Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive, Dana & Ken mention the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner.

On the roast, Shatner rides in on a horse. Dana mentioned the clips from the show that were played in the Shatner's World live show.

Here is the full roast:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New A Bit of a Chat episodes!

Ken has been doing some AMAZING Bit of a Chats lately. Truly sensational!

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Weird Al Yankovic
"In this episode, I have a chat with singer/songwriter/icon Weird Al Yankovic, about inspiration, longevity, Orchestr-Al, Guam, jamming, Knott’s preservation, and Late Shift Johnny."

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Joe Flaherty
"In this episode, I have a chat with comedy icon Joe Flaherty about SCTV, improv, running down McFly, Guy’s Angels, and big blue birds."

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Tim Minchin 2
"In this episode, I have another chat with comedian/actor/musician Tim Minchin, about Matilda, Judas, smarting, Icarus, pride, and growing up."

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & John Lloyd 2
"In this episode, I have another chat with the legendary producer John Lloyd, about QI, awards, curricula, ego, anger, and tri-kangahoohas."

ALSO! Check out Ken's guest appearance on "Little Atoms":

Little Atoms 264 – Podcaster – A Bit of a Chat With Ken Plume
This is the first of a new monthly strand of Little Atoms interviews in which Neil Denny talks to the hosts of some of his favorite podcasts.
Ken Plume is the proprietor of A Site Called Fred, and the host of numerous podcasts. An expert, some would say an obsessive, on British and American comedy, Ken is probably best known for his A Bit of a Chat, a long, rambling interview show in which he has spoken to a long list of luminaries including Eric Idle, Mel Brooks, Ricky Gervais, John Hodgman and Ernest Borgnine, sometimes for up to three hours!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shatner's World

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive features talk of the show Shatner's World.

The live stage show is touring right now and may be coming to you area. You can find the tour dates and locations here.

Dana commented on Shatner's wardrobe:

There is one clip from the show online:

Monday, January 28, 2013

A couple of older videos of Dana

A couple videos of Dana popped up on eBay recently. They are worth a look.

The first clip is titled "The Master Shake / Dana Snyder Show Live @ Floirda Supercon 05/24/08" it runs just over a minute and mostly features a band introducing him:

The second is titled "Tim and Eric at the ATHF movie premiere". Dana can be seen at the start of the clip, interacting with Space Ghost:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Disney wristbands

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive features talk of the new Disney wireless wristbands:
The new bands, called Magic Bands are part of the the new "MyMagic+" program which will give guests room key, charging privileges... ya know, what Dana said in the show.

If you don't remember, check out this video where Disney sell you on it:

Friday, January 25, 2013

Escape From Tomorrow

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive features talk of the 2013 film Escape From Tomorrow.

The black-and-white horror-fantasy film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

It gives a dark look a man's descent into madness at a Disney resort.

The film was shot guerrilla style on location at both DisneyLand and DisneyWorld resorts, without permission.

Here is the plot from Wiki:

Shortly after waking up on the last day of a family vacation at Walt Disney World in Florida, Jim White (Roy Abramsohn) gets a call from his boss, who tells him that he has been laid off. He keeps the news to himself in order not to spoil the family's remaining time at the resort. While lounging at the swimming pool, he sees two French girls in their early teens jump in, and starts to develop an interest in them. After his son intentionally locks him out of the family's hotel room, he takes his daughters to the rides of the Magic Kingdom to spend time away from his nagging wife.
Their paths frequently cross the two French girls, whom Jim tries to keep up with. White's son, working with a wheelchair-bound man, make attempts on his life. The Disney characters and paraphernalia start to seem sinister and surreal, and White starts to have disturbing visions, such as the animatronic characters' faces changing and the Disney Princesses doubling as escorts for wealthy Asian businessmen visiting the park. He is not sure if what he sees is real, or if he is just having a breakdown.

Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Center
Eventually he is apprehended by park security, who seem inordinately concerned about a "cat flu" sweeping the park. He is taken to a secret detention facility under Spaceship Earth at EPCOT Center and interrogated about this. After being brainwashed, he is released, and watches as Spaceship Earth is blown up. At the end of the film he dies at the Contemporary Resort Hotel.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive

Hey! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive is out!
As the boys prepare for Snydecast 200, they chat about William Shatner, Disneyland brochures, Big Brother Walt and Dana's wifi.

Go check it out! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #195: Architectural Digestive!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Dana at the Madonna Inn

Dana tweeted some pics from a recent stay at the Madonna Inn.
You may remember he and Ken discussed this amazing place back on KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #91: Dad's Vinyl Pool.

Yes it is.

A quick Google search seems to indicate this is called The Carin Room.
I hope it's renamed "The Dana Snyder Suite".

