35 Burst results for "2001"
49ers top Saints 13-0, first to blank New Orleans since 2001
"San Francisco's defense set the tone from the opening drive, forcing New Orleans Alvin Kamara to fumble and holding the star running back to a total 13 yards rushing for the game. The mission accomplished Nick Bosa says the defense expected the saints to try to get their run game going, but shut it down. And whenever you do that, it's going to be a really good chance of making a team one dimensional. Jimmy Garoppolo through the game's only touchdown in a 13 zero victory as San Francisco became the first team to hold New Orleans scoreless in nearly 21 years. The forty-niners improved to 7 and four alone atop the NFC west. The saints fall to foreign aid. I'm Ben Thomas
Republicans close to taking House majority
"Republicans have won a slim majority in the U.S. House I'm Lisa dwyer More than a week after election day Republicans have now secured the 218th seat needed to flip the U.S. House of Representatives that returns the party to power in Washington and gives conservatives leveraged blunt president Joe Biden's agenda It also is likely to spur a flurry of promised investigations However a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for GOP leaders and could complicate the party's ability to govern Republicans are now on track to cobble together what could be the party's narrowest majority of the 21st century rivaling 2001 When Republicans had just a 9 seat majority the full scope of the party's majority may not be clear for several more days or weeks as
Kevin Spacey to face 7 additional sexual assault charges in UK
"Actor Kevin Spacey is facing more sexual misconduct charges in Britain With the latest Britain's crown prosecution is charging Kevin Spacey with 7 sex offenses that are all related to the same alleged victim in incidents between 2001 and 2004 Spacey now faces 12 charges overall in the UK He has already pleaded not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted three men between 2004 and 2015 when he was the artistic director at The Old Vic theater in London He's got a court hearing on December 16th on the new charges
Why Arizonan Voters Need to Cure Their Votes
"Let's talk about ballot curing. What is ballot hearing? So let's set the table what we were just talking about Charlie. If pima's drop for Carrie comes back, even moderately favorable, just above unfavorable. She's in this thing. What did Trump win that dropped by like 51 52? He won it. I think it was like 52, 48. And she's outperforming him and she's out there. She's outperforming. So if she gets a 54 or 55 vote drop, update of drops in pima. She's in this game. She just does. And that means that this race could come down to hundreds of votes. This could literally be Bush V gore Florida 2000. That's what we're looking at. That's what we're looking at. We're looking at Bush V gore. And now it all makes sense. That's why these psychopaths have walked this thing. It also makes sense the very vanilla tepid press release that Katie Hobbs released today. Well, here's the deal and let's not speculate too much, but let's talk about facts and how much this sucks for Republicans and why they screwed Republicans on this. So the process to cure ballots, curing ballots means that you're fixing your ballot. So if you sit in a mail in ballot, let's say you screw up your signature, or you have a random mark on it, or you don't fill it out properly, then they get set aside and they give you a chance to correct it. They gave you a chance to correct it. So they call you. They call you down. They vote or verify you, and then you're able to fix your ballot and get it counted. That's curing your ballot. Democrats have more. One second Andrew finished Tyler. Democrats have more than Republicans, typically, but Republicans are just really bad at this. We just basically most elections across the country. We just like phone it in, we don't do it. So right now I just came Charlie from the vote carrying center. We have literally hundreds, probably close to a thousand people. How do you lose if you have a thousand people ready to cure ballots on a Monday? Meaning like this is with strength. But it matters it matters who the person that needs their ballot curious. So there's a story that just came out today. We're going through the list and I won't say if it's a Republican or a Democrat, but they just discovered that a guy has been dead since like 2001 that had his votes in and that needed cured.
'Defenders of the West' Author Raymond Ibrahim Shares His Background
"Raymond Ibrahim, welcome to the program. Hi, Eric. Great to be with you. Thanks. Don't be nervous that you're sitting in for John's mirac. Others have done it before. Many of them have died, violent deaths. But I'm just saying, just put that out of your mind. But when John's mirac raves and raves about someone, it's really not difficult to us for us to understand, we need to get this person. And so we're just really grateful to you for coming on. And tell my audience a little bit about yourself. I mentioned that you're the author of a brand new book called defenders of the west, the Christian heroes who stood against Islam. What is your own background? I know you have an Egyptian background as well. Yeah, so my family is the cops Coptic every time I say that word coughs have to people ask me what precincts I come from, but cops Coptic of course the indigenous Christians from Egypt so my parents immigrated to the United States in the mid 60s. I was born and raised here. Because of that background being coming from a Christian minority sect from the Middle East, surrounded by Islam. I was always interested in, of course, in those issues, but then in college, as you mentioned, Victor David saints and was my professor for many years and I'm proud to say a friend and mentor and so forth. I naturally gravitated towards history, military history, and then long story short in 2001 when I was writing my master's thesis with the Victor Davis as Victor David Sanchez my chair. It was actually about the first military encounter between Islam and the west for really Christianity, Christendom. And because I was employing the languages I was studying, Arabic and Greek and so forth. And anyway, long story short, and then that's when 9 11 happened and I went to Georgetown university, studied there for a little bit in their contemporary center for Arab studies, which is, as I later found out, it was very ideologically charged. And I left there. Despite stellar performance, I might add straight age, but I had to leave there just because of the political reasons and then I got a job at the Library of Congress in the near east section where I dealt with Arabic materials and other Middle Eastern languages. Sounds writings by Al-Qaeda in the early 2000s and long story short. That got translated into my first book, the Al-Qaeda reader,
World's 1st space tourist signs up for flight around moon
"The world's first space tourist wants to go back into space In 2001 Dennis Tito became the first person to pay his own way for a ride on the International Space Station I'd been there done that The now 82 year old tells the AP he and his wife signed up for spin around the moon on Elon Musk's starship Any time you fly in space you're taking a risk And it may be that you know 99% chance you come back but there's a 1% chance you don't Tito sold his investment company almost two years ago He won't say how much he's paying His space station flight costs $20 million I saved up my money over the years and this is one of the things I'm doing just like somebody else might be going skiing No date has been set Tito says the contract with SpaceX includes an option for flight within 5 years He would be 87 by then I'm Ed Donahue
Rebekah Koffler Discusses a New Generation of Warfare
"Have run proof of concept, right? This is another one that I described in my piece on the Fox digital Fox News digital website. They paid attention, they being the Russian military strategist and planners to an event that actually occurred in the United States in 2001 around Baltimore where a train that carried hazardous materials had an accident. And what happened there was a spill and a flood, and then completely derailed the entire transportation corridor between Baltimore and New York for hours, but because of that, it wasn't just the train. It was communicated, telecommunications. It was it had cascading effect. And so this creature had and I said, wow, it doesn't take really much for the whole system to collapse. So that's the intent to do something like that. Well, it's declared if it's part of your doctrine, then it's not a secret, and I remember, my gosh, must have been 15 years ago, maybe 12 years ago, I think it was Estonia, a former Soviet republic that was taken by Stalin, was the first government in the world that went completely paperless. So they had a cyber government. There was no printing out of a gender meetings for the cabinet, the prime minister was very excited that it was the first IT paperless government and very soon after that happened. What happened? The system was hacked. Now who do we think hacked the former Soviet republic of Estonia that hates Russia? So
Long-Time TV Producer, Writer and Rapist Eric Weinberg Arrested
"Is it veteran TV producer and writer named Eric Weinberg? He's been charged with 18 counts of sexual assault by LA prosecutors. This guy worked for a long time on the TV show scrubs. He was co executive producer, also worked on California, he was initially, listen to this. He was initially arrested in July and released on $3.25 million bond. Was re arrested Tuesday and again, released on a $5 million bond. Do the tallies in your head. The charges are about a series of rapes that the cops say occurred between 2012 and 2019. LAPD says Weinberg was a predator. He'd single out women in the 20s and 30s in grocery stores, coffee shops, other places and try to convince them to participate in a photo shoot. If they agreed to have the picture taken by him, his MO was to rape them during the secluded session at his home. And of course, the studio is in his home. This guy worked a lot. I mean, this guy has many credits up until the end of the first decade of the 21st century. He was co EP for more than a hundred episodes of scrubs, show ran from 2001 to 2007. 5 time Emmy nominee supervising producer and writer on about another two dozen episodes of that series. His most recent credit was in 2016, exec producer of a comedy show called graves, guys, these creeps are right there in broad daylight. How much you want to bet part of the reason why he does this. I'm sure he has a compulsion because he's a perfect. But part of the reason why he does this, I bet he gets sick and tired and extremely jealous of seeing so many actors wine and darn beautiful women without any hard work at all.
