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Many observers were initially surprised by the casting choices for the 1979 biopic Steve Sailer Story, but, ultimately, all the critics agreed the lead role was played superbly by the young Weird Al Yankovic.

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  1. Yes, but what does this have to do with negroes being inferior?

  2. Neoconned says:

    You really rocked the stash Steve!

    OT: your old source of humor Ed Buck got popped for running a drug den and other charges.

    I think hell walk with a good enough attorney.

    • Replies: @Matthew Kelly
  3. In a gesture that arguably presaged his entire HBD pundit career, Steve Sailer pointed cheekily at a high IQ East Asian man.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @Anonymous
  4. Lagertha says:

    Don’t be such an asshole. We could be airing out bestest rockout pieces!.

  5. Garlic says:

    Another movie idea:

    Two mustachioed buddies in the 1970s: one shaves the mustache and becomes Steve Sailer. The second keeps the mustache and becomes John Bolton.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  6. Anonymous[827] • Disclaimer says:

    In the England of the late 1970s, such a male hairdo was termed the ‘Keegan Perm’ after the celebrated Liverpool FC and England soccer star Kevin Keegan, whom to the delight and consternation of TV viewers ‘suddenly’ popped up in his regular TV punditry spot sporting a tight ‘bubble perm’ in stark contrast to his normal straight mid length hair. As these things go, the trend was massively replicated by other soccer players most notably Scotland’s Andy Gray.

    Another famous exponent was the actor Martin Shaw, on half of ‘The Professionals’.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  7. the casting choices for the 1979 biopic Steve Sailer Story

    The sequels were even better.

    A young Will Ferrell as Rupert Holmes as UCLA days Steve Sailer:

    John Goodman played Steve’s Chicago years:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  8. I’m not buying that you were ever sporting a Jewfro, white boy.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Redneck farmer
    , @Lot
  9. Hhsiii says:

    You aged better than a Pichon-Baron 1961.

    • Agree: Bubba
  10. I remember Weird Al on Doctor Dimento on KMET Los Angeles 94.7 in 1979 doing “My Bologna.”

    But my favorite is “White and Nerdy,” which is my personal anthem:

    My friend caters all of his food when he plays at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa at least once a year. She tells me he’s a hardcore vegetarian so he’s probably going to be around for a while.

    Kurt Cobain was very impressed that Weird Al did a cover of him knowing that you’ve really hit the big time when Weird Al covers your song.

  11. Everyone in the picture is looking at you. People have always given you their attention, because you’re the most interesting.

  12. I’m confused: If Weird Al is playing Steve Sailer, who is Ashton Kutcher playing?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  13. anonymous[336] • Disclaimer says:

    Wait, is that really you? Damn, you’ve got the Alan Dershowitz thing going on.

  14. @Garlic

    The Sailer and The Walrus.

    • LOL: PV van der Byl
    • Replies: @Garlic
  15. “Let me share some thoughts I have about black cornerbacks…”

  16. Now that is a Dorm Room Essential. I liked the note on the back- Captain Steve Sailer leads first team to crack 400 points with a 425 victory over pesky but unprepared Brigham Young.

  17. JackOH says:

    Although stardom eluded him, Sailer found his niche as a cast regular on the long-running America noir series, Noticings, broadcast on Taki’s and The Unz Review channels.

    Although slammed at first by the SPLC reviewer, Noticings gained a small but loyal audience, and the income from it has provided Sailer with a new dishwasher, case lots of Solo cups, and occasional automobile vacations.

    God bless, bro’!

    • LOL: MBlanc46
  18. You’re a taller than Al. And admit it, Steve, it’s good to be tall.

  19. On the Amazon Page:

    Currently, there are no sellers that can deliver this item to your location.


    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  20. And look at the hamburger meat popping out of his collar! Looks suspiciously high T to me!

  21. Cortes says:

    The finest example was probably Rudi Völleröller

    Note his nickname…

  22. Steve, you were captain of Rice’s College Bowl team?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  23. Anonymous[134] • Disclaimer says:

    1979 – the year of the Ayatollah, Embassy Siege, botched rescue attempt, Afghanistan, Sky high oil prices, inflation, mammoth interest rates, Reagan, Thatcher, North Sea Oil, New Wave, interesting pop music – and relict 1960s haircuts on men.

  24. jon says:
    @petit bourgeois

    Kurt Cobain was very impressed that Weird Al did a cover of him knowing that you’ve really hit the big time when Weird Al covers your song.

    I thought it was Madonna who said that about his “Like a Surgeon” cover?

    I had a female friend who went to UCLA in the mid-90’s. He was apparently a staple at some of the college hangouts at the time and was known as a real creeper by the ladies.

  25. jon says:

    Do you still stay in touch with any of them? Do any of them have as interesting of a life story as your former MBA classmate Martine Rothblatt?

