This is such a great interview with Puzo and Coppola. There is nothing like getting the story directly from the men responsible for an incredible book, and later, movie.
He doesn’t fully grasp what the seduction community is about, but there is truth in what he says.
For example, the Mystery Method fully deserves to be crapped upon and one can empathize with Merlin even if one doesn’t agree with him wholesale.
He’s an insightful guy, if you cut him some slack on this topic.
The "community" can handle it, really.
And let’s be honest: most guys in the "community" are bumbling fools who don’t understand the first thing about real self-improvement—even if there are exceptions.
Anyway, Merlin’s thesis remains valid.
It doesn’t require tearing down others; he just chose to dismantle his own (somewhat true) concept of the "community" to illustrate what to do better.
That’s what we should all be focusing on anyway: how can I do better?
How can you?
Jim and Dan talk about how the Apple Watch has changed Jim’s life for the better.
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Tom Standage is the digital editor of the Economist, responsible for its appearance in many electronic forms: web, native apps, digital audio, and more. Tom also regularly writes fascinating non-fiction titles that teach us about the present through the lens of the past, such as The Victorian Internet about the business and culture of telegraphy and Writing on the Wall, about the first 2,000 years of social networking.
Host Glenn Fleishman spoke with Tom about finishability, completism, and the raging endless river of content. We also discuss the reasoning behind the Economist’s new bite-sized daily Espresso app, pulling back from blogs, and the importance of audio — both podcasts and the professionally read-aloud versions of every article.
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Links to items discussed in this episode:
Somethin’ Else runs six studios in parallel on Thursdays for the Economist audio edition.
Phil Gyford coined the term "finishability."
Tom wrote about wet-plate photography on Vantage, a collection at Medium: "A First-Timer’s Foray Into Wet-Plate Photography."
Economist editor John Micklethwait, the 16th since its founding in 1843 and in charge for the last nine years, is departing after nearly three decades at the newspaper for Bloomberg News.
My blog entry about Twitter friendship was mentioned by company founder Biz Stone and the link heavily retweeted, and yet had only modest readership.
App-download completion rates vary by app size in megabytes and the country in which it’s downloaded.
Mark Zuckerberg explained the rationale for splitting messaging function into a separate mobile app
Why are The Economist’s writers anonymous?
Writer and podcaster Merlin Mann joins Antony to stand up (mostly) for the “Watchmen” movie, discuss the difficulty of separating source material from its adaptation… and then there’s that ending.
First of all: Christopher Walken performs the intro for the show this week. If that’s not enough for you, how about this: I rolled my eyes at the ide
Dan and Joe talk about an obscure classic: Marvel’s The Avengers (2012).
Links for this episode:
The Avengers (2012) - IMDb
Marvel’s Avengers (2012) (Wikipedia)
The Avengers (1998) - IMDb
Defocused #44: They Need More Wow Factor
2 Broke Girls (Wikipedia)
[MP3]: Ep. 45: "Asgardian Go-Bag"
David Allen shares advice on how to finish your to-do list and clean out your inbox.
A movie trailer extravaganza! Star Wars! Batman v Superman! Jurassic World! Tomorrowland! Terminator: Genisys! Happiness! Skepticism! Anger! Disappointment!
Links for this episode:
Ep. 21: “Cats Per Mango” - Defocused
Ep. 25: “A Controlled Leak” - Defocused
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Official Teaser #2 - YouTube
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Teaser Trailer - YouTube
Jurassic World - Official Global Trailer (HD) - YouTube
Disney’s Tomorrowland - Official Trailer 3 - YouTube
Terminator: Genisys Official Trailer #2 (2015) - YouTube
It’s Not the Trailer Leak: Why Fans Aren’t Thrilled With ‘Batman v. Superman’ Footage So Far (Opinion) - The Hollywood Reporter
Batman and Superman v. Fans
[MP3]: Ep. 44: "They Need More Wow Factor"
A new “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” trailer as appeared! And, as was fated, we are here to deconstruct it within an inch of its life. Dark Side IKEA end tables! John Boyega quotes us the odds! Bespoke evil ships! And is that a glimmer in your eye, or just some lens flare? Plus we give some love to BB8, everyone’s favorite robotic soccer ball.
Dan Moren reports in from the Star Wars celebration, and Serenity Caldwell phones in from her car. This is serious business, people.
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