Theater and Optics

Episode 33 is dedicated to NBA superstar Larry Bird, aka “Larry Legend.” Nick notes the hardworking shooter’s many accomplishments, and also pays tribute to Bird’s contemporary Magic Johnson (who was boxed out by Jim Brown for Far Middle episode 32’s dedication). Continuing the Far Middle’s connections theme, Nick transitions from Larry Bird to the factors involved in wine purchasing—Nick argues that optics are the primary determinant when it comes to deciding which bottle of vino individuals buy. Next, Nick reflects on a recent holiday party and reminds us that time truly does fly. In commenting on U.S. population moves, Nick asks if we’re going through our own version of the Berlin Wall? Episode 33 concludes with two special segments on “mask mania” and a “Fauci Focus,” and wraps with a note on Superman’s new motto.