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Are you yearning for the warmth, friendliness, and cheer of a good local pub? Drop by "Four Guys Walk Into a Bar..." and sit in on the conversation. Whether it's serious or silly, you'll walk away satisfied.

How It All Began
One day, a couple of us were talking about our favorite radio programs and podcasts and why we like them. We realized that we're really drawn to the ones that make us laugh (do we listen to Car Talk for advice on cars? We do not). And we realized that we're lucky enough to have a group of friends who make us laugh like that. So we thought, We should talk with those guys more often. And maybe, we thought, other people would enjoy those conversations as much as we do. So we turned them into a podcast.

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345. Jumpscare
lights are lit ... if I had a nickel ... Bill Bryson ... Mother Tongue ... "their" ... insane his/her ... can't dooit ... weekly pick: Alien ... jumpscares ... hardened horror film watchers ... computer didn't hold up ... expendable ... ursine entrance ... giggling in bed ... Russian sleep experiment ... Spanish naps ... someone who disagrees with Mike ... Stranger Things spoilers ... watching TV ... Ken Burns while nursing ... watch it without me ... less Spielberg, more King ... one more hit ... variable length ... dropping kid at college ... the Quarter System ... quarters taken away ... doodling in my head ... kid's first job ... Churches growing well ... the adultlette phase ... not hierarchy, but friends ... creepy older boyfriend ... deadpanned the heck out of that one ... business failures ... reachable by no one except everyone ... copycats ... ovular show ... weekly pick: Death, Sex, and Money ... things we should talk about ... a nitch neesh ... weekly pick: Six! ... weekly pick: Invisibilia podcast ... our lives won't live themselves ... sort of like teaching ... filter from academic to popular ... different from a smart person ... standing on the shoulders of dwarves
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It's a horse! ... confused listeners ... confuse a cat ... Kliban cat comics ... pink chew toy-ers ... doggerfliers ... lion that herds gazelle ... never let them question the hierarchy ... sat on the dog ... like machines ... this cannot go on forever ... biting to indicate possession ... history of 911 ... procrastinating ... lot of naps ... non-London bits ... basil crème brûlée... highland games ... rain as ambiance ... Berlin ... tweed jacket ... oilskin ... British countryman's oilskin ... making Bear bigger ... slimy to begin with ... weekly pick: Wonderfalls ... NPR One ... guy who invented fracking ... parents don't lie when children present ... marshmallow behavior experiment ... singular of minutiae ... weekly pick: Corey Doctorow, "Information Doesn't Want to Be Free" and Amanda Palmer, "The Art of Asking" ... patreon

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Work hours ... take swift action ... yay me ... bowtie Friday ... on fleek af ... hella copter ... sh*tton ... semi pick: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World ... stole my pick ... Dad would definitely have crushed you ... you've had 2 parents ... 2, 2, 2, 4! 2, 2 ... moral implications of sperm bank ... missed out on some money ... mortgaged to the hilt ... weekly pick-like-thing: flow beehive ... honeycomb display/dispenser ... speaking of words with vowels ... battle at dawn ... PVC catapults ... Kahn management skills ... Hardcore History redux ... first religious debates ... weekly pick: WG Sebald, "On the Natural History of Destruction" ... fire-icane ... oh yeah, been there ... foley work ... weekly pick: Ken Follett, "World Without End" ... weekly pick: Book of Morman ... I'll call you ... do not call

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Cat's Schrödinger ... party wagon ... waggle my car's ears ... "allow me" ... bass up to "fracture things" ... roadtrip donuts ... Randy's Donuts ... what do you have hot? ... do you have cherry ... divide ways ... Tuff's Log ... alumni multi-day fiesta ... Naviance/Family Connection ... major apron strings ... million dollar burgers ... college vibe ... residential college experience ... DVC + Yale ... coasting vs. focused investing ... merit in being big fish ... find a small enough room ... BFSP ... Garfield's interesting past ... craft donuts ... speaking of structurally sound ... building weird stuff ... cornhenge ... service + reflection ... loaning you academic empowerment ... data analytics major ... relevance of graduate program ... humans = bacteriological growth ... weekly pick:  Randy's Donuts ... weekly pick:  roadsideamerica.com ... lighthouse on my way home ... weekly pick:  AirBnB ... nice personality ... Hitler meant well ... vrbo.com

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Typos ... first used words ... always up early ... top off the baby ... jump on the baby grenade ... apple encryption ... All Writs Act ... Citizens United, what? ... subpoenas for speech ... Ted Olsen retained by Apple ... PGP from a tshirt ... Sharpie ... Graydon Carter and Spy magazine ... Trisha Yearwood on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me ... weekly pick: History of Japan video www.youtube.com—watch ... books for the baby (including Thing Explainer) ... Video on cane toads ... weekly pick: goblinscomic.org ... weekly pick: www.youtube.com—watch ... Nationalism and socialism in one package ... weekly pick: Hindi movie Drishyam

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Bear is a sucker ... the whole enterprise ... radioactive funny material ... dealing with cognitive dissonance ... McEnroe, Kanye, oh my ... instruments of war are so cool ... definition of hypocrisy has changed ... imagine people complexly ... Welcome Buster! ... cluster of cells ... microorganisms ... bags of water filled with scum ... 140% not me ... genetic fine tuning ... scientific model proves the Earth doesn't exist ... I want to pop some popcorns ... weekly pick: NASA travel bureau posters ...  www.dezeen.com—nasa-jet-propulsion-laboratory-retro-style-posters-space-travel ... can someone please attack me? ... Governors behind bars ... sit out until others beat each other up ... advocating Duberger's law ... no ideological parties ... star bellied sneeches ... the party of "I got mine" ... white slaves, and the Irish ... ethnic Irish food ... three ratholes from something ... no mentioned that ... advice women tell women ... margin of error for IQ tests ... conflicting advice ... you'd like it too much ... neighborhood bonfire ... Ken Burns documentaries ... weekly pick: Coup, Love Letter ... weekly pick: candied walnuts ... www.cooks.com—glazed-pecan-holiday-nuts.html ... imgur.com—4ycoQ ... weekly pick: Devil Wears Prada

Direct download: 332_140_Percent.mp3
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has it been 9 months ... metaslap ... have you seen the trend line?? ... DNA on the Internet ... Milton ... during the podcast ... checking out skills ... get tired just thinking about it ... birth plan out the window ... cut the cord? no thanks ... but I haven't washed my hands ... pacifier falls on floor ... if I fail to interrupt you, you';ve got to stop me ... birth coach ... it was all good ... life back in paper thin slices ... letting go process ... name an experience that humbled you ... the Badminton Story ... "kicked out" is strong ... trounced by 37 year old woman and her mother ... bring it back down ... I don't have an answer to that ... ethical lapse ... weekly pick: Moment for iPad ... weekly pick: do not reset iPhone clock ... no backdoor ... 3 judges sign off ... weekly pick: Room ... weekly pick: asana ... stringing Bear along

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Tight backs ... 'wake up in a puddle of your own drool' medicine ... snoring ... peak Kindle ... Comic Times ... subsidized agriculture ... harley davidson tariffs ... maximin - maximize minimum payoff ... concern about Trump as next president ... he's a liar, not a crazy liar ... fascist tendency in democracies ... Hitler's charisma ... Day the Clown Cried - Jerry Lewis's movie he never wanted shown  ... JK Rowling book ... Amazon lumberyard and the zombie apocalypse ... not so much a pick Golgo 13 - mildly entertaining ... weekly pick: Michael Howard's "The Invention of Peace" ... weekly pick: Melissa McCarthy in "Identify Thief" and everything else she's in  ... weekly pick: "Spy"

Direct download: 330__Not_a_Crazy_Liar.mp3
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Technology today ... OLED technology for TV ... ladders on staircases ... ports and HDMI ... Just Dance on the Wii ... Sonos to the TV? ... Wii, iPod, Roku, DVD/VCR ... Everything is available, right? ... Video of first Super Bowl ... media buy for primaries ... James Abram Garfield ... most incompetent suicide bomber ... weekly pick: 99 invisible podcast ... sending ice to India ... plaques in Boston ... fires deadly in CA, not earthquakes ... redesigned Chinatown ... weekly pick: NPR One ... weekly pick: The Flavor Bible ... cocktails with flavors ... salmon with vanilla ... annotating physical books ... physical book triggers idea recall

Direct download: 329__Flaming_Out.mp3
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Fiber, you know? ... not the mute button ... 3-day blackout ... use or lose it potluck ... potluck baby ... dragon snow melting device ... snow thieves ... cold war vs. today ... natural erosions ... we have dykes ... social security ponzi scheme ... the definition of "macro" ... what if we all just get smaller ... Logan's Run ... weekly pick: The Man in the High Castle ... the REALLY big focus group ... 2-day gratification ... story within a story ... breaking down the 4th wall ... minimal rewrite alternate reality ... weekly pick: Ex Machina ... Gattica-ish ... Supernatural ... skip and catch up ... past season 5 ... French Mistake ... Maureen Johnson ... getting out of the conversation alive ... weekly pick: Real Escape Games ... AT&T Park ... favorite sport: extroversion ... Buckaroo Banzai Institute ... Intellectual Capitol?? ... Landlord's Game ... collaborative Monopoly ... training generations of capitalists ... dollar sign eyes ... weekly pick: Hardcore History podcast ... JengaCon ... pikers ... depths of human depravity ... Steven Pinker acolytes ... you call yourself an outlier ... CrashCourse videos ... Dead Pool movie ... hard R rating ... skullpoopl ... valentines day trailer ... breaking the 4th wall

Direct download: 328__Fourth_Wall.mp3
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Radiocity ... edited lives ... weekly pick: September 11 Memorial ... western concept of grief counseling ... bottling up unhappiness ... we're doomed to make wrong attributions ... multiple motives ... how should I know why I did that ... because he is one ... imagine others complexly ... nickname: Gotham ... watching where the cows walked ... justice vs. forgiveness ... psychological affects physical? ... will I die this year ... last minute will business ... slow death ... fake warning ... impression of infallibility ... statute of limitations on spoilers ... don't out all the chaff ... spoiler graph ... the joys of being manipulative ... lie succeeds without repercussions ... dubious rationale ... how the world really works ... weekly pick2: The Big Short ... enjoy stories more knowing the ending ... enjoying the ride ... the value of the plot twist ... google spoilers ... unfriend the British ... weekly pick: Making A Murderer ... Serial (podcast) ... fallibility of human memory ... weekly pick: Three Luigis in Brooklyn ... weekly pick: Colt Express

Direct download: 327__Spoiler_Alert.mp3
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Inviting yourself to Thanksgiving ... bears in the rain ... foolishness of our elders ... richer ... insight into our teenagers ... Alton Brown's turkey advice ... charcoal turkey ... survey the turkey ... black and blue steak ... botulism spores ... least desirable garnishes ... Ohio botulism outbreak ... 5-hour energy ... billions in change ... the hyper-rich ... subsidizing his philanthropy ... big business lobby ... hopes and prayers vs. action ... money gets poured into both sides ... voting for judges ... first Asian-American judge with an Italian name ... Tony Bologna ... weekly pick: Trainwreck... weekly pick: Spotlight ... weekly pick: cutthroat kitchen – celebrity chefs ... demon in human form ... weekly pick: father/daughter beatbox battle part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg1qLJ_6-LE ... lifestrawed again

