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  1. The King Prawn Inactive
    The King Prawn
    @TheKingPrawn

    Peter, this is where you keep the shotgun.

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  2. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    15 minutes in, I’m wondering if this isn’t the Halloween episode. The stuff of nightmares, all around.

    In a lightning round, I think Peter is more like the thunder that slowly rumbles in before the flash.

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  3. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    What do you do with a drunken sailor?

    According to Uriah Levy, in his book “Manual of internal rules and regulations for men-of-war” (VAN NOSTRAND, New York, 1862):

    . . . When any man returns on board of the ship in a state of intoxication, all ofiicers are directed to keep away from him, and not to exchange a sentence with him. His messmates are to be called; they will take charge of him, lead him forward and lash him up in his hammock, if, in the opinion of the officer of the deck, it is necessary.

    The navy has an answer for everything.

    Seawriter

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  4. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Nothing beats the sound of racking a round in the chamber for home defense.

    Just ask Slow Joe.

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  5. Majestyk Contributor
    Majestyk
    @Majestyk

    Rob is right about podcasting.  It has really replaced a lot of my talk radio listening – especially at work.  If not for the fact that I spend my shekels on Ricochet, I would probably subscribe to Rush so that I could time-shift his show to the times when I want to listen to him.

    Trouble is, the shows that I want to listen to (Prager, Hewitt, Rush) have expensive paywalls.  Ricochet is such a great deal for the podcasts ONLY.

    James is also right: A radio DVR would be AWESOME.

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  6. jmelvin Member
    jmelvin
    @jmelvin

    Kozak:Nothing beats the sound of racking a round in the chamber for home defense.

    Just ask Slow Joe.

    Even Slow Joe didn’t grasp that.  He only talked about a double barrel.  Maybe the invader will also recognize the sound of that action closing as well?

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  7. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    Majestyk:Rob is right about podcasting. It has really replaced a lot of my talk radio listening – especially at work. If not for the fact that I spend my shekels on Ricochet, I would probably subscribe to Rush so that I could time-shift his show to the times when I want to listen to him.

    Trouble is, the shows that I want to listen to (Prager, Hewitt, Rush) have expensive paywalls. Ricochet is such a great deal for the podcasts ONLY.

    James is also right: A radio DVR would be AWESOME.

    Replay Radio

    or

    TuneIn Radio

    • #7
  8. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r2b-CSOwDY

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  9. Peter Robinson Contributor
    Peter Robinson
    @PeterRobinson

    The King Prawn:Peter, this is where you keep the shotgun.

    Perfectly astonishing. The free market. It thinks of everything–even a shotgun rack that’ll fit under the covers.

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  10. Peter Robinson Contributor
    Peter Robinson
    @PeterRobinson

    Aaron Miller:15 minutes in, I’m wondering if this isn’t the Halloween episode. The stuff of nightmares, all around.

    In a lightning round, I think Peter is more like the thunder that slowly rumbles in before the flash.

    You put that very nicely, Aaron. (It would have been easy to say I was…slow and ponderous.)

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  11. jmelvin Member
    jmelvin
    @jmelvin

    The King Prawn:Peter, this is where you keep the shotgun.

    Oh King Prawn, that thing is much too pedestrian.  You need a bed safe!

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  12. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
    @EJHill

    Terrestrial radio is horrible – right up until disaster strikes and you need it. Oops. Old man broadcaster rant.

    (Hangs head and shuffles off mumbling “I’ll show ’em…” )

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  13. jmelvin Member
    jmelvin
    @jmelvin

    Peter you asked “Who gets their news from Facebook?”

    Actually Facebook provides a decent medium for the collection of daily news provided one has “Liked” the right organization’s pages.  It is fairly common practice for many news organizations, both local and national, to share their text, audio, or video stories on Facebook.  As a result, a Facebook user who even checks their account once or twice a day can easily come across many of the big headline stories or articles from a wide range of sources without having to go further than to the Facebook app on their smartphone.

