Friday, February 28, 2014

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #212: Elementary, My Dear Snyder

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #212: Elementary, My Dear Snyder - Ken & Dana return with dreams and disasters.

Go! Listen:

Ken's Book Collection Part 2

Here's a winner from Ken's collection:

Wally Wood was a famous cartoonist, comic book writer and independent publisher, best known for his work on Mad Magazine (back when it was a comic book) and Marvel's Daredevil.

Here's a look at some of his work:

 Here is some great work from MAD:

Wally Wood is also famous for THIS. Yep. Click that. Go ahead. Ruin your childhood.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ken's book collection Part 1

On the newest Ken PD Snydecast Ken tells about books he has in his attic. Here are some highlights.

Ah... let's start with the lowlights.

Simon's full screenplay, in addition to an interview with the playwright, and the insights and revelations of the director, producer, cast, and crew. Illustrated with production photographs, storyboard drawings, costume sketches, period drawings, and photos. 120 illustrations, 42 in color.
Buy it here.

Agents J and K are back, as a new alien menace threatens to destroy the planet—and it’s up to the Men in Black to save the day. This super-secret organization tracks every extraterrestrial currently living on Earth, from Elvis to Tiger Woods. But when an evil, voracious alien lands in Central Park with plans to obliterate the human race, it will take the top MIB agents to avert catastrophe. This dazzling volume features

• Exclusive interviews with members of the cast and crew
• Top-secret conceptual art and special effect wizardry
• Candid anecdotes revealing the secrets of the MIB
• Dozens of declassified photographs
• The complete shooting script

Inside Men in Black II brings to life all the frenzy and excitement, thrills and craftsmanship behind the creation of this Columbia Tristar megahit. For fans of filmmaking and friends of MIB, this book is a must!
Buy it here.

Starring in this enchanting instructional book are celebrated characters that delight children around the world and now provide inspiration for charming quilts. Here's a unique opportunity for quilters of all skill levels to create patterns based on their favorite Muppet characters-Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and their other pals. Fifteen patterns to appliqu as quilt blocks make wonderful projects for families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, members of a social club, or students in a classroom to work on together. The blocks are compatible in size, so mix-and-match patterns can be devised as personalized quilts for any occasion.

You know you want this:

Buy it here


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Menu

On Ken PD Snydecast 211 the boys talk about The Hollywood Brown Derby Menu:

The whole scenario took place at lunch in January.

You can hear the whole story on Drunk On Disney.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ken P. D. Snydecast #211: Menu Mules

Ken & Dana return with a journey into boxes…

Ken P. D. Snydecast #211: Menu Mules

Peanut Butter, Banana and Cocoa Powder

On the newest Snydecast, Ken mentions a man in his childhood neighborhood that liked to make a Peanut Butter, Banana and Cocoa Powder sandwich.

Ken challenges you to make your own. Go do it.

Friday, February 21, 2014

7 Healthy Foods that Turned Out to Be Unhealthy

On KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #210: Crunchings And Munchings Dana references an article entitled "7 Healthy Foods that Turned Out to Be Unhealthy."

You can find the list here, but don't bother. Here are the 7 things:

Banana chips
Tuna sushi
Energy bars
Trail mix
Prepared salads
Reduced fat yogurt


Here are my choices for 7 Ways to make Healthy Foods Unhealthy:

1. Deep fry it. Don't even take it out of the package first.

2. Instead of bread use pizza.

3. Add slivers of broken glass to any dish.

4. Add corn dogs.

5. Garnish with candy.

6. Roll the food across a homeless man's belly before eating it.

7. Stand in front of the microwave as you cook it. Make sure the microwave has no door.

Whatever. Sorry for wasting your time.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume & Billy West

HERE IS THE FRED DESCRIPTION: In this episode, I have a chat with voice actor extraordinaire Billy West about Larry Fine, Mel Blanc, radio, Brian Wilson, Futurama, and miracle teeth.
Billy is one of the funniest guys on earth and Ken and him have a fun conversation. 
Listen to it here.

Friday, February 14, 2014

See Dana in Miami this May!

Dana is a featured guest at the Burlesque and Pin up convention this may in Miami!

From the website:
Dana Snyder will be the official Master of Ceremonies of Pinned Miami. Dana is an actor, voice actor, host, improvisational genius, gadabout, anachronism, and much more than can never truly be defined!
As a voice actor, Dana is known around the world for his work on Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Master Shake), Squidbillies (Granny), Fish Hooks (Mr. Baldwin, Bud, Clamantha’s Mom), Mad (various voices), Chowder (Gazpacho), Your Dungeon My Dragon (Hork the Nomad), Penguins of Madagascar (Leonard), Code Monkeys (Todd, Warden Shank), Adventure Time (Ancient Sleeping Magi of Life Giving, The Train), The Venture Brothers (The Alchemist, President Breyer), Minoriteam (Dr. Wang), Robotomomy (Dreadnot, Thunderbite), Robot Chicken (Master Shake, Twinkie the Kid, Lego Pharoh and more!) and Sealab 2021.
His live action credits include: Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (Lucas), The Young Person’s Guide to History (Benjamin Franklin), Saul of the Mole Men (Strata Operator, Benjamin Franklun), Gary Unmarried (Chris), ER, Brothers and Sisters, Stomp! Shout! Scream!, Come on Over, Gypsy Crepes, Terror Phone, If You Could Say It In Words and more! His video game credits include: White Knight Chronicles: International Edition (Belcitane) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am (Master Shake).
On New York stages, Dana’s highlights include directing and writing The Burleycue! A Burlesque Spectacular (which played in Las Vegas as well), directing the quirk-filled Halloween special Hell in a Handbasket (2001 and 2002), the variety show Idiots Tonight, performing in a production of Happy End at the Horace Mann Theatre, and writing/directing An Enola Gay Christmas – called “The most bizarre holiday-themed show this season in New York” by Playbill Magazine.
Dana has performed on stage in Atlanta with the Dames Aflame Burlesque Troupe, across the country headlining college and university appearances, at the San Francisco Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival, and The Philadelphia Festival of Independents.
Dana routinely takes time to perform on stage, and in recent years has performed leads at Arrow Rock’s Lyceum Theatre (Max Bialystock in The Producers, Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and Rick Steadman in The Nerd) and Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre (Psedolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in The Producers). In the past, Dana has had leads in The Mystery of Irma Vepp, The Game of Love and Chance, Guys and Dolls, Rumors, Bye Bye Birdie, Rounding Third, Sylvia and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
More info at:

