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Update: the video of the interview will be up on Bitchute in several hours. Just go to Bitchute.com and search for Steve Sailer.

You can watch it live, or later on Bitchute.

Any hints on lighting or camera angle to make me look less like Mitch McConnell?

 
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  1. Dude, you don’t look anything like Mitch McConnell!

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    , @anonymous
    @Cato

    Be real...be yourself--and bugger camera angles.

  2. Here’s my question to the two of you:

    It’s 2030, and the sun has unexpectedly started to go supernova. Vice President Elon Musk has asked you to choose 100 people, and the eggs and sperm of 1000 men and women, who will board his starship to reach the nearest inhabitable planet (1000 years away). Who do you choose?

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @TelfoedJohn

    That depends on how long the journey takes.

    If it is more than 20 years, you should probably take equal numbers of men and women, since the spaceship would run out of space if each man mated with multiple women.

    If it was a shorter trip, the women to men ratio should be higher the shorter the trip is.

    So, the number of men should be 10 + (2 x (number of years the trip would take up to 20)).

    All the people should have IQs above 140. At least ten men and ten women should have IQs above 170.

    Nobody should have any genetic disease (or highly heritable issues) in their ancestry at least four generations back.

    All the people should be at least at the 80th percentile for height, no diabetes, no disabled people (a few mildly aspy people are fine), no severely colorblind. Everyone should have at least one grandparent who made it to 90, and no parents or grandparents who died of cancer, stroke, or heart attack before 80.

    All the chicks should be at least 8s.

    Nobody should share any great-grandparents.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Gary in Gramercy, @AndrewR

    , @Kronos
    @TelfoedJohn

    Remember, you’ll need to create a few spaceships that are fake to throw off the Washington D.C. rats. That way you’ll have an uninterrupted selection process without political insiders or diversity typecasts all over you.

    https://youtu.be/e0HAD2z6y5c

    I’d recommend you add Larry Summers and Rahm Emanuel for a highly publicized (fake) spaceship to take the pressure off.

    , @Cato
    @TelfoedJohn

    This sounds like a "mine-shaft gap" question. I'd say follow the wisdom of Islam and have a 4:1 ratio of females to males. Pick people with high IQ (obvious), with a doctorate (shows social conformity), and the most athletic in that subset (unless there is a reason I don't know that athleticism won't matter in space). Also have lots of genetic heterogeneity (people from every continent). In each subsequent generation, there will be in vitro selection (as Nick Bostrom describes in his wonderful book Superintelligence), so the best genes of these best people will be passed on to the next generation.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    , @Ron Mexico
    @TelfoedJohn

    At first I couldn't get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS, but then I remembered that I live in a country that elected Obama and recently chose a retarded corpse who among his voting constituents could claim 11 month olds and folks born during the Civil War era. So, yeah, Elon Musk VP.

    Replies: @TelfoedJohn, @Bill Jones

    , @AndrewR
    @TelfoedJohn

    Eggs and sperm of me and my 1,000 closest kinfolk

  3. @Cato
    Dude, you don't look anything like Mitch McConnell!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anonymous

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Wear a tee shirt with “testudo Aubreii” on it?

    From the Wikipedia article on Stephen Maturin:


    As well as his activities as a physician and agent, Maturin is a celebrated natural philosopher in the age of scientific discovery. He is, like Aubrey, a member of the Royal Society. His interests are wide, but he has a particular interest in wildlife, particularly birds and their anatomy. He discovers and names the hitherto unknown species of giant tortoise Testudo aubreii on a remote and uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean.”

    , @Rob McX
    @Steve Sailer

    You're still a long way from Mitch. He looks like a bespectacled guinea pig.

    , @Kronos
    @Steve Sailer

    I wouldn’t worry about it.

    But this video is still a classic.

    https://youtu.be/XhfuGNDcdaA

    , @larry lurker
    @Steve Sailer

    As others have said, the most important thing is getting the laptop to eye level. Lighting it’s harder to give advice on because webcams do so many auto-adjustments. One idea: bouncing the light from a bright lamp off of the wall behind the laptop might not result in the best overall image quality, but it’s a decent hack for soft light.

    But yeah, laptop at eye level for sure.

    Replies: @jb

    , @Anon
    @Steve Sailer

    There's plenty of videos on YouTube. Better from slightly above, with good light which depends on your house. Choose your background wisely. Don't sweat it, you are who you are, and it's too late to be an actor anyway.

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Steve Sailer

    https://twitter.com/gabegundacker/status/930953031369273344/photo/2

    , @Neoconned
    @Steve Sailer

    Apply make-up and talk about your voluminous hair Steve.....get in touch with your inner bimbo....

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Steve Sailer

    "I look like a turtle out of my shell."

    You look nothing like Sheila Kuehl.

    Replies: @D. K.

  4. You over pronounce middle syllables in long words.

    That’s not such a bad thing, but it seems to give you a “midwest” accent to people who are not from there.

    As for lighting, multiple sources looks better than one strong light or window.

    • Replies: @ganderson
    @Lot

    Yah yahknow, nothin wrong with a midwest accent, donchaknow...

  5. I suggest starting the interview with a silly hat or disguise to distract the viewer from the inescapable fact that you resemble a rather tall turtle, and also Dutton likes that shtick. Also, make it so you’re looking slightly up at the camera, and maybe rest your chin in your hand, looking thoughtful.

    Or you could just realize that 99% of your 99% male audience doesn’t care in the slightest what you look like, as long as you don’t look like those guys that run Twitter and Facebook.

  6. Don’t do it Steve. It will only make you seem pedestrian. Take advantage of the mystique that the world of pixels provides to you and your thought.

  7. I’m excited to see you! You don’t normally wear glasses do you? I imagine it’d be hard to pull a Mitch without any glasses.

  8. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    Wear a tee shirt with “testudo Aubreii” on it?

    From the Wikipedia article on Stephen Maturin:


    As well as his activities as a physician and agent, Maturin is a celebrated natural philosopher in the age of scientific discovery. He is, like Aubrey, a member of the Royal Society. His interests are wide, but he has a particular interest in wildlife, particularly birds and their anatomy. He discovers and names the hitherto unknown species of giant tortoise Testudo aubreii on a remote and uninhabited island in the Indian Ocean.”

    • LOL: ic1000
  9. Camera needs to be eye level and parallel to the plane of your face.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Jack Armstrong

    Try the camera above eye level too- use what looks best. We elevate the camera by putting the laptop on top of a stack of books or a desktop shelf. When the camera is too low it makes it can make the subject look sleepy or stoned with heavily-lidded eyes. If you have time to get one, a higher quality webcam with HD video quality and better light sensitivity than the native camera will look better. Autofocus can be slow to respond if you move much while talking, so look at a cam that can turn off autofocus or has a faster response time.

    Also, turn up your computer screen brightness to max as a diffuse source of facial illumination, in addition to some room lamps arrayed to provide multiple light sources and/or daylight through a window. Try different locations for the lamps and put white fabric over them if that helps. Think of the white umbrellas that are used to diffuse lighting in a portrait studio. Ring lights that surround the screen are nice. Maybe white string lights around the periphery of the screen would serve the same purpose.

  10. A long blonde wig. It will make you look less like Mitch McConnell but more like Mrs. Clinton.

    • LOL: Mark G.
  11. @TelfoedJohn
    Here’s my question to the two of you:

    It’s 2030, and the sun has unexpectedly started to go supernova. Vice President Elon Musk has asked you to choose 100 people, and the eggs and sperm of 1000 men and women, who will board his starship to reach the nearest inhabitable planet (1000 years away). Who do you choose?
     

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Kronos, @Cato, @Ron Mexico, @AndrewR

    That depends on how long the journey takes.

    If it is more than 20 years, you should probably take equal numbers of men and women, since the spaceship would run out of space if each man mated with multiple women.

    If it was a shorter trip, the women to men ratio should be higher the shorter the trip is.

    So, the number of men should be 10 + (2 x (number of years the trip would take up to 20)).

    All the people should have IQs above 140. At least ten men and ten women should have IQs above 170.

    Nobody should have any genetic disease (or highly heritable issues) in their ancestry at least four generations back.

    All the people should be at least at the 80th percentile for height, no diabetes, no disabled people (a few mildly aspy people are fine), no severely colorblind. Everyone should have at least one grandparent who made it to 90, and no parents or grandparents who died of cancer, stroke, or heart attack before 80.

    All the chicks should be at least 8s.

    Nobody should share any great-grandparents.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Not Raul

    Why 80th percentile of height? It’s an advantage only in intraspecific competition, which is not the point of the selection.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Not Raul

    And, of course, Not Raul will be the captain of this ship, mild aspiness and all.
    .
    https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2183782/84554382.jpg

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Not Raul, @anon

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Not Raul

    "All the people should have IQs above 140. At least...ten women should have IQs above 170....

    "All the chicks should be at least 8s."

    Assuming that this isn't a complete joke ("...and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues..."), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8's and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills, @YetAnotherAnon, @ScarletNumber, @silviosilver

    , @AndrewR
    @Not Raul

    Ah yes because high IQ definitely doesn't come with any drawbacks

    Replies: @Not Raul

  12. Any hints on lighting or camera angle to make me look less like Mitch McConnell?

    You don’t look like Mitch McConnell.

    If you have tinted eyeglasses or regular sunglasses, wearing them can help when appearing on laptop cameras.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    Then he looks all glaucoma'd and weird retired to the sunbelt nut

    Dont sweat the McConnel. Theres pictures of you around.

    Mitch is better dressed than most congressman.

  13. During your interview perhaps you can discuss the Chang’e-5 lunar landing and the fact that despite 40+ years, space control rooms are not diverse. The horror!

  14. You do not look like Mitch McConnel. I even pulled up side by side pages to see if there was a resemblance. Nope. If anything Mitch wishes he would look like you.

    Though Google is kinder to you as Mitch’s photos are all pretty much unflattering. He’s often bug-eyed, cagey, sour faced, weird turned down mouth, puffed cheeks, etc. You’d think the swamp would be kinder to its own.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Amigo

    I keep telling that to my laptop camera, and it keeps showing me live video of myself looking like Mitch McConnell.

    Replies: @newrouter

  15. Dutton was quite an excellent contributor on the McSpencer Group until he went full election COPE-r. Hope he moves on soon and gets back to the interesting content.

  16. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    You’re still a long way from Mitch. He looks like a bespectacled guinea pig.

  17. Position your laptop on something to raise the camera near face height. Lot’s of people don’t understand that, and they look like they are staring down at the viewer.

    Avoid backlighting.

    Keep the background simple. Maybe a few golf photos.

    Also, shave, and say yes if anyone offers you makeup.

    • LOL: Gordo, ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Also, shave, and say yes if anyone offers you makeup.
     
    Can’t he just use a Snapchat filter or something like that? It would be much cheaper.

    https://punditfromanotherplanet.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/history_kennedy_and_nixon_4th_debate_speech_sf_still_624x352.jpg
    , @Hippopotamusdrome
  18. @Amigo
    You do not look like Mitch McConnel. I even pulled up side by side pages to see if there was a resemblance. Nope. If anything Mitch wishes he would look like you.

    Though Google is kinder to you as Mitch's photos are all pretty much unflattering. He's often bug-eyed, cagey, sour faced, weird turned down mouth, puffed cheeks, etc. You'd think the swamp would be kinder to its own.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I keep telling that to my laptop camera, and it keeps showing me live video of myself looking like Mitch McConnell.

    • Replies: @newrouter
    @Steve Sailer

    Wear the Santa hat for contrast with Mitch.

  19. The easiest way to look less bad on your home computer: place your computer higher up and farther away from you than you might think necessary. You want at least a neck-and-shoulders shot with your camera at about eye level. If you can maintain good sound quality, you can even move the computer far enough back to show part of your torso below your shoulders. This positioning also makes it easier to look into the camera directly when you talk (you should strive to avoid looking down at your computer screen).

