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AOTS Tuesday, August 4

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Posted August 4, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Alison Haislip has the Tuesday feeding with stories on Apple banning an App store spammer, Palm's explanation behind their creepy Pre commercials, the US Marines banning social networking sites and more.
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Watch the exclusive trailer for Army of Two: The 40th Day, the highly anticipated co-op shooter sequel about Salem and Rios from EA Montreal.
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Film expert Chris Gore and Kevin Pereira take a gander at three new DVD releases for today, including the first season of Dollhouse, the Mutant Chronicles and the Rapidfire Television show.
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Dr. K Chaudhry's showcases over 1,300 songs on his YouTube channel, all of which is more than enough reason to explain why he is today's YouTube celebrity. He's also got a special rendition of our favorite AOTS song in store.
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Sometimes the things we see in action movies are real. No, really! Check out these actual military forces like a flying saucer prototype, the supersonic F35C Lightning II stealth fighter and a nano air vehicle modeled after a hummingbird.
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Chris Hardwick sees if the new camera phone from Casio with their Exilim Mobile featuring a 2.3" LCD, GPS capabilities and a 5.1 mega pixel camera lives up to our standards for $280.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
You've seen these snappy Forearm Forklifts on television, but Kevin Pereira and Carissa Walford show us if they really lift our spirits at the thought of moving heavy furniture.
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Ferret CPR, G.I. Joe Trailer, Funny Granddad, Pregnant Bellydance, Autotune the News 7.
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Kinky Star Wars sex is back with this new chapter in Boba Fetish.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Carissa Walford takes a moment to teach us a valuable lesson about drunk kangaroos from Australia.

AOTS Thursday, July 30

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Posted July 30, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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We head East once again to report the weirdest news from around the world, like a Malaysian man's coconut finger smashing record, India's love for cobras and news reenactment with toys in Japan.
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Blair Herter brings a Thursday news feeding with stories about Steve Jobs headlining CES 2010, Dutch courts targeting Pirate Bay and more.
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Beware Apple if you've got an unlocked iPhone. Kevin Pereira talks to Fred von Lohmann from the Electronic Frontier Foundation about Apple's legal claims that hacking the device constitutes copyright infringement.
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Kristin Adams talks to Park Chan-Wook, acclaimed director of Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, on his new vampire thriller, Thirst.
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Find the best alcohol accessories for your beer gut, like soap made out of beer, a high-tech bottle opener, a beer robot and a game of Battleshots.
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Alison Haislip sits down with the cast and director of the comedy, Funny People, including Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Jonah Hill.
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Take a trip around the world with the hottest international models found online, like Jessica Gomes from Australia and Yuri Ebihara from Japan. How do you say "can I get your number" in Australian?
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Almost Dance Fight, Birdemic, St. Sanders Passing Stones, Palm Pre Traumatizing Edition, Naughty Ska Band.
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Kevin Pereira exorcises a demon possessed girl from those Palm Pre commercials.

Actual Great Moments in De-Evolution: Face Bagels

Todays' Break Moments covers the hilarious results of self-inflicted pain, or why people don't stop doing things with thumbtacks even if their brains are screaming for them to stop. You know what's even worse? Self-injecting your beautiful face with a giant bagel made out of saline injection.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of crazy body modification stuff because everyone should do whatever floats their boat, but injecting gross salt solutions under your skin to create temporary body bubbles is just weird and unnatural. Nature created your soft smooth skin to mold perfectly to your high-tech skeleton. Modern medical technology was not intended to make your forehead look like it just swallowed a sesame bagel whole. Why the heck would you want to disfigure your face to look like mushy space aliens!?

Oh, Japan.

Today's Sneakerheads segment features shoes that I never thought I'd see, like Tecmo Bowl themed kicks. Likewise, I've crafted a list of the coolest sneakers you will never see anywhere. Oddly enough, they'd sell like crazy if they ever made it to Foot Locker.

