All Hail Orb

This week, GLoP-sters Jonah Goldberg, Rob Long, and John Podhoretz take on the pluses and minuses of cigar smoking, the new trend of re-booting long cancelled TV shows (Twin Peaks, Will and Grace, and Roseanne to name a few), some thought on the Seth Rich media coverage, the meaning of The Orb, and yes, the need. For. Speed.

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There are 22 comments.

  1. Leslie Watkins Member
    Leslie Watkins Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Has the correct episode been posted?

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:16 PM PDT
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  2. David Guaspari Member
    David Guaspari Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    This is indeed an old GLoP podcast. Please post the correct one.

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:26 PM PDT
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  3. Blue Yeti Admin

    Whoops. Momentary technical glitch. Reload the page and you’ll get a piping hot, new GLoP. Sorry!

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  4. Leslie Watkins Member
    Leslie Watkins Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    Whoops. Momentary technical glitch. Reload the page and you’ll a piping hot, new GLoP. Sorry!

    Thanks so much! Got ta get mah glop!

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:34 PM PDT
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  5. Robert Walton Inactive

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    Whoops. Momentary technical glitch. Reload the page and you’ll get a piping hot, new GLoP. Sorry!

    Well please correct it on your pod cast services because they have the wrong episode too.

    Thanks.

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:35 PM PDT
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  6. JamesAtkins Member
    JamesAtkins Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    this may 9 episode

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:36 PM PDT
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  7. Blue Yeti Admin

    If you’ve already downloaded the show on your mobile device and it’s the previous episode, delete that file and re-download it. You’ll get the new one. Sorry, we mis-numbered the episode when we originally published it and it picked up the previous episode.

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  8. profdlp Inactive

    Fresh GLoP is better than stale GLoP, a principle my Junior High cafeteria never quite grasped.

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    • May 24, 2017, at 3:56 PM PDT
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  9. Profile Photo Member

    You shouldn’t wait for Goldberg or Podhoretz to condemn John McCain or the Pee Pee Dossier he has championed. That document pushes their narrative, and they will protect it.

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    • May 24, 2017, at 4:04 PM PDT
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  10. Ambrianne Member

    I toured Johnson Space Center a couple of years ago along with a couple of my cousins who are in their twenties. Mission Control still monitors items the United States has in space from the second floor, but the third floor is a museum piece.

    We went into the theater-style seating behind the glass partition, just like the scene in Apollo 13 where the astronauts are broadcasting and nobody is watching. The seats are burnt orange and covered in that velvety short Astroturf stuff.

    As I walked in the room, I tripped back in time just like John, Jonah and Rob described – the place absolutely reeks of smoke. I said to my cousins, kids, this is what 1974 smelled like.

    The most interesting thing I learned was the banks of computers (again just like A13) were all for communications. They did all the calculating on slide rules.

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    • May 24, 2017, at 5:27 PM PDT
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  11. Fred Cole Member

    Hey, I’m only 23 mins into this one, and I’ll say that it is already one of the best episodes ever.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 4:28 AM PDT
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  12. Merrijane Thatcher

    The discussion about certain smells transporting you to a place in your youth is spot on. Growing up in Utah and being a Mormon, the only place I ever smelled cigarette smoke was at Lagoon amusement park. It still gives me that summer-holiday-fries-and-burgers-fairway-ride feeling whenever I smell it.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 6:58 AM PDT
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  13. rebark Inactive

    The olfactory systems in the brain are literally right next to the hippocampus and other systems relating to memory recall. So yeah, a smell can bring you back to a time and place in a way that other senses cannot.

    Also, I would never want to see GLoP slash fiction, but I kind of wish I could see the horrified reaction to its existence. Just twenty pages of cornhole jokes.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 9:46 AM PDT
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  14. Merrijane Thatcher

    rebark (View Comment):
    Also, I would never want to see GLoP slash fiction, but I kind of wish I could see the horrified reaction to its existence. Just twenty pages of cornhole jokes.

    Lol!!

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    • May 25, 2017, at 10:15 AM PDT
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  15. Benjamin Glaser Inactive

    Really good stuff from Rob about the massive amount of content out there to watch. I have 15 shows going on Netflix and Amazon Prime that I will never be able to finish watching, with new stuff coming out monthly. Forget about going to the movies or watching things other than live sports on the regular tv.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 12:31 PM PDT
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  16. Lazy_Millennial Member

    Maddox covered this (NSFW), Quantum of Solace is terrible. Key point: the dastardly plot in Quantum is less villainous than a real-life event that happened. Also, it was a utilities rate increase.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 2:01 PM PDT
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  17. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    @roblong Hate to tell you. But Spectre is so awful it makes Octopussy look good.

