Reason Writers on Russia Today: Matt Welch Talks BTO (Bachmann, Trademark, and Orange-Colored Houses in Iraq) on The Alyona Show

On Monday, May 17, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch participated in an Alyona Show Happy Hour discussion of the New Jersey high school student who challenged Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to a constitutional debate, the move by Disney to trademark the phrase "Seal Team Six," and the aesthetic outrage by The New York Times at Iraqis using their newfound freedoms to paint buildings in bright colors:

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    I couldn't take my eyes of Alyona's buttons!

  • Warty||

    Alyona's guest blogging over at Radley's has made me fall thoroughly in love with her. Plus, boobs.

  • SIV||

    Debating a 16 y/o girl is a lose-lose proposition.

  • Warty||

    Nothing good can happen when 16 year old girls are involved.

  • ||

    You would know, Captain Jailbait.

  • Roman Polanski||

    They're too stuck-up to take it in the asshole willfully.

  • drugs||

    I can help!

  • Roman Polanski||

    Have you got something that make them say "Yes, shove that schlong in my hinder, you naughty, naughty director!" when they really mean "NO!"?

  • drugs||

    No, even better. I have something that will incapacitate them and leave them in a quiet, dream-like state. But you'll have to promise to stay in Europe for a really long time, okay?

  • tequila||

    yup

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Welch puts down Bachmann and the little girl challenging her. His misogyny on full display. In martini veritas!

  • Bayesque Jim||

    I totally deserve a hat-tip for that; I emailed the Bachmann story to Matt last week when it first broke. I don't care if he heard it somewhere else first, from some other source, or that it was already on the news when I saw it, I emailed it to him goddamnit. /snark

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Also, some Taking Care of Business joke inserted here.

  • Warty||

    Also, I love that the camera circles around the girl in the fuck-me boots, making sure that everyone gets a good look at her ass. RT = AWESOME.

  • proegg antichicken||

    It's like they learned everything they could from FoxNews and then took it to eleven.

  • Platypus||

    Warty, you ignorant slut. Those are actually "respect me" boots. And I plan to reflect upon them as such when I masturbate later this evening.

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    Why didn't you mention that it was at 5:40? I had to scan through the whole thing to get to it. I was beginning to think you were being mendacious in an effort to boost reason TVs Nielsen ratings. I apologize for doubting you.
    -K

  • Spiny Norman||

    And did she say "assthetics"?

  • James J.B.||

    Get a load of the Welchinator...VA VA VOOOM!!!!!

  • ||

    RT = AWESOME

    And drinks just appeared out of nowhere!!!!

  • 9/11 Truther||

    Did someone say "hooked-nose Jews"?

  • emerson||

    Matt, this is your mother speaking. Fix your collar.

    And you don't know how to pronounce "scourge"? It's skerge.

  • proegg antichicken||

    Is that show even filmed in Russia, or ever even about Russia? I don't know but it smells like false advetising.

    Alert the NYT! Get the grey lady down here to bust these misrepresentin' nogooders! Huttah!

  • ||

    Is that show even filmed in Russia

    Matt appears on the show on a seemingly biweekly basis...

    ...so i am guessing it is filmed in close proximity to DC.

  • robc||

    I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and big butt and my butt smells and I like to kiss my own butt.

  • Warty||

    This isn't the real robc. His butt barely smells at all.

  • ||

    And, like the last time, no commas separating independent clauses. robc knows commas.

  • Warty||

    I'll confess that I pulled that as-is from a Simpsons transcript. I should have cleaned up the commas.

  • robc||

    I'm a stupid moron with an ugly face and big butt, and my butt smells, and I like to kiss my own butt.

  • ||

    Props on your OG serial commas. That's punctuating, old-school.

  • Herbert Kornfeld||

    Sheeeeit.

  • Joe M||

    What a morom.

  • PintofStout||

    Probably a dumb question, but RT isn't Reason TV is it? I keep seeing it pop up, but don't know what it is. If it is Reason TV, I'd expect it to be orange and not green.

  • Warty||

    It's Russia Today, Pravda's foreign TV network. Think for a while about how awesome that is.

  • PintofStout||

    So BBC, whatever the fuck the Germans put out that replaced BBC on my local NPR station, and now RT. That is cool. I guess Al Jezerra (sp?) can be thrown in there as well.

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    RT runs some good stuff on Chechnya and Russian crime once in awhile.

  • Joe M||

    Bachmann 2012 announcement, sooner rather than later?
    Article includes new CNN poll information:

    Mitt Romney 23%
    Sarah Palin 17%
    Newt Gingrich 13%
    Ron Paul 12%
    Michele Bachmann 7%

    Palin isn't running. Paul is legitimately in third place right now.

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    This is nothing against Matt Welch, but that had to be the most inane TV spot I've seen by a Reason writer.

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    WHAT THE FUCK!!!

    DRINKS JUST APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE!!!

    I love Russia Today now.

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