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Episode 160 — The Moon


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:18 AM

The Professor Blastoff gang starts off with another check-in on Kyle's new lifestyle, discuss the appropriate number of farts per day, explore "beet"ing meat, and Kyle tells a disappointing story about his experience at Morton's Steakhouse. Then, the very funny and good-looking Mary Holland shows up to share some Wikipedia information about tidal waves, sea turtles, dark spots on the moon, the world outer space treaty and she plays a game of "Who knows more about the moon?" with Kyle. Then, they discusses zodiac signs and close out the show with an all-new Mother Meditation.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

Long time listener, first time commenter!

Want to clear it up, the Moon does rotate due to Tidal Locking (http://en.wikipedia....i/Tidal_locking). Seems crazy, but science works :)

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

The human female menstrual cycle is not, on average, the same length as a cycle of the moon's phases. It's kinda close, which inspired a lot of didn't-know-any-better ancient civilizations, but today there's really no reason to think there is a connection of any sort.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

Man what a fun episode. Everybody just had a great, silly, self-deprecreating energy that lasted throughout.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:27 PM

View Postkopello, on 17 June 2014 - 03:37 PM, said:

Man what a fun episode. Everybody just had a great, silly, self-deprecreating energy that lasted throughout.


Yep. For everyone who's commented on the energy/mood in the recent episodes, this one felt like a real uptick. Mary was a really good guest (knowledgeable and good at playing along with the goofing around) and the gang were all in top form.

Nerdy nit-pick - Tig kept making lunatic "puns", seemingly not realizing that this is in fact the origin of that word.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:31 PM

Wikipedia girl really knows that she's talking about!

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 04:03 AM

Such a fun, ridiculous episode. This is what PBlast should always be.
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:09 PM

I agree. Energy was way better on this ep.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:38 PM

Am I being a stick in the mud when I say non-experts guests are annoying? I find Mary charming and funny, but she didn't offer anything beyond a coffee table book. Maybe the topic is just a bit dull.

Here is a simulation of the Apollo 11 radio transmissions: http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 02:45 PM

"But space travel is becoming privatised" .... cut to the Nostromo approaching LV426

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:05 PM

[takes some sedatives and starts to sing] happy moon position.... to you..... happy moon position..... to you....
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