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    March 3, 2014 @ 1:19 am

    BTL #99 - THE ONE BEFORE ONE HUNDRED - 3/3/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. #AdeleNazeem wins the Oscar for best meme.


    2. Russia’s attempts to recreate the Soviet Union run into the predictable problem of nobody wanting to be in it.  


    3. Gays are now welcome in Arizona.  Unsurprisingly, most of them still don’t want to go there.


    4. The word “Obamacare” finally has a good connotation so we’re going to start using it again.


    5. MILITARY SPENDING CUTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING?!  Is this real?


    6. Rainy LA could really use a local version of Kentucky’s “Ark Encounter” theme park.


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    February 10, 2014 @ 12:05 am

    BTL #96 - LETS TALK OLYMPICS - 2/10/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Most hated Winter Olympics in recent memory wins us over with extra figure skating events.


    2.  Republicans vow to do nothing in 2014, still think you’re lazy for wanting health insurance.


    3.  Los Angeles congressional primary to pit the vaguely “spiritual” against the fully exasperating  (#whitepeopleproblems)


    4. Charlie Crist runs in gubernatorial election on the hope that Florida will get less horrible over time.


    5. Women no longer have to worry about their libidos after hearing Mike Huckabee say “sexual drive” on national television.


    6. New evidence proves that God didn’t do much historical research before penning the Bible.


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    January 13, 2014 @ 1:13 am

    BTL #92 - THE BAD KIND OF TONY SOPRANO - 1/13/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1.  Chris Christie finally one-ups Tony Soprano, reclaims his position as the king of the bad kind of being “New Jersey”


    2.  Robert Gates bitterly discusses Obama’s thoughtful approach to war as nearly treasonous


    3.  Iran’s deal-to-make-deal-to-make-a-deal goes into effect...in a few weeks


    5.  North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman will not be fighting for Kenneth Bae’s  freedom, but will be fighting for rebounds in Kim Jong-Un’s birthday basketball blowout


    6.  W. Virginia and Utah.  Don’t live there.


    7.  Science offers long-awaited proof that cats are evil


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    January 7, 2014 @ 12:16 am

    BTL #91 - ICE CREAM SOCIALITES - 1/07/14

    In Which We Discuss:


    1. The North Pole gets lost, can now be found wandering aimlessly through Wisconsin


    2. Rep. Boehner pats self on back for successfully carrying out the least productive year in Congressional history


    3. A brief review of just how right we were in 2013


    4. The Christmas Eve spin machine goes into overdrive


    5. This week on Hillary Pillory: Clinton SuperPACs are already competing to run her campaign into the ground before it starts


    6.  Family-hating Virginia resident Liz Cheney pulls out of Wyoming senate primary against well-liked ice-cream socialite Mike Enzi


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    June 30, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    Brain Trust Live #67 - GAY MARRIED TO ARGLE-BARGLE - 6/30/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The end of DOMA, Prop 8, Texas SB5, and...racism?

    2. Senate passes immigration reform bill now sentenced to “ash heap of history”

    3. Senate congratulates itself on immigration reform, forgets to pass student loan debt releif

    4. Wendy Davis is a frigging badass

    5. Southwestern heatwave proves global warming is 100% real

    6. NSA not only spying on American Citizens, but also on our EU allies!

    7. Plus, the continued saga of Edward Snowden, an on the scene update on the NYC Mayor’s race, and an unusual “tourism” PR campaign for an entire nation that you’ll probably only see on Fox News...

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    May 12, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

    Brain Trust Live #60 - BENGHAZI IS STILL A THING - 5/13/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Benghazi hearings reveal that the only new info about Benghazi is that it's entirely about Hillary Clinton

    2. IRS potentially being run by entry-level 20-something analysts

    3. The Heritage Foundation outs itself as being exactly as racist as we all suspected

    4. South Carolina provides convincing scientific proof that Anthony Weiner can be mayor of New York, sex scandals be damned!

    5. The entire NRA platform is still proving troublesome for NRA and supporters

    6. Global warming update: we're more likely to die than ever. Literally each second that passes is a second in which we are closer to our deaths.

    7. BTL exclusive: Christ Christie unofficially declares his 2016 candidacy

    And as always, check our Twitter @braintrustlive and Facebook pages throughout the week for links, musings and more!

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    May 2, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

    Brain Trust Live #59 - THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN - 5/3/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Barbara Bush finally says what’s been on America’s mind for a long time:  “We’ve had enough Bush’s”

    2. More arrests in the Boston Bombing plot lead republicans to remember why they hate all immigrants

    3. Being a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay is the best diet plan EVER

    4. Even Rockefeller Republicans know that gays are good for business.  Will the NBA realize the same?

    5. In an effort to shore up the two-dimensional vote, Mark Sanford vigorously debates a cardboard cut-out of Nancy Pelosi

    6. Will Ted Cruz be the first Canadian President of America?  Not if it requires reading the Constitution.

    7. Do you have one too many children?  Is your gun arsenal missing a gun small enough for a five year-old to handle?  Solve both problems at once with the Cricket!

    And as always, check our Twitter @braintrustlive and Facebook pages throughout the week for links, musings and more!
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    April 15, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    Brain Trust Live #57 - INSENSITIVE SEND-OFFS - 4/15/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. The witch is dead (ding dong!), which leads us to our most insensitive Rest In Peace yet!

    2. The bipartisan gun control bill clears first hurdle, might trip on the second and wouldn’t win a race in effectiveness anyway

    3. Watergate, the Kentucky edition

    4. Republicans plan to save business by continuing to let women go penniless

    5. Elizabeth Warren’s brilliance still doesn’t annoy us like such  perfection usually would

    6. Plus, douchebags, carpetbagging, baggy pants, and bad choices you can make on Twitter

    And as always, check our Twitter @braintrustlive and Facebook pages throughout the week for links, musings and more!

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    March 24, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Brain Trust Live #54 - UNLIKELY ALLIANCES - 3/25/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1. Lila wins the internet, and buzzfeed commits some serious thought crime.

    2. The greatest story to come out of the crazy 2012 republican primary.

    3. Israeli pundits prove to be just as irritating as American ones during Obama’s brief visit to the region.

    4. The senate finally passes a budget, 4 years and 13 hrs later.

    5. Rich people are awful.  An in-depth conversation about why.

    6. Republicans still trying to figure out their post-Portman stance on gay marriage.  Unknowinlgy offering reasons to support it as reasons for their opposition.

    7. Plus, guns, deadly asteroids, and other dangers of living in Glendale.

    Look out for our weekly blog post, coming Thursday, and as always, remember to follow us on Twitter @braintrustlive and find us on Facebook!

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    February 25, 2013 @ 1:28 am

    Brain Trust Live #50 - OSCARS EPISODE - 2/25/13

    In Which We Discuss:

    1) We both do better in our Oscar predictions than Nate Silver

    2) Sequester deadline looms again and lawmakers may or may not do anything about it

    3) Catholic church continues to do nothing to help itself in the area of scandal; slowly digging its own grave

    4) Is Obama pushing for a federal gay marriage law so that he can get gay married for a second time?

    5) Senator Cruz channels his inner Joe McCarthy

    6) State legislatures take up the important issues of the day, like human/animal hybrids and the need for access to quality road kill meat

    7) Plus Snakes, Killer robots, Sinkholes and the most terrifying of them all...Guy Fieri!

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