Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Dharmalars: The Other Woman

They say that The Third Time's A Charm. Too bad this is our second try at presenting you with our take on The Other Woman. Jimmy is back and in good form. We get some entertaining calls in the Dharmaline...

Did we mention Karaoke?!


Playlist:
Reptilia - The Strokes
Morning Dance - Ralph Apel
In Bloom - Nirvana
Roam - The B-52's
Butter the Soul - Cornershop
Desperado - Tim The Jellyman!

Click Below To Download:
The Other Woman

166 comments:

Ralph- said...

if you want to read my blog about The Transmission being more nerdy than Jay and Jack, check out the update on my personal myspace page for that blog!

t-dot kim said...

YES! Karaokee time with the Jellyman.

Chris JC said...

Fuck me right in half! It's the Dharmalars!

Did Jelly go with the track he suggested before? Let us wait and see.

memphish said...

Nothing like some Dharmaline karaoke for the road!

Holli

Alirio said...

There's nothin' like a new Dharmalars episode to keep me company while I shovel through 4 feet of snow outside my front door... and 3 feet covering my car.

Chris JC said...

Bugger. The version I got from iTunes screws up less than twenty minutes in. Next time I'm near my computer (you are witnessing the internet power of a Nintendo DS) I'll have another go.

Stephanie said...

Jellyman!

RRB said...
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RRB said...

I'm thinkin the man on the boat is Walt..Michael makes the most obvious sense, but he had no time with Ben(very little time, and he was shot)..Walt on the other hand was there for 30_to 45+ days..More time to be involved./brainwashed(he was in the ROOM, maybe it worked after a few weeks?).Or.. just He saw the Jacob light..Praise the Jacob..But I'd like to think TALLER GHOST WALT rather than Michael with all the build up..O well Sure I'm wrong.

Chris jc Dug your horn sounds on the"Met Buzz":)

PalmerEldritch said...

18 couples who shouldn't hyphenate their last names.

/whom?

RRB said...

All I had to see was Crap Beer Pleas no -'s. -'s are bad.

RRB said...

Palmer did you get the Lost game yet? I'm half way through..

PalmerEldritch said...

i haven't rented it or found it in a bargain bin yet. is it any good?

RRB said...

When I'm done you can have it!

RRB said...

Locke voice bothersom at first, story goes way to fast, I'm Half through I think and Have not shot a gun yet! My hopes of chokin cooper are shrinkin and My big big hopes of pushin cooper out the window instead of Locke..It aint gonna happin:( I'm not even a big Locke fan but I wanted more hands on And this is lik a preview of a good game ,, It could be this, or it could be this, or it even could be THIS,,But this is what you get..sorry dude...
i'M thinkin I need a Halo/Oblivion/Resident Evil/Myst Hybrid any thing less would be un Lost A sized

RRB said...

LATE KABLAMO
and
KABLAMO
!!
More MYOKOMwith sas PLEASE Episode #1:)

Chris JC said...

Hey, thanks RRB! I thought I'd branch out a little.

Nobody else mentioned it, though, so I figured it was a duffer.

I take it nobody else had the problem I did with the iTunes version of the show? I'll go get it again and see how it goes.

Plowshares Theatre Co. Blog said...

Ben and Ralph:

You guys have always been a less formal podcast, to be tactful. However, since you guys came back in February you brought the stupidness with you from The Lars. Since LOST returned the best part of your show has been Seattle Jimmy. The last straw was the lazy how after The Other Woman. Clean it up guys. I don't care if you lost the show due to negligence, just redo it and quit whining. Try to be a bit more professional. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Someone had to say it.

PalmerEldritch said...

stinks that you guys didnt enjoy it.

but i sure did. i bet a lot of other people did too.

ben and ralph are just two guys making a podcast in their spare time. with a third guy. and a fourth guy. ok, so ben and ralph are just four guys making a podcast in their spare time.

you can ask them "to be more professional" but try to remember that they're just folks with jobs, friends, and families who make a not for profit podcast in their free time.

that said, i'm sure they wish that they hadn't lost their first recording this week too.

i'd urge you to stick with the podcast and try to enjoy the loose structure and care free attitude. but nobody, including you, should force you to keep listening to a podcast that you don't enjoy.

have you tried Jay and Jack? they're a lot of fun while still being structured and focused. and don't forget the lovely ladies of The Lost Initiative. ga-row! ;)

gillian said...

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy, she'll hurt you if she's able...

MB said...

jebus - someone please tell me that plowshares is someone else fucking around and kidding.

