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  1. A penny gathered is a Penny Marshall'd
  2. Little strokes fell great oaks, but the great Phil Ochs stroked a little
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    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Yeah, as someone who lived through that whole "outlaw country" phase that was part of the late 70s-early 80s mainstream, I can affirm that it was easy to get those two confused -- especially if you didn't really give a crap.
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    Episode 193 - Blues Brothers 2000: LIVE!

    Scribbles is an instant classic, but Paul's re-enactment of how the Cab Calloway phone call must've gone made me spit out my fajita.
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    Episode 192.5 - Minisode 192.5

    Beercan is one of the best Beck songs, and I find myself singing it every time I pay my phone bill.
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    Episode 192.5 - Minisode 192.5

    According to the back button, here is my list. If I recall my last listen correctly, I had this stuff playing in the background of a cookout. Luckily, no one was paying attention, because this set is not exactly optimal for a good time. Hey Girl - Jo Stance Do Yourself a Faver - Jamie Lidell The Ballad of the Sad Young Men - Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination and Brass Radio - The Members Mr. Bojangles - King Curtis Doing It All For My Baby - Huey Lewis & the News Backfield in Motion - Mel & Tim Stop - Howard Tate Softness - Les Hooper Coquette - Gary Burton & Stephane Grappelli
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    Episode 553 - Let's Write On The White

    I personally enjoy how, when needed, Scott changes gears during a guest segment to ensure the show stays on the CBB track. It's a brave go-for-broke move on his part, and sometimes it's even funnier when his effort doesn't right the ship (the Maria Thayer show from a couple years ago comes to mind). In this case, the guest caught on and loosened up. Anyway, I enjoy those eps because it's Scott at his best.
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    Episode 553 - Let's Write On The White

    With the exception of "creamy hazelnut," they really butchered the words to We Didn't Start the Fire.
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    Episode 191 - Rad: LIVE!

    Bizarre. This is not the first time that a Simpsons bit has paralleled my life. I saw an episode where a kid sings My Ding-a-Ling at a talent show. I DID THAT many years prior. Did a lot of kids perform that song at talent shows, or did I cross paths with one of the writers in my childhood???
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    Episode 160 - Tommy (w/ David Fear)

    David hit upon the bottom line with this film: it is meant to be seen while high, and preferably in a theater -- and liking the Who's music doesn't hurt. While I enjoy this movie, I felt it was a let-down compared to the album, which I think is fantastic. Tommy's strength is its compositions, and with the exception of Pinball Wizard (which sounds like Elton John was smartly given free reign to do whatever he wanted) and Amazing Journey (which also features some of the most impressive visuals in the movie), these performances just don't stack up to the originals. Nothing wrong with the acting -- Reed is particularly good here -- but the singing performances range from weak to misguided. And for a movie with no spoken dialogue, that's a tough pill to swallow. But I love the unapologetic 70s vibe that Russell sustains, and there is an uneasiness to this film that I'm drawn to. Does it belong in the Canon? As someone who's never chimed in on this board before and whose opinion is meaningless, sober me says "no" (high me says "sure, why not").
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    Episode 191 - Rad: LIVE!

    I can't get over how low the stakes are for Cru. It's initially set up like he has to make a life-altering decision between taking a chance on BMX racing or higher education. "Oh no! The qualifying race is on the same day as the SATs!" "Don't worry...you'll have a chance to take them again in six months." Aaaaaaand problem solved...like, a third of the way into the movie no less. The remainder of the movie presents other seemingly insurmountable random challenges that are just as easily erased, usually in the very next scene. The town hall scenes were my favorite. So many townsfolk concerned about the feelings of local kids who don't seem to reciprocate the feeling at all. Why do they suddenly like Cru and his pals so much? Their feelings about them in the opening montage are mixed at best.
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    Episode 191 - Rad: LIVE!

    I watched this movie for the first time last night with my 10-year-old son (who loved it, btw), and during the ass sliding scene, he said "what is that...a sewage pipe??" Then I listed to the pod and Jason said the exact same thing, haha. I just thought it was a drainage pipe, not necessarily for human waste. I remember the commercials for this movie (coincidentally, I was also 10 at the time), and I was angry -- as a kid who said "rad" a lot -- that a movie had the audacity to co-opt that word. I was like, "that's MY word!" and had zero interest seeing the movie that ripped it off.
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    Titanic

    Fair enough. He was hungry, though, when he made Jaws, and it shows -- even moreso when you learn about the genius improvisational decisions he was forced to make while filming and editing. To me, with Jaws, it seems he hit upon his formula for success, and (echoing what Amy said) he seemed to follow that blueprint moving forward. I feel like Raiders and ET were the result of Spielberg upping his game after the flack he got for 1941, and that in them you can see the last glimmers of sincerity in his work. But the die had already been cast. Such is the cost of success!
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    Titanic

    Yeah, it's too calculated. Nothing visceral -- Cameron doesn't seem to work that way. I'd argue that Kubrick didn't, too (and that post-Jaws Spielberg doesn't either).
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