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MikeToole

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  1. MikeToole

    Gelmania Live.

    He promised I would change, but even though I was a huge fan of the schtick, I didn't believe Gelmania. I don't know if it was the masks or what, but now I believe revolution comes for us all.
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    Please stop with case closed

    I loved it. I've listened to comedy DJ talk radio all my life. I was engaged and entertained. And I super love it when in improv they'll be super aggressive about an issue. Can it with the qualifiers, always be prepared to apologize, and go nuts.
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    Episode 64 — 90’s TV Police Chiefs

    I'm thinking of cop shows and procedurals where it's about cops and there would be a police chief. The great sin of a cop is to take mob money and look the other way, not shoot a shouting, mentally ill old black man who didn't hurt anyone 20 times with a gun to death for no reason, or what have you.
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    Episode 64 — 90’s TV Police Chiefs

    It's a direct denial of what the police are. These days people will accept the police are corrupt, but they still won't make movies about how they're racist.
  5. "I AM WHAT I AM AND THATS ALL I AM." This is key to interpreting The Dusty Bubble, as it indicates that the Brian Husky character is a metaphor for God("I am what I am"), probably arguing with some Angel or some bullshit as to whether or not to "take the clock off the wall" and begin the show, ie the Good version of the universe, instead of the shitty cum-in-the-face-wound universe we've got. thanks?
  6. Very cool. What a year!
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    Episode 15 — Gelmania XV

    I never had much faith in process. But process was my religion.
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    Episode 15 — Gelmania XV

    I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because I felt like the long periods of no new episodes almost became a running joke that I felt it in that non intellectual arc he mentioned in some random other podcast, which I was listening to while those long periods of where there'd be no new episodes, because g-El&m$A#n-I-A
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    Episode 15 — Gelmania XV

    phase cancellation for bad vibes. seriously healing though, with its freaky aggressive aesthetics, you'd feel weird saying you relate to it as you would the deepest felt pop music or literary fiction. gelman is an artist for sure.
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    Episode 13 — Gelmania XIII

    Fuck mathematical platonism! Typetype is the most interesting to me, I've been in such a year zero state of mind with all the bullshit, my peoples history has been nothing but ancient indian burial grounds, boy rape, whiskey and starvation, mass murder and exploitation on a global scale. Sure I read history voraciously but with such a negative attitude. I half want Mitt Romney to win the election so he can destroy this country faster, Obama will be like Batman just delaying the inevitable, idealistically propping up not so much institutions as a massive cycle of violence. Pretty simplistic, emotional, and negative though
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    Episode 12 — Gelmania XII

    Being inside of a small community of 'elitist' technical craftsman of hollywood laborers who think they're rock stars, all of Gelmans "hollywood psycho schtick" is so spot on. I can only assume it must be everywhere in every profession to some degree. It's honestly therapeutic to hear out loud the toxic negativity articulated as comedy, negates it all as so much horseshit not worth getting obsessed with.
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    Episode 11 — Gelmania XI

    no gelmaniac would consider midnight "tommorow"
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    Episode 11 — Gelmania XI

    Now I'm listening to other podcasts with the audio and a seperate music radio track patched through various effects. Just mix down all the effects suddenly. No match for gelmania though.
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    Episode 42 — Batman & Robin

    The Burton/Schumaker series couldn't go any further than this movie. Joel took the material of this batman, with its toy commercial emphasis ordered from the producers, and he distilled it into a work of art, high camp, an 8 year old boy psychosexual epic. "I want a car" does indeed set the tone for this movie. Boys, toys, girls, cooties, highly sexual and yet no sex. This movie is puberty. Even the scale of Gotham city reminds me of playing with toys at the time the movie came out. When Batman's intro is a clear Fred Flintstone reference, its not some accident, the movie is telling you this is a big cartoon. And when a movie is constructed this way, you lose things like realistic character psychology. They're just cartoonish metaphors. This is high camp, and no inch of this movies frames is not overly designed by the confluence of Hollywood artisans under the direction of the now art house director, Joel Schumaker.
  15. Podcast and comic book versions of Bob Ducca had a relationship with Scotts mother, but television Ducca clearly did not. I wonder how they'll compress the various complicated Bang Bang story arcs as the television show moves forward. I think it's a great adaptation so far. Do you think with the TV version if it gets cancelled, they'll have a chance to end the story and give a satisfying conclusion to all of our favorite characters?
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    Episode 9 — Gelmania IX

    "Life itself is only a vision, a dream." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifeyKhxgHbA Being completely out of my mind when I listened, this was super trippy to hear again, in Gelmania of all places, I'd completely forgotten about it. Such an awesome, perfect choice.
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    Episode 9 — Gelmania IX

    god damn, way to fuck with everyone in terms of the shows existential situation. this show is self reflective and aware at so many layers. we can't count on the running time, we can't count on when we get the next episode, we can't count on another installment of toupee, we can't count on anything and yet i continue to be surprised and compelled. first there was bertolt brecht, then there was john luc goddard, now theres brett gelman. i got badness in me
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    Episode 8 — Gelmania VIII: LIVE!

    He's just deconstructing societal angst, the idea of articulating societal angst,and deconstructing the idea of deconstructing societal angst, and the idea of deconstructing the idea of deconstructing the articulation of societal angst and then deconstructing it. It's all very meta.
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    Episode 8 — Gelmania VIII: LIVE!

    its always a question whether to listen to it stoned the first time or the second time
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    Episode 7 — Gelmania VII

    This is what happens. Revolution comes to us all, but then the man revolutions that, What Hegel called the Revolution of the Revolution, revolutynthesis. We'll be seeing Brett Gelman a lot more now, in movies, television, even more billboards, ect. But he won't be speaking the truth anymore. Revolution comes and goes
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    Withdrawal...

    I'd take a dose of Gelmania any time, whatever the amount or frequency. And so I'll look forward to it, when one day I click that little blue iTunes icon and see another shiny new episode of Truth, it'll be like Christmas morning, it will. And if that day never comes, so be it. As a man we all know once said, "and the world went on and on"
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    Episode 6 — Gelmania VI

    I think the iBrain does exist, and can be found in an extremist implementation of the GTD(Getting Stuff Done) efficiency paradigm. It's existentially terrifying.
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    Issues with New Cyber Thug Radio

    I almost prefer a normal capitalism model of entertainment to the emotionality of public radio style stuff(not that I hold it against Jesse Thorn, and not that we can't see how toxic capitalism is to real journalism). I'd like to see capitalistic disintermediation of entertainment arts succeed. As a new media enterprise, is Earwolf sustaining itself yet?
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    Episode 6 — Gelmania VI

    My life has improved drastically since Gelmania went off the air. I think that if I continue to lead a more righteous life, one day it will be there in my iTunes, like a reward.
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    Episode 6 — Gelmania VI

    The success has gone to Brett Gelman's head. I'm not talking about success as for his career. I'm talking about the artistic success of Gelmania itself. It's gone straight to his head.
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