  26. SFG says:

    See, you goofed. He has few black readers but lots of Jewish ones.

    So if you’d gone with ‘but how is this the Jews’ fault?’ you would have gotten a few ‘LOL’s.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  27. SFG says:

    Do a little search on the family history, you might be surprised.

    I’m not going to give more details unless Steve approves–it was a post a while ago.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  28. Danny says:

    Is that Ronald Mann in the center? If so, I went to high school with him in Baytown. He was our valedictorian. Great guy extremely smart, I believe now he’s a law professor at Columbia.

  29. Just look at that perfectly trimmed neckbeard !

    Uncle Sailer failed to report that He Too suffers from Epsteinential Follicle Growth Syndrome.

  30. mhowell says:

    Takes me back, Steve. In Spring 1981 I was on the Texas A&M College Bowl team . We had a tourney at UT early in the semester. Did pretty well till we came up across these four dudes from Rice in one of the elimination rounds. Rice had the good blue buzzers and we had the crappy green ones. I got kind of hot in that match, came in on three or four toss ups and contributed to some bonus answers, but it was not enough. Not sure if you were still on the team then but your compadres trounced us handily.

  31. Anon[336] • Disclaimer says:


    Why Do Some People Become Readers?

    No mention of heritability or genetics, nor IQ.

    The whole “give kids access to books, read to them” thing is second only to the “speak to kids more, use a bigger vocabulary” thing in the number of studies that crapped out without positive results.

    The idea of making the children of dumb parents smart by having the parents, or a proxy, pretend to behave like smart parents in the present of the kids, will never die.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  32. @AnotherDad

    I had a teacher, of Welsh descent, who showed the class a college student picture from 1980. He had a Jewfro.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @JMcG
  33. Ano says:

    Is it true I hear Hollywood is planning a remake/reboot of the Steve Sailer Story (1979, b/w)?
    (This time in glorious technocolor!)
    I appreciate Mr Sailer would prefer Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp to play him; but, in this era of Diversity, the screen Steve will have to be portrayed by a PoC actor.
    I believe the word around tinsel-town is the role will be going to that fine black actor with the fuzzy hair- Justin Trudeau.

  34. One sees clear evidence of alpha, leadership qualities in that photo, but did you know Steve excelled at talent competitions in his pre-mustache, high school days?

    Growing up around Hollywood, he could have gone into show business.

    • Agree: BB753
  35. Alfa158 says:

    This post has nothing to do with it. His golf course architecture posts are about Negro inferiority.

  36. Goatweed says:

    I don’t think you love me anymore.

    My favorite song by Al.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  37. Weird Al? I thought they got John Holmes to play that part. Because of the standard deviations, of course, not the… moustache.

  38. Lot says:

  39. @petit bourgeois

    All of my action figures are cherry

    I don’t understand that line. The rest is funny though.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @anon
  40. @Chrisnonymous

    Ah… it must mean all the action figures are in their original unopened packages, aka virginal…?

  41. @Neoconned

    I think hell walk with a good enough attorney.

    If not, maybe he’ll commit suicide in jail by snapping his neck with a tissue-paper bed sheet while under suicide watch while, coincidentally, the guards monitoring him fall asleep and the security cameras all spontaneously go on the blink.

    And were this to happen, then the entire media apparatus will suddenly lose interest in the story and move onto Brett Kavanaugh penis stories.

    But maybe he doesn’t have enough important skeletons in the closet (literally!) to conjure such a weird series of improbable–but totally believable!–occurrences.

  42. @Mr McKenna

    Alternate reply:

    “Man, that alien is so gay!”

  43. Abe says:

    “You’re gonna make a parody of my song? I kinnda like that.”

  44. Anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:

    For some reason I imagine Steve to speak like and act like ‘Zeke’ – a distant memory from 1983 – or thereabouts – who appeared as ‘the American’ in the BBC’s pioneering reality TV show, the long forgotten ‘Now Get Out of That’ hosted by Bernard Falk, in which a group of random ‘civilians’ were led on tortuous tour of the English countryside beset with challenges, clues, puzzles etc. I found it compulsive viewing.
    Zeke, as I recall was notably voluable and excitable and had to be regularly ‘calmed down’ by the older grey haired Anglo-Saxons on the team.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Diversity is Not Just a Buzzword

    By Pamela Park

    Brooklyn-based digital artist, Sheeba Maya, specializes in fantasy art, and is a prominent figure in the Afrofuturism movement. Afrofuturism is defined as an artistic movement that responds to and challenges the exclusion of people of color, specifically of the African diaspora, from the traditional science fiction genre. For generations, this exclusion implied the erasure of Black people and culture from the future, which is obviously extremely problematic.