    Most people sit too close to their computers, and end up being filmed from a low angle, i.e. up toward their faces. Pretty much everyone looks terrible this way.

    Also, lighting makes a huge difference, but it’s hard to control outside a studio. You want a nice uniform light source that’s facing you, but that’s also not too harsh/casts shadows. Any light coming from behind you isn’t going to help.

    • Replies: @danand
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last Real Calvinist nailed it.

    Start with lighting because that will dictate where you are sitting. Open up your shades and let the natural light pour in; don’t let the light come in behind you.

    Have your largest light source right in front of you. Face your brightest source of light (usually a window).

    Your screen can be a large source of light, so adjust your screen brightness, especially if you are performing without natural light. A bright screen may add unflattering highlights to your face, making you look like Casper the Ghost.

    There is one, and only one, acceptable camera angle: head-on at eye level.

    Your table is almost certainly going to be lower than your face, and that means people are going to get an unflattering look up at you. Make sure your camera is at the same level as your eyes. You don’t want people to feel like they are looking up or down at you.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Old Prude

  20. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    I wouldn’t worry about it.

    But this video is still a classic.

    • LOL: Cato
  21. Say, “on the other hand,” and then “on the other other hand.” That would be cool.

    • Agree: wren
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Buzz Mohawk

    If Dutton prefaces every question with "so what you are saying...", leave the interview, Steve, you'll exist in eternity as a meme.

    https://medium.com/@stianchrister/24-memes-that-sum-up-jordan-peterson-vs-cathy-newman-7c7b9229f2f

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Say, “on the other hand,” and then “on the other other hand.” That would be cool.
     
    Saying "On the one hand..." is funny,.............if you're Jeffrey Toobin.

    Replies: @anon

    , @Old Prude
    @Buzz Mohawk

    “I am of two minds”. Always a cool starter.

  22. @Steve Sailer
    @Amigo

    I keep telling that to my laptop camera, and it keeps showing me live video of myself looking like Mitch McConnell.

    Replies: @newrouter

    Wear the Santa hat for contrast with Mitch.

  23. Make sure there aren’t any little children running around your house.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    @Buzz Mohawk

    What a timeless classic.

  24. Just be careful not to pull a Jeffrey Toobin….

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anon


    Just be careful not to pull a Jeffrey Toobin
     
    Yes, do not 'wax the dolphin' or 'pull the penguin' on the visual feed.
    Keep that stuff for when you're hiding in your closet.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Anon

    Never pull your Toobin on camera -- unless you are being paid to do so.

    Replies: @Dissident

  25. @TelfoedJohn
    Here’s my question to the two of you:

    It’s 2030, and the sun has unexpectedly started to go supernova. Vice President Elon Musk has asked you to choose 100 people, and the eggs and sperm of 1000 men and women, who will board his starship to reach the nearest inhabitable planet (1000 years away). Who do you choose?
     

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Kronos, @Cato, @Ron Mexico, @AndrewR

    Remember, you’ll need to create a few spaceships that are fake to throw off the Washington D.C. rats. That way you’ll have an uninterrupted selection process without political insiders or diversity typecasts all over you.

    I’d recommend you add Larry Summers and Rahm Emanuel for a highly publicized (fake) spaceship to take the pressure off.

    • Thanks: BenKenobi
  26. @TelfoedJohn
    Here’s my question to the two of you:

    It’s 2030, and the sun has unexpectedly started to go supernova. Vice President Elon Musk has asked you to choose 100 people, and the eggs and sperm of 1000 men and women, who will board his starship to reach the nearest inhabitable planet (1000 years away). Who do you choose?
     

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Kronos, @Cato, @Ron Mexico, @AndrewR

    This sounds like a “mine-shaft gap” question. I’d say follow the wisdom of Islam and have a 4:1 ratio of females to males. Pick people with high IQ (obvious), with a doctorate (shows social conformity), and the most athletic in that subset (unless there is a reason I don’t know that athleticism won’t matter in space). Also have lots of genetic heterogeneity (people from every continent). In each subsequent generation, there will be in vitro selection (as Nick Bostrom describes in his wonderful book Superintelligence), so the best genes of these best people will be passed on to the next generation.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Cato


    with a doctorate (shows social conformity)
     
    Wow.......

    Replies: @Cato

  27. Cam eye-level and don’t sit too close are good tips. But frankly, most people will still look terrible.
    Don’t worry too much about it though. Just as your voice never sounds as bad to anyone else as it does to you, you don’t look as bad to others as you think you do either.

    The most important reminder is: don’t get caught Zoom dicking.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @silviosilver


    Just as your voice never sounds as bad to anyone else as it does to you, you don’t look as bad to others as you think you do either.

     

    This is excellent advice.
  28. OT
    Walter Williams died

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Thea

    Re: Walter Williams's passing.
    😢 One of the greats. God rest his soul.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  29. @The Last Real Calvinist
    The easiest way to look less bad on your home computer: place your computer higher up and farther away from you than you might think necessary. You want at least a neck-and-shoulders shot with your camera at about eye level. If you can maintain good sound quality, you can even move the computer far enough back to show part of your torso below your shoulders. This positioning also makes it easier to look into the camera directly when you talk (you should strive to avoid looking down at your computer screen).

    Most people sit too close to their computers, and end up being filmed from a low angle, i.e. up toward their faces. Pretty much everyone looks terrible this way.

    Also, lighting makes a huge difference, but it's hard to control outside a studio. You want a nice uniform light source that's facing you, but that's also not too harsh/casts shadows. Any light coming from behind you isn't going to help.

    Replies: @danand

    The Last Real Calvinist nailed it.

    Start with lighting because that will dictate where you are sitting. Open up your shades and let the natural light pour in; don’t let the light come in behind you.

    Have your largest light source right in front of you. Face your brightest source of light (usually a window).

    Your screen can be a large source of light, so adjust your screen brightness, especially if you are performing without natural light. A bright screen may add unflattering highlights to your face, making you look like Casper the Ghost.

    There is one, and only one, acceptable camera angle: head-on at eye level.

    Your table is almost certainly going to be lower than your face, and that means people are going to get an unflattering look up at you. Make sure your camera is at the same level as your eyes. You don’t want people to feel like they are looking up or down at you.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @danand

    Beyond even eye level, a shot from slightly above is preferable to a shot from slightly below. An above/downward shot obscures signs of aging like sagging jowls.

    Regardless of angle, avoid direct lighting. When I Zoom, I turn off the lights in my kitchen, open the door to the living room slightly, and let the light from the other room bounce off the white walls in front of me. This creates a nice balance in favor of illuminating the face over illuminating the background, and the soft disperse reflected light illuminates my face evenly without casting shadows.

    Make sure you wear the right colors. There is an old book from the 1980s called Color for Men you should pick up if you're going to be in video much. For you, Steve, don't wear black or white or other colors/patterns with strong contrast.

    I recommend using ear buds, but not those Apple ones that make you look like you're wearing earrings. And if you're going to be doing more podcasting in the future, a good tabletop microphone looks good and improves sound quality. But the number one thing for that is your internet connection.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    , @Old Prude
    @danand

    Thank you. I will TRY to pass this along to Mrs Prude, who stares into her iPhone, back to the picture window, screen pointed up at the recessed lights on FaceTime calls. All chin and glare.

  30. If it is zoom or something, and you can move his video window near your camera, that helps too, imo.

    Look right into the camera, rather than at the screen, if at all possible.

  31. @TelfoedJohn
    Here’s my question to the two of you:

    It’s 2030, and the sun has unexpectedly started to go supernova. Vice President Elon Musk has asked you to choose 100 people, and the eggs and sperm of 1000 men and women, who will board his starship to reach the nearest inhabitable planet (1000 years away). Who do you choose?
     

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Kronos, @Cato, @Ron Mexico, @AndrewR

    At first I couldn’t get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS, but then I remembered that I live in a country that elected Obama and recently chose a retarded corpse who among his voting constituents could claim 11 month olds and folks born during the Civil War era. So, yeah, Elon Musk VP.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
    @Ron Mexico

    I forgot to mention, Barron Trump is POTUS. At least he is over 80th percentile height. Maybe he can the mate with the Rwandan president’s daughter.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @anon

    , @Bill Jones
    @Ron Mexico


    At first I couldn’t get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS
     
    Why is one more African POTUS such a big deal?

    Are you biased against whites?

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  32. Journalists always ask you first what you, the expert, think about a subject. Then (and this is radio and TV), they will go live and introduce you by telling the audience most of what you had just told them. As if they had always known those things. Then they ask you, live, what else you have to say. First time this happened to me, I was in shock, I had nothing left to say. So you have to keep something surprising back, so that you aren’t exploited. Just saying. But you probably already know this.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Cato

    Ed isn't a journalist though, he won't be pulling gotcha stunts like that.

    , @silviosilver
    @Cato


    they will go live and introduce you by telling the audience most of what you had just told them. As if they had always known those things.
     
    Not just interviews, they give the impression they're knowledgeable about all sorts of things they were completely clueless about till two seconds ago. And even after they've done their "research", they're still largely clueless, simply because it's not possible to truly know something a subject without having studied it in some depth. I've really come to resent this about journalists.
  33. @Not Raul
    @TelfoedJohn

    That depends on how long the journey takes.

    If it is more than 20 years, you should probably take equal numbers of men and women, since the spaceship would run out of space if each man mated with multiple women.

    If it was a shorter trip, the women to men ratio should be higher the shorter the trip is.

    So, the number of men should be 10 + (2 x (number of years the trip would take up to 20)).

    All the people should have IQs above 140. At least ten men and ten women should have IQs above 170.

    Nobody should have any genetic disease (or highly heritable issues) in their ancestry at least four generations back.

    All the people should be at least at the 80th percentile for height, no diabetes, no disabled people (a few mildly aspy people are fine), no severely colorblind. Everyone should have at least one grandparent who made it to 90, and no parents or grandparents who died of cancer, stroke, or heart attack before 80.

    All the chicks should be at least 8s.

    Nobody should share any great-grandparents.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Gary in Gramercy, @AndrewR

    Why 80th percentile of height? It’s an advantage only in intraspecific competition, which is not the point of the selection.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @Ben tillman


    Why 80th percentile of height? It’s an advantage only in intraspecific competition, which is not the point of the selection.
     
    It helps weed out people with stunted growth.

    Replies: @ben tillman

  34. @Buzz Mohawk
    Say, "on the other hand," and then "on the other other hand." That would be cool.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Mr. Anon, @Old Prude

    If Dutton prefaces every question with “so what you are saying…”, leave the interview, Steve, you’ll exist in eternity as a meme.

    https://medium.com/@stianchrister/24-memes-that-sum-up-jordan-peterson-vs-cathy-newman-7c7b9229f2f

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Ron Mexico

    That is a great link. Thank you!

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

  35. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    As others have said, the most important thing is getting the laptop to eye level. Lighting it’s harder to give advice on because webcams do so many auto-adjustments. One idea: bouncing the light from a bright lamp off of the wall behind the laptop might not result in the best overall image quality, but it’s a decent hack for soft light.

    But yeah, laptop at eye level for sure.

    • Replies: @jb
    @larry lurker

    If you tilt the screen back so you are looking at it directly, isn't the camera effectively at eye level?

  36. Any hints on lighting or camera angle to make me look less like Mitch McConnell?

    Wear this:

    • Replies: @Kronos
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’m kinda worried the cocaine in the background will look too much like food stains and/or dandruff. Too risky. Still a great shirt to wear while picking up Taco Bell with your friends at 3:00AM.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Taco_Bell_night.ogv/640px--Taco_Bell_night.ogv.jpg

  37. Who’s Edward Dutton?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Anon

    Prof. Edward Dutton: The Jolly Heretic

    https://www.youtube.com/c/DrEdwardDuttonTheJollyHeretic/

    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/thejollyheretic/

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  38. @Not Raul
    @TelfoedJohn

    That depends on how long the journey takes.

