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200 Frotcasts! We celebrate with Film.com's Laremy Legel, who joins at the top top of the frot to read us his latest list and talk about Transcendence, which he also thought was much better than its 19% RT recommended rating would indicate. We answer a few of your reader questions about comedy and anal, and Ben calls us direct from Thailand (KaplanVisuals.com, if you're wondering what he's been up to). Then we bring on everyone's favorite glib lesbian, Heather. She tells us about teaching writing at a prison, working as a mad scientist for children's parties, and what it's like being known around Brooklyn as "the lesbian who hates sex." 

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SF comedian and conspiracy nut Jason Dove drops by the Frotcast, while Uproxx's Ashley Burns joins via Skype to talk about the origin of Boo Boo Stewart, and we find the world's most evil viral ad. Burnsy introduces his pick for the song of the Summer, and we listen to the best interview of the week, with "Jammie," who spells his name visually. Burnsy complains about Empire Records, we get a Jaden Smith update, Jason Dove tells us about the latest conspiracies, we read your porn emails and Brendan tells us about a dance battle he got into at a wedding. 

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William Head is a San Francisco comedian and filmmaker by night, gay porn editor by day. We talk to him about what it's like being a straight man who edits gay porn, and how he came upon such a lifestyle. We discuss Vice's "Why San Francisco Is The Worst City Ever" article, our personal experience with such things, and San Francisco stereotypes in general, such as the "City Full of Hall Monitors" assessment that we coined a while ago. This brings us to our initial impressions of HBO's Bay Area-based new show, Silicon Valley. Ben and I discuss/argue Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and we pitch Dikembe Mutombo as David Letterman's replacement. Tell me you wouldn't watch that.

This week's Frot crew: FilmDrunk Editor Vince Mancini, Ben, Brendan, and San Francisco comedian Matt Lieb. Frot on! Wish Ben luck, this will be has last in-frotquarters 'cast for at least four months.

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This week, the Frotcast welcomes Shit My Dad Says author Justin Halpern, creator of Surviving Jack, which has its second episode this Thursday at 9:30 on Fox. Comedian Matt Lieb also joins. Lieb, Ben, and Justin discuss Jewish stereotypes, including Pat Robertson's comment that Jews "don't work on their cars or mow their lawns because they're too busy polishing their diamonds." Justin tells us absurd stories about dealing with network TV's standards and practices, including instances in which you can and can't say "blumpkin." We discuss Noah for a bit (potential spoilers from one hour to one hour seven minutes), as well as Wolf of Wall Street, which Ben just saw. We finish things off with a discussion of whether satire is possible in an internet this stupid, and the saga of Marine Todd, plus your voicemails and emails. Frot on!

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"Can I Keep My Jersey?: 11 Teams, 5 Countries, and 4 Years in My Life as a Basketball Vagabond" author Paul Shirley joins us on the Frotcast this week. SF Comedian Matt Lieb also replaces Bret, in preparation for our FilmDrunk Frotcast Comedy Meet-Up tonight (Thursday March 27th) at Lost Weekend Video in San Francisco. We talk Noah, 12 Years a Slave, Bad Words, and Paul and Brendan compare their journeyman stories from pro basketball in Greece, Spain, and Russia; and pro football in Germany, respectively. What do coaches say when they have to cut you? Is Mark Madsen still a virgin? Brendan and Paul know. Plus, Ben partied with with Party President SkyBlue of LMFAO in Hawaii, and the tall guys (Brendan, Paul, and Matt) have a good cry about how hard it is being of God-like stature. Enjoy.

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What makes a good troll article? How can you write a fake sports column that sounds believable enough to fool half the people, while being a hilarious parody to the other half? Grantland's Andrew Sharp, former writer of SB Nation's "Troll Tuesday," current writer of Grantland's #HotSportsTakes, joins us on this week's Frotcast to explain. We get the skinny on who he's fooled, who he's pissed off, and who he's sleeping with (maybe). Vince, Brendan, and Matt Lieb are in the Frotquarters this week. We also cover Matt's drop-in set at City Hall to do gentrification comedy (no, seriously), why San Francisco is full of bossy pricks, the return of "DEEZ NUTS," the most recent 30 for 30, and UFC 172. ENJOY!

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If you're looking to avoid True Detective spoilers, we don't get particularly spoilery, but you can skip 39 minutes to about 53 if you really want to be safe. 

