Forbidden Island [Gweek 148]
Our guest Kent Barnes chatted with Dean and me about the magic of Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts, a cooperative board game called Forbidden Island, crowdfunding for fun and swag, and lots more.
In each episode of Gweek, Dean Putney and I invite a guest to join us in a discussion about recommended media, apps, and gadgets. Our guest is Kent Barnes, a long-time friend of Boing Boing and publisher of Time Suck Magazine on Flipboard.
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Here's what we talked about:
Calculators for everything
Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts
Blank playing cards
Tower Cranes of San Francisco Tumblr
Forbidden Island - a fun cooperative board game
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