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#100: Tungsten

March 21st, 2019 · 108 minutes

This week, Merlin feels a little thin, and John still has to re-position his windows. Every time.

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Links and Show Notes

John has follow-up on peanut butter and a theory about the balls in Merlin's brain. In further follow-up, John has achieved success in his ticking-clock Destiny project, but it doesn't mean quite as much as his achievement in Super Monkey Ball. In related news, a regular Destiny segment is not currently planned.

Merlin is very happy with the streaming quality of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and your hosts agree it's sometimes hard to know exactly what you're getting with iTunes movies.

In one of their least controversial discussions, your hosts also agree that The Godfather Part II is very good.

John shares follow-up on his Apple ID adventure, and Merlin doesn't like when Apple payment stuff acts weird. This leads to some long-overdue exploration of the terribleness of credit cards and banks' erratic fraud detection. Why are you mad at me? Do you recognize this purchase?

Daylight Saving Time and childhood bedtimes are discussed. This is not a juggling time.

This week, we fire off the horn at 1:12:16 for a Spoiler Slot on the 2018 documentary, Free Solo.


Nathan Gouwens on Twitter

@hotdogsladies @siracusa Minions have already tracked the first use of “peanut butter” (see on the Aftershows tab), but it comes from the card game Bullshit for getting away with a lie ( …)

John's Destiny quest video
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