The Incomparable

333: That`s How It Works: 2016 Year in Review

 

  the Intolerable number 333 January 2017 [TS]

  welcome back everybody to be [TS]

  uncomfortable [TS]

  we are happy new year everybody happy [TS]

  new year [TS]

  its twenty seventy year old bank we're [TS]

  we have put 15 2016 in the ground where [TS]

  it belongs [TS]

  but before we bury the body we're going [TS]

  to do something we do here on the [TS]

  incomparable which is look back at our [TS]

  favorite things from 2016 i am joined [TS]

  I'm Jason smell your host as I was for [TS]

  almost every episode in 2016 with i'm [TS]

  joined by my for most commonly heard [TS]

  panelists in 2016 and i'm going to [TS]

  introduce them to you now in the order [TS]

  in which they they rank on our top [TS]

  panelist list number one reigning [TS]

  champion with 26 appearances who could [TS]

  it be you know in 52 weeks half of the [TS]

  episodes soon he'll be the host its [TS]

  david jail or hello hello [TS]

  I don't want to spoil anything but but [TS]

  some of my favorite things [TS]

  raindrops on roses and whiskers on [TS]

  kittens [TS]

  ah Jin mhm just saying I kinda like the [TS]

  tails out kittens but ok oh they're [TS]

  they're cute they're like they're like 6 [TS]

  630 ok good [TS]

  yeah yeah they're in there they're next [TS]

  whiskers as their favorite thing about [TS]

  kittens oscar hammerstein yeah i'm also [TS]

  means man no Bertie and with 22 [TS]

  appearances Erica and sign [TS]

  hello hello you need to bump davidoff of [TS]

  some episodes is all that song was [TS]

  saying it's good to have a goal for 2017 [TS]

  so you take him down a peg 26 is too [TS]

  many anyway it's fine and number three [TS]

  with 18 appearances Monty Ashley hello [TS]

  hello [TS]

  and number four is that if I've already [TS]

  talked to budget corrupting other [TS]

  people's introduction I thought we would [TS]

  do in my own stick during my day hasn't [TS]

  I submit to do and number four with 16 [TS]

  appearances Steve lot number for man [TS]

  that's embarrassing [TS]

  i sat down to prepare for this episode a [TS]

  couple of weeks back the way i usually [TS]

  do which is I download all of our [TS]

  episodes and I kind of start going [TS]

  through them in the car at at high [TS]

  speeds is the current high speed or the [TS]

  or the party was just going to 18 the [TS]

  Congo 15 in the car but the podcast is [TS]

  it three times okay okay gonna say [TS]

  counters that cancel each other out and [TS]

  find the part that's better if I'm in [TS]

  terror for my life [TS]

  yes I looked at that total and I said [TS]

  this is gonna be over in no time and [TS]

  then I noticed that there were low [TS]

  definitions and other games shows and [TS]

  timely kills and I said oh crap [TS]

  so if you count other episodes my total [TS]

  is not quite so embarrassing i prepared [TS]

  for this the same way I always do which [TS]

  is starting out the year by taking notes [TS]

  as I'm listening to the podcast and then [TS]

  very swiftly forward to getting to do [TS]

  that [TS]

  uh let's see I got through who episode [TS]

  292 which I don't have a pretty good at [TS]

  was that's 11 episodes in yeah that's [TS]

  better than I did [TS]

  alright well that's good I guess what [TS]

  you weeks in makeup make a new year's [TS]

  resolution to dethrone him try to make [TS]

  it 2-2 March that's worked out so well [TS]

  the last three years I would like to [TS]

  thank some of our panelists who didn't [TS]

  make it tonight who are also in our in [TS]

  our hearts our top list no don't think [TS]

  them they're not here screw them [TS]

  yeah winters bunch of them you can [TS]

  acknowledge them but don't think that no [TS]

  thanks to John siracusa to Dan Morgan to [TS]

  lean sims Tony sindelar definitely no [TS]

  thanks just Scott McNulty technology oh [TS]

  god he could be here for all we know [TS]

  because he wouldn't say anything [TS]

  Lisa Schmeisser no no thanks Glenn [TS]

  fleischmann definitely not a little bit [TS]

  of thanks not a whit no thanks Joe steel [TS]

  brian hamilton Shannon sudderth and chip [TS]

  sudderth Anthony johnston and andy and [TS]

  not kono thanks to them or anyone else [TS]

  of our many panelist this year [TS]

  no thanks or the listeners and that's it [TS]

  so here's what we're going to do as we [TS]

  always do in these new years episode [TS]

  we're going to talk first about some [TS]

  stuff that we liked this year just to to [TS]

  have some kind of positivity of like [TS]

  stuff we liked out the world meet [TS]

  the stuff we consume that we liked just [TS]

  to make a little list and maybe it'll be [TS]

  stuff you haven't heard of or you can [TS]

  you can check it out and then we'll [TS]

  we'll talk about ourselves after that so [TS]

  we're going to start by by praising [TS]

  others before we turn around and strain [TS]

  our shoulder a little bit and pat [TS]

  ourselves on the back with favorites and [TS]

  I do have some some know that eclipse [TS]

  there there will be clips who I love [TS]

  Clips I have some notes from listeners [TS]

  as well and a couple of listeners sent [TS]

  in their clips and those are my favorite [TS]

  people in the world and and we'll hear [TS]

  from them in a little bit and after us [TS]

  right Jason [TS]

  ye-yes after you sure but not the others [TS]

  not the of them so let's talk about [TS]

  favorite things in the world first David [TS]

  lure you have some favorite stuff of [TS]

  movies TV books whatever that you'd like [TS]

  to talk about [TS]

  I do have some favorite whatever i have [TS]

  been enjoying the third collection of [TS]

  bandit comics from dark horse comics by [TS]

  Paul Tobin and kala Coover bandit is a [TS]

  sheet and I don't know that she's a [TS]

  super her but she's a masked cat burglar [TS]

  in Paris and her adventures are [TS]

  delightful and if if you listen to radio [TS]

  theatre you will pick this up and go oh [TS]

  dear god no wonder he loves it so the [TS]

  third book just came out in October the [TS]

  first two are sitting happily on my [TS]

  shelf of things i love also the black [TS]

  beetle by francisco franco mila also a [TS]

  masked superhero of sorts a very good [TS]

  story it's it's it's been out before but [TS]

  i just i finally got it this year and [TS]

  I've been doing a lot of nonfiction [TS]

  reading because i'm busy writing fiction [TS]

  so i've been reading spqr by Mary beard [TS]

  which is a really engaging history of [TS]

  the Roman Empire you you wouldn't think [TS]

  gee I really need to sit down and read a [TS]

  book about the roman empire but you'd be [TS]

  wrong because this is a really good one [TS]

  and wonderland by steven johnson [TS]

  who he did a PBS show last year called [TS]

  how we got to now and wonderland is [TS]

  follow-up to this it's it's sort of an [TS]

  interesting look at how the technologies [TS]

  and everything everything that has [TS]

  basically benefited humanity started out [TS]

  as innovations for playthings and [TS]

  diversions and entertainment and then [TS]

  someone said hey you know we could [TS]

  actually use that to do something useful [TS]

  so it's kind of an interesting in [TS]

  version of things because you know you [TS]

  think Oh the car was invented and did [TS]

  this and you don't look at what led to [TS]

  the car and and his thesis is that [TS]

  playthings really influenced a lot of [TS]

  this stuff which is kind of wild on the [TS]

  fiction side my favorite novel of the [TS]

  year so far is Moonglow by michael [TS]

  chabon which is sort of a fictional [TS]

  memoir because it's about a writer named [TS]

  michael chabon and talking about his [TS]

  grandfather and a somewhat true details [TS]

  and somewhat very not true details and [TS]

  it's an interesting blend and it's not [TS]

  you're not sitting there trying to piece [TS]

  together or what's real and what's not [TS]

  you know what really happened to him but [TS]

  it's it's really engaging if you if you [TS]

  liked Kavalier and clay and Wonder Boys [TS]

  and the yiddish policemen's union and I [TS]

  think you'll get a kick out of this it's [TS]

  it's a lot of fun and there are pockets [TS]

  yeah okay so you know your rockets in [TS]

  terms of things I just enjoyed doing [TS]

  this year I got to go to the concert [TS]

  against humanity up in indianapolis from [TS]

  our friends at cards against humanity [TS]

  which was way longer than anyone [TS]

  expected and it was quite delightful and [TS]

  I went to the Austin television festival [TS]

  where I got to meet heavier griot Mars [TS]

  wash of lost in the middle man and got [TS]

  to hang out with tom fontana from [TS]

  homicide and sink elsewhere who i met [TS]

  long ago and got to meet voices tree on [TS]

  in person and Tim Goodman in person [TS]

  which was great fun and and [TS]

  probably i mean the whole thing was [TS]

  wonderful but one of the most special [TS]

  moments was just actually getting to [TS]

  meet Norman Lear and say thank you for [TS]

  influencing a huge amount of my [TS]

  childhood and he was very gracious and [TS]

  he outlasted this all that was like 1am [TS]

  in the morning and we all went home and [TS]

  he was still partying at the bar so go [TS]

  Norman attaboy Norman knows there's my [TS]

  year of none things things that I didn't [TS]

  read or watch for the show [TS]

  yeah that's just like all the other [TS]

  stuff that works alright [TS]

  Erica what a what things did you like [TS]

  this year I quite enjoyed the Doctor Who [TS]

  spin-off class which isn't actually [TS]

  available on a BBC america yet so sorry [TS]

  us listeners but you've got to look [TS]

  forward to next spring sometime i like [TS]

  that i finished the three watch that [TS]

  Stephen and I were doing for gilmore [TS]

  girls because we wanted to be ready for [TS]

  the new movies which sadly we've only [TS]

  watched one of the four new movies yet [TS]

  but it was still fun to get all the way [TS]

  through and determined that season 7 was [TS]

  not as bad as I remember it being [TS]

  watching in real-time i highly recommend [TS]

  marathoning it works better that way [TS]

  I've still been very slowly catching up [TS]

  on flash and arrow [TS]

  I'm still only the first season of the [TS]

  flash so gives you an idea of just how [TS]

  far I've gotten but i'm still chugging [TS]

  along very slowly and just at the end of [TS]

  2016 i discovered a show called the [TS]

  younger which I completely fell in love [TS]

  with one day before they took it away [TS]

  and made it not playable anymore online [TS]

  but I've managed to see like I don't [TS]

  know quite a few episodes in that one [TS]

  day that I had and I'm probably just [TS]

  gonna buy it on Amazon because i really [TS]

  wanna watch it so check that out if you [TS]

  are if you like a it is a half-hour [TS]

  comedy about a woman played by Sutton [TS]

  Foster whom I love who pretends to be 26 [TS]

  to get a job in advertising because she [TS]

  had taken time off to have a child and [TS]

  raise a child and she's actually 40 and [TS]

  it sounds like kind of a ridiculous and [TS]

  stupid Jackie premise but they treat it [TS]

  very well it's it's very well done so [TS]

  it's awesome [TS]

  it was the year of no Doctor Who if your [TS]

  doctor who fan a because there was no [TS]

  doctor who this year I it was fun to see [TS]

  what we can come up with to talk about [TS]

  on Verity we did very much sort of [TS]

  stretched are stretched our seem to its [TS]

  limits and then it also i think aloud [TS]

  more time for lazy doctor who for [TS]

  Stephen and I to do our other [TS]

  incomparable network podcast and we we [TS]

  tracked through quite a bit and I'm [TS]

  pretty proud of the pace we're going at [TS]

  this point it abs and flows but you know [TS]

  eventually we'll we'll get through it a [TS]

  really cool thing to be able to do is go [TS]

  to the now hear this festival and see [TS]

  what you guys in person with something [TS]

  that I think does not happen often [TS]

  enough so that was that was wonderful [TS]

  plus getting to see other podcast live [TS]

  and in two hours live that was that was [TS]

  very cool another in person thing was [TS]

  actually getting to meet colleen sims in [TS]

  person i took a family vacation to [TS]

  sonoma Arizona earlier this year and was [TS]

  able to arrange a meet up with her and [TS]