Kay Rubacek Reflects on Her Harrowing Experiences in China
"Led you in your life to find yourself in 2001 in tenement square holding up a banner that says compassion. Well, I had been I'd been kind of sheltered from what communism was and then when I started in 1999, there was another persecution. So in China, there's been persecutions. The Communist Party regularly persecutes every ten years or so. Christians have been persecuted nonstop, faith has been persecuted nonstop. In 1999, was the latest one against the falun gong meditation group. I'd been doing those exercises for a few years. And then suddenly they're rounding them up and killing people for doing this, which to me is nonsense. How on earth can they do something like this? And so I needed to see it for myself. I heard that there was some Americans, actually, the first Americans that I met. I met on Tiananmen Square. And caucasians said we're going to appeal. Will you come? Well, anyone wants to come. So I came, I went on that day with a friend and it just blew my mind to think that I could be arrested for holding the word compassion on Tiananmen. Well, I mean, again, we have to be clear, folks, if you grow up in a place like Australia or the United States of America, you probably have no idea how evil things can be in other parts of the world or what others have suffered or are suffering while you're going about your life concerned about finding parking
If You Don't Get Angry, Something's Wrong With You
"But the reason I'm telling people this and I'm taking your time, John, is because Mario morelo spoke. A lot of people don't know who he is. Ladies and gentlemen, there are just a tiny handful of people like Mario Morello. I've never seen anyone bolder more in tune with what God is saying. I don't say that lightly. And what he talked about, you just got me thinking, John. The level of evil that is manifesting itself in the United States of America right now. When you hear about the government going after an organization like Christians engage dot org and saying, well, we're going to take away your tax exempt status. This is evil. And if you don't get angry at this, something's wrong with you. You're trying to pretend it's not happening. And by the way, that is about the most anodyne little thing you could possibly mention, but I just thought when Mario marlos spoke, he spoke about some of the genuinely wicked things done and there are people in the church convinced that somehow the Christian thing to do is to be quiet or to be nice. I mean, if somebody mutilates your children, are you not going to fight? Are you not going to stand? Are you not going to do? There are things happening that, you know, apart from the literal mutilation of children because of the transgender madness, if you don't speak up, if you don't get angry and say, I have an obligation to fight for what is right and true, the idea that I can't be political. You are absolutely hiding from reality. And I just want to be really blunt folks. God's going to judge us when we are silent in the face of evil. God calls us to speak. And not only will God judge you, I will judge you. I will be in the gulag for a couple of years before they finally come and get you. And when you show up, I will laugh at you. I will judge you. That's the most important thing. I mean, I tell you, forgive me, John, but you know, when you tell me that, that the IRS or whoever is trying to bother Christians engaged. It's another good reason to go to Christians engaged dot org, folks. Because we have to stand with those who are being persecuted and vilified, attacked in any event. Well, John. Well, I've got a piece at the stream that relates to this. And it's an unusual title. Is the Trump movement like Syria's Kurds and indispensable ally for Christians? Is the Trump movement like Syria's Kurds and indispensable ally for Christians? Like Syria's Kurds and indispensable ally for Christians. For Christians. Okay, let me guess. Yes. Yes. So I tell the story of two very similar Christian communities in very similar circumstances with tragically different outcomes. The Christians of Iraq had and the Christians of Syria as circa 2001 on September 11th, 2001. They were in very similar situations. They were dependent on the goodwill of secular Arab dictators. Saddam Hussein Bashir. The U.S. fights this pointless war in Iraq based on weapons of mass destruction that never existed. Our regime our occupation does not protect the Christians. The Muslims are infuriated that the American crusaders are in their countries. So they started attacking the local Christians who are hapless helpless scapegoats. They had all been disarmed by the government. Saddam Hussein, like a good tyrant, had gun control. America being good liberals, we kept gun control laws in Iraq. The Islamists like other criminals don't obey gun control laws. So they got lots of guns. The Christians of Iraq, obeyed the law, counted on the government to protect them, were slaughtered. Three fourths of the Christians in Iraq who had been there since the apostles, the churches have been there since the second century. Three fourths of Iraq's Christians were killed or driven into exile. And if you want to help them go to Iraqi Christian relief organization, they really do need your help. It's tragic because they were disarmed. They were helpless in the face of ISIS. When ISIS marched in the city of Mosul, which had 1.6 million people and tens of thousands of Christians. Like a hundred guys from ISIS took over a city of more than a million people because they'd all been disarmed by the government. Hundred guys took over a terrorized the city of 1.6 million people burned all the churches, drove all the Christians out, raped the women set up rape camps where they traded them. Horrendous tragic outcome. That is what happens when Christians trust a secular government that doesn't like them to protect them. And the secular government here in America clearly likes us less and less with each passing week. So as I've written and I've got a book on this coming out on this called God and guns versus the government, the more hostile the government becomes, the more important our gun rights become. Now let me tell the story of Syria. In Syria, do you remember the Arab Spring went to democracy was going to come to the Arab world? Well, how did that work out? Joey walked out. We have to go to a break here, but I just have to remind my audience just so that they're tracking with the conversation. The lunacy of the Arab Spring, the lunacy that the idea that democracy could break out in a place like that. The naivete of the people who put forward that narrative. And then we saw it collapse and they never bothered to say, oh, oh yeah, we were wrong about that. When we come back talking to John for the rest of the hour and more, don't go away. Well, I for one second, I've got an alarm going off. 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How Will We View January 6th in Hindsight?
"We are now more than 20 years away from 9 11. And we just had a anniversary of 9 11. And you know, I've always been struck by the fact that 9 11 is defined by a number. It's just 9 11 and everybody knows, yeah, that's September 11th, 2001. There's another event that's defined by a number, and it's sort of January 6th, or one 6. And what's interesting for me as I contemplate 9 11 is I think about January 6th. Is the real contrast. Now, some of the January 6th trials have dragged out a little bit, but the key word is a little bit. We are not very far away from January 6th of 2021. And yet you've got cases going to trial, you've got people who have been bludgeoned into plea bargains. I mean, the whole process is disgusting, solitary confinement. The process is really offensive and I think a real black stain, a black mark on American society, the wonder how history will view one 6th January 6th with the perspective of hindsight.
Jean-Luc Godard, radical French New Wave director, dies at 91
"Film director Jean-Luc Godard who revolutionized popular French cinema in the 60s has died He was 91 It was Jean-Luc Godard's debut feature breathless New York Harold tribune That made him the star of the French new wave cinema in 1960 Godard's partner Anne Marie Maeve says he died peacefully at his home in Switzerland today His handheld camera work jump cuts and other radical techniques at the time went on to inspire filmmakers at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival The writer director of in praise of love was asked about a quote he uses from St. Augustine The
CBS Spent More Time on the Queen's Death Than Remembering 9/11
"I understand it's sad that the longest reigning monarch died, can we go enough with the wall to wall coverage? You know that she's not going to get buried for another week. We got a week left of this. A week, there's a show I like on Sunday mornings on CBS. Sunday morning, with Jane Pauley. Their whole show yesterday was about Queen Elizabeth. Do you realize the date of yesterday's broadcast? September 11th. Mean anything to anyone at CBS? You couldn't spend more than a couple of minutes on September 11th, 2001, we are forgetting September 11th. We are forgetting what those evildoers did to our country. We are teaching kids about everything but 9 11. And young people have absolutely zero appreciation for not only the destruction of 9 11, but how unified we were, we forgot what that felt like.
Jim Serger on Life's Pivotal, Uniting Moments
"You sense from your rotting of this book that maybe this was an interest that hopefully there'll be a remembrance because right now, you know, someone who served in Congress, someone who's been around we're divided right now and whether people want to admit it, not admit it, whatever we're divided. What about these stories? Do you think maybe could help some of the younger people who didn't have a member so that unity coming together? And also for some of us who are older to remind us of this. That's funny you should say that because I interviewed a college student. He is 20 years old. Oh, wow. And I said, what does 9 11 mean to you? He said, in the day, I was in a crib that my parents house. So I have any recollection of 2001. He said, but when I entered kindergarten, first grade second grade, I remember saying the Pledge of Allegiance, I remember saying a prayer for them, all the fallen soldiers, first responders. So in his story, it wasn't about the day, it was about what happened the years on September 11th after that that he remembers as a young man growing up. And that's funny you touch base on that because my daughter is a senior in high school. As a matter of fact, I was talking with somebody yesterday that's a little bit older than her. Maybe a little bit younger than your daughter. And she thinks that COVID was kind of like that because she remembered going to work and then all of a sudden the next day they said, don't come to work. We are shut down out of the clear blue. And she's like, what am I doing? And so she correlated that day when America's shut down to maybe this day. Is it the same? Absolutely not. But it's the same thing for them. It's something that resonates with them. So the older generation, you know, my father used to talk about Pearl Harbor from his dad. Right. And whatever my grandpa communicated to my dad is what my dad communicated to me. Right. And then Kennedy was assassinated just like you referred to. I have to hear that first thought from my dad because that was 1963. I wasn't even born yet. My dad remembers going home. They were all dismissed from the Catholic school hearing from Cincinnati. So everybody went home. And back then, you all walked, so it didn't matter if you had school buses back then. Everybody trudged through snow on November 22nd anyway. So it didn't really matter. But he remembers where it was. And then the challenger explosion that happened when I was a freshman in high school, I remember being in that moment. So everybody has those pivotal moments in their lives as Americans that unites us or makes us open up the communication airways more.
