A mid-range anecdote at best

Episode 11 November 29, 2021 00:36:02
A mid-range anecdote at best
You don't look like a runner
A mid-range anecdote at best

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Jon Hickman

Show Notes

Attention please, Nick & Jon have asserted their rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the inventors of Battleships Monopoly.

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