Helping Jonah Write a Column

It’s the last GLoP of the year — oh wait, it’s the last GLoP of the decade. Better make this one memorable. What can we do? I know, let’s help Jonah write a column. YES.

So that’s what we do: Rob and John suggest column topics and along the way, cover the which droids they’d like to be, the trouble with Clint Eastwood’s new movie Richard Jewell, why the Democratic party is eating itself, a bit of Rank Punditry®, Rob’s newest obsession: ASMR videos (no, we’ve never heard of it either), and various other rabbit holes and detours.

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  1. jeannebodine, Verbose Bon Viva… Member

    That’s a cinch – he can just do what he always does, steal one from Ace of Spades.

    • #1
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:11 AM PST
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  2. Bishop Wash Member

    Won’t it be a victory lap for taking down Trump?

    • #2
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:32 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  3. Instugator Thatcher
    Instugator Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Ricochet Audio Network: oh wait, it’s the last GLoP of the decade.

    No it’s not. The new decade doesn’t start until ’21

    from Wikipedia

    decade in the Gregorian calendar is a period from a year which ends on the digit 1 to the following year which is a multiple of ten;

     

    • #3
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:42 AM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    The new decade starts on January 1, 2021. Are you cats taking next year off?

    • #4
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:52 AM PST
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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Ham-Fisted Bu… Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    The new decade starts on January 1, 2021. Are you cats taking next year off?

    If only.

    • #5
    • December 19, 2019, at 7:23 AM PST
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  6. Jon1979 Lincoln

    So Rob’s next trip overseas is going to be to India, for a haircut and a head massage?

    (Jonah must really be stuck for a column, because everyone on last week’s GLoPcast was saying it would be the last of the decade years that have the numeral ‘1’ in the tens column.)

    • #6
    • December 19, 2019, at 7:35 AM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    Cynical Desperation would be a great band name.

    • #7
    • December 19, 2019, at 7:35 AM PST
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  8. Arahant Member

    Good call to avoid the topic of Trump and Impeachment, Jonah. May I suggest another column on Airborne Volcano-Lancing Lasers?

    • #8
    • December 19, 2019, at 7:40 AM PST
    • 6 likes
  9. Arahant Member

    I think I had rather watch the movie you guys are making up than what you’re making fun of. If you need a bit of guerilla movie-making footage from London (Ontario), let me know. It’s not that far away.

    • #9
    • December 19, 2019, at 8:18 AM PST
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  10. Arahant Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    The new decade starts on January 1, 2021. Are you cats taking next year off?

    If only.

    Now, now, Drew, they can be very entertaining.

    • #10
    • December 19, 2019, at 8:19 AM PST
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  11. DrewInWisconsin, Ham-Fisted Bu… Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    The new decade starts on January 1, 2021. Are you cats taking next year off?

    If only.

    Now, now, Drew, they can be very entertaining.

    You also listen to folk music.

    • #11
    • December 19, 2019, at 8:22 AM PST
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  12. Arahant Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    The new decade starts on January 1, 2021. Are you cats taking next year off?

    If only.

    Now, now, Drew, they can be very entertaining.

    You also listen to folk music.

    Those Wisconsin Oompa bands just get tiring after awhile.

    • #12
    • December 19, 2019, at 8:32 AM PST
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  13. Blue Yeti Admin

    Just dropping in here to note that this show was recorded on Monday 12/16 and the column Jonah ended up writing is here. 

    • #13
    • December 19, 2019, at 9:31 AM PST
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  14. Arahant Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Just dropping in here to note that this show was recorded on Monday 12/16 and the column Jonah ended up writing is here.

    Is he saying the politicians are all mooning us? 😁

    • #14
    • December 19, 2019, at 10:02 AM PST
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  15. Bishop Wash Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Cynical Desperation would be a great band name.

    I heard Stephen recommend them on episode 32 of the Conservatarians. 

    • #15
    • December 19, 2019, at 10:38 AM PST
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  16. Arahant Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Cynical Desperation would be a great band name.

    I heard Stephen recommend them on episode 32 of the Conservatarians.

    That would not surprise me.

    • #16
    • December 19, 2019, at 10:38 AM PST
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  17. Bishop Wash Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Cynical Desperation would be a great band name.

    I heard Stephen recommend them on episode 32 of the Conservatarians.

    That would not surprise me.

    I think most times they’re just making up names. 

