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21 hours ago, Monty said:

It seems like it would be easier for everyone if the client just flew to Laos and killed the gibbon there. Then you just have to smuggle the breastbone, which is presumably easier to conceal than an entire alive monkey.

Always thinking, Monty is.

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On 7/25/2018 at 9:45 AM, deangirl said:

How, HOW is the SVU NOT a Nonac??? I get the logic of your analysis but come on, those clips! Those clips are just terrible. I'm going to find a way to watch that episode right now. That was so much fun!

Yeah, I also expected this to be a Nonac. It seems like a "so bad it's funny/enjoyable" kind of episode, not an actually good episode.

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On 7/26/2018 at 12:41 AM, Monty said:

It seems like it would be easier for everyone if the client just flew to Laos and killed the gibbon there. Then you just have to smuggle the breastbone, which is presumably easier to conceal than an entire alive monkey.

Yes. Then you could smuggle the breastbone in a basketball.

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2 hours ago, Corgi-ears said:

Yes. Then you could smuggle the breastbone in a basketball.

The preferred method of smuggling ape-breastbones is actually within an oversized hockey stick. If that doesn't work, then maybe a lacrosse stick, but don't quote me.

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On 7/25/2018 at 10:45 AM, deangirl said:

How, HOW is the SVU NOT a Nonac???

Nonacs are bad episodes of good shows. This was not a bad episode; we all enjoyed watching it. And at this point it's kind of achieved legendary status.

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I was promised by the cover of a library book that Needful Things would be the last Castle Rock story, and I stopped reading that one when I got to the photo of Elvis that gives ladies orgasms.

I will just say that I enjoyed Dolores Claiborne, and thought it was one of the stronger King movie adaptations.  

And seriously, I don't think there is any better SVU episode than Monkey Basketball.  It certainly beats the more generic, "Oh look, Student #4294 at Hudson University has been raped, but the twist is she raped herself, and her boyfriend is actually her brother," style episodes.   

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It's a real insight into pre-Internet advertising that the American Express commercial was all, "To sign up, find an application [somewhere] and fill it out." Perhaps the first filter for AMEX when evaluating membership (which has its privileges) was that you were the type of person with the gumption and wherewithal to track down an application?

I listened to last week and this week back to back and when I heard the Hello Fresh ad I was all, "What kind of meal service whores is the Cole/Ariano household?" So I was glad (? relieved?) to get Dave's bit of editorial update at the end of the ad.

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14 hours ago, txhorns79 said:

I will just say that I enjoyed Dolores Claiborne, and thought it was one of the stronger King movie adaptations.  

That's because Stephen King's darkest secret is that he's at his best when he leaves the supernatural stuff (mostly) out of it! I know that's not how his "real" fans feel, but it's where I'm at. Even The Shining, my favorite of the books of his I've read, is only really scary when viewed as the story of an abusive alcoholic falling off the wagon, rather than a  goofy-ass haunted hotel. 

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I have a DISTINCT memory of Monica Lewinsky promoting Mr. Personality on The View. One of the hosts asked her for spoilers about the season and she joked, “I know how to keep secrets now.”

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I love Marc Evan Jackson in everything. One of the things that makes Thrilling Adventure Hour so great is that he uses pretty much the same ultra-dry delivery, but as an action star who rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars with both a laser gun AND a pair of robot fists.

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For me, the pièce de résistance is when Jake lists one Cage movie too many and Kevin flops, crawls to the Zone of Safety and says to Jake "Are there no other actors?!" I just adore it.

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How does Castle Rock integrate with Haven, the last show to be based on the King Universe? I gave up on Haven before the last season.

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It's weird what people think are obscure shows, because I was going, "Wait - hasn't everyone heard of Biker Mice from Mars? Or Mummies Alive?" (OK, I know the answer to both of those is "no", but I didn't think they were especially obscure). Though it was only because I've watched Brad "Cinema Snob" Jones videos on Tequila & Benetti (Tequila was a talking dog, but it was inconsistent whether it was just his internal monologue or whether Benetti, other dogs or other people could hear him) that I'd heard of that show.

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I liked Trial & Error Season 1 more than the current season thus far.  I think the quirk started at an 11 this season.  Last season was a straight up send up of The Staircase.  This season they're doing the Jinx.

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10 hours ago, gonewiththeschwinn said:

I kept waiting for someone to bring up Holt's texting

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Same here!! That was one of my favorite 99 moments of all time, and I really want to start signing texts with “Sincerely, Raymond Holt.”

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RIP, dear dishevelled Richardson of Deadwood. (The actor's name was Ralph Richeson, and he died way too soon.)

