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  1. Greetings fellow citizens of SPONTANEANATION--both native born and naturalized! I had an idea, probably not a very good one as it has made me stop and consider the amount of free time I'm squandering, to compile a list of the guest questions asked on each episode. And while I feel like it would be a handy resource to easily find which question was asked on each episode and provide the probably* identity for each of the question askers (which I get the feeling may be a relief for Mr. Tompkins), I felt, more importantly, that it would give people an opportunity, should they feel so inclined, to answer the questions themselves! I am of the opinion that everyone has a story, and while all of the guests have been wonderful, I don't feel like you need to be a big time, Hollywood hotshot to tell a fascinating tale. If the interest in this thread is there, I will update the list on a weekly basis, if not, well...I guess it will just die a wretched and piteous death--forgotten deep within the bowels of the forums. Feel free to answer as many as you'd like, I would ask only one thing: please, please, please be respectful! I have been a forum member for a year and haven't run into too many assholes, but if someone says something you don't agree with--and you don't have the capacity to engage in courteous or considerate debate--please withhold your comment and just ignore it. This is not to say that "joke" answers/responses are discouraged, respond any way you want; however, if you decide to conduct yourself in an unmannerly way, I will have no other recourse than to leave your post ignored and "un-liked." So, here it goes: Ep.1 "What is your favorite thing to eat when you are feeling sad? And, if you don't feed your feelings like I do, why are you a robot?"--Busy Phillips Ep. 2 "Do you have a perpetual age in your head--that when you think of yourself--you think of yourself at that age? And, if so, what is the age and why?"--Michael McMillian Ep. 3 "Who was your hero growing up--fictional or otherwise ("otherwise" meaning real)? And, if you could, would you trade places with that hero?" -- Jason Ritterj Ep. 4 "What was the first time you experienced the emotion 'humiliation?'" -- Melanie Lynsky Ep. 5 "If someone asked you when you were thirteen years old, 'Who are the five people you would invite to a dinner party?' who would you have said?" -- Dave Foley Ep. 6 "Where were you when you realized God was a wholly implausible lie?" -- Maria Thayer Ep. 7 "What's your favorite invention?" -- Kaitlin Olson Ep. 8 "What do you like most about yourself?" -- Elizabeth Reaser Ep. 9 "What animal would you save from extinction if you could?" -- Michael Sheen Ep. 10 "What is the earliest memory you have of doing something 'cruel?'" -- Justin Kirk Ep. 11 "What is the thing you desire that you are most ashamed of desiring?" -- Aimee Mann Ep. 12 "Do you have social anxiety, and if so, how does it manifest?" -- Open Mike Eagle Ep. 13 "Why did you choose that outfit today?" -- Colin Hanks Ep. 14 "Did you ever name your car? If not, what the Hell is wrong with you?" -- John Hodgeman Ep. 15 "Do you believe in ghosts? Where is your evidence?" -- Jen Kirkman Ep. 16 "Why would you never talk to your cousin--if you needed a reason?" -- Aaron Abrams Ep. 17 "You win a contest that entitles you to draft a 28th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteed to pass, the only stipulation is it must be 'food related.' What is your Amendment?" -- Paget Brewster Ep. 18 "Gun to your head: choose a reality competition show to come to your home." -- Raphael Bob-Waksberg Ep. 19 "Sir or Madam, how do you sleep at night?" -- Lisa Hanawalt Ep. 20 "When was the last time you felt 'furious?'" --Scott Carter Ep. 21 "What ridiculous formality do you slavishly observe?" -- Jonathan Coulton Ep. 22 "If you were forced to make a career change, and your success was guaranteed, what would you do?" -- Bob Kerr Ep. 23 "What was the last thing you've done that you considered 'brave?'" -- Derek Waters Ep. 24 "When did you realize that you weren't alone?" -- Kumail Nanjiani * I am guessing that this list is accurate based on the release of each episode; however, I know that a couple of live episodes have been recorded but not yet released. I don't know if that skews the "question asker" to "answer giver" format or if the live episodes are their own separate beasts all together.
  2. Cameron H.

