Ep 303: Sigh

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  December 6, 2018

We’re good for you; can you quit Amazon; touchscreens full of feces; Tesla’s troubles; Buster Scruggs; Bodyguard, Homeland & Ron Burgandy; Christmas songs for Goths; moron DJs twerking; more scooters; a real use for the blockchain; hot browser talk.

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Show Notes

FOLLOW-UP

Frequent Sighing Helps Keep You Alive

12 Compelling Fan Theories About ‘The Office’

As Measles Surges, ‘Decades of Progress’ Are in Jeopardy

IN THE NEWS

Why Is It So Hard to Quit Amazon? Because Shopping Is Labor.

An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands

Amazon’s Best of Prime 2018: Prime Members Worldwide Ordered Two Billion Products with One-Day Delivery or Faster

Scientists Tested McDonald’s Touchscreen Menus and Found Poo on All of Them

What’s Ransomware Without Cryptocurrency?

Unsustainable

South African man hands thugs $60K in Bitcoin after heinous torturing

MEDIA CANDY

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Bodyguard

Homeland

‘Ron Burgundy Podcast’ Headed to iHeartRadio

The Final Table

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ returns for a third season January 18th

Christmas Songs for Goths

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FEATURING MORRISSEY, BOWIE, ADAM ANT, NICK CAVE, SIOUXSIE AND MORE

The Cure – Hey you

MORON OF THE WEEK

DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather Fined for Illegally Promoting Scam Cryptocurrency

It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver

The First Woman Soccer Player of the Year Was Asked to Twerk on Stage After Receiving Her Award

A passerby called 911 about a man dangling from a roof. It was a Clark Griswold dummy.

FEEDBACK LOOP

Electric scooters are now disrupting wrists, elbows and heads

New Times Broward-Palm Beach: Some Fort Lauderdale Residents Are Already Upset With Rental Scooters in Their Neighborhoods

iTunes podcast charts really are rigged

Music Bee

Our SQL

1Password

A hot PlayStation mic captures sounds of apparent rape, leads to arrest

CLOSING SHOUT-OUTS

Ken Berry Dies: The ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘F-Troop’ Actor Was 85

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States and the Father of the 43rd, Dies at 94