Loved the show guys! THANK YOU for re-recording an ENTIRE show (...for free...at no cost to listeners....see how that works plowshares)!

I know I rant easily on this subject - so thanks everyone else for bearing it :/

Ian Ominous said...

In the interests of balance, Jimmy's last few segments have largely clip shows, but you know what? Fuck it - all still excellent and I certainly don't mind some more colorful freeform content from time to time.

Also, last week's show was particularly awesome.

Alirio said...

I'm pissed off at Ralph and Ben too!!!

Not for losing their show and redoing a half-assed recap attempt, but because they had the nerve - THE FUCKING NERVE- to tell everyone listening what a beautiful day it was while they recorded OUTSIDE!!!!

I'm up to my balls in snow up here and they're recording outside!???!

JUST KIDDING!!! It's my own fault for living north of the 49th parallel

Loved the show guys, especially the video game nostalgia...

KA-fucking-BLAMO!

Don't like the show? listen to something else...

Jellymanianos said...

Thanks Steph, and Kim - and thanks to Chris who made this all possible. I'd also like to thank... i'm kidding, don't particularly want to get all misty eyed. I'll leave that to Elias, for when he does Bright Eyes...

Chris JC said...

Good morning, America. It seems there's been a minor blog war. I do generally support the "if you don't like it, go elsewhere" argument - especially if it's rendered using Palmer's very carefully chosen words as above: he speaks true.

In this instance, though, I'm not sure it's appropriate as the complainant is clearly a Dharmalars listener of some long standing who is finding the show to be less the kind of thing that they are interested in.

I can't think of any decent suggestions, only to say that I have not personally found any reduction in my enjoyment.

In fact, as I only started listening to have something to enjoy between updates of The Lost Intiative, I initially found it to be hard going. I would often mentally switch off during the off topic rambles as well as LITERALLY switch off the listener call in segment.

However, after having heard a large number of shows now I find that I've got used to the show, the hosts, their non-LOST interests and the callers to such a large degree that actually these days I enjoy the show much more than I did when LOST was last on.

I don't think it's in any way better than before. Just that I'm much more into it.

JSP Safety Products said...

Good point, well put Chris.
I would normally just go mental at people slagging off a show that is essentially free, and done by people who have learnt how to podcast as they've been going along.
It just so happens the podcasters in question are quite funny, and have developed the knack, rather than having the natural charisma and production skill of the original SaS.
I have to say that the music segment is my least favourite bit, and literally can't be arsed listening to it. But that's my opinion, and i haven't said anything before.
However, people can't keep whinging about little things like the lads having to re-record, without me getting effing pissed off with them.
Everybody has their right to an opinion, but in this instance i have to draw upon the knowledge of my late nan, "If you've got nothing nice to say, don't say anything, you twat." Ok - so i'm paraphrasing ever so slightly, but you get what i mean.

RRB said...

Damm March is the bitchin month. Some of the Listerners Seem to think the shows are there's to change. We'll there not sorry.. Ben and Ralph are who they are thats why I enjoy the show. I was hoping for a little more lost talk, but so what.
Other then that I always agree with M.B.'s rants on how it's FREE I always come back to that in my head when people start bitchin..If you want to put in your insite stick with the radio, If enough people don't like someone or they get enough complaints the D'J' Gets Fired. Podcasts don't work that way so if you don't like it save your complaints for people who give a fuck! Like CEO's and Review boards ect.ect.
Go Listen to THe podcast that shall remain nameless I'm sure you will love it they stay on topic and are dumb, just like your insight into the wonderful show that is the Dharmalars..
Palmer said it the write way, I will not sir..

On another topic I missed "Prepared to be blown away ..." the ...come to you in 4 8 15 16 23 42....Then a bunch of load noises that makes my ears ring for abit..
But the new intro/outro is good stuff also.I like the personalization having the episode name ect. In the opening.

I was hoping for a Ryan laugh track on the Dharmaline I wish I could figure out how to do it?

RRB said...

Ya I agree Alirio. That outside podcast stuff was mean..:)its currently 35 and windy in MA

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, i was bitching about the weather up until i read Alirio's weather recap. damn.

i'll resume bitching about the weather soon enough though.

Chris JC said...

I think as listeners we're becoming a little over defensive. I don't personally subscribe to the idea that because something is free that it's immune from criticism - constructive or offensive. After all there are a couple of other podcasts in the world which are just as free but would make some of us go off on a big rant.

There's a film podcast that I don't like. I've tried it and I find it to be appalling, an opinion that I know isn't shared by friends of mine (hello, Stephanie!). I suppose I might be a little less generous if I'd paid to find this out but even so, I don't care if it's free: my opinion still is that the podcast I'm talking about is terrible.

