"At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows."
Started by Endicott, December 01, 2020, 09:38:16 PM
Quote from: Mobbd on January 06, 2021, 12:28:52 PMFunnily enough, I read Thatcher Stole my Trousers shortly after it came out. There's a great passage in it that I've been meaning to post to the "is self-improvement a conservative value" thread.
Quote from: Mobbd on January 06, 2021, 11:53:16 AMHe didn't quite engage with it did he? Not sure why. If its any consolation, your question made me laugh. Others will like it too.
Quote from: Mobbd on January 06, 2021, 11:32:55 AMEpisode 3 is no good (but that's not Alexei's fault: to his credit, all episodes have been quite different so far and he's said that he's trying to find out what works and what doesn't) but this is generally great. Love it in fact. Looking forward to more.
Quote from: olliebean on January 06, 2021, 03:44:26 PMEpisode 3 (the one with Marshall & Renwick) is great. Episode 4 feels a bit like filler, though. I'd sooner he just let himself talk about whatever's on his mind, like in the first two, than focus too much on the listener questions, especially if they're as poor as some of the ones in this episode.
Quote from: SpiderChrist on January 06, 2021, 04:25:22 PMAw. Cheers.
Quote from: sutin on January 06, 2021, 05:30:43 PMHe's on this week's RHLSTP.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on January 06, 2021, 06:41:18 PMOf course. No surprises there. Grown up opposition eh Rich.
Quote from: frajer on January 06, 2021, 08:37:17 PMWas looking forward to popping this on after hearing Sayle's lovely passionate socialism on his own pod, but not sure I can take Herring's centrist dad equivocating, which sounds like it's out in full effect?
Quote from: EOLAN on January 06, 2021, 10:46:26 PMAnyone who speaks Spanish know what Sayle said about Tom Watson at the start?
Quote from: SpiderChrist on January 07, 2021, 03:36:40 AMMy limited knowledge of Spanish suggests he called him a cunt again.
Quote from: frajer on January 06, 2021, 08:37:17 PMWas looking forward to popping this on after hearing Sayle%u2019s lovely passionate socialism on his own pod, but not sure I can take Herring%u2019s centrist dad equivocating, which sounds like it%u2019s out in full effect?
Quote from: frajer on January 07, 2021, 05:35:14 PMTa folks.I find Herring hit and miss these days but in the RHLSTPs when he gets onto politics he becomes actively irritating in his beigeness. I suppose he is friends with Emma Kennedy though so he could be far bloody worse.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on January 06, 2021, 03:41:44 PMAnyone here read his novel Overtaken?I felt that the short stories in Barcelona Plates are closer to him comic voice, but it's really rather good if a bit mid 2000s, but that's going to happen.
Quote from: easytarget on January 10, 2021, 05:06:00 PMI've read his three proper novels and his short stories. While I don't remember any specific details* (not a knock on him, I just read them ages ago), I definitely preferred the short stories.
Quote from: Mobbd on January 07, 2021, 04:18:02 PMI wouldn't say to full effect exactly. The politics chat is confined to a ten-minute chunk about two thirds of the way through. Herring says something vague about "not agreeing with everything" Alexie says but Alexei doesn't quite pick up on it.I don't think either of them were really interested in talking politics in this chat: Herring was probably frightened of insulting a godfather of comedy or being slammed by a better-informed political thinker; while Alexei was mainly just there to plug his podcast. Moreover, Alexei probably isn't familiar with Herring's feeble anti-Corbyn mumblings.
Quote from: Pink Gregory on January 11, 2021, 07:10:20 AMRight, that's because he actually agrees with them. Either that or he has that liberal affliction of being in what he considers the centre and therefore above politics and a member of the 'grown-ups in the room'.It's completed soured Herring for me because he used to be someone who I considered to have at least some insight, which fed so much into his comedy. I can't really resolve his comic immaturity, pedantry and knowing ridiculousness with liberal centrism, and that's a shame.
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