After an extended absence, the men of GLoP are back to answer and discuss the most important issues of the day: Is it time to break out the midterm victory champagne? The Spiderman reboot: a great or the greatest Spiderman reboot? Does Benghazi really matter? Does it matter as much of Game of Thrones? How about Mad Men? Also, Star Wars, a GloP deep dive on Frank Soto’s Monogamy: What Is It Good For? post, the funniest thing on Twitter, and Rob describes a unique French hygiene custom. Yup, we go there.

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  1. Profile photo of EJHill Member

    Luke, I am your CGI father.

    • #1
    • May 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm
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    A few Hollywood movies have been filmed around Mobile, Alabama recently. They would probably let Michael Bay blow up some real buildings if he agreed to a photo op or two. 

    “No means no… even in Westeros!” Brilliant. I’m sure there was nary a squeak from these people when a baby in the womb was stabbed at the Frey wedding.

    “Talk about steamed milk!” 

    Mad Men is boring. But yes, Rob, someone should give nihilist advertisers swords and see what happens.

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    • May 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm
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    “I’m supposed to look to these animals as moral arbiters?” Excellent rant, Jonah. 

    Moral of the story: If you can’t afford to adopt a bonobo, you can’t afford a bonobo lifestyle. 

    If you can afford it, feel free to throw your scat around on CNN or in The New York Times.

    • #3
    • May 6, 2014 at 1:31 pm
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    Gentlemen, are those your light sabers or are you just happy to see me?

    • #4
    • May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm
  5. Profile photo of Aaron Miller Member

    Which Star Wars books, if any, are worth reading? You guys sound like you might know. 

    I don’t know what y’all are worried about. Lawrence Kasdan, of The Empire Strikes Back, is on the script for the new film. And George Lucas has been relegated to consultant role. The way I see it, it all depends on how much leeway they have to ignore Lucas.

    • #5
    • May 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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    If I was going to recommend a place to “start” in the Star Wars canon it would be with the Thrawn Trilogy

    I’ve read most of the official “canon” and haven’t really read a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Han Solo “prequel” trilogy.

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    • May 6, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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    Benjamin Glaser:

    If I was going to recommend a place to “start” in the Star Wars canon it would be with the Thrawn Trilogy.

    I’ve read most of the official “canon” and haven’t really read a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Han Solo “prequel” trilogy.

    The Thrawn trilogy was the best of the novels. But I was 16 when I read them, so take that recommendation with a grain of salt.

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    • May 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm
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    The Raimi reboot was the greatest Spiderman reboot – without doubt. Sam Raimi is a flawed genius in my opinion. He has made some of the worst films I have ever seen but his talent is remarkable. The Evil Dead was an incredible achievement. He seems to have virtually stopped directing now – which is a great shame.

    • #9
    • May 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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    The worst line ever written in a script appeared in a dialog between Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner in the “film” Daredevil. “Stay”. While I wish it on nobody, one must witness this to comprehend the awfulness.

    • #10
    • May 6, 2014 at 5:46 pm
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    Rob talking about the people who write these ‘moral’ cutsie pieces “… two years of the first flying plate..”Larry Hart said much the same thing in I wish I were in love again.. 

    The broken dates,
    the endless waits,
    the lovely loving and the hateful hates,
    the conversations with the flying plates
    I wish I were in love again!

    • #11
    • May 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm
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    There must have been an audio problem, i only heard the P in GLoP, again.

    • #13
    • May 6, 2014 at 9:19 pm
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    Frank Soto:

    Benjamin Glaser:

    If I was going to recommend a place to “start” in the Star Wars canon it would be with the Thrawn Trilogy.

    I’ve read most of the official “canon” and haven’t really read a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Han Solo “prequel” trilogy.

    The Thrawn trilogy was the best of the novels. But I was 16 when I read them, so take that recommendation with a grain of salt.

     I’ve read them a couple times since college.

    Let me put it this way: After the New Jedi Order debacle, I wrote off Star Wars entirely with 3 exceptions: Zahn, Alliston, and Stackpole.

    Oh, and guys -what are you trying to do? Jinx us? Bring down the wrath of on high from whatever?

    • #14
    • May 6, 2014 at 9:34 pm
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    GLOP continues as best podcast on Ricochet.

    Either P or G continues to overuse the word notion which has become a MSM fave. Obama says it constantly – usually in dismissive way regarding some thing said or believed by his opponents. The word idea must be used. It’s useful, it’s not cliche, it’s a weapon against intelligentsia. 

    What is the book about Louis IV personal cleansing habits? Sounds great.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 4:51 am
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    welles_1

    Long Rob

    ….hmmmmm….naaah it couldn’t be.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • May 7, 2014 at 8:10 am
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    Prediction:

    Eaten By A RINO will be the featured band at the 2016 convention.

    • #17
    • May 7, 2014 at 8:19 am
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    GoT SPOLIERS:

    I never thought I’d say this, but going to (partially) defend the freak-out over the Lannister rape scene.

    Probably the single worst aspect of the show (which I otherwise enjoy) has been it’s propensity to add rape and violence to an already rape and violence addled series. Though oftentimes this takes the form of showing us stuff that had took place “off camera” in the books, there have now been two instances where the show has taken a scene of consensual sex and unnecessarily turned it into something much more violent. The first was the consummation of Dany and Drogo’s wedding (which is borderline sweet in the books; honestly) and now the Jamie/Cersei scene. Making the latter one worse, as John said, was the fact that it majorly derails Jamie’s rehabilitation, which is one of the more powerful transformations in the books.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 8:43 am
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    Tom Meyer:

     there have now been two instances where the show has taken a scene of consensual sex and unnecessarily turned it into something much more violent. The first was the consummation of Dany and Drogo’s wedding (which is borderline sweet in the books; honestly)

    Going to disagree on this one. Though that first scene in the books was borderline sweet, every time after that in the book the scenes play out like rape until Dany basically takes charge of the relationship.

    Martin’s version of their first time in the book is out of place for how their relationship starts.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 8:48 am
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    What I confess to be hilarious, however, has been the laser-tight focus of the feminist outrage over this. Putting aside the rape, the scene in the Sept was significantly more morally abhorrent than in the books, as it also involves Cersei begging Jamie to murder Tyrion. To my recollection, Cersei never asked this of Jaime in the book.

    It takes a rather strange mind to skip over the solicitation of murder and focus so exclusively on the rape.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 9:00 am
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    Frank Soto: Going to disagree on this one. Though that first scene in the books was borderline sweet, every time after that in the book the scenes play out like rape until Dany basically takes charge of the relationship.

    I would need to double check this, but I recall he was inattentive and forceful after their initial consummation and before she took charge, but not quite as bad as that. It’s difficult to comment intelligently on the matter given the fact that he’s twice her age and size, as well as from a rather brutal culture.

    That said, I distinctly recall reading the chapters after their wedding and thinking “Well, this certainly worked out better than anyone had right to expect!”

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    • May 7, 2014 at 9:12 am
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    Tom Meyer:

    Frank Soto: Going to disagree on this one. Though that first scene in the books was borderline sweet, every time after that in the book the scenes play out like rape until Dany basically takes charge of the relationship.

    I would need to double check this, but I recall he was inattentive and forceful after their initial consummation and before she took charge, but not quite as bad as that. It’s difficult to comment intelligently on the matter given the fact that he’s twice her age and size, as well as from a rather brutal culture.

    That said, I distinctly recall reading the chapters after their wedding and thinking “Well, this certainly worked out better than anyone had right to expect!”

    His behavior is erratic in the book to say the least. He goes from gentle lover to not giving a damn about her over night. I think the show portrayed the whole thing more realistically.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 9:30 am
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    I’m thinking the GLoP podcast should really be renamed PodMon for Podhoretz Monologue. I haven’t seen this since my wife was a new stay-at-home mom and tried to make up for the hours of social interaction she missed with her coworkers as soon as I got home.

    • #24
    • May 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm
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    I must say, I can never get enough of this podcast. I’m actually at the point where I find myself giggling like a little girl…in other words, like Jonah and Rob do.

    In a country where there isn’t a lot to laugh about these days, you three allow us to mock this decline of this great nation. Worth the price of Ricochet right there…

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    • May 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm
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    Frank Soto: His behavior is erratic in the book to say the least. He goes from gentle lover to not giving a damn about her over night. I think the show portrayed the whole thing more realistically.

    I can’t argue with that. I suppose my problem is that — given the level of violence and, specifically, sexual violence in the story — it wasn’t necessary to make things even worse than they were in the books.

    In general, I think the series has been very sharp about its re-writes and how it condenses things. But usually when they screw up, it’s when they make something far worse or more explicit than it was in the books, and certainly more than it had to be.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm
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    Those intrigued by the discussion of the memoirs of the duc de Saint-Simon should note that all 15 volumes are available for free at gutenberg.org. All volumes currently reside on my Kindle and I am enjoying them.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm
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    Blue Yeti Post author

    I got a good chuckle out of this:

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    • May 7, 2014 at 4:33 pm
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    It’s a little disturbing to me that I liked so much of the nerdcast while knowing absolutely zero about Game of Pods, er, Thrones.

    I completely agree about rounding up the aging cast members from the 1970s. Here’s to there being a good reason to include them (Luke gets a pass). Abrams usually pulls it off, I’m hoping that their inclusion is limited. I suppose it is in the SW universe but it might pull people out of the movie, like Sean Connery in the abysmal Indiana Jones sequel, which should have been titled “Indiana Jones and Spielberg’s Hugely Overlit Shots That Are Stupid”.

    • #29
    • May 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm
  27. Profile photo of Pat Minicucci Member

    Ridiculing Carrie Fisher for her appearence (versus behavior) was unseemly and ungentlemanly. Really.

    • #30
    • May 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm
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