Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Finds the Wreck of the USS Lexington

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced that he has located the wreck of the USS Lexington about 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia.

The Lexington has some pretty decent historical significance because it was one of the very first aircraft carriers the US Navy built, along with it’s sister ship the USS Saratoga. Both were originally intended to be battlecruisers, but the Washington Naval Treaty changed a lot plans in the 1920’s.

She sank in the Battle of Coral Sea in May 1942, with 200 sailors losing their lives. 2700 sailors and the Captain’s dog did survive though.

Finding the Lexington is only slightly less impressive than when Jeff Bezos found the wreckage of the Apollo 11 first stage, because those were little pieces of a rocket and this is a whole aircraft carrier. So I would put Paul Allen solidly in 3rd place in the “Crazy Stuff Billionaires Do Just Because They Can Competition” between Bezos finding the Apollo 11 engines and Elon Musk launching his car into space.

Fake News Fairytale – #16: The Amateur Archer Analogy

The citizens of a land far, far away are shocked to find out that their beloved village archers have been getting compensation for their athletic exploits under the table.

Villager: Jake Cook
Villager: Dan Levy
Royal Archery Commissioner: Tony Hess
Narrator: Jen DeSalvo

Written by: Keith Conrad

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Geek/CounterGeek – #113: Breaking Down the Star Trek Discovery Season Finale

Elliott Serrano hasn’t seen Black Panther yet, but unfortunately the entire world has made it their mission to spoil it for him. To say nothing of the avalanche of political hot-takes that have emerged.

Speaking of spoilers, Keith Conrad managed to accidentally spoil the big reveal at the end of the season finale of Star Trek Discovery for Elliott. Keith and Elliott discuss the highs and lows of the first season of the latest television version of Star Trek.

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Fake News Fairytale – #14: The Donkey, The Elephant and the Bear

The animals of the forest are preparing to pick their new leader as they do every four years. All is going smoothly until an unwanted visitor from across the river arrives, bent on causing trouble.

Rabbit: Sean Magers
Deer: Justin Kosek
Bear: Greg Broderick
Narrator: Amy Jacobson

Written by: Keith Conrad

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