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Parody and Geek Culture, with Weird Al Yankovic

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Parody and Geek Culture, with Weird Al Yankovic

"Did you know that we published over three hundred episodes of star talk. You may have missed a few from over ten years of podcasting find every episode we've ever produce deuce including some of our early classics over at star talk radio dot net that every topic every guest every show search for exactly exactly episode you want to hear at star talk radio dot net for just five dollars a month. You can listen to start talk with no oh commercials learn more at patriotair dot com slash star talk radio from the american museum of natural history in new york city <music> beaming all space and science and a lot doc holliday universe. I'm your host. Neil degrasse tyson your personal astrophysicists and tonight we get weird. We're featuring my interview. Do with parody song writer and card carrying geek weird our yankovic. Let's do this tonight. Comedic co host is may soon may soon welcome and i think your best known in your ted talk. I got ninety nine. Problems and palsy is one of them because basically like in the oppression olympics. I would win a gold medal. 'cause the palestinians are muslim women of color. I'm disabled. I live in jersey south jersey getler fight you so you rocket your ted talk iraq. It's involuntary. It's the policy paul all right well. We got we got you tonight. So thanks for coming on to start talk and also joining us is start talks resident geek in cheap charles. Lou talk fans know him as a good friend of mine and colleague is a professor of astrophysics at the city university of new york on staten island and we'll be tapping. Bring your full range of geeks patisse this evening. My geek mug overflows with possibility yes indeed it does so we're featuring my interview with a basically a geek hero. If you didn't know how geeky he was you will know by the end of this episode parodies singer-songwriter weird al yankovic what he does is he takes songs you familiar with and just hilarious scripted comedy out of it singing the song he's a four wartime grammy winner with hits like yoda and eat it and he's clearly a nerd himself. How do i know where dow had some deep deep deacon him. I asked check it out very interested in math and science <hes> early early on yeah i mean i think i was a <hes> science and math plaque award winner in high school okay and ever since i was very young. I was always interested in science. I think was a toddler. I i already knew you know all the planets planets in the solar system and not quite over the whole pluto thing don't and so were you good at school. My my high school valedictorian bed counts yup. Do we agree okay and and on top of that. I skipped i i started kindergarten a year early and i skipped second grade into third grade so i started has gone out of twelve and graduated when i was sixteen so i was always like the very nerdy eighty kid you know i i i a lot of the boxes. What are some of those boxes well. I was a bright student. I was kind of obsessed with with homework. I wasn't full alana because the mike. I like what i loved. I loved math in particular i i would do. I would do algebra for fun. It's really cool. It was like a puzzle solving for x like this really cool stuff like that would work yeah so yeah i would either eat lunch by myself or with other similarly dorky kids soon. Okay all above okay so were you in the community where this was kind of ostracized well. I will tell you there wasn't such a thing as a cool nerd. Growing invented boxes checked when newark oh for sure i loved doing math to and in fact. I even married someone who loved doing math in fact. She tells me that the morning before we we got married she and her bridesmaids were rocking out to weird al's music so my geek love for him increases with the passing moments and so how would you distinguish just either historically or today on the evolution of nerd versus geek. Oh that's a good point <hes> <hes> actually we were discussing this at home recently. <hes> the nerd is sort of more the general intellectually unpopular person whereas the geek can be something that specific like you can be a star trek geek or dungeons and dragons geek or a football geek but it's harder to be like a football football nerd on the other hand nowadays. Everything's all mixed together so it's like ours. Oranges nerds have found one another so you say they're nerd is unpopular. That's not a true among other nerds or even a geek for that matter you know when i was growing up. We had a group of people who hung out together. We didn't know we were weird. We liked each other. We had fun. They were weird. Oh they told us but we didn't believe denial of a basic trae was no need to accept that supposed to stereotype type because i had friends that we liked each other and we enjoyed each other's company so it may soon. What do you think of that checklist that he presented a. I think he now that you totally now. You and i have an idea which i feel like we should you know play some nerd bingo nerd herd the characteristics matching number and <hes> so charles gay pick from a list of characteristics and he's one of these guys has a placard and they're going to check off when their nerdy characteristic is call whoever gets three in a row all right all right go serb ingo nerd bingo number be five b five was in school band. We're were you in school band. No orchestra nice count one for orchestra. All right who points today come on stirred turn out to be nine attended kamikadzedead. The comecon double double to okay. Be three knows what pandas stands for p. M. v. a. s. I have no idea member division. Multiplication exponent power is the thing that you unravel aval equations with him. I have some sad news charles. Lou has one give me. I'm unworthy genial face. I what did the monica know how to unfold my equation up all right so there's a higher level of nanotubes. I gladly share my word with you. Sir sir charles in your day. What was it like being a nerd well. I'm i'm a little older than you so there might be an interesting comparison here by the time i was certifiably nerdy. It was starting to become cool. Microsoft wbt apple some of those great billionaires that we today recognize as captains of industry yet billionaires yet but they were starting to get some credit. Okay okay so you would never given a wedgie and slammed into the lockers. No okay if you came just in time for that to not correct okay. I got very lucky in my day that happened. Oh ooh you not to me. Oh i was nerd jock okay so i could. I you know i carried my slide rule on my hip. Wa wa wa wa so but i felt deeply connected with the nerd community unity so when i saw one being being a beaten up i that to me was an assault on all nerds everywhere so i had in my head that were i to be a superhero. It would be nerd protector. Thank you very deeply. I mean that it's eerily and because the nurse had no protectors in the day not until the popular kids needed us to help them with their computer and they're you know math homework and this sort of thing. So what was the dockside. I was captaining my wrestling team yeah. I thought it was going to be bowling. I'm really can i have seen pictures of his six pack ads but i was still getting a.'s. In my physics class dangerous you calculating the angles necessary to feature feature opponent with maximum efficiency. Yes because physics helps in everything. Basically amen may soon tell me geek has kind of risen up to be almost like a cultural phenomenon and so. Is that a good thing or bad thing. I think it's a good thing because geeked him crosses all boundaries. It doesn't discriminate based on race religion economic so it's great that we're seeing it like kind of froth off and become more powerful the adjective for that. It's made the world moist with geeks. That's a good thing because i'll take thank you g- bully beautiful at comecon it is it is a full spectrum of people not only a different skin colors and heights and weights but different physical appearances. There's no judgment only on your costume not on what else you look like or lack thereof your did they will get. They will totally call you out if you're costumes not authentic yeah but otherwise i i see it as a love fest but it is a celebration of being yourself oh yeah and and it's a place to do handmade. Where else in the world can you still make can made costumes and be cool. This got us beat up. This kids candy stolen. Now you get prizes at come. We are winning the so we know that weird al was a totally nerdy kid and so of course he played a nerdy instruments. Let's find. I know what that is. I took accordion lessons from ages seven to ten accordion less accordion lessons yeah. Nobody wanted you to get laid assist well. Here's my parents lodge. Parents made the decision okay. It was a choice between guitar lessons an accordion lessons and of course my parents adding the foresight knew do that. If i took accordion lessons i would never be lonely. I'd be a one man band. That'd be the life of any party. I want an accordion player at a party well. You know what i'll i'll tell you. I'll tell you something you know. We're we're talking about. The mid sixties young according had just become an unhip instrument. The qatar rose up and became king yeah in the sixties there there was some guitar stuff going on i think so so there are a little behind the fifties i mean the late great dick container was a famous according to player and you'll get his album covers and without any irony whatsoever he's there with an according to their women draped on his legs like ooh accordion. Implant young alfie would love that so as an accordion. I never really understood stood an accordion. It's a piano is a piano the right side okay but like the air. What does the air or do the bellows supply the energy to push the air through the reeds to to make the sounds so it's actually i'm very central. Instrument is very dynamic plus. It's like you have to be mechanically escort. You press into right and what's is this angling of it. Is that just for showing off. That's where the chicks may soon accordion sexier instrument than we've given credit for the banjo as sexy as hell. You say it's not the banjo uh-huh yeah the most sexy insurance ever close close second and the way that we're just described the moves. Kinda got me thinking. Meanwhile next we get white and nerdy uh-huh musical parodies of weird al yankovic when starts opportunities <music> come on you know that it doesn't feel like your phone plan was made with you in mind. 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I dot google dot com. That's f. i dot google dot com switched to google fi a bone plan by google the future of space and the secrets of our planet reveal start auto <music> starts interview with the parody artist weird out yankovic and i asked him about the heavy infusion of geeky science references in his music and a specially in his it song white and nerdy check it out. Do you have someone that you're you're. You're you're lyrics mix for their scientific. I do that myself. I i'll valedictorian. I'll go online and no one else that my own. I'll have you from now on no i you know i make sure that it's as factual as it can be quite nerdy. I think you talking about memorizing pi replaces. What what just remind me a couple of. I mean a- although it's inspired by real experiences that i've had in my life i mean i make exaggeration but i don't really know i know like tree point one four one five nine two six six five three five eight nine seven nine after about twenty or thirty places. It's not really appropriate for household. Use is really too much too much. In two thousand thirty places ought to be good for so no so. I guess you know what it is. If if you grew up as a geek a nerd whatever's choose your word you see pieces of these lines in words even even when they're parody even when they're caricature it just touches something and i remember i was a pretty big hit in high school so i was not bullied like others but i- resonated deeply with the community of people who were <hes> and so every line in in your white and nerdy on thank yeah no i was just it was i felt it. I tried to have as many cultural touchstones as video of the star wars holiday special especially like every little thing i wanted to go. I'm feeling you yeah and there's no detail to obscure tuna touch. Somebody's somebody's gonna find exactly right exactly. That's that's the secret and i think that video came out at exactly the right time. At that point people were like talking about nerd. I heard credit and i was never before you're a nerd you know and and as we talked about that was not a phenomenon school but the video was boastful right yes yes. It was empowered nerd. Yes absolutely we gotta bring in a new new guests to help us analyze this one. I've got an empowered nerd a musical parody superfan starch off all star and thilo astrophysicists emily emily welcome back star professor at city university staten island and dan. You also moonlight as d._j. Carl sagan yeah see what she did there yeah yeah so so so do resonate with this nerdy references and in house lyrics. I'm gonna say i resemble that yeah so i favour your priority. I'm super fan girl. I couldn't pick my favorites is this is i feel like i grew up with weird. Al like i remember i bought thriller on vinyl but then i love to even when that came out i loved life. I loved all the michael jackson parody you know i i loved that weird. Al did the music that i already loved and then put a new spin on it made eight at that much funnier and now for every decade. There's a new he he was popular with you. Your self described nerd. His music was more popular than just birds could have supplied for it. How do you account for that would be like a parody like that is another level of understanding standing like another level of storytelling another level of sharing and it's that much like you don't in order to make a parody. You don't just have to know the original song. You have to add something to wit and so there's like it. It's almost like sarcasm. The way that sarcasm like when it's like funny sarcasm and not necessarily mean sarcasm is like a way to communicate to who different things at once you can communicate kind of the the the actual thing that you're saying but then there's the underlying thing that you need it like the implied thing that you need to know know the references that you need to get in white and nerdy in order to to know i. It's funny but it's still funny. You know. Even if you don't understand anything you know all of the important to you as a super fan of is this genre that the lyrics are accurate yeah. It's i mean i'm not gonna be pedantic about it like i'm not gonna go around like you know ruining all the movies on twitter oh anyone who does that over loving when they're accurate because why not like why not take ten because the second i mean we probably doesn't even need to google anything. He's out hide assault but like what you know why not take extra ten seconds to like you know. Make it a little bit accurate lake like add the details you know. Put your favorite scientists on speed dial. I kind of love it. Wait nerdy came out. When i was in grad school. I already loved weird. Al and i was like coming into my own as a nerd and graduate school. It was kind of like left this. There's no turning back yeah so you know you guys talked already about being the nerds growing up and stuff like that and i was always i feel like i pretended not to be the nerd. That was like no you know. Maybe maybe not. I'm cool. It's yes i am erdem cool now growing up and now so it is and gosh i love it so no one has the street geek cred the way weird al does but there's another performer who sings about in ways that he thinks he's got his handle on sci. He's a rapper named the obe- he actually raps about the world being flat not just getting a small fact wrong that they didn't look up. We're at ten extra. Seconds of research could've corrected this is this is a fundamentally flawed approach to understanding the nature of reality but luckily we have a generation of scientifically literate scientifically inspired tired rap artists and we have one here tonight to set the record straight and his name is let which is short for the intellect. Welcome going tonight about the effect what to fact. That's a fact exactly. Is this your distract yeah. I wrote it on behalf of huma man because he called me out and when you call out the family aw this is my nephew all right. Give it to me holmen. You're not a he learned. The gave called sake you could say the purchase latman disrespect them on the fact that a silly all got low the planets like spear jeapordy niggles bet is what is insult and he's a mason paved while the ignorant just help to keep pulling slave dummy mentally you will be going up a data added fast lane meeting the wicked for sola main strange plows must be met super two nine four days. Bob got science. It's in my corner and not sure what it was really makes. You think that you kiss suspected tyson that you think coming talk to fly but you powerful and now no body brick musician with intelligence and stuff. He's bringing it far for strings twitter. Thanks bye bye kick things but i got an education will put into to make a better. They said science now here's more from my interview with performer weird al yankovic on how he gets permission to use other artists music for his parodies. Check it out. I get permission for every single day that i do. I do need permission. I always the phrase. I always use them this cases. It's a gray the area because it's considered generally fair use by the courts but for reasons why what what okay so you say michael. I'm going to dress up like a huge fat person popping my buttons and i'm going to make fun of your song and the courts will call that affair. Should we live in canada unfair. You know tell me if we live in a very litigious society where even even if i have every right to do something i can still get sued and i'd rather i'd rather be able to sleep soundly at night and nothing that somebody's mad at me and more more than that really i keep relationships with with you know with artists and i always want to make sure that i have their blessing before the before you do yeah yeah. Oh yeah okay. I won't even write the song come up with an idea and go well. That's pretty funny and then we'll contact whoever and see if they're into it and your track record helps that going forward now and michael jackson was a big part of that because prior to michael jackson signing off on it sort of like weird al who yet yeah we'll get back to you but once michael jackson said i can do eat it then we can call those people back and say you know michael. Jackson didn't seem to have a problem with it. So what's your deal. What happens if someone who you've check to see if they're okay with your parody if they say no. I think they know that i walk away. Oh okay. I said i mean you know really. It's pretty rare. I mean most most artists actually can look forward to their word bertie sort of like an i like to say you've got your your grandma's and your your platinum albums then you're weird a pair of green even come true for an artist to have weird al yankovic make fun of them but you know what else it's a filmmaker's dream. Come to be called on twitter by you unique holes. It's filmmakers really 'cause. I used to do it a lot and then it'd be angered angered by just pulled back into my shell now you gotta come back. Come back and when we bust out filmmakers need you. You can also say the science some the social media word. Emily solar flare was so anyway so emily as a huge fan of this genre rush you can imagine that there's a whole section of copyright law written just to accommodate his parodies. I mean yeah. That's not a stretch to imagine surreal. I know nothing about. It isn't weird that moore would protect that. I don't think so like i say it's its creation and it's you know it's people making money you ever who decides that the parody is funny and therefore legitimate material. That's that's a big not funny. Then it's just copying it yeah and then you're not paying for it. Well the idea of parenting and the and the fair use is that you also have to add something to it it. You can't do it again and you know you can't steal something good to value add to really good term. I think you have to add something to it. You have to so you have to say something about it. You have to use it to say something else so in comedy if someone uses someone else's job. Maybe they think they could do it better in comedy jokes. Stealing is a deadly sin really yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. I've seen comments. I come to blows over stuff like that but if you do feel from me going down now but there are some parodies of you that i really dig. I love saying it live or they do me a couple talk kim oscar-winner ooh it is by far my favorite one playboy so emily in charleston scientists use each other's ideas all the time and that's the kind of currency like the so okay so what we do what we kind of get paid for us to publish papers right. Everybody's probably read all my scientific papers. Thank you yeah and then other people have to cite your papers and in fact the the kind of tradition is you put your paper online when it gets published first and then you wait for the emails to come in of all your colleagues single. You should have cited this paper. You should have cited this paper. You should have said that because not only do count the papers that we right but we count how many times they get cited aided by other scientists but if you always have to cite someone for an idea would that mean there are no new ideas and science charles. Oh there are new ideas. All you're always citing people who came before you standing on the shoulders of giants but the newness comes from being able to see farther than the person you're standing on. There's always something new and that's what makes signs so exciting that point of discovery where you look beyond and you go wow. That's something no one else has seen before. We're going to defy fry this. Emily weird al's parodies kind of like creating an alternative universe in the multi purpose. I think so that's what stephen hawking believed in terms of <hes> interpretation of quantum mechanics. I i would like to live in that universe well emily. Thanks for being back on on start. Love your comments emily emily right up next. We find out why by weird. Al yankovic doesn't use curse words in his comedy star talk retirees the this is start. Welcome back to start off from the american museum of natural history right here in new york city. We're featuring my interview with musical parody legend weird al yankovic and i asked him about the comedy chemistry three of his hugely popular music videos the check it out. Could you give in your life experience and wisdom. Could you explore for me the value of the comedy as written words relative to accommodate <music> as performed well. I mean because you know when when you did when you did bad that was michael jackson i needed. I did fat sorry. Excuse me we get confused all the time. It's a thick yeah so when you did fat the lyrics are hilarious bud more hilarious to watch it so when you make these songs long. Are you hoping that they were. I ingested video. If you've got to work both ways <hes> anything that i write <hes> has to work purely as an audio recording. It's got to be funny in and of itself and the reverse is true like eat. It was a big hit in japan and eat a parody of beat. It beat it right and i think that was mostly because of the video because i'm not sure. Are you know how many people in japan really understood the word play run the song but they could appreciate the fact that it was a direct parody of the michael jackson video <music>. How does visual visual humor work differently from from just audio humor. Guy like user is okay so you're the first comedian as i understand it to perform. Stand up in your family's home country palestine yeah. It's kind of by being the first scientist i'm not i. I don't know if i'm really the first maybe in the nineteen fifties in palestine. There's this amazing comedian that just didn't have access to the internet. <hes> and nobody knows as far as recorded history. I am the love that is because i was a woman. They didn't have that like stereotype prototype that women aren't funny and when men comics came to the middle east after he people like cute. They're trying to be like the ladies okay so now. Your parents are palestinian but you born in new jersey born and bred in the great state of new talk. Pretend like you you mercan. I'm born in the u._s._a. It's very very disconcerting. Tell a lot of people who scream at me. Go back. I tear country so but what so obviously would have some sensitivities and awareness of the palestinian how's tinian culture because your parents were but what's it like delivering comedy in different cultures to me. As far as i can tell half or more of comedy has to fit in the culture in which is delivered a live comedy totally goes both ways. I don't have to understand something to be funny like for example. I understood understood nothing that charleston. I last my well so weird. Al's humor is clean the no curse words p._g. He g rated so i asked him so. Many comedians rely on curse words. I asked him about his approach that approach to comedy. Let's check it out. You couldn't help but notice there is no profanity or obscenity. Is this a philosophical point yeah. It's it's not a calculator the thing because you know a lot of people think he's doing that to get the family audience and that's when i cited baked. It's nice to be like like the album that gets played on car trips. I mean that's that's oh cool thing but mostly it's just an extension of my personality is just kind of the way i was raised. I i never even use profanity in everyday life and it's just you know that's which is being i appreciate comedy boy scout and was never on my folks wouldn't let me be a boy scout. Oh look they were too rough and vulgar so <hes> but the reason i ask is for so much comedy. They need access to profanity or vulgarity just just to round out where they wanna. Take the humor so you have found places to go that. Don't need it at all. Yeah i mean i try to find my way around that. I understand there are some <hes> sometimes when it's helpful in comedy i mean a lot of comedy is based on surprise and shock value and profanity fills that but that's that's just not the kind of comedy that i personally put out into the world. What about the ever shifting comedic spoils the sand dunes of comedy where this it was here today and then like in six months over there but you're standing over here so in the i'm fat video where they're like. Was there a demographic pick that complained about that nothing or today not so much. I mean i've had people say well. You could do a song that today and that that's what i meant yeah yeah. I'd be more sensitive about that but again when i did the song fat in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven eight. It's like the nerd thing i mean. It was an empowering thing. I wasn't making fun of overweight. People as fertile like a guy that was like big and proud you know and i think it's all about attitude and all about perspective and the guy singing the song was was you know it was not derogatory for him. It was like a joyous celebration yeah. Is there fine line between comedy that empowers person who had addresses or just is mean-spirited mean-spirited well. The interesting thing about comedy is sometimes. You have to actually try out to see if it's offensive or not and i think there's a couple of different french standards one is is that funny like you kind of have to be funny in order for its and not be mean but also is earned and is it yours to joke cabal so like when i first became a comedian. I thought i was andrew. Dice eddie murphy vulgar not only was i. I was like slurry mix. Learn like all. I did was used slurs all day all night. Paula deen had nothing on me and <hes> and i didn't realize until i got later in my career that not only was i depending on it but i was harming my audience so like a lot of people are like oh. You're censoring yourself. I don't think i'm censoring myself at all. I choose not to be mean. I choose not to use slurs. I choose not to joke about things like pedophilia because i don't don't want to harm the people in my audience by like number. One goal is to make people laugh. So how do people react when you joke about having cerebral cerebral palsy they laugh and they're not laughing. I mean they're laughing at their own biases and fears against disability because when i talked about my i._c._p. I'm not doing it to be inspirational at all. I'm just telling real stories like if you joke about things that people fear or if you joke about things is that people hate that in a way you get them to no longer fear at no longer hey to and especially no longer china kill you okay so now weird out yankovic as a question for me about how the universal end when star talk materials burn <music> get ready to return to an era lost to legend world of warcraft classic is now available coming just in time for the games fifteenth anniversary world of warcraft for craft classic invites players to return to the world of as a roth just as it was during its earliest days this fateful authentic recreation captures answers the danger excitement and glory of the original game relive the timeless adventures that defined world of warcraft legacy fight for the horde award or for the alliance in the ongoing struggle between south shore and taryn mill then gear up to take on dragons of black wing layer as more of the original <music> games legendary content opens over time you know i've never played it but this stuff sounds super exciting. 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Thanks to the following patriotic beyond patrons for helping us make this episode of star talk possible jeff prime jennifer shin richard shirley and thank you for for your simple names the future of space and the secrets of our planet reveal it is start off <music> <music> from the american museum of natural history graffiti. My interview with musical parody artist weird weird al yankovic and he had a question for me about the universe. Check it out well. I'm kind of curious. I know that there's different schools of thought among after physicists and cosmologists but i'm just wondering what your opinion is on how the universe is going to end. Do you think is is going to be do you think that the expansion is going to slow down and go back to a singularity and maybe we have a big crunch start over again. Do you think there's going to be a big freeze where the absolute temperature is going to zero. Do you think you think the forces of expanding outweighed the gravitational field and everything get ripped apart on a molecular level or at top level what do you i got money on this. I wanted to thank vegas. So do you want the the answer. I the worst answer or the worst answer gosh. Let's let's go bad bad bad okay so the bad answer is all evidence says we aren't a one way expansion trip. We're expanding faster than the collective gravity. Everything in the universe can possibly slow us down to reverse so it's a one way trip and in that one way trip temperature the universe will drop to absolute zero asymptotically so not only does it become large it becomes empty because matter becomes more and more separated and becomes uh-huh cold and as i say the universal end not with a bang with a whimper not in fire but in ice yeah kind of a spoiler alert by the way the clip that there was a bad answer or worse answer the baddest answer ever vote. Was that the baddest answer all right. There's some hypotheses that the expansion of the universe will become so accelerated that the very capacity of the space time continuum to stretch will become compromised compromised and no longer will space-time stretch it will tear her and we have no idea what would happened after that a tear in the fabric of space wrinkle. We're because the wrinkled you iron them out if they tear. It's a wardrobe malfunction so are star trek fans every show we solicit questions that they might have about about a topic that we discussed and they've got questions about the end of the universe themselves so that means it's time for cosmic queries so who can read questions from the internet we haven't seen them. I got my man charles here to answer every question because he's geeky nerdier than i am but i might be able to add caller commentary to it so i'm going to be the voice of your voiceless fans that sammy forever on twitter asks how'd how'd you planets and and if the plant's our solar system ended in some way how would it affect us because it's about us on earth. Oh okay charles. Let me get this. Okay okay in five billion years. The sun will expand stupendous -ly so large that it will engulf the orbits orbits of mercury and venus and its surface will become so near to earth that earth's oceans will come to a rolling boil and evaporate into the atmosphere and the atmosphere will evaporate into space and the ember that was once a haven for life descends into the crucible that is the center of the sun as we favor is kevin nice day so that's what would happen to us. Okay thank. He doesn't really matter because we're gonna evaporate. Every vicki richards from facebook asks do black holes and or are they in eternally crushing matter and light with their gravity. Does the ever stop trump. Yes it ends black holes evaporate through quantum mechanical process named after stephen hawking. It's called hawking radiation. He i came up with a long time ago but it will take a really really long time so as you heard from near five billion years from now our son will die and our earth will die with it but you know how long it will take a black hole. A google years ten under the hundred power years google spelled correctly g. o. g. o. l. before i read the next query are any of your scientific scientific answers dark and deadly because that free and burned today one black mike all wherever you want your vaporize that's worse than just simply evaporating always better. No i prefer to be vaporized over evaporated. Wow yeah yeah yeah yeah vaporizes faster okay. I'm with you yeah. Okay it up next weird. Al yankovic plays isaac newton in a parody rap battle that i'm in nine <music> welcome back star talk. We're exploring the geeky musical comedy of weird. Al yankovic plays my man sir isaac newton in <music> science infused rap battle on youtube and it includes isaac newton a parody of bill nye at a parody of me. Check it out where the combatants officially in that video officially. It's newton which i play and nice. Peter plays bill nye with charlie tuna. Please you oak and you gotta say. The lyrics are very clever. People actually think that was you in the video. They're like no no no. Why don't you bring your own business black guy for this battle indiscreet yeah so i got the last word in that the video but isaac newton had some some good zingers before that and one of his lines to bill nye is i'll leave you with a page page from a book i wrote at half your age then then he goes on to say the integral seek cam why di wai from zero to one six to power by is law to base e of the square root of three times sixty four hour of what than and so charles is really yes the integral c._k._y. Do is actually shows up in every calculus textbook. That's been get down for about the whole thing yeah the whole thing. The definite integral of that function from zero to pie over six is actually the natural log of the square root of three so if you take the natural law now i could figure it out in a half hour and you just spin that out. It's a thing the answer there so he wrote. She said it was natural. Law square root of three times what the sixty fourth power right so so because the answer is actually the natural log of skirt isra x. to the sixty four equals one which means that there are sixty four solutions on the complex unit circle including i- negative. I won a negative one. Okay i agree aw thank you last night. The senior calculus that is correct it was a pleasure leisure to meet and to hang out and to just chill with parody performer weird al yankovic and he's a lovable legitimate nerve. That's all i'm sayin and in his final clip. I had an idea for his next role. Check it out suggestion sure because no one is doing this or maybe they are doing. It and i haven't heard about it. I think somebody and you'll know it's gotta be you has to give up the annual nerd awards. Oh why don't they have already. They don't seem fill every fricken award the annual awards. Go host so the dirtiest. I statement in congress for example. Okay don't know some some congress. Members of congress have some nerd street cred and it might come out and something that they say so. You're not making fun of your breaking the nerd yeah there was a there was a placard in the march for science last year and it said when nerds have to march you should really worry about the state of that'd be best nerd poster right. Let's get this nerd culture culture. The fact that i can even use that phrase culture shows a remarkable advance of society's capacity the city to even recognize that demographic because i'm old enough to remember explicitly when if you were good at school school especially good at math and science. You really didn't have many friends you don't that tells them they must have been long ago. Go some monk must have accidentally mistranslated the bible that phrase. We know what phrase this is. I think it really should have been and the geek show inherit. You've been watching star talk. Neil degrasse tyson has always been you. You're abud come here. 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Hit Parade: The White and Nerdy Edition

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Hit Parade: The White and Nerdy Edition

