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In the New York Times, David Itzkoff is not happy that Saturday Night Live has finally gotten around to joking about Harvey Weinstein and company:

Uncomfortable Monologue of the Week

Mr. David, the creator and star of the HBO cringe-comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” took the stage by joking to the audience, “You tolerate me. You really, really tolerate me.” He then put that proposition to the test with a discomforting monologue that even his cable-TV alter ego would have had trouble getting away with.

“A lot of sexual harassment stuff in the news of late,” the real Mr. David said. “And, uh, I couldn’t help but notice a very disturbing pattern emerging. Which is that many of the predators — not all, but many of them — are Jews.”

After a long grimace, Mr. David said, “I don’t like it when Jews are in the headlines for notorious reasons. I want, ‘Einstein Discovers the Theory of Relativity.’ ‘Salk Cures Polio.’ What I don’t want? ‘Weinstein Took It Out.’”

 
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  1. IHTG says:

    Well, it is uncomfortable.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    He’s just raising awareness so we can all have that difficult conversation.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    TFW no balm in Gilead.
    , @AM

    Well, it is uncomfortable.
     
    Only if you've told yourself that Jews are eternal victims because Holocaust.
    , @Neoconned
    The Twitterati Femquisitions current Target? Alec Baldwin.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/alec-baldwin-melts-down-on-twitter-after-weinstein-comments-blocks-asia-argento

    I saw a few movies this summer when I was in Austin. But that was only because I was at the Alamo Drafthouse and it's more like a tourist thing. Other than that I'm scratching my head trying to recall the last movie I saw in a theater.

    I'm thinking it was "The Accountant" w Ben Affleck. Or it may have been that movie he did last year about Prohibition gangsters but I already forgot the name of it. Either way I'm that crucial 18-35 demographic they always go on about. Must be hell on both the theater sub industry and Hollywood in general.

    Ah well. I hope the women twittering away are enjoying the attention. Nobody will work w them again.
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  2. Alec Baldwin is not Jewish. He plays Donald J. Trump on SNL. The Lefty world knows, deep down, that Trump is The King of All Molesters, who has not yet been caught in the “Russian Collusion” probe – – – not just yet!

    When the NYPD comes for Alec Baldwin, will he be forced to do the “perp walk” dressed up as Donald J. Trump? The American Left, you gotta love em. They love to dream, Bigly!

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    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    So, the Nation's internal secret police arrest every member of the opposition party--for what? What offenses had they committed? Unspecified. That they were members of the opposition was reason enough. "Arrest them!"

    My,oh my. How leftoids can imagine this as "liberal"--if by liberal, one means open-minded--is mind boggling.

    This truly brings to mind Stalinesque elimination of enemies by unconstitutional arrests, show trials and bullet to the back of the head executions. And the makers of the video don't see the irony in their choice of theme song, "From Russia with Love".

    , @Dave Pinsen
    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/926913007229329408
    , @Neoconned
    Update:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-has-enough-evidence-bring-charges-flynn-investigation-n817666

    Mueller is stepping up the game. He's going after Flynn for allegedly trying to take cash from Erdogan to deport Gulen for extradition. Looks like the deep state is circling the wagons and protecting their assets.

    Remember in the Godfather where Michael talks about leaking rumors the cop Michael shot was involved in racketeering? Trump's ppl need to go after Mueller HARD w leaks to soil his "above reproach" sainthood bullshit.

    Hit first and hard. You're either on the defense or on the offense, there is no middle ground.....

    If they indict Flynn they'll keep asking probing questions til they spin a fake conspiracy that Trump is involved.

    Sessions needs to come down real fuckin hard on Mueller and let him know to back off now and wrap this crap up or hell burn w the Uranium One intrigue too.....
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  3. Cringe-making. The gestures, the hand flapping, the eye-rolling and the grimaces, the Leopold Bloom-like confessions, etc. puts Larry David in the great tradition of the self-mockery of Richard Pryor. Like all comics, the motivation is apotropaic: I make you laugh, you don’t hurt/kill me. I am unable to address the shame David must feel while doing his act, and reflecting about it afterwards.

    He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that? Perhaps SNL can get Sasha Baron Cohen (=Borat) next week.

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    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Did you see "apotropaic" in that FT book review last week too?

    David seems pretty comfortable in his own skin. I doubt he feels shame on stage.
    , @Tacitus
    Someone here once mentioned that Jews only have half a dozen faces. An awful observation. But anyhow, I worked with a doctor who reminds me of Larry David. He was a great guy too.
    , @el topo
    "He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that?"

    There are some elongated Jews. Jeff Goldblum is another one. Maybe it's the Slavic admixture.
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  4. Sunbeam says:

    I’ve got a theory. As so many of us here do on so many issues.

    Jews are smart. Jews are incredibly successful in today’s America. But I’m not sure the fact in the latter statement it totally due to the fact in the first statement.

    Sometimes you need “Magic Dirt,” or magic positioning rather. While Jews have always done pretty well in the US, despite any prejudice or discrimination that is pretty plausible in the 19th century or early 20th century, NO ONE has ever done as well as they have in the era since about 1980. They are not the only ones well rewarded by the current milieu, but they are pretty noticeable. Plus they seem to love throwing their weight around in US politics unlike Asians.

    My take has always been that the US economy has been “Financialized,” and their hometown is the epicenter.

    Similarly look at the movie business. You get a never ending stream of really hot people coming along that will do ANYTHING for their big break. Tailor made for this sort of thing if you ask me. And I’m quite sure the Modeling business has something similar going on. Plus any endeavor that has means and opportunity (motive takes care of itself).

    Now I don’t blink an eyelash if some prurient story comes out in the news about a preacher sleeping around with a bunch of female parishioners (something about religion makes women frisky, which is a fact that this site hasn’t noticed). It’s happened before, it’s going to happen again.

    And if you put that preacher in Weinstein’s position? What do you think you are going to get?

    Anyway I don’t particularly want some social conflict with Jews – at least on the basis that they killed Jesus or some Sh*t, or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

    But if I were running things, I’d take the hammer of the gods to a lot of things like Goldman Sachs that would lead to much kvetching.

    Plus Jews have lived in the South for a long time. Think there has been a synagogue in Charleston since the 1600′s. Never a problem with either so far as I know.

    So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?

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    Now I don’t blink an eyelash if some prurient story comes out in the news about a preacher sleeping around with a bunch of female parishioners (something about religion makes women frisky, which is a fact that this site hasn’t noticed). It’s happened before, it’s going to happen again.
     
    In general, it is preachers who fall to the temptations of women offering unsolicited forbidden fruit. Weinstein and Taibbi coerced sexual favors through the power they wielded. If you cannot distinguish between the two, you are as blind to reality as the Anti-Defamation League is to genuine antisemitism.
    , @jack ryan
    "So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?"

    I respond:

    A lot of reason - so many.

    As American Jews moved so much away from the Jewish religion since 1945 and instead went for ethno centric politics and explicitly anti White, Left Dem politics as their identity, the result was predictable - Jews as "good whites" champions of first the poor and workers, which worked ok when the USA was 90% White European and we're talking about White European American poor and White European American workers. But, in the mid 1960s that changed and the American Left, led in large part by Lib Leftist, atheist Jews embraced non White, Black Civil Rights and later non White immigrant identity power politics.

    I noticed this in Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" written ~ 1971. Whereas Saul Alinsky had been organizing mostly White European American meat packing workers in Chicago stockyards, he had switched to Black empowerment organizing and Saul Alinsky noticed that many/most of the former White unionist workers in the Chicago stockyards had moved to working class White Suburbs and were fearful of Black crime, Black political instability, protests ect and thus very open to Richard Nixon, George Wallace outreach.

    And then there are just tensions of competition for college and university spots, teacher positions as the Ivy League went from WASP to majority Jewish and others like the new Gay/Homosexual power groups.

    Sexual relations also contribute to this as now 50% for American Jews marry outside their Jewish ethnic/religion community. Most successful Jewish Hollywood directors, producers, agents tend to go for young, very attractive Nordic Gentile GFs/Wives - "Shiksas". Most Billy Joels prefer to "date" marry Christie Brinkleys instead of Jewish gals. This leaves legions of pissed off, high IQ Jewesses with lots of free time on their hands to do dreadful things like get lib Left anti White Law degrees from the likes of Harvard Law School or become anti WASP, anti White investigation resporters for the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine.

    Just take a look at the physically repulsive Jewesses and crypto Jewesses (Sodemeyer) on the US Supreme Court. How did we end up with the likes of Ruth Bader Ginzberg and Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court?
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  5. Clyde says:

    And Weinstein has been called out as racist because only one the girls/gals was black. That he took it out for.

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    I assume all the others were shiksas?
    , @Dave Pinsen
    He was called racist because he only publicly challenged details of the account of the black actress (Lupita what's-her-name).
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  6. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @IHTG
    Well, it is uncomfortable.

    He’s just raising awareness so we can all have that difficult conversation.

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    • Replies: @Notey
    That’s the first job of any self-respecting satirist. Those that sidestep that requirement are always hacks and corporate peons playing to the rubes.

    Larry David is one of the very few satirists left.

    "The Daily Show" was a great satire show until they brought in Jon Stewart and his crew of Angry Jews. The show blew apart after that, as Stewart essentially admitted he didn’t understand satire that wasn’t a useful tool for slanted political punditry.

    Jon Stewart destroyed satire for an entire generation, speaking of Jews who match the common negative stereotype of infiltrating cultures to foment evil. Stewart paved the way for it's destruction. Jon's of our media are what Larry is complaining about.

    Larry's advice to Jews is excellent, that is, if you don’t want to be treated as a negative stereotype, don’t BE one. Larry is a great satirist.

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  7. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Lorne Michaels would rather this be the controversy than last week’s glaring refusal to address Weinstein. Same for the Times, for that matter.

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  8. neutral says:

    I am pretty sure (((Larry David))) is immune from the consequences of what he said, anyone else would be exiled from society, and in some countries jailed, for this.

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  9. Dave40 says:

    OT. How come we haven’t heard about the driver in Charlottesville . Googles last date of anything about James Felds is August 17. Out on bond or still in jail?

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    Yeah, I've been wondering that, too. No news might mean bad news for the Narrative.
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  10. Took what out?

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    His atavistic rage?
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  11. The subtext of a lot of Seinfeld was a particular kind of Jewish guilt at the hedonistic and meaningless life Jews could now live in America thanks to material success. Occasionally, it would become more explicit- at one point Jerry says to George, “Are we still going to be doing this when we’re 60?” and George (supposedly not Jewish in the show, but come on…) says “when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

    Something about the “having dinner” in that sentence just struck me as a particularly Jewish aspiration.

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    when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwkEgKEyBIo
    , @Matthew McConnagay
    When was it stated that George wasn't Jewish?

    By the way, the way I heard it, David is in trouble for the concentration camp joke rather than the Weinstein stuff. Either way, it was hilarious. People should stop whinging.

    , @DCThrowback
    George was half jewish, half Italian - but to hear Jason Alexander say it, he was just playing Larry David.
    , @Jack D
    A goy would say "We should be catching dinner with our sons."
    , @Keypusher
    Seinfeld now has two sons; he's behind schedule, since they're barely teenagers and he's 63, but if he stays healthy he'll get to have dinner with his (adult) sons eventually.
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  12. I think it would be better for everyone if the whole world of showbiz was pushed back into the fringes of society. Hollywood, SNL and all the rest of them have been far too important for too long. They need to return to being unimportant and marginal. Thankfully, the whole thing is collapsing as we speak.

    Back on December 23rd, 1789, Maximilien de Robespierre argued at the Constituent Assembly in favour of giving the right to vote to actors and Jews. In retrospect, was that a mistake? It’s too soon to say.

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  13. @IHTG
    Well, it is uncomfortable.

    TFW no balm in Gilead.

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  14. Andrew M says:

    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.

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    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.
     
    Have any women accused him of sexually preying on them?
    , @Bill B.

    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.
     
    Not - as far as I can gather - really. He recalled in his memoirs that a sympathetic acquaintance taught him that the best way to pick up girls was not to chase them or pander to them but to cause them to chase you. This involved, IIRC, being rather brusque and somewhat distant in manner and not buying them drinks.

    It worked but Feynman said that he fairly quickly decided that this wasn't how he wanted to act so he stopped using these techniques, as presumably at some point any follower of, say, Chateau Heartiste must.
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  15. AM says:
    @IHTG
    Well, it is uncomfortable.

    Well, it is uncomfortable.

    Only if you’ve told yourself that Jews are eternal victims because Holocaust.

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  16. OT: Rand Paul assaulted in his home yesterday. Media uninterested.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/04/sen-rand-paul-assaulted-in-kentucky-home.html

    Seems like the Deep State is panicking a bit.

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    • Replies: @Jasper Been
    As if I need to say it, but imagine media reaction if it had been a non white Democrat senator.
    , @Flip
    I dunno. The Pauls don't have much influence except among us LMIs so I doubt the deep state much cares about them.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Thank you for not writing "disinterested."
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    The NYT is still reporting that Paul's injuries were 'minor'. Their story on it is extremely brief and perfunctory (LINK).

    Its only description of the attacker is as an 'acquaintance' of Paul.

    If Paul really has five broken ribs, it's not 'minor'. Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.
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  17. the since retracted tablet article was even more damming. Could all this be a sign that the globalist elite are now fighting among themselves?

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  18. black sea says:
    @Spotted Toad
    The subtext of a lot of Seinfeld was a particular kind of Jewish guilt at the hedonistic and meaningless life Jews could now live in America thanks to material success. Occasionally, it would become more explicit- at one point Jerry says to George, “Are we still going to be doing this when we’re 60?” and George (supposedly not Jewish in the show, but come on...) says “when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

    Something about the “having dinner” in that sentence just struck me as a particularly Jewish aspiration.

    when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

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  19. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Maybe 50 years ago when it was just expected that you had to sleep with a fat Jewish producer, nobody thought much of it. It was just part of the game? But now that those same producers talk about feminism all the time, it’s harder to tolerate their abuse.

    These Jewish producers gave lip service to ideas that they then violated. As we’ve said, lip service matters.

    Of course, I’m sure these Hollywood types figured they were only emasculating White Gentile men with their “feminism”, not Jews, and they that would still be able to act like thugs in their business and personal lives.

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  20. ChrisZ says:

    On the “Teen Vogue is Kaput” thread I offered my opinion that “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is the most reactionary show on TV, and that Larry David’s appeal is related to that of Trump. Evidently, the folks at the NYT have figured that out too, so where once they cheered the show’s “transgressiveness,” now every audience laugh fills them with dread that the wrong people might be enjoying themselves.

    BTW, I’ve been waiting for a comment thread on “Curb” here at iSteve. It seems to me that, just as “Seinfeld” could be interpreted as supporting the received moral order (because it revealed the meaninglessness of modern disordered life), “Curb” is often about how much Larry (despite his alienation) loves living in traditional Gentile America, and how a society governed by the various “fringers” he hangs with would be a nightmare.

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    Indeed, the last episode was all about how he wanted to be able to enjoy golfing at his tony LA country club unmolested by the small talking parking attendant and philandering Japanese club owner.
    , @Sam
    It seems Larry David, as per his invocation in the monologue, is a believer in the old "is it good for the Jews" self-critical attitude. Steve has noted the change from the 60's where this question was now bestowed from Jews to gentiles instead. So in that sense he follows in the footsteps of his idol Woody Allen.

    Larry's image of gentile life is very revealing and funny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhKM9MMwKS0
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  21. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    What about Kevin Spacey? Or Richard Spencer?

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  22. Thea says:

    Ot
    In th Daily mail:
    1) a former Isis wife who bred children to be terrorists now lives with her boyfriend in Texas and goes to church

    2) Omar Sattar, son of a convicted terrorist joined FDNY. Sotomeyor sould be proud.

    These people don’t belong here. They need to go back!

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  23. @Detective Club
    Alec Baldwin is not Jewish. He plays Donald J. Trump on SNL. The Lefty world knows, deep down, that Trump is The King of All Molesters, who has not yet been caught in the "Russian Collusion" probe - - - not just yet!
    https://youtu.be/LYEY4x0_RDY
    When the NYPD comes for Alec Baldwin, will he be forced to do the "perp walk" dressed up as Donald J. Trump? The American Left, you gotta love em. They love to dream, Bigly!

    So, the Nation’s internal secret police arrest every member of the opposition party–for what? What offenses had they committed? Unspecified. That they were members of the opposition was reason enough. “Arrest them!”

    My,oh my. How leftoids can imagine this as “liberal”–if by liberal, one means open-minded–is mind boggling.

    This truly brings to mind Stalinesque elimination of enemies by unconstitutional arrests, show trials and bullet to the back of the head executions. And the makers of the video don’t see the irony in their choice of theme song, “From Russia with Love”.

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  24. Well if anyone has Fuck You money, it is Larry David.

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  25. @Spotted Toad
    The subtext of a lot of Seinfeld was a particular kind of Jewish guilt at the hedonistic and meaningless life Jews could now live in America thanks to material success. Occasionally, it would become more explicit- at one point Jerry says to George, “Are we still going to be doing this when we’re 60?” and George (supposedly not Jewish in the show, but come on...) says “when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

    Something about the “having dinner” in that sentence just struck me as a particularly Jewish aspiration.

    When was it stated that George wasn’t Jewish?

    By the way, the way I heard it, David is in trouble for the concentration camp joke rather than the Weinstein stuff. Either way, it was hilarious. People should stop whinging.

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    When was it stated that George wasn’t Jewish?

    Costanzas were in witness protection.
    , @black sea
    The closest I can find to an outright declaration of non-Jewishness in the show is that George's father created Festivus after a frustrating Christmas shopping experience, the nature of which I don't exactly remember. OK, Jews can of course buy Christmas presents for Gentile friends, but if I recall the episode correctly, he was buying a toy or toys, presumably for little Georgie.

    Having said that, the character of George was about as non-Jewish as Sammy Davis Junior was Jewish. There was also the thing about George converting to Latvian Orthodox, but I guess anyone of any "faith community" [what a dreadful phrase] could do that.
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  26. I like Larry David in general, and I don’t identify with the anti-Semites who post here. However, Larry David is not “noticing”, he’s circling the wagons. His monologue went from self-deprecating jokes comparing himself–the everyjew in his humor–to Quasimodo, to jokes reminding you about Einstein and Salk, to reminding you about the Holocaust. I.e., life is so tough for us, but we’re smart and can help you, and don’t forget you owe us one. His monologue’s message is “yeah, yeah, Weinstein wasn’t a good Jew, but you got gotta look at the big picture here. Let’s just forget about this little incident, shall we? I mean, after all, you know how men are… Men would even hit on a concentration camp prisoner.”

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    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.
    , @utu
    he’s circling the wagons

    and bringing the biggest guns they got: the Holocaust. I am disappointed with him. Nobody will say that they had brothels in concentration camps and capos had no problem getting women. I can't picture Larry David as capo but Weinstein may fit the profile.
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  27. anonguy says:

    Today’s offensive in the anti-sexual harassment campaign is the restaurant/hospitality industry.

    It kicks off by grabbing our attention in taking down a big name, some celebrity chef, then indicts the entire industry as being riddled with sexual harassment of all kinds.

    http://nypost.com/2017/11/04/top-chef-and-kitchen-staff-accused-of-sexual-harassment/

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  28. The Z Blog says: • Website

    It’s uncomfortable for the submissive goyim. Jews, especially older Jews, are not surprised in the least and they are not shy about discussing it. I chatted with a nice older Jewish guy at the Mencken Club about this yesterday. He brought it up, wanting my thoughts on it. I suspect most Jewish men of Larry David’s age know that some portion of their folks are over-sexed pervs. They also think that it is bad for Jews. My interlocutor yesterday said pretty much what David said.

    One of the very weird things to happen over the last few decades is this allergy to discussing the obvious. As a little kid, I recall hearing ethnic jokes on TV all the time. Jews were famous for ethnic humor. Today, just saying “Jew” or “Black” in a room full of people causes fainting. Steve’s war on noticing has reached a point where the goyim are afraid to notice anything, even when their masters say it OK. It’s nuts and it is not sustainable.

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  29. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Detective Club
    Alec Baldwin is not Jewish. He plays Donald J. Trump on SNL. The Lefty world knows, deep down, that Trump is The King of All Molesters, who has not yet been caught in the "Russian Collusion" probe - - - not just yet!
    https://youtu.be/LYEY4x0_RDY
    When the NYPD comes for Alec Baldwin, will he be forced to do the "perp walk" dressed up as Donald J. Trump? The American Left, you gotta love em. They love to dream, Bigly!

