Tucker Carlson, Ted Nugent, Dave Rubin, and Tim Pool

These dudes are mensch.

So, I’ve already given one and all the definitive case for deleting social media, as well as having indicated how much time, attention, and life it costs you. I’m 5 days away from when my accounts at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will be deleted forever. Can’t happen soon enough. My productivity in shit that really matters has risen exponentially.

I’m at the point now where I pity others whom I observe doing what I used to do because I WAS STAYING ENGAGED AND KEEPING MYSELF INFORMED!!! I live at a boutique resort here in Rawai, Thailand. Every day I see other guests spending hours per day engaged. Add up the hours lost and the doing-something-better opportunity cost. Then, there’s the local restaurants where even when there’s a couple or group, they aren’t engaged with one-another, face-to-face, they’re ENGAGED WITH THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY!!! via their fucking phones.

But then there’s the other thing: cable TV 24/7/365 news streaming. I had already weaned off that shit years ago, then got sucked in again for the 2016 election cycle, then, for more than I ought to have for the entire damn 4 years. Then, like an idiot, back into it for 2020—until the point after the National Fraud and the capitulation by everyone; in which, there is no point in lamentations anymore.

That said, there are three personalities on Fox News I like to catch: Tucker Carlson, Jesse Watters, and Greg Gutfeld. I access clips on their YouTube channel. Almost all of the rest is laughable garbage. Scroll down their list of videos and see how many of them use hype words in the titles like “rips,” “slams,” “blasts,” “sounds off,” “dodges,” “rages,” “calls out,” “accuses,” “crashes, and “clashes.”


I’ve got better things to do than spend even the average 5-10 minutes per clip. I can draft posts for this blog, watch a movie, check out some other YouTube channels (I have a Roku Streaming Stick for the big screen with Netflix and YouTube apps), or even play chess from time-to-time with other guests here at the resort (I’m teaching a beginner Swiss-German guy in his 70s how to play—a delightful fellow who’s been coming to Thailand since he was 21…so over 50 years).

Or, like last evening, I vid-chatted up Andy Curzon in the UK and at a point he asks, “up for a game?” Sure. He’s a master-rated chess player so it’s of benefit to me to always accept.

I’m white. Oopsie!

Or, I can go down to Peter’s Happy Jack at his beach location (he has two) and grab a meal. He’s a Belgian and every Belgian expat restaurant here is fantastic. They care about the quality of their food. Unlike the vast majority of Americans where BIG-portions trump all, Europeans still have a food culture that insists upon extreme fresh quality and superior taste.

Sunday afternoons are generally reserved for an English Dinner. There’s a place a mere 2km away; another is a 15-minute motorcycle drive up the western side, to Kata Beach and The Tavern. They have Australian beef tenderloin, New Zealand Lamb Shank, or Thai Chicken on offer for the big dinner. Ironically, though, what I find rather remarkable about the Sunday dinners in all of the places I’ve had them, at English pubs and taverns in Thailand, is the amazing taste of the side dishes. The are just crazy delicious: uniformly. American restaurants tend to do quite well on quality and quantity of whatever meat, but sides often seem as a no-thought. Generally awful, except for potatoes.

Oh, yea…the three mensch.

OK, first out the the blocks is Tucker. I serious laughed my ass off throughout this clip yesterday. I should really run it through a transcribe app and post the text. Look, there is so much stuff out there I wouldn’t dare post something anymore that’s not a serious cut about. This is for your entertainment.

It’s fucking hilarious. Anthony Fauci is a man-cunt little wanker who ought to be hanging upside-down in the town square on public display with his package dismembered and stuffed in his mouth.

That’s a 13-minute almost continuous laugh. Want a 20-second laugh? It’s your Favorite Uncle.

No comment necessary. Ted says it all, in language they understand, LOL.

Dave Rubin has become quite force for sanity. And I still recall the famous video some years back of his moment of transformation when Larry Elder cured his stupidity right there, just like that.

I loved this, and it clocks in at only 5 minutes.

What a stupid cunt-tool she is. I can’t even imagine how anyone actually falls for and believes this kind of shit. Dave upacks it.

To close a little bit of loop on this, Dave recently did an hour-long interview with Tucker Carlson as he was in his office in the barn at his childhood home. Gives you a lot of insight into Tucker the man. Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the whole thing? Tucker has never ever owned a TV.

…Onto Tim Pool. I had never heard of him until a few years ago when he did a renowned appearance on Joe Rogan along with Osama Bin Jack of Twitter and his lawyer. For a long time I maintained disdain for Tim because of his damn beanie. Personally, I can’t think of anything more self-deprecating for a man to wear when not, basically, skiing!

