The Bitchspot Report Podcast #54

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Episode 54:  

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And Now The News:

Train station knife attack kills 27, injures 109 in China.

David Yonggi Cho, founder of world’s largest megachurch, convicted of embezzling $12 million.

Survey: Americans turn sharply favorable on gay issues.

Church officials blame Minnesota mom for not protecting sons from priest who abused them.

The Main Event:  Where We Disagree With Neo-Cons

Here’s the Republican Party Platform:

1.  Overwhelming fundamentalist religious adherence with associated social stigmas.

2.  Complete lack of anything resembling fiscal responsibility.

3.  Over-reliance on the military, spreading Christianity and capitalism worldwide.

Maybe worst of all, they call themselves conservative and confuse themselves with actual conservatives.

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9/11 Conspiracies Part 4 – Final Wrap-up and Conclusions

Episode 38- 9/11 Conspiracies Part 4.

A final review of 9/11 conspiracies and some thoughts as to why these conspiracies still persist.

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 6 – Ancient Aliens

Drake equation

  • A thought experiment on the variables of the chance of intelligent life in the universe

  • Variables are:

    • the average rate of star formation in our galaxy

    • the fraction of those stars that have planets

    • the average number of planets that can potentially support life per star that has planets

    • the fraction of planets that could support life that actually develop life at some point

    • the fraction of planets with life that actually go on to develop intelligent life (civilizations)

    • the fraction of civilizations that develop a technology that releases detectable signs of their existence into space

    • the length of time for which such civilizations release detectable signals into space

  • Why it doesn’t prove visitation:

    • All the values are not known, so with current data it can’t be solved

    • Even if we had the values for the variables we still wouldn’t know if they were capable of interstellar travel

Evolution and Ancient Astronauts

  • Some proponents claim that the life that exists now is so highly unlikely, that there must have been an intervention from the aliens.

  • The counter argument is that there was no goal. This is not the only outcome that could’ve come, so the probability of random events leading to this current state is very low.

  • Matt Dillahunty of AExp put it this way

    • Deal 5 cards out of a deck

    • Those cards are random and it is highly unlikely that you’d deal the same way again

    • But still it happened once, you can’t say that the first deal was impossible

  • Graham Hancock takes a different view. While his pet theory is that an advanced human civilisation existed before 10,000 – 12,500 BE  (12,500 – 14,500 BCE) at times he alludes to ancient aliens for some technology.

  • Archaeology professor and author of Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries, Ken Feder’s found three themes in von Daniken’s books: “The first one I called ‘the horny astronaut hypothesis’ because essentially what von Daniken was saying was extraterrestrials, millions of years ago … landed on Earth, they got out of their space ships and figured, you know, even at the speed of light, if they could travel that fast, it’s a big universe, they’ve been cooped up there a long time; they exit the space ship and what’s the first thing they do? They start cruising for chicks. In von Daniken’s hypothesis, they actually find females – the spacemen are always spacemen – they find female primates, they mate with them, and the mating results in the next step of evolution. … When von Daniken says that they mated with these critters, and that they kept coming back, and that every stage of human evolution that paleoanthropologists find – that that next stage was wrought by subsequent matings of ETs with these hominids, Earth got the reputation of kind of being a party planet, and they would arrive and start boinking the hominids.”

    • Sagan said about this: “as a human ancestor, you’d probably be more successful mating with a petunia than with an ET, because at least you and the petunia evolved on the same planet.” The idea that they have matching DNA and matching physical parts to the point that they could have fertile offspring is laughable.

 

Building With Stone

  • Machu Picchu

    • Tsoukalos says that the ancient stone shaping techniques are the “most tangible” piece of evidence we have.

    • Says that we would be unable to duplicate them today, but when they interviewed a modern stone cutter he completely contradicted that, and they just edited the clip to make it look like he was agreeing.

    • Actual quote from their stonecutter Roger Hopkins: “The precision on some of the work I’ve seen is just incredible.  It’s possible to do by hand, but it’d take an incredible amount of time, plus you’d have to have years of experience to be able to pull it off.”

    • The Ancient Aliens show featured the theory of mining engineer Michael Dunn, who believes that the granite at Machu Picchu was melted by alien technology and poured into molds. This theory was supported by Tsoukalos, who believes that a native legend tells of just such a technology.