Complainant, Ben and Ralph are reasonable chaps and if there are things about the direction the show has taken which you find bothersome - but don't seem to have been noted by anyone else - I'm sure they wouldn't mind you dropping them a line with some of your grievances. It seems to me to be a more constructive way to offer feedback and also you won't get a lot of us defensive type leaping on what you say.

I find JSP's post above to be interesting. As a clear example of not being able to please all of the people all of the time, even though Jimmy's segment is very highly regarded among many many listeners, there is at least one for whom it isn't their cup of tea. No worries, no harm done, just one of those things. I take it he just sort of tunes out or skips it.

Anyway - I really do wish I could offer some more useful suggestions, but that's the best I can do for the moment.

In other news, the weather in the south of England today is terrifying. Although according to the map they just showed on the news, the storm seems to be politely swerving around Jellyman. I'm sure this isn't true.

RRB said...

Hey Chris curious what time is it in you when? The whole I don't get to chat cause I'm on the West Coast got me thinkin about all you UK'ers. You'all seem to be around in the Am for me it's 9:42 here

RRB said...

So as I chat I just died for the second time in the Lost Via Domus world..I did'nt do somethin on the computer fast enough but I got to see the red and black symbols, we'll worht the fake death. I still want to shoot somthin maybe Syiad we'll let me shoot him, he's around here somewhere.

PalmerEldritch said...

don't shoot sayid. he who shoots sayid ends up dead. or she.

didnt mikhail shoot sayid? dead! like nine times.

didnt girl from highlander: the source (aka worst movie ever) shoot sayid? dead!!!

and shannon's dead. and while she didn't shoot sayid, she sure did bang him.

RRB said...

Aaaa He the closest/ but they won't let me use my gun any way:( So I shut her down for the day I died again..Dumb swan Hatch computer is askin shit thats not in the show.
Palmer you got the UK time?

JSP Safety Products said...

btw - JSP = jelly (i'm at work, auto logs me in as the blog admin, oops!)

RRB: The Lost game - slightly disappointed or do you think it's going to pick up a bit with some extra storyline bits and pieces?
And it's currently 14:08...

PalmerEldritch said...

normally EastCoast USA is five hours behind the UK (GMT) but we've got daylight savings time and i think they have... british summer time at some point in the year. so we're probably 4 or 5 hours behind them.

PalmerEldritch said...

using math (like the dharmalars), they are four hours IN THE FUTURE!!!!

Chris JC said...

It's 14:08 on Monday 10 March 2008 over here in the future.

Chris JC said...

Jelly, with the use of the company name, as well as phrases like "slagging off", you weren't hard to spot :D

14:10 now!

Chris JC said...

Setup!

JSP Safety Products said...

fucking hell, Chris - we are synchronised!

RRB said...

So "where in the army " 2:08 pm on Mon.
So what did you all have for lunch? j/k

JSP Safety Products said...

bollocks, missed it.

JSP Safety Products said...

i had leftover curry from last night. I made it, and it tasted alright last night - today though, not so much. Still, salt n' vinegar crisps and a can of coke helped wash the taste down.

RRB said...

And your safe with your products always a good thing..Awsome karoke sir good times as with all the previous ones! What a great idea Ralph had this shit is the bomb! I was looking so forward to more karoke every one I here makes me want to join the fun..But not yet

JSP Safety Products said...

Thanks very much mate. All we need is Elias to do something, and we'll have a trio of English karaokes. Or perhaps Chris Elias and I can get together and do something together - perhaps something Bee Gees? Was always partial to a bit of 'You Win Again'... You're not that far from me Chris - googlemap this: OX181JE

RRB said...

Palmer this ones for you sorta funny
sorta goes with one of your threads I was laughin at the other day.

PalmerEldritch said...

nice. i may have to forward that to the galpal.

vikings + kittens + led zepplin = internet gold

RRB said...

LOL

Chris JC said...

Jelly, next time my office sends me to Cambridge, I'll just hang a left and come and record something with you.

JSP Safety Products said...

done.

Chris JC said...

I was watching Bottom Live 2001: An Arse Oddity last night on a TV channel that those outside the UK may be stunned to know is actually called "Dave".

Act 1 is set on a desert island (also features some tussling with a boar, leading to a very disappointing and possibly salty drink)

Act 2 unexpectedly transfers the action to a metal underground dome, which features a button marked Do Not Press.