"Welcome to hit parade podcast of Pop Chart History from slate magazine about the hits from coast to coast. I'm Chris Landfill Chart Analyst pop critic and writer of slates wise. The Song Number One series on today's show last month in our December Twenty nineteen episode of Hip Parade. I talked about the improbable smash that was sitting on top of billboard's hot one hundred Mariah Carey's holiday classic all. I want for Christmas. Is You the first Christmas Song to top. Billboard's hot one hundred in sixty one years is that compelled us to play you the prior Christmas song to hit number one which reached the top all the way back in nineteen fifty eight As I noted David Saville's the chipmunk Song is less a Christmas song then then a novelty record it was still on the hot one hundred for weeks into nineteen fifty-nine long after the holidays were over and hand in a way. This wasn't surprising because in the early rock era novelty records were chart dominators. ooh This was the golden era for goofy hits a time when comical records would not only make the hot one hundred regularly really but quite frequently top chart jungle limbs off a tree in a time when live comics and veteran standups won grammys sold piles of albums and even got on the radio radio. Hello Hello Fata. And while the so-called golden age of novelty songs was the nineteen fifties is and sixties right through the seventies novelty and comedy songs did serious chart business the thing about novelty records though what distinguishes them from Christmas songs is they are a hard hard way to sustain a career sure. Some novelty hits our holiday related. which does make them? perennials graveyards but most novelty hits by their very nature are flashes in the Pan meant went to capture a specific cultural moment. That's what makes the one major ager novelty artist who broke in the nineteen eighties. The one whose name now leaps immediately to most Americans minds when they hear the phrase the Novelty Song so exceptional. He pulled it off. He built a decades long career out of being a goofball so before we talk about the man who actually called all himself weird I will explain how the charts both helped him and made his job so challenging thus making his this chart topping success that much more amazing you might say the magic ingredient was Hokka Pie and as we enter the twenty twenties. We'll even talk about how this accordion in playing national treasure could come back and command the hit parade again more than four decades after he started. And that's where your hit parade marches today. The week ending October October. Twenty first two thousand six. When Weird Al Yankovic White and nerdy reached number nine on billboard's hot one hundred? It was AL's first top ten hit in a multi decade career and the start of a new age for novelty songs on the charts the forty outside before we get there. Let's talk about the time. Be a before al.. The golden age of the novelty over breakfast sandwich as with my sleep day. This is often the moment in hit parade episode where I offer provisos and definitions and for this this episode. We have a real head scratcher. What exactly is a novelty record? Who Decides the recording artist? Just the music industry the public in a way they all do because novelty is in the eye ear and funny bone one of the beholder for example consider this classic by R. and B. Group. The coasters Yucky. Yeah yeah a number one hit in nineteen fifty eight written and produced by Jerry. Lieber and Mike Stolen both that legendary. Songwriting duo and the coasters are in the rock and Roll Hall of fame and the Song is hilarious. A series of drill sergeant commands by a comically pissed off parent hereon at a surly fifties teenager. Okay but is Yacky Yak a novelty record Joel. Whitbourne Whitbourne the authoritative chart statistician who publishes Books Tracking Billboard Hits Tag these socially satirical Jaki Yak the Novelty Song however whip burned does claim that the coasters follow-up hit also written by Lieber installer was a novelty record the the Equality Funny Charlie Brown a number two hit in nineteen fifty nine. Is this song a novelty because it name checks a comic strip character. Music scholar Steve. We've often in his book. The golden age of novelty songs includes both Jaki Yak and Charlie Brown in his study of the Genre congre which he says has a proud tradition. And that's another thing. Is it even insulting to call record a novelty because is both Jaki Yak and Charlie Brown are pretty great. propulsed live witty clever. How we could do this all day in this episode talk about the mysterious distinctions between novelty and normal hits? Is this number. One hit from the eighties by Austrian singer Falco a novelty or a sly mash up of of the classical figure. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the then new musical idiom of rap speaking of rap. What about vis nine thousand nine hundred ninety two number one smash by Sir Mix a lot? Oh Oh my God becky. We devoted a large chunk of our nineties rap episode of Hip Parade to baby. Got Back. Because it's an important song long for the emergence of hip hop on the charts in that decade but it starts with a spoken word comedy bid and the whole song is a laugh riot riot and yet few tag baby got back a novelty one. More comparison powers in the sixties this song by Australian Rolf Harris Timea Kangaroo down sport a number three. US Hit in one thousand. Nine hundred sixty three was regarded as culturally. Specific novelty. Hit a borderline offensive ditty that trafficked in Australian stereotypes stereotypes for Non Australians amusement. The NAB downs time down but and twenty years later this nineteen eighty three men at work number one hit trafficked in many of the same snarky Australian troops but down under was regarded as a Whimsical pop song and a new wave. Classic while Rolf Harris's Alcee satirizing hit is called a novelty men at work's is not about. My point is not to come up with a definitive answer sir to what a novelty record is rather. I want to emphasize that the border between so-called serious hits and novelties is thin indeed indeed novelty may be like pornography to paraphrase a Supreme Court justice. You know it when you hear it. Several artists we will discuss have walked that line throughout their careers. In fact dating back to the days of Tin Pan Alley Novelty songs were such a fixture on the hit parade that some of the most celebrated singers found them irresistible vehicles for getting on the radio. Much is that Again the window though. That's traditional pop vocalist Patti page with the nineteen fifty. Three number one hit. How much is that Doggie in the window? Window page recorded all sorts of songs and scored hits with everything from the classic Tennessee Waltz to Allegheny Moon but Doggie in the window. Complete with barking. Sounds one of her biggest hit is whimsical. If not exactly the funny. But it was part of a long tradition of comical or quirky records that were hits for everyone from Al Jolson to Tex Williams. It was somewhat rarer for a recording artists to focus exclusively on comedy records but Spike Jones the nineteen forties and fifties performer not to be confused with the Modern Day. Film director was a pioneer of the novelty form. Build up all day for the race. Food town is favored today assaulted in their dog. Biscuit is Rita one safety has been unscratched. Spike Jones was not only a bandleader and host of a TV variety show he was a creator and altar of comical recordings. His songs could be heard as a satire of the big band era replacing musical notes with obnoxious clatter in Jones's hands a piece of music as grand as Rossini's William Tell overture would turn utterly madcap instruments is competing with noisemakers Spike Jones and his city slickers even scored a holiday holiday perennial and novelty standard with his nineteen forty nine number. One hit all I want for. Christmas is my two front teeth. For for Christmas. With his exposure bolger in a range of Media Spike Jones would serve as an inspiration to generations of novelty recording artists including weird Al Yankovic traffic but Spike Jones hits were largely confined to the pre rock era of course rock and roll had its own Manic Energy Ritchie that lent itself to laughs and it is remarkable. How many early rock and roll hits can be read? As basically comical the big boppers chantilly lace this is tagged by Joel whipper and other rock historians as a novelty record even as he is also regarded as a rockabilly pioneer. The same goes for multi. Genre singer Bobby Darin who broke as a rock and roller with the KITSCHY. Catchy splish splash it and later in the decade Rock Pioneer Bo Diddley scored believe it or not his only top forty pop hit with same man. A single that is essentially mostly dialogue as is to shit talking friends. Rank on each other over a beat black rock and roll was also the Meta text for another form of parody. Hit the so-called break in record invented by producer Dickie Goodman his nineteen fifty-six hit with partner. Bill Buchanan the flying saucer. Reinvented Orson Jason Wells. War of the worlds as a spoken word news broadcast punctuated by snippets of then current rock and roll hits Goodman failed to get permission. For any of the song samples it was arguably the rock. Era's first mix tape mash offramp. I Ju- In general comedy records were a Ripe Forum for experimentation as we discussed in last month's hit parade eventual chipmunks monks creator David Seville helped refine the art of sped up recording with his nineteen fifty eight number. One hit the witch doctor. The doctor with doctor he totally what he says and weeks later the high pitched recording trick was replicated by another chart topper shove willies. The purple people eater. There's two purple. Only maybe address you. Your sound was novelty. Records were so omnipresent in nineteen fifty eight that Willie's hit even included a reference to another comical smash Willie's backup singers snuck in reference to short shorts a song going by the Royal Teens. That had peaked at number three just weeks earlier. These novelty records were in dialogue with each other. Sometimes openly Joe South south a young singer who a decade later would win the song of the year. Grammy for Games. People play scored his first chart hit in the summer of nineteen fifty eight with the mash up record. The Purple People Eater meets the witch doctor. I got real strange. Found people eater and my practice. I saw the witch doctor Seton by his side world witchdoctor in the start of the sixties novelty records. Were topping the hot one hundred on the regular nineteen sixty alone. had three chart topping topping novelty hits and sonically. They were all over the map. Whether it was Brian Hyland's Chirpy owed to a tiny bathing suit very very risque by nineteen sixty standards or four a lurching party record about a caveman named alleyoop recorded by a fictional one off Los Angeles band who call themselves the Hollywood Hollywood argyle's or the half spoken word. Mister custer her a photo lament by a soldier in eighteen seventy six pleading with his general not to send him into the battle of the little bighorn. The track doc was fronted by a man named Larry Verne. Who'd never sung in his life but had a memorable southern drawl of these artists? Only Brian Hyland of itsy-bitsy teeny weeny in Yellow Polka dot. Bikini fame went on to further recording success and that was his last novelty hit. However the producer of the Hollywood argyle's Gary Paxton would produce an even bigger novelty smash two years later Bobby Pickett's Halloween perennial slash instructional dance record? The Monster Mash a number one in October. One thousand nine hundred sixty two and it's a graveyard it's on slide. It's generally novelty alty. Records were a producer's medium and the artists were incidental. The one thousand nine hundred sixty one number. One mother-in-law A CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS R&B and hilarious plant about a meddling maternal figure was the first big hit for legendary writer and producer Alan to song as for the lead artist of mother-in-law New Orleans singer Ernie Quedo it was his only top forty. Hit in me on top of all of these musical novelties. The early sixties was a boom time for straight up comedy recordings by stand up and nightclub performers performers like Bob Bob Newhart yes that Bob Newhart. The Future TV legend was I kid you not a comedy. LP selling Titan in the early sixties new hearts nineteen sixty album the button down mind of Bob newhart topped the billboard album chart for fourteen weeks and one thousand nine hundred sixty one grammy for album of the year offense where you're going with Mr Adams junk car seven seventy five. And where was that your driveway. Two years later that same grammy was won by another spoken word comedy. LP The first. I family a blockbuster album by comedian and John F. Kennedy Impersonator. Vaughn meader that you didn't touch thaad either. Eighteen tonight or at dinner last night. Would you tell us. Please let me say this about that now. Number one in my opinion the fault does not lie as much with the salad as she does with the addressing being used had a time in the early sixties when the long playing thirty three and a third. RPM album was only beginning going to overtake the forty five RPM single live comedy in front of an audience proved a durable seller of LP records and if a live comedian could tell jokes while singing all the better Harvey CPAP he works for ib m he went to Mit God is hd former TV producer. Allan Sherman made a bigger name for himself in writing comic parodies of well known public domain songs with goofy lyrics not unlike Spike Jones a decade earlier Sherman scored three number one. LP's filled with Borscht belt style parody songs in nineteen sixty two and sixty three back. Toback toback he even scored a number two single in the summer of sixty three with his dance of the hours parody about a boy riding home from summer. Camp Hello Mudehwe hello fodder hello fodder here. I am at Camp Granada very entertaining. And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining in a more area Vein Piano playing college professor. Tom Lehrer satirized. The fears and foibles of Cold War Era Society -ociety with Jaunty Cole. Porter like melodies visit American city. You will find it very pretty just two things which you must be aware. Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air but after a half decade of performing his original ditties in front of audiences both in clubs and on television laborers nineteen sixty five album. That was the year that was cracked the billboard the top twenty and eventually went gold by the late sixty S. After the British invasion and Hippie rock began to take over the charts the line between novelty records and rock hits became blurry some novelty hits still read as pure comedy singer Songwriter. Jerry Samuels while under the influence of psychedelics. wrote a perverse song about going mad complete with chipmunk like like sped up vocals released under the moniker Napoleon the fourteenth. They're coming to take me away. Ha Ha reached number three in the summer of one thousand nine hundred. Sixty six coming to take me away. Ha The coming to take me away Ho to the funny farm where life is is beautiful all the time and be happy to say those nice young men in their. Interestingly several listeners noticed in in one thousand nine hundred sixty six that the Napoleon the fourteenth zone featured the same marching drumbeat. As a very recent Bob Dylan stoner anthem. Rainy Day women number twelve thirty five live had reached number two on the charts just weeks earlier in the spring of sixty six. Of course this being Dylan. no-one considered hit a novelty. There was a similarly thin line between novelty and rock credibility on snoopy versus the Red Baron and the breakthrough hit for Florida banned the Royal Guardsmen there whimsical. Oh my gosh to Charles Schulz's comic strip. Canine reached number or two in early. Nineteen sixty seven by the way the second number two hit named for a peanuts character after the coasters one thousand nine hundred fifty nine hit surly brown challenge. They got a if that little rock breakdown sounded familiar. It's because the royal guardsman's snoopy included an intentionally obvious solution to the McCoy's nineteen sixty five number. One hit hang on snoopy indeed throughout the PSYCHEDELIC era. The novelty status of hit records was debatable. especially when sixties pop took on the sounds of Music Hall and Vaudeville Novelty Song Scholar. Steve Often USC. It claims that the two number one hits by Herman's hermits both juvenile revivals of Music Hall. DITTIES are in essence novelty realty records. Mrs Brown you've got a lovely daughter uh-huh and I'm entry. Excuse me Henry. The Eighth I am saves the bust a year later British novelty act the new Vaudeville band scored their only chart topping hit winchester cathedral with an old timey megaphone like the again. None of these trippy. Hits was tagged a novelty by the music business but was the difference between these singles and the more outlandish knowingly tweeden novelty hit tiptoe through the tulips with me by nineteen eighteen sixty eight ukulele playing falsetto singing. Tiny tim the with tiny Tim. Aw was such a pop culture sensation in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight and sixty nine his televised marriage to Miss Vicki on the tonight show drew tens Hinz of millions of viewers that his single hit the top twenty and his album reached the top ten and rode the charts for more than half a year on the countryside of the radio. Dial Johnny cash new the power of a novelty song. He recorded a stem winding story story song written by cartoonist and Songwriter Shel Silverstein called a boy named sue and he took it to number two on the hot one hundred in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine his biggest ever pop hit a cash never took himself too seriously deep into the seventies. He scored his biggest country number one of the decade gate and his last pop. Top forty hit with tall tale one piece at a time a novelty record about a GM plant worker building his his own Cadillac by smuggling home auto parts from his job. On time. You lets it and in the early seventies another rock. Pioneer Chuck Berry scored. His is only number one with the lewd novelty. My Dingley recorded live in front of a British audience who lustily sang by the seventy s novelty records were a big enough genre to inspire their own. Radio program created by a man born Barry Hansen Johnson. Who redubbed himself doctor? demento doctor Demento where on the radio here line up your Radio Westwood. One presents the Dr Phil Show to missile launched at a Pasadena radio station and eventually syndicated at dozens of stations nationwide. The doctor Demento show would play the kind kind of crazy ephemera too weird for the top forty. The doctor Demento show would prove a formative influence on a generation of novelty performance. In later years Hansen would would claim that he launched the show because novelty records. were starting to disappear from the radio. Airwaves after rock turned more serious. In in the late sixties airplay was indeed often the limiting factor with funny or novelty records. The amusement would become less amusing amid the repetition of top forty radio rotation but truth be told novelty records could still become hits in the seventies seventies. One musician even spent the decade successfully walking the line between serious and silly ray. Stevens was the irrepressible energizer. Bunny of novelty hit makers risky had been knocking around the music industry. Since the early sixties he'd even scored a couple of top forty novelty hits early in the decade like a half the Arab but Stevens stepped up his game toward the end of the sixties guitar and Ode to a Loincloth. Clad rock and roller was his first gold. Single in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine during the sixties Stevens had on occasion tried his hand at singles scoring minor hits with tracks like Sunday morning coming down which was later a country hit for Johnny cash. But it wasn't until the seventies that Ray Stevens his career took an unexpectedly ernest turn back on the nineteen seventy number. One hit everything is beautiful. Ray Stevens turned kitsch in to cancel. The single was received as a straight faced inspirational song. Complete with a children's chorus an anthem of tolerance. That was even played in churches. Virtuous everything is beautiful. One grammys in both the pop and inspirational categories in nineteen seventy one and it was played on easy listening and even country stations. But Stevens couldn't stay in in this lane by the mid Seventies. He put his tongue firmly back in his cheek. In nineteen seventy four Stevens jumped on a fad sweeping the nation. And the World Streak Ed Eh. From sporting events to universities and even the Academy Awards Pranksters were sprinting naked in public like never before never never one to pass up a whimsical trend. Ray Stevens wrote and recorded the streak which topped both the US and UK charts in the Sprang of seventy four. It even reached number three on the American country chart pointing the direction. That Stevens career was headed on the north by the end of the decade Stevenson's brand of humor has been most warmly embraced by country audiences and he began aiming his novelty tracks. Like the nineteen eighty-one hit shriner's convention directly at country. Radio Stevens is politics also turned more conservative. Later decades would find him scoring country. Hits with the likes of Osama Yo Mama and Caribou Barbie however nineteen nineteen seventy four is the streak remains Ray Stevens his biggest ever hit but Ray Stevens remained the exception a mostly novelty avalon. hitmaker with more than one hit to doctor demento point by the seventies novelty singles were largely one offs C. See W McCall. Another country pop. Crossover artist who likes. Stevens tried to build a career out of novelty hits managed one on chart topping smash in the winter of one thousand nine hundred seventy six that capitalized on the growing fad of citizens band or CB radio radio the trucker anthem convoy CW. McCall and Iowa singer who invented his truck driver persona for an advertising campaign and wound ended up assuming it for decades never reached the top forty again. The seventies were a kitschy decade in general and like Ray a Stevens a song about streaking or C. W McCall Song about. CB radio's no cultural trend. Escaped novelty hit status Addis Dickie Goodman who in the fifties had invented these so-called breaking record scored another such smash in nineteen seventy five breath with the number four hit Mr Jaws a combination spoken word and pop song satire of Steven Spielberg's Blockbuster Shark Doc. Movie we are here on the beach where a giant shark has just eaten a girl swimmer. Well Mr Jaws how was it and what what did you say when you grabbed her. No Shock Sir. Stupid and in one thousand nine hundred seventy six radio. Dj Rick Dees. He's took a break from his day job to satirize disco music with Disco Duck. A number one hit that would make a cameo appearance in the movie Saturday night fever a year later speaking of media personalities Moonlighting from their jobs. I would be remiss if I left the seventies without talking about the recording success success of. TV's Saturday night live SNL's also. I five years are renowned for several reasons including reinventing TV sketch comedy for a new generation and introducing a new wave of comic performers like Chevy Chase Gilda radner and Bill Murray but one underrated aspect of Saturday. Night live launch was its impact on the music business of course each episode featured a musical performer. which by itself helped break various artists lists but the SNL cast members the so-called not ready for primetime players were also music Dabbler who's dabbling dowling's hold a lot of records? The Blues Brothers were an invention of SNL CAST members. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd originally finally devised as a warm up act for SNL's Studio Audience Belushi and Aykroyd performances as Jake and elwood blues. Complete with kitschy fifties style suits and Fidora's eventually made the live. TV show itself. Then with the help. Hope of future David Letterman bandleader Paul. Shaffer Belushi and Aykroyd assembled an actual blues brothers band with legendary aside men from booker t and the GS and their album briefcase full of blues was a no kidding number one LP on the billboard album chart it even spun off top forty hits like they're straight faced cover of Salmon Dave's soul man and their novelty novelty hit rubber biscuit on and what's more in January January one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. The week briefcase full of blues broke into the album charts top three it was sitting next to another lp by by a Saturday night. Live regular. Old Steve Martin was never an official. SNL CAST member but he was the show's most frequent guest and his repeat appearances. Princes made him a comedy Megastar Martin's Lp a wild and crazy guy was mostly a standup album recorded. Live live in front of crowds in San Francisco and Denver but it closed with a novelty track. Martin wrote for and first performed on Saturday night live King Tut celebrated and satirized Egyptian Pharaoh. Tutankhamun whose remains toward American museums. In one thousand nine hundred seventy eight and were a cultural blockbuster. Released as a single in seventy eight Steve Martin's King Tut made the hot one hundred's top twenty and it pushed Martin's a wild and crazy guy. LP to number two on the charts and double platinum entering the nineteen eighties. Then novelty records were not exactly scarce and some were even hits but they were a tough way to build a sustained career career. Tightening radio formats meant that most stations would not play comical records in regular all day rotation especially after after the launch of FM radios so called morning. Zoo programs these madcap morning shows offered a venue for novelty singles but they might be the only time. Such songs would be played so while established performers like Frank. ZAPPA could score one off. Novelty hits like nineteen eighty-two Valley girl a number thirty to hit recorded with his daughter Moon Unit or pop superstar Rick Springfield could crack the top thirty with the song. Long Bruce a novelty hit about how Mr Springfields fans confused him with Mr Springsteen. It was understood that these songs were never going to receive heavy radio rotation and for performer. Who specialized in novelty hits like? Chicago's jump in the Saddle Apple. Curly the time in the spotlight was brief. Jump in the saddle smash the curly shuffle sold well enough to reach number fifteen gene in early one thousand nine hundred eighty four but again. It's radio spins were largely confined to morning and drive time. Hours and jump in the saddle title never cracked the hot one hundred again. Doctor DEMENTO had a point novelty hits even when they found an audience. We're now no longer anger. Radio hits it was around this time that a young protege of Doctor Demento 's broke on the charts a novelty recording artists. Who would go on to build the most enduring career in comical Nicole musically when we come back how AL became weird in the summer of Nineteen nineteen seventy-nine nineteen year old? Alford Yankovic a student at California Polytechnic State. University in San Luis Obispo California. Nia noticed that there was this punchy song dominating the radio it was my Sharona. The atop hit of one thousand nine hundred seventy nine recorded by new wave rock band the knack and one thing owl knew right away this would be a funny any song to parody. How Yankovic had already spent years listening to the doctor Demento show and home recording his own comical the songs played on accordion? Al Had even passed a tape of some of his songs to Demento when the radio host visited Al's high school all in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy six DEMENTO played a couple of AL songs on the show now at CAL poly Yankovic took his accordion into into a bathroom across from the college radio station and recorded his own version of the tax hit Hungary one Hungry one I mean within my Bologna Ano- marsh to lunch. Meat would not only launch. Al Yank vicks recording career. It typified several royal trends for him for one thing. It was a smash on the doctor. DEMENTO show demento claimed my below was his most requested song of Nineteen Nineteen seventy-nine for another thing als- parody charmed the artist behind the original song. Doug Feiger lead singer of of the neck found out about my Bolognia expressed his appreciation for the flattering Omar and helped. I'll get it released on the next own label people capitol records and it was on that forty five actual label that Al formerly debuted his full performing me. Weird Weird Al Yankovic. A moniker given to him by fellow CAL poly students a couple of years earlier by nineteen eighty. Allie was a star on the doctor Demento show and when he appeared as a guest on the program late that year he came ready to record a follow follow up to my Bologna and had even selected his next hit song parody and another one. The Queen's another one bites the dust was rising to number one on the hot one hundred in the fall of nineteen eighty just cost as al appeared on the Demento show accompanied only by his accordion and the pounding of self styled drummer. Jon Bermuda Mute Schwartz on Al's accordion case Yankovic recorded another one rides. The bus live in Doctor Demento studio media it released on former disco label. Tk records another one rides. The bus became weird Al's first billboard hit reaching a number one hundred and four on the magazine's bubbling under the hot one hundred chart in March of nineteen eighty one. The song was popular enough enough. That al was invited by late night TV host. Tom Snyder to perform another one. Rides the bus on his NBC program the the Tomorrow Show Weird. Al Yankovic I became known for his parodies of Popular Rock Tunes in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy nine with parody song done by the next which was called Misha Aroma and weird. Al Knew how to present himself off on television with his shaggy hair and Frank Zappa like mustache and his rabid rock and roll attack on the Accordion on rock instrument and here was a performer. who had seemingly learned from every novelty act that had come to four from Spike Jones and Allan Sherman? The wit of of combining a familiar melody with unexpected lyrics from Shel Silverstein. How to build a whimsical song like a story from Tom? Lehrer are how to make parody song lyrics not only funny but sharply phrased all of these skills including the visual would come in handy very very soon. It should be noted that weird. AL's initial breakthrough via the DEMENTO show predated the nineteen eighty-one launch of MTV. But once that video channel took off and popularized the music video in America the kinds of new wave songs that became hits lent themselves himselves to parody and Allie Yankovic had a great year for hit songs with both comic and visual potential. Joan Jett and the black hearts cover of the Arrows I love rock and roll was a number one smash in the spring of nineteen eighty two and it lent itself to another weird Al Food Related Parity already I love rocky. Road helped get out a permanent signing to a label Scotti brothers records and it spawned one of his earliest music videos in which rich a leather clad al trying to look as bad as as Joan Jett herself makes a grand entrance in an ice cream parlor and demands his favorite flavor later in nineteen eighty-two another new wave chart topper would inspire another TV friendly parody. Mickey was a hit largely fuelled by MTV ATV a song that singer choreographer and video artist Toni. Basil routes specifically to accompany her clip of a drill team of cheerleaders. You leaders it reached number one on the hot one hundred in late. Nineteen eighty two and in weird. AL's hands off. Aw I knew blow. It became an Omarosa Komo. TV's I love Lucy with future simpsons voice actress Tress McNeil playing the part of Lucille Ball and weird Al Doing his best Ricky Ricardo. The video shot mostly in black and white presented a madcap but letter perfect parody of the Lucy show and went into regular rotation on MTV. This exposure finally got out onto the hot one hundred itself. Not just the bubbling under Chart Ricky reached number sixty three in the spring of Nineteen eighty-three less than six months after Toni Basil's original Mickey had topped the chart. A follow up single release of I love rocky road also charted in billboard but missed the hot one hundred bubbling under at number one. Oh six this mixed chart. Performance reflected the specific challenge facing weird Al in the early eighties. AL's skill was parodying being songs that were very recent hits trading on their familiarity and adding not only comical lyrics but hilarious. MTV friendly videos news but even following up hits as big as Joan. Jett's and Toni Basil's in an era of regimented. Top Forty Radio Radio playlists a weird AL parody would have to be truly enormous to make the upper reaches of the hot one hundred remember. You're also that in the seventies what got songs like the streak and convoy to number one was latching onto a major trend or fat in short our would have to parody a positively massive cultural phenomenon to break into the top forty and as one thousand nine hundred eighty three turned to eighty four. That's exactly what he did. Yeah well don't general that starting up Pan Weird Al targeted the biggest pop sensation on the planet with eat it a parody of Michael Jackson's beat read it a number one hit in the spring of nineteen eighty-three taken from Jackson's all time. bestselling album thriller eat. It was recorded and released. When Jackson Mania was at its absolute apex? It should also be noted that as per his usual policy our reached Out to Jackson himself to secure his approval parodies are protected in US law as fair use but AL insists on receiving leaving the original acts blessing to ensure there are no misunderstandings and to ease the process of apportioning royalties on songs. Owl did not originally right like Doug Feiger of the neck. Most artists are flattered by a weird AL parody but Michael Jackson's seal of approval in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty four proved invaluable. That's because weird Al Not only parodied the song for the first time he parodied and original songs. Video shot for shot shot the edict clip recreated Jackson's iconic beat it video including its warring west side story like gangs and Even included some dancers from Jackson's original video on MTV. It was a smash and on the radio. A weird Al hit was finally too big to ignore Edith reached number twelve on the hot one hundred and went gold because the hot one hundred averages both both sales and airplay those gold record sales helped overcome the handicap novelty songs. have on the radio but even on the airwaves wave's eat. It received considerable rotations at the height of Jackson Mania. Thank Edith was the lead single on the album weird Al Yankovic in Three D. AL's first LP appea- to crack the top forty like the single. It was certified gold the week in April nineteen eighty-four that it reached its peak of number seventeen seventeen on the album chart in Three D.. Was One position higher than the police's blockbuster nineteen eighty three album. Synchronicity which was ironic because als next single was a parody of the police hit from that album king of pain transformed by owl into the sales. Pitch of a proprietor of cowhide king of Suede reached number sixty two in May of eighty four and it was immediately followed by another three d hit that like als earlier single. Ricky doubled as a throwback to the early television era. I'll turn the greg hin bands. Nineteen eighty-three number two hit jeopardy into I lost on jeopardy Pity and to the TV game show notably our recorded the song after the original NBC version of jeopardy hosted by Art Fleming. Fleming was on a long hiatus. Al Got The show's original announcer don. Pardo who also served as the announcer for Saturday night. Live to record a hilarious spoken word. Interlude calling al a complete loser and let me tell you what you didn't win a twenty volumes of the encyclopedia tonight. Okay so turtle wax your supply of the San Francisco drink. But that's not all Don Pardo appeared in the I lost on jeopardy music video which featured additional cameos from Art Fleming Doctor Demento and even original songwriter. Greg Kent The clip was a smash on MTV and other televised video shows but the song only made it into number eighty one on the hot one hundred in the summer of Nineteen eighty-four the single's release preceded the return of the game show in a new new syndicated forum hosted by Alex Trebek's by just a couple of months in short just months after the success of eat it L. L. was back to peaking in the lower half of the hot one hundred. In fact eat it would be AL's last top forty hit of the nineteen eighties. In part. Of course the radio bias against novelty songs was to blame but also weird Al was benefiting in different ways increasingly increasingly. His fan base was springing for his albums not his singles so even when he served up a parody of dominant song. Like one thousand. Nine hundred five reboot of Madonna's chart topper like virgin gave. The album did better than the single like a surgeon. Just missed the top forty peaking at number forty seven but it's album dare to be stupid was gold. Within six months Al fans were coming to appreciate not only his parodies of big hit hit singles but his deep cuts these included his so-called style parodies like als devaux Maggi dare to be stupid a track. That doesn't evoke any specific devo song as well as his albums Polka medleys in which Al Ingeniously Ingeniously mashes up. Accordion covers of more than a dozen hit songs in three to five minutes with beer. Garden worthy arrangements generally as long as a weird album contained at least one parody of a chart topping song the disk could be relied upon to go gold in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight one year after Michael Jackson returned with the song. Bad Al once again. parodied both the song and the video with fat. The single only reached number ninety nine but als. LP even worse hit the top thirty and went gold. Weird Al's mixed chart success in the late eighties had to be considered against the backdrop of of novelty recording in general very few novelty singles. Besides als were hits at all at least the one's labeled as such coach the eighties rise of a new genre hip hop lent itself perfectly to parody. In fact to digress for a moment the history wrap from Rapper's delight to baby got back is littered with songs that skirt the line of novelty many wraps formative tracks the built as de facto comedy records including Doug e fresh and Slick Rick's seminal. This show. They don't they never right. That's not come on Biz. Marquees top ten hit just a friend and the deliberately wacky eighty instructional dance single the Humpty dance by digital underground a group that by the way would later spawn the Solo career of to picture core. None of these rap classics was officially tagged as a novelty track. Joel Whitbourne only tags. The show as a novelty and that status is debatable. dateable any actual rapper. Trying to get over would avoid being perceived as a joke. Meanwhile numerous comedians tried to record deliberate rap parodies and none was a major chart. Success from Rodney Dangerfield go to Eddie Murphy who issued a low charting rap parody before switching to straight faced. I pop music but but me to a John Wayne imitator who called himself the rapin Duke. His self titled Minor Hit in one thousand. Nine hundred five live was legendary enough on hip hop radio to later. Be Name checked by the notorious B. I G so you think your bed with your raffle. I'll tell ya pilgrim. I started to cry when you were in diapers and wedding the sheets. I was at the on Rosa wrapping to the DA. The the rise of hair metal and hard rock in the late eighties and early nineties would also seem ripe for parody. Legitimate hits by the likes of poison poison and Motley. crue flirted with comedy but again the need for these rockers to appear hardcore kept them from producing out and out novelty holte singles. Only one hard rock act really attempted pure novelty single. The metal grunge hybrid band Green Jelly with therre thrashing fairy Tale Three Little Pigs. A top twenty single in early nineteen ninety-three that got little radio airplay but sold a half half a million copies by the early nineties. Weird owl was himself trying to regroup and hard rock would be the ticket to his comeback. At the end of the eighties. He'd made a detour are into Hollywood. That proved momentarily fatal to his career. His nineteen eighty nine film. You H F written by and starring. Al All was hyped by Orion pictures as a potential summer blockbuster but it flopped at the box office in a movie season dominated by smashes like likes Batman and Indiana Jones. So it had been nearly four years since weird Al had issued a regular studio album and the UHF UHF's soundtrack had underperformed on the charts. I'll briefly considered again. Parodying Michael Jackson who was back with a nineteen ninety ninety one album but he didn't want to deepen his reputation as primarily a Jackson Paradis but Jackson's new album was competing on the charts with a completely different kind of act. And it gave weird Al a truly inspired Super Meta idea the breakthrough uh of Nirvana's on the charts was a seminal moment in nineties rock but what weird AL keyed in on in their breakthrough hit. Smells like Teen Spirit. Was Kurt Cobain's elliptical at times indecipherable lyrics. So after getting permission from a very flattered cobaine AL proceeded to do a Nirvana parody about Nirvana released in the spring of one thousand nine hundred ninety two just weeks after smells like Teen Spirit had peaked. The hot one hundred smells like Nirvana returned. Weird out to the top forty for the first time since eat it in one thousand nine hundred eighty four in fat what. All's Nirvana parody climbed the charts so fast when it peaked at number thirty five it left chew spots over. Come as you are Nirvana's vonnas own follow up. Hit smells like Nirvana gave weird Al a new lease on chart life and another wave of young fans. Chance the decade of GRUNGE and Gangsta rap would be creatively fruitful for al who got a lot of mileage poking fun at the self. Oh F- seriousness of these Rhonda's whether he was puncturing a new generation of glowering rockets on his alternative Polka it or rebooting Coolio Smash Gangster's Paradise Paradise as Amish Paradise been milking cow. Even things that my mind is gone. I'm a man in a tale that could only be told in. The nineties. coolio was so protective of his reputation. That AL had trouble getting the rappers. Permission to remake. The song coolio sounded genuinely pissed. At ow for deflating his street cred. Ah I didn't I didn't give it any sanction. I think it was too serious to any like it was beating contrite weird. AL apologized to COOLIO AL recorded. Amish Paradise Thinking Kuo's management had signed off and they had at squashed the beef by nineteen ninety six by the end of the nineties. Weird Al's albums were selling as well as ever. Nineteen ninety. Nine's running with scissors went gold and eventually platinum fueled by owls star Wars Omar set to the tune of Don McLean's American Pie. It was called the saga begins. We've done this homerun but once again al found himself out of favour on the song charts. The saga begins didn't even appear on the hot one hundred entering the twenty first century between his sellout live shows and his strong album sales weird al contented himself with what was already one of the longest lasting and strongest selling careers in novelty music history but as we explained in our holiday episode hit parade chronicling the technological changes that eventually gave Christmas songs a bigger profile on the charts the digital evolution of the music business. This was about to give a major boost to weird al and all novelty musicians all of this music with all of these rights you you can buy for ninety nine cents per song with no subscription the new office launch of both legal commercial social music downloading by apple and video-sharing by Youtube would change the possibilities for hit making download. Sales were routed to the hot one hundred in two thousand five making it possible for album cuts holiday songs and other Ephemera to score single sales and and chart like they never had before and the launch of Youtube that same year even though it did not count for the charts back then changed the possibilities for music promotion and the first big beneficiary was a novelty song twinkle in the late afternoon just to see how he's doing. What's what Saturday Saturday night live? CAST member Andy Sambuc who was also part of a comedy music troupe. Called the lonely island made a name for himself. In his very very first season with a rap parody called Lazy Sunday. The video audio recorded with fellow cast mate. Chris Parnell was not only a buzz worthy hit on a December episode of SNL. It happened to land just weeks after the launch of Youtube Lazy Sunday became Youtube. First major hit reinforcing that the combination of music and comedy was potent viral content. Andy Sandberg unwitting proof of concept for Youtube was well timed for weird Out who was preparing to return with a new album and even more than on his ninety s coolio parody always going to go hard after after hip hop get me Ryden. Heiden was a number one hit in the spring of two thousand six for Houston Rapper. The track told a tale of urban policing as has the rapper. Bemoaned over zealous state troopers pulling over his car looking to catch him ride in dirty or finding illegal substances if it sounds like your hit. Parade host is over explaining a street rap cut and taking the edge out of it in a rather Caucasian manner. Well Weird Al Yankovic went much further than weird. AL turned camilion airs ride in dirty into white and nerdy a different it. Kind of St Tale of Geek. Who wants to hang with the gangsters but unfortunately is to white and nerd the Meta Brilliance of the assigned was that Weird Al wrapped it with legitimately dazzling flow matching millionare's triple time beat for beat and packing literally dozens of jokes in rapid fire succession website code? Do they call them all. Even all in the white and nerdy video was also a tour de force like edit the video recreated the look and feel of the original clip type with Geeky al standing in for the original star. But here was the difference between this single and every other video and song release in Weird Al's history white and nerdy could be shared on Youtube and the song could be purchased digitally again youtube. It did not yet count for the charts but it didn't matter fans who were enthralled by the video piled into the itunes music store to buy the song for ninety nine cents the result white and nerdy exploded onto onto the hot one hundred when it debuted in mid October. Two Thousand Six at number twenty eight. It instantly became weird. Al Yankovic highest charting hit Since eat it in one thousand nine hundred four one week later white and nerdy pole vaulted to number nine becoming house. I ever top ten hit hit as had been true since the eighties radio. airplay of the song was limited but it's sales more than made up this deficit. White Eight and Nerdy was eventually certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as Weird. AL's I ever platinum single. Had these technologies oh jeez existed in earlier decades alll might well have racked up multiple top. Ten hits we'll never know but digital music. Changed the the possibilities for comedy singles over at Saturday night live videos by Andy Sandberg and the Lonely Island became the show's most viral content including the Justin timberlake collaboration. Dick in a box look inside is my Fox and the hip hop parody. I'm on a boat which featured t pain. The lonely island made the track available as an itunes download and it cracked the hot one. Hundred two as full weird al.. The Calculus for his career had changed fundamentally youtube and I tunes would allow him to release one off tracks whenever he felt inspired and while video had always helped his singles now it was more essential than ever weird weird. AL began issuing tracks for his next album years before it was even complete his two thousand six album straight OUTTA Lynwood had been his first ever our top ten hit driven by the video for white and Nerdy when Al finally issued his follow up Album Alpaca Lips in twenty eleven he commissioned videos for every track including his lady Gaga Parody. Perform this way. The result Al Pacalypse debuted at number nine on the charts a a bit higher than straight Outta Lynwood. Weird AL's multi single multi video strategy had worked and video play still didn't count for the charts arts but that was about to change too as we discussed in prior episodes of hip parade in two thousand thirteen billboard rebooted the hot one hundred again to include in Youtube views for the first time Brooklyn. Dj Bowers Electronic Dance Track Harlem shake instantly debuted at number one fueled by a viral fad. That felt a lot like a novelty trend before two thousand thirteen was out. An actual novelty song would benefit from in this new Chart Mountain Bard and V guard ilva soccer a pair of brothers from Norway and a comedy duo the call themselves Elvis us for short recorded a parody of Edm for their Norwegian TV talk. Show the oddly legitimate sounding dance pop song was it's called the Fox parentheses. What does the Fox say and they accompanied it with a hilarious video of the brothers in Fox costumes cavorting avoiding in a forest never intended for the US market the Fox became a viral sensation? Anyway with both adult pop fans and kids especially the video and under billboards new hot one hundred rules. The Fox became an actual top ten. Hit peaking at number six observing. All of these changes weird Al Yankovic decided to go all out for his twenty fourteen album. Mandatory Fun and as with Al Pacalypse he would produce multiple music videos. Except this time he would deploy all of the videos in a single week turning his album. Deployment into an event some of the videos like his parody of Pharrell Williams smash happy called Tacky aped the look of the original clip others were animated or more conceptual. Al Did not attempt to pick a lead single. He let the marketplace decide eventually really the most shared video his parody of Robin Thicke hit blurred lines turned into a grammarians lament. Called word. Crimes became became the most shared video. And it brought weird Al Back to the top forty word. Crimes hit number thirty nine in August of two thousand fourteen but the best the billboard news of all for Weird Al Yankovic was on the album chart that week of youtube blanketing videos spurred the best week of sales of his career more than one hundred thousand copies of mandatory funds sold in. Its first week. The collection debuted on the billboard. Two hundred hundred album chart at number one. The magazine reported that it was not only the first number one album in his three decade career. Weird al a chart topping debutante at age fifty four mandatory fund was also the first comedy album of any kind to top the chart in fifty fifty. One years since Allan Sherman's LP my son. The nut hit number one in nineteen sixty three disregard this land six years after Weird Al Chart Triumph Mandatory Fund remains remains the last album. He has issued in interviews in the late. Tens Allah has indicated. He might not release albums anymore. Focusing on individual joel singles and videos given his improbable success. You can understand why still happy to capitalize cleverly on a cultural phenomenon on in two thousand eighteen. Al Teamed up with Tony Winning Broadway composer Lin Manuel Miranda for the Broadway Medley. The Hamilton Polka the Charter Alexander. The Hamilton Polka top the digital sales chart for one week making it hilarious -Ly Polka Music's first ever digital chart-topping but at a time when downloads count less for the charts than they they once did as the music industry moves towards streaming music. The Hamilton Polka didn't make the hot one hundred so should weird al.. How retire from recording? He continues to tour but now entering his sixties it might be sensible to pass the torch to a new generation one of parachutists on the other hand in some ways. It has never been a better time for funny music. And certainly viral music on the billboard charts the number one song of twenty nine thousand nine hundred was not strictly speaking a comedy record but old town road by little nauseous featuring billy ray Cyrus was certainly funny and as the song spent over four months on top of the hot one hundred and the music business business debated what John Laura. Ole Town road belongs in pop or NBA or rap or country many called it admiringly the biggest novelty hit of all time. Remember that since the birth of rock and roll and the rise of hip hop the lines between novelty ability and normal hits have been unsettled at best and when modern day songs become hits because of means like Lizard. Truth hurts even win court leaving because of tick tock videos like the song at number one this very week. Roddy riches the box. It seems that there has never been greater premium placed on recording artists. Who can bring the snark the goofy the kitchen the funny as of twenty honey twenty billboard has even started to count official youtube videos for its album chart if an artist like say weird Al ever pulled a multi video album launch again? Well who knows how big that album and its singles could beat in one thousand nine hundred ninety as weird. Al Yankovic toured the country with a full orchestra. A concert. Your hit parade host was thrilled to attend last summer. He looked happier and prouder of his unprecedented career than ever for US fans. That's more than enough. But Hey out if you ever wanted to record again and maybe make some tick talkable content that chart-topping career of yours just might enter its fifth decade. You could be wrapping into your seventies doc Janet. I hope you enjoyed this episode of Hit. Pery my producer is justin derived and we also had helped this episode from Rosemary. Belsen awesome June. Thomas is the senior managing producer. And Gabriel Roth. The editorial director of slate podcasts check out their roster of shows at sleep dot com slash. PODCASTS you can subscribe to hit parade wherever you get your podcasts. In addition to finding in the slate culture feet if you're subscribing on apple podcasts please rate and review us while you're there it helps other listeners. Find the show. Thanks for listening and I look forward forward to leading the hit parade back your way until then keep on marching on the one. I'm Chris uh-huh.