    Want to know what’s big and new from National Review, ABC News, your local news station, or the local newspaper without having to check a half dozen different webpages?  Check your Facebook feed.  Granted it might not get you everything that’s out there that may be of interest, but it can be a decent place to start and may suffice when you’re short on time.  Facebook is for far more than just BuzzFeed or even lesser sites.

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  14. user_30416 Inactive
    user_30416
    @LeslieWatkins

    James, I don’t mean to scold, but I was shocked—shocked—to hear you grouse about what are essentially food aesthetics, seeing as you are an expert on aesthetics, especially cultural ones. I would have thought you’d be perfect for food writing, or at the very least appreciative rather than critical of same! But then, I’m from Louisiana, so consider cooking for someone else to be one of the highest compliments, acts of love, that one person can pay another. And think of good food and drink as a miracle for the senses. Boo hiss to those who soured your heart.

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  15. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    Peter,

    Pics or it didn’t happen.  We want pictures of you in your grubbies.

    P.S. Grease is really hard to get out of a sweater………you have been warned!

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  16. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    Aaron Miller:

    In a lightning round, I think Peter is more like the thunder that slowly rumbles in before the flash.

    Before the flash?

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  17. Peter Robinson Contributor
    Peter Robinson
    @PeterRobinson

    jmelvin:Peter you asked “Who gets their news from Facebook?”

    Actually Facebook provides a decent medium for the collection of daily news provided one has “Liked” the right organization’s pages. It is fairly common practice for many news organizations, both local and national, to share their text, audio, or video stories on Facebook. As a result, a Facebook user who even checks their account once or twice a day can easily come across many of the big headline stories or articles from a wide range of sources without having to go further than to the Facebook app on their smartphone.

    Want to know what’s big and new from National Review, ABC News, your local news station, or the local newspaper without having to a half dozen different webpages? Check your Facebook feed. Granted it might not get you everything that’s out there that may be of interest, but it can be a decent place to start and may suffice when you’re short on time. Facebook is for far more than just BuzzFeed or even lesser sites.

    Thanks, jmelvin. You’ve given me an entire education here. (Rob and James would of course argue that I should already have known all this, but I just plain didn’t.)

    • #17
  18. Peter Robinson Contributor
    Peter Robinson
    @PeterRobinson

    1967mustangman:Peter,

    Pics or it didn’t happen. We want pictures of you in your grubbies.

    P.S. Grease is really hard to get out of a sweater………you have been warned!

    You’re talking about my futzing around with my new (but old) beemer, right mustangman? Below a couple of pics. The car’s a 2002 M3. The old guy’s me. The young guy’s my oldest boy. We drove the car up through the coastal mountains and then down to the beach one afternoon, purely for the delightful heck of it. (Sorry. No sweaters needed that day.)

    2014-08-23 14.24.18

    2014-08-23 14.25.42

    • #18
  19. Ricochet Member
    Ricochet
    @JudgeMental

    Peter Robinson:

    1967mustangman:Peter,

    Pics or it didn’t happen. We want pictures of you in your grubbies.

    P.S. Grease is really hard to get out of a sweater………you have been warned!

    You’re talking about my futzing around with my new (but old) beemer, right mustangman? Below a couple of pics. The car’s a 2002 M3. The old guy’s me. The young guy’s my oldest boy. We drove the car up through the coastal mountains and then down to the beach one afternoon, purely for the delightful heck of it. (Sorry. No sweaters needed that day.)

    2014-08-23 14.24.18

    2014-08-23 14.25.42

    It took a second for your shorts to pop into focus.  I thought I was seeing two arms with pink rubber gloves sticking out from the dashboard.  What kind of weird car is this?

    • #19
  20. jmelvin Member
    jmelvin
    @jmelvin

    You’re quite welcome, sir.

    • #20
  21. Matede Inactive
    Matede
    @MateDe

    I’d still like to hear Rob’s comments on the Jim Gaffigan Show premier

    • #21
  22. viruscop Member
    viruscop
    @Viruscop

    I’d like to hear why Conservatives never talk about China the way they talk about threats from radical Islamists, who really don’t have anything close to the capability that China has. I’d also like to hear, if man-made climate change is a reality, the three of them would feel about permanently higher taxes to pay for a whole new water infrastructure in California and perhaps the entire country.

