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Happy Hour with Dennis and Erik

Happy Hour with Dennis and Erik

Author: Erik Rasmussen and Dennis Schrantz

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A candid and open weekly discussion between Dennis and Erik over drinks
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Ep. 24 - Shoeing a Bald Nun

Ep. 24 - Shoeing a Bald Nun

2019-09-13--:--:--

Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksDid a Man Die Demonstrating a Window’s Strength? (Snopes)It isn’t often we have occasion to employ the term “accidental self-defenestration” in an article, but that phrase certainly applies to the case of Garry Hoy, a 38-year-old lawyer with the Toronto law firm of Holden Day Wilson, who on 9 July 1993 plunged to his death from the 24th floor of the Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower building at TD Centre in front of several horrified witnesses:Police said a lawyer demonstrating the safety of windows in a downtown Toronto skyscraper crashed through a pane with his shoulder and plunged 24 floors to his death. A police spokesman said Garry Hoy fell into the courtyard of the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower early Friday evening as he was explaining the strength of the building’s windows to visiting law students. Hoy previously had conducted demonstrations of window strength according to police reports. Peter Lauwers, managing partner of the firm Holden Day Wilson, told the Toronto Sun newspaper that Hoy was “one of the best and brightest” members of the 200-man association.Irish Weather Report (YouTube)Trump Fat-Shames His Own Supporter (YouTube)Chick Sexing (Wikipedia)Fornication (Wikipedia), for you nuns out there!Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri: Mildred vs. Father Montgomery (YouTube)The Case of Al Franken (The New Yorker)Last month, in Minneapolis, I climbed the stairs of a row house to find Al Franken, Minnesota’s disgraced former senator, wandering around in jeans and stocking feet. It was a sunny day, but the shades were mostly drawn. Takeout containers of hummus and carrot sticks were set out on the kitchen table. His wife, Franni Bryson, was stuck in their apartment in Washington, D.C., with a cold, and he had evidently done the best he could to be hospitable. But the place felt like the kind of man cave where someone hides out from the world, which is more or less what Franken has been doing since he resigned, in December, 2017, amid accusations of sexual impropriety.Matt Damon #MeToo Statement (YouTube)Joker Trailer (YouTube)Joker: Joaquin Phoenix Lost 23 Kgs, Practiced the Laugh For ‘An Uncomfortable Amount of Time’ (News 18)Jared Leto Went Really Method With His Dallas Buyers Club Beauty Routine (The Cut)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksShort’s Brewing Co. (Shorts Brewing)The Irishman (IMDB)The Irishman Trailer (YouTube)Roma (IMDB)Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood (IMDB)Trump defends calls to invite Russia to the G-7 (YouTube)Stand By Me (Wikipedia)According to the documentary History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, King had no intention of recording the song himself. King had written it for the Drifters, who passed on recording it. After the “Spanish Harlem” recording session in 1960, King had some studio time left over. The session’s producers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, asked if he had any more songs. King played it on the piano for them. They liked it and called the studio musicians back in to record it.Proboscis Monkey (Wikipedia)Jimmy Durante (Wikipedia)Obama’s Tan Suit (YouTube)Louis CK Bat Story (YouTube)Military budget of the United States (Wikipedia) SPOILER: $684,985,000,000Why Do Characters Always Drink From Empty Cups? (YouTube)Thank You For Smoking (IMDB)Merchants of Death – Thank You For Smoking scene (YouTube)Stieg Larsson (Wikipedia)He is best known for writing the Millennium trilogy of crime novels, which were published posthumously, starting in 2005, after the author died suddenly of a heart attack. The trilogy was adapted as four motion pictures in Sweden and the U.S. (for the first book only).Quicksand (Wikipedia)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksRatatouille Ride - Disneyland Paris (YouTube)Ep. 7 - Harvesting French monkey tears, episode about Disneyland ParisProboscis (Wikipedia)A proboscis /proʊˈbɒsɪs/ is an elongated appendage from the head of an animal, either a vertebrate or an invertebrate. In invertebrates, the term usually refers to tubular mouthparts used for feeding and sucking. In vertebrates, a proboscis is an elongated nose or snout.Ad Astra (Trailer) (YouTube)A River Runs Through It (Trailer) (YouTube)Uncanny valley (Wikipedia)In aesthetics, the uncanny valley is a hypothesized relationship between the degree of an object’s resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object. The concept of the uncanny valley suggests that humanoid objects which imperfectly resemble actual human beings provoke uncanny or strangely familiar feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers. Valley denotes a dip in the human observer’s affinity for the replica, a relation that otherwise increases with the replica’s human likeness.The Fantastic Mr. Fox - Eating Breakfast (YouTube)Wes Anderson // Centered (YouTube)You Know It’s Wes Andersen IF… (YouTube)Mindhunter (Wikipedia)How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes (YouTube)There’s a Reason Why This Mindhunter Character Seems So Familiar (TV Guide)Original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ unrolled (YouTube)Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini: Striking Parallels (The HyperTexts)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksBohemian Rhapsody – press conference scene (YouTube)Freddie Mercury — acoustic analysis of speaking fundamental frequency, vibrato, and subharmonics (Tayler & Francis Online)Quantitative analysis utilizing a newly introduced parameter to assess the regularity of vocal vibrato corroborated its perceptually irregular nature, suggesting that vibrato (ir)regularity is a distinctive feature of the singing voice. Imitation of subharmonic phonation samples by a professional rock singer, documented by endoscopic high-speed video at 4,132 frames per second, revealed a 3:1 frequency locked vibratory pattern of vocal folds and ventricular folds.Good Vibrations Episode: Ep. 11 - Work the Body, Grow the MindSpeechJammer: A System Utilizing Artificial Speech Disturbance with Delayed Auditory Feedback (Cornell University)In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stop speaking. Furthermore, this effect does not involve anyone but the speaker. We utilize this phenomenon and implemented two prototype versions by combining a direction-sensitive microphone and a direction-sensitive speaker, enabling the speech of a specific person to be disturbed. We discuss practical application scenarios of the system, such as facilitating and controlling discussions.Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF) (Wikipedia)SpeechJammer won 2012 Ig Nobel Prize (YouTube)Botticelli’s Inferno (Wikipedia)Salvador Dalí (Wikipedia)Vincent van Gogh (Wikipedia)Geico Hump Day Commercial (YouTube)Don Quixote (Wikipedia)Quixotic in Spanish is quijotescoBefore Swimming, Be Sure To Shower (Water Quality & Health Council)A thorough shower with soap helps remove perspiration, body oils, cosmetics and traces of urine and fecal matter on the body. Sending those substances down the shower drain goes a long way toward reducing the “yuck factor” for everyone who shares the pool, but there is much more to consider.The pre-swim shower helps minimize the irritating, smelly substances formed in pool water when impurities introduced on the bodies of swimmers combine with chlorine. Many people identify that smell as the smell of chlorine. The survey found 38 percent of people believe the characteristic chemical odor of some swimming pools in an indicator of a clean pool. In fact, that stringent odor is not from chlorine, but from irritants produced when chlorine reacts with impurities.Recreational Water Illnesses (CDC)Lexicon Valley Podcast (Slate)Deadwood: The Movie (Wikipedia)Ian McShane (Wikipedia)Deadwood: The Movie (HBO)Deadwood and the English Language (PDF) (Digital Commons)If, as seems demonstrable, words like prick, cunt, shit, fuck, and cocksucker would have been in common usage in the time andplace in which Deadwood is set, then, like any words, in form and frequency their expression will be governed by the personality of a given character, imagined by the author with whatever imperfection, as the character is shaped and tested in the crucible of experience.Talk Pretty – The linguistic brilliance of HBO’s Deadwood (Slate)Deadwood’s characters utter long, serpentine sentences, in diction that—depending on the speaker—can ascend to courtly abstraction or sink to the ripest vulgarity. Newspaperman Merrick (Jeffrey Jones), distraught over Hickok’s death and disgusted with McCall’s acquittal, offers a sarcastic toast: “Should it ever be your misfortune, gentlemen, or mine, to need to kill a man, then let us toast, together, the possibility that our trials be held in this camp.”Dawson’s Creek (Wikipedia)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksMike Myers in Bohemian Rhapsody (YouTube)Canadian Singer Marc Martel: We Are The Champions (YouTube)Canadian Singer Marc Martel: Bohemian Rhapsody (YouTube)Live Aid Scene Side-by-Side Comparison (YouTube) <-- STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH THIS!!!Penny Lane video (YouTube)Surrogate Angels of Death – What to make of the First Lady holding the motherless child and youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre (The Cut)Imagine this: A shooter has entered a public place, where you are walking with your family. You have but a minute to realize you can save your 2-month-old by using your own body to shield him from the bullets raining down around you. Mere days later, your baby, the youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre, will appear on television with the very man who inspired the terrorist who killed both you and your husband. A photograph is taken, for posterity.Bill Maher Monologue (YouTube)88 Books about Abraham Lincoln (Good Reads)Bill Hader becomes Tom Cruise DeepFake video (YouTube)Obama DeepFake Video (YouTube)TED Talk: Fake videos of real people – and how to spot them | Supasorn Suwajanakorn (YouTube)Bad Lip Reading: Trump In Asia (YouTube)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksMinistry of Silly Walks, by Monty Python (YouTube)Barron Trump walking (YouTube)Fire ant (Wikipedia)Black carpenter ant (Wikipedia)Ants Can Lift up to 5,000 Times Their own Body Weight (Entomology Today)Nuptual Flight – the day when all the ants fly (Wikipedia)Frank Sinatra, Jr. Kidnapping (FBI)Barry (TV series) (Wikipedia)Pineapple Express (film) (Wikipedia)Terry Gross interviews Bill Hader (NPR)Lizzo: Tiny Desk Concert (NPR)Craic (Wikipedia)Dan Aykroyd “Broken Fridge” SNL Skit (YouTube)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksBiutiful (Wikipedia)In Heaven There Is No Beer (Wikipedia)Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) (Wikipedia)My Life – Michael Keaton Movie (IMDB)Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale (Founders Brewing)Moonstruck (IMDB)Natchitoches, Louisiana (Wikipedia)Papa’s Bar & Grill and Mama’s Oyster House on Google Streetview (Google)Celts (Wikipedia)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Ep. 17 - Pesto Chango!

