40 Burst results for "2000"
Monitor Show 16:00 09-22-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. If you're looking at the S &P 500 in particular on a quarterly basis, it's on pace for its first quarterly loss actually in a year, so next week will be the final week in the third quarter. Yeah, we should point out, of course, for the S &P 500, a down week to be sure, in fact, setting up here for what looks like it's going to be the worst week that we've seen in quite some time, erasing all of the gains for the month of September, erasing all of the gains that it had in the month of August, and erasing all of the gains that it had in the month of July. So this is a market that effectively has gone nowhere since that phenomenal run through the first six months, and now here on this Friday afternoon, here on September 22nd, the S &P 500 posting its worst weekly decline since March 10th, a two -tenths of a percent decline on the day, about a three percent decline on the week, the Dow Jones Industrial average down three -tenths of a percent here on the day, while the NASDAQ composite is going to finish fractionally lower by about a tenth of a percent, and the Russell 2000, that was your relative laggard here on the day, down three -tenths of a percent, setting up for what looks like it's going to be the fifth straight week of declines. Yeah, a little perspective in terms of where we are in 2023, you've still got a NASDAQ 100 that's up 34 percent, an S &P that's up about 12 percent, it is really the small -cap universe that continues to lag, Katie. It's just up, what, about, I don't know, eight -tenths of a percent here on the year. And if you take a look under the hood of some of these indexes, and you take a look in particular at the industry groups, there's a lot of red, there's not a lot of green for this Friday. You can see up at the top, you do have some of the chip makers, the semis, getting a little bit of love up by one percent or so. Then some of those tech hardware names also managing to stay green.
Fresh update on "2000" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"So you just wonder if they're really businesses, or are they executive enrichment schemes? Although this is the golden age of fraud, activist activity has dropped by 85 % since it hit a peak in 2015. These are numbers from direct market intelligence. Yeah, it answered the question I posed just before the break. mean, I is the era of the short seller behind us? I think everybody asks that during every bull market. You know, 1999 and early 2000 it was the same sort of question, you know, will short selling ever work? And it's sort of the corollary, does value investing ever work again, you know, people when pay higher and higher prices for questionable corporate assets. And the question is, is that generally, it comes back and businesses generally find their true value over time? I mean, just look at the meme stock, you know, run up and now disaster from to 2021 today. And there was no price too high to pay for some of these stocks because they had a short position and ultimately most of them have come crashing down to earth. That was Jim Chanos, founder of Chanos and Company with Simone Foxman and me. More insights from the PermaBear available on our podcast feed, including his thoughts on Hindenburg's Nate Anderson. They're kind of kindred spirits and his ongoing short bet on Tesla. All coming up, everyone, we go from investing strategies to organizational ones and companies trying to find the right formula for attracting and retaining talent and keeping them in the office. I think all of us are now event planners because I think we have to think about the events that bring our teams together, that build the culture that we need to have to ensure that we have the connections that we need, but I don't think it's a one size fits all. Cisco's Chief People Policy and Purpose Officer, Fran Katsoudis, joins us next. You're listening to Bloomberg Bloomberg Radio on demand and in your podcast feed. On the latest edition of the Bloomberg Businessweek podcast, a conversation with Bloomberg Businessweek editor Joel Weber and Bloomberg News Global Economy reporter Enda Curran on how the Fed's dream of a soft landing is facing a triple threat. This was a really important week, this soft landing that the Fed has wanted to pull off. Look for a moment like it might happen. Where does it stand Enda? Yeah, so look, things have been giddy a bit in DC for the past few weeks. Right, the data has been very good. The economy is in much better shape than anyone thought. But now there's a kind of feeling just when you thought it was safe, we have this unprecedented auto strike Michigan, in which really has significant potential for disruption. Potentially have the government going to shut down. That's
Making a Game Plan for Those Inevitable Slow Periods
"So what I feel we all need is a game plan because without a game plan, how are you going to execute anything? And one of the first things I like to do is not focus on anything negative. Nothing negative. I like to just start with a clean slate. So the bank accounts low. We already know that your emotions are all over the place. We already know that you feel negative. Things might upset you. You need to pause all of that and learn how to do that. And then now positivity and looking forward. So it's like, all right, expenses. What am I spending money on right now that I might not need? What can I hold off on right now that I don't need to spend? If you have staff, they can go through things for you. If not, you can jump on, take some time. Remember, you're an entrepreneur guys. So it's normal to be up all night long and then go out and kill it again. I don't know. That's just a mindset of a warrior. When you become an entrepreneur, that's what you build. And when it comes to expenses, what I'm referring to is like, do I need the same amount of people that I had before? Do I need the same amount of trucks that I had? Can I consolidate my debt? Right? Can I get it and jump into something where now I get to, let's say you have two, three, four, five credit cards that they're maxed out. Can I call a company, a bank that now I can put it all into one lump sum. And now I make a monthly payment, stay away from the weekly payments. The ones that suck out money from your account automatically, that is brutal, that will, that will kill you. So I would jump into something like that. See if you have the credit to do that and all that. And all goes back to what you've done in the past. And this is all a learning experience and the whole nine, you know, running a business is very important to take everything serious and to stay disciplined enough to do so. Another thing to think about when it comes to cutting expenses, do not cut expenses on what it costs you to produce your product, unless you're buying used pots or something like that versus you, you got a deal, I get it, but I would not stop using the fertilizers that you use, I would not stop your spray program if that is something that you guys do, which I think everybody should be on a spray program. You want to keep your product 100%. There's too many nurseries, at least down here in South Florida, that I see with my own eyes that are cutting on those type of things and what happens just also loan, we show up with a big list that we can help this person out and spend 10, 20, $30 ,000 there, and now I can't spend a dollar there because the product doesn't look right. When it comes to product, I think of opportunities. And when we're going to get into that later, but product creates opportunities who never stops moving, the people that service the top, the top one percenters, those people really don't stop moving. You want to be able to cater to them. You really have to think outside the box. It's like, all right, I was creating product that I was getting away, growing it cheaply, and I was able to sell it at a decent cost. I was able to make a decent margin, but who were those clients? Who were they servicing? You got to really think. So if you are selling plants for $3 and $3 .50 and something like that, I'm just giving you guys an example. Think of who your customer base is. Your customer base might be the landscaper is doing renovations on homes and stuff like that, mediocre jobs, 2000, 3000, $5 ,000 installed, maybe $10 ,000 installs. Those are the group of landscapers that I have seen that have been hit the hardest when it comes to that and have had to pivot and start doing other things, tree trimming, maintenance, other things to be able to keep the flow coming in because that market dried up with the high interest rates and people not flipping homes and all those things. You got to really think of why this is going on. So now you can create the best game plan that can help you move forward and get out of it. You can't cheap out on the products that you use to keep your product number one. And if your product isn't number one, maybe it's time to start thinking and doing a little bit more research on how to do so there's videos on YouTube. And there's websites where you can learn of what your plants need. If you're a grower to create the best product possible,
Fresh update on "2000" discussed on Afternoon News with Tom Glasgow and Elisa Jaffe
"Children's oncology group at seattle children's hospital says right now the cost of the cure is too high more than half of childhood cancer survivors will experience severe or life threatening complications from their treatment including secondary cancers heart disease stroke or from here mrs biden headed off to a couple of fundraisers in shoreline and mercer island for the president's campaign at fred hutch ryan harris northwest newsradio approval of the microsoft Activision gaming merger is getting bit a closer now is northwest news radio's john labor teeny reports regulators are becoming more comfortable with the deal microsoft is selling off smaller pieces of the 69 billion dollar takeover of call of duty game maker Activision and that appears to be satisfying antitrust regulators in the united kingdom trying to strict microsoft for antitrust concerns this doesn't make any sense silicon valley high -tech expert rob enderly microsoft just doesn't have that kind of weight in this market anymore you might have been able to get away with it back 2000 the preliminary decision from the uk competition and markets authority comes less than one month before october the 18th deadline for microsoft to complete the acquisition the fdc seems to be on this role of of looking at large companies and arguing that they shouldn't get larger the deal would launch microsoft into the gaming mobile market but it would still be a small player the federal trade commission continues its opposition recently lee appealing an earlier court laws to the unpredictable ninth circuit court of appeals in san francisco john king northwest news radio the biden administration allocating two hundred million dollars to study salmon duration along the columbia river it's part of the deal with local tribes and other stakeholders which includes a twenty year stay of litigation the seattle times reports dam removal is off the table under this agreement which only covers the upper columbia river and not the snake the next step is to study salmon reintroduction areas cut off by the grand coulee and other dams northwest news radio use your home for breaking news and traffic
Monitor Show 16:00 09-21-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand. You get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. What Carol said. All right. Well, you know, I'm glad we're thinking alike here. I look at the indexes and how they are below these key technical levels. Volume, it should be noted here, is higher than average. About 6 % above, I should say, the daily average to last five days. And remember, for all the up changes, the upside changes that we've seen in price targets, a lot of those analysts and strategists have said that it is possible we could go back and test some of the year -to -date lows, and at least for today, we're starting to see that effect. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lower by about 1 % on the day, down about 370 points, right around that 34 ,000 level, while the S &P 500 looks like it's going to finish the day right around 4 ,329, down about 72 points, or 1 .64 below that 100 -day moving average. Similar story for the NASDAQ Composite, which is lower by about 1 .8 % on the day, and the Russell 2000 also lower by about 1 .6%. Yeah, Roman, and a sign of the bearish sentiment and risk -off trade. Look at the S &P 500, 465 names to the downside today, 37 to the upside, one unchanged. If you look at the NASDAQ 100, you've got 95 lower, Scarlett 6 higher for the day, so really investors not really wanting to even think about being even a bit bullish, it feels like, in today's trade. Yeah, well, look at the … And can I just say, too, this was one of those days where you had basically 90 % of the S &P in the red, and that's something that is, at least as of late, has been relatively rare. Absolutely. And that shows up in the industry sector performances, too. This is the S &P 500's two dozen industry groups. You can see everything is down.
Fresh update on "2000" discussed on Bloomberg Wall Street Week
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A highlight from 1262. Anti-CBDC Bill Vote! | 27 to 20 Stablecoins vs CBDCs
"You do not want to miss this one, we're going to be breaking down the CBDC vote that happened yesterday in DC. Also taking a look at a number of clips that'll give you some alignment as to what the future of CBDCs here in the United States might look like. We're going to break all that down for you. It's going to be a good one. My name is Paul Bearer, welcome back into Tech Path. Before we get started, I want to thank our sponsor, that's Tangem. And this is all about self -custody. When you think about CBDCs, you got to think about self -custody. Check out tangem .com, you can learn a little bit more about their wallet. They do slim as a bank card, secure as a bank vault, store, buy, earn, transfer, and swap thousands of coins and tokens. If you want to use their card, you can do so with two different types. You can get the classic wallet, or you can get this new Tangem wallet that is a new type of card that's going to give you optional seed phrases. You can order these in three -card packs, so it's very easy. I would suggest doing that, spend a little bit extra for that. Use our discount code to help kind of soften the blow there. But it's a great value, check it out, we'll leave a link down below, it does help the channel out. Let's get into a couple of the things that happened yesterday. The two I want to focus on are these right here. The Power of the Mint Act, and then also the CBDC Anti -Surveillance State Act. These were the two that were focused on primarily. And I want to go to an intro clip real quick to give you kind of a framework of how this all started there in D .C. Listen in. Today we'll consider a slate of legislation to bolster our national security, protect Americans' financial privacy, and shield our financial system from the risks associated with the potential central bank digital currency, or CBDC. Unlike decentralized cryptocurrencies, a central bank digital currency is a digital form of sovereign currency that is designed and issued by a government and transacts on a digital ledger that is controlled by that government. If not designed to emulate cash, could give the federal government the ability to surveil and restrict Americans' transactions. This is not just alarming, it's downright un -American. We've already seen examples of governments weaponizing their financial system against their citizens in China. We need to counter China by being the best version of ourselves. This bill expresses that sentiment that, yes, we're going to innovate and we're going to lead on blockchain and we're going to lead on digital assets, but we're going to do so the American way. And the way we do that is decentralized. We don't do this by centralizing it in a central bank. We can achieve the innovation potential of blockchain and the immediacy of payments and the frictionless payments future with what we did in July. And that is to create a regulatory framework for stablecoin. All right, so there's some fire in the belly of the lawmakers. I like what I'm hearing so far. This sounds pretty good. But we get into more. And remember, there's always a bad guy. So let's go, maybe girl, we'll go to the next clip with Maxine Waters. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Unfortunately, Republicans are marking up one bill that is not bipartisan. We do know that 130 countries around the world are racing to develop and implement a CBDC. What will happen if CBDCs issued by other central banks gain traction as a preferred method of payment in international trade transactions? Are we comfortable allowing the Chinese yuan or currencies from other countries to overtake the U .S. dollar as a principal global reserve currency? Republicans are making baseless attacks against the CBDC that does not even exist. So with that, I yield back the balance of my time. All right, so Maxine in rare form, I shouldn't say rare, normal form with her. She's, of course, for the idea of CBDCs. The other thing, a lot of what she said could be applied to stablecoins. And what we're seeing around the world, this is the first time I think we are chasing other governments who are actually trying to suppress their citizens. I would kind of be in a position or the camp of not going that direction. I like what I'm hearing so far. But let's go into our next clip. This is going to be Mr. Sherman listening. And allowing the Federal Reserve to continue doing what they're doing, literally recruiting and hiring people in the San Francisco Fed office to build a central bank digital currency is the financial equivalent of allowing the empire from Star Wars to build the Death Star so long as they promise not to turn it on. I'm struck by the hypocrisy of the advocates of cryptocurrency. They come in and they say cryptocurrency is wonderful because it's digital and it's high tech and it's innovative. And then they propose a bill which, in the words of the ranking member, is an anti -innovation bill. And they describe the U .S. government as Darth Vader. They describe any attempt to enforce American laws as the action of Darth Vader in the empire. As Sam Bankman -Fried has demonstrated, crypto is perfect for hiding from your creditors. And while his body may be in jail, his money cannot be found. I yield back. General McNeil's back. Thank you. I just have some, you know, obviously I'm opposed to this bill, but I just want to know what I'm arguing against. All right. You can't make this stuff. What am I going against? I don't even know what I'm going against. All right. Well, the point is, is that Sherman's usually in that kind of position. Anti -innovation. I thought that was a rare little piece right there. Both these guys are going to go against anything that I think the Republicans or even to a certain extent, the bipartisan Capitol Hill lawmakers will go when it comes to crypto or anything that is even related to blockchain. Let's get into our next clip. This goes into a little bit more about the unbanked. Listen in. And the idea that this is somehow going to help the unbanked is insane. Because when you ask the unbanked, why are you unbanked? A lot of it is because of surveillance capitalism. A permissionless system would be something more similar to Bitcoin. You could digitize it. And frankly, that's why a lot of people have been drawn in the unbanked and underbanked community to crypto currencies like Bitcoin. I think one of the speakers for this bill said that people aren't banked because they oppose the quote surveillance state. People aren't banked because they don't have any money. It's amazing. The people who aren't banked are the people who don't have any money. I'd be willing to support this bill if it also ended crypto. Well, that's an interesting statement there. When you go to the FDIC site, this is the 2021 FDIC national survey of unbanked and underbanked households. Look at some of the data here on this. An estimated four and a half percent of U .S. household, approximately 5 .9 million were unbanked. This is 2021. OK, likelihood of this is much greater. Remember, we have a lot of immigrants in our country that in many cases also are coming from countries who they've seen their banking system maybe not work out so well for them. And they are very, very skeptical because of that. Some don't have enough money to meet minimum balance requirements, as cited, but around 21 percent. But most don't trust banks. This was the second most cited main reason for not having an account. Avoiding a bank gives more privacy was the third most cited main reason, 8 .4 percent. Further into the report, this was a piece right here. Who are the unbanked and underbanked breaking this out? Most is distrust of banks, inconvenient locations, high bank account fees, needed products and services are not offered by banks, poor credit history, you know, check system, etc. Typical challenges I think a lot of people in the unbanked sector face. Let's go to our next clip. I think this is a good one right here. This gets into the privacy side of things. I think there's what 2000 stable coins that are out there right now. None of them, none of them protects the security of American citizens privacy. And when an American citizen puts all their information out in the private sector and it's available to 200 different retailers and banks and and other governments, there is no expectation of privacy. That's our problem here. Some of my colleagues gloss over the fact the whole reason they're collecting the data in the first place is the government makes them collect it. Frankly, if you don't agree to spy on your customers, you don't get to operate a bank in the United States. You don't get to operate a money service business in the United States, essentially get permission from the government to act as a financial services institution. So long as you spy on your customers. About million 350 pieces of evidence sitting over at the Treasury on private sector activity, these giant, enormous government databases, which have been hacked, both the IRS and others, Office of Personnel Management and others do present tremendous targeting by bad actors. You know, this is really where it gets into the destruction of personal privacy. And this is the problem that we do face in our society. Some of the countries that are already down this slippery slope, countries like China, as an example, right here, China's central bank digital currency. This is the digital ID to deduct fines instantly from your digital wallet if you're caught for speeding or jaywalking by a surveillance system. So right there, this kind of shows the actual crime of jaywalking now portrayed on basically a bulletin board in front of everyone. And then, of course, automatically deducted. These are the kind of invasion capabilities. Talk about, you know, search and seizure. This is going to be able to break down the walls of search and seizure and do things within our own economies and within our own society that we would never dream of, especially around the Constitution. This is China right here. Super SIM cards now featuring new digital yuan functions is this super SIM card right here. It's going to function as a digital yuan wallet, smart card and I .D. cards as the nation's CBDC pilot continues. So this is going on to phones and will make its way into a position where you can no longer utilize because you have digital wallet. Now your wallet and you're going to be able to use this in a way in which you go to a grocery store, you go to any retailer and you use that as a payment for form. And that's where they can lock it down. And that's exactly what I think these lawmakers are fighting against. Let's go to our next clip. This will continue to show you a little bit more about this slippery slope of privacy. Look at my uncle and my cousin helped me get a cell phone that is linked to a Chinese bank card so that I could buy anything pleasing and I have to pass facial recognition identity verification, which is insane, because all I want to do is just spend my gift card balance on this debit.
