Episode 42: Sailor Moon, Black Mesa, Cat's tongues and the answer to life, the universe and everything

So, here we are again, that’s right the latest episode from the goofballs at Nerds Amalgamated is here. This week we have the DJ impersonating Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, and no the only jackass is Buck. The first topic is the upcoming release of a new series of Sailor Moon, such an awesome series. Also it is interesting that anime has so many series and movies with a strong female lead and yet Hollywood struggles to do the same. 

            The Professor has news about the new Half-life game which has been 14 years in the making. It is looking sweet, so I guess we might be hearing more about it. We also talk about the fact that there were different variations of Half-life released origionally due to the violent nature of the game. Except Singapore where it was apparently banned due to excessive violence (So many lines I could use here to). This leads into one our trademark tangential conversation about different games and various factors that we interesting.

            For the cat lovers Buck has news about a new brush for grooming your moggy or tabby and the science behind it. That’s right, science has been employed to help groom cats, and Buck found it interesting. You will be hanging on the edge of your seats either with excitement or fear that cats are taking over the world. Buck says don’t worry on that score as the Penguins won’t allow it.


Sailor Moon Stars is coming to the West

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/11/for-the-first-time-ever-sailor-moon-stars-is-getting-a-home-release-in-the-west/

Black Mesa: Xen trailer thoughts

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAIJich73NY

Interesting discovery to cat’s tongues

- https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/how-do-cats-stay-so-clean-video-reveals-secrets-feline-tongue

- https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/the-scoop-on-how-your-cats-sandpapery-tongue-deep-cleans/news-story/477799573c4f396e8bb50eb0099c86e9

Games currently playing


-  Fallout 76 - https://fallout.bethesda.net/


- Star Citizen: Failure to launch edition - https://robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen

- Shelter: the game - https://store.steampowered.com/app/244710/Shelter/


- Mafia 2 - https://store.steampowered.com/app/50130/Mafia_II/

Other topics discussed

Answerman: Why does it take so long for anime movies to come out on video

- https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2017-04-12/.114692

Animlab homepage

- https://www.animelab.com/home

ABC Japan in focus – interview with Shinichiro Watanabe

- https://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/content/s4906660.htm

The Wind Rises

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_Rises

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo:_The_Master_Chief_Collection

Marc Laidlaw: former Half Life writer and game designer

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Laidlaw

Half Life game banned in Singapore due to extreme violence

- https://www.gamespot.com/articles/singapore-bans-half-life/1100-2446255/

BMX XXX the game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMX_XXX

Half Life game ban in Singapore lifted

- https://www.gamespot.com/articles/half-life-ban-lifted/1100-2446436/

Red dead Redemption 2 details

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHFtp2c3jc

Xen - Half life location

- https://half-life.fandom.com/wiki/Xen

Australia tops the GOT illegal downloads

- https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/piracy/australians-top-game-of-thrones-downloads-worldwide/news-story/0aa183ea9eb21b5bafef431a057a31d3

Illegal Game of Thrones download crash two torrent sites

- https://www.thebitbag.com/game-thrones-season-6-episode-leaks-cause-pirate-bay-crash/157790

- https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/811441/The-Pirate-Bay-Crash-Demand-ExtraTorrent

Australia spends a huge amount on pet insurance

- https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/au/news/breaking-news/australians-spend-12-billion-a-year-on-pets-66119.aspx

Fallout 76 is the new No Man’s Sky

- https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2018/11/15/fallout-76-is-indeed-channeling-no-mans-sky-for-better-and-worse/#4970d11b74ec

Many A True Nerd YouTube channel

- https://www.youtube.com/user/ManyATrueNerd 

The Animals of Farthing Wood the TV series

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Animals_of_Farthing_Wood_(TV_series)

Wind in the Willows novel

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_in_the_Willows

Shelter 2 the game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelter_2

Mafia 3 the game

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafia_III

Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Riley

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Ancient_Wonders

Björk’s swan dress

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_dress

Ricardo Lopez: Uruguayan American pest control worker who attempted to kill Icelandic musician Björk in September 1996

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricardo_López_(stalker)

Boney M – By the Rivers of Babylon

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYK9iCRb7S4

Björk attacks a photographer at an airport

- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-508074/Berserk-Bjork-Singer-attacks-photographer-airport.html

