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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    Time for an emergency episode! Or for Sean and Hayes to do a guest appearance on CSpan.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    Jokes aside, I'm worried that S&H are taking a Christmas holiday at the worst possible time. I am very excited to hear you all on the call in episode, but more than that I really don't know what to think about the upcoming war between North Korea and Sony. I mean, is Hollywood really so craven that they will stop movies entirely, just because some 4chan dorks threaten that Dennis Rodman will beat up anyone who goes to a movie theater? I need the trusted voice of a Hollywood insider to explain and reassure me that this isnt the end of movies forever. (I hope it is just until King John Un is dead.) Anyhow, Sean and Hayes if you are out there, maybe you can pop into the forum to tell us if its ok to go out at Christmas and look at some movies.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    What a great resource, thanks for letting me know. The section about "the Fig" hand gesture is definitely going to save me some cross-cultural embarrassment! I also appreciate how thoroughly cited the article is. Cultural specificity Main article: Fig sign In certain cultures, such as in Korea,[6] Central America,[7] Japan,[8] and Turkey[9] displaying the "got your nose" hand position may be seen as vulgar or otherwise impolite. Observers of the game from these cultures can be shocked to see the gesture used in a children's game.[8]
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    Very funny stuff! Do you then laugh really aggressively? For me, that always makes jokes ten times funnier. It's my little way of making sure my companion knows they just experienced me amusing myself at their expense, and that it wasn't a shared moment of humor between us. P.S. Do you know the one where the punchline is "I've got your nose!" You should totally learn it, because it's right in your wheelhouse. I don't want to try to tell it because I'll probably mess it up, but trust me, it's hilarious.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    My favorite joke that I almost missed was Sinbad explaining the invention of pizza.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    I guess the cat's out of the bag now. Yeah, yeah, I'm married, big deal. It's just a little secret information about me that you didn't know before. And my wife's name is Rube.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    I agree with your approach, focusing on perfecting a single joke. In your case, two jokes. For me, I mainly make jokes based on the similar sounds of the words "pear" and "pair." Like this. Me: "So do you want a pear(pair)*?" Rube: "No thanks." Me: "Ok then, do you just want one?" Rube: Me: "Hahahahahaha!" I am deadly serious about this. It has come perilously close to ending my marriage. *It works way better verbally. Written down, I can see that it looks a little forced.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    It's like choosing among your own children: nobody wants to publicly admit that they have a top five.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    Am I crazy? I always thought they were saying "improb comedy," as in "improbable." Because of surprises. Thinking about it, your way might make more sense though. I'm probably wrong. (Get it?*) *(I'm prob)ably wrong. From what I was talking about before. It's known as a call-back, or as some people like to say, a "Harold."
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    In no particular order... Contract negotiations w. Scott Awkwardman Sinbad Paul Scheer This one Fifth spot left blank in the expectation that a future episode will be top-5 worthy.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    In the words of Othello, Anastasia is "one who lik'd not wisely, but too well."
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    I assumed that was a cardboard standup display of Andy, for Earwolf visitors to take souvenir photos with.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    I was very interested to learn how Splinterheads got its title. I love these little tidbits of behind the scenes info! It reminds me of "Behind the Music" if that show was actually about movies and not music.
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    Episode 63 — Thomas Middleditch, Our Close Friend

    Okay, fun's fun, and I totally get that a lot of what Sean and Hayes say in this podcast is jokes. But sometimes I worry that they are saying something in a way that makes people think its jokes, but its totally a real thing that people should take seriously! I'm still only at the beginning of listening to this weeks show, and I had to stop it immediately to point out that when Hayes said that buying a dog is worse than crime, THAT'S NOT A JOKE. It totally IS worse than crime, and I know it, and I'm sure Hayes knows it, but I'm worried about people out there who may not always be able to decipher the comic sensibility, and who can't tell jokes from serious. PS Sorry if I'm being a downer but there are some things people shouldn't ever joke about, and two of those things are buying a dog, and crimes. Edit: Just to be clear, the remaining things that no one should joke about are farting, boners, and people falling down. Not funny, just embarrassing. Have a little empathy for god's sake. 2nd Edit: There might be others, this isn't a comprehensive list. I just can't think of any more right now.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    You just missed American Thanksgiving, but you could probably make it over the "pond" to celebrate United Kingdom Thanksgiving with Andrew. If I'm not mistaken, they celebrate it on Boxing Day.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    So if I understand correctly, each new post going forward will break the all time world record for most commented Hollywood Handbag episode. So with this, lets all celebrate the big three point two eight hundo! We I did it!! Hang on, I'm going to call my parents.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I'm just worried that if you guys did a bad job that Scott Awkwardman will make them end the Hollywood Handbook show, and make them move to New Orleans and start up a third podcast called "The 'Hollywood South' Handbook." Then they'd probably want me to show them around town and introduce them to John Goodman and Brad Pitt, and I'd have to spend hours and hours explaining the significance of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "22 Jump Street." Who's got time for all that noise? Technically, I do, but it seems exhausting.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Hey! No spoilers!
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    It would save a lot of hassle if we could just write our questions here in the forum. That way they could take their time to read them and give thoughtful answers on the show.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Live blogging your own phone call! You are a modern marvel. I'd go so far as to call you Ms Marvel!
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I wonder the same question. I bet it won't be, in case Anastasia says the n-word.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    I like it! Say, "This is 'Tricky Dick' Mixon." Then we'll all know its you.
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    Episode 62 — Jarrad Paul, Our Close Friend

    Apparently Los Angeles was devastated by a tornado yesterday! Will someone please call in and find out if Sean and Hayes are ok? Even if they didn't get directly whirled up in it, they may have been caught in a stampede of panicking movie stars and directors*. *If there's one thing that we know how to do right in the flyover states, it's get hit by tornadoes. In Los Angeles, they probably run to an exterior room in the house, and stand right by a window just like a noob.
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