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This week, the men of GLoP kick around Woody Allen, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the way the media has covered these stories, what did Shirley Temple have that Bieber and Cyrus don’t, the hagiography of Hillary (aided and abetted by Andrea Mitchell), HBO’s True Detective, Matthew McConaughey, TV business zombies, and the slow motion avalanche that is ObamaCare.

EJHill does it for the kids.

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  1. PsychLynne Inactive

    I haven’t listened to the podcast, but this is already in my Top 5 EJHill art. It’s groovy.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 3:26 AM PST
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  2. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Podhoretz, Goldberg and jazz hands. What’s not to love?

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    • February 12, 2014, at 3:41 AM PST
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  3. Edward Smith Inactive

    Rob Long looks a little creepy in this setting.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 3:53 AM PST
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  4. Crow's Nest Inactive

    I feel as unsafe around that picture as Rob and Jonah felt around John’s Martini & Rossi ballad….

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    • February 12, 2014, at 3:58 AM PST
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  5. doc molloy Inactive

    Mr Podhoretz is doing Astaire.. Mr Goldberg is doing a Monkee.. Last train to Obamaville.. Unfortunately Mr Long is waltzing like the Wolfman.. But Shirley is still tops. All bells and no bottoms on the good ship lolliop.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 4:09 AM PST
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  6. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    The boys mixed up their Jackies. The California law was named after Jackie Coogan (aka Uncle Fester) not Cooper.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 4:35 AM PST
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  7. doc molloy Inactive
    EJHill: The boys mixed up their Jackies. The California law was named after Jackie Coogan (aka Uncle Fester) not Cooper. · 1 minute ago
    Must be the factor Astaire kicking in..You say Coogan and I say Cooper

    You say fester, and I say faster

    Fester, faster, Coogan, Cooper

    Who let the Jackies out..

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    • February 12, 2014, at 4:43 AM PST
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  8. doc molloy Inactive

     factor Astaire?? I’m losing it faster than I thought..

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    • February 12, 2014, at 4:45 AM PST
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    Crow’s Nest: I feel as unsafe around that picture as Rob and Jonah felt around John’s Martini & Rossi ballad…. · 1 hour ago

    I didn’t add that to the show description as I didn’t want to scare anyone off. Now that its been outed, I feel duty bound to post this:

     

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    • February 12, 2014, at 5:12 AM PST
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  10. doc molloy Inactive

     As Fritz Kraemer said, Bill was just a spinmeister but Hillary she actually believed her lines.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 5:23 AM PST
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  11. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane OyenJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “True Detective” isn’t an adaptation of Max Allan Collins’ Nate Heller story? Forget it, then.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 10:47 AM PST
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  12. Isaiah's Job Member

    Kayfabe: the portrayal of staged events within professional wrestling as “real” or “true,” specifically the portrayal of competition, rivalries, and relationships between wrestlers as being genuine and not of a staged nature. Kayfabe has also evolved to become a code word of sorts for maintaining this “reality” before the general public. It is derived from old carnival slang terminology.

    The old Hollywood PR machine understood the concept of Kayfabe quite well. The insiders were the “Smarts” who knew the truth, most of the country were the “Marks” who believed what the PR machine presented them with – and those who didn’t pretended they did, and were thus “Smarks.”

    The Clintons are Smarts: they know when they are lying and putting on a show. James Carville is a Smark: he knows it’s a show, but pretends he doesn’t know. Andrea Mitchell – along with most Democratic Party primary voters – is just Marks.

    Sad but true.

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    • February 12, 2014, at 10:59 AM PST
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  13. Podkayne of Israel Member

    I’m a big fan of the show, but this one was particularly smart and enjoyable.

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    • February 13, 2014, at 1:02 AM PST
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  14. Profile Photo Member

    Just so we know….Clark Gable did not kill a pedestrian and have it covered up…

    http://www.snopes.com/movies/actors/gable2.asp

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    • February 13, 2014, at 4:37 AM PST
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  15. Profile Photo Member

    John Podhoretz’s discussion on Woody Allen was much appreciated. It is good to hear disgust at his “atomization of a family” articulated so well. Fantastic podcast as always – hilarious and smart.

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    • February 13, 2014, at 6:41 AM PST
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