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Old 08-21-2018, 11:11 PM   #126
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"Hello, this is [SF bookstore]; the Chapo Guide to Revolution came in, do you still want it?"

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Old 08-23-2018, 08:00 PM   #127
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I'm about 2/3 through the audiobook.

Love the world factbook section and artwork (which is supplied on a PDF that comes with the audiobook).
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:10 PM   #128
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I skimmed some of the book last night (I pirated it; come at me) and thought it was pretty bad. The audiobook would probably be better. The podcast is part performance and the comedy doesn't really work for me in written form. I think they're also better with specific things to talk about rather than just moaning about America in general.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:02 AM   #129
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I agree with this. I don't think I would have liked this if I got a written copy. With the CTH peeps reading it it gets a new dimension.
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I skimmed some of the book last night (I pirated it; come at me) and thought it was pretty bad. The audiobook would probably be better. The podcast is part performance and the comedy doesn't really work for me in written form. I think they're also better with specific things to talk about rather than just moaning about America in general.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:12 AM   #130
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Wife got me the Chapo book as part of my anniversary present. Only got a few pages in, so I can't comment too much yet.

On a related note, I'm seeing them live next week in Baltimore. Anybody been to one of their live shows?
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:19 AM   #131
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The most recent episode of econtalk is very good. It speaks to the insane tribalism going on the US, it’s roots and possible solutions.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:54 PM   #132
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Wife got me the Chapo book as part of my anniversary present. Only got a few pages in, so I can't comment too much yet.

On a related note, I'm seeing them live next week in Baltimore. Anybody been to one of their live shows?
I sent one to my early-20s cousin who's been into stuff like Dawkins and 9/11 conspiracies, we'll see how that goes.

Saw them in SF, it was pretty good, definitely cool when that music comes on and you're there live. Christman though was drugged up to the point that it made me nervous. Amber has since said to him on the pod "you're gonna Belushi yourself".
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:05 PM   #133
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They were threatening to come to Dublin early next year at one point, fingers crossed.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:52 PM   #134
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I sent one to my early-20s cousin who's been into stuff like Dawkins and 9/11 conspiracies, we'll see how that goes.

Saw them in SF, it was pretty good, definitely cool when that music comes on and you're there live. Christman though was drugged up to the point that it made me nervous. Amber has since said to him on the pod "you're gonna Belushi yourself".
Heh. Drugged up how? Weed? Coke?
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:02 PM   #135
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Heh. Drugged up how? Weed? Coke?
There are a fair few episodes (I don't remember which) where certain background noises lead me to conclude that several of the Dry Boys are accomplished skiers. But there were photos of Christman like vegged out in a corner, I assume from the gig BJ is talking about, so that was probably edibles or maybe MDMA.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:10 PM   #136
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Yeah well I mean the logo for the show is the "Cocaine Intelligence Unit" badge, I assume they all do coke at least from time to time.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:05 PM   #137
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I mean they did an episode where they went to that convention tripping on LSD lol.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:21 PM   #138
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Semi hot take: The Wilderness is mediocre
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:20 PM   #139
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Heh. Drugged up how? Weed? Coke?
Looked like something down rather than up (like almost a heroin nod), I was nervous he was going to fall off his chair and crack his head open. Could just have been a ton of edibles or whatever.

Occasionally on the podcast I detect the same thing, where he's very quiet and talks weakly, but then can perk up temporarily to go on a little rant.

Amber has mentioned the "drug dust" being all over them, some of them are (or were) almost certainly cokeheads.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:38 PM   #140
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Pretty sure that's not a hottake around here. I listened to the first episode a couple days ago and enjoyed it. Will report back when I listen to more.

I also just randomly tried The Michael Brooks show today, Pretty good. Had a good laugh when they brought in Covfefe Annan, a resistance lib who speaks in a Ghanaian accent about "the traitor Cheetoh."
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:26 AM   #141
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The first 3-4 episodes are ****. I haven't listened since episode 7. So maybe it has become worse.

I haven't listened to PSA in a few weeks now and I haven't missed it. Replaced it with CTH and haven't regretted it.

