Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | Stitcher | Blubrry | TuneIn | RSSIn This Week’s Show, episode 222, something something Superbowl, something fuck you maroon 5, something something Tom Brady sucks. Now, grab a beer and help us test the god hypothesis — because, while Mimir (the Aesir of wisdom for the Norse) hasn’t struck us down yet, we are trying his patience! Shea’s Life Lesson This week I learned that the W in Islam stands for women's rights. And Aaron learned that Bud Light doesn’t have corn syrup in their shitty rice beer. Jenn’s Actual Lesson Did you know that many of the Norse supernatural gang became too dependent and/or informed on Mimir’s wise advice for Odin’s liking? To combat this issue the Allfather had him beheaded, smeared it with preservation herbs, gave it the ability to speak and kept Mimir’s secrets and council all to himself. But before we get to all that, let’s have a beer!
This Week’s BeerHalf Pipe Sour Pale Ale by Tallgrass Brewing Co. Donated By: Steve E for Shea
- UT Link: http://bit.ly/2Bej1Iv
- UnTapped Rating: 3.57
- Style: Sour Pale Ale
- ABV: 5%
- Aaron: 8
- Jenn: 3
- Shea: 9
- Steve: 7
This Week’s ShowRound Table Discussion New Patrons! Jason and Paige. Voicemail: Follow up from Amanda - we’re glad everything more or less worked out! Voicemail from Travis
Headlines HotshotsHL1 - Measles Headline from 221 Disease of the stupid http://bit.ly/2WOo4IY Finally, to round out my good news headlines with more dumbassery. Washington state officials declared a public health emergency due to an outbreak of measles in an anti-vax hot spot. Clark County, which is just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR, has now recorded 31 confirmed cases of the easily preventable disease. Shockingly, at least 20 of those infected were not vaccinated. This area has an estimated 7% of students with exemptions from compulsory vaccinations due to personal or religious reasons. This is a topic that I continually rail about since it is based on nothing but willful ignorance and stupid beliefs (see my earlier story). As recently as the year 2000, measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. after there was no continuous transmission of it for over a year. Now, fuck wits are bringing it back and risking the lives of people who cannot be vaccinated due to actual medical issues. As bad as it is in Oregon and Washington, they’re not alone. New York is also dealing with at least 182 cases with the outbreak almost exclusively among the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Last year, there were 349 cases across 26 states which is the highest number since 2000. There have been 667 cases since 2014. Measles is so nasty, that 90% of people who are not immune who just are near an infected person will become infected. This is no joke. It’s nasty, it’s virulent, and most importantly, easily prevented. Don’t be a dipshit. Vaccinate. HL2 - It’s Story Time Kids! http://bit.ly/2SD9zZ2 James “Doc” according to … probably himself… Greene was arrested this week at the Houston Library. James is banned from the Library for filming kids, being an asshole, and oh yeah, carrying a gun into the Library. He has a conceal-carry of course, but it’s a no go at the Library, especially during a children’s even like Drag Queen Story Time. Greene flashed a badge in an attempt to claim that he’s a member of the media - because that’s now media-stuff works. “We have a bunch of homosexuals that are molesting children,” he says. “They are doing it with your help.” When we refused to GTFO, the cops arrested him and, after he complained of chest pain, took him to the Hospital. He was discharged and no charges were filed. “While his intention might have been to ruin the day for everyone involved, it completely failed,” Regina Blake-DuBois said. “Library management and HPD kept him away from the kids, and we had no knowledge it even happened until we were done.” After the incident, he donned a MAGA hat and did an interview an explained he was arrested for being a white Christian… with a backdrop of cardboard Trump and Regan cutouts. He also accused one of the library folks of being a “satanist.” As if that mattered… HL3 - Polar Vortex Shmortext, at least your beer is cold… http://bit.ly/2WOo63y While Chicago slowly recovers from what was a moderately- worse-than-our-average storm, I assume pulling double-dog dared tongues from frozen glory holes, Australia has been fucking cooking! Australian publican (not a typo) Stephen Firth finally had to make good on a years-old election promise - free beer!.. if the temps top 45C, which they did. Some weather app screenshots tweeted at the Beer-o-metre Promotion showed temps of 47.1C, which is 116.5 in real heat. So, he set up shop at the Red Lion Hotel and Bar, which it sounds like he owns but ABC was sparse on those details. Of