Pixelated Butts

This week on GLoP,  some thoughts on the events in Charlottesville, and whether or not the statues come down, and a peek behind the gown of big time TV network standards and practices. Consider yourself warned.

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  1. rebark Inactive
    rebark
    @rebark

    “So, let’s see if there are any new podcasts up on Ricochet.”

    *sees image above*

    “I am immediately concerned.”

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  2. kelsurprise Member
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    @kelsurprise

    I really think some of these cover art keepers should be available in the Rico-store as autographed posters.

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  3. Blue Yeti Admin
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    kelsurprise (View Comment):
    I really think some of these cover art keepers should be available in the Rico-store as autographed posters.

    This could be arranged. @ejhill

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  4. Paul Dougherty Member
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    @PaulDougherty

    Who uses a turn signal? If just telegraphs to your competition your next move thus allowing them to preemptively thwart your play.

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  5. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Loved the transition back to the Rx Bar commercial from Rob’s turning.

    “He did it deliberately and by instinct…” Half right. Definitely by instinct. I think Jonah’s discourse on Trump was much closer to reality.

    Jon, you’re getting better with the segues, “You know what people are looking for…” Very good. Whoops, that transition to Boll and Branch just lost all the street cred you had gained.

    Rob on Ozarks, exactly! Don’t be fooled, Jon.

    Overall, a very enjoyable show. (Even the bad segues are part of the entertainment.)

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  6. Eustace C. Scrubb Member
    Eustace C. Scrubb
    @EustaceCScrubb

    Comparing the podcast title and the picture, and I think someone needs a little further study in anatomy.

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  7. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):
    Comparing the podcast title and the picture, and I think someone needs a little further study in anatomy.

    For some reason, they wanted to show Rob’s face rather than the back of his head.

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  8. Quake Voter Inactive
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    I fear that all the straw commandeered by John and Jonah for their rather unconvincing arguments could imperil the future of corn holing.

    Can this strawmanning by Jonah and John ever stop?  I realize it puffs them up, but how about a few prominent names.  Who are these conservative politicians and writers who are reluctant to alienate Nazis, skinheads and race purists from the GOP coalition?

    They don’t exist, or they exist in irrelevant vanishing numbers.  Come on, it’s a self-serving pose guys.

    How about addressing the leftist iconoclasm preoccupying blue America? Complaining about the ahistoric idiocracy of contemporary America and then reducing Taney to one decision (and mispronouncing his name John) was pretty rich.

    Two odious phalanxes faced off in Charlottesville:  white race fascists and identity group/black-brown race fascists.  The white boy fascists had the legal right and permit to convene and the rainbow fascists planned and executed an attack.

    John finds the rainbow fascists less culpable.  On what conservative principle exactly?

    Key difference:  the white race fascists are the periphery of the fringe of the GOP and the identity group/black-brown race fascists are the heart and soul of the Democratic party who dominate its platform committee and take center stage at its conventions.

    Dealing with that honestly would take some testicular fortitude, but Jonah and John are Theon Greyjoy on this one.

     

     

     

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  9. muckfire Inactive
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    Quake Voter (View Comment):
    I fear that all the straw commandeered by John and Jonah for their rather unconvincing arguments could imperil the future of corn holing.

    Can this strawmanning by Jonah and John ever stop? I realize it puffs them up, but how about a few prominent names. Who are these conservative politicians and writers who are reluctant to alienate Nazis, skinheads and race purists from the GOP coalition?

    They don’t exist, or they exist in irrelevant vanishing numbers. Come on, it’s a self-serving pose guys.

    How about addressing the leftist iconoclasm preoccupying blue America? Complaining about the ahistoric idiocracy of contemporary America and then reducing Taney to one decision (and mispronouncing his name John) was pretty rich.

    Two odious phalanxes faced off in Charlottesville: white race fascists and identity group/black-brown race fascists. The white boy fascists had the legal right and permit to convene and the rainbow fascists planned and executed an attack.

    John finds the rainbow fascists less culpable. On what conservative principle exactly?

    I think whatever side commits the most murders during a particular spate of protesting would normally be the most culpable? Thats pretty straight forward.

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  10. Merrijane Inactive
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    @Merrijane

    Good episode. Good stories, Rob!

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  11. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    To be fair, the episode probably should have been called “Pixelated Parts.” And my library of Rob Long pictures and video seems to lacking that crucial over-the-shoulder come-hither shot.

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  12. Penfold Member
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    @Penfold

    EJHill (View Comment):
    To be fair, the episode probably should have been called “Pixelated Parts.” And my library of Rob Long pictures and video seems to lacking that crucial over-the-shoulder come-hither shot.

    Ewww, now I have to spend good money with my therapist to get that picture out of my head.  Thanks for nothin EJ

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  13. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    Penfold: Ewww, now I have to spend good money with my therapist to get that picture out of my head. Thanks for nothin EJ

    It’s what I do.

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  14. kelsurprise Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Penfold: Ewww, now I have to spend good money with my therapist to get that picture out of my head. Thanks for nothin EJ

    It’s what I do.

    The satellite collar is such a brilliant touch.

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  15. Arahant Member
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    kelsurprise (View Comment):
    The satellite collar is such a brilliant touch.

    Keeps him from licking things.

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  16. Blue Yeti Admin
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    EJHill (View Comment):
    To be fair, the episode probably should have been called “Pixelated Parts.” And my library of Rob Long pictures and video seems to lacking that crucial over-the-shoulder come-hither shot.

    I wanted to call it Pixelated Asses, but that might’ve been dinged by iTunes.

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  17. profdlp Inactive
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    I wanted to call it Pixelated Asses, but that might’ve been dinged by iTunes.

    Besides, the Democrats already own that one.

    (Or is that “Pixilated”?)

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  18. BD1 Member
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    Victor Davis Hanson: “No one knows in the next three years what can happen to a volatile Trump presidency or his psychotic enemies….”

    The latter group includes The Notorious G.L.O.P.

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  19. John Hendrix Thatcher
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    @ejhill:

    First reaction: OMG.

    Second reaction: This photoshop is ironclad proof of @jonahgoldberg‘s wisdom, which he revealed when–during a previous podcast’s ‘slash fiction’ excursion–he preemptively threatened the photoshoppers that he would walk off GLOP if, afterward, he was featured in some kind of ‘slash fiction’ themed GLOP photoshop.

    Now excuse me while I find out exactly what happened in this GLOP podcast that led to this outcome. I think I’m afraid to listen.

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  20. Arahant Member
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    @Arahant

    John Hendrix (View Comment):
    I’m almost afraid to listen.

    Be not afraid.

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  21. James Gawron Inactive
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):
    To be fair, the episode probably should have been called “Pixelated Parts.” And my library of Rob Long pictures and video seems to lacking that crucial over-the-shoulder come-hither shot.

    I wanted to call it Pixelated Asses, but that might’ve been dinged by iTunes.

    Yeti,

    I referred to it as the discreet charm of the ICU. Rob was only trying to expand our horizons when the censor’s tight a@ssed (sorry) response disrupted his show.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  22. BD1 Member
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    – “On July 7, 2016, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed and fired upon a group of police officers during a Black Lives Matter rally/protest/parade….”

    – “The Conservative Principle Behind Black Lives Matter” by Jonah Goldberg, July 11, 2016.

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  23. Happy Wonderer Inactive
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    @NotMyRealName

    John’s suggested method of affixing blame for violence at demonstrations is a non-starter. Giving counter demonstrators carte blanche to smear their opponents by becoming violent at their opponents’ events and claiming they were provoked into it only results in more violence. It is an invitation to violent response as a heckler’s veto. We’ve already seen that at Berkeley this year with the Milo event.

    Over the last 40 years the Klan has held innumerable rallies around the country and there’s seldom an issue when the general public just ignores them, no matter how geared up or verbally offensive the Klansmen are. On the other hand, if some group of hi-fi enthusiasts (to pick a non-provocative example out of the hat) decides to show up and give the Klan the fight they feel the Klan is asking for, then you have to lay a good portion of blame on the hi-fi enthusiasts. Of course, blame for individual acts of violence in the fray which result in serious bodily harm, and especially death, belongs to the person or persons who planned and/or carried out those particular acts.

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  24. Mrs. Ink Member
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    Happy Wonderer (View Comment):
    John’s suggested method of affixing blame for violence at demonstrations is a non-starter. Giving counter demonstrators carte blanche to smear their opponents by becoming violent at their opponents’ events and claiming they were provoked into it only results in more violence. It is an invitation to violent response as a heckler’s veto. We’ve already seen that at Berkeley this year with the Milo event.

    I agree with Happy Wonderer. Even the ACLU  and a federal judge agreed that the people protesting the statue removal and park renaming had a right to voice their opinions. (Personally, I think their opinions are awful, but they have a right to be heard.) I know that they showed up ready to fight, but they were threatened as soon as they applied for a permit to demonstrate. What would you have done, in their position? Give up? Go away? Then the Antifa win without a battle.

    The Antifa (=Democrats, including the press) want to shut down any and all opinions held by any one outside their group. Indeed, they have no trouble destroying their own, should any of their members stray from the path. (They remind me of Shining Path, and Mao Tse-Tung.) They’re appallingly dangerous, and because they are far more numerous than the neo Nazis, they are a greater threat to liberty.

    By the way, it isn’t Trump they hate, so much as Trump supporters, i. e., any one who doesn’t support the Democrat party. If you think that carping about Trump, and writing anti-Nazi articles and podcasts will keep you out of the Gulag, I am afraid that you will find that you are mistaken, if the Democrat-Antifa-mainstream media get their way.

    Winter is coming.

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  25. Skybalon Coolidge
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    @Skybalon

    No one is taking the @jonahgoldberg bait and explaining the average vs. median thing? Short answer, @jonahgoldberg wins the math award and better school or not, @johnpodhoretz loses.

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  26. thelonious Member
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    That’s an impressive amount of pixelation covering Rob Long.

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  27. gts109 Inactive
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    I agree with Quack Voter that JPod’s mispronunciation of the name of one of the more consequential Supreme Court Justices in U.S. History, Roger Taney (pronounced “Tawney”), was pretty egregious.

    Also, why shouldn’t there be a statue of him? Because he authored a judicial opinion that we find abhorrent? Yes, those who built the statue surely admired him, but why can’t we use his statue as a history lesson, so the world isn’t full of Rob Longs who think that he was an obscure figure? Taney’s most famous work, the Dred Scott decision, was a key piece of the puzzle that led to the Civil War, our nation’s most violent conflict still, 150 years and 8 major wars later.

    If you three dudes–writers of books, commanders of opinion, and filmers of butts–can’t get this right, then what hope does the country have?

    P.S. The statue had him sitting in a chair, not on a horse, because he was a judge, you know.

    (Yes, I’m being pedantic. And, yes, the podcast is great, and I truly enjoy it every time.)

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  28. profdlp Inactive
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    thelonious (View Comment):
    That’s an impressive amount of pixelation covering Rob Long.

    That’s why they call him Rob Long.  His given name was actually Richard.

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  29. The Gold Tooth Inactive
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    I enjoyed @jonahgoldberg‘s correction of @johnpodhoretz‘s understanding of averages, an understanding shared by most of the population. If Bill Gates gives a speech to 99 typical conference attendees, the average net worth of those in the room is roughly $850,000,000, but this doesn’t mean that 50 people have a net worth greater than that sum and 50 lower. Distribution is critical.

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  30. Bereket Kelile Member
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    Mrs. Ink (View Comment):

    Happy Wonderer (View Comment):
    John’s suggested method of affixing blame for violence at demonstrations is a non-starter. Giving counter demonstrators carte blanche to smear their opponents by becoming violent at their opponents’ events and claiming they were provoked into it only results in more violence. It is an invitation to violent response as a heckler’s veto. We’ve already seen that at Berkeley this year with the Milo event.

    I agree with Happy Wonderer.

    I also agree. People seem to have a problem assigning any blame to the counter-protesters because they fear it’s an endorsement of why the Neo Nazi’s were demonstrating. It’s perfectly reasonable to denounce the counter-protesters actions and denounce the beliefs of the protesters. It is incredibly easy to ignore the demonstrations of these guys and I think any decent person would have no interest in seeking out information about their future gatherings. If you drive from out of town to show up at a rally then you can’t say you were provoked.

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