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Your Brain on Facts: Trivia Round-Up
"Let's kick this off with a fact number one about the guinness world record. It only costs five dollars to apply for a guinness world record but if you want an official adjudicator with a stop watching a clipboard to come watch you do it. That'll run ten thousand dollars. An adult queen bee's body can be twenty five percent ovary by wait until sixteen. Seventy people thought that high f- life revolved around a king. Be a shocking assumption. I know until one was examined under a microscope. And the biologist was surprised by the size of the king's ovaries skylight. Charlie see-saw half moon regretful. Climb silence mill and patriotic shorter art racehorses. They were nicknames for the guillotine. Oh fellow brainiacs. I'm dan pugh. And i'm shana harrison. According to the oxford english dictionary. Elvis has left. The building is used to express. The finality of situation on a person has died or made a dramatic or notable exit as early as nineteen fifty-six the phrase was commonly used as a public announcement at the end of singer elvis presley's concerts to inform the fans. There was no possibility of his performing another encore so it was a literal usage. The phrases earliest figurative use was an allusion to his death on august sixteenth. Nineteen seventy seven. My favorite is to use it. When tents argument has just ended and both of the people in a storm off and then me and the other bystanders. All like oh. That was really weird. Yeah i could really lighten the mood. Join us on a whimsical adventure of idioms and other turns of phrase on bunny trails word. History podcast the groundbreaking movie. Akira was the most expensive anime when it was created in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight costing seven hundred million yen or about six point three million dollars five point. Three million euros adjusted for inflation. That's about fourteen million dollars today
"akira" Discussed on DJ Force X in Conversation
"Like spud. I have. I don't like i don't want to step on. She's opinion for every question myself. It's okay so it's it's like when i hear this song i think he's like live big so huge huge bouncy riff each in yeah i sorta like the tempo the ref everything about it just about getting people involved and jumping around. It's just a great song and total lives on somebody's so i think he's going to be as well. Yeah yeah said is. It's just seeing speed crazy tracking. There's a there's a method to the madness of british that off the god's so there will be more upbeat along side of it so although it's on is is definitely different as kids. Says it's it's fun. Author is definitely a fun coup. This go back back because we didn't really talk about knockoff. God just realized scope. Axes know that professional style. You say still struggle like what was feeling behind that song because it was like it was daca. Turn from a lot of your stuff that you've released previously. So i'm thinking back Things like ash strike and stuff like that kind of upbeat. Big tempo large tracts of skeletal and stuff like that and this one really kind of like. What's the word i'm looking for. I'll just go anger. I was going to use something. Clever anger Of anger behind. It won't be on just sneak. Some in maybe before k jazz about it. But there's.
"akira" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"The best way is to take a seedling. And start with that. Or to grow your own tree from a seed from a senior. Yeah, but you want to start with small plants You have once your bones I expert you can take larger plants. There's a lot involved with the first of all. You need patients once you our next port you can. I think you can officially by a white lab coat, then right and your regular thing. The bone size I'm always impressed with are the ones with the Bigger wood. And where the bleach part of it. Yeah, you know, pull off the bark and bleach looks like 300 years old, right? But those you you really need to be little more of an expert to do but Cindy just starting from seedling or seed. That's pretty easy and The thing to remember is if you're using Conifers and junipers, there is zero chance they'll grow indoors. Yeah, they really do. You need to take it indoors every now and then the back outside if you want to enjoy it. I mean, if you really want to do that, you gotta keep it outside covered patio poured something like that would be good but indoor. You can. I mean, you can't even keep it in for more than four or five days. Without it, showing signs of stress and needles will start to yellow out. They'll start to fall, and once the needles begin the yellow it's really in bad condition, because think, how long Christmas tree stay Green exam once they start to yellow. I mean, that's a dead for a long time, but but it's actually you know, like is John saying you get a seedling in Bonsai isn't all really the hard part. Like you know, you'll see it online that you know. How do you bonzai a tree, You know, you know, finding the routes keeping it contained. But where it comes in to the difficulty of the artistic part is the shaping down the world. That's where it becomes. That's where I've always had a challenge. Because, you know it's one thing to start a tree and go Bonds. I Then it's another thing to actually get it to me. The look you wanted to do. And you know which branch is to cut off and which ones to leave. Kind of a specialized thing in itself. To be able to do that. They have that ability for sure. You know, a lot of people say they can draw but they can't kind of the same thing. Let me shape your tree. Really fun side looks like a stick figure. Exactly. I wanted to mention if you do wanna bones I indoors. There are some tropical trees that you could use like Pikus. Let's see. That would be very cool. You can do those indoors. Kiss. And then then what's the, uh, money plant? Akira Akira? Yeah, those kinds of things that have kind of big root systems are fighters still finicky when you ball inside them when they're small, they're still gonna be all jittery and nervous. Yeah, and they lose everything okay? And they lose their leaves. Yes, they did. Very little. You know some some fight, kiss our arm or are easier to bone side. If you're there, dwarf. There's that one fight is called. Too little. Uh, I actually planning my two little fight us in the ground, and after 25 years, it was about chest high. 25 years, chest time, right? So in the regular fight cause which I planted in the ground at the same time, I got to be 40 ft. And I had to pay $1000 to have her removed. You mentioned patients and one of the things that I always found very interesting, And it would be interesting to see somebody that was young toe. Have this patient's It would have to be a really old soul person. But, you know, we mentioned Bonzai..
"akira" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"With Hey, see those spoon the single most. Rico must musica must exit the single Yeah. What's left piece? Akira, no fighting. No fighting Such a respite care looking for Karen? Mr Speaker and then a vandal Savage. Take a moment. We don't see this. He is perfect. You know that better not be, because that's what got me through. Karen, Mrs Peter something So, Yeah, This is perfect. Look at us, okay? Said. Look, this is the same. It's just It's just my my look. Yes. I don't know.
Johnny Depp Allegedly "Romantic" With Angelina Jolie, and Gwyneth Paltrow talks about Public Scrutiny
"I daily please. Welcome scott tweeted back to the show so much for joining us come for the christmas trees decorations. Everything christmas tree competition between justin. And i later in the show's to stick around for that. Okay it's a new way to light up your tree all right up. First today. the hollywood reporter reports that johnny depp dated angelina jolie cure nightly an marion cotillard. And all the details are about to go public sued. Johnny's going back to court With the defamation case against his ex wife amber heard it's based on an essay she wrote about abuse for the washington post back in two thousand eighteen. Now according to the hollywood reporter johnny will have to turn over all responsive communications with his alleged romantic partners in angelina. Marian and kiera have all been named in court. Documents now marian. Akira have already there on this. They told us they were never romantically involved with johnny. And we have not heard back yet from angelina so interesting. It's a little more of this. He said she said drama Do you think the trial will be even more damaging or possibly embarrassing for johnny than the british trial was. It's all so ridiculous. This man is doing this based on something that came out and twenty eighteen with everything going on in two thousand twenty and in the world. No one even remembers that johnny depp amber heard all of these issues anyway. what. I think we're more they issues. I mean in the bay. I mean he kept on saying allegedly in the bank. Yes that's what you would remember more. And i and johnny feels. He needs to clear his name and he has filed the. He's already put this much money into it. I see him wanting to see this through the time that he did this. He was hot on it. But by the time you actually go to trial and all this davits it does feel like wow. Why are they still doing this. But also twenty twenty probably delayed a lot of things you know. It delayed a lot of stuff. And everybody's lives feel for these women who are now being dragged into this and they have nothing to do with johnny depp now carrying kierra in delina. Their names are part of this drama. And according to kira and marian they tell us like why we were never even romantically dated part of it. That's the worst part of the if somebody denies there your data when you say you did and it's on court documents said negative about this. Johnny's just wants to come out swinging. He wants to clear everything and go so he's got nothing to lose right now the position he's in even though farrah's outside his list you can lose a lot with this fahim. It's like there's nothing to lose. This is heaven hell scenario. It's heaven for the lawyers. I only gel for everyone else. One hundred percent. I totally agree and by the way there are times where companies know that. They're not wrong. They know that they are not liable for what happens to somebody but lawyers will say you need to settle this out of court because it's gonna cost you more in the long run. Why is no one sitting down with johnny depp. In saying yo at this point we know what you want to do. You want to clear your name. We know you're eagles getting involved. But you have to protect some of your reputation and dragging this out in american court after we just did it for a year in the uk cords. This is not going to be good for you. Take the l you still got ten million fantastic beasts. Somebody's gonna come back