Full of Rage

This week, another tiptoe through non-sequiturs, riffs, racy stories, and long forgotten factoids and anecdotes about TV, movies, and whatever else pops into the GLoPer’s psyches.  We’ve got Liberace, Rob may be re-locating, Jonah has anger, John knows why fandom is addicting, and a story about Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn that has a good end.

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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    There is a real difference in cancer rates among smokers pre-ww ii and post. With the advent of chemical potash based fertilizers in tobacco, the plants became contaminated with trace elements from the potash – namely polonium 210 and lead 210 … These elements get caught in your lungs (or the lungs of 2nd hand smoke breathers) and cause cancer.

    This is why lung cancer was relatively rare pre ww ii, but became common in the post war years. IF we regulated the use of these fertilizers from tobacco production lung cancer rates would fall.

    Movies in San Fransisco? How about ‘Zodiac’?

    You’se all discussed New Orleans movies, and skip over “Big Easy”?

     

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    You’se all discussed New Orleans movies, and skip over “Big Easy”?

    John mentions it and that he doesn’t like it, then Rob mentions a movie, and then they do an ad read.

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  3. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    Rob should be quite happy, “Study Finds Link Between Happiness, Not Knowing Who Chrissy Teigen Is“. Sadly I know a bit about her and am sadder for it.

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  4. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Rob should be quite happy, “Study Finds Link Between Happiness, Not Knowing Who Chrissy Teigen Is“. Sadly I know a bit about her and am sadder for it.

    Funny article!

    Actually, I’m perfectly happy knowing who Chrissy Teigen is.  I first heard about her on the Mock and Daisy podcast, where they verbally dismembered Teigen for some of the things she’s said and done.

    Not knowing her personally is why I’m happy . . .

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  5. TallCon Coolidge
    TallCon
    @TallCon

    Rob Long describing Sean Connery in The Presidio(1988): “…a million years old.” Sean Connery in 1988: 58.

    Rob Long’s age when describing Sean Connery in The Presidio: 56.

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  6. Wildmuk Coolidge
    Wildmuk
    @WilliamMukalian

    I agree with Jonah that some people go nuts about what movies and television show are really about.  Some of these people do need a life.  Oh, and after watching 30 Youtube videos.  The movie The Rock is about James Bond!!!  I gotta go now, more Youtubes to see.

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  7. Rjcarell Coolidge
    Rjcarell
    @Rjcarell

    Jonah imagined Kamala as an oncologist.  My old dermatologist had the best Yelp review ever.  Some lady complained when she greeted him with “How are you Doctor Kaminsky?” He replied: “Better than you.  You have CANCER!”    

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  8. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Obligatory screen shot from this show:

     


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  9. J Ro Member
    J Ro
    @JRo

    Jonah says not putting DC Metro in Georgetown is “structural racism”? 

    Let’s call it “infrastructural racism” to be more specific.

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  10. Fynxbell Member
    Fynxbell
    @Fynxbell

    Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

    First broadcast in USA NBC Sep 8th, 1966

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  11. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Wasn’t Star Trek one of the first TV series-es that started being repeated early and often, in syndication on location stations, etc?  That started from fan attention, and could easily explain why it got so much more fan attention.

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  12. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    When Jonah starts ranting about “intellectuals” with too much time on their hands and no productive outlets, are there any mirrors nearby?

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  13. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    The Moller Skycar has been around for some time.

    The magazine cover story is from 1991.

     

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/6/15930812/moller-skycar-flying-car-for-sale-ebay

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  14. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    For Baltimore movies, how about “The Sum Of All Fears?”

    HAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

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  15. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    No movies set in Phoenix?

    How about “Used Cars?”

    Others such as “Bus Stop” are more famous, but I loved “Used Cars.”

    And for Scottsdale?

    How about “Auto-Focus?”

    Poor Bob Crane…

     

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  16. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    kedavis: Wasn’t Star Trek one of the first TV series-es that started being repeated early and often, in syndication on location stations, etc? 

    No. Reruns were a staple on independent television stations back then. It barely had enough episodes to strip. At 72 episodes you were back to episode 1 every 14 weeks. 

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  17. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    kedavis (View Comment):

    No movies set in Phoenix?

    How about “Used Cars?”

