After a brief excursion at sea sans Rob Long, the men of GLoP return to their landlocked status to opine on the zeitgeist of the day. This week, RIP Fidel (yay!), that ridiculous BuzzFeed piece on the HGTV stars, why the passing of former NBC Entertainment exec Grant Tinker is important, who is the greatest male and female star all off times, and of course, some tales of old and new Hollywood. ¡Viva GLoP!

Chuckles, @EJHill

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    Okay I’m 10 seconds in, but the existence of a “conservative” mobile phone company depresses the hell out of me. Does everything have to be political?

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    • December 1, 2016 at 8:56 am
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    Jamie Lockett: Does everything have to be political?

    Yes. And that’s not our fault. We’re not the ones that started it. The left weaponized everything, including business. Starbucks is an explicitly liberal company, as an example. And remember Tonx Coffee? They stopped advertising here for political reasons.

    The days of “business just being business” ended a long time ago. The theory that the marketplaces are freedom immune from politics is pretty laughable at this point. Go try to buy a Confederate flag from Ebay or Amazon now. You can’t, but you CAN make some mom-and-pop bakery make you a “Happy Sodomy Day!” cake. Thus the rise of explicitly right wing companies as an alternative to the left wing companies. I wish it wasn’t that way, but hey, we’re not the ones that fired that shot. We’re just returning fire.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 9:38 am
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    Patriot Mobile (a flagship sponsor for us) is a response to this very successful liberal mobile provider.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 9:42 am
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  4. Profile photo of Jamie Lockett Reagan

    Blue Yeti:Patriot Mobile (a flagship sponsor for us) is a response to this very successful liberal mobile provider.

    I have the same criticism of that too.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 9:50 am
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    cubana

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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:10 am
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    PJS

    Calling @iwe and @richardharvester. John asks for some Torah commentary right at the end.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:27 am
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    Jamie Lockett:

    Blue Yeti:Patriot Mobile (a flagship sponsor for us) is a response to this very successful liberal mobile provider.

    I have the same criticism of that too.

    Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:30 am
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    Mate De:

    Jamie Lockett:

    Blue Yeti:Patriot Mobile (a flagship sponsor for us) is a response to this very successful liberal mobile provider.

    I have the same criticism of that too.

    Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

    Yeah, I am.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:34 am
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    EJHill:cubana

    Amazing.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:34 am
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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:42 am
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    Second choice for today’s show graphic:

    EJHill:

    img_0826

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    • December 1, 2016 at 10:47 am
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    Glop,

    You know today’s news reporting just doesn’t match up to the way things used to be done.

    Really brings tears to the eyes, doesn’t it.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • December 1, 2016 at 11:15 am
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    Blue Yeti:Patriot Mobile (a flagship sponsor for us) is a response to this very successful liberal mobile provider.

    I’ve been wondering who the unnamed phone company was.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 11:18 am
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    Here are three entries for Daniel Day Lewis:

    Lincoln

    Gangs of New York

    My Left Foot

    Now I am not a fan, in particular, but these are as strong and varied in acting performance as anyone else I can think of (possibly Hanks).

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    • December 1, 2016 at 11:59 am
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    Jamie Lockett:Okay I’m 10 seconds in, but the existence of a “conservative” mobile phone company depresses the hell out of me. Does everything have to be political?

    It is time to start fighting on every front. Pretending that the fight doesn’t exist is how we got to where we are today.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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    Rob who?

    #notonmycruisedamnit

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    • December 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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    Bette Davis? She played everything from southern belle, crazed sister, and all things in between. I just love her movies.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 2:09 pm
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    Has there ever really been a female lead whose name above the title attracted box office? And maintained that over decades?

    There have been women who have ruled in spurts – Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan and Sandra Bullock come to mind – but never the draw certain men have had.

    And the single best film actress ever (sorry, Meryl) was a woman once labeled “box office poison,” Katherine Hepburn.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm
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    Is it my imagination, or do the guys all seem more chipper than in recent episodes? Perhaps they’re like Andrew Klavan and myself, feeling much more upbeat about Trump than we would have predicted.

    Or maybe Rob’s just in a good mood because of the landing the new gig.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm
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    Hill Street Blues was the first show to do the “Previously on Hill Street Blues” thing at the beginning of each show, that could include scenes from any prior show in the series. Prior to that, you might get, “Last week on Mannix”, but only if it was a two-parter.

    Oh, and Jennifer Tilly.

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    • December 1, 2016 at 11:32 pm
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    Exactly, EJ! As they’re talking about Meryl Streep, I’m yelling, “Katherine Hepburn!!!” From “Bringing up Baby” to “The African Queen,” she had range and grace. Her Spencer Tracy comedies were also wonderful.

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    • December 2, 2016 at 5:12 am
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    Hill Street Blues

    Daniel Travanti

    James Sikking

    Joe Spano

    Barbara Bosson

    And Peter Jurasik aka Londo!!!

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    • December 2, 2016 at 9:03 am
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  23. Profile photo of Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    The stars of Hill Street Blues may not have gone on to great things, but their guest stars…Don Cheadle, James Cromwell, Laurence Fishburne, Tim Robbins, Andy Garcia, Cuba Gooding Jr., Danny Glover, Frances McDormand, Ally Sheedy, and Michael Richards, went on to do more.

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    • December 2, 2016 at 9:15 am
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    Sorry if this was said elsewhere, but Jimmy Stewart’s ’70’s disaster film is Airport ’77.

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    • December 2, 2016 at 9:23 am
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    That is a BRILLIANT Photoshop.

    Full stop.

    (The font should be Peignoir. Or its non-union Mexican equivalent, Penultimate.)

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    • December 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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    James Lileks:That is a BRILLIANT Photoshop.

    Full stop.

    (The font should be Peignoir. Or its non-union Mexican equivalent, Penultimate.)

    I love the hilarity of the substitutions. Jonah as Ed Asner? HAHAHAHA. Rob as Ted Knight? Even funnier.

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    • December 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm
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    @judgemental There was no choice about using JP for Murray, with the hairlessness and all. (JP would make a fine Captain of the Love Boat.)

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    • December 3, 2016 at 8:35 am
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    In terms of pure charisma on screen, William Powell ranks right up there.

    For females, the conversation of greatest actress/star begins and ends with Katherine Hepburn.

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    • December 3, 2016 at 8:36 am
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    James Lileks: That is a BRILLIANT Photoshop.

    I like you, kid. You got spunk.

    I hate spunk!

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    • December 3, 2016 at 9:39 am
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    Henry Winkler based The Fonz’ character and mannerisms on Sylvester Stallone – they had starred together in a movie I liked called The Lords of Flatbush.

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    • December 3, 2016 at 10:32 am
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