    Questions--Forum Edition!

    Hey Dan, if it makes you feel any better, I think everyone has a "Man, was I an ungrateful little shit" memory from childhood. For me, when I was 11 or 12 and just getting into Little League, my grandmother got me this Teddy Bear alarm clock for Xmas, that when the alarm went off, it said something like, "Strike one! Strike two. Get out of bed or you're OUT!" It was terrible! I mean, I think it would have been a fine gift were I five or six, but I was pushing thirteen--practically a grown-up. How was I going to score with all the hot girls I was sure to be dating with this piece of shit by the bed? Crazy, right? Anyway, I don't think I said anything, but my reaction to it was of utter contempt and disgust. So much so, that later my mother had to take me aside and give me a reality check. For the rest of the holiday I really tried to sell (unsuccessfully) that it was actually a pretty cool gift. Of course, there are a lot of things we regret or wish we had handled differently. For my part, I try to treat these events like something that lingers on your credit report--after seven years, just let it drop off. You were a different person then, and hopefully, you've learned from your mistake. This theory makes even more sense--in a literal way--if you buy into the (false) theory that every seven years you have regenerated completely new cells.
  3. Cameron H.

    Bad Halloween Movies!

    You know, we could go way off the reservation and do a musical..?
  4. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    I appreciate this movie's commitment to the grand tradition of holding characters just off screen so they can make an entrance when it's dramatically appropriate. Mr. Nobody: "Okay, here's what's going to happen: I'm going to talk to Toretto and try to convince him to help us. He's not going want to do it, but eventually he'll agree to it after we stroke his ego for a bit, but that's not going to be enough for him. You see, he's going to want his people. So, I'm going to steer the conversation until he says the words, 'Good. But It'll be my way. And my crew.' Once he says this, I'm going to direct his attention to the front of the hanger and BAM! there's his crew! Of course, there's no real strategic reason for doing this, and we could probably achieve the same effect through editing, but...I just kind of want to blow his tiny little mind a little bit."
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    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Ludachrist?
  6. Cameron H.

