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By popular demand, it’s our heavy hitter edition of the podcast with guests Mark Steyn and Jonah Goldberg. We cover the surprising Noble Prize selection, one last look at the view from France, the sorry states of New York and California, our panel’s view on the “legalize it” debate, and a whole lot more. Listen, then discuss it here.
A fistful of links:
- Oui, Rob Long is still in Paris. In fact, Ricochet member EJHill spotted him near the Eiffel Tower.
- The trailer for Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. If you’ve never seen the movie, you’re in for a treat.
- Here’s an interview with Mario Vargas Llosa conducted just after he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Whether or not Llosa actually punched Gabriel Garcia Marquez appears to be open to debate.
- The WSJ concurs: the Barbara Boxer (and Jerry Brown) campaigns are both helped by Prop. 19 being on the ballot.
- The comedian arrested in Guam for marijuana possession that James Lileks refers to is Ralphie May. Mr. May correctly describes himself as an “idiot.”
- Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger’s 20 year old son Richard was arrested for a similar offense.
- Rob is not exaggerating: there are a lot of places to legally buy pot in Venice, CA.
- Ricochet contributor Adam Freeman’s recent post concerning several countries that have joined the lawsuit against Arizona’s pending immigration law.
- France is facing legal action from Europe for its deportation of thousands of unwanted Romas (or gypsies).
- If you’re going to shorten racy links, don’t use a shortening service with the .ly domain.
- Despite the name, tête de nègre does look delicious.
- The regrettably titled report on China is mentioned in this excerpt of the Congressional Record from June, 1999. Apparently, giggles are not transcribed by the CR.
- Proud To Be Right: Voices Of The Next Generation, edited by Jonah Goldberg, is available here. Ricochet’s James Poulos is a contributor.
- Richard Nixon liked long walks on the beach — in wing tips.
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