It’s yesterday morning Thailand time, around noon, and I was getting my girl and her sister on a van transport to the airport after their week-long visit.
My email starts dinging and I see it’s a friend from UK I correspond with often, amounting mostly to shooting stuff to each other.
“Have you seen Rogan and McCullough?! There’s clips.”
I go find a few, a few minutes each. OK, I want to see the whole thing. “Do you have it?”
“It’s 2 hours and 45 minutes.”
“OK, so no Netflix movie tonight….” (I watched both, including Sandra Bullock’s new film, The Unforgivable. Heavy, and with quite a surprise twist.)
A few minutes later he comes up with the whole thing on Rumble, since they won’t even try to put this on their YouTube channel.
I characterize this as documentary in the post title because that’s largely what it is. It’s an unscripted, unrehearsed documentary that is essentially flawless. I’m already familiar with huge swaths of the information but it’s like watching your hundredth WWII documentary and you’re captivated by the weave of the thing that differs from all the others you’ve seen. A few facts you were not aware of, additional context, more dots to connect, certain nuances, all that…
McCullough is an impressive dude. I was so often gobsmacked over nearly 3 hours as I watched him rattle off names of doctors, papers, journals, dates, the researchers, tongue-twisting names of drugs for specific tongue-twisting names of medical conditions…he even recalls the dire situations of a number of patients under his direct care, or those he consulted on. Rarely does he refer to his notes on his laptop but impressively, does so at times because, “I have to get this right because it will be fact-checked.”
Rogan is damn impressive with so many exactly right questions at exactly the right time. I’ve never seen Rogan deliver a more serious and sober interview. He’s a stand up comedian, MMA commentator, and as a podcaster, can pretty much handle any topic. He shines here. He barely cracks a facial expression. Even delivery throughout. His questions are 100% on the mark.
It’s a joy to watch.
There’s too much to point to in particular, but perhaps my favorite bit comes near the end, at about 2.15.05, where Rogan addresses the authoritarianism and censorship and at 2.16.30, McCullough shows what he’s made of. Must watch if you watch nothing else.
“Bing it on. This is a giant game ‘a chicken.”
He has zero fear.
Because I have a very eclectic audience in terms of interests and obsessions, allow me to provide a couple of additional Rogan clips for those who may not give a fuck about Covid, but might nonetheless get a kick out of Ted Nugent talking about hunting and shooting pigs in Texas from helicopters, and as a guitar-playing rocker, demonstrates the rhythm and blues riffs that got him to the hit Stranglehold.
“If you have a problem killing pigs from a helicopter, you’re an idiot.”
The first 30-seconds are golden.
…And now, 30-seconds of catharsis. Funny, I was sent this as the whole file in email a few days ago and as I decided to put it up, I did both a Google and a YouTube search to see if it’s out there and I could just link or embed. Since it’s short, I didn’t bother with much searching. Took less than 5 minutes to pop it up on YouTube myself.
For a final bit of awe, I was telling you at the start how I loaded the girls into the van to the airport at noon. At 13.00, an R/E agent and two prospective home buyers show up to take a look at the place. My deal with the nice-lady Thai landlord is I’m renting the place real cheap as she tries to sell it for 5 million baht ($150K). We have a mutual 30-day notice for ass-gone agreement.
So the buyers show up and they walk in with masks.
“Up to you, but I don’t care about masks.”
They rip them off. It’s a 40-ish couple, and they sound like AMERICANS!!!
“Where are you from?”
“Ha, Nevada, then Bay Area California, then in the Sierras, the ‘red-finger’ counties.”
The wife laughs, knowing nod.
“Ah, so we speak the same language. You know, few know that California is not monolithic. In the Sierra and Gold-Country counties, sherriffs hand out CCWs (concealed carry warrants) to all competent citizens who care to apply.”
“Because they want the help,” she astutely adds.
“I have a CCW in Arizona,” the husband adds.
…Here in Rawai, south Phuket island, Thailand.
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