As promised, a Halloween video
If you lose your Takimag gig please don't put a bullet in your head. I'd be happy to sponsor enough vodka to drink yourself to death. The good stuff, not some shit like Monarch brand.
Hey Dave, It's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't lived it, but you might appreciate this movie theater experience when I lived in LA years ago. I saw an ad that the theater in Venice had a 50 cent Saturday matinee. I told all my friends about it and six of us went. I don't remember the movie but it didn't matter. We were the only white people there. It was an hour and a half of howling, yelling the N word, candy boxes and popcorn thrown everywhere, total mayhem.
Well, Dave, not to one-up you, but ... when I was graduating high school I was voted Most Likely Not to Shit His Pants and, dammit, I'm in my 40s now and I'm happy to report I've held true to this honor and distinction even through some troubling late night drinking sessions and gastric viruses. Not once have I gone number two in my undies. Small victories in life, sure, but I'll take it.
Your Taki´s article was brilliant. In it you prove that the whole Middle East problem is that the Arabs are sore losers.
Fran Drescher brings her stuffed animals to the negotiations and makes the suits and their people talk to them?! Oh my fucking god, that's hilarious. She still thinks she's Bobbi Flekman in This is Spinal Tap. "Money talks, and bullshit walks. And speaking of talking, here's Mr Hippo and he wants an across the board 24% pay increase for all residuals. What do you say to that, Reed Hastings, and please speak slowly because bullshit isn't Mr Hippo's native language."
Love the backdrop Dave. Keep coming up with new ones. Put up the auction again.
C’mon Dave! Stroke that would be publisher’s ego (or whatever else he might need stroking) and get your foot back in the door!
They’re not going to let you back into the club without seeing and hearing you grovel a little.
Maybe pretend like you are an unknown and treat it like an “audition” (oh look! That’s actually a 1999 horror film)
I just thought that every item would get to such a high price that my low ball would be insulting. Had I known that all the subs were as cheapass as me I would have offered. Do it again Dave. Whats up with self publishing anyway?
I definitely picked up on that black dynamite "sell drugs to the community" in some of your articles, at least subconsciously, that's my favorite type of humor & translates well to text. I've seen black dynamite so many times I can basically quote the whole movie. About it being a satire, everyone I've shown it to has loved the movie & most of them have never really been exposed to blaxploitation films.
The sincerity of the way the lines are delivered are really what sells the movie, like that response I just mentioned, he seemed genuinely taken back lol. I don’t know it's just has this seriousness about it & the timing of everything that makes it so funny. I think those things alone make it amazing let alone that it's a satire spoofing other blaxploitation movies. It really reminds me of madtv which I loved because it was so ridiculous. Shame they never made a sequel, I didn't care for the animated show on adult swim at all.
As for dark city I often forget that it's sci fi until the end, I always think of more as a noir / horror / thriller movie, that's really what I like about it anyway.
Oh and my name on here is a reference to the fictional arab who wrote the necronimicon in HP lovecraft's cthulhu mythos. I'm obsessed with that shit.
Anyway thanks for the video, it's great seeing you do regular videos again, I'll buy you a beer again soon I promise, just got my car fixed so I'm broke as shit at the moment. The geniuses who designed my car decided it'd be a good idea to not have a key lock on the trunk & my options were pay out the nose to get the electrical redone all the way through the car to make it functional again or have a permanently unlocked trunk that gives total access to the cabin of the car. I wasn't comfortable with anyone being able to pop my trunk & access the entire car, so that cost me a pretty penny.
I'm shamelessly bitching about this to anyone who will listen as a coping mechanism. For anyone who read this far I apologize for wasting your time & also thank you for reading my rant, misery loves company as they say.
Regarding food deliveries, living in LA as you do, I've learned the hard way to only order from restaurants that are within a 1.5 mile radius of my place. Ideally within a mile. And actually, the first time I used GrubHub I do remember opening the door and seeing a truly beautiful girl (white, blue eyes, blonde) delivering the food. I was shocked -- what are YOU doing here?? But since then, every human has been getting progressing more unattractive and ethnically mysterious, and almost always male.
It's always great to see you. I enjoyed the video but, Dave you missed my movie questions >:(
Dave, you mention Downfall at the end of the video... just recently I stumbled upon an earlier version of the final days of Hitler story called The Bunker in which Anthony Hopkins played Hitler. Have you ever seen that? I believe it was a two or three part TV movie made in the early 1980s, and I must say I thought it was pretty well made. Hopkins does a good Hitler too, perhaps not as good as Bruno Ganz did but his must be the best English-language portrayal of Hitler.
YT link: https://youtu.be/DpH9lXP0DW0
I look forward to every one of Dave's Taki's articles. Substack Dave I haven't quite figured out yet. It's a bit of an uncanny valley to see someone who sort of thinks like me and even sort of looks like me, and someone who I could see myself as if I had all day to drink. Even uncanny is the Scotch, except my Elixir of the Gods is Glenfiddich when I splurge, which isn't often now that it's $70 a bottle.
One thing to dislike about the new normal is how hard it is now to find anything on Google. Not just the sponsored results, but also all the regime narrative results for anything related, telling you what you're supposed to think about what you're trying to find before you get to it.
It isn't surprising that "Taki's" returns several results for Taki's the Mexican snack company. But 25 results for every Taki's snack iteration and even Taki's restaurants have a higher search ranking than Taki's Magazine? Comon, seriously: Ann coulter, David Cole, John Stossel, Stephen Moore, Steve Sailer, Taki, and Theodore Dalrymple?
I’ll buy you a beer on Thursday! (I went a little nuts this month) but!! BUT!!! I want that date! (You + me + alcohol + video chat = good times)
Oh god! Dave! I’m so so sorry! I wanted to bid! I forgot all about the video! Are you gonna do it again?! I’ll buy something! Fuck bidding, I’ll just buy something! (Look, I just lost out on this fantastic necklace… I don’t wanna lose any more items to bidding! I’ll buy it! Tell me what you want for it, and I’ll just buy it!) what the hell is wrong with me! Shittiest fan ever! I’m so sorry!
Dave, you were joking about West Hollywood. I had a friend who managed a motel just off Hollywood Blvd near Vine. One night we got the bright idea to go skinny dipping in the motel pool. It's midnight no one around, right, except we weren't thinking about the clientele. It didn't take long. Out they came on the second floor balcony, "Hey boys, can we come in and join?" We skedaddled out of there fast.