Norah joins Ben this week to talk about the word pin! It’s a fastener! It’s a connector! It’s a target! It holds things in place! Is there anything “pin” can’t do? Topics include: chess, pin phrases, bowling, punk rock, pin collections, pinball, laserdisc games, and the TWEWY franchise
00:01:06 - Seasonal fruits, fascinating cloth, plugs, and sockets 00:04:39 - The word pin in chess, Adam the chess oracle, and playing games with the family 00:08:45 - Ben wins toilet paper at church, a Venn diagram, and a paper of pins 00:11:45 - Personal Identification Numbers, pin cushions, and Montague Redgrave 00:14:43 - Norah explains what is a pin table is, and discussing tactile interactions in games 00:17:03 - Ben almost gets a 300 in bowling club, and grandma beats Tom and Norah 00:19:50 - The bowling congress, don’t stab your baby, and the safety pin 00:22:43 - Ben talks about punk rock, the song “Needles and Pins,” and “slacktivism” 00:26:40 - Holding hats and hair with pins, and getting pinned by your partner in college 00:29:37 - Collecting pins at PAX, the value of Disney pins, and pinup girls 00:33:50 - The social media pinning mistake, and why are they called rolling pins? 00:36:40 - Quiet enough to hear a (rolling) pin drop, pinstriped things, and pinwheels 00:38:45 - Pin the tail on the donkey, and the pinhole camera 00:42:10 - Why it’s called pinball, and playing pinball video games for nostalgic purposes 00:48:08 - A video game stretch from Norah, and Ben’s PopCap beta testing experiences 00:50:37 - The Lupin the 3rd connection to the laserdisc game Cliffhanger 00:55:20 - The World Ends With You, the Nintendo DS, NEO: TWEWY, and “80s pins” 01:00:40 - Neku learns the power of friendship, and Sho Minamimoto uses many math quotes 01:04:47 - Not a breakfast from Denny’s, the noise, TGI Fridays, and Tower Records 01:08:59 - Closing the show with an uncomfortable phrase from Norah
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