around for you. Mel gibson can get back from sugar. Tits. you can get back from this. Mean buddy but it's bunny but it's not all right. Well let's move on now normally when you're not dealing with an ugly trial there are so many perks. Do being a famous actress. Money fame and boyfriends. Like brad pitt. But gwyneth paltrow says the cost of fame was so high that she didn't want to keep doing it. Here's how she explained it on sirius. Xm's quarantined with bruce part of the shine of acting. What wore off. You know being in such intense public scrutiny beings a kid who's like living every break-up on every headline like being criticized for everything you do say in where show and also the the you know you're you're it's so transitory you're always all over. You think was more famous for her acting or for headlines. Sometimes i think back. In the olden days of hollywood in the early two thousands they kinda sorta went hand in hand. I think you became more famous when you were in a couple. And i think that's why a lot of times eight listeners hookup because they realize that their currency is doubled. Now still true today. The people don't use it as much as the used to i think. Stars kerry washington a-list stars mindy kaelin. They don't really use their relationships. Kids that are personalized very much. They have restricted that access and they got smart because they realized that once you do it once you can never stop ever even if you wanna stop it yet. Can't do it also in tech entrepreneurs and the new this out is yeah. I agree with you. i think for me. She's always been movie star. I assure the tabloids all the time about relationships but nine hundred ninety eight was her year sliding doors shakespeare in love expectations that was about the film's first and foremost and then after. That came all this when i started google and that created like a whole new kind of door to joe. And yeah she. She's now opened the doors to say like whatever. But i also think he's at a point now where she is just like take handles it all so much better. That's why she's clearly pursued kept pursuing this staying in the main stream and being super famous at the way she could've hidden away and not been out and about but she's everywhere like does not shy away at all so she's clearly got come to terms with this. I do think like it always helps if you can get into a relationship with another celebrity. I mean if you're trying to increase your fame. I'm that's why you have so many I'm using i know wags is not a bad term but i mean the women who there are a lot of women that go after just famous people are a lot of men that just go after famous women and it's like they do that for a period of time because they're really trying to increase their stardom and it helps
Johnny Depp Might Have To Fork Over His 'Romantic' Messages With These 3 Famous Actresses
"All right up. First today. the hollywood reporter reports that johnny depp dated angelina jolie cure nightly an marion cotillard. And all the details are about to go public sued. Johnny's going back to court With the defamation case against his ex wife amber heard it's based on an essay she wrote about abuse for the washington post back in two thousand eighteen. Now according to the hollywood reporter johnny will have to turn over all responsive communications with his alleged romantic partners in angelina. Marian and kiera have all been named in court. Documents now marian. Akira have already there on this. They told us they were never romantically involved with johnny. And we have not heard back yet from angelina so interesting. It's a little more of this. He said she said drama Do you think the trial will be even more damaging or possibly embarrassing for johnny than the british trial was. It's all so ridiculous. This man is doing this based on something that came out and twenty eighteen with everything going on in two thousand twenty and in the world. No one even remembers that johnny depp amber heard all of these issues anyway. what. I think we're more they issues. I mean in the bay. I mean he kept on saying allegedly in the bank. Yes that's what you would remember more. And i and johnny feels. He needs to clear his name and he has filed the. He's already put this much money into it. I see him wanting to see this through the time that he did this. He was hot on it. But by the time you actually go to trial and all this davits it does feel like wow. Why are they still doing this. But also twenty twenty probably delayed a lot of things you know. It delayed a lot of stuff. And everybody's lives feel for these women who are now being dragged into this and they have nothing to do with johnny depp now carrying kierra in delina. Their names are part of this drama. And according to kira and marian they tell us like why we were never even romantically dated part of it. That's the worst part of the if somebody denies there your data when you say you did and it's on court documents said negative about this. Johnny's just wants to come out swinging. He wants to clear everything and go so he's got nothing to lose right now the position he's in even though farrah's outside his list you can lose a lot with this fahim. It's like there's nothing to lose. This is heaven hell scenario. It's heaven for the lawyers. I only gel for everyone else. One hundred percent. I totally agree and by the way there are times where companies know that. They're not wrong. They know that they are not liable for what happens to somebody but lawyers will say you need to settle this out of court because it's gonna cost you more in the long run. Why is no one sitting down with johnny depp. In saying yo at this point we know what you want to do. You want to clear your name. We know you're eagles getting involved. But you have to protect some of your reputation and dragging this out in american court after we just did it for a year in the uk cords. This is not going to be good for you. Take the l you still got ten million fantastic beasts. Somebody's gonna come back around for you. Mel gibson can get back from sugar. Tits. you can get back from this.
Modest Mussorgsky: The Mighty Handful
"Hello welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. The mighty handful may sound like a rock band or a bad babysitting job and the mighty five may sound like a basketball team. But both of those were nicknames for a group of Nineteenth Century Russian composers interested in developing a Russian sound for classical music. Obviously, there were five of them. Mighty handful refers to five fingers. The ringleader of the mighty handful was mealy Bollock, a pianist and composer who wanted to promote nationalism in Russian music in music nationalism refers to a south. That's distinct Taylor country. Sometimes, that's done by using folk tunes, rhythms, or dance forms and a piece of music, but it can also mean including historical characters or legend from a region. While Akira, wrote an overture in which he put pieces of three Russian folk songs. Eventually Bala of became director of the Russian Court Orchestra. But for a while he quipped music and went to work for the Russian railroad in fact, every member of the mighty five held a nonmusical job at one time or another. Alexander Borodino was never a professional musician. He was a professor of chemistry. From the time he was a kid Borodino was very musical but he decided to study science instead he wound up founding the first Russian School of Medicine for women. After he met Bollock. The great cheerleader for Russian Music Borodino. Began composing. But since science and medicine took up most of his time, he didn't get a chance to finish very many pieces. One of the other members of the mighty hand full wound up putting Borodin's opera Prince Ebor into its final form, the man who cleaned up Laura Dean's music and music by quite a few other composers was Nikolai rimsky-korsakov. Rimouski. Korsakov was in the navy when he met up with Mealy, Bollock Kiro and decided that. Should be his life rimsky-korsakov quit the maybe to study composition after teaching himself to compose he wound up as a professor of composition at the new conservatory. In Saint Petersburg Russia rimsky-korsakov was great at orchestration knowing what instruments to assign to which lines of music in order to get the best sound. He finished a lot of pieces that some of his fellow Russians left unfinished and he also rearranged a lot of music some of which didn't necessarily rearranging. The. Last member of the mighty five was Cesar. Has An unusually UN Russian sounding last name because his father was French. In fact, he was a French military officer who decided to stay in Russia after being taken prisoner there while fighting with Napoleon's army. says. We started out in the military too but you guessed it after he met Mealy Bala. Cesar qe became a composer. Even, though he had no Russian ancestors, his mother was Lithuanian qe became a big champion of Russian music just like the other members of the mighty handful. There, you have the other for Russian composers who made up the mighty handful. Bella Kiev Alexander Barra Dean Cesar qe and Nikolai rimsky-korsakov. The fifth of course was this month's composer Modeste Ski. That's no Muss G. N. O., M. US. The GNOME. An m. e. from pictures at an exhibition by modest Mussorgsky's
"akira" Discussed on Nerdificent
"I loved Soco We have to have this down. We've got the they said five minutes left. Yeah we've been talking. I can talk about Akita forever. Can I just and I liked doing movies Because there's just it's kind of concise so I'm probably that's probably going to be on my picks is going to be animated movies and we're going to keep a high throttle going because the next one probably going to want to do as red line. Which has our friend. Liam O'Brien beautiful. My God definitely influenced again hugely influenced by Aqaba. If you haven't seen the movie it it is kind of like when you see it. It's like ghost in the shell when you're like. Oh well that's where that came so highly recommend super love it. I'm excited to see what happens in the future with either live action or there was talk of of more sort of media coming out surrounding it and thanks for letting me talk to you guys talking with the all. Just always such a treat right. Well where can people find year? Could thanks for coming on. You Got Anything to plug tells. Give us give it all at Erica on twitter at the Eric Ishii on a instagram. There's something that might be coming out soon that I'm in but you can't really say just in case it gets pushed these days but yeah thank you. Just keep up with me. I'm on social media a lot right and you know if you want to weigh on twitter and INSTAGRAM IF DIS on twitch Super Punch is going to be back if you're listening to this now that means Super Punch is officially back also was Naomi's birthday so the market may third but we are back tune in is going down live in direct. I.