Doug Welcomes Jim Serger, Author of '9:11 A Time to Always Remember'
"Jim sarker's with us. And he has written a book on 9 11. And I'm excited to have him with us to share about that book, but also share just a lot of what's going on around this because I know there's a special emphasis for this book as well and we want to get to that. So Jim, welcome to the Doug Collins podcast. Yes, sir, Doug, thank you for having me on today. I really, really, really appreciate it. I really understand we're coming to that special time and I say special time and I mean that in a solemn way. I mean in a positive way, but also in not a way of flippantly saying that. I think we look at it in many ways, what happened on that date changed a generation in many ways. And it changed not only a generation of my age because I was at that point. You know, in my 30s, you know, generations, you know, and you've gotten to know my producer. He was in, you know, before age ten, you know, my kids, my wife, your family's as well. Talk to us about your new book. Tell us what, you know, emphasize from it and, you know, who it's helping and then we'll just get into some specifics about it. Absolutely, sir. So the time is 9 11. So we see 9 11 at 9 11 a.m.. We see the time again at 9 11 p.m.. So for about four or 5 years leading up to me manufacturing or coming up with this concept, I kept seeing the time 9 11. So when I was an operations manager at the Indianapolis airport, I was searching an aircraft and when you're at an airport, you always want to know what time it is. For some reason, you have to know what time it is. And it seemed like in the morning when I was doing it, I would look, it would be 9 11. And then when I worked the late shift at night, two times a week, I would look in to be 9 11 p.m.. And I kept saying to my wife, there's got to be a rhyme or reason because when I see the time 9 11, I automatically think of that day of where I was and what we went through as a country in 2001. So about a year ago, I was watching a documentary on World War II, very compelling, very heartfelt, very powerful. And as soon as it was over, it was 9 11 p.m. and I looked at my wife, I say it's 9 11, and she said, Jimmy, you better get started on that book.
AJ Takes on Trump on Howard Stern in 2001
"Sit back and enjoy AJ versus Trump on Howard Stern may 11th, 2001. Donald Trump's on the phone. He can't call in tomorrow because of a flight scheduling problem. So he wanted to quickly get on the air. He is not coming in live. No, no, he was always calling him. I did not know that. Donald. How are you? Oh, by the way, arch enemy AJ Benz is here. AJ is a nice guy. I like him even though he said negative things about me in his book. This one shaft is worth. That's all. I can't believe it. Did you know you went after his girlfriend? Yes. I stole his girlfriend, but I didn't know I was stealing his girlfriend, Robin. He's so nervous. Nobody told me I was stealing your girlfriend. Nobody told me that was your girlfriend. I know. Well, you brought Donald guy, so I have to believe you. Wait a second. Isn't it one of the greatest things in the world to be able to steal AJ's girlfriend? You know what? I've always liked AJ. AJ rightfully can't stand me now, and I can understand that. But wait a minute. At the time, at the time, I did something that I didn't know I was doing. I had no idea what was AJ's girlfriend, and it's one of those little things. Okay, I moved to LA as a main car breakup. So she was a free agent. You know, even though he's still up. So I don't know. We broke up. But then I got back to town, and I approached all of the party at Charles Evans house. And I said, hey, this is not so long piece of me. I love this girl. Now, stay away. I had naked pictures of your wife a long time ago when I was a cool guy and gave me the shots. And he said, you're right, I'm sorry. Chuck Jones was sent in the Xerox. All right, go ahead, yeah. And I gained it on his AJ, he was stand up guy. Then he forgets what I did from now. If he was cool, he would have walked away. I realized you can't make any girls sleep. Of course. I understand that. But as a man's management said, it is plenty of girls out there.
Witness: Desperate R. Kelly offered $1M for return of video
"A former merchandising agent for singer R. Kelly has testified Kelly offered him $1 million to track down a VHS tape that allegedly contained child pornography I'm Archie's are a letter with the latest Charles Freeman told jurors at R. Kelly's federal trial in Chicago that he retrieved a videotape from a home in Atlanta in 2001 at Kelly's request Freeman says when he played it he saw Kelly and a young woman having sex Freeman testified under an immunity agreement that he threatened to go public with what was on the tape because it took years for Kelly and his associates to pay him the full $1 million he was promised Kelly is on trial for sexual abuse and obstruction of justice Freeman is expected to return to the stand Wednesday for cross examination
Reynolds 2 HRs; Brubaker, Pirates top Bosox, end 6-game skid
"The pirates ended their 6 game losing streak by salvaging the finale of their three game set with the Red Sox 8 to two Brian Reynolds hit a pair of two run shots including the 3000th home run at PNC park since it opened in 2001 Reynolds and Kevin Newman each had three hits and scored three times JT brubaker allowed two hits over 7 scoreless innings striking out 7 and walking none He entered with a two in ten record before helping the bucks drop the Red Sox a game under 500 losing pitcher Joshua kowalski was tagged for 6 runs and 7 hits over 5 innings I'm Dave ferry
"2001" Discussed on Cinemavino
"All right, we're going to have you be a tree. Just be a tree out there. You know, the cameras aren't you're in the background. It's fine. We'll find a scenic like overpass somewhere where you can see to the ocean and then just have him pose for a picture, and then get in the car and drive off. You know? But that was the height of his career too, right? Scream, I think. Monsters unleashed. I think was up there. What was the bushwhack? Was that 2002? Yeah. This was 2001. Taylor said what you just said again? Was he in bushwhack? He was in the movie where there was a bunch of canoes. There was a canoe and they were in the battle. No, no. Seth founder paddle? Seth Green, without a paddle. Oh, that was it. Who is the third? Matthew Lillard, Seth Green. It wouldn't have been Sean William Scott. Could you say Matthew Lillard one more time, please? Matthew. It was a little touch and go. Anyway, talk amongst yourselves. Anyway, I mean, that was like his prime time. He was a definite 2000. Yeah. He was a high demand D list actor. I was like, we need someone that we can just give a back of Oreo of two and do a film. We're gonna call Matthew lyric. Can we refer to that as a dude? Where's my car era? Oh yeah. God. I don't mean to be so critical of him. He just got on my last goddamn nerve. Speaking of critical, this movie is on Roger Ebert's list of his top hated movies. Really? And obviously, hated is one of the things I loved about him is when he, when he loved a movie, he was all in, like he loved it all the way through when he loved her bonsai. Yeah. And when he hated a movie, oh, he loved tremors. Tremors was three and a half star movie for him. He hated 13 dose. With a passion, you read his review, it is like it is like an ice bucket challenge with sarcasm. And sarcasm. Yeah, he hated this movie all the way through. And it's like, I don't feel that strongly about it. Just mainly Matthew Lillard's performance. That's most of my life. I didn't look at this one up. And this is not the right podcast to do this on. But Friday night that we did do a podcast on got a 92% on the tomato meter. And it's 76% on audience score. I went to mention that earlier, and I didn't see it here. 16% of you all need to have your heads adjusted. But 13 ghosts, what was the status of that? Let me check talk amongst yourselves. Tomato meter. I did think that the ghost hunter order name was David's character. Didn't really matter. She was pretty unconscionable. She squished. I thought that her transformation into the villain was a little bit clunky..
"2001" Discussed on Cinemavino
"I started but yeah, normally I speak from my D&D culture is they can use telekinesis that they can make objects moves or they can smash into people or make them move and still walk through objects. And they're going to be dispelled by iron or salt. Sure. Okay. Yeah, interesting. And then they said that it was the lord's prayer that was just written everywhere, which is in Latin. Yeah. Gotta be Latin. Interesting. Sure. Yeah. I also have that this is a mixture of very high powered actors like Tony Scalia booze and wings. We call him monk. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. I mean, he's been in some high pro. He's a great actor. I think he's really good actor. He really took off, though. Oh, yeah. I guess. Yeah. F Maria Abraham, who, like you say, it was salieri and Amadeus. I didn't say it in this one, but yeah. In the previous episode, he won the Academy Award for this? No. He also played Hannibal and loaded weapon one. 5 beans and a nice chilled fresca. Holy shit he did. Yeah. He was my favorite film. We're going to watch it at some point. Was he not in last action hero also? I think he might crazy. He might have been, I think he was. He was a villain in Star Trek insurrection, too, that oh yeah. Had to have his skin stretched to stay young. And super love that one. An odd numbered. It definitely was one of the weaker star treks, but he was the bad guy. But yeah, he's an Academy Award winner. And then you have embeth David, who was in Schindler's List. It's like, you have some. Yes. She was also the teacher and Matilda, I think. And she was in some Robin Williams film, was she one of the bicentennial man? But yeah, so the recognized cast and then there's Matthew Lillard. Gee. From scream. Scooby-Doo. Also, he's a big D&D fan and he has his own website. Beetle and grims where they have supplemental materials for Dungeons and Dragons if you want to go there. Matthew Lillard is. Wow. Can we appreciate that at one point in this movie, Matthew Lillard turns the group and says, let's split up. Yeah. No, he said, did he say that was a bad idea? Yeah, he said it was about it. He was my favorite character in this. So you enjoyed it more than I did. I don't characterize. You've seen it before, and he was like, fuck it, we're screwed and he just took his pills. He was like, nah, screw it, guys. I'm going to chill here for a while. And then he had a redemption arc. Well, he did literally see his own death in his mind. And he was like, oh, that's going to happen. He's just going to get bent over a bar by the juggernaut..
