Total Recall

This week on America’s Most Beloved Podcast®, the GLoP heads delve into the war between President and The Squad, ruminate on in the coming streaming wars, whether or not Disney is too powerful, and ponder the meaning of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Also, John reveals that his memory of this epochal historic event is completely made up.

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There are 53 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Is there such as thing as Electronics Anonymous? It sounds like you guys need it.

    • #1
    • July 16, 2019, at 4:15 PM PST
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  2. Bishop Wash Member

    The show starts at 19:35, 17:35 if you want to hear a new sponsor. 

    • #2
    • July 16, 2019, at 4:20 PM PST
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  3. filmklassik Member

    Emotional intelligence. The awesome and bright Rob Long showed very little of it today regarding Trump’s maladroit tweet fiasco. The Left had been setting itself on fire for a week and Trump came by and DOUSED it.

    Trump’s tweet was a fire hose and he DOUSED the friggin’ fire! — and burned himself in the process.

    Incredible.

    And Rob doesn’t seem to grasp that. He doesn’t quite understand the ramifications of Trump’s tweet, and how idiotic it was.

    Incredible.

    • #3
    • July 16, 2019, at 4:54 PM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

    filmklassik (View Comment):
    He doesn’t quite understand the ramifications of Trump’s tweet, and how idiotic it was.

    Not all of us have time machines to jump forward to 2020 and see what the ramifications are.

    • #4
    • July 16, 2019, at 5:15 PM PST
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  5. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    I think Netflix should get into the mainstream movie business – release movies that they produce into theaters – in order to drive demand for them and perhaps sequels or tv series based on them – from streaming. For example the movie could be considered the pilot episode. Like the original Battlestar Galactica (May 1978) which had the tv series that followed in September. I remembered being so mad at Jimmy Carter – because I didnt get to see the movie in the theater – and the night it was debuting on TV, it got bumped for coverage of Jimmy Carter and the Camp David Accords. (Sept 17 1978)

    I also think that they should re-release older movies for theaters in film festivals. Like in February have date night films like “Titanic” “Notebook” etc. (at a lower price) just to let people get their nostalgia for these films they may have seen when they where dating… How cool would be, to be able to see the movie you went to, on your first date with your wife – in the theater again? Of could you imagine, having the original cuts of “Star Wars” re-released as a triple feature? I bet they’d do another billion dollar box office. You know, have patriotic films re-released out for the summer for july 4th and so on.

    Maybe it could help re-establish the habit and nostalgia of going out for a movie.

    • #5
    • July 16, 2019, at 5:44 PM PST
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  6. Bishop Wash Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):
    He doesn’t quite understand the ramifications of Trump’s tweet, and how idiotic it was.

    Not all of us have time machines to jump forward to 2020 and see what the ramifications are.

    We can pick some up in September when we all storm Area 51. 

    • #6
    • July 16, 2019, at 5:46 PM PST
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  7. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):
    He doesn’t quite understand the ramifications of Trump’s tweet, and how idiotic it was.

    Not all of us have time machines to jump forward to 2020 and see what the ramifications are.

    I wish the media would treat Twitter like Vegas… What happens there – stays there.

    • #7
    • July 16, 2019, at 5:56 PM PST
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  8. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):
    He doesn’t quite understand the ramifications of Trump’s tweet, and how idiotic it was.

    Not all of us have time machines to jump forward to 2020 and see what the ramifications are.

    Oh don’t worry Trump will have done 20 even more stupid things by then. Probably won’t matter because the Democrats will be even dumber.

    • #8
    • July 16, 2019, at 6:08 PM PST
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  9. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    My moon landing story. I am super old so I was 11 years old at the time. I remember sitting in front of my TV in Adelaide, Australia wearing a black tracksuit (winter in Australia) with a special Apollo 11 patch that I had ordered by mail from the local newspaper. The picture was so grainy I could barely see what was going on but I remember I thought it was a momentous occasion. And it certainly was.

    • #9
    • July 16, 2019, at 6:12 PM PST
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  10. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Funny, I learned a new factoid about the space program, that I never considered before. From the beginning of Mercury to the end of SkyLab, there where only 30 manned space flights. 30.

