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Episode 167 - Chopping Mall: LIVE!


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#21 markserletic

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

https://www.facebook...&type=3

Did anyone else notice this?
(insert inspirational quote here, only to realize its a quote from Hitler)

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:30 AM

View PostWhat's Its Mission?, on 21 July 2017 - 05:14 AM, said:

  • Janitor: Abrasive language and mopping the floor with what appears to be mud.




That's one thing I wanted to point out. The water the janitor was "cleaning" the floor with was disgusting.

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Like why even mop the floor with that? If he's lazy or doesn't care about his job--fine.. but in this case it'd be better to not mop at all. That disgusting water is probably going to make the floor look dirtier and look like he didn't mop. If he's going to be lazy with his job, be a smart-lazy at least--so it's less obvious you're slacking off.

guys, this really bothered me..

#23 The_Triple_Lindy

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:31 AM

It's funny that Chopping Mall and Short Circuit came out in the same year, because the first five minutes of both movies are strikingly similar ... both movies open with the robots in attack mode, followed by a reveal that it was all just a demonstration to a lukewarm and skeptical audience. In CM, someone says that the robots look like the 3 Stooges, and in SC, Johnny 5 loves the Stooges and even reprograms some of the robots to act out a Stooges scene. And of course, both feature lightning as the root cause for robots' malfunctions.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:34 AM

How about a shout-out to the movie's real unsung hero -- the surprising versatility of screwdrivers. Cars are repaired and elevators are turned into booby traps using just a screwdriver. And during the movie's climax in the paint store, who's there to help Alison with those lids? That's right:

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:36 AM

View PostThe_Triple_Lindy, on 21 July 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

How about a shout-out to the movie's real unsung hero -- the surprising versatility of screwdrivers. Cars are repaired and elevators are turned into booby traps using just a screwdriver. And during the movie's climax in the paint store, who's there to help Alison with those lids? That's right:


Screwdrivers,


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:45 AM

View PostWhat's Its Mission?, on 21 July 2017 - 05:14 AM, said:

2) Not one death was unprovoked.
  • Technician 1: Looking at porn and not doing the job he was paid to do
  • Technician 2: Stealing Technician 1's donut
  • Janitor: Abrasive language and mopping the floor with what appears to be mud.
  • Gum Chewer: If in fact he's suppose to be a teenager, he's illegally buying cigarettes. And if that's not enough, he was rude and lied to the caller who accidentally rang the pay phone
  • Gum Chewer's Girlfriend: walking around a closed mall with no ID
  • Remaining Teens: They drew first blood by attacking the robots. Sorry... They drew first robot blood.

Imagine someone with a BB-8 avatar being a robot apologist. "What's its mission?" Unequivocal robot advocacy, it seems.

But in defensive of all us humans, if being rude, goofing at work, cursing, and stealing donuts were really justifications for brutal robot death, would any of us here really be alive today? I suspect most of us are doing most of those things right now.

#27 LTL

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:46 AM

This movie was just bad .. nothing really fun .. or " so bad it's good" about it. Just bad.
The best thing would be the lead dudes were all very attractive and there's boobs.
And oh look Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov but nothing else ..

#28 firsttimecallerlongtimelistenr

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

the garbage pail kids was never really a thing here. or maybe i was too young to care. i remember the cards but i've never seen the movie. and i have no idea what hard ticket to hawaii is.

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there's a version of each of these on youtube but the GPK one seems short compared to the IMDB runtime. does anyone if it's the peoper version?

#29 Smelsela

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:32 AM

You know you listen to HDTGM a lot when you listen to a new episode, hear one of the audience members ask a question, and think, "Wait...isn't that the same Brie (sp?) from the Furious 7 episode that 'likes that Groot guy'". (Pretty sure it is. Went back to listen to Furious 7 again and that woman's name IS Brie (sp?) as well...)

#30 Give Me Your Baby 2

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:44 AM

Is no one going to point out that mall security robots are a real thing now? They've already attacked a small child.

http://nymag.com/sel...c-fountain.html

#31 What's Its Mission?

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:53 AM

View PostThe_Triple_Lindy, on 21 July 2017 - 09:45 AM, said:

Imagine someone with a BB-8 avatar being a robot apologist. "What's its mission?" Unequivocal robot advocacy, it seems.

But in defensive of all us humans, if being rude, goofing at work, cursing, and stealing donuts were really justifications for brutal robot death, would any of us here really be alive today? I suspect most of us are doing most of those things right now.


Us robots feel you humans are warned sufficiently of our possible blood lust. Let's just say, if you are near a freak lighting storm, it would just be wise to act kindly for you never know when we may bring forth the power of good... through death.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:01 AM

So, in the opening the good Doctor mentioned that the robots would be patrolling the top 3 floors. Does this mean there were MORE? Could they have not just gone to the first floor?

