Jan 01 2017

2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up:

0:40 – Year in review

Idiot of the Year nominations:

This Week’s Quote: “Venezuela reaches the final stages of socialism: No toilet paper…Venezuela has demonstrated that ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’ is pretty much like socialism in the 20th century.” —David Boaz

Dec 11 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 12 December 2016

Co-Host: Charles Thomas

News of the Bogus:

15:16 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Accomack County (Virginia) Public Schools http://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/virginia-schools-ban-to-kill-a-mockingbird-huckleberry-finn-for-racial-slurs/472065070

23:02 – Idiot Extraordinaire: The US Copyright Office https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161201/18084736170/every-website-needs-to-re-register-with-copyright-office-who-cant-build-functioning-system.shtml

This Week’s Quote: “Take the addition, the changes, the copyright’s turn, take the changes to copyright’s scope, put it against the background of an extraordinarily concentrated structure of media, and you produce the fact that never in our history have fewer people controlled more of the evolution of our culture. Never.” —Lawrence Lessig

Nov 30 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 30 November 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: Barack Obama https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161118/17160636087/president-obama-claims-he-cannot-pardon-snowden-hes-wrong.shtml

Idiot Extraordinaire: Jason Easley http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/09/proof-jill-stein-gary-johnson-cost-hillary-clinton-election.html

Tag: Joe Show – جو شو│الحلقة 23│الضباط داخلين الجنة – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8szud-pfEVA

This Week’s Quote: “I’m embarrassed for my country that in my entire voting life, there has never been a major-party candidate whom I felt I could vote for.” —John Perry Barlow

Nov 20 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 21 November 2016

Co-Host: Tim Dyson

“Housekeeping” PPV: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4zige4_housekeeping_shortfilms

News of the Bogus:

22:18 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Hillary Clinton https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161113/14342136032/hillary-clinton-looks-her-campaigns-many-missteps-decides-to-blame-james-comey-her-loss.shtml

30:10 – Silver Cluon Award: Matt Masur (nominated by Dallas Wildman) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-could-replace-president-trump-with-little_us_5829f25fe4b02b1f5257a6b7

35:50 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Janet Hull and Christina Sarich

This Week’s Quote: “The more amiability and esprit de corps there is among the members of a policy-making ingroup, the greater the danger that independent critical thinking will be replaced by groupthink, which is likely to result in irrational and dehumanizing actions directed against outgroups.” —Irving Janis

Nov 13 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 14 November 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

24:36 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Aaron Blake https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2016/11/07/how-faithless-electors-are-messing-with-our-electoral-maps-explained/

30:34 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Brodhead High School https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/11/01/a-school-wanted-to-teach-teens-about-safe-driving-so-students-were-told-their-classmates-died/

This Week’s Quote: “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” —H.L. Mencken

Nov 06 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 7 November 2016

Co-Hosts: Jakob Morris and Daniel Wilcox

1:09 – Election Special:

34:53 – News of the Bogus:

39:58 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: The MPAA and RIAA https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-and-riaas-anti-piracy-plans-harm-the-internet-161027/

44:55 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Egyptian President Abd el-Fattah al-Sisi (nominated by Ibrahim Zallum) http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/10/29/sisi-criticized-saying-fridge-nothing-water-ten-years/

This Week’s Quote: “We’d all like to vote for the best man, but he’s never a candidate.” —Kin Hubbard

Oct 30 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 31 October 2016

Co-Host: Ibrahim Zallum

News of the Bogus:

25:50 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: University of Cape Town “Fallists” (nominated by BlameThe1st) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

37:18 – Idiot Extraordinaire: IoT device manufacturers https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/10/hacked-cameras-dvrs-powered-todays-massive-internet-outage/

This Week’s Quote: “Planes fly. Cars drive. Computers compute. If you base medicine on science, you cure people. If you base the design of planes on science, they fly. If you base the design of rockets on science, they reach the moon. It works…bitches.” —Richard Dawkins

Oct 09 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 10 October 2016

Co-Host: Travis Retriever

News of the Bogus:

22:10 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: HP Inc. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/09/what-hp-must-do-make-amends-its-self-destructing-printers

27:28 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Various Conservatives https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/08/congress-has-just-one-month-to-keep-the-internet-under-us-control

This Week’s Quote: “‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is the stupidest freaking saying in the world. All of the amazing things that have happened throughout human history is because someone decided to take something that they thought was working fine, break it, and build something better.” —Bryan Lunduke

Sep 23 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 26 September 2016

News of the Bogus:

Biggest Bogon Emitter: The Richest (nominated by Chris Hangartner) http://www.therichest.com/video/evil-people-who-should-be-banned-from-the-internet/

Idiot Extraordinaire: Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/09/17/people-are-justifiably-infuriated-with-how-jimmy-fallon-handled/

This Week’s Quote: “Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.” —Stanley Milgram

Sep 18 2016

Bogosity Podcast for 19 September 2016

Co-Host: Chris Hangartner

News of the Bogus:

26:15 – Biggest Bogon Emitter: Weirton, WV Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Protective League

36:45 – Idiot Extraordinaire: Vermont Bern Victims https://morningconsult.com/2016/09/13/bernie-sanders-popular-ever/

This Week’s Quote: “There have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal. Sometimes to do the right thing you have to break the law.” —Edward Snowden

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