    Mercury – 6

    Gemini – 10

    Apollo – 10

    Apollo – Soyuz Test Project – 1

    Skylab -3

    Amazing amount of engineering that was done between 1961 and 1974. The final Saturn 1B that was used in the final Skylab mission had been in storage for 8 years before it was used.

    Compare all that progress to the era of shuttle flights, that began in 1981.

    • #10
    • July 16, 2019, at 8:02 PM PST
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  11. kedavis Member

    Ricochet Audio Network:

    This week on America’s Most Beloved Podcast®, the GLoP heads delve into the war between President and The Squad, ruminate on in the coming streaming wars, whether or not Disney is too powerful, and ponder the meaning of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Also, John reveals his that memory of this epochal historic event is completely made up.

    Bad grammar.

    Also, @blueyeti I recall you posting recently that the GLoP “episode” numbers would be corrected “soon.” Is that still to come, or has it been abandoned?

    • #11
    • July 16, 2019, at 8:16 PM PST
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  12. kedavis Member

    Here’s an idea: computers are cheap now, get one for each kid. That way each one can have the appropriate security/blocks/etc.

    • #12
    • July 16, 2019, at 8:26 PM PST
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  13. kedavis Member

    You guys were talking about Disney etc, too much.

    Eero is ENTERPRISE-grade wifi. Not entertainment-grade.

    • #13
    • July 16, 2019, at 9:04 PM PST
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  14. Blue Yeti Admin

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network:

    This week on America’s Most Beloved Podcast®, the GLoP heads delve into the war between President and The Squad, ruminate on in the coming streaming wars, whether or not Disney is too powerful, and ponder the meaning of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Also, John reveals his that memory of this epochal historic event is completely made up.

    Bad grammar.

    Also, @blueyeti I recall you posting recently that the GLoP “episode” numbers would be corrected “soon.” Is that still to come, or has it been abandoned?

    We (thought) we fixed the numbering issue. I’m almost afraid to ask, but what’s wrong with them now?

    And that’s not bad grammar, it’s just a typo. And it’s been fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

    • #14
    • July 16, 2019, at 9:15 PM PST
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  15. Hank Rhody, Missing, Inaction Contributor

    That was hilarious. Poor John. You think he’s ever going to figure out that he’s the straightman?

    • #15
    • July 16, 2019, at 9:48 PM PST
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  16. kedavis Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network:

    This week on America’s Most Beloved Podcast®, the GLoP heads delve into the war between President and The Squad, ruminate on in the coming streaming wars, whether or not Disney is too powerful, and ponder the meaning of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Also, John reveals his that memory of this epochal historic event is completely made up.

    Bad grammar.

    Also, @blueyeti I recall you posting recently that the GLoP “episode” numbers would be corrected “soon.” Is that still to come, or has it been abandoned?

    We (thought) we fixed the numbering issue. I’m almost afraid to ask, but what’s wrong with them now?

    And that’s not bad grammar, it’s just a typo. And it’s been fixed. Thanks for the heads up.

    Well, 8/12/15 and 9/22/15 are both numbered 45. Looking at the iTunes “feed,” I don’t see a #74 any more which could account for a “fix” but I have a #74. The names/numbers don’t match up at that point, for a while. But I don’t think the numbering was actually corrected.

    The podcasts from early in 2017 seem to be scrambled somehow.

    It looks like “All Hail Orb” dated 5/24/17 is now missing from iTunes.

    • #16
    • July 16, 2019, at 10:02 PM PST
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  17. Hank Rhody, Missing, Inaction Contributor

    I also appreciate how Jonah has to strain through two whole sentences before he breaks down and reminds us that the Dalai Lama is a big hitter. Which is nice.

    • #17
    • July 16, 2019, at 10:22 PM PST
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  18. kylez Member

    I assume they have never seen a certain South Park episode.

    • #18
    • July 17, 2019, at 1:28 AM PST
    • 1 like
  19. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    I’m glad to hear the Buffy reference.

    • #19
    • July 17, 2019, at 2:29 AM PST
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  20. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    I think the animal rights people go too far, but there are are some things that should not be done to animals.

    • #20
    • July 17, 2019, at 2:34 AM PST
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  21. Joe D. Lincoln

    kylez (View Comment):

    I assume they have never seen a certain South Park episode.