Ep. 17 - Pesto Chango!

2019-07-19--:--:--

Buy a round! Become a Patron!Links“Ass or Crotch” scene from Fight Club (YouTube)Finger (Jet Bridge) (Wikipedia)Biutiful (Wikipedia)The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (Wikipedia)Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (Wikipedia)Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Wikipedia)Vicky Cristina Barcelona Soundtrack: Amazon, Apple Music, SpotifyNo Country for Old Men (Wikipedia)Javier Bardem (Wikipedia)Gordon Gekko (Wikipedia)Wonder Boys (Wikipedia)Falling Down (Wikipedia)Idiocracy (Wikipedia)The Count of Monte Cristo (2002 film) (Wikipedia)Rupert’s Brew HouseNational Tequila Day (National Today)Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksAre all the ants as heavy as all the humans? (BBC) SPOILER: NO.The Bugs Of The World Could Squish Us All (Five Thirty Eight)“There’s an estimated 10 quintillion insects on the globe,” said Julie Peterson, professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “That’s 10 with 18 zeros after it, and that’s just insects. That’s not counting other arthropods like spiders and mites.” Insects — along with ticks, centipedes, spiders and all the other land-dwelling creepy-crawlies that we colloquially call “bugs” — probably represent as much as 80 percent of the species on this planet. In contrast, humans are a single species, made up of (as of this writing) 7,386,922,190 individuals.Dennis’ Termite Video (YouTube)Insect burgers go on sale in Swiss supermarkets (Telegraph)Impossible Foods, makers of the Impossible Burger (Wikipedia) – Erik was wrong, they are made from plants (so far).Worldwide Favorites: Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger ad (YouTube)Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain (McDonalds)Google Maps Street View from square in Slovenia (Google Maps)Gross footage of Jeff Goldblum in The Fly (YouTube)Will Baby Birds Be Rejected by Their Mother If You Handle Them? (Snopes) SPOILER: NO.Buy a round! Become a Patron!
Buy a round! Become a Patron!LinksGarter Snake (Wikipedia)Oldest Bottle of Wine (Wikipedia)220-year-old beer (The Guardian)Spain 1 - 2 USA (FIFA)USA 2 - 0 Netherlands (FIFA)The 2019 Women’s World Cup prize money is $30 million — 7.5% of the Men’s World Cup prize (CNBC)Battle of Hastings (Wikipedia)Magna Carta (Wikipedia)Cudcast, an LGBT chat show, is an actual podcast already.Buy a round! Become a Patron!
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