Extreme Affectation

This week on the mighty GLoP podcast, the guys spend some time analyzing Megxit, the economics, the relationships, and the causes. Then, it’s time we got serious (well, serious for this show) about the prospect of President Sanders. Sure, he could win — stranger things have happened (cough). Also, we take another look at Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and finish up with some birthday wishes for The Podfather himself, the great Norman Podhoretz, who turned 90 years young on January 16th. Happy birthday, sir!

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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    It does sound like the premise for a sitcom for Rob Long… Prince gets a DNA test, gets kicked out of the family, and now he and his gold-digger bride are living in the wild of the BC Coast (for sake of the plot, delete the mansion donated by a friend of the family)… Trying to make ends meet, figuring out even the basics… Kinda like Schitt’s Creek, but funny.

    The IRA didn’t really target the royals that much… They went after Thatcher quite a lot. But the IRA presumed that the Royal families where popular enough that if they victimized them – the British public would galvanize against them.

    There where many bad jokes going around after the Mountbatten bombing… like… Did you know he had dandruff? yea, they found his Head & Shoulders on the Beach…

    The other reason that a production company would discuss Nazi’s but not the IRA – is that the IRA is kinda still around, a lot of those people are… Nazis are kinda fair game because they’re mostly dead. Its kinda like the anti-religious bigots will talk all the trash in the world about Christ and Christians, but a mute on Mohammad. We all know why, one group sends a letter to the editor – the other sends a horde of nuts with knifes….People are normally naturally cowards, and wont speak up to make themselves into targets. This is how you know that anyone calling Trump “Hitler” or a Nazi is lying. IF they really believed it they wouldn’t say a word, because they’re fundamentally cowards.

    Astute observation on Bernie’s accent.

     

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    • January 17, 2020, at 7:44 AM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    Lending Club, JPod? What about Lending TREE?

    • #2
    • January 17, 2020, at 3:45 PM PST
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  3. kedavis Member

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    • #3
    • January 17, 2020, at 3:49 PM PST
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  4. kedavis Member

    Re: The Incredible Mr Limpett. JPod forgot about “Lady Fish?” I guess maybe they didn’t have fishy sex during the course of the movie, but it’s a good bet they did after.

    • #4
    • January 17, 2020, at 3:54 PM PST
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  5. Arahant Member

    The Irish Guards?

    • #5
    • January 17, 2020, at 4:06 PM PST
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  6. Henry Castaigne Member

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    • #6
    • January 17, 2020, at 4:24 PM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Merman

    Singer and actress.

    • #7
    • January 17, 2020, at 5:17 PM PST
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  8. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Happy 90th birthday to Norman Podhoretz.

    He needs to do more podcasts or interviews, not a lot probably, but we all need to know about things that people of that generation can explain better.

    • #8
    • January 17, 2020, at 6:28 PM PST
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  9. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Merman

    Singer and actress.

    Even better from the Naked Gun movie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZdqsCW8vM

    • #9
    • January 17, 2020, at 7:24 PM PST
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  10. SParker Member

    It is wrong that a singer with a voice that could reach the back row of a theatre two blocks from the one she happened to be singing in and awake a recently deceased member of the audience should not be universally remembered.

    (She’s the one that isn’t Bing.)

    • #10
    • January 17, 2020, at 8:39 PM PST
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  11. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    I believe this played a major role in the 2016 election. People didnt want Hillary preaching at them for the next 4 years,

    • #11
    • January 18, 2020, at 6:59 AM PST
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  12. kedavis Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    I believe this played a major role in the 2016 election. People didnt want Hillary preaching at them for the next 4 years,

    People probably knew that more about Hillary already too, than fully understand it about Sanders.

    But I think other things sometimes play the decisive role, especially when the margins are very thin. For example, I wouldn’t be surprised if Janet Napolitano narrowly won as governor of Arizona over Matt Salmon because people like ice cream (Neapolitan) more than fish.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 6:21 PM PST
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  13. kedavis Member

    Ricochet Audio Network:

    This week on the mighty GLoP podcast, the guys spend some time analyzing Megxit, the economics, the relationships, and the causes. Then, it’s time we got serious (well, serious for this show) about the prospect of President Sanders. Sure, he could win — stranger things have happened (cough). Also, we take another look at Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and finish up with some birthday wishes for The Podfather himself, the great Norman Podhoretz, who turned 90 years young on January 16th. Happy birthday, sir!

    The photo would be far more effective if the difference in focus wasn’t so jarring.

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    • January 18, 2020, at 7:09 PM PST
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  14. thelonious Member

    Sex with Fish was the worst episode of Barney Miller ever. 

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    • January 19, 2020, at 4:00 AM PST
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  15. kedavis Member

    thelonious (View Comment):

    Sex with Fish was the worst episode of Barney Miller ever.

    Ratings suffered because it was only available on HBO/Cinemax (Skin-emax).

     

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    • January 19, 2020, at 8:50 AM PST
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  16. LibertyDefender Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Merman

    Singer and actress.

    Even better from the Naked Gun movie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZdqsCW8vM

    Surely the *best* clip of Ethel Merman anywhere. But the movie is Airplane!