    • #22
  23. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller
    @AaronMiller

    Miffed White Male:

    Aaron Miller:

    In a lightning round, I think Peter is more like the thunder that slowly rumbles in before the flash.

    Before the flash?

    I knew some stickler would call shenanigans on that. Before the next flash.

    Sometimes you have to stretch the analogy.

    • #23
  24. kmtanner Inactive
    kmtanner
    @kmtanner

    First 20 minutes you answered one question. This questiontime is useless.

    • #24
  25. Eeyore Member
    Eeyore
    @Eeyore

    EJHill:Terrestrial radio is horrible – right up until disaster strikes and you need it. Oops. Old man broadcaster rant.

    (Hangs head and shuffles off mumbling “I’ll show ‘em…” )

    While you were napping, EJ, I ran those kids off your lawn.

    • #25
  26. 1967mustangman Inactive
    1967mustangman
    @1967mustangman

    Peter Robinson:

    1967mustangman:Peter,

    Pics or it didn’t happen. We want pictures of you in your grubbies.

    P.S. Grease is really hard to get out of a sweater………you have been warned!

    You’re talking about my futzing around with my new (but old) beemer, right mustangman? Below a couple of pics. The car’s a 2002 M3. The old guy’s me. The young guy’s my oldest boy. We drove the car up through the coastal mountains and then down to the beach one afternoon, purely for the delightful heck of it. (Sorry. No sweaters needed that day.)

    2014-08-23 14.24.18

    2014-08-23 14.25.42

    Very nice Peter.  Very nice.

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  27. user_130082 Member
    user_130082
    @JamesAtkins

    OMG, that was the worst,  most self-indulgent  1hr 18min 58sec I have ever spent. Let me see if I can recap all I have heard. Sweaters…sweaters…sweaters…my new car…toast…toast…use Harry’s razor to shave while you sleep on a Casper mattress, and join Ricochet. If it weren’t for Jay and Mona, I’d ask for a refund of my membership.

    • #27
  28. Majestyk Contributor
    Majestyk
    @Majestyk

    viruscop:I’d like to hear why Conservatives never talk about China the way they talk about threats from radical Islamists, who really don’t have anything close to the capability that China has. I’d also like to hear, if man-made climate change is a reality, the three of them would feel about permanently higher taxes to pay for a whole new water infrastructure in California and perhaps the entire country.

    Precisely because our military and defense capabilities line up with theirs and the Chinese seem to want to play along with the Westphalian state tradition of having a large, traditional military with a capital navy, air force and nuclear deterrence.

    They aren’t necessarily interested in terrorism, which is asymmetric with our capabilities.

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  29. Ricochet Inactive
    Ricochet
    @Tsarmeister

    I’m disappointed that James chose imaginary toast over the real menace – gluten.

    Our poor little baptist church now feels obligated to provide a gluten-free option for the Lord’s Supper.

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  30. viruscop Member
    viruscop
    @Viruscop

    Majestyk:

    viruscop:

    Precisely because our military and defense capabilities line up with theirs and the Chinese seem to want to play along with the Westphalian state tradition of having a large, traditional military with a capital navy, air force and nuclear deterrence.

    They aren’t necessarily interested in terrorism, which is asymmetric with our capabilities.

    So the reason that Conservatives do not think that China, a big and powerful country, is not threat is because…China is a big and powerful country.

    I truly don’t understand why Conservatives do not think China is a great threat. Liberals in general, and I think I can speak on this with confidence, find China to be a much greater threat than any Muslim organization precisely because of China’s power, which is derived from their economy. Even my undergrad econ textbooks talked about this to a limited extent, noting that China’s rise had harmed the US economy because their economy fuels increased demand for all commodities, and that increased demand is passed on in higher prices to the West.

    Furthermore, China has expressed a desire to become the most powerful country in the world. I believe that can only come at the expense in power and living standards of the citizens of the most powerful country in the world.

    Additionally, to speak to James Lileks’ greatest fear, China has more of an ability to set off an emp device over the US than Iran.

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