Discount Deities

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Re: Discount Deities

Postby concupiscentcrustacean » 14 Feb 2011, 15:18

bahahaha! so good!

the music at the begining was perfect.

drawing on the board was good.

was pauls "robe" bulldog clipped at the end?

I was hoping that because they all had jackets hanging up behind them, tht they would wear them over their robes.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Gap Filler » 14 Feb 2011, 16:19

I believe we're forgetting the One True God: Hail Wharrgarbl!

...and that stinger is a fresh log on the Matt/James slash bonfire. Its nice to see Bill and Morgan on a LRR credits again.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Henrietta » 14 Feb 2011, 16:24

Graham wrote:We require additional secondary sources!


The State of Wisconsin Blue Book list of official state symbols.

Actually, Wisconsin doesn't have an officially recognized State Mythological Creature. But as a life-long resident of Wisconsin, I'd have to agree with Jim that if we did, the Hodag would be a much more likely candidate than the Wendigo.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby RytelCSF » 14 Feb 2011, 16:35

The fact that you had both Bill and Morgan around makes me wonder if there's a new cH in the pipeline...
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby milow » 14 Feb 2011, 17:13

I thoroughly enjoyed the acting. I'm a northerner (U.S.) so I can't accurately evaluate Graham's southern accent, but for a Canadian doing a stereotype, it was amusing. I think his hat might have been on backwards, but there wasn't enough light to be sure.
So many jokes and references. I laughed out loud a couple times, but I felt many things whooshing over my head.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Vigafre » 14 Feb 2011, 17:15

@Jim and Henrietta: What if there is a classification difference between "mythical creature" (Wendigo) and "folkloric animal" (Hodag)?


Edit: Also, Matt was totally reading the script for that line, wasn't he?
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Yaxley » 14 Feb 2011, 19:22

Master Gunner wrote:Graham's Texan seemed to falter occasionally, but it gave the right impression at least.

I like to think of "Frank" as a complete fraud anyway, so him not actually being from Texas totally works for me. Also, the "goats" line is far funnier when the accent drops.

By the way, Matt rocks this video. Hard. His delivery of "Fascinating!" may enter my personal lexicon.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Matt » 14 Feb 2011, 19:57

Vigafre wrote:Edit: Also, Matt was totally reading the script for that line, wasn't he?


Yes. I don't even need to ask what line you're talking about, because I already know. I wasn't memorizing that on such short notice.

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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Henrietta » 14 Feb 2011, 20:32

Vigafre wrote:@Jim and Henrietta: What if there is a classification difference between "mythical creature" (Wendigo) and "folkloric animal" (Hodag)?

"mythical creature" = "monster that only exists in stories"
"folkloric animal" = "monster that only exists in stories"
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Vigafre » 14 Feb 2011, 21:35

Matt wrote:Yes. I don't even need to ask what line you're talking about, because I already know. I wasn't memorizing that on such short notice.

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"folkloric animal" = "monster that only exists in stories"

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Re: Discount Deities

Postby milow » 14 Feb 2011, 22:12

The script reading seemed to be worked into the characters and scene fairly well. They weren't staring off camera somewhere distracting, and most importantly the flow of the humor didn't feel broken. Even if it did become somewhat noticeable on that line Matt had to deliver, I thought of it like the technical jargon in a sci-fi, medical, or crime drama. I always feel sympathy for the actors rattling off those things with such apparent ease.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Matt » 14 Feb 2011, 22:13

The premise, of course, is that the paper we're looking at is a Deity list.

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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Splunge » 15 Feb 2011, 00:33

Was this filmed in the same room as The Writers Room?. It looks similar (could be in the same building, I suppose.) I find it amusing that we see the return of this set, with a religion themed sketch, and where Morgan barely contributes, being only a side character.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Dutch guy » 15 Feb 2011, 05:17

Liked the video, well done!

Only point of annoyance, 37 seconds!! of advertising before the video!? Every damn time !? That's just too much..
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Jon Lock » 15 Feb 2011, 05:56

Aw, man... this episode blew my mind. Certainly one of your best of recent weeks. A nice turn from Matt in particular. I agree about the 'mystique' line. His delivery is just perfect.

There has been a lot of talk about elder gods in the podcast lately. I perhaps should have seen this coming. Like the subtle Heaven's Gate reference as well. Cults. Such a rich vein of comedy gold.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby SilPho » 15 Feb 2011, 08:20

I reckon the delivery of "that line" makes more sense in context of reading from a document, seems a lot more realistic than memorising it.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Dr.Ninja » 15 Feb 2011, 09:12

As a Texas native, I have to say Graham's accent was way better then I hear from most people north of Virginia. It wasn't sickeningly overdone or anything even if it faltered occasionally.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Evil Jim » 15 Feb 2011, 11:51

Woah! Points to Graham for researching the Wendigo in Wisconsin. I was actually just joking! Tho' Henrietta is right, if we did have an actual, official mythological creature it most likely would be the Hodag.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby aeric90 » 15 Feb 2011, 12:03

Evil Jim wrote:Woah! Points to Graham for researching the Wendigo in Wisconsin. I was actually just joking! Tho' Henrietta is right, if we did have an actual, official mythological creature it most likely would be the Hodag.


We actually had a pretty severe Wendigo issue in Canada a couple of years ago where a bus passenger attacked, decapitated, and began eating another man mid bus ride. I don't know which issue inspired that mention.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Drinnik » 15 Feb 2011, 12:47

aeric90 wrote:
Evil Jim wrote:Woah! Points to Graham for researching the Wendigo in Wisconsin. I was actually just joking! Tho' Henrietta is right, if we did have an actual, official mythological creature it most likely would be the Hodag.


We actually had a pretty severe Wendigo issue in Canada a couple of years ago where a bus passenger attacked, decapitated, and began eating another man mid bus ride. I don't know which issue inspired that mention.


We had a similar issue in England. Except there was no decapitation.

Or attack.

Or cannibalism.

Or bus, for that matter.

It was an old lady eating a twix, on the tube. But she ate the hell out of that twix.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Master Gunner » 15 Feb 2011, 13:01

Dutch guy wrote:Only point of annoyance, 37 seconds!! of advertising before the video!? Every damn time !? That's just too much..


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Postby Evil Jim » 15 Feb 2011, 14:06

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Re: Discount Deities

Postby Yaxley » 15 Feb 2011, 15:51

So does a Pub Club membership, and it has the added benefit of not bringing the wrath of Kathleen down on you.
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Postby Master Gunner » 15 Feb 2011, 15:57

I went with pubclub, as it helps support LRR.
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Re: Discount Deities

Postby 2stepz » 15 Feb 2011, 20:28

I think it's a positive thing that my only complaint with this video is thus:

Even shoddy, fake "Western" salesmen have hats that actually fit. Watching Graham in that four-sizes-too-small cowboy hat made my head hurt.

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