Men in Gorilla Suits

So busy making things this week that we don't have time to tell you all the things we are making. So...here's what we talk about this week!

(Now Gorilla Christopher is going to go make lunch for tomorrow...)

  • What is the first thing you remember seeing being made?
  • What was the first thing you remember making?
  • Why make things when you can just buy stuff?
  • What are some kinds of making skills you’d like to learn? Why?
  • What is something you recently made that you thought was cool?
  • What is the coolest thing you've ever made?
  • Is there something you really want to make, but haven't gotten around to?
  • What prevents you from making certain things?
  • Why do you think things like maker's groups have become so popular?
  • Do you think society loses (or gains) something when people have everything made for them and cannot make things themselves?
  • Where do things like 3D printers, laser cutters, and other things fit into making things? Do they make it all too easy?
  • What is the future of making things?

Direct download: migs275.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

"Yeah, uhm...we're gonna need you to come into work tomorrow. I know, I know...it's 4:49 on a Friday and you're about to leave, but...we have a lot to do, so we're working this weekend. Oh, you have plans? Plans can be cancelled...I mean, it's not like your kid isn't going to go on to play professional baseball if they're just on some lowly city league. They're already too far behind. The best they will become is someone just like you who will one day work on Saturdays for a bigger cause. Oh, by the way...I know your property has been in your family for generations, but we lobbied local officials and we all agree that the town would benefit more from taxes once a strip mall is built there, so just remember: you're getting a fair price when we assert eminent domain. Seeya tomorrow..."

This week, we're talking about corporations! Here's the list of what we discuss:

  • What was the first corporation you were aware of?
  • What’s the first corporation you were a part of in any way?
  • Do corporations have too much access to our daily lives?
  • Do you trust corporations with your data?
  • Do corporations have our best interests at heart?
  • Are corporations soulless and evil, or are they sometimes good?
  • What’s the best corporation you can think of?
  • The worst?
  • Which corporations figure into your daily life most?
  • Do corporations own us? The government?
  • Do you think corporations are too powerful?
  • What’s the future of corporations?

Direct download: migs274.mp3
Category:Pop Culture -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

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