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#33: Survival Bucket

August 25th, 2016 · 91 minutes

This week opens with some follow-up on John’s recent sauce talk, including suggestions on selecting tomatoes and sweating the iffy authenticity of olive oil. John helps Merlin understand modern peaches.

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The main topic this week is ratings and reviews. John talks about how he drinks eagerly from the fire hose of product recommendations as well as sharing his perspective on how he thinks about his epic OS X reviews in retrospect.

(Episode recorded Tuesday, August 23, 2016)

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Links and Show Notes

Summer Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Is it true that lighting a match eliminates the smell of poop or farts? - Quora

My friend said that lighting a match consumes the bad smell after going to the shitter. I tried and it does. How does it happen? Does the combustion consume the bad gases?

MythBusters Episode 48: Franklin’s Kite
San Marzano tomato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

San Marzano tomato, is a variety of plum tomato, considered by many chefs to be the best of its kind in the world

Upgrade #103: Significant Figures - Relay FM

Special guest Merlin Mann joins Jason to talk about reviews, ratings, Rotten Tomatoes, mice, thumbs up and thumbs down, using numbers to quantify the unquantifiable, when it's appropriate to show grown-up media to kids, and a whole lot more.

Membership - Relay FM
Unjustly Maligned - a podcast from The Incomparable
Edge Magazine
Links to all of John's OS X reviews
Amazon.com: OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener: Kitchen & Dining