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    August 23, 2015 @ 10:36 pm

    BTL #167 - FRIED BUTTER AT THE SOAPBOX - 8/24/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Brent went to the Iowa State fair for you, so you wouldn’t have to eat fried butter.

    2. Americans can rest easy knowing that Donald Trump has promised to never ride a bicycle or eat Oreos ever again.  Whew, relief!

    3. Scott Walker has an opinion on the 14th Amendment.  Actually, he has all of the opinions.

    4. Hillary Clinton email scandal has gotten so bad, even Joe Biden thinks maybe he could be president now.

    5. Greek prime minister calls news elections in effort to run against his past sel

    6. Ashley Madison leak provides most comprehensive list of evangelical Christians ever compiled

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    May 17, 2015 @ 10:15 pm

    BTL #155 - THE GREAT REPUBLICAN TICKLE-FIGHT - 5/18/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. We successfully crashed the CA Democratic Convention.  Screw the rules!

    2. Jeb Bush battles the hypothetical question of whether Jeb Bush should be answering hypothetical questions as a candidate

    3. Massive carnage on an Amtrak route they frequent won’t stop Congress from making cuts to infrastructure spending

    4. We’re still giving out the death penalty, a discussion

    5. Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield tickle-fight for charity

    6. Andrew Keegan brings us the most Los Angeles story ever written


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    March 29, 2015 @ 11:52 pm

    BTL #148 - AMATEUR BOXING - 3/30/15

    In Which We Discuss:

    1.  Finally chance to remember the knockouts in Harry Reid’s amateur boxing career, mediocre Senate career

    2. A beloved french fry restaurant, site of many an important high school gossip summit, now sits in a pile of rubble due to East Village explosion tragedy

    3. 2016 presidential field split on important issues like male pattern baldness, country music, monarchy 

    4. Indiana finally gives everybody a reason to ban travel to Indiana, a net win for all Americans

    5. Ellen Pao loses lawsuit, still wins at proving the tech industry is a disgusting rich boys club

    6. Christian minister knows she’s a prophet because hollywood films are super predictable

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    May 27, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

    BTL #109 - MANIFESTO FEST - 5/27/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. War on Masculinity claims another victim as the War on Guns continues amassing a staggering record of defeat


    2. Feminism is en vogue this month.  Try it.


    3. If Darrell Issa can’t win Benghazi, he’ll make sure nobody can


    4. Ukraine is either at war with itself or with Russia, nobody can be sure, but one thing that is sure is that everybody is dying


    5. Obama’s latest drawdown proposal brings up the important question of why we still have troops in Afghanistan to begin with


    6. The Volunteer State will not be stopped by socialist Europe when it comes to murdering its own citizens in cruel and unusual ways


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    February 23, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #98 - THE NEWLY EMINENT DOMAIN - 2/24/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. An Olympics grudge match leaves the US stuck with Justin Bieber for another four years


    2. Sochi, surprisingly, goes off without a hitch.  Sadly the rest of the world is falling apart.


    3. Colorado marijuana tax revenue will now go to plans to ensure they have no more marijuana tax revenue


    4. According to Tom Delay, the bestselling author of the Bible apparently also founded the most powerful nation in the world.  Busy guy.


    5. Ted Nugent doing some serious projecting with his “subhuman mongrel” criticism of Obama


    6. Birther Queen real estate dentist lawyer Orly Taitz looks to top her 3% haul of votes in 2012 in her race for Attorney General


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    January 27, 2014 @ 12:29 am

    BTL #94 - THE HOUSE THAT UNCLE SUGAR BUILT - 1/27/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  GOP bogeyman Uncle Sugar will turn your daughter into a sex-crazed birth control addict.  Thanks for the warning, Hucky.


    2. This week on Hillary Pillory: Planet Hillary shoots into orbit, prepares for war with Klingons, Rand Paul.


    3.  Obamacare sign-ups surge, giving the GOP plenty to remain seated for at this week’s State of the Union speech.


    4. Note to McDonnell and D’Souza, if you’re caught committing a blatant crime, it’s not a liberal witch hunt, it’s just American justice.


    5.  Ashley Wagner’s mother feels way too comfortable going to the Sochi Olympics, terrorist threat or not.


    6.  Unfortunately, Roman peace doves are poorly trained in the art of bird war.


    7.  Justin Bieber is arrested during the internet’s most excruciatingly slow drag race.


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    November 3, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

    BTL #85 - ERROR TERROR - 11/4/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Healthcare.gov now just one giant error message, but this time on purpose


    2. America wishes Ted Cruz’s father would follow own advice and go back to home country (and/or Mars)


    3. Everything you’ve always thought about Michele Bachmann’s hair is true


    4. On this week’s Hillary Pillory: Schuming commences for Hillary 2016


    5. Professional snow shoveler Cory Booker makes his way to Washington.  Worried swampy weather may diminish his appeal


    6. As if removing your shoes isn’t already annoying, now you might get shot on your way to security


    7. Buying yourself lung cancer now significantly more expensive and difficult for New York City teenagers trying to look aloof

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    October 20, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    BTL #83 - THE SELF-DESTRUCT SEQUENCE - 10/21/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Shutdown end triggers GOP self-destruct sequence


    2. Republicans too busy losing popular support to notice winning anti-Obamacare argument staring them in the face


    3. Introducing our newest weekly segment: the Hillary Pillory


    4. New Jersey courts pave the way for Showtime’s newest series: The GTL Word


    5. Eric Holder holds the line with JP Morgan, gets us some money


    6. Plus, needless asskicking, teacup hospitality explained, and zany socks galore!


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    August 25, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    BRAIN TRUST LIVE #75 - THE DAY THE NEWS CAME (W/ GUEST: ARTHUR TEBBEL) - 8/26/13

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. Syria gets more crazy by the moment, but luckily Al Jazeera America launched just in time to gives us the facts no one else would


    2. Only 50 years later, MLK’s "I Have a Dream" speech is finally front page news at the Washington Post


    3. Bradley/Chelsea Manning’s surprise announcement sparks an entire week of pronoun debates


    4. Serial sexual harasser Bob Filner FINALLY resigns as mayor of San Diego


    5. Ted Cruz doesn’t realize he’s Canadian, despite having been born in a canadian hospital... in Canada


    6. NYT gives ambivalent endorsement to Quinn...and Lila is furious!


    7. America’s long crazy history of secession finds its latest example in the potential new state of North Colorado


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    July 22, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Brain Trust Live #70 - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF BABIES - 7/23/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Breaking news: Baby born in Britain!

    2. Lack of justice in Florida still causing near riots elsewhere

    3. A rare point/counterpoint on the Rolling Stone cover

    4. Canadian immigrant Ted Cruz is currently America’s leading immigrant hater/constitution denier

    5. John Boehner: America’s most important lawmaker, hates making laws.

    6. Detroit mysteriously just now declaring bankruptcy

    7. North Dakota’s restrictive abortion law gets its day in court, gets laughed out of the room

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