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Great show last night with Daniel Kavanagh and Ryan Vanskiver (listen here at the Coastal Noise Podcast page). We talked about a butt ton of cool stuff ranging from actors, The Pope's "Man of The Year" award, Kohlrabi and Krokodil, mind of plants, the recent ice over in Biloxi, space travel, all the way to presidential elections in mainstream media.
Starting out, we loosened up talking about film and a few great actors in the Hollywood scene. Bill Murray was a subject of interest as we discussed his role in Zombie Land that involves him getting shot after he, along with Woody Harrelson and other key actors, use green leafy plants to reenact the famous library scene from GHOSTBUSTERS. We also talked about Murray's roles in other movies that Ryan has scene and what he has on Netflix these days. Going off that, we talked a little more about Woody Harrelson's role as a social activities. Harrelson is an outspoken individual for the hemp movement that seeks to re-legalize the textile product for American production. Harrelson has a documentary called GRASS and has also narrated for such documentaries as ETHOS, which explores failed environmental, democratic, and personal practices. Check out the guys Wiki page here. This is one Hollywood figure who isn't hiding behind fame. Other actors discussed were Jonah Hill in his great supporting roles of Money Ball, Wolf of Wall Street, and This Is The End, as well as Matthew Mcconaughey in Dazed in Confused, Wolf of Wall Street, Tropic Thunder and his infamous incident of playing bongos in his house, naked and baked.
New York Times recently released their "Year In Review" articles, naming Pope Francis the man of the year. Looking into the topic online, we discovered that he recently released some doves as a sign of peace, which were then attacked by a seagull and a crow...wow...talk about lame birds.
The new trendy vegetable Kohlrabi is taking root in America, as chefs everywhere are beginning to take note of it's high levels of iron, potassium, and fiber. Transitioning from Kohlrabi, we moved to Krokodil from a rant on the dangerous of smoking and chewing tobacco. Krokodil is a product claimed to be several times stronger than heroin that causes skin abnormalities in the form of scales and sever blisters. It started out as a serious problem in Russia and is now finding it's way to parts of Europe and a few cities in the U.S. God help us all. Just type in Krokodil online and looks at the pictures that come up. People are literally losing their skin from this shit. It's ridiculous.
We explored the possibilities of plant consciousness with me talking about videos I've watched where machines are attached to plants which create sounds based on the plants "output" (whatever that is), which makes music notes, giving the impression that the plants are "singing". We talked gardening. How hard is it, what to grow, the responsibilities, etc. I talk a little on the value of peppers and how there is more vitamin C in peppers than any other vegetable, with products like kale, cauliflower and broccoli being close by. All of these edibles contain more vitamin C than orange juice. To see the blog I wrote recently about this topic in depth, visit the article HERE.
Biloxi had a recent ice over last week, with a recorded accident tally of almost 50 vehicles. Bridges were so slippery, that sand was dumped over many bridges throughout the area to keep cars from crashing. Now, as I write, dozens of schools through the state are sending out notices that they will be shutting down for a particularly nasty storm that will bring freezing temperatures onto the coast.
After a brief announcement about the Mezo's Monday Open-Mic that is going on next week (Monday Feb. 8th, 8PM) for stand up comics, we watched a video of Richard Branson's "SpaceShipTwo" which will take anyone who can pay the $250,000 ticket into the edges of spaces. This was truly incredible to watch and talk about. The clip will be posted to the Coastal Noise Video section for your enjoyment. We're in the future, like, right now. From this, we riffed on what it will be like in the future as time shares are advertised for the moon. Condos and real estate will be the gold mine industry of the next century. We had a good laugh thinking about how American's will likely pay the quarter of a million dollars to go the planet's limits, only to sit starring into the tiny screen of a dumb movie provided by the flight. Yes...I think some of us are that lost in our lives...
Operation Northwoods. What the hell is it? You have to listen to find out.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, the Russian military man who invented the AK-47, dies at the age of 94, his famous weapon from the days of World War II still holds value in the realm of war. In other related news, all U.S. troops are set to return home by the end of the year, which will end the longest ar that America has ever been engaged in since it's beginning in 2001. Will the pull out hold true? We will see...
In closing, we discussed the possibilities of a New America, where presidential elections are based online instead of on television. We focus our conversation around Ron Paul and his manipulated image through major news outlets. If you want to get an idea of how wack our news programming is, have a listen to this part of the podcast. It is both laughable as it is shocking.