Fresh update on "2000" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York - Recording Feed
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg.com to get context. If you're looking at the S &P 500 in particular on a quarterly basis, it's on pace for its first quarterly loss actually in a year, so next week will be the final week in the third quarter. Yeah, we should point out, of course, for the S &P 500, a down week to be sure, in fact, setting up here for what looks like it's going to be the worst week that we've seen in quite some time, erasing all of the gains for the month of September, erasing all of the gains that it had in the month of August, and erasing all of the gains that it had in the month of July. So this is a market that effectively has gone nowhere since that phenomenal run through the first six months, and now here on this Friday afternoon, here on September 22nd, the S &P 500 posting its worst weekly decline since March 10th, a two-tenths of a percent decline on the day, about a three percent decline on the week, the Dow Jones Industrial average down three-tenths of a percent here on the day, while the NASDAQ composite is going to finish fractionally lower by about a tenth of a percent, and the Russell 2000, that was your relative laggard here on the day, down three-tenths of a percent, setting up for what looks like it's going to be the fifth straight week of declines. Yeah, a little perspective in terms of where we are in 2023, you've still got a NASDAQ 100 that's up 34 percent, an S &P that's up about 12 percent, it is really the small-cap universe that continues to lag, Katie. It's just up, what, about, I don't know, eight-tenths of a percent here on the year. And if you take a look under the hood of some of these indexes, and you take a look in particular at the industry groups, there's a lot of red, there's not a lot of green for this Friday. You can see up at the top, you do have some of the chip makers, the semis, getting a little bit of love up by one percent or so. Then some of those tech hardware names also managing to stay green.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-20-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. All these different participants who submitted their numbers, and by the way, economic forecasting is very difficult, guys. I've heard that before. I heard that today, actually, from Craig's chair, Jay Powell. I mean, not if you have a crystal ball, I don't know, do you guys not have one? Yeah, we don't. Let's walk you through the market numbers here. We've been talking a lot about the macro, but it was a pretty busy day for equity markets, obviously on pins and needles about the Fed, but of course, you had an IPO today in Klaviyo and not necessarily the best trading day for Instacart and Arm, once again. The net effect of it all is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, lower by about two -tenths of a percent. The S &P 500 giving back almost a percent on the day of roughly 41 points, a close right around that 4400 level, a key technical level there. The composite NASDAQ down about 200 points, or one and a half percent, while the Russell 2000 looks like it's going to finish out the day lower by about nine -tenths of a percent. All right, quick look at the S &P 500 in terms of the names, about 173 to the upside, 328 to the downside, so certainly more of that risk -off trade, no doubt about it, and two unchanged, Scarlett. Yeah, volume also slightly lower than the year -to -date average. Let's look at the sector performances here for the S &P 500. It was a down day for the major indexes, as Romain told us, but there are some sectors that did finish higher, including telecom names, healthcare equipment, and food, beverage and tobacco. So you're seeing a lot of those dividend plays, those safety plays come out ahead. On the flip side, you've got a lot of those big tech names, media, entertainment, semi and semiconductor equipment companies, and tech hardware, along with software and services, all leading to the downside, all down by at least one and a half percent. All right, a little nervous making sure that my gainers actually held onto their gains, but let's go to it. Klaviyo, right? The IPO, it's been a big week. Not all of them sent their own. Can we just get rid of that fourth one? Darn it.
Fresh update on "2000" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
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A highlight from Battle Royale
"And welcome back to Cinema Vino. It's another Two -Man episode with Sean Jordan and I. Two -Man, yep. Exactly. That's all I got. Oh man, I need to record that. That could be our thing. Our little blurb. Our little bumper. Yeah. So this will be the penultimate episode of our Summer of Chaos with Battle Royale, which is Sean's pick. This is my pick? Yeah. This is one I've wanted to get on for a while. This has been on my list to like throw in here. I'm glad we did it. I'm glad we covered it. It's the perfect format to do it too, you know, where anything goes. It doesn't fit many other places. It's a weird kind of wheel that we, you know, spin the wheel. Strangely enough, pick two whites, two French whites. Just like this podcast. Exactly. Oui. Oui. So this is Sauvignon. So S -A -U -V -I -O -N. Sauvignon Vouvray. Vouvray is going to be the name of the region where this comes from. I was going to say is Sauvignon the winery? Sauvignon is going to be the winery. Kind of pretentious to call it Sauvignon. Exactly. I know. But it's not Sauvignon like Sauvignon Blanc. It's like Sauvignon. Yeah. But again, my French just can't do that justice. No. Nor can mine. So Vouvray is going to be Chenin Blanc grapes. And these are going to be on the right bank of the Loire River. Chenin Blanc, 100 % one grape? Yeah. That's a varietal. It's going to be in kind of west central France. And a lot like Riesling, these Vouvrays will cover a wide flavor palette. They can be dry. They can be sweet. They can be in between. This to me is kind of in between. Definitely. I mean, compared to the Bordeaux that we drank earlier that's dry, this is way, the sweetness is way more pronounced on this one. I think overall, I would classify this as probably off dry. If one is bone dry and 10 is super sticky sweet, I would put this at about a 5 .5. This is right in the middle? Mm -hmm. Right down the middle. But yeah, most of the... What have you got going on here? If you go to your wine store now and you see a lot of Vouvrays, a lot of them are going to be bubbly. They're going to be sparkling. They're going to have the champagne method. You'll see, there'll be some still wines. Oh. But you'll see a lot more sparkling Vouvrays out there, like Champelou. That is definitely less dry than the last one. Yes. You'll get more sugar on that. It's also got... Feels like more... It's like almost a minerality of like the... It's not bubbly. It's almost just like a soft water, you know? Well, this also has kind of a floral... Like an effervescence. Yeah. Yeah. It has a real floral kick to it. And you look at the... It has more of a hay color. Like the Bordeaux that we had was a lot more light pale. This one has a little more haze and a little more of a kind of bright hay color, a little more yellow to it. Yeah. But it has a little more body. It has a little more of a creamy flavor to it, a little more creamy texture. But I mean... But not buttery. No, it's not buttery. It's not chard buttery. No. But it also has kind of a honeysuckle texture, I think, to it. There's some... Honeysuckle? You are breaking out the big guns. I'm going big. Wow. But yeah, it's definitely sweeter. But not sticky sweet. There's definitely sweeter stuff out there. Yeah. It's not like a Moscato. It sticks out more because of the Bordeaux. It's kind of like if you're in a really cold pool and you get into even a lukewarm hot tub, it's going to feel really hot because you've been in a cold pool. I was in the pool. But drinking that fairly dry Bordeaux makes this one feel that much sweeter. It does. But it's pleasant. I like it a lot. Yeah. It's a good companion with that. It's two different tastes completely. So we talked on the last episode about the white Bordeaux being paired well with fish. Yeah. I mean, same thing here? I think this is another one of those that I would do with Thanksgiving stuff. I would do... I was going to say turkey would be really good with this. It'd be a great pair. But pretty much all that stuff, cranberry. I mean, pretty much anything would go well with ham. Yeah. Any of that kind of stuff because of the honey flavor that you'd get from it. But I think it would go well with salad. It would go well with the entire holiday meal that you would do. A little cranberry sauce? Yeah. I think that would be a perfect pair. A little creaming casserole? We're about two. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I think it would go well with dressing, stuffing, whatever you want to call it. Yeah. I think there's a difference between dressing and stuffing. There is. Yeah. That's a different podcast. Yeah. But we're a couple of months out from Thanksgiving, but if you're looking ahead, vuvre would be a good choice. If you're looking for something to do kind of before the meal, a sparkling vuvre would be a good way. Or even after the meal when you're settling down to watch the game or whatever, a bubbly vuvre would be a good pick. What I like about this is it's not super bubbly. It's not bubbly at all. No. No. It's going to be still. It has that lightness of like almost an effervescence, but not an effervescence. Yeah. It's kind of, it's refreshing, you know, but it's unlike the Bordeaux, which was refreshing to kind of a dry, crisp way. This one has a little more bright, fun, like fruit. This is kind of more... The other one's more tart. Like you feel like that, like unripe and peach. Yeah. You know, this one's more like ripe, sweet, grassy, kind of like a ripe fruit. Yeah, exactly. But yeah, two completely different personalities between the Bordeaux and the vuvre. And I'm kind of glad we got contrasting French whites. Yeah. But yeah, so you'll see a lot of sparklings out there. So when you see these, they're on a scale. Brut's going to be the driest. Demisek's going to be sweeter. And then you'll see everything up to like Moliot, which is very sweet, the sweetest of all the vuvres. So if you're looking, then that's going to be your scale. Basically, it's the like higher the scale, the more sugary sweetness is going to be on them. So they do vuvres? Yeah, they do. Because they're made in the Champagne method, they'll have a lot of the same scale when they do bubbly. But yeah, in a bubbly section of a good wine store now, you should see a few vuvres, sparkling vuvres. They'll be cheaper than Champagne, so they're actually a good pick if you're looking for something on a budget. Champagne is only from the Champagne region of France. Exactly. And so yeah, these will be made in the same style, but not the same region. No. But anyway, yeah. So this one, the Sauvignon runs around 20 bucks. I think it's like 22. Pretty good buy. Yeah, it'd be a good holiday wine if you were looking for something that it's good, it's well made, but it's not crazy expensive. Impress your wine friends with this? Exactly. Yeah, it should. And you can impress them because it's a good wine. You can say, I didn't spend a whole lot of money on it. It's like, it's one of those deals where it really helps to know what you're looking for. Oh, this is a real, you know, it's a real hole in the wall kind of wine. Boutique. You know, it might not be a wine you really heard of. Yeah, exactly. It's like the kind of the hipster thing where it's like you impress people like you found something that they didn't know about. Yeah, it's underground. Yeah, exactly. So Battle Royale. This is a it was restricted, not released in the United States until 2010. Many countries did not release it due to its violent subject matter. This is probably, in my opinion, the most culturally touchy film that we've examined. Probably the most controversial film that we've examined for this podcast. Really? Because it was not released in quite a few countries because it was so violent, so graphic. Which after watching it, do you feel like that's this movie now would not be considered super violent? Yes, which is one of my, which altered my perception of it. Had not having seen it before, having seen it now changed my opinion of it. So we'll get to that in a minute. So this received a direct -to -video release in 2010. It's received strong reviews, 88 % Rotten Tomatoes. Quentin Tarantino declared it to be his favorite film released since 2000. It set the template for The Hunger Games, which came later. A lot of people commented when they saw it. The Hunger Games came out in what, I think it came out around 2010. Yeah, somewhere in that range. A lot of people said that it had a lot of similarities to Battle Royale. Yes. I don't know when the books, the Hunger Games books came out. Definitely after the book that this was based on came out. Okay. Because I think the book that this was based on came out in 1998. I don't want to, I don't want to definitively say that The Hunger Games was based off of this, but. Definitely inspired by it. Yeah.
A highlight from Shadows of a Silhouette - Fortune Favours The Fortunate
"Welcome to Let's Be Frank, the men's mental health podcast. Join us as we break the stigma, embrace vulnerability and prioritize 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. Today, we have got a brilliant rock and roll quarter in the house that go by the name of Shadows of a Silhouette. And the sound is a fusion of alternative, rebellious and personal vibes. Coming from the heart of England, this band has released over 25 original tracks on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon. We're joined by Nathan Tyler, who, along with friend Greece, have been creating music for four years, turning out more than 50 songs on SoundCloud and major platforms. Drawing inspiration from legends like Arctic Monkeys, Bowie and Nirvana, the music has even graced BBC introduces for the East Midlands. And they've rocked the Metrodome in Nottingham. They've also played the Quarry Stage during the Wyandotte Festival in front of 2000 fans, an experience that fueled their passion for music. This year, they have hit the main stage at Wyandotte Festival, producing an unforgettable show. So guys, girls, stay tuned as we dive into the guys world and discover what drives this band's unstoppable journey. But as always, let's check in with resident host Mr Ryan Smith. How are you doing, mate? What an introduction that was, eh? I'll tell you what the hell's going on. This is like the big time now, isn't it? This is just like, I'm going to say so rock and roll, but that's like, I think that's more like 60s rather than the 90s, I don't know. Anyway, I just know I'm older than most of this band put together. So, yeah, no, absolutely brilliant to get these guys on. I'm feeling good. Started watching the ice hockey today, you know, a little bit late jumping on with you just because of the ice hockey. But do you know what? I'm in a good place. So, yeah, guys, welcome to the show. How are you all doing? Well, thank you. Thank you for having us on. You say you're a lot older than us all put together, but we all know, mate, you're still 21 in that. Hard to show if it was, but we break through and still look like a one year old messing about. Bless you, bless you, bless you. Panthers or Steelers? Don't mention that second one. No, if you mention that second one, you mention that second one and we'll just stop this right now. All right. No, no, no. I didn't realise. That's all right then. That's all right then. Yeah, yeah, Panthers, Panthers through and through. No, but guys, honestly, welcome to the show. We've been throwing a couple of conversations back and forth for a bit now and it's finally here. So, you know what? Guys, introduce yourselves. Well, we're Shadows of a Silhouette and, of course, we're a four piece band from Derby. We just, Derbyshire, we try and focus on sounds that are a bit more like authentic, like through and through. Even all of us playing our own instruments on songs like you wouldn't think that to be something that you'd be lacking in the music industry. But actually, nowadays it's more dominated by electronic simulated sounds. I'm Nathan Brown, the lead singer. I've got Rhys Carter, lead guitarist. And Ferg's in Corfu at the minute, but we've also got Tyler Anderson, our drummer. Fantastic. So, yeah, guys, I managed to listen to your latest track that's going to be released, I think, later this month. You know, well, later in September. We're recording this at the beginning of September. But, you know, you're going to be releasing that one. I'll tell you what, I was listening to my car on the way back from Mansfield earlier and it's catchy and I get it. You know, it's I think it speaks. So, yeah, I'm looking forward to that being released. It's my personal favourite song that we've written for a long time. Yeah, it's fun to play in all life. Yeah, it's quite political. It's a banger. But, you know, it's really like a partial political. It doesn't really speak to supplement anybody else, any political party or belief system. It's more for the common man, isn't it? Yeah, it's just more for the common good side of politics. The politics doesn't actually get spoken about in politics. No, no. And, you know, I actually thought, you know, it actually reminded me of sort of Age of the Shadow puppets. Like Shadow puppets? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. So, yeah, it's that sort of... You're sorry? It's funnily enough the first band I ever saw live, actually. Yeah, that's why it's had that sort of beat to it, that sort of rhythm to it. And it just, yeah, you know, it was good, it was good. Well, I'll take that. Anyway, no, absolutely. What was the whole process behind writing that song? So, what was your thinking behind it and kind of how long has it taken you to... Well, I had a riff kicking about from the start of lockdown, really. Obviously, we couldn't practice, so... We were writing other songs. Got me loop pedal, yeah, and got the riff down. But we didn't really touch it until about, when was it? Like January? It started kicking it about, didn't we? We got some drums on it, and then Nathan wrote, as he does with most of our tracks, wrote all the lyrics for it. And, yeah, it's... It came quite quick, though, didn't it? It was just one of them, like, kick your fingers movement when you and us rehearsing. And then it just, we just all looked at each other and just thought, this is awesome, this. And then Nathan's writing side to it. It just... Put the structure together. Put the structure together, and then, like I say, it was just about... The words just came straight out. It's this one. Yeah, it's what we opened up the main stage with one or two as well. Yeah, it's brilliant. It's quite... Yeah, like, straight in your face, isn't it? Tempo, it's got tempo, it's got attitude. It's like hitting a knockout punch in the first round. It is a cracker, it is truly a cracker. It is really a cracker. Yeah, the lyrics, the lyrics. And it was, as you say, it... It's just the whole idea of that track. Straight in your face. Yeah, that's what we wanted. It's a song to get people's attention, really. And then it's... You know, who are these? And then it's... We've got you in the palm of his hand then. Crick up your ears. Also, it's an expression of that... Those little thoughts we all have about, you know, on a daily basis, when we're considering what's going on in the world around us. It's just a... No. With our ability to create media, to add into the great ocean of it, we think certain songs come out in principle, or because of principle, that something to have been spoken like that, or in a way, just for some... It can be heard from somewhere by someone. It's just about the rich going rich and the poor going poor early on, isn't it? Well, it's about the trap. We're all trapped. It seems like we're... The fucking mouse trap's already come down over us, and we're all stuck, you know. But life keeps going by for everyone as an individual. But there's a stranglehold on a lot of us, personally, as people trying to get through this world, but it's so slow for some people who don't have to suffer it. So, looking at kind of that... You know, looking at the song, are you speaking from your own sort of backgrounds and stuff as well, your own experiences? I think it's kind of impossible not to, of course. Like, when you are writing Straight From the Heart, not all of our songs are, right? Because sometimes it's nice to write a song about an idea that doesn't paint a memory. It's just... But then again, on the other hand of that, a lot of our tunes are personal anyway. Especially over the last couple of years, with what's gone off with Reece and Nathan and stuff like that. So, it's a way that I sort of... I'm sure Nathan's probably the same as to get these thoughts that are in your head. I have to get them out on paper and write them down about lyrics or poetry and then channel that into some of that music, which then becomes something tangible. The thoughts that you've got in your head, for me, it's the perfect way to sort of... Say what you want over it. Yeah, get it out and... To make room. Then it becomes relatable, because although it's personal to you, other people can then relate to that and hear what you're saying. Like, yeah, I know what you're on about here. Well, certainly we want to know what it feels like when they can hear the fact that we're getting something off our chest in these songs. Yeah, yeah. Because it's not whitewashed at all, really. We all work full -time, full -time jobs. We didn't go to uni or study music or anything. We came together because we all... Look like rockin' art. Look like rockin' art. We think it's one of the best things in the world. It's a freedom from life. That's good the thing about music, where it doesn't matter what race you are, doesn't matter what religion you are, everybody can come together and just be in the same field or at a venue and enjoy the same thing. Everything goes out the window. It's a universal language. And there's a lot of culture where we come from, a lot of working culture of people working really hard, raising families, but not really making enough time for themselves. We come from an area in the East Midlands where lot a of insufferable mental health is right there on the surface, but people don't even talk about it. They all know what's going on with each other. I know Jack's got a question for you, but obviously we've just jumped on beforehand and where I live, it's actually, what, five, ten minutes from... Not even ten minutes, is it, from where a couple of you guys live? So I get what you're saying. You're looking at the smaller sort of outlying villages that are ex -coal mining places. It's a similar sort of state in Wales. It's a similar sort of state in Lancashire, Yorkshire and things like this. And it's these forgotten roots. And listening to that track that you've shared with us, you can really hear what you guys are trying to achieve. So it's more of an observation rather than a question. But I know Jack's got a question for you. Before we come, because obviously we're going to look at your personal journeys and kind of delve into there and prod around a little bit, but while we're on the subject of why not, I want to ask you guys, how was that experience going main stage? It didn't even seem like that much of... There was a feeling of being out of place, but also at the same time being exactly where we're going. Yeah, it wasn't imposter syndrome, but you feel like... The best thing is if you feel like you've earned it, but then you also feel that if you're not getting nervous for a gig like that, I think you've got to get nervous to some degree, because at the end of the day, you're entertaining people and everyone's around on you to put a good show out. And then we just hope we deliver. And that's like, it doesn't matter how much of a buzz we've got to have to play. And the first thing I said to people closest to me was, did you like enjoy it? It's not about us, it's about the fans. Yeah. But the experience is just... What was that feedback like? Oh, brilliant, yeah. Absolutely awesome.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-19-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. Bloomberg economics, there's a lot of pessimism out there right now. Well, can I just on that point though, they also put out a note, her and one of her deputies saying that the last four recessions have all been preceded by this drumbeat of soft landings. That's what I'm saying. Yeah, you saw the same thing. Yeah, interesting report. If you have a Bloomberg terminal, I definitely urge you to check it out. The data that they put, kind of sobering here, given how much we talk about, oh, we might actually be out of the woods. We're all inclined to believe that soft landings in the cards. Yeah, absolutely. Here on this Tuesday afternoon, market's still in a bit of a holding pattern, fractional losses across the board with the Dow down about three tenths of a percent, the S &P and the NASDAQ each down about two tenths of a percent, while the Russell 2000 is going to be the narrow master if you are actually there down four tenths. I'm still hurting from that three box. I'm just going to say I'm a sensitive little gal. Hey, S &P 500, by the way, about one hundred ninety nine names to the upside, guys, a 302 to the downside. So we definitely are seeing more of a negative tone. But, you know, we're all kind of waiting for the Fed decision tomorrow. Yeah, the negative tone is really reflected in the sector performances, too. If you pull up the 24 industry groups of the S &P 500, let's start on the decliners. Retailers off by one and a quarter percent. You've got chip companies losing about nine tenths of one percent. Energy stocks down eight tenths of one percent, even though oil prices remain somewhat high at new 15 month highs. Keep in mind, energy was the best performer over the last three months. On the upside, those that are bucking the decline, insurance companies, autos and tech hardware are each up by at least half of one percent. All right. Interesting. All right. So that's your big look at the markets, the big major industry groups and face energy. Let's get to some of the individual gainers. It's number one in the S &P 500 and the.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-18-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. This is Thomas Martin, senior portfolio manager at Globalt Investments, and he was like four to five percent on the tenure, kind of makes sense. Yeah, a lot of people have been talking about that, particularly when you overlay it with the latest CPI data that we have, maybe this is the restrictive territory, maybe that's where we stay. The big question is can the market handle it? Not much going on today in the price action, unchanged relatively across the board, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average higher by roughly five points as we wait for these numbers to settle. The S &P higher by about three points, and the NASDAQ only higher by two. The Russell 2000, that is your relative under performer on the day, down about 13 points or seven tenths of a percent. Yeah, looking at the S &P 500, really kind of an even split, it's like investors are again ... Yeah, we didn't even need to show up to work today, Carol, we could have taken another day off. Hey, now you tell me, what's up with that, buddy? All right, when you look at volume, no surprise, I guess, that it's about 22 percent below the year -to -date average, so we are marking time as Carol put it. Let's take a look at the sector performances here. On the upside, you've got tech hardware, that's really Apple leading the way, insurance companies and energy as oil prices continue to move higher, making fresh 15 -month highs. On the downside, Tesla dragging down the auto companies by more than three percent, of course, GM and Ford also in the red, real estate investment trusts and telecom services all down by about eight tenths of one percent. All right, so let's get to some of the individual gainers. Apple was top among the names in the S &P 500 and NASDAQ 100 today, finishing with a gain of about 1 .7 percent, at its highs was up as much as two and a half percent. Mega caps, we did see in some of our write -throughs, kind of leading among the gainers today. Atlas commentary today, though, on Apple focusing on...