    • The thing is that a little research shows that this is physically impossible. If you melt granite down to magma, it will melt all the mineral crystals inside. These crystals are what make granite granite. The only way for them to form again would be to cool the magma very slowly, over a period of thousands to millions of years. Otherwise the magma will cool and form a rock known as rhyolite, not granite.

  • Pyramids

    • Ancient Alien theorists like to say that since there are 2.3 million blocks in the Great Pyramid and it was constructed over a period of 20 years, that must mean that a single block had to be carved, moved to the pyramid, and put in place every 13 seconds. An impossible task.

    • – This is just an average though, and misses the fact that there were thousands of people working on the pyramid at the same time. Hundreds of blocks would have been completed, moved, and placed simultaneously. They didn’t do this one block at a time requiring a 13 second rush to complete each one.

    • Some people say that the pyramids appeared out of nowhere without any kind of precursors. This was just pulled out of somebody’s ass. Egyptians did build precursors to the pyramids. Single layer tombs known as mastabas. Then they started putting on an extra layer to the mastaba, the second layer smaller than the first. Then they made step pyramids. Then they started trying for true pyramids, even making mistakes along the way such as the famous Bent Pyramid.

      • Also, people were building ziggurats before the Egyptians built the pyramids.

    • Some people say that the ancient Egyptians were just incapable of moving multi ton objects using the technology of the time. That’s just not true. We know how they moved them, the ancient Egyptians left records. They used sleds on a lubricated track. We have the remains of the sleds they used, and there’s a 3,900 year old record of how they moved a 57 ton statue in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian named Djehutihotep. There’s nothing impossible or even implausible about the methods used, it’s just manpower.

    • There’s some derision about the standard theories for how they built the pyramids. It’s true that these theories have some difficulties, but expecting modern scholars to explain in complete detail how each step of building the pyramids was done, otherwise we must conclude that it was made by aliens, is a ridiculous stance.

    • There’s a new Internal Ramp theory about how the pyramids were built that’s getting a lot of attention and may explain a lot of the features of the pyramids and solve a lot of the difficulties with the other theories.

    • Monster Talk #38 – Ancient Alien Astronauts: Interview with Ken Feder – fantastically entertaining guy. Great primer on the actual non-pseudo-archaeology about pyramids.

      • von Daniken et al claim that the pyramids apparently appeared overnight from a culture that was barely eking out a living, tilling the land. Claim that we still can’t build a pyramid with our modern technology. Even when von Daniken wrote his books, we had a hell of a better idea about pyramid building than he suggests. Feder talks about we’re very capable of detecting if a technology was developed in situ or brought in from outside. We see, in the archaeological record, the signs of an incremental, error-filled evolution of the ability to build pyramids (and agriculture, and metallurgy): piles of stones without angled sides, a series of collapsed pyramids with much steeper angles, pyramids built on sand that shifted and collapsed, etc. – signs that pyramids are a developed human invention rather than a final product that was introduced to us by some other culture. Same signs found around the world wherever we see pyramids.

      • Feder discusses how he told his hairstylist that he was a college student studying archaeology and she mentioned the idea of ancient spacemen building the pyramids. He’d never heard of it before, and thought she was crazy. But then he heard a review of Chariots of the Gods (von Daniken’s book) and realized it was actually a thing. “It was like archaeological pornography – turn to any page and it’s amazing” – except that you turn to any page and it’s pure idiocy. “This is stuff that people have known was wrong for decades or even centuries.” von Daniken’s stuff was almost entirely cribbed from a book called Morning of the Magicians by Louis Pauwels. Nowhere in Chariots of the Gods did von Daniken credit Pauwels for being the source of his ideas, although they’re almost directly ripped from Pauwels’ book.

      • Feder summarized von Daniken’s ideas as “the archaeological record could only be understood as the result of direct, very personal influence by extraterrestrial aliens.” In the 1970s he taught a special class on archaeology where the students picked the topic and they all wanted to do ancient astronauts. So he thought, “All right. What is it about these books? What are the major primary themes? I was able to extract three fundamental themes … in von Daniken’s books.”

        • First hypothesis is above.

