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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

these dudes sound pretty unpleasant tbh

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

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

obviously the keep it negative dickhole zing crew should run podcasting

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

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

"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 (three years ago) link

Except I did listen to it?

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

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

Nerderik P.

salthigh, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:17 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

xxp obvs

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

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 (three years ago) link

I'm also glad they inadvertently helped create a broader ecosystem of lefty independent media that can subsist solely on small donations

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:42 (three weeks ago) link

felix was on the majority report once and said he was making $108k per year, can't remember if he said before or after taxes

forensic plumber (harbl), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:45 (three weeks ago) link

may have been the michael brooks show tbh, i watch both too much

forensic plumber (harbl), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:46 (three weeks ago) link

I've been trying with True Anon; I kinda love Liz (virtuosic levels of vocal fry!) but I'm still finding that a whole hour+ of Brace is just too much Brace.

It's the only thing i have Patreon sub for. It's great - though the interviews are always slightly maddening. There's an immense amount of interesting stuff but they're both completely incapable of staying on one topic for more than thirty seconds.

ShariVari, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:50 (three weeks ago) link

i want to check out true anon, i have a friend that vouches for it, but idk if i can get used to liz's hardcore vocal fry

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:57 (three weeks ago) link

i've come to prefer michael brooks and majority report to chapo

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 11 March 2020 14:58 (three weeks ago) link

I was recently thinking of how impossible it would be to keep up with all the content if you listening to all 12-15 hours a week of the Majority Report, as well as the shows from its hosts current and former (Michael Brooks Show, Literary Hangover, Ring of Fire, Doomed!, the Antifada) and its regular guest hosts (Bex Dixon, Pareene, Brendan Sutton, Nomiki, Virgil Texas)

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:32 (three weeks ago) link

luckily I find the Antifada hosts too annoying to even want to keep up with it aside from Matt's history-focused guest eps

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:34 (three weeks ago) link

yeah i tried listening to it and it was basically like a bunch of high school kids saying, "Well we're COMMUNISTS"

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:42 (three weeks ago) link

I really enjoy liz's vocal fry but found true anon too obnoxious. I've listened to a couple other North American leftist podcasts here or there but nothing has ever stuck

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:14 (three weeks ago) link

Matt and Virgil on the politics of the Simpsons, for kicks

https://talkingsimpsons.libsyn.com/the-simpsons-politics-special-with-virgil-texas-and-matt-christman

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 16:16 (three weeks ago) link

Brett and Bryan from Street Fight are still the best of the pod-leftists but the shows aren’t focused enough for me to listen to regularly. Similarly, Sam Seder’s show is too much like listening to terrestrial radio but lefty.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:52 (three weeks ago) link

Srsly Wrong is my favorite. Very smart, funny, and empathetic explorations of different concepts with a particular focus on libertarian socialism. They're funny without doing the whole "dirtbag thing". Not that I mind dirtbag stuff either.

OneSecondBefore, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 21:01 (three weeks ago) link

The Matt Who Laughs

🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡FULL JOKERFICATION ACHIEVED🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/bm6aN83jIH

— jokerfied_cushbomb (@cushbomb) March 12, 2020

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 12 March 2020 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

Blowback has H Jon Benjamin and James Adomian, Stitcher Premium paying for the big voice guns

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Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 01:12 (two weeks ago) link

started listening to the beltway garage but was kind of like not in the mood for their shit right now

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 01:30 (two weeks ago) link

Virgil + Matt wonk episode is a hard pass in the best of times

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:46 (two weeks ago) link

Episode 2 of Episode 1: Joe Biden is out and it's like having your brain beaten with a sack of doorknobs

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:09 (one week ago) link

in a good way

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:09 (one week ago) link

though every once in a while i realize he's going to be the Dem nominee and gulp

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:09 (one week ago) link

Twitch chatting with Will, Kath, Chris, and Matt. Matt brings on his old adorable pug who’s in pugjamas.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/574815027

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 09:13 (one week ago) link

as i wait for the next ALAB (lol) i have to ask if the pareene pod ("politics of everything") is any good

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:56 (six days ago) link

i wonder how it could be

Mordy, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:56 (six days ago) link

do you think anyone discussed on this thread is good mordy?

