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Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016

by Lowtax


This is a great episode. Donít make fun of renowned Dan Brown is also some primo side-splitting at the expense of Dan Brown's writing style.

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The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

Is Niko's audio sped up, or does he just talk fast?

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


The Vosgian Beast posted:

Is Niko's audio sped up, or does he just talk fast?

Ithinkhesjustarealfasttalker

General Ironicus
Aug 21, 2008

Something about this feels kinda hinky


Sunday School Droupouts is an incredible show so I recommend everyone find out for themselves.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


Alaois posted:

Ithinkhesjustarealfasttalker

I feel him because I speak very quickly too

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


EmmyOk posted:

I feel him because I speak very quickly too

same

General Ironicus posted:

Sunday School Droupouts is an incredible show so I recommend everyone find out for themselves.


listened to this advice, realized how much Lauren sounds like Voidburger and it's WEIRDING ME OUT

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


Listening to it now and this guy doesn't speak quickly at all, seems p normal to me.

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

Djeser posted:

I'm glad Chris name dropped Foucault's Pendulum. It's got a really cynical and educated view toward conspiracy theories, yet it's still got a ton of the fun of all that secret knowledge stuff--the characters just know it's all bullshit. until it isn't

Yeah, anybody who feels like they could enjoy the Dan Brown kind of mystery novels, but a bit smarter, should get a kick out of the insane quantities of esoteric knowledge in Foucault's Pendulum.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


I read The Davinci Code when I was 12 and thought I was so smart and sophisticated lmao, though by 14 I realised every Dan Brown book is the same book. At 14 I was still reading really awful fantasy like The Sword of Truth so Dan Brown is truly bad.

Nemico
Sep 22, 2006



The Vosgian Beast posted:

Is Niko's audio sped up, or does he just talk fast?

Niko really does talk that fast. Whenever I listen to Sunday School Dropouts I'm constantly checking to make sure I didn't accidentally hit the playback speed button.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


Listened to it fully and it was really great but everytime they've other guests on I'm just reminded how much better the show was pre-Collision, I just don't find the guy charismatic or funny. He seems perfectly nice as a person but I don't think he's interesting to listen to.

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

The other way around, Collision is great, the other guests just brought their petty talking points to drag the episode down

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat




Gravy Boat 2k

I hate the episode and the show and all of the people.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


I can't remember what book it was but they were doing recommendations and Collision didn't have a similar one and then picked Jane Eyre and my eyes are still rolling.

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

Oh no, he chose a good book to recommend!

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


It's like if you asked a friend to recommend a good gangster film because you liked 'Goodfellas' and they respond with "hrmmm have you heard of this thing called Citizen Kane?"

HMS Boromir
Jul 16, 2011

by Lowtax


i like the krzysztof kylyshyn

X-Ray Pecs
May 11, 2008

New York
Ice Cream
TV
Travel
~Good Times~


Collision and guests are both good! J just has good chemistry with a lot of people.

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

Citizen Kane would be a good recommendation, because 99% of people haven't seen it. Same for Jane Eyre. They are classics, but a recommendation from somebody whose taste you trust can push people over the fence on whether to read them / watch them.

Anyway, the point when the guests on the latest episode jumped a shark for me was when that guy scolded Collision (?) for "effortshaming" Dan Brown's music career. Just lol, what a loving pussy

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


steinrokkan posted:

Citizen Kane would be a good recommendation, because 99% of people haven't seen it. Same for Jane Eyre. They are classics, but a recommendation from somebody whose taste you trust can push people over the fence on whether to read them / watch them.

lol

Jeb Lund and Poncho Martinez should be on more often

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

J mentions this on the episode, but it really is surprising that Da Vinci Code is a bigger hit than Angels and Demons, because even though it's still not a good book, poo poo at least happens in Angels and Demons

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

EmmyOk posted:

lol

Jeb Lund and Poncho Martinez should be on more often

yes, lol - lol if you think people listening to podcasts have a basic familiarity with the western canon

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


Recommending famous classics instead of related genre media is really interesting and cool and not lazy and kind of pretentious, agreed 100%.

