Sunday, October 30, 2005

A Pod... What?

Shire Network NewsAll right, everyone, we need your assistance. We did something yesterday and we don’t understand what it is. Or rather, we partly understand it, but not entirely. It woud be most helpful if some of our more technically inclined commenters could drop by and tell us more about it.

We were interviewed yesterday morning by Tom Paine of Silent Running for a podcast. Now, being old fogeys, we we don’t really know what a “podcast” is, and we’re not likely to learn anytime soon, because it includes a 3MB mp3 file, and we have a 28kb dialup here in Backofthebeyondville.

But, whatever it is, it involved having a pleasant telephone conversation with someone from the Southern Anglo-Hemisphere, at a time which was the middle of the night for him. A most interesting fellow, this Aussie. Actually, he lives in Australia, but he’s a Kiwi — that is, he’s from New Zealand, which stands in relationship to Australia roughly as Canada does to the USA. You know — tree-huggers and peace activists vs. beer-drinkers and gun nuts.

Tom is very much part of the Anglosphere, and well-informed about events here, as well as in Canada and India. You could call his prognosis for our continued existence “guarded.” Like the rest of us, he finds the Islamofascist threat one to be reckoned with.

And I do mean “reckoned with,” which does not mean “talked to firmly.” Come to think of it, “negotiations” aren’t a part of reckoning either. Think of it as you might think of “ a day of reckoning.”

According to Tom, the Australian blogosphere is a foulmouthed and anarchic sort of place — the motto of Silent Running is “If you are offended by strong right wing views and bad language, you should probably…” Whoops. I can’t put the rest of it here; this is a family website.

But go on over to Silent Running and see for yourself. While you’re there, you can listen to us cast a pod.


Baron Bodissey said...

We're all Islamophobes now, aren't we? Or can you call it a "phobia" when you have a good reason to be afraid?

It's like being a "racist" -- you might as well admit it, since there's no way to refute it.

So I'm a racist Islamophobe. There. I got that out of the way.

antifraud said...

Just listened to the show. Excellent. I need to email you regarding a web cast. Will that be okay?

Baron Bodissey said...

Murray -- how about "Crusader Sambo" T-shirts? Then you could be a capitalist racist Islamophobe. If you tried real hard you could probably insult gays and the disabled while you were at it.

Might as well hanged for a sheep as for a goat.

Baron Bodissey said...

antifraud -- Absolutely! Bring 'em on!

antifraud said...

Thanks, man. Email on the way shortly.

StoutFellow said...

D & B,

Great job on the Silent Running podcast and how nice to hear your voices! Baron sounded taller and thinner than I had imagined; Dymphna softer and sweeter. :^) And all this within a few days of seeing an image of Wretchard. My head is spinning from all this familiarity.

P.S. I hope you don't mind the fan mail. Just thought I'd have a little fun before the wheels fall completely off the Trolley.

Baron Bodissey said...

Stoutfellow -- We love fan mail. And Dymphna says she likes the idea of being softer and sweeter.

I am not at all tall, but am indeed thin. Not at all like my avatar, Otto von Bismarck.

Baron Bodissey said...

Andrew, yor minions will have their work cut out for them. They will have to unroll many miles of cable through the woods & cow pastures to get to my stronghold.

Actally, it's been more Jameson's lately, in honor of my bride's Celtic heritage.