    Within this movement are many sub-genres, including Afro-Fantasy Realism, which is how Sheeba describes her own style. “I also like to think of it as Ancient Futurism, the fantasy depiction of the earliest peoples as they would have expressed their ideas on future technologies and postmodern cultural advancements. This depiction celebrates the presence of Black bodies, their intellectual contributions, and their spiritual involvement in ancient history as well as the distant future. This is especially important in a society and culture that really only acknowledges Black history as it relates to American history (a 400-500 year stretch). While unpacking and honestly/accurately recording the history of the African Slave Trade is hugely important, it is not our entire story. The truth is that Black cultures existed long before Africans became enslaved, and will continue to exist deep into the reaches of the future.”

    Sheeba laments that there is still a considerable amount of racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and the like for women of color to deal with on a regular basis in the commercial arts industry. “Honestly, it’s hard not to feel that “diversity” is just a buzz word is being thrown around. It’s not the warm fuzzy feeling of brother- and sisterhood where we are genuinely offered inclusion. Luckily, however, there are many more online platforms to leverage than ever before. It’s possible for the independent artist to be seen and supported, and women of color are able to navigate, or even circumvent, the traditional route to success by leveraging these platforms. And since there is such a huge lack of representation in media in comparison to our white hetero counterparts, there is this massive audience begging for the content they aren’t getting and a ton of room for independent artists to fill this gap. These platforms are now available to help push this content out there and this opens up different opportunities that allow us to make our voices heard and make a fair wage with our art.”


  46. @Buzz Mohawk

    That Beto has got the moves. Who knew?

  47. Anonymous[116] • Disclaimer says:

    Strangely enough, my interest in ‘Zeke’ prompted me to do a quick internet search. Apparently he was and is none other than Ezekiel Emanuel MD, brother perennial iSteve subject Rahm Emanuel.

  48. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Otis in Ohio

    Is he Asian? It’s hard to tell.

    • Replies: @Otis in Ohio
  49. Anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Orson Welles said everyone looks more Jewish as they age. With Sailer it’s the opposite.

  50. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    Emory’s radio run began with defeating a Rice team and ended with winning three games. Those matches occurred in November, 1979 at a tournament recorded at William Patterson College in Wayne, New Jersey. The Rice team of Steve Sailer, Chuck Nicholson, Ronald Mann, Michael Lewis, and Steve Michael defeated Maryland 255-230 and Brigham Young 435-70. For their third match they went up against this Emory juggernaut, which the previous season had won 60 of 63 matches played in all formats. Emory defeated Rice 325-165, and went on to retire undefeated after three total wins.

  51. BB753 says:

    Steve, you were and are still more handsome than Weird Al ever was! (no homo).

    • Replies: @JimB
  52. pirelli says:

    OT: more evidence that Ross Douthat is an iSteve reader — on this morning’s “The Argument” with Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt, Douthat points out that Biden’s much-derided “record player” remark, with its embedded assumption that minority children don’t hear as many words at home as white children do, in fact reflected the “liberal wonk technocrat conventional wisdom like four years ago,” which Biden was simply recycling.

    Could be that others in addition to Steve have pointed that out, but I certainly heard it here first.

  53. BB753 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Seriously, Steve could have led a lucrative side career as a movie extra or C-list actor stereotyped as the tall CEO or government official in bit parts. Then moonlight as an evil HBD blogger.
    (disclaimer: being an A-list actor for me is not an achievement, B-listers are usually the better actors).

  54. OT ;Steve, you might want to add this to your “Making kids cry on Christmas since 1965” list.

  55. J1234 says:

    all the critics agreed the lead role was played superbly by the young Weird Al Yankovic.

    Many years ago I was told by two unrelated anonymous women on different occasions that I looked like Garrison Keillor, who makes Al Yankovic look like Brad Pitt. Heck, he makes everyone look like Brad Pitt.

    To be fair, Keillor had a beard at the time (as I did) so that his facial hideousness was partially masked. I truly don’t look like him, but I shaved off my beard after the second incident. Telling people they look like Garrison Keillor should be a hate crime.

  56. Garlic says:
    @Redneck farmer

    I like it, Redneck Farmer!

    And if “The Sailer and the Walrus” can’t be a movie, maybe it can at least be a poem:

    The time has come, the Sailer said,
    To speak of many things,
    Of HBD and World War T,
    And how Mick Jagger sings.

    Bombs not words, the Walrus said,
    Bomb not words, I say,
    We’ll bomb Iraq and bomb Iran,
    Bomb, bomb, bomb all day!

  57. A remarkable thing about Al Yankovic is that his songs have actually gotten better over the years. “Word Crimes” and “Bob” (a Dylan parody with every lyric a palindrome) are brilliant.

