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  1. The_Triple_Lindy

    Episode 228 - High Strung (Live from The Beacon Theatre)

    First of all, the guys in the jig band seemed fully competent, and we don't know he couldn't fucking shred that fiddle. In a city where everyone is a top-tier artistic talent, why wouldn't we assume that? Alls we know is Ruby says "I think you could smoke that guy," which, fuck you Ruby. Secondly, I rewatched just now and we don't really see where he gets his violin ... he waves the girls on to join in the tabletop clog ballet and then, just ... has it. And the jig band's fiddle player still seen with an instrument, so yeah, I guess he had it with him, just in case he needs to show someone up which, fuck you Kyle. But having played about a jillion bar gigs in my lifetime, I can confirm that certain types of dude (yes, it's always dudes) absolutely will not hesitate to ask bar musicians at a gig if he can commandeer the guitar and play a song or two. And then get quite shitty about it when you say no, we're working, we've got a thing going on here, and no not even during a set break. That dude tends to show up in the same crowd at the guy who requests "Freebird."
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    Episode 228 - High Strung (Live from The Beacon Theatre)

    I'm glad that the audience member pointed out that Kramrovsky the ballet instructor was Belloc from Raiders of the Lost Ark, because while he was going through the "emotionally moved by what he beholds" B-roll footage ... ... I kept waiting, begging, for him to go for it and say:
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    Episode 228 - High Strung (Live from The Beacon Theatre)

    My absolutely favorite part of that exchange is when the main guy announces that the winner was decided "after heated debate." I can't even imagine what that argument must've been like. I've accompanied lots of dancers, pretty much all of them contemporary dancers, and I love them all, but even at they're most "heated" they still all talk like really respectful yoga instructors disagreeing over what kind of weed they just smoked. They communicate unhappiness, and all emotions, through emphatic abstractions, like "It should be more purple rainbow and less sticky-sticky!" Whereas the ballet instructor probably just called her a fucking moron and stormed off. If somehow they did have both classical and contemporary instructors on the faculty, I can't imagine they ever agree about much of anything. Though I'm not classically trained, I've had lots of opportunity to play with classical musicians, and they just seem to have a completely different relationship to music than I do, which is much more "drop the shoulders," if you get me. To them, it seems less about "emotional expression" and more about "fucking nailing it!" Playing those crazy-difficult lines, written 150 years ago by madmen who will never be topped. It's satisfying in a deeply competitive-with-yourself kinda way, where satisfaction comes from conquering your own body and its own stupid limitations. It's intimidating as hell, and I respect it, but those people never drop the shoulders.
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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    Hearing that the director and production team were basing this movie off of a Star Wars novelization makes a lot of sense and explains a lot of its crappiness. So much of what makes this movie exhausting to watch comes down to basic editing. As a visual medium, movies need things like establishing shots and travel montages to move the audience from place to place, whereas novels inherently don't. Take, for example, the trial scene, wherein we are standing before the Right Honorable Krang hearing Stella and Akton's hard labor sentence, and then smash-cut to Stella, in the mine, some indeterminate amount of time later, lugging space orbs around on a stretcher with the other slaves. There was no "guards, take her away" moment, no shot of her arriving at the mine, no Shawshank "fresh fish" scene, no nothing. A good movie would show Stella arriving at the prison with other prisoners, an establishing shot of the prison, and then the mine, and then show her working for some length of time before deciding to bust out, but Starcrash just has none of that. It was the same thing with the snow planet, when Stella and Elle get back to the ship to learn that Thor had betrayed them -- the movie doesn't even so much as show the damn ship taking off, leaving them abandoned on the planet. Thor walks off screen, and then smash-cut to Stella laying down in the snow to die ... for all the audience knows, the ship is still right there out of frame. But novels can get away with that kind of thing because it doesn't need to take the time to present the spectacle of the moment. Smash cuts aren't a problem with novels because you can reveal the shift in time along with all the other details that set the scene. In fact, I think this whole movie might work better as a novel: "Stella Star," bellowed Judge Krang,"you are hereby sentenced to a lifetime of hard labor in the galactic acid mines." And with that, court was adjourned. *** Chapter 5 Stella's back and shoulders ached as she and the other slaves lifted the acid orb upon the stretcher and joined the queue for the hole full of dry ice. In this cheaply constructed soundstage that was her prison, time seems to slow to crawl. Had she really been wearing this same bikini every day for the last three months?
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    Episode 223.5 - Minisode 223.5

