GB Studios, Batman & Human Gene Editing

Hi, hello and welcome to another amazing episode from Nerds Amalgamated. Once again we enjoy bringing you this slice of entertainment from the world of the NERD pop culture news, where all are welcome. We pause for a moment to pay our respect to the victims of the cowardly bombings in Sri Lanka over Easter. Also we pause to honour the ANZACs, those individuals who have helped defend Australia and New Zealand for over a century.

            First topic is from the Professor, and it is about an open source game making program that enables the creation of 8-bit type games. Useable on web-browsers and portable devices such as the Nintendo Gameboy (All trademarks acknowledged – so don’t sue us please Nintendo, Buck is still not happy with you). This is looking like a fun way of making your own games and also introducing coding and game development to a new generation.

            Then we look at a birthday celebration for Batman, 80 years old and still giving crime a beat down. Yep, there is a return of the quadrilogy from the 90’s to cinemas. So grab you friends, dig those happy pants out of the cupboard and shake up that hair spray and head on down. You get to see the two Michael Keaton Batman movies, followed by Val Kilmer and then George Clooney. We discuss Bat-nipple gate and how fun these movies were. Plus we hear how tragic Buck was at decorating his bedroom as a teenager.

            Next up we look at further plans to make use of CRISPR for gene editing, this time to prevent hereditary diseases. Say hi to the start of Gattaca folks, we have a group of mad scientists running around with questionable ethics who don’t watch movies. Next they will be telling us about how they want to remake dinosaurs and release them into the wild, like that other movie. Don’t these people ever learn to think about the consequences of their actions?

            We finish off with the usual shout out, remembrances, birthdays and events. As always take care of each other and stay hydrated.

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Episode 18 - D-Day, Aliens and Data

 Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

 Here are the nerdy topics we discuss this week!

D-Day Shoutout

- 6/6/1944 – the 74th anniversary of D-Day -

- 6/6/1918 - Two Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly yells "Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever" at the 73rd Machine Gun Company -

Octopus Aliens

Microsoft data centre

Microsoft buys Github

Youtube blackmail scam

Flaccid phone

Time Traveller

New Joker movie starring Jared Leto

Other Topics discussed

Superhero debuts -

Spring Heeled Jack -

Shout Outs

Superman turns 80 -

Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War patriot, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.", born in Coventry, Connecticut, North American Colonies -

Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut, born in NYC, New York -

Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand -

Jerry Maren, last surviving wizard of OZ munchkin dies at 98 -

Celebrity Chef Antony Bourdain dies at 61 -

Event of Interest

1844 - Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London -

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