    Bad Joke

    I wanted to express my outrage as well, but between Jason abusing the audience and the sound quality being absolute garbage, I couldn't even listen to it. Does that take us back to a place of normalcy?
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    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    I actually agree with you, but if I had to pick my favorite song from the movie it would have to be this one... I loved how well it worked with Shaw leaving the blown out hospital at the beginning.
  8. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Something that kind of bugged me during the parachute heist scene was when they are all lined up and the bad guys start firing at them. I mean, we know we don't have to worry about our heroes because they have bulletproof cars--which we know because Ludacris tells us so. But then, when they roll up beside the bus and are fired upon, we suddenly have ample cause for worry because the bad guys are using armor piercing bullets--which we know because Ludacris tells us so. So...if the bad guys have access to armor piercing rounds, and are serious about security, why aren't all their guns loaded with armor piercing bullets? I would have loved it if they went through all the trouble of parachuting in just to be immediately gunned down. Then, if any of them managed to survive, they'd realize that concocting "a plan" requires more than just blindly following the advice of a man who points randomly at a map just to win a dick measuring contest.
  9. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Don't you see? It has always been up to you. It is only now that you can see that for yourself. Your training is now complete.
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    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Look, I know what I'm about to say is going to be controversial, but for me, Roman is this series' Jar Jar Binks. Also, it wasn't brought up in the episode, but the crazy Ramsay jumping from one spinning car to another...Ho-leee Cow! I don't really have anything to say about, but it was neglected in the episode. Fister, I know you've got a gif of it. Hook us up, bro.
  11. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    I believe so...now we just need to find a man to pitch it.
  12. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Ooh! What about, The Family Circus Furious? God's Eye, be damned! I'd like to see the Shaw's catch this little fucker...
  13. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Okay, I recognize arguing against the sexism in the Fast & Furious movies is a Sisyphean task, there are a couple things I did take issue with. Even though the marginalization of the female characters in the movies was addressed in the episode, they more or less gave Michelle Rodriguez a pass as being the one woman in the movie with agency; however, I feel that couldn't be further from the truth. The movie seems to only play lip service to how her memory loss, and basically her loss of identity, makes her feel. Instead, the movie focuses more on how her memory loss effects Dom personally. Her happy ending isn't, "Oh my God! I can remember what my parents looked like again!" but "Thank God, I remember when I married this douche-nozzle in his dumbass A-shirt." For other another example of how poorly her character is treated, how about at Race Wars where Dom has to tell her how to beat her opponent? Even with her memory loss, she never lost her driving skills; but rather than show her ignoring Dom and beating her opponent her own way, she has to take her driving cues from him. What the fuck? This movie won't even allow her to win a car race on her own--a feat she has accomplished in these movies before without him whispering advice in her ear. Later on, she is described as "Mrs. Alpha," and while I believe the intent behind the line was to describe her as a "tough woman," but by using the term "Mrs. Alpha" instead of "Alpha Female" or even "Ms. Alpha" she is again being defined by her relationship to Dom. But the moment that pissed me off the most was at the end of the movie. In the finale, Shaw is chasing Dom, Djmon Hounsou is pursuing Brian, Tej, and Roman by helicopter and drone, and Letty is straight up ignored. Tej calls for help, and Letty, who has apparently just been speeding around the city directionless for the past few minutes, comes to their aid.* She takes Ramsay in her car and they take off. A panicked Ramsay says, "So if this car goes south, who's coming to save us?" Letty replies, "Save us, honey? We're it." Hell-fucking-yeah! That shit is fucking baller. Letty, with her superior driving skills, is going to save the motherfucking---oh wait, Dwayne "the Deus ex Machina" Johnson has just flown an ambulance off a bridge to save their asses. I mean, I liked the movie just fine--I liked it more once I saw the tribute to Walker at the end--I just could not stand that the main female character is treated so shabbily. It's condescending and disingenuous to portray her as some kind of badass and then treat her as anything but. I just wish Hollywood would get to the point where they recognize that being "tough" woman isn't necessarily about being able to stand toe-to-toe with Ronda Rousey, cussing like the boys, or chugging a Corona without throwing up. To me, being a "tough" female character is more about being an independent woman, who is her own individual, and isn't defined solely by the men around her. *Why did all the cars have to split up at the end? There's got to be an explanation, right? If the bad guys have the God's Eye, then they know not to follow the other cars. Is it just so they're not all in the same place if something happens? I guess that makes sense, except, when something does go wrong, the other cars have to race across town to help out their friend. It just seems needlessly convoluted.
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    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    In my fan fiction HDTGM reality, Paul and June's master bedroom has two doors that open across from each other in a single hallway. Every morning they open their respective doors simultaneously, close the doors behind them, and Paul says, "Good Morning, June. How did you sleep last night?" and June replies, "I slept fine, Paul. Thank you for asking." I don't see Jason living with them, but I do see a room in his house devoted solely to beard grooming and maintenance.
  15. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 118 - Furious 7: LIVE

    Hey guys, great episode! You all nailed it! Did anyone else find it the least bit odd that the car they drove through three skyscrapers was gassed up and ready to go? They make such a big deal about how awesome that car was (I'll take their word for it) and what a crime it was for it to be locked away in that building. The movie seemed to imply that it was more ornamental than anything. How'd they even get the car in that room in the first place? Correction!! (for...Temple of Doom) Temple of Doom was indeed a prequel to Raiders, but the question is "why?" The way I heard it, and this may be apocryphal, was that either Spielberg or Lucas was concerned, that after the events of Raiders, viewers would be upset if Indy wasn't with Marion. By setting it earlier than Raiders, Indy could bone down with whomever he wanted. However, this still doesn't explain why they felt it was okay to imply that Indy abandoned his semi-adopted son Short Round sometime before the events of Raiders, which to me, seems far more egregious than just breaking up with someone.
  16. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 117.5 - Minisode 117.5

    Look Taylor Anne, this is a safe place and we all love you, but you really need to kick the jazz cigarettes. Do you know what a "gateway drug" is?
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    EPISODE 117.5 - Minisode 117.5

    Yeah...Taylor Anne, we've been meaning to talk to you about that. We're on to you. This is an intervention.
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    EPISODE 117.5 - Minisode 117.5

    No way man! Get out of here with your better quality, better tasting European bullshit! Corona is the working man's beer! In my 'Merica, we like our beer watery, skunky, and to go down like chilled piss.
  19. Cameron H.