    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.

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    It's absolutely true. Rose McGowan, who has been on her high horse lecturing the peons about the evils of sexual harrassment for the last few months, settled with Harvey for a measly $100K way back in 1997.
    , @Clyde

    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.
     
    If he were young actress Alec Baldwin would have done the same. The female calculus was, I am going to get nowhere getting Harvey prosecuted because he will hire the best defense lawyers. Plus I will never work in Hollywood again. So take the lousy $150,000 Harvey is giving me as a payoff. The first Harvey accuser Rose McGowan got $100,00o. She now sports a crew cut though she was cute back then.
    , @CJ
    Yes, and Baldwin (of whom I am NOT a fan) said it rather carefully. The fact that a lot of women have gotten ahead this way is clearly an issue many do not want to discuss.
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  30. I may be wrong but I get the sense that one of the core tasks this site sets out for itself is to minister to American Jews trying to find their place in this century, the one that comes after the Jewish Century. If I’m right, Steve Sailer and Ron Unz must feel like Scarlett O’Hara after the Battle of Atlanta about now:

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  31. Gosh, wouldn’t it be horrible if Hollywood and the New York media establishment never really recovered from all this? Wouldn’t that be horrible? Imagine if we had to create our own high, middle and low culture ourselves again? Could we pull it off? I think so.

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    Could we pull it off? I think so.
     
    Agree.
    , @Pericles

    Imagine if we had to create our own high, middle and low culture ourselves again? Could we pull it off? I think so.

     

    I don't know, it's a risky strategy. Imagine us dumb goyim doing anything creative or intellectual without ... ♪ Jews, Jews, glorious Jews ♪!

    (We obviously don't know how to run media or distribution operations either.)
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  32. jill says:

    “More than a dozen handmade stickers reading “It’s okay to be white” surfaced around Harvard Square Wednesday, prompting Cambridge officials to remove them and a Harvard Law School Dean to denounce the signs as “provocations intended to divide us.”

    http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/11/its-okay-to-be-white-signs-posted-at-harvard-law-school-denounced-by-dean.html

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  33. biz says:

    Where’s the part where LD is in trouble? Seems like he got laughs for that one.

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  34. JerryC says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/926913007229329408

    It’s absolutely true. Rose McGowan, who has been on her high horse lecturing the peons about the evils of sexual harrassment for the last few months, settled with Harvey for a measly $100K way back in 1997.

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  35. @Spotted Toad
    The subtext of a lot of Seinfeld was a particular kind of Jewish guilt at the hedonistic and meaningless life Jews could now live in America thanks to material success. Occasionally, it would become more explicit- at one point Jerry says to George, “Are we still going to be doing this when we’re 60?” and George (supposedly not Jewish in the show, but come on...) says “when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

    Something about the “having dinner” in that sentence just struck me as a particularly Jewish aspiration.

    George was half jewish, half Italian – but to hear Jason Alexander say it, he was just playing Larry David.

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    He was originally trying to be Woody Allen before he figured out that Larry David based George on himself.

    Jerry Seinfeld has explicitly stated that NBC never would have bought the show if they were both explicitly Jewish. Therefore George's ambiguous religion. His father was "Italian" but his mother's religion was never mentioned. If Estelle was Jewish then George would be too.
    , @bartok
    Jason Alexander said that in the audition he just went for a straight Woody Allen impression. Thought he blew the audition, but he didn't. After figuring out that the George character was Larry David, Alexander started trying for a Larry David impression.
    https://youtu.be/I8_2hPjljag?t=19m32s
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  36. Acknowledge the pattern, then immediately pivot to remind everyone about jewish accomplishments and then pivot again to remind everyone jews are the ultimate victims.

    Seems deliberate. They know that the goyim know, and this is them trying to deal with it.

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    27, great observation from one so young. The comedians, just a few years ago, could never find the courage to skewer Obama or Hillary. Sad cop out. Mark Twain, Will Rodgers and in my opinion, George Carlin, were the best at sticking these pompous asses.
    , @TomSchmidt
    I think his comments about Einstein and Salk are fair. Austrians want to be known for Mozart, not Hitler.

    The immediate pivot to the concentration camp was bizarre, not particularly funny, but seems to match with what you noticed.
    , @Elli
    And the accomplishments outweigh the zipper problem, don't they? World changing, life saving... vs a few dozen unhappy, insulted women.
    , @Marty T
    Well if the choice is between "sexual harassment" (a feminist weapon no man should legitimize) and polio, I think the correct choice is sexual harassment.
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  37. Clyde says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/926913007229329408

    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.

    If he were young actress Alec Baldwin would have done the same. The female calculus was, I am going to get nowhere getting Harvey prosecuted because he will hire the best defense lawyers. Plus I will never work in Hollywood again. So take the lousy $150,000 Harvey is giving me as a payoff. The first Harvey accuser Rose McGowan got $100,00o. She now sports a crew cut though she was cute back then.

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    Hollywood royalty Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow would have never worked again in Hollywood? Do you know who their parents were?
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  38. @DCThrowback
    George was half jewish, half Italian - but to hear Jason Alexander say it, he was just playing Larry David.

    He was originally trying to be Woody Allen before he figured out that Larry David based George on himself.

    Jerry Seinfeld has explicitly stated that NBC never would have bought the show if they were both explicitly Jewish. Therefore George’s ambiguous religion. His father was “Italian” but his mother’s religion was never mentioned. If Estelle was Jewish then George would be too.

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  39. @27 year old
    Acknowledge the pattern, then immediately pivot to remind everyone about jewish accomplishments and then pivot again to remind everyone jews are the ultimate victims.

    Seems deliberate. They know that the goyim know, and this is them trying to deal with it.

    27, great observation from one so young. The comedians, just a few years ago, could never find the courage to skewer Obama or Hillary. Sad cop out. Mark Twain, Will Rodgers and in my opinion, George Carlin, were the best at sticking these pompous asses.

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    H.L. Mencken, FTW. The dude was an ass, but he was an equal opportunity ass. Reading his attacks on figures we've deified today (such as Teddy Roosevelt, early feminists) is a breath of fresh air. He reminds us how history changes our perspective.

    Twain, in contrast, was a partisan hack, a proto-SJW who only went after those who he disliked, and in very unfair terms.

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  40. Jack D says:

    Larry David might have gotten a few gasps but for a white non-Jewish comedian this would have been career ending.

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  41. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    This is what makes David remarkable. He’s one of the few Jews who calls out other Jews or points out characteristics in Jews that may not be the most admirable. He’s the low-brow (and much more wealthy) Philip Roth. The whole skit on SNL, not just the concentration camp bit, was a great riff about Jewish sexual dysfunction.

    Of course, no one is exempt from David’s ridicule–Curb Your Enthusiasm destroys every ethnicity and religion–but David is just as brutal to Jews. Pretty interesting dude.

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    He's foul-mouthed, filthy, and crude. He could be funny without all that but he chooses not to be. Part of the decline and fall of civilization. I refuse to laugh at him, even when he's clever and clean.
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  42. Jack D says:
    @Spotted Toad
    The subtext of a lot of Seinfeld was a particular kind of Jewish guilt at the hedonistic and meaningless life Jews could now live in America thanks to material success. Occasionally, it would become more explicit- at one point Jerry says to George, “Are we still going to be doing this when we’re 60?” and George (supposedly not Jewish in the show, but come on...) says “when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

    Something about the “having dinner” in that sentence just struck me as a particularly Jewish aspiration.

    A goy would say “We should be catching dinner with our sons.”

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    ..."We should be catching dinner with our sons.”
     
    Can't say you'll catch dinner anymore, as there are too many hidden meanings. After all, in the Weinstein Relativity Age, nobody admits using lures, let alone something so personal and classist as an Okie Drifter or that old patriarchal hegemonic standby the Royal Coachman.
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    No, it's 'we should be grabbing dinner . . .'.

    'Grabbing' meals, coffees, etc. now seems to be an annoyingly common locution. I find it ugly and somehow depressing.
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  43. anonguy says:

    Oh, and one more thing.

    A belief that any women cooperated with or were ok with sexualized work environments is the moral equivalent to old time Southern canards about happy, contented slaves.

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    Hate to say it but for an attractive woman to enter the workforce which is a s sexualized as all the rest of society it is not quite similar to the institution of slavery. As Judgybitch said

    There is a seemingly endless of supply of young women in possession of good looks and sumptuous bodies who prefer to trade their physicality for fame and fortune, rather than, say, acquire some sort of useful market skills.

    And so what?

    I have no problem with this at all. Virtually 100% of women, at some point in their lives, capitalize on their looks and appeal. From the barista at Starbucks to the cop in her just-a-little-too-tight uniform, women have always known, and understood how to use, their physical appeal to men.

    Tale as old as time.
     
    , @guest
    Depends on what you mean by "sexualized work environments." If you mean guys saying," Hey, toots," then no.

    If it's more like men physically accosting women in break rooms...still no.

    I wouldn't go with the slavery analogy unless women served in sexual bondage without being able to quit.
    , @black sea
    Ever been to an office party?
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  44. @27 year old
    Acknowledge the pattern, then immediately pivot to remind everyone about jewish accomplishments and then pivot again to remind everyone jews are the ultimate victims.

    Seems deliberate. They know that the goyim know, and this is them trying to deal with it.

    I think his comments about Einstein and Salk are fair. Austrians want to be known for Mozart, not Hitler.

    The immediate pivot to the concentration camp was bizarre, not particularly funny, but seems to match with what you noticed.

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    On the other hand it could be read as further self-deprecation, as he acknowledges that, like Weinstein, he is sex-obsessed and thus would even be hitting on women in concentration camps.
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  45. Off topic,

    The Most Important City In The World ™ held its flagship marathon today.

    A White American – Shalane Flanagan won the women’s division. This is the first win by an American woman since the 1970s. Her time was 2:26:53

    Flanagan’s parents are both accomplished runners. Her mother, Cheryl Treworgy, is a former marathon world record holder (as Cheryl Bridges – 1971) and a five-time U.S. World Cross Country Championship participant. Her father, Steve Flanagan, was also a U.S. World Cross Country Champion participant and marathon runner. (PR 2:18).

    The men’s division was won by (surprise!) a Kenyan at 2:10:53. Top White finisher was Dutchman Michel Butter in 6th at 2:12:39, and after that Belgian Koen Naart in 8th at 2:13:21. There were a couple paperwork-Americans from east africa in the top 10, but the best actual American man was Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

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    Is it sad that my immediate thought on seeing this was that she must have cheated somehow?
    , @Anonymous

    paperwork-Americans
     
    Consider this stolen.
    , @Bugg
    A white American lady? Did she cheat?
    , @Clyde
    Today Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

    This was a 12th place finish. Here is photo of small and skinny Jared Ward standing next to two emaciated looking Ethiopian runners. This is is from another marathon or race.
    http://tinyurl.com/ycybpv4j

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  47. Good for Larry David!

    It takes a member of a protected class to expose the corruption of the victim-oriented speech police.

    “Good jew, bad jew”. “Woke white allies, evil white supremacists”.

    He may mock. We are not privileged enough to mock.

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  48. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    OT: The Antifa protests planned for this weekend were a flop. Lack of turnout is a good sign, because it means the left is losing its hold on its supporters. The corrupt stink coming from so many pillars of the left at this moment has panicked the Democrats and has them on the defensive. We have three scandals hitting right now, all nicely covering each tier of the Democratic party.

    1) Obama’s and Hillary’s departmental leftovers in Washington, namely the bureaucratic class, are panicked at the thought of the Uranium Deal information coming out and sending them to jail.
    2) The Democratic party heads are roiled by Donna Bazile’s revelations and terrified that their usual donors will be so angry that they’ll shut their wallets for the next election cycle.
    3) The rank and file Democrats, who are too low-information to care either of the above, are nonetheless glued to popular media outlets, and they pay a lot of attention to Hollywood gossip. The leftist Jew-groping scandal will have longer legs and will sink deep into popular culture than people realize.

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    Was there ever any indication that the protests were going to be more than a marginal sideshow? It wasn't "antifa" as such organizing the protests, just one particular activist group.
    , @Forbes
    I think there is too much of an overt link to communism/anarchism/Occupy Wall St. to get much rank and file Dem interest. Screaming Russia, Russia, Russia while endorsing communism is too much to wrap your head around.
    , @Nico
    This may not be enough to save the GOP Congress in 2018, but since the GOP will almost certainly hold the Senate, we can at least be content with blocking Democratic damage for two years as well as enjoy the spectacle of some nice exposure for a Democratic Party totally lacking leadership or popular vision.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Leftists were groping Jews?
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  49. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Has Weinstein gotten around to The Holocaust Defense as an excuse (first made famous by Jerry Springer?). Or has he already mined that lode already?

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    There is more to this Weistein scandal that meets the eye. Since most of his accusers are non Jewish, he should have led off with the Holocaust defense. However there seems to be a faction or an alliance of factions trying to take over Hollywood. Harvey knows who they are. He knows the leaders are JewishAs ime goes on, this will become more apparent.
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  50. jackson says:

    A Jewish journalist in an essentially Jewish newspaper writing about a Jewish comedian appearing on a essentially Jewish TV show talking about other media Jews.

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  51. @27 year old
    Off topic,

    The Most Important City In The World (tm) held its flagship marathon today.

    A White American - Shalane Flanagan won the women's division. This is the first win by an American woman since the 1970s. Her time was 2:26:53


    Flanagan's parents are both accomplished runners. Her mother, Cheryl Treworgy, is a former marathon world record holder (as Cheryl Bridges - 1971) and a five-time U.S. World Cross Country Championship participant. Her father, Steve Flanagan, was also a U.S. World Cross Country Champion participant and marathon runner. (PR 2:18).
     
    The men's division was won by (surprise!) a Kenyan at 2:10:53. Top White finisher was Dutchman Michel Butter in 6th at 2:12:39, and after that Belgian Koen Naart in 8th at 2:13:21. There were a couple paperwork-Americans from east africa in the top 10, but the best actual American man was Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

    Is it sad that my immediate thought on seeing this was that she must have cheated somehow?

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    An Irish Rosie Ruiz?
    , @27 year old
    If you're White, yes, it's sad.
    , @Father O'Hara
    Is it sad that the women's marathon is a bore and I don't care if a Martian wins it. I care only if white men win. Sorry Shalane. "Ill take you home again,Shalane..."
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  53. Elli says:
    @27 year old
    Acknowledge the pattern, then immediately pivot to remind everyone about jewish accomplishments and then pivot again to remind everyone jews are the ultimate victims.

    Seems deliberate. They know that the goyim know, and this is them trying to deal with it.

    And the accomplishments outweigh the zipper problem, don’t they? World changing, life saving… vs a few dozen unhappy, insulted women.

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    And the accomplishments outweigh the zipper problem, don’t they? World changing, life saving… vs a few dozen unhappy, insulted women.
     
    No, they don't. God doesn't seem to judge the world that way and we should be a bit wary of it ourselves, I think. Repeatedly in the history and the Bible nations are taken down by their collective morality, not their collective accomplishments.

    The problems is the Jewish race is rarely allowed a normal place within the other nations. We accept that every race has problems and have things to be proud of.

    Jews seem either to get sainthood or villain, with nothing in between. It's just another one of the frustrations in modern dialogue.
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  54. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    The whole moral eruption we’ve been undergoing right now is interesting in its character. It’s like we’re entering the Robiespierre stage of the Revolution with its most radical members eating each other in their fight for who will come out on top. It’s pretty obvious the second tier is trying to overthrow the first tier.

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    The most important part of the Donna Brazile revelations is that Hillary Clinton used her secret non-aggression pact with the DNC to help her get around the individual campaign contribution limits.

    ((( who benefited from that?)))

    Hint: It wasn't the Bernie Bros. who were sending in contributions of $20. The Sanders / Keith Ellison wing of the Democratic Party is probably more threatening to their (((large donors))) than Trump was. By making sure that the large contributions would be controlled by and funneled to Hillary Clinton made it possible for them to give obscene amounts of money and resources to the Dems without the worry that it would end up in the wrong hands.

    When the B team in the Democratic party becomes ascendant, their money problems will just be beginning.
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  55. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @27 year old
    Off topic,

    The Most Important City In The World (tm) held its flagship marathon today.

    A White American - Shalane Flanagan won the women's division. This is the first win by an American woman since the 1970s. Her time was 2:26:53


    Flanagan's parents are both accomplished runners. Her mother, Cheryl Treworgy, is a former marathon world record holder (as Cheryl Bridges - 1971) and a five-time U.S. World Cross Country Championship participant. Her father, Steve Flanagan, was also a U.S. World Cross Country Champion participant and marathon runner. (PR 2:18).
     
    The men's division was won by (surprise!) a Kenyan at 2:10:53. Top White finisher was Dutchman Michel Butter in 6th at 2:12:39, and after that Belgian Koen Naart in 8th at 2:13:21. There were a couple paperwork-Americans from east africa in the top 10, but the best actual American man was Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

    paperwork-Americans

    Consider this stolen.

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  56. As far a I can tell not a single Jew who has been criticised here (could be wrong) has been named. Certainly not the most political ones.

    JPod is still JPod. Kristol still shines. Neocons obviously treat men and women with proper respect. Israeli Jews, even with weapons keep Palestinian women’s honor intact.

    Proof: Newest articles on Unz.com

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    As far a I can tell not a single Jew who has been criticised here (could be wrong) has been named. Certainly not the most political ones.
     
    Harvey Weinstein has been roundly criticized here, for years. Do ya think maybe he's outta the woods?

    JPod is still JPod.
     
    A burden he will just have to learn to live with.

    Kristol still shines.
     
    Like a neon lamp.

    Neocons obviously treat men and women with proper respect.
     
    Here's Bill Kristol treating american men and women with "proper respect":

    Bill Kristol: White Working Class Should Be Replaced by Immigrants
    , @Discordiax
    I'm a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser, so it's strange for me to undermine their defenses here.

    But I don't think either one has ever had the sort of power that would enable him to do what Weinstein or Weiselter--or Roger Ailes or Bill O'Reilly did. The Weekly Standard or Commentary or Vice President Quayle's staff aren't nearly as prized as movie or television stardom or even a New Republic byline.

    (Semi-related thought--part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.)
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  57. fnn says:

    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:

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    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:
     
    Well, this is it boys - thermo-nuclear combat, toe-to-camel-toe with the lesbos.
    , @Clyde
    Good one! She asked for it. He got her down on the ground in one move.
    , @Thomm
    Left-on-left inept 'combat'.

    It is a shame there were not heavy casualties on both sides.
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  58. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Buffalo Joe
    27, great observation from one so young. The comedians, just a few years ago, could never find the courage to skewer Obama or Hillary. Sad cop out. Mark Twain, Will Rodgers and in my opinion, George Carlin, were the best at sticking these pompous asses.

    H.L. Mencken, FTW. The dude was an ass, but he was an equal opportunity ass. Reading his attacks on figures we’ve deified today (such as Teddy Roosevelt, early feminists) is a breath of fresh air. He reminds us how history changes our perspective.

    Twain, in contrast, was a partisan hack, a proto-SJW who only went after those who he disliked, and in very unfair terms.

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  59. anonguy says:

    “Clayton and his colleague Emma Bayes liken the cascade effect of recent harassment allegations to that of protesters whose demonstrations led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1980s. “Because the police didn’t crack down, the size of the crowd protesting the wall increased dramatically over several days,” says Clayton. “The fear that the East German regime had relied on was undone. Similarly, women who feared losing their careers by reporting sexual harassment at work are now realizing they need not fear the consequences. There will be a critical mass of support and solidarity.”

    Pretty interesting article echoing the idea that there is serious epochal change going on in our society at the moment.

    http://www.barrons.com/articles/sexual-harassment-is-becoming-a-serious-investment-risk-1509766872

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    any women
     
    That's an awfully strong statement.
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  60. CJ says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/926913007229329408

    Yes, and Baldwin (of whom I am NOT a fan) said it rather carefully. The fact that a lot of women have gotten ahead this way is clearly an issue many do not want to discuss.

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  61. Neoconned says:
    @IHTG
    Well, it is uncomfortable.

    The Twitterati Femquisitions current Target? Alec Baldwin.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/alec-baldwin-melts-down-on-twitter-after-weinstein-comments-blocks-asia-argento

    I saw a few movies this summer when I was in Austin. But that was only because I was at the Alamo Drafthouse and it’s more like a tourist thing. Other than that I’m scratching my head trying to recall the last movie I saw in a theater.

