37 Burst results for "1999"
Endrow Metelus of Favela Boys Apparel Describes His Journey From Haiti to the US
"Can you share your story, the story behind your journey from Haiti to the United States and how your experience growing up in various communities have influenced your part? Obviously, I see that the focus of your organization is to try to change a conversation from the inner city being as it is portrayed out there in a positive light. Look at the illustration in the back of this shirt, of this t -shirt. This is really amazing. I love what you just said earlier. We're talking about this young man, for example, in the inner city. It's just to portray the environment, the mood in that very environment to tell a story, basically. Correct me if I am wrong, but while you're describing your journey from Haiti to the United States and how your experience in all this community has affected or influenced your view, your perspective to this point, can you please also integrate what I just shared, what you just shared about this young man, please? Correct. Pretty much born and raised in Haiti. I live in Port -au -Prince, the biggest city in Haiti. We live in Port -au -Prince. At some point, there was a coup d 'etat that happened. I ended up living in a farm for a couple of years. I've had that experience, living on a farm, 100 acres of land with mules, taking showers in the lake. Wait a minute. Why did you come to the United States, man? The coup d 'etat, the mules, everything, 100 acres. I live in a farm, doing the farmland, and I live in the city. Eventually, I was one of the lucky ones. Haiti, the life and experience of Haiti, there wasn't a lot of opportunity. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to migrate to the United States. The first place I landed was Brooklyn, Crown Heights back in the 90s, 96 to be exact. If anyone was in Brooklyn, not the Brooklyn of today, Brooklyn back in 96, you understand it wasn't the Brooklyn of today, the Brooklyn of gentrification Brooklyn that we know. I had to go ahead. I didn't speak any English. I had to learn the language. I had to learn the language. At the same time, I was also an outsider because it's so new to me, so I had to be outside trying to understand the culture as well, understand the culture, understand the language. Eventually, I moved to Queens, Hollis, Queens to be exact. Same thing, it's a whole different culture. Even though it's still New York, there's a different culture there. It's more residential, but still the inner city at the same time. Start to learn a little bit more English to communicate with friends, start making more friends because I can speak now instead of being, because when you don't speak English, you just analyze it. You're just observing because you don't speak the language. You can't communicate with other people unless they speak your language. It actually is a gift because you're just analyzing everything. You're just learning everything. You're just trying to understand everything. Then once you're able to communicate, now you start talking about music, films, and so on and so forth. Then eventually, when they hit 1999, I moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia, right outside of Philadelphia, right outside of the city. That was a shock as well because I'm going to school where, when I was in New York, some of the kids had the clothes, the fashion and everything, some of them. Most didn't. When you go to where I went to the suburbs, all the kids, they turned 16, they got brand new cars. It's true. They got Mercedes. Everybody's looking fresh. It was a whole different thing. It was very different. It was more focused on education. You talk about college, university. These are conversations. I didn't even know what college was when I was in New York. I didn't even know what high school was when I was in New York. When you go to the suburbs, that's the conversation you were having. That's the conversation. Is there a difference? There's a huge difference. Oh, really? A huge difference because when you're in the suburbs, the kids are talking about what college we're going to. What did you get in the SATs? That's the focus. The focus is that. Because most of the parents are white collar doctors, lawyers, or pretty much doing well. They wanted to make sure their kids have the skill set to continue that path moving forward. That's also all these things. From Haiti to New York, the inner city, to the suburbs. I had a taste of everything. It's so easy for me to get along with pretty much everyone. I'm able to do that over the world because I travel a lot as well. I love it. I love it being able to have all these different experiences. That's pretty much how I came with this whole clothing brand.
Fresh update on "1999" discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Who's this guy? All right. On this day in 19... Oh no, let me jump up here. On this day in 1999, Elton John was blasted by the Boy Scouts Association after he appeared on stage at London's Alvin Hall and performing It's a Sin with six male dancers dressed as Boy Scouts. The dancers had paled their uniforms during the performance. Dave Phillips, King of the 40 Knives, thanks for watching, buddy. Good night. Good night, Dave. Thanks for watching. Yeah, and then the Boy Scouts got ruined by the girls because the girls wanted it. And then the Boy Scouts went bankrupt. So there you go. They got rid of the Boy... They wanted to kill the patriarchy. The fucking liberals killed the Boy Scouts. Yeah, but the Boy Scouts also got ruined by the troop leaders, if you know what I mean. Hey, wait a minute. Yeah. So anyway. I want to say in 1999, also Don Sugar Cane Harris was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment at the age of 61. The American guitarist and violinist was part of the 50s duo, Don and Dewey. He also worked with Little Richard, John Male, Frank Zappa, John Lee Hooker, and Johnny Otis. Hey, Lou, you notice how he just drops liberal in there every so often? What? I didn't say that. What? Hey, get out of here, you. Stop making accusations. I'm gonna start doing this. Throw the red flag. Every time I say it, he's gonna click the button. Oh, Jesus. I got no sound effects here. On this day in 1996, Ice Cube obtained a restraining order to keep an obsessed fan away from him and his family. Cynthia Renee Collins was told to stop harassing the 26-year-old rapper and stay at least 100 feet from him because he didn't want to get sued because he probably would have beat her up. On this day in 1996, it's a sad day. It was a sad day on this day in 1996 for Baby Boomers. American singer and ukulele player, Tiny Tim, whose real name was Herbert Kuhari, died from a heart attack on stage while playing his hit Tippy Tool Through the Tool Ops. I didn't know he died on stage. Yup, at a club in Minneapolis. And the one song that he's ever known for, he dies. So good for him. Listen, he went out fucking doing what he loved, man. Yeah, yeah. You know, was never in the best of shape. No, he wasn't. He was not. I don't think I knew what a Jim looked like. Nope. Sounds like me. Probably couldn't. I got this four- Tiny Mark. Should we start calling him Tiny Mark? Tiny Schmitty. Tiny Schmitty. Let's see. On September 17th, 1969, he married Victoria Mae Burdinger on The Tonight Show. Sorry, I remember that, yeah. The publicity stunt that attracted over 40 million viewers. He was a very good guest, by the way. He was very clever. He was funny. He knew how to play up the audience. He was a unique character, that dude. He was a true entertainer. I mean, it's a novelty and stuff, but he had a hit with that, but he was all over the place. Yeah, he performed- Miss Vicki was his wife. Miss Vicki, yeah. He performed at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival in front of 600,000 people. Wow. Yeah. I didn't know that. Yep. It was more like a white suit, I think. That was his shtick, besides the ukulele, I mean. Yep. On this day in 1994, two parts of court was shot five times during a robbery outside New York City recording studio. Oh, that was the beginning of the- On this day in 1991, Michael Jackson scored his fourth UK number one album with his eighth studio album, Dangerous. Sold over 32 million copies worldwide. On this day, in 1991, Milli Vanilli singer Rob Palatus attempted suicide while staying in the Los Angeles, the Los Angeles-Mondorian Hotel. He eventually succeeded. On this day in 1989, one of my Manchester bands, the Happy Mondays, and fellow Manchunians, the Stone Roses, both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show, Top of the Pops. The Mondays performed Hallelujah, and the Stone Roses performed outstanding song, Fool's Gold. Great song, great drummer. The band, the Stone Roses drummer was like, they said he was like the Jimi Hendrix of drummers. The Dunes is that good. On this day in 1985, Wham! were number one on the US singles charts with I'm Your Man. Do his third UK number one, number three hit in the US. Big, big, big day, big day. On this day in 1982, Michael Jackson's Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album charts, became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 66 million copies. Seven singles were released from the album, including Beat It, which featured Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather on Billie Jean. Luke. He's one of my favorites. He's the guitarist for Toto. And Van Halen, he didn't get a credit for that. He didn't get paid for it. Yeah, he just did it. On this day in 1971, Dr. Porkchop's number one in park bathrooms also. I think that was the Wham! song. I'm Your Man, all right. And like I said before, nobody fucking bounced back better than George Michael. He had self-deprecating humor. He threw himself on the sword, called himself an idiot, and you still loved him. Like you still like to say, he's all right. You know, he didn't really love him. He's all right. George Michael's all right. He's not trying to deny anything. I think if you're like a likable enough character, if you just present yourself like that, hey, you move on. And that's what he did. And that's why he kept bouncing back. But he didn't deny it. There was no press machinations going back and forth. So, you know, twisting- He actually made a video about the police in the- Really? Yeah, in the bathroom, in the park, the whole thing. He had police dancers. On this day in 1971, Sly and the Family Stone were at number one in the US singles charts with It's a Family Affair, It's a Family Affair. Remember what they say in the song. Blood is thicker than blood. Blood is thicker than mud. It's a family affair. Their fourth and final number one Rolling Stone magazine. Let me see. Oh, fourth and final number one. Rolling Stone magazine later ranked the song number 138 on their list of 500 greatest songs of all time. It sure is. On the day of 1969, the Monkees made what would be their last live performance for 15 years when they played the Oakland Coliseum. On the day of 1969, the Rolling Stones played the final night of a 17-date North American tour at the International Raceway Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida, right up the roof. Also pairing the Moody Blues 10 years after King Crimson, Janis Joplin, that dude again. The band Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly. All of them on the same bill? Yeah. That's wild. Yeah. King Crimson, wow. The state of 1968, Glen Campbell started the five-week run on the number one US album charts with Wichita alignment. Jimmy Webb's inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Washington County in Northern Oklahoma. Webb was driving through an endless litany of telephone poles, each looking exactly the same as the last. Then in the distance, he noticed the silhouette of a solitary lineman atop a pole. Webb then, quote, put himself atop that pole and put the phone in his hand as he considered what the lineman was saying into the receiver. Brilliant, at its best. Brilliant. Yup, random inspiration. Yup, on this day in 1963, the Beatles' second album with the Beatles became the first million-selling album by the group in the UK. That's it for that. Born on this day, let's see, Clay Aiken. Can I add one thing that happened today? Yeah, yeah, yeah. On this date, 1979, The Wall was released in England. Came out much later in the US, like three weeks later. It's one of my favorite albums of all time. Oh, okay. Who was born on this day? Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. John Ashton, guitarist for the English rock band, The Psychedelics Furs. Billy Idol, happy birthday, Billy Idol. Born on this day in 1955. June Poynter from the Poynter Sisters. Let's see, who else? Roger Glover, faces with Deep Purple. All right. Let me see, anybody else of any significance? Dick Clark, pretty significant. Pretty significant guy. Born on this day in 1929. And as usual, the last one on the list, give him some credit. Born on this day in 1915. American folk music and blues singer and guitarist, Brownie McGee, is best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player, Sonny Terry. McGee died of stomach cancer on February 16th, 1996. Lived a good life for the age of 84. That was a good duo. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. I have a couple of their albums. There you go, buddy. And that's the show, gentlemen. Two hours and four minutes. That's a record lately. Holy shit. We cut 30, 40 minutes off the show. Had to move it along. And we didn't have the bot on tonight. Where was he? Oh, he didn't jump in. Yeah. Yeah, he didn't jump in. But we had an appearance by Tom Spillane. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, goodbye, Tom. It's good to hear from Tom. Oh, trust me. He's been picking on me the whole show on my phone. Oh, okay. Okay. It's good to see Tom. We're friends on Facebook now. And he comes up with some of the funniest shit. He said it right before Thanksgiving. And I forgot how funny he is. He has a very witty sense of humor. He said, I had said cranberry sauce. And I said, I've never, I've posted, I've never eaten, I've never had a homemade cranberry sauce that was any good, right? Nothing's better than ocean spray. And he says, it's a fucking brilliant comment. He says, cranberry sauce, it's like applesauce. Why make it when they make it for you? That was fucking brilliant. And it makes all the sense in the world. Why make cranberry sauce fucking already there? I've got the best applesauce recipe in the world. Well, I like applesauce, but I mean, how often do you make it? Yeah, I mean, come on. You want to get Tom going? Just say to him, if you ever talk to him, say, I went out to dinner last night. I had the best dinner. I ate it at Olive Garden. Just say that. He will go off. He wants to destroy every Olive Garden in the country. My buddy fucking, on the King of Facebook show, Big Bubba, that motherfucker, Olive Garden is like his go-to. It's not real Italian. But he lives in Frederick's Maryland, Frederick, Maryland. So, Myersville, Maryland. So, not exactly the food mecca of the United States. So, well, all right, gentlemen, let's wrap this up. As I always say, I always, always, always appreciate your time. I appreciate your knowledge. And most of all, I appreciate our friendship. I'm always grateful for you guys coming on the show.Bob Kirkman says, Big Bubba murders breadsticks. He does, he does. Yep. And I want to thank everybody for watching. Everybody for listening. If you like it, share it. If you didn't, well, thanks for listening for the last two hours and seven minutes or watching. And as I always say, to quote my favorite artist, Morrissey, doing this show for you, the pleasure, the privilege is mine. We'll be back next, next Thursday, maybe. It's up to Lou. The next three Thursdays, I have rehearsals. So, Wednesday? Wednesday is a possibility. I gotta say, I got, I'll let you know. All right. Maybe we might break a Friday show here and there. Friday might be easier. I don't know if it's easier for Mark. You know what it is, Lou? It's like the Seinfeld episode when Jerry's not in the group and like George and Lane have to go kind of hang out and they don't really have much to. That's me and Scott. Scott doesn't know what to say to me. He needs you. It's not a show without you, Lou. Scott's very uncomfortable. He's like, so, Mark. Just don't tell me to put my elbows on the table. Two show Friday? Hey, we would have made it under two hours if I didn't tell that 10 minute show about me being sexually assaulted by a doctor. I think, I think. This is the new thing. That was longer than 10 minutes, wasn't it? I think. Every show. You gotta give me fucking flashbacks. You know, Pink Floyd had this. Yeah, yeah. We're gonna do this. We're gonna do this. You better believe it. Every time. All right, gentlemen. I'm sure we'll be texting tomorrow and the next day and the next day and everybody again, we'll see you maybe next Wednesday night. And maybe if we can't, it'll be a mock on Thursday. Maybe we'll try to bring somebody in. Friday. Friday. We can might do a Friday. Who knows? I'm not the professor. Lou knows everything. Yeah, absolutely. All right, gentlemen. All right, everybody. Thanks for listening. Good night. 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A highlight from Aim to be above your business
"In this short talk episode I speak to Jonathan Jay about his experience in buying and growing businesses over the past 25 years. Jonathan bought a total of 53 businesses over the course of six years with five being before the pandemic and 48 during the pandemic. In this conversation he shares the top five mistakes entrepreneurs make when buying a business and the importance of identifying game -changing acquisitions based on the financial numbers, knowing when to sell business at its peak and the value of not being emotionally attached to the business. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Jonathan Jay. How you doing Jonathan? I'm very good thank you Judith, thank you for having me on. No thanks for coming on board. Now tell me, what's your favourite thing ever? I was expecting this to be a question about buying a business. My favourite thing ever? Oh my goodness, that's such a broad... my daughter, there you go. Can't get better than that. No you cannot, I bet she's gorgeous when she smiles. Even when she's grumpy she's fairly gorgeous. Brilliant. Jonathan tell us a bit more about you. Well this coming year, 2024, is my 25th anniversary of doing buying, selling, owning, growing and all those sorts of things in business. I've actually been in business longer but my first business was sale in 1999, so coming up to the 25th anniversary and it feels like yesterday in some ways and it feels like a very long time in other ways and I'm going to take it a lot easier from next year onwards, spend a little bit more time doing things other than businessy things. Interesting, so when you buy these businesses do you onboard a management team or do you become the CEO for a while or what do you do? Well it's an all depends answer on the different situations. I'm not particularly interested in operations and I'm not very good at it either. I'm not really the people person that's required to do that sort of thing so I always prefer other people to do that. Okay it's always good to know so many CEOs, founders as well they sort of get trapped into running it when they're not the right person. Well yes that's right because at the beginning you do everything yourself don't you? You are the business in every way possible so it takes quite a mind shift change to say that's not going to be me and there aren't any rules about when it stops being you. Does it stop being you after 12 months or 24 months? There's no rule so it just ends up being you all the time because at the beginning you can't justify anyone else being involved. You can't afford anyone else usually but it is a trap so the work on your business rather than in your business, massive cliche now but when Michael Gerber wrote The E -Myth over 35 years ago I think, it was quite a revolutionary change in people's thinking and he encapsulated it so well with that phrase work on rather than in and now I say to people work above the business so you become the investor rather than the doer or just the owner. And how easy is it to do that? I've never heard of anyone talking about being above the business. How easy is it to get there? Well there are very few things in business that are easy because everything takes discipline, effort, hard work, dedication and all of those things but I think it's important because if you do get dragged into the day -to -day you become the bottleneck in your own business and the growth of your business is going to be throttled by your time and your energy and to have boundless energy in our 20s and 30s past the age of 50 maybe the energy level is not quite what it used to be and we look forward to an early night and a good night's sleep so therefore capturing the energy and enthusiasm of other people allows you to do far more than if it was completely dependent upon you. Okay that makes sense. So in the last three years you've bought 48 businesses so tell me about that journey. Yes it's more than that actually, 53. So yeah I did a buy and build in 2019 which is what's that like that was five years ago actually five years back that I've been thinking about for a year prior to that so it really goes back about six years and I bought five of these businesses before the pandemic, 48 during the pandemic and it was stressful at times. I've got to admit that it wasn't plain sailing, very few people I've ever met have done that. There's only one person I can think of who's done it that aggressively and I ran out of energy. I was helping my daughter with her spelling homework and she was reading through the words for her spelling test that coming that coming week and one of the words was unhappy and she looked at me and she said that's you. Wow. And I said oh okay okay I let it go and the next day I said why did you say that and I said what makes me unhappy and she said work and I thought I've just suddenly become a very poor role model and at one point I was hospitalized. I'm not trying to put people off buying a business, I'm trying to put people off buying 53 businesses in like it was actually two and a half years. The stress started to get to me so no amount of money or no obsession with business is worth your health, your relationships, your family and all of those things and I think that early on in our careers we put everything behind our business and our career and then I think again when you tip into maybe when you tip into your 40s then you tip into your 50s you realize that you've got to get your priorities right because you start saying life is too short way too many times you've only yourself repeating that again and again life is too short life is too short so I think it's getting that work -life balance again yeah that was a kind of a new phrase 20 years ago and now it's work -life balance this that and the other but it's but it is very important. So you risked your health doing what you did but why did you do that? No one had a choice to be fair it kind of crept it kind of crept up at me I wasn't intentionally doing that. I had these stomach pains that wouldn't go away and one particular night you know I just didn't sleep the entire night I was just such agony and I was googling appendicitis and that was actually on the other side so it wasn't appendicitis I thought I couldn't figure out what it what it was I always thought my stomach was kind of in the middle and it's not actually it's to the to the side so I figured it was my stomach so I went to the doctor which I don't you know not something I've ever done on a regular basis and the next day I was having a colonoscopy which is not my favorite medical procedure out of all the medical procedures there are available a colonoscopy is not my most favorite one and they couldn't find anything which was good in some ways but what what was causing these the the stomach pains and it was all stress related so that was when I decided I've got to make a bit of a life lifestyle choice here and however big the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if I'm not here you know because I'm as long as possible and I can't risk um you know I can't risk my health sort of suffering because of something which is let's face it financially based so um so yeah yeah it's a very common trait though isn't it entrepreneurs pushing themselves far too far um because I suppose you just get used to it and then it makes then it becomes harder to let it go oh I mean I I I have been and to a certain degree even now addicted to my phone I mean it's like it's like I get uncomfortable if it's not in my hand or I can feel it in my pocket which is bizarre I mean I shouldn't be looking at my emails at the weekend should I I mean it's like what's happening at the weekend nothing's happening at the weekend so so why am I even looking um so so it's but but I but I also remember the very very first day back in I think it must have been the mid -2000s when someone showed me how I could actually get emails on my phone and it was like oh my goodness I don't have to sit at my desktop to get my I can actually get them on my phone and you think that um you know if you if you again if you go back 20 25 years where we didn't have Facebook and we didn't have social media we didn't have um phones of any description but we still managed okay actually this is going back 30 years we still managed okay and we managed with a fax machine and uh you never hear anyone saying they make more money now than they did back then because they've got phones and technology yeah it it it is meant to improve communication but I don't remember anyone ever saying communication was was bad it was just