A highlight from EP139 What is Chronicle? Beyond XDR and into the Next Generation of Security Operations
"Hi there, welcome to the Cloud Security Podcast by Google. Thanks for joining us today. Your host here, actually recorded in person today, are myself, Tim Peacock, the Senior Product Manager for Threat Detection here at Google Cloud, and sitting next to me, unusually, Anton Juvakin, a reformed analyst and senior staff in Google Cloud's Office of the CISO. You can find and subscribe to this podcast wherever you get your podcasts, as well as at our website, cloud .google .com slash podcast. If you enjoy our content and want it delivered to you piping hot every Monday, please do hit the subscribe button in your podcasting app of choice. You can follow the show and argue with us and the rest of the Cloud Security Podcast listeners on LinkedIn. Anton, this is a fun episode because we have a former manager of mine, the head of Chronicle, a great guy from New Jersey, and worst of all, a Mets fan, join us for a really interesting conversation about Sim and Chronicle and EDR somehow. What did you think? I thought this was great. It felt like we did briefly hover over a precipice of discussing XDR. We did. In fact, we started there. We leapt off into space to start the episode. Yes. So I think I felt like we had this moment when the whole conversation could have fallen into the chasm of, oh, no, XDR, no, no, no, not again. But ended up, we ended up in a very useful place. Moreover, I would say that Chris, oh, I did say the guest name, but again, that's fine. Yes. That's good. I extracted some of the useful lessons that led him to the XDR discussion. So it's kind of interesting that XDR was mentioned in a very positive context. Yes. I think the other maybe most interesting tidbit in this episode listeners to listen for is the conversation around process versus tooling and where Chris sees the role of vendors in that equation. And so maybe with that teaser on what I thought was a shockingly interesting insight from Chris, let's turn things over to today's guest. Today we're joined by Chris Cord, senior director here at Google Cloud. Chris, it's been a wild time for you and me working at Google together. I'm delighted to finally have you on the show after countless jibes about the show. It's fantastic. It's hard first to believe that you're here, but harder still to believe we haven't done a proper Chronicle episode yet. So here we are to do a Chronicle episode. I want to start off with an easy question. Chronicle's not XDR, right? So what is it? Right. Yeah. The great XDR debate. I mean, we started this when I first started and Anton has definitely been a good foe in the debate. You did say good, right? You did say good, right? But listen, he said foe, not foiled. There's degrees here. Exactly. Anton has never been on the same side that I've been on. Yeah. I mean, look, I've always stated that XDR to me is a use case. I don't believe that XDR is some magical category where it's going to redefine the way we're doing security operations or anything to that degree. But I do think it's reflective of people's desire to want to have their SIM platforms do more than just log collection. Sure. Right? So in my point of view, the industry evolved to be just a log collection platform. Everything else was do it yourself. You had to build all of these dashboards and your own rules on top of it. And I think the gravity that people have at least started with XDR, and it seems to have teared off now, kind of began with this notion of, can you just give me more value in this thing I'm spending so much money on? It should provide me with more actual security value, outcome -oriented value. Is that what Chronicle is then? That's what Chronicle does. Our primarily strategy is about delivering quality outcomes through detection and response, built into a scalable data platform. And I think to me XDR is a use case that Chronicle can deliver, but ultimately we're fighting against the SIM vendors on a regular basis. So it's a SIM that delivers security outcomes that produce value because it's smarter than the other SIMs. Absolutely. Okay. Easy. So that was an easy question, right? Yeah. And so I guess the second one is kind of in the same ballpark, rightly. Roughly Tim occasionally makes fun of me for only using faint praise, like, yeah, I guess it's pretty good. That's actually an okay idea. That's one of his favorite things to say. That's actually an okay idea. Yes. I've said this several times on air. But ultimately I loved Chronicle so much that I left the safety of Gartner and joined it in 2019, right? So in that sense, and I think I've posted a very like excited awesome plus blog about like, oh my God, my dream has come true. I'm at Chronicle. So, so this was 2019, this is 2023. So since you joined the team, what is your, oh my God, it's such a happy place. It's the proudest thing I've done. Like what are you the most proud of shipping? Yeah. I mean like putting aside the love fist, you're okay with it. I was going to say, aside from shipping me out of his org chart, what are you most proud of shipping me? Right. Right. But putting aside like the acquisition stuff, which we'll touch on, you know, maybe later in this conversation, I think from a pure Chronicle feature perspective, you know, I joined the team in 2021, like mid 2021. And, you know, I had this firm vision, like I talked about just now of like Sims needed to do more than just simple blog collection and aggregation and dashboarding. And so we shipped a curated detection feature in early 2022, I think Q2 2022, which basically provided out of the box detections out of the box analytics and things that were curated and managed by our own Google cloud threat Intel team. And like, I, to me, that was a seminal moment for the product. Like it moved it from really being this like data platform that was just doing log collection and doing it well because we were very scalable, but really kind of started to deliver on this vision of having an outcome oriented tool. And we've been able to build on it ever since like, and so I was super proud that we were able to get that out the door when we did. I think that was a great launch and I really liked the degree to which it made you more opinionated about the data you were ingesting. But to add to this, funny enough, and this was like a case where I think we've pretty virtually argued a little bit because when we started doing curated detections, at least on the market inside, the perception was, wait a second, everything had canned detections and every SIM going back to 1998 would say, here, customer, here's a rule, bye. They're not really curated. They're kind of canned rules and customers developed a bit of a disdainful attitude about canned rules. Do they work? Do they not work? But curated detections in our case, we stand behind them. We give them to a customer and we almost, I think of them in my mind and that's when I flipped the switch towards loving them is that they're sort of guaranteed. They're sort of like, we say, do these work? If they don't work slightly, here's how to make them work. So unlike other teams having canned detections that are kind of more like samples or like, here, you tried, but the results outcomes are in your hands. In our case, we shipped something that we stand behind. Curated means they're going to work. You hit the nail on the head. That's the magic. That is legit magic. Most other SIMs, they're delivering a set of safe searches basically that they're giving you as templates and then you have to operate over those templates and they're not actually managing the effectiveness of those detections over the course of their lifecycle. That's the big difference for us is the fact that these things are managed from an effectiveness perspective. Again, the analogy I always like to use is how the EDR market evolved and how it went from being this forensic platform where you had to do a bunch of stuff yourself and then you had to maybe grab a bunch of saved queries from the vendor to being in this place that had a lot of out -of -the -box value, like detection value, and they actually kept tuning that over time with additional cloud oversight and managed defense oversight and IR engagements and that just made those detections that much better. That's the kind of experience that we have in Chronicle, which is, I agree with you, very game -changing over traditional SIMs. What I love about that story there is, listeners, I was a political science major and the story of how it became a PM we'll talk about on the AMA episode, but what I love about that is it presents an asymmetry where Chronicle gets better at detecting bad guys across its whole pool of users and then every user benefits from that. It's unlike a traditional SIM because you keep learning and getting better. I want to shift gears and speaking about catching bad guys, you were part of Google's second largest acquisition in history. How does it feel, first of all, to be number two to an acquisition that I would bet, one pure bonus most listeners couldn't name, and then now that we're a year into it, what's been a happy surprise about all of it and what are you looking forward to still with it? What is the biggest one? There's Motorola. Oh, yeah. It was when we purchased Motorola. Got it. That was actually more than twice the size of what you purchased. I think Mandarin is the happiest story, though. It's already very clear. It's very clear at this point. I don't think there's anything wrong with the Motorola acquisition. I just think it might have been forgotten in the sands of time. Well, that's a good tidbit. I didn't even think of that one. Because you're 5X bigger than YouTube by purchase size. Exactly. Yeah, and for 5X more important, clearly. I think, to me, it shows a lot of commitment in the space. As a security practitioner joining Google, when I did, there was obviously a lot of momentum and a lot of desire to get more serious about security, but it was still a very nascent business in 2021 when I joined and, in some ways, still very nascent business now in terms of its profile in the industry. But the desire for our organization to get serious about it was real. I felt it at the time that I joined, and I think the opportunity when Mandarin came along as an acquisition opportunity, that the fact that we were able to jump on it and we had so much support going up through the leadership chain was pretty shocking to me. So I think it was a great signal that we're serious about security and that we'll continue to be serious about security and that we're willing to invest in it pretty aggressively. We also got some decent products with it as well. Apart from, obviously, the world -class IR services, we got some decent products. My personal opinion is the reputational bump that we got immediately out of the gate has been game -changing. There's been so many different opportunities that we're in now with Chronicle, maybe not even with Mandiant standalone products, but with Chronicle. But we're in those opportunities specifically because of the Mandiant acquisition. Because number one, people say, oh, Google's serious about this. Number two, they have a higher degree of trust that all those detection capabilities that we just talked about are going to be way higher fidelity because now you're pulling in all of that advanced Intel and IR engagements that Mandiant is doing, and you're feeding those into the product to create value. And then they just have great relationships with CISOs. And so I think when you combine all of those things, it's created a huge amount of momentum for us in the business. And I think the products themselves, while we're in the process of integrating a lot of those in different parts of the portfolio, they do give us a lot of interesting functionality that we wouldn't have had otherwise. In fact, even merging ASM into the SOC, into the detection response function, to me is kind of interesting because it makes SOC look kind of to the left from the incident. To me, this is kind of, I mean, from all the Mandiant products, I felt like ASM, bringing ASM into the SOC vision is kind of a strong argument that we are unique. I mean, we're not like pretty unique. We aren't that unique by doing it. I agree. I agree. I think like, you know, we're referring to that as the addition of contexts, right? And so the more context you can bring into a log event, the better off you are. And making decisions and being proactive in terms of how you determine risk and not only ASM, but also security validation with Mandiant helps bring in and introduce that context, which I agree is a very unique point of view. So to sort of briefly go on a short tangent here, of course you are a senior product leader, but some people would say that security operations success at a company connects to how mature their processes are and of course what products they use. So what's your take on kind of the balance of tools versus practices at the company if I'm building a DNR team or SOC. Or refactoring. Or refactoring one. That's right. Right. Right. That's a good point. How should I think about buying the absolute best products, but keeping the mature practices or boosting the practices, but maybe keeping the products? Like what's the best route here? Don't say both. Both is the right answer though. Well, don't tell him what the right answer is. Chris, what's your answer? You're right. I might be a little biased, but I think that the emphasis on people needing to solve problems themselves through practices is a manifestation of our inability of delivering the right level of value in SIEM in particular or security operations. Hang on. Say that again. Say what you just said. The overemphasis that we're placing on like, hey, improve your overall security processes, include your manual kind of playbooks for how you handle certain types of events or incidents. All those types of things that we overemphasize is only there because SIEM products have not delivered on the type of value that they should be creating. So they are covering holes in broken products by trying to polish practice. This is actually - It's a good answer. Kind of profound. It's better than your answer. It's not profound. It's actually kind of profound. See, that's the Slavic phrase right there. That's what we were talking about. But that's a great answer and way better than I thought. I like that a lot. And so my point of view is like, look, our promise as vendors needs to be to make the products better so that people are better at doing their job. And again, I think, not to keep using this analogy, but Endpoint did that super well. I don't think anyone would have said like, hey, once you had just data collection and Endpoint, job done because everything else is process oriented. But instead, the ball had to keep moving forward in terms of making sure that we're stopping bad guys consistently, making sure that we're doing that with higher degrees of fidelity and expertise and capability and accuracy and all those types of things kept moving that market forward. And to me, we're on the early stages of SIEM doing the same thing. So SIEM is going to go through the same transformation and reputation that we had of AV, dirty disgusting product to EDR, cool useful product. We'll have that for SIEM. I think even beyond just AB to EDR, but AB to EDR to like what I would refer to as the Endpoint protection suite or platform. Like that iteration is the way SIEM is moving, right? So I think it's going from this kind of like checkbox compliance thing to, okay, collecting a bunch of forensic data. And then now I think hopefully to this outcome oriented security focused platform. So to me that the logic is that you would want, it's not like you want to make SIEM look like AV, but you want to focus on kind of like outcomes that you get right after you deploy the product. Not deploy the product and then start your journey that takes you through 14 months of hard work to a value, but you want something that you deploy the product and you see the outcomes soon without doing any hard labor. That's the short version of that. You should be able to get value immediately. Like as soon as I start ingesting event data, especially event data from high fidelity sources, immediately I should start getting some understanding. Is there anything indicative of an active breach? Is there any behavior that's going on that I should be aware of or alerted of that might be, you know, attacker driven behavior like these kind of things should be out of the box value. And it shouldn't require hiring a team of ex NSA guys to make it work. Absolutely. It should be easy process, not crazy process. Because if it does require a team of people from the NSA, then like zero chance that most organizations are going to be able to do it. Right. The fortune five will win and everybody else will suffer. That's not a good outcome for anyone. But for a lot of SIEM products, they're still stuck in the old mentality where they give you the tool and they give you some sample content and ultimately people and then give you some good luck, you know, charms to succeed. And even large, highly visible SIEM competitors are doing that. So in essence, we are doing something different, but many of the customers seem to be stuck in the, Oh, SIEM, yeah, I got to write my own rules because canned rules are probably bad. There's a lot of work. I can't handle it. How are we changing the minds? Like if somebody is trained on certain logs or changing that wants to be a SIEM or some other products, how are we changing their minds? How are we making them actually, if you get Chronicle, you're going to get results and you wouldn't have to suffer for 12 months or for 14 months to get the results. So what is the secret to change in their minds, if it makes sense? It's probably a little too philosophical, but I think it's a good question. I wanted to ask you slightly differently, which is how do you convince people they don't need to port over and invest in porting over 18 years worth of rules written in another language? To be honest, like this is the hardest part. Like if you're going to look at tactically when we are in the middle of trying to switch out incumbent vendors, the hardest part is convincing them that maybe a one for one, like for like type comparison is not necessarily what they should be doing. And then after even we've convinced them to switch, trying not to just simply port over all the old stuff. You know, I used to work in a virtual firewall business and like there was a joke where like no one ever wanted to touch a firewall rule that was in there because it's like a game of Jenga and no one ever wanted to pull anything out because you're concerned that whole thing is going to topple over. That's kind of the way people feel like they're sim rules. They may have a thousand of them, 2000 of them. They have no idea if they're valuable, but they refuse to want to touch them because if they try to cut them down at all, they're concerned they'll miss something. And so it is extremely hard to get them to just say, let's use this opportunity to slim down the rule set. The whole vendor is trying to do analytics of that, funny enough. Like there's a whole little segment of a market when people deploy tech to kind of like go through sim rules and see if they're good, which is amazing, right? People will pay money for it to actually have the tool do that. Sounds like somebody's buying a dowsing rod to me. That doesn't sound easy. No, it's based on real quote unquote machine learning. Okay. Okay. So back to dowsing rods. This is one area where I actually think Mandiant helps a lot, right? So Mandiant has a product called security validation that can be run like in a managed version or can be run in a product driven version. But that product does help people go through breach and attack simulations with real world examples of like, look, these are 10 or 12 different attack vectors. These are different types of threat actors. These are campaigns and you can run those simulations against your environment. You can see in my tools catching them are my sim tools like alerting on me or detecting these kind of events. And so we're, the plan right now is for us to use a lot of that breach and attack simulation to