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Dumbo
  58. He is so obscure that he doesn’t even have this own wikipedia page, but you could have been played by Gary Grossman from Bachelor Party. He played Tom Hanks’ friend who had two pivotal scenes:

    *He was the negotiator with the Indian pimp.

    *He had sex with a tranny

    You could have also been played by a young Howard Stern.

  59. OT: No flying cars yet, but there are new dinner options for when we come home to our shipping containers.

    Impossible Burger makes its grocery store debut in Southern California

    Starting tomorrow, Steve can run to Gelson’s and buy the latest addition to our meatless future. Eventually it will come to the rest of us, but you know how California does everything first.

    Recommended appetizer:

    It is important to replace meat with things that can be made more cheaply, because we will soon need to feed the hundreds of millions of hungry people who will be coming here to fill our continent. California first, of course.

  60. You also looked like a young Steve Blank:

  61. Yehzl says:

    Yes, but what does this have to do with negroes being inferior?

    Inferior to whom?

    Men who chose to financially support and raise the children of the women they impregnate?

    Logically, they have a perfect right to feel cocky around average negroes, but you must be specific, if we are to progress further in your honest query.

  62. Dumbo says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Some of his parodies are better and more memorable than the original songs. Amish Paradise, White and Nerdy, Word Crimes, etc.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  63. Howard Stern might be a better match than Weird Al.

  64. Pheasant [AKA "anonymous212"] says:

    Thanks for showing up and correcting his oversight.

  65. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    Nothing (except maybe their typical absence from such an intellectual endeavor).
    Now this, however:

    • Replies: @Hans
  66. Clyde says:

    See, you goofed. He has few black readers but lots of Jewish ones.

    Darn right on the “Jew” readers. We agree and disagree but know that Steve is mostly right and might be part J himself. The short summary is that right wing Jews (even Sheldon Adelson who I worked for indirectly when in Newton Massachusetts) like/love America and are appalled by mass immigration.

    • Replies: @SFG
  67. anon[569] • Disclaimer says:

    When Mystery Science Theater was mocking Jack Elam as the creepy small town stalker in The Girl in Lovers Lane, they decided he looked like Garrison Keillor (another Minnesoatan) and started do “My, those Powdermilk Biscuits sure are tasty” riffs during his bits.

    • Replies: @Bubba
    , @J1234
    , @Reg Cæsar
  68. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    It’s understandable why the first 2 guys seated to your left resemble cast members of “That 70s Show” but then they throw in this guy from the “The Big Bang Theory” for no reason. Nice cameos too from Preppie Tarantino and Hardware Store Beck

  69. J.Ross says:

    The Guardian review of the new and “final” Rambo movie describes “this massively enlarged prostate of a film.”
    Leave it to the Grauniad to enter through the exit.

  70. @SFG

    Do a little search on the family history, you might be surprised.
    I’m not going to give more details unless Steve approves–it was a post a while ago.

    I’m aware Steve’s adopted and could be Jewish or part Jewish or anything else.

    I’m just saying the “young Steve” pics i’ve seen are a guy with a nice head of naturally curly hair … but can’t really touch the full Weird Al Jewfro. (Just not enough Semitic kinkiness in the mix.)

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
  71. @MEH 0910

    Steve, considering your large contingent of New Jersey readers, do you have any memories of your trip to William Paterson College?

  72. @J1234

    From my post on November 30, 2017

    … And immediately I thought about the Minneapolis Park Board voting to rename Lake Calhoun as Lake Bde Maka Ska because the man for whom it was named back in the early 1820s was a slavery enthusiast from South Carolina and an author of the Indian Removal Act and also, judging from his pictures, ugly as a mud fence.

    Judging from Keillor’s pictures, wouldn’t this be him calling the mud fence black, or something to that effect?

  73. Hans says:
    @Dennis Dale

    Thanks for the vid. There was another, at Harvard maybe, of two idiotic, programmed negro debaters telling their opponents that they should kill themselves.
    (((Youtube))) no longer finds dat one.

  74. JimB says:

    I dunno about that, but he looks better than Patton Oswalt.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  75. Aidan Kehoe says: • Website

    I’m just saying the “young Steve” pics i’ve seen are a guy with a nice head of naturally curly hair … but can’t really touch the full Weird Al Jewfro. (Just not enough Semitic kinkiness in the mix.)

    a) However implausible it seems, Weird Al is Indo-European, with a South Slav father and a generic American mother from Kentucky. No-one thinks he’s an anti-Semite, I’m sure he would be glad of the extra sales if he said he were Jewish.
    b) In my own experience the West of Ireland (= the super-Gael, all-poverty-all-the-time-but-good-verbal-iq, least-attractive-place-to-Jews-ever part of Ireland) has loads of people who can easily grow Jewfros. Easily accessible, well-known example of an Irishman with a Jewfro is Colm Meaney.
    Curly hair is a datum, like being from New Jersey or New York, that increases the chance that someone is Jewish, but, like being from New Jersey or New York, it’s very far from being confirmatory of it. I suspect Steve has done his 23andme or whichever competitor and knows if he is of Jewish ancestry or not (those platforms tend to be very good at picking that up).