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sonny Bono

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores Dana mentions thinking of the late Sonny Bono when he was sledding.

Sonny Bono was a musician turned politician who tragically died in a skiing accident.

Here are some videos of Sonny Bono.

First, Sonny and Cher singing "I Got You Babe":

Here is Sonny Bono at a Palm Springs political debate arguing with the moderator. It's pretty weird:

Finally, here (in 3 parts) is Sonny's guest appearance on The Golden Girls. As you may remember, this is one of the sitcoms Dana finds funny.
Check it out:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Rock Tumbler

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores they talk about the "rock tumbler" that Dana bought his mom.

Ken asks if it was the "Model T":

You can get your own on Amazon... or borrow the one Dana's mom has. She probably wouldn't mind, she doesn't use it.

Or you could get these rock tumbler's
Then you could sip a cool beverage and realize you just don't care how smooth a rock is.

Speaking of a smooth Rock, check out The Rock's Tumblr. He posts some sweet pics:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Telly Savalas' Mountaintop Lair

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores Dana mentions that he didn't get to visit this place:
Made famous in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, it served as the hideout for Telly Savalas' character Blofeld.

It is a revolving restuarant named Piz Gloria. According to Wiki "on the Schilthorn near Mürren in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland."

Normally, I'd hate to spend a vacation on the Schilthorn, but it looks pretty sweet!

When Bond location scouts found the restaurant it was only partially finished. In order to film there, the production paid to furnish the restaurant. It is still open today and is a popular tourist attraction.

Here is some footage from the film showing the approach to Piz Gloria via helicopter:

 And here is the famous ski chase scene:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Eiger: Wall of Death... and Clint Eastwood!

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores makes mention of Eiger:

The Eiger (3,970 m (13,025 ft)) is a mountain in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. It is the easternmost peak of a ridge crest that extends across the Mönch to the Jungfrau at 4,158 m. The northern side of the mountain rises about 3,000 m (9,800 ft) above Grindelwald and other inhabited valleys of the Bernese Oberland, and the southern side faces the deeply glaciated region of the Jungfrau-Aletsch, covered by some of the largest glaciers in the Alps.
The three mountains of the ridge are commonly referred to as the Virgin (German: Jungfrau - translates to "virgin" or "maiden"), the Monk (Mönch) and the Ogre (Eiger). The name has been linked to the Latin term acer, meaning "sharp" or "pointed," but more commonly to the German eigen, meaning "own".

The Clint Eastwood action film The Eiger Sanction uses the mountain as it's setting.

Here's some video for you! The 1975 trailer for the film:

Here is a 1 hour documentary on the mountain called Eiger: Wall of Death.

I suppose The Mountain That Dripped Blood was taken.

 TOMORROW: Telly Savalas' mountaintop lair.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores

Hey! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores is out!
Dana has returned from vacation and he and Ken embrace the New Year. They talk about cheese, cuckoo clocks, Sonny Bono, rock tumblers and Telly.

Who loves ya baby!?! Go check it out! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Danny Pudi

 Wonderful new Bit of a Chat! The description reads "In this episode, I have chat with actor Danny Pudi, about Community Live!, parenting, bok choy, improv, dance, potatoes, and lip balm."
Ken is a fan (and expert) of all things related to the show Community so it's great to hear another chat with a Community cast member.

You can listen to the chat here.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

NY Times reviews Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #193: Boxing’s Been Good Ken and Dana talk about Guy Fieri's (no relation) New York City restaurant.

Particularly they mention the review by Pete Wells.

The review includes such quotes as

“Were you struck by how very far from awesome the Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders are?” and “When we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?” and “Why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish?"

You can read the whole review here.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Mrs. Richard's Slush Punch

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #193: Boxing’s Been Good Ken mentions a grade school holiday treat called Slush.

Here are his vague descriptions:

Kool Aid and Jell-O with a Slurpee consistency...

With hard crusty, too thick, Jell-O on top....

I think it was Strawberry Slush...
You had Ginger Ale for the kick and Kool Aid for the flavor....

There are quite a few "slush punch" recipes on the internet. I didn't find one that matched all of Ken's recollections  but a few sounded like they wouldn't suck. 

For example, this one seems like it may be a winner:

 1-1/4 cups white sugar
3 cups water
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin mix
1/2 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cups orange juice
1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (ex. Sprite)

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, and strawberry flavored gelatin. Boil for 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Freeze in a ziplock. (I froze mine in two ziplocks so I could add a frozen chunk halfway through the party and keep it slushy)
When ready to serve, place the frozen contents of one container in a punch bowl, and stir in 1 bottle of lemon-lime soda until slushy.
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