    @johnpodhoretz Your right, as a person who writes about spies for a modest yearly income For Your Eyes Only is probably one of the most realistic spy movies ever.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 2:01 PM PDT
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  18. Kim K. Member
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    Back in the day (70’s) I was selected to be a page in my state General Assembly. We basically sat around in the back of the chamber and waited for bells over particular numbers to ring and we’d go to that Representative or his/her clerk and see what they needed us to do. If memory serves correctly (not a good bet at this remove) about 30% of the requests were to get a pack of cigs from the vending machines in the basement.

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    • May 25, 2017, at 5:05 PM PDT
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  19. John D. Gibson Coolidge

    JPod’s English accent is far better than Dick Van Dyke’s, but Rob’s comment still had me rolling on the floor.

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    • May 26, 2017, at 3:40 AM PDT
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  20. You ain't no Eric Hoffer Inactive

    Okay, can we all stop lying about Connery being the best bond? Connery’s bond has got nothing on any of the later ones. Moore did the flippantly cool thing much better. Brosnan nailed the suave superhero angle enough to put Connery to shame. Dalton brought the cold deadliness of the book character in a way that makes Connery’s “tough guy” schtick look hokey (especially given that a lot of his rougher scenes consist of merely slapping the Bond girls around). That point is, of course, now mooted after Craig, who’s the most physically imposing oh the lot. The fact that George Lazenby was able to walk in off the street and ape Connery’s bond more or less seamlessly says it all.

    The best thing that can be said for Connery is he got a much better ratio of good scripts to bad. Moore definitely got the short end of that stick. Dalton didn’t get a real dog, but nothing particularly good either, Brosnan and Craig got a 50/50 mix. Other than the unauthorized “Never Say Never”, Connery doesn’t have any real stinkers to his name. “Thunderball” is boring, and “Goldfinger” is boring and silly, but there’s nothing embarrassing in there, either.

    Put Connery in “Octopussy”, or “The living Daylights”, and he’d be revealed as the least of the bunch.

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    • May 26, 2017, at 4:20 AM PDT
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  21. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    You ain't no Eric Hoffer (View Comment):

    Okay, can we all stop lying about Connery being the best bond? Connery’s bond has got nothing on any of the later ones. Moore did the flippantly cool thing much better. Brosnan nailed the suave superhero angle enough to put Connery to shame. Dalton brought the cold deadliness of the book character in a way that makes Connery’s “tough guy” schtick look hokey (especially given that a lot of his rougher scenes consist of merely slapping the Bond girls around). That point is, of course, now mooted after Craig, who’s the most physically imposing oh the lot. The fact that George Lazenby was able to walk in off the street and ape Connery’s bond more or less seamlessly says it all.

    The best thing that can be said for Connery is he got a much better ratio of good scripts to bad. Moore definitely got the short end of that stick. Dalton didn’t get a real dog, but nothing particularly good either, Brosnan and Craig got a 50/50 mix. Other than the unauthorized “Never Say Never”, Connery doesn’t have any real stinkers to his name. “Thunderball” is boring, and “Goldfinger” is boring and silly, but there’s nothing embarrassing in there, either.

    Put Connery in “Octopussy”, or “The living Daylights”, and he’d be revealed as the least of the bunch.

    There’s a lot of truth in this.

    There’s also a lot of truth in the time and place when you see the Bond flick (or any movie, for that matter). MoonSpectre came out in 1979, 2 years after Star Wars, and I was 12. So anything in space was good already, no matter how amazingly stupid the plot was, and everything Moore was doing was. Stupid, I mean. Also, “Drax” as a bad guy name is about as threatening as “Danish”.

    And not Moore’s fault. He’s the actor, not the scriptwriter. Probably not going to turn down a high-paying gig that requires probably 3-4 months worth of time.

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    • May 28, 2017, at 12:53 PM PDT
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  22. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    I just watched the long version trailer for Moonraker. I forgot there were laser pistols, cartoon-drawn blasts lighting up the mediocrity.

    My childhood lies in ashes before you.

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    • May 28, 2017, at 12:58 PM PDT
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