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Speaking of the greatest show ever (yes it’s better than Breaking Bad and The Wire, don’t  @ me), the Talking Sopranos podcast has been excellent. Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa really play off each other well. I particularly enjoy Imperioli. He’s just a wealth of movie, music, etc knowledge. They’ve had tons of great guests on already, and we still have at least one big one left in Steven Van Zandt. I’m definitely going to miss it when their re-watch is over (they’re already on S6 part I).

Hopefully they’ll do an episode for The Many Saints of Newark. 

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27 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Speaking of the greatest show ever (yes it’s better than Breaking Bad and The Wire, don’t  @ me), the Talking Sopranos podcast has been excellent. Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa really play off each other well. I particularly enjoy Imperioli. He’s just a wealth of movie, music, etc knowledge. They’ve had tons of great guests on already, and we still have at least one big one left in Steven Van Zandt. I’m definitely going to miss it when their re-watch is over (they’re already on S6 part I).

Hopefully they’ll do an episode for The Many Saints of Newark. 

Definitely gonna have to check that out, my podcast lineup has been getting a little stale lately. Also last night, Trevor Moore of The Whitest Kids U Know suddenly died in some unspecified accident and I really like watching their Livestreams throughout the pandemic, that one hit me really hard. 

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This is our friend Pistachio. He’s a mini Australian Labradoodle that belongs to a friend of ours. They had to go to a wake in North Carolina the first week of July, so he came to stay with us for 5 days. 

Literally the most well behaved dog I have ever seen. So much so that we told them he was always welcome back. 

Well, they went to the Jersey Shore for a few days, so Pistachio is back in the house. He really is a lot of fun, loves to play ball, but hates to eat. We’re told that’s pretty much his personality, it’s not that he’s out of routine. Just leave the dish out and he will eat it eventually. Which he does. 

I cropped my wife out because she likes posting her picture online less than I do. I’m not sure why her hand looks so deformed, but it’s not. 

 

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2 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

I’ve felt the same way since the show ended. Never understood why anyone was upset with it. What were they supposed to do, show his brutal execution and then roll credits?

I bet people expected the American Beauty ending, minus the monologue over it.

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Just now, jagknife said:

I bet people expected the American Beauty ending, minus the monologue over it.

Or maybe the Goodfellas ending with a montage of all the guys’ bodies being found?

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2 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Speaking of the greatest show ever (yes it’s better than Breaking Bad and The Wire, don’t  @ me), the Talking Sopranos podcast has been excellent. Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa really play off each other well. I particularly enjoy Imperioli. He’s just a wealth of movie, music, etc knowledge. They’ve had tons of great guests on already, and we still have at least one big one left in Steven Van Zandt. I’m definitely going to miss it when their re-watch is over (they’re already on S6 part I).

Hopefully they’ll do an episode for The Many Saints of Newark. 

That has been a great podcast. I just rewatched the show this year so the episodes have been pretty fresh in my mind. They go into some really good detail

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2 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

This is our friend Pistachio. He’s a mini Australian Labradoodle that belongs to a friend of ours. They had to go to a wake in North Carolina the first week of July, so he came to stay with us for 5 days. 

Literally the most well behaved dog I have ever seen. So much so that we told them he was always welcome back. 

Well, they went to the Jersey Shore for a few days, so Pistachio is back in the house. He really is a lot of fun, loves to play ball, but hates to eat. We’re told that’s pretty much his personality, it’s not that he’s out of routine. Just leave the dish out and he will eat it eventually. Which he does. 

I cropped my wife out because she likes posting her picture online less than I do. I’m not sure why her hand looks so deformed, but it’s not. 

 

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Pistachio is a pretty great name lol. 

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6 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Pistachio is a pretty great name lol. 

Italian food names are very popular here. We know a Rigatoni also. 

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On 8/6/2021 at 5:33 PM, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Jeff Porcaro was one of THE best drummers ever to walk the planet…tons of studio credits beyond what he did with Toto (look them up and you’ll be stunned when you see how many songs he played on).  Was only 38 when he passed.

The whole band are studio guys. Steve Lukather played on a ton of stuff through the years.  JEff was such an amazing drummer sad he died so young. Their 3rd record Turn Back is an underrated record.

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So, okay, one of the funniest stories of my life is unfolding before my eyes and I want to share it.