  Justin so Stephen and I got to meet in [TS]

  person and it was it was just great [TS]

  I didn't do a whole lot of reading [TS]

  actually i think most of the reading [TS]

  that I did was for episode 301 of the [TS]

  incomparable all the best words [TS]

  yep but it worked out great because so [TS]

  many of those books were once that I [TS]

  either liked a lot or positively adored [TS]

  so even though I didn't get to read a [TS]

  lot of other things my podcast reading [TS]

  was at least for that episode top top [TS]

  notch and then of course the other [TS]

  reading that I do consistently is for [TS]

  uncanny magazine which I think has had [TS]

  just a kind of a banner year as far as [TS]

  his stories that i have been passionate [TS]

  about and I still gotten to read the [TS]

  store some of the stories for the [TS]

  uncanny magazine podcast which is always [TS]

  wonderful and that led to probably the [TS]

  coolest thing that happened to me this [TS]

  year which was winning a hugo award [TS]

  everyone in that doesn't quite seem real [TS]

  yeah that was that was a very strange [TS]

  thing and then also you know some [TS]

  particle words also for uncanny and [TS]

  charity and the uncomfortable so [TS]

  yea even among share URL i'll send it to [TS]

  you [TS]

  ok that's ok we still need to find room [TS]

  for it get 660 that's Rob hang at the [TS]

  very last thing on my list is more of a [TS]

  sort of a real-world thing and that is I [TS]

  got a job this this last year in 2016 [TS]

  and it is kind of my dream job [TS]

  I'm a writer for the government in a [TS]

  unit that I'm actually passionate about [TS]

  what I'm writing about so it's it's been [TS]

  fantastic and I actually work with [TS]

  really good dedicated civil service [TS]

  which is just a it's a wonderful [TS]

  experience in between that and you know [TS]

  starting a small business with Stephen [TS]

  to produce podcasts on the side has been [TS]

  kind of a the beginning of the year was [TS]

  kind of rocky financially but at the end [TS]

  of the year everything seems to have [TS]

  smooth out so well 2016 was was crap on [TS]

  a lot of fronts it finished strong and [TS]

  in a couple of ways for me so I'm [TS]

  alright nice [TS]

  I i should say going lego shopping in [TS]

  anaheim with you and Stephen was also [TS]

  one of my favorite things this is david [TS]

  i was gonna say I noticed you mentioned [TS]

  the ATX festival and the concert against [TS]

  humanity but didn't mention it's all [TS]

  getting together an area that was saving [TS]

  that for my favorite episode [TS]

  ok alright yeah [TS]

  now see because it doesn't mind my [TS]

  outside the podcast I'm why don't why [TS]

  don't you love us now it's a holiday [TS]

  special yeah only 26 episodes this year [TS]

  he must be disgusted yeah i mean i can't [TS]

  i can't take it I can't take all right [TS]

  let's move on to monty monty my favorite [TS]

  comic book that i discovered this year [TS]

  is called the unbelievable go in pool [TS]

  which is extremely silly [TS]

  let me explain the premise really quick [TS]

  if people haven't heard of this [TS]

  character she's actually a brand new [TS]

  Marvel character invented in 2016 and [TS]

  has her own comic book she started as a [TS]

  joke there was the amazing spider Gwen [TS]

  which was a version of when Stacy that [TS]

  had been bitten by a radioactive spider [TS]

  and then one month they had a whole [TS]

  bunch of other hypothetical Gwen's like [TS]

  the Gwen ventures and there was a joke [TS]

  on a Dead Pool cover about Gwen pool [TS]

  everybody liked the costume so they [TS]

  reconfigure the costume into this [TS]

  character who is not Gwen Stacy her name [TS]

  is Gwen pool pol ii and she appears to [TS]

  have been put into the marvel universe [TS]

  from our universe [TS]

  whoa she has no powers at all except [TS]

  that she's read a bunch of marvel comics [TS]

  so she knows everybody's secret [TS]

  identities and she knows all the troops [TS]

  so the first thing she does is get [TS]

  herself a costume because if you have a [TS]

  costume you're a main character and are [TS]

  less likely to get randomly killed in [TS]

  the background [TS]

  I love this idea and I'm ordering this [TS]

  right now is amazing [TS]

  there is a collection called a the [TS]

  unbelievable when pool believe it [TS]

  the first thing she does is start [TS]

  blowing stuff up because whatever it's a [TS]

  comic book you people die all the time [TS]

  it doesn't matter but she kind of [TS]

  discovered that's not true and it she is [TS]

  forced to take the universities in more [TS]

  seriously but not entirely seriously [TS]

  because she knows that for instance [TS]

  howard the duck is around and how dumb [TS]

  that that's a good for instance it's [TS]

  super meta she gets to make jokes to mow [TS]

  docs face and hang out with Batroc the [TS]

  leaper and i'm really enjoying it [TS]

  the other books that i read that i [TS]

  really enjoyed this year one was the [TS]

  union of the state which is an oral [TS]

  history of the comic are the sketch [TS]

  comedy group the state who you might [TS]

  remember from having a show on MTV in [TS]

  the nineteen nineties oh yeah there were [TS]

  11 guys and well there are ten guys and [TS]

  one woman in the state and they kind of [TS]

  taken over the comedic landscape that [TS]

  Tom Lennon and ben garant are all over [TS]

  the place [TS]

  david Wayne is all over the place can [TS]

  Marino's all over the place and this is [TS]

  a really good oral history in which all [TS]

  11 people share their memories the [TS]

  network people they were arguing with [TS]

  share their memories [TS]

  it's a super thick book and I went [TS]

  through it in a day and if you like the [TS]

  kind of comedy that has the earmarks of [TS]

  the state this book about how 11 guys [TS]

  from nyu somehow got a TV show on MTV [TS]

  and then lost it and kind of ruin their [TS]

  careers until later when they came back [TS]

  is super fun third book i'm going to [TS]

  mention keeping the nerd theme is the [TS]

  Caped Crusader by glenn weldon closes of [TS]

  course one of the panelists on the [TS]

  podcast pop-culture happy hour from NPR [TS]

  he knows everything about Batman and in [TS]

  this book he shares it with us [TS]

  that's all I'm gonna say about it either [TS]

  you want to read a cultural history [TS]

  about Batman or you don't [TS]

  I recommend that you do it is great i [TS]

  did it is the TV shows i really enjoyed [TS]

  bajillion dollar properties which is [TS]

  barely a TV show because it is on seeso [TS]

  a streaming app allowed i enjoyed it [TS]

  anyway it is executive-produced by cool [TS]

  appeal i sock who is on the airwolf [TS]

  podcast who charted the wife of Scott [TS]

  Aukerman of comedy bang bang [TS]

  it's produced by comedy bang bang [TS]

  productions and also common and Robert [TS]

  grant we just mentioned has been having [TS]

  been part of the state [TS]

  they also produce at midnight in a bunch [TS]

  of other stuff [TS]

  it's a mostly improvised show that's [TS]

  making fun of real estate shows and it's [TS]

  super funny [TS]

  there have been two seasons already in [TS]

  2016 each season is six episodes long it [TS]

  looks like they may have been shot in [TS]

  six days to but if you pay attention [TS]

  when they go to these lavish mansions [TS]

  that they have to sell three of per [TS]

  episode they you reuse certain mentions [TS]

  a lot and I think it's great to see [TS]

  oh now we're shooting from this angle [TS]

  and putting this captain on so it says [TS]

  no steam shower 19 Grotto's and stuff [TS]

  like that the other TV show i want to [TS]

  mention is also barely a TV show called [TS]

  window warriors and is on the game show [TS]

  network [TS]

  it was terrible but i really enjoyed it [TS]

  too competitive reality show about [TS]

  people who make shop display windows [TS]

  like for macy's like I just have to say [TS]

  that that sentence was maybe the most [TS]

  Monteith I stand by it somehow this [TS]

  terrible show had a [TS]

  hundred-thousand-dollar prize because [TS]

  some genius realized they can get the [TS]

  entire show under written by having it [TS]

  entirely be advertisements so there are [TS]

  two of like the eight episodes sponsored [TS]

  by macy's and they're designing macy's [TS]

  think we're watching people figure out [TS]

  how to advertise macy's to you [TS]

  and then there's a hot topic episode it [TS]

  I enjoyed that show partly for its [TS]

  audacity and pretending to be a [TS]

  television show but also its was [TS]

  interesting seeing people seeing the [TS]

  conflict some of the contestants had [TS]

  between making a window display that [TS]

  will please the eye and making a display [TS]

  that will sell the product there was one [TS]

  guy on the show i'm pretty sure was just [TS]

  a visual artist it doesn't actually work [TS]

  in advertising and I was gonna say my [TS]

  favorite movie of the year was probably [TS]

  Zootopia which is weird because the [TS]

  first time i watched utopia I got super [TS]

  bored didn't finish it the first time I [TS]

  watch it I was viewing it as a buddy cop [TS]

  movie and it seemed really by the [TS]

  numbers and boring the second time i [TS]

  watched it I realized it was a film noir [TS]

  and a love story and I really really [TS]

  liked at that time I think that's it [TS]

  alright and i hated everything else ok [TS]

  good okay except things that will bring [TS]

  up in the talking about our podcast [TS]

  section all right especially John [TS]

  siracusa dan morally in Sims Tony [TS]

  similar Scott McNulty etc all those guys [TS]

  they're not here to defend themselves [TS]

  Steve what are your favorite things [TS]

  nothing ok moving on let's move on now I [TS]

  actually did write some things down [TS]

  I so although it's not as extensive list [TS]

  this year for some reason I'm not sure [TS]

  why but I did like some things this year [TS]

  top thing on my list is the now hear [TS]

  this podcast festival well I look [TS]

  forward to for weeks and weeks and it [TS]

  did not disappoint the festival was the [TS]

  festival but given the opportunity to [TS]

  hang out with all of you find people and [TS]

  to finally meet colleen and Brian and to [TS]

  meet again Dan and Erica and Steven and [TS]

  the 50 other people that showed up from [TS]

  the example was that was great fun and I [TS]

  really enjoyed myself and the [TS]

  opportunity to meet the magic tavern [TS]

  people and a couple of the other folks [TS]

  Aaron Mackie from lure was really [TS]

  enjoyable and gave me a new appreciation [TS]

  for the podcast community which I didn't [TS]

  realize I was part of internal yeah i'm [TS]

  going to hear this and now it turns out [TS]

  i am so there you go [TS]

  things that were not podcast festivals [TS]

  many books this year I don't think [TS]

  unless it was going through my old [TS]

  Calvin and Hobbes collections just to [TS]

  soothe myself but movies wise best movie [TS]

  I saw this year was actually a movie [TS]

  from 2014 which buy new things standards [TS]

  is actually basically brand-new I best [TS]

  movie I saw here was the babadook which [TS]

  is a Australian I almost hesitate to [TS]

  call it a horror movie because it's [TS]

  really more of a psychological thriller [TS]

  although it is kind of a monster movie [TS]

  in a way but it is a wonderful film that [TS]

  i recommend to even non-horror people [TS]

  basically it's about a single mom who's [TS]

  husband actually died on the way to [TS]

  deliver their young son who is now I [TS]

  think seven or eight years old and he is [TS]

  kind of a handful he's probably [TS]

  somewhere on the spectrum and he keeps [TS]

  her awake night after night and he gets [TS]

  in a lot of trouble at school and she's [TS]

  basically kind of at her wits end and [TS]

  about to lose it anyway and then they [TS]

  run across a book one night I that just [TS]

  appeared from nowhere called the [TS]

  babadook which introduces this monster [TS]

  called the babadook who when you let him [TS]

  into your life he you'll wish you were [TS]

  dead and you can never get rid of him [TS]

  and her son freaks out and obsesses over [TS]

  it and soon enough sure enough the [TS]

  babadook turns up at the house it's I [TS]

  don't want to go into too much detail on [TS]

  it because it's a really complex and [TS]

  very a kind of subtle plot that's not [TS]

  entirely about the monster although yet [TS]

  you can kind of today determine for [TS]

  yourself how much the babadook is a real [TS]

  monster and how much it's something that [TS]

  is is more of a metaphor but it's really [TS]

  really good [TS]

