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Twelve Days of Scriptnotes

Craig and John welcome special guests Aline Brosh McKenna, Rachel Bloom, B.J. Novak, Jane Espenson and Derek Haas to talk about writing books, movies and especially television.

Future Seed Executives at CSS & Seed Expo

Future Seed Executives (FuSE) had a week full of activities last week at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo, including some quality time with Bill Whitacre president and CEO of Simplot. FuSE Iniative is an official subcommittee of the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) Management Skills Committee. Show More Summary

Junkfood Cinema: Step By Step

Keeping things festive around these parts, Cargill & I continue to move across the calendar and celebrate our favorite holiday horror films. We leap ahead to June and pay a visit to The Stepfather. True to our nature as shady flimflamers, The Stepfather doesn’t actually take place on Father’s Day. Show More Summary

Adaptive Content: A Trend to Pay Attention to in 2015

Each new year seems to bring with it a new buzz term or two describing a concept that will change how we reach an audience, or how we build and grow a business. Some of these buzz terms pan out and become legitimate, long-term parts of the lexicon because they work and prove important. Show More Summary

Swine BioPortal Provides Flexibility to Data Evaluation

The collection of data is important when it comes to monitoring the PRRS virus. But what do you do with all those numbers once you have them? Dr. Enrique Mondaca, Boehringer Ingelheim (BIVI), hit on that during BIVI’s session at the North American PRRS Symposium last week in Chicago. The Swine BioPortal is an answer to how veterinarians and producers... Read More

Policy Issues; Tax Extenders; Budget; Trade- Ag Economy; and, Regulations- Tuesday

Policy Issues Damian Paletta and Mark Peters reported on the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal that, “A large number of Republican governors are pushing to reshape social-welfare programs with drug testing or other requirements, arguing that the new rules better prepare recipients for employment and assure taxpayers that the benefit money is well spent. […]

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - GoNintendo Radio Ep. 35 is now live!

I know we posted this up last night, but we don't usually post stuff late on Sundays. I wanted to give the episode a real welcome back with a post tonight. Tomorrow night we'll get back to regular End of Day thoughts! See you in a few, short hours. I teased a few weeks back that the show was returning. Show More Summary

/Filmcast Ep. 298 – Exodus: Gods and Kings

David, Devindra, and Jeff enjoy the comedic stylings of Bill Burr, get mildly impressed by The Purge: Anarchy, marvel at the dickishness of Jason Schwartzman in Listen Up Philip, and praise the moving The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. Show More Summary

Ep. 359: Modern Women: Margaret Geller

Margaret Geller is best known for her work on the large scale structure of the Universe, helping us understand the large clusters, super clusters and cosmic filaments that matter clumps into.

A Great Big World's 'This is The New Year' Makes Music Monday More Exciting!

A Great Big World‘s “This Is The New Year” is the perfect song to get us ready for 2015 and it is this week’s pick for the JustJared.com and KIIS-FM 102.7‘s JJ Music Monday! Though the song was released a year ago, the duo’s song is about to hit radio at just the right time! [...]

The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

Congress To Nutritionists: Don’t Talk About The Environment

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

Is Microsoft Making a Comeback?

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Fermentation Education from BASF at CSS

Fermentation education was going on at the BASF booth during the ASTA CSS 2014 and Seed Expo last week in Chicago. The fermentation educator was BASF Biological Operations Manager Chris Feiden who explained and demonstrated for us the fermentation and filling process that takes place at BASF research facility in St. Show More Summary

Economic Outlook at ASTA

Back again by popular demand this year at the ASTA CSS 2014 and Seed Expo was AgResource Company president Dan Basse giving his economic outlook for the year ahead. Basse says the protein side of the plate is doing very well right now, dairy and beef in particular, “so we call it the Year of the Cow” and while grain... Read More

When the Bad Doggy is the Good Doggy: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of The Beast & Immoral Tales

Kirk Cameron can kid himself, but these are the films that will truly save Christmas. Just in time to provide a respite for anyone sick of all that Holly-Jolly, IFC is releasing a pair of notorious erotic classics to the cinema. Walerian...Show More Summary

Miley Cyrus Supports Free The Nipple Again — This Time By Baring Her Soul In A New Song! Listen HERE!

We all know Miley Cyrus is not shy about showing off her boobs. But did you know she supports it politically? The Wrecking Ball singer lent her voice to the movement by giving a song to the new film Free The Nipple — and it's appropriately protesty! [ Photos: Miley Cyrus Only Needed Her Pasties To Enjoy [...]

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