    If it is more than 20 years, you should probably take equal numbers of men and women, since the spaceship would run out of space if each man mated with multiple women.

    If it was a shorter trip, the women to men ratio should be higher the shorter the trip is.

    So, the number of men should be 10 + (2 x (number of years the trip would take up to 20)).

    All the people should have IQs above 140. At least ten men and ten women should have IQs above 170.

    Nobody should have any genetic disease (or highly heritable issues) in their ancestry at least four generations back.

    All the people should be at least at the 80th percentile for height, no diabetes, no disabled people (a few mildly aspy people are fine), no severely colorblind. Everyone should have at least one grandparent who made it to 90, and no parents or grandparents who died of cancer, stroke, or heart attack before 80.

    All the chicks should be at least 8s.

    Nobody should share any great-grandparents.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Gary in Gramercy, @AndrewR

    And, of course, Not Raul will be the captain of this ship, mild aspiness and all.
    .

    • LOL: TelfoedJohn
    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    @Buzz Mohawk

    mild aspiness and all

    For 'certain values of mild'.

    , @Not Raul
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Sorry, Buzz; but you and your two friends wouldn't meet the criteria.

    , @anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    No hoverhand detected. He's holding 'em like Trump would.

    PS: Women really do come as a package. One of the two is instantly recognizable as hotter than the other in so many, seemingly independent, ways.

  39. Any hints on lighting or camera angle to make me look less like Mitch McConnell?

    Lot’s suggestions were good. Also, I would recommend having the camera slightly above you, so that you’re looking up into it rather than down into it. Looking up stretches out your neck. Looking down into the camera makes one look jowly, like a bullfrog. Also, people can see your nosehair.

    Good luck.

  40. @Buzz Mohawk
    Say, "on the other hand," and then "on the other other hand." That would be cool.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Mr. Anon, @Old Prude

    Say, “on the other hand,” and then “on the other other hand.” That would be cool.

    Saying “On the one hand…” is funny,………….if you’re Jeffrey Toobin.

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @anon
    @Mr. Anon

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=296jHs4im-U

  41. Don’t shave anything but your neck, leave the beard and moustache but make it a little neat (but not too much)

  42. @Reg Cæsar

    Any hints on lighting or camera angle to make me look less like Mitch McConnell?
     
    Wear this:


    https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/mitch-mcconnell-cocaine-t-shirt.jpg

    Replies: @Kronos

    I’m kinda worried the cocaine in the background will look too much like food stains and/or dandruff. Too risky. Still a great shirt to wear while picking up Taco Bell with your friends at 3:00AM.

  43. @silviosilver
    Cam eye-level and don't sit too close are good tips. But frankly, most people will still look terrible.
    Don't worry too much about it though. Just as your voice never sounds as bad to anyone else as it does to you, you don't look as bad to others as you think you do either.

    The most important reminder is: don't get caught Zoom dicking.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Just as your voice never sounds as bad to anyone else as it does to you, you don’t look as bad to others as you think you do either.

    This is excellent advice.

  44. @Jack Armstrong
    Camera needs to be eye level and parallel to the plane of your face.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Try the camera above eye level too- use what looks best. We elevate the camera by putting the laptop on top of a stack of books or a desktop shelf. When the camera is too low it makes it can make the subject look sleepy or stoned with heavily-lidded eyes. If you have time to get one, a higher quality webcam with HD video quality and better light sensitivity than the native camera will look better. Autofocus can be slow to respond if you move much while talking, so look at a cam that can turn off autofocus or has a faster response time.

    Also, turn up your computer screen brightness to max as a diffuse source of facial illumination, in addition to some room lamps arrayed to provide multiple light sources and/or daylight through a window. Try different locations for the lamps and put white fabric over them if that helps. Think of the white umbrellas that are used to diffuse lighting in a portrait studio. Ring lights that surround the screen are nice. Maybe white string lights around the periphery of the screen would serve the same purpose.

  45. @Ron Mexico
    @TelfoedJohn

    At first I couldn't get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS, but then I remembered that I live in a country that elected Obama and recently chose a retarded corpse who among his voting constituents could claim 11 month olds and folks born during the Civil War era. So, yeah, Elon Musk VP.

    Replies: @TelfoedJohn, @Bill Jones

    I forgot to mention, Barron Trump is POTUS. At least he is over 80th percentile height. Maybe he can the mate with the Rwandan president’s daughter.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @TelfoedJohn

    Too bad Elena Della Donne is a lesbo. She would be an ideal mate for height and attractiveness. I would go for a younger Dafne Schippers in this planned breeding scenario.

    , @anon
    @TelfoedJohn

    Barron Trump is now 99th percentile height. Probably 6'5"+. pic
    Happens when Dad is reasonably tall and model Mom is 5'11".

  46. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Not Raul

    And, of course, Not Raul will be the captain of this ship, mild aspiness and all.
    .
    https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2183782/84554382.jpg

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Not Raul, @anon

    mild aspiness and all

    For ‘certain values of mild’.

  47. @Thea
    OT
    Walter Williams died

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin

    Re: Walter Williams’s passing.
    😢 One of the greats. God rest his soul.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    I think we should remember that among his other gifts, Professor Williams freely granted white people absolution for the sins of their forebears.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20090724083833/http://economics.gmu.edu:80/wew/gift.html


    Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent

    Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay,

    Whereas, Europeans ignored the human rights pledges of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution,

    Whereas, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments meant little more than empty words,

    Therefore, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.

    But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline of the Hapsburg Dynasty, Napoleonic and Czarist adventurism, and gratuitous insults and speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent,

    I, Walter E. Williams, do declare full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry, for both their own grievances, and those of their forebears, against my people.

    Therefore, from this day forward Americans of European ancestry can stand straight and proud knowing they are without guilt and thus obliged not to act like damn fools in their relationships with Americans of African ancestry.


    Walter E. Williams, Gracious and Generous Grantor

     

  48. @danand
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last Real Calvinist nailed it.

    Start with lighting because that will dictate where you are sitting. Open up your shades and let the natural light pour in; don’t let the light come in behind you.

    Have your largest light source right in front of you. Face your brightest source of light (usually a window).

    Your screen can be a large source of light, so adjust your screen brightness, especially if you are performing without natural light. A bright screen may add unflattering highlights to your face, making you look like Casper the Ghost.

    There is one, and only one, acceptable camera angle: head-on at eye level.

    Your table is almost certainly going to be lower than your face, and that means people are going to get an unflattering look up at you. Make sure your camera is at the same level as your eyes. You don’t want people to feel like they are looking up or down at you.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Old Prude

    Beyond even eye level, a shot from slightly above is preferable to a shot from slightly below. An above/downward shot obscures signs of aging like sagging jowls.

    Regardless of angle, avoid direct lighting. When I Zoom, I turn off the lights in my kitchen, open the door to the living room slightly, and let the light from the other room bounce off the white walls in front of me. This creates a nice balance in favor of illuminating the face over illuminating the background, and the soft disperse reflected light illuminates my face evenly without casting shadows.

    Make sure you wear the right colors. There is an old book from the 1980s called Color for Men you should pick up if you’re going to be in video much. For you, Steve, don’t wear black or white or other colors/patterns with strong contrast.

    I recommend using ear buds, but not those Apple ones that make you look like you’re wearing earrings. And if you’re going to be doing more podcasting in the future, a good tabletop microphone looks good and improves sound quality. But the number one thing for that is your internet connection.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    Here's another idea: for your panhandling, do what Michael Malice does and agree to wear/do things on camera in return for donations.

    For example, I'm sure many readers here would pay big money to see you do the interview in blackface.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin

  49. @Chrisnonymous
    @danand

    Beyond even eye level, a shot from slightly above is preferable to a shot from slightly below. An above/downward shot obscures signs of aging like sagging jowls.

    Regardless of angle, avoid direct lighting. When I Zoom, I turn off the lights in my kitchen, open the door to the living room slightly, and let the light from the other room bounce off the white walls in front of me. This creates a nice balance in favor of illuminating the face over illuminating the background, and the soft disperse reflected light illuminates my face evenly without casting shadows.

    Make sure you wear the right colors. There is an old book from the 1980s called Color for Men you should pick up if you're going to be in video much. For you, Steve, don't wear black or white or other colors/patterns with strong contrast.

    I recommend using ear buds, but not those Apple ones that make you look like you're wearing earrings. And if you're going to be doing more podcasting in the future, a good tabletop microphone looks good and improves sound quality. But the number one thing for that is your internet connection.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Here’s another idea: for your panhandling, do what Michael Malice does and agree to wear/do things on camera in return for donations.

    For example, I’m sure many readers here would pay big money to see you do the interview in blackface.

    • LOL: Lockean Proviso
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Chrisnonymous

    Hell, I'd even pay money to see Obama do an interview in black face.

  50. You should be able to pull off this look with with free software.

  51. @TelfoedJohn
    Here’s my question to the two of you:

    It’s 2030, and the sun has unexpectedly started to go supernova. Vice President Elon Musk has asked you to choose 100 people, and the eggs and sperm of 1000 men and women, who will board his starship to reach the nearest inhabitable planet (1000 years away). Who do you choose?
     

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Kronos, @Cato, @Ron Mexico, @AndrewR

    Eggs and sperm of me and my 1,000 closest kinfolk

  52. @Not Raul
    @TelfoedJohn

    That depends on how long the journey takes.

    If it is more than 20 years, you should probably take equal numbers of men and women, since the spaceship would run out of space if each man mated with multiple women.

    If it was a shorter trip, the women to men ratio should be higher the shorter the trip is.

    So, the number of men should be 10 + (2 x (number of years the trip would take up to 20)).

    All the people should have IQs above 140. At least ten men and ten women should have IQs above 170.

    Nobody should have any genetic disease (or highly heritable issues) in their ancestry at least four generations back.

    All the people should be at least at the 80th percentile for height, no diabetes, no disabled people (a few mildly aspy people are fine), no severely colorblind. Everyone should have at least one grandparent who made it to 90, and no parents or grandparents who died of cancer, stroke, or heart attack before 80.

    All the chicks should be at least 8s.

    Nobody should share any great-grandparents.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Gary in Gramercy, @AndrewR

    “All the people should have IQs above 140. At least…ten women should have IQs above 170….

    “All the chicks should be at least 8s.”

    Assuming that this isn’t a complete joke (“…and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues…”), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8’s and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @Gary in Gramercy


    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8’s and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.
     
    Well, the spaceship only holds 100 people.
    , @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Taylor Swift is the ultimate modern-day example of ludicrously good facial genes and scary levels of intelligence in a woman

    Replies: @black sea, @Cowboy Shaw

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    "If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so"

    This is an iStevey question - is intelligence inherited more from the mother than the father, as I've seen alleged?

    Frankly I'd take a pleasant 5 or probably less over an unpleasant 8. Is there any level of beauty for a long term relationship where unpleasantness could be acceptable?

    "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house"

    Replies: @Etcetera

    , @ScarletNumber
    @Gary in Gramercy

    God doesn't give with both hands.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    , @silviosilver
    @Gary in Gramercy


    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.
     
    But it'd sure be nice to live in a world in which their proportion was growing instead of declining (ie the world we actually live in).

    And that'd still be true even if you personally never got to lay your hands on one. (Just as today most guys don't, yet they still manage to get through life okay.)
  53. @Not Raul
    @TelfoedJohn

    That depends on how long the journey takes.

    If it is more than 20 years, you should probably take equal numbers of men and women, since the spaceship would run out of space if each man mated with multiple women.

    If it was a shorter trip, the women to men ratio should be higher the shorter the trip is.

    So, the number of men should be 10 + (2 x (number of years the trip would take up to 20)).