  I consider probably one of the best [TS]

  horror movies I've seen in the last 10 [TS]

  years and maybe one of the best movies [TS]

  i've seen in that long just a solid film [TS]

  beautifully acted wonderfully directed [TS]

  very inventively filmed and I recommend [TS]

  it it's good stuff here like the sixth [TS]

  person to tell me how good that will be [TS]

  as I really need to see it I kind of [TS]

  just sort of [TS]

  randomly picked up after hearing a [TS]

  couple of people recommended i don't [TS]

  know it wasn't overly hyped to me so [TS]

  hopefully that won't impact you do much [TS]

  but I just sort of randomly turned it on [TS]

  because it i noticed it on netflix and [TS]

  it's still there by the way if you want [TS]

  to stream it and I was shocked at how [TS]

  good it was the people that had told me [TS]

  about it really undersold it so it's [TS]

  there's there's very little gore in it [TS]

  so if that's not your thing you know [TS]

  there you go [TS]

  although i know there are people out [TS]

  there for whom seeing animals put in [TS]

  peril is worse than seeing people [TS]

  eviscerated and if you're one of those [TS]

  there's a scene in this that will be [TS]

  very difficult for you so you should be [TS]

  prepared for that but it's not graphic [TS]

  so at least there's that [TS]

  anyway wonderful movie i will say that [TS]

  the babadook looks incredibly cool like [TS]

  the creature itself [TS]

  man i love that creature design it is a [TS]

  good design i also really enjoyed [TS]

  Zootopia like Monty I think that said I [TS]

  always root for disney animation because [TS]

  they've been having their lunch eaten by [TS]

  pixar for the last 10 years or so and [TS]

  every time a Disney film comes out I'm [TS]

  always like come on maybe this will be [TS]

  the one that's as good as Pixar and then [TS]

  oh no not quite sorry but you get closer [TS]

  and I think Zootopia finally did it [TS]

  they finally made a computer animated [TS]

  movie that I put on a level with Pixar [TS]

  it's I i really enjoyed the story I [TS]

  liked all the various threads that were [TS]

  going on throughout the plot [TS]

  I think it's a very effective commentary [TS]

  on racism and bullying and a variety of [TS]

  other things and it does that without [TS]

  being remotely on the nose which i think [TS]

  is a far more effective way to pass that [TS]

  message on to kids and hit him over the [TS]

  head and I really really enjoyed it I'd [TS]

  like to go back and watch it again soon [TS]

  it's got some transcendently stupid [TS]

  jokes too [TS]

  that's true too yeah it's funny as well [TS]

  and it does both without breaking a [TS]

  sweat [TS]

  let's see i play some games last year i [TS]

  think i was happy because i just [TS]

  finished fallout one this year finished [TS]

  fallout 2 so there's that [TS]

  well as good as fallout 1 it was too [TS]

  long and it was buggier and I have [TS]

  filled real difficulty with RPGs that [TS]

  your buggy because I never know if that [TS]

  guy died because I screwed up or because [TS]

  this the person who wrote the script to [TS]

  govern that character screwed up and so [TS]

  it was overall entertaining but it was [TS]

  too long and now I moved on to fallout 3 [TS]

  and I'm about 50 hours into that and [TS]

  I've barely scratched the surface and [TS]

  I'm loving every minute of it [TS]

  it is a basically as expected is [TS]

  basically elder scrolls in a [TS]

  post-apocalyptic universe with guns and [TS]

  mutants instead of swords and trolls and [TS]

  it is absolutely wonderful idea i love a [TS]

  game where I can just kind of randomly [TS]

  explore things and I feel like it i can [TS]

  drop into the subway tunnel that's [TS]

  totally not part of the main plot but [TS]

  there's a whole like a you know a group [TS]

  of people who think they're vampires [TS]

  living down there that you just sort of [TS]

  run across and you spend several hours [TS]

  just kind of talking to all of them and [TS]

  doing side quests for them and then you [TS]

  move on to something else and I don't [TS]

  find that very very compelling although [TS]

  it is in a min credible bear to get [TS]

  running on Windows 10 but i won't go [TS]

  into detail on that but that really [TS]

  needs to get their stuff together and [TS]

  come up with a patch to make it easier [TS]

  because it was a huge pain and actually [TS]

  i think i spent more time games wise on [TS]

  launch box this year than anything else [TS]

  which is basically a front-end for for [TS]

  all the emulators that you have laying [TS]

  around [TS]

  I've been into emulators for a long time [TS]

  playing on my old Atari and sega games [TS]

  and whatnot but something about I [TS]

  importing them all into into this [TS]

  front-end and downloading all of the box [TS]

  art and having all the boxes lined up [TS]

  the old seventies boxart that were you'd [TS]

  like the Atari box art from the [TS]

  seventies where I clearly somebody who [TS]

  smoked a whole lot of pot before they [TS]

  decided they were going to come up with [TS]

  the art for air-sea battle or basic math [TS]

  or whatever and something about just [TS]

  seeing all those boxes with their [TS]

  they're crazy seventies are all lined up [TS]

  side-by-side if you really wake ins the [TS]

  the kid in me who every time his mom [TS]

  dragged him to the mall i used to go [TS]

  running to that weird corner of sears [TS]

  where they inexplicably stocked atari [TS]

  games right next to the hardware just so [TS]

  I could stare longingly at the shelves [TS]

  and and dream of playing all those games [TS]

  and so I really enjoyed that I played a [TS]

  lot of old games and they kind of [TS]

  started an unofficial quest now to play [TS]

  every single console game made before [TS]

  say like 1995 for the PlayStation era [TS]

  i'm gone very far yet i'm in 1982 so [TS]

  that's so that was it [TS]

  alright get some stuff had some laughs [TS]

  shed some tears came out to the coast [TS]

  have a family laughs yeah sure but with [TS]

  a party david all right I've gotta have [TS]

  a few really quick [TS]

  my favorite movie of the year I've [TS]

  decided was arrival I really loved it i [TS]

  thought it was I thought it was great [TS]

  it made me I left the theater very very [TS]

  happy emotionally touched and kind of [TS]

  happy and sad and it did all the right [TS]

  things I i loved it a lot [TS]

  my top five TV shows of the year because [TS]

  i actually made a list any weirdo me I [TS]

  know game of thrones heard [TS]

  oh yeah i watch that to the worst great [TS]

  comedy I think I probably mentioned last [TS]

  year on FX [TS]

  yeah it's fantastic mr. robot season two [TS]

  I liked a lot the expanse and West world [TS]

  and so i'll mention all those also [TS]

  really liked Atlanta which I had at [TS]

  number 16 list with Donald Glover just [TS]

  really great books I the ones i wanted [TS]

  to call out i mean we we talked about [TS]

  the fifth season because it was a nebula [TS]

  nominee but NK jemisin and then the [TS]

  sequel to that on the obelisk gate and [TS]

  the their third book in the trilogy is [TS]

  coming out in 2017 i really love those [TS]

  books I think she's wonderful writer and [TS]

  the world building is pretty amazing [TS]

  and there are a few little things in it [TS]

  that you she does a very nice trick [TS]

  where there's things that you read his [TS]

  world building that are just kind of [TS]

  tossed off world-building details that [TS]

  turn out later not to be and i really [TS]

  love it when a writer can do that where [TS]

  you absorb this thing that they're [TS]

  telling you [TS]

  but you sort of take it as color and [TS]

  then like 300 pages later you're like oh [TS]

  that's important right [TS]

  I that's a great trick when you can do [TS]

  that and she did that mean in that [TS]

  setting up that world because you know [TS]

  it's just totally kind of foreign world [TS]

  and you make some assumptions and then [TS]

  she gets to say sometimes know that was [TS]

  the wrong assumption that you made [TS]

  they're so pretty good stuff and I'm [TS]

  looking for the third book and the other [TS]

  book that I really liked was uprooted by [TS]

  Naomi Novik I I liked it a lot it is and [TS]

  i was reading about it today and in [TS]

  trying to describe what it's about i [TS]

  realized there's a way you can describe [TS]

  it that makes it sound like the most [TS]

  boring road with fantasy book never it's [TS]

  like there's a girl in a village and it [TS]

  turns out she has a special magical [TS]

  talent and there's a wizard and the [TS]

  wizard takes her from the village and [TS]

  there's a there's a creature and its [TS]

  trying to destroy the world with its [TS]

  darkness and there's a prince and [TS]

  there's yeah it's not like that it's a [TS]

  bit but it's really good and I liked it [TS]

  a lot and the villains in that our [TS]

  bureaucracy politics and a monstrous [TS]

  tree that is trying to eat the world you [TS]

  know the usual as you do but i like i [TS]

  like that book a lot comics i just wish [TS]

  we didn't ask for city episode and I [TS]

  really got into reading Astro City thank [TS]

  you David for right yeah [TS]

  that stuff is so good so I'm still I'm [TS]

  still kind of reading through master [TS]

  city i really like the amazing [TS]

  spider-man this year as somebody who [TS]

  loves spider-man has for a very long [TS]

  time I feel like they really lost their [TS]

  way with that character and they did [TS]

  lots of things for several years that [TS]

  kind of made me not want to read [TS]

  spider-man comics and their latest [TS]

  iteration where is Peter Parker like is [TS]

  successful and he's got a big [TS]

  international conglomerate and [TS]

  scientists who work for him and [TS]

  spider-man is known to the world as [TS]

  Peter Parker's bodyguard and employee [TS]

  which is a and he actually hires another [TS]

  guy to be spider-man when he can't be so [TS]

  that he can be seen in the same place [TS]

  it's fun because he has gadgets and he [TS]

  has adventures and he's in china half [TS]

  the time and then he's back in the US [TS]

  and it's a lot of fun and light and [TS]

  interesting in a way that spider-man [TS]

  really hadn't been for i'd say like five [TS]

  years so I I've enjoyed this arc where [TS]

  Peter Parker is a you know a millionaire [TS]

  industrialist it's it's nice for Peter [TS]

  Parker to win some of the time it will [TS]

  all come crashing down of course because [TS]

  the spider-man but for now it's good and [TS]

  on Marvel unlimited i have been catching [TS]

  up on squirrel girl which is delightful [TS]

  and funny [TS]

  yeah and wacky and if people haven't [TS]

  been reading squirrel girl they [TS]

  shouldn't check it out we did that whole [TS]

  marvel unlimited draft and scroll down a [TS]

  lot of praise there but i want to [TS]

  mention it again so good [TS]

  alright so let's shift gears and talk [TS]

  about favorite things from the [TS]

  incomparable for the last year I i wanna [TS]

  first we're going to start with the [TS]

  listeners and then we'll move on to our [TS]

  our selections the listeners are here [TS]

  why do they get to go first because we [TS]

  love the listeners are because we love [TS]

  our listeners Steve they're always in [TS]

  fact if they're not listening [TS]

  there's no podcast if they're not [TS]

  listening we don't exist that's not true [TS]

  we would still be doing this stupid [TS]

  thing if nobody was it so totally deep [TS]

  me I did have a dimension from junk [TS]

  siracusa who told me to mentioned the [TS]

  alien episode because he got to [TS]

  rediscover the film and then apparently [TS]

  scared the bejesus out of his son by [TS]

  showing you all right here some here [TS]

  some letters with some some of these [TS]

  letter-writer sent clips which is the [TS]

  best thing [TS]

  those are the best listen you love those [TS]

  listen we don't break us because we did [TS]

  not do [TS]

  that yellow letters from listeners [TS]

  leopards we get them here is our first [TS]

  letter oh yeah you have a song for this [TS]

  one [TS]

  no no no I'm just singing but I don't [TS]

  have a swing on a letter song for this [TS]

  now [TS]

  alright well okay then here it is this [TS]

  is this is a letter from jeff last name [TS]

  withheld who says hello incomparable [TS]

  host my favorite moments from 2016 mr. [TS]