"2001" Discussed on Cinemavino
"And welcome back. We're just talking about 5 of the points. So this is our final Halloween film that we're looking at. What? Really? Well, final in our series, we're going to do a couple Halloween surprises for you. But in our regularly scheduled Halloween lineup, this is our final. 13 ghosts or E 13 ghosts. It has a 13 in the middle of it. That ain't chief. So this is a remake of a 1960 horror film that came out. Is it technically roommate? Is it a reboot? It's a remake. So one thing I was going to touch on later, but cool thing. So in the 1960s, they had special glasses that you could put on during the movie. And when you have those glasses on, you can see the ghosts. Wow. Yeah. So it's kind of like a 3D movie kind of effect. That's cool. So the inspiration they took from that was in this movie, the characters could only see the ghost if they had these special glasses on. That's cute. Yeah. So it was kind of a cool little inspiration from the original. But I haven't looked too much into the original one how that gimmick worked if that was like a red blue sort of that was a strange thing. But yeah, have you seen the original? No. I have not either. No. And I don't know how it would work now if you can't see the ghost without glasses from the 60s. Yeah. So this film came out October 26th, 2001. Roughly 20 years ago, almost to the day. On this day 20 years ago into black flame candle. So it's a little bit alarming that 2001 was 20 years ago because I feel like 2001 was like 5 years ago. Oh yeah. This movie age really well for 2001, right? It looks great. So it was produced by Robert Zemeckis and Joel silver. For those who don't know Joe silver produced the matrix films, he produced the lethal weapon films, die hard. So dude is a big deal in Hollywood. Robert Zemeckis obviously is Forrest Gump, who's from roger rabbit Back to the Future. So the two powerful people produced this movie in Hollywood. That explains why I had a 40 plus $1 million budget. And very expensive production values. So that's where that came from as those two guys attached to it. It's a good looking movie production. Oh yeah, so 2001. Yeah, I think that's why at age well. You can see that you can see the money on both and acting too. You can see it in terms of the good cast. Except maybe Matthew Lillard, but we'll touch on that in a minute. Oh my God, yeah. I don't know what you're talking about. He makes evil lead look like Orson Welles in my opinion. I just did was. Can we just touch on when Travis texted the group? He's like, Sean, I'm really mad that you're making me watch this movie with the voice of the boy in 13 ghosts. And I was like, you made me watch fright night with evil led. The little kid and he has the classic little kid voice in the movie. Yeah. He didn't die, and I wish he did..
"2001" Discussed on Bald Movies
"He's like look if you're doing humanoid aliens you're this is not the way a serious science fiction the way you guys talking like you know it would be. It'd be your more. You're better off concentrating on like some unfathomable alien intelligence and that's what kubrick was doing with all of them because again this is before a special effects. This was all just him. Squirt and chemicals between glass pay pull the plates and Dropping dies and float tanks and fucking with co two gas and shit like that in front of a camera but he's trying to lake show. What a human being. And there's like like. Dave goes through all these different for reactions. Like he's i he's like slack jawed and then he's like rapturous and then it looks like it's painful and scary. What would feel like for an alien civilization. that's like three levels of evolution beyond to like being their message of truth and information right into your head And then study you to see what needs to happen. What they need to do to get you to the next level and the last twenty minutes is is. Is that process happening. Yeah i think you're right The strange place. Where like it intersects with artificial intell- with this movie. Intersex those two concepts but it doesn't do anything with those concepts to me was strange because it well i mean i'm a i'm a person living in twenty twenty one. I've seen the path that technology has taken and the path that physical human which is almost nothing in the grand scheme of things has taken and and clearly. The obvious way forward is the artificial intelligence. Not some star child physical transformation of humanity. It's it's more about. I mean there will be a physical transformation. It'll just be from an information perspective and that that to me is like the exciting thing about our future is. That's happening so fucking fast so much faster than we could ever hope to physically evolve..
"2001" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Dealt with lag and Communication across vast distances as a plot point that takes seven minutes for messages to get back and forth to spaceship suspended animation This is one of the first times you see this in film. And it's i think used a pretty good effect pretty horrifying horrifying affect the space suits. I'm convinced after seeing this movie. That lego was heavily inspired. because why are they primary color. Why do we have rainbow space suits. I don't know but they're fucking cool very modern looking. If you look at a spacex suit. It doesn't look a ton different. This might be you a self fulfilling prophecy thing right where they fill. I'm like a tri quarter being flip phone or whatever. Well the yeah. The tri quarter didn't like predict the flip phone phone. Just copy the tri quarter. Because it's cool design thinking sexist doing that. Yeah i heard that like when the reasons. These designs look so solid is because kubrick win and instead of like going into like pulp magazine illustrators. And things like that he went like the rapporteur he. He went to find people that were working for popular mechanics. Gotcha and you know those. The you remember those days and yeah yeah. Yeah where you're like you cities of tomorrow. What's it gonna look like. What's the moon base and like actually using these like almost nasty concept art to develop the stuff which is why you know. It looks like but i also wonder if it's a little bit the tail wag. The dog is like do a lot of ships. Nowadays spaceships look like kubrick shit. Because that's just the way they look or does it look like that because everyone grew up watching kubrick inspired shit exactly Probably a lot of the ladder. I mean we've been copying star trek for years trying to get and not quite the aesthetic but definitely the form of of what they're doing. Yeah there's this man again the visuals like when we get into jupiter. The shit gets real crazy. There's like a gorgeous shot of like all the moons. Jupiter being in line at the planet with the monolith with the space spot approaching the scenes where we talked about the trippy. Visuals as you're going through the stargate again kubrick with his Photographer developed an entirely new type of special effects called like the split camera. Dissolve or something where you essentially Black off half the plate and locked the cameras Shutter open in the darkness. You just pass brightly lit objects towards the center of the frame and it looks like you're going through to start star tunnel gum. they did..
"2001" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Seeing the people talk about it in those terms like they do a star wars right star. Wars was the movie where everybody goes. Wow i can't believe the effects that they've pulled off. Maybe 'cause it's it moves faster eight. It's action packed in tibet environment. Yet ten times a number of people saw star wars assaulted thousand one. That's the thing is like even those was very successful and popular. Wasn't he no like no. It was before an era. Where they called things blockbusters because people would form in lines like the popularity. They can't be compared but like that's the thing is like yay all my life. I've heard like this. Like watershed moment of star wars. Like oh my god. I can't believe is in here and that the ship roars overhead. Mike well then you weren't here for two thousand one because it's doing everything star. Wars did except for star wars was the music was supporting like That's another thing of this this that that kubrick had one of his long-term film collaborators set Capozza beautiful score for this film and at the last minute..
"2001" Discussed on Bald Movies
"They're traveling out to jupiter is kind of you. Don't understand like why they're traveling out to jupiter. Why why are they going on here. What's i know it's connected somehow this mission but why and then it's not till the very fucking end of like a fifty minute chunk of this movie. A guy comes on the screen and tells you why they're going there and then it cuts away and it goes to something else entirely so like you almost doesn't exist in that part you almost forget why wondered in the first place when you get to the point. Where like suddenly there's view screen of flickers to life and like gives away the ghosts. Like what what the yeah. oh right. oh yes. I forgot the. We were doing anything but trying to escape the clutches of this guy right. Yeah i it's there's so many really clever and inventive things. I kept on thinking back to my experience watching pig because pig is very much visually driven. But like i called it like it's like it's just following the fucking rule rulebook and doing it to perfection. Yeah kubrick is breaking every fucking rules. There's like you you will see pulse pounding action that is going out of glacial place Pace and it's filling from the perspective of an astronaut's nut sack the like like angles and you know points of view like how you use music and yeah we know like when like there's the satellite i think would be. I would just be so afraid. That i was just thinking about. Make like some of those things where he's got. This horrifying used has been there's been Getting growing intensity growing that's interesting doubling and doubling and he cuts a scene and as he cuts the scene to music. Drops does nothing. And like i would be afraid to do that. Because people are gonna think the something fucked up yet but like kubrick. Has this insane confidence that no matter what he does. There's going to be at least somebody's going along..
