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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:22 pm 
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This week, Nick has a bone to pick with his wife, Sara. Nick admits he has an interest in the macabre, which has led him to consider collecting taxidermied animals, their skeletons, and (possibly) a human skull. Though Sara is willing to let one or two preserved animals lie around the house, she's horrified by the prospect of Nick collecting any more, nor is she terribly enthused about the prospect of sharing their home with what was once a human head. Will Nick's new hobby flourish, or will Sara have it laid to rest? Judge John Hodgman decides.

Judge John Hodgman Ep. 94: Bleached and Mounted Bones of Contention

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Wait, is pronouncing it "Jer-bull" a regional thing?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:52 pm 
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RootBeerThoughts wrote:
Wait, is pronouncing it "Jer-bull" a regional thing?


It is possible that grrr-bull is how it's pronounced in Kansas and Missouri, where my father and his parents are from. It is also possible that my dad doesn't know how to pronounce the word. Evidence for the latter is that he doesn't know the difference between one of them and a hamster. I have always found it very, very funny.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:46 pm 
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As a life-long Midwesterner, I can't say that I've ever heard anyone say "grr-bull.", but I will admit that I can't help but at least grin whenever someone says "ape-ricot" instead of "app-ricot."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:16 am 
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My dad also says MAY-sure instead of meh-sure for measure.

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Has anyone else been having issues with itunes not fetching the latest episode of jjho?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I've noticed some people from Jersey pronounce 'forward' as FAR-word, as opposed to FORE-word.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:55 pm 
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aliceandstuff wrote:
Has anyone else been having issues with itunes not fetching the latest episode of jjho?


We've been having some issues over the past few weeks with our podcast distribution platform and iTunes. Julia did some magic last night and the latest episode is now on iTunes/the iOS Podcasts app, but be sure to let us know if you have any troubles in the future.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:18 pm 
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FYI, we've updated the evidence section of the blog post with a photo of the nightmare gerbil.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Gosh them are some nice skulls.

Wish I could un-see that nightmare gerbil tho.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:11 pm 
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I think that's a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden-man ... d_squirrel and not a gerbil.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:55 pm 
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As a cat lover, veterinarian, and human determined to never have children, all I can say to the last case on the docket is that the Abyssinian cat can suck it. The beauty of owning cats is that you DON'T have to schedule your day around them. She almost certainly does love her owners, though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Sometimes I go outside, come back in, and then go out again when I leave for work just to mess with Rory, my reverse tuxedo who insists on saying goodbye to me in the morning.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Judge Hodgman, I well remember Karen Black's Trilogy of Terror, as does Michael Chabon, who mentions it in Telegraph Avenue.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:56 am 
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This episode was about something very close to my heart (see attached). I've been decorating with skulls and bones since I was a little kid (cat skull went right next to the Barbie pet shop set). Luckily, my husband not only tolerates it but thinks it's cool.

Skulls Unlimited makes me feel like a kid in a candy store, but I have sort of a philosophical objection to buying them. All mine are found, and I wouldn't want to dilute the magic, y'know? (The longer I look at Skulls Unlimited's catalog, the weaker I grow in this philosophy...)

Anyway, I wish the defendant luck in curating an awesome collection in whatever way he feels is right! I hope he comes back briefly in six months or so to tell us what he has so far and what his wife thinks of it.


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