"akira" Discussed on Nerdificent
"We are back who is talking about filling up. I do think that that's really funny. If he that that is that's how we show that everything is going to hell like making out and whatnot. While it's it's it is really interesting because it you know we. We were talking about like digest just briefly touch on a couple of things that that didn't make it into the film that were in the Manga. Wor wor yeah. Like the storyline with K. And the revolutionaries and Lady Miyako who is the leader of the Doomsday Colt You see her very briefly in the movie but there's a whole storyline with her in the Manga Just seems of what was interesting? All all sci fi and cyberpunk is retro futuristic because it reflects the aesthetic and the anxieties and the themes that are popular at a given time. That will eventually go out of fashion and sometimes it gets things right for the future. Sometimes it's way off because that was just what was important to people at this given period of time and Ach it I think is such an enduring has such an enduring legacy because the there were these themes that just really resonated with people and and a lot of those made it into the film and into Western culture and pop culture from then on you know the idea of the the child motorcycle gangs and this dystopia and landscape Civil unrest verses corrupt governments. Danny mentioned some very specific examples of things that I need. I I was like. Oh of course that makes sense but even the very famous motorcycle slide like every time I see it I was specifically thinking I know Steven Universe Rebecca Sugar. They like actively said that they put it in there. But also Leo and stitch do you remember. Do you remember when she was trying to stitch was trying to get off the island and kept like like. It's just such an iconic step one in animation school or maybe Matt when you get your masters step to because it's pretty hard maybe when you get your masters then it's that's the first step is learning that animation style but the bouncing ball exercise. And then you do the Al Qaeda motorcycle. Slide seen it. And there's this great. There's a couple of great gifts that compile all of the really popular ones Yeah just look at it and you know as I said. Sort of blade runner happened concurrently but Awka is for sure that city landscape that soupy and cyberpunk landscape is so influential and in terms of fashion. That's like it's definitely hot right now. The the red leather jacket. Oh Godzilla what's is John. C Riley's jacket. It has the he has the pill. Jacquet says like for for good health and just yeah I. It definitely influenced my aesthetic with the sort of bold. I mean reds my favorite color. I love. I've always been a fan of motorcycles. It was super dope but also I one thing I like about The motorcycle is we off. We were talking about how it's this you know the the the time that this movie came out you know. There's this fear of how fast you know. Japan is developing their technology. The bike itself is a flex. Cannon is a Japanese company. Citizen is a Japanese watchmaker. Show like I is not only this dope but it has stickers from these prominent Japanese companies that are still around and kicking till this day does so like I just feel that because like it's it's there's so many layers to it because I feel like that is what it's like being you know part of a culture which you you you can make a criticism of it but you also want to make a point to be like. This isn't an invitation to look down on us. This is just to let you know that while we have our problems we still out here in a and it's an that's one thing. I love about the the bike. And it's probably why I put stickers on everything so much Because I just love it but also yeah in the. This movie was robot from me because I are already my post teen purchase that some people are either vehemently against vehemently for is a motorcycle and this was the worst movie to watch motorcycle. Well not yet I I asked. I asked Instagram. Should I get a motorcycle in so many I had so many messages? My favorite has been multiple. Be Like you have a daughter and I was like I have a car to drive around And I have today mean that your odds of not anyways mocking very disappointed in you. This isn't the once in a while I think about it and it's OCULUS fault most like I. I think about like the wind in my hair. Like barreling down the road and my leather jackets and on this red bike and I think about it so much and I'm in you know in La. It's kind of a death sentence. Yeah well it's so funny. One of the one of the people who were for it was like look man. I'm a I'M GONNA keep it. Funky what you will your parents. It's one of the best the best experience I have. I love driving to work win going through my hair. I have been in three accidents out everybody. I know with a bike. It's like it's the best thing in the world but you gotTa know very good chance he will die. Yeah Oh yeah well. It's funny because it's like I it's it's it's it. It really is the specific. La Driving Style. Which is the style that people are driving like. They're the only car on the road. There's no self awareness like even in a car. There's like you have to think about it. You really have to think about the fact that in normal days in La there is an accident every day. That's not normal not normal every day. They're like yeah that's true. It's not just one there are. There are over a dozen accidents every day on the same stretch of road. We have. I mean it's it's yeah I was GonNa say the other place though if he that a lot of people have motorcycles than I lived in its Texas and the same thing everybody and everybody in Texas drives the same way. Like you're the only one on the road. Yeah it's just. It's you do you though you know we'll see I don't know I might end up being a whole bunch of tweets after this episode people. Begging me not Yeah I wanted. Yeah let's let's Geek out about also the animation. I didn't mean to stop that Combo but one thing I noticed that was really cool and something that I've that you see a lot that has to be influenced by this is the light trails You know like the way the tail light trails and that throughout this movie during the motorcycle scenes I I wish there was a serialized anime to just have just the biker portions of this and I think that's only remake. I'm interested in is like a remake. That is a an anime redone series. Yes Sierra. There's a lot to add to it. I think that could be beneficial. Normally I am. I feel like if you have something to say and to add to it. That is when you're allowed to do a remake or reboot but you know that being said for awhile. A live action was very much you know underway supposedly in pre you know pre pre production was starting to kick off and not my favorite director in the world was helming and you know that got shelved when he started work on. Thorne so I do know that. They were into it but now postponed indefinitely because it was postponed indefinitely. Well because thor and because he has other projects and also they were saying they really do want to have Asian and Japanese actors which I really respect but Hollywood is not did a good job of cultivating known enough. You honestly though I I feel like that's just such cop out because there's so many movies that are released. Luckily do who shot in. There are so many major movies that are released with you know in that threat of like you know. I'm sure we've all seen at the threat of people who passed on stuff and I think Avatar. They wanted Ben Affleck they were gonNA give him ten percent of the movie. He said no and they gave it to an unknown. You went from AFLAC to unknown and I felt like that doesn't happen for people. Colored has to be a named people of Color. But if you and I'm GonNa just say because I know I have the facts behind me that you can go and look at movies that in major films. I'm talking about multimillion dollar films. They feel so comfortable leading. White unknown actors get roles. But if you're a person of color you have to have a name but there's no it's it's it's a trap because if you create no opportunities for people of color but then set this rule that if you want a person of color lead they have to be a known you set a trap it. It's it's that's that's a play that you would do in Magic to screw over. Someone should be like. Oh yes you have to. You have to accept people of color if they have roles But but I feel like you know. We've talked about so many of the movies that slumdog millionaire lay. Nobody knew anybody there. And now and now we are keying. We have Brown keying that we get to you know what I love that. He's doing all the historical British roles. Like Oh yeah David Copperfield. But that's also like a slum slumdog millionaire story because you know like yeah like because with all cash. I used to know his name like this. But from Captain Phillips after that he was still driving taxi. Cabs like you. It is very hard for you to jump in Armand's from Aladdin who was complaining about how totally advancing like. You can have a Bangor of film and still is like you still have to convince you still have to convince I mean you know anyone heard from deletes after. Ucla from Roma no like she was literally nominated for an Academy Award and wear is she as she was on the cover of every magazine in. Everyone is forgotten about her. I think she might be like a couple of things like one or two things. But I don't see anyone talking about her anymore. Did Not recognize that it was deaf Patel who did slumdog. Yeah Dev Patel. Gosh he's our hands. King your celebrate if anybody so so Erica. I completely agree. I think that it has to be. I think it would be. Disrespectful wasn't a Japanese Asian American. I mean specifically if it should be Japanese. Yes that's how I feel about. I'm like I don't care if Goku Alien. He means so much to these people that it's almost disrespectful to not have them be. And so what? If but these are huge iconic properties that. I think you can put someone unknown and I think at least someone like Tyco. Td or another person of color like Jordan. Peele who passed on it however knows what's going forward they would not F. it up and I think it's you have if you can. Why wouldn't you? It's it's these. Are these there these opportunities and I'm seeing a lot in anime and in cyberpunk stuff where it is a lot of stories from Asian countries from Japan. And they're they don't cast many they have like Lo Lana condor is like the token that ends up in all of these things and then that's it and so I really just would love to see these stories. You know incorporate people of Color. Yeah I think you're I think you're right and I think here. Here's the thing. We have to come to terms with the fact that Hollywood will always try to Americanize it and it's not always one hundred percent their fault. There's just some people who are like like the same reason people like are waiting for a parasite Remake but here's the thing put more thought into it than doing a New York. New York is not like Tokyo like I supposed to go this year. We won't be going but I can tell you just off of just looking at it alone and also if you're trying to target the themes that you're going to have to make this a hyper future is version of. I'd say like a San Francisco attack hub because you want somewhere where people are experimenting. But that's only if you know that's that's only if you for some reason why not Tokyo Tokyo's such a fun place. I mean I someone in this episode actually had the fun of shooting in Tokyo so they could tell you how how how beautiful and how fun and how many great shots you can get from Tokyo alone. That's incredible I. Yeah it's it's incredible. I loved Soco We have to have this down. We've got the they said five minutes left. Yeah we've been talking. I can talk about Akita forever..
