ORLY-EP0105 - Death and Poop, With Dignity

ORLY-EP0105 - Death and Poop, With Dignity

Welcome to ORLYRADIO #105 for Friday April 15th, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with my usual suspects,  Fred Sims, Stephen Griffith and new blood Daniel Atherton.


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This Week in History:

  1. 1846 April 14th - Donner Party Sets Out on Ill-Fated Journey from Illinois to California 36 of the 81 in the wagon train perished due to starvation, exposure, disease, and trauma.  Some were later eaten to keep the others alive.

  2. 1862 April 16 - Slavery abolished in Washington DC.

  3. 1865 April 15th - 151 years ago President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a play “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater and died the following day.

  4. 1902 April 14th - JC Penny opened his first store in Kemmerer Wyoming.

  5. 1903 April 14th - Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

  6. 1912, April 14th- Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic

  7. 1945 April 12th - Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63. Vice President Harry S. Truman became president (7th Vice President to become President following the death of a current president).

  8. 1961 April 12th - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space

  9. 1968 April 11 - Civil Rights Act signed a landmark part of legislation in the United States that provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin and made it a federal crime to “by force or by threat of force, injure, intimidate, or interfere with anyone … by reason of their race, color, religion, or national origin). Signed into law by Lyndon B Johnson

  10. 1970 April 13th - Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. 7th manned mission in the Apollo space program and the 3rd that was supposed to land on the moon. Commander James A. Lovell, John L. "Jack" Swigert, and Fred W. Haise who replaced Ken Mattingly after his exposure to german measles


Science Bitches!

  1. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/nasa-earths-poles-are-tipping-thanks-to-climate-change/

  2. http://www.iflscience.com/environment/climate-change-denier-turns-down-20k-bet-bill-nye

  3. http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/sweet-drug-clears-cholesterol-reverses-heart-disease-and-was-found-by-parents/

  4. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uog-rus040416.php

  5. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uosc-nmg040416.php

  6. http://www.iflscience.com/space/our-universe-expanding-8-percent-faster-we-prevously-thought

  7. http://www.iflscience.com/technology/new-prototype-desktop-turbine-could-power-10000-homes

  8. http://www.iflscience.com/scientists-have-constructed-single-atom-engine

  9. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gene-edited-crispr-mushroom-escapes-u-s-regulation/

-BREAK- Voicemail

The Good:

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/15/world/americas/canadian-prime-minister-seeks-to-legalize-physician-assistedsuicide.html (Auto play video)

  2. http://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/1599/This-Inner-City-High-School-Is-Run-By-The-Students-The-Result-Is-A-Near-Perfect-Graduation-Rate#fXyj3lhpiWArzULT.01

  3. http://www.mangofeed.com/obama-forgives-entire-student-debt/

  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/04/14/tennessee-governor-vetoes-bill-making-bible-the-official-state-book/?postshare=8871460680379518&tid=ss_fb

  5. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/04/porn-giant-bans-north-carolina-users-because-of-anti-lgbt-law/


Fallacy http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/complex-question/


The complex question fallacy is committed when a question is asked (a) that rests on a questionable assumption, and (b) to which all answers appear to endorse that assumption.

“Have you stopped beating your wife?”

This is a complex question because it presupposes that you used to beat your wife, a presupposition that either answer to the question appears to endorse.

“Are you going to admit that you’re wrong?”

Answering yes to this question is an admission of guilt. Answering no to the question implies that the accused accepts that he is in the wrong, but will not admit it. No room is left to protest one’s innocence. This is therefore a complex question, and a subtle false dilemma.      

What Evil Lurks...:

  1. http://politicops.com/marijuana-for-menstrual-pain/  (SATIRE)

  2. https://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/cbs-news-investigation-finds-kim-davis-lawyer-behind-anti-lgbt-bills-in-20-states/#.VxAelaS9ATo.facebook

  3. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/north-carolina-bathroom-law-transgender-man-tells-his-experience

  4. http://now.howstuffworks.com/2016/04/05/gender-specific-bathrooms-recent-invention


Andy’s:  3D Printed Bic Lighter Branding Iron - http://www.shapeways.com/product/ZDGR9ND9X/bic-lighter-branding-iron-1-1-2-inch-square?li=shop-results&optionId=58047189

Stephen’s:  The most awesome gift for lovers of the best ground attack jet ever!  http://luckyshotusa.com/products/a-10-thunderbolt-ii-warthog-30mm-collectors-inert-cannon-round-in-black

Fred’s: Saving New York one rapid fire burst at a time! http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-us/home/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Clancy%27s_The_Division

Daniel’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jKsj345Jjw


Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
PSA: Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia - GSoW https://www.facebook.com/GSoWproject