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Everything posted by DanEngler

  1. 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:
  3. 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.
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    Episode 121 — The Origin of Dubstep

    I could pull a similar set of out-of-context quotes from any of Louis CK's specials, the average James Adomian-centric episode of Comedy Bang Bang, or a 24-hour slice of Rob Delaney's Twitter timeline. Looking further into Your Fave Is Problematic, it becomes clear that the author recognizes no degree of nuance between those who espouse genuine, virulent bigotry and fluff. Edit: For example, tarring a Jewish comedian who jokes about stereotypical Jewish behavior as an anti-semite, referring to a female pop singer's cat eye-style makeup as "yellowface", stating that a non-Indian person wearing a sari constitutes "appropriating Indian culture", etc.
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    Episode 97 — Viruses

    I look forward to Aaron's attempt at a Small Wonder-based game show, which will inevitably result in confusion and annoyance from everyone else in the Hatch. [insert half-hearted trumpet fanfare]
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    Episode 121 — The Origin of Dubstep

    Doug's drops are an acquired taste (read: I hated them for my first few episodes) but, every once in a while, he'll land one so perfectly that it makes the rest worthwhile. They've also been used far more sparingly in recent episodes, possibly because Chris Rock and Aisha Tyler have no qualms about choking the life out of Doug. Compare this to Jonah Raydio (another recent favorite), where the drops are always a total catastrophe, and half the fun is listening to Jonah berate Neil Mahoney et al for their incompetence.
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    Cant' Stream Podcasts

    Can you explain what you mean when you say you're "not able to stream anything"? Is the player missing altogether from the episode pages? Does the player appear, but clicking the play button has no effect? If you click the "Download MP3" button, can you download the file itself?
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    Episode 121 — The Origin of Dubstep

    This goes without saying, but Moshe Kasher is awesome. If you don't already fux with The Champs, get on that.
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    Who Memed?

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    New Segment Idea: "New Segment Ideas" Segment

    I dig it, although it seems like it'd be more at home on Comedy Bang Bang. Maybe you could also post this idea to the CBB forum, and Paul and the Choctaw can fight to the death for it.
  14. On a related note, if you haven't listened to the episode of Affirmation Nation with both Seth Morris and Jason Mantzoukas, do. It is literally one of the funniest things I've ever heard.
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    Episode 109 — Tyler Perry Movies

    Hmmmm. Ya its also not on the home page like usually are either. Tyler Perry is a powerful man. It's showing up on both the home page and in iTunes for me. May be a caching issue that will resolve itself on your end shortly. In the meantime, here's the direct URL: http://traffic.libsyn.com/yoisthisracist/YOR_109_20130312_McBryde_EDIT_01.mp3
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    Episode 208 — Zombie Candles

    Next, you'll try to tell me that this Bizarro Kremer ALSO has a brother named Lee, who is friendly, supportive, and well-read.
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    Episode 208 — Zombie Candles

    You haven't been watching ! FOR SHAME. Steven was Paul's guest last week (likely the catalyst for this CBB episode) and he talked about his improv and sketch background, including early work with comedy legend Mr. Howard M. Kremer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl5JkX-ypM0
  18. That's short for "show business industry", for those listeners who aren't in the biz. (That's short for "business".)
  19. Neither had I, but a firm googling reveals that the company that had been providing support for KPCS decided to get out of the podcasting business. Kevin seems to have a long-standing friendship with Jeff and Scott, and Earwolf has all of the necessary infrastructure in place (hosting, live streaming, advertising), so this seems like a perfect fit.
  20. Is that stifled Paul F. Tompkins laughter I hear at 01:06? Does this mean Paul is always lurking in the wings at Largo, like some sort of...Phantom?
  21. One of these days, LA traffic is going to be so bad that none of the guests are going to show, and Besser will have no choice but to do a live stream with Jake Fogelnest, Julia, and Murray, the maintenance guy at Earwolf's offices.
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    Episode 6 — Analyze Fish Pt. 2

    Still better than "Analyze Circus Peanuts".
  23. "Grounded beef"? I'm going to have revoke your Improv Card, Scott.
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    Episode 116 — Feel The Night

    Funny you heard it at the optometrist. It's Billy Idol's " ".
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    The Smurfs

    According to Jeff, Earwolf was asked to remove it and complied.