Ep 298: Excelsior!

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  November 15, 2018

Twitter on fire; deep fakes going mainstream; get rid of that red dot; Amazon to sell (most) Apple; Snapchat still hemorrhaging employees; Iron Fist; Salt Fat Acid Heat; more Star Trek is coming; fires destroy movie & TV history; HotnHairy72; Threatin rocks!

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Show Notes

FOLLOW UP

Facebook followed Uber and Google and is ending forced arbitration for sexual harassment cases

You thought fake news was bad? Deep fakes are where truth goes to die

RISE, GRIND AND RUIN: THE DANGEROUS FETISHIZATION OF ‘HUSTLE PORN’

IN THE NEWS

Amazon Will Finally Start Selling Apple Products—Except for the One It Wants to Beat

Snapchat’s head of content steps down

Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment

MEDIA CANDY

Iron Fist Season 2

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Idris Elba is back as Luther in first footage from new series

HBO releases first ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 teaser, announces April debut

Galaxy Intentionally Made Large Enough to Fit Potential Michelle Yeoh Star Trek Spin-Off

Underworld – Drift

The Prodigy – No Tourists

Western Town movie set at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills used in ‘Westworld’ is destroyed by Woolsey fire

Woolsey Fire Destroys ‘MASH’ Set, Reagan Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains

Radio: KLOS FM host Frank Kramer tweets he ‘lost everything’ in Woolsey fire, but ‘will build from our ashes’

Gerard Butler on Instagram

KIM & KANYE HIRE PRIVATE FIREFIGHTERS… Save Neighbors’ Homes Too

Sam Harris #142 – ADDICTION, DEPRESSION, AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE A Conversation with Johann Hari

NPR’s Delicious Dish: Schweddy Balls – SNL

MORON OF THE WEEK

Notorious ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapist Outed as ‘HotnHairy72’ on ‘Manhunt’ and ‘Bear Nation’

L.A. Band Threatin Faked a Fanbase To Land a European Tour No One Attended

FEEDBACK LOOP

The internet like it’s 1990-something

Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out.

JustPressRecord

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

Armed Citizens Are Successful 94% Of The Time At Active Shooter Events [FBI]

What I Learned About Gun Owners By Becoming One Myself

Rubber Duck Debugging

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90

Stan Lee Dead: Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero Was 95

When Godfather of Goth Peter Murphy performed a duet of “That Old Black Magic” with Stan Lee

Here’s how to help victims of the Woolsey fire