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#21 joel_rosenbaum

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 01:57 PM

I liked the "Day the Crayons Quit" but my son never really got into it.

Parents, what is/was your favorite kids book?

Like Power 106, I was a big fan of Anna Dewdney's "Llama Llama" books.
But my crown has to go to Mo Willems, especially the Knuffle Bunny series.

My son is on to chapter books now so this is mostly history, but my daughter is coming up on reading age...

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:49 AM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 17 December 2017 - 03:27 AM, said:


this is the second year in a row without a festive edition and i think all the old christmas eps are behind the wall ... so, does this mean HDTGM hates christmas??? i

I know ! I thought the old christmas episodes might be available this time of year but no!

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

so many questions:

what the f***?

was this announced in a recent ep?

will it ever be available for non-subscribers?

will i ever watch valerian if it's not?

& is it canon if it's not?

also, where did i put that box of mince pies?

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edit: i'm actually very annoyed by this. i have alot of negative thoughts i could blurt out now but i won't. it's not been the best couple of months and this is just another tiny stinging splinter from the big wooden paddle that is life .. so i'll sleep on it. i probably won't care tomorrow but right now i'm a little pissed off. i assume it will pop up somewhere else anyway.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:05 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 20 December 2017 - 03:08 PM, said:

edit: i'm actually very annoyed by this. i have alot of negative thoughts i could blurt out now but i won't. it's not been the best couple of months and this is just another tiny stinging splinter from the big wooden paddle that is life .. so i'll sleep on it. i probably won't care tomorrow but right now i'm a little pissed off. i assume it will pop up somewhere else anyway.

I- I am honestly speechless that this is the way this is turning out.
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:01 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 20 December 2017 - 04:05 PM, said:

I- I am honestly speechless that this is the way this is turning out.

it was recorded at the "pee cast blast" .. whatever that is .. and is in that section on stitcher so it may not even show on the HDTGM feed. it could just be a deal they had with the festival. hopefully this means it's just a once off or at least for only when they play that festival.

maybe paul could clear all this up with another "special announcement" ep.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:08 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 20 December 2017 - 04:05 PM, said:


I- I am honestly speechless that this is the way this is turning out.


Considering this was part of a whole festival thing, they might not have had much input in the matter. (Although, if this was the intention from the beginning, it would have been nice if it had been more widely advertised.)

It’s also possible it might be released in the future as a regular episode. I believe Levar Burton Reads releases its entire season to subscribers for free, but still releases them on a regular basis for non-subscribers.

If nothing else, it does exactly what it’s designed to do - encourages people to subscribe by delivering exclusive content. Which was kind of the whole point of Howl/Stitcher Premium in the first place.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:10 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 20 December 2017 - 05:01 PM, said:


it was recorded at the "pee cast blast" .. whatever that is .. and is in that section on stitcher so it may not even show on the HDTGM feed. it could just be a deal they had with the festival. hopefully this means it's just a once off or at least for only when they play that festival.

maybe paul could clear all this up with another "special announcement" ep.


Let’s at least let the guy have a pleasant Holiday with his family first. I’m sure we can wait a week for the next mini to drop :)
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:12 PM

View Postfaye-raye, on 20 December 2017 - 05:49 AM, said:

I know ! I thought the old christmas episodes might be available this time of year but no!

Paul announced on Twitter that both Reindeer Games and Jingle All The Way episodes have returned to the main feed for the holidays. It's a Christmas miracle!
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:13 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 20 December 2017 - 05:01 PM, said:

it was recorded at the "pee cast blast" .. whatever that is .. and is in that section on stitcher so it may not even show on the HDTGM feed. it could just be a deal they had with the festival. hopefully this means it's just a once off or at least for only when they play that festival.

maybe paul could clear all this up with another "special announcement" ep.

Pee Cast Blast was a thing with a bunch of Earwolf podcasts. Scott's been talking about it on CBB for a while, and I'm pretty sure the ads have been on HDTGM (they've definitely been on the other Earwolf podcasts I listen to, but I can't remember if they've specifically been on HDTGM).