I had a buddy in college who had a major crush on this girl who was a stone cold 10. My buddy is a 6 on a good day. She was a year older than us, but in our english class. The 3 of us became good friends, always grabbing lunch together after english. One day, very jokingly she made fun of his outfit which consisted of a navy blue tank top, lime green shorts and orange shoes. He got really quiet and said he didn't realize they were off, he was color blind. My buddy and I walk back to my car and I'm saying "dude I had no idea!" and he said oh no, I was just messing around, I'll tell her tomorrow it was a joke. 

So the next day she comes to class and she baked him a cake to apologize. Sweet girl. And he's the most awkward little dude ever so he just figured oh whatever, a little white lie never hurt anyone, I can pretend to be color blind. You can probably see where this is going. As it happens to beautiful girls and funny guys, they start dating. She falls hard, moves with him to south carolina after graduation and they get married in 2017. Awesome guy. They just celebrated their 4 year anniversary on friday! He got her a diamond necklace. She got him a $900 pair of "allow colorblind people to see colors" glasses. Had all of his friends and family on facebook live so we could all "watch Nick see color for the first time!". The whole time he's going "... ohhh... wow.... the grass is so beautiful... oh.... my god..." and I was HOWLING laughing. I guess the joke / white lie got too deeply rooted where he was never ready to untangle it. He called me yesterday and said "my entire weekend was driving around with her to new places with these ugly fvcking glasses on pretending to be amazed that the booths in the Friendlys are red." 

He will spend the next several years of his life wearing these gaudy glasses and I haven't stopped thinking about it or laughing about it since. 

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So, okay, one of the funniest stories of my life is unfolding before my eyes and I want to share it.

I had a buddy in college who had a major crush on this girl who was a stone cold 10. My buddy is a 6 on a good day. She was a year older than us, but in our english class. The 3 of us became good friends, always grabbing lunch together after english. One day, very jokingly she made fun of his outfit which consisted of a navy blue tank top, lime green shorts and orange shoes. He got really quiet and said he didn't realize they were off, he was color blind. My buddy and I walk back to my car and I'm saying "dude I had no idea!" and he said oh no, I was just messing around, I'll tell her tomorrow it was a joke. 

So the next day she comes to class and she baked him a cake to apologize. Sweet girl. And he's the most awkward little dude ever so he just figured oh whatever, a little white lie never hurt anyone, I can pretend to be color blind. You can probably see where this is going. As it happens to beautiful girls and funny guys, they start dating. She falls hard, moves with him to south carolina after graduation and they get married in 2017. Awesome guy. They just celebrated their 4 year anniversary on friday! He got her a diamond necklace. She got him a $900 pair of "allow colorblind people to see colors" glasses. Had all of his friends and family on facebook live so we could all "watch Nick see color for the first time!". The whole time he's going "... ohhh... wow.... the grass is so beautiful... oh.... my god..." and I was HOWLING laughing. I guess the joke / white lie got too deeply rooted where he was never ready to untangle it. He called me yesterday and said "my entire weekend was driving around with her to new places with these ugly fvcking glasses on pretending to be amazed that the booths in the Friendlys are red." 

He will spend the next several years of his life wearing these gaudy glasses and I haven't stopped thinking about it or laughing about it since. 

This is the best story ever. Other than getting a useless $900 gift lol. 

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27 minutes ago, MB3 said:

So, okay, one of the funniest stories of my life is unfolding before my eyes and I want to share it.

I had a buddy in college who had a major crush on this girl who was a stone cold 10. My buddy is a 6 on a good day. She was a year older than us, but in our english class. The 3 of us became good friends, always grabbing lunch together after english. One day, very jokingly she made fun of his outfit which consisted of a navy blue tank top, lime green shorts and orange shoes. He got really quiet and said he didn't realize they were off, he was color blind. My buddy and I walk back to my car and I'm saying "dude I had no idea!" and he said oh no, I was just messing around, I'll tell her tomorrow it was a joke. 

So the next day she comes to class and she baked him a cake to apologize. Sweet girl. And he's the most awkward little dude ever so he just figured oh whatever, a little white lie never hurt anyone, I can pretend to be color blind. You can probably see where this is going. As it happens to beautiful girls and funny guys, they start dating. She falls hard, moves with him to south carolina after graduation and they get married in 2017. Awesome guy. They just celebrated their 4 year anniversary on friday! He got her a diamond necklace. She got him a $900 pair of "allow colorblind people to see colors" glasses. Had all of his friends and family on facebook live so we could all "watch Nick see color for the first time!". The whole time he's going "... ohhh... wow.... the grass is so beautiful... oh.... my god..." and I was HOWLING laughing. I guess the joke / white lie got too deeply rooted where he was never ready to untangle it. He called me yesterday and said "my entire weekend was driving around with her to new places with these ugly fvcking glasses on pretending to be amazed that the booths in the Friendlys are red." 

