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#154: Put Your Chair in the Queue

April 16th, 2021 · 73 minutes

Things kick off with the usual disagreements about the doc and its proper usage. Merlin thought he was going to be driving, but John curtly redirects him into the trunk.

Follow-up brings a handful of fun D&D-related content, including the work of John's talented Cousin Frankie. Outrage-based documentaries are considered.

The main topic this week is vaccines and vaccinations, as your hosts share their frustrating and mostly fruitless journeys toward that elusive date with the needle. Hope you like filling out forms and hitting "refresh."

(Recorded on Tuesday, April 6, 2021)

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Links and Show Notes


Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons - Prime Video
Frank's fantasy art - Instagram
We Have All Hit a Wall - The New York Times

"Confronting late-stage pandemic burnout, with everything from edibles to Exodus."

Emerging From the Coronavirus - The New York Times

"Will we go back to living the way we did before? And what if we do? Do we risk losing something we’ve learned from one long and terrifying year?"

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker - CDC

Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

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