The Top Five Pop Culture Themed Sneakers You'll Never SeeKid Icarus Sandals - Made of fine, hand-stitched Corinthian leather, these Greco-Roman era throwbacks were set to make a splash until P.E.T.A. caught wind that the feathers sown into the heels were plucked from the wings of Pegasus. Neither Pit's arrows nor the shoemaker's lawyers could stop the onslaught of bad publicity. The shoes were dumped into a landfill, but magically floated away before they could be buried. The company that produced them was later sued for violating international pollution laws when the magic sandals plummeted into the Aegean Sea after flying too close to the sun.

Scrooge McDucks- The Scrooge McDucks weren't any different from regular tennis shoes, except that they were made of 24 karat gold and had 18 karat gold chain laces. The glimmering moccasins appealed to the extremely rich and impoverished alike, but ironically found no purchase with anyone, simply because they were impractical as footwear. Although the McDucks were all eventually smelted, knockoffs have been seen sighted from Brooklyn to Taipei. Said knockoffs have been reported to turn from gold to green when exposed to water.

Tekken Force Ones - The kicks were fly, the buzz was good and the cross promotion between Namco and Nike showed promise in several major markets. However, not long after the shoes hit the streets, some overzealous grade school kid in Alvord, Iowa kicked one of his classmates in the face after yelling, "I'm Lei Wulong." The Tekken footwear was blamed in newspapers across the state and a recall was issued.

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Robot (Spy) Bugs For You!

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Posted July 7, 2009 - By Moye Ishimoto

Robot (Spy) Bugs For You!Today's Military Tech segment on Attack of the Show covered the extremely advanced and high tech micro air vehicles loaded with special mini sensors and payloads to help carry out surveillance, target tracking and other various missions, all while mimicking the shape and movement of insects.

Sounds fancy, right? Basically, our government has been building mini robot bugs in the name of freedom and all I know right now is that I WANT ONE.

Alas, a high-tech weapon-wielding robot bug isn't in my budget, but there's always the battery powered HexBugs to satiate my insect robot appetite.  Strap a little firecracker or mousetrap to one of these suckers and voila! You've got a micro crawling vehicle of your very own!

The only problem is that these robotic critters react to any touch or sound, so they probably wouldn't be very useful in an ongoing war with your cubiclemate.

But as soon as the US Air Force Research Lab puts their robot bugs on the market, I'll be first in line!

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AOTS Monday, June 8

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Posted June 8, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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In homage to Apple and the World Wide Developer's Conference, we've put together the best of Uncle Steve's appearances on Attack of the Show.
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Chris Hardwick is reporting live from the World Wide Developer's Conference with the latest news from Apple.
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There's no denying Steve Jobs' influence as an entrepreneur in the tech and entertainment industry. We take an in-depth look into his life and work in Silicon Valley.
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David Ewalt from Forbes Magazine joins Kevin Pereira from New York to discuss how Apple's news will change the face of the mobile industry.

'AOTS' Friday, May 8

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Posted May 8, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Olivia Munn loses a game of Rock, Paper Scissors to Kevin Pereira and has a barrel of snakes dumped on her.
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Obnoxious Groundhog, Fire Alarm Jam Session, Old Folks Sausage, Cleveland 2, Headbangers Make Fire.
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At the practice run for Formula D's first championship race of '09, Alison Haislip interviews drifters, Stephan Papadakis, Ken Gushi and Tanner Foust about the challenges of the sport, the tech behind the cars and what it takes to be a drifting champion.
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Today, Kevin Pereira and Doug Benson review the $200 Canon SD 1200 digital camera and give their opinion on its features, such as face detection, a self-timer and its 2.5" screen.
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Once again, we wonder what's up with the world, illustrated by a robot boy band, a chicken pox remedy from behind the Iron Curtain, and a man with a USB finger.
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Just because fire is perhaps the greatest discovery in the history of human existence, doesn't mean we don't occasionally get burned. This Break Moments is dedicated to that primeval occurrence.
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We take a look at the lovely women who have been a part of the 'Star Trek' universe over the years, including Seven of Nine, Lt. Uhura, Deanna Troi, and T'Pol.
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It's May 5th, and that can only mean one thing, that Kevin and Doug are going to celebrate the Mexican holiday of independence in completely innovative ways. You'll see what we mean.
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Alison Haislip talks with the original Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, about the evolution of the character of Mr. Spock, his place in the new 'Star Trek' film, and his impressions of the film.
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Red Shirts, Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn face dangerous alien monsters and transporter malfunctions in this "lost" clip from the new 'Star Trek' movie.

