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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This episode is also brought to you by Pencils.com, makers of the great line of Blackwing pencils that I use every day. Blackwings have a unique ferrule, a removable eraser, high-quality graphite, and come in three models. You can select the model that's right for you at Pencils.com's Blackwing page.
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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