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Ep19 - Clear, delicious blood. Podcast RSSiTunes

Posted December 23, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

A very special podcast this time. Yes, special. A podcast of two halves. We're were joined by Mister Steve Molk of Molk's TV Talk, and later by Greg, who had been missing in science.

We discussed dumb criminals, iced drinks and Dr Who and I promised to include Greg's pick of the best new eps in the show notes. But that would be too much like hard work. I'm sure we can find spae in the comments to nut them out.

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Murphy mutters...

Posted December 23, 2013

http://www.whiskeydisks.com/

For the next time your martini gets as wilted as your bowtie with your dinner jacket.

Respects,

Murph

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Abe Frellman mutters...

Posted December 24, 2013

I have some of these... http://www.whiskeystones.net.au/Whiskey-Stones/

Get the big bag - you only get one dram out of each trio before you need to stick them back in the freezer. And you need to put three in a glass to get a tangible effect. I'd add a few drops of water too.

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Blarkon asserts...

Posted December 23, 2013

Dr Who's budget is smaller than it was when it started. That's why they cancelled stuff like "Dr Who Confidential".

It's not only TV that sells itself on the pilot rather than the series, you'll notice that a lot of books sell themselves on the first few brilliant chapters and then fuck off into "what do I do now".

There's also the benefit of selling the show and getting an ongoing cut. So if you can get a show up and running and then step back, you get an ongoing cut without having to do much more than attend the occasional movie.

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Blarkon ducks in to say...

Posted December 23, 2013

(sorry that should be meeting)

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Posted December 23, 2013

(We've talked about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror_%28TV_series%29 Black Mirror before)

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Blarkon swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 23, 2013

List of Matt Smith eps to watch

- Eleventh Hours

- Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone

- Vincent and the Doctor (just a strong episode)

- Pandorica Opens/Big Bang

- Impossible Astronaut / Day of the Moon

- Doctor's Wife (Neil Gaiman authored episode)

- A Good Man Goes to War / Lets Kill Hitler

- God Complex (Christmas 2013 ep is supposed to call back to this)

- Wedding of River Song

- The Name of the Doctor

- The Day of the Doctor

- The Time of the Doctor

TheWah asserts...

Posted December 23, 2013

"Vincent and the Doctor"

... excuse me... i seem to have something in mu eye...

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Lulu swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 23, 2013

"Vincent and the Doctor (just a strong episode)"

I agree. For viewers who know Van Gogh's real-life story, it was both sweet & sad.

AKM. mutters...

Posted December 23, 2013

Apart from the Pandorica ones, Vincent was pretty damned epic. But, I have to admit I am much more of a Torchwood tragic......

Bring it back. And for that matter, Firefly while you are at it.........

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AKM. mutters...

Posted December 23, 2013

Oh, forgot to add- watched it early, then went to the movies and did the 3D scene. Had a few extra's. but don't know if it was worth the dollars- for the five of us, tickets and goggle rental, plus the obligatory empty calory load-up, it went well over $120.........that's a lot of merch right there for not a lot more than we saw on the Teev......

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AKM. mumbles...

Posted December 23, 2013

Oh, forgot to add- watched it early, then went to the movies and did the 3D scene. Had a few extra's. but don't know if it was worth the dollars- for the five of us, tickets and goggle rental, plus the obligatory empty calory load-up, it went well over $120.........that's a lot of merch right there for not a lot more than we saw on the Teev......

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Abe Frellman puts forth...

Posted December 24, 2013

Have the clown/gumby's lawyers been in touch yet, JB?

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Dino not to be confused with mutters...

Posted December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to You too JB.

And all the Burgers as well.

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Barnesm would have you know...

Posted January 8, 2014

Just watch episode 1 series 1 of Black Mirror and ate a bacon sandwich.

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Ep18 - Slouchbiker of the Apocalypse Podcast RSSiTunes

Posted November 25, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

This week we discovered why Greg couldn't make the last podcast – he was saving the planet from fiery asteroid death, working on a plan to divert or destroy big honking chunks of space rock determined to end civilization as we know it.

That discussion shaded into some talk about preferred options for postapocalypse transport, partly because of this piece I read a few weeks ago complaining you never saw enough bicycles at the end of the world.

In a strangely coherent segue we also discussed how gentlemen of a certain age keep themselves fit, lest they suddenly have to run away from unexpected asteroid impacts.

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JG would have you know...

Posted November 25, 2013

Very clever. I listening to your escapades of the mind. Crazy imaginations, you mad musketeers.

Greg, Astroid Boy: totally wacky. Glad your speech slowed down after the first ten minutes. Your brain and mouth operate on full speed/hyperdrive.

Dan: Loved the dentist story. 'I'm too dumb to live.' Classic.

John: Deep voice. The soothing one. Please (re)add me to your Fitbit friends. Hope your injuries get better soon.

Solutions: Go up, transport wise. We all need to be self flying in an apocalypse or even during the annual June crotchopalypse.

Very clever, all. Well done. Haven't listened in a while. Love the creative meanderings.

Suggestion: I think you should put them out as a Christmas CD to sell in bookshops, music stores, etc (ie 18 eps on a CD, if that's poss). I prefer to listen to music on my iPhone while out running. The CDs would make useful gifts, and I love your Spartacast artwork on the iTunes app store.

JG

DNABeast would have you know...

Posted November 26, 2013

I'm glad some value came out of my inability to understand how a mirror works :)

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JG asserts...

Posted November 25, 2013

^ ... 'enjoyed listening'.

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted November 25, 2013

You are not supose to mention segue Birmo.

DNABeast mutters...

Posted November 26, 2013

Gold star.

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Barnesm has opinions thus...

Posted November 25, 2013

oh and the John Wyndham apocalyptic is also called the Cosy Catastrophe.

and 'Robopocalypse' sequel titled 'Robogenesis' hits the shelves in 2014.

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Dave W is gonna tell you...

Posted November 25, 2013

Huh, I feel like all the good ideas are taken. I was discussing Walking Dead and WWZ with Mrs W on the weekend, and how it was interesting that even after 12 months in Walking Dead, usable vehicles and fuel are easily obtained. Also,no-one ever seems to think of using a bicycle for travel purposes. I just missed the zeitgeist by a few days. Ah well, thus is my lot in my life.

Maybe there are some product placement ideas there for avanti or cannondale to "safely escape the the Zombie Apocalypse, or even just an ordinary life...".

Lulu reckons...

Posted November 25, 2013

I was watching the first episode of Walking Dead on the weekend, and I did wonder about where/how they get food.

Bangar puts forth...

Posted November 25, 2013

I was thinking the pther day what's the shelf life of petrol and diesel?

Barnesm swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 25, 2013

Petrol is only good for about six months I think without additonal chemicals to stablilize the fuel.

Diesel twelve months under good conditions according to BP

Dave W mumbles...

Posted November 26, 2013

Thanks Barnesm. So for Walking Dead, assuming that they don't move into a fortified oil refinery, we should see the characters getting about the Georgia countryside on pushbikes for the next season.

Rob is gonna tell you...

Posted November 27, 2013

Michone rides a horse occasioanlly when she isn't driving a shiny new hyundi. Personally, after some experience running off the road last week and hitting a pole in my 4 wheel drive, a bit of extra road clearence is a wonderful thing.

Dave W mumbles...

Posted November 27, 2013

But that's in line with the trope, Rob. They don't utilise what is basically considered to be the most energy efficient and low-maintenance, not to mention near-silent, form of transport known to humanity.

So the writers and directors sustain the suspension of disbelief that vehicles will be roadworthy and with usable fuel nearly one year after the ZA.

Don't get me wrong, I'm okay with the suspension of disbelief, just think it's worth pointing out from time to time.

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Bunyip is gonna tell you...

Posted November 25, 2013

"I was watching the first episode of Walking Dead on the weekend, and I did wonder about where/how they get food."

Supermarkets that employ zombies as staff.

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Anthony ducks in to say...

Posted November 27, 2013

~~I seem to recall that in Stirling's Change series there are bicycle propelled troops.


I have my doubts about the accuracy of BP's claims for fuel life (remember thet want to sell more of the stuff). I remember aome interesting discussions about this with some the R&D engineers when I worked at the coal to oil plant in Gippsland. Five to ten years is generally considered more likely for diesel if properly stored (e.g. underground tanks). A year for petroleum products if used in a modern fuel injected vehicle is about right. LPG may be a better bet - providing hoses etc don't perish it appears to have a very long life. Possibly several decades if properly stored, but the chemical engineers I used to work with really couldn't say.


Also bear in mind that older vehicles will tolerate crap fuel a lot better than newer ones. I see a comeback for old English cars such as Morris Minors and Series 1 Landrovers along with any old sidevalve or F head (overhead inlet - side exhaust) engines.


I've been able to start and ride a 30 year old motorcycle which has been standing for two years. It coughed a bit but it did run on a tank of fuel that was at leasr two years old. Enough to get me 20 kilometres home from where I bought it.

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Anthony is gonna tell you...

Posted November 27, 2013

~~I seem to recall that in Stirling's Change series there are bicycle propelled troops.


I have my doubts about the accuracy of BP's claims for fuel life (remember thet want to sell more of the stuff). I remember aome interesting discussions about this with some the R&D engineers when I worked at the coal to oil plant in Gippsland. Five to ten years is generally considered more likely for diesel if properly stored (e.g. underground tanks). A year for petroleum products if used in a modern fuel injected vehicle is about right. LPG may be a better bet - providing hoses etc don't perish it appears to have a very long life. Possibly several decades if properly stored, but the chemical engineers I used to work with really couldn't say.


Also bear in mind that older vehicles will tolerate crap fuel a lot better than newer ones. I see a comeback for old English cars such as Morris Minors and Series 1 Landrovers along with any old sidevalve or F head (overhead inlet - side exhaust) engines.


I've been able to start and ride a 30 year old motorcycle which has been standing for two years. It coughed a bit but it did run on a tank of fuel that was at leasr two years old. Enough to get me 20 kilometres home from where I bought it.

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Anthony puts forth...

Posted November 27, 2013

Bugger - I hate it when I double post. I blame Microsoft and Windows 8. I either can't log in or it plays silly buggers with posts.

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AKM. swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 27, 2013

Really enjoyed the podcast; although the mention of the damaged neck vertebra made me yell "Autofellatio FAIL!!!" at my car stereo......

Plenty of stuff around various Survivalist websites about Post Apocalyptic transport- those folding paratrooper style bikes pop up regularly in discussions. Wonder if they come in Tacticool cam? :D

Fiction about a celestial impact? Can't go past Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle from way back when......

John Birmingham swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 27, 2013

Pfft. I have never failed at autofellatio.

Wait, that didn't come out right.

ShaneAlpha mumbles...

Posted November 28, 2013

But you only fail at autoerotic asphyxiation...ONCE.

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Ep17 - Get to da Chopaaaaa Podcast RSSiTunes

Posted November 10, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

Dan and myself were joined by special guest Spartan Steve Molk this week, because Greg is a girly swot who preferences his study needs over your podcasting pleasure.

But he'll be back.

We discussed Steve's interviews with the news directors of the FTA networks, the broken ratings system, and whether The Walking Dead might be a bit depressing.

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TheWah ducks in to say...

Posted November 10, 2013

I was working out ways to deflect 400m diameter asteroids from impacting the Bunny Compound you ungrateful swine, JB!

Barnesm mumbles...

Posted November 10, 2013

With a gravity attractor, prffffffff. Its a kinetic impactor or nothing.

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Blarkon mutters...

Posted November 10, 2013

If the audience isn't watching live, they aren't watching the advertisements. TV is about selling advertisements. If they eyeballs aren't on the advertisements, the TV producers *aren't getting paid*. So this thing about "people consuming TV differently" - sure they are - but they aren't doing it in a way that gives a red cent to the people whose business model is giving you stuff to watch so that you'll *also* watch advertisements and allow them to get paid.

It doesn't matter how many millions of people time shift or torrent a show if none of them are watching advertisements. They are "parasitic viewers" in terms of monetization.

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she_jedi has opinions thus...

