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  • The Ping Pong Lifestyle: Episode 37

    · 00:26:15 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    This week a court tells us that Facebook friends are not necessarily our real friends. I was already insecure. Then Prince's sister says that purple wasn't his favorite color. Guess what color it was? No, guess again. Ok... tell you what. Just listen to the show and I'll tell you then. We also chit chat about pool, ping pong and recreational tables in general. Nobody has room for a ping pong table. You make room. It's a lifestyle. The ping pong table makes room for you! Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Accidental Tweet: Episode 36

    · 00:33:01 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    A marathon takes a wrong turn, and a phone accidentally dictates an unusual tweet. Robot Pizza Van is your source for all the news that is funny or weird. During a marathon the runners who were in the lead took a wrong turn. In the meantime some other guy wins the race. Then Rygar tells us about the time he ran in a marathon and was hit in the back of the head with a tortilla. That's why I won't run in any footrace. A woman is dictating a tweet about a news article she had just read. In the middle of the tweet a friend came to her house so she paused the tweet. Little did she know that the twitter machine had not paused but in fact had continued to dictate everything that she said to her friend and broadcast that out. Can you imagine the kind of private things that might have been revealed? Imagine no more. We have the actual tweet and it will be read live, on the air. This is nothing like Al Capone's vault. I am sure that there are words inside this tweet. We look at useless websites and spirulina really is a super food. Super cool! Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe and give us a review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Love Is Not A Real Ingredient: Episode 35

    · 00:31:57 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Love is not a real ingredient in granola, and George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to a fight. Join Offroad, Rygar and Borg as we consider these stories and more. Can you list "love" as an ingredient on a food products label? A small bakery thinks so but the FDA disagrees. It's all up to you to decide. George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to a 10 round, no holds barred, fight. Included in this episode is a list of holds that are traditionally barred. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan https://www.facebook.com/robotpizzavan/ http://www.robotpizzavan.com Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Fishnado: Episode 34

    · 00:26:53 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    We search high and low to bring you the news stories that won't keep you awake at night. It was hard to find, but these are all of the stories from the entire internet this week, all the stories that don't involve politics, religion or anything else that generally excite people: Man sneaks snakes in his socks, fish are falling from the sky, and a monkey that took a picture of himself. That's all of them A man is caught at the Canadian border smuggling albino Western Hog-nose snakes in his socks. Robot Pizza Van has covered other stories of snake smuggling and assumes the reptile market to be lucrative. In a Mexican town fish have reportedly rained down in the streets during an otherwise normal rainstorm. Scientist say that the cause is a tornado that has sucked up a bunch of fish and rained them down miles away. Finally, a monkey took a selfie and now Peta has sued the human photographer on behalf of the monkey. Can an animal hold a copyright? Don't answer, I can't hear you right now. Music by Uncle Milk Give us a review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com www.robotpizza.com

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  • Squeaky Boy: Episode 33

    · 00:28:16 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Time for weird, unimportant news. You know on the news when they have that one story that's not serious... the 'human interest' story... the fluff piece. Well that's all we do. The stories today are: A bathroom's plumbing is clogged with money, Velcro wants you to stop calling it Velcro, a squeaky boy and more weird eBay items. Several bathrooms' "plumbing" have been found clogged with 500 euro bills that have been cut-up into tiny pieces. Why? I don't know. Then Velcro wants us to stop using the word Velcro as a verb, example: to Velcro something. They're worried about us using the word Velcro this way, like we did with Kleenex and band aide. If we do this too much then they could lose their brand name. They made a goofy music video to promote the idea and we watch it. Very catchy. Finally, we watch the video of a boy who's swallowed the whistle piece from a pet's squeaky toy. Is it funny... or is it sad? The boy end up ok. Does that help? Then we continue a story from a past episode of the Robot Pizza Van: More unusual items being sold on eBay. They're food items that are shaped oddly. For example: a Cheeto that is shaped like a bald eagle. How much would you pay for such an item? I can get you a good deal. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe and review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan We're on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robotpizzavan/ Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Weird Creatures: Episode 32

