Big-Ups to Sherron "Rob Roy" Leggett
.......Wed. May 14th
In the news...."Mini-Ants Terrorize Texas!" - It seems that Crazy Raspberry Ants have run amok in the Lone Star State and exterminators are having trouble in "The War On Formicidae". Hoagie
and George discuss the disappointing NASA announcement saying that a remnant supernova didn't warrant a weeks worth of hype prior to the announcement. @ 1:23 A.M. EST, we get or first mention of 2012, AND Hoagie refers to George as "Mr. Emmy Award Winner"
. Noory postulates that it was the doings of an overzealous PR exec who got carried away trying to help NASA's image in the eyes of public and politics, and that the exec will get "cooked" down the road for this mishandling of the situation. Hoagie tells us more about him attending an upcoming Libertarian Presidential conference and announces that in Vatican related news, along with the the prior statement about alien life not affecting belief in God, they have also stated that life on Mars isn't out of the question. You could almost hear Ricky C drooling as he said it. Hoagie also mentioned something about the "C-3PO/Robotic Head(?)" that has been found on Mars or the Moon(Not sure which) and how it may or may not tie-in with the new Indiana Jones
movie and the crystal skulls featured in said film. George throws Hoagie to the "Lines"
, and we get a caller with a theory
- The Adam's rib scenario is the first example of cloning & ETs are like Gods because they are fearless and the reason they aren't around anymore is that with the invention of the combustion engine we poisoned the atmosphere, which is the reason we are being urged to "go green" now; So they can return! Whew!
@ 1:55 A.M. EST a caller provides the first Illuminati reference of the night. Hoagie talks again about addressing the Libertarians at an upcoming conference, and George hits him with this - "You're speaking to the Libertarians for the 2008 election, and you'll finish your speech just in time for the 2012 election!
hehehe, props to the NightHawk. Finally, Ricky C says he's working on writing some kind of thing about this presidential race and he's calling it The Hyper-Dimensional Election of 2008
Not much to say about the rest of the show. George is joined by physicist and author Leonard Mlodinow
, who educates us about randomness and chance. While Mlodinow was a very interesting and scientific guest, the back and forth was a little tame as George didn't really attempt to challenge the science for the sake of entertainment. Mlodinow said that out of the formats/mediums he writes for, he likes writing for television the least due to constraints and limits presented by the plot-specific focus of the task. He used the 1961 Roger Maris home run record year as an example to demonstrate the true odds of 'chance", due to the fact that Maris hit way above his average for that year and never really matched it again. George responds by asking if his stellar, one-time 257 bowling game is also an example of the principle since George's avg was a mere 130 at the time. We learn about the "Illusion of Causality", and that for us to be 75-80% certain that the best team wins in a playoff series, the two teams would have to play a total of 269 games. George talks about the time he had the mysterious urge to stop at a green light, which saved him from being T-Boned by another car running-the-red at the intersection, and asks Mlodinow if it had to be chance that caused this? "Or could my consciousness have interacted the other driver's consciousness?
"George's Gem of the Night
comes early during his chat with Hoagie, and earns him a 5 'Stache honour. Hoagie, trying to convince George and the audience of the dire seriousness of the point he was making, rhetorically asks the NightHawk "Why am I going to a Libertarian conference to discuss whether or not we need NASA?
" George answers - "Probably because they're giving you a free dinner
.***Note- For those who don't know, don't realize, or just aren't quite sure yet, "Hoagie" AND "Ricky C" both refer to Richard C. Hoagland