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This week our congenial hosts talk about Toby’s narrow escape from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. But more importantly, how’s a journalist expected to take a family holiday without an expense account?
Toby also frets about his obsession with watering the lawn and how he’s going to cope with the hosepipe ban. And with James’ proclivity for the occasional trip down the rabbit hole, is he nervous about Alex Jones being found guilty of defamation and having to pay millions of dollars to people he’s accused of being ‘crisis actors?’
Finally, they cover the increasing scepticism about the Covid vaccines and whether those responsible for creating and promoting them will ever face a reckoning.
In Culture Corner we offer up The Offer (Paramount+), The Sandman (Netflix) and Prey (Disney+ UK/Hulu in the US).
This week’s opening sound is Alex Jones taking the stand in his own defense in his defamation trial.
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James descends further into imbecility as he lauds a left-wing Disney movie in which the Comanches are the good guys, vs. the alien “Predators”.
In reality, the Comanches were a vicious, predator tribe that preyed on other Native Americans, torturing and murdering the men, gang raping and enslaving the women, and stealing their lands.
Certain tribes — including the Tonkawa and Kickapoo — they marked for extermination; but the coming of the Long Knives spoiled their game.
In the 18th century, French fur trappers would have been interested in beaver, not bison. The near extermination of bison, by meat hunters for the railroads, occurred in the second half of the 19th century.
Never heard the term “hose pipe” before!
I enjoy it when the lawn stops growing and doesn’t need to be mowed as much. Why water it and make work for myself?