Direct download: 325__Demon_in_Human_Form.mp3
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323. Keep Your Eyes Peeled

The ol' mute button ... biggest indoor recording studio ... a subset of Yosemite ... Steve Jobs lookalike ... podcasting with glasses ... drugstore readers ... scatter them around your house ... spring-loaded micro-glasses ... brains are so cool ... thanks for the new eyes ... injection of OOOH ... very clockwork orange ... should have expected the smell ... body grabs it ... over power ... tinder costume ... weekly pick: Aziz Ansari, "Modern Romance" ... changes in dating ... marry for utility or love ... interested in dating and lazy ... Nerdcon stories ... hanging with Steven Brust ... paper is no longer a problem ... telephone Pictionary ... 23 is great ... spiders at a campfire ... literature + superheroes ... he said she said ... bang the walking dead ... weekly pick: New York Neofuturists, "Too much light makes the baby go blind" ... weekly pick: fried baloney sandwich ... weekly pick: Psyche ... Jeff on Castle ... Dave's contretemps with rap artist Dessa tinyurl.com—HeSaidSheSaid-HubCap2015 <http://tinyurl.com/HeSaidSheSaid-HubCap2015> ... Hanks great kick off speech. ...se habla Gilgamesh: Hanks kick off m.youtube.com—watch <https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H4pQKpjWi9s># ... Convocation and humorous history of story, Paul. Of Paul and Storm youtu.be—zPi0-S4EFgg <http://youtu.be/zPi0-S4EFgg> ... Closing that session, wow, storm: m.youtube.com—watch <https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uTHaqjXF4S0>#

Direct download: 323_Keep_Your_Eyes_Peeled.mp3
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Lowest grade virus ... hayfeverish ... soap bubble test ... the Big One ... 99.9% no fireball of death ... 2-cat-night ... Sense8 redux ... campy lines ... closure + 30 seconds ... cranky about prose ... anti-pick: Wesley Chu, "Time Salvager" ... let me see this freak ... vision like us mortals ... almost Lasik surgery ... Doc Ock style ... late 40's denial ... Bear telling ... not a vehicle ... frailty of memory ... ... weekly pick: pitch fx ... trove of data ... cran.r-project.org—pitchRx.pdf cran.r-project.org—pitchRx.pdf <https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/pitchRx/pitchRx.pdf> ... weekly pick: Ted Talks ... weekly pick: July 1914 ... Earl or Viscount Grey ... taking shots at Tuchman ... Best Pope Ever

Direct download: 322__Two_Cat_Night.mp3
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Boehner's resignation ... creepy hand ... Skype emoticons ... weekly pick: Welcome to Nightvale podcast ... Saffron Herndon, 10 yr old comic ... Laundromat comedy show ... attending comedy club as teens ... Louis CK cinnabon sketch ... Pogo as epithet ... Eddie Izzard ... Front row for Hippo #2 ... weekly pick: Free H.L. Mencken books on Kindle ... weekly pick: Original Amazon series "Catastrophe" ... bonus pleasure: Simon Pegg ... The Peripheral redux

Direct download: 321__Chrestomathy.mp3
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Pausing for Richard ... perfect summer weather ... need for common vacation ... stereotypes for different nationalities ... Americans tip ... Robin Williams' diagnosis ... really talented asshats ... Moral Scott Card ... dichotomy of thought ... imagining others complexly ... Johnny Carson ... I'm a complete idiot ... Jeni's recovery from listeria outbreak ... udderly clear ... coffee ice cream with Via ... Low Countries vacation with naps ... local vacation in San Francisco with comedians ... she's pregnant!!! ... weekly pick: article about Dave's dad www.contracostatimes.com—longtime-orinda-resident-helped-streamline-first-response-with-e911 <http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_28673849/longtime-orinda-resident-helped-streamline-first-response-with-e911> ... where is the high road and are you on it? ... weekly pick: www.franceandson.com <http://www.franceandson.com/> for replica furniture ... www.aphaus.com—... <http://www.aphaus.com/product/le-corbusier-lc4-chaise-lounge/...> www.franceandson.com—... <http://www.franceandson.com/catalog/product/view/id/53573/s/lc4-chaise-lounge-black-leather/...> weekly pick: belgian waffles made from dough ... weekly pick: SwiftKey Keyboard ... pickish: the Wire

Direct download: 319__Talented_Asshats.mp3
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Intentional lack of caffeine ... weather in the midwest ... weather taken for granted ... BYOT (bring your own toilet) ... Republican debate drinking games ... debate points per minute ... Last Daily Show ... WWF ... Trump ... Why settle for the lesser evil? ... weekly pick: Bang, the Walking Dead (card game) ... The Joe Schmo show, a reality show for one person ... weekly pick: video of Stanley Milgram's obedience to authority figures experiment www.youtube.com—watch <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzd6Ew3TraA> ... marketing survey experiment where someone needs help ... higher expectations for humanity than the data supports ... weekly pick: Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Daniel Bolger ... world naked bike ride teaser

Direct download: 318__30_Percenters.mp3
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Very small circle ... hehe you said "moron" ... think-cast ... crazy-ass hotel ... Supreme Court:  a good week for America ... I'm moving to Russia ... maybe Syria? ... SCOTUS Blog ... how far we've come ... die and be replaced ... confederate flag issue ... hate crime or terrorism ... call a spade a spade ... suicide or murder ... suicide by cop ... weekly pick:  David Strauss, "The Living Constitution" ... originalism on both sides ... pure applesauce ... what that Congress meant at that time ... Thomas' dissent ... marriage as an institution ... Scalia: a sore loser ... marriage as an increase in liberty ... argle bargle ... weekly pick: Mark Marin, WTF ... the President:  a logical, reasonable guy ... Attorney General's swearing in ... look, you're in my house ... Obama eulogy ... weird limbo ... screw you guys, I'm going to my ranch ... letter from the Joe Nobel Institute ... hang out with a stipend ... not just farting in church ... Putin didn't get the memo ... Georgia is fair game ... are we complacent? ... long tail distributions ... taking on Pinker ... weekly pick: google cardboard

Direct download: 317__Pure_Applesauce.mp3
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315. Waiting for Pépe

Beach ball of death ... skunk power plays ... nuke and come back later ... I saw Caddy Shack ... appease the skunk ... contrite raccoon ... badger trainees ... raccoon mafia ... nasty koala ... now ridiculously impractical ... would prefer not to survive the crash ... Audi A8 ... fraternize with its peers ... not particularly close ... complete absence of sympathy ... hospice, again? ... fraudulent stage 4 lung cancer ... national cremation society ... no refrigeration ... executorness ... convoluted next of kin ... thanks a pantload ... Doctor ... weekly pick: Burn It Down ... weekly pick: GEICO ad ... canvas for short film ... weekly pick: The Toast ... Dali: "Dial it down" ... weekly pick: Scream ... meta horror film ... artisanal toast ... anti-pick: can I stream it

Direct download: 315__Waiting_for_Pepe.mp3
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312. Trusted System

Outlook and gmail ... sync or sink ... GTD ... transcribing audio ... Evernote ... loan number(s) ... getting our info from corporations ... weekly pick: scannable ... weekly pick: textever/snapentry ... use native iOS and android for voice to text ... weekly pick: Omar Bridge bridge app ... time lord party ... Draco hug www.youtube.com—watch <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZW_dwd_WJY> ... hiding pints of jeni’s ice cream ... uni-tasking - do one thing at at time

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A curious week ... if it weren't for the country music ... nail-head divot ... screaming from Nashville ... I don't want to ... hammering out your tooth ... dental school faculty ... the Queen of one room ... random people in authority ... Jesuit rules ... sitting Presidents ... Mocoto Restaurant in Sao Paulo www.tripadvisor.com—Restaurant_Review-g303631-d2315788-Reviews-Mocoto-Sao_Paulo_State_of_Sao_Paulo.html <http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g303631-d2315788-Reviews-Mocoto-Sao_Paulo_State_of_Sao_Paulo.html> ... cracklins ... Southern miso ... good interview food ... weekly pick: Oral B Pulsar ... drone shoots ... dopp kit ... a sponge bag ... weekly pick: Backstrom ... weekly pick: "Get in Trouble," Kelly Link ... second cheapest

Direct download: 311__Second_Cheapest.mp3
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Shindig ... beer madness ... Division 3 beers ... wild ass guessing ... blowing up etymologies ... another quartile ... rye humor ... double blind tasting ... inconsistent ice ... stink ice ... out of state ice ... Old Overholt ... taste descriptors ... give them another shot ... I don't know it's terrible ... Rendezvous and Willet ... I only drink to excess ... ice cream as big as your head ... mudslide, ages ago ... brain damaging picnic ... mudslide recipe ... alcohol as adultness ... B-17 raid ... conflicted pilot ... snopes: true ... weekly pick:  Casablanca ... 3 writers ... often the villain ... shocked, shocked I am ... tetris ... so cursed ... weekly pick: Lapham's Quarterly ... quasi pick: "Under the Dome," Stephen King ... some of the corniest crap ... climbing on Washington's head ... weak pick: convenient cushions ... weak pick: Talking Carl ... speaks for itself ... weekly pick: fart story: hahasforhoohas.com—the-fart-that-almost-altered-my-destiny... <http://hahasforhoohas.com/the-fart-that-almost-altered-my-destiny...> The Storm ... weekly pick: In the Loop

Direct download: 310__Double_Blind.mp3
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A quorum ... what? ... depending on the brick ... I'm texted and green ... yonder window ... a nicer dictator ... DDOSing us ... N. Korea may be rightly worried ... 3-laugh from Dave ... the money shot ... to prise a laugh ... or poison, of course ... using my laugh/vomit muscles ... IMG Fave ... addicted in 30 seconds ... depressed goat ... but not a European woodpecker ... www.facebook.com—video.php <https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=686445404761646> ... sorry, what? ... lion and 2 guys ... didn't you read Life of Pi? ... Todd Barry ... the momentum of laughing ... keeping the balloon in the air ... stop, stop, I need to breathe ... nobody likes dogs named Fifi ... comedy:  a left turn ... human head transplants ... noble sacrifice ... clone a body without a brain ... village vanguard ... get a hamburger ... Thomas Keller, Per se ... Masa ... Blue Hill at Stone Barns ... base price $310 ... Momofuku Ko ... Morimoto ... anti-pick: Dynamo Donuts ... Champaign, Illinois:  best donut ... transcendent ... hot unfilled filled donuts ... weekly pick:  Space Team ... weekly pick: tweet slide show ... weekly pick: Outlook for phone ... shockingly good ... weekly pick:  Jenner, CA ... weekly pick: Where the hell is Matt?

