141. Toast In Its Original Format
July 4th, 2022
1 hr 6 mins 10 secs
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- Tracing the lineage of racehorses on Wikipedia
- Bread is too wide to fit in toasters
- Variants of bowling, now mostly lost to history, are like glimpses into possible worlds metaphysically close to our own
- How to sound like a douchebag if you are a programmer who lives in Oakland.
- A Social Security Number that has way too many sixes in it.
- A disc that is the same size as an LP but looks like a CD and has a movie on it.
- Arcade games breaking whenever you transport them.
- Laserdiscs rusting.
- Integrating the likely degradation of the viewing medium into the piece itself.
- The Matrix on Betamax.
- The guy who owns all the Betamax players in your province.
- The canonical paths to becoming a Laserdisc collector.
- All the criteria used to curate the Criterion Collection.
- The advantages and disadvantages of CAV discs over CLV.
- Getting off the couch to flip the disc over halfway through the movie.
- Asking your robot butler to flip the Laserdisc over.
- Seeing the name of the Wii for the first time and wondering if it's a typo for World War 2 or if it's a typo for WiFi.
- Finding the They Live sunglasses and finally being able to read the Snickers ads.
- The three racehorses that all thoroughbred racehorses are descended from.
- Knowing more about the history of racehorses than about your own family tree, because racehorses are worth more than people.
- War booty from the battle of Vienna.
- The General Studbook.
- Going blind in one eye from staying up for three days straight doing logarithms.
- Bell Right Hooks and Cuban Menstrual Crisis.
- Whether the clown face registry still exists for juggalos.
- Nothing Sweet About Bees.
- What happened to bread?
- Your basic 4:3 bread vs. 4K ultra-wide bread.
- Your favorite toaster from the 1940s.
- A four slice toaster kind of day.
- Making food better with science and it's going to be way better than nature because it's science.
- Convincing Mr. Smeg not to put his name on the toasters his company manufactures.
- What market research firm decided that podcast listeners want underwear and mattresses.
- Constant angular velocity: the only way to rewind a movie.
- A magnetic poetry set that includes the word "Kafkaesque."
- How Kafkaesque the miscreant insects are.
- Whether Jim has ever touched any other human being.
- How Zoomers don't know about Graggle Simpson.
- A possible scenario that is metaphysically close to our own.
- How metaphysically close Canada is to the United States.
- Getting up at 4pm every day and bowling.
- A 3D model recreation of five-pin bowling.
- The amount of data visualization competence that went into dimensions.com.
- Candlepin and Duckpin bowling.
- The dimensions of various famous bowlers.
- Getting a parakeet and finding out how much water it displaces.
- Making a flask out of a parakeet so people think you just brought your pet parakeet to work and aren't drinking on the job.
- Buying a propane tank to use as a water bottle.
- What's wrong with Jim's listeners?
- Karate tournaments in the 80s and 90s.
- Assuming Avery's identity and looking in the mirror.
- To Mock A Mockingbird.
- Certified Bird Mockers.