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#88: Static Contraction

October 4th, 2018 · 123 minutes

John did not fix the document.

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This week, John has a musical request for Merlin, and Merlin agrees to hop on the court. This leads to a discussion of musical fingernail trimming, and the revelation of an upsetting new callus.

John has questions about Merlin’s crazy bandwidth. This leads to misty, water-colored memories of the way we downloaded. Time was, no one could get ISDN, and John makes a funny goof.

In follow-up, Merlin has an update on homework at after-care, then kind of goes off about who is and is not allowed to boss his family. John worries about discovering the real reason dingalings do what they do.

In further follow-up, John addresses feedback from Listener Todd about Merlin’s TV settings. John suggests the only real way to calibrate your screen. Don’t worry; they make it fun. Merlin thinks Netflix’s 4k quality may have ruined him, and a nerdy TV site is endorsed.

Merlin gets John invited to a Slack, and John explains Star Wars razors.

At 1:31:45, Jim fires off the Spoiler Horn for a discussion of HBO’s series, Succession.

(Recorded on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.)

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