    · 00:28:20 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Here's the news that doesn't matter. It's not important or relevant. Today a man eats a black widow at the Halloween job fair. Then scientist have made a spider web as strong as steel. Finally, we're seeing more brain-like blobs around. I wonder why. A man attends a job fair at the local Halloween haunt. To impress and maybe land himself a job, he eats the poisonous black widow spider that he has brought along for the job interview. Very professional. Don't worry. He has learned from his mistakes and carries black widow anti-venom in case he gets bitten... again. Scientists have encouraged a spider to spin web that is as strong as steel. Imagine a group of scientists encouraging the cute little spider. "You can do it!" and "We believe in you little spiddey!" Brain-like blobs are generally found in certain areas. We've been finding them lately in unexpected places. I hate to find brain-like blobs when I'm not expecting it. Brain-like? They only look like brains. Each football sized blob is a colony of tiny zoids. What do they want? What does anybody want? Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe and review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan We're on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robotpizzavan/ Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Air Guitar Champion: Episode 31

    · 00:27:23 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Listen to us talk as we watch some of the Air Guitar World Championship. We also look at a study that says intelligent people swear. Dang! We watch this year's 22nd Annual Air Guitar World Championship. That means they've done this 21 times already. Find out what it takes to win the title. This year it was held in Finland. Iceland is green and Greenland has ice. Finland has... A study done at the University of Rochester shows that intelligent people swear more. It also shows other habits that seem to correlate. Correlation does not mean causation... or does it! Music by Uncle Milk Give us a review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Steamroller Crushes Unpublished Work: Episode 30

    · 00:25:56 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    A famous author's unpublished works have been crushed by a steamroller, and the library asks that you stop paying late book fines with Chuck E Cheese tokens. At first these two stories seem unrelated and later they will seem even less related. We start with the news about Chuck E Cheese. We learn not only that a Massachusetts library is requesting that late book fees NOT be paid with Chuck E Cheese tokens, but the Chuck E Cheese Animatronic Band is breaking up! Two devastating blows to Mr. Cheese. Then its off to a friend of the late Terry Pratchett, who is fulfilling the late author's wishes. His wish? To have his hard-drive crushed by a steamroller after his death. This would prevent anyone from publishing any of his unpublished or unfinished work. And the steamroller in this story has a name! Someone named it! Oh, and Google home makes a short cameo appearance as the talking household internet device. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • The WhopperCoin: Episode 29

    · 00:23:52 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    What is a Whoppercoin and how do I get one? Where has Rygar been? Do people really register their hands as lethal weapons? Ok, so you've got a lot of questions. Well, gather around and I'll tell you a tale. A story of the time when Offroad, Borg and Rygar talked into microphones one summer day. To answer those questions - WhopperCoin is a cryptocurrency created by Burger King, Rygar was at the McGregor vs. Mayweather weigh-in, and no... as far as I can tell no one is required or able to register their hands as a lethal weapon. I guess there's no point in listening to this episode now that you know everything. See you next week! Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Monkey Waiters: Episode 28

    · 00:23:23 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    A bar employs monkeys as waiters, and a couple (of people) buy an exclusive street in San Francisco. If you're tired of caring about the news then join the Robot Pizza Van in our battle against important news. There is a bar in Japan that has a couple of macaque monkeys who serve drinks to customers. The monkeys learned it by watching the owner. Now they're teaching it to the next generation of monkey waiters and waitresses. A street in San Francisco forgets to pay their taxes so the city sells the street to a couple. The city kept sending warnings to the wrong address, so you see, it's all just a horrible misunderstanding. What would you do with a street of your own in a major metropolitan area? Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Tortoise On The Run: Episode 27

    · 00:30:43 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    A giant tortoise escaped from a zoo in Japan. There’s a bunch of funny things in this story. First. it’s a giant tortoise so the escape must have taken some time, it was probably not a fast getaway. Second, the turtle doesn’t get very far. Third, how the turtle was found. This third point is not that funny but I was counting my fingers and I still have two more left. Fourth point, the turtle has a cute name. Fifth point of humor is… that … turtles are funny. Ok, the other story is that Pantone, the system for matching colors used in specifying printing inks, not Pantene the hair care product… Pantone has teamed up with the Prince estate to create a custom shade of purple as a tribute to prince. It’s called “Love Symbol #2”. I will not make a joke about the other numbered love symbols. And finally, is a vertebrit an animal distinguished by the possession of a spinal column, or is it something that you might spread your vegemite upon? Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • King Cobras In A Can: Episode 26

