Archive for March, 2006

March 26, 2006: 10:17 pm: eastmeetswest

The discussion centers around travel, involving how to travel, where to travel, and why to travel. Roger and Tom also answer questions from the blog, regarding Zimbabwe, movies, poems, and football (soccer). Thay also discuss Coca-Cola, but unfortunately didn’t get any money for it.

March 19, 2006: 2:28 am: eastmeetswest

Listening to this episode will get you up to speed on V for Vendetta as wella s athe history of dictatorship and revolutions both slow-working and abrupt.  Tom and Roger also read feedback on Ep 13, the evil episode, whihc a surprising number of people listened to.

March 17, 2006: 9:56 pm: science

BBC reports that researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed artificial muscles with the strength of a hundred men.

The most powerful type, “shorted fuel cell muscles” convert chemical energy into heat, causing a special shape-memory metal alloy to contract.

Turning down the heat allows the muscle to relax.

Lab tests showed that these devices had a lifting strength more than 100 times that of normal skeletal muscle.

It should be noted that Dallas is north of Austin and the bionic man was Steve Austin. Just keep that in mind. Link.

March 14, 2006: 7:47 pm: Baseball

U.S.S. Mariner has an excellent analysis of the 1946 game between the Gas House Gorillas and the Teatotallers played at the Polo Grounds. You may have seen clips of the game before on TV but DMZ does an excellent job teasing out the details and providing a sound overview of what we can tell from the avialable footage.

Consider that given fifteen outs, Bunny scored 96 times. His RC/27 would be 173. Now of course Bunny could not always face a team so ill-equipped to deal with his high-percentage take-all-four-bases running style and bean-all-nine-fielders hitting ability, but even dramatic penalties placed on him would still make him the greatest offensive player of all time.


March 13, 2006: 12:09 am: eastmeetswest

This time Tom and Roger mess with forces they can’t control. You might hear them talk about the World Basbeall Classic, ramen noodles, the meaning of federalism, proper way to gain tech experience and more.  Then again you may only hear the voices of evil.

March 5, 2006: 10:22 pm: eastmeetswest

The conversation focuses, rather ambles, around the Oscars as Roger and Tom dodge Oscar distractions, Jango the dog, and the wit and wisdom of special guest Veronica Belmont. There are a fair amount of synchonicities but in between we deal with Rugby, animation, the tech awards and more.

March 1, 2006: 11:04 pm: consumerism

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No East Meets West paraphernalia yet because we need a logo.