  Jeff involve a crossover source thanks [TS]

  to Jason John others i spent much of [TS]

  2015 catching up with dance to elliot [TS]

  and the house cat [TS]

  wow so imagine my delight when the [TS]

  flophouse podcast was repeatedly [TS]

  referenced across the network and i hope [TS]

  you enjoy a few of my favorites when [TS]

  somebody's gonna knock four times i'm [TS]

  not back to my readers that's how it [TS]

  works okay everybody ready [TS]

  that's how it works anyway that's how it [TS]

  works thank you to know haha oh hello [TS]

  alright those are the potential [TS]

  suggestions that autocomplete might have [TS]

  added onto my what if mr. Spock search [TS]

  term i'm really disappointed that meta [TS]

  dinosaur was not one of those but many [TS]

  dinosaurs this man that's gaga it'sit's [TS]

  um he's a good bad movie bad either of [TS]

  you kinda like Jason well brian i think [TS]

  it's a piece of shit [TS]

  if I may open up a fourth category [TS]

  should I just do as I traditionally [TS]

  doing which is walk us through the plot [TS]

  and let you stop me and tell me what you [TS]

  want to tell and then I tried to move on [TS]

  and then steve says what wait wait wait [TS]

  you missed something and then we back up [TS]

  and then we go forward we do that it's [TS]

  it's working also how it works that's [TS]

  how it works [TS]

  no haha I should we stop now hello hello [TS]

  and it's just you know I I feel like [TS]

  they could have had a dangerous space [TS]

  weapon or some other thing on a planet [TS]

  that was not literally [TS]

  what if the Death Star wasn't a planet [TS]

  instead of a space station and it bugs [TS]

  me [TS]

  not as much as seeing estar were one of [TS]

  us [TS]

  yeah I just what if anything thats what [TS]

  if any metal just started the more i [TS]

  think about gallant like I i like that [TS]

  actor and you mad about mad star mad [TS]

  about mad he's so mad about mad got that [TS]

  reference acknowledged keep on flopping [TS]

  in the new year Jeff last name withheld [TS]

  see I took me awhile to realize that was [TS]

  listener Jeff because you introduced him [TS]

  as Jeff last name withheld but now I [TS]

  understand it's across the room and [TS]

  listen I know right [TS]

  that'll be in next year's closer i just [TS]

  want to praise that by the way listeners [TS]

  this is how you get elevated to godhood [TS]

  make your own clip montage and send it [TS]

  in to me my fingers press buttons [TS]

  Zachary it's the best that's how it [TS]

  works [TS]

  that's how is work it's not that hard we [TS]

  repeat ourselves a lot we do this is [TS]

  true we do just take a ready themselves [TS]

  a lot of the hard part is choosing we do [TS]

  which wich times we repeat ourselves [TS]

  listener Kevin road in mr. Kevin and [TS]

  disappointed me by saying hi jason i had [TS]

  grand plans of extracting audio which I [TS]

  didn't oh but I took these no next when [TS]

  walking around listening to a comparable [TS]

  properties i think i ever gave a time [TS]

  stamp or direct overcast link in every [TS]

  case of some of my favorite moments okay [TS]

  well I can do some work and put this [TS]

  together no more than i did i miss many [TS]

  great moments because i was driving my [TS]

  car and in my selfishness didn't want to [TS]

  die [TS]

  yeah I am I get a little more to the [TS]

  podcast so here [TS]

  here are some here are some suggestions [TS]

  from listen Kevin in a total party kill [TS]

  71 strumming his piccolo in which carlos [TS]

  learns to stroma piccolo it is filthy [TS]

  and erotic right yeah yeah and wonderful [TS]

  and this actually earlier it's where [TS]

  where Scott initially makes the mistake [TS]

  of suggesting that a piccolo is an [TS]

  instrument community struggles yeah [TS]

  funny too yep one little mistake and it [TS]

  all goes horribly wrong [TS]

  it does that's when we're at our best [TS]

  when it's less we're asking my again [TS]

  when you can be super and it's like whoa [TS]

  there there's a lot of more pan in that [TS]

  thing you can get a what's new [TS]

  that's it with serious amount of managed [TS]

  in this episode you see an elven barred [TS]

  a shrooming a piccolo you strum a pickle [TS]

  leave with me doesn't make any noise but [TS]

  you can do it he's doing it she that's [TS]

  good because you don't never stole from [TS]

  my piccolo in public is kind of a [TS]

  classic powered well it's a phase ii and [TS]

  piccolo it's just see if he thinks the [TS]

  pic above it's just a guitar with one [TS]

  string becomes a nice guitar it's a [TS]

  pickle all obviously there are a number [TS]

  of open tables [TS]

  you don't need a restoration because of [TS]

  yeah because of the piccolo strumming [TS]

  and there anything else that you guys [TS]

  want to do [TS]

  yeah can I album art if you let me start [TS]

  from his pickle [TS]

  Wow roll christmas show you know as you [TS]

  know so you do a carlos don't know [TS]

  that's not cool man that's not cool [TS]

  don't don't do it bad [TS]

  it's a critical hit hi [TS]

  he says you you look like someone who [TS]

  would appreciate a good pickle I want to [TS]

  leave now we're ready i'm ready to help [TS]

  and he heads over his Piccolo and just [TS]

  let me let me show you how to strum it [TS]

  Carl anybody wants attention know how [TS]

  Carlos knows how to strum an elven [TS]

  Nicola my Carlos is gonna get better [TS]

  information that's good and yeah but [TS]

  also you like when it comes out and you [TS]

  might not be too happy about it [TS]

  oh god no oh man he just snapped me you [TS]

  can love it too [TS]

  can I uncomfortable gameshow 29 [TS]

  inconceivable when we learned that the [TS]

  acronym from Star Trek lcars stands for [TS]

  make something I think you might get one [TS]

  of the words right well that's what i [TS]

  was thinking like doesn't have to [TS]

  can we just make a powerful yeah totally [TS]

  i would love for you to make up their [TS]

  own acronyms you must [TS]

  let's start with life-form l always like [TS]

  for our laser laser calls music ah these [TS]

  cars are really sweet [TS]

  come on you you'd basically their cars [TS]

  yeah if you guys give me the laser cars [TS]

  are really sweet unfortunately for [TS]

  Michael but if you guys give me that you [TS]

  got a point you have a wall washer total [TS]

  party kill 73 two moles of the filer and [TS]

  a beetle place he says I like when Scott [TS]

  just made Dungeons and Dragons efficient [TS]

  by banning hairbrained schemes no more [TS]

  it's no longer Rita it's a ruin [TS]

  but it's also a camp for the house Sean [TS]

  guards and you guessed that they're [TS]

  probably 50 or so guards just camping [TS]

  out in the arena how we can take a let [TS]

  me ask a question and then this arena is [TS]

  kind of set down into the ground a [TS]

  little bit you cannot fill it with water [TS]

  your clothes we feel close the door [TS]

  web them close and then just what is [TS]

  that the question you're going to ask [TS]

  yes we like why bunch of the momentum a [TS]

  geyser question I've got this rope if [TS]

  you use your page had and tie rope class [TS]

  i hovered above the areata know you [TS]

  still cannot fill it with water we can [TS]

  convince them it's raining that we [TS]

  control the power of whether you walk [TS]

  past that because you thought out there [TS]

  there are way too many people there yes [TS]

  to handle and all of our hairbrained [TS]

  schemes will just get us killed so let [TS]

  us focus on the mission and go towards [TS]

  the cigarette and you you walk around [TS]

  the cigarette i'm just going to sit back [TS]

  and drink my beer and see what we do you [TS]

  know like relearning has never felt so [TS]

  good just arrived rain-shortened those [TS]

  episodes by like seventy percent but she [TS]

  isn't telling us and now you're going to [TS]

  go through the door which is not trapped [TS]

  ok what from the incomparable 300 the [TS]

  incomparable as people when Steve let's [TS]

  said oh I think spending hours and days [TS]

  and weeks of your life obsessing about [TS]

  every little detail of some sort of fan [TS]

  property yeah kind of a waste of time [TS]

  rocky there you go question the whole [TS]

  premise of this podcast Steve what's [TS]

  going on i was in the context of saying [TS]

  controversial things that we were and [TS]

  were forced to do that by a listener I [TS]

  didn't want to say that under normal [TS]

  conditions i would probably say that [TS]

  here's here's one from mr. dan who I [TS]

  should say is actually now panelist Dan [TS]

  because he was damn from Mara Twilight [TS]

  Zone episode panelist analyst can [TS]

  exactly right is breaking for my pattern [TS]

  i don't have an audio submission this [TS]

  time [TS]

  oh come on but here are some notes with [TS]

  timecode dan brought he brought the [TS]

  timecode about the incredible 2016 is [TS]

  gonna get demoted back to listeners [TS]

  well there's one here [TS]

  episode 2 81 from the 2015 recap show [TS]

  within which future Steve warrants [TS]

  president Steve about the dangers of [TS]

  chipotle what when did that happen [TS]

  PE were out of the room or you may have [TS]

  been only [TS]

  you need him soon and future play [TS]

  episode 27 Nausicaa always enjoyed [TS]

  professor syracuse are leading us [TS]

  through these great films this was no [TS]

  exception [TS]

  including this clip in which John notes [TS]

  that a key point of the film is that [TS]

  heroism is not manliness [TS]

  yes that's a favorite moment it's not a [TS]

  joke this movie emphasizes many many [TS]

  many times that heroism does not equal [TS]

  quote-unquote manliness right she [TS]

  doesn't kill the all that the job to be [TS]

  nice to save the person she resolves the [TS]

  conflict by calming leone down they [TS]

  don't hit you over the head with it but [TS]

  almost every conflict but it with her [TS]

  interaction in that conflict is to try [TS]

  to do something good which is the good [TS]

  guy i try to save people say people who [TS]

  might even be your enemy or whatever and [TS]

  to resolve conflicts she's always trying [TS]

  to de-escalate she was put in normal [TS]

  situations that she has to be the hero [TS]

  but she doesn't do the stereotypical [TS]

  physical dominance manly macho solution [TS]

  to these problems she is not a killing [TS]

  machine she's not even the world's best [TS]

  swordsman she can barely lift the sword [TS]

  that she uses an anger later in the [TS]

  movie and also from that episode when [TS]

  Erica saying the song from the movie [TS]

  na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yeah it's it's [TS]

  still in my head [TS]

  he also mentioned episode through and [TS]

  the spaceship draft including this clip [TS]

  we're John tries to conceal his delight [TS]

  when pill picking the Millennium Falcon [TS]

  and fails if you were to see this ship [TS]

  you may find yourself thinking what a [TS]

  piece of junk pressure maybe this one is [TS]

  garbage [TS]

  mmm saw me arrive in the ship you say [TS]

  you came here and that thing you're [TS]

  braver than I thought [TS]

  fast ship you've never heard of the [TS]

  Millennium Falcon the ship that made the [TS]

  Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs it's [TS]

  outrun Imperial starships not the local [TS]

  bulk cruisers mind you talking about the [TS]

  big Corellian ships now she may not look [TS]

  like much but she's got it where it [TS]

  counts kid the morning Falcon is my [TS]

  number one pick and i can't believe it [TS]

  wasn't already chosen and then later [TS]

  later in that episode John also stole [TS]

  chips pic and the best thing that [TS]

  happens in the draft is that people in [TS]

  general and chip in particular you get [TS]

  angry [TS]

  this is the gym [TS]

  cool of the Star League the gun star [TS]

  Starfighter yeah this was a very [TS]

  interesting design very good record [TS]

  how can you tell when Syracuse expressed [TS]

  his delight because I think he gets [TS]

  louder so dizzy I think that might be a [TS]

