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    Next R U Talking Series

    I'm thinking Urinals and Trotsky Icepick. Okay, okay, that's way too obscure. Pere Ubu. They should totally do Pere Ubu.
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    Collabs Into Now

    Rain Phoenix and Michael Stipe on "Happiness", from the movie Happiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vip7qNDh1oE
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    Fanclub Singles (1988-1998)

    I like R.E.M. for the most part, but I really fucking hate their cover of "Academy Fight Song".
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    So there was a band called Servotron. Its conceit was that the band members dressed up as and pretended to be robots working to overthrow and destroy humanity to usher in a glorious period where robots reigned instead. And they did a great cover of "Finest Worksong". The song was subtly changed to become an anthem of mechanical uprising and throwing off of shackles. Oh man, do I love it. That link is to iTunes (you can also buy it on Amazon Music). It's the best 99 cents you can spend.
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    26 - Murmur

    Okay, so I relistened and they did bring it up in their song-by-song rundown. Never mind.
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    26 - Murmur

    Perhaps I missed it, but I was surprised that the Scotts didn't bring up "Shaking Through", which is, to my mind, the best song on the album and in my personal top ten of all of their songs. Also, I had the opportunity to briefly chat with Mitch Easter on Facebook and wish him a Happy New Year on January 1, 2018. I told him that I had just heard earlier that day and gushed about how awesome it is. And one more bonus Mitch Easter fact: his daughter Tamara Easter makes a cameo appearance in "Steven's Last Night in Town" by Ben Folds Five ("He's charmed everyone here / Except Tamara Easter / Who later revealed to him / Her innermost secrets").
  7. So I had to check Ed Brubaker's wikipedia page just to make sure, but he's actually older than I am, and I read quite a bit of The Phantom in comic book form. The reason for that had to do with the sort of comic books available in India in the early and mid-1980's. I'm sure that things are different now. But the sort of comics that were around at that time were -- in addition to the Amar Chitra Katha books, of course -- Tintin, Asterix and Obelix, and the King Features heroes such as Mandrake the Magician and, yes, The Phantom. The Marvel and DC heroes didn't have as much mindshare back then, even for middle-to-upper class English-speaking Indians. There are a whole lot of things that are problematic about those books and their treatment of non-whites, and Paul, Jason, Eliza and Ed get to that in the episode. But kids want to read comics, and watch and listen to heroes, no matter how offensive they can be to their own ethnic and racial groups. It's my guess that you'll find a lot of people my age who grew up in parts of South America, Africa, and Asia who gave a shit about The Phantom and older pulp heroes. P.S. -- I didn't watch the movie, but one of the things I enjoyed about The Phantom in the old comic strips and books was that he would go into bars and order milk, then inevitably get into fights over it. I hope they at least had a scene like that, just as a sop to fans of The Phantom. But I'm not going to actually sit through the entire thing just to find out. (Edit: changed "he's actually younger than I am" to the correct "he's actually older than I am".)
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    Episode 297.5 - Sklarbro County 203

    So where can I get my hands on the specific remix of "Public Enemy Number One" that the Sklar brothers play at the start of the show?
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    Episode 39 — Godzilla

    I should have commented 3 years ago, back when people were still discussing this episode, but here goes: L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg, on his website Brunching Shuttlecocks, once invited his readers to list every plot hole, logical flaw, and continuity error they could think of in Godzilla. Here's what they came up with.
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    EPISODE 120 - Masters of the Universe

    Does anyone else remember the story arc in the comic Concrete in which Concrete is recruited to help with the special effects for a Masters of the Universe-esque movie? Just like the real movie, there were money problems. Presumably unlike the real movie, the first director of the movie is put into a coma when the special effects guys decide to sabotage the production in an attempt to make Concrete look dangerously incompetent. Paul Chadwick was, among other things, making a point that even irredeemably crappy movies like Masters of the Universe can manage to wring out moments of beauty. As much as I enjoyed his comic back in the day, I'd like to force him to watch the new Fantastic Four movie and then dare him to make that argument again. (Edit: the story arc was titled "Fragile Creature", and thinly-veiled Masters of the Universe analogue in the comic was Rulers of the Omniverse.)
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    Here's a question: is it just me, or is Scott Aukerman misspelling "howl" in the ads for HOWL? I could have sworn that in his ad in Comedy Bang Bang he spelled it "h-A-w-l".
  12. (Inspired by all the discussion of sno-cones in episode 360.)
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    Episode 222 — Wyatt Cenac is Dead

    Say, can anyone tell me how to send music to the Sklars? I have some out-of-print music that they might find particularly interesting because of one of the band members of the now-defunct group.
  14. You did that on purpose just to trip me up, didn't you?
  15. So my search for "pareto" on all 6 (so far) pages of comments on this episode came up empty, which I find, well, upsetting. The "80-20" rule that Tyler Perry seems to think applies to relationships is a moronic use of the Pareto Principle, which states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes (this is a specific case of power law distributions). For example, roughly 20% of the population drinks about 80% of the alcohol. No, Anheuser-Busch InBev really doesn't want you to drink responsibly, because if alcoholics took their admonitions seriously, their stock price would plunge all the way into the shitter.