Happy Problems

This week on America’s most beloved pop culture podcast: ACTUAL pop culture! Yes faithful listener, the men of GLoP have heard the voice of the people (and read their comments), and they have listened. There is positively NO politics in this podcast (so alliterative!). Not even one mention of the T-Word (OK, there might be one — but it’s late and we’re not going to go back and bleep it out. Instead, a cacophony of topics ranging from doodling on TV (no, that’s not a metaphor), the loss of porno parody movie titles, Mythic Quest, Ninotchka, Tango & Cash, what are the best movie endings, Rob’s health care short film that never got made, the funniest woman on Tik Tok, and more! You’re welcome.

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  1. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Rob Long: You could remake Ninotchka!

    Cole Porter: Yeah. We could call it Silk Stockings and make it with Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse!

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    • July 30, 2020, at 7:08 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    Ricochet Audio Network: This week on America’s most beloved pop culture podcast: ACTUAL pop culture! Yes faithful listener, the men of GLoP have heard the voice of the people (and read their comments), and they have listened.

    Ain’t that worth at least a hot diggity dog?

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    • July 30, 2020, at 7:11 AM PDT
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  3. RS711 Listener

    I don’t mind anti-Trump or pro-Trump talk but it is nice not to have politics all the time.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 8:22 AM PDT
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  4. James Lileks Contributor

    Interesting art – it’s familiar but I just can’t place it.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 8:57 AM PDT
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  5. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    James Lileks: Interesting art – it’s familiar but I just can’t place it.

    Oh, great. Of all the people to get a DMCA takedown request from…

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  6. Jon1979 Lincoln

    EJHill (View Comment):

    James Lileks: Interesting art – it’s familiar but I just can’t place it.

    Oh, great. Of all the people to get a DACA takedown request from…

    Should have saved it for The Ricochet Podcast.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:18 AM PDT
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  7. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    The remake of Ninotchka would be set in the near future after the Antifa Revolution. The humorless college administrator could go to Paris to sell artwork from the Frick Museum.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:46 AM PDT
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  8. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Best movie endings? I liked

    “As good as it gets” – I liked it because it shows that his craziness was because he was living within himself – at the end of a movie his interest (maybe developing love) for Helen Hunt cures him of some of his OCD. 

    “Rocky” – Great movie from start to finish… But the ending was great…

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – although this movie has been completely ruined for me by “Big Bang Theory”, the movie’s ending was great.

    Movie ending that disappointed me?

    “Omega Man” – this film was a late night movie regular in the mid to late 70s… I haven’t seen it since, but I still remember it ending with Charlton Heston dying in the fountain (after being betrayed by his girl friend?) … The movie “I am Legend” is a remake of this film – but with a better ending. I was a kid when I last saw this so some of the plot points had gone over my head at the time. (like I didnt know the disease was bio-warfare and not just a pandemic – maybe I’ve forgoten)

     

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 12:01 PM PDT
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  9. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    If happy people didn’t have interesting and surprising interactions, nobody would listen to a podcast of three friends joking with each other and ruminating together. 

    The most popular sitcoms are shows about nothing, like Seinfeld and Corner Gas. In His Girl Friday, the audience likes both Russell’s character and Grant’s, yet there’s a whole movie essentially about the banter between them and being exhausted by the very thing that attracts. 

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    • July 30, 2020, at 12:15 PM PDT
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  10. Tennessee Patriot Member
    Tennessee Patriot Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    They can talk about whatever they like. Conservatives don’t need trigger warnings or safe spaces! No snowflakes on Ricochet. The only thing I don’t want to hear is Pod taking our Lord’s name in vain. Not necessary and makes me think less of him.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 12:58 PM PDT
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  11. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Tennessee Patriot (View Comment):

    They can talk about whatever they like. Conservatives don’t need trigger warnings or safe spaces! No snowflakes on Ricochet. The only thing I don’t want to hear is Pod taking our Lord’s name in vain. Not necessary and makes me think less of him.

    It’s become a once a week thing with him

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    • July 30, 2020, at 2:51 PM PDT
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  12. kedavis Member

    EJHill (View Comment):

    James Lileks: Interesting art – it’s familiar but I just can’t place it.

    Oh, great. Of all the people to get a DACA takedown request from…

    DACA?

    I thought there wasn’t going to be any politics this time!

    Try DMCA.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 3:33 PM PDT
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  13. kedavis Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Best movie endings? I liked

    “As good as it gets” – I liked it because it shows that his craziness was because he was living within himself – at the end of a movie his interest (maybe developing love) for Helen Hunt cures him of some of his OCD.

    “Rocky” – Great movie from start to finish… But the ending was great…

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – although this movie has been completely ruined for me by “Big Bang Theory”, the movie’s ending was great.

    Movie ending that disappointed me?

    “Omega Man” – this film was a late night movie regular in the mid to late 70s… I haven’t seen it since, but I still remember it ending with Charlton Heston dying in the fountain (after being betrayed by his girl friend?) … The movie “I am Legend” is a remake of this film – but with a better ending. I was a kid when I last saw this so some of the plot points had gone over my head at the time. (like I didnt know the disease was bio-warfare and not just a pandemic – maybe I’ve forgoten)

    Have you seen All Of Me with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin?

