Yes, I'll have some thoughts on the AMA, just leave me alone for Chrissakes. I spent days on that thing, I'm taking a break from long-form think-pieces. Here are some quick hits.
(1) I could not for the life of me figure out what George's "firearms legal" ads were about. What is the product? What service is being offered? Apparently George uses this service ("like me").
I went to www.firearmslegal.com. Apparently, this is a pitch for what are essentially prepaid legal services. You pay a monthly fee and get your attorneys fees paid under the following circumstances, and I'm not kidding you, this is what it says: "100% payment for attorney fees when a firearm is used lawfully for self-defense in protection of yourself, your family, or your property."
In other words, they will pay the fee only if they defend you successfully, and not if they fail (because your use of a firearm will have been found "unlawful").
Moreover, how often are homeowners prosecuted for shooting an invader? Almost never.
Moreover, how often do homeowners shoot an invader? Almost never.
In other words -- what a scam. George should back away from this nonsense.
(2) Let's put aside whether David Letterman is a pioneering comedy genius or a cranky, stammering bore. My objection to the overcoverage of his departure on The Hardline relates not so much to the fact of the overcoverage itself, it's that it is almost free of interesting content. Corby has absolutely no discernment when it comes to separating entertainment wheat from chaff. The drumbeat of his worshipful descriptions of Dave (accompanied by his shameful browbeating of Mike for not tuning in at Corby's insistence, and Mike's meek acquiescence in these charges of his viewing shortcomings) is dull when it occupies a segment, and excruciating when presented as a daily serial leading up to the last show. It's just plain bad radio.
(3) Here's my extremely unsupported takeaway from Deflategate -- Tom's cheating on Giselle.
(4) Listening to the replay of the T.C./Sirois coughing incident on the E-Brake. I'd love to know the T.C. behind-the-scenes stuff. I need to go back and listen to Gordon's feral cat "TomCat Fleming" bit from a couple of days ago. There's some inside stuff in there. Anyone got an analysis of that bit?
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