  76. MEH 0910 says:

    The members of Rice University’s College Bowl 1982 team, posing with their 2nd place trophy. Three of the team are seated on a couch, with the remaining two team members, along with their unidentified faculty coach, standing behind them. The team members shown are Matt Kemple, Ronald Mann, Michael Lewis, Susan Faust, and Steven MacCall. Rice took a 2nd place finish in the national competition, behind the winner, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The 3rd and 4th places were taken by University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Vassar.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Danny
    , @MEH 0910
  77. @MEH 0910

    The Rice team of Steve Sailer, Chuck Nicholson, Ronald Mann, Michael Lewis, and Steve Michael

    What about Chuck Ronald?

  78. MEH 0910 says:

    To the Point – Meredith Skura

    KTRU, Rice Radio


    Speakers: Meredith Skura, Steve Sailer

    KTRU, Rice Radio. “To the Point – Meredith Skura.” (1980) Rice University:

    Contents include: On “To the Point,” Steve Sailer talks with Dr. Meredith Skura about mental illness and literature.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  79. @MEH 0910

    Looking elsewhere in that issue it seems like there was an intramural football team called the Cunning Runts.

    • Agree: MEH 0910
  80. “Let’s talk about my hair” – this is irony, right?

  81. Barnard says:

    Burger King is putting in “amnesty bins” for kids and parents to drop off plastic toys they have previously received in kids meals. Do they know what the word amnesty means? Do they want owning a plastic toy to be considered a crime?

  82. Kronos says:

    Should it be a musical?

    I’m sure someone can write some catchy tunes.

    “When the Bell Curve tooolllleeeddd! Liberals broke down in despppaaaiiirrr.

    They ran around screeching!

    Bleating and Weeping!

    And there stood Steve Sailer ovveeerrr theeerrrreeee.

    The man who could notice, arms crossed like a lotus…

    He knew what was already theeerrreeee.

    That IQ wasn’t rubbish, that blacks can certainly Punish!

    Those who believed environmental intervention could save alllllll!

  83. @Dumbo

    Some of his original songs, like “The Check’s in the Mail” and “One More Minute,” are great too.

  84. J.Ross says:

    Of course he does, Steve’s never murdered a spouse.

  85. @Anonymous

    Not too many whites named Leung.

  86. @MEH 0910

    I did a few shows on the college radio where I interviewed professors often about a new book. I was good at coming up with questions about their specialties, but didn’t feel like I was a natural at it.

  87. @MEH 0910

    After my College Bowl team won the Rice tournament my sophomore year, we lost two members to graduation, including Steve H, Chuck and I held a competitive audition the next fall and the winners were two 16-year-old freshmen, Michael and Ronald, who were extremely good. They went on to finish #2 in the country when they were seniors.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
  88. Corvinus says:

    Wow, and for another $19.99, Mr. Sailer will personally autograph it. As your special gift, you will also receive a vintage looking glass for NOTICING.

    In other news about old photographs, check this one out!

    He should resign.

  89. @MikeatMikedotMike

    I bought it for $9.99.

    Somebody is selling off the photo archives of the “Houston Chronicle.”

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  90. Anonymous[154] • Disclaimer says:

    I remember when basketball and football players had the bad reputation among US athletes. As Steve has documented, the prototypical player in those leagues has become more genteel and less thuggish.

    Baseball, on the other hand, has seen a second (third?) explosion in the number of players from places where attitudes toward women might not have much in common with how things are done in the US. Unsurprisingly, of course, you see a lot more stories these days of baseball players being domestic abusers (eg. Julio Urias, Domingo German, Odubel Herrera) or rapists (Felipe Vazquez). Fights seem slightly more common now than 10-15 years ago (eg. Reds’ Yasiel Puig has been at the center of a number of kerfuffles this year) Baseball has taken over the NFL or NBA as the most thuggish pro sport, and I dare say it’s not close.

    • Replies: @Bubba
  91. Danny says:
    @MEH 0910

    That’s him, thanks! Mann graduated high school at 16. Really, really smart, glib, good guy. Anyone picked on him and we would ‘straighten’ him out quick…

  92. anon[398] • Disclaimer says:

    Cherry used to be slang for awesome back in the 80’s.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  93. JMcG says:
    @Redneck farmer

    See Tom Jones for further affirmation.

  94. Regret says:


    The constant flipping on who really ought to be offended was worth a chuckle. And then a stiff drink.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  95. @Steve Sailer

    Chapel Hill was tough to beat. I think we played them at Nationals in 1985.