    I’m thinking it was “The Accountant” w Ben Affleck. Or it may have been that movie he did last year about Prohibition gangsters but I already forgot the name of it. Either way I’m that crucial 18-35 demographic they always go on about. Must be hell on both the theater sub industry and Hollywood in general.

    Ah well. I hope the women twittering away are enjoying the attention. Nobody will work w them again.

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  62. Keypusher says:
    @Spotted Toad
    The subtext of a lot of Seinfeld was a particular kind of Jewish guilt at the hedonistic and meaningless life Jews could now live in America thanks to material success. Occasionally, it would become more explicit- at one point Jerry says to George, “Are we still going to be doing this when we’re 60?” and George (supposedly not Jewish in the show, but come on...) says “when we’re 60? We should be having dinner with our sons!”

    Something about the “having dinner” in that sentence just struck me as a particularly Jewish aspiration.

    Seinfeld now has two sons; he’s behind schedule, since they’re barely teenagers and he’s 63, but if he stays healthy he’ll get to have dinner with his (adult) sons eventually.

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    Seinfeld stole another man's wife to have those kids. He literally picked the woman up the day after her honeymoon ended, when he was at the gym. Yet, despite her sluttiness, Seinfeld was callous enough and dumb enough to marry the golddigging slut.

    And his wife stole a bunch of recipes from other people and then published a book claiming they were her own. (using Seinfeld to boost her publicity).

    Seinfeld is a pretty scummy dude.

    And remember during his TV show, when he was dating....a college student? Shoshanna? Did we ever find out how they met, and whether she was legal when he got with her?

    Yeah, Jerry Seinfeld is pretty much covered in scuzz. I would not be surprised if some Weinstein -type comes out about him.
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  63. Was Larry channelling his Bernie Sanders character from last year?

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  64. It was a lot funnier than the new season of Curb. Doesn’t that count for something?

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    Doesn't argue well for his show. I thought his monologue was pretty lame. The opening line, "You tolerate me! You really tolerate me!", was kinda funny if you get the reference. It went downhill from there. David's true talent lies behind the camera. Jason Alexander makes a much funnier Larry David that Larry David does himself.
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  65. Bugg says:
    @27 year old
    Off topic,

    The Most Important City In The World (tm) held its flagship marathon today.

    A White American - Shalane Flanagan won the women's division. This is the first win by an American woman since the 1970s. Her time was 2:26:53


    Flanagan's parents are both accomplished runners. Her mother, Cheryl Treworgy, is a former marathon world record holder (as Cheryl Bridges - 1971) and a five-time U.S. World Cross Country Championship participant. Her father, Steve Flanagan, was also a U.S. World Cross Country Champion participant and marathon runner. (PR 2:18).
     
    The men's division was won by (surprise!) a Kenyan at 2:10:53. Top White finisher was Dutchman Michel Butter in 6th at 2:12:39, and after that Belgian Koen Naart in 8th at 2:13:21. There were a couple paperwork-Americans from east africa in the top 10, but the best actual American man was Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

    A white American lady? Did she cheat?

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  66. Mr. Anon says:

    Larry David’s whole career has consisted of noticing things.

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  67. Mr. Anon says:
    @WowJustWow
    It was a lot funnier than the new season of Curb. Doesn't that count for something?

    It was a lot funnier than the new season of Curb. Doesn’t that count for something?

    Doesn’t argue well for his show. I thought his monologue was pretty lame. The opening line, “You tolerate me! You really tolerate me!”, was kinda funny if you get the reference. It went downhill from there. David’s true talent lies behind the camera. Jason Alexander makes a much funnier Larry David that Larry David does himself.

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    The Larry David of Curb isn't the same Larry David Jason Alexander was playing. He's rich, confident, friends with celebrities, and more obnoxious than Seinfeld's George. It's a pretty funny character.
    , @Dumbo
    With a few exceptions, I never found Larry David that funny as an actor /comedian.
    He may create some good jokes, but Jason Alexander playing David as George was certainly funnier.
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  68. IAD says:

    I interpreted this as a damage control attempt by David. He made one Weinstein joke and then spent the next several minutes reminding us of the Holocaust.

    “Okay, these guys are all Jews, ha ha. But don’t even think about connecting any more dots”.

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  69. eah says:

    OT (totally)

    LAT — Insurers make billions off Medicaid in California during Obamacare expansion

    Medicaid is rarely associated with getting rich. The patients are poor, the budgets tight and payments to doctors often paltry…More than 1 in 3 Californians, or 13.5 million people, are covered by Medicaid — more than the population of Pennsylvania.

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  70. OT – Mass shooting at Texas Baptist church. Dozens dead or wounded.

    I wonder if the shooter saw ‘Kingsmen: The Secret Service’ or ‘The Purge: Election Year’? If you meme it …

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  71. I think this was Larry David’s meager attempt to inoculate himself and other fellow tribal members from the fallout in Hollywood. But his mea culpa or confession was more of an attempt to get it on the record that the was now aware of the crime so going forward at least he can act as if he was shocked by what occurred and opposed rather than the indifference he really felt. The problem with this type of confession, is that you need to acknowledge not only your part in the crime but what happened to the victims. Larry David just skipped right past Weinstein and the Goys he raped and made it all about himself and Auschwitz; in a funny way of course.

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  72. @Anon
    OT: The Antifa protests planned for this weekend were a flop. Lack of turnout is a good sign, because it means the left is losing its hold on its supporters. The corrupt stink coming from so many pillars of the left at this moment has panicked the Democrats and has them on the defensive. We have three scandals hitting right now, all nicely covering each tier of the Democratic party.

    1) Obama's and Hillary's departmental leftovers in Washington, namely the bureaucratic class, are panicked at the thought of the Uranium Deal information coming out and sending them to jail.
    2) The Democratic party heads are roiled by Donna Bazile's revelations and terrified that their usual donors will be so angry that they'll shut their wallets for the next election cycle.
    3) The rank and file Democrats, who are too low-information to care either of the above, are nonetheless glued to popular media outlets, and they pay a lot of attention to Hollywood gossip. The leftist Jew-groping scandal will have longer legs and will sink deep into popular culture than people realize.

    Was there ever any indication that the protests were going to be more than a marginal sideshow? It wasn’t “antifa” as such organizing the protests, just one particular activist group.

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  73. Mr. Anon says:
    @fnn
    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zLkaVPcdnI&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=AnAgMUo3jPlF4xPj-6

    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:

    Well, this is it boys – thermo-nuclear combat, toe-to-camel-toe with the lesbos.

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    Dr. Strangelove is full of wonderful lines like that: time to see it again. Thanks for the reminder.
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  74. Yak-15 says:

    He also does a risqué series of Holocaust jokes

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  75. bartok says:
    @DCThrowback
    George was half jewish, half Italian - but to hear Jason Alexander say it, he was just playing Larry David.

    Jason Alexander said that in the audition he just went for a straight Woody Allen impression. Thought he blew the audition, but he didn’t. After figuring out that the George character was Larry David, Alexander started trying for a Larry David impression.

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    The final "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode before the latest ones featured a Seinfeld reunion. Larry David alienates Jason Alexander at the last moment, so Larry volunteers to play George Costanza, because after all George is Larry, so how hard could it be? I mean, sure, Jason Alexander is a skilled professional actor, but we're talking straightforward authenticity, right?

    Pretty hard, actually.

    , @Steve Sailer
    The final "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode before the latest ones featured a Seinfeld reunion. Larry David alienates Jason Alexander at the last moment, so Larry volunteers to play George Costanza, because after all George is Larry, so how hard could it be? I mean, sure, Jason Alexander is a skilled professional actor, but we're talking straightforward authenticity, right?

    Pretty hard, actually.

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  76. Forbes says:
    @Anon
    OT: The Antifa protests planned for this weekend were a flop. Lack of turnout is a good sign, because it means the left is losing its hold on its supporters. The corrupt stink coming from so many pillars of the left at this moment has panicked the Democrats and has them on the defensive. We have three scandals hitting right now, all nicely covering each tier of the Democratic party.

    1) Obama's and Hillary's departmental leftovers in Washington, namely the bureaucratic class, are panicked at the thought of the Uranium Deal information coming out and sending them to jail.
    2) The Democratic party heads are roiled by Donna Bazile's revelations and terrified that their usual donors will be so angry that they'll shut their wallets for the next election cycle.
    3) The rank and file Democrats, who are too low-information to care either of the above, are nonetheless glued to popular media outlets, and they pay a lot of attention to Hollywood gossip. The leftist Jew-groping scandal will have longer legs and will sink deep into popular culture than people realize.

    I think there is too much of an overt link to communism/anarchism/Occupy Wall St. to get much rank and file Dem interest. Screaming Russia, Russia, Russia while endorsing communism is too much to wrap your head around.

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  77. Mr. Anon says:
    @anony-mouse
    As far a I can tell not a single Jew who has been criticised here (could be wrong) has been named. Certainly not the most political ones.

    JPod is still JPod. Kristol still shines. Neocons obviously treat men and women with proper respect. Israeli Jews, even with weapons keep Palestinian women's honor intact.

    Proof: Newest articles on Unz.com

    As far a I can tell not a single Jew who has been criticised here (could be wrong) has been named. Certainly not the most political ones.

    Harvey Weinstein has been roundly criticized here, for years. Do ya think maybe he’s outta the woods?

    JPod is still JPod.

    A burden he will just have to learn to live with.

    Kristol still shines.

    Like a neon lamp.

    Neocons obviously treat men and women with proper respect.

    Here’s Bill Kristol treating american men and women with “proper respect”:

    Bill Kristol: White Working Class Should Be Replaced by Immigrants

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  78. The great periods in American Jewish humor and music, as well as in Aferican music, was precisely that in which they were tolerated but not included. All genius is the product of provincialism. But as a great Frenchman observed, all things which advance are in decline at the same time. Perhaps the reverse is not so true.

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  79. @Anon
    The whole moral eruption we've been undergoing right now is interesting in its character. It's like we're entering the Robiespierre stage of the Revolution with its most radical members eating each other in their fight for who will come out on top. It's pretty obvious the second tier is trying to overthrow the first tier.

    The most important part of the Donna Brazile revelations is that Hillary Clinton used her secret non-aggression pact with the DNC to help her get around the individual campaign contribution limits.

    ((( who benefited from that?)))

    Hint: It wasn’t the Bernie Bros. who were sending in contributions of $20. The Sanders / Keith Ellison wing of the Democratic Party is probably more threatening to their (((large donors))) than Trump was. By making sure that the large contributions would be controlled by and funneled to Hillary Clinton made it possible for them to give obscene amounts of money and resources to the Dems without the worry that it would end up in the wrong hands.

    When the B team in the Democratic party becomes ascendant, their money problems will just be beginning.

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  80. Client 9 says:

    What’s really funny about this is on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry’s best friend and manager Jeff Greene is an overweight, sexual freak.

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  81. @ChrisZ
    On the "Teen Vogue is Kaput" thread I offered my opinion that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is the most reactionary show on TV, and that Larry David's appeal is related to that of Trump. Evidently, the folks at the NYT have figured that out too, so where once they cheered the show's "transgressiveness," now every audience laugh fills them with dread that the wrong people might be enjoying themselves.

    BTW, I've been waiting for a comment thread on "Curb" here at iSteve. It seems to me that, just as "Seinfeld" could be interpreted as supporting the received moral order (because it revealed the meaninglessness of modern disordered life), "Curb" is often about how much Larry (despite his alienation) loves living in traditional Gentile America, and how a society governed by the various "fringers" he hangs with would be a nightmare.

    Indeed, the last episode was all about how he wanted to be able to enjoy golfing at his tony LA country club unmolested by the small talking parking attendant and philandering Japanese club owner.

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    Great, right?
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  83. @Anonymous
    This is what makes David remarkable. He's one of the few Jews who calls out other Jews or points out characteristics in Jews that may not be the most admirable. He's the low-brow (and much more wealthy) Philip Roth. The whole skit on SNL, not just the concentration camp bit, was a great riff about Jewish sexual dysfunction.

    Of course, no one is exempt from David's ridicule--Curb Your Enthusiasm destroys every ethnicity and religion--but David is just as brutal to Jews. Pretty interesting dude.

    He’s foul-mouthed, filthy, and crude. He could be funny without all that but he chooses not to be. Part of the decline and fall of civilization. I refuse to laugh at him, even when he’s clever and clean.

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  84. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Keypusher
    Seinfeld now has two sons; he's behind schedule, since they're barely teenagers and he's 63, but if he stays healthy he'll get to have dinner with his (adult) sons eventually.

    Seinfeld stole another man’s wife to have those kids. He literally picked the woman up the day after her honeymoon ended, when he was at the gym. Yet, despite her sluttiness, Seinfeld was callous enough and dumb enough to marry the golddigging slut.

    And his wife stole a bunch of recipes from other people and then published a book claiming they were her own. (using Seinfeld to boost her publicity).

    Seinfeld is a pretty scummy dude.

    And remember during his TV show, when he was dating….a college student? Shoshanna? Did we ever find out how they met, and whether she was legal when he got with her?

    Yeah, Jerry Seinfeld is pretty much covered in scuzz. I would not be surprised if some Weinstein -type comes out about him.

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    Shoshanna was in HS when she and Jerry started to date.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Jessica Seinfeld has been married to Jerry for 18 years now. She had dated her previous husband since she was 21. So she's had 2 relationships since she was 21. There's nothing slutty about that.

    As for being a gold digger, the man she left Jerry for comes from money. The Nederlanders probably have more money than Seinfeld.

    Given Erik Nederlander's subsequent divorce and run-ins with the law, it looks like Jessica made the right decision.

    As for the cookbook, I dunno. Could be the gold digger was the failed author trying to get a piece of the Seinfeld money.
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  85. Larry David is a credit to his race.

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  86. guest says:

    How do you know he didn’t do the same? If not with Harvey, then with someone more into Baldwins.

    Young actors breaking into Hollywood by going “gay for pay” is another one of them Open Secrets.

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  87. midtown says:
    @Dave40
    OT. How come we haven't heard about the driver in Charlottesville . Googles last date of anything about James Felds is August 17. Out on bond or still in jail?

    Yeah, I’ve been wondering that, too. No news might mean bad news for the Narrative.

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  88. Rod1963 says:

    Everyone knows Hollywood is run by Jews and that the casting couch is real for both male and female actors.

    What made the Jew producers and directors such open degenerates was their control of the media. Any actor or actress who went public with their accusations would get squashed by the Jewish owned MSM, then torn apart by the best lawyers Hollywood can buy. It was a no win for them, until now.

    When feminism became ascendant, mostly thanks to Hollywood and the MSM, it changed.

    Can’t feel sorry one bit for either side. They are all snobs who hate regular Americans. I hope the feminists destroy Hollywood.

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  89. Nico says:

    Would you get a load of some of the comments that made the NYT censors’ cut??

    Read the Guardian article. Rose McGowan wasn’t raped. She was negotiating. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have “counter-offered” 6 mil for hush money.

    Baldwin’s point was valid. You want it to stop, report it. Prosecute it. File the charges and make the fuss. I’ve spoke to the women in my life. Their consent is not for sale.

    Victim and hero are two different words for a reason, and neither applies to these idols of the easily impressed.

    All of my sexual harassment scenarios involved Jewish men, way too many to count going back to the 80′s. The rape attempts were all black men, going back to the 80′s and I can count those, a dozen times.
    I must be such an elevated person to not be prejudiced, yay me.
    But what I am is hyper-aware of everyone’s (including women’s) behavior and attitude they carry towards women, it is written everywhere, still so much is ugly, but so much is good these days with visionary unafraid women transcending and creating the world and living their lives past all people who happen to have lesser minds regarding women.

    I like a lot that Larry David puts out, but he very much is old school sexist, women are separate and a hodge-podge of physical traits that should be commented on and acted upon for the most part…

    It is truly stupefying that the old-school sexists that dominated western culture for so long now seem quaint besides the technological women-hating trolls, these are the new front of concentration makers, even if only virtual, bent towards hate and domination.

    Larry David, being himself Jewish, could say something that others might be thinking and which deserves a studied approach. So far, many of the men accused of sexual harassment, unwanted sexual aggression, have been Jewish. There are psychoanalysts, not to mention novelists (e.g. Mailer, Roth) who could attempt explanations. It could be that Jewish men are disproportionately represented in positions of power.

    Larry David put himself out there, this Youtube viewer thinks it was great comedy.

    Hollywood has been the Mecca for sexual exploitation for the last fifty years. What an amazing coincidence that the people who have taken a fall for it lately have been black, Jewish, or gay. Larry is right to feel a bit isolated and other-ized, and it made for good comedy.

    Concentration camps. If we can’t laugh at those, what are we supposed to do with them? The Producers (1967, also the remakes) named it’s lead character (Bialystock) after a Jewish ghetto uprising, The Nazis should be mined for more good comedy, perhaps people will be less inclined to whitewash the period.

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  90. @Andrew M
    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.

    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.

    Have any women accused him of sexually preying on them?

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  91. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anonymouse
    Cringe-making. The gestures, the hand flapping, the eye-rolling and the grimaces, the Leopold Bloom-like confessions, etc. puts Larry David in the great tradition of the self-mockery of Richard Pryor. Like all comics, the motivation is apotropaic: I make you laugh, you don't hurt/kill me. I am unable to address the shame David must feel while doing his act, and reflecting about it afterwards.

    He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that? Perhaps SNL can get Sasha Baron Cohen (=Borat) next week.

    Did you see “apotropaic” in that FT book review last week too?

    David seems pretty comfortable in his own skin. I doubt he feels shame on stage.

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  92. utu says:

    Then David fell back on the Holocaust schtick.

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  93. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Chrisnonymous
    I like Larry David in general, and I don't identify with the anti-Semites who post here. However, Larry David is not "noticing", he's circling the wagons. His monologue went from self-deprecating jokes comparing himself--the everyjew in his humor--to Quasimodo, to jokes reminding you about Einstein and Salk, to reminding you about the Holocaust. I.e., life is so tough for us, but we're smart and can help you, and don't forget you owe us one. His monologue's message is "yeah, yeah, Weinstein wasn't a good Jew, but you got gotta look at the big picture here. Let's just forget about this little incident, shall we? I mean, after all, you know how men are... Men would even hit on a concentration camp prisoner."

    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.

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    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.
     
    That's kind of the point. That modern Jews can't frinkin' stop with the Holocaust references is making it into a trope and stereotype. It's knee jerk reaction that's this side of "But you wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would you?"
    , @Chrisnonymous
    Yes, also it was a coincidence that Kevin Spacey came out of the closet when he was accused of sexual harassment.
    , @Jack D
    I think Larry David has Holocaust on the brain now since he did his piece on Finding Your Roots with Skip Gates. Apparently David's maternal grandfather was the only 1 of 10 siblings who came to America and the only one to survive the Holocaust. Apparently David's family never mentioned this to him so it came as a shock - on Finding Your Roots he seemed quite ignorant about all of this stuff.

    The being attracted to women in the concentration camp bit was not only tasteless - it was dumb. The women were kept separate anyway and the thing that starving people dream about most is not sex but food.

    The Quasimodo bit was moderately funny - the rest of the monologue stunk.
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  94. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @anonguy
    "Clayton and his colleague Emma Bayes liken the cascade effect of recent harassment allegations to that of protesters whose demonstrations led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1980s. “Because the police didn’t crack down, the size of the crowd protesting the wall increased dramatically over several days,” says Clayton. “The fear that the East German regime had relied on was undone. Similarly, women who feared losing their careers by reporting sexual harassment at work are now realizing they need not fear the consequences. There will be a critical mass of support and solidarity.”

    Pretty interesting article echoing the idea that there is serious epochal change going on in our society at the moment.

    http://www.barrons.com/articles/sexual-harassment-is-becoming-a-serious-investment-risk-1509766872

    any women

    That’s an awfully strong statement.

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  95. AM says:
    @Elli
    And the accomplishments outweigh the zipper problem, don't they? World changing, life saving... vs a few dozen unhappy, insulted women.

    And the accomplishments outweigh the zipper problem, don’t they? World changing, life saving… vs a few dozen unhappy, insulted women.

    No, they don’t. God doesn’t seem to judge the world that way and we should be a bit wary of it ourselves, I think. Repeatedly in the history and the Bible nations are taken down by their collective morality, not their collective accomplishments.

    The problems is the Jewish race is rarely allowed a normal place within the other nations. We accept that every race has problems and have things to be proud of.

    Jews seem either to get sainthood or villain, with nothing in between. It’s just another one of the frustrations in modern dialogue.

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  96. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Clyde

    Baldwin got in trouble for noticing something else about Weinstein et. al. yesterday too: that the women who took settlements instead of going to the police perpetuated the problem.
     