"2001" Discussed on Bald Movies
"I just can't believe i can't get over how well the interfaces of this movie look like this aesthetic from like a user interface is twenty twenty one. Yeah you know with the like primary colors with the feud like this kubrick invented a few fonts for this movie to make it look ristic. He invented some high-rise graphic. Things just to make this thing look ahead of its time and it does like even star wars. That comes out ten years later. That's the one thing that dates star wars like computer graphics anytime you're looking at the fucking death star tunnels and stuff like that. It's like the. I mean it's tracks chit but it's still you can tell it's slits but this stuff like they when you look at the control panels for like these pods and the different computer interfaces and the cores stuff you know like the house computer four look alike what they will do on star trek the next generation. It looks a lot like what they do on the expanse. Because this fucking thing invented that aesthetic right and it's so so good and and so that like no one with it. Since that's the thing that dr john said in his opening preamble here. That really stuck with me. It's like this thing was it was defining four entire generation of science fiction. Makers i mean it george. Lucas is quoted as saying like this is the perfect sci fi film It's it's like..
"2001" Discussed on Bald Movies
"It is in some ways In encourages you certainly to interpret the images. You're seeing to figure out what's going on. But not in a way of like david lynch right where he's doing it all with emotional palettes and you know visuals. That don't actually tell the story they more just make you feel emotion. This movie actually definitely tells a story with. Its visuals in a way that i appreciate. Yeah no i mean. That's that's really interesting. Because i that's one of the questions i because i knew i know you like this film. You've talked about the like in an a lot and you know I hear what you're saying about having a plot and all that but like i think this stuff is a lot closer deletion kind of bullshit. Then maybe you're giving a credit for and maybe the reason that it's accessible is because it does have like you know spaceships. Spend like there's a. There's a reason for the flights of fancy you know like What's it look like to go through a wormhole talk it. Who the fuck knows that could be this Whereas like to experience the crushing grip of existential depression. Or whatever you know say me answer but also like you know y you know. There's not as immediate reason or nothing like trip be happening or something like that you know. Well yeah and also. That's a very very small part of this movie like it's it's essential in it. You absolutely have to view that part of this to get what it's trying to say but also it's a shockingly small part of this. The rest of it is mostly just hard scifi the with not a lot of dialogue right. You're just kind of watching ships dock in you're watching things rotate in orbit of planets and you're seeing cool effects inside space stations as people walk around maybe like technologies a wouldn't have existed in nineteen sixty eight like videophones and. Oh yeah. That's the hard sci fi and he takes his fucking time with that stuff and you just sort of feel like what it would be living in this world And that to me is way more grounded than something like mulholland drive. Where it's it's about like eliciting emotion from the audience. Yeah but i mean. That's it's when i read so many Contemporary views of kubrick and clarke. They talked about how you know because the book has a lot of explanations for the mysteries in this in this movie But they deliberately constructed a movie as something to be appreciated more on the like feel of a painting or music thing because like you said again. I hear you're saying i don't want to push back on a too much like this movie doesn't open with like twenty minutes of monkeys fucking around in a mudhole. So it's like. I think there's a lot of like there's a lot of hard breaks for people who are not here to like of have their minds expanded a little bit. You know like you're like a rock hudson famously walked stormed out of the early screening. This movie be like what it can. You explain to me what the hell is going on like..
"2001" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"2001" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"Change sides to align themselves with that which most powerful as a pragmatic expedient restore speaks on this very well when he talks about afghan being a country of twenty thousand villages. Reach village has to take a view on how to preserve its existence and its welfare at beyond that it will win. It comes into contact with external forces and the influence of central government over these villages is really small so in two thousand and one much to everyone surprise and the country changed sides. Very quickly moolah roy moore and others down in kandahar took a little bit longer but suddenly we ended up with a new government Through jaga at process that was established initially munich. And can 'cause i in charge and by two thousand and two you had a very dramatic change and The the the questions within ost about what do we do next. And it switched very much into a sort of low key mission designed to ensure national development and development of institutions. Why judge at the time to be a relatively well-structured in terms of timeline. No no is not too quick. Not too hasty view on how we're going to trump's full the afghan economy from one that is dominated that time by smuggling narcotics into something. That was much more sustainable. With respect to its relations with the world and so a first phase we went from getting in and hurting someone and then by that price s. change. The government changed the regime and then slowly moved into a focus on on long-term slow low key development and that was the set of first phase the next time i go to involve which two thousand five when there was this real push to surge more military force in that and that led to the british deployment in helman's the deployment Grant brash core mole and that was a much more muscular assets where the military was very much in the lead designed to Suppose new government. Being driven from kabul changing provincial governors. And we were going to deliver a change In a very energetic way which didn't work in mind final phase which is when when i was there Minor i left in two thousand fourteen and there was still fighting going on. I lived amongst the afghans had complete freedom of movement at no security issues whatsoever and the reason for that was warmer delivering for the afghans. The afghan government's and involves Something that was ready useful to them over the long term which was The potential of generating positive economic development through the exploitation of minerals in ways that they own the outcome and i found that whoever i spoke to in afghanistan that was a welcome activity so when didn't really have any security challenges. Your question was dude. We think the aims were achievable back to the first point. The first thing was deny afghanistan to al-qaeda that was achievable labor appeared time as long as the afghans continued to support tasks which they appeared to be doing the next mission which was surged lots of military forcing to deliver central governments influence around the province and set the conditions. Once any threatened being dealt with For long term economic development that was unrealistic. And i think that's been proven but the final phase has had as a minor in transition to a should have low a key mission which ended very recently which was to essentially reduced the amount of western involvement allow the afghans to take lead and then see if we can focus on longer more strategic issues such as governance And so on. That shouldn't have been allowed to continue over a long period of time which a far more realistic mission than the one in the middle so we went from limited mission more realistic into one. That would unrealistic back to one. That was realistic again. but unfortunate stopped as.
"2001" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"Was really strange moment. And also as you said moments ago you within king. This is never going to work. I wonder how that changed the oil. Didn't in your mind over those years as you saw the operation. Continue at qualify. It i mean like. I say the it was going to work. I was much more concerned about how politically it was going to work and then feel better about. It actually has always kind of in two thousand and two thousand three before iraq. I thought okay so much goodwill around these could actually work because the afghans omaha. You can't generalize. Obviously there are a lot of people who were very angry. Particularly those who've been aligned with taliban who had still had a significant constituency within the country wasn't justice the regime that was just a few very bad people but the the the chain sense among population. The boat has a lot of people. Travelled really wide in that period was somebody has taken some notice office. Finally it's taken this. But now the international community the west the americans are gonna come and help us and make us will not rich and certainly stable prosperous democratic even by two thousand five in six months reporting from afghanistan. That was changing really fast. If it hadn't dramatically changed already and in by two thousand ten gone that was some who are still competent. Who was still enjoying things that were going on. There was a lot of progress in was amazingly transformed but people are beginning to get worried and enjoy just briefly and finally would you think now then having gone through all of that. Would you think looking on as the way in which this. War's come close. I think is a i a tragedy. The whole of afganistan's history of last year's a tragedy. I it's been astonishing looking at the pictures looking at the lung. Meet in afghanistan look at the faces of the people remembering what it was like back in two thousand and one and two with that moment of hope and thinking basically. They're back to scrap one in a lotta changed. Allies change a lot better but then quite lot could get worse as well and is is authentically. Tragic jason good. Thanks for making time. For jason burke author and foreign correspondent at the guardian. In a moment we will hear from Lieutenant colonel richard williams. Who is that the military side of things that also will hit from a former spokesperson for the afghan foreign ministry. Whose formally ambassador to china and pakistan afghanistan as well so he hit the view from journey. Who's reporting on all of this back in two thousand and one but what about somebody who was involved With the with the british effort military efforts as the invasion got underway for. We came on air a little bit early one. I spoke to lieutenant. Colonel richard williams. When nine eleven happened i was serving with special forces escorted kamanga and very quickly along with everybody. Don't in defense Was put on notice to prepare for operations in afghanistan. So it was a very quick change. But the relevance of the change to me attempted dramatic differences from from before. Where's that one or being For quite a period of time in the balkans and working with a number of operations kossovo