June 16th, 2016 · 126 minutes
This week starts with a vigorous dive into the X-Men movie franchise and what exactly your hosts love and don't about modern superhero movies.
Then, Merlin briefly lapses into some serious Glenning by torturing John with anecdotes about hanging out with Aimee Mann (plus some assorted randos John’s mostly never heard of).
The main topic is repping, a pickup of the frequent theme of a program Merlin does with Another John.
How do we choose the ways we represent ourselves to the world? Whether it's clothes, cars, haircuts, bumper stickers, music or what-have-you: what are we repping, and how often are we even remotely pulling it off?
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This time out, John and Merlin start with a consideration of parenting advice and (surprise) the Star Wars prequels.Then, the wardrobe is opened for a discussion of clothing. What your hosts choose to wear and why, and how best to telegraph the desire to be a non-combatant in the fashion race.Merlin encourages listeners to give John a virtual makeover.
We celebrate all of mutantkind with a broad discussion of Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men, especially the versions we grew up reading in comics. What makes their outsider status resonate? Where should new readers start? And we choose some of our favorite X-Men characters in a sequence of choices that is definitely not a draft.
Merlin Mann returns to the show to talk about artificial intelligence and Eddy Cue’s flip-flops.
"They fooled ME, Jerry."
"He's not even a real hamster."