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"Welcome to hip hop podcast of pop chart history from slate magazine about the hits from coast to coast. I'm Chris Landfill Chart Analyst pop critic and writer of slates wise. The Song Number One series on today's show last month in our December Twenty nineteen episode of Hip Parade. I talked about the improbable smash that was sitting on top of billboard's hot one hundred Mariah Carey's holiday classic all. I want for Christmas. Is You the first Christmas Song to top. Billboard's hot one hundred in sixty one years is that compelled us to play you the prior Christmas song to hit number one which reached the top all the way back in nineteen fifty eight As I noted David Saville's the chipmunk Song is less a Christmas song then then a novelty record it was still on the hot one hundred for weeks into nineteen fifty-nine long after the holidays were over and hand in a way. This wasn't surprising because in the early rock era novelty records were chart dominators. ooh This was the golden era for goofy hits a time when comical records would not only make the hot one hundred regularly really but quite frequently top chart jungle limbs off a tree in a time when live comics and veteran standups won grammys sold piles of albums and even got on the radio radio. Hello Hello Fata. And while the so-called golden age of novelty songs was the nineteen fifties is and sixties right through the seventies novelty and comedy songs did serious chart business the thing about novelty records though what distinguishes them from Christmas songs is they are a hard hard way to sustain a career sure. Some novelty hits our holiday related. which does make them? perennials graveyards but most novelty hits by their very nature are flashes in the Pan meant went to capture a specific cultural moment. That's what makes the one major ager novelty artist who broke in the nineteen eighties. The one whose name now leaps immediately to most Americans minds when they hear the phrase the Novelty Song so exceptional. He pulled it off. He built a decades long career out of being a goofball so before we talk about the man who actually called all himself weird I will explain how the charts both helped him and made his job so challenging thus making his this chart topping success that much more amazing you might say the magic ingredient was Hokka Pie and as we enter the twenty twenties. We'll even talk about how this accordion in playing national treasure could come back and command the hit parade again more than four decades after he started. And that's where your hit parade marches today. The week ending October October. Twenty first two thousand six. When Weird Al Yankovic White and nerdy reached number nine on billboard's hot one hundred? It was AL's first top ten hit in a multi decade career and the start of a new age for novelty songs on the charts the forty outside before we get there. Let's talk about the time. Be a before al.. The golden age of the novelty over breakfast sandwich as with my sleep day. This is often the moment in hit parade episode where I offer provisos and definitions and for this this episode. We have a real head scratcher. What exactly is a novelty record? Who Decides the recording artist? Just the music industry the public in a way they all do because novelty is in the eye ear and funny bone one of the beholder for example consider this classic by R. and B. Group. The coasters Yucky. Yeah yeah a number one hit in nineteen fifty eight written and produced by Jerry. Lieber and Mike Stolen both that legendary. Songwriting duo and the coasters are in the rock and Roll Hall of fame and the Song is hilarious. A series of drill sergeant commands by a comically pissed off parent hereon at a surly fifties teenager. Okay but is Yacky Yak a novelty record Joel. Whitbourne Whitbourne the authoritative chart statistician who publishes Books Tracking Billboard Hits Tag these socially satirical Jaki Yak Anomaly saw however whip burned does claim that the coasters follow-up hit also written by Lieber installer was a novelty record the the Equality Funny Charlie Brown a number two hit in nineteen fifty nine. Is this song a novelty because it name checks a comic strip character. Music scholar Steve. We've often in his book. The golden age of novelty songs includes both Jaki Yak and Charlie Brown in his study of the Genre congre which he says has a proud tradition. and that's another thing. Is it even insulting to call record a novelty because is both Jaki Yak and Charlie Brown are pretty great. propulsed live witty clever. How we could do this all day in this episode talk about the mysterious distinctions between novelty and normal hits? Is this number. One hit from the eighties by Austrian singer Falco a novelty or a sly mash up of of the classical figure. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the then new musical idiom of rap speaking of rap. What about vis nine thousand nine hundred ninety two number one smash by Sir Mix a lot? Oh my God becky. We devoted a large chunk of our nineties rap episode of Hip Parade to baby. Got Back. Because it's an important song long for the emergence of hip hop on the charts in that decade but it starts with a spoken word comedy bid and the whole song is a laugh riot and yet few tag baby got back a novelty one. More comparison powers in the sixties this song by Australian Rolf Harris Timea Kangaroo down sport a number three. US Hit in one thousand. Nine hundred sixty three was regarded as culturally. Specific novelty. Hit a borderline offensive ditty that trafficked in Australian stereotypes stereotypes for Non Australians amusement. The NAB downs time down but and twenty years later this nineteen eighty three men at work number one hit trafficked in many of the same snarky Australian troops but down under was regarded as a Whimsical pop song and a new wave. Classic while Rolf Harris's Alcee satirizing hit is called a novelty men at work's is not about. My point is not to come up with a definitive answer sir to what a novelty record is rather. I want to emphasize that the border between so-called serious hits and novelties is thin indeed indeed novelty may be like pornography to paraphrase a supreme court justice. You know it when you hear it. Several artists we will discuss have walked that line throughout their careers. In fact dating back to the days of Tin Pan Alley Novelty songs were such a fixture on the hit parade that some of the most celebrated singers found them irresistible vehicles for getting on the radio. Much is that Again the window though. That's traditional pop vocalist Patti page with the nineteen fifty. Three number one hit. How much is that Doggie in the window? Window page recorded all sorts of songs and scored hits with everything from the classic Tennessee Waltz to Allegheny Moon but Doggie in the window. Complete with barking. Sounds one of her biggest hit is whimsical. If not exactly the funny. But it was part of a long tradition of comical or quirky records that were hits for everyone from Al Jolson to Tex Williams. It was somewhat rarer for a recording artists to focus exclusively on comedy records but Spike Jones the nineteen forties and fifties performer not to be confused with the Modern Day. Film director was a pioneer of the novelty form. Build up all day for the race. Food town is favored today assaulted in their dog. Biscuit is Rita one safety has been unscratched. Spike Jones was not only a bandleader and host of a TV variety show he was a creator and altar of comical recordings. His songs could be heard as a satire of the big band era replacing musical notes with obnoxious clatter in Jones's hands a piece of music as grand as Rossini's William Tell overture would turn utterly madcap instruments is competing with noisemakers Spike Jones and his city slickers even scored a holiday holiday perennial and novelty standard with his nineteen forty nine number. One hit all I want for. Christmas is my two front teeth for Christmas. With his exposure boh-sia in a range of Media Spike Jones would serve as an inspiration to generations of novelty recording artists including weird Al Yankovic Mlkadic but Spike Jones hits were largely confined to the pre rock era. Of course rock and roll had its own Manic Energy Ritchie that lent itself to laughs and it is remarkable. How many early rock and roll hits can be read? As basically comical the big boppers chantilly lace this is tagged by Joel whipper and other rock historians as a novelty record even as he is also regarded as a rockabilly pioneer. The same goes for multi. Genre singer Bobby Darin who broke as a rock and roller with the KITSCHY. Catchy splish splash it and later in the decade Rock Pioneer Bo Diddley scored believe it or not his only top forty pop hit with same man. A single that is essentially mostly dialogue as is to shit talking friends. Rank on each other over a beat black rock and roll was also the Meta text for another form of parody. Hit the so-called break in record invented by producer Dickie Goodman his nineteen fifty-six hit with partner. Bill Buchanan the flying saucer. Reinvented Orson Jason Wells. War of the worlds as a spoken word news broadcast punctuated by snippets of then current rock and roll hits Goodman failed to get permission. For any of the song samples it was arguably the rock. Era's first mix tape mash offramp. I Ju- In general comedy records were a Ripe Forum for experimentation as we discussed in last month's hit parade eventual chipmunks monks creator David Seville helped refine the art of sped up recording with his nineteen fifty eight number. One hit the witch doctor. The doctor with doctor he totally what he says and weeks later the high pitched recording trick was replicated by another chart topper shove willies. The purple people eater. There's two purple. Only maybe address you. Your sound was novelty. Records were so omnipresent in nineteen fifty eight that Willie's hit even included a reference to another comical smash Willie's backup singers snuck in reference to short shorts a song going by the royal teens. That had peaked at number three just weeks earlier. These novelty records were in dialogue with each other. Sometimes openly Joe South south a young singer who a decade later would win the song of the year. Grammy for Games. People play scored his first chart hit in the summer of nineteen fifty eight with the mash up record. The Purple People Eater meets the witch doctor. I got real strange. Found people eater and my practice. I saw the witch doctor Seton by his side world witchdoctor in the start of the sixties novelty records. Were topping the hot one hundred on the regular nineteen sixty alone. had three chart topping topping novelty hits and sonically. They were all over the map. Whether it was Brian Hyland's Chirpy owed to a tiny bathing suit very very risque by nineteen sixty standards or four a lurching party record about a caveman named alleyoop recorded by a fictional one off Los Angeles band who call themselves the Hollywood Hollywood argyle's or the half spoken word. Mister custer her a photo lament by a soldier in eighteen seventy six pleading with his general not to send him into the battle of the little bighorn. The track doc was fronted by a man named Larry Verne. Who'd never sung in his life but had a memorable southern drawl of these artists? Only Brian Hyland of itsy-bitsy teeny weeny in Yellow Polka dot. Bikini fame went on to further recording success and that was his last novelty hit. However the producer of the Hollywood argyle's Gary Paxton would produce an even bigger novelty smash two years later Bobby Pickett's Halloween perennial slash instructional dance record? The Monster Mash a number one in October. One thousand nine hundred sixty two graveyards on slow. It's generally novelty alty. Records were a producer's medium and the artists were incidental. The one thousand nine hundred sixty one number. One mother-in-law A CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS R&B and hilarious plant about a meddling maternal figure was the first big hit for legendary writer and producer Alan to song as for the lead artist of mother-in-law New Orleans singer Ernie Quedo it was his only top forty. Hit in me on top of all of these musical novelties. The early sixties was a boom time for straight up comedy recordings by stand up and nightclub performers performers like Bob Bob Newhart yes that Bob Newhart. The Future TV legend was I kid you not a comedy. LP selling Titan in the early sixties new hearts nineteen sixty album the button down mind of Bob newhart topped the billboard album chart for fourteen weeks and one thousand nine hundred sixty one grammy for album of the year offense where you're going with Mr Adams junk for my car. Seven seventy five. And where was that your driveway. Two years later that same grammy was won by another spoken word comedy. LP The first. I family a blockbuster album by comedian and John F. Kennedy impersonator meter that you didn't touch phthalate either routine tonight or at dinner last night would you tell us. Please let me say this about that now. Number one in my opinion the fault does not lie as much with the salad as she does with the addressing being used had a time in the early sixties when the long playing thirty three and a third. RPM album was only beginning going to overtake the forty five RPM single live comedy in front of an audience proved a durable seller of LP records and if a live comedian could tell jokes while singing all the better Harvey CPAP he works for Ib am he went to. Mit God is hd former TV producer. Allan Sherman made a bigger name for himself in writing comic parodies of well known public domain songs with goofy lyrics not unlike Spike Jones a decade earlier Sherman scored three number one. LP's filled with Borscht belt style parody songs in nineteen sixty two and sixty three back. Toback toback he even scored a number two single in the summer of sixty three with his dance of the hours parody about a boy riding home from summer. Camp Hello Mudehwe hello fodder hello fodder here. I am at Camp Granada very entertaining. And they say we'll have some fun if it stops raining in a more area Vein Piano playing college professor. Tom Lehrer satirized. The fears and foibles of Cold War Era Society -ociety with Jaunty Cole. Porter like melodies visit American city. You will find it very pretty just two things which you must be aware. Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air but after a half decade of performing his original ditties in front of audiences both in clubs and on television laborers nineteen sixty five album. That was the year that was cracked the billboard the top twenty and eventually went gold by the late sixty S. After the British invasion and Hippie rock began to take over the charts the line between novelty records and rock hits became blurry some novelty hits still read as pure comedy singer Songwriter. Jerry Samuels while under the influence of psychedelics. wrote a perverse song about going mad complete with chipmunk like like sped up vocals released under the moniker Napoleon the fourteenth. They're coming to take me away. Ha Ha reached number three in the summer of one thousand nine hundred. Sixty six coming to take me away. Ha The coming to take me away Ho to the funny farm where life is is beautiful all the time and be happy to say those nice young men in their. Interestingly several listeners noticed in in one thousand nine hundred sixty six that the Napoleon the fourteenth zone featured the same marching drumbeat. As a very recent Bob Dylan stoner anthem. Rainy Day women number twelve thirty five live had reached number two on the charts just weeks earlier in the spring of sixty six. Of course this being Dylan. no-one considered hit a novelty. There was a similarly thin line between novelty and rock credibility on snoopy versus the Red Baron and the breakthrough hit for Florida banned the Royal Guardsmen there whimsical. Oh my gosh to Charles Schulz's comic strip. Canine reached number are two in early. Nineteen sixty seven by the way the second number two hit named for a peanuts character after the coasters one thousand nine hundred fifty nine hit curly brown challenge. They got a if that little rock breakdown sounded familiar. It's because the royal guardsman's snoopy included an intentionally obvious he s allusion to the McCoy's nineteen sixty five number. One hit hang on snoopy indeed throughout the PSYCHEDELIC era. The novelty status of hit records was debatable. especially when sixties pop took on the sounds of Music Hall and Vaudeville Novelty Song Scholar. Steve Often USC. It claims that the two number one hits by Herman's hermits both juvenile revivals of Music Hall. DITTIES are in essence novelty realty records. Mrs Brown you've got a lovely daughter uh-huh and I'm entry. Excuse me Henry. The Eighth I am saves the bust a year later British novelty act the new Vaudeville band scored their only chart topping hit winchester cathedral with an old timey megaphone like the again. None of these trippy. Hits was tagged a novelty by the music business but was the difference between these singles and the more outlandish knowingly tweeden novelty hit tiptoe through the tulips with me by nineteen eighteen sixty eight ukulele playing falsetto singing. Tiny tim the with tiny Tim. Aw was such a pop culture sensation in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight and sixty nine his televised marriage to Miss Vicki on the tonight show drew tens Hinz of millions of viewers that his single hit the top twenty and his album reached the top ten and rode the charts for more than half a year on the countryside of the radio. Dial Johnny cash new the power of a novelty song. He recorded a stem winding story story song written by cartoonist and Songwriter Shel Silverstein called a boy named sue and he took it to number two on the hot one hundred in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine his biggest ever pop hit a cash never took himself too seriously deep into the seventies. He scored his biggest country number one of the decade gate and his last pop. Top forty hit with tall tale one piece at a time a novelty record about a GM plant worker building his his own Cadillac by smuggling home auto parts from his job. On time. You lets it and in the early seventies another rock. Pioneer Chuck Berry scored. His is only number one with the lewd novelty. My Dingley recorded live in front of a British audience who lustily sang by the seventy s novelty records were a big enough genre to inspire their own. Radio program created by a man born Barry Hansen Johnson. Who redubbed himself doctor? demento doctor Demento where on the radio line up your Radio Westwood. One presents the Dr Phil Show to launched at a Pasadena radio station and eventually syndicated at dozens of stations nationwide. The doctor Demento show would play the kind kind of crazy ephemera too weird for the top forty. The doctor Demento show would prove a formative influence on a generation of novelty performance. In later years Hansen would would claim that he launched the show because novelty records. were starting to disappear from the radio. Airwaves after rock turned more serious. In in the late sixties airplay was indeed often the limiting factor with funny or novelty records. The amusement would become less amusing amid the repetition of top forty radio rotation but truth be told novelty records could still become hits in the seventies seventies. One musician even spent the decade successfully walking the line between serious and silly ray. Stevens was the irrepressible energizer. Bunny of novelty hit makers risky had been knocking around the music industry. Since the early sixties he'd even scored a couple of top forty novelty hits early in the decade like a half the Arab but Stevens stepped up his game toward the end of the sixties guitar and Ode to a Loincloth. Clad rock and roller was his first gold. Single in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine during the sixties Stevens had on occasion tried his hand at singles scoring minor hits with tracks like Sunday morning coming down which was later a country hit for Johnny cash. But it wasn't until the seventies that Ray Stevens his career took an unexpectedly ernest turn back on the nineteen seventy number. One hit everything is beautiful. Ray Stevens turned kitsch in to cancel. The single was received as a straight faced inspirational song. Complete with a children's chorus an anthem of tolerance. That was even played in churches. Virtuous everything is beautiful. One grammys in both the pop and inspirational categories in nineteen seventy one and it was played on easy listening and even country stations. But Stevens couldn't stay in in this lane by the mid Seventies. He put his tongue firmly back in his cheek. In nineteen seventy four Stevens jumped on a fad sweeping the nation. And the World Streak Ed Eh. From sporting events to universities and even the Academy Awards Pranksters were sprinting naked in public like never before never never one to pass up a whimsical trend. Ray Stevens wrote and recorded the streak which topped both the US and UK charts in the Sprang of seventy four. It even reached number three on the American country chart pointing the direction. That Stevens career was headed on the north by the end of the decade Stevenson's brand of humor has been most warmly embraced by country audiences and he began aiming his novelty tracks. Like the nineteen eighty-one hit shriner's convention directly at country. Radio Stevens is politics also turned more conservative. Later decades would find him scoring country. Hits with the likes of Osama Yo Mama and Caribou Barbie however nineteen nineteen seventy four is the streak remains Ray Stevens his biggest ever hit but Ray Stevens remained the exception a mostly novelty avalon. hitmaker with more than one hit to doctor demento point but the seventies novelty singles were largely one offs C. See W McCall. Another country pop. Crossover artist who likes. Stevens tried to build a career out of novelty hits managed one on chart topping smash in the winter of one thousand nine hundred seventy six that capitalized on the growing fad of citizens band or CB radio radio the trucker anthem convoy CW. McCall and Iowa singer who invented his truck driver persona for an advertising campaign and wound ended up assuming it for decades never reached the top forty again. The seventies were a kitschy decade in general and like Ray a Stevens a song about streaking or C. W McCall Song about. CB radio's no cultural trend. Escaped novelty hit status Addis Dickie Goodman who in the fifties had invented these so-called breaking record scored another such smash in nineteen seventy five breath with the number four hit Mr Jaws a combination spoken word and pop song satire of Steven Spielberg's Blockbuster Shark Doc. Movie we are here on the beach where a giant shark has just eaten a girl swimmer. Well Mr Jaws how was it and what what did you say when you grabbed her. No Shock Sir. Stupid and in one thousand nine hundred seventy six radio. Dj Rick Dees. He's took a break from his day job to satirize disco music with Disco Duck. A number one hit that would make a cameo appearance in the movie Saturday night fever a year later speaking of media personalities Moonlighting from their jobs. I would be remiss if I left the seventies without talking about the recording success success of. TV's Saturday night live SNL's also. I five years are renowned for several reasons including reinventing TV sketch comedy for a new generation and introducing a new wave of comic performers like Chevy Chase Gilda radner and Bill Murray but one underrated aspect of Saturday. Night live launch was its impact on the music business of course each episode featured a musical performer. which by itself helped break various artists lists but the SNL cast members the so-called not ready for primetime players were also music Dabbler who's dabbling dowling's a lot of records? The Blues Brothers were an invention of SNL CAST members. John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd originally finally devised as a warm up act for SNL's Studio Audience Belushi and Aykroyd performances as Jake and elwood blues. Complete with kitschy fifties style suits and Fidora's eventually made the live. TV show itself. Then with the help. Hope of future David Letterman bandleader Paul. Shaffer Belushi and Aykroyd assembled an actual blues brothers band with legendary aside men from booker t and the M Jeez and their album briefcase full of blues was a no kidding number one LP on the billboard album chart it even spun off top forty hits like they're straight faced cover of Salmon Dave's soul man and their novelty novelty hit rubber biscuit on and what's more in January January one thousand nine hundred seventy nine. The week briefcase full of blues broke into the album charts top three. It was sitting next to another LP by by a Saturday night live regular. Old Steve Martin was never an official. SNL CAST member but he was the show's most frequent guest and his repeat appearances. Princes made him a comedy Megastar Martin's Lp a wild and crazy guy was mostly a standup album recorded. Live live in front of crowds in San Francisco and Denver but it closed with a novelty track. Martin wrote for and first performed on Saturday night live King Tut celebrated and satirized Egyptian Pharaoh. Tutankhamun whose remains toward American museums. In one thousand nine hundred seventy eight and were a cultural blockbuster. Released as a single in seventy eight Steve Martin's King Tut made the hot one hundred's top twenty and it pushed Martin's a wild and crazy guy. LP to number two on the charts and double platinum entering the nineteen eighties. Then novelty records were not exactly scarce and some were even hits but they were a tough way to build a sustained career career. Tightening radio formats meant that most stations would not play comical records in regular all day rotation especially after after the launch of FM radios so called morning. Zoo programs these madcap morning shows offered a venue for novelty singles but they might be the only time. Such songs would be played so while established performers like Frank. ZAPPA could score one off. Novelty hits like nineteen eighty-two Valley girl a number thirty to hit recorded with his daughter Moon Unit or pop superstar Rick Springfield could crack the top thirty with the song. Long Bruce a novelty hit about how Mr Springfields fans confused him with Mr Springsteen. It was understood that these songs were never going to receive heavy radio rotation and for performer. Who specialized in novelty hits like? Chicago's jump in the Saddle Apple. Curly the time in the spotlight was brief. Jump in the saddle smash the curly shuffle sold well enough to reach number fifteen gene in early one thousand nine hundred eighty four but again. It's radio spins were largely confined to morning and drive time. Hours and jump in the saddle title never cracked the hot one hundred again. Doctor DEMENTO had a point novelty hits even when they found an audience. We're now no longer anger. Radio hits it was around this time that a young protege of Doctor Demento 's broke on the charts a novelty recording artists. Who would go on to build the most enduring career in comical Nicole musically when we come back how AL became weird in the summer of Nineteen nineteen seventy-nine nineteen year old? Alford Yankovic a student at California Polytechnic State. University in San Luis Obispo California. Nia noticed that there was this punchy song dominating the radio it was my Sharona. The atop hit of one thousand nine hundred seventy nine recorded by new wave rock band the knack and one thing owl knew right away this would be a funny any song to parody. How Yankovic had already spent years listening to the doctor Demento show and home recording his own comical the songs played on accordion? Al Had even passed a tape of some of his songs to Demento when the radio host visited Al's high school all in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy six DEMENTO played a couple of AL songs on the show now at CAL poly Yankovic took his accordion into into a bathroom across from the college radio station and recorded his own version of the tax hit Hungary. One hungry one. I had with him my Bologna Ano- marsh to lunch. Meat would not only launch Al Yank vicks recording career. It typified several royal trends for him for one thing. It was a smash on the doctor. DEMENTO show demento claimed my below was his most requested song of Nineteen Nineteen seventy-nine for another thing als- parody charmed the artist behind the original song. Doug Feiger lead singer of of the neck found out about my Bolognia expressed his appreciation for the flattering Omar and helped. I'll get it released on the next own label people capitol records and it was on that forty five actual label that Al formerly debuted his full performing me. Weird Weird Al Yankovic. A moniker given to him by fellow CAL poly students a couple of years earlier by nineteen eighty. Allie was a star on the doctor Demento show and when he appeared as a guest on the program late that year he came ready to record a follow follow up to my Bologna and had even selected his next hit song parody and another one. The Queen's another one bites the dust was rising to number one on the hot one hundred in the fall of nineteen eighty just cost as al appeared on the Demento show accompanied only by his accordion and the pounding of self styled drummer. Jon Bermuda Mute Schwartz on Al's accordion case Yankovic recorded another one rides. The bus live in Doctor Demento studio media it released on former disco label. Tk records another one rides. The bus became weird Al's first billboard hit reaching a number one hundred and four on the magazine's bubbling under the hot one hundred chart in March of nineteen eighty one. The song was popular enough enough. That al was invited by late night TV host. Tom Snyder to perform another one. Rides the bus on his NBC program the the Tomorrow Show Weird. Al Yankovic I became known for his parodies of Popular Rock Tunes in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy nine with parody song done by the next which was called Misha Aroma and weird. Al Knew how to present himself off on television with his shaggy hair and Frank Zappa like mustache and his rabid rock and roll attack on the Accordion on rock instrument and here was a performer. who had seemingly learned from every novelty act that had come to four from Spike Jones and Allan Sherman? The wit of of combining a familiar melody with unexpected lyrics from Shel Silverstein. How to build a whimsical song like a story from Tom? Lehrer are how to make parody song lyrics not only funny but sharply phrased all of these skills including the visual would come in handy very very soon. It should be noted that weird. AL's initial breakthrough via the DEMENTO show predated the nineteen eighty-one launch of MTV. But once that video channel took off and popularized the music video in America the kinds of new wave songs that became hits lent themselves yourselves to parody and Allie Yankovic had a great year for hit songs with both comic and visual potential. Joan Jett and the black hearts cover of the Arrows I love rock and roll was a number one smash in the spring of one thousand nine hundred eighty two and it lent itself to another weird Al Food Related Parity already I love rocky road helped get out a permanent signing to a label Scotti brothers records and it spawned one of his earliest music videos in which rich a leather clad al trying to look as bad as as Joan Jett herself makes a grand entrance in an ice cream parlor and demands his favorite flavor later in nineteen eighty-two another new wave chart topper would inspire another TV friendly parody. Mickey was a hit largely fuelled by MTV ATV a song that singer choreographer and video artist Toni. Basil routes specifically to accompany her clip of a drill team of cheerleaders. You leaders it reached number one on the hot one hundred in late. Nineteen eighty two and in weird. AL's hands off. Aw I knew blow. It became an Omarosa Komo. TV's I love Lucy with future simpsons voice actress Tress McNeil playing the part of Lucille Ball and weird al.. Oh doing his best Ricky Ricardo. The video shot mostly in black and white presented a madcap but letter perfect parody of the Lucy show and went into regular rotation on MTV. This exposure finally got out onto the hot one hundred itself. Not just the bubbling under Chart Ricky reached number sixty three in the spring of Nineteen eighty-three less than six months after Toni Basil's original Mickey had topped the chart. A follow up single release of I love rocky road also charted in billboard but missed the hot one hundred bubbling under at number one. Oh six this mixed chart. Performance reflected the specific challenge facing weird Al in the early eighties. AL's skill was parodying being songs that were very recent hits trading on their familiarity and adding not only comical lyrics but hilarious. MTV friendly videos news but even following up hits as big as Joan. Jett's and Toni Basil's in an era of regimented. Top Forty Radio Radio playlists a weird AL parody would have to be truly enormous to make the upper reaches of the hot one hundred remember. You're also that in the seventies what got songs like the streak and convoy to number one was latching onto a major trend or fat in short our would have to parody a positively massive cultural phenomenon to break into the top forty and as one thousand nine hundred eighty three turned to eighty four. That's exactly what he did. Yeah well don't general. That are starting up Pan Weird Al targeted the biggest pop sensation on the planet with eat it a parody of Michael Jackson's beat read it a number one hit in the spring of nineteen eighty-three taken from Jackson's all time bestselling album thriller eat. It was recorded and released. When Jackson Mania was at its absolute apex? It should also be noted that as per his usual policy our reached Out to Jackson himself to secure his approval parodies are protected in US law as fair use but AL insists on receiving leaving the original acts blessing to ensure there are no misunderstandings and to ease the process of apportioning royalties on songs. Owl did not originally right like Doug Feiger of the neck. Most artists are flattered by a weird AL parody but Michael Jackson's seal of approval in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty four proved invaluable. That's because weird Al Not only parodied the song for the first time he parodied and original songs. Video shot for shot shot the edict clip recreated Jackson's iconic beat it video including its warring west side story like gangs and avenue included some dancers from Jackson's original video on MTV it was a smash and on the radio. A weird Al hit was finally too big to ignore Edith reached number twelve on the hot one hundred and went gold because the hot one hundred averages both both sales and airplay those gold record sales helped overcome the handicap novelty songs have on the radio but even on the airwaves wave's eat it received considerable rotations at the height of Jackson Mania. Thank Edith was the lead single on the album weird Al Yankovic in Three D. AL's first LP appea- to crack the top forty like the single. It was certified gold the week in April nineteen eighty-four that it reached its peak of number seventeen seventeen on the album chart in Three D.. Was One position higher than the police's blockbuster nineteen eighty three album. Synchronicity which was ironic because als next single was a parody of the police hit from that album king of pain transformed by owl into the sales. Pitch of a proprietor of cowhide king of Suede reached number sixty two in May of eighty four and it was immediately followed by another three d hit that like als earlier single. Ricky doubled as a throwback to the early television era. I'll turn the greg hin bands. Nineteen eighty-three number two hit jeopardy into I lost on jeopardy Pity and to the TV game show notably our recorded the song after the original NBC version of jeopardy hosted by Art Fleming. Fleming was on a long hiatus. Al Got The show's original announcer don. Pardo who also served as the announcer for Saturday night. Live to record a hilarious spoken word. Interlude calling al a complete loser and let me tell you what you didn't win a twenty volumes of the encyclopedia tonight. Okay so turtle wax your supply of the San Francisco drink. But that's not all Don Pardo also appeared in the I lost on jeopardy music video which featured additional cameos from Art Fleming Doctor Demento and even original songwriter. Greg Kent The clip was a smash on MTV and other televised video shows but the song only made it into number eighty one on the hot one hundred in the summer of Nineteen eighty-four the single's release preceded the return of the game show in a new new syndicated forum hosted by Alex Trebek's by just a couple of months in short just months after the success of eat it L. L. was back to peaking in the lower half of the hot one hundred. In fact eat it would be AL's last top forty hit of the nineteen eighties in part. Of course the radio bias against novelty songs was to blame but also weird Al was benefiting in different ways increasingly increasingly. His fan base was springing for his albums not his singles so even when he served up a parody of dominant song like his one. Thousand nine hundred five reboot of Madonna's chart topper like virgin gave. The album did better than the single like a surgeon. Just missed the top forty peaking at number forty seven but it's album dare to be stupid was gold. Within six months Al fans were coming to appreciate not only his parodies of big hit hit singles but his deep cuts these included his so-called style parodies like als devaux Maggi dare to be stupid a track. That doesn't evoke any specific devo song as well as his albums Polka medleys in which Al Ingeniously Ingeniously mashes up. Accordion covers of more than a dozen hit songs in three to five minutes with beer. Garden worthy arrangements generally as long as a weird album contained at least one parody of a chart topping song the disk could be relied upon to go gold in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight one year after Michael Jackson returned with the song. Bad Al once again. parodied both the song and the video with fat. The single only reached number ninety nine but als. LP even worse hit the top thirty and went gold. Weird Al's mixed chart success in the late eighties had to be considered against the backdrop of of novelty recording in general very few novelty singles. Besides als were hits at all at least the one's labeled as such coach the eighties rise of a new genre hip hop lent itself perfectly to parody. In fact to digress for a moment the history wrap from Rapper's delight to baby got back is littered with songs that skirt the line of novelty many wraps formative tracks the built as de facto comedy records including Doug e fresh and slick Rick's seminal show. They don't they never right. That's not come on Biz. Marquees top ten hit just a friend and the deliberately wacky eighty instructional dance single the Humpty dance by digital underground a group that by the way would later spawn the Solo career of to picture core. None of these rap classics was officially tagged as a novelty track. Joel Whitbourne only tags. The show as a novelty and that status is debatable. dateable any actual rapper. Trying to get over would avoid being perceived as a joke. Meanwhile numerous comedians tried to record deliberate rap parodies and none was a major chart. Success from Rodney Dangerfield go to Eddie Murphy who issued a low charting rap parody before switching to straight faced. I pop music but but me to a John Wayne imitator who called himself the rapin Duke. His self titled Minor Hit in one thousand. Nine hundred five live was legendary enough on hip hop radio to later. Be Name checked by the notorious B. I G so you think your bed with your raffle. I'll tell ya pilgrim. I started to cry when you were in diapers and wedding the sheets. I was at the on Rosa wrapping to the DA. The the rise of hair metal and hard rock in the late eighties and early nineties would also seem ripe for parody. Legitimate hits by the likes of poison poison and Motley. crue flirted with comedy but again the need for these rockers to appear hardcore kept them from producing out and out novelty holte singles. Only one hard rock act really attempted pure novelty single. The metal grunge hybrid band Green Jelly with therre thrashing fairy Tale Three Little Pigs. A top twenty single in early nineteen ninety-three that got little radio airplay but sold a half half a million copies by the early nineties. Weird owl was himself trying to regroup and hard rock would be the ticket to his comeback. At the end of the eighties. He'd made a detour are into Hollywood. That proved momentarily fatal to his career. His nineteen eighty nine film. You H F written by and starring. Al All was hyped by Orion pictures as a potential summer blockbuster but it flopped at the box office in a movie season dominated by smashes like like Batman and Indiana Jones. So it had been nearly four years since weird Al had issued a regular studio album and the UHF UHF's soundtrack had underperformed on the charts. I'll briefly considered again. Parodying Michael Jackson who was back with a nineteen ninety ninety one album but he didn't want to deepen his reputation as primarily a Jackson Paradis but Jackson's new album was competing on the charts with a completely different kind of act and it gave weird Al a truly inspired Super Meta idea the breakthrough uh of Nevada on the charts was a seminal moment in nineties rock. But what weird AL keyed in on in their breakthrough hit. Smells like Teen Spirit. Was Kurt Cobain's elliptical at times indecipherable lyrics. So after getting permission from a very flattered cobaine AL proceeded to do a Nirvana parody about Nirvana released in the spring of one thousand nine hundred ninety two just weeks after smells like Teen Spirit had peaked. The hot one hundred smells like Nirvana returned. Weird out to the top forty for the first time since eat it in one thousand nine hundred eighty four in fat what. All's Nirvana parody climbed the charts so fast when it peaked at number thirty five it left chew spots over. Come as you are Nirvana's vonnas own follow up. Hit smells like Nirvana gave weird Al a new lease on chart life and another wave of young fans. Chance the decade of GRUNGE and Gangsta rap would be creatively fruitful for al who got a lot of mileage poking fun at the self. Oh F- seriousness of these Rhonda's whether he was puncturing a new generation of glowering rockets on his alternative Polka it or re-booting Coolio Smash Gangster's Paradise Paradise as Amish Paradise been milking cow. Even things that my mind is gone. I'm a man in a tale that could only be told in. The nineties. coolio was so protective of his reputation. That AL had trouble getting the rappers. Permission to remake. The song coolio sounded genuinely pissed. At ow for deflating his street cred. Ah I didn't I didn't give it any sanction. You know I think it was too serious to any like. It was beating a contrite weird. AL apologized to COOLIO AL recorded. Amish Paradise Thinking Kuo's management had signed off and they had at squashed the beef by nineteen ninety six by the end of the nineties. Weird Al's albums were selling as well as ever. Nineteen ninety. Nine's running with scissors went gold and eventually platinum fueled by owls star Wars Omar set to the tune of Don McLean's American Pie. It was called the saga begins. We've done this homerun but once again al found himself out of favour on the song charts. The saga begins didn't even appear on the hot one hundred entering the twenty first century between his sellout live shows and his strong album sales weird al contented himself with what was already one of the longest lasting and strongest selling careers in novelty music history but as we explained in our holiday episode hit parade chronicling the technological changes that eventually gave Christmas songs a bigger profile on the charts the digital evolution of the music business. This was about to give a major boost to weird al and all novelty musicians all of this music with all of these rights you you can buy for ninety nine cents per song with no subscription the new office launch of both legal commercial social music downloading by apple and video-sharing by Youtube would change the possibilities for hit making download. Sales were routed to the hot one hundred in two thousand five making it possible for album cuts holiday songs and other Ephemera to score single sales and and chart like they never had before and the launch of Youtube that same year even though it did not count for the charts back then changed the possibilities for music promotion and the first big beneficiary was a novelty song twinkle in the late afternoon just to see how he's doing. What's what Saturday Saturday night live? CAST member Andy Sambuc who was also part of a comedy music troupe. Called the lonely island made a name for himself. In his very very first season with a rap parody called Lazy Sunday. The video audio recorded with fellow cast mate. Chris Parnell was not only a buzz worthy hit on a December episode of SNL. It happened to land just weeks after the launch of Youtube Lazy Sunday became Youtube. First major hit reinforcing that the combination of music and comedy was potent viral content. Andy Sandberg unwitting proof of concept for Youtube was well timed for weird Out who was preparing to return with a new album and even more than on his ninety s coolio parody always going to go hard after after hip hop get me Ryden. Heiden was a number one hit in the spring of two thousand six for Houston Rapper. The track told a tale of urban policing as has the rapper. Bemoaned over zealous state troopers pulling over his car looking to catch him ride in dirty or finding illegal substances if it sounds like your hit. Parade host is over explaining a street rap cut and taking the edge out of it in a rather Caucasian manner. Well Weird Al Yankovic went much further than weird. AL turned camilion airs ride in dirty into white and nerdy a different it. Kind of St Tale of Geek. Who wants to hang with the gangsters but unfortunately is to white and nerd the Meta Brilliance of the assigned was that Weird Al wrapped it with legitimately dazzling flow matching millionare's triple time beat for beat and packing literally dozens of jokes in rapid fire succession website code? Do they call them all. Even all in the white and nerdy video was also a tour de force like edit the video recreated the look and feel of the original clip type with Geeky al standing in for the original star. But here was the difference between this single and every other video and song release in Weird Al's history white and nerdy could be shared on Youtube and the song could be purchased digitally again youtube. It did not yet count for the charts but it didn't matter fans who were enthralled by the video piled into the I tunes music store to buy the song for ninety nine cents the result white and nerdy exploded onto onto the hot one hundred when it debuted in mid October. Two Thousand Six at number twenty eight. It instantly became weird. Al Yankovic highest charting hit Since eat it in one thousand nine hundred four one week later white and nerdy pole vaulted to number nine becoming house. I ever top ten hit hit as had been true since the eighties radio. airplay of the song was limited but it's sales more than made up this deficit. White Eight and Nerdy was eventually certified by the Recording Industry Association of America as Weird. AL's I ever platinum single. Had these technologies oh jeez existed in earlier decades alll might well have racked up multiple top. Ten hits we'll never know but digital music. Changed the the possibilities for comedy singles over at Saturday night live videos by Andy Sandberg and the Lonely Island became the show's most viral content including the Justin timberlake collaboration. Dick in a box look inside is my Fox and the hip hop parody. I'm on a boat which featured t pain. The lonely island made the track available as an itunes download and it cracked the hot one. Hundred two as full weird al.. The Calculus for his career had changed fundamentally youtube and I tunes would allow him to release one off tracks whenever he felt inspired and while video had always helped his singles now it was more essential than ever weird weird. AL began issuing tracks for his next album years before it was even complete his two thousand six album straight OUTTA Lynwood had been his first ever our top ten hit driven by the video for white and Nerdy when Al finally issued his follow up Album Alpaca Lips in twenty eleven he commissioned videos for every track including his lady Gaga Parody. Perform this way. The result Al Pacalypse debuted at number nine on the charts a a bit higher than straight Outta Lynwood. Weird AL's multi single multi video strategy had worked and video play still didn't count for the charts arts but that was about to change too as we discussed in prior episodes of hip parade in two thousand thirteen billboard rebooted the hot one hundred again to include in Youtube views for the first time Brooklyn. Dj Bowers Electronic Dance Track Harlem shake instantly debuted at number one fueled by a viral fad. That felt a lot like a novelty trend before two thousand thirteen was out. An actual novelty song would benefit from in this new Chart Mountain Bard and V guard ilva soccer a pair of brothers from Norway and a comedy duo the call themselves Elvis us for short recorded a parody of Edm for their Norwegian TV talk. Show the oddly legitimate sounding dance pop song was it's called the Fox parentheses. What does the Fox say and they accompanied it with a hilarious video of the brothers in Fox costumes cavorting avoiding in a forest never intended for the US market the Fox became a viral sensation? Anyway with both adult pop fans and kids especially the video and under billboards new hot one hundred rules. The Fox became an actual top ten. Hit peaking at number six observing. All of these changes weird Al Yankovic decided to go all out for his twenty fourteen album. Mandatory Fun and as with Al Pacalypse he would produce multiple music videos. Except this time he would deploy all of the videos in a single week turning his album. Deployment into an event some of the videos like his parody of Pharrell Williams smash happy called Tacky aped the look of the original clip others were animated or more conceptual. Al Did not attempt to pick a lead single. He let the marketplace decide eventually really the most shared video his parody of Robin Thicke hit blurred lines turned into a grammarians lament. Called word. Crimes became became the most shared video. And it brought weird Al Back to the top forty word. Crimes hit number thirty nine in August of two thousand fourteen but the best the billboard news of all for Weird Al Yankovic was on the album chart that week of youtube blanketing videos spurred the best week of sales of his career more than one hundred thousand copies of mandatory funds sold in. Its first week. The collection debuted on the billboard. Two hundred hundred album chart at number one. The magazine reported that it was not only the first number one album in his three decade career. Weird al a chart topping debutante at age fifty four mandatory fund was also the first comedy album of any kind to top the chart in fifty fifty. One years since Allan Sherman's LP my son. The nut hit number one in nineteen sixty three disregard this land six years after Weird Al Chart Triumph Mandatory Fund remains remains the last album. He has issued in interviews in the late. Tens Allah has indicated. He might not release albums anymore. Focusing on individual joel singles and videos given his improbable success. You can understand why still happy to capitalize cleverly on a cultural phenomenon on in two thousand eighteen. Al Teamed up with Tony Winning Broadway composer Lin Manuel Miranda for the Broadway Medley. The Hamilton Polka the Charter Alexander Hamilton. The Hamilton Polka top the digital sales chart for one week making it hilariously Polka music. I ever digital chart-topping but at a time when downloads count less for the charts than they they once did as the music industry moves towards streaming music. The Hamilton Polka didn't make the hot one hundred so should weird al.. How retire from recording? He continues to tour but now entering his sixties it might be sensible to pass the torch to a new generation one of parachutists on the other hand in some ways. It has never been a better time for funny music. And certainly viral music on the billboard charts the number one song of twenty nine thousand nine hundred was not strictly speaking a comedy record but old town road by little nauseous featuring billy ray Cyrus was certainly funny and as the song spent over four months on top of the hot one hundred and the music business business debated what Genre Ole town road belongs in pop or NBA or rap or country many called it admiringly the biggest novelty hit of all time. Remember that since the birth of rock and roll and the rise of hip hop the lines between novelty ability and normal hits have been unsettled at best and when modern day songs become hits because of means like Lizard. Truth hurts even win court leaving because of tick tock videos like the song at number one this very week. Roddy riches the box. It seems that there has never been greater premium placed on recording artists. Who can bring the snark the goofy the kitchen the funny as of twenty honey twenty billboard has even started to count official youtube videos for its album chart if an artist like say weird Al ever pulled a multi video album launch again? Well who knows how big that album and its singles could beat in one thousand nine hundred ninety as weird. Al Yankovic toured the country with a full orchestra. A concert. Your hit parade host was thrilled to attend last summer. He looked happier and prouder of his unprecedented career than ever for US fans. That's more than enough. But Hey out if you ever wanted to record again and maybe make some tick talkable content that chart-topping career of yours just might enter its fifth decade. You could be wrapping into your seventies doc Janet. I hope you enjoyed this episode of Hit. Pery my producer is justin derived and we also had helped this episode from Rosemary. Belsen awesome June. Thomas is the senior managing producer. And Gabriel Roth. The editorial director of slate podcasts check out their roster of shows at sleep dot com slash. PODCASTS you can subscribe to hit parade wherever you get your podcasts. In addition to finding in the slate culture feet if you're subscribing on apple podcasts please rate and review us while you're there it helps other listeners. Find the show. Thanks for listening and I look forward forward to leading the hit parade back your way until then keep on marching on the one. I'm Chris uh-huh.

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Why "Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D" is one of the greatest albums of all time.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

00:00 sec | 2 months ago

Why "Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D" is one of the greatest albums of all time.

"It's Bullseye. Thorn. Now, it's time for cannonball. Segment where we take classic albums or albums that probably ought to be classics and Bring Smart Funny People onto the show to tell us what makes them so great. This time will care from Nathan ray-ban Nathan is a writer he's covered pop culture for the AV club and the dissolve among others. He's also the author of several books he wrote Weird Al The book and another one called you don't know me but you don't like me fish insane clown posse and my misadventures with two of music's most maligned tribes. Nathan has a new book out and even deeper dive into weird Al, it's called the weird accordion to al every weird Al Yankovic album obsessively analyzed. So really who better to bring on our show to obsessively analyze a classic weird AL album anyway. Weird, our record of choice nine, thousand, nine, hundred force weird Al Yankovic in three day. Here's Raven in Three D. was weird L. second album and he was in a very interesting, very kind of singular space where he was following up his nineteen eighty-three debut, his self titled Debut I had no idea if this guy had any kind of a future as a recording artist you now he was still a fluke. He was still you know kind of somebody who got lucky with a couple of songs on his first album. Ways This was his true debut another way in which is the debut feels not quite genuine. You know a is that a lot of the songs on it had already been released my had already been released as a single on capitol. Hill now. An entire decade earlier you know came out on. Christmas chime in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, nine so he was. A this was kind of his shot you know to put things in 'em. this was his moment and he had to seize it and kind of proved to the world that he was recording artists that he'd legitimate that he was genuine. Himself I think he probably had to prove that like I didn't make a mistake not being an architect. Another thing that I really sell it separates us from the debut is a on that one, every single single song the court was kind of the primary instrument and that was a big part of the Gimmick. You know that was a big part of the novelty of what made him different is here was this crazy kid performing rock and roll music honor and accordion. Within Three D. they realized the limitations of that. They realized we don't WanNa just be wacky. You know we don't want to just be outrageous. We wanted to create something that will connect with the mainstream. The first song any first single on in Three D. is probably this on your most familiar with if you are weird Al Fan, if you not a weird Al Fan. Song is. Guest capturing smash eat it is now. Raisin. Starving Japan's. Parents ask. I do WANNA be paid. You. Will get notice until you clean up north. Enid it. Don't tell me. Old. Saying. Now, this would be another example of him taking what you would imagine. It would be very, very limited idea or a very limited formula and making something really wonderful out of it an incredibly over achieving feel all of the parodies they're just so unbelievably over achieving, and then if you just look at the comic idea, they're not that inspired but the execution and the attention to detail is what makes a transit and what makes it. Able to listen to it over and over and over again. You better outbound. Out in the Matic. Fish. Guidance. Note. Worthy Song on this album as Mr Pope Peel and one of the things that out does that people don't necessarily know about or don't understand or appreciate the way they do his parodies is he does stiches, arenas style parity minerals do as he will take an artist who he loves like Yvo or talking heads. Or in this case, be fifty two and he will. Take their music part, and then together and basically create a song that they would. Alternate universe or alternately a song that they would never do, and that's where the humor comes from. Mr Paul. And with B Fifty Two's and Mr Propel. There's this interesting nine incongruity where it is kind of a Zini wacky sounding song about Wacky Zany, subject material that sounds Zini and Wacky as well. It is a tribute slash parody slash. Of the pope he'll family. There's a sale. Gabardine They're all thirty percent from. King of Suede is one of my very favorite songs on here and I think one of the things that makes it work so spectacularly well is that it is a parody of a police on and the police most. Their defining characteristic as they took themselves very very, very seriously. The song is very dour song is very serious. I mean it's literally called gang of pain if sting and the police had a sense of humor if they had since if you rub themselves that would be self parody but they don't. So it took out to external parody to Wego. Calm so. We got out. and. Another thing that makes this debased radio album is that he was a real creature of new wave like that was his moment. There were people synthesizers they were weird. They had his on humor about themselves and this, and the follow up dare to be stupid like those his new wave albums where you feel like there's not that distance necessarily between who he is an artist and who is parodying. Who is taking inspiration from? There's just this kind of. Wonderful influence. Of subject matter and then sound. Double. Extra. This is the first of his albums that has a medley. And before I started writing about him, I started collaborating with him. I think we saw that as filler you know it just kind of like something that it's fun. Disposable and over the course of this project, I came hit very very central to who he is as musician to what is whole ideology is and that is puncturing pop pretension I, do. Finding. Key closes the album on nature trail to how I kind of have a lot of different goofs and a lot of rifts on the in the book one of which is I kind of posit him as the accidental founder of Hor. Core which is the kind of rap music, and that's a very influenced by horror movies and violence and serial killers and insane clown posse are example of that ghetto boys and I'm kind of joking and I'm kind of not joking because there is a lot of horrific in violent and disturbing imagery and his songs and nature trail to how which is the final song album. That's when he gets really dark and really weird and kind of experimental and kind of aggressive. This is the kind of song that dares you turn it off or this is the kind of Song Dairies Mothers and fathers to turn it off. Pretty Amazing and Yeah I've been shocked at what an amazingly for tile enrich subject sort of we're because Bannon, how much sort of bigger and more expensive and I think kind of people's conception of him sort of his career has really bad. This weird masterpiece and he is the best and most successful person in the world at what he does. Slight again to bring you nature trail to Hell Martin. Bring. Along. What have you? Know. Saying. Nathan Raven. On the record, he submits to the cannon of great works of Popular Music Weird. Al Yankovic in Three D.. Nathan Ravensbruck the weird according to how every weird Al Yankovic album obsessively analyzed is out now in especial five, hundred page expanded edition ray-ban truly leaves no stone left unturned in the weird out. And we are eternally grateful to Nathan for taking on that mighty task. The end of another episode of Bullseye. Bullseye is produced out of the homes of me and the staff of maximum fund in and around Greater Los Angeles California where just the other day i. went onto weather underground dot com to check the weather forecast for the next day was and it said tomorrow is forecast to be much cooler than today. And the forecast for tomorrow was ninety, six high of ninety six much cooler. Ninety six that's where we're at here in Los Angeles. The show is produced by speaking into microphones, our producer, Kevin. Ferguson. Broszio and Jordan are associate producers we get help from Casey O'Brien are interstitial music by Dan Wally also known as Dj W. Our theme song is by the go team thanks to them and to their label Memphis Industries for letting US use it. You can keep up with the show on facebook twitter and Youtube search for Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. That's about him. Just remember great radio hosts have signature sign-off. 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BEER-HALF-FULL BOWER | HUG CURTAIN

TBS VIDEOS – THE BOWER SHOW

00:00 sec | 6 months ago

BEER-HALF-FULL BOWER | HUG CURTAIN

"Folks Bauer show host team. He's the power show these refrain from discussing or engaging in any sort of interoffice or finger. Our show is live now this. He's the power show. Well welcome everybody to your Thursday may fourteenth twenty twenty. This is beer half full of our I and the aforementioned valor welcome to the show in under ten minutes. We're GONNA get you some smiles solinksy lap about here today. That's the goal and the purpose of this. Have Build Frosty Mug of optimism? Goodness welcome to it isn't it? Is it just me or does may seem to be speeding by when it felt like the month of May role was literally a drag around all of our next. This seems to be just speeding by to me. I'm not exactly sure why but onward. We go here folks. Quick Reminder log onto the bachelor show dot COM. Check out our shot. We got some t shirts. Neil bought himself of our show. T shirt now officially bought it last week now. Officially has it in his wearing it during workouts today. Thanks Neil now. What about your parole virus quitter logic? One about what people are going through in this day and age when it comes to being a parent and kids who are locked up in the house. What do you do well? This one seems to be one that I think we can all relate to as a parent. I know I sure can and it's pretty simple. My daughter just told me I'm giving her grey hairs ran for her stress ball. So think I'm finally nailing this whole parenting thing. Yeah Yeah tell me about it. I at this age remember saying a couple of weeks ago how I can't believe I'm saying stuff my parents would say and now I'm looking at my six year old going. Wow I can't believe she's saying things that I say so I guess that makes my daughter kind of like her grandmother. Maybe not sure if I'm doing the math on that correctly all right here we go kids onward and upward. We go watch a couple of days ago story about a mom who decided to be a good idea to let her kid taste. A little was Sabi from her Sushi. We now have a whole video on kids getting tortured by eating things. Now the important part here is not what they're eating we don't know in some of these cases and some of the cases you can kind of see. It's the reaction on the kids face. That makes this far more interesting. I expect to see a lot more of this kind of work from parents as we go through this coronavirus universe. I expect to St older kids not just toddlers to like a thirteen year old tasting. Something new they don't necessarily like expected to get caught on video. And then of course you know posted the social media and whatnot giving Mama favorite. He got the shivers. And everything off. Shit I think she might have got a brain freeze. But she's hooked. Let's be honest. She's in that one now likes it doesn't like it likes it. Yeah that's the way. It should be going for parents right now. Some people out there who believe professional wrestling is nothing more than a gimmick. It's all fake. It's drama. It's a boy soap opera if you will will then. How can you count? What's happening here? 'cause this looks like the perfection of somebody who's in shape and really putting up against an inflatable doll. I attack goals then headshot from the inflatable from non human being to another human being naughty spot I hope. And why is that inflatable balls Biting Sammy? Hagar I'm not exactly sure he goes on the rope for that one again. This is a grown man in a wrestling ring clothing. An inflatable doll at eventually winning. That's got to be the best win on his Sammy Hagar's record. It would seem that would be the best one all right. This is a great great thing that has been created in this corona virus world. And it's not musical note. It's a hug curtain. Ten old girl wanted to be able to hug her grandparents and have them hugger back. So this is what she created. It's like arm con. It's like a door condom really. Get the arms the Hog. The kids got arms down below. She can how grandma and GRANDPA GRANDMA's waiting back in line. He wants some of that too. That is amazing genius. No we're talking about Nobel peace prizes. All the time might be worth it for. This girl who got hug you can go higher. You can go low depending how are you do it and grandma and GRANDPA are getting the hug there. That's topnotch thank you. Good Morning America for presenting. That one too now you might remember this video from back when the corona virus started you have wonder woman here Gal Gadot who got some of her friends together to sing. Imagine all over the Internet to say no hell below us and by the way. This was ridicules all over the Internet. Everybody thought Oh yeah all of these big celebrities of big mansions and big cars singing. While they've got all this money in the bank about how we all have to get through this together remember. That was a new version of that. A parody of that and when you go to a parody of anything there's only one place you can go to and that is to weird Al Yankovic and Weird Al Yankovic friends like David Cross here. This is their version of imagine by John Lennon. You get eat it by weird Al Yankovic. Outcome neuro is such a fussy young men. Cap'n crunch don't want notes Silverman. Well you don't know that other kids are starving so a better call. Saul just eat. It don't WANNA and Oswald don't want it to bait. Don't WanNa hear up at the kind of foods you ate. You will get notice late so eat it. I don't care if your full just it. Who's not singing along right now. Everybody's singing along right now right. Everybody beat it. Yes absolute chicken some more like a spider on top. Jack Blacken have some pad absol- More Chicken Pie. It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried. Just eat it a just eat it. Wou- wait for crying. Shame because you eventually get to the point where you get guest appearance from the guy who really did all this the guy from back in the days where they remember aired videos and stuff like that and weird. Al Yankovic had a pretty solid career. Thanks to those videos and parodying guys like Michael Jackson with songs like this. Well he shows up here. You'll get a chance to see Weird. Al Yankovic INA hats to kind of wrap things up. We're all getting pulled together here in this world and have to face this all together. Don't leave this for you here on this Thursday. Getting Ready for a Friday edition of Beer. Hassled our tomorrow till then. Jinming have a banana have a whole bunch. I don't care what you had for lunch. Just eat and eat it. Eat just eat it eat it. Eat it either eater. Have some checkers have some more pie? It doesn't matter if fed spoiled off for. I just eat a just e John E. All Indus together all in this together. We're all in this together.

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The Regrettable Television Pop Quiz And What's Making Us Happy

Pop Culture Happy Hour

00:00 sec | 7 months ago

The Regrettable Television Pop Quiz And What's Making Us Happy

"Today we're excited to be bringing back a classic Pop Culture. Happy Hour segment the regrettable television pop quiz each brought clips of some of our favorite regrettable shows and our fellow. Panelists will have to see if they can guess the source. I'm Stephen Thompson and I'm Linda Holmes. We're playing the regrettable television pop quiz on this episode of Pop Culture. Happy hour from NPR. Here with me and Steven from his cabinet in the woods is Glen Weldon. Npr's arts desk at Glen Well. We're all very excited as we've been talking about. This is a great time to catch up on your prestige shows your things you've been meaning to watch because they're so highly recommended but it's also a great time to watch trash because you can and no one will know unless you tell them so. Let's go ahead and play that First Clip Jessica Reedy and my cats. If production superstars this is where the tourists though only the torso was we need to figure out a way to to make that whole thought of the torso in the body parts like we should make that go away and so they're maybe we can make this the grandkids area. Maybe it's like a swing. Yes I love that. I know what it is a swing sad. I know it is so you have any idea what this might be. But I'm trying to even walk through what I just heard. I heard good cheer. I heard swing set and I heard Torso your only the only the tortoise so only the torso fast phone so I know what this is. It's not called Murder House hunters. It's called Murder House Makeover Mercante Murder House. A close you're so close it's burder house renovations murder. How slant flip murder house flip so this is on Qube Glenn. I know you brought this because this is on Quincy yes so murder house flip. I'm guessing this is a renovating houses in which murderers have taken place. Yes exactly it. And it's technically equity. So it's less regrettable television than regrettable streaming content. But we gotta keep this is an old segment. We got to keep it fresh Check the changing times modern as anything. Yes exactly say what you will about how well the show is made or not made the concept here is so ruthlessly rigorously Honed I have to grudgingly respect it. I mean I'm sure this thing got sold in the room. It's like hello sharks. I have an idea takes that purely exploits. Two of the most popular genres of television out true crime and home improvement and right there you have covered like what three fifths of the cable grid is like. Four hundred to seven hundred are covering are conflated in one. Show so what they do. Stephen is they find houses that something terrible has happened and they give them a makeover. And there's actually I don't WanNa say there's anything real here but there's something interesting at the heart of the show because there is a term in real estate called Stigmatized property and mostly realtors have to disclose if something has bad has happened in a house and when they are disclosed these things. The houses usually sell for very cheap because people are superstitious. So a bought a house where something bad happened. It'd be they have a lot of money to do a Renault. Save so much money the house and it's not just about painting over the arterial spray. He's about changing the feel of the house. And when that's done practically with drywall and lighting fixtures. It's interesting to me but unfortunately that's not just what the show is about. Because you know they add swing set to the field of torsos. Let's stress it up. Put an antique doll with a cracked Portland face. No they don't do that what they do say. Is they bring in a psychic and with their great big baggy BS to smudge it or exercise or whatever and I was losing respect for the show very fast because why give the charlatans airtime but then I got to respect the game right because now we brought in Ghost hunters we probably paranormal TV. So that is another hundred channels in the minutes. Not like in eight minutes. Well this is the thing though. I mean think about it Linda. 'cause I'd really rather not if each show is eight minutes long. That's cool because he doesn't overstay its welcome. But then they stayed each house for three episodes. So what have you gained in lost? Here it's basically just watching like a half an hour except that you have to wait so your day is the commercial. Break the twenty. Four hours in between episodes is just one long extended commercial that you can't speed through. So yeah it's not a great show but it's so smartly exploitative. I'm I don't know if I would say smartly. I think maybe cunningly so here's the thing when I sat down to watch it. I got probably three minutes into it. Thinking is this a show like this or is this a parody of a like this. I mean that's the problem with a lot of the quiz shows right. It's like okay. Is this a quick show or is this a thirty rock cut away because like a lot of these shows are so high concept? They seem like a silly sketch idea but they last for eight minutes so it becomes an existential question. Are they sketch or are they a show? But I'm giving myself appoint because I didn't know what it was. All right. Hit us with our next clip. The hell happened to you. All right man thing off determined to screw stop pretending you care and go back to the pot crecy. You came from. Give me that. Well it's regrettable I certainly know that it does have the soap opera bed of music. Which tells me it is drama. Not Reality Television. Do Agree Stephen. I I was Kinda leaning that way too. But the those lines get blurrier and blurrier. Yeah that's true. Let's assume it's drama okay? And let's assume it's not recent right so the names are Brooke and Amanda. One more hint among one more hints. She went on to be a pretty wife on one of those dumpy guy. Pretty wife shows okay. So this is Melrose Place. All right okay okay. So that was Courtney Thorne Smith and do as Alison and billy in Melrose Place. Now the reason that I brought this year attention as I've talked before about my friends Sarah bunting entire area no Dave Cole who were doing a complete Beverly Hills Nine O. Two No episode by episode. Podcast they finished the run of that and they switched over and are now doing melrose place. And what has occurred to me while listening to this? Podcast is that melrose place makes Beverly Hills nine. Oh Two one. Oh look like madman. In many in many ways the badness particularly and I feel I can say this because he essentially quit acting after this show the badness of Andhra shoe on this show is really startling like it is startling when you go back and I watched this show and it is shocking. How bad some of these early stuff is Now Amanda of course is the Heather locklear character who was perhaps the only true icon to emerge from this show but it takes most of the season for her to appear and so the first half of the first season of melrose place when they were trying to do like issues. They were trying to do like this one's about you know drug abuse and this one's about homelessness and this one's like they were actually trying to make it like people having adult problems because it was supposed to be like grown up nine. Oh two I watched it for a couple of seasons. And then they gave up on that and they were like well. Let's just have heather locklear come and be kind of Fantastically bitchy. But that is Yeah that is Melrose Place and the overacting acting that goes on. That show is remarkable. Okay so the point here is that I got point. Three three three repeating plus three three tries three clues but yeah absolutely happy to give you partial credit. I've given you nothing all right I think that We have one clip left and I know exactly who it came from us. Oh Stephen Thompson this is going to be your clip hit me? Make sure I'm not hurting. You leave me on this going to go home and I'm GonNa Oddball. Tattoo on sale finished right this like a little egg yolk. It's kind of exciting. I know what this is. This is Dr Pimple Popper out during Stephen. How sully the airwaves with that? Awful terrible freak show. But you're the winner Glenn Glenn and Partial Stephen. You don't Actually Watch this do you? I mean what did remind people what this is. Okay so Dr Pimple. Popper is on there in the name. The name is also incredibly misleading. Which I'll get to in a second doctor pimple popper is on Tlc you can also stream it on Hulu. And I know you want to It's been going for four seasons though. They're very short. It is a huge hit. Basically the concept of the show. They have a dermatologist named Dr. Sandra Li patients come to her with various soars and bumps and lumps which are then lavishly drained Horror movie loving daughter loves this show particularly loves telling me about it and contrary to the name these are almost never pimples when you think like what is this show is it. Just somebody popping pimples so much too much of Dr Pimple Popper for me describing the worst thing I have ever done to Mike. Catt Steph is sent him a clip and ask him to pull audio from it. During a scene in which minor surgery is taking place. I've learned much more about these conditions preparing for this segment. My main note and kind of takeaway on this show is ga so so I hate you for this right. Sure because tried very hard to avoid this show survivor since it was You know I saw these spoilers inherent in the name of it but I will give you this. You are the winner from a standpoint of regret ability. Yours is way more regrettable than again if melrose place makes nine. Oh two and look like madman. Dr Pimple Popper Makes Melrose Place look like the Sopranos so and you gotTa respect the name. You gotTA respect the name. I mean it's like Oh Donald Papa of the Newport People Papas but I will say it seems like only a matter of time before we get murder house pimple popper murder House Pimple. Popper all right. So that is the regrettable television pop quiz one by Glen. Well then when we come back it's going to be time to talk about what's making us happy this week so please even though you might not be inclined to do so stick around this message comes from. 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Stephen Thompson what is making you happy. This week we'll three picks for the price of one. Why do I have three? Because they are all about the great and good weird Al Yankovic. I have been a fan and admirers of weird. Al Yankovic since I was twelve years old which means I have been a fan admirers of Weird. Al Yankovic four thirty five years first of all. I would imagine you know where I'm going with this. The wonderful wonderful profile of Weird Al in the New York Times magazine. The weirdly enduring appeal of weird. Al Yankovic by Sam Anderson. It is a long read about weird. Al That is warm. It is funny it is thoughtful it is painstakingly researched. It is beautifully written and it is deeply empathetic. I could not recommend more highly. Also there are two new books about weird. Al That also treat him as lovingly as you might expect. One is called Weird Al seriously by Lily Hirsch with an introduction by Doctor Demento who launched weird Al's career as the title suggests it makes a serious case for Weird Al as an artist to be taken seriously as someone who has argued for many years. Weird Al belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. I agree and finally the Weird Accordion to Al by Nathan Raven with an Intro by Weird Al. Now I am not unbiased. When it comes to Nathan Raven I've worked with Nathan ray-ban at The v Club for many years. He's a dear friend of mine. he is also a deep deep deep obsessive. This particular book is Nathan ray-ban writing very short very digestible essay about every song on Weird Al Yankovic fourteen albums in deep and obsessive detail. Nathan also wrote with weird. Al Book called Weird Al. The book so Nathan has spent many years immersed in Weird. Al's legacy so if you weird Al. Like I love Weird Al. You are super served right now by two new books and a wonderful article in the New York Times magazine. Thank you so much Stephen Thompson. Excellent Picks Glen Weldon. What is making you happy this week? I'm not wearing a lot of new content right now. I'm kind of a nesting phase. I have a feeling a lot of people are sharing that sentiment. I'm taking steps to remedy that because it is my job but for now the stuff that's finding me. reaches me through existing channels like instagram and twitter. But there can be a delight in that as we've mentioned many times when you look to a social media service for one thing and it delivers you something that surprises. You did so this week on his instagram. The Comedian Julio Torres who I've talked about before his instagram is space prince. Julio has posted photos of himself doing impressions of Colors and letters of the alphabet. He says numbers are next but has gotten there yet. It's just him making faces. It's the stupidest thing in the world but he really captured something. Highlights Romy are his impressions of the Color Red. The Color Orange the letters capital Q. At a letter lower case B. I can't tell you exactly why it works. Just know that it does. That's space prince. Julio on Instagram thank you very much glen. Well then I might have to go check those out just because I can't imagine what on earth you're talking about. I think that's the point. So what is making me happy this week? Glenn said he was in a nesting phase. I am literally bringing you something that I've been watching on a channel called cozy so I think I win the nesting phase. Cozy IS SPELLED C. O. Z. I. Cozy is the only place that I know of that. You can currently get access to the entire run of the nanny. Now as many of you know I know the entire theme song by heart I will not sing it for you but I could Fran Drescher please a woman who was working in a bridal shop in flushing Queens when her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes What was she to do? Where was she to go? She was out on her fanny. So over the bridge from flushing to the Sheffield store. She was there to sell makeup. The father some more She had style she had flair was there. That's how she became the nanny Charles Shaughnessy plays Mr Sheffield British Man. Who inexplicably sort of has children. Who Don't appear to have anything to do with the fact that he's British but apparently he's a he's a theater producer so he lives in New York. Presumably his wife was American. She passed away so of course this is a will they won't they about The nanny and Mr Sheffield have to say the slowness with which they progress that part of the show because it is a sitcom the slowness with which they make any kind of actual story. Process is shocking. If you think you've seen a slow burn my goodness did they drag this out but Because I haven't seen it a lot and it's not regular streaming. It is the perfect sort of were we ever so innocence. Sitcom for this moment. Cosy also has a bunch of other stuff like early. Roseanne and frazier so if you are interesting. Phase consider the nanny on an cozy WH- C. O. Z. I it really puts the Z. I in cozy. I don't know I will say I missed. The theme song that is like the lavish recitation of the plot absolutely out. It's really funny. Because I literally had a moment where I had been watching a bunch of episodes of nanny and I thought I can't remember how she actually ended up at the they ever met her and I have you song in my head. Coaching students choose their sell makeup. Okay the Brady. Bunch is a story but of whom I AGREE. I miss the plot explanation thieves too so so the nanny is. What's making me happy this week? That brings us to the end of our show. You can find all of us on twitter. You can find me into homes. You can find Stephen At. I dislike Stephen. You can find Glenn at G. H Weldon our producer Jessica Jessica underscore producer. Might cats visit. Mike CATS AT THAT'S K. A. T. Z. I. F. Mike's band. Hello come in provides the music. You're bobbing your head to right now. Thanks to both of you for being here. Thank you and thanks to you for listening to pop culture happy hour from NPR. If you have a minute subscribe to our newsletter said NPR DOT org slash pop culture newsletter? We will see you all right back here next week. There's no getting around it. The Corona virus pandemic has up ended. 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The Bridge: Living in an Amish Paradise

