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I never took a class in debate or participated in a club when I was in school. I've also never seen it as some sort of sport. To me, matters worth debating should be taken more seriously than that, and we ought to commit to higher standards than anything we've seen on television in decades. I'm not only referring to the presidential election cycle. No, my complaint covers punditry today in its entirety. 

Introductory material includes perspectives on this and the previous presidential election, recorded on the official election day in 2020 with important references to past Inappropriate Conversations podcasts.

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/55-a-better-way-to-debate/

 

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/190-dear-family-member/

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/195-telling-your-stories-before-its-too-late/

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/24-elections-are-not-horse-races/

 

I grew up in the Central Time Zone in the United States. The late news was at 10 p.m. On Friday nights, one of the local stations would start a movie at 10:30, and it was often quite thrilling to a kid my age. Some themes were supernatural, others science fiction. Endings weren't always as happy as the Disney and Pink Panther movies my parents preferred for a family outing to the cinema. Halloween in particular was peak season for this "late night" Friday movie of the week. 

Cases in point:

A Cold Night's Death
Carnival of Souls
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Claw
The Other (1972)
Asylum (Amicus)
The House that Dripped Blood
Trilogy of Terror

 

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 8

Editor's Note

"Darkness Sets In"

Life's an Essay Test; We're Obliged To Give Essay Answers

Making the Grade

"The false assumption most of them make is that Truth is somehow distant, elusive, and concealed. Their Truth must be tracked down, captured, and unveiled."

 

Different Drummer: Boethius of Rome

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 7

Mad Scientist

Editorial Board meeting: March 24, 1994

Coming Up Next

How Am I Supposed To Live Without?

"They'll Know We Are Christians"

The Least Of These

"Are we not, in fact, blaming the Godless for their very Godlessness?"

 

Different Drummer: Art Eddy

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 5

Twenty-something

Sexual Revolutionary Critic

On Your Way Home

Assignment: Aion

Noteworthy

The Readers' Reply (Letters over 300 words may be edited for length and clarity)

"We're going to be jumping around for the next couple of days. Let me have some undivided attention, and I'll give you a feel for what we're referencing."

 

Different Drummer: Nadia Bolz-Weber

My first experience at Pride48 was last week's TalkBack episode (Walk The Earth #30). It was soon followed by my first event recap show. #IC #172, Proud To Know You 2, covered my thoughts on the trip upon returning. I also mention a corresponding interview on the Ramble Redhead podcast on the same topic. Next on Pride48 is the June 2020 live streaming event, Friday the 26th through Sunday the 28th. I'll be listening, and chatting whenever possible.

 

http://www.inappropriateconversations.org/e/172-proud-to-know-you-2/

 

Some Assembly Required (A NeoSurrealist Forsaking a Habit for Lent)

 

Chapter 3

"Gone, But Not Forgotten"

Timed Test

Hostile Takeover Bid

Fine Tuning

Replay

"If you cannot address the concerns of one increasingly irate customer, then those concerns ultimately may cost you the business of other customers as well."

 

Different Drummer: Bob Walkenhorst

The Rainmakers in Norway


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