    All the people should have IQs above 140. At least ten men and ten women should have IQs above 170.

    Nobody should have any genetic disease (or highly heritable issues) in their ancestry at least four generations back.

    All the people should be at least at the 80th percentile for height, no diabetes, no disabled people (a few mildly aspy people are fine), no severely colorblind. Everyone should have at least one grandparent who made it to 90, and no parents or grandparents who died of cancer, stroke, or heart attack before 80.

    All the chicks should be at least 8s.

    Nobody should share any great-grandparents.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Buzz Mohawk, @Gary in Gramercy, @AndrewR

    Ah yes because high IQ definitely doesn’t come with any drawbacks

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @AndrewR


    Ah yes because high IQ definitely doesn’t come with any drawbacks
     
    Due to assortative mating, and other factors, good things tend to be correlated. Steve has made that point a number of times.
  54. @Cato
    @TelfoedJohn

    This sounds like a "mine-shaft gap" question. I'd say follow the wisdom of Islam and have a 4:1 ratio of females to males. Pick people with high IQ (obvious), with a doctorate (shows social conformity), and the most athletic in that subset (unless there is a reason I don't know that athleticism won't matter in space). Also have lots of genetic heterogeneity (people from every continent). In each subsequent generation, there will be in vitro selection (as Nick Bostrom describes in his wonderful book Superintelligence), so the best genes of these best people will be passed on to the next generation.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    with a doctorate (shows social conformity)

    Wow…….

    • Replies: @Cato
    @AndrewR

    well, yeah. There are all kinds of ways to use high intelligence. When one uses it to enter an indoctrination program where one internalizes an entire worldview -- that shows a certain taste for social conformity. Exactly what one would want from a fellow traveler in a starship.

  55. @Mr. Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Say, “on the other hand,” and then “on the other other hand.” That would be cool.
     
    Saying "On the one hand..." is funny,.............if you're Jeffrey Toobin.

    Replies: @anon

  56. @Anon
    Who's Edward Dutton?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/jollyheretic/status/1334435161610608642

  57. @Ben tillman
    @Not Raul

    Why 80th percentile of height? It’s an advantage only in intraspecific competition, which is not the point of the selection.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    Why 80th percentile of height? It’s an advantage only in intraspecific competition, which is not the point of the selection.

    It helps weed out people with stunted growth.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Not Raul

    Only very slightly, and those with stunted growth are PREFERABLE to those without, as the quality of their genotypes is understated by the measurable phenotypes.

    Replies: @Not Raul

  58. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Not Raul

    "All the people should have IQs above 140. At least...ten women should have IQs above 170....

    "All the chicks should be at least 8s."

    Assuming that this isn't a complete joke ("...and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues..."), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8's and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills, @YetAnotherAnon, @ScarletNumber, @silviosilver

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8’s and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Well, the spaceship only holds 100 people.

  59. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Not Raul

    And, of course, Not Raul will be the captain of this ship, mild aspiness and all.
    .
    https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2183782/84554382.jpg

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Not Raul, @anon

    Sorry, Buzz; but you and your two friends wouldn’t meet the criteria.

  60. Some say Jill Biden has a penis.

  61. @Anon
    Just be careful not to pull a Jeffrey Toobin....

    Replies: @anon, @Buzz Mohawk

    Just be careful not to pull a Jeffrey Toobin

    Yes, do not ‘wax the dolphin’ or ‘pull the penguin’ on the visual feed.
    Keep that stuff for when you’re hiding in your closet.

  62. Wear a face mask. Then you’ll look like a Ninja Turtle.

  63. @Buzz Mohawk
    Position your laptop on something to raise the camera near face height. Lot's of people don't understand that, and they look like they are staring down at the viewer.

    Avoid backlighting.

    Keep the background simple. Maybe a few golf photos.

    Also, shave, and say yes if anyone offers you makeup.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9BIxtUZ90U8/hqdefault.jpg

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hippopotamusdrome

    Also, shave, and say yes if anyone offers you makeup.

    Can’t he just use a Snapchat filter or something like that? It would be much cheaper.

  64. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Not Raul

    "All the people should have IQs above 140. At least...ten women should have IQs above 170....

    "All the chicks should be at least 8s."

    Assuming that this isn't a complete joke ("...and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues..."), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8's and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills, @YetAnotherAnon, @ScarletNumber, @silviosilver

    Taylor Swift is the ultimate modern-day example of ludicrously good facial genes and scary levels of intelligence in a woman

    • Agree: Not Raul
    • Disagree: Corvinus
    • Replies: @black sea
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    And of course, she's childless.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    , @Cowboy Shaw
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    She's extremely intelligent and spectacularly ignorant. So yeah, definitely a modern woman.

    Replies: @Not Raul

  65. @Buzz Mohawk
    Make sure there aren't any little children running around your house.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4f9AYRCZY

    Replies: @duncsbaby

    What a timeless classic.

  66. I had no idea that you (think you?) look like McConnell.

    His face is the one I use as the exemplar of the meaning of the wonderful German word “Backfeifengesicht” : A face in search of a fist.

    Oh dear.

  67. Some fill light in front and from below will soften or eliminate the shadows around the eyes and below the nose. Side light increases the wrinkles.

  68. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    There’s plenty of videos on YouTube. Better from slightly above, with good light which depends on your house. Choose your background wisely. Don’t sweat it, you are who you are, and it’s too late to be an actor anyway.

  69. Anglo-American world domination soon.

  70. Just wear your mask Steve, and you’ll look like anyone else.

  71. Steve,

    When will you provide your readers with a breakdown of what happened with Prop 16? Are you waiting for the state of California to finally get the votes counted?

  72. @MEH 0910
    @Anon

    Prof. Edward Dutton: The Jolly Heretic

    https://www.youtube.com/c/DrEdwardDuttonTheJollyHeretic/

    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/thejollyheretic/

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  73. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Not Raul

    "All the people should have IQs above 140. At least...ten women should have IQs above 170....

    "All the chicks should be at least 8s."

    Assuming that this isn't a complete joke ("...and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues..."), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8's and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills, @YetAnotherAnon, @ScarletNumber, @silviosilver

    “If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so”

    This is an iStevey question – is intelligence inherited more from the mother than the father, as I’ve seen alleged?

    Frankly I’d take a pleasant 5 or probably less over an unpleasant 8. Is there any level of beauty for a long term relationship where unpleasantness could be acceptable?

    “It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house”

    • Replies: @Etcetera
    @YetAnotherAnon


    This is an iStevey question – is intelligence inherited more from the mother than the father, as I’ve seen alleged?
     
    It's going to be almost exactly 50/50.

    The math is pretty easy. Child's intelligence is sampled randomly from a bell curve centered on the mean of the parents' intelligences (after adjusting for regression to the mean, as necessary).

    The only other wrinkle is that the bell curve has a slightly fatter left tail, since there's a lot that can go horribly wrong, but not much that can go dramatically right.
  74. Are news interviewees allowed to make lighting requests?
    ——–
    Apparently numbers aren’t squaring and trailers full of ballots have “gone missing” and none of this is “evidence.” The other day Giuliani presented to the Michigan stare house an unprepared, wierdly combative witness who had been an actual Dominion contractor and not just an ejected court mandated observer.

  75. Get a Logitech camera with a USB connection.
    Place your laptop on a pile of books so that it faces you at your own level, not up your nose.
    Have a good diffuse light source on your face, California sun or a studio type light.
    Make sure your background is tidy.

    • Agree: Sean
    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @James Thompson

    Don't forget to take that copy of Mein Kampf off the bookshelf.

    Something I do whenever my wife's Israeli friend comes over.

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

  76. OT: Former Bill Clinton handler Doug Band gives a rare interview to Vanity Fair. He had a falling out with Bill which he blames on Chelsea being jealous of his relationship with Bill and the Clintons blame on the brazen influence peddling he was engaging in through the Clinton Foundation.

    It includes some hilarious lines and claims. Band voted for McCain and Romney and declined to say who he voted for in 2016 and 2020. He says he didn’t go to Epstein’s island with Bill, even though he went almost everywhere with him. Also, that he got “bad vibes” from Epstein and tried to get Bill to stop talking to him. Band also claims he met with Mike Pompeo in 2019 to discuss becoming the U.S. Government’s chief hostage negotiator. He claims he turned it down because it would mean too much time away from his wife and kids. How many hostage negotiations have we had in the last two years?

    The comments from Band, the Clinton flacks and the editorializing on Trump by the reporter all so clearly demonstrate why we are declining. These people are incompetent grifters with no permanent loyalties who have no idea what they are doing but manage to keep the system going because everyone at the top is on the game.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/12/confessions-of-a-clintonworld-exile

  77. @Buzz Mohawk
    Position your laptop on something to raise the camera near face height. Lot's of people don't understand that, and they look like they are staring down at the viewer.

    Avoid backlighting.

    Keep the background simple. Maybe a few golf photos.

    Also, shave, and say yes if anyone offers you makeup.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9BIxtUZ90U8/hqdefault.jpg

    Replies: @Kronos, @Hippopotamusdrome

  78. @Lot
    You over pronounce middle syllables in long words.

    That’s not such a bad thing, but it seems to give you a “midwest” accent to people who are not from there.

    As for lighting, multiple sources looks better than one strong light or window.

    Replies: @ganderson

    Yah yahknow, nothin wrong with a midwest accent, donchaknow…

  79. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

  80. Dutton films from his rape dungeon. The visuals are horrid. I get him to reposition his camera so you don’t have the upper half of the screen detailing his grubby dungeon ceiling (YES. I DID IT. I nagged him relentlessly. I also got him to hang pictures, for visual detail. Ask him. ) I tried to get him to change his lighting set up – to absolutely no avail. C’est la vie. So I wouldn’t worry.

    One thing you can do is wear flattering clothing. Don’t wear a white shirt. Without a professional set up – a white shirt take over the imagery. Navy blue signals “authoritative” i.e. – you know your stuff and you can be trusted. Don’t wear dull greens, browns or yellows – you’ll look sallow with your coloring. A bright, clear strong color will work best. There is a pic of you wearing a blue striped shirt with a blazer – that’s perfect. All the other suggestions people have made are good – except the general lighting suggestions. Backlighting can be terrific IF you know what you are doing. 3 point lighting is simple, classic, and adds depth to the visuals. But since you are doing this in what I presume is your home office – the camera placement is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

    I will be watching the replay on Bitchute. Bon voyage!

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Angharad

    Backlighting is an artsy technique that creates atmosphere rather than enhancing the subject's appearance. It's a poor suggestion for an intellectual interview and should be avoided in 99% of cases.

    Agree that blue > white for Sailer.

    Replies: @Angharad

  81. @larry lurker
    @Steve Sailer

    As others have said, the most important thing is getting the laptop to eye level. Lighting it’s harder to give advice on because webcams do so many auto-adjustments. One idea: bouncing the light from a bright lamp off of the wall behind the laptop might not result in the best overall image quality, but it’s a decent hack for soft light.

    But yeah, laptop at eye level for sure.

    Replies: @jb

    If you tilt the screen back so you are looking at it directly, isn’t the camera effectively at eye level?

  82. @Ron Mexico
    @Buzz Mohawk

    If Dutton prefaces every question with "so what you are saying...", leave the interview, Steve, you'll exist in eternity as a meme.

    https://medium.com/@stianchrister/24-memes-that-sum-up-jordan-peterson-vs-cathy-newman-7c7b9229f2f

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    That is a great link. Thank you!

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You are welcome.

  83. Steve seems to have been moving to the Democrat “center,” dropping immigration concerns while amping up the COVID.

    Lo and behold, now he is starting to get invites.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Anonymous

    You gotta put food on the table.

  84. @Cato
    Dude, you don't look anything like Mitch McConnell!

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @anonymous

    Be real…be yourself–and bugger camera angles.

