The Love Canal Disaster | Bad Ideas #55

http://traffic.libsyn.com/badideas/Bad_Ideas_Love_Canal.mp3 In 1890 William T. Love had a dream of a city powered by electricity, and supplied by ships that would traverse the canal he intended to build around Niagara Falls. But things went badly for Love, and he had to abandon his dream with the town unbuilt and the canal only partially dug. But…

Mark Rothko and the Harvard Murals | Bad Ideas #53

When Harvard commissioned Mark Rothko to paint a mural for their new building it probably seemed like a good idea. But shortly after the famous artist delivered his work the brilliant colors had already begun to fade. Why? That’s the story we’re telling this week on Bad Ideas. Some of this episode information came from:…

Kerbal Star Wars: Stock Star Wars Ships in KSP

KSP has a wide array of creative people building ships in really creative ways, putting together stock parts available in the game in ways they were never intended to be used, to make ships way outside the norm of what you might expect to see in a “normal” space program. Star Wars space ships aren’t…

Joe and Al Learn KSP: Refueling the Mun Station

Our Mun ore miner and converter was a complete success and Albert DEFINITELY didn’t rebuild a completely different one while Joe wasn’t looking, so it’s time to launch this thing into orbit, and dock with the gas station we have parked up there! Along the way we talk about the 4th of July, cheap Chinese…

Albert vs the Asylum: The Fast and the Fierce

Albert vs the Asylum takes on The Fast and the Fierce. From the title (and the poster) you’d expect this to be a low budget car racing movie, but in fact it’s another air disaster movie, shot almost entirely on a single airplane set. The Asylum perfected the low budget air disaster genre with their…