Chapo Trap House and the rise of the dirtbag left

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For the uninitiated, CTH is a very popular (to the tune of $30k+ per month coming in via Pateron) podcast by a group of foul-mouthed socialists with a tendency to tear into liberals with just as much (if not more) zeal than conservatives. They were recently profiled/critiqued in the New Yorker. The episode in which they respond to the article (mostly by viciously mocking the author and the New Yorker in general) is a decent introduction. There's also a critique of the critique, of course.

I'm interested in this growing notion of the "dirtbag left" and the increasing ranks of the DSA, which I recognize are partly separate phenomena. (There is an amusing schism in their demo between the very young and the very old.)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:11 (two years ago) Permalink

This was probably the best intro I ever read:

http://splitsider.com/2016/09/explaining-the-chapo-trap-house-podcast-to-the-uninitiated/

Which gets into the reference-heavy jag the show occasionally launches off on.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:17 (two years ago) Permalink

these dudes sound pretty unpleasant tbh

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I follow some dem socialists on Twitter and it took me like three goddamn months that it was a podcast and not just some sort of weird meme

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to progressive causes by something stronger than the tether between Hot Shots: Part Deux and the US Navy?

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:25 (two years ago) Permalink

I have only heard a few recent episodes, but the divide in airtime between vulgar comic riffs and actual discussion/intvws is pretty much 50/50

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:27 (two years ago) Permalink

to answer yr question more directly Tombot I have seen a *lot* of tweets w/ CTH fans flaunting their newly received Socialist Organizer mailers/cards, anecdotal certainly but not nothing

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:31 (two years ago) Permalink

They're still spending way too much time complaining about Hillary, the election and their critics. I find it amusing enough as a light podcast for driving but they're going to have to move on to keep listeners.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:33 (two years ago) Permalink

a vigorous and funny response to the alt-right is probably a good thing, but this just sounds like a load of jerks being jerks

iatee otm

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:33 (two years ago) Permalink

This sounds pretty 'edgy'. I'll be interested to see what these guys do once they're out of high school.

DJ Untz Hall (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:38 (two years ago) Permalink

I find it amusing enough as a light podcast for driving but they're going to have to move on to keep listeners.

Agreed, I think this will be a necessity after the inauguration anyway

tbh I mostly enjoy their eviscerations of liberal commentators/thinkers - fish in a barrel, sure, but undeniably satisfying

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Have never listened to the show, read the article, I think i follow a couple of them on twitter. I hadn't realized they responded to the article with vicious mockery on their show, that's kind of a bummer since I saw them responding to outraged CTH devotees on twitter with essentially "chill the fuck out, it was a pretty good profile."

JoeStork, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:39 (two years ago) Permalink

in the following episode they emphasized that they were embarrassed by people defending them

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:40 (two years ago) Permalink

I think the 'jerks being jerks' stuff is overstated. I've listened to 10-12 eps now and there's nothing really offensive? They pick on dweeby Twitter people and pundits.

The episodes where they read from Ross Douthat and Megan McCardle's books are the best I've heard, followed by the interview with Adam Curtis.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:47 (two years ago) Permalink

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to progressive causes by something stronger than the tether between Hot Shots: Part Deux and the US Navy?

It's an Air America show that can survive on its listener base, I don't think anyone's expecting them to start a revolution with a podcast. It's amusing to listen to a talk show with an actual left-wing viewpoint.

At least some of them are active with DSA and similar groups but they're also just relatively privileged liberal arts college NYC alt-media people.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:51 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm realizing I could have asked the same question about Das Racist (RIP) and gotten kind of the same answer and it would have been fine. Why I felt the need to ask it of a podcast as if that requires a different kind of "authentic" pedigree is weird, and my thinking needs unpacking on that

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to dirtbag causes?

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:35 (two years ago) Permalink

I think I need it explained to me how they are not directly related

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I've listened to most episodes, it's a great podcast. Their coverage of the primaries was often very funny. An early ep had a great guest who detailed the situation w teacher strikes in Mexico. Occasionally they do succumb to the more deluded and counter productive tendencies of hardcore Berners though.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:43 (two years ago) Permalink

i'll out myself. matt's a thoughtful guy. felix is lol in most moods and he reminds me eerily of turkey-obsessed college friends i miss; also i found his les mis reading compelling. will clearly guides the whole thing and holds episodes together but imo is the blankest when he goes on the attack. some episodes really are just them giggling at their own press clips. thought it was completely hilarious that their william f buckley impression was actually a capt. peter peachfuzz impression.