'AOTS' Thursday, May 7

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Posted May 7, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Bert and Ernie on a Boat, My Little Pony, Bill Cosby Impression, Between Two Ferns, Big Foot Caught on Tape.
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Gearheads, if you're anxious for a glimpse at the future of the automobile then you need look no further than today's Attack This. You'll see all of the astounding concept cars that might tear up the road in the world of tomorrow.
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Chris Hardwick drops in for this Camera Week review of the Pentax P70 digital camera, and sizes it up versus the other cameras we've seen.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Here, now, are some gems that were cut out of the new version of 'Star Trek.' Should they have made it into the film? We'll let you decide.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Space is a dangerous place, especially if you're an Enterprise crewman who happens to be a red shirt. Find out just how dangerous on today's show. Engage!
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Blair Herter is here for your Thursday Feed, with stories about new 'Guitar Hero' games, Manny Ramirez being suspended, and a riot at KFC
Women of the Web counts down 10 girls with a hot web presence that makes you just keep on clicking for more.
We take a look at the lovely women who have been a part of the 'Star Trek' universe over the years, and dream of boldly going inside their boudoirs.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
He's a billionaire who has recently been photographed waterskiing with his nude model girlfirend. Richard Branson, in short, is the man, and Chris Hardwick sat down to talk with him about his place in the world of high tech.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
Alison Haislip beamed aboard the Starship Enterprise and interviewed the cast of J.J. Abrams 'Star Trek' including the new Kirk and Spock, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Find out what she learned about the Enterprise's latest adventures in deep space.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Kevin Pereira shows off his new Kindle, which is at least a little bit bigger than we expected it would be.

Many of the world's experts are brainstorming new ways to power our planet's exponentially growing need for electricity in the face of apparent climate change.

Some of these ideas such as attaching wind turbines to tall buildings have already been put in place and are fighting the good clean, green fight in saving money and resources. However, many of these ideas are completely impractical or just don't make economic sense. But if we're going to think outside the box as a race, let's really think outside the box. Let's burn the stupid box and cook with the fire.

Here now is our list of alternative alternative energy alternatives that we think could solve a lot of these problems without creating any new ones.

This week's edition of Green Tech; Personal Solutions.

Metal Beds

The Bed Mat
A thin layer of conductive metal is lain under the fitted sheet on a user's bed and wired to a central battery or spliced directly into the home's power station. When the user is in the bed, the heat created when sleeping or shifting in the bed is  conducted through the metal sheet and harnessed.
UPTAKE: According to our calculations, it would take 130,000 sleeping residents at an average of 8 hours of sleep a night for one week to power one average half of a duplex with no more than 900 sq. ft. for 30 seconds.
BONUS: Every time you have sex, your lights get brighter.

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Fake Profile

A few years ago before Facebook was widely available to everyone and still confined to students, MySpace was the king of this burgeoning new world of online social networking. My friends and I were first understanding the idea of what having a version of yourself on the internet that anyone could see at any time really meant, when one of the more social among us died suddenly.

It was a traumatic and tragic way that he died but the ever-present geek in me eventually wondered about his MySpace profile. I checked it out. The comments section was jammed full of condolences and "I miss you"s, the most interesting of which were messages from family members and friends who had lost touch. I knew these commenters weren't that connected to him in real life, and it was powerful to see them reach out in a public forum and proclaim their regret and grief over losing someone not yet clear of their twenties. It must have had some therapeutic value for them, like going to a grave and leaving flowers or some other significant object as a gesture of love. Eventually, his profile disappeared.

More recently, a friend of a friend died under similarly tragic circumstances and the same thing happened. His MySpace profile was bombarded with well wishes and for a while an almost daily reminder from his sister, stating how much she loved and missed him. Being curious and slightly removed from the situation, having never met him, I checked the profile every day to see how things unfolded. Eventually I stopped checking as people posted less and less, their grief apparently dwindling and sealing up. Recently, I went to check out the profile and found nothing there. An empty internet void we're all too familiar with when there are no search results. A huge white space where a friend of a friend used to be. My search "did not match any documents."

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