    They need a senior’s league version of that game. Except… I find my speed on toss-up-type questions to be too slow. Trivia is a game best played by those under 46.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  96. @TomSchmidt

    At Rice at 1980 we arranged an exhibition match against a team of professors, including history prof Martin Weiner who had been on Harvard’s national champion in the 1960s. But our undergrad team dominated the toss-up questions on sheer speed.

    • Replies: @JimB
  97. I always thought you bear a strong resemblance to William Hurt. This belief was even more reinforced when I saw a YouTube interview of you.

  98. Bubba says:

    LOL! You have no idea. The NFL has exponentially far more money, extensive experience and hires the most expensive, nastiest, POS lawyers and PR firms than the MLB to sweep these problems under the rug.

    You talk about MLB “kerfuffles” when the NFL got Ray Lewis off a murder charge back in 2000 and then the next year he was Defensive Player of the Year (after his NFL lawyers forced him to “snitch” and they pulled an OJ to get rid of his blood stained clothes clothes he was wearing that night). Do you understand the irony of that and the billions he meant to the NFL?

    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  99. J.Ross says:

    Do yourself a favor and stay away from the Netflix Season. Among their innovations are bumpers (Netflix has commercial breaks?) where they explain at length “how he eats and breathes and other science facts.”
    High School Big Shot might be the most pulpishly fiftiesish movie ever, especially in the opening (a teen breaks the fourth wall and describes bleakly how he plans to interrupt a payroll transfer at a dock), but it gets competition from the one where desperate teenaged delinquents hold a farm family hostage.

    • Replies: @Bubba
  100. J1234 says:

    So funny, because “Jack Elam after a traffic accident” has always been my go-to description of Garrison Keillor. I know…that’s pretty cruel on my part; Jack Elam was probably a nice guy.

    I got the impression that the two anonymous women who said this to me thought I would take it as a compliment, but I should’ve replied, “Funny you should mention that, because I was just about to say that you look a lot like Mama Cass!”

  101. @kaganovitch

    That’s retarded.

    Replacing plastic with a real meat will drive Burger King’s food cost through the roof.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  102. J.Ross says:
    @Steve Sailer

    At a local used book store I came across these gorgeous little yearbook or school magazine things from “Detroit High School,” pre-WWI through the mid-twenties, student art better than anything computers do now, the kids depicted probably going on to run parts of GM. But the guy wanted twenty bucks each for them. If I bought them it would just be to scan them and they may already be scanned somewhere.
    Lefties look at old yearbooks and see progress, I see degeneration.

  103. Goatweed says:

    The Rice Thresher list you on their fine arts staff.

    Movies for two points? (I should have guessed you were their modern dance correspondent)

    How did you balance three majors and everything else?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  104. @Goatweed

    I was the college newspaper’s rock music critic for my last 2.5 years at Rice U.:

    I didn’t watch many movies until after college.

  105. BB753 says:

    My theory is that Tom Jones has been wearing wigs since 1965! He looks like the type of man who goes bald soon.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  106. @Bubba

    Yeah, I think Steve has pointed out in the past that most NFL teams have fixers who make the comparatively minor crimes just disappear, i.e. the crimes are never reported and no trial ever happens.

    • Replies: @Bubba
  107. Anonymous[160] • Disclaimer says:

    “Cherry” meant “mint condition” or “as newly done”, derived of course from “virginal” from the reference to the hymen.

    “That ‘34 roadster is cherry” usually meant it was a hot rod with a fresh and well done paint job. It could also refer to the color, being usually a fine grained metallic red similar to Candy Apple Red (which counter to all their other colors started on Fender guitars and went to cars and ski boats) but a little darker.

    A stock restored car would not be called “cherry” because restorers just didn’t talk that way.

    The Beach Boys had a song called “Cherry Cherry Coupe”. They’d jumped the shark by then: they referred to the de-handled doors opening with a “sellunoid system.”

  108. MBlanc46 says:

    I hate to waste a Troll on this turkey, so I’ll just say, “troll”.

  109. @BB753

    He did age, as we all do.

    I saw Tom Jones ten years ago in concert. My company was a sponsor so I had to be there. I took my wife.

    We were standing outside the venue when a golf cart rolled by with a little old gentleman in the passenger seat. He smiled at us. I waved and nodded at him, thinking he was one of our people or something, and he waved and said hello as he glided by. I didn’t recognize him, but my wife did. It was Tom.

    On stage he transformed into the virile man with the strong voice that my mother used to watch on TV. He definitely still had it.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  110. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    along with their unidentified faculty coach, standing behind them.

    Is that coach Stan Barber from Steve’s photo?