    Others such as “Bus Stop” are more famous, but I loved “Used Cars.”

    And for Scottsdale?

    How about “Auto-Focus?”

    Poor Bob Crane…

     

    And then there’s Winslow, Arizona, immortalized in song.  There’s also a tourist photo op stop related to it:

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  18. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    kedavis (View Comment):

    No movies set in Phoenix?

    How about “Used Cars?”

    Others such as “Bus Stop” are more famous, but I loved “Used Cars.”

    And for Scottsdale?

    How about “Auto-Focus?”

    Poor Bob Crane…

     

    Raising Arizona …

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  19. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    No movies set in Phoenix?

    How about “Used Cars?”

    Others such as “Bus Stop” are more famous, but I loved “Used Cars.”

    And for Scottsdale?

    How about “Auto-Focus?”

    Poor Bob Crane…

     

    Raising Arizona …

    It’s technically on the list, but can’t hold a candle to Used Cars.

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  20. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    EJHill (View Comment):

    kedavis: Wasn’t Star Trek one of the first TV series-es that started being repeated early and often, in syndication on location stations, etc?

    No. Reruns were a staple on independent television stations back then. It barely had enough episodes to strip. At 72 episodes you were back to episode 1 every 14 weeks.

    79 episodes, and stations didn’t – and still don’t – necessarily run shows 7 days a week.  Me TV, for example, still only shows Star Trek one night a week.  And if it was being run just on school days, it lasts almost 16 weeks.

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  21. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Stad (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    No movies set in Phoenix?

    How about “Used Cars?”

    Others such as “Bus Stop” are more famous, but I loved “Used Cars.”

    And for Scottsdale?

    How about “Auto-Focus?”

    Poor Bob Crane…

     

    And then there’s Winslow, Arizona, immortalized in song. There’s also a tourist photo op stop related to it:

     

    And Benson, Arizona, also immortalized in a song, that was used repeatedly in the movie “Dark Star.”

     

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  22. SParker Member
    SParker
    @SParker

    Fan theories had a vogue among writers in the late 19th-, early 20th-century.  The theory had to be both clever and fit the evidence better than the original work.  James Joyce suggested that in Ibsen’s Ghosts, Oswald inherits his syphilis from his mother, not his father (which turns out to be the medically correct way to do that.)  Nabokov (a Joyce fan) had my very favorite:  Hamlet’s father’s ghost is actually Fortinbras’ father’s ghost.  Simple cui bono?:  Fortinbras Sr. gets revenge on Hamlet Sr. for combatting him to death and pretty much clears the field of totally incompetent extended Hamlet royal family members for Fortinbras Jr. to ascend the Danish throne after Act V–although a certain amount of tidying up and corpse-removal is going to be necessary: a ghost can only do so much.  Additionally it fits the recurring theme in Shakespeare that the supernatural is even more treacherous and unreliable than regular natural.

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  23. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Off topic – what’s the reason the theme song changed?  Was it because of copyright issues?

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  24. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Stad: Off topic – what’s the reason the theme song changed? Was it because of copyright issues?

    Yes.

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  25. John Russell Thatcher
    John Russell
    @JohnRussell

    For New Orleans movies, I name Cat People (1982), starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, and John Heard.

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  26. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:  regarding flying cars etc, many people don’t realize how much injury, death, and destruction due to traffic collisions, is avoided thanks to friction and gravity.

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  27. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Another San Francisco movie:  The Towering Inferno.

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  28. Linda Royer Lincoln
    Linda Royer
    @Linda Royer

    You guys continually crack me up. This is my favourite podcast and I save it for long drives or long runs as I know it will make the time fly by (on planes). The story about Sean Connery was priceless, the open hand/pc stuff was just hilarious as well as the best SNL skit ever…

    May I suggest movies set in Cleveland……all two of them….

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  29. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Linda Royer (View Comment):

    You guys continually crack me up. This is my favourite podcast and I save it for long drives or long runs as I know it will make the time fly by (on planes). The story about Sean Connery was priceless, the open hand/pc stuff was just hilarious as well as the best SNL skit ever…

    May I suggest movies set in Cleveland……all two of them….

    I don’t know about Cleveland, but I’d pay to see WKRP: The Movie!

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