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Options November 9, 2017: What's Next on WFMU with Edith Zimmerman! And Call Screener John!

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:01pm glenn:

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Carmichael:

Heya Jimski!
Avatar 6:02pm TehBadDr:

Wow! This brings me way back!
  6:02pm Tom:

Sup Jim
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm dale:

JIM!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm dale:

(psssst: i didn't like that political show anyways"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Carmichael:

This is slick, bouncy, happy music.
Avatar 6:04pm geezerette:

Howdy, Jim and !
Avatar 6:05pm glenn:

where's bullpen betty?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Carmichael:

Bullpen Edith is filling in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm melinda:

Hi folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm dale:

what branch of science is edith's forte?
  6:07pm Fred:

Is the big bang more than a theory?

fyi, this is a science question, so just don't go there...
Avatar 6:07pm TehBadDr:

Science? She blinded me with that shtitza! Wait, is this sportsy talk?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:07pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Jim and gang. Is the newly discovered magma plume underneath Antarctica anything to worry about or are is the coast toast?
Avatar 6:08pm TehBadDr:

Behold the Future! A boot stomping on the face of humanity forever!
Avatar 6:08pm geezerette:

Hoping there will BE a future.
Avatar 6:09pm glenn:

yeah, the wright brothers crashed a few times too.
  6:09pm cossie mcmatrixface:

ahhhhh friendly voices.
Avatar 6:10pm TehBadDr:

Science? Let me tell you about Science!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Carmichael:

Just like in that Bruce Willis movie I saw on cable last night.
Avatar 6:10pm geezerette:

Rather own the damn company.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11pm dale:

the fifth element? yeah, that ny is pretty scary.
Avatar 6:12pm geezerette:

Too many John Gaults.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12pm dale:

yeah, he was flying an experimental craft, like john denver.
Avatar 6:13pm TehBadDr:

Totes is a goat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Aaron Working In Newark:

Lokos a little Satanic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm melinda:

Go Moondog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm dale:

moondog is gonna be in 'green acres - the movie'
Avatar 6:14pm geezerette:

Moondog is cute.
  6:15pm samer:

what's the number
Avatar 6:15pm TehBadDr:

Arnold Ziffel Libelz!!11!1!11!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:15pm Carmichael:

Muons are the product of cosmic rays, as used in "x raying" the Great Pyramid.
Avatar 6:16pm TehBadDr:

It's called "The Great Pyramid"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm dale:

i think we need to focus on geology for one show. or weather. or ufo's. or the medical arts. i think callers won't know what to ask.
Avatar 6:16pm geezerette:

It was a casino.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Indoor basketball court.
  6:17pm mg:

Portishead or Poe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:17pm dale:

rumpus room?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm Carmichael:

The Great Casino of Giza.
Avatar 6:18pm TehBadDr:

Yeah! Sex parlor for crossing over!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm dale:

probably full of slave corpses. and spiders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:18pm chad from oregon:

I hope that Moondog gets a show soon.
Avatar 6:18pm geezerette:

The Hollywood hills are full of spaces just like that.
  6:18pm samer:

phone number to call in?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Carmichael:

And beer cans.
  6:19pm mg:

"Angry Johnny" by Poe :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Make sure it's in mono!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:21pm dale:

how about taking a pill that let's you withstand temp extremes instead of changing those extremes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:22pm chad from oregon:

Pills, Robots, and Lasers with Moondog coming soon to WFMU at 2 a.m.
Avatar 6:22pm geezerette:

Jim's describing trump.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm chris:

just to bring this full circle, Portishead's Geoff Barrow was the music producer for the Ex Machina movie, where an AI bot passes the Turing test with flying colors
Avatar 6:24pm northguineahills:

Don't forget the Voight-Kampff machine test from Blade Runner (do electric sheep dream of androids).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm dale:

it would be funny if the self-driving bus crashed into a self-serve laundry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Kat in Chicago:

Just got out of a meeting. Nice to hear your voice, Jim, even if I came in late and don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