        • Second hypothesis: the ‘inkblot hypothesis’ – there’s nothing really there. It’s all in your mind. Whatever von Daniken saw on a cave wall – geometric patterns, strange ghostly images – all of those were the result of our ancestors hiding behind a rock, watching a rocket land, watching ETs come out and walk around and fly away, and our ancestors immediately painted what they saw. Archaeologists will say “this looks like a guy wearing a costume to make him look like a deer” or “this looks like a person who maybe is floating in the air because he’s a spirit” – in every case von Daniken interprets these as evidence of contact between our ancestors and ETs. Feder had his students look through von Daniken’s books, hide the captions, look at the photos, and tell him what they saw. “That looks like a robot” – okay, we’ve got ETs! “That looks like a ghost” – no, because maybe it’s an alien. “That one looks like an animal” – no no no, it’s an alien!

        • Third hypothesis: ‘Our Ancestors the Dummies’ – ancient humans were too dumb to achieve the technology they had. The ETs were like the Peace Corps, bringing advanced technology and training (agriculture, math, pyramids, etc.) to idiots. All the ancient human achievements were stuff we couldn’t do by ourselves; the aliens did it.

      • Feder got an e-mail from one of the Ancient Aliens producers inviting him to participate in the show. They knew he was a name associated with the topic but not where he came down on it. He wrote back “I’d be happy to be on your show, but you should know that I think that the ancient astronaut hypothesis is execrable bullshit.” He hasn’t heard back from them.

  • The Moai of Easter Island

    • In 1722, explorer Jacob Roggeveen marvelled at how the people of Easter Island could have fashioned and moved the Moai with no timber or strong ropes.

    • von Daniken believes that the only explanation is that some aliens got stranded and just decided to create them… you know, just for shits and giggles.

    • Fact is that they didn’t need timber, and their ropes didn’t have to be very strong. Evidence suggests that the natives moved the Moai by actually making them “walk”

    • The Moai are bottom heavy. They have a low center of gravity like a bowling pin. Ropes attached to their head could move them from side to side with very little effort, so they could be “walked” in the same way you’d “walk” your refrigerator in order to move it.

    • Turns out that the natives of Easter Island actually have a word which means “to walk by moving rigidly from side to side” in exactly this way.

    • The bases of abandoned statues show conchoidal fractures underneath, which is exactly the type of fractures you would expect to form from this kind of movement.

    • More than 20 miles of ancient roads emanate like spokes from the statue quarry of Rano Raraku. It’s likely that their only purpose was as paths to “walk” these statues along.

    • NOVA Online | Secrets of Easter Island – PBS

  • Göbelki Tepe

    • An archaeological site in the mountains of the Southeaster Anatolia Region of Turkey

  • Gunung Padang Megalithic Site

    • A megalithic site located in Karyamukti village, Cianjur regency, West Java Province of Indonesia

 

Pop culture

  • Stargate (movie and the TV series)

  • Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

  • Prometheus

  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • X-Files (not sure of episodes)

  • Futurama!! A Pharaoh to Remember

WUT

Murderous Gay Pastor…

Maryland Mom Kills 2 of Her Children in Attempted Exorcism

Indian Village Tribunal Orders Gang Rape of Woman
A Finnish Blood Service Claims It Can Measure Sin from Blood (in Finnish)
– Head of research for the blood service Droppi (droplet) Mikko Vapa claims that they can scan a dried up droplet of blood to test the health of a patient and the amount of sin.

Quote: “The idea is that sin shows as measurable inflammation. This idea is based on the Bible (surprise surprise), which claims that sinner’s blood will dry up white. The claim is that sin has a biological counterpart”

Quote: “The whiter the blood, the more tainted it is. Red blood is clean, but as the cleanliness goes down different symptoms appear.”

Associate professor of religious studies, Ilkka Pyysiäinen, writes the claim off as humbug in “Church and the City” Magazine, but Vapa claims the company is in it completely seriously.

Senior Physician from Oulu University Hospital’s laboratory Nordlab says that dry blood analysis is not a method they use.

Quote: “It sounds strange that this method would reveal anything from the blood, from which you could make conclusions about the person’s health. I would compare this to reading the future from new year’s tin.”

Droppi ltd has also got public funding for 22,500€ to improve the process automation of dry blood analysis.

Links and Attributions

Drake Equation

Graham Hancock

Bone calendar referenced by Dumbass

Ancient Astronauts in Pop Culture

Mentioned:
Documentary: The World Before Her – about two women in India (one is a model and the other is from local Al Qaeda-like organization.)

Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 5 – Pajama Party

Sleep

What is sleep? – From healthysleep.med.harvard.edu:

“We all have at least a vague notion of what sleep is, but that doesn’t mean that defining this mysterious part of our lives is simple. After all, detailed analysis of our own sleep isn’t really an option, given that we rarely know that we’re sleeping when we’re asleep. And even if we observe the sleep of others, so much of what they experience—changes in the functions of their brains and bodies—is not easily seen from the outside.”

Sleep is characterized by changes in brain wave activity, breathing, heart rate, body and temperature. Other characterizations of sleep include:

  • reduced physical activity

  • typically associated with lying down and closed eyes

  • sleep results in a decrease to external stimuli

  • sleep is a state that is – generally – relatively easy to reverse. This distinguishes sleep from other states of reduced consciousness such as hibernation and coma.

 

Myths / Facts about sleep:

  1. Snoring is a common problem, especially among men, but isn’t harmful.

  • Although harmless for most people, snoring can be a symptom of a life threatening sleep   disorder called sleep apnea, especially if accompanied by severe daytime sleepiness. Snoring on a frequent or regular basis has been directly associated with hypertension. Obesity and a large neck can contribute to sleep apnea.

  1. You can “cheat” on the amount of sleep you get.

  • Most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night for optimum performance, health and safety. Lack of adequate sleep can accumulate a sleep deficit that can be difficult to “pay back” and can contribute to health problems, mood / behavioral problems, decreased productivity, and less enjoyable sexy time. :-[

  1. Turning up the radio, opening a window, or turning on the a/c are effective ways to combat sleepiness while driving.

  • These are ineffective methods and the best thing you can do is pull over to a safe rest area and take a nap. Caffeinated beverages will give a temporary boost to alertness, but there is about a 30 minute gap from time of ingestion to effect.

  1. Daytime sleepiness means a person isn’t getting enough sleep.

  • While it “can” result from lack of good sleep, excessive daytime sleepiness can be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition such as Sleep Apnea or Narcolepsy.

  1. The older you get, the fewer hours of sleep you need.

  • Sleep experts recommend a range of 7-9 hours of sleep for the average adult. As we age we tend to wake more frequently during the night which is likely a cause for more frequent naps in older adults.

  1. During sleep the brain rests.

  • Your body rests during sleep, but your brain remains quite active, gets “recharged”, and still controls many body functions including breathing.

  1. If you wake up in the middle of the night, it is best to lie in bed, count sheep, or toss and turn until you eventually fall back asleep.

  • Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep is potentially a symptom of insomnia. Relaxing imagery or thoughts may be more effective than counting, which some researchers suggest could be more distracting than relaxing. Most experts agree that if you can’t return to sleep after 15-20 minutes, you should get out of bed, go to another room and engage in a relaxing activity until drowsy again.

 

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is a variety of practices and habits that can help anyone maximize the hours they spend sleeping, even those whose sleep is affected by insomnia, jet lag, or shift work.

Twelve Tips for better sleep hygiene.

  1. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and other chemicals that interfere with sleep.

  2. Turn your bedroom into a sleep-inducing environment.

  3. Establish a soothing pre-sleep routine.

  4. Go to sleep when you’re truly tired.

  5. Don’t be a nighttime clock-watcher

  6. Use light to your advantage.

  7. Keep your internal clock set with a consistent sleep schedule.

  8. Nap early – or not at all.

  9. Lighten up on evening meals.

  10. Balance fluid intake.

  11. Exercise early.

  12. Follow through.

 

Take a moment to talk about personal experience with sleep hygiene.

 

Parasomnias

  • Non-Rapid Eye Movement Parasomnias

    • Confusional arousals – a condition when an individual awakens from sleep and remains in a confused state. It is characterized by the individual’s partial awakening and sitting up to look around. They usually remain in bed and then return to sleep. The episodes last anywhere from seconds to minutes and may not be reactive to stimuli.

    • Exploding Head Syndrome – a form of hypnagogic auditory hallucination that is rare and relatively undocumented. The individual experiences a loud crash or bang in their head similar to a bomb exploding, a gun going off, a crash of cymbals, or any other form of loud and indecipherable noise that seems to originate from inside the head.

    • Teeth Grinding – also known as Bruxism. A common sleep disorder where an individual grinds their teeth during sleep. This can cause sleep disruption for the individual and/or the individual’s partner. Also it causes long-term serious tooth damage. A mouth guard is often used to combat Bruxism.