"akira" Discussed on Nerdificent
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And we're talking about al Qaeda and before we said kind of like the first To wish acts of the movie in the Final Act is probably. I think one of the most memorable. Because there's something very poetic in a move is do this. I think We've seen this done in a lot of like of the marvel movies and all this but like I love when you kind of set a stage for a final scene and it's a stage that's kind of been hinted at this this Olympic Arena Olympic arena. And you end in this Olympic arena. There's this like almost thrown there and what happened was and this isn't as clear in the movie as it is in the book but the government planned on having secret base underwear. The Olympics were being planned. And that's where al-Qaeda was being held so tetsuo ends up going there because he wants to face Arcada he hand about guy wants to face it. He finds out that the Akita isn't a person it's a collection of his body parts from when they stopped him. And then one of the coolest scene happens. Which is they use. This weapon called the soul to shoot down on Tetsuo and it takes their beam satellite. It was it's because it's beautiful because there's this moment Canada's gun runs out of battery there facing each other and then you just see this blue lights around Tetsuo and you just see his skin start to like a flare up and they shoot it down but it isn't enough to take Take him out. It was Ho man it is from this movie it just goes full throttle and and there's just like Kaneda's able to retreat. Try and recharge his batteries. And in this time Tetsuo creates a metal arm. Will you create a metal armed from the rubble and now? He's inside the stadium. Sitting in the street his girlfriend from before comes to To kind of consult with them but at this point Tetsuo was mad with power not really making any sense It sorry not really make any sense and and now it's it's the final stage because now his body and we find out why he's had so much headaches but his power is so much that his body can't contain the how much is Power is growing. And that's when we get into one of the often thought about often reference to Akira body horror scenes where his body just starts to mutate. It's it it just it really that from that. I think that sequence from when his body starts to mutate until the end of it to me it it like moves like a Ari astor horror because there is no real. The the only suspense isn't the is Tetsuo. GonNa kill this process. It's like oh my gosh. What like how can contain this and he has bodies growing. He's crying out for Canadian he just totally flips alike. He it's almost like he reverted back to his old self because there is a change the moment he starts to have power he starts to be really cocky and and now he's like begging for help from Canada and he liked. Yeah Yeah and he's like and then they like in. The body is morphing into this giant grotesque baby and he like is he trudges his girlfriend and Kaneta like gets out at the last second and eventually the creepy babies all work together and they Because Kaneta was too close to what they bring back Akira. I so I get a comes back. And they're like Yo. Hey they straight up this. Is THEY STRAIGHT UP? Pulled a dragon. Ball Z where? They're like. Hey we prayed to your body parts brought you back because we need you to fight this big vic and occupies like bet and then so occupied creates. This seems like well. How would you describe it? Erica? Because I I'm still. How would you describe that like Light Explosion? I I mean I mean white in the sense of like the the way and not like it's not that's how MC exposure it's supposedly in in the beginning in nineteen thousand nine hundred seventy eight or something. I think supposedly Arcada caused world war three set off this giant explosion. This sort of atomic blast that kicked off World War three and now this was sort of another sort of the follow up to that. I think that's the one you're talking about. The big yeah growing explosion that of light in the explosion and they reference it as being like the beginning of the universe and there's like it gets very philosophical at the end like it really and that's what I love is a movie that has me just kind of trying to pick away at like okay. What does because when they're like what happened to Tetsu and like Kaneda's like I don't know but I think we'll see him again like you said you know he says and that left. Oh it's all very sort of ambiguous which is really interesting and it works very well because in the Manga. So it's more clearly Manga. There is a definite ending and again spoiler alert for anybody who wants to still read. I would highly recommend reading it but in the in the Manga at the end. It's a very definitive. That all of the spurs like the psychic kids the the babies that the psychic babies if he was talking about and Arkansas and Tetsuro all ascend to a higher plane of existence. And they've sort of been hinting at this. Throughout the entire Manga is that this is sort of the natural evolution of humans of it's very classic cyberpunk theme of Trans Humanism so they ascend to a higher plane in some ways. Search Tetsuo is at peace then the UN comes in and provides aid to just like in post World War. Two the you know the sort of United Nations. The nation's come in and Provide aid to Japan Canada and K. And the rest of the resistance fighters established like I forget what they call it. But it's this new order order like the Kingdom of New Kingdom of Japan essentially and declare independence and they warn the United Nations Hey we still have our friends the psychic friends that we had the ones that destroyed a ton of stuff like we still have them in our hearts. So Watch out we're independent now and then you see sort of at the end like also the joker biker. Gang at some point like starts helping they they have joined up with the revolutionaries and everybody's sort of unites at the end and They start new world order with this sort of bike gang. That's built piece of Peaceful Society. And so there's a very definite happy ending ending to and that's what's interesting Not to cut you off but I really want us to really talk about because this. This movie is so interesting and beautifully political because like we're talking about the initial Akira explosion. I explosion which is very much the fault of the Japanese government because they were doing these experiments into this world war which assumes that they kind of didn't take ownership of it and allowed it to become this huge thing and I think that's a take and then on top of the take with the Manga of. That's a very important thing because it's something. I think that that like when it's brought up I never like how it's brought up because usually it's brought up by. Oh I'm just out say a white person and it's usually brought up in an insulting way but yeah after World War Two The US Like invaded Japan and like didn't allow them to have a military and kind of like just kind of like forced themselves onto that country. And I feel like that ending in the Manga is a response to that. That's that's I feel like. Tomo giving his thoughts about that of being like you can help us. There was a lot of sort of aid that came into Japan. Afterwards you know a lot of help we've rebuilding but definitely you know. Japan was demilitarized and they weren't allowed to have an army. They you know. They lost the war in such a devastating huge way. I mean you know the bombs when the bombs were dropped that can you even. We really cannot what that was like right now. Living in this time like it is so much bigger than anybody thinks of now like even from. It's like I remember in physics. We learned about you know just really the devastating effects of nuclear blast at and like how huge it was and it really just devastated Japan and there was. It's in every all of their media. Since then you know in in so many ways a lot of meat like astroboy boy and and just so much came from that the bomb and no exception and yeah. There was definitely a political statement. There like A. It's been a while since I read all the Manga but I just remember the idea of the the American navy sitting offshore which also actually mirrors. What happened when they first force Japan out of isolationism in the eighteen? Hundreds Admiral Perry and his navy Sat offshore and was like. Hey you're going to open up trade with US otherwise we will bomb the hell out of you and so it's it's sort of an I imagine would be a nod to that and I. It's so there's all of these anxieties in and themes that are very tied up in the history of Japan. Yeah and I want to talk about because it's something that's always bugged me. Maybe it's and I said a statement like this BEF- I think. I think I said this on who shot and not under about you know When when when when you are you taking in a media from country you e- essentially short if taken immediately from a country if you're obsessing over you should also Know what's going on there and you should also like want support it and it's always bugged me this idea because when you think about the end of a World World War. Two and one the fact that The the bombs were chosen to drop on Japan. Obviously just the the bitterness about You know pro harbor or whatever but even then to choose to only do it in Japan and to choose to demilitarize Japan like you. You didn't you didn't have those sanctions put on anyone else And then for to still be technically uphold it. There's like there's like. The article has not been amended yet. There's been I was just looking to make sure but like They didn't amend the Constitution itself but they They gave more powers to the Japan. Self Defense Force but at that article needs to just be gone like that. I like like why are we allowed? Like I don't know I just have this this weird moral a sense of things of just like like even though I know the world is in fair is just like there's just clear basic things that I think like. It should be like okay enough. Time has passed where we're good 'cause we weren't only. Japan wasn't the only country we went up against. And we've only chose one to demilitarize. Well you know I mean it's interesting. Because out of that post World War Two militants demilitarization argued that became a world leader intact especially in the eighties. Because they're you know they literally melted down their their guns into plowshares. You know a lot of the scrap metal from their military operations from from their weaponry went directly into a tech manufacturer And toymaking and so you know in the eighties. It was a world power and that led to a lot of economic economic anxiety in the West. A lot of people like Japanese was being taught as the language of business in all the business schools. And that's definitely in the background in like in terms of cultural context. 'cause you can always you can always view media on certain levels and on a surface level this is about psychic kids and but you know also you see in the background. The the unrest against the current political powers in well. We've brought this up before as far as Whenever people which we often tweet at us and say like keep politics out of politics. And it's like I always bring up that marvel in DC. Our western American comic books have covered every single war since inception it has been a part of influence the writers and with the story lines of these characters. So it's it's fascinating to me that you would want and again. It's kind of like what we were talking about. Is like what influenced what a lot of. These artists are all looking at the same events at the same time. They're seeing the same new stories. And and you know seeing the government knocking down people's doors and and People being pulled out of their home things like that..