    … listened further I thought you were talking about the Shit Sandwich vs Giant Douche episode, then I realized you meant a completely different episode…

    • #21
    • July 17, 2019, at 5:47 AM PST
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  22. Bishop Wash Member

    The talk about changing journalism standards and Twitter reminds me of this.

    That face when you realize a huge portion of the country still calls # a pound sign and you just called your protest #metoo. 

    • #22
    • July 17, 2019, at 5:58 AM PST
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  23. Joe D. Lincoln

    Some where along the line, wasn’t there a rule that you couldn’t be both a content provider and content creator. I tend to think that was a pretty good separation – though I don’t really know what all the consequences are or were.

    • #23
    • July 17, 2019, at 6:01 AM PST
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  24. Al Sparks Thatcher

    Near the end, Jonah had a rant about the phrase, “If we can put a man on the moon, then…”

    Then Rob had a joke that no one ever says that if we can bomb two Japanese cities, then….

    If you’re Japanese, it’s tasteless, but I’m not Japanese.

    Anyway, I thought I’d point out a similar argument is made about the Manhattan Project which is what led to those bombings. As in we should have an equivalent type Manhattan Project to solve this or that problem, such as The War on Drugs.

    Of course, unlike the man on the moon program, the Manhattan Project was secret, and that included the lack of congressional oversight. That meant you didn’t need to spread the wealth to different congressional districts to get buy in.

    And of course the participants knew that this was a war of survival. Many were Jews that had a very good idea of what the Nazi’s were doing to Jews in areas they controlled.

    That focused the participant’s collective mind.

    And the space program during the 1960’s was really a part of the Cold War starting with Sputnik, and that helped focus their minds too.

    • #24
    • July 17, 2019, at 6:32 AM PST
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  25. Arahant Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    The talk about changing journalism standards and Twitter reminds me of this.

    That face when you realize a huge portion of the country still calls # a pound sign and you just called your protest #metoo.

    I call it an octothorp.

    • #25
    • July 17, 2019, at 7:07 AM PST
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  26. Arahant Member

    Al Sparks (View Comment):
    If you’re Japanese, it’s tasteless, but I’m not Japanese.

    😁

    • #26
    • July 17, 2019, at 7:09 AM PST
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  27. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    Near the end, Jonah had a rant about the phrase, “If we can put a man on the moon, then…”

    Then Rob had a joke that no one ever says that if we can bomb two Japanese cities, then….

    If you’re Japanese, it’s tasteless, but I’m not Japanese.

    I didnt much care for that either. But I see his point, the Manhattan Project was a far more difficult technical undertaking, with a far greater technological pay off. (granted we’ve grossly underutilized this technology – speaking of the entire nuclear energy industry which was entirely developed for this project – I am glad that we haven’t over used nuclear bombs)

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    • July 17, 2019, at 8:54 AM PST
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  28. Hank Rhody, Missing, Inaction Contributor

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    the Manhattan Project was a far more difficult technical undertaking,

    I’m not sure it was more difficult, much less far more difficult. But an accurate comparison would require far more research than I’m willing to do for that answer.

    • #28
    • July 17, 2019, at 8:58 AM PST
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  29. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Hank Rhody-Badenphipps Esq (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):
    the Manhattan Project was a far more difficult technical undertaking,

    I’m not sure it was more difficult, much less far more difficult. But an accurate comparison would require far more research than I’m willing to do for that answer.

    Maybe that was inaccurately phrased.

    At the start of each project – we knew more about rockets and flying in space than we knew about atoms and atomic power. Plutonium which was used in the “fatman” bomb in 1945, was only discovered in 1940. Here is a material completely unknown to mankind – and 5 years after it was discovered weaponized to destroy a city.

    Leaving aside the tragedy of the bombing, that is an amazing feat of scientific and engineering research. I cant think of another example of a new material being so quickly utilized.

    • #29
    • July 17, 2019, at 9:04 AM PST
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  30. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Al Sparks (View Comment):
    If you’re Japanese, it’s tasteless, but I’m not Japanese.

    😁

    Media Matters has already saved this recording. If Rob Long is ever hired by the Atlantic, this will become public knowledge.

    • #30
    • July 17, 2019, at 9:18 AM PST
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