It was a bit LOST-like (three years in advance) and if LOST also finishes with a song about underpants accompanied by a guitar covered in fireworks then I think I'd be happy with that.

FutureAlly said...

"I'm up to my balls in snow up here"

Alrio, you should be a weatherman.

:D

/listening to the dharmalars now...

Benjamin said...

I guess we did moan on a bit about having to rerecord, but sheesh, repeating things is my job. It's my job. Being repetitive is my job. Seriously, though, if something happens to me and Ralph, it gives us fodder for the show. This happened to be a shining example of that. I can see where talking about the podcast itself isn't necessarily the most stimulating thing to listen to, but frankly we've been doing it from the beginning.

As far as bringing the stupid with us from the Lars, I'm not sure how to address that. I can only say we take each episode as it comes, and go with the mood we have when we start recording, and hopefully it's not so stupid as to drive away listeners.

PalmerEldritch said...

ben, no matter what, you guys'll always have your number one fan.

/FOTC reference

FutureAlly said...

Shit happens, we're all very grateful that you all recorded the show again.

Thanks Dharmalars!

Tharmalars.

RRB said...

Well said Sir.

I'm speachless(or typeless)!! In the presents of your hallarity!

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, Bottom Live 2001: An Arse Odyssey sure sounds like a porno.

but with a cast like this, i'm glad it's not. :)

RRB said...

Ben was here he was actualy here I'm his Biggest fan, ohh my godd oh mygod
Really no offense ralph ben cracks me up..Plus PostApocaliptic Films I dig

Benjamin said...

rrb, it sounds like we have a lot in common. I love postapocalyptic films, and I crack myself up too.

Palmer, not sure I could handle a Mel of my own. Pretty sure it won't be an issue, but I'm going to keep my fingers crossed just in case.

JSP Safety Products said...

i crack myself up too - following my curry last night, i managed a continuous 20 second fart earlier in the toilets, and it took me about 5 minutes to stop laughing. I'm laughing about it now. Fucking hilarious.

RRB said...

I found the Tempest
Nope sorry wrong map/picture/theroy/?/location/...

PalmerEldritch said...

tim, i'm just glad you didnt hurt yourself doing that.

RRB said...

So Ben if your still in the area I heard a bad review the other day about "The Day After Tomorrow" Callin shit..I enjoyed it ..As all other films in it's genere.whats your take

PalmerEldritch said...

or anyone else for that matter.

"local man poisoned by office mate's flatulence. news at 11."

RRB said...

?' marks and spelling are over rated..

RRB said...

I'm sorta doin my first rewatch of said episode and just found a line interesting....Ben says the ones that came here arent are enimies? the one who sent them is ..I get the last part but the first? He's sayin Miles's an company are o.k.?

Jellymanianos said...

..still laughing...

FutureAlly said...

laughing so hard that you forgot to kablamo?

FutureAlly said...

Jellyman, awesome karaoke!

This one ranks in the top 2. Love the intro to the song, you did a terrific job!

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RRB said...

While I'm on this episode ...Another quote I havent heard much talk if any is Juliet sayin to Jack..Come on they base Jumped out of a Helicopter lets give them some credit..I always thought that a feat to be noticed... so thanks writers, for making a mention.

Stephanie said...

My co-workers are sick of me shoving my earbuds in their ears every weekend to hear people they don't know sing.

FutureAlly said...

lol, steph.

i've been selfish with the karaoke and have not shared it with anyone here. they already think i'm weird, i don't wanna add listening to karaoke as another weird thing.

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Jellymanianos said...

Cheers Ally, so what are you going to sing? And Steph, i know you've got some tunes stuck in your throat...

RRB said...

I hope we get some chick action!

PalmerEldritch said...

"oh god. i love this song! and i love it when amateurs sing it. but i hate baseball cards!"

/now with proper linkage

elias said...

Dharmalounge was well cheeks, man.

All the haters - wake up and smell the semen.

FutureAlly said...

i doubt that i'll be singing anything, tim. like i've said before, i don't care how horrendous i sound, but i don't think i could bring myself to record it.

maybe next time i'm drunk and near a karaoke bar, i'll record that and submit it for everyone to hear. LOL.

FutureAlly said...

"All the haters - wake up and smell the semen."

well no one's gonna top that.

except maybe jellyman and his bathroom visits.

Ralph- said...

plowshares theatre co. blog said...
"Ben and Ralph:
You guys have always been a less formal podcast, to be tactful. However, since you guys came back in February you brought the stupidness with you from The Lars. Since LOST returned the best part of your show has been Seattle Jimmy. The last straw was the lazy how after The Other Woman. Clean it up guys. I don't care if you lost the show due to negligence, just redo it and quit whining. Try to be a bit more professional. Thanks."

for real? are you really coming here to complain about a show that is on the internet?

