The Dry Shave Show #115: Man Takes Woman’s Job

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: Man Takes Woman’s Job

Ivan and Byron chat about the weirdness surrounding how BC’s NDP just grabbed power despite how the Liberal Party won a minority mandate for Christy “Ol’ Squirrel Cheeks” Clark the other month. Naturally, Byron gets things a bit mixed up with some ’80s Wrestlemania special, a mistake anyone could make.

Meanwhile, Ivan mourns for all the episodes of Scooby Doo that got cut short in strikes during his childhood, Byron reminiscences about the projectors’ union strike, and Pyra bitches about smelling the award-winning sustainability of the local pulp mill and also tells of her dumb-ass staring contest with the local mountain lion. Plus: Ivan explains about co-ops run by menopausal hags and the gang discuss gay Wahabiism, the one-dictator North Korean obesity crisis, a BC baby getting a health card with an unspecified gender to suit its mommy’s needs for attention, Nixon’s trip to China, and an 11-year-old Alaskan kid who identifies as a bear-shooting hero.

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Paul Joseph Watson on Awful Architecture

Above: Boston City Hall, “the callous abomination” as per Paul Joseph Watson.

He’s talking (generally) about the defacement of British cities, of course, but the shoe fits 99% of Vancouver architecture as well:

I shit you not, that photo comes from an article on the “finest” of new Vancouver architecture.

LOL… I guess in the sense of “less ugly than Simon Fraser University’s Stalinist beige concrete blocks” but by that standard most prisons are also fine architecture.

Note: I grew up in Richmond, BC. As a kid we had wide open vistas framed by the North Shore and Cascade mountains right from the end of the driveway past the trees. Now at the end of the driveway of the house I grew up in, the mountains are obliterated by hideous condo towers and on the property itself, the views are of condos and townhouses.

So glad I moved somewhere more rural. I got my mountain view back from the end of the driveway, and on the property, the only thing hiding the mountains are the trees.

The nice thing about moving to the far fringes of a small backwater town where the principal industry is a pulp mill is that no one has the money to buy such, er, “taste” and if they do want dreary industrial chic, they can just follow the belching smoke to its source and get their fill of ugly utilitarianism. And the mill has kindly left a perimeter strip of forest surrounding their property so you only see it down its driveway.

Because they have the decency to know their building is butt-ugly and therefore to hide it somewhat, as opposed to all that brutalist architecture that can’t abide a single tree for fear of someone not having to look at it.

Perhaps one day when the stinky mill closes and gets replaced with a tacky casino/golf resort we’ll be blessed by such architectural excellence, but I still won’t have to see it thanks to the above-mentioned trees.

Related: Roger Scruton in an old BBC documentary called “Why Beauty Matters”:

The Dry Shave Show #114: BBQ Wars

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: BBQ Wars

We hate to admit it, but the USA is #1 for barbeque… and obesity. Then the gang discuss assholes who bring veggies to a BBQ party, CBC propaganda shows, how Canada Day is Moving Day in Quebec, the UN blaming Palestinian domestic violence on Israel, the American Revolution as a rehearsal for World War I, and how Amelia Earhardt busted the stereotype about women asking for directions when she got herself lost over the Pacific.

Plus: Ivan turns a story about a Montreal adult daycare into “a cul-de-sac of Ivan-ness,” much to Byron’s dismay. Meanwhile, Byron channels Alex Jones with a side order of Yosemite Sam.

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The Dry Shave Show #113: Middle Earth Declares War On ISIS

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: Middle Earth Declares War On ISIS

Byron pouts about not getting enough attention as Ivan discusses the case of the Welshman who attacked the mosque across the street from a radical extremist mosque and a Bernie Sanders fanatic who shot up a Republican baseball game.

The gang then chat about some shrieking chick who blamed others for her lax laptop settings allowing someone to AirDrop a Pepe meme on her, 4chan pranks, freebleeding, Bill Cosby’s mistrial, new colours on the Pride flag, and Jeremy Corbyn’s longing to seize private property in the wake of the Greenfell Tower fire.

Plus: Mike Tyson’s favorite snack and Byron’s never had a (real) job.

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The Dry Shave Show #112: Comey Island Crybaby

Time for another episode of everyone’s favourite political comedy podcast, The Dry Shave Show! Hosted by Byron Bertram, our very own Ivan Penaluna, and news girl Pyra Draculea.

This week: Comey Island Crybaby

Ivan and Byron riffs on James Comey’s testimony before Congress while CNN and other media scum fictionalize what he says and leftists hold out hope for impeachment.

They then discuss news stories about a pro-pipeline German metal festival (pro-beer pipeline, that is) and an Ontario man who offended someone by lining his street with Canadian flags before getting into Gastown real estate amenities and hideous Vancouver houses and how 420 would be so much better if they replaced weed and Bob Marley with coke and Motley Crue.

Plus: Trump admires Stalin’s “tremendous ice wall” and George V changes the family to pretend they weren’t German while Stoner Hitler and Stoner Stalin carve up Poland before Stoner Hitler gets all backstabby.

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Islamic Terror: Reaping the Whirlwind

So, up until this point those who find themselves steering the Islamic- Progressive alliance were under the impression that they could operate policies, within which, Islamic terrorists could mount an increasing number of terror attacks on the host society, whilst the guardians of the progressive narrative would deflect responsibility and maintain victim status for Muslims.

