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Postby buriedinspace » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:55 pm

delgriffith wrote:All of Bill's employees pretending they've ever watched a movie on cable for the 50th time.


This is one of the more confusing aspects of the Simmons experience... which is saying something.

Do you think 'The Rewatchables' was his idea or just someone in the office sucking up?
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Postby sleigh » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:39 am

laughed aloud to myself tonight walking down the street thinking about the idea of "normie eccentricity"
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Postby speakers » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:32 am

sleigh wrote:laughed aloud to myself tonight walking down the street thinking about the idea of "normie eccentricity"


"The Cheesecake Factory"
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Postby delgriffith » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:38 pm

variegated reality wrote:Bill: "Top 20 players in the league just right now. Who are the best guys almost in a pickup game, no trade value etc etc"
House: "We have to leave off the injured guys since they haven't played so they can't be the top 20 players in the league right now"
Bill: "I have Kawhi"

I listened to this while I was cooking and it was completely incoherent.
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Postby staple » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:48 pm

mcwop23 wrote:i can never hate bill simmons
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Postby speakers » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:15 pm

you can and will
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Postby qmass » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:17 pm

delgriffith wrote:
variegated reality wrote:Bill: "Top 20 players in the league just right now. Who are the best guys almost in a pickup game, no trade value etc etc"
House: "We have to leave off the injured guys since they haven't played so they can't be the top 20 players in the league right now"
Bill: "I have Kawhi"

I listened to this while I was cooking and it was completely incoherent.


It is almost like he is completely making it up as he goes.
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Postby trouble » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:32 pm

that's classic simmons straight from the Page 2 days: create a premise with a large set of rules only to break it the minute bill starts to sweat even a little
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Postby inspectorhound » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:30 pm

I liked in the Coates pod when Bill says he is "Six one and 3/5"
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Postby reversemigraine » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:38 pm

inspectorhound wrote:I liked in the Coates pod when Bill says he is "Six one and 3/5"


This cracked me up, but I'm also kinda surprised that Bill is any taller than 5'9".
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Postby variegated reality » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:51 pm

delgriffith wrote:
variegated reality wrote:Bill: "Top 20 players in the league just right now. Who are the best guys almost in a pickup game, no trade value etc etc"
House: "We have to leave off the injured guys since they haven't played so they can't be the top 20 players in the league right now"
Bill: "I have Kawhi"

I listened to this while I was cooking and it was completely incoherent.


Yeah trying to boil this down to make the post was very difficult.
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Postby delgriffith » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:55 pm

It just felt like it should have been a layup episode and he botched the execution by making a dozen contradictory parameters for what they were supposed to be ranking.
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Postby staple » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:24 am

Eyeball Kid wrote:
supersaturated wrote:
reversemigraine wrote:This TNC podcast is all right.


Somehow this happened (on the topic of Obama’s response to Ferguson (?)):

Simmons - “I’m not saying I’m swinging left/right, any of that stuff, but I liked Reagan… but I still stand behind the Reagan presidency”

TNC - “God that dude was the devil when I was a kid”

Simmons - “Yeah I know, that’s what I mean”

:lol:


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Postby staple » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:25 am

also sal's thing on parent corner made me lol

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Postby reversemigraine » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:20 pm

Bill and Chuck on the end of the monoculture. Just two guys doing what they do best.
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Postby Tom Cruise » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:57 pm

katy perry pissing all over my diamond-encrusted crown as I sentence another peon to death
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Postby trouble » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:32 pm

what he should have did with HBO in the first place instead of spending millions to tell the world his secret love of soup
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Postby trouble » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:33 pm

ever since that commercial I've kept an ear out but never heard him on any podcast talk about soup. millions of other kind of food talk (esp with that Joe House idiot) but never his perfect dish. it's wild.
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Postby Feech La Manna » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:17 pm

badhat wrote:bike solve all problems
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Postby Feech La Manna » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:18 pm

badhat wrote:bike solve all problems
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Postby murray st. » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:19 pm

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Postby reversemigraine » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:23 pm

Doesn't pass the cable clicker test. Not a rewatchable.
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Postby inspectorhound » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:14 pm

what do you think bill's most embarrassing admission will be during this?

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:18 pm

Simmons will keep talking about Boogie Nights, and none-too-subtly suggest he'd prefer it if PTA just kept making films like that.
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Postby reversemigraine » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:19 pm

Yeah, there's no way that podcast isn't 75% Boogie Nights and another 15-20% Magnolia.

There's a very good chance those are the only two PTA movies he's ever watched.
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:27 pm

Bill probably got K. Austin Collins to write some questions for him about Phantom Thread
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Postby inspectorhound » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:29 pm

the master and inherent vice were both on HBO so he's probably seen them at least once
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Postby rex » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:36 pm

Gotta assume he's got questions about Daniel Day Lewis and working with method guys
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Postby delgriffith » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm

inspectorhound wrote:the master and inherent vice were both on HBO so he's probably seen them at least once

He definitely didn't watch The Master, and he was bemoaning the fact that PTA "doesn't make comedies anymore" with Wesley Morris a few weeks ago. I think when Wesley mentioned Inherent Vice, Bill just shrugged.
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Postby delgriffith » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm

delgriffith wrote:I did enjoy Simmons kinda zoning out of the PTA discussion and then coming back in with "Since we're shouting out ideas - Mafia. Italian. I'm ready!" to incredulous laughter and a "WHAT DO YOU WANT?" from Wesley Morris.
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