The King Of The Bears

This episode of GLoP spans a panoply of topics, multiple locations coast to coast, health updates, political scandals, an offbeat HBO show, and some juvenile but very funny double entendres. Please bear with us as we make sure that this edition of GLoP checks all the boxes.

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  1. Preston Storm Coolidge
    Preston Storm
    @PrestonStorm

    Not the older brother from Napoleon Dynamite, he’s Uncle Rico!

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  2. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge
    Jeff Hawkins
    @JeffHawkins

    did some work on Mike White’s previous HBO show. He’s a weird genius

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  3. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Another case of JPod being wrong often enough that you end up having to verify everything he says.

    Mickey Rourke was in “Wild Orchid,” not “Wild Lotus.”

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  4. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Granted a lot of people recognize it anyway, but isn’t it “traditional” to identify the closing music on these podcasts, in the show notes?

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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    To be fair, the main villain is a Viltrumite Supremacist who isn’t interested in eugenics.  

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  6. Archibald Campbell Member
    Archibald Campbell
    @ArchieCampbell

    I did enjoy that Rob’s ringtone was “In A Sentimental Mood” by John Coltrane and Duke Ellington.

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  7. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    I wonder if not being repulsed by Amazon’s The Boys is a symptom of decadence.

    The only “realistic” superhero TV show I ever saw was Alphas with David Strathairn:  no circus costumes, and you work for the government or they lock you up.

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  8. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Taras (View Comment):
    I wonder if not being repulsed by Amazon’s The Boys is a symptom of decadence.

    It is repulsive. I still approve of it because humanity untethered from humanity and tethered to fame is corrupt and evil.

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  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Taras (View Comment):

    I wonder if not being repulsed by Amazon’s The Boys is a symptom of decadence.

    The only “realistic” superhero TV show I ever saw was Alphas with David Strathairn: no circus costumes, and you work for the government or they lock you up.

    I didn’t watch past the second or third episode, but they laid the groundwork for something like that in I think episode 2 of Supergirl.

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  10. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    I wonder if not being repulsed by Amazon’s The Boys is a symptom of decadence.

    The only “realistic” superhero TV show I ever saw was Alphas with David Strathairn: no circus costumes, and you work for the government or they lock you up.

    I didn’t watch past the second or third episode, but they laid the groundwork for something like that in I think episode 2 of Supergirl.

    Were the government the good guys.

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  11. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    I wonder if not being repulsed by Amazon’s The Boys is a symptom of decadence.

    The only “realistic” superhero TV show I ever saw was Alphas with David Strathairn: no circus costumes, and you work for the government or they lock you up.

    I didn’t watch past the second or third episode, but they laid the groundwork for something like that in I think episode 2 of Supergirl.

    Were the government the good guys.

    In theory they probably were, at least that’s how they were first presented.  But as mentioned, I lost interest after maybe 3 episodes so I have no idea if maybe they got “dark” after that.

    Thank Ghod I didn’t get faced with all the “multiverse” garbage.  I would have gotten out at that point regardless, that stuff is just so much crap like the “Mirror Universe” stuff in Star Trek.  But by getting out early, I avoided wasting a lot of time on it.

    It had a decent beginning though, but they started squandering it rather early by having Jimmy Olsen be a black guy who knew all about Superman’s secret identity etc.

     

     

     

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  12. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    @kedavis — You mean, you missed seeing Mirror Supergirl’s goatee?

    I enjoyed Melissa Benoist’s performance but, as the show went on, the lesbian propaganda got a little too obtrusive for my taste.

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  13. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Taras (View Comment):

    @ kedavis — You mean, you missed seeing Mirror Supergirl’s goatee?

    I enjoyed Melissa Benoist’s performance but, as the show went on, the lesbian propaganda got a little too obtrusive for my taste.

    Yes I’ve read about that occasionally, but thankfully I didn’t waste any more time actually watching the show.

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  14. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    @ kedavis — You mean, you missed seeing Mirror Supergirl’s goatee?

    I enjoyed Melissa Benoist’s performance but, as the show went on, the lesbian propaganda got a little too obtrusive for my taste.

    Yes I’ve read about that occasionally, but thankfully I didn’t waste any more time actually watching the show.

    Why is everyone a lesbian now?

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  15. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):
    I wonder if not being repulsed by Amazon’s The Boys is a symptom of decadence.

    It is repulsive. I still approve of it because humanity untethered from humanity and tethered to fame is corrupt and evil.

    In a later season of Smallville, we get to meet the evil “Clark Luthor” in a parallel world.

    He barely dares to go outside Luthorcorp HQ, because there are people with kryptonite-edged weapons laying for him everywhere.

    Moral:  If you’re a super, it’s enlightened self-interest to be a super hero.

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