Matt Lieb is back in the Frotquarters with Vince, Bret, Ben, and Brendan this week. We open the show talking about what we think Veronica Mars might be about. Somehow this leads to a contest over the best Korn gibberish impression. Tweet the winner at #FreakOnALeashContest.That leads to a discussion of the worst nü-metal bands and forgotten early 90s music. Ben talks about the Whoop Dreams premiere in Chicago, and we play a deleted scene of Matt wishing he was getting laid (15:50). Brendan tells us about the ultimate tourist he saw in Hawaii (19:00). We discuss the kissing viral video that was actually an ad (22:30). We reminisce about Ugly Kid Joe for a while and wonder why no one shouts "Guitaaaah!" before the guitar solo anymore (28:00). Fake Bret shows up around 36:00 for an episode of "Fake Brettective." 
We talk the True Detective from 39-53 and the obnoxiousness of people's theories about it. We find a horrible Esquire article, and Matt tells us about why he pees sitting down (1 hour). We talk about Kickstarter and Veronica Mars, and why hobos don't carry bindles anymore. Anyway, enjoy, tell a friend, and come see Vince do comedy at the Sports Basement at 6 pm this Friday (San Francisco). 
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This week on the Frotcast, comedian Matt Lieb is back in the Frotquarters, doing impressions of dead British men and freestyling to the song composed entirely out of Jeff Goldblum's creepy laugh. The FilmDrunk.com & friends gang talk about the Oscars, including the various 12 Years A Slave controversies, and we listen to Steven Seagal's latest assessment of Russia and their policy towards the Ukraine. Bret, Vince, and Matt all saw Fruitvale Station, so we talk about that and the nature of "based on a true story" movies in general. We wrap things up by talking about True Detective, and the basic suicide theories going around.

Enjoy, and remember, if you don't tell your friends about the Frotcast, you're not a real fan of the Frotcast.

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Comedian/recovering heroin addict Matt Lieb joins the crew on this week's Frotcast. Ben, Vince, and Matt are live from San Francisco, Bret joins us via Skype from New York. We all saw Captain Phillips this week, which we discuss. Matt liked Tom Hanks in shock at the end. Returning from his travels, Vince talks about Berlin, London, and Budapest, and how the locals never take you to eat cuisine of the country you're in. We talk about the Oscars this Sunday, which Ben and Bret refuse to watch and wonder how anyone can watch it. Matt talks about why he doesn't like Her, and why he hates museums. Finally, we wrap things up with a discussion of San Francisco's Google Glass lady, who said she was a victim of a "hate crime" when people at a bar (Molotov's) yelled at her and pulled her glasses off. Matt wonders if we're just being mean to her because it seems acceptable, even if pulling off someone's glasses and bullying them is totally unacceptable behavior. Then we listen to her talk and we all wonder if she's actually another anti-gentrification group plant meant to represent "clueless techie," which would actually make a lot of sense.

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This week on the Frotcast, we welcome SB Nation's Matt Ufford. We talk Super Bowl watching and snacks with the Seahawks fan and NFL vlogger, and what it was like being a fan of a championship-winning team for once. Other topics include the total clusterF of the Sochi Olympics, and Sochi Fail Porn, and we update the standings in our fantasy Oscar draft. Enjoy!

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This week on the FilmDrunk Frotcast, we're talking about True Detective (the final shot of that last episode!), Spike Jonze's Her, and we bring on our favorite comedian Joe Sinclitico, who has a whole new batch of movie pitches. Other topics include the sad realization of what male strippers look like in real life, the doc This is What Winning Looks Like, and why Joe is terrible at chewing gum. Until next week.

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This week on the Frotcast, we're joined in studio by comedian David Gborie and on Skype by Matthew Reynolds, director and star of The Great Chicken Wing Hunt. Matt quit his job as a Reuters writer in Slovakia and dragged his Slovakian girlfriend back to his hometown of Buffalo to make a documentary about a search for the world's best chicken wing, a cockamamie adventure that saw him spend 16 days in an RV with a Slovakian film crew, a professional eater, and a handful of odd fellas that all decided to dedicate their lives to chicken wings.

We also talk about Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Hunt' which we all watched on Netflix, and David Gborie tells us about his time with Juggalos in Denver, and the year in high school he spent living in a slum in Sierra Leone.