you worked with what you've got and you didn't expect an instant yeah people these days you send them a whatsapp message and you don't reply instantly it's like a it's it's it's considered to be rude um where you know no one ever got upset when you faxed them and you didn't fax back immediately had it changed for the better not necessarily yeah why did you buy all those businesses in such a short period of time and it was in opportunity um that uh it was an opportunity to grow a grow a a pretty sizable group the fourth largest in the sector um within a short space of time and the pandemic was good in some ways business -wise bad in other ways um and one of the ways it was good it was because there were we just went for it um what it was it was just opportunistic that's all what type of businesses are they are these were all uh child care oh wow okay that made do you do you still have those no well my my business partner took over when I I I decided like I said the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was not was not as enticing as I thought it was going to be so she took over um uh and and she was the child care expert I I was just the guy with the idea so my contribution was I had the idea and I knew how to do the deals and get the deals done um apart from having a child I I don't really know anything about uh how to run a child care business it's all highly regulated and you know I'm not qualified to do that anyway okay that makes sense so how did you know which of those businesses were good businesses to buy next to other businesses that you didn't buy uh because I looked at 500 so I looked at 500 first and it was kind of like a one in ten um of the of the 500 uh despite that you know some of them were better than others because they're not all created equally um and and some had some inherent cultural issues uh some had reputational some issues had financial issues uh you never get a perfect business right every business something that isn't appealing to someone else um maybe as the owner you live with it but to a new owner they wouldn't think it was um a good thing uh so so yeah so so the the bottom line was having choice of looking at looking at 500 in quick succession so if somebody was sitting there and they were thinking I need to I want to buy a business yeah is there any key things other than the fact that obviously you know the financials if you take the financials out is there any key things that people should be looking at well it is actually the financials the largest part because you want a business that's that's making good money and if you're going to buy a business why would you buy a business making 50 000 a year when you can buy a business making 500 000 a year with the same level of effort um as actually is easier to buy the larger business and the smaller business the larger business is going to be a better business than the smaller business um so they're uh yeah so the financials actually are are absolutely critical uh it's got to have enough staff enough people because you always get some when you buy a business you always get some people you want something that if you've if you've got a business with five members of staff and two leave you've got yourself a big problem uh if you've got a business with 50 members of staff and five leave or six leave it you know you don't notice yeah sometimes they were surplus to requirements anyway uh you've got to have a business that's big enough to be able to afford some good people to run it because you don't want that if uh it if it if it's you and you just bought yourself a job uh and even though it might be a well -paid job yeah we've kind of created that bottleneck that we were talking about earlier yeah and how did what sort of weight do you put on things like the culture of the organization well the that's the hardest part so you know if you buy two businesses one has a nine to five you know you walk in at one minute to nine you leave at one minute to five and then you've got the other which is work hard play hard and you know we're on call we're available anytime we'll do what's required to grow this business you try and put those two groups of people together and they won't mix so that cultural match is is really difficult and getting the staff on side is really important and that you know we did it really well and we did really badly yeah so and everything in between and sometimes it's practice slightly outside of your control as well so um you know you you might have a seller who who is a reluctant seller and some for some reason doesn't want the buyer to be successful and definitely doesn't want the buyer to be more successful than they were doesn't want to show doesn't want to be shown up so they they spike it a little bit with the staff and it's amazing how many people sell a business and then keep in touch with the staff and want to know everything that's going on they can't let go oh i suppose after 20 years of ownership i get that i understand that but uh that that makes things a little bit tricky so the the people aspects are typically the hardest okay thank you that's really that's really a good point so what are you doing now then um i go on holiday a lot and i take my daughter to school i pick her up from school um i watch uh dancing uh uh shows uh gymnastics competitions the other night last night and uh and i i do that i i i fill my day um helping other people buy businesses and benefiting from my experience over the last 25 years so uh these are either business owners already who want to expand by buying another business or they're entrepreneurially minded people quite a few property investors recently are not getting a very good return on property um and uh and see an opportunity in business so it's a it's a combination of all of uh all those different types of people and i i have sort of groups of business owners and entrepreneurs who come together and i guide them through the business buying process so they don't make all the mistakes and there's a lot of mistakes you can make and i've made all of them so i can help people avoid them that sounds really good so is there a top five mistakes that entrepreneurs make when they're trying to buy a business yeah um this is in no particular order because it's off the top of my head but uh definitely uh letting uh emotion rule the decision so ahead so it you turn into a motivated buyer you want to buy it and therefore you've got to make the deal work even though the deal shouldn't work it actually would help you if the deal didn't work um buying a business that's too small so you end up um getting involved because you have to and the business can't afford anyone to replace the exited owner um another mistake is using your own money you should never use your own money when buying a business why would you do that um you know we can we can finance the the acquisition without you having to reach into your own pocket and that's why people can buy multi -million pound businesses without being a multi -millionaire uh you don't need the money to to do that you just need the knowledge and the three mistakes that people make uh mistake number four um is that uh let's see um they uh get the numbers wrong so they don't do sufficient due diligence to understand exactly how much profit the business makes uh what the business will continue to make under the new ownership you know they rush the deal they rush this part of it because it's not very exciting due diligence um it's a little bit like waiting for the house survey to come back when you've already want to buy the house and even if there's a hole in the roof and you're gonna buy that house so people ignore the due diligence or skimp on it that's four thing four mistakes that people make i've done a video i've done actually done a video series of 12 mistakes that people make uh and uh so let me think of one of those for number five for you um so i i think going into an acquisition without enough knowledge of what to do so feeling as though you can make it up as you go along you can pick up bits of information of the internet i mean goodness me if you spend enough time on the internet you'll you'll be so confused because people say different things what you need is a process you need a system to follow you need to say like this is the first thing i do this is the second thing to the third thing and every time i see someone follow the system they get the result if they don't follow the system they don't get the result and it becomes frustrating or it becomes expensive or they end up just not doing it so i think it's really important to follow that process follow that system so there you go there's five mistakes that people make they're really good ones actually and they're things that you don't automatically think of and that i like the idea about not being a motivated buyer because you make mistakes because you just need and like you say you just need to buy it when it's been going on for ages so it's just like i've put i've already invested x amount of time so now it's i might as well just do well it um yes or i've spent x amount of money and yeah i feel as though i i have an obligation to follow through uh which is just not some not a good idea uh at all you you are looking for a motivated seller you're looking for somebody who wants to sell because if they don't want to sell why you know what you're going to do you're going to try and persuade them to sell to you does that sound like it's ever going to be a good deal so you want someone who wants to sell and you'll find that the more they want to sell the better the deal for you so out of all though millions of businesses out there i think you're probably better off finding someone who really is motivated to sell rather than someone who doesn't want to yeah and i suppose the other thing to think about is if you've got another business or other businesses is how does this one adds to the portfolio or does it distract from the portfolio i guess another one isn't it exactly and and it becomes a distraction it becomes a bad distraction if it's small and it sucks up time but doesn't give you anything back uh it's a good distraction um if it's a game changer acquisition and that and that's what uh um that's always what we're that that is a game changer or just something that you want to do how do they how can they tell the difference uh it's usually down to the numbers right okay to give an example a father and son duo who just bought their first business recently with my help um eight million of revenue 1 .1 million of pre -tax profit that's a game changer deal where you know you buy a business 20 that makes 000 pounds a year well that's never going to set the world alight right it's just like why put the effort in you might as well go and buy the bigger the bigger business okay and do you have any thoughts about knowing when to sell when someone should be thinking about it's time to sell yeah when things are going well but no one wants to sell when things are going well because i say well why would i sell things are going well now that's when you get the um most value and things don't go well forever no business goes up and up and up and up and up and up and up every business you know it goes up and down it's like a roller coaster so you need to know when you're going getting up to the top of the the peak and when you're going up to the top of the peak that's when you sell when you reach the top the only way is down and that's when you get the worst value and that's when you become seriously motivated to sell you should be motivated to sell because the business is doing well not motivated to sell because the business is doing badly. That makes a lot of sense and I guess you need to not be emotionally attached to the business because that's when it's difficult to sell. You get the best value if you're not emotionally attached. If you are emotionally attached your value goes down every single time. This is really useful. Thank you so much for that. Before we finish is there anything Jonathan you want to add or leave with the audience? Can I give a plug for my YouTube channel? Yeah go ahead and do it. If you type my name Jonathan J J A Y into YouTube I've got over 200 videos on buying a business and all interviews with my clients who've done it, me doing presentations to groups of people, all different types of videos and there's some free training videos there as well. If anyone's interested in doing this check out the Jonathan J YouTube channel. Brilliant and I think that will help as you said it's always good to have a bit of a template a bit of a process and an idea of what to expect rather than getting super excited and go I've got some money I can do something. Yeah and keep your money in your pocket don't use your own money when buying the business. Brilliant thank you so much for coming on the show. My pleasure thank you Judith. You're welcome and thank you out there for tuning into the Maverick Paradox podcast. I'm Judith Germain your host and thank you very much for listening to us today. The Maverick Paradox. Judith Germain is an author, speaker, consultant, mentor and trainer and the leading authority on maverick leadership. She is the founder of the Maverick Paradox which supports organizations to enhance their leadership capabilities and to help business owners develop and grow their businesses. Judith enables individuals, business owners and organizations to improve their impact and influence. She is also HR Zones leadership columnist and her expert opinion has appeared in national, international and trade press.
Fresh "1999" from News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler
"Bit of breathing for folks who this right now especially around holidays but President Biden says there's a lot of work to do stocks closed the books on November with some big gains the Dow jumped 520 points houses deliberate debating whether to expel embattled congressman George Santos Daria Albinger ABC News news radio 1000 FM 97 7 stay connected stay informed and it's 2 31 downtown Seattle temperature 45 with drizzle I'm Rick found size here's what's happening around here it was still boarded up from when it happened two days ago in this morning once again smash -and -grab robbers hit American the of Mary pot shop in Wallingford this time they used a stolen Hyundai a system manager Nathan Scott speaking with como for I think the best thing for us all to do is understanding we had to report this episode now there were several people in the car they ditched that car and took off no word how much product they got away with we're learning about a shocking attack Tuesday outside of West Seattle Elementary School students was here at Arbor Heights range from kindergarten through fifth grade some of them were pepper sprayed just as they were leaving leaving school for the day one of them was crying and the other one they were just like running from it because they didn't want to be involved Paisley is a fifth grader who knows two of the students who were pepper sprayed the principal here at Arbor Heights said one of their teachers called 911 Seattle Police tell me a woman told them a man man drove by in a sedan shooting the pepper spray out an open window unfortunately that pepper spray hit some students yeah I mean hopefully they catch the guy that's the father of one of the students who was hit by pepper spray who didn't want to be on camera he tells me his son's doing okay now Seattle Fire tells me they also treated a ten -year -old student who was in stable condition her parents declining arrived to the hospital acting principal Alana Hader sent a note out to parents stating there is nothing we take more seriously than the safety of our students staff and school community she also let parents know that have they would more staff outside at the start and end of the school day wearing bright that's Como Force Denise Whitaker and about 600 gallons of sewage spilled into Lake Washington happened on Thanksgiving and because of that the water at Seattle's Matthews Beach Park is now closed swimming to and other water activities no word yet when those restrictions will be lifted according to the Seattle Times a tree root blockage in the city sewer line caused that overflow a popular east side restaurant closing its doors for the last time last night's triple x root beer drive -in has been since a staple the 1940s of Jose Encino has owned the restaurant since 1999 and triple X wasn't just a burger joint it was an attraction complete with 50s and 60s memorabilia like old videos soft drink bottles license plates we talked to Jose who says he is retiring and yours truly photo there for many years como forest marinam with that report certainly that'll be something that's be missed going to in Issaquah north cascades highway closes tonight at six the highway 20 staying closed until next spring every winter does this due to the heavy snowfall november 30th the second latest closure of the north cascades highway in the last decade was to 34 getting around northwest news radio your home for breaking news and traffic and weather every ten minutes on the force once again kimmy klein from from the high performance homes traffic center with the rain moving through this it's getting darker much earlier than usual so careful out there this afternoon on the drive home we're starting to really fill in an effort on the boeing freeway and on north and i -5 leaving the boeing freeway towards marine view drive i'm hearing of a crash on the east side it's not on the freeways but it's on north of way between bellevue and buckland just east of 108th avenue northeast southbound 405 that is filling in from southeast satan all the way up towards state route 900 southbound i -5 in seattle you're moving slowly from lake cityway towards i -90 and heavy then again from the duwamish river curve towards south 200th our travel time on the valley freeway though from renton to sumner is already up to 45 minutes so it's quickly filling in in spots around renton and then already packed south of auburn towards sumner even getting around fife is filling in on south i -5 from porter way to the puyallup river bridge and westbound rolling 512 slow from the south hill mall towards canyon road this support sponsored by discover introducing discover cashback debit a game -changing checking account with cash back eligibility and terms at discover .com cashback debit discover bank member fdic your next northwest traffic at
A highlight from Meet Chicago Northwest with Mario Farfan
"Army veteran Mario Farfan is the account executive of meek Chicago Northwest an organization that is bringing Conferences and meetings to the northwest Chicago suburbs coming up next on veteran on the move Welcome to veteran on the move if you're a veteran in transition an entrepreneur wannabe or someone still stuck in that Jop trying to escape this podcast is dedicated to your success And now your host Joe crane Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does It's who they are That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more learn more at Navy federal org slash join Hey today, we're talking with army veteran Mario Farfan from meek Chicago Northwest Mario welcome to the show We're looking forward to hearing which good things you're doing up there in Chicagoland So before we talk about all that takes back to us what you did in the army Yeah, absolutely. Thank you, Joe. Thank you for inviting me here today Excited to be on your podcast to share my story a little bit So, uh, well, I joined our military right at the high school literally after the graduation party the next day I was in the car with the with the recruiter Headed to all the preparation and in the other paperwork administrative stuff. So that was 19 night August 1994 I ride the South Carolina for Jackson for basic training Awesome, and you're looking through your bio your parents were Guatemalan immigrants, right? Yes. Yes, they were going from Guatemala to Chicago I came here after a long wait a wait time back in the 70s and They started their their journey in Chicago in Chicago the west side of Chicago actually humble park And that's where I was born But then they ended up moving closer to the north side And I speak in street corners because I'm from that era in Chicago is something about Chicago I know you I know you from Kansas City you mentioned as we talked earlier So we grew up on Winnipeg and Broadway, which is essentially the north side. They call it Edgewater now Back in the in the early 80s a very different area there that it is now a lot of Cambodian and Vietnamese refugees And immigrants that came after the Vietnam War. I did not know this Obviously as I got older I went back and there's a digging around how I grew up Why was there so many, you know different ethnicities? So I yes, I grew up in Chicago border ways in Chicago, correct? Yes, and so Tell us a little bit about some of the things you did while you're in the army Yeah, so I was I chose my MLS was 94 Bravo back then I think it's changed 92 golf now, which is a cook essentially my thinking a 17 year old person getting Advice from many different people that weren't an army They were like Mario choose a job that it's gonna you know, not be too strenuous or dangerous So you're not gonna so I wasn't gonna be an infantry or Airborne Ranger. I knew that right away So I decided that you know, and I was interested in cooking my mother She you know love to cook so I said to myself it would be something interesting to venture in So I was a I was a cook in the military Definitely had a lot of friends because we were out in the field You know, we had the nice kitchen trailer set up with hot coffee and grill and all my military friends had to eat those MRE So they were like, hey Mario, you know, hook me up with something hot stuff like that So I definitely gained a lot of friends which was pretty cool because I started doing networking back then. I just didn't know it Yeah, great experience. So talk about your transition out of the army. Was it something you're expecting to come on quick? Were you prepared unprepared? I would say I was policy. I'm prepared to be honest So I got out on night 99. I was in Germany my last stop At the time so it was more of a pressure to stay in. That's what I remember the most It was a lot of fear a lot of you know, high pressure to stay in like what are you gonna do? So then life is not great You know stay here, you know, you can retire which I know many people do I know many people Friends that I have still they retired in Germany. They ended up just living to staying there, but my family at the time Was going through a struggle financially and I felt like I need to come home and just be back with them and support them as much as I could so I They gave me my paperwork and I was on my own. Basically. I got back to Chicago, which is very difficult right because Chicago Back, this is like 1999 2000. So just trying to you know, figure all of it out It's a lot right because it's benefits. There's paperwork. There's things that we just don't know about and I'll be honest the last Ten twenty years. I'm learning more and more, right? I Know too recently. There's just many benefits of veterans have that. We just don't know about especially when it comes to entrepreneur small business Something that I want to mention in in 2015 I started a Hispanic chamber out here in the suburbs and part of that was just thinking about how to look out for you know Hispanic business owners So now I'm thinking about better veteran business owners because I do run into them Hispanic or non -hispanic and they talk to me and say you know what? We we need better resources for our for our veteran business owners that are either starting a business On the middle of their business or just trying to figure out how to take their business to the next level So I'm always thinking about that. I'm always thinking about that. I am I am on me Chicago Northwest. That's my full -time job So so that that I'm able to incorporate it because I am I still continue to meet People from from that walk of life and as a veteran myself, I didn't have my own business, right? But If I had that information, who knows right 20 years ago Whatever 24 years ago who knows what would have happened to me when I came back, but I did what most veterans do I enrolled in college right away. It just tried to get out there in civilian life I began a 20 20 year career in banking. That's what I ended up doing so But so yes, I was a banker Assistant manager branch manager for 15 years and a regional manager up to a business banker So I did all facets of banking retail banking when it comes to helping small businesses and that's where I end in my career and and And then I decided to take a another a different Turn in my career into the what I'm doing now with me Chicago Northwest is you know working with us so still working with businesses right because associations nonprofits Diversity clubs sports clubs. Those are all businesses, right? So now all we do now in Chicago, Northwest we talk to them We we bring we try to invite them nationally, right or even internationally to the Northwest suburbs They come out and see what we have to offer so they can have the conferences the conventions or their meetings here. So That was a long answer. I know Back to what you said if I just one of five my transition If I had to rate it, I'll probably give it a one or two. It was it was it wasn't it was not great Yeah, it was not great. So sounds like you ultimately landed Well now I don't I'm not real familiar with the Chicago suburbs But is the Northwest Chicago suburbs primarily Hispanic or have a heavily Hispanic influence or I know she says something about you were targeting more Hispanic Since you're probably fluent in Spanish targeting the Spanish business network Yeah, great question so Chicago in itself state of Illinois itself has a large Hispanic population in itself city Chicago obviously is the largest city which is a heavy heavy Hispanic presence in the suburbs is starting to change, right? You have also an Asian presence Middle Eastern Indian presence, so it's starting to change very very a lot of Backgrounds and cultures Polish as well are out here in the suburbs It's all a mix but I would say definitely in the last 10 20 years the suburbs people have migrated Either to work out here in the suburbs to live out here go to school out here Public schools is a challenge, right? I I went to public schools. So hey, I made it I mean, I made it but it's not it's not easy Joe. I'll tell you that especially when I grew up in the 80s was definitely not easy, but So the answer to that would be yeah Yes, the the suburbs are being more diverse across not just Hispanic so the reason I started the Hispanic Chamber Joe because there's this Hispanic chamber in the city downtown on most people that live in the suburbs don't want to travel You know, it could be an hour for traffic an hour into the city just to go get resources and help So I figured why not have something here for them where they can go and get resources Find out about grants or how to start a business or get the paperwork in order So that's kind of how why I started to need I need that I saw in the suburbs in the middle Which wasn't there awesome? 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A highlight from 196 - 10 Timeless Lessons for Crypto Investors With Morgan Housel