"akira" Discussed on Nerdificent
"Almost now they were gonNA adapt for the screens. But they were GonNa set it in Manhattan and I was like let me tell you why is so uniquely. Japanese the story there's so many themes that it like a lot of Japan Sifi. It comes anxieties about the bomb. Like always so called out you know. It is like a Japan reconciling. With Youth Culture Japan reconciling with the Tech Boom and Like most other things the Americans actually make an appearance in. It's not in the film but in the Manga. The American navy is waiting outside of the harbor in Tokyo and they carpet on the city. Because THEY HAVE. They're like Oh. We're afraid of the growing power of these Japanese children. It's better to take them all out than allow it be a threat to the world and like that's sort of honest. I don't know I want WanNa talk to us. Yeah Yeah I wanNA talk about that. WILL GO INTO THE SYNOPSIS. Of the story that we should have talked about. Yeah the move because there is a lot of that and I want to get into the changes between the Manga and the movie because there are a lot is all of it is very interesting but I if you if you've never seen occupy here's how it goes down The movie at least and then we'll go even further detail when we talk about the difference. They take a lot of the components of the Manga. And just compressed yeah not to not to make all of our weaves Listening angry. But I think it's safe to say most people have seen the movie because the movie is way easier to digest the Manga series. Which in its first volume is three hundred pages and and Tomas Wordy Domo's dropping. It isn't like an easy you know. Read where you're just going through. He's like explaining and laying out delicious exposition. And I think it's worth reading if you haven't it is a Pricey. I have all six volumes now. And they're about twenty bucks each so if you do that math you're it's an investment. How but Amazon. They are shipping them right now. You know they don't delay the shipping on the A lot of. There's a lot of independent bookstores that you should definitely check. I mean definitely that it's still hanging. Yeah I'd always that over like all my spots like I was trying to support a just a quarantine corner Joy which is one of my favorite restaurants out here. It's a Taiwanese restaurant they Shut their doors. Just they said we'll be back after but we WANNA protect our employees like cool. I've been like ordering from Dona. Fran have been trying to order at the local spots and This is my personal curse on any and all the meat heads Who HAVE BEEN HOARDING WEIGHTS PLATES? And then try them online. I hope that you get a Charley horse. While trying to hit a pair you deserve it. You deserve it. You SNY SNIVELLING SNAKE BUT BELL. I hope he plateau and just don't understand what's going on seriously. It was so hard to get a polo bar. You don't even know but so I could opens and this gang led by Canada. The heroics are chasing chasing down. A rival gang called the clowns and they get into it. It gets spicy and we see Tetsuo and Canada have like a little brother older brother back and forth often times and And so two speeds ahead of them to catch this latte clown guy catches him doing on the head And then there's a creepy old baby Intercut with this scene is a man who was shot with a creepy old kind of walking through the city streets escaping A escaping being chased by. You know these dogs which are like. Canine and something that blew me away is you. Don't see it as a movies. He pops those dogs are both of them. And and it's it's it's interesting which Within like this this is why I love being storyteller. This is why like a creator because interesting because it's an introduction to like this being like. Yeah this is animated movie but we're not pulling punches like sunshine. Santa warning it is very bloody. There's a lot of body horror a little a little bit of sexual violence never gets to say this morning. I was GONNA say this is one of the most graphic animated movies I've ever seen in my life. Seles rewatching especially like unedited. I Dunno if I remember watching it when I was younger when it was edited. Probably but just when you were little well yeah I mean I would illegally like most anime people watch things illegally But I don't know if I got bits and pieces of it so I don't remember or blacked out. I don't Know Yeah. You know like covered my Just didn't fast threes again. Yeah Sorry Dominica. Everyone who bloody yeah. But within that scene you see like the bystander children in horror so it's all it's acknowledging that this is a like a horrible thing but like also being like. Yeah this is. This movie is about to go off so anyway. The man who's trying to help this little creepy man escaped. He is a gets shot up by the by the authorities and the kid seems to disappear And on looking we see. Ryu and K who? We don't know their names at this time. But they see the kid disappear. Now we were back to this race tattoos. GonNa don't this guy in the head during them goes ahead sees the same creepy kid who was on the other side of town and he collides with him and it was a big explosion. Tetsuo And and then the government authorities come and not only do they Get to. There's a second creepy baby who comes who helps captured the first creepy baby and they also also carry out Tetsuo with them and then they get arrested and in that time also in the scene. There's a moment where the kid when when I always forget the name of the the babies but the first baby Takahashi. Yes Takahashi Takashi because I remember being like. Oh there's no way Takashi. Six nine got his name from this But Takashi sees the handler get killed and he like makes an earthquake happened. That causes this water tower to fall. And that's actually a nod to a in the Manga when Takashi first interacts with a Kanada and his gang the second time he makes that same water tower. That's designed in the movie fall in the Manga But then we flat fat for their interest. They're caught by authorities. Authorities are like these guys have nothing to do. They weren't trying to get this baby And they get in Connecticut Sees K. And I was like. Ooh She fine. Fine I'm a helper to get out. Helps her get out and they all leave together. He's trying to do this. Weird Sexist. I saved you so you owe me some bonds type of thing. And she and she and she's like thanks. No thanks. I'm out and she rolls out. And then CONNEC- leaves with his group And this in essentially this is the event that leads towards the kind of a big event of the movie. Tetsuzo interacting with Takashi they discover that his brain patterns are something they've never seen before Very different than why. His brain patterns were different in the Manga but In the movie. It's it's through interacting and they fig figure he might become a strong esperer a psychic like This famed argued that they keep mentioning. And you hear it feels like oculus talking to Tetsuo win his head and he's kind of kind of Getting Jittery So this progresses the story down These multiple storylines where you we follow Tatsuo in his interaction with the government and then we follow Connecticut. Who is trying to figure out what's going on with Tetsuo? Because he's like he's comes back he leaves he and then when he comes back and leaves he has this like he kind of freaks out because Any kind of yells because Yells at Kanada. Because he feels like a net always feels like he has to save him so he gets captured by the government again. And then we're following a K. REVIEW. And they're like benefactor who seems to be this movement who knows about Akira and they're trying to expose it and The list and they're they're they have a mole inside this sort of government council. Who is the opposition leader and okay leverage them? Yeah and help them and help them like Kinda blow this a key ripping out the water and eventually this all leads down the road to probably the thing. Everyone remembers which is the event in which Tetsuo is in the in the. What would be the stadium for the Olympics? It at the time by the way twenty twenty Olympics in Tokyo and then this disaster befalls so they're non-jury they might have to cancel it and everything. Which is ooh. I know I think it is canceled. It is it is and it's just like I. It's so scary that they that they did that. I don't know it's so spooky. And My Mans Goku who was a mascot. I know it would have been. I was there in February and they were so excited about it and I mean Japan. Tokyo's beautiful but although I saw somebody posted because I was looking up. Akira like the Hashtag on instagram. And I guess it came out in theaters recently like you could see it again in theaters and somebody posted a picture of their ticket and I was like what was this and it was April fourth and I was like I don't know if it was in Japan. They might have been they might have been quarantine differently than us. Japan was not they did not quarantine into a lot later. Parsh- people think it might be because of the Olympics laser against the backdrop of preparations for the Twenty Twentieth Olympics in Japan. Which is wild. What eventually happens. Is that the psychic energy that his body is producing After a string of events where tetsuo just kind of goes off and he starts lashing out against the government. And there's like these like What's the word I'm looking? For like the end of times folk who have been claiming a curate their yeah the doomsday cult. There's a doomsday cult about Akira. In there that's the word I was looking for in their following. See them in the background. Which again we'll get to this later. But they play a huge role in there. Not even named this character isn't even named in. The movie plays a huge role in the Manga. And that's what was interesting reading the Manga. After watching it you can tell that Because of Tomo US talking about in the interview that it was so hard to fit all of that and he knew any any any showed like his notebook of where he was like. Okay this is what we can fit. This is what we can't and so I think it was a very smart to like. Be like okay. I'm GONNA give these nods for people who have riot. So they'll they'll know the story itself and how you see it's a lot of it is added to sort of the backdrop so you know the political machinations machinations and the doomsday coal and the civil unrest. And all of that that actually plays a bigger role in the Manga is framed as just a backdrop. The anime and I think it works really well. It's it's of those one of those things we watching it where I totally. A thousand percent agree with why we We you can't just remake it. You can't set it in New York if you do and We're going to get into the final chapter of the movie and then start are open discussion about.
