This week Dave and Steel are joined by Steel’s graduate school buddy Eric. Together the trio share some recent life hacks, discuss the New Horizons spacecraft’s visit to Pluto (and its cargo of human remains), Sepp Blatter’s pope-blessed gold cross, and the strange phenomena of enormously popular online videos of other people playing video games. We grill Eric about all things Mississippi, his past life as an executive at Steve & Barry’s and a proud inhabitant of the Krzyzewskiville tent village, and his longstanding love for the Buffalo Bills, and Eric introduces us to the wild world of late 16th century English satire via the esteemed personages of Thomas Nashe and Gabriel Harvey. We round the episode off with great Mississippi-connected music from Bob Dylan, The Weeks, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Mavis Staples, and Mountain, and Eric drops some book wisdom from Friedrich Nietzsche about the dangers of believing that we can achieve objectivity.
- Google Flights [Eric]
- The Earth View browser plugin for Google Chrome [Steel]
- Headlamp for reading in bed [Dave]
- The New Horizons spacecraft is almost to Pluto.
- Sepp Blatter offers some thoughts about the definition of the word corruption and some pretty amazing views on cosmology and the pope.
- Pedpewdie is a super popular YouTube video game player
- Waverly Plantation
- JJ Redick’s poetry
- Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo
Bob Dylan — Oxford Town
The Weeks — Dear Bo Jackson
Muddy Waters — I Can’t Be Satisfied
B.B. King — 3 O’Clock Blues
Mavis Staples — Down in Mississippi
Mountain — Mississippi Queen
This week’s passage of Book Wisdom comes from nineteenth century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Genealogy of Morals.