GLoP Culture with Goldberg, Long, and Podhoretz
Episode 29: Troubling Cameos

May 6, 2014
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After an extended absence, the men of GLoP are back to answer and discuss the most important issues of the day: Is it time to break out the midterm victory champagne? The Spiderman reboot: a great or the greatest Spiderman reboot? Does Benghazi really matter? Does it matter as much of Game of Thrones? How about Mad Men? Also, Star Wars, a GloP deep dive on Frank Soto’s Monogamy: What Is It Good For? post, the funniest thing on Twitter, and Rob describes a unique French hygiene custom. Yup, we go there.

We’ve got a bad feeling about this, EJHill

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  1. EJHill

    Luke, I am your CGI father.

  2. Aaron Miller

    A few Hollywood movies have been filmed around Mobile, Alabama recently. They would probably let Michael Bay blow up some real buildings if he agreed to a photo op or two. 

    “No means no… even in Westeros!” Brilliant. I’m sure there was nary a squeak from these people when a baby in the womb was stabbed at the Frey wedding.

    “Talk about steamed milk!” 

    Mad Men is boring. But yes, Rob, someone should give nihilist advertisers swords and see what happens.

  3. Aaron Miller

    “I’m supposed to look to these animals as moral arbiters?” Excellent rant, Jonah. 

    Moral of the story: If you can’t afford to adopt a bonobo, you can’t afford a bonobo lifestyle. 

    If you can afford it, feel free to throw your scat around on CNN or in The New York Times.

  4. EJHill

    Gentlemen, are those your light sabers or are you just happy to see me?

  5. Aaron Miller

    Which Star Wars books, if any, are worth reading? You guys sound like you might know. 

    I don’t know what y’all are worried about. Lawrence Kasdan, of The Empire Strikes Back, is on the script for the new film. And George Lucas has been relegated to consultant role. The way I see it, it all depends on how much leeway they have to ignore Lucas.

  6. Benjamin Glaser

    If I was going to recommend a place to “start” in the Star Wars canon it would be with the Thrawn Trilogy

    I’ve read most of the official “canon” and haven’t really read a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Han Solo “prequel” trilogy.

  7. Frank Soto
    C

    Benjamin Glaser:

    If I was going to recommend a place to “start” in the Star Wars canon it would be with the Thrawn Trilogy.

    I’ve read most of the official “canon” and haven’t really read a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Han Solo “prequel” trilogy.

    The Thrawn trilogy was the best of the novels.  But I was 16 when I read them, so take that recommendation with a grain of salt.

  8. Simon Roberts

    The Raimi reboot was the greatest Spiderman reboot – without doubt. Sam Raimi is a flawed genius in my opinion. He has made some of the worst films I have ever seen but his talent is remarkable. The Evil Dead was an incredible achievement.  He seems to have virtually stopped directing now – which is a great shame.

  9. The Unreasonable Man

    The worst line ever written in a script appeared in a dialog between Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner in the “film” Daredevil.  “Stay”.  While I wish it on nobody, one must witness this  to comprehend the awfulness.

  10. doc molloy

    Rob talking about the people who write these ‘moral’ cutsie pieces “… two years of the first flying plate..”Larry Hart said much the same thing in I wish I were in love again.. 

    The broken dates,
    the endless waits,
    the lovely loving and the hateful hates,
    the conversations with the flying plates
    I wish I were in love again!

  11. Blue Yeti
    C

    Edward Smith:

    You closed with the wrong song.

    Who’s Making Love To Your Old Lady While You Are Out Making Love

     I was trying to end on a somewhat optimistic note. 

  12. Brian

    There must have been an audio problem, i only heard the P in GLoP, again.

  13. Sabrdance

    Frank Soto:

    Benjamin Glaser:

    If I was going to recommend a place to “start” in the Star Wars canon it would be with the Thrawn Trilogy.

    I’ve read most of the official “canon” and haven’t really read a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Han Solo “prequel” trilogy.

    The Thrawn trilogy was the best of the novels. But I was 16 when I read them, so take that recommendation with a grain of salt.

     I’ve read them a couple times since college.
     

    Let me put it this way: After the New Jedi Order debacle, I wrote off Star Wars entirely with 3 exceptions: Zahn, Alliston, and Stackpole.
     
    Oh, and guys -what are you trying to do?  Jinx us?  Bring down the wrath of on high from whatever?

  14. James Stack

    GLOP continues as best podcast on Ricochet.  

    Either P or G continues to overuse the word notion which has become a MSM fave. Obama says it constantly – usually in dismissive way regarding some thing said or believed by his opponents. The word idea must be used. It’s useful, it’s not cliche, it’s a weapon against intelligentsia. 

    What is the book about Louis IV personal cleansing habits? Sounds great.

  15. James Gawron

    welles_1

    Long Rob

    ….hmmmmm….naaah it couldn’t be.

    Regards,

    Jim

  16. Casey

    Prediction:

    Eaten By A RINO will be the featured band at the 2016 convention.

  17. Tom Meyer, Ed.
    C

    GoT SPOLIERS:

    I never thought I’d say this, but going to (partially) defend the freak-out over the Lannister rape scene.

    Probably the single worst aspect of the show (which I otherwise enjoy) has been it’s propensity to add rape and violence to an already rape and violence addled series.  Though oftentimes this takes the form of showing us stuff that had took place “off camera” in the books, there have now been two instances where the show has taken a scene of consensual sex and unnecessarily turned it into something much more violent.  The first was the consummation of Dany and Drogo’s wedding (which is borderline sweet in the books; honestly) and now the Jamie/Cersei scene.  Making the latter one worse, as John said, was the fact that it majorly derails Jamie’s rehabilitation, which is one of the more powerful transformations in the books.

  18. Frank Soto
    C

    Tom Meyer:

     there have now been two instances where the show has taken a scene of consensual sex and unnecessarily turned it into something much more violent. The first was the consummation of Dany and Drogo’s wedding (which is borderline sweet in the books; honestly)

    Going to disagree on this one.  Though that first scene in the books was borderline sweet, every time after that in the book the scenes play out like rape until Dany basically takes charge of the relationship.

    Martin’s version of their first time in the book is out of place for how their relationship starts.

  19. Casey

    Blue Yeti:

    Edward Smith:

    You closed with the wrong song.

    Who’s Making Love To Your Old Lady While You Are Out Making Love

    I was trying to end on a somewhat optimistic note.

     Al Green is never the wrong choice.

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