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Published: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000

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345. Jumpscare

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000

lights are lit ... if I had a nickel ... Bill Bryson ... Mother Tongue ... "their" ... insane his/her ... can't dooit ... weekly pick: Alien ... jumpscares ... hardened horror film watchers ... computer didn't hold up ... expendable ... ursine entrance ... giggling in bed ... Russian sleep experiment ... Spanish naps ... someone who disagrees with Mike ... Stranger Things spoilers ... watching TV ... Ken Burns while nursing ... watch it without me ... less Spielberg, more King ... one more hit ... variable length ... dropping kid at college ... the Quarter System ... quarters taken away ... doodling in my head ... kid's first job ... Churches growing well ... the adultlette phase ... not hierarchy, but friends ... creepy older boyfriend ... deadpanned the heck out of that one ... business failures ... reachable by no one except everyone ... copycats ... ovular show ... weekly pick: Death, Sex, and Money ... things we should talk about ... a nitch neesh ... weekly pick: Six! ... weekly pick: Invisibilia podcast ... our lives won't live themselves ... sort of like teaching ... filter from academic to popular ... different from a smart person ... standing on the shoulders of dwarves


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343. Oilskin minutiae

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:00:00 +0000

It's a horse! ... confused listeners ... confuse a cat ... Kliban cat comics ... pink chew toy-ers ... doggerfliers ... lion that herds gazelle ... never let them question the hierarchy ... sat on the dog ... like machines ... this cannot go on forever ... biting to indicate possession ... history of 911 ... procrastinating ... lot of naps ... non-London bits ... basil crème brûlée... highland games ... rain as ambiance ... Berlin ... tweed jacket ... oilskin ... British countryman's oilskin ... making Bear bigger ... slimy to begin with ... weekly pick: Wonderfalls ... NPR One ... guy who invented fracking ... parents don't lie when children present ... marshmallow behavior experiment ... singular of minutiae ... weekly pick: Corey Doctorow, "Information Doesn't Want to Be Free" and Amanda Palmer, "The Art of Asking" ... patreon


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342. Pointy Bits

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 20:34:34 +0000

upgrading skype
brontosaurus (get off my lawn)
cat is bitey
cat just takes it
frees up the pointy parts
4 day work week
weekly pick: True Detective, Season 2
Harry Dean Stanton
movies with budding actors
IMDB episode
having to read books in high school
nice to be a voracious reader 
reading a book in a night, or not at all
weekly pick: March, John Lewis’ graphic novel series
the Helmuldt, leader of Germany
Dead pool comic lacks Ryan Reynolds and is the worse for it
weekly pick: NBC Sports app
screen time is crack for babies
 


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341. Out Of Context

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:33:39 +0000

summer winding down ... noodles are everywhere ... Onion graphics ... voter predictive polling - not so useful ... facts vs. opinions ... most experienced candidate ... wikileaks and structured big data ... email out of context is tough to explain ... who would say Hillary is fundamentally honest? ... candidates and authenticity ... Bill, prepared remarks, and the teleprompter ... policy wonks ... is having a plan helpful? ... populist movements vs. value of experts ... populism responds well to authenticity ... bullying doesn’t do well against women ... Ohio State Buckeye adaptive strategy ... midwest will be main battleground for this election ... vignettes around people getting screwed by Trump ... how are you going to protect the country when you can’t protect yourself from a left hook? ... Russian strategy ... smart businessman (maybe), stupid statesman ... weekly pick: Proton Mail - encrypted email ... if the terrorists are using it, we probably should, too ... weekly pick: Stranger Things netflix original series ... weekly pick: Stephen Lawhead the Pendragon Cycle


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340. Pony Referendum

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000

three annnnnd ... Bear in Singapore ... jarring: non-democratic developed country ... let me tell ... partial democracy ... marmite on the shelves ... if epcot were a country ... go to Badabadaba ... an Outrage of Modesty scam ... Garden by the Bay ... Rogue or Vagabond? ... I am a litterer ... death penalty for drug importation ... aspirational TV: houses ... poverty cuisine ... action in the hawker stalls ... pigtail dishes ... caning the children ... waterboarding or life in prison ... Brazil not for beginners ... drunk driving: 10 year offense ... not flushing crime ... elevator pee trap ... bathing in cologne ... food stall napkin requirement ... hunanese boiled chicken ... goofy populist demagogue with bad hair ... bias towards dissolution ... pros and cons of referenda ... justice is complex ... a pony in every pot ... weekly pick: Christopher Achen, "Democracy for Realist" ... single issue organizations ... politicians more polarized than publics ... can't tell if a politician did a good job ... less democracy ... political party as an identity ... less party loyalty is better ... weekly pick: Beyond 14 ... weekly pick: Global Entry ... "watch this" ... out-extraverted ... weekly pick: The Gregory Brothers, Dave's Pick Gregory Brothers show, here's their hit "backin up song" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjYSERaXEGI&index=38&list=PL08FD35E184A24E7F, and their great channel "Schmoyoho" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYrK4tc5i1-eL8TXesH2pg  where I also recommend: "Bed intruder song, Oh my Dayum, Those balls are perfect, and the show closer: "Double rainbow song" ... Canadians groups can sponsor immigrants


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339. Man. On. The. Moon.

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 17:43:56 +0000

life going on ... apple earbuds ... 8 years ... post-Orlando-shootings ... can't even ask about guns ... Science Friday: what we don't know about guns ... squelch the numbers ... what caused that rule ... new favorite city ... Tale of Two Portlands ... All Lives Matter ... thumbprint thumbprint thumbprint! ... 10% more armed than the criminals ... On. The. Freakin'. Moon. ... asshole is our brand ... Latino Night ... respect the thread ... counter-ratholing you man ... a sign ... only muzzle loading and more than 8 feet long ... Ha! ... fasting for Ramadan ... and different flavors of atheism ... weekly pick: Kid President’s YouTube videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5-EwrhsMzY ... stuck in London ... huge 4-story bookstore ... weekly pick: Brent Weeks, "The Black Prism" ... GRRMartin'd ... Sisters (Fay/Poehler) ... stopped moving on skype ... weekly pick: Ken Burns Stanford Commencement Speech https://youtu.be/7F8zCQ4YnZ8 ... weekly pick: The River Wild ... bacon in it


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338. Who To Be Had

Sat, 07 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000

*%%$# Skype ... Trump: a Judas Goat? ... key hell piece of fish ... she's your daughter all right ... ford focus electric ... more sound system than I needed ... deaf people can hear this music ... no oil change ... fuel-air explosions with ground up dinosaur ... going back to my Fiat ... clickbait ... battery research ... tesla home battery ... salty solar power ... no car ownership ... driving stick in England ... right hand drive MGB ... weekly pick: MGB in British Racing Green ... carry the nothin' ... weekly pick: producthunt ... what need could create this ... weekly pick (mild): Michael Moore, Where to Invade Next ... 2cellos ... Trump/Sanders epic rap battle ... weekly pick: George RR Martin vs. JRR Tolkien epic rap battle ... don't allow satire ... Dr. Who writers' strike ... weekly pick: Doctor Who: Shada: The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams by Gareth Roberts ... Who to be had ... David Tennant's Hair ... Boaty McBoat Face ... PSA: Nathan Fillian exploited


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337. Fortissimo AF

Sat, 07 May 2016 03:00:00 +0000

3 bones ... questionable mammal status ... peaceful peace protest ... Trump in town ... luxury of attributing it to Trump ... enormous goon squad ... someone should call a doctor ... Lucifer in the flesh ... over my dead body ... even Satanists don't like Cruz ... future time travel ... but lord he isn't good ... Normaltown = New Haven, Tampa, Hartford ... ex-retired people ... old Cuba ... dissecting the frog in advance ... it's piano, retard ... fortissimo af ... cheap lease fiat ... weekly pick: Tesla Model 3 ... Elan Musk ... Stanford? Nope ... drinkable book ... f-ton of water ... anti-pick: "Boom of the System" David Foster Wallace ... but lord it wasn't good ... well-wrought paragraphs ... plot was not William Gibson's strong suit ... straight espresso ... give Stephenson 100 pages ... talented Ass Hat ... moral dilemma: stealing from ass-hats ... Internet ... whiz at Google searches ... weekly pick: Motorcycle Diaries ... Che Guevara had me on his t-shirt ... why he's famous ... imagining people complexly ... weekly pick: tardisk ... comes with a guitar pick


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336. Infant Grenade

Fri, 06 May 2016 22:02:47 +0000

Work hours ... take swift action ... yay me ... bowtie Friday ... on fleek af ... hella copter ... sh*tton ... semi pick: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World ... stole my pick ... Dad would definitely have crushed you ... you've had 2 parents ... 2, 2, 2, 4! 2, 2 ... moral implications of sperm bank ... missed out on some money ... mortgaged to the hilt ... weekly pick-like-thing: flow beehive ... honeycomb display/dispenser ... speaking of words with vowels ... battle at dawn ... PVC catapults ... Kahn management skills ... Hardcore History redux ... first religious debates ... weekly pick: WG Sebald, "On the Natural History of Destruction" ... fire-icane ... oh yeah, been there ... foley work ... weekly pick: Ken Follett, "World Without End" ... weekly pick: Book of Morman ... I'll call you ... do not call


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335. Baby Forearmor

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000

Spring in Ohio ... new Californication? ... hitting head with a hammer ... Portland when it’s sunny ... no sun for 11 months ... no Bad weather ... raindrops smaller ... really high humidity ... Four Guys Walk into a Pub ... Toot & Puddle ... weekly pick:  Hollie Hobby, “Toot and Puddle” ... reject it utterly with snide remarks ... simian reflexes ... baby forearm armor ... you’re just going to waste away ... criminal trip ... still on my to-do list ... no screen time until 2 yrs old ... good things on screens vs. bad ... how much can interact with it ... inviting passivity ... crashing hard against shore of reality ... ratio of good things to bad things ... a rule you can apply ... texting with friends vs. passive screen time ... counts as yay ... 17 yr old: hands are often ... be ready to change ... parenting strategies ... endorse bear’s position ... Mike’s UK trip ... driving is team effort ... weekly pick: Tep wireless pocket wifi ... songs they had made up ... weekly pick: “A Manual for Cleaning Women,” Lucia Berlin ... read through time on the set ... Dr. Who experience ... Caerphilly castle ... weekly pick:  Criminal Minds ... Don Montagne ... bleep!