He will spend the next several years of his life wearing these gaudy glasses and I haven't stopped thinking about it or laughing about it since. 

At least she can't say he isn't committed if she ever finds out lmfao 

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Trying to think if there was every anything like this that I told my wife that I have had to keep up for all these years, and I am happy to say that after celebrating our 20th anniversary last week, I have no such secrets. 

Wait, does that mean that SHE does???

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On 7/31/2021 at 11:15 AM, Nicomo said:

The comic is great (Jeff Lemire is one of favorite writers). I haven’t watched the series yet, but I heard they toned it down quite a bit, which kind of had me worried when I first saw the trailer. Seems like it’s been a hit though. Pretty sure it’s already been picked up for a second season. I’ll have to get to it eventually. 

@Jerzey have you watched The Immortal (Gomorrah prequel) yet? It’s out on HBO MAX now. 

I finally got through season 3 and I’m on episode 4 of season 4. Each season feels a little different from the previous one in a good way. Honestly this show is top 10 all time for me.

And even know I pretty much knew it was coming…

Pouring Austin Powers GIF

I like Enzo, and completely understand his anger, but I want Genny to get him. And that goddamn Valerio.

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15 hours ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Definitely gonna have to check that out, my podcast lineup has been getting a little stale lately. Also last night, Trevor Moore of The Whitest Kids U Know suddenly died in some unspecified accident and I really like watching their Livestreams throughout the pandemic, that one hit me really hard. 

That really sucked seeing that he died. I stumbled across The Whitest Kids U Know randomly years ago and thought it was brilliant. I couldn't believe it wasn't more well known. 

Unfortunately i also found out that one of the guys i did stand-up with passed away on Saturday as well so it was a pretty crap weekend for comedy for me. 

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Here is a quick funny story that came to my mind this weekend:

Back when my older brother and I were in school, my mom went to the Back to School nights most years.  She hated it but went because she felt obligated to.  However, once in a while, she would nag my father into doing it.  My dad hated doing it more than my mom to say the least.  Back in 1992, my dad was to go to Back to School night for my brother (he was a sophmore IIRC).  He comes back home later in the night, said it went well, and that was that.  What we later found out was that he really went to the first 1-2 periods before ducking out and going to the local bar.  At the bar, a reporter for the local weekly newspaper came up to him to ask him for a quote about the upcoming election.  He gave a quote.  Well later that week we got the newspaper and my mom sees in the article quote he gave and the date that was listed as when as well as where he was asked.  He got caught red-handed and let's just say my mom read him the riot act that night.

He thought he was slick.

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4 hours ago, Jerzey said:

I finally got through season 3 and I’m on episode 4 of season 4. Each season feels a little different from the previous one in a good way. Honestly this show is top 10 all time for me.

And even know I pretty much knew it was coming…

Pouring Austin Powers GIF

I like Enzo, and completely understand his anger, but I want Genny to get him. And that goddamn Valerio.

Same. Now I’m off to listen to this for the millionth time…

 

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On 8/8/2021 at 3:28 PM, Satans Hockey said:

The violence was definitely kicked up quite a few notches in this, definitely not comparable to anything Marvel wise to me that I can think of. What horror movies have ya been watching together lately? 

So the last two nights we watched The Nun and the Curse of La Llorona. I actually thought The Nun was better. 

We were only minutes in to La Llorona before I realized how well it fits into The Knacks’ “My Sharona”. So I turn to my daughter and I sing “Why’d you have to drown your CHILD, LLARONA”. And so it continued. 

Mom pours a giant glass of wine:

My daughter: Why’d you make me drink so much WINE, LLARONA?”

Mom thrown against the wall:

Me: Why’d you have to shatter my SPINE, LLARONA?” 
 

And so on. 
 

 

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26 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

So the last two nights we watched The Nun and the Curse of La Llorona. I actually thought The Nun was better. 

We were only minutes in to La Llorona before I realized how well it fits into The Kinks’ “My Sharona”. So I turn to my daughter and I sing “Why’d you have to drown your CHILD, LLARONA”. And so it continued. 

Mom pours a giant glass of wine:

My daughter: Why’d you make me drink so much WINE, LLARONA?”