"Look, I'm a very optimistic guy, but the answer is no, there's absolutely no hope whatsoever. I would bet so heavily that 100 years from now we're going to have bubbles that would look exactly like they did in 1999 and exactly like they would have during the housing bubble. Pick your bubble 100 years from now, 200 years from now, that's going to be the case. Welcome to Bankless, where we explore the frontier of internet money and internet finance. This is how to get started, how to get better, how to front run the opportunity. This is Ryan John Adams, and I'm here with David Hoffman, and we're here to help you become more bankless. Guys, a lot has changed in crypto throughout the cycles, but some things haven't. We're here to talk about the things that haven't changed. We've got timeless investing wisdom applied to crypto from writer and investor Morgan Housel on today's episode. So a few different things you need to know for different parts of the cycle. We've got lessons for the bear market, lessons for the bull market, and lessons for the apathy market. A few takeaways for you. Number one, why the bear market was painful, necessary, and yet good. Number two, why those that survived the bear market now have an advantage. Number three, how to manage your brain during a bull market when things get frothy. Number four, how to actually be happy no matter how much wealth you have. Number five, the traps that you're going to fall into during the bull market, unless you know how to spot them well in advance. Number six, optimism versus pessimism, how to balance them to become a better investor. David, I could have been like listed 10 more of these because I feel like the insights per minute on this episode today were absolutely off the charts. We put in the title 10 timeless lessons for crypto, but the truth is there's probably like a hundred here. There's like too many to count and we didn't really count them. What's the significance of this episode for you? I think the most significant thing about this episode is the timing in which Morgan's book just happened to come out along with all of the bullishness that's coming out of the crypto space. We are about to enter a time in which the bull market beer goggles are on and we need advice like this to merge into our brain and have deep understanding of as we navigate that bull market because this is when the time in the market in which this advice is the hardest to follow, yet it is going to have the most ROI if you can follow it. This is like trying to flex your brain muscle, your diligence, your own discipline as an investor. And so like listen to this episode, write notes, listen to it twice, do something that you need to do to merge this information into your brain because it will save you multiples of your portfolio as you navigate the bull market. It is timeless wisdom. It's wealth generation strategy is wealth preservation. And it's also, I would say just like the perfect Ryan and David episode, one part investing, one part psychology. Like I said, just the timing of it all. I think it is perfect. Yeah. The wise investor wins. The disciplined investor wins. I think this is even truer in crypto than it is in traditional markets, actually, David. And so we hope you enjoyed this episode with Morgan Housel. He'll be right on. We're going to begin in a minute, but before we do, we want to thank the sponsors that made this possible, including the venue in which you could practice all of this timeless crypto wisdom. That's Kraken, which is our number one recommended exchange for 2023. If you don't have an account, what are you waiting for? Go create one. Kraken knows crypto. Kraken's been in the crypto game for over a decade and as one of the largest and most trusted exchanges in the industry, Kraken is on the journey with all of us to see what crypto can be. Human history is a story of progress. It's part of us, hardwired. We're designed to seek change everywhere, to improve, to strive. And if anything can be improved, why not finance? Crypto is a financial system designed with the modern world in mind, instant permissionless and 24 seven. It's not perfect and nothing ever will be perfect, but crypto is a world changing technology at a time when the world needs it the most. That's the Kraken mission, to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Head on over to kraken .com slash bankless to see what crypto can be. Not investment advice, crypto trading involves risk of loss. Cryptocurrency services are provided to US and US territory customers by Payword Ventures EEC, PVI, doing business as Kraken. Metamask Portfolio is your one -stop shop to navigate the world of DeFi. And now bridging seamlessly across networks doesn't have to be so daunting anymore. With competitive rates and convenient routes, Metamask Portfolio's bridge feature lets you easily move your tokens from chain to chain using popular layer one and layer two networks. And all you have to do is select the network you want to bridge from and where you want your tokens to go. From there, Metamask vets and curates the different bridging platforms to find the most decentralized, accessible and reliable bridges for you. To tap into the hottest opportunities in crypto, you need to be able to plug into a variety of networks and nobody makes that easier than Metamask Portfolio. Instead of searching endlessly through the world of bridge options, click the bridge button on your Metamask extension or head over to metamask .io slash portfolio to get started. Arbitrum is accelerating the web three landscape with a suite of secure Ethereum scaling solutions. Hundreds of projects have already deployed on Arbitrum one with flourishing DeFi and NFT ecosystems. Arbitrum Nova is quickly becoming a web three gaming hub and social dapps like Reddit are also calling Arbitrum home. And now Arbitrum Orbit allows you to use Arbitrum's secure scaling technology to build your own layer three, giving you access to interoperable, customizable permissions with dedicated throughput. Whether you are a developer, enterprise or user, Arbitrum Orbit lets you take your project to new heights. All of these technologies leverage the security and decentralization of Ethereum and provide a builder experience that's intuitive, familiar and fully EVM compatible, faster transaction speeds and significantly lower gas fees. So visit arbitrum .io where you can join the community, dive into the developer docs, bridge your assets and start building your first app with Arbitrum. Experience web three development the way it was always meant to be secure, fast, cheap and friction free. Bagel station. Morgan Housel is a writer and investment partner at the collaborative fund. We had Morgan on a year ago to talk about the principles in his book called the psychology of money. I got it right behind me on the bookshelf. I don't know if you could see it guys. It's one of the best investing books that I've read in the last decade. And that episode is my recommendation for one of our top 10 must listen to episodes for crypto investors, particularly if you're starting on the bankless journey. But today, Morgan brought some new timeless advice for us because he's just published a new book. It's called the same as ever. And this is a guide to what never changes. It's a series of 23 punchy stories, timeless truths about people, societies and how to live. This, my friends, is important wisdom as we go into the crypto bull market. Morgan, welcome to Bankless. Welcome back, I should say. Yeah, Ryan, David, thanks for having me. Looking forward to it. I mean, let's start with the theme of this book. Why are you focusing on stuff that's the same? Isn't the same stuff boring? Like, why not new things? It is boring, which is why we don't pay attention to it. But that's always at our own detriment. So I've been a financial writer for going on 18 years now. And a big part of that journey and what I've written about was just how like frustrated, cynical, disgruntled I became at how bad the entire industry was at forecasting the next bear market, the next recession, like anything, no matter what it was. I mean, here's one little example of this that I was thinking about this morning. I remember I'm pretty sure it was in Fortune magazine. It was one of the big business magazines. They published an article in 1999 that was 10 stocks for the decade ahead. It was like 10 safe blue chip stocks that like you can count on for the decade ahead. And I swear it was Enron, AIG, Kodak. It was like go down the list of the companies that went out of business. This is one like everyone knows how bad the community is, not just the media community, but economists, financial advisors, analysts, portfolio managers, and predicting what's going to happen next. So there's two things you can do with that realization. You can become even more angry about it and just a fatalist and say, nobody knows anything. Don't even try. Or you can say, what does never change? We have no ability to predict what is going to change. That's probably too blanket of a statement, but it rounds to that for most people. But if you look across economic history, and not just economic history, but a lot of history, it's the same behaviors over and over and over again. It's like how we respond to greed and fear and risk and uncertainty that never changes. And if you read about financial crises from 100 years ago, 200 years ago, it's the same thing. It's the same thing over and over and over again. So then I was like, well, let's just focus on that. Let's just focus on what we know is never going to change. I have no idea when the next bear market is going to come, but I know exactly how people are going to respond to it and what they're going to think about it and how they're going to feel, because that's never changed. So that was kind of where it came into play for me, was just starting with a frustration and then saying, okay, well, what's the positive way out of that observation rather than just becoming more of a cynic? Morgan, if I can make a prediction about the content that we were about to discuss, there's that old quip of one fish swims past the other and says, how's the water? I think the fish replies, what's water? Implying that there are so many things that happen so frequently that we just can't identify it. I think the Bankless version of this was like our first few episodes was about identifying money because it's such an invisible force that we never really approach and attack head on, that when you do, your brain opens up and all of a sudden there's a world that's expanded to you. I feel like that's about what we're about to get with you in a variety of different lessons. There are so many fundamental about truths the way that the world works that we just are not awoke to because of how like default they are, how common denominator that are. That's my prediction about this. And here's what I love about this. I've been pretty open. I'm not a crypto investor. I'm not a crypto, you know, completely negative. It's all going to hell. It's all a joke. I'm not that person either. But here's why I think that doesn't matter in this. And this is the same for psychology and money. The overlap between the behaviors among a crypto investor versus an index fund investor versus a mutual like a municipal bond investor. There's a lot of overlap there. How people respond to greed, fear, risk, uncertainty, it's all the same. And so much of what I've loved about the kind of research that I get to do is I'm a financial writer, but actually don't read or research that much about finance. I love reading about all kinds of different history, all kinds of different fields and recognizing when those behaviors in medicine or military or like physics or take any field and seeing how they respond to these topics applies perfectly to investing. Morgan, so another thought I have, you were talking about your frustration. You decided to channel that frustration with all of the, you know, noise in the finance industry into a book, The Psychology of Money, and now kind of this book. I still predict that people like you, people like me, maybe people like David, people who are listening to this advice and this wisdom and actually applying it will still continue to be frustrated because I think we are still in the minority of people who are actually applying these lessons. So I'm zooming out. Crypto is probably about to enter a next bull market. And Morgan, I guarantee you, we are going to make many of the exact same mistakes we made in the previous bull market and we're going to do it over and over and looking at this and you're like, it's going to happen again, isn't it? We're going to do the exact same thing. Is there any hope in this book of breaking us out of that cycle or is the hope only at the individual level that an individual can kind of wake up and be like, Hey, I don't have to do this. I can see all the other dumb humans repeating the same mistakes, but I don't have to do it. Or is there hope that we could actually break this cycle as kind of a society, as an industry, as a, you know, a market? Look, I'm a very optimistic guy, but the answer is no, there's absolutely no hope whatsoever.
A highlight from 15 Authors of Titles on THR's List of the 100 Greatest Film Books of All Time
"Please welcome to the stage President and CEO of the American Film Institute, Bob Guzzale. Phone rings. It's Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter. He has an idea. And he's thinking about celebrating the 100 greatest film books of all time. I am immediately offended because top 100 movie lists are the AFI's real estate. But I did not say that to him. And the truth is I was just jealous because it was such and is such a good idea. And I thought anything AFI can do to help shine a proper light on this imperative work, well, we're in. But I did say to Scott, it's got to be A plus. It's no fake in this one. You have to have the most informed, the smartest jury. And he said, I got this. And he did. And today is a moment to celebrate that effort and the inspired writers who have brought history to life. Here to take his bow and to moderate the discussion, the executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Feinberg. Now Scott is going to bring out the honorees today, but he has given me the gift of introducing you to the first. For he is the founder of the American Film Institute. He was there in the White House Rose Garden when President Lyndon Johnson first announced the creation of AFI. He was there to write the very words that define the Institute's national mandate. And he was there to lead the organization through its early years. And it was then that he planted the seeds for the AFI Center for Film Studies, now the AFI Conservatory. And it was then that he instituted the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar Series at AFI, so named because the seminar's first guest was Harold Lloyd. Across 50 years, these seminars have proved a rich historical record of the art form and have inspired several books on THR's 100 greatest list, including two of his. Conversations with the great movie makers of Hollywood's golden age and conversations at the American Film Institute with the great movie makers the next generation. Please welcome George Stevens Jr. Welcome George Stevens Jr. and we are excited to hear from you in just a second. Now joining you up here, please welcome the author of 2020's The Big Goodbye Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood and with Janine Basinger, 2022's Hollywood The Oral History, Sam Wasson. Next up is the author of 2016's Powerhouse, The Untold Story of Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency, James Andrew Miller. Next up, we are going to have two authors coming to the stage because they are the co -authors of 1996's Hit and Run, How John Peters and Peter Goober Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood. Please welcome Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters. Next up, he is, as you will guess from the title, his name. He is from 1969 and for many years thereafter the author of Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. Please welcome Leonard Maltin. Here we are. Welcome. Next, we have the author of 1998's The Last Mogul, Lou Osterman, MCA and the Hidden History of Hollywood, Dennis McDougall. Next, we have the author of 1977's The Making of the Wizard of Oz, Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM and the Miracle of Production number 1060. Please welcome Algene Harmetz. Next, he is the Czar of Noire, the author of Dark City, The Lost World of Film Noire from 1998. Please welcome Eddie Muller. He is the author of the 1996 book Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes, a guided tour across a decade of independent American cinema, John Pearson. From 1988, the book The Player. Please welcome Michael Tolkien. From 1989, the author of Goldwyn, a Biography, A. Scott Berg. She is the author of the 2006 book A Killer Life, How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond, Christine Vachon. We're going to give an extra warm welcome to this gentleman because it is his birthday. Please join us in welcoming George Harrell's Hollywood Glamour Portraits 1925 to 1992 author from 2013, Mark A. Vieira. From 1999, the book Conversations with Wilder, the author Cameron Crowe. Ladies and gentlemen, take it in because this has never been seen before and I don't know if anyone will be lucky enough to gather this amazing group again in one place. I'm so grateful to all of you for making the time to be here. Many of you came from great distances and congratulations on your work being on this list chosen by 322 people from the industry. We're talking about filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, executives, David Zaslav and many others, authors including just about everybody up here plus many others, academics. You can see the whole list online but the point is it is a cross -section of the business. There have been versions of this list that were chosen by film critics. There have been versions by other constituencies but this reflects the taste of our global film community. So thank you again for being here and I want to also just quickly thank Bob Guzzale, Julie Goodwin and everyone at AFI not only for going through all the efforts to make today possible but also for their other lists that Bob referenced because were it not for the original AFI Top 100 list. I don't think I would be here in a career as a film journalist because that really made me fall in love with the movies in the way that I hope this list inspires many other people to check out these books and the others on the list. So thank you to them and to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter for supporting the list and Terry Press for helping us put everything together and all of you for being here. So the way this is going to work is we are going to go down this line a few minutes with each author about the origin and impact and revelations of their book and then we are going to have a looser group conversation afterwards but we're going to begin with Mr. Stevens Jr. These two books that you wrote drawing from the seminars that Bob referenced are you know just fascinating looks at generations of filmmakers who have spoken to students at the AFI, what you know they've shared about their lives, their careers, tips for filmmaking. I wonder if you can just talk about how early on, well again just a little bit more actually about how those seminars started because you were there at the beginning and when it occurred to you that they might make good books.
A highlight from Decoding AIs impact on IoT with Sam Colley, CEO, Pod Group, Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of TR Publications, and I'm very pleased to have with us again, Sam Coley, who's the CEO of Podgroup. Sam, thank you for joining us today. Thanks for having me, Doug. Well, we're going to be talking about the dynamic intersection of AI and IoT. I think this is a topic we've been talking about AI all year. We've been talking a lot about IoT. I don't think we've done a lot of work on where these two meet. So I'm really excited that we're able to do this. Thank you, Sam, for joining us and being able to expand our knowledge on this topic. Before we dive into that, could you just tell us a little bit about Podgroup? Yeah, so Podgroup has been in the IT now for over, well, since 1999 in various forms and its most recent form as a global MVNO since 2011. And in 2001, we were acquired by Giskindebrin, GND, a German security company who have kind of led in the field of eSIM and remote provisioning and SIM cards for over 30 years as well. So now kind of managing to combine all of the latest security technology alongside, you know, connectivity to deliver kind of solutions to the IoT to try and help them obviously evolve in a secure manner as possible. So you have a front row seat to the IoT world. Yes, I think it is middle row because I think the connectivity piece is pivotal in all of it. Without connectivity, you can't connect the device and you can't get the data to the cloud to do wonderful things like AI. So I feel like we get to sit in the middle and see all of the sides, which is a good vantage point. So with that, how is IoT changing the way we interact with our devices and the world as you're describing it around us? Well, I think IoT, you know, it's one of the things that kind of it's often unseen or, you know, it wasn't really until maybe five years ago you started to see billboards with IoT written on them. And as software and things became, you know, designed specifically for that vertical. But, you know, it's been around for, you know, 30 plus years probably in what used to be machine to machine. And I think the way in which we now interact with it as consumers has also evolved in that time. I think originally, you know, it was it was mainly for, you know, some sort of industrial applications, etc. I think old SCADA systems and things would be classified as IoT or M2M back then. But now, obviously, there's consumer IT in our in our homes with our smart devices, you know, with your Alexa's, to some extent, or your smart fridges. But also in terms of how you interact on a day to day basis, in terms of where you how you pay a store, how you consume advertising, in terms of digital signage, how you pay for your parking on the street. You know, all of its IoT and essentially it's kind of everywhere and we interact with it all day, every day, more or less if we're out and about or even at home. So I think, you know, it's it's something that maybe we don't recognize as much as we should, but it is pivotal to the way we live our lives today.
A highlight from Alexander Payne - 'The Holdovers'
"Hi, everyone, and thank you for tuning in to the 509th episode of the Hollywood Reporters Awards Chatter podcast. I'm the host, Scott Feinberg, and my guest today is Omahaan, who is one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation. Described by the New York Times as one of this country's most exciting movie directors, and by the Los Angeles Times as a genuinely original talent, one of Hollywood's most admired auteurs and the most gifted social satirists to hit our movies since Preston Surgis. His directing credits include 1996's Citizen Ruth, 1999's Election, 2002's About Schmidt, 2004's Sideways, 2011's The Descendants, 2013's Nebraska, and this year's The Holdovers, a film about a boarding school teacher, student, and cafeteria worker, each with different sadnesses in their lives, who begrudgingly spend the 1970 Christmas break together. I'm talking, of course, about Alexander Payne. Over the course of our conversation at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, the 62 -year -old and I discussed his feelings about writing versus directing. He has written or co -written all of his films except Nebraska and The Holdovers. The importance of place in his films, be it Omaha, Honolulu, or New England. How he has approached working with actors, be they locally hired extras or world -famous stars like Jack Nicholson and George Clooney, who are but two of seven actors who have received Oscar nominations for performances in his films, plus much more. And so without further ado, let's go to that conversation.
