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Episode Info: Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! Lords: John B is @YouOldSoAndSo everywhere. 20th President of the United States James Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem: https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/mathematical-treasure-james-a-garfields-proof-of-the-pythagorean-theorem Khan Academy video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EINpkcphsPQ Nick is @NickPancakes on Twitter. Topics: Micro game jams, Weekend of ZZT WarioWare D.I.Y. archive: https://archive.org/details/WarioWareDIYWarehouse Super Metroid and A Link to the Past Randomizer (a.k.a. SMZ3): https://samus.link/ SGDQ2019 co-op speedrun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uujsW7yFkZU The primary motivation for information acquisition being grist for making and understanding jokes Ken Jennings' books about knowledge acquisition and comedy: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79195.Brainiac https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36373629-planet-funny These two contain the sum of all human knowledge: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1745/8107/products/IMG_E1971_1400x.JPG?v=1571480346 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/BillyJoel_StormFront.jpg Roblox as the most popular game platform Downloading Wikipedia: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-download-wikipedia/ All roads lead to "philosophy" on Wikipedia: https://flowingdata.com/2011/06/08/all-roads-lead-to-philosophy-on-wikipedia/ Adopt Me!, one of the most popular games created in Roblox: https://roblox.fandom.com/wiki/DreamCraft/Adopt_Me! I Wanna Maker: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1114940/I_Wanna_Maker/ Quill points out: this list of things unexpectedly named after people: https://notes.rolandcrosby.com/posts/unexpectedly-eponymous/ "Widenius has three children – My, Max, and Maria – who inspired the names for MySQL, MaxDB and the MySQL-Max distribution, and MariaDB" https://twitter.com/davidjustodavid/status/1288903463422722049 Becoming a film nerd Turner Classic Movies, from the same company that brings you Mortal Kombat: http://www.tcm.com/ They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? - 1,000 Greatest Films, compiled using a Metacritic-like approach of looking at other people's lists: https://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000.htm Also, their 1,000 Noir Films list: https://www.theyshootpictures.com/noir1000.htm The Narrow Margin (1952): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044954/ The Tall Target (1951): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044105/ A good starting list for train movies, by no means exhaustive or definitive: https://allgiftsconsidered.com/the-31-best-train-movies-of-all-time/ List of films on Netflix from the year 2000 and before, total count at the time of search approx. 250, compared to around 3,500 for 2001-2020 : https://reelgood.com/movies/source/netflix?filter-year_end=2000 Kanopy, a movie streaming service you may be able to use through your local library: https://www.kanopy.com/ Qwikster, b. 2011 d. 2011: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011...
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