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#106: Tales from the Elder Days

June 12th, 2019 · 93 minutes

Provided it makes it into the final edit, your hosts finally discuss the Japanese Moving Video.

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Links and Show Notes

This week kicks off with Merlin doing John's bit. Merlin has a new ATP shirt but hasn't earned it yet. Your hosts disagree on which of them has the worse taste and sense of humor. Merlin gender-swaps his face and sends it to John, and this leads to a discussion of hairs. John has some information on genes and earwax. The history of product packaging is discussed.

Merlin shares some things he made for a different podcast, and John preemptively declares that he failed at the challenge. Merlin still doesn't understand what's allowed in show notes, and John isn't nearly finished demonstrating that this wasn't the actual challenge.

The guys tease some visual homework you might want to watch.

In a mini-topic, Merlin complains about words he doesn't like and phrases that should probably be replaced. Maybe he should just pen a piece on their ouster. Unless John takes him to task.

There's a brief fever dream on references and pronunciation. John blew the chance to do some of Merlin's bits on his other program, but John couldn't get in. John wants to revisit knife sharpening, but Merlin realizes it's a trap. John thinks the Floppers don't listen to the program, and Merlin implores Stu to please reach out. Miyazaki is quite a smoker. So, of course, smoking is discussed.

Believe it or not, John has high expectations about the moving process, and Merlin unsubscribes. Do you have any idea what goes into properly packing books? Do you?

(Recorded on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.)


Jizz Wailers - Do By Friday

This week's challenge: draw a diary comic.

We hired a Japanese moving company! - YouTube
The Flop House
The Flop House in Boston! – SOLD OUT
Why Japanese don't smell! 体臭の違い(日本と欧米)- YouTube

The science behind why Japanese people don't have as much body odor as us unfortunate foreigners!

What your earwax says about your ancestry - Science News

About 98 percent of Europeans have the smelly-armpit version of the gene, and along with it comes stickier and smellier earwax.

Fox Village in Zao Japan! 蔵王きつね村・kitsune mura - YouTube Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries eBook: Terri Morrison, Wayne A. Conaway: Kindle Store