Professional? Really? have you heard our show before?

Stupidness from the Lars? Um, we brought the stupidness from the Dharmalars TO the Lars in the first place. Have you heard our show before?

It's funny, because NONE of the dharmalars wanted to re-record The Other Woman. We had an hour long conversation that we didn't want to talk about ALL OVER again. But we all realized that we should put something up. If you check the tape this has happened before. I am glad that you "don't care if you lost the show due to negligence", cause we actually lost the show due to a Garage Band malfunction.

I am pretty sure the reason we explained the Garage Band fuck up at the beginning because we didnt want to pass this off as a "Real" episode.

I guess we should have just not posted an episode at all...

FutureAlly said...

... and there it goes again.

one ruins it for the rest of us, i hope you're happy complainer guy!

thanks for re-recording, ralph. some of us do appreciate it.

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph, dont let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch. it may be an Osmonds song but dont let one poster get you in a bad mood. the vast majority of dharmalars listeners listen because they enjoy the dharmalars.

ALL.NIGHT.LONG!

MB said...

Ralph - thank you for the episode!

I realized after reading Chris's earlier comment that my rant made it sound like I thought no one should have a negative opinion - not at all, my apologies.
I just think that it is innappropriate to take the time and energy to come to the blog in order to give unconstructive criticism to people who are NOT doing this for money.


So - I myself have been negative enough now, thus it is obviously time for

BOOBIES (semi-safe for work)

Ralph- said...

i was not looking for pats on the back for my post, i just was wondering where this guy was coming from. Our show has been pretty much the same since it's conception. Retarded and Lame. Why would you listen to our show when there are already several GOOD lost podcasts out there? I would rather this dude go praise the Transmission or Jay and Jack instead of slamming us.

Ben and I are doing the show for 2 reasons. 1) Because it is fun and 2) to get Scott and Steve back on the air!!

Ralph- said...

...BUT, i am happy that you all like the show. And MB, those are some pretty sweet boobs, but most likely fake.


I prefer my boobs real!

MB said...

Holy mammaries batman - lol

no need for airbags - that's handy

FutureAlly said...

oh sweet lord! how does she get around with those funbags?

ralph- the show is great, and don't you let anyone tell you otherwise. if people don't like it, they don't have to listen to it.

*one more pat for ralph... and ben... and producer ryan... oh and jimmy too*

t-dot kim said...

Holy smokes...you don't see that everyday

PalmerEldritch said...

kim, i'm pretty sure you could see those from up in your helicopter.

yowzahs. :\

Jordan from the 206 said...

Holy shit people. Dayum. I take a couple days off from the blog, only to return and find all of this mess. Geez. Some people need to chill the hell out.

First of all. Anon's or whoever that feels the need to complain. Seriously? It's a flippin' podcast. Something these dudes do for fun as a hobby. If you have valid criticisms that you think might help them out, have a bit of tact and present your opinion constructively.

I agree with Chris. Just because something is free, doesn't mean it is free from criticism. Especially on the internet. lol. But come on now. Unless you are just looking to get a rise out of somebody, there are much more respectful and decent ways to do so. You'll be more likely to hit on you're intended point as well. But again, it's just a podcast. Chill out.

Sorry for not really knowing what these complaints are about. I'm a bit behind on my lost podcasts. I've been so wrapped up in catching up with The Wire in time for the finale last night. Speaking of which, if you watched the show, here is a very interesting deep relection on the finale and the show itself. Extreme spoiler alert. Now that the show has come it's course, I just wanted to thank all the people who recommended this show to me. Seriously, one of my favorite television shows of ALL TIME. I cannot recommend it more.

Hey Chris. Was the film podcast you were referring to that Watching the Directions or Watching Theology podcast? Cuz if so, Steph told me about it too. And I HATED it!!! I almost threw my ipod out my car window once while listening. lol. But Stephanie has led me to many podcasts that I really liked. So I forgave her for it. :P

PalmerEldritch said...

saw this this morning and thought of you, jordan. didnt post it though... until now!!!

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PalmerEldritch said...

and, yes, i'd probably love the fuck out of The Wire if i watched it.

just thought it was an amusing addition to the list of stuff white people like (#38 Arrested Development!).

t-dot kim said...

Oh that Jordan...
...he's SOOO white :P

Jordan from the 206 said...

Nice Palmer.

