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Everything posted by HunterJE

  1. The Blues Brothers run reminds me that in not too many years when my generation reaches an age where we have teenaged kids, we're going to let nostalgia get the best of us and will subject them to movies like Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, and Austin Powers, and they'll have to pretend they're really funny and didn't age terribly JUST LIKE my generation had to do when our parents made us watch movies like Animal House, Blues Brothers, and Caddyshack...
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    Ask Paul!

    Eban's contemporaneous improvised incidental music was such a special part of the Pod F. Tompkast, and I was over-the-moon happy to hear it back for this new project. Other than just making it sound amazing, how does having that soundtrack change the the improvisation experience? There are times when Eban's piano feels like a fifth cast member...
  3. Also could we get a rule that there has to be at least one PFT song in every episode? Because improvised PFT songs are always the best.
  4. Clickbait headline: "Comedian Paul F. Tompkins says everyone should get divorced after nine and a half years!"
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    EPISODE 240.5 — 7/10/15 TWO CHARTED 179

    "You are a jerry-rigged fish" may be my new fave all-time Howardism.
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    EPISODE 240 — Dippin Cakes

    Oh wow the chop job is quite evident in the group photo...
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    Summah Says Video

    Howard just retweeted this , it's well worth a watch!
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    EPISODE 132 — Derro Onslaught

    Guys, guess what, this is what the show is now. If you don't like it, don't listen. At this point listening to this show and complaining that they're not focusing enough on gameplay/campaign is like listening to Who Charted and complaining that they're not talking enough about the music and movies on the charts. That's not what this show is about now, and whining about it isn't going to change the fact that Sark had other shit to do in his real life that gets in the way of giving you this free entertainment every week. There are plenty of more play/campaign-focused D+D podcasts you can listen to if that's what you want.
  9. A strop doesn't sharpen the way a stone does, but straightens and "polishes" the blade; a very sharp razor blade dulls in part by the formation of microscopic indentations where the edge bends out of alignment, and stropping the blade (in an spine-first motion, away from the sharpened edge) bends those tiny indentations back into alignment with the rest of the blade.
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    EPISODE 239 — Summah Waves of Feminism

    I thought that for about half a second, but then remembered that they were there face-to-face in the same room, while we're all getting the audio stream, and I trust EVG's ability pick up on human cues (if not HMK's lol) enough that I have a feeling it was all cool.
  11. It's a specific cities thing, just happens that a CERTAIN few big cities dominate culture to such a great extent that they might as well be the whole country...
  12. Love how people get to call their R/C helicopters "drones" so they don't have to feel like they're playing with children's toys.
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    Gu Cruise vid has dropped!

    Man, I keep coming back to this and I keep loving it more and more. The section before the song starts is just so great (I especially love the shot of the gu doing a magic trick for the baby gu and then waving it off). I feel like it really establishes that the gu is not just there as a prop for Howard's cruise, he's a fellow being who happens to give gu cruises to make a living but also has his own life and community. He's proud to be a cruise gu, but that's not all he is...
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    Gu Cruise vid has dropped!

    Pretty sure the first bit was a Harris Wittels in memoriam, too, which is sweet.
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    EPISODE 130 — Rubbing Plants On Ourselves

    (I did get a decent ways into this just thinking "wow, they are recapping heavily and repeating their jokes/anecdotes a LOT this ep!")
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    EPISODE 130 — Rubbing Plants On Ourselves

    The mystery ring is a Ring of Time Slip. This is all part of the story...
  17. I think Paul's confusion re: Hood Canal stems from the body of water being misnamed--it's not actually a canal (which generally denotes a human-made channel) but rather a long narrow glacial fjord that forms part of the Puget Sound, and is so named possibly as a mistake--explorer Capt. George Vancouver actually wrote "Hood Channel" in his journals, but wrote it as "Hood Canal" on his charts, in a likely scrivener's error (of course, "channel" is also wrong, since it's not open at both ends, but whatever).
  18. Discussion of ADPPP starting around 12:00 in Andy's recent (though the whole thing is worth a watch), with talk about the possibility of season 2 from around 16:00, including discussion of the much speculated-about format question:
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    EPISODE 348 — Is Y'all My Daddy?

    Esposito's presentation on CBB is basically the same as her public persona in general, or at least no more an elevated version of the same than any other comedian coming on Comedy Bang Bang, none of whom receive this kind of scrutiny or accusation of "laying it on thick," let alone comments implicitly accusing them of making up their sexual orientation as a bit.
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    EPISODE 348 — Is Y'all My Daddy?

    So glad you came, lord-high-arbiter-of-how-people-are-allowed-to-present-their-identity. Fun how a gay man who is flamboyant in public gets praised for living their truth, but a lesbian who is at all "butch" is a "caricature." Go crawl back under your bridge.
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    EPISODE 5 - Mars Base 3

    Really is, felt like the others were fishing a few times at the top for an "I'm from Earth..."
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    EPISODE 5 - Mars Base 3

    Not English, but a bit of a student of board game history, so: Cluedo was actually the original name; it was called Clue when brought over to North America because the Pachisi variant "Ludo," upon which "Cluedo" is a pun, isn't well known this side of the pond. And now it's said and nobody else ever needs to.
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    EPISODE 5 - Mars Base 3

    Wow, the "F" in PFT suddenly stands for "F-bomb," heard more of them in 5 eps than I feel like I have in years of following Paul! Interesting hearing Paul in this more casual setting... :EDIT: Found this, which I vaguely remembered reading, and it makes sense in the context of more free-form improv versus his more written or established-character-based stuff: (source)
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    Just wondering (sort of off topic)

    TIL: (source) So basically D'an is the James Brown of Star Wars.
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    EPISODE 347 — Foley Slumber Party

    Man, Scott immediately regretting doing a phone segment was a blast from the past, felt like the Indie 103 days...