Ep. 4: Trumped
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
There’s no shortage of commentary about Donald Trump and his strange ascension in the American presidential race. What made this possible, though? Hans and Eric ruminate on a Trump-conducive environment. They also break their favourite toys, contemplate Juggalo miracles, and ask everyone to love their neighbours.
- This podcast was recorded on July 4th, so some of our references might not be current
- Richard Campbell is a pretty darned interesting guy. Eric suggests listening to his Geek Outs.
- What If Donald Trump Is Just An Elaborate Prank?
- Donald Trump, in Scotland, Calls ‘Brexit’ Result ‘a Great Thing’
- Eric alludes to a tweet in which Arthur Brooks refers to this time as, “a primal scream of people feeling not needed.”
- Obama’s speech in The House of Commons
- Nigel Farage’s speech echoes Bill Pullman’s, in his depiction of a president in Independence Day. John Oliver responds: “First, Britain was already independent. In fact, it’s what many other countries celebrate their independence from. And second, the sequel to the movie they’re quoting actually opened this week, and features the wholesale destruction of London, which is beginning to feel pretty fucking appropriate right now.”
- Correlation does not imply causation
- Seems there’s something to aliens probing cow’s anuses—or maybe not. (Scroll to Aliens Absconding with Animals’ Anuses.)
- Learn how to say Vancouver “properly” (and get some other insights into Vancouverites)
- Housing in Vancouver is expensive. Eric wrote about this in a blog post, last fall.
- Vice says Canadians are smug, too
- Conservatives pledge funds, tip line to combat 'barbaric cultural practices'
- Current polling data (some are critical of this source) for the American election
- Just run a Google search for famous Canadian comics and see some familiar faces
- We still haven’t found the article about the reporter talking to her mom about Trump.
- Joe Rogan and Sam Harris talk about about all kinds of things, including Trump and this election.
- That interview with Insane Clown Posse on Q
- Godwin’s Law is an Internet adage asserting that “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazism or Hitler approaches.”
- Twin Falls in Smithers (the photos pale in comparison with the real thing)
- “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” —Abraham Lincoln
- Stephen Pinker’s book The Better Angels of Our Nature
- Michael Moore Urges Brits To Use Comedy To Bring Donald Trump Down
- Eric would be really, really, really happy if you watched: The Fire Breather: The Rise and Rage of Donald Trump
Theme music: Things in Life by Nameless Warning
Illustration source: The Barbers’ company
Photo source: Atomic Bomb Test, 1946
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