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The Bridge: Living in an Amish Paradise

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Welcome to the bridge in stone. Now you that's bedrock anthem by Weird Al Yankovic. A nineteen ninety-three track from his album. I'll lose it. It was a rare weird out song that parodies not just one but two songs by the same artist mainly the red hot chili peppers. It starts with a rip on their nineteen ninety-two Number. Two pocket under the bridge then segues into which chilies number one. All truck hit. Give it away all mashed up with lyrics about that. Classic Cartoon About A Stone-age Family. The flintstones and these many episodes bridge are fooling monthly episodes. Give us a chance to catch up with listeners. And enjoy some Trivia and I'm delighted to welcome this month's special guest in the opening paragraph of his new book Nathan Raven writes about eight years ago. I received a direct message on twitter from my childhood. Hero Weird Al Yankovic. That changed my life. Al wrote that of all the writers in the world he had chosen me to tell his story unquote that book. Twenty twelve's weird al. The book made ray-ban one of the world's foremost our experts and he's just released another book the Weird Accordion to Al. That's winning raves. From Al fans worldwide. Ray-ban is a former head writer of the AV club Co host of the Travolta Cage podcast and the author of six books including both of his books about Yankovic Nathan ray-ban. Welcome to the bridge. It is an honor to be here. Let's talk about your weird Al Fandom which I have to imagine goes back quite some time right. I mean it has been my observation and I'm speaking from my own personal experience that each generation seems to discover how in their own time maybe when they hit a certain age. So when was your moment with weird old definitely definitely Al has kind of lied about that how every critic's favourite weird Al Album. The best word album is whatever was released when they were twelve years old total. Yes so I'm proud to say that I got in a little bit young. I remember jeeze the first three albums that I ever got. My Dad bought for me and these are album albums records beautiful beautiful pieces of vinyl. Were Michael Jackson's thriller Huey Lewis and the News? Sports and weird out in three collectively. This set the bar so high that no other albums possibly needed and I mean that I I still think that three D is the best album that Al has ever done and then the very first concert that ever went to was weird L. Opening for the monkey is I went in there. I was primarily a monkey's fan but my God he blew the Monkey's off stage and that similarly said the bar so incredibly high that no other concerts by non weird Al artists I could could possibly match it and yeah sort of read about this in the book but I had a giving tree relationship with al where every stage of my life and my career. He was there so when I started writing the club in the late nineties. I got to meet him back. Stage very very very exciting experience in And then yeah. He asked me to write his book about twelve years later and it was actually writing another book at the time about fishing insane clown posse the head writer of the AV club. So I should not have written this book but I could not say no toward L. Yankovic. And then yeah. He was putting out a box. Set a squeeze box a fifteen disc career spanning box it in winning the grammy for best packaging and it was so expensive but if I read a book about this than I can write it off of my taxes and ended up being this amazing amazing adventure that took three years to finish but my God. I'm so unbelievably happy and proud. That he not only the direction for it. He also fact checked it and he copied it he was so he was so mortified by my grammar by all of my word crimes he offered his services. A cunning linguist helped me distinguish proper English. What a mench very very lucky so every stage in my life weird. Al Has been there for me. That's amazing there's so much in that I relate to not least the fact that his live show is is truly amazing. I'm embarrassed omid. I've seen it twice but only in the last decade and God I've I've rarely had so much fun as I have at those two shows so in the episode. I talk not only about weird al. That's kind of the second half of my most recent hip rate episode. But I talk about antecedents to Al. I cited not just as backstory for Al Berea to talk about the history of novelty music on the charts in general and among the people I point to our Spike Jones Allan Sherman Tom Lehrer and of course doctor Demento who was not a charting artist himself but helped break people. How did AL synthesize all of these novelty music pioneers? They kind of took what was best about each of them and he learned from their example but he also learned what not to do. For example. Allan Sherman is a fascinating fascinating. Figure huge and that he was huge. Like for a couple of years there. Hello Hello Fodder three number one albums back to back to back in nineteen sixty two and sixty three and then allen kind of lost it all during this. Dione easy access is just a very careless man very connected career with how he conducted his personal life. I can't dying very very early and I think Al can learn what he learned what not to do. He learned to be careful to be cautious to be very deliberate and meticulous. And how sort of has planned and executed his career. He learned so much doctor. Demento I mean you look at and he's a TV guy obviously that's a source of a lot of his Sort of biggest had his his most most popular songs. But he's also radio guy and he has an anr's mind and our sense of not only. What will be successful? But what will endure? You know if you look at l's career he's only really ever parodied a non hate. Once and that was people by Mick Jagger you know that it's not ahead because Mick Jagger Solo song as that's also I mean you just talk about stuff like better anthem you think about you know not just the flintstones which obviously a huge thing which has enormous enormous popularity it in cultural verizon's but it was well on the way to being a movie. Good point and Frank Zappa. I think there's a sense of outrageousness. Button pushing provocation. So that what he did was he kind of took all of these different influences and just kind of created this sort of superbeets to sort of like the perfect. The perfect novels almost feel bad calling him an artist. Because I feel like that is limiting. I feel like what he's done over. The course of his career is he's transcended that in a way that almost no other artists have yeah. I would agree. I'm glad you talked about how Al evolved over time a little bit because I wanted to touch on that as well. One of my favorite weird Al moments was when he guested on the simpsons. He did a guest voice on the simpsons. I think he did it a couple times and th if I remember it was right. It was his first appearance. And it is revealed in the episode. Homer of course is a weird Al Fan and that homer has been sending weird. Al His own weird Al style parody songs and all of them are food related. Did you ever get two pair? Dogs I send you yes which one was better living pizza. Lanka or another one bites decreased. They were pretty much the same vein rift being of course that Al has done himself so many food related songs. But you in some of your work identified that. Alice actually thematically moved decade by decade. Do you WanNa talk about that for a minute L. Definitely I think one of the thing that makes sort of AL unique and fascinating. He's kind of of a representation of the monoculture of this time in American history when people do the same TV shows and movies and the same songs so he kind of in the nineteen eighties when Allah merged as his main themes were television and food and that food was literally all he ate. The entire decade aid is nothing was bigger than television. You know television told us who were television sole thing to us. Television you know gave us the secrets to life and yet during that time. That was kind of AL's obsession. And then in the nineties sort of as he got older he has sort of stuff became a little more calculating a little bit more opportunistic and that was kind of his movie age. We had songs about forrest. Gump songs book Jurassic Park. You had most famously. The Saga begins which is a beloved hilarious song about one of the worst things of all time which is the plot and characters over the phantom menace and then as the ought approached that kind of began his computer itch television was supplanted by the Internet Youtube replaced. Mtv and as a result els reigning obsession became a computers and technology and the Internet and how it simultaneously makes our lives better and worse and a whole lot. More ridiculous and yeah. That's kind of been the source of a lot of his best most resonant sort of late period heads like white nerdy. Like it's all about the pentium. Call him up at home and making picks up as culture has changed to. Al Has changed with it. You know an as that. Simpson's joke also indicates this is the gag right. Is that all homers ideas for parody. Songs are terrible but it makes the point. That truly witty parodies actually hard. So what do you think makes Al's parodies in particular so effective and exceptional? I feel like with Al. There's always more than just what's on the layer or what's on the on the surface. I mean take Amish Paradise for example a part of what makes it such a Great Song. Versatile is that it's about not just a powerful song and importance to powerful coolio Song It's parodying wonder saw that song sampling. Ed again you kind of look at it rushing Dow Alameda. Ow wariness parenting something sampling something. That's representing some other thing so fascinating to me. So you kind of have this Stash Gospel Majesty to a very very silly song at that fundamentally is about religious about arrogance which is about the faithful having this piety. That's also ridiculous and that's also self absorbed arrogant now living in a local boy in the bud last week. I just smiled at him and turn the cheek. They feel like the thing we haven't really talked about. That's the core of his appeal is nostalgia a you know. I feel like a lot of people. Discover out when they're very very young and they have enormous nostalgia from that period in their lives in. L. But there's that because it's not just for the songs that Al did. It's for the songs that he parodied. He's overlap with so many. You know sort of huge cultural things whether it's star wars with drastic park. It's Yoda even like you know even Buckingham Blue Very silly now. Kind of album cartoons. I cd that has residents was. There's a whole drama going on with Royal Air Talk in house. Oh no matter what's happening in our culture. There is a weird. Al Saw that references. It very very eh directly almost to an uncanny degree let us not forget that when he did I lost on jeopardy that was actually a nostalgia. Play too because jeopardy at that moment hadn't been rebooted with Alex Trebek's so he was calling back to the you know Don Pardo and Art Fleming version of the show too. Yeah Oh definitely Georgia Jungle. Wish you know again. That's so true to kind of weird Al and his aesthetic burdette on garrity. Stupid album is like oh. This is a song that weird out. And it was almost like he was like willing tation into existence and by Elkins using all these different things. He's been able to create a lasting career in a field where everything is supposed to be ephemeral so speaking of Allen his career. Let's talk about a little bit about the charts and where his career could go from here if it goes anywhere. Now that he's entering his sixties. I guess what I find interesting about Al. Possibly entering retirement is the idea that there's never been a better moment for an artist who paints with his brushes and canvas right. Yeah video makes things go viral snark and wit and little quirky things right up to the song that's number one. Is We record this? The box by Roddy rich would stick in songs to number one. Do you think als thinking about this certainly thought about it in two thousand fourteen when mandatory fund became his first and thus far only number one album. Do you think there's a place for AL in the Chart World of the twenty twenty s? I definitely think there's a place for Al. In the world of the twenty twenty s I think again to rave recurring theme. Al Has With incredible care and craft and meticulousness. And if you like the longer that he's away the more pressure there is on an album has joked that every album is basically a comeback album. Because he's been away for a little bit or he didn't get a hit on the last one so yeah. I definitely feel like there's a place for him. I feel like he's in this enviable situation. Where he doesn't need to release new music to to our. He doesn't need to release new music to do show you know he. Has This really nice really lovely life and he also has this formula for crafting albums and usually when you talk about formula in terms of entertainment. It's an in negative way. It's an pejorative sense without. It works like he's figured out a way to make albums to routine relevant and popular and funny and important. And so yeah. I feel like for him to release on. There has to be a batch of new top songs and easily connects with that. He really engages with. I think book the book about how when it comes to pop world and the people he parodies he's like Matthew mcconaughey and dazed and confused. You know where he gets elder and I say this I H so you're talking about sixty year old grammy-winning legend having to listen to nachos pop songs do. Is there something here that I can grapple onto something? That's funny is there an angle lizard? Perspective is our tax that I can take. I make this about Burrito so of so yes there are so many different things going on so I hope to hell that he puts out another album. I also feel like When I sent him the recording out the book I wanted to impressive with how grammatically correct it was. And he was like. Oh my God. This is horrified. I'm going to take several days to go in fix this. This for you and extensible professional writer and my fear is that he was going to take that time and like go to the woods and record his masterpiece instead. I'm going to fix this morons Hamas see I hope that I single handedly did not prevent him from releasing a comeback album. But I agree. I think there would be an enormous audience for it. I feel like you know. He was received with fourteens Album as kind of conquering hero. And I feel like his stature and his prestige and the has only increased in the ensuing years. Well I certainly hope Nathan that you haven't single handedly prevented al from creating next masterpiece but very very guilt. You've certainly given employees to do it at the very least fixing your word crimes. Sure thank you so much Nathan for joining me for this episode of the Bridge. And can you tell us where folks can find you online? Oh sure sure sure you can find yet neither happy place which is my website. I devote all my time and energy do it. It was kind of the incubator from which et al came from. Its Raven Dot Com N. H. and R. A. B. I. N. DOT COM. And I've got the Travolta Cage podcast with my friend Clint Worthington where we talk about all of John Travolta and Douglas Cages movies in order. Which is pretty amazing. Pretty Fun pretty crazy experience so high. I just listened to the episode talked Urban Cowboy yesterday and I must say it was very entertaining. All right well Nathan. Thank you so much for joining me on the bridge. Oh my pleasure my pleasure. Thanks for having me on. It's twenty twenty and this year. It's time to get what you want that dream job more amazing friends that perfect departments and the best sex you've ever had with K Y Lube. Sex goes from good to an experience so mind blowing. Leave your glowing. That's not just a figure of speech. Either better sex can reduce stress boosts your mood and get you glowing so whether you're planning sexy. Valentine's Day are just looking to spice up your Tuesday. Turn up the pleasure on show off the glow with K Y get your glow on K Dash Dot Com and get ten percent off with Promo code sexy. That's K DASH DOT COM and get ten percent off with Promo Code sexy. Now comes the time in every hit parade the bridge episode where we do some Trivia and joining me on the line from Bellingham Washington is Neva coats. Hey Neva hello how are you? I'm good very excited. My understanding is you saw my twenty nineteen live hit parade show in Seattle Washington. Is that right? Yes we made a whole day of it so you were at the live show and at all my live shows. I asked live Trivia questions and people from the audience. Answer those trivia questions. Why didn't you answer my trivia questions? Well I didn't really have the confidence at the time. I was a bit shy and it was fun but frustrating because I knew almost all the answers so that prompted me to join sleet and but it was just a lovely evening. It was a lovely evening but I must say that particular live. Show the Seattle live show. I think only something like three out of my nine contestants got the questions right. I wish we'd ask you a question because I would have liked to get one more correct answer that night yet. Yes the one that stands out for some reason as John Lennon. 'cause the person up there got it wrong and I'm like oh I knew that one which reminds me to mention your now asleep plus member so on these hit parade the bridge episodes you can be attributed contestant and this is the moment in every episode where I remind our listeners that while this bridge episode is available to all hit parade subscribers. We only open our trivia rounds to sleep plus members so if you are a member and would like to be a trivia contestant visit slate dot com slash. Hit parade sign up. That's slate dot com slash hit parade. Sign up so Neva as you probably remember on all of our prior bridge episodes. We're going to ask you three Trivia questions. The first is going to be a call back to our most recent full length episode of Hit parade and the next two are going to be a preview of the next episode. Are you ready for some trivia? I am ready all right here. We go question one last month. We talked about several serious rock. Titans who scored their biggest chart hit with the novelty single. Which of these legends did not hit their peak on the hot one. Hundred with a one off comedy. Hit a Bob Dylan. Be Chuck Berry. See Johnny cash or D Bo. Diddley let the that has to be a Bob Dylan. And you are correct. Correct answer is a Bob Dylan. While some consider his one thousand nine hundred sixty six hit rainy day. Women number twelve and thirty five a novelty. It only spent one week at number two on the hot one hundred the year before his life alone stone spent two weeks number two but Chuck. Berry Johnny Cash and Bo. Diddley all scored. Their biggest pop hits with my dingaling. A boy named sue and say man respectively excellent. You're one for one Neva. Ready for question two ready here. We go question to which of these artists all rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. Strung together the most consecutive number one hits in hot one hundred history. A The supremes be the Beatles. See the BG's or D Whitney Houston topped. I just gut instinct. I'm going with D Whitney Houston. Your gut is correct. The correct answer is D Whitney Houston between October. One thousand nine hundred five and April one thousand nine hundred eighty eight Whitney strung together seven straight number ones on the hot one hundred when she scored the seventh of those chart toppers. She broke out of a tie with the Beatles and the BG's with six apiece excellent. You're running the table so far Neva. You're ready for question three ready here. We go question three after her. Nineteen eighties peak. Whitney Houston continued to score. Chart Hits into the twenty first century. What was her last top? Ten hit on the hot one hundred. I have nothing. Be exhale. Shoop shoop see my love is your love or d the Star spangled banner The only one I know those is d the Star spangled banner because we just passed the Super Bowl and marched to saying it and she knocked it out of the park. Not and you knocked it out of the park. The correct answer is d. The Star spangled banner I recorded for the Nineteen Ninety one super bowl Huston's now. Legendary recording of our national anthem returned to the hot one hundred after the nine eleven attacks in two thousand one when it reached a new peak of number six four. The record exhale shoop. Shoop was for last number one in five and my love is. Your Love was her. Last top five hit in two thousand a perfect score phenomenal Neva. You must be thrilled. I am thrilled. That was a lot of fun now. I understand that even though you have now run a perfect score you have the chance to increase your perfection by stumping me with a trivia question. Do you have a question for me? Yes I do Whitney. Houston's rendition of the Star spangled banner was the first version of the song to be certified platinum or to hit the billboard top ten but one honor. Whitney's national anthem does not hold. It isn't the longest who both the record for the longest version of the Star spangled banner at the Super Bowl. Is it a Natalie Cole? In nineteen ninety four B Faith Hill in two thousand. See Alicia keys in twenty thousand thirteen or D Adina Menzel in two thousand fifteen. Wow did not see that question coming and my chart knowledge is not going to help here so I have to take a guess at what I did. Yeah and maybe because I have her on the brain right now because I just watched the grammy awards a couple of weeks ago. I'm just GONNA go ahead and guests see Alicia keys correct. Her rendition on the piano clocked in one hundred fifty five seconds. Oh See can you see? Whitney's memorable version lasted one hundred. Which is remarkable because detail. I'm going to talk about in. Our next episode is that they added one beat per measure to Whitney's version so her version is in four four whereas our national anthem originally is in waltz time which is three four. So in theory. Whitney should've taken longer. But go figure Alicia keys was actually longer while Neva. It was a good day for both of us. You and me because we got all of our Trivia questions right we can both hold our heads up high and I just want to thank you for being on hit parade. The bridge might pleasure. Can't wait to hear the next episode. So as last two questions of that Trivia Round indicated our next full length episode is going to be about Whitney Houston and Chart. Crossover this month February. Twenty twenty the eighth anniversary of Whitney Houston's death and notably. She is about to be inducted into the rock and Roll Hall of fame. There's been a lot of biographical material produced about Whitney since her passing including two back to back documentaries about her story and frankly none of this biographical material I feel has done justice to her amazing chart feats not just the feats themselves but what they say about her career. These chart phenomenon say as much about Whitney's relationship to Feign fans and race as the more lurid details of her biography do so in our next hip parade. We're going to walk through her amazing chart records including some that. I have not seen chronicled in any biographical information about her and talk about what it tells us about Whitney. Houston's amazing career my thanks again to Nathan Raven for joining me for this episode of the bridge and this episode was produced by Oshawa Solution. I'm Chris Milan fee. Keep on marching on the.

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No One Likes Goop with Dr. Kris Aadland (CHP64)

The Dental Hacks Podcast

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No One Likes Goop with Dr. Kris Aadland (CHP64)

"Welcome to clinical hats we're real working dentists talk real dentistry. Sit back relax tighten your Meyer prepares to be clinically act. Clinical hacks listeners welcome to another episode of the. Clinical. hacks. I'm coming to you live from Cleveland Ohio. The home of the browns which were very sad. And I'm here with my trustee co host that minors the home of the world champion. Jesus seems like we say that every episode it's true and something to be proud of how's it going back? That's fantastic to know and off to a good start and. Couldn't be happier man it's going good. Zach, I need to give you some props right off the BAT I. Hear you're A. published author. Yeah I'm excited about that. If you get your September issue of Dental Economics I have an article called first round picks for your for your office where I talk about some dental products that have added to my office over the last few years and so yes, I chance to appear in any kind of a journal Shadow, to Chris Salerno for give me a chance but that was pretty fun. Pretty cool to see your name in print on something that's. You know well as well distributed as comics. Done comics for the articles but I did notice that your your picture was which. All kidding aside when I did see that article that was really really happy for you. Thank you work really hard on that and it warmed my what's left of my shrinking heart. But I really I'm proud of you for that article and I think everyone should go and read it. It's. Typical Zach style some stuff out there for you to using your practice and very informative and I am very proud of you so. Everyone Give Zach. Thanks man that that was one of those things when I printed off of the digital dish in for my dad, it was like he was like really impressed and I was like. That was one of the I practice with my dad for those who've. Listened to before but So that was one of the like I was a proud moment. 'cause. That's one of the one of the dental magazines he definitely does read news like how did you do this slide tom although the backstory it was really fun. So I hope I hope the articles well received it kind of reads like a blog entry it's not as quite as. SCIENC-, it's more like a conversation kind of like our show. Show it's it's awesome. It's great article. I've read it three times. How's that? Thank you man three timers club. How how's the P P P p. e. situation at your office these days. You know what? I'm surprised. Still Kevin at the both the prices and sometimes the supplies of. Some of the prices I think I will turn up. They've they've really gone up but I mean, yes, no both I also. The supply chains weird man if it's not Cava side that's out it's your brand of gloves or your your size or whatever. So still problem how about you? It's it's still an issue I feel like we are hoarding things but you know when we do get low on stuff, I really been helped out by the people crazy. Done all. They've really helped us out friends of the show and that's crazy. It is crazy. But. They've been very helpful. They reached out to us on on occasion. To help us out through a couple of things. So you know particularly for your PP and something are there are Donald Supplies they've? Really been helpful to us. By. Now. WHO's Day Tuesday? Tuesday get your p. p. e. all of it. So that's that's their slogans. Let's go to big lettering. Sunday Sunday Sunday. Yes. You have. You had those. We. Have those guys for the for the monster truck shows you bet, yeah, that's worse some in the Midwest, all that stuff. All right. Well. Guess what we we have a guest. Tonight special guest. Albouy, our special guests all the way from way over on the West. coast. I'd like to introduce. Dr Chris Adlon, welcome Chris how're you doing? I'm doing great. How are you guys? Doing. Great. Now, Zach something that you don't know about Chris or maybe you do is that she writes parody songs. You. Actually in the off camera, you prepped me into that. So I got a chance to visit this gem of a youtube channel. So it was that was fun that was very fun. I am a fan of parody songs believe it or not. So I thought tonight. As. Our little opening bit. We would talk about our favorite weird Al Yankovic songs sincere in parody. So Chris. First of all say hi. But I I can see it on your face. You've got to think a little bit there. So Zach I'm going to go to you what's your favorite weird Al Song I had a really tough tough time choosing on this I actually my favorite word alfons not even one of his parody songs but since you asked for parody, I've always been a fan of and I don't have the name of what the what he called it. He was he was doing the song American. Pie. But it was to episode one of Star Wars it's like I need. It's like. A my my this here Anna can guy and then. It anyways. Whole Star Wars theme I thought it was. It was really creative. So I like the Star Wars American Pie Weird Al.. I'm going to go in the way way back machine and go back to. One of weird else first. Parody songs That was on the doctor. Demento show are either of you familiar with doctor Demento. Yes nerf million. Bradley that was a Sunday night staple Monday night. Yes. An Undergrad Yup that was something we it was all parody and novelty song and that probably the first time ever heard will weird. Al. sometime around nineteen eighty two or so. But Anyway, the song, my Bologna, which is a parody of ice arena. and. The what I like about it is I think weird. AL's a genius actually a musical genius, but it's mainly all accordion Polka to Misha Rona. a real early on Song of his and really. I think one of his best. Chris you're on the spot. On the spot I love being prepared and I am definitely not prepared on wall. Well. I really liked the song party in the USA and so he has party in the CIA and fun fact about me is I really want to be a super spy when I grow up Whoa? Yeah. Tell us about that. Those really classy shows like alias with. Jennifer. Garner, where she wears Lubaton and saves the world against speak every language fluently and go to school at the same time and save the world. It's pretty much my dream job like if I could be Dennis by day and. Night, were batons entire time. I, like this as a TV show mild mannered dentist during the day and at night you're out catching the bad guys origin story. I don't I don't have anyone would really mild mannered but. Called acting. Ended the mild manner. There you go. I looked it up Kevin the song's called the saga begins. Do that one though. Okay. So yeah check that check that out. I just thought I as I like Google this Amish Paradise was fantastic i. that's really really good that. I don't know I should've pick that in retrospect especially for me living right near a giant amish community it's Oh. Okay. I'm damaged hair down the street. Okay. Considering joining. Well have a beard. Yeah I know I'm saying you're halfway there. I really like Zippers. You're drawing your line in the sand on zippers. Yeah. Okay. All the things can't have rippers. Taken from time to time. All right. So before we leave weird Al completely I do have I do have something to say about you know every year they pick a an entertainer for the Super Bowl halftime show and I've said this in many forums over time I want weird Al to do the Super Bowl halftime I think it'd be the greatest thing ever. He's family friendly It would just be I think just a an awesome extravaganza of fun and noncontroversial. So anybody listening to this, that's has anything to do with the NFL Kevin Fryer. said it I have you seen him in concert? I have not. I haven't either that's all my list, but I don't know. Some odd. He's going to tour anymore. I'm pretty sure Allan has said it was one of the greatest things he's ever seen. I looked up. I looked up doctor DEMENTO. Also, he still alive. Do you believe that? Yeah, that's how. It sounded long time. Or two years ago. Yup Yup. Okay now. Now, you can move onto the real. Dental stuff. So Chris. Welcome. Thank you. We'll come see. Our tells about yourself we're go to dental school where'd you grow up and all that good stuff? So I grew up here in Vancouver Washington, not to be confused with Cougar, Canada? So I am at the southern end of the state right outside of Portland Oregon which is the hot spot right now everyone knows report Linda's between riots and fires. So he went to school here grew up here and back year practicing. Cool and we're, where'd you go to dental school at we? Just you right in the heart of downtown Portland. And what's your practice light? So I did a start practice back in two, thousand, nine graduated in two, thousand, six and two thousand nine everyone thought I was absolutely insane started building. Did. Start from scratch started with three ops grew it to nine up. So we have to doctors of four to five fulltime hygiene running, and then I have a second practice that I bought a couple years ago where I have another full-time associate there with two hygiene and we're just rocking and rolling. Rockin. Yeah. So like we all think it's crazy that you did that in two, thousand nine but key mentioned doing a startup right now. Right I know two, thousand, nine, every one thought for sure it was end of the world and now it's proving different. Did meet some young dentist last Wednesday who are doing a startup, which I you know I didn't really want to talk to them too much because I was afraid. It just gave me the EDB's. Times like the. So there's always opportunity you can. And and go from there and grow from that, and you'd think outside the box a little bit and launch. I. Like the way you think. I think there's also the there's a decent number of practices not taking new patients right now because they're behind. So there might I could I could see some opportunity but I'd still rather not be doing that right now. So. That's still that. So Chris. Here you I am this Eric User. Yes it's A. Punishment mutual we do not pronounce it Syriac. But we could if we wanted to but we won't. So tell us about your. Syrup journey before we really got to either Lewis. Yeah when I graduated in two thousand six, I had an associate position with gentlemen who a doctor who was really big into Serik and I was terrified to go into that practice because we didn't have a lot of exposure in school and you know the whispers where if you used at your total hack, so I went into it though with Eyes Wide Open he had to practices wells west kind of left on my own and I did everything wrong when you graduate or at least when I graduated I thought I knew absolutely everything. Turns out. I didn't but it was such a fantastic experience. Very humbling. 'cause you learn quickly what you don't know you're forced to learn about materials. If things break can take to take ownership, you can't blame lab on that and so you really learn about prep design and materials. But personally for me, what I loved is patients just they enjoyed that one appointment experience and as a young doctor at that time when I could come in and run the machine because this red candies I mean prime scan is like a whole new ballgame these days. But. Patients really saw you run that machine. They automatically thought it was a good dentist whether I was or not. So it was fun. I had a hard time distinguishing how to talk to patients about when I would use serik. So I just win for and decided to use it for everything because I didn't WanNa, say, Oh, I'm going to send that to the lab a because then that would give the perception that the lab was better and I didn't want that perception for patients and so if I broke things I owned it in stuck to and Redid it and learned every step of the way. So when I did my startup, my crazy two, thousand nine startup I with Derek and again everyone's like, oh, it's so expensive leave going for it. I did a CBC t the same time and really wanted that high technology practice and it set me apart I'm anger really competitive environment Ninety Dennis my five, Mile. Radius. And so it did set me apart It also made me super-efficient. gave me a good Roi because at that time to lab. `This achieve crown was to fifty, and you could get a block for thirty dollars and so it was easy to grow and it launched my practice. Oh. My practice is very much revolved around technology in general. So you and I are pretty similar pretty similar story there. But behind the scenes about a week or so ago, Zach told me that he got offered. For by used Omni camp from a friend, is that right? Zach tell us a little bit about that I. Have a have a friend WHO's pretty awoke on technology like you like you cool kids and he's upgraded to the prime scan. So we were sitting around having beers a couple of weeks ago and he said Hey. I have an Omni. Cam. I can get it upgraded to the five one which I guess the hip software version for Omni Cam can get that upgraded to to yeah I, can I can sell it to you. It'd be it'd be the cheapest way could possibly get into scanning so you know though that I I had to think about it. So I had to go through decision tree. So I'm I have not decided yet. So I'm still still kicking it around kicking the tires. This is a common theme so far on this podcast that's yes i. Kevin. Kevin, get someone awesome like rich Rosenblatt Chris and then they throw shade at me for doing nineties dentistry. So anyway, we'll continue I don't want I can take the beet down. So Chris I've on my share of this unique convince back. On the. and. What would you tell young actor? Yeah why why I? I like impression. Tell me why do I want to do I won't even want to bother scanning without million you tell me. So, is that your goal is scant without milling. It's I don't have a goal Mike. My goal is, I. Guess My only goal would be this represented an opportunity for me to maybe did by toe into the digital game without you know the full. Six figure price tag. So it was just maybe A. Maybe a step in the right direction. Or. Yeah. So let me know. So I listen riches interview. It was fantastic and obviously. The million of reasons why? Leasing Prime Scans amazing. All of it I, know you mentioned you work with Your Dad are you? Within a practice or trying to grow your personal practice or are you cohesive? No, it's say. The, best way to describe our practices, we pretty much share the patients. I mean we have. There's a lot of crossover I should say, but no, it's more like. Know his career he just is is fading out. You know lowering his days per month eventually is going to step away with it and at but we we have a shared a shared practice but anything that I would add like this would only be for my use. He's he's he's definitely not not going there. That helps. Yeah it does. So one of my very best friends here in Portland she worked with her dad as well in similar situations phasing out, and so she decided to just take that leap and she was really nervous because he was very set in his ways You know he's been doing it for a long time has great results. Why would he change that and so she was nervous about how to incorporate that in I can tell you she had it now for two years and to watch not only her growth but her patients in her dad's interest in it now has been so fun because. There's there's always these things that you hear like all the margins are going to be as good if you do this versus if you do golder to do PFM and Um to witness that, and then really see the change of peace, it's helped her transition his patients over because they've seen that I mean one honestly I know you love PBS that no one loves gagged with trays and have that dripping down their throat. So Especially, they have an older patient population and so having that scanning and not having all the goop in their mouth has made a huge difference. With them and watching her Dad Perot that in those patients transition flawlessly just it gives them a reason to go to her and not necessarily also loyal to her dad. because. That's what he wants. Right. He wants her to succeed in grow and move towards us. So that's been kind of a fun thing So Chris did she did this particular person you're talking about is she scanning only or did she go whole hog she also the million unit and everything so she does a little bit of both. So Sh-. Side of the practice than she does crowns in single appointment but we'll also scan and send things off whether it's interior a little bit more difficult cases that she just doesn't want to do or she'll scan for her dad in some of those cases where patients just can't handle impressions or multiple impressions or whatever it is. So it's been fun to watch. I can tell you one way that it does succeed that I. Do see because I think they're on campus. So amazing and there's great opportunity right now when anytime there's transition in new technology but what I see happen, which makes me so sad is people get into the technology and think, okay, I'm GonNa get into this. Oh cheap, and so say it's twenty thousand dollars to get into this system. What you don't see on the side though is. You know just like we get a new IPHONE, you have to update a year at this point because my just magically breaks every time there is a new iphone that comes out and people forget that the series is just a tool. It is one hundred percents So when you're using technology and all the sudden, you get a windows update while now supported, and now you have to invest back into the technology that you're getting a deal. For that's where a lot of people have a hard time and then obviously training as well because there's so many opportunities for trading online or. Bush training centres all over which is fantastic but but you have to be willing to take the training in order to use the tool to make it successful. Also, if you're not going to go all in and then I would say it's really not worth it because that's where Serik really or any technology can get such a bad rap because we're like, oh no, it doesn't work. It doesn't work, but it does I mean even labs use the same technology it's just it's just a piece of equipment. So you mentioned the lab and obviously, if I bought something like this, I would still be utilizing a lab in the near term. Here was one of the things that Kinda Kinda caught me off guard I so I I called my lab admittedly is a mid West lab. It's an older lab with with older employees they are digital, they do they do have the ability. To accept a scan they said, their preferred scanner is the three shape. They said that's the only way we color. We can take any of the others, but it's going to be this black and white thing and I, you know. So I asked him some more questions are assistance get my crowns back faster is this going to lower my cost is going to be better and. That's then there's there's where things went sideways like You're pretty much. You're pretty much guaranteed to hire remake we are. We sure wouldn't wouldn't wouldn't send you in that direction if if if you're if you're choosing so that I that really that really caught me off guard like they basically didn't want me to do it. So I, know we talked about this behind the scenes and I think a lot of that has to do with. How you're scanning in particular, the inner proximal 's. Of A case because I think that's where if you're million your own crowds, you see where that can get you in trouble you really have to get very clear definitive inner proximal of the adjacent teeth. None everything I mean the the lab should be able to draw margin. They're already doing it. You know. If, if they're scanning impressions are that sort of thing it's it's. It's just it's the same thing as if you give them a crappy. PVs impression you have to so is the black and versus color your you're I'm talking to someone just does that matter? No, tell me no, the time it matters is color distinction for them I mean like we use it a little bit for shade matching with the Prime Scans but it's more. Can they see where the margins versus tissue? So that's where the color distinction is but I mean we at black and white all the way up through blue cam forever, I mean we got color at first I couldn't see the margins to save my life because I wasn't used to the distinction like black and white was easier for me to read, and then you know just takes practice but. Anytime. You're pouring up I mean labs hopefully are a little bit better than I love my team. So I'm not bashing my team by any means, but they definitely do not measure the perfect water to power ratio when they're pouring things up like there's always that margin of error anytime you're GonNa pour up a model or PBS is not set perfectly or you get dragged like you're limiting all of that. So lab to see that actually pretty shocked. Because most of the time, they eliminate somebody of those models, and if worst case they print their model but did you print the model? Yes. It caught me off guard as well. Big Time I thought they were going to be like you know yeah that that that sounds great. You know but it yeah, I said it really really It really caught me off guard. So I guess it led me to want to ask you guys this question. For the doctor that has been impression for a long time like myself. Where what do you need to change to me to maybe be better for scanning? I've always heard that you know impressions can maybe get some of those really deep yuckier margins better or the if you can't really you don't want scan like a flame tight margin what what do I have to do differently as a as a proper as tissue prepare to make a successful transition, choose to to digital and critical had I'd love to hear your take care of style allow you to answer this question I'll. Say. Please, answer. Thank you I. Just, like a impression, you don't want any Hemu don't want any water on the margins. You WanNa, really dry nice fields want to be able to see your margins clearly. So however, you do that like I personally don't pack a lot of cordite don't use a laser. Because I can see my pretty clearly. So an even those margins I would much rather scan those and try to get an impression any day in those margins light it's a big thing. So depending on your scanner, if it's how light sensitive it is, even we've had that evolution in Sarah the Omni Cam was a lot more sensitive than the prime scan. So before and this is just all camera technology. Sometimes, we would turn the lights off. Make. Sure. If you're wearing a headlight or the overhead light, you turn those off because late is probably the biggest thing, and then again, just do scan at properly getting those inner proximal contacts are huge. But truly like my assistants do the majority of the scanning and they're so good at it, we have a young team and they're all very tech savvy and they just go in and do it and I'm out of they're doing hygiene checks so. D- do you have to do you cut a different margin than if you were doing a Pfm with mental margins? Are you cutting a different margin for your? Okay Nope Margin for everything and shampooer margin for everything or some kind of a shoulder ish margin. Kevin same. It's A. slightly. Different. Deeper Shamsher. Is I can read it is this autumn merging? Outer thing. Is, this. OPPO. Down that YEP. Okay. All right and it's worse. I mean the only Kim Camera is beautiful the biggest differences between that and the prime skin, the prime scans faster but the camera, the prime scam cameras actually it's bigger a little bit bulkier. So took a little bit of a transition to go from the Amish Cam because it mean you can get great second molar distinction. Because that camera head is so small. So, would you would you guys scan if for some reason they took away your mill said I can't mill anymore would you scan? Guess. And plus. I mean. We really need to speak to Zack's. Es costs money out a lot of money. Or Algebra. All adds up we. Cameras paid off all my impressions are quote free. I'm not paying for on Syrup cloud them. You can make some arguments about that. But for the most part, it's free. Okay, we got bit those upgrades Chris mentioned. Yeah. GotTa you. GotTa, you gotTa pay for your upgrades. That's GONNA. Cost something. Yes Support really comes in so like if we're Sarah Club so our upgrades are automatic. Monthly fee and and like when you buy a new machine, you get bumper to bumper warranty on most things unless you throw camera on the ground and drop it but. If there's the you know the issues that arise because again, they're just computers than those are taken care of. But if you were to buy used on CAM that was out a warranty, I don't think you can transfer that support club and so that's where you know you can't upgrade. Well. I've got a lot of it. They love it I can I mean? No one wants. I tell you the one of I think one of the main appeals to me is the whole I've always heard Mike Tollett talk about blowing your prep up like ten X on A. On a screen or or eleven x one of those. And that being a real driver to. to better prepping and that that's an appeal to be getting better and seeing that and getting better as that's an appeal for sure that that sounds that's also the the fact that it's a gateway maybe it'll take me if I start here, maybe it'll take me to their that parts in appealing as well. So in two thousand and eight when I got my red. Cam I my my thought was one day in the future no-one will use impression material. Like fifty years from now there'll be some young Dennis on some podcast. It'll be holograms are saying and they'll be like remember when those guys used to put that goop into trey wouldn't you know? It will be as foreign to them as a rotary phone is to my nieces. You know so that that was one of my thought processes. All right. Very good. What else Chris what else to a? What else do I need to know? I mean you have such amazing resources if you're going to do it, you just gotTa die then. You got a good point there. That's that's the best point that the Sur community is so vast and so giving not only on facebook but like see docs and even old Donald Town it you get in a jam like I've I've texted. Rich before when I got stuck on something and he's like You idiot this is what you need to do. It was nice about it but you know. To, be able to have those resources. Amazing. Okay. Yeah, I making them daily. So you know Mac Jones who used to be on this Hashtag no failures Okay. So let me ask you is this follow up question let's say by this thing and in you know three to six months of Mike how man you guys are so right? I'm this is the best thing I've ever done in my entire life. What is it? How much time I have to spend to buy the mill or the whatever the oven I, whatever else you need what if I want to start making my own stuff? How much? More how much? How much bread do I need Kevin Chris. So the great thing about dense waste on is if you already bought the equipment, they do a really good job of doing in programs. So ecorse course like ended their year calendar year or that's why Serono world around those times they tend to do little bigger promotions but there's normally some incentive to trade in your equipment. So a new system these days if you're just buying it outright if you go for. Everything like multiple ovens and the big Mac daddy mills and a prime scan. You're probably looking around one, sixty, five, I think somewhere in there and then of course, you have taxes all that fun stuff that goes that and then you can get in a little bit less depending on what you want and so in some of that, hopefully, you have a dealer that's really going to walk you through what are you looking for? Are you gonNA do glass ceramics? Mostly, you're gonNA, do Konia I will tell you the more you get into it. It's definitely one of the most humbling experience in the world, but you will grow so much and then hopefully, just WanNa? Do it all. So that's where I if you're going to invest in it, it's easier just to start from the beginning and have that as one payment and then go for the CONAN ceramics and be able to do whatever you want and grow into it then not. Kevin how about what if I? Would what are the? What kind of like of mill for for Serie Koneohe? What if I, if I really piece together like a real Zach style unit, you know really went. Really. Went bought a bottom of the barrel usable. Hey, this works a little bit used. It's all good what? You could go to a website called www dot ebay dot com. Yes. Exactly. In. there. and. In my probably be able to find a mill there too. But the problem is. You know cobbling together and making it it work. That's what sort of you pay the service club for when something. Yeah. It's not a a club kind of guy I'd the monthly fees like my most hated thing. In in ever that's I. I hear the Serra. Club I I'd that makes me. We pay dues and we have an annual party. Oh, there's a party. Okay. There's a party. That's why surround world. Already. Not This are Allah. I'll ask Powell Chanda viral. He's usually a good cobbler for yes. You'll hacks. That's right. You'd be able to. It'd be able to do that. Zach. You know we're going to hear from you in a couple of weeks and yes, see what you decided to do and I will report back I'm. I'm still thinking. thinking. But Christmas is providing more more compelling arguments and she didn't berate me like rich. Or? ME. Or you there you go. All Right Chris. Where can we find your parody videos? They're definitely on my youtube channel most of them are on my website Ostlund, dental dot com or my facebook post on facebook. And I gotTa Say I watch Chris Perform live couple weeks ago. It was very impressed by your voice we talked about that. Your and your talent. So not only are you a great dentist. You probably should sing in a band somewhere. I WANNA be a lounge singer when I retire pretty very and then the prime butter crimefighter by night long. Day. Yeah. I'M GONNA beg. For. Minors and Chris. Adlon on Heaven Fryer. Thank you for listening and. We'll see you next time. Thank you.

