Ep. 1217: Where it's kind of hot in these rhinos Video
Steve jobs picks a digital beef, or digibeef, with Adobe over Apple's holdout on Flash, Palm and HP get married, we talk about the Sony Dash and whether or not we will give it to our mama's for Mother's day. Also, Natali knows nothing about the Boy Scouts, and Donald knows way too much about Lifetime, Television for Women. And Natali is also a little too familiar with iPhone Apps for those over 17.
Bill Murray and his platoon of army misfits (among them John Candy and Harold Ramis) go on special assignment and get up to all kinds of shenanigans. "Stripes" is directed by Ivan Reitman, and also stars Sean Young, John Larroquette, Judge Reinhold, P.J. Soles, and Warren Oates.
Stoopid Andy highlights today's episode where we question the very existence of the US Postal Service.
The 404 Show's Jeff Bakalar sat down with two of the members of the Broken Lizard comedy group, Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan. In this exclusive extended interview, they talk about the new film "The Babymakers," a sequel to "Super Troopers," "Potfest," trying to work with Bill Murray, and much more.
Technology can be hard to understand unless it's put into context. Such is the case with today's 404 episode, where we'll talk about the Oculus Rift VR headset and the Internet Archive's historical software collection.
Late one night in a working class New Jersey suburb, a bloody woman staggers mute and dazed into the emergency room at the Dempsy Medical Center. After treatment for shock and hysteria, Brenda Martin (Julianne Moore) recounts to Dempsy police detective Lorenzo Council (Samuel L. Jackson) a horrific tale of being carjacked on the isolated strip of undeveloped land that divides Dempsy?s urban housing projects from the blue collar town of Gannon, where she lives. She claims she was forced out of her car by a black man, but during the interrogation Council senses he?s not getting the whole story. Only after hours of questioning does Brenda finally break down and confess that her four-year-old son Cody was asleep in the back seat of the stolen car. Led by activist Karen Collucci (Edie Falco), members of the communities of Dempsy and Gannon unite in a search for the missing child, but the criminal investigation into the alleged kidnapping by a suspect who is presumed to be a local from the projects soon ignites long-simmering racial tensions between the two towns. Based on Richard Price's bestselling novel, the film was directed by Joe Roth and also stars Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Anthony Mackie, and Aunjanue Ellis.
The film, which focuses on the singer-songwriter's life and music from 1961-66, includes never-seen performance footage and interviews with artists and musicians whose lives intertwined with Dylan's during that time. Dylan talks openly and extensively about this critical period in his career, detailing the journey from his hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became the center of a musical and cultural upheaval, the effects of which are still felt today. For the first time, The Bob Dylan Archives has made available rare treasures from its film, tape and stills collection, including footage from Murray Lerner's film Festival documenting performances at the 1963, 1964 and 1965 Newport Folk Festivals, previously unreleased outtakes from D.A. Pennebaker's famed 1967 documentary "Don't Look Back", and interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Maria Muldaur, and many others. In anticipation of the film, members of Dylan's worldwide community of fans also contributed rarities from their own collections.
The LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is HP's workhorse printer designed for small businesses that output a high volume of monochrome prints. It's not the most environmentally friendly machine, but its Smart Install feature and excellent performance earn our recommendation.
Steve Guttenberg returns to give us his take on $1 million Monster headphones, "Mastered" for iTunes, and the prospective Ghostbusters 3 sequel without Bill Murray.
Established author, frequent guest, and friend of The 404 Anna David joins us on today's episode to accomplish two very specific goals: Talk about her new book "Reality Matters," a collection of essays penned by a handpicked pack of storytellers that examine our obsession with reality television. And drag Justin's name through the mud.