Direct download: 307__I_Need_To_Breathe.mp3
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Because it's Skype ... endless emoji ... are you mad at me ... all sneeze ... cable dumping ... crap calls on your cell ... find my iPhone ... Bluetooth chirper ... one phone to rule them all ... first gen ipad ... buy another device ... as they count their money ... community of complainants ... spelling problems ... seriously just run spellcheck ... why have 2 spelling errors in cover letter ... in turd in California ... So ... reprehensible Charlie ... pattern of intolerance ... remarkable Pope ... Tibetan mastiff ... dogbearlion ... hour of the wolf ... weekly pick: Gendered Language In Teacher Reviews www.nytimes.com—is-the-professor-bossy-or-brilliant-much-depends-on-gender.html <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/upshot/is-the-professor-bossy-or-brilliant-much-depends-on-gender.html?abt=0002&abg=0&_r=0> ... weekly pick: closed captioning device (in movie theater) ... weekly pick: Moebius, "Airtight Garage"

Direct download: 306_Dogbearlion.mp3
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We're getting old, my friend ... social activism by taking vacation ... vacation from chemo ... what flu feels like ... dropping the ball ... protesting everything ... temporary cognitive decline ... police lip sync ... a pip behind Gladys Night ... humanizing the police ... bad lip reading ... weekly pick: Selma ... cheeses me off ... oversimplified, made-up sniper ... don't watch the preview ... well-informed member of our society ... John McCutcheon: folk singer ... nimble song-writer ... Iris Dement concert ... lazy Christmas ... don't care about Russia; just love my kid ... Anna Akhmatova poems ... better than sliced bread ... awesome phone instructions ... an ad for trains ... London taxi-cab brain study ... withering hypocampus ... keen barbarian navigation skills ... really, KB? ... bed yams ... indo NEE sia ... The Snails ... a color older than dirt ... weekly pick: Ecorox waterproof Bluetooth speaker ... weekly pick: The Preacher ... comic collection ... spyder solitare

Direct download: 305_Farewell_Hippocampus.mp3
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Stop the video ... smelly salivating cat ... pheromone collars, for people ... 25 pounds to you and me ... camel cat ... insurance info ... non-stroke ... iPhone mirth ... project 60 ... techno-savvy oldsters ... texting all the time ... evil yik-yak ... teenage life echo chamber ... plus side ... not accruing status ... soggy cupcakes ... going hammer and tongs ... retaliation becomes impossible ... not sanguine about the investment ... early radio and net neutrality ... comments sections do nothing for humanity ... but up/down voting improves ... undercover on facebook ... groups for sub-posting ... acquaintances ... weekly pick: Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodle ... Charlie Hebdo attack ... weekly pick: Charlie Hebdo donations page www.donspep.caissedesdepots.fr <http://www.donspep.caissedesdepots.fr/?journal=CHAR> ... weekly pick: Hank Green's list of videos 2014 ... Broadchurch

Direct download: 304_Eye_Phone.mp3
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18 year job ... not thinking of the college one ... one of 16 ... I'm going to be the funny one ... three pleasers ... only one planned ... no belly button ... nickname: "Adam" ... useless but potentially dangerous ... tipping point surgery ... Tolkienologists ... weekly pick:  Goodbye Mr. Chips ... polkas vs. waltzes ... demanders to the moon ... the real Full Monty ... a 10 on the enneagram ... the button ... a truth not worth knowing ... how about I hit you? ... squirrel experiment ... shorted neurons ... weekly pick: gasoline leaf blower ... stand of bamboo ... the long answer is "yes" ... Drinkable Book ... weekly pick: F.lux ... jailbreakin' the ipad ... weekly pick: Amazon music streaming ... except for Taylor Swift ... norcaljazz.com

Direct download: 301__Three_Pleasers.mp3
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everyone offline ... black keys ... manifest showmanship ... sudden focus ... automatic social experiment ... plagiarism detection software ... jaywalking entrapment ... entrapping shop ... 11% rate of lying liers ... repeat plagiarizers ... speaking of cheater ... sabermetricians ... discretion too large a part of his valor ... hall of fame inconsistency ... foul taste in my mouth ... fear the lifestraw ... Jeter rant ... wins above replacement ... what's this baseball stuff ... weekly pick:  Steven J. Gould, "Full House" ... 7-footers ... centered on 260 ... weekly pick: Numbers (vimeo.com—35375393) <http://vimeo.com/35375393)> ... appreciative inquiry ... a number of effective processes ... weekly pick: 3 Questions ... and how did you die? ... posthoc this ... provoking uncontrolled reactions ... people who prefer complexity ... oh yeah, great personality

Direct download: 299__WAR_on_Jeter.mp3
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298. Greek God of Statistics

15 seconds of silence … you should definitely go … Derek Jeter … I know he’s an athlete … stand-up guy, not great player … vorp … greek god of walks … weekly pick: chemotherapy for Dads … speaking of fast-thinking doctors … random medicines … hazing new doc’s … take out appendix, yeah, yeah … nobody better bash Cal Ripkin … blahblahblah … statistical package … London statistician … finishing each other’s sandwiches … give me a week … 5 out of 3 statisticians … lots of variables … weekly pick:  Brian K. Vaughan, “Y: The Last Man” … weekly pick:  Luther … weekly pick:  Ordinary People … this is acting … Judd Hirsh taxi driver … weekly pick: the Oatmeal & bees … True Detectives redux … Mistborne redux

Direct download: 298__Greek_God.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

297. There's a Box?

Pronoun trouble ... introvert and extrovert ... dancing on chairs ... adding a 4th ... comic geniuses doing good for the world ... Cosby inspires awe ... Garrison talent ... not safe for radio ... old man carousing ... stop before the last child ... weekly pick: Two Dots ... 2048 ... are you sure you want to know ... hazmat warning:  cookie clicker ... yik yak peril ... anonymous = bad ... teaching moment ... 1-day experiment ... disposable- vs. no-handle ... something to do about it ... deidentifying ... social learning ... hard to stamp out ... weekly pick:  Inequality for All ... 1/3 NFL players get brain injuries ... triple domestic violence shelter ... #whyIstayed ... mano-a-mano against Bear ... record holder of grievances ... “There’s a box?!” ... kind of a relief ... comma would protect Mandela ... I’m not that old ... we are the MPs ... weekly pick: Bernard Cromwell, “Sharpe’s Tiger” ... weekly pick: Dr. Who new season

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Step off ... non-muscle parts ... Dublin's American song ... Gilbert Malone ... Maryland fight song ... Napoleon U-Turn ... V for Vendetta ... spurn the Northern scum ... Tufte's poster ... Washington conference ... hotel dollars ... hotel on fire ... internecine warfare ... Billy Collins live ... weekly pick: Hyperion ... warned you 2-volume novel ... epiphany: books program expectations ... unemcumbered by evidence ... over-expectations ... the truth denies simplicity ... books with dog-poop endings ... balanced diet of outcomes ... but that depressing ... new best friend ... engrossing ... tree as rich pattern ... weekly pick: how the sun sees you: tinyurl.com—pwpa8v7 tinyurl.com—pwpa8v7 <http://tinyurl.com/pwpa8v7> ... what if the sun disappears: tinyurl.com—p33jpcj tinyurl.com—p33jpcj <http://tinyurl.com/p33jpcj> ... weekly pick: Thomas Was Alone ... Two Dots ... hardwired location-sense

Direct download: 296__Warming_Our_Cockles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This person is unstable ... becoming not ready ... reverse time button ... drop off at college ... Katalina's pancake balls ... roadside attractions ... bone installation ... Darwinian rabbits ... do not drive into smoke ... watercoolers ... amazing Carlsbad Caverns ... back in the world of film ... dungeon crawl ... lavabeds national monument ... cyclopean winds ... lovecraftian landscapes ... crater lake ... St. Louis arch ... mixture of claustrophobia and agoraphobia ... mans got to know his limitations ... champions of the west ... barbequed oyster birthday ... R.A. Salvator D&D stories ... back into Well World ... gender swap ... tree people ... answer the door hypo ... return the box full ... makin' friends ... weekly pick: In your Eyes ... [mini-pick] ... weekly pick: cat genie ... we're mesmerized ... weekly pick: Suits ... Much Ado About Acting ... Ebert could bring down the hammer ... weekly pick: Girl, Interrupted ... Old Hats ... Brown Sugar Café ... Six Sigma class

Direct download: 295__Cyclopean_Winds.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

In the private sector, they have that ... could you repeat all that again? ... 11 phone lines ... IP over voice ... the Amazon turk ... potato salad kickstarter ... kickstarter for academic research ... experiment.com ... 10,000 failures ... skype killed my groove ... kickstarter fraud ... D&D documentary ... kickstarter for legal fees ... reputation ... really do have to be creative ... order of the stick kickstarter ... keeping kickstarter powder dry ... give us enough money and we'll stop ... weekly pick: John Legend, video of "You and I" ... weekly pick: Threadless, Attaque du Chat Ninja ... weekly pick: Darius Tucker, "Wagon Wheel" ... weekly pick: True Detective

Direct download: 294__Kickstart_Me.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm EDT

293. Bathroom Fridge

bing, Mike is here ... down to a couple boxes ... bathroom fridge ... mango ice cream with rum-infused mangos ... Reds – Giants ... Jeni's small desserts ... which Bear? ... child Bear ... What the H*&# were you thinking? ... Erol-Bear ... 90 minute wrong number ... good time last night ... what homeless people need ... homeless & mental illness ... power in boldness ... Monsters of Nerd Rock ... Driftless Pony Club & Weezy Waiter ... Harry & the Potters ... fun coat check ... married life ... hothouse ... Rush Creek Village ... fridge sink stove ... Wu House ... pawpaw liqueur ... Highland Estates ... weekly pick: pebble watch ... zero world problem ... Dave's Dad's chemo ... departing daughter ... crafting a sociopath ... weekly pick: World Cup ... leaders in Mid-East doing awful things ... Tim Howard phenomenon ... living in a museum ... weekly pick: sonos ... weekly pick: Andrew Hwang, "Show me where ya noms at"

Direct download: 293__Bathroom_Fridge.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

California seasons ... desalination for Micronesia ... Nero selling marshmallows ... Mechanical Turk ... grad students managing surveys ... science projects and data ... transcribing lectures ... weekly pick: solar freakin' roadways!  <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlTA3rnpgzU&feature=kp> ... weekly pick: LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow ... LeVar Burton on Reddit ... time for Mr. Rogers and a time for pitchforks ... kickstarter for Erfworld ... Veronica Mars ... weekly pick affirmation: Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends ... kickstarter for D&D documentary ... nerfighters and Alan Turing ... weekly pick: Realescapegame.com locked room puzzle ... stories with holes ... what does the fox say ... what does John Locke say ... www.nietzschefamilycircus.com

Direct download: 291__Because_LeVar_Burton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Sleep cycle application ... deeply asleep in 20 minutes ... backpacking of 2 weeks, or not ... spry ... Carrie ... break one plate approach ... spring in Ohio ... places in Berlin ... Bear in the woods in a house ... love good design ... caretaker of your house ... geothermal heat ... weekly pick: Lois McMaster Bujold "The Hallowed Hunt" ... weekly pick: scan life docs to evernote then shred ... GTD - toodledo, Any.do, Clear (a nested todo list) ... weekly pick: that cat that saved a child; H.P Lovecraft books "At the Mountains of Madness"

Direct download: 290__Break_One_Plate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

