Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cosmic Rays

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentions Cosmic Rays. Dana couldn't think of the name and Ken had cookies there.

He still has them.

Here is a tour of the place.

Ken mentions the animatronic. This is Sonny E. Clipse.

He's great. Check out his full show:

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tiki Room!

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #221: Dole Whipped! is named after the delicious treat you can get at Disneyland and Walt Disney World near the Tiki Room!

In 1963 the Anaheim California version of the attraction, entitled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" opened. It was the first attraction to feature Audio-Animatronics, a WED Enterprises patented invention.

There is a Dole pineapple stand outside the attraction where you can buy Dole Whips and other pineapple treats:

A virtually identical version (with a new pre-show) opened at Walt Disney World in 1971. As Dana mentioned, it was called Tropical Serenade:

This attraction had an Orange stand called Sunshine Tree Terrace:

They also had a costumed Orange Bird character:

On the other side of Adventureland there is a Pineapple stand called Aloha Isle:

 Where you can get (among other things) an Orange Dole Whip:

In 1998 the attraction was re-themed (in Florida only) to a new show called "Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management".

This show featured much of the old show, but was now hosted by Iago from Aladdin and Zazu from The Lion King:

In January 2011 a small fire broke out in the attraction. When it reopened it returned to the original show (sans Iago and Zazu) and was re-titled "Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room" (ditching the "Tropical Serenade" name Dana mentioned.)

Plus, Sunshine Terrace reopened:
Where you can get Orange Bird cups:
Also of note, Tokyo has a version that includes Stitch:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Spicy food!

The newest Ken PD Snydecast features some talk about SPICY foods.

Ken doesn't like 'em. He thinks of them as a little flavor plus pain.

Dana likes it. He ate Indian food before the show.

Indian food is often very spicy.

From THIS SITE: Turmeric is an Indian spice, bright yellow in color and is used in both south and north Indian cooking. It is derived from a plant native of India that is part of the ginger family. It is made from the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished roots of the turmeric plant. In medieval Europe it became known as Indian saffron and was far more expensive in its day than the saffron spice of today. Turmeric is used primarily in Kashmiri dishes. Used for flavor and color, it is a principal element in curry powder.

Coriander powder, known in India as ‘Dhaniya’ is purchased as whole seeds or in powder form in both south and north Indian cooking. Fresh coriander is also known as ‘cilantro’ to many. The seeds are often used as a condiment with or without roasting. It is a herb with a delicate sweet aroma and it is an essential spice in every Indian household. It is used in Indian Dals (dried legumes and pulses), Rasam, Sambar, soups and curries. The fresh coriander leaves are generally used as garnish on top of finished dishes. Native of the Mediterranean, coriander is produced in India and in many other countries. The oil is used in seasonings for sausages and other meat products.

Cumin, known as ‘Jeera’ in India, can be purchased as whole seeds or in powder form and comes from a dried, white fruit on an annual herb that is a tropical plant grown in many parts of the world. The seeds are bitter and have an aromatic odor. It is indigenous to northern Egypt, Syria, the Mediterranean region, Iran and India. It is also grown in Mexico, China, Sicily and Malta. Cumin is used in Indian cooking as a flavoring agent in things like curry powders, seasonings of breads, cakes and cheese, and as a condiment. It is also used in many native dishes of Central and South America. Used in small quantities in most dishes it merely enhances the dish further. It is found to date from the second millennium B.C. All Indian curries and dals include it in small quantities. Often the cumin seeds are heated and roasted which gives off its robust flavor and aroma. Cumin can be used in powder form but is best used with the seeds.

This photo is irrelevant.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ken and Dana talk about Christmas Toys

Here is a  10 minute video features audio from KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #75: The Christmas Horn where Ken and Dana discussed favorite Christmas presents and favorite toys in general.

A Burger King doll, the Pixel Vision Camera and Alvin and the Chipmunks!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

James Bond

Earlier today Ken tweeted the following:
Ken has tweeted about James Bond before. Back in 2012 he tweeted:

Ken also Tweeted after watching a 1973 James Bond adventure:

Watched Live And Let Die. Had forgotten how casually, almost suavely racist it is.

Still shocked by how racist Live & Let Die is. Then remembered the BBC was still airing The Black & White Minstrel Show in 1973.

Speaking of James Bond, on  KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #194: Alpining For The Ski Bores Dana mentions that he didn't get to visit Telly Savalas' Mountaintop Lair!

Made famous in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service, this resort 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."

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.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dana Snyder's Talking Dennis Miller Doll

Remember Dana Snyder's Talking Dennis Miller Doll? Back in 2012 he was mentioned on The Ken PD Snydecast and has since changed hands several times.

Here are some photos:

This brings us to this past week when listener Jonathan Navarro took possession of the weird little doll.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Talking Dennis Miller

Dana Snyder is talking Dennis Miller doll has been spotted at Walt Disney World. 
Details to come...

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dana's Painting

On the newest Snydecast Dana mentioned that he was painting The Alchemist for someone named Hal.

