Judge John Hodgman Episode 104: The Birthday Suit

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Aldo brings the case against his partner Sean. They decided to plan trips for each other's birthdays, but make each destination a surprise. But the secrecy is making Aldo anxious, and now he wants to know where they're going! Should Sean reveal their itinerary, or must Aldo wait for his birthday surprise? Only Judge John Hodgman can decide.

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Special thanks to listeners Sandra Macke and Melanie Bernal for suggesting this episode's title!

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Submitted by Aldo:


Travel books that Aldo has amassed over the years. (10 additional ebooks not pictured.)


More books that Aldo read to plan his trip with Sean.


Travel magazines that Aldo has saved for trip planning.


Sean and Aldo on a junk boat, which they spent two nights on in Vietnam.


The two toasting their luck to making business class.


"Sean's amazingly gaudy cake that the junk boat presented to sean on his actual birthday. It had snowmen, chocolate butterflies, frosting roses, dried kiwis, and it read "happy p". It was delicious!" – Aldo


Sean and Aldo kayaking in Halong Bay.


Dinner in a cave at Halong Bay.

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Yoda wins!

Yoda mind tricks Bat-Man FTW. 'nuff said.

Superhero Stuff

Aurora

and Batman over Yoda, FTW, because if he's got Kryptonite in the bat cave, he's probably got a Yslamari eating bamboo in the corner.

On Spider-Man

The Judge joined the legions of vanquished villains who either ignored, or were unaware of, Peter Parker's super science abilities. Parker has BOTH super science and super powers (including spider sense, a great defense against the Force). Spider-Man prevails.