Fourum ... lit up Thames ... meat in pastry ... yo-sushi ... best freakin' ramen ... black garlic ... infuse more fat ... sticky toffee pudding ... ordering lemonade at the pub ... barmaid from Canada ... Primark ... Kew Gardens ... not a drop of rain ... what a lovely child ... I'm not that complicated ... daughter weekend ... the Haight ... pork store ... store view ... density of vintage thrift stores ... Costco of used music ... first bat mitzvah ... eat eat eat ... world's greatest macaroons ... nerdscouting ... inspirational nerds ... Julie D'Abigny:  serious 17th-century badass ... Amanda Palmer ... The Oatmeal on Tesla Model S ... needless frustration ... pale shadow of a Tesla ... suicide doors ... honorary African American ... kissing doors ... hot and cold running shrimp ... balloons = fun ... weekly pick: Naked Statistics ... weekly pick: Ian Doescher, "The Empire Striketh Back" ... Yoda talks like this anyway ... weekly pick: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, "Saga" ... weekly pick: moon puzzle

Direct download: 289__Pork_Store.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

Bottom of a well ...  smashing time at wedding ... break dancing cult ... back when I was a boy ... 25 college reunion ... happy to see the unimpressed ... more mature ... Professor: "leave" ... bonding in college ... what kind of bear is Bear ... too big for Europe ... Richard is baking .... Bear's honeymoon ... vacation mix of relaxation and exploration ... Sitges, Barcelona ... Catalan is not Spanish ... well blow me ... 7 years of Catalan ... vermouth bars ... vermouth from bad wine ... Gaudi ... no google maps ... Parisians are not rude ... unreservedly delightful ... weekly pick: "Arguably," Christopher Hitchens ... anti-pick: "Anathem," Neal Stephenson ... weekly pick: "The Way of the Kings," Brian Sanderson ... the Kindle Effect ... George R.R. is a slacker ... weekly pick: Bill Bryson, "Notes from a Small Island" ... weekly pick-like-thing: thenicestthingontheinter.net

Direct download: 288__Too_Big.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Poor Senegal ... led a moral life ... stature and disposition of a fireplug ... being born into this era/strata/nation ... conversely ... man born blind ... contrapositive contrapposto ... if q then p ... God hates figs ... angel wall ... Toronto book awards ... crop duster ... Erie, PA local news ... marching for dog justice ... blurnalism ... same contract news anchor ... cheerleaders' convention ... infinity gems ... urine town ... being an idiot at 14 ... weekly pick:  Catcher in the Rye ... beautiful, effective ... slow emotional rollercoaster going down ... weekly pick: "Hawkeye: My Life As a Weapon" ... overnight ship adventure ... Battle of Leyte Gulf ... launch torpedos ... weekly pick:  Makoto ... pooping gold ... playing Bear ... carding competition ... farting through silk

Direct download: 287__Living.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

Ukraine … more Ukraine … forgotten treaty to drag us into war ... language game ... ArXiv ... snarxiv.org—vs-arxiv <http://snarxiv.org/vs-arxiv/> ... weekly pick: Mark Millar Wolverine omnibus collection ... weekly pick: Hugh Howey Sand omnibus collection ... foot problems ... funglish ... are zombies illegal in arizona? ... weekly pick: talking carl has a fight m.youtube.com—watch <http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t-7mQhSZRgM> ... anti pick, maybe?: Divergent series

Direct download: 284__Insignia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

American Hustle is fun ... nadir of fashion ... dappered.com ... running out of big cats ... Alcatraz ... product naming is hard ... Fresno Sanitary Landfill ... Taliesin piano ... managing kids ... so German ... can't do that in a car ... mind if I smoke ... one-on-one to London ... exchange program in a Stan ... reliving through your kids ... mortgage flight miles ... weekly pick: Keurig coffee makers ... French press is a pain in the neck ... Volt: "oh, yeah" ... molecular gastronomy's bad name ... chuck taylor waiters ... weekly pick: any.do ... 20 somethings startup ... Library of Congress ... best.library.ever ... tea overkill ... weekly pick: The Room

Direct download: 282__Nadir_of_Fashion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Bull Durham - eh? ... everythings's off ... same bat time ... throwing a baseball at you ... Mike? ... run up to Christmas ... another adult ... raise you a ford focus ... no oil changes ... still more efficient ... battery advances ... daughter was educated ... taking physics ... many silver linings ... ultimate parking lot ... I'd love to go to Burning Man ... dorm room living ... 4-star Yurt ... default coal ... rainbow power ... max speed ... 0-5 feet is awesome ... '64 Lincoln safety ... steering wheel shaped bruise ... high albedo ... massive chassis ... speaking of biomechancial robots ... trees passing water ... you screwed me in 1404 ... Tolkien was right ... 4-start curmudgeon ... what's the word for desert? ... plant kin recognition ... 1-to-1 ... passing a turing test ... sentience ... except for that one ... why faces? ... lorax steaks ... weekly pick: Frozen ... best Disney princess movie ever ... movie about sisters ... Wicked good ... weekly pick: Pianist of Willesdon Lane ... weekly pick: Ford Focus electric ... weekly pick:  Rick Steves Travel Guides ... trivial pick: Sambal Oelec

Direct download: 281__Smarty_Plants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Score ... savage wit ... amusing lunch ... the dis in discipline ... gently punked ... iPhone travails ... upset kids ... never made parody, "Das Boot" ... sonar beep ... big brother santa claus ... UPS fun ... virtually fine ... weekly pick: UPS for cable modem and wifi ... electric car batteries for buildings ... attacked by bees ... more where that came from ... justice served ... giant in black trench coat ... intimidated population ... kickstarter for findable devices ... iPhone bricking ... weekly pick: The Room ... confirming that it was that bad ... Paint Your Wagon ... macklemore in concert ... swim through the crowd ... lost a glove ... Beatles as opening act ... creating a encore

Direct download: 280__iStalk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am EDT

Sound check ... so frickin' exhausted ... sound of whiskers ... coasting on sleep ... swallowed by department ... waiting to get the things done ... initial skepticism ... car chase for integrity ... Trading Places ... esteemed senator from Minnesota ... once you've had a man with no legs ... miraculous fraud ... the Old Thin Man ... not the 5th season ... a long week ... basically 3 jobs ... pay to have this much fun ... 8 hours of work in us ... boss who wets his pants ... work-life balance ... worried about retirement ... pulling dirt ... now I have a challenge ... adaptable to fault ... emeritus oxygen tank ... ski with oxygen ... whip this out ... quarter million downloads ... joyful dialogs ... wire quoting ... partyware ... find a safe haven ... my marketing literature ... wordmap ... claim chattsburgers ... I hate assburgers ... weekly pick: the Thin Man ... weekly pick: "Devices and Desires," K.J. Parker ... weekly pick: Billy Collins, "Aimless Love" ... weekly pick: invisible bike helmet vimeo.com—43038579 <http://vimeo.com/43038579>

Direct download: 278__Chatsbergers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Skype hasn't changed, we have ... skype's got my money ... iPad as a desktop? ... nationwide talk ... quite a phone ... stone knives and bearskins ... make you upgrade ... read your email ... Google law suit ... don't be obviously evil ... deliver your name and likeness ... deemphasizing that motto ... MST3k accents ... a big cigar ... half-billion dollar fine ... balance the budget by keeping an eye on Google ... TOR ... moral merits of TOR ... empowering listeners ... chaotic rather than lawful ... ultra free market ... $80k hit ... safety in bitcoin ... hyperinflations ... how much my old man has learned ... singing horse ... small airports ... weekly pick: Device 6 ... weekly pick: Ender's Game ... weekly pick: Benedict Cumberbatch AMA

Direct download: 277_Free_Market_Thug.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Power outage ... garbage can problems ... emergency room fun ... tornado sighting ... commands as suggestions ... artistic differences with car ... land yacht ... 3 times screwed ... democratic earthquakes ... Olympus Has Fallen ... Mr. Anderson plays Elron ... dirtsian ... Ender's Game 3.5 stars ... Orson Scott Card is a bigot ... what are you doing man? ... Hitler was a painter ... deep down a pacifist ... women shouldn't ... women need more sleep, Duke ... men need to feel needed ... men cannot pick up chair ... Anne Frank redux ... headlines for more clicks ... unromanticized killings ... bad slaver ... slaver better ... on a lighter note ... Real Taylor Swift Quotes ... dissonance and ratholes ... Mario Andretti driver's license ... Macklemore concert ... expired passport ... no cash list ... weekly pick: Everything's Obvious ... weekly pick: Blink (again) ... weekly pick: waze app ... weekly pick: "The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation," M.T. Anderson

Direct download: 276__women_need.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15am EDT

Betterish ... hand-crank mainframe ... really really important ... speaking of yurts ... The Wilds ... 4 star yurt ... gray zebras ... not a zoo ... cheetah in a blizzard ... bring it ... don't own snow shovels ... somewhere in Ohio ... Wings whiskey emporium ... Martin Mull, Pizza Etiquette ... metro.co.uk—heres-tom-hiddleston-impersonating-owen-wilson-if-he-was-loki-4143079 <http://metro.co.uk/2013/10/11/heres-tom-hiddleston-impersonating-owen-wilson-if-he-was-loki-4143079/> ... this side up rules ... do not inhale flaming fluids ... I didn't know it would get THAT hot ... nothing like facts ... Dave addiction #1 (and weekly pick):  Breaking Bad ... too close to work ... Dave addiction #2: Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist ... random pellet dispenser game ... Cookie Clicker... psychological data ... assuming it because it's true ... polls are what matters ... what's wrong with Washington ... cost of my opinion:  $10 ... survey inaccuracy ... this quality of data is beneath me ... fainting George Burns ... stress pain in the neck ... weekly pick: ratio shirts ... pay more, better shirts ... trading Wis for Dex ... not safe for wallet ... 48” shoulder ... weekly pick: Kingdom Rush ... will not lifestraw you ... weekly pick: QuickOffice ... GoogleKeep ... Getting Things Done ... satisfying arcs

Direct download: 274__Four-Star_Yurt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Meaning of groggy ... bam! Rathole ... weekly pick:  sleep cycle app ... bailing wire ... back to failing ... 365 Nerds ... Mike gems ... cutting the long pauses ... 2nd kid grapes ... Potted Potter ... Phillippe LeBlanc ... Legally Blond, the Musical ... crushing the other chartable givers ... no cred for that one ... the Chewbacca defense ... MST3000, updated ... sentimental value of Starship Troopers ... paperclip into a house ... quarter million downloads ... weekly pick: Bose Wave System ... totally Tom Servo ... you know I really like muffins ... not buying Steven Pinker ... selling the contrary ... reporters calling ... dataset issues ... closer to the truth ... managing their image ... national geographic Bear Pinker ... genderchecker.com ... pick: divvy bike sharing ... pick: uber.com ... pick: transit app ... pick: video of bottle + chlorine = light

Direct download: 273__The_Chewbacca_Defense.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Cat as terrorist ... dogs and cats ... bug in bed ... cats and bugs ... spirit animal ... weekly pick: movie The Prestige ... Wolverine movies ... Shark enters bar ... Bear and badger ... Honeybadger video ... Contrasting coastal couture ... Wedding venue ... Dave struggles to remember something from earlier in the episode ... IMDB top 250 movies ... Run from Paint Your Wagon ... Wolfram Alpha ... Kids picking up what parents want ... Dating oneself ... Normative and positive ... Desire to be young ... Ageist duck ... Weekly pick Edmund Morris "This Living Hand and other essays" ... Weekly pick Moves app

