Is Apu Racist? Then Zuckerberg Goes To Congress – Trend Settings Ep 83

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Welcome one and all to the Simpsons podcast. Just kidding the Simpsons is racist. We’ll also talk about the Facebook, coming before congress, and whether or not we’d pay for it. Drake wants Fortnite to be all about him, and a baby born four years after its parents death!

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Entertainment – Is Apu Racist?

This week in episode 15 of the Simpsons 29th season they addressed 2017 documentary; ‘The Problem With Apu’. Hari Kondabolu’s doco addressed the problematic portrayal of Indian or South Asian characters in the media. Should the Simpsons update for the times or are they timeless? 

Real Talk – Zuckerberg Goes To Congress

Real life or reality? Driver less cars, virtual reality and chat bots are starting to push our buttons, so are we surprised it’s now touched the modelling world? An artist has come forward as the human behind a successful Instagram and brand model who was virtually created as “artistic expression” but had us believe they were real! Question is – does social media already portray a “virtual” world of our real lives, so is this any different?

Drake All Over Fortnite

This week in weird Drake threatens to make a Fortnite rap if Epic Games puts a Hotline Bling emote into the game. Then the  holy man known only as Penis Baba has pulled off the amazing feat of dragging a car one hundred feet with his shlong. But that’s not all, a bank robber has made an attempted proposal by flinging said loot over Taylor Swift’s Rhode island mansion.

Would You Pay For Social Media

Would you pay for Facebook and google? Computer scientist and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier reckons people would. 

A singing road in the Netherlands turned out to be a terrible idea and lasted one day, who knew.

A smart speed bump is being trialled in Perth’s Curtin University for the first time in Australia. Using radar sensors a car travelling too fast will activate a metal plate to drop making an inverted bump. Slower drivers will get smooth roadway.

Chinese baby born 4 years after parents die. A Chinese couple who had died in a car accident in 2013 had also had fertilised embryos frozen for later IVF. Their parents finally won the right to transport the embryo to Laos where surrogacy is legal and the baby boy was born last December.

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  • Chris
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