Next Show: 2011-12-08

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Our next show will be on December 8th, 2011.

Drew Rush and Jesse Gilchrist Forgione will be debating rights, ethics, human exceptionalism, and animal sentience. Tennyson will be moderating. Bosco will be providing commentary to keep the listeners from falling asleep.

The Beer Purity Act

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

If you want to study up before today’s beer segment, here’s something to read:

Following is an English translation of the Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law) adopted in 1516, the oldest provision still enforced to protect the consumer. This is taken from the article “History of German Brewing” by Karl J. Eden, published in ‘zymurgy’ magazine, Vol. 16, No. 4 Special 1993.

“We hereby proclaim and decree, by Authority of our Province, that henceforth in the Duchy of Bavaria, in the country as well as in the cities and marketplaces, the following rules apply to the sale of beer:

“From Michaelmas to Georgi, the price for one Mass [Bavarian Liter 1,069] or one Kopf [bowl-shaped container for fluids, not quite one Mass], is not to exceed one Pfennig Munich value, and

“From Georgi to Michaelmas, the Mass shall not be sold for more than two Pfennig of the same value, the Kopf not more than three Heller [Heller usually one-half Pfennig].

“If this not be adhered to, the punishment stated below shall be administered.

“Should any person brew, or otherwise have, other beer than March beer, it is not to be sold any higher than one Pfennig per Mass.

“Furthermore, we wish to emphasize that in future in all cities, markets and in the country, the only ingredients used for the brewing of beer must be Barley, Hops and Water. Whosoever knowingly disregards or transgresses upon this ordinance, shall be punished by the Court authorities’ confiscating such barrels of beer, without fail.

“Should, however, an innkeeper in the country, city or markets buy two or three pails of beer (containing 60 Mass) and sell it again to the common peasantry, he alone shall be permitted to charge one Heller more for the Mass of the Kopf, than mentioned above. Furthermore, should there arise a scarcity and subsequent price increase of the barley (also considering that the times of harvest differ, due to location), WE, the Bavarian Duchy, shall have the right to order curtailments for the good of all concerned.”

Announcement: upcoming Thinking Liberty changes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Due to Darian’s recent conversion to state communism, Bosco’s decision to join the United States Marines and Tennyson’s new job as a Washington DC lobbyist for Monsanto the producer of Thinking Liberty has decided to change the name of the show to Acting Violently. The show’s hosts former selves would like to thank you all for listening and hope you continue carrying on the torch of liberty because clearly these bums have failed miserably. The new hosts however would like to inform you that you will all be assimilated. Resistance if futile.

Actually… real announcement is that the Thinking Liberty hosts are in fact rather strapped for time and with new toll increases the cost of traveling will be increased somewhat significantly too. As a result, as announced on the 2011-09-06 show, sometime starting in October Thinking Liberty will be moving to a bi-weekly or monthly schedule. The day of recording (still live and in the evening) may change also. We may lengthen the show to 3 hours. Should there be anyone in the NYC / Edgewater, NJ area who would be interested in being a regular in-studio host please contact us as that may be a possibility to keep the frequency of productions up. The hosts are still working out the details of the change but wanted to give everyone a heads up. We really appreciate your support and will try our best to keep the bombast flowing. If you donate regularly to the show and wish to scale back due to our slacking we won’t shame you… much.

Again, thanks for your support. Enjoy the archives. We’ll still be on weekly till at least the October 11th show when we’ll have the pickling contest. And please…. could you get the Koch brothers to fund us so we can get back to bombasting?! Thanks. –bile

Hiking Hyjinx

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Darian and Bosco went for a hiking trip. They had to leave early and the guide book they brought is now full of blood. Find out why tonight on Thinking Liberty, 8PM EST.