A highlight from 47 - Week 6 Recap
"Welcome to the Otz LaFlex Football Podcast. I'm your host Dracula. With me as always is Rob Green. What's up man? And Ryan Wheeler. Happy Halloween. I thought you were doing a Russian accent. It's a drunk, it's a drunk Dracula. Oh that was drunk Dracula. Yeah, I made up my own accent. Halloween's still a few weeks away you know. Yeah, you should do, now we gotta do it two more times. You have to do that two more times until you actually get to Halloween. Next time I'll actually get drunk and then try to do Dracula and see what happens. Are you gonna do a Santa Claus voice for Christmas? You gotta save it. Stop. Stop. You got time to practice that one I guess. You got time to practice, yeah. Alright guys, you guys ready to get our song titles into this episode? No. No, okay. Good response. Very energetic. Alright, we got Creed this week. We have Creed's album Human Clay back in 1999. Tony, why are we doing Creedian? For all the baseball fans out there, which is probably seven other of them other than myself, the Texas Rangers are using that as their pump up music prior to games and they have yet to lose a playoff game. So it's working for them, so it'll work for us. I thought you meant the New York Rangers when you said that. Nope. Texas Rangers. That's how much I think about baseball I guess. Creed can definitely get you higher, that's for sure. Alright, my song titles. Are You Ready? Yes. What If, Beautiful, and Say I. I figured one of you guys would be like yeah, ready. I am ready. What are your titles? Alright, those are it. Rob, what do you got? Wrong Way, Faceless Man, Never Die, and With Arms Wide Open. I've got Higher, Wash Away Those Years, Inside Us All, and also With Arms Wide Open because I guess there's another version of it at the end. So we'll see if we can get both of those in. But yeah, let's jump right into it. Let's go. Titans were the early game last week, so we'll start with them. Some significant news there with Tannehill getting hurt. They're on a buy this week, so we'll see what happens with the quarterback. Ryan, your initial thoughts from the game last week in London. Say I. What if I said it's a beautiful thing that Tannehill's gone because I hope, well, I hope he's gone. I hope he misses at least. Well, I definitely headed the wrong way with him leading the team, so that's true. Yeah, so I'm hoping that he's out at least like five weeks and then we get to see. I'm assuming Malik Willis for probably the first five and then whatever games are left. Unless he's bawling out, they'll probably throw Levis in there to see what they got with him and. Quite honestly, I mean, hopefully Levis is the answer or Willis is the answer or are the answer, but I don't believe they will be, so hopefully they just are bad enough. Um, to get us a really good early pick next year and we can go get one of those top QB's in the draft. What's the record right now? Two and four. Two and four baby for going into the buyout. You know it's gonna be tough though with Rabel that then they seem to never die every year. They're good. That's the unfortunate thing. Yeah. Um, but I think I think going back to last year, they're like, what did they win? They they lost seven in a row and now they're two and four. So they're two and 11 in their past 13 games. How did I not know that? Yeah, not good. Not good. I think, uh, no matter what you said out for five games, but I mean at this point you might as well just just be done with it, right? Just figure out. You might as well wash those years away with Tannehill and move on. Get with Willis or Levis or whoever it is and give him a shot. And then it's hard right for Rabel because of that defense is always going to keep you in the game, so you never want to just completely tank. But for the next decade, you need to have a quarterback, right? I mean, when was the last time Tennessee had a good quarterback like Jake Locker? Oh, he was so good. No quarterback since I thought Vince Young was going to be like something and then he seemed like it would be, but didn't last right. Steve McNair. Maybe Steve McNair is probably way back, but even like, uh, respect to McNair, but he wasn't even like that good. He was just the best of the Titans. I mean, you're obviously relating this to a Bills fan like you are approaching the.
A highlight from Pit Barrel Cooker Co. with Noah Glanville
"Noah Glanville is the founder and CEO of Pit Barrel Cooker Company. After serving as a Navy corpsman attached to a Marine Corps unit in Iraq, he returned home and started what is now a very popular brand in the outdoor cooking industry. Through grit and determination, Noah continues to successfully navigate one of the most competitive industries. Coming up next on Veteran on the Move. Welcome to Veteran on the Move. If you're a veteran in transition, an entrepreneur wannabe, or someone still stuck in that J -O -B trying to escape, this podcast is dedicated to your success, and now your host, Joe Crane. Service isn't just what Navy Federal Credit Union does, it's who they are. That's why Navy Federal created tools to help you earn and save more. Learn more at navyfederal .org slash join. All right, we're talking with Navy veteran Noah Glanville, founder of Pit Barrel Cooker Company. Noah, thanks for being here today. Looking forward to hearing all the good things you're doing with your company, and of course every barbecue is one of my favorite things, so I really want to hear about that. Before we get started, take us back, tell us what you did in the Navy. Thanks, Joe. I appreciate you having me on. I was a Navy corpsman with the Marine Corps. Had the pleasure of serving with, for most of my career, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, and it was some of the best and worst years of my life, for sure, but mostly because of combat. But, you know, an amazing journey and made some really good friends, lifelong friends. Yeah. How many years were you in the Navy? Six years, and pretty much all six years were with the 1st Marine Division. Yeah, wow. Game on from the get -go, huh? How many deployments? I was overseas, I went, deployed to East Timor, that was kind of the first little conflict we were a part of, and that was, gosh, I guess, 1999. Iraq, And then and then got out and, I guess, still had a desire to go back over and then went to work for Blackwater, and that's a whole other chapter of my life. Oh, yeah. Wow. Okay. Awesome. Well, talk about your transition out of the Navy. Was it planned? Did you have a lot of preparation ahead of time, or did you prepare, or was it just something that happened real quick for you? I think that I was ready to get out, but I wasn't quite sure what the long -term effects or short -term effects were of PTSD, and I talk openly about it because I think it's important. I knew I wanted to get out, and I was kind of always an entrepreneur at heart. I always had a lot clearing business or weed eating or something going on when I was little, and realized from a young age that I wanted to bid on the job or I wanted to kind of be my own boss and have more control. When I got out, I had started a mobile auto detail in Orange County, and it was doing pretty good. And then the ordinance said that you can't have any water go down the drain, and so that made it very difficult to have a mobile auto detail and wash cars and not have water go down the drain. So we dealt with mats and things to try to retain the water, and nothing was very efficient. And so I got out and then went to work for a company called Extra Lease. And that was a big Berkshire Hathaway company, big corporation, and I did well on that. I moved up through the ranks, if you will, pretty quick, became an operations manager. But was it a great experience, but I believe that that was something that it was just one more underline of you need to do something, you need to start a business. And ultimately, my wife and I, we decided to come out with a product and go all in with it, and we definitely have, and that's the pit bra cooker today. And so you had never produced a product or sold a product before, but your first idea, the pit barrel cooker, is what you're still selling today. It is, and that's actually the way you frame it up is kind of an interesting lens to look through, because never having an idea of retail. And not only did we go into the retail business, but we jumped in head first and touched every aspect of business and trade, from negotiating the raw material good to the trip that it takes importing it into the United States. We export, we ship all over the world to different distributors. But then once it gets here, the marketing, the development, the operations, logistics, wholesale, retail, distributor model, everything, dealing with the buyers, we handle all of it to the customer service, to it ending up on the consumer store. Yeah. What a learning curve that's been. How long have you been, when was the first idea, the pit barrel cooker? I would say it was right around early 2010, 2009. Oh, okay. I And when started, when my goal, excuse me, I was contracting for Blackwater at the time and overseas, and I thought I was saving my money to go to culinary school. I always loved to entertain and thought I want to open up a restaurant. And everyone said, that's probably the worst way to go, or the easiest way to go broke rather. And they're probably right. And so I said, well, what is it about entertaining and food and cooking that really intrigues me? And that's just the act in doing it. And I could cook anything on a hibachi or any kind of grill, but I thought if we could take the guesswork out and truly make something that's affordable, that we're not gouging the customer and is simple. And our product, I really truly believe is, and if we could do that, maybe we really have something and possibly put some intellectual property behind it and really increase the quality with the coating so it lasts.
A highlight from Viktor Michael: Luxury Skincare Designed for Post-Injection Recovery
"This is the Art Beauty podcast where we are always reaching for truth in beauty. Remember, the brands on here are not paying to be here, so we get to ask the questions that you want answered because you deserve to be informed so you can make the best decisions for yourself. With that, I'm Amber. I will be your host today. And my fabulous co -hosts are Chase Sim and Nadia Kozlova. They are the founders of Victor Michael, a line that is created just for post -injection care. We're going to be talking all about that. But before we do, welcome to the show, ladies. Thanks for being here. Thank you, Amber, for having us. Where are you? Where are you guys located in the country? We're in Seattle, Washington. Okay, great. And now, you know, before we get into these products, because I do want to talk a little bit about post -injection care, why it matters, what's going to sort of set this apart. But you both have a very interesting and sort of long history in the beauty market. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Absolutely. I was wondering, I was looking at that, I was like, okay, usually that's cute. So Nadia and I have been in the medical spa industry for over 23 years. We opened up our own three clinics back in 2010. So we've had the pleasure of seeing the bad, the good, the ugly from all aspects of the med spa business. So we're just really lucky to have entered this industry and this space back when we did. And Nadia, where were you guys? Just the owners, like it's Cucumber, right? Was the name of your med spa? Cucumber and Lounge. Yes, Cucumber and Lounge. And were you both aesthetic? Like, were you nurses? Were you doing injections? Or were you sort of the brains behind the spas? Believe it or not, we just came up with this amazing brand. We've been in medical aesthetics for 23 years. A side note, a fun note is that we actually were one of the first people introducing Botox and injectables into the market back in the days when nobody knew what these injectables are all about. In the beginning, I didn't even know how to pronounce it the proper way. So it's been a long, long journey, but we're not injectors. We're not estheticians, although we probably were in the past life at some point. But we know how to do it. We just don't practice. Gotcha. And you've probably, Shay, seen thousands, if not tens of thousands of injections being done. Oh, absolutely. And having them done, yes. So let's talk a little bit about injections. When we get things like Botox, I've had Botox myself before. I know bruising is common. What are some of the other symptoms that you were really seeing people have in your med spas? I think, I mean, it can get as bad as it can potentially get. We are talking bruising, swelling, inflammation. And that's all without the potential of contraindication, right? Because that can happen too. But just the basics. If you get your lips done, it looks like a murder scene at some point the next day. And we have some photos to show that. You will swell up. We don't care how amazing your injector is. This is what we always say is that injector could be the most amazing person and having the most amazing technique. But that's just how the body is wired. This is just how we respond. So even in our clinics, we say, hey, we're awesome. You will swell up. You will bruise up. But now you got a tool to work with. You know, I've got to be honest. So I work with New Beauty magazine as well. And one of the doctors had pitched us and said, hey, Amber's never had lip injections. What if we did a first time lip injection video with her? And when I saw what the recovery is like for that, I said, no way. I'll just deal with my thin lips. Because really, no matter what, I haven't seen anybody who doesn't swell. And the swelling can be very vast. And that kind of lasts, what, three to five days, Shay, would you say? It could be three to five days up to two weeks. So like who doesn't want to go out? And it looks like you've got punched in the mouth or like you went to a really bad injector at first, correct? I mean, they swell. Oh, yeah. Yeah. It could be terrifying. It could be very minimal. And it could be pretty terrifying. You know, and Nadia, I know too, whenever I go get Botox, for me personally, I make sure I do not drink anything. I know they say for 24 hours before. But for me, I found that if I don't do it three to five days before, that's when the bruising really has a big difference for my personal skin. Have you found that kind of across the board? Oh, absolutely. Before coming up with Victor Michael, and that's kind of what led us to it, is that we know all the tips and tricks on how to make you go with less swelling, less bruising, so no drinking. And I understand what you're saying. Because I would have to literally do it for like a week prior to just to get my body prepared to it, right? And still, if they get a little blood vessel somewhere, I still bruise up right on the spot. So you kind of know walking out of there what's going to happen. Yeah. And you know what? The more I'm thinking about it, it is more like a week if you want no bruising. But for injectables like fillers, I'm sure that's a little bit different, correct? You probably have to have a little bit different. Shade, for people who are listening and who might be considering injections, without getting into specific products, do you have any tips for people at home for things that they can do to help minimize the swelling? Absolutely. So you want to definitely stop all supplements, just not knowing exactly what supplements can trigger the bruising and the swelling. So we always advise just stay off of everything for at least 24 hours, right? Next thing is don't be afraid to start taking some Arnica or Arnacare before. And of course, obviously, we can get into other products and everything. But prepping the body when you know that the needle is going to be hitting the skin. It's inserting the skin. And this is kind of what we go back to. It doesn't matter who your injector is. A needle is puncturing the skin. We are causing a wound. And anything to prevent that wound, such as taking an oral Arnacare, that's typically what we would have recommend or some bromelain. And then after, just don't touch. Don't touch the skin. And everybody wants to touch. Everybody wants to remold. And they're like, oh, I can help with swelling or something. It really comes down to just take the injector's direction and try to prevent by not taking anything as far as supplements. Maybe no alcohol prior. But that's all you can really do. And listen to your injector. Yes, absolutely. And of course, it goes without saying, no smoking. Don't go out in the sun. All these things that you should probably know better. But sometimes we need a gentle reminder, right? That's okay. So prior to having skincare or Victor Michael, which is a skincare line designed specifically to help minimize this sort of post -injection, bruising, swelling, what was our only options? Ice? That's pretty much it. So and that's why that was sort of a hard question to answer. Because your really only option was stop taking supplements. And here's your ice pack. And here's some Arnacare. Those were your options. So Shay, what was it that made you the sort of the lights which go off and say, well, we need something? And then how did you figure out what you needed to do? So being on the backside and the front side of medical spas and injections in general, right, we work with the patients first and foremost. And the number one deterrent when it comes to injections is the fear of downtime. And anybody will walk in, I want fillers, I want Botox. But the second question that always follows up is, what is my downtime? I have an event schedule. We have holidays coming up. My husband's going to be gone on a work trip. How do I schedule this in? I got three days to recover. So in our world, if you have post care for lasers, you have post care for peels, you don't have post care for injections. Why is that, right? After 23 years of Botox being introduced to the market, Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast being introduced back in 1999, 2000, why don't we have a pre and post injection care recovery system, right? So what we've done is we've taken what all of our amazing injectors have given our customers. That is the directions of go to Rite Aid, get your RNA care, go to the next Rite Aid or Target, go get your bromelain, go pick up whatever you can do to help prevent bruising, swelling, inflammation. So we took this recipe list that we were sending all of our customers to, and we said, let's put this in a bottle. Let's make this magic happen. Let's figure this out. What can we do? That's where the experiment started. And it worked. And we're like, holy cow, this is amazing. We need to now take it to the next level. So then that's how Victor Michael was created. Amazing. And Nadia, Shay mentioned some of the ingredients, but can you tell us a little bit more about what decided you to put into these formulas? So we've got two products here. What goes in them? What is sort of the magic, the secret, and the sauce? So the secret of the sauce is our patent pending injection care complex. We're obsessed with it. If I could, I want to bathe in it. It is a combination of Arnica, Dragon's Blood, Babassu oil, and bromelain. And in the serum, you have it at the highest levels where Arnica is at 15%. And this is probably the purest, the most amazing thing you could do for your skin. It's a phenomenal serum. I call it my little liquid gold, and I use it every single day, although you don't have to, but it's just the purest forms of all these amazing ingredients combined. Yeah, it's so good. It's beautiful. Yeah. What's funny is that it's now trending for a makeup primer. So who would have known that we're going to do that, right? Because it goes so well in your skin. We have formulated with everything with EWG in mind. So everything is great. It doesn't leave any of the residue on the skin. It goes on like it's a matted finish. So it's just really good for you. It's so funny that you said that because when I tried it the first time, first of all, I love the way it smells too. When I tried it the first time, to me, I really got this feeling. I was like, oh, this feels like a primer. It's hard to sort of tell here, but it almost has that smooth, sort of like a siliconey base, which I love that's perfect for makeup. Good to know. So is this something that people should be using only for injections or is it skincare that you can use all the time? Shae, do you want to add? Absolutely. What we consider, Victor Michael's sort of the beauty blender of the makeup industry. We blend in with every single skincare, first and foremost. So it doesn't matter what skin regimen that you're already using. We could just sneak that little serum right in there. Two is you absolutely can use this without injections. So when we're talking about the injection care complex and those main ingredients, not only are those main ingredients in the formula, but we've also added a ton of other resources in there as far as antioxidants go to help protect the skin, hydrators to keep that skin super moisturized. So what we're noticing is that your skin just feels amazing before and after, and people are continuing to use the product way after. Unfortunately, we have a lot of people sending us a lot of UGCs about, oh my God, we're using this for a sunburn. We're using this for some dry skin. And we're like, can we focus on injections? Right. Well, listen, it's good though, if people kind of understand and like they're falling in love with it for reasons beyond injections, because for most of us, injections are like every three to six months. So you want something that maybe people could use a little bit more. By the way, I love the packaging and I love the names of this. So taking this back, there's only two products in the line right now, right? The serum and the mask. So this is the Chow for Now mask. Tell us a little bit about what's in this. So the mask is a callan clay based mask. It has ginger root extract, apple fruit extract. It has some watermelon extract. It also has some red illness in there. This mask is a recovery mask. You can pre -treat with the mask too, but it soothes on contact. It cools and calms the skin. Oh my gosh. If you just put it on, you feel how it just chills and really just soothes. So imagine getting your fillers done and you are just, you're inflamed, you're sore, you're tender, and you put that mask on and it's like, oh, this feels so amazing. We have people who sleep in this mask and we're like, okay, yeah, I need my mask. It's okay. They sleep in it. I feel like it would get all over my pillowcases. It would be everywhere. I'm a tosser turner. Right? Is it even on when you wake up? I don't know. But we use it also called the Zoom Ready mask now. That's sort of what everyone's using because when you wake up and you're puffy, so regardless of injections, you fill that mask on and it just really helps soothe the skin. So it's pretty amazing. And Nadia, is there a right way to use this? So I was looking because it's not just, it is post -injection care, but you actually should start using this before the injections, correct? Can you tell us a little bit about the right way to use the system? Absolutely. You can. Well, if you're not me and using it every single day, then what you should really be doing is getting ready for your injections, right? So you can start it as soon as three times prior to the injections. And then you can technically pre -treat with both the mask and the serum. But we kept it super simple because we didn't want to have these crazy instructions for people to get confused with, right? So start with the serum three days prior to get your injections. And then a few hours later, start using your serum again and then add the mask as a booster. For comfort, you can actually stick the mask in the refrigerator, get it a little more cold so it's a little better for you, but it also has some built -in cooling in there. So it would go as well just as is for you. So just follow up with the serum and the mask and then use it as needed. Typically within three days, you're good to go. But if you needed to use it for a little longer, then just continue using as needed. And is the mask a daily use or is that kind of used like once after the post -injection and then maybe just keep it up with the serum? We would recommend using it morning and night. Yeah, for myself, when I get injected, I blow up, guys. I swell up, I blow up. We're chasing inflammation the second that needle gets into my skin. So I'm one of those really crazy patients with a lot of anxiety that goes into that chair. So I start using the mask maybe every two, three hours on the first day, yeah. And then afterwards, just maybe at night, morning and night, that's what the instructions say, but as needed, I would say. So definitely more than just twice a day. Amazing. And now, Shay, is there any thoughts? I imagine that you can probably use this around the lips. It might not be super comfortable to be putting serum and mask on the lips. We started talking about lips. Is there anything that you're thinking of specifically for lip care? Absolutely. So actually, our lip product will be out in the fall. And it's actually one of our very first SKUs we started working on. And it has probably been the most challenging because to try to get all of our amazing active ingredients in a beautiful lip product and not compromise the efficacy has been the biggest challenge. And we've nailed it. So we're finally in the stage to get this ready for launch. So we're really excited for lip. I have it on right now. I wear it every single day. It's a beautiful neutral color. And the lip name is called Nipple Nude. Oh, so it's actually going to be in a color as well. It's a very, very mauve -y, nipple nude tint. Nipple nude. I love that. So ladies, I have to ask, if people are interested in finding your products, where should they go? Well, there's a few places they can find us at right now. Obviously, our website, victormichael .com. Victor was a K. And then we're also launched with Moda Burandi. We're incredibly excited about it, as well as Shen Beauty out of New York. So you can find us on Moda Burandi on our website. And then we have a ton of retailers that we are aligning with as well for later launch. You know what? Before I let you go, I forgot the most important thing. What have been the results of this? What have people said after using this? Has it reduced the time? Do you have any sort of concrete facts on that or figures? We have actually done a perception study, blind study testing. And we had scored up in the 97, 100 % consumer test panel saying that has been the number one best pre and post injection care they've ever used. 97 % of the panelists said that by day two, their redness, swelling, inflammation has been reduced by over 50%. So yeah, our studies have been just absolutely mind blowing. But let me just share. Amber, the number one feedback that we get and that we are absolutely in love with is the testimonials that we received from the consumer panelists that we got after the study. And they said it was life changing. That having a product like this going on their injection journey for them to know that they have something, because sometimes it's just more than just the vanity, right? It's all about just how they feel. And for them to now get injections and to know that they have something to help comfort, to reduce the swelling, not because somebody is looking at them, but because the way it makes them feel, it has been life changing. So that has been the best feedback we've received. Well, I love to hear that. Always exciting to see new products coming into the market. And thank you for being sort of having the foresight to think, hey, this is a need that we need to fill, pun intended, and that we've done that. If people want to know more about you, where can they go? Right now, they can go to our website, www .victormichael .com, modaoperande .com, shenbeauty .com, and cucumberskinlounge .com. Amazing. And Nadia, if people are in the Seattle area, can you give a little bit of a shout out for your spas? Where can they find them? Hi, team. So we have three locations. You can find us in Bellingham, in Bellevue, and in Seattle. And just come to our medical spas. And Cucumberskin Lounge has a ton of it to Michael. So amazing. Wonderful. Well, I want to thank you both for being on with me today. Really appreciate you coming here. If you're listening at home and you have questions that you want me to pass on to the team at Victor Michael, I'm always happy to do so. You can email me at hello at artbeautypodcast .com. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube at Art Beauty Podcast. And as always, we'll see you next Tuesday, hopefully with a little less swelling and bruising. Bye. Thank you. Bye. Internet built for tomorrow today. Cox, bringing us closer. In Cox serviceable areas, speeds vary and are not guaranteed. Cox terms apply. Other restrictions may apply.