(not that ive listened to any of the rest of it myself)

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:26 (six days ago) link

Pareene's podcast has one near-insurmountable hurdle to clear, which is that all podcasts are terrible

DJP, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:29 (six days ago) link

maybe if yr a GOTH they are

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:31 (six days ago) link

If the Dr Martens fit, etc

DJP, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:32 (six days ago) link

rise of the gothbag left

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:33 (six days ago) link

Etsy is on the case

https://www.etsy.com/market/goth_bag

DJP, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:36 (six days ago) link

talia levin's moby dick podcast is def gothbag left

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:37 (six days ago) link

The Pareene podcast is officially a New Republic podcast, so it’s a little more segment-y and professional

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 26 March 2020 17:15 (six days ago) link

I do not fucking do podcasts but was thinking of giving this a listen and then I just saw this.

omg the podcast is already too powerful pic.twitter.com/a69fwVEbyq

— Alex Press (@alexnpress) March 26, 2020

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:18 (six days ago) link

the pareene one was ok, most of it was a very factual interview with an experts on pandemics and US health politics, with a brief and to me not interesting appearance from commentator-comedian walter shapiro talking abt biden

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:26 (six days ago) link

xp same but I’d subscribe to this

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— Chaka Deanus (@Nondomjovi) March 26, 2020

extremely Dutch coughing sound (gyac), Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:28 (six days ago) link

Amber is way into the "ironic" race science

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 27 March 2020 04:04 (five days ago) link

Oh good.

silby, Friday, 27 March 2020 04:14 (five days ago) link

Yo can somebody just give me a quick definition of “jokerfied”? IDGAF about comic book culture but I started listening to CTH about 3 months ago and they won’t stop using this term. I feel like I should know what they’re on about and it’s driving me nuts.

thewufs, Friday, 27 March 2020 04:51 (five days ago) link

It's like when you realize you're the villain and you lean into it kinda? Like when Arthur kinda fully becomes the joker in joker (spoilers)

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Friday, 27 March 2020 06:11 (five days ago) link

interested in Blowback but not interested enough to subscribe to Stitcher, I assume I can wait it out until it's on non-Chris Hardwick shit eventually right?

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 27 March 2020 16:55 (five days ago) link

I read "jokerfied" as basically a more flamboyant version of being "blackpilled", which is to say, the current state of our world and our politics has driven you to theatrical nihilism.

OneSecondBefore, Friday, 27 March 2020 17:28 (five days ago) link

@whiney: it's being posted on the blackwolffeed subreddit.

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Friday, 27 March 2020 17:43 (five days ago) link

would rather opt for patience than piracy

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:47 (five days ago) link

Blowback seems a little too much for people who were 12 in 2003

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:02 (five days ago) link

I mean I figured it was more or less synonymous with “blackpilled” but for the professional class, like

thewufs, Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:08 (four days ago) link

Whoops, posted too soon

...like a kind of institutionalized kool-aid nihilism, but they apply the term so broadly that I thought there might be more to it

thewufs, Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:11 (four days ago) link

opening segment really not great but the interview with the nurse was good and infuriating, and I actually learned a few things (ie the physical impact of the respirators on the human body)

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:41 (yesterday) link

what’s up with virgil? hasn’t been on the show in aged and hasn’t even tweeted for over a week

a struggle to make meat-snacking fit (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:42 (yesterday) link

any studies on what COVID does to IBS?

brechtian social distancing (Simon H.), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:56 (yesterday) link

Virgil's working on creating an automatic Whip-It machine that can keep him sedated until this is all over.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:57 (yesterday) link

I bet Virgil wouldn't quit vaping


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