"akira" Discussed on Nerdificent
"One half of your host Danny Fernandez sitting across the virtual world from the if you want anyway holding it down when it big all the a I can see you and you're like four k? Or whatever Oh yeah now? This is a fourcade. I was just complaining to Joel about this yesterday. I was shooting an audition. And I I actually have two cannons. See One hundred right now. This is technically the studio. One for Super Punch in the one over. There is the one they got me for. My house tried to shoot audition. It knocked over and I broke the L. C. D. on a three thousand So rare I was very I was who if I was so good that I really watched Ocu- after that because I was in a space where I was so mad and by the end of like well nothing matters. Nothing is real material possessions. Don't matter all that matters is friendship and the ones we hold dear But yeah it's it's one of those things where it's like. I'll get it fixed but we're in a time where we just can't go to camera repair shop like if it was any other time. I just today I'd go to hand it to them and then pick it up when it's ready but now we're in a time where it's like that cameras broken to how no I. I still feel like you could do a drop off and just like put it on your doorstep or something. Yeah and hope for the best this. That's the one. It's so funny because I feel like this is the one time I really relate to you. Danny because that's the only thing I'm type electron ix where it's like. I don't like knowing that it's broken. I need everything to be fixed so when I need to use it. It's ready if it's if it's broken I don't care I don't care that I have this one and it's perfect for right streaming in that. We're probably who knows when we're GONNA be in the studio. I need the other one ready to go and I was so ready to do cooking strings. Whatever I've been talking too much I think we should introduce our guest Man friend. We've known each other for so long We we've who I think it's been five years this month. Five years this month holding it down having you may have used that that voice you hear you've heard everywhere you've heard it in final fantasy seven remake. You've heard it. In Sailor Moon you've heard her on previous episodes. You hear her in so many video games you know. She is starting to become one of the staple v. As that you hear in a game and you're like oh I know that voice It is none other than the Eric. Ichi how you doing hi. It's still good to get to chat with you. All thank you so much for inviting me for this and I get to talk about one of my very favorite things in the world my aesthetic my sort of cultural identity punk thank you. Oh Yeah No. This is solid anime because it changed. How anime was viewed in America? It came out January. I nine hundred eighty eight one just a month before I came into this world a month before I started walking the earth. It's it's almost like this. This was my red carpet. My Red Motorcycle to ride into this world But yeah and it was like a real a real cultural ambassador for all Japanese culture to the United States which is which is in some ways very terrifying but yeah it it said one thousand nine hundred eighty eight but then also the Manga had started releasing in one thousand nine hundred eighty two years prior And I don't know like how deep do because I even WanNa talk about. You know how much say because I read. I've read through all of the Manga. I have it And that was a little while ago. I think most folks are familiar with the movie from nineteen eighty eight and then also everybody whether they know it or not is familiar with the cultural context. It provided to cyberpunk to sci fi like just the look of films since then and a lot of animation to other animated properties pay tribute to at a ton on top of. I was going to stay on top of people like Jordan appeal. Take what? Td You know Steven Universe like all those saying that it heavily influenced them is very interesting to give if we just start for from the influence of the Manga. If you read through the Manga which is Gorgeous. The line work is like there. Some some line work because they're Here's there's so much to To talk influence wine but I we'll talk about the line work that is just out of this world. And there's just some designs of the landscape in the cities where you can totally see how it may have influenced Toriyama once he gets to the same saga because it's like it it it very much. Has that same line work especially like the car design which I love Toriyama. Armas design on cars. I love this short stocky cars but even so one pointed out on twitter and then I went and checked in even though this person was like a one of those like nerd historian so on it That a cure win a accuser released The movie The January first one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and September seventh of nineteen. Eighty eight is when Geeta was introduced. So so when you look at Tetsuo the e. like short stocky always in someone's shadow. You know big big forehead short king and you look at Geeta. You're like oh I can see I can see how you can say that in action and be like. Oh Yeah I'M A. I think this person would be perfect to counter. Goku tell them what was such an influence on the entire industry and like Toriyama he did all his him. You look at I. Just the he'd release Domo before. This is a an award winning comedy again. Sort of like touching on the themes of psychic powers and. Yeah and it's it's so it's so bonkers the detailing in like every single window in the building and it was just him. Ovo Fun Trivia fact One of the he did get assistance. for some of the line work in some of and some of the. I think for the Marvel editions for from Soto. She cohn who is legendary anime director? He fathers and Perfect Blue Millennium Actress. And it's so cool when you're like. Oh these cool solutions with each other. I want to touch on the plot but I want to touch on something fun about the plot and what something. Tomo himself said. Which if you get the ocular twenty-fifth anniversary edition you get to have this interview when he was interviewed right after the movie about Qaeda and it's it's very interesting because this movie. That is so influential. The base of his story of Aqua is based off of Tetsuji twenty eight. Which if you don't remember everyone remembers astroboy but sets twenty. Eight is about this little boy who controls this giant robot numbered twenty eight actually have like a big year. That's like based off of him but he was saying like he he was asked to do a Sci. Fi story cereal because he did like short stories for a magazine called weekly young which is like shonen jump but for older men. It's it's a target audience. Were Twenty to fifty year olds. So shonen jump is usually for young boys and And and I say targeted anyone can read it. But that's that's their target and he would do weekly young and ask them to do cereal and he did a lot of sci-fi stuff so he said when he was thinking of you know ideas he said he said he wanted to He was really inspired by Ashra. Boy touch Jen Twenty eight and so he Did he wanted to base it? Which is why Kanada shares the same name as the little boy in June twenty eight. That's the exact same name and yeah and that's why Kira is number twenty eight. Yeah so so so that his this influential work was already influenced by something and it kind of stops there because estrogen twenty eight scandal more of a shown in fun friendly he. Also he also cited one of my favorite comic artists of Moebius Gendreau French heated French sci-fi. I think people might be familiar with. Voltairian was based off of one of his comics in is just is beautiful detailed Sifi landscapes and you can definitely see in the work also Sogo Ishii no relation to my knowledge. There's this punk films the idea of the we think of cyberpunk and week and Dystopia and we think of like the kid motorcycle gangs that comes not just from indefinitely from Acura but there were punk films before Sir like talking about the Bosaso Coup Culture. Which is the youth bicycle gangs and Japan? There were these punk films that Sogo. She did panic highschool and crazy thunder road from the seventies and eighties. Oh Tomo definitely sites his influence. And so it's it's so cool to see all of the things you know all these seminal works that are sort of images to other previous seminal works and yet and we can get into to like this specific very specific influences. That al-Qaeda had on Western culture and movie making and Sci Fi and cyberpunk I actually and I'm curious and I'm sure your listeners might be able to weigh in on this and I don't know if you guys know about this but 'cause nine thousand nine hundred was when the Manga started releasing which means he was like working on it for a long time before that but also in the nineteen eighty. Two was when blade runner came out argument about which influence but I don't understand how either could have influence each other. I think and I've seen sources that say like. He said he was influenced by blade runner. Like maybe he saw Erica. I feel like they could eat. They could have all been influenced by something going on like at that time. Because that's how when if he brought up a cure will occur actually started doctor slump in nineteen eighty s so and he was driving those cars and stuff back then so I think they were all kind of similarly influenced by media by Manga. That was coming out at that time so I think they kind of give and take from each other. It's kind of like nowadays when you have two movies that come out that are are semi similar and even though you know that they didn't copy from each other it was just like clearly something sparked in them this idea by seeing some of the news or things that were going on or even Some movies that were coming out about time travel or just like they were the futuristic. Look even think of that when I look at Not The incredible but essentially the MESH BETWEEN MID CENTURY. Modern and futuristic type jetsons type of the jetsons. And so yeah. I don't to answer your question. I mean and maybe people can weigh in but I I don't necessarily know if they won influenced the other as much as they might have been watching some of the same media that then spun off into their heads and I have okay so cyberpunk is my thing. I've done just so much consumption of it and research into it and I think a lot about it One reason is because I am Asian American Chinese Japanese and eats cyberpunk was the one place that I wouldn't type of genre I saw growing up. That was this mix of western and eastern so the idea of sort of all this eastern aesthetic and and a lot of teams sort of couched in western terms. And now it's the little at there's problems with it you know it's it's the ideas are like all this Asian aesthetic Asian culture. And like. There's there's why are there so many Japanese signs around if there are no Japanese people in your past if I see if I hear your cast speaking Chinese their damn while better be a Chinese person in it And and so now I am seeing a lot more representation in that like just cultural in general which is good. But like yeah. It's it's so it's interesting. I think one thing that definitely blade and you saw a lot of And cyberpunk in the eighties that because Japan was the world leader in technology at the time. And you know you see this in Arkansas. Too and that I think gave the West a lot of anxiety. The idea that in the future there'd be this dystopia in future in which Japan ran. Everything in America was no longer this world power. So that's why there's the giant Geisha on the billboards in in blade runner because suddenly the the standard of beauty is this Asian. Femininity as opposed to you know blondes. And that was like to be a little dystopia and scary to people or the idea of like Mardi MC flies boss is is this Japanese businessman. You know you see a lot of JAP or in like not the NOCCO Tomi. Yes I was just about to say that as the backdrop and a lot of films and media in the eighties and the West but in occupied not like I have this huge right when they were saying maybe like ten years ago..
Should I Prune My Magnolia?