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334. Donuthenge

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000

Cat's Schrödinger ... party wagon ... waggle my car's ears ... "allow me" ... bass up to "fracture things" ... roadtrip donuts ... Randy's Donuts ... what do you have hot? ... do you have cherry ... divide ways ... Tuff's Log ... alumni multi-day fiesta ... Naviance/Family Connection ... major apron strings ... million dollar burgers ... college vibe ... residential college experience ... DVC + Yale ... coasting vs. focused investing ... merit in being big fish ... find a small enough room ... BFSP ... Garfield's interesting past ... craft donuts ... speaking of structurally sound ... building weird stuff ... cornhenge ... service + reflection ... loaning you academic empowerment ... data analytics major ... relevance of graduate program ... humans = bacteriological growth ... weekly pick:  Randy's Donuts ... weekly pick:  roadsideamerica.com ... lighthouse on my way home ... weekly pick:  AirBnB ... nice personality ... Hitler meant well ... vrbo.com


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333. Pretty Good Sharpie

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 16:00:00 +0000

Typos ... first used words ... always up early ... top off the baby ... jump on the baby grenade ... apple encryption ... All Writs Act ... Citizens United, what? ... subpoenas for speech ... Ted Olsen retained by Apple ... PGP from a tshirt ... Sharpie ... Graydon Carter and Spy magazine ... Trisha Yearwood on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me ... weekly pick: History of Japan video www.youtube.com—watch ... books for the baby (including Thing Explainer) ... Video on cane toads ... weekly pick: goblinscomic.org ... weekly pick: www.youtube.com—watch ... Nationalism and socialism in one package ... weekly pick: Hindi movie Drishyam


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332. 140 Percent Not Me

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:19:20 +0000

Bear is a sucker ... the whole enterprise ... radioactive funny material ... dealing with cognitive dissonance ... McEnroe, Kanye, oh my ... instruments of war are so cool ... definition of hypocrisy has changed ... imagine people complexly ... Welcome Buster! ... cluster of cells ... microorganisms ... bags of water filled with scum ... 140% not me ... genetic fine tuning ... scientific model proves the Earth doesn't exist ... I want to pop some popcorns ... weekly pick: NASA travel bureau posters ...  www.dezeen.com—nasa-jet-propulsion-laboratory-retro-style-posters-space-travel ... can someone please attack me? ... Governors behind bars ... sit out until others beat each other up ... advocating Duberger's law ... no ideological parties ... star bellied sneeches ... the party of "I got mine" ... white slaves, and the Irish ... ethnic Irish food ... three ratholes from something ... no mentioned that ... advice women tell women ... margin of error for IQ tests ... conflicting advice ... you'd like it too much ... neighborhood bonfire ... Ken Burns documentaries ... weekly pick: Coup, Love Letter ... weekly pick: candied walnuts ... www.cooks.com—glazed-pecan-holiday-nuts.html ... imgur.com—4ycoQ ... weekly pick: Devil Wears Prada


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331. Welcome Milton!

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:11:16 +0000

has it been 9 months ... metaslap ... have you seen the trend line?? ... DNA on the Internet ... Milton ... during the podcast ... checking out skills ... get tired just thinking about it ... birth plan out the window ... cut the cord? no thanks ... but I haven't washed my hands ... pacifier falls on floor ... if I fail to interrupt you, you';ve got to stop me ... birth coach ... it was all good ... life back in paper thin slices ... letting go process ... name an experience that humbled you ... the Badminton Story ... "kicked out" is strong ... trounced by 37 year old woman and her mother ... bring it back down ... I don't have an answer to that ... ethical lapse ... weekly pick: Moment for iPad ... weekly pick: do not reset iPhone clock ... no backdoor ... 3 judges sign off ... weekly pick: Room ... weekly pick: asana ... stringing Bear along


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330. Not a Crazy Liar

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:19:55 +0000

Tight backs ... 'wake up in a puddle of your own drool' medicine ... snoring ... peak Kindle ... Comic Times ... subsidized agriculture ... harley davidson tariffs ... maximin - maximize minimum payoff ... concern about Trump as next president ... he's a liar, not a crazy liar ... fascist tendency in democracies ... Hitler's charisma ... Day the Clown Cried - Jerry Lewis's movie he never wanted shown  ... JK Rowling book ... Amazon lumberyard and the zombie apocalypse ... not so much a pick Golgo 13 - mildly entertaining ... weekly pick: Michael Howard's "The Invention of Peace" ... weekly pick: Melissa McCarthy in "Identify Thief" and everything else she's in  ... weekly pick: "Spy"


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329. Flaming Out

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 17:00:00 +0000

Technology today ... OLED technology for TV ... ladders on staircases ... ports and HDMI ... Just Dance on the Wii ... Sonos to the TV? ... Wii, iPod, Roku, DVD/VCR ... Everything is available, right? ... Video of first Super Bowl ... media buy for primaries ... James Abram Garfield ... most incompetent suicide bomber ... weekly pick: 99 invisible podcast ... sending ice to India ... plaques in Boston ... fires deadly in CA, not earthquakes ... redesigned Chinatown ... weekly pick: NPR One ... weekly pick: The Flavor Bible ... cocktails with flavors ... salmon with vanilla ... annotating physical books ... physical book triggers idea recall


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328. Fourth Wall

Sat, 13 Feb 2016 03:52:15 +0000

Fiber, you know? ... not the mute button ... 3-day blackout ... use or lose it potluck ... potluck baby ... dragon snow melting device ... snow thieves ... cold war vs. today ... natural erosions ... we have dykes ... social security ponzi scheme ... the definition of "macro" ... what if we all just get smaller ... Logan's Run ... weekly pick: The Man in the High Castle ... the REALLY big focus group ... 2-day gratification ... story within a story ... breaking down the 4th wall ... minimal rewrite alternate reality ... weekly pick: Ex Machina ... Gattica-ish ... Supernatural ... skip and catch up ... past season 5 ... French Mistake ... Maureen Johnson ... getting out of the conversation alive ... weekly pick: Real Escape Games ... AT&T Park ... favorite sport: extroversion ... Buckaroo Banzai Institute ... Intellectual Capitol?? ... Landlord's Game ... collaborative Monopoly ... training generations of capitalists ... dollar sign eyes ... weekly pick: Hardcore History podcast ... JengaCon ... pikers ... depths of human depravity ... Steven Pinker acolytes ... you call yourself an outlier ... CrashCourse videos ... Dead Pool movie ... hard R rating ... skullpoopl ... valentines day trailer ... breaking the 4th wall


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327. Spoiler Alert

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:14:02 +0000

Radiocity ... edited lives ... weekly pick: September 11 Memorial ... western concept of grief counseling ... bottling up unhappiness ... we're doomed to make wrong attributions ... multiple motives ... how should I know why I did that ... because he is one ... imagine others complexly ... nickname: Gotham ... watching where the cows walked ... justice vs. forgiveness ... psychological affects physical? ... will I die this year ... last minute will business ... slow death ... fake warning ... impression of infallibility ... statute of limitations on spoilers ... don't out all the chaff ... spoiler graph ... the joys of being manipulative ... lie succeeds without repercussions ... dubious rationale ... how the world really works ... weekly pick2: The Big Short ... enjoy stories more knowing the ending ... enjoying the ride ... the value of the plot twist ... google spoilers ... unfriend the British ... weekly pick: Making A Murderer ... Serial (podcast) ... fallibility of human memory ... weekly pick: Three Luigis in Brooklyn ... weekly pick: Colt Express


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326. Stone Your Cat

Sat, 12 Dec 2015 17:19:15 +0000

Brewster Rocket cone of shame ... pet drama ... cat dentistry ... stoned cat ... to be fair ... oh look, the bed's empty ... do you mind?? ... wizards at correlation _...cat jenga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOyZojbYUEA ... bat feces ... dramatizing journalism ... professional audio book reader ... closet opera ... jonashua ... trev/tyler/taylor ... war on Terra ... Spotlight redux ... not true TrueFacts ... Smarter Every Day ... muscle memory ... riding a real bike ... slow down and do it right ... perfect practice makes perfect ... Stroop effect ... Weekly Pick: "Ancillary Justice" Ann Leckie ... Weekly Pick: Force and State Craft ... Weekly Pick: Jessica Jones ... Weekly Pick: Broadchurch ... January Jones ... terrible bond girl ... unknown Whedon series ... Hank and John ripped us off ... their show is actually good ... dubious advice


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325. Demon in Human Form

Sat, 05 Dec 2015 17:00:00 +0000

Inviting yourself to Thanksgiving ... bears in the rain ... foolishness of our elders ... richer ... insight into our teenagers ... Alton Brown's turkey advice ... charcoal turkey ... survey the turkey ... black and blue steak ... botulism spores ... least desirable garnishes ... Ohio botulism outbreak ... 5-hour energy ... billions in change ... the hyper-rich ... subsidizing his philanthropy ... big business lobby ... hopes and prayers vs. action ... money gets poured into both sides ... voting for judges ... first Asian-American judge with an Italian name ... Tony Bologna ... weekly pick: Trainwreck... weekly pick: Spotlight ... weekly pick: cutthroat kitchen – celebrity chefs ... demon in human form ... weekly pick: father/daughter beatbox battle part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg1qLJ_6-LE ... lifestrawed again


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324. Sweep Your Email

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 05:58:02 +0000

gooood ... read papers during meetings ... culture of everyone in a room ... surprise Dave ... stand-up meetings ... you know you work for me, right? ... weekly pick: slack ... push notifications ... like the Devil ... "do smart things" then ignore ... scathing indictment of email ... delightfully, its not me ... sweep your email ... can't imagine ... give it a try ... critical mass ... stuff shouldn't be free ... weekly pick: moth party ... interspersed with conversation ... double plus parfait ... weekly pick: cocktailcourier.com ... I'll take up ... weekly pick: Hank Green intro https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H4pQKpjWi9s#; ... twenty lines hitherto undiscovered


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323. Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 15:35:29 +0000

The ol' mute button ... biggest indoor recording studio ... a subset of Yosemite ... Steve Jobs lookalike ... podcasting with glasses ... drugstore readers ... scatter them around your house ... spring-loaded micro-glasses ... brains are so cool ... thanks for the new eyes ... injection of OOOH ... very clockwork orange ... should have expected the smell ... body grabs it ... over power ... tinder costume ... weekly pick: Aziz Ansari, "Modern Romance" ... changes in dating ... marry for utility or love ... interested in dating and lazy ... Nerdcon stories ... hanging with Steven Brust ... paper is no longer a problem ... telephone Pictionary ... 23 is great ... spiders at a campfire ... literature + superheroes ... he said she said ... bang the walking dead ... weekly pick: New York Neofuturists, "Too much light makes the baby go blind" ... weekly pick: fried baloney sandwich ... weekly pick: Psyche ... Jeff on Castle ... Dave's contretemps with rap artist Dessa tinyurl.com—HeSaidSheSaid-HubCap2015 ... Hanks great kick off speech. ...se habla Gilgamesh: Hanks kick off m.youtube.com—watch # ... Convocation and humorous history of story, Paul. Of Paul and Storm youtu.be—zPi0-S4EFgg ... Closing that session, wow, storm: m.youtube.com—watch #


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322. Two Cat Night

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Lowest grade virus ... hayfeverish ... soap bubble test ... the Big One ... 99.9% no fireball of death ... 2-cat-night ... Sense8 redux ... campy lines ... closure + 30 seconds ... cranky about prose ... anti-pick: Wesley Chu, "Time Salvager" ... let me see this freak ... vision like us mortals ... almost Lasik surgery ... Doc Ock style ... late 40's denial ... Bear telling ... not a vehicle ... frailty of memory ... ... weekly pick: pitch fx ... trove of data ... cran.r-project.org—pitchRx.pdf cran.r-project.org—pitchRx.pdf ... weekly pick: Ted Talks ... weekly pick: July 1914 ... Earl or Viscount Grey ... taking shots at Tuchman ... Best Pope Ever