Personally, I see this as a bonus episode, and since it's not really replacing a normal episode or anything, it just seems like a bonus to subscribers. I think it would be cool if they sold the episode for, like, a dollar or two so that people who don't subscribe could listen. But otherwise, I don't see at as any different than when other podcasts do special pay episodes
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

View PostFister Roboto, on 20 December 2017 - 05:13 PM, said:


Pee Cast Blast was a thing with a bunch of Earwolf podcasts. Scott's been talking about it on CBB for a while, and I'm pretty sure the ads have been on HDTGM (they've definitely been on the other Earwolf podcasts I listen to, but I can't remember if they've specifically been on HDTGM).

Personally, I see this as a bonus episode, and since it's not really replacing a normal episode or anything, it just seems like a bonus to subscribers. I think it would be cool if they sold the episode for, like, a dollar or two so that people who don't subscribe could listen. But otherwise, I don't see at as any different than when other podcasts do special pay episodes


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:19 PM

View PostFister Roboto, on 20 December 2017 - 05:13 PM, said:

Pee Cast Blast was a thing with a bunch of Earwolf podcasts. Scott's been talking about it on CBB for a while, and I'm pretty sure the ads have been on HDTGM (they've definitely been on the other Earwolf podcasts I listen to, but I can't remember if they've specifically been on HDTGM).

Personally, I see this as a bonus episode, and since it's not really replacing a normal episode or anything, it just seems like a bonus to subscribers. I think it would be cool if they sold the episode for, like, a dollar or two so that people who don't subscribe could listen. But otherwise, I don't see at as any different than when other podcasts do special pay episodes

yeah, i know all that. it's just abit disappointing. hopefully it will get a proper release in the future. until then i can't add it to the HDTGM runtime. It's currently at 24.4 days if anyone is interested.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 05:56 PM

View PostCameron H., on 20 December 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

Let’s at least let the guy have a pleasant Holiday with his family first. I’m sure we can wait a week for the next mini to drop :)

i know c .. i was kidding. i really need to improve my sarcasm.

as i was saying earlier in the thread i'm taking abit of a break from HDTGM anyway. just a few things bugging me about it at the moment. mainly the movies being covered. they're getting a little hard to track down on this side of the pond (legally anyway). i think the last ep i listened to was virtuosity. there were 5 or 6 movies before that that were only available on youtube (or some other less than reputable sites) and looking at some of the movies coming up i'd probably have to resort to those means again. i've asked repeatedly for more easily available movies to be covered and maybe some consideration for listeners outside of the netflix USA/HULU region but i don't even get a reply.

but i'm not an idiot. i don't expect or think i deserve any special treatment or anything. i know most of the listeners for the show are in the US, and it is a show from the US after all, so i'm not expecting every movie to be available for streaming globally but some consideration for us foreigners would be nice. i guess that's why i was looking forward to the Valerian ep. that's out here on DVD and i was planning on renting it. i guess this saves me 4 quid ... silver lining to everything. that disappointment explains my previous posts.

and paul said on twitter that when he announced the paywall he also said there would be exclusive bonus material on there so i guess he's a man of his word. you can't fault him for that.

this is the only show i listen to regularly on stitcher so i can't really justify paying the sub cost when all the normal eps are released for free.

anyway ... it nearly 2 am here and i should have been asleep ages ago. i started watching die hard 2 and time got away from me. ... let it snow let it snow let it snow ...

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 06:59 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 20 December 2017 - 05:56 PM, said:


i know c .. i was kidding. i really need to improve my sarcasm.



Oh, sorry. I think I was having "Paywall Announcement" PTSD. I don't think I honestly thought *you* would harass Paul about it, but we both know there are people out there that totally would.

FWIW, it's good to hear from you. I don't disagree with you in regard to some of the picks this year. On The Disaster Artist thread, I listed the movies they covered this year, and there was definitely a rough patch there. Even for us in America, the movies weren't always easy to find. There was also a lot of YouTubing this year. It has prevented me from participating as much as I usually like.

However, that being said, taken as a whole, I think this has been a really solid year for HDTGM. If I could make a single request for 2018, I would ask - not to stop doing them - but space out some of the more "challenging" movies. There was a period that it really felt like we were drowning in misogyny soup. In hindsight, I've decided that I don't really have a problem watching/making fun of movies like Ninja Terminator, Chopping Mall, Garbage Pail Kids, and Hard Ticket, but when they're coming back-to-back (and on a bi-weekly show, that equals a long time), it gets a bit much. It also didn't help that 3/4 of those movies were crappy YouTube movies - some so pixilated to be almost unwatchable. Had they been spread out a bit more, I feel it would have been more palatable.