KEN P.D. SNYDECAST #13: The Logo Fiasco-rama

On Ken PD Snydecast 210 Dana and Ken chatted about the logo contest of 2006. That contest culminated in episode #13.

Here is the original description:
Dana & Ken assemble a virtual (yet real) cornucopia of [adult swim] luminaries to judge the seemingly never, yet mercifully ending logo contest, with a guest list that includes The Venture Bros.’ Jackson Pubick and Doc Hammer, Aqua Teen’s Ned Hastings, Home Movies and Lucy, Daughter of the Devil’s Loren Bouchard, writer extraordinaire Brian Studler, and the beautiful Jennifer Stephens, direct from [as] headquarters. It’s a real mess, but fun. Really. Trust us. You’ll find a cheat sheet of all the logo entries below.

We are still waiting for the cheat sheet.

Here is a timeline of quotes from the episode:

01:21 ...yell about whichever one you think sucks the most.

02:35 Give me a sharpie and 15 minutes and I'll give you guys a logo.

03:05 ...the blue one isn't the worst, the green one is...

06:17 ...this was Dana's crackpot idea...

09:05 ...he's hung like a zebra.

09:06 That's hanged!

09:07 He's hanged like a zebra?

14:10 You know, with Dana in the room, you're calling ME a whore?

16:18 No! that's the honor bar, don't pee in the...

17:06 I wear glasses so I don't catch visual aids.

24:24 This is like's Sophie's Choice.

26:58 You can't fake this kind of awfulness.

28:16 I'm getting this as a tattoo. The green one. The little logo that could.

34:00 As god as my witness this is the greatest logo ever!

37:27 I will fight anybody who says this isn't the greatest logo in the history of logos.

41:31 This podcast is a disaster!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Del Taco vs Taco Bell

On Ken PD Snydecast 210 the boys talked about fast food nachos.

Del Taco (near Dana)

Taco Bell (near Ken... hold the beans)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fried Baloney and Pork Roll

On Ken PD Snydecast 210 the boys talk about fried baloney sandwiches and pork roll.

Feast your eyes on this:

 Fried Baloney Sandwich

 Taylor Pork Roll Sandwich

How to slice your pork roll when frying

Uncut baloney or pork roll creates a "fondue bowl" when cooked

Here you can watch Baloney in a microwave, little Kenny Plume style

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Brown Derby Cobb Salad

On Ken PD Snydecast 210 Dana and Ken talk about the Cobb Salad at Disney's Brown Derby:

The Brown Derby was a famous restaurant chain in the "golden age" of Hollywood. The restaurant chain was famous for it's hat shaped exterior... but not the one IN Hollywood.

The Hollywood Brown Derby, the most famous one in the chain, was not in a hat shaped building. This was done because the crazy scientologists in Hollywood were worried a giant martian might show up on earth and pick the restaurant up and wear it on his head.

The other locations didn't worry about this because derbys are "like, so last year on Mars."

The real Derbys have all closed and the one in Hollywood has been torn down and is now a parking lot.

Now take another look at this photo from the 1980s:

Now look again at the parking lot:
Notice something? "Juices Fountain" seems to have been passed over by the wrecking ball.

Juices Fountains still stands, but the most famous restaurant in Hollywood now has a bunch of Toyotas parked on top of it.

Ahhh well, we always have Orlando.

So, Disney re-created the Brown Derby an it is one of the finest restaurants on Walt Disney World property.

This is what the original interior looked like:

Now here is a photo of the Disney recreation:

Ken and Dana talk about the Cobb Salad:

Legend has it that it was made at the Derby as a midnight snack for Grauman's Chinese Theatre namesake Sid Grauman.

Disney has hat shaped cards with the recipe:

Monday, February 10, 2014

Botatoes and Mrs. Winners

On Ken PD Snydecast 210 Ken mentions Botato Rounds at Bojangles:
Dana mentions once eating at a Mrs. Winners Chicken & Biscuits in Atlanta:

Mrs. Winners was a regional franchise founded in 1979. In 2011 they posted this on their Facebook page:

Unfortunately ,due to financial difficulties, all Mrs. Winner's corporate locations have closed. There are several franchised locations left open. If you are in Georgia, the only one is in Stockbridge. Thank you for visiting us throughout the years. We don't know how long this page will remain active but feel free to leave any comments that you would like. Thanks again.

15 people liked it. 13 people commented. The last comment is my favorite: