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The Late Night Snack - 017

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You can be a Super Hero. Today we talk to Julian Chanbliss, History Professor at Rollins College about caped crusaders and their role in society.... WONDER TWIN POWERS ACTIVATE


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Julian Chambliss:
http://myweb.rollins.edu/jchambliss/Julian_C._Chambliss/Homepage.html

Rachel Simmons:
http://rachelsimmons.net/

The Late Night Snack - 016

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Remember when Princes Diana was going to marry President Clinton? No, then listen to this episode of the conspiracy game - also, the Jeopardy computer and burning documents for your job.


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The Late Night Snack - 015.5

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Not quite an episode, here is an update of the Earth Day Project we were talking about in the last episode. A new episode is coming out Saturday. Stay tuned.


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The Late Night Snack - 015

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This episode the conspiracy game is all about aliens. And we talk about the art scene in Orlando and finish with a warehouse full of miniature shampoo bottles.


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Brendan O'Connor and The Sit Project:
http://www.thesitproject.com/

Clean The World:
http://www.cleantheworld.org/

Urban ReThink:
http://urbanrethink.com/

Paper Mushrooms:
http://blogs.orlandoweekly.com/index.php/2013/03/doug-rhodehamel-creates-his-50000th-paper-bag-mushroom/

The Late Night Snack - 014

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Our recent trip of New Orleans naturally leads to a discussion of vomitoriums...plus The Conspiracy Game


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The Late Night Snack - Yogurt Eyes

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This episode we talk about the duality of mankind, sleeping with Angela Merkel, and findings eyes in your yogurt. That's a scary picture.


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God of the Gap

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Happy holidays everyone.

The Late Night Snack - episode 012

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This week we talk about ten MORE commandments, x rated candid camera, and the national security threat that is Yarn Bombing. Plus the conspiracy game takes a trip to the most evil place on the planet, the Denver International Airport.


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The Worst Spaceship Ever Designed for Film

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The Rational Cranks is in the middle of the holiday rush. Another episode of The Late Night Snack is on its way, I promise.Until then, ladies and gentlemen I present to you, my Sketchup model of the Alpha 7, from Barbarella.This is my nomination for the WORSE spaceship ever designed for film.It’s so bad that, it is unclear, in the move, as to which end is the front of the ship. It is so bad that when the ship is preparing to take off, those white spheres, on what I assume are the engines, begin to inflate and deflate in a pulsating rhythm like balloons, RUBBER BALLONS! It made me feel dirty to watch it.It’s a good thing Jane Fonda was in the movie or else I don’t think I could have gotten through it. Ironically, with wall to wall shag carpet, a mural of Seurat's Grande Jatte and Circus and a kinetic art computer named Alfie, this abomination contained the BEST spaceship cockpit ever designed for film.



The Late Night Snack - 011

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What does rising sea levels mean to Miami Beach? Will the taxpayer have to pay more to save million dollar hotels or do we all get to go door to door in motor boats? The World is coming to an end, or is it?



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The Late Night Snack - episode 010

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This episode we discuss, James Bond, the Ten Commandments, and Francis the talking Highlander. We also have an exciting new conspiracy game - can you guess who is the Antichrist? And to our tens of listeners we need your help. Can anyone tell us what is in the breast pocket on the mummified body of Bertrand Russell?


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The Late Night Snack - episode 009

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Piss Christ, Hagar the Horrible, and Candid Camera - this time the Late Night Snack talks about Art and Religion.And what would prompt Rachel to say “You had me at glow-in-the-dark leotards?”

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THE LATE NIGHT SNACK - episode 008

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If you were on trial would you be comfortable being judged by an all robot jury?



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The Late Night Snack - Episode 007

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This episode we talk about the Amish, cheese doodles, Amelia Earhart being eaten by giant crabs...plus another addition of the Conspiracy Game.




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The Late Night Snack - episode 006

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This week we talk about life choices, Another Earth, and what a truly wonderful man Scrooge McDuck was.


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THE LATE NIGHT SNACK - episode 001

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We here at The Late Night Snack are not slaves to the suppressive corporate ideal that numbers should be used sequentially. To that end, we present episode 001 - that’s not confusing, right?


In this episode we talk about the responsibility of the artist to society and other passionate crap - and another installment of The Conspiracy Game.





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The Late Night Snack - episode 004

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This episode - dolphin conspiracies, the three stooges, gay marriage, chocolate, superheroes, Wall Street, sexy moms, and monkeys wearing swim trunks.


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Russell Crow and the Flood

A friend of mine posted on Facebook that he was looking forward to the upcoming Noah movie with Russell Crow. This got me thinking. In that story, Noah is portrayed as a virtues man but in reality who is the hero there? Who is saved? Not the best of humanity, surely. If I was writing the movie this is a scene I might include: Imagine as the flood water begin to rise. The town’s people start realizing their mistake and many decide to make a run towards the ark. You can imagine a young mother with her child trudging through the mud, getting to the Ark and finding the gangplank has already been raised. In desperation she holds up her child toward the upper deck. “Please,” she cries, “I have sinned, I am not worthy. but at least save my baby.” As the rising waters begin to make the massive ship shift, Noah, standing at the rail, spots the young woman. The water is now at her waist. My inspirational addition to the bible story would have Noah call out to his sons, “Quick fetch a rope and a…

Saving The World - One New Podcast At A Time

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The Rational Crank has been away for a while, but I have something new, a PODCAST.  Every few weeks or so, a few of my friends and I will get together over a late night dinner and chat about stuff - some overlooked news, some strange  ideas and some bad jokes.  We start with a conspiracy game and end by solving all the world's problems.  If you like this, let me know and tell a friend.  You can also leave a review on iTunes, Digg or your portal of choice. 
Alright, honestly, I don't even know how to put this on iTunes, Digg or my portal of choice yet.  I don't even know what to call it.  One step at a time, ok.   Anyone know what an RSS feed is?   

I would like to give a big thanks to all of my friends on the show.I would also like to thank the podcasts that inspired me: the Skeptics Guide To the Universe, The Amateur Scientist, The Conspiracy Skeptic, The Dumbasses Guide to Knowledge, and Potter and Pals.I freely admit stealing a little something from all of these great…

The Greatest Speech Ever Made..by Charlie Chaplin

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In the movie The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin plays a poor Jewish shop keeper who just happens to resemble a ruthless dictator of a powerful fascist state.Through a series of odd circumstances, Chaplin’s "Little Tramp" finds himself addressing a massive war rally, dressed as the tyrant. This is one of Chaplin’s rare speaking roles.In fact, in this entire movie, this is the only time Chaplin speaks at all.Here is what he said: