Episode 7

We start talking about a possible out-of-the-box advertising strategy for BFE Podcast.

That segues into a discussion of the island of Hispaniola and the history of Haiti.

hispanola map

 http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2007/12/haiti_belos_sonlinks.html

 Earl thinks it’s October.  We think maybe Other Universe Earl is in October already. Here are some links to Alt Universe Theories.

We’re not responsible for the Wiki-Hole you may find yourself in with this.

http://www.universetoday.com/113900/parallel-universes-and-the-many-worlds-theory/

http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/parallel-universe.htm

 Earl’s also been experiencing some déjà vu. Déjà vu explained!

http://medchrome.com/supernatural/deja-vu-scientifically-explained/

 We move on, for some reason, to the show Thirtysomething.

thirtysomething-large-poster-950

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092492/

 And then to a more interesting old show, Unsolved Mysteries.

Unsolved-Mysteries

http://unsolved.com/

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsolved_Mysteries

We talk about forensic fiber analysis being debunked:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/04/fbi_s_flawed_forensics_expert_testimony_hair_analysis_bite_marks_fingerprints.html

 http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a4535/4325774/

 A few interesting reads about the police offer given a light sentence for killing an unarmed man in NYC:

 http://www.salon.com/2016/04/23/who_gets_to_borrow_white_privilege_this_is_what_happens_when_an_asian_american_cop_kills_an_unarmed_african_american/

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/04/23/475369524/awoken-by-n-y-cop-shooting-asian-american-activists-chart-way-forward

Terry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etyH2OUxVuQ&list=PLM61o0c8cwykezgxkIe3ejDhDNsUVY-LW

 taser shotgun

We have a discussion of non-lethal weapons.

http://listverse.com/2014/08/05/10-crazy-non-lethal-weapons/

 http://www.progressive.org/mag_amctaser

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=non-lethal+weapons&&view=detail&mid=B610D37EFD67268DEE8EB610D37EFD67268DEE8E&FORM=VRDGAR

And a discussion of the militarization of the police force.  Here is the issue from two perspectives, an officer and non-officer.

http://www.officer.com/blog/11077069/law-enforcement-militarization

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-gordon/san-francisco-police-mario-woods_b_9298196.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-j-kucinich/police-militarization_b_5687598.html

420

We move on to discuss the idiocy of 4/20 and the effects of legalizing marijuana in Colorado.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/20/420-meaning-the-true-stor_n_543854.html

http://www.immortal.org/25847/early-report-effects-legalizing-marijuana/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-pot-marijuana-60-minutes/

And back again to an less mentally stimulating topic, a hot dog launcher. Which actually exists.

hot-dog-launcher

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/11/26/the-hot-dog-launcher-everything-you-always-wanted-to-know/

 Hungry for Taco Bell, but don’t feel like getting off the sofa?  Call Waitr.

 http://experience.waitrapp.com/

 Enjoy this deleted scene from Karl Pilkington’s adventures in India.

The-Best-Karl-Pilkington-An-Idiot-Abroad-Quotes-6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgHh42aTK7w

And lastly, on to a spirited discussion of derivative literature versus satire in The Magicians.

the-magicians-1050x700

http://www.syfy.com/themagicians

TheMagicians

http://www.amazon.com/The-Magicians-Novel-Trilogy/dp/0452296293

 Some derivative fiction.  The list should be longer.

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/derivative-fiction

 http://hearwritenow.com/writing/general/derivative-works/

 http://dearauthor.com/features/letters-of-opinion/fan-fiction-plagiarism-and-copyright/

 Now if you’ll excuse us, we have to go write some fan fiction…we mean derivative…we mean satire.

 Thanks for listening!

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