Episode 72: Circumcision, Saudi Buyout, Bill Murray, Cynical Happiness, Modern Manhood, Natalie Portman, Justin Bieber

By: Cock Rock Posted in Podcasts on Sunday, February 27, 2011

Is a circumcision ban justified? (10:15).

The Saudi king tries to buy out his subjects (17:25).

Bill Murray teaches us to be charming around women (23:20).

A person’s explicit values vs his implicit values (31:20).

Men have different values today than they did 100 years ago (38:15).

Can Natalie Portman act? What’s good acting? (48:11).

Justin Bieber matters more for the angry than he does for 12-year-old girls (57:45).

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    Comments

    1. danne says:

      I would have hated my parents for 18 years if the hadn’t circumcised me

    2. Logic Connection says:

      Can you guys link to the reference material you used for this episode that says circumcision doesn’t provide any health benefits? I don’t necessarily disagree with you that circumcision should be a decision left to an informed adult, but I was just always under the impression that it wasn’t always done for religious reasons but for health related reasons as well.

    3. Cock Rock says:

      Hey LC, you can watch Penn & Teller’s Bullshit episode about circumcision here: http://espanol.video.yahoo.com/watch/5808710/15202871 — It gives a full overview of the topic and will point you in the right direction if you want to find out more.

      And this article seems legit: http://www.cirp.org/news/Mothering1997/

    4. Logic Connection says:

      Thanks for the link. I don’t have Showtime and I always have a hard time finding episodes online. Of course, it’s a little too late for me, but this info might come in handy if I ever have a kid myself and have to decide on the level of mutilation I’m comfortable with.

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