Direct download: 272__Paint_Your_Wolverine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Overlooking the Russian ... what happens at the cabin ... grilled veggies ... balloon marinades ... garlic bowl peeling ... 3 kidneys ... super plus parfait ... perspicacious ... cackling like idiots ... Bear's getting married ... fat albert ... soba noodles with halibut ... scratchy palms ... predatory fish ... would have been awkward ... meal before engagement ... piped into breakfast ... tofu and flan ... champagne in its traditional container ... enjoyed being with me ... presentation of a ring ... run stalling algorhythm 5 ... nose fake ... under the influence of betrothal ... weekly pick:  nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/ ... okcupid.com ... weekly pick: Shawshank Redemption ... weekly pick: gunnmap (lert.co.nz—) <http://lert.co.nz/map/)> ... gunmap.org ... weekly pick: Through the Wormhole ... Fox gave us Firefly ... true facts about Morgan Freeman

Direct download: 271__Super_Plus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

How do I sound ... a Darth finish ... studio O ... fetid pile of celluloid ... I'm background color ... consorting with crayfish ... introduce you ... Alice Waters: taught us to eat ... fooditorium ... weekly pick: Burger Bar ... nutella milkshake ... u pick cherries ... Robert McClosky, Blueberries for Sal ... followed by the wrong cub ... burger needs for the month ... frictionless interface ... patty launch ... burger alternatives ... umami ketchup ... twitter horror ... Columbus Food Adventures ... Alton Brown in Columbus ... not the Thurman Café ... Zagat reliability ... better burger: Till, Skillet, Knead ... tuned up Big Mac ... flashed grapefruit rind ... even the wife likes it ... diluting with vodka ... weekly pick: Corpse Reviver #2 ... Red Dragon Inn redux ... non-drinking presidents ... weekly pick: The Newsroom ... adult nerdfighters FB page ... agreed decorum among adults? ... no basis for namecalling ... Dennis Miller response ... patrolling the borders of bruised egos ... why can't you just "ignore"? ... "Midwestern nice" ... tiptoeing around things that ought to be said ... "break out of mindset" name-calling ... the First Amendment – isn't it a great thing?

Direct download: 270__Burgermeister.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

1st world problems ... ping pong ... sailing ... smoking ... standing anti-pick ... ex-wife tech support ... early Intel ... vintage monitor ... oldversion.com ... weekly pick: "The Windup Girl," Paolo Bacigalupi ... treadle computers ... sitting before death ... lots of people die in hospital ... the sleep-o-tine ... head of the segue department ... a dozen pilots ... weekly pick: Alpha House ... Goodman and Murray ... abnoxious heckler ... only one microphone ... put all his points into wisdom ... Reagan quid pro quo ... LBJ tainted intercepts ... "not impossible" is a low bar ... weekly pick: sifteo cube ... don't believe "I don't need a gift" ... don't be a stupid dolphin ... sim city 4 ... weekly pick: To This Day

Direct download: 268__Stupid_Dolphin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Still muddy ... anti-pick: skype again ... skybridge in Omaha ... noteworthy shareholders ... warren buffett plays pancake lady ... end-of-semester business ... home skull surgery ... unremarkable ... get a gown ... mortar board friction ... design for art's sake ... runway tape ... Bangladeshi shirts ... manslaughter ... structural engineer as hero ... glacial or toboggan ... less snow to shovel ... swatting ... pretty darn anonymous ... being censored ... home bomb making ... idiots ... random violence ... Julius Caesar in Africa ... Brutus unhinged ... weekly pick: Dmitri Martin, "Point Your Face At This" ... weekly pick: Paul Sietsema ... weekly pick: Robert Hobb, "Assassin's Apprentice"

Direct download: 266__Pancake_Lady_Buffet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

You rang ... you guys are hysterical ... secret email address ... English Dave's wife ... don't live in Boston ... yelp ... Saigon Sandwich ... the Pork Store ... Sears Fine Foods ... dim sum ... La Taqueria ... oh, Marin ... North Bay geography ... 50's malt shop feel ... funky café ... nearly academic ... impressive Darth ... 20th wedding anniversary ... Tuscan sunsets in Venice ... don't go to Reno ... stratospheric mean ... Exploratorium ... a big boy ... O ... hiking the river ... hike early ... empty nest & retirement ... RISD opportunity ... why I let my students cheat ... meta game theory ... longtime listener TJ ... weekly pick: John Brockman, "This Will Make You Smarter" ... finally an extrovert ... interlude ... weekly pick: Myers Briggs with coworkers ... weekly pick: mud run ... weekly pick: hosts ... weekly pick: Hyde Park on the Hudson

Direct download: 265__Unhelpful_guides.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21am EDT

Downgrade! Downgrade! ... is that Dave? ... family friendly-ize ... minor news story ... news while off the net ... an hour of gunfire ... let's rush him ... riffing on CNN ... weekly pick: Stephen King, "Guns" ... Gorbachov and the American intelligencia ... using your talent ... edge ... undemocratic and unhumble ... hiding or ardent embracing ... founding fathers' privacy ... citizen of the U.S. ... 14 year resident ... president John Hanson ... precisely the wrosng answer ... infinite number of stars ... okay, we're done here ... looking inscrutable ... wilderness ... I am bic troche anapest, dactyl ... I'll sass Lorraine ... find a mnemonic quickly ... hiding most art ... jtk ... can't recall the mnemonic ... non-antelope part of brain ... forgetting is not blameless ... shown it 1.5 times ... anti-pick: skype ... that thing's a dinosaur ... weekly pick: nsfwcorp ... 10 sharing links ... weekly pick: Hugh Howey "Wool"

Direct download: 264__Ill_Sass_Lorraine.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Get over it … Bear-tholomew … bright shiny intellectual objects … big freakin’ data major … “math and stuff” … what we call resumes … www.slate.com—there_are_no_academic_jobs_and_getting_a_ph_d_will_make_you_into_a_horrible.html <http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2013/04/there_are_no_academic_jobs_and_getting_a_ph_d_will_make_you_into_a_horrible.html> … impressively uniform negative reaction … 50-60% attrition … need for 4-year degree? … hiring voters … career remorse … free to be narrow … NOW can we beat the children … business finishing school … everybody’s reading it … http://tinyurl.com/cog3lu5 … used copy … important to get it published … not meant for people … book about footnotes … less turgid … with glee … designated driver … sold 15 copies … cost of crappy covers … weekly pick: Joshua Foer, "Moonwalking with Einstein" … weekly pick: Cowgirl Creamery … weekly pick: Apple’s podcast app … 3 b-minus picks … weekly pick-ish: Bourne Legacy … so much more bad-ass … weekly pick: McCabe and Mrs. Miller … Jayne hats

Direct download: 263__Big_Turgid_Data.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Slowly but Shirley … fire good … mushy snow … patently moronic … abyss and certain death … that was awesome … uphill both ways … pizza vs. snowplow … weekly pick: The Perks of Being a Wallflower … shoe didn’t drop … equilibry thing … warm for the rest of his life … Veronica Mars movie rumor … cost you a finger … trailer for the kickstarter … make the movie … your check sir … worst kickstarter … atheist shoes … no sole … pope watch phenomenon … Syrian pope … puppet strings too clear … “militant” Jesuits … Pope Gorbachev … slow political change … gerrymandering responsible … filibuster rules … alcohol, tobacco, and fire alarms … simple minority … Rachel, what’s the deal? … Rand Paul makes sense … the full Strom Thurmond … grid over the state … Lizzy Bennet Diaries … Sexy Beast … weekly pick: Brick … weekly pick: “A Fault in Our Stars,” John Green … weekly pick:  outwithub

Direct download: 262__The_Full_Thurmond.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Extensive pre-game … on three we’ll attack … Leroy Jenkins … better living through podcasting … Luxardo cherries … Bitter Tuesday … guest bartenders … the aptly named “End of the Road” … Rachel Maddow cocktail moment … beer Friday … Thrift Shop catalyst … Maklemore skit … comic sans … supplanting faculty judgment … words exchanged … weekly pick: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World … a cool uncle … can you give me a hint and just beat the sh*t out of me? … racist eenie meenie minee moe … cotton picking hands … weekly pick: oldapps.com … method for buying a car … weekly pick: the Mongoliad … the price of a book … comparable decimation … www.youtube.com <http://www.youtube.com/>—watch www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpatG5prwuM> … www.youtube.com <http://www.youtube.com/>—watch www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eisdj_suOd4&feature=youtu.be> … www.youtube.com <http://www.youtube.com/>—watch www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGi76pkr5PM&feature=youtu.be> … www.rollingstone.com <http://www.rollingstone.com/>—listen-carly-rae-jepsen-nine-inch-nails-mash-up-call-me-a-hole-20130305 www.rollingstone.com—listen-carly-rae-jepsen-nine-inch-nails-mash-up-call-me-a-hole-20130305 <http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/listen-carly-rae-jepsen-nine-inch-nails-mash-up-call-me-a-hole-20130305> … weekly pick: Paper Man www.policymic.com <http://www.policymic.com/>—youtube-paperman-short-film-watch-the-oscar-winning-movie www.policymic.com—youtube-paperman-short-film-watch-the-oscar-winning-movie <http://www.policymic.com/articles/27679/youtube-paperman-short-film-watch-the-oscar-winning-movie> … paraprosdokian … rails of rant

Direct download: 261__Better_Living.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

lolwut ... TLA texting ... dave's unnamed nerd-pride crack group ... fish says bygones (shrug) ... nerd fighting ... 26 6th graders ... diversity of geekiness ... importance of being attached to communities ... good god don't wish that on me ... ignorance without guilt ... brain hurt following bear and dave nitpicking about assertions of ignorance ... things went flat for the trainer ... ventriloquist and the alligator ... weekly pick: Not So Big House ... weekly pick: rentheatmap.com <http://rentheatmap.com/> ... try annual visit with Dave's dad ... Life of Pi in 3D ... weekly pick: The Usual Suspects ... Netflix, itunes on appletv, amazon streaming ... Ordinary People now available streaming ... Lizzie Bennet diaries youtube channel redux

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The one with us screaming … styles of pho … Hanoi Hilton … wait, there’s bacon? … beef with Thai basil … another foreign country: Las Vegas … Gordon Ramsay Fail … Joel Rubuchon … food choreography … ask your server … oven roasted carrots over coffee beans … best cake ever eaten … vespers bar … weekly pick: vespers cocktail at Vespers Bar … reformulating Kina Lillet … just bring us food … bonal gentian … weekly pick: the Brooklyn … weekly pick: Downton Abbey … not Prof. McGonagall

Direct download: 258__Just_Bring_Us_Food.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EDT

Fighting off jackals … cover orange … a buck … wittily advance … Babylon 5 … The Miserables … Chess with Dave … condemn non-memorable movies … an Us Problem … the Proper Noun Noun … Ian M. Banks … plainly a different Ludlum … King’s books … dude, you’re here? … goodreads.com … listener feedback … Whitehouse petition for a DeathStar … Empire is the 2nd one … lying recommendations … new record for least productive day … weekly pick: concentrate app … beat the droud … weekly pick: Christopher Moore, “Bloodsucking Fiends:  A Love Story” … weekly pick: Macklemore ("Thrift Shop," "Same Love," "Wings," "And We Danced": www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes>) … weekly pick: Jawbone Jambox