They might put a big parachute on the car plane. Big enough that if problems happen, they can just float the whole thing down to safety. Wouldn't help for all possible problems, but maybe some.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm dale:

google shows us that edith looks like a young geena davis.
Avatar 6:26pm northguineahills:

I have crickets in a salty-line powder at home. They're delicious, better then popcorn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm dale:

methane from cows is a huge part of global warming. plus the fuel used to feed cattle is ridiculous.
Avatar 6:27pm northguineahills:

chili-lime salt.
  6:27pm cossie mcmatrixface:

i wonder if they will have good solutions to flat feet in the fabulous future
  6:27pm cat:

the real dystopian thing is what the cow does when it gets it pink eye. then it would rub its eye on a metal fence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm dale:

fuel used to grow the food to feed the cattle - i didn't mean cows eat diesel.
  6:29pm Fred:

Jim, how's it Bean Growing?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm chris:

there's a dairy farm near me that uses cow poo to create energy to power the farm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm dale:

underground beef = soylent green
  6:30pm HuskLife:

Aren’t we all human beans?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm dale:

to me a burger is a ketchup and mustard delivery system. a veggie burger is just fine for that.
  6:31pm cossie mcmatrixface:

edith, are you related to andy zimmerman?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice visual for a science show, the view from the space station looking down on the clouds - www.nasa.gov...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:32pm dale:

i thought he said his name was 'ashtray'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm dale:

ken from hp - it was just blackness.
Avatar 6:36pm northguineahills:

@dale: it worked for me.
Avatar 6:36pm Davee:

Modify this!
Avatar 6:36pm Davee:

I do not eat fruit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:36pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@dale - Looks like they switched cameras. Now showing a wider angle than before and there's a Soyuz docked on the right part of the view.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm dale:

when i was a kid you bought and ate apples in the fall/winter. you ate strawberries in the summer. watermelon and peaches in the late summer. back to apples and pears. food was grown down the street, not in china.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm Sebastian:

I just swallow the seeds, like with grapes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm chris:

the co2 in the atmosphere is making all our food more sugary. gmo foods will be necessary for proper nutrition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm dale:

oh, there it - cool ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm dale:

we had a seckle pear tree. those were hard and you canned them or pickled them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Before, if you wanted fruit that was out of season, you'd get it from a can.
Avatar 6:39pm Davee:

China fruit??? Are u kidding?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm dale:

lot of apples come from china.
Avatar 6:40pm Davee:

I dont want my fruit in my can
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm dale:

oh yeah! fruit cocktail - loved that big green grape and piece of a candied cherry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm chris:

you can't get high from hemp, by definition
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:40pm Sebastian:

I'm kinda looking forward to soylent green
Avatar 6:41pm Davee:

Ack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm Kat in Chicago:

Mead is actually a thing. We were talking about it on Duane's comment board this week!
Avatar 6:41pm glenn:

less details!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm chris:

DJ Duane was just talking about drinking mead in a bar in BK
Avatar 6:42pm Davee:

Hippie? Drink me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm chris:

what Kat said
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm dale:

basic mead is just made from honey, but honey is so expensve now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Carmichael:

Dilly dilly!
Avatar 6:42pm northguineahills:

I haven't had breakfast in 20 years. I eat one meal per day around 2:30.
  6:42pm queems:

i have a bottle of mead in my fridge
  6:42pm Stashu:

Pear is a popular flavor in Poland and happens to be a favorite of mine! :)
Avatar 6:42pm Davee:

Does that mean we need to build a better mouse trap?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Kat in Chicago:

I've just always disliked the word "mead". Dunno why.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm dale:

who was the guy who's wife cut off his pee pee? imaging that poor mouse!
Avatar 6:43pm northguineahills:

I love the taste of good black coffee, but I rarely touch it, yerba mate is as caffeinated as I get.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm common:

secret of nihm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm dale:

'ben, most people would turn you awayyyyyy"
Avatar 6:44pm glenn:

like the singing frog cartoon.
Avatar 6:44pm Davee:

Yerba????
  6:44pm queems:

they already made that cartoon
Avatar 6:45pm Davee:

Jerry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm dale:

why is it a mouse 'trap?' why can't it be a mouse relocation program?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Cavendish banana is planted all over, so the monoculture is in danger from some fungus.
  6:45pm queems:

mead is like wine made of honey
  6:45pm queems:

and it is sweet
Avatar 6:46pm Will from Seattle:

yeah it's fermented honey. tastes like sour honey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Kat in Chicago:

Bees are still in big trouble
Avatar 6:46pm Davee:

I would try it.....fermented honey is correct
Avatar 6:46pm glenn:

ummm. pretty sure ratatouille was about rats. or it would have been mouseatouille.
Avatar 6:47pm Davee:

He's a jerk off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm dale:

x files movie had the scene with the bees whose sting delivered the gentic info to let the aliens know you weren't chosen.
Avatar 6:47pm Davee:

Wtf?
Avatar 6:48pm Davee:

This is silly
  6:48pm cossie mcmatrixface:

pooping is different than giving birth, IMO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Sebastian:

there's a heavy metal bar called Halford down my street that advertises it has mead in drinking horns
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm dale:

maybe the show should be 'silly science'
  6:48pm cossie mcmatrixface:

what's next is HEARTY WHITE! hahah
Avatar 6:48pm Davee:

How can u breed on the moon?
Avatar 6:49pm Davee:

Breathe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Sebastian:

I agree with that caller, swallow the seeds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm chad from oregon:

Pooping is the new giving birth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm dale:

davee - i like your first question better.
Avatar 6:50pm Davee:

Here we gooooooooo......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Kat in Chicago:

Sebastian, where is this bar? Sounds like a good time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm dale:

does the weighing one seventh and dimished gravity affect spermatazoa?
Avatar 6:51pm Davee:

Not mine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm dale:

..dimINished..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm Kat in Chicago:

"do the watermelons have to be friends?" QOTD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm dale:

watermelon seeds are meant to be spit as far as possible - part of the joys of summer.
Avatar 6:52pm Davee:

Yeah, i do not eat it but i agree with Dale
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:52pm Sebastian:

I've never been in there, it's on Boxhagener Str. in Friedrichshain, about in the middle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm dale:

virgin olive oil is the first pressing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm chris:

scientists don't change things, they study things. other people use the knowledge gained from science to change things.
Avatar 6:53pm Davee:

WIE GEHTS ES DIR?
Avatar 6:53pm glenn:

huh? olives grow every year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Kat in Chicago:

I have a friend in Berlin, I will send her on assignment to the heavy metal mead bar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:53pm Sebastian:

DANKE!
Avatar 6:54pm geezerette:

chris, exactly.
Avatar 6:54pm northguineahills:

yerba mate is an herb that is sort of like tea that is originally from Paraguay and Argentina and is also big in Mexico. en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 6:54pm Davee:

Are they virgin if they are pressed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm dale:

maybe he thinks it's like the virgin birth. i'm still confused on who was the virgin, mary or her mother. and how was it even possib;e? and how do olives come into play?
Avatar 6:55pm Davee:

Olive you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Sebastian:

there's virgin and extra virgin, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm dale:

my wife was an extra virgin when we got married. that's what she said anyway.
Avatar 6:56pm Davee:

Depends how the olive was killed
  6:56pm cossie mcmatrixface:

it would be more unlikely to have all the garbage scattered equally everywhere
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Kat in Chicago:

What a terrible thing to do to a parakeet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Sebastian:

'mead our goal'
Avatar 6:58pm Davee:

A budgy?
Avatar 6:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Jim and Edith!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm chris:

thanks, Jim and Edith.
Avatar 6:58pm Davee:

Edith, get me a beer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm dale:

pill eating robots with lasers could be a problem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm dale:

oh, awchiee!
Avatar 7:00pm Davee:

Haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Sebastian:

thanks guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm dale:

glad to hear you back jim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Kat in Chicago:

Yay here's to more sciencey talk
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