Monthly Archives: March 2013

It’s A Thing- #005 – Art and laziness

The Bay Bridge before arty lightsMolly points out the stupendous amount of public art happening in a supposed economic downturn. And Tom just gets old fashioned and crotchety about RSS.

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Barbara Kruger’s art, inspiration for Lisa’s It’s A Thing Logo

San Francisco’s Bay Lights

RSS Wikipedia article


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It’s A Thing- #004 – Trolls lose, coffee wins

Small cup coffeeMolly notices fewer people putting up with the behavior of trolls. Tom is astounded with the mad scientist methods of brewing amazing coffee.

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Example of comment trolls backlash

Crazier and crazier ways of brewing coffee


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It’s A Thing- #003 – Whiskey and windshields

32095479_cd1dd599d2_zMolly takes us into the steamy secret world of speakeasies and Tom discovers windshield washer etiquette.

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Tom just heard about the windshield washer thing from a friend.


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It’s A Thing- #002 – Lego burgers

Tom talks stunning burgers and Molly’s taken by children’s Lego reviews.

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Show Notes:

KidzVuz, where kids review things of all stripes

Sample Lego set review; Molly’s almost 6-year-old not only watches these CONSTANTLY, he now makes me film them.

Movie review: Sugarplum Wreck-it Ralph


Father’s Office burgers

Umami burgers

The Counter burgers

Original Tommy’s burgers

Five Guys burgers


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It’s A Thing- #001 – Food tower? YOLO!

Ladies and gentlemen, the premiere episode of It’s A Thing with Molly Wood and Tom Merritt. In this episode Tom talks about new uses for “YOLO”, and Molly discusses the Foodie backlash.

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Show Notes:
Saturday Night Live YOLO video

An Economist Gets Lunch

Have foodies ruined restaurants?

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