With Three You Get Eggnog

It’s last GLoP of 2018 and we go out with a….shot of eggnog. Actually, we go out with some concise commentary (or rank punditry®, whichever your prefer) on the cuisine and beverages of the holiday, what the heck is going on at CBS, a fond farewell to Penny Marshall, a rave review for Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse, and a pick for the 2018 time capsule. Thanks for all the Goldberg giggles in ’18 and we’ll see (hear?) you next year.

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  1. kedavis Member

    I’ve seen “A League Of Their Own” a few times. I don’t remember any deliberate tie score at the end.

    But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

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    • December 19, 2018, at 5:20 PM PDT
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  2. EJHill Podcaster

    kedavis: But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

    Unless you’re in Japan. Then it’s considered the perfect outcome. Everyone plays hard, does their best and no one loses.

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    • December 19, 2018, at 6:05 PM PDT
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  3. Unwoke Caveman Lawyer Coolidge

    That feeling when you’re halfway through listening to a Podhoretz/Commentary podcast when you realize GLOP just did another of their trademark late-night podcast postings…

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    • December 19, 2018, at 6:17 PM PDT
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  4. filmklassik Member

    The closing song is called “Christmastime for the Jews,” from Saturday Night Live, circa 2005.

     

     

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    • December 19, 2018, at 8:39 PM PDT
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  5. Dr. Strangelove Thatcher

    For some reason Rob Long’s explanation of eggnog–specifically, his insight that melted vanilla ice cream is akin to eggnog*–caused me to realize that that if you:

    1. dipped slices of bread into classic eggnog; and then
    2. toasted said eggnog coated bread slices on a griddle

    you would then have French toast. Boozy French toast.

    Now I have to do this.

    * Yes, obviously my conclusion is a non sequitur. Yes, I know melted ice cream isn’t suitable for French toast. But eggnog, with its egg yokes in heavy cream and cinnamon/nutmeg, would make excellent French toast. Don’t ask me what mental alchemy enabled me to make this leap. Don’t harsh my mellow.

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    • December 19, 2018, at 9:10 PM PDT
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  6. George Olmsted Member

    It was not a tie, and they certainly were not cooperating. Kit scored the winning run after crashing into Dottie at home plate.

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    • December 19, 2018, at 9:46 PM PDT
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  7. Blue Yeti Admin

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    The closing song is called “Christmastime for the Jews,” from Saturday Night Live, circa 2005.

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    • December 19, 2018, at 10:24 PM PDT
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  8. kedavis Member

    Just wondering, will the New Year bring a return to the every-two-weeks schedule?

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    • December 20, 2018, at 12:56 AM PDT
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  9. J Ro Member

    John Hendrix (View Comment):

    For some reason Rob Long’s explanation of eggnog–specifically, his insight that melted vanilla ice cream is akin to eggnog*–caused me to realize that that if you:

    1. dipped slices of bread into classic eggnog; and then
    2. toasted said eggnog coated bread slices onto a griddle

    you would then have French toast. Boozy French toast.

    Now I have to do this.

    * Yes, obviously my conclusion is a non sequitur. Yes, I know melted ice cream isn’t suitable for French toast. But eggnog, with its egg yokes in heavy cream and cinnamon/nutmeg, would make excellent French toast. Don’t ask me what mental alchemy enabled me to make this leap. Don’t harsh my mellow.

    Hello, Häagen-Dazs! 

    Eggnog ice cream, please!

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    • December 20, 2018, at 1:53 AM PDT
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  10. kedavis Member

    A musical comedy version of the My Lai Massacre?

    Once again, The Critic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPdiV4GRsyA

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    • December 20, 2018, at 1:58 AM PDT
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  11. Bishop Wash Member

    Interesting look into the way the brain can work towards the end of the show. A big portion of the show deals with Penny Marshall’s passing. A lot of talk about Marshall. Then JPod talks about the directors of Solo being fired by Kathleen Kennedy Marshall. Easy to see how he made that mistake.

