Toothpaste In Your Hair

Despite suffering from a tryptophan overdose, the men of GLoP perform their solemn duty and bring you another installment of America’s most beloved podcast. This week: a treatise on assigned gender pronouns and the remakes of movies, anger online, remembering screenwriter William Goldman (he wrote The Princess Bride, hence the Photoshop) and magician/actor/raconteur Ricky Jay, and other edition of What Are You Watching?  Got a suggestion? Leave it in the comments.

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  1. filmklassik Member

    OMG. Rob’s riff about the Renaissance-style players (complete with music) may be the funniest thing I’ve heard all year. Genius.

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    • November 26, 2018, at 3:57 PM PDT
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  2. filmklassik Member

    And I loved the eulogizing of Ricky Jay and (especially) William Goldman, one of the wittiest and most inventive writers of the last 60 years. Novels, non-fiction, screenplays, you name it — all were tops. (And for a novel you will literally read in one sitting, try Marathon Man). RIP.

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    • November 26, 2018, at 4:14 PM PDT
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  3. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    It will be days before I have time to listen to this episode, but I want to complement @ejhill on that artwork. I love Rob as Fezzik.

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    • November 26, 2018, at 6:58 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    I’ve never seen Deadwood and probably never will, but still find it surprising that already 12 years have passed since its end.

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    • November 26, 2018, at 8:58 PM PDT
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  5. Miffed White Male Member

    Regarding JPod’s discussion of the act of writing something down causing the anger to dissipate.

    I used to get insomnia when something was really worrying/bugging me. I found that getting out of bed, pulling out a pad and writing a paragraph, or a page (or more) about it helped clear my mind and let me get to sleep.

     

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    • November 27, 2018, at 6:19 AM PDT
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  6. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Can confirm Deadwood is in production as I’ve received casting notices for extras

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    • November 27, 2018, at 8:48 AM PDT
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  7. Bishop Wash Member

    I don’t think I’d heard Jonah talk about teaching English in Czechoslovakia before. I’m sure he learned the word pivo (beer). My maternal grandfather was first generation American from Czech immigrants and I grew up in a small town founded by Czechs. Grandpa taught me some Czech, especially the important stuff like “pretty girl give me a kiss”. It was tough and only a few things still stick with me.

    I’ll ask Jonah, Jak se máš?

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    • November 27, 2018, at 8:57 AM PDT
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  8. rdowhower Coolidge

    A dog walker? Did I hear correctly? Yeah, just like a king. Must be nice. Man of the people for sure. Please.

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    • November 27, 2018, at 1:17 PM PDT
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  9. kedavis Member

    It’s not just She-Ra and Sabrina, the “reboot” Archie show, called Riverdale, is very “dark” now, with gay characters and Archie solving murders…

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    • November 27, 2018, at 5:51 PM PDT
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  10. kedavis Member

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    A dog walker? Did I hear correctly? Yeah, just like a king. Must be nice. Man of the people for sure. Please.

    Indeed, he’s got the problems of the Average Joe!

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    • November 27, 2018, at 6:28 PM PDT
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  11. connorfamilyr1 Coolidge

    Just listened to the podcast. Only to learn that Jonah’s event is right across the street from my office, but the event is now sold out. And I have so many pictures of dog to show him! Boo!

    There is a lesson here Ricochet members, never wait to listen GLOP. Consume while hot. 

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    • November 28, 2018, at 5:04 AM PDT
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  12. canestrari Coolidge

    Would like to hear a review of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in the future. This has to be one of the top Coen products of all time – it’s like True Grit mashed up with Oh Brother. Brilliant.

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    • November 28, 2018, at 5:46 AM PDT
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  13. filmklassik Member

    canestrari (View Comment):

    Would like to hear a review of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in the future. This has to be one of the top Coen products of all time – it’s like True Grit mashed up with Oh Brother. Brilliant.

    I’m clearly not the best audience for the Coen’s brand of storytelling. The only one of their movies I feel comfortable revisiting is Miller’s Crossing. Just a terrific motion picture. Also their most traditional. Much of the rest of their movies are beautifully rendered but I always feel like I need a shower after watching them. Scruggs was no exception.

    The Coens have a dim, cavalier, “outside looking in” view of humanity — bordering on the misanthropic — and I can’t call most of their movies enjoyable.

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    • November 28, 2018, at 6:15 AM PDT
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  14. Blue Yeti Admin

    canestrari (View Comment):

    Would like to hear a review of The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in the future. This has to be one of the top Coen products of all time – it’s like True Grit mashed up with Oh Brother. Brilliant.

    You will! Promise. 

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    • November 28, 2018, at 9:36 AM PDT
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  15. Petty Boozswha Member

    If John lives on the UWS why was he having breakfasts in Brooklyn Heights?

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    • November 28, 2018, at 1:08 PM PDT
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  16. Matt Bartle Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    It’s not just She-Ra and Sabrina, the “reboot” Archie show, called Riverdale, is very “dark” now, with gay characters and Archie solving murders…

    Archie was even in prison accused of murder, and forced to be in a fight club.

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    • November 28, 2018, at 5:04 PM PDT
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  17. Matt Bartle Member

    JPOD: “…it was Goo Goo Dolls, even worse.”

    What’s up with that?? What’s wrong with the Goos?

    And was the closing song the performance from that story?

