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Podcast: Metropohotness

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E09_-_Metropohotness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discuss the hotness of ladies in 80-some-odd year old movies, Kentucky Slim gives his enemies a strategic clue on how to take him out, and a whole new slew of fairy tales have been discovered for Disney to gloss over. Show Notes: • Ben discovers something […]

“Let God Sort It Out”

“History is written by the victors.” This eloquent quote attributed to Winston Churchill speaks to two things about our past and most likely our future as well. 1.       The outcomes of all conflicts determine our future paths – In the American colonies the War of Independence could have been referred to as the “American Rebellion” […]

Podcast: History and Mystery

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.toweroftechnobabble.com/tower/tower_of_technobabble_46_-_history_and_mystery.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, on a very sleepy Tower of Technobabble, we are taught lessons by a Twittering Kansas teen (Hey, Governor Brownback! You’re a wiener!), dare to delve into money an politics, wonder if NASA just sneezed all over Mars, tell the sad tale of a man who […]

Hashshashin’s Creed!

During the time of the Crusades the members of a certain secret Muslim sect engaged people to terrorize their Christian enemies by performing murders as a religious duty. These acts were carried out under the influence of hashish, and so the killers became known as hashshashin, meaning eaters or smokers of hashish. It was originally […]

One Of The Unsung Heroes Of Music History

“Thoreau said– most men live lives of quiet desperation. I would like to know how it feels for my desperation to get louder.“ –Bill Withers   “You gonna tell me the history of the blues? I am the goddam blues. Look at me. Shit. I’m from West Virginia, I’m the first man in my family […]

Sucker Punch

Podcast: The Most Dangerous Game

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis week, we ponder the concept of government: Is it getting more corrupt, or has it been corrupt since the first caveman wanted the second caveman to share 40% of his fire? Also, BP spills something else, Batman getting the ol’ reboot and we get Sucker Punched. […]

Oy Vey! Nobody Knows The Trouble I Seen

   In ancient and medieval times, Jews were reputed to possess much knowledge about magic: amulets and spells to heal from sickness or harm one’s enemies, mystical incantations to ascend to heaven or bring angels down to earth, and information about the beneficent angels who assisted humans in their fight against the demons of illness […]