Reconcilable Differences

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

#17: Don’t Touch the Banana

January 14th, 2016 · 132 minutes

This week, John critiques Merlin's online editing skills, which leads to a discussion of coding conventions. Merlin, in turn, critiques John's propensity to murder a joke by telling it in weird bullets.

Next up, we learn that Merlin has (finally) watched The Game all the way through, which leads to a spoiler-heavy dive into this terrific 1997 David Fincher film. (Note: Please listen for the spoiler horn, then skip from 00:16:21 through 00:40:47 if you haven't watched the movie yet.)

Finally, the boys tackle the topic of jobs. First jobs, early jobs, what they did or didn't learn from them, and how their younger work lives shaped their later future employment choices.

(Episode recorded December 15, 2015)

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