Shut Up When You’re Talking to Me

What can we say? We enjoy a good time on Ricochet, and today’s episode is no exception. After slogging through Fauci emails, the guys get to chat with London’s honorable firebrand, Laurence Fox. He goes over the silver lining of his lost bid for mayor, and his future as an actor-turned-outspoken-conservative. Then Rob and James muse over a piece in The Atlantic on America’s drinking problem, and the boys side with happy hour! So take a seat, pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy another complimentary show from the best place for conversation online. (Join Ricochet for goodness’ sake!) And congratulations to @iWe for taking home the coveted Lilek’s Post of the Week for his post My Uber Hijacker.

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  1. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Too bad Rob apparently doesn’t know about Big Pharma’s opposition to non-patented and hence non-hugely-profitable alternative treatments.  And that some of those patents are held by Dr Fauci.

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  2. kylez Member
    kylez
    @kylez

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-hiv-covid-explained/fact-check-sars-cov-2-was-not-created-using-genes-from-hiv-fauci-does-not-hold-patents-for-an-hiv-component-to-sars-cov-2-idUSKBN29C26E

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  3. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    I bet James could tell plenty of stories about working and meeting famous people in Dinkytown.

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  4. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    @roblong needs to read @drbastiat ‘s post.

    https://ricochet.com/973438/the-education-of-our-children/

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  5. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    Remind me again, who was it that removed the regulatory hurdles to allow Big Pharma to move at warp speed?

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  6. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    It’s been said “you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.”  I would add, as I have for years/decades, “you can’t have legal hard drugs and a welfare state.”  And for the same reasons.

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  7. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    You can’t have open borders and a Fed that is trying to create inflation. If prices were going down all the time nobody would care about cheap labor.

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  8. StoughtonObserver Member
    StoughtonObserver
    @Bruce W Banerdt

    Great podcast by all 3 hosts.

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  9. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I bet James could tell plenty of stories about working and meeting famous people in Dinkytown.

    Oh, I can. ;) Jackson Browne showed up one night after a concert and  took all the waitresses in his limo for a ride. When he returned later, he tried to use the employee staircase to go upstairs to the restaurant, and was informed he could not do so by Mehdi, a waiter who would later make the unwise decision to return to his native Iran after Khomeini took power. Jackson Browne said “do you know who I am?” And Mehdi said “I don’t give a bleep who are, you can’t come up the stairs.” Pretty sure he knew exactly who he was. Especially after the waitress incident.

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  10. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I bet James could tell plenty of stories about working and meeting famous people in Dinkytown.

    Oh, I can. ;) Jackson Browne showed up one night after a concert and took all the waitresses in his limo for a ride. When he returned later, he tried to use the employee staircase to go upstairs to the restaurant, and was informed he could not do so by Mehdi, a waiter who would later make the unwise decision to return to his native Iran after Khomeini took power. Jackson Browne said “do you know who I am?” And Mehdi said “I don’t give a bleep who are, you can’t come up the stairs.” Pretty sure he knew exactly who he was. Especially after the waitress incident.

    See, there’s your book!  Or movie, or whatever you guys were talking about.

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  11. Samuel Block Support
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    @SamuelBlock

    StoughtonObserver (View Comment):

    Great podcast by all 3 hosts.

    Agreed. Mr. Fox was no slouch either.

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  12. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!)
    @DonG

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Too bad Rob apparently doesn’t know about Big Pharma’s opposition to non-patented and hence non-hugely-profitable alternative treatments. And that some of those patents are held by Dr Fauci.

    Agreed.  Totally ill-informed take by Rob Long.  Without the intervention of Big Pharma, we would have had HCQ and Ivermectin use from Day 1.  Not only would millions more people be alive, but with an IFR less than seasonal flu, we would not have lockdowns.  No lockdowns, no Marxist takeover, no $10 TRILLION in extra debt, no 40 new pharma billionaires, no takeover of Hong Kong, no Coumo killing 14,000 grannies,…   But all of that is OK, since Orange Man can’t Tweet.   

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  13. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):
    Totally ill-informed take by Rob Long.

    As a Hollywood guy, that’s often the only kind of take he has.

