Wake ‘N Bake

This week on America’s most beloved podcast®, we’ve got Bill DeBlasio running for President, we’ve got professional TV writer Rob Long explaining why TV writers have fired their agents en masse, we’ve got some theories as to why most movies stink, and we’ve got the usual laughs, giggles, and funny anecdotes. Tune in, you’ll be glad you did.

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  1. Taras Coolidge
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    In 1967, James Coburn starred in the superspy parody movie IN LIKE FLINT, in which Coburn played the part of Derek Flint, superspy attempting to thwart mad scientists.

    The phrase, “in like Flynn“, was first recorded in the 1940s, when Errol Flynn was notorious for his romantic conquests. Twenty years later, the producers of a James Bond parody chose a title that was a takeoff on the famous phrase.

    I’m skeptical that Errol Flynn’s conquests were romantic.

    For women of an earlier generation, like my late mother, he was a demigod, the epitome of the sexy bad boy.  But also a man’s man, a real-life adventurer in the South Seas.

    Her favorite Errol Flynn movie was The Sea Hawk, because the dastardly Spaniards make him a galley slave — sans shirt!   He was in great shape, by the standards of the time. 

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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment)

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    In 1967, James Coburn starred in the superspy parody movie IN LIKE FLINT, in which Coburn played the part of Derek Flint, superspy attempting to thwart mad scientists.

    The phrase, “in like Flynn“, was first recorded in the 1940s, when Errol Flynn was notorious for his romantic conquests. Twenty years later, the producers of a James Bond parody chose a title that was a takeoff on the famous phrase.

    I’m skeptical that Errol Flynn’s conquests were romantic.

    I’m skeptical that all Errol Flynn’s conquests were girls.

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  3. Joseph Stocks Member
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    Whenever Pod or Jonah discuss the upcoming 2020 election they can never follow their own logic. I’m not sure Pod has said this but I know Jonah has said on multiple occasions that Trump has no desire to increase his base (which is a ludicrous assertion). Pod and Jonah talk about how many blacks and Hispanics in the Biden camp are more moderate and are not necessarily on board with the woke white liberal crowd. 

    Trump has presided over an economy that has been amazing for blacks and Hispanics but I literally never hear Pod or Jonah mention how these more moderate blacks and Hispanics (who most likely have had greater economic success since Trump took office) could ever vote for Trump. I believe Trump will surprise some of our pundit friends with his performance among minorities. And the logical chain is right there but their anti-Trump animus won’t let them come to the logical conclusion. 

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  4. Franco Member
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    Joseph Stocks (View Comment):

    Whenever Pod or Jonah discuss the upcoming 2020 election they can never follow their own logic. I’m not sure Pod has said this but I know Jonah has said on multiple occasions that Trump has no desire to increase his base (which is a ludicrous assertion). Pod and Jonah talk about how many blacks and Hispanics in the Biden camp are more moderate and are not necessarily on board with the woke white liberal crowd.

    Trump has presided over an economy that has been amazing for blacks and Hispanics but I literally never hear Pod or Jonah mention how these more moderate blacks and Hispanics (who most likely have had greater economic success since Trump took office) could ever vote for Trump. I believe Trump will surprise some of our pundit friends with his performance among minorities. And the logical chain is right there but their anti-Trump animus won’t let them come to the logical conclusion.

    These three have been missing political trends for almost a decade. I haven’t listened in a couple of years. Some funny jokes and erudite approaches aside, the wayward analyses and crude interpretations of ‘ordinary’ voters ( for lack of a better term) along with gratuitous jabs had me go elsewhere.

    It seems these guys want to convince the electorate on the rightness of their cause and rationale more than actually win. They are very smart, but not smart enough to see how foolish and futile this approach is. They aren’t even good at being elites! Hey guys, people are stupid, vote their perceived interests and believe crazy things. And that’s just Republicans! Don’t get me started on Democrats!

    Crazy Republicans wanted to win.  They don’t care about converting others over into National Review or Weekly Standard subscribers. They had a choice between Hillary and Trump. Many of us saw through the fake news and absurd claims about Trump. Many at least saw that these Republican dolts like Jeb and Rubio were not going to win with their approach (mainly allowing the media to own them) and saw that Trump was not a Democrat just because he bribed Democrat politicians for safety and favors. But

    I must confess, I never predicted it would be this good! These guys should be popping champagne every podcast for this gift in the White House.

    A guy like Trump, or even the TeaParty movement were flawed and even dangerous vehicles who would make their attempts at conversion much more problematic. Better ( for them) to hold and fight another day,  than to take the hill with irregulars.

    I guess if you come from a strong academic background and have these tools at your disposal, you might overvalue them. If you have only a hammer ….