As for me, I'm going to make more of an effort to watch these movies at an hour conducive to humor. I was trying to watch a lot if these movies while feeding my baby at 4:30-5 in the morning and I don't think I was giving them the shot they deserved. Watching Ninja Terminator at that hour, when you're half asleep and already grumpy, isn't really giving it a chance. This year, I'm only going to watch when I'm in the right mindset. Which is also why - since my boys are on vacation - I probably won't even watch Superman until next week (or the week after). Right now, we're all just Holiday focused.
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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:29 PM

View PostCameron H., on 20 December 2017 - 05:08 PM, said:

If nothing else, it does exactly what it’s designed to do - encourages people to subscribe by delivering exclusive content. Which was kind of the whole point of Howl/Stitcher Premium in the first place.

I agree, however, while it's not taking away from regularly scheduled content I was also highly looking forward to this as Valerian is also on one of the few streaming sites I pay for (well technically my mom pays for since I'm using her HBO password lololol). When podcasts say they'll have live shows go behind the paywall I always completely understand - Jackie Kashian's The Dork Forest and James Bonding both exclusively put their live shows behind a paywall because that shit can get expensive and I wouldn't expect them to hand that out for free. But since half of the shows HDTGM does now are live it just seemed odd that they would have specifically put this one away. I get that it was probably out of their hands due to the festival and I'm honestly not trying to bring up that paywall announcement bull shit again, but it just would have been nice to have known from the get go that the Pee Cast Blast was always going to be Stitcher Premium content so that I wouldn't have gotten my hopes up.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:00 AM

View Postjoel_rosenbaum, on 18 December 2017 - 01:57 PM, said:

I liked the "Day the Crayons Quit" but my son never really got into it.

Parents, what is/was your favorite kids book?

Like Power 106, I was a big fan of Anna Dewdney's "Llama Llama" books.
But my crown has to go to Mo Willems, especially the Knuffle Bunny series.

My son is on to chapter books now so this is mostly history, but my daughter is coming up on reading age...

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:27 AM

View PostCameron H., on 20 December 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

On The Disaster Artist thread, I listed the movies they covered this year, and there was definitely a rough patch there. Even for us in America, the movies weren't always easy to find. There was also a lot of YouTubing this year. It has prevented me from participating as much as I usually like.


i just had a look at the list there. i think you're right. it was that "rough patch" that put me off abit. i mean i enjoyed most of the movies this year but some of them felt like a bit of a chore to source/watch. but that's only because i prefer to watch the movies before listening to the eps so i need to take some of the blame too.

looking at the list again, it really highlights one the best things about this podcast.... i hadn't heard of nearly half of them before. this podcast has really broadened my knowledge of terrible but fun movies. a perfect example of this is "the room", i had never heard of it before listening to the ep. and now it's everywhere.

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 20 December 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

but it just would have been nice to have known from the get go that the Pee Cast Blast was always going to be Stitcher Premium content so that I wouldn't have gotten my hopes up.


spot on. just maybe say it when they post the "homework" on twitter or wherever. just a little heads up kinda thing. maybe they didn't know before. as you say, it might have been out of their hands.

i'll finish on this. i think my disappointment last night highlights i still care about this podcast. which is a good sign. i think i'll just leave them get ahead of me abit and that way i'll have more than just a few days to find the movies. this will mean i won't be in here as much though ... which might please the interns as they won't have to try and make sense of my nonsense and bad grammar.

there are a few podcasts i've stopped listening to over the last while. the big one was DLM. i haven't listened to that in nearly a year. a lot of that was due to the run time of the eps. doug puts out so much stuff it just got difficult to keep up and eventually i just stopped. i wasn't enjoying the games as much either. i was doing a "bert kreischer" and stopping after the intros. he was getting abit too cranky for me too. that anne heche/onur tuckel ep was awful. sandra oh was the only one to come out of that with any dignity.