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321. Chrestomathy

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Boehner's resignation ... creepy hand ... Skype emoticons ... weekly pick: Welcome to Nightvale podcast ... Saffron Herndon, 10 yr old comic ... Laundromat comedy show ... attending comedy club as teens ... Louis CK cinnabon sketch ... Pogo as epithet ... Eddie Izzard ... Front row for Hippo #2 ... weekly pick: Free H.L. Mencken books on Kindle ... weekly pick: Original Amazon series "Catastrophe" ... bonus pleasure: Simon Pegg ... The Peripheral redux


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320. Love Rhombus

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:58:18 +0000

emoticons ... computer vs. ipad ... happiness = lowered expectations ... dali lamas and cheap software ... school starting ... neighborhood vagrant ... son, you're in no condition to stand ... you're it ... stupid tax ... takes a while to figure out that he's nice ... art of the wheedle ... wait! - my cat's biting me. OK, moving on ... public service request ... fourguysmail@gmail.com ... Dave really wants to replace his lost Osprey Eclipse 32+5 large camelback attachment to a backpack, preferably blue and white www.trailspace.com—eclipse-32+5 ... Richard! ... Bow Tie Friday ... Bear is visually intriguing ... weekly coffee to discuss academic literature ... weekly pick: The Peripheral by William Gibson ... Bear bought used the actual book he used years ago ... weekly pick: The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins ... weekly pick: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson ... weekly pick: sense8 netflix series ... dave's-guy-over-here-ina ... love rhombus


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319. Talented Asshats

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Pausing for Richard ... perfect summer weather ... need for common vacation ... stereotypes for different nationalities ... Americans tip ... Robin Williams' diagnosis ... really talented asshats ... Moral Scott Card ... dichotomy of thought ... imagining others complexly ... Johnny Carson ... I'm a complete idiot ... Jeni's recovery from listeria outbreak ... udderly clear ... coffee ice cream with Via ... Low Countries vacation with naps ... local vacation in San Francisco with comedians ... she's pregnant!!! ... weekly pick: article about Dave's dad www.contracostatimes.com—longtime-orinda-resident-helped-streamline-first-response-with-e911 ... where is the high road and are you on it? ... weekly pick: www.franceandson.com for replica furniture ... www.aphaus.com—... www.franceandson.com—... weekly pick: belgian waffles made from dough ... weekly pick: SwiftKey Keyboard ... pickish: the Wire


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318. 30 Percenters

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000

Intentional lack of caffeine ... weather in the midwest ... weather taken for granted ... BYOT (bring your own toilet) ... Republican debate drinking games ... debate points per minute ... Last Daily Show ... WWF ... Trump ... Why settle for the lesser evil? ... weekly pick: Bang, the Walking Dead (card game) ... The Joe Schmo show, a reality show for one person ... weekly pick: video of Stanley Milgram's obedience to authority figures experiment www.youtube.com—watch ... marketing survey experiment where someone needs help ... higher expectations for humanity than the data supports ... weekly pick: Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger ... world naked bike ride teaser


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317. Pure Applesauce

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00:51:14 +0000

Very small circle ... hehe you said "moron" ... think-cast ... crazy-ass hotel ... Supreme Court:  a good week for America ... I'm moving to Russia ... maybe Syria? ... SCOTUS Blog ... how far we've come ... die and be replaced ... confederate flag issue ... hate crime or terrorism ... call a spade a spade ... suicide or murder ... suicide by cop ... weekly pick:  David Strauss, "The Living Constitution" ... originalism on both sides ... pure applesauce ... what that Congress meant at that time ... Thomas' dissent ... marriage as an institution ... Scalia: a sore loser ... marriage as an increase in liberty ... argle bargle ... weekly pick: Mark Marin, WTF ... the President:  a logical, reasonable guy ... Attorney General's swearing in ... look, you're in my house ... Obama eulogy ... weird limbo ... screw you guys, I'm going to my ranch ... letter from the Joe Nobel Institute ... hang out with a stipend ... not just farting in church ... Putin didn't get the memo ... Georgia is fair game ... are we complacent? ... long tail distributions ... taking on Pinker ... weekly pick: google cardboard


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316. Take Your Readers Off & Dance

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:05:14 +0000

the weakest lync ... ten at ten ... mod squad ... that’s old people ... studying to being fat old man ... assume nothing about being old ... starting to wear out ... relatively and captive audience ... the dreamliner ... staying curious ... a tyke! ... taylor swift night ... more irrelevant ... learning Japanese ... daunting Japan ... walking trip through Japan ... law enforcement in Japan ... perished ... weekly pick: Mountain Goats, “Cotton” ... wordsmithing ... wearwolf child of an alcoholic ... take off his readers and dance ... our whole lives ... sex drives of old people ... I had that same dream too ... start surfing at 51 ... treadmill with a backpack ... John Muir Trail ... slightly nicer cars ... looming mortality ... wait until our car smashed up ... 3-year lease  ... firepit errors ... desert-scaping ... focus for conversation ... Fuego ... bing! “Noah” ... I got 8 mosquito bites ... disturb the tableau ... famous people from Toledo ... weekly pick: “What We Do in the Shadows” ... weekly pick: antilock brakes  ... weekly pick: smoker thermostat ... weekly pick: “The Heat” filmgopher & flixfindr


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315. Waiting for Pépe

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 01:17:00 +0000

Beach ball of death ... skunk power plays ... nuke and come back later ... I saw Caddy Shack ... appease the skunk ... contrite raccoon ... badger trainees ... raccoon mafia ... nasty koala ... now ridiculously impractical ... would prefer not to survive the crash ... Audi A8 ... fraternize with its peers ... not particularly close ... complete absence of sympathy ... hospice, again? ... fraudulent stage 4 lung cancer ... national cremation society ... no refrigeration ... executorness ... convoluted next of kin ... thanks a pantload ... Doctor ... weekly pick: Burn It Down ... weekly pick: GEICO ad ... canvas for short film ... weekly pick: The Toast ... Dali: "Dial it down" ... weekly pick: Scream ... meta horror film ... artisanal toast ... anti-pick: can I stream it


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314. Dear Sunshines Cosmetics

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Stephen King: piker 

4 guys phishing scheme

1790 Nigerian prince

amusingly juvenile

nostalgia/good writing

weekly pick:  The Shining 

creepy as F

 Joe-Bob

weekly pick: Diary of Anne Frank

the other Anne Frank

Old Harlem

bombed political office

not nuked if from orbit


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313. Normally, I'd be dead by now

Sun, 31 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Ah! flowers for mother 

valkyrie mothers 

weekly pick: Patrick Rothfuss, “The Name of the Wind” 

Watership Down 

normally I’d be dead by now 

certain commodity 

sticks in my memory 

I’ve never seen this movie 

Denzel Washington tank battle 

scary tank battles 

Book of Mormon 

Avengers 2 

wait, wait, you see commercials? 

best local basketball team 

can’t watch less sports 

that’s embarrassing 

energetic fan base 

did you sing the autumn wind 

winter soldier elevator scene 

weekly repeat pick: The Prestige 

weekly pick:  Fury 

WWII reenactment 

a lot to keep track of 

beach ball robot for real 

healthily

weekly pick:  stitcher app 


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312. Trusted System

Sat, 30 May 2015 14:06:49 +0000

Outlook and gmail ... sync or sink ... GTD ... transcribing audio ... Evernote ... loan number(s) ... getting our info from corporations ... weekly pick: scannable ... weekly pick: textever/snapentry ... use native iOS and android for voice to text ... weekly pick: Omar Bridge bridge app ... time lord party ... Draco hug www.youtube.com—watch ... hiding pints of jeni’s ice cream ... uni-tasking - do one thing at at time


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311. Second Cheapest

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000

A curious week ... if it weren't for the country music ... nail-head divot ... screaming from Nashville ... I don't want to ... hammering out your tooth ... dental school faculty ... the Queen of one room ... random people in authority ... Jesuit rules ... sitting Presidents ... Mocoto Restaurant in Sao Paulo www.tripadvisor.com—Restaurant_Review-g303631-d2315788-Reviews-Mocoto-Sao_Paulo_State_of_Sao_Paulo.html ... cracklins ... Southern miso ... good interview food ... weekly pick: Oral B Pulsar ... drone shoots ... dopp kit ... a sponge bag ... weekly pick: Backstrom ... weekly pick: "Get in Trouble," Kelly Link ... second cheapest


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310. Double Blind

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000

Shindig ... beer madness ... Division 3 beers ... wild ass guessing ... blowing up etymologies ... another quartile ... rye humor ... double blind tasting ... inconsistent ice ... stink ice ... out of state ice ... Old Overholt ... taste descriptors ... give them another shot ... I don't know it's terrible ... Rendezvous and Willet ... I only drink to excess ... ice cream as big as your head ... mudslide, ages ago ... brain damaging picnic ... mudslide recipe ... alcohol as adultness ... B-17 raid ... conflicted pilot ... snopes: true ... weekly pick:  Casablanca ... 3 writers ... often the villain ... shocked, shocked I am ... tetris ... so cursed ... weekly pick: Lapham's Quarterly ... quasi pick: "Under the Dome," Stephen King ... some of the corniest crap ... climbing on Washington's head ... weak pick: convenient cushions ... weak pick: Talking Carl ... speaks for itself ... weekly pick: fart story: hahasforhoohas.com—the-fart-that-almost-altered-my-destiny... The Storm ... weekly pick: In the Loop


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309. Hospice Mill

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 19:06:33 +0000

Defunked ... exposed power cable ... macbook air power ... tape cassette adapter ... life is really too short, for us ... flowchart for the blues ... unrequested hospice ... Bear’s a doctor ... respect the narrative structure ... lots of co-morbidities ... connection to his dealer ... Richard’s on the call ... unwitting executor ... set the estate on fire ... Eames lounge chair ... bring me the strong whiskey ... a well used first baseman mitt ... weekly pick: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver ... Yet another book by Ian Banks ... Kukli Russian puppet satire show ... weekly pick: The Hydrogen Sonata by Ian Banks ... alphabetized their words ... weekly pick: Dreaming Spies by Laurie King ... weekly pick: Wired magazine essay “The End of Theory" archive.wired.com—pb_theory ... Bear numbers


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308. The Full Louis Wu

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000

"old" water damage ... super absorbent ... Pi Day ... key lime ... the full Louis Wu ... encryption is female ... just bring it ... cat subdual ...curing back yard ... donuts at home ... putting the kitsch in kitchen ... cheater donuts ... http://www.thekitchn.com/these-are-the-easiest-doughnuts-youll-ever-make-tips-from-the-kitchn-214105 ... churros ... Houston, we have lift-off ... the Ignition Event ... donut crawl ... progressive dinners ... Anne Amie Vineyards ...bicycle balance ... we're married now ... every culture's fried dough ... phoosh ... cuisine based on a dare ... silk work pupae ... I thought they'd be dead ... have to step up … texture is horrifying ... pupae crawl ... 2 pi day ... McConaughey Lincoln ad spoof ... new star wars movies ... weekly pick: Pic's Peanut Butter ... suffer no more ... rootbeer tasting ... weekly pick: Fitz root beer ... weekly pick: Doris Kearns Goodwin, "The Bully Pulpit" … recurring history ... constant re-invention ... weekly pick: Paul Kennedy, "Engineers of Victory"


