Monthly archives of “July 2019

Episode 192: Edifice not Oedipus

This week the word is Libraries. The nerds reminiscence about all the time they spent as youths going to the library, and how times have changed, even including the way we consume books. Keith describes a unique book experience called S and talks about new technology for reading comics. Andy tells the story of meeting Greykell in a library as a youth, and describes how that library building has just been torn down but the cool entrance artifact is being saved. Keith tells the story of how fake accents adopted during a model UN event led to an embarrassing incident in the library. Andy talks about getting ready to go to Origins, and Keith hints at the work he can’t talk about. Andy talks about watching old episodes of Star Trek Voyager again, working from a list of good and bad episodes he created by combining several notable episode lists. He also talks about getting caught up on Brooklyn Nine Nine. They conclude by discussing the word churlish.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS VINTAGE SPOILERS

Episode 191: The Escher Vessel

This week the word is Word. The nerds talk about a few of their favorite words, their favorite word games, and their favorite other uses for word-game tiles. Andy talks about going to New York City for Book Expo & Con and notes the differences between the book industry with the game industry. He also describes walking on the High Line and climbing The Vessel. Keith talks about work he can’t talk about. Keith talks about having seen “Chernobyl” and Andy talks about Jimmy Carter’s visit to Three Mile Island. After the spoiler warning, they discuss the new Twilight Zone episodes, “Wunderkind,” “Point of Origins,” and “Blurryman.”

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS