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A Degree in Nonsense

joshhobbs

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Ep 6 - Outsmarting the Mindless
Ep 6 - Outsmarting the MindlessEp 5 - zxcvb
English is just weird…   Theme Music: All That Jazz - Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday   IDEA: https://www.dialectsarchive.com/   YouTube Files: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CpKlEiahtI&t=1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOFNo_GzxB4   Words Map: https://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6   Crossword Solver: https://www.dictionary.com/e/crosswordsolver/   Citations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English_Latin_alphabet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf#Translations_and_adaptations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Saxon_dialect https://examples.yourdictionary.com/reference/examples/examples-of-pangrams.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangram https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/Q/QWERTY_keyboard.html http://mentalfloss.com/article/27938/why-qwerty https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Latham_Sholes https://www.dialectsarchive.com/paul-meier-founder https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006550/ https://puzzles.usatoday.com/ https://www.dictionary.com/e/new-words-on-dictionary-2019/ https://www.wordnik.com/lists/dead-or-dying-english-words https://study.com/academy/lesson/lexical-ambiguity-definition-examples.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambiguity#Lexical_Ambiguity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_while_John_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_had_a_better_effect_on_the_teacher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M4iCN3aGyY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hv-fMZgyuaw&t=31s https://www.amazon.com/MyCozyCups-Before-Weird-Mug-Literature/dp/B079ZYZVBM/ref=asc_df_B079ZYZVBM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241955121741&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=218977919813554902&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1026952&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-427910178893&psc=1
Aug 29 2019
16 mins
Ep 4 - Freak of Nature
Little by little, science is giving us the superpowers we've always wanted.   Theme Music: All That Jazz - Blue Wednesday https://soundcloud.com/bluewednesday   Citations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_modification https://interestingengineering.com/can-humans-manipulate-the-weather https://now.northropgrumman.com/making-rain-science-weather-manipulation/     https://powerlisting.fandom.com/wiki/Weather_Manipulation     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_seeding https://innotechtoday.com/cloud-seeding-weather-manipulation/ https://owlcation.com/stem/The-Emerging-Industry-of-Cloud-Seeding     https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cloud-seeding-may-make-it-snow-but-will-it-reduce-droughts-in-the-west/2018/02/23/88efeafe-1675-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7f5c14135579     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Popeye https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_warfare     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_Modification_Convention     https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/05/10/china-is-launching-a-massive-weather-control-machine-the-size-of-alaska/#189923c06315     https://www.businessinsider.com/company-promises-a-rain-free-wedding-day-for-100000-2015-1 https://www.oliverstravels.com/blog/guarantee-perfect-wedding-weather-olivers-travels/     http://www.nawmc.org/faq/   https://www.library.noaa.gov/Collections/Digital-Collections/Weather-Modification-Project-Reports http://cogentbenger.com/documentaries/how-to-stop-a-hurricane/         https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Category:Ororo_Munroe_(Earth-616)/Quotes https://www.marvel.com/comics/discover/1194/storm
Jul 25 2019
11 mins
Ep 3 - Learning to FlyEp 2 - Elvis of Fruits
