So What’d You Think?

Yep, it’s the last GLoP of 2021, and there’s lots to discuss, including Rob’s not so great day, some advice for big entertainment companies, a very thoughtful joke, the case for more violence and nudity on TV, and much more. See you next year, GLoP-heads!

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  1. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    @roblong, a friend of mine bought a car from a retired couple who never drove the car and had the same problem. Her son-in-law put a new battery in before the inspection. She drove is the 80 miles and still wouldn’t pass. They finally had to take it to “the guy” that knew how to pass it. By the time the it was due for another inspection, it was good to go. It shouldn’t be this hard. This was in NC, BTW. 

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  2. Ausonius Member
    Ausonius
    @

    Lame.

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  3. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Blondie (View Comment):

    @ roblong, a friend of mine bought a car from a retired couple who never drove the car and had the same problem. Her son-in-law put a new battery in before the inspection. She drove is the 80 miles and still wouldn’t pass. They finally had to take it to “the guy” that knew how to pass it. By the time the it was due for another inspection, it was good to go. It shouldn’t be this hard. This was in NC, BTW.

    I really don’t understand why anyone would live there.

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  4. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Blondie (View Comment):

    @ roblong, a friend of mine bought a car from a retired couple who never drove the car and had the same problem. Her son-in-law put a new battery in before the inspection. She drove is the 80 miles and still wouldn’t pass. They finally had to take it to “the guy” that knew how to pass it. By the time the it was due for another inspection, it was good to go. It shouldn’t be this hard. This was in NC, BTW.

    Fascinating the world of made things.

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  5. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    If the battery has just run down, it shouldn’t take 80 miles to bring the battery up to where it can start again, and retain the computer information.

    If the battery is bad, it needs to be replaced, and driving 80 miles won’t fix that.

    And if the car has to be jump-started again, the computer information is probably lost again, so it will have to be driven 80 miles again.  And again, each time, until the battery is replaced.  Then maybe once more after that.

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  6. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Rob may have heard that two-babies joke AGAIN recently, but I’ve heard him tell it before.

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  7. Larmanius Member
    Larmanius
    @JayLarsen

    Thanks for another great year of this pod!

    I could listen to these guys talk for days.

    Not a joke: but listeners may recall that JPod is mocked for reading all of these obscure showbiz biographies.  Has he ever published a bibliography of these books?

    I dabbled in this area recently:  Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up”, John Cleese’s “So Anyway…”, and Peter Ustinov’s “Dear Me”.  They are unique and fascinating books, bizarre time capsules of when these people grew up and began their career lives.

    At least one person would love to have the list: me.

    Cheers!

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  8. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Larmanius (View Comment):

    Thanks for another great year of this pod!

    I could listen to these guys talk for days.

    Not a joke: but listeners may recall that JPod is mocked for reading all of these obscure showbiz biographies. Has he ever published a bibliography of these books?

    I dabbled in this area recently: Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up”, John Cleese’s “So Anyway…”, and Peter Ustinov’s “Dear Me”. They are unique and fascinating books, bizarre time capsules of when these people grew up and began their career lives.

    At least one person would love to have the list: me.

    Cheers!

     

    Reminds me of this:

     

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  9. John & Holley Member
    John & Holley
    @thatwoman

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Captain Sunshine, Sergeant Sunshine, and Tokyo Rose. My heart jumps every time a new GLoP podcast appears in the feed thanks to the three of you and your unique dynamic. Thanks for the laughs and insights from your encyclopedic knowledge of showbiz and politics.  Please disregard any previous criticism- it was just one of those days. 

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  10. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    What a great Christmas present!

    I really enjoyed it. I liked their dig on Shrink Next door. The doctor was a creep and he deserves hell but I felt very little pity for the victim. What an amoeba! I watched the show and the entire podcast, I only liked the sister, she should have been the sole heir.

    A bit off topic, but I just found out how easy is to be banned on Instagram. All it takes is to call Andy “German-Swedish” Richter, Spineless. He’s the kind of bottom feader that says things like “we live on stolen land” (is it on or in?) 