  UH listener panelist and also liked [TS]

  episode 3 20 are Frankenstein island [TS]

  specifically he wanted me to play this [TS]

  clip of me doing one of my many [TS]

  impressions of Jaco or no its beauty [TS]

  says you you you I have to take this to [TS]

  the the the house instead of and it's [TS]

  like instead of having it for dinner [TS]

  haha haha ah i just did that with live [TS]

  that wasn't even a clip i could do that [TS]

  I demand [TS]

  wow yeah that's only left because I'm [TS]

  not be happy when Jacko roles in today [TS]

  you cannot that dude and i will say [TS]

  having seen that live it's amazing other [TS]

  favorites from dan he loved a batman the [TS]

  animated series episode alien The [TS]

  Godfather the live draft and his least [TS]

  favorite moment was in a beer episode [TS]

  when we discussed the matter we put [TS]

  coconut porter he said it sounds [TS]

  delicious and i discovered it is not [TS]

  available anywhere near me and finally [TS]

  the biggest dream come true and [TS]

  reporters at the episode there are we [TS]

  find a better one episode 3 27 biggest [TS]

  dream came true even though i fell [TS]

  victim to the same listening more than [TS]

  talking trap so many others have getting [TS]

  invited to participate in the episode [TS]

  was great fun thank you for having me [TS]

  listener Dan Thank You mr. damn mr. [TS]

  panelist and listener dad / panels damn [TS]

  alright I've got a couple more Clips [TS]

  here so here we go hit this is I believe [TS]

  if I've done this right this is our [TS]

  friend listener in friend Ian there [TS]

  Jason and company now in McCann on here [TS]

  in the islands Lewis and Scotland [TS]

  another year has come on going on the [TS]

  incomparable has delivered as always [TS]

  delivered what had some fantastic [TS]

  episodes this year some of the stuff [TS]

  that springs to mind would be the david [TS]

  bailey episode the nebula nominees [TS]

  episode which sorted me out for my [TS]

  entire [TS]

  vacations reading thank you so much for [TS]

  that the BR episode was a lot of fun [TS]

  the monster supervillain draft also [TS]

  fantastic fun ongoing stuff as well like [TS]

  the game show episodes which are always [TS]

  just fantastic and total party kill [TS]

  phenomenal but this year if i was going [TS]

  to nail it down i would have to say that [TS]

  two episodes of rocket surgery in [TS]

  particular have cost me to go online Lou [TS]

  keep the original material that you are [TS]

  discussed i watch it and then waste more [TS]

  time real listening for class [TS]

  multivac mistakes were made the first of [TS]

  these would be episode 322 Frankenstein [TS]

  island in which you discuss the power [TS]

  the power the power of power and ours me [TS]

  right out of that summer I spent in [TS]

  southern california by our network it [TS]

  where do the ultimate cake can only [TS]

  really be one thing the kool Kat episode [TS]

  ah there he is there it is not picking a [TS]

  moment from the kool Kat episode is [TS]

  almost impossible as the entire thing is [TS]

  solid gold but as a sort of [TS]

  Representative clip [TS]

  here's my pick Philip Michaels [TS]

  sabotaging a rare incidents of Steve [TS]

  lots trying to be diplomatic and kind [TS]

  about particular I have no recollection [TS]

  of this i don't want to pick on which [TS]

  the boy he's just a kid he's a bully [TS]

  it's not his fault he got cast in this [TS]

  movie it's the fault of the [TS]

  quote-unquote casting director with the [TS]

  comma csa after his name which [TS]

  theoretically makes him a member of some [TS]

  sort of professional casting society now [TS]

  but which the bully strikes me as the [TS]

  kind of kid who would be so quickly [TS]

  bullied by every other child on the [TS]

  street including the weird mascot man [TS]

  i'm gonna i'm gonna fight you on this [TS]

  because i think it's the bully maybe the [TS]

  best character in this movie is [TS]

  wonderful don't get me wrong as i was [TS]

  asleep he has turned him he has turned [TS]

  to bully because when you're a doughy [TS]

  albino [TS]

  good hunting am i right [TS]

  yeah alright lets out there that was [TS]

  going to try to avoid saying but it's [TS]

  out there now you've got to use weapons [TS]

  and his weapons are his wits and his [TS]

  crew laughs yes [TS]

  delhi albino with a speech and pick up [TS]

  that's our foot shut up bonehead the [TS]

  bully ok t-bone it [TS]

  oh alright and I have one more clip from [TS]

  a listener and it is listener Taylor [TS]

  Oh Taylor yeah hello nerds this is [TS]

  listening to Taylor here and my favorite [TS]

  moment from the incomparable this year [TS]

  was every time anybody said dare he is [TS]

  in reference to ya mother if Jason could [TS]

  combine a supercut of everyone saying [TS]

  there he is right here [TS]

  yeah Jason do that nope haha yeah he is [TS]

  oh yeah here he is there anybody there [TS]

  make lemonade [TS]

  do you want to know what vivica did i do [TS]

  not yeah he ok time for us to talk about [TS]

  our favorite our own favorite things now [TS]

  that we've gotten the those listeners [TS]

  out of the way who sent those clips and [TS]

  things like very nice helpful people [TS]

  that they were of those listening [TS]

  David would you like to tell us your [TS]

  favorite and comfortable things beer [TS]

  sure i also have some favorite rocket [TS]

  surgery episodes I I highly enjoyed GOG [TS]

  rocket science is such members got [TS]

  frightening it and the and then kool Kat [TS]

  kool Kat would be my favorite episode [TS]

  that I was not on this year [TS]

  why do I was going to be on it and i [TS]

  watch the damn thing three times so [TS]

  nobody to blame but yourself for that [TS]

  you ended up ahead [TS]

  yeah really i love finally getting to [TS]

  talk Astro City because i think i think [TS]

  that was one of the very first things [TS]

  they suggested yeah [TS]

  way way back it was on my list somewhere [TS]

  in four years takes three or four years [TS]

  you know and also finally talking about [TS]

  twilight zone [TS]

  is that I love those two I enjoyed the [TS]

  star wars travesties draft and maybe my [TS]

  favorite episode of the year was the [TS]

  Anaheim doing the the live episode now [TS]

  hear this and partly to have an audience [TS]

  and partly to have a ridiculously [TS]

  wonderful topic and partly just to hang [TS]

  out with you guys for three days that [TS]

  was utterly delightful between that and [TS]

  and hanging out in Anaheim it's been a [TS]

  good year [TS]

  Erica what about you you have some [TS]

  favorite incomparable things i do so so [TS]

  the first part of my list is is from [TS]

  those those glorious few weeks where I [TS]

  was actually good job and yeah and I I [TS]

  don't have clips but I think I have time [TS]

  codes for at least most of them to high [TS]

  200 huh yep so I don't even have episode [TS]

  numbers for some of these moved here but [TS]

  the the first one is the clip show [TS]

  I'm oh good that's where it's always [TS]

  good yeah reference like you do [TS]

  what's what's about to happen here [TS]

  there's there was one where there is a [TS]

  funny exchange between Steve and Glenn [TS]

  which that's not possible which I [TS]

  thought was sort of the perfect [TS]

  encapsulation of Glenn's participation [TS]

  to participation on the podcast let's [TS]

  see just a few more episodes to film on [TS]

  somerset you're one to talk led I don't [TS]

  want a dog and then there was also a [TS]

  moment to where I actually admitted that [TS]

  I quite like wat Oh from episode one of [TS]

  the Phantom Menace but then then I also [TS]

  said I know he's awful but I love him [TS]

  anyway I love a lot of awful people from [TS]

  haha the title this episode you know you [TS]

  done i was gonna say I'm here aren't I [TS]

  but I think that's just too small [TS]

  no I i I'll allow it hey who you calling [TS]

  awful i also liked an episode 2 92 which [TS]

  was called I have an appointment with a [TS]

  fully ambassador which was about bad new [TS]

  star trek we're near the beginning of [TS]

  the project podcast brianna is on inch [TS]

  she just comes clean right off the bat [TS]

  eh i feel like i have a history of [TS]

  having positive things to say but [TS]

  mountings that many geeks don't like I [TS]

  am blank this week I got nothing for [TS]

  that will help me and bri doesn't have [TS]

  anything there is a very bad it's over [TS]

  that was just like I am ready to dig [TS]

  into this episode now that was a great [TS]

  moment [TS]

  yeah that was good i was i I was pretty [TS]

  cool with those selections I gotta say [TS]

  we all had to watch nemesis that still [TS]

  is tough it was tough [TS]

  good let's see and then later in that [TS]

  episode there was a moment where Jason [TS]

  was describing how Picard talking to his [TS]

  clone should be good and dan just starts [TS]

  shouting and the idea that you have [TS]

  scenes work regarding his clone are [TS]

  doing like hello I'm just like you it [TS]

  sounds like those students would be good [TS]

  right so boring it's so boring why is [TS]

  this boring i can't figure it out it [TS]

  should be good but it's boring you know [TS]

  you don't get yelling damn quite as [TS]

  often as I would like to feel like we [TS]

  are bad things episodes because I I [TS]

  appreciate yelling dan yelling dan is [TS]

  utterly like from as it is my want i [TS]

  scanned through the episode titles and [TS]

  made a quick list of some of the other [TS]

  ones that I quite enjoyed and the first [TS]

  one was actually one of the ones that [TS]

  Antony johnston was the host for and [TS]

  that was the David Bowie episode which [TS]

  was very early in 2016 like one of the [TS]

  first first signs that it was going to [TS]

  go downhill and fast that was a podcast [TS]

  that kind of meant a lot to me and I got [TS]

  a little emotional and I don't usually [TS]

  cry and podcast but that was I think one [TS]

  of the exceptions so it was it was good [TS]

  and in a different way from a lot of [TS]

  these podcast but another one that was I [TS]

  didn't get we people was kind of [TS]

  important along the same lines was a [TS]

  episodes 288 and 289 I wish I was back [TS]

  in [TS]

  norway and it's not Hamilton and those [TS]

  were the album draft which while they [TS]

  were super fun to participate in the [TS]

  preparation for those was one of the [TS]

  hardest things I've ever had to do for a [TS]

  podcast i had to go through the list of [TS]

  elves like picking favorite children it [TS]

  was really it was tough [TS]

  yeah i think we liken it to sophie's [TS]

  choice in the reference also really was [TS]

  but i noticed i have learned that Jason [TS]

  and I have very similar case so it's [TS]

  nice to have somebody that I can I can [TS]

  be you know mostly trust their musical [TS]

  tastes so when I need a recommendation [TS]

  for something I know to go to and that [TS]

  guy is Jason k number 297 i'm going to [TS]

  agree with one of our listeners the only [TS]

  whisper which was finally a miyazaki [TS]

  movie that i have seen and it's it's one [TS]

  that i love so I got 22 beyond that that [TS]

  was great i liked episode three hundred [TS]

  because we took listener questions and I [TS]

  thought that was really fun just to hear [TS]

  what they wanted to know which was [TS]

  sometimes interesting and sometimes [TS]

  baffling so it was that one time we love [TS]

  our listeners we love them like those [TS]

  egos we love our listeners la alright [TS]

  episode 301 we've mentioned a couple [TS]

  times that was the the one about the [TS]

  nebula books and i'm going to echo what [TS]

  Jason said the two favorite books [TS]

  Jason's were also my favorite books 309 [TS]

  boats in space you gotta have a draft [TS]

  oh yeah sure you can get through year [TS]

  without picking a draft is a favorite [TS]

  and I think spaceships is one of the [TS]

  nerdier things possible to draft a [TS]

  podcast so it was right up my alley [TS]

  that was a lot of fun one that I [TS]

  listened to but was not on was episode 3 [TS]

