Tonight on GeekNights, we consider learning languages, and touch ever-so-briefly on the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis. In the news, vaccine research and production should be nationalized, Youtube "Shorts" compete with TikTok, Twitter adds tips and removes crops, and New York has its 2021 Michelin Stars.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider pets. In the news, France (rightly) bans flights that could be made by train, New York's water tunnel number 3 is almost complete, and Hank Azaria apologized for playing Apu on The Simpsons.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the seasons of life. Spring cleaning, gaming season, convention season, etc... In the news, Spotify and Kakao stop fighting (for now), there are a lot of vaccination jobs out there, the Democratic Party passed one of the most transformative pieces of legislation in modern American history (since the Affordable Care Act), and legendary establishment Jing Fong is another victim of COVID and Capitalism.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the concept of calendars. There was a time when people had physical ones made of paper. Weird right? In the news, Scott's sort of into Rubik's Cubes, you should honestly watch the impeachment of Donald Trump, hackers used TeamViewer to attempt the poisoning of an entire Florida town, Gina Carano is rightly dropped from Star Wars, and New York is killing people by allowing sports to have live audiences.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider hair. We did a show once on shaving back in 2005, when we first switched to safety razors, but we never talked about head hair more generally. Yes, this is a Thursday. How could you tell?
In the news, Scott's doing the Advent of Code, check out the Floppy Emu Model C, the movie industry just changed forever, and we found the rocket booster we lost in the 60s. Also, Joe Biden won the presidency by a historic and growing margin.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the concept of ghosts. From haunted bunk beds to haunted paintings, Fate Magazine to ghost stories, ghosts are actually a fascinating subject. In the news, The Amazing Randi has passed away, Artzie Music was destroyed by copyright, the Twitch Copyright Strike Apocalypse has resumed with far more dire consequences than last time, and it is a terrible idea to require a license to stream playing a game.