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  14. Al Sparks Thatcher
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    @AlSparks

    On the remarks Rob made about young adults addicted to safety because of how they were raised, I’d like to add another fundamental reason.

    The number of single child families.

    While today’s parents, and really the last couple of generations of parents with 2-3 kids have also placing them under constant supervision, I think that having less children overall has made these parents more anxious about the kids they do have.

    That anxiety gets passed onto their children.

    Rinse and repeat.

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  15. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
    OwnedByDogs
    @JuliaBlaschke

    I miss the 80’s.

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  16. James Lileks Contributor
    James Lileks
    @jameslileks

    kedavis (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I bet James could tell plenty of stories about working and meeting famous people in Dinkytown.

    Oh, I can. ;) Jackson Browne showed up one night after a concert and took all the waitresses in his limo for a ride. When he returned later, he tried to use the employee staircase to go upstairs to the restaurant, and was informed he could not do so by Mehdi, a waiter who would later make the unwise decision to return to his native Iran after Khomeini took power. Jackson Browne said “do you know who I am?” And Mehdi said “I don’t give a bleep who are, you can’t come up the stairs.” Pretty sure he knew exactly who he was. Especially after the waitress incident.

    See, there’s your book! Or movie, or whatever you guys were talking about.

    It was already a book: “Graveyard Special.” I can’t recall what I called the singer. I left out the episodes where I got drugs for David Byrne, though.

    (aspirins)

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  17. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    I bet James could tell plenty of stories about working and meeting famous people in Dinkytown.

    Oh, I can. ;) Jackson Browne showed up one night after a concert and took all the waitresses in his limo for a ride. When he returned later, he tried to use the employee staircase to go upstairs to the restaurant, and was informed he could not do so by Mehdi, a waiter who would later make the unwise decision to return to his native Iran after Khomeini took power. Jackson Browne said “do you know who I am?” And Mehdi said “I don’t give a bleep who are, you can’t come up the stairs.” Pretty sure he knew exactly who he was. Especially after the waitress incident.

    See, there’s your book! Or movie, or whatever you guys were talking about.

    It was already a book: “Graveyard Special.” I can’t recall what I called the singer. I left out the episodes where I got drugs for David Byrne, though.

    (aspirins)

    So I guess on the next cruise, just pass out copies to the people at your table and enjoy your meal.  :-)

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  18. Annefy Member
    Annefy
    @Annefy

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    On the remarks Rob made about young adults addicted to safety because of how they were raised, I’d like to add another fundamental reason.

    The number of single child families.

    While today’s parents, and really the last couple of generations of parents with 2-3 kids have also placing them under constant supervision, I think that having less children overall has made these parents more anxious about the kids they do have.

    That anxiety gets passed onto their children.

    Rinse and repeat.

    I didn’t listen to the podcast ~ can I at least hope that “how they were raised” doesn’t only apply only to the part that parents play in the raising?

     

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  19. Samuel Block Support
    Samuel Block
    @SamuelBlock

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    On the remarks Rob made about young adults addicted to safety because of how they were raised, I’d like to add another fundamental reason.

    The number of single child families.

    While today’s parents, and really the last couple of generations of parents with 2-3 kids have also placing them under constant supervision, I think that having less children overall has made these parents more anxious about the kids they do have.

    That anxiety gets passed onto their children.

    Rinse and repeat.

    I didn’t listen to the podcast ~ can I at least hope that “how they were raised” doesn’t only apply only to the part that parents play in the raising?

    I recommend. This one was special. 

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  20. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Samuel Block (View Comment):

    Annefy (View Comment):

    Al Sparks (View Comment):

    On the remarks Rob made about young adults addicted to safety because of how they were raised, I’d like to add another fundamental reason.

    The number of single child families.

    While today’s parents, and really the last couple of generations of parents with 2-3 kids have also placing them under constant supervision, I think that having less children overall has made these parents more anxious about the kids they do have.

    That anxiety gets passed onto their children.

    Rinse and repeat.

    I didn’t listen to the podcast ~ can I at least hope that “how they were raised” doesn’t only apply only to the part that parents play in the raising?

    I recommend. This one was special.

    Yes, Rob still had pulled-from-his-*** opinions, but at least this time they weren’t about Trump.