showcase, okay, if you care about these parts of the MITRE ATT &CK matrix, then we'll be able to validate that the rules that we have in place with Chronicle are able to catch them. That's really cool. So that product effectively turns somebody's organization in its current state into a bit of a cyber test range for their own stuff. That's a fancy way of saying it, but like that was the old VeriDIN stack that Mandiant acquired. So I remember it from the Gartner days and it's kind of impressive in terms of what they would simulate and how deep they would integrate to the detection stack. So it's genuinely cool and it genuinely delivers that type of insight about are your detections any good or are you only pretending you're collecting and then pretending you're detecting. And then we want to keep using that over time. This goes into the context thing, like not only you want to do that at a point in time, but if we can continuously validate and then let's say we see that, okay, this portion of your environment is susceptible to ransomware or some other attack vector, we can adjust the alerting risk score associated with those events or we can highlight certain areas because the events should matter more because we know that you're susceptible to an attack. So that's kind of the context part, which Peter pointed out before, I think are things that only we're doing really versus any other event. That's really interesting. I want to switch gears one more time before we get to our traditional closing questions. We have a lot of people listening to the show who are interested in careers in security, interested in careers in security PM. You've been doing PM for security products for a long time, not to call you old. You've been called worse things by fancier people than me lately. What advice do you have for people who are thinking about security PM as a path? Well, yeah, I mean, I think security is one of those tough areas to break in from a product perspective, mostly because the domain knowledge is not super relevant to a lot of folks, meaning that it's, you know, you can put yourself in the shoes of a, of a user of a product that's very open and visible in many cases. I can imagine using the Uber app, like if you want to be, you know, a PM in maps or a PM in Gmail, it's like in that context, you're at least a user on a regular basis and it's much easier for to put your mind into it. I think security is harder, right? Because it's even a step removed from traditional it. And most people don't have that necessarily that depth of knowledge to be able to be a domain expert. Personally, I think a lot of people can get a ton of value at being tier one analysts right out of the gate. Right. And so there are so many organizations that I know that are looking for younger talent, people coming into organizations to act as tier one analysts and the amount of information that you can gather about the domain and about the problem is huge. You know, for people that are still in school, like there's a number of schools that are now focused on cybersecurity programs in school, like Carnegie Mellon has been kind of the forefront of having a cyber shop or a cyber program in school. Then absent of that, like sometimes people can just basically switch domains and just spend the time and focus and energy on learning some of the individuality of security, but just bring really good PM discipline to the, to the equation. Like I think one thing that security in general hasn't done well is we haven't been really good at actually building products with simplicity, right? And so like, under statement of the episode, other disciplines are good at that. And so if you can bring that kind of discipline into security, even as a relative novice in the domain, you might actually be better off. We might bring some beginners versus someone who's done it for years. Usually at the very end of the episode, we ask two questions. Any give the audience one tip in this case on improving security operations would assume and give us some recommended reading. And of course it's fine to say Chronicle website or whatever else. And it's not okay to say Anton's blog. And please don't say, but don't say anything about New York Mets because that's too depressing right now. Yeah. That's way too depressing. Yeah. I recommended reading. I mean like, you know, I think there's a number of SIM books out there, right? Like if you really wanted to go deeper into how SIMs operate, like I think there's one called the infosec playbook, right? Which kind of walks you through how you operate and manage a SIM or our SOC, sorry. And kind of build a security operations playbook. Yeah. There's a number of really good books about malware in general. Like I think I forget the root kid book, but it's like the root kid Bible or something like that that I read early on in my career, which is another good one. Listeners just so you know, nothing from Chris's early career is still technologically relevant. Exactly. Yeah. So that might be that. That might be that. Yeah. I think like any type of those kind of protect practitioner level books that you can read about, like how people operate in the SOC would be great starting points. And then one tip to improve security operations outcomes, maybe. In general, like as a user? Yeah. As somebody operationally responsible. Or as a director. Or as a CISO. Whatever. Yeah. I mean, whatever you're feeling. I think in most cases, people don't put enough emphasis on trying to build proactive controls in the right spots. And so like, this is an area where laziness is somewhat taken over to a certain degree. And we know that there's good best practices out there around zero trust around, you know, locking down policies and procedures more so than what we have done. And we've just been too lazy to deliver that. And so we default into a, you know, operational detection and response mode versus trying to be more proactive in terms of how we control things. And so I would say that lean in a little bit more into having the right protective controls in place from the ground up. Well, Chris, I think that's a surprisingly left -leaning answer for somebody who builds a SIM product. I really like that it was not a self -serving answer. So Chris, thank you so much for joining us today. It's my pleasure. Thank you both. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening, and of course for subscribing. You can find this podcast at Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Also, you can find us at our website cloud .withgoogle .com slash cloud security slash podcast. Please subscribe so that you don't miss episodes. You can follow us on Twitter, twitter .com slash cloud sec podcast. Your hosts are also on Twitter at Anton underscore Chiwaki and N underscore Tim Pico. Tweet at us, email us, argue with us. And if you like or hate what we hear, we can invite you to the next episode. See you on the next cloud security podcast episode. Bye.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-14-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. He's on the table when it comes to potentially selling assets. How do those asset sales affect the content available in the streaming push that he's doing? All right, hold that thought here for one second, Tim. We just want to get you the closing bell numbers here in New York. That's what has been a very positive day here. Maybe that's partly because of the economic data. Maybe that's partly because of the latest IPO to come, the market arm having a big day up more than 20%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average going to finish the day higher as well, up by about 1%. The S &P 500 closing above that 4 ,500 level, up about eight tenths of a percent. Similar move on a percentage basis for the NASDAQ composite. And the outperformer on the day, believe it or not, the Russell 2000, higher by about 26 points or 1 .4%. I feel bad for Simone on days like this where she has to find decliners. In the S &P 500, 433 stocks in the green today moving higher. Only 68 of those stocks in the S &P 500 scarlet in the red. Yeah, more than five stocks higher for everyone that is lower on the New York Stock Exchange. So when you look at the sector groups in the S &P 500, no surprise, everything is green. Banks, real estate investment trusts and auto companies are leading the advances. They're each up by at least one and a half percent. The laggards here are health care equipment companies. They're barely positive. Diversified financials, interestingly, given that banks are higher as a group. Diversified financials gaining about two tenths of 1 % and pharma companies just barely eking out of gain as well. Well, let's take a look at some of the gainers on the day today. Shares of ARM really popping toward the end of the day today. We're talking about them hovering around $58 a share. Look at that, closing up more than 24 % to $63 .59 on their first day of trading. The company raising $4 .87 billion in the years.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (September 13th)
"Hello, and welcome to Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host Randi and in this cafe we embrace newcomers and experts to all things art, innovation and technology disruption. Our new recurring theme of this weekly podcast is what you need to know this week in the world of innovation in 10 minutes. I'm joined each week by amazing teammates from our team at Hug to break it all down for you. If you're not familiar with Hug, I encourage you to check us out at thehug .xyz. Our mission is to democratize access to art using technology and education. We educate people on all of the latest and greatest around AI, digital art, NFTs, you name it. We have tons of free resources and a really loving, wonderful educational community. So again, check us out at thehug .xyz. Each week on Crypto Cafe we provide what you need to know this week to be an interesting conversationalist, to sound smart at cocktail parties and to know everything you need to know in the landscape of AI blockchain, you name it. So let's jump right in. I want to introduce this week's guest contributors. I'm joined first in the Crypto Cafe here by Hug contributor, Tina Lindell, Marketing Manager at Hug. Hello, Tina. Welcome back. Howdy. Hello. It's good to be back. I'm excited. You did such a fantastic job last week that we, you know, Debbie better watch her back or she's going to have a, you know, permanent replacement here on the show, but it's great to have you also joined by Crypto Cafe staple Michael Liddig, Director of Creator Programming at Hug. Hello, Michael. Hello. Hello, friend. All right. So we are going to get into all what you need to know this week in the world of creativity, innovation and technology. And the first is we're going Justin Bieber. I, you know, I have to say that Justin Bieber has been at the forefront of a lot of innovation over the course of his career. But Tina, you specifically want to talk about how he's selling royalties for his song that's coming up as NFTs. Tell us more. Yes. So this is very exciting news for all the Beliebers in the metaverse. We have a writer and producer, Andrea Schuler, AKA Accident is selling NFTs for Justin Bieber's song Company, which was initially released in 2015. There will be 2000 NFTs available, each priced at the equivalent of about $28 in Ethereum with the total sum of those representing 1 % of the streaming rights. Buyers of this NFT get the utility of part ownership to the song streaming rights means that when the song makes a profit, if you own the NFT, you get a little piece of that too. Now, where this brings me where I'm excited is that many people believe that creator royalties are one of the most exciting parts about blockchain technology, which automatically send a percentage of profits from a sale to the creator. While blockchain based royalties have been life changing for a lot of independent artists, there are challenges with marketplaces like OpenSea and Blur not enforcing them. So back to the Justin Bieber stuff, whether you identify as a Selena Gomez or Hailey Bieber kind of girly, it is exciting to think about how these royalties cannot just empower the artist, but also their fans too. So Michael or Randy, what do you guys think of all this? Yeah, Michael, weigh in first and then I'll jump into some thoughts. Yeah, first of all, shout out to the Beliebers out there. I just wanted to say that on the radio. So first of all, second, Justin Bieber is always at the forefront of innovation. So hats off to Justin Bieber. I actually ran the numbers on this because I wanted to really kind of understand what this looked like. So essentially, if you were to buy this NFT, you would get 0 .0005. So three zeros and a five of the percentage of the stream. So let's just run a number. Spotify pays artists about 0 .003 cents per stream. So Justin Bieber has gotten up to 1 billion streams, which means that he gets paid $3 million in royalties. Now the producer has a little bit of share of that. So let's say 20%, around 25 % is going to be around $750 ,000. So if I own that NFT and I'm getting a percentage of these random numbers I just put together, I'm going to get about 375 bucks if there are a billion streams. Now, I think that's pretty awesome. Listen, to pay 20 bucks and to participate in the success of this art piece, I'm all for it. So yes, yes, yes. First of all, I love that we just did a math equation on the podcast right here. I'm so here for that. I know. I feel like that needs to be on a standardized test. It's like, okay, if Justin Bieber sells this many NFTs and there's like this many streams on Spotify, like the most tech savvy math question. But I love this and I love this for so many reasons because we've already seen this real shift towards creative projects being funded through crowdfunding. We've seen movies go to the Sundance Film Festival that have been crowd funded online. And I think this is the next evolution. If consumers are going to put money towards creative projects to help them get made, why not actually have a stake in them and participate in the upside of those projects? So I'm really excited about this and I'm excited for a huge performer like Justin Bieber to be doing it. All right, Michael, on to you. We talk a lot about AI here on this podcast, on my live Sirius XM show, and you wanted to bring an article to the table about how open AI is a little bit failing. So tell us more. Yeah, so basically when ChatGPT launched, all these universities, all these schools were like, oh crap, what are we going to do? No one's going to do their homework anymore. How can we know if someone wrote that article? And they said, well, you know what? We have these writing detectors that can detect that whether it was made by AI. And guess what, y 'all? It doesn't work. They don't work. They're all false positives. So what's happening actually is that the US schooling system is now beginning to embrace AI and ChatGPT. So up to many universities are starting to actually teach ChatGPT as a part of their framework, really looking at, as we talk about on this podcast, AI as a tool, as a collaborator. And so I wanted to bring this to the table, one, so you can just start to encourage your students. Yeah, you can use ChatGPT. In fact, it's going to be how we use ChatGPT. It's going to determine how we use communication in the future. So better get started now. I love it. I'm envisioning like the future greatest writers of our country, like in the principal's office being accused of using AI for their writing. And they're like, no, I actually legitimately wrote that. And they're like, no, human could never write that. Tina, what do you think? Do you think that schools will embrace this? Or do you think that there's going to be really kind of a push pull for a while? You know, this really brings me back to when I was in high school, and we were not allowed to use the internet to write papers.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-13-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context, and context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. As a knee -jerk reaction when oil prices go down, they all get sold off at the same time. Energy, by the way, the best performers over the past three months. Yeah, we'll see how things shake out, and I think to Simone's point, this is kind of a market, at least right now, kind of left to its own devices, at least until next Wednesday and maybe even beyond that, so we get to the next earnings season. As for the price action today, a mixed bag with the Dow Jones Industrial Average looking like it's going to close out the day lower by about two -tenths of a percent, roughly down about 70 points. Meanwhile, the S &P 500 moving in the opposite direction, but only modestly, higher by about five points or about a tenth of a percent. The NASDAQ composite higher on the day by about three -tenths of a percent, and the Russell 2000, that's your relative underperformer of the day. It's going to close lower by about eight -tenths of a percent. Now, despite the fact that the S &P 500 did close higher by more than one -tenth of one percent, Scarlett, you actually saw fewer stocks in there advance than decline, speaks to the, of course, market cap of the mega cap tech companies that, if they're not Apple, tended to move higher today, 202 stocks in the S &P 500 moving higher, 298 today moving lower. All right, let's take a look at how the S &P 500 ended the day among its 24 industry groups. Retailers are in the lead there, up one and a half percent. That's really Amazon lifting the group as a whole. Autos and components, GM, Ford, and Tesla rising, and utilities, still that defensive bent. We saw that yesterday as well. On the downside, tech hardware, that's HP and Apple dragging that group lower. Capital goods index is really 3M in Ingersoll Rand, and then you have real estate investment trust lower by eight -tenths of one percent. All right, I got some gainers for you on the day today. JB Hunt Transportation Services, Inc. moving higher today by more than four percent.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-12-2023 16:00
"With Bloomberg, you get the story behind the story, the story behind the global birth rate, behind your EV battery's environmental impact, behind sand, yeah, sand, you get context. And context changes everything. Go to Bloomberg .com to get context. They still have time to maybe get in on this a little bit here. Yeah, I mean, interesting though on this day where we're seeing the NASDAQ really taking on the chin, the S &P only down a fractionally on the day, but believe it or not, the Dow holding up relatively unchanged on the day, the Russell similar as well. And the S &P 400 mid -caps actually in the green, though only fractionally. You put it all together, once again, a mixed market, you could call it a holding pattern if you will, as we wait, of course, for tomorrow, 8 .30 a .m. Washington time, that big CPI report. Here are the numbers here as we wait for them to settle, the Dow Jones Industrial Average down roughly 16 points, we're going to call that basically unchanged as we wait for the numbers to settle. The S &P down 25 points or about six -tenths of a percent, while the NASDAQ Composite is And the Russell 2000, as we speak, again, waiting for these numbers to settle, poking into the green. Looks like it's going to finish with a fractional gain, a tenth of a percent. There's a little, hey, we'll take it, there's a little bit of green on the screen. Taking a deeper look at the S &P 500. It's called picking up pennies in front of a steamroller. Yeah, that's true. 212 stocks moving higher, 287, Scarlett, in the S &P declining today. All right, let's take a look at how the S &P 500 stacks up when you break it down by 24 industry groups. Energy in the lead there, up by 2 .3%. With all 23 big cap energy names higher on the day as oil prices climb, WTI approaching $89 a barrel. Banks also doing pretty well, led by the likes of Zions and PNC, as they make comments at an industry conference. On the flip side, software and services, that's Oracle. Oracle dragging that group lower. Household and personal products also lower by about 2 % on the day. Yeah, Scarlett hitting the nail on the head when it comes to the gainers that I picked for today.
