Posts by Joel Lindstrom

Consulting Principal for Hitachi Solutions, Stephanie's husband, father of two.

Episode 87: Christmas 2018

It’s Christmastime at If You’re Like me, and Jeff Fossett joins Rome and Joel to celebrate.

Topics in today’s episode:

  • 1987
  • Gift giving strategies
  • Do people take themselves too seriously
  • Airlines
  • Service animals
  • Squirrels don’t have rabies
  • Facebook security
  • The twelve days of cybersecurity Christmas
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Gulag Archipelago
  • Liberty Bridge
  • How to lead when you’re not in charge

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Episode 86: Christmas Movies

It’s December 2018, and in this episode Shawn Tabor joins us to discuss favorite Christmas movies.

In this episode:

  • Work greeting etiquette
  • Holiday decoration
  • Scrooge with Alastair Sim
  • Not so tiny Tim
  • Hallmark Christmas movies
  • Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?
  • The miracle of the creme cheese
  • Christmas pants

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Episode 85: IYLM Thanksgiving 2018

It’s Thanksgiving time, and once again we list the items and people for which we are thankful.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The annual turkey debate
  • Things for which we are thankful
  • Ohio Icepocolypse
  • The biggest ball of twine rolled by one man
  • Stan Lee
  • Death list
  • is tragedy essential to great stories?

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Episode 84: Halloween 2018

It’s the If You’re Like Me Halloween special. In this episode we give you helpful advice about how to not become a vampire and also discuss the following spooky topics:

  • Rome’s birthday
  • Hermit crabs
  • Circus peanuts
  • Negative synergy
  • Halloween costumes
  • The death of Dracula controversy
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Travel
  • Gift cards
  • Game shows
  • Trivia contest weak spots

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Episode 83: Workstation Crisis

It’s time for another If You’re Like Me, and Rome is MIA due to a workstation crisis.

Heath and Joel say the show must go on, and discuss the following burning topics:

  • Detroit
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Workstation crisises
  • Celebrity RIP
  • Book reports
  • Continuous learning
  • Climbing Mount Everest

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Episode 82: Dystopian Justice

Today Rome Maynard and Joel Lindstrom (without Heath) talk about the American justice system and dystopian fiction.

Discussed in this episode:

  • Rome’s experience as a temp dad
  • Adventures in jury duty
  • Why read dystopian literature?
  • Brave New World by Aldus Huxley
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Why does Neil Gaiman introduce everything?
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Did Dune inspire Star Wars?
  • Cannon: The Stewardess Strangler

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Episode 81: Don’t eat in Ohio

In the latest episode of If You’re Like me, Heath and Joel wonder where Rome is, and talk about:

  • Tax free weekend
  • Destructive children
  • Pizza
  • Lunchboxes
  • Jeopardy! daily double seeking behavior https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1402/1402.0571.pdf
  • The BMP strategy
  • Playing Trivial Pursuit with millennials
  • MoviePass
  • 1960’s elections
  • Jaws
  • Reclaimed retail buildings
  • What are buckeyes really?

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