  13 the ziggurats of Yavin 4 which was [TS]

  another one of those handy Johnston ones [TS]

  was a and I quite liked how you guys [TS]

  framed it as sort of the rebel podcast [TS]

  breaking in to the main feed that was [TS]

  was clever and took a little bit of [TS]

  editing and as an editor myself i always [TS]

  appreciate when that is done well and [TS]

  that was done well nice work this is the [TS]

  best Erica selections of the best [TS]

  everybody she's so every barn raising me [TS]

  hi back [TS]

  haha and then i'm also gonna say upset [TS]

  325 the monster mash which was our live [TS]

  episode that now hear this [TS]

  which is just all kinds of fun and the [TS]

  of the fact that we had so many people [TS]

  that we had have some of the panelists [TS]

  at the kids table which was lower than [TS]

  all of the rest of it and and I just [TS]

  have to to give a quick shout-out to [TS]

  like even when the incomparable is [TS]

  difficult shall we say it's still fun [TS]

  because there were some episodes that [TS]

  sort of left me shaking my head but but [TS]

  in a good way [TS]

  um episode 291 I like complicated books [TS]

  Glenn where we read Aurora and Luna boy [TS]

  I did not like those books at all but it [TS]

  was it was still kind of fun to talk [TS]

  about them and you know I don't know [TS]

  that i'm glad that i read the books but [TS]

  I'm glad that I got to talk about them [TS]

  with you guys [TS]

  same thing with episode 316 just add [TS]

  Jesuits that was what we talked about [TS]

  the sparrow which I also really did not [TS]

  like it turns out turns out Scott and I [TS]

  do not have similar tetona works [TS]

  that's what I learned in 2016 that's [TS]

  unfortunate because Scott is the one who [TS]

  recommends all our books [TS]

  yeah yeah yeah I've yeah i might just [TS]

  need not become the Book Club podcast [TS]

  quite so often somebody needs to be [TS]

  there to tell scott what's what [TS]

  that's true that's true that's true and [TS]

  then all [TS]

  then all [TS]

  so as I already mentioned episode 2 92 [TS]

  about bad Star Trek you know i'm not [TS]

  usually on Star Trek episodes but I [TS]

  decided sure i'll be on this one and the [TS]

  one time I decide to join in we watch [TS]

  insurrection and nemesis great just [TS]

  great you're welcome [TS]

  yeah thanks thanks Jackson well um and [TS]

  then this couple of other sort of little [TS]

  shadow it's all of total party kill has [TS]

  just been so fun this year both being on [TS]

  it and editing it which means that I I [TS]

  learned everything so I've become sort [TS]

  of the walking encyclopedia for where [TS]

  we've been and what we've done and [TS]

  that's kind of funny to that makes me [TS]

  laugh especially when you're playing the [TS]

  dumb character i know it's like I really [TS]

  should have thought that through ahead [TS]

  time except they didn't know I was going [TS]

  to be editing the podcast when it [TS]

  created that character i should have [TS]

  created somebody very very smart [TS]

  maybe in the future dumb rogue / a [TS]

  repository of all knowledge involving [TS]

  the party for the last Kiev maybe maybe [TS]

  flesh a got bonked on the head at one [TS]

  point she's just a savant of of some [TS]

  sort of systemic sense stereotypical we [TS]

  don't want you can have a good memory [TS]

  but still be done [TS]

  yeah that's true um and game show as [TS]

  other people have mentioned game show is [TS]

  always great and that is one where as [TS]

  fun as it is to be on a game show [TS]

  episodes I i also like not being on them [TS]

  because it's so delightful to have a new [TS]

  game show episode to listen to that I [TS]

  haven't heard yet dropping mike you [TS]

  always those are great i also enjoyed my [TS]

  participation in a few episodes of a [TS]

  foot with Glenn this year we watched the [TS]

  first season of veronica mars and talked [TS]

  about that that was wonderful i I've [TS]

  always been a Veronica Mars fan but I [TS]

  had forgotten just how great that first [TS]

  season is until i went back and watched [TS]

  again so it was good to have the the [TS]

  opportunity to do that and i did already [TS]

  also also kind of mentioned lady doctor [TS]

  who but doing lady doctor who on the [TS]

  incomparable podcast network has been [TS]

  really fun Stephen was actually telling [TS]

  me that somebody discovered Radio Free [TS]

  Skaro his doctor who podcast through [TS]

  lazy Doctor Who much in the world 25 [TS]

  casting that's kind of bunkers know that [TS]

  was exciting [TS]

  it'sit's me when that stuff happens [TS]

  probably the last and very best thing [TS]

  about the incomparable that that I [TS]

  cottoned on to this year was actually [TS]

  only in Sims because I know it wasn't [TS]

  officially her her first appearances on [TS]

  the incomparable flagship show came [TS]

  toward the end of 2015 but this was the [TS]

  first year that Helene was you know [TS]

  fairly regularly on the panel and I just [TS]

  remember listening to the first few [TS]

  episodes with her and being like oh [TS]

  we've got a new person who's the Saline [TS]

  person and I was not on the episodes [TS]

  with her for the first few that she was [TS]

  on and when I was listening I was like [TS]

  quite often when i listen to the [TS]

  incomparable and i'm not on i have [TS]

  moments where I'm you know talking back [TS]

  to my my phone and being like oh my god [TS]

  you guys this is wrong [TS]

  here's your this is why oh well as [TS]

  possible and and and when Alan was on it [TS]

  was just like hey i don't i don't need [TS]

  to be here somebody is saying those [TS]

  things that I would be saying it was it [TS]

  was kind of a magical moment so just [TS]

  getting to know a lean in [TS]

  in addition to meeting her in person [TS]

  like I already said getting to know her [TS]

  and listen to her on the podcast and [TS]

  then sometimes talk with her on the [TS]

  podcast has been really great so I am [TS]

  very very happy about that and I hope [TS]

  she continues to be on lots of episodes [TS]

  in the future but maybe not more than me [TS]

  ok fine more than me you bonded over [TS]

  those two books that you didn't like so [TS]

  that was that was your first episode [TS]

  together [TS]

  nice that's right but yeah so that's [TS]

  that's it that's my list [TS]

  okay that brings us to Monte well I was [TS]

  very fond of episode 2 86 in which we [TS]

  talked about Hamilton and american [TS]

  musical yeah to learn much much more [TS]

  about it i recommend the podcast pod for [TS]

  ham which had its entire run [TS]

  encapsulated inside 2016 as right where [TS]

  we went through all 46 tracks of the [TS]

  original cast album because we're crazy [TS]

  yeah i was on a bunch of those i think i [TS]

  hosted eight and was a guest on seven [TS]

  episodes [TS]

  yeah heavy lifting you and David both [TS]

  did a lot of heavy lifting on that one [TS]

  my favorite moment of podcasting was the [TS]

  three podcast we recorded that now hear [TS]

  this a podcast festival i was delighted [TS]

  to be at because I got to see all my [TS]

  podcast pal [TS]

  I feel like we've talked about the [TS]

  Monster Mash the Monster village draft a [TS]

  lot we haven't talked about the game [TS]

  show episodes that much especially [TS]

  gameshow 49 where I got to play a game [TS]

  of feuding families instead of hosts it [TS]

  and that was super finally and even [TS]

  though i don't think we want that one [TS]

  know you should really didn't know what [TS]

  my team did with the inconceivable we [TS]

  played so I was fun and it was like [TS]

  everyone else said really fun to either [TS]

  catch up with people or meet people for [TS]

  the first time face-to-face [TS]

  I don't think I've seen you in person [TS]

  for what like 20 years [TS]

  yeah I Slyke night was crazy 93 [TS]

  something like that something like that [TS]

  yeah that was the first time that I had [TS]

  met you I feel like you know I got [TS]

  anymore and that was another one [TS]

  the pok√©dex is getting larger and [TS]

  larger 50 years good to know as people [TS]

  keep getting promoted to panelist I i [TS]

  was also on foot i was on the Sherlock [TS]

  Holmes episodes and I want to [TS]

  specifically call out the bonus track [TS]

  from a foot number five let's bonus [TS]

  track a five or I make what I swear is a [TS]

  terrific argument against Batman being [TS]

  the world's greatest detective no one [TS]

  can hear more than half of it because my [TS]

  connection kept cutting it out but the [TS]

  parts where you can hear me I'm missing [TS]

  an amazingly good case but that'd be hot [TS]

  I at the height of that man is not the [TS]

  world grid to call him the world's [TS]

  greatest detective [TS]

  oh my god that sounds like a lovely rant [TS]

  that we can't hear weekly really [TS]

  guarding the both data as its be taken [TS]

  to a computer not even mad anymore [TS]

  ok your day job growth will be silenced [TS]

  it was quite something being there and [TS]

  also i enjoyed the rocket surgery [TS]

  episodes i was on particularly as we [TS]

  mentioned kool Kat dare he is very is [TS]

  Don vivica a fox and Erik Estrada mess [TS]

  it up on a bone it and i really enjoyed [TS]

  the chance to dissect the johnny [TS]

  mnemonic a movie that should have been [TS]

  right up my alley but made mistakes on [TS]

  absolutely every level possibly could [TS]

  I mean it's so close to being the matrix [TS]

  i know on paper it should have been the [TS]

  matrix and i enjoyed many other things [TS]

  that i do not remember right now so that [TS]

  is the end of my time and am at Steve [TS]

  wasn't me [TS]

  so as usual I've got favorite episodes [TS]

  and favorite moment girl favorite [TS]

  episodes yeah well you know you got it [TS]

  we have fun Stan brand we do have fun [TS]

  and we dip the gang and me that's right [TS]

  so I episode wise i really really [TS]

  enjoyed episodes 288 and 289 that would [TS]

  be I wish it was back in Norway and it's [TS]

  not Hamilton again that was our album [TS]

  draft it was tremendously fun to talk [TS]

  about music on the podcast which is [TS]

  something we have not done often and it [TS]

  turns out we have a fair number of music [TS]

  geeks on the podcast and I really hope [TS]

  we get the opportunity to do a few more [TS]

  music-based episodes although i suspect [TS]

  based on the minimal amount of feedback [TS]

  we got that probably was not well loved [TS]

  by our usual crowd but i really enjoyed [TS]

  it and I very much enjoyed getting some [TS]

  lists of interesting albums to try out [TS]

  from other people on the panel most of [TS]

  which I did not like but hey it wasn't [TS]

  for granted [TS]

  let's see had to pick a rocket surgery [TS]

  like everybody else I actually wavered a [TS]

  little bit because that we did a lot of [TS]

  good work on rocket surgery this year [TS]

  project we had we have gog and [TS]

  Frankenstein island to choose from and [TS]

  those were both pretty sweet i got a [TS]

  second but nothing was quite as sweet as [TS]

  getting to talk about cool cat saves the [TS]

  kids on the Pied yes [TS]

  i think it was on a bonus track where I [TS]

  just started saying yeah he is [TS]

  yep from one of our previous episodes [TS]

  and just half-jokingly because I figured [TS]

  no one would be dumb enough to actually [TS]

  decide to do an episode on cool cat [TS]

  saves the kids I turns out we would [TS]

  think that we are always dumb enough to [TS]

  do you learn to expect on the 360 daily [TS]

  answer is always us who is dumb enough [TS]

  we are dumb enough i thought i knew [TS]

  rock-bottom was and it turns out that [TS]

  there was a sub-basement so and that's [TS]

  the basement was kool Kat I also really [TS]

  liked episode 322 tastes like college [TS]

  because of beer [TS]

  finally something good comes out of all [TS]

  the stupid podcasting it's free beer [TS]

  well that's just it we finally rope [TS]

  somebody and descending a bunch of free [TS]

  beer [TS]

  it was your idea all along seaview [TS]

  you've been did was doing this for quite [TS]

  a while and Jesse Friedman bless his [TS]

  heart took the bait manship lessons [TS]

  everybody beer but like the kool Kat [TS]

  thing I didn't think anybody would be [TS]

  dumb enough to take this up on that [TS]

  again I'm just kidding Jesse Friedman [TS]

  you are you are the greater love our [TS]

  listeners I didn't love our listeners so [TS]

  much i would say you're the best but our [TS]

  listeners invest in your a close second [TS]

  anyway that was a that was an awfully [TS]

  fun episode it was and it was it was [TS]

  amusing because we kind of pitched it as [TS]

  an educational episode I'm going to find [TS]

  anything really was i mean i actually [TS]

  learned something ya know it worked i'm [TS]

  not even i'm not really a beer drinker [TS]

  but I found it fascinating yeah and I [TS]

  quite like to jesse's his comment that [TS]

  you don't want people tell him they [TS]

  don't like beer [TS]

  they just haven't found the beer you [TS]

  know that there are you here yet i'm [TS]

  like i don't know if it's worth trying [TS]

  more and more beard of to find my beer [TS]

  although it is this you know it is [TS]

  didn't want you to me it sounds like a [TS]

  waste beer but but maybe maybe at the [TS]

  next convention got all right we're [TS]

  gonna be helping over here next time or [TS]

  in varied room here [TS]

  fewer hops please yes that was great fun [TS]

  and we got a lot of good feedback from [TS]

  that one from from a lot of people which [TS]

  was somewhat surprising because really [TS]

  frankly that episode was all about us [TS]

  and getting free beer and drinking [TS]

  so I'm glad it turned out to be [TS]

  something that other people could enjoy [TS]

  as well although frankly I don't care [TS]

  let's see what else getting off the main [TS]

  show I this is actually a bit of a cheat [TS]

  because it was at the very tail end of [TS]

  last year came out the day before [TS]

