Friday, July 31, 2015

Ep. 90: Liberal Fantasy Island

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It’s a special Friday edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist In Golf Pants reconvening to address the critical issues of our time. Topics addressed include:
  • The killing of Cecil the Lion by a Minnesota dentist. Should we all stop brushing our teeth in protest?
  • The MTV series “White People”, an in depth analysis by two of the whitest people on the Internet.
  • A preview of the new TV Series, Liberal Fantasy Island and some fond memories of the original series.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Too Sexy?

The buzz around Hollywood this week is due to the fact that Nikki Reed will be joining the cast of the time travelling show "Sleepy Hollow." She will play historical figure Betsy Ross. According to The Hollywood reporter:

Reed, 27, will play Betsy Ross — yes, the flag-sewing heroine from your history books — but a "sexy" version of the character "with an unsuspecting physical prowess."

I for one think it's about time that we get a "sexy" version of Betsy Ross. In fact, we need more American icons portrayed in sexier manners. Here's out top 11 historical American women who deserve a "sexy" historical makeover. After all, if Caitlin Jenner can be sexy, why can't these broads?

11. Helen Keller
10. Geraldine Ferarro
9.  Margaret Sanger
8.  Molly Pitcher
7.  Bella Abzug
6.  Susan B. Anthony
5.  Eleanor Roosevelt
4.  Carrie Nation
3.  Mary Todd Lincoln
2.  Harriet Tubman
1.  Hillary Rodham Clinton

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Ep. 89: Just Some Good Old Boys

It’s a very special Saturday edition of HWX with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of The Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to address the critical issues of the day. Topics covered in this episode include:
  • Donald Trump and Amy Schumer and the art of saying (and apologizing for) politically incorrect rhetoric.
  • Florida State University and the upcoming, titanic contest between violence against women vs. racism.
  • The Confederate flag comes down in South Carolina, comes off Bubba Watson’s version of the General Lee, and our exclusive audio of the New Dukes of Hazzard TV series coming this fall.
  • This Week in Gatekeeping, featuring Dennis Prager, the Pope, and the Hammer and Sickle.
  •  All member feedback solicited and welcome in the comments section.
Hope you enjoy.

Friday, June 26, 2015

HWX: A Kinder, Gentler Machine Gun Hand

It’s a special Friday edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants who reconvene to discuss the important issues of the day. Topics addressed include:
  • The family favorite segment “What are you drinking?” and our potentially controversial libation choices.
  • The recent Supreme Court decisions and what that august body can learn from the NBA draft.
  • Review of “Jurassic World” and preview of the new movie “Jurassic Campaign: Hillasaurus Rex”.
  • Donald Trump’s entrance into the Presidential sweepstakes and his unfortunate choice of a campaign theme song, with a dramatic reading from Paul Happe
  • Martin O’Malley appeals to broad ethnic stereotypes in his campaign theme songs.
All member feedback welcome in the comment section. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Call Me Caitlyn And The New Normal

It’s a special Monday edition of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants who reconvene to discuss the important issues of the day. Topics addressed include:
  • The meaning of Bruce and/or Caitlyn Jenner, including a preview of this summer’s blockbuster biopic starring Jack Nicholson
  • Hurricane Hillary Clinton hits Houston with her conspiracy theory of the moment: systematic disenfranchisement of the poor, people of color, and young people by Republicans from coast to coast. We pick through the rubble, with an assist from the X Files.
  • The meaning of black and/or white NAACP activist and Africana Studies professor Rachel Dolezal.
  • The latest vocal stylings of Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, including return appearances of Jackie Mason, the Anteater from Pink Panther, and special appearance by Bob Marley.
  • This Week in Gate Keeping, and the newspaper the East Oregonian heralding yet another societal barrier falling with the triumph of an Amphibian American.
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Monday, June 01, 2015

HWX: Bibles, Bakeries, Corruption, Sex, and the US Presidency, with Music

HWX returns for a special pre-Presidential election broadcast (now only 17 months away). Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvene to discuss he important issues of the day. Topics include:
  • The theological and political meaning of Hillary Clinton quoting bible verses in a bakery in South Carolina, with exclusive audio of the exchange.
  • Further discussion of Presidential campaign theme songs, with the exciting debut of a new HWX album, Campaign Gold.
  • Sepp Blatter and FIFA, how corrupt are they and should the United States care? Including the announcement of the release of a new HWX pharmaceutical product, FIFAmax.
  • Bernie Sanders, distinguished Senator, Presidential candidate, and sex essayist, including an interpretational reading of the controversial text.
  • This Week in Gate Keeping, with a disturbing story that may mean your recent weight gain is the fault of the mainstream media.
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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The End of Letterman and The Age of Rodham

It’s a special weekend broadcast of HWX, with Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas and Paul Happe of the Nihilist in Golf Pants reconvening to discuss the crucial issues of the day. Topics addressed include:
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* David Letterman’s last week of broadcasting and his lost legacy
* Preview of the next Avenger’s movie
* Hillary Clinton vs. the GOP field, early polling trends
* The UK elections, what it means for them and us
* This Week in Gate Keeping, with George Stephanopoulos

All member feedback welcome in the comments section, hope you enjoy.

Top 11 Benefits of the Star Tribune Buying the City Pages

It’s old news, but that seems appropriate given the players.  The monopoly mainstream newspaper in Minneapolis bought out the leading alternative news weekly, the City Pages.

What could possibly go wrong?  Frankly, it sounds like a fantastic idea to us, and here are the top 11 predicted benefits of this big media consolidation.

11) "Savage Love" column to be co-authored by Sid Hartman

10)  Can more fairly present both sides of controversial political issues in Minnesota, that of the Democrats and that of the communists

9)  Create natural synergy between most widely read sections of each, the obituaries section and the adult escort/massage ads

8)  Increase in already dominant market share makes for more effective platform from which to condemn corporations and big business

7)   Eliminate the middle man between those writing articles supporting deviant sexual practices, and those attacking the critics of articles supporting deviant sexual practices

6)  Introduce a younger, more vibrant demographic to the magic of Lori Sturdevent

5)  Double the manpower on investigations of Michelle Bachmann's radical Lutheranism

4)   If you already own the Minnesota Timberwolves and Star Tribune, owning the City Pages is not really that much more embarrassing

3)   Star Tribune now has direct access to editorial templates in case it too wants to endorse armed revolution, shooting Republicans, and/or the use of crystal meth

2)  Will finally allow the Star Tribune to strip Nihilist in Golf Pants of the 2006 Best Blog (Right Wing) in the Cities award

1) More efficient future bankruptcy filings as a combined effort