Mom thrown against the wall:

Me: Why’d you have to shatter my SPINE, LLARONA?” 
 

And so on. 
 

 

You mean the Knack.

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1 hour ago, bostondevil11 said:

You mean the Knack.

Yup, I certainly did. Knick Knack, Paddywhack, don't post when you are half paying attention lol. 

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So last weekend the SiriusXM station 80's on 8 had a special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of MTV.  In addition to a reunion of the original (living) VJ's, they also played the first videos shown on MTV in order.  I have known this for years, but they stated again that the only place that got MTV on that first night was a part of northern NJ as very few cable systems carried them (cable was still a pretty new thing back then).

Also, here is the list of the first 25 music videos they played that night.  It was heavy on guys like The Who and Rod Stewart because not many bands were making music videos back then so their library was very limited and those bands already made a bunch.  I know most of the songs but a few evade me.

  1. “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles
  2. “You Better Run" by Pat Benatar
  3. “She Won't Dance With Me" by Rod Stewart
  4. “You Better You Bet" by The Who
  5. "Little Suzi's on the Up" by Ph. D.
  6. "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard
  7. “Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders
  8. “Time Heals" by Todd Rundgren
  9. “Take It on the Run” by REO Speedwagon
  10. “Rockin’ the Paradise” by Styx
  11. "When Things Go Wrong" by Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
  12. "History Never Repeats" by Split Enz
  13. “Hold On Loosely” by 38 Special
  14. “Just Between You and Me” by April Wine
  15. “Sailing” by Rod Stewart
  16. “Iron Maiden” by Iron Maiden
  17. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon
  18. “Bluer Than Blue” by Michael Johnson
  19. “Message of Love” by The Pretenders
  20. “Mr. Briefcase” by Lee Ritenour
  21. “Double Life” by The Cars
  22. “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins
  23. “Looking for Clues” by Robert Palmer
  24. “Too Late” by Shoes
  25. “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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I knew #1 (everyone does), #2, and #8 off that list, in terms of what songs were played when.  I remember a good chunk of the each song's video.

I'll admit it, I don't remember hearing #5, #11, #15, #18, #20, #21, or #24...and I'm usually really good at knowing songs.  I'll have to give them a listen, to see if they conjure up any memories.

You had your share of "Out There" videos in the early days..."Fish Heads", a lot of the earlier Devo stuff, etc.  "Whip It" actually brought in a new legion of fans that Devo wanted nothing to do with...they responded with "We're Through Bein' Cool".  I was 11 years old when MTV made its debut, and it just exploded so quickly...the video library just blew up.  

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4 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I knew #1 (everyone does), #2, and #8 off that list, in terms of what songs were played when.  I remember a good chunk of the each song's video.

I'll admit it, I don't remember hearing #5, #11, #15, #18, #20, #21, or #24...and I'm usually really good at knowing songs.  I'll have to give them a listen, to see if they conjure up any memories.

You had your share of "Out There" videos in the early days..."Fish Heads", a lot of the earlier Devo stuff, etc.  "Whip It" actually brought in a new legion of fans that Devo wanted nothing to do with...they responded with "We're Through Bein' Cool".  I was 11 years old when MTV made its debut, and it just exploded so quickly...the video library just blew up.  

Our neighborhood did not get cable until late in the process, and my parents didn't sign up until a couple years after that. I believe it was somewhere around 1988 or 1989. 

I still knew #1 on the list. 

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16 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I knew #1 (everyone does), #2, and #8 off that list, in terms of what songs were played when.  I remember a good chunk of the each song's video.

I'll admit it, I don't remember hearing #5, #11, #15, #18, #20, #21, or #24...and I'm usually really good at knowing songs.  I'll have to give them a listen, to see if they conjure up any memories.

You had your share of "Out There" videos in the early days..."Fish Heads", a lot of the earlier Devo stuff, etc.  "Whip It" actually brought in a new legion of fans that Devo wanted nothing to do with...they responded with "We're Through Bein' Cool".  I was 11 years old when MTV made its debut, and it just exploded so quickly...the video library just blew up.  

#5 was the first song where I had no clue as to what it was.  It was my first time hearing it and it seemed to be one of those novelty songs like Fish Heads.

The VJ's on the show repeatedly said early on they had the issue with actually finding enough videos to play.  That's why a lot of garbage got played in the first 1-3 years on MTV until the labels could catch up to producing them.  A lot of the early videos were glorified "live" performances that were recorded that were used to air at random times as filler on TV to promote bands pre-MTV.

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