Rob Long, Jonah Goldberg, and John Podhoretz return for another whirlwind tour of politics, culture, and social media. This week, Pat Morita’s stand-up, Mark Sanford’s campaign, Game of Thrones’ nudity, Steve Byrne’s jaw, ex-Obama staffer’s Twitter feeds, Liberace’s rave’s and much more.

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  1. Cunctator Inactive

    Thank you thank you thank you! Need this podcast lots.

    I know it’s an awful title that should be condemned, but I still must propose “GoPLo.ud”

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    • April 4, 2013, at 1:12 AM PDT
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  2. Hartmann von Aue Member

    Laughed a lot. Thanks! GLOP! GLOP! GLOP! 

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    • April 4, 2013, at 1:39 AM PDT
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  3. Fricosis Guy Listener
    In its cradle, its tiny cradleThe iPod synchs tonight…
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    • April 4, 2013, at 2:08 AM PDT
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  4. Grendel Member

    I file it under “Lost Tribe”.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 2:08 AM PDT
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  5. Peter Meza Member

    Johnny Yune – wow, hadn’t heard that name in ages. I do remember him vaguely. Anyway, the mention of Johnny Yune made me think of the late Japanese-American actor Jack Soo, who was a stand-up comic and was on The Odd Couple TV series as Chuk Mai Chin in 1972.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 3:10 AM PDT
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  6. GLDIII Temporarily Essential Thatcher

    EJ, love the bandana on Goldberg

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    • April 4, 2013, at 3:23 AM PDT
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  7. Chris Campion Coolidge
    Indaba: So now I know why my husband loves Game of Thrones… It was good to hear the review if why Bill Clinton’s sleazing with Monica L. Was so poor. Anyone else having sex in the office with young employees would be fired. · 3 hours ago

    Not to drag that whole thing up again, but the same people who argued for the rightful abolition of that kind of crap in the office (and seem to enjoy suing employers at the drop of a hat for much, much less than what occurred in the WH workspace) laughed off this occurrence, and were shocked and outraged at others’ shock and outrage.

    These same people think a man in a position of power, having sex with an intern, is OK in the White House but not OK at a corporate office. Why, exactly?

    Not sure that I’m going to read it, but Lewinsky’s book is likely to be quite sad.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 4:00 AM PDT
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  8. Mark Krikorian Contributor

    As usual, this is the Podcast About Nothing, but it’s hilarious.

    I WROTE 62 MR. EDS AND CAN’T GET A MEETING!

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    • April 4, 2013, at 4:08 AM PDT
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  9. Chris Campion Coolidge

    The podcast cracked me up on a cold “spring” run. Thanks fellas.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 5:39 AM PDT
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  10. ParisParamus Member

    Matede, I Googled “Giggles, West Nyack, NY” and was disappointed to discover there isn’t such a place (but there is Levity Live)–excellent deadpan.

    the 92nd St. Y even does, however intrigue!

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    • April 4, 2013, at 5:46 AM PDT
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  11. mike in state college Member

    Pat Morita steps on a banana peel: hip nip slip

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    • April 4, 2013, at 7:18 AM PDT
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  12. Mr. Dart Inactive

    I’m with Rob when it comes to TCM. If DISH took away all of my 500 channels one by one, the last one I’d let them have is 132. Not only for the movies but for the elegant and calming Bob Osborne.

    And, to go along with the fact that Pat Morita was in an episode of The Odd Couple, did you know that Bob Osborne was in an episode of The Beverly Hillbillies?  It’s true!

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    • April 4, 2013, at 7:18 AM PDT
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  13. Profile Photo Member

    OK, since the discussion so often revolves around pop culture why not call the podcast:

    “GLoP Culture”

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    • April 4, 2013, at 7:25 AM PDT
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  14. Fricosis Guy Listener

    Not sure there’s ever a Giggles in the town mentioned, sometimes the town isn’t even a town (e.g., North Hartford, CT).

    ParisParamus: Matede, I Googled “Giggles, West Nyack, NY” and was disappointed to discover there isn’t such a place (but there isLevity Live)–excellent deadpan.

    the 92nd St. Y even does, however intrigue! · 1 hour ago

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    • April 4, 2013, at 7:57 AM PDT
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  15. Fricosis Guy Listener

    Bubba was common in so many ways, including his taste in women. It figures the book would be lame.

    Indaba: It was good to hear the review if why Bill Clinton’s sleazing with Monica L. was so poor.
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    • April 4, 2013, at 8:00 AM PDT
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  16. Crow's Nest Inactive

    The catastrophe of of the entire “listen to nude scenes online” transition having been narrowly averted by Jonah’s deft “listen to her rack” interjection, I must say that in the midst of this podcast about nothing (admittedly, nevertheless, one of my favorite Ricochet podcasts), John made a very astute point about the transformation of the Presidency.

    Obama may very well be the first postmodern President, operating by a simulcrum of leadership (a “leading from behind” internationally, a focus on rallying his base/coalition to the detriment of and often in place of attention to, the common good or what appear to be the most pressing issues at the moment, a hilariously over-the-top parody worthy speechwriting team, and a press office more interested in bludgeoning the press corps into submission in new media than in persuasion).