    Questions--Forum Edition!

    I also took French in high school, as I too had aspirations of being a fancy lad. Actually, I think I had watched too many cartoons as a kid and just assumed that by learning the "Language of Love" it would somehow make me more desirable to the girls at school. Sad to say, it did not work. Who knew that shallow affectations aren't a substitute for an actual personality? Honestly, I don't think I can overstate how much of an idiot I was... I got you covered http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jy-eC89cBo
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    EPISODE 117.5 - Minisode 117.5

    Since we're on the topic...something just occurred to me. How badly do you think sub-par comedians--who use pot smoking as a crutch to garner cheap applause--do NOT want marijuana to be legal? I'm not talking about Doug Benson, as I think he's funny whether or not he ever brought up smoking ever again, I'm talking about the comics who get up there and say shit like, "I just wanted to apologize to you if I'm a little off tonight, but I just smoked a fat blunt backstage (*giggles*)." (HUGE applause!) Once it's legal, wouldn't that be like saying, "I just chugged a couple of Corona's backstage?" Seriously, who gives a fuck? I can only imagine that such comments get applause BECAUSE it's illegal, and therefore, rebellious ( ? ). Once it's legal, what was already a lame attempt at currying favor, not only comes off as even more moronic, but you also lose that entire audience that thought it was cool to begin with. I'm just saying, it's in the best interest for these pro-pot comics to keep the status quo. Sorry for the minor detour off the Furious 7 highway...
  21. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 117.5 - Minisode 117.5

    Yeah, apparently Kevin Smith does too. Mind blown,huh?
  22. Cameron H.

    Questions--Forum Edition!

    Thank you--for both your support of the idea and being brave enough to take a shot at one of the questions! Yeah, I think just getting this much of a list together was the difficult part--which really just amounted to me re-listening to a show I already like--which is to say, not very difficult at all. Now it's just a matter of maintaining it, which shouldn't be too hard... Yeah, it is pretty impressive. I'm not sure how well I'd do in their position. Actually, I know exactly what I'd do...babble for about five minutes, think I nailed it, pat myself on the back, and then realize later what an idiot I sounded like. Wow! Your answer is pretty great! Which is to say, you answered the question perfectly and opened the door to a number of others... I won't pry (you're not on trial) and you are welcome to your aura of mystery. I do have one question though. It sounds like you have a lot of good (exciting) memories associated with Maurice, did Maurice's name come before or after the events? In other words, did Maurice earn his name through these shared experiences or did you know right away, "This is Maurice?" As for me, I always tried to name my car, but as soon as I did, I would immediately forget it. I want to say one of my cars was named "Carlos" (Get it? I hope so, because it's a HILARIOUS joke). Which I guess just says that as a teenager, I was too far up my own ass to commit my own goddamn car's name to memory, and if I did manage to do so, it was chronically un-original and juvenile. Holy crap! I think I just had a freaking breakthrough answering this question...
  23. Cameron H.

    Nothing But Trouble

    Your wish is my command! http://www.earwolf.c...ng-but-trouble/ ETA: Beat me to it, Lando!
  24. Cameron H.

    EPISODE 117.5 - Minisode 117.5

    I am just getting to this episode of DLM now, and while I'm sure I could probably find this out in the wilds of the Internet, but could this possibly mean Benson will be the guest for Maximum Overdrive? If so, that would be awesome! ETA: Well...I guess I should have waited 15 more seconds and would have learned this was not the case. Oh well....
  25. I don't know...he was pretty good, I guess. I just think it would've been better if he could've kept from getting so damned flustered.
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