In this latest episode, JVL, Vic, and Sonny talk about their pandemic pastimes and the future of the Sub-Beacon: The show is moving to subbeacon.com! We all hope you can join us by subscribing on Patreon. It’ll be great—just like when Laverne and Shirley moved to L.A. Or when Three’s Company became Three’s a Crowd. Or when Danny Cooksey joined Diff’rent Strokes. What could possibly go wrong?

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  1. Taras Coolidge

    The best thing about this is the parody of “Good Riddance/Time of Your Life” at the end.

    • #1
    • November 20, 2020, at 7:34 PM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    Ricochet Audio Network:In this latest episode, JVL, Vic, and Sonny talk about their pandemic pastimes and the future of the Sub-Beacon: The show is moving to subbeacon.com! We all hope you can join us by subscribing on Patreon. It’ll be great—just like when Laverne and Shirley moved to L.A. Or when Three’s Company became Three’s a Crowd. Or when Danny Cooksey joined Diff’rent Strokes. What could possibly go wrong?

    Or when Cousin Oliver joined The Brady Bunch?

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    • November 20, 2020, at 8:29 PM PST
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  3. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Ricochet Audio Network:In this latest episode, JVL, Vic, and Sonny talk about their pandemic pastimes and the future of the Sub-Beacon: The show is moving to subbeacon.com! We all hope you can join us by subscribing on Patreon. It’ll be great—just like when Laverne and Shirley moved to L.A. Or when Three’s Company became Three’s a Crowd. Or when Danny Cooksey joined Diff’rent Strokes. What could possibly go wrong?

    Or when Cousin Oliver joined The Brady Bunch?

    My daughter watches Doc McStuffins and noticed that Doc’s voice changed. I checked IMDb and the actress did change at one point. One of the other actors is Robbie Rist and I wondered why that name was familiar. Clicked on him and that’s Cousin Oliver. He’s kept busy.

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    • November 20, 2020, at 9:08 PM PST
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  4. Archibald Campbell Member
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    It was disappointing to find out that this was not the last episode, but I perked up when they said it was moving to Patreon. That’s the end of it for me. No way am I emailing JVL to ask him to let me listen for free, and I’m not ponying up any ducats for it. Farewell, podcast increasingly dominated by rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    • #4
    • November 20, 2020, at 10:09 PM PST
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  5. Henry Castaigne Member

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    • #5
    • November 21, 2020, at 2:28 AM PST
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  6. Miffed White Male Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

     

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    • November 21, 2020, at 6:34 AM PST
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  7. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    • #7
    • November 21, 2020, at 10:49 AM PST
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  8. Bishop Wash Member

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I enjoyed the higher testosterone level when Mary Katherine Ham sat in for JVL. I think they reviewed a movie though, which is a strength of the show.

    • #8
    • November 21, 2020, at 1:52 PM PST
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  9. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    I enjoyed the higher testosterone level when Mary Katherine Ham sat in for JVL.

    That’s true. MKH is always great.

    • #9
    • November 21, 2020, at 2:32 PM PST
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  10. Henry Castaigne Member

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way.

    Man you need to working in Hollywood. “Sneering misanthropic condescension” and “He mostly rubs me the wrong way” are also great titles for a whole host of things. 

    • #10
    • November 22, 2020, at 12:35 AM PST
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  11. Miffed White Male Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way.

    Man you need to working in Hollywood. “Sneering misanthropic condescension” and “He mostly rubs me the wrong way” are also great titles for a whole host of things.

    If this was the PIT there would be about five different jokes I could make here. 

    • #11
    • November 22, 2020, at 5:00 AM PST
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  12. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way.

    Man you need to working in Hollywood. “Sneering misanthropic condescension” and “He mostly rubs me the wrong way” are also great titles for a whole host of things.

    Well, I do work in Silicon Valley, so I’m pretty familiar with sneering misanthropic condescension. “Sneering misanthropic condescension” seems like a good title for an art rock album, with “He mostly rubs me the wrong way” either the first or last track. What do you think? What should we call the band?

    • #12
    • November 22, 2020, at 10:21 AM PST
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  13. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way.

    Man you need to working in Hollywood. “Sneering misanthropic condescension” and “He mostly rubs me the wrong way” are also great titles for a whole host of things.

    If this was the PIT there would be about five different jokes I could make here.

    Heh, I thought about that when I commented as well.

    • #13
    • November 22, 2020, at 10:22 AM PST
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  14. Henry Castaigne Member

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    What do you think? What should we call the band?

    Crooked Timber?

    • #14
    • November 22, 2020, at 12:35 PM PST
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  15. kedavis Member

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I figured $2/month was tolerable. That’s $1 for Vic and $1 for Sonny.

    • #15
    • November 22, 2020, at 12:39 PM PST
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  16. Kevin Member

    I am so glad the show survives. I have no problem paying them for all the joy the show has provided me over the years. Easy money to spend. Glad it continues.

    • #16
    • November 24, 2020, at 7:35 AM PST
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  17. Henry Castaigne Member

    Can I do the cheap thing and sign up in a year and binge?

     

    • #17
    • November 24, 2020, at 9:43 AM PST
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  18. Bishop Wash Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Can I do the cheap thing and sign up in a year and binge?

     

    Probably. When I donated, I was given a private RSS feed and was able to download the two existing podcasts. 

    • #18
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:01 AM PST
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  19. kedavis Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Can I do the cheap thing and sign up in a year and binge?

