EPISODE NUMBER: 6044 (April 1, 2010)
GUESTS: David Frum, Judith Shulevitz
SEGMENTS: Stephen gets an iPad, Jello-o Pudding Heist
VIDEOS: Thursday, April 1, 2010
I already have a netbook, an iPhone, and a Barnes & Noble Nook, and I really like every one of these. They each serve a purpose, and each perform their function well. But I’m also a big Mac fan, and in our house we have an iMac, a Macbook, a Mac Mini media server, and two iPhones. On the one hand, I don’t need an iPad. I can blog easily on my Netbook with its compact profile and a full keyboard, I have constant connection to the Internet through my iPhone to check on my e-mail and keep up with the site, and I always have my Nook in my purse, ready to read a few pages from my most recently downloaded novel. On the other hand, Stephen makes a compelling argument about its ability to be a most excellent salsa maker. Damn, that thing is sexy. And the iPad looks great, too.
Yay for a reappearance of “Tha Professah” and his lecturing to a pile of used syringes! It amuses me ever so. And I really enjoyed the David Frum interview. For years, we’ve been pounded in the face like a Sea Org member with Fox News conservatism. But truth be told, that’s not traditional public policy, that’s just a ratings getter. True conservatism, is more the brake to the Democrat’s gas, and there’s a difference between touching your brake to slow down your car vs shooting off the tires if you put in regular vs premium. Okay, that kind of sucked – it’s too early in the morning for analogies. Let’s just say that if all conservatives were like David Brum, I wouldn’t be nearly as scared of them as I am with the likes of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.
Although it was short and sweet, I really liked the Pudding Mathematics segment. Stephen’s wrinkled fingered calculations never fail to amuse me. I don’t know how he hasn’t won the Fields Medal yet due to his work with food related equations – lest we forget, he is a also a pioneer in the field of donut mathematics.
I really enjoyed the Judith Shulevitz interview and the discussion of the sabbath. I’ve often lamented the lack of a sense of community in my own life, and regret that the wonderful social community we’ve built here on the site has to be virtual instead of in real time. I like how Judith put into words the concept of “not working – together” and really vocalized one of the things that seems to be lacking more and more in modern society.
What a wonderful week of shows – strong interviews, funny segments, and Stephen all kinds of rested and tanned. And did you notice he has a new iPad? Tell us what you thought of tonight’s show in the comments!
- Thank you for joining … us.
- Oh look, the screen has both black *and* gray! Myrtle, get my calm pills!
- And just like the iPhone, you can’t make calls with it.
- And just look how quickly it makes delicious salsa!
- Everyone here look under your chairs, because everyone here tonight gets a picture of me holding my iPad! You’re welcome! WHOO!!! April Fools, in case you were wondering.
- Speaking of cults … Scientology.
- And if he was really angry, he made them watch ‘Battlefield Earth’.
- This health care bill is not a defeat, it’s a disas-protunity to win back control of Congress in November.
- Way to show them you don’t need health care, Senator.
- Let’s get right to it – I have an iPad.
- What is it like to get fired from a think tank for thinking outside of the tank.
- When has the head helped the Conservative movement? And don’t say Bill Buckley because he just had a nice accent.
- Yes, but in prison, the pudding is free! Check and mate!
- He rested, but He doesn’t have to pay China back.
- Because if you sabbath your sabbath, and I sabbath my sabbath, then we will never sabbath together.