March 31, 2004

Reynolds on Right Talk -- Notes Taken Live Without Any Regard for Accuracy

When: Today, 3 PM EST
Where: Rightalk Radio
Guests: Glenn Reynolds
Hosts: Bill Ardolino, Jeff Goldstein
Topics: The left / right divide; social cons v. libertarians and the future of the Republican ruling coalition. Nanotech. Gay outings. Pesto.

Swelling and moving movie theme song. Apology by Bill... He says he's really really sorry. Some light-hearted banter. Jeff bemoans the fact that his sweet little radio gig may not get off the ground.

Some extended banter, in need of more rehearsal, concerning an Easter visit to a militia compound... a great buffet with ham (Jeff?) followed by an Easter Egg Hunt in a minefield.

Some news about the "delinked carnival of death merchants." Good to see the idiot behind this program outed for the right moonbat that he is.

12:10 -- Glenn Reynolds comes on. Special Theme Music played... some sort of "Chicken Yodel Hail to the Uberblogger"... Truly terrible, but then they play the theme again on the dubious grounds that anything bad once is made better by doing it twice.

Reynolds notes that in the last week some of those on the right of the blogosphere have flipped from being able to disagree in a civil way to full Oliver Willis Froth Mode.

Perhaps they have found that the Schiavo case is the third rails of Right blogosphere politics.

Reynolds doubts that the Schiavo case will 'blow over' in terms of creating a split in the Republican Party.

12:20 -- A fat, slow pitch to Glenn with Randall Terry as the ball. Glenn swings and , thwang , out of the park with "Randall Terry is Al Sharpton with a worse tailor."

12:21: [Godwin's Law violation issued to Reynolds. Terry= Goebbels] [UPDATE FOR ACCURACY: Reynolds: "...but the Godwin's Law violation didn't originate with me; I was responding to one."]

Immigration and spending are the big issues, not Schiavo -- an abortion substitute --, that can split the Republican base.

12:29 -- A condemnation of Reynolds by the terrible writer Oliver Willis read at interminable length. [These hosts need to take the tighten-up-your-broadcast course, but they'll get there.]

Reynolds Reaction? "I exceed expectations."

"Why do they despise me? Everybody's got to despise somebody. Why is he still on my blogroll? I don't know. I think Oliver hates ponies. It is one of the scandals of the blogosphere"

Reynolds declines to take Oliver Willis out behind the woodshed for a licking that keeps on ticking with a Tennessee Hickory switch. Thousands mourn.

12:32 -- Robb from North Dakota -- A statement: "Our side has its crazies.... but we have fewer..." Ah, blissfully 'lost' the connection. "There was going to be spittle involved...."

12:34 -- We slide, gratefully, from spittle to nanotechnology.

Glenn, can you explain nanotechnology?

We start with how to use nanotechnology in the same way that plants use sun and dirt, but quickly slide off into "Where's the jet pack?" in a burst of lost focus.

But we pull out of the crashdiving digression with "Glenn, will America every see a nanobot president?"

Glenn: "I don't think so, but we might well see a nano-Penelope Cruz and those will sell."

An exciting concept. One jacked-up, testosterone laced, shamefully male host offers to buy two and then runs to hide behind the phone bank.

12:40 -- Steve of the LLama Butchers, not a vegetarian, asks how blogging might influence Supreme Court nominations.

Reynolds allows that blogging won't have a great deal of power over these proceedings where more "Titanic forces come into play," but they will increase the noise level. As we've seen in Schiavo, thoughtful legal analysis is not always forthcoming from the blogs.

Host: "Is there anything nanotechnology can do about Kofi Annan?"

Glenn: "All technologies have their limits."

Posted by Vanderleun at March 31, 2004 12:02 PM
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Man, you are merciless but very accurate.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at March 31, 2005 1:09 PM

Thanks for the liveblogging!

Good stuff guys, I'll try to catch the rebroadcast.

If you were on at a reasonable Midwestern time when I'm not at work I would so call in.

Posted by: TallDave at March 31, 2005 1:40 PM

Great. Now Bill's going to quit. And I'm thinking about getting a nose job.

Posted by: Jeff G at March 31, 2005 1:44 PM

I think Bryan Preston of JunkYardBlog has it right on the money with the moniker of Glenn as InstaPilate.

Posted by: mark butterworth at March 31, 2005 1:45 PM

Jeff, grow your hair long and wear dark glasses. Cheaper than rhinoplasty, and look what it did for Howie Stern.

Posted by: P.A. Breault at March 31, 2005 4:05 PM