Posted November 10, 2013

This is totally off topic but thank you for posting that today. I'm in the middle of moving house and that was a blissful hour's worth of procrastination from packing and hauling. Much appreciated.

John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted November 11, 2013

Then our work here is done.

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Posted November 10, 2013

Omega Man was based on "I am Legend". The basic story of that is that the vampires (they weren't zombies) were building a new civilization in the wake of a pandemic that had changed them, and that the twist was that guy that was killing the vampires as actually the bad guy. So the "hope" in that one was the twist - that humanity had come through the pandemic changed, but this one guy who hadn't succumbed to the virus was killing off people whose only crime was getting infected.

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Posted November 10, 2013

That is true of the classic Charlton Heston movie, and the source novel from Richard Matheson. But we were talking about the most recent iteration, which does away with the vampire motif (except for the aversion to daylght) and runs, literally, with a fast zombie trope. The hope there is the 'cure' and the 'compound'

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Barnesm would have you know...

Posted November 10, 2013

Damn, I could have listened to you guys discuss The Walking Dead for a lot longer, I understand the limitations with regard to being spoiler free.

I really hope you don't give up on TWD due to the hopelessness. As Herschel said "“Listen, dammit: You step outside, you risk your life. you take a drink of water, you risk your life. And nowadays you breathe and you risk your life. Every moment now, you don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.”

plus Carol, what about Carol dammit?

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Murphy swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted November 11, 2013

I drew an analogy between The Walking Dead and On the Beach myself. There is no hope there either as Gregory Peck takes his sub out to sea for scuttling yet there is love and redemption of a sort at the end.

Respects,

Murph

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Rob would have you know...

Posted November 12, 2013

The comics of walking dead constantly reiterate the point of the walking dead being the survivors. A quite famous cover has Rick shouting 'We are the walking dead!'

But then the comic turns into pixar's A Bugs Life or at least that was my take on it.

I'm struggling to really like it. And I'm wondering if I'm watching it because there isn't anything else on to watch. Same with Orange is the New Black, really it's just a miserable TV show. But I'm also struggling with Battlefield 4 not working on my PC without crashing it with a red screen of death everytime I play.

BTW great podcast JB.

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Ep16 - What? Not even a little bit of shooting in the face? Podcast RSSiTunes

Posted October 26, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

Well, it took a while thanks to book deadlines and swapping over to my new computer, but Episode 16 of the poddy is out.

This week we discuss GTA V and Agents of Shield.

"You told me there would be extra cup holders."

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Blarkon has opinions thus...

Posted October 26, 2013

Sheild seems to have a very similar structure to the recently cancelled "Warehouse 13" - that is an artefact/superpower of the week.

One thing that will be tricky for Shield - especially when you have the new Captain America trailer showing multiple helicarriers and insane resources - is that the team probably aren't going to be dealing with "End of the World" type events. Only because if they were, they'd call in the big guns rather than this small regional team. (at least with Warehouse 13 the characters were the "big guns"). "Look the world is going to end, but we don't have time to disturb Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hulk, or Iron Man".

They live in a world of superheroes and in a time of wonders - but they are basically pawns rather than rooks, knights, bishops and queens.

John Birmingham is gonna tell you...

Posted October 26, 2013

But handled the right way that's a great set up for a series.

John Birmingham is gonna tell you...

Posted October 26, 2013

A bit like 'Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern are Agents of SHIELD'.

Bangar swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 26, 2013

Higher than pawns, you can sacrifice pawns, but they're certainly not King or Queen.

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Blarkon swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted October 26, 2013

The original intent of "The West Wing" was to do an "underlings of the White House" type show - except when they tested the pilot with audiences, the audience wanted stories about the President. Rob Lowe was meant to be the star of the show. It ended up being Martin Sheen.

I agree that a 'Rosenkrantz and Gildenstern of Shield' would be great - but I also suspect 'narrative mission creep' will pose a substantial challenge.

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she_jedi mumbles...

