On this latest episode sponsored by Warby Parker and DoorDash, we break down the Netflix docuseries Tiger King. JVL calls it an indictment against democracy. Vic calls it aspirational. Sonny discusses movie-making in the time of coronavirus. Plus JVL on family blackjack and Vic’s tips for hot bars (which may or may not come back).

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  1. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    It occurs to me, stuck at home, the guys can’t as easily waste a great deal of time talking about recent restaurant visits and what they had to eat.

    In any case, most of this episode is actually about the Netflix documentary series, Tiger King.  

    Which a more foolish member of the crew insists is proof of American decadence, while wiser heads point out it’s a freak show.

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  2. Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev… Coolidge
    Patrick McClure, Coffee Achiev…
    @Patrickb63

    Blackjack lessons are a valuable math teaching aid.

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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge
    FredGoodhue
    @FredGoodhue

    Some one is looking into the missing husband.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/popularity-netflix-s-tiger-king-prompts-sheriff-ask-leads-1997-n1172191?fbclid=IwAR2IOCC6aNvm4T4ozg-tEFF9KUgYBaeA6XaPgljOYtWEucRLadieZA6uqI8

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
    OccupantCDN
    @OccupantCDN

    This reminded me of Castle season 4 episode 10 “cuffed”, in this episode (in which Castle and Beckett are  attempted to be murdered by a Tiger.) we learn that people who own big cats are nuts.

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  5. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Well, TCL is cheap junk.  From China.

    Did someone say Forsythia?

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HTp4bdgnkY

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  6. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    By the way, compression and volume leveling, etc, can be effective, IF you set a reasonable threshold/noise-gate level.  So that TALKING gets compressed/leveled, but BREATHING doesn’t.

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  7. Brian Clendinen Member
    Brian Clendinen
    @BrianClendinen

    The issue might be you need to turn the Gain off on the Compression. To many different sources increases volume can cause major issues, especially when its digital. Same with gain on your EQ.

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  8. Kevin Member
    Kevin
    @JaredSturgeon

    This is my favorite podcast.  Huge fan.  This episode plus the last really makes me worried these guys have a serious case of East coast elitism.  I mean, I know they are overpaid white collar workers who live far beyond my means, but they have demonstrated an incredible disdain for Americans whose sins against them are largely regional or just simple ignorance.  JVLast tries to say that a bunch of insane people represent the American people…you mean the American people that are innovating and finding out how we can make more of everything we need and survive major changes while social distancing?  Last week, Sonny makes an equivalence (if I recall correctly) between ignorant people and people trying to murder them as two sides of the same coin.

    Guys, relax.  Meet more normal Americans not obsessed with politics or the president.  Most Americans are decent, amazing, and friendly.  Is America a decadent nation?  Sure, we are a post-Christian hellhole of sin but the evidence of that isn’t Tiger King its the rate of broken marriages, abortion, etc.   Thankfully we still have Vic who continues to seem the most in touch with real people.  

     

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  9. Archibald Campbell Member
    Archibald Campbell
    @ArchieCampbell

    Kevin (View Comment):

    This is my favorite podcast. Huge fan. This episode plus the last really makes me worried these guys have a serious case of East coast elitism. I mean, I know they are overpaid white collar workers who live far beyond my means, but they have demonstrated an incredible disdain for Americans whose sins against them are largely regional or just simple ignorance. JVLast tries to say that a bunch of insane people represent the American people…you mean the American people that are innovating and finding out how we can make more of everything we need and survive major changes while social distancing? Last week, Sonny makes an equivalence (if I recall correctly) between ignorant people and people trying to murder them as two sides of the same coin.

    The difference is that I think Sonny is being ironic/sarcastic, and actually argued with JVL about his dumb assertion.  JVL is hard to figure, as sometimes he can be insightful and thoughtful, and then make such stupid and ugly generalizations about such great swathes of his countrymen. Who seem to be everyone who doesn’t live like him.  One would think that he’d be aware enough of himself as an introvert misanthrope to see that tendency, but it’s breaking free more and more of its moorings.  The other assertion he made which was amusing, was that ZOMG this will end people working in an office together for all time!!!  I used to think he said these things just to stir the pot, but I’m not so sure anymore.  Though he does have a penchant for hot takes.

    If it turned out, though, that never working at offices again, or going anywhere became the new norm, and thus killed all of their discussions of commutes and which route to take form N.J. or VA home for holidays, perhaps it would be worth it.  Is there any way this pandemic can somehow kill their ability to ever speak of Georgetown University again?

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