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InKredulous: Episode #003

InkredulousA satirical comedy podcast with four rounds of questions on skeptical topics, and four guests answering them. Episode 003 is up and we think you’ll really like it.

Your host is Andy Wilson (@InKredulosi) of the Merseyside Skeptics Society

Appearing this month are:

You can contact the show at inkredulous@merseysideskeptics.org.uk, and follow us on twitter @InKredulosi to get the early heads up on who will appear on the next show. As always, thanks for listening.

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Why We Should Avoid Ubisoft Products

In 1994, my friend Russel called me raving about a new playable demo he’d got from the cover disc of a PC magazine.  The game was a reasonably early example of a real-time strategy game, in which the player was required to harvest resources, construct buildings and raise an army with which to crush the opposition; lest they do the same.  It was called Warcraft: Orcs and Humans; you may have heard of its descendants.  The playable demo came with four levels, which I devoured.  I quickly bought the full game shortly thereafter and its sequel, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, the following year.  I had developed a taste for real-time strategy games and wanted more.

In 1995, another phone call from Russel introduced me to Westwood Studios new RTS game – Command & Conquer – which I came to love more than I loved Warcraft.  One of its distinguishing features, setting it apart from the Warcraft series was the inclusion of full-motion video sequences (with real actors!) introducing each mission.  After making free with Russel’s copy of C&C, I bought my own copy in early 1996, followed by its sequels as they were released, including the games from the C&C spin-off series Red Alert.

That was until 2008, and the publication of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.  By then Westwood Studios had been bought up by gaming giants Electronic Arts, and with more money behind them (and much more money in the video game market than in 1995), EA were able to cast Hollywood stars for Red Alert 3‘s full motion video segments.  The cast included Tim Curry as Soviet Premier Antony Cherdenko;  J. K. Simmons as US President Howard T. Ackerman; Jonathan Pryce as Field Marshall Robert Bingham; George Takei as Japanese Emperor Yoshiro; and one Jenny McCarthy as Special Agent Tanya.

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The Anti-Vax Movement Turns Anti-Bix: Weetabix and Autism

Jenny McCarthy is an idiot.  Even better than that, she’s an American idiot, being idiotic over there in that America place.  That’s not a good thing for America, fair enough – but at least it’s enough to give us that lovely sense of smug superiority that we English enjoy over our formerly-colonial brethren.  ‘Wheat and dairy make kids high,’ she says.  ‘Paediatricians know nothing‘.  And then there’s:

I do believe sadly it’s going to take some diseases coming back to realize that we need to change and develop vaccines that are safe. If the vaccine companies are not listening to us, it’s their fucking fault that the diseases are coming back. They’re making a product that’s shit. If you give us a safe vaccine, we’ll use it. It shouldn’t be polio versus autism“. Source: Time magazine, April 2009.

She even released a video to tell us all about it, replete with demonic smile and crazy crazy eyes – originally hosted on www.generationrescue.org (I’m not hyperlinking to them – call me petty), after a wave of criticism/ridicule it was taken down.  Fortunately, this being the internet and all, nothing is ever lost – you can witness the McCarthy rant on youtube for yourself (part 1, part 2).  Go ahead, I urge you, it’s nothing short of astounding.  Oh that Miss McCarthy, she’s such a crazy yankie loon, we’d never get anything like that over here, not us smart and superior, many-sceptered-isle, green-and-pleasant-lands sorts.

So could somebody please tell that to the Daily Mail?  Because, frankly, they’re letting the side down, and showing us up.  ‘I helped my son cope better with autism by changing his diet,’ the headline claims.  The headline claims.  The article itself actually tells a different story. Read the rest of this entry »

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