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:40 (two years ago) Permalink

obviously the keep it negative dickhole zing crew should run podcasting

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:42 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't think "keep it negative" is a fair summation of their worldview

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:44 (two years ago) Permalink

a vigorous and funny response to the alt-right is probably a good thing, but this just sounds like a load of jerks being jerks

maybe if we brainstormed some more descriptions of trump's hair

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:49 (two years ago) Permalink

afaict they're in the same gen x/millenial straddler segment as a bunch of my peers, sneer at the gen x detachment and corporate institutions equally, and are well-versed in the web communities that predate the 4chan weird bullshit, parallel to or members of somethingawful and other shit of the time

idk it's a thing where every political opinion coming from them seems like a deep-seated reaction from living through the late 90s and early 00s and that's the lens

mh 😏, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:49 (two years ago) Permalink

douthat rip is savage

I'm trying to catch up to the Trap House but these things are like 90 minutes long. I'm on episode 4. By the time they're talking about current events, Trump's first term will be over

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I thoroughly enjoy the Chapo Trap House. When I first discovered it it felt like a real catharsis to hear other people roughly my age or a little younger shredding New Democratism and bad centrist punditry of both liberal and conservative varieties but not in a lefty crank, counterpunch sort of way.

I can't say I love the new format with more regulars and preferred the dynamic of just Felix-Matt-Will. I like Amber and Virgil Texas individually I just don't feel like the show works as well with them regularly participating.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:27 (two years ago) Permalink

ALSO as I think we talked about a little on the podcast thread, it seems harder for them to find their footing in a Trump world, now that the irrelevant centrist punditry has actually been rendered irrelevant.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:39 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm trying to catch up to the Trap House but these things are like 90 minutes long. I'm on episode 4.

I've found that playback at 1.25x speed can be your friend.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:52 (two years ago) Permalink

i couldn't get through an episode of this, even though i generally agree with them

it just... isn't funny at all, or insightful. probably because the things that are funny and insightful in sad leftist twitter aren't funny outside of sad leftist twitter

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Whiney, just listen to the Freeway Ross Douthat episode then skip to current events. Discussing the conventions doesn't really work as entertainment six months after the fact.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:20 (two years ago) Permalink

being a completionist about a politics podcast is the most onion a/v club thing i've ever heard

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I tried to listen to an episode but I just found it unbearable, but I realize I should have listened before I read that interview they did with Paste, which is hands down the most embarrassing thing I read last year: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/chapo-trap-house-are-the-vulgar-brilliant-demigods.html

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:24 (two years ago) Permalink

i've encountered enough asshole know-it-all leftists on twitter (including at least one of the chapo guys, i think) that i haven't exactly been eager to give this a try.

Wozniak on Kimye's Baby (jaymc), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:25 (two years ago) Permalink

"I haven't listened to this but I don't like it based on reading an article about it" is the most boring and non-contributing thing you can possibly say.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Except I did listen to it?

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Like, "I tried to listen to an episode" is the first goddamn thing I say in my post

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:30 (two years ago) Permalink

They do definitely reflect the worst of leftist Twitter at times. Like it's clear from recent episodes their way of continuing in Trump World will be to still hammer Clinton relentlessly land act like centrist democrats are worse than actual fascists. They are really mad at Hillary for losing to Trump when all I heard from them for months was that she was just as bad.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:13 (two years ago) Permalink

The show works better for me when Matt or Amber bring up something that show they've done a but more homework on this stuff.

My particular fave episodes are stuff like having on Adam Curtis, Matt Karp on his book on Antebellum American politics setting up race science and eugenics shit trickling down to Breitbart, or even the pilot ep of sorts where they excoriate the weird mentality behind Michael Bay's "13 Hours."

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:23 (two years ago) Permalink

xp p sure they're mad at hillary for beating bernie with the weight of the DNC behind her, propping up trump as an easy win and then running an embarrassing general election campaign built on "of course i'll win"

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:45 (two years ago) Permalink

and given that this toolbag seems to be the presumptive 2020 favorite of the DNC, which has not shown any indication of shifting platform aside from a few pockets of support for keith ellison, keeping the fire under the democrats might be the only thing that saves us from 4 additional years of actual fascism

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:49 (two years ago) Permalink

Nerderik P.

salthigh, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:17 (two years ago) Permalink

The "weight of the DNC" that Bernie's ramshackle campaign couldn't overcome but Obama could somehow. We can blame this vague "rigging" for Bernie's loss (and not acknowledge that maybe he should campaigned in the south) but can't admit the Comey letter had an effect on Hillary's?

After the primary was pretty much over they called the differences between Trump and Clinton "a wash". Matt Christman perpetuated the deluded idea that the Bernie delegates at the Nevada caucus were "disenfranchised", just as one example. Granted it wasn't the job of the left to get Hillary elected (I'd have personally preferred Bernie for a number of reasons) but you don't get to act mad at her campaign for losing when you perpetuated the equivalency narrative throughout the campaign. Many Dems have been able to acknowledge that she was a vulnerable candidate that we were stuck with because not enough people ran but it seems like it would literally kill many on the left to just say "we got carried away".