A highlight from Selects: How Air Traffic Control Works
"Or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, everybody. This is your captain, Charles W. Chuck Bryant. We're flying the friendly skies here in April. Looks like 2012 with an episode on how air traffic control works. So the seatbelt sign is off. You can recline. You can move about the cabin freely. You can gaze at stinky bathroom with a terrible sounding toilet flush if you wish. If I were you, I would hold it. But please listen to this episode. Welcome to Stuff You Should Know, a production of iHeartRadio. Hey, and welcome to the podcast. This is Josh Clark. I'm with you alongside me is Charles W. Chuck Bryant. We're about to take this joint 33 ,000 feet into the air. About to push some tin. Yeah. That's the lingo. It is. I've seen Pushing Tin as well. Yeah, I saw that movie. I assume that's the lingo. Otherwise, they probably would not have titled it thusly. You could also, that could be about like a car driving movie too. Somebody who has like a pretty good radio flyer wagon. There's a lot of things that they could apply. Or a recycling movie. Yeah. Pushing Tin. Yes. We're speaking of the 1999 Mike Newell flick with Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack. Cusack. Yeah, that's where John Cusack and Angelina Jolie met and ended up getting married. You mean Billy Bob Thornton? No, I'm pretty sure it's John Cusack. Yeah, I didn't think it was very good. Are you kidding? Did you like it? It was all right. All right. I have to admit that movies that I thought were awesome in the late 90s. When I go back and watch them now, I'm usually like... Not as great. Yeah, there's very few that hold up. I'm trying to think of one that I saw again recently that did hold up. I'm going to sit here for a while until I think of it. It wasn't Pushing Tin though. I don't know. I haven't seen it for a while. Well, in the movie, they were air traffic controllers. Yes. And that's what we're going to talk about today. So that's how Pushing Tin relates to this one. Right? I thought I'd clear that up in case people were like, what are they talking about again? You got any other good air traffic control movies? Well, Airplane. Yeah, of course. Lloyd Bridges. Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop, stiff, and glue. Yeah. Other than that, I have nothing. What about all the real airport movies? Oh, sure. Yeah. Airport 70, Airport 75, 77. 83, 94, The Grungiers.
A highlight from Eric Diaz's Journey From the University of Georgia to Coaching Rising American Alex Michelsen
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. We are here with Eric Diaz. You remember the name? Eric is son of Manny Diaz, coach of Alex Mickelson, Werner Tan, and right now has his own thing called tier one performance out in the Irvine area. Welcome to the show, Eric. How's it going? Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. It's great to be on. Great to be on. So I interviewed your dad probably about 2 months ago. That was, you know, we were poking fun about him redshirting Ethan Quinn, you know, not choosing not to play Ethan Quinn later. You know he wins NCAA the next year. It was kind of like, what were you thinking, right? Yeah, one of those tough ones. Oh yeah, it was kind of like, did you think he wasn't ready? Was he, did he think he wasn't ready? Like, you know, you probably could have won NCAA twice. That kind of thing but you obviously came from good tennis pedigree. So, I guess the first obvious question was what was it like growing up with your dad being Manny? You know, because I, it's hard not to take work home, right? Let's just put it that way. You're a tennis coach and a child of a tennis dad. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I think anybody that's been in tennis for a long time knows it's kind of a lifestyle a little bit. You know, there's definitely being the tennis coach and kind of, you know, working toward things but it's also, I don't know, the sport takes so much of you that sometimes, you know, it just feels like, you know, it's second nature. It's kind of a part of it. So, I mean, growing up in Athens, growing up around Dan McGill Complex was always a treat. That was back when NCAA's were kind of always hosted in Athens. So, I got to watch, you know, all the college greats. I grew up watching the Bryan brothers get, you know, sadly then they were kind of pegging some of our guys in doubles matches but, you know, it was really cool being able to sit court side, watch those guys and then, you know, be able to watch them on TV a little bit later. Really cool. Really cool experience growing up. Now, from a junior career, did your dad coach you your whole career or did he hire private coaches to sort of teach you technique? Because I know, you know, coaching at a program like UGA, it is very demanding and sometimes the children of the tennis coach lose out to the actual players and the people who are paying. So, did he coach you? How was that? You know, he coached me. I think he tried to coach me but at the same time, he also didn't want to put too much pressure on me to like, you know, really play tennis and go in. So, he kind of let it be my own thing. I started, I actually went to Athens Country Club, great little spot on the outside of Athens. Alan Miller was the main coach there. So, he helped me out a lot. He actually, he was on my dad's first, you know, assistant coaching team where they won a national title. I think he paired with Ola who now obviously has been with USGA for a while. I think they played doubles and I think they won a doubles title as well. So, I think Alan was a part of the first team championship and then he was also, you know, he won a doubles title there too. I think he might have won two. So, I spent a lot of time around him which was also, it was really cool. You know, it was a guy who was a part of the Georgia tennis family. Athens is really tight -knit like that and so it's special to be a part of that family both, I guess, through blood and through, you know, the alumni. It's cool. Now, let me ask you, did you ever consider going anywhere else, right? I mean, successful junior career, one of the top players in the nation, tons of options. You know, it could be like, you know, there's always sort of the, oh, his dad's going to give him a scholarship, right? You saw with Ben Shelton, you know, Brian Shelton. Obviously, he's going to look out for his kid. Did you ever aspire to like go to another top program or UCLA or Texas or Florida? I think growing up, you know, because I got to see all those teams play. You know, I remember in 1999, I looked up this guy who, he played number one for UCLA. I don't know, this guy showed up. I'm a little kid and he had half of his head was blue and the other half was gold and, you know, UCLA was firing it up. They were really good at the time. I remember that was my dad's first national title in 99. And, you know, ever since then, I really, you know, I looked up to the guys. Every now and then, I got to sneak on to a little travel trip and, you know, I got to see what it was like. But, I mean, for me, it was always Georgia. I thought Athens was a special place, you know, getting to see the crowds that they get there and being able to kind of just see the atmosphere of everybody caring about each other. You know, it was cool looking at other teams. You know, the Brian brothers had the cool Reebok shoes, you know, the UCLA guy with the different hair. But at the end of the day, it was always the dogs. It was always Georgia. So, I was really lucky when I got to be a part of that team and I got to kind of wear the G that, you know, through my junior years, I was always wearing it, you know, but I guess it was a little bit different when you're actually, you know, on the team and representing. I think it's a different feeling. Yeah. So, if you didn't go into tennis, what else would you be doing? Like, you know, I didn't, you know, I'm obviously coaching now, but I didn't go right into coaching. I went to work into pharmaceuticals like marketing, sales, you know, finance. It's always, I always find it interesting to say if I wasn't coaching, I got my degree, I would be doing this. Yeah. You know, if I was a little bit more prone, I think to just loving schoolwork and loving studying, you know, everybody's always told me that I would make a pretty good lawyer just because I'm a bit of a contrarian. I like to argue. I like to challenge everybody that's kind of around me. So, I'm always looking for a good argument. So, I'll go with that. Everybody's always told me, you know, maybe you should have been a lawyer. You argue a Hey, lot. well, I'm sure, I'm sure your tennis parents, right? The parents of the academy probably don't like that one, right? They like to be in control. They have the last say and be contrarian. A lot of the time they do. A lot of the time they do. Yeah. So, you're sort of like stepping out, right? Out of the shadow and you're now on the west coast out there in the with Irvine area tier one performance and quite honestly, making your own name. I know you've had opportunity to coach Alex Mickelson as well as, you know, Lerner, Tan who are both like doing real well, both like main draw this year at US Open. Tell me about the process of moving way west. Yeah. And starting your own thing. Well, you know, it kind of started with, you know, I took that leap and I moved away from home for, you know, the first time because obviously being born and raised and going to school at UGA. I took my first chance and I went to Boise State and I worked under Greg Patton for a year who I'd heard great things about and, you know, all were true. He's a great guy. I thought it was a fantastic experience. So, I did that for a year and then over the summer, the UGA swim coach's son that I kind of grew up with, he was in Newport and so I kind of came to visit and then, you know, all of a sudden the opportunity to be coaching out here, you know, came about and, you know, I did my due diligence a little bit. You know, I looked at the old tennis recruiting pages and, you know, I'm looking at all the talent over the last like 20 years and, you know, statistically, you look at the list and you're like, okay, you know, if I'm in this area and I give myself, you know, the right opportunities and I, you know, learn how to coach properly, you know, I feel like I've had some pretty good experience from some good mentors. You know, then I kind of thought, you know, okay, maybe I can kind of control my own destiny out here a little bit and, you know, over time, it's taken a lot but, you know, over time, I feel like I did get myself some pretty decent opportunities. So, when you first laid eyes on Mickelson, how old was he? He was 12. He was coming out to some point place. It was the first place I kind of rented courts. It was this old rundown beat up club but beautiful. There were some trees there. Nobody wanted it. The courts were kind of run down and everyone's like, oh no, nothing there and I was like, I'll take it. So, you know, it gave me space. It gave me courts. It gave me the ability to kind of try and market. I made things cheap so I could get a lot of kids out there and try and get a competitive environment going and luckily, you know, had a good bit of talent out there where, you know, the kids kind of attracted the kids and I was this young coach, 23, 24 and, you know, over time, you know, people started to kind of gain trust and realize, you know, this guy isn't that bad. So, you know, over time, it kind of, you know, worked in my favor and, you know, everything kind of worked out. I eventually switched clubs to a nicer one and, you know, you move up. You earn your stripes. Now, when you saw him, did you initially see, you know, like super talent because he won our ADK this summer and, you know, it was full of Steve Johnson, Su -Woo Kwong. It was Ethan Quinn. It was other names, right? Kanee Shakuri. And Alex, okay, you know, he got the USTA wildcard. He's a young kid. You know what I mean? Like, sort of under the radar and then he wins the whole tournament in finals Newport on the grass like a week later. So, did you see it right away? Was he like a typical kind of 12 -year -old throwing his racket, having tantrums? What was he like at 12? Alex has always turned on tantrums. But, you know, when he was 12, he was good. But, you know, I'll be honest, there were a handful of kids out there that, you know, Kyle Kang, who's had a lot of success. I saw him. Sebastian Goresney, who Alex won doubles with. There were a handful of others and, I mean, Alex, they were, he was good. If I thought that he would be this good, you know, at this point, I think I'd I don't think I saw that. But, you know, you definitely see that this kid's capable of playing at a pretty good level while he's young. And then, you know, as the years kind of go and then as you sort of see him and his personality kind of develop, you kind of recognize, you know, this, you know, this isn't too normal of a 16, 17, 18 -year -old kid. And then, you know, sure enough, eventually the results followed, which was pretty fun to watch. Yeah, I mean, I felt it was interesting because he was here with like his friend. Yeah. You know, not even like a coach, trainer, physio, nothing. Like him and his homeboy. Yeah. He didn't look like he played tennis. You know what I mean? So, yeah, it was like, it was interesting to show up without, you know, completing against guys who are here with like coaching that they're paying six -figure salaries and who are scouting, right? And for him to kind of move through the draw, honestly, I mean, you know, maybe he split sets once. Yeah. It was actually really interesting. He's an extremely competitive kid. And so, you know, throughout the last few years kind of as we've traveled to some events and as he's gone to some like by himself, you know, the whole understanding is, okay, how well do you really understand, you know, your day -to -day process? How well are you able to, you know, nowadays, you know, with challengers, everything you can stream, you can watch. So, you know, both myself and, you know, Jay, the other coach that's here and helping him out, you know, we watch, we communicate. But, you know, at the end of the day, you know, it was one of those big decisions, okay, are you going to go to college or are you going to go pro? And he's kind of weighing those two things. And it's, you know, if you really think you want to be a pro, show me. And so it's one of those things, luckily, when he's young, you know, you have the, you know, it's kind of freedom. If he loses some matches, okay, you're young. If, you know, you win some matches, okay, great. You're young. So it's one of those things where, you know, we really kind of wanted to see, you know, what he's able to do sort of on his own. How well can he manage emotionally? How well can he, you know, create some game plans and stick to his day -to -day routines? And he, I would say he passed. And did he officially turn pro? He officially turned pro, yeah. Yeah. So I know UGA was going to be where he was going. I know he was undecided this summer, but UGA was going to, was there a little bit of an inside man kind of happening here, right? You know, I mean, you know, I think that, you know, I'll definitely say, I think he had some exposure to hearing about, you know, some Georgia greatness. I think that for sure. But, you know, I'll say it was his decision. Ultimately, I tried to not put too much pressure or expectation on where he was going to go. You know, I think Georgia has a lot to offer. So I think, you gone that route, I think it would be, you know, I don't think we can really fail if, you know, you're going and you're trying to be a tennis player and that's a place you choose. I think it's a pretty good place. Now tell us about Lerner Tan. I'll admit as a player that I hadn't had the opportunity to watch too much. I had not watched him in the challenges at all. But was he also sort of in the program at a young age or did he just sort of come later on? My partner actually, you know, kind of helped him when he was young because Levitt Jay used to be incorporated at Carson, which was kind of where Lerner kind of had his, you know, beginnings. He was a little bit more, I guess I'll say, you know, his talent was Federation spotted, I guess you could say as to where Alex was kind of, you know, the guy on the outside a little figuring his own way. Lerner was kind of the guy that everybody kind of thought was, you know, the guy. Right. And so, you know, it's been fun kind of watching him, you know, see his transition, you know, from juniors to now, you know, kind of becoming, you know, the top of juniors, you know, winning Kalamazoo the last two years and his transition. It's been fun to see. So, you know, I've seen a lot of him out of the last, you know, two and a half to three years. So it's been, it's definitely been a different transition. I feel like, you know, it's a little bit fire and ice there. You know, Alex is the fiery one screaming a good bit and Lerner is the silent killer. So it's, they're definitely different, which I think, you know, is pretty refreshing and it's kind of cool to see them both have success in their own accord. So tell us about Tier 1 then. So how many courts, obviously you grew up, I mean, like, you know, I started in the park years ago, right? In Chicago Park, right? And now I got 27 courts. But tell us about Tier 1 performance now. Where are you? How many courts do you now have? How many kids are you serving? Yeah, we're in Newport Beach right now, which is great. Weather's nice. We have, right now, we're running our program out of only five ports. It's not that big. You know, we take a lot of pride in just kind of being individually, you know, development based. I feel like if you're in our program, you're going to have, you know, a good bit of time from the coaches. You're probably going to have a chance to hit with some of the top guys. We try to be really selective with who we kind of have. Just because in Southern California, it's really difficult to, you know, get your hands on a ton of courts. There's so many people in tennis. There's only a few clubs now. You know, pickleball, even at our club right now, you know, pickleball is booming. You know, so many people are playing. It's keeping clubs alive, which, you know, I think is nice. But at the same time, I would love to see, you know, a lot of tennis courts and tennis opportunity. But, you know, it is what it is. Yeah, man, pickleball is definitely taking over. You see clubs getting rid of one court, two courts, and they think that it's not that big of an impact. But I mean, two courts really makes a difference in terms of being able to spread kids out, get them more time, get more balls and more balls at the time. But it's, you know, I think in tennis, if we want to fight them off, we've got to market better and we've got to grow, right? They're in this growth sort of stage and we're sort of stagnant, you know, so it's not like we're not leaving the club with a lot of choices other than to diversify, you know what I mean? Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. So, let me ask you that. So, you've obviously had two kids that are going on. What do you tell that next parent, whose kid's 14, right, may get to see learner Alex come to the academy and number one, they want to homeschool, right, or ask you whether or not they should homeschool or B, you know, whether or not they should choose to go to college or, you know, turn pro. How are you advising parents? Because I get the question all the time. Should we homeschool, right? Should we do whatever? And I always, you know, the answer is always, it depends. Yeah. But what would be your answer in terms of homeschooling to train? Well, look, I definitely think that if your primary goal is to be a tennis player and I think, you know, if you're an athlete and that's kind of what you want to do, I think there's a lot of benefit in homeschooling just because, you know, it enables you to travel. You know, if I get to the ITF level, you know, I need to be able to travel. Those tournaments start on Monday and they go through Friday. So, you know, if I'm in a regular school, if I'm a high school kid, you know, that's a pretty difficult life for me to be able to justify or to, you know, be able to get my excused absences and stuff like that. You know, we're definitely big. You know, if you show me a 14 and under kid and I feel like I had pretty good experience in this just because I saw a lot of kids from the age of 12 to 14, you know, I got to see an entire kind of generation out of SoCal and a lot of them were pretty good. You know, the one thing I think, you know, when you're 12, 13, 14 years old, I think the primary thing kind of for level, obviously it matters how you're doing it, but I think the primary thing is the repetition. You know, I saw a ton of kids where they had a bunch of practices and I knew that that kid probably, you know, had 30%, 40 % more time than some of the other kids. And, you know, sure enough, that kid is more competent at keeping the ball in play. You know, they're able, you know, they've just seen and touched more balls. So, you know, they're going to make more balls. I think it's a balance. I think it really depends on the parents. I think it really depends on the kid. And I think it depends on the environment that they'll be in if they are going to be homeschooled. You know, I will say that, you know, we've had a handful of kids kind of switch from high school to homeschooled and they're in our program. But I feel like there's still strong social aspects in our program. You know, all the boys are tight. They compete a lot. They, you know, I feel like they get their social, you know, they go to lunch. And just kind of our standards are really high. I think this past year we had five kids that graduated that all went to IVs. So, you know, it's totally possible whether you're homeschooled or whether you're in school, I think, to, you know, kind of pursue academic excellence. I think, you know, just because you're doing one thing and not the other, I don't think that that necessarily, you know, takes that away from you. I think tennis can open a ton of doors. And I think I kind of, you know, we've kind of seen that in the last few years. I've seen a lot more tennis kids choosing IV ever since 2020, I feel. I feel like the IVs have been pretty hot, especially for some blue chip players, which I think, you know, if you look prior to 2020, I think the percentages took a pretty drastic jump, which is interesting to see. Yeah, you know, it's funny, you know, in some markets you see people playing for the scholarship and in some other markets you see them playing for entrance, right, into the Princeton, the Harvards. And one of the myths, like, I think if you think about basketball or football, right, the better basketball football players are obviously choosing the SEC, right, Pac -12, whatever that is. But in tennis, you know, I think that, you know, your academics and your tennis have to be, like, at the top scale to go, just because you're not like a bad tennis player if you go to Harvard, you know what I mean? Like, the kid that goes to Harvard or makes the team probably could have gone to PCU, right, or Florida or whatever, you know what I mean? And so it is interesting to see the number of people who say, yes, I've spent 30 grand on tennis for the past eight years and I'm still willing to pay for college, right, because I got into Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. But