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    • January 20, 2020, at 7:01 AM PST
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  17. LibertyDefender Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?

    The Virginia Democrat Presidential primary is March 3, and is an open primary (which drives me nuts, since open primaries are a blatant violation of the First Amendment-protected freedom of association), so I can vote (early) in the primary.

    My knee-jerk reaction is to vote for Tulsi, for the obvious reasons but more importantly to reward her for saying (mostly credibly) that she loves America.

    But Michael Bloomberg’s plan includes the possibility of a brokered convention, so perhaps I should vote for Mike, since such a convention would be glorious to behold.

    Hugh Hewitt will vote for Bernie, since he feels Bernie represents authentically the starkest difference between Trump and what the Democrat Party has come to embrace, socialism. But as @kedavis postulates, is the American voting public so aware of what Bernie represents?

    Suggestions welcome.

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    • January 20, 2020, at 7:15 AM PST
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  18. kedavis Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Merman

    Singer and actress.

    Even better from the Naked Gun movie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZdqsCW8vM

    Surely the *best* clip of Ethel Merman anywhere. But the movie is Airplane!

    You’re right, of course. Somehow all I could think of to search was the Leslie Nielsen part, from Naked Gun. Although of course he was in Airplane! too.

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    • January 20, 2020, at 3:42 PM PST
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  19. kedavis Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?

    The Virginia Democrat Presidential primary is March 3, and is an open primary (which drives me nuts, since open primaries are a blatant violation of the First Amendment-protected freedom of association), so I can vote (early) in the primary.

    My knee-jerk reaction is to vote for Tulsi, for the obvious reasons but more importantly to reward her for saying (mostly credibly) that she loves America.

    But Michael Bloomberg’s plan includes the possibility of a brokered convention, so perhaps I should vote for Mike, since such a convention would be glorious to behold.

    Hugh Hewitt will vote for Bernie, since he feels Bernie represents authentically the starkest difference between Trump and what the Democrat Party has come to embrace, socialism. But as @kedavis postulates, is the American voting public so aware of what Bernie represents?

    Suggestions welcome.

    Based on my years of personal experience, I can’t recall ever talking with a Democrat voter who had a clue what “their candidate” actually represented. This time, they all seem to think that no matter which Democrat won – IF a Democrat won – they would continue to benefit from the low unemployment etc that Trump has largely enabled. Which is certainly nonsense. And they never believed that high gas prices etc were anything to do with what Obama WANTED, even though he said so before the election.

    I’m reminded of this again:

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    • January 20, 2020, at 3:49 PM PST
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  20. kedavis Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?

    The Virginia Democrat Presidential primary is March 3, and is an open primary (which drives me nuts, since open primaries are a blatant violation of the First Amendment-protected freedom of association), so I can vote (early) in the primary.

    My knee-jerk reaction is to vote for Tulsi, for the obvious reasons but more importantly to reward her for saying (mostly credibly) that she loves America.

    But Michael Bloomberg’s plan includes the possibility of a brokered convention, so perhaps I should vote for Mike, since such a convention would be glorious to behold.

    Hugh Hewitt will vote for Bernie, since he feels Bernie represents authentically the starkest difference between Trump and what the Democrat Party has come to embrace, socialism. But as @kedavis postulates, is the American voting public so aware of what Bernie represents?

    Suggestions welcome.

    p.s. I stopped paying for/listening to Hewitt several months ago, like many past or present DC denizens his years of “expertise” are long past and demonstrably irrelevant now, plus his schtick gets tiresome and I was sick of hearing about Ohio, and football, and Ohio football, and baseball, and Ohio baseball… Also he and sidekick/producer Duane Patterson both predicted that Kamala Harris would have an unstoppable march to the White House…

    His “paywall” also costs triple what the basic Ricochet membership costs, but all you get is HIM.

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    • January 20, 2020, at 4:00 PM PST
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  21. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I think more people have an idea what a haranguing president Warren would be, than understand how awful Sanders would be in the same way. Maybe because, at this point, they don’t really hear him all that much. As President, he would be largely inescapable. And he probably couldn’t be thrown out as easily as the commune did.

    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?

    The Virginia Democrat Presidential primary is March 3, and is an open primary (which drives me nuts, since open primaries are a blatant violation of the First Amendment-protected freedom of association), so I can vote (early) in the primary.

    My knee-jerk reaction is to vote for Tulsi, for the obvious reasons but more importantly to reward her for saying (mostly credibly) that she loves America.

    But Michael Bloomberg’s plan includes the possibility of a brokered convention, so perhaps I should vote for Mike, since such a convention would be glorious to behold.

    Hugh Hewitt will vote for Bernie, since he feels Bernie represents authentically the starkest difference between Trump and what the Democrat Party has come to embrace, socialism. But as @kedavis postulates, is the American voting public so aware of what Bernie represents?

    Suggestions welcome.

    p.s. I stopped paying for/listening to Hewitt several months ago, like many past or present DC denizens his years of “expertise” are long past and demonstrably irrelevant now, plus his schtick gets tiresome and I was sick of hearing about Ohio, and football, and Ohio football, and baseball, and Ohio baseball… Also he and sidekick/producer Duane Patterson both predicted that Kamala Harris would have an unstoppable march to the White House…

    His “paywall” also costs triple what the basic Ricochet membership costs, but all you get is HIM.

    I haven’t listened to him in years. When did he leave California?

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    • January 20, 2020, at 5:15 PM PST
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  22. kedavis Member

    Bishop Wash, Blk X-man/Wh pilot (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?.

    My knee-jerk reaction is to vote for Tulsi, for the obvious reasons but more importantly to reward her for saying (mostly credibly) that she loves America.

    But Michael Bloomberg’s plan includes the possibility of a brokered convention, so perhaps I should vote for Mike, since such a convention would be glorious to behold.

    Hugh Hewitt will vote for Bernie, since he feels Bernie represents authentically the starkest difference between Trump and what the Democrat Party has come to embrace, socialism. But as @kedavis postulates, is the American voting public so aware of what Bernie represents?

    Suggestions welcome.

    p.s. I stopped paying for/listening to Hewitt several months ago, like many past or present DC denizens his years of “expertise” are long past and demonstrably irrelevant now, plus his schtick gets tiresome and I was sick of hearing about Ohio, and football, and Ohio football, and baseball, and Ohio baseball… Also he and sidekick/producer Duane Patterson both predicted that Kamala Harris would have an unstoppable march to the White House…

    His “paywall” also costs triple what the basic Ricochet membership costs, but all you get is HIM.

    I haven’t listened to him in years. When did he leave California?

    His show moved to early morning a few years ago, he actually relocated himself – to Virginia, yet! – maybe last year or the year before.

    Did Hugh Hewitt bring the cancer of California to Virginia? Maybe he didn’t start it, but it may not have helped…

    What gets me is they sometimes say their early-morning audience is something like mostly people who haven’t stopped drinking and gone to bed yet since yesterday. Yet they crow about their higher ratings.

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    • January 20, 2020, at 5:38 PM PST
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  23. kedavis Member

    Also, their “comment boards” haven’t worked in YEARS. And they’ve been completely uninterested in fixing that, or any other problems with their site.

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    • January 20, 2020, at 6:54 PM PST
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  24. kedavis Member

    I also loved Pan Am, but if you look closely, Margot Robbie might not be quite as attractive as Kelli Garner who played her sister.

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    • January 20, 2020, at 8:11 PM PST
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  25. LibertyDefender Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Merman

    Singer and actress.

    Even better from the Naked Gun movie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZdqsCW8vM

    Surely the *best* clip of Ethel Merman anywhere. But the movie is Airplane!

    You’re right, of course. Somehow all I could think of to search was the Leslie Nielsen part, from Naked Gun. Although of course he was in Airplane! too.

    Surely you’d never forget that Leslie Nielsen was in the movie Airplane!

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    • January 21, 2020, at 5:49 AM PST
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  26. kedavis Member

    I read somewhere that Kill Bill cost $30 million to make, and nearly half of that went to Uma Thurman. Not sure how that works out, considering everything/everyone else in the movie.

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    • January 21, 2020, at 7:22 PM PST
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  27. kedavis Member

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_Merman

    Singer and actress.

    Even better from the Naked Gun movie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZdqsCW8vM

    Surely the *best* clip of Ethel Merman anywhere. But the movie is Airplane!

    You’re right, of course. Somehow all I could think of to search was the Leslie Nielsen part, from Naked Gun. Although of course he was in Airplane! too.

    Surely you’d never forget that Leslie Nielsen was in the movie Airplane!

    Yeah, yeah.

    Which movie – or maybe TV show – was it that had Lloyd Bridges do something similar to the Ethel Merman scene? Couldn’t be Airplane or Airplane 2, since he actually starred in both of those.

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    • January 21, 2020, at 7:27 PM PST
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  28. LibertyDefender Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    Surely you’d never forget that Leslie Nielsen was in the movie Airplane!

    Yeah, yeah.

    No, no.

    kedavis: “Of course I’d never forget. And don’t call me Shirley.”

    (Sheesh – can’t anyone recognize a straight line anymore?)

    Say good night, Gracie.

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    • January 21, 2020, at 7:43 PM PST
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  29. Daniel Sterman Inactive

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):
    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?

    This is a terrible idea. That sort of thinking is what led thousands of Democrats to vote for Trump in open Republican primaries in 2016.

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Who is Ethel Merman?

    The main character in The Shape of Water, after she gets married.

    • #29
    • January 29, 2020, at 2:08 AM PST
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  30. kedavis Member

    Daniel Sterman (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):
    This dovetails with my current dilemma. Like Hugh Hewitt, I intend to vote this week in the Virginia (open) Democrat Party primary. My intention is to make the Democrat Party and its eventual Presidential candidate appear as unelectable as possible. But for which candidate should I vote?

    This is a terrible idea. That sort of thinking is what led thousands of Democrats to vote for Trump in open Republican primaries in 2016.

    But it worked out great!

    Do you think there’s really any chance that pushing Bernie through the democrat primaries could actually get him elected?

    • #30
    • January 29, 2020, at 3:18 AM PST
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