Also, encouraging people to spread "Bernie Would've Won" memes is pretty asshole-ish and counter productive but I don't know maybe stopping actual fascism will require purging People who don't hate Hillary but I could be wrong.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:23 (two years ago) Permalink

but you don't get to act mad at her campaign for losing when you perpetuated the equivalency narrative throughout the campaign

You kind of do? I listened to the post-DNC podcasts and a lot of commentary revolved around things that seemed iffy even at the time when it seemed like a lock - trotting out Mike Bloomberg, the lineup of neocon security/military people lining up for Hillary, etc.. It goes back to 2000/2002 - if you're going to present Republican-lite as the face of the party why wouldn't the voters who are into that just vote for real Republicans? They were also right back then on focusing on decency being poor judgement.

Were the Hillary fainting jokes in bad taste? Sure. That's still the most tiresome part of the podcast, but it's also a fairly small part of it.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Funny thing about Bloomberg is we was one of the few convention speakers who got kind of a positive reaction from the Bernie or busters there when he mentioned that he described himself as an "independent" what or John Lewis got anti-tpp chants. There was definitely messaging problems w HRC's campaign but given the consequences of the election (potential loss of social programs for one) people with visibility on the left seemed reluctant to encourage voting for the obviously better choice of the corny old lady and pickedvthr campsign apart for things all high level campaigns do becuae they were probably confident she was going to win anyway.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Also, encouraging people to spread "Bernie Would've Won" memes is pretty asshole-ish and counter productive but I don't know maybe stopping actual fascism will require purging People who don't hate Hillary but I could be wrong.

― Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 3:23 AM (twenty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i don't think spreading memes has ever been productive in any direction

seriously didn't realize there were still people aside from high ranking democrat pols and frederik who think the answer to defeating trumpism over the next 4 years is to double down on the 2016 strategy

this is some gluing humpty dumpty together again shit

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:00 (two years ago) Permalink

that Bernie's ramshackle campaign couldn't overcome but Obama could somehow

yeah it's almost like these are two different candidates running on entirely different platforms with entirely different relationships to the DNC

how close are you to running out the "of course the DNC sank bernie, he wasn't a member of their party!" argument that was briefly popular 8 months ago in an entirely different america

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Yes, Mike Bloomberg is a well-known figure on the socialist lecture circuit. Hugely popular on the left. Yuge.

It is a reminder that the one thing worse than jokes about Hillary's medical problems is the narrative around BernieBros and "Bernie or Busters" where whatever ills that pop into your head can be ascribed to them.

The fundamental disconnect here appears to be your belief that the left's issue with Clinton is that she was "corny."

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:06 (two years ago) Permalink

xxp obvs

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:06 (two years ago) Permalink

I never said "everything was perfect w HRC's messaging except that leftist twitter and this podcast didn't like it". I'd have preferred a different candidate but Hillary won the primary, she was obviously the better candidate compared to Trump. When you vote for a candidate you are voting a coalition into office. Making equivrlrncies beyeeen her and Trump was ridiculous then (kind of offensive actually when you put in perspective ) and looks even more ridiculous now. Maybe you can post the photo of them at a party together I've seen a million times and I'll withdraw that.

We have social media, we know the left got "carried away" I don''t see the point in denying that base level reality. I mean people were literally crying st the convention because they thought Bernie would get the nomination somehow.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Been enjoying Street Fight lately quite a bit, love these dudes

flappy bird, Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:15 (one month ago) Permalink

i very much relate to matt's inability to stop watching SNL no matter how bad it gets

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:19 (one month ago) Permalink

I would pay like a good dollar for a monthly guide to the best of that month's Street Fight. it's just too much damn pod

resident hack (Simon H.), Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

I get so many Patreon emails from Street Fight, I don't even read the episode descriptions anymore.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 20 December 2018 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

A movie ep where they giddily praise a DCEU flick

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 21 December 2018 08:51 (one month ago) Permalink

hellworld is full of surprises

H00kup with Jaundice Singles!! (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 21 December 2018 09:16 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nojrpd2WL30&pbjreload=10

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:51 (four weeks ago) Permalink

broken link

flappy bird, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:52 (four weeks ago) Permalink

not loading - the Matt/Will/Virgil talk about Starship Troopers

Matt's dressed like an adult.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nojrpd2WL30

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

oh sick, thanks for sharing - will watch asap

flappy bird, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 21:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Virgil snuck in a good unremarked-upon line in the tabletop ep: “I’ll be back in two gifs,” with a hard g.