I think it's a big myth where, you know, the United States is so basketball focused, we see Harvard basketball as, like, okay, that's everyone that didn't get chosen by the Illinois, the Wisconsin, the Michigan. And it's not the same, you know what I mean? Yeah, it's different for sure. So when you think about, like, the Ivies, right, you see a lot of kids go to East Coast and you think about, you know, COVID obviously changed something with the home school, you know, sort of situation. People who never considered that it was possible were like, okay, well, we've been living at home for a year and a half and doing online studies, it's not that bad, you know, they're more focused with their time. Did you see more people from families who you thought would not have done it try it post COVID? Yeah, definitely. I think the really popular thing that a lot of people are doing now is kind of a hybrid schedule, which I actually really like a lot. At least in California, I don't know if the schooling system is different everywhere else. I know it was different where I was from. But a lot of these kids, you know, they'll go to school from 8 to 1130 or 8 to 12. And, you know, they have their three hours where, you know, I don't know how they stagger their classes and stuff like that. But I know that pretty much every kid at every school in SoCal is at least able to do this if they so choose. And so they're able to get released around 12 or something. And, you know, they're able to be at afternoon practice and get a full block in. You know, for me, that still enables you to get the hours you need on court and to be able to maintain some of that social. And, you know, if you become, you know, really, really good, I guess, okay, by junior year, maybe you could consider, okay, maybe I should take this a little bit more seriously, maybe I should go full time homeschool. Or, you know, a lot of these kids are in a place where it's, you know, I'm comfortable with my tennis, I like where it's at, I feel like it'll give me opportunity in college. My grades are great. And, you know, maybe that person's a little more academically inclined. And, you know, they want to have a career and they feel like tennis is that great stepping stone. Which I think is a really cool thing about our sport is it just opens a tremendous amount of doors. I feel like if you figure out how to develop and be a good tennis player and how to compete well in tennis, you can you can apply that to almost everything in life. Yeah. So you talk about opening doors, right? When Alex or Lerner were sort of deciding whether to walk through door number one, which is college, or door number two, which is which is obviously turning pro. Right. How did you advise them? You know what I mean? If I say, hey, you know what? Take a couple wildcards. If you went around or two, maybe you go to college. If you win a tournament, maybe you stay out there. If an agency locks you into a deal, right? Then, you know, they normally know what good looks like and they normally have like the ear of the Nike, the Adidas, right? Then you turn pro. What was your advice in terms of if and when, right? Yeah. For those who ask. Well, they were both in different places. I'm gonna start with Lerner cuz he's younger. He actually, you know, did a semester in college. You know, Lerner finished high school, I think, when he was sixteen, sixteen and a half. And so, obviously, your eligibility clock starts, you know, six months after you finish your high school. So, for him, it was, you know, he was so young, he didn't really have much pro experience at that time. You know, he did great things in juniors. You know, he won Kalamazoo. He got his wild card into the men's that year and then, you know, he played a little bit of pro kind of and then, you know, that that January, he went in and and did a semester at USC which I think was a good experience for him socially. He had some eligibility problems which, you know, only let him play about five, six matches toward the end of the year which was kind of disappointing and then, you know, he won Kalamazoo again and so, you know, that was the second trip there and then, you know, by then, he had a little bit more exposure with, you know, agencies and brands and kind of, you know, the stuff that you'd like to see that'll actually give you the financial security to kind of, you know, chase your dream and pass up, you know, the the education, I guess, for the time being. So, you know, I felt like that was really the security was a big was a big thing for him. You know, prior to winning Kalamazoo for the second time, you know, he still had Junior Grand Slams to play. He wasn't playing men's events. So, for him being that age, you know, it was, well, you know, I'm I'm not in a massive rush so why not get a semester in and I think he had a great time. He really liked it. I mean, he he speaks pretty positively about the dual matches. He actually follows college tennis now a little bit more. You know, he will talk about some dual matches which I think is pretty cool and you know, I think it gave him some confidence getting to play for university, getting to represent, you know, seeing that university promotes you. I think there's a lot of benefits there and now, you know, he's got an alumni base. You know, people talk about all, you know, he's a USC Trojan and stuff like that. You know, you see it at all different tournaments. You know, guys are wearing a USC hat and, you know, hey, learner, da da da and you know, I think that that's pretty cool to be a part of, you know, a big family of people who are proud that, you know, they can say they played in the same place and then Alex. Alex was, you know, he was a little old for his grade and he was one that he committed and, you know, the whole time him and learner kind of, you know, talking and, you know, about going pro and da da da da. You know, obviously, it was their dream. You know, I just kept telling Alex, you know, I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear it until, you know, it's a real problem and so, you know, he gets to 400 in the world and, you know, it's what you do. You get to 400. You know, it's good but at the end of the day, you know, you're not, your life's not changing because you're 400 in the world. You know, so he's 400 in the world and he's, you know, saying stuff to me and I'm like, I could not care less you're going to college and then it was, you know, this was probably in January, February, you know, he starts to kind of do a little bit better and I think at that point, I recognized that he was better than a lot of the guys kind of at the challenger level. You know, just from my perspective, I was seeing kind of what it was, what it was to be 300, what it was to be 200 and I think at that point, like February, March, I fully knew that he was good enough to be there and to be winning those matches but at the same time, you know, having financial security, having set, you know, all of those factors that kind of go into whether I'm going to pass up my education and go pro. You know, it's a big decision and so I remember we were putting it off. I just said, you know, nothing till US Open. I was like, we're not, we're not talking about college till US Open. I said, you know, when we get to US Open, you finish US Open, you have that exposure, you know, we see what happens in those two weeks and then, you know, then we'll kind of make a decision but until then, like, don't even think about it. Don't talk about it. Don't care. You're going to school and I think that mentality really helped him kind of just play free. He was, you know, I'm not playing to go pro. I'm trying to do my job in school, finish my high school. I'm going to tournaments, playing great, just trying to compete and, you know, lucky for him, you know, well, I guess it's not lucky at all. That kid worked his absolute tail off but, you know, he had that success in Chicago at your club and then, you know, he made that little Newport run and I think by then, that was his third or fourth former top 10 win and, you know, he won his challenger. He final the challenger. He'd semied another one. He had kind of shown and, you know, some people have gotten attention and they started believing in him and so then, you know, that's when that big decision kind of came but I feel like for him, he really established himself, improved himself amongst pros which I think is an interesting thing because a lot of the time when you see these juniors kind of go pro sub 18, a lot of the time, it's because they had tremendous junior success which then made them, you know, they had grand slam success and stuff like that but Alex didn't have any of that. You know, Alex was kind of the late bloomer that, you know, in the last year when he was already 18 and aged out of ITF, the kid really just took it to a new level and, you know, I think he really showed that he's kind of ready for what the tour has to offer.
A highlight from 1265. NFTs Are DEAD! ...Again | Mainstream Media vs Creators
"Let's talk about NFTs today and where the market might be heading and what is the future of the non -fungible token. We'll talk about all that for you guys. You don't want to miss this one because I think whether you love NFTs or don't like them, this is gonna shed some light on really what the future is. So stay tuned right here. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back in to Tech Path. All right. Couple of things I want to hit on. A couple of tweets out here. NFTs are officially dead. 95 % are estimated to be literally worthless with pieces from the top collections only worth around five to ten. Roughly 25 million are sat on dead assets thanks to celebrities, endorsements, etc. Now this was coming over from Market Insiders. All right. And I want you to understand that this is process the typical that happens in innovative spaces. I remember, you know, in the era is, you know, when you look at just the birth of the internet. Is the internet dead? Is it a fad? Then the birth of social media. Social media is junk. It'll never be anything. Maybe not. And then, of course, mobile. You know, the iPhone will never make it. The BlackBerry will rule. This has happened so many times. Okay, so right here we have a piece on Market Insider. This was the actual hit piece. Let me kind of zoom down into the things they talked about. Are NFTs dead? The answer is yes. 23 million people hold these worthless assets. Then further in, fewer than 1 % have a price tag above 6k, a far cry from the regular million -dollar deals of two years ago. Don't take this out of context either because I'm kind of, you know, poking fun at this article. Mainly when you go to the actual source of where this actually came from, what they actually said was this. Is that while the situation does look bleak, in our opinion, however, NFTs still have a place in our future as we still maintain that once dust is settled we'll start to see an evolution with the NFTs. NFTs either need to be historically relevant, similar to the original Pokemon cards. So I think just that statement alone, the fact that they even compare this to the original Pokemon, to me, is groundbreaking. And I think they, the researchers, understand Market Insider does what they always do, which is sensationalize this stuff for clicks. The point is, is that we're talking about major movement in the NFT space in a time in which everything feels like it's dead right now. The traditional finance markets, etc. I want to go to this first clip. This might surprise you. Courtyard is a marketplace that tokenizes trading cards. Those cards then are put into an escrow vault powered by Brinks. You can then tokenize your card or collectible or whatever that you have on Courtyard and then sell that as an NFT. Now before you hear what you're saying about NFTs, I don't want to hear it. So they just did this drop here that sold out in seconds, literally bought it. This is a 1999 base set number 10 Mewtwo listed for twelve hundred and ninety five dollars. Now, if you go to like card collector and eBay and all that stuff, you'll see these prices are pretty much the same, maybe slightly more on this because it's the flexibility of oh, you don't actually need to have the physical item. If you want to claim this item, you can go through and you go here and then you say, I actually want this. I want this real card. Like I want to put this card behind me on the wall so everyone can see.
How Diane Cotter Discovered PFAS "Forever Chemicals" in Her Husband's Protective Gear
"One day i came across a story about a new jersey firefighter who had succumbed to a horrific incident where he was out of fire and his gear failed so we know what that means it degraded now what happened to his body was that he suffered steam burns that covered i'll be conservative and say over 70 percent of his body but i think it was closer to 90 percent and that horrified me to think that his gear failed at a fire obviously if he knew it was failing he wouldn't have worn the gear so i ran down to our basement and i pulled paul's gear out of the box it had been stored in and i had turned the basement light off and i took a flashlight and i shined it through the three layers the outer shell the moisture barrier and the thermal liner and i it was specific to look in the crotch area because that's where those reproductive organs are and i'm thinking jesus did his did did toxin seep through his groin area did his gear degrade and i found these coin size quarter dime nickel pieces of fabric missing you wouldn't know what to look at it because if you couldn't see that it was missing because the gear looked fine and then i ran back upstairs and i thought holy crap this is something wrong because i understood enough about absorption in the groin area to understand that that's that area that's so absorptive you know like your neck the tissues are very thin i had educated myself a lot on cancer by that point in time and i started looking then on the computer about the the fabrics themselves and i started to look at nomex and kevlar the moisture barriers and um i came into this 1999 safety alert that the international you know the big labor union had written to manufacturers demanding that they recall a moisture barrier because the moisture barrier had degraded so i'm thinking well what's what's going on why is the iafs sending out a safety alert because in that letter they had threatened to sue the manufacturers if they didn't recall this a moisture barrier that had degraded the companies had given pushback that they they weren't gonna you know do what the iafs said now and this was counter to everything that i had understood and loved about the manufacturers from reading years worth of you know fire engineering and firehouse magazine used to come to our house and in the paperback in the paper versions and i started to look at who those names were on there and i'm like why is this so strange this is a terrible feeling that the union back then had to fight to get those moisture barriers recalled at any event then i began to contact people about cancer and in the degradation of the gear and does that have something to do with this you know the cancer that my husband had i started networking with fire fighters laughing because i have to tell you one of the things i did i became so obsessed that i was messaging 200 firehouses a day and getting kicked off of facebook because there's a limit of people that you can i was a habitual offender as a spammer because i was saying do you know about this degradation in the gear and and i was sending emails to anyone i could think of that could help me track down this degradation i sent thousands of emails thousands i think at the last count there was 25 000 emails that i had sent out and the response i received was astounding because nobody could answer my questions but i did get a response from aaron brockovich who emailed and then called and she said diana i've gotten your emails and i just got a call from the fire chief in new hampshire who has 13 firefighters with cancer and i said that doesn't surprise me because every firehouse is a cancer cluster so we spoke and she said does the gear have pfoa or pfos and i never heard that language before and i went to the computer and i googled turnout gear pfoa pfos and i found a document from the european chemical association and from an industry site in europe discussing the potential transition to non pfoa ppe so i'm here in the united states can't possibly have that stuff because you know we're the united states of america they wouldn't do that to their bravest oh but i was wrong
Monitor Show 15:00 08-26-2023 15:00
"Rigs, yes. But we can always learn and put them on safety rails. That's Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking with Bloomberg's Emily Chang in the latest episode of The Circuit. Watch the show every Thursday at 10 p .m. on Bloomberg Television and download the podcast wherever you download. That does it for this episode of Bloomberg Best. I'm Ed Baxter. Stay with us. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Legendary The Price is Right game show host Bob Barker is dead at age 99. The longtime television host and animal rights activist passed away this morning at his home in Los Angeles. He ended each episode of The Price is Right with what became his most famous catchphrase. Help control the pet population. Have your pets fed or neutered. Goodbye everybody. Barker received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for daytime television in 1999. Civil rights leaders are marking the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic march on Washington. Martin Luther King III called it a continuation of his father's fight for civil rights and not just a commemoration of the event. We're coming together to say we must create the climate for America to move forward in a forward direction, not a backward direction. Organizers say an estimated 75 ,000 people are taking part in today's rally at the Lincoln Memorial. On Monday, President Biden and Vice President Harris will meet with civil rights leaders and members of the King family at the White House. Police in Boston say at least seven people were shot this morning during a parade, which is part of the city's Caribbean Carnival. Authorities say the victims were taken to local hospitals with non -life -threatening injuries.
Monitor Show 14:00 08-26-2023 14:00
"There is a Bloomberg opinion columnists covering economics and that does it for this week's Bloomberg opinion. We are produced by Eric Mollo and you can find all of these columns on the Bloomberg terminal. We're available as a podcast on Apple, Spotify or your favorite podcast platform. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are just ahead. I'm Amy Morris and this is Bloomberg Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. Legendary The Price is Right game show host Bob Barker is dead at age 99. The longtime television host and animal rights activist passed away this morning at his home in Los Angeles. Barker received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for daytime television in 1999. President Biden is commenting on former President Trump's mugshot. Brian Shook reports. When asked about the mugshot Friday, Biden told reporters he saw it on television and called his political rival a handsome guy. Trump on Thursday surrendered to Georgia authorities on charges related to his alleged efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss in the state. Biden also commented on this week's Republican primary debate and said there was a lot of talk, but none of the candidates discussed the relevant issues. I'm Brian Shook. Just one of former President Donald Trump's 18 co -defendants in the Georgia election interference cases being jailed. Jim Forbes has more. Harrison Floyd was denied bond Friday after being considered a flight risk. Floyd is charged with racketeering, conspiracy and influencing a witness. He turned himself in Thursday before Trump, but did not have a lawyer to reach a bond agreement before he surrendered. I'm Jim Forbes.
A highlight from Rob Parks - Married To The Black Widow!
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritise mental health in men. Together, let's use your voice. Guys, welcome back to Let's Be Frank, the home of men's mental health. And welcome to a gripping and powerful two -part special. Where we dive deep into the harrowing story of Rob Parkes. You may remember Rob as a victim in Channel 4's special feature, Black Widow, showcased on 24 hours in police custody. Join us as we sit down with Rob and allow him to open up and talk about the turbulent and tragic journey of his marriage. Listen as he shares his truth. Guys, welcome to Married to the Black Widow. But first of all, as always, Mr. Ryan Smith, how are you feeling tonight, mate? I'm good, mate. And to say we're, we released an episode on a Wednesday, but we're recording on a Wednesday now. So this is, this is new. This is new. So yeah, let's, um, no, but I'm good. Good. And let's go. Let's do it. It's exciting for tonight. I think this is a story a lot of listeners will know, a lot of listeners will see, but a lot of them won't know the full truths behind everything. And that's what we're doing tonight is to provide the platform for that truth to be shared as much as needs to be shared. But ultimately to have that open and frank conversation that we do every week with every guest we have. Beautiful. Let's go. So Rob, welcome to the show. How are you? Uh, good evening, gentlemen. Um, yes, thank you very much for having me on. Um, I really appreciate it. Um, uh, I'm feeling, I'm feeling good. It's, I think it's going to be a, an interesting evening. Um, that's a great introduction. Um, because I think you're absolutely right. Um, a lot of people think they know my story. Um, but I suspect they probably don't know everything. Um, and that's what I've been spending effectively the last two, two and a half years getting down onto paper. It's going to be exciting. Um, we've got a lot of, it is very fresh and we've got a lot, a lot of questions. And, but I think foremost, I think it is the time for you to, to, to, to share your story and to hear your voice on it. So I would like to, I'd like for you to take us back to the beginning, if you will, um, and just kind of talk us through the early stages of, of Rob. Sure. Of course. Um, it all, it all started back in 1999. Um, as a lot of stories too, uh, at university. Um, and I went to university. Um, uh, I was, I went to university in Teesside as was Middlesbrough. Um, I had the time of my life. Fantastic. Um, my first year university, I was having, living my best life. Fantastic. Um, I was away from home for the first time. Um, absolutely, you know, having, doing everything I could with as many people as I could, um, not many girls, um, have to say, um, but, uh, that, that didn't seem to bother me and away we go, away we went. My second year, uh, at university, I came back and I found myself in the, um, uh, a lady, uh, called Victoria. And from that point, my life changed, um, in ways in which I could never possibly have ever imagined at the time. Um, we ended up together. Um, and from that point, really, um, things started, my life changed subtly at first, um, but more and more dramatically, more and more things became more important and more specifically, she became far more important, um, than anything else in my life. It started slow, um, you know, young romances, you know, and there were good times, you know, we, we were head over heels. Um, we, we spent a little time together.