    • #17
    • December 19, 2019, at 12:15 PM PST
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  18. kedavis Member

    So far I can’t think of any music they’ve played that I would want to hear more than once, if even once.

    • #18
    • December 19, 2019, at 5:12 PM PST
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  19. kedavis Member

    Instugator (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: oh wait, it’s the last GLoP of the decade.

    No it’s not. The new decade doesn’t start until ’21

    from Wikipedia

    A decade in the Gregorian calendar is a period from a year which ends on the digit 1 to the following year which is a multiple of ten;

    That’s a pretty common mistake apparently mostly caused by people not taking into account that there was no year zero.

    So the first decade was years 1 through 10, the first century was years 1 through 100, and so forth. So a century ends with a year ending in 00, and the next century begins with a 01 year. Which is why the first year of the 21st century was 2001, not 2000.

    • #19
    • December 19, 2019, at 5:17 PM PST
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  20. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    So far I can’t think of any music they’ve played that I would want to hear more than once, if even once.

    You can probably blame @blueyeti for that, but I disagree. Enjoyable music. Thanks, Scott.

    • #20
    • December 19, 2019, at 5:37 PM PST
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  21. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    So far I can’t think of any music they’ve played that I would want to hear more than once, if even once.

    You can probably blame @blueyeti for that, but I disagree. Enjoyable music. Thanks, Scott.

    I thought Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller picked the music for The Conservatarians.

    • #21
    • December 19, 2019, at 5:41 PM PST
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  22. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I thought Jon Gabriel and Stephen Miller picked the music for The Conservatarians.

    Ah, yes, in that case. I thought you were referring to this show.

    • #22
    • December 19, 2019, at 5:49 PM PST
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  23. kedavis Member

    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it, but I don’t remember The Black Hole ending the way Rob and JPod describe. My recollection is that Robert Forster and the other remaining “good guys” get through safely and emerge somewhere else in the galaxy; Maximilian Schell’s character experiences a kind of “afterlife” where the robot Maximilian appears as basically the ruler of the underworld, aka Satan. I just don’t remember an angel-like character, I guess I need to see it again.

    • #23
    • December 19, 2019, at 5:50 PM PST
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  24. kedavis Member

    How about this for 10 hours of ASMR relaxation?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz-LK0OBOfM

    • #24
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:23 PM PST
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  25. Merrijane Thatcher

    I love Rob. So much. 

    • #25
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:38 PM PST
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  26. Arahant Member

    kedavis (View Comment):
    How about this for 10 hours of ASMR relaxation?

    Now you’re just being catty. 😜

    • #26
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:50 PM PST
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  27. Bishop Wash Member

    I don’t know if this is ASMR but it’s appropriate for these guys. 

    • #27
    • December 19, 2019, at 6:56 PM PST
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  28. DrewInWisconsin, Ham-Fisted Bu… Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):
    It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it, but I don’t remember The Black Hole ending the way Rob and JPod describe. My recollection is that Robert Forster and the other remaining “good guys” get through safely and emerge somewhere else in the galaxy; Maximilian Schell’s character experiences a kind of “afterlife” where the robot Maximilian appears as basically the ruler of the underworld, aka Satan. I just don’t remember an angel-like character, I guess I need to see it again.

    Everyone gets dragged through the black hole (which early in the movie is described as “something out of Dante’s inferno” (and one character suggests you can see a guy with a pitchfork in there). Reinhardt and his robot merge into one being and they end up in hell with fires burning everywhere. Then the camera pans up to a sort of cathedral interior, and an Angel flies through it . . . and all the protagonists shoot through the black hole and back out into space.

    • #28
    • December 19, 2019, at 7:08 PM PST
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  29. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    jeannebodine (View Comment):

    That’s a cinch – he can just do what he always does, steal one from Ace of Spades.

    Jonah doesn’t always steal columns, but when he does, it is from Ace of Spaces.

    • #29
    • December 19, 2019, at 8:15 PM PST
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  30. kedavis Member

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    jeannebodine (View Comment):

    That’s a cinch – he can just do what he always does, steal one from Ace of Spades.

    Jonah doesn’t always steal columns, but when he does, it is from Ace of Spaces.

    You forgot the picture of the Most Interesting Man In The World. :-)

    • #30
    • December 19, 2019, at 8:53 PM PST
    • 2 likes