    If he were young actress Alec Baldwin would have done the same. The female calculus was, I am going to get nowhere getting Harvey prosecuted because he will hire the best defense lawyers. Plus I will never work in Hollywood again. So take the lousy $150,000 Harvey is giving me as a payoff. The first Harvey accuser Rose McGowan got $100,00o. She now sports a crew cut though she was cute back then.

    Hollywood royalty Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow would have never worked again in Hollywood? Do you know who their parents were?

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    Um, Jon Voight? He's had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role. But I don't think he's exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim. The image of Angelina Jolie screaming into the phone at some showbiz bigwig, "Do you know who my father is? He's Jon bleepin' Voight! He was in Anaconda goddammit!" is pretty comical. I suspect she pretends he doesn't exist.
    , @Clyde
    Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the only molested-harassed ones with Hollywood connections that I know of. There is a clip of Umma Thurman saying she is too angry and upset to say something about Hollywood and Weinstein but that she will be unloading
    , @Bill P
    Rose McGowan was no Gwyneth Paltrow. I met her in the early 90s when I was about 16, because I knew her family. She was already hanging out with the "cool kids" of the time, such as Shannen Doherty and the like, but despite her being full of herself for that (who could blame her? -- she couldn't have been more than 18 at the time) she was from a pretty humble background. I think she got into Hollywood because her family had been part of the Children of God cult that River and Joaquin Phoenix were raised in, but her dad was a commercial artist living in a little two-bedroom house in North Seattle raising a bunch of kids essentially by himself.

    When I look back on that, I have a lot of respect for Dan, her dad, who was a scrappy little Irish guy who really, really loved his kids. He'd take on anyone to protect his daughters, and yet there was nothing he could do for Rose, who was in LA on her own as a teenager.

    What happened to her is a father's nightmare. It wasn't worth 150k, especially considering that this essentially ruined her career. I wish Dan could have kicked Harvey Weinstein's fat ass. Hell, I would have joined in. The McGowans are good people.

    Rose deserves her revenge. I'm sure there are a lot more girls out there who got used like that, so good on Rose for taking the lead and taking this scumbag down.
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  97. AM says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.

    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.

    That’s kind of the point. That modern Jews can’t frinkin’ stop with the Holocaust references is making it into a trope and stereotype. It’s knee jerk reaction that’s this side of “But you wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses, would you?”

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  98. Clyde says:
    @fnn
    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zLkaVPcdnI&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=AnAgMUo3jPlF4xPj-6

    Good one! She asked for it. He got her down on the ground in one move.

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  99. @bartok
    Jason Alexander said that in the audition he just went for a straight Woody Allen impression. Thought he blew the audition, but he didn't. After figuring out that the George character was Larry David, Alexander started trying for a Larry David impression.
    https://youtu.be/I8_2hPjljag?t=19m32s

    The final “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode before the latest ones featured a Seinfeld reunion. Larry David alienates Jason Alexander at the last moment, so Larry volunteers to play George Costanza, because after all George is Larry, so how hard could it be? I mean, sure, Jason Alexander is a skilled professional actor, but we’re talking straightforward authenticity, right?

    Pretty hard, actually.

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    The Seinfeld reunion arc was two seasons ago, not last season. Last season he was in New York.
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  100. @bartok
    Jason Alexander said that in the audition he just went for a straight Woody Allen impression. Thought he blew the audition, but he didn't. After figuring out that the George character was Larry David, Alexander started trying for a Larry David impression.
    https://youtu.be/I8_2hPjljag?t=19m32s

    The final “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode before the latest ones featured a Seinfeld reunion. Larry David alienates Jason Alexander at the last moment, so Larry volunteers to play George Costanza, because after all George is Larry, so how hard could it be? I mean, sure, Jason Alexander is a skilled professional actor, but we’re talking straightforward authenticity, right?

    Pretty hard, actually.

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    I heard an interview with Larry David. At one point on the Seinfeld show they were going to have the real Steinbrenner on playing himself (on the show he is never seen, only heard with Larry David doing his voice). They taped it but they couldn't use it because Steinbrenner was not a good enough actor to play himself.
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  101. Nico says:
    @Anon
    OT: The Antifa protests planned for this weekend were a flop. Lack of turnout is a good sign, because it means the left is losing its hold on its supporters. The corrupt stink coming from so many pillars of the left at this moment has panicked the Democrats and has them on the defensive. We have three scandals hitting right now, all nicely covering each tier of the Democratic party.

    1) Obama's and Hillary's departmental leftovers in Washington, namely the bureaucratic class, are panicked at the thought of the Uranium Deal information coming out and sending them to jail.
    2) The Democratic party heads are roiled by Donna Bazile's revelations and terrified that their usual donors will be so angry that they'll shut their wallets for the next election cycle.
    3) The rank and file Democrats, who are too low-information to care either of the above, are nonetheless glued to popular media outlets, and they pay a lot of attention to Hollywood gossip. The leftist Jew-groping scandal will have longer legs and will sink deep into popular culture than people realize.

    This may not be enough to save the GOP Congress in 2018, but since the GOP will almost certainly hold the Senate, we can at least be content with blocking Democratic damage for two years as well as enjoy the spectacle of some nice exposure for a Democratic Party totally lacking leadership or popular vision.

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  102. @Jack Hanson
    OT: Rand Paul assaulted in his home yesterday. Media uninterested.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/04/sen-rand-paul-assaulted-in-kentucky-home.html

    Seems like the Deep State is panicking a bit.

    As if I need to say it, but imagine media reaction if it had been a non white Democrat senator.

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    Leftist reaction to Rand Paul having his rib cage caved in:

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/927304535969845248

    "Ha, ha! Awesome! I hope someone breaks the other ones, too. Since he is against socialized medicine, he should refuse care." Thirty six likes.

    The Left is love.

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  103. Notey says:
    @anonymous
    He’s just raising awareness so we can all have that difficult conversation.

    That’s the first job of any self-respecting satirist. Those that sidestep that requirement are always hacks and corporate peons playing to the rubes.

    Larry David is one of the very few satirists left.

    “The Daily Show” was a great satire show until they brought in Jon Stewart and his crew of Angry Jews. The show blew apart after that, as Stewart essentially admitted he didn’t understand satire that wasn’t a useful tool for slanted political punditry.

    Jon Stewart destroyed satire for an entire generation, speaking of Jews who match the common negative stereotype of infiltrating cultures to foment evil. Stewart paved the way for it’s destruction. Jon’s of our media are what Larry is complaining about.

    Larry’s advice to Jews is excellent, that is, if you don’t want to be treated as a negative stereotype, don’t BE one. Larry is a great satirist.

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    The Daily Show was wildly successful under Jon Stewart. People barely remember the blonde WASP who hosted before him.
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  104. Neoconned says:
    @Detective Club
    Alec Baldwin is not Jewish. He plays Donald J. Trump on SNL. The Lefty world knows, deep down, that Trump is The King of All Molesters, who has not yet been caught in the "Russian Collusion" probe - - - not just yet!
    https://youtu.be/LYEY4x0_RDY
    When the NYPD comes for Alec Baldwin, will he be forced to do the "perp walk" dressed up as Donald J. Trump? The American Left, you gotta love em. They love to dream, Bigly!

    Update:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-has-enough-evidence-bring-charges-flynn-investigation-n817666

    Mueller is stepping up the game. He’s going after Flynn for allegedly trying to take cash from Erdogan to deport Gulen for extradition. Looks like the deep state is circling the wagons and protecting their assets.

    Remember in the Godfather where Michael talks about leaking rumors the cop Michael shot was involved in racketeering? Trump’s ppl need to go after Mueller HARD w leaks to soil his “above reproach” sainthood bullshit.

    Hit first and hard. You’re either on the defense or on the offense, there is no middle ground…..

    If they indict Flynn they’ll keep asking probing questions til they spin a fake conspiracy that Trump is involved.

    Sessions needs to come down real fuckin hard on Mueller and let him know to back off now and wrap this crap up or hell burn w the Uranium One intrigue too…..

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    Rumor has it that Sessions is being blackmailed. He's been a useless stump in the middle of the road since January. Trump can't fire him because Dem. Rod Something (Rosenstein, whatever) is Sessions' deputy (AAG). RINOs would love to see Trump get impeached asap. McCain would rise from his death bed to cast any kind of vote of significance against Trump.
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  105. @Anon
    OT: The Antifa protests planned for this weekend were a flop. Lack of turnout is a good sign, because it means the left is losing its hold on its supporters. The corrupt stink coming from so many pillars of the left at this moment has panicked the Democrats and has them on the defensive. We have three scandals hitting right now, all nicely covering each tier of the Democratic party.

    1) Obama's and Hillary's departmental leftovers in Washington, namely the bureaucratic class, are panicked at the thought of the Uranium Deal information coming out and sending them to jail.
    2) The Democratic party heads are roiled by Donna Bazile's revelations and terrified that their usual donors will be so angry that they'll shut their wallets for the next election cycle.
    3) The rank and file Democrats, who are too low-information to care either of the above, are nonetheless glued to popular media outlets, and they pay a lot of attention to Hollywood gossip. The leftist Jew-groping scandal will have longer legs and will sink deep into popular culture than people realize.

    Leftists were groping Jews?

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  106. Thomm says:
    @fnn
    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zLkaVPcdnI&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=AnAgMUo3jPlF4xPj-6

    Left-on-left inept ‘combat’.

    It is a shame there were not heavy casualties on both sides.

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    Troll.
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  107. Off Topic, but is it ok to notice that the woman winner of the NYC Marathon is white. So, is it “Ok to be white” if you can run 26 miles and leave all the Kenyans in your wake? When does the hate start on this woman and I think she’s straight and was born female. The dilemma .

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  108. @Dave Pinsen
    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.

    Yes, also it was a coincidence that Kevin Spacey came out of the closet when he was accused of sexual harassment.

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    David hasn't been accused of anything. And he's been riffing on the Holocaust intermittently for years. E.g., the Wagner scene in the 2nd season of Curb (from 2001):
    https://youtu.be/_nS66IvbvcI
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  109. @Achmed E. Newman
    Took what out?

    His atavistic rage?

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  110. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Dave Pinsen
    Hollywood royalty Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow would have never worked again in Hollywood? Do you know who their parents were?

    Um, Jon Voight? He’s had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role. But I don’t think he’s exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim. The image of Angelina Jolie screaming into the phone at some showbiz bigwig, “Do you know who my father is? He’s Jon bleepin’ Voight! He was in Anaconda goddammit!” is pretty comical. I suspect she pretends he doesn’t exist.

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    He’s had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role.
     
    Midnight Cowboy, anyone?

    But I don’t think he’s exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim.
     
    Despite being an out of the closet conservative Voight's worked steadily even in his twilight years. He was (spoiler alert!) the main bad guy in the first Mission: Impossible film, was one of the two main baddies in kid cult classic Holes (also starring the ever-underrated Signourney Weaver), Zoolander, got an oscar nod in 2001 for Ali, and has been recently been getting accolades appearing on the TV show Ray Donovan.

    The dude' a powerhouse. Your sad attempts to denigrate him are noted, little soros-monkey.
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  111. Clyde says:
    @27 year old
    Off topic,

    The Most Important City In The World (tm) held its flagship marathon today.

    A White American - Shalane Flanagan won the women's division. This is the first win by an American woman since the 1970s. Her time was 2:26:53


    Flanagan's parents are both accomplished runners. Her mother, Cheryl Treworgy, is a former marathon world record holder (as Cheryl Bridges - 1971) and a five-time U.S. World Cross Country Championship participant. Her father, Steve Flanagan, was also a U.S. World Cross Country Champion participant and marathon runner. (PR 2:18).
     
    The men's division was won by (surprise!) a Kenyan at 2:10:53. Top White finisher was Dutchman Michel Butter in 6th at 2:12:39, and after that Belgian Koen Naart in 8th at 2:13:21. There were a couple paperwork-Americans from east africa in the top 10, but the best actual American man was Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

    Today Jared Ward, a BYU grad, finishing in 2:18:39.

    This was a 12th place finish. Here is photo of small and skinny Jared Ward standing next to two emaciated looking Ethiopian runners. This is is from another marathon or race.

    http://tinyurl.com/ycybpv4j

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  112. utu says:
    @Chrisnonymous
    I like Larry David in general, and I don't identify with the anti-Semites who post here. However, Larry David is not "noticing", he's circling the wagons. His monologue went from self-deprecating jokes comparing himself--the everyjew in his humor--to Quasimodo, to jokes reminding you about Einstein and Salk, to reminding you about the Holocaust. I.e., life is so tough for us, but we're smart and can help you, and don't forget you owe us one. His monologue's message is "yeah, yeah, Weinstein wasn't a good Jew, but you got gotta look at the big picture here. Let's just forget about this little incident, shall we? I mean, after all, you know how men are... Men would even hit on a concentration camp prisoner."

    he’s circling the wagons

    and bringing the biggest guns they got: the Holocaust. I am disappointed with him. Nobody will say that they had brothels in concentration camps and capos had no problem getting women. I can’t picture Larry David as capo but Weinstein may fit the profile.

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  113. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Mr. Anon

    It was a lot funnier than the new season of Curb. Doesn’t that count for something?
     
    Doesn't argue well for his show. I thought his monologue was pretty lame. The opening line, "You tolerate me! You really tolerate me!", was kinda funny if you get the reference. It went downhill from there. David's true talent lies behind the camera. Jason Alexander makes a much funnier Larry David that Larry David does himself.

    The Larry David of Curb isn’t the same Larry David Jason Alexander was playing. He’s rich, confident, friends with celebrities, and more obnoxious than Seinfeld’s George. It’s a pretty funny character.

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  114. Clyde says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Hollywood royalty Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow would have never worked again in Hollywood? Do you know who their parents were?

    Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the only molested-harassed ones with Hollywood connections that I know of. There is a clip of Umma Thurman saying she is too angry and upset to say something about Hollywood and Weinstein but that she will be unloading

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    There is a clip of Umma Thurman saying she is too angry and upset to say something about Hollywood and Weinstein but that she will be unloading
     
    "Quentin, my feet are not your playthings!"
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  115. Dumbo says:
    @Mr. Anon

    It was a lot funnier than the new season of Curb. Doesn’t that count for something?
     
    Doesn't argue well for his show. I thought his monologue was pretty lame. The opening line, "You tolerate me! You really tolerate me!", was kinda funny if you get the reference. It went downhill from there. David's true talent lies behind the camera. Jason Alexander makes a much funnier Larry David that Larry David does himself.

    With a few exceptions, I never found Larry David that funny as an actor /comedian.
    He may create some good jokes, but Jason Alexander playing David as George was certainly funnier.

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  116. @anonymous
    Has Weinstein gotten around to The Holocaust Defense as an excuse (first made famous by Jerry Springer?). Or has he already mined that lode already?

    There is more to this Weistein scandal that meets the eye. Since most of his accusers are non Jewish, he should have led off with the Holocaust defense. However there seems to be a faction or an alliance of factions trying to take over Hollywood. Harvey knows who they are. He knows the leaders are JewishAs ime goes on, this will become more apparent.

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  117. utu says:
    @Matthew McConnagay
    When was it stated that George wasn't Jewish?

    By the way, the way I heard it, David is in trouble for the concentration camp joke rather than the Weinstein stuff. Either way, it was hilarious. People should stop whinging.

    When was it stated that George wasn’t Jewish?

    Costanzas were in witness protection.

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  118. @anony-mouse
    As far a I can tell not a single Jew who has been criticised here (could be wrong) has been named. Certainly not the most political ones.

    JPod is still JPod. Kristol still shines. Neocons obviously treat men and women with proper respect. Israeli Jews, even with weapons keep Palestinian women's honor intact.

    Proof: Newest articles on Unz.com

    I’m a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser, so it’s strange for me to undermine their defenses here.

    But I don’t think either one has ever had the sort of power that would enable him to do what Weinstein or Weiselter–or Roger Ailes or Bill O’Reilly did. The Weekly Standard or Commentary or Vice President Quayle’s staff aren’t nearly as prized as movie or television stardom or even a New Republic byline.

    (Semi-related thought–part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.)

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    I don't think they overrated Sarah Palin's popularity - if anything, they underrated it. Sure, she wasn't conversant on issues, but neither was McCain once the press turned on him. Without Palin, McCain would have lost by more.
    , @Desiderius

    Semi-related thought–part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation
     
    Please. She was immensely popular as governor of Alaska.

    Straight up Deep State hit, with help from the usual GOPe moles in the McCain campaign.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Semi-related thought–part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.
     
    You recitation of the fake news media's talking points of someone who took on her own party, and won, and endured the disgusting, vile, and repugnant treatment of her by the enemies of the American people, reflects poorly on you. I'll bet the fact that she still plays a role in national politics makes you livid.

    I’m a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser
     
    Ah, that explains it, doesn't it? So Steve Sailer is reprllent? Right?
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  119. @Faraday's Bobcat

    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.
     
    Have any women accused him of sexually preying on them?

    More his married male colleagues in the Physics Department accused him of preying on their marriages.

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    More his married male colleagues in the Physics Department accused him of preying on their marriages.
     
    Really? That's a pretty low bar from what I've seen of wives of physicists, when physicists are even able to attract them. No wonder he was purportedly so successful with women. Explains a lot.
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  120. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Anonymous
    Um, Jon Voight? He's had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role. But I don't think he's exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim. The image of Angelina Jolie screaming into the phone at some showbiz bigwig, "Do you know who my father is? He's Jon bleepin' Voight! He was in Anaconda goddammit!" is pretty comical. I suspect she pretends he doesn't exist.

    He’s had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role.

    Midnight Cowboy, anyone?

    But I don’t think he’s exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim.

    Despite being an out of the closet conservative Voight’s worked steadily even in his twilight years. He was (spoiler alert!) the main bad guy in the first Mission: Impossible film, was one of the two main baddies in kid cult classic Holes (also starring the ever-underrated Signourney Weaver), Zoolander, got an oscar nod in 2001 for Ali, and has been recently been getting accolades appearing on the TV show Ray Donovan.

    The dude’ a powerhouse. Your sad attempts to denigrate him are noted, little soros-monkey.

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    After being a big star in the 1970s in critically acclaimed movies, Jon Voight faded for awhile and then made a big comeback as a character actor in this century. One of the things he can do is spot-on impressions of famous characters, like playing sports announcer Howard Cosell in the otherwise pretty dreary "Ali." It's unusual for a certified Oscar-nominated (winning?) actor to do Rich Little type mimicry, but Voight has an impressive range, especially for a former lead actor.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Voight is the best part of Ray Donavan, by far.
    , @Anonymous
    I'm familiar with his role in Midnight Cowboy. That was part of my point - he's had a successful career of steady work for decades mainly as a supporting actor.

    He mainly became an outspoken conservative during the Bush years when he started getting quite old. He was a liberal before.
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  121. Tacitus says:
    @Anonymouse
    Cringe-making. The gestures, the hand flapping, the eye-rolling and the grimaces, the Leopold Bloom-like confessions, etc. puts Larry David in the great tradition of the self-mockery of Richard Pryor. Like all comics, the motivation is apotropaic: I make you laugh, you don't hurt/kill me. I am unable to address the shame David must feel while doing his act, and reflecting about it afterwards.

    He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that? Perhaps SNL can get Sasha Baron Cohen (=Borat) next week.

    Someone here once mentioned that Jews only have half a dozen faces. An awful observation. But anyhow, I worked with a doctor who reminds me of Larry David. He was a great guy too.

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  122. Jack D says:
    @Steve Sailer
    The final "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode before the latest ones featured a Seinfeld reunion. Larry David alienates Jason Alexander at the last moment, so Larry volunteers to play George Costanza, because after all George is Larry, so how hard could it be? I mean, sure, Jason Alexander is a skilled professional actor, but we're talking straightforward authenticity, right?

    Pretty hard, actually.

    I heard an interview with Larry David. At one point on the Seinfeld show they were going to have the real Steinbrenner on playing himself (on the show he is never seen, only heard with Larry David doing his voice). They taped it but they couldn’t use it because Steinbrenner was not a good enough actor to play himself.

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    Steinbrenner was not a good enough actor to play himself.
     
    Something similar happened with Larry David. He was going to play himself, and on the morning of the shoot he called Jason Alexander in an absolute panic and begged him to get to the studio as fast as possible to show Larry how to play himself, since that's what Alexander had more or less been doing for years in the role of George.
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  123. scrivener3 says: • Website
    @anonguy
    Oh, and one more thing.

