Hold On To Your Butts – Episode 8 – Wikipedia / Horse_Ebooks / PronunciationBook


Welcome back! It’s episode 8! The hiatus is over, and we’ve finally figured out how to do these shows from two different cities. Apologies for the audio problems in the middle. We discuss Wikipedia’s growing lobbying problem, the strange story of Horse_ebooks and PronunciationBook, and finally our links of the week and updates. As always, please email us with feedback or leave it below! (CAUTION: there are some swears in this.)

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No “Exit”: A Film About The Hell Of Ironic Cultural Emptiness

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