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



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#153: Banana Ball

April 3rd, 2021 · 86 minutes

John has recently discovered a beloved artist's Patreon and highlights the influence of his work.

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Links and Show Notes

Your hosts skip the pre-flight, then end up talking a little about preparing for a performance. Novelty sports experiments are considered.

Following some corrections, self-analysis, and technological digression, Merlin's computer poops the bed. Covid considerations continue to interfere with life, and sometimes you have to fight your family's optimism a little.

Merlin tries to use an analogy from a TV show, and John introduces the class to "The Plumber Problem."

It can feel pretty frustrating when the internet doesn't love someone or something as much as you do. Just remember, there are a lot of easy and inexpensive ways to let someone know what their work means to you.


Correction via Adie B. on Twitter

"Nitpicking correction for this weeks @RecDiffs, @siracusa & @hotdogsladies bbc 4 is a tv station. The shipping forecast is on bbc radio 4. Glad I got that off my chest."

BBC Radio 4 - Wikipedia

BBC Radio 4 is a British national radio station owned and operated by the BBC. It broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history from the BBC's headquarters at Broadcasting House, London.

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