  85. @Cato
    Journalists always ask you first what you, the expert, think about a subject. Then (and this is radio and TV), they will go live and introduce you by telling the audience most of what you had just told them. As if they had always known those things. Then they ask you, live, what else you have to say. First time this happened to me, I was in shock, I had nothing left to say. So you have to keep something surprising back, so that you aren't exploited. Just saying. But you probably already know this.

    Replies: @Lurker, @silviosilver

    Ed isn’t a journalist though, he won’t be pulling gotcha stunts like that.

  86. I feel the camera angle thing has been discussed here before in the intermittent debate about why male movie stars tend to be of below average height.

    I’m sure Patrick McGoohan got a mention, often being pictured slightly from above. It seems to be a more flattering pose.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Lurker

    I understand the camera angle concern. From the front I look debonair and intelligent; from the side I look like Neandertal man.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Lurker

    Indeed it is a more flattering pose than from below. Straight on is best, though.

    Actors with short bodies have faces and heads that show up better on screen. That's because our human heads do not vary as much in size as the bodies that support them.

    (Think of the body as the system that provides the environmental life support for the head, and you will begin to understand what we really are. We are heads on sticks. Sculptures and portraits that depict only heads are considered perfectly normal, when in fact, if you really think about it, they are creepy, decapitated representations of the physical individuals.)

    If you are tall but don't have a big head, you end up looking like a pinhead on screen, and you never get hired to have a high-paid career in anything visual.

    Porn directors/photographers understand this. They tend to hire, not always but often, small-bodied men and women. Also, they prefer little women with small hands. All this is to make some things -- not necesarily heads -- look bigger on screen. They also often shoot with short lenses, which accentuate this effect. Don't ask me how I know this.

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Lurker

    BTW, McGoohan's is the pose I used the last time I got my driver's license renewed. I'm tall, and I was tired of looking like Mitch McConnell. The camera was positioned for the average of male and female drivers' heights, so I deliberately looked down toward the camera, exactly like that.

    I do think that is the essence of what Steve is getting at. The turtle look is the result of one's neck and jowls looking bigger than they are. The reason Steve looks like Mitch on video is because he is tall and the camera is positioned too low for him.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Lurker

    "male movie stars tend to be of below average height"

    Below average height, above average heads. Josh Brolin is a good example of this imbalance. Thanks for the pic of Patrick McGoohan in his Prisoner garb. Mercurial Irishman; like a bomb waiting to go off.

  87. @Anonymous

    Any hints on lighting or camera angle to make me look less like Mitch McConnell?
     
    You don't look like Mitch McConnell.

    If you have tinted eyeglasses or regular sunglasses, wearing them can help when appearing on laptop cameras.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Then he looks all glaucoma’d and weird retired to the sunbelt nut

    Dont sweat the McConnel. Theres pictures of you around.

    Mitch is better dressed than most congressman.

  88. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Not Raul

    "All the people should have IQs above 140. At least...ten women should have IQs above 170....

    "All the chicks should be at least 8s."

    Assuming that this isn't a complete joke ("...and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues..."), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8's and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills, @YetAnotherAnon, @ScarletNumber, @silviosilver

    God doesn’t give with both hands.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @ScarletNumber


    God doesn’t give with both hands.
     
    Not true. What about Kate Beckinsale?

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

  89. @James Thompson
    Get a Logitech camera with a USB connection.
    Place your laptop on a pile of books so that it faces you at your own level, not up your nose.
    Have a good diffuse light source on your face, California sun or a studio type light.
    Make sure your background is tidy.

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    Don’t forget to take that copy of Mein Kampf off the bookshelf.

    Something I do whenever my wife’s Israeli friend comes over.

    • Replies: @Johnny Rico
    @BenKenobi

    Bwahahahaaaa!

  90. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Ron Mexico

    That is a great link. Thank you!

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    You are welcome.

  91. @Ron Mexico
    @TelfoedJohn

    At first I couldn't get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS, but then I remembered that I live in a country that elected Obama and recently chose a retarded corpse who among his voting constituents could claim 11 month olds and folks born during the Civil War era. So, yeah, Elon Musk VP.

    Replies: @TelfoedJohn, @Bill Jones

    At first I couldn’t get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS

    Why is one more African POTUS such a big deal?

    Are you biased against whites?

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Bill Jones

    When I bought a condo in Del Mar my agent was S. African white dude. I asked him if I could call him an African American. He was slightly amused.

  92. Yes! Two of my favorite blokes to join at the pub today. Cheers.

  93. Avoid “um” and “yuh know,” the auditory pauses that mainly liberals use.

  94. @Buzz Mohawk
    Say, "on the other hand," and then "on the other other hand." That would be cool.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @Mr. Anon, @Old Prude

    “I am of two minds”. Always a cool starter.

  95. @danand
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last Real Calvinist nailed it.

    Start with lighting because that will dictate where you are sitting. Open up your shades and let the natural light pour in; don’t let the light come in behind you.

    Have your largest light source right in front of you. Face your brightest source of light (usually a window).

    Your screen can be a large source of light, so adjust your screen brightness, especially if you are performing without natural light. A bright screen may add unflattering highlights to your face, making you look like Casper the Ghost.

    There is one, and only one, acceptable camera angle: head-on at eye level.

    Your table is almost certainly going to be lower than your face, and that means people are going to get an unflattering look up at you. Make sure your camera is at the same level as your eyes. You don’t want people to feel like they are looking up or down at you.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Old Prude

    Thank you. I will TRY to pass this along to Mrs Prude, who stares into her iPhone, back to the picture window, screen pointed up at the recessed lights on FaceTime calls. All chin and glare.

  96. My take on Dutton and Saini and Trump and the rancid Republican Party and Mike Lee’s Asian Indian Flood The USA bill(s 386) is the best in the English speaking world and I would like to hear Dutton’s take on US politician whores selling out the sovereignty of the USA by flooding more Asian Indians into the USA.

    I am glad that I didn’t vote for Trump nor any other rancid Republican Party politician whore after the nasty mass immigration fanatic politician whores in the US Senate let Mike Lee’s Asian Indian Flood The USA bill(S 386) sail through the US Senate with no objections.

    I wrote this in October of 2019 and it still stands:

    Ed Dutton’s main problem is that he won’t be able to top his impeccable mimicry of Angela Saini ever again. Ed Dutton must live in the knowledge that his best has been done, and the proceeding years will bring only faded glory as compared to his Saini. Maybe Dutton can do a good Sinatra?

    Peak Dutton was reached and it’s all downhill from here. Although his Angela Merkel ain’t bad. I like the way Dutton says Guhrman or Guhrmany too.

    Asian Indian Angela Saini slops her crud in to defend the dolts that say race ain’t real and race isn’t all about genetics and race has very little to do with IQ rates for racial groups.

    Angela Saini thinks the Asian Indians are very clever indeed.

    Trump’s plot to flood the USA with Asian Indians is another excellent reason to support another presidential candidate and another political party besides the rancid Republican Party.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/race-genetics-and-pseudoscience-an-explainer/#comment-3523422


  97. Ed Dutton Must Be Challenged On His Unhinged Thatcherism Boosterism And Sailer Can Bring Up His Thatcher Anecdote To Dutton.

    I wrote this in December of 2019 about our mutual friend Ed Dutton and his Dickensian Dastardly Thatcherism love affair(part 1):

    2019 has been ANNUS DUTTONUS DISAPPOINTIMUS.

    Sir Edward Dutton — The Jolly Heretic Mutant Expert — has let us down horribly.

    Sir Edward Dutton revealed himself to be a medium level IQ MUTANT who can’t make the connection between that filthy HAG MUTANT GLOBALIZER TART Margaret Thatcher and the high cost of housing in England and Affordable Family Formation and monetary policy and mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration and genetic mutants attacking the young through inter-generational violence of a disgusting sort.

    Sir Edward Dutton also peaked out and reached the upper limits of his astonishing ability to mimic actual human people and caricatures of certain ethnic and ancestral and genetic groups. Sir Edward’s mimicry of Angela Saini is the best he has ever done and he will never again reach that sublime extremity of melding as one with his mimicry subjects. Ed Dutton is on the downslope and he knows it! How disappointing Sir Edward!

    Back to that nasty globalizer whore tart Margaret Thatcher.

    I was watching Sir Edward Dutton and his overly thin Scottish pal go on and on about their joy that the Labour Party had its tits put through the wringer by the Tories — with the help of the Brexit Party — and then Sir Edward disappointed me terribly when he banged on like a mutant dope about how wonderful it was that one of his blood relations was able to purchase a council house in a council estate — or something similar — due to the machinations of globalizer tart mutant Margaret Thatcher and the Tories and that the value of that abode had boomed in a most extraordinary way, thereby enriching one of medium level IQ Ed Dutton’s blood relations.

    The horror of watching the Scottish dope and the disapponting Ed Dutton reveal themselves to be accomplices to inter-generational violence that hampered AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION made me boil with shock at the antics of Sir Edward Dutton!

    Attention Sir Edward Dutton:

    That damn globalizer tart Margaret Thatcher set in motion a vicious and disgusting attack on the ability of future English people to be able to enjoy AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION and you cheered it on because one of your blood relations of a certain generation was able to buy his council house on the cheap and monetary policy and immigration policy ballooned the frigging Hell out of the value, thereby doing direct and deliberate harm to the younger people who now have to face massive increases in housing costs due to that globalizer tart Thatcher and, in part, your damn blood relation.

    This guy Sir Edward Dutton is a mindless genetic mutant who absolutely adores this dead globalizer tart Margaret Thatcher and her frigging Tory Party and their efforts to crush the young by massively inflating the cost of housing for young English people.

    Sir Edward Dutton:

    You are the damn genetic mutant, you pudgy English turd!

    Just having fun, Sir Edward Dutton, but my point is rather clear to many young people and to this geezer middle aged White Core American.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! Even To That Margaret Thatcher Loving Dope Named Sir Edward Dutton!

    https://www.unz.com/avltchek/in-the-u-k-do-subjects-deserve-their-rulers/#comment-3629177

  98. Get Mitch to stand in for you while you do voice overs, then claim that he isn’t him.

  99. @Lurker
    I feel the camera angle thing has been discussed here before in the intermittent debate about why male movie stars tend to be of below average height.

    I'm sure Patrick McGoohan got a mention, often being pictured slightly from above. It seems to be a more flattering pose.

    https://alchetron.com/cdn/patrick-mcgoohan-aa53c9c1-83d8-495c-a416-7998999b42e-resize-750.jpeg

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Buzz Mohawk, @Buzz Mohawk, @SunBakedSuburb

    I understand the camera angle concern. From the front I look debonair and intelligent; from the side I look like Neandertal man.

  100. I wrote this in December of 2019 about our mutual friend Ed Dutton and his Dickensian Dastardly Thatcherism love affair(part 2):

    Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher are almost as rancid as Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, but they are only slightly less rancid because the American Empire has taken over most of the duties previously carried out by the British Empire, which croaked 70 years or so ago.

    Thatcher and Reagan and Clinton and Blair used monetary extremism and mass immigration to attack and destroy their own nations.

    Thatcher that rat whore bought and paid for the support of certain generational cohorts in England by giving the British bastards their government apartments and government houses in a one shot deal that highly benefited the bastards getting the newly privatized housing but it grievously harmed the future generations who saw the cost of housing go through the roof.

    Thatcher was pushing mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration, just like that corrupt dirtbag Ronald Reagan, and Thatcher knew damn well that she was attacking future English generations by putting in motion all manner of policies that would harm the ability of future generations in England to enjoy AFFORDABLE FAMILY FORMATION.

    Any bastard who praises Reagan or Thatcher or Blair or Clinton can go straight to bloody Hell!

    Globalization and financialization and transnationalism and using monetary policy to attack future generations are what Reagan and Thatcher and Clinton and Blair were all about.