    Like Rob, I thought JPod was going to continue the chain and tie Ron Howard to Penny Marshall.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 7:19 AM PDT
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  12. Shawn Buell (Majestyk) Contributor

    Movies are a dying medium. There are many reasons for this; writers have all fled to the greener pastures of television and the economics of big-studio motion pictures demand explosions and Superheroes which please foreign audiences (mainly in China) so that there isn’t too much talking.

    Add in the fact that over the past couple of years, SJWism has essentially come to utterly dominate institutions such as the Academy Awards… look at the last couple of Best Picture winners: Midnight, and The Shape of Water and 3 out of the last 4, with Birdman.

    I had the misfortune of seeing the 2 most recent of these cinematic crimes, and what I can say with a high degree of confidence is, these movies were pure, weaponized disdain aimed at annoying average Americans, lacking as they are in both class and artistry. I literally cannot heap enough opprobrium on either of these movies for their simultaneous nihilism and celebration of perversity.

    It’s not like this was some kind of mistake, either – looking at last year’s nominees, I saw Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, The Post, Three Billboards,  and the remaining nominees were Get out, Call me by your Name, Lady Bird and Phantom Thread.

    Of them, the strongest was clearly Darkest Hour, but Churchill is too Problematic to win and the remaining ones feature various marginalized people or turgid character studies. Who wants to watch this trash that the movie-producing world considers so important? The self-referential nature of a lot of the proceedings begin to resemble an Ouroboros at some point.

    @roblong – tell me where I’m off the rails, here?

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    • December 20, 2018, at 7:27 AM PDT
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  13. Bishop Wash Member

    Shawn Buell (Majestyk) (View Comment):
    Movies are a dying medium. There are many reasons for this; writers have all fled to the greener pastures of television and the economics of big-studio motion pictures demand explosions and Superheroes which please foreign audiences (mainly in China) so that there isn’t too much talking.

    Someone on a recent podcast through the Ricochet superfeed was talking about movies and Chinese censorship. He said that China doesn’t allow a lot of foreign films into the country and those that do have to be screened to avoid depicting the evils of the Chinese government. He went on to say that now studios are avoiding the screening of finished films and getting the Chinese to buy off on the script before anything is filmed, even having Chinese censors on set.

    I think I’ve only seen new run film in the theater this year. I was out of town on business and my wife said that I needed to see Gosnell, plus I did want to support Andrew Klavan and a conservative film. The theater had placed the film in their over 21 section, where alcohol can be served, so the movie ticket was $15 or $16. Concessions, which are always high, seemed higher than I remembered so I went without. The prices are ridiculous, especially when one will mostly likely be lectured to and not entertained.

    The base theater reopened last year to show free movies on the weekends. The matinees are PG or PG-13 films and I’ve been taking my daughter to see ones that she’ll enjoy. I always get concessions, which are reasonable, to show support and my family of three can get some entertainment for under $15.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 7:54 AM PDT
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  14. Shawn Buell (Majestyk) Contributor

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    The prices are ridiculous

    Yeah, going to the local multiplex for an afternoon will set me back almost $100 for tickets and concessions.

    That is clearly absurd.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 7:57 AM PDT
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  15. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve seen “A League Of Their Own” a few times. I don’t remember any deliberate tie score at the end.

    But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

    There was no tie score at the end. In the championship game, Geena Davis intentionally drops the ball so her sister, playing for the opposing team, scores the game-winning run.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 8:18 AM PDT
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  16. Blue Yeti Admin

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Just wondering, will the New Year bring a return to the every-two-weeks schedule?

    There was a show recorded on the NR Cruise that was supposed to be other other show for this month but someone lost the audio for it.

    But yes, we’ll be back to 2X a month in January.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 8:19 AM PDT
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  17. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Interesting look into the way the brain can work towards the end of the show. A big portion of the show deals with Penny Marshall’s passing. A lot of talk about Marshall. Then JPod talks about the directors of Solo being fired by Kathleen Kennedy Marshall. Easy to see how he made that mistake.

