August 20, 2006

Audible Althouse #63.

It's a new podcast. Only 27 minutes.

The opinion in ACLU v. NSA, discussed, criticized. The way blogging is affecting commentary on legal cases. The mutiny of airline passengers. George Allen's "Macaca" gaffe. Watching or not watching television. ("Does it take patience to do something boring?") "Project Runway." The new -- politically motivated -- fashions for fall.

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ADDED: If anyone can tell me why my microphone keeps buzzing, I'd appreciate it. It's an iSight camera/mike that's not built-in. (My Snowball mike died after it got rained on.)


Ruth Anne Adams said...

You're in good company when you urge us not to work too hard.

Loved all the proffy passion. Tribe's time is indeed limited.

Mark Kaplan said...

If your microphone is buzzing it's probably because it's not grounded; some microphones have plugs that are not set up correctly to be grounded when they plug into certain jacks, like one in a computer. Sometimes you can ground them externally by holding onto any metal part they might have. It is similar to when a turntable is plugged into a receiver or amplifier without attaching the grounding wire.

reader_iam said...

Are you saying your Snowball melted?

(Eh, couldn't resist.)

Ruth Anne Adams said...

RIA: But you have to say it like the wicked witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz"

I'm melting...I'm melting....what a world, what a world....

Wickedpinto said...

allens Macaca, irritates the hell out of me.

Macaca, MIGHT have been a slight, but the "welcome to America" wasn't an insult to a foreigner, it was an insult to his democratic oponent who won't visit the real world cuz he is an urban creature, riding out the support of semi-academic "thought"

Allen with his "welcome to America" comment was "welcome to the America that you NEVER VISIT, and CAN'T UNDERSTAND!"

That was the point of the "welcome to America" Comment. I don't know the foundation of macaca, but I KNOW that "welcome to America" was meant to paint dem's as un-attached to the non urban world of this nation, which makes up more than 95% of the land area.

"Welcome to America" was meant to say, "you are too brookes brothers, to leave your ivory tower, you little puss." see?

Like I said, I don't know about the macaca, thing, though I'm informed by rabid arbiters that it isn't "macaca" but rather "macaque" based on an insult of north africans based on an asian monkey, that frenchmen use, though, few, if any travelers have ever heard of.

Wickedpinto said...

I haven't googled it yet, but I will, In Oki, my friend adolfo, was talking about how stupid slurs were, because I would always say "puerto RECON" when I saw him, even though I knew he was mexican (the joke was based on the fact that he and I were the only ones on a training excercise that weren't assingned as "dead")

Anyways, he hated me calling him "puerto recon" and he was married to a puerto rican/white (how is it that white people only have ONE ethnicity when there are a hundred brown ones?) woman, so he created the word "quimby" He said, and we all agree'd that the greens (newbies) would be all called quimby, and that we would replace all offensive words with quimby.

Adolfo was a GENIUS!

We soon trained the greens that they were quimbies until we allowed them to be "slates" and so on and so forth.

Whenever someone said "dink" we would correct with "quimby" and such.

Adolfo proved that offense was PURELY language, I love that guy. Anyways, I am posting this now, and I am going to googly "quimby" and I bet that it will be listed as a slur.

BIG FRIGGEN DEAL! it was created to DEFY slurs.

Palladian said...

I figured someone would have answered your question, but listening to the podcast again, those buzzes are not microphone buzzes; they sound like something in the audio file encoding or perhaps your processor isn't quite fast enough and is dropping the encoding or recording every so often. I don't really know the answer, but wanted to let you know that that's not a microphone hardware buzz.

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, Palladian. I'll try to figure out a cure.