This week Lucretia really takes it to Steve for his advanced case of DMLAS (Deficient Meat Loaf Awareness Syndrome—and we’re not talking the baked dish here), which surely must make the next edition of the DSM.

But from there we quickly pivot to a recap and demolition of the highlights of this week’s news, starting with Biden’s disastrous press conference, but moving quickly to the heart of the matter—that Biden’s errors stem from the luminous lightweights he listens to that have appealed to his narcissism. (Yes, we’re pointing at you, Jon Meacham! Meacham is reported to be the person who wrote Biden’s appalling lines about how everyone who doesn’t agree with him is Bull Connor.)

From there we make what we can of the momentous decision of M&Ms to go woke, to Weber grills for their meat loaf apology, and some reflections on the wider meaning of Jordan Peterson’s resignation from the University of Toronto. In between you’ll get some dish (but not meat loaf!) on NPR, some advice on proper apology form from Monty Python, and custom bumper music at both ends from Meat Loaf. Plus two teasers about two upcoming podcasts featuring illustrious guests. Pour yourself a double and settle in for an especially fast-paced episode.

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  1. Dr.Guido Member
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    I had no idea how good he was….until yesterday …when   I heard that recording of him doing the National Anthem.

    Wow!

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  2. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    The loser’s bar scene in the Naked Gun movie would now include a picture of Joe Biden.

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  3. Bishop Wash Member
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    For Steve.

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  4. RufusRJones Member
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    I love the beginning of this show. Every Republican needs to get what you guys are saying about the Aspen types. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  5. RufusRJones Member
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    The point of higher education is to get revenue from students and the government. That is what is driving everything. It’s over built, and they overcharge for supposedly developing human capital. There is no area of life that is more set up for a deflationary collapse.

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  6. Ernst Rabbit von Hasenpfeffer Member
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    I’ve been watching my downloads for the Sailer Murray Based Boomerpalooza podcast since I saw mention of it on Twitter.  I can’t wait.

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  7. Steven Hayward Podcaster
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    Ernst Rabbit von Hasenpfeffer (View Comment):

    I’ve been watching my downloads for the Sailer Murray Based Boomerpalooza podcast since I saw mention of it on Twitter. I can’t wait.

    About an hour from now. . .

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  8. Steven Hayward Podcaster
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    Ernst Rabbit von Hasenpfeffer (View Comment):

    I’ve been watching my downloads for the Sailer Murray Based Boomerpalooza podcast since I saw mention of it on Twitter. I can’t wait.

    And it’s up! https://ricochet.com/podcast/powerline/a-conversation-with-charles-murray-and-steve-sailer-pt-1/

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  9. LibertyDefender Member
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    In re m&ms and Skittles: I love a good practical joke, but possibly the cruelest practical joke I’ve ever witnessed was in spring of 2021 in Colorado at a FEMA drive-through CoViD vaccination clinic.  The volunteer pep squad there distributed custom hand-filled goodie bags of treats, and mixed in Skittles with m&ms.  Yikes. (It would never have been a problem if m&ms hadn’t abandoned the original color scheme, but that’s a rant for another day)

    In re Meat Loaf: Lucretia‘s synopsis of Paradise by the Dashboard Light is dead-on.  For a guy like me, in high school when the song came out, growing up in the greater New York metropolitan area listening to the Yankees on the radio, and the play-by-play in the song is by Phil Rizzuto, the Yankees’ beloved announcer, heck – the song was written just for me.  I don’t know how Steve could have missed Meat Loaf, if he was in high school at the same time.

    The album Bat Out of Hell is a masterpiece, a tour de force.  My prom date would cry every time she heard Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. She also slow danced to it every time, so I didn’t tease her too much about the crying.  And I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday . . .

    The first time I saw Meat Loaf perform – Saturday Night Live, March 1978, wow, what a sweaty fat pig, but man, can he sing! He was the embodiment of Bob Seger’s brilliant anthem Turn the Page:

    . . . Every ounce of energy
    You try to give away
    As the sweat pours out your body
    Like the music that you play . . .

    Further regarding Lucretia’s cogent commentary on the death of chivalry as practiced by brothers, fathers, and even boyfriends, the 1990 movie Metropolitan is a clever, poignant parody of the Manhattan social scene for debutantes in the mid-80s as the Manhattan social scene is crumbling (“I don’t read the great books.  I only read reviews of the great books”).  When one of their clique starts associating with a bad influence, the young men’s efforts to get to Montauk to defend her honor are very entertaining (“why, I had no idea you needed a driver’s license to rent a car – I thought you had a driver’s license!”)  Well worth a watch. 

