John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.



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#124: Figures of Action

February 19th, 2020 · 100 minutes

Merlin is healing just as John is getting sick. Merlin has chained several bad decisions, and John has concerns about Merlin's office wall. John has moved some things around in the doc.

In follow-up, John has acquired some Studio Ghibli from iTunes and reports back. This leads to further discussion of the beauty of Miyazaki films and a consideration of what makes them so special. Are the roles of filmmakers similar to the work of comics artists? What if you're just not a fan of currently fashionable inking techniques?

Hollow bones.

Your hosts talk about the new Netflix show, Cheer. They could have gone a lot of directions, but we can all agree that there are many, many injuries to be had.

Next up, a recent Roderick on the Line conversation leads to a consideration of the voice in your head alongside the ability to visualize. Consciousness is very difficult to discuss.

Finally, there's some back-door Secret Weird Things People Do about the cadences that trigger stuff in your head. Especially songs. John thinks Merlin definitely doesn't have an actual photographic memory. And she's loving him with that body, I just know it.

(Recorded on Tuesday, February 10, 2020)

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