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#66: Inherent Injustice

November 30th, 2017 · 144 minutes

This week kicks off with the traditional monthly discussion of Skype. Even as John disallows another word from the program, Merlin tries to explain the intricate interplay between all the great shows. Your hosts agree there are too many services they pay for and that credit cards are annoying.

In a lively mini-topic, John brings up teaching kids to cook. How do you prepare your progeny for eventually feeding themselves? Merlin feels like he missed a window, and John couldn’t opt out of Home Ec. Merlin finds kids un-persuadable, and John shares his household edict on dealing with the perception of childhood injustice. Sometimes, you gotta know when to adjust the shower curtain.

For this week’s main topic (and Spoiler Slot), we find Merlin playing The Last of Us. This one’s too good to spoil, but, suffice it to say, John declares it’s a very hard game, while Merlin still hasn’t even learned how to use a ladder. (Caution: the spoiler horn for The Last of Us fires off at 1:18:45)

(Recorded on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.)

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Links and Show Notes

Accidental Tech Podcast: 249: Beehives Full of Bees
Father claims Junior MasterChef contestants are groomed before cooking | Herald Sun
Perfect Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | Martha Stewart

Make your own gooey, delicious macaroni and cheese with this no-fail macaroni and cheese recipe. You'll learn how to get the perfect creamy macaroni and cheese consistency, plus the history of mac and cheese and how it became popular in America.

Red Barchetta - Wikipedia

The song's lyrics tell a story set in a future in which many classes of vehicles have been prohibited by "the Motor Law". The narrator's uncle has kept one of these now-illegal vehicles (the titular red Barchetta sports car) in pristine condition for some "fifty-odd years" and keeps it hidden at his secret country home (previously a farm before the enactment of the aforementioned Motor Law).

Ransomware attack on San Francisco public transit gives everyone a free ride | Technology | The Guardian
The Meaning of Preliteracy | Parents | Scholastic.com
The Last of Us - Wikipedia
Ep. 266: "Ham-Fisted Steak Cooker" - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann

The Problem: It’s a private moment John had with the roast beef.

Graham Kerr - Wikipedia
Machine Pix (@MachinePix) | Twitter