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307. I Need to Breathe

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 23:47:22 +0000

A quorum ... what? ... depending on the brick ... I'm texted and green ... yonder window ... a nicer dictator ... DDOSing us ... N. Korea may be rightly worried ... 3-laugh from Dave ... the money shot ... to prise a laugh ... or poison, of course ... using my laugh/vomit muscles ... IMG Fave ... addicted in 30 seconds ... depressed goat ... but not a European woodpecker ... www.facebook.com—video.php ... sorry, what? ... lion and 2 guys ... didn't you read Life of Pi? ... Todd Barry ... the momentum of laughing ... keeping the balloon in the air ... stop, stop, I need to breathe ... nobody likes dogs named Fifi ... comedy:  a left turn ... human head transplants ... noble sacrifice ... clone a body without a brain ... village vanguard ... get a hamburger ... Thomas Keller, Per se ... Masa ... Blue Hill at Stone Barns ... base price $310 ... Momofuku Ko ... Morimoto ... anti-pick: Dynamo Donuts ... Champaign, Illinois:  best donut ... transcendent ... hot unfilled filled donuts ... weekly pick:  Space Team ... weekly pick: tweet slide show ... weekly pick: Outlook for phone ... shockingly good ... weekly pick:  Jenner, CA ... weekly pick: Where the hell is Matt?


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306. Dogbearlion

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000

Because it's Skype ... endless emoji ... are you mad at me ... all sneeze ... cable dumping ... crap calls on your cell ... find my iPhone ... Bluetooth chirper ... one phone to rule them all ... first gen ipad ... buy another device ... as they count their money ... community of complainants ... spelling problems ... seriously just run spellcheck ... why have 2 spelling errors in cover letter ... in turd in California ... So ... reprehensible Charlie ... pattern of intolerance ... remarkable Pope ... Tibetan mastiff ... dogbearlion ... hour of the wolf ... weekly pick: Gendered Language In Teacher Reviews www.nytimes.com—is-the-professor-bossy-or-brilliant-much-depends-on-gender.html ... weekly pick: closed captioning device (in movie theater) ... weekly pick: Moebius, "Airtight Garage"


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305. Farewell, Hippocampus

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:00:00 +0000

We're getting old, my friend ... social activism by taking vacation ... vacation from chemo ... what flu feels like ... dropping the ball ... protesting everything ... temporary cognitive decline ... police lip sync ... a pip behind Gladys Night ... humanizing the police ... bad lip reading ... weekly pick: Selma ... cheeses me off ... oversimplified, made-up sniper ... don't watch the preview ... well-informed member of our society ... John McCutcheon: folk singer ... nimble song-writer ... Iris Dement concert ... lazy Christmas ... don't care about Russia; just love my kid ... Anna Akhmatova poems ... better than sliced bread ... awesome phone instructions ... an ad for trains ... London taxi-cab brain study ... withering hypocampus ... keen barbarian navigation skills ... really, KB? ... bed yams ... indo NEE sia ... The Snails ... a color older than dirt ... weekly pick: Ecorox waterproof Bluetooth speaker ... weekly pick: The Preacher ... comic collection ... spyder solitare


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304. Eye Phone

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:10:57 +0000

Stop the video ... smelly salivating cat ... pheromone collars, for people ... 25 pounds to you and me ... camel cat ... insurance info ... non-stroke ... iPhone mirth ... project 60 ... techno-savvy oldsters ... texting all the time ... evil yik-yak ... teenage life echo chamber ... plus side ... not accruing status ... soggy cupcakes ... going hammer and tongs ... retaliation becomes impossible ... not sanguine about the investment ... early radio and net neutrality ... comments sections do nothing for humanity ... but up/down voting improves ... undercover on facebook ... groups for sub-posting ... acquaintances ... weekly pick: Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle ... Charlie Hebdo attack ... weekly pick: Charlie Hebdo donations page www.donspep.caissedesdepots.fr ... weekly pick: Hank Green's list of videos 2014 ... Broadchurch


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303. Death AND Comedy

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000

2 out of 3 is bad ... can't do it all online? ... TurCthulu https://www.pinterest.com/pin/431008626812635539/ ... weekly pick: Interseller on IMAX ... Imitation Game ... Bill Erwin: badass comic genius ... substantially less dead ... "Oh, Mr. Noodle!" ... "shipping" some characters ... cats as dinner ... weekly pick: married to the sea, sharing machine (http://thenewsharingmachine.com/products/kitty-18x24-print) ... kayaking in a storm ... Colbert swangsonging ... surprise Smaug ... weekly pick: Retinal displays ... one eye distance ... Wired for less than 28-year-olds ... hanging out in space http://space.about.com/od/earthpictures/ig/Earth-Pictures/Bruce-McCandless.htm#step-heading ... installed roller coaster


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301. Three Pleasers

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000

18 year job ... not thinking of the college one ... one of 16 ... I'm going to be the funny one ... three pleasers ... only one planned ... no belly button ... nickname: "Adam" ... useless but potentially dangerous ... tipping point surgery ... Tolkienologists ... weekly pick:  Goodbye Mr. Chips ... polkas vs. waltzes ... demanders to the moon ... the real Full Monty ... a 10 on the enneagram ... the button ... a truth not worth knowing ... how about I hit you? ... squirrel experiment ... shorted neurons ... weekly pick: gasoline leaf blower ... stand of bamboo ... the long answer is "yes" ... Drinkable Book ... weekly pick: F.lux ... jailbreakin' the ipad ... weekly pick: Amazon music streaming ... except for Taylor Swift ... norcaljazz.com


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302. Ancien-er Regime

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000

Dave is not spineless ... this is not a David ... new avatar ... lost her 8 ... losing a skype account ... sine qua non ... anciener regime ... waves of non-democracy ... pissing off the monarchists ... pronoun trouble ... more pig, less nazi ... remastered cartoons ... The Crusher! ... a Bugs man ... double paychecks ... add your ex-wife ... you're not on my plan, pal ... yell at me here ... bobbling the One Line ... weekly pick: Zinio App ... dozen subscriptions ... Dwell magazine ... phone quality ... weekly pick: Absorbtion ... Five Nights at Freddy’s ... no down time ... IJM catalog ... conversation about gender ... departing from the gender binary ... gloom and glitch ... 7 billion genders ... convenient place to start ... native American 3rd gender role ... gross personalities ... weekly pick: knee replacement surgery ... weekly pick: quizlet ... luckily, I don't learn anything anymore ... full of contempt ... teaching in Italian ... Mike's French pays off


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300. Remarkable Grace

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:57:49 +0000

Validating Richard ... the Lion, the Witch, and the Dune ... skype got Richard ... Quint from Jaws ... stay out of the air ... the big 3 – oh – oh ... alienating everyone ... Alex, Jarvis, colossus, skynet ... functional optimus prime costume ... Ruth Baby Ginsburg ... I'm wearing a cast ... didn't stand up to a mugger ... top cool cat ... let me have it ... Criminal Minds ... spoiler fun ... secret serial killer ... Mandy = Inigo ... Peg & Marshall ... straight answers ... got the relationship thing figured out ... remarkable grace:  relentlessly polite ... weekly pick: Maximizing Happiness Through Intimate Communication ... Ouch ... how much do you care ... "more than life itself" ... Mike? ... with your cellmate ... autonomy ... bad at dying ... too readily cross the line ... for your own good ... quality of life ... weekly pick: Board Empire ... weekly pick: Lord of the Rings on audible ... weekly pick: "Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future" ... Neil Stephenson pseudonym: Steven Burry ... Cobweb ... Interface


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299. WAR on Jeter

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0000

everyone offline ... black keys ... manifest showmanship ... sudden focus ... automatic social experiment ... plagiarism detection software ... jaywalking entrapment ... entrapping shop ... 11% rate of lying liers ... repeat plagiarizers ... speaking of cheater ... sabermetricians ... discretion too large a part of his valor ... hall of fame inconsistency ... foul taste in my mouth ... fear the lifestraw ... Jeter rant ... wins above replacement ... what's this baseball stuff ... weekly pick:  Steven J. Gould, "Full House" ... 7-footers ... centered on 260 ... weekly pick: Numbers (vimeo.com—35375393) ... appreciative inquiry ... a number of effective processes ... weekly pick: 3 Questions ... and how did you die? ... posthoc this ... provoking uncontrolled reactions ... people who prefer complexity ... oh yeah, great personality


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298. Greek God of Statistics

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0000

15 seconds of silence … you should definitely go … Derek Jeter … I know he’s an athlete … stand-up guy, not great player … vorp … greek god of walks … weekly pick: chemotherapy for Dads … speaking of fast-thinking doctors … random medicines … hazing new doc’s … take out appendix, yeah, yeah … nobody better bash Cal Ripkin … blahblahblah … statistical package … London statistician … finishing each other’s sandwiches … give me a week … 5 out of 3 statisticians … lots of variables … weekly pick:  Brian K. Vaughan, “Y: The Last Man” … weekly pick:  Luther … weekly pick:  Ordinary People … this is acting … Judd Hirsh taxi driver … weekly pick: the Oatmeal & bees … True Detectives redux … Mistborne redux


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297. There's a Box?

