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Sep 4, 2014

The Show Notes

Classical Music
Intro
Boo-dini
Ask George
     - Talkin’ bout stuff? from Blair
     - More than The Martian? from Andrew C.
     - Sharing Drums? from Nigel
The Weekly Standard
     - Cry Me A River music and lyrics by Arthur Hamilton
BOYHOOD and Vonnegut’s Plot Line
Interesting Fauna
     - The Argonaut and its detachable penis/arm thingy
Religious Moron of the Week
     - Pastor Michael V. Williams from Jay Parlar
Show close

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Vonnegut lecture on the Shapes of Stories

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Richard Brorsson
four and a half years ago

Hi! I just wanted to recommend "the fault in our stars" unless you haven't read it or listened to it. The reading on the audio book is excellent and the book made me cry rivers. Apparently the movie is good too, but the book is excellent, superb. One of my favorite books of all time.

Rob G
four and a half years ago

Audible Books:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - Bonus read by Wil Wheaton
Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus
Redshirts by John Scalzi
Come Up and Get Me: An Autobiography of Colonel Joe Kittinger

If you like deep sci-fi, the Void Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton, close to 72 hours over 3 books.

Jim
four and a half years ago

Before I get into this comment, I think it's important to underscore that I am NOT offended by the statement you made, and about which I am inquiring. My comment is merely one of confusion, and I would appreciate some clarity.

I was born with a harelip. I had surgery to correct it when I was five months old, and I usually have a mustache to cover the lightning-shaped scar that runs from my left nostril to my upper lip.

It is from there that I question your offhand comment during the religious moron segment, about how "shaving harelip" are two words thar don't go together in a domain name. I honestly don't understand this reference. When I shave off my mustache, the scar is visible. So what did you mean?

Again, I'm not offended. Just a little confused.

Dave
four and a half years ago

I recommend thr audio book of Lock-in by John Scalzi, read by Amber Benson. A scifi, near future, murder mystery that asks very interesting questions.

Dave
four and a half years ago

Audiobook recommendation:

Lock-in by John Scalzi read by Amber Benson, or Wil Wheaton, you choose!

Great fun near-future with reasonably plausible technology that doesn't detract from the detective murder mystery. Great fun.

Matthew
four and a half years ago

In response to the request for audiobook recommendations: http://hpmor.com (audio version specifically: http://hpmorpodcast.com) – basically, a highly entertaining answer to the question: “what would happen if Harry Potter was a skeptic?”. Even if you don’t usually read fanfiction, this is worth making an exception for.