Episode 27 - Danny, Hold the License Plate
Merlin and Dan discuss the shameful state of film school, the realities of Ape Law, Merlin's rock opera, and the subliminal downside of Spongebob's big promotion.
Initially Released August 2, 2011
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Is there any chance you're dead inside?
-Merlin, who is concerned that Dan never had "A Song".
I don't mean this as a shill for MailChimp…except I guess that's technically what they paid for.
-Merlin, discussing Ubi Sunt.
The Film, what? Wait!
You need to see a film called The Big Lebowksi. Now here's the thing: the first time you watch it you're going to think it's a little bit funny and you're gonna be mad that somebody made you watch it. Now the second through seventh times that you watch it, it'll get funnier. Now it's not gonna be funny from the 8th to the 17th time and I want you to prepare for that. Sometime around the 26th time you watch it you're gonna go to another level and you're gonna realize it's more than a movie. There's something very special here.
-Merlin, prepares Faith to watch The Big Lebowksi.
Why is it that we become scared about our job when we feel like we're going to lose it?
Fear of failure is really fear of change, at the heart of it.
If you act like you're writing it for someone intelligent who kind of understands your job you're better off than just going NOUN.
-Merlin, on a better way to write To Do items.
The job of my brain is to notice things, tell stories, and try to understand life. That's what its job is. Its job is not to remember that I haven't taken Josh's show notes and turned it into a thing yet.
-Merlin, with a practical example of why he uses a "Trusted System".
You can't stop the march of technology by making a lot of excuses.