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

Yes when Matt gets on a good roll, that's the show in peak form imo

flappy bird, Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If anything he's the only thing keeping then from being Pod Save DSA

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 3 February 2019 06:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I’m very entertained by Felix’s recent Knausgaard obsession, or at least by how much it annoys everyone else.

JoeStork, Sunday, 3 February 2019 06:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Like me

flappy bird, Sunday, 3 February 2019 06:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 3 February 2019 06:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That "bookiest book" bit was admittedly hilarious

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 3 February 2019 06:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I enjoy his knausgaard bit,I didn't realise he was still doing it,any particular episode?

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 3 February 2019 17:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Felix is obviously the most consistently funny one, but most of the absolute sharpest/smartest jokes are Virgil. Felix has the best batting average but Virgil’s hitting the grand slams.

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 3 February 2019 18:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Matt Christman is the least funny member of a comedy podcast.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 7 February 2019 13:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

one thing I like about chapo is that while they are primarily a comedy podcast, they can take detours like the literally nightmare-inducing one from last night going over Elliott Abrams' crimes against humanity (and related atrocities)

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 13:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

for any lurkers/haters, the worst is all collated in Jon Schwarz's piece https://theintercept.com/2019/01/30/elliott-abrams-venezuela-coup/

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Friday, 8 February 2019 13:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah that was... upsetting

Calgary customer Elvis Cavalic (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 8 February 2019 14:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's hard to feel anything other than despair listening to that one.

btw fun fact: my brother went to elementary school with Elliot Abrams' kid. He got made fun of a lot because his "dad went to jail." But he was also kind of a little shit.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 8 February 2019 14:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Matt gives a far more revealing/human interview here than I've seen any of them give, lots about personal experiences in life and activism.

Lucy: Speaking of self-branding and celebrity, do you feel like there’s a danger with Chapo Trap House in that sense of spawning an endless feedback loop of people who just exist online to discuss the episodes?

Matt: Yeah, definitely. I’ve seen our subreddit. And…uhhh…at a certain point, I think about this a lot, because even when we started we thought about the danger of this. Our initial episode, when no one listened to us, we were talking about the danger of people substituting consumption for politics. A sort of, “I listen to this, and that makes me this and this.” Even to yourself: “I’ve done my politics because I listen to this thing I like.” And I’d say that probably does happen with fans of the show. I don’t know how it couldn’t because the ground is just so…the terrain is just so bad for these kids. I look at the subreddit and a lot of them are very young, with minimal prospects. And most of them don’t really have a lot of social network of any kind or friend networks or even family. And a lot of them have bad jobs or no jobs. I don’t know how you can tell someone in that situation “you need to be out in the world.” [They might think] “I’m out there, it sucks. What do you want me to do? I live in my parents’ basement in an exurb. You want me to go to Trivia Night at TGI Fridays and start talking about Capital?” And that’s the thing. If the objective reality is the way it is, and so hostile to people making any kind of real connection in real life, and it’s so much easier to do it online, that’s an impossible choice to ask people to make.

And I guess the hope is that, like with DSA, that’s an example of the feedback loop breaking. I went to the convention in August and there were all these people there. They’re all out there, doing actual things, and they wouldn’t have done that without the internet. And it’s just a question of when we reach the inflection point, when the ground is such that people are willing enough to talk about it, there are enough opportunities to meet and make connections and be activists and organize, that they are then not as tempted to go online. No individual can make that happen. It has to me the cumulative choices and the cumulative responses to changing conditions. And that’s why I think that even though I’m very skeptical of electoralism—I think the record is pretty clear that electoral efforts on the Left basically exist to be coopted because of a lack of institutional leverage and power by workers, that in this moment of total disorganization and hopelessness in a country where politics is filtered through a lens of electoralism instinctively, and that’s how people that aren’t extremely online process politics—that the campaign this next two years, this mobilization of people who are going to try and beat trump, is the best opportunity the Left has since honestly I can’t remember. To build capacity on the ground. More people are going to be paying attention, more people are going to be open. More people are going to be pissed than ever. Which means that maybe you don’t have to dump it all onto a subreddit, maybe you can talk to a coworker or a classmate, because you have a common language now.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/02/08/forward-left-an-interview-with-matt-christman-of-chap-trap-house/

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Between my high school years and my college, I owned, either separately or all at once, a sword, a fedora, well, not a fedora, a Hamburg with a little feather in it, a trench coat, a Goodfellas poster on my wall, the Edward Hopper “Nighthawks” poster because I was existential, and a shirt that I fucking ordered online, early internet, a black shirt with white print that said some people are only alive because it’s against the law to kill them.

How on earth did Matt ever get married?

