Thursday, November 01, 2012

Show notes 10/25/2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 10/25/12

Victory at Yorktown
Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the American Revolution.

Peter Francisco a remarkable American revolutionary war soldier
It is somewhat surprising that Hollywood has never made a movie based on the life of Peter Francisco. His story would seem to have all the ingredients for box-office success–mystery, romance, and swashbuckling action. Perhaps the problem is in casting the role; it would require a swarthy, Mediterranean actor who is also the size of a house and has a light tenor singing voice.

FCC takes up text message spam
The mobile industry’s at war over cellular privacy—or free speech—depending on how you look at it.
The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it’s accepting comments on a petition that seeks to have Internet-to-phone text messaging declared a type of autodialing.

Reporters in drag watch battle for women in gov’s race
About 80 supporters of Republican Rob McKenna, 20 or so backers of Jay Inslee, and two writers from The Stranger dressed in drag gathered at the Space Needle on Thursday to speak, chant, wave signs and contest a key front in the race for Governor. The good-natured rivalry belied the serious stakes for both sides.

CNN Pulls Story on Arousal Gap

Kaboom! Trump drops Obama bombshell
Billionaire Donald Trump today offered Barack Obama a check for $5 million for his choice of charities if he would produce his college and passport records. In an announcement that had been promoted on social media for days, Trump released the above video with the offer.

Spooky science: unexplained ocean sounds
With Halloween approaching, it's natural to wonder just a little bit more than usual about things that go "bump" in the night. But what about things that go "bloop" in the deep sea?

Top Ten Unexplained Phenomena

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