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:28:54 +0000

Pronoun trouble ... introvert and extrovert ... dancing on chairs ... adding a 4th ... comic geniuses doing good for the world ... Cosby inspires awe ... Garrison talent ... not safe for radio ... old man carousing ... stop before the last child ... weekly pick: Two Dots ... 2048 ... are you sure you want to know ... hazmat warning:  cookie clicker ... yik yak peril ... anonymous = bad ... teaching moment ... 1-day experiment ... disposable- vs. no-handle ... something to do about it ... deidentifying ... social learning ... hard to stamp out ... weekly pick:  Inequality for All ... 1/3 NFL players get brain injuries ... triple domestic violence shelter ... #whyIstayed ... mano-a-mano against Bear ... record holder of grievances ... “There’s a box?!” ... kind of a relief ... comma would protect Mandela ... I’m not that old ... we are the MPs ... weekly pick: Bernard Cromwell, “Sharpe’s Tiger” ... weekly pick: Dr. Who new season


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296. Warming Our Cockles

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000

Step off ... non-muscle parts ... Dublin's American song ... Gilbert Malone ... Maryland fight song ... Napoleon U-Turn ... V for Vendetta ... spurn the Northern scum ... Tufte's poster ... Washington conference ... hotel dollars ... hotel on fire ... internecine warfare ... Billy Collins live ... weekly pick: Hyperion ... warned you 2-volume novel ... epiphany: books program expectations ... unemcumbered by evidence ... over-expectations ... the truth denies simplicity ... books with dog-poop endings ... balanced diet of outcomes ... but that depressing ... new best friend ... engrossing ... tree as rich pattern ... weekly pick: how the sun sees you: tinyurl.com—pwpa8v7 tinyurl.com—pwpa8v7 ... what if the sun disappears: tinyurl.com—p33jpcj tinyurl.com—p33jpcj ... weekly pick: Thomas Was Alone ... Two Dots ... hardwired location-sense


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295. Cyclopean Winds

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000

This person is unstable ... becoming not ready ... reverse time button ... drop off at college ... Katalina's pancake balls ... roadside attractions ... bone installation ... Darwinian rabbits ... do not drive into smoke ... watercoolers ... amazing Carlsbad Caverns ... back in the world of film ... dungeon crawl ... lavabeds national monument ... cyclopean winds ... lovecraftian landscapes ... crater lake ... St. Louis arch ... mixture of claustrophobia and agoraphobia ... mans got to know his limitations ... champions of the west ... barbequed oyster birthday ... R.A. Salvator D&D stories ... back into Well World ... gender swap ... tree people ... answer the door hypo ... return the box full ... makin' friends ... weekly pick: In your Eyes ... [mini-pick] ... weekly pick: cat genie ... we're mesmerized ... weekly pick: Suits ... Much Ado About Acting ... Ebert could bring down the hammer ... weekly pick: Girl, Interrupted ... Old Hats ... Brown Sugar Café ... Six Sigma class


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294. Kickstart Me

Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:28:58 +0000

In the private sector, they have that ... could you repeat all that again? ... 11 phone lines ... IP over voice ... the Amazon turk ... potato salad kickstarter ... kickstarter for academic research ... experiment.com ... 10,000 failures ... skype killed my groove ... kickstarter fraud ... D&D documentary ... kickstarter for legal fees ... reputation ... really do have to be creative ... order of the stick kickstarter ... keeping kickstarter powder dry ... give us enough money and we'll stop ... weekly pick: John Legend, video of "You and I" ... weekly pick: Threadless, Attaque du Chat Ninja ... weekly pick: Darius Tucker, "Wagon Wheel" ... weekly pick: True Detective


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293. Bathroom Fridge

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:08:06 +0000

bing, Mike is here ... down to a couple boxes ... bathroom fridge ... mango ice cream with rum-infused mangos ... Reds – Giants ... Jeni's small desserts ... which Bear? ... child Bear ... What the H*&# were you thinking? ... Erol-Bear ... 90 minute wrong number ... good time last night ... what homeless people need ... homeless & mental illness ... power in boldness ... Monsters of Nerd Rock ... Driftless Pony Club & Weezy Waiter ... Harry & the Potters ... fun coat check ... married life ... hothouse ... Rush Creek Village ... fridge sink stove ... Wu House ... pawpaw liqueur ... Highland Estates ... weekly pick: pebble watch ... zero world problem ... Dave's Dad's chemo ... departing daughter ... crafting a sociopath ... weekly pick: World Cup ... leaders in Mid-East doing awful things ... Tim Howard phenomenon ... living in a museum ... weekly pick: sonos ... weekly pick: Andrew Hwang, "Show me where ya noms at"


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292. Playing the Organs

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000

tablet alternative ... awkward right-clicking ... no really, we have to talk ... blueprints on phone ... are we all on? ... no a race, much ... new car thrill ... no energy cost ... four miles per hour ... transporting the electricity ... car buyers subsidizing ... around town car ... I'm in a spaceship mother f***er ... driving like Dave ... who's responsible for google crash ... buggy whips ... fridge box trucks ... ice cream cone vehicles ... baby refrigerator conundrum ... no more adverbs ... has to hurt your head ... non-enjoyable mystery ... bum-vertiser ... Daniel Lewin ... make 1000 computers ... playing the old organ ... double pick: Saga ... tracing Oi Wuk ... George RR Martin the slacker ... Dan Brown popcorn ... weekly pick: Rob Thomas, "Thousand Dollar Tan Line" ... weekly pick: Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done ... weekly pick: Brandon Sanderson, "Mistborn" ... Much Ado About Nothing ... first half of 47 Ronin ... Snow White without dwarves ... fatal horror


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291. Because LeVar Burton

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000

California seasons ... desalination for Micronesia ... Nero selling marshmallows ... Mechanical Turk ... grad students managing surveys ... science projects and data ... transcribing lectures ... weekly pick: solar freakin' roadways!   ... weekly pick: LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow ... LeVar Burton on Reddit ... time for Mr. Rogers and a time for pitchforks ... kickstarter for Erfworld ... Veronica Mars ... weekly pick affirmation: Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends ... kickstarter for D&D documentary ... nerfighters and Alan Turing ... weekly pick: Realescapegame.com locked room puzzle ... stories with holes ... what does the fox say ... what does John Locke say ... www.nietzschefamilycircus.com


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290. Break One Plate

Sat, 31 May 2014 15:46:12 +0000

Sleep cycle application ... deeply asleep in 20 minutes ... backpacking of 2 weeks, or not ... spry ... Carrie ... break one plate approach ... spring in Ohio ... places in Berlin ... Bear in the woods in a house ... love good design ... caretaker of your house ... geothermal heat ... weekly pick: Lois McMaster Bujold "The Hallowed Hunt" ... weekly pick: scan life docs to evernote then shred ... GTD - toodledo, Any.do, Clear (a nested todo list) ... weekly pick: that cat that saved a child; H.P Lovecraft books "At the Mountains of Madness"


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289. Pork Store

Sat, 17 May 2014 15:31:55 +0000

Fourum ... lit up Thames ... meat in pastry ... yo-sushi ... best freakin' ramen ... black garlic ... infuse more fat ... sticky toffee pudding ... ordering lemonade at the pub ... barmaid from Canada ... Primark ... Kew Gardens ... not a drop of rain ... what a lovely child ... I'm not that complicated ... daughter weekend ... the Haight ... pork store ... store view ... density of vintage thrift stores ... Costco of used music ... first bat mitzvah ... eat eat eat ... world's greatest macaroons ... nerdscouting ... inspirational nerds ... Julie D'Abigny:  serious 17th-century badass ... Amanda Palmer ... The Oatmeal on Tesla Model S ... needless frustration ... pale shadow of a Tesla ... suicide doors ... honorary African American ... kissing doors ... hot and cold running shrimp ... balloons = fun ... weekly pick: Naked Statistics ... weekly pick: Ian Doescher, "The Empire Striketh Back" ... Yoda talks like this anyway ... weekly pick: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, "Saga" ... weekly pick: moon puzzle


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288. Too Big for Europe

Fri, 09 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000

Bottom of a well ...  smashing time at wedding ... break dancing cult ... back when I was a boy ... 25 college reunion ... happy to see the unimpressed ... more mature ... Professor: "leave" ... bonding in college ... what kind of bear is Bear ... too big for Europe ... Richard is baking .... Bear's honeymoon ... vacation mix of relaxation and exploration ... Sitges, Barcelona ... Catalan is not Spanish ... well blow me ... 7 years of Catalan ... vermouth bars ... vermouth from bad wine ... Gaudi ... no google maps ... Parisians are not rude ... unreservedly delightful ... weekly pick: "Arguably," Christopher Hitchens ... anti-pick: "Anathem," Neal Stephenson ... weekly pick: "The Way of the Kings," Brian Sanderson ... the Kindle Effect ... George R.R. is a slacker ... weekly pick: Bill Bryson, "Notes from a Small Island" ... weekly pick-like-thing: thenicestthingontheinter.net


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287. Living the Contrapositive

Sun, 04 May 2014 04:37:06 +0000

Poor Senegal ... led a moral life ... stature and disposition of a fireplug ... being born into this era/strata/nation ... conversely ... man born blind ... contrapositive contrapposto ... if q then p ... God hates figs ... angel wall ... Toronto book awards ... crop duster ... Erie, PA local news ... marching for dog justice ... blurnalism ... same contract news anchor ... cheerleaders' convention ... infinity gems ... urine town ... being an idiot at 14 ... weekly pick:  Catcher in the Rye ... beautiful, effective ... slow emotional rollercoaster going down ... weekly pick: "Hawkeye: My Life As a Weapon" ... overnight ship adventure ... Battle of Leyte Gulf ... launch torpedos ... weekly pick:  Makoto ... pooping gold ... playing Bear ... carding competition ... farting through silk


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286. Peaceful Hammering

Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:16:54 +0000

MRI willies ... corporate policies ... not a quiet experience ... 1% impurity ... you can feel it ... vacuuming MRIs ... weekly pick:  Ken Follet, “Pillars of the Earth” ... weekly pick:  Radio Lab ... anti-pick:  Half-life ... weekly pick: Genius app ... Ride, Captain, Ride


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285. You Had Me At Pants

Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:04:02 +0000

headphones said no ... MRI my foot ... overnight ship adventure ... WWII destroyers ... weekly pick:  Looper ... King Kong of Disney princesses ... male princesses ... castle in the sky ... time travel & violence ... weekly pick: About Time ... non-hobbit scenes ... you had me at pants ... some charm ... nasty brutish and short ... running persona ... slartibartfast ... taking liberties with Tolkien ... let it go song ... weekly pick: Connie Willis, “D.A." ... coursing through the self-referentials


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284. Without an Insignia

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000

Ukraine … more Ukraine … forgotten treaty to drag us into war ... language game ... ArXiv ... snarxiv.org—vs-arxiv ... weekly pick: Mark Millar Wolverine omnibus collection ... weekly pick: Hugh Howey Sand omnibus collection ... foot problems ... funglish ... are zombies illegal in arizona? ... weekly pick: talking carl has a fight m.youtube.com—watch ... anti pick, maybe?: Divergent series


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282.5 Put THAT in your Funk and Wagnall's

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:17:31 +0000

Put THAT In Your Funk and Wagnall's    listening to biathlon ... curling vs. bocce ... hog on ice ... bacon cocktail ... you put that in your Funk and Wagnall's ... places with good dialog ... diseases you be glad you don't have ... hospice ad ... Fault in Our Stars trailer ... weekly pick: Bagdad Café ... enigmatic ... dining club ... come to network ... steak and potatoes out my ... a burger if you must ... foie on toast ... try-out meal ... still armed ... podcast making your life better ... 10th Stephen R. Donaldson ... every tenth word is theorgy ... weekly pick: Will Eisner, The Best of The Spirit ... Neil Gaiman reviews suck ... getting around to Citizen Kane ... weekly pick: Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane ... PMMLB ... weekly pick: Stephen R. Donaldson, The Real Story


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283. Give Me An F

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 18:03:38 +0000

heathier ... 4th Season ... slip a fall ... weekly pick: Lego Movie ... weekly pick: “Tribes” by Nina Raine ... language around our parents ... I’m really pretty ... lego robot world series ... gracious professionalism ... not adults doing it ... can’t stop sports ... moral indignation ... good end of cheer ... the Columbus Event ... World Competitions ... exciting cortisone ... going out for beer/cheer ... tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow ... The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) ... carried away ... charades world series ... The Unbearable ... team charades ... taking daughter to YouthCon ... forced to eat PB&J ... weekly pick: Despicable Me 2 ... happy song ... Lego Movie redux ... what are you doing ... love support