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Of course there was a Love Boat-style show built around a nuclear powered cross country train, because 70s.  And I almost wish I could have watched Totem & Pole

I loved Game Time.  Dan Casino is a master game creator.   

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Ahoy, hoy! Who do I talk to about getting this show listed in the forums? I know I should be able to do it myself but I am incompetent :)

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I should try it, but I was really turned off by the marketing, which featured a critic's blurb overtly making a Big Lebowski comparison. I love that movie, but I hate it when marketing for shows or movies try to reel me in with such comparisons.

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Glad you guys liked the game. I'll probably have to make it a bit shorter, though, if I ever build up the nerve to write up another one.

(BTW, not to nitpick or anything, but that should be "Prose and ComiCons". Y'know, 'cause of the haikus....)

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I loved how unhelpful most of the clues were. Normally Yancy Butler and Jon Bernthal are not the most recognizable names on a list of tv stars.

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2 hours ago, Monty said:

I loved how unhelpful most of the clues were. Normally Yancy Butler and Jon Bernthal are not the most recognizable names on a list of tv stars.

Truly some of the clues were more obscure than the titles themselves. But you and I both know there were plenty of us thinking, "Well, Witchblade is bound to be next. I wonder whatever happened to Yancy Butler?"

ETA: every time I hear or read mention of Lodge 49, my brain runs through the same cycle of thoughts. From "Why no mention of Thomas Pynchon?" to "This show sounds right up my alley" to forgetting I had ever even heard of it until the next time it's mentioned. Peak TV, amiright everybody?

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Loved Game Time - it was one of those rare times when I think I did better than the players (obviously, not including the times when I set the questions)!

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22 hours ago, The Crazed Spruce said:

(BTW, not to nitpick or anything, but that should be "Prose and ComiCons". Y'know, 'cause of the haikus....)

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To "reboot" just means to reset the continuity of a serialized story. If continuity is not thrown out, and a show continues from where it previously ended, it should more properly be considered a "revival".

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It seems like someone would have raised their hand to comment on just how weird that omelette procedure was during filming.  After some searching, I found a complicated omelette recipe that puts cheese in the beaten eggs.  However, it's nothing like the scene described.

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I feel the same way about Columbo episodes - they are just so soothing.
The Columbo episode airs September 5th on the Hallmark Mystery channel.

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It was a pleasant surprise to hear my own Game Time coming up unannounced and not at all because it was a replacement Game! I don't know if it was my error or Dave's, but it definitely should be Louis 14th not 16th in Versailles. There were also a few "Well, actuallies…" in the list (Arthur Winters in Doctor Who is referred to as President Elect, Bruce Campbell played candidate Ronald Reagan in Fargo, though he would have been President by the final episode, but I needed to make up the numbers and decided against making all the additional footnotes). And Harry Shearer probably did voice George Bush (Sr) when he appeared on The Simpsons episode "Two Bad Neighbours". Not that it mattered much. Congratulations Tara!

ETA: Also, in my games it's always worth guessing Doctor Who as I think I've included one Who answer in every game I've done (though I couldn't in the one I'm compiling ATM).

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I think Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee started to sour for me during the Louis CK episode. Not because of I knew anything about the allegations about him way back then, but because he told (what felt like) an incredibly long story about his boat running aground, and I could not for the life of me figure out why I suppose to want to watch two wealthy assholes sit around talking about the challenges of boat ownership. 

Hooray for Making It being the Winner of the Week! It really is such a charming show; I am excited to see what they do in Season 2.

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I forgot what podcast first pointed out to me the huge demographic disparity among the guests of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but looking at the wikipedia entry confirms that there's like 12 women guests and like 12 minorities among the 100 or so guests in the show's history. And one of the minorities happened to be Barack Obama! It's a really pathetic ratio, especially given Seinfeld's remarks about "I'm only interested in funny!" If you can't find women and minorities funnier and more relevant than Colin Fucking Quinn you aren't looking that hard.

It'd be time consuming to do a comparison with similar "comedian interviewing comedians" shows like the WTF Podcast (or any of the zillion other such podcasts), but WTF at least felt a lot more inclusive than CiCGC.

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Well, it's never once occurred to me to watch Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but I want to join the anti-Seinfeld pile on. How dare he not give Kesha a hug! Like, I don't want to hug Kesha either, but there's a way to do that without holding your nose and acting like your country club started letting women in the Coho Room during lunch.

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Thank you for yet another amazing podcast! And for the warning about Disenchantment, that's rather disappointing...

Not that it matters to anyone but me who is still sad years later that it's gone and needs a new hobby, but Morena Baccarin's Stargate character was pronounced "Aah-dree-aah the Orr-ih-sigh."

...I'll show myself out.

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