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On this week’s Back to Work, Merlin said that he doesn’t really want to know where the “Bulk Bag” meme started, but turns out I know, so I decided to post this highlight mix anyway. These are some of my favorite Bleutoot moments cut from 5by5 After Dark and Back to Work episodes.
I’m not affiliated with 5by5.tv or Back to Work in any way, other than having listened to every episode of Back to Work since it started. All of this silliness aside, it’s a great podcast that has changed my career, my attitude and how I view my role in the workplace. (All for the better.)
For new listeners, I’ve selected this starter pack to get you going:
- #1: Alligator in the Bathroom
- #9: Out of Scope!
- #17: Brick Building Full of Lies
- #51: Living Inside the Nonsense
- #56: One Giant Beholder Dinosaur
- #59: Brains All the Way Down
You should check it out.
Hi. Can I axe you a question?
Ever wondered about Bleu Toot?
Before you answer.
I tried to come up with a clever caption, but this picture is its own clever caption.
|Dad:||Merlin always pronounces it artis-anal. I prefer ar-tiz-inall.|
|Me:||It's just his thing, he's making fun of the small-batch dingeses who take themselves too seriously.|
|Dad:||I wondered. It does sound like he's deliberately annoying.|
|Me:||He's an only child.|
|Dad:||Good to know.|
It’s like replacing a supermodel with fucking Billy Barty.
A filthy, disgusting, coffee- and KFC-stained, fingernail-trappin’, dander-havin’, ugly-ass, deafening supermodel. With a broken “p” key.
Still. It was my supermodel.
R.I.P. Tactile Pro 2.0 with handy USB docks, extended key set, and proudly virile mechanical keys.
You clicked and you clacked like a champion. And I won’t soon forget you.
Gosh, no more I-have-a-deafening-keyboard-and-the-Internet-hates-me-for-it sidebars from Merlin. An era ends.
|John Roderick:||You know what, guns don't kill people ...|
|Merlin Mann:||... no, no ... clichés kill people.|
|John Roderick:||Yeah. So ... [let's just cut it off there so so I don't feel compelled to transcribe the rest of the show.]|