Clicking on that link leads me to my red card/pet peeve of the day.

User comments underneath blog postings, website/newspaper articles.

No matter what the topic, what the point the writer is trying to make, how innocuous a story it may be. These open forums for all the loud mouth, overly opinionated hidden behind anonymity know it all's, only hammers home time and again just how obnoxious so much of the world is. Just how many sad, pathetic people there are out there. You can't read a newspaper article about anything these days without some politically obsessed person turning it into a right vs left argument. And nobody can post their opinion on a blog or op-ed piece without a bunch of holier than thou people taking them to task for daring to speak their mind. And even after all of that, you still have the schadenfreude crowd just itching to make snide snippy Daily Show wannabe one liners.

Everybody's a critic. Everyone bathing in a pool of 20/20 hindsight. I know, I know. I'm as opinionated as they come. And depending on how you are interpreting my comments, you may be calling me totally hypocritical. Maybe you're right on some level. But I feel there's a place and time and rules to how you handle your opinions. Regardless how opinionated they may be. This new world of user comments IMHO has given way too much power to way too many totally foolish people. People who do not deserve the forum for their thoughtless nonsense. People who do not deserve the ability to take out their frustrations on the world so easily. Yeah sure. There's a decent % of these comments that have merit and are done so with class and civility. But the others, even when in the minority overshadow and drown out the good. Just like many things in the world. A few bad apples can ruin the entire bunch. Whatever. I'm just thinking/complaining out loud. Pay no mind.

Jordan from the 206 said...

(exhale)

This is what I get for not posting too much of late. Getting it all out at once. I need my public forum to voice all of holier than thou thoughts on the world. ;0) lol.

Jordan from the 206 said...

And Kimb's just funning cuz she knows deep down that she is just as white as me. :P

Jordan from the 206 said...

Intersting commentary about SNL failing to properly spoof Barack Obama.

Jellymanianos said...

i have an extremely funny email that is very english, so any anglophiles or english people that want to see it, email me at timandhannah@gmail.com. I've already sent to people i know addresses of...

FutureAlly said...

"Getting it all out at once."

that's what she said.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Screw The Constant". This is what makes me cry.

For those not familiar with what is going on over here, this explains the story pretty good.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Dang. I am the king of the blogspot dead zones. lol.

Chris JC said...

I've read enough YouTube comment threads and IMDB forums to know that nobody should have internet access ever.

I'm acquainted to a certain degree with a man who wrote a book called Confession of a Chatroom Freak. In its simplest form, it's a bunch of real chat transcripts carried out by the author while pretending to be a woman (the only thing he would do to elicit responses is go into a chatroom with the username LoopyLisa21F and wait for private windows to pop up).

He would then spend his time trying to divert them away from what they wanted to discuss (guess) by piling on a cavalcade of bizarre incidents or anecdotes, often without any comment from the people chatting, who continued to go on about the sorts of things they wanted to talk about (again, guess).

Comedy venture though it was, he found himself invariably depressed - not least because it left him to imagine the kinds of people who might message his own daughters when they were online, but also it betrayed the simple truth about Internet masks which is this:

There's a lot said about how on the internet you can put on a facade, a mask, and say offensive things to all and sundry, but after having dealt with some truly reprehensible people, perverts and racists, he realised that actually the mask is not the face worn online, but in fact the face worn in everyday life and that what appears to be an internet facade is really the genuine opinions of these people. Knowing that they could be the same people you work with, or meet at restaurants, or serve or get served by in shops is ultimately incredibly depressing.

I'm not sure what brought that on - I will only say that I will not narrow down the film podcasts I was talking about, lest we land on the correct one.

Chris JC said...

KA-BLAMO!

108

FutureAlly said...

i feel like i don't write enough on here.

Chris JC said...

I feel I write too much on here - especially that massive one a couple of posts back.

FutureAlly said...

nice bOObies avatar, chris.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Same here Chris. Same here.

Ally, Don't let our ridiculous long winded nature get you down. Short and sweet usually makes the point much better anyway.

MB said...

"Short and sweet usually makes the point much better anyway"

TWSS :D

Jordan from the 206 said...

And even though I think Andrew is the only participating member of this blog who will probably be interested, here is another really in-depth review and analysis of the end of The Wire.

Alirio said...

I should be a weather man?

"I love lamp!"

Anyone read Ben or Ralph apologize for flaunting nice weather yet?

I didn't think so. I feel a cold front coming in...

Trevor McFur said...
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Trevor McFur said...

Wow, miss a day and you miss a lot...