Posted October 27, 2013

*Spoilers*

Hacker Girl irritated me in the 3rd episode, when she went undercover to the estate of the world domination guy, and proceeded to touch her ear every time she communicated with the team back on the plane. FFS has she not seen Casino Royale?? Does she not realise that raising your hand to your earpiece all the tim is a rookie mistake that will get everyone on your team killed? James Bond wouldn't have bothered to teach her how to disarm a bad guy with a gun if she couldn't master that basic piece of tradecraft. Rubbish!

Rob ducks in to say...

Posted October 31, 2013

did hacker girl do alot of typing while 'hacking'? (haven't seen the show, I've been following Ink Master and Bad Ink)

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Barnesm reckons...

Posted October 28, 2013

having been fooled a couple fo times with new series that in the first couple of episodes weren't very good, but went on to awesome I have been watching Marvel Agents of Shield and I think its starting to hit its stride trying to balance the demands of fanboys who want them to reference every single item in the 70+ years of marvel backstory and new fans picked up from the recent movies.

Angel for me really took off with the episode 10 of the first seaso, Parting gifts' when Westley shows up. The stuff that sets joss Whedon's work apart from other series for me is the sense of whimsy.

In the first episode this was provided by injecting agent Whitebread with the truth serum and letting fauxhacker girl question him.

Also it follows the rules io9 set out for a TV series with a ridiculous concept to work

  1. Make your characters likeable.
  2. Have the characters take the ridiculousness seriously and realistically.
  3. Don’t make your characters stupid.
  4. Play by the rules you’ve set. (this will be hard for MAoS since the Marvel Universe has a history of being able to change the rules with the into of a new character example the House of M series
  5. PACING.
  6. Don’t focus on unnecessary shit (which is the danger of fanservice in this series)
  7. When in doubt, go crazier.

I want to see someone play GTA-5 in total stealth mode, like reaching the highest level in world of warcraft without killing anyone.

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Murphy ducks in to say...

Posted October 29, 2013

"So, did you shoot him? In the face?"

You could make a drinking game out of this podcast. Everytime John asks that question, one must down a shot.

After you shoot someone. In the face.

Respects,

Murph

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Moko ducks in to say...

Posted October 31, 2013

GTA V is on the cusp of being dead on console two months after release even being as brilliant as it is except for the GTA fan freaks. It's shits me that if you want real coin you have to glitch money. Even the shark cards aren't up yet. Why the fuck not?

New Xbone will make it redundant for me. Too many exciting games coming out soon. Loved Red Dead. About the only single player game I've finished.

Shield. It's entertaining me. I don't hang out for eps though.

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Ep15 - Grand Theft Autoerotica Podcast RSSiTunes

Posted September 30, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

Podcast 15 is out and a round of huzzahs is needed for Dan who worked on it while I lounged at the beach. This ep, one of th funniest chats we've had so far, was a hard one to edit because we had some terible interference on one of the Skype channels.

We discussed the midnight launch of GTA5, the infantilisation of modern adulthood, kitchen gadgets.

Because kitchen gadgets.

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Blarkon mumbles...

Posted September 30, 2013

So this podcast is like the "After Mash" or "Galactica 1980" of Birmo's career?

Great GTA moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSmrXJbPeeA

Phantom Menace was released in Australia several weeks after release in the USA. (May 19 1999 USA (cos I went) and 3 June 1999 Oz http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120915/releaseinfo ). I saw it in the movie cinema across what's now the GooglePlex - and the audience went nuts.

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Posted September 30, 2013

ID4 only had the endings we saw - so everyone saw Sydney / Egypt and so on (it was too expensive to do location specific UFO crashes, though they thought about it (it's mentioned in one of the video commentaries))

Average age of video gamers is still late 30's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_culture

Given the comments re "today's generation" and "the greatest generation". It's interesting to talk to Russians about the "western myth" that the "greatest generation" saw off the Nazis. From their perspective, taking the lion's share of the credit for fighting the Nazis is very much like the social media generation taking the lion's share of credit for a process and understating the contribution of others.

John Birmingham reckons...

Posted September 30, 2013

Well maybe if those Russians had made some fun war movies....

w from brisbane reckons...