    A belief that any women cooperated with or were ok with sexualized work environments is the moral equivalent to old time Southern canards about happy, contented slaves.

    Hate to say it but for an attractive woman to enter the workforce which is a s sexualized as all the rest of society it is not quite similar to the institution of slavery. As Judgybitch said

    There is a seemingly endless of supply of young women in possession of good looks and sumptuous bodies who prefer to trade their physicality for fame and fortune, rather than, say, acquire some sort of useful market skills.

    And so what?

    I have no problem with this at all. Virtually 100% of women, at some point in their lives, capitalize on their looks and appeal. From the barista at Starbucks to the cop in her just-a-little-too-tight uniform, women have always known, and understood how to use, their physical appeal to men.

    Tale as old as time.

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  124. ChrisZ says:
    @415 reasons
    Indeed, the last episode was all about how he wanted to be able to enjoy golfing at his tony LA country club unmolested by the small talking parking attendant and philandering Japanese club owner.

    Great, right?

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  125. Anon 2 says:

    The web tells us that Larry David’s net worth (at least before
    his recent divorce) was $900 million, Jerry Seinfeld’s -
    $920 million! Even if those figures are exaggerated (which
    I’m sure they are), those are obscene amounts of money.
    For TV actors (not even real actors) to be making that much
    moolah shows how our country’s priorities are completely
    out of whack

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    "For TV actors (not even real actors) to be making that much
    moolah shows how our country’s priorities are completely
    out of whack"

    That's not acting money, that's production money. They owned the show/shows. Steve Bannon btw made his pile by owning a piece of Seinfeld
    , @Dave Pinsen
    They weren't just actors, but the co-creators of a show that has brought in much more than their combined net worth in advertising and syndicatation revenues.
    , @scrivener3
    Our country does not have priorities regarding how people entertain themselves. Individuals do. I think it is silly for a baseball or football player to make 1,000 times my salary but that is just meaningless complaint. People want to see those shows and advertising permits those who attract eyes, or attention, of large groups of people to turn the attention into money. There is nothing wrong with people spending their time viewing something they enjoy.
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  126. Jack D says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    You may be overthinking it. I doubt David had some overarching meta goal in mentioning the Holocaust last night than he did when he had bits about it on Curb.

    I think Larry David has Holocaust on the brain now since he did his piece on Finding Your Roots with Skip Gates. Apparently David’s maternal grandfather was the only 1 of 10 siblings who came to America and the only one to survive the Holocaust. Apparently David’s family never mentioned this to him so it came as a shock – on Finding Your Roots he seemed quite ignorant about all of this stuff.

    The being attracted to women in the concentration camp bit was not only tasteless – it was dumb. The women were kept separate anyway and the thing that starving people dream about most is not sex but food.

    The Quasimodo bit was moderately funny – the rest of the monologue stunk.

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    The women were kept separate anyway and the thing that starving people dream about most is not sex but food.
     
    Any cannibalism in the camps?
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Looks like the Skip Gates show was pretty recent. David's been doing Holocaust-related bits for years.

    The concentration camp bit was funny for the same reason Michael Cera asking out the slave in Year One was funny: the absurdity of the situation.
    https://youtu.be/4H_Eepvg3aU?t=2m4s
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  127. Flip says:
    @Jack Hanson
    OT: Rand Paul assaulted in his home yesterday. Media uninterested.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/04/sen-rand-paul-assaulted-in-kentucky-home.html

    Seems like the Deep State is panicking a bit.

    I dunno. The Pauls don’t have much influence except among us LMIs so I doubt the deep state much cares about them.

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  128. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack D
    I think Larry David has Holocaust on the brain now since he did his piece on Finding Your Roots with Skip Gates. Apparently David's maternal grandfather was the only 1 of 10 siblings who came to America and the only one to survive the Holocaust. Apparently David's family never mentioned this to him so it came as a shock - on Finding Your Roots he seemed quite ignorant about all of this stuff.

    The being attracted to women in the concentration camp bit was not only tasteless - it was dumb. The women were kept separate anyway and the thing that starving people dream about most is not sex but food.

    The Quasimodo bit was moderately funny - the rest of the monologue stunk.

    The women were kept separate anyway and the thing that starving people dream about most is not sex but food.

    Any cannibalism in the camps?

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  129. anonguy says:
    @Steve Sailer
    More his married male colleagues in the Physics Department accused him of preying on their marriages.

    More his married male colleagues in the Physics Department accused him of preying on their marriages.

    Really? That’s a pretty low bar from what I’ve seen of wives of physicists, when physicists are even able to attract them. No wonder he was purportedly so successful with women. Explains a lot.

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    It was a different time then. Your average dude was a lot more manly, which extended to physicists. The alpha surge following the victory in WWII was one factor in producing the oversupply of betas in subsequent generations.

    The surge was likely especially strong among physicists who'd just invented the bomb. Can't get much more bad boy than that.

    As for Feynman, there is a world of difference between a womanizer/lothario and a sexual predator.
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  130. Sm Sung says:
    @Clyde
    And Weinstein has been called out as racist because only one the girls/gals was black. That he took it out for.

    I assume all the others were shiksas?

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    Not all. Lauren Sivan, of the notorious potted plant incident, is Jewish.
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  131. Amasius says:
    @Jasper Been
    As if I need to say it, but imagine media reaction if it had been a non white Democrat senator.

    Leftist reaction to Rand Paul having his rib cage caved in:

    “Ha, ha! Awesome! I hope someone breaks the other ones, too. Since he is against socialized medicine, he should refuse care.” Thirty six likes.

    The Left is love.

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    The Left is love.
     
    Yep, just ask AndrewR.
    , @Pericles
    Speaking of which, I sometimes think we should have the courage of our convictions and leave more leftists to die in the streets.
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  132. @whorefinder

    He’s had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role.
     
    Midnight Cowboy, anyone?

    But I don’t think he’s exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim.
     
    Despite being an out of the closet conservative Voight's worked steadily even in his twilight years. He was (spoiler alert!) the main bad guy in the first Mission: Impossible film, was one of the two main baddies in kid cult classic Holes (also starring the ever-underrated Signourney Weaver), Zoolander, got an oscar nod in 2001 for Ali, and has been recently been getting accolades appearing on the TV show Ray Donovan.

    The dude' a powerhouse. Your sad attempts to denigrate him are noted, little soros-monkey.

    After being a big star in the 1970s in critically acclaimed movies, Jon Voight faded for awhile and then made a big comeback as a character actor in this century. One of the things he can do is spot-on impressions of famous characters, like playing sports announcer Howard Cosell in the otherwise pretty dreary “Ali.” It’s unusual for a certified Oscar-nominated (winning?) actor to do Rich Little type mimicry, but Voight has an impressive range, especially for a former lead actor.

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    Wonder if the young Voight and the young Hoffman did any tag-teaming on co-stars, script girls or dolly grips when filming Midnight Cowboy? NDAs were probably so much simpler back in the day, before so many attorneys got involved.
    , @DCThrowback
    Jon Voight's cameo in Seinfeld (when he bites Kramer's arm when Kramer (w/ the bloody nose) approaches him about George's LeBaron)) was gosh darn hilarious.

    "What did he say?"

    "Well, he was a bit standoffish..."
    , @ScarletNumber
    Voight won for Coming Home and was nominated for Midnight Cowboy, Runaway Train, and Ali.
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  133. @Neoconned
    Update:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mueller-has-enough-evidence-bring-charges-flynn-investigation-n817666

    Mueller is stepping up the game. He's going after Flynn for allegedly trying to take cash from Erdogan to deport Gulen for extradition. Looks like the deep state is circling the wagons and protecting their assets.

    Remember in the Godfather where Michael talks about leaking rumors the cop Michael shot was involved in racketeering? Trump's ppl need to go after Mueller HARD w leaks to soil his "above reproach" sainthood bullshit.

    Hit first and hard. You're either on the defense or on the offense, there is no middle ground.....

    If they indict Flynn they'll keep asking probing questions til they spin a fake conspiracy that Trump is involved.

    Sessions needs to come down real fuckin hard on Mueller and let him know to back off now and wrap this crap up or hell burn w the Uranium One intrigue too.....

    Rumor has it that Sessions is being blackmailed. He’s been a useless stump in the middle of the road since January. Trump can’t fire him because Dem. Rod Something (Rosenstein, whatever) is Sessions’ deputy (AAG). RINOs would love to see Trump get impeached asap. McCain would rise from his death bed to cast any kind of vote of significance against Trump.

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  134. @Jack Hanson
    OT: Rand Paul assaulted in his home yesterday. Media uninterested.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/04/sen-rand-paul-assaulted-in-kentucky-home.html

    Seems like the Deep State is panicking a bit.

    Thank you for not writing “disinterested.”

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    Agree.
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  135. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Chrisnonymous
    Yes, also it was a coincidence that Kevin Spacey came out of the closet when he was accused of sexual harassment.

    David hasn’t been accused of anything. And he’s been riffing on the Holocaust intermittently for years. E.g., the Wagner scene in the 2nd season of Curb (from 2001):

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    Right. Also, David's Holocaust bit in the SNL monologue just made Jews look even more pervy.

    If he had wanted to make it a "Jews are the eternal victim" thing, David would have somehow made it about a Nazi officer making a pass at one of the concentration camp prisoners.

    I don't see how this is "a Jew circling the wagons" thing unless you've already decided that's how you're going to interpret it a priori.
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  136. Ivy says:
    @Jack D
    A goy would say "We should be catching dinner with our sons."

    …”We should be catching dinner with our sons.”

    Can’t say you’ll catch dinner anymore, as there are too many hidden meanings. After all, in the Weinstein Relativity Age, nobody admits using lures, let alone something so personal and classist as an Okie Drifter or that old patriarchal hegemonic standby the Royal Coachman.

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  137. Ivy says:
    @Steve Sailer
    After being a big star in the 1970s in critically acclaimed movies, Jon Voight faded for awhile and then made a big comeback as a character actor in this century. One of the things he can do is spot-on impressions of famous characters, like playing sports announcer Howard Cosell in the otherwise pretty dreary "Ali." It's unusual for a certified Oscar-nominated (winning?) actor to do Rich Little type mimicry, but Voight has an impressive range, especially for a former lead actor.

    Wonder if the young Voight and the young Hoffman did any tag-teaming on co-stars, script girls or dolly grips when filming Midnight Cowboy? NDAs were probably so much simpler back in the day, before so many attorneys got involved.

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  138. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Jack D
    I think Larry David has Holocaust on the brain now since he did his piece on Finding Your Roots with Skip Gates. Apparently David's maternal grandfather was the only 1 of 10 siblings who came to America and the only one to survive the Holocaust. Apparently David's family never mentioned this to him so it came as a shock - on Finding Your Roots he seemed quite ignorant about all of this stuff.

    The being attracted to women in the concentration camp bit was not only tasteless - it was dumb. The women were kept separate anyway and the thing that starving people dream about most is not sex but food.

    The Quasimodo bit was moderately funny - the rest of the monologue stunk.

    Looks like the Skip Gates show was pretty recent. David’s been doing Holocaust-related bits for years.

    The concentration camp bit was funny for the same reason Michael Cera asking out the slave in Year One was funny: the absurdity of the situation.

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  139. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @whorefinder

    He’s had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role.
     
    Midnight Cowboy, anyone?

    But I don’t think he’s exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim.
     
    Despite being an out of the closet conservative Voight's worked steadily even in his twilight years. He was (spoiler alert!) the main bad guy in the first Mission: Impossible film, was one of the two main baddies in kid cult classic Holes (also starring the ever-underrated Signourney Weaver), Zoolander, got an oscar nod in 2001 for Ali, and has been recently been getting accolades appearing on the TV show Ray Donovan.

    The dude' a powerhouse. Your sad attempts to denigrate him are noted, little soros-monkey.

    Voight is the best part of Ray Donavan, by far.

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  140. Bill P says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Hollywood royalty Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow would have never worked again in Hollywood? Do you know who their parents were?

    Rose McGowan was no Gwyneth Paltrow. I met her in the early 90s when I was about 16, because I knew her family. She was already hanging out with the “cool kids” of the time, such as Shannen Doherty and the like, but despite her being full of herself for that (who could blame her? — she couldn’t have been more than 18 at the time) she was from a pretty humble background. I think she got into Hollywood because her family had been part of the Children of God cult that River and Joaquin Phoenix were raised in, but her dad was a commercial artist living in a little two-bedroom house in North Seattle raising a bunch of kids essentially by himself.

    When I look back on that, I have a lot of respect for Dan, her dad, who was a scrappy little Irish guy who really, really loved his kids. He’d take on anyone to protect his daughters, and yet there was nothing he could do for Rose, who was in LA on her own as a teenager.

    What happened to her is a father’s nightmare. It wasn’t worth 150k, especially considering that this essentially ruined her career. I wish Dan could have kicked Harvey Weinstein’s fat ass. Hell, I would have joined in. The McGowans are good people.

    Rose deserves her revenge. I’m sure there are a lot more girls out there who got used like that, so good on Rose for taking the lead and taking this scumbag down.

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  141. CCZ says:

    Surprise, the CEO of the ADL didn’t like LD’s humor:

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  142. @Steve Sailer
    After being a big star in the 1970s in critically acclaimed movies, Jon Voight faded for awhile and then made a big comeback as a character actor in this century. One of the things he can do is spot-on impressions of famous characters, like playing sports announcer Howard Cosell in the otherwise pretty dreary "Ali." It's unusual for a certified Oscar-nominated (winning?) actor to do Rich Little type mimicry, but Voight has an impressive range, especially for a former lead actor.

    Jon Voight’s cameo in Seinfeld (when he bites Kramer’s arm when Kramer (w/ the bloody nose) approaches him about George’s LeBaron)) was gosh darn hilarious.

    “What did he say?”

    “Well, he was a bit standoffish…”

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    Whenever life is treating me well and I'm catching all the breaks, I like to stroll around town singing, "Everybody's talkin' at me/I don't hear a word they're sayin'/Just driving around in Jon Voight's car..."
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  143. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Discordiax
    I'm a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser, so it's strange for me to undermine their defenses here.

    But I don't think either one has ever had the sort of power that would enable him to do what Weinstein or Weiselter--or Roger Ailes or Bill O'Reilly did. The Weekly Standard or Commentary or Vice President Quayle's staff aren't nearly as prized as movie or television stardom or even a New Republic byline.

    (Semi-related thought--part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.)

    I don’t think they overrated Sarah Palin’s popularity – if anything, they underrated it. Sure, she wasn’t conversant on issues, but neither was McCain once the press turned on him. Without Palin, McCain would have lost by more.

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    Agree.
    , @Anonymous
    I think this is a complex issue. At the time I considered myself an idealistic leftist with certain rightist sympathies. I didn't actually like Obama, and distrusted him. But Palin's obvious anti-intellectualism and seeming utter lack of qualification to be president drove me to send Obama a few bucks and vote for him.
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  144. Hibernian says:
    @SonOfStrom
    Is it sad that my immediate thought on seeing this was that she must have cheated somehow?

    An Irish Rosie Ruiz?

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  145. They need to get some rock-solid cucks to come out in favour of Jewish sexuality. Glenn Beck, Romney and McCain need to make little videos celebrating the contribution Jewish sexuality has made to America. Work in the Founding Fathers somehow.

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  146. @Anon 2
    The web tells us that Larry David's net worth (at least before
    his recent divorce) was $900 million, Jerry Seinfeld's -
    $920 million! Even if those figures are exaggerated (which
    I'm sure they are), those are obscene amounts of money.
    For TV actors (not even real actors) to be making that much
    moolah shows how our country's priorities are completely
    out of whack

    “For TV actors (not even real actors) to be making that much
    moolah shows how our country’s priorities are completely
    out of whack”

    That’s not acting money, that’s production money. They owned the show/shows. Steve Bannon btw made his pile by owning a piece of Seinfeld

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  147. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anon 2
    The web tells us that Larry David's net worth (at least before
    his recent divorce) was $900 million, Jerry Seinfeld's -
    $920 million! Even if those figures are exaggerated (which
    I'm sure they are), those are obscene amounts of money.
    For TV actors (not even real actors) to be making that much
    moolah shows how our country's priorities are completely
    out of whack

    They weren’t just actors, but the co-creators of a show that has brought in much more than their combined net worth in advertising and syndicatation revenues.

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    True, but the fact one can make this kind of money
    in show business while high school teachers live paycheck
    to paycheck and adjuncts with Ph.D.'s make what amounts
    to minimum wage still shows that our value system is
    seriously off-kilter. The wrong kind of people are being
    obscenely rewarded, totally out of proportion to their
    contributions to the society. My dog can entertain me
    better than most people I see on TV. I certainly don't need
    someone who makes $1 million per episode to be entertained.
    Plus, $1 billion in net worth can sure buy a lot of politicians
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  148. @Jack D
    A goy would say "We should be catching dinner with our sons."

    No, it’s ‘we should be grabbing dinner . . .’.

    ‘Grabbing’ meals, coffees, etc. now seems to be an annoyingly common locution. I find it ugly and somehow depressing.

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    Jack was probably referring to hunting and fishing, activities Larry did with his supposed father when he thought he was gentile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrnA1Wu3qgM

    Hunting and fishing starts around 2:00, but readers here may find the whole clip enjoyable.
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  149. @Jack Hanson
    OT: Rand Paul assaulted in his home yesterday. Media uninterested.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/04/sen-rand-paul-assaulted-in-kentucky-home.html

    Seems like the Deep State is panicking a bit.

    The NYT is still reporting that Paul’s injuries were ‘minor’. Their story on it is extremely brief and perfunctory (LINK).

    Its only description of the attacker is as an ‘acquaintance’ of Paul.

    If Paul really has five broken ribs, it’s not ‘minor’. Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.

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    If Paul really has five broken ribs, it’s not ‘minor’. Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.
     
    The church shooting today has all the same hallmarks of the information scrub that went on in Las Vegas.

    No pictures of the gruesome scenes. No recent pictures of the shooter, complete scrub of the Facebook pages well before the release of the names. Witness phones scrubbed.

    I am tired of the games with information. Five broken ribs is not minor, we deserve answers in the Mandalay Bay shooting, and if this guy was Antifa, we need to know that a war has been declared on white Christian America by white liberals.
    , @Desiderius

    Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.
     
    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn't forty years of futility enough?
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  150. Dima says:

    The weirdest thing I found out from googling Larry David, is how he is so ugly, yet has such a beautiful daughter.

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  151. Marty T says:
    @27 year old
    Acknowledge the pattern, then immediately pivot to remind everyone about jewish accomplishments and then pivot again to remind everyone jews are the ultimate victims.

    Seems deliberate. They know that the goyim know, and this is them trying to deal with it.

    Well if the choice is between “sexual harassment” (a feminist weapon no man should legitimize) and polio, I think the correct choice is sexual harassment.

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  152. @anonguy

    More his married male colleagues in the Physics Department accused him of preying on their marriages.
     
    Really? That's a pretty low bar from what I've seen of wives of physicists, when physicists are even able to attract them. No wonder he was purportedly so successful with women. Explains a lot.

    It was a different time then. Your average dude was a lot more manly, which extended to physicists. The alpha surge following the victory in WWII was one factor in producing the oversupply of betas in subsequent generations.

    The surge was likely especially strong among physicists who’d just invented the bomb. Can’t get much more bad boy than that.

    As for Feynman, there is a world of difference between a womanizer/lothario and a sexual predator.

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    There's a bit in Feynman's book where he mentions going to dances after the war and casually telling women that he's a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb, only to find out that they call him a liar because they have already met dozens of guys claiming to have worked on the bomb.

    The few years of victory mood in America before the nuclear war scare began must have been the only time in history when men were trying to impress women by claiming to be physicists.
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  153. Bill B. says:
    @Andrew M
    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.

    What about Richard Feynman? A successful Jewish scientist who was also a sexual predator.

    Not – as far as I can gather – really. He recalled in his memoirs that a sympathetic acquaintance taught him that the best way to pick up girls was not to chase them or pander to them but to cause them to chase you. This involved, IIRC, being rather brusque and somewhat distant in manner and not buying them drinks.

    It worked but Feynman said that he fairly quickly decided that this wasn’t how he wanted to act so he stopped using these techniques, as presumably at some point any follower of, say, Chateau Heartiste must.

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  154. @Discordiax
    I'm a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser, so it's strange for me to undermine their defenses here.

    But I don't think either one has ever had the sort of power that would enable him to do what Weinstein or Weiselter--or Roger Ailes or Bill O'Reilly did. The Weekly Standard or Commentary or Vice President Quayle's staff aren't nearly as prized as movie or television stardom or even a New Republic byline.

