Archive for February, 2006

February 26, 2006: 10:58 pm: eastmeetswest

The discussion Would this dog eat Roger?begins and ends with socialized medicine but stops along the way for talks about Asian bread, Tom’s deadly dog, the growing East Meets West audience, the brilliance of the Irish and federalism.  Enjoy.

Subscribe to East Meets West

February 19, 2006: 11:24 pm: eastmeetswest

Roger and Tom discuss their 10th episode, welcome new listener, Andy, answer an email from Jason about free speech and getting started in Journalism, talk some more about free speech, including hate speech, wander off into reminiscing about TechTV, and finish up with sound educational advice that neither one of them followed.

February 12, 2006: 10:14 pm: eastmeetswest

In this episode, Roger and Tom talk about CPAs, Mohammed cartoons, Wondercon (or sometimes called comicon), retirement, the luxuriousness of industrialised society, the history of race and religion, Jango the dog’s unique olfactory properties and much much more. Plus another listener email from their listener, Jason.

Subscribe to East Meets West:

February 11, 2006: 2:42 pm: history

I Nazi eagle crest pulled out of the sea near Urugayhave to admit this picture creeps me out. It’s the eagle crest of the nazi warship Montevideo Graf Spee being pullled out of the sea off the coast of Uruguay. From the MSNBC article:

Divers have been working on and off since 1998 to recover the ship piece by piece, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by Argentine and German investors to refloat remains of the Nazi fleet and open a museum.

While I admire the objective preservation of history, I just have to say seeing Nazi stuff in the light of day is a bit spooky.

February 10, 2006: 9:46 pm: robots, science

Seriously, this is more than meets the eye. Nakamura-san at Himeji Soft Works in Japan has made a working transforming robot that goes from car to battle-class robot and back to car again.
You can watch video of it in action and read more about it over at Robots Dreams.

February 5, 2006: 11:27 pm: eastmeetswest

In this episode, Tom and Roger are joined by Josh Lawrence and Eileen Rivera. Roger and Tom greet their first fan, Jason, discuss Snakes on a Plane, the Super Bowl, the Puppy Bowl, PF Chang’s, an Easter egg in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto, and feature Subatomic Warp’s Snakes on a Plane Song.

February 3, 2006: 1:28 pm: video

Hats off to boingboing for bringing this fantastic video to my attention. Watch as British troops are given acid and rocket launchers and sent off into the woods to see what happens.

Watch the fun