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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
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Postby capricornus rex » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:17 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:
capricornus rex wrote:there is not a more pretentious thing than This American Life


isn't that the point though

it's like pretentiousness porn

yeah its really annoyin
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Postby badhat » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:18 pm

whats funny is how david kestenbaum and alex blumberg sound so similar in thier ira glass school or radio vocal style, and yet they look sooo different
admittedly the metal thread has recently taken a hit
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Postby Durham » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:18 pm

you can say gay jew you know

they sound so similar in their gay jew voice

see
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Postby saranclaps » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:18 pm

A girl once me that Ira Glass' voice turns her on. Not kidding.
Real Love wrote:every once in a while saranclaps will try to do a funny and it's an extremely off note but I'm not totally convinced he's aware of what is happening
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Postby MikeS » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:19 pm

I don't know, a lot of the stories are meant to just be fun and nothing more. I'm starting to question whether you guys grasp the definition of pretentious.
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Postby MikeS » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:21 pm

oh I said adam bloomberg....heh
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Postby agnes » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:21 pm

Yeah this stuff is definitely not pretentious by todays standards, especially if glass and co. aren't entirely self-aware.
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Postby MikeS » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:21 pm

I wish they'd bring back TAL tv show though.
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Postby capricornus rex » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:22 pm

if you look at pretentious on wikipedia its ira glass's face
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Postby Feech La Manna » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:23 pm

I prefer using the word "pretentious" to "precious"

Anyway I listen to the podcast semi-regularly
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Postby jewels » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:23 pm

i don't think there is ever a time to use the word pretentious without coming off as lazy and dismissive.
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Postby jewels » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:24 pm

I THOUGHT WE HAD FREE SPEECH IN THIS COUNTRY.
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Postby sordid affair » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:26 pm

you are NOT FREE to irritate people with your quirky biographical snippets!
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Postby capricornus rex » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:27 pm

jewels wrote:i don't think there is ever a time to use the word pretentious without coming off as lazy and dismissive.

its funny because i never feel the need to call anything pretentious except for This American Life
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Postby capricornus rex » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:30 pm

its pretty good sometimes but i think the last time i was listening i suddenyl scrambled to turn it off because the pretension was giving me anxiety
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Postby Hal Jordan » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:32 pm

guys i just looked up pretentious (freewebdictionary.com) and this american life doesn't seem to fit the definition AT ALL!
well that was intense
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Postby Feech La Manna » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:39 pm

Let's invent a new adjective that can describe This American Life

libegrandoibanal
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:45 pm

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The Onion wrote:On Sunday, writer and contributing editor Sarah Vowell called the project's end "oddly anticlimactic," but questioned whether work was actually complete because the show had not yet addressed the subject of "Things Ending."

"Seeing this project through to its culmination was equally satisfying and strange," said Vowell, speaking at a book signing in Colonial Williamsburg dressed as Betsy Ross. "I feel not unlike the early Pilgrims, who, standing atop Plymouth Rock after a long and arduous sea voyage, reflected on their journey, perhaps thinking to themselves 'For God's sake—doesn't anybody have anything to eat in this settlement?'"


aha

Really every punchline is perfect.

The best of course is

Added Snyder, "We here at public radio couldn't be more pleased with ourselves."
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Postby capricornus rex » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:50 pm

ira glass laughed heartedly
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Postby endoskeleton » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:23 pm

I'm drink as shit and I just sang karna opolice karaoke. Wondfucker is talking about hiajclers dressin\ dwn and the world is a bertuifuile place
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Postby canned_bear » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:27 pm

MikeS wrote:I wish they'd bring back TAL tv show though.


Yeah.
Took a toll on the guy, I think.
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Postby hull Bound » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:48 pm

sordid affair wrote:
Ted Pikul wrote:
why airplanes crash wrote:I really don't like This American Life


Yeah me neither

For some reason I cant stand Ira Glass' voice


maybe it reminds you of someone from your childhood


What kind of guy dicks over Lynda Barry?
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Postby fox » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:59 pm

badhat wrote:http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-a ... ain-silent


sweet
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Postby mudd » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:47 pm

...1995 in Chicago...an audience of professionals who dine out frequently and have a hard time getting angry.


badhat: the chicago years?

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Postby badhat » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:21 am

just tonight i was lamenting how much money i spent dining out and taking cabs my first two years in chicago
admittedly the metal thread has recently taken a hit
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