  Christmas i believe and that would be [TS]

  the incomparable radio theatre 1 point [TS]

  11 The Adventures of Jimmy precedent for [TS]

  future haha there was way too much of [TS]

  that screeching kid but otherwise onto [TS]

  favorite modern a remote it's a new [TS]

  thing yay [TS]

  actually most of my favorite moments [TS]

  come from non flagship shows because [TS]

  that's where we get up to are really [TS]

  stupid stuff that's right we spun off [TS]

  all but extra stupid stuff and nonsense [TS]

  we love the viruses because the parade's [TS]

  you figured out my whole plan Steve you [TS]

  figured out it is this game starting off [TS]

  with bonus track 300 bonus tracks in a [TS]

  weird thing this year they disappeared [TS]

  for people who aren't members it's true [TS]

  and I think bonus track 301 of the last [TS]

  of them but Boyle delightful one to end [TS]

  on and my favorite piece out of that is [TS]

  where Scott McNulty says something along [TS]

  the lines of every young boy at some [TS]

  point in his life loses his transformer [TS]

  and Jason just listen [TS]

  he loses it more spectacularly than he [TS]

  did during the human centipede episode [TS]

  and that was like a padded that is [TS]

  something you padded walls straitjacket [TS]

  time everybody remembers the time when [TS]

  he lost his transform my am I wrong is [TS]

  that the dirtiest thing Scott mobility [TS]

  has ever said on [TS]

  that's right there is it is me anyway [TS]

  why you know the way he said it was was [TS]

  perfect like the timing was perfect and [TS]

  it's one of those great those great [TS]

  innuendos where you're not entirely sure [TS]

  what it is he's referring to but you can [TS]

  pick up a few things that might fit so [TS]

  to speak so he knew what he was doing [TS]

  when the podcast falls apart that's what [TS]

  I'm I'm the most pleased my let's see a [TS]

  LOL episode 3 twenty the power the power [TS]

  the power the power to power [TS]

  Oh disciples of the gold Oh children [TS]

  between lines only reminds me of the [TS]

  time back in Philadelphia this one that [TS]

  this one comes from the great moments in [TS]

  editing series at a time code 51 52 we [TS]

  are discussing the spinning ammo box and [TS]

  Sheila Frankenstein's lab and how it is [TS]

  likely just mounted on a dowel and and I [TS]

  say there's a guy down there just [TS]

  Dowling the crap out of that thing maybe [TS]

  it's a crap i say something a little [TS]

  bluer and instead of getting bleep or [TS]

  spoiler horn which by the way when we [TS]

  get spoiler horn is probably my favorite [TS]

  thing of all in the podcast every year [TS]

  but instead of getting bleep spoiler [TS]

  horn i get ja code theirs in the second [TS]

  job laughing really diminishes and Frank [TS]

  was bad come on man [TS]

  he's down there Dowling Jack that they i [TS]

  forgot i did that this practice my [TS]

  favorite thing that episode I was in [TS]

  tears after that so if there's a guy [TS]

  down there just download the high out of [TS]

  that area will be will go with me in [TS]

  this it's like sometimes you're editing [TS]

  and things just happen and you're like I [TS]

  don't even know what I mean you hear you [TS]

  like I'm just gonna put Jocko there [TS]

  that'll show him things just happen no [TS]

  is fantastic and it reminds me of a clip [TS]

  and i know you have this already cut out [TS]

  because I saved the thing of it of [TS]

  getting spoiler horned on pod for him [TS]

  with my reaction to Bambi's mother [TS]

  oh yeah that was rubbish that is utterly [TS]

  delightful yeah I said that to you that [TS]

  that's game while same here and then and [TS]

  but everything else you know old yeller [TS]

  nothing [TS]

  Bambi's mother [TS]

  you're a monster you were on your I am a [TS]

  monster [TS]

  let's see what else I got here I low [TS]

  definitions be gameshow 31 low [TS]

  definition tempting my little man which [TS]

  I think maybe the best episode we did [TS]

  all year it is solid from end and that's [TS]

  sad because pretty early on but it was [TS]

  good you know at exactly 48 minutes we [TS]

  go into words six of that episode which [TS]

  is you calgon and there's a link to a [TS]

  discussion about the small less tasty [TS]

  precursor to the modern chicken taking [TS]

  that is my correctly hysterical and it [TS]

  makes me almost break into tears you [TS]

  haven't heard small less tasty precursor [TS]

  of the modern chicken differently with [TS]

  your chicken definition to anymore a [TS]

  judgment call in there i'm not sure [TS]

  that's gonna eventually i used to get [TS]

  them all so small because everyone's [TS]

  definition definition of synthesized and [TS]

  pass through it [TS]

  I'm surprised there's no semicolon in [TS]

  there with us chickens with outdated [TS]

  views identical to modern sugar [TS]

  yeah also Glenn wins that episode which [TS]

  is not when with em he wasn't the amount [TS]

  of pain and a thing this year [TS]

  oh yes next low definition of game show [TS]

  up to 39 the amount of panel thing i'm [TS]

  going to call out to the amount of pan [TS]

  and if they write in Hamilton's [TS]

  definition Pamela challenge and a sure [TS]

  sign that he had given up no manage the [TS]

  amount of pan in a thing we thought he [TS]

  had died briefly I think it's a perfect [TS]

  reflection of how desperate we were at [TS]

  that point I onto a total party kill I [TS]

  got a few of things to mention here [TS]

  anytime that k cast windwall this year [TS]

  thus inspiring a variety of Oasis so yes [TS]

  and pair have to say that is also one of [TS]

  my favorites and when I was visiting my [TS]

  sister in Chicago she specifically [TS]

  brought that up as well so [TS]

  doing that oh boy it's so dumb and so [TS]

  that and that is why i love it [TS]

  no dumb and bad right my wheelhouse I [TS]

  also really enjoyed episode 78 and 79 of [TS]

  total party killed me and we played a [TS]

  lot of d India really have the hell is [TS]

  wrong with us [TS]

  those would be a crossbow friends ! and [TS]

  it's never too late for pew when you're [TS]

  in the sewer [TS]

  those are the two episodes were square [TS]

  Tony sindelar mix the rookie error of [TS]

  design i start our adventure in the [TS]

  sewer asking for trouble really create [TS]

  generating a fair amount of mirth and [TS]

  poop jokes coolest thing about that is [TS]

  that like ninety percent of those poop [TS]

  jokes don't come from me [TS]

  it's everybody else doing the dirty work [TS]

  and i'm just sitting back and listening [TS]

  enjoyment but i think my favorite moment [TS]

  of those two episodes is when Sarah [TS]

  barber who normally normally is one of [TS]

  the adults in the room usually come in [TS]

  unless she's dropping f-bombs and [TS]

  f-bombs what she does from time to time [TS]

  just out of the blue which i also find [TS]

  the light kick everybody else is talking [TS]

  about various foul vehicle related puns [TS]

  and things and she just says in this [TS]

  sort of plaintiff sad voice there's so [TS]

  much poop also in total party kill [TS]

  episode 96 what's left of Peter [TS]

  Dragonforce the one that just dropped [TS]

  recently at 6 55 we get my annual [TS]

  candidate for underappreciated Joe this [TS]

  one's from Monte Ashley we're discussing [TS]

  whether accurate is is immune to acid [TS]

  because she vomits acid all over the [TS]

  place and probably gets it all over [TS]

  herself and yet doesn't suffer any [TS]

  damage [TS]

  Tony decides that she's not but Monty [TS]

  then drops accurate it's literally [TS]

  eighty percent acid in your bounty [TS]

  hunters have some science questions so i [TS]

  assume that you are still make a note or [TS]

  unappreciated joke of the year which i [TS]

  thought was brilliant [TS]

  now somewhere around there is when we [TS]

  did that line about how somebody should [TS]

  start lactating work it right that was [TS]

  pretty solid too [TS]

  yeah that was like that was pretty solid [TS]

  because we needed milk which is basic to [TS]

  suit the acid that's right good stuff [TS]

  anyway that was my underappreciated joke [TS]

  of the year good job Monty well done [TS]

  thanks man huh [TS]

  I didn't think I got enough laughs at [TS]

  the time so I didn't try to uncover it I [TS]

  tried to uncover it a little bit in the [TS]

  Edit so everybody could appreciate it [TS]

  but yes well I appreciate it because i [TS]

  had written down in some sort of a [TS]

  drunken scroll on my character sheet [TS]

  underappreciated joke of the year [TS]

  acrid acid eighty percent and I had no [TS]

  idea which episode that would turn up in [TS]

  and driving home tonight i just happened [TS]

  to throw episode 96 on and there was at [TS]

  655 and I got very excited it was a it [TS]

  was negatively episode but there was an [TS]

  episode to anyone i love a lot of awful [TS]

  people that's last year's clips [TS]

  yea Monty again look at that in [TS]

  reference to the previous year's summer [TS]

  superhero spectacular uses the phrase [TS]

  I'm still a little bitter that I could [TS]

  not get the thing all the way to the [TS]

  finals but i think i did a good job [TS]

  5,000 Steve said oh right now it's [TS]

  clobberin oh nevermind just gonna say [TS]

  simultaneous it is perfect and left her [TS]

  heart about that Lewbert when Oh while [TS]

  we're on the subject of last year's clip [TS]

  show episode i should mention that in [TS]

  the interest of averting disaster i am [TS]

  not selecting the somewhat abbreviated [TS]

  clip loop that we played in that episode [TS]

  clip loop accidentally yeah yeah well [TS]

  that wouldn't get it just kind of [TS]

  happened at the end there but i am not [TS]

  going to pick that you hear me people [TS]

  the infinite clip loop is over it is [TS]

  finished kaput finito it is long past [TS]

  its best by date and for the safety of [TS]

  all mankind [TS]

  I am taking it out of the back of the [TS]

  fridge and putting it out with the [TS]

  recycling the clip is done thank [TS]

  goodness yeah it's all over [TS]

  Wow [TS]

  feel good getting that out of the way I [TS]

  and one last clip episode 3 25 the [TS]

  monster mash that's our live episode I'm [TS]

  going to pick the clip of me picking [TS]

