This week on the show more elegantly known as GLoP, what bothers John more than a hurricane, more than the prospect of an Obama win, even more than the loss of power and internet? It’s Jonah Goldberg’s verified Twitter account. The horror! Also on this week’s show: the rats in New York City, human behavior in times of crisis, the last look at the 21012 Presidential race (yes!), what happens in the wake of a Romney victory, the worst line of dialogue in the history of movies, John predicts the last jobs report before the election, and Jonah rants about focus groups and then boldly hand picks the closing song.

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    Scary how well it wears on John.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 10:50 am
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    Re Jonah’s rats: I just want to point out that English Poet Laureate Robert Southey (1774-1843) described with eery prescience what must have happened to all of New York’s subway rats in the storm.

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    • November 1, 2012 at 11:42 am
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    I just cannot tell you enough how much I love this combination of brainy funny guys

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    • November 1, 2012 at 11:56 am
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    Oh, and Rob too! :D

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    • November 1, 2012 at 11:57 am
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    We should all embrace our inner GLoP.

    Bracing the spirit.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 1:36 am
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    John says (paraphrased), “conservatives who think this election will be a mandate for a conservative mandate will be severely disappointed.”

    I don’t think there are many of those left. We’ve been so beaten down, and mentally focused, by the President’s crazy insane deficits, we’ll be happy if Romney can get the economy going and some kind–any!–improvement in the budget and entitlements.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 1:41 am
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    love the podcast – and the intro music!

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    • November 2, 2012 at 2:01 am
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    I don’t care what they say, Jonah. That’s a fine blue check mark

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    • November 2, 2012 at 2:25 am
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    “Movie of the Week” version of the presidency: Perfect.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 2:51 am
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    Not only am I from Ohio, I grew up in Kirtland, a veritable bee hive of Mormons. I might even vote this time.

    It’s funny to those of us around Cleveland to hear all of Ohio spoken of as if it were the cornfields of Nebraska. We’re actually dramatically glacier-cut with lots of hills and gorges, kind of like a less-intense Ithaca. The vast flatland is only the southern part of the state (until you get to the southern river valley). All anyone seems to know about Ohio is that we had a river burn (who DIDN’T? Ours was just in a popular edition of Time magazine) and “The Browns Suck!”, which I merely dismiss as evidence that ‘Bread & Circus’ works.I was never a Star Wars fan but you should try being a Godzilla fan! Cry me a river! 

    ~Jimm

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    • November 2, 2012 at 2:58 am
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    A burning river!

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    • November 2, 2012 at 2:59 am
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    The Three Schmoozes

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    • November 2, 2012 at 5:35 am
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    “The risk is that the serious conversation will be drowned out by the unserious conversation” in the MSM says JPod. Risk? Absolute certainty. The MSM is the enemy. It must be destroyed.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 6:27 am
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    Thanks, EJ. That’s one fantasy that’s now forever ruined. I better go tell Mrs. ChristmasBeard to put the ear muffs in the Salvation Army bag.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 7:04 am
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    Just based on my avatar, you could probably tell that I think Kevin Bacon is a piker when it comes to the Six Degrees of Separation Game and that all things in Hollywood can be Bing-ed.

    Your rat movie Ben and its predecessor Willard, were Bing Crosby Productions. Having cornered the market on hilarious Nazis, the Old Groaner turned his attention to thriller pics, including his last film role as a murderous physician in Dr. Cook’s Garden.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 9:27 am
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    The 21012 election?! Must be in a galaxy far, far away.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 11:09 am
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    With respect to the talk about the validity of polls and focus groups and their ability to predict product or TV show success:

    The members of Monty Python once said in an interview that one of the reasons they were so successful is that they ignored reviews. They just did whatever the six of them thought was funny.

    Good advise.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 11:56 am
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    Fake Indians = All native Americans. Columbus never made it to India, remember?

    So what do you make of wannabe fake Indians, then?

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    • November 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm
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    Smith could win because Philly turns out less Dems. It is a close race and Smith winning could very well give the Republicans the Sentate. So I think Sandy could have huge effectives on American Politics.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm
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    Umm, that’s a white check mark, on a blue background guys. Get it straight. /candy crowley

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    • November 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm
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    My mental image of Princess Leia is forever sullied. Thank God you didn’t use Leia-in-chains from Return of the Jedi.

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    • November 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm
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    Soledad O’Brien! What brings you and that rat to Naboo with a verified Twitter account?

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    • November 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm
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    Uninspiring title, but “Pop Culture and Politics”?

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    • November 3, 2012 at 3:30 am
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    Do we have a Lake Earth here? Presumably the planet Naboo has more than one lake; but George’s imagination does not extend beyond one lake.

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    • November 3, 2012 at 7:14 am
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    I found out what happened to the wall of rats:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2225935/Hurricane-Sandy-probably-wiped-New-Yorks-rats-despite-warnings-rodent-apocalypse-say-experts.html?ICO=most_read_module

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    • November 4, 2012 at 1:35 am
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    genferei: “The risk is that the serious conversation will be drowned out by the unserious conversation” in the MSM says JPod. Risk? Absolute certainty. The MSM is the enemy. It must be destroyed. · November 1, 2012 at 6:27pm

    We need to get to work on that starting 11/7/12.

    Note to John: Don’t worry, conservatives are under no illusions about Romney whatever. Personally I expect the honeymoon will be over by approximately 1:00 p.m. 1/20/13. That said, it was existentially important for our country to (please God) defeat Obama. Once that’s done we need to go to work defeating the Left.

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    • November 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm
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    “I can’t, I’m a senator.”

    -E

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    • November 5, 2012 at 7:52 am
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    Critically important clarification…

    According to Box Office Mojo, Howard the Duck lost a lot of money domestically and barely broke even overseas:

    http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=howardtheduck.htm

    I like the anecdote anyway, though. You could insert a number of other movies…

    “Lemme tell ya something, kid. Clue made a lot of money.”

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    • November 5, 2012 at 10:31 am
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    RonnieJamesDiocletian: Critically important clarification…

    According to Box Office Mojo, Howard the Duck lost a lot of money domestically and barely broke even overseas:

    http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=howardtheduck.htm

    I like the anecdote anyway, though. You could insert a number of other movies…

    “Lemme tell ya something, kid. Clue made a lot of money.” · 4 hours ago

    Somehow this reminds me of something a West Coast Promo man for RCA said to a friend years ago: “That’s true, Jimmy. That’s true but that’s false.” Gotta be a style peculiar to show bidness.

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    • November 6, 2012 at 3:27 am
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    RJD and SParker – let’s not forget there was a lot of Howard the Duck merchandise for sale – there’s still a few posters on the wall in my workplace(?!). However, longer term these lousy products damage the film industry because people realize they were duped out of time and money. Short term maybe money was made, but industry goodwill was lost!

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    • November 6, 2012 at 4:01 am
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