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As other countries and individual American States open up, Toby laments that his opposition to the lockdown, and his new website, LockdownSceptics.org, is gradually taking over his life. After a promising start with Brexit, James is starting to believe that this Government is the worst of his lifetime.

And that’s mostly due to the PM’s early about-face in response to Neil Ferguson and his Imperial College modeling. (Note: After the show was recorded Ferguson resigned his position for breaking the lockdown rules with his married lover.)

In our culture segment James enthuses about Parasite, while Toby gushes about The Last Kingdom.

This week’s audio clip of Michael Levitt (biophysicist and a professor of structural biology at Stanford University) courtesy of UnHerd.

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  1. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Ricochet Audio Network: (Note: After the show was recorded Ferguson resigned his position for breaking the lockdown rules with his married lover.)

    Married? Why is this relevant?

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    • May 5, 2020, at 3:40 PM PDT
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  2. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Basil Fawlty: Married? Why is this relevant?

    Not to each other. If you’re going to force separation for non-household members throughout the country, it’s a bit hypocritical to engage in extramarital rumba-bumpy, isn’t it?

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    • May 5, 2020, at 3:59 PM PDT
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  3. Basil Fawlty Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Basil Fawlty: Married? Why is this relevant?

    Not to each other. If you’re going to force separation for non-household members throughout the country, it’s a bit hypocritical to engage in extramarital rumba-bumpy, isn’t it?

    Sure. But whether the extramarital rumba-bumpy receptor is married or single doesn’t seem relevant to the degree of hypocrisy of violating plague restrictions.

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    • May 5, 2020, at 4:30 PM PDT
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  4. WilliamDean Coolidge

    Sixteen Candles seems dated today because it was so in tune with the time it was filmed in. All the characters are clad in what were then the idealized fashions of the day, talk in the style of the era, etc. Fads and trends come and go, and any movie that seeks to capture the essence of what is essentially transient is naturally going to lose its contemporary relevance fairly quickly. 

    This is true of many “teen” oriented films, as teenagers generally drive, shape, and participate in these trends more than adults. Rebel Without a Cause isn’t exactly timeless, either.

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    • May 5, 2020, at 4:50 PM PDT
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  5. Henry Castaigne Member

    At around 28:00 you James was going on about how much the BBC loves science. The reason is that the left wants to replace G-d with science. Without G-d, people will not become atheist; they will make new gods. They like the power and obedience that religion gives without all the G-d stuff.

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    • May 5, 2020, at 6:18 PM PDT
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  6. Leslie Watkins Inactive
    Leslie Watkins Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Tobes (if I may)—my hero! Your efforts to base the lockdown strategy on reason is much appreciated. (Not that I should be surprised, given your amazing work on another pressing concern, education.) Ya’ll’s podcast really makes my day.

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    • May 5, 2020, at 7:34 PM PDT
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  7. MISTER BITCOIN Member

    James and Toby are so witty and funny probably because of their accent.

     

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    • May 5, 2020, at 7:48 PM PDT
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Basil Fawlty: Married? Why is this relevant?

    Not to each other. If you’re going to force separation for non-household members throughout the country, it’s a bit hypocritical to engage in extramarital rumba-bumpy, isn’t it?

    Sure. But whether the extramarital rumba-bumpy receptor is married or single doesn’t seem relevant to the degree of hypocrisy of violating plague restrictions.

    To exaggerate the distinction, it’s like violating restrictions shopping at a grocery store vs. robbing a grocery store. 

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    • May 7, 2020, at 1:35 AM PDT
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