the latter one that time is chief storm within a multinational brigade very much aligned to the emerging european defense in security initiatives that were seeking to develop a long term strategy full security and development in the balkans and i can remember prior to nine eleven off. Thinking was to invest in that access for all the base rates. And then how it nine. Eleven radio all of that was dropped to ensure that we provide capability disapproval. What was going to be. An american led operation into afghanistan on what was a counter terrorism mission retribution mission really and one that was going to have to be executed. Pretty urgent. there was a big shift very very big shift in focus from The track of interventions. The tony blair spoken about in chicago in nineteen ninety nine and and and and later where we were seeking to deliver good to a counter-terrorist mission where we were seeking to penalized those that were recently attacked us and it was a very big shift and practically for you. What did that mean in afghanistan against terrorism michelle. What does that. The completely uninitiated entail again having to tread cafe around the confidentiality contract. And i apologized for that. But it's you know one has to respect this Is that essentially. What it would mean would be. Britain taking paunch in an american led operation. Decide designed to identify a neutralize the are elements that were sitting within afghanistan. That was that was. The requirement in britain obviously is able to provide a very small amounts of capability relative to the us and all participation in that was going to be meaningful from a military perspective dependent upon the quality of the targets but much more importantly was going to be meaningful on an alliance strike strategic will political perspective. What will you impressions all of afghanistan. A well i mean. Stop before i go down. Virtually no one knew very much about his tool. I didn't get the impression that the uk had heard maintained over overwatch if we call latch or a great deal of connectivity with afghanistan Off to the russians laughed again. I say that without being in bold type of that long period of time but my lasting impression time which we didn't know very much tool and we were going to have to follow the insight provided by Whatever agencies we had again starved of resources over a period of time not focused on afghanistan and much more importantly what neom. Us another supporting the us could provide them so we didn't know very much tool so when one arrive at again. Right out in the desert since owners hopefuls you have specific talk to deal with its military objectives but beyond that particular specific You are in a really impoverished area where the majority of those that you're engaged with were involved in the illicit drug trade. The production of of that which ultimately produces heroin and so there was a very poll community Who was living on primarily subsistence agriculture but was able to generate income beyond that through participating in in the narcotics trade. So it was pretty alien to that which you know wanted experience before and while you were that two thousand one woods think you returned in two thousand and five. If i'm wrong. Did the aims seem achievable in terms of what was expected of. You can't terrorism as you were going about your business. Did you have a voice in your head saying you know. This is working what we're doing worthwhile two thousand one stroke one Than two thousand five. when which. That both military nate. And then i visited a few times busy soldier. Since two thousand and five. I left the army in two thousand and eight and returned to afghanistan in two thousand ten partnered with an afghan businessman to develop a mining business in a mining services business. And i did that till twenty. Fourteen significant. That time was i lived outside the wire. I didn't live anywhere near or within any military base and at times i lived in in a village in northern afghanistan for very extended periods of time And one really got to understand as others have experienced. That type of living rory stewart is a much more experienced than in this regard. But i've what he says reflect what he says when you're living outside and amongst the afghans and with absolutely no connection at all to the military mission and those informing the miniature mission. You gain a really sincere understanding of what the country is. Line can the people. You're dealing with mike but going through the stages in two thousand and one. The the mission was quite clear which was Deal with al qaeda as a threat to uk us in our interests to roll on the taliban with those have been providing them space to operate the. The taliban fell relatively quickly round about the same pace. Actually is the government forces have forums the taliban recently year and they did that because we were surprised by this that the people were prepared to change sides to align themselves with that which most powerful as a pragmatic expedient restore speaks on this.
"2001" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"News headquarters in new york. Kyrie's dan rather people on the first night of operation enduring freedom. Here's the latest the us counterstrike against osama bin laden and the ruling taliban is underway led by cruise missiles and manned bombers president bush says the taliban quote pay a price for harboring the terrorists. The united states begins humanitarian aid flights to afghan civilians. Top officials. Say the entire. Us is now on high alert and tonight's emmy awards have been cancelled. Good afternoon on my orders. The united states military has begun strikes against al-qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the taliban regime in afghanistan. These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the taliban regime. We're joined in this operation by our staunch friend. Great britain an entire generation of young americans has gained new understanding of the value of freedom. And it's cost in duty and in sacrifice. The battle is now joined on many fronts. we will not waiver. We will not tire. We will not falter and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail. Thank you may god. Continue to bless america and just bring you up to date again. The american offensive against the taliban regime in afghanistan has begun. There are reports of planes and four on four large explosions over the capitol followed by plumes of smoke. Rose having some there are three parts all equally important to the operation in which engaged military diplomatic and humanitarian the military action. We are taking. We'll be targeted against places. We know to be involved. The al qaeda network of terror or against the military apparatus of the taliban. This military plan has been put together. Mindful of our determination to do all we humanly can to avoid civilian casualties. We have set the objectives to relegate. Zombie bin laden's network of terror and to take action against the taliban regime that is sponsoring him. We will not let out or rest until our objectives ahmet info so that was what was on your airways on the seventh of october two thousand one and with this morning Free people who were around at that time we even ambassador a soldier and a journalist. And let's start off with. Jason burke author foreign correspondent at the guardian now but he was in afghanistan back in nineteen ninety eight. Alm woods jason. Welcome thanks very much. For making time for is visible. Tell us a bit about The the pre war pre-invasion afghanistan reporting. You're doing at the time. What kind of thing we saying. It was an extraordinary time. Actually i mean one of the very few reporters going into afghanistan. At the time it was very quiet. The most of the fighting had finished by then so the taliban controlled of about nominal control comes seventy eighty percent of the country less than they have at the moment actually and you can move relatively freely. Within taliban held areas you can actually cross the frontlines into the opposition held areas. If you're catholic. Bouncer and i did kabul was pulled. Cold scared nothing was happening. Taliban ran the place badly Book impose their own regime. We've some efficiency. I actually went twice to the football stadium. Where i witnessed fatty close proximity executions amputations which was a pretty harrowing experience And i was able to move through canada ranch and see basically a poor abandoned country abandoned by the abandoned by pretty much every day which the taliban were running at the time and occasionally i would come across an arab pfizer. Somebody from overseas possibly someone connected with one of the various global jihadi islamic groups. That were working and Based in the country. At the time. The other thing that i was doing. We're spending a lot of time in pakistan. Which is where. I was based and so i could see how those networks the town of networks was spreading both sides of the border which is very important from stunning. What was going on and would be very important. And so then. When vide the attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon happened on nine eleven and then we had news of operation enduring freedom and we heads you know some clips of what happened on seven toktogul when an armed forces actually moved in. What did you think of that at the time where you what were you doing. Always pakistan I was in his shala. Wishes a bright up against the afghan thought and hyper pass in northwest pakistan A city on you really well having been living in pakistan several years previously Not things that are going through my mind or three actually one. Was this kind of work. I think they can just Boom their way to success in afghanistan and remember all the something a bit more subtle and a bit more. Based on manipulating various tribal divisions would work better. Then i was just running around trying to cover the story. Obviously massive interest in a huge ignorance as well mean not. Many people knew where these things were were places were who was home and so forth there trying to fill that in but there was also just the kind of underlying astonishment that they should happen. They had projected as i said of very forgotten corner. Remote beautiful butts desperately. Poor area of world suddenly had become in the strategic center. And the focus of attention of not just every meteo organiz ation every policymaker millions billions of people around. The world was really a strange thing to witness. How from being oxley abandoned afganistan suddenly became the focus at this massive expensive effort. And i remember watching. The americans setting up and background at ports in early two thousand to bringing in voss amounts of equipment and even their own food from ramstein from germany from From from asia pacific region from aircraft carriers or everything just kind of pouring in and this city rising after this disused airfield been on many times and thinking this is just an aunt. Just epoch changing. It's just really astonishing to watch this historical moment and to see these people arriving with all this equipment and all this will only power and always money and then space. Stop and say okay. What do we do now. There was astonishing. It was really strange moment. And also as you said moments ago you within king. This is never going to work. I wonder how that changed the oil..
