Fake News Fairytale – #19: Knights of the Cambridge Analytica Roundtable

The citizens of a magical kingdom are overjoyed when a man creates a new way for them to stay touch with each other, but having all of that information out in the town square comes at a terrible price.

Villager: Bruce Cole
Villager: Alex Quigley
Narrator: Jen DeSalvo

Written by: Keith Conrad

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Fake News Fairytale – #17: Trade Wars Episode IV: A New Dope

It was a dark time indeed for the planet of Glarnack Seven. The once peaceful planet found itself in a time of great turmoil and division. The Crown Prince of Planet Glarnack Seven announced that he would be putting a tax on all Byzanium and Cobalt Thorium G imported to the planet.

Glarnackian: Darren Marlar
Glarnackian: Mike Stiles
Princess Zuma: Julie DiCaro
Crown Prince: Justin Kosek
Narrator: Brian Rhodes

Written by: Keith Conrad

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Geek/CounterGeek – #114: Are we approaching Star Wars overload?

Elliott Serrano has an interesting connection to the new Netflix reboot of Lost In Space. Keith Conrad thinks the gender swap on Dr. Smith is great, but wonders what they are doing with the robot.

Keith is also on-board for the new Terminator reboot, despite having his heart broken so many times before.

Plus, just as Star Wars Rebels is wrapping up, Jon Favreau will write and produce a Star Wars live-action TV series on Disney’s new digital platform. Elliott and Keith wonder if perhaps we will be suffering from Star Wars overload in the not too distant future.

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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.