  111. OT but related to this topic. (Is that even possible? It’s late)

    In my zig here, zag there travels around the web, I occasionally drop by the site. I follow Chateau Heartiste, who posts under @Heartiste.

    It is not uncommon at all for an related posting to be made. This showed up today.

    [email protected]

    Commenters got sidetracked at this Sailer post wondering if Steve’s curly hair meant he was part jewish.

    AFAIK, curly hair (more precisely, wavy hair), isn’t terribly uncommon among European Gentiles. You can find curly-haired among the Welsh and Alpine Germans. Fully Christian Italians and Greeks can sometimes have curly hair.

    The Jewfro is particularly ugly because it’s as kinky as White-ish hair can get before being classified an actual fro. The curls of Euro Gentiles are softer and wavier. This, among other unavoidably anti-woke comparisons, must drive jews nuts.

    I didn’t follow Heartiste’s heydays in the PUA universe as Roissy from DC. and quite a bit of heavy criticism and vitriol has rained down upon him for years for his contributions to that world.

    I always thought all of the sound and fury was unfounded and misdirected. If it offends you, don’t read it. And if a woman is so clueless as to fall for a PUA’s moves (apparently against her will), don’t have too much to drink when you go out.

    Heartiste’s focus now, as far as I can tell, is on the political and sociological matters like those that appear here on Sailer’s blog and throughout He has a provocative, stinging style to his phrasing, and his insights are original.

    He is doubtlessly a reader of Sailer’s blog, and through his posts on he is exposing this blog and all of to more potential readers.

  112. @MEH 0910

    The other guy in the picture is a math professor at a college even older than Columbia U.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  113. @kaganovitch

    At our local Mexican supermarket we saw sizeable toy helicopters sharing clear plastic bags with small candy bars. I joked to the Mrs that it probably was a scam to put the toys on the EBT card, i.e., food stamps.

    Then we just stared at each other in the realization that that is exactly what they were doing.

    Explains all the plastic in the barrio yards.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  114. @Buzz Mohawk

    Music never dies. Sometimes it gets lost for awhile in the shuffle.

  115. @petit bourgeois

    That’s a good example of what our duskier chums are trying to achieve when they do their not-quite-rhyming yelling. It’s not Noël Coward (who knew how to spit rhymes in variable metre, y’all) – but the same is true of that other American ersatz-Coward (Lehrer).

    I still think the best wigger putdown happened a decade or so earlier – Offspring’s “And All the Girlies Say I’m Pretty Fly (for a white guy)“.

    Offspring was a bit of a zinger-factory for a while – “Hit That”, “Get a Job”, “Come Out and Play” were both more and less subtle than Green Day’s “American Idiot” or Everclear’s “Volvo Drivin Soccer Mom”.

  116. duncsbaby says:

    Weird Al might’ve sported a jewfro but he’s as goy as anyone. He’s a practicing Christian of Serbian descent.

  117. Steve, are you implying the Rice College Bowl Team/Rice Cheerleadering Team orgy scene actually happened?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  118. @Reg Cæsar

    At our local Mexican supermarket we saw sizeable toy helicopters sharing clear plastic bags with small candy bars. I joked to the Mrs that it probably was a scam to put the toys on the EBT card, i.e., food stamps.Then we just stared at each other in the realization that that is exactly what they were doing.

    A variation on the old scam to get around the prohibition on selling likker to Native Americans .Potatoes one dollar.Everyone who buys gets a free drink. It’s like that Lily Tomlin line “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”

  119. Bubba says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Yes, thanks for jogging my memory. You are right and I should have linked to it. Mea culpa. Here it is…

  120. JimB says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Remember the good old days when college students were actually expected to know something?

  121. @Danny

    Is that Ronald Mann in the center?

    No. It’s John Fogerty.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  122. @Anon

    The idea of making the children of dumb parents smart by having the parents, or a proxy, pretend to behave like smart parents in the present of the kids, will never die.

    Magic Books, Magic Words, and Magic Parents.

  123. @obwandiyag

    Looks like Steve’s talking to John Fogerty in the middle there.

  124. Queastor says:

    I went to Robert E. Lee and knew Ronald and my parents kept up with his parents over the years. Crazy that someone else here knows him as well.

  125. @Bubba

    If you liked MST3K, you might like the Rifftrax that the same guys do these days. Some are really funny. Some of my favorite Rifftrax movie are: Treasure of the Amazon, The Bermuda Triangle, Pyscho II, Galaxy Invader, Curse of Bigfoot, Pyschotronic Man, The Star Wars Holiday Special, and Karate Kid III.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Bubba
  126. SFG says:

    I believe you do, and I know I do (though I’m only a halfie). Maybe now that Stephen Miller has a girlfriend he can spawn a few rightie-Hebrews to help the cause 😉

    I’m not sure about Adelson; he’s supported immigration in the past, though that basically just makes him another rich guy. He threw in with Trump for practical reasons. I suspect a lot of these guys like Hazony just see where the wind is blowing and figure they want to be in the tent pissing out rather than the other way around.