A highlight from Dissecting Djokovics Reign, Cocos Title & the 2023 US Open With Craig OShannessy
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I am your host Kamau Murray and we are here with one of our usual suspects. We always have to do our Masters 1000 Grand Slam wrap up with Mr. Data, Mr. Analytics, Mr. Guy in the bunker with his pen and pad, Craig O 'Shaughnessy. Craig, welcome to the show. Pleasure to be here. Pleasure to be here. I just got back from the US Open. I was there for two weeks. It felt like eight. It's the most draining slam of all. It was a good tournament, some great matches. It's tough, I think way tougher to be there for the duration than any other tournament that there is. 100%. You survive. And the matches, the tournament goes so late and the process to get to and from the site makes it just a haul, right? And it makes the day just long. At an hour and a half to the front and the back of your day, in addition to sitting there watching matches and this thing. Before we get to Coco Sabalenka, because that'll take up the whole show, right? You and I normally, we dibble and dabble on the girls and then we dive into the men's. I want to do the reverse. I want to dibble and dabble in the men's because I don't think anyone's surprised about what happened because if we start talking about Coco and Sabalenka now, it'll just be the whole hour. So when you look at a whole two weeks, right, and I was there for the first part of it, seeing the energy, talking to the players, touching, feeling them, seeing how them and themselves A, were enjoying the atmosphere, sometimes a little too much, B, managing the atmosphere or C, trying to just control their bubble within the atmosphere. And I think that process probably, those three sort of situations probably cost Francis a further run, right, kind of getting caught in the matrix, right, absorbing a lot of atmosphere. And then Ben, with the experience of his family, his dad, controlling the atmosphere, probably had a lot to do with his long run. But I think the match that I think had the biggest impact on the tournament was definitely Novak versus Jerry. Did you see the match? What did you think when Novak left the court, down sucess to love, goes to the bathroom and looks himself in the mirror, what happened? Yeah, when he left the court, you know, it was, he's down two sets to love, Jerry's controlling the back of the court with his backhand, his backhand was the best shot on the court in the first two sets. But to be honest, even then Novak goes in, he's still the favorite, still the favorite down two sets to love. He's done it before, you know, it's one of those things where can your opponent play three blinding good sets out of five? Maybe not, probably not, when Novak goes in, you know, you just kind of reset, look in the mirror. He did exactly the same thing against Tsitsipas at Roland Garros, came out and just mowed over him in the last three sets, mowed over Jerry in the last three sets. It was a carbon copy, it's like Novak looks in the mirror and goes, okay, we've got that out of the way. Whether it's a combination of Novak being a little tight, playing, you know, a fellow countryman, it's a combination of early rounds being a bit tight. It's a combination of the opponent just playing spectacular tennis, but you can see right from the start of that match, Novak wasn't, his A game did not turn up right at the beginning. He was pushing, he was prodding, he was spinning, you know, just watching him play a thousand matches, you look at him and say, well, he's not there yet. And even after two sets, he's not there. But you know, sometimes for players, when you get down, it can relax you. It's like, well, I can't fall any further down this hall, I'm two sets to love down. May as well relax, may as well chill out, may as well believe in myself, may as well hit the ball, and Novak's the master of that. So I'm not so, I'm not surprised by the final result. And I think overall, it really helped Novak to play such a quality match and have to overcome some adversity early on. So I agree with you, very pivotal match for the men's draw. Well, let me ask you this, because from a coach's standpoint, when I see, when I see that type of performance, my mind goes to, it wasn't ready to play, right? When I look at like Francis and Ben Shelton, it looked like Francis wasn't ready to play. When I'm sitting in a coach's box and my player goes down 3 -0 or 4 -1, and they're like, deer in the headlines, don't know what to do, it was like, what was not clear prior to the match? You've spent a lot of time with Novak, Novak's got one of the best teams out there, he's the most methodical and committed to his regimen. How does something like that happen to a player who's number one, Jerry is Serbian, right? So you knew who you were playing, right? How did you come out not ready to play? I mean, is there a chance that at this big of an event, at this point in the event that he just wasn't ready or wasn't clear on what to do or from being close and inside, what do you think? Yeah, I think if you look back to Novak's seven matches, I think he will have a slightly different explanation for how he started in all sevens. You get all your ducks in a row, you watch the video, you talk to the team, you get the game plan, but at the start, it was like Novak, in that match, he may walk out there and sometimes he feels the energy of the crowd and it excites him. Sometimes you feel the energy of the crowd and you may go away a little bit and then come back. But I thought that he was attempting to work his way into this match, to start off even to let his resume do the talking early, let the other guy go away, let the other guy spray balls and it didn't happen. It just didn't happen. So all of a sudden, the opponent's not missing a thing, the opponent's playing at a much higher level than Novak was and you're just not ready for that. He's not ready for that. You're going to play a match like that. In the course of a season where these guys are playing about 80 matches, you're going to have these subtleties with how the opponent's playing, how you're playing, are you really ready, are you working yourself into the match, are you coming out guns blazing? And it was just a bad combination of layers for Novak where Jerry threw the first punches, Novak's tasting blood, and it took him a couple of sets to recover, but there was never any doubt in my mind that he would still win that match. And I think that's the oddest thing. I think the odds makers, after being two sets, Novak was still the favorite and I was like, wow. That's probably the first time that I've seen that, I'm not a better, but the odds makers were still favoring Novak. So let me ask you this. Another pivotal match in the tournament, I think, was TFO Ben Shelton. Yeah, I was at that match. I think we all knew Ben Shelton could play. I thought it was very impressive, him beating Tommy Paul, right? One of the things, and I don't know the reason for this, is when he beat Tommy Paul, the crowd, obviously they had to choose, both Americans, Ben and Tommy, but when Ben beat Tommy, I was a little disappointed that the crowd was kind of quiet, right? But we don't have to hop on that, but I do want to point it out that the crowd was eerily quiet after the win of that. But with him and Francis, one of the things that concerned me about Francis was in that New York environment, with all the celebrities, with all the kind of like, and I mean, first of all, we got to keep it going. More non -tennis people, more non -tennis athletes, musicians, entertainers, artists showed up to the US Open this year than I can ever remember. And we need to do that for the sport to grow. But you still got a tournament to play, right? And this generation who loves that, loves the attention, will have to learn to balance how much is too much, how much gets me off kilter, and how much gets me off track. And I thought that the day before the Ben match, you saw Francis with Bieber. I thought that that was a little too much and perhaps maybe took for granted that Ben would shit his pants, and he didn't, right? You know what I mean? Because when you get to that point in the tournament, when you are the veteran, you kind of expect the young guy to give you a couple, like, ah, if I just play solid, he'll know who he is, and the shock factor will cause him to make a few unforced errors or some bad decisions, and it didn't happen. And to me, that goes in the book of, Francis didn't look ready to play, and I think he'll learn from this experience on managing the energy, managing his energy, for that late in the tournament. But I mean, Ben brought it. What was your take on Ben now when you look at the stats, when you look at the 149 mile an hour serve, what is your take on him now having seen him play six matches? Well, the Tommy Paul match was really good. I liked how he managed the ability to say, okay, this is a ball to pull the trigger on. I spoke with his dad at the start of the tournament, and I mentioned possibly our discussion that we've had in other ones is that I think Ben's maturity is going to come from figuring out when there's one more ball that needs to be hit. There's just one more ball. And I think maybe I talked to you about it last time, but it goes back to me to the 2000 Australian Open final. Agassi beats Kefalnikov in four sets. Agassi's one in the world, Kefalnikov's two. Agassi goes to the post -match interview. Bruce McAvaney is interviewing there, and they're watching some film, and Agassi's just going, you know, Kefalnikov moves well, he lights the ball up, the surface helps him, and he throws this line in there, he goes in the middle, he goes, and he's only looking to pull the trigger one time in the point. So he's a really tough opponent. And that just has always stuck with me. And that's what I said to Ben's dad is that Ben needs to just go, I could pull the trigger on this ball, but it's not quite the right one yet. I could pull the trigger on the next ball. Literally, you could pull the trigger on every ball he hits. But growth, his his maturity, his tennis development and tennis IQ is getting better because you're hitting a ball that makes the opponent uncomfortable, you're hitting a ball that can extract an error, and you don't always have to hit the winner. So Ben's development is going to be predicated on one more ball in the court and making a better decision on when to pull the trigger. And I thought he did a great job in the Tommy Paul match and a great job in the Francis Tiafone match of not pulling too early. And then he went and played Novak and just everything went to hell in a hand basket. And it didn't. But that was, you know, I was for the Tiafone match getting back to that. You know, I'm watching at the start and the first kind of 10 minutes, it looked kind of even, you know, good decisions, both sides, good points, both sides. Francis was so quick coming to the net. He does such a great job of, you know, hitting a ball and he's already leaning on it, you know, with his short little backswing on the backhand. And all of a sudden he's almost leaning over the net, spiking these volleys. I'm like, oh, my God, this guy has figured out, you know, the only person I saw that really blew me out of the water with that was McEnroe, John McEnroe. He looked like he went through a time warp, whereas it takes, you know, all of us 1 .5 seconds to move from the baseline inside into the service box. But he goes through this time warp that looks like 0 .2 of a second. He's like, how does he get in there that quickly? Francis showed me that early on. But then the focus, the concentration, the locked in, the decision making started to erode at around the 10 to 15 minute mark, and he never recovered from that. Yeah. So you get Ben has Novak in the semifinals. And I think that Novak, I mean, just has this ability to you know, it's what I was it's kind of what Coco did. I call it cumulative pressure. And it is. I'm going to run the ball down, I'm going to make you hit an extra ball, I'm going to make you play one more ball every point on your serve so that later you feel it. You may not feel it now, but later you feel it. And that was an example of what I call cumulative pressure that kind of got to Ben. Yeah. What was your take on what Novak did to Ben or vice versa, what Ben did not do that match that he did the previous matches? Yeah, good point. That was that was a really fun match to be at the energy, the atmosphere, you know, the old guard, the new guard. You're exactly right. There was, you know, on that court in twenty eighteen, I worked with Novak to defeat Del Potro. And a lot of the commentators, when you go back and go through that match, they're like, Del Potro is dropping 135, 138 and Novak's putting it back in his shoes. And the commentators are like, how in the world is he doing this? Well, there's only one way that you do that is that you study Del Potro's patterns and you know what to say. When Del Potro needs a point in the juice court, he's going to and when he doesn't need a point, he's going to go, why? Novak's sitting there on it. And I felt the same thing is that Ben's dropping heat on especially on first serves. And Novak is putting so many balls back in play that you're exactly right, that it just kept accumulating and accumulating. The other thing that really stood out to me. That I don't know why is that Ben sliced so many returns, just this slow, just not even like a Federer kind of knifing, dark slice, it's this blocking slow slice that's not as good as Wawrinka's. It's not within a meter of the baseline. It's there was once he's just too defensive. So he's putting no pressure, no pressure on Novak because because he overdid the slice. Now, all of a sudden, he's got to deal with so many serves coming back and then the decision making. Then he starts, you know, the fingers kind of on the trigger, then he starts pulling it too much. And then, you know, Novak knows why this kid is potentially a real problem for me. But I've already figured him out about 15 minutes in. He's not doing anything against my serve. I'm doing everything against his serve and putting times back. I'm just going to press cruise control and take a nap for the next 30 kilometers. Yeah. And I think that was probably the one mistake and probably a tactic that was misinterpreted was, hey, if on his serve, put pressure on because you get racket on every ball, not to bunt every ball. Right. Because Novak is the is the history, the best returner in history, but he's not the best server in history. And he I don't want to call it vulnerable, but you will have an opportunity or two against Novak on his serve in a five set match. And I thought, Ben, with as great of a service he had, with as big of a service he has, he didn't take enough risks on the return gains and he didn't play. Correct. And when I say aggressive, I don't mean like crazy out of this world, we're winners, but controlled aggression. There was no reason Novak serving a buck 21, a buck 22 for you to block the serve back. You can have plenty of time to take a full swing and at least send a message for the rest of his career that your serve doesn't bother me. Right. Part of being a young guy is how do I apply cumulative pressure that may not work this match, but in three or four matches from now in the next semi? Right. Because you still got to go through Novak that shows them I'm not bothered by your serve and you better be you will be bothered by my serve. Right. And I think that was sort of a missed opportunity for Ben to take some cuts at Novak serve. And I think that set the tone for the match that allowed Novak to kind of steam roll.
Monitor Show 16:00 09-11-2023 16:00
"Vox is waiting, though, and the S &P 500 is much smaller. It's only about 310, so... Those are some familiar names that we see moving in the markets. Yeah, you've heard of Amazon, right? I've heard of Amazon. Apple's got this event tomorrow, and I guess Qualcomm chips are now going to be in the phones. Now, are you going to line up for the iPhone? What is it, Apple 15? iPhone 15, yeah. If I can get a chicken sandwich also. For two hours? What's the line for the Apple iPhone? Do people still line up for them? I don't know. No one... I don't think so. I don't know if that's still a thing. I don't know. I was going to make a disparaging comment, but no. Hopefully not there. No disrespect to anyone who would stand out in line for a telephone. All right, let's get the closing bells here. Your numbers here on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Green crosses green with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 80 points, or about a quarter of a percent on the day. The S &P 500 higher by 30 points, or seven -tenths of a percent. The NASDAQ going to finish the day strong, up by about a percent. The S on the back of some pretty big gains by Tesla here on the day, and the Russell 2000 not to be left behind. It is the relative laggard, but still on the green by about two -tenths of a percent. Yeah, if we take a deeper look in the S &P 500, more than 300 stocks moving higher. 302 stocks advancing. Scarlet, 197 of them declining. So Tim, you were asking rhetorically, is it all just Tesla? And when you look at the sector performances, look at that line at the top. That's autos and components. It's got about five members. Three of them are down. Ford, Aptiv, and General Motors. And two of them are higher. Tesla, up by 10%. So that accounts for that group's 8 .3 % jump. Retail is also higher. That would be Amazon. And you can see that you've got, what, five groups gaining at least 1%. On the downside, Energy taking a bit of a breather off a 1 .4%. This is a best performing group over the past three months as oil prices have slowly made their way higher. All right, let's go through some of these gainers. Maybe this will be the last time I mention Tesla in the next few minutes, but I had to put it on the board today. Finishing the day up more than 10%. Adam Jonas over at Morgan Stanley upgrading Tesla, raising his price target to $400 from $250. He says that...
A highlight from The CoverBag with Murp McCarthy
"Marine veteran Murph McCarthy is the creator of the cover bag the best protection for your dress hat or dress uniform cover 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 Crain As a member owned not -for -profit Navy Federal puts members at the heart of every single thing they do Find out more at Navy federal org All right today we're talking with Marine Corps veteran Murph McCarthy owner of the cover bag calm and The women's rugby coach at the Naval Academy, that's pretty cool So Murph welcome to the show before we get to talking about business and entrepreneurship As a marine fellow aviator having had one of those on this show for a long time. Tell us what you did in the Marine Corps yes, so I Actually, I enlisted right out of high school and things went really well I was a tower air traffic controller and I ended up at the prep school for the Naval Academy and then graduated from the Naval Academy in 2000 then TBS and then went to down to Pensacola and When so helos went out to the FRS out there in Camp Pendleton quickly fell in love with it learned how to fly frogs Then I went to East Coast and I did two deployments on the East Coast And when I came back from that second one, there was a bunch of ospreys on the tarmac you know, I wasn't sure I wanted to get into that so I solicited my services back out to Camp Pendleton and then I ended up with the Purple Did foxes a couple deployments with them and then along the road. I got I got the the drone stink on me Stick with VMU doing drones and when it came time for me to get out of the cockpit I actually my services were sought by people other than myself To go do that again. So I went To VMU three and did a couple deployments With those guys then I came back to the Naval Academy where I was working in the Stockdale Center for ethical leadership and I was teaching leadership and that's when I started coaching rugby at the Academy in 2011 and then I had one last gig down at DITRA defense threat reduction agency where I was doing I was working on the open skies treaty which is a fascinating gig if you can get it, and I don't think you can get it anymore, but and then I retired in 2017 and You know, that was my Marine Corps story from the end of high school 92 to 2017 interesting so You know, sometimes transition is different. You're retiring because at least you got that paycheck of the month club membership, but Sometimes retirement isn't any easier than you know being in being in the military for four years and then getting out also So what was your transition like? Well, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when I grew up You know, I was still like volunteering coaching rugby and that I Didn't see myself ever getting out of that because that was just a really fun thing for me to do It filled a lot of the you know, what you miss about the Marine Corps stuff for me But I started looking into a couple different business opportunities. I Started a business before I retired probably almost ten years before I retired and that was the cover bag and what ended up being the cover bag calm and that just grew and grew and grew to where You know, I could definitely take up a lot of time just working that when I retired But I'm I knew that was I wanted one more thing at least And that's when I started looking into other business opportunities and I got into fitness I a started franchise in Annapolis and did that I looked at a Number of other franchise opportunities, but I knew fitness was probably going to be what I wanted to do, right? So Was there an entrepreneurial bug inside of you the whole time? You're in the Marine Corps to just come about at a later time Totally. Yeah, like I've been into that kind of thing when I was since I was a kid So I remember getting in trouble for selling fireworks in the bathroom at my junior high school You know, I came up with ideas for stuff to put on ball caps Slinging t -shirts like that was always a thing but the cover bag was an idea I had when I went to the Naval Academy and You know, you're always wearing that combination cover like in the Marine Corps You're lucky especially if you're in aviation like you already ever even see that thing Yeah, buddy with the chicken you're trucking that thing all around all the time and it's white And you know, all you got to do is sit on it once or you know Be holding an ink pen that you probably should have retired a week before next to it And you gotta take the whole thing apart or buy new parts or buy a new one And I'm like man if I just had a bag for this thing, so it was like a couple years of me sketching out what it probably should look like and then designing it and then You know once you make the first couple and then you kind of go from there, but no I've always had that Hey, wouldn't this be a good idea Like I probably I probably do that like three times a week. Yeah, I've always been the same way but I think like especially when I was when you're a kid or when you're really young you have no idea how to Capitalize on your idea like yeah idea how to implement it or execute. I mean, you just don't have those capabilities and then especially nowadays with the internet and all the technology and everything and in Alibaba and China and all these resources that are available You can you could come up with a harebrained idea in just a few months be taking it to market Whereas like 20 30 years ago. It was like almost impossible to do to do. Yeah. No, and that's something you People should keep in mind. Like if you've got what you think is a crazy idea Just keep kind of fleshing it out and then you know for me it was a buddy of mine He's like, hey, I got a buddy who's got a hat and bag factory in Newark, New Jersey And why don't you send me that sketch you talked about? 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So When I saw your interview come through Murph I gotta admit I'm like the cover bag and I went to your website and I saw it and I'm like ding I get it instant instant like yep thumbs up and Cuz my wife and I were Amazon sellers for many years. We're totally out of the business now. Amazon just got to be Amazon was like walking through a minefield you like you thinking you're fine all sudden kaboom your right leg's missing You're like what the fuck? anyways So we're out of Amazon now, but I loved Amazon cuz like we talked about earlier when you're when you're young You come all these hair brained ideas. That's a great idea for product That's a great idea and I could I could run them to ground and be and be putting it on Amma be putting a great product on Amazon, you know within a few months sometimes Sometimes that's not a good thing because if it turned out not to be a good idea you lose a lot of money At least I could exercise these ideas for the first time in my life. And so I have a true appreciation for a great product and I Remember, you know getting my uniforms at the Marine Corps shop or the marine the marine shop in there in Quantico And I think I still have that white shredded cardboard box with my white cover in it somewhere back in storage and and I The whole time I'm like, how am I supposed to carry this thing around? I mean for 20 plus years in the Marine Corps I carded that thing around in a cardboard box and somehow it managed to work out for him when I saw the cover bag I'm like, oh, yeah, like I get it that that's it. Like like how did how'd you just come up with that idea? It was just I mean I get it It's like it's like a problem every one of us dealt with but nobody ever thought of the idea or at least executed on the idea Yeah, well, I always thought we you know, they're expensive So all you gotta do is have to replace one and you're like man, how do I not do that again? Yeah, and that's where it started but when I had You know that run -in with my buddy's friend who said he could make me a demo I was like a demo sounds like it sounds like I'm in it But he he produced, you know The first cover bag from my sketch and I and all I had was like a little couple tweaks And he sent I ordered about 15 of them and I opened up the box of these 15 cover bags And I handed him out to the guys that were doing the color guard For the ball when we had the ball the next night and when the Marines were like, holy shit, sir This is awesome. Where'd you get these? I was like funny story like I invented that and they're like what and then I knew that I had something and that's Really? Yeah pulling my money together and like spending quality time thinking about how I was gonna do it Wow Yeah, I got like a thousand questions cuz and like I said, I'm a product guy Like I love cool products and the idea behind it. So interviewing somebody that created a product it became successful Because it was just the right idea and Let me tell you man. I don't know if you realize this bit. It is hard to find to Manufacture something in the US and it's great that this is a military product Which by the way, I want to point out like I know in the Navy Marine Corps. We call it a cover your uniform hat The other services. I'm sure the Air Force didn't call it a cover. They probably caught a hat I'm not I'm not sure about the army But you know, I want to point out a cut the cover is your official military head piece or your you know It's your military hat but in the Marine Corps Navy, we call it the cover So your product is called the cover bag But I suppose you you wouldn't have wanted to call it the hat bag because then it would have just been like anything No, and I you know how you always wondered like you watch a commercial Or hear like a radio ad you're like I'm confused but like three minutes later you're still talking about it I think some of that. Yes, I think some of that has happened with calling it the cover back You know because I thought that I was gonna be selling to guys like you and me Like I thought this was gonna be you know by the troops for the troops type thing Yeah, but I have a ton of customers that are moms and Grandmas wives like they don't know what a cover is So they're like I pick up the phone and somebody says cat bag 95 % of the time really and I just I just kind of roll with it because it's one of those You got all these old ladies buying it to you're talking about it. So let's keep that up It's like the the the Red Hat Ladies Club is buying your bag for their hats and stuff or fancy hat No, they're buying it for their husband's boyfriend's grandchildren The cover bag is a huge gift idea like I'll send I'll sell like six figures worth of these things through the Marine Corps exchanges in a year I sell a lot more than that to friends and families of people graduating Parris Island and MCRD San Diego. It's it's absolutely fascinating and Much in the same way as cover bags hat bags hat covers all that stuff My favorite is that you know, I don't pay anything for advertising like I tried it a couple times It was to me It was like wasting money because I couldn't figure out if it was doing anything at all But people will get on Facebook and argue about what should be Embroidered on the cover bag. No, it should be last name first name. No, it should just be the initials No It should be first name and then the middle name and then the last name and I'm like this is amazing because it'll go on And then the website goes ding ding ding Yeah, well I suppose you know first initial middle initial last name, you know, maybe rank before that might you know if you're selling them to all the eighth and I Marines if it becomes that if he becomes a Regular issue piece of gear. Well, then you gotta you gotta do by right? I think that's probably eventually gonna happen. Yeah Yeah, the Marines like solve a lot of your problems. They just make you do stuff The Marine Corps ever figures out. Hey, we don't want anybody walking around with a bad -looking cover again We're gonna put one of them cover bags in their c -bag issue. Yeah, that's it. That'll solve that. Yeah Yeah, well then they won't have to walk around with it in you in there with their bent arm and hand, you know So So what are some of your numbers that you can share with us or just to give us a perspective on? How successful the cover bags? Well, to be honest The company's not openly for sale, so I'm not really in tune exactly with the numbers But I've been trying to get in with the Navy exchange So the last gentleman that worked there He didn't really understand and like how the cover bag was an amazing piece of gear But they're starting to get the memo now and the main number I've been talking with them is like hey Do you know I I do over six figures worth of business with the MCX at the Navy exchanges of which there is many Many more. Can you imagine how good this would do if it was available? Yeah to the Navy first hand and then retail, you know I do I do a lot more business retail than I do goals for sale. So well, dude, that's awesome. This is good you're always gonna need to protect that cover and like I said the the parents and Girlfriends wives and grandparents are on Facebook talking about what needs to be on a cover bag and they're like, what's a cover bag? Cover and then there I am my website just gets the pinks. Yeah You know, it's like that the old the old Henry Ford story where he says Well, if I had asked the customer what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse, you know, or right There's a quote similar from Steve Jobs Like sometimes the customer doesn't really know what they're looking forward what they need until they see it You can have any color car you want as long as it's black the other Henry Ford one yeah, and The cover bags kind of like that because if you said what's one of the biggest, you know You know pain in the ass things you do you deal with with your uniform? Nobody would have said I wish I had something to carry my cover in but I mean hardly anybody would have said that but When they see when they see the cover bag, they're like, oh, yeah I want one of them because I that is a pain point for me I just never realized that there would be as ever solution for it yeah, no, it's it's a no -brainer and eat and like People that aren't, you know actively using the cover like the parents can figure out that a cover bags a great idea And the other thing is, you know, mom's don't want to be buying their kids, you know, whiskey flasks and knives Something Practical they're not gonna put alcohol in or possibly shank somebody with It works out pretty good to get him a cover back and embroidery everybody loves embroidery that Yeah Now it's got your name on it, oh, yeah The embroidery thing for the cover bag is when it really exploded Yeah, and there's a nice big surface area on the thing for plenty of embroidery you can Yeah It takes a while if you come up with a design and you want me to put it on there that takes a little more time a little more involved, but I got plenty of patch choices and You can put whatever name you want on there nicknames Like if people get too wrapped up in what name they want in there or what order I'll be like Does your does your son have a pretty cool nickname? They're like, oh, yeah, we call him Sparky.