     

    Probably. When I donated, I was given a private RSS feed and was able to download the two existing podcasts.

    A lot of podcasts only “archive” a few episodes that are easily accessed. 52 weeks is likely pushing it.

    • #19
    • November 24, 2020, at 10:10 AM PST
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  20. Miffed White Male Member
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    They really need to rename the podcast, since they’re really not associated with the Standard or the Beacon anymore.

    In the spirit of “dudes chatting”, I’d like to propose the name “The Sonny Bunch”.

     

    • #20
    • November 25, 2020, at 10:33 AM PST
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  21. kedavis Member

    Or how about Sub Sandwich? Just need to figure out which of them is in the middle… Maybe they could take turns…

    • #21
    • November 25, 2020, at 12:05 PM PST
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  22. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

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    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I figured $2/month was tolerable. That’s $1 for Vic and $1 for Sonny.

    They released a new one today. JVL has already blocked someone on Patreon because he pledged $2 a month, hoping $1 for Last and $1 for Bunch could allow them to quit working at their horrible day jobs.

    • #22
    • November 25, 2020, at 12:43 PM PST
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  23. kedavis Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I figured $2/month was tolerable. That’s $1 for Vic and $1 for Sonny.

    They released a new one today. JVL has already blocked someone on Patreon because he pledged $2 a month, hoping $1 for Last and $1 for Bunch could allow them to quit working at their horrible day jobs.

    I hope it wasn’t me. But I mentioned supporting Bunch and Matus.

    • #23
    • November 25, 2020, at 12:54 PM PST
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  24. kedavis Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    They released a new one today.

    You mean TODAY today? I see the one about the Star Wars Holiday Special, but that actually came out yesterday.

    • #24
    • November 25, 2020, at 12:56 PM PST
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  25. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I figured $2/month was tolerable. That’s $1 for Vic and $1 for Sonny.

    They released a new one today. JVL has already blocked someone on Patreon because he pledged $2 a month, hoping $1 for Last and $1 for Bunch could allow them to quit working at their horrible day jobs.

    I hope it wasn’t me. But I mentioned supporting Bunch and Matus.

    It would be funny to see how many $2 pledges they get and somehow poll which person is being snubbed. Following your lead, I too signed up for $2.

    • #25
    • November 25, 2020, at 12:57 PM PST
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  26. kedavis Member

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    kedavis (View Comment):

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    Archibald Campbell (View Comment):
    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I figured $2/month was tolerable. That’s $1 for Vic and $1 for Sonny.

    They released a new one today. JVL has already blocked someone on Patreon because he pledged $2 a month, hoping $1 for Last and $1 for Bunch could allow them to quit working at their horrible day jobs.

    I hope it wasn’t me. But I mentioned supporting Bunch and Matus.

    It would be funny to see how many $2 pledges they get and somehow poll which person is being snubbed. Following your lead, I too signed up for $2.

    Wow, does that mean I’ve become an Influencer? At last, success!

    • #26
    • November 25, 2020, at 12:59 PM PST
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  27. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    They released a new one today.

    You mean TODAY today? I see the one about the Star Wars Holiday Special, but that actually came out yesterday.

    I’m talking about the Star Wars one. It was new in my queue this morning but I didn’t check the release date.

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    • November 25, 2020, at 1:08 PM PST
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  28. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

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    rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.

    Rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere deserves to be the name of a podcast.

    Well, “Dudes chatting” is the [un]official theme of this podcast.

    I’ve already signed up on Patreon. I also started kicking info the SSEU podcast too.

    For me, 2020 showed how much daylight there is between “dudes chatting” and “rambling talk that doesn’t go anywhere.” Part of it is that I always enjoyed the actual reviews and discussion of movies much more than the “dudes chatting” part of the podcast. Since they’ve stopped talking about movies so much with the advent of the lockdowns, there’s much more “dudes chatting,” with a proportional increase of JVL’s sneering, misanthropic condescension. Now he mostly rubs me the wrong way. Maybe if Vic and Sonny start a podcast without JVL, and without any of the people they’ve had fill in over the years, I’ll listen to that.

    I figured $2/month was tolerable. That’s $1 for Vic and $1 for Sonny.

    They released a new one today. JVL has already blocked someone on Patreon because he pledged $2 a month, hoping $1 for Last and $1 for Bunch could allow them to quit working at their horrible day jobs.

    I hope it wasn’t me. But I mentioned supporting Bunch and Matus.

    It would be funny to see how many $2 pledges they get and somehow poll which person is being snubbed. Following your lead, I too signed up for $2.

    Wow, does that mean I’ve become an Influencer? At last, success!

    Yes. You should let advertisers know so you can get cash in.

    • #28
    • November 25, 2020, at 1:10 PM PST
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  29. Archibald Campbell Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    They really need to rename the podcast, since they’re really not associated with the Standard or the Beacon anymore.

    In the spirit of “dudes chatting”, I’d like to propose the name “The Sonny Bunch”.

     

    The Weekly Standard is no more, so given their recent performance, I’d say a return to “The Sub-Standard” is in order.

    • #29
    • November 25, 2020, at 2:31 PM PST
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  30. Charlotte Member
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    Kevin (View Comment):

    I am so glad the show survives. I have no problem paying them for all the joy the show has provided me over the years. Easy money to spend. Glad it continues.

    Same. Mr. Charlotte and I like to save up several episodes and then listen to them on long road trips. I’m happy to throw a few bucks a month their way.

    • #30
    • November 26, 2020, at 6:39 AM PST
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