Happy Columbus Day to all our American readers, and Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian readers. Mark spent an hour of his pre-holiday weekend with Kat Timpf, Tyrus and Pete Hegseth on "The Greg Gutfeld Show". The conversation ran the gamut from OJ and the Pope to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Click below for the opening of the show:
Later, Greg and his guests considered the late night TV hosts' reaction to the Las Vegas massacre:
And by way of light relief Mark recalled a brief encounter with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee:
That was a long, long time ago, in a pub in Wolverhampton, when Mark was much cuter than he is now.
It was a busy weekend for Steyn. Apart from "The Greg Gutfeld Show", he offered a couple of cultural footnotes to recent events, tried to steer clear of Harvey Weinstein's pot plant on our Saturday movie date, and celebrated America's first great songwriter at a time when his home town is tearing his statue down. And Mark also presented another episode of our occasional series of video poems - Kipling's Recessional. If you were busy with Columbus Day/Thanksgiving preparations and missed all that, we hope you'll check out one or two of those weekend amusements.
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