Direct download: 257__Matarese_Death_Star.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Group calls on Skype ... Plants vs. Zombies ... Downton Abbey spoiler alert ... everyone has a backstory ... 13 people and a dog in a house for 3 ... Old Sac shooting ... delivery for dunkin donuts ... skiing and heights ... parenting books ... we're good at making snap decisions ... adding Richard ... giggle of girls ... comes down to science and sex ... Mikey's late night slice ... rat hole gravitational force ... guts against homophobes ... no divorce lawyers worse than divorce lawyers ... not fun but fair ... no slut sauce for you, mr. homophobe traxlertees.com—no-slut-sauce-for-you-mr-homophobe-shirts-mikeys-late-night-slice-traxler-custom-t-shirt-client <http://traxlertees.com/2013/01/no-slut-sauce-for-you-mr-homophobe-shirts-mikeys-late-night-slice-traxler-custom-t-shirt-client/> ... even in Ohio ... weekly pick: wii u ... bonus pick: amazon prime ... weekly pick: Joe Biden as an effective politician ... Release the Biden ... weekly pick: Domino's is better than it used to be ... weekly pick: www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocw-oD2pgo> ... anti-pick: septentrional as a word that annoys Dave ... 5 letter word for snow leopard = ounce

Direct download: 256__No_Slut_Sauce_for_You.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Phoboslab.org—ztype <http://phoboslab.org/ztype/> ... manual typewriters ... ICANN has cheeseburger ... we're improving your skype experience ... turning to iTunes U ... geotag magic ... we're monkey brain ... password insecurity ... booblesnorp ... too sneaky ... onepassword ... bricking my computer ... phished ... 2 groups out to get you ... bored kids, the mob ... length is what you really need ... no Don Corleone ... south of the vest ... world's tallest extrovert ... sodium pentothal ... t-shirt warning ... This American Life ... real apathy ... maybe I'm the big dog ... Supernatural ... The Wire ... Dexter ... re-pick: It's Your Ship & Surface Detail ... weekly pick: onepassword ... airplane Internet ... making Apple friends ... getting meta on your ass ... auxiliary class materials ... weekly pick: Michael Crichton, "The Secret of Santa Vittoria" ... anti-pick: United Premier ... weekly pick: WinningProgressive.org ... weekly pick: minecraft ... plants v. zombies

Direct download: 255__ICANN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Hello, Dave ... Dad's driving ... special guest ... Cytron Masters ... www.myabandonware.com—cytron-masters-l <http://www.myabandonware.com/game/cytron-masters-l> ... wolfenstein 3D ... weekly pick:  Plants vs. Zombies ... steam ... iPad mini ... looking like an idiot in public ... palladog ... Black Ops ... verisimilitude bothers me ... Doom ... reddit: GumNut the Koala ... you will bleed ... do not F#@* with Koalas ... wedding at Bear's house ... semi-potluck ... big reception later ... man of honor ... weekly pick: Move the Box ... cover orange ... that's me:  Hate Hate Hate ... weekly pick: google fusion tables

Direct download: 254__Ringing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

International Slow Food Congress ... notes from a battleground state ... damn Italian communists ... authorized use of label ... into the waiting truck ... combal.zero ... dining in a castle ... dastardly humor ... eating without smelling ... steak tartar with tomato confit ... slow service group ... really amused bouche ... meetin' the chef ... network of chefs ... wonderful Vernazza ... paying for the view with steps ... totally worth it ... not on the face of the earth ... cranking out pasta ... pasta resistant ... you know what I miss about space? ... good food; no atmosphere ... kicking around time in Italy ... raviolono with white truffle ... crying over the pasta ... Milan Duomo ... Duomo-shaped hole ... weekly pick: magic apple peeler ... weekly pick: Nate Silver, "The Signal and the Noise" ... he's ahead in Ohio ... reservoir of anger ... angry at the weather man ... Lost at Sea ... the investigative satirist ... weekly pick: Myst book ... www.riumplus.com—mystbook <http://www.riumplus.com/mystbook/> ... weekly pick: Doris Burn, "Andrew Henry's Meadow" ... geohashing

Direct download: 253__Good_Food.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Mandates for local landlines ... congressional races turning to the democrats ... Carville Rove debate ... caricatures of the right and left ... principled politicians ... tax code and equality of opportunity ... invisible hand works ... vigilance in defending our system ... 7 steps to saving the world ... eliminate human aggression ... half a squirrel is better than none ... weekly pick: gephi open source network analysis program with netviz ... using netviz to analyze your Facebook  ... WWII Resistance data: www.cam.cornell.edu—research.php <http://www.cam.cornell.edu/~gfriend/research.php> ... weekly pick: book Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Max Hastings ... war is bad. really bad. ... find a mine, go to heaven ... weekly pick:  book It's Your Ship: Management Technique from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Michael Abrashoff as an example of fine leadership ... fourguysmail@gmail.com

Direct download: 250__Your_Value_System_is_WRONG.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Video is a fad … expensive pencil reproduction … the man in the box … steampunk Newton … imaginary arms … looking up TPK … no apparent effect … no effect if helmed … dirtfarming … kriegspiel and bughouse … more tactical vs. strategic … grueling bicycling … a good yardstick … 4 x 30 second interval training … a deprovement … stairmaster level one million … the weakest link … punctuated by moments of terror … men in yoghurt ads … truckstop slow food … getting into yoghurt sex … asparagus ice cream … ice cream side dish … heritage turkeys … something against big breasted whites … Precious Little … 2nd prenatal test … The Moth … Sleepwalk With Me … What happened to the Tivo … anti-pick: James Gleick, “The Information” … weekly pick: Direct TV … BBC America … weekly pick: Burn Notice … sliced bread isn’t that great … Christwire … Poe’s law … McGivery homebrew … elotes … weekly pick: Evgney Morozov, “The Net Delusion” … the Internet and the Arab Spring … weekly pick: Lois Bujold, “The Curse of Chalion” … Tales of Alvin Maker

Direct download: 249__TPK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41am EDT

4 at once and everything … relive the horror … can she cut my hair? … where’s the undo button … slaves to hair care … you want working gauges? … hats! … all maps, no hats … bottom of the sample … death, not so much … cross-exam your doctor … Dr. Knott’s mistakes … Ready Player One nerdgasm … War Games programmer … 50MT hydrogen bomb … weekly pick: Steven Pinker, Better Angels of our Nature … meeting Jeni! … roundtable … Pinker shortcuts … a lot-of-rain delay … more complicated … why politicians need to lie … stomping on my turf … crapping all over my pick … weekly pick: gigaom.com … weekly pick: pecha kucha … find out about them before their dead … weekly pick: The Artist

Direct download: 248__Dr_Naht_Tisuane.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT

the fix of the craven ... iPhone 5 for birthday ... no pedicures for you ... marshmallow words ... family room undercover ... capable of successfully deceiving you ... flew in from South Dakota ... imbued 911 with everything ... American Hosting Association is mad ... biggest mountain until the Pyrenees ... Bully! ... evil Emil’s limes live ... Crazy Horse’s forehead ... Number Ten Saloon ... picks enjoyed:  Doc ... Games Magazine on planes ... picks enjoyed:  Ready Player One ... weekly pick: Veronica Mars ... the move to red box ... weekly pick: Price & Prejudice and Bride & Prejudice ... Dhoom2 ... The Greatest Movie Ever Made ... crocheted playground: http://playgrounddesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/playground-crochet-by-toshiko-horiuchi.html ... you’d need 5, maybe 6 ... 220, 221, whatever it takes ... weekly pick: facebook app & native apps in general ... kriegspiel ... how long have you been in check? ... Bug House Chess

Direct download: 247._Five_maybe_six.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

Skype fun … opening Olympic ceremony … the Queen is a good sport … becoming a music publisher … 4 guys Karaoke … paywalls working … 30 cents in royalties … whoa is me, I get no krupkniks … President’s kick-butt hallway … perhaps he’s not inherently evil … above the political fray? … S.Ct. kicking Congress’ butt … the President + a layer of invisibility … handing it off to the grown-ups … college search … 4 or 5 forevers away … college courses in the summer … worried about yield … Berkeley:  a non-nurturing environment … Harvard is the [our school] of the East … weekly pick: elotes … weekly pick: the Lizzie Bennet Diaries … weekly pick: Ready Player One … weekly pick: NBC Olympics app … weekly pick: Southwestern Quinoa Salad passthebeansplease.blogspot.com—southwestern-quinoa-salad.html <http://passthebeansplease.blogspot.com/2012/04/southwestern-quinoa-salad.html> … seitan wheat gluten … rebels-vs-empire cat tactics

Direct download: 246__No_Krupkniks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm EDT

Mike's connectivity ... Dave and the Triathalon ... the power of can-do thinking ... Mike and his wife own a business ... home-cooked meals for all! ... cooking and the foodbank ... Kristen's birthday surprise ... Weekly pick: Sherlock ... Weekly pick: RedBox ... Weekly pick: Mr. Wool, the sheep wrestler ... a passive sheep

Direct download: 245__How_Screwed_Am_I.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

2 person voice messages ... going to Berlin ... making policy ... graduation promotion season ... air wrapped as an hp ... weekly pick: Ready Player One ... weekly pick: http://orbis.stanford.edu/# ... ignore the man not in the water ... anti-pick: Tower Heist ... News ... Dream Dinners franchise ... running the numbers ... moms that want part time work ... weekly pick: Portal (again)

Direct download: 244._Running_The_Numbers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Darth Kramer ... click and clack retiring ... free online lectures ... education vs. certification ... capable of diligence ... gpa on resume ... who owns the rights ... its creepy ... deep unnamed-able concerns vs. unfamiliar ... my subconscious is a genius ... 65 brains ... conscientious butler ... no I’m the Monkey, I know best ... might be good to eat ... taste as poison detector ... the potato is safe ... no, this one has more sugar ... a country of bitter ... all that is true and good in the food world ... senses 6 through 9 ... staunchly believe something that isn’t true ... weekly pick: Batman: The Dark Night Strikes Again ... meta-ironic ... fishhook vagueness ... all arbitrary statements are false ... labels are critical ... airport concrete ... pink slime is creepy ... red bull awful branding ... Impromptu ... George is a woman ... weekly pick: Nicola Tesla ... The Oatmeal: Tesla vs. Edison ... weekly pick: Snow Crash ... skip-able Stephenson ... people who stop accepting editing ... the bar is really know ... weekly pick: Burning Love ... Dark Knight debate ... disembodied head ... pranking from hiding ... payback ... officially: no pranking ... I will prank you dead

Direct download: 243__Shiny_Shiny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

They still use windows? ... Dave's mic ... shipped a big project ... celebratory mini triathalon ... progressive dinner via biking ... cocktails at bear's! ... Doral Chenoweth ... I hate to cook cookbook ... warp and woof ... Columbus Star scandal sheet ... UU coming of age rituals ... Hocking Hills - internet free ... pack out your garbage ... old is your age + 10 ... junior diabetes fund and root beer floats ... short face bear ... weekly pick: Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line ... weekly pick: samba ... weekly pick: bitters-based cocktail - gunshop fizz ... Bear's Haus

