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This week on the world famous Ricochet Podcast, you ask the questions. Peter Robinson and Rob Long will take any and all questions on any topic under the sun. That includes the current political situation, philosophy, TV sitcoms, Ricochet, and more. Leave them in the comments. The floor is yours…

 

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  1. Matt Bartle Member
    Matt BartleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    How much of Rob’s Cheers money have you burned through trying to make this profitable?

    • #1
    • August 31, 2017, at 6:10 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  2. WinterMute Coolidge

    How is The Simpsons still on the air? It has now been awful for 18 seasons. Is it just riding on everyone’s fond memories of the first 10?

    • #2
    • August 31, 2017, at 6:12 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. StephensJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    For Both: What lesson have you learned from your hardest victory or hardest loss.

    • #3
    • August 31, 2017, at 6:12 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  4. Larry Koler Inactive

    Rob, who would you rather have dinner with if you had to for some serious reason or another:

    Barack Obama or Donald Trump

    • #4
    • August 31, 2017, at 6:39 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  5. The_Admin() Admin

    What about that 3% GDP in the second quarter, eh? Eh! The Atlanta Fed is today predicting 3.3% for Q3.

    • #5
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:03 PM PDT
    • 9 likes
  6. FightinInPhilly Thatcher

    What was the single most debilitating laugh you ever had ? (and no, it doesn’t have to translate. “You had to be there” is acceptable. But curious if each of you has a specific memory.)

    • #6
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:17 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  7. Peter Meza Member
    Peter MezaJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    What do you think of the gas shortages and gas lines in Dallas, which wasn’t affected otherwise by Hurricane Harvey?

    • #7
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:18 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  8. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
    Biden Pure DemagogueJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Did I fire 6 shots or only 5?

    • #8
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:18 PM PDT
    • 12 likes
  9. Sorry, I can't take this … Inactive

    I’m just here to see everyone’s questions!

    • #9
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:22 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  10. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
    Biden Pure DemagogueJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Merrijane (View Comment):
    I’m just here to see everyone’s questions!

    Image result for clint eastwood

    • #10
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:28 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  11. Lash LaRoche Inactive

    Blondes, brunettes, or redheads?

    • #11
    • August 31, 2017, at 7:52 PM PDT
    • 5 likes
  12. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    What do we members have to do to get one or both of you to call in to an AMU?

    • #12
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:22 PM PDT
    • 8 likes
  13. Arahant Member

    What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

    • #13
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:38 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  14. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

    African, or European?

    • #14
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:46 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  15. Caitlin Peartree Member

    Arahant (View Comment):
    What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

    An African or European swallow?

    • #15
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:47 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  16. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    When are you going to schedule an Obscure Segue cage match between Lileks and Dennis Miller?

    • #16
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:48 PM PDT
    • 10 likes
  17. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    In your long careers, who were your best and worst bosses? Worst jobs?

    • #17
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:49 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  18. SkipSul Coolidge
    SkipSulJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    When does Richard Epstein find time to draw breath?

    • #18
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:49 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  19. Biden Pure Demagogue Inactive
    Biden Pure DemagogueJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Have you seen the missing olives?

    • #19
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:54 PM PDT
    • 2 likes
  20. Valiuth Inactive
    ValiuthJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    What about that 3% GDP in the second quarter, eh? Eh! The Atlanta Fed is today predicting 3.3% for Q3.

    What about it. Not proof yet of anything we have had +3% quarterly growth before under Obama too. The yearly averages have been at 2% but the quarterlies have had bigger variance.

    I think the more important question is where can I get a good mattress from? I’ve tried looking at local retailers but their commission driven model makes things so expensive. Also I need to buy some new luggage but I don’t know what to get. I need something both light and strong, guaranteed to fit airline standards.

    • #20
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:57 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  21. Valiuth Inactive
    ValiuthJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    skipsul (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):
    What is the airspeed of an unladen swallow?

    African, or European?

    Indian.

    • #21
    • August 31, 2017, at 8:58 PM PDT
    • 3 likes
  22. Bishop Wash Member

    What great accomplishment is the country missing out on by not having Hillary as President?

    • #22
    • August 31, 2017, at 9:22 PM PDT
    • 7 likes
  23. Johnnie Alum 13 Inactive

    Is the Robert Fitzgerald translation of the Odyssey the best in existence?

    • #23
    • August 31, 2017, at 9:32 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  24. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Can I have a raise?

    • #24
    • August 31, 2017, at 9:49 PM PDT
    • 20 likes
  25. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    If you could get any living Democrat or progressive on the Podcast, who would you like to talk with? Rob, what comedian would you like to write a script for? Peter, what politician would you like to write a speech for? (James, what product would you like to plug?)

    • #25
    • August 31, 2017, at 10:10 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  26. Richard Easton Member

    EJHill (View Comment):
    Can I have a raise?

    We’ll double your salary.

    • #26
    • August 31, 2017, at 10:48 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  27. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noDJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    A question for Rob: What do you think of this sitcom idea?

    “Madam President” An alternate reality where Hillary Clinton won the election. Corruption, hijinks, pantsuits and yuks.

    Bill always has a floozy nearby. Huma Abedin is chief of staff. She’s with or separated from Anthony Weiner in alternate episodes. Anthony Weiner goes full Carlos Danger. Bernie Sanders as the wacky neighbor. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s hair gets weirder in every episode. The staff are all illegal aliens. There’s a private server in the closet. Every reporter is romantically involved with a politician. Money is pouring in. Nancy Pelosi gets the craziest lines, but everybody is insane.

    Reflect current events, Hillary style.

    It could have that universal “All In the Family” appeal, where liberals will watch because it’s the world they want, and conservatives will watch because it makes fun of Dems.

    Added: We’ve already got the perky theme song:

    • #27
    • August 31, 2017, at 11:05 PM PDT
    • 11 likes
  28. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noDJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    A question for Rob: Okay then, what do you think of *this* sitcom idea?

    Thomas Sowell has always said that the thing that cured him from Marxist ideology was actually working for the government. “I went to he University of Chicago as a Marxist. After a year of studying under Milton Friedman I was still a Marxist. But one summer of working for the government was enough to turn me around.”

    So this is a sitcom that centers around a young economics major fresh out of college and his job working for a government agency. Perhaps he’s black, perhaps his name is Thomas. His voice-of-reason next door neighbor is named Milton.

    Every episode features some amazing screwup at the government agency. Waste, fraud, mismanagement, bribery, graft, crazy government programs that backfire hilariously.

    • #28
    • August 31, 2017, at 11:17 PM PDT
    • 11 likes
  29. Matthew Gilley Inactive

    Who framed Roger Rabbit?

    • #29
    • September 1, 2017, at 3:18 AM PDT
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  30. Vice-Potentate Member

    Any personal experiences that have changed your political opinions?

    • #30
    • September 1, 2017, at 3:19 AM PDT
    • 3 likes

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