    (Semi-related thought--part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.)

    Semi-related thought–part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation

    Please. She was immensely popular as governor of Alaska.

    Straight up Deep State hit, with help from the usual GOPe moles in the McCain campaign.

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    [originally posted elsewhere three months ago, but the link to videos of Palin's acceptance speech were stripped out. Can't encourage people too strongly to look at again, now that there's vastly more traction for what she had to say!]

    If you'll recollect, after Sarah Palin accepted the VP nomination, the McCain-Palin ticket immediately topped out in the polls. Would be well worth it for any readers of this blog to Google up the text —or better yet the Youtube video— of Palin's acceptance speech, and apart from it's vastly more refined literary quality (of course it was written by a pro with much experience working for GOP candidates; compared to President Trump's rough tweets, etc.).

    It was phenomenally proto-Trump/proto-Teaparty in its leitmotif: forthrightly addressing the boundless and altogether-unwarranted contempt that the elites have for us in the heartland —and with their shamelessness against expressing that in the harshest and most insulting terms— has led us to not care what they think or what they say, and to follow our own star. And woe be unto them if we win!
    What apparently happened back then with the proto-eGOP is much as what is happening now with their successors —and doubtless with many of the surviving original perps as well: shamelessly joining with their frenemies the progs and lefties to bring Palin, and now the Trump presidency, down by any means necessary.

    In short order, they mau-maued Senator McCain around to their view, and the instant he backed off from his earlier tentative embrace of Palin and all that she stood for and said, the Dems had the electoral initiative solidly in hand, never to waver again throughout the campaign.

    Sen. McCain is an unvarnished military hero in my book, and I have no regret for having voted for him. But he's never taken any public responsibility for his deplorable distancing from and undercutting of Palin herself and of her countless supporters —who largely had no particular love for the nominal head of the ticket (and for good reason, once he stabbed her in the back)— and it speaks well for Palin that she's never, to my knowledge, publicly taken McCain to task on that.

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  155. AM says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    The NYT is still reporting that Paul's injuries were 'minor'. Their story on it is extremely brief and perfunctory (LINK).

    Its only description of the attacker is as an 'acquaintance' of Paul.

    If Paul really has five broken ribs, it's not 'minor'. Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.

    If Paul really has five broken ribs, it’s not ‘minor’. Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.

    The church shooting today has all the same hallmarks of the information scrub that went on in Las Vegas.

    No pictures of the gruesome scenes. No recent pictures of the shooter, complete scrub of the Facebook pages well before the release of the names. Witness phones scrubbed.

    I am tired of the games with information. Five broken ribs is not minor, we deserve answers in the Mandalay Bay shooting, and if this guy was Antifa, we need to know that a war has been declared on white Christian America by white liberals.

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  156. Anon 2 says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    They weren't just actors, but the co-creators of a show that has brought in much more than their combined net worth in advertising and syndicatation revenues.

    True, but the fact one can make this kind of money
    in show business while high school teachers live paycheck
    to paycheck and adjuncts with Ph.D.’s make what amounts
    to minimum wage still shows that our value system is
    seriously off-kilter. The wrong kind of people are being
    obscenely rewarded, totally out of proportion to their
    contributions to the society. My dog can entertain me
    better than most people I see on TV. I certainly don’t need
    someone who makes $1 million per episode to be entertained.
    Plus, $1 billion in net worth can sure buy a lot of politicians

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    Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have made more of a contribution to society than the vast majority of adjuncts with PhD's. I say that as someone who has adjuncted for very low pay, and who has a rightfully earned PhD from an elite place. Life is complex.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    From a utilitarian perspective, the values are aligned pretty well with their money. Your dog may make you smile, but Seinfeld has made millions smile for decades.
    , @Jack D
    This is a very socialist argument to make. Our value, in a metaphysical sense, has nothing to do with our net worth (see e.g. Mother Teresa). But in an economic sense, there is no better measure than the judgment of the marketplace. If the market says that Seinfeld is worth a billion and your dog is worth 5 cents, then the market is "right" regardless of what you think.

    Socialists always think that they are smarter than the market and that their opinions as to what is "fair" or "just" are better than what the market thinks. And they are always wrong. When you say that our "value system" is off kilter, you are just saying what every other socialist says - that you know what is good for people and how they should spend their money better than they know themselves. If something is wrong with our value system, then work to persuade people to change their value system but don't mess with the market outcomes - the market is like a thermometer - it just reflects reality, it does not create it.
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  157. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The NYT is still reporting that Paul's injuries were 'minor'. Their story on it is extremely brief and perfunctory (LINK).

    Its only description of the attacker is as an 'acquaintance' of Paul.

    If Paul really has five broken ribs, it's not 'minor'. Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.

    Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.

    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn’t forty years of futility enough?

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    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn’t forty years of futility enough?

     

    Too true. Sometimes I can't help myself.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn’t forty years of futility enough?
     
    No, it is not enough. The truth has its own requirements. You know this. And you live by it, because without it you too would be one of them.
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  158. @Steve Sailer
    The final "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode before the latest ones featured a Seinfeld reunion. Larry David alienates Jason Alexander at the last moment, so Larry volunteers to play George Costanza, because after all George is Larry, so how hard could it be? I mean, sure, Jason Alexander is a skilled professional actor, but we're talking straightforward authenticity, right?

    Pretty hard, actually.

    The Seinfeld reunion arc was two seasons ago, not last season. Last season he was in New York.

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  159. @Notey
    That’s the first job of any self-respecting satirist. Those that sidestep that requirement are always hacks and corporate peons playing to the rubes.

    Larry David is one of the very few satirists left.

    "The Daily Show" was a great satire show until they brought in Jon Stewart and his crew of Angry Jews. The show blew apart after that, as Stewart essentially admitted he didn’t understand satire that wasn’t a useful tool for slanted political punditry.

    Jon Stewart destroyed satire for an entire generation, speaking of Jews who match the common negative stereotype of infiltrating cultures to foment evil. Stewart paved the way for it's destruction. Jon's of our media are what Larry is complaining about.

    Larry's advice to Jews is excellent, that is, if you don’t want to be treated as a negative stereotype, don’t BE one. Larry is a great satirist.

    The Daily Show was wildly successful under Jon Stewart. People barely remember the blonde WASP who hosted before him.

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    The Daily Show was wildly successful under Jon Stewart. People barely remember the blonde WASP who hosted before him.
     
    The show was popular enough before Jon Stewart, and the satire was excellent. They went after everybody. Citing popularity as a measure of the worth of a satire show demonstrates your lack of understanding of satire to begin with. If the producer's hadn't had issues with Kilborn, it would have done just fine. A great satire show should be a real mixed bag, especially politically, or it's not doing it's job.

    I distinctly recall Stewart reading his cue cards before he brought all his writers in. It was VERY clear he didn't enjoy reading things critical of liberals, especially in the entertainment industry. He worked to get most of the original creators fired or make it so uncomfortable for them that they had to leave, then installed his crew of political crusaders, then talked shit all day about the originators. Before the Daily Show, his career was on the rocks. His standup wasn't going anywhere, and his attempt as a comedic actor was embarrassing.

    Jon Stewart is a wonderful piece of shit as a person. As a satirist, he was the worst. A hack, and all around manipulative asshole.

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  160. @Desiderius

    Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.
     
    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn't forty years of futility enough?

    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn’t forty years of futility enough?

    Too true. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

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  161. @Cagey Beast
    Gosh, wouldn't it be horrible if Hollywood and the New York media establishment never really recovered from all this? Wouldn't that be horrible? Imagine if we had to create our own high, middle and low culture ourselves again? Could we pull it off? I think so.

    Could we pull it off? I think so.

    Agree.

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  162. @Steve Sailer
    After being a big star in the 1970s in critically acclaimed movies, Jon Voight faded for awhile and then made a big comeback as a character actor in this century. One of the things he can do is spot-on impressions of famous characters, like playing sports announcer Howard Cosell in the otherwise pretty dreary "Ali." It's unusual for a certified Oscar-nominated (winning?) actor to do Rich Little type mimicry, but Voight has an impressive range, especially for a former lead actor.

    Voight won for Coming Home and was nominated for Midnight Cowboy, Runaway Train, and Ali.

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  163. @Sunbeam
    I've got a theory. As so many of us here do on so many issues.

    Jews are smart. Jews are incredibly successful in today's America. But I'm not sure the fact in the latter statement it totally due to the fact in the first statement.

    Sometimes you need "Magic Dirt," or magic positioning rather. While Jews have always done pretty well in the US, despite any prejudice or discrimination that is pretty plausible in the 19th century or early 20th century, NO ONE has ever done as well as they have in the era since about 1980. They are not the only ones well rewarded by the current milieu, but they are pretty noticeable. Plus they seem to love throwing their weight around in US politics unlike Asians.

    My take has always been that the US economy has been "Financialized," and their hometown is the epicenter.

    Similarly look at the movie business. You get a never ending stream of really hot people coming along that will do ANYTHING for their big break. Tailor made for this sort of thing if you ask me. And I'm quite sure the Modeling business has something similar going on. Plus any endeavor that has means and opportunity (motive takes care of itself).

    Now I don't blink an eyelash if some prurient story comes out in the news about a preacher sleeping around with a bunch of female parishioners (something about religion makes women frisky, which is a fact that this site hasn't noticed). It's happened before, it's going to happen again.

    And if you put that preacher in Weinstein's position? What do you think you are going to get?

    Anyway I don't particularly want some social conflict with Jews - at least on the basis that they killed Jesus or some Sh*t, or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

    But if I were running things, I'd take the hammer of the gods to a lot of things like Goldman Sachs that would lead to much kvetching.

    Plus Jews have lived in the South for a long time. Think there has been a synagogue in Charleston since the 1600's. Never a problem with either so far as I know.

    So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?

    Now I don’t blink an eyelash if some prurient story comes out in the news about a preacher sleeping around with a bunch of female parishioners (something about religion makes women frisky, which is a fact that this site hasn’t noticed). It’s happened before, it’s going to happen again.

    In general, it is preachers who fall to the temptations of women offering unsolicited forbidden fruit. Weinstein and Taibbi coerced sexual favors through the power they wielded. If you cannot distinguish between the two, you are as blind to reality as the Anti-Defamation League is to genuine antisemitism.

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  164. guest says:
    @anonguy
    Oh, and one more thing.

    A belief that any women cooperated with or were ok with sexualized work environments is the moral equivalent to old time Southern canards about happy, contented slaves.

    Depends on what you mean by “sexualized work environments.” If you mean guys saying,” Hey, toots,” then no.

    If it’s more like men physically accosting women in break rooms…still no.

    I wouldn’t go with the slavery analogy unless women served in sexual bondage without being able to quit.

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  165. guest says:
    @DCThrowback
    Jon Voight's cameo in Seinfeld (when he bites Kramer's arm when Kramer (w/ the bloody nose) approaches him about George's LeBaron)) was gosh darn hilarious.

    "What did he say?"

    "Well, he was a bit standoffish..."

    Whenever life is treating me well and I’m catching all the breaks, I like to stroll around town singing, “Everybody’s talkin’ at me/I don’t hear a word they’re sayin’/Just driving around in Jon Voight’s car…”

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    About 10 years ago, I was walking down Ventura Blvd. past the Good Earth restaurant and there was Jon Voight waiting for his car. He was talking in a friendly manner to a very good looking young couple, although not his daughter and her husband. I thought about sticking around to see if Mr. Voight drove a Chrysler, but walked on.
    , @iggy

    Whenever life is treating me well and I’m catching all the breaks, I like to stroll around town singing, “Everybody’s talkin’ at me/I don’t hear a word they’re sayin’/Just driving around in Jon Voight’s car…”
     
    This is my go-to when things break my way...

    "no more... no more fakin' it,
    just like Jon Voight, I'm makin' it..."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91D58RuHyVU
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  166. @Desiderius

    Semi-related thought–part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation
     
    Please. She was immensely popular as governor of Alaska.

    Straight up Deep State hit, with help from the usual GOPe moles in the McCain campaign.

    [originally posted elsewhere three months ago, but the link to videos of Palin's acceptance speech were stripped out. Can't encourage people too strongly to look at again, now that there's vastly more traction for what she had to say!]

    If you’ll recollect, after Sarah Palin accepted the VP nomination, the McCain-Palin ticket immediately topped out in the polls. Would be well worth it for any readers of this blog to Google up the text —or better yet the Youtube video— of Palin’s acceptance speech, and apart from it’s vastly more refined literary quality (of course it was written by a pro with much experience working for GOP candidates; compared to President Trump’s rough tweets, etc.).

    It was phenomenally proto-Trump/proto-Teaparty in its leitmotif: forthrightly addressing the boundless and altogether-unwarranted contempt that the elites have for us in the heartland —and with their shamelessness against expressing that in the harshest and most insulting terms— has led us to not care what they think or what they say, and to follow our own star. And woe be unto them if we win!
    What apparently happened back then with the proto-eGOP is much as what is happening now with their successors —and doubtless with many of the surviving original perps as well: shamelessly joining with their frenemies the progs and lefties to bring Palin, and now the Trump presidency, down by any means necessary.

    In short order, they mau-maued Senator McCain around to their view, and the instant he backed off from his earlier tentative embrace of Palin and all that she stood for and said, the Dems had the electoral initiative solidly in hand, never to waver again throughout the campaign.

    Sen. McCain is an unvarnished military hero in my book, and I have no regret for having voted for him. But he’s never taken any public responsibility for his deplorable distancing from and undercutting of Palin herself and of her countless supporters —who largely had no particular love for the nominal head of the ticket (and for good reason, once he stabbed her in the back)— and it speaks well for Palin that she’s never, to my knowledge, publicly taken McCain to task on that.

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  167. @Discordiax
    I'm a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser, so it's strange for me to undermine their defenses here.

    But I don't think either one has ever had the sort of power that would enable him to do what Weinstein or Weiselter--or Roger Ailes or Bill O'Reilly did. The Weekly Standard or Commentary or Vice President Quayle's staff aren't nearly as prized as movie or television stardom or even a New Republic byline.

    (Semi-related thought--part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.)

    Semi-related thought–part of the whole Sarah Palin tragicomedy was that they vastly overrated her because she was a pretty woman who would talk to them with the slightest hint of flirtation.

    You recitation of the fake news media’s talking points of someone who took on her own party, and won, and endured the disgusting, vile, and repugnant treatment of her by the enemies of the American people, reflects poorly on you. I’ll bet the fact that she still plays a role in national politics makes you livid.

    I’m a more or less a fan of Podhoretz and Kristol the Lesser

    Ah, that explains it, doesn’t it? So Steve Sailer is reprllent? Right?

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  168. @Amasius
    Leftist reaction to Rand Paul having his rib cage caved in:

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/927304535969845248

    "Ha, ha! Awesome! I hope someone breaks the other ones, too. Since he is against socialized medicine, he should refuse care." Thirty six likes.

    The Left is love.

    The Left is love.

    Yep, just ask AndrewR.

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  169. @Harry Baldwin
    Thank you for not writing "disinterested."

    Agree.

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  170. @Dave Pinsen
    I don't think they overrated Sarah Palin's popularity - if anything, they underrated it. Sure, she wasn't conversant on issues, but neither was McCain once the press turned on him. Without Palin, McCain would have lost by more.

    Agree.

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  171. @Desiderius

    Imagine the story the NYT would have provided if Chuck Schumer had been attacked and injured in this way by a pick-up-driving Trump fan.
     
    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn't forty years of futility enough?

    Who are you trying to convince with these kind of arguments? Isn’t forty years of futility enough?

    No, it is not enough. The truth has its own requirements. You know this. And you live by it, because without it you too would be one of them.

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  172. @ScarletNumber
    Voight won for Coming Home and was nominated for Midnight Cowboy, Runaway Train, and Ali.

    It probably seemed more likely in 1975 that Dustin Hoffman, not Jon Voight, would become an ace character actor in the 2000s at technically challenging impersonation roles.

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  173. @guest
    Whenever life is treating me well and I'm catching all the breaks, I like to stroll around town singing, "Everybody's talkin' at me/I don't hear a word they're sayin'/Just driving around in Jon Voight's car..."

    About 10 years ago, I was walking down Ventura Blvd. past the Good Earth restaurant and there was Jon Voight waiting for his car. He was talking in a friendly manner to a very good looking young couple, although not his daughter and her husband. I thought about sticking around to see if Mr. Voight drove a Chrysler, but walked on.

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  174. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Dave Pinsen
    I don't think they overrated Sarah Palin's popularity - if anything, they underrated it. Sure, she wasn't conversant on issues, but neither was McCain once the press turned on him. Without Palin, McCain would have lost by more.

    I think this is a complex issue. At the time I considered myself an idealistic leftist with certain rightist sympathies. I didn’t actually like Obama, and distrusted him. But Palin’s obvious anti-intellectualism and seeming utter lack of qualification to be president drove me to send Obama a few bucks and vote for him.

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  175. Note says:
    @ScarletNumber
    The Daily Show was wildly successful under Jon Stewart. People barely remember the blonde WASP who hosted before him.

    The Daily Show was wildly successful under Jon Stewart. People barely remember the blonde WASP who hosted before him.

    The show was popular enough before Jon Stewart, and the satire was excellent. They went after everybody. Citing popularity as a measure of the worth of a satire show demonstrates your lack of understanding of satire to begin with. If the producer’s hadn’t had issues with Kilborn, it would have done just fine. A great satire show should be a real mixed bag, especially politically, or it’s not doing it’s job.

    I distinctly recall Stewart reading his cue cards before he brought all his writers in. It was VERY clear he didn’t enjoy reading things critical of liberals, especially in the entertainment industry. He worked to get most of the original creators fired or make it so uncomfortable for them that they had to leave, then installed his crew of political crusaders, then talked shit all day about the originators. Before the Daily Show, his career was on the rocks. His standup wasn’t going anywhere, and his attempt as a comedic actor was embarrassing.

    Jon Stewart is a wonderful piece of shit as a person. As a satirist, he was the worst. A hack, and all around manipulative asshole.

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  176. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @whorefinder

    He’s had a decent, long career as an actor, mainly as the supporting older guy role.
     
    Midnight Cowboy, anyone?

    But I don’t think he’s exactly been a power player in Hollywood, and he strikes me as kind of dim.
     
    Despite being an out of the closet conservative Voight's worked steadily even in his twilight years. He was (spoiler alert!) the main bad guy in the first Mission: Impossible film, was one of the two main baddies in kid cult classic Holes (also starring the ever-underrated Signourney Weaver), Zoolander, got an oscar nod in 2001 for Ali, and has been recently been getting accolades appearing on the TV show Ray Donovan.

    The dude' a powerhouse. Your sad attempts to denigrate him are noted, little soros-monkey.

    I’m familiar with his role in Midnight Cowboy. That was part of my point – he’s had a successful career of steady work for decades mainly as a supporting actor.

    He mainly became an outspoken conservative during the Bush years when he started getting quite old. He was a liberal before.

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  177. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
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    True, but the fact one can make this kind of money
    in show business while high school teachers live paycheck
    to paycheck and adjuncts with Ph.D.'s make what amounts
    to minimum wage still shows that our value system is
    seriously off-kilter. The wrong kind of people are being
    obscenely rewarded, totally out of proportion to their
    contributions to the society. My dog can entertain me
    better than most people I see on TV. I certainly don't need
    someone who makes $1 million per episode to be entertained.
    Plus, $1 billion in net worth can sure buy a lot of politicians

    Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have made more of a contribution to society than the vast majority of adjuncts with PhD’s. I say that as someone who has adjuncted for very low pay, and who has a rightfully earned PhD from an elite place. Life is complex.

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    Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have made more of a contribution to society than the vast majority of adjuncts with PhD’s.
     
    I saw an interview with Seinfeld in which the interviewer said something along the lines of, "your show was very successful and you happened to make a lot of money."

    Seinfeld cut him off with, "well, it didn't just happen. I earned it."

    I liked that, and I say this as a former adjunct instructor. I can also say that as an adjunct instructor, I never felt that I was contributing all that much to society.
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  178. el topo says:
    @Anonymouse
    Cringe-making. The gestures, the hand flapping, the eye-rolling and the grimaces, the Leopold Bloom-like confessions, etc. puts Larry David in the great tradition of the self-mockery of Richard Pryor. Like all comics, the motivation is apotropaic: I make you laugh, you don't hurt/kill me. I am unable to address the shame David must feel while doing his act, and reflecting about it afterwards.

    He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that? Perhaps SNL can get Sasha Baron Cohen (=Borat) next week.

