January 8th, 2021 · 91 minutes
Things kick off with a cameo and Merlin's abortive attempt to make a connection.
Next, John reeds Merlin the riot act on his unintentional use of red receipts. Merlin pleads nolo contendere but, as you can imagine, this does not dissuade John from explaining how he broke some cockamamie social contract. The complexities and risks of asynchronous communication are explored.
Merlin makes a case for broader use of procedure words. He also wants to learn how to do those cool hand signals.
In Follow-Up, John shares some encouraging news about his childhood teppanyaki destination. Enthusiasts of life's ephemera are celebrated, and John professes his own enthusiasm for a free grill-cleaning show.
Teppanyaki videos are further discussed, because they are awesome, and it was cool to hear how many of you agree. Competence Porn is enumerated, before the conversation somehow turns back (yes, again) to teppanyaki videos.
As something like a main topic, Merlin offers a sheepish series of recent anecdotes regarding technology and hasty decision-making. He seems not to remember this being his idea (he did that), which he is surprisingly not all that sheepish about. But, let's be honest. Technology can be terrible and very confusing.
With that said, the new Macintoshes are very good. And, finally, Merlin narrowly dodges a bullet with another completely avoidable bonus consumer technology mishap.
(Recorded on Tuesday, December 29, 2020)
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Procedure words or prowords are words or phrases limited to radio telephone procedure used to facilitate communication by conveying information in a condensed standard verbal format.
For those who've always wanted to know the different SWAT and sniper hand signals, here you go.
Bios and whatnot that I use on twitter dot com (hotdogsladies)
Time Stamp: "There are warnings of gales in Trafalgar."
"I'm just trying to match your ENERGY."
"This restroom is awesome! Rating: 10/10."
"The guy at Lawnware wanted to make the ultimate rental chair, and I'd say he did."
"The elevators are pretty boring but the shopping cart escalator is awesome!"
It's the thrill of watching talented people plan, banter, and work together to solve problems.
"We provide miniature kitchen, and kitchen tools such as kitchen knife, the movies of miniature cooking are very popular on You tube now."
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"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever…"
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