    Like Rob, I thought JPod was going to continue the chain and tie Ron Howard to Penny Marshall.

    Frank Marshall (of no relation) is Kathleen Kennedy’s husband

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    • December 20, 2018, at 9:07 AM PDT
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  18. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Skip making your own or the supermarket nogs and go to the ABC store and pick up a bottle of Evan Williams Egg Nog. Great stuff.

    I am so with Rob on the movies. I sometimes think I’d like a date night with hubby and dinner and a movie. Then I look at Fandango and can’t find a single thing I want to see. Can’t get excited about Spiderman either. 

     

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    • December 20, 2018, at 9:09 AM PDT
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  19. Bishop Wash Member

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Interesting look into the way the brain can work towards the end of the show. A big portion of the show deals with Penny Marshall’s passing. A lot of talk about Marshall. Then JPod talks about the directors of Solo being fired by Kathleen Kennedy Marshall. Easy to see how he made that mistake.

    Like Rob, I thought JPod was going to continue the chain and tie Ron Howard to Penny Marshall.

    Frank Marshall (of no relation) is Kathleen Kennedy’s husband

    I didn’t know that. So maybe JPod called her Kathleen Marshall because of that and not having Penny Marshall on the brain. Maybe a confluence of all of that.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 9:50 AM PDT
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  20. Unwoke Caveman Lawyer Coolidge

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    The closing song is called “Christmastime for the Jews,” from Saturday Night Live, circa 2005.

    But if Jonah just said he’s going to Hawai’i for Christmas, I bet the runner-up they thought about using was “Mele Kalikimaka”—or perhaps the libertarian parody version…

    (Er, warning for language?)

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    • December 20, 2018, at 10:31 AM PDT
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  21. kedavis Member

    And, where was the time capsule talk supposed to be? There was just a short outtake at the very start.

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    • December 20, 2018, at 5:20 PM PDT
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  22. kedavis Member

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Just wondering, will the New Year bring a return to the every-two-weeks schedule?

    There was a show recorded on the NR Cruise that was supposed to be other other show for this month but someone lost the audio for it.

    That’s disappointing. Not having copies/backups is a rookie mistake, especially when a business is involved.

     

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    • December 20, 2018, at 8:51 PM PDT
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  23. Henry Castaigne Member

    EJHill (View Comment):

    kedavis: But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

    Unless you’re in Japan. Then it’s considered the perfect outcome. Everyone plays hard, does their best and no one loses.

    I oppose this. Life is suffering and hierarchical. We cannot turn away from it. 

     

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    • December 20, 2018, at 11:42 PM PDT
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  24. jmelvin Member

    Gentlemen, if any of you in the DC area can get your hands on a quart of Homestead Creamery egg nog ( https://www.homesteadcreameryinc.com/our-products/milk/eggnog/ ) and get it to Mr. Podhoretz, I believe he will experience egg nog like no other (he’ll like it!). It comes from a regional dairy that offers other great products and offers home delivery like the milkman of years gone by. Just look for the glass bottles.

    Grab some for yourselves as well. You can surely find it in a local Harris Teeter or Kroger, or there Find Our Products feature will tell you where else.

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    • December 21, 2018, at 4:33 AM PDT
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  25. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    jmelvin (View Comment):
    https://www.homesteadcreameryinc.com/our-products/milk/eggnog

    I have relatives at Smith Mountain Lake and never fail to stop at Homestead Creamery for an ice cream when I visit. I would imagine the egg nog is just as good.

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    • December 21, 2018, at 7:39 AM PDT
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  26. filmklassik Member

    Shawn Buell (Majestyk) (View Comment):

    Movies are a dying medium. There are many reasons for this; writers have all fled to the greener pastures of television and the economics of big-studio motion pictures demand explosions and Superheroes which please foreign audiences (mainly in China) so that there isn’t too much talking.

