TMR #143: Toastmasters, We’re Calling You Out

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The History of Canadian and American Thanksgiving, Thank-You-Note Day, America Exports a Holiday, Who Wants Trident… Missiles?; We Call Out Toastmasters: Why Does Toastmasters Exist?, Toastmasters Anonymous, Fisher Price My First Speech, Today You are Not a Man, Golden Brown Toast, Toastmasters Younger than 75; and The Sad Sordid Tale of Russ’ Addiction to Virtual Star Wars Trading Cards.

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Mep Report #142: When Emus Attack

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Do You Want Money or Not?, A Day Where You Live in Famy, Bill Hicks Aborts Miley Cyrus, If Tolkien Were Hitler then Beggars Would Ride, Gandhi the Face-Eating Lizard, Attack of the Emu!, A Failure of Emurality, Steph Dwarfs Russ’ Klout, Do You Really Want to Live Forever?, Nominees for Speaker of the House, It’s Time to Play the Music, It’s Time to Light the Lights, and Oh Canadian Elections!

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Mep Report #141: The World War III Will Not Be Facebooked

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Don’t Empty the Trash!, the Benefits of Binge-Watching, Ichiro and the Technical Difficulties, It’s World War III You Guys, I Learned it on Facebook!, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Slaves, We Live in the Matrix (Statistically), Neil DeGrasse-Tyson v. Philosophy, Lawrence Lessig for Debate, Twitter v. Facebook, and the One World Corporation.

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Mep Report #140: The Locust Episode

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140: The Plauge of Locusts Anniversary, Locusts in a Jersey, Bringing the Grasshopper View to the Locusts, Greg’s Good Old Gaming, Shark-Shark Locusts, Neo-Retro Gamers, 7 Billion Locusts, Being the Best Locust You Can Be, Locusts Anonymous, Russ Sells IMDB, Coaching as Methodone, Living in the Moment, Performative Body Departure, Storey is Dennis Quaid, Sending Messages Back in Time, Lost in Lost, and the Spinny Thing in Your Brain that Controls Everything.

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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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBDnYE1WjI)

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Mep Report #138: This is Not a Rabbit

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Storey Definitely Doesn’t Have a Rabbit, How Many Superheroes Can We Fit on the Head of a Pin?, Jurassic Minecraft, Camelot Unchained, Death Comes for the RPGer, Greg Fears the Sex Scene, Rachel Doelezal, The Future is Now, and Science Fiction is Hogwash.

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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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Who Watches the Watchers?

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YouTuber Review covers LPers playing their favorite games

LP, or the ‘Let’s Play’ genre has made a full-scale assault on YouTube. Forget Beiber, forget Gaga, forget Grumpy Cat. It’s video gamers recording themselves playing video games that rate the most subscribers and the most views in the billion dollar landscape of digital video. Sitting atop the LP pinnacle, is a slightly affected Sweedish savant, Felix, Kjellberg, otherwise known as PewDiePie. With over 38 million subscribers, he reigns supreme.

A world in which Beyonce demands wall to wall news coverage and Pews gets none, is a skewed world. Enter YouTuber Review. Read More »

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Mep Report #136: Ronald Reagan, King of the Star-Murderers

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Remembering how Ronald Reagan forgot, Russ takes performance-enhancing drugs… for life, Russ embraces Hemingway and runs with the bulls, Box and won, Russ is as cold as ice – he wants you to sacrifice, Rutgers: home of unending disaster, Freely choosing to limit all future choices, Flowers for Gooberman, Gooberman’s Choice, Wilson’s Choice, Don’t Fear the Reaper?, Spoilers!, the further perfection of the King of the Star-Murderers, and baby boxing.

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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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