"Bonnie is the reader and she says I want to know. If you should prune in Edith bogue Magnolia minds about eight to nine years old. She says it's getting rather bushy and is more of a Bush than a tree. She wants to know what she can do about that. So it's a kind of a bushy plant. Naturally it is. I grow a few by the Rhode Screen. And they're fantastic and they're totally evergreen in my six zone six a garden but they grow their shrubs grow more like Christmas trees the lollipops and right. I just make mine a little bit tidier every year. Just a bit But when could printer into along lollipop or enjoy it as a fat plant that you can't see the road through? I think though at eight to nine years I mean it's it wants to be parameter is at the word Akira middle. I don't never know how to pronounce that. Which Act the accent should be on which syllable right is that? The question So so you know it's it's Bushier at the bottom and then narrower at the top and that's natural habitat great right so if it were young plant in the Field at the wholesale nursery when it was a baby and it was getting trained. That would be. The time may be more to shape it a little. You know what I mean that. Not Eight or nine years after. She's had it which means it's probably fifteen years or whatever you know twelve thirteen years after it got its early training. Whatever that was so once they get going. They're pretty fast. I think atr nine. That's probably a pretty big plan. That's what I mean is that Yeah So yes you can't I would never cut partway into a branch of one of these would you? I mean I would take out a branch would no I? I think you could shape it. yeah. I think I think of them as again. They have such a distinctive shape. A form Willie this bogus is kind of chubby in the shade. There gangly kind of call do okay. And as he said in the field when it's trimmed it probably is a Christmas tree shape pretty much or something like that right but in a garden and with a little shade and depending on the moisture and everything it could be mine gets Kinda out of shape and I do just prune back. I'll prune hathaway on a branch ticket sticking out in the wrong direction and it looks like it's misshapen. Oh so you'll go back part of the way into one. Okay okay all right all right. Good so So so the reason I bring that questioning. Even though we're GONNA digress. Slightly is that that Magnolia as I've been corrected grandiflora which is what I meant to say. Not Virginia another native. Make million species right. You know those are native. But they're not native where you garden or where I garden And so you know we're WANNA add more natives to our landscapes and so forth and you know when you and I began gardening most of the sort of it plants and really. I think it's still in many cases were Asian plants plants of Asian origin. Yes mostly will. They were aliens. Yeah we're exotics because some came from your too but I'd say that was SORTA. The trendy thing was for Asian plants because for example Japan and a lot of China has a very similar climate to our house. Yes we're patron. Japan have been around for since like eighteen fifties or sixties but China. It all new. Yeah so you and I both began. We got the bug and we began a sort of collectors of cool things from oddball catalogs before the Internet. Not that we're older anything and in fact you even did a book called the collectors garden in Nineteen ninety-six but two years before that you already had an inkling about natives sort of before its time has come in a big way and you wrote a book called the Natural Habitat Garden in one thousand nine hundred ninety four and so here. Yeah well to yeah and you were kind enough to take meet all these incredible places where people who again were ahead of the curve gardening with natives. But here we are. We still kept collecting things. What are we doing sort of? What's the remedy you know if we WANNA be more ecological environmental etc? I mean I'm not throwing out my whole garden. That's the punchline for me but I'm trying to come up with ways to make room and I think you are too yes and encourage people to think about this in the future. I think that if I could have all native garden I would but it can't. It's not just because of the wonderful plants I planted over. The years has a lot to do with that but I will. There's some of them are so wonderful. So like you said I'm not gonNA plow them all under some of them are gigantic trees But I'm you know one thing I did is. I took a survey of the plants. That are here that are actually indigenous to my county in northwest corner of New Jersey and I found that there were over a hundred species in your garden. And they're planted like you know there's a flocks in with the other plants and there's somebody a an and you you probably remember. I have a woodland garden that I made from from the start twenty years ago with mostly plants from ten mile radius of this site and where I live but it's a very complex site because it's an island in a river and hardwood forest. So there's a lot to choose from but there is a lot to choose from many many places online. You're talking about online where you can find lists of plants that are indigenous or native to your area.
Ep. 42 : The Art of Production Design with Guy Hendrix Dyas - burst 3 - Use expand 1
"It came to working with Chris Nolan inception so what we do is every week. I'd have to take my during sketches of future designs for Walkmans disc the disc and take them over Ginza. Again in this elevator and go up this very very high tech building. That searcy just looked to me like something out of Akira and I get to the top and the doors would open and suddenly. Ib In sixteenth century. Japan they'd be Tatami Mats Neural. Were and shuffle. Me In and there. He'd be sitting there sipping tea. And it's a guy sit down we're GONNA do some calligraphy and we mean learning this crazy. I mean look. I can't speak Japanese. I tried it was a disaster. The only Japanese are lambs off a couple of
Nobel in Chemistry for Lightweight Rechargable Batteries
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"akira" Discussed on Asian, Not Asian
"When you're on the business or whatever and type of hype and you make it sound like i don't know that you do porn. You've ruined your life. You say that and i'm in some ways i'm surprised because you know we got me to this woke movement but it doesn't feel like that's trickled into porn as as much as you or sex work yeah right as a really at all you know yeah. I don't know if it's like. Are we ever going to get there or it's like the it's this weird thing though because like i sure i'm drawn to the tabernacle of porn. I think if porn were like any other job maybe i wouldn't be interested in you know what i in speaking of like similarities between like comedians and and porn performers like i think that's something we do have in common like we're definitely like outliers of society yeah. There's something like about us. I think that like doesn't want to go with the rest of the we don't wanna work enough. This is gonna work. They really really want is but yeah like we were not like. Conventional people like comedians. I mean you guys you know your job. Starts hurts at like eleven p._m. Like that's fucking crazy. You know like how much more could you be away from society going against society. I mean i think if anything i don't i don't if you agree with this too but like i felt like with comedy at. Least you know even if you don't make it you it's a journey to find who you are and you're right and that's what's the most rewarding thing for me. Is i've been doing this for. I guess almost almost six years and every year like i have a better understanding of who i am and that just might be because because i'm getting older but because i'm like testing who i am every night <hes> just like saying things that are on my mind talking about things that you wouldn't mind not expect like straight asian guy to talk about. It was like why not what did you think you kind of talked about like in a different interview but did you feel that way about yourself. Maybe like either sexual or not sexual but like. Did you feel like you're like kind of discovering driving like who you are what you liked your porn like it. This is gonna sound so ridiculous but i feel like i know that you've done like you know heke aged on there uh-huh but people when they hear your name i don't think people think asian points they think asa akira and i feel like you've transcended from being just like an asian porn start to like also the brand i think so like when i first started porn i i was definitely shooting like probably two thirds of my work was like i was a masseuse yeah. That's it..
"akira" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies
"At my website, quips dot net today. I'm going to be looking at the second part of a three part series in which we look at future distort. Peos specifically related to certain cities last episode. I looked at Los Angeles in the year twenty nineteen at least as invasion from the year nineteen eighty eighty-two in Ridley Scott's blade runner this week. I'm going to look at another film that covers what the future might be like in the year twenty one thousand nine by the way, that's the year. I'm recording this podcast in nineteen Eighty-eight Akira now curious started off, as a comic book back in nineteen eighty-two, which also envision the year twenty nineteen the same year as played Renner, and that also envisioned 2019 so kind of coincidence, there that these two very seminal works from nineteen eighty eighty-two that vision twenty nineteen.
