Men in Black (feat. Liam Ginty, nerd) : Episode 138

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Men in Black

What: Will Smith punches aliens.
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino

Featuring guest co-host
Liam Ginty PhotoLiam Ginty of Sandy Pug Games

Recommended and Related Media

A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage
A great book about humans and our food and drink and how history is sorta driven by our drinking drugs of choice.
Read it with your eyes iTunes | Amazon
Read it with your ears iTunes | Amazon

Mirror – A single-page PnP micro RPG for you and your friends
Liam’s new game where you play an adventure as your friends.
Check it out DrivethruRPG | Itch.io

Show Notes

Will Smith

He’s the best!

Alien life

And the forms that it takes. Arthropoids. Cephalapoids. The names we give the aliens and the names they give themselves.

Aliens and stimulants

Coffee!

Humanity’s beverage history

And in particular how wonderfully wonderful caffeine is. Dwarf Fortress and ale supplies. Depressants vs stimulants and the shape society.

The “real” Men in Black

Frustration with being made a joke.

Human gestation and intelligence

Evolution, hip size, and cranial size. Bipedalism. Early homo adaptations and social assisted delivery.

Earth as universal backwater

Alien advocates for the ethical treatment of dumb humanity.

Memory wiping

Possible unreliable narrators. Neuralizers vs “memory sticks.” This is my roofie stick. Short term and long-term memory “wiping.”

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