The Weirdest GLoP Ever

The title is actually a direct quote from Rob Long in this episode, and it refers in part to his description of the trip he took last week (both in mind and in body). That’s all we’re going to say here — you’ll have to tune in for the actual story. Also, what the heck is going on at Oberlin, is Hollywood over, and there’s no coughing in the Oval Office. Got it?

 

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  1. kylez Member

    Finally.

    • #1
    • June 18, 2019, at 11:37 AM PDT
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  2. Arahant Member

    Rob seemed at a loss for words today.

    • #2
    • June 18, 2019, at 12:22 PM PDT
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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan

    kylez (View Comment):

    Finally.

    Yea! I missed you guys!

    • #3
    • June 18, 2019, at 12:27 PM PDT
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  4. Brian Coolidge

    The formula for Jpod letting you talk is ayahuasca

    • #4
    • June 18, 2019, at 12:50 PM PDT
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  5. Gary Robbins Reagan

    Brian (View Comment):

    The formula for Jpod letting you talk is ayahuasca

    Huh?

    • #5
    • June 18, 2019, at 1:13 PM PDT
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  6. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Rob, all I can say is … I hope it didn’t cost you a lot of money!

    • #6
    • June 18, 2019, at 2:49 PM PDT
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  7. Jdetente Member

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Brian (View Comment):

    The formula for Jpod letting you talk is ayahuasca

    Huh?

    Rob’s trippin’….

    • #7
    • June 18, 2019, at 3:29 PM PDT
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  8. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Stephanopolis is a Democrat operative. Always has been and always will be.

    • #8
    • June 18, 2019, at 4:14 PM PDT
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  9. Fresch Fisch Member

    Keep looking at my Stitcher to see if GLoP was back in business after this Game of Thrones crap.

    And we get a story of Rob tripping?

    In a past life of neck mine long Leinenkugals and Ahlman bros live at the Filmore did the trick.

     

    • #9
    • June 18, 2019, at 5:42 PM PDT
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  10. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Stephanopolis is a Democrat operative. Always has been and always will be.

    I wonder when Carl Rove or John Sununu will get to moderate a democratic debate?

    • #10
    • June 18, 2019, at 6:43 PM PDT
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  11. Drusus Coolidge

    No, there have been weirder. Cornhole, anyone? 

    • #11
    • June 18, 2019, at 9:07 PM PDT
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  12. Arahant Member

    Drusus (View Comment):

    No, there have been weirder. Cornhole, anyone?

    Next week, they can play cornhole while on ayahuasca.

    • #12
    • June 18, 2019, at 9:10 PM PDT
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  13. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Drusus (View Comment):

    No, there have been weirder. Cornhole, anyone?

    Next week, they can play cornhole while on ayahuasca.

    Now you’re going where no man has gone before.

    • #13
    • June 18, 2019, at 10:46 PM PDT
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  14. kedavis Member

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Drusus (View Comment):

    No, there have been weirder. Cornhole, anyone?

    Next week, they can play cornhole while on ayahuasca.

    Now you’re going where no man has gone before.

    At least, as far as we know. And I, for one, don’t want to know any different.

    • #14
    • June 19, 2019, at 2:35 AM PDT
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  15. kedavis Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Rob seemed at a loss for words today.

    Everyone I know who thought “mind-expanding” drugs were a great thing, they were the only ones who thought so. Everyone who knew them before and after, thought it made them less, not more. In their own minds, they apparently thought it was so great. But if their minds were actually damaged, how useful of a measurement is that?

    I’m not surprised they smoke tobacco, either, and think that’s just fine.

    Calling it “medicine” is a big giveaway too. I know many people who use that name for their heroin.

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    • June 19, 2019, at 2:41 AM PDT
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  16. kedavis Member

    I thought a comment to a Sub-Beacon podcast about John Wick 3 was appropriate: Like watching someone else play a video game.

    • #16
    • June 19, 2019, at 3:17 AM PDT
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  17. Old Bathos Member

    I zoned out sitting on my bucket listening to my 1968 self argue with George Will about what the Founding Fathers would have thought about the scoring rules in cornhole. Did I miss anything?

