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Episode 403: Someone Thought to Give It Beer

July 10th, 2020 | Robin

In the Gaming Hut we look at villain plans, and why they have to make sense in investigative games.

The Food Hut goes to the drive-thru for a double-double as beloved Patreon backers Tim Maness and Jean Bauer ask for an explanation of the mythic role the Tim Hortons donut chain plays in the Canadian psyche.

Ken and Robin Recycle Audio with a nerdtrope of the 100 Years War and pod people from our YouTube episode of Ken and Robin Live.

Finally the Eliptony Hut reveals, at the behest of stalwart Patreon backer Drew, the truth behind Theodore Roosevelt’s fabled hunt for the snallygaster.

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2 Responses to “Episode 403: Someone Thought to Give It Beer”

  1. Roll up the rim is more painfully Canadian than you know:

    It was invented by the tour manager for Rush, while he was producing Bob and Doug MacKenzie’s novelty album.

    He did this as a favour and never asked for any money.

  2. Douglas Sundseth says:

    “Of course Americans have donuts, but for some reason they resonate more in Canada.”

    What is the characteristic frequency of a Tim Horton’s donut? Is it different than that of a Dunkin’ Donuts donut? Krispy Kreme has a very low mass, but also probably low characteristic tension; how does this affect the resonant frequency?

    Do national differences in resonant frequency, assuming they exist, affect the core question?

    Does Tim Horton’s have a particularly popular whole wheat donut (being as “they’re a part of the fiber of the nation” and all)?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    NB: The Tim Horton’s website uses the “donut” spelling, as does Dunkin’ Donuts. Krispy Kreme uses “doughnut”, but since they’re made of air, I will ignore their opinion on the matter.

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