    Thanks for letting us know! Now we'll all have the Hopeline on speed-dial, ready to read it over the phone
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    Episode 223.5 - Minisode 223.5

    Okay, I got curious so I looked it up. It was the Freejack episode that I was thinking of: We had this exchange, and then a caller during "Explanation Hopeline" hypothesized that while Anthony Hopkins' brain was dying, his Jacob's Ladder death dream was about how he was Odin, etc. This may not have been the one that you were referring to. Meanwhile, I had forgotten what a fucked up movie Freejack was.
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    Episode 223.5 - Minisode 223.5

    It was something something "a movie that shared a universe with Thor." Don't remember which movie, but I remember being a part of an exchange jumping off from that post and feeling bad that you got sniped. And yeah, it blows to get your stuff plagiarized, and I generally agree with everyone who has said so, but partially, I'm of the mind that everybody here knows that tayloranne made that "bifrost bridge joke" (or whatever it was) first, just like everyone here knows that Vegas820 made the comment about Disneyland ride tickets, like, minutes after the boards were even open for Disclosure, and so on. We all know what's up. The callers can't vouch for each other the way the board-posters can. It's easy for me to be glib since it hasn't happened to me, I guess. But while I probably first started coming to the boards out of a desire to get read on the minisode, I'm now just as excited to hear which of y'all's posts get read, because we've been talking about this shit for a week and I've read through the entire board a half-dozen times by the time Friday rolls around. So just know, homies, that if you get poached ...
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    EPISODE #223 - Disclosure (1994)

    Don't forget ... um, Unforgettable. My favorite line not to get mentioned was when Sutherland says at the end, "I was so focused on finding the right woman for the job, when I should've been looking for the right person," which is totally a line meant to set up Michael Douglas getting the job, but then he gives it to another woman. If I were Rosemary Forsythe, I'd be fucking offended by the implication of that statement. He doesn't think Stephanie Kaplan is attractive enough to warrant thoughts about "women," just "people?" Go right on and do one, Donald Sutherland, you stupid national treasure, you.
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    EPISODE #223 - Disclosure (1994)

    Omission: Dude, totally fuck a hotel room door electric key card reader, for real. I've stayed at a bunch of hotels lately, and the fact that it takes 20 swipes before the door will open is probably the most realistic tech thing in this movie.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    That's funny ... I recognized that they were in a new house and thought it odd that Whitney Cummings just casually came by for breakfast since she didn't live in the same town. I suppose the implication is, indeed, they moved to SF. Which is fine ... if the brewery is off the ground, he doesn't need to be on site, but what is it with this movie and telecommuting? This film seems to either hate or misunderstand just about everything tech-related.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    Because cops love admitting their mistakes I think most prosecutors worth their salt could cast doubt across David's testimony. Oh, this guy who loves the defendant and hates the deceased, who was out cold for most of the time and who could barely spell his name after the fact, said it didn't go down like it totally looks like it went down? One well-prepped brain trauma expert testimony during the cross-examination phase of the trial would mop that right up.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    How many times during an average hen session of probing your exhusband's new girl for sensitive info over top shelf margaritas at Chili's do you think Tessa asks to talk to the manager?
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    Any cop in 2017 that hasn't heard of identity theft needs to turn in their badge and gun. Especially the gun. But, I'm pretty sure the cops can show David the evidence against Julia. If they thought showing him might convince him to give up some crucial info on her, they'd do it.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    Both of these points, plus the "real detective work only happens on printed paper" attitude, make me think this movie was written by boomers who watch too much Dateline.
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    Episode 222 - Unforgettable

    Despite being a well-documented piece of shit, can we have a moment of empathy for David's likely-diminished quality of life after sustaining a headshot from a fire poker and being unconscious for several minutes? The long-term consequences of a blow to the head followed by prolonged unconsciousness are well documented, and I personally know a handful of people who have received head injuries and have gone on to suffer seizures, narcolepsy, memory damage, and sight or hearing loss. Human beings' soft, squishy bodies don't usually just bounce back from stuff like that. And spare a thought for Julia, who'll likely have to be David's caretaker. David probably won't be allowed to drive, which means Julia will have to haul him back and forth from the brewery and regular CT scans.
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