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  1. JuliaBlaschke Lincoln
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    Archie Campbell (View Comment):
    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    It is darn near impossible to talk about culture and entertainment without talking about politics unfortunately.

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  2. Blue Yeti Staff
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    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):
    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    It is darn near impossible to talk about culture and entertainment without talking about politics unfortunately.

    This is also true. 

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  3. Miffed White Male Member
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):
    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    It is darn near impossible to talk about culture and entertainment without talking about politics unfortunately.

    This is also true.

    It does seem like they’ve spent more time talking about Trump the last few podcasts than they ever did previously.   

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  4. Kim K. Inactive
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):
    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    It is darn near impossible to talk about culture and entertainment without talking about politics unfortunately.

    This is also true.

    The Sub-Beacon is absolutely religious about not discussing politics. They’ve got their own distinct vibe going on – definitely not identical to GLoP. But there is no politics at all.

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  5. Miffed White Male Member
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    @MiffedWhiteMale

    Kim K. (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):
    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    It is darn near impossible to talk about culture and entertainment without talking about politics unfortunately.

    This is also true.

    The Sub-Beacon is absolutely religious about not discussing politics. They’ve got their own distinct vibe going on – definitely not identical to GLoP. But there is no politics at all.

    It has come up a few times.  I think most recently was during their discussion of “Vice”.

     

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  6. DanielSterman Inactive
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Kim K. (View Comment):

    The Sub-Beacon is absolutely religious about not discussing politics. They’ve got their own distinct vibe going on – definitely not identical to GLoP. But there is no politics at all.

    It has come up a few times. I think most recently was during their discussion of “Vice”.

     

    Yup – but they did acknowledge they were doing it, apologize for it mid-discussion, and promise it would almost never happen again.

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  7. Blue Yeti Staff
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    Kim K. (View Comment):

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Archie Campbell (View Comment):
    Please, no. There are plenty of politics podcasts on Ricochet. The whole point of this one, for me, is that it’s getting to listen to the dudes talk about other things.

    It is darn near impossible to talk about culture and entertainment without talking about politics unfortunately.

    This is also true.

    The Sub-Beacon is absolutely religious about not discussing politics. They’ve got their own distinct vibe going on – definitely not identical to GLoP. But there is no politics at all.

    Those guys (and I love them) are not pundits. They are pretty much exclusively culture guys (JVL hame recently become something of a switch hitter). 

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    The main problem with a homeless podcast would be expecting to be coherent.  People who could make a coherent, interesting podcast, aren’t likely to be homeless.

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  9. kedavis Coolidge
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    I heard Jonah on Meet The Press.  Too bad they talked mostly about/were asked about Trump and the wall, not more about NYC vs Amazon.

    In addition to the already-heard idiocy from AOC and others, mayor De Blasio spouted off (again) about how there’s plenty of money in the world, it’s just in the wrong hands, the top 1% owes it to the rest to “share,” blah blah blah.  Did he think Amazon was going to – planned to – LOSE money by putting an operation in NYC?  If not, if he thought Amazon planned to INCREASE their wealth, he should also be cheering their walking away.

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  10. Henry Castaigne Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    I heard Jonah on Meet The Press. Too bad they talked mostly about/were asked about Trump and the wall, not more about NYC vs Amazon.

    In addition to the already-heard idiocy from AOC and others, mayor De Blasio spouted off (again) about how there’s plenty of money in the world, it’s just in the wrong hands, the top 1% owes it to the rest to “share,” blah blah blah. Did he think Amazon was going to – planned to – LOSE money by putting an operation in NYC? If not, if he thought Amazon planned to INCREASE their wealth, he should also be cheering their walking away.

    It’s not about money its about efficiency of effort. The top 1% is actually pretty effective about that. 

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  11. kedavis Coolidge
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    I wouldn’t expect to be impressed by a cop podcast, either.  Jonah mentioned the spiel that came from the studio security guard, I think stuff like that is expected to be memorized and regurgitated by security people as well as real police, so they don’t sound as foolish as they might actually be.  And which would be revealed if they used their own words.

    For my own personal story, years ago I was driving through a parking lot when a police officer doing something there, motioned that I should turn and go down a different direction.  After I did so, and then parked, he told me that he should have given me a ticket for doing something improper – what he directed me to do – but he was feeling “gratuitous.”

    Yes, that’s right.  “Gratuitous.”

    Now first of all, the fact is that if – for example – you come upon a crash site and a cop directing traffic is having people go into the other direction lane to get around it, they can’t then come after you and cite you for being in the wrong lane.  When they tell you to do it, that makes it legal.  Indeed, if you DON’T follow their directions, it’s a violation of law to not follow police instructions.

    continued next post due to word limit…

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  12. kedavis Coolidge
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    But I didn’t laugh at him, or explain to him right there how dumb he was.  Or even say something like “You sure are!” and maybe later he’d check and find out that he had been stupid.  (Assuming he owned a dictionary, or could find one, and could manage to look up the word…)  Because that might have gotten me a citation too.  Police really don’t like it when you know they’re screwing up or just being dumb.

    It sure was convincing, though.  Just one event of many, but that one sticks in my mind because of the particular word he mis-used.

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  13. Miffed White Male Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):
    For my own personal story, years ago I was driving through a parking lot when a police officer doing something there, motioned that I should turn and go down a different direction. After I did so, and then parked, he told me that he should have given me a ticket for doing something improper – what he directed me to do – but he was feeling “gratuitous.”

    If he had tried to give you a ticket you could have just told him it was a “mute point”
    since he directed you to do it.

     

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  14. Archie Campbell Member
    Archie Campbell
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    My best friend was a cop, and I went to a few cop parties. They’re an interesting combination of fascination and boredom, alternately. When they’re talking to each other about shop, they lapse into an impenetrable cant of codes and terms that don’t mean anything to an outsider, but when they move on to telling actual stories about arrests or weird encounters, they are by turns hilarious, fascinating, and sometimes a bit worrisome to civilians, given that they often include, uh, extra-legal elements.

    As to why cops use the same clumsy and repetitive language with everyone, like “the individual then entered the facility”, and such, I think it’s because certain descriptive language is required in police reports, and so that ends up taking over their speech, since they spend a lot of time writing reports.  They also tend not to be poets, our boys in blue, as @kedavis notes.

     

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