John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.
#52: This Bird Can’t Get Laid
May 18th, 2017 · 97 minutes
Follow-up kicks off with Merlin’s iMac repair and why it’s fun to buy things with your phone. Strategies for tricking kids into watching media are explored, and John talks about why he’s still a TiVo man. Engadget hangs John’s Mac.
Merlin bemoans point-of-sale systems, and John provides important corrections from his wife on that weird metal Visa card he got. Merlin updates us on some unusual tech support for January’s #grassfed bag of blood incident, John struggles with getting logged-in, and then the blood bag gets a surprising Turns Out twist.
In this week’s accidental main topic, John addresses his new bird-enemy and the Wile E. Coyotean lengths to which his desperation with living in a drum may drive him.
Things wrap up with John’s fond memories of This Old House, alongside his variety of interactions with the program’s TV-famous craftspeople.
(Recorded on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.)
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It has some tense moments, strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), smoking, and drinking.
John Siracusa on Twitter: "This little shitbird is woodpecker-ing the metal hood on top of my chimney, playing my entire house like a percussion instrument. https://t.co/7iJg2Cbtve"
This little shitbird is woodpecker-ing the metal hood on top of my chimney, playing my entire house like a percussion instrument.
But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career.
Crocodiles are jerks.
In the US he was popularly known as Baghdad Bob and in Britain as Comical Ali (a joke derived from Saddam's cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid, who was also known as "Chemical Ali").
How one instrument went from being the backbone of American popular music to being a punchline in a joke about the ’80s.
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"I would even go so far as to say that I believe that using this technique will make picky eating worse."
After trying on many pairs of glasses, George finally decides upon a new style and buys them, but is distressed when Kramer later points out that they are women's-style glasses made by Gloria Vanderbilt.