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  11. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    John & Holley (View Comment):

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Captain Sunshine, Sergeant Sunshine, and Tokyo Rose. My heart jumps every time a new GLoP podcast appears in the feed thanks to the three of you and your unique dynamic. Thanks for the laughs and insights from your encyclopedic knowledge of showbiz and politics. Please disregard any previous criticism- it was just one of those days.

    It’s good to have company 

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  12. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob may have heard that two-babies joke AGAIN recently, but I’ve heard him tell it before.

    They repeat jokes and stories. It probably has a cycle. Like in real life. I repeat stories all the time. Like my story of trying to emigrate to Australia 

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  13. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob may have heard that two-babies joke AGAIN recently, but I’ve heard him tell it before.

    They repeat jokes and stories. It probably has a cycle. Like in real life. I repeat stories all the time. Like my story of trying to emigrate to Australia

    Okay, but each time you tell the same joke, do you say you just heard it for the first time, like, yesterday?  I hope not.

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  14. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Larmanius (View Comment):

    Thanks for another great year of this pod!

    I could listen to these guys talk for days.

    Not a joke: but listeners may recall that JPod is mocked for reading all of these obscure showbiz biographies. Has he ever published a bibliography of these books?

    I dabbled in this area recently: Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up”, John Cleese’s “So Anyway…”, and Peter Ustinov’s “Dear Me”. They are unique and fascinating books, bizarre time capsules of when these people grew up and began their career lives.

    At least one person would love to have the list: me.

    Cheers!

     

    Reminds me of this:

     

    And me

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  15. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    John & Holley (View Comment):

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Captain Sunshine, Sergeant Sunshine, and Tokyo Rose. My heart jumps every time a new GLoP podcast appears in the feed thanks to the three of you and your unique dynamic. Thanks for the laughs and insights from your encyclopedic knowledge of showbiz and politics. Please disregard any previous criticism- it was just one of those days.

    It’s okay, in a couple weeks you’ll go back to realizing it was justified.  :-)

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  16. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob may have heard that two-babies joke AGAIN recently, but I’ve heard him tell it before.

    They repeat jokes and stories. It probably has a cycle. Like in real life. I repeat stories all the time. Like my story of trying to emigrate to Australia

    As my parents emigrated to Australia just after the war and I was born there and spent my first 20 years there, I’d like to hear your story. Though you may be happy you didn’t go there now! I moved to the US in 1985 when I married my Texan husband. I would like to visit Australia again but honestly, I’m scared I’ll end up in a quarantine hut in the outback!

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  17. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob may have heard that two-babies joke AGAIN recently, but I’ve heard him tell it before.

    They repeat jokes and stories. It probably has a cycle. Like in real life. I repeat stories all the time. Like my story of trying to emigrate to Australia

    As my parents emigrated to Australia just after the war and I was born there and spent my first 20 years there, I’d like to hear your story. Though you may be happy you didn’t go there now! I moved to the US in 1985 when I married my Texan husband. I would like to visit Australia again but honestly, I’m scared I’ll end up in a quarantine hut in the outback!

    It’s a joke. It did crossed my mind. But, first I’m a male, second I was a screw up, I was failing  college and boozing all the time, I had zero chances. 

    But the jokes goes like this. You tell an Australian you tried to emigrate and you went to the whole ordeal of paperwork and interviews but in the end you were screwed by your criminal record. 

    At this point the Australian hopefully will ask “what about your criminal record?” and you answer “I don’t have one” 

    But the truth was, I simply didn’t qualify, so the joke is on me. 

    But I did visit your country ans traveled in Southern Australia and WA. 

    I’m surprised about what’s happening in Australia and NZ. 

     

     

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  18. jorge espinha Inactive
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    kedavis (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob may have heard that two-babies joke AGAIN recently, but I’ve heard him tell it before.

    They repeat jokes and stories. It probably has a cycle. Like in real life. I repeat stories all the time. Like my story of trying to emigrate to Australia

    Okay, but each time you tell the same joke, do you say you just heard it for the first time, like, yesterday? I hope not.

    No. I don’t. He’s a Hollywood creature, maybe that’s the way they roll 

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