234. Plunge Correctly For High Score


April 15th, 2024

1 hr 10 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode




  • Dog ownership.
  • A living creature that just wanders around the house.
  • Picking up warm soft weird thing.
  • Cracking open a cold one.
  • Computers flush with science data.
  • The deepest images humans have ever taken.
  • Finding distances to individual galaxies.
  • Listicles you can peruse.
  • Picking a galaxy and naming it after yourself.
  • Bug Mars 2.
  • The Glass Universe.
  • Hiring women and calling them computers.
  • A guy with a lot of free time and a gold nose.
  • Some public domain books being more readable than others.
  • Pun localization.
  • North American otaku tilting at windmills with their katanas.
  • How people pronounce quixotic and how they ought to pronounce quixotic.
  • Whether we respect English majors on this show.
  • Naming a character something weird and hoping nobody argues about the pronunciation hundreds of years from now.
  • Butthead as Don Quixote and Beavis as Sancho Panza.
  • The Great Cornholio tilting at windmills.
  • The era of translations that don't realize Don Quixote is a parody.
  • Part II of Don Quixote responding to Don Quixote fan fiction.
  • Don Coyote.
  • Sending Mario Maker back to Miguel Cervantes to see what he would make.
  • The kinds of books your parents would have on their shelf, back when that was the only thing available to read.
  • The 80s resurgence of New Age thought.
  • Mystic Places.
  • The Shin Megami Tensei section in the library.
  • Where to find the books that teach you magic in the public library.
  • The canonical map of reported UFO sightings worldwide.
  • Books for the kind of person who thinks Aleister Crowley is cool.
  • The Spaceships of Ezekiel.
  • The JWST iceberg.
  • The Distant Astronomical Objects iceberg.
  • A tin can and a string with a battery attached.
  • Hello, fellow phone owner.
  • A phone call asking you to log into a web site and read a message.
  • Funny ways to answer the phone.
  • E.B. Games, where you can get F-Zero for Zero.
  • The size of fortune cookies in the 1920s.
  • Nice things to do and be.
  • Desiderata vs. Deteriorata.
  • Advice giving poems.
  • Skin cancer is mid.
  • Casey Kasem quitting Transformers after they wrote an episode featuring Abdul, king of Carbombya.
  • Avoiding loud and aggressive persons.
  • Pinball getting harder and more complex over the course of a century.
  • Baffleball.
  • Pinball features to make things easier for beginners.
  • The quickest way to lose money on an arcade game.
  • Tilt-sensing plum bobs.
  • A weird kinetic sculpture that exists just for your entertainment.
  • The Black Hole for Personal Reasons.
  • A boring and easy pinball cabinet that you can play for an hour when you want to get sick of pinball.
  • Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball.
  • Multidisc!
  • Pinball tables by George Gomez.
  • Pinball: not actually fun, but they did their best.
  • Free play skee-ball.
  • Pacific Pinball Museum and Musee Mecanique.
  • Twitter forgiveness.
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