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  • Surrendering Christendom

    09/25/2023 5:37:35 AM PDT · by Twotone · 5 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | September 25, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    As a promotional tie-in for The Mark Steyn Show's demographic whirlwind special, the Italian government very kindly arranged for the island of Lampedusa to be swamped by sub-Saharan Africans who in a couple of days wound up outnumbering the locals three-to-one. On the crude arithmetic my guests were explaining, what's to stop that becoming the ratio of the entire continent? But hey, what's the big deal? The hack pontiff was in Marseilles to finger-wag: "Those who risk their lives at sea do not invade, they look for welcome, for life" he said. "As for the emergency, the phenomenon of migration...
  • Tuesday Notebook: Pretending It's Normal (cont)

    09/13/2023 7:18:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | September 11, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    Further to previous, I'm increasingly weirded out by the strange need of Conservative, Inc to pretend that what's going on is normal. I'm still on my Euro-sickbed, so I confess that American headlines break through the fog of medication only fitfully. Nevertheless, a few manage to make it. So: ~If you kill a teenager because you're worried he might be a "Republican extremist", you'll get five years in gaol with a year off because you've been under "house arrest" since last September - and anyway the media sob-sisters will happily finger the real perp. Moist but pointed headline from The...
  • No Joke

    07/15/2023 5:18:06 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | July 14, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    Milan Kundera died in Paris this week at the grand old age of ninety-four. He was, as he insisted, a French writer, but better known to the world as a "Czech writer. In recent years, his 1967 novel The Joke was never far from Mark's side, and indeed seems to have been adopted by the Wokestapo as an instruction manual. This essay is from The [Un]documented Mark Steyn: I read The Joke, Milan Kundera's first novel, when I was a schoolboy. Bit above my level, but, even as a teenager, I liked the premise. Ludvik is a young man in...
  • RFK Jr runs for President

    05/29/2023 7:57:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 42 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | May 8, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    Today's broadcast is a special edition welcoming back to the show newly declared presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy, Jr, for an in-depth discussion on his election platform, and his opposition to the malign alliance between governments and global corporations, the 24/7 surveillance state, and the unaffordable wars without end. To watch the show, simply click above.
  • How About You?

    05/28/2023 1:18:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | May 21, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    It's Victoria Day weekend in Canada, so we thought it appropriate to have a song from His Majesty's northernmost realm. And does it get any more Canadian than... I like New York in June How About You? Yes, indeed. That's a sufficiently Canadian song to be in the Canadian Songwriters' Hall of Fame, for reasons Mark will get to, eventually. In this Serenade Radio edition of his Song of the Week, Steyn talks to the composer of "How About You?", Burton Lane, and explores the origins of its most memorable line, with some of the best recordings across the decades....
  • Tal Bachman: Selves in the Balance

    05/07/2023 1:39:35 PM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | May 7, 2023 | Tal Bachman
    When did you first feel like you? Go back in time, right now, to your earliest memories. What do you see? There they are again, those images. Hazy, blurry, but still there. They are lodged forever within you, retrievable at will. You can see a particular room, maybe with your father or mother there with you. Or an outdoor scene. Or traveling somewhere. You can see the colors, recall the textures, maybe even remember a certain smell. You can see yourself there—at least, you can see that scene, even now, through the portal of who you were at that time....
  • Home on the Range

    05/01/2023 4:36:33 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | April 30, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    One hundred and fifty years ago this month - April 1873 - a song was given its first performance at a house in Harlan, Kansas, which is about six miles from Gaylord, Kansas, via the miniature Statue of Liberty. The song was not written by a professional songwriter, but by a doctor named Brewster Higley VI - a fact that would be of no interest to anyone save Brewster Higley IX, Brewster Higley X or whichever other Brewster Higley is still extant, because almost instantly the song floated free of its creator, first across the American west and then to...
  • Tal Bachman: Sixty Years of the Beach Boys

    04/24/2023 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Twotone · 13 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | April 23, 2023 | Tal Bachman
    I thought of writing an essay last month in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Beach Boys first big hit, "Surfin' USA". As it happened, I got distracted and wound up calling on God to blow up evildoers. (Priorities). But the release a couple of weeks back of "A Grammy Salute to the Beach Boys" got me excited about the idea again, although in a different way. You see, in a world increasingly full of disappointments, the Grammy tribute was a slam dunk. That surprised me. It's been years—decades—since anything about the Grammys resonated with me, or anyone else...
  • Night and Day

    02/28/2023 5:39:17 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | February 19, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    Question: What's the connection between the Muslim call to prayer and Fred Astaire? Answer: Night and Day You are the one Only you beneath the moon and under the sun... Well, that's the way Cole Porter told it, some of the time: His biggest hit was supposedly inspired by hearing the muezzin summon the faithful in Morocco during one of Cole's Mediterranean wanderings. If so, it must rank as Islam's greatest contribution to American popular music (along with "What Is This Thing Called Love?"). Morocco-wise, it seems more attuned to the country's nocturnal near namesake in Manhattan: "The crowds at...
  • An EIB Reunion!

    02/14/2023 1:55:54 PM PST · by Twotone · 21 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | February 7, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    On Tuesday Steyn was back with his old EIB comrade Mister Snerdley - James Golden - on Bo Snerdley's Rush Hour at New York's legendary radio powerhouse 77 WABC. Topics ranged from the State of the Union and the state of human biology to Snerdley & Steyn on the high seas. Click above (or here) to listen in full. ~Mark's departure from GB News continues to ripple through the UK media. Here are a couple more takes. First from Maajid Nawaz: If Ofcom were to be captured by the Globalist establishment, then GB News would have very little chance of...
  • The Mark Steyn Show is back!

