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The Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show 01/08/15

Bob Cesca
Written by Bob Cesca

RELM_buttonHillbilly Justice: The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack; Bob Gets Liquored Up with Stephanie Miller; Sarah Palin and Her Step Stool Dog; Islamic Extremism; To Publish Muhammad Cartoons Or Not; Rush Limbaugh Blames Attack on Benghazi; Judge Gohmert and Hillbilly Justice; and much more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, the BobCesca.com Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.

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  • HilaryB

    So happy you’re back!!

  • RilesSD

    Is it just me, or is the iTunes piece not working again? This episode isn’t showing up in mine.

  • Samantha George

    Bob, the reason that Rush is still allowed to use Chrissie’s “My City Was Gone” is because she did send him a cease and desist, and they settled out of court. He can use it, but has to pay her a crapload of $$ for it in royalties, which she then contributes to all sorts of charities he doesn’t like. PETA for example. (Look, I love me some Chrissie, she’s one of my heroes, but I hate her support of PETA.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_City_Was_Gone

  • muselet

    Welcome back, guys. Isn’t it amazing how quickly you lose your chops when you don’t write/play music/do advanced mathematics/whatever for a while?

    Bob, you should look into the Davis Double Century if you’re after a challenge. One of my dorm-mates did it back in nineteen mumble-mumble and said afterward it wasn’t as bad as he’d expected—of course, he said that after he’d slept for about 72 hours straight and he didn’t so much walk as stagger for about 72 hours more.

    Bob, I seem to remember from Psychology 101 something called “state-dependent memory”: under certain conditions, someone who is drunk to the point of amnesia can remember what happened if s/he gets sufficiently drunk again. You’re simply going to have to get blotto again with a recording device and remember the secret to saving radio. All I ask is that you please post the audio, because even if your secret is not profound it should be hilarious.

    Historically, Islam has had no hard-and-fast prohibition against representations of Muhammed (or other prophets, or for that matter people or animals) beyond a general prohibition, shared by Judaism and Christianity, against idolatry. Any comparisons between fundamentalist Islam and fundamentalist Christianity are left as an exercise for the reader.

    Charlie Hebdo has always had a two-finger gesture as its guiding principle. The paper goes out of its way to be outrageous—The Onion on steroids, if you will—and if that meant offending someone, so be it. Depending on point of view, that can be incredibly liberating or incredibly childish.

    I don’t remember where I read it (BBC News, perhaps?), but Muslim extremism simply isn’t common among French Muslims, who are generally more secular—whatever that may mean in this context—than Muslims elsewhere and who consider themselves loyal to France (to the point that Islamic extremists struggle to find recruits from France). From the outside, and from a significant physical and cultural distance, it seems to me that French Muslims are more French than members of the Front National (Google Jean-Marie le Pen, or don’t if you’re of a sensitive nature).

    Chez, you’re absolutely right: artists are always the first to be targeted by crazy authoritarian nutballs. (SEE: National Endowment for the Arts. SEE ALSO: Serrano, Andres.)

    Chez, religion is non-rational (as opposed to irrational), which makes it a minefield for those of us who can’t help being logical. I once had a (civil) discussion with a girlfriend who was overtly Christian—yeah, I sure can pick ’em—and said, “You show me evidence that there’s a god and I’ll reconsider my position. Until then, I’m perfectly happy to be agnostic.” A few days later, she brought it up again and admitted there wasn’t any evidence she could point to. I wasn’t trying to change her mind (really, I wasn’t), and didn’t, but it was surprising—and vaguely disconcerting—to hear her concede the point.

    “Edgar from Men in Black.” I actually laughed out loud.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Rush Limbaugh isn’t even trying any more.

    According to the BBC:

    The Charlie was not an irreverent reference to Charles de Gaulle, but to the fact that originally it also re-printed the Charlie Brown cartoon from the United States.

    You never put weight on a dog’s spine, full stop. There’s nothing cute or clever or anything other than potentially horrific about doing so. That Sarah Palin thought it was cute that her son was standing on one of the family dogs says nothing good about Sarah Palin; she’s a terrible person and the dogs deserve a better family to live with.

    Hillbilly Justice. Oy. You guys are probably right that it’d be a huge hit, but could you live with the knowledge that you’d helped destroy Western civilization?

    –alopecia