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I am interested in reading his late wife's book about the Golden State Killer.

 

I'd seen her on so many true crime shows and admired her thoughtfulness and intellect before ever even knowing who she was. Seems she was really coming into her own.

 

Patton's new special is, unsurprisingly, fucking great. The interview I linked makes it sound like he goes super dark or something for half of it, which is not the case. He punctuates the grief with some hilariously poignant observations. 

 

I honestly felt inspired and invigorated after watching it, and I'm not exaggerating. 

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I'm just excited that someone wrote a book about me.
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There were few celebrity deaths that hit me harder in 2016 than Michelle McNamara. She was one of my favorite writers, period, and I loved listening to her talk about the subject on the most obscure and random podcasts. She had the best theories and ideas - one of my favorite stories of hers was this fantasy she had about going to whatever Midwestern college Jon Benet Ramsey's brother went to and getting him drunk - and her devotion to this Golden State Killer case was unmatched. But more than that, she understood the cost of true crime writing, the toll it took, not just on the writer, but of course, on the victims. She understood that the late nights, the obsession, the neglecting of one's personal life, all of it was in service to something greater - resolution. When Patton, in the special, talks about how she was trying to make the world a better place, he was right. I loved her as an artist. I loved her so goddamn much. 

 

Anyway, that's all a precursor to say I knew the special was going to be a tough sit, but I had much the same reaction Jacob did - I came away from it feeling invigorated, sad, but inspired, too. It's such a funny, beautiful piece of work. It's really remarkable.

 

Watch through the end credits. 

 

And here's some of my favorite stuff by McNamara: 

http://www.lamag.com/longform/in-the-footsteps-of-a-killer/

http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/why-charles-manson-wont-die/


http://www.truecrimediary.com/index.cfm?page=cases&id=187 (this is maybe my favorite of hers) 

 

Podcasts: 

https://tdf.libsyn.com/tdf-ep-50-michelle-mc-namara
 

https://soundcloud.com/story-worthy/jon-benet-ramsey

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Out of rep. I'll be back.

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One day there will be a comedian whose material about having children is actually funny. One day.

Louis CK's parental stuff is pretty good, if a little shock-value-y.
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The story of the pony biting his daughter is great.
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Sorry if this has been shared before. If you've seen it, move on. I had never seen it, and I thought it was executed pretty wonderfully:

 

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Watched the Judah Friedlander special, thought it was pretty good, better than I was expecting actually. A lot of crowdwork, nothing overstays its welcome. Thumbs up.

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Watched the Judah Friedlander special, thought it was pretty good, better than I was expecting actually. A lot of crowdwork, nothing overstays its welcome. Thumbs up.

 

I was going to post something very similar. I watched it before crashing out last night, and laughed a few times. He's nearly unrecognizable.

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Every time I thumbs down a Jeff Dunham show on Netflix, it seems like a new one of his pops up as a recommendation. It's almost annoying enough to make me want to cancel.

 

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Watched the Judah Friedlander special, thought it was pretty good, better than I was expecting actually. A lot of crowdwork, nothing overstays its welcome. Thumbs up. 

Am I missing something with that horrendous laugh track?


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Watched the Judah Friedlander special, thought it was pretty good, better than I was expecting actually. A lot of crowdwork, nothing overstays its welcome. Thumbs up.

 

This was really good, wouldn't have watched it without your recommendations. I didn't know anything about Friedlander beforehand. The preview pic and the name of the special made it seem like some Larry the Cableguy piece of shit. Also liked the B&W look, gave this a really nice shabby and immediate feel.

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Am I missing something with that horrendous laugh track?

 

It was filmed live over a lot of different nights, do you have evidence of a laugh track enhancement, or do you just not believe people were laughing? They were certainly laughing in the crowd shots that also had Friedlander in them, at least.

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No. It just sounded unmistakably canned laughter to me. At minimum, it felt enhanced by canned laughter.
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Fair enough. I wonder if there's any way to find out, like if they legally have to admit in tiny print somewhere.

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This was really good, wouldn't have watched it without your recommendations. I didn't know anything about Friedlander beforehand. The preview pic and the name of the special made it seem like some Larry the Cableguy piece of shit. Also liked the B&W look, gave this a really nice shabby and immediate feel.

 

Never seen 30 Rock before?!

 

RECTIFY! 

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No. It just sounded unmistakably canned laughter to me. At minimum, it felt enhanced by canned laughter.

 

Like KISS: ALIVE!

 

They really should have done this with that Amy Schumer special. You could hear people coughing when she'd get to the punchline.

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They coach those audiences to laugh their asses off. Again, the specials are phony! They're not real comedy. You're all watching fake comedy!
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Tell us where we can buy tickets to one of your shows, Brad. I'd love to see one. Honestly.

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Well, go back in time to 2012...
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God I wish I could...

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