A highlight from Giant Storm Not
"You've spoken and we've heard you loud and clear. We're proud to announce our brand new ACLJ Life and Liberty Drive. Our legal teams will be focusing on the issues that you, our ACLJ members, have told us matter the most to you. Life and religious liberty. We're redoubling our efforts to beat back the radical left's attack on your constitutional religious freedoms and to defend the sanctity of human life. This is your moment to get in the fight. Every tax -deductible gift will be doubled. Join the ACLJ in the fight to keep America free. Hey everybody, Dennis Prager here in horrific, tropical storm unseen since 1939. I am lucky to have arrived safely in order to broadcast. It shows my commitment to you that I am in today as is everybody else. You know what it's you know what's doing outside right this studio in Los Angeles County? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It is not even drizzling. This is what you have heard on the news so let me report to you from where I am in Los Angeles County. Nothing is happening. Nothing happened yesterday. It rained. It rained. The only odd thing is that it doesn't rain in August in Los Angeles County as a general rule. That's why Dodger games and Angel games are almost never rained out. Or Padre games but that's San Diego. This is extremely significant. Extremely significant. And I want to tell you why. Last night my wife and I attended a wedding. And I spoke to the groom and he told me that about 40 people did not show up because of not the storm because of the hysteria over the storm. Pure undiluted false fake hysteria. My heart broke for the guy. He has no victim sense about him. He just mentioned it in passing to me. That was I would say that was about a third of the people. Many of them by the way flew in from cities across the country to go to the wedding. And they didn't go. Imagine that? Hey honey, did you see the news? Did you read that the governor of this state has declared a state of emergency? Governor Newsom in whom I don't believe there is an authentic bone declared a state of emergency for the county of Los Angeles and maybe others. Is what I'm saying getting clear to you? Nothing happened. Now there was flooding. You've seen pictures. I looked at the Daily Mail printed or published in England and it made where I live look like a national disaster. How many photos does it take of some flooding to cause it? There was a guy knee deep in water with his car stuck in Palm Springs. Palm Springs? What county is Palm Springs in? I don't think it's LA County. It's way east. Okay, I feel bad for the guy. Hasn't been a tropical storm in this area in Southern California since 1939. By the way, will they blame it on climate change? This of course is the inevitable obviously. Like it's in Riverside County. Okay, thank you. That means a lot to my listeners across the country. So I'm trying to be privy to the discussion that a couple who had planned on coming to the wedding last night. The discussion they had goes, I assume it went something like this. I mean they'd really feel bad if we didn't go. Yeah, but did you see the news? Oh, not just the news. Let me share with you my dear friends. Here is taken from my phone. This came up, I would say just about every hour. You know an emergency alert you get on your phone? Emergency alert severe. I'm reading to you from my phone. I'm sure you got the same thing and you took it as seriously as I did. A national weather service. A flash flood warning is in effect for this area until 3 a .m pacific daylight time. This is a dangerous and life -threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding under an evacuation order or attending a wedding. That was beautiful that they added that. That's how personalized these messages are. They knew we had said yes to a wedding invitation. Life -threatening situation. So back to our couple. Hey honey, you we know came in from Cleveland. They're really expecting us. Yeah, but darling we can't risk our lives to attend a wedding. I mean in the long run of life, I mean you know. Yeah, but honey look outside the window. It's just raining. There's nothing. There's no wind. It's not even a particular downpour. Yeah, but did you see what the governor of the state said? Did you see what the national weather service said? Did you see what NBC news said? Yeah, but honey look out the window. That was my first urge. By the way, I'm not saying it's panic during COVID that it was just as likely to be the man panicking as the woman. Foolishness doesn't know sex or even gender. I want you to understand though this does not bode well for the country. It really doesn't bode well. Let me see here. I wrote about this. I wrote about this in 1999. And I'm trying to find it because you could actually see it in my book of essays. Think a second time. If you want to introduce yourself or me or someone else to me, get my book of essays. 44 essays on 44 subjects. And I wrote an essay at the time on this very issue. Let's see if I can. Yeah, no, I won't have to find it. I wrote about a story. It happened to me about 25, oh no, 30 years ago. Let me see, what's 25 years ago? Yeah, no, about 25, 28 years. It's irrelevant. 25 or 30. I had a speech in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, right outside of Philadelphia. I was in Manhattan. I slept in Manhattan the night before, Thursday night. I had an evening speech. I don't know if it was Thursday night. It's not true. I don't know what night of the week I was going to speak. But the night before, I slept in Manhattan. The whole night, all I hear is blizzard, major major storm. Do not go out. Do not drive unless it is an emergency. So I planned instead of taking, let's see, what would it be? What is it, the filly from New York, an hour and a half? So instead of leaving an hour and a half before, I left four hours before. But I looked out the window of my hotel room and nothing was happening. There was about an inch or two of snow on the ground. This was my first introduction to do I believe my eyes or do I believe the news? And this was a revelation in my life. The power of media and panic is such that you can deny what you are experiencing and seeing because of the induced panic. Schools are closed in LA County. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. 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"1999" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"One of the salmon look like. Do we have a picture of the salmon? I don't know. You could look up the roller skating salmon, but I have a picture. What's it called? What was the salmon called? Sam, saved the roller skating salmon. That's the baby, 'cause I don't even know what that has to do with Seattle or the Mariners of the salmon in the space. I have no idea. Yeah. So I had a 1999 Seattle Times article that says, in the 1979 mascot competition, one by specie, the needle over the Bulgarian rabbit, a man showed up wearing only a diaper and calling himself the baby. Oh, and so this is why and everyone was like, yeah, keep that guy around. We had all the mascots run or ride or skate or do their thing from the left field tunnel to the plate recalled Randy atomic now Seattle vice president of communications. The baby crawled when he stood up at home, his hands and knees were all bloody. Oh. I think we gave him second place for his pain. So I'm sorry. Bloody baby. What a mascot. Giant bloody baby. For the kids. For the kids. For the kids. Here's a 1990 article Seattle times also that says the Mariners threw a mascot contest, which produced the moose's fleeting 4Runner Spacey the needle, he was an architectural wonder on stilts with a replica of the top of the space needle on his head. The only thing was, a space needle had a few built in limitations as a mascot mobility being chief among them, being on stilts, there was only so much he could do at them, said Spacey entertained at several games and took his retirement. I think that they may be needed a better stilts practitioner, a better certified stilts operated. Still operator. I don't want to say stilts men because it could be, you know, there's no gender requirement around stilton. Yeah, this has been a bananas have done pictures and hitters on stilts. I don't think it's a good idea, but you're doing a lot more action than just walking around, you know? Yeah, if you can pull that off, I would think mascot and gun stilts would be possible. Yeah, you might be limited in certain ways, but you'd also be enabled in certain ways to do things that more vertically challenged mascots could not. So I would like it. It'd be a good look. I think that another perhaps underrated issue for stilts for Spacey. They should call them stilt. No, that's bad. They should call, but Spacey implies. You know. About you. You know, you gotta forgetful. You're absent minded. You're not, you're operating in an ethereal plane, you know? You gotta be grounded because you're tall building and if you're not grounded, you're gonna fall over and it's gonna be bad. So one issue that I could foresee is like how tall was Spacey actually? Like what was the height? I mean, just from the footage here, it looks like Spacey's towering over the umpires by at least a few feet, right? So I wonder if in the ballpark, if there might be places where, you know, Spacey could not go. Could not go for because how would one traverse? How does space clearance? It get in an elevator. Space you'd have to come down, off Spacey stilts, and then you'd have to have a special Spacey elevator. That sounds funny. Because you couldn't, you wouldn't want to horrify the children shatter the illusion that Spacey is not in fact a giant, right? Yeah. And so basically take off the helmet, the mask to get into an elevator or duck under the ceiling or something, yeah. I may have shared this story before, so I apologize for repeating myself, which I don't bother some, but I know someone who worked for the team in a game day operations and their job was to be like the moose chaperone because there are multiple mousses. There are at least two. And they could not cross paths. Because it would be bad for the children, Ben. We're trying to create a world here, you know? Right. So I think that you would need, first of all, you need at least two people who are really good on stilts. You would need space metal to make the head. And then getting Spacey through the ballpark feels like it would be a tremendous challenge. And there's no padding on Spacey, right? And you're at a height. So if you fall, you're going to hurt yourself. And as we discussed when we were talking about dinger being tackled, which again, we are opposed to mascot assault, we're opposed to any kind. You know, there is like a safety issue here that I don't want to downplay just because the person they had stilts might have been a bad stilts still writer, still writer. No, I'm gonna keep working chopping it. I'll find you. Yeah, right. If you were dancing on the dugout as Spacey and you fell, then not only are you falling from some height, but you're falling from the stilts as well. Right. So that could be problematic. Right. So I don't know. It might need some workshopping, but I think that what we can all agree about is that if Spacey is occupying a take it or leave it kind of category in terms of the mascots that we have at one end in terms of bring it back right now I need to see it the salmon on roller skates because again, what? And then at the other end is the bloody baby, which can just remain in the in the backwaters of history as far as I'm concerned. Yes, please. Well, we're gradually transitioning into just a full-time mascot podcast. Just horniness and mascots were just the furry market where just cornering the furry baseball fan market. No, we're not crossing no, we're not, we're not crossing those wires. That we're not always crossing those wires. We are occasionally wondering if there is a desire on the part of others to cross that particular set of wires. But we are not ourselves. We don't share the desire. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Right. So I did want to talk to you about an epidemic that is happening across the sport right now.
"1999" Discussed on Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard
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"1999" Discussed on No Story Is Sacred
"That they to fucking gun it to try to make it past the aliens or they know the aliens has the fucking gun at to try to get to the next ship to pass the message. Along like the beacon for rohan rohan door. Condor condor condor the calls for aid. It's exactly that thing now. What happens what happens. Is i'm saying the fighter pilots in that version are the. I never got to wiser new fighter. Pilots coming a little bit the idea. They lost one right there in a fucking more but that's not talked about feel sufficiently like the fact that this is actually. They're just the new post as well. That was actually a lot point. If you were call was it was negative. He hopped acteal. He hopped into a chance or whatever and acute and matthew replacement pilots it to me. It was not as clear as it could have been in terms of maybe thematically running with. I don't know how we are their pace pilots or are they merchants. the willerman them remember there in uniform. He's not he was their bus. You know i don't remember there. Were stupid hacks pippen. How did you forget the stupid hats. I wasn't paying that much attention which should be fair. The stupid hats. I think we're future black. Watch caps i think probably but the thing is like There was the big plot point about like when you die in the service here you never existed. That's how we cope bullshit. I call it bullshit. Yeah that was that was bad characterization. And bad writing i believe the word is contrived they were trying to give some kind of character to fuck a the wing commander and they've pulled that other essence bullshit. I'm not even gonna address that am talking about. Here's the plot. That i would fix in the second act the second act i would have. They're just hauling ass for leather and they happen to have newbies on board like whoops who brought the message. Great as they're going that's when the call rousey show up to intercept and so they have to and that's where the dog pilots. Come out so you can still get those scenes there was was to like just stole the kharafi. Free sleet for to our hers for the for. The main seaport doesn't know i thought they didn't know that they actually got the nath calm. I think confirmed also The thing that they conveyed at the very end like it was as a two part thing. They had to delay them two hours if they could or two hours no matter what because the would not be an earth and the thing. They got by retrieving. The macguffin was the exact jump coordinates at the entire fleet was going to be using to arrive in earth sector. Yeah the bag. So that way earth forces if they got those coordinates could just line themselves up in a row and just start firing their cannons. Whatever comes through that particular it. I didn't get that. And so i'm actually say one of those has to be cut and i would prefer that the owner. We'd better retrieve the calm like that's fucked. There's if you think in terms of computers the second they have it. There's eighty copies everywhere. Yeah parts fucked and you can have a really fascinating movie about like you know somewhere else on a distant planet the equivalent of alan turing and all his friends are like..
"1999" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"And you know we don't see him for thirteen more episodes and episode fourteen for twelve more episodes. I guess then episode. Fourteen simmons is there. And i mean it's almost like ripped right out of the scene. He's they're having their periodic staff meeting and simmons is there you know i'm tired of this stuff you guys need. We need to be working towards finding a way back to earth and cutting is like there is no way back to earth. you know. stop this. No that's what we should be doing. Spend all their time trying to get back to earth. We can't you know so you ask yourself. We're was he for the last twelve episodes. Because i'm not the kinda guy that is not going to try to assert his authority as space commissioner. Exactly yeah that's that's one thing in the original series. I didn't like that he just showed up. It's like what what the should have been like episode three when they got now. They've given some little bit of clues. Here that in the next box set They'll be remaking earthbound. Which is the episode. In which commission simmons. It'll be interesting and and he's in it through till then at least in in the big finish stuck so now we're going to be like end up rooting for him and he dies cinetic. That is darn doing writing right. That's darn good writing. Yeah if they do that they actually. Yeah i actually. I really hope they do that. Sort of stuff. You remember simmons. Is he improved in this. I mean yes. He is probably still right whenever you. It's really easy in these polarized times to look at government officials and and say look at these incompetent fools. How do they get their jobs. And in some cases they get their jobs through connections and they get their jobs. Through whatever. And boris johnson. And you know In if they're not qualified for the job but by and large somebody who gets to be in charge of an agency like this even if maybe they're not the right fit for that agency they do have some qualifications simmons can't be a caricature he has to be at least an administrator who can run an agency at some level that they got the meta pro going yes. He made some questionable judgments to stave off his. But but you know he was juggling a bunch of balls in the air to get this probe going and you can't do that without some level of competence at your job. So simmons has earned some of the respect that the the position holds kony does go him some. Say fealty but you know he. Simmons should be a figure that might have some valuable input coating recognizes his value for what he can do and in this episode. He uses it and effectively. He's not dealing. He's not dealing with the situation as well as some of the other people but he is. He did adapt. I mean he. He fought off the aliens and one point. He tried to pretend to be A cadaver inhabited by one of the pyrennes as a ruse. I mean that is not something that commissioner simmons in the original series would ever have done so no no. He would've been like hiding somewhere and gotten shot. Yeah so this is or he would have taken up a gun and tried to to you know. Get his way or the shot. Yeah so doggone. They've done a nice job with commission. Simmons who is still an unpleasant character. Oh yeah like right. it's not i'm not. i'm not saying. I don't want commissioner simmons to leave but at the same time it's like at least he.
"1999" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"That was in bordj return. So again. I think they're kind of They're fixing i we're gonna see. I'm sure we're gonna come back to this time time again and this is kind of unfortunate because you know the the people at big finish obviously love this show. Oh they love doctor who and their fans and they're professionals and they have this tendency to try to fix things up now. They did the prisoner. They did a reimagining of prisoner and aspects of it are are fantastic but that was not a show that needed fixing ryan. So you know. I didn't really appreciate those episodes even though they were well written and well done. I didn't appreciate them as much because they were not improving on the original space ninety nine with a fantastic premise. That failed on execution in many many ways. Especially season two. But we probably shouldn't talk about that. Yeah so the fact that they're that they're trying to clean stuff up so i'd like to judge it on. Its own but at the same time you have to look at this and go. Gosh this is bits of this are just a breath of fresh air compared to the original the original show. And we'll just start here. I really liked this. New john connick. He's he seems to be a much better commander than the original one. Oh yeah and same thing with helena. All of them are well. Yeah all of all of them are better absolutely. Everyone is better the characters but what i really like about koenig is he's got. It's not just that he's that he's sparked and that he's a good leader he's also a good handler. He's stealing with simmons beautifully. Oh he's a good administrator. Yeah he he's got the people skills he he knows to let simmons run with it as long as it doesn't matter yes fun. Yeah he's technically his boss and it does raise. I think you know. Ben and i may have raised these questions about when moonbase alpha left. They just automatically fell into well. Coney gives the commander but there is no authority behind him anymore right there. He's commander because they're all letting him be commander pretty much right. So simmons is technically in charge on the org chart but really he's not the captain of the ship and county is letting him have his run. But you know he's guiding him right down the path and that is it. It's it's an excellent change on the character also. They've also done a lot of work. Towards making this an ensemble show. Helena and bergman are as equally as sharp and perceptive as kohnic right. Yes they're they're they're intelligent people and they're behaving intelligently there's there is not a wisp of oh this is going to be a wonderful planet john. Let's all go down three their brains out the bucket what we can live forever. Oh yeah count me in. Yeah get asking questions about that. Victor know why should man's next level of of Evolution right helena. You know some of the medical stuff. So they they scan they scan say czars body and the conclusion they come to. I know this sounds weird but the conclusion they come to sounds a little bit like they thought about it. It's like this doesn't make any sense. He has a heart he has a circulatory system..
"1999" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"Cameras capturing light on the senate on on on scene And is not. There's no composite onto the scene afterwards. You for most obviously. Cgi here but not saying there's no cgi but under parts like for example. When you look at rachel when you look at the pilot you know it just feels different. Yeah then if they were. Cgi so if dammar remake this show. I hope they bring jim henson's company. Because i don't think. Cgi will do it. Justice yes and no. I mean we have today. Robert being able to create a robotic well. Any metrics are still not. Cgi no and it's still going to be granted. It might not have that jin look but it's still going to look realistic. And i mean we had no idea of like if you notice i That the emperor dane the tea party. Yeah like he's talking to some other ugly as monster and i this st lose. I got giant cockroach with teeth. Yes yes and i mean. That doesn't look like a muppet. Looks like a cgi drink. That was actually all that could have been an animatronic adding threatening robert. We parts luksa alien date. They did that a lot. There would no doubt that they may have done that for the pilot. To 'cause i mean if you think about it the pilot stationary character. He doesn't go anywhere. He's always cdmaone on dab diabetes round desk so it wouldn't be difficult to make a how buddy robert moves around and i click on the bottles and stuff it would definitely be easier for for the actors but if you know gene henson. That's just how he works where he control dares and i'm assuming for pilot they would have been a couple people controlling where you have like. Maybe a little stick where you kind of move to stick up in arms and then you have someone controlling the mouth would like different things. You pull distant over here. You see how they work but i think that is a very clever clever but in the ring to watch a character and i think that's the reason why muppets were so so big when they were on under actually even now i think when you have a muppet movie come out and it one about sesame street. Yeah you know the the the controlling a puppet or doll to move and act like you know. That's still dallas basis of theater back into date. Yeah when they have the puppets. And so i think. There's a very endearing aspect of watching sunday a puppet show. Yeah so in theory. If you think about it put into the mills basic sends farscape is a mob show. It's a puppet. Show starring alien mopeds. So you know he. He's going back to the story. Crichton is in jail because they don't really trust him. in He's with aaron son. Which is an officer from As a peace keeper and throughout the entire time that there were there obviously she wants to escape. She wants to get all these people that were criminals in jail back in jail. And she wants to recover moya peacekeepers so there was a scene wherein day. Obviously they needed you know they needed. Thanks for the ship for the ship. Yeah ranges from tools to food to anything so they came close to this planet but they need to restock. Basically and this is aaron. Had the idea then been told crichton that they're going to escape and they're gonna call for the peacekeepers to be and you had this conversation what i told you in at the time. You probably didn't quite understand it. You got the later on dow's not necessarily because we're not gonna have errands sewn on the show but because aaron son in this show is a very crucial character because she ease or was a peacekeeper and because of that she is the best chance. Did this group of people you know if you wanna call survive against the other ones. We'll survive against the peacemakers because she was a peacemaker. She knows everything about it. Yup when i said the best thing that crichton could've done is go down with aaron son. Yeah and you're right. I mean when. I saw him trying to run away with the good. I give him the meeting his life as a loot ending like cheese being nice to him all all around you know. She's not giving him dubai. Jewish women in her mind. He's a peacekeeper out of uniform and district disrespectful. So i believe that's how why she beat him up to the ground and then got on top and ask okay. What's your rank. Because she the farthest thing from her mind is that this is actually an alien. Yeah and when he said yeah my commander but not the military. You know i'm a scientist. And i'm come from planet earth excited but the thing is like i mean when they're escaping even. He knows that she's not to be trusted because she was going to sabotage a mess him up when these caped. No these guys are hurting us. And to be honest with you thing that the crew by this point of heard him less than what she heard him. Which is kind of ironic. Keep him captive. Bud you the same with me. You've heard me more than them. Yeah asthma stop. Why would i trust you. Yeah no i. I hear you so i mean i think you know they go down right to the call. The peacekeepers kept increased A goes down with army and apparently that ship at the beginning of the episode got destroyed was his brother and he's accusing crichton. I'm killing his brother. And that is something that even from the very first day that i saw it is not a dusty money by bad riding by any means. Don't don't don't misunderstand. But it shows the character of captain craig. I've seen that poor attitude in people before you seen that kind of people that something goes wrong and they have to find fault in someone else and it doesn't matter to prove in front of their face.