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Ep 76: The Argument for Weird Al

Two Less Lonely Girls

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Ep 76: The Argument for Weird Al

"The NC question yes we are to adult burst. Guess we love Bieber and that's why publicly stop America GonNa be you too. We Love Justin bieber clear. We're not be okay. Welcome back everybody to lonely girl. That's great. Oh my God you're already Rosebud. You're fired now. Just getting hi guys it's Korean here. <hes> <hes> Rosebud is in Los Angeles because she wrote for the Ah Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin and she has to go see her insults be slung at his face is amazing to me that and this there's just current talking out rose about it. It's amazing to me that Alec Baldwin hasn't been canceled because I mean he's just outright. I mean he basically everyone knows that he hit can basing our and he also like really eldest daughter a notorious <hes> phone message voicemail. I don't know if you remember that. He called her like the pig or something. I didn't hear that the only one person who's ever called me. A pig is <hes> comedian Mike Racine so shout out <hes> giveaway. She's doing the Baldwin's like what what are the chances Haley's there so yeah that's true Haley. His Dad is just outskirt clergyman or no he. I think I think I think we might like that that part of the family more than Alec does because he doesn't bring the heat doesn't bring shame to us and we'd Alec Yeah Allison Interesting Guy Though he's one of those guys kind of in like an Art Kelly way in that like we all know he's up to no good but we just have that's Alec Yeah Yeah Yeah it's embedded into so anyway my Rosebud and I decided because she's now she's now by coastal hostal <hes> and I haven't had internet or cable in a week which is almost the same thing as being by coastal. We're going to have guest co hosts for the next several weeks and who better to do that then the members of future pop sensation me also so this week we're starting with Olivia vessel. Hello this is great. I'm very excited. I I have a problem with strangers so I felt like I well. I know personally but then I was like let's just playing favorites and so I know I work with your boyfriend's. WHO's a comedian so I was like that's kind of like is knowing someone because at least I know who you tolerate a small community yeah yeah about the same people anyway yeah so we learn a little bit about you which which spice? Where are you <hes> well growing up? I always like to be sporty spice pony now that also no never picked Turtur yeah baby I get it okay. She's cute ginger whatever but like no one ever wanted to be sporty spice and I was like Sporty I stand by you that is true. No one did ever want to be sporty sporty and after going to London to see them. She's now besides posh my favorite to this day. I'm like I feel really proud of the fact that I saw that as a child silence yeah you're a hero twenty nineteen before twenty nine thousand nine happened. That's great okay. <hes> an in me. Also what kind of have you figured figured out because you've got you guys have roads. That aren't there because we're guys. I'm so excited about this group. It's really fun. We we all just immediately you were clicking and we kind of have our own little energy in the group. Yeah I think my thing is. I'm just overly excited about everything I did. I did notice so you came in with a such a positive energy the fact that you data stand up comedian. I thought was very funny because we're you know notoriously known for having real poor depressed sure sure yeah we we didn't talk about that too because I think I am lucky in that like if I have friends who want to stand up comedians. I'm like don't do it. Take a mess and I just feel really lucky that I happen to be dating. The one comic who I feel like is in like that I mean his jokes. He has jokes about like food and animals. It's very funny that you say because I walked into the showroom last night and he just had audience members shouting out items. Yes that's his thing and I was like. Did I walk into some kind of a preschool getting to know you. Exercise Key likes to say he's the diner menu of Comedians. He's got a little bit of everything and none of it's that good. I didn't hear that last part but that's great. That's it's all it's all. It's all food in animals. He goes around. He'll be like Doug. What's your favorite food? What's your favorite animal? I mean it's it's very different. Oh my gosh he's <hes> he's like a well adjusted adult who is silly. His jokes are silly okay. I I understand that now because they definitely silly energy as well yeah. We're very we're idiots together now when you start it did he was he a comedian when you started the data yeah yeah it's Kinda cool 'cause we we met like five years ago almost and and he was like doing open mics like a couple times a week and and he and I look silly songs together and stuff and we together and we've all making some I play Ukulele of course the white girl Ukulele clearly vibe glasses and and so we would just write silly songs together and then but then cool dating someone who like I can kind of zoom out. I only see his act like you know once every couple months or so I try not to see it too often so it's cool to be able to track like the open mic to the show occasionally now he I mean he did like five hundred twenty shows last year. Oh my God that's really cool to see him. He basically like lives. At this club called the lantern he looked managers shows there and stuff so he's MONOP- about him. I want to just because I know and then and then I also know that part of the reason talking to him last night and he said that you guys <hes> actually on your first date discuss. We're going to be discussing today because Rosebud eyesores hi so we're when I had the concept we'll introduce you one by one or possibly two by two for some of them <hes> to the members of me also and I wanted you know every episode is kind of about one thing idea or incident in pop culture that means a lot to you and so when I e mail delivery asking her she said Weird Al Yankovic Jankovic that's right <hes> who she wanted to discuss and then she also did add that she knows I don't respect for the record. Don't like Weird Al L. AT I don't I just I and this could be my issue. I fail to see I know some people really love him like you and actually you know famously lin-manuel Miranda's and actually I was going to talk about that. Yeah Okay so ten out weird Al I love this okay so I guess it worked for Minimum Aranda. I was taught junior talent management and talent managers assistant at a place called Liebman entertainment for five years before I went into comedy Limo Miranda one of our most famous clients. It's I knew about Hamilton like years before it happened because he had been writing it and really liquid not accept other additions and so I just knew that he was working on this this thing and you know he did a little one song from it for you know Barack Obama at one point and it was like we were just waiting and waiting and then tickets finally when they started doing previews at Joe's Ah at the public not Joe's pub the public <hes>. I just remember telling my mom like 'cause I know money. At that time I was like we gotta go and the rule was always is if I let my mom come with shows that she would pay for the tickets and I thought that was a great deal to like do like my mom and and so I was like we have to go. This is going to be the hottest ticket get in town. We have to go so I haven't even seen on Broadway. I only saw it at the public. which I thought was just like that yeah so yes so weird out you lin-manuel Miranda's <hes> and you're gonNA convince me yeah? I think if there's anyone who convinced you it's you you have a great energy. Thank you thank you. I feel very passionate about the median house me like what what is there about pop culture and I'd say like I'm not. I don't really follow pop culture that much okay. Don't I know faces really well but I'm really really bad at being like Oh yeah. This person was in this movie and this movie in this moving also worked with this person. I'm so bad that I just don't fuck so you can just it's very and then but then beyond that or like in my brain I can see the things the roles that I've seen her in. I know what I know her from but in terms of discussing thing it I'll be like oh well because she was also in that movie with that one person. Doing you know I'm just bad data Christmas. Yeah exactly got it uh-huh but so I was thinking about it and I was like you know there's I. I'm an actress I could like talk about like movies are actors or something that I'm interested in but when it comes is to music I think the weird Al is like I think he I mean he gets a lot of respect from his like Nisha group but I who's in his who is in Weird Al Oh he doesn't really have a nickname for his followers. There's not like the the believers guy. There isn't the Lovato so weird yeah okay. Oh I thought I thought you meant there was like some kind of a collective of people already. Maybe there is because the starting quick who else says parody songs I mean at this point like Youtube Stars. Yeah there has to be someone like only island is growing Yup. It's it's different than he does it together that that I bet together. I don't know about that but I think but I think yeah in terms of like parody songs they tend to be like one hit. Wonder kind of situations and Weird Al just amazes me and I think he he gets laughed out a lot. He's kind of like the carrot top of the music world yeah. He's kind of like people oh yeah no sure he's great but he's like the schick thing or he's I just think he deserves so much more respect respect then he gets because he's so silly <hes> but he's I mean think about it. He he started like seventy six when he was seventeen years old. Oh I didn't no no he was been around. I mean he has like a four decade career in the music industry and I can't think of any other artists who've been around that long a- ah like okay so like Michael Jackson Madonna Yeah we're wasting and that's what it is 'cause like <hes> not to mention that he doesn't have any like scandals like what do you know about his personal life yeah you you brought that point up and I will agree on that as far as having a real oh clean slate but not being like you know overly woke or precious about it because there's more like so clean and talk about how clean and amazing they are and you know those people have corpses is in their closet totally. I don't believe that when because like when George Takei had like some bullshit out on him I was like you're so obnoxious online of course yeah bad but for Weird L. The one thing I do know about him is comedy partner <hes> for guys we fucking sorry about last night Christina Hutchinson she when we're making deals she always always tells me about how weird Al was offered a really big. I believe it was for beer a really big beer superbowl commercial and he turned it down even though it was millions of dollars because he was like no young kids listen to me and that's not what I WANNA do and we we do use the weird owl technique for us because we don't we don't don't promote like tobacco alcohol or like cheap sex toy types yes or any weight loss pills even though we use all of those things are shared sure hundred percent. Don't we know publicly endorse US every one of those things. I WANNA be clear about. We don't we don't endorse I said because that's not the message that you want to have in people's ears yeah and I'm a I'm a almost thirty four year old adult so I know I understand what my limits are. I understand understand things that I can handle and if I had had that shit in my ear it when I was sixteen I think I was still had a good sense of self but who the Hell knows total title what Addiction Road I would have gone now and I think I can't think of any celebrity that doesn't have some kind of Shit in there 'cause it you know and so for him to have been relevant relevant for forty years and he doesn't like people don't really know about his life. People don't really know about his kids and his personal life in the these gone through and he he he is vegetarian and he's Christian but like no one knows and I feel like folks so as Hitler. Both Vegetarians and Christians can get a bad rap for being like shoving it down your throat a little bit. Yeah and people don't know that about him because again he's like he's going to try to stay family friendly but not in an obnoxious way away just that data's brand and he knows that that's what he needs to do to like maintain the following that he has and to make people happy that he that he cares about. I think thank you let me hit you with us. Maybe we know about anything in his life because no one cares that valid might be true <unk> but I don't know but I think of the weirdoes that do care okay like if you do some digging when we could we could struggling right now and we could try to dig up some dirt <hes> <hes> Gulf War. I started googling yeah. We need research break. Oh yes I know you stir used are googling but I'll say the only thing because I've I love love him so I've looked into him and stuff before but I a lot of people don't know this about him is that he I think he was like back. In the early. Two thousands <hes> both of his parents died from carbon monoxide poisoning like suddenly dropped dead one night and like people don't even know that I feel like most celebrities that would send them into US holy. By how old was he. Was He living ten years ago fifteen years ago. It was like an adult I'm using until you're like Oh my God I'm like I I would. I would be like Oh my God. I'm a multimillionaire yeah and I couldn't even like my parents aren't even living in a home with proper carbonate one exactly and it was like not it wasn't like they had cancer and he had like timer prepare for it or anything you know it was like completely sudden both of them at the same time and he found out like hours just before a show and he did it and he did his fucking show. I don't I don't know of many people who'd be able to do that especially considering his subject matter and he he has to be so <music> over the top and Wacky I mean he's like kicking his legs in the air and stuff and he's fucking hilarious guy his parents tied still on Samarra kicking it like we use rice at during that show is video footage of that show he just I mean not that I know of you just you just puck and did the show and made everyone laugh and just has brought a big smile to everyone space but he what he says about it is that he's grateful that he that he is who he is and then he had the content that he has to turn to <hes> he he just started a tour of like his biggest album at that point okay and and he finished the tour and I think so many people bowl quit towards for so much less <hes> and and I think I think it's because of the comedy and this has Kinda WanNa talk about about like why I love him. So much is because I think I think theme for this podcast is definitely like <hes> how how nice it is able to turn to like the fluff sometimes yeah how you kind of need that and you can't always be like trying to save the world and listening to NPR podcast and sometimes it's nice to turn on the fluff that that is the point and I'm so glad you really do Nazi like I I think I make myself very clear points. I am trying to make where things I'm trying unlike people will then read way more into it or into it or just sideways into it with both the podcast I do and that's exactly what it is like. We started this obviously last year. I was personally dealing with every week the metoo movement on Ah guys we fucked and it's funny I was dealing with it because I feel very honestly like blessed to not have been raped which statement to be a woman and twenty eight nineteen but it it was just so heavy and yeah we've we've like guilted ourselves into thinking that every moment especially as like a white person. Who Do you have like a pretty nice life? You just feel like you're walking around and you're like I shouldn't be enjoying anything until everyone has a home I and a job and is off so easy to get caught up and all that stuff and so I think that's why people love pop music we love TV shows. That's why we've been shit and I think comedy is a huge part of that and I think there's been such a huge comedy boom lately like th I mean it's just every everyone and their dog is a fucking comedian. It's accessible content I always I think it's the art of the people because it's I mean there is certainly pretentious comedy net but there there's a there's so many different types of comedy. You don't really need any money to make comedy. You don't just rely on it. Yeah and I think that Weird Al Anyway away kind of did that for the music world and no one else was doing that a music is a it's so and like even even pop songs I think music it takes itself way too seriously and and weird Al took nothing seriously. You know I think he he takes that seriously also unite he ah he wants to just like Brighton People's Day he just wants to be that silly stupid thing that people can just tune into and zone out and laugh and I think that's so powerful and he's been doing that for forty years and you go to his concerts. I've been to like four or five going out because yeah I think I think <hes> do you not childhood like why he wanted to make people happy you know I don't know I wonder actually if there was like some deep dark shit in his trial it or something you have something that I know yeah what I do know. Is that <hes> he. I guess like a traveling salesman. Els Men came through his is down. Okay alling accordions okay. This is the most weird thing you've ever heard and so oh his parents I guess they could choose between piano or accordion. I guess and his parents were travelling salesman or just like the traveling salesman I guess he was coming through selling stuff and he was also GonNa be teaching classes at the school or something and so here's he only wears he. Where is he from <hes> Midwest somewhere Downey California? Oh no I didn't know that I like about it yeah every type of places in California totally but so he so I guess his parents had chose the Accordion Gordian because what's the thing that they say it's so funny. They said it was going to be like the next big thing and rock or something. They had this vision that they were like. Oh my gosh this. This is like no one else is doing this this is this is the next big thing like show Biz Jon Benet Ramsey household. I don't I don't think so I think they just wanted their son to learn an instrument okay yeah and they chose Accordion. Probably it was silly. Probably it made them laugh who knows and then an and so he studied it in school for a few years and then he was getting better than everyone else in decided to stop studying with anyone and then just kind of self taught by listening to rock bands bands and listening along because yeah you learn the whole Elton John Album and the yellow brick and he just on the accordion which that is impressive impressive in and of itself because accordion complicated complex yeah. It's like piano on crack okay. It's crazy because I've never even attempted. I can play an as you can play the violin I can read music. I tried the flute. I don't I can't do anything wind. I get migraines. I yeah so I and you know violins certainly a difficult instrument to be really good at and the for some reason like the piano can play a little bit in the Mike and read music but I have my keys march arched like a little baby so I can't imagine like being able to do the rhythm of the in and out and then also the key is like oh he buttons I oh I don't I don't know I've always wanted to learn the accordion. I feel like that's on brand for me. Should I want to but my my little brother is actually a professional trumpet player. He does jazz trumpet a bit and I have a very musical family <hes> but I told him a couple of years ago that I was interested in learning the accordion and he was like live does so fucking gin stupid. You know how difficult that is. He was like you might be good but there's no fucking way in your twenties. You're just going to pick up the accordion. I was like all right. Okay Ms Music theory ingenious over here all right. I know some people aren't look different levels. You could learn it. You don't have to be ordinary at everything everything of different kinds of little things I could probably start with a children's accordion without all the buttons and it's basically just piano at that point because they're heavily true according to her heavy right yeah yeah I picked one up. There are fucking their intense and he dances around the stage. I mean he so he. They were together as a band for a while and then they got a keyboardist because because he was like oh I wanna be able to focus on singing more age. Ya Go became a band so now they have like a keyboardist in their hairband. Does he have the same people with him for this the heck yeah so he's like timber and like really Louis totally. It's really cool to to consider that like I mean I yeah. I don't know how interesting this is to other people but it's definitely one of the reasons that I love weird Al because that band if you think about it they're playing the songs of like every single genre do Amish Paradise from gangster's paradise all the way to like a surgeon Madonna's like a virgin and then they do they. They do stuff in the style of nine inch nails which I don't know if you've heard that song but which one do the parody date so this is one of his originals he read they dial yeah but they do it in the style of bands so he has a song called germs okay and it's like I feel like if you're going to like a song but that's the one that's I think think your entry point to weird. Al Okay should listen to germs. It's in the style of nine inch nails and it's like there are Lova me like it's intense. It's really funny. It's fucking silly and stupid because he okay so. I think that's my problem weird. AL's a person I've honestly only heard really positive things about but for me like there's there's a lot of great people in the world you know who have done wonderful things and that does not necessarily mean that you deserve fame and success I think I I think it's like you. You know hopefully like your destiny or fate will turn out nicely I so I guess my issue as an artist is that he is really known for parodying and just I think it's like when I know how to do something. I'm not impressed by it so yeah I already song is a lot like my mom and I actually like for like school projects or something would always like wait a parody song or like parody poems like party is of like the night before Christmas how the grinch stole Christmas. That's like I would do that all the time <hes> so I think because it's something people would be impressed. Bless you Alfie. People would be impressed but I think it's because it's something that I can do that. I don't find to be that difficult I right. I think that's where my lack of respect. Well okay so these are this is my this is how old debate that so <hes> a lot of people I mean <hes> ah so many countless fans will send word ally uh-huh and he I love his approach to this. He does not accept anyone's ideas for songs rape because and this reminds me have a lot of comedians that I know where it's like if someone else has thought of it even the idea of it. If there's anything else like that then I'm not GonNa do that because if anyone else could think of it then it's not me <hes> so he he will only come up with ideas that are his and I think a lot of people right parody songs a lot of people ah but not only is he writing his parody songs but his band is basically transcribing from ear they listen to the songs and the songs are like perfect when when we were all song start. You don't always know that it's him <hes> you don't until he starts singing and then you're like Oh. This isn't this isn't my Sharona. This is my Bolognia. You know so it's like I always think so. It's cool to consider like the band actually has to be incredibly credibly talented because they can do every other bands stuff respected Camille Camille is yes so I think that's something that I think he earns is a little bit of respect for in my book that he's not just like he's not just writing lyrics <hes> that they are and he'll do the music videos as well almost shot for shot and okay has directed a bunch of music videos for other artists. I mean he like yeah I think he he doesn't make for Ben Folds and and yeah and I think I think a lot of artists will reach out to him especially. If they have like a funny idea for a music video. There'll be weird al a few he's done on and he has so much respect from other musicians. <hes> like the music world considers it a rite of passage when weird out parodies them like Kurt Cobain rain when when Weird Al did smells like Nirvana the paired hand smells like Teen Spirit Nirvana was like Holy Shit. We've made it <hes> like weird Al's covering covering on it's like this is because it's my I always my goal has always been to be mentioned as a part do in Adam Sandler's Hannukah song got heartbeat heartbeat but yeah the day that'll be it. That's always been like all know I've meaning when I'm in Adam Sandler's Hannukah song so okay I under I understand that that is cool and I mean to play devil's advocate for to myself. You know it's like a lot of people can parody songs but a lot of people can write regular songs too but I don't like shit on regular regular music. Yeah I think it's I guess it's just because it's like Oh what is like when you say like what is the weird. Al Style is weird Al Sil- like is there a signal like. Do you feel like there's a signature into his silliness that you can be like this feels weird al I certainly know his look his ass fetig his hair has glasses shirts. I get that developed <hes> <hes> but as far as like the difference between his comedy and another person's comedy. I guess maybe that's a question I yeah I mean I don't know so much in terms of like the choices that he makes lyrically <hes> but I will say just his staying power like again. Most parody songs are like one hit wonders but the fact that he's able to sustain that evergreen yeah. He doesn't do a lot of stuff it. He just you know like if he's talking about yet. Germs or amish those are kind of error green concepts. They're not concepts that are and I'm surprised though because even with like Amish Paradise I like he's never been hit with like people be out stuff yeah and I think it's because it's so silly that it's like almost obnoxious. You know what I mean. It's not yeah I think a lot of Comedians I mean and who knows if he were to release that song today. People might have a fucking heyday with it but yeah he's. It's so obviously a joke <hes> that you would be initiate to get offended by it. I think sometimes comedians get hit with stuff because there's no I'm joking right. Now like I'm talking is that this is my opinion yeah. He did not doing Burley's things about like abortion right right yeah the lighter topics do you have you seen because I'm on his wikipedia page. I haven't seen it yeah yeah. I haven't there's nothing snow Seattle scantily stuff. There's MIS attribution and imitators what has a screen shot of lime wire WPRO guideline wire that takes me back showing a large number of parodies mis attributed to Yankovic and it's Yankovic right okay because I know he's a kid yeah <hes> wrong as well numerous misspellings. Oh yeah often history name is misspelled and thus mispronounced yankovitch among other variations ends much much to the disdain of Yankovic these MIS attributed files included songs that are racist sexually explicit or otherwise offensive yeah okay and he's he's very open spend about saying that he every single song he's written is out like he doesn't have like a vault of he's not going to be prince or he's not going to have like a vault or nine when when he dies because he he follows through he has an idea and he does it and he releases it and he's actually this is another thing that I think okay something that I really respect him for as like a business person so it's funny to talk so seriously about him because he's so silly but <hes> but he when and <hes> I forget which album it was but <hes> he started releasing a bunch of songs just on Youtube and he would film these music videos and just get them out because he was like in today's age age. You can't wait to get the album complete because by the time you it's not relevant anymore. That is so important for hardees you have to you have to do it. The next day is exactly and you have to be like the first thing up there so he got fucking smart with it and he got in touch with like a college humor and Funnier die. I felt like a bunch of the different like comedy comedy video sites that there are <hes> and he did this whole thing where he released an album it was like a new music video every day for a week wow and he and he did it with a lot of different platforms so that because he didn't want the weight of it to kind of be on any one person's shoulders or anyone entity shoulders so he spread it out and and it was so fucking smart because then everyone was talking about it for a full week and every time like a new thing was coming out and <hes> and he he just did all of these like Internet releases is and then eventually put them on an album sure but but he was like honestly like he got so much success from that that was his biggest thing he was like this is the wave of the future and he was like I and he he also also he produces things on his own. I think he has his own label because he that would know while ago yeah he got sick of that and he was like I want to do this my <music> own way and yeah so he's he smart in that way he's like controlling his own stuff and he's he's in charge charge of the things that are being put out online and he's <hes> and he's like marketing in a really smart way yeah he's in control of his own doesn't have you watched his a his. TV show or the movie said Yes wrote and starred in the film UHF. What does it even stand for <hes> so it Ohio at Stanford? It's <hes> it's supposed to stand for the like radio waves. I don't remember what it stands for released internationally as the video from. UHF CHEF is the funniest fucking movie ever. I grew up watching she met hung it like once a week. My brothers and I would go to the video store and we would get that all the time. It's so furniture and is in and Michael Richards. Okay plays the janitor of the so how Philip Philip's Yahoo is good friends with weird on. Actually we've seen him. He liked tours with okay so it's for him yeah yeah if you guys are not <hes> not familiar. emo Philips is kind of an an iconic alternative comedian who you might if you see him or if you do a quick Google but definitely should know Philip says and that that makes sense knowing that they are friends that if dot actually if I had a list of Comedians I'd be like Philip Santiago assigns. It's a funny movie plot. He's just this guy who's like <hes>. He's just he's like the straight man but he's injured our weird al he's a dreamer and you can't keep a job and he's just always his mind is always going weird. Okay <hes> but it's cool because the plot of the movie because he's such a dreamer than he has all these different things that he's imagining where he's you know so then they parody Indiana Jones okay. He's you know he's like trying to steal the thing and the big rock doc is chasing him okay silly so he he uses that as a way through this character's imagination to parody other movie plots <hes> but again yeah yeah so then he then this character <hes> he ends up owning a small television station and it's like against all odds okay becomes the hottest thing and a little wins World Yeah Okay Huber Winds Yeah and he does all this television programming which is just fucking ridiculous and and that allows them to do basically a bunch of different sketches of different television programs okay they have have like the wheel of fish where they have this guy who used to live above weird. AL's character the like taekwondo instructor who's like it's fucking lookin stupid but they like spin the wheel officials like all. It's like it's fucking stupid and he does a lot of different sketches in there. It's funny movie. You haven't seen this movie. The faulk in water an hour and a half came out in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine the budget was five million immed- six point one million not bad so Yankovic Stars is George Newman shiftless dreamer who stumbles into managing a low budget television station and surprisingly find success with his eclectic programming choices in parts parts spearheaded by the antics of a janitor turned children smile originals. That's Michael Richards only speedometer. He provokes the ire of a major network station that dislikes the competitive upstart. <hes> oh the title refers to ultra high frequency analog television broadcasting band on which such low budget television stations often. We're pleased in the United States okay that's cool that's cool and it's silly and it didn't have great reviews when it first came and said Yeah but since then it's like a cult classic it's similar to like rocky horror picture show or <hes> you know one of the one of those cold the room okay and Fran and rusher plays a newscaster on his radio station which is funny 'cause voices so like news casts your voices have to be so so let's move so clean and they hired her basically because they thought it'd be funny to have a voice the newscaster I love I love and the cameraman is played by his name Yeah Billy Barty. I think okay a little person and he's you'd recognize them. He's like the little person and a bunch of movies but it's funny because he's the cameraman so she's looking down. It's just it's like so silly and so many different ways yeah I kind of like let let like a against all odds like let's make all the wrong choices and so <hes> yeah oh and he was on an episode of Scooby Doo. That's why he more than anyone that I can think of has been in like every TV show he was on the simpsons. He wrote a song for homer and marge. Oh He's been referenced it in any short like I'm sure there's an episode of friends where they referenced him because there isn't like everyone knows him and even if you don't don't listen to them and you don't really know his stuff you know you know him. You can recognize him by looking at him yeah <hes> so I was wondering because it looked like he hadn't released an album. Since two thousand fourteen gene Burns doing a strings attached tour two thousand nine hundred which I saw it's amazing saw yeah into till stadium. It's so he's still he's still selling out stadiums and he's sixty years old. He's turning sixty at the end of our and he literally is still kicks his leg above his fucking head I mean he is running around that stays around around. He's so he's just you wouldn't know how old he is because he is okay. I feel like I wanna I wanna I wanNA see a concert of of his. I will take you. I mean yes ninety. Two so nineteen seventy six starts I mean I'm looking at his discography. Obviously I'm I was born. In nineteen eighty five five the first thing that on his discography that I recognize is nineteen ninety nine's running with scissors. That was my first one as well. That was my introduction to it. I I have a couple oh brothers and they were obsessed with him and I think it's a great for a brother sister like daily. I my whole thing my whole childhood was like impressing oppressing my older brother who bullied me as a kid. He's like Oh stupid you know so so when he liked I was great. I will listen to weird Al Okay has to H- so running with scissors and honestly I think this is why Joe and I are together. My boyfriend and running with scissors comes out my brother is obsessed with it. We listen to it on the way to school every single day and <hes> and the end of that album there is a song called Albuquerque <hes> it's eleven and a half minutes long and it's a story song and it's just fucking ridiculous. There's hardly any singing in it. Is it about Albuquerque New Mexico or okay yeah yeah. It's just a fucking story song and I memorized the whole thing. I was like I I mean this is like me as a child being like the most fan girl I've ever been where I memorized that entire album. I'm like they're impressing. You're you're like an older brother or sister is on such a next level. I think even surpasses doing doing something to impress a romantic. Oh possible romantic partner I think so I think so it was almost like a father figure kind of of just like I need his approval respect his approval yeah and <hes> I memorized that whole album and then also I loved it myself you know so it was I wouldn't have done it like he played video games to. I'd never try to learn play play the video games with him. Finally you like something that's tolerable bagley exactly this so I- memorized Albuquerque and on all these years later on my second date with my current boyfriend I- Weird Al came up and I was like Oh yeah I know I memorized Albuquerque and and he was like no way girls don't like weird Al what just so I know so I just like started singing it and he was like okay. Okay you can stop. I don't do the things the key I'm begging. You and I think that was like it. He was just like Oh shit like this is a girl who likes weird al where when do you find that yeah so yeah yeah we we've gone to where we're at all concerts three or four wheel concerts together. The strings attached tour was really cool because he did a bunch of songs. He doesn't normally do in concert because he did them with <hes> like symphonies he did them like a symphony orchestra so it's a bunch of songs that he the don't the sound really great on the CD but they he just doesn't normally do them in concert because okay hard to replicate them and is he doing one at four so stadium. Could he saw multiple nights. What's his appeal liking then? He did a couple nights. I WANNA see how many P- unless you know if the top of your head so I wanted to see how many were associates I'm always curious fucking huge and like to is in the audience. It's like kids five to eighty five because it's a good thing like for apparent liked nostalgia to be like Oh. My kid isn't know what visit I can't. I'm not going to take him to like a Bruce springsteen concert 'cause they're not gonna get it but I can take him to a Weirdo and it's closed fourteen thousand seats for associates and it was packed yet. Everyone's in Hawaiian shirts big trader. Joe's convention of Crack Pool is it was cool and every other time that I've seen him we saw him in <music> in. Oh Fuck what the fuck in King's theatre in Brooklyn. Oh I saw garbage there. It's a beautiful theater. Get Her theater. We saw him there that was when he did a tour last year. That was just originals. Only a ridge less people came yeah. It was yeah it it was I didn't even know it was crazy and he <hes> he rarely does things like Albuquerque live because it is eleven and a half minutes it was fell but so he we were like okay originals like Obama's Albuquerque and and he starts his intro to a song and he's like okay okay normally do this one. It's a long story song. Some of you might know it from a different fucking song one about being on a bus and Joe and I'm a boyfriend and I we like all right. Well you know maybe next time maybe next time and then we were like if he's doing this long song like he's going to do another one and then immediately after that song he did Albuquerque and the whole crowd you could tell the whole crowd was feeling the way that we were. Yes manipulated you. He's okay that it makes me cry. We cry you hold hands. Oh Yeah Oh yeah we were like swaying all these behind me hands on my hips. You know we were fucking. Oh My oh my God wow that song so much I listen to all these songs now. It's gone spar by Yeah Yeah. Kids start with germs. Oh Gosh feel like you'll you'll get it. Oh my God and then <hes> well. I'll do my own. Maybe we can in a little bit in there. They don't WanNa Lake. I don't WanNa ruin it for you. I don't like it. I think our Senate Irene on people like I get it if you you know it's not for everyone it is really silly. That's the thing I I have a problem with silliness because there's multiple reasons like <hes>. My brother is a little more silly than me but I can get away with my brother and I would say like silly like my. I have come from a feeling that we're like we love comedy comics accepted but like we're not especially my mom is really like not into silliness. It's like frowned upon and so so I guess there is a part of me that thinks of lake silliness as like a lesser comedy when I can see reality. I don't think that you know being compared to the long now. I don't think that's true at all. I think that <hes> silliness is this really beautiful thing that so many adults lose and so if you're able to you be silly but I think it's like so few people are able to be silly onstage and then be a functioning human being in real life yeah and not like I'm getting tired. Oh yeah a lot of people who are silly are like immature or annoying exactly yeah. You can't turn it off even like you know God wrestle but like a Robin Williams. I couldn't exhausting around people like that because I always feel a bit lift left out and comedy in a good way just because I'm a real functioning adults like I truly am. I have my shit together and I and I appreciate weird because it's like it seems that he just really early likes to make people laugh and have a good time and that there's no he was slapped in the face repeatedly and run away from that he has a family. He's a normal guy. He he has one daughter is a key the daughter it said one Nina is his daughter and then. Do you know anything about his relationship like his marriage orig- <hes> just that it's good that I haven't heard about it like it. Suzanne they married in two thousand and one but after being introduced by mutual friends bill is just like the most normal thing okay and <hes> yeah and he doesn't you know he doesn't do interviews where he talks about his family and stuff you know he's his and in interviews. It's I kinda wish that he talked about himself more like opened up <laughter> but he's so silly that he's like. This is my public persona and I think it's a bit bit of a wall where he wants to be a normal person and yes to have his own life and you know he's like I'm weird Al Now and then you can go home and like the Brady Alfred Fred Yeah Yeah I think so and he I mean I think what you're talking about like with the silliness like but I think that that for you it was pop <hes> that for you was like the spice girls the that your way of doing that we're for me like I that for me was was weird Al and I had like like so I kind of mentioned this a little bit in the audition also but when I was twelve I was hit by the train. Oh thing okay imagine thing yeah I would like these overground trains in Salt Lake Ray grew up and it ran a red light on my car. Oh I got to talk to you about something. Okay Great <hes> but yes so <hes> so it was tough. I mean it was I was twelve. I was the summer before Seventh Grade Shit. I have scars on my face. My face was like shattered. My nose was completely been though that so there's above ground trains where you like play. I just didn't know I was I was in a car driving. Oh Rain Ran. It's fucking read like four cars at pass through the intersection Cronica Salk so we were just t-boned and it just hit exactly where I was sitting Shits Chits and my family my little brother was in the car in front of me and he got like a scratch on his back from the seat belt fuck and my mom went down the steering wheel and had like black is uh-huh. I'm like a bump on her forehead. Some spinal stuff years later that had to be taken a herniated disc okay so that was a big deal a few years later but but then each hit exactly exactly where I was sitting and the door like caved in into me went down on it like with the whiplash so my face went down onto the shattered window holy you should feel like my nose was shattered and I I wear makeup. You can't really see it. It's been like fifteen years since then but I have scars all up and down the right side item. I say Oh my God I have to draw in because half my Iras and grow in I like could have been blinded. It was like really I mean wow. That's pretty that you're alive so yeah exactly and it. I don't remember any of it because our brains are. I was GonNa ask you like do you remember the moment or the failure you just you just like like blackout. Yeah okay okay. I remember like everything up to that point that day and then just waking up in the hospital and it was a weird sensation because I was like I knew what had happened to me physically physically my body knew what had happened to it when I got here by using really traumatic surprised to be waking up in a hospital okay like something fucking happen but in my body okay but I was like okay mom like what what were the facts of the thing that got me. It was like I knew it. My Body knew it yeah but I didn't have the memory of it Asia so and I was like Oh that makes sense makes sense. It's probably good that you don't 'cause I would imagine that'd be like a lot of PTSD experiencing. If you had this kind of vision of a try I feel fuck tuck in lucky honestly like I wish I could like trade places with either my mom or my brother because they have the memory looking back at me and figure they just Wash Guy Shit Yeah. My little brother was eight years old at the time 'cause fucking intense. I can't imagine what that did to his psyche that but you know that I had years of it would be funny. My friends at school would be worried about boys acne and I'd be like cable. I have a meeting with my plastic surgeon and my lawyer after school so you know I hope you said Ah surgeon and my lawyer about train law so are you like do you are trains triggering figuring for you on it for a while. I was like fuck this. I'm never getting on a train ever perfectly fine. I mean I can move on the MTA now on it's it's been awhile since then okay. It's fine but I think like in that time what I remember most it's about being in the hospital and like healing and stuff is laughing with family. That's what yeah <hes> yeah and and I think weird Al was like a huge gateway to that a- and <hes> and just being able to like turn on a weird album and listen to that on the way to school. I'm not worried about the boys or the acne or the scars or like my arm is in a sling and I have to lake where a big floppy hats and my to protect my face from the sons. I don't burn my scars ars link should that like no one entering seventh grade just already like the toughest buccaneer exactly I mean seventh grade is one of the years I remember most just because it's like wouldn't you know my friend group split between the girls who cared about being popular in the end the girls who just kind of like doing our own thing girls care about not opping popular the ones who go the other direction and full crappy now wasn't that wasn't like mean about it but yeah. I was just like whatever everyone's doing <music>. I'm doing the opposite so I guess I'll wear my shirt and not inside out of your recipe Warren guys I think for me that was comedy because I was just I like the fact that I could just be silly and not care about anything else and just anything I think a lot of comics have something in their past with a lot of people people who drift towards the comedy arena have something in their past were they. <hes> you know they like need the comedy right and I think the I mean yeah. It really got me through that time time in having something that I mean also since then my older brother used to tease me all the time yeah that really snapped him into shape. Oh Yeah it was like Oh shit. I almost lost her Ashby Nicer than real nice to me. Since then a near death experience all you just keep on your car but so but then it was nice because then when weird Al was like a thing we can do together <hes> and it wasn't. I didn't feel the need to like impress them anymore. And then we could laugh together an and my little brother and I we grew up doing theater together and we were in the same like children's dance theatre together and he and I when we get together we are so fucking silly he he makes me laugh harder than anyone we just we just like giggle the whole time and we like play hide and go seek in Costco's and you know what I mean like. We were fucking stupid together. We act like children and I think it's really really important for adults to be able to tap into that when we were saying you know and I think it's important especially for adults who have their shit together and can like run their own business and our fucking mature and can take care of shit to be able to tap into that silliness it because it's being an adult is is overwhelming. No one teaches you how to do it all of a sudden. You just getting like I mean I like purchase a home in the fact that someone gave me a home is while you know it's it's truly wild and I mean I'm asking questions like okay now. How much money has to be in this bank account? And how will I know when to pay this mortgage. You know now and it's and it's great because along you realize just everyone is just kind of like trying to get through it because like no matter how stupid of a question I've asked no one's responded like that's crazy and half the time I was writing asking because the people forgot to buy a lot of people aren't good at asking to a lot of people are like I'm an adult. I don't need to ask yeah and I'm confident in the level of intelligence. I have like I'm not an idiot. I'm smarter than the average person however you know if I could choose anything to to be like I always say I would choose to be smarter or Funnier never prettier. It's like honestly like I think I'm like yeah pretty enough that you know write these those other things would help me more but it's just it's it's just really funny. How will especially with comedy girls who are funny? I feel like people are always like will she must be cute like that. That's the stigma where it's like. She is the kid or something and I feel like that. was that was the thing for me. I had all these scars on my face. I was young with all this shit and so I was like okay but watch. This guy didn't in have because it's so funny that you say that that you felt that way because <hes> <hes> well number one. I love to tease your boyfriend. I'm like if I was a male comedian. I I would just have a hot girlfriend every every month median house like the hottest girlfriend so you're waiting to me but when you walk in because it's like not only are you. You're very pretty but you're also really talent like a really good singer and you're good at dancing and so I think oftentimes people go well if they can do that if they can quote like normal like why would you bother being funny when I think being funny is the hardest of those things and the coolest absolutely absolutely and it's the one profession where you have to be even more talented if you're attractive because you're working against that and I genuinely feel lucky lucky that I had this horrible accident happened in my life because for a long time I wasn't a pretty girl yeah you know what that feels like because it's Dooley's tap into that and I think like we talk about race we talk about gender we talk about financial status. We don't often talk about going through life as an attractive or unattractive attractive person and its concept share. It totally does very interesting and I think like you know if people my whole life have been like Oh. I can't even see you the scars <hes> and I'm like but that's almost like worse because it's like well. I am scarred right. I want you to see my scars and think I'm beautiful. <hes> like not like Oh. I can't can't even see the scars or like the scars but you're still beautiful ray. It should be a no I see your scars and I love your scars and they're beautiful and they make you you yeah yeah so oh so that's been a big thing for me and my whole life and I I've always felt a need to like I mean as I decided I wanted to be an actress the summer I was hit by this fucking train so right before summer theater camp <hes> and I was like this is it I love this. I was cast in like a melodrama as like the young girl. My first line was but mother I can't help it. If all boys fell in love with me at first sight like I was like that fucking and then I was hit by a train and my face was shattered and I was like Oh and I had this moment in the hospital bed where I was like okay. I cannot do film then I was like okay. I'm just resigned to this. Theater is going to be my thing. Fuck everyone who tells me I can't be an actress <hes>. I'm still GonNa do this and then I started leaning hard into comedy <hes> and I was like I'm. I'm just GONNA be like an entertaining person. I'm GonNa make everyone's Day happy. I'm going to be the hardest worker because I was like. I don't have this to rely on my looks or whatever that thing is <hes>. I can't can't be the pretty girl then I'm just going to have everything else going for me so I'm writing deniable and then and then lucky for me my scars have faded a lot and <hes> and if for anyone who thinks that I'm pretty I'm like fucking. Thank you is because my whole life I wasn't that wasn't my focus at all and that's what that's what makes you such a captivating person when you walk into a room because I think I'll take it's interesting. They're like vibe that a pretty person person has when they walk into a room and it's not necessarily conceded it. There's there's this an energy and it's like when you walk into a room. It's like we see we have is so he can see but you are bringing so much more so it's not it's not like the most noticeable thing about you. Oh which I think is great. That's cool yeah. I would like for it to be like Oh inches cute or like yeah. I know I wouldn't people trashing rushing you ready to say I'm GonNa go oh. You're lucky that I'm even like a seven. I mean come on. I didn't even I don't even need to put lipstick on today. She said absolutely the fuck <hes> yeah and I think for me like weird. AL was such a huge part of that where I could like tap into that silliness and now so like i Joe Oh and I together since he's like a comedian and a writer and an editor and I had this background in like acting and dancing and singing voice I mean you guys are person show over there. It's ridiculous so we have our whole. Living Room is a green screen. We've got camera lights and sound and everything that we've been producing these silly sketches and we wrote these. I have this character that I used to do. All the time and stand up shows <hes> am I do it every now and then it's called Olivia's corner <hes> which is like. I'm like a children's TV show host. It's it's very peewee Herman Comfy Cow. I love that I like dress up in a clown suit and my Ukulele. Is it truly happy or is it like death to smooch because I love his as little. It's a little depth this new show so kids could listen to it like I. I was a nanny. The whole first year that I lived in New York. I loved the songs <hes> there's there's layers to it looks like a kid could appreciate it but an adult is going to be like yeah. It's so like we have songs. That are <hes> if kids don't if if it's not for kids because they just won't get it right. We have a song that's called. You can't get a job with a face tattoo. This is coming full circle because literally the reason I I wanted to talk to you about concerning a man with face out to you from Salt Lake City serendipitous serendipitous. Is that can't get a job. That's why he's a comedian yeah yeah so I mean look for against tattoos is just like if you have a face tattoo he's going to be you know and he will agree with you. I'm always like you need to buy stocking cap on these tattooed can see because they're going to work for you. Buddy are songs are like four kids but for adults so it's like we have an ABC song called D. S. four divorce. ooh My God a song. That's like dealing with bullies where I get. I get hard with the kids you know and my advice is like well yeah. Everyone's GonNa tell you to tell someone. Can you talk to your teacher something but my advice is just punch him in the face yeah just like fucking one punch yeah and then they'll start messing with you so it's it's silly. It's like four kids but it's it's four adults so I'd do it in stand up shows every now and then and and it's cool that like my boyfriend and I connected on this weird Al thing <hes> and then that's kind of what we ended up doing and honestly like if I was doing that the rest of my life I be so fucking happy if we just had our own production company and we're just and integrate musical comedies you can make the contents yeah. It's like especially if you have that set up in your living room. That's so that's so great. This is some you'll see full circle. I honestly you said you don't I have a podcast and there are so many people with podcast who are really bad at it and you're very good at this was a true joy. We want our didn't even care I was looking at I was like this is great. Eight feels like produced in the best way episode of cereal so as you know we end the show the same way every week Eka what is making you feel less lonely this week I think me also yeah new girl band so happy we had one girl who wasn't able they come to a hersal last time she DMV on instagram. I yeah and I was like Oh meet up. You like I'll go over. What we went over? We can get together view on get together. We haven't yet but we're planning in the group yeah and she's kind of went out of all of us. I think has the least background in performance or acting thing like that. She's Elise Lis Polish and I say that with love because we we all notice I mean you better you know of well into our. I'm sorry early into our thirties. I'm very open about my age not trying to ruin anyone else's career but we walked in all my God like if someone can harness this comment from the sky she has she's. He's GonNa be like this. Beautiful beautiful girl discovered doing karaoke. Yes yes yes. It's very like Mariah glitter. I feel that yeah okay so let's makes me so happy because I yeah the joy that I experienced going to lend into see the spice girls I was like this is that was what I had been missing from my life and even then starting this podcast getting into Bieber again you see Justin Bieber books in my <hes> you know bookcase my aunt Warhol all I'm very into like just Americana culture my spice girls candles and so with making me less lonely. This week is actually I moved so has been the first week in my new apartment. The move went terribly. That's okay though because I don't I tend not ought to appreciate things if I don't have to like almost die <hes> mentally emotionally getting them so I think it's all going to work out. All my possessions are in hear my dogs and here me and my dog or and here that's all that matters <hes> and I get really stressed out so I started taking baths because like in New York City you really rarely have a nice bath and my bathtub. I didn't notice this when I was looking at a place it's deep. It's really deep. It's the kind where I'm five foot three and a half. It wasn't even like a selling point for you just discovered burdette because I haven't taken a bath in years yeah. I can't even fucking imagine I was like I actually covered a mosquito bites because it's very overgrown outside and I didn't even know Oh that you could get the mosquitoes lurked in New York City but apparently they do anti like I was so stressed out. My Body is completely bruised because I'm one of those people who picks up a doc. I'm strong but my whole body like you can see the marks on it and so I took a bath like every night for three nights in a row and saying that Simon Song from the Mike Meyers this character from snl like I really wanted hard and I haven't had also because I haven't had TV or Internet so I'm just like thinking of what what did people do in olden times and so I went to just Dwayne Reed on the corner. I got this big thing of like Mr Bubble and I just took like three baths and row I lit candles. I always like see these things on instagram of the people who live these like bath lifestyles. They're putting those like boards you know the trade the cat the bath tatty trays over it and I'm like who the fuck owns a bath cat he he is like you've made it made it when you can climb into a New York City and not feel scared for your health and I was like blown away and I was like this. These bass have really been like making a difference. I look forward to them. I'm still doing work. I've eaten like full meals like bowls of soup in it. It's comes in and I was just like this is the kind of stuff that I like forget. Someone asked me yesterday like what are your hobbies besides comedy and for like fifteen minutes I was having in Hong Join. They've really didn't have an answer and I have a lot of interests pulling the fuck do I do. I go to conventions. I like horror. I go like I go to festivals and conventions because because I'm like I do a lot of stealth but like I was like. How could I not answer like how could I not answering? What is my hobby anyway so your hobby now? Can you feel as lonely he this week and I think it's a it's a that's a real lesson for me. Because I am a big picture person. I can always get big things done but I lack a <hes> an ability to to enjoy kind of like the little moments in life and I really need to do that and that's something I want to work on in this new home and having a dog has helped with that a lot the uh he eats inside of a bunny rabbit of equal everyone if England anyway I wanNA give you see you should listen to germs okay now germs and Albuquerque obviously because I love for one hundred percent and then Rosebud okay needs to listen to there's a song all about horoscopes ooh malaria. It's like that's your horoscope scope for today. Okay and it's so funny okay very funny because I love it. You came a specific assignment. That's really appreciate the horoscopes that okay is it called horoscopes or yeah yeah okay well. We'll find it. I'll send it to her in Los Angeles also be on running with scissors okay. Maybe not though okay so guys listen to some weird. Al Rosebud Rosebud is always at Rosebud Baker on all social media. I'm at Philanthropy Gow. What's your handle at via vessel? Va and then vessel like the blood vessel hot yes <hes> and is Jimmy shows besides obviously the me also showcased will probably be October show yeah. I'm very excited for that. <hes> no-shows no shows but <hes> you can check out Olivia's corner on Youtube okay. I have a few against editor. I'm very proud of these videos. Yes very well done. I'm Olivia's Libya's corner on Youtube and we have some other sketches under scrambler okay. It's spelled how you think it'd be spelled. Scrambler Win Blurt S. Q. Hugh You I M B L. Ert Okay <hes> L. E. R. B. L. U. That was right right now. We know for sure okay yeah so we have. We have sketches there and then Olivia's corner so that's really cool. I love that I love that so much and guys. If you WANNA see us me and Rosebud. We're GONNA THAT'D BE IN TORONTO. I fell forty two <hes> bill. There are passes and the also be single-seat tickets. Keep adding show so I guess the ticket sales are going really well in Toronto. Oh so if you want to get it onto that get on that <hes> against Jeff L. Forty two dot com where one of the forty two it's what else they Rosebud Baker in Fisher so that's September Nineteenth Twentieth Twenty first and twenty second I believe <hes> as of now that'll be a mixture shows some and Rosebud Co headlining stand end up and then some will be to less girls live which as we mentioned we're going to be doing like a star search so if you want to be included on that at us on twitter or Hashtag I t. l. l. g. tips and then we'll also be at the Rhode Island Comedy Festival in Newport Rhode Island <hes> which is October tenth. It's the Thursday we're on day one of the festival such good festival. I highly recommend you going even if you can't see us. We're going to be doing two only girls lie there. I believe as well and then also doing stand up and then me Karen I am going to be headlining at Zanies in Nashville <hes> October eleventh and twelfth. It's a Friday and a Saturday late shows nine fifteen pm. I'll also be at levity live in West Nyack New York on <hes>. There's a date there. I think it's an October I just posted something on my instagram so just impressed. She's you're doing this all by memory. I have a visual memory so I was kind of like looking at as poster in my listen my asked I think guys like staring at a calendar know. We're really dishonest so disorganized slayer so no that's that's impressive. TOBER THIRD IS WEST NYACK NEW YORK. That's in and that's the big cool mall levity live Super Fun. I'll be with Justin silver for that and then <hes> October thirteenth is my next residue C. Date with Christina. You Know Hutchinson a caveat in New York City and that's that I'll be adding some more towards probably because I haven't left my house. I just like I just decided that I couldn't talk tour after touring for two years straight anymore and so now I'm here but I gotta make money again so pay that mortgage it's happens every month apparently got a really prepare for that. Thank you so much. It's been such a wonderful episode and I gotTa say you did a really excellent job. Thank you so much for having warming my heart so weird <hes> <hes> so yeah you guys look here from Rosebud next week with another member of me. Also <hes> have all three songs written and stay tuned for more on that. Thank you so much you can follow our producer through my Kasich rally

