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  1. 2 points
    As the person charged with cleaning up the mess when real trolls show up here, OP's criticism of the show is pretty mild. HDTGM has unquestionably gotten more political since 2016, going so far as to publish minisodes about June's book and an interview with a local politician. I skipped those, not because they don't align with my politics—I'm an atheist feminist who would be delighted by either a Warren (sigh) or Sanders presidency—but because my podcast time is increasingly rare these days and I can barely keep up with the main episodes, let alone side missions. When this thread was started, I hoped it would be met with the stony silence it deserves and then forgotten, since it doesn't violate any of the stated forum rules or warrant deletion. Some of the responses are getting close, though.
  2. 2 points
    You're going to have a hard time finding anything like HDTGM that is either non-political or right-leaning. We live in a world that is actively battling with fascism. People who are as funny as out three hosts are empathic, and they will not be able to ignore the reality around us. And nor should they.
  3. 2 points
    Friend, assuming you are asking this question in good faith, I will say right now that there really isn't an alternative. Discussions of art and culture are inevitably going to intersect with politics, because you can't discuss the messages behind the media without revealing at least some your political orientation. I would suggest instead examining within yourself why you would expect to avoid "politics" in general or if it's really just a particular kind of politics that bothers you and why.
  4. 2 points
    I get the cathartic impulse to clap back at this poster (believe me), but it’s a lose-lose endeavor; as evidenced by the initial post and their response, this commentator (who interestingly enough only has two posts on this message board, btw) thrives on negative attention and here we are giving them exactly that. We live an increasingly divided and conquered culture, and resorting to their methods (playground name calling) is just fuel for their fire; they were just waiting for a response to their drama-fueled post and here we both are giving it to them. Ultimately, what’s the point? Let go of the anger and frustration they are so desperately trying to manipulate you into, starve this post and just let it wither away into obscurity. They want to leave and get their little two cents in in the process? Mazel tov and whatever... Hey, no one’s keeping them here, right?
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  6. 1 point
    There is no explanation for this. By any reasoning it should not exist. However, In my small hometown of Taylor, Texas (about 30 minutes north-East of Austin), there still exists a video rental store. Not just any video rental store. It is huge. Hundreds of titles. Not just lots of titles, but multiple copies of each. I hadn’t been in there in over a decade. However, my girlfriend recently started listening to the podcast with me, and wanted to watch some of the movies. She wanted to watch Super Mario Brothers. We could not find it to watch anywhere online. So, off to Video Station we went. Yes, of course they had it. Multiple copies in fact. However, just on VHS it seemed. I asked the owner, and it pointed me to the Family section, where the DVD copy was, for some reason. I kept my eyes open for some other HDTGM titles. Here are just a few I spotted. (Sorry some images are sideways. That’s the way the uploaded from my phone). They must have 80% of the existing DVDs of Stealth. Anyway, just thought people might find it amazing a place like this is still around and going strong here in 2020. Any body else have a place like this in their hometown?
  7. 1 point
    Hey everyone! Been listening to the podcast for a while and have been a lurker here. I thought I'd finally make an account! I thought this movie was awful. Unlike the show, where Hawkeye and his buddy were more like jolly pranksters who looked after the rest of the crew when things got serious, the characters in the movie are just sadistic assholes. The movie just assumes that you already think these guys are hot shit and you're, seemingly, supposed to be rooting for them when they do horrible things. While watching I couldn't help but think of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: a show I love. The premise isn't so dissimilar: both are about a group of horrible people doing horrible things. The difference being that in Sunny the show clearly thinks that the main characters are buffoons while MASH (the film) thinks its characters are awesome. It's supposed to be hilarious how they sexually assault Houlihan, how Hawkeye gets Burns arrested because he's "annoyingly" religious, that one character decides to commit suicide after coming to the conclusion that he's gay. If any of this was meant to be ironic the tone of the film completely betrays it. When Hawkeye and friend go to Japan, you're supposed to think how cool it is that they just walk into the hospital and subvert authority because hey, they were the only ones who could save that kid, right? When the officer in charge threatens to arrest them for their egregious behavior their response is to knock him out, fake him having an affair with a prostitute and blackmail him with photos of it. HILARIOUS! I will say that I the operating room scenes were actually really good. Like Amy and Paul I liked how matter-of-fact they were. I also really liked that shot towards the end where everyone is gathered around a table chatting while the camera focuses on a dead body being transported away. That really worked for me and I think that was the tone the movie was aiming for all along, something that the show did so much better week to week. So, yeah, big NO for me as to whether this should be on the AFI list or not. This may have been the least enjoyable film yet for me.
  8. 1 point
    The weird thing is the dog raps “Take That”.
  9. 1 point
    I am SO excited to present you guys with one of the craziest movies I have EVER seen! THIS MOVIE HAS IT ALL ! Love! Jewel Theieves ! Missing parents! Taking Animals! A fake Celine Dion song that is used so many times you will want to cut your ears off! AND most of all.... I truly cannot stress this enough... A Rapping Dog! so buckle up because this will be an EVENT Y'ALL!
  10. 0 points
    Years long listener here; finally had enough and unsubscribed. To me podcasts are a way to escape from politics, and unfortunately this one has grown increasingly political. June is the longtime offender here, as Jason and Paul come off as fairly neutral. If I wanted to listen to left wing identity politics (or right wing politics) I would listen to a politics podcast.
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