Direct download: 242__Warp_and_Woof.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

in pajamas in Berkeley ... not a chaplain yet ... no swooping ... ripple sobbing ... self-forgiveness ... power shuffle ... confession down, not sin ... power of reconciliation ... teenage emotions ... less often in that space ... when I was a boy ... hunger for new experiences ... gender reassignment surgery ... 2-year gender confusion ... weekly pick: portal ... weekly pick: Great America ... I will end you ... weekly pick: CIA museum ... weekly pick: NSA museum ... surgical operating theater clean ... weekly pick: mac tool, spam sieve

Direct download: 241._No_Swooping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:18am EDT

No circus music … finals … couch to 5K … a challenged to male-kind … Hubert Keller … memories stay in Vegas … spinning tunes … drow hairstyle … buckaroo banzai award … beard award … old post office … Bandaloop Project … Repeller Today … food truck culture … fast food not cheap food … book on cheap home cooking … pork butt … protein plus protein … weekly pick: Avengers … gripping & funny … capital offense … weekly pick: Neil Gaiman, “American Gods” … quasi pick: Portal … Steam … quasi pick: Action List app … David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” … anxiety over lost ideas … Clear app … weekly pick: Bridesmaids … img.timeinc.net—050912.jpg <http://img.timeinc.net/time/pr/magcovers/050912.jpg> … some pretty creepy sh#@

Direct download: 240__Buckaroo_Bonzai_Award.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Another bad skype interface ... other UUs ... cross between Barbie and God ... asking guiltlessly, accepting burdens effortlessly ... they don’t call or write ... Don’t Lifestraw Me Bro ... died swimming laps ... do not know the day or the hour ... favorite ancient civilization ... people of the phoenix ... Persian empire ... longer lived and better designed ... temple of syrinx ... temple of Artemis at Ephesus ... the long answer is also “no” ... the Ishtar Gate ... Rome, I choose you ... Vandals as the common cold ... so what’s left ... stop with the gates ... anti-pick: History of the Peloponnesian War ... export your democracy ... the Melian Dialogs ... Alexander’s last speech ... weekly pick:  Crash Course ... the Hopi ... horse kicking ... nature bats last ... weekly pick: Neil Stephenson, “Reamde” ... save you from Philip Jose Farmer ... it’s called bad writing ... a creepy looking guy ... weekly pick: text from Hillary ... ftw ... weekly pick: Felicia Day ... www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urNyg1ftMIU> ... throwing rocks off the moral high road ... bonus pick: The Cabin in the Woods ... meta-horror-movie

Direct download: 239__Dont_Lifestraw_Me.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26am EDT

Pre-game sniping ... we will skype you ... the rat will not be denied ... ten devices for five people ... time for contemplation ... NOW they’re off ... weekly pick: paddle boarding ... young fogies ... Mauritania with missiles ... beef in Vienna ... earl gray and sour cherries ... guest pick: the bird and the bee ... Bones ... teenager lone international travel ... Dulles rant ... weekly pick: kiva.com ... weekly pick: voice assist for ipad/iphone ... weekly pick: Cyprus Ranch school anti-bullying video "Who do you think you are" ... Felicia Day's I'm the one that's cool ... Portlandia's Is the Chicken Local? sketch ... One way glass restroom ... do dogs prefer people who wear pants that smell like dog? ... Napeoleon

Direct download: 238__Dog_Pants.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

Mike's face ... every Apple device ... Apple's suppliers ... broken-leg burro ... Grand Theater ... fact-checker expose ... don't like Historical fiction ... Hornblower re-pick ... weekly pick: Napoleon, the Director's Cut ... Dumb and Dumber-esque ... all Wagner all the time ... it didn't anger me ... dessicated ... Tufte's semester class ... www.edwardtufte.com—posters <http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/posters> ... Benedict Cumberbatch ... as, The Master ... how to piss off a frog ... www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzXM58qR1Es&noredirect=1> ... knife/police shooting ... Fish Called Wanda ... weekly pick: rosemary and olive oil ice cream ... weekly pick: keep calm and carry on ... keep calm and omnom nom ... it sucks when you're your own headstone ... anti-pick: too-smoky peanuts ... thermostat for a smoker ... dappered.com ... weekly pick: Sense and Sensibility

Direct download: 237__Grand_Theater.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

Hissing tunnel ... Early weekly pick: Downton Abbey ... bowing to gaplessness ... dirty old men ... Zite again ... Instapaper ... competitive blood donation ... shoveling standoff ... Pandemic ... Yahtzee ... John Woo movies ... Ordinary People? No ... Netflix making us miss Blockbuster ... Pinterest ... candy dragon www.youtube.com—watch <http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ukyDrkwvJXQ> ... sausage fest vs. Pinterest ... a keyboard in your pants www.happyplace.com—what-to-wear-when-the-most-erotic-relationship-in-your-life-is-with-your-computer <http://www.happyplace.com/14444/what-to-wear-when-the-most-erotic-relationship-in-your-life-is-with-your-computer> ... Nano watch and human laziness ... D&D without paper ... NerdApp ... diagramming sentences ... weekly pick: lunatik.com <http://lunatik.com/> ... weekly pick: self-inking inspector stamp www.crankypressman.com—inspector-stamps-portable-little-rubber-stamps.html <http://www.crankypressman.com/printery_bindery/inspector-stamps-portable-little-rubber-stamps.html> ... Order of the Stick ... Kickstarter

Direct download: 236__Diagram_THIS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06am EDT

Don't Cross the Streams: hydrate, hydrate, hydrate … urinate it away … some men just like to pee … better living through chemicals … waterboy … another Bear cocktail … beets warning label … stadium pal … do not cross the streams … that, would be bad … nerd caches …  the character he used to be … IKEA is still awesome … hex wrench, buh bye … couch crouch … magic Frisbees … grumpy lady … short and sassy/sweet … beats French laundry … memorable delicious delightful parties … geeking out with the servers … Tasting Menu at Coi … weekly pick: gilt.com … weekly pick: Limitless … weekly rant: Netflix selection not good … flowingdata.com—where-are-the-biggest-box-office-movies-streaming <http://flowingdata.com/2012/01/20/where-are-the-biggest-box-office-movies-streaming/> … build own digital antenna … addictive Amazon prime … weekly pick: Doctor Who … majority conservatives … weekly pick: Crazy Stupid Love … weekly pick: marmite burgers

Direct download: 235__Dont_Cross.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

video bad idea ... Joss Whedon ... Sherlock good ... rathole on hold ... Washington foul ... Set ... uncluttered minds ... pseudo weekly pick: Gattica ... Jude Law gets around ... ostracized Mel ... when to ostracize ... ostrich-cism ... bacon explosion ... pig pig pig ... carved pumpkin walk away ... hmm, east ... Jeni's salty caramel ice cream With Bacon ... use someone else's microwave ... gravy and toast riposte ... Rhett and Link ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23H8IdaS3tk ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01TL9bUWr6I … http://www.viddler.com/v/71ddce22 ... weekly pick: Carcasonne ... map games, yeah ... 2nd in Spelling Bee ... Akeelah and the Bee ... the most legal work ... crying at Niner's loss ... weekly pick: http://blog.flurry.com/bid/81719/Super-Bowl-2012-Madonna-Curbs-Mobile-App-Usage ... superbowl spoiler ... Moneyball book ... favorite book ever:  Blink

Direct download: 234._Ostrich-cism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

start the call button ... getting old ... playing little yellow football ... $16 muffin ... AC/DC homage ... kept her motor clean ... not really ticated ... angry on the beat ... soccer deaths ... awry bread and circuses ... talk to the hourglass ... euphemism for knee surgery ... stuck on saw ... burn it with lye ... this is going to hurt, a lot ... flipping toenails ... BBC Sherlock ... Dent Arthur Dent ... weekly pick: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ... Last Chance to See ... you die, that's what you do ... salt x4, pepper, and that's it ... furrfu ... weekly pick: fold.it ... crowdsourcing supercomputing pattern recognition ... Foldit Gamers FTW ... French the llama ... weekly pick: zite ... yay, free ... D&D birthday ... paizo in the 3.5 universe ... statues coming alive ... youth service ... Songs to Wear Pants to

Direct download: 233._Awry_Bread_and_Circuses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

232. Opposite of transported

clipped ... Mostly Margaret ... Is Martha Stewart Living ... generic CNN story ... man walking on frickin' moon ... the President will stomp him ... Rachel Maddow show ... smart, liberal, biased ... VP candidates ... homosexuals, cohabitors, and fornicators ... Maddow vs. Dailey ... talent vs. ratholes ... robot chicken ... Archer – not safe for work ... anti-pick: War Horse ... mired ... Daniel Radcliff with horse puppets ... but lord it wasn’t good ... Connery - Zardoz ... weekly pick: dog/soldier reunions ... weekly pick: Girl Genius ... OOTS too sporadic ... 1024 ... I don't know anything about SOPA ... weekly pick: Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth

Direct download: 232._Opposite_of_transported.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Warp speed ... fresh out of virtues ... studio f'ing C ... dating 50+ women ... anti-jokes ... Ray Charles vs. Hitler ... pig newtons ... arguing against 13 year olds ... boarding school ... tinyurl.com/englishdavescotch ... y-chromosomal activity ... no "follow that car" ... weekly pick: lotsahelpinghands.com ... thanks for life-strawing the rest of us ... weekly pick:  George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis  ... overdue Kindle books ... weekly pick: girl with the dragon tattoo ... mature enough for children ... students who work 2 jobs in school must be amazing, or not ... weekly pick: zite ipad/iphone app ... picking subjects for the person you want to be ... collision of galaxies Hubble image ... explaining the world will end to a 3 year old

Direct download: 231__Asp_Queue.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Dave a little bit louder? ... gravity test … 60 times bigger hard drive ... ChiangMai outrage ... Scott Pilgrim ... Mario Cart problem ... Kick Ass ... the miracle of film ... power supply problem ... island of Manhattan ... High Line ... art that makes no noise ... applauding painter ... kickball trophy ... erasing the google bomb ... Santorum surge ... searching their pockets ... unspoken bigotry ... sects? ... same hardware ... same part of your brain ... politicians since time immemorial ... Tom Hanks for President ... English Dave shoutout ... whiskey map ... tenement museum ... Weekly Pick: Dr. Who Timeline ... "it blows" vs "priceless"? ... Weekly Pick: Book: Settlers of Catan ... past picks ... near ground zero ... 173 children of the world ... Weekly Pick: "Doc" Mary Doria Russell ... cool wordles

Direct download: 230._Painting_with_Pompoms.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40am EDT

I completely spaced … I freaked … many pictures … you screwed up: you trusted us … watch clockwork orange; or not … blusie flow chart … hose story … unibrow vs. monobrow … www.stevecarter.com—albumcovers.htm <http://www.stevecarter.com/albumcovers.htm> … parents night out … house of sand and fog … how quaint … autobilling … weekly pick: cozi – family calendaring app … can’t eat it … my, uh, girlfriend … weekly pick:  Black Keys … Mikey likes it moment … weekly pick: weightwatchers … pretty, sturdy, and tall … weekly pick: Hugo … evil movie reviews