6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Moracco..Over 2,000 Reported Dead
"Happy Sunday everybody, welcome to another edition of Convo Over Cigars. I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming at 5 .28 PM. The world is watching and praying for Morocco after a devastating 6 .8 magnitude earthquake has left over 2 ,000 people dead and is responsible for enormous damage in the historic city of Marachech. Very, very bad news for Morocco and the people of that country. A devastating earthquake just happens out of nowhere. This is the deadliest earthquake to strike the country in decades. The numbers continue to pour in. They are expecting massive, huge amounts of casualties in this huge earthquake, but the numbers, according to the latest updates, are 2 ,012 have been killed and 1 ,404 remain in critical condition, according to Morocco State TV, citing the Interior Ministry. Rescue operations are ongoing and authorities continue to pull the dead from this rubble. Obviously, you know, it's a search and rescue effort at this point. Morocco's worst earthquake ever recorded was in 1960. This was near the western city of Agadir, which killed at least 12 ,000. Many Moroccans spent Friday night on the streets fearful of aftershocks from the 6 .8 magnitude earthquake. Many Canadians who are in Morocco say this earthquake, which has killed over 2 ,000 people in the North African country, is absolutely incredible and terrifying. So we know that, you know, Montreal and there's a huge Canadian population in Morocco. Those two countries are very, very well connected. And I think it was the Canadian Prime Minister, I think his name is Trudeau, he was really working hard to try to assist the people of Morocco. Also, I read where Spain sent like 56 rescuers over there to help these people. This is a terrible situation, man. Anytime there's an earthquake, obviously, it catches people by surprise. People were not prepared for something like this. So the casualties are huge. I mean, they are expecting, I mean, the biggest, you know, earthquake ever to hit Morocco killed like 12 ,000 people. We could be looking at those kind of numbers here. From the early reports, there is no telling how many casualties are still under all that, you know, rubble. And you know, this is just a really, really very, very bad situation. So we here on Convo Over Cigars, I'm your host, Derrick Andre Flemming, we are praying for the people of Morocco. You guys have been locked into another edition of Convo Over Cigars. Happy Sunday, guys.
"2000" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"You buy some of it. Yeah i always liked the man and one of those bands that that they put out albums they don't really promote. They have that following. Like dave matthews as the matter where they go. Yeah people a ravenous about them. Yeah yeah they have. It's like a cult following Jen locked for a new show commented in matchbox tried to be google dolls and then said incubates a similar. Three eleven i i. I don't see that i see. They're in the same kinda hemisphere music. But i think incubus is probably the. It's a different sound but parents. I think jen brings up a good point. I think that that a lot of music listeners that maybe got a little bit older had a difficult time. Distinguishing between who was who is that incubus lincoln park. I can't tell yeah. Well now i lick park was did. They had their own. They had their own sound all. I'm telling you they're saying is that there are people that just didn't get to know the music as intimately as they had gotten to know the music before and it was a little bit muddled to them. I wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait a minute there. They have been that has the. Dj no is twelve the band in the dj in that. Yeah yeah yeah. And most of those bands ended up fading out. And jen says three eleven is greater than incubus and i say. Get off my show leave channel alone. She's a fan. We're not that good where we start this fans. That's that ain't happening combat and by the way speaking of disadvant- scott shut up. I didn't. I didn't comparing to lincoln park. People got them mixed up. Hold on hold on you. Got to differentiate between the host scott and scott the it guy in his strumming you yucatan. I caught you get nervous now stop. I'm afraid i'm afraid scary music. It's making me anxious. Dead superior incubus. Pack i'm dead to you. Please rene towards nolte. I love rene she. She comments and was home. Raised four kids in the ninety s. I wish i had some good input but sadly missed the whole decade of music. Yeah that's the beauty of music. You can always go back and rediscover it. you know. Do yourself favorite. Rene go rediscover something else g this. I discussed the idea. Now you show no no no no no. I'm just taking a tower away. I will take our way. I'm saying for for me. I think there's a lot better music out there than some of the stuff that we're talking about whether is but this was the big stuff of the night we gonna go deep cut nineties. You know. no i don't. I don't think we have to you. Know alcohol metallica released. An album in the nineties right early was that was the early nineties but still release in the in the late nineties when they were doing the whole load reload thing. I think i'm not sure what they. I never really followed metallica. They are always there. I i like them. I like them. I'm not a metal. So i love them. I mean i like their music. But i'm not passionate about music. I respect them immensely. But i just don't go out and buy their albums. Yeah when you can hear them on the radio hundred a day. I mean i mean for for me. That's that's one metallica. Kind of took their turn. They tried to kind of go beyond what they had done with the black album and they tried to be artsy and they did the whole load album in if you really want to be. Kinda not grossed out but if you're intrigued by this in any way shape or form go onto the internet and look up the cover art of the record load. I think the title kinda gives it away a little rice. Yeah it reload which they got slammed for. Yeah and even even load. I think they had kinda crested in terms of the creativity. I don't think that they ever put out as good in as they did. Prior to that but his aac. Here's the thing. And i know we're kind of coming to the end of our night but we can't finish the hour without talking about woodstock ninety nine which was one of the bigger events of that last part of the decade. Am i jumping ahead. Did you have something that you wanted to know what we you know. I think we can go an extra ten. We get some stuff to cover. I'm good yeah wanna finish out the decade. Don't worry about me. Do you think and i'll hold my thought i. Oh no no no i was. I was only kidding. We can jump through it but you had mentioned this last week that you wanted to talk about woodstock. Yeah so. This is a documentary out right now. About what stock ninety nine. So again you know. The founders of woodstock looking to recapture the magic. That was the original woodstock or maybe more appropriately cassian on what was the legacy of of woodstock. Now here's here's a a A festival that was known for peace love and dope and all that stuff and i went to woodstock ninety nine hoping to kind of have that experience because it was too young for the first one in just had kids for the second one with with dab wasn't able to go to that go to the third one that is on an airbase so no kind of meadow e grassy muddy thing. I know airbases. It was on an airbase new york ninety plus degrees all through back. There were charging at the time. Nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine. They were charging four dollars for a bottle of water. They wouldn't let most kids in with any food or any of their own drinks or whatnot. It was a total money. Grab in a make matters. Worse this whole kind of festival that was supposed to be steeped in peace and love. The lineup was slipknot insane. Clown posse limp. Iskit rage against the machine. megadeath metallica..
"2000" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Just play the guitar. Stop that take guitar over. The i already. Did you see them on that tour foxborough. Okay fox this. This is a good good time to maybe prove a theory. Correct okay my saw on the other side of the country. I saw them at sun devil stadium as a matter of fact. You know a bunch of us flu. I was stationed at kirtland air force base and a bunch of flew from new mexico to arizona. It was hot in the daytime. It was like one ten right anyways. So rage against the machine backs them up at sun devastating which was pretty cool to see them right in the youtube. Crowd was not ready for this. They'll all i think the first ten rose got ripped up in past backwards the row of seats past backwards. They created their own mosh pit. So rages over in sign for you to to come out now. Tell me if this was the entrance that yusaku. That was a stadium to correct it was it was the giant disco ball. The turn into the whole thing right. So they're on the. We'll say the east side. I'm on the we were on about the fifty outline forty-odd line to the left and bano comes from the other end of the stadium spotlight. He has a boxers robe on and it's like a boxer entering the ring he's throwing jabs does the whole hundred yards right but he's not running. He's got his all security gets up on stage does his little ali imitation throwing punches. Pose the hood off. You know doing his thing. And then he takes the rogoff and he's got on a fake one of those fake musclemen shirts like he has abs and pecs and so that was an arizona. Did you see the same show in massachusetts pretty much. So as much as i love you too. They do not vary their sets often first and foremost whether you want to admit it or not. They play to a backing track in their. Their shows are choreographed so they're not able to deviate from this script. Too far there are different. Different points where they can kind of go off script a little bit but by and large they view their concerts kind of as as a show. Yeah so it's not. It's not like a pearl jam thing that that look pearl jam they they actually make their settling about an hour before they actually go on. They have no idea what they're gonna play in many many times based upon how they're feeling they may pivot left. They may pivot right. And i think that part of that is depending upon. How is the crowd reacting to it at the app that they need something more fiery they need to take it down a notch. They can they can call audibles and you. You can't do that. there's too much. Technology is too much coordination with the backdrop the big screens the lights and all that stuff in the pop was the first time at least for me that i saw you to where i was like. Guys what what. What are you doing that there were. There was some good points in that show. But i wanted to see you know the band that i fell in love with that. Were kind of You know humble in and did their thing you know. I mean if you think about the first number of times that you and i saw you too they basically had nothing behind them except the backdrop no lasers no lights no smoke bombs. No bad all honored zoo roper. That really started zoo roper than the achtung baby and then you know so echo about the outside is america and by the way just for the record you got to see rage against the machine as the opening band which is dead cool. You know who opened for them in foxborough the fun loving criminals sleek we guide around regard fun. Rob banks will be snacks. I liked the with criminals. Yeah you're over rage against the machine. No but i wouldn't mind seeing the fun lovin criminals. I like that. I like then. They had a big stadium. The i don't think they're stadium. Ben back to okay computer. So ed o'brien guitarist. He estimates that eighty percent of that album was recorded. Live like that's it like. We're not going to go back and add it. We're not gonna you know more or less the always get to touch something up sure it. They recorded it live. Emi said the record was uncommercial and difficult to market right. It reached number one in the uk album charts and debuted at number twenty one on the billboard. Two hundred so much for those record label executives say the same record. Exactly what is this. The same record executives that that turned down joan jett and the black cards the beatles. How many times were you to turn down. They don't know thin or they're talking about you. Know what the issue is whether this record. It doesn't sound like anything that's out there right now. I can't i can't place it. I can't get my arms it. That's the fucking point man. Get your ass. So i talk twenty one albums of nine thousand nine life after death. Notorious b i g rest in peace biggie urban hymns for the verve. The one that got them in trouble no not urban was before that right now urban hymns is fifty okay then you had them then to undermine which is a great great record moving on. No no no. You can't because you don't like it. I'm dismissing it. Bob dylan had a return to he did. He didn't win the record of the year for that or the album of the year. You're dismissed. I'm dismissed him. Disney little bad news. While bob dylan popped up just recently come on. That's horse shit saying three three weeks ago. Three weeks ago he was sexually assaulted me in nineteen sixty five. Hey listen anyways. Then you had. The prodigy came out with the fat of the land. That is a bomb bomb album in calabria's household that was that was known as the the crab song the crab album. My kid i loved loved. That record yeah. Fire status magma. Bits up i forget what the other hit off. It was three with me with me. Up in prodigy wouldn't have been anything without the dj. He.
"2000" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Really caught a bad rap but like anything just kind of i think it lasted from ninety five to two thousand and to take that was like it's kisic started getting watered down in companies started bringing in all these bands that they wanted to have that sound but and then that was it. I think i saw an interview main from tool who just trashes new metal think it should exist. Thinks it should have its own list. It shouldn't be lumped in with anything. Yeah he's really not a fan of this new metal. Yeah i mean you know for me. I liked some of the songs and you know outside of that. It just didn't do that that much from ami to me and it's just to me. It just lacks soul. Well i don't know. I mean soul as far as feeling it i you know i sat alone is it seemed superficial and i don't know it just didn't it just in touch my soul. Let's put it that way. Yeah nothing against them. It wasn't my thing. Maybe it was because i was getting older. You know maybe. It was a little bit out of touch. But i didn't. I didn't really get it. I've seen all of those bands. I actually kinda saw all of those bands in one weekend. We can talk about that a little bit later. Right right i i love. I loved. I loved rage against the machine. If they're not at all like you said they are their own entity and this definitely other own entity their their own thing. But corn olympus skit and all that stuff just didn't do that much for me right. Well then i won't be taking you to a corn constant anytime soon buddy. I know i know it's a case of ask for. Hey if i. If i were down there we were hanging out in. Corn was playing exclusively. Go absolutely and you had love it. You're talking to a guy that was a wing man and went down to see michael bolton. Kenny g. oh my god. If i'll do that. I'll do anything god by the way kenny g. New metal listen. They gave best heavy metal album to also never be forgotten. Scott the it guy. He's busy tonight. He contacted he'll join for cornyn. Limpets down absolutely limpest guitar there on a little bit of a rebound now since the lollapalooza they kind of picking up steam again So what what was that. A get up that he came out with kind of the hottest agro out in the i. Guess he wanted to rock the seventies retro look and he pulled it off you know. I threw me off a little bit. At first everybody off. He was on people magazine. They did know then in now so hey good for him for reinventing himself right. I guess when you're in your fifties. Steve really shouldn't be wearing a baseball hat backwards. You know it's like it's like men wearing like who bearings or airings out ninety nine. They still do it today. I don't know to each his own. Be yeah to each his own. So let's see. Let's get into this one nineteen ninety-seven top twenty one albums and we're probably going to stop on this one for for a minute. I'm sure and i say that sarcastically. Because that was when okay computer came out radio ads. Birth into the stratosphere totally different totally different from what was at the bends came up before that those are driven. You know okay. Computers a beautiful beautiful album. I mean just the the the this the way was done. it's just a beautiful albumin. Why i think you said it right. You know i mean look. The benz has a couple of great songs on pablo. Honey was a ban. That was just getting started. You know they had their hit with with Crate but but there's there's radiohead pre k. Computer host okay. computer okay. Computer is when radiohead became radiohead. When they started experimenting they started stretching the boundaries. They start and i've said this again. I know i say a lot of things. Like you've heard me say this. For years radiohead. The most talented group of musicians in the world was kind of regarded them as the pink. Floyd of the nineteen nineties. You know very experimental very ambient than some situations but if radio had hadn't taken that left hand turn with okay computer. I'm not sure that they would be around today. I who records they were. They were okay. You know in the bands has got some great stuff on. I mean fake. Plastic trees is in high and dry fantastic favorite songs of up from radio. Play those know what you one of the reasons. Why hate radiohead. And i don't hate radiohead. But why eight radiohead woah. Because they made you to try to go experimental then they couldn't pull it off not only that but they made rem go experimental and they couldn't pull it off. They were blatantly. They would never admit it. But but you were blatantly following you know with with rem. It was revealed. I know up in with you to you. Know they did. They had the whole. You know pop record trying to you. Know just trying to keep up with the times or patch. Just do what you do man. Just do what you do. And they were they were trying to keep pace with nobody but radiohead with a pop came out and what ninety seven ninety six nine seven. Yep i actually didn't. I didn't not like that album. I still don't not like that album. You know this was different. There's high points and low points. Yeah the the cool thing about the pop record. Is it translated a lot better. Live lysol idiom. Yeah the song gone or the song please which most people even even youtube fans don't necessarily know those songs were tremendous tremendous live. But you know people a lot of people. Just dismiss that record. They wanted to josh. Retrea or achtung baby and youtube was intentionally trying to go in a different direction trying to be more experimental trying to be progressive and i think it was bano when the album didn't do as well that said you know what you start is now it's gone. See you ruined the supernatural reference. I'm sorry continue. So you know that you know after the The pop album didn't do as well made the comment that you know. Look you to fans. They're just not as cool as we think they are. A good one own that midnight train gioja host..
