Technorama Ep554: Robot Santa is Coming to Town

Coming up in this episode…

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  • Robots
  • UFOs
  • Cosplayers save the holiday!

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Claudio Miranda


Hey Chuck and Kreg!

Great show as always! BTW, I think you have a successor to Izerol with “oh-knee-zuh-roo-knee” (OneZeroOne). Time for another bumper! Git on it!!! 🙂

As for what video game I’d want to be reborn in when I die, I refer to my answer for the previous question (Gyruss) especially with that T&F in Dm theme. No Man’s Sky would be a good one, too. I’ll even throw in some interactive fiction like Adventure, Zork, and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  And, sure, why not be the block in Atari’s Adventure? Nothing like fending off giant ducks and carrying a huge pair of….brackets (the bridge). 🙂

Oh, and Kreg?

…Challenge accepted.

(Though I’m sure you’ll own me anyway lol.)

0x5! (Or is that Ox-Five??)

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When you die, in what video game would you like to be reborn?

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  • John Miller Jr – Mega Man X.
  • Mike Wills – Final Fantasy


Ooh! I should have waited until the end to respond because I just heard Kreg’s game for reincarnating in! Glad I’m not the only one who would pick Gyruss even if Kreg does wipe the pixelated floor with me in it.  As I said, IT’S ON!! 🙂

On This Day In History for December 19, 2018

This is the 353rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 12 days remaining in 2018.

  • It was on this date in 1606, that The ships Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery depart England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States.
  • Also today in 1776, Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in The Pennsylvania Journal entitled “The American Crisis”.
  • It was also this date in 1924 that The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • Also on December 19, 1932, BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.
  • 46 years ago today, the last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
  • That same date in 2013, Spacecraft Gaia is launched by European Space Agency.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • American astronomer and educator, John Winthrop, born on this date in 1714.
  • Albert Abraham Michelson, Prussian-American physicist, chemist, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1852.
  • American mathematician, Grace Marie Bareis was born 143 years ago today.
  • Born December 19, 1901, German engineer, invented the Hellschreiber Rudolf Hell.
  • Ukrainian-Russian marshal, engineer, and politician, 4th Head of State of the Soviet Union, Leonid Brezhnev was born 112 years ago today.
  • American actress, Cicely Tyson is 94 today.
  • Born December 19, 1924, Italian engineer Carlo Chiti.
  • Also born on that same date in 1944,  Kenyan paleontologist and politician, Richard Leakey.
  • American actor and director, Tim Reid is 74 today.
  • Robert Urich, the American actor and producer was born 72 years ago today.
  • Also turning 55 today is American model and actress Jennifer Beals.
  • American magician, Criss Angel is 51 today.
  • Also turning 46 today is American actress and television personality Alyssa Milano.

Listener Birthdays

  • 20 – Phil Burchill the 9 year old I started listening to Technorama with turned 21 this year (2017)!
  • 21 – James Ballard KarakSindru
  • 22 – Bo Pace
  • 22 – Luke “Chuck’s Stalker” Smith (2000)
  • 22 – Jason Pelloni, Tampa, FL
  • 23 – Richard Green
  • 24 – MaDBooM
  • 25 – Joel Parks (Agrojag-Ama)
  • 29 – CMenn
  • 31 – Shadowbird’s Mom
  • 31 – Mr. Sim (aka Jeremy from Winnipeg)
  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our Wiki.

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for December 19, 2018


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