Anyhoo, you may know that there's a little college basketball tournament starting in about a week and a half. I thought I'd kick things off early with the Official MYOKOM w/ SAS Hoops Tourney. Nothing on the line except bragging rights (although a little money could make it interesting.......), and usually with this thing the less you know the better (so all you wankers across the pond should join up too). The field won't be set until Sunday, and the games start a week from Thursday, so there's plenty of time to join ... don't worry, I'll send out irritating reminders on a daily basis.

Link: http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/

Group ID: 38329
Password: 4815162342

p.s. You do need a Yahoo! ID to join.

Trevor McFur said...

Jordan, you look to be the one person that caught my original message which linked to the wrong group ... the REAL group is the one listed here.

Alirio said...

Joined up an ready to go Trevor...

done and done!

Anonymous said...

How the hell can you complain about the Dharmalars?! WTF. Go listen to another podcast, you ignorant dolts. If I want a "professional recap" of the show, I can find it elsewhere. Ben and Ralph stand apart from most other LOST podcasts in the fact that they are a couple of HILARIOUS guys just chatting about this and that, with a focus on LOST.

Every episode of this show is pure gold. The very things I love about Ben and Ralph is their ability to bring in the great outside references, to chat about the random stuff (making Double Dribble sounds: awesome).

Guys - don't change a THING. Not that you should need anyone to tell you that, but the most important part of a podcast (in my opinion) is that you have fun doing it. If you have fun doing it, your listeners will have fun, assuming they appreciate the humor and if they "get it." If they don't get it, they never will, and making your show more "serious" won't help.

Just keep on doing what you do. You're funny as hell, and entertaining to listen to. My only complaint is that it's all over too quickly.

Chris JC said...

I tend to find that if I watched the episode, I don't need to hear a recap.

Couple that with the fact that if I haven't seen the episode yet, then I don't want to hear the podcast until I have, and you have my feelings on recaps.

I think they have no point.

Jellymanianos said...

Trev, a wanker here. What the hell have i just signed up for? And what the hell is a bracket?!

Chris JC said...

Ally, the b00bies avatar is more for the benefit of some of the other chaps on the forum - I don't quite get it myself.

That's why the original image is a little larger (leading to the blocky look from the auto resizing) - whereas I normally use a 64x64 picture so this doesn't happen.

In b00b terms on LOST, I often find very few people mentioning Emilie de Ravin, but I think she's worth an honourable mention.

Jellymanianos said...

yep - can go along with that Chris. Spotted Carol Vorderman on Countdown with some seemingly inflated b00b13s going on - thoughts?

RRB said...

Wow you put ALL these posts together and you get..War and Peace(although the peace part is a bit far off still it seems.... Annon.)
Any who I'm off to install a sump pump before my house floats way..Hope it does'nt take long it's almost beer o'clock..

Chris JC said...

I can't say I've noticed any increase in the Vorderman Volume.

I'll have to check it out.

She's still got it, though, has she not?

I'd give HER a vowel (etc).

Jellymanianos said...

Definitely, quite the transformation. I'd like to transpose her figures, etc...

Chris JC said...

I'd count her down

Chris JC said...

If she HAS had anything done, she's had a very quick change of heart:

CoundOOwn

Maybe it's a hormonal thing?

Trevor McFur said...

Jelly, it's a championship tournament for the college basketball championship. There's 64 teams involved; on Sunday, the teams will be picked and ranked, and then you pick the winners of each game. The right picks are worth more as the tournament goes on, and the person with the most points at the end wins. Once the teams are picked on Sunday, there should be a link that walks you right through how to make your picks.

Did you actually join Jelly? I don't see you listed.

Chris JC said...

Despite my recent positive comments about boobies, let it be known that I find this kind of thing totally indefensible.

Trevor McFur said...

My last posting was brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.

Trevor McFur said...

Chris, I appreciate your avatar.

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, claire (cuz i cant spell emilie de ravin) is indeed an under appreciated Lostie in the looks department as of late. poor girl! i guess maybe its cuz she never gets anything to do on the show.

or cuz she keeps saying "seabird," "charlie," and "baby" in an uber annoying way. :\

Trevor McFur said...

Maybe it's because she's squinting all the time. I also think that Claire is the only female regular that we haven't gotten to see in a bikini top.

RRB said...

How many Episodes do we have left 1 or 2 depending on which podcast your listening to it changes the "Offic." says 2 jay and jack say 1

RRB said...

Claire looks kinda funny this year is it the hair?

Trevor McFur said...

2 episodes left, then a 4 or 5 week break, then 5 more episodes.

