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Zaklog the Great creates videos of political & cultural commentary as well as performances of classic verse. He also hosts discussions of these poems, occasionally featuring special guests.
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  • Subscribers will have access to a monthly news round-up, discussing recent events along with a Q & A. They will also be able to request poems or reaction videos. I can't promise I will do those, but they will certainly be considered. Subscribers will also be able, if they wish, to participate in at least one of the ongoing poetry discussion series (and may be invited back for more).

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Coming up:I've already recorded a conversation with Chris and Nate about Chesterton's poem "An El...

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The Cold Takes for June 2020 is up.

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Cold Takes for May 2020Topics covered:Ahmaud ArberyThe exoneration of Gen. FlynnThe end of lockdo...

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Cold Takes for the month of April 2020. Topics covered:Tentative conclusions on the nature of Cov...

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Cold takes for the month of March 2020There's really only one news story, and unfortunately, I do...

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So, I haven't seen that many stories to cover for Cold Takes this month, and, for that matter, I'...

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Cold Takes for January 2020 is up. Topics include:The killing of SoleimaniWest Virginia's offer o...

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So on my recent video, "Are you part of the status quo?" I was offered an opportunity for a debat...

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Cold Takes for December 2019Topics covered:The (((unusual nature))) of the impeachment of Preside...

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So, in terms of poetry talks and guest appearances, we will be starting the year off with a bang. Mr. John C. Wright will be joining us to talk about C.S. Lewis's "A Cliche Came Out of Its Cage".

I know December was . . . lacking in my own commentary. I am planning on starting off the first Monday of the year with a video on why atheists will never have a morality of their own. Next comes C.S. Lewis's "In Praise of Solid People", then a video on who is and is not a rebel, and after that, William Blake's "A Poison Tree".

Happy new year, everybody, and if you are in the U.S., strap in. It promises to be not boring, to say the least.
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So, I promised a little update on upcoming videos.

As you may have already noticed, my poetry work is a little different than usual this month. I'm doing a series of poems by one author, Ben Zwycky. Also, they are going up on Sundays because the poems are linked to the Sundays of Advent. As such, I have two more poems which will be posted this Sunday and the next, and the final one will be posted on Christmas.

In another first, instead of our usual form of discussion, the poet himself will be joining us. I'm planning to record that 12/22, and hopefully have it posted a day or so after Christmas. I haven't directly involved the author before. Of course, since Christianity firmly forbids divination, that hasn't been an option for most of my poems.

My own commentary? I have a few ideas I'd like address soon, but I'm not sure when I'll be posting them. One is why there will never be an atheist morality. The other is roughly titled "Racists have all of the arguments." As usual, I am open to suggestions for what you would like me to cover.

Post New Year's, my first poem of the year will be C.S. Lewis's "In Praise of Solid People" followed by either Richard Wilbur's poem "Junk" or by William Blake's "A Poisoned Tree". Also, in January, I look forward to having John C. Wright join us for a discussion C.S. Lewis's "A Cliche Came Out of Its Cage".

Thanks for your support. You guys have a great day.
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So I have now crossed the five subscriber threshold, which means I can pull money out of my Subsc...

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Cold Takes for November 2019 is up. A little later today, I'll post some of the upcoming work I'm...

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Cold Takes for October 2019 is up. I'll have have a post later today about upcoming work, but jus...

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I just started a new minor project. I'm organizing an online book discussion group. We're starting with Hilaire Belloc's The Jews. The plan right now is to read a chapter a week and discuss it in the comments section. If this sounds at all interesting to you, you can check it out at http://dissidentreads.blogspot.com.

Please be sure to comment if you want to take part so I can get a sense of how many are interested.
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Cold Takes for the month of September, covering the 40th anniversary of Zaklog the Great's birth,...

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I'm going to lay it all out here. I recently changed day jobs. No big deal, no problem. However, the work started in late August and the first pay comes in October. Once we make it there, we'll be fine, but this last week is looking lean.

We're not starving; we're not going to be thrown out in the street, but it's feeling lean right now. If you like the work I've done, my poetry performances, our talks, the commentary, it would help if you could chip in. You don't owe me anything, but I could use some help. If you like the videos I make, you could do me a solid now.

Here's the second catch: Subscribestar requires a minimum of 5 subscribers and $150.00 in the account before I can withdraw, both of which I am short of yet. So if you want to offer immediate help, that would have to go through http://paypal.me/Zaklog.

Thanks for even reading this. God be with you.
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Unfortunately, due to some equipment problems, I cannot record a video this week. It's nothing ma...

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Cold Takes covering August 2019 is now up. Topics:Personal and channel newsEl Paso and Dayton sho...

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I've talked about this a few other places. Depending what blogs and sites you follow, you may hav...

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Hammered this out this afternoon. Do you guys like the memes, by the way? Or should I consider dropping them. All the ones I post here, I make myself.
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So if you've followed our poetry discussions, you'll already be familiar with my friend Nate. Well, Nate has decided to create a YouTube channel of his own. His first video went up Thursday. I'm sure he'd appreciate it if you'd stop by and say hello.

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So I recorded a talk last night on "A Song of Defeat" with the original gang, Chris, Nate and me....

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Cold Takes for July 2019Topics include:Antifa "protests" in Portland, Oregon and how, yet again, ...

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In news that should make RG happy, if everything works out, I will have shortly recorded four poe...

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