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"They do you have when you want to combine two words because you're too lazy to spit them both out a Portmanteau with Eric Henry this this episode was chosen by a poll on twitter. The poll had infomercial infotainment benefit andbranch Selena the latter two had zero votes so I think someone is trying to tell me something onto the winter infomercial information plus. Commercial it's actually a more recent version of an earlier Portmanteau adver to`real as an advertisement and editorial which Miriam Webster dates back to nineteen forty six now most of us up late at night or at different periods reads the day only to see things that will quote unquote make our lives easier just portmanteau so commonly used that we just throw it around but what isn't infomercial. Is it a sham well. Is that a romp appeal product so wonderfully covered by weird Al Yankovic in a song. Song Mr Pope he'll or is this something used even by a presidential residential candidate well yes the personnel infomercial was vitamix blender in nineteen forty nine however they didn't really catch on because in the nineteen sixties the Federal Communications Commission F._C._C. and the National Association broadcasters in Aby set limits on the number of commercial minutes allowed per hour program. They also required that all commercials be clearly identified as such. Many of today's infomercials would not meet that. Standard however many advertisers did use cable as an outlet has the restrictions were not applied there. Now things started to turn in nineteen seventy nine when the Justice Department sued the N. A. B. IN U._S.. V National Association of Broadcasters it was an antitrust he trust claim and stated that limitations allowed on commercial minutes per hour artificially inflated prices by restricting the airtime availability then in nineteen eighty-one the F._C._C. Lifted the prohibition on program length advertisements. On radio and this was followed by the dropping its code in Nineteen eighty-two infomercials fully returned to Broadcast T._v.. And nineteen eighty-four after President Ronald Reagan's F._C._C. lifted restriction on the amount of commercial time permitted during the broadcast day Eh over the years in commercials have been used to sell all kinds of products especially expensive items that take more time to justify the price they also have been used for televangelists another Portmanteau psychics get rich quick schemes. And even Ross Perot used them in nineteen ninety two and again in Nineteen ninety-six presidential campaigns infomercials have become so common that they even have their own networks corner store TV access television work and G._R.. T._V. as well as the shopping happy networks like Q._v._C. Home shopping network every hour of every day has an infomercial plane somewhere and they don't appear to be going away anytime soon doc knife smokeless ashtray. Thanks for listening. How about you? Do you have a Portmanteau.

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Strokes, Ranked

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Strokes, Ranked

"Dead cast is brought to you. In part by lifeproof makers of action ready phone cases designed to let you live full time. So what does it mean to live fulltime first surfboard shaper abor it means getting up before work to finish off the final sanding for musician. It's pulling an all nighter to dial in and for podcast sir. It's spending every free minute recording interviewing and mixing feed hungry families living full time as making time to pursue what you love and lifeproof keeps you creating with cases that protect your most valuable tools your phone whether it's waterproof free the agile next or the streamline slam lifeproof cases let you do what you do without hesitation so my friends start dr living full time go to lifeproof dot com slash dead cast and say fifteen percent on your life proof case <music> <music> thumbed back having some filled they have still as back back and said dead drew. Roth you ready for a little flirty summer fun bag. It was fun and flirty like a fun summer. Look that we can play with indeed like i i have my my son dressed on my coral sandals and i'm skipping across the beach ready to have the summer hunt. You look amazing man. I know that i don't say that every time we record and i can't see you because we're not in the same room. That sounds incredible. Yes it's a great great. Look embarrassed by the time you listen to this. I will literally be at the beach and what i do now. The beach is i stand on the shore and yeah well. I go into the ocean sometimes because i like going in the ocean but also if i see a dolphin and like a dolphin jumping far away i'm like oh my god dolphins dolphins dolphins. It's incredible that your 'cause every beach has a guy like that and i'm glad it's you <hes> even good eyesight. Call your if you say there's dolphins like its on distinctive and people will hear it but that's a good type of guy to be on the beach. I worried in in the past about like what type of person i'd become like if i was like i i think what i was like. Invite early twenties i. I've read the nine eleven report after september eleventh. I certainly read that on a beach. The beach read read moby dick and i think that's who i wanted to be just like an unbearable. I but i'm going to the beach as like wow this wow you like going through like wow. It's a real potboiler. Some there's some photos which can never be released of my sister and i reading it in pretending to crack up uh-huh because they're like like my wife has seen them. I don't know that my parents will ever be allowed to see them. They're still out there somewhere but <hes> they must never be released amazingly approach it just <hes> not problematic. That's real real twenty-three-year-old davey hours taligent stuff from an intelligent guy. I will never read that report but i was told that it was actually quite compelling in like generally well written for a dry government yeah. It was super read. I mean obviously looming tower or something is better because it wasn't written by you. You know i can bowls or whatever but of course it's good leg. It's definitely at the time. I read a lot of stuff about. How did this happen. And how can we prevent it from happening again and <hes> and it worked. It seems like everything's been fine since then so i'm glad i read it but it feels kind of academic. Now you know it's nothing. Nothing says some are fun more than talking on lord. We're taking your calls. We are raising none in the chugging massive acts of domestic terrorism jet fuel can't melt this fun by the way by the time this time this post beat the beach by will also have been coming off of career surgery. It's gonna don't worry biotic. Yeah knock on wood but i will have had ear surgery and i. I have to ask the doctor after the surgery. If i can go to the beach like i can go to a beach but i want to go by the ocean with a small head suture yeah. I'm interested to see what they will say. After the fact that's a good way to sort of set the table for asking if you can podcast to because they'll be like no obviously not and then you could be like. I have this other thing thing that i do every week. Ray gonna podcast and say poo poo and pee pee my buddy. Can i do that and they'd be like all right. Well sure but just not in the water yeah yeah i. I suspect that they'll i'm going to have to spend my time at the beach being like my grandma back when she was alive and shoots put on like the shower cap <hes> swim laps at like two inches an hour and keep her nickname keep her head above water but like her entire nick to you like like like the only like the water rose through like her breast bone and like that was it. What was she doing that. She was that that far out of the water just like laps it was it was a while ago. I mean it was if she's she's my grandma. I xe swimming almost exclusively breaststroke because it's the easiest glass decorating the one that i actually do in the ocean too because i don't have time to pretend that i'm like get that strongest swimmer in some way watch. I'm trying to get from here to there. You know may i ask. Could we rank the strokes before we do some fun bill. It would be delightful although i should probably recuse myself because i don't know how to do butterfly yeah but that's okay okay. That's all right. I don't know how to drive stick shift in a car. That's pairs so <hes> and we've already been over the fact that i can't whistle or snap. My fingers like normal. I guess what's good is our listeners now know about most of my defects i. I don't know if that's yeah. I know so many more defects to to learn about <hes> f you take this journey together but yeah are we making the strokes in terms of most pleasurable to do. Yes most pleasurable to do. Yes not in terms of like fastest because we yeah okay so my number one's breastroke. Mhm obviously are you are you okay with restroom is excellent the only competitor for me. There's backstroke which i think is cool sell. I'm gonna tell you something. I fucking fucking hate during the backside. It's a great it's like you. Can you feel like you're lying down but you're not you you sorta do but it's like especially if you're a swim meet and you're doing it. You guys were all the time about whether or not you're bash your head into a follow yeah yeah all right. That's fair and like or if you're gonna if you're gonna reach back and your break your wrists smack in the fucking concrete and all that so how to actual backstroke guys not do that. They're just they've done it so much. I think instinctively they have an instinct for knowing where they are in the pool council learning process. That's a fair point. Though breastroke is cooled. It feels like it's like a fun type of exercise to do and you can't use a grandma version where you're just like you can carry on a conversation the whole time while you do it you. You know what's better than backstroke is also hearing about backstroke is like you float. You're really float. You still get water. You know oh yeah it coming up messy. I think that's part what i like about. It is that it's like it's basically indistinguishable from like a just flailing around except for you do move like i liked like when i was a little kid kid i would like to be in the meats and like i would freak out during the baxter grace because i was like i would look like i'm backing up a car like to make sure i knew where the wall was at all times or like i would smack the lane line and and like all this stuff like you know what's better than backstroke. Is elementary yeah hell yet. I was hoping you'd say that elementary back stroke is the i think. The chiller stroke side strokes the even close yes the the <hes> the the back breast draw as it were. That's the very that's relaxing. I'm in the ocean and go on my back elementary back stroke. I'm not going to regular. I'm not gonna do you know what are you trying to win a silver medal at the olympics you weenie no. It's like elementary back. Stroke is basically just acting like jellyfish. That is extremely if we're allowed to frank that would be my number two. It's tight up with that number. Two and i'm gonna put freestyle number three in a book regular backstroke number. That's fair freestyles cool. I just again. I never was like a good enough swimmer that i did it. In a way that like i was never going totally straight. I was always getting some water in the various is not as fun. Do you do the freestyle. I do where you actually you. Don't were you keep your head above water. I mean when i was like and likes learning how to do it. You know they tried to do it. The right way and i sucked at it so yeah now. I sure i do it yeah so like if i'm doing in the ocean i do free sound like i'm to freestyle for a second and like like my head underwater for three seconds but then i'm like back then my neck water and i'm like turning with my arms like we woo. That's what are you. Who are you trying to prove something to. They are like just because you could doesn't mean that like i if i'm in the ocean. I'd like to know what's going on around me. If i'm going to swim into a large family or of whale well i like doing that thing where you serve you wade into the surf or you're running into the surf and then you do like a very very flat die because you don't want to hurt it yourself obvious server cheesy shallow dive under wave and then you do like three vigorous turns of freestyle like as a sorta warm up to to get it out away from the breakers and stuff like that so and then and then i can then i can just try yeah which is all. I mean that's like again. Most of it's not as obnoxious as the nine eleven report thing but like that's what i do when i go in the water at the beach is like go someplace and then like tread water and talk to somebody about the same thing. I'd talking to them about if we were sitting on a towel twenty yards away but you know we're we're wet. There should be elementary backstroke in the olympics. I would i would definitely watch it if there were if there was a an individual medley that was like elementary backstroke side stroke and then some sort of like advanced dog paddle thing for for sure where where would if we could put sides joke in here and which doggy paddle in here where would where would side stroke. Would that go above freestyle. I'm not sure i don't think so because freestyles fun side stroke is cool but it's definitely like energy saver mood lake to get from here to there. I'll probably i mean i think now that i'm at the stage of my life where i'm not trying to outswim anybody. <hes> you know what give your late thirties. You don't get in as many races a. I don't think that i do that many strokes more than i do the side stroke but it's not like it's just the thing that you do if you have to move out of the way somebody yeah yeah that sounds about right all right so i got breastroke elementary backstroke freestyle and then i believe side sidestroked then backstroke then backstroke and then butter. I barely counts. Can you actually do the butterfly. Yes i can do the butterfly but <hes> as i is on twitter i can do it like i can do to turn before exhau- its exhaust. It's insanely. Exhausted looks really cool and you feel really cool when you're doing it when you're bringing both arms ford and you're on the butterfly but really are mothra but it's <hes> it's incredibly fatiguing and i don't know how olympians do it. I i am mm aghast basically every muscle that you have into like and they'll do like a hundred and it's like like just one lengths of the pool. Just at twenty five would be just agonized do four four legs to two full laps. Just just can't even imagine. I'm not gonna do it again. It's helpful to me that <hes> i was. I never learned you know. I think like my dad was a high school and it was important to him that you know that i learn how to do that stuff and then i think at some point it was why well he's not going to sink if i put them in a pool. This kid is not going to the olympics. There's reason to teach him the butterfly. I'm going to go back to my book and and that's let me show you realize how it went. Let me ask you. Could you do it just <hes>. Could you learn by watching. Could you try it at the beach when you go to the beach. I mean you try to imagine how funny that would be though yes i yes. I absolutely could try to do it but it would also look like a fucking grand. Mal seizure like there's no yeah whatever there's a thin line. I mean even when you do it right. It kind of looks like a more graceful than usual seizure well. I like this. I was gonna actually. I was tweet this while i was stoned but i'm glad we made a whole podcast me lead the podcast by the way i know we're factor in doggy paddle breath but i changed my mind because i don't do doggie pat. I haven't done it. I mean it's the thing you. I don't think anybody has done it since they were little kids yeah. I don't i'm sure i we know how to do it like i know how tread water your especially treadmill training warranty. You're moving forward so once you're at adult dog paddle won't get you where you wanna go. Oh no t rex arms. You can't move a whole bulky beefy blogger body across a body of water. Let's take a break and come back over to the fun back. In marvel studios of injures endgame the remaining avengers must overcome the aftermath of destruction and face their biggest challenge yet finding the resolve within themselves to defeat thanos once and for all the world's greatest heroes will finally understand just how fragile reality is and the sacrifices that must be made may to uphold it in a story of friendship teamwork in setting aside differences to overcome an impossible obstacle get vendors in game now on blu ray and digital new on four k ultra h._d. Let's open up the bags this from from stephen who i've gotten forbes's question but i <hes> i still like it. Stephen writes an i have an advanced degree spent years in grad school post doc and currently work as a medical researcher searcher. I've spent thousands of hours of my life reading scientific papers analyzing data but let's say a parallel time line all the time and effort into being a football general assistant eating the tape and jon gruden helpless whiteboards. Could i have made it as an n._f._l. Coordinator or coach some forms bernie adams. We have so many bums rocks n._f._l. Coaches purely because smart people don't pursue careers coaching or they somehow we'd all the smart ones out could stephen the football coach without ever having played the game same role so i think stephen sounds like a pretty smart guy <hes> yes. I'm inclined to say not just because he's a dead cast listener correspondent. I think the answer is yes and i think you may be would have a hard time with some of the cultural stuff i mean. I think that's always been the the issue with like i remember. There was one major league manager. That like didn't play <hes> like even minor league ball. You've been like you you know assistant that was respected and all that and i think it just didn't it didn't work for him. I guess because he was managing the blue jays but also because it's just that's hard i think that's the only element lament that you couldn't really figure out over the course of years of study that likes identifying patterns and systems and like like learning their responses to them like yeah i think so i mean and the biggest argument for that is that like if jim tomasulo can do it well enough to remain employed then like stephen the medical researcher with like i got to say his chances are probably good yeah. I think that's probably right. Let me i think there are examples of coaches who don't have a playing career but i just can't think fan i thought matt patricia might have been one but he did play at at r._p._i. Yeah that's up. Brian bill might have been one because he started off and p._r. But <hes> but no he did he did kit al davis play and who's the g._m. In terms of being able to identify stuff there are a lot of guys sure but i think that the billick is it was a good guy to think about just in general but yeah very much seems sorta guy like some of it certainly like the the belichick thing is all all about having gone to some obnoxious. New england liberal arts school. Yes he went to westland and he did indeed play football. Where did man genius go. Oh that's questioning. There's all these guys don't look like people that played football well. That's just it yeah. I think i think it helps to have i think first of all it just helps on a basic level of played the game because that's true of anything. It's you know more about if you do it. That's very basic. I think in the in the in the case of football there is a will you never played the game sorta much easier. Yeah cop shit infiltrates the whole enterprise that makes it hard that makes it less likely for like <hes> a john podesta type to come in and and to boss people around you there's g._m. Or as a coach without without strictly purely out of research and not having had their their hand. You know what i i'd actually add one caveat to my answer because i think that's a really good point. I think you couldn't be position coach. If you hadn't played the game but i think you could be you like a general assistant type like if you're dealing if you're managing up to the coach and not like telling like correcting lineman on their technique that i don't think you could do if you you hadn't played like not eat doesn't mean you have to have been an offensive lineman to coach offensive lineman but like it sure seems like it would help right yeah. I think i think you could could do is you could definitely get in on the ground floor like middle school or high school like as an assistant or something like that and they build a career from there without having have a playing resume but you know you wouldn't instantly just like college and like and like go hardcore tape for five years and then be like go to identify headquarters and be. I'm ready to be an assistant yet. It's not like i watched people. That'd be fucking gerry faust first then you can. Maybe bill writes in whenever never i see sean. Payton on t._v. Has just the punishable phase of ever seen now that i condone violence granted i'm from atlanta or i said to my sister-in-law before knowing what he looked like she saw him on screen with that smirk and you absolutely know the one i'm talking about and she said that must be sean payton. His face looks punch so i need to know in your expert opinion who has the most punishable face in sports that we can do violence in all of sports in all sports and please. You cannot bring bring your prejudices to this like you can't say trevor bauer because trevor bowers out. I was thinking when he was talking about peyton. I was thinking about n._f._l. Coaches in its shink as it. There's no mike mccarthy now. It's true it's true. There is no my view always had. I think like that like a real element there. I mean it's kind of weird because i like him but like jim harbaugh. I think john harbaugh has a more yeah. Well yeah sean mugger mugger like jim is actually just like a like a crazy guy yet. Jim like always has his mouth open like he's processing like it's it's. His face is often the prescreened face when he's screaming. He's got the screaming face but it always looks like he's like formulating the reason to getting ready. I think the n._f._l. Coaches especially like this is a it's a complicated thing because there's the guys that are like they're constantly yelling unbalanced but then there are also the ones that look look like <hes> they style themselves as like a conservative members of congress like a john harbaugh sorta thing like that different level of of obnoxiousness snus what about sam darnold because he looks like me and i know no come on man. If anything i would i would love to. I'd buy him an ice cream. What about big ben there you go. That's a good one yeah i would love. I love to turn that face into a bag can ground show a bunch. I mean of all those guys do like. I like liked cutler in a way but that was a guy whose whole persona was like the dude you want to hit oh. Oh yeah yeah. I love cutler definitely comfortable face. Oh and you know who else does is drew lock so we can get your your drew lock tape breakdown breakdown now that you watched him in the hall of fame game. Would you see i i first of all. He wasn't accurate at all. It was very well and i said he looked like the lovechild of cutler and <hes> with someone else was james our it was not james holes our yeah shit. This is the part of the podcast where i go around looking searching your own. I wrote the love child of grit orig- jay cutler and grayson allen you grayson allen man holy shit yeah. I left you out of duke guys out of the punch ability thing because i was still thinking about the n._f._l. N._f._l. but you know what's funny is now the j._j. Rennick has respectable n._b._a. N._b._a. player and and brooklyn and over micromanaging imagine brooklyn parents like high fracking ta guy like along the duke is not within him yeah like i like. I don't i don't see j._j. Oregan automatically be enraged the way i did it too. It's incredible that that is that j._j. Getting asleep full of religious tattoos and becoming a hyperactive p. t. a private school parent in brooklyn somehow may j._j. Redick less punishable how it's r- amazing. How do you do it. You know duke just by law. Has some of the most punishable faces not only cherokee parks coach k. himself yeah oh yeah what about philip rivers. I you know a little bit but at the same time like i feel like you can't chance it mobile under one of those guys that i also clandestinely. I like them absolutely like absolutely see. He's a lovable bastard but he's got totally punishable his thing. I think it was you that told me about this. I always understood that he was good but i never understood <hes> like how anybody dealt with him because he seems like it. Just a crazy person and i think it was either. It was like he's actually supposed to be funny right yeah fun. That's like the thing that's what like bonds bonds teammates to him because otherwise the idea of like a guy shows up in the huddle and he's dressed like <hes> like every time philip rivers isn't playing football. He dresses like a henchman in in fucking roadhouse string tie on and like a polo shirt somehow with the bolo tyler. He's just like everything's wrong yeah. He's a pair of khakis but he doesn't always dress that way it is i mean he's i. I think the ways in which he's weird after he retires. Maybe they'll be one of those as you know like when a team finishes disappointing season. There's like one of those stories that like details all the shit that happened in the locker room that you can report during the year like the national law got one of those every every year. Philip rivers retires and everyone could finally talk about all like how weird he was. I think that story is gonna like. I'm gonna like light some candles and just read that shit. I'm gonna give you three more in the n._f._l. Because i'm way to n._f._l. Heading there i got ally uh-huh dan snyder and of course kirk. I have two yeah dan. Snyder is a very good choice. I mean once you introduce owners to the whole thing yeah yeah you don't wanna hit robert kraft and yet you kind of. Do you know what she did. Give me some baseball names but before i do i think i think think the big winner in all of sports and i can't believe nothing if some golfers too but <hes> sure there's golf's in there but the one that stands out in my mind is draymond donned who just got yeah. He looks like he wants you to do it. Yeah carter the secret to the whole thing. It's part of the appeal. It's like look. I can punch him in the face. He won't even be mad yeah. So why don't i just do that so as far as his gaze mcgann it. Is you know what you're you. Don't fall into his trap for for baseball. I i mean like chase dot leah's retired and i'm very biased on that but like just the name chase utley by itself and then also the fact that he was like this weird like red ass vegan vegan who <hes> spiked people like that's that's in there but one of those guys i actually kind of like people that have always sort of like as a mets fan and the people that have been conditioned to find punishable cole hamels or chase utley like i kind of liked cole hamels. He's got that like sort of smug preppy be looked to him but it's like i mean i think maybe we need to get to like a a a definition of punch ability for me. It's about appearing really smug and having kind of like a resting smirk face. I don't know i think of it that way. Somebody's by us think of like doc like a mouth breather yeah so that's i guess we're just and that make really just look fucking stupid so there's a lot of those in baseball. Yes yes why yes there are ryan. Braun fits under the sort of the smug thing and again another guy that i always kinda liked but as like a sort of a steroid user who has a lot of like <hes> like expensive t. shirts that also somehow look like tap out t shirts like that you know qualifies. That's hot yeah it is. It's not a lot of people can pull that off yeah. Weirdly the yankees are pretty light on now and again like i like him and he's a met but todd frazier. There's a guy like always looks like he's doing some rowdy and his mouth is constantly open <hes> yeah and he is a he actually both pretty punishable guys <music> a really do sincerely want to punch each other. It seems yeah well. We should make that would be really nice for everybody dana white how 'bout them i would yeah rear naked choke. He's at that. I will like u._f._c. vibe there too. It's a good thing that all of those people working work in getting punched business because there's a hold like different trench of like punishable flat brim kelly dude. There's so many of them. I think that you have seen w. W. w. e. sort of cast for that w._w._e. More so because they literally cast but like it's like you know. Does this guy have the inherent like find punch ability to be just in instinctive thing. The way obscenity is so it's like person just naturally gin up feelings news of violence when i look yeah wrestling. They're always have to be a couple of guys that are like that yeah most like. Let's take a break. Come right back back. Adam writes in have you ever had the experience of ruining solan for yourself. I remember feeling feeling like a serious critical announced to myself that had made the perfect pop song in take on me now. I can't even listen like as he god because he like diagrammed it too much. I don't know i actually i do have a story about this but if you ever ruined a song for your cell i'm sure i have yeah well just by listening to stuff too much well no but that doesn't count <hes> you know everyone. Everybody plays a song into the ground and then they can't ever listen to again like i can never listen to like fountains away again for that reason i maybe it's weird like in terms of like over thinking it to the point where i'm no longer getting the pleasure from it that i used to get. I think i've been pretty good about like pumping the brakes on that so like while i'm sure i have because anything if the question begins have you ever ruined and then it refers to so you the answer with me is almost always going to be yes shit but i can't specifically think of a song at this moment that like i completely trashed for myself i karaoke once not that carioca train not the one where almost died but ages ago is in some i was was in some private room with like my wife and a bunch of her friends and i put on. I put on desire by u._2. And saying that and got like all i'm doing like i was really drunk and i was listening to myself sing. It and i'm like you're doing this fucking horrible yeah. You're doing a really bad job and ever since then whenever i hear the song song it's a good song like you know. You're like hiring out your performance of it in your head. I'm not hearing it but i'm thinking about the fact that no one said anything to me but i'm sure there are like druce gone way too overboard. That's so incredible you. You cringed yourself out of liking. That's i mean that's how you would do it. That's how you personally would do it but it is also how one would do it. That's incredible. I respect that sells also like those also during bano is just a generally insufferable man but he has like define periods of in suffer ability yes and like desires during the round era when he was like perhaps his most intolerable because he was doing that jack white thing where he thinks he's like a blues yeah yeah yeah we're like fringe fringed jackets and stuff and it's and so makes me think that and so it's like oh really sinks infant that is because i one hundred percent agree that that is the most unbearable version of bono but then consider that he came back with the wraparound shades like the blue blocker bio of like was it though also like the arch like berlin bano is i mean and i love those records. We were listening to that. We listen to zero when we were driving around in maine and its remains like it's a very good record to drive around to. I like that record but that's also a preposterous artistic statement for people who are way out over their skis in terms of how young they are like. He i remember during that phase and i i really light oxygen baby. We sound like sports. I remember <hes> welcome back to. There was one time during the grammy's were bano won a <hes>. He won the trophy in these keep doing what we can to focus the mainstream. Oh my god no and then also he was the guy who who inducted bob marley the rock and roll hall of fame posthumously and i showed this albert benico nico he nearly but he was like at the end at the end of the bano put like jamaican accent and he was roster man shaman augmon jamaica and her by cheered and it was like oh god sweet baby he's thinking about. It is <music> very unpleasant drew. I don't care for even a little bit dude. If you watch it i i did i did. I did show albert he was like oh my god gracious <music> the idea. I mean think about how much you have to be feeling yourself to do that. Like first of all to be like well reggae legend like i should probably do that should be the one inducting him me the the irish rock. I'm the guy wrote a war and boy like those are things that i suppose bob. Marley also wrote about let's do that but then to put the that is not to get too like bill bill simmons on you but that is like a heat check of all checks the idea of the i'm almost done. I haven't embarrassed everybody too much so far so like time time to say ira accent it was it was uncomfortable as like the the nightclub speech laurence fishburne gives in matrix to like it's just it was just that like where you just want to leave the won. The gold standard for that to me is <hes>. Have you ever listened to like tom. Sharply breaking down billy crystal's jazzman routine no but i i can already sense that that that would not be all boy like this something after katrina. There is like a big like one of those. There's like a comedy cares things. There is a name for him. I forget what it was called. Relief and billy crystal went out there and did a whole routine didn't even have any jokes in it in like a louis armstrong voice yeah and you knew what it is and one point. He's at the toilet toilet so it was sounded like turlough it. I think about that like once a week fucking hate it yeah. I could see that that would be bad well now. You've ruined billy crystal for me and i was just so terrible. You'll never see forget paris the same way <hes> second break finish up <hes> we're back closer closing up before beach time body me writes in and i do know the answer. This is there anything left. I can do that would make me the first man in history of mankind deborah. Her has has everything already been done. It's not a raven done. The team is silly. Goose yeah roth. What are you definitely their stuff to do not just because we keep inventing and do things but like yeah. There's i mean most of them are bad. Probably most of them are bad or most of them are unrealistic like like you could say well. You'll be the first man to fly well. That's right less not going to happen so but the minesweeper i answer sir was the first set for the mars that hasn't happened so yeah <hes> that seemed like a very obvious but then in terms of like actual accomplishments here on earth. It's it's like as long as there are some new things to do. It's a lot of them are are really bad yeah or like or just very ordinary. You don't even realize it like if you're the first man to eat a perfectly square cheeto yeah you know you may not realize just an anomaly in the bag. Just very basic jason or you might have walked somewhere. No-one else's walked not because you're like sir edmund hillary or some shit like that but you just happen to have trod upon a piece of lancaster bertha's very big as many people on it. It has not all been covered by human footprints so you might have walked somewhere. No one else has walked. I have not because i'm a suburbia rebellious. I this is the sort of thing that i like because i have a child's mind. I still think about stuff like this but it's like everywhere. There's nowhere that i been. That's like really even very hard to get to yeah. No idea like walking around in like acadia or whatever and be like. I don't know if anyone's ever picked these blueberries before. It's like a fucking fucking dutch guy. Did it earlier that day because he woke up earlier than you as a and it's like a better acre. It's almost too specific as like you. I was at acadia acadia national park. Just this past weekend and i did deep pick a blueberry and of course i was a first man history mankind to eat that particular blueberry at that time but no one else will ever get to do it but that doesn't mean check yeah. That's why there's so many blueberries. It's a pretty large park. Chris rights into actors and actresses and t._v. And movies use their own own phones or there's a scene that requires them to be talking on a cell phone or do you think they use a prop though chris i i hate to tell you chris yes. It would be cool if they did. I feel like there's there's you read about stuff. Sometimes we're like actors wear their own clothes in a movie yes yes. I have heard of that. Yes i remember the one that i remember was <hes> after reservoir dogs like when michael madsen was briefly a big thing like tarantino man those are all his shirts these like translucent bowling shirts with like sleeveless undershirts underneath and like yeah. I believe that that's i think michael madsen probably still dresses that way but like it's amazing mike michael madsen is either in a tarintino movie or in like one of nine thousand directive ilyin yeah like don the dragon wilson action movies replaced catcher number is incredible because he was. I think people thought he was going to be a big star and it's like he can really only do like one of two. Do things kind of like look like fat elvis and like kinda look skeptical yeah or just beat the shit out but it's like yeah you can definitely want him to do too much and you're not quentin tarantino like you should be making your movie in like belarus just to make sure vital questions question two weeks from a._j. Jay just trump like weird al yankovic no i bet he has i think he probably has some sort of feud with al yankovic yeah yeah i think he would instinctively any sort of parody he would just find unserious in unaccepta- he's a nasty man and yeah and it's serious and whatever yeah oh i actually confirm a red. <hes> is sort of sacrifice. I make for the podcast the the cover story in new york magazine this but ever. It's a biweekly. I guess is about ivanka and it's pretty unbearable but it does does confirm. I believe we had a question some weeks ago about whether trump has ever changed diaper and in the story it is mentioned that he never tainted diaper not just because donner eric either that in fact he lived on a different floor from them and that his relationship with them is that he would get up super early and and then the kids would be brought to him before they went to school and he'd be like don't fuck up and then they would just go then they would go and that was it that sounds about right yeah. I could see see him like like looking over his kids like a dog. Show judge like feeling their coats in like making sure they're nuts are like hanging yeah and then that's in the news in the past for sure the the yankovic. I don't think the yankovic ever made a song about trump but i think that like the fact that we're all yankovic looks silly and has like i bet like. I don't think that trump thinks that people that have curly hair. I don't think he respects them. 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PCC Multiverse #142- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, Fortnite Gets Sucked Into A Marketing Black Hole, and Is The Second Time Around Worth It For Maleficent and Zombieland?

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PCC Multiverse #142- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, Fortnite Gets Sucked Into A Marketing Black Hole, and Is The Second Time Around Worth It For Maleficent and Zombieland?

