With A Machete

We know that we’ve missed a GLoP or two in the past few months. So in an effort to make up for lost GLoPs, we present this super-sized edition, close to 90 minutes long. We won’t delve into the myriad of topics covered in this show except to say it runs the gamut from a brief history of cable, William Hurt and his many flaws, Skeet Ulrich, The Godfather, Brando, the woman who protested the Ukraine war in a Russian TV studio, who should play Zelensky and more. Just listen. And laugh.

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  1. Quinnie Member
    Quinnie
    @Quinnie

    Actually sounds like a good podcast.   But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers.  I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast.  Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.  

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  2. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    Well, that wouldn’t be GLoP any more.  What would you name it then?

    GLoL?  It has possibilities…

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  3. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    I like all of the above, but a lot of pro-Trump members also find Jon Gabriel to be insufferable.  But maybe you consider Jon to be a sufferable anti-Trumper, though. 

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  4. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    And the irony, or something, is that GLoP was supposed to avoid politics.

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  5. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Quinnie (View Comment)Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

     

    The T word was not uttered on this podcast.

    You know what else is insufferable? Leaving a negative comment on something you haven’t listened to

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    “Don’t mention the war!” is not a Monty Python bit, it’s from an episode of the show called “Fawlty Towers” which starred Python member John Cleese.

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Speaking of Jackie Gleason and “Smokey and the Bandit”:

     

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  8. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown
    @CliffordBrown

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    The T word was not uttered on this podcast.

    You know what else is insufferable? Leaving a negative comment on something you haven’t listened to.

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  9. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher
    RebeccaCoffey
    @RebeccaCoffey

    Wasn’t Gloria Mundi Goldie Hawn’s character’s name in Fowl Play?

    William Hurt was NOT funny. 

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  10. Nohaaj Coolidge
    Nohaaj
    @Nohaaj

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Quinnie (View Comment): Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

     

    The T word was not uttered on this podcast.

    You know what else is insufferable? Leaving a negative comment on something you haven’t listened to

    one podcast out of infinity…. how quaint, they didn’t bloat on about evil Trump this podcast. When they publicly admit they were categorically wrong in their analysis and anti-Trump kneejerk rhetoric,  then maybe we will consider listening to their opinions.  

    otherwise. simply trash. 

    Once a liar, always a liar. 

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  11. RebeccaCoffey Thatcher
    RebeccaCoffey
    @RebeccaCoffey

    I mean Foul Play.

    • #11
  12. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    I’ve always thought people (including me) would be more likely to listen to podcasts if they came with an index, like a book.

    So many minutes in: Godfather talk ; five minutes later, what a hoot Broadcast News was, especially the Albert Brooks schvitz scene; halfway in, cable’s early years in Pennsylvania featuring a brilliant TV set salesman, Irving Kahn’s pre-incarceration years, and the premiere of HBO; two minutes before the final buzzer: (tagged with a trigger warning to Trump supporters) Jonah’s historic first veiled reference acknowledging 2020 election irregularities, then a hasty segue into talk of irregularity in general and how millennial Senna-holics disparagingly call Boomers “Generation Ex-Lax.”

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  13. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Jim Kearney (View Comment):

    I’ve always thought people (including me) would be more likely to listen to podcasts if they came with an index, like a book.

    So many minutes in: Godfather talk ; five minutes later, what a hoot Broadcast News was, especially the Albert Brooks schvitz scene; halfway in, cable’s early years in Pennsylvania featuring a brilliant TV set salesman, Irving Kahn’s pre-incarceration years, and the premiere of HBO; two minutes before the final buzzer: (tagged with a trigger warning to Trump supporters) Jonah’s historic first veiled reference acknowledging 2020 election irregularities, then a hasty segue into talk of irregularity in general and how millennial Senna-holics disparagingly call Boomers “the Ex-Lax Generation.”

    Funny!  but often, maybe even most of the times, the subjects are not that easily separated.

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  14. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Quinnie (View Comment): Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

     

    The T word was not uttered on this podcast.

    You know what else is insufferable? Leaving a negative comment on something you haven’t listened to

    one podcast out of infinity…. how quaint, they didn’t bloat on about evil Trump this podcast. When they publicly admit they were categorically wrong in their analysis and anti-Trump kneejerk rhetoric, then maybe we will consider listening to their opinions.

    otherwise. simply trash.

    Once a liar, always a liar.

    Don’t like the podcast? Easy solution: Don’t listen to it.

