Episode 680: If I’m being objective, it’s Dr. Whom

22 Memes Only LEGO Fans Will Understand

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  • Voice mail: Fritz from Germany
  • Email: Kyle

re: Comfort shows.  I don’t watch TV anymore but I play podcasts and audiobooks in the background around the house.  My current favorite genre is LitRPG and I listen to these series when I just need to decompress.  Noobtown by Ryan Rimmel, The Completionist Chronicles by Dakota Krout and Chaos Seeds by Aleron Kong.

Kreg, congratz on getting a Quest!  I played Vader Immortal when I first got the Quest.  Those cinematic cutscenes feel much different from a movie don’t they?  Vader can only get so close to you on the big screen but you end up eye-to-eye with him in VR.  Anyway the way I heard it was that Vader Immortal series is really about the light saber dojo and the storyline was bolted on after the game was built.

On This Day In History for July 27, 2022

This is the 208th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1866, that The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland
  • Also today in 1921, Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, proved that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar
  • 82 years ago today, The animated short A Wild Hare was released, introducing the character of Bugs Bunny
  • Initial flight of the de Havilland Comet, the first jet-powered airliner on this date in 1949
  • Also on July 27, 2005, After an incident during STS-114, NASA grounded the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Swiss mathematician and academic, Johann Bernoulli, born on this date in 1667.
  • English surveyor and astronomer, Jeremiah Dixon was born 289 years ago today.
  • Hans Fischer, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate was born on that same date in 1881.
  • English pilot and engineer, founded the de Havilland Aircraft Company, Geoffrey de Havilland was born 140 years ago today.
  • American radio engineer and inventor, Benjamin Miessner, born on this date in 1890.
  • American game designer, co-created Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax was born 84 years ago today.
  • Malaysian surgeon and astronaut, Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, born on this date in 1972.
  • Also turning 46 today is English computer scientist and academic Demis Hassabis.

Listener Birthdays

  • 27 – Wife of Will The Computer Guy
  • 29 – Shaun Farrell, host of the Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast
  • 29 – John Kratzer
  • 30 – Brian Hunt aka Zaphodbblx
  • 31 – Wedding Anniversary of Will The Computer Guy (2007, 9 years)
  • 31 – Denise Inglis

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for July  27, 2022

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  • Chuck: Great Greek Myths – Amazon
  • Chuck: Alias – Hulu

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