Sunday, May 10, 2009

nthmost on Mannequin Factory


Listen to nthmost (aka DJ Prefect ...?) drop a little science on the Mannequin Factory with DJ Dragonslayer May 10, 2009

Stories:

Bee Flight Based More on Brute Force Than Aerodynamics - just flap those wide flat arms REAL HARD!

Mammoth DNA fully sequenced as of Nov 2008 - can haz clones now?

U.S. Obesity Comes From Eating Too Much, Study Finds. - do we really need to comment?



ps. holy hell, Imogen Heap is amazing, and I had no idea of her existence until I linked up with Thomas Dolby on Twitter and saw who he was friends with. That's just WEIRD. My new music discovery system needs help!

3 comments:

chuckmoulton on May 11, 2009 at 10:29 PM said...

This was your best Pirate Cat Radio segment yet! There was lots of interesting SCIENCE, witty nerd banter, HHGTTG and R5 shout outs, and even geeky exit music. DJ Prefect is a brilliant DJ name.

I hope Subversive Science starts soon... in my opinion 1) the science chat is 10x better than music (even though I like listening to your song selections on Blip, which have lead me to buy a few songs on iTunes) and 2) it seems like Batman is playing sidekick to Robin whenever you're a guest on a PCR show.

nthmost on May 12, 2009 at 3:33 PM said...

Wow, thanks!

I think my only reservation about the DJ name is the same one any human who hadn't read HHGTTG would have: "huh?" and "wasn't that a lame-ass car?"

At any rate, I hope it starts soon too! Just waiting to be assigned a time slot...

chuckmoulton on May 12, 2009 at 9:29 PM said...

I see that as one of the main advantages... you get to proselytize HHGTTG by baiting people into asking you what your DJ handle means. The downside is the opportunity cost of not fishing people into being lectured on something you want to plug even more.

Of course there is a trade-off between branding a DJ name and branding your own name. I think it makes sense to have separate handles for separate hobbies when you are afraid reputation from one would negatively impact another ("worlds colliding", as George from Seinfeld would say). However, when they provide synergy or are are indifferent, it makes sense to concentrate all your resources into building one brand name. That's why I use my real name everywhere.

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