    English YouTuber Ed Dutton made my blood boil recently by praising that treasonous Limey tart Margaret Thatcher.

    https://www.unz.com/avltchek/in-the-u-k-do-subjects-deserve-their-rulers/#comment-3629177

    [MORE]

    More Dutton and Saini stuff from July of 2019:

    Ed Dutton is getting pushed around by some filthy billionaire internet corporation controllers.

    The Virginia Company must dislodge the current controllers of the internet from power and put people in charge who will let guys like Ed Dutton have their say.

    Obama most likely has some Virginia Company ancestry from his Dunham side.

    The JEW/WASP ruling class of the American Empire and the JEW/ENGLISH ruling class of England is using interloper lantern holder propaganda puppets to push anti-White propaganda.

    Ed Dutton is getting pushed around by foreigner thugs such as Angela Saini and it is extremely irritating to see.

    Ed Dutton is English and proud of it, and Ed Dutton will keep fighting until victory is assured and the battle has been won.

    Ed Dutton Fights On, So I Shall Too!

    I like Ed Dutton much better than that departed Democrat Party oaf Fred Dutton.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/saini-sports-and-iq-the-persistence-of-race-science-in-compe/#comment-3356942


  101. https://graziadaily.co.uk/beauty-hair/makeup/how-to-look-good-on-zoom-video-calls/

    ^The fashion designer Tom Ford knows his stuff.

    – A key thing is to raise the camera of your computer to eye level with a stack of books or magazines, and make sure that your light source doesn’t cast lots of shadows on your face.

    – Wear a shirt in a color that looks good on you (ask your wife), but avoid white and black. Use a bit of paper towel or toilet paper to blot the natural shine on your face, as the camera emphasizes shine.

    – Look at yourself on camera before you enter your video chat with Dutton, just so you won’t fret about what you look like. During the chat, if you can’t get rid of that little video of yourself in an upper screen corner, put a sticker over it so that you don’t cast glances at yourself. (I use a cut-out from a sanitary pad lol).

    Enjoy your discussion, I will try to tune in!

    • Replies: @AnotherGuessModel
    @AnotherGuessModel

    Haha, you weren't kidding all this time that you work in your closet! You looked good, in fact I think the interviewer could use a few tips from you on how to look better on camera!

  102. @Lurker
    I feel the camera angle thing has been discussed here before in the intermittent debate about why male movie stars tend to be of below average height.

    I'm sure Patrick McGoohan got a mention, often being pictured slightly from above. It seems to be a more flattering pose.

    https://alchetron.com/cdn/patrick-mcgoohan-aa53c9c1-83d8-495c-a416-7998999b42e-resize-750.jpeg

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Buzz Mohawk, @Buzz Mohawk, @SunBakedSuburb

    Indeed it is a more flattering pose than from below. Straight on is best, though.

    Actors with short bodies have faces and heads that show up better on screen. That’s because our human heads do not vary as much in size as the bodies that support them.

    (Think of the body as the system that provides the environmental life support for the head, and you will begin to understand what we really are. We are heads on sticks. Sculptures and portraits that depict only heads are considered perfectly normal, when in fact, if you really think about it, they are creepy, decapitated representations of the physical individuals.)

    If you are tall but don’t have a big head, you end up looking like a pinhead on screen, and you never get hired to have a high-paid career in anything visual.

    Porn directors/photographers understand this. They tend to hire, not always but often, small-bodied men and women. Also, they prefer little women with small hands. All this is to make some things — not necesarily heads — look bigger on screen. They also often shoot with short lenses, which accentuate this effect. Don’t ask me how I know this.

    • Thanks: Lurker
  103. @Lurker
    I feel the camera angle thing has been discussed here before in the intermittent debate about why male movie stars tend to be of below average height.

    I'm sure Patrick McGoohan got a mention, often being pictured slightly from above. It seems to be a more flattering pose.

    https://alchetron.com/cdn/patrick-mcgoohan-aa53c9c1-83d8-495c-a416-7998999b42e-resize-750.jpeg

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Buzz Mohawk, @Buzz Mohawk, @SunBakedSuburb

    BTW, McGoohan’s is the pose I used the last time I got my driver’s license renewed. I’m tall, and I was tired of looking like Mitch McConnell. The camera was positioned for the average of male and female drivers’ heights, so I deliberately looked down toward the camera, exactly like that.

    I do think that is the essence of what Steve is getting at. The turtle look is the result of one’s neck and jowls looking bigger than they are. The reason Steve looks like Mitch on video is because he is tall and the camera is positioned too low for him.

  104. Sit much lower and further back from the laptop than usual.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    @Sean

    Naw, this would be the perfect Police Squad moment. Sit higher so only your torso is showing.

  105. i’m one of the 410 waiting on the YT page for it to start. Makes me wish i’d set up an adequately anonymized (maybe full timed VPNed) account so i could log in and comment in the chat …

  106. I love it! He’s in his closet, with his clothes hanging behind him!

  107. @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Taylor Swift is the ultimate modern-day example of ludicrously good facial genes and scary levels of intelligence in a woman

    Replies: @black sea, @Cowboy Shaw

    And of course, she’s childless.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @black sea

    "And of course, she’s childless"

    She has a beautiful face, but the minute she puts on an extra pound or two it all goes on hips and thighs. The lovely Jennifer Saunders, on whose bone structure you could sharpen a pencil, is the same.

    https://i.postimg.cc/qq8bftX6/bigswift.jpg

    Nonetheless, I hope she does reproduce. Kylie Minogue being childless (not to mention Gilligan's Mary-Ann) really is a genetic crime.

    Replies: @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

  108. @ScarletNumber
    @Gary in Gramercy

    God doesn't give with both hands.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    God doesn’t give with both hands.

    Not true. What about Kate Beckinsale?

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Not Raul

    Good example. Or Geena Davis- hottie, Mensan, affable, and for the heightist contingent she's six feet tall.

    Replies: @Not Raul

  109. Steve does not look like Mitch McConnell at all in this interview, and the camera angle is correct. He also appears to have a good wardrobe. He can be happy.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    ? Where's the video? I can't find it on either YouTube or BitChute.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Buzz Mohawk

    "He also appears to have a good wardrobe."

    He did the interview from his famous closet?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  110. @AndrewR
    @Not Raul

    Ah yes because high IQ definitely doesn't come with any drawbacks

    Replies: @Not Raul

    Ah yes because high IQ definitely doesn’t come with any drawbacks

    Due to assortative mating, and other factors, good things tend to be correlated. Steve has made that point a number of times.

  111. @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Taylor Swift is the ultimate modern-day example of ludicrously good facial genes and scary levels of intelligence in a woman

    Replies: @black sea, @Cowboy Shaw

    She’s extremely intelligent and spectacularly ignorant. So yeah, definitely a modern woman.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @Cowboy Shaw

    Is she really so ignorant, or does she just know her fan base?

  112. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    Apply make-up and talk about your voluminous hair Steve…..get in touch with your inner bimbo….

  113. @Not Raul
    @Ben tillman


    Why 80th percentile of height? It’s an advantage only in intraspecific competition, which is not the point of the selection.
     
    It helps weed out people with stunted growth.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Only very slightly, and those with stunted growth are PREFERABLE to those without, as the quality of their genotypes is understated by the measurable phenotypes.

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @ben tillman


    Only very slightly, and those with stunted growth are PREFERABLE to those without, as the quality of their genotypes is understated by the measurable phenotypes.
     
    Hmmm . . . dunno. If their parents didn’t feed them right, it ain’t a good sign. 🥦
  114. @Bill Jones
    @Ron Mexico


    At first I couldn’t get over the fact that a South African would be next in line for the POTUS
     
    Why is one more African POTUS such a big deal?

    Are you biased against whites?

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    When I bought a condo in Del Mar my agent was S. African white dude. I asked him if I could call him an African American. He was slightly amused.

  115. @Anonymous
    Steve seems to have been moving to the Democrat “center,” dropping immigration concerns while amping up the COVID.

    Lo and behold, now he is starting to get invites.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    You gotta put food on the table.

  116. @TelfoedJohn
    @Ron Mexico

    I forgot to mention, Barron Trump is POTUS. At least he is over 80th percentile height. Maybe he can the mate with the Rwandan president’s daughter.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @anon

    Too bad Elena Della Donne is a lesbo. She would be an ideal mate for height and attractiveness. I would go for a younger Dafne Schippers in this planned breeding scenario.

  117. Well done, Mr. Sailer.

    • Agree: vhrm
  118. @BenKenobi
    @James Thompson

    Don't forget to take that copy of Mein Kampf off the bookshelf.

    Something I do whenever my wife's Israeli friend comes over.

    Replies: @Johnny Rico

    Bwahahahaaaa!

  119. @AnotherGuessModel
    https://graziadaily.co.uk/beauty-hair/makeup/how-to-look-good-on-zoom-video-calls/

    ^The fashion designer Tom Ford knows his stuff.

    - A key thing is to raise the camera of your computer to eye level with a stack of books or magazines, and make sure that your light source doesn't cast lots of shadows on your face.

    - Wear a shirt in a color that looks good on you (ask your wife), but avoid white and black. Use a bit of paper towel or toilet paper to blot the natural shine on your face, as the camera emphasizes shine.

    - Look at yourself on camera before you enter your video chat with Dutton, just so you won't fret about what you look like. During the chat, if you can't get rid of that little video of yourself in an upper screen corner, put a sticker over it so that you don't cast glances at yourself. (I use a cut-out from a sanitary pad lol).

    Enjoy your discussion, I will try to tune in!

    Replies: @AnotherGuessModel

    Haha, you weren’t kidding all this time that you work in your closet! You looked good, in fact I think the interviewer could use a few tips from you on how to look better on camera!

  120. @Angharad
    Dutton films from his rape dungeon. The visuals are horrid. I get him to reposition his camera so you don't have the upper half of the screen detailing his grubby dungeon ceiling (YES. I DID IT. I nagged him relentlessly. I also got him to hang pictures, for visual detail. Ask him. ) I tried to get him to change his lighting set up - to absolutely no avail. C'est la vie. So I wouldn't worry.

    One thing you can do is wear flattering clothing. Don't wear a white shirt. Without a professional set up - a white shirt take over the imagery. Navy blue signals "authoritative" i.e. - you know your stuff and you can be trusted. Don't wear dull greens, browns or yellows - you'll look sallow with your coloring. A bright, clear strong color will work best. There is a pic of you wearing a blue striped shirt with a blazer - that's perfect. All the other suggestions people have made are good - except the general lighting suggestions. Backlighting can be terrific IF you know what you are doing. 3 point lighting is simple, classic, and adds depth to the visuals. But since you are doing this in what I presume is your home office - the camera placement is THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

    I will be watching the replay on Bitchute. Bon voyage!

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Backlighting is an artsy technique that creates atmosphere rather than enhancing the subject’s appearance. It’s a poor suggestion for an intellectual interview and should be avoided in 99% of cases.

    Agree that blue > white for Sailer.

    • Replies: @Angharad
    @Chrisnonymous

    Chrisnonymous - I like atmosphere. And again - you really really really have to know what you are doing. And I DO. I'm really good with lighting techniques. I could do lighting set up that would make Sailer look like a young Brad Pitt.

  121. @Buzz Mohawk
    Steve does not look like Mitch McConnell at all in this interview, and the camera angle is correct. He also appears to have a good wardrobe. He can be happy.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @SunBakedSuburb

    ? Where’s the video? I can’t find it on either YouTube or BitChute.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Chrisnonymous

    I just searched Edward Dutton's most recent videos on BitChute, and it's not there. Maybe he hasn't uploaded it yet.

  122. Lou Dobbs believes Bill Barr is compromised.

  123. @Sean
    Sit much lower and further back from the laptop than usual.

