Monday, October 28, 2019

67 Ishmael Returns Crackpot Podcast

Hello Crackpot Listeners!  Bob, sometimes known as Ishmael, is one of our best friends.  We taped this while James was staying in Bob's beautiful and comfortable home, in the magical land of Utah, where all the men are strong, all the women are beautiful and all the children are well loved.  Bob tells us about the buffalo hunt of a lifetime, and we talk a lot about hunting and wildlife.  Thank you so much for joining us, Bob!

The Crackpot Podcast features the world's most underrated author, James LaFond, and a middle aged woman named Lynn Lockhart.

Bob's father is the subject of Son of a Lesser God.




0:03:00  Blitzkrieg hypothesis
0:04:20  How to hunt buffalo in Utah
0:16:45  Guiding, camping, brown bears
0:31:40  Legal implications of grizzly defense, timberwolves
0:41:30  Mass extinctions, Roman influence
0:58:10  Brain surgery or war clubs?
1:05:20  Cattle vs Buffalo
1:11:40  Docking sheep, domestication
1:18:30  Size of hunter-gatherers
1:25:00  Bob's fights
1:30:50  Back to the hunt

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 94

Happy day to you, here are your weekend links!

This is the savage content people want from James LaFond. 

There is a very good letter from Carbon Mike in this mailbag.  Carbon Mike taped with us recently, so you can look forward to an extended discussion!

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is wonderful, but I also highly, highly recommend Danny, Champion of the World, by Roald Dahl.

James tells you the ups and downs of fake improvised weapons.

James is back in Baltimore and back to our future.

Let's get to know our first president a little better by reading his journal.

I love Howard's slave-girl-to-barbarian-queen story arcs.

Maybe Mescaline should practice taking selfies to get that smirk right!

Likely young men should be as wary of their drinking partners as any woman.

I refuse to concede "white" as weak.  Pale skin may not be strictly white, but it is beautiful, on men and women, it speaks of a special origin.  I do agree that it fails to inspire enough solidarity for any political or cultural movement.

The thing about race, and any differences really, is that small differences are hugely important to close neighbors.  Think Lilliput vs Blefuscu.  My grandpa had blue eyes and his skin was darkened from welding. 

Latin American governments do use a much more detailed assessment of color, Mr. Bentham.  They have real white supremacy. 

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, October 18, 2019

066 Buried News - Crackpot Podcast

Hello and welcome to a short episode of the Crackpot Podcast, this one is on current events only, and it's about events which you may not have noticed, as they are not favored for wide coverage, see the links below for original stories and listen to hear our takes.

The Crackpot Podcast features prolific author and fell warrior James LaFond, and woman of the right, whether you like it or not, Lynn Lockhart.

Portland MAGA hat-tack

Birthday shooting





(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 93

Hello friends, here are your weekend links!

The only crime stat worth knowing is the murder rate.

In-group vs. out-group violence is always worth talking about.

Often, what looks like discipline to others doesn't feel like it to oneself. 

This project has evolved so much, and it just keeps getting better.  Watch as a masterpiece takes shape.

James is a type of slave - he will read books for you and give you summaries and impressions of each chapter - for free!

Meet a friend of the Crackpot's!

Attention, rural Americans, you are not safe!

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘In the Grip of an Earthquake’

The Haunter of the Pits, Chapter 5, Robert E. Howard’s Hour of the Dragon, reading from pages 113-119 of the DelRey edition

Greek Exam 3 - Art History 4130 with Zaho at University of Central Florida - StudyBlue

Gianni’s illustration evokes the image of the famed fallen Gaul at Pergamon in Asia Minor as the chained savage is shown chained to a massive wall ring by a  weight of chains most men could not have lifted, amongst the bones of his damned predecessor.

Conan is depicted in strained prose as everything to his near-animal type and staying instinctively silent as he did as a child hiding from beasts in the wild.  Howard continues filling in the barbarian’s backstory in ways not permitted by the brief length of his normal-length yarns.  It is told that Conan’s behavior was not the result of a reasoning process but instinctive:

“The Cimmerian did not curse, scream, weep or rave as a civilized man might have done.”