Posted September 30, 2013

I don't think too many people underestimate Russia's involvement in the defeat of the Nazis and their, by far, highest number of civilian casualties.
Though 'we' (Britain, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India etc) take justified credit for the defeat of the German troops in Western and Southern Europe and North Africa. .
Stalin was happy to encourage Germany's westward expansion.

From the Australian perspective, like the U.S., we fought on two fronts. A couple of my uncles, after a pretty tough time in the North African desert fighting the Germans, found themselves up the Kokoda in the New Guinea highlands fighting the Japanese troops.

It was sobering to sit in RSLs in Newcastle, Australia in the 1980's and early 1990's and see friends of my uncles on crutches. They were on crutches due to tropical leg ulcers, contracted in New Guinea during WW2. Ulcers that had disappeared for decades, to reappear again in old age. My uncle Bill had them eating away his lower leg. It was horrible.

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Posted September 30, 2013

Moar GTA Lulz (though not as great as the video above with the jet) http://9gag.com/gag/aBKxnpD

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Bangar is gonna tell you...

Posted September 30, 2013

Guys sharp knives are good knives, and go and get yourselves some ceramic knives.

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ShaneAlpha asserts...

Posted October 1, 2013

Or just man up and knap your own flint ones.

Bangar reckons...

Posted October 2, 2013

Finding the flint is the hard part ... not as if it's just lying around ... well here anyway.

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zeniph ducks in to say...

Posted October 7, 2013

didnt quite end up understanding what the breadmaker was actually used for...?

these eps are great exercise accompaniments - 1 hour and done

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Ep14 - Drugs in the Garden Podcast RSSiTunes

Posted September 16, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

Special guest Spartan Dr MonsterYuppicus tells us all about the exciting promise of better living through pharmacology, and Dan does some gardening in his underwear. Because of the exciting promise of better living through pharmacology.

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Bunyip is gonna tell you...

Posted September 16, 2013

Hey, JB: on my set up, the volume levels are at background mumbling. The ID blurb at the end was markedly louder.

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John Birmingham is gonna tell you...

Posted September 16, 2013

Yeah, the audio editing on this ep was a stone bitch.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan reckons...

Posted September 16, 2013

Just beginning to listen. Love the idea of amateur pharmacology.

Monster Yuppy reckons...

Posted September 20, 2013

I have always believed in the "Better living through chemistry" mantra. Amatuer or professional.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mutters...

Posted September 16, 2013

Oh yeah, I love Sourced.

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John Birmingham mumbles...

Posted September 16, 2013

And they loved you, Paul. Loved you long time.

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Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted September 16, 2013

Not long enough.

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Legless ducks in to say...

Posted September 16, 2013

Hey Mr B.... Next podcast could you do a bit on Abbott's decison to axe the cabinet post of Science Minister? I mean, that's just fecking insane....

Cheers

Lulu swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 17, 2013

I hadn't heard that. But some of the names which had been mentioned as possible candidates for the post were quite nuts as well.

Barnesm reckons...

Posted September 17, 2013

I am a big champion of science but if the chocie is between a stand alone Science Ministry headed by Dennis Jensen a 'self confessed climate skeptic' and folding science into the industry and education portfolios headed by Ian Macfarlane who has a mother who is a scientist and a grandfther is a scientist and who in the past has spoken positively about the importance of adequtely funding science research I know which I'd rather see.

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Rhino mutters...

Posted September 17, 2013

::Ahem::

I would appreciate clarification as to whether or not any of the permanent or provisional Spartacast hosts, any empolyees or interns, or any family members of the aforementioned in any way, shape or form ENDORSE THE MUTILATION OF RHINOS FOR THEIR INCREDIBLY POTENT HORNS.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.

DNABeast would have you know...

Posted September 17, 2013

I have clarification over here. Yep. Just a little closer...

Just a little... closer...

Rhino reckons...

Posted September 18, 2013

Mr. Boylan: To give approval of or support to, especially by public statement; sanction: endorse a political candidate.

DNABeast ... yeah, as if I haven't heard that one before...

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted September 20, 2013

Oh. Then I prefer not to offer any further comment on the subject.

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NBlob would have you know...

Posted September 17, 2013
RHINO STOP!
ITS A TRAP!

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