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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #135 on: December 21, 2009, 02:15:17 PM »
Maybe I'm the oddball here but I gave up on CDR radio a while back.  And it is because of the host Scott Aukerman.  I just don't enjoy him very much*.  I also did not enjoy the comedy songs and would just skip over them, for the most part.

In other podcast rejection news, I also abandoned The 40-Year-Old Boy a few months ago as the near-relentless bleak
+ ferociously angry underpinnings of the 'comedy' were just too much for me.  I'd be shocked if Mike Schmidt were a happier fellow these days, but should I give the show another shot?

Finally, as Colin Marshall (of MaximumFun's Podthoughts) has discussed the Two Twenty/Thirtysomething White Guys/Girls Bullshitting About Culture (TTWGBAC) genre describes many podcasts and I enjoy some of these, but they do almost exclusively feature " white guys".  Can you suggest some featuring women or non-white folk?

* In a similar vein (and perhaps apocryphally here), I don't appreciate David Cross' humor.  I may have even written about this on this board before...

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #136 on: December 21, 2009, 03:07:12 PM »
It's not Christmas without "Here Comes Fatty with his Sack of Shit."

True, that rare thing, an actually funny comedy song.   However, my wife plays the John Waters Christmas album nonstop from just after Hallowe'en through New Year's, so I get enough of that.
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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #137 on: December 21, 2009, 03:25:21 PM »
It's not Christmas without "Here Comes Fatty with his Sack of Shit."

True, that rare thing, an actually funny comedy song.   However, my wife plays the John Waters Christmas album nonstop from just after Hallowe'en through New Year's, so I get enough of that.

Does that collection include Christmas In Jail?
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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #138 on: December 21, 2009, 04:41:01 PM »
Maybe I'm the oddball here but I gave up on CDR radio a while back.  And it is because of the host Scott Aukerman.  I just don't enjoy him very much*.  I also did not enjoy the comedy songs and would just skip over them, for the most part.

* In a similar vein (and perhaps apocryphally here), I don't appreciate David Cross' humor.  I may have even written about this on this board before...

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I find Scott Aukerman to be kind of a minimal part of the CDR podcast. Maybe I'm just tuning him out. The comedy songs and otherwise are fine. I enjoyed a recent 'worst songs of all time' featuring 'Funky Man' from DeeDee Ramone's hip hop album, but that probably makes me like the 'it's so stupid, it's great' guy. I tend to like the characters on the show, also, so I've stuck with it.

Lately I've started listening to Marc Maron's WTF, which I like, although Marc does kind of teeter on the edge of the black hole of despair at times so it can be rough sledding.

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #139 on: December 21, 2009, 04:42:49 PM »
It's not Christmas without "Here Comes Fatty with his Sack of Shit."


True, that rare thing, an actually funny comedy song.   However, my wife plays the John Waters Christmas album nonstop from just after Hallowe'en through New Year's, so I get enough of that.


Does that collection include Christmas In Jail?


Or Xmas at K-Mart?

http://blip.fm/profile/SoundSystemSDC/blip/30466571/CHRISTMAS_XMAS_AT_K-MART-ROOT_BOY_SLIM_&_SEX_CHANGE_BAND

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #140 on: December 22, 2009, 11:50:17 AM »
Steve and Fredericks, no on both counts.  Here's the playlist:
http://www.amazon.com/John-Waters-Christmas-Various-Artists/dp/B00065GHWE
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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #141 on: December 22, 2009, 11:58:08 AM »
I feel I need to stand up for Scott Aukerman - I'm a big fan of more or less everything he's done, and that very much includes CDR Radio. I think he's hilarious, and a great host of the show. Best new podcast of 2009!

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #142 on: December 22, 2009, 12:18:54 PM »
I feel I need to stand up for Scott Aukerman - I'm a big fan of more or less everything he's done, and that very much includes CDR Radio. I think he's hilarious, and a great host of the show. Best new podcast of 2009!

I agree.  My comedy podcasts now rank, in order of hilarity:

Best Show & Best Show Gems (tie)
CDR Radio
The Bugle

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #143 on: December 22, 2009, 12:34:15 PM »
Thirded!

Although ScAukerman didn't use my WouldYouRather suggestion. Humbug!
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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #144 on: December 22, 2009, 08:03:57 PM »
I feel I need to stand up for Scott Aukerman - I'm a big fan of more or less everything he's done, and that very much includes CDR Radio. I think he's hilarious, and a great host of the show. Best new podcast of 2009!

