Thursday, November 23, 2017

Anarchotyranny Update - The Crackpot Podcast

The Crackpot Podcast, Special Episode 17

James LaFond describes the scene in Baltimore after the daylight execution of a police detective.

After a police detective was shot on Nov 15 and died of his wounds the following day, law enforcement activity in Baltimore has taken on a new tone and purpose.  James LaFond predicts this event will be an important marker in Baltimore's history, on par with the Freddie Gray riots of Spring 2015.

Happy Thanksgiving!



The Crackpot Podcast features prolific author and urban survival expert James LaFond, and Lynn Lockhart.

(c) 2017 Lynn Lockhart & James LaFond

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 3

Lynn's favorite articles from for the week of November 13:

A friend of Tony Rooster's is a Wild Indian.

A friend of the Checkered Demon enjoys a benevolent beating by an old, treacherous lover.

James tells of the time he took possession of a gladiator on a handshake.

What does it mean to be a racist according to Evola's classifications?

Harm City comes to the suburbs and gives James a chance to coach his son in Dindu Wrangling.

Jeremy Bentham gives good advice along with the Radio Free Dindustan police blotter in Get Off my Lawn!

Parody is not possible in a world where trees can be racist, a baffling piece from Fred Beare.

Fred Beare's neighbors did him a big favor and invited a bunch of lowlifes over for a party.

The Murderbowl Sweepstakes 2017 has begun.  Pick a number, any number, and enter to win a digital book for your electron library.

Tony Rooster enforces civility outside the bounds of civilization.

James and Jeremy discuss the escalating violence and tensions between police, residents and gangs in Baltimore, marked by the daylight execution of a police detective.

Tony Cox makes a fine fiction debut.

Get in at the start of a new fiction book: Thunderbird.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Coed Sports & Severed Heads - The Crackpot Podcast Ep 16

Episode 16 of the Crackpot Podcast with LaFond & Lockhart brings you discussions of professional sports, domestic violence, insects and the slave instinct, totally unsubstantiated speculation on the Las Vegas shooting, child rearing, description of 19th century art and more.

Please note that if you subscribe to RSS, you should now be getting the podcast delivered to your device automatically, as we are hosting the mp3 at Archive rather than on Google Drive.

Audio only:

00:02:30  Quote from Seneca
00:04:13  The importance of the physical world
00:05:15  Darwin and the slave instinct
00:07:02  Specialization is for insects
00:11:10  Evola
00:12:20  At first James thought Lynn was a dude
00:16:20  Queens more likely to go to war than kings historically
00:20:25  Sports as a spectator vs a participant
00:27:25  College sports
00:31:05  NFL, Ray Rice
00:35:25  Coed sports in ancient Greece
00:38:40  Origins of ball sports
00:39:45  Lacrosse
00:43:00  The importance of tool use for women's self defense
00:46:50  Preschool
00:50:06  Las Vegas update
01:01:30  Self censorship
01:03:31  Today's art, by Baroness Hyde de Neuville an 1821 sketch of a war dance for President Monroe, as seen in American Heritage Book of the Presidents and Famous Americans, Vol. 2.
01:16:50  Update on James' coaching and training availability.
01:23:50  Current events from two weeks ago

(c) 2017 Lynn Lockhart

Thursday, November 16, 2017

My Old Man

Making the Most of Your Years and Your Descendants

As men of action transition into the third stage of their lives, they may struggle with loss of physical strength and earning power.  John Paul Barber reminds us that the elder season of a man's life has a great value, far beyond the strength of his back or the memory of his largest tax return.

James' relationship with his old man [from Episode 15] is a lot like mine. Daddy grew up extremely poor and was raised by his grandparents. He's only 64 and most of his childhood was spent without electricity or running water. He never learned how to swim. I actually taught him how to ride a bicycle when he was about 40. His grandparents couldn't ever afford to buy him one. So once he was old enough, his life revolved around earning money, just like James' daddy. He was always working so he never spent a lot of time with me. That's why I was so close to my Granddaddy (Mama's Daddy). He was the one who took me fishing and did stuff with me when I was a kid.

Now that I'm older, me and my old man have gotten closer. He literally knows how to fix just about anything. Since I'm a homeowner, all that knowledge he has comes in handy and we've worked on quite a few projects together. I've learned more from him in the last ten years than I did the first 30 years of my life. I just wish he didn't fart so much while we're working on these projects.

(c) 2017 Lynn Lockhart & John Paul Barber

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 2

Here are links to my favorite content from for the week of November 5:

Professor X clues us in that North American Indians were not all peace pipe smoking hippies in Injuns.

As a general rule, my favorite fiction entry from James is any fiction entry, and this week we got the latest piece for Beyond the Pale (tag link), a fantasy based on the Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist.

James reports another strange, midnight commute in I'm Gettin' Kinda' Nervous.

Robert E. Howard readers will appreciate James' impressions of Howard's poetry in The Warning Fires.

Scenes from the zombie apocalypse, as reported by a young lady in the field.

Butch provides good automotive advice, with an assist from Tony Rooster.  Hey Butch, I used to drive a sweet 5-speed Ford Escort ZX-2 but had to trade it in for my Momry.

The Checkered Demon gives an Ecclesiastian rumination in Dominoes.

Tony Rooster tells some of his experiences with drugs, the bad and the not so bad.

It turns out that the Khan makes a chaste confidant for a young woman and a fine "Uncle Beast" for a lucky toddler.

Beauty is to be admired for its own sake, and to be the subject of the male gaze is not always to be prey.

James continues to bring Evola to you, seeking to understand the warrior's rejection of modern comforts and embrace of honor.

(c) 2017 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, November 10, 2017

Does Boxing Cause Brain Damage? The Crackpot Podcast Ep 15

James LaFond & Lynn Lockhart talk about brain trauma in sports, self-defense skills for your children, and learn about James' family life.

Audio only:

Also note that ever Helpful Timbo has created an album for us at Archive, so you can find all our podcasts there for download, and even try your hand at the RSS feed built in there:

The Crackpot Podcast Archive

00:02:08  We learn about James' father and family
00:12:30  Drive to upgrade into suburbia, dual income households
00:13:08  James' large step-family
00:15:44  My son's here, just call his name
00:17:33  A real woman
00:17:50  Move to Baltimore
00:18:20  What does James like to eat?
00:19:03  Sisters
00:22:42  Child rearing -- Daddy's Girl
00:28:00  The importance of driving for women
00:34:20  Rwanda Rousey video
00:36:54  Ball sports for women, soccer is damaging women's knees
00:40:10  Boxing
00:42:40  Skill set vs. basic physical ability
00:44:00  The truth about martial arts
00:45:30  Tactical awareness
00:48:36  The changing predation environment
00:51:21  Matt Yglesias
00:52:39  Domestication
00:55:35  James the White supremacist (he's not)
00:57:30  James' criteria for defending victims of crime
01:00:14  Boxing, stick fighting and brain trauma
01:02:00  Marvin Hagler's highlight reel

(c) 2017 Lynn Lockhart & James LaFond

The Lies That Bind Us by James LaFond

The Foundational Falsehoods of the American Dream

The Lies that Bind Us is an open-ended exploration of the ingeniously layered falsehoods that misinform the moral foundations of the Greatest Lie Ever Told, how we came to the brink of the abyss and the many slain truths that might have been.

Available in paperback and Kindle edition.