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  21. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    The fiscal dynamics of hard drug enforcement are absurd. The problem is, if we legalized them now, the cartels have so much money that they would just go into some other form of crime. 

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  22. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Is Rob channeling Dilbert with that tie in the picture?

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  23. Wolfsheim Member
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    @Wolfsheim

    Please have Laurence Fox back…The story about the schoolteacher is haunting…

    Fascinating discussion about alcohol…As I poured myself a bit of Japanese shōchū, I braced myself for a sermon. Instead, hurray!

    Europeans and Japanese do not share Americans’ rather wild ambivalence toward booze. Still, cultural attitudes change. In Japan, public intoxication was once widely tolerated. Until not so long ago, there were vending machines for beer on public streets, and though there were laws against drinking by minors, they were largely ignored. (I am ashamed to say that, as a professor, I used to drink on semi-official occasions with students who were under 20. And drinking contests were, alas, more or less de rigueur. More than once I saw the young females put the males under the table. I would help pay for the first rounds and then head for home, trying not to think about where the kids were then off to…) Ah, but all that is thankfully no more…It should be noted that the law followed social consensus. (Japan certainly does have its conformist side, but at least we haven’t the likes of Nanny Fauci.)

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  24. RufusRJones Member
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    @RufusRJones

    Wolfsheim (View Comment):
    there were vending machines for beer on public streets

    I remember people talking about this when I was a kid. OMG JAPAN IS SO AWSOME THEY HAVE BEER IN THE VENDING MACHINES. lol

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  25. Wolfsheim Member
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    @Wolfsheim

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Too bad Rob apparently doesn’t know about Big Pharma’s opposition to non-patented and hence non-hugely-profitable alternative treatments. And that some of those patents are held by Dr Fauci.

    I have a wife who thinks that Dr. Fauci has horns…I too am inclined to think that he is a scoundrel. (Above all, I can’t endure the way he pronounces the word mask. (His nasalized vowel would penetrate any protective device.) But can you document your last statement?

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  26. Quickz Member
    Quickz
    @Quickz

    Enjoyable podcast! I wanted to say that I also found Rick Beato’s YT channel about a half-year ago and it sure is fantastic watching him break down songs I love (and some I didn’t care much for, but now appreciate at least on a musical/technical level) and walk me through the brilliance that made them. Right on for sharing that James!

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  27. Scott Wilmot Member
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    @ScottWilmot

    DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) (View Comment):
    Agreed.  Totally ill-informed take by Rob Long.  Without the intervention of Big Pharma, we would have had HCQ and Ivermectin use from Day 1. 

    Agree 100%. They lied about HCQ and Ivermectin so they could get emergency authorization. Big Pharma got rich off of our tax dollars and face no consequences for the deaths from their vaccines. Disgusting.

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  28. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Wolfsheim (View Comment):
    there were vending machines for beer on public streets

    I remember people talking about this when I was a kid. OMG JAPAN IS SO AWSOME THEY HAVE BEER IN THE VENDING MACHINES. lol

    Years ago there was an episode of Donahue where the guest was the author of a then-new book called Japanese Jive.  One part of the book – and of the show – dealt with the large use of vending machines in Japan, and some of the things sold in them.  Including underpants that had been worn by young girls.  Apparently they were quite popular with businessmen.

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  29. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Wolfsheim (View Comment):
    (I am ashamed to say that, as a professor, I used to drink on semi-official occasions with students who were under 20.

    None of that stuff comes down from the sky on stone tablets.  The drinking age in the US was 18 for a long time, and even younger in the past.

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  30. Miffed White Male Member
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    @MiffedWhiteMale

    kedavis (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Wolfsheim (View Comment):
    there were vending machines for beer on public streets

    I remember people talking about this when I was a kid. OMG JAPAN IS SO AWSOME THEY HAVE BEER IN THE VENDING MACHINES. lol

    Years ago there was an episode of Donahue where the guest was the author of a then-new book called Japanese Jive. One part of the book – and of the show – dealt with the large use of vending machines in Japan, and some of the things sold in them. Including underpants that had been worn by young girls. Apparently they were quite popular with businessmen.

    I’ve read that the underpants thing is a myth.

     

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