"2000" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"Came with no code auto rates. Nothing's bad album. It's not getting the wa. it's not. It's not my favorite pearl jam. And dave math use came up with crash. That was his breakthrough song right. Yep yeah i'm last som- last week tremendous just absolutely tremendous i've done cinemas he is he one of those guys that plays for like three hours. This to regular at regular said is not the right way to put it. Because he's not he's not the type of guy that plays the same set every night right so he came. He came to gilford new hampshire at the bank of new hampshire pavilion page. Play two nights in a row between the two nights. I think he played close to. I dunno let's say it was forty five songs and repeated none two completely different sets. We've spoken about that too. I think pearl. Jam has the ability to do that. what other bands do that. I know the grateful dead could do that. Like they could play ten shows in a row without playing the song twice but so that was ninety. Six right in ninety six was kind of the beginning of another genre of music. That i like and i always have which means i always will but ninety around ninety six was really the birth of new metal right now new metal well instead of explaining. I'll tell you like the most influential nu metal bands right. So you have lincoln park and you know what they all have in common. Not all of them. Limpest get the deaf tones. Slipknot peo- d. mud vayne corn okay. I'm pretty sure. Most of those bands other than cohen. All use a dj right. They all have a mixed going in the background. So new metal is born and probably the three benzes stood out the most is corn limp biscuit and probably slipknot slipknot still has a has a big fallen but slipknot started fading away from that but the thing about new metal was it was it was so and that that's the beauty of metal metal probably has more genres and its tree. You know what i mean. It probably has more genres under it than any other genre of music. If it's the metal has it you know it's a it's a. It's a broad spectrum right so so so you have kind of the early metal with sabbath and judas priest and then you have. That kind of edgy. Three chords from acdc. And i don't know. Do you consider van halen metal. Nah i consider them rock. They could be metal but they're rock but the originators of new metal were undoubtedly a rage against the machine. That wrap that zach de la rocha the way he sung songs behind that. Tom morello's why he's not considered well. He is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. He is a great guitar. Playing and tim. I can never pronounce his name. Com com around. Something like that watson cake and what's his name Tom wilk brad will on drums. That dude is he played with sabbath that dude's a beast on the drums so rage against some sheen kinda breaks the mold in start their own type of music and of course anything bands wanna follow record. Companies wanna follow. Tom morello's osaman and interview and he said The difference between them. They're not they don't consider themselves new metal because they have a message all the songs that a message had meaning the new metal kind of went in the direction of fun girls and like you know the limpest stuff but they definitely birthed it corn who never really wrapped and they never had a dj. So i don't know how they get stuck in that new metal they kind of are you know i mean you know. Part of it is just the time when they came out and they kind of ran around with that that same crowd. They all run around together. You're right yeah. What about what about rob zombie. What about white zombie. not metal. that's heavy. Yeah that's that's definitely not. That's not new metal. No way white zombies That's heavy that's that's heavy rock right there. That's he's he was never considered In any list of new metal. I've never seen him on a list of new metal. You know home difference of opinions. Scott the it he commented in they toured with new metal groups and the crossovers well new metal groups stored with corn like the deaf tones. Deaf tones very underrated band in. Actually chino moreno the lead singer for the deaf tones. He they asked him about this. The new metal in the end he said. Here's you know where kids growing up in in like with nothing. We're in kind of the hood. If you wanna say he said and they were listening to hip hop they were listening to rock. They will listen to a little bit of everything. And that's what new metal is. It's basically these kids just got everything and put it into one big pot and made it work but it caught a bad rap lose.
"2000" Discussed on Milk Crates and Turntables. A Music Discussion Podcast
"And once again technical difficulties. Strike the podcast. Welcome to the podcast. this happened. This happened last week to the podcast. This this episode. we're going to talk about. We're gonna finish the nineties. We're gonna finish our from ninety six to two thousand and without further do let me bring on my co host the The guy that had front row tickets to every show of the lilith fair my buddy exactly calabrese until fair stopped at the gate. Of course guys work. Of course i didn't paint back then so different crowd running with a different crowd now Running with those crazy painters ready to do a good show. Yeah absolutely. I'm excited little last thing. Very very epilepsy. Yeah yeah youtube. Glad we answered the phone anyways. Although i gotta tell you before we get into it tough tough. Stretch ninety six to two thousand tough stretch. There was some interesting things that went on You know what let. Let's start off with the top i'm gonna just. I did the top twenty one albums of nineteen ninety six. But i'm not gonna read them all. I'll start off with the score by the fujii's came out nine hundred ninety six huge album for them huge album. Yeah killing me softly. That was the emergence of lauren. Hill is a superstar miss hill utterly back came out right all eyes on me by two pack. Now this is it anemia. A nema nema by tool. I never could pronounce that name. I nema eight you can. Im egg right. Yeah yeah an ema sublime. Debut album came out nine hundred ninety six at jay z. Came out reasonable doubt. Let me see weezer with pinkerton outcast at a at a big album with eighty eight marilyn manson anti christ superstar. I always liked marilyn. Manson you like. Do you like So i i've actually seen marilyn manson a couple of times and i actually saw sign on the anti christ superstar tour which was a very controversial at as you know what it was. It was kind of a cool thing. You know back then to be part of something that was that controversial that it was so controversial that it was almost in a weird way historic so does mark. He definitely he was kind of the madonna of metal right. He knew how to stir it up. He knew listening. Yeah and you know there. There are some of his songs. That i that i really liked. The you know freak show and even the beautiful people. I think is great glass. It's it's amazing you know. Now there's some of the stuff like the cover. The of the arrhythmic songs rooms was not not my favorite quite like i could see where he was going with it for sure. That's a great video man. Yeah let's marilyn manson video sweet dreams. It's a great video for all the maybe for all the people that that had you know growing up they were they were kind of picked on or what for whatever not fitting in. It's kind of a revenge video right now. They walk into the party and just do takes by the face. It just gives them the frontal anyways so evil empire rage against the machine. Great album all their albums. I posted something the other day name band that has that has never done a bad album. Some people said the beatles i think. Yellow submarine is questionable. It's kinda thrown together. It's a soundtrack on track. I'm not sure that you can even count that. Yeah that's why. I said i'm not. I don't sit and gasoline but in this kind of on the fence on it. You know it's like you said you. listen to. I listened to it. I went back and listen to us. But to your point. I mean there. There aren't many bands out there that have gone through their career with without a clunker rage against machine. Never put out a bat album. I don't scott no. I don't think they did. I don't think they put out a bad album some people. I don't think there are some people that didn't get their arms around peasants right. That's actually my favorite zeppelin album. What what i was gonna say is i don. I don't think that makes it a bad record. You know it's just it's just different. I think one of the reasons why presidents holds up is. It's one of those records that didn't get overplayed so as a result of that kind of had some staying power so we just got interrupted by scott. The it guy. He's finally here you know he's finally watching the show. Yeah yeah you know this guy's best podcast on you porn. Not this is a guilt visit from him. Put his notice in today. Oh we're gonna not not with this podcast. Though now. he'll be here forever. This is going to be our our connection. This is it buddy or only connection. We'll we'll talk after the. Let's let's scott. I'm gonna do something. I don't want freakout. I'm not gonna i'm gonna pick up my guitar but i'm not going to touch it. Thank you for the audience for the people listening. Jags excellent guitar player. Just not during the podcast. I love jack's guitar playing. We've actually done that. We have these parties. I've gone on stage with them and we did up hanging in it was it was a hit and but podcast that you know what you and i with the guitar. It's kind of leaking into the the marriage thing you know how many times deb. And i had a conversation where i've wandered off and just started playing chords. She's like where the hell are you right now. We put that fucking thing downs. Just pay attention to me so let me see what else did we. What else came Fiona apple came title. I thought she and i think that yes. She god best new artist. Maybe that's no artists. Yeah what what a talent she isn't. She's very very underrated ric loose. You can't find a recluse. She even went on tour like a couple of years ago before they even even her later stuff like her. Last record was really good like she puts out quality stuff. Because i mean when you're a great singer you are great singer right and it's not like acting band So she she put that out. Let me see what else. Oh well we. We spoke on this boat. Six episodes ago New adventures in hi fi rem nah. Let's see i won't do it. We're gonna play a sound effect.
"2000" Discussed on Z104
"2000 and was like yes, R Kelly has STDs STDs right? More than one. Okay, multiple, multiple and tone R. Kelly. You should Use protection and tell Yes. Then he says R Kelly would fly him the doctor right to wish concert because he would not wear underwear with leather pants and he would have a flare up and the doctor would have to put Some sort of crazy. How much money are you making your head? We're going to go Do that. Get brain. Oh, my God. He would diligence He would go to dinners and concerts. No, no with him and his wife and they would go like he basically R. Kelly would basically fly this guy to the Grammys or whatever. But listen, I don't care who you are. I am not Putting cream cream on anybody's based on because I am I just I'm not doing it. I'm not doing it. So he said he would tell her Kelly, you can't like this guy is saying this how loud he goes, I would tell Mr Kelly to please wear underwear when he was leather pants because you're Area brought rights shaping right and then R. Kelly would like literally say, Hey, I'm going to book you a first class flight. He said that he had to order so much of the blue pill, which was about contracts that he knew the Walgreens phone number by heart. Okay, it Where's the trash Can? This is? Wow, So that and yeah, There's other stories like the now they're bringing up girls. It says that they were 15 years old and they had to wear like Girl Scout uniforms and boy. I mean, if you want surviving R. Kelly, you're seeing a lot of that stuff. I'm just mind blowing first off. This dude knew he had STDs didn't tell nobody right, which is insane. And then you're flying a doctor like you can't put the lotion on yourself, right? Like when Puff Daddy came in the studio. He had a lip balm guy, Remember? Heard about Kelly had a Yeah. Drugs across.
"2000" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"2000. That's right. It's the year 2000 When we all became, Why do U K survivors and, uh, I made it through? I feel like You know, Jeff, we should all you know, Raise our hands. Did you make it through Y two K. All right, And that's a throwback for sure. Well, it's funny when you think about it, because 2000 the year 2000 When you say it. It doesn't seem like that long ago. But when you start talking about Chad's as in hanging chads, right, Um Americans watched the first episode of Survivor. Erin Brockovich. What a great movie that hit the big screen there. There are a lot of things I'm looking at here, Jeff that actually happened a long time ago. You know, when you think about it, how time flies. Um you know that was 2000 and that you know, I I will admit, as much as I was skeptical that the whole world is going to collapse because it was Turning to the 2000 year. Um, I think I did withdraw $1000 cash from the bank. Just in case just in case. I think a lot of people were cautious, but cautiously optimistic, perhaps right? Yeah, it was just It was interesting, Interesting time because people get wrapped up in the lock the The hyper nous of what was going on at the time and get a little out of control. And now think about something like that would happen now, with the prevalence of social media, which was not nearly as prevalent back in 2000. Absolutely not different world now. Well, and some things to think about. Back in 2000. Median home value was Just under $120,000, a stamp. It cost 33 cents and the average rate of a 30 year fixed mortgage 8.5% Jeff. So let's changed since the year 2000 what's changed in the life of a financial advisor since that year, though, Jeff Oh, God, Um, when we look at hello. That's interesting question. I'm sitting here. All right. What's the most important thing? Here's one issue that comes to mind that wasn't anywhere near as prevalent back in 2000. The Internet because now so many people feel they can just go on the Internet in search for something, and sadly, too many people actually believe everything they read on the Internet. Which is kind of a stretch. You know, in a lot of cases, so I think that has changed a lot. I think when you look at the advent of all the technology that we've had developed since then there have been some great tools that have been created for financial advisors. You know, Megan, you know that we've used the risk Allies software to determine the level of risk somebody has in their portfolio as well as their comfort level with threat, So I think they we've been fortunate enough where there's so much more technology that has been created since 2000 that really help us as professionals. Do a better job for our clients. So maybe some good and some bad when you talk about the technology, right? Yeah, like anything else That could be pros and cons. That's true, you know, entering a new millennium. That wasn't the only big thing to happen in that year. 2000. That's the year we're focusing on its when we saw the dot com bubble inflate, and then it burst in just a matter of months. Was not a good year for the stock market. And Jeff, You remember this? It ended 9% lower than where it started that year. What lessons were learned? Do you think from the dot com bubble? I know a lot of our listeners remember? Well, let's what happened before 2000 is a real question in the nineties, the market stock market was like a rocket ship. I mean, it just took off like crazy. And then when we got to 2000, and we have the Y two K hype and all of that, and then the next year, the market came down. And then it came down again and no. One and then again in 02. So over that three year period, the market was down over 40% well, that that scared the daylights out of a lot of people and a lot of people pulled their money out of the market and didn't want to put it back in and then systematically. The market came up a little bit of a blip, and then it kept going up through seven. And then what happened? Well, we had to repeat. Starting the fourth quarter of seven, The market was down substantially roughly about 20%. It was sound another 37% in. Oh, eight kept going down into March of nine, and then it hit the trough. As we call it, that was the bottom and then it started going back up. So the real question becomes since Oh, nine. What's going on with the market place? Well, the markets up like over 600% since then. That's an insane amount of growth. In a matter of 12 years Now, when you say that in coming from a financial advisor people might be saying, Well, why would you say it's insane? I mean, look, I mean, it's been no period of time in the market that has been as significant as the last 12 years. So when we look at that You know, what do you do with all the money that's been created? That's the biggest question right now, because too many people feel well. The market's great It's been great for 12 years is going to keep going well. I'll look in the review mirror and absolutely agree. It's been a great ride for the last 12 years. Now, looking out the windshield. I'm not quite as optimistic long term We do feel optimistic for this particular year as we think it will be a good year and then what happens to the year after, but we we need a plan and it's prudent. When you have a strong run up in value. It's prudent to take some chips off the table. Even a gambler knows if they're way ahead in the proceeds and the winnings. That it's smart to take some of those winnings off the table, and the old term is well, take what you put in off the table at least because then you're playing with the house's money right so you can look at the stock market in a similar manner. Where you invested so many dollars and how it's grown so much. Well, now what do you do? Maybe an adjustment to maybe reduce your level of risk as we go forward whereby you can still gain as the market goes up, maybe not quite as much as you might have, if you're in a higher risk portfolio, But if it does go down, which let's face it, the market always goes up and down. We don't know when that's the problem. So stacking the deck in your favor to lessen the blow when that next big downturn comes is significant, and we believe that's so important, and we can show you mathematically that lowering your risk over time. Is more productive than getting higher rates of return in the best years in the market, and it's kind of interesting when you when you look at that math, So here we are, in today's environment marked it's been fabulous. Well, maybe now's a good time to take some chips off the table. If you'd like to consider that we'll just determine if you have too much risk right now. Give us a call. 41 207 200 Just leave a voicemail. You want to come in for a visit? Or you can text the word visit to the same number 41 207 200 Denise will reach out to you schedule a time for you and your spouse that come in or if you're single, come on in by yourself or your best friend or your mother or whomever it might be that you rely on for your Financial advice will be happen to meet with you here with one of the advisors here.
"2000" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"So there was no discussion with remo williams but yeah i think you're right though as a spy film. There is a spy thread and it stronger than some other films. We've tackled fall thoughts. I feel like it's just not very strong so for me. It's an but you know what we also said no to The man from uncle which was a fun movie as well like. I think you could do a lot worse than doing an evening. Watching movies like man from uncle. Charlie's angels you know men in black like some of these more light fun ones. And you know. I don't know that charlie's angels had like the cultural impact that say like our man flint had But it is a noteworthy movie with some value behind it and i think it Opened the door to a lot of better movies. And it's nice to see a female lead female driven film walk and is successful and it gets a sequel and everything's great about it. I like that. I wanna see more of that. Please but yeah i just i know if it holds up against west sure. I am genuinely excited. Though end some franchises we know it's diminishing returns like i can't say when we finished men in black that i thought boy can't wait to see where men in black two or three rigo whereas i really am genuinely curious to see how this franchise evolves going from this will be into the msci directed second one and then see how little bit banks takes us material and reformats it because when i saw the You know the elizabeth banks film you know a year or so ago. I had very little memories of this movie other than specific scenes. But now actually examining the style of this movie. I'm really excited to see how it's changed up in the In the reboot. I as usual. Haven't seen it so that will be fun. I it does. This does remind me of law in a lot of ways of the man from uncle like stylistically really enjoyed the film. I think he did the things right. It was fun punchy. It just sort fell flat in a couple of key areas to make the norquist but it gets a recommendation for me nonetheless to watch it. I think this. I think if you've just finished listening to this well done for making it way for each treat yourself with charlie's angels two thousand listen to that soundtrack. Great great acting Just a fun phil and that's exactly what it is..