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

EmmyOk posted:

Recommending famous classics instead of related genre media is really interesting and cool and not lazy and kind of pretentious, agreed 100%.

Except unironically, because people should read classics, and should be reminded of them on the basis of the reasonable expectation that they never bothered to look into them, on account of the education system failing to make them interested.

Djeser
Mar 22, 2013



I will not abide by the besmirchment of the integrity of Silly Bad-Book Podcast With Jingles

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

Djeser posted:

I will not abide by the besmirchment of the integrity of Silly Bad-Book Podcast With Jingles

Collision is my waifu.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat




Gravy Boat 2k

He should have recommended National Treasure.

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

He should have recommended some garbage Mario lovely platformer because apparently recommending video games for children is superior to recommending great books that people could have overlooked due to being unfairly perceived as boring.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


steinrokkan posted:

He should have recommended some garbage Mario lovely platformer because apparently recommending video games for children is superior to recommending great books that people could have overlooked due to being unfairly perceived as boring.

don't criticise my critics

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

EmmyOk posted:

don't criticise my critics

says the guy who brought his lovely retarded criticism in the first place

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


guys guys guys guys

you're both loving terrible

steinrokkan
Apr 2, 2011



Soiled Meat

Alaois posted:

guys guys guys guys

you're both loving terrible

Thank you.

EmmyOk
Aug 11, 2013


steinrokkan posted:

says the guy who brought his lovely retarded criticism in the first place

I'm the one saying it's fine to say you don't like part of the podcast, you're the one saying that you can either recommend a famous classic OR FUCKINF SUPERJ MARIO.

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


listen im sorry that collision dissed orbs but we can get past this

Guy Mann
Mar 28, 2016

by Lowtax


Collision is a fine co-host and I enjoy his voice but the fact that he comes from a similar background to Friedman means that they seem to have a bit too much overlap with their interests and blind spots. It's why I like when other people come on, they actually break up the music/wrestling/gen X stuff that otherwise dominates the normal episodes.

The Vosgian Beast posted:

J mentions this on the episode, but it really is surprising that Da Vinci Code is a bigger hit than Angels and Demons, because even though it's still not a good book, poo poo at least happens in Angels and Demons

Seriously. A race against time to stop someone from using antimatter to blow up the Vatican and having a bunch of creepy elaborate murders based on the four alchemical elements was actually somewhat interesting. Even if the big evil henchman was an even more egregious stereotype than DaVinci Code's murderous albino, in this case a dangerously swarthy arab assassin with a literal boner for murdering white women.

And I never read any of the sequels but apparently one ends with Langdon choosing the render half the earth infertile via viral pandemic, which is just all kinds of

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

Guy Mann posted:

Collision is a fine co-host and I enjoy his voice but the fact that he comes from a similar background to Friedman means that they seem to have a bit too much overlap with their interests and blind spots. It's why I like when other people come on, they actually break up the music/wrestling/gen X stuff that otherwise dominates the normal episodes.

This is a problem I've noticed in multiple podcasts where if two guys end up coming from a similar enough background and share enough interests, it tends to mean that they often get locked into viewing things in a certain way and can kind of reinforce each other into ruts.

It can also mean they have a good rapport though, so.

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


im trying to think of episodes dominated by wrestling discussion that weren't already books about wrestling and drawing up a blank

The Vosgian Beast
Aug 13, 2011

Business is slow

Alaois posted:

im trying to think of episodes dominated by wrestling discussion that weren't already books about wrestling and drawing up a blank

Me either.

They share similar musical tastes, I suppose

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


The Vosgian Beast posted:

Me either.

They share similar musical tastes, I suppose

that's not even entirely true!

friggin ebullition records

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Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.





Smellrose

drat this Da Vinci Code episode is really good.

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