"2001" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"A basic feeling of compassionate about the yes. I think it's a recognition. We own something I think i think appreciable we've been rather good at that I think the americans will. We make this very quickly into into some good movies. You know they will. They will spin it into sort of kathryn. Bigelow movies and they'll get gerald butler saving the day and and pets and and all the rest of it we will have a new mythology about this How you know the the the special day. I've gone the at the kabul airport but it is underneath it old. Be the foucault's do get left behind him. They will be. I think british do cast. Yeah do and john wall the prime minister's role in all of this we keep hearing about dominic. Robb overseas is ben wallace who have had on the airways numerous times. How you think he will emerge fall of this. I think the mp's weren't particularly impressed by his performance on wednesday when the commons recode and obviously over las year Bronson has been doing pain cues in a very empty commons chamber said. Oh if only they were loads of. Mp's that shoutings coursing. Hey that would be so much better. That kind of he needs the energy and then you saw him in a packed chamber on wednesday and it doesn't really work. He had a lot of opposition from his own. Mp's you know. He didn't seem spare to answer questions about his role in waco indefinitely. You didn't seem particularly flu. And he seemed quite uncomfortable. Sat there listening to some of his own backbenches. The i think a lot of them will be worried. That maybe sons isn't quite as good as we've built him out to be in on minds before we move on from this topic i'm asking about the worst holidays. Had a different john. Stevens has texas say. I was on holiday just wanting a wine tour in france whilst working for a particular oil company over the twentieth of april twenty ten when a particular issue occurred in the gulf of mexico. I was cold home leaving the family behind and sent to houston texas for the next four months unforgettable particularly to grim holiday story your holiday and i've got a really awful holiday the had puerto rico when i actually thought that was under some sort of curse on curse often just waiting list so on the way there someone else took my bank at the airports close then We had skewed his on this island near puerto rico and i fell off one of the escaped. His really badly cut myself then. I the next day dedicated my shoulder and then amongst they said really bad some and basically by the time i came back to the u k i like had been in some sort of war so that wasn't the best holiday i've ever been on. That does sound awful. I'm melanie what about you. Holiday plans ruin holidays ruined. I remember as a as a student arriving. The gods neural folk trade for holiday in front. And i was. I was role but pickpockets. And the gods you know who took everything out my post. Well my money and everything. My my level. French completely should me and i couldn't even special place. I happen to be that was that was. I was on a school trip at a movement beginning to naples and the plane because the pilot of the heart attack was landed. Did an emergency in milan airport. And then they put us up in a hotel for few hours. Go play since naples in the midst of all of this. They lost my suitcase. One suitcase they lost and it was mine out of the whole flies. And i was there in naples and i was about seventeen and no one. None of my close friends would even lend me any clothes. So i had to go to whatever these neapolitan sort of version of. Tk maxwell's just desperately trying to think of what the italian pants. I just need some new pants. So yes i didn't enjoy didn't enjoy all of that Studio dot radio. If you've got any stories like that let's move onto different things melanie Paralympics starting next tuesday. I think it is. You want to talk about that. Of course the situation in japan with kovic which we sort of slide. You didn't hear much about or less about join natural during the olympic games but now things are in the midst of disaster according to some reports ahead of the paralympics. Well i'm hoping that it's just You know the the the before. There's always there's always negative stories just for the event starts on this and and let's hope that So when they get going a real heavy so taken and charmed by what's happening on the court or on the track that I appreciate very situations is died but if they can If they can keep the the image. The athletes village relatively under control. We will talk to delight in the joy of seeing disabled people. Doing wonderful things and It's not just glue ripping stuff that just are on gold medal wheelchair sprint. It's stuff you don't see. That doesn't really make ten. Which i twenty twelve when i covered them I'm nearly disabled. I covered them. And you know the stuff that made me sit in a sort of cry and tingle stuff like the the seats in volleyball ran. A you know what people who woke up shopping around the flow putting the goal over a net and the iranian team who had polio polio victims. Because it's still polio. In iran and things like that that really blind the who go through Which is blind people. Whether it's like football kinda we throw yourself around the floor because the ball has a has a family it so you you You you you you can throw this ball and You touch it because you hear the bell On this amazing stuff and john it seems like every every civil impact cycle that the paralympics gains more and more prominence. I mean even in london. Twenty thousand twelve. That was just as many people you know. Weeping and cheering and weeping at the site of what was happening on channel. Four in the paralympic games was on as was earlier in the olympics. Yeah june twenty twelve. Actually i went to the paralympics. One of the. I'm going to get the names of who they were. They was one of the biggest super. Saturday wasn't powerline. Was like sunday night in the stadium and it was just absolutely incredible was so exciting dating anyone. There would have said it was any last exciting the olympics. You know it could be even more exciting. I think the olympics home for several weeks you get into it you get into the rhythm of it and then it goes away for a couple of weeks and then you start to think oh you start to miss it and then suddenly the paralympics pops up again and you can go back to doing this again. I can go back to watching sports. I've never heard over and have no idea how that might get some enjoyment. Alison just finally. Pick your brains on Great story about some mini uncle merckel toys. There's an incense dispensing figuring.
"2001" Discussed on The Red Box Politics Podcast
"We'll fancy seeing you here luke. Jones is still sitting in for my charlie on the times of breadbox podcast. Today we are going on a two thousand one afghan war odyssey. We'll take you back to the seventh of october. Two thousand one hair from a soldier journalist and ambassador around the time when the war started at what deve make of all this happening. Now i will start with our columnists. John stevens from the daily mail and melanie read from the times. Let's start with holidays shall we john. take us that. What the latest twists today again. Sorry the late. The latest holiday twists today may sort of what you're talking about. I think the new revelations today about all the holiday things happening so he would tell me. Grab about your holiday now. I thought i just didn't know this is going to speak about johnnie. Brock's latest twists today is obviously we've known for lawsuits as the me golfers on holiday that boris johnson was on holiday but we also found out today cuts. If the times that the permanent secretary is the mandarins in the foreign office. The home office and the ministry of defence have all been on the holidays. I never see those are the three departments have been responsible for organizing this evacuation of british nationals and Afghans who worked for british troops out of could go. So i mean it seems unfortunate. The you know some of these people were on holiday but with kind of a week corn into this crisis. Now you know even friday. We knew things were going majorly wrong. Having to send six hundred troops over to afghanistan to help try and get brits back the fact that we've got three of the most senior civil servants in y hosted on holiday to seeing snotty ridiculous. Melanie what did you think when you read this reporting well. It's it's i. Think about roy stewart saying so clearly this is not a serious government I his words were so that that sentence kind of sums up you know it's kinda weaken dysfunctional kalesic isn't it and it's coming from the top. Because one assumes that in a in the syrian government strategy in they use it. They knew that office with him to be a hot time presumably These suicide bombings could be home sometime ago. told not to take the holidays. You know it's it's previous previous come to come to saying it's in the old days the old type whitehall mandarins grant leaving. The desks would be John yesterday on on the program you telling us about Some of the upsets on the tory benches and even from from some ministers as well briefing papers in terms of this twist now in terms of the parents secretaries not just being on holiday in kabul fell but still being on holiday. How corrosive do you think that this might be for those still working on all of this working on this crisis. Well i think you make a good point. The soldiers he'd been sent to afganistan if you're one of those dramatic know working out of people in not very safe consensus. You would think gosh way wrong. Wairoa leaders and they also far back from the battle lines that are in different countries. Some of the the just the seem absolutely ridiculous. But i think you know don't eat raw kelly's decided he's not going to resign. They think bush don't send his guinness sack him anytime soon. You there i think he has Vulnerable when this next reshuffle but one of the things are picking up from tory. Mp's yesterday was obviously at some point. You know we can pull out of kabul airport skin stop you know the americans no longer going to have control of the tower will be gone and unfortunately reality is ministers. It may is some afghan in protectors he worked for. The british troops aren't going to be left in afghanistan. They all going to be out to get back in time. I think the worry that some mentioned to me yesterday was if at that point you start getting the taleban going around houses. Searching out people worked for the british army and beheading the ministry. I think then it's gonna be quite difficult for dominic robb because the one thing is not going to say is that he proved out who the stocks to try and get them home. Because just about what you learned that in the paper this morning about dominic robb role in all of this you originally reporting that he delegated that this call to the afghan foreign minister to try and ease the process of getting to these afghan interpreters after the country but today you learned actually no one took cool. The clarify and senior officials lost friday. Was tony robbins have made this coats. The afghan foreign minister will they were wanting was the afghan government will waive requirements. So the afghans could leave the country without having these is impossible. It's basically just making it much more easily easier for them to be out in a rush however donate rob. Didn't make the phone call. He was in to increase when we put a story to the government. The other day you know. They said he formed. Sexual busy with other coups was delegates to administer. And as you say overnight stays paper report at no minister ever got around to making that coup and melanie in terms of the situation. And how this is playing out in the us. We keep hearing the american voters. Don't care about this. All they want is sort of troops afghanistan. No more American armed forces dying that but in terms of the u. Hey this issue of the afghan. Interpreters left behind actually is really is really sort. Seems like it's close people's hearts isn't it. I i think there is. There is basic basic decency.