    “He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that?”

    There are some elongated Jews. Jeff Goldblum is another one. Maybe it’s the Slavic admixture.

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    Larry David is 5'11". He's taller than average but
    I wouldn't call him tall. IMHO you have to be at
    least a six-footer to be called tall
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne) on Curb Your Enthusiasm is taller than Larry. Wiki has him at 6'4" which seems about right.
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  179. black sea says:
    @Matthew McConnagay
    When was it stated that George wasn't Jewish?

    By the way, the way I heard it, David is in trouble for the concentration camp joke rather than the Weinstein stuff. Either way, it was hilarious. People should stop whinging.

    The closest I can find to an outright declaration of non-Jewishness in the show is that George’s father created Festivus after a frustrating Christmas shopping experience, the nature of which I don’t exactly remember. OK, Jews can of course buy Christmas presents for Gentile friends, but if I recall the episode correctly, he was buying a toy or toys, presumably for little Georgie.

    Having said that, the character of George was about as non-Jewish as Sammy Davis Junior was Jewish. There was also the thing about George converting to Latvian Orthodox, but I guess anyone of any “faith community” [what a dreadful phrase] could do that.

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  180. black sea says:
    @anonguy
    Oh, and one more thing.

    A belief that any women cooperated with or were ok with sexualized work environments is the moral equivalent to old time Southern canards about happy, contented slaves.

    Ever been to an office party?

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  181. el topo says:
    @Sm Sung
    I assume all the others were shiksas?

    Not all. Lauren Sivan, of the notorious potted plant incident, is Jewish.

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  182. @Desiderius
    It was a different time then. Your average dude was a lot more manly, which extended to physicists. The alpha surge following the victory in WWII was one factor in producing the oversupply of betas in subsequent generations.

    The surge was likely especially strong among physicists who'd just invented the bomb. Can't get much more bad boy than that.

    As for Feynman, there is a world of difference between a womanizer/lothario and a sexual predator.

    There’s a bit in Feynman’s book where he mentions going to dances after the war and casually telling women that he’s a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb, only to find out that they call him a liar because they have already met dozens of guys claiming to have worked on the bomb.

    The few years of victory mood in America before the nuclear war scare began must have been the only time in history when men were trying to impress women by claiming to be physicists.

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    Depends on the woman.

    Physics is still top dog among the sciences, and known to be. Whole lot of hard science envy among the soft sciences and physics envy among the hard (although biology is starting to cut in). For women in those fields, physics still holds a certain cachet.
    , @Pericles

    There’s a bit in Feynman’s book where he mentions going to dances after the war and casually telling women that he’s a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb

     

    He should have told them he was a safe-cracker. Which he was.
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  183. black sea says:
    @Jack D
    I heard an interview with Larry David. At one point on the Seinfeld show they were going to have the real Steinbrenner on playing himself (on the show he is never seen, only heard with Larry David doing his voice). They taped it but they couldn't use it because Steinbrenner was not a good enough actor to play himself.

    Steinbrenner was not a good enough actor to play himself.

    Something similar happened with Larry David. He was going to play himself, and on the morning of the shoot he called Jason Alexander in an absolute panic and begged him to get to the studio as fast as possible to show Larry how to play himself, since that’s what Alexander had more or less been doing for years in the role of George.

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  184. iggy says:
    @guest
    Whenever life is treating me well and I'm catching all the breaks, I like to stroll around town singing, "Everybody's talkin' at me/I don't hear a word they're sayin'/Just driving around in Jon Voight's car..."

    Whenever life is treating me well and I’m catching all the breaks, I like to stroll around town singing, “Everybody’s talkin’ at me/I don’t hear a word they’re sayin’/Just driving around in Jon Voight’s car…”

    This is my go-to when things break my way…

    “no more… no more fakin’ it,
    just like Jon Voight, I’m makin’ it…”

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  185. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Clyde
    And Weinstein has been called out as racist because only one the girls/gals was black. That he took it out for.

    He was called racist because he only publicly challenged details of the account of the black actress (Lupita what’s-her-name).

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  186. Ryukyu says:

    Perhaps my all time favorite Curb scene, featuring Larry in great form, pushing every hot button available to push, which is his job, btw:

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    Greg the Pre-gay Kid: "Get a life, Jews!"
    , @Dave Pinsen
    That boy is a fantastic actor.
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  187. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anon 2
    True, but the fact one can make this kind of money
    in show business while high school teachers live paycheck
    to paycheck and adjuncts with Ph.D.'s make what amounts
    to minimum wage still shows that our value system is
    seriously off-kilter. The wrong kind of people are being
    obscenely rewarded, totally out of proportion to their
    contributions to the society. My dog can entertain me
    better than most people I see on TV. I certainly don't need
    someone who makes $1 million per episode to be entertained.
    Plus, $1 billion in net worth can sure buy a lot of politicians

    From a utilitarian perspective, the values are aligned pretty well with their money. Your dog may make you smile, but Seinfeld has made millions smile for decades.

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    Dogs have been entertaining the human race for
    thousands of years, much longer than television.
    And how much does my dog earn in wages and benefits?
    No more than 50 bucks a month, much less than
    David or Seinfeld earn. I liked Seinfeld (TV show)
    but much to my surprise I learned I can have plenty
    of entertainment without turning on my TV set. Too
    much indoctrination for my taste.

    I suppose, being a bit of an elitist, with few exceptions
    I look down on television. When I see an actor (or
    actress) on TV, I want to ask them, "How many years
    have you studied Stanislavski? Or, alternatively, have
    you perfected your craft using the Michael
    Chekhov Technique? Are you familiar with Imaginary
    Centers or the Psychological Gesture?" I doubt it.

    Nobody begrudged the obscene earnings so often found in the
    entertainment industry 40-50 years ago when America was largely
    a middle-class society but today, with the hollowing out of the
    middle class and stagnant wages, this type of extreme inequality is
    jarring, to say the least. A lot of people are getting very angry, and
    Trump is only the beginning. Such extreme levels of inequality
    would not be tolerated in Europe
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  188. @Jaakko Raipala
    There's a bit in Feynman's book where he mentions going to dances after the war and casually telling women that he's a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb, only to find out that they call him a liar because they have already met dozens of guys claiming to have worked on the bomb.

    The few years of victory mood in America before the nuclear war scare began must have been the only time in history when men were trying to impress women by claiming to be physicists.

    Depends on the woman.

    Physics is still top dog among the sciences, and known to be. Whole lot of hard science envy among the soft sciences and physics envy among the hard (although biology is starting to cut in). For women in those fields, physics still holds a certain cachet.

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    You don't have to be smart to do biology, which is a huge category. You have to be wicked smart to do physics and anybody who's taken even introductory college physics knows it.

    Smart females do NOT want a guy who isn't smarter than she is. So a brainy (I loathe the acronym STEM) female goes for the physics guy or the engineer who's aced at least 4 semesters of it.

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  189. Anon 2 says:
    @el topo
    "He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that?"

    There are some elongated Jews. Jeff Goldblum is another one. Maybe it's the Slavic admixture.

    Larry David is 5’11″. He’s taller than average but
    I wouldn’t call him tall. IMHO you have to be at
    least a six-footer to be called tall

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  190. Sam says:
    @ChrisZ
    On the "Teen Vogue is Kaput" thread I offered my opinion that "Curb Your Enthusiasm" is the most reactionary show on TV, and that Larry David's appeal is related to that of Trump. Evidently, the folks at the NYT have figured that out too, so where once they cheered the show's "transgressiveness," now every audience laugh fills them with dread that the wrong people might be enjoying themselves.

    BTW, I've been waiting for a comment thread on "Curb" here at iSteve. It seems to me that, just as "Seinfeld" could be interpreted as supporting the received moral order (because it revealed the meaninglessness of modern disordered life), "Curb" is often about how much Larry (despite his alienation) loves living in traditional Gentile America, and how a society governed by the various "fringers" he hangs with would be a nightmare.

    It seems Larry David, as per his invocation in the monologue, is a believer in the old “is it good for the Jews” self-critical attitude. Steve has noted the change from the 60′s where this question was now bestowed from Jews to gentiles instead. So in that sense he follows in the footsteps of his idol Woody Allen.

    Larry’s image of gentile life is very revealing and funny:

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    I love that sequence. It’s not only hilariously funny, but it’s touching: a kind of Christian conversion story. Even if it was intended just for laughs, or even cynically, as a *viewer* you can’t watch that episode without having serious misgivings about how the traditional Gentile lifestyle has been replaced with ... whatever lifestyle Larry and his L.A. circle represent.
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  191. black sea says:
    @Anonymous
    Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have made more of a contribution to society than the vast majority of adjuncts with PhD's. I say that as someone who has adjuncted for very low pay, and who has a rightfully earned PhD from an elite place. Life is complex.

    Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have made more of a contribution to society than the vast majority of adjuncts with PhD’s.

    I saw an interview with Seinfeld in which the interviewer said something along the lines of, “your show was very successful and you happened to make a lot of money.”

    Seinfeld cut him off with, “well, it didn’t just happen. I earned it.”

    I liked that, and I say this as a former adjunct instructor. I can also say that as an adjunct instructor, I never felt that I was contributing all that much to society.

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    In a market system, the amount you get paid reflects supply and demand and not just your "value" . You could be creating a lot of value for your employer but if your skills are very common then the employer will get to keep most of the value you create.

    Consider an adjunct who gets paid say $3,000 for teaching a class and compare that to the total amount of tuition that is being collected for that class. The employer can get away with this because there are a lot of PhD.'s out there who would do it for that price if you won't.

    But still, even if they gave you every last cent, there are only a dozen or two or whatever # of students in that class. An episode of Seinfeld went out to millions and is still being shown in repeats and so there was a lot more value to be harvested and divided up.
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  192. Anon 2 says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    From a utilitarian perspective, the values are aligned pretty well with their money. Your dog may make you smile, but Seinfeld has made millions smile for decades.

    Dogs have been entertaining the human race for
    thousands of years, much longer than television.
    And how much does my dog earn in wages and benefits?
    No more than 50 bucks a month, much less than
    David or Seinfeld earn. I liked Seinfeld (TV show)
    but much to my surprise I learned I can have plenty
    of entertainment without turning on my TV set. Too
    much indoctrination for my taste.

    I suppose, being a bit of an elitist, with few exceptions
    I look down on television. When I see an actor (or
    actress) on TV, I want to ask them, “How many years
    have you studied Stanislavski? Or, alternatively, have
    you perfected your craft using the Michael
    Chekhov Technique? Are you familiar with Imaginary
    Centers or the Psychological Gesture?” I doubt it.

    Nobody begrudged the obscene earnings so often found in the
    entertainment industry 40-50 years ago when America was largely
    a middle-class society but today, with the hollowing out of the
    middle class and stagnant wages, this type of extreme inequality is
    jarring, to say the least. A lot of people are getting very angry, and
    Trump is only the beginning. Such extreme levels of inequality
    would not be tolerated in Europe

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    I suppose, being a bit of an elitist, with few exceptions
    I look down on television. When I see an actor (or
    actress) on TV, I want to ask them, “How many years
    have you studied Stanislavski? Or, alternatively, have
    you perfected your craft using the Michael
    Chekhov Technique? Are you familiar with Imaginary
    Centers or the Psychological Gesture?” I doubt it.
     
    The only way you could make an assertion like that is by never having performed on a typical television or film set in your life. Stanislavsky or Chekhov is a rummage sale, not a cult pass/fail mandate, and their suggestions weren’t intended to apply to film work proper, which is an almost entirely different skill set than stagecraft.
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  193. Pericles says:
    @Cagey Beast
    Gosh, wouldn't it be horrible if Hollywood and the New York media establishment never really recovered from all this? Wouldn't that be horrible? Imagine if we had to create our own high, middle and low culture ourselves again? Could we pull it off? I think so.

    Imagine if we had to create our own high, middle and low culture ourselves again? Could we pull it off? I think so.

    I don’t know, it’s a risky strategy. Imagine us dumb goyim doing anything creative or intellectual without … ♪ Jews, Jews, glorious Jews ♪!

    (We obviously don’t know how to run media or distribution operations either.)

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  194. Pericles says:
    @Clyde
    Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are the only molested-harassed ones with Hollywood connections that I know of. There is a clip of Umma Thurman saying she is too angry and upset to say something about Hollywood and Weinstein but that she will be unloading

    There is a clip of Umma Thurman saying she is too angry and upset to say something about Hollywood and Weinstein but that she will be unloading

    “Quentin, my feet are not your playthings!”

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  195. Pericles says:
    @Amasius
    Leftist reaction to Rand Paul having his rib cage caved in:

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/927304535969845248

    "Ha, ha! Awesome! I hope someone breaks the other ones, too. Since he is against socialized medicine, he should refuse care." Thirty six likes.

    The Left is love.

    Speaking of which, I sometimes think we should have the courage of our convictions and leave more leftists to die in the streets.

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  196. Pericles says:
    @Jaakko Raipala
    There's a bit in Feynman's book where he mentions going to dances after the war and casually telling women that he's a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb, only to find out that they call him a liar because they have already met dozens of guys claiming to have worked on the bomb.

    The few years of victory mood in America before the nuclear war scare began must have been the only time in history when men were trying to impress women by claiming to be physicists.

    There’s a bit in Feynman’s book where he mentions going to dances after the war and casually telling women that he’s a physicist who worked on the atomic bomb

    He should have told them he was a safe-cracker. Which he was.

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  197. iffen says:

    There are a lot of moving parts in this Weinstein scandal.

    There is the male sexual attraction for the exotic; e. g., white men and their East Asian companions.

    There is the female attraction for higher status men; e. g., women.

    There is the female propensity for using sexual attractiveness as a means of advancement, compounded by this being a hyper competitive field with a high payout for success.

    There is the imbalance between the choices of men and women when it comes to race or ethnicity in mixed race/ethnicity pairs; e. g. black or brown men with white companions.

    There is the atavistic urge of men to go after the women of the “others”; e. g., men.

    What % of the power broker group occupied by Weinstein is Jewish? The % of predator types should equal the % for the group unless something else is at work.

    What % of the “aspiring actress group” is non-Jewish?

    Does the fact that most of Weinstein’s victims were non-Jewish actually tell us anything?

    Does the fact that most of Cosby’s victims were not black actually tell us anything?

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  198. GHX says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    No, it's 'we should be grabbing dinner . . .'.

    'Grabbing' meals, coffees, etc. now seems to be an annoyingly common locution. I find it ugly and somehow depressing.

    Jack was probably referring to hunting and fishing, activities Larry did with his supposed father when he thought he was gentile:

    Hunting and fishing starts around 2:00, but readers here may find the whole clip enjoyable.

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  199. jack ryan says: • Website
    @Sunbeam
    I've got a theory. As so many of us here do on so many issues.

    Jews are smart. Jews are incredibly successful in today's America. But I'm not sure the fact in the latter statement it totally due to the fact in the first statement.

    Sometimes you need "Magic Dirt," or magic positioning rather. While Jews have always done pretty well in the US, despite any prejudice or discrimination that is pretty plausible in the 19th century or early 20th century, NO ONE has ever done as well as they have in the era since about 1980. They are not the only ones well rewarded by the current milieu, but they are pretty noticeable. Plus they seem to love throwing their weight around in US politics unlike Asians.

    My take has always been that the US economy has been "Financialized," and their hometown is the epicenter.

    Similarly look at the movie business. You get a never ending stream of really hot people coming along that will do ANYTHING for their big break. Tailor made for this sort of thing if you ask me. And I'm quite sure the Modeling business has something similar going on. Plus any endeavor that has means and opportunity (motive takes care of itself).

    Now I don't blink an eyelash if some prurient story comes out in the news about a preacher sleeping around with a bunch of female parishioners (something about religion makes women frisky, which is a fact that this site hasn't noticed). It's happened before, it's going to happen again.

    And if you put that preacher in Weinstein's position? What do you think you are going to get?

    Anyway I don't particularly want some social conflict with Jews - at least on the basis that they killed Jesus or some Sh*t, or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

    But if I were running things, I'd take the hammer of the gods to a lot of things like Goldman Sachs that would lead to much kvetching.

    Plus Jews have lived in the South for a long time. Think there has been a synagogue in Charleston since the 1600's. Never a problem with either so far as I know.

    So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?

    “So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?”

    I respond:

    A lot of reason – so many.

    As American Jews moved so much away from the Jewish religion since 1945 and instead went for ethno centric politics and explicitly anti White, Left Dem politics as their identity, the result was predictable – Jews as “good whites” champions of first the poor and workers, which worked ok when the USA was 90% White European and we’re talking about White European American poor and White European American workers. But, in the mid 1960s that changed and the American Left, led in large part by Lib Leftist, atheist Jews embraced non White, Black Civil Rights and later non White immigrant identity power politics.

    I noticed this in Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” written ~ 1971. Whereas Saul Alinsky had been organizing mostly White European American meat packing workers in Chicago stockyards, he had switched to Black empowerment organizing and Saul Alinsky noticed that many/most of the former White unionist workers in the Chicago stockyards had moved to working class White Suburbs and were fearful of Black crime, Black political instability, protests ect and thus very open to Richard Nixon, George Wallace outreach.

    And then there are just tensions of competition for college and university spots, teacher positions as the Ivy League went from WASP to majority Jewish and others like the new Gay/Homosexual power groups.

    Sexual relations also contribute to this as now 50% for American Jews marry outside their Jewish ethnic/religion community. Most successful Jewish Hollywood directors, producers, agents tend to go for young, very attractive Nordic Gentile GFs/Wives – “Shiksas”. Most Billy Joels prefer to “date” marry Christie Brinkleys instead of Jewish gals. This leaves legions of pissed off, high IQ Jewesses with lots of free time on their hands to do dreadful things like get lib Left anti White Law degrees from the likes of Harvard Law School or become anti WASP, anti White investigation resporters for the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine.

    Just take a look at the physically repulsive Jewesses and crypto Jewesses (Sodemeyer) on the US Supreme Court. How did we end up with the likes of Ruth Bader Ginzberg and Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court?

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    What makes you think Sotomayor is a "crypto Jewess"?

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't bad looking for an 84 year old woman, and seems to have done well for herself romantically, getting married at age 21 and staying married for the next 50+ years, until her (elite corporate lawyer and law professor) husband's death.

    More generally, re your recycling of Steve's theory about resentful, spurned Jewish women: what percentage of Jewish women are involuntarily single? Presumably, for most Jewish men dating outside the tribe, there are Jewish women doing the same.

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  200. jack ryan says: • Website

    “So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?”

    I respond:

    Another reason is that American Jews are taught from birth that White European Gentiles/Christians have oppressed and persecuted them for ever and the alleged Jewish Holocaust is the defining incident in Jewish history and in world history – it’s supposedly the be all and end all of everything and thus any White American who expressed views even remotely similar to the National Socialists – this will lead directly to GASSING 6 MILLION JEWS.

    Thus any Trump supporters, Buchanan Supporters, Southern Nationalists who express opposition to mass 3rd world immigration, express concern or outrage at the worst Black AA crime, who oppose things like “The United Nations”, “The World Bank”, who object to “Hollywood”, “Liberals”, gun control etc – these White Americans are flirting with fascism and NAZIism.

    America Jews tend to be very insular and cult like demanding that American Jews can not leave their heard mentality, can’t even flirt with American “Conservatism” unless it is the very Jewishcentric Neo Conservatism, Christian Zionism etc.

    I hope that helps.

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  201. @SonOfStrom
    Is it sad that my immediate thought on seeing this was that she must have cheated somehow?

    If you’re White, yes, it’s sad.

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  202. Jack D says:
    @black sea

    Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have made more of a contribution to society than the vast majority of adjuncts with PhD’s.
     
    I saw an interview with Seinfeld in which the interviewer said something along the lines of, "your show was very successful and you happened to make a lot of money."

    Seinfeld cut him off with, "well, it didn't just happen. I earned it."

    I liked that, and I say this as a former adjunct instructor. I can also say that as an adjunct instructor, I never felt that I was contributing all that much to society.

    In a market system, the amount you get paid reflects supply and demand and not just your “value” . You could be creating a lot of value for your employer but if your skills are very common then the employer will get to keep most of the value you create.

    Consider an adjunct who gets paid say $3,000 for teaching a class and compare that to the total amount of tuition that is being collected for that class. The employer can get away with this because there are a lot of PhD.’s out there who would do it for that price if you won’t.

    But still, even if they gave you every last cent, there are only a dozen or two or whatever # of students in that class. An episode of Seinfeld went out to millions and is still being shown in repeats and so there was a lot more value to be harvested and divided up.