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282. Nadir of Fashion

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000

American Hustle is fun ... nadir of fashion ... dappered.com ... running out of big cats ... Alcatraz ... product naming is hard ... Fresno Sanitary Landfill ... Taliesin piano ... managing kids ... so German ... can't do that in a car ... mind if I smoke ... one-on-one to London ... exchange program in a Stan ... reliving through your kids ... mortgage flight miles ... weekly pick: Keurig coffee makers ... French press is a pain in the neck ... Volt: "oh, yeah" ... molecular gastronomy's bad name ... chuck taylor waiters ... weekly pick: any.do ... 20 somethings startup ... Library of Congress ... best.library.ever ... tea overkill ... weekly pick: The Room


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281. Smarty Plants

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:30:00 +0000

Bull Durham - eh? ... everythings's off ... same bat time ... throwing a baseball at you ... Mike? ... run up to Christmas ... another adult ... raise you a ford focus ... no oil changes ... still more efficient ... battery advances ... daughter was educated ... taking physics ... many silver linings ... ultimate parking lot ... I'd love to go to Burning Man ... dorm room living ... 4-star Yurt ... default coal ... rainbow power ... max speed ... 0-5 feet is awesome ... '64 Lincoln safety ... steering wheel shaped bruise ... high albedo ... massive chassis ... speaking of biomechancial robots ... trees passing water ... you screwed me in 1404 ... Tolkien was right ... 4-start curmudgeon ... what's the word for desert? ... plant kin recognition ... 1-to-1 ... passing a turing test ... sentience ... except for that one ... why faces? ... lorax steaks ... weekly pick: Frozen ... best Disney princess movie ever ... movie about sisters ... Wicked good ... weekly pick: Pianist of Willesdon Lane ... weekly pick: Ford Focus electric ... weekly pick:  Rick Steves Travel Guides ... trivial pick: Sambal Oelec


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280. iStalk

Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:02:00 +0000

Score ... savage wit ... amusing lunch ... the dis in discipline ... gently punked ... iPhone travails ... upset kids ... never made parody, "Das Boot" ... sonar beep ... big brother santa claus ... UPS fun ... virtually fine ... weekly pick: UPS for cable modem and wifi ... electric car batteries for buildings ... attacked by bees ... more where that came from ... justice served ... giant in black trench coat ... intimidated population ... kickstarter for findable devices ... iPhone bricking ... weekly pick: The Room ... confirming that it was that bad ... Paint Your Wagon ... macklemore in concert ... swim through the crowd ... lost a glove ... Beatles as opening act ... creating a encore


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279. The Smaller One

Sat, 04 Jan 2014 17:08:00 +0000

iPad air ... getting really small things ... got fiat  ... compliance cars ... all electric 500e ... gocart  ... weekly pick:  improv everywhere ... made 17 things ... 8/8/08 ... weekly pick: Day of the Doctor  ... weekly pick: Fiat 500e


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278. Chatsbergers

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000

Sound check ... so frickin' exhausted ... sound of whiskers ... coasting on sleep ... swallowed by department ... waiting to get the things done ... initial skepticism ... car chase for integrity ... Trading Places ... esteemed senator from Minnesota ... once you've had a man with no legs ... miraculous fraud ... the Old Thin Man ... not the 5th season ... a long week ... basically 3 jobs ... pay to have this much fun ... 8 hours of work in us ... boss who wets his pants ... work-life balance ... worried about retirement ... pulling dirt ... now I have a challenge ... adaptable to fault ... emeritus oxygen tank ... ski with oxygen ... whip this out ... quarter million downloads ... joyful dialogs ... wire quoting ... partyware ... find a safe haven ... my marketing literature ... wordmap ... claim chattsburgers ... I hate assburgers ... weekly pick: the Thin Man ... weekly pick: "Devices and Desires," K.J. Parker ... weekly pick: Billy Collins, "Aimless Love" ... weekly pick: invisible bike helmet vimeo.com—43038579


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277. Free Market Thug

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 04:17:20 +0000

Skype hasn't changed, we have ... skype's got my money ... iPad as a desktop? ... nationwide talk ... quite a phone ... stone knives and bearskins ... make you upgrade ... read your email ... Google law suit ... don't be obviously evil ... deliver your name and likeness ... deemphasizing that motto ... MST3k accents ... a big cigar ... half-billion dollar fine ... balance the budget by keeping an eye on Google ... TOR ... moral merits of TOR ... empowering listeners ... chaotic rather than lawful ... ultra free market ... $80k hit ... safety in bitcoin ... hyperinflations ... how much my old man has learned ... singing horse ... small airports ... weekly pick: Device 6 ... weekly pick: Ender's Game ... weekly pick: Benedict Cumberbatch AMA


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276. Women Need More Sleep, Duke

Sat, 02 Nov 2013 15:15:49 +0000

Power outage ... garbage can problems ... emergency room fun ... tornado sighting ... commands as suggestions ... artistic differences with car ... land yacht ... 3 times screwed ... democratic earthquakes ... Olympus Has Fallen ... Mr. Anderson plays Elron ... dirtsian ... Ender's Game 3.5 stars ... Orson Scott Card is a bigot ... what are you doing man? ... Hitler was a painter ... deep down a pacifist ... women shouldn't ... women need more sleep, Duke ... men need to feel needed ... men cannot pick up chair ... Anne Frank redux ... headlines for more clicks ... unromanticized killings ... bad slaver ... slaver better ... on a lighter note ... Real Taylor Swift Quotes ... dissonance and ratholes ... Mario Andretti driver's license ... Macklemore concert ... expired passport ... no cash list ... weekly pick: Everything's Obvious ... weekly pick: Blink (again) ... weekly pick: waze app ... weekly pick: "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation," M.T. Anderson


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275. Long Stick in Tetris

Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:45:00 +0000

lag, here ... longer up ... weekly pick: Gravity ... boy has low orbit event ... wait for the stage production ... let's do it again in January ... company shutdown ... data center won awards ... Now You See Me ... Liaisons Dangereuses ... impressively underground ... 2nd weekly pick: Potted Potter ... Welcome to Nightvale ... let's go with "completely surreal" ... definition of dogpark ... Red ... gutbusting ... look he's moving ... can’t imagine will be remembered ... 22nd anniversary at companies ... time travel ... [stuff] ... don't dabble with time travel ... Potter ending ... people who need a good editor ... two or three novels in there ... brush with hubris ... evil baby orphanage ... national novel writing month ... potter: need for rapprochement ... Very Potter Musical ... wounds still fresh ... Wicked in London ... Urinetown ... rock concerts with daughter ... allowed to rock out? ... Franz Ferdinand ... senior citizen ushers ... going out for waffles ... weekly pick: RdClient to run Windows from your iPad ... weekly pick: cats as house pets ... voice of experience


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274. Four-Star Yurt

Sat, 12 Oct 2013 15:25:44 +0000

Betterish ... hand-crank mainframe ... really really important ... speaking of yurts ... The Wilds ... 4 star yurt ... gray zebras ... not a zoo ... cheetah in a blizzard ... bring it ... don't own snow shovels ... somewhere in Ohio ... Wings whiskey emporium ... Martin Mull, Pizza Etiquette ... metro.co.uk—heres-tom-hiddleston-impersonating-owen-wilson-if-he-was-loki-4143079 ... this side up rules ... do not inhale flaming fluids ... I didn't know it would get THAT hot ... nothing like facts ... Dave addiction #1 (and weekly pick):  Breaking Bad ... too close to work ... Dave addiction #2: Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist ... random pellet dispenser game ... Cookie Clicker... psychological data ... assuming it because it's true ... polls are what matters ... what's wrong with Washington ... cost of my opinion:  $10 ... survey inaccuracy ... this quality of data is beneath me ... fainting George Burns ... stress pain in the neck ... weekly pick: ratio shirts ... pay more, better shirts ... trading Wis for Dex ... not safe for wallet ... 48” shoulder ... weekly pick: Kingdom Rush ... will not lifestraw you ... weekly pick: QuickOffice ... GoogleKeep ... Getting Things Done ... satisfying arcs


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273. The Chewbacca Defense

Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:24:54 +0000

Meaning of groggy ... bam! Rathole ... weekly pick:  sleep cycle app ... bailing wire ... back to failing ... 365 Nerds ... Mike gems ... cutting the long pauses ... 2nd kid grapes ... Potted Potter ... Phillippe LeBlanc ... Legally Blond, the Musical ... crushing the other chartable givers ... no cred for that one ... the Chewbacca defense ... MST3000, updated ... sentimental value of Starship Troopers ... paperclip into a house ... quarter million downloads ... weekly pick: Bose Wave System ... totally Tom Servo ... you know I really like muffins ... not buying Steven Pinker ... selling the contrary ... reporters calling ... dataset issues ... closer to the truth ... managing their image ... national geographic Bear Pinker ... genderchecker.com ... pick: divvy bike sharing ... pick: uber.com ... pick: transit app ... pick: video of bottle + chlorine = light


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272. Paint Your Wolverine

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000

Cat as terrorist ... dogs and cats ... bug in bed ... cats and bugs ... spirit animal ... weekly pick: movie The Prestige ... Wolverine movies ... Shark enters bar ... Bear and badger ... Honeybadger video ... Contrasting coastal couture ... Wedding venue ... Dave struggles to remember something from earlier in the episode ... IMDB top 250 movies ... Run from Paint Your Wagon ... Wolfram Alpha ... Kids picking up what parents want ... Dating oneself ... Normative and positive ... Desire to be young ... Ageist duck ... Weekly pick Edmund Morris "This Living Hand and other essays" ... Weekly pick Moves app


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271. Super Plus Perspicacious

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:57:25 +0000

Overlooking the Russian ... what happens at the cabin ... grilled veggies ... balloon marinades ... garlic bowl peeling ... 3 kidneys ... super plus parfait ... perspicacious ... cackling like idiots ... Bear's getting married ... fat albert ... soba noodles with halibut ... scratchy palms ... predatory fish ... would have been awkward ... meal before engagement ... piped into breakfast ... tofu and flan ... champagne in its traditional container ... enjoyed being with me ... presentation of a ring ... run stalling algorhythm 5 ... nose fake ... under the influence of betrothal ... weekly pick:  nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/ ... okcupid.com ... weekly pick: Shawshank Redemption ... weekly pick: gunnmap (lert.co.nz—) ... gunmap.org ... weekly pick: Through the Wormhole ... Fox gave us Firefly ... true facts about Morgan Freeman


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270. Burgermeister

Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:47:12 +0000

How do I sound ... a Darth finish ... studio O ... fetid pile of celluloid ... I'm background color ... consorting with crayfish ... introduce you ... Alice Waters: taught us to eat ... fooditorium ... weekly pick: Burger Bar ... nutella milkshake ... u pick cherries ... Robert McClosky, Blueberries for Sal ... followed by the wrong cub ... burger needs for the month ... frictionless interface ... patty launch ... burger alternatives ... umami ketchup ... twitter horror ... Columbus Food Adventures ... Alton Brown in Columbus ... not the Thurman Café ... Zagat reliability ... better burger: Till, Skillet, Knead ... tuned up Big Mac ... flashed grapefruit rind ... even the wife likes it ... diluting with vodka ... weekly pick: Corpse Reviver #2 ... Red Dragon Inn redux ... non-drinking presidents ... weekly pick: The Newsroom ... adult nerdfighters FB page ... agreed decorum among adults? ... no basis for namecalling ... Dennis Miller response ... patrolling the borders of bruised egos ... why can't you just "ignore"? ... "Midwestern nice" ... tiptoeing around things that ought to be said ... "break out of mindset" name-calling ... the First Amendment – isn't it a great thing?


