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Michael Malice: Thanksgiving Pirate Special | Lex Fridman Podcast #402

Lex Fridman | April 2, 2024
Michael Malice: Thanksgiving Pirate Special | Lex Fridman Podcast #402

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  1. @lexfridman

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

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    1:28 – Beauty and mantis shrimp
    6:02 – Parrots, Pirates, and Monty Python
    12:14 – Humor and absurdity
    19:35 – Thanksgiving
    48:15 – Unboxing the mystery box
    1:04:13 – Karl Marx and religion
    1:12:30 – Art
    1:16:44 – Books
    1:29:21 – How to be happy
    1:31:31 – Depression
    1:32:35 – Fear
    1:34:01 – Betrayal

  2. @susanshelit

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    1:03:51 Love u very much Michael but as a man, you don't face potential danger from a women oppressing religion as much as I do.

    I have a Muslim collegue. His wife wears no hijab, Niqab or whatever. A wonderful, hardworking man, with a religion that he keeps to himself. I have no quarrel with him or anyone like him.

    I have a quarrel with Sharia laws invented by insecure, women hating men who want to take away the rights my grandmothers faught for and which basically reduces me to a walking womb…

  3. @EpicGeopolitics

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    The two of you are my favourite people in the world right now. Please keep doing what you're doing and fighting the good fight. Hope to see more from the two of you. All the best!

  4. @PryZmFiXion

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    Am I the only one deeply disturbed that Michaels regimen of shaving scents is not 69?

    I would like to see him correct this. Just saying.

    Is Burnt Hair a thing for shaving yet. Skunk water? What

  5. @USmetallist

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    hey lex…. try having DEBATE
    for the weakness of MICHAEL … try do debate thing to do with Alex Hormozi…

    better yet … have debate with Chris Williamson…

    ..and check the podcast on Chris Williamson with Alex Hormozi

    similar to you and Michael

  6. @bohanwang-nt7qz

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    ๐ŸŽฏCourse outline for quick navigation:

    [00:0001:46]1. Michael malice's anarchy and humor
    -[00:0000:29]Discussion about a scarlet macaw and monty python sketch humor.
    -[00:5001:17]Thanksgiving special featuring michael malice, anarchist and author

    [01:4611:42]2. Wildlife and humor
    -[02:1002:41]Discussion about the peacock mantis shrimp, with details on its appearance and powerful punch.
    -[03:1503:39]Fascination with specimen behavior; couldn't survive due to mineral deficiency and molting issues.
    -[08:0308:29]Humor in dark subjects is absurd and psychologically valuable, providing a 'little vacation'.
    -[10:4711:14]Russian humor prevails despite limited freedoms in the soviet union, where people find joy amidst scarcity, as observed over 11 years with recent electrification of the border.

    [11:4320:51]3. The role of different groups and norm macdonald
    -[11:4312:59]Different perspectives outside the bell curve contribute to comedy, finding happiness through laughter, diverse humor preferences.
    -[13:5814:26]Norman made a memorable joke on conan o'brien's show about a carrot top movie.
    -[16:4117:17]Discussion about favorite comedians including norm macdonald and neil hamburger.

    [20:5130:22]4. Family and gratitude
    -[21:1421:40]Joyful interaction with nephews, one age 6 and the other starting to talk.
    -[23:4124:11]Russian culture values dark humor, wordplay, and poetry, with a strong influence on family humor and language.
    -[26:2627:11]Early parental relationships are formative; father taught valuable lessons at a young age; emphasizes the benefits of learning from older friends.

