Well once again we have an amazing show for your entertainment, DJ brings us news of a new anime series, Buck has news about brain circuits, good and bad decision making, and finally the Professor brings us news about fraud and scams. But first up we wish to just say welcome ad thank you for joining us once again.
Now the new anime series is called Dr Stone, set in a post-apocalyptic world where everyone has been turned into… Statues and society is to be rebuilt using science. So the premise is looking interesting, the promo gives some comedic content to look forward to. It looks like it will be worth checking out for a laugh. We wish to advise that no DJ’s were harmed during the recording of this and he was ok, just a bit stranger than normal. Which in itself is quite remarkable really, but we digress. Dr Stone has 24 episodes at this point and aired from 5th July on Crunchyroll. So, check it out and let us know what you think.
Now, have you ever wondered why people continue to make the same silly decision repeatedly? For example, people repeatedly using harmful drugs, voting once again for moronic politicians, and reality television shows still being watched. Seriously who watches that stuff, can they just stop it please so we can get better content that doesn’t make us want to claw our eyes out! Umm, yes, bad decisions, well a recent study has been conducted and shows support for the hypothesis that three particular regions of the brain are involved. That’s right, it is not just the frontal lobe, it bounces between various sections and is actually quite involved. If one section is not working right then the result is an individual with a predilection for bad choices, like the foolish nut job mumble rappers like lil stump, or is that bump, whatever, no one cares really. This is when Buck starts to get technical with some of his explanation and has to pause to calm down.
Professor tells us that game developers would rather we pirate games from something called file sharing, whatever that is. They urge this be done instead of using G2A due to a constant amount of fraudulent activity causing problems for both consumers and developers alike. That’s right folks, game developers are apparently tired of nasty vermin cheats who are ripping off everyone, this is a very interesting topic that has a number of issues involved and hits at the heart of our gaming recreation. So check it out and see what exactly is happening.
As usual we have the shout outs, remembrances, birthdays and special events of interest for the week. We also wish to say that a surprise mechanism is a trap, and so are loot boxes, so please EA, stop treating us as morons. But other than that, please remember to take care of yourselves, look out for each other and stay hydrated. Also check out the folks at Off with the Fairies and tell them we said hello.
We will return next week at the same Nerd time, on the same Nerd podcast channels, and at the same Nerd place (preferably over a cup of Earl Grey, hot). Catch you next time.
Dr Stone anime Series - https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/06/30/dr-stone-anime-tv-promo/
Games currently playing
– Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy - https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/crash-bandicoot-n-sane-trilogy-switch/
DJ – Apex Legends
Other topics discussed
Mannequin Challenge (viral Internet video trend)
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 anime series)
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans (2015 anime series)
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies (Psychology term)
The Secret (2006 book)
Oprah Winfrey moments
- Oprah shuts down her book club - https://ew.com/article/2002/04/08/oprah-shuts-down-her-book-club/
- Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch - https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/11-years-ago-tom-cruise-jumped-on-oprahs-couch-lost-his-mind_n_57436ab1e4b0613b512b05ad
You Wouldn’t Steal A Car (Anti-piracy advertisement)
Take Two CEO: Loot Boxes are freedom of speech
EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson’s take on loot boxes
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014 game)
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (2018 game)
Mario (Nintendo character)
Donkey Kong Country (1994 Super Nintendo game)
Monkey island (adventure game series)
Wattson (Apex Legends character)
2 Jul 1839 - Slaves aboard a Spanish schooner La Amistad revolt to secure their freedom while being transported from one Cuban port to another - https://www.history.com/news/the-amistad-slave-rebellion-175-years-ago
2 Jul 1900 – LZ-1 (Luftschiff Zeppelin 1) made its maiden flight, the first flight lasted about 18 minutes and covered about 3-1/2 miles over Lake Constance at Friedrichshafen in Southern Germany, not far from the Swiss border. The first flight of LZ-1 was the culmination of years of planning by its creator Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. - https://www.airships.net/zeppelins/
4 Jul 1776 - Independence Day (colloquial: the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independence_Day_(United_States)
2 Jul 1850 - Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet was a British statesman and Conservative Party politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and twice as Home Secretary. He is regarded as the father of modern British policing by founding of the Metropolitian Police Service leading to a new type of officer known in tribute to him as "bobbies" and "peelers”. He is also reforming and liberalising the criminal law. He died from a horse-riding accident at 62 in Westminster, Middlesex. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Peel
2 Jul 1999 - Mario Gianluigi Puzo, was an Americanauthor,screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Italian-Americanmafia, most notably The Godfather, which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His final novel The Family was released posthumously in 2001. He died of heart failure at 78 in West Bay Shore, New York. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Puzo
2 Jul 2008 - Elizabeth Spriggs, was an English character actress. Sprigg's roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company included Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Gertrude in Hamlet and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. In 1978, she won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress for Arnold Wesker's Love Letters on Blue Paper. She received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the 1995 film Sense and Sensibility. Her other films included Richard's Things, Impromptu, Paradise Road and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. She died at 78 in Oxford, Oxfordshire. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Spriggs
2 Jul 1877 – Hermann Hesse, German-born poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian,Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born in Calw, Württemberg - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hesse
2 Jul 1908 - Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer, serving as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Prior to his judicial service, he successfully argued several cases before the Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education which held that racial segregation in public education is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. He was born in Baltimore,Maryland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurgood_Marshall
3 Jul 1935 - Harrison Schmitt, American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor, former U.S. senator from New Mexico, and, as a crew member of Apollo 17, the most recent living person to have walked on the Moon. As Apollo 17 was the last of the Apollo missions, he also became the twelfth and second-youngest person to set foot on the Moon, and the second-to-last person to step off of the Moon. Schmitt also remains the first and only professional scientist to have flown beyond low Earth orbit and to have visited the Moon. He was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrison_Schmitt
Events of Interest
2 Jul 1843 - An alligator falls from sky during a thunderstorm in Charleston, South Carolina - https://www.onthisday.com/photos/the-day-an-alligator-fell-from-the-sky
2 Jul 1956 – Elvis records hound dog & Don’t Be Cruel during an exhaustive recording session at RCA studios in New York City - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Be_Cruel
3 Jul 1938 – World speed record for a steam locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 125.88 miles per hour (202.58 km/h) - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/only-in-britain/mallard-set-world-speed-record/
Artist – Goblins from Mars
Song Title – Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)
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