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RoAb #71 – The ‘Objects in Podcast are … Somethinger than They Appear’ Episode

February 20th, 2011 at 4:22pm

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Warning, objects in this episode of RoundAbout are somethinger than they appear.  Subaru turned to sumo wrestlers for its latest TV commercial in Canada, but the result is, perhaps, a bit cheekier (yes, pun intended) than it appears.  A French comedian created a real-life version of the popular Nintendo game Mario Kart and the result is more hilarious than you’d assume.  Find out which iPhone app you SHOULD NOT download because, once you think about it, it’s way creepier than a computer program should ever be.  Of course the RoAb crew covers a vast diversity of other topics in addition to these, which makes this episode of RoundAbout, #71, more informative than it appears based on the preceding paragraph.

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Featuring:
Colin Bird, William Maley, Michelle Naranjo, Steven Ewing, Eric Trytko, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

Show notes and Ustream video after the jump!

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Show Notes:

Sexy sumos sell Subarus

Bullitt chase scene being recreated in 1/32nd scale

Hammacher Schlemmer selling real “Tron” light cycle

Turkey’s first electric sports car

Video: Rémi’s real-life Mario Kart is back!

Magna transforms rear window into subwoofer

Smartphone app that is creepier than it appears

 

Audible Pick of the Week

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn, narrated by Jonathan Hogan

 

Blind Spot

Wind-Powered Car Drives Across Country

 

In the Garage

2010 Nissan Versa . . . rental

2011 Ford Edge

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL550

2011 Chevrolet Volt


RoundAbout RearView

It came from the ‘80s: Benny S El-Riyadh

 

Stupid Car Tricks

Chevy truck doesn’t quite make its jump

How to wash a car with one bucket of water (thanks, Luke!)

 

Ustream Video

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