    • Sleep Terrors – the most disruptive arousal disorder since it may involve loud screams and panic.

    • Sleepwalking – aka Somnambulism has a prevalence of 1-17% in childhood, with the most frequent occurrences around the age of 11-12. About 4% of adults experience somnambulism. Anxiety, fatigue, alcohol, sedatives (helloooo Ambien), medications, medical and mental disorders are commonly associated with sleepwalking.

    • Sleep Sex!!! – known as Sexsomnia, is a condition in which a person will engage in sexual acts while still asleep. … I would imagine this would be rather bizarre for someone with a balloon and cake fetish. (is this a real thing or another legally invented disorder like ‘affluenza’?)

    • Sleep-Related Eating Disorder – a condition in which individuals eat during sleep. They will generally enter the kitchen and indulge in uncooked foods, snacks and sometimes even toxic substances. Like maybe that fruitcake your Aunt Gladis sent you two years ago that you can’t seem to ever throw away and it never seems to spoil.

  • Rapid Eye Movement Parasomnias

    • REM sleep behavior disorder is the most common REM sleep parasomnia in which atonia – or lack of muscle strength – is absent. This allows the individual to act out their dreams and may result in repeated injury – bruises, lacerations, and fractures – to themselves or others. (maybe read typical clinical features of REM sleep behavior disorder)

    • Recurrent Isolated Sleep Paralysis – an inability to perform movements at sleep onset, or upon waking from sleep.

    • Catathrenia – a rapid-eye-movement sleep parasomnia consisting of breath holding and expiratory groaning during sleep. It is distinct from both somniloquy () and obstructive sleep apnea. The sound is produced during exhalation as opposed to snoring which occurs during inhalation. Bed partners generally report hearing the person take a deep breath, hold it, then slowly exhale; often with a high-pitched squeak or groaning sound.

 

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia

    • from sleepfoundation.org “Insomnia, which is Latin for “no sleep,” is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. Insomnia is also used to describe the condition of waking up not feeling restored or refreshed.”

    • Symptoms include:

      • difficulty falling asleep

      • waking up frequently during the night

      • difficulty returning to sleep

      • waking up too early in the morning

      • unrefreshing sleep

      • daytime sleepiness

      • difficulty concentrating

      • irritability

    • Common medications that can lead to insomnia include:

      • cold & allergy

      • high blood pressure

      • heart disease

      • thyroid disease

      • birth control

      • asthma

      • pain medications

      • antidepressants (especially SSRI antidepressants)

  • Narcolepsy

    • From the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (take a deep breath) “Narcolepsy is a chronic brain disorder that involves poor control of sleep-wake cycles. People with narcolepsy experience periods of extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time.  These “sleep attacks” usually last a few seconds to several minutes.”

    • Narcolepsy affects males and females equally.

    • It’s a life-long condition.

    • It’s not rare, but it’s often unrecognized and undiagnosed.

    • Symptoms include:

      • Excessive daytime sleepiness

      • Cataplexy

      • Sleep paralysis

      • Hallucinations

      • Disrupted nocturnal sleep

      • Obesity

    • Narcolepsy is still currently incurable, but some of the symptoms can be treated with medications and lifestyle changes.

“WUT” Segment

 

  • Homicidal Sleepwalking –Wikipedia – Homocidal Sleepwalking (I would argue that homicidal sleepwalking is more disruptive than screaming)

  • Jenny Mccarthy “Son never had autism?

  • Got Brains??!! WUT! EBAY

  • PIV always rape!

    • jesus fucking christ. commit her plz. – MM

    • “WOMEN CAN’T REALLY ENJOY SEX WITH MEN. THE FEMALE ORGASM IS PATRIARCHY. PATRIARCHY IS IN YOUR BIOLOGY. RAAAR.”

  • Swanson: Wombs of Women on Birth Control ‘Embedded’ with ‘Dead Babies’

    • Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson: “I’m beginning to get some evidence from certain doctors and certain scientists that have done research on women’s wombs after they’ve gone through the surgery, and they’ve compared the wombs of women who were on the birth control pill to those who were not on the birth control pill. And they have found that with women who are on the birth control pill, there are these little tiny fetuses, these little babies, that are embedded into the womb. They’re just like dead babies. They’re on the inside of the womb. And these wombs of women who have been on the birth control pill effectively have become graveyards for lots and lots of little babies.”

