Tainted GLoP

It’s late in the evening on the last night of the month, so you know what that means: time for the 2nd GLoP of the month! In this installment, our intrepid pop culture guides walk us though weird mask rules, Foundation, Apple TV+ and the difficulties (for some) of finding new show, a very weird side effect of COVID and a possible breakthrough medication to treat it, the most unusual episode of the old Mission Impossible TV show, and the OZY Media story.

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  1. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    In 1982, when Frankie Avalon was on Happy Days, he was only 42.  And Henry Winkler was only 37.  Winkler started on Happy Days at age 29.  And the Frankie Avalon episode was season 9 out of 11.  But Ron Howard basically was out of the last 4 seasons of the show, until a final series wrap-up.

    And Erin Moran was in at least some episodes, every season, from start to finish.

    • #1
  2. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Most covid-vaccine-skeptical people aren’t generally anti-vaccine.  That still occurs more on the left.

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  3. Randy Webster Member
    Randy Webster
    @RandyWebster

    If John thinks Foundation is the movie most unfaithful to its source material, he’s never read or seen Starship Troopers.

    • #3
  4. Norm McDonald Had A Farm Coolidge
    Norm McDonald Had A Farm
    @Pseudodionysius

    I’m currently not wearing any underwear.

    • #4
  5. FredGoodhue Coolidge
    FredGoodhue
    @FredGoodhue

    Mike Duncan and The History of Rome podcast is wonderful!

    • #5
  6. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Tainted Justice is a great LGBTQ+ Western indie comic. 

    • #6
  7. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Many nurses aren’t getting vaccinated because they already have gotten Covid and the creator of one of the vaccines has said that the vaccine might trigger a cytokine storm or some other bad reaction. I don’t know why black people aren’t getting the vaccine.  

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  8. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    The reason that food preppers put their masks down is to talk to people. Kitchens are noisy it’s always hard to hear everything. 

    • #8
  9. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    They never disappoint. 

    • #9
  10. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    • #10
  11. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty? 

    • #11
  12. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Many nurses aren’t getting vaccinated because they already have gotten Covid and the creator of one of the vaccines has said that the vaccine might trigger a cytokine storm or some other bad reaction. I don’t know why black people aren’t getting the vaccine.

    Woke paranoia. The same paranoia that makes them disregard 1000 black deaths by criminals but let’s them go crazy with a police lawful shooting 

    • #12
  13. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    Norm McDonald Had A Farm (View Comment):

    I’m currently not wearing any underwear.

    Please tell us more

    • #13
  14. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    kedavis (View Comment):

    In 1982, when Frankie Avalon was on Happy Days, he was only 42. And Henry Winkler was only 37. Winkler started on Happy Days at age 29. And the Frankie Avalon episode was season 9 out of 11. But Ron Howard basically was out of the last 4 seasons of the show, until a final series wrap-up.

    And Erin Moran was in at least some episodes, every season, from start to finish.

    When John says that someone is 900 years old or that Frankie Avalon was 70, he doesn’t mean they were literally that age. He’s exaggerating in order to point out the absurd of mature adults playing teenagers. 

    • #14
  15. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Yes. As long as you have a free HDMI slot. Then you can download all of the latest apps to the Firestick including AppleTV. It was really great when we spent a week at the beach recently too. I just took the Firestick with me and was able to access all my apps and subscriptions without having to navigate a strange TV and didn’t have to put in passwords, etc. 

    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    • #15
  16. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    Norm McDonald Had A Farm (View Comment):

    I’m currently not wearing any underwear.

    Please tell us more

    Please don’t.

     

    • #16
  17. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    In 1982, when Frankie Avalon was on Happy Days, he was only 42. And Henry Winkler was only 37. Winkler started on Happy Days at age 29. And the Frankie Avalon episode was season 9 out of 11. But Ron Howard basically was out of the last 4 seasons of the show, until a final series wrap-up.

    And Erin Moran was in at least some episodes, every season, from start to finish.

    When John says that someone is 900 years old or that Frankie Avalon was 70, he doesn’t mean they were literally that age. He’s exaggerating in order to point out the absurd of mature adults playing teenagers.

    Stockard Channing was 34 when the film Grease was released.

     

    • #17
  18. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Yes. As long as you have a free HDMI slot. Then you can download all of the latest apps to the Firestick including AppleTV. It was really great when we spent a week at the beach recently too. I just took the Firestick with me and was able to access all my apps and subscriptions without having to navigate a strange TV and didn’t have to put in passwords, etc.

    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    Thank very much. I will purchase the thing right now. 

    • #18
  19. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Yes. As long as you have a free HDMI slot. Then you can download all of the latest apps to the Firestick including AppleTV. It was really great when we spent a week at the beach recently too. I just took the Firestick with me and was able to access all my apps and subscriptions without having to navigate a strange TV and didn’t have to put in passwords, etc.

    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    Thank very much. I will purchase the thing right now.

    Not available in my country. Lucky me. 

    • #19
  20. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Yes. As long as you have a free HDMI slot. Then you can download all of the latest apps to the Firestick including AppleTV. It was really great when we spent a week at the beach recently too. I just took the Firestick with me and was able to access all my apps and subscriptions without having to navigate a strange TV and didn’t have to put in passwords, etc.

