July 8, 2008

Hot (blogging)heads.

What does it mean when the guy doing most of the talking gets unnerved that the other guy is talking too much?



It's Bloggingheads at its hotheaded best, with Jack Rakove and Eugene Volokh.

18 comments:

AllenS said...

Ann--

Do you know how to pronounce Volokh?

TerriW said...

There's a picture of Althouse right up in the corner of her blog, so there's never a surprise there when I see her on Bloggingheads, but dear Lord! I did a double take on Eugene Volokh. I've been reading VC for so long that I am sure that the -- admittedly vague -- picture of EV in my head is the right one, not that guy in the Bloggingheads window.

It's very unnerving.

Ann Althouse said...

What did you think he looked like?

And of course I know how to pronounce Volokh. I can't even think of alternative pronunciations.

TerriW said...

I was sure he had dark hair.

I think I cribbed a little from Tyler Cowen.

You know, lawblogger, econblogger, they all look alike.

Seriously, though, when I stop and think about it, I don't really know what I was imagining. But it was different enough to be jarring.

Palladian said...

Jesus, it's like Jack Klugman and Tony Randall.



Rakove: Now kindly remove your gun nut arguments from our collective rights interpretation.

[Volokh laughs]

Rakove: The hell's so funny?

Volokh: It's not a collective right, it's an individual right!

[Rakove picks up the Bill Of Rights and hurls it against the kitchen wall]

Rakove: Now it's garbage.

Sofa King said...

And of course I know how to pronounce Volokh. I can't even think of alternative pronunciations.

I don't think it's obvious whether it would be "vu-LOAK" or "vu-LOK" or "VOL-uk."

Ann Althouse said...

The last.

mcg said...

TerriW, I empathize. Eugene doesn't look sufficiently... Eugenie.

blake said...

Funny, I had a similar reaction. That's Eugene Volokh? He looks so...generic. A lot like Glenn Reynolds and a bunch of other bloggers.

Which shouldn't be surprising but I had envisioned someone like this.

Palladian said...

I think Eugene looks exactly as he should.

1jpb said...

Good, but this did have plenty of dead horse beating--way beyond the point where it was shown that law and history are different professions. Now we know why there have been a lot of lawyers on the SCOTUS.

I'd also put in a vote for Conn as good bhtv. Entertaining and interesting.

Michael McNeil said...

I'd always imagined it pronounced something like Voh-LOH-ka.

Meade said...

"What does it mean when the guy doing most of the topic gets unnerved that the other guy is talking too much?"

Ann Althouse said...

Meade, thanks. I would never have noticed that odd typo. Fixed.

Kev said...

I knew what Volokh looked like from reading his profilethat's linked at VC, but I'd never heard him speak before. He sounded more Russian than I expected, seeing as how he's been in the States since age seven. (And he got his bachelor's degree at 15!)

Terry said...

I met Eugene Volokh several times when he was but a young computer genius. He and his dad had a company that created some extraordinary software that was popular on HP 3000 mini computers. I think he was about 13 or younger the first time we met and I couldn't believe he was the guy who did most of the design and coding of their company's product. Amazing mind and a good person. Good to see him doing so well.

Daryl said...

Althouse couldn't be more wrong. How arrogant is it to believe that just because you lack imagination, the world must be a narrower place? . . . oh, forget it. I'll get off my high horse. I only know the right pronunciation because I read it on volokh.com.

The name rhymes with "Dalek" (from Dr. Who)

i.e., vah-lek

P.S. if Rakove wore the right wig, he would look a lot like George W. Bush.

AllenS said...

I guess I phrased my question poorly. I wasn't questioning your knowledge, but trying to ask a question that I wanted answered. I knew he was from over there, and thought that the V would be pronounced like a W, and the kh would be pronounced like an sh.