It’s the first GLoP of the new year and as luck would have it, we’ve got plenty to talk about. First up, an actress made a speech at an awards show the other night that bridged the nexus of culture, entertainment, and politics. So yes, the men of GLoP have their say and then some. Also, some thoughts on Rogue One and the Uncanny Valley theory (here’s the 30 Rock  explanation of the theory Jonah refers to in the podcast), are conservatives in sitcoms making a comeback, and some thoughts on the iPhone on its 10th anniversary.

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  1. Profile photo of Randy Weivoda Thatcher

    That graphic had to have taken a lot of time to make.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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    Randy Weivoda That graphic had to have taken a lot of time to make.

    Took about 11 of the 19 punts in last night’s game.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda : That graphic had to have taken a lot of time to make.

    Took about 11 of the 19 punts in last night’s game.

    And what a game!

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    • January 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm
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    The iPad ailettes are a nice touch.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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    Could the Michael Moore Oscars protest speech be revised for Meryl Streep? “Shame on you, Mr. Trump, shame on you.”

    On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Canada, I’d like to thank the Academy for this. I’ve invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to — they are here — they are here in solidarity with me because we like non-fiction.

    We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious President.

    We — We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.?Whether it’s the fiction of duct tape or the fictitious [sic] of orange alerts, we are against this war, Mr. Bush.??Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you.

    And any time you’ve got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up. Thank you very much.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm
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    I have seen the play Superior Donuts. Not sure how they turn that into a sitcom. Will they retain Arthur’s pot-fueled soliloquies? How often will he get to grind off mob boss’ hands? So many questions they leave unanswered.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    Condescension is thick here. Think I’ll pass on the rest.

    If you can’t understand the transgender bathroom argument wasn’t fueled by fear of meeting a transgendered person, you have no idea what drove people to an anti PC candidate.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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    I’m not familiar with “uncanny valley”, but I finally saw Mars Needs Moms a few months ago and thought it was quite a clever and fun movie, and underrated. I laughed at Jonah’s “horrifying and creepy” comment.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm
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    kylez (View Comment):
    I’m not familiar with “uncanny valley”, but I finally saw Mars Needs Moms a few months ago and thought it was quite a clever and fun movie, and underrated. I laughed at Jonah’s “horrifying and creepy” comment.

    Plenty of info here.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 6:40 pm
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    Last Man Standing was doing the political jokes from the beginning, but especially once the now-son-in-law entered the picture. Allen is the funniest thing about the show. I didn’t know he was a conservative before, but I have felt many of his jokes/comments have seemed real, especially since he never straw-man’s our side.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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    Peter Meza (View Comment):

    Could the Michael Moore Oscars protest speech be revised for Meryl Streep? “Shame on you, Mr. Trump, shame on you.”

    On behalf of our producers Kathleen Glynn and Michael Donovan from Canada, I’d like to thank the Academy for this. I’ve invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us, and we would like to — they are here — they are here in solidarity with me because we like non-fiction.

    We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times. We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious President.

    We — We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.?Whether it’s the fiction of duct tape or the fictitious [sic] of orange alerts, we are against this war, Mr. Bush.??Shame on you, Mr. Bush, shame on you.

    And any time you’ve got the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up. Thank you very much.

    And then he got re-elected.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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    Rob Long can’t be out of material. My favorite NR column of his was when Jean-Marie le Pen made the final round of the French presidential election, and Long wrote a piece from the perspective of his incumbent opponent that started: ” I am a sad, sad frog…”. Go find it, you will snort.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 8:34 pm
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    One word for the choice of the Nerves’ “Hanging on the Telephone” for the outro: ULTRABITCHIN.

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    • January 10, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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    Jonah, John, Rob, there was an pro-fracking movie, done by Phelim McAleer, an independent film maker who brought us “Mine your own business” and has finished the Gosnell movie, looking for a distributor… I think it was called “frack nation” and it went to the same places as the anti-frack movie, interviewed some of the same people, and interviewed scientists… it was very good; I can’t be the only person in America to have watched it?!

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    • January 11, 2017 at 5:19 am
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    Nancy Spalding (View Comment):
    Jonah, John, Rob, there was an pro-fracking movie, done by Phelim McAleer, an independent film maker who brought us “Mine your own business” and has finished the Gosnell movie, looking for a distributor… I think it was called “frack nation” and it went to the same places as the anti-frack movie, interviewed some of the same people, and interviewed scientists… it was very good; I can’t be the only person in America to have watched it?!

    You beat me to it. I saw Fracknation and it’s excellent. Maybe we need to put up a post on it. I think it was on Netflix for a while, but if you’re looking for a great PRO-fracking movie check out Fracknation.

    http://fracknation.com/

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    • January 11, 2017 at 6:09 am
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    I appreciated the LIE travelogue since Shelter Rock Rd is my exit and if there’s traffic I may exit at Lakeville Rd, also I’m two blocks from Old Country Rd which was also mentioned.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 8:46 am
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    Interesting. I had no uncanny valley issues with Tarkin. In fact I was thinking I can’t believe he is still alive!

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    • January 11, 2017 at 9:00 am
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    Jonah, back in 1972 they’re weren’t these stupid partisian speeches at the Oscars. The world has gotten worse in that way.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 10:26 am
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    Sal

    Rob Long’s micro-dosing gag is getting really old. If you have seen first-hand the destruction drug use can cause you would not find it so funny. This kind of humor legitimizes something which afflicts our country horribly, particularly in the lower strata of society. Read “Hillbilly Elegy Again”, please. It also makes me wonder why I subscribe to a supposedly conservative website.

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    • January 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm
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    Logitech headsets are great.

    Sal (View Comment):
    Rob Long’s micro-dosing gag is getting really old. If you have seen first-hand the destruction drug use can cause you would not find it so funny. This kind of humor legitimizes something which afflicts our country horribly, particularly in the lower strata of society.

    Disagree entirely- it’s funny. Drugs have affected our country horribly, and humor’s a wonderful coping mechanism. Also, microdosing isn’t what did the damage.

    Sal (View Comment):
    It also makes me wonder why I subscribe to a supposedly conservative website.

    Buckley tried pot. National Review endorsed ending the drug war two decades before the New York Times. It’s a center-right site, not a straight-edge site.

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    • January 13, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    Sal

    The fact that WFB was for legal pot or for stopping the war on drugs does not make either policy right. WFB was a great man but he was just a man. He also made mistakes, such as supporting the Panama Canal giveaway. We need to look at the impact of drugs in the real world. It’s really horrendous.

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    • January 17, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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