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#92: Zoom in on the Fish Head

November 29th, 2018 · 96 minutes

John helps Merlin understand which places are and are not on Long Island.

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This week’s wraparound episode kicks off with coverage of Merlin's new overalls and baby-bottle-nipple hat. John has some thoughts on this new sartorial turn, and Merlin has questions about John's sleep. Merlin gets an alarming message.

Merlin expresses gratitude for John's introduction to a new band, and this leads to a discussion of how your hosts discover, consume, and curate music these days. Who's wearing a Beatles wig, and when does it work? Tricking kids into liking music is considered. Your hosts agree that children are the worst. Stupid babies.

In follow-up, Merlin apologizes for the recent crappiness of an app he'd recommended, and John talks about the simple problem he actually needs to solve. Bad TV interfaces come up. Yes, again.

Merlin has questions about John's fad diet, and John still loves carbs. Diets are further discussed. Saturday is treat day.

(Recorded on Tuesday, November 15th, 2018.)


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"Come in misery, where you can seem as old as your omens.
And the mother we share
Will never keep your proud head from falling"

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Amazon picks New York City, Washington D.C. area for new offices | Reuters

The world’s largest online retailer plans to spend $5 billion on the two new developments in Long Island City and Arlington, Virginia, and expects to get more than $2 billion in tax credits and incentives with plans to apply for more. Watch Homecoming - Season 1 | Prime Video
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Long Island - Wikipedia

Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor approximately 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. The island comprises four counties in the U.S. state of New York. Kings and Queens Counties (the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, respectively) and Nassau County share the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two-thirds.