    But then don’t spam (yes, that’s what your tired and boring comment is) the thread of content you don’t consume and yet feel entitled to criticize it.

    I have some news for you: it wasn’t Jonah, John, and Rob’s fault that Trump lost —oh, sorry— had the election stolen from him.

    But it’s weird that some of you credit people you clearly loathe with so much influence.

    • #14
  15. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    But it would be nice and highly appropriate if they would finally admit that “gotta get rid of Trump!” was a major fustercluck.

    • #15
  16. mildlyo Member
    mildlyo
    @mildlyo

    Jim Kearney (View Comment):

    I’ve always thought people (including me) would be more likely to listen to podcasts if they came with an index, like a book.

    So many minutes in: Godfather talk ; five minutes later, what a hoot Broadcast News was, especially the Albert Brooks schvitz scene; halfway in, cable’s early years in Pennsylvania featuring a brilliant TV set salesman, Irving Kahn’s pre-incarceration years, and the premiere of HBO; two minutes before the final buzzer: (tagged with a trigger warning to Trump supporters) Jonah’s historic first veiled reference acknowledging 2020 election irregularities, then a hasty segue into talk of irregularity in general and how millennial Senna-holics disparagingly call Boomers “the Ex-Lax Generation.”

    Blue yeti gave a time range to avoid politics once. He later admitted on a video chat that he received more complaints than compliments for so doing. Too bad.

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  17. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Jim Kearney (View Comment):

    I’ve always thought people (including me) would be more likely to listen to podcasts if they came with an index, like a book.

    So many minutes in: Godfather talk ; five minutes later, what a hoot Broadcast News was, especially the Albert Brooks schvitz scene; halfway in, cable’s early years in Pennsylvania featuring a brilliant TV set salesman, Irving Kahn’s pre-incarceration years, and the premiere of HBO; two minutes before the final buzzer: (tagged with a trigger warning to Trump supporters) Jonah’s historic first veiled reference acknowledging 2020 election irregularities, then a hasty segue into talk of irregularity in general and how millennial Senna-holics disparagingly call Boomers “the Ex-Lax Generation.”

    I don’t know what podcast you were listening to, but what you are describing isn’t this show. 

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  18. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Last I heard, Jonah, CNN is still in ratings hell.

    • #18
  19. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
    GlennAmurgis
    @GlennAmurgis

    I agree with Jonah about the fight scene in The Godfather being really bad – the only other thing was Robert Duvall’s hair piece

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  20. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Last I heard, Jonah, CNN is still in ratings hell.

    But they now have him. Things will be looking up. After all, he couldn’t be seen with Tucker but it’s quite alright to be with all the sexual deviants at CNN.

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  21. Bishop Wash Member
    Bishop Wash
    @BishopWash

    I haven’t seen some of the latest Marvel movies so I didn’t know William Hurt played a character. Earlier this week my news feed had a headline about Marvel losing an actor. I knew it wasn’t one of the major ones but was surprised to learn he’d been in their movies.

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  22. Meisterbri Coolidge
    Meisterbri
    @Meisterbri

    This episode doesn’t seem to be in the RSS feed, so it doesn’t show up in my podcast app. I would really like to listen to it. Maybe I’m missing something and someone smarter could set me straight but it just isn’t there.

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  23. Franco Member
    Franco
    @Franco

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Quinnie (View Comment):

     

    one podcast out of infinity…. how quaint, they didn’t bloat on about evil Trump this podcast. When they publicly admit they were categorically wrong in their analysis and anti-Trump kneejerk rhetoric, then maybe we will consider listening to their opinions.

     

    Don’t like the podcast? Easy solution: Don’t listen to it.

    But then don’t spam (yes, that’s what your tired and boring comment is) the thread of content you don’t consume and yet feel entitled to criticize it.

    I have some news for you: it wasn’t Jonah, John, and Rob’s fault that Trump lost —oh, sorry— had the election stolen from him.

    But it’s weird that some of you credit people you clearly loathe with so much influence.

    I haven’t listened, despite being a huge Godfather fan, I doubt these guys have any insights I haven’t heard. But I love comments. That’s the interesting part!

    This one says that it wasn’t Jonah, John or Rob’s fault Trump lost. Interesting.

    I say it was. Them and people like them. How so? Because these guys are core pundits for the GOP establishment and they are thought-leaders. They have the eyes and ears of influential Republicans who can throw their lot behind Trump, or decide to split the party loyalties and sabotage initiatives and smear candidates. These men encouraged this kind of behavior. They didn’t beat-up the kid behind the gym themselves, they just went along with the narrative that he deserved to be beaten up.