anyway, that's enough from me. i gotta finish my christmas shopping so i'll go. but whatever about the movie choices this year the forums have always been a fun place to visit. i've laughed as much at the content in here as i have listening to the podcast so thanks to everyone who contributed.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:09 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 20 December 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

I agree, however, while it's not taking away from regularly scheduled content I was also highly looking forward to this as Valerian is also on one of the few streaming sites I pay for (well technically my mom pays for since I'm using her HBO password lololol). When podcasts say they'll have live shows go behind the paywall I always completely understand - Jackie Kashian's The Dork Forest and James Bonding both exclusively put their live shows behind a paywall because that shit can get expensive and I wouldn't expect them to hand that out for free. But since half of the shows HDTGM does now are live it just seemed odd that they would have specifically put this one away. I get that it was probably out of their hands due to the festival and I'm honestly not trying to bring up that paywall announcement bull shit again, but it just would have been nice to have known from the get go that the Pee Cast Blast was always going to be Stitcher Premium content so that I wouldn't have gotten my hopes up.


Oh, I agree! I honestly don't know if they would have known that or not when they announced it, but it would have been nice. And, who knows, they may release it themselves eventually. Maybe this is just like an early release and not an exclusive release.

To be honest, I have Howl/Stitcher and even I'm not sure if I'll be listening to it anytime soon. Maybe next week when things settle down...

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 21 December 2017 - 04:27 AM, said:

there are a few podcasts i've stopped listening to over the last while. the big one was DLM. i haven't listened to that in nearly a year.


I hear you. I used to listen to TONS of podcasts, and at the beginning of the year I tried valiantly to keep up, but now I'm down to only two that I make a point of listening to (even if I can't listen right away): HDTGM and The Adventure Zone. And, to be honest, TAZ has been on really loose footing for awhile now. Hopefully I'll have more time next year, because I subscribe to a ton of awesome shows, but finding the time to listen to them all is really difficult. And, like you said about DLM, 2 hour episodes are great in their way, but when they're that long, I usually have to stretch my listening over a couple of days which makes it even less likely that I have time to listen to anything else. That's a weird thing to quibble about, isn't it? Something you love being too long...

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 20 December 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

I agree, however, while it's not taking away from regularly scheduled content I was also highly looking forward to this as Valerian is also on one of the few streaming sites I pay for (well technically my mom pays for since I'm using her HBO password lololol).

It's not on HBO :( Was it earlier, and I just missed it? I really don't want to pay money to see this trash because Luc Besson is gross.

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 21 December 2017 - 04:27 AM, said:

there are a few podcasts i've stopped listening to over the last while. the big one was DLM. i haven't listened to that in nearly a year. a lot of that was due to the run time of the eps. doug puts out so much stuff it just got difficult to keep up and eventually i just stopped. i wasn't enjoying the games as much either. i was doing a "bert kreischer" and stopping after the intros. he was getting abit too cranky for me too. that anne heche/onur tuckel ep was awful. sandra oh was the only one to come out of that with any dignity.

That's funny. If I skip anything, it's often the pre-game section. I love the games, but sometimes the rambling intros (and Doug's really bad movie opinions) just wear on for me. Especially if there's a terrible, self-indulgent, contrarian-to-be-edgy guest (cough fucking Sirof cough). And the first half of that Heche/Turkel/Oh episode is awful, but the second half turned out to be a total delight. I like when he gets people from the audience to play and the people are chill about it and turn out to be fun to listen to. There was one recently where the guy was up there doing a bunch of shameless self-promotion for his wrestling announcing or whatever and trying to be too jokey and just being all-around irritating.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:00 AM

View PostFister Roboto, on 21 December 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

It's not on HBO :( Was it earlier, and I just missed it? I really don't want to pay money to see this trash because Luc Besson is gross.

Oh my god nooooo! It was literally just on cause I was deciding between that and Split to watch at the beginning of the month!!! (Obviously I went with Split cause I enjoy good movies)
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:02 AM

Well that's a bummer about VALERIAN. But you can sign up for a one week free trial when you download the app on IOS. I assume it will let you cancel before the week is up.

I also have one month free from the NOW HEAR THIS festival if anyone wants it. I think that's over the internet not app though. I couldn't figure it out. PM me for code. First come, first served.