We saw a lot of movies (and TV):
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Ready Player One
Isle of Dogs
Death of Stalin
A Quiet Place
Jørgen went into depth regarding Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr story
Brendan spelunked through Tomb Raider and did a whirlwind tour of Hurricane Heist.
This episode in Moviepass: CEO walks back his information gathering statements.
California writes bill to codify net neutrality protections ahead of FCC ruling.
Norwegian website releases wordpress plugin that uses quizzes to improve comment quality.
National Geographic publishes examination of its own portrayal of race.
Aircraft company Kitty Hawk partners with New Zealand for autonomous, electric, VTOL air taxi.
Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA and how it changed (or didn’t) and how news articles work (or don’t).
Jørgen sums up Red Sparrow in four words.
Brendan and Jørgen were not laughing, but apparently Amazon’s Alexa was.
Moviepass details quite a bit more about the information they are collecting in exchange for those inexpensive movie tickets.
The Oscars were this weekend
We talked a bit about the movie Annihilation.
Also, Black Panther.
SpaceX landed 2 (of the 3) cores during their Falcon Heavy demo launch in fantastic fashion.
China police uses smart glasses to identify and monitor criminals via facial recognition.
The Olympic Winter Games are on and our resident Norwegian remembers where he was when the ski pole broke.
Sony apologizes for the new Peter Rabbit movie — not for the quality of the movie but for a scene portraying an anaphylactic reaction.
Musicals fan Alan did not enjoy The Greatest Showman.
Commuting in the bay area.
The Commuter and Phantom Thread as a study in contrasts.
Making music is harder than it needs to be if you ask Lana Del Rey.
We talked about movies in the middle of the podcast instead of the end!
SLEEP STUDY: Alan looks at sleep stages and is using some apps to measure and testing some variables to get better sleep.
BAKTUN-IN-REVIEW: Brendan leads off our annual tradition with his list of 2017’s best movies, and there were a bunch!
Don’t be SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder is A Thing. Sometimes it can be solved with light therapy.
We combat our winter blues with the light therapy of movie watching. We discuss:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Disaster Artist and The Room
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
We have an update for Bitcoin!
Perhaps it has room to go up or John McAfee will eat his own d*ck.
If you’re still not in the know, you can read this article only published last week.
Maybe Bitcoin is holding our energy grid behind.
Most likely, though, it’s a bubble.
Infrequent Flyer: Las Vegas Convention edition reminds you to hydrate and wear comfortable shoes.
Past performance does not equal future results, but Alan bet with bitcoin and is now covering the hosting costs of the podcast for the year.
We recorded the show on
Black Friday The Friday That Shall Not Be Named.
Our robot-making friends at Boston Dynamics imbued a bi-pedal robot with the ability to leap platforms and maintain balance even through a backflip.
Moviepass seeks to increase theater viewership – A Thing we wholly support.
<Tentative>Karl Urban will be on the show next time.</Tentative>
We speak of Thor:Ragnarok and Justice League. One is A Thing. The other is not.