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Origin Stories Bonus: Dan Gordon


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:44 PM

Surf Ninjas screenwriter Dan Gordon chats with Blake about breaking into the business, getting blackballed by Hollywood and the unique horror of slowly discovering that his directorial debut was actually a meant-to-fail, money-laundering scheme for the mob.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:06 AM

Wait, did this guy just casually toss off the fact that one of the reasons why he had to flee to Israel was that his mobbed-up life experiences had led him to know too much about the Kennedy assassination???

If ever there was a statement begging for a follow-up question, surely that was it.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:11 AM

Yeah. Wow.
I will always hear you.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 11:32 AM

Maybe this guy was Chuck Barris's ghost writer.
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Posted 01 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

View PostChester, on 01 March 2017 - 04:06 AM, said:

Wait, did this guy just casually toss off the fact that one of the reasons why he had to flee to Israel was that his mobbed-up life experiences had led him to know too much about the Kennedy assassination???

If ever there was a statement begging for a follow-up question, surely that was it.


Yeah I got to the doctor getting a boner during the robbery and that wasn't even like a top 5 craziest thing

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 03:06 PM

This episode is amazing.
I just got past the Yom Kipur War.
Did not know that was a thing.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

"Mon crayon est large et jaune."

Still quote lines from Gotcha! all the time. We watched that a ridiculous number of times.

"Spy shit?!? It's got spy shit on it?"


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:30 AM

Me listening to all these stories:
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Awesome in-between episode ep!
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:56 PM

Very entertaining episode. That being said the thought that the screenwriter from Surf Ninjas has secrets about the Kennedy Assassination is fucking lunacy.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:01 PM

Tune in next week when the producer of Pluto Nash calls in to discuss the true location of Jimmy Hoffa's body.

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:39 PM

I agree, but it seems like Dan Gordon spent many years around people perfectly willing to take credit for murdering the President. Lying about committing murder, whether it be to escape conviction or to take credit for it, is an activity reserved for rather unsavory individuals. I credit Mr. Gordon for... not getting murdered.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:55 PM

View PostQuasar Sniffer, on 11 March 2017 - 07:39 PM, said:

I agree, but it seems like Dan Gordon spent many years around people perfectly willing to take credit for murdering the President. Lying about committing murder, whether it be to escape conviction or to take credit for it, is an activity reserved for rather unsavory individuals. I credit Mr. Gordon for... not getting murdered.


That's very true, I can only imagine there would be a significant amount of fun to be had telling a bunch of tall tales albeit horrifying ones to a screenwriter.