You can purchase an original painting here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mousie Garner

On the newest Snydecast there is mention on Mousie Garner.

Dana mentions that he has his autobiography:
Here is a great clip of Mousie:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Legendary Warner Wolf

On the newest episode the boys talk about legendary NY sportscaster Warner Wolf:

His delivery is remarkable and he was known for his catchphrase "Let's go to the videotape!"

His father Jack Wolf was one of Ted Healy's replacement stooges.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Joe Besser

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast there is some Stooge talk. Dana mentions Joe Besser's solo work.

Here is his famous character Oswald "Stinky" Davis:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken and Dana talk about The Stooges.

Ken mentions Shemp's solo work.

Here's a solo Shemp short! The 1946 film Mr. Noisy!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Slowest Gun in the West

On a recent Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentioned the new box set of The Phil Silvers Show that was being released (and, of course, Ken gets for free.)

Being Veterans Day I would love to post an episode of this great Army sitcom, but none appear to be on YouTube.

So instead, the Phil Silvers and Jack Benny comedy The Slowest Gun in the West:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Ken talked about his nephew's past Halloween costumes on the most recent Ken PD Snydecast.
He put a gallery on asitecalledfred.com.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wild Bill Kelso

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken mentions that his nephew is dressing as Wild Bill Kelso on Halloween.

Capt. Wild Bill Kelso was a character in the Steven Spielberg film 1941. He was portrayed by John Belushi.

Here are some clips:

Monday, October 27, 2014

What hybrid/mash-up of a Disney character and Marvel/DC character would you like to see?

From the Snydecast Mailbag:

Hey Ken and Dana!

Earlier this year I asked you guys "What hybrid/mash-up of a Disney character and Marvel/DC character would you like to see?" Well, as it is want to do, life got in the way, I got busy with other things, and Ken's remain unfinished. I did get Dana's done before I got busy so you can find that attached. That said, I do apologize Ken and would like you to know I will get to it. I am double majoring in Printmaking and Art Ed. so school tends to keep me quite busy so it might take a bit longer than I'd like. Anyway, I'll not keep you any further. Love the show, keep up the excellent entertainment, and I'll try to at least take a break from the school work every so often to write in. Have a great one fellas!

Brandon Sparks

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Le Cellier

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana and Ken talk about Le Cellier at Epcot.

As Dana and Ken mentioned the restaurant is notoriously difficult to snag a table at. The restuarant is very popular and famous for it's steak and (as Dana and Ken mentioned, cheddar cheese soup.)

Le Cellier is also rather small by Disney restaurant standards. That also contributes to it's "difficult to book" status.

I don't have much more to add except a video of Canadian Goofy from the 1990s:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top 10 Meals at Walt Disney World

Dana and Ken spoke about this list from:
Check it out:

Top 10 Meals at Walt Disney World
by: Brittany DiCologero

10. Honey Sesame Chicken at Nine Dragons
Nine Dragons, the Chinese restaurant located in Epcot’s World Showcase, is my favorite restaurant (anywhere) for honey sesame chicken. The chicken is served with white rice, and is the perfect lunch or dinner while spending a day in Epcot. This restaurant is fairly underrated (I assume many guests don’t want to eat food similar to their local Chinese restaurants) however the honey sesame chicken here is one of my favorite meals. As an added bonus, this restaurant does not usually get booked solid with reservations, so if you’re looking for a walk-in in Epcot, this is a great place to go. (The honey sesame chicken costs $16.99.)

9. Wild Mushroom Flatbread at Mama Melrose’s
This is a very affordable dinner option, located in Hollywood Studios at a cost of $12.99. The Wild Mushroom Flatbread is described on the restaurant’s menu as: “Roasted Cremini and Button Mushrooms with a Garlic-Shallot Spread and finished with Balsamic Reduction.” This is a great change from ordinary pizza, and makes for a greater value compared to other dinner entrees in the parks.

8. California Combination Roll at the California Grill
If you’re in Walt Disney World, and looking for a sampler of sushi, head over to the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. At $24.00, this meal includes jumbo lump crab, avocado, cucumber, and shrimp tempura. Be sure to make reservations here during the fireworks!

7. “Bunny Chow and Falafel” at Jiko – The Cooking Place
Jiko, located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, is home to one of my favorite vegetarian dishes at Walt Disney World. The “bunny chow and falafel” includes curried vegetables, naan bread, mango ketchup, Harissa mustard, and chickpea lentil cake, with cilantro yogurt and olive tapenade. With curry and falafel options being slim at the parks and resorts, it is no surprise that this menu item made the list. (This dinner entrée costs $28.00.)

6. Oak Grilled Maine Diver Scallops at the Flying Fish Café
The Flying Fish Café, located at the Boardwalk, is home to one of my favorite seafood dishes in Walt Disney World. The oak grilled scallops here are served with Ratatouille vegetables, olives, artichokes, and Romano and Mascarpone-laced risotto. In addition to this being one of my restaurants for seafood at Walt Disney World, the location here is great because it is right on the Boardwalk where there is plenty of shopping and entertainment for before or after your meal. (This dinner entrée costs $35.00.)