I agree.  My comedy podcasts now rank, in order of hilarity:

Best Show & Best Show Gems (tie)
CDR Radio
The Bugle

I like CDR OK, but it doesn't make me half as happy as The Bugle. What I notice with CDR is that the guests are sometimes really not able to get in a valuable contribution. Both Aziz Ansari and Michael Cera seemed completely marginalized recently. I did enjoy the visit by Huell Howser; he was doing happy features in Nashville (so was Pat Sajak) when I was a kid.

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #145 on: December 29, 2009, 03:53:06 AM »
CDR is always great. I also still love seven second delay. Andy is one of the funniest humans alive (when he still has the will to live).
This podcast is usually funny

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #146 on: December 29, 2009, 01:44:34 PM »
I feel I need to stand up for Scott Aukerman - I'm a big fan of more or less everything he's done, and that very much includes CDR Radio. I think he's hilarious, and a great host of the show. Best new podcast of 2009!

I agree.  My comedy podcasts now rank, in order of hilarity:

Best Show & Best Show Gems (tie)
CDR Radio
The Bugle

I like CDR OK, but it doesn't make me half as happy as The Bugle. What I notice with CDR is that the guests are sometimes really not able to get in a valuable contribution. Both Aziz Ansari and Michael Cera seemed completely marginalized recently. I did enjoy the visit by Huell Howser; he was doing happy features in Nashville (so was Pat Sajak) when I was a kid.

Aziz and Cera - that was their own fault. They wouldn't bring the funny.

That said, man, what's with Scott turning on his own guests sometimes? He shit all over the Jesse Ventura bit from the beginning when it was really good, he just didn't let it build.

I don't know why I'm whining, it's like my favorite podcast. The second Huell appearance where he has a racist meltdown at the end - holy shit. I was doubled over on the subway crying.

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #147 on: December 29, 2009, 03:44:03 PM »
I feel I need to stand up for Scott Aukerman - I'm a big fan of more or less everything he's done, and that very much includes CDR Radio. I think he's hilarious, and a great host of the show. Best new podcast of 2009!

I agree.  My comedy podcasts now rank, in order of hilarity:

Best Show & Best Show Gems (tie)
CDR Radio
The Bugle

I like CDR OK, but it doesn't make me half as happy as The Bugle. What I notice with CDR is that the guests are sometimes really not able to get in a valuable contribution. Both Aziz Ansari and Michael Cera seemed completely marginalized recently. I did enjoy the visit by Huell Howser; he was doing happy features in Nashville (so was Pat Sajak) when I was a kid.

Aziz and Cera - that was their own fault. They wouldn't bring the funny.

That said, man, what's with Scott turning on his own guests sometimes? He shit all over the Jesse Ventura bit from the beginning when it was really good, he just didn't let it build.

I don't know why I'm whining, it's like my favorite podcast. The second Huell appearance where he has a racist meltdown at the end - holy shit. I was doubled over on the subway crying.

I was a little bummed that only one of my choices ended up in their year-end top 10 (PFT as Ice-T).

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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #148 on: December 30, 2009, 03:15:18 AM »
I feel I need to stand up for Scott Aukerman - I'm a big fan of more or less everything he's done, and that very much includes CDR Radio. I think he's hilarious, and a great host of the show. Best new podcast of 2009!

I agree.  My comedy podcasts now rank, in order of hilarity:

Best Show & Best Show Gems (tie)
CDR Radio
The Bugle

I like CDR OK, but it doesn't make me half as happy as The Bugle. What I notice with CDR is that the guests are sometimes really not able to get in a valuable contribution. Both Aziz Ansari and Michael Cera seemed completely marginalized recently. I did enjoy the visit by Huell Howser; he was doing happy features in Nashville (so was Pat Sajak) when I was a kid.

Aziz and Cera - that was their own fault. They wouldn't bring the funny.

That said, man, what's with Scott turning on his own guests sometimes? He shit all over the Jesse Ventura bit from the beginning when it was really good, he just didn't let it build.

I don't know why I'm whining, it's like my favorite podcast. The second Huell appearance where he has a racist meltdown at the end - holy shit. I was doubled over on the subway crying.

I was a little bummed that only one of my choices ended up in their year-end top 10 (PFT as Ice-T).

PFT as Ice-T is one of the funniest things ever. It triples it's own funniness when he cracks himself up.
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Re: Podcast Suggestions?
« Reply #149 on: December 30, 2009, 05:18:18 AM »
The best line from that whole show was "Do you like... money?" HA!
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