    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    Thank very much. I will purchase the thing right now.

    Not available in my country. Lucky me.

    Ack. I wonder why?

    • #20
  21. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Roku. Get a Roku.

    • #21
  22. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):
    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    Not sure why anyone wants one of these spybots in their homes.

    • #22
  23. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):
    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    Not sure why anyone wants one of these spybots in their homes.

    It makes life easier for me. With two bad knees and two bad hips, an auto immune disease and in my 60’s, I’ll take the spying for the convenience.

    • #23
  24. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Yes. As long as you have a free HDMI slot. Then you can download all of the latest apps to the Firestick including AppleTV. It was really great when we spent a week at the beach recently too. I just took the Firestick with me and was able to access all my apps and subscriptions without having to navigate a strange TV and didn’t have to put in passwords, etc.

    Nice to have Alexa there too. I admit it. I am a Bezos slave ;)

    Thank very much. I will purchase the thing right now.

    Not available in my country. Lucky me.

    Ack. I wonder why?

    Capitalism came to the rescue. Some guys ordered the devices in bulk and are selling it online. Fixed! 

    • #24
  25. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    There’s no Amazon Portugal. It’s via Spain. That might be the reason. Even though we in Portugal purchase 10x times more english language stuff than our neighbors. 

    • #25
  26. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    OwnedByDogs (View Comment):

    Rob should get an Amazon Firestick. I was frustrated with all the rigmarole too. Now, I just say something like “Alexa, play Foundation” and voila, I am watching Foundation. Unfortunately Foundation really sucks though.

    I had to get the Firestick because my 2016 TV can’t download the AppleTV app. That’s another thing that drives me nuts.

    I have the same problem regarding the incompatibility of appletv and my tv set. Do you mean that with “firestick” you can bypass that difficulty?

    Roku. Get a Roku.

    I’ll think about it

    • #26
  27. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    In 1982, when Frankie Avalon was on Happy Days, he was only 42. And Henry Winkler was only 37. Winkler started on Happy Days at age 29. And the Frankie Avalon episode was season 9 out of 11. But Ron Howard basically was out of the last 4 seasons of the show, until a final series wrap-up.

    And Erin Moran was in at least some episodes, every season, from start to finish.

    When John says that someone is 900 years old or that Frankie Avalon was 70, he doesn’t mean they were literally that age. He’s exaggerating in order to point out the absurd of mature adults playing teenagers.

    But they were only pretending to be teenagers at the very start.  It’s not like The Simpsons where Bart and Lisa have been in elementary school for over 20 years.  Already even a few years before the end of Happy Days, Fonzie was a teacher and Richie was a lawyer or something.  Were they pretending to be a teenage teacher and lawyer?

    I was also pointing out that John was saying he had identified the episode as being in the last season because Richie had basically been replaced by the Married With Children guy, and Joanie (Erin Moran) had been supplanted by some other character too.  But Ron Howard was not in the last FOUR seasons except for the very end, and Erin Moran was in EVERY season.

    And, as I mentioned, the Frankie Avalon episode was in season 8, out of 11.  Hardly “the last season.”

    John tells some cool stories, but you can’t trust his details.

    • #27
  28. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    kedavis (View Comment):
    I was also pointing out that John was saying he had identified the episode as being in the last season because Richie had basically been replaced by the Married With Children guy, and Joanie (Erin Moran) had been supplanted by some other character too.  But Ron Howard was not in the last FOUR seasons except for the very end, and Erin Moran was in EVERY season.

    The patron saint of shark jumping Ted McGinley?

    • #28
  29. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The things you guys fight about . . .

    • #29
  30. jorge espinha Lincoln
    jorge espinha
    @jorgeespinha

    kedavis (View Comment):

    jorge espinha (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    In 1982, when Frankie Avalon was on Happy Days, he was only 42. And Henry Winkler was only 37. Winkler started on Happy Days at age 29. And the Frankie Avalon episode was season 9 out of 11. But Ron Howard basically was out of the last 4 seasons of the show, until a final series wrap-up.

    And Erin Moran was in at least some episodes, every season, from start to finish.

    When John says that someone is 900 years old or that Frankie Avalon was 70, he doesn’t mean they were literally that age. He’s exaggerating in order to point out the absurd of mature adults playing teenagers.

    But they were only pretending to be teenagers at the very start. It’s not like The Simpsons where Bart and Lisa have been in elementary school for over 20 years. Already even a few years before the end of Happy Days, Fonzie was a teacher and Richie was a lawyer or something. Were they pretending to be a teenage teacher and lawyer?

    I was also pointing out that John was saying he had identified the episode as being in the last season because Richie had basically been replaced by the Married With Children guy, and Joanie (Erin Moran) had been supplanted by some other character too. But Ron Howard was not in the last FOUR seasons except for the very end, and Erin Moran was in EVERY season.

    And, as I mentioned, the Frankie Avalon episode was in season 8, out of 11. Hardly “the last season.”

    John tells some cool stories, but you can’t trust his details.

    I stand corrected. I have very fuzzy memories of happy days and I thought it was “frozen in time” like MASH. I see that I was mistaken. My apologies.

    • #30