"2000" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"She's definitely has a pretty high profile at this point and she was a very big draw for youth audiences and i would have to imagine. That's incredibly appealing to sony's that she could draw in that. You know teenage and twentysomething crowd. And i think not foreshadow but i think that was maybe the target audience. I would have to think so judging from the movie but so the script that was put together the i would say temporary script was by ryan rowe who had done the cult film tape heads with john cusack as well as some disney tv adaptations of the love. Bug and computer were tennis shoes. It was also written by ed. Solomon who had done men in black and the bill and ted franchise so the script was pretty much unused by enough. I guess to get the go-ahead If that makes sense to this wasn't a scripted show. This is just now letting this was the credited script but no so what happened. Was that at this point. They start looking at casting drew. Barrymore brought in cameron diaz who had turned it down a few times but very more personally got cameron diaz to sign on Then they were looking to cast the alex role and they really wanted angelina. Jolie and joey was not interested at all. She ended up doing tomb. Raider i think the same year or maybe the following year they also talked to catherine zeta jones. Jada pinkett smith tandy newton ashley judd angie harmon ultimately. They went with lucy. Liu who at this point was actually quite popular on the show. Ally mcbeal But llc lou was not. I guess a proven quantity at the box office. So and i think that was very much reflected if you look up. The disparity between the drew barrymore and cameron diaz vs lucy. Liu it's quite evident when might just telling everyone won't that was one of my research was the the pay disparity in it's quite big Yeah what was it's got while. I haven't got cameron diaz drew barrymore's to the number but i know cameras had the most in the drew. Barrymore has a little bit less but she also had a producer credit so she paid a bit more on top from.
"2000" Discussed on They Called This a Movie
"I'm just saying that. His the facts are correct. That there's rats. Were frosted punks. So of course they go off whatever one them but it makes the point. The point i'm making is the rats in the high in the great scheme of this movie. Serve no purpose. Because they don't teach them the rats themselves teach them anything they make a huge mess of everything and they're just really in the way. It's like a monkey's paw situation once again it's not hot woman. Nineteen eighty-four over again. They've asked for something that they thought was going to be. The answer to their prayers know the shopkeeper wishes for it while only asks for it because they had already asks for but didn't ask properly cinderella effect as they call it. It still makes no sense so then. The boys come in terrorize their entire lives and through that traumatic experience of having these rap boys they realize that they don't need the rat boys or boys in their life so they go to the next year's dance they say i'm with my friends. Who got this great dance. And we're just gonna live our lives. Not worry about what jennifer martin says and you know what now that we've stopped caring with jennifer martin things our friends. But then why do ride and touch show up as rod and todd got cool. That was used. God it's so we don't need boys and the final shot is is them with boys because they got the confidence that they didn't need them the rats don't matter the rats. Don't give them confidence. It makes no sense. There's no reason there's no reason to have these b and c plot either you. Could've you could've focused on that part. You know you're being right now. Who barney couple in the monorail episode. Ten letter nimoy. He didn't do. Rats are just sitting there saying it was the last great folly that they called. This movie ever embarked on again. I think you lose the whole hostage situation. Lose that. Get that gone. You get rid of the night and yet the night. Same night no night. The night the night takes up a minute of this movie so with you that the the the hostage situation takes too much time away from the rats. You need more apple you do. If you're gonna go with the night. i want the night to be like a wears waldo situation where he's just in the background of no consequence to the scene. He's just there. That's how you do it. You get rid of that. You get rid of losing rod because again means nothing means nothing. It's one of those things that is only there for a joke joke about the king's nephew. That's the only reason at whole plot point exists. I don't like it didn't like it. And even pokes off all in the story that they have to say you know they make fun of at the end..
"2000" Discussed on They Called This a Movie
"It's like trying to poke holes in the time time travel aspect of back to the future like who gives a shit. Just watch the movie but at least it's competent. If that's the only thing stopping this movie from being confident i could understand. Well it's that simple for rats. Yeah that's right. Listen if you're going to go down. Man i mean tom. Eberhardt is my zack snyder. He's my boss. I you know. All i'm gonna let you have it. They trap boys in the garage as they go to get ready for the dance. The rap worcester started learning how to speak properly as marcy gets ready for the dance. Mr sorek and the police show up s questions about the whereabouts of doris. But they're only evidence as a video tape that got eaten up by the vcr remember vcr's. I worked with them every day. So yeah they're not. They're not great. they're very annoying. Marcy mom tries to tries to get her to explain what happened but she doesn't believe her and she gets grounded for the trouble because he was about to admit it to the cop what was going on and then gets pulled aside. And here's a. Maybe i missed it because maybe i was looking away but at one point she says what if i told you. There's a night on the back porch at any turnaround. But i never see a shot of the back porch. They show the night or did i miss that. So you see the night in the window. I go to look. It's not there okay. I must have missed the shot of its seeing it. I just thought it was like there was just the one steady shot in the kitchen. It was hey the things out there. Well it's not out there now. They had the shot. Okay so i'll marcy is grounded door sneaks into marci's room says that she started being routinely she's going to put everything back to the way it was including turn in the boys back into rats. Marcy tells her not to be so hasty. Marcy also tells her that the cops are looking for her but they won't believe that she's still alive until she turns back into doors that's when doris reveals that she lost the ring just awareness. Meanwhile a summer realizes the guys are starting to learn to talk and dress themselves. Jennifer martin shows up. She tells summer that she's their escort..
"2000" Discussed on Roleplay Retcon
"I have advantis on ogre on my ship as well as those in a i in the mouse. Tin and Yeah it's it's gonna be fun when i listen. Listen i like it. I love it. You want some more of it. Oh yeah you will having spots and Gonna jesse if you want in appalachia thing because that would be amazing. Leasing been yeah. Let me Let me think me you one last time knowing the thing under that. Okay noga go ahead and do that one last time. Thank you me you one last time for letting use your music. It was really odd. Cast past let me tell you guys when this whole thing was taken off when we were discussing music been willing to put some bullshit on here. I don't even remember what it was but it was it was. It was the creators of my favorite song of all time. But i won't get. I'm sure but like he wanted to put some stuff like with stomach. Some heavy lyrical stuff. And i'm like knob in. You're going the wrong direction. i want. Somethin' i just want some instrumental just goodness some some tone. Some sweet tones and ben delivered with me you. There was nothing better for this series. It was actually actually. You probably continue to be featured in the podcast. Because one of the reasons i picked him was reviews. Hit a song of his in every series. It's like an easter egg. And so i'd like to keep doing that. So i like Did you the next thing. I want chintzy to do the next thing. Okay so the next thing. Is you talk about a writer's room so after every a long series like this. We always do a little bitty one episode writer's room where we just take a movie and talk about how bad it is in what we can do better if we were to a movie. We can't we can't conceivably wrap of a role playing game around right although we talked about it and then we tried with this one. I just There was no way. I could get us there. Yeah you can say what it is. It's yeah so. But when i was getting there sorry so the window we do in it comes out in. Two weeks is girls. And if you've ever watched showgirls. He's never watched it. I don't recommended but in stacey who also gave us one of our fan submissions for this episode. Stacey release cracking released the practice least the crack crisis stacee with us because she loves it and she has worked in the movie industry so she has got a lot of really good insight into that Specifically she worked for trauma. So yeah i recommend listening to it but like i said i wouldn't. I wouldn't watch the movie in five. Maybe you just want the trailer or something. I guarantee you most of our listeners. Probably know of showgirls. If they have directly seen it or not but yeah it's i needed nothing about it except that cow mclaughlin was it. Yeah idelson that's that's something. Yeah fair enough i. i'm just saying. I was unprepared. But yeah as a further a little bit about stacy. She does a podcast. The the drunk girls. Yes.
"2000" Discussed on Roleplay Retcon
"There's probably like a running. Gag that carlos who plays the tank somehow always still has one hundred. Hp his character is always fine and still perfectly swath after every battle when the rest of the party is limping along during wine. Really climactic battle scene. There is an abrupt cut away because arden's mom called and they have to talk to her and arden's mom talks for four ever so everyone else is just like chatting about school or something while waiting on them just refine in the bonus features. There's a version where you can switch the audio track to the kids voice acting their characters like it's drunk history. Carlos is fighter. Just sounds like carlos but becky's old lady. Wizard voice is perfection. I love that they should have done that. Perfect maybe they will. Perhaps i think either flip-flopping about like whether that's the best way to go or not. I don't think they should do that for the this. Chris pine me. It's coming out. They should absolutely do that for the tv show next to the next one. Okay through the next one been. This is from from ben not you not. Yeah this is from. I'm kidding this from alex's brother been blasio's whom i will consume energy one day but for now he says moore letting the party act as act as opposed to just ridley more magic magic better hook for ellwood into the party and the says we did on those points. Think naive in other been thank you. You didn't have to say not me. Not been are the next from stacey. Release the cracks on the twitter's richard. O'brien could have flirted with. Everyone just like alex did that is true. Yeah yeah see. That's a part where you didn't hold yourself back and it w- it better and i love playing him if you're not in the no the Silas was played by richard. O'brien in the movie. Who if you don't know who that is. Shame on you Probably the biggest thing we'd know from over here in the states is the rocky horror picture. Show he played riffraff and fucking wrote. He made it he or pictures that too. But yeah this is a great character. I debated on just doing his character flat from the movie but i went with my weird foghorn leghorn.
"2000" Discussed on Roleplay Retcon
"All right scrap it. We're going back episode during that point forward. Yes yeah we'll just we'll just edited in post doing it again. I'm august absolutely all right. Alex you do the next week because students needs through the one after that all right. Well we'll do this for jason danger. I can't pronounce that name at kerr chunk earn. Think you can just do chung jason danger. You know who you are sir he. He does a lot of different podcast. He is one of them. Were particularly. i cannot remember the name of which is not great but they do they go through like choose your own adventure books actual places right so bans got this bit circle bones go ahead and just read the whole just three the whole thing Role player on guests after super. Mario brothers all of alex's npc voices now sound. Like mario sorry not sorry but kinda sorry question mark yes. Mario destroyed me Mario i think this he posted this. I think after going as far as like episode six of the dungeons and dragons. So i think i think i got out of that by the end of a dragon's hope you only did it a couple of times back in there once or twice but i i steer that ship back in the direction that needs to be hopefully but also been not feeling this the meeting again by the way i'm reading once again not feeling of the jk corden. But maybe feeling a little ricky javale's anyway we shall see how this pans out this referring to two bins portrayal of mervyn bit. Recasting him as james corden was like the biggest mistake i've ever made on this podcast. Yeah i still don't i. Don't much care for ricky gervais like on a problem. But he would've been. He would have been a good acting choice. Yes yes. But like i think i just thought james corden would be good because he he is like like affect a fat guy and i wanted him to have like this sort of posh british accent but james corden is an awful actor just bad in every movie. He's in i guess probably a pretty okay. Like he's pretty fun dude and he's like probably a pretty good late. Night hosts not a good actor agreement. You like seriously hardcore when it comes. Soccer have won him dr. Why don't really like doctor. Who used try. Try i we offer. I didn't even know he was in your we is. He's eleven and he san tastic. That is okay. The eleventh doctor okay. You it's amazing. I watch all the name of tennant stuff and i still didn't like it so if i didn't like it then i was never gonna like it fine a tried. I've tried so hard is a good show that i just don't like okay friends. I can accept this jesse quick seriously. It's my turn. The one that i am going to read is from. Emily elizabeth lewis. She says okay so this is what she would do as a dungeons and dragons movie so this is not in response to what we did. This is this the heartache. So she said the frame story is a bunch of like thirteen to fifteen year olds playing the game. The cool fourteen year old is the narrator. The movie cuts to them regularly. Alah princess bride. For example. The wizards spell backfires hits the team cut to. Becky cursing her dice. And the other players mapping out how many points they lost..
"2000" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"Was a really awesome. Fight scene between the animal and riddick And then he got hurt. Yes everybody is already on the shape and they are waiting for riddick to catch up real estate behind fighting with those items so so g goes back for him. She goes back for him and again. She's you know she's saying you know i i'll i'll die for for anyone and relation. I mean the the crew anyone crew in and she does die in. Front of riddick aunt i see. I don't know if you see. But i see it in. Readers and riddick's is How you know that is the ultimate thing you could do for someone Give your life for someone is in. No one has done anything for him at all to now jump to the ultimate sacrifice were someone actually gave in this case for him. And i think that was appeal heartache for him and enforced the character to take different perspective. Yes and if it wasn't for that i don't think it would have come back in and grabbed jag and the and the religious man. No leto on as the truth. And i don't know if you know but well yes and no because remember when he finds out but like digital be topic of movie but we finds out that he has a bounty. You leads them were religious. Yeah so that's when he finds out of jack. So you kinda kinda gives a redemptive turning point to the character riddick. That's the true because before that he was a guy as you can see. That doesn't give a fuck about anybody. Stay on my way goal. My pace all get out and this is when we claudio black skin rips apart flown away in pieces what does he do. Five seconds later he stands up. Looks around like all right and then himself. Nothing happened coffee and that was a horrible scene. You know you you see her being ripped apart and screaming and both pieces being taken away in flight as warm whatever this shit if and he's just stands up like nothing really happened thank you after gomez was looking so. I don't know if you know this but this movie was supposed to be stand alone movie. Peach black and you of get the sense and all of you guys can't agree with me or disagree. Let me know what you think when you watch we or if you've ever watched it doors beginning you know when you start to beginning to the movie from the beginning and you you go through The did the tire movie in you. Get a sense that this was supposed to be a stand alone movie now. Window were filming. And i like to think. Because of i don't know if it was because of vin diesels acting or maybe it was just good writing but the character riddick got really interesting to wear while filming the movie because in movie he was supposed to die again and defined a character so intriguing dead during the filming of the movie day changed him to where he doesn't die at the end and they did it. Open ended to give a chance for sequels in the survivors. Were actually critical. Par of playing through the sequel. Exactly but you know. I always find that interesting. 'cause even when the movie ended they left it the possibility of a sequel but they didn't normal them knew it was going to happen or not. Yeah it is only after the success of the film. They decided okay. You know you guys were right in changing the ending of this movie Let's go ahead and do a sequel. so i don't know if he's maybe a combination of both maybe. It's good writing and a good acting from you. Know vin diesel. What is your thought. I'm mean did do notice. I didn't know that but Do you get any feeling onto this fact. Not to be honest for me is is the played out perfectly like i told you. I love all movies. I'll riddick so. I think he played out for the best. If will stand alone. Glad beaten now because dan. I don't see how he would come playing so greatly that he had a point where to go back to to retrain. Why he's being chased somehow the people from this movie the man is connected to he being searched. Yeah somehow so. I think you played perfectly any give. Give more content to the personality of riddick just up apex predator animal with no feelings. For shit on his yeah. He appears to be like that. Tough guy or anything but he has a soft side to in earlier. Drafts of this movie redick was supposed to be a woman the so there's a lot of things that was i mean i. I like to think that that was changed earlier. Now doing that. Put the one thing that i find interesting is the fact that really was supposed to die in. That was changed during filming. I thought that was the best choice to add. Think is far more cooler. The you don't have the dying hero but you have the guy that the guy you know God knows if we get another fourth really movies. I would go see. How are we going so you guys let us know what you think you know if you watch the movie. You haven't watched if you haven't watched watching us know what you think Can come to. You can reach us out on twitter You can reach us out on this court. 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"2000" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"The actors on screen. I like to think that that those parts might be harder then. A normal lit sits screen. Because you have to show the darkness yet. You have to show the phase So i like to think they had. I don't know i might be wrong. Maybe fully lit sits are a lot more harder to maintain regardless they have to measurements on the lighting and they have to show a lot of shadow on this particular scenes when the the dark. Not only that but if you notice and they use different colors true so they have the blue colors they have the green colors On it I don't know. I always wonder about that. colors especially when use does kind. Of course like they're very intense colors they bleed in so would they probably use filters because that's another possibility just use white light and use the filters right on the scene that you want him to be because even gifts editors more leverage yeah. I'd want to change their minds or something being a lie they can put a filtering any caller. Yeah yeah i i. I was something that i was wonder sins. I watched this movie in the theaters. How difficult you know. Is it more difficult for or a ported set will be a lot more difficult to maintain in a movie but just questions they have and i don't know anyone You know someone that is listening to work in the the business Reach out let me know. I'm i'm really curious about that. That's a very good question. Actually the question But but still you so after dad they kind of making it to a finish line now They arena where riddick a sweet liquid that he didn't kill johns and then he's just him caroline jag one boy and eamon and far away like he's actually dragging now all the power batteries on his own. The other ones try to rumble that full the life in the dark. Yeah and he can't really bad to the point where they had to go into a cave. Yeah his house and sheltered down which. I have a question on that too. Because these are obviously underground creatures would it be possible they would be able to hunker down for a day on that cave without those creatures And get getting to them. Maybe yes maybe no that. If you think about it if riddick which is kind of human we was able to roll up a rock. These things kicking him. Beating the heck out of that boulder Could i just taking it off to. And they are completely sealed from the outside so these animals can still smell ascension. Yeah that's that's the thing it is superior to they can smell and own and even stronger is the fact that he said you know because jack was bleeding and jack was in the cave so if there's a sense of smell either aching drill to the cave or figure out a way to remove that rotten which is is is the thing that i wonder and then and they're not fully still animals remember at the beginning of the movie. They're pooling caroline by the rope. Choose as having safety When she was trying to escape through the o. Side of the whole being pulled the hole so these things are smart enough that they have some sort of critical thinking abilities to resolve puzzles. Also yeah meaning. They can't get themselves enough obstacle out of the way. If you means their prey could still their mouth and this leads to another Another thing in the movie is to redick left them in that cave with a promise of going again help. I'm not entirely sure or remember exactly how that helps calm in. But we discover leader on did. What he had in mind was to just leave. He actually would have if carolina's to go after him. Another thing too. You know she she follows him. And i think there was. This was a pivotal point in riddick. Because he's trying to get her in. She's he's trying to teach her a life lesson dead. You know you know you don't trust anyone you know you're i'll for number one me only trust yourself. Come on save yourself. Lemme make it easy for you. Here's my hand. He even went down to like bring her into the ship and united to help her out so looking skate and as when she decided you know you know in was also a pivotal point for her to because remember from the beginning of the movie she was going to kill. Everybody and that would have been work. That wouldn't be really bad you if she would Would be able to kill everyone else she would be. She would not last as long as she did. She wanted to die. She will die right away so it's good that she was prevented from killing everyone. So now why. So people will point four character is because at this point she realizes you know what she did was really wrong but she's into redeemers tried to review in software and herself and she no. I will die for anyone here and this story leads to. There was one of animals that they came in There.
"2000" Discussed on Science Fiction Remnant
"We are science fiction remnant at podcast for scifi lower spending across books movies tv shows and games this season one episode thirty movie pitch black two thousand for january second twenty twenty one. Hello everyone and welcome to another episode of science fiction remnant. Thank you so much for. Coming back is muzola to us. We'll the findings habits was excited to listen to as he was for osman to create for you..