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Advice column aficionados Han and Matt re-answer the greatest questions from other advice columns and podcasts as well as fielding new questions with a little help from their cats.

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Jan 31, 2018

In this week's Overflow episode, Matt once again flies solo to deliver all (err, quite a few!) of the listener inbox items, including:

  1. Patron-Only Minecraft Server!
    • Instructions on how to join
    • All Patrons are welcome to join in on weekly (Wednesday night) Minecraft 101 play sessions with 1 or more of the Know-It-Alls but can play in the server any time
  2. Hannah and Matt Fan Appreciation Day
    • February 17th, Saturday, 6 PM to 9 PM EST
      Seawitch (South Slope, Brooklyn)
      703 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  3. Opinion Overflow #27: Listener Feedback for Apin'eht's Workplace Bully Nightmare
  4. Listener Katie: "How Do I Cope With My Delusional Boss Who Is Hellbent on Destroying Everything That Is Good in the World?"
  5. Captain Awkward Is Awesome
  6. New Advice Column
  7. Finnish Language's Gender Neutral Wonders
  8. Listener Zovoq, Lamia Ravager Has Some Tips For You
  9. More Listener Advice for Mother-In-Law's Party Manners
  10. Listener Nononono: "How Do I Manage My Mother-in-Law's Bad Food Safety Habits?"
  11. Listener Email Roundup

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UPDATE: Listener Jen pointed out to us the problematic origins of the term "Irish Car Bomb" and why it's insensitive to use so cavalierly:

"The history of Ireland for the last 100 years has been plagued by civil war, oppression, bitter rivalry in religious and national factions, and pain in the partitioning of the North from the republic of Ireland. During the four decades of the Troubles in the last half of the 20th century, an estimated 3,500 people lost their lives, due in no small part to improvised explosives. More than half of these were civilians. Many were children. Even 20 years following the Good Friday agreement of 1998, the Irish people are still grappling with how to find justice and settle the mysteries of how loved ones died. This is no easy thing to do, and yet as a nation the Republic (whose current events I am more familiar with than the North) are committed to engaging in this painful process with peace, healing, and forgiveness as the ultimate objective."