Also, the robots could BARELY get up the escalators. Maybe they could have just gone up or built stairs to effectively stump the bots?

Lastly, if these were security robots shouldn't they have alerted the police? At the very least people could have heard the gun shots, explosions, cries of anguish from dying teenagers and at least CALLED the police? Weren't the janitors locked in as well? Couldn't they have done something?

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:15 AM

I LOVE Mary Holland this ep was the best!!!

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* (Although briefly referenced) A lady spills/drops the entire food tray but even if she didnt trip there was no board on that table just the metal rod so the chances of food falling to the ground were high regardles.

* This movie reminded me a lot of Death Spa (Witch Bitch) but in the mall and without a supernatural element and less crazy deaths

View Postkateacola, on 21 July 2017 - 09:30 AM, said:

That's one thing I wanted to point out. The water the janitor was "cleaning" the floor with was disgusting.

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He would still be alive If he'd done a split ;)


Question...

The paint shop explotion was because of the fumes right???

#34 MrMold666

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:36 AM

Did no one notice Dick Miller? He was in Gremlins, Explorers, The Terminator, Piranha, etc. This guy was in most 80's movies as a background actor........just giving him a shout out.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:43 AM

View PostFister Roboto, on 21 July 2017 - 08:29 AM, said:

So, we've had Lauren and Mary. Now we need Erin and Stephanie!


Hear, hear! Well worth the wait for this episode. Mary and Jason's bit was hilarious.

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 21 July 2017 - 06:48 AM, said:

Q: now that this is out of the way, is the last dragon the last previously announced movie we're waiting on? i'm after losing track.


You are correct. Last Dragon is the last in the queue unless they have an in-studio ep recorded between now and the next episode unless the 7/29 Largo shows get put up.

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 21 July 2017 - 10:07 AM, said:

and i have no idea what hard ticket to hawaii is.


Oh boy. It was effectively a part of a film series about spies that had a LOT of nudity. I recall seeing them frequently on Showtime late night back in the early/mid 90's. Though I remember the sequels more than Hard Ticket. Where Al Leong was a main villain and Julie Strain was like this deadly assassin. If Paul thought the nudity in Chopping Mall was gratuitous, this is gonna be bonkers.

Honestly, depending on the guest, this movie has potential to be a series like the Fast & Furious/Twilight/Sharknado movies were.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:55 AM

I have some problems off the bat:

--The robots kill the first guard but When the second guard comes in, they don’t have blood on them... so they also clean themselves?

--the mall scientists keep looking at the robots as if they expect them to do something. If they are that nervous, why not put them in a different room?

--the security robots are solving what problem again? Eliminating the need for a human security guard employee? Let’s say the mall had 3 night security guards, one for each floor like they do with robots...Well there’s 3 robots... but they require 2 mall scientists... so they’ve eliminated 1 human job... also, it seems like the salary for 3 night guards would be far less than 1 robotic scientist/engineer

-- Finally: Let's set the scene-- you're the president of a robotics company that makes mall robots... You just landed a big client and it's their first night in deployment... You aren't gonna check in with your mall scientists to see how it's going?

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:19 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 21 July 2017 - 10:07 AM, said:

the garbage pail kids was never really a thing here. or maybe i was too young to care. i remember the cards but i've never seen the movie. and i have no idea what hard ticket to hawaii is.

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there's a version of each of these on youtube but the GPK one seems short compared to the IMDB runtime. does anyone if it's the peoper version?

I was able to watch Garbage Pail Kids as a kid and didn't hate it. As an adult a few years ago, Garbage Pail Kids was absolutely nauseating. Something about the costumes and the voice acting was revolting to me. I couldn't make it through the movie even fast forwarding. I won't even attempt to watch it again for the podcast.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:19 PM

Want help right away and not have to wait for morning?

Pull the f'ing fire alarm on the wall behind you and go hide in the air-ducts again.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:29 PM

View PostWhat's Its Mission?, on 21 July 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:


Us robots feel you humans are warned sufficiently of our possible blood lust. Let's just say, if you are near a freak lighting storm, it would just be wise to act kindly for you never know when we may bring forth the power of good... through death.

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Hey, if a group of teenagers want to throw a small orgy in secret, after hours, on someone else's property, smoke a few cigs, and say a few cuss words, who are you to pass judgment? Morality goes beyond your 1's and 0's!

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:37 PM

A few things:

-- everybody in this movie seems to answer phone calls and the person on the other end is asking if they have any messages or something... also, who answers a public pay phone? But this also means the phones work... Yet they never even try to call for help

-- so this mall wants high tech security robots... But really DOESNT want 1 alarm? There isn't 1 alarmed store in this whole building

-- The upgraded security was big news in the mall. They held s demo in the middle of the place... Now you're a group of "teens" planning an... Orgy party... Wouldn't you say "let's not do it the same night that they upgrade the security system?