VIDEO–The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #1

by John Papa on August 18, 2014


If you’re too lazy to download a podcast, you can watch the recording of The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #1 in action here. Enjoy!

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The Papageorgiou Family Roundtable #1

by John Papa on August 18, 2014

papageorgiou family roundtable

(You can watch a video of this recording by clicking here.)

Hi all. Longtime listeners to Papa’s Basement have heard both my mom and brother on the air and, for a while now, people have asked, “Why not make a show of just your family?” Well, I did exactly that. We talked a bunch of current events, ranging from Ferguson to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Lauren Bacall’s death to Zelda Williams leaving social media after being harassed about her dead dad Robin. I hope you enjoy it and tell your friends about it if you do. I’m still doing the regular Papa’s Basement show twice a week, I just felt like putting this out there as well.

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"Draw me like one of your French girls."

“Draw me like one of your French girls.”

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The suicide of Robin Williams had the Internet abuzz with an outpouring of emotion and grief. We get into whether it’s genuine emotion or the standard, maudlin, overblown response that everyone is free to offer in the online age when appearing grief-stricken is a mere click away. I also discuss my own darker demons and offer my own advice to anyone going through the issues that Mr. Williams did.

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It can't be racist if it's a filthy Argentinian and witch-nosed Romanian telling you what neighborhoods to avoid.

It can’t be racist if it’s a filthy Argentinian and witch-nosed Romanian telling you what neighborhoods to avoid.

(If you want to watch the live video of me recording this episode, click here to watch it on YouTube.)

After warning you why you should never, ever eat Costco’s “All-American Chocolate Cake” (hint: it comes out the same it went in), we discuss the Sketch Factor app, which has been labeled by some as racist for telling you what neighborhoods to avoid based upon crime statistics. Can statistics be racist? I dunno. If it’s a flow chart keeping track of the different slants to the eyes of East-Asians, maybe. We also get into Joan Rivers coming under fire for her recent comments about Israel and Gaza and, in general, the fact that society is becoming really, really falsely sensitive.

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Note to the guys out there planning a threesome with your chick: Someone that looks like this probably isn't a smart option to invite to the party.

Note to the guys out there planning a threesome with your chick: Someone that looks like this probably isn’t a smart option to invite to the party.

This is a funny, funny episode that covers a lot of ground. We get into things to do while in Las Vegas (I’m visiting at the end of August), what to do when your friend who seemingly has it all also wins the lotto and, last but not least, the story of a guy who lets his chick pick another dude to have a threesome with. If you’re a man and that sounds like a bad idea to you, well, it is. Hear just how poorly things turned out on the latest episode of Papa’s Basement. Click below to share and subscribe! Word of mouth is how we get noticed, guys.

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I don't say this lightly, but Jack Reacher might be the best action movie of the past decade.

I don’t say this lightly, but Jack Reacher might be the best action movie of the past decade.

For a long time, Netflix has meant nothing to me but compulsive series viewing. That’s changed lately with some really good movies, which, of course, I’ve been crushing left and right. The movie I was most shocked to find myself liking? Listen and find out!

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All About That Bass — Papa’s Basement #408

by John Papa on July 28, 2014

The face that launched a thousand fights for me this weekend.

The face that launched a thousand fights for me this weekend.

I tell the story of my weekend from hell, rife with fights with my girlfriend due to the song “All About That Bass” and conflict with other family members because we are awful Greek scum and all we can do is fight. It’s a lighthearted episode.

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I've seen more fuckable photos of <a href=

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Ever since Vanilla Ice, white people have been ripping off black hip hop mannerisms and looking like damn fools for it. Iggy Azalea is the latest such dunce to hurl every black affectation possible at a piece of vinyl and get it released. I shit on her huge single “Fancy” on-air (sadly only metaphorically), get some potentially bad news about my favorite woman ever, Alexandra Daddario, and discuss seeing a play at the very, very artsy Capital Fringe Festival.

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Even the name “The Leftovers” sucks. “WAH I PUNCH WALL BECAUSE I’M SICK OF EATING REHEATED MEATLOAF!”

Even the name “The Leftovers” sucks. “WAH I PUNCH WALL BECAUSE I’M SICK OF EATING REHEATED MEATLOAF!”

There isn’t much I care about in life. HBO Sunday nights are one of them. Lately, however, between the ever-disappointing True Blood and the newly disappointing The Leftovers, they’ve been a shambles. Hear me bitch about what exactly I hate about The Leftovers, talk about my entry into the NBC Playground pilot contest and gripe about comedians (specifically Brittany Furlan) who cash in on their looks. So much rage. But hey, at least the outline of the episode I typed out accurately depicts what’s contained within. Yay for organization!

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Google the words "Mario Götze excited" for the photos we reference in this episode. They're pretty damn hilarious.

Google the words “Mario Götze excited” for the photos we reference in this episode. They’re pretty damn hilarious.

We talk about Germany’s World Cup win over Argentina, the world-calibre wang of the winning goal scorer Mario Götze, LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and why Rollergirl is the best woman that never existed.

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