    • #17
    • June 19, 2019, at 6:26 AM PDT
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  18. Henry Castaigne Member

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    I zoned out sitting on my bucket listening to my 1968 self argue with George Will about what the Founding Fathers would have thought about the scoring rules in cornhole. Did I miss anything?

    Did Hamilton get in fist fight with Jefferson?

    • #18
    • June 19, 2019, at 7:01 AM PDT
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  19. Right Wing Teamster Lawyer Thatcher

    I dunno. I thought #106, “The Thighs Have It” was weirder.

    • #19
    • June 19, 2019, at 8:37 AM PDT
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  20. colleenb Member

    Could never see myself doing what Rob did but it was (cough) interesting to hear about the experience. I hope everyone there acknowledged their first-world status. Talk about cultural appropriation and also being really Hollywood. I too am obsessed with the Oberlin story and hope against hope that this might make a difference in the college campus culture.

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    • June 19, 2019, at 9:28 AM PDT
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  21. Miffed White Male Member

    colleenb (View Comment):
    I too am obsessed with the Oberlin story and hope against hope that this might make a difference in the college campus culture.

    Spoiler alert: It won’t.

     

    • #21
    • June 19, 2019, at 9:41 AM PDT
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  22. Old Bathos Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    I zoned out sitting on my bucket listening to my 1968 self argue with George Will about what the Founding Fathers would have thought about the scoring rules in cornhole. Did I miss anything?

    Did Hamilton get in fist fight with Jefferson?

    Dunno. They both rode away on the same pod of lavender dolphins. Me from 1981 thought that was particularly silly. We both laughed. Then Rob Long kept saying “Of course, the troubles are all the same and all of you know my name” and it got tiresome.

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    • June 19, 2019, at 10:26 AM PDT
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  23. connorfamilyr1 Coolidge

    So what is the name of the ayahuasca place? I’m drying to give this a quick google. 

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    • June 19, 2019, at 10:30 AM PDT
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  24. Miffed White Male Member

    I actually remember reading at the time the WSJ Op-Ed that Jonah references, although (obviously, since it was his first published piece) I had no idea who he was at the time. 

    It was really strange the first time I heard him tell that story, thinking “Wait, that was Jonah?!”

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    • June 19, 2019, at 10:55 AM PDT
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  25. Joseph Stocks Member

    Did anyone else detect the irony of Jonah criticizing the Sohrab Amari faction for being tired and wishing that the Oberlin mess proves a culture out of control instead of the system working. Jonah says this is the world we live in, get used to it. 

    The same guy who started a podcast call THE REMNANT criticizing people who wish there was a remnant where people don’t get whipped up in a frenzy over false accusations of racism that destroy businesses.

     

    • #25
    • June 19, 2019, at 11:39 AM PDT
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  26. Jdetente Member

    Joseph Stocks (View Comment):

    Did anyone else detect the irony of Jonah criticizing the Sohrab Amari faction for being tired and wishing that the Oberlin mess proves a culture out of control instead of the system working. Jonah says this is the world we live in, get used to it.

    The same guy who started a podcast call THE REMNANT criticizing people who wish there was a remnant where people don’t get whipped up in a frenzy over false accusations of racism that destroy businesses.

     

    Jonah is not very self-aware…at least since he hasn’t been since 2016.

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    • June 19, 2019, at 12:48 PM PDT
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  27. Leslie Watkins Member

    Jonah says (paraphrasing) “What else are you gonna do?” which I took as linking criticism of Oberlin for letting the bakery situation get to where it got with the bad idea (in my view) that perhaps conservatives should consider political approaches to inculcating public values. (I have found that whenever Jonah says he’s not trying to do something–in this case, bringing up the French/Amari conflict–that’s usually exactly what he’s doing.) In any case, there’s lots of things that could be done short of turning nonsense into a legal case. Most importantly, trustees could demand that college administrators follow the principles of their respective institutions rather than pander to student ideas of social justice, a phenom that is greatly impeding actual learning at the university level. Except for Mitch Daniels at Purdue and the president of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia after the SJWs came for Camille Paglia, college administrators don’t seem to be able (or want) to do this, I suspect because matriculating at their colleges is so expensive they feel they must pander to student emotions rather than expect them to behave in ways commensurate with the school’s intellectual reputation. The liberal legal system worked in this case, yes, but it should not have been needed. Decadence reigns.

