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  1. joel_rosenbaum

    Episode 222.5 - Minisode 222.5

    On a scaffold, you say?
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    Here's an aside: Congratulations June on appearing on Maron's podcast -- surprised it hadn't happened already (Paul was on WTF episode 124, Jason on episode 824).
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    Episode 221.5 - Minisode 221.5

    Don't watch Irreversible.
  4. Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, and Joan Chen in some pure nineties trash. I don't know when they changed the title. It was definitely "Deadlock" upon release:
  5. Radiolab did an entire episode of this. https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/americanish
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    Episode 219.5

    Drunk food is entirely location-dependent. Southern California has to be late night taco shops; in San Diego it was -Berto's (there are like 10 places with that suffix). In Seattle it's gotta be Dick's. At home it's popcorn.
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    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    Maybe she was... (pinkie to mouth) underwater on her houseboat payments?
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    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    Oppenheimer, they tell me you are writing poetry. I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. In science you want to say something that nobody knew before, in words which everyone can understand. In poetry you are bound to say... something that everybody knows already in words that nobody can understand. Paul Dirac (allegedly)
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    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    Iron Eagle was mine, and that one's especially bad because I hate all the messages that the movie is trying to convey.
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    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    I can't speak for June but I'm pretty certain that was a joke.
  11. joel_rosenbaum

    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    I understand these sentiments, but oddly found this to be one of my favorite episodes, even if the movie itself was total garbage. Part of what made me enjoy the episode was the genuine disagreement over how to interpret a movie that did (albeit crudely) aspire to be something bigger. My take on this is that June and Jason were arguing in favor of the movie that the filmmakers aspired to make, whereas Casey and Paul were arguing against the movie that existed. There's something to be said for trying something big and coming up short -- Heaven's Gate and Ishtar have their adherents -- and I will say that these movies make for much more enjoyable HDTGM episodes than the cynical crap that occasionally gets featured. However, at the end of the day, art is what it is. I could spend years of monumental effort and best intentions trying to sculpt like Rodin but I guarantee that it would be nowhere comparable. Or in other words, this:
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    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    Did anyone else notice that this is the sole writing credit ever attributed to Elizabeth Livingston? Apparently here is (some) of the story behind that.
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    Episode 219 - Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)

    Same; I remember seeing this movie as a kid and loving it largely because of the swearing. I did not enjoy my recent rewatch, so mark me for team sanity. However, seeing this movie again did clarify that I was misremembering a lot of scenes -- mixing them up with ones from Little Monsters (released two years prior). So that's something.
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    Episode 215.5 - Minisode 215.5

    Ketchup and mayo is "Russian dressing" Ketchup, mayo, and relish is "Thousand island" also known as In n' Out burger sauce, which is delicious.
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    Episode 213 - Shanghai Surprise (w/ Jordan Rubin)

    Definitely were; there were more varied pitches used in the old days, not less. Hoyt Wilhelm (who debuted in the 1950s) was a pure knuckleball guy.
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