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    • April 4, 2013, at 8:07 AM PDT
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  17. Fricosis Guy Listener

    JPod is one of the few who does not underestimate Obama. This transformation is not happening by accident.

    Crow’s Nest: John made a very astute point about the transformation of the Presidency.
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    • April 4, 2013, at 8:21 AM PDT
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  18. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    I wanted to comment on the comments made about the third season of Game of Thrones. I, too, have read all five books. I loved them and am rereading the series, currently on volume 3. I also purchased the BluRay sets of the first and second seasons because cable does not run up my dirt road and surrounding trees ruined my satellite connection several years ago.

    This a very complex series. There are multiple subplots running through the five books with almost as many characters as War and Peace, and as complex a main plot as Clavell’s Shogun. Additionally, the demands of a cinematic environment are not necessarily congruent with those of the written word, so they did make several changes to the sub-stories to simplify and help the flow of the video. Several characters were dropped and a few events were rewritten to make them easier to film. However, much of the important dialog is right out of the book, and the general flow has not changed. However, attempting to pick up the theme three years into the series is simply a fool’s errand. 

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  19. Mate De Inactive

    John, I am from West Nyack and I know for a fact there is NOT a giggles there.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 8:42 AM PDT
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  20. Eugene Kriegsmann Member

    In terms of the nudity which at times is, truly, excessive, I think Andrew Klavin’s comment, that it helped to provide some abiding interest to those long scenes of exposition upon which the movement of the plot depends, is quite to the point.

    I am loving the series as much as the books. I will have to wait for the third season until it comes out on video, but I fully intend to purchase it at that time. I think George R.R. Martin has accomplished quite as much as J.R.R. Tolkien in creating a remarkable work of fiction and mythology. I understand that there are two more books to complete the series. I truly hope that Martin lives long enough to complete his work. Without the final volumes it will never truly achieve its full potential.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 8:43 AM PDT
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  21. Rob Long Founder
    Crow’s Nest: The catastrophe of of the entire “listen to nude scenes online” transition having been narrowly averted by Jonah’s deft “listen to her rack” interjection, I must say that in the midst of this podcast about nothing (admittedly, nevertheless, one of my favorite Ricochet podcasts), John made a very astute point about the transformation of the Presidency.

    Obama may very well be the first postmodern President, operating by a simulcrum of leadership (a “leading from behind” internationally, a focus on rallying his base/coalition to the detriment of and often in place of attention to, the common good or what appear to be the most pressing issues at the moment, a hilariously over-the-top parody worthy speechwriting team, and a press office more interested in bludgeoning the press corps into submission in new media than in persuasion). · 1 hour ago

    John has that sneaky ability to break into our meanderings with something insightful. I hate that about him.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 9:50 AM PDT
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  22. Crow's Nest Inactive
    Rob Long
    Crow’s Nest: The catastrophe of of the entire “listen to nude scenes online” transition having been narrowly averted by Jonah’s deft “listen to her rack” interjection, I must say that in the midst of this podcast about nothing (admittedly, nevertheless, one of my favorite Ricochet podcasts), John made a very astute point about the transformation of the Presidency.

    Obama may very well be the first postmodern President, operating by a simulcrum of leadership (a “leading from behind” internationally, a focus on rallying his base/coalition to the detriment of and often in place of attention to, the common good or what appear to be the most pressing issues at the moment, a hilariously over-the-top parody worthy speechwriting team, and a press office more interested in bludgeoning the press corps into submission in new media than in persuasion). · 1 hour ago

    John has that sneaky ability to break into our meanderings with something insightful. I hate that about him. · 59 minutes ago

    On the other hand, the median age of J (“I have no time to watch television”) Pod’s pop culture references tends to be about 70…..

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    • April 4, 2013, at 10:52 AM PDT
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  23. Indaba Inactive

    So now I know why my husband loves Game of Thrones… It was good to hear the review if why Bill Clinton’s sleazing with Monica L. Was so poor. Anyone else having sex in the office with young employees would be fired.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 12:16 PM PDT
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  24. Salamandyr Inactive

    Yay! I’ve been needing one of these!

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    • April 4, 2013, at 12:47 PM PDT
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  25. Duane Oyen Member

    Yep. I’m a Serial GLoPper, myself.

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    • April 4, 2013, at 12:54 PM PDT
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  26. Profile Photo Member

    Hey Yeti — Can you post the link to the Dylan Byers Politico piece that John referenced? I can’t seem to find it on my own. Thanks.

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    • April 5, 2013, at 1:41 AM PDT
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  27. Profile Photo Member

    Sure, it’s here

    Trace: Hey Yeti — Can you post the link to the Dylan Byers Politico piece that John referenced? I can’t seem to find it on my own. Thanks. · 40 minutes ago
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  28. ParisParamus Member

    Was JPod’s grandmother’s name Shirley? Or was he saying “surely”?

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  29. Give Me Liberty Inactive
    ParisParamus: Was JPod’s grandmother’s name Shirley? Or was he saying “surely”? · 47 minutes ago

    Don’t call me Shirley.

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  30. Fredösphere Member

    Guys? If after all this time you haven’t come up with a name you like, give it up. Embrace the GLoP.

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