Upcoming podcast episodes:

 

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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #53

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Episode 53:  Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves

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And Now The News:

DeLay: Americans have forgotten that God wrote the Constitution.

Missouri wants to warn parents when schools teach scientific facts.

Bevin: Same-sex marriage will lead to parent-child marriage.

Pat Robertson begs Ken Ham to shut up.

The Main Event:  Where We Disagree With Liberals

Here’s the Democratic Party Platform

1. Over-reliance on the government to solve all problems.

2.  Overly-emotional response to perceived inequity.

3.  Lack of details on how things will be accomplished.

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Episode 52: Begone, Foul Podcast Demons!

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And Now The News:

Religious people are less intelligent than atheists, according to analysis of scores of scientific studies stretching back over decades.

Fired Tenn. pharmacist sues Walgreens alleging religious bias.

Rising numbers of children ‘no longer read Bible stories‘.

Varied responses to religion’s ‘Great Decline‘,

New Zealand’s prime minister denies being a giant space lizard.

Ex-Navy chaplain: Consequences of sin force gay soldiers to wear diapers in combat.

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Episode 51:  Satan Messed Up Our Podcast

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And Now The News:

GOP rep.: Force women to have babies because abortion ‘robs men’ of fatherhood rights.

Texas Board of Education changes textbook review rules to emphasize facts over ideology.

Pressure mounts on law societies to reject faith-based school’s graduates.

Catholic diocese in Helena, Mont., files for bankruptcy to resolve sex abuse lawsuits.

The Main Event:  Violence and Atheism

We’ve gotten a couple of comments with regard to our story about the African Christian who ate a Muslim last week, complaining that we seemed to advocate violence with regard to the religious.  It’s time to clear up misconceptions and present our arguments clearly.

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9/11 Conspiracies Part 3 – Live Show Part 2

Episode 36- 9/11 Conspiracies Part 3.

This is the Third part of a multi part show on the 9/11 Conspiracies.

This is the second part of the live show recorded February 1, 2014

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Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 4 – A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy Live Show

An Irreverent Skeptics first.

A crossover show with “A Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy” talking about the 9/11 conspiracies.

Irreverent Skeptics Podcast Episode 3 – First World Problems

First World Problems

  • KnowYourMeme.com has the perfect description of FWP: “First World Problems, also known as “White Whine”, are frustrations and complaints that are only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries. It is typically used as a tongue-in-cheek comedic device to make light of trivial inconveniences.”

  • Notable: White Girl Problems. Which are problems generally only experienced by privileged white adolescent girls.

  • I DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE MUCH TO CONTRIBUTE HERE #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS – McElroy

 

Common First World Problems

  1. Earbuds tangled in your pocket

  2. In the summer when it’s sweltering hot outside, but the movie theater/store/restaurant/house is so cold you have to wear extra clothes.

  3. Gaming and your wireless controller’s batteries die, then you have to get up to retrieve replacement batteries.

  4. My air conditioned/heated kind of luxurious car doesn’t have an audio port or usb connector for the stereo.

  5. The ATM only gave me 20s and I wanted smaller bills.

  6. The sun glares on the screen of your phone, tablet, or laptop outside when you’re trying to browse reddit.

  7. The stores in your city stopped carrying your favorite flavor of Coke Zero (or other drink)

  8. The aforementioned missing coke zero flavor is available/still sold at other stores, in other states.

  9. Starbucks doesn’t have a shortened name for your favorite 9-word long coffee concoction. (This contributes to inconsistent product and wasted $, as baristas don’t have a uniform /established method for mixing the aforementioned beverage)

  10. You start watching back episodes of a new series and now you have to wait until next week for the new episode!

  11. Having more clothes than you have hangers or room for in your closet.

  12. Having so much food in your refrigerator/freezer/pantry that it’s difficult to find what you’re looking for.

  13. Hulu plus/Netflix has an ever shifting catalog, a title will be available one week, then gone the next.

  14. The cable company cock blocks the amount of streaming you can do w Netflix and Hulu. Also the features are basically unavailable during streaming such that if you need to fast forward or pause a show, you may be unable to get it restarted.

  15. The cable and internet shit the bed, and when you call to get info about affected areas and projected repair time frames, the bit recommends you visit comcast.com!