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#197: My Waking-Hour Pie

December 9th, 2022 · 93 minutes

Merlin shares a new insight about the pre-flight, but, as usual John disagrees. Then, there's some discussion of playlists and that time John got Merlin into Chvrches.

There appears to be some continental disagreement about a ubiquitous facial expression, and John directs Merlin on some more of the things he supposedly pronounces weirdly. Your hosts might could want to explore the things it took them too long to realize, and Merlin graciously reads John one of his dreams.

Follow-Up turns to the continuing mishegas over on The Bird Site. Yikes. And this was even before they added the bedrooms and gave a copy of the keys to a right-wing nutty bar. Woof.

Eventually, this leads to a slight turn into how different people are exploring Mastodon. Do you treat it strictly as a Twitter replacement, or is it maybe a fresh opportunity to learn how a social media site wants to be used? Merlin misses a lot about LiveJournal, and John is just happy to be someplace that isn't owned and controlled by The Birthday Boy.

John's goodnatured insistence that Merlin's household acquire a dog is starting to have an impact, and John leads us on a close exegesis of an unpersuasive Billy Joel photo.

Finally, talk turns to Christopher Nolan in general and the movie Tenet in particular. How can you know when you're not supposed to understand what's happening in a film? Also, can an SUV really go that fast in reverse, or is that just because it's driving on the backwards side of the time partition? Who knows.

Also, good robots are considered, and Merlin extolls the virtues of the Mr. Noodle family.

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Links and Show Notes

Credits

Dril speaks on Musk and Twitter - The Washington Post

The ‘patron saint of the internet’ tells The Post he’ll never pay for verification but will learn to code if Musk offers him a job

The Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man guitar pedal
CHVRCHES - Screen Violence
Don't chase your dreams! Humans are persistence predators…
Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy
I Will Follow
Movetodon.org - A tool for porting your follow list from Twitter to Mastodon
Fedifinder - Another tool for porting your follow list from Twitter to Mastodon
Hotline
LiveJournal
Maillard reaction 🦆
TARS
NaN Cat #1
NaN Cat #2
Mastodon's Eternal September begins
K-2SO
Rogue One teaser - "I rebel."
Primer
Primer diagrams
Spotify – Pretty Maids

"These are runs of two or more consecutive album tracks that rule. If you play the first song, you must play the others. I do not, as @darth says, make the rules."

Random impressions - YouTube
Spotify – Pretty Maids

"These are runs of two or more consecutive album tracks that rule. If you play the first song, you must play the others. I do not, as @darth says, make the rules."

"Mary, Mary, quite contrary" by Mother Goose

"…And pretty maids all in a row."