    But…that’s OK, because politics is about coalitions. If Hazony and Co. can take the Nazi edge off ‘national conservatism’ or whatever they’re calling it and make it respectable with Christian Zionists and the Adelson big money types, it might make a difference by dragging the rest of the GOP in a nationalist direction and actually building up an intellectual edifice to support them. (The lack of think tank types to staff the government is one big reason Trump has run into trouble, IMHO–he’s a general with soldiers but no lieutenants and captains, so he’s had to rely on unenthusiastic warmed-over neocons and big business types).

    The big problem is going to be making sure we don’t get dragged into another unnecessary war.

  127. J.Ross says:
    @Sam Malone

    Several more:
    The Guy from Harlem is so bad that the Riff crew appear before the film to explain that they did not edit it. I mean, that’s pretty bad.
    Frankenstein Island is a confusingly overwrought spectacle of elderly actors (featuring John Carradine) crammed into the late-twentieth-century Western idees-fixes of fur bikini Amazons and hot air balloons.
    All the shorts compilations are great.
    House on Haunted Hill (Vincent Price version) is a classic by itself and they do a nice live show with it.
    Samurai Cop is so astonishingly bad that it would be hilarious without riffing, but it’s lovely live with the bonus song at the end from Kevin. Watch the enormous (and not terribly Japanese) Robert Z’dar hide in hospital equipment!
    The Devil’s Hand is a great piece of early sixties, pre-“mod” LA workmanlike show business — the sets and special effects look like they could be on any standard early 60s network TV show, there’s some nice jazz percussion, and the police commissioner from Batman runs a cult that relies on high end Madame Alexander type dolls.
    Miami Connection is about a huge rock band, comprised of orphans from diverse backgrounds, that are also Korean-style ninjas, and almost all of them die. They die because Miami is also crawling with other ninjas (who do not divide their practice time by being in a successful rock band and attending community college).
    Yor, Hunter from the Future, is a dopey Conan rip off that decides to also rip off Star Wars (and also decry nuclear energy).
    Also check out “The Film Crew,” a short-lived project the same guys worked on for a proper channel. The twelve-episode “Cinematic Titanic” features pretty much everybody else from MST3K (including Dr Forrester and TV’s Frank) and has that Joel character to it, you may not care for it if you’re a “Mike guy.”

  128. @J1234

    Telling people they look like Garrison Keillor should be a hate crime.

    His brothers are shorter and wider, but at least one has the same face. I share some acquaintances with a younger Keillor, and they say he’s a fine fellow, which Garry is not. Looks aren’t everything!

  129. @anon

    Did MST3000 ever feature Nude On the Moon?

  130. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Rupert Holmes also wrote “Timothy”.

    Timothy didn’t escape. Thus his story was banned by the BBC.

  131. Bubba says:

    Thank you! I really appreciate that as I’ve avoided the remake on Netflix for the past few years. And absolutely no one I work with as ever seen the originals.

    The original MST 3K had that dry Minnesota humor which was so brilliant.

    One of my favorite lines:

    Servo: So Crow, if we ever get off this ship, what’s the first thing you’re going to do when we get to Earth?
    Crow: Uh well the first thing I’m gonna do is kill Sandy Frank!
    Servo: Oh, that’s just a given!

    (I was lucky that I knew who Sandy Frank was from my Dad who worked with him in the 60’s).

  132. Bubba says:
    @Sam Malone

    Whoa! Thanks to you it’s an early Christmas my wife and me! Never heard about Rifftrax before and can’t thank you enough for letting me know about it. 🙂

    • Replies: @Sam Malone
  133. el topo says:

    I’m thinking more in the direction of Gabe Kaplan or Michael Medved.

  134. @Bubba

    You’re welcome, I’ve got an enormous amount of enjoyment from them over the years. The Rifftrax “Shorts” they do are often just as good or better, where they mock short 5-15 minute PSAs usually from the 1950-70s.

  135. @Jim Don Bob

    Luckily for you Saul Zaentz is dead.

    As an aside, I was listening to Michael Douglas on Marc Maron’s podcast and Maron tried to bait Douglas by mentioning Zaentz, but he wouldn’t bite. For those wondering about the connection, Douglas and Zaentz co-produced One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

  136. MEH 0910 says:

    The photo is available for sale again at Amazon. I thought there would have been just the one original press photo for sale.

    Price: $19.99 & FREE Shipping

    Ships from and sold by WonderClub.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  137. @MEH 0910

    Thanks, I bought it last week for $9.99 and scanned it.

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