Episode 177 - Old and Cold
00:00:00 - Patrick and Ryan obviously agree with Sarah Werning that paleontology is relevant. But can they convince Ben, and, by proxy, the world? 00:20:44 - Drinks are what happen when you realize maybe it wasn't that relevant after all. Patrick tries a Constalker Dark Wheat dropped off by Ryan, who in turn is having some overly sweet Choya-brand Umeshoo (i.e. Japanese plum wine). Ben approves, but himself is having some lemon Pelligrino.
00:26:54 - Matt Damon needs an exosuit to get to the Greek afterline so he can fight Jodie Foster in this week's installment of Trailer Trash Talk all about Neil Blomkamp's Elysium.
00:37:17 - Neutrinos are a thing, but barely. A detector in Antarctica has found a few that we're pretty sure are from outside the solar system. Ben explains, but will he beat the duck?
00:50:16 - PaleoPOWs are a lot like neutrinos, they come in several flavors and are hard to catch. The guys are awed when Ryan reveals a donation from John P. as well as an e-mail about all the good work he's doing helping the people of rural Ghana get better medical care, all while sporting a Science... sort of magnet on his laptop. Maybe more awesome than we can handle. Thanks, John! Ben reads an e-mail about the pronunciation of the letter 'z' from Guy D. but forgets why he's being informed in the first place (Hint: Episode - 171). Patrick presents a new addition to the Brachiolope Media Gallery courtesy of a drawing made by Anothy and posted to DeskSketch. Thanks, Anothy!
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Music for this week's show:
Justify My Thug - Jay Z
Elysium - Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard
The Arrival - Atmosphere
Image Credit: Max Fleischer's Superman: Episode 4 - The Arctic Giant