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:00 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:03 (one week ago) Permalink

in all seriousness I agree w/ pretty much everything he has to say about the difficulties and the promise of the current moment, politically speaking

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:04 (one week ago) Permalink

a shirt that I fucking ordered online, early internet, a black shirt with white print that said some people are only alive because it’s against the law to kill them

saw this exact bumper sticker on the way to work just now

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 9 February 2019 04:17 (one week ago) Permalink

i like when Matt rants I think he clearly cares the most, keeps the show from getting too meta

he needs to stop saying "Mr. To Damn [fill in the blank]"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 February 2019 12:56 (one week ago) Permalink

tOO damn

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 February 2019 12:56 (one week ago) Permalink

that is simultaneously terrible and hilarious


i like when Matt rants I think he clearly cares the most, keeps the show from getting too meta

he needs to stop saying "Mr. To Damn [fill in the blank]"


otm, I find him endearing, fedora and all, largely because he reminds me of now-activated Midwestern nerds I grew up with

gbx, Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:45 (one week ago) Permalink

weird Zing error there, plz disregard

gbx, Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink

"Felix is obviously the most consistently funny one, but most of the absolute sharpest/smartest jokes are Virgil. Felix has the best batting average but Virgil’s hitting the grand slams."

This is my experience of the show. But for me the episodes without Felix are almost unbearable (aside from their readings) at this point because he's the best at pulling the others away from the rant and into the riff. Without him Matt's given just a little too much leeway for his tirades and Virgil feels more onus to fill air time and goes into wonk-mode and forgets to make jokes. Felix is also good enough at extended solo riffing that it gives the others enough time to formulate their top-shelf zings.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 9 February 2019 22:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Amber's on the new Red Scare, I'll leave it to someone else to give us the highlights

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 9 February 2019 23:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Still baffled that anyone can stand let alone enjoy red scare tbh

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 9 February 2019 23:19 (one week ago) Permalink

the chapo / cum town / red scare universe lost a big one today

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt9V9-KloYj/

RIP Ernest

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 February 2019 02:02 (five days ago) Permalink

23! a helluva run, rip big man

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:57 (five days ago) Permalink

I'm expecting to hear some screaming over this soon.

Pod Save America host and former Obama Admin flack Dan Pfeiffer was a VP of GoFundMe until 2017, and continues to have significant financial interest in the company, which gets a third of its revenue from medical funding campaigns. https://t.co/lqXH2rWwuG

— Chico DSA 🍞🌹🍺 (@dsachico) February 17, 2019

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Sunday, 17 February 2019 13:32 (five days ago) Permalink

lol these fuckin guys

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 17 February 2019 14:03 (five days ago) Permalink

Common People

jmm, Sunday, 17 February 2019 14:14 (five days ago) Permalink

lmao

omg Bernie NO!!!! pic.twitter.com/663WUYC0Xo

— GhostTrace (@owenrumney) February 18, 2019

flopson, Monday, 18 February 2019 21:03 (four days ago) Permalink

haha he would know I guess...? ...more than Aaron Sorkin at least?

flappy bird, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 01:31 (three days ago) Permalink

loved Adomian's Larouche

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 15:39 (three days ago) Permalink

American politics is totally diseased but we must never forget that British politics, media, discourse, people etc are somehow even dumber and more excruciating pic.twitter.com/sVC4ikO7Mg

— Will🦕Menaker (@willmenaker) February 19, 2019

lmbo

||||||||, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:00 (three days ago) Permalink

Just a little bit of today's lovely compliments. pic.twitter.com/RNYtlELcaz

— Jack Deakin (@JackEDeakin) February 19, 2019

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:13 (three days ago) Permalink

who is 'Jack Deakin'

flappy bird, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:23 (three days ago) Permalink

some full nobody who has stuck his head above the parapet in UK politics world

||||||||, Tuesday, 19 February 2019 18:38 (three days ago) Permalink

I forget who found this, but it sums up every single person in British politics/media pic.twitter.com/yvq5RGT7JJ

— Will🦕Menaker (@willmenaker) February 20, 2019

||||||||, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:22 (two days ago) Permalink

don't make me explain who all the ppl in that thread are

||||||||, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 18:23 (two days ago) Permalink

is who they are important? because it's plenty funny enough knowing they're just a bunch of journalists with no life experience

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:00 (two days ago) Permalink

oh god I'm choking laughing from that

had to look to see if it was real, but I'd forgotten that these people are insane caricatures so of course it is

mh, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:12 (two days ago) Permalink

are those people not taking the piss?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:15 (two days ago) Permalink

nope

||||||||, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:15 (two days ago) Permalink

welcome to every day in UK politics journalism

||||||||, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:16 (two days ago) Permalink

that’s not even tom peck’s best tweet

||||||||, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:16 (two days ago) Permalink

"how many layers of STEMlord are you on, bro?"
"like five or six"
"you are like a little baby. watch this" pic.twitter.com/ao3Ye1kdFk

— eturtle witness (@wehpudicabok) August 6, 2017

||||||||, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:18 (two days ago) Permalink

"I've never eaten cereal."
"I've never petted a dog."
"I've never kissed another human being on the mouth."

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:30 (two days ago) Permalink

that’s the least benign ‘benign opinion’ i’ve ever heard

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:33 (two days ago) Permalink

feeling mild embarrassment for not having done something most people have done

versus

proudly having never done anything normal

mh, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 20:34 (two days ago) Permalink


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