Ep 63 - Plenty Of Ebb
This week's episode might just as well have been entitled, Hooray for Y2k, or Jar Jar: A Star Wars Story, or Things you get from QVC, because no matter how we tried to dress it up, it was destined to be disappointing.
Like every podcast (Except, of course, for the Moth) we've had our ups - one hand countable, and our downs - most memorably our remote from a leper colony where Pete thought it would be funny to challenge everyone to a face-off. Unfortunately this week, like the proverbial pig with lipstick, the consumption of this episode, would be blamed for heart failure.
We started off with what seemed to be a fairly innocuous subject: George Lucas' decision to build his museum in LA rather than SF. However this quickly degenerated into a call to invade Poland. A sad report on the demise of the Mavericks surf competition incited Pete to denounce Lorne Michaels and his "Art with Limits" movement. And a report calling for the demolition of Highway 280 resulted in, first, quite a bit of Pete's rant to be edited from the episode and, ultimately, a soothing mantra gleaned from the Phantom Tollbooth.
In the second half of the show things began to get heated - partially due to a broken thermostat and partially due to SK being snubbed by one particular pharisaic character at Lefty O'doul's. And finally, our no justice de resistance no peace de resistance came in the form of, SK's review of the World's Fair Nano.
Disappointment? Yeah, I can tell you about it. I've got time, time, nothing but time.
Here are just a few ideas SK thought should be included in an upcoming US hosted World's Fair.
The Future in Engineering:
And How About Attractions?