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    • November 28, 2018, at 5:17 PM PDT
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  18. Blue Yeti Admin

    Closing song was from Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head which was (somewhat improbably) featured in an iconic scene in William Goldman’s Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. This version was a cover of the original by Ben Folds Five.

    https://youtu.be/FeFgAJVMVeM

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    • November 28, 2018, at 6:07 PM PDT
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  19. Unwoke Caveman Lawyer Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Closing song was from Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head which was (somewhat improbably) featured in an iconic scene in William Goldman’s Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. This version was a cover of the original by Ben Folds Five.

    https://youtu.be/FeFgAJVMVeM

    Oh man, I thought that sounded like Ben Folds! Next you’ll be telling me he’s done a cover of “It’s Cold Outside”…

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    • November 28, 2018, at 6:48 PM PDT
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  20. Mendel Member

    A few years ago, there was an episode of GLoP in which Rob and John were commenting on how people’s voices jump really high when they’re lying, such as:

    Dinner host: So how did you like my quiche?

    Dinner guest: [voice jumps two octaves] Yeah, it was, um, really good.

    Fast forward to around minute 20 of this episode:

    Rob: So John, how many times did you actually write vicious letters to people but not send them? Has this happened a lot?

    John: [voice jumps two octaves] Nooooooo, um, just a few times.

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    • November 29, 2018, at 8:55 AM PDT
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  21. Mendel Member

    Just one listener’s opinion, but I would be grateful for a few less eulogies.

    For one, they’re often about pop culture figures whose prominence is decades in the past (and was possibly obscure even then).

    But more importantly, there’s something both a little depressing and a little too much “old men looking back” involved in talking about dead people. I’m fine with a few major influences getting their respects (like Krauthammer), but 10 minutes on a guy now best known for a bit part in a series that ended over a decade ago is a little too much for my taste.

    Otherwise great episode. I like these free-flowing GLoPs that aren’t bound by a perceived need to provide the internet’s 134,208th take on the media-outrage-of-the-week.

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    • November 29, 2018, at 9:00 AM PDT
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  22. kylez Member

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    JPOD: “…it was Goo Goo Dolls, even worse.”

    What’s up with that?? What’s wrong with the Goos?

    And was the closing song the performance from that story?

    I think its the name.

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    • November 29, 2018, at 12:08 PM PDT
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  23. filmklassik Member

    Mendel (View Comment):

    Just one listener’s opinion, but I would be grateful for a few less eulogies.

    For one, they’re often about pop culture figures whose prominence is decades in the past (and was possibly obscure even then).

    But more importantly, there’s something both a little depressing and a little too much “old men looking back” involved in talking about dead people. I’m fine with a few major influences getting their respects (like Krauthammer), but 10 minutes on a guy now best known for a bit part in a series that ended over a decade ago is a little too much for my taste.

     

    Yeah, I’m with you. If it didn’t happen 20 minutes ago, it ain’t worth commenting on. The only pop culture figures worth talking or even thinking about for more than eighteen seconds are the ones who were up to the minute.

    Now, baby! This minute, baby! Zeitgeist baby! It’s all about the now!

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    • November 29, 2018, at 12:09 PM PDT
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  24. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Mendel (View Comment)

    For one, they’re often about pop culture figures whose prominence is decades in the past (and was possibly obscure even then).

    It’s a pop culture podcast?

     

     

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    • November 29, 2018, at 1:17 PM PDT
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  25. The Gold Tooth Member

    A fabulous episode, one of the best. William Goldman, Ricky Jay, anecdotes galore, much laughter. Thank you all.

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    • November 29, 2018, at 7:38 PM PDT
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  26. Henry Castaigne Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve never seen Deadwood and probably never will, but still find it surprising that already 12 years have passed since its end.

    It upped the game of television. I doubt that t.v. could have been as good as it is today without that show. 

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    • November 29, 2018, at 7:56 PM PDT
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  27. Henry Castaigne Member

    Also, there is one confirmed gay couple in the new She-Ra show. The others are ambiguous. The only other instance of heterosexuality is Queen Angella whose husband died in the war. It’s weirdly, nonsexual. I feel like they are afraid of making everybody anything.

    Personally, I am hope that She-Ra and Catra aren’t sexually interested in each other because they would be weirdly incestuous.

    They also include an autistic girl named Entrapta who forthrightly demonstrates how difficult autistic people can be to deal with and how autistic people can be manipulated and hurt. But autism isn’t nearly as interesting as homosexuality for some reason.

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    • November 29, 2018, at 8:10 PM PDT
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  28. kylez Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve never seen Deadwood and probably never will, but still find it surprising that already 12 years have passed since its end.

    It upped the game of television. I doubt that t.v. could have been as good as it is today without that show.

    Saw the first episode a couple months ago. The profanity was over-the-top. 

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    • November 29, 2018, at 8:20 PM PDT
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  29. Henry Castaigne Member

    kylez (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve never seen Deadwood and probably never will, but still find it surprising that already 12 years have passed since its end.

    It upped the game of television. I doubt that t.v. could have been as good as it is today without that show.

    Saw the first episode a couple months ago. The profanity was over-the-top.

    Men in a masculine defined culture curse and drink alot.\

    G-damnit!

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    • November 29, 2018, at 8:30 PM PDT
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  30. kedavis Member

    I’d rather talk about Oscar Goldman, Steve Austin’s (aka Steve Awesome) boss on The Six Million Dollar Man.

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    • November 30, 2018, at 12:37 AM PDT
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