    So we are supposed to forget all that, move along, and chortle about 50 year-old films that there’s a treasure-trove of information already available with a couple of clicks. 

     We do have the comment section though. The veritable peanut gallery.

    Own it, or else admit the entire pundit thing is for attention and money only, and moving people politically isn’t a goal. 

    If it is a goal, then you are tacitly admitting failure when you say “it’s not their fault”, you are saying their articles, podcasts and public positions had no impact. 

    Ricochet is essentially a political site, correct? People come here for like-minded conversation. We have our disagreements on some policies, but align generally. That’s the idea right? However, people have red lines. For example you don’t host hard-core Democrats shilling for Pelosi or Biden. That’s because you don’t value their ideas and don’t wish to promote their narratives. 

    For the same reason I wouldn’t listen to a Nancy Pelosi shill, I won’t listen to Jonah Goldberg. That’s a red line. He doesn’t need this gig. He’s a starting forward for the Washington Generals on CNN!

    One can loathe Jimmy Kimmel or Steven Colbert or Kathy Griffin yet know they have outsized influence, so…not weird. 

     

     

    • #23
  24. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    Heck, I am an anti Trumper and I voted for him in 2020.

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  25. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Meisterbri (View Comment):

    This episode doesn’t seem to be in the RSS feed, so it doesn’t show up in my podcast app. I would really like to listen to it. Maybe I’m missing something and someone smarter could set me straight but it just isn’t there.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. You are correct and it will be fixed in the next few minutes. 

    Our apologies, but I should also point out that this error only occurred because Jonah took a job appearing on CNN for a few minutes once or twice a week. 

    • #25
  26. Britanicus Member
    Britanicus
    @Britanicus

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    Oh for Heaven’s sake. Get over it. I don’t even think they mentioned Trump in this podcast. I’m so sick of hearing about “Trump this”, “Trump that”, “it’s Podhoretz’s fault that Trump lost”, etc. We shouldn’t have to keep hearing about him. He lost. It’s over. I voted for him because the alternative was .. well, Biden, but it’s over. He wasn’t a good president and we’re doing ourselves a disservice if we pretend that he was.

    If you don’t like the podcast, just don’t listen to it. If you don’t like the hosts, don’t read their work.

    Edit: “when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast.”

    Are you implying that all three of them are actually closet leftists? Or do they not pass your conservative purity test? Because it sounds like you’re implying that the co-founder of this site would be more at home over at CNN instead of here, at Ricochet, the site that he helped create.

    • #26
  27. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

    I appreciate how Lileks tries not to be insufferable. 

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  28. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Quinnie (View Comment): Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

     

    The T word was not uttered on this podcast.

    You know what else is insufferable? Leaving a negative comment on something you haven’t listened to

    I still think they cut CNN too much slack but Blue Yeti makes a good point. This was a great podcast about the Godfather movies and Hollywood trivia. 

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  29. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
    @HenryCastaigne

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Nohaaj (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Quinnie (View Comment): Actually sounds like a good podcast. But Podhoretz and Goldberg are insufferable anti-Trumpers. I’ll listen again when they move their honest allegiance to a CNN podcast. Maybe Lileks and Gabriel can replace them.

     

    The T word was not uttered on this podcast.

    You know what else is insufferable? Leaving a negative comment on something you haven’t listened to

    one podcast out of infinity…. how quaint, they didn’t bloat on about evil Trump this podcast. When they publicly admit they were categorically wrong in their analysis and anti-Trump kneejerk rhetoric, then maybe we will consider listening to their opinions.

    otherwise. simply trash.

    Once a liar, always a liar.

    Don’t like the podcast? Easy solution: Don’t listen to it.

    But then don’t spam (yes, that’s what your tired and boring comment is) the thread of content you don’t consume and yet feel entitled to criticize it.

    I have some news for you: it wasn’t Jonah, John, and Rob’s fault that Trump lost —oh, sorry— had the election stolen from him.

    But it’s weird that some of you credit people you clearly loathe with so much influence.

    Maybe we should focus on movies?

    • #29
  30. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):
    Maybe we should focus on movies?

    No, let’s spend more time reading the thoughts of people who are still litigating the last election by commenting on podcasts they don’t listen to hosted by people they don’t like. It’s a very good use of everyone’s time. 

    • #30
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