What does natural gas, beef, dying of soda consumption, and major head injuries have in common?  Durian Fruit.   Theme Music: All That Jazz - Blue Wednesday https://bluewednesday.bandcamp.com/track/all-that-jazz   Citation: https://www.quora.com/What-does-durian-smell-like https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/01/19/What-gives-the-durian-fruit-its-rotting-stench/3051484839100/ https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05299 http://mentalfloss.com/article/565968/attempts-describe-taste-durian-worlds-smelliest-fruit https://books.google.com/books?id=3AcGwT0CdSwC&printsec=frontcover&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false pg 51 https://www.quora.com/What-makes-consuming-durian-and-carbonated-drinks-a-bad-idea https://www.dailypedia.net/2015/06/coke-and-durian-a-deadly-combination/ https://www.facebook.com/FoodMyth/posts/durian-coke-deadly-poison-durian-alcohol-deathdurian-milk-heart-attackdurian-dia/608920219245458/ https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMuslimsinSriLanka/posts/do-not-drink-coke-after-eating-durian-which-is-equal-to-cobra-poison/764869023612459/ https://sg.toluna.com/opinions/3204861/Does-Drinking-Coke-after-Eating-Durian-Cause-Sudden-Death https://www.yearofthedurian.com/2014/10/llegal-durians-how-much-trouble-wi.html https://www.quora.com/Why-are-durians-prohibited-on-MRT-trains-in-Singapore https://www.reddit.com/r/singapore/comments/6b3d7w/anybody_know_why_there_is_no_fine_amount_for/ http://worldofsigns.com/signs/2681/no-durians-fine-500/ https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293915-i3686-k7942359-Fresh_durian_not_allowed_on_hotel_premises-Thailand.html
Jun 13 2019
11 mins
Ep 1 - Kooky Commerce | 01
With the advancements of technology we can go window shopping at home!  But the internet can be a weird place, check out these weird products we found, just because.   Products: 1. https://www.amazon.com/Accoutrements-11761-Yodelling-Pickle/dp/B0010VS078/ref=sr_1_25?keywords=weird&qid=1548134401&sr=8-25 2. https://www.amazon.com/Belly-Waist-Unisex-Fanny-Adjustable/dp/B075S2ZCYQ/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=funny&qid=1548135459&sr=8-5 3. https://www.amazon.com/Horror-Instrument-Waterphone-Effects-Unusual/dp/B01N9GBW4S/ref=sr_1_33?keywords=weird&qid=1548134401&sr=8-33 4. https://www.gamestop.com/collectibles/toys/usb-pet-rock/134939 https://www.amazon.com/ThinkGeek-USB-Pet-Rock/product-reviews/B003DOD0TI 5. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173522054858 6. https://www.amazon.com/Maywa-Denki-Electronic-Instrument-Synthesizer/dp/B002IGTP00/ref=sxbs_sxwds-stvp?keywords=weird&pd_rd_i=B002IGTP00&pd_rd_r=61a22034-839e-4549-8b87-5e56bfd9fb2e&pd_rd_w=BCnvp&pd_rd_wg=g1EE4&pf_rd_p=5c5ea0d7-2437-4d8a-88a7-ea6f32aeac11&pf_rd_r=B6YHF9DV954H8XZ9NT2B&qid=1548135145 7. https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Hilarious-Automobile-Hysterical-Elephant/dp/B07D19KSSR/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1548135069&sr=8-2&keywords=headlight+fluid 8. https://www.amazon.com/Saltiel-Goods-Fluid-HAND-VERSION-Hilarious-Gift-Car/dp/B075TR145R/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548135069&sr=8-3&keywords=headlight+fluid 9. https://smile.amazon.com/Revol-Eclipse-T57E-137-Crumpled-Tumbler/dp/B001FX4ERG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1543710175&sr=8-1&keywords=revol%2Beclipse%2Bcrumpled&th=1 https://smile.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx1MQPCDW8KB8D3/ref=ask_dp_dpmw_al_hza 10. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HLGZSIY/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01HLGZSIY&pd_rd_w=FYqmg&pf_rd_p=21517efd-b385-405b-a405-9a37af61b5b4&pd_rd_wg=IBnmK&pf_rd_r=R9JYG0GDPX2GT8MGQWXP&pd_rd_r=59580adb-1e06-11e9-8ac1-2d3cf013dad7 11. https://www.amazon.com/review/RQFCVKROOZGLC   Citation: https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_the_agony_of_trying_to_unsubscribe?language=en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otamatone   Music: Yodeling Pickle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52dBhbPLm3c Waterphone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uICM6gJkeXs (Uploaded: 4.25.17 | License: Attribution 3.0 | Recorded by Daniel Simion) Otamatone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FwAQ7BxZQ4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmFsmw3ICcI   Theme Music: All That Jazz - Blue Wednesday https://bluewednesday.bandcamp.com/track/all-that-jazz
Jun 12 2019
14 mins
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