Performance Art?

Does anyone else think that this entire podcast might just be a piece of performance art about the vagaries of Hollywood and the frustrations of show business? I could see Paul and co. pulling something like this off.

chalupabatman
chalupabatman
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on in its portrayal of how married people fight, and the longer this show goes on, the funnier it gets. So Kudos to Paul for putting it together.

chalupabatman
chalupabatman
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I posted my initial thoughts after listening to the first two episodes. I'm now caught up, and for a few reasons, I'm 100% convinced that the entire podcast is an intentional joke. First of all, from a legal standpoint, Paul wouldn't have been able to post the phone conversation with the desk jockey that stonewalls him without her signed consent. Second, there's no way that Cody just "happened" to find a private audio recording that Paul made from home. If Paul recorded it at home and then didn't come in to work, how did it get to the studio? He could have uploaded it, but why would he? Third--and this is the biggest reason--why on earth would Stallone agree to the podcast in the first place? Paul, June and Jason have torn so many of his movies--and Stallone himself--apart on "How Did This Get Made." I just don't see a guy with Stallone's ego agreeing to do a podcast with someone who mocks him so unrelentingly.

That being said, I find the joke funny. The argument with June was spot-

cameronh
cameronh
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I 100% agree you, DADHASADD, to suggest otherwise is to assume that Paul never intended to have Stallone on the podcast and that is simply preposterous! I have seen in various places people post things like, "I get the joke, but I don't find it funny," and that kind of thinking blows my mind with its cynicism. Is Paul a comedian? Yes. Does that mean everything he does has to be some kind of joke? Of course not. He is a Stallone super fan (just like us) who was promised a once in a lifetime opportunity. How horrible it is to come so close to your dream, only to have it viciously torn away.

For my part, I listen everyday believing that today will be the day, because if there is anything you can take away from this podcast it is the power of belief! And to all the haters out there, if you can't get behind that, then all I can say is that I pity your sad, sad lives.

dadhasadd
dadhasadd
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Not at all. We are just listening to a well-intentioned man having to deal with being stood up and big-timed by one of his heroes. It's kind of frustrating to feel so powerless, but all we can do is put the positive energy out there that Stallone will show up.

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