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San Francisco comedian Matt Lieb returns to the Frotquarters, along with Brendan and FilmDrunk's Vince Mancini, with Bret joining via Skype. This week, we talk Lone Survivor, and whether the fact that Peter Berg is a borderline psychotic jingo makes him a better action movie director. We talk about Steven Seagal's possible run for governor of Arizona, introduce the song of the week - "Get Swoll" - and tell some stories from the world of stand-up, including heckler pilots, and the guy who shaves his fake bleeding fake vagina and takes dumps on stage (who you sometimes have to try to follow). Life's so rad.

Also, we're sick of you all acting embarrassed when you tell us that this is your favorite podcast. Be proud! Tell your friends! WE SHALL CONQUER THE WORLD!

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San Francisco comedian Matt Lieb and Bret join Vince and Brendan LIVE IN FROTQUARTERS to debate Wolf of Wall Street, along with Film.com's Laremy Legel joining via Skype. Other topics include the hometown news blotter, in which we read about murders involving people we went to high school with, Matt Lieb's Lord of the Rings holiday, and Shia Labeouf's latest idiotic fake apology. We finish things off with an argument I had with Comcast robots in which I tried to get them to feel. It's easily the best Frotcast of 2014!

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FILMDRUNK FROTCAST BEST OF 2013

Yes, Virginia, there is a Frotcast! Unprompted and unsolicited, our new MVP listener (MVL?) Token created this Best of 2013 Frotcast, with all your favorite Frotcast bits from 2013. Well, all of his, anyway. Segments include:

Jim Belushi is the master of his vehicle
Justin Halpern’s interrupting dog and baby
Alison Stevenson’s toilet condom.
The 10 Rules of Christian Dating
David Gborie hates Vince’s bandanna
Ben’s trip to the sperm bank
Matt Lieb discovers quicksand porn
The Mormon name spelling bee

And much, much more. If there's a Frotcast virgin in your life who you want to introduce to the Frotcast, this is a great place to start.

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Matt Lieb was back in the Frotquarters this week, joining Bret and Burnsy via Skype. We talked about the Shia Labeouf plagiarism fiasco, Burnsy explained some of his choices for the worst movies of 2013, and we had a classic movie discussion of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing.

This week's clips included The Most Confusing Commercial Ever, The Most Australian News Clip of All Time, and a couple embarrassing accidental voice mails (don't forget to hang up your phone next time you leave one!).

If you're listening and you haven't gotten to the Australia TV clips yet, I'd recommend sticking around.

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This week on the Frotcast, San Francisco comedian Matt Lieb drops by to tell us all about his latest healthy relationship after his last girl choked him out and spit on his face in a minivan. We listen to the song of the week, Tay Allyn, and her amazing commencement speech. We talk about Andy Serkis's mo-cap Animal Farm movie, and Bret gives us the illustrator/coder's perspective on hating motion-capture. Bret saw the Hobbit, but not in time to record. He did see The Way Way Back though! And of course, we talk about Tila Tequila's wonderful anti-semitic breakdown in which she talks about the hollow moon, the synagogue of Satan, the illuminati, etc. etc. Fun for the whole family!

Quote: "I'm fake and gay? THIS WHOLE COURTROOM IS FAKE AND GAY!" -Our pitch for 'Mr. Smith Goes to the Internet.'

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This week on the Frotcast, the world's best sort-of movie podcast, we've got SBNation's Matt Ufford joining us via Skype. We start things off old school, with the latest poop transplant news, including the poop pill pioneering being done in Canada. We transition into a discussion of Kevin Connolly's (E from Entourage) 30 for 30 episode. We get into our favorite TV shows of the week. Before long I introduce the rest of the Frot gang to our new obsession, the vegan hippie rap bros Chef Seth and Pa-Chow. They even inspire a new character, "The Pomegrandler," the hippie vegan Whole Foods answer to The Hamburglar. We talk a little about Paul Walker and the anus of SEO, before finishing things off with The Listener Word Bucket, including your relationship questions about whether your lady should accept your porn watching and the etiquette of herpes dating. Enjoy. Tell your friends and all that sh*t.

Live, love, Frot.

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Bret, Laremy, and Vince on this early holiday episode. We open the show talking about heckler stories, including Vince's recent experience with the drunk girl at the dueling piano bar who kicked the piano man in the face. We lead into Spike Lee's Oldboy remake (full review forthcoming) and the idea of remakes in general. Based on Sharlto Copley in Oldboy and Jodie Foster in Elysium, we discuss the most ill-advised acting performances of this year, and of all time. We talk about Only God Forgives and misanthropic directors, and promos for network TV shows that are so ridiculous they feel like SNL sketches. We wrap it up with your emails about dates gone wrong, horrible break-ups, job troubles, church, existential buffoons, and dominatrices.