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  10. Lucretia Contributor
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    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    In re m&ms and Skittles: I love a good practical joke, but possibly the cruelest practical joke I’ve ever witnessed was in spring of 2021 in Colorado at a FEMA drive-through CoViD vaccination clinic. The volunteer pep squad there distributed custom hand-filled goodie bags of treats, and mixed in Skittles with m&ms. Yikes. (It would never have been a problem if m&ms hadn’t abandoned the original color scheme, but that’s a rant for another day)

    In re Meat Loaf: Lucretia‘s synopsis of Paradise by the Dashboard Light is dead-on. For a guy like me, in high school when the song came out, growing up in the greater New York metropolitan area listening to the Yankees on the radio, and the play-by-play in the song is by Phil Rizzuto, the Yankees’ beloved announcer, heck – the song was written just for me. I don’t know how Steve could have missed Meat Loaf, if he was in high school at the same time.

    The album Bat Out of Hell is a masterpiece, a tour de force. My prom date would cry every time she heard Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. She also slow danced to it every time, so I didn’t tease her too much about the crying. And I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday . . .

    The first time I saw Meat Loaf perform – Saturday Night Live, March 1978, wow, what a sweaty fat pig, but man, can he sing! He was the embodiment of Bob Seger’s brilliant anthem Turn the Page:

    . . . Every ounce of energy
    You try to give away
    As the sweat pours out your body
    Like the music that you play . . .

    Further regarding Lucretia’s cogent commentary on the death of chivalry as practiced by brothers, fathers, and even boyfriends, the 1990 movie Metropolitan is a clever, poignant parody of the Manhattan social scene for debutantes in the mid-80s as the Manhattan social scene is crumbling (“I don’t read the great books. I only read reviews of the great books”). When one of their clique starts associating with a bad influence, the young men’s efforts to get to Montauk to defend her honor are very entertaining (“why, I had no idea you needed a driver’s license to rent a car – I thought you had a driver’s license!”) Well worth a watch.

    I too was in high school when Paradise by the Dashboard Light came out.  The funny thing is that it was actually poignant then, whereas its message is at best quaint today.  What young woman would actually demand undying love and marriage prior to… in today’s hookup culture?  But I think ultimately the lesson remains the same, which is why there are so many unhappy young women who have been conditioned to believe that they can engage in casual sex with the same abandon as men, but then wonder why the men never bother to see them again.  Remember the twit at Columbia (?) who walked around campus with a mattress strapped to her back to “protest’ the ridiculous farce that she had been sexually assaulted when the truth was that the encounter had been consensual but afterwards the guy “just wasn’t that into her….”  In the immortal words of Lincoln, “With the catching end the pleasures of the chase.”

    Okay, I probably didn’t need to go there.  Let me just say that I too remember slow dancing to Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and  also singing Karaoke duets to Paradise.  But…It was long ago and it was far away and it was so much better than it is today.

     

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  11. RufusRJones Member
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  12. LibertyDefender Member
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    Lucretia (View Comment):

    LibertyDefender (View Comment):

    In re Meat Loaf: Lucretia‘s synopsis of Paradise by the Dashboard Light is dead-on. For a guy like me, in high school when the song came out, growing up in the greater New York metropolitan area listening to the Yankees on the radio, and the play-by-play in the song is by Phil Rizzuto, the Yankees’ beloved announcer, heck – the song was written just for me. I don’t know how Steve could have missed Meat Loaf, if he was in high school at the same time.

    The album Bat Out of Hell is a masterpiece, a tour de force. My prom date would cry every time she heard Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad. She also slow danced to it every time, so I didn’t tease her too much about the crying. And I remember every little thing as if it happened only yesterday . . .

    I too was in high school when Paradise by the Dashboard Light came out. The funny thing is that it was actually poignant then, whereas its message is at best quaint today. What young woman would actually demand undying love and marriage prior to… in today’s hookup culture? But I think ultimately the lesson remains the same, which is why there are so many unhappy young women who have been conditioned to believe that they can engage in casual sex with the same abandon as men, but then wonder why the men never bother to see them again. . . . 

    I too remember slow dancing to Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad and also singing Karaoke duets to Paradise. But…It was long ago and it was far away and it was so much better than it is today.

    I’d have given my prom date anything she might have asked for – the sun, the moon, the stars, undying eternal love, marriage, . . .  sigh.

    I do have a few pictures (somewhere) and some very fond memories, though.

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