    Selina Zito’s they’re not.

     

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  5. Taras Coolidge
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    Joseph Stocks (View Comment):

    Whenever Pod or Jonah discuss the upcoming 2020 election they can never follow their own logic. I’m not sure Pod has said this but I know Jonah has said on multiple occasions that Trump has no desire to increase his base (which is a ludicrous assertion). Pod and Jonah talk about how many blacks and Hispanics in the Biden camp are more moderate and are not necessarily on board with the woke white liberal crowd.

    Trump has presided over an economy that has been amazing for blacks and Hispanics but I literally never hear Pod or Jonah mention how these more moderate blacks and Hispanics (who most likely have had greater economic success since Trump took office) could ever vote for Trump. I believe Trump will surprise some of our pundit friends with his performance among minorities. And the logical chain is right there but their anti-Trump animus won’t let them come to the logical conclusion.

     The sad reality is, the anti-Trump kind of conservative tends to spend more time echoing the liberal narrative on Trump and race than refuting it; for example, what Scott Adams calls the “fine people” hoax.

     Trump’s push to reduce the number of unskilled illegal workers coming into the country is designed to make the native-born unskilled — disproportionately minority — more employable, but their corrupt “community leaders“ will do what they can to keep the message from getting to the rank-and-file. 

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  6. Taras Coolidge
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment)

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    In 1967, James Coburn starred in the superspy parody movie IN LIKE FLINT, in which Coburn played the part of Derek Flint, superspy attempting to thwart mad scientists.

    The phrase, “in like Flynn“, was first recorded in the 1940s, when Errol Flynn was notorious for his romantic conquests. Twenty years later, the producers of a James Bond parody chose a title that was a takeoff on the famous phrase.

    I’m skeptical that Errol Flynn’s conquests were romantic.

    I’m skeptical that all Errol Flynn’s conquests were girls.

     Not quite 100%, I think.  He was an adventurer in more than one sense of the word.

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  7. Belt Inactive
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    I once did an oral book report to the class on HER-cu-lees POI-rot.

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  8. JuliaBlaschke Lincoln
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    We all got it coming, kid.

    I just wish people could be more creative

    Is “tiresome” the best you got?

    Tiresome is a perfect word to describe people who jump to the defense of Trump and his voters   every   single   time. And I see no reason to defend weed at all. 

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  9. Franco Member
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

     

    We all got it coming, kid.

    I just wish people could be more creative

    Is “tiresome” the best you got?

    Tiresome is a perfect word to describe people who jump to the defense of Trump and his voters every single time. And I see no reason to defend weed at all.

    Jump to the defense? Like when someone casually smears 61 million Americans? Interesting. Trump and his voters. Like,  the people who voted for him over Hillary? Despicable! Or the ones who were tired of being told to learn to code and move to another state? Deplorable! Maybe the ones, like me who were alarmed there were forces inside the GOP who thought it a good idea to run JebBush? All hundred million dollars worth? The ones who saw John “thumbs down” Mc Cain as the fraud he’s always been? 

    As to weed, it isn’t especially defensible ( perhaps more than alcohol however) anyway, my point is that it’s just so pedestrian and borne of ignorance. This is highschool-level piling on. De Blasio is an idiot with or without weed. At least they didn’t go all Chech and Chong, so I guess they are getting a little more sophisticated.It’s almost irrelevant. I bet he drinks milk too. 

    But there was no defense. I guess you didn’t notice. I expect some kind of connection if some charge or stereotype is casually delivered. Trump voters are like the short-sighted Hollywood lefties who don’t understand how agents work and can’t grasp the value? How so? It’s a freaking question, not a defense. If anything, it’s an attack. A criticism. 

    I could have just made a comment calling the whole podcast “tiresome”, thinking that makes some kind of point, like an eye-rolling teen, or a smug elderly lady used to people hanging on her every judgment, but I choose to be specific. 

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  10. Bruce Mamont Thatcher
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    Haven’t finished listening to this episode yet, but wanted to post a comment because listening to the first half really helped turn around my day, although I didn’t laugh out loudly as much as during Rob’s GOTzzzzz.

     

     

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  11. JuliaBlaschke Lincoln
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    Franco (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

     

    We all got it coming, kid.

    I just wish people could be more creative

    Is “tiresome” the best you got?

    Tiresome is a perfect word to describe people who jump to the defense of Trump and his voters every single time. And I see no reason to defend weed at all.

    Jump to the defense? Like when someone casually smears 61 million Americans? Interesting. Trump and his voters. Like, the people who voted for him over Hillary? Despicable! Or the ones who were tired of being told to learn to code and move to another state? Deplorable! Maybe the ones, like me who were alarmed there were forces inside the GOP who thought it a good idea to run JebBush? All hundred million dollars worth? The ones who saw John “thumbs down” Mc Cain as the fraud he’s always been?