PalmerEldritch said...

don't fly a kite in the UK

my favorite part of that article is this guy.



in lost related news, is frogurt ever gunna be on the show proper? c'mon, frogurt, claire's newly single. go out there and put the moves on her!

or frogurt could be having frozen yogurt related travels in time. maybe frogurt goes back in time and invents frozen yogurt?

RRB said...

Thanks Trevor someone should tell Jay so they don't miss an episode:)

RRB said...

Palmer I think he needs a new umbrela

Trevor McFur said...

I thought that Frogurt was gonna become a regular with how they introduced him in the mobisodes. Can't say that I'm interested in another comic relief character, though, so I'm happy if no more characters emerge from the background players.




/The frogurt is also cursed.
//But it comes with a free choice of toppings!

Dre from LA said...

"Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke." -- Broken Arrow

"Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f*** the prom queen." -- The Rock

"If I was Colombo ill Peter Falk her!" --Ralph

"YAY!" --Ben

"Ha ha HA"- Ryan

"Uhh... topics are meh..." -- Dre from LA

Ralph- said...

"Isn't it cool?!" - BROKEN ARROW!!

PalmerEldritch said...

boobs.

Benjamin said...

"Stop. Firing. At the nuclear weapon!" - Broken Arrow

"Carla was the prom queen." - The Rock

Guys, I told Harmonie about "The Columbo" and she asked if the goal was to shoot it in the lady's eye and try to make it wonky.

PalmerEldritch said...

ben, you've picked well. god bless her.

i'm glad that Peter Falk's sexual maneuvering is limited to his role as Columbo and that there's not a "Grandfather" named after his role in the Princess Bride or a "Ramos Clemente" from his famous Twilight Zone episode.

although, if you can come up a "Ramos Clemente," you get five points.

FutureAlly said...

ralph (or anyone else interested)-
are you ready for beauty and the geek? there's a new twist! and the contestants look interesting, as always.

Benjamin said...

Palmer, I'm sure I could try, but I don't remember his episode so I'd have to look it up, and then I feel it wouldn't be as sincere.

Tell you what, I'll come up with a new sex move called the Burgess Meredith. You keep trying to bang your lady all night, but stuff keeps interrupting. Then, finally, you get her alone and you're both ready to go. Then the condom breaks before you can attain sexuality, and you sit on the side of the bed and weep. "It's not fair! It's not fair! There was time now."

PalmerEldritch said...

heheheheheheheheheheh. at first i thought you were going with a Penguin reference.

i think "the Ramos Clemente" would be doing the nasty in front of a mirror in which you see visions of your central american communist revolutionary co-horts trying to kill you. once the deed is finished, you order their death.

/the mirror part 1 of 3

Trevor McFur said...

What about the William Shatner? That would be finally getting some action, but not being able to enjoy it because you think there's a Peeping Tom looking in on you. Bonus points if you're joining the Mile-High club at the time.

Stephanie said...

Suggestions being taken for the quiz I am supposed to prepare for TLI. Remember, Aimee has a mind like a steel trap. What have I got myself into?

thehickchick@gmail.com

Please help me.

Stephanie said...
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Chris JC said...

A Multi-Parter.

I know Rousseau isn't quite a series regular, but she isn't mentioned in the bOOb discussions either. However:

NSFW Furlan.

Palmer: that storm was a bit terrifying. As that story is from the Daily Mail website, I'm surprised it's not moaning about this storm coming over to our country from overseas and behaving like a meteorological hooligan, costing good honest British taxpayers a fortune.

"What's your name? MacFuck!?" - Withnail & I

PalmerEldritch said...

quiz, steph? say what?

FutureAlly said...

what kind of quiz steph? or is that what you're trying to come up with?

Chris JC said...

Yeah, Steph, if you have a theme we can suggest questions - via email obviously.

FutureAlly said...

i think steph just did a drive by post.

Stephanie said...

Any ideas. Anything. At all.

PalmerEldritch said...

we'll all be waiting eagerly for a quiz during the next podcast and instead we'll just get Steph saying "i fooled all you bitches!"

PalmerEldritch said...

so, there's some sort of quiz then. who's being quizzed? is it a LOST quiz? a LOST book club quiz? a quiz on 14th century Chinese pottery?

FutureAlly said...

somehow this quiz might come back and bite us in the ass. we'll end up being the ones questioned. LOL.

PalmerEldritch said...

"What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"

Chris JC said...

I dunno that!




WoooAAAAArggHHH!

Trevor McFur said...

The correct answer is .....

"African or European?"

FutureAlly said...

new thread, bitches!