expecting to have to make good Stephen said “Not during Winter [laughs]. I’ve run it since last March and we got away with it quite well through there but yeah, we have to pay the piper today, unfortunately.” When asked if he would do the event again, he politicianed “Look now that we’ve seen what happens we’ll probably gonna have to modify the rules a little bit if we’re gonna keep it up.” As to regretting his promise he said, “look, we always knew it was probably gonna happen. We don’t mind delivering. I love buying people beer -- I got into this industry so I could buy people beer, you know, it’s the nicest thing you can do, I think...It’s a good feeling around the place.” As for the thirsty, scorched, Aussies, I’m glad they’re getting cold-while-it’s-in-the-shade beers and not just dropping dead from heat exhaustion like all their horses and roos. Also, I learned a new word - publican is a person who owns a pub. He may be a politician as well, but I’m gonna be honest, the article was like 2 paragraphs long and I didn’t google… ~ Aaron
This Week’s StoriesPatreon Story No, it’s not bullshit to call bullshit, bullshit. http://bit.ly/2WOo6k4 So Microsoft Edge for Android and iOS got an interesting new update. My usual techie-news mentioned that Microsoft has licensed and incorporated the plugin NewsGuard. The plugin is, in a nutshell, the product of a collective of journalists and newsgroups to set a minimum standard for horseshit. The plugin, which is available for most browsers and can now be turned on as part of Edge, gives sites a color code rating not unlike the terror traffic light. Green means a site “Generally maintains basic standards of accuracy and accountability” based on their 9 qualifiers:
- A site doesn’t repeatedly publish false content - there’s some leeway in case you get tricked…
- Gathers and presents information responsibly, which essentially means the person who writes the thing cites credible sources, shows an attempt at research, and is produced by a writer, journalist, videographer, etc and not just some jackass.
- Regularly corrects or clarifies errors. Will they admit to having fucked up?
- Avoids Deceptive Headlines - so not the Daily Mail, which we’ll get to.
- Does the site disclose financing and ownership?
- Does it clearly label ads and sponsored content
- Disclose editorial & executive staff as well as possible conflicts of interest.
- provides authors names, contact info, and cred.
Next Week's BeerTrigo by Founders Brewing Company Donated By: RW
- BA Link: http://bit.ly/2BavbSP BA Rating: 3.89/5
- Style: American Lager
- ABV: 6.3%
Faith In Humanity RestoredRound-Up! Hey everyone, this week was oddly positive so I’m going to do something different. I’m not going to go past the byline so I can squeeze in all the happy-goodness. Enjoy the mini-stories and the warm and fuzzies you’ll get from the knowledge that this week’s glut of options was Faith and not Headlines. First a little love on behalf of hateful arseface Karen Pence: 100 copies of Next Week Tonight’s epic gay-rabbit kid’s book “A Day in the life of Marlon Bundo” are being donated to Immanuel Christian School where she works. They’re likely to get trashed, but what she can’t trash is the other related story of donations being made to the fabulous Matthew Shepard Foundation in her name. Make a donation to a great cause here: https://www.matthewshepard.org/ Long distance runner Khemjira Klongsanun paused during her local marathon to pick up a lost puppy. She carried the pupper with her for the remaining 7 miles of the race, then fed, and adopted him. See the show notes for a pic of the puppy, now named Nong Chom. https://thedo.do/2RMRnaN As mentioned it was cold as balls in Chicago, so a then-anonymous but I guess recently nonymous lady sprang to put up some of Chicago's homeless in a hotel during the vortex, inspiring others to do the same. Saving dozens if not hundreds of lives. https://cnn.it/2UA8PB9 And finally, a bored 5th grader was at a nursing home with her mom, when she asked an elderly lady looking out a window why she was so fixated on the landscape. The woman replied she was hoping to see her doggie run past. Heartbroken, the girl set up a facebook page, and eventually a GoFundme, to raise more than 70k to help make the old folks happy. The money will buy snacks, comfort items, cab fair for puppies, and decent food, to name just a few things. Find out more at the link in the show notes. http://bit.ly/2WO26FW Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Three-Wishes-for-Rubys-Residents-2246979765336437/ Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/three-wishes-for-ruby039s-residents And of course, WyoAIDS.org can always use a buck or two! Tweet or whatever us to let us know you made a donation and we’ll send you free bon
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