    As to weed, it isn’t especially defensible ( perhaps more than alcohol however) anyway, my point is that it’s just so pedestrian and borne of ignorance. This is highschool-level piling on. De Blasio is an idiot with or without weed. At least they didn’t go all Chech and Chong, so I guess they are getting a little more sophisticated.It’s almost irrelevant. I bet he drinks milk too.

    But there was no defense. I guess you didn’t notice. I expect some kind of connection if some charge or stereotype is casually delivered. Trump voters are like the short-sighted Hollywood lefties who don’t understand how agents work and can’t grasp the value? How so? It’s a freaking question, not a defense. If anything, it’s an attack. A criticism.

    I could have just made a comment calling the whole podcast “tiresome”, thinking that makes some kind of point, like an eye-rolling teen, or a smug elderly lady used to people hanging on her every judgment, but I choose to be specific.

    Tiresomely specific. You are the only one hanging on my every judgment as far as I can tell.  BTW I found the podcast enjoyable. It is some of the comments I find tiresome. But being a smug elderly lady I will just ignore you in the future and you can continue to make tiresome comments every time anyone criticizes Trump and his voters. Have fun.

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  12. DJ EJ Member
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    There are so many great examples of Dave Thomas impersonating Bob Hope, but one of my favorite SCTV sketches combines the ’80’s TV show Fantasy Island with the hijinks of a Hope and Crosby road movie, Casablanca, and The Wizard Of Oz. Thomas plays Bob Hope, Joe Flaherty plays Bing Crosby, John Candy as Herve Villechaize playing the character Tattoo & Humphrey Bogart playing Rick Blaine, Eugene Levy as Ricardo Montalban’s character Mr. Roarke, Andrea Martin as Ingrid Bergman playing Ilsa Lund & the Wicked Witch of the West, and Catherine O’Hara as Ginger Rogers (?) in ? & Glinda the Good Witch:

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  13. Nancy Spalding Inactive
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    in terms of YouTube narrowcasting and kids opening toys: “Ryan’s toy reviews” is explicitly and effectively targeted at very small children just exploring videos; my grandchildren have been watching it since they were each about 2 (probably less for Isaac, since his big sister could show it to him). They make $11 million / year on it, according to my daughter. she now refuses to buy any toy they originally see on Ryan’s toy reviews… 

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  14. LibertyDefender Member
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    Nancy Spalding (View Comment):

    in terms of YouTube narrowcasting and kids opening toys: “Ryan’s toy reviews” is explicitly and effectively targeted at very small children just exploring videos; my grandchildren have been watching it since they were each about 2 (probably less for Isaac, since his big sister could show it to him). They make $11 million / year on it, according to my daughter. she now refuses to buy any toy they originally see on Ryan’s toy reviews…

    Just as my parents decreed in the 60s, “if you saw it on television, you can’t have it!”

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  15. LibertyDefender Member
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    We interrupt this podcast to gratuitously bash Trump supporters as equivalents of selfish, ignorant and small-minded Hollywood types…

    It’s hard to like people who insult you, and it’s hard to listen to people who still miss the point and focus of a giant ( and non-monolithic) movement as having much insight in general. Yeah De Blasio is ridiculous. We know that. Oh, and he smokes weed. Ha ha.

    This was my first listen in a very long while. I guess I’ll take another break.

    This is so tiresome.

    What is tiresome is when two Israel-supporting, observant Jews continually take potshots at President Donald Trump, who is without question the greatest, most powerful friend of Israel in its history, and who is also the staunchest protector of religious liberty in our lifetimes.

    And yet they never praise Donald Trump. They complain more about Donald Trump than they ever did about Barack Obama’s duplicitous abandonment of Israel at the United Nations.

    So tiresome.

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  16. WalterSobchakEsq Thatcher
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    Jonah may think he pronounces words correctly. But I listened to his readingof Suicide of the West on Audible. On almost every page he wrote the word “bourgeois”. He never once pronounced it correctly. There is an “R” in the middle of the word and it is pronounced in both French and English.

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  17. Taras Coolidge
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    WalterSobchakEsq (View Comment):

    Jonah may think he pronounces words correctly. But I listened to his readingof Suicide of the West on Audible. On almost every page he wrote the word “bourgeois”. He never once pronounced it correctly. There is an “R” in the middle of the word and it is pronounced in both French and English.

    During the 1972 Columbia University student strike, when the Majority Coalition forcibly reopened the math building, we found that the strikers had left behind their motto on the foyer wall, in letters three feet high:  “SMASH BOUJOIS IDEOLOGY”.

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