Direct download: 229__I_Freaked_Out.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Nuke it from orbit ... Lion and anti-virus software ... shallow to empty inbox ... 40 gm dark chocolate prescription ... red wine diet and resveritrol ... tooth staining red wine ... sparkle vs. burn vampire movies ... Goonies as nerd fighters ... iphone4 and kindle fire ... nervdvanna ... Toms shoes ... mjp - mandibular joint pain ... balani - film crepe with stuff that isn't nutella ... point free sour cream ... maternity test of a chimera ... weekly pick (revisited): gapminder.org ... weekly pick: writer vs. grizzly www.spokesman.com—gutsy-wrangler-huge-horse-save-boy-from-charging <http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/sep/18/gutsy-wrangler-huge-horse-save-boy-from-charging/> ... weekly pick: D3 mbostock.github.com—d3 <http://mbostock.github.com/d3/> ... weekly pick: Kindle Fire

Direct download: 228__Mild_Case_of_Old.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Touch and go … fixing a phone … solid state … disposable electronics … maker fair … repairing has elements of risk … rabbit ears for the digital age … HDTV antennas … take a few coat hangers … Morse code buzzer … It’s ALIVE! … Windows 7 on paper … 900 years ago … early brotherhood 2.0 … subliminal bias … weekly pick:  implicit.harvard.edu … blind auditions … weekly pick:  “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell … romantic anti-bias treatment … color words … primed for politeness … lucky bastard … weekly pick:  wordle … word clouds … weekly pick: makeprojects.com

Direct download: 227__Taking_One_Team.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Echo echo echo ... Bluetooth issues … cobbler’s children … Klaus surgery … burst ear … either I’m in a Star Trek movie, or … Dr. Mom … some big pills … waking from anesthesia … halcyon – all right … dropped like a rock … overseas … dino crater … you have a certain number of words … destructive interference … vertigo tunnel … $6 million … evolution psychology … eject contents of stomach … oh my … 56 animals … weekly pick: early Brotherhood 2.0 (Jan 1, 2007) … weekly pick: www.youtube.com—watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01TL9bUWr6I … weekly pick: reddit … crack for newsjunkies … weekly pick: lytro.com

Direct download: 226__Echo_echo_echo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

ursine voice ... new computer day ... scareware ... all mac, no problems ... laptop workouts ... immigration awareness game ... shave my head ... no massage ... Wa with just mom ... ping pang pong ... Wa instructions ... ninja strike at karate class ... leaping across the circle ... ninja the flag ... undercover officer ... flag up a tree ... can't talk to the cop ... start stretching more ... weekly pick: Paranormal Activity ... anti-pick: Brazil - Love Conquers All ... weekly pick: Cold Comfort Farm ... weekly pick: macbook air ... bronies ... pegasister

Direct download: 225._Ninja_the_Bronies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25am EDT

The Thing ... the pre-prequel ... now you're doing it on purr-puss ... his Friday name ... Harry Potter in a kilt ... Harry Potter musical ... The Book of Mormon ... weekly pick: Neil Stephenson, "Reamde" ... what's up Netflix? ... I'm of both minds on this ... it's been so long since I saw ads ... watching it live ... weekly pick: badgemagic.com ... weekly pick: uHaul pictures ... weekly pick: http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/you-suck-at-powerpoint

Direct download: 224._Doing_it_on_PURpose.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

The smell of fall … Assateague hossies … rats with hooves … strolling with deer …  back it off, pal …  the nine month flu … decimating your environment … liver fed parrot … guilt-free pate … delayed gratification monkeys … squirrel agitation … an audible popping sound … weekly pick: Adjustment Bureau … chick flick with benefits … anti-pick/pick:  Boston Redsox … pick: Zuni Café roast chicken recipe …  weekly pick: NPR book decision tree … weekly: boatlift

Direct download: 223__Rats_with_Hooves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

The 5-8 demographic ... self-defecating humor ... not on THIS show ... Santorum ... google bombed ... Dan Savage ... smear campaign ... my name is mud ... helped John Wilkes Booth ... partisan politics ... non-Bama ... running for Vice President ... Rick Perry's hair has 3 twitter accounts ... 538 blog ... Romney less likely to say stupid things ... misunderestimating ... the Hair Apparent ... instinctual aversion to people eating your liver ... commentary on web pages is whack ... erodes my faith in humanity ... magnifying lens for stupid ... beyond the Pale ... weekly pick:  Blink ... primed for politeness ... beginning a sentence with "look" ... replace the "but" with an "and" ... turning into piranha ... internalizing the positive ... Heavy ... he never screwed me on purpose that I know of ... pissing off the yelpers ... thought or practice ... weekly pick: Ruhlman's 20 ... weekly pick: Push ... weekly pick: Dropbox

Direct download: 222__Smear_Campaign.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

Helping kids in the community ... in Chicago for a trade show ... Harold's Fried Chicken ... a listening of crispy pig ears ... bucket list restaurants ... not mentioning the word vegan ... iTouchy ... dining out with kids ... kids trying food ... meeting Michael Ruhlman ... "it was totally our fault, nobody told you?" ... breaking new Dave land-speed records ... (s)bamf

Direct download: 221_A_Listening_of_Pig_Ears.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51am EDT

Welcome to Columbus Island …  f’ing metal! … sea bream head … fatty tuna rolls … nom nom nom … fish skeleton … white castle secret menu … white castle virgin … drunk food if you already know you want to hate yourself in the morning … digestive topor … intravenous burgers … a foody potluck … potluck as competition sport … jim wins … and none of them sucked … happily near death … honey and pomegranate powder … cooking for people … pawpawcello … weekly pick: Henry Kissinger, On China … weekly pick: Cook’s Illustrated … weekly pick: Lucky Peach Magazine … weekly pick: panzanella (tuscan bread salad) … dayham … chicken murder … why have we been eating tofu? … porcini risotto … talk about umami … bbq at the beach … bandaids on a feet fire … deep thoughts … hey, free shoes

Direct download: 220__Columbus-Effing_Metal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Better like the people you’re with … yurt camping! … pleasant Oregon campgrounds … livin’ large … moving up … asking for cat-size coachroaches … Columbus … listener Zachary … planning the get-together … Chinese Scotch emporium … Jeni’s ice cream … beer float …  state NATIVE fruit … pawpaw wine … golden ale and apricots … appetizer burger … kinda fatty … MoJoe lounge …  lemon-mint granita … weekly pick:  cuisinart ice cream maker … weekly pick:  Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home … really cold asparagus soup … weekly pick: Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun … lego trebuchet

Direct download: 219__Kinda_Fatty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Bluetooth and Studio C ... Comfest ... taking business from business ... age of greed  ... free range economy doesn't work ... regulate - deregulate - regulate ... dog days are over vs. fridays ... gay pride parade ... give unto caesar what is caesar's, give unto the community what is the community's ... being generous as a health investment ... Dave's joke #1 ... joke #2 ... joke grenade ... Emo Phillips ... weekly pick: Florence and the Machine 'The Dog Days are Over' ... weekly pick: animalsbeingdicks.com ... real estate in Norfolk WVa disappearing ... weekly pick: Demetri Martin. Person ... eating the rich ... maximum wage ... bonus weekly pick: weatherspark.com

Direct download: 218__Free_Range_Economy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

Technical difficulties ... dryer with brick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16YXLiNGyfA&feature=player_embedded ... eagle and goat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iFOVi0vJGU&sns=fb ... honey badger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg ... Lonely Island band ... Life better after project roll out ... i didn't know we had roses ... 16 course flat http://studiokitchen.com/blog/2011/06/idsk-4-pictures/ ... should have seen this one coming ... cook vs. chef ... best food combinations ever ... Philadelphia and brotherly love? ... Foodie gang signs ... Quarters in education vs business ... Director of graduate program ... Peter principle: old book, always relevant concept ... Swimming Pool old vs. new versions ... weekly pick: "The Notebook" movie (romance) ... weekly pick: "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand ... Memorial Day weekend - James Bond villain's home ... Filipino Elvis' age ... Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughter House Five and Sirens of Titan ... weekly pick: Chargriller grill Smokin Pro Model - variety of good cooking options

Direct download: 216__I_Didnt_Know.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Not in the rapture ... the day after rapture ... better with clothes on ... not a church ... shrine of tamoachan ... bookmooch.com ... blood, bones & butter again ... that’s just bad writing ... wow, a really good sentence ... my non-MLK quote ... richard's departure ... obama rap ... dalai lama on bin laden, peace, and war ... dispatching a mad dog for the benefit of society ... 40 days and 40 nights ... and then spring ... vitamin D as good as sunshine ... weekly pick: sugar is a bitter truth USF lecture about sugar is toxic ... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17Sugar-t.html and http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/how-sugar-affects-the-body-in-motion/ and exercise is necessary ... glucose is good, fructose not good ... how much sugar is healthy? ... salami tactics ... weekly pick: Pecha Kucha anti-powerpoint approach ... weekly pick: http://www.cyclelifestyle.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27&Itemid=32 ... Dave's premeditated cast ... my smilies p0wn

Direct download: 215__Rapture_Rap.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

... talking to myself ... no likes it when they can hear your thoughts ... sky river ... matrix rack ... and I’m getting a tan ... flirty supernova ... Bear more of a hottie ... poor child ... mind excision ... wine coolers ... exude security ... you’re hot like my dad ... he needs to hear it from you ... I wasn’t without wine ... crispy pig ears ... duck confit mac and cheese ... awful offal ... beet napoleon ... I found it confusingly complex ... weekly pick: exocomics.com ... 4 flavors but boy are they good ... weekly pick: avatar the TV show ... anti-pick: avatar the movie ... Sally Forth - the talk ... weekly pick: blog.okcupid.com ... complexity is correlated with liberal ... weekly pick: Eddie Izzard

Direct download: 213__Hot_Like_Dad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23am EDT

Hey folks!  Do you feel like you've been doing the Time Warp the past few weeks?  We sure do.  (If you don't know what we're talking about, you really, really need to go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show... but not right now.  Go see it at a theater.  At midnight.  And tell everyone there that you've never seen it before.  Trust us.)

Anyway, our summer schedules are all over the place.  Some of us have family camp obligations, others have trips, and so on.  So our Four Guys... has often been and we've had difficulties getting the files moved around and uploaded in a timely manner ... you've been getting our weekly recorded show... less than weekly.

We're sorry.

Not just because we kind of sort of promised all of you a somewhat regular product.  ("Regular" in the "every week" sense -- clearly not in any other sense!)  but we value it ourselves. 

We Shall stabilize our schedule, rest assured.

The upshot is, the newly posted episode ("The bacon atom") is actually last week's episode... and there won't be an episode this week, because neither of the Guys who can record episodes is available.  The overall frequency of episodes won't suffer, because we posted two last week ("The Habanero Infusion" and "Hunny").  Of course, we posted those because we were behind a little, but... well, like we said.  Summer Happens.  Craziness.

Anyway.  The erratic schedule has been detected and will be handled.  Enjoy the new one... and if you'd like... relive one from the archives. 

Until next episode.... "Stay cool".

– The Four Guys

Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

With July comes sun, sand, beaches... and lack of internet access.  We'll be spread far and wide during July and much of August, so we're moving to a biweekly schedule, and we may bring in a guest now and then to liven things up.  Stay tuned!  We're not gone, we're just off at the beach sipping colorful drinks with little umbrellas.
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54am EDT