This new norm of accepting terror incidents as ‘part and parcel of living in a modern society’ suited both parties in their shared ultimate goal – the destruction of the traditional societal model. However, this model is not to be applied in the case of blowback from the target society.

Like the boiled frog, the domestic population were to be kept inactive by an ideologically subversive narrative and coercively silenced whilst the temperature of the water was slowly increased.

However, there comes a point where some of the frogs slowly being boiled realize what is happening and try to save themselves.

In 1942, British Air Chief Marshall, Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris referenced a biblical quote (Hosea 8:7) when he made a radio broadcast to announce the RAF’s first thousand bomber raid on Germany.

“The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everybody else, and nobody was going to bomb them. After Rotterdam, London, Warsaw, and half a hundred other places, they have put that rather naive theory into operation. They sowed the wind, and now they are going to reap the whirlwind.”

Up until this one response to now countless Islamic terror attacks across Europe, the permitted response has been to employ hashtags; wash our profile pictures & offer instantly discardable thoughts and prayers.

Now there has been an attack on a group, who had until this point had been dolling out almost relentless violence, that response is suddenly no longer enough. Now we need to ‘crush the poison narrative’; we need sweeping laws to protect Muslims, so that they can continue to ideologically support extremists without interference or fear for their safety.

Today, Julie Lenarz in the relatively sober Telegraph argues that Failing to confront far-right terrorism will only embolden the other barbarians among us. Er, no Julie, confronting and tackling Islamic extremism is where we need to focus our energy. Scores of attacks across Europe, and we need to tackle the mindset behind one response? That is some perverse logic you’re afflicted with there.

There is no attempt to understand why something like this happened; no attempt to disassociate the actions of one from a broader group; no mercy in their words this morning for those they see has holding unacceptable views; views they clearly find more disturbing than the ideology behind the frequency of Islamic terror attacks we are now being asked to accept as ‘normal.’

Meanwhile, in the real world of actions and consequences, as if treating the host society to near relentless terror attacks was ever going to play out well for a group that makes up 5% of the population.

Not all Muslims are extremists or support such actions, but a significant minority believe things that are incompatible with a functioning liberal democracy.

I lived in Finsbury Park for many years. Finsbury Park mosque was notorious a hornet’s nest of extremism & then home to hate preacher, Abu Hamsa before his extradition to the U.S. on terror charges.

It was so infamous, that visiting football fans being escorted to the nearby Arsenal ground of Highbury would shout abuse at the intimidating group who would hold prayers on the pavement under the watchful eye of Hamsa.

Abu Hamsa leading prayers outside Finsbury Park mosque

It’s very hard to feel sory for such people. And Finsbury Park mosque could be considered a high value target. However, the mosque that was attacked was across the street, and so the suspicion is that the attacker confused the two.

London mayor Sadiq Khan & Labour’s Diane Abbott were declaring it a ‘terrorist attack’ within hours; something for which ideological motive needs to be present; something they were both very reluctant to do when the assailants were from the religion of special needs.

The speed with which they have declared intent and aportioned blame to Islamafauxbia should be noted. We would be very interested to know what sort of phobia Islamic terrorist suffer from. Of course, I am being disingenuous, Islamic terrorists are not treated to the same ideological vilification by the left.

None of this should come as any surprise. Once again we see the same alliance – Islam & the left sharing the same narrative; actively targeting any resistence to the now endless orgy of Islamic violence across Europe, and ultimately sharing the same goal: the undermining of structured and functioning Western societies.

‘As the traditions of the nation fade and lose meaning, so does its will to defend itself to survive’

W. August Mayer

Islamic Jihad, Cultural Marxism and the Transformation of the West

Camille Paglia on Trump, liberals, transgenders, and jihad

New interview with Camille Paglia in the Weekly Standard, in which she delves into the current derangement of our society and the media complicity thereof… plus why Trump won and will keep on winning as the Democrats keep on whining.


On Trump’s detractors:

There seems to be a huge conceptual gap between Trump and his most implacable critics on the left. Many highly educated, upper-middle-class Democrats regard themselves as exemplars of “compassion” (which they have elevated into a supreme political principle) and yet they routinely assail Trump voters as ignorant, callous hate-mongers. These elite Democrats occupy an amorphous meta-realm of subjective emotion, theoretical abstractions, and refined language. But Trump is by trade a builder who deals in the tangible, obdurate, objective world of physical materials, geometry, and construction projects, where communication often reverts to the brusque, coarse, high-impact level of pre-modern working-class life, whose daily locus was the barnyard. It’s no accident that bourgeois Victorians of the industrial era tried to purge “barnyard language” out of English.


On the the liberal non-reactions to jihadism:

Citizens have an absolute right to demand basic security from their government. The contortions to which so many liberals resort to avoid connecting bombings, massacres, persecutions, and cultural vandalism to Islamic jihadism is remarkable, given their usual animosity to religion, above all Christianity.


On transgenders:

I am highly skeptical about the current transgender wave, which I think has been produced by far more complicated psychological and sociological factors than current gender discourse allows. Furthermore, I condemn the escalating prescription of puberty blockers (whose long-term effects are unknown) for children. I regard this practice as a criminal violation of human rights.

… Biology has been programmatically excluded from women’s studies and gender studies programs for almost 50 years now. Thus very few current gender studies professors and theorists, here and abroad, are intellectually or scientifically prepared to teach their subjects.


Read the whole thing here.