Bill Maher has been steadily losing touch being so deep in the Hollywood bubble. Aside from screaming “COOUUUP” half drunk on last season’s finale, he opened this season ranting about the “pussy grabbing” comments. His objections to them always seemed a bit odd coming from Bill as he has a bit of a reputation as a ladies man himself.
Forgetting the fact President Trump and Billy Bush were talking about what kind of behavior by celebrities women condone, Jenna Jameson has finally come out publicly to let Bill know she knows he’s well versed in “boy talk”. Nice to see her be the one to finally call him out on his hypocrisy.
Just watched @billmaher for shits and giggles. You rail Trump about his grabbing pussy statement? lol I've seen you at the PB mansion, 👀
Western Civilization has a long history of struggle to survive and evolve. In one of its darkest periods, it fell upon the people of Ireland to secure and protect The West.
We’re happy to highlight the following radio series on this important chapter of history.
Back From The Brink- The Heroic Contribution of The Irish in Helping To Save Western Civilization
From the Producer: The annals of history record that as the Roman Empire disintegrated into ruin, the newly Christianized and newly literate Early Medieval Irish of this era (450 to 850 AD) helped to re-launch Western Civilization by leaving their native land to fan out through Europe, and establish hundreds of monastic centres of learning and scholarship, thus helping to reconnect a culturally decimated post-Roman Empire Europe with her rich literary, classical and Christian heritage.
Birth of Patricius, now known as Saint Patrick
Upper class Patrick is captured and sold into chattel slavery
Patrick’s renewed Christian faith and its cultivation while in captivity
Escaping slavery in Ireland, then the desire to return to help others
From the first note on Blue and Lonesome, the lads pull you back to their roots: deep blues, rock&roll, and honky tonk. I remember when I first heard the Emotional Rescue album and wanting an LP full of tracks like Down In The Hole.
I finally got it. Listen and enjoy:
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Hard to believe it’s been 75 years since the Japan’s Imperial Navy attacked and Kamikaze dive-bombed the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii territory.
Today we honor the lost, and remember and thank the sacrifice of all.
There are some amazing resources on this pivotal event in World War 2. Below we list some we love.
There’s not much one can write about it compared to someone who lived it. Giles Bacon, USMC, PFC recalls that day first hand:
World war 2 in color always changes its perspective – Pearl Harbor in Color Rare Documentary:
Military.com has a nice little list of 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Pearl Harbor
Today, the Arizona Memorial stands as out constant reminder that it’s a dangerous world.
Eternal Peace – Survivors of December 7, 1941 Can Later Be Buried with Their Shipmates on the USS Arizona
Today marks 233 years since General George Washington bade farewell to his Officers at New York’s Fraunces Tavern. The event was held in the “Long Room”.
After the British evacuated New York on November 25th, 1783, the Founding Father and his Officer’s convened for a turtle feast. It was a celebratory close to the American Revolutionary War that had ended two months before with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783. The treaty was officially ratified by the Confederation Congress on January 14, 1784.
Fraunces Tavern, located at 54 Pearl St, is a landmark that is still open to the public today and it’s a great spot to drop in for a beer. It still has that old world feel and you can sense the history all around you. The location has a rich background of it’s own aside from the Farewell Address luncheon. It was even bombed in 1975. It’s a rich piece of American history that everyone should get a chance to enjoy when in New York City.
If you’re lucky to be there on this date, you can see a reenactment for only a buck!
We’re proud to spotlight Adam Curtis to kick off our new series: Courageous Profiles. We’ll be focusing on some of the people (artists, investigators and muckrakers) who dare to show us how to greater understand our world. Along with each profile in the series, we’ll separately review each of their important works in our “Interesting” section.
If there has been one man in the current era to try and shine a light on the who, what and why of modern life it’s Kevin Adam Curtis. Best known as simply Adam Curtis, Adam is a unique journalist and filmmaker who works with and in the archives of the BBC. His voice is important one, and his chosen subject matter has been focused on trying to make sense of the chaos going on around us. He does this with an amazing ability to review and digest untold hours of video footage to produce illuminating and revelatory documentaries.
Born on May 26, 1955 in Dartford, Kent, England, he studied at Oxford, graduating with a degree in human sciences. He pushed on the get a PhD, but dropped out after becoming disillusioned with academia.
He soon began working for the British Broadcasting Corporation in film and he career was off an running. You can listen to an interview with him here and we’ll be showcasing some of his films over the coming months.
1983 Just Another Day: Selfridges
1983 Just Another Day: The Seaside
1983 Trumpets and Typewriters: A History of War Reporting
1984 Inquiry: The Great British Housing Disaster
1984 Italians: The Mayor of Montemilone
1984 The Cost of Treachery
1987 40 Minutes: Bombay Hotel
1988 An Ocean Apart
1989 40 Minutes: The Kingdom of Fun
1989 Inside Story: The Road to Terror
1992 Pandora’s Box
1995 The Living Dead
1996 Inside Story Special: £830,000,000 – Nick Leeson and the Fall of the House of Barings
1997 Modern Times: The Way of All Flesh
1999 The Mayfair Set
2002 The Century of the Self
2004 The Power of Nightmares]
2007 The Trap: What Happened to our Dream of Freedom
2007 The Rise and Fall of the TV Journalist
2009 Oh Dearism
2009 It Felt Like a Kiss[
2010 Paranoia and Moral Panics
2011 All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace
2011 Every Day is Like Sunday
2013 Everything is Going According to Plan (Massive Attack v Adam Curtis)
2014 Oh Dearism II
2015 Bitter Lake
2016 Living in an Unreal World
One of the real original Muckrakers, Jonathan Swift was born today, November 30th, 1667. Best known for his allegorical novel Gulliver’s Travels where he satires human nature. This journey examining he various types of people was an immediate hit. It has graced the silver screen three times, in 1939, 1977, and 2010.
He has an interesting history coming from quite the pedigree of writing stock. From Wikipedia:
Jonathan Swift was born on 30 November 1667 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the second child and only son of Jonathan Swift (1640–1667) and his wife Abigail Erick (or Herrick), of Frisby on the Wreake. His father, a native of Goodrich, Herefordshire, accompanied his brothers to Ireland to seek their fortunes in law after their Royalist father’s estate was brought to ruin during the English Civil War. Swift’s father died in Dublin about seven months before he was born. His mother returned to England after his birth, leaving him in the care of his influential uncle, Godwin, a close friend and confidant of Sir John Temple, whose son later employed Swift as his secretary.
Swift’s family had several interesting literary connections: his grandmother, Elizabeth (Dryden) Swift, was the niece of Sir Erasmus Dryden, grandfather of the poet John Dryden. The same grandmother’s aunt, Katherine (Throckmorton) Dryden, was a first cousin of Elizabeth, wife of Sir Walter Raleigh. His great-great grandmother, Margaret (Godwin) Swift, was the sister of Francis Godwin, author of The Man in the Moone which influenced parts of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. His uncle, Thomas Swift, married a daughter of the poet and playwright Sir William Davenant, a godson of William Shakespeare.
You can find the public domain mp3 Audiobook for download here, and a reading on YouTube below.