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You're listening to a weepy GEEKS network podcast you're listening Eso network your station for all things all this and more as we reach our next up the PCC multi-diverse don't be again as they do every year talking about the latest nominees for the rock and Roll Hall of Fame Again We've got rob McCallum coming up on today's show with this latest off the cuff segment deficit four-night has gone and done it again and it's our annual discussion on the rock and Roll Hall of fame because deaconess begins in three two one off this week's episode is this once again the age of host the Lakers fast-break inside sports fantasy football and game source thinking so much for listening to our entire Plethora of outstanding podcasts but it wouldn't be a PCC multi-diverse without my good friend he's our own rock star of Pop Culture Cosmos you gotTa check out everything that's going on it feels like the number seven on a Wednesday morning don't worry that quivering lead boiling sensation under your eyebrows is all a part of the charm welcome to the discussion as we do every year they're good friends Mike favor from the Eso network and also as well Kevin Eldridge from the flop cast they're coming back on the show one to number forty in our top two hundred list but my friend this weekend is going to be doing some rock and roll and because there's a lot of great stuff coming out to the the quasi shimmering light before you was a Trans Dimensional Gateway to other worlds other voices other thoughts and other realities up feels like down and a pop culture cosmos dot com Pop Culture Cosmos Dot wordpress dot com and everything that he's doing with topic clips Ns book. Congratulations you suck every time a proud member of the Keith network the opinions expressed are those of each individual check out all the other Geeky podcast over it GonNa Geek Network Dot Com and get ready and then on top of that we've also got on the back end our continual countdown of the top two hundred video games of all time this time we're up to number thirty who an uproar almost as much as Jennifer Aniston's instagram with all the stuff that went on a fortnight so we're going to talk about that and then also as well we could have a big time is my good friend it is Josh Peterson all set for a great weekend my friend is the power post you're GonNa add to assist her song let me see multi-diverse and we're back with another episode of the P. C. C. multi-use this is Joe Glasser from pop culture pay the copyright all right everyone so you heard that now he wanna pay for me or we can start a feature on we'll just call it pop culture cosmos I think there's a lot of movies coming out and there's a lot of things going on within the realm of the box office so we're GonNa talk about that here in a sec also as well coming up in a few minutes Right Korea on Copyright Fund I'm good man how's it going I'm doing all right my friend that's going to be an awesome weekend like I was tells me that even though there's mediocre reviews on the movie overall that they don't have long term plans for them listen series which is weird because upon and two movies which are getting a lot of buzz which includes the lighthouse with Robert Pattinson and Willem dafoe and Joe Joe Rabbit from tyco after that we're going to talk about the great marketing move that fortnight did this past week my guys they got everybody's attention the whole Internet went in macos a way no sign I wanNA rock the statistics yes and it is unfortunately not going to go on your because I can what is that there has been a substantial amount less promotion than the first movie that came out in the Memphis series which really is is kind of strange also that's a great list of movies that are coming out or being expanded upon this weekend it all starts with Beneficent Mistress of Evil The movie which did over seven hundred million dollars the last time around the sequel to be honest with you my friend I didn't see much in the way of advertising on this one this time around so I don't expect big I've seen so I'm really kind of stunned that Disney hasn't really put more into it because it tells me that Disney does not have enough faith in the product itself uh-huh that's also coming out into a limited number of theaters those two are getting limited release as of now nick it'd be brought out into more theaters along with the award winning parasite as well things which is kinda disappointing for this type of movie considering who's behind it we discussed that before but I haven't seen a lot of marketing going on for like I on seven hundred million dollars at the box office most likely you're gonNA make a sequel they did but its placement on the schedules kind of Weird Kinda strange but the also while you're having malicious int- to award winner parasite which had big numbers for the few theaters that was in last weekend that's also going to get expanded ears and a lot of great things that are already there this weekend you have to movies that are coming out into wide distribution including Zombie land to double tap John Stewart and pretty much was sent out there to die and even though Chris Hemsworth what's in it or maybe because Chris Hemsworth was in it and it wasn't a marvel movie those movies are really dry food I have probably already had the chance to see it only trailer I saw really was when it was first announced as far as when it was coming out in October that's the first one only one going to be in theaters I guess when frozen to comes out so it's just it's a weird place to put a film like that and it's a weird thing they're not really talking about your friends who've noted that it was okay that was you know Art Alright Disney movie at best I don't think it was that memorable but the fact that as you and I both know if it's something makes I've talked to people who said it was okay but I mean did you see it where your girls interested in at all how was it they were semi-in into it I thought it was okay I I agree with you yet does not look very promising it's only expected to garner right around forty to fifty million dollars domestically which for a Disney movie that has some type well I'm I'm wondering why they're not going head and putting more AD dollars into it I've seen only Internet ads I've not seen one TV commercial. I know they're probably out there I know some of our lives I didn't even know that that was happening billboard with it over and Ross Mawr here next to me did you see the first one was a good like I 'cause I remember it came out so long ago so I found out it existed in I know people who are saying like yeah maybe I'll go check it out by like even just watching the trailers trailers are not edited very well it doesn't look that good office but it's not GonNa wind up by much the joker in its third week if it has the same type of drop it will probably be right behind it at the box office but then you have oh and that marketplace it seemed to gain a life of its own from that extent is ten years too late for Zombie land to go ahead and find a new and also revised audience that will go ahead and make it into a decent hit no Zombie Line is interesting because it had a lot of momentum in is really good when it first came out but the the stature which this one should considering the fact that the first one did relatively well according to Disney standards is kind of disappointing so this one looks like embiid international returns because it's not as big budgeted of movie as let's say Melissa too for that matter so i WanNa ask you your thoughts on Zombie it you go to Disneyland like there's a lot of Melissa Merchandise being sold at the store so it's weird to me because Disney has always been someone that's cut their losses right like look at John People do really love the first one it's a fad that's coming to an end and as such it seems like this is not the right time to put it out coming out they're really in an awkward time because the Zombie fad I feel like it's coming to an end people don't care about anymore there's not a lot of movies coming out about evenly just sending it out there almost two essentially die at the box office kind of reminds me of the sequel to Snow White and the huntsman sequel when it came out was without Chris that much you're not seeing a lot of trailers on TV not seen a lot of trailers in movies you're not seeing a lot of like bus signs or posters at bus stops or you know I saw one billboard for that we're on seeing the joker if they haven't seen it yet or seeing Melissa Sand if they've got the kids or if they want to go ahead and search if they're in a area which has Columbia land to double tap a movie that's finally coming out after ten years after the first one came out up discussed this before with you on a previous did you feel that way when you're watching them yeah absolutely so right now all I can tell you is that it is going to be something that is probably GonNa win the weekend at the it is suffering from marketing issues from where I'm standing but I don't know how all the box office numbers are gonNA come back but yeah it's a weird time because it's coming out ice a little bit better it's only looking like it's going to do around twenty million dollars here at domestically at the box office but that doesn't mean it can't turn a profit at some point in time podcast about how I thought ten years a little bit too much distance plus also putting it in this crowded marketplace maybe waiting a week closer to Halloween my is GonNa Happen Zombie Line right now they're having this issue where people are getting really burned out on Zombie sub because of the walking dead right so with Zombie land land to the first one was really good really entertaining something that a lot of people seem to joy especially after it hit the theaters and went into home video be great or movies had completely moved on from the Zombie Genre they're moving on to you know vicious animals each other or like potted house flakes you know people making fun the people were freaking out oh my gosh so terrible oh my gosh because the original map for fortnight got sucked up into a black a lot of buzz so you've got three movies right there in limited release that a lot of people be looking forward to seeing maybe an ad concentrating trying to find a they can have it close by but in the wide release it looks like a Zombie land to is going to be a distant third in the running as far as box office either on a domestic paranormal investigations. They've moved beyond the Zombie stuff so Zombie land I'm curious how it's going to do because well it still has a cult following also pop culture Cosmos Humana comedian game source on facebook twitter and Instagram as well but before we head to the break one ask you real quick it was all over the Internet sat on the sequel for so long I thought that is going to go the way of World War Z.. You when you know we had all these writers and it looked so promising then just never came to fruition. I thought that's what the Halloween would probably suffice for me better but putting it right now with Melissa Sin debut and then the jokers still doing well probably will prove to be a mistake they're focused more they could go ahead and make more money as a sequel but unfortunately due to timing issues due to box office issues due to other things that are going around with this movie is a masterful promotional stroke of genius because it got so much attention for a game that you and I both know has been declining in population Cole this past weekend at everybody was freaking out you had parents flooding the call centers for the fortnight helpline just pleading what was going on already since this time last year I mean we talked about even in our most popular episode ever that now roadblocks and minecraft games like that it looks like it's too little too late what are your thoughts out there on the box office this weekend are you gonNA check out Melinda mistress of evil to check out look Dumbo dumbo yet and they're still they're still a something in time time yeah time yeah they they're still going moneymaker anytime soon yeah here it's clever because our parents freaking out about it look at how much money they've invested anything to take care of their kids once again movies there's not one but three movies playing right now in limited release in parasite Gioja Rabbit and the lighthouse those removes have gotten a game known to have these type of different inner game promotional events before the past with marvel and with John Wig and DJ concerts with mark aura worldwide scale we kind of disappointing because I thought the movie in the earlier part of this decade had enough cachet to go ahead and say you know what we've got a great movie cosmos at Yahoo Dot Com the box office is really starting to get heavy with some big name films that are coming out there so I want to hear your thoughts on it pop culture Cosmos Yahoo Dot Com into the game saw I considered just an outstanding move and just something that I think a lot of developers might try to emulate down the road but youtube stars thinking there's also they probably have hundreds if not thousands of dollars invested in this game because that's what all their kids are playing even on within an and asking epoca do something it got word all over the Internet everybody was talking about you know epic had something in mind and they did now they've got people so interested in there in the news again people are freaking out about it there's controversy there's all kinds of stuff like they have hit all of the major marketing points and the NBA check the Lakers fast-break podcast today on wherever you get your podcasts so it's natural that they would freak out thinking that fortnight their ticket to fame and fortune is gone it's a panic and I've had people talking to me about this and mellow and things like that inside the game with all the stuff that's going on with the ser best maneuver ever when you said that fortnight had got sucked up into a black hole but I could be wrong what are your thoughts on it five told you it says the wrong time I think for it to be put out if you had to go ahead and release it this year I guess next week or have now surpassed it in popularity so asking my friend with this promotional type event that happened as far as getting sucked in there and four nights been rock and roll hall of fame this is the PC multi-diverse for the latest news and information analysis and opinions on the Los Angeles Lakers all seasons and look for those intimate stories that catered to the existing fans Kinda like American horror story and just build it within a definite time period or story arc with seasons our attention or my attention which could send from its place on Hulu and being on a bigger platform with a wider audience. There just hasn't been anything really crazy coming out of it I think back to shows I think we might be tube stars at least in our own mind but I wanna hear your thoughts out there everyone on the fort night and they're they're extremely if this new fortnight update their actions this week have only served to gain interest into a bigger picture for them long term and may have reinvigorated people's interest belong to double tap are going to check out the joker we're going to check out Joe Joe Rabbit the lighthouse or even parasite Sherzer thoughts pop culture look at the thing where the parents are paying fortnight tutors right the generation of kids coming up right now they all think they're going to be professional streamers all things are going to be youtube stars way of going ahead and garnering attention like they did this past week with the original map being sucked up in a black hole I wouldn't be surprised if they go ahead and bring it back at some point in time down the road like breaking bad which really didn't hit its stride until it went on to a bigger platform like Netflix and help build up he anticipation for season for and eventually season five so I think maybe yeah I like the geico Masters Universe stuff the dirty dancing parody is great and I guess it's pop culture infiltrating untapped space which is something new for is what I've been more interested in it's been really relegated to the back burner of my kind of content priorities and also doesn't seem to be that viral water cooler kind of show to really demand project luminous more details are going to be revealed in the new year now this sounds like some sort of genetic force enhancement technology and Very Seifi at NYC along with an intriguing tagline the force is what gives a Jedi his power it's an energy field created by all living things until star wars be in the future well events at Newark Comecon gave us a hint from Scifi they say this top secret project called project luminous was announced next topic was says the walking dead need eight third series or is it time to end the universe and it's a short answer this as long as people keep watching they'll keep making I yes oh network and yes network dot com also as well Kevin Eldridge on the flop cast because it's our annual rock and Roll Hall of fame discussion because a nominees happened that's why right why couldn't be there babysitter four lingering in the kitchen lingering office why are you talking who are you is what the welcome to off the cuff and no go for the Ron McCallum for the week of October fourteen twenty and nineteen brought to you by heroes as opposed to star wars is more science fantasy roots I think it's an interesting twist it reminds me of some final fantasy type stuff and hey and fatigue star wars that group of insurance ads as you know things for my parents and stuff growing up I keep forgetting from time to time that I'm an adult and I have to make these decisions so decision five is now confirmed for holiday twenty twenty so what do I think well I think console launches are always exciting but particularly that ever happening best insurance I what do you think we know you're a masters of the universe Fan this is true and this really a write in question is my first thing aide it was just their way of introducing a new map for season eleven and a lot of people were breathing a sigh of relief I wanna ask you about this to me was announced and we're GonNa talk about who we think is going in who do we want to go in and who do we think was up when it comes to the nominees for the twenty twenty the rise in is it time for Hulu viewers to get into castle rock you know I've enjoyed every episode I've watched a casserole all two of them there's just been other series or shows or movies this to go standalone seasons more than multis arc so I think that they're going to probably do self-contained stuff maybe not try to flush a really big idea that could sponsor what did it bring you back into playing season Levin we want to hear your thoughts pop ultra cosmos at Yahoo Dot Com. We'll coming up next I'm going to be talking to Mike Favor from the okay comics in London Ontario official sponsor my new series action figure adventure this is the near weekly show where topics and you want me to talk about them for some unknown reason the things that you think that they would know this is a sign of a bad movie wrinkle in time another one that suffered from marketing issues John cars over for marketing issues Malemba sent don't know how well it's going to end up doing new direction and helps to redefine what it should be so namely a lot of people can't get upset about what they think it is and what it needs to be I think that's probably a good direction to go goes masters of the universe by defaults which seems just catering to the to the crowd for better or worse last week we speculated about the future of Star Wars in what will into is done and they maybe try to shift the show as a marketing device somewhere else I think it'll find a bigger audience of course this is one of the staples for Hulu that they've invested in so I don't see and I seem to cater to your desire here's part two of last week show I apologize if some of these topics but that's what you get when you want it off the cuff with Noga well I was feeling very happy and then you start talking about how a marketing scheme and US just disappointed disappointed you know it's not gonNA leave there the tangible network check it out tangible network dot com listen to this show the latest episode make the Gaming Experience More immersive but I think it's pretty immersive shy being the are and we know how that ended up for Sony do I really need another console another set pain fold usually it takes a couple of years for developers hit their stride two terms of development and honestly I don't know what's going to be so revolutionary about this new console they're aiming bottlewasher parking space at Esol company building yet. Yeah I know but you know we have handicapped spots right in the front for you so announced its nominees for twenty twenty for its induction into the hall of fame there's an outstanding list of individual groups artists Com is a good man indeed as well it is director Mike Parr my friend very well thank you you also forgot the title of chief would be a massive success if it doesn't turn out well well then it'll fade away without ever really angering anybody so for me that's kind of a win win accused band depeche mode soundgarden the Doobie brothers Pat Bene- tar notorious B I g E. T. Rex motorhead Judas priest Todd Rundgren thin lizzy route univer skipping the theatrical release possible well I think it's smart it's a very risky property and frankly I think more people will likely see it on Netflix anyways the fizz featuring Chaka Khan nine inch nails cross virk and MC five that's a pretty darn good list gentleman that actually joined with us the first time I think last year in our annual conversation he is a great man indeed he is one of the men behind pulling the street I'm at the network first off in the outstanding show the flop cast is the chicken man himself Kevin Eldridge how's it going my friend so they've got a lot of the cards to begin with I think it's a good move I think it keeps controllable and likely affordable it also means that could be another big must have hit for Netflix some greet nominations actually this year absolutely we've got a great list of nominees just cannot thank you enough both you for being part of it today all right that's GonNa be some heavy could be the most stacked list for this year's nominees Kevin I'll start with you your thoughts when you first heard the announcement of the nominees for this list for this week if you want to weigh in on a topic or you WanNa riff on something related to pop culture hit me up on Instagram and twitter at Rob Exhau- and you're listening to the pop culture cosmo and so much more when talking about the nominees for the twenty twenty rock and Roll Hall of fame but it wouldn't be a rock and Roll Hall of fame conversation without my good friends from there's of the universe the movie the Big ten call feature is going to net flix giving you made a documentary on the subject or what are your thoughts on masters for the PS five which honestly sounds like a half budget entry in a long running eighties horror franchise mainly for the same reasons. How are you going to impress me given all you've done so far this kind of show and has several series out there like toys that made us power grace goal documentary the new Shiro show and got a Masters Universe anime series from Kevin Smith things for the SEC network you gotta check out everything going on today with Earth Station one off awesome shows that are part of the Yes network today at Eso network today discussion you're going on because the list is certainly stacked and the nominees we're going to go ahead and choose from are the following Whitney Houston the Dave first time nominees some of whom I think have a good shot of getting in their very first nomination then you've got those kind of always the bridesmaids act it's okay my friend don't get me started don't get started as I'd like to say just walk with a limp no one will notice but it's an honor to be back it's a great topic we easily see almost every one of them going in and was shocked to see that the Doobie brothers had not been in yet because they're so Judas Priest T. rex you know these are all great bands and some I think are just gonNa fall by the wayside though this year the list what were your thoughts I agree completely with what you both have said so far I think this is a very strong new class coming in I could Alex Gone Great and I look forward to these annual visits we have on pop culture cosmos to run through this listed nominees once again I look forward to it at then diva devos style into urine I just weeping and complaining and people look forward to that I think I think so I think so as well we have yea it's a pretty strong list and it's a fun list and it's a list that I don't really have a problem with a lot of diversity on this list as far as their hitting just because there's so many strong nominees and that's a shame when it comes to a group especially like crop virk which has I guess that had been nominated again and again and I think the the top list for that would be a craft virk this is number six for them Mc five fifty trickle released would only be for advertising for brand awareness to get a lot of people kind of excited they build the hype machine but that seems like a lot of cash get the word we're Netflix thirty caters to fans of us all right and we're back with the program it's Jiro glass route from the pop culture cosmos coming right back here well it's that time again the rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awesome Metal Acts and and some wrapped going back to some seventies classics thefts were really are all over the place with this end a lot given a lot of the credit for developing what is the EDM or electronic sound we hear today each one on this list is deserving in and of themselves very well remembered I think and certainly MC five and craftwork were not big commercially certainly crack in America never been commercially so that that's always been stacked again I think Kevin and and Mike in the years that we've spoken to each other about it I know Mike you listen to our show previously on this in years past before you came on the Air I think this soon and talk about this a better come up with five nominees that will ultimately be adopted and enshrined into the rock and Roll Hall of fame so nomination and for Chaka Khan Chaka Khan and Rufus this is a the fourth every year seems to go by as far as that's concerned for all those back a who have all been inducted into the hall some of the others you know it would be great to see in motorhead I don't look forward to it because as you and I go through every year it gets worse painful towards the end of the interview and you and I both know why ICONEX from the seventies and so you know I put them up the Doobie brothers up there with the allman brothers and the Eagles and fleetwood Mac yeah she's a pop the most iconic pop artists of all time yeah definitely because the act which I believe have Houston on this list and she's been eligible for many years now and yet this is her first nomination style music that she's represented has been nominated twice now and I'd like to see them finally get in and there's a long list beyond that otherwise you've got another thing coming that's right it was it was a Beatles tribute supergroup concert that we went to just last week the todd was a part of and he's done just so much over the years with a solo work in all the when I'm GonNa Start with you this is not who I expect to get in this as if they put me in charge with this list of work from these the five that I would put in of this list we've talked about crafts ringcraft you're listening to the pop culture cosmos don't touch that dial we do people still use dials six it's hard because they don't have a lot of commercial recognition name recognition and the Chaka Khan we know but rufus that her bans is it should be more than three out of sixteen because patch are great finally she's on this list but I'm still waiting for the go gos and there's many more beyond overall and we've got to bands that are way overdue on this list and that's motor head and by pick is Judas priest I don't think they're both GonNa get in this year Judas Priest head into the rock and Roll Hall of fame I'm GonNa have to put up do you guys united guys ever since the list came out have been thinking about I'm apt to go on the pop culture cosmos here pansies worked with writing and producing done it also going todd rundgren metal and hard rock area that's been deficient in the hall I think elves in their own way so let's get that out of the picture right there so this is very hard for the voters and also us here on the show to go ahead and pick five two maybe influenced to go with tattoos because I just happened to have seen todd rundgren performed live last week so he's he's very very fresh mind because I saw him do a fantastic shows and I'll tell you what my friend we'll come back to you on who you think will ultimately go in here in a second but ration- since they appeared and now for the first time they've decided to share their untold story generously peppered with archival footage shot by the band this field gives you an honest and but Whitney definitely should be in the house I'm happy to see around the list as well might top pick in someone who has always been at the very top of my list for quite a while uh-huh dot com Ron McCallum films dot com your place for awesome stories about awesome people in films worth watching three of them are women or group that contains women I think they still have a long way to go in getting more women on these initial list denomination that you know go-goes Bangles share I'm surprised share has never been part of this conversation Tina Turner as a solo performer at thanks should be inducted she's in already with Ike but majors with their debut release Giddy thrashed and conquered the heavy metal world for the past Twenty Years Kitty has defied industry norms back against women Iraq stereotypes and inspire ballot to vote who were the five that you would be picking I think Whitney Houston is definite for the first cut also think Dave Matthews Band also Papin Charlie Kevin had said she's well overdue I also think we are looking at soundgarden so that right there's my four and brutal look at what it takes to survive in the music industry order the DVD BLU ray in live CD triple pack that features recordings from throughout their twenty year history from Ron McCallum get ready for kitty origins evolution the latest documentary from rob McCallum thrust it into heavy metal stardom as in in my list is as follows Whitney Houston notorious B I g Judas priest nine inch nails and the number five I think they're going to go ahead and be my number three number four I would probably with Mike on soundgarden and number five I think I'm going to go a little bit in we're quite a bit already at their one of my five I got todd rundgren on my listen todd this is his second nomination was nominated last year for the first time my fifth I'm torn because like I said I think the Doobie brothers should have been there years ago but I'm gonNA say probably notorious yeah everybody says Oh yeah that's good they're cool and then a whole bunch of other acts that are bigger names get voted in every year very governor Mike when you place in the rock and Roll Hall of fame I have no problem with that because there are people say Whitney she's not rock and roll this is the rocket but you know I think it's a big tents I think there's room for it we're up to you my friend who do you think we'll go in I mean we heard your picks on who you would like to go in but who do you think we'll go in all right we'll go in different direction I think I'm GonNa go and reach out to depeche mode who actually will get in I think that's going to be a little bit different so I think who will get the judges are and who's gotten in already a lot of ways while if the rock and Roll Hall of fame is located on Grey street their shoe in so popular and is is pretty much this is the first year they were eligible and I almost think you know their shoe in especially with the only will go in I probably think maybe craft works might get in this time just because you know how much of an innovator due to induct another rap act so I'll go notorious B I g Judas priest Doobie brothers and might be maybe a little too were definitely think Dave Matthews Band and probably soundgarden would probably be the ones that would go in because Dave Matthews to the stays really bad at this every year so I probably cursing anybody that I name will definitely not get in I think my list would be similar to yours Gerald I'M GONNA say notorious B I g you mentioned one earlier but in your opinion what one artist on this list to be nominate that you think should would or should go into the hall of fame at some point in time cut this year so I'm GonNa Start with Director Mike exactly who won artist one artist that you mentioned that did not make the cut the rock and Roll Hall of fame you know he is a talented musician he has one of the most killer bands ever surrounding him least considered for this list? Truthfully I'M GONNA come out and say it right out weird Al Yankovic I think last year weird Al deserves Houston is no brainer for number two probably go a little bit off base I would go with what Kevin was saying and go craft virk Judas Priest's it definitely Whitney Houston almost guaranteed I would also like to say probably want to say ars among my top people that I think it's long overdue is Pat Ben Atar long overdue and again we're we're looking at a list of sixteen acts here and only rector Mike I wanna hear your five if you were picking if you and the Eso network band were actually already enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame and you were given that why because it's representing the rap community that would be my five thirty go they'll say your five and you heard Kevin's five my five I think rich you think we'll get into the rock and Roll Hall of Fame Yeah Wow it's tough this year and like I wouldn't be shocked to see any of these people get in and it's been three years I think since a rap act was inducted I think the last one was to capture core which was at least three years ago so I feel like we're about announce right now which is someone always gets left out that is well deserving that is being to be in there you know in our opinion that half the list to put him in their place very well at and also a movie stars well of some repute as far as cult movie star I should say and other awards too so it's not like he's just you know to some guy he is I think he's well worth it probably maybe I could take off what is sound guard so Kevin I come back to you if you're in Vegas like I am right now think coup or the favorites to get in the top five torn because I thought my picture pretty much on so you know I'd like to say those would be the ones to go in but I'M GONNA say Whitney Houston Pep Ben Atar d themselves not just the song itself and it's just amazing and he most parody artists over the recognition that he deserves for the talent that he does bring in that he's just not okay I'm GonNa Take X. Song made a couple changes to it and there you go he's been so career I agree with Mike as well for one thing I'm also huge huge huge weird Al Fan as well and completely agree now that said as far a non nation hopefully they'll be back on the list someday but top of my list most ridiculously overlooked to act in the history of the rock and Roll Hall of fame domestic my part but I'm going to say let's take a strong year for women and I'm GonNa say let's induct both pat benefits are in Whitney Houston both GonNa get in this year director Mike it makes the rock and Roll Hall of fame look bad that they continue to not invite the monkeys through the door now there was an interesting develop exactly and he most recently had a number one hit I believe on his album earlier this decade so is great to see finally that he's getting the the rock and Roll Hall of fame and he was the main guy who has dedicated to not letting the monkeys in which means here's our flash in the PAN alloy is coming up onto his fortieth anniversary cut soon in the industry and you know it's almost like a slap in the initially done I am probably the other big metal act that's way overdue to to get into this conversation but go Judas priest I was really happy to see Whitney at this year in that John Winner who was the founder of Rolling Stone magazine and the founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of fame is stepping away from for one reason or another political music taste popularity or otherwise just does not make the cut each and every year or just didn't make that's all say understandable I love that Song I love that Song but anyways I won't go into this rendition of it because I don't have a voice but anyways we talk about trying to the hall of fame exactly he's just not a you know a regular musician he's a Grammy Award winning musician and I think he's actually even worn emmys great to see pat finally nominated this year penser Devaud has finally nominated for the first time last year and that someone who's been on my complaining list for a long time so at least they had desk device top thing to go along with the other boxes that still functioned perfectly well still provide excellent play experiences as if you couldn't tell I'm not that excited weird Al Yankovic Fan I know you have actually seen him in concert was at last year multiple times I've seen him for the last five years name and you know what I'm talking about Joe that's the monkees course continue to be snubbed just ridiculous that that they're not allowed a scene UHF that great movie which they should see all right Kevin we come to you my friend and I face to the industry if he's not nominated for the hall of fame that's pretty good suggestion right there I would not disagree with you all that in that as someone who also is whereas who is and you've heard me complain about many acts that have not been inducted that should be and and and he's a brilliant songwriter he just doesn't do parodies like people think he writes original songs and a lot of those original songs are parodies of the artists does it have to be somebody that's on this list no no that's not well I'm talking to you a removal or somewhat an artist that's that deserves to be eight of in how he goes about it plus making his own original artistry I think he would be a very very good choices this not only to be considered but actually be you should be on around as well cindy robbery that list goes on and on so anyway I'm rambling but those are my pick Sarabi Judas priest pep in town Whitney Houston Tad I've got my Kleenex Handy are given I think there's going to be one artist that you're gonNA mention yeah go ahead I'll let you have it this year I'll say real quick that I completely how to be in this fame and it's really a it's a black eye on museum I absolutely and it it doesn't

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"It's the morning show that no one knows. No one is talking about what is talked about but if dated the best way to start page gave yesterday. I did a little shopping so I was trying to find something to wear on. Good Morning America and I thought it would be cool to wear something that was like local so I was out on South Congress and I was like looking at whatever and I went into this motorcycle shop and the two gals in there were so sweet you ever have a situation where like you work in a by anything but the sales people are so kind sweet that you're like well now okay well. I have hard-working young ladies and so bought this shirt which is real cute and person 'cause. I like a big slap abbvie situation but not as cute on camera. That's all I'm saying big voluminous not as cute on camera. Can I ask you a question. Of course you can all right. You have been a motorcycle rider for years and by that I mean you've never one time sat on a motorcycle okay so I when I was young because I grew up in San Clemente San Juan Capistrano California. I would argue though you've tried to argue with me the surfing capital of the the entire world and zero percent chance that's true but okay and I L- I always because I grew up in this like Surf Culture Surf Town War Surf shirts all the time. TNC SURF CO I wore surf stuff can and then one day I moved to to billings Montana and there's no beach anywhere near there got all I had was like all my serfs stuff and people were like Tell me what it's like to be a surfer you wear all this. Surf Garb. You're a surfer right and I was like yeah like all ideals serve like like Dj calot. All he does is win. All you do all I do is serve that makes sense and then I realized like I've never ever served and I wear surf stuff stuff. Does that make me the kids economy oppose her now. I'm not I'm not. GonNa call you names on a Friday because you look fantastic k. It was a monster always alway s but when you wear your motorcycle garb and then you run into people in their life. What kind of bike do you ride. Does it make you feel weird or like a poser now. No I for a couple of reasons one. I wanted to support local business number. Two it says revival and I felt like this has so many meanings like for instance. We're going into last night days relate to revival and a renewal of like who we are and what we're trying to be a lot of our work is about being a revival it also made me think of the song from my childhood that says Cindy has anyone ever seen distract to send the revival great great. No no no no get off that buddy spotify satisfy sister act you know I want from Sister Act two. I see threat to Youtube. Just play it on watching. I'm an happening happening. You're on Youtube. Don't yell at me. I'm talking about your teeth. This is spotify right hero Eero Lord's sister to it'll be worth it. If you saw the competition in sister to you know the song that sister to soundtrack on spotify. It's just on the ready. I had the structure soundtrack in my car at all times and so this is how this is like the first step towards towards US breaking up. Oh Hey details Iraq in today and buying juniors showing us her baby her sunglasses glasses what is hold on hold on hold on. I can find it on youtube though somebody hurry. Let's solve the biggest issues that we're having today. Why are we wasting meantime looking on spotify when haven't queued up on the Utah Watch four high liquid detergent ads before we're able to show an chromebook chromebook Ed yeah why not all right you know what we need fifteen seconds of riffing. Let's look I'll Yup. They'll go and now ladies and gentlemen please welcome with the stage chrome but hold on with since full soft get that closer now now the end of sister direct to a movie that I had not seen until you introduced it to me craving that he had never seen strategy overseeing. I have to ten thousand times and I tried to get our kids to watch it because I thought you know Lauren Hill. She's just forever right. That just holds up kids today way. You can't even hear it so I don't know what to tell you. I am not in charge of sound today day. I see I see that. There is a button that says let the volume should go but Lord Center Revival on Youtube is low uh yes. Let's begin me. I'm not a poser worship. It bring a line though you guys. You need to go watch it. It's Whoopi Goldberg. She was a vegas showgirl. Obviously risque witnessed a murder of course she did EH. She goes into witness protection program into a nunnery. Obviously she gets to the nunnery. She helps reform the nunnery by building them into a choir that sister. Sister Act Sister Act two there was gonna be a sequel by the way they want to bring sister Mary Clarence back into the fold well because now the nunnery has become a school and they're struggling and they want and now we got to build a choir with the students. It's very much like stand by me. Meets the interest mind yeah. It's so good at the end best line one of the top Tim best lines in any movie ever this person right the person backstage. Holding a clipboard has a microphone. This was this woman's one claim to fame. Take off your robes. Take off your robes and they're back and they're like all the kids were like what because they're about to compete in the allstate singing competition and they're like what and the person's like. I don't know your teacher. Just told me take off your robe. I don't remember that what are you kidding. Isn't that long totally different movie. Totally we different movie kind of the same movie not at all pretty similar. Shell pfeiffer does charter choirs. I'll take a look in my life realizes in less than what is cool you doing today. Though like right now was used coolio doing today question as important question is hair still in all of the individual pigtails. It's definitely not called a pig tail. What is it called Braids. Oh I don't even know pending on what he was good. Even my Momma thinks that my mind is true or not. True we both grew up in homes or not allowed to listen to secular music meaning music on the radio but we were allowed to listen to weird Al Yankovic. Oh ooh do his version as weird. Al Of a heated Amish Paradise which I'm sure you will. I was growing up four five Christmases in a row five Christmases in a row I asked for the cassette tape of the latest weird our Yankovic Song long at all on the APP Amish Paradise. I don't know why five take my wife and real nice. That's still work that I. I'm not sure if that's still funny. I don't think that's still what kind of nerds were we that we thought of thought for sure that that was cool cool that was that was the coolest thing in the entire world to me because I was not exposed to literally anything else people. What school did you hear that new tears for fears album. I'm like no but I got that weird Al Cassette Molin in my head finding I can give you some eat it not to be confused with beaded can either by what other things did he do play. Doh Love. Don't look you have to go from memory. What else did he tale. The problem is I don't feel like they're terribly Jarido two thousand nine year right in nineteen eighty six. They were soon girls. Eh but they were. You're telling me that you were going to weird. Al Thing in eighty six. I was eleven I mean I know that you were just barely ironed. I understand I thought I was like ninety s he was he was eighty is an IRA and the two thousands. This kid has been making music. Todd's is on weird AL and coolio. What are they doing right now. They're actually having brunch on this Friday on an island with pock for sure no no too soon to bats and along with that I know but I thought maybe there was a conspiracy theory and they were all together on an island. No two of those people are living today. Okay Fair Fair. I didn't mean to take it to the dark. Place Somehow managed to find a way where Al Saturday morning show. Oh Saturday morning show or he has one now. Why nerdy yes. I do remember that one yep. I Love Rocky Road. I Love Rocky Road Yep though you know you don't know why nerdy he did the captain underpants. His hair is very long these days graduations. I mean you could be doing anything with your life right now. And you're listening to us. Talk about where Weird Al is today with dinner with friends super cool podcast. I cannot wait for you. Guys Soliciting Sir Colin o'brady first man ever to walk to walk across Antarctica unaided meaning. We told you this yesterday him to walk across Antarctica carrying like a three hundred fifty pound sled or citing it behind him fifty four days sun never sets it says all you can see as wii because it's just snowing much matter touch and being the hassles alienated but he last night. We were trying to explain the concept. Dina's wife of this show and they're like five days a week. You just go on and we're like yeah. They're like how do you plan out what to talk about and we're like we don't and they say will what what are you. What if you run out of something to talk about. Mike we just something bubbles up from down below. I don't know and we just find a way Easter Egg. We were supposed to say turtle. I that we're just going to say hi Jenna. Oh no no. I think we're supposed to encode like okay. Here's the makeup I thought she sent her anyway dinner. Though this was crazy I did my man crush Monday on about Mike Pose ner Mike Posner if you follow this guy walking across the United States America good inspired so on their way to the Office for Colin to do the podcast running just a few minutes late at dinner last tonight. He's like we're talking about like he's had a chance to get to know or meet that have been awesome over the course of time. He's like well funny thing. When we were driving over over we were stuck in Traffic Serbian seven minutes late but it gave me a chance to connect he's like do you guys know. Mike with Mike pose nurse Langer's walkies accuse his pants just at the table of overseas and I think it was a it was like these are new friends so there was no way for Collin to know that you you normally are not this abusive about someone else. I was so excited to hear that he showed me the screen shot of them actually just like having a creek channel like Geez. What a cool whoa yeah. What a cool live. You know it's Friday. I'm I'm here for this Friday. Both we have two kids who have strep throat. Why would you do this huge bummer. I blame small children. That have gotten our children back. We're going tomorrow to California. You've got a big family event. my Godson is fully adopted into our family and we're going tomorrow to celebrate. Ajit have been able to show him off when we get to do that. Tomorrow is officially a family member really excited. It's GonNa go celebrate that but then these kids got sick. Somebody are GONNA get better. I already told them you have twenty four hours. They've got all the antibiotics they luckily there's no fevers this morning. They already feel like they're getting better. They don't have a choice. They're going to be better tomorrow morning. Let's let's go. We're getting on that plane and then I'm going. We're splitting so we're like in California and then I'm going to New York to do good morning America's still. I don't know what I'm going to wear so pray for me man. It's very important to stay where celebral levitated revival revival shirts I wouldn't I wouldn't because because he can't wear something. This blassie on camera just pro dome runs blue tee-shirt. If you'd like here's my thing just a quick thought on good morning America they dress more formally. They wear blazers. They wear dresses. I did a lot of down rapper has been on the show before but last last time I wore my greatest showman blazers view and it just felt right but I don't want to dress in a way that is not me just because I'm going on the show so I'm trying to find a way to marry my personal style with a bit more formal but not in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable because if you put me in Mike of Fancy dress or if you put me in basically what someone like a one they called anchor no like an anchor on those show. Ooh like if you put me in something like that. I'm just I'm going to be. It's going to be like I'm. NFL So uncomfortable so I just WanNa like be me and sneakers seeker on what we get to the bottom of this. Why I mean Fathy I am Sassou. It's Friday and flighty fairy nope. You're not being who earns today. I thought that big who I've thought that big hoop energy. I didn't even notice them and now what I see him. I can't unsee them that they're a ball. I could do a whole host of things I can do magic with the girl who probably five days out of seven events and some days. You need a big whoop. You know what I'm saying. I don't like it's energy. Have you ever seen those magicians that pull to hoops together and they separate these earrings could definitely be the point of a huge magic absolutely love. Everyone's like here telling here. Try this where that Yep. I all the ideas I mean if you've ever seen me on stage. I have a pretty specific sal I usually wear jeans a t shirt and some kind of jacket and sneakers always but trying to elevate it so tune in Tuesday Tuesday to see what I've figured out to where I cannot wait. I also can't wait for this morning. Show no one knows yes and no one is talking about. I said no one is talking about but if they did they'd probably say. It's the best way to start your day. Eh Rage and I haven't I still have not gotten any notes from whoever decided to take that we're asking for a DJ to take that and turn it into a hip hop rap for trump remarks. Berge and we need to have remixed version. Yaw Last Ninety days starts on Tuesday Hugo. How are you signed up. Can you believe in. Are you signed. You believe it totally free. It is a challenge coming with this live the last third thirty the the last three months of the year as intentionally as you tend to start the first thirty it is a way to end the year strong to finish strong instead of of kind of crashing and burning because of the holidays. It is so easy to do you go to the his Co.. Dot Com forward slash last ninety days last nine zero days and you put in your email address immediately you get email confirmation. You Get ten dollars off a journal. If you haven't bought Plot Your Start Today Journal and you've been looking for an opportunity to grab one now. You can get it for ten dollars off so it's fourteen bucks. We are sold out of the last ninety days. He's journal. Thank you guys so much for doing that but there's other journals on the website. If you want to grab it but you don't have to buy anything this is just. 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Is You need to to the people that you are in community with declare with a certainty but also an explanation of your wise the thing that you are giving up so that when you roll into the thing that you normally roll into with them that they appreciate. Oh yeah that's right right. You have opted in jammed doing something. That's a departure from what we normally do is accrue and we are going to be here to support you so that they don't try and Co op Gannon to hanging out with or doing things that they normally nope. You became sober sister or sober brother. You're the person. WHO's decided to do this and if they can appreciate why you're doing it. They can be a participant in complicit in helping you stay accountable. Someone just said I gave up energy drinks last year for last ninety and haven't had one since we love someone just said I didn't get a confirmation email. You can always if you guys ever have questions or need need help always support at the Hollis Co dot com changed it. It's hello sorry hello at the Hollis Co dot com the most amazing customer service team. They would be happy to help. If you get whatever you need you said something about a giving something up as part of five to thrive and what I was thinking about. This morning was wanting wanting to make sure people understand just for this process. It would be a great idea if you are doing the start today journal practice with us and remember you don't have to buy a journal glistened episode seventy two of the Rice podcast. I walk you through exactly how to do this practice in whatever notebook you have. You don't have to buy anything but if you are doing the journal practice with us for the entirety of this ninety days I would like you to take up five of your lines. The dreams that you're claiming claiming is yours. Use them to affirm the work. You're doing in last ninety so I would the first five things of my journal. I would say I drink half half my body weight announces of water. I would say if I if I'm giving up alcohol I would say I don't drink alcohol not like some people are like I him giving up alcohol for you know what I mean and it's like no. How concise can you make your journal statement. How like berries. There's no Igal answer Sir but just say I don't drink alcohol right and by the way someone I saw someone asked the question. Do we get a hall pass day not during the challenge the idea is is that you get through a thirty day period having not indulged in something to show yourself that you can commit to something that when you make a promise to yourself if you can keep it but also getting it out of your system changes the way that your brain thinks that you need thing that you've put in your system for you know for whatever length of time in fact the most important thing in this practice is that you make it a full thirty days without out cheating. It's why we do so. It's ninety days. That's three thirty day chunks and I don't even want to set you up for this now but the reason people are like. Oh but do you do it for the full night. What how does that work and the reason we don't have you do it for the full. Ninety is that statistically most people will fall off the wagon and if you have in your head that it's got to be the full ninety days and you already feel like you messed up on day fifteen you sort of give up the whole thing right. You're like I'm not going to do any of it. When what we want you to do is get in the practice of standing back up. We want you to get in the practice of yet. I eight something last night. I wish I had it. I had a drink last night. I wish I had it. I consume something. I wish I haven't today's a new day. I get start again. I get to try again. Okay someone knocking what is happening there. We'll be done shortly. I think he really wanted to come on and show people a creation Ford Hollis is homesick was strep throat and he has asked for an opportunity to show. You just want to show them your medicine syringe inch. Don't don't don't don't have water okay great grass raver occur in low boyzone weird. Can we just all their weird. I wanted to show US around you. It's not like he has a chance to like. Take his antibiotics he just he wanted strange in the by the way the kids already back to one hundred percent health. I don't know how in the world had happened but it happened yeah. He's he's back and better than ever. Anyone else have kids who love a robe. Our kids are also rule-of-law aerob- they they live and they sleep in their robes. They hundred degrees outside a robot. Yeah they love. What are you people. Do we're talking about last night. He days this Tuesday's so the first day of last night as that episode of rise is going. I'm to be me explaining all the things like why last ninety days. What do we do it. How do we do at answering the questions. I get most often so that'll be a super deep dive sure listen on Tuesday seeking kick off right and get all the information. I think we've said it every week. There's going to be a different theme. Each of the morning shows that we do during that week. We'll have US touching at some point in the show on something. That's related to that theme. You're going to get an email with something. Let's you dive deeper into that theme so that it always feels like we're we're going to unpack just another thing each week and it'll help make the ninety days the winds up being twelve or so weeks worth of time feel like a little bit more compartmentalized and you can just walk through one week at a time. We're GONNA do it together. y'All it's going to be great. I also felt like it was important to say. Do make these choices. This GonNa seem obvious but just like sit with us for a minute guys. Make these choices to change intentionally and what I mean by that is I want you to pay attention to the choice you're making. I don't want you to sort of rush through your day like I just got to survive at this day and having made like be present with the choice to drink water because its blessing your body be present with the choice to go move because is this is good for you spiritually be present with getting up our earlier and having the morning routine and really taking that time for self care be present with what you are doing because. I think it becomes something so much more special when you're not rushing through there are certainly days where I am like man. I'd just be honest. I WANNA get to bed time because the Seychelles hard I want to do everything in the kitchen and I want to get to bed man. Get some there are those days right but but just being mindful of making the choices that you're making for those of you who are giving up a category of food that cassette one of our things is giving the category food. You know you shouldn't be eating and someone just said you know. Oh is that could we could. We have a cheap meal. Whatever no and my advice would be even even if it means you replace it with another treat. I just don't want you to have the thing that you said you wouldn't get. Here's the deal. It's not about the food dude. It's about keeping a promise to yourself. You keep promises to everybody else. You show up when you say you. Will you take care of your friends. You love on your family family. You do the Church Bake so you volunteer your Kid's school. How often are you keeping promises to other people and breaking the commitment you made to yourself so this. It's not about the food it's about keeping your word and proving that you can write. Let's go. Let's go. 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DPT Mini - Nathan Rabin - A knife to a cribbage fight

