NerdBurger 165 - Very Excited

This week Michael returns to celebrate the funding of the Murders & Acquisitions Kickstarter, and talk TV cancellations, the Osteen Twitter bot, synthetic genomes, Microsoft's touch-less touch screens & mood shirts, and Google's stupid new software name!

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The Murders & Acquisitions Kickstarter is now fully funded and on its way to the SECOND stretch goal! Go get yourself a copy and be part of history! And go read more about all the progress at

All of these TV shows you weren't watching got cancelled.

This Twitter bot makes all of Joel Osteen's tweets about your dick. No, really.

Scientists are trying to develop synthetic human genes. This can't possibly end in disaster.

Microsoft wants you to stop touching it, but wants to touch you instead.

Google... uh... Parsey McParseface. Whaaaa...?

And because it's hilarious, here is this image for no reason:

Photo by BananaStock/BananaStock / Getty Images - Yes, this is a stock photo you can license for ten bucks. It's called "Woman snorting cocaine at party". We're almost as excited as she's about to become.

This week's alternate episode titles were:

  • #HireTomCapers
  • No Boing Without The Dick
  • Playing God
  • Unshareable
  • And Other Bones Have Marrow