    Replies: @James Speaks

    Naw, this would be the perfect Police Squad moment. Sit higher so only your torso is showing.

  124. As I suspected, Steve talks in mixture of vocal fry and uptalk, with a heavy use of the work ‘like’. All he needed to do was chew gum and roll his eyes constantly and he would have perfected his radically fashionable image.

  125. Anonymous[836] • Disclaimer says:

    What happened to concern on these pages about the ongoing mass immigration disaster?

    It’s been COVID, COVID, COVID for 10 months.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    Immigration is a greater existential threat than Covid.

    • Agree: Angharad
    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    @Anonymous

    Mr Anonymous[836] says:

    What happened to concern on these pages about the ongoing mass immigration disaster?

    It’s been COVID, COVID, COVID for 10 months.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    I said:

    My take on Dutton and Saini and Trump and the rancid Republican Party and Mike Lee’s Asian Indian Flood The USA bill(s 386) is the best in the English speaking world and I would like to hear Dutton’s take on US politician whores selling out the sovereignty of the USA by flooding more Asian Indians into the USA.

    I am glad that I didn’t vote for Trump nor any other rancid Republican Party politician whore after the nasty mass immigration fanatic politician whores in the US Senate let Mike Lee’s Asian Indian Flood The USA bill(S 386) sail through the US Senate with no objections.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/i-will-be-interviewed-by-edward-dutton/#comment-4320577

    https://twitter.com/JxhnBinder/status/1334733907208654848?s=20

    https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1334708349217038337?s=20

    https://twitter.com/USTechWorkers/status/1334673354930982913?s=20

    , @Charles Pewitt
    @Anonymous

    https://twitter.com/FoxworthFor14/status/1334518163216740354?s=20

    https://twitter.com/RepGosar/status/1334839042773544960?s=20

    https://twitter.com/USTechWorkers/status/1334677959345647621?s=20

  126. @Chrisnonymous
    @Chrisnonymous

    Here's another idea: for your panhandling, do what Michael Malice does and agree to wear/do things on camera in return for donations.

    For example, I'm sure many readers here would pay big money to see you do the interview in blackface.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin

    Hell, I’d even pay money to see Obama do an interview in black face.

  127. Sailer, you don’t look like Bitch McConnell. You’re just a normal looking dude, though you looked better before the weight loss – I know Boomers love to feel skinny.

    Invest in speech therapy. You have a high, strangulated voice utterly at odds with your height. A man of defective speech is not to be trusted. Trustworthy men speak clearly, from the chest.

    • Replies: @vhrm
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen


    Invest in speech therapy. You have a high, strangulated voice utterly at odds with your height. A man of defective speech is not to be trusted. Trustworthy men speak clearly, from the chest.
     
    Are you sure? idk about voice stuff, but, my reaction was the opposite. Having never heard Steve before i found his voice pleasant, clam and credible.
  128. @Steve Sailer
    @Cato

    Unfortunately, I look like a turtle out of my shell on my laptop camera.

    Replies: @Cortes, @Rob McX, @Kronos, @larry lurker, @Anon, @ScarletNumber, @Neoconned, @SunBakedSuburb

    “I look like a turtle out of my shell.”

    You look nothing like Sheila Kuehl.

    • Replies: @D. K.
    @SunBakedSuburb

    "Kuehl was born Sheila Ann Kuehl[1] in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her father, Arthur, was an airplane construction worker at Douglas Aircraft.[2] He was Catholic and her mother, Lillian, was Jewish.[3]"

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  129. @Buzz Mohawk
    Steve does not look like Mitch McConnell at all in this interview, and the camera angle is correct. He also appears to have a good wardrobe. He can be happy.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @SunBakedSuburb

    “He also appears to have a good wardrobe.”

    He did the interview from his famous closet?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Yep.

    He could have easily set up in his living room or someplace like that, but this is a good look, and Steve knows it. It says, "because I notice things and speak the truth, I have to work in a closet." It's sort of like John Derbyshire's photo of himself digging a deeper hole.

    Replies: @Angharad

  130. @Lurker
    I feel the camera angle thing has been discussed here before in the intermittent debate about why male movie stars tend to be of below average height.

    I'm sure Patrick McGoohan got a mention, often being pictured slightly from above. It seems to be a more flattering pose.

    https://alchetron.com/cdn/patrick-mcgoohan-aa53c9c1-83d8-495c-a416-7998999b42e-resize-750.jpeg

    Replies: @James Speaks, @Buzz Mohawk, @Buzz Mohawk, @SunBakedSuburb

    “male movie stars tend to be of below average height”

    Below average height, above average heads. Josh Brolin is a good example of this imbalance. Thanks for the pic of Patrick McGoohan in his Prisoner garb. Mercurial Irishman; like a bomb waiting to go off.

  131. @Cato
    Journalists always ask you first what you, the expert, think about a subject. Then (and this is radio and TV), they will go live and introduce you by telling the audience most of what you had just told them. As if they had always known those things. Then they ask you, live, what else you have to say. First time this happened to me, I was in shock, I had nothing left to say. So you have to keep something surprising back, so that you aren't exploited. Just saying. But you probably already know this.

    Replies: @Lurker, @silviosilver

    they will go live and introduce you by telling the audience most of what you had just told them. As if they had always known those things.

    Not just interviews, they give the impression they’re knowledgeable about all sorts of things they were completely clueless about till two seconds ago. And even after they’ve done their “research”, they’re still largely clueless, simply because it’s not possible to truly know something a subject without having studied it in some depth. I’ve really come to resent this about journalists.

  132. Next time, consider something more like this:

  133. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Not Raul

    "All the people should have IQs above 140. At least...ten women should have IQs above 170....

    "All the chicks should be at least 8s."

    Assuming that this isn't a complete joke ("...and they should all be able to tie a cherry knot with their tongues..."), now there you got greedy. If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so.

    How many women do you think there are who are both (i) at least true 8's and (ii) 140+ IQ (much less 170+ IQ)?

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    Replies: @Not Raul, @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills, @YetAnotherAnon, @ScarletNumber, @silviosilver

    Answer: not enough, and a lot fewer than you think.

    But it’d sure be nice to live in a world in which their proportion was growing instead of declining (ie the world we actually live in).

    And that’d still be true even if you personally never got to lay your hands on one. (Just as today most guys don’t, yet they still manage to get through life okay.)

  134. You should hire three or four rap-video hoes to feed you grapes and massage your scalp onscreen between questions.

    Even cooler if you can find one that’ll let you strike her onscreen, and then you face the camera and say, “Please excuse that bitch, she still in trainin’.”

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  135. @AndrewR
    @Cato


    with a doctorate (shows social conformity)
     
    Wow.......

    Replies: @Cato

    well, yeah. There are all kinds of ways to use high intelligence. When one uses it to enter an indoctrination program where one internalizes an entire worldview — that shows a certain taste for social conformity. Exactly what one would want from a fellow traveler in a starship.

  136. Anon[169] • Disclaimer says:

    I watched the first minute or two of the video, and it seemed like Dutton was going to be a Jordan Peterson-esque interviewer (doing all the talking himself), and decided to get some sleep.

    Now this morning I can’t find the video on Bitchute: It’s not in Dutton’s Jolly Heretic channel (“Edward Dutton” channel search) nor does it come up for “Steve Sailer” recent first.

    Why is he bothering to keep it off of YouTube, considering all the crimethink stuff he does there?

    • Replies: @HA
    @Anon

    When I click on the Tweet's youtube link, all I see is:

    "Video unavailable This video is private."

    Those de-platforming bots are fast!

  137. @TelfoedJohn
    @Ron Mexico

    I forgot to mention, Barron Trump is POTUS. At least he is over 80th percentile height. Maybe he can the mate with the Rwandan president’s daughter.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico, @anon

    Barron Trump is now 99th percentile height. Probably 6’5″+. pic
    Happens when Dad is reasonably tall and model Mom is 5’11”.

  138. @Anon
    I watched the first minute or two of the video, and it seemed like Dutton was going to be a Jordan Peterson-esque interviewer (doing all the talking himself), and decided to get some sleep.

    Now this morning I can't find the video on Bitchute: It's not in Dutton's Jolly Heretic channel ("Edward Dutton" channel search) nor does it come up for "Steve Sailer" recent first.

    Why is he bothering to keep it off of YouTube, considering all the crimethink stuff he does there?

    Replies: @HA

    When I click on the Tweet’s youtube link, all I see is:

    “Video unavailable This video is private.”

    Those de-platforming bots are fast!

  139. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Steve Sailer

    "I look like a turtle out of my shell."

    You look nothing like Sheila Kuehl.

    Replies: @D. K.

    “Kuehl was born Sheila Ann Kuehl[1] in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her father, Arthur, was an airplane construction worker at Douglas Aircraft.[2] He was Catholic and her mother, Lillian, was Jewish.[3]”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @D. K.

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2013/06/30/arts/30DOBIE2/30DOBIE2-jumbo.jpg

  140. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Gary in Gramercy

    "If a woman is a true 8, with a pleasant personality and placid temperament, an IQ of 120-130 is perfectly adequate to produce bright offspring when her male partner has an IQ of 140 or so"

    This is an iStevey question - is intelligence inherited more from the mother than the father, as I've seen alleged?

    Frankly I'd take a pleasant 5 or probably less over an unpleasant 8. Is there any level of beauty for a long term relationship where unpleasantness could be acceptable?

    "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house"

    Replies: @Etcetera

    This is an iStevey question – is intelligence inherited more from the mother than the father, as I’ve seen alleged?

    It’s going to be almost exactly 50/50.

    The math is pretty easy. Child’s intelligence is sampled randomly from a bell curve centered on the mean of the parents’ intelligences (after adjusting for regression to the mean, as necessary).

    The only other wrinkle is that the bell curve has a slightly fatter left tail, since there’s a lot that can go horribly wrong, but not much that can go dramatically right.

  141. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Buzz Mohawk

    "He also appears to have a good wardrobe."

    He did the interview from his famous closet?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Yep.

    He could have easily set up in his living room or someplace like that, but this is a good look, and Steve knows it. It says, “because I notice things and speak the truth, I have to work in a closet.” It’s sort of like John Derbyshire’s photo of himself digging a deeper hole.

    • Replies: @Angharad
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I caught about 2 minutes in passing. It will be up on Bitchute in a day or 2. The lighting was excellent. Sailer glowed like a little boy singing in a Christmas choir. Unlike Duttie's hostage video lighting. Sailer's clothing was PERFECT. The lighting was excellent. The camera placement, in my not so humble opinion, was a tad too up above. The setting, however? ???? It's as though Sailer was doing something naughty whilst hiding from his wife. What "in the closet" some type of ....a...message?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  142. @Chrisnonymous
    @Buzz Mohawk

    ? Where's the video? I can't find it on either YouTube or BitChute.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    I just searched Edward Dutton’s most recent videos on BitChute, and it’s not there. Maybe he hasn’t uploaded it yet.

  143. @Not Raul
    @ScarletNumber


    God doesn’t give with both hands.
     
    Not true. What about Kate Beckinsale?

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    Good example. Or Geena Davis- hottie, Mensan, affable, and for the heightist contingent she’s six feet tall.

    • Agree: Not Raul
    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @Lockean Proviso


    Good example. Or Geena Davis- hottie, Mensan, affable, and for the heightist contingent she’s six feet tall.
     
    I’m not going to be able to walk for a few minutes. I don’t want to frighten the horses.
  144. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    Sailer, you don't look like Bitch McConnell. You're just a normal looking dude, though you looked better before the weight loss - I know Boomers love to feel skinny.

    Invest in speech therapy. You have a high, strangulated voice utterly at odds with your height. A man of defective speech is not to be trusted. Trustworthy men speak clearly, from the chest.