  Skeletor dry huh well Jason I suppose [TS]

  this is inevitable so we might as well [TS]

  get it out of the way to take Skeletor [TS]

  masters and you do not encourage this [TS]

  this podcast is over the amazing thing [TS]

  about Skeletor is he managed to be a [TS]

  memorable villain in what is basically a [TS]

  toy commercial and not just a toy [TS]

  commercial but a toy commercial whose [TS]

  hero is just a muscly dude in a [TS]

  loincloth with a pageboy haircut pretty [TS]

  good today that does it for me [TS]

  alright let's get Steve turning over a [TS]

  new leaf there [TS]

  yeah exactly right I've got a list of [TS]

  some some episodes that I like the most [TS]

  of which have already been this is what [TS]

  happens when you're the host you go last [TS]

  is and it's fine it's fine i'm pulling [TS]

  out a draft that's not round draft [TS]

  totally not draft pick them all again in [TS]

  it reinforce our our pics 3 29 the star [TS]

  wars travesty do this travesty draft [TS]

  that was an idea [TS]

  it started with Todd's eerie from [TS]

  industrial light and magic suggesting [TS]

  that an incomparable episode about all [TS]

  the changes that we didn't like in the [TS]

  Star Wars special editions might be a [TS]

  good episode and it spiraled out of [TS]

  control into being I think what is a [TS]

  very good fun episode was very happy [TS]

  with how that turned out with us picking [TS]

  it was like each round was a different [TS]

  selection and so is a different kind of [TS]

  game then then kind of going over the [TS]

  same ground every you know over and over [TS]

  again and that was a lot of fun a lot of [TS]

  good stuff [TS]

  it's fun to get a bunch of nerds who [TS]

  really care about something to ven [TS]

  nitpick like forcibly knit Pickett and [TS]

  that's that that episode did that very [TS]

  well [TS]

  the monster supervillain draft we talked [TS]

  about here that turned out way better [TS]

  than I had ever hoped it was a dumb idea [TS]

  but i wanted to do a big dumb idea for [TS]

  our live show because really if you're [TS]

  going to expose your podcast to a bunch [TS]

  of potentially new listeners who have [TS]

  never heard of it as well as your peers [TS]

  in the podcasting mute [TS]

  community the most important thing is to [TS]

  be representative of just how stupid [TS]

  your episodes are and I think we [TS]

  delivered [TS]

  I'm so pleased that we grew a my a [TS]

  moderate crowd did I guess you could say [TS]

  it was small but it was dedicated they [TS]

  outnumbered us which wasn't easy there [TS]

  yeah we were a lot of us and I think [TS]

  Matt young was in the back from magic [TS]

  cameras in the back the host of the [TS]

  whole time yeah which was great i mean [TS]

  he obviously doesn't have a lot going on [TS]

  and he could have he could have been in [TS]

  a lot of other podcasts that you do not [TS]

  know the beer episode was lovely [TS]

  yeah engine we mentioned it earlier and [TS]

  I wanted to just say that again that as [TS]

  somebody who makes podcasts that was i [TS]

  spent like a week thinking how am I [TS]

  gonna do this by keeping like I have all [TS]

  the equipment to make this work I i [TS]

  don't know if it actually will work in [TS]

  practice and if it doesn't work I'm [TS]

  already going to have been drinking at [TS]

  the time that it fails and that seems [TS]

  like if you won't care it will be a [TS]

  disaster in the making and that that was [TS]

  like leopard I thought might I would [TS]

  feel really bad if it completely failed [TS]

  after Jesse did all that work to send [TS]

  this beer and it turned out that is [TS]

  ridiculously technically complicated as [TS]

  it was because we had five people around [TS]

  a table in my garage and another for [TS]

  people on skype it [TS]

  it totally worked and it sounded good [TS]

  and everybody drank beer and if you [TS]

  notice if you go back and listen to it [TS]

  toward the end [TS]

  what's happening in our house at the end [TS]

  when we're talking is jesse keeps [TS]

  opening more beer and giving it to us [TS]

  and it's it be that guy is dangerous [TS]

  that guy is dangerous and you just kept [TS]

  opening beer i liked the bit where where [TS]

  Moses is given the opportunity to say [TS]

  his thank yous and goodbyes and instead [TS]

  you just hear another can open it was [TS]

  like that it was like that but that was [TS]

  over there was a fun thing to do and [TS]

  and it did and it worked out that's the [TS]

  best thing about it was kind of [TS]

  ambitious and weird and in the end it [TS]

  was also a good episode it wasn't just [TS]

  that we've got to drink beer we got a [TS]

  good episode out of it and anybody else [TS]

  who wants to send us beer let me remind [TS]

  you you can do it it's been done it work [TS]

  yeah uh number 320 so-so Frankenstein [TS]

  island the story is as I mentioned on [TS]

  that episode we watched power we watched [TS]

  the power we watch this movie out in [TS]

  high school [TS]

  this is a movie that i have been [TS]

  watching since high school back in [TS]

  sonora california and so to watch it [TS]

  with you and to have this sort of like [TS]

  all the jokes that we made in the late [TS]

  in the mid to late eighties made again [TS]

  in 2016 was weird and great and the best [TS]

  thing about it now is that not only the [TS]

  people who watched the movie for this [TS]

  podcast but the listeners who have [TS]

  uncovered Frankenstein island now [TS]

  understand and will reflect back to me [TS]

  these references that were my own like [TS]

  little private set of references since [TS]

  the mid eighties and now it's just sort [TS]

  of out there and the best thing of all [TS]

  is that every now and then I get a [TS]

  message from tony sindelar saying you [TS]

  know I was thinking about Frankenstein [TS]

  island again says I think about it [TS]

  almost every day had the dream again [TS]

  it's great episode 3 of something cool [TS]

  cat episode also has come up that was i [TS]

  I don't I mean that episode that movie [TS]

  does not deserve 20 minutes of analysis [TS]

  and we gave it almost two hours of [TS]

  analysis it doesn't hurt more than that [TS]

  way and I i would like to say that that [TS]

  and I think listener who whose letter [TS]

  for whatever reason didn't get in here [TS]

  but one of the the listener of favorite [TS]

  moments that I think we should probably [TS]

  play is of course the dramatic rendition [TS]

  of the lyrics to one of the cool cat [TS]

  original songs as read aloud by mr. [TS]

  Philip Michaels i actually took a ah [TS]

  screencap of the song and I'd like to do [TS]

  a dramatic again of it now this is cool [TS]

  cat song quote marks cool cat loves to [TS]

  run him does he ever cool cat loves to [TS]

  rock [TS]

  yeah cool cast loves to rock [TS]

  cool cat loves to play the guitar and he [TS]

  looks so cool cool cat was to play the [TS]

  drums yeah and he placed them so good [TS]

  cool cat loves to rock yeah cool cats [TS]

  loves to rock [TS]

  cool cat loves to play the guitar and he [TS]

  looks so cool cool cat loves to play the [TS]

  drums yeah and he plays them so good [TS]

  Jax is the coolest cat in the world [TS]

  he's so cool yes he is here [TS]

  wow this time I mean you really Derek [TS]

  Derek savages artwork needs to be [TS]

  rendered in that way so that was a that [TS]

  was a great moment if anything needs [TS]

  analysis i think it might be Derek it i [TS]

  mean if if anyone can consistently throw [TS]

  me out of my chair of the way the way [TS]

  you get thrown out of your chair [TS]

  sometimes it's Phil yeah he's alright he [TS]

  wrote down the lyrics i mean really [TS]

  that's that's the thing just write down [TS]

  the lyrics he had to pause the screen on [TS]

  that very small text word document that [TS]

  oh yes averages looking at which he [TS]

  couldn't even cheat and use the actual [TS]

  lyrics from the subsequent song because [TS]

  they were completely different [TS]

  it was listening Nathan who wrote in and [TS]

  i have found his letter now and that was [TS]

  listening and that was his his favorite [TS]

  moment [TS]

  Phil's dramatic reading here another his [TS]

  other favorite moment was the bit where [TS]

  Phil tells the story about how he and [TS]

  Lisa watch the actual hollywood [TS]

  christmas parade that kool Kat was in at [TS]

  which we all react dramatically the [TS]

  hollywood / a Hollywood parade [TS]

  he also says the Skeletor loop clip must [TS]

  always live on in some form haha [TS]

  interesting yeah that's not happening [TS]

  man [TS]

  alright 52 game show episodes i want to [TS]

  mention one is as mentioned before [TS]

  tempted by the little man i do think [TS]

  that was the best episode and and that [TS]

  was tough because i think the game show [TS]

  in general i said this last year and I [TS]

  think it's still true i think is just [TS]

  pure as pure entertainment goes it's my [TS]

  favorite thing that we do and and I hope [TS]

  more people discover it because it is it [TS]

  is soap so fun to do [TS]

  it's also fun to listen to and uh my [TS]

  other game show episodes i wanted to [TS]

  pick which hasn't been mentioned it so [TS]

  i'm going to mention it here give it a [TS]

  game show episode 30 3 exits are unknown [TS]

  in which we played jungle adventure [TS]

  oh wow you enjoyed i enjoy a sick bag [TS]

  did not enjoy playing it at all it was a [TS]

  disaster like Zippo light zippo but i'm [TS]

  still frustrated it works it was super [TS]

  frustrating and that's one where i [TS]

  actually did edit out a big chunk of our [TS]

  movement because we just kept moving [TS]

  around in the four in the gentleman [TS]

  right movement I thought you said the [TS]

  word movement I said where's the poop [TS]

  jokes yeah thats everywhere that's how [TS]

  it works but that in the end it didn't [TS]

  go through it I and were traumatized by [TS]

  it you find you would find it amusing it [TS]

  was uh it was funny and what Tony took [TS]

  out of it is next time next time fewer [TS]

  players and certain players probably [TS]

  should come back but that's okay it was [TS]

  it was a beautiful disaster and edited [TS]

  into something a little bit more [TS]

  there's a 13-minute long bonus track of [TS]

  us wandering lost him up in the jungle [TS]

  that i don't recommend anyone listen to [TS]

  bonus is being used pretty generously [TS]

  only 30 and it's it's 13 minutes of [TS]

  these dinosaurs on the bone and [TS]

  administering that I'm holding up the [TS]

  map that I drew waving it at the [TS]

  microphone yeah so that's our i think [TS]

  that's it i think we have wrapped up [TS]

  2016 and it's time to turn to 2017 i [TS]

  look forward next year eric i look [TS]

  forward to hearing what great stuff we [TS]

  did in january i'll come through for you [TS]

  my streak is is unbroken I appreciate [TS]

  our 2017 onward to 2017 sure why not why [TS]

  not [TS]

  it comes next magnetically so we will do [TS]

  that before we go I just one last thing [TS]

  to say which is yes indeed we do love [TS]

  our listeners thank you to everybody who [TS]

  listened to the incomparable and all the [TS]

  other crazy shows that we do in 2016 and [TS]

  going now into 2017 we appreciate you in [TS]

  the fact that you like to listen to as [TS]

  previously mentioned the incredibly [TS]

  stupid things that we do and say we [TS]

  appreciate you for doing that and it's [TS]

  great that there are people who actually [TS]

  want to listen to this [TS]

  nonsense bless you wherever you are I [TS]

  would like to thank our panelists good [TS]

  lord why we're joining us [TS]

  top four panelists on the board we love [TS]

  our panelists move some of whom were [TS]

  listeners show me David lure hey honey [TS]

  sugar Lou did you did I mention how much [TS]

  I enjoyed coming up to anaheim with you [TS]

  guys no you did not [TS]

  damn it Erica and sign thank you yeah [TS]

  I'mI'm a panelist turn listener [TS]

  that's weird that's happened that's true [TS]

  that's true that is weird [TS]

  good god why we have three of fun to do [TS]

  because we have fun to gang oh yeah [TS]

  there is the body actually thank you [TS]

  thank you you're welcome Steve hey it's [TS]

  been great Jason ah what a year it's [TS]

  been huh [TS]

  Wow 2016 yeah my god 16 hard play hard [TS]

  to believe but now it's on to 2017 it's [TS]

  over it's over again that's what's [TS]

  coming next that's our that's how it [TS]

  works a lot less everyone to buy [TS]

  everybody he is eliminated [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  take out the recycling hey overcast play [TS]

  last year's clip though [TS]

  [Music] [TS]

  I will defeat the incomparable and they [TS]

  will never draft me again [TS]

  [Music] [TS]