    [30:2339:52]5. Author's reflections and gratitude
    -[30:5831:23]Harvey pekar, subject of american splendor, wrote a graphic novel about the speaker, which is valued at $150 on ebay, but the speaker suggests to download it instead. the speaker also met harvey while writing a screenplay about a band from the 80s called rubber rodeo.
    -[31:3632:06]Producing graphic novel, best writing, very dark story of doing all right things and going nowhere.
    -[32:1533:54]Immigrant success story owning margaret thatcher's bookcases and finding fulfillment in writing and career friendships.
    -[34:3935:31]Feelings of loneliness in new york, but in austin, more people to hang out with, not as isolated.
    -[36:1336:39]Met with legislator in texas, who later got kicked out for misconduct.
    -[38:1538:39]Researcher chooses to write about the war in ukraine despite historical skepticism.

    [39:5201:07:59]6. Human nature and historical comparisons
    -[41:5742:27]Criticism of using extreme wealth to influence politics, including billionaires like elon musk and sheldon adelson.
    -[43:0943:37]Lessons highlight human extremes and the thin veneer of civilization.
    -[46:5947:25]Humans are essentially civil and amiable, but goodness is demonstrated in challenging situations where people step up on average.
    -[47:4648:15]Most people feel good is outweighing bad in the world.
    -[48:4249:39]Rewarding oneself for accomplishments is important, no matter how small; like jake michael singer, a sculptor, who i followed on instagram.
    -[53:1553:40]Young artists aim to create affordable beauty and joy for homes.
    -[54:1554:45]Contemporary art is beautiful, supporting young creatives, not often disgusting or gross.
    -[01:03:0801:03:35]Gay americans went from being universally hated to now times square being covered in pride flags, attributed to the ambassador program.
    -[01:03:5801:04:24]Fighting bigotry by being a counter-example, referencing karl marx's views on religion.

    [01:08:0001:22:39]7. Power shift and interviewing techniques
    -[01:09:4001:10:27]China influences america through soft power like pop culture, universities, and tiktok, spreading propaganda and shaping american popular culture.
    -[01:11:0801:11:37]Exporting music and media influences through social media, cheaper than threats. covid as example.
    -[01:14:0401:14:31]Egyptians mummified ibises, i have an ibis mummy in my house, a recent cool addition.
    -[01:18:4501:19:18]Interviewing accomplished individuals for a deeper understanding of their soul and ideas, revealing the desire for recognition.
    -[01:19:2501:19:46]Writers' passion for their work can be overpowering and engaging, leading to intense discussions with friends.

    [01:22:4101:38:52]8. Finding joy in shaving and self-improvement
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    -[01:26:4001:27:14]Phoenix shaving offers unique scented soaps like aloha smackdown, yule ham, and rockin' ramen, and a yearly advent calendar with 12-day samples of soap and aftershave.
    -[01:30:1401:30:40]Using data to track progress can foster a sense of accomplishment and trying new things can help overcome challenges.
    -[01:37:5401:38:48]Grateful for friendship and seeing beauty in others. encouraging courage to discover new horizons.

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  7. @user-cv9wl6df4b

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    I've heard Michael Malice use the term "soyboy" as a pejorative to mean weak. I eat soy foods, so that must mean I'm weak.
    Lifting weights and getting all muscled up doesn't mean you can fight, tough guy.
    Show ponies deadlifting a thousand pounds, thinking they're hard. Laughable.

  8. @user-cv9wl6df4b

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    I've heard Michael Malice use the word "soyboy" as a pejorative to mean weak. I eat soy foods so that must mean I'm weak.
    Lifting weights doesn't mean you can fight, tough guy.

  9. @Worix21

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    What a great conversation, thank you both! Between this and Malice on Dr. Peterson's podcast I feel like I've seen a whole new side of Michael and it's great ๐Ÿ‘

  10. @vaekkriinhart4347

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    had to look up neil hamburger bc m.m. brought him up.. "Why do gay gay gay men always bring up cher, barbara streisand, and liza mennelli so often?.. To show there are people much more deserving of our hatred than gay men"- neil hamburger

  11. @Cindy-ee5ou

    April 2, 2024 at 5:20 am

    My dad went to North Korea as part of a team of scientists, deemed national guests. He lost lots of weight afterwards. North Korea can serve as an effective weight loss program.

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