Ep. 52 – Happy Birthday to Us!



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This week the guys hit a milestone; their 52nd show! That’s right, they’ve been doing this for a whole freakin’ year! They didn’t think it could be done, they were sure you wouldn’t tune in to listen, but here they are.  Their little podcast is getting a little more grown up!

This week Jeff finally catches us up on the big Microsoft announcements from a few weeks back. The new Surface Pro 4 looks nice, but the bombshell was the Surface Book announcement. It’s an odd looking duck, but it’s packing some pretty impressive specs. Is there room at the top of the heap for a $3200 (fully loaded) “ultimate laptop”? Obviously Microsoft thinks so, but will the market agree?

For our listeners in the Great White North the guys talk about the Canadian elections from a week and a half ago. And – like most topics – they’re going to butcher it pretty badly. But they’re sure Geddy Lee will like it. And they’re pretty sure Geddy listens to the show on the regular.

Jacob’s a bit giddy over this: Hey kids-of-the-80s, Don Bluth is teaming back up with Gary Goldman to Kickstart a freakin’ Dragon’s Lair movie! How cool is that?!  They’re looking to raise $550k over the next 30-days to show investors there’s an outlet for a feature-length, animated movie.  You can head over to the Kickstarter campaign and kick in a few bucks to show your support. There are some really cool investor rewards, too. Check out the link here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donbluth/dragons-lair-the-movie

Jeff hits a whole buncha quick topics to round out the hour – you should definitely stay around and check those out.

Jacob loves the book: The Boy Who Played With Fusion by Tom Clynes. Get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Played-Fusion-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00HK3EXY4

Jeff loves the movie The Martian. And he’s begging Jacob to get of his butt and go see it already!


One thought on “Ep. 52 – Happy Birthday to Us!

  1. Hi Guys,

    This is Howie From St. John’s the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador. the correct way to say the name of the island is New-F’n-LAND, it kind of has the same cadence as the word understand.

    The Conservative Party of Canada under Harper is pretty much in line with the Republicans. Liberals like mainstream Democrats edging towards Bernie Sanders, and the NDP much like Bernie Sanders over towards his left. That’s a bit simplistic.

    Harper ran a very close mouthed government, communicating via news releases as opposed to press conferences, He shunned the media and promoted very divisive policies.

    During the last three election campaigns he ran very negative campaigns against the two Liberal leaders before Trudeau. This time he ran this belittling ad against Trudeau.

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIUnwTBWSlcAknU0nIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByNDY3bGRuBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDNQ–?p=he%27s+just+not+ready&vid=8f6ca4f8f777d257e0eb579fed2b2217&turl=http%3A%2F%2Ftse2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.nXhdYhaH2b9fDmYVXa%252ffZQ%26pid%3D15.1%26h%3D168%26w%3D300%26c%3D7%26rs%3D1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgLX7F44Htsw&tit=Conservative+Attack+Ad+Says+Justin+Could+be+Ready%2C+Later&c=4&h=168&w=300&l=69&sigr=11b261ia3&sigt=11o9de1fv&sigi=12nbb7de4&age=1432594769&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&hsimp=yhs-rogers_001&hspart=rogers&tt=b

    They really ran this ad heavily all summer, but it looks like it backfired. They lowered the bar so low that when Trudeau did well in the debates and at local speeches, people were pleasantly surprised.

    The Liberals ran this ad

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KLqIIMwjBWOE4ASIU0nIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ–?p=liberal+ready+ad&vid=fec288e118e3038c8eead1ad530a0ddf&turl=http%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.y1%252fMa41Vl5uyuxzdiES3DA%26pid%3D15.1%26h%3D168%26w%3D300%26c%3D7%26rs%3D1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D1gFyv2M84nI&tit=New+Liberal+Ad%3A+Justin+Says+Justin+Is+Ready&c=0&h=168&w=300&l=31&sigr=11beeogjc&sigt=11bp7pt1j&sigi=12n9d58ge&age=1438472625&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&hsimp=yhs-rogers_001&hspart=rogers&tt=b

    and this one that I love right before voting day.
    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=trudeau+hair+ad&vid=dcaf604cfc4ca550395ee7e2caa1f79e&turl=http%3A%2F%2Ftse4.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.shZV%252f7NJUM59o5dK%252f0G9rw%26pid%3D15.1%26h%3D360%26w%3D480%26c%3D7%26rs%3D1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DS_UNNhWmXxE&tit=Liberal+Ad%3A+%26quot%3BDifferent+Hair%2C+Same+Platform%21%26quot%3B&c=7&h=360&w=480&l=50&sigr=11blv19od&sigt=11m0e417b&sigi=12pe1kuca&ct=p&age=1445116494&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Av&hsimp=yhs-rogers_001&hspart=rogers&tt=b

    Turns out that the Conservatives held their vote, but that about 1 million NDP voters went Liberal, and about 2 million voters who never came out in 2011, came out and voted Liberal.

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