This time we learn that your hosts and their families are both/all screwed up and hopeless in different ways. Merlin is weird, but not bulimic; John is picky, fretful, and hopeless; and children continue to be a problem that cannot be solved.
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This week, John and Merlin do some follow-up on John’s picky eating and his family’s failures at meal planning. Both men cop to loving soup.
Then on to the big topic: how does John’s mind work, and how did he get that way?
This week, John and Merlin finally set themselves to the task of beginning to argue about their differences.
John and Merlin discuss the origins of the show, including their contrasting approaches to authority, conformity, and contrariness.
Also, Merlin credits John with helping him become less horrible, and John deposes Merlin about military school.
In this inaugural episode, John and Merlin begin framing the conversation on exactly how they got how they are.
From the dungeons of Usenet to the dragons of roving bullies, origins are explored, and differences are provisionally reconciled.