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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5295 on: December 03, 2010, 04:40:44 PM »
Just got to the Todd Barry conversation portion of the podcast, and I shamefully admit that it's not just The South that's "different": in Minnesota they actually have to put up "NO GUNS ALLOWED" signs on our storefronts and eateries as a provision of the concealed-carry legislation we have up here. This is not a good deterrent, since Fargo is proof positive that most violent gun crimes here actually happen in parking garages.
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5296 on: December 03, 2010, 04:58:15 PM »
Todd Barry: "Tom, you're gonna have to email me later and tell me what I was just listening to."

That caused me a nasal spit-take, imagining Todd Barry listening to the last couple minutes of "Tell My Wife" kid while on hold.  He is always so diplomatic.  Like, "I'm sure if I listened all the way through, it would make perfect sense to me."
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5297 on: December 03, 2010, 05:31:07 PM »
I've had the urge, for years now, to tell strangers that i once saw jesco white and hasil adkins perform together on the same stage - so thank you!   (i avoided the gg allin show at the same place though)

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5298 on: December 03, 2010, 05:58:44 PM »
"I hired Frank Oz so the dog could sound like Yoda"

The brilliance of the Old Man/Kid can not be denied, same goes for Todd Barry's reaction to it.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5299 on: December 03, 2010, 07:41:37 PM »
I've had the urge, for years now, to tell strangers that i once saw jesco white and hasil adkins perform together on the same stage - so thank you!   (i avoided the gg allin show at the same place though)

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5300 on: December 03, 2010, 08:47:32 PM »
I lost it at the Benjamin Button and Kenner references. Too funny!
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5301 on: December 05, 2010, 10:02:10 AM »
I can't listen to the show live, but heard the podcast yesterday, and I'm keeping that one forever.  The kid/old man bit was hilarious, but the Bruce Springsteen bit was the ultimate -- it kept me laughing almost the whole time.  I don't know how Tom keeps it together as the tale grows and grows, until it seems like the collective laughs of the audience will topple the tower.  Nice.

After Tom's description of "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia", I had to watch it on Netflix, and while the behaviour shown is a world away from North Dakota, a few of the characters still came out as sympathetic, and they're passionate about their deviancy, you've got to give them that.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5302 on: December 05, 2010, 12:24:20 PM »
Another great moment I forgot: The Wacky Pack reference and Tom's surprised chuckle.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5303 on: December 05, 2010, 05:22:24 PM »

After Tom's description of "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia", I had to watch it on Netflix, and while the behaviour shown is a world away from North Dakota, a few of the characters still came out as sympathetic, and they're passionate about their deviancy, you've got to give them that.


Dale! 
I'm from ND as well.   Wishek, to be precise. 

Glad to see another North Dakotan ANYWHERE, much less here. 

I also thought long and hard about my hometown when Tom was talking about that documentary.  Some of it hits oddly close to home. 

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5304 on: December 05, 2010, 10:47:38 PM »
Skimming the comments here before listening to the show itself, I got a rough idea of what the movie was.  So I have to say I cracked up every time Tom referred to it as "The Wet and Wild-- what is it, Mike?"
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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5305 on: December 06, 2010, 11:47:35 AM »
I'm from ND as well.   Wishek, to be precise. 

Glad to see another North Dakotan ANYWHERE, much less here. 

I also thought long and hard about my hometown when Tom was talking about that documentary.  Some of it hits oddly close to home. 

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While there is a bit of deviancy in rural ND, I'm not sure that it approaches the level demonstrated in that movie, though you do have to wonder about people's behaviour when the camera is on them.  Some, far better than normal.  Others, far worse.

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5306 on: December 06, 2010, 12:18:01 PM »
Laughed my ass off when the little dying old man admitted to putting his wife's mother on a mechanical bull - leading to her getting thrown so hard that there was a lot of "bone splatterin'."

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5307 on: December 06, 2010, 05:08:59 PM »
Favorite bit of a wonderful show was at the beginning when Tom cracked himself up with Andrew Dice Clay's "hour back" routine.

"I'll be... callin' you BACK... in an HOUR?  GEDDIT?!?"

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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5308 on: December 06, 2010, 07:26:28 PM »
I don't know how Tom keeps it together as the tale grows and grows, until it seems like the collective laughs of the audience will topple the tower.  Nice.



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Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Reply #5309 on: December 07, 2010, 09:47:19 AM »
The Old Man Kid had me LOL-ing unusually loudly.

Maybe this is what Wurster was like when he was eight? In any case, he held his own better than most callers who are many times his age -- and then kept the insanity coming.

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