Inside Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes – WIRED.com

22 Jun

TIME WARP:  “North Korea…has the technological wherewithal to develop a nuclear bomb, launch devastating cyberattacks, and even hurl rockets toward its enemies. Yet it can’t manage to put together an airline that isn’t heavily stocked with Cold War-era Russian airliners. That said, the Air Koryo fleet is pretty cool in a retro kind of way, and a passionate band of aviation buffs happily spend their days taking joyrides. “They’re beautiful,” says Arthur Mebius. “These planes still have the original interiors they were delivered with.””

Source: Inside Air Koryo, North Korea’s Fleet of Ancient Soviet Planes | WIRED

New WSD Podcast Episode Is Up!

21 Jun

Episode 21: Mel is back; more TV – renewals and cancellations, and feeling “meh” about the summer movies. Also, research shows French Fries kill? Plus, Steve goes overboard without a life raft for the new Cheap Trick album and a different outro song (no, not a Cheap Trick song)!  Click the image:

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New Book Giveaway: “In Search of Stardust”

20 Jun

DID YOU KNOW THAT MICROMETEORITES ARE ALL AROUND US?  Enter to win a copy of the new book, In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and their Terrestrial Imposters, by Jon Larsen. Click the book cover for more info, and to enter the giveaway.

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Song Spotlight: The Biters Cover Thin Lizzy

20 Jun

IN WHICH I’M REMINDED that I’m long overdue to get into The Biters, and I never tire of hearing any version of my favorite Thin Lizzy song.

New Podcast Episode Up – A Week Late

19 Jun

DUE TO SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, The Weapon of Self-Distraction Podcast no. 20 is up – albeit a week late.  Hear the new Alice Cooper single, find out which TV shows were recently cancelled, being off of online dating and more…click the image to get their or find it via Player FM, Google Play, etc…

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More on the New Cheap Trick Record – Business Insider

19 Jun

“If Cheap Trick had never existed as a group and pioneered this genre-defying pastiche style for forty years, you’d listen to “We’re All Alright!” and think that you were hearing the greatest cover band in human history trying out its own material.”

Source: This is why you should listen to the new Cheap Trick record – Business Insider

A Song For Father’s Day: “Dad Can’t Help You Now” by Colin Gawel

18 Jun

A WONDERFUL, BITTERSWEET, YET UPBEAT, TOO: “Dad Can’t Help You Now” by Colin Gawel. Love the video, too. Check it out and share it!

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