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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by matedog » 24 Jun 2011, 12:31pm

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tepista wrote:
Wolter wrote: I spent a long time staring at Private Gladiator
I bet you did.
Gladiator? Glad he didn't!
- Frank DeCaro on The Daily Show many, many years ago
He had a few good bits on that. It's crazy that TDS has I think all of their archival material up there. I was trying to hunt down a "Public Excess" bit that was in the very early Stewart area where some comedian mocked public access television bits. There was one in particular where some fat woman was dancing and the comedian said "This is what your aunt would look like if she was a circus whore." I have occasionally used the term "circus whore" to great effect.

Oh and I gave up rather quickly as they had a ton of those "Public Excess" bits and I didn't care that much to go through it all.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2011, 12:37pm

matedog wrote:I was trying to hunt down a "Public Excess" bit that was in the very early Stewart area where some comedian mocked public access television bits. There was one in particular where some fat woman was dancing and the comedian said "This is what your aunt would look like if she was a circus whore." I have occasionally used the term "circus whore" to great effect.

Oh and I gave up rather quickly as they had a ton of those "Public Excess" bits and I didn't care that much to go through it all.
I don't recall those, but it sounds more like a Kilborn gag. Kilborn's TDS was often funny, but it had a certain mean-spirited "picking on the fucked up" that could be off-putting. Stewart turning the guns on the powerful and hypocritical made it so much more satisfying.
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Post by Wolter » 24 Jun 2011, 12:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
matedog wrote:I was trying to hunt down a "Public Excess" bit that was in the very early Stewart area where some comedian mocked public access television bits. There was one in particular where some fat woman was dancing and the comedian said "This is what your aunt would look like if she was a circus whore." I have occasionally used the term "circus whore" to great effect.

Oh and I gave up rather quickly as they had a ton of those "Public Excess" bits and I didn't care that much to go through it all.
I don't recall those, but it sounds more like a Kilborn gag. Kilborn's TDS was often funny, but it had a certain mean-spirited "picking on the fucked up" that could be off-putting. Stewart turning the guns on the powerful and hypocritical made it so much more satisfying.
I agree.

I actually was worried when Kilborn left. How hilarious that it ended up getting so much better.
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by matedog » 24 Jun 2011, 12:57pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
matedog wrote:I was trying to hunt down a "Public Excess" bit that was in the very early Stewart area where some comedian mocked public access television bits. There was one in particular where some fat woman was dancing and the comedian said "This is what your aunt would look like if she was a circus whore." I have occasionally used the term "circus whore" to great effect.

Oh and I gave up rather quickly as they had a ton of those "Public Excess" bits and I didn't care that much to go through it all.
I don't recall those, but it sounds more like a Kilborn gag. Kilborn's TDS was often funny, but it had a certain mean-spirited "picking on the fucked up" that could be off-putting. Stewart turning the guns on the powerful and hypocritical made it so much more satisfying.
I found the clip:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-j ... of-stories

It wasn't a very good segment in general and that Rich Brown guy wasn't worthwhile, but I did love that phrase "circus whore."

Jesus, I saw this bit once, twelve years ago. :meh:
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 24 Jun 2011, 1:02pm

matedog wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
matedog wrote:I was trying to hunt down a "Public Excess" bit that was in the very early Stewart area where some comedian mocked public access television bits. There was one in particular where some fat woman was dancing and the comedian said "This is what your aunt would look like if she was a circus whore." I have occasionally used the term "circus whore" to great effect.

Oh and I gave up rather quickly as they had a ton of those "Public Excess" bits and I didn't care that much to go through it all.
I don't recall those, but it sounds more like a Kilborn gag. Kilborn's TDS was often funny, but it had a certain mean-spirited "picking on the fucked up" that could be off-putting. Stewart turning the guns on the powerful and hypocritical made it so much more satisfying.
I found the clip:
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-j ... of-stories
Thank you, CRTC, for ensuring the unspoiled beauty of Canada's airwaves by denying me the viewing of a twelve year old clip. I despise that protectionism with a white-hot fury.
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by JennyB » 24 Jun 2011, 3:39pm

I used to love Frank DeCaro's Out at the Mvies. My favorite was for the movie Ever After, but it's not on YouTube. So here's the Gladiator one:
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Also, he's a pretty amusing person to follow on Twitter.
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Heston » 29 Jun 2011, 11:40am

So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Jun 2011, 11:53am

9/10. Two were guesses.
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Post by Olaf » 29 Jun 2011, 12:19pm

Anyone remember the puzzles thread?

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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Wolter » 29 Jun 2011, 12:20pm

EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS!
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Chuck Mangione » 29 Jun 2011, 4:04pm

The second picture wasn't needed. :shifty: :shifty: :shifty:

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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Wolter » 29 Jun 2011, 4:07pm

Chuck Mangione wrote:The second picture wasn't needed. :shifty: :shifty: :shifty:
:shifty:
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 29 Jun 2011, 4:24pm

Wolter wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:The second picture wasn't needed. :shifty: :shifty: :shifty:
:shifty:
:yuck:
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Chuck Mangione » 30 Jun 2011, 12:26am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:The second picture wasn't needed. :shifty: :shifty: :shifty:
:shifty:
:yuck:
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Re: Quiz Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 30 Jun 2011, 3:14am

Heston wrote:http://www.triviaplaza.com/1980-albums-quiz/

1980 Albums. I got 8/10.
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