Episode 57 - Start with Anger, End with a Sign
TOPIC: Anger and Effectiveness
Merlin and Dan talk about successful lawn care secrets and getting angry over dog poop, paper towels, duck crossings, or the Dark Side.
No one ever saw the error of their ways because they saw a note from Management. Instead of counting piles and grabbing coals, maybe act a little more like Mr. Rogers.
Initially Released March 5, 2012
Runtime 1 hour 33 minutes
Episode Page Start with Anger, End with a Sign
Recurring Topics and Characters
|Introduction||Merlin and Dan open the show and talk about lawn care efficiency.|
|About 10 minutes|
[Start - 00:10:05]
|SXSW||Dan may or may not get a press badge, but Merlin thinks what he needs is a Conference Golf Cart before he crosses the Austin Rubicon.|
|About 3 minutes|
[00:10:06 - 00:13:01]
|Florida||This is not The Florida Show.|
|About 4 minutes|
[00:13:02 - 00:17:04]
|New 5by5.tv||Dan launched a new iteration of the site.|
|About 10 minutes|
[00:17:05 - 00:27:47]
|Recap and Topic Intro||Merlin is mad at hotels who won't google him.|
|About 5 minutes|
[00:27:48 - 00:32:05]
|Sponsor||http://www.squarespace.com/backtowork||[00:32:06 - 00:39:46]|
|Anger||What you can learn about anger from Buddhism and Star Wars.|
|About 20 minutes|
[00:39:47 - 00:59:10]
|Anger and Effectiveness||What you can learn about anger from Marco, Mr. Rogers, and dog poop signs.|
|About 30 minutes|
[00:59:11 - End]
You ever accidentally whack your cord?
You would look so gay in a cowboy hat.
-Merlin, describing Dan in a cowboy hat. He means in a Fred Astaire way. [00:11:47]
You know the rule of thumb in Florida is you name it after whatever you destroyed to build it.
I did almost everything by myself.
-Merlin, on growing up in Florida. [00:14:59]
Are you kidding me? Are you this productive that you don't realize cool new things that you're putting on your site?
You guys got a lotta lists.
-Merlin, on Buddhism. [00:40:22]
Buddhism is a lot of lists which is why I'm surprised you don't really like it as much.
As you allow some of those negative emotions to cloud your cognition and your decision making, you can come up with a lot of really good reasons for some incredibly bananas behavior.
One way you can really screw a good person up is to make them feel like their anger should be preserved or that their anger should maybe even be inflated or that their anger should be appended.
I don't think you have to be management to sign something 'the management.'
I think there is something to the idea that our blinds us to the bigness of the world. Our anger blinds us to the possible intelligence of people that we've decided just don't get it.