    Replies: @vhrm

    Invest in speech therapy. You have a high, strangulated voice utterly at odds with your height. A man of defective speech is not to be trusted. Trustworthy men speak clearly, from the chest.

    Are you sure? idk about voice stuff, but, my reaction was the opposite. Having never heard Steve before i found his voice pleasant, clam and credible.

  145. @D. K.
    @SunBakedSuburb

    "Kuehl was born Sheila Ann Kuehl[1] in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her father, Arthur, was an airplane construction worker at Douglas Aircraft.[2] He was Catholic and her mother, Lillian, was Jewish.[3]"

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  146. @Chrisnonymous
    @Angharad

    Backlighting is an artsy technique that creates atmosphere rather than enhancing the subject's appearance. It's a poor suggestion for an intellectual interview and should be avoided in 99% of cases.

    Agree that blue > white for Sailer.

    Replies: @Angharad

    Chrisnonymous – I like atmosphere. And again – you really really really have to know what you are doing. And I DO. I’m really good with lighting techniques. I could do lighting set up that would make Sailer look like a young Brad Pitt.

  147. @Buzz Mohawk
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Yep.

    He could have easily set up in his living room or someplace like that, but this is a good look, and Steve knows it. It says, "because I notice things and speak the truth, I have to work in a closet." It's sort of like John Derbyshire's photo of himself digging a deeper hole.

    Replies: @Angharad

    I caught about 2 minutes in passing. It will be up on Bitchute in a day or 2. The lighting was excellent. Sailer glowed like a little boy singing in a Christmas choir. Unlike Duttie’s hostage video lighting. Sailer’s clothing was PERFECT. The lighting was excellent. The camera placement, in my not so humble opinion, was a tad too up above. The setting, however? ???? It’s as though Sailer was doing something naughty whilst hiding from his wife. What “in the closet” some type of ….a…message?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Angharad

    In addition to the message I mentioned that his closet setting sends, which I think is cool and appropriate and in fact a trademark, I think Steve was doing it from the closet as a favor to his loyal fans. We appreciate being invited into the legendary closet where the magic happens, and we thank him. Very cool.

  148. @Angharad
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I caught about 2 minutes in passing. It will be up on Bitchute in a day or 2. The lighting was excellent. Sailer glowed like a little boy singing in a Christmas choir. Unlike Duttie's hostage video lighting. Sailer's clothing was PERFECT. The lighting was excellent. The camera placement, in my not so humble opinion, was a tad too up above. The setting, however? ???? It's as though Sailer was doing something naughty whilst hiding from his wife. What "in the closet" some type of ....a...message?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    In addition to the message I mentioned that his closet setting sends, which I think is cool and appropriate and in fact a trademark, I think Steve was doing it from the closet as a favor to his loyal fans. We appreciate being invited into the legendary closet where the magic happens, and we thank him. Very cool.

  149. @black sea
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    And of course, she's childless.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    “And of course, she’s childless”

    She has a beautiful face, but the minute she puts on an extra pound or two it all goes on hips and thighs. The lovely Jennifer Saunders, on whose bone structure you could sharpen a pencil, is the same.


    Nonetheless, I hope she does reproduce. Kylie Minogue being childless (not to mention Gilligan’s Mary-Ann) really is a genetic crime.

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Kylie should’ve had a whole litter of kids with Jean Claude Van Damme back when they had an affair. Literally would’ve birthed a master race.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

  150. @Anon
    Just be careful not to pull a Jeffrey Toobin....

    Replies: @anon, @Buzz Mohawk

    Never pull your Toobin on camera — unless you are being paid to do so.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Perhaps Toobin's ordeal will yet prove to be a blessing to him. If he writes a tell-all memoir, for example, it might be hailed as a seminal work.

    On the other hand, there might not be much of a market for signing events, or hand-signed copies...

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  151. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Anon

    Never pull your Toobin on camera -- unless you are being paid to do so.

    Replies: @Dissident

    Perhaps Toobin’s ordeal will yet prove to be a blessing to him. If he writes a tell-all memoir, for example, it might be hailed as

    [MORE]
    a seminal work.

    On the other hand, there might not be much of a market for signing events, or hand-signed copies…

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Dissident

    Indeed, he could take matters in hand and rise to the occasion. Then something good might come of it. He could beat this, if he doesn't choke.
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbvKUEXNaDU

    Replies: @Dissident

  152. @Anonymous
    What happened to concern on these pages about the ongoing mass immigration disaster?

    It’s been COVID, COVID, COVID for 10 months.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    Immigration is a greater existential threat than Covid.

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt, @Charles Pewitt

    Mr Anonymous[836] says:

    What happened to concern on these pages about the ongoing mass immigration disaster?

    It’s been COVID, COVID, COVID for 10 months.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    I said:

    My take on Dutton and Saini and Trump and the rancid Republican Party and Mike Lee’s Asian Indian Flood The USA bill(s 386) is the best in the English speaking world and I would like to hear Dutton’s take on US politician whores selling out the sovereignty of the USA by flooding more Asian Indians into the USA.

    I am glad that I didn’t vote for Trump nor any other rancid Republican Party politician whore after the nasty mass immigration fanatic politician whores in the US Senate let Mike Lee’s Asian Indian Flood The USA bill(S 386) sail through the US Senate with no objections.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/i-will-be-interviewed-by-edward-dutton/#comment-4320577

  153. @Anonymous
    What happened to concern on these pages about the ongoing mass immigration disaster?

    It’s been COVID, COVID, COVID for 10 months.

    Barely a one of you, much less Steve, has remarked that the United States is continuing to import hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals in the middle of a pandemic, amidst a recession and historic unemployment. The Senate passed a bill yesterday to bring in even more Indian subcontinentals. No coverage by Steve.

    Immigration is a greater existential threat than Covid.

    Replies: @Charles Pewitt, @Charles Pewitt

  154. @Dissident
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Perhaps Toobin's ordeal will yet prove to be a blessing to him. If he writes a tell-all memoir, for example, it might be hailed as a seminal work.

    On the other hand, there might not be much of a market for signing events, or hand-signed copies...

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Indeed, he could take matters in hand and rise to the occasion. Then something good might come of it. He could beat this, if he doesn’t choke.
    .

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Indeed, he could take matters in hand and rise to the occasion.
     
    I was about to respond earlier but then I thought: Hasn't poor 'ol Toobin been through enough already? Should we really be rubing it in?

    http://www.artnet.com/WebServices/images/ll00706lld8KOGFg2bECfDrCWvaHBOcZZ7/xavier-bueno-boy-with-a-rooster.jpg

  155. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @Thea

    Re: Walter Williams's passing.
    😢 One of the greats. God rest his soul.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    I think we should remember that among his other gifts, Professor Williams freely granted white people absolution for the sins of their forebears.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20090724083833/http://economics.gmu.edu:80/wew/gift.html

    Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon Granted to All Persons of European Descent

    Whereas, Europeans kept my forebears in bondage some three centuries toiling without pay,

    Whereas, Europeans ignored the human rights pledges of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution,

    Whereas, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments meant little more than empty words,

    Therefore, Americans of European ancestry are guilty of great crimes against my ancestors and their progeny.

    But, in the recognition Europeans themselves have been victims of various and sundry human rights violations to wit: the Norman Conquest, the Irish Potato Famine, Decline of the Hapsburg Dynasty, Napoleonic and Czarist adventurism, and gratuitous insults and speculations about the intelligence of Europeans of Polish descent,

    I, Walter E. Williams, do declare full and general amnesty and pardon to all persons of European ancestry, for both their own grievances, and those of their forebears, against my people.

    Therefore, from this day forward Americans of European ancestry can stand straight and proud knowing they are without guilt and thus obliged not to act like damn fools in their relationships with Americans of African ancestry.

    Walter E. Williams, Gracious and Generous Grantor

    • Thanks: vhrm
  156. @Lockean Proviso
    @Not Raul

    Good example. Or Geena Davis- hottie, Mensan, affable, and for the heightist contingent she's six feet tall.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    Good example. Or Geena Davis- hottie, Mensan, affable, and for the heightist contingent she’s six feet tall.

    I’m not going to be able to walk for a few minutes. I don’t want to frighten the horses.

  157. @Cowboy Shaw
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    She's extremely intelligent and spectacularly ignorant. So yeah, definitely a modern woman.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    Is she really so ignorant, or does she just know her fan base?

  158. @ben tillman
    @Not Raul

    Only very slightly, and those with stunted growth are PREFERABLE to those without, as the quality of their genotypes is understated by the measurable phenotypes.

    Replies: @Not Raul

    Only very slightly, and those with stunted growth are PREFERABLE to those without, as the quality of their genotypes is understated by the measurable phenotypes.

    Hmmm . . . dunno. If their parents didn’t feed them right, it ain’t a good sign. 🥦

  159. @YetAnotherAnon
    @black sea

    "And of course, she’s childless"

    She has a beautiful face, but the minute she puts on an extra pound or two it all goes on hips and thighs. The lovely Jennifer Saunders, on whose bone structure you could sharpen a pencil, is the same.

    https://i.postimg.cc/qq8bftX6/bigswift.jpg

    Nonetheless, I hope she does reproduce. Kylie Minogue being childless (not to mention Gilligan's Mary-Ann) really is a genetic crime.

    Replies: @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    Kylie should’ve had a whole litter of kids with Jean Claude Van Damme back when they had an affair. Literally would’ve birthed a master race.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    Taylor Swift will be 31 in a few days. It's not so difficult having babies at 37 if you've already had a couple by then. It's just not a great time to start. 31 is much better.

    Having your first child, you used to be considered an "elderly prima" at over 25 in the UK, then over 30, but the official definition is over 35. Also sometimes called "senile gravida" ;-)


    Tick.. tick.. tick ...

    Replies: @anon

  160. @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Kylie should’ve had a whole litter of kids with Jean Claude Van Damme back when they had an affair. Literally would’ve birthed a master race.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon

    Taylor Swift will be 31 in a few days. It’s not so difficult having babies at 37 if you’ve already had a couple by then. It’s just not a great time to start. 31 is much better.

    Having your first child, you used to be considered an “elderly prima” at over 25 in the UK, then over 30, but the official definition is over 35. Also sometimes called “senile gravida” 😉

    Tick.. tick.. tick …

    • Replies: @anon
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Taylor Swift will be 31 in a few days.

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d6/ea/8c/d6ea8ce76e6d008dbfc25b49ee26e0ca--alarm-clock-clocks.jpg

  161. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Single and Ready to Drop Red Pills

    Taylor Swift will be 31 in a few days. It's not so difficult having babies at 37 if you've already had a couple by then. It's just not a great time to start. 31 is much better.

    Having your first child, you used to be considered an "elderly prima" at over 25 in the UK, then over 30, but the official definition is over 35. Also sometimes called "senile gravida" ;-)


    Tick.. tick.. tick ...

    Replies: @anon

    Taylor Swift will be 31 in a few days.

  162. I did enjoy the interview. Edward Dutton came in with good questions. I would like Mr Sailer expound in a bit more detail what he thinks the future possibilities for the US are, given that we are so deeply and bitterly polarized.

  163. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Not Raul

    And, of course, Not Raul will be the captain of this ship, mild aspiness and all.
    .
    https://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/2183782/84554382.jpg

    Replies: @kaganovitch, @Not Raul, @anon

    No hoverhand detected. He’s holding ’em like Trump would.

    PS: Women really do come as a package. One of the two is instantly recognizable as hotter than the other in so many, seemingly independent, ways.

  164. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Dissident

    Indeed, he could take matters in hand and rise to the occasion. Then something good might come of it. He could beat this, if he doesn't choke.
    .
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbvKUEXNaDU

    Replies: @Dissident

    Indeed, he could take matters in hand and rise to the occasion.

    I was about to respond earlier but then I thought: Hasn’t poor ‘ol Toobin been through enough already? Should we really be

    [MORE]
    rubing it in?

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk

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