"1999" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
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"1999" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"I've got a couple of like final thoughts for everyone else. I lisa any thing. You wanna touch on about the phone before we wrap up. And i think that it's interesting when we talk about judy dench in her character on her watch. This is when you see mistakes. Being made by 'em right not with the men who played 'em beforehand but on her watch you seem to have traders on her watch. You seem to have her making mistakes And there's a lot of emphasis of this across her. Tenure and i think it goes back to something that you mentioned before about it being judi dench frigging judi dench. So of course you're going to give her a greater role in the bond films right. You're going to utilize her ability to act in a moat and convey emotion. And i think judy dench whatever she is given tends to do it quite brilliantly but i also part of me thinks. It's a shame that she has to make so many mistakes across her tenure that there's so many traders that you know in the democrat air. There's a whole bunch of stuff that happens where she is under investigation and all of this stuff But i did you know. It's one of those things. Where i think back to the way that she was introduced in goldeneye and your sexist misogynistic dinosaur and you know people call her the evil queen of numbers and fighting back about sarcasm. There's a lot of stuff in the first two movies where i find that. There's like a great strength to her and her fighting innocence. The patriarchal institution that probably in the intelligence agency right and. I'm sure that this is a particular position. Where you had is admirals constantly occupying and performing this role after her it continues back onto in white men occupying this particular place in space and so to see her be in this position in the first few films i was like guess judi dench whereas in this film when i started to see her talking about maternal instincts making mistakes the suggestion with the oxford comment. Maybe she had a relationship with you know Electric king's father and so maybe that lake clouded her judgment. And there's a lot of things along those lines. Yes there moments of redemption with the clock back and being able to do something macgyver style but even just having her standing there after james bond shot her looking surprise but knowing that that's his job and she is his boss like that was the threat..
"1999" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Like i i pick up a piece of paper and get like a like a paper cut right and so lake just seeing in the past. There's never really been that much blood or any sort of like a trauma to him in this film have the shoulder injury Die another day. Be somebody who has to come back And i think that that really sets up the trajectory that daniel craig era goes in with bonds body being beaten. Abruzzo is coming back. So i think there's value in these last two rosin era films for what they set up an innocence the ground that they're walking the ground that they're paving or the baby steps they're taking towards the next phase they really are precursors or transitionary films. I think pierce brosnan was the guy who kind of had to die on the hill so that we could get to the daniel craig era because so much of pierce brosnan's complaints during that whole period was that we need to make bond more of a character needs to be delving into his weaknesses. Vulnerabilities insecurities all that sort of thing. And i'm sure there was a fair amount of blowback. I don't think eon was particularly interested in that fully in this era but you can see that. He pushed the kind of the block along and so we finally did. Get the reinvention with daniel craig. We actually got that fully realized. I appreciate Brosnan for having sort of the vision of wanting to do that in the first place. Well before we get onto things that we be to improve is only highlights fee to. I'll just say there some great visuals in this movie. We've said the action sequences aren't necessarily spectacular a lot of the time at least in terms of sucking you into what's going on screen but there are. Some great visuals have always remembered that moment where bond confronts renard in like the bomb facility and the glasses there and he shoots the bullet right between the the is there and that image has always stuck with me. I think michael apted. He may not be a great action director. but i think he knows how to create some visuals. That are very memorable. And i mean the renard scene at the end with dying impaled with the missile pointing in the air. That seems i think intentionally very symbolic for that character. Can we also talk about the sex chair. The torch regionalise the antique that they dug up as a relic of the old days of sex chair torture. Because i know the bat is very popular among bond fans but post. A picture of that and people are like loving it on instagram. They're like yes this one. But i i kinda like the mode of torture. This idea. that bond doesn't have but there's lack of consent in there But like this idea like he is being charged. Not just intimately but also physically. Yeah it's a. It's an interesting device. That in the way that it's all and i'm questioning if i should like based on the lack of consent involved in radiator which as i thought i did but it's a very interesting torture device and again going with the intimacy right this idea that you can't help but fall in love with me you can't help but be attracted to your body's out of your control me me. It fits in with that but yeah the lack of consent. It also finalized the shift in the dominance submission relationship..
"1999" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Is and i like the way that it turns these typical gender norms on their head. There's this idea. And it's a stereotype. There that a man and a woman have sex. The woman is gonna become a clinger and fall in love that women fall in love having sex and then the man's like. Oh gosh get away. And we see instances of this so if you look at the doctor at the beginning right. That's not the first time bond has left with her right and so he's utilizing sex and and and in some ways intimacy with her in order to get what he wants. That's bonds track. That's bonds tren. Bon uses sex as a tipping point in order to align people with roic plate. And so he can get the job. Done in. sex is a component. That's the message about sex in culture. And i think it's very interesting that for a a hero or a spy. Who does that all the time. He falls into the same trap that he has been leaving. Which so many women throughout the years and she definitely turns it on his On its head but also the film presents the fact that she lacks the ability to connect with people and so maybe that's the reason why she can draw men in without being connected and attached bat back to them. But i find it interesting that it's sort of flipped on its head and sort of the typical trump in the bond world and that she's able to do it to him and then act as a meek bond girl and i also was shocked again when i saw it about her laughing going up the stairs and i think that that is something that also draws us in right as an audience. We see her sort of laughing in when we see people laughing. It's not like the joker ha. We're we're like oh but it looked like kind of like a child lake. Girlish laugh right and we're thinking to ourselves possibly that she isn't that much of a danger right and so when he does shoot. I think it leads into our shock because we're also being in many ways Brought into like being by her as well through through these moments of these these laughs in these moments of intimacy that were also kind of falling for her and so when she dies. When we see bonding. Like no. I need to pull the trigger to end this. Because we're all going to go down because she is. She's brought us all and she did the same thing to adam right. She utilized intimacy although not sexual intimacy to get 'em on her side. She's doing this with everyone. Including the audience. Bond the one who has the ability to sort of ended and he has to end it abruptly. In that moment won't thinking about count this character was conceived and you think of james bond as a superhero basically and james bond is superman. Now i'm not saying pierce brosnan. Looks like henry. Cavill peace process more of a dean cain but bless his heart but what is superman's weakness. It's kryptonite right. So what is bonds kryptonite..
"1999" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"The three different characters when she was being envisioned the process but was electro always electra. Seems to be like. I think that was the concept. Right from the get go was we'll make electro the villain and as soon as wade came on like that was. Their idea is great that they nailed a strong female lead in the film. I don't know how why going forward it's not something. They kept doing fruit they can. She's great she's great. yeah what. i love about electra. is that when you look at zana. I remember so much of the press around that character. I mean it's very surface level is that she uses sex a weapon. What i love about electric. She uses intimacy as a weapon. Yes that's something bond jumps out of bed every ten minutes in one of these movies. You know we see it with like in dr warm flash at the start of the movie like that's nothing to him but you get that moment where he's touching the computer screen that's playing the video from her hostage crisis he goes in and it's not about the sex scenes between bond and elektra. It's about the moments afterwards. They're like laying there together like is connecting to this woman and that is her greatest weapon and we see that with renard as well. She'll like poke and prod at him but you know when he punches that like really really scary. Looking box that will slice your hand to ribbons. She sitting there you know. Basically warmly are pulling out the glass and holding ice on it and kind of propping him backup like she uses that sort of intimacy as her greatest weapon. And it's something that i am i am. I'm surprised i wasn't more shocked than ninety nine seeing you just because it felt so outside the norm i can't understand why twelve year old me was probably a bit confused going into it but i think now she's just such a okay. There's two things. I had trouble understanding her actual plan. Isn't that common with bonville. Implants is that is very true. I don't blame that on the performance of the character particularly. I think that's why the script falls down. But i'm more drawn to what she goes through and that the scene at the end where she is shocked by bond is the only seen in this film that makes you kind of stop and go except for maybe the intro which i won't talk about in a minute as well i'm right but is there any other things for you guys talked to that. I mean just that moment at the end where she's running up the stairs bonds chasing and she's laughing like to her like blonde is not being treated seriously in her eyes and i love that about this character and that there's no seeing the table like well mr bond. Let me explain my plan to you. It's like she really does view him as an inferior character. And you can tell that. She doesn't really think that much of them when she yells dive into the into the walkie talkie like she doesn't really i don't think she thinks he's going to shoot her in the head i think she thinks she's still got him wrapped around her finger. And i just loved sort of the arrogance that character and just how how. Cold and sociopathic is really the best term for this.
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"I don't wanna say psychopath. Because that's definitely zoran. I think probably sociopath is more electric ing. But what i like about electra. And renard is that they have with the other person lacks so renard can't feel on the outside but he's very sensitive on the inside. An electric king can feel on the outside but has very limited feelings on the inside and they're kind of like they're together but it becomes very tragic when you see them together because you know they're bound to fail they have what the other person lacks. But they can't fill the other person up. And so i i've always found their dynamic to be really really fascinating and actually quite tragic to the point that i feel bad not for her. Feel bad for renard in his inability to be able to love her and connect with her. Which is the same way. I algebra may day being betrayed by zoran where i was like. Okay well if you piss me off. I'm gonna blow up your plan to so i was sort of connected those two. So there's there's a lot in this film that i find interesting. I never made that connection before. Though stupid zoran things is definitely a cham. How how's your thoughts changed. Yeah it's i've always found this movie fascinating in that. A lot of people ranked this one of the worst bond films Think entertainment weekly. I think might have called it. The worst bond film of all time and when i watch it as i did last night i sit there and i hone in on the electric character. And what they're doing. They're on a psychological level of character. Writing and i go. This can't be the worst like this is a bond movie. That's trying to do things that is inherently more interesting than some of the ones that were lazy. Like there's a lot there's a number of them that are just lazy and i to me. This movie has such an interesting element with the character of electric king. And the relationship with renard. And i look forward to diving into that further. But that's what i walk out of this movie with I still find though the energy level of it is so weird because you have all of these very moody scenes with bond and elektra electra. And renard that stuff. I'm getting sucked into dramatically. It's very much working for me. But then you get like the power hawks sequence and i love action james bond movies. Give me a ton of fun but it feels like these. Two things are clashing and that the energy of the dramatic scenes is just sucking the tension momentum out of the action. So i don't really care or even find that interesting because it just doesn't have any momentum and it's not like it's not shot well some of the action scenes look great but they just don't have that sort of excitement you look for in a bond film but you know. I remember things like you know in theaters. Finding the the moment where electric it's shot by bond be like jaw dropping. I remember in theaters being blown away when that happened. And i still feel that way every time i watch it because i love that. Electric is easily the most powerful character in this movie. I mean bond in renard very much get broken down by her and the movie doesn't try to hedge it as well but bond was actually just playing along with our little game. My bond is legit hurt in this movie. I really enjoy that aspect of it. So there's a lot of things. I don't care for the christmas jones stuff feels like a relic of the old movies. Almost like we're not quite ready to move into daniel. Craig style james bond storytelling. Were trying to figure out what that could be. So we're working in character drama..
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"Classic brosnan's bond and i feel like this is a film that to me is inconsistent in terms of. There's a lot of interesting moments throughout that. I tap into you and then there's moments where i'm like. This is kinda boring. Let's let's put speed things up. Let's have more action Or have no idea. What's going on on screen. But i found that i enjoyed the chase sequence at the beginning more so than i did. The the fight sequence on the sub. So when when you're reading the review and you're like an like an exciting take sequence fight and i thought if i like was it really I found it interesting that the death of electric king was not the final stamp. Because i feel though that would have been a greater climax had they adjusted or tweet that and showing like bond killing a woman by the way in in the nineties. You really bond does really kill women up to that point But in the nineties he is using his licence to kill to everyone and he typically kills women who are threatening him in the manner in which they're threatened so zenya on atop who people with her legs is killed in an expectation With like a tree that looks like a pair of legs that sort of like sort of going out in a y shape and so in this case elektra king is somebody who is challenging bond by masquerading as a bond girl. You know this idea that. She's she's supposed to be someone that he's gonna love and protect and challenges him and he shoots her in the heart and so i feel as though maybe that component could have been better amplified. So i'm not sure. If i i did what you wanted me to do. But i'm just sort of peppering things out as i as i was thinking of them. We'll pick up on bits throughout. That's fine but would you say you'd like to feel more or less from the first time you sort i would say more i would say my appreciation of having a woman as a villain in a bond film..
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"He loved playing the role and he was so good when it came to his interactions with fans and i love light hearted especially the serious action film. I love witty. And i'm not even big comedy person like i don't like watching comedy shows or stand up or anything but there's something about like his eyebrow acting his delivery of a line a little a little bit of the slapstick nature of his performance that i always enjoy like i can't help it. That's just maybe it reminds me of my dad and my dad's sense of humor right. I kinda like growing up in a household where we were laughing. All the time and life is hard. And it's nice to be able to have these moments of laughter interjected at within so gas so it really is casino royale but then there's an honorable mention to octopussy leading into Roger moore very nice. There's nothing casino royale. I know it's something like the easy answer or whatever but it's probably the best one done so that's why i didn't wanna give it. I'm just like it's such a perfect movie. But it's it's an soundtrack and he green chris cornell song just talk wants to me. I have to say. But that. I just love chris cornell but that. That's another thing altogether but well i think. I think we've introduced lisa. So i think what he's talking about his film can yes we do. What are we doing this week. Well scott sticking to my You know new theme of having to sing the theme song it sound. The world is not enough boys. Yeah that is so tone deaf. But i apologize to shirley manson garbage for that but nonetheless we are doing nine hundred ninety nine. The world is not enough. That was garbage. Sir i know. I know i weep for the listeners. You have to edit this as well so true well can. I think i should give the listeners what they want and that is the litterbox dot com synopsis. This basically my bag of running shoes to the fans. The world is not enough as the countdown begins for the new millennium. There is still one number. You can always count on..
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"I love seeing stiletto heels being used as a weapon. Otherwise you should not be wearing heels as an actual woman unless you're gonna use them as a weapon. Why are you limiting your mobility. And of course how body based her her character wash our lease there on is somebody who doesn't simply quote unquote embody. But she literally embodies her characters and the stunts that she did and the long takes of her action sequences that are giving us the guarantee of the real we call that corporal authenticity so it's a measure of authenticity based on stunt work in personal risk in so someone like jackie. Chan is notable for doing this right. And you had the jackie chan edit reels at the end of the films so you could see him. Try and fail to do these stunts so you have a greater appreciation for what he did on screen and in this film it is the long take that is supposed to be the guarantee of the real watching her move through. These spaces engage in these moves watching her body brutalized and then of course afterwards seeing the bruises on her body. You know it's one thing to say look. She's in a bath. Taking you know an ice bath and we could think you know in in terms of sexualization. Her body is on display but when she pulls herself out of that bath and you see the bruises and gashes it makes you sit back and gasp right and then you understand as i mentioned all of the beautiful stuff like the clothing in the makeup it is there to be a masquerade of femininity to mask The in a sense the trauma that she's experienced underneath and so for me. That's a movie that really brought things full circle but it's also a testament to shirley stare on and her commitment to that role so there's those are the the more recent films that have a spy bent to them that i find that they're doing interesting in different types of working giving us like alternative representations of women in spy films nice..
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"Never dies becoming very interested in action women and that's really propelled my my career forward in all along. Keep studying james bond. And i keep publishing on aspects of gender feminism representation Raise geopolitics geography. And i just keep. I feel as i keep pushing and expanding the boundaries of the field and my goal is to encourage more people from a diversity of backgrounds not just in terms of their identities but in terms of what they study and bring those lenses onto the james bond franchise so that we can really Really uncover in many ways. The messages that are being relayed through this franchise. This is the longest running film franchise history and we're all so excited about no time to die because this film has cultural importance to us right. It has cultural viability. And i feel as though if something is popular we should be studying thus henson therefore popular culture at matters and so that's kind of been my my career path. Somehow i managed to be a professor where i can write books on james bond and teach about james bond right now for a living and i'm very grateful to be able to do that and i do have more bond books on the way so so. Yeah it's there's a lot of james bond in my world. Well i'm really curious. Because i'm thinking you know at the at the time you start writing about james bond studying in the and the world of james bond I would imagine if you had said. I wanted right about say. The female leads of james cameron films. People would not raise an eyebrow. Did you meet a certain amount of people kind of going. Like really james bond is a good candidate to talk about. Oh yeah i find that. The vast majority of people are like really interested. In what i do like i go party. You study james bond like i usually try not to tell people what i do so i can hear from them. I because when i say what i do then we're like okay talk to you. Who's your bond. What do you think about this. But i have received a lot of eyebrows from people being like. Is this really what you want to study. And especially being a women's and gender studies program right. it's not considered to be the most progressive franchise. And so i do get us like. Why are you studying this. How are you studying this. Why are you occupying your time with us. And then. Of course. When i tell you i'm also a fan and a feminist and discolor. It's almost as if these things are incompatible to them and yet you can have your own personal ideas and you can like popular culture and you can negotiate your own readings in meetings of these films and that's what most of us do all the time right. There's there's only a believe it or not. There's a finite amount of media out there and you are constantly negotiating how you're relating to these tax. And so yeah there's some people who are like what are you doing. Why are you doing it. But i usually say it's important to have a diversity of voices. So why should we have women talking about james bond and alternative perspectives right. And now when you talk about a movie like casino royale. For example in the franchise a rich text to talk about in your field. What is one that people would be surprised that there's actually a lot to that. They might dismiss out of out of hand. Even hardcore fans so. I wrote a paper with close to odds on the elemental geographies of james bond and we spent a lot of time talking about quantum of solace. There's a lot in there about the elemental about the use..
"1999" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"I'm agent scott and i'm cam the provocateur and can't we have a very very very special guests joining us this week. You could say she's the doctor bond you could. We're very excited to welcome her into our nuclear family. He's been finding that one all day. Today is dr lisa funnel. I know these are thank you for joining us now do. Do you want us to call you. Doctor with the way for or daugh- how do you want to be addressed. Because you've earned the rank. Yeah you can call me. Lisa thereafter just as long as the first time there's the doctor and then afterwards if you wanna call me doctor dr. Lisa's and people call me. But i'm cool with doctor dr lisa. Lisa's buying things. Just got a nice ring to it. Doesn't it branded is trying to send it to lisa funnel everyone remember. But you'll hear and mentioned briefly just before you are the the doctor bond. But how'd that come to tell us about yourself what you do so i am a lifelong james bond fan. I grew up watching the movies with my dad. I've talked a lot in the past about having sunday night. Dinners with him Well it's with the family. But really my dad. And i would pick me that we wanted to see and we really connected my dad and i growing up just watching and rewatching re watching these films when i was doing my degrees and my education. I didn't know what i wanted to do. I did my undergrad. An arts and science. I took pretty much every type of course under the sun. But i knew that i was interested in gender action films. And so. I actually did an honors thesis on masculinity in arnold schwarzenegger films right. So it was really interested in action bodies gender representation. I was doing my master's degree in popular culture at brock university. A program by the way that no longer exists. So i am rare as a graduate coming out of that program. I had the opportunity to take a cultural theory class with dr jim liege and this was in the early two thousands. This was when james bond scholarship. The first wave was coming out. And so i had the opportunity to learn from someone who was in this first wave and he strongly encouraged me to do My master's thesis on the bond girl phenomenon and he basically said like no one's really talking about the women in a very thorough and cohesive way you might want to consider doing a project on it and so i did. I did this. Large quantitative content analysis of right at that point there were twenty james bond films. This was before the craig. Eric came out And i ended up moving on doing a phd Focusing in on women in action films. I've written a book on warrior women but all of my interest in women in film really came from watching michelle..