Episode 48: Welcome to 2019 : New Horizons, Stranger Things & Tattoos in Games

Happy new year, welcome to the first episode of the year; we hope everyone is safe and enjoying themselves. This week we are bringing you stories about the new horizon project with pictures of MU69 or as it has been dubbed, the Ultimate Thule. This could be the perfect piece of real estate for those wanting to avoid those door to door sales people. We discuss the distances to it, the distance the New Horizons travels near the Ultimate Thule, the fact it travels in what is low earth orbit, also the lunar distance just for a laugh.

            Next up is a discussion about the new season of Stranger Things, and we don’t mean the crazy movie named Mad Max Fury Road either. Which Buck says was an ok movie but not a ‘Mad Max’ movie by any stretch of the imagination. We have a laugh of at the poster and the atomic wedgie of one of the kids, ah the eighties and bad fashion, thank goodness it is over. Also once again it appears that Hollywood is copying Australia instead of creating origional IP. It appears that ‘Stranger Things’ is copying the movie and series ‘Puberty Blues’ folks; that’s right you heard it here first.

            Then we talk about tattoos and gaming with the recent lawsuit regarding LeBron James and his appearance in various video games. We then wonder about who owns the artwork on your body. Also the levels of insanity, with people selling advertising on themselves by getting tattoos for organisations such as Golden Palace. Some of these people are all kinds of crazy with where they get these tattoos. Once again, happy new year and keep listening as we approach our first birthday in a few weeks.


New Horizons space program

- https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/nasa-spacecraft-readies-new-years-rendezvous-primordial-object-far-beyond-pluto

Stranger Things Season 3

- https://au.ign.com/articles/2019/01/01/stranger-things-season-3-release-date-premiere-netflix

Tattoos and Game development

- https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/style/tattoos-video-games.html

Games currently playing


– Red Dead Redemption 2 - https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/


– Bandersnatch - https://www.netflix.com/title/80988062


– Injustice 2 - https://www.injustice.com/

Other topics discussed

First picture of Ultima Thule

- https://imgur.com/wmY1LXd

More news about the New Horizons program

- https://spacenews.com/new-horizons-ready-for-ultima-thule-flyby/

How far is the Moon?

- https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/moon-distance/en/

Deep Space Network

- https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

Moons of Jupiter

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

Space events that occurred in January

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_3

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_4

Mars Polar Lander

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

Happy Feet 2 movie

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

Mad Max the movie franchise

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Max_(franchise)

Stranger Things Season 3 poster

- https://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2018/12/pasted-image-0.png

The Runaways

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

Puberty Blues

- 2012 TV Series - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puberty_Blues_(TV_series)

- Novel - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puberty_Blues_(novel)

- 1981 movie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puberty_Blues

Censored tattoo from Madrid Art Tattoo

- https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQFTD3f0_gJSUkNb2Me3ea89WA1VQAvpJc7BCAgylmHW5Av-vTgaw

Hangover 2 Mike Tyson tattoo lawsuit

- https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/warner-bros-settles-hangover-ii-203377

Woman gets Golden Palace tattoo

- https://www.casino.org/blog/did-womens-forehead-casino-tattoo-gamble-pay-off/

Cat Stevens’ multiple lawsuits on various songs

- https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090504/1649054744.shtml

Men at Work Kookaburra riff lawsuit

- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-02-04/men-at-work-plundered-kookaburra-riff-court/321624

Controversial Red Dead Redemption 2 feature


Court stops GTA cheating programs

- https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/08/court-blocks-maker-of-gta-online-cheating-programs-from-selling-them/

Local airsoft field runs live action PUBG games

- https://www.reddit.com/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS/comments/7av8l1/my_local_airsoft_field_runs_pubg_games_regularly/

Battle Royale - 2000 Japanese movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Royale_(film)

Donald Trump’s hair meme

- https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/donald-trumps-hair/photos

Trapped in a Video Game trope

- https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=5uwcwznf9eze3y1ffsasdrna

Hoover Dam

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

Pacific Rim 2013 movie connections

- https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1663662/movieconnections


Dec 30 2018 – Don Lusk passed away - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/don-lusk-dead-pinocchio-fantasia-charlie-brown-animator-was-105-1172027

1 Jan 1992 – Grace Hopper passed away - https://www.onthisday.com/people/grace-hopper

1 Jan 1994 - Cesar Romero passed away - https://www.onthisday.com/people/cesar-romero

2 Jan 2018 – “Mean” Gene Okerlund passed away - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Okerlund 

General Queeries Podcast

- https://www.thatsnotcanonproductions.com/generalqueeriespodcast/

Famous Birthdays

1 Jan 1895 - J Edgar Hoover, American law enforcement administrator and the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edgar_Hoover

1 Jan 1912 - Kim Philby, British intelligence spy who worked as a double agent before defecting to the Soviet Union in 1963. He served as both an NKVD and KGB operative. He was a member of the spy ring now known as the Cambridge Five, born in Ambala, Punjab

- https://www.onthisday.com/people/kim-philby

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

2 Jan 1920 - Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia

- https://www.onthisday.com/people/isaac-asimov

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

Events of Interest

1 Jan 2019 - Blade Runner Day - https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/01/blade_runner_today/

2 Jan 1906 - Willis Carrier was granted U.S. Patent 808,897 for an Apparatus for Treating Air, the world's first spray-type air conditioning equipment. It was designed to humidify or dehumidify air, heating water for the first function and cooling it for the second.

- https://patents.google.com/patent/US808897

- https://www.onthisday.com/people/willis-carrier

5 Jan 1797 – Top Hats disturbed the peace - https://www.onthisday.com/articles/designer-throws-his-hat-into-the-ring-and-creates-a-sensation


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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