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#229: A Layer of Proscenium

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March 1st, 2024 · 143 minutes

Follow-up, Billy Joel, and Apple Vision Pro.

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Links and Show Notes

John doesn't like how Merlin starts the show but, unsurprisingly, has nothing better to offer. Counting is discussed. Then, there's a tangent on the peculiar joys of long-running videos series.

Then there's a lot of really good listener Follow-Up, including new Things It Took You Too Long to Realize plus more examples of movies that don't seem to understand the sport that they're about. Merlin confesses that Ry is his only friend.

Next up is some fascinating FU on the ways non-English languages handle plurals. John demands Merlin find out whether his kid knows what a jellyroll is and directly implies that Merlin also does not know what a jellyroll is.

It seems like your hosts are about to talk about Apple Vision Pro when Merlin suddenly remembers there's very important new content from Dr. William Martin Joel that requires immediate discussion. John thinks he kinda looks like a Sontaran.

Then your hosts talk about Apple Vision Pro for a pretty long time.

(Recorded on Tuesday, February 20, 2024)


Rebuilding the historic Tally Ho sailing ship: Sampson Boat Co - YouTube Playlist
On Cinema at the Cinema - YouTube Playlist
Tim Heidecker's On Cinema at the Cinema: An Under-Appreciated Masterpiece - YouTube

"Tim Heidecker's On Cinema at the Cinema is a web series created by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington. Well, web series is reductive... its more like a cinematic universe... the OCU?"

Hero (2002)
Dual (Grammatical Number)
Japanese Counters
A funny video about Japanese counters - YouTube
Language Plural Rules from the Unicode CLDR
Jelly Roll
Billy Joel: Turn the Lights Back On (Music Video)
The Sunrise Wildfire of 1995
The Mother of All Demos, presented by Douglas Engelbart (1968)
Ry :ducked: (@[email protected]) -

Merlin's sole friend on the internet.