    I once won kind of a “contest” with that movie, from a challenge to name a comedy/funny movie with a very strong tear-jerker ending. All Of Me has it.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 3:36 PM PDT
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  14. kylez Member
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    I love how not talking politics immediately turns to pornography. 

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    • July 30, 2020, at 3:44 PM PDT
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  15. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    kedavis: Try DMCA.

    I would swear on a stack of pancakes that is what I originally typed. I know the difference.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 4:27 PM PDT
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  16. kylez Member
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    The “best joke John’s heard in years” turned out pretty good, better than his “greatest joke ever” attempt a couple podcasts ago.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  17. Henry Castaigne Member

    kylez (View Comment):

    The “best joke John’s heard in years” turned out pretty good, better than his “greatest joke ever” attempt a couple podcasts ago.

    Also, his segway seemed fairly competent. Which is quite impressive for John.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 4:54 PM PDT
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  18. kedavis Member

    Actually, the Planet Of The Apes MOVIE – not the original short story which doesn’t have this problem – is rather dumb sci-fi… -ish… fare. Anyone with half a brain would/should know they were back on Earth the moment the apes started speaking perfect Engrish. 

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    • July 30, 2020, at 5:09 PM PDT
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  19. kedavis Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    The “best joke John’s heard in years” turned out pretty good, better than his “greatest joke ever” attempt a couple podcasts ago.

    Also, his segway seemed fairly competent. Which is quite impressive for John.

    Segue.

    Segway is that kinda scooter thing you ride.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 5:11 PM PDT
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  20. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”. 

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 7:47 PM PDT
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  21. Henry Castaigne Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Actually, the Planet Of The Apes MOVIE – not the original short story which doesn’t have this problem – is rather dumb sci-fi… -ish… fare. Anyone with half a brain would/should know they were back on Earth the moment the apes started speaking perfect Engrish.

    Can’t you just try liking things Kedavis.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 7:56 PM PDT
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  22. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

     

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 8:11 PM PDT
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  23. Henry Castaigne Member

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

    This is the erudite conversation that justifies a Ricochet membership.

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 8:17 PM PDT
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  24. Gary McVey Contributor
    Gary McVey Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

    This is the erudite conversation that justifies a Ricochet membership.

    It’s the kind of quality you just can’t get at RedState, PJ Media, or Focus on the Family. 

     

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:34 PM PDT
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  25. RPD Member
    RPD Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

    This is the erudite conversation that justifies a Ricochet membership.

    It’s the kind of quality you just can’t get at RedState, PJ Media, or Focus on the Family.

     

    Finally, some content for the membership pitch.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:46 PM PDT
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  26. Jon1979 Lincoln

    RPD (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

    This is the erudite conversation that justifies a Ricochet membership.

    It’s the kind of quality you just can’t get at RedState, PJ Media, or Focus on the Family.

     

    Finally, some content for the membership pitch.

    I still want to see JPod ride a segway.

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    • July 30, 2020, at 9:51 PM PDT
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  27. Henry Castaigne Member

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    RPD (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

    This is the erudite conversation that justifies a Ricochet membership.

    It’s the kind of quality you just can’t get at RedState, PJ Media, or Focus on the Family.

     

    Finally, some content for the membership pitch.

    I still want to see JPod ride a segway.

    Why does that image amuse me so?

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    • July 31, 2020, at 9:52 AM PDT
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  28. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Jon1979 (View Comment):

    RPD (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Those porno titles were parodies. One real one, that came out in 1981 after “Nine to Five”; “Eight to Four, For Those Who Like to Get In Early”.

     

    In the 80s I worked for a while in a video store that had a porn section. We’d have frequent conversations about the title knock-offs.

    One that sticks in my mind was “Goo Morning Vietnam”.

    This is the erudite conversation that justifies a Ricochet membership.

    It’s the kind of quality you just can’t get at RedState, PJ Media, or Focus on the Family.

     

    Finally, some content for the membership pitch.

    I still want to see JPod ride a segway.

    Why does that image amuse me so?

    It’s got a “Paul Bart: Mall Cop” vibe to it….

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    • July 31, 2020, at 1:17 PM PDT
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  29. Archibald Campbell Member
    Archibald Campbell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Aaron Miller (View Comment):

    If happy people didn’t have interesting and surprising interactions, nobody would listen to a podcast of three friends joking with each other and ruminating together.

    The most popular sitcoms are shows about nothing, like Seinfeld and Corner Gas.

    What? You think there’s not a lot going on? Look closer, Aaron, you’re so wrong.

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    • July 31, 2020, at 7:43 PM PDT
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  30. Archibald Campbell Member
    Archibald Campbell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    “Groundhog Day” has good ending lines. “Let’s live here! We can rent to start.”

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    • July 31, 2020, at 7:44 PM PDT
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