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#136: The Left Side of the Diving Board

August 6th, 2020 · 80 minutes

Things kick off with John rejecting some of Merlin's canny improvements to the doc. The doc really needs some work.

It doesn't get any easier as Merlin attempts to do a normal podcast thing, but John keeps stepping on his bit. John does that. Anyway. Thank you.

John has some follow-up on his haircut situation as well as sharing some important drop cloth advice.

Next up comes a potential new segment called, "Secret Brit." Is that guy English? And what about her? Is she that gal from the other thing? Merlin got out of Russian dashcam videos just in the nick of time. And, also, hey, why is it so difficult for streaming media apps and the hardware on which they run to do the most basic stuff? Just…why?

John wants to get Merlin off of the main topic mindset, and Merlin reminds John they really need to work on the doc.

In apparently not a main topic, your hosts talk about the state of modern Mac window management. There are things John has just given up on.

Merlin thinks he should maybe learn the basics of Statistics, but John thinks he should just learn some Logic. Merlin is not here for the Wagyu.

In the extended members-only episode, John and Merlin talk about s03e11 of Shark Tank. Yes, the one with the Sullivan Generator. Go to https://www.relay.fm/rd to become a member today.

(Recorded on Tuesday, July 28, 2020)

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Credits

Movie Accent Expert Breaks Down 32 Actors' Accents | WIRED - YouTube

Dialect coach Erik Singer analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were they really?

Sullivan Generator – Mensa Scientist Gets Debunked After Shark Tank
The "sea greens" (mis)quote is from Logan's Run, not Brave New World

Fish and Plankton and Sea Greens and Protein from the Sea

Coriolis Effect | National Geographic Society

The Coriolis effect describes the pattern of deflection taken by objects not firmly connected to the ground as they travel long distances around  Earth.