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#119: Emcee of Thanksgiving

December 12th, 2019 · 101 minutes

Things kick off with a review of Thanksgiving results that quickly swerves into a deep dive on hotels. Why is Merlin obsessed with this one Marriott in Gold Country, and how come John avoids bunking with roommates?

Then, there's a swerve back to the holiday of gratitude, and the boys envision a world in which you won't get anywhere near the turkey until you've dealt with an upsettingly mercurial new host. And, even then, you'll be called upon to help solve a stomach-churning murder mystery.

There's just a little bit of Survivor talk. Why don't the castaways like the odds of rocks, and when will Coach and Russell return as mentors?

Merlin has been excavating old hard drives, and John can't understand how he ever got to this point. Hug your backups, people.

Speaking of food, things wrap with a twist on Secret Weird Things People do: what's the deal with food?

(Recorded on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.)

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Dilbert Comic Strip on 1995-11-24
RITZ Mock Apple Pice Recipe
Maitrī - Wikipedia

Maitrī (Sanskrit; Pali: mettā) means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, amity, good will, and active interest in others.