    02/09/2023 6:41:23 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | February 8th, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    The "niche Canadian" (thank you, The Guardian) returns! Welcome to the first of Mark's post-cardiac Steyn Shows - with all due thanks to Audrey and his other French nurses and doctors, and no thanks whatsoever to the duplicitous weasels of GB News. On today's show he welcomes back three of his most popular guests - Leilani Dowding, Alexandra Marshall and Eva Vlaardingerbroek - for a look at different aspects of the Big Picture, from the war on farming to the war on basic biology. They also find time to mull the British state censors at OffComm and the death of...
  • Mark Steyn will be returning, but it won’t be on GBNews, he says.

    02/06/2023 7:09:23 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 10 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 6th, 2022 | Dominique Samuels
    Mark Steyn in 40 minute video discusses his contract with GBNews, how they want him to submit to OfCom the censorship organization in the UK. He also discusses the French vs. UK health systems and other items of interest. He appears in good health.
  • Back from the Dead

    01/30/2023 2:27:14 PM PST · by TChad · 7 replies ^ | 1/30/23 | Mark Steyn
    Reports of Mark Twain's Steyn's death are greatly exaggerated. For his first on-camera appearance in two months, please click above. ~Aside from anything else, Mark is fully committed to staying alive at least long enough to be buried at sea during this year's Mark Steyn Cruise. He may eschew his traditional leap over the orchestra pit for the Steyn Show finale, but rest assured, his terrific line-up of guests - including Eva Vlaardingerbroek, Mister Snerdley and Michele Bachmann - stand ready to pick up the choreographic slack. This is our first post-Covid cruise and you won't want to miss it:...
  • When You Can't Unsee the Shark

    01/18/2023 5:18:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | January 17, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    American conservatives on the Internet are abuzz with the recent interview given to Glenn Beck by Richard Dreyfuss, star of Jaws, Mr Holland's Opus, American Graffiti and many more. Mr Dreyfuss has given up acting to save his country: .@RichardDreyfuss tells me he gave up acting "ONLY for something I loved as much, which was saving my country...It infuriates me that people don't understand what this place means." SteynOnline regulars will not be surprised by this development. Mark and Mr Dreyfuss have met only once, very briefly, two decades back at the memorial tribute in Montreal to their mutual friend...
  • Mark Steyn Posts Audio Q&A on Steyn Online Friday

    01/15/2023 7:04:51 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 34 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 13th, 2023 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn, who suffered two heart attacks two months ago, posted an audio Q&A online Friday. Saying he was 'substituting for the substitutes' Steyn was in good humor, discussing his heart attacks and answering questions about current events. He quipped that he hadn't been following the news (due to stress) so this would be a view of the news from someone who hasn't been following it. He sounds in good form... audio is at the link.
  • No Word on Mark Steyn - GBN Silent

    01/09/2023 6:18:50 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 38 replies
    Vanity ^ | January 9th, 2023 | Self
    I hope my favorite Rush substitute is doing well with his recovery. Someone has been updating his webpage steynonline... they left this message:Mark is recovering from his two heart attacks, but the show must go on. 2023 still started out with a bang at SteynOnline. In case you missed it, here's how the last week looked...GBN had been continuing his show with guest hosts but they didn't stream one today. Viewers have been bombarding them on Twitter with requests for information on Mark... no reply so far. He had said he hoped to go home to New Hampshire after he...
  • Latkes and Prayers

    12/22/2022 4:09:58 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 22 Dec 2022 | Laura Cohen
    Greetings and welcome to this week's edition of Laura's Links. I know you're used to my intros containing a mix of anecdotes, assorted snark and little vignettes from my real life. But this week, in light of current events, I'm changing it up. This week, I simply want to focus on Mark Steyn himself and his recovery from not one, but two heart attacks. I'd like to use this small corner of his legendary website (the precious and unique uppity Jewish mother safe space that he grants me), nestled within the almost superhuman quantity of prose, shows, music, reviews, obituaries...
  • Eva Vlaardingerbroek Requests Prayers for Mark Steyn who has suffered Two Heart Attacks

    12/18/2022 6:48:19 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 18th, 2022 | Eva Vlaardingerbroek
    Kindly asking you all to pray for our @MarkSteynOnline to recover quickly. He’s an extraordinarily brave and kind man and someone we need with us for much, much longer. Please send him your love and prayers.
  • Girl Talk

    10/31/2022 3:11:15 PM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | October 30, 2022 | Mark Steyn
    Neal Hefti was born one hundred years ago - October 29th 1922, in Hastings, Nebraska, the town where (when l'il Neal was five) Kool-Aid was invented. Unlike Kool-Aid, Mr Hefti was never exactly a household name, but (as you'll know if you heard this week's Clubland Q&A) he insinuated his way into just about every household on the planet with a television set in the Sixties and Seventies. That's to say, he wrote the supergroovy theme for the film and sitcom spin-off The Odd Couple, and he wrote the ingenious theme for the Batman TV show - the one that...
  • Penetrating Conversation

    10/31/2022 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    Steyn On-Line ^ | October 31, 2022 | Mark Steyn
    Lucianne Goldberg died last week at the grand age of eighty-seven, and still the eponymous proprietrix of, an early conservative news aggregator and one I continue to enjoy. A quarter-century ago, she became one of the most famous figures in America, as the confidante who persuaded Linda Tripp to tape her conversations with Monica Lewinsky and thus set in motion the impeachment of Bill Clinton. I can't claim to have been a close friend, but John Podhoretz's affectionate portrait accords with my own trio of brief interactions. She was tough, and she survived the Clintonites' efforts to destroy her,...