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I’m Merlin, and I make my living at sea, catching wild dolphin fish and tracking the elusive “Savant Crabs of the Farallones.” My ship, “The Mrs. Olsen” is based out of Panama and runs on diesel and unconditional positive regard.

I’m just shy of seven feet tall, and I eat pert near my own weight in baitfish by 10 each morning. My teeth are made of fool’s gold but my eye patch was sewn from General Tito’s baby blanket. Legend is I once killed a man—just because I needed a really good cry.

I do know I’m pretty good at Robotron, french kissing, and skimming ladies’ fashion magazines. I drink scotch whiskey, and I shit scotch tape. I’m an excellent driver and I just finished the rest of your cheeseburger while you were fucking around with your cellphone.

This land is my land from California to the New York island, but you’re welcome to stay as long as you pitch in for gas and never call me “Copernicus.” But you knew that.

Let’s do this thing.

There are two people in merlinmann’s collective.

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  1. Regina Spektor: ‘I See My Family … In Everybody’ : NPR

    The singer discusses how growing up an immigrant has shaped her work. "People don’t understand," she says, "how easy it is to find yourself in a situation where you’re in an absolutely foreign place."

    http://www.npr.org/2016/10/03/496125426/regina-spektor-i-see-my-family-in-everybody

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  2. Bullseye With Jesse Thorn End of Year 2016 Comedy Special | Maximum Fun

    Show: 

    Bullseye

    The Bullseye team has taken on the terrible task of finding the best of the best comedy albums and bringing them to you in a nice little end of year package. 2016 has been a rough year, so listen to some incredible comedians to celebrate making it through!

    Links have been provided below for all of the comedians you’ve heard on this episode.

    Kyle Kinane - Loose In ChicagoMatt Besser - Matt Besser Breaks The RecordColin Quinn - UnconstitutionalMaria Bamford - 20%Chris Garcia - Laughing and Crying at the Same TimeHari Kondabolu - Mainstream American ComicKamau Bell - Semi-Prominant NegroCameron Esposito - Marriage MaterialRhea Butcher - ButcherAparna Nancherla - Just PUtting It Out ThereJosh Gondleman - Physical WhisperBaron Vaughn - Blaxistential CrisisEmily Maya Mills - By A ThreadBrandie Posey - Opinion CaveTig Notaro - Boyish Girl Interrupted

    http://www.maximumfun.org/bullseye/bullseye-jesse-thorn-end-year-2016-comedy-special

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  3. Listen: The ‘Get a Mac’ oral history podcast | Campaign US

    John Hodgman, Justin Long and scriptwriter Jason Sperling share stories of the legendary Apple campaign and revisit unaired scripts.. From Campaign US

    http://www.campaignlive.com/article/listen-get-mac-oral-history-podcast/1417623

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  4. Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman

    Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.

    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_hoffman_do_we_see_reality_as_it_is

    Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED

    Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYp5XuGYqqY
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:30:07 GMT Available for 30 days after download

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  5. You Made It Weird #344: Moshe Kasher #3 | Nerdist

    http://nerdist.com/you-made-it-weird-344-moshe-kasher-3/

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  6. A Reasonable Monster | Do By Friday

    This week’s challenge: watch Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview.

    http://dobyfriday.com/2

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  7. Studs’s Interview with Buster Keaton Studs Terkel Radio Archive Blog

    This interview with Buster Keaton, discussing everything from, Charlie Chaplin, to television, to some of the pitfalls of pratfalls.

    http://studsterkel.wfmt.com/blog/interview-with-buster-keaton/

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  8. Who Speaks for Americans? - The New Yorker

    Jill Lepore and John Cassidy join Dorothy Wickenden to talk about what’s wrong with Donald Trump’s dystopia and with the slick packaging of Hillary Clinton.

    http://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/who-speaks-for-americans

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  9. Jill Lepore: The Feminist and the Superhero | Open Source with Christopher Lydon

    Jill Lepore: The Feminist and the Superhero

    The Harvard historian Jill Lepore – prolific, impish, a super-mom, politically engaged and still professorial – is giving us the kinky inside story of Wonder Woman that you never suspected reading the old comic book. Lepore stumbled on it while she was researching a New Yorker piece on Planned Parenthood and its founder Margaret Sanger. It turns out that the man who invented Wonder Woman in 1941 – as a match for Superman – was related by common-law marriage not just to Sanger but to the birth control and feminist movements in their World War I heyday.

    William Moulton Marston was a Ph.D. psychologist (and inventor of the lie detector), a bigamist by conviction and a female-supremacist in doctrine. He lived a radical bohemian life under one roof with two women and had children with both of them.  Wonder Woman was Marston’s model of the new woman he thought should rule the world.

    But when Marston died after World War II, Wonder Woman was domesticated and diminished. In other writers’ hands, Wonder Woman became a babysitter, a fashion model and a movie star in the 1950s. In Jill Lepore’s telling, Wonder Woman is a morphing mirror of the women’s movement itself.

    WWII-era “Wonder Woman” panel, done by cartoonist H. G. Peter.

    Right now, she says, that story is missing its happy ending — but where there are Wonder Women, there’s a way.

    http://radioopensource.org/i-am-diana-princess-of-the-amazons/

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

  10. Jill Lepore Asks: Who Was Joe Gould, And Did He Really Write The World’s Longest Book? : NPR

    Years ago, two New Yorker articles told the story of a Harvard dropout who claimed to be writing the longest book ever. Did he succeed? In Joe Gould’s Teeth, Jill Lepore tries to answer that question.

    http://www.npr.org/2016/05/16/478222176/who-was-joe-gould-and-did-he-really-write-the-worlds-longest-book

    —Huffduffed by merlinmann

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