Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 164 – Sense, Prosthetics, and Gay Sensibility


Ninja thinks the ability of the body to adapt is marvellous. She shares highlights from New Scientist’s January 07 2009 article about the technology being developed to provide better prosthetics. The human body proves even more interesting as we listen to one blind man’s ability to navigate himself and many others out of the World Trade Centre on 9/11.

Ninja knew there was reason she didn’t want to see He’s Just Not That Into You. Is it just because she isn’t a fan of chick flicks? No. Seems that homo stereotypes are still alive and well in the movie industry. She shares highlights from a review she found at

Famous cheetahs mentioned: Oscar Pistorius. Famous Centre Square mentioned: Paul Lynde.



Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 162 – He Whom the Gods Wish to Destroy

Aretha's Hat at Obama Inauguration

Aretha's Hat at Obama Inauguration

Special K decides to take in the Obama Inauguration at Toronto’s own Bloor Street Cinema. Special K shares what she thinks are the high points and the low points of this historic event.   Things mentioned that white people like: Fair Trade Coffee. Special K’s Favourite Morning Show: Breakfast Televsion.  Homophobes Mentioned: Rick Warren.  Poets Ninja Likes : Elizabeth Alexander and her inaugural poem.  Rhyming Ministers Mentioned: Joseph Lowery.  Societal Limitations Mentioned: The Glass Ceiling.  Who will be the minority in 2030 in the UK: White people.

Announcement:   I have changed my podcast hoster – at least for now.  You can subscribe to the show using the following RSS feed file: in iTunes or your favourite podcatcher.  If you search for the show in iTunes, pick the entry that displays “Ninja” as the artist.  That will point to the new feed.  The old feed will no longer be accessible after February 2009.