    · 00:33:24 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    A man is accused of smuggling cobras in potato chip cans, we review a guy on YouTube who reviews shoes, and we check out some food shaped like other things. Offroad, Rygar and Borg talk about funny, weird and/or unusual news articles from the internet. For instance, this week we read about a man who smuggled three live, venomous king cobra snakes, each two feet long, inside of a potato chip can. We watch a YouTube video from Brad Hall who reviews shoes and has been found on top ten most boring video lists. Then we’re on Ebay looking at food items that are shaped like something else. For instance, a Mickey mouse miracle sandwich that has mold shaped vaguely like mickey mouse is for sale on Ebay for $31,000… or best offer. A peanut with brown spots shaped like mickey mouse and a strawberry that doesn’t really look like mickey mouse at all, this and more on the Robot Pizza Van. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • AI Creates Its Own Language: Episode 25

    · 00:33:21 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Facebook shuts down their AI chatbots after the chatbots invent their own language. Scary and sensational headline but really they shut it down because it’s impractical... so they say! And luxury 'Skinny House' to be built in a three-meter gap in London. And, don't start a sentence with “And”. First, Facebook is experimenting with artificial intelligent (AI) chatbots to explore how people barter and trade. I bet they’re doing it so that chatbots can interact with customers better. Chatbots are less expensive than people for customer service. Anyway, they were messing around and they got two chatbots bartering with each other. Since there were no human involved, the chatbots started to create their own shorthand, or slang to communicate with each other. Some of the internet speculates that Facebook shutdown the project for fear of the chatbots developing their own secret language and taking over the world, or was that something I was afraid of? Then, skinny houses, a health fad in London, where houses eat less calories, get plenty of exercise and fluids… nope, skinny houses are actually houses that are built between two previously placed building that are in very close proximity. Let me try again. They squeeze the skinny house in between two houses that are already there. You’ll just have to listen to this episode to see for yourself. But really, they are houses built into a narrow space. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Silent Song Tops iTunes: Episode 24

    · 00:29:53 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    A silent 10 minute song is climbing the charts in iTunes and a truck crash covers highway in pizza. This show looks at the funny, unusual, even weird stories from the internet. But first we talk about noise cancellation, from advanced audio technology to the simple ear plug. There’s a song on iTunes by Samir Mezrahi called "A A A A A Very Good Song." The song is ten minutes of silence. If you’re wondering why anyone would make such a song, or why anyone would pay ninety-nine cents to buy such a song… then you’ve come to the right place. Or maybe you’re listening to hear about the highway covered in pizza. We also talk a lot about noise cancellation. Borg mentions that to cancel out a sound - you flip one of the speaker one hundred and eighty degrees out of phase. What does this mean? It’s like if you took the sound wave and flipped it. A sound wave goes up and down, so wherever it was up - it is now down, and vice versa. When you play a sound wave and the flipped sound wave at the same time they cancel each other out. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Rat Cafe: Episode 23

    · 00:32:39 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Rygar, Offroad and Borg present another set of unusual stories from the internet. Cat cafes, dog cafes and even a rat cafe. But first we chat about the hard-hitting questions that everyone’s been dying to know: What kind of coffee do you like? What kind of hipster? How tall is America? Why does Charlie Chaplin have the same mustache as Hitler? There exist cat cafes where you can drink coffee while you hang around with free-roaming cats. There are also dog cafes which are very similar to the cat cafés except the cats are instead dogs. Finally, there is a rat café and guess what the cats there are? Yep, the cats are rats! Try to drink your coffee while your hanging out with rats. Music by Uncle Milk Give us a review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Alarm Clock Stuck In A Wall: Episode 22