Jamie Lee Curtis’s unscripted striptease fall

- https://filmsane.com/some-fun-and-useless-facts-about-true-lies-before-the-tv-pilot-comes-along/

Viggo Mortensen’s unscripted broken toe

- http://www.zimbio.com/Real+On-Set+Accidents+That+Became+Classic+Movie+Moments/articles/m-vKAvDYcp2/Viggo+Mortensen+Breaks+Toes

Kevin Sorbo’s unscripted disappointed scene from Hercules: The Legendary Journey

- https://www.reddit.com/r/television/comments/1utx0m/his_hercules_script_said_disappointed_at_the_end/

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O1hM-k3aUY 

Kurt Russell smashes a pricey guitar

- https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6866987/kurt-russell-smash-guitar-hateful-eight-muesum-martin

Auto-Brewery Syndrome

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto-brewery_syndrome

The Dish the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dish

The history of the Kabuki Theatres

- https://www.nippon.com/en/views/b03001/


7 years since Anne McCaffrey died on 21/11/2011 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_McCaffrey

36 years since Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (first-ever solo flight from England to New Zealand in 1936), died at 73 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Batten

Famous Birthdays

20 Nov 1889 – Edwin Hubble, American astronomer and cosmologist, born in Marshfield, Missouri - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Hubble

20 Nov 1900 -  Chester Gould, American cartoonist and author, created Dick Tracy, born in Pawnee, Oklahoma - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester_Gould

21 Nov 1694 - Voltaire [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer, philosopher and playwright (Candide), born in Paris, Kingdom of France - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire

21 Nov 1965 – Björk,Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, actress, record producer, and DJ, born in Reykjavík, Iceland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk

22 Nov 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], comedian (Caddyshack), born in Babylon, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Dangerfield

22 Nov 1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Halloween, True Lies), born in Los Angeles, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Lee_Curtis

22 Nov 1984 - Scarlett Johansson, American actress (Lost in Translation, Avengers), born in NYC, New York - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_Johansson

Events of Interest

20 Nov 1521 - Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine - https://www.brainyhistory.com/events/1521/november_20_1521_33559.html

20 Nov 1911 - The funeral of Paul and Laura Lafargue (daughter of Karl Marx) in Paris is attended by Lenin; the two socialists died in a suicide pact in the belief that their political usefulness was at an end -https://www.onthisday.com/events/november/20

20 Nov 1929 - Salvador Dali's first one-man show in Paris - https://mauramcgurk.com/blog/365-days-art-november-20-dali-solo-show/

20 Nov 1945 - Nuremberg trial begins - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nuremberg-trials-begin

20 Nov 1947 – The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, who becomes the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey in London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_of_Princess_Elizabeth_and_Philip_Mountbatten

20 Nov 1969 - Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pele-scores-1000th-goal

20 Nov 1985 - Release of windows 1.0 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_1.0

20 Nov 2002 - "Die Another Day", 20th James Bond film released, directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Another_Day

21 Nov 1676 - Danish Astronomer Ole Romer presents first quantitative measurements of speed of light - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B8mer%27s_determination_of_the_speed_of_light

21 Nov 1905 - Einstein's paper that led to the mass-energy equivalence formula - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass%E2%80%93energy_equivalence

21 Nov 1877 - Edison announces invention of Phonograph - http://sciencenetlinks.com/daily-content/11/21/

21 Nov 1969 - First permanent ARPANET link established hence the Internet was born - http://thisdayintechhistory.com/11/21/the-birth-of-the-internet/

22 Nov 1963 - Assassination of JFK in Dallas, leading to the first episode of Dr Who being re-aired in Australia because it was disrupted by JFK coverage - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_John_F._Kennedy

23 Nov 534 BC - Thespis of Icaria becomes the first recorded actor to appear on stage as a character  - https://groovy-historian.com/2016/11/23/23rd-of-november-534-b-c-thespis-of-icaria-becomes-the-first-recorded-actor-to-portray-a-character-onstage-onthisday/


Artist – Goblins from Mars

Song Title –  Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNMe6kF0j0&index=4&list=PLHmTsVREU3Ar1AJWkimkl6Pux3R5PB-QJ

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