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Show Discussion / Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Last post by Dammit on June 21, 2018, 01:59:38 PM »
That Best Show...that is my kind of show!
General Discussion / Re: KISS: An Album-by-Album Critical Reevaluation
« Last post by placeholder on June 21, 2018, 11:47:13 AM »
I have just bought Lick it Up, the only non-makeup KISS album I own. I did get Crazy Nights as a Christmas or birthday gift in 1987, when I was eight years old, but I don't have the cassette anymore and don't really remember anything but the singles.

Lick it Up is an okay, straightforward rock record—especially the title song, "Exciter," and a couple of others, none of which Gene Simmons wrote or sings. Paul Stanley raps and co-opts AAVE on "All Hell's Breakin' Loose," and it's one of the worst, most cringe-inducing things I have ever heard.

With this post, I am formally petitioning forum member buffcoat to write reviews of the post-Creatures of the Night KISS albums. Please consider it!
Show Discussion / Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Last post by leeharveyosmond on June 20, 2018, 07:56:12 PM »
Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by BadGuyZero on June 20, 2018, 12:04:48 AM »
No show on June 12, 2018

June 19, 2018 playlist...

Royal Trux - "Morphic Resident" [from Sweet Sixteen (Virgin Records; 1997)]
CD out of print.
Digital available at iTunes and Amazon.


Spider Bags - "Cop Dream/Black Eye (True Story)" [from Someday Everything Will Be Fine (Merge Records; 2018)]

Mikal Cronin - "ii) Gold" [from MCIII (Merge Records; 2015)]


Juliana Hatfield - "Xanadu" [from Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (American Laundromat Records; 2018)]
Dear Tom / Re: Peter Potamus voice: Did you get that thing I sent ya?
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on June 19, 2018, 01:35:50 AM »
I don't want to keep writing about this subject, but in the name of "absolute honesty", Cartoon Network will bring the show back for a week beginning July 2nd (proof). And then the show goes right back to hiatus, for however long CN decides, and this cycle of off-again, on-again, off-again will lurch on as long as the show is on the air as a first-run program.....which is nuts for an 11-minute cartoon, but it makes sick sense as Steven Universe is their breakout hit, so they release it when they think the viewership is big, but that always shifts for some reason and there is no long-distance plan* - just a couple of openings on the calendar that can be as large or small as the dart board they randomly toss "week" darts at. Look at how it went down last year - they dodged the Summer entirely. I know that Cartoon Network has had irregular scheduling of first-run shows since the 1990s, but those were 25-minute shows, not an 11-minute show that is packaged with another episode to make (more or less) a thirty-minute block. I want something with this show that I may never get, which is a steady release schedule.

* From what I can see.
Hey New People! / Re: POST BURNING SITE - Ask Dr. Hal - Dr. Howland Owll
« Last post by Dammit on June 18, 2018, 10:14:10 AM »
Ask Dr. Hal - Dr. Howland Owll

FOT listeners may like or hate this program, but I love it, dammit. LET ME JUST TAKE YOU OUT OF HERE! - if the link doesn't load. Ah, Ask Dr. Hal - Bad Movies on UHF Channel 41 meets Sunrise Semester meets...Michael Pepe?

The sanest crazy people on the playa!

ICP interview on the O'Reilly Factor

Bart Simpson interview on the Kent Brockman Factor

It think it is a toss up between Casey Casem and Will Orally for the Angriest Man.

Trigger Warning: There is an offensive help wanted sign above Homer's head:
Show Discussion / Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on June 15, 2018, 01:38:33 AM »
When Avalanche Bob has to acknowledge anyone but himself he sounds like he's in pain.

This alternate dimension thing - do you think there's some puppet master who actually listens to the show coaching Avalanche Bob on what to say?

I think Avalanche Bob saw too many episodes of The Outer Limits and the original Star Trek.....the fact that the "alternate" versions of himself have different names may mean he was really into the original Mission: Impossible as well, because the agents were always changing their names and appearances. So yes, I think he has terminal TV on the Brain; there is no cure.
The Gatherings of the FOT. / Re: Tom in Chicago
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on June 14, 2018, 03:47:42 AM »
How was it?
Links / Chapo Stakehouse is more complicated than Tom thinks....
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on June 13, 2018, 08:39:22 PM »
Alright, so there is the "dirtbag Left" podcast Chapo Trap House which is Will Menaker, Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, Virgil Texas, and Amber A'lee Frost. The trick is, CTH is related to the faar filthier Nick Mullen-Stavros Halkias-Adam Friedland podcast Cum Town inasmuch as Menaker and Biederman were guests and Mullen lives with Frost. The last leg of the tripod is Red Scare, hosted by Anna Khachiyan and Dasha Nekrasova, and there is some connection between Adam Friedland and Dasha Nekrasova. The reader needs to understand that everybody I've mentioned lives in New York, and so they run into each other.

If you want to know what it's like to be young and trying to do stand-up comedy in NYC, Cum Town is where you go. Nick has a million stories of the insane jobs he worked before doing stand-up (the GameStop story is hilarious but not safe for work, obviously.)

If you want to listen to people with media backgrounds nail the press-political nexus and conduct decent interviews, Chapo Trap House* is a good place to go. The snippet of them talking about the Democratic National Committee is a good introduction to their podcast style. Donald Borenstein and Matt Honor filmed their 2016 Election Night live show, turning it into the short documentary I'm Actually Laughing (2017). That one is good because you get to see the faces James Adomian does while doing his Chris Matthews impression, also it's a good example of what happens when reality flips the script on a group thinking that they would have to deal with Madame President and instead they got President Dorito-dust.

Red Scare is the smallest and it feels like a less-cussy, smarter version of Cum Town mixed with CTH's interviews.

Some mention should go to Whale Vomit, the defunct Sam Kriss-Amber A'lee Frost podcast hosted by The Baffler. Also, Champagne Sharks should get some love.


* The name comes from how Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was in the news when they started and a "trap house" is street slang for a drug house; it doesn't mean anything, but it's evocative of a lot.
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