    · 00:30:41 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    It’s time for a new episode. I can tell because of the alarm clock stuck in the wall for the past 13 years. I’m not sure what time it actually is because it’s inside the wall. Coincidentally this happened to someone else. How? Why? Where? All those newspaper type questions will be answered. TV networks misspell their show’s names on purpose. Why would they do such a thing? A marriage ends a winning streak. How could that happen? Boy, I ask a lot of questions for a guy who already read these stories. It’s almost like I’m trying to get you to ask these questions, to peak your interest, to elicit a response,… from you. Yes, I’m talking directly to you. Just like in the Neverending Story. Now sit back, yell out the new name you’ve chosen for the princess and listen to the Robot Pizza Van. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Goldfish On Wheels: Episode 21

    · 00:36:35 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Offroad has some news stories, Rygar’s talking some heavy philosophy and Borg remembers computer specs from yesteryear. Aaaaah... but now the news: Students at Carnegie Mellon University have built a goldfish tank on wheels that is driven by the position of the goldfish. This is the first step towards goldfish robots. In other news, artist Neil Mendoza has created a robotic system, controlled by a goldfish that smashes tiny people furniture. Goldfish again. Coincidence or is this the second step towards robotic goldfish and their eventual quest for global domination? The Pacific trash gyre/vortex is big. How big? Oh, don’t make us do math. No, really… Ok, you asked for it. Math! Then, the third thumb is a wearable, prosthetic, thirds thumb. How would that work? How do you control it? What does it look like? Now, now… slow down, all these questions will be answered in this episode. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • P-Touch And The Real Lord Buckethead: Episode 20

    · 00:46:41 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    You know last week the episode had Lord Buckethead in the title, but we didn't actually talk about him very much. This week we talk about him a lot, but I already named last week’s show. Today we learn a little bit about everyone: Rygar is so organized that he owns the deluxe version of the P-touch label maker, Borg breaks Youtube, EZ teaches us what dabbing is and it’s cultural significance, and Offroad quietly watches it all. Before we break YouTube we are able to watch Cory Burns record a weird strike out, the Bee gees cover the Beatles, and Adele cover herself. We also learn that in England fish sticks are called fish rods and that quantum computers will render computer encryption obsolete (we really shouldn’t do math on the air). Music by Uncle Milk Give us a review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • Peters Map And Lord Buckethead: Episode 19

    · 00:26:45 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Offroad, Borg, Rygar and special guest EZ talk about the most retweeted tweet, a clown who wants to juggle in court in his own defense, and Lord Buckethead who ran for run for Prime minister (The Tippy Top person in England). First, a train of thought through a landscape of movies and actors. Whats the difference between Willem Defoa and Christopher Walken? What is Peters Map? I found out that people who use Twitter are called Tweople. This doesn't have anything to do with what we talk about. We talk about this guy who is challenged by Wendy's to get 1 million retweets. Game on! Aaaaaaand a clown is trying to prove that he was just kidding, he wasn't really robbing a convenience store. Finally, Lord Buckethead is among many of the goofy candidates for Prime Minister, you can tell them apart from the serious candidates who aren't wearing costumes or buckets. Music by Uncle Milk Subscribe, rate and review especially on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 or Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/robotpizzavan Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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  • I Married a Train Station, and Apple's Pizza Box Patent: Episode 18

    · 00:29:03 · Robot Pizza Van, Weird News

    Offroad and Borg are here, and today’s episode is in 3D sound! It feels just like the sound is really there… in your ears. First we read about a new pizza box design by Apple, and then we talk about a woman who married a train station. We also listen to a phone call from our email. Next time we’ll probably call up an email on the phone. Apple has designed a pizza box for their office’s cafeteria. And like everything made by Apple it is “fill in the blank with insult or praise depending on whether you like Apple or not”. In other news, a woman really likes a particular train station, a lot. We also revisit the YouTube page from our Spin Cycle episode 13 to look at the video’s comments. Music by Uncle Milk Give us a review on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/robot-pizza-van/id1212719431?mt=2 Call and leave a voice mail at 510-629-1233 or email us at robotpizzavan@gmail.com

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