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Rum Doings Episode 245: If We Know Anything, Jesus Ate Brisket

by on Nov.22, 2017, under Rum Doings

In our 245rd ever Rum Doings, our topic is, is the only solution to the Christmas advert problem to require a referendum before broadcast?

Keeping it light this week (well, last, we recorded it last week), we begin by trying to find the line between confusion and racism, then discuss the future of Zimbabwe and South Africa, and then delve into just how un-left the American left wing is. See, light stuff!

We ask whether tweets from your past should be allowed to determine your future, whether it’s ever okay to criticise someone for being fat, and who is worse, Peter Hitchens or Jacob Rees-Mogg. It’s such a trivial episode all round.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Kit

    Nick brought up rational pattern-matching more than once in the episode, but afaik, most our brains’ pattern recognition takes places prior to conscious thought. That’s why we have to deal with the false positives with the rational chunks of minds after the thought has already popped up.