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#182: Disapproval Has a Scent

May 13th, 2022 · 103 minutes

Things kick off with some discussion of food, which finds one of your hosts trying to prove with science that he tastes everything better.

Also, there is not a band or a sports team called "The Miami Giants."

Next up, John frog-marches Merlin through a check-in on his terrible sleep.

Finally, on the heels of releasing their annual member episode, John and Merlin answer some of the very good questions posed by one of their friend-guests at length.

(Recorded on Tuesday, May 3, 2022)

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Links and Show Notes


Context collapse
The Incomparable #104: Kids Have Bad Taste

"(often stylized in all caps)"

iJustine's health scare
iJustine's health update
Interpol - "Obstacle 1" - YouTube

This is 2002's empirically best song for walking on a treadmill at a neighborhood YMCA.

Plaza Suite (1984) | Flickr

"Yep. Senior play. In your FACE, Neil Simon."

John Lee Supertaster - YouTube
Stewart Lee - "Give It to Me Straight, Like Pear Cider That’s Made from 100% Pears" - YouTube

"And I'm supposed to believe that's a coincidence, am I?"

They Might Be Giants - "Man, It's So Loud in Here" (Conan O'Brien, 2001) - HQ - YouTube

> You have to carry all your things.
> You can't misplace them.
> There's nowhere to place anything.