    Add in the fact that over the past couple of years, SJWism has essentially come to utterly dominate institutions such as the Academy Awards…

    Boy do I wish it was only Academy Award contenders that were infected by the virulent pathogen that is trendy PC “wokeness.” That would be great. That would be a dream world. But such is not the case.

    It has infected virtually every film and TV show now.

    Which is why all I watch these days — besides DVDs and Blu-rays, of course — is Turner Classic Movies.

    And I am not some cranky old guy ranting from his rocking chair about “smut” at the movies. I have no problem with R, X and NC-17 material. I love STRAW DOGS. I love BODY HEAT. I love LAST TANGO IN PARIS.

    Violence, sexuality and what the rubes call “cussing” mean nothing to me.

    No, all care about – – and I mean all I care about – – all that really sets my teeth on edge — is insufferable PC “wokeness.” Which you can no longer get away from.

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    • December 21, 2018, at 9:59 AM PDT
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  27. Taras Coolidge

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve seen “A League Of Their Own” a few times. I don’t remember any deliberate tie score at the end.

    But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

    There was no tie score at the end. In the championship game, Geena Davis intentionally drops the ball so her sister, playing for the opposing team, scores the game-winning run.

     It just hit me: John Podhoretz not only got the ending wrong, but went on to reach sociopolitical conclusions based on his misunderstanding.

    Oh, well. As a film critic, J.Pod is a great political pundit.

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    • December 21, 2018, at 1:06 PM PDT
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  28. filmklassik Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve seen “A League Of Their Own” a few times. I don’t remember any deliberate tie score at the end.

    But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

    There was no tie score at the end. In the championship game, Geena Davis intentionally drops the ball so her sister, playing for the opposing team, scores the game-winning run.

    It just hit me: John Podhoretz not only got the ending wrong, but went on to reach sociopolitical conclusions based on his misunderstanding.

    Oh, well. As a film critic, J.Pod is a great political pundit.

    JP is still, I would argue, half right about the ending. Well, maybe 30 percent right about it. It’s a terrible ending and Geena Davis does a lame and monumentally patronizing thing on “behalf” of her sister. And the action Davis takes is indeed — for reasons I can’t quite explain — somehow un-American (at least insofar as sports are concerned).

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    • December 21, 2018, at 2:07 PM PDT
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  29. Bishop Wash Member

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I’ve seen “A League Of Their Own” a few times. I don’t remember any deliberate tie score at the end.

    But, at any rate, in baseball don’t they keep playing – extra innings – until there’s NOT a tie score?

    There was no tie score at the end. In the championship game, Geena Davis intentionally drops the ball so her sister, playing for the opposing team, scores the game-winning run.

    It just hit me: John Podhoretz not only got the ending wrong, but went on to reach sociopolitical conclusions based on his misunderstanding.

    Oh, well. As a film critic, J.Pod is a great political pundit.

    JP is still, I would argue, half right about the ending. Well, maybe 30 percent right about it. It’s a terrible ending and Geena Davis does a lame and monumentally patronizing thing on “behalf” of her sister. And the action Davis takes is indeed — for reasons I can’t quite explain — somehow un-American (at least insofar as sports are concerned).

    It’s been a long time since I’ve watched the movie, but wasn’t the ending ambiguous? Did Geena Davis drop the ball on purpose or did her sister truly knock the stuffing out of her? I thought it was left open, but as I said, it’s been awhile.

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  30. jmelvin Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    jmelvin (View Comment):
    https://www.homesteadcreameryinc.com/our-products/milk/eggnog

    I have relatives at Smith Mountain Lake and never fail to stop at Homestead Creamery for an ice cream when I visit. I would imagine the egg nog is just as good.

    Oh it is, it is! Stop in for lunch too when you go for ice cream and you can extend the deliciousness. Up until the kids came along we made a habit of driving our friends (and visiting relatives) out there for ice cream and lunch on a semi-regular basis.

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    • December 21, 2018, at 2:42 PM PDT
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