What Biden Said

I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son…

You go down the list of all these guys. Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.

Joe Biden

Sometimes you have to work with the Devil himself to achieve the outcomes you want.

It’s a miracle Democrats and Liberals ever win at anything. Sanctimony won’t get you very far when compromise is key.

Campus Delivery Robot

Prompted by a note from Listener Zach, we discuss the trend of “autonomous food delivery vehicles” on college campuses.

Some of the highlights:

  • “A non-robot way would be: a fixed program that says go forward 10 feet, turn right 90 degrees, go left 10 feet….it would never make it.”
  • “I don’t know if I want to wait for a robot to slowly navigate the world, especially if it’s cold out.”

Listen here: https://overcast.fm/+Ep2So2okA

House Hunters

Per Slate:

My story will possibly burst your bubble about the show. If this is not something you want, stop reading now. The first thing you need to know is that in neither episode of House Hunters were Jeff and I actually … house hunting. One time we’d already closed on the house we “chose” in the episode; the other time we’d already lived in our house for a year.