You like beer, and you like conversation, right? Of course you do. Pigweed and Crowhill review a beer (sometimes their own homebrews) and discuss issues of the day. They try to break down serious issues into bite-sized chunks, and add some humor when possible. But it's all in good fun. Just two pals chatting over a beer.
145: The communist threat
P&C drink and review Fresh Roasted, a delicious, peanut-flavored English Ale.
The boys review some of the history of communism -- the Frankfurt school, and various publicly stated communist objectives -- and review how well they've done advancing those objectives.
The "classless society" has always been a lie. The actual agenda is and has always been a one-party, totalitarian state.
So, how are they doing with their goals?
144: Generational Change
P&C drink and review an IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Company, then talk about the change different generations have seen over time.
How would a time traveler from 1900 view 1990? Or again, how will someone from 1960 view 2050?
The boys review important changes in each decade of the 20th century, then make some predictions for the future.
143: A self-loathing nation
Why does the United States seem to be the only nation that's continually down on itself?
From the very top, people all constantly ragging on the United States. Our president, vice president, and their entire cabinet, keep tearing us down. We're told we're inherently, systemically racist. That we were founded on racism and white supremacy.
Who wants to live in a country like that? Who wants to fight to defend a country like that? How does this affect our foreign policy?
142: Dress better!
P&C drink and review a porter from Founders, then discuss the declining standards in dress.
How people dress in public matters, and our common standards have been declining for decades. P&C aren't fans.
What are the social and personal advantages of dressing better? Quite a lot, actually. Put simply: dress better and people will treat you better.
141: Quality of Life
Lovely places around the country are falling apart because the local officials are failing to do their jobs. Venice Beach. Fells Point. San Francisco.
Some prosecutors in these locations have decided not to prosecute "quality of life" crimes, and quality of life is deteriorating.
What's to be done? In Baltimore, businesses have created an escrow fund and are withholding their tax payments until the city starts doing its job. Will that help?
140: Mark Twain
The boys drink and review Hysteria's "What You Want," then continue their "shortcut to the classics" series, with special guest Longinus, by reviewing a few Mark Twain short stories.
* The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
* A True Story
* The Diary of Adam and Eve
* The $1,000,000 Bank-Note
* A Dog's Tale