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Mep Report #139: Russ Dances with The Donald


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Stealin’ Steelers and the Fantasy Draft, Draft Picks?! We Don’t Need No Stinking Draft Picks!, Twitchers and Tweakers and the Men Who Review Them, Population Doubling and the Numbers Obsession, The Donald vs. The Bible, The Donald vs. The Putin, The Donald vs. Obama, Losing Control of Your Right to Be a Bigot, The Seedy Side of LA Improv, Wholesome Porn, and Peanut Butter Jelly (

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Mep Report #137: Meta-Meta-Meta-Meta-Video Gaming


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Deal or No Deal, Sportsageddon, Russ Fought the 4DX and the 4DX Won, Ruining the World with New Technology!, Demographic Bingo, The Third Sign is Worth Millions, Youtuber Review, Watching Gamers Talk About Gamers Talk About Gamers Playing Games, Greg Antagonizes Storey About the NBA, and Steph Curry: Kinda Good at Basketball.

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Mep Report #135: Russ Stars in Snowpiercer


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Hey!, Greg Lives in a Snowbank, The Computer Prevents Russ from Discussing his Love of “Snowpiercer”, Violence in Movies: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?, Minor Spoilers for “Snowpiercer”, Major Spoilers for “Snowpiercer”, Okay, We’re Just Going to Tell You the Whole Movie Now Shot-for-Shot, Birdman vs. Boyhood, Greg Picked a Bad Year to Miss Movies, Greg Escapes Immersion, Greg vs. Laura Miller, Storey’s Hooked on a Feeling … of Empathy, and Greg’s Big News.

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Mep Report #134: Emu Jumps Shark

We lost several emus practicing for this shot.

We lost several emus practicing for this shot.

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Snowpocalgeddon Jumps the Shark…Again, Finland the Permanent Frozen Wasteland, Russia is Lucky (Not Happy), Katy Perry Almost Jumps the Shark, Everyone Hates 2014, Don Lemon Jumps the Shark in a Blizzardmobile, Russ (Commercially) Jumps the Shark, Storey (Pacifically) Jumps the Shark, and all our Sports Teams Jump the Shark.

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Mep Report #131: MepCoin Launches!

The emu rings the opening bell late last month to usher in the new flightless bird-based currency.

The emu rings the opening bell late last month to usher in the new flightless bird-based currency.

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You Will Not Crucify Us on a Cross of MepCoin, Barnacles on the Bitcoin Boat, Greg Doesn’t Want to be Mr. Potter, How Much Coin Could A MepCoin Mep if a MepCoin Could Coin Mep, Greg will [REDACTED] when Russ [REDACTED] because Storey [REDACTED], The Only Winning Game is to Mep, and Long Movies are Long, Snoozefest are Snooze.

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Interstellar — A Journey To Nowhere


Having just returned from the Arclight Cinemadome, having watched Christopher Nolan’s three-hour love letter to Stanley Kubrick on a ghetto-IMAX 70mm screen, I am resisting the urge to tear it apart. After all:

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Mep Report #128: Back from the Dead


After almost three and a half years without a podcast, The Mep Report is officially back!

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Just in time for Halloween, the Meppers are back from the dead! Hear Greg, Russ, and Storey relate what they’ve been up to the last forty months of wandering in the desert.

Expect more regular podcasts to come!

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Olberman on Hicks

Was surprised to learn that Keith Olberman is yet another Bill Hicks disciple. I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the anti-authoritarian, silly streak in both of them. Yet, this was a pleasant and totally unexpected convergence. Happy to have attended the LA premiere of this.

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Ancient Comedy Jedi

There’s a reason that Conan O’Brien yawns at the sight of Tom Cruise, but gets all jittery when in the presence of Jonathan Winters.

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

An absolute must-see documentary that premieres this weekend in selected theaters. For those not in the know, Bill Hicks, is considered one of the patron saints of contemporary stand up comedians. He used comedy as a conduit to changing people’s perceptions about their world. In doing so, he levied the harshest possible criticisms of the status quo, while seemingly remaining completely uncorrupted by the forces that pulled at him as his celebrity grew.

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