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#66: Inherent Injustice

November 30th, 2017 · 144 minutes

For this week’s main topic (and Spoiler Slot), we find Merlin playing "The Last of Us."

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Links and Show Notes

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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