Episode for Sunday July 27, 2008
Once we enjoy our very expensive trip through the Chunnel, we're off to the Black Cross motocross race. Adam goes for a crazy hydrogen boost gizmo to boost his gas mileage, and it actually seems to work. John's a bit skeptical, "What will you do with it?"
Adam tells John about the "Eurotom," the EU Atomic Energy Community and how they seem to be above the law. How does this tie into Project Camelot? Is everyone a "nutter?"
Let's get on with the "theories." We'll tie 9/11 in with a new huge UFO event and the "grays." The ships are here, with the bases on the Moon and the Men In Black. How about the new $3.9Bn government orders for H1 flu? We're all going to die! John is "gobsmacked" and wonders where all the product placement for No Agenda is? [Ed. this whole tale gets the Official Cage Match Seal Of Approval].
Adams bring up the headlines, "The robot that is Barack Obama hits Europe!" What the heck is Obama thinking? John has a good story about the Obama teleprompters, his newsman style and the "blown heroin line." What is a neo-liberal? John's favorite Obama lines, "My mother grew up in the heartland of America, but my father grew up herding goats in Kenya," and "As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the icecaps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya!"
Adam wants to talk about the ISPs and possible new deals in Britain between artists and labels. The Rolling Stones, on Mick Jagger's 65th birthday, leave EMI and take their entire post-1971 catalog with them. As other artists bolt, Adam predicts EMI will roll up and die, it's the beginning of the end for record labels. This leads to the British ISPs spying on P2P users to report them for piracy. This may become a new "Three Strikes and You're Out" law. What a bunch of crock. (As John enters that epithet into his lexicon.)
This leads John and Adam into agreement about something -- earbuds are a bunch of crock. A good discussion of high-end audio systems ensues. Who knew John and Adam would be proponents of large speakers and the open air listening experience? Somehow Adam leads this back into the hydroxy booster and more discussions of auto engineering.
Uh-oh, Adam's thinking about adjusting the computer parameters that control engine functions. John may be skeptical [Adam's a nutter] but agrees to look into it. Johns swings this into a discussion of Ebert and Roeper and whatever happened to the great franchise "2 thumbs up?"
John hypes Craigsfindr, a neat utility his son Aric created for finding things on all the Craigslists. Adam thinks it's cool.