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"akira" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"It whatever it is it's yet it that's what keep okay maybe you guys will get this you know at the end of akira you know when is it tatsuo turns into that big blob monster if scuppered is so full of evil the tactical shirt is to keep them entering into that cancers blob monster then if they didn't keep it in he would expand and destroy all of dc or the earth probably that point but yeah so i mean a classic beckerman to something everyone knows yeah i just feel like it's part of that whole you know racist person costume that they've jack you genuinely weary like like the having to read the news every day like it is killing me but it seems like tactical polo is like when you go to certain parts of the country every piece of clothing is under armor everything that's scary shit on caps yes titlis caps the knockoff oakley or actual oakley depending on if they own the roofing company or not a sunglasses with a beard and a title cap and technical polo tucked into tactical fucking hunting shorts or whatever the fuck they were yes cell phone clip all the belt holster yet you got cell phone host or i'm walking the other way you don't have to worry about me sir because i'm worried about you but that's suggests that pruitt used to like dress like a hipster he was like blending in and then like now he has to try and blend in with his new people i wish to wear it prize if he was like really trying to get into like high fashion to inside right i'm saying he used to wear brooklyn industry stuff on on yeah yeah we're an offwhite virtual for that book yeah every time we do a racist voice so far it's bush george w bush the southern voice apologies to the nonracist southern's an odd racist southern's others and they're they're plenty of them they're mostly naira for the most part they are just extremely polite and friendly all right that's gonna do it for this week's weekly zeitgeist please liken reviews the show you like the show means the world to mind he he needs your belaiche folks i hope you're having a great weekend and i will talk to you monday by hey miles are you ready to learn yeah drunk history is back yet guys season five of the critically acclaimed award winning series continues on commie censh as we call it end because all communists yup and also it's comedy central oh i'm sure people knew that watching a are we going to be talking about this season we're going to be talking about willie hitler hitler's nephew we're gonna be talking about clever hans a horse who could kind of solve math problems also the mona lisa what the painting yes you can catch drunk history tuesdays at ten nine central on comedy sense followed by new episodes of jim jefferies show at ten thirty nine thirty central learning it's intoxicating
"akira" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Okay what would that even sound like like chalk what's bud but there's a lot of of just great storytelling great visual storytelling happening here just through the progression of panels so even without dialogue to move us along throughout so much of this it is just such a beautiful visual medium that that he is uh using the comic were properly for this oh tomo i he is a master of the splash page two which is a i'm not quite sure what he's been up to recent years uh you know it's it's got to be difficult for him to have released something that just struck a chord with so many people and then how do you follow this up you know no that's it's got be like peeking early the last thing that i saw that he had handed wasn't even among though it was the two thousand four films steam boy would you if you ever check that out the city animation style was comparable to what he was doing with akira but i haven't seen anything else that he's did oh actually you know what i i saw the live action she she film which was not not as good as the animated but i didn't realize he directed that do you guys think that when there's an amazing part in the book that isn't in the movie when are they some pretty shirts not in the movie again mixing the two up but i'm pretty sure because this we have uh a cure as much larger character in the book series and though he doesn't really say anything at all he just kinda sits there like emperor tomato ketchup on his throne and just everyone kowtows to a me now and uh at one point uh tetsuo is showing off his powers and he looked back at uh akira and his like the moon my lord and he breaks part of the moon now some people would say that that's a thunder the barbarian reference i would think that it actually ends up being a little bit of a star wars thing because when he's done with the moon and fuck in with the moon.
"akira" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Who lives in korea because he was actually able to see this film and thirty five with a live tyco bands playing along with it and you can just imagine what would want atwood sound like my friend morris brzezinski who does the see here podcast he was just telling me that the only time he seen acura key saw a live the performance of the score with the movie and yeah they had those taiko drums and he was talking about how it just the beats from those just go right into your chest and how it just makes you even more a part of the film i can't even imagine i can't imagine again i wish i had seen the senate theater because seeing this on a tv screen just doesn't do a justice i mean it's so gorgeous just on my little crappy tv i can't imagine seeing this on the big screen have to get you to philly they fear would hear bell three or four times a year's midnight movie oh alycia and the colors that this thing hands i mean the red suit that kaneta wearers i mean that the again it goes back to the african poster image but he looks so cool in that red suit and just everything just pops off of the screen it's these are colors like i've never really seen number four am and one of the information things are going to credibly impressive is something that most people would kind of overlooked especially if the watching an english but this one was actually at lip sigs because the tradition beck beat four this is ends would also continuing on sit today is that all the enemies who would be done and then the voice actors would go in and try to fit through dialogue into the lip flaps as i think they calm and animation whereas with akira they recorded all the dialogue first and then animated to the recorded dialogue.
"akira" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"Boll kaneda's just hearing about a cure for the first time and people are kinda shocked when he mentions a cure his name and when a cures name comes up like people you know especially the the psychic kids the experiment kids that you mention there's just like oh young the like we don't talk about a cure whatever and then later on there are some adults who are talking about akira and i'm like y y and i'm like oh yeah that's right there's the cult of people who worship kira okay but yeah it it always kind of takes me back isn't just like wait now what about this oh okay now i get it and yet the i'm glad they have that capsule option because it's funny how kaneda's jacket has this big capsule on the back of it and then tetsuro ends up becoming this while for lack of a better term drug addict uh to try to suppress his powers a little bit so especially suppress his um his headaches cited constantly has drugs play of a big part of this maybe not as much in the movie as it does in the book but it's definitely a lot of drugs going i guess a one point tetsuro ends up creating a an empire crime empire i think he kind of takes over the jokers these this motorcycle gang that we see at the beginning and has them out the hoisting all these drugs just so he can fuel is habit just to keep his headaches and check the idea of that's a simultaneous youth cultural it's also wrapped up with a drug culture there and i i love the implication of it's the fact that you have the motorcycle gang beds idolizes hill so the idea that there didn't so m tall blonde robes and just barreling down the street set a thousand miles per hour and it was a great decision to sort of make the first major set piece of the film that motorcycle chase because it is such a beautiful portrayal of the animation and the incredible amount of detailed that went into this film and it's amazing that a film made in 1988 can still puts so many other animated films absolutely to shame just with how well it presents its world.
"akira" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"After after you know cake kills the kills the police guys masseuer khneif is still trying to get laid right and there's there's kind of like a real off kinda off kilter genuine nisa about hell hell he's portrayed as a teenager that is look just like oh no you just forget about that let's go get some drinks like you know i i i think i i've heard many my friends when i was a team trying to get laid using those sickle her aides and did you know it's not the most noble of a of characters but yet it kinda police into the the holy how he is kind of an and eight plays into the bigbrotherandlittlebrother sort of relationship that he has looked at zero that's got the emotional chord the movie and tetsuro he's very fragile and it is veer he bad that he ends up getting these psychic powers that rival if not top the power of akira and we only know as i said we only hear about a cure as were watching this moving it just like a fairly quickly as we go here we are here we figure out that akira is the source of that explosion that we saw at the beginning and we're not really sure what happened after that and so the movie they set up it they said up so many things are so many threads going through here one of those threads is this mystery as far as what happened at the beginning what what happened at that moment and it's kinda next we never get a flashback to that which is is really cool i like that is just like we hear about it and we kind of have to figure it out from inferring things but we never actually see that moment and that we get another mystery put into it fairly quickly because we have this whole idea of this guy running through the streets with this little kid and then when we get has a look at the little kid.
"akira" Discussed on The Projection Booth Podcast
"That has just become everything you you see that every place and how strange was it for me to be watching this movie and just being like why are they colin akira caneda because obviously this guy's name is akira because it's on the poster and it's the dude walking towards the most this is this is a cure right so it took me the longest time for me to realize that a cure a was a different character than this guy 'cause i was just so used to that post rematch and then as i'm watching i'm just like so akira when is a cure showing up and they keep talking about him he was kinda like the beginning of a fellow or something we're just like yeah we're talking about a cure a he's alyahya kirakira cara and i'm just like wealthy he's not here yet where one is this guy going to come in is this like kaiser so say with with what's happening here and won't when he finally shows up in these a bunch of jars with pieces in them i was like oh it's it's such a curious decision one of the things that blew me away so much when i would read the mangas like while a cure is actually a real character in this any a so talkative yeah i love the way that we begin with a canas it reminds me of that line from ed wood but the opposite of it we begin with a huge explosion you'll end it is the beginning of world war three we have this explosion in tokyo and you can't have an explosion in tokyo without talking about the hbombs that were definitely going to be talking about atomic warfare as we go throughout this episode and throughout the the story of akita yeah and then we join up with the rest of with the world again in 2019 same years blade runner of is set in and we have the story of.
"akira" Discussed on Super Station 101
"A conversational topic of the week this week is your pop culture confessions it could be a movie that you liked that the general populace doesn't maybe as a trope that you especially enjoy our you know can some sort of a conceptual entertainment whatever i don't know for instance i'll just toss went out there just to get the ball rolling and also a sort of leads into a review i just watched my first akira kurosawa film last night i mean right kerhsaw who is uh pretty much credited with uh the inspiring a lot of filmmakers we like george lucas especially took a lot of ebay star wars on a few curious are films of the jet i are based on several i because of course our and the reason i watched that i watched a last week a documentary on netflix excardinal through may the last sammarai which is about the career of a toy toshiro munay who is in a lot of kurosawa's films seven sammarai jimbo which is the the the film but i watch last night both of these the documentary is fantastic if you like seeing historical um bye bye graphical movies of a actors moviemakers because it also features a lot of history with a career saw himself really fantastic now you'll jimbo which is a worthy later films that they did together if you like the plan eastwood may with no name series you know fistful dollars for a few dollars more basically this film is the template for that plo sammarai wonders in the town you've got to warring factions of of gangsters any sort of pits them against each other so it's a really good if you want to get back down to the root of uh some of these movies that you've like before i can't really recommended enough but i'm by no fewer sabah or couple of us have another big review mia came out last week we weren't live last week uh we had a couple people out so i figured we better that we just do a best the but today we're back in guarding the galaxy hit it did it hit jacob you saw it you have thoughts i do have thoughts i i really really loved this movie uh.