Alright. Oh, well. The fact is, Tim has got to be the hardest honest-worker out there. I rarely watch an entire video or podcast on his two channels but he’s so good that I can get the gist in a few minutes and move on if I want, which I often do. There’s any number of his videos I could show, but to close the loop a bit, recall I said above that Greg Gutfeld on Fox is a worthy watch for some of his clips. It also turns out that Gutfeld has surpassed all the other Late Night hosts in ratings. The left has a shit fit. Here’s how Tim Pool covers that.

OK, that’s about it for today. Maybe check out my just-began series on our 100 trillion bacteria in our individual guts. Not your cup of tea? Perhaps the other series about prospering anyway, in spite of living in a world in permanent crisis. Neither? Well, then, stand by for my third continuing series to launch within days—where I take my knowledge in negotiating debt, to help people get a better deal from their credit-card providers, especially after so many have massively increased their credit-card debt over the last 18 months of Scam-19.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Greg Bur on October 6, 2021 at 22:43

    I watch Dave and Tucker semi-regularly. I grew weary of Tim somewhere around the election debacle last year. Probably because he plays the “YouTube Game” so they don’t pull the rug out from under him because he isn’t spouting their approved goodfacts. No matter. He has interesting guests so I still drop in from time to time.

    A couple others I follow are Jason Siler and Chris Williamson. Jason spun his channel off from Blue Collar Logic earlier this year because he and his co-host were diverging in terms of channel direction and opinions.

    Chris Williamson (Modern Wisdom) on the other hand is what I would describe as a lifestyle coach He also interviews interesting guests. Recently he interviewed the ex-president of Greenpeace and spent a little over an hour talking about climate change. He also had Michael Malice to talk about anarchism a couple months back. I found both interviews eye opening. I think he’s a bit too “metro”, but his interviews have substance and are worth checking out.

    Then there’s Ted Nugent. The man has one setting: intense. I’ve been a fan since my teens; both his music and his outdoor activities. If you’ve ever spent any time in the upper peninsula of Michigan you’d understand the whole “spirit of the wild” shtick. Anyway, if you ask the man for his opinion you damn well better buckle up. And don’t cry if you don’t like what he says; he’ll just come at you harder and faster.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 7, 2021 at 05:51

      Ted is one of those people where, if he didn’t exist, you’d have to invent him.

  2. Thomas Mann on October 8, 2021 at 02:08

    Good post. Thanks for the sanity!

  3. Victoria Perry on October 9, 2021 at 19:04

    I use far more than utube. Loved the terrible Ted clip, spot on!

    • Richard Nikoley on October 10, 2021 at 06:53

      Most of my utube watching is on thee TV, via the utube app on my Roku Streaming Stick. Only a small amount is the political stuff. I watch most aviation related things. So, when Rumble is the only place it’s available, I’m watching it on computer.

  4. Lothar Nikoley on October 10, 2021 at 00:52

    Well, well, well. I watch Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. I also watch Judge Jennine on Saturdays and Mark Levin and Steve Hilton on Sundays. I spend about 30 minutes on FB.
    I work on estimating projects almost daily, and the TV is off when I work. When I’m not working, I’m traveling, I don’t watch TV then either, but do listen to talk shows, or listen to Fox Serious XM.

    • Lothar Nikoley on October 10, 2021 at 00:56

      Richard, my photo is about 20 years old. How do I update it?

      • Richard Nikoley on October 10, 2021 at 06:48

        Go to, sign in, and update it.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 10, 2021 at 18:54

      I’ll catch Ingraham from time-to-time which is why I like their Utube channel. Clips of typically 5-10 minutes and I can select a title that looks worth it. Same with Levin, Hilton, and Bongino. I choose.

      The one I can’t stand at all is that authoritarian judge, that yappy fucking cunt Piro. Sit down, shut your cock holster.

  5. Johnny Vegas on October 15, 2021 at 21:35

    Two things: 1. I’ve stayed at a boutique hotel so I assume a boutique resort is a smaller gentler more intimate version of grand resort? 2. Your vast and eclectic polymath style compels me to ask you for book recommendations. Your impressive vocabulary combined with astute ruminations document a lifetime of intellectual pursuit, further evidenced here by these good-crazy dudes you showcase.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 16, 2021 at 14:29

      Thanks, and yea. A boutique resort has all the stuff you like about a resort, including good food on site, a nice pool, etc., in a far smaller footprint. They are often in a U-shape, 2-3 stories max, 30-50 rooms max, all surrounding the pool. They have a bar, restaurant, and other resort-style amenities.

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