We forgot to mention, but certainly should have, that there are hundreds of actors in this two and a half minute video and only about three of them are so brazen and uncool as to be white. Not least of which is the star, Kendall Jenner. Which certainly is a slap in the face to the expectations of the Democratic voters who star in the thing and for whom it was made. After all, haven’t they been promised a world in which white people have been eliminated?

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for April 11, 2017, it’s the Say Kendall Please edition of the podcast, brought to you this week by ZipRecruiter: Business confidence is back, employers are hiring again. And more and more businesses are recruiting their best employees the smart way, with ZipRecruiter dot com.
This week we bring you, with taste and delicacy, Kendall. Blonde Kendall, brunette Kendall, professional Kendall, activist Kendall, Kendall consort to the fuzz…we don’t know and we don’t care. Pepsi decided to stiff her and we are there to catch her on the bounce. Did you *see* the Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial? All of the great things of the free market – appeal to youth and sex, colorful product placement, appropriating sacred social relevance for profit – are there and then some. Alas, Pepsi heard from the school librarians of the #BlackLivesMatter movement who, er, disapproved. Doesn’t Pepsi get it? Those revolutionary people drink Perrier or Lester’s anyway! They would gag on a Pepsi.

Next, we discuss Syria. We try to be serious but honestly we are in too good a mood after talking about Kendall. We both tend to side with the liberals and the #NeverTrumpers on this one. That is, we think that popping Assad one good one in the nose is a good thing. Fifty-eight Tomahawks, $1M each. Chickenfeed! Hit him again. Does not mean we are moving in with the 82nd Airborne for Chris’ sakes.

We will have our shower thoughts – this week my shower thought is a brief primer on the theory of General Relativity. Honest; the principal of equivalence and Galileo’s argument thereon. And, speaking of Galileo, our hidden gem this week is Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen!

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Members have made 9 comments.

  1. Profile photo of Grendel Member

    Has anyone else noticed the “Join the Conversation” placards? At about 1:41. Peter Robinson, call your office. Or your lawyer.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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  2. Profile photo of drlorentz Member

    You guys are misunderstanding the whole Obama red line thing. What he meant is that back when he was in law school, he’d take the Red Line at Harvard Square. See, he was just talking about the T all along.

    Tip for Mr. Feinburg: Some adjustable car seats have a memory feature that keeps track of several sets of positions. If someone messes up your seat you can get your favorite position back at the touch of a button. I only know this because I borrowed a car years ago that had this feature. Surely this must be common by now.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm
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  3. Profile photo of angelasg Member

    Yes, the shower thought about relativity was too long and complicated and not in keeping with the spirit of the segment.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm
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  4. Profile photo of Michael Stopa Podcaster

    angelasg (View Comment):
    Yes, the shower thought about relativity was too long and complicated and not in keeping with the spirit of the segment.

    Thanks for the feedback, Angelasg.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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  5. Profile photo of valis Coolidge

    Me, I wish she would not join any conversation until she can tell me why Sulla and Marius matter to her.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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  6. Profile photo of ModEcon Member

    I don’t know about y’all, but I found the one shower thought relatively interesting. It was a nice simple proof of a complicated subject.

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    • April 12, 2017 at 12:35 am
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  7. Profile photo of David Bryan Member

    Tod…I BEG you…PLEASE stop interrupting every sentence of Michael’s.

    • #7
    • April 12, 2017 at 5:51 am
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  8. Profile photo of Cato Rand Member

    More physics, less Trump. Liked it.

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    • April 12, 2017 at 6:28 am
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  9. Profile photo of LibertyDefender Member

    angelasg (View Comment):
    the shower thought about relativity was too long and complicated and not in keeping with the spirit of the segment.

    To the contrary, I – a nerd – thoroughly enjoyed the shower thought about relativity, which was made longer than necessary by Feinburg’s many interruptions.

    I’m also enjoying the Trumptalk. I was a big Cruz backer and remain a staunch Constitutionalist, but Trump is executing – acting – more strictly conservative than even Ronald Reagan.

    Harvard Lunch Club is way up there in the top 5 podcasts anywhere, in the rareified “air” with Mad Dogs and Englishmen. I want more HLC, not less.

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    • April 14, 2017 at 4:56 am
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