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East Meets West 197 – And the nominees are…

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As an experiment, we do some live commentary during the Oscar’s about the nature of movies awards, fashion, and more. Scott Johnson from Film Sack and Nicole Spagnuolo from The Movielicious lend their perspective as well.

Get the episode at this link: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.archive.org/download/EastMeetsWest197AndTheNomineesAre/eastmeetswest197.mp3

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  • Veazey

    To paraphrase Jim Gaffigan, “Hey, buddy, I like Star Trek VI.”

  • ryan

    Roger I want to get your take on a recent story in the Economist about gendercide, specifically this bit:

    “There are even signs of distorted sex ratios in America, among various groups of Asian-Americans. In 1975, calculates Mr Eberstadt, the sex ratio for Chinese-, Japanese- and Filipino-Americans was between 100 and 106. In 2002, it was 107 to 109.”

    Do you think this is true among Chinese-Americans today, especially the younger generation? It it talked about within that community?

    Link to the story:


  • G'day Tom and Roger (and Scott and Nicole),

    Tom asked for feedback on the live commentating thing, and I had been planning on giving mine anyway, so here it is.

    I'm now seriously hoping that you four will create a new podcast, airing irregularly, commentating everything from Superbowl and award shows (like the Oscars) to stupid things like Curling and the nightly news.

    I really loved the range of opinion, from Roger who apparently hasn't seen a movie since the late 80's to Nicole who apparently hasn't left the theatre since the late 80's. I'd LOVE to see another Subbrilliant/Frogpants creation just with live commentaries on everything.

    And please, make it the whole recording. I was really disappointed that I didn't get to hear you ramble on through the whole nominations. If people don't want to listen, they'll fast forward to the good bits. Maybe you can even chapterise it like some podcasts do.

    OK, I'll shut up now. Loved the episode! Want more!

  • Matt97

    This is a blog I read regularly and I thought this was a good way to see the health care reform

    The actual interview is in the first link so people can look at the actual interview.

    I would like to note that the health care costs is a tax that is taxed by private organizations and not the government. Think about this, the percentage of the GDP of the US government in FY2010 is a little over 40% (http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_20th_cen…) while the Health care percentage is expected in FY2010 to be over 17%. Another way to see it is that people are paying an additional 40% of your tax bill into health care. I think the issue that is clear is noted in the interview in that there is a constituency for all the health care money and as the amounts get large they get organized and lobby. There is a lot of money at stake and the question is when will the bearers of the costs (i.e. Joe Six-pack) get angry enough to fight the health care constituencies?