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  1. Defending Michael Bay's Transformers movies? Shitting all over Star Wars: The Force Awakens based on the trailers? I generally love this podcast but sometimes Jason Pargin's insistence on maintaining a contrarian take on pop culture is fucking oppressive. And he makes assumptions about the development of various movies that are wrong, left and right. Love the podcast. This is a terrible episode.
  2. Are you ready? Ladies and Gentlemen! Let's...Play...DARTS!
  3. Don't hate the player... well, okay, you can hate the player.
  4. I'm the boss, this is champagne, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
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    Just One of the Guys (1985)

    Just a note (since I guess I'm the resident "TOMBOY" salesperson here), "TOMBOY" isn't a gender-swap or pretending-to-be-something-else comedy. The main character is a hot girl who just happens to be good at fixing/driving cars/bikes. She doesn't really go through some GREASE/OUTSIDERS-esque transformation from a greaser to a soc through the course of the movie. It's empirically a bad movie and thus it's hard to pin down what journey the protagonist really takes or what the movie's trying to say beyond, perhaps, "Be true to yourself and everything will eventually work out." But what all these 80s movies do have in common is class division. Friction between different social classes. Gender, haves and have-nots, the cool and the uncool. Also, I watched the shit out of JUST ONE OF THE GUYS growing up and -- for years in my memory, I thought it starred a young Sandra Bullock. Turns out it's Joyce Hyser who filled my pre-adolescent fantasies.
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    Tomboy (1985)

    The movie is wall-to-wall with crazy like this!
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    Just One of the Guys (1985)

    This would be a good one that I'm sure a number of people remember.
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    Tomboy (1985)

    You can watch the entire movie, uncut, for free on YOUTUBE. THE PREMISE: Sexy tomboy fixes cars, has a super slutty friend, falls for a local racecar driver. It's like a way cheaper version of 1983's FLASHDANCE -- that doesn't feature strippers and yet somehow has way more nudity than FLASHDANCE. It's the sort of pure-80s-in-every-way, coming-into-your-own sex comedy that offers a perfect time capsule of what movies were like back then. The sexual mores of the time (or at least this genre) are particularly surprising now. (SPOILERS) Almost all the men are overly sexually aggressive in the movie. There's a musical/montage scene where two rapey men are chasing the two lead women around the city streets and there's a point where the female best friend seriously suggests, "Wouldn't it just be easier to fuck 'em?" The same best friend does a spontaneous striptease show at a party later in the movie, just because that's what people do. The (suggestion of) casual sex throughout the movie is pretty laughable. There's another part later in the movie where our heroine seems to take pity on a pathetic guy who's trying to hit on her at a bar, who buys her one drink and IMMEDIATELY asks her if she'd like to come back to his place. She ends up bringing him back to her place (to do what, exactly...?), but thankfully doesn't actually do anything with him. He then randomly manages to hitch a ride with a hot woman in a sportscar who pulls over and immediately presents her breasts to him. THIS MOVIE IS THE EMBODIMENT OF BONKERS AND NEEDS TO BE SEEN AND STUDIED!!
  9. Since you folks did TWO movies that are in theaters now (Furious6 and After Earth: Black Oblivion), I felt compelled to catch up with what's playing at the local Cineplex. Honestly, it's difficult to enjoy the podcast if you've *never* seen the movie that's being addressed. To save a few quid, I decided to sneak into the second movie, which I know is immoral but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to enjoy a podcast. Of course, the movie times for FF6 and Titan AE didn't work out cleanly for a 1-2 sneak... so, I ended up watching NOW YOU SEE ME, AFTER EARTH, HANGOVER PART III and FAST & FURIOUS 6 at a movie theater yesterday. I overdosed from having watched all those bad movies in a row and now I am dead. Is this the first ghost question you've received...?
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    Submit your new HDTGM logo here!

    Love the show. Love procrastinating with my half-assed Photoshop abilities.
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    Takin' a Plane Break!

    Hi, world. I discovered CBB fairly late and was listening to episode 109 last week, featuring two PLANE BREAKS. The song got stuck in my head and I wanted to hear it again without searching for it in one of the episodes, but I couldn't find it on the YOU-TUBEs -- so I created a crude animation to go with a plane break from the Andy Samberg episode: