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#58: Elective Plumbing

August 14th, 2017 · 117 minutes

This double wraparound episode kicks off with updates on John’s ongoing struggle with Daisy’s potty habits. Merlin tries to help, but John suffers neither his analogy nor his blatant Male Answer Syndrome. Merlin still thinks John may be a doggie racist. Further, few differences are reconciled in debating which are the best MCU movies.

Merlin’s daughter goes to theme camps, and John pushes back on assuming how much stuff in movies is intentional. Conspiracy theories around The Shining are discussed. Gold? Mirrors? Goofy? Are you getting this?

After teasing a long-overdue Spoiler Slot (that never ends up actually happening), your hosts wonder whether every working actor in the U.K. will eventually be on Doctor Who.

This week’s main topic concerns Liking Things to Be a Certain Way. Coats, backpacks, FUNtainers™, and doll shoes all have their place, so why is it so hard to keep them there? Preferences for Mac configuration are explored at length, and no, you can’t see their desktops. John says he needs more bulwarks, and Merlin doesn’t disagree.

Your hosts wrap by considering how individual perceptions and personal hang-ups divide family and other stakeholders.

(Recorded on Thursday, July 19, 2017.)

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Links and Show Notes

Doctor-lite | Tardis | FANDOM powered by Wikia
The Best Doctor/Companion-Lite Episodes | Doctor Who TV
Dog Age Calculator | Dog Years To Human Years | PEDIGREE
THE SHINING (1979) analysis by Rob Ager
male answer syndrome - Wiktionary
The Incomparable | Nick Fury's Google Hangout (Episode 92)

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