Not All Heroes Wear Capes

This week on GLoP,  some thoughts on Avengers: End Game and how Marvel has changed the movie business, what’s the best Marvel movie, and hey, why exactly did Rudolph Nuryev defect from the Soviet Union? 🤔 Also, the view from high atop NYC’s Garment Center, who will survive the Battle of Winterfell (including a stunning admission from Rob Long), and another edition of What Are You Reading?

Music from this week’s show: Superman by Goldfinger

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There are 17 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    1) The Scarecrow doesn’t speak Latin (at least not on screen) when he gets his diploma, he recites the Pythagorean Theorem.

    2) There are 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, including Endgame. John’s clearly having a hard time with math today.

    3) Thor is terrific. So is Dark World. It’s a common (so so soooo common) misconception. Come at me. And Ragnorok is the Thor movie for people who hate Thor. Which is apparently a lot of people.

    4) Thank you for the Variety review. I’m sending it to everyone I know.

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    • April 25, 2019, at 1:12 PM PDT
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  2. Member

    Ricochet Audio Network: what’s the best Marvel best movie

    Ummm…

     

    • #2
    • April 25, 2019, at 1:54 PM PDT
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network: what’s the best Marvel best movie

    Ummm…

     

    Fixed! Thanks!

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    • April 25, 2019, at 2:15 PM PDT
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  4. Member

    Should have been titled “Not All Heroes Wear Pants”

    • #4
    • April 25, 2019, at 2:32 PM PDT
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    atbroome (View Comment):

    Should have been titled “Not All Heroes Wear Pants”

    Like Donald Duck!

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    • April 25, 2019, at 4:11 PM PDT
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    TallCon (View Comment):
    1) The Scarecrow doesn’t speak Latin (at least not on screen) when he gets his diploma, he recites the Pythagorean Theorem.

    He tries to recite the Pythagorean theorem, but he gets it wrong.

    • #6
    • April 25, 2019, at 5:51 PM PDT
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    kedavis: Like Donald Duck!

    Since it’s all one happy Disney family, anything’s possible. They’re finishing up the script now on Avengers 22: The Revenge of Steamboat Willie.

    • #7
    • April 25, 2019, at 6:20 PM PDT
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    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    TallCon (View Comment):
    1) The Scarecrow doesn’t speak Latin (at least not on screen) when he gets his diploma, he recites the Pythagorean Theorem.

    He tries to recite the Pythagorean theorem, but he gets it wrong.

    That’s because, much like today’s educational system, he got a diploma, not an education.

     

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    • April 26, 2019, at 5:08 AM PDT
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  9. Coolidge

    I end up feeling this way a lot when I listen to GLoP. I find myself wishing that JPod would just clam up for a while. He seems to act like he has the most interesting, must-be-heard take on everything when I keep thinking to myself: “shut up! I want to hear what Jonah or Rob thinks”. 

    Is it just me? 

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    • April 26, 2019, at 9:34 AM PDT
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    Polyphemus (View Comment):

    I end up feeling this way a lot when I listen to GLoP. I find myself wishing that JPod would just clam up for a while. He seems to act like he has the most interesting, must-be-heard take on everything when I keep thinking to myself: “shut up! I want to hear what Jonah or Rob thinks”.

    Is it just me?

    No. I’ve been pushing for a BLoG or GLoB podcast, with JPod replaced with Sonny Bunch, for a while now. The episode two or three back was blissful.

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    • April 26, 2019, at 9:44 AM PDT
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  11. Coolidge

    So Rob, big Hollywood guy, watches one episode of Game of Thrones, the what, 5th-to last episode of dozens, and decides, based on that one episode, that the whole thing is awful?

    If I watched one crappy episode of Cheers, and there were certainly more than one of those, was the whole series bad?

    Listen up, Hollywood – if it’s so bad, why would HBO be making to much money from it? And isn’t that the most important thing to all the special Hollywood types? Or do they do it so the “narrative” fits one prize-winning structure, one that’s been lather/rinse/repeat in TV and movies for decades, and was so readily thrust upon audiences to maximize returns, until a new way to consume entertainment emerged?

    Seriously. Pump the condescension brakes once or twice. Everybody knows you read big books, Rob.

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    • April 27, 2019, at 4:42 AM PDT
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    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    Listen up, Hollywood – if it’s so bad, why would HBO be making to much money from it?

    Three words: “Laverne and Shirley’.

    There’s a lot of money to be made from bad TV.

     

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    • April 27, 2019, at 7:29 AM PDT
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    I lost it when John asks about inadvertent and advertent and Rob says in his bored voice “I don’t know.”

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    • April 28, 2019, at 8:16 AM PDT
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  14. Coolidge

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Chris Campion (View Comment):
    Listen up, Hollywood – if it’s so bad, why would HBO be making to much money from it?

    Three words: “Laverne and Shirley’.

    There’s a lot of money to be made from bad TV.

     

    But it’s objectively *not* bad. Rob saw one episode, at the end of the series, which is really the calm breath of all the characters gathering, essentially to say goodbye to each other. If you haven’t followed the stories, and become interested in these characters, then of course it’s boring.

    If you are interested in the characters, then it’s the opposite of boring. Why? Because you care about the characters.

    It’s not that complex. One would think a writer would understand this, or at least try, rather than dismiss it outright because he doesn’t like the genre.

    And today is not the same as the 1970s, which had 3 networks and could put anything on and make money from it, because choices were extremely limited. They are no longer limited, which is why the quality of programming has gone up, and why rinky-dink 30-minute sitcoms have watched their viewership dwindle.

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    • April 28, 2019, at 9:12 PM PDT
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  15. Coolidge

    I seem to recall a time when Rob watched Game of Thrones and said he liked it he just didn’t like the dragons and other fantasy elements.

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    • April 29, 2019, at 6:41 AM PDT
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    TallCon (View Comment):

    I seem to recall a time when Rob watched Game of Thrones and said he liked it he just didn’t like the dragons and other fantasy elements.

    What else IS there? That’s the show, really. Well that and the sex/nudity. But maybe that’s why Rob actually liked it?

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    • April 29, 2019, at 8:33 PM PDT
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    My dear Long,

    One assumes you are reading the (unexpurgated) Sir Richard Francis Burton translation of One Thousand and One Nights, and one is therefore somewhat puzzled that you should find the presence of racism and salutary thrashings remarkable in the work of that extraordinary Victorian gentleman. One only wonders that you are reading it in paperback when good leather bindings may be had at reasonable prices.

    Yr. Obt. Svt.,

    SParker (B.A., B.S.)

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    • April 29, 2019, at 9:52 PM PDT
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