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Leland Cheuk and Paul M. Davis discuss films, TV, books, comedy, culture, technology, and the (alleged) decline of civilization.

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egad_catIn this impromptu, off-the-cuff, and lightly edited holiday episode of EGAD!, Leland and Paul ostensibly discuss our favorite comfort media that we turn to in times of sickness or year end. Including: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Airplane!, comedy specials and albums new and old (Chris Rock, Maria Bamford, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Chelsea Handler, Eddie Murphy’s RAW, etc.), and much more. Featuring holiday classics performed by Twisted Sister and Lita Ford, Skid Row, and Porn Orchard pretending to be Peter Murphy and Tom Waits!

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300px-BrogrammerBack in our day, coders were either tinkering nebbishes, family members incapable of human connection, or methed-out goths wearing unfortunate facial hair and flowing trenchcoats.

With the popularity of Watch Dogs, Halt and Catch Fire, Silicon Valley, and their ilk, Leland and Paul discuss the rise of the coder as a hip cultural figure — rebel hackers, iconoclastic visionaries, and brogrammer entrepreneurs. How did people staring at a terminal embody the most relevant cultural figures of our time? And do pop culture portrayals of rebel hackers bear any resemblance to reality?

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