Doing Harry and Meghan

Since we last met Toby made another trip to Iceland, this time to give a talk at the inaugural meeting of a new free speech society. The post trip discussion on Icelandic cuisine, well, that’s a different story.

The news of the week prompts a question, “Do we need a New Enlightenment to tackle the hijacking of science by woke leftists?” Plus we tackle the Duke of Sussex’s extraordinarily misjudged admission that he killed 25 Taliban fighters, whether the arrest of Andrew Tate is an elaborate psy op, and the riot in the Brazilian capital and what that is likely to be blamed on.

In Culture Corner, The English, Season 2 of Slow Horses, Oblomov (Ivan Goncharov, 1859) and Hell’s March by Taylor Anderson.

This week’s opening sound is Ben McBean, formerly of the Royal Marines, talking with SkyNews on the Duke of Sussex’s relationship with the UK Armed Forces.

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  1. randallg Member
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    I’m surprised Toby didn’t sample the whale.
    Or the rotten shark (apparently an acquired taste – they call it fermented to make it sound slightly less gross.)
    Or the sheep’s head (warning: do NOT Google image search this.)
    These are staples in the diet of a people who have spent much of the last millennium in a state of famine.

     

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  2. randallg Member
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    The Icelandic horses however do look delicious. Yum!


    * Photos from actual Iceland in 2019

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  3. EJHill Podcaster
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    randallg: I’m surprised Toby didn’t sample the whale.

    Hard pass. On that and the horse anybody rode in on.

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  4. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    randallg (View Comment):

    The Icelandic horses however do look delicious.


    * Photos from actual Iceland in 2019

    Who is this man?

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  5. She Member
    She
    @She

    Excellent segment on Harry and Meghan. I especially liked the dramatic readings. Can’t wait for the movie version of Spare. I understand the working title is The Bonfire of Inanities. 

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  6. Leslie Watkins Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    randallg (View Comment):

    The Icelandic horses however do look delicious.


    * Photos from actual Iceland in 2019

    Who is this man?

    Looks like Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit).

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  7. Thursby Member
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    Toby does an American accent! Not to be missed. 

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  8. Richard Easton Coolidge
    Richard Easton
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    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    randallg (View Comment):

    The Icelandic horses however do look delicious.


    * Photos from actual Iceland in 2019

    Who is this man?

    Looks like Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit).

    It’s Bobby Fischer in 1972.

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  9. Leslie Watkins Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Leslie Watkins (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    randallg (View Comment):

    The Icelandic horses however do look delicious.


    * Photos from actual Iceland in 2019

    Who is this man?

    Looks like Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit).

    It’s Bobby Fischer in 1972.

    Interesting.

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  10. She Member
    She
    @She

    Hereford beef?  Yes!

    Hereford ice cream, if it included Just Rachel Damson Sloe Gin, equally, yes!

    Hereford puffin, shark, whale, horse, skyr?  What on earth are the Icelanders thinking?

     

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