Dumb People Town

00:00 sec | 8 months ago

DPT Mini - Nathan Rabin - A knife to a cribbage fight

"Starving Jay was unaware they lack breaking down a half on with Komo's town Haitao these Friday episode of dumb able population. Raymond Nathan Raven joined in on the fun right there. Dude it is so good to see you We have been connected with you for years. Now you wrote about comedy and you wrote about Stuff that we're doing podcasts. We've done and then wrote just some amazing books including the one that I'm holding in my hands right here right now about someone who is near and dear to us. Yeah the comedy world and this show he's been on the show before a couple times live and then in Studio Weird Al Yankovic this unbelievable the weird according to what a great almost gotta correct. It's a Korean with you. Don't know maybe you don't like me. I wanted a name that so hard to get right. I screw it up those two weird accordion to terrible. Bit Of wordplay -scribed people as better than you hope he's going to be when he's definitely signs off on this book he wrote the forward. Is that correct? He did an anti copy edited. It is well did he was. He was side by the word crimes that I committed. Do you want me to use. Sir Copy Edit your book for free and he said let's change the title of your like he's like he's trying to get in the whole copy. Editing self published books. That's kind of the next stage for his career. I don't mind giving him a bit of a bit of a hands up in exchange for the free work he always. We've always said this that he should be the super bowl halftime show and it would be probably the greatest one that they've ever done. What Hampshire imagine him news petition would be just so feverish. We'll say chance the rapper at the Chicago. Nba All Star game. His off time was was pretty unbelievable. Well I'm excited to read this book. This is just the history of him. I've read about every single track every single album that he's ever done so the fourteen studio albums and the compilation album he did with Wendy Carlos. Can I write about like the tape that was sent into doctrine? Minto start with With Ricky I start off with the self titled Debut Album in Nineteen Eighty three kind of go through until the end of medium rarity. So my what I loved about it and then we'll jump into a dump story because the world is dumb and I actually think that weird. Al is so smart of out how stupid. He is brilliant at being highbrow about lowbrow. That's it you just you just nailed. It should be a writer. Smart About Stupidity. That's kind of one of the things he gets really really really is his. I mean have you heard Trapped in the is it travel yet. Dr Yeah have you like back. In the he goes back and forth with the way he describes a a mundane discussion between him and his wife about what to do for dinner for eleven minutes. is utterly brilliant. It is so brilliant and it makes fun of the right things and he's tapping the right ways and the truth is it's like we love him because we grew up on him and then we got to know him through the comedy world so we loved Him. Our kids who had no clue about all of that history. Listen to his music and they're like this is hilarious. Hold up yet. My my son is the same way where we have Sunday morning. Weird L. Dance Parties He'll put on in Three D. and they basically only have one dance where the spin around in a circle and then my five year old. They'll do it and then my eighteen month old we'll just imitate sure course and the crazy thing is like he loves these songs for which he has. No context Midnight Star. He loves. Don't download this song. He doesn't know anything about napster music but he's just likes James Hatfield. Yes so much contempt for the ads. All good people do Gore. He has a big problem. But the thing is yeah. You don't have to even to me. That is the sign of a great song. You don't even have to know the song that sending up see. I spent a launcher with my son. Like we would watch it. No I I was like. Let me show you beat it and let me show you the video. The videos were brilliant to let me. Now show you the video and show you each of the things the choices they made to go for mazing that he's remain will? Mtv was so huge. When we were kids we used to sit around and watch videos to the videos themselves were culturally iconic so them the video component to whatever he was doing with sending that up as well but now that doesn't really exist unless you could view to know another thing at the moment in one thousand nine hundred eighty three. He was the perfect. Mtv Guy and in two thousand and nine he was the perfect Youtube Guy. And I feel like one of the evolutions of his music has been going from television to technology. He's just GONNA kill you. Went FROM BEING? Watch WEIRD AL ON MTV. Now you binge watch him on. Youtube as my children do tick tock that'll be the next thing dot com down to all right well. The world's getting dumber and thank God. We have Weird Allan thank God we have you how important what's going on. Van Kirk. Let's jump into a story show sending by Mark D Robertson at md our rights W Rit es He did the right thing and went to Daniel van. Kirk Hashtag dump people on twitter. Send me your stories. Y'All we need. Dan's Bernard through all these sorts of shows. We got a lot of extra stuff happening Chris Stories okay. Ready to this cribbage game leads to assault to play cribbage to have you know to play in Florida vaguely bridge. Canasta is go. Non-jewish Mahjong. No cribbage cribbage in like euchre. Correct the same played. The Ven Diagram of I play EUCHRE. Oh I play cribbage. Almost a circle but Very big in Wisconsin. At the cavern hours we get drunk and play crib at best friend. Bradford and his wife Amanda. Who's also one of my closest friends who we will see in Milwaukee? We will Very known when they come to the cab who played cribbage Kripa. My only bad feeling is I forget every year and then I I love this game like even in the story I was like I gotta get back into the game. Can't it's a pet sword? You move your pegues around while you go. I just played this for the first time on your face someone played. They taught me how to play it. It was really good. You lose your burning men move around you get points based off what you do is get violent. Dummies can possible. Anything'S POSSIBLE AND DUMP PEOPLE. Talca bring a knife to cribbage. Fight Young here we go. I've lost it I'm back okay. A cribbage game. Also by the way this takes place in Missoula Montana. I don't know if we'd had a Montana Story. The senior is very pretty stupid. Things that people are. Do they drive very fast? And they cribbage very hard and Harrison. Ford is in the background. Getting Stout yes. Cribbage game allegedly gone sideways. Last December landed one man in the hospital and another charged with assault. According to charging documents filed Monday by the Missoula County Prosecutors Missoula police responded in September to the seven hundred block of South First Street West. Too many words to debate like does it have to shed too many directions running out of street names and Missoula southwest northwest. I corner wait. So is this the The only thing I know about Montana in terms of like anger issues is that like congressman. Who LIKE BODY SLAM? The reporters remember too. That was so maybe this is. What have you alluded to it? I don't know who does minutes. Do you have a lot of like just suggested. Speed limits. Right yeah there is no speed the audubon no surtees where you can have audubon yet. They hate Jews more there. Oh you can hunt humans for sport. That's certain things author with us. I've recently just thought about rereading dangerous. Game Dangerous I kind of want to watch the movies made with ice t the game so good and I think in with Charles's Dutton. So we did. We did a sketch on cheap seats. Which I don't know if you remember the old rock talk where it was stuff at the terrorists set up a show called rock talk that was in nineteen eighty public access. We were both smoking on the show that goes on in the middle of us. Were both smoking and people call talk about Raw Charles has tons rock character and then people would call in and be like hi crashing ignace. No no that's rocks talk. That's a different show. Like I have a question about John's rock for everybody who's listening to this and thinking it I have. I have a question about Jesse's girl that's talk about this. If you have questions about somebody who killed somebody? Then it would be appropriate I have a question about the Nicholas. Cage Sean Connery That is Everybody's thinking the chiefs sheets should come back like on Qube or ESPN plus like tick tock anything you guys can do. Little things is pleased with. Hey your loved everybody so everybody who who loves this podcast in who loves cheap seats go email at espn that they should bring cheap seats back with the two of us. Yes hashtag Dan. Devi care for Chili's. According to charging documents filed Monday as I said on South First Street West for reports of a man bleeding from his hat the apparent victim was stumbling in the roadway. When officers arrived and he said he was at Scott Boras House. I don't it's S. Z. W. A. J. A. Chamois asses Schwab. Schwab Schwab would make sure you're obviously showing slurring your words like I'm saying his name is that makes you south and dry like just saying his name and it makes you have to take a field. Sobriety which was boys what are they. They were like guy like this one like the Schwann man. No not the ship. Schwann man chicken with this guy. Do this tier album Dan. You have on the new album. So don't forget that the Schwab Schwab so I was at Schwab I wrote on man is a step away from Gigolo. Meet to your house. That is true. I just five minutes explain truck. He's like you want some chickens. The next level of the ice cream man Dr Mollie man door to door I know you can. I like sausage sausage pancakes on a stick by like chicken. You could buy every anything you want from the Swan Man. Schwab joke fighting all right. Thank you I feel so good right. Hey Sean is out? So this guy. Stumbling Roadway Michael Swat Guy Schwab Schwab where he said quote when suddenly a disturbance took place during game of cribbage that has made it sound like a haunting right like a disturbance in the force. To how many words can I put this sentence? Sober Jack Man. This much coveted living things. Let me say those slot there was a preponderance of evidence and they say it really fast. Slow the proposal nine words in this three words the man said that Schnauzer. The Guy who attacked him accused him of stealing. How much money. How much money do you think is being moved around? Cribbage game that somebody could wanNA fight someone else over lucid goal in Montana. That's Ju you Nathan you need. I'm taking pretty low. I'm going maybe sixties seventy dollars by the way. This is a lot. I forty two hundred and four hundred forty five hundred bucks five hundred bucks. The man said that Schwab accused him of stealing. We will find out right after a quick break. Yes sitting around down more. Hey guys welcome to the show We are here with the Great Nathan ray-ban our good friend fantastic author has a new book called the Weird Accordion to Al. It is Allie AK- vicks catalog explained all of his songs from all of his albums. Great stories about the songs and whatnot and weird. Al Tel edited out. Any facts about you. You don't love manning cannot he fact checked it so if you love Weird Al and actually so. I'm going to say to all of our listeners. After you get this book and then read this book go back and read your book about The insane clown posse and fish You don't know me but you don't like me. Yes I describe. Fantastic such a great book as well. All the stuff is available on Amazon de all those Amazon only at this always looking for labor. You don't like me had a very like hells angels feeling 'cause you you got into the scene and you would meet these immerse yourself into great. There's a great book by Bill Buford among the thugs we've talked about this. Maybe awesomely positively if you love or interested at all in British soccer and Premier League Zach hooliganism of it and so he joins I. It's crazy. He joins a club. A supporter had like goes into town and finds himself like amidst the violence and participating in. It's crazy how it overtakes him in a really weird way same thing. I think happens when I was writing this. I kind of thought of this as a follow up to Weird Al. The book because I wrote that with Al his direction he said of all the writers in the world. I have chosen you kind of realized was partially because it's took me three years to write and then in the middle of it. I went on seven Dates on the self-indulgent Vanity tour doesn't eighteen so I kind of toured the way did with fish used a lot of drugs Greyhound buses by the NFL. Agadir lived another one rides the bus and the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota. And what I kind of realized that this is actually kind of a follow up to you. Don't know maybe you don't like me because it's about the spiritual connection that people have with music and I feel like being a weird Al Fan and my God. He has super super super fancy finds you in the same way that being a juggle or being efficient and defines you. What's interesting is you have such a great. Tamwe how we got to know you. Is You had such a great Beat on the pulse of the comedy scene and then as well just about music and people would often say fish had such a great sense of humor and still does have a great sense of humor. They're funny but I wouldn't call them comedians. They're they're more music clever and funny in Insane Clown Posse is funny to their followers are funny. The whole thing is like there's calm but again there is a darker side and a non. You know it's it's not co whereas Weird Al Bridges the two. He is a great musician and he is a great comedy. Mind that merged together in a parody. Sort of a way that because he is who he is. Which is self self ascribed nerd? He is nerdy. I mean why didn't Nerdy is a song about him. He wrote this amazing that he writes that anthem. Recently right now over a decade ago did to still recent though a reasonable length of his career but that he is that he then becomes the voice for all those people who are like. I look like you I sound like you I am you people have told me. I'm not cool. But you're cool. What you just did was super cool and everyone loves you. Cool kids not nerdy kids off. Whatever you want to describe yourself how you feel like you fit into the social you know landscape. I feel like everyone. Pulls it's amazing that he's been able to connect with all different types of people like that and I feel like there's an icon so you come across Canada early in sort of your journey through our through music who of let you know that. It's okay to be different. Sc Weird. It's okay to be. You know your own person. If you like. David Bowie is totally heads. Burn I was just about say David Weirdo. Yankovic feel like early on. That's Kinda feel like I learned so much from from where it'll Yankovic about you know the mercenary nature of pop culture Television about technology pretension. The fact that the adult world is full of phonies. I mean that's another thing like mad magazine is another thing that's like. The adult world is full of hypocrisy so liberating and it's so like again. You feel like you know this thing for the first time. I cannot wait to the weird according to Al. I want everyone to coordinate in Cordell. Let's get back so we were guessing before we do though. Tell People Oh yes so Coming UP GUYS. We got we got. We Got Minneapolis. Saint Louis and Milwaukee coming March nineteenth in Minneapolis at the Cedar Council Center with Mystery Science Theater. Guys Show Heaven Murphy and Bill Corbett and then the cactus blossoms or playing music. They're fantastic. Sound like Hank Williams senior ten beautiful young brothers or they brothers. Yeah I think so. I think they're all there so a music for on the music alone Minneapolis. This show should be sold out by the time this episode two more the next night. We're in Saint Louis. Hometown San Hill del Mar Hall. We're going to be it's right next to the pageant Dave homes and Tim Conway and we're working on a musical guest and then in Milwaukee working on the comedy gas but we've got The field report Chris. Field fantastic artists in in Milwaukee. Favorite Son Chris Field GonNA be playing. Music with us is solar which will be fantastic. Oh come out to those guys go to the facebook page. You can get all the links for all the tickets or the directly to the facebook pages. We can get all the information tickets that you need to go to the dump People Tom. Page or just keep an eye on Daniel van Kirk Dot com the sklar brothers and then again go to Amazon the weird accordion to Al and come see me and Austin the Eleventh Twelfth and Thirteenth at the city comedy in that same weekend comedy on State. See the scars. They're going to be there the twelfth thirteenth and Fourteenth Madison. We'll tell everyone who comes to those shows next week. We got your plans for Friday now. An additional plugs. We've got a website neither ribbons. Happy Place This was kind of where this incubated. That's my name and an R. N. DOT COM. And then I have a podcast called Travolta cage and every episode Watch and talk about one John Travolta movie and one Nicholas Cage so much. Oh my goodness very very excited to re-experience the magic of of wild hogs. I'd yeah the next bud we've got Staying alive and raising Arizona. Least Panty on your head okay. So before we left we had guest. How much money do you think caused this assault to five hundred dollars? Nathan said sixty or seventy four. I will tell you this. That Steve Scott. Schwab accused him of stealing fifteen dollars. Alcott blows over by the way by you a two bedroom. Mom Dad chilies. Demand said that Scotch was accused him of stealing a fifteen dollars during the game and through the man's belongings out the front door. After you went outside to retrieve his items the man told police he turned back toward the door to get his shoes and was struck in the head so sh- WAJDA hit him in the head. When you look back to you. How dare you briefly that he was? He was respectful enough to take his shoes off with Eric. How the man was transported to Providence? Saint Patrick Hospital but reportedly left against doctor's orders. That so much of this guy shoes off house without getting stitches. Don't put for an object's and the doctor me Y- dodgers southern transplants. Up in Montana in an interview with detectives in November Scottish. Wajda said that the man and another friend were staying over at Scottish. Wajda's house that they were having a grown man. Slumber Party can't quit U. S. laws. Are you guys like what? Are You doing cribbage? Slumber Party cribbage cribbage board their holding my courage John Carlos good. The man wanted to play cribbage so they played three games and the man got angry when he lost the third game. Yeah Scott Schwab said. The man became quote boisterous. That's another why are you little boys drilling street? So Scott Schwab subsequently became agitated agitated. Asked him to leave and through his things out the front door. She said he grabbed a small bat when the man began became back and now so many bad day little tiny. Ask the worst thing you can give away at any sporting event. Hey guys here's blunt objects John. People enjoy these. Yeah he struck. This is what this is what. I Love Scotch Waza. This is what he said. He grabbed the bat. When the man became began to come back in the house he struck him once in the head not to hurt him but to quote bring his senses Bat. That's not that's not how I'm trying to get him. Smart China mustangs some sense. I can't do that with a flat screen. Tap The side of it. I love this. Schnauzer told the detective. It was possible. The man was coming back for issues so the cops I think. Maybe he wanted his shoe. Oh mind reader service do not hit him in the head. I'll never know Suaza whose age was not listed in court documents. How do you get away with that? Ageless because your share was charged. Yes yes was charged in. May Two man and could end up going to jail. He's not yet entered a plea to the charge to the head. Bop Bop but for good reason senses back into him trying to reset his system. Do you think this ever had before. Do you think like cribbage had gotten it. Bubbled up to a certain point. And it's like he knows. Look I'm no? I'm playing with fire by inviting this guy over. 'cause there's something inside of me. I was full context scrimmage. Everybody signed away. It wasn't that the song cribbage is GonNa get you. That was the working title. Mtv's which was celebrities playing cribbage MTV cribs warehouses. That's a whole different show really getting a lot of use of his hands say MTV cribs everyone thinks of one episode Iran Matt Redman with stacks of money on top. Yeah I think of every person who every rapper whose made it big who has like just walking out of humongous house and that's my mom's Day Joel Parody of MTV cribs and like the brilliant thing was. I didn't realize it Special Redman episode. This is where my mama stays is. That could have been what the show was. GonNa have this show this visit. Her of their families like the details like he had American movie on DVD. Imagine him getting high watching American movie. I'll put on balk drink. Just watching coven just low That is amazing. That'S THE WEIRD ACCORDION TO AL. By Nathan Rabies. Pick this thing up cannot wait to read it Nathan. Thank you for coming by my pleasure. Good luck with everything and Shit. We Dum dum dum. Dum Dum dum dumb Ala Starving podcast network.

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REShow: Weird Al Yankovic and Joe Torre. Hour 3 (01-23-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

REShow: Weird Al Yankovic and Joe Torre. Hour 3 (01-23-19)

"Orig- is on demand. Your show your schedule. Fifteen minutes after ball dot com. Check out the casts at richeisenshow dot com. All right hour number three, which is in show is on the air baseball hall of Famer Joe Torry manager of the dynastic Yankees. And the man who called for Mariana Rivera to come out of the pen, so many times leading to a an historic career for Rivera that led up to him being the first ever unanimous election to the baseball hall of fame that Joe Torry is gonna be calling us in the middle of this hour your phone calls. We will take them as well. The phone lines have been lit ever since we had Steven Jones at the Dallas Cowboys on our number one to discuss what the competition committee might do in the aftermath of the NFC championship game blown call. So we'll take your calls as well. But I turn to my right and have to my right somebody who had been a fan of fort quite a long time a four time Grammy award winner who's about to embark on a sixty four city North American tour the strings attached tour, featuring costumes props video wall for the first time ever a full. Orchestra weird Al yankovic? Good to see I'm fine. How you head so full string orchestra that. For the first time. Pretty we ain't will now for the first for summer touring with. I did. I did two shows at the Hollywood bowl couple years ago. And it was an amazing experience. I mean, it's you know, it's always a big deal to hear songs like white nerdy and dirty stupid live here with eighty five. Really appreciate it. That's when it really brings. Gravitas. I mean, the Hollywood bowl with full string orchestra for some kid from California as you are. I mean, that's gotta be. That's gotta be. The deal. Absolutely. Yeah. You know, and we're not we're not traveling with an orchestra for this tour. So we're gonna use an a local orchestra in every city right now of all the things that I could bring up bring this up you you did a video about a coach press conference in recent days, right, right? Which was absolutely brilliant. Where I it kind of was like a sports comedy, send up version of all the music that you've done in your career did how did you come up with this idea? I wish I could take credit for that. That was actually written for me. And they cast me in it. But it was a lot of fun to do. I got to do my grizzled coach, did you actors you pull any video of any coaches at all. Or did you? Anyone in particular? I can't say that is modeled after after anybody. I just did my basic grizzled. Angle. Fantastic. Good. It was as if you were like a hall of fame coach that actually came out there. This is absolutely genius in. I never really played many sports in high school or anything like that. Or did you ever attempt anything here? I wasn't really under. This will be a big shock to more of a nerd in high school. Okay. And I I'm pretty ignorant about sports in general. I think might be traumatic because like was the chance for people to beat up on the nerd so your kid pick last Jim what you're saying it pretty much you certainly found you're right world. And you've been fantastic about it for so very very long. How did how did you come up with weird who called you weird out for the first time that was freshman year in college? I don't know exactly what the context was. But somebody referred to me as weird, Al. And then I picked it as an air name when I went on college radio station 'cause everybody has a wacky nickname Jerry on the radio, so weird human appropriate and just kind of stop it did. And then you just decided you're going to go with it. From here. All the way to now. Yeah, I'm living with it. Yes. Unbelievable. It really really. So when did you get your first break, what was your first break? Well, I real brick probably was getting on the doctor demento show 'cause I was just a teenager of the fourteen fifteen years old, and I sent him tapes in the mail just little cassette tapes of stuff recorded literally in my bedroom with an accordion, right horrible songs and terribly recorded. But he thought that they were quirky enough or novel enough to to give airtime to so he played him on the radio and encouraged me to send more. So the doctor demento show got started. That's amazing. And he's still he's not he's not on terrestrial radio anymore. But he still does a a weekly show online undocumented. I so who's your greatest musical influences. People that I heard on the demento show people, you know, from the forties and fifties and sixties like spike Jones and Allan Sherman. Tom lehrer? Stan Freberg people like that Sherman. Yeah. Hello phone. Yeah. I used to have Allan Sherman records. Sure. Big old, huge vinyl records that enormous. Right. I just I I always enjoy listening to his music, and and and listening to all of his comedic takes on things too. So that's that's how you begin with for a brief time. He was huge on Allan Sherman had two number one albums within like an eighteen. No, I I think three number one L eighteen month period of time. I mean, he was unbelievably big like around sixty sixty two so which Mitch musician out, we'd all an cure and the rich Eisen show, which musician that you sent up in song was the most appreciative in which one was maybe the least. Well, I mean, I I wouldn't say that anybody was not appreciative. Because I get permission ahead of time. It's not like a big surprise when I'm doing the parody. You got Michael Jackson's. You do that. Well, you know, I didn't know Michael Jackson. But in contact them the way that you do I went through my manager. And he contacted a Michael Jackson manager publicist or answer. I don't know how it works. But it got the Michael and he signed off on it. And he actually had a great sense of humor about it. And there is in fact, a contract that Michael Jackson signed that that says that he is the coal writer of eat it. He coasts. So did somebody have to play. Hey, Michael, sit down. There's a guy named we're now yankovic and he's come up with a song called eat it and somebody pressed play for him. And he sat there and listened to. I I didn't record it before. I probably I don't even know if I'd I'd probably written the lyrics at that point. Okay. But no, we we don't record unless we have permission little wise a lot of effort money wasted. Okay. And that's the way you actually got permission through my did you ever meet, Michael? I did a couple of times us great. I mean at one time I actually gave him a gold album because my album even worse, which was based on his how bad. When gold so I gave him a gold album for that. And he was very gracious another goal for the pile this over here. I mean, he's a coal rider. You'd at least you should be able to do is get them back. Collaborator. You know? Fantastic. And you got a so nobody's been unappreciative. Right. I mean, I mean, everybody's had a really great sense of humor about. Okay. That's great. And you got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Is it true that you request your star be near two of your most favorite music icon, ROY Clark, and Barry white is that a true story. Sure that I've said that and I. And I do like Ray Clark in berry white, but it was just kind of goofed because it just happened to be. That's actually, yes. Yes. That's not too bad. And I like to think that it was Qismat was synchronicity that it was meant to be. Did you ever do? Barry white song. Did you ever do? No. But you know, the day is. Got a huge store coming up for sure. We might as well play celebrity tour fall straight out with weird Al yankovic here on the rich Eisen show. Go for. True, even at re or. Who saying that last lyric? Right. That was that spanned out ballet, okay? I just love that. I've just played Spandau ballet for. Okay. So celebrity to reform these are some items that we've read articles about you or is online on like, we Kapiti or any research to see if it's true or football Gubbay through. Okay. Well, let's see in high school. You remember the volcano worship club to reform volcano worshippers? Yes. Indeed. We did. Absolutely nothing. I basically started a club. Just so we can get an extra picture in the yearbook gosh. And they're this photograph. What do you mean? You just wanted. We did. Absolutely nothing. We just decided let's start a club. And you call the volcano worship club, and you snuck it through the yearbook maker goalie right there is that a dead body. That's being covered up on a dead body from the morgue and just drag it out there who are these other people that was. You don't know any of these people these people you went to school together high school people fantastic. By the way, for young kids out there. You wanna get an extra picture in the yearbook club? Volcano worship. And there's absolutely nothing. There's no volcano. There's no worshiping very good next up. My my my Bolognia if you will parolee your parody of my Sharona was recorded in a bathroom across the hall from your college radio station where you were DJ. Absolutely true. My bologna because I was nineteen years old at the time. It couldn't afford a real recording studio, and as you know, bathrooms had beautifully the acoustically perfect tiled wall by that Phil spector wall of sound thing. You know, and it just everything sounds better in a bathroom. So I turned to my sound expert my DJ, by the way, if you know, that's one of the greatest deejays around and Mike del tufo. So you is that is that you can create your own Phil spector wall of sound in a bathroom. Everyone sounds the best when they're singing in the bathroom. Studio ever was that your first attempt was that your first was actually the first not the first one ever recorded with the first one that ever actually made it onto vinyl that guy that bathroom recording released on capitol records. It was a hit on the demento show. And then the members of the knackered it and said, hey, we should put this out, and they act that actually I realized you are the sole writer for all of your songs, and for legal and personal reasons you do not accept parody submissions or ideas from fans. However, there is one exit exception. That's Madonna true or false. Yeah. That's true. She she came up with the for for like a surgeon and suggested who friend of hers and her friend new a friend of my manager and got back to me, and I thought okay. Madonna sounds good come on. So Madonna was a fan of your work is like how about try? She's a fan, but she she's gonna get in touch with. Some emerging into like a surgeon. I gotta get in touch with weird. Al she was musing out loud and got back to me. All right. Another one Dhamma claims confused his own song American pie with your version during his recent concert performances to reform. Well, this this twisted a little bit. I don't I don't think I could be wrong by I don't think he ever actually saying my lyrics exit alie-, but he told me once that sometimes when he sings the song my lyric start to go through his head. That's amazing. That is for tastic that you're in his head. Unless you're you co wrote a New York Times crossword puzzle is that true. That is true with Eric Berlin. We wrote a AT's themed pasta, crossword puzzle. What do you mean? Well, it was cheesy movies. So it was it was a things like a fatal attraction and a few good men that kind of stuff. A few by the way, you'd be a great sports headline writer. Yes, you would. That's exactly the sort of thing that works out. I can cross to go from crossword puzzles to a few good men. To know. So you're starts in June. In florida. We're going all over North America and days L dot com. Okay. At weird out weird. Al dot com. And how join going on the road. We're we we love it. It's it's a whole different kind of reality. But I'm there with my band those same bend that have had since the early eighties. And we have a great time. We earlier this this year, we did the ridiculously cellphone Belgian ill advised vanity tour, which was sort of like a very. Scaled down no frills tour. Yes. And we're going from that to our biggest most extravagant tour ever with a four stroke and background singers and props and costumes. I'm just going to be crazy. That's fantastic weird. Al dot com to go there right there at yankovic on Twitter and Alfred yankovic on Instagram. Somebody has Al apparently so. Who's who's ever called you offered? My parents. That's it. Today. Call you out any way, man, you know, weird. Alfred doesn't have that sort of work. Do not know what weird. Al does great to see you. Thanks for coming on anytime has been blessed. And I've been a big fan for some time. So you for doing this? Okay. Your phone calls when we come back here in advance of Joe Torry baseball hall of Famer. And the man who ran Marian Rivera out there all the time that's next year on the rich Eisen show. Okay. This is a thirty second commercial. And I'm gonna throw a lot of numbers that you. But please stay with me. And just fifteen minutes, you could say fifteen percent or more on car insurance. This company's been offering great rates in great service for over seventy five years in anytime, you need help you can speak to one of their trained specialists twenty four seven the company is gyco. Go to Geico dot com today. Sorry for all the numbers and in five four three two one amount of time college football NFL football the greatest time of the year. No more waiting time has arrived for you to give. All the action. Don't win any longer to make your own line wages and head over the bed. 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And it's been up and down last week for a team that had not lost at all. And sitting there at the top Tennessee Duke for Jinya Gonzaga, Michigan Michigan state's in there at six now. It's gonna be great. It's going to be great who's going to be one seed to seed three seed in. And and and and you know, there's a fourteen fifteen sixteen c we're not talking about right now that it's going to bag somebody somebody's gonna get somebody. There's going to be somebody in in lower seeds briefcase by the by the middle of March. Nobody's getting I know always happens. So here's some news will Joe Torre. Is calling in about ten minutes. Time to take your calls in a second as well. Ian Rapoport reporting out of mobile, Alabama. There's lots going on at the senior bowl. Okay. This is the first convention if you will post Super Bowl. Amidst the talent evaluation portion of the calendar that all thirty two teams around right now. But he's only teams that are still focused on a game. It's not true. There's four teams still focused on a game. There's two stabs at the Pro Bowl. But Stephen Jones is representing the Cowboys down there in mobile, Alabama. Greg Xiang has been spotted around there. We all know the former defensive coordinator of the Ohio State buckeyes rumored to be the guy to be the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. When Brian Flores leaves the team to go be the head coach of the Miami Dolphins after Super Bowl fifty three. Floors is getting a second interview with the dolphins. I don't know. What that is. Just like we're good still you and I were good. You're not pulling them mcdaniels on us. Right. Okay. That's it probably think. So by the way, you don't wanna the first thing she did after leaving the house state. He followed me on Twitter. You know, you get those blue check marks follows us and your verified account you want to slide in call in. I imagine this once he takes the let's see how this goes out. Once he takes the patriots job that shop on Twitter gets closed up. No assistant coaches ballot. Check. No, oh, just the whole account gets down. See really see ya. What do you do you want to do a sports drink wager on that? Sure. He takes the job. That Twitter account goes away. You don't have Twitter accounts. If you work for Bill bell check, you don't at me. He's got fourteen thousand know, because he's you know, college coaches have Twitter accounts. That's fine. Because you got to that's another way that you can apparently say hi to somebody else that doesn't look off. I know that. But I got followed. I think it just goes dormant. You think urban Meyer is like what do you follow rich Eisen for what the hell? By the way, in the NBA news is Anthony Davis is out two to four weeks. You see that? Anthony Davis is going to see a hand specialist. I've never heard of something like this fear of a Voeller plate of all shin. Fracture. God bless you, by the way, VO Voeller plate of ocean. Mike, you wanna look it up was a great deep purple album. Right. The Voeller plate of all Shen tour of nineteen sixty eight s rich was that. Yes. Yes. So you know, what that means? That means Anthony Davis will be inactive leading up to the trade deadline. If not throw it. He'll be popping into rehab Bron James and just coincidentally the news was broken by agent. Rich Paul who is the same agent of as we all know the Brown, James what a coincidence. So that's what that me. That's coming out of high for what's gonna do. What right. There's gonna be some moves. I think like who Carmelo is not a big move. All right. He's a hall of Famer I understand he's a hall of Famer. But I'd love to see him. Join somebody and make them a playoff contender. Do you think? That's possible. Yeah. He's going gonna join the Lakers come on. I just think this has been coming for quite some time. But you don't think what he did in Oklahoma City in the fact that Houston signed him, and then and a team at all they do is shoot threes. I mean, that's all they do is shoot shoot shoot shoot shoot that. He can't. He's guy Houston decides. He's not usable. I can't I still can't believe that didn't work out. That's what I'm saying. Like, so, but if you talking about a veteran guy who can score who can still light it up. It's kind of what this Lakers team needs. I think is long as he's okay with coming off the bench. I'll put that down on the agenda to talk to Chris Webber in studio. All third our next next show tomorrow. See Webb will be here. All in there. And here's a here's a headline that jumps out at you before we take the calls before Tori joins us. Here's a headlines. One headline that you need to read the body of the of the article. So the headline is misleading. Jim Dolan cells franchise. Sells hold on Jim Dillwyn cells. New York basketball franchise, you have a party rich. If the body of the article said, it was the Knicks. Yeah. Yes. I would. I would I'd have people to the house. Yes. I would VIP to heirs. Yano language. This would be just like. It would be a pop up problem mission. No planning, there's no planning, but James Dolan, sold the New York liberty liberty to the minority owner of the New Jersey net. Brooklyn nets. The liberty. Jim. How about the other basketball franchise franchisee got there? It's your thoughts on that. Careful. I don't care. Force warming. It's like the phantom zone around the edges of the Dolan wormhole, pulling me, and you're rich. And you're rich. Careful that's go the phone lines here. Mike in Brooklyn been waiting for a long time. What's up my? Rich Jomon what's up what's going on to NFL concepts? They're really what you apply common sense. This is not really hard the first one with the officiating rich, you got it. Right. And I say this year's review everything this is not hard review. Everything penalty should be subject to challenges and the idea that, you know, you're gonna miss calls just like they miss 'cause you're gonna get a bad call. You're gonna get non Kohl's that should have been called. It's it's very simple. The only thing where you get it wrong with the NFL gets it wrong is if you using common sense, if you have if you have time out, you should be able to challenge this idea that we have to have this convoluted process of you get to challenges, and if you get them both plate, we give you another one. No coach is going to challenge something frivolously, and the idea that well, we don't want overburden the coaches because. Yes, that's the point the point is if it's challenge if you have a challenge McVay should have been able to challenge the face. Mask and would have got it. Right. Wherever it happened in the game. Sean Payton as well. I great, Mike. Thanks for the call. Appreciate it. Where lockstep? But you can't expand the number of challenges. Let's see how it works to plus one. And if you if if it then leads to certain egregious calls not being fixed that the safety net still has too much of a whole you stitch it up a little tighter until then yet another one. See how that works. Let's head to Chris. And South Carolina. What's up, Chris? With over it before it gets. My point broccoli mentioned earlier about Tom Brady. Posting picture of his jersey. I wonder if there was a big handprint on it from the phantom roughing the passer, call another in the grass name. Count on everybody. Chris in South Carolina. Everybody. I wanted to make was about you know, it's not as sophisticated as the reviewing all the penalties. But why not at least for the play if not all year and to digital referees to the field dry off game? The thing is is that he said, you know, I I don't know if that would work to be honest with you, Chris, I don't know if more is means better results. Certainly if you're doing something and thanks for the call, Chris great, great, Chris Chris violence, right there. I really appreciate that. That was fantastic. You know, I just don't think doing something differently mechanically is better in the playoffs. Mean Pereira broke down on Monday show. Right. The former head of NFL refs when we asked. I asked him basically, how does this happen? What do you say? It's it's what snap lines zone is what he said forget the words that he used is prior to the snap and official chooses a receiver to keep an eye on to come off the line. And then when they come off the line they go to their zone, right? And they look at their zone and whichever receiver enters their zone. Now, they they have to take a look at it that play and officiate that zone. There's no reason to lose Tommy Lewis from the line to dissolve on at all. There's no reason for your head to be on if you're going mechanically through that. But if you add another human being. In the mix or two then suddenly. Use the give it a try in the the remember they added an empire. They moved the unpire to the backfield in preseason amendment. That's what they've kept him out into the post to the middle of the field. But Ofri in the middle of the field to world. I mean, what's the problem? Right. Hey, we're going to be in Atlanta for the Super Bowl folks starting on Monday. We've got a great guest list in store, and we want you to hang out with us. Go to rich in Atlanta dot com to get tickets to watch our shows in Atlanta starting tomorrow. We'll start revealing our gets guest list, we're very excited about it. But we're going to be there. Monday through Friday in front of a live studio audience. We love to you to be part of it. Rich Atlanta dot com in my days at ESPN, I was honored to have met this individual so many different times covered his dynastic Yankees. He's now a baseball executive in baseball hall of Famer and on the day after Mariana Rivera and Mike Mussina both going to the hall of fame. But Rivera as the first unanimous selected player, we ought to have. One of one of Cooperstown. Finest on the program. Joe, Tori, how are you? Jo. I'm good rich. Thank you for that introduction. I I have to night. Now, you make me work hard. You know, what I know how to butter up the guest. But but it's it's well deserved. Your thoughts on Moby, the first unanimous selected member of the baseball hall of fame is what you well. Not surprised again. There are certain philosophies, I guess, and on on behalf of the writers that some, you know, don't feel that anybody should go in on the first ballot. And you know, and then I read something about, you know, closer only pitches one inning and. But I have to realize how important those three outs where I could say that. But you know, he he was. For as long as he pitched rich, and I know totals will show you that he really never change the kind of pitcher. He was you know, there are so many pitchers, and especially, you know, relief pitchers who've had the change their style because their stuff was diminished, but Marianne oh really never once he discovered that cutter. He just learned to do different things with it. And and he just became a little more of a complete pitcher. But it didn't surprise me really that he was unanimous because be tough for me to be the one to say, well, let me reason not to put him on, you know, the ballot. You mentioned the three outs being so important when he first started as a reliever it was really six outs. You're getting from him on average prior to wetland in seventh and eighth innings of that ninety six season. When you first got to New York is the manager. And he was a kid that had ten starts in the ninety five season. What did you see the first time? You laze you laid eyes on. Mario Rivera Joe. First time. I saw him was on TV the the year before when he pitched against Seattle in in that final game. I guess it was game five you know, where the Yankees lost game five after being up two games to none and watched him of the bullpen and extremely game. And he, you know, he looked pretty impressive. You know? Of course, then you hear the stories about, you know, surgery, and you know, we had some issues. So he was in spring training was in ninety six and, you know, I'm I'm a lifelong nationally guy and everything was new for me, and we had no options left. So we knew he was on the team there was some scuttle butt, and you know, when Geeta was scuffling all spring. You know, there was some talk about sending him to the minor leagues and making a deal for shortstop and Marianne oh was mentioned in. That you know, supposed- deal. So, you know, he was sort of excess baggage at that time, even though you knew he had had some kind of value, but who who would have dreamed that he would have, you know, be sitting there in the hall of fame at this point Joe gave me a little bit of a heart attack. Even though I know the way everything worked out you're saying there was a possibility of not starting jeeter in ninety six sending Rivera packing for his replacement. Is that what you're telling me Joe that was possible. That that was that's public knowledge. Yeah. Know toward the end the spring train. There was a comment from one Georgia's advisers that Marianne no, I mean that Derrick may not be ready because you know, he didn't have a particularly good spring. And I'll tell you when the season started. He did it was like somebody just flip the switch, but it got late in the spring. And I was one of the centers on that. I said, no, we've you know, we've had him here all spring, and then in this kid's shows up every day and really hasn't done. Anything wrong hasn't hit. But spring training doesn't really bother me. And you know, there was some conversation and part of the conversation was, you know, we have you know, all these relief pitches. We had wetland we had Bob Whitman. You know? And then, of course, Marianna Rivera who we didn't know was going to be a a closer. You know, we discover that ninety six when as you mentioned earlier, you know, he was the setup. Man for wetland. And so he was sort of a player that pitcher that we didn't know what his role was because you know, his options were used up. So he was obviously going to stay with the team. And there was some talk about, you know, training him for a of for mean, I think it was from Seattle, you know, and and again, I don't know how close that got to be made. I know it was talked about Joe Torry baseball hall of Famer here on the rich Eisen show. What's your favorite Mariano story when I guess you were in the crucible of a game. Or you know, that there was a big series finale coming up that you knew you had to use him or or you use them so much, and he's basically told you he was ready. Gimme gimme something that maybe leaps out to your mind here. Joe the day after getting into the hall unanimously. On the one. You know, Boston was such you know, eventually caught up with them. You you face the team nineteen times. I'm not a big fan of, you know, scheduling where you face so many so many one team so many times, and I remember we had this was a game during the season. And you know, he had come in and. You know, and and they're Protrero fouled off felt like one hundred fifty pitches. You know, he just kept following them off on what on it was a one run game. And he winds up walking Joya. And now big Papi is the next hitter. And now there's either first and second or first second and third. I think it was first and second time runs at second base vitamin ninth inning Fenway park. And I just go out to the mound. And I have no idea what I'm going to say. But I know he just really partially exhausted himself just trying to get the draw out. So I get out to the mound. Everybody comes in like you're gonna listen to some revelation from their manager. And I you know, and and all the other players are in there. And I said the mo- I said, well, I guess you'd better get this guy out left. And you know, I just wanted to give them a chance to catch his breath. You know, and I look at jeeter says, oh, he always gives me. Some kind of an expression, and you know, he had a little smirk on his face and went back to position. But that was that was the one that comes to mind for me because it it's a helpless feeling when you know, he's going to be the one you leave and then the game, and you know, he doesn't need any motivation. But I just thought I gave him a chance to catch his breath. And now his name Joe is synonymous with you know, closing something out whether it's not just baseball or sports just a life. You know, somebody goes into a meeting, you know, and you get you gotta bring in Rivera. Right. You bring in Rivera to close it out. I mean his name is synonymous with that now. And I'm wondering when when did you start realizing that about him with with well in that first year, obviously when you know, he pitched those seventh and eighth innings and it felt like you pitched every single day. And and you know Zimmer who is my bench coach, we looked at each other. When when you come into the game, and you know, you sorta sorry you had to take them out. Even know what Lynn did a great job for us. And so when we started ninety seven, you know, and wetland became a free agent and. In april. We were facing Oakland Yankee Stadium and he faced the same batter twice in the same game. And you know for closer. That's not a very good thing to do. So I said to him after the game, I said pal. This is yours may take your while to get used to it. But it took a little adjusting for him. But he's still wind up saving forty games. I think in you know, enough ninety seven, but he he was special right from the get-go. And it's just a remarkable story when you know Mel Stottlemyre and and he were in the bullpen. And you know, he he was you know, just warming up, and he discovered that cutter into cutter came on sewn. They weren't working anything. No kidding. And and yeah, that's how it, hey. Just what do you think of that? Let's do it again, see, and and he just had that natural cutter. And that became his lifeline. I mean my gosh. And and I'm appreciative couple minutes left with Joe Torry baseball hall of Famer that you mentioned Mel Stottlemyre is named certainly with Mike Mussina going in as well together. With Mariana Rivera. You're coming back from Mel Stottlemyre 's funeral. I wonder what Mel would have thought to hear about the news of Moby unanimous. And he goes in with Mike Mussina, Joe he would have been very very proud about that. No is a special not only special pitching coaches special person. You know, he treated guys whether you won twenty games or just pitched twenty innings like you the most important picture on our staff, and he's you know, he's going to be missed. It was a very emotional day yesterday. But he certainly would be very proud of these two guys going in his boat's name was mowing the ninth. Right. That's what David tried in the nineteen named when he retired. And yeah, Mariana. It was funny 'cause I tried to reach him yesterday and ons not surprised it went to voicemail, and I sent a text message. And then all of a sudden, they get a phone call, and he had me on speaker with his whole family, which was pretty cool. It was a great experience for me. And he was he was very very excited. Yeah. We I said to him. I said the one thing you'll you know, you're the first. Unanimous choice. There may be others. I said, but nobody will ever be the first. So it was quite an accomplishment. Also, the last guy to wear number forty two Jill to that's right. You know, last guy to win Jackie's, and where Jackie's number and he's certain Jackie would have been proud. Also, so special it really really isn't it special for for me personally, and the show to have you call in the day after like this Joe, I really appreciate it anytime. Rich haven't seen you since. We're walking down the street now lay that one day. That's right. It's been a while. So let's make sure it doesn't go this long again. I really appreciate that the chat to time in the members. Enjoy the Super Bowl that will do that. You gotta you gotta thought Joe, I know your big football. I just you know, Los Angeles. There's such an up and coming team, and they got their taste last year. But the one thing I've always admired about well. Bobby Cox for one and and Bill Belichick. Is the fact that they his teams play every single play of every single game. And it's it's so admirable for me as a sports person to to really watch. How they go about their business. Yeah. I do you have a relationship with Bill or have you met him? Do. I do. Yeah. I fact I did his charity during the playoffs up there in Boston. He's he's been a friend. You know, he's visited our spring training. And I know he's visited LaRussa spring training. He's a big baseball fan. But he's remarkable and his career and how it stays brand new form all the time. Let's chat again soon. Thanks for the call travel. Well, okay. Rich you back here. That's Joe toy baseball hall of Famer. You know, in the same way that I watch a movie like miracle. I I know how it's gonna finish but my heart races. When you see those right. Every time, you know, how it finishes. You know, the story. It's it's one of the most told sports stories of all time, your heart beats crazy, and I know Mariana Rivera's the first unanimous selected player in the history of the baseball hall of fame. Jeeter might be number two next year. And how many championships they wanted together with Joe Torry, but just hearing Tori, tell me the Mariana Rivera was on a block for Felix firming because. Wasn't very was struggling in spring training and ninety six I got cold sweats my stomach, I'm still I'm still affected by he's like that. That's public knowledge. Maybe in the newspapers ninety six I have not heard that conversation. My baseball people said can Phelps it's right for me. Like for me. 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And of course, supporting now back to the show. Stay tuned for sixty seconds of eight news headlines right after this podcast. I don't wanna think today's guests Stephen Jones, Rashad Jennings. Joe Taurean weird Al yankovic, by the way, I can't say. I can't say enough, you know. Even Jones Rashad Jennings. Joe Taurean weird Al yankovic walk into a television show. It's also on the radio and craziness ensues. I still can't get over the Joe Tory story. I mean, holy crap. He called Marianas potentially like a spare part at the top of nineteen Ninety-six when he first showed up and then he melts Donmar have a bullpen session. You think Mel comes back to Joe? Hey, joe. Yeah. Mario has got this cutter on head of his on Hannibal. Now, you know, Edgar Martinez interestingly enough in his career eleven for nineteen against Mario five seventy nine. Batting average. Best average by any player off of Rivera with at least five plate appearances. By the way, you'll say three seven against Messina and four forty four against ROY halladay who is going into the hall of fame with this guy could hit he could wear you out. That's the last guy. I wanted to see and Martinez in that nineteen ninety five game. Joe Torre referred to sing in which he first laid eyes on Mariana Rivera. He's the one who ended it. He's the one. Who ended Don Mattingly career? He's the one who hit that double in the corner. He's the one who I absolutely knew was gonna hit one off of black. Jack McDowell to bring Ken Griffey junior home from I. But the reason why maybe that he was able to hit Mariana like that. It's just like everybody is Marianas cutter made him tougher on lefties than rights because the cutter went on the hands of left handed hitter Sodom off. Okay. So right handed hitters would have a problem reaching the ball on the outer part of his own when they thought or he would sometimes spin it where it looked like it was gonna hit the right handed hitter in in the stomach and instead hit the inside part of the plate. But the lefties he was on Hannibal against lefties is a right handed power pitcher. That's part of the reason why so amazing. And so great. Do you think torii? But he's tight with bell. Check that they have some sort of banana boat like where tan. Him. It's Bella check. It's Popovich saving. They all get together, and some sort of Caribbean that outing that we're unaware of because none of them have Instagram accounts or care to actually let people know that they hang out together. There's some sort of rarified air like a four ring club or a three ring club secret. Sells is not is not parcels and not only to Johnson's three. Take mowing the ninth out or they take eight rings out for. I mean, that's what they do. You think they have that sort of like Costanza found that that club that only? Doc you. Awesome. You're mortals than show up. And nobody's there. Oof. You think that's what it is? You need your ring to get in everything comes back to Seinfeld. It does the jerk store turned twenty two last week as you believe that. All right. Thanks to all the callers for calling in callback tomorrow. We've got a lot of real estate as well. We've got a Chris Webber showing up in person, by the way, see web for that. He's here. Believe in Los Angeles to call tomorrow is at a clipper or Laker game tomorrow night. We'll ask him and he shows up tomorrow, and we're chasing more and more people tomorrow will also reveal part of our SuperBowl guest list, very excited about that a frontal poll results, Chris would he have over there to wrap up program? Yeah. Let's see. I don't have it in front of me. Oh my gosh. What a great big finish. What an exclamation point right there. Who's the hall of Famer that you think should make it out of the guys? Who didn't? It's Barry Bonds. Barry Bonds went to see I figured out that we'll find out on over see on Thursday, cloudy still. Move over YouTube. The collider network is now on podcast one. Get your fix for any of your pop culture needs with shows like collider factory heroes movie. Talk jet. I council one on one with Christian har- law and movie, trivia schmo down. Download and subscribe on apple podcasts and podcast one today and remember to rate and review on apple podcasts. State of the union. I'm Ed Donahue with an AP news minute. House speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump should delay. His state of the union address next week. The president says he wants to deliver it on time. Pelosi responded check. Let's let's together and usually agreeable date, and we can welcome. You've split cabinet. Gary state of the union the White House. President Trump was asked about the Pelosi response. Really a shame. What's happening with the Democrats have become radicalized? In a want to see crime stop which we can easily do in the southern border. President Trump wants border wall money linked to a Bill to end a partial government shutdown now in its thirty third day several hundred of the forty six thousand furloughed IRS employees recall to work last week have gotten permission to stay off the job because of financial hardship the official start of the tax filing season is Monday. I'm Ed Donahue.

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REShow: David Koechner. Hour 2 (10-31-19)

The Rich Eisen Show

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

REShow: David Koechner. Hour 2 (10-31-19)

"Thank you for listening to this podcast one sports net production available on Apple podcast certainly couldn't do this show without either of you I wanted to remind you that you can support my sponsors so thank you for downloading subscribing and of course supporting now back to the show a percent back on the air fire Grandpa told you about when he fell asleep in his chair I'm it's including five percent back at Walmart online what's in your wallet terms and exclusions apply capital one a osprey jackets on sale gene started just eighteen bucks for adults twelve bucks for kids percent off store-wide at old navy and old Navy Dot Com valid ten twenty six to eleven three selects is a witch and what's your name again Sara what's your name again I am which is which it's terrible voices I think that's the point of a witch you know what I think you're woo the way I am running out of here at the end of our program to make Katrina do you really yes now your Halloween candy of choice would be what I'm kind of anticancer not are like the Candy Corn Okay this is my my son's asked me 'cause you know they they stay in the same room they asked and my oldest was what's that and my youngest son said way past their bedtime so to describe that it's an incredible mixture of but that's that's GonNa come and that's going to happen to be dropped in one of their bags tonight and I for I always call it one hundred thousand dollar chocolate Caramel Oh my gosh sugar candy is skills for me skittles are good that's a wrap oh actually you know what's here shree sugar and this is something like to the Star was great dip is straight candy where it's as you know and there's three different like I guess sections that dip sections and then the dip tip again and just like yeah consolidated don't give that he's GonNa give you money like pain yeah UNICEF a-changing just off I don't know but I just remember two I shopping can be confusing terms like dealer price list price invoice truecar shows you what other people paid for the car I'm in the NFL and then you gave the worst changed I changed division it's terrible it's terrible character terrible character guarantee you're going to go the choice really defense maybe not as good as we think and even bears fans who might hate click won't even get on that and and please go I need to hit this tweet are is in overtime segment all of the cards the index cards that Steve Sable created yet his an index phrases and words that he could incorporate into his essays that the folks NFL films out and all of our interviews including celebrities like the one we're about to have with David Kettner and in Rochman with the new twenty twenty Honda Civic Lineup the always civic sedan atoms and the jets this week he reportedly on the trading block ended up not liable people that I have a lot of trust in that I was being shopped around I know he has in what was going on it definitely hurt me you know the rams don't take calls on Air Donald as I will always say number one is I do my level best not to criticize guys of what he thought in his head and also took this from Stu Scott a top notch athletes DNA to have full Morais Shin for his level of play. But the reason why the rams don't take calls on Aaron Donald Neither of those teams are one six with no prospects no offensive and no defensive backs I mean I could go on and on and on McKee of the year and so that's why I'm putting it all together. Jj Watt since I understand but you know and it's just GonNa be it's GonNa be used against I mean you know burnt all I know is that the jets have got hugh wins and now they're in such bad shape terrible shape they are not telling a fan hey I just drove from Alabama all the way to Jacksonville for the for the team the president of the United States not President Adams I don't know that they're my team we have to stop talking about a one one team because I'm not talking about other teams all right we're not This was earlier she sounds like bill take a listen the Sandwich MSA challenges run game Josh about the Ravens on Sunday night wow with that anyway for that I mean it's GonNa be as you know Ed is one Abella checks favored Blair's and you can chew on this with Susan Marshall Tomorrow and I'll say this right here right which is in disagrees obviously but I think this is I think I think this is the one okay let's get NBA real quick mentioned Steph Curry Broken Hand Studio today and he was asked about leaving the warriors and if that and everybody around try to get us to you know minute subject did that play a role you leaving to stay a little bit yeah for sure do you want to expand expand all about it wow who there is lay that at the feet of Draymond Green is oh crazy wow lay that at the feet now yeah basically said he did he's kind of lucky to get then Karl Anthony towns see this I did I did where they fought being a peacemaker at the time they must've heard him basically say that's an offer something right looks like the visual evidence does not support and beat in towns and me going at each other on that was not a lot of talking kind of happen out of nowhere that's what I'm good that I like like I said before I never thought anything you not always react hey because they could just sit here and say that looks like