In this latest episode, sponsored by Quip and Robinhood, the Sub-Beacon discusses Steven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird and the battle between athletes and owners. Sonny says basta! to different kinds of pasta. JVL bids a fond farewell to Twitter. Vic thinks vodka-kombucha is a great idea. Plus reflections on the great Alex Trebek.

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  1. Jdetente Member

    Interesting discussion about Spielberg and his attempt to sabotage Netflix’s production house from being eligible for Oscars. Seems to me that in the long run people like him and the larger world of the movie industry are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Their future is the same as the music industry’s future was back in the Napster days…decline and eventually irrelevance. They would be better off finding a way to co-opt the streaming model.

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    • March 7, 2019, at 11:10 AM PST
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  2. Texmoor Coolidge

    The Italian food opening was classic.

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    • March 7, 2019, at 11:45 AM PST
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  3. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    The guy who actually is Mike Myers?

    The person to replace Alex Trebek would have to have the ability to speak quickly — and be somewhat smart.

    James Woods who had a high SAT score would be a great choice, but he is probably way too toxic for the Left.

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    • March 7, 2019, at 8:30 PM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    FYI: Movies @ 27:30.

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    • March 8, 2019, at 7:26 AM PST
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  5. Patrick McClure Member

    No sympathy for the Twitter hate, JVL. Next time don’t have a pro-infanticide writer cover pro-life events if they can only make snarky comments. 

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    • March 8, 2019, at 12:31 PM PST
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  6. Daniel Sterman Listener

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    No sympathy for the Twitter hate, JVL. Next time don’t have a pro-infanticide writer cover pro-life events if they can only make snarky comments.

    https://thebulwark.com/cpac-abortion-and-a-note-on-what-we-do-here/

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    • March 10, 2019, at 1:06 PM PST
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  7. Taras Coolidge

    DanielSterman (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    No sympathy for the Twitter hate, JVL. Next time don’t have a pro-infanticide writer cover pro-life events if they can only make snarky comments.

    https://thebulwark.com/cpac-abortion-and-a-note-on-what-we-do-here/

    Wow! Jonathan V. Last’s loooong response to criticism is devastating.

    To his own side, that is. Here’s a choice paragraph:

    Funnily enough, I sent someone else there to cover it, too; someone who is deeply pro-life and a pretty hard-core social conservative. He never filed a piece because, as he explained to me, “The trouble with CPAC is that I was going in to counter-program a little by trying to do some silver lining stuff. But no: It’s trash pretty much top to bottom and the misanthropic take is the honest one.”

    This alleged pro-lifer (whom JVL doesn’t name) found nothing worth reporting at CPAC? For those of us who are not deeply embittered Never-Trumpers, this seems to violate common sense and experience.

    And in fact I have myself listened to several Ricochet podcasts containing intelligent and valuable conversations and interviews recorded at CPAC.

    The real problem for JVL and his minion, why they judged it “trash pretty much top to bottom“, was probably the absence of Never-Trumpers.

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    • March 10, 2019, at 7:40 PM PST
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  8. Daniel Sterman Listener

    A subjective disagreement with one person’s news judgment is “devastating” to an entire side now?

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    • March 10, 2019, at 10:22 PM PST
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  9. Taras Coolidge

    DanielSterman (View Comment):

    A subjective disagreement with one person’s news judgment is “devastating” to an entire side now?

    Here’s some of the “trash” on the list of speakers: Byron York, Gary Sinise, John Batchelor, Andrew McCarthy, Rick Santorum, Kay Coles James, Gordon Chang, K.T. Macfarland, Tammy Bruce, Dore Gold, Kim Strassel, Salena Zito, Rich Lowry, David Webb, Michelle Malkin, Michael Ramirez, Scott Walker, Marsha Blackburn, Lindsey Graham.

    To spell it out, only someone deeply in the throes of Trump Derangement Syndrome (or a hard-line progressive, of course) could possibly dismiss people like that as “trash”.

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    • March 10, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST
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  10. Daniel Sterman Listener

    A subjective disagreement with one person’s assessment of what constitutes trash is “devastating” to an entire side now?

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    • March 11, 2019, at 12:20 AM PST
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  11. Jdetente Member

    DanielSterman (View Comment):

    A subjective disagreement with one person’s assessment of what constitutes trash is “devastating” to an entire side now?

    Asked and answered. 

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    • March 11, 2019, at 11:09 AM PST
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