We've got Mike Murphy in the Peter Robinson chair this week as we host Red Eye's Greg Gutfeld and Powerline's John Hinderaker. Listen in as they discuss Egypt's revolution and their possible porta-pottie crisis, HuffPo's cash out, and ponder presidential prospects at CPAC. All that and an in depth analysis of The Daily iPad app.
- Mike Murphy can regularly be seen on the Meet The Press roundtable segment. Here he is from two weeks ago mixing it up with Harold Ford and Chuck Todd.
- Greg Gutfeld is of course the host of FNC's Red Eye. His blog The Daily Gut is equally hilarious. So is his Twitter feed.
- Predictably, Kenneth Cole has deleted his tweet about Egypt that got him into so much trouble. So as a public service, we'll re-print it here: "Millions are in an uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online." Our pal Jonah Goldberg tweeted some very funny parodies.
- Evidently, Greg isn't the only one concerned with the lack of facilities in Liberation Square. Must be pretty fragrant around there by now.
- Actually, according to the most recent numbers from U.S. Department of Economics, about 23% of our imported oil comes from the Middle East.
- We are dismayed as you are to learn that one of our august hosts is writing about Bieber on a regular basis.
- Here's a great piece by the Washington Post's Dana Milbank that tracks the chameleon-like political trajectory of Arianna Huffington. Tough to argue with results, though.
- Greg is absolutely right: AOL did buy Netscape (the first widely used web browser) in 1998 for $4.2 billion, the event that kicked off the internet boom of the late 90's. Arianna, you sold too low!
- Carmelina Avenue, north of Sunset Boulevard is in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. It's very nice.
- Sammo Hung is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, producer and director, known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo.
- For those not in the know, the Carrie Bradshaw the guys are referring to is the lead character from Sex In The City, played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
- All of the major networks and studios have writer's diversity programs and they are indexed here by the Writer's Guild, including one run by Fox for American Indians. Is that where they got the Slumdog Millionaire script from? Oh, different kind of Indians...
- John Hinderaker co-founded the Powerline blog. Required reading.
- The annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) starts today in DC. We take Mike Murphy at his word that it was wild back in the day, although we do find it hard to believe that the Schlafly girls were the most fun.
- The Twin Cities Metrodome collapsed last December. It was cool to watch then, and it is cool to watch now.
- Here's the CNN poll everyone is talking about. Well, everyone on this podcast.
- We're not really sure what the point of Tim Pawlenty's video is, but it sure is purty. Michael Bay did a great job on it.
- The ACU is the American Conservative Union. The ACLU is something else entirely.
- Here's the statue of Hubert Humphrey that stands in front of the Minneapolis City Hall, appropriately covered in snow. This picture was taken in July.
- The 1968 election results were not quite as close as Rob and Mike remember: Nixon/Agnew beat Humphrey/Muskie by 55.9% to 35.5% of the popular vote.
- Primary documents John F. Kennedy's campaign to win the Wisconsin primary in 1960. It was groundbreaking at the time, using minimal narration and no-frills technique heretofore unseen in TV news reporting (the film originally aired as an ABC news special). However, it was directed by Robert Drew. Albert Maysles was one of the cameramen.
- If you're ever in Santa Barbara, California, do your taste buds a favor and visit La Super-Rica Taqueria. Best. Tacos. Ever.
- The full two minute long Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl commercial - Imported From Detroit, may be viewed here. Not sure where he actually lives though. Maybe on Carmelina, north of Sunset?
- If you don't have an iPad, you can see some videos of The Daily in action here.
- According to today's Wall Street Journal the iPad 2 is already in production. Want.
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The Ricochet Podcast is sponsored by Encounter Books and their Broadside series. Our featured title this week is Why America Must Not Follow Europe by Daniel Hannan. Available on February 8th at EncounterBooks.com and for Kindle at Amazon.com.