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#TFH on #VLR 11/28: It’s “Greatest Hits” Night!

Tonight Their Finest Hour hits Vigilant Liberty Radio with a pre-recorded show for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend! The show will post at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on VLR’s Spreaker page, and you can enjoy at your leisure!

The “greatest hits” I’ll be playing are:

I also want to draw everyone’s attention to a charity fundraiser VLR’s Amanda McCallister (@RightInPlanning) is conducting this holiday season. Amanda would like to host an orphan from overseas during Christmas. During the visit, they’ll have the chance to meet potential adoptive families here, and it could change a very young life for the unquestioning better. Please donate if you can!!

Here’s the show!

I’ll be back with a brand new show next Saturday (12/5) – thanks everyone for your listenership and continued support, I hope everyone had a great holiday, and safe travels if you’re on the road!

 

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Here’s #GamerGate In 5 Easy Bites

Many people have noticed the #GamerGate hashtag floating around but still don’t know what it’s all about, so I’m going to try and distill it down to the very basics.

neurontin 300 mg high 1. What is #GamerGate?

#GamerGate is the hashtag around which video game consumers have rallied to:

  • Demand an end to unethical behavior, corruption, and overt politicization in the video game industry, particularly among video game journalists
  • Boycott outlets that have attacked gamers with accusations of misogyny and sexism in response to the above demand
  • Share research  on and evidence of corruption in the industry
  • Support websites/causes that support gamers and inclusivity in the industry
  • Support each other against accusations of misogyny, racism, homophobia, etc.

While the tag was coined by Adam Baldwin to reflect the Watergate scandal, it has since become synonymous with a gaming consumer revolt, as “supporters” of #GamerGate see themselves as a barrier to the corruption in the industry. It even has an unofficial mascot called Vivian James. Continue reading Here’s #GamerGate In 5 Easy Bites

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Cataclysmic Clash: Gamers vs. Journalists

Little Mac punches Glass Joe in Punch Out!
Glass Joe never was a match for Little Mac. (Image: Charles Williams (CC))

A ton of things have happened since my last post on what is now known as Gamer Gate.  Some hours after it went live several gaming websites, who won’t be named and won’t be linked because they don’t deserve the traffic, posted articles all containing the same theme: “Gamers” are dead, they don’t have to be our audience, and this controversy is little more than the death rattle of a white male misogynistic culture.  One of these articles even went so far as to decry “fun” being the primary criteria by which we determine how good a game is.

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TFH for Labor Day – Some Greatest Hits!

No live Their Finest Hour this week as I’m taking the Labor Day holiday off. No worries, TFH fans, because this means you’ve got a great opportunity to go back and listen to some programs you may have missed, or that you just want to hear again!

I’ve picked four shows from earlier this year that I’m particularly proud of, and that I particularly enjoyed. Links are to the original show posts, players are embedded here for convenience, and of course, you can click “Spreaker” in any of the players to be taken to the page where you can download MP3 copies for offline listening.

Enjoy the replays, and we’ll catch you back with a new Their Finest Hour on Vigilant Liberty Radio on Monday, September 8th!

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Retro Review: Independence Day

Independence Day Bluray Cover
In 1996, that would’ve been a tragedy.

Whether it’s A Nightmare Before Christmas on Halloween, Saving Private Ryan on Memorial Day, or Die Hard at Christmas, we’ve all got our favorite holiday movie traditions.  For the 4th of July, there’s no better movie to watch than the aptly titled Independence Day.  Conveniently abbreviated “ID4” by an incredible marketing campaign that helped push it to the top of the 1996 box office, it’s a funny, exciting, patriotic disaster romp that I love to watch every time America’s birthday rolls around and one of my top 10 all time favorite movies.

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TFH Live, 4/21: “Browncoat Bodyguard” Edition!

Their Finest Hour returns live to Vigilant Liberty Radio at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific on Monday, April 21, 2014 for another great hour-plus show and a guest you won’t want to miss! buy topamax using paypal UPDATE: Replay Added!!!

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