On Monday's "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Tucker and I mulled the latest Twitterstorm - over an exercise bike commercial:
Twitter's furious hostility to the ad wiped a billion dollars off the company's stock price - and may have ended the "leading man"'s (if you'll forgive the expression) acting career.
I took a more relaxed view, but the usual Blue Check Twitter enforcers didn't care for the cut of my jib. The Daily Beast's Justin Baragona was content merely to quote me, the words being so self-evidently outrageous they require no further analysis from him:
'We have stereotypes — about the beautiful wife who makes horrible coffee, there are horrible wives who make beautiful coffee...now your coffee is made by a 29-year-old pajama boy with a six-figure college debt.'
Fellow Blue Check colossus "The Matt Walton" figured out the real reason we say what we do:
These dudes seem to really relish the image of boys in pajamas, huh?
You got me there, Oscar Wilde. Click below to watch:
You can see the full show with Tucker here. Our pal Tal Bachman, referenced above, can be heard in less controversial mode here - and will also be turning thespian for this year's Mark Steyn Christmas Show coming up in a week or two.
If you prefer me in non-visual formats, I'll be back in audio only for another Clubland Q&A, taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet, tomorrow, Wednesday, live at 4pm North American Eastern Time - that's 9pm Greenwich Mean Time. Hope you'll dial us up. Later this week I'll also be launching the first of this season's Christmas audio adventures in Tales for Our Time.
On the other hand, if you're one of that small brave band who enjoy me on camera, don't miss the latest edition of The Mark Steyn Show, in which Douglas Murray returns to talk identity and politics in an age of social media.