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  1. UN-FUCKING-BELIEVABLE. Had any of you bothered spending even 15 minutes playing the original Stop or My Mom Will Shoot game for the SNES before watching this movie, all of the questions you had about the backstory would have been answered.
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    Episode 137 — Kroll Show

    Yyyyeah. While I have no insider knowledge of the situation, I could guess at a few reasons why this episode is now entitled "Double Standards In Comedy" rather than "Kroll Show"…
  3. The site in question republishes content from other sites (in this case, an entire Huffington Post article) without permission, in order to attract errant Google searches, with the ultimate goal of inflating their ad views and their Google PageRank. This is only marginally better than the antisemitic garbage they also happen to peddle. Rather than playing into their hands by giving them more traffic, I've removed the link from your post.
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    Episode 216 — Top of the Schaal To You!

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    Episode 136 — Black Metal

    No, he is not. I think he does get a little extreme on matters of racial politics, and have disagreed with him many times. But it sucks that we can't have discussions about race without this kind of "reverse racism" bullshit. The kernel of many of Shariq's arguments is "[described behavior] is the product of America's institutionalized marginalization of minority voices." The fact that people keep showing up here week after week to post (in short) "This is stupid/wrong, why is it even being discussed?" simply lends further credence to Shariq's argument. It'd be great if all of the regular participants in the forum could lay off the ad hominem attacks and straight-up trolling but, barring that, at least stop reporting each other to the moderators so often. You goddamned babies.
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    Horrible Idea

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    Episode 101 — Cars

    His name is Robert Paulson Andrew Ti. P.S. I am submitting the fact that you called him "Andrew Li" to the Yo, Is This Racist? hotline.
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    Horrible Idea

    Jeff Ullrich appeared on the paidContent Podcast a few weeks ago, during which he explained the strict vetting process that companies must undergo before their wares can be advertised on Earwolf. The most important point is that hosts maintain veto power over the sponsors that appear on their shows, explaining why the head shop ads appear on Improv4Humans and Who Charted? — Besser and Howard have been pretty forthcoming about their cannabis usage in the past — but not on Comedy Bang Bang. At the same time, Jeff also noted that Earwolf had never advertised sex toys or other shady products, seemingly as a point of pride. Yet here we are two weeks later with ads for drug paraphernalia across multiple shows. I'm less concerned about the content of the ads than I am curious about the apparent contradiction. But only mildly curious at that.
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    Episode 214 — You Have To Take Action

    Scott has transcended "Yes, And" to become the bona fide master of "No, Really, I Insist" improv. If you see a fellow improviser painting themselves into a corner, press them on it and try to stifle your laughter as they squirm. The Choctaw is truly a mad genius.
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    Sklarbro VNP TONIGHT

    You can watch episodes recorded live at: http://youtube.com/vpn The vast majority of live episodes are archived (3-7 days later) at: http://youtube.com/earwolf
  11. If you haven't heard it already, Har Mar was also fantastic on his recent appearance on Jonah Raydio.
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    Episode 122.5 — 4/5/13 TWO CHARTED 61

    Or, alternately, you can apply even a modicum of critical thought and listen to people who have dug deeper into the various claims behind Bulletproof Coffee. "lol".
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    Episode 122 — Me Neither

    Flatulator, virtually every comment you've posted on the Earwolf forums has been obnoxious and/or trolling BS. This, as it happens, one of the milder examples. I strongly urge you to reconsider this behavior.
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    Questions for Sark

    All Earwolf podcasts were migrated to the SoundCloud audio service over the past few weeks, and it turns out some employers are blocking said service. If you're trying to listen at work, try loading soundcloud.com in a web browser to see if that's the crux of your problem. If you can load SoundCloud without issue, check out this thread in the General Earwolf forum for other troubleshooting steps that might help.
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    Episode 59 — Spice World

    In light of the above conversation, this seems *ahem* thematically appropriate...
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    Episode 119 — Macklemore on Alt Radio

    I don't think the guy yawning through his own show intro regularly markets himself as a reputable information source…
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    Episode 119 — Macklemore on Alt Radio

    YES. Live Prude Girls are finally making their initial foray into the Wolfosphere! Milana was in a House of Lies webisode a few months back with Kulap and Ben Schwartz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7JUQFEuKqY
  19. Please, folks, there's an appropriate time and place to slag off Jake. That time is "anytime", and that place is "in the iTunes review section for The Fogelnest Files".
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    Who Memed?

    Instant classic from Howard's appearance on this week's Totally Laime:
  21. As the old saying goes, "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by getting incredibly high before the show."
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    This is the first time I've ever seen Zouks in any state of undress and, honestly, I expected him to be more…hirsute. That being said: (h/t em_bee_kay)
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    Episode 121 — The Origin of Dubstep

    For what it's worth, pokey, I agree with nearly everything you've said. I just feel the universe is too nuanced to formulate — as Jezebel and Your Fave is Problematic frequently do — a cohesive set of rules around which jokes are okay and which are the products of deep-seated bigotry. In a country where politicians are voting against the Violence Against Women Act, reproductive rights are actively being curtailed, and true racial/gender/marriage/et al equality is a long way off, I don't buy the growing assertion that a lousy joke constitutes an endorsement of rape, or adding "#thuglife" to the end of a tweet represents even casual racism. That being said, I'm happy these issues are being debated openly rather than than going unexamined altogether.
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    Cant' Stream Podcasts

    If the player shows up at all, your browser isn't blocking the necessary scripts, so we needn't worry about mucking with Javascript settings. The next step is to make sure Flash is enabled. If you're using a browser add-on like FlashBlock, try adding an exception for the domain soundcloud.com. If that doesn't do the trick, add exceptions for both p1.soundcloud.com and player.soundcloud.com. If the audio still refuses to play, it's most likely because Local Storage (aka "Flash cookies") are disabled on your computer. You'll need to add an exception to your Flash settings: 1. Go to System Preferences (OS X) or Control Panel (Windows) and open the Flash Player panel 2. On the Storage tab, click the Local Storage Settings by Site button 3. Click the + (OS X) or Add (Windows) button 4. Type soundcloud.com into the Website Domain field and select "Allow" from the dropdown list 5. Click the Add button to add the domain and click the Close button to close the dialog 6. Go back to your browser and refresh the episode page on Earwolf 7. Try playing the audio again This solved my problem in Firefox.