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#99: Coconut Scenario

March 7th, 2019 · 99 minutes

Merlin thinks John is late, and John thinks Merlin needs to check his NTP server. Merlin's family is watching The Office, and this leads to a discussion of sitcom conceits. John assigned some secondary homework this week, so the trailer for Yesterday is considered. Merlin realizes he shouldn't look at links, and John almost admits to liking a given time-travel movie.

John has questions about the provenance of "karmasuck," and Merlin accidentally talks like Mario. Other purported Merlinisms plus business jargon are discussed. In one of the greatest reveals of the podcast, John reminds Merlin what "peanut butter" means.

Merlin almost did his primary homework, but John agrees it had arrived really late. It's called Free Solo, and you should watch it for future discussion. John's palms have only ever been more sweaty when playing the video game, Super Monkey Ball. Then, John describes the video game, Super Monkey Ball.

This leads to updates on John's current video game project in Destiny. Merlin thinks John should have a podcast about Destiny, while John thinks John shouldn't have a podcast about Destiny, and he explains why. Merlin has a possibly-apocryphal anecdote about The Beatles (assuming they existed).

John has trouble finding tickets for a movie, and Merlin's wife is going to run for a very long time. John thinks Merlin should encourage his family to save themselves.

Merlin needs to be rebooted, and John shares a harrowing ordeal involving Apple IDs.

John says you can't locate a corpse using RFID since that's not how it works.

(Recorded on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.)

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