"2001" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"You exit wwe right. Yes i did. I spent six and a half years in. Wwe and eleven years tna nearly went back. W w for a couple more years so eleven years nine years so i was tna more than wwe as far as just Your personal enjoyment. I'm not asking income or accomplishments on camera. Nothing like that. Just you the man kurt angle. What year did you have the most fun. And if you had to go back and relive one year not financially not on tv not like accomplishments or whatever just hey man. That was fun. Is there year. That stands out above others was surprisingly. I just started out my rookie year and my second year. My two top two favorites and i was very inexperienced. I you know. I was a nervous wreck when i went out there because half the time. I didn't know what i was gonna do. You know the the other my opponent tell me you know leamy through the match and it was. It was really difficult. But i really enjoyed the challenge. It was a lot of fun to learn on the fly. And also you know. I i wanna what lot of titles those two years so i was pretty Established as a wrestler. When you're putting together match like this and it's a we call it the co main event i. I know that they're going to tell you. Hey because they got a time show So they've got leave time for the main event and of course you want to make sure that everything airs and you don't lose your satellite time. That's pay per view work especially in this era. But if a guy like austin's out there and you know we're at our time code. Let's just pretend for a minute that we were supposed to go twenty minutes and the match winds up going. Twenty-three a guy. Like steve. Austin does vincent and even say a word when he comes back through or is it that big of a deal on pay per view. You have to hit your tom no matter what i think. Vince would say something but he wouldn't be derogatory or angry boston. I think he would say hey. We went over. I'm gonna have to pay a fine. It's gonna be a big fine. But that's okay. I think bins and steve. They had such a great relationship. That vince was never gonna yell. At steve for that ryan steve. The only one that would get away with maybe him or the rocker undertaker or shawn michaels. Or sean yes shawn. michaels Had a reputation for going long but again is matches. Were were critically acclaimed everybody knew. Hey if it's long it's great stuff so it's hard to be mad. If the result is a great match like this one is well my match. It was shawn michaels wrestlemainia. Twenty one went six minutes over right and then did not yell at sean about well again. You know to your point. I if you have that trust and credibility in the relationship but also to if it's a great match hard to be mad if something's great. Yeah but you know in wrestling. You have hit your time cues. Yeah that's the most important thing i did. Unfortunately everything else takes the back seat. Their timing is everything. Just take a big turnbuckle to the face. There is their magic to taking a turnbuckle spot whether it's on your back. Or wherever is their magic to that or is it just kind of is what it is. You just got to put your head down and take it. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it doesn't with the turnbuckle is pretty pretty good padding so you don't have to worry that much the hard way. I took that one the hard way. Yeah i was gonna say that. That was the thawed there. We'll see austin scaling. The top set up. It looks like a big super plex here. Let's see what happens. Did you great entering worker. He was so underrated in inside the ring. Because you know. I said this before. But his character stunk. Codes in the beer. Drinker was so strong People forgot about how good of a wrestler he was y- and you watch some of his early. Wcw stuff a man. He was a real technician and all air comes the big super plex What hurts worse the moon salt or super flex off the top rope. Super plex doesn't hurt that much. You have your. He has your neck supported. so you don't get whiplash. You just hit. Your back hurts a little bit. Definitely the moon salt hitting your knees in your stomach and lot more than your back and your toes probably to right. Oh yeah. I stopped by those quite a few dots doing that. Is your nose bleeding here. Yes my note is bleeding. I don't know how they by stepped me with a punch Which is not unusual with hostage. So sometimes you can lay and with those punches. Who probably the most notorious when it came to Throw in those potatoes. Those haymakers those accident alive rounds as appoint You know what at the beginning of my career was chris jericho he would potato people pretty well But he he he got a lot better at it further in his career. But i know he wrestled a lot. Wcw but by the time he came to wwe he was still pretty stiff with punches but he he was able to fix that in a couple of years. Who did you think in. Your opinion had the best punch and wrestling undertaker. Well gosh he would line you up and he would pull that punch back to its chen and he would throw. It looked so real You know he call it Throwing soup bones. and that was undertaker's wording for it. But he was incredible his punches look so real and they didn't touch you at all. See austin talking to hair. This is good stuff. i mean. that's what you gotta do is. He'll you gotta get in the face of the referee. You're supposed to be a cheater. Yeah austin was so good at this i. I was surprised that he wasn't a he'll for a long time. I think maybe what five or six years. Yeah not very long. Yeah so you know him. Being able to change this quickly and adapt. That fast is incredible so not one not two but three separate shots into the poll. And of course i think You've been lacerated as they say. Is this something you would have been nervous about going into a match like this making sure that you've got the Got the job done when it came to get some color. Well it didn't work out for me. That well i was trying to gig. I was trying to get a lot of blood and i was doing. Superficial wounds was slicing my head with the corner of a razor and it wasn't working so austin was like give me that damn raiser kid and he grabbed it and he dug it into my head and twisted so it wasn't a slice. It was digging twist and that he even said to me you gotta dig and quits kid digging. Twist and i was bleeding like.
"2001" Discussed on The Kurt Angle Show
"Against don't quote st boston two thousand one summer slam for the wwf championship. I let me introduce to you my co host conrad thompson are you doing conrad man. I'm excited to be here. This is one of the biggest moments of your career. Of course we've been talking a lot about what a big year. Two thousand one is of course summer slam arguably the second biggest pay per view of the year and wrestling the biggest star in the business. Here stone cold. Steve austin this is going to be a fun show. it should be a fun show. I hope so we We're going to set the stage before we do. I want to give you a heads up about halfway through the show today. We're gonna do a watch along so if you haven't already far up your peacock network you'll wanna find summer slam from two thousand one unfortunately navigates a little differently than the old. Ww network did so. Here's a pro tip. Look for season fourteen as silly as that is. That's the way summer slam. Two thousand one is programmed in peacock but it's season fourteen and we're going to have to go to one hour and forty seven minutes but before we get into that i want to mention we're coming right off of the invasion pay per view and jr. And i recently talked about that over on grill and jr. but it's an interesting decision because they do the same thing they did at wrestlemania seventeen they turn stone. Cold steve austin into a bad guy again so now he's abandoned. The wwf joined the alliance and utah are clearly top two guys in the promotion. So i guess it makes sense. Surprised that they had him turned heel again. And not you. Yes Stone cold steve austin. He wasn't getting stale as a babyface. He still hot as hell and there was no reason to turn him. I think the reason why they turned him is because they wanted to start creating more baby. Faces and austin was a great ring worker a great character on tv and i think they thought that he can make a lot of talent. You had a meteoric rise here in the company. I mean two thousand one neo back and you look at that invasion pay per view star-studded so many stars on the show but the two biggest pops and it's not even close are you steve. Austin fans are really responding to you so early in your career here. Two thousand one. Did you have like a go to guy like a mentor or somebody. You can lean on for advice. Are you just trying to figure this out on your own. I figured the most of it out on my own when you get top spot like that. You don't have a lot of people giving you advice. They wanna see how you do. They want to see how you pan out. Are you going to succeed or you're gonna fail. It's pretty lonely at the top of my friend so you have to take it in stride and understand that you're going to basically do this on your own. You're gonna get some advice from some agents for the most part. This is all by yourself. I'm curious from vince. mcmahon standpoint. We've heard a lot of times. That vincent man wants a personal relationship with his top stars and in this era. Are you hands on in your creative. With vincent ran a steve austin would have been or you more just showing up and doing what they ask you to do. Actually they made me part of creative. They got that top spot The creative start calling me every week and bouncing ideas off of me and vince would even call me at time. So i had vinci's ear and he had mine in you know when you're in a top spotlight that thence wants to make sure that everything is going perfectly and He wants he wants to fill the talent in on what they need to do. And how they're gonna go about the next story line or whatever it is but you know they throw ideas at you and you can. Yes or no for the most part. They'll go whatever decision you decide but you know for me. I was game for anything. So i would just say yes. You know whenever create with an idea. I'd say okay. they were. Let's do this when you say creative. Do you mean. Bruce was calling. Brian was calling. Who would be sort of your go-to guy the call and pitch you ideas. Bryan bruce vince. All them even jr so you know. Jr wasn't part of creative. But you know at times he would call me. Give me some advice. But for the most part it was brang awards. Thrown ideas acme. We've heard over the years guys. Joked that Vince is almost like a nocturnal animal. He would just call you at all hours of the night because he doesn't sleep. Did you get any weird. Middle of the night calls from vince. In this era sometimes at one in the morning one thirty in the morning. That's call me asked me if i'm okay. What what. I thought about the show that night because vince when you when he gets done with the show he you know. He wraps up the show he gets in his limo and he goes to the hotel and then they ran out of jim in that city. 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But that's not the case. I'm sure you're excited to see the rock back because that means you know houses are going to be good. And he's a big draw but at the same time it's gotta be like wait a minute. They're not just going right back to austin here. Damn that's pretty cool yeah. I was surprised that go. Back to austin and rock stone cold. I were had great chemistry and we had a great storyline running already. And i think. Vince had enough confidence in me to know that i could handle that spot. But the rott- coming back. I mean any time you get the rock back. It's a big deal. It's going to help ratings. Pay per view buys. It's going to draw a lot of interest. And he's a huge star. He's one of the biggest superstars in the history of the business so on the night after invasion of course there's a monday night raw. You're going to interrupt. Steve austin's opening promo austin's going to challenge you to get in the ring and of course you're going to suplex and then he's gonna powder out but the reaction you get when you come out here in buffalo is gigantic. Obviously steve austin's the biggest star in the business. But when you come out lord this crowd is behind you. Do you remember.