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Going for Zero

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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 29, 2017

Jon is back for to discuss his annual airing of grievances. The blog post can be found here.

In the first 10 minutes, we rank coins. Then we air the grievances.

Sample of items grieved:

  • Bathroom etiquette
  • Keyboard layout
  • Earphones
  • Twitter
  • Breakfast potatoes
  • Shipping
  • Ignorance
  • Socks
  • Merry Christmas
  • Coupons.

Non-profit of the week: The Salvation Army

 

Dec 22, 2017

Phil "the imperial" Walker and jon "Oreg Ano" join the podcast for  late night discussion about bitcoin, Christmas Vacation (film), comedy, and The Last Jedi.

0-23 min: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency, some Twitter talk

23 min to 1hr 37min: Phil hates th movie Christmas Vacation *gasp*! A really interesting discussion about what makes something funny. Discussion includes:

  • Phil has never seen Fletch
  • Jon has never seen Good Morning Vietnam
  • Is humor cyclical or linear?
  • Comedy might be how it's experienced with friends
  • Christmas Vacation vs A Christmas Story - who is winning?
  • Friends - is the show overrated?
  • Do millenials know what a "re-run" is?
  • Ideas for Netflix - a choose your own adventure tv show

1hr 37 min: The Last Jedi.

  • Where does it rank in the Star Wars movie?
  • Checkhov X-wing
  • This movie will get better over time
  • Out with the old, in with the new
  • Boba and Ackbar are the same
  • Did Chewbacca eat the Porg? (Or how many did he eat?)

Link of the week: Donate blood to the Red Cross

 

Dec 15, 2017

Jon is back to discuss advertising, net neutrality, WWII, competition, and TV shows (Is Stranger Things overrated? A bit, but that's ok.)

Note: A sizable portion of this episode was cut due to tone deafness.

Links:

A Night at the Garden - 20,000 Nazi's gathered at the Garden in NYC in 1939. It's an incredible video.

Ben Thompson on Net Neutrality - Never believe what you read on the Twitter. Also his follow up piece replying to feedback from his first article.

Non-profit of the week: charitywater.org

Dec 9, 2017

Have you ever wanted to fly into the danger zone? Buzz the tower? Going mach 2 with your hair on fire?

Jon "Bud", Scott "Swits", and Joe "Beaver" join the podcast to review the Oscar Award winning film Top Gun. Includes a scene by scene breakdown and tidbits such as:

  • Best song
  • Best line
  • Best character
  • Best call sign
  • A shout out to Penny Benjamin
  • And a new game called "deleted scenes"

Enjoy!

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