5. Cedar Plank-roasted King Salmon at Artist Point
Artist Point, at the Wilderness Lodge, has what in my opinion is the best salmon at Walt Disney World. If you’re looking for a nice meal in the Magic Kingdom area, the Wilderness Lodge is a good side trip from the parks and monorail resorts. This salmon is served with cauliflower, spinach, a lemon-butter sauce, Applewood-smoked bacon jam, and short rib strudel. (This dinner entrée costs $35.00.)

4. Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon at Le Cellier Steakhouse
This meal is my top pick for a filet mignon dish at Walt Disney World. A point of contention among Disney fans, where some think that Le Cellier is the best restaurant they’ve ever been to, and others don’t quite understand the hype, I’ve run a sort of middle ground in my love for this entrée. At $43.00, this is an extremely expensive dish, but for a special occasion, or a once per trip dinner, I think it is definitely worth going to Le Cellier. The risotto served with the filet mignon is the best I’ve ever had, and while the steak is also delicious, this meal is not complete without an order Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, made with Moosehead beer and bacon.

3. Vanilla Laced French Toast at the Grand Floridian Café
This meal, at the Grand Floridian Café, is my top breakfast pick at Walt Disney World. This dish includes Brioche French toast, dipped in vanilla batter, and is served with your choice of either bacon or sausage. At $11.99, it’s extremely reasonably priced as far as Disney restaurants go, and is a good alternative if you’re looking to try something other than Kona Café’s Tonga Toast. As a side note, Tonga Toast (French toast stuffed with bananas and rolled in cinnamon sugar) is also delicious if you’re looking to cure a French toast fix in Walt Disney World.

2. Pan Asian Noodles with Shrimp at Kona Café
Kona Café, at the Polynesian Resort is home to my favorite noodle dish on Disney property. I love noodles, however I don’t love when the veggies in the dish are soggy or not as fresh as I would like them to be. The noodles at Kona Café don’t have any of these problems, and the flavor of the noodles, combined with the veggies and shrimp make this a perfect meal, with a reasonable price tag at $18.99 (For $17.99, you can order the same dish with tofu or chicken instead of shrimp.)

1. Grilled New York Strip Steak and Fried Fish at the Rose and Crown Dining Room
This meal, located in Epcot’s World Showcase at the U.K. pavilion, is my top pick for the best meal in Walt Disney World. This dinner entrée includes the New York strip steak and fried fish in addition to Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables with a red wine sauce. This is a restaurant where every menu item is delicious, and I would have a tough time choosing between the steak and fish, so this entrée is perfect for my indecisiveness. That being said, this is the most expensive option on the menu at $30.99, and is a lot of food. Don’t plan on being able to finish this meal yourself, your best bet here is to share with someone in your party, or plan to take some of your meal to go.

GO TO: http://www.disneyquestions.com/top-10-meals-walt-disney-world/ for more great info!

New Episode! KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #219: Meal-y Mouthed

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #219: Meal-y Mouthed - Ken & Dana return with sausage gravy and scallops in the community of tomorrow.

Listen now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How Can You Adjust the Time Lapse on iPhone 6?

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana talks about liking the "time lapse" setting on his iPhone, but wondering if the length between photos can be adjusted so he can take time lapse video out his window without the camera taking a photo every five seconds.

According to this site it can't.

However, Dana mentions the video that Andy Sipes recorded looked like it was moving slower.

The reason is that Apple says it records at "dynamically selected intervals."

This means that the time lapse takes half as many pictures per second as the recording duration doubles.

So in a 10 minute recording it's a photo every 2 seconds, but in an 8 hour video it would record one every 32 seconds.

So there.

In conclusion here is a photo of Mike Tyson taking a photo:

Mike Tyson. Former IBF, WBF, WNBA, WGN and IRT heavyweight champion of the world. Currently he is best know for having a tattoo on his face. My grandmother loves his tattoo because she has the same pattern on her couch.

Tyson the shutterbug.

Could you imagine trying to explain how to turn on the "flash" to Mike Tyson? Or to The Flash.
You know, the superhero... THE FLASH.
You would say "make sure to turn on the flash" and he would say "Oh, I am." and then he would put his hand on your knee.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Dog With A Blog

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Dana mentions a bit of trivia about Dog With a Blog.

Dog With a Blog is a very popular Disney Channel sitcom. Dana mentions the actor that plays the voice of the dog also stands in for the dog on set.

This was on some website: 
However, there is more to being on the show than just lending his voice. Stephen also does kneel ins, which is the equivalent being a stand in. He comes in for filming and kneels on the ground when they are setting up commands for the dog, who is added to the shot later. 

Here's a video that may bring some more info:

Or maybe not. I didn't watch it. I'm busy working on my new Disney Channel sitcom: