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"abe a._b._c" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"ABE Atlanta amplifying Atlanta This is 90.1 From NPR news this is all things considered I'm wanna summers And I melted Chang All week we'll be getting to know some of this year's first time Grammy nominees And our series begins in a private club in the basement of a fancy hotel right in the heart of West Hollywood Yeah Hi are you with sweeties The rapper sweetie hangs out here pretty regularly And she invited us here on a recent afternoon Hi Hi Elsa Nice to meet you Nice to meet you Oh my God you're welcome Amazing Sweetie's wearing these glittering necklaces and bracelets with her white tracksuit She leads me to one corner of the club where there's a mini bowling alley Wait so you bowl With my nose Can I just I was gonna say like how do you stick these nails into the holes of the bowling ball Oh like Grammy style Yep How many inches do you think one of your nails is About two and a half What about They can be weapons but I use them for good Yeah this is like the back scratcher nails Oh Nice Saweetie's got two EPs of original songs out and a handful of singles No album yet but she is already nominated for two Grammys best new artist and best rap song for her collaboration with Doja Cat best friend She a real bad bitch got her own money She don't need no on a dance floor A lot of her music is explicit We're gonna be playing some cleaned up versions which can still be suggestive Despite all the recognition suites getting today she told me that as a kid she didn't see herself becoming a performer At a speech impediment when I was a kid and I wasn't always as confident with talking because of just you know the jokes that came with being a stuttering child So my cousins would call me stuttering Stanley But rapping has made me become a better speaker Really Because when you're rapping you have to get your message across and if people don't understand what you're saying then your message isn't heard Is that my bestie in a tight seat should blow out a skin on town Look up what a T at the end I'm a hyper every town and my mother She been dancing Sweetie's first fell in love with rap as a teenager staying up late to write rats in a pink notebook And her career started to take off when she began freestyling in her Toyota Corolla sport and posting the videos to social media Can't stop won't stop get guap ten white toes in them toy flip flops manic kids and pedicures I'm always tip top when they say I'm not hot all these lies need to stop 'cause I'm icy my she went viral and four years ago signed with a major label But she says success has come at a price The reason why I wrote so well during those freestyle days I mean yeah I wasn't making that much money but I felt more creative because I had all this time on my hands Yeah I be with a boss to be touching for my vibe you could feel it in my energies I can paper steadily so I can live in luxury cooking in the mirror I think I for what I'm about to do I know that you refer to yourself as icy girl Tell me what does that mean to you Icy girl I see what I mean I see it's like my mentality because when I wrote icy girl it was basically a rap full of affirmations that eventually came true Got a lot of ghosts and me and my team was trying to eat so we grind so messed up we ain't trying to get a bag of weed I'm trying to get a bag of weed put it in my savings and invest in the right companies My dream is.
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"And were you sort of living up there? I wouldn't say that. I rented a room in a house on the reservation for periods of time sometimes a week sometimes a month, you know, but then I would come home to New Mexico. You write that the story and reporting the story and working on the story changed you, in any stories probably going to change you, but you specifically say it changed you. I'm paraphrasing here, but change your outlook also changed the way you write. And I'm wondering if you can elaborate on that. How did this story in particular change you and the way you write? I don't know that I have a succinct answer to that. We got time. Yeah. Partly, there's a lot of characters in the book. There's some people have said that they might find it hard to follow, you know? But that's intentional to have a lot of characters. It was very clear that he was in favor of the book, thought it would be in his words a good story and wanted it to be more fully include the other guys. And in terms of how to write how I wrote, it's something that I was trying to allude to earlier. And it's just trying to write in a way that feels like what it feels like to be there and to be welcomed there and to just tell the truth about that from the heart. To try to not be thinking about the journalistic world that you and I spend a lot of time and to just be thinking about this community and how things are some people who have read the book have said they find these guys stories inspiring. I certainly do. And I think that part of the reason is because they keep overcoming obstacles. They keep overcoming adversity. But to just find that inspiring and take some inspiration from that. Without really doing some thinking and research about why those obstacles are there, why they keep coming up why that flood keeps coming and to not think about your own all of our own role in that is not adequate. So that's part of the I think that within a larger conversation that many of us are having and thinking about in journalism or immersive journalism, how does it perpetuate certain power dynamics, how can it be extracted? How can it be colonial? How can it not? Those are some of the things that I've been thinking a lot about. And I think that I hope that because I think, again, basketball is a distillation of the larger ideas and I hope that people look at those obstacles that are there and think about it a lot. And what is your ongoing relationship with the community and with those now young men are just men a little bit later and post the book coming out? Our relationship is ours. That's fair, but as a reader, I also do want to know, I'm driven to know if they're still playing basketball. Well, yes, they are still playing basketball. And the epilogue of the book is called Bristol playing. And they're always playing in three on threes and winning, but we'll mess with junior, you know, a certain point in the book said to me, I'm not going to be in the NBA. And it was a moment of clarity when he talked about other more significant dreams. And he wanted to get a college degree. This is the kid who was feeling all these classes in his freshman and sophomore year of high school who everyone won bet against, and he recently graduated with his associates. He got academic honors on the way. He was academic all conference in his conference while playing college basketball. And Philip moliere took a year off of playing and worked on the national bison range, which the confederated citizen couldn't tribes have taken control over and are now managing. And he decided to return to basketball, he got an opportunity to play eastern Oregon university. And he's averaging nearly 18 points a game. He was recently his conference's player of the week. And he also recently beat Montana tech. The team that he didn't play for. Yeah, I was really it was powerful to see these guys. To be welcomed in for part of the time when these guys are outlining their own routes to success in their own terms. Better their own and their individual and also rooted in where they come from and who they are. Well, Abe, thank you very much for taking the time. It's great to see you. It's great to talk to you. Thank you..
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"And when I refer to when I say collaborative storytelling, I think that that's the nature in any work of immersive journalism where you're tied in with people very deeply and I think that for someone to share, especially when it comes to personal stories, personal or family stories, or stories that involve difficulties. For someone to share that with me as an outsider, is a serious thing. For me to share something like that without permission or consent and collaboration would never be done. Like it just would never happen. So that sort of sense of the way journalists talk about, did you get the story, right? That's not how I see this or and that would be extractive in this setting, I think. So if someone shares something serious and personal with me, that is a serious matter. It's a gift and you got to treat it with great respect. When did you feel you'd gotten to a point where you could sit down and write the book? Where you had traveled far enough and knew enough that you were ready to do it. From a, I think there's a couple ideas to address in that question. So from a story level, it was I felt like it was important to see will and fill and Greg and lane and all these guys make choices myself about I see it in many ways as a book about self determination. And see people make choices about how to be because they have been part of this team of teens, the most astonishing team. Not glance over the absolute stunning dominance of this team, right? Say brothers on three family on 6 and they go out and win by 40 points 50 points, 60 points, 70 points. They were so good. They got accused of running up the score. It seemed like on a fairly regular basis. Yeah, yeah. And playing their own style, playing on their terms. Not on the terms that have been dictated by those around them by society at large. And I think that that's a big theme the project basketball can be is a distillation of larger ideas here. And these guys keep running up into obstacles. On the court, those take the form of overt glaring racism in the stands. They take the form of refs before the game, the coach praise let the rest keep up. And he meant it because the refs of a gatekeepers. They enforce the rules and they don't. A lot of them do not understand what the team, the it takes the form of media representation. There are frustrations within the community about a lack of understanding. And then beyond basketball, there are all these obstacles. So the guys keep coming through them, right? And they keep coming through them. And it's very inspiring to see that. But I think part of the book was to the project of the books to say, not only look at these guys, keep coming through them and making their own powerful choices, but as they're navigating these obstacles, but we're the obstacles coming from how are they historically rooted? How are we all culpable in those obstacles? There's a long and glaring recruiting gap, especially in the state, especially on the men's basketball side. To think about that and report that out took a long time. I wasn't able to write until I kind of until I saw some of these guys make these very powerful choices. That carry them beyond just being a state champion because being a state champion is even a repeat state champion as a wonderful empowering thing and there's also more to life. And then there was and then I spent a long time visiting with people. Talking with people about what should be in the book, which should not, asking for the blessing of the confederated salish and couldn't eat tribes as a sovereign nation with a government to government relationship. With the United States, there's an elders cultural advisory council for the culture committee and met with them. And asked for their blessing and assistance in this project, which they graciously granted. And there was also a moment in the book that I addressed in the authors note when I considered leaving and not writing the book and had a number of Frank conversations with people, including one that is in the author's note with will nested junior is a really inspiring remarkable young man and ultimately decided to move forward with it. And like I said, did my best, and tried to do it. Do some justice to this most incredible team and if that didn't result in that on page, there's only on me. There's a moment where, you know, the team is putting together videos about suicide prevention, your magazine story comes out and also they're getting a lot of attention and it all gets so nodded up and they go to Nike and there's all this kind of show around them and the executives are there and everything and they're kind of asked to talk about themselves and that at one point you to say, I felt sad. And I felt that that was the first time that I felt your emotions coming through or your explicit view of what was going on. I was very curious about that decision to kind of bring that forth in that moment. Well, I think that it was just the truth in that moment of how I felt..
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"But how long have you been out there? I have been out and moved to Santa Fe, I guess in 2007, but then I've also lived in Wyoming and spent some time in Montana and also back in New York. So yeah, I don't know that it's fair to say, I'm a person of the west by living in Mexico. For those of us who live in New York, you appear to be in west, but you also, I mean, you've written a lot about the west and I'm interested first just what kind of drew you out there in the first place. What attracted you to even just to living in Santa Fe. To moving here? Yeah. Well, gainful employment. You know? I got a job at outside, which is what brought me here. I had been working at men's journal as a assistant. And I applied for a job and got a job editing at the time the fitness and travel service coverage and then eventually got to work on some work stories while it outside. What sort of sent you down the path? I mean, you could have sort of become an editor in state and editor. And what diverted you back down the path. It was sort of you always wanted to return to being a writer and editing didn't appeal to you or what kind of sent you back in that direction. I think that I always did want to write and I don't think that I was at a certain point, confident enough to say that. And I was and I was very fortunate at outside to be able to write some stories. And to work with great editors there. To learn from editor, great editors, like Elizabeth Hightower. And Chris kais, and I also think that there's a certain kind when you're on staff and you're juggling a lot of deadlines is a certain kind of story you can do and then I'm interested more these days by stories that take a long time and are in some manner of sort of amorphous and those are hard to do when you're on juggling top edit deadlines. So I think I always wanted to write and then it took me a while to bloomer and acknowledging that and being confident enough to say that so when you made the leap, do you remember was there a story or a moment where you felt like I found it? I'm doing it. This is the thing I was looking for. Not really, I was outside was very generous, and I had like, I was a contract writer for a year. So when I decided I was going to leave editing, they were very kindly gave me work for so I had a certain amount of words to do and some of that was narrative and some of that was service stories like best jobs and things like that. So I was very fortunate and I don't know if this is your experience, but I think that for me it took a while to figure out what kind of story I'm less bad at. What kind of story I'm drawn to and can manage to do in an adequate way or try to. And I did outside I was drawn to some of the environmental coverage. And that was partly because I was less fluent in some of the sports that outside covers, so I kind of thought I wanted to, and I had studied with Sue halpern and Bill Kevin first journalism class I took in college. So I kind of thought I wanted to write environmental issue pieces, but I didn't really know that that's not necessarily what I'm good at. And it took a little while to try different stories and figure out different ways of writing. So how would you describe now what you're good at? I have what I believe are going to happen. I want to hear what you think you're going to add. Oh, no, you go. Now you have to go first, I might poison the well with my theory. I think that I'm interested by stories that are about people in place and the ways in which history winds through all of our lives and power dynamics. Community and power dynamics. What I really like is when you go and kind of embed in a community that you're not from really putting yourself inside of it and then giving us a portrait of something that's happening inside of a community. Yeah. Story that sort of was really freeing in a lot of ways to us to write about Merlin league baseball team in New Mexico and the Santa Fe Fuego. Yeah, a real favorite of mine, that story. Absolutely love that story for the atomist. It's interesting that the baseball one was one of the early ones because that was kind of, it was on the less serious side. But if I recall correctly, were you already a fan of the team? Is that how it came about? Yeah. Yeah. And what made you think that there was a story there? I think part of it was just a feeling like the atmospheric feeling of being at those games. There was something there. And just the sort of passion that those players had for what they were doing, even all of the very obvious signifiers and odds against them, you know, like they would clean up after the game for the fans and they were making something around $50 a week and were staying at home stays, and they were doing it because they loved it. So there was something with a lot of heart in that. Yeah, we should say, I guess the Santa Fe Fuego was a class a. Like the lowest level, they were the last place team in the lowest level of independent league baseball during that year. Yeah. And so that fact you can have a lot of fun as a storyteller with that fact, but that's just one tiny fact that is a way into a world. And hopefully treat people with dignity and not have too much fun with that fact that makes sense. But trying to tell a story in.
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Longform Podcast
"Lammer, happy new year, you guys. Happy new year. Happy new year. Hey guys, 2022. 2022 change is in the air. Indeed, people have already heard that change in the form of our new music, you'll be hearing some more new interludes as the program progresses. But there are actually some larger, more fundamental changes to long form that we should probably address. I'm not sure max I'm not sure everyone is actually aware that in addition to this podcast, long form dot org existed as a website previously, a website that recommends articles. I'm trying to remember how long have we been doing that? First post was April 2010. That long. Since April 2010, we have been posting new articles every single day, which is a lot of articles if you do the math. We posted a letter today on the website saying that we are actually shutting that down. But do not worry. We will continue to do this podcast every week as always. Yeah, podcast isn't going anywhere, new episodes, every Wednesday, but no more long form dot org, no more article recommendations. And I just like to say a couple of things. One is 12 years is many, many more years than we ever thought that this thing would last when we started it. And the reason that it lasted so long was this incredible group of people who contributed to it in all kinds of different ways. We had editors who picked stories. We had writers and editors across journalism who would recommend stuff to us. We had dozens and dozens of recommendations every day. We used to have an app. Do you remember that? We had two apps, man. Two apps. We feel like part of the story here is that we've lived through many eras of the Internet. And long form dot org is I think pretty clearly from a different Internet than the one we are currently living on. And so it felt like time, but man, just an incredible, incredible run so much longer than I ever would have expected. And I just want to say thanks to everyone who was a part of it. Thank you to everyone who contributed and thank you to everyone who ever had an article featured on it. It's how I discovered many great writers, which brings me to a question, Evan, who is on the show this week. This week, I'm very excited to have Abe Streep. And Abe is a writer that I've known for many years. He has written a lot of wonderful magazine stories, many of which were recommended on long form dot org no doubt. He's written for outside for The New Yorker for the atavist magazine where I used to work. And for The New York Times Magazine. And then he took a story that he'd written for the Times Magazine and turned it into an amazing book that came out last year called brothers on three. And just to give you a little background, it's about a high school basketball team from the flathead Indian reservation in Montana and their pursuit of greatness of state championships. They're led by a star whose name is Philip moliere, whose name comes up in Abe and my conversation. And it's also about the whole community and what it's like to be a teenager in that community and in the world in general. And even the complexity of trying to write about it all from Abe and he really invested a lot in this reporting and writing and thinking about it. And I wanted to talk to him about all of that. I should also say the book is about some of the challenges that that community faces, including a suicide cluster at the time, Abe was writing it and some of the kids relationship to that. And we talk about some of that in this interview and I just find it to be an incredibly thoughtful person who approaches his work with a lot of humility and it was a pleasure to have this conversation with him. The show is brought to you in partnership with Fox media. They help us make the show, thanks to them. And now here's Evan with Abe's creep. Abe. Welcome to the long form podcast. Thanks for having me. It's an honor to be here. It's good to see you. You're in Santa Fe, right? I'm speaking to you in Santa Fe. Yep. And I now, I think of you now as a person of the.
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"In for the first time here's the deal every weekday or telling the stories of women from around the world and throughout history will you may not know about but definitely should each month is being this month. We're talking about troublemakers recovering. Stories from across the spectrum from women who made good trouble to women who thrived and illicit industries to villains in the truest sense of the word. All of the women were covering a major impact on the societies in which they lived women just like men have played good and bad roles in human history took loss over women who we may find less than inspiring is to accept diminish an inaccurate place in the historical record. today's episode is about a villain. If you're listening with young children you may want to went out. Our woman of the day today was a japanese murderer from the nineteen thirties. Who was convicted of killing her lover. Her case became a national sensation in japan where it took on associations and captured the minds of a country in the ramp up to world war two. Her story has since been adapted and interpreted by filmmakers artists novelists and philosophers. They've depicted it as emblematic of a woman trying to follow her own desires in a society built on false morality and depression. We're talking about sada obey. Sada ave was born in may nineteen o five in tokyo japan to middle class parents. She was the youngest of seven children. All but three of whom died during childhood that point in time japanese society still put considerable stock in the gender norms of the former feudal caste system in which women were expected to play a subservient or secondary role. Satis older brother shintaro was a well known. Ladies man who was constantly stealing from the family to pay for his lavish lifestyle this their parents mostly tolerated. But when sata's older sister to route go was accused of promiscuity. Their father sold to ruko into indentured servitude in a licensed brothel there to ruko languish for two years until their father bought her out of her remaining contract. This was apparently a common punishment for daughters at the middle class. Who went to stray. When sato was fourteen she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance though. Her family was initially supportive. Society in general was not and the trauma in subsequent depression eventually led saudi to drop of school. She found work as a maid but was accused of theft leading to our first run in with police that up with yet another way were daughter as he saw it. Satis father arranged to sell sada into service in a geisha house and yokohama. At seventeen years old sato was too old to become a full geisha. As geisha training generally began in the early teen years still. she was popular with clients. Three or four years later at the age of twenty one sack contracted. Syphilis disease was incurable at the time. But saddam was legally allowed to continue working as a geisha as long as she submitted to regular health checks. These health checks were generally only required. State license sex workers known as showbiz and not geisha who weren't explicitly sex workers when santa realized she now faced the same requirements is showbiz but for less pay. She decided to leave the geisha house and join their ranks. Unfortunately saad quickly learned that shoghi earned more but their lives were much worse. Showcase didn't have the protections geishas did and were subject to significantly more. Saturday took out in revenge on disrespectful clients by stealing from them but was eventually caught and punished following her punishment. Sada attempted to get.
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"A dividing line and they were very segregated. They were very much about vendettas and grievances. They had no interest in working jewish gangsters. Irish gangsters black gangsters but when the next generation came along the generation of bugsy siegel and luckily tsiana that changed entirely. Because as you said those jewish and italian gangsters they grew up in the exact same neighborhoods. They played on the streets together. They went to the same schools. They dated each other sisters. They grew up like brothers. And so i mean this was a real shift now. Italians and jews wanted to work together and part of it was at this point. Now after prohibition they wanted to make money they wanted the mafia the mob organized crime to be about profit not about petty ethnic grievances. And so lucky. There's a quote from lucky luchino in which he to paraphrase him. He said the dollar bill does not know and does not know. If you're jewish or you're black. Or you're italian when kid twist a relative came along in brownsville brooklyn. He was trying to be the big guy in his neighborhood and in order to do that he had to overthrow the the three brothers. The shapiro brothers. Who were the top of the top dogs in his neighborhood. He didn't have the muscle to do it so we went to the neighboring neighborhoods and recruited some some taliban guys that he knew and he formed a kind of muscled up gang that he called the combination called the combination. Because it was jews and italians working together. And with the help of the italian gangsters he was able to overthrow the shapiro brothers. And that's a good explanation of that. I've not really. I mean i kind of know what my head. I've never really heard that. That explanation exactly way. You put it really. Well put it. It really is understand that that was replicated. In every city where there was a la cosa nostra mafia family and throughout the whole united states and a significant jewish population. Which you know. They all came here about the same time that we're all flee and whatever you know fleeing prosecution flee in programs in in rush hour or eastern europe and and Looking for a way end of the american economy you know anyway. That's true they were all coming. I mean the italians juice word con coming here at roughly the same time and from you know for as as you say from italy and eastern europe and if you think about it the mob was sort of the was sort of the original melting pot at that. At that time you know this way. In which a relishes recruited his italian friends to work with him was an example of what we would now call melting pot. They were all after the same thing they were after american prosperity the american dream and.
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"There are reasons to believe that the city new york city officials may have either sanctioned april murder or may have participated in in some in some way at. We don't know the answer to those questions and Abras death remains one of the really enduring miss carries of mob history interesting now michael. How did that work unnoticed albert. Hannah's stages name is always connected to murder incorporated that was that like kind of a pass down Trying to think way a company would work. You mentioned organize it. Like general motors. You have a chain of command Table organization so so albert albert anastasia is During this time. I believe he might have been under boss. I don't he might have been a boss after they killed off the magano i think was Is oh boss's name. Then he would get the order for maybe the commission commission he would give it and it stays. Yeah then he would turn around get hold of a relative or this kibo. Coulter was involved with this in some manner. How did that work. Yeah i mean it would work. Is that if if the the mob If the mob in in detroit or or miami had determined that one of their members had to go then they would contact the commission as this nationwide organization would call would be called and then pro either lemke book holter or albert anesthesia. Would place the phone call to abe allies. And so that was. That was the chain of command april. As if you're thinking of in really corporate terms abras reported to those two man. Albert anastasia was the big boss of brooklyn and lucky book alter was the liaison to the to the to the big bosses in the commission. Abras used used as his headquarters. A candy store in brownsville brooklyn was tucked on a street corner tucked underneath the elevated subway. It was an all night can candy store more like what we would think of as being like a coffee shop really and he and his guys would sit in the in a booth in the back where there were payphones and they would sit back there and smoke cigarettes and play cards and they would wait for that phone to ring and when the phone rang it was the call coming in from albany and staged or laptop book called her with orders to kill somebody in saint louis or los angeles or miami while see. I thought this was all going to beat new york..
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"And i happen to run into him. He said you know. He said that legal writing. He said it's crazy. he said. I always thought that if you just wrote a lot that's good. Writing said actually accept that writing less than not more starting on What's this book about. I guess telephone what this book's about a little bit about that. Your main character here. We'll gary. I guess i would put it this way. During prohibition the mobs in new york chicago at where you are around the country they made so much money. Without hardly trying. During prohibition they control the flow of illegal alcohol bootlegging moonshine. They control the speakeasy. He's they control the gambling they control the prostitution and the money came in by the boat. Loud mean just mountains of money and they lived large They went to nightclubs. They were surrounded by chorus girls. But when prohibition wow one down the mob had to figure out a different way of operating and that was the point when organized crime really had to get organized and the top mob bosses put together a nationwide coast to coast affiliate of mobs kind of confederacy of mobs lucky. Luchino in particular wanted to run the mob like general motors or like mcdonald's with franchises in every city wanted to run it like a profitable business and part of that business meant together an assassination squad that would kill anybody who wasn't informant or potentially an informant. The theory was that if there was nobody to testify against them in court than there wouldn't be any prosecutions and that that the us to to to perform these sassa nations top mob bosses called upon a jewish sang. Actually jewish italian mixed gang in brooklyn in the brownsville neighborhood of brooklyn headed by a man named a rela. His name was kid. Twist and For a decade this system worked abras dispatched his man all across the country. They killed hundreds of informants hundreds and hundreds by one count as many as a thousand. Although i find that figure little hard to believe and this this worked it worked for a decade until a rela 's himself became an informant and in fact the man who had spent his adult life. Killing informants became the biggest informant of all and then the question was could the government. Keep him alive long enough to testify in court and the he testified against four of his closest friends. They went to the electric chair. The district attorney in in brooklyn was about to start prosecuting. The big bosses. When abe relatives went out the window of his hotel in coney island died and then the question was did he go out that window voluntarily or was he thrown out the window. Did somebody kill him and if somebody did kill who wasn't was it. The mob wasn't the police..
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"You are listening to gangland. Wire hosted by former kansas city. Police intelligence unit detective. Jerry jenkins welcome. All you wear diapers good to be back here in the studio gangland wire i have on the zoom call michael canal. He wrote a book recently. A brotherhood betrayed the man behind the rise and fall of murder incorporated. Now we all know about murder inc. We know it has something with albert anastasia and left key book alter and abe kid twist ramos who has the least known of these characters. And we're going to learn a lot more about Ellison kid or kid. Twist i guess. he was known by as we interview. Mr cadel. welcome michael. It's great to have you here. Hey it's great to be here. Thank you michael. I was researching your book here a little bit. I see you got paid a heck of a compliment by judith reveal. She says canals telling them. This story is page turning his researches unquestionable his descriptions chilly and his character development is absolutely visual. So that's a heck of a compliment. Isn't it yeah. I really i really appreciate that. Of course that's what i was. That's what i was going for As as i wrote this You know. I really try to write it. The way novelist would write an great novel or the way a movie director would make a movie It's all true it's history. It's journalism everything in. This book is true. But i've tried to shape the way the way a novelist which shape a novel or the way Somebody making a netflix series would would shape that so so i'm gratified to hear that quote because that's that's exactly what i was going for. Folks let me give you just a little example. Here he is describing arnold rothstein most people familiar with arnold rusting And i quote here from the book. He was a tall figure. Silky smooth with cultivated power of a vampire. He gambled all night and slept all day. You can just you can visualize arnold roster from matt. There's no doubt about it. Well this this book mostly takes place in the one thousand. Nine hundred thirties starts in the twenties and then into the thirties. Right up to nineteen forty one. Of course that's a really colorful and wonderful backdrop to have for a book. So i did try to make it as colorful cinematic as as possible. You know brooklyn in the nineteen thirties is just. It's just an incredible backdrops for a story. And i really did. Try to bring that to life kind of the modern day damon runyon now so michael tell me a little bit about her telling listeners out here a little bit about your your credential shall we say and how did you get to this point of writing this book..
"abe a._b._c" Discussed on The Path Distilled Podcast
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"I was just thinking what if what if hugh rescued all the medallions and at the end. You're waiting for that special ending and it's just Rick Ashley going to give you a out. Were were chanting for you. And it's like the the device that like chicken farms where you're just comes in. That's all of their heads off to like. Yeah thanks you got it all together in one one place catch them all comes out wringing his hands like they just have polka balls in their feet and thrown like. It's like the first metro game where the bad thing is the good thing. I'm trying to think of how to even describe this. God Damn trailer that you have A. It's so weird you're like it's a like like on the floor and a TV flies up to him. It's the best way I can make described as saying it's like it's like If anyone's play Fallen Colony Vegas It's like the row like the TV robots from the big empty Over lose votes all Alex like that and it just starts in a very cold in creepy voice explaining how Abe is going to be like the chosen one for his people and all these devices come out an aide is like freaking out and hanging at this point and like all these like weird surgical tools are coming out and he's getting closer and closer to eight or just like overshadow. Am Am and it cuts the black like okay. That was weird certainly weird. Yeah that doesn't. I'm glad I didn't watch the. That sounds stupid. Though it's fame you're GONNA be the one a year going to be the one to save everybody in Asia. Yeah this is it. I think Abe is like I wouldn't say he's an idiot. I'd say he's like a buffoon he reminded me a lot. A lot of Like Roger Rabbit. Yeah yeah that's what it wasn't just keep saying different words idiot now. He's like a hapless lovable all like buffoon indecision kind of idiot. Yeah he's like totally soon doesn't know what he's doing. He knows what he's doing. He's just like homes zero weird. Okay we actually got a lot of feedback from people about this game. He's like if Bill Murray was a cartoon character uh-huh and completely hammered. Yeah I took groundskeeper from caddyshack. Yeah exactly from caddyshack. If it was the chosen one see we go somehow. Alright two things I want to say for one. They want to say for questions or not really quite at this point not not even questions anymore. But August and the we didn't mention we should mention early on the front of the box that says no menus. No inventory bars. No score peeping noteworthy those scorekeeping just infinite lives victims to rescue in in a supposedly challenging gameplay. which kind of what you get yourself into but yeah I forgot to mentioned earlier and I do want to say that I did? I did approach this in four different groups I ask you got a ton of feedback. We're not gonNA read all of it but I wanna read definitely some that people had I I want to read from Daniel Mellman said I love this game. Make sure to play twice no way in hell or I'm never had they don't want some good all right. I think I can agree with this woman from do Gold Manzar pent. Sorry if I pronounced aim wrong and you're listening to this. It's a game. I wanted to like dearly but ultimately would just frustrated frustrated by it had cool mechanics very good art direction and a somewhat simple but effective plot. The atmosphere is the best part of the game. It's a shame that it gets too difficult to quick and it feels sluggish in a way. I don't like you know I can agree with that. I agree with that. I mean it definitely really just it gets very challenging. There's one thing we completely skipped over which I now that brought this up that I felt kind of broke up some of the challenging gameplay or at least it helped with jumps when you get that you think is his name the Little Yoshino laugher. I'll I I liked him he only use them to make a few different jumps after. Like do puzzles because he starts eating. Honey won't leave. But he hates these like Winnie the Pooh and I think it might be there right. Yes yes is he had a date probably not enough animal. It looks like it. Looks like from Ice Age aalto. Dennis a slow victory Daniel Locks that I have fond memories of making Abe save up follow me and partying sounds over and over. You must have been a child at the time. It is not funny anymore. Yeah if I played this game when I was like eight fucking loved it. Maybe I don't know what it might have been more fun. came out. Ninety nine. Might be semi seven so I was ten probably found it funny. I was four so go ahead. Three arts yet. I was probably tend to so are at that point for my door to save it from mark. Goldstein you said. I've loved this game as a kid. The tone at fear and humor I greatly enjoyed the grimy Machinery Setting is one of my favorites just to look and feel of it is so so cool and interesting it is still as though the whole anti consumerism. Message flew over my young mind. We have the fun of this. Yeah and he said Sequel AIDS this way better. I never want to find out sir. Never alligator that. It is better I would love to Out Love like a rule who played as Odyssey's a kid and they can play as adults just not like. This is what I play. Oh Oh give back in the show. We kind of skipped over but all four of us. This is our first experience with his. Yeah yeah no I played it as a kid. What the hell am I talking about? Yeah Yeah I three of US Stephens and this this comment from drew drew van ratings and wait Alemi. Okay okay. I mean values are just fine. Oh southern earl. Culture aged exodus is even better a great puzzle platform with a weird tripping story all those pitched one game with pre rendered backgrounds. Hold up so well for me. I'm sure nostalgic plays a a big partner. Yes yes it does. If you like these games please play harder darkness. I don't think that's happening now. I have no such a game to stay away from Ross darkness. I think if a Super Nintendo game now especially PS one. I looked at him thinking. Okay you're thinking out a world or another another world yea I I know what you're talk. Yeah because I. I've looked up a whole list of all the cinematic by farmers and doing this really hard darkness is way more like bullshit but I was like it having looked at it. I am vaguely interested. I mean maybe I I don't WanNa same guys you made another world. I know that That doesn't entice me all right. This is from jails Pontus. I know I pronounced runoff. That wrong I said was was a bit better balance if I recall correctly. At least I didn't remember that one having as many tiny based puzzles fucking hyphen based puzzles are all Over this damn game Playing harder darkness just looked it up in the composer for darkness was the same guy who composed the music for a homeward rebound the rentable journey. What are we doing here? Oh a tombstone holy Shit. Yeah we're fucking playing. That gave us the gift of Shit Monster Heating the main character. This has really brutal heart really brutal death animations for a game that you play the kid like like two thousand thirteen brutal or I don't know I grew shop. This guy did the fuck him. This is such weird careers I he did this. He did the he did the score for rescuers down under homeward bound. Baby's Day out in tombstone. Okay I got this I want to read Joshi Gavilan. They said just go on house. The greatest game ever made. That was this common. That was my fault noise. It didn't come up very good. I don't think they square off like Mike now. I say ever got him months now. We are back up two more comments and we'll be done with questions okay. She'd take care. I shouldn't even say questions anymore. In the show they never question from there. Yeah this law men are the best side scrolling games ever made in my opinion Nia. I can see how people think opinion. I disagree when I can see how people will make that disagree. There's a lot of people that said love this game and things of that nature and people really liked this game for ninety seven. It's really impressive. I I worry that we did do just because he's really impressed. Chevy kind of counterfeit will offer bucks to watch. I like to more things. 'cause there's over one from Joel Hobbles had no menus and I didn't get that right away to like. Oh yeah he's on recover. 'cause everything's being everything's getting cooked and eaten but Ashley Measures. This is the last thing I'm going to read said I remember renting it from a video shop store near me and accidentally keeping in it and I still have. It's one of my not my favorite game in the morning and the remastered fouls it up quickly. I think it's doesn't agree quite the overdue feet. You got and I Walk Buster. You're okay yeah. I prompt anymore. I definitely didn't do that. There's no way I rented a bunch of stuff from blockbuster when they were going out of business bad things you really because you know the only person that got that money were with that collects. And I'm definitely not going to do the same thing when game stop goes out of business. Oh never well that wouldn't be renting. That'd be just by for instance right box of red box out of his most mentioned we will eventually it will everything will actually did read by still buy dollars. THAT'S ALMOST DO I. It's weird. That five dollars seems like too much for a single movie. Now Right. It's a dollar for dollar here to what kind of red box you want. Some guy in the corner premium to one in a long time. Last time I went to one of those like that was a long time. There's a couple of years ago though. This is just like I mean like movies on Youtube or still like five dollars. Yeah they vary yeah they do very sometimes. It's like the movie just came out seventeen dollars against psyched owned for as long as YouTube. Besides let you own it but yeah some movies are just like I duNno. I WANNA watch like I really shit. The old movie and they'll be like this movie is thirteen dollars like why is movie. Came out forty years ago and it has like thirty percents Mehta's wise. It's still thirteen dollars on easy the summer you want. You just WANNA watch homeward bound. Okay talk just now. It's beautiful movie I it's all right. I'm hunter why don't you go first. Hello Oh.
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"Bitches get stitches at since gets that'd be a great sketches. Ll I like how when you look when you start running away immediately. A mug shot of you comes up with your name like crudely drawn on. That's how you find find out the media. Yeah and it's it's yeah. It's your employees picture like that's the picture that copay has of you. Incase you try to escape it just naturally have it but you know everyone who went when you went to go get your job or your hair. Whatever work now addict orientation? Don't trust them. They're going to kill you one day. Get your whole i. People who know me know talk about this affair amount by love graffiti and B Games. I love like stuff drawn. Walls like one of my favorite games is life or death because of that it's like almost specifically and everything in the safe rooms. I love this game called Ms Created that has some of the coolest graffiti and even though the game itself is this shit and I wouldn't play it. It's like a daisy knock off. That is not very good. The graffiti is great and I think in as Odyssey was really cool like seeing the a fish mouth like the fish face posted up and like shit written all over like save us and the implication that the other other medallions of sorry like I don't understand like idolizing him but he's got his following popping up about a rough game right in in by in my game they didn't idolize me. I let them all. That's on you that's your fault but then why gay. I love the stylized sized faces with like the is crossed out and it's like just so much like blatant propaganda Alpo all looked really cool actually or something that if excape everyone dies new quote for the shirt assaulted dies you leave the big killer estimates the art you go as you as you progress through the factory the Second Badger. Actually I was actually saving medallions. Finally and I did like when you finally get near the end. Should we start going on the end of this game. Almost everything Sir Okay I did like it like what you get near the end the game you finally get into the boredom that you saw in the first part of the game when he's looking through the window and realize Oh shit they're gonNA start killing us and you end up using that power that is at all the races kind of getting revenge for getting getting killed and he kills all the board members and the guard almost all the board members and just slightly both as shoot through start blowing up everybody at is to recall who was on the coolest in this game and then you get knocked out or something they grab you. I can't remember exactly it's in the face and then yet knocks you out and they drag. I use my you up above a grinder and the whole game. Is Abe narrating. What happened as he's hanging above this grinder? It's like a hole in the ground and it's like it's in the dust Sarla bet. Yeah basically. It's just a hole in the ground with like a bunch of grinding teeth in it and you're hung up by your hands and the gluck in which account what was his name the main one Molly Molly I remember that. Because of Rohrschack from Watchmen Mall. You Walk Your Locker with team. Yeah I read watchmen to. I've only seen this accident or movie. I you should read it. Well maybe we re we might read on a certain podcasts casts at some point in the future watch the show is all I haven't picked up show it all here with And it's really good but disturbingly artsy were saying about Dokan token or whatever the hell is Amos gluskin. Okay like I said this game is very Dr Seuss esque. It's like with slaves and slogs in the naral rhyming structure. It feels like okay. What's that The Laura Acts like if the Laura acts was like are rated is summer the Laura acts guns or something. He's got tied up and he's giving you each. You don't really speak English. No one else does speak. Why they like mumble? Yeah anything going on. Abby Eh sleeps talking though yeah the annoying thing. Is that like the whole all the narration. This game is set up in rhyming structure and and then sometimes but like molly will say something. And that's Mitt to complete arrive but it doesn't rhyme it's just like and that's when they want us to sing remember that's not a fucking run. You can't just through that quoth the Raven it's a it threw me off so much to have to have a Ryan Not Ryan to have like like an hour of very structured ochsner narration. And then just drop it at. Some blinds threw me off so much. It's a big anyone curious. PISS OFF STU starter. Rhyme and don't finish it. No it's okay. If you start a Ryan don't finish it. I'll just finish it in my head but if you had all it yeah if you always have if you have a rhyme going on like like if the end of the end of like you don't like time it works out is the end of low Fuck if it's not dead presence as I have. No Eddie we talked about is a song called lump by the presidents of the president's the USA. She's long she's and the song initially initially had a rhyming in. And then we're Yankee did a parody of occult gump and he ended with Like he's he's got an that's all I have to say about that. That and that's how hint it's like okay. That's deserved but if you have like the end of Chris that won't Christmas Ryan About Santa Coming and you just end it with a random sentenced the meal. I don't know if it's OCD. Thing what it's weird. It is weird. I agree and I just listened to it. I don't I don't all right three endings. I WanNa want to stay in my rants about in the right way and I got the bad. It'll be because I'm a bastard. I didn't rescue you. have to your strength. You could if you rescue under fifty gets the bad ending if you rescue between fifty and ninety nine get the good ending and if you rescue one hundred you get the best Eddie like you can't and ninety right right. Well now I am. I remember this wrong. If it's less than fifty s about anything if it's more than fifty good and then and if you get the good ending don't you also get get like the like promotional and like alternate trailer or something is one of the endings in the main menu. I think if you get all of them then you get an extra bonus ending joining which might be that promotional one. Yeah that's really fucking weird. Did anybody else watch that. I know it's it's bizarre. What's good yeah Let's say what's the what's the bad thing. Is I think a better defense. I got it so I didn't. I knew it was a bad anybody still figuring things might be a little okay. So he's hanging up by the by by his hands and then they has a bunch of Dokan standing by the fire saying we should help them. They're like screw that schmuck. He didn't help us. I'm I'm like Oh shit and then they don't come help you. They dropped in the grinder tablet on the last three. Help him let him suffer. It's it's literally nothing you did mattered. Yeah basically which I guess means the whole point of the game is to rescue them tokens and be a good day. It's just like I'm okay. Okay was ABC because I will ever play this game again so I'm fine with that but I gotta go down because your completion. Yes a real problem. Yeah it takes me a long time to finish like Draghi's inquisition. This is so many. Elective thing I forget. All of them. We walking around like I have. I have twenty out of twenty one songs whereas last fucking song or is he just have to wait. You just have to wait for someone to sing it. Oh I got the good ending which Why don't you tell us the good ending is all the medallions are like? They're role in this kit. which I describe as a the party hit from the Second Matrix movie or they're all Diana they're having that like the crazy? Yeah the crazy crazy like orgy. Drumbeat hate that part of that movie by the way. So that part of that very we're morpheus is just giving his speech along that that's my favorite part of that movie. You know we got talk about something or we're just doing his His warriors speech. He's like can you dig it and I just started rubbing and having sex. It's great you're going to go down man. Men's we'll have one last Hurrah my last orgy so all right so you you were saying. While the ending of they're they're getting ready for their massive mud and drum. Orgy These morpheus speaking and then and then aid comes out and big face shows up. You're still it's still like opens up with you hanging over the pit. By the way it's going back and forth it goes chose that shows you hanging over the pit and embiid it shows up as a chance and like shocks me not related to death but enough for his close the fall I fly off and you see that he's got a really rude body these alike he looks like a Disney villain at first where his his long cloak on any shocks. And it's real. He's got these like weird as arms and these tiny little legs lake and supposed to be like Like is really inadequate downstairs to the stage in front of all the orgy medallions and they all the chance to yell and say Hey Yea Brigade has to cut the block. Before the ordinary starts a effort matrix they save. Yes that's the black. That's that's going to be an Saul store. He entirety of soul storm is just one long. We Talkin Orgy. I'd play with with the exact with the exact sound bite. Light of Beatrix to playing tough it still. That's a ten out great I'm Steffan. Did you see the promotional thing that we were just talking about. Not that I have no idea what it is. I actually started watching it and then I just clicked. Pascet guys details it some One week talking about it. Sorry it didn't work out. Well it's nothing you're just ignore my song. Yeah take that. I don't know why it's there's they don't call it like the promotional trailer they call it somebody else within the game. 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Love them yeah so if anybody's walking on the island it goes both boy a dildo that just just get out like you got. You got no business being there. <hes> what else is going on. You know what the dumbest one of the week <hes>. I love when police say stupid crap on tv and i mean i love our police. Don't get me wrong but down in tennessee the they're basically issued issued a warning not to flush drugs down the toilet because we might be creating meth gators now. This isn't movie the sci-fi channel in the next six cool j kluge right. We got working on the screenplay. I'm just saying i already working on a screenplay p._m. Out there making the fish like commit willey said that's where the guys aren't so manley's the birth control p. That's my theory of sticking to in one of the dumbest. One of the dumbest drivers is cop said ducks geese and other foul frequent are fr treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on and meth would do dicks to begin with don't go near you put one of the better they'll still chase you across the f._c._a. Parking lot yeah so if you need dispose of your drugs just this is this is this is the mass i this is why i love the cops. So have you need to dispose drugs. Just give us a call and we'll make sure they get disposed of the proper way exude with you in handcuffs in the back of their car shout out to the braintree massachusetts police department who who posted on their facebook page folks it is too damn hot outside to be committee crying owner. No they said it's hot as soccer ball soccer ball ten committee crimes in this kind of heat is next level henchman shit <hes> so everyone just chill out <hes>. What was it <hes>. Go go <hes> like go hanging your air conditioning. Go been in stranger things three practice karate your basement. Do whatever it is you do. We'll see all on monday so this came out from ars ars technica and this doesn't make sense and usually i was going to pooh pooh it but basically the study came out and said basically american kids would much rather be youtubers youtubers then astronaut and part of me hurts but then the other part of me sees that stupid weiner kid making twenty million dollars a year opening up boxes that goes i don't wanna go up into space and die either like i'm kinda down with the opening up boxes and making twenty million a year but i get ah i want kids to learn and be cool but like i think i think the chances of my chance of dating heather graham are less as like being an astronaut so like i understand like kids like what they wanna be youtube for like how many people are making money in youtube. There's quite a few also it's more about what they're exposed to. When's the last time you saw a positive stories about astronauts are any stories about astronauts. I mean there's no g._i. Joe astronaut guy no more. There's no the right people because it's fake so that ah bob loves to to be just like it's funny like if he was the first one to step on the moon who the guy taking the picture can answer no because because they watched him stand in like those the first clip of him you know him right no. It's i someone raker. James bond movie. They drove right through corn was attention. They were they won this like that's what it is is kids are raising are are are focusing on popularity clarity as opposed to contribution to society instagram legs dude like it's taking over me reading my twelve year old daughters instagram comments. It's like pulling teeth gorgeous. I think you're gonna love. You only got to love to love you got it. You know no no no and then she got real will smith karma karma and karma. Apparently i am famous in high school junior high because when you google the name i am everywhere and they all know everything that i do and they you will you should know that if you decide i would rather aww shit you choose choose rats in furia saying they know hoya royal. What's so what's that. That's the reason why i'm d._j. All the nonsense at my kids school so that all the kids know who i am swings between the junior high not no. I'll still be there. I know <hes> so what's the deal so like netflix pissed me off like i think that flexes pretty cool like why ah <unk> are. They losing subscribers netflix. Hey subscriber down <hes> counselor down everything down and we're going to be cutting spending way back especially actually in u._s. Markets also net flicks. Hey eddie murphy. Here's seventy million dollars bill. I mean adam sandler before that to to put things interesting. They give him to put things in perspective. They lost one hundred twenty six thousand domestic pages of drivers <hes> with your average and he missed her. They ms lillian and mr forecast it cast for global subscriber by two point three million. That's the disparity of what of how they're losing and its shares plunged ten percent. Hey stop spending one hundred million dollars on pieces of shit like brightwell though have a choice it it was racing nearly would've made that a better movie. Was that three seconds. I'm black screen with white lettering go it. Hey member dungeons and dragons member the lord of the rings. It's dat but now cool set the entire that's and and james cameras avatars would be james. Cameras pocahontas really help avatar sucked. You didn't hear titled <music>. James cairns smurfs well listen. It's over oversaturated subscribers market these days you gotta take that into actually owns a suspicion honestly frenemies the knock with my kids i started getting like so like they had a little sleepover and some friends over and all that shit and then all of a sudden i get like literally like eight emails in a row. The new new device cited do device. I decided oh hell no password and i'm sitting upstairs in the and i'm just he's talking about. The dad net flicks isn't working you know she right. Netflix sees the end of y. Everyone's signed up. The office has gone friends is going to be going once. Beaver goes out. That's it look. I don't netflix wants to disney marvel thing launches watch trade trade items to kill one of what about eighty show i shows they do. Originally i go to hulu lou for series. I go to netflix for movies. Those are the two things but natalie portman so much money series the series netflix. Though i'm all over amazon prime video i wanna know why every opened up the library and i've been watching one thousand nine hundred eighty spring break movies for three or four films and they got all the good movies and they got a trauma ville. I watch toxic avenger. I'm sorry i needed definition hood movies. I asked her classes uh-huh like look like leprechaun mahood own microphone the low budgets what what is it i don't. I honestly don't know him off. The examples buffed up now. Now are those like blaxploitation films like what's what's my but these are like real like films like we're in the last dragon a hood film no no downs berry gordy though not big terry gordy already. That's motown. That's big time. Movies are usually set in the hood in her low budget so it's gonna be like shot on a samsung galaxy lexi. It's pretty bad credit now at sam's credit some good ones yeah. They have really good ones. I almost all eighties like swiss dave a lot. They have a lot to watch his love. That's okay. I was watching. You know i was branding. I don't watch any movies. You tell me yeah. We know horner not handy so i can't you get <hes> owes a tinder. Why can't you get tender now. A non play store <hes> because no you can get it. It's just that when you go to process transactions through that or anything from epoch like fortnight and that kind of crap. They don't want you processing the transactions in app. That's the sea now. Here's what i here's something. I didn't know i had no idea of google took thirty points. That's breath. That's the part of the story that surprise so if you didn't if you don't know what i'm talking about <hes> tenders parent company madge group has just become the latest software maker too stiff google google on its third trying to it's thirty percent fee for all android transactions through the play yes or by the plenty game a._m. You like you know by a premium thing or you buy coins or whatever the hell it is in the game. You're playing amazon or google takes thirty percent of that <hes> so what they're trying to it was like a lot. Epic was the first one that launched. They're like little in game. Hey if you wanna buy shit. Here's this ad on that. We're gonna pop up for you and just do everything directly through us and bypass the google play process <hes> like how much do you think is fair though to handle payment processing and things like that payment processing three percent right up the infrastructure to support a finders. I'll give you ten not ten ten to five ten yeah when you're when you're a distributor yup like i'm looking at from an i._t. Perspective especially at the volume that you're handling it google no by taking more than ten kiss my neighbor ridiculous. If you're ingram micro or cinemax acts or any like this cisco distributors they're taking four to eight maybe twelve on on specialty items while while the var is taking seventeen to twenty two right now to take thirty. That's even like software resellers. Don't take thirty and all they are is a platform. They're not making shit. I mean if you don't charge for anything in your app. They don't take cut. They take thirty percent to handle. Will you know account career in apertures dealing and they reckoned if you buying after they take no by an app yeah if you pay for top pay they're taking taking their cut you know but <hes> they have the infrastructure to run to support that as well. You know if you're joe blow software company with five people. Are you gonna go set up your own payment processing network and handle that or you're just gonna like we will do it for you. It's not that hard to handle payment processing these as randy. I'm just throwing that player thirty percent. That's that's argument. Apple charges thirty percent amazon charges thirty percents. It's the collusion is what it is. Y'all bitch about russians. That's constraint collude lose weight come on the other two but apple will reduce it to fifty percent after a year for subscription recurring things like that that that switch. I mean for real so i don't blame these. Advocators movie got you yeah yeah. You're gonna get a year of their website and download now concurred you decide low the app which opens up a whole bunch of safety applications and apple won't let you on the air if you take payments outside so you can't distributor after the app store or so so we'll end on this barely talked i._t. Whatever it's all good i wanna hear this i._t. Though no logitech article came out from the verge going why you should really really update your logitech wireless dangle dude. I really thought this whole mouse trap thing was dead like we talked about that. Shit three years ago on the show that that's what the article starts three and a half years ago security reaches researcher broke into my laptop without ever needing to touch gotcha didn't even need a network address note. Nothing all you do a sniff out basically as logitech wireless mouses usb receiver fire off a few lines of code and then took over screen period and that still exist and it's not just logitech. It's devices that are out there from <hes> dell h._p. Lenovo like if you have just rebadged logitech receivers though don't know dominy lost mouse what else dunkel like u._s._b. Things i have like i have no. Here's a mouse doesn't work why i don't know whether there's there's little one centimeter by one centimetre little stupid. I got to go by their their like eight dollars. I just go buy a new one right right. Printers separate dog'll get you. I worry about the security risk either. Apparently nobody can't log into it without you're supposed to do so we use wired again in looking. It's all about like just making sure that you have the latest firmware for the thing updating your run the system updates on your computer computer logitech now offering from where updates for these though now they have some of them yeah epithet also selling the old version still. They're pulling them randy right here. It says in his article article is here's the link you need to logistic support page which contains links to update tools for your grandma going to go up to her logitech miles from my the mouse what's a ball in it with with nepal and my husband and i got to come over and clean for every six months because of all the cat hair right right trapped in the ball or not our parents i._t. Department that's exactly the idea no time role every every sunday. My father pays someone because he knows what he'll do if he asks me the best channel honey do something about that. 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"Threat to security united states is donald trump washington governor jay inslee some of the candidates using bilingual skills to appeal to voters former texas congressman joe roared this economy has got to work for everyone and right now we know that it isn't and it's going to take all of us coming together to make sure that it does necessarily almost inquiry got up there sonal alexi it'll the a._b._c. political analyst maryalice parks expected more infighting really little finger painting it was much more about them defining their party than define each other i i was expecting them to go after each other a little bit more vague even go after joe biden presumed front runner at this point that there was very little of that i think mostly everyone wanted to play nice they want to talk about areas agreement across the democratic party motorola vera abe a._b._c. news round two in the presidential debates tonight in miami election day is still more than a year away so how wrapped up are you in presidential politics right now w._b._z.'s james rowe haas is out in medford this morning asking if people are ready for the political season good morning james good morning jeff yeah what the bait last night that's what many are asking me this morning i've been talking to people since four thirty and found only one person named alan who won knew that there was a debate and to watched it he plans to watch the second one tonight he's not sure yet who has this vote tonight i wanna see the mall before i change my mind the opinions but it is interesting it was kind of quiet though i thought yeah yeah yeah he thinks senator elizabeth warren joe biden and bernie sanders have the best chances against president trump i told him that he was the first of several dozen people that i've spoken to this morning that watch the debate he says he thinks that said and believes more people should be paying attention in medford james rojo's w._b._z. boston's newsradio tito to president trump is in japan this morning arriving just a little more than an hour ago getting ready for the upcoming g twenty summit he's got a full agenda and a lot on his mind on the to do list of meeting with chinese president xi jinping the wall street journal is reporting that president xi is loaded for bear and armed with a list of conditions that will get china back to the table to negotiate an end of the trade war with the united states among the items the paper is reporting that she will insist that america's ban on tech giant way be lifted and they're also be an elimination of all tariffs based on president trump's rhetoric so far both could be non starters it's eight oh three we check the roadways.
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"Abe is a battle over Rourke supporter. He hasn't been released on fifty thousand dollars bond. These guys don't have anything the lowest Lerner. Nothing happened to her John Koskinen the head of the IRS back during Obama nothing happened to him nothing usually happens to these people have fear God ought to be put into them. But it hasn't been let me grab Lance in Marietta. California's we quickly get back to the phones. Hi, welcome, sir. Rush long time listener, thank you for taking my call. You bet, sir. Directly to my point. Find it interesting with who voted senators would made the boat about. All of them. And all animal activists, they ask one question. And that question is this creature? Does the animal feel pain? The pain deserves to be treated ethically. India rice as humanely, right? Yeah. You're absolutely right about this. And yeah, they do not give the same consideration to a baby this orange. Nope. Michael vick. Michael Vick went to prison for treating mistreating Roosters. And yet they can vote. This is this should not be treated the same way. We do animals I find it policy in its finest in that right there. Well, it's a good observation because when animals are in pay the animal rights crowd moves into action. You see your illustrating that to the left here. What this is really all about is Roe versus Wade. And it's about a woman having total control over everything happens as a result everybody that nobody can say anything to her. And what they're trying to preserve is if a woman wants an abortion and somebody botches it should be able to kill the baby she didn't want it. She wanted to board at the moment. She didn't want it that baby cease to exist as anything human, even if it's born, and it's obviously human no, she didn't want it. She can authorize it's killing with no penalty because she didn't want it in the first place. I say let them do this. Let them keep making big deals out of this. Let them keep passing legislation state after state after state let them keep doing standing. Ovation after standing ovation. Let them keep doing it. I say let these people keep demonstrating who they are. They're doing this. Now, they're feeling they're all stay in power forever. Now when they won the house, they think it's a matter of time before they get rid of Trump. They win the White House back already acting like they're victorious. And they're already taking the action. They have sworn to take after they get the White House back, and that's sending Trump to jail. I wish somebody would ask Michael Cohen. Do you know Mr. Cohen if Donald Trump ever colluded with abortionist to kill babies? I don't think those questions will be asked. Mr. by the way. Let's do some audio sound bites on this George Stephanopoulos. On good Morning America today. They can't they can't contain the joy, they just they're popping buttons. They're happy. They're so proud Cohen is going to accuse the president of lying of cheating of racism and breaking the law while in office Cohen expected to take us behind the scenes with Donald Trump. He calls it a history of lying racism and cheating. Michael Cohen is about to pull back the curtain on President Trump detailing what he says are these personal anecdotes his first hand accounts of how the president he says lied and cheated throughout his career. And for the first time publicly sources tell us that Michael Cohen plans to accuse the president of criminal conduct while in off while in office. They were going to present evidence, at least one document, which they say shows, the president broke the law while in office, one document wonder are these people not a riot go back two years. Everything was Russia. We have leaks four times five times a day every newspaper, they cable news networks former and current American intelligence officials offshoring everybody there was abundant evidence at Donald Trump colluded with Russia had stolen the election that was really Hillary Clinton's to win. For two years. And then when none of it materialized look at where they are. Now look at what they're excited. Michael Cohen Michael Cohen, he's about to pull back the curtain on Trump. He's gonna detail what he says her personal anecdotes firsthand accounts from a guy who's going to jail for lying of how the president lied and cheated throughout his career for the first time publicly sources, tell us it Cohen plans to accuse the president of criminal what we are so far from Russia. We're so far from collusion were so far for meddling. They've got nothing folks. They're throwing gobs of excrement up on the wall and hoping and praying with some of it sticks. The important observation is that none of it has. How is it? Donald Trump has an approval rating of fifty two percents in Rasmussen forty four percent CNN houses possible after two plus years every day ninety to ninety two percent negative media coverage. How is it possible? That Donald Trump is not in the twenties realized that's what's drivers. So frustrated they haven't been able to destroy Trump. And now here comes Jeffrey Toobin this morning on CNN warning everybody that may not work. This time Allison Cammarata if Michael Cohen testifies that Trump somehow engage in criminal conduct while in office while in the presidency. Does that change anything? Gosh, everything we've tried nothin'. Stuck nothing will that change anything Jeffery, please tell us I don't think. So as we've been discussing impeachment is a political process. I have been burned many times over the past three years. By predicting that public opinion is going to shift because of what the president said, it Charlottesville our kids in cages at the border and the president's approval rating, it's not very good. But it doesn't change. And I can't believe that anything cone says this week was really going to change that because he's not gonna say anything new. He doesn't have anything. He has already said publicly or privately. There's nothing anybody knows. And why would anybody believe this guy? He's obviously a turncoat extraordinaire, the Trump camp is not going to be in any way, swayed by this guy. He's got no reputation left. I don't know what kind of reputation he had to begin with. But he's certainly got nothing left. Andy McCarthy making the point here. But. If there was anything to this. There would have already been charges Fox News channel today question from Sandra Smith, the Wall Street Journal put out a piece this morning saying that Cohen is going to testify that the president engage in criminal conduct while in office. What's your take on the journal story today? Andy Cohen spent a lot of time being investigated by both the FBI and the federal prosecutors, if he was involved in criminal activity with Trump, I think we would have expected to see some charges come out of it. Secondly, if the prosecutors had thought he was a valuable credible witness. They would've completed a cooperation agreement with them. I have to think they did that because they didn't think he was very useful or valuable witness. Exactly. He's already been sentenced that means he's going to jail. His use to them is Phoebe. It's over. That's why the Democrats are bringing him back 'cause they are frustrated that whatever he had didn't amount to diddly squat. So they're trying to create yet another image in another narrative. Out of whole cloth. I have before we go to the break. Richard Cohen in the Washington Post today, and he's one of their columnists you've been around there for many, many moons, and he's got a piece. That's headline. Democrats are wrapping a gift for Trump. He's talking about reelection in twenty twenty. Says I don't quite know what a Handbasket is. But the democrat party is heading in one to electoral hell with its talk of socialism and reparations given a Republican incumbent who has never exceeded fifty percent in Gallup's approval ratings Paul and who won the presidency, thanks to a dysfunctional electoral college. Why? Dysfunctional electoral college, nothing dysfunctional about it operated. Exactly as designed. The democrat party is nevertheless determined to give Trump a fair shot at reelection by sabotaging itself. In fact, it's veering so far to the left. It could lose an election in nineteen fifties Bulgaria. He writes that the problem for the Democrats at the moment is that much attention is being focused on political novelties. Like Alexander your Cortes. Who espouses both socialism and reparations she has for Roche ously telegenic infectiously likeable and clearly inexhaustible she's also political poison but product of a freak in election in a New York City district where the past has taken root socialism and a lot of rot about the evils of capitalism. She cheered Amazon's decision to split New York and take twenty five thousand jobs with it for Amir first term. This is quite an accomplishment. It usually takes much more seniority to do this much damage, and he goes on the highlights some of the idiocy coming out of people like Kamala, Harris, and all these other people, and he's very very much concerned. These people are essentially turning twenty twenty over to Donald Trump right now. I think he's got a point and they're not gonna be able to help themselves. Even if they read this piece and belief that they're not going to be able to help themselves. There's too many. That want the nomination. There's too many of these lame-brains who believe that in order to get it. You have to be a socialist or communist that. That's what their base wants. And so there's going to be a race to see who can become the most radical with the most credibility the soonest. So we found at least one adult. In this cabal of Democrats, a columnist at the Washington Post. But don't worry. They're not going to believe him. They're not gonna think he's knows what he's talking about. They can't afford to quit timeout back with more.