Davi Barker,James Babb, Michael W. Dean, and Lousander Feen question the existence of Libertarian Isis (and can Libertarian Isis issue libertarian indulgences?), Mark Edge vs. the blue hairs, Alfred Hitchbot, FIJAbot, what exactly defines “mixed media?, and if you want to see a picture of the future of liberty computing, imagine a robot lightly slapping a cop in the back of the head, forever.
“The mainstream comes to you, but you have to go to the underground.” –Frank Zappa
from the standpoint of both the content creator and content consumer, and also in a pre- and post-Internet context. Also discussed is the death of the public library, and Michael’s midlife crisis about media production and why it’s probably OK.
Chandler tells the story of Whitey Bulger, mobster and FBI informer.
So how would security forces work in a free society? Davi talked about a book called The Law of the Somalis that describes how one culture solves that problem. Then the Feens talk about caged behavior as opposed to free behavior.
After Christian stepped out Ben talked more about the unreliability of eye witnesses. He tells the story of a friend’s old relative saying everything is more colorful now than 1910’s-1920’s. Then Ben talked about another old dude named Ron Paul and explains why deifying a Great Man is not productive. Ben also gives a timeline of modern liberty to show how Ron Paul did not invent it, despite what a lot of people think.
Derrick J is off in San Francisco saying “Jeez, no wonder Michael Dean lived here before I was born! This place is really cool!” so tonight we have a classic Feens from Dec 2011, and we’ll be back live tomorrow. Enjoy! worms!
Michael W. Dean and Neema Vedadi do libertarian movie reviews of Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, Demolition Man, Dead Man, Brazil, Logan’s Run and more. They talk about how The largest “service” the government provides is reminding you that you can’t live without the government, they discuss their plans for SEO podcast episodes and some solo Neema casts, they tell you how not to podfade, ask “should kids be told that Santa is real?”,
They wonder why one week online poker is a felony, the next it’s legal and taxed. They discuss what will happen if SOPA passes, talk about how to bypass BitTorrent throttling and wonder about the NYC PD saying they have the right to shoot a commercial jet out of the air.
Trumpism and the winning divide-and-conquer strategy. Saying the crazy stuff your uncle says and getting away with it.
Neema talks about a rap video called Terrorist Threats by Ab Soul and Danny Brown: https://youtu.be/zSWpN_KSJzw
Hour 2: The unreliability of eye witnesses Daniel Simons’ gorilla suit/basketball game.
Ben tells about an auto crash. Then the story of the lady at PorcFest that misremembered The High Fivers (story that got Antiwar.com on FBI
watch list). Ben misspoke. He said Scot Horton did the story but it was