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 28 December 2018 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Amber solidifies her place as the crew's true Berniebro

https://thebaffler.com/all-tomorrows-parties/its-bernie-bitch-frost

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:46 (one week ago) Permalink

warren's pitch of "i'm the good parts of bernie + hillary" is going to drive some people insane

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:17 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah she should take that off her bumper stickers

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Lmao: And what we moved onto was Bernie—our indefatigable, unwavering, incorruptible Bernie! And we very nearly won, despite despicable sabotage from the DNC.

Frederik B, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Debate scheduling

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:58 (one week ago) Permalink

No no, it's even better. That sentence includes a link to the Donna Brazile article. Looooooool.

Frederik B, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Ya focusing on the dnc's ultimately rather trivial machinations too much absolves all the ordinary schmucks who figured hilary clinton wd be a good presidential candidate lol

Master Humphrey's Cock (Bananaman Begins), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

she should stick to the advice column tbh

resident hack (Simon H.), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I'm very much team Bernie as is known but also very much never bought into the "sabotage" narrative. It's not really shocking that an upstart didn't have the backing of party insiders. I think in teh US we don't even really have a good concept of what a political party is in most democracies -- the Democratic party is WAY more up for grabs than most parties.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 12 January 2019 16:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Does anyone know if Amber A’Lee Frost is on Twitter ?

— John Cusack (@johncusack) January 16, 2019

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:57 (one week ago) Permalink

john trynna slide into those dms

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:58 (one week ago) Permalink

every time i look at my podcast app and consider listening to chapo the newest episode description is too unappealing for me to bother. last 3 times I've looked it's been an episode discussing aquaman, christmas episode/one of their dumb radio play things, talking about this bernie article with amber.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:31 (one week ago) Permalink

the xmas ep surprised me by being actually funny but they need to stop doing those interminable "tabletop" eps

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:34 (one week ago) Permalink

counterpoint: the latest tabletop two-parter was good not bad, actually, and i say that as someone who couldn’t sit through the previous ones

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

i don't know who to believe here

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Counter-counterpoint: the latest one was 2x2.5 hours long and fuck that shit

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:48 (one week ago) Permalink

what else am i gonna fill my time with on this interminable march to the grave

Effectively Big Jim with a beard. (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm definitely noticing a widespread creep lately in podcast length. Lots of folks bumping up against or even crossing the two-hour mark. personally I think one hour should be the cutoff. podcasts that exceed that almost always involve a whole lot of shambling, unfocused bullshit. I know the Chapo guys are doing something aesthetically different from him, but Chris Hayes' podcast never exceeds an hour and he digs in to some pretty cpmplicated shit (e.g. this week's episode on trade).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Mine are 44 mins on average and I plan to keep it that way

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:09 (one week ago) Permalink

what's your podcast? i know i've seen you mention it on here before but I can't recall the name

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I love the tabletop episodes

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:13 (one week ago) Permalink

hacks.fm xp

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:19 (one week ago) Permalink

i like a long podcast myself

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:32 (one week ago) Permalink

try Dan Carlin

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

i don't like dan carlin because my BA is in history and i just object to half of the things he says

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

because it's for a layman's audience (or he is just lazy) and he simplifies to an absurd degree

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:36 (one week ago) Permalink

heard an episode where he was talking about the frankfurt school and steam was coming out my ears

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:37 (one week ago) Permalink

i like a long, rambling podcast because i almost always listen to them in the background or when i'm trying to fall asleep. Chapo & Red Scare are great for naps ime

flappy bird, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:53 (one week ago) Permalink

ha ha I just meant that Carlin always drops 4 hour long podcasts

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:55 (one week ago) Permalink

he's got the length but perhaps not the width

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 19:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Dan Carlin is the worst

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:00 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m finishing up an episode on the mechanics of conspiracy theory that’s just under two hours. I could chop it in half but my release schedule is already highly artitrary so I’m thinking of just posting it whole to let folks enjoy it for a while.

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:43 (six days ago) Permalink

I think this merits a "holy shit"

Update: The red shirt-clad guy is Phil Dershowitz, a biophysics PhD student at Iowa State and a cousin of Alan Dershowitz's. He's a socialist fan of @CHAPOTRAPHOUSE and @PplPolicyProj, and he'll vote for the furthest left candidate in the field. https://t.co/kPEybm0MGZ

— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) January 19, 2019

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 00:33 (three hours ago) Permalink

also, lol @ The Baffler for having to retract Amber's pro-Bernie tract for being too explicitly partisan

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 01:00 (three hours ago) Permalink

Did they really?? Wow

flappy bird, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 01:56 (two hours ago) Permalink

Must be an interesting editorial process they have over there

resident hack (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:04 (two hours ago) Permalink

Weirder and worse to have published it in the first place probably

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:37 (one hour ago) Permalink

godDAMN son

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:39 (one hour ago) Permalink


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