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



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#148: McLaren of Theseus

January 23rd, 2021 · 107 minutes

John gets quizzed on abbreviations as Merlin revisits his early career working for The Man. California has a lot of things you're not allowed to buy.

Then, there's some haircut updates plus some quick advice on knowing when to take a break. Merlin thinks just ""wearing a mask"" doesn't make you a good boy, and John thinks he's pretty good about picking up Daisy's poo from the landing strip or whatever it's called.

As a mini-topic, John brings a fascinating mystery involving cars, hairs, and an unexpected new dining spot.

There is some disagreement over who chose the main topic of Christmas tree stands, but you could not have picked two better people to review their history, materials, design flaws, and improvement opportunities.

Merlin makes a case for leveraging The Economics of More Fun, and John tries to make him feel bad about his new TV. [This is false. –Ed]

Finally, terrible TV features are enumerated and decried.

(Recorded on Tuesday, January 12, 2021)

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