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269. Spare Steering Wheel

Fri, 05 Jul 2013 23:28:38 +0000

trying to get Dave ... Daaaave ... non-standard passwords ... exciting weather ... tornado prep ... 30 feet under water ... Golden Gate drain ... we own kyacks ... grinds great mountains down ... Silver Linings Playbook ... Star Trek Movie ... happy birthday by ukulele ... rougher on the bay ... bigger troughs ... bendy kyack ... the windy part ... navigational priority ... not good at tacking ... repairing turbines ... bring your own spare steering wheel ... summer-invoking squirrels ... weekly pick: public service app's: cellslider.net and captcha ... weekly pick: Jim Butcher, "Storm Front"; Kevin Hearne, "Hounded" ... weekly pick: G. Willow Wilson, "Alif the Unseen"


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268. Don't Be a Stupid Dolphin

Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:14:35 +0000

1st world problems ... ping pong ... sailing ... smoking ... standing anti-pick ... ex-wife tech support ... early Intel ... vintage monitor ... oldversion.com ... weekly pick: "The Windup Girl," Paolo Bacigalupi ... treadle computers ... sitting before death ... lots of people die in hospital ... the sleep-o-tine ... head of the segue department ... a dozen pilots ... weekly pick: Alpha House ... Goodman and Murray ... abnoxious heckler ... only one microphone ... put all his points into wisdom ... Reagan quid pro quo ... LBJ tainted intercepts ... "not impossible" is a low bar ... weekly pick: sifteo cube ... don't believe "I don't need a gift" ... don't be a stupid dolphin ... sim city 4 ... weekly pick: To This Day


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267. The Other Cheek

Sat, 25 May 2013 14:58:11 +0000

restart ... ropes course ... self belaying ... rippling muscles ... trust fall prohibited ... growth opportunities ... small pizza ... I’m getting a coke ... Great Falls, Virginia ... climb monkey boy ... Far Side ... no biscuit ... Nerd Scouting ... learn some Tagalog ... aircrew or shareholder ... white people rat hole ... the other cheek of the plane ... the Meddler ... 2 inch syringe ... Tyrannosaurus Rex ... stop midflight ... job is “own stock” ... dissenters microphone ... acquire Berkshire ... BRKA – holy pete! ... know people who know people ... stopping La Cosa Nostra ... know your history ... American Gods ... stuff you should know: Breaking Bad ... weekly pick: Red Dragon Inn ... weekly pick: “Red Shirts,” John Scalzi ... weekly pick: “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury ... f#@! me Ray Bradbury ... weekly pick: “An Abundance of Katherines,” John Green ... beginning enough for you?


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266. Pancake Lady Buffet

Fri, 24 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000

Still muddy ... anti-pick: skype again ... skybridge in Omaha ... noteworthy shareholders ... warren buffett plays pancake lady ... end-of-semester business ... home skull surgery ... unremarkable ... get a gown ... mortar board friction ... design for art's sake ... runway tape ... Bangladeshi shirts ... manslaughter ... structural engineer as hero ... glacial or toboggan ... less snow to shovel ... swatting ... pretty darn anonymous ... being censored ... home bomb making ... idiots ... random violence ... Julius Caesar in Africa ... Brutus unhinged ... weekly pick: Dmitri Martin, "Point Your Face At This" ... weekly pick: Paul Sietsema ... weekly pick: Robert Hobb, "Assassin's Apprentice"


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265. Unhelpful Travel Guides

Mon, 20 May 2013 05:21:12 +0000

You rang ... you guys are hysterical ... secret email address ... English Dave's wife ... don't live in Boston ... yelp ... Saigon Sandwich ... the Pork Store ... Sears Fine Foods ... dim sum ... La Taqueria ... oh, Marin ... North Bay geography ... 50's malt shop feel ... funky café ... nearly academic ... impressive Darth ... 20th wedding anniversary ... Tuscan sunsets in Venice ... don't go to Reno ... stratospheric mean ... Exploratorium ... a big boy ... O ... hiking the river ... hike early ... empty nest & retirement ... RISD opportunity ... why I let my students cheat ... meta game theory ... longtime listener TJ ... weekly pick: John Brockman, "This Will Make You Smarter" ... finally an extrovert ... interlude ... weekly pick: Myers Briggs with coworkers ... weekly pick: mud run ... weekly pick: hosts ... weekly pick: Hyde Park on the Hudson


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264. I'll Sass Lorraine

Sat, 04 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000

Downgrade! Downgrade! ... is that Dave? ... family friendly-ize ... minor news story ... news while off the net ... an hour of gunfire ... let's rush him ... riffing on CNN ... weekly pick: Stephen King, "Guns" ... Gorbachov and the American intelligencia ... using your talent ... edge ... undemocratic and unhumble ... hiding or ardent embracing ... founding fathers' privacy ... citizen of the U.S. ... 14 year resident ... president John Hanson ... precisely the wrosng answer ... infinite number of stars ... okay, we're done here ... looking inscrutable ... wilderness ... I am bic troche anapest, dactyl ... I'll sass Lorraine ... find a mnemonic quickly ... hiding most art ... jtk ... can't recall the mnemonic ... non-antelope part of brain ... forgetting is not blameless ... shown it 1.5 times ... anti-pick: skype ... that thing's a dinosaur ... weekly pick: nsfwcorp ... 10 sharing links ... weekly pick: Hugh Howey "Wool"


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263. Big Turgid Data

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000

Get over it … Bear-tholomew … bright shiny intellectual objects … big freakin’ data major … “math and stuff” … what we call resumes … www.slate.com—there_are_no_academic_jobs_and_getting_a_ph_d_will_make_you_into_a_horrible.html … impressively uniform negative reaction … 50-60% attrition … need for 4-year degree? … hiring voters … career remorse … free to be narrow … NOW can we beat the children … business finishing school … everybody’s reading it … http://tinyurl.com/cog3lu5 … used copy … important to get it published … not meant for people … book about footnotes … less turgid … with glee … designated driver … sold 15 copies … cost of crappy covers … weekly pick: Joshua Foer, "Moonwalking with Einstein" … weekly pick: Cowgirl Creamery … weekly pick: Apple’s podcast app … 3 b-minus picks … weekly pick-ish: Bourne Legacy … so much more bad-ass … weekly pick: McCabe and Mrs. Miller … Jayne hats


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262. The Full Strom Thurmond

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000

Slowly but Shirley … fire good … mushy snow … patently moronic … abyss and certain death … that was awesome … uphill both ways … pizza vs. snowplow … weekly pick: The Perks of Being a Wallflower … shoe didn’t drop … equilibry thing … warm for the rest of his life … Veronica Mars movie rumor … cost you a finger … trailer for the kickstarter … make the movie … your check sir … worst kickstarter … atheist shoes … no sole … pope watch phenomenon … Syrian pope … puppet strings too clear … “militant” Jesuits … Pope Gorbachev … slow political change … gerrymandering responsible … filibuster rules … alcohol, tobacco, and fire alarms … simple minority … Rachel, what’s the deal? … Rand Paul makes sense … the full Strom Thurmond … grid over the state … Lizzy Bennet Diaries … Sexy Beast … weekly pick: Brick … weekly pick: “A Fault in Our Stars,” John Green … weekly pick:  outwithub


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261. Better Living Through Podcasts

Sun, 14 Apr 2013 04:46:08 +0000

Extensive pre-game … on three we’ll attack … Leroy Jenkins … better living through podcasting … Luxardo cherries … Bitter Tuesday … guest bartenders … the aptly named “End of the Road” … Rachel Maddow cocktail moment … beer Friday … Thrift Shop catalyst … Maklemore skit … comic sans … supplanting faculty judgment … words exchanged … weekly pick: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World … a cool uncle … can you give me a hint and just beat the sh*t out of me? … racist eenie meenie minee moe … cotton picking hands … weekly pick: oldapps.com … method for buying a car … weekly pick: the Mongoliad … the price of a book … comparable decimation … www.youtube.com —watch www.youtube.com—watch … www.youtube.com —watch www.youtube.com—watch … www.youtube.com —watch www.youtube.com—watch … www.rollingstone.com —listen-carly-rae-jepsen-nine-inch-nails-mash-up-call-me-a-hole-20130305 www.rollingstone.com—listen-carly-rae-jepsen-nine-inch-nails-mash-up-call-me-a-hole-20130305 … weekly pick: Paper Man www.policymic.com —youtube-paperman-short-film-watch-the-oscar-winning-movie www.policymic.com—youtube-paperman-short-film-watch-the-oscar-winning-movie … paraprosdokian … rails of rant


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260. Even Great Men

Sun, 10 Mar 2013 05:07:27 +0000

Technical issues ... early pick: imo.im, browser Skype client ... Bear's birthday ... the lamb ... brother getting married? In Hawaii? Next week?? ... conch shell ... giving up wine for Lent ... liking wine ... reconnecting with friends in high school ... bestie ... YouthCon ... I used to like that job ... Macklemore ... Nerd Scouting ... top-level qualification: Legend ... html and css ... the Tenderloin ... weekly pick: quinoa salad, http://v-is-for-veggie.blogspot.com/2012/01/southwestern-quinoa-salad.html ... weekly pick: Pitch Perfect ... yeah, we're from Columbus ... weekly pick: The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3


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259. Bygones

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000

lolwut ... TLA texting ... dave's unnamed nerd-pride crack group ... fish says bygones (shrug) ... nerd fighting ... 26 6th graders ... diversity of geekiness ... importance of being attached to communities ... good god don't wish that on me ... ignorance without guilt ... brain hurt following bear and dave nitpicking about assertions of ignorance ... things went flat for the trainer ... ventriloquist and the alligator ... weekly pick: Not So Big House ... weekly pick: rentheatmap.com ... try annual visit with Dave's dad ... Life of Pi in 3D ... weekly pick: The Usual Suspects ... Netflix, itunes on appletv, amazon streaming ... Ordinary People now available streaming ... Lizzie Bennet diaries youtube channel redux


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258. Just Bring Us Food

Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:39:00 +0000

The one with us screaming … styles of pho … Hanoi Hilton … wait, there’s bacon? … beef with Thai basil … another foreign country: Las Vegas … Gordon Ramsay Fail … Joel Rubuchon … food choreography … ask your server … oven roasted carrots over coffee beans … best cake ever eaten … vespers bar … weekly pick: vespers cocktail at Vespers Bar … reformulating Kina Lillet … just bring us food … bonal gentian … weekly pick: the Brooklyn … weekly pick: Downton Abbey … not Prof. McGonagall