More fierce musings continue as shadows flit within shadows in the dungeon, and finally Conan meets the babe of all Howard babes, who seems to have reflected his ideal feminine type:

“I am only Zenobia…only a girl of the king’s seraglio…less than one of the dogs that gnaw the bones in his banquet all.”

The angel then goes on to profess her love for Conan, having seen him once from afar and also asserts her humanity, “I am no painted toy.”

Conan was touched by the baring of this woman’s soul to him but then went quickly about the business of survival.  She gains his admiration due to her practical selection of a heavy fighting knife and the manner of her stealing the guard’s keys.

What follows after the girl’s dainty departure is a classic dungeon adventure, essentially the aspect that roleplaying game designers borrowed from Howard’s creative works where they take their worldview from Tolkien’s fairy world.

Conan’s exit from the pit involves his third encounter with Howard’s favorite monster, the Vilayet Ape, a massive carnivorous ape that seems like a 700 pound chimpanzee, also depicted in the classic Rogues In the House and Iron Shadows in the Moon.

The closing illustration is of two hands shackled in heavy iron stressing against their bonds.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 92

Please check out this new YouTube channel from Jakob, some really good training videos and test play for a new card game.

Here is a Robert E. Howard piece, I have many more to publish!

Pacifism hides crimes both spiritual and material.

The list of lies is so long and comprehensive that one despairs of the truth reasserting itself.

Peek into the author's notebook and learn more about James's recently published Book of Nightmares.

In some other timeline (a nice one, though not ideal) James is a university professor, chair of the Classics department, and dabbling in English literature.

Even non-prudes know porn is harmful.  It may be less harmful to women, but still harmful.

Embark on another Plantation America adventure, the tales of rebels, pirates and murderers of American Spartacus.

How to work out with an axe and a stump.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

065 Rick Wayne - Crackpot Podcast

Today we have a special episode, we talk with an old friend of the Crackpot's "Rick Wayne."  Rick tells us about working for Donald Trump in Atlantic City, life in Las Vegas, and much more.  It was a pleasure to meet one of James's oldest friends, I am enjoying getting to know more of your people!

The Crackpot Podcast features James and Lynn, friends who release their phone calls to the public, for some strange reason.




0:02:00  Meeting Wayne
0:05:15  Molly the Bird
0:09:00  Living in Las Vegas
0:17:25  Meeting Trump in Atlantic City
0:27:58  Trump's Baltimore tweets
0:29:32  Voting for Obama
0:33:57  Alcohol in the casinos
0:39:38  We meet Punky, Wayne's mom
0:55:40  Food pyramid
1:07:40  Shout out to Sean
1:08:35  Avalanche school
1:12:00  Growing, life in CA, drug war
1:31:00  I ran out of time, so we leave you with a bit of a cliffhanger

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lockhart's Top LaFonds Volume 91

Our hero has arrived safely in Penn's Wood, so look for new posts very soon!

I think we need to talk about the vaunted Athenian democracy and the parallels to our present social rot.

I would like to talk about the Science Fiction genre and how it reflects social changes.  Space age books are so full of hope and promise.  I don't read contemporary sci-fi, is any one writing like that anymore?

Nassim Taleb has observed that the name "Britain" comes the Phoenician word for tin.

How could unilateral, unprovoked violence be good?  It is educational!  A stranger must be regarded as an unknown, a potential enemy, and this instinct has nearly been bred out of us.

The more I think about it, all sorts of modern ills may be thought of as Christian heresies, including science, most technology, atheism, pacifism, vegetarian diets, and much more.

I don't think impeachment threats or procedures are going to harm Trump any more than Mueller's investigation did, a hampering inconvenience.  The fact that the deep state is still trying to take him out is proof that Trump still threatens them, and the fact that they continue to fail shows that they rely on the inertia of a system full of mediocre operatives clinging to their status rather than any great talent or ability or even will to power.

(c) 2019 Lynn Lockhart