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  203. @Desiderius
    Depends on the woman.

    Physics is still top dog among the sciences, and known to be. Whole lot of hard science envy among the soft sciences and physics envy among the hard (although biology is starting to cut in). For women in those fields, physics still holds a certain cachet.

    You don’t have to be smart to do biology, which is a huge category. You have to be wicked smart to do physics and anybody who’s taken even introductory college physics knows it.

    Smart females do NOT want a guy who isn’t smarter than she is. So a brainy (I loathe the acronym STEM) female goes for the physics guy or the engineer who’s aced at least 4 semesters of it.

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  204. Jack D says:
    @Anon 2
    True, but the fact one can make this kind of money
    in show business while high school teachers live paycheck
    to paycheck and adjuncts with Ph.D.'s make what amounts
    to minimum wage still shows that our value system is
    seriously off-kilter. The wrong kind of people are being
    obscenely rewarded, totally out of proportion to their
    contributions to the society. My dog can entertain me
    better than most people I see on TV. I certainly don't need
    someone who makes $1 million per episode to be entertained.
    Plus, $1 billion in net worth can sure buy a lot of politicians

    This is a very socialist argument to make. Our value, in a metaphysical sense, has nothing to do with our net worth (see e.g. Mother Teresa). But in an economic sense, there is no better measure than the judgment of the marketplace. If the market says that Seinfeld is worth a billion and your dog is worth 5 cents, then the market is “right” regardless of what you think.

    Socialists always think that they are smarter than the market and that their opinions as to what is “fair” or “just” are better than what the market thinks. And they are always wrong. When you say that our “value system” is off kilter, you are just saying what every other socialist says – that you know what is good for people and how they should spend their money better than they know themselves. If something is wrong with our value system, then work to persuade people to change their value system but don’t mess with the market outcomes – the market is like a thermometer – it just reflects reality, it does not create it.

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  205. @Mr. Anon

    Alt-Right hand-to-hand combat with lesbians:
     
    Well, this is it boys - thermo-nuclear combat, toe-to-camel-toe with the lesbos.

    Dr. Strangelove is full of wonderful lines like that: time to see it again. Thanks for the reminder.

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  206. Lurker says:
    @Thomm
    Left-on-left inept 'combat'.

    It is a shame there were not heavy casualties on both sides.

    Troll.

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  207. eah says:

    “LOL”

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  208. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @el topo
    "He is tall though, his hands are enormous. What kind of jew is that?"

    There are some elongated Jews. Jeff Goldblum is another one. Maybe it's the Slavic admixture.

    Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne) on Curb Your Enthusiasm is taller than Larry. Wiki has him at 6’4″ which seems about right.

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    Funny how Bob Einstein has much less of a Jewish phenotype than his brother Albert (Brooks).
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  209. guest says:
    @Ryukyu
    Perhaps my all time favorite Curb scene, featuring Larry in great form, pushing every hot button available to push, which is his job, btw:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP2nukRR6c4

    Greg the Pre-gay Kid: “Get a life, Jews!”

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  210. @whorefinder
    Seinfeld stole another man's wife to have those kids. He literally picked the woman up the day after her honeymoon ended, when he was at the gym. Yet, despite her sluttiness, Seinfeld was callous enough and dumb enough to marry the golddigging slut.

    And his wife stole a bunch of recipes from other people and then published a book claiming they were her own. (using Seinfeld to boost her publicity).

    Seinfeld is a pretty scummy dude.

    And remember during his TV show, when he was dating....a college student? Shoshanna? Did we ever find out how they met, and whether she was legal when he got with her?

    Yeah, Jerry Seinfeld is pretty much covered in scuzz. I would not be surprised if some Weinstein -type comes out about him.

    Shoshanna was in HS when she and Jerry started to date.

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  211. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @jack ryan
    "So why are the Yankee and California Jews so f*c&ed in the head?"

    I respond:

    A lot of reason - so many.

    As American Jews moved so much away from the Jewish religion since 1945 and instead went for ethno centric politics and explicitly anti White, Left Dem politics as their identity, the result was predictable - Jews as "good whites" champions of first the poor and workers, which worked ok when the USA was 90% White European and we're talking about White European American poor and White European American workers. But, in the mid 1960s that changed and the American Left, led in large part by Lib Leftist, atheist Jews embraced non White, Black Civil Rights and later non White immigrant identity power politics.

    I noticed this in Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" written ~ 1971. Whereas Saul Alinsky had been organizing mostly White European American meat packing workers in Chicago stockyards, he had switched to Black empowerment organizing and Saul Alinsky noticed that many/most of the former White unionist workers in the Chicago stockyards had moved to working class White Suburbs and were fearful of Black crime, Black political instability, protests ect and thus very open to Richard Nixon, George Wallace outreach.

    And then there are just tensions of competition for college and university spots, teacher positions as the Ivy League went from WASP to majority Jewish and others like the new Gay/Homosexual power groups.

    Sexual relations also contribute to this as now 50% for American Jews marry outside their Jewish ethnic/religion community. Most successful Jewish Hollywood directors, producers, agents tend to go for young, very attractive Nordic Gentile GFs/Wives - "Shiksas". Most Billy Joels prefer to "date" marry Christie Brinkleys instead of Jewish gals. This leaves legions of pissed off, high IQ Jewesses with lots of free time on their hands to do dreadful things like get lib Left anti White Law degrees from the likes of Harvard Law School or become anti WASP, anti White investigation resporters for the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine.

    Just take a look at the physically repulsive Jewesses and crypto Jewesses (Sodemeyer) on the US Supreme Court. How did we end up with the likes of Ruth Bader Ginzberg and Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court?

    What makes you think Sotomayor is a “crypto Jewess”?

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t bad looking for an 84 year old woman, and seems to have done well for herself romantically, getting married at age 21 and staying married for the next 50+ years, until her (elite corporate lawyer and law professor) husband’s death.

    More generally, re your recycling of Steve’s theory about resentful, spurned Jewish women: what percentage of Jewish women are involuntarily single? Presumably, for most Jewish men dating outside the tribe, there are Jewish women doing the same.

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    Ginsburg was not bad looking as a young woman:

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/10/26/arts/26BOOKCARMONJP3/26BOOKCARMONJP3-master180.jpg

    but in later years she went for the no-nonsense pulled back hair and minimal makeup look that made her look kind of severe.

    Her husband Marty was an absolutely brilliant tax lawyer but he didn't exactly have movie star good looks either - he went bald early and was a little on the pudgy side. He didn't look like he spent a lot of time at the gym. They were a (by all appearances happy) couple that were clearly more concerned with the life of the mind than with superficial physical appearance. Their daughter Jane, unfortunately, took after her father's side of the family and looks like a man in drag (RBG OTOH is very petite and appears to be shrinking even more as she gets older) but she is in the family business of law professor. Their son, a classical music producer, looks more like his mother but with his father's baldness. All in all they were never going to be voted the most photogenic family in America but they are (were - Marty is gone) all very bright and accomplished.

    To an anti-Semite, "Jew" = "bad" so someone like Sotomayor who is "bad" is therefore "Jewish". FDR was called Rosenfeld for the same reason and with an equal amount of factual basis (none).
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  212. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Ryukyu
    Perhaps my all time favorite Curb scene, featuring Larry in great form, pushing every hot button available to push, which is his job, btw:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pP2nukRR6c4

    That boy is a fantastic actor.

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  213. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @whorefinder
    Seinfeld stole another man's wife to have those kids. He literally picked the woman up the day after her honeymoon ended, when he was at the gym. Yet, despite her sluttiness, Seinfeld was callous enough and dumb enough to marry the golddigging slut.

    And his wife stole a bunch of recipes from other people and then published a book claiming they were her own. (using Seinfeld to boost her publicity).

    Seinfeld is a pretty scummy dude.

    And remember during his TV show, when he was dating....a college student? Shoshanna? Did we ever find out how they met, and whether she was legal when he got with her?

    Yeah, Jerry Seinfeld is pretty much covered in scuzz. I would not be surprised if some Weinstein -type comes out about him.

    Jessica Seinfeld has been married to Jerry for 18 years now. She had dated her previous husband since she was 21. So she’s had 2 relationships since she was 21. There’s nothing slutty about that.

    As for being a gold digger, the man she left Jerry for comes from money. The Nederlanders probably have more money than Seinfeld.

    Given Erik Nederlander’s subsequent divorce and run-ins with the law, it looks like Jessica made the right decision.

    As for the cookbook, I dunno. Could be the gold digger was the failed author trying to get a piece of the Seinfeld money.

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  214. scrivener3 says: • Website
    @Anon 2
    The web tells us that Larry David's net worth (at least before
    his recent divorce) was $900 million, Jerry Seinfeld's -
    $920 million! Even if those figures are exaggerated (which
    I'm sure they are), those are obscene amounts of money.
    For TV actors (not even real actors) to be making that much
    moolah shows how our country's priorities are completely
    out of whack

    Our country does not have priorities regarding how people entertain themselves. Individuals do. I think it is silly for a baseball or football player to make 1,000 times my salary but that is just meaningless complaint. People want to see those shows and advertising permits those who attract eyes, or attention, of large groups of people to turn the attention into money. There is nothing wrong with people spending their time viewing something they enjoy.

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    My argument is similar to that made by Neil Postman
    in his book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985).
    He argued that Huxley's Brave New World is more likely
    to be our future than Orwell's 1984. TV entertainment
    is our "soma," - people bliss out on entertainment while
    their rights are being taken away. But maybe there is hope -
    millions are pulling the plug on cable, refusing to be indoctrinated.
    Now that we have the Internet, the social media, and video games,
    Hollywood and New York media will be losing control over how people
    spend their leisure time. Television will never again be as
    important as in the '60s through the '90s. Entertainment
    is becoming decentralized
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  215. Anon 2 says:
    @scrivener3
    Our country does not have priorities regarding how people entertain themselves. Individuals do. I think it is silly for a baseball or football player to make 1,000 times my salary but that is just meaningless complaint. People want to see those shows and advertising permits those who attract eyes, or attention, of large groups of people to turn the attention into money. There is nothing wrong with people spending their time viewing something they enjoy.

    My argument is similar to that made by Neil Postman
    in his book Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985).
    He argued that Huxley’s Brave New World is more likely
    to be our future than Orwell’s 1984. TV entertainment
    is our “soma,” – people bliss out on entertainment while
    their rights are being taken away. But maybe there is hope -
    millions are pulling the plug on cable, refusing to be indoctrinated.
    Now that we have the Internet, the social media, and video games,
    Hollywood and New York media will be losing control over how people
    spend their leisure time. Television will never again be as
    important as in the ’60s through the ’90s. Entertainment
    is becoming decentralized

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  216. @SonOfStrom
    Is it sad that my immediate thought on seeing this was that she must have cheated somehow?

    Is it sad that the women’s marathon is a bore and I don’t care if a Martian wins it. I care only if white men win. Sorry Shalane. “Ill take you home again,Shalane…”

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  217. el topo says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Bob Einstein (Super Dave Osborne) on Curb Your Enthusiasm is taller than Larry. Wiki has him at 6'4" which seems about right.

    Funny how Bob Einstein has much less of a Jewish phenotype than his brother Albert (Brooks).

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    Bob Einstein, like J.B Smoove, looks and sounds funny. They're both perfect for Curb, but don't have much range.

    Albert Brooks, on the other hand: I finally saw Drive a few weeks ago, and he was phenomenal as a mobster. Really mean and scary. Can't imagine his brother Bob pulling that off.
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  218. el topo says:
    @TomSchmidt
    I think his comments about Einstein and Salk are fair. Austrians want to be known for Mozart, not Hitler.

    The immediate pivot to the concentration camp was bizarre, not particularly funny, but seems to match with what you noticed.

    On the other hand it could be read as further self-deprecation, as he acknowledges that, like Weinstein, he is sex-obsessed and thus would even be hitting on women in concentration camps.

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    Larry David gets the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps. I found the change in scene odd, at the minimum.
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  219. Arty says:
    @Anon 2
    Dogs have been entertaining the human race for
    thousands of years, much longer than television.
    And how much does my dog earn in wages and benefits?
    No more than 50 bucks a month, much less than
    David or Seinfeld earn. I liked Seinfeld (TV show)
    but much to my surprise I learned I can have plenty
    of entertainment without turning on my TV set. Too
    much indoctrination for my taste.

    I suppose, being a bit of an elitist, with few exceptions
    I look down on television. When I see an actor (or
    actress) on TV, I want to ask them, "How many years
    have you studied Stanislavski? Or, alternatively, have
    you perfected your craft using the Michael
    Chekhov Technique? Are you familiar with Imaginary
    Centers or the Psychological Gesture?" I doubt it.

    Nobody begrudged the obscene earnings so often found in the
    entertainment industry 40-50 years ago when America was largely
    a middle-class society but today, with the hollowing out of the
    middle class and stagnant wages, this type of extreme inequality is
    jarring, to say the least. A lot of people are getting very angry, and
    Trump is only the beginning. Such extreme levels of inequality
    would not be tolerated in Europe

    I suppose, being a bit of an elitist, with few exceptions
    I look down on television. When I see an actor (or
    actress) on TV, I want to ask them, “How many years
    have you studied Stanislavski? Or, alternatively, have
    you perfected your craft using the Michael
    Chekhov Technique? Are you familiar with Imaginary
    Centers or the Psychological Gesture?” I doubt it.

    The only way you could make an assertion like that is by never having performed on a typical television or film set in your life. Stanislavsky or Chekhov is a rummage sale, not a cult pass/fail mandate, and their suggestions weren’t intended to apply to film work proper, which is an almost entirely different skill set than stagecraft.

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    No, I have never performed on TV, and I'm quite
    aware they don't need to get deeply into Stanislavski, etc.
    That's one of many reasons why I have less respect for television
    as compared to stagecraft
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  220. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @el topo
    Funny how Bob Einstein has much less of a Jewish phenotype than his brother Albert (Brooks).

    Bob Einstein, like J.B Smoove, looks and sounds funny. They’re both perfect for Curb, but don’t have much range.

    Albert Brooks, on the other hand: I finally saw Drive a few weeks ago, and he was phenomenal as a mobster. Really mean and scary. Can’t imagine his brother Bob pulling that off.

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    Albert Brooks did the main voice-over in "Finding Nemo," one of the most popular animated movies of all time.
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  221. @Dave Pinsen
    Bob Einstein, like J.B Smoove, looks and sounds funny. They're both perfect for Curb, but don't have much range.

    Albert Brooks, on the other hand: I finally saw Drive a few weeks ago, and he was phenomenal as a mobster. Really mean and scary. Can't imagine his brother Bob pulling that off.

    Albert Brooks did the main voice-over in “Finding Nemo,” one of the most popular animated movies of all time.

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    And Scorpio in that Simpsons episode.
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  222. ChrisZ says:
    @Sam
    It seems Larry David, as per his invocation in the monologue, is a believer in the old "is it good for the Jews" self-critical attitude. Steve has noted the change from the 60's where this question was now bestowed from Jews to gentiles instead. So in that sense he follows in the footsteps of his idol Woody Allen.

    Larry's image of gentile life is very revealing and funny:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhKM9MMwKS0

    I love that sequence. It’s not only hilariously funny, but it’s touching: a kind of Christian conversion story. Even if it was intended just for laughs, or even cynically, as a *viewer* you can’t watch that episode without having serious misgivings about how the traditional Gentile lifestyle has been replaced with … whatever lifestyle Larry and his L.A. circle represent.

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  223. Jack D says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    What makes you think Sotomayor is a "crypto Jewess"?

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't bad looking for an 84 year old woman, and seems to have done well for herself romantically, getting married at age 21 and staying married for the next 50+ years, until her (elite corporate lawyer and law professor) husband's death.

    More generally, re your recycling of Steve's theory about resentful, spurned Jewish women: what percentage of Jewish women are involuntarily single? Presumably, for most Jewish men dating outside the tribe, there are Jewish women doing the same.

    Ginsburg was not bad looking as a young woman:

    but in later years she went for the no-nonsense pulled back hair and minimal makeup look that made her look kind of severe.

    Her husband Marty was an absolutely brilliant tax lawyer but he didn’t exactly have movie star good looks either – he went bald early and was a little on the pudgy side. He didn’t look like he spent a lot of time at the gym. They were a (by all appearances happy) couple that were clearly more concerned with the life of the mind than with superficial physical appearance. Their daughter Jane, unfortunately, took after her father’s side of the family and looks like a man in drag (RBG OTOH is very petite and appears to be shrinking even more as she gets older) but she is in the family business of law professor. Their son, a classical music producer, looks more like his mother but with his father’s baldness. All in all they were never going to be voted the most photogenic family in America but they are (were – Marty is gone) all very bright and accomplished.

    To an anti-Semite, “Jew” = “bad” so someone like Sotomayor who is “bad” is therefore “Jewish”. FDR was called Rosenfeld for the same reason and with an equal amount of factual basis (none).

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    I'm having a hard time drawing the words "absolutely brilliant" and "tax lawyer" into one organic phrase.
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  224. Anon 2 says:
    @Arty

    I suppose, being a bit of an elitist, with few exceptions
    I look down on television. When I see an actor (or
    actress) on TV, I want to ask them, “How many years
    have you studied Stanislavski? Or, alternatively, have
    you perfected your craft using the Michael
    Chekhov Technique? Are you familiar with Imaginary
    Centers or the Psychological Gesture?” I doubt it.
     
    The only way you could make an assertion like that is by never having performed on a typical television or film set in your life. Stanislavsky or Chekhov is a rummage sale, not a cult pass/fail mandate, and their suggestions weren’t intended to apply to film work proper, which is an almost entirely different skill set than stagecraft.

    No, I have never performed on TV, and I’m quite
    aware they don’t need to get deeply into Stanislavski, etc.
    That’s one of many reasons why I have less respect for television
    as compared to stagecraft

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    Almost forgot - I did some TV interviews in
    which if I did any acting it was to sound utterly
    sincere lol
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  225. Anon 2 says:
    @Anon 2
    No, I have never performed on TV, and I'm quite
    aware they don't need to get deeply into Stanislavski, etc.
    That's one of many reasons why I have less respect for television
    as compared to stagecraft

    Almost forgot – I did some TV interviews in
    which if I did any acting it was to sound utterly
    sincere lol

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  226. @el topo
    On the other hand it could be read as further self-deprecation, as he acknowledges that, like Weinstein, he is sex-obsessed and thus would even be hitting on women in concentration camps.

    Larry David gets the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps. I found the change in scene odd, at the minimum.

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  227. black sea says:
    @Jack D
    Ginsburg was not bad looking as a young woman:

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/10/26/arts/26BOOKCARMONJP3/26BOOKCARMONJP3-master180.jpg

    but in later years she went for the no-nonsense pulled back hair and minimal makeup look that made her look kind of severe.

    Her husband Marty was an absolutely brilliant tax lawyer but he didn't exactly have movie star good looks either - he went bald early and was a little on the pudgy side. He didn't look like he spent a lot of time at the gym. They were a (by all appearances happy) couple that were clearly more concerned with the life of the mind than with superficial physical appearance. Their daughter Jane, unfortunately, took after her father's side of the family and looks like a man in drag (RBG OTOH is very petite and appears to be shrinking even more as she gets older) but she is in the family business of law professor. Their son, a classical music producer, looks more like his mother but with his father's baldness. All in all they were never going to be voted the most photogenic family in America but they are (were - Marty is gone) all very bright and accomplished.

    To an anti-Semite, "Jew" = "bad" so someone like Sotomayor who is "bad" is therefore "Jewish". FDR was called Rosenfeld for the same reason and with an equal amount of factual basis (none).

    I’m having a hard time drawing the words “absolutely brilliant” and “tax lawyer” into one organic phrase.

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  228. Ian M. says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    David hasn't been accused of anything. And he's been riffing on the Holocaust intermittently for years. E.g., the Wagner scene in the 2nd season of Curb (from 2001):
    https://youtu.be/_nS66IvbvcI

    Right. Also, David’s Holocaust bit in the SNL monologue just made Jews look even more pervy.

    If he had wanted to make it a “Jews are the eternal victim” thing, David would have somehow made it about a Nazi officer making a pass at one of the concentration camp prisoners.

    I don’t see how this is “a Jew circling the wagons” thing unless you’ve already decided that’s how you’re going to interpret it a priori.

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  229. JamesG says:

    The PC Commandment: Thou Shall Not Notice.

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  230. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Steve Sailer
    Albert Brooks did the main voice-over in "Finding Nemo," one of the most popular animated movies of all time.

    And Scorpio in that Simpsons episode.

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