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257. Matarese Death Star

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:19:31 +0000

Fighting off jackals … cover orange … a buck … wittily advance … Babylon 5 … The Miserables … Chess with Dave … condemn non-memorable movies … an Us Problem … the Proper Noun Noun … Ian M. Banks … plainly a different Ludlum … King’s books … dude, you’re here? … goodreads.com … listener feedback … Whitehouse petition for a DeathStar … Empire is the 2nd one … lying recommendations … new record for least productive day … weekly pick: concentrate app … beat the droud … weekly pick: Christopher Moore, “Bloodsucking Fiends:  A Love Story” … weekly pick: Macklemore ("Thrift Shop," "Same Love," "Wings," "And We Danced": www.youtube.com—watch ) … weekly pick: Jawbone Jambox


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256. No Slut Sauce for You

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:36:36 +0000

Group calls on Skype ... Plants vs. Zombies ... Downton Abbey spoiler alert ... everyone has a backstory ... 13 people and a dog in a house for 3 ... Old Sac shooting ... delivery for dunkin donuts ... skiing and heights ... parenting books ... we're good at making snap decisions ... adding Richard ... giggle of girls ... comes down to science and sex ... Mikey's late night slice ... rat hole gravitational force ... guts against homophobes ... no divorce lawyers worse than divorce lawyers ... not fun but fair ... no slut sauce for you, mr. homophobe traxlertees.com—no-slut-sauce-for-you-mr-homophobe-shirts-mikeys-late-night-slice-traxler-custom-t-shirt-client ... even in Ohio ... weekly pick: wii u ... bonus pick: amazon prime ... weekly pick: Joe Biden as an effective politician ... Release the Biden ... weekly pick: Domino's is better than it used to be ... weekly pick: www.youtube.com—watch ... anti-pick: septentrional as a word that annoys Dave ... 5 letter word for snow leopard = ounce


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255. ICANN Haz Cheezburger

Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Phoboslab.org—ztype ... manual typewriters ... ICANN has cheeseburger ... we're improving your skype experience ... turning to iTunes U ... geotag magic ... we're monkey brain ... password insecurity ... booblesnorp ... too sneaky ... onepassword ... bricking my computer ... phished ... 2 groups out to get you ... bored kids, the mob ... length is what you really need ... no Don Corleone ... south of the vest ... world's tallest extrovert ... sodium pentothal ... t-shirt warning ... This American Life ... real apathy ... maybe I'm the big dog ... Supernatural ... The Wire ... Dexter ... re-pick: It's Your Ship & Surface Detail ... weekly pick: onepassword ... airplane Internet ... making Apple friends ... getting meta on your ass ... auxiliary class materials ... weekly pick: Michael Crichton, "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" ... anti-pick: United Premier ... weekly pick: WinningProgressive.org ... weekly pick: minecraft ... plants v. zombies


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254. Ringing Indictment

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Hello, Dave ... Dad's driving ... special guest ... Cytron Masters ... www.myabandonware.com—cytron-masters-l ... wolfenstein 3D ... weekly pick:  Plants vs. Zombies ... steam ... iPad mini ... looking like an idiot in public ... palladog ... Black Ops ... verisimilitude bothers me ... Doom ... reddit: GumNut the Koala ... you will bleed ... do not F#@* with Koalas ... wedding at Bear's house ... semi-potluck ... big reception later ... man of honor ... weekly pick: Move the Box ... cover orange ... that's me:  Hate Hate Hate ... weekly pick: google fusion tables


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253. Good Food, No Atmosphere

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 20:48:52 +0000

International Slow Food Congress ... notes from a battleground state ... damn Italian communists ... authorized use of label ... into the waiting truck ... combal.zero ... dining in a castle ... dastardly humor ... eating without smelling ... steak tartar with tomato confit ... slow service group ... really amused bouche ... meetin' the chef ... network of chefs ... wonderful Vernazza ... paying for the view with steps ... totally worth it ... not on the face of the earth ... cranking out pasta ... pasta resistant ... you know what I miss about space? ... good food; no atmosphere ... kicking around time in Italy ... raviolono with white truffle ... crying over the pasta ... Milan Duomo ... Duomo-shaped hole ... weekly pick: magic apple peeler ... weekly pick: Nate Silver, "The Signal and the Noise" ... he's ahead in Ohio ... reservoir of anger ... angry at the weather man ... Lost at Sea ... the investigative satirist ... weekly pick: Myst book ... www.riumplus.com—mystbook ... weekly pick: Doris Burn, "Andrew Henry's Meadow" ... geohashing


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/fourguys/253__Good_Food.mp3




252. Cowbird Clock.mp3

Mon, 12 Nov 2012 05:33:51 +0000

muttered slur … darn cuckoo birds … cowbird clock … Cabin in the Woods … meta scary movie … the 80 percent mark … good and scary movie … what part of the world and for how long … with an edge … Spiderman again?!? … the Sparrow … Ready Player One ... found a lich role for you … the Help … expectations when watching … the pictures move! … weekly pick: Once … delectable Rumplestiltskin … weekly pick: Ian M. Banks, “Surface Detail” … switching Dr. Who loyalties … the value of storytelling … weekly pick: “Get Out of My Life…” … for fish by fish … Trump: uh, whoops … http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/09/mysterious-underwater-crop-circle-art-discovered-off-the-coast-of-japan/ … third time through Lemony Snicket … met expectations


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/fourguys/252._Cowbird_Clock.mp3




251. Ursine Rant

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:06:09 +0000

Lighting up your living room … mostly awake … jinx you owe me a soda … commercializing the pledge of allegiance … for the Republicans for which they scam … coke Santa … every word was made … vignette, I guess … a congress of snakes … www.buzzfeed.com—54-more-bizarre-names-for-groups-of-animals … an implausibility of gnus … ottomine … ursine rant … what’s that about, assh*le … a giggle of girls … a scowl of teenagers … nonplussed … fazed to the max … ruffled fatally … people in glass houses … www.cracked.com—article_15664_9-words-that-dont-mean-what-you-think.html … dickery … Athena and Minerva … no room for a brain … are you a mouse … feather to owl ratio … eating skunk … weekly pick: reddit.com … efficient mob mentality … weekly pick: spell tower app… add-a-letter-game … build a story … weekly pick: Revolution … hot woman with bow … they’re going to die and break your heart … ossify in its original purpose … weekly pick: Greenbay Packers … embarrassment of football players


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/fourguys/251__Ursine_Rant.mp3




250. Your Value System is WRONG

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 07:30:00 +0000

Mandates for local landlines ... congressional races turning to the democrats ... Carville Rove debate ... caricatures of the right and left ... principled politicians ... tax code and equality of opportunity ... invisible hand works ... vigilance in defending our system ... 7 steps to saving the world ... eliminate human aggression ... half a squirrel is better than none ... weekly pick: gephi open source network analysis program with netviz ... using netviz to analyze your Facebook  ... WWII Resistance data: www.cam.cornell.edu—research.php ... weekly pick: book Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings ... war is bad. really bad. ... find a mine, go to heaven ... weekly pick:  book It's Your Ship: Management Technique from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Michael Abrashoff as an example of fine leadership ... fourguysmail@gmail.com


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/fourguys/250__Your_Value_System_is_WRONG.mp3




249. TPK

Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:41:21 +0000

Video is a fad … expensive pencil reproduction … the man in the box … steampunk Newton … imaginary arms … looking up TPK … no apparent effect … no effect if helmed … dirtfarming … kriegspiel and bughouse … more tactical vs. strategic … grueling bicycling … a good yardstick … 4 x 30 second interval training … a deprovement … stairmaster level one million … the weakest link … punctuated by moments of terror … men in yoghurt ads … truckstop slow food … getting into yoghurt sex … asparagus ice cream … ice cream side dish … heritage turkeys … something against big breasted whites … Precious Little … 2nd prenatal test … The Moth … Sleepwalk With Me … What happened to the Tivo … anti-pick: James Gleick, “The Information” … weekly pick: Direct TV … BBC America … weekly pick: Burn Notice … sliced bread isn’t that great … Christwire … Poe’s law … McGivery homebrew … elotes … weekly pick: Evgney Morozov, “The Net Delusion” … the Internet and the Arab Spring … weekly pick: Lois Bujold, “The Curse of Chalion” … Tales of Alvin Maker


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248. Dr. Naht Tisuane

Sat, 22 Sep 2012 21:07:48 +0000

4 at once and everything … relive the horror … can she cut my hair? … where’s the undo button … slaves to hair care … you want working gauges? … hats! … all maps, no hats … bottom of the sample … death, not so much … cross-exam your doctor … Dr. Knott’s mistakes … Ready Player One nerdgasm … War Games programmer … 50MT hydrogen bomb … weekly pick: Steven Pinker, Better Angels of our Nature … meeting Jeni! … roundtable … Pinker shortcuts … a lot-of-rain delay … more complicated … why politicians need to lie … stomping on my turf … crapping all over my pick … weekly pick: gigaom.com … weekly pick: pecha kucha … find out about them before their dead … weekly pick: The Artist


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/fourguys/248__Dr_Naht_Tisuane.mp3




247. Five, maybe six

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:33:28 +0000

the fix of the craven ... iPhone 5 for birthday ... no pedicures for you ... marshmallow words ... family room undercover ... capable of successfully deceiving you ... flew in from South Dakota ... imbued 911 with everything ... American Hosting Association is mad ... biggest mountain until the Pyrenees ... Bully! ... evil Emil’s limes live ... Crazy Horse’s forehead ... Number Ten Saloon ... picks enjoyed:  Doc ... Games Magazine on planes ... picks enjoyed:  Ready Player One ... weekly pick: Veronica Mars ... the move to red box ... weekly pick: Price & Prejudice and Bride & Prejudice ... Dhoom2 ... The Greatest Movie Ever Made ... crocheted playground: http://playgrounddesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/playground-crochet-by-toshiko-horiuchi.html ... you’d need 5, maybe 6 ... 220, 221, whatever it takes ... weekly pick: facebook app & native apps in general ... kriegspiel ... how long have you been in check? ... Bug House Chess


Media Files:
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246. No Krupkniks for You

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:29:46 +0000

Skype fun … opening Olympic ceremony … the Queen is a good sport … becoming a music publisher … 4 guys Karaoke … paywalls working … 30 cents in royalties … whoa is me, I get no krupkniks … President’s kick-butt hallway … perhaps he’s not inherently evil … above the political fray? … S.Ct. kicking Congress’ butt … the President + a layer of invisibility … handing it off to the grown-ups … college search … 4 or 5 forevers away … college courses in the summer … worried about yield … Berkeley:  a non-nurturing environment … Harvard is the [our school] of the East … weekly pick: elotes … weekly pick: the Lizzie Bennet Diaries … weekly pick: Ready Player One … weekly pick: NBC Olympics app … weekly pick: Southwestern Quinoa Salad passthebeansplease.blogspot.com—southwestern-quinoa-salad.html … seitan wheat gluten … rebels-vs-empire cat tactics


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/fourguys/246__No_Krupkniks.mp3