Welcome to the debut episode of Ricochet Roundtable, the show with a name that is destined to change. This week, our hosts Mark Steyn, Jonah Goldberg and Rob Long riff on Muslim doughnuts, the budget battles, why Lindsay Graham is persona non grata, and the unique, teachable moment Mark’s son recently experienced. Trust us, you’ve never heard a podcast quite like this one. 

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    PJS

    I’ve been checking in all day, not patient me!  Whee!  off to listen!

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    • April 8, 2011 at 4:54 am
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    AmishDude: I like Rico Suave.

    But you have to pronounce it “Rick-o Suave” to get the full mileage out of the pun. · Apr 7 at 11:21pm

    Beautiful.  Cut, print.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 4:56 am
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    FLOUNCY

    • #3
    • April 8, 2011 at 5:06 am
  4. Profile photo of Kenneth Inactive

    The only prospect more delightful would be the inclusion of Greg Gutfeld – who would fit quite nicely into Mark Steyn’s breast pocket.

    • #4
    • April 8, 2011 at 5:21 am
  5. Profile photo of Whiskey Sam Inactive

    I TiVoed Big Bang Theory just to listen to this ASAP.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 5:27 am
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    Jonah Goldberg laughs like a dolphin.

    • #6
    • April 8, 2011 at 5:30 am
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    No, like a goat–said with love.

    The decline theme of this podcast made me think of “hide the decline” Climate change “truth”–no wonder they love global warning!

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:07 am
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    The other thing I thought of when listening to this podcast is something I almost never hear considered:  the extent to which the rest of the world, including EUROPE and CHINA depend on the USA as an R&D lab for creativity and the future–and we’re supposed to be more like them??

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:10 am
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    Whoever edits the music in at the end.  I appreciate you a lot.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:13 am
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    I want to see EJ Hill tackle the movie poster begging to be made of LBJ coming down off the mountain with the Rose Garden proclamation and a beagle.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:23 am
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    Kenneth: Jonah Goldberg laughs like a dolphin. · Apr 7 at 5:30pm

    Yes.  Yes he does.  And I also really have to wonder what the hell kind of tapes he’s got stashed away.  Three porn ideas in one show.

    EJ came through on the graphic (was there any doubt?), and this formally cements my proposed tagline for Ricochet: A Formidable Cluster.  Fine entertainment, gentlemen.  Bruce Campbell doesn’t say that lightly.

     PS: Dagnabbit, I really wish the FB Puppet Pals could’ve heard the first ten minutes or so on income disparity.  They woulda been hooked for the rest of the podcast.  Ah well, probably wouldn’t have joined anyway, but that part deserved wider circulation.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:24 am
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    What is “FB Puppet Pals”?

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:44 am
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    ParisParamus: What is “FB Puppet Pals”? · Apr 7 at 6:44pm

    My Facebook Friends.  Largely moonbatty, and some struggling with the whole Obama thing.  They seem to like the dash and glamor of an actual conservative checking in on their hallowed forwarded links.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 7:19 am
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    Ricochet Riff

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    • April 8, 2011 at 7:27 am
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    Kennedy Smith, yeah, that’s fun.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 7:28 am
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    PJS
    Kenneth: Jonah Goldberg laughs like a dolphin. · Apr 7 at 5:30pm

    His laugh reminds me of Woody Woodpecker.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 7:34 am
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    Rob, you are certainly not the only person who would pay good money for a photo of Mark Steyn in a striped blazer and a straw hat!

    Let the auction begin. I bid 3000 quatloos.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 7:42 am
  18. Profile photo of Leslie Watkins Member

     What about the name Ricochet Real-Time Roast?

    • #18
    • April 8, 2011 at 7:55 am
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    Or, maybe better, Ricochet Reel-Time Roast?

    • #19
    • April 8, 2011 at 7:56 am
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    Whiskey Sam: I TiVoed Big Bang Theory just to listen to this ASAP. · Apr 7 at 5:27pm

    Me too!!!!!

    • #20
    • April 8, 2011 at 8:04 am
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    Anybody buying Rob Long as the new Clint Eastwood?

    • #21
    • April 8, 2011 at 8:17 am
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    EJHill: Anybody buying Rob Long as the new Clint Eastwood? · Apr 7 at 8:17pm

    Hahahahahah.

    No. (sorry, Rob)

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    • April 8, 2011 at 8:22 am
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    Name suggestion:  Ricochet: Critical Mass

    • #23
    • April 8, 2011 at 8:23 am
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    Name suggestion:  Ricochet Off the Wall

    • #24
    • April 8, 2011 at 8:28 am
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    Nothing could beat turning on my computer and finding  Mark,  Jonah, and Rob together at last.   Thanks, guys, you made my day.  

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    • April 8, 2011 at 8:57 am
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    Whiskey Sam: I want to see EJ Hill tackle the movie poster begging to be made of LBJ coming down off the mountain with the Rose Garden proclamation and a beagle. · Apr 7 at 6:23pm

    It’s not a movie poster, but….

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    • April 8, 2011 at 9:08 am
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     Great show, but where is #64 of the regular podcast?

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    • April 8, 2011 at 9:09 am
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    Foxman:  Great show, but where is #64 of the regular podcast? · Apr 8 at 9:09am

    Coming later today. Guests Andrew Klavan and Pat Caddell. 

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    • April 8, 2011 at 9:27 am
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    EJHill
    Whiskey Sam: I want to see EJ Hill tackle the movie poster begging to be made of LBJ coming down off the mountain with the Rose Garden proclamation and a beagle. · Apr 7 at 6:23pm
    It’s not a movie poster, but…. · Apr 7 at 9:08pm

    This is fantastic, EJ!  I have a new background for my desktop.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 9:33 am
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    This is why I joined (finally).  Thank you, brilliant buckaroos.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 10:03 am
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