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This week on the Frotcast, we're joined by Workaholics co-creator Connor Pritchard, who recently wrote The Order of the Magi, and has been promoting it with elaborate scavenger hunt. This week's theme is "The Idiot Guru," which was inspired this news story we heard about, where Justin Lookado was in a bit of hot water for giving some sweet dating advice like "dateable girls know how to shut up" to high schoolers. We go through his "10 Rules of Dateability" for men and women, such as "Men of God are wild, not domesticated."

There's also our song of the week, Peter Dante's N-word meltdown, creepy James Toback, Daniel Day-Lewis's son the rap star, Wolf of Wall Street subject Jordan Belfort's motivational speaking tour, and your emails.

Enjoy! Email at us at frotcast@gmail.com. Write us some reviews, and send us links to them!

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This week on the FilmDrunk Frotcast, we bring on Alison Stevenson, she of Vice and FilmDrunk's award-winning "Rum and Rom-Coms" feature fame. We talk about Vince and Matt Lieb's Hobbit meal at Denny's, the "financial domination" seminar Alison attended, and all of the movies Ben has been watching during chemo, including Skyfall and Man of Steel.

We share dating stories, including Alison's OKCupid date on mushrooms. We answer your questions, including Brendan's stories about how the NFL deals with concussions, and a reader who has implemented "Hater Court" at a daycare. Plus another about a homeless lady putting speed stick on her vagina. Good times, good times.

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This week on the FilmDrunk Frotcast, Ben is down south finishing up chemo, but we've got comedian Matt Lieb in the San Francisco frotquarters, plus Film.com's Laremy Legel via Skype and the rest of the Frotcast crew.

Topics include (in chronological order):

  • The Richie Incognito story, and NFL hazing (including Brendan’s personal experience with being hazed as an NFL offensive lineman).
  • Laremy’s Bell’s Palsy, and health problems that have befallen Gathering of the Juggalos attendees
  • Matt Lieb’s Sex Life
  • Boardwalk Empire & Eastbound and Down, and actresses being unrealistically attractive.
  • The scariest comedies and kids movies
  • The Danzig show, and egging Danzig’s new house
  • Your most obnoxious Facebook status updates
  • Relationship questions, including the girl whose boyfriend farts during sex.

As always, check out Frotcast.com to support the Frotcast, leave us lots of reviews, and tell your friends. frotcast@gmail.com; 415-275-0030

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Here's the deal, Jordan Morris from Jordan Jesse Go! (that's another podcast for those of you unfamiliar - DO NOT DESERT ME!) was in town this weekend, and the rest of the boys were at work, so we recorded a one-on-one podcast. It's not quite the normal Frotcast vibe you're used to, but we did get to talk lots about movies, cult movies, Jordan's favorite and least favorite interview subjects, and getting in early on the whole podcast phenomenon. Definitely not as many jokes or as much horseplay, but we did actually get complete some thoughts. Complete thoughts are probably overrated, but still. A good time was had by all. And by all I mean both. A good time was had by both. I think. Enjoy!

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This week we bring on Joe Sinclitico (the comedian formerly known as Joe King) who gives us his movie pitches and talks about Skyfall and Lincoln. We also learn that it is a LAX Brotherhood, not just LAX bros. Gustavo AlmaDOvar also stops by. Drunk on!

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This week on the Frotcast, we welcome San Francisco comic Alex Q. Huffman to the frotquarters, Ben surprise bloops in from Bermuda, and we talk to Michael Buhman and Dan, our correspondents who just got back from the Gathering of the Juggalos in Illinois. Alex tells us about traveling from Ohio to San Francisco, getting illegally evicted from his house and living in his car for more than a year, Ben bloops in drunk at 2 am in Bermuda, and we talk to Mike and Dan all about the Juggalo economy, Insane Clown Posse, underage girls, a guy selling toads, a gangbang on a bridge, and all the Juggaloism you can imagine. We talk Dave Mustaine's conspiracy theories about the Aurora and Sikh shootings, and finish things off with the guy who burned Cheerios at the General Mills factory to protest gay marriage but then had a heart attack. I guess you could say that the theme was dark comedy.

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