Disappointed that Citations Needed is on break. Like how they took a break to remind people who McCain really was.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:05 PM   #142
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Listened to Gavin Newsome on the latest Pod Save America, because I figured I should know more about my future governor, who I am prone to dislike. I was reasonably impressed by his policy focus and ideas, but I think he comes off as too polished and self-satisfied. Still, he's been pretty good on policy so far, and I expect he will continue to be. He could use more humility and I doubt he will ever have the sort of "common touch" that it takes to succeed outside CA.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:10 PM   #143
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Wife got me the Chapo book as part of my anniversary present. Only got a few pages in, so I can't comment too much yet.

On a related note, I'm seeing them live next week in Baltimore. Anybody been to one of their live shows?
Not yet but I'll be at the Baltimore show as well.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:43 PM   #144
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This week's Why Is This Happening is pretty good, an interview with Nick Akerman, a prosecutor who worked on the special counsel's team during the Watergate investigation. For people who have studied the Watergate era there's probably not a lot new there, but as I only really know the high level stuff, it's pretty mindblowing how hilariously criminal and inept the Nixon administration was, with way more stuff going on than just the DNC break-in, like:
- Nixon got the tape recording system that ended up bringing him down in order to get a tax writeoff after Congress closed off the loophole he had previously used (committing tax fraud in the process)
- they kinda tried to assassinate Daniel Ellsberg
- they broke into Ellsberg's therapist's office because they were obsessed with taking him down
- Akerman himself was a civil servant, but after they found out he was a Democrat they shut him out of the menial job working on trade commission stuff or whatever he was doing previously (gotta root out the DEEP STATE agents), opening the door for him to join the special counsel's office
- probably more I'm already forgetting
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:18 PM   #145
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This week's Why Is This Happening is pretty good, an interview with Nick Akerman, a prosecutor who worked on the special counsel's team during the Watergate investigation. For people who have studied the Watergate era there's probably not a lot new there, but as I only really know the high level stuff, it's pretty mindblowing how hilariously criminal and inept the Nixon administration was, with way more stuff going on than just the DNC break-in, like:
- Nixon got the tape recording system that ended up bringing him down in order to get a tax writeoff after Congress closed off the loophole he had previously used (committing tax fraud in the process)
- they kinda tried to assassinate Daniel Ellsberg
- they broke into Ellsberg's therapist's office because they were obsessed with taking him down
- Akerman himself was a civil servant, but after they found out he was a Democrat they shut him out of the menial job working on trade commission stuff or whatever he was doing previously (gotta root out the DEEP STATE agents), opening the door for him to join the special counsel's office
- probably more I'm already forgetting
2nd. Always interesting to see complete randomness lead to the most important events in persons' lives (Nixon and Ackerman). Nixon was so goddam corrupt. Well, not Trump corrupt, but really, really corrupt.
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:44 AM   #146
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Trashfuture is also pretty entertaining, in no danger of escaping the 'Chapo, but British' label but 'Chapo, but British' is fine by me.
i tried trashfuture but didn't stick with it. for 'chapo but [x]' podcasts, i much prefer boonta vista (chapo but australian and more low key)
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:58 AM   #147
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The Akerman interview was pretty fascinating. I knew Nixon was corrupt, but I had no idea he was so low-level greedy. The story of how he tried to argue that he should be allowed to write off his suits as a business expense when he was President was incredible.
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:29 PM   #148
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Jason Miller, a former senior campaign aide to Donald Trump, is now suing Will Menaker, a co-host of the popular socialist and comedy podcast Chapo Trap House, over a tweet that called him a "rat face baby killer."

Court documents reviewed by The Daily Beast show Miller and his legal team have added Menaker to a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Gizmodo Media Group and Splinter News reporter Katherine Krueger. (The documents can be viewed at the bottom of this article).

The amended suit filed Thursday cites a tweet that Menaker, who is dating Krueger, posted earlier this week, blasting Miller. It read: “rat faced baby killer and Trump PR homunculus, Jason Miller, is suing my girlfriend for $100 million, cool!”
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:32 PM   #149
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He should have gone with "people are saying Jason Miller is a rat faced baby killer", rookie mistake
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:56 PM   #150
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I'm gonna rule that the tweet in question constitutes 'rhetorical hyperbole' normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States and the First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement.
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