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#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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