Technorama Ep 498 : Cheaper than Super Bowl Ads

Coming up in this episode…

  • Who, When?
  • Hell’s Angel’s Robots
  • Rub-a-dub-sub

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Shout out to the Podcaster Meetup in Chandler this past Friday!


    • QoTW: What’s your favorite quote from science fiction?
      • Mike Wills: We will not sacrifice the Enterprise. We’ve made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here! This far, no further! And I will make them PAY for what they’ve done!
        • Reply: “As you wish”… “Have fun storming the castle”
      • Cynful and Tiffany: Mul-ti-pass
      • Claudio: My God, It’s full of stars.
        • “Whoa, I know Kung Fu”
        • I fight for the users!
      • Eric Alexander: Never tell me the odds.
        • And “I have a bad feeling about this”
      • Scott Tyler: Great Scott!
      • Sarah Helwig: I’m a Doctor, not a…
      • Jack Mangan: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe: attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost… in time, like… tears… in rain.”
      • Michael Slabodnick: Come on you apes! You wanna live forever?
      • Chuck: I’ll chase him round the moons of Nibia and round the Antares maelstrom and round perdition’s flames before I give him up!
      • Jose Gonzalez: You want to run this ship!?” “Yeah!!!😡” “well,,,you can’t!!
      • Wayne Pittenger: Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.
      • Mark from Memphis: Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keens. Makes her a home.
      • John Miller Jr.: The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few…
      • Sean McLean: 1500 years ago everyone KNEW the earth was the center of the universe, 500 years ago everybody KNEW the earth was flat and 15 minutes ago you KNEW that people were alone on this planet … imagine what will you’ll know tomorrow. (drops mic)
      • Scott Reynolds: I’m a Mawg. Half-man, half-dog. I’m my own best friend.
      • Weber Baker: Klaatu Barata Nikto
      • Ben Sweetser: Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff
      • Jason Jones: in case you haven’t been keeping up with current events but we just got our asses kicked pal!
      • Steve Pruett Go straight to Plaid
      • Chris Pruett Spaceballs – When Will Then Be Now?
      • Rhett Hastings “Chewie, if only you had seen what I have seen, with your eyes.”
      • Nicholas St Gabriel What does God need with a starship?
      • Kreg It’s like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped ’round a large gold brick.
      • Kreg Don’t Panic
        • Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so

On This Day In History for February 8, 2017
This is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining in 2017.

  • It was on this date in 1587, that Mary, Queen of Scots, is executed on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Also today in 1910, The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • It was also this date in 1915 that D. W. Griffith’s controversial film The Birth of a Nation premieres in Los Angeles.
  • It was 95 years ago today, that United States President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio set in the White House.
  • February 8, 1960, the first eight brass star plaques are installed in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • It was also this date in 1971 that The NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
  • After 84 days in space, the crew of Skylab 4, the last crew to visit American space station Skylab, returns to Earth on this date in 1974.
  • 39 years ago today, proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Greek astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer, Vettius Valens, born on this date in 120.
  • Born February 8, 412, Greek mathematician and philosopher Proclus.
  • Dmitri Mendeleev, the Russian chemist and academic was born 183 years ago today.
  • American actress, Lana Turner, born on this date in 1921.
  • Jack Lemmon, the American actor was born 92 years ago today.
  • American actor and producer, Nick Nolte, born on this date in 1941.
  • Also born on that same date in 1955,  American lawyer and author, John Grisham.
  • American actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, and director, Seth Green is 43 today.

If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

  • 08 – Jan Scott from Yorkshire, UK
  • 09 – “Podcast” Mike Wills from Minnesota
  • 10 – Zach Akgulian – Appleton, WI
  • 10 – Drace (Shari from ND)
  • 14 – Douglas E. Welch of Career Opportunities Podcast
  • 14 – Andrew, the new VP in Illinois
  • 15 – Philip from Australia

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for February 8, 2017


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