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#61: Rat King of Glue Traps

September 21st, 2017 · 91 minutes

This week kicks off with dives into religious time, talking like a wizard, kid manners, and the times your hosts did and mostly did not get recognized. Google me!

John gets hung up on Merlin’s avatar choices, and both hosts get Happy-Go-Jackie on the junkiness of Apple’s Mac apps. John’s kid made a comic, and Merlin has some diminished expectations for his Cat Lady and her van.

Then, there’s an improbable amount of Seinfeld discussion.

Main topic this week is Household Pests. The gloves are off as extreme measures are employed to deal with John’s mouse invaders. So much for that vegetarian snake and all the sickening fraud and malfeasance of the Big Extermination industry. It’s not pretty, and it won’t be popular, but nobody loves seeing a mouse in the house.

Brace yourself for extensive mouse lore and the eldritch contents of John’s tentpole.

(Recorded on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.)

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Links and Show Notes

AT&T Fiji Commercial - YouTube
Accidental Tech Podcast: 237: You Are Not a Datacenter

"Playing the notoriety card"

The John Siracusa Paper Doll - David Galletly - Art, Illustration & Design
Accidental Tech Podcast: 238: Begging for the Hub

After this episode recorded: John is in Dongle Hell.

Seinfeld: How It Began (FULL) - YouTube
Heraclitus - Wikiquote

"You could not step twice into the same river."

Winston Churchill - Wikiquote

"Many forms of Government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."