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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Indefensible Positions, Stunt Casting And Cowboy Roy

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Indefensible Positions, Stunt Casting And Cowboy Roy

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This week, the arrival of Will Ferrell on The Office gets us on the topic of stunt casting in general. When is it a blessing? When is it Jennifer Lopez on Will & Grace? How does this compare to the right ways to use famous people appearing as themselves? We have many opinions.

We then move on to a segment called My Most Indefensible Position, in which we explain a specific belief we hold dear that makes us feel alone in the world — not just "I like this; other people don't" or the other way around, but something more considered. Believe it or not, for Stephen, this involves the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

There's a new game to try this week, and it will be right up your alley if you enjoy westerns or drinking cocktails. (Or watching westerns while drinking cocktails.) How will your guesses line up against this motley crew of contestants?

Finally, we end, as always, with what's making us happy this week, which forces us to say nice things to each other in some cases (yuck), but we'll get over it.

As always, you can follow us on Twitter — follow me, Stephen, Glen, Trey and Mike. Or, by the wonder if social media, catch up with us on Facebook.