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    Episode 120 — Farts and Procreation

    Best. Episode. Ever.
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    Episode 120 — Farts and Procreation

    Best. Episode. Ever.
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    The Wicker Man

    KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMNED HONEY
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    Southland Tales (2006)

    Haha, I totally forgot about that part! I honestly want to watch this movie again, I've forgotten how far down the rabbit hole goes. Then again, I've never watched it sober
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    Southland Tales (2006)

    Listen up people, this movie is amazing. Enjoy this amazing Youtube clip of Justin Timberlake singing a Killers song apropos of nothing: - I promise you, it makes about as much sense in the context of the movie as it does here
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    Southland Tales (2006)

    I already nominated this - it's seriously the craziest movie I've ever seen, I love it so much.
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    Episode 36 — How Did This Get Made?

    I wonder what Kulap's obviously-edited-out story about Shrek was? Did she get replaced by Cameron Diaz?
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    Pledge Drive & Fundraising

    I think it would be really cool to have a guest on the Wolf Den from the old school of public radio on to talk about fundraising & pledge drives. I used to work on a reasonably popular syndicated NPR show, and the corporate people have a lot of knowledge about what works and what doesn't when it comes to financial appeals. I know podcasting is supposed to be this brave new world of internet crowdsourcing, but the public radio folks have been in that game for years. - Also, one suggestion I have about the pledge drive - operationalize it. You've spoken about how few people donate, but if you listen to the appeals on This American Life or some of the other big NPR & PRI podcasts, they'll talk numbers - we have this many downloads, this much costs, this many people who aren't paying (who you can cover for). Mentioning what it's for is great, but it might be more successful if you broke it down and shamed people a little more. I don't really know what I'm talking about, though, this is just what I learned from sitting in on a meeting about fundraising for the podcast of our show. - Hope I'm not repeating anything someone else has posted about. Also, as for models, my vote is the paid archive - it's crazy that I could download 2 years of CDR a few months ago, hours and hours of hilarious content for free. Having a few of the old ones - maybe the yearly best-ofs, or some select episodes - available for free and the rest for a nominal fee would be great. It's different for the new shows, obviously, but a move like that seems par for the podcasting course these days.
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    Southland Tales (2006)

    That's why I love it so much - it's obviously the work of someone who cared very deeply, and it's filled with interesting ideas and bizarre takes on politics and filmmaking itself. It's a grand experiment that failed so fucking hard that it's laughable, but you have to respect the noble sentiment behind it. - I'm actually meeting Richard Kelly in a few weeks, I think I'll give him kudos for it. It's insanely hilarious, and I think it would absolutely blow Jason's mind. "Literally the craziest movie ever, literally."
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    Dreamcatcher (2003)

    It's like 45 minutes of a cool horror movie, then guys start shitting aliens and it goes batshit crazy. It's not actually bad, just totally nuts
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    The Spirit (2008)

    This movie is a textbook example of why directing is important. If you don't know the first thing about directing actors, you will end up with terrible shit like the Spirit.
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    Southland Tales (2006)

    If anyone can tell me how to put line breaks in a post, that would be great
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    How can we improve the Earwolf.com forums?

    Better markup options, and a guide to what they mean Also some sort of WYSIWYG thing, where hitting enter actually puts a line in your post
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    Southland Tales (2006)

    I really think you guys should look at Southland Tales, because it's a truly unique kind of bugfuck insane. Its Cannes premiere was horrendous, and by the end most of the audience was either booing or had left. From Wikipedia: Critical reaction to the film in its original, longer form was almost entirely negative. Many critics responded unfavorably to the film's long running time and sprawling nature. Roger Ebert described the Cannes screening as "The most disastrous since, yes, The Brown Bunny." Salon.com critic Andrew O'Hehir called the Cannes cut "about the biggest, ugliest mess I've ever seen." Jason Solomons, in The Observer (UK), said that "Southland Tales was so bad it made me wonder if [Kelly] had ever met a human being" and that ten minutes of the "sprawling, plotless, post-apocalyptic farrago" gave him the "sinking feeling that this may be one of the worst films ever presented in [Cannes] competition." A handful of the American and European critics, however, were more positive. Village Voice critic J. Hoberman, for example, called Southland Tales "a visionary film about the end of times" comparable in recent American film only to David Lynch's acclaimed Mulholland Drive. How can a movie be insane enough to inspire that amount of hate, yet still be compared to Mulholland Drive? Oh man, you have no idea. Kevin Smith is in this movie, inexplicably made up as an old man who kind of looks like a melting Jon Voight: http://0.tqn.com/d/movies/1/0/T/N/Q/southlandtalespic17.jpg Oh, it's so bad. So, so bad. With a cast including Jon Lovitz, Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Jeneane Garofalo (too many vowels, whatever), Amy Poehler, the guy who played Avon Barksdale, Cheri Oteri, Bai Ling, Wallace Shawn, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mandy Moore, John Larroquette, and Justin fucking Timberlake, how have you not seen this movie yet? Oh, and none of the comedians listed play comedy parts - in fact, Jon Lovitz is a stone-cold murderer. Honestly, this is one of the worst-written and worst-directed films I've ever seen. Kelly doesn't just fail in every scene, he actively works to make the movie off-putting and offensive. And after all that typing, I'm guessing all of you probably haven't seen it - it made $350,000 at the box office. Worldwide.
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