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    If you want to submit a Plugs theme, start a new thread rather than posting it here. Just make sure the file is downloadable!
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    Ask Paul!

    Mr. Tompkins hasn't visited the forums in a while but, when he was previously asked about officiating a wedding for fans, he replied:
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    Episode 160 - The Lake House: LIVE!

    EXT. TROPICAL JUNGLE - NIGHT The camera pans across a lush mountainous landscape, dotted with palm trees and lit only by a full moon. Without warning, a cataclysmic fireball erupts in the distance, shaking the trees and sending what appear to be giant birds scattering from their nests. The sound of the explosion fades into the roar of an overpowered engine as the camera swings around to a sports car tearing its way down a dirt path through the jungle. It screeches to a halt and DOMINIC "DOM" TORRETO throws open the passenger door. DOM Get in! Title card: THIS SUMMER The tires on Dom's car spin momentarily before finding traction and the car peels off. Half a beat later, a pair of enormous scaly legs crash into the frame. The camera pulls out to reveal a Tyrannosaurus Rex, which emits a bellowing roar and then continues its pursuit through the iconic gates of the Jurassic World theme park. Title card: JURASSIC AND FURIOUS
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    Homework: Ghostbusters

    Someone asked on Twitter, and Amy responded:
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    Comments disabled for Comedy Bang Bang?

    They have been disabled for everyone for the time being.
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    Episode 160 - The Lake House: LIVE!

    First off, fuck deep dish pizza. Bert> I'm originally from the Chicagoland area and I don't know anyone who eats it. I've had it exactly once in my life. Much more popular is the Chicago thin/cracker crust, which has a sweeter, spicier sauce and is cut into squares. I grew up on Palermo's (when in the city) and Aurelio's (with branches both in the Chicago suburbs and southwest Florida, where we eventually relocated.)
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    Episode 181 - Carl Tart, Our Close Friend

    Look, I'm not authorized to share this information, but turmoil in the podcast community has forced my hand. You know as well as I do that Hayes and Sean have a history of lining up their next project before abruptly ending a show. The Mikal Cronin episode was supposed to be the last Hollywood Handbook, but have been dragging their feet on finalizing contracts, so your beloved hosts have been forced to delay their plans for another few weeks. All I can tell you about the successor to Hollywood Handbook is that it will steamroll every other "cult hit" podcast, and I think you'll be pretty happy about its alphabetical placement…
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    HOWL Premium, HOWL Originals, HOWL.FM

    According to this post from Shannon on Reddit, they're working on a way to let people automatically migrate from Howl to Stitcher Premium. Until that's ready, there's no harm in sticking with Howl.
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    Episode 480 - Tooth of the Sea

    She co-hosts a podcast called Definitely Dying about illness and hypochondria that's worth checking out. They've had lots of CBB favorites (Will Hines, Betsy Sodaro, Pam Murphy, Mike Hanford, Nick Wiger, Paul Rust, etc.) as guests.
  10. Here's the first of the Mack Weldon videos Matt mentioned during one of these episodes! (I don't remember which.) https://youtu.be/KC3XubIiMHw You can watch part two .
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    Episode 330 - Warlock Tinnitus

    Chartists need to check out today's With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus, a bonus episode of Whooch where Lauren plays Howard's twin sister Hannah. It is perfection.
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    Musical Mondays-Week 8-Rent

    I was big into Belgians a decade ago but now their banana-y undertones make me gag for some reason. 512 Pecan Porter, on the other hand, has been on my list for a long time and I haven't found a local source (although I admittedly haven't tried very hard.)
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    Musical Mondays-Week 8-Rent

    Coming soon to the HDGTM forums: "Tuesday Brewsdays", the secret bottle exchange/beer review group where people violate the off-week rules by discussing on BeerAdvocate. I'm the saison of my group.
  14. In a grievous oversight, Matt failed to include Paul F. Tompkins's Kong: Skull Island theme in this episode.
  15. They represent the Three Buttons: Flash forward, Flash back, and Meanwhile.
  16. Kristen leaves after the interview portion, but the improv is fantastic regardless. Blasooch keeps up her SPONT tradition of saying at least one thing so out of left field that Paul completely loses it.
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    Episode 158.5 - Minisode 158.5

    Did…did some—dammit…did someone say…did someone say ca—DAMMIT…did someone say cat GIFs?
  18. I cannot in good conscience strip a username from someone who joined in 2012. Even if they only posted once and haven't been back since. Suggested alternate usernames: CakeBug1 CakeBug2 CakeBug420 Cameron C. tomscakes EllenCB pastry ant photo
  19. Pffft. I'm John Rent, the eponymous former assassin who must come out of retirement after his tenants try to have him killed rather than settle their debts (525,600 minutes worth of back rent.) Now, they're all going to pay.
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    Episode 157.5 - Minisode 157.5

    One of my favorite beers in the world (produced at a brewpub near my home) is called "The Big Lebrewski", a Russian Imperial Stout aged in Kahlua-soaked barrels. One year, as a Valentine's Day special, they added a bunch of Junior Mints to a cask. The combination of beer+mint was vile, and that cask sat untouched on the bar for months until they probably dumped it down a storm drain under cover of darkness. Anyway, both Thin Mints and Samoas are great.
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    Episode 158 - Body Parts: LIVE!

    Yeeeah, I spoiler-tagged your GIF of a dude getting his head blown off because it's graphic and could be disturbing to some. As long as I'm here, Paul recently appeared on a new-ish podcast called Good One (iTunes, RSS), where comedians talk about the creation of a single joke. He covers the history of Human Giant and NTSF:SD:SUV, ranks the Fast & Furious movies, and talks about why live HDTGM shows are the most fun. (Deal with it, live episode haters! ) There are good episodes from Tig Notaro, Kristen Schaal, and Neal Brennan too.
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    Episode 158 - Body Parts: LIVE!

    — Roy Thomas, creator of Iron Fist.
  23. PAUL: They have assault weapons. TAWNY: Maybe we can dazzle them with a heart-warming school play! PAUL: It's gonna have to be real quick and real dazzling!
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    Musical Mondays--Rotation and Sign Up

    Haha, that wasn't my actual suggestion! I was just trying to express my horrible cruelty. Thinking about it now, my fallback GIF might have caused the same confusion.