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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Stand Up Guys

 

Say what you want about our intrepid podcasters but they are real stand up guys. For Toby, he’s fresh from his smash debut as a stand up comic, for James… well, he’s lucky just to be standing up, having spent the last couple of days battling what he’s sure is some Chinese bioweapon disease.

As for the rest of the show there’s Boris Johnson’s transformation from licentious hero to finger-wagging scold, the UK’s new Internet regulator, and the BBC’s strangely impressive suicide strategy. And of course the Oscars… Have you oppressed a cow today?

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

 

In the 1950 and 60s the Imperial War Museum and the BBC recorded oral histories of ordinary Tommies and their experiences in the Great War from 1914-18. From enlistment to training, to the horrors of the mud, the blood, the gas, the stench and the filth of the trenches, and the somewhat hollow homecoming, their stories are both riveting and revolting.

To bring these these stories to life, New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson combines their voices with film from the IWM vaults, much of it never seen before. His techniques are both a marvel and at times questionable. When much of the footage was originally shot the frame rate of hand-cranked film was somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 to 16 frames per second instead of the now standard 24 FPS. To compensate, computer software was utilized to create interpolated frames. It smooths out the action and removes the herky-jerky style we have come to expect of motion pictures from the silent era but it means that for every minute of real film on screen there are about 20 seconds of computer created imagery. To top that off all of the film shot in France has been colorized and for theater audiences, some of it stereoscoped into 3D. I viewed the film as it was presented on the BBC on Armistice Day and the re-translation back to 2D is unsettling at times.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Male Journalists: What Responsibility Do They Have for Others’ Sexism?

 

Two interesting stories from across the pond caught my eye regarding male journalism and their responsibility for combating the sexism of others this week.

First from Israel during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit there. The Washington Post reported:

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Last February, a barn in Wiltshire, a county in southwest England, caught fire when an electrical fault ignited 60 tonnes of hay. Firefighters were able to rescue two sows and eighteen piglets from the blaze, prompting farmer Rachel Rivers to promise the firefighters some sausages when the pigs were butchered. The promise was made good […]

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Captain John Watson, M.D. of the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, newly returned after a combat injury from the war in Afghanistan, is looking for new living arrangements when a mutual friend introduces him to an odd young fellow, Sherlock Holmes, who is looking for a flat-mate to share space in a London apartment at 221B Baker […]

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Listening to the most recent Newshour program from the BBC World Service, I was bombarded by shellshocked reporters and Eurocrats tearing their hair and beating their breasts about what to do about – you guessed it – the Trumpian Menace. Given the newsreaders’ and reporters’ open sympathies with the EU, one would think “BBC” stands […]

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For anyone who’d like to hear Adams explain to the BBC why Americans will vote for Trump, you can hear him at 2PM EST today on the BBC: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/151660064166/hear-me-tonight-on-bbc-news-hour More

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When it comes to the automobile my views are very utilitarian. They are a wonderful symbol of freedom and a necessity, as much as horse ownership was before Henry Ford transformed the 20th Century. But I do not enjoy maintaining them. I am happy to pay someone else who does. And while I have been […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Clarkson, Conservatives, and the Cult of Victimhood

 

Jeremy ClarksonIt’s not easy being on the Right today. This is particularly true if you happen to be an affluent heterosexual white male. If you are unfortunate enough to be in that position, you are expected to spend most of your time checking your privilege and must be constantly vigilant lest you inadvertently commit a microaggression.

If, by some failure of the affirmative action system, you manage to slip past the bien pensant guardians of the culture and achieve mainstream celebrity status, your every word and deed will undoubtedly be subject to severe scrutiny. The slightest deviation from politically correct orthodoxy will result in mass public outrage and calls for your termination. Given such circumstances it is entirely understandable that many, if not most, conservative mainstream celebrities choose to toe the PC line and keep their views to themselves. Understandable, but disheartening nonetheless. To his credit, Jeremy Clarkson chose a different route.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. More Headline Bias for Peter Robinson – This Time from the BBC

 

Peter: Some thought you were being hypersensitive to an anti-Israel bias in the NYT. Well, Twitchy has posted what is perhaps a more blatant example of such bias — from the BBC.

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