    For what it’s worth, I think Rob showed a lot of courage in both taking and talking about his trip to Costa Rica. Perhaps (from my own surmising) what he experienced is personal involvement with quantum reality, described (negatively) by Einstein as “spooky action at a distance.” Some scientists hypothesize that some migratory birds use quantum effect to navigate their routes. Quantum computers are expected to offer major breakthroughs in finance, medicine, and health care by making use of the ability of subatomic particles to be in more than one place at a time. Is it too crazy to think that psychedelics might introduce the initiate to a quantum reality that enables fantastic soul searching?

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    • June 19, 2019, at 1:31 PM PDT
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  28. J Ro Member

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Could never see myself doing what Rob did but it was (cough) interesting to hear about the experience. I hope everyone there acknowledged their first-world status. Talk about cultural appropriation and also being really Hollywood. I too am obsessed with the Oberlin story and hope against hope that this might make a difference in the college campus culture.

    I had to look up Oberlin to find out what kind of school it is. 

    Oberlin is so woke that 5% of their student body is African-American. Could it be the whitest college in America?

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    • June 19, 2019, at 6:52 PM PDT
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  29. kedavis Member

    J Ro (View Comment):

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Could never see myself doing what Rob did but it was (cough) interesting to hear about the experience. I hope everyone there acknowledged their first-world status. Talk about cultural appropriation and also being really Hollywood. I too am obsessed with the Oberlin story and hope against hope that this might make a difference in the college campus culture.

    I had to look up Oberlin to find out what kind of school it is.

    Oberlin is so woke that 5% of their student body is African-American. Could it be the whitest college in America?

    Well, we shouldn’t expect it to be all 100% gay.

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    • June 19, 2019, at 9:32 PM PDT
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  30. Dr.Guido Member

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):
    Jonah says (paraphrasing) “What else are you gonna do?” which I took as linking criticism of Oberlin for letting the bakery situation get to where it got with the bad idea (in my view) that perhaps conservatives should consider political approaches to inculcating public values. (I have found that whenever Jonah says he’s not trying to do something–in this case, bringing up the French/Amari conflict–that’s usually exactly what he’s doing.) In any case, there’s lots of things that could be done short of turning nonsense into a legal case. Most importantly, trustees could demand that college administrators follow the principles of their respective institutions rather than pander to student ideas of social justice, a phenom that is greatly impeding actual learning at the university level. Except for Mitch Daniels at Purdue and the president of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia after the SJWs came for Camille Paglia, college administrators don’t seem to be able (or want) to do this, I suspect because matriculating at their colleges is so expensive they feel they must pander to student emotions rather than expect them to behave in ways commensurate with the school’s intellectual reputation. The liberal legal system worked in this case, yes, but it should not have been needed. Decadence reigns.

    For what it’s worth, I think Rob showed a lot of courage in both taking and talking about his trip to Costa Rica. Perhaps (from my own surmising) what he experienced is personal involvement with quantum reality, described (negatively) by Einstein as “spooky action at a distance.” Some scientists hypothesize that some migratory birds use quantum effect to navigate their routes. Quantum computers are expected to offer major breakthroughs in finance, medicine, and health care by making use of the ability of subatomic particles to be in more than one place at a time. Is it too crazy to think that psychedelics might introduce the initiate to a quantum reality that enables fantastic soul searching?

    Hmm…courage or folly? Not sure.

    The bright, well educated, talented and still stoned Rob Long brought me —like— all the way back to 1967 and the 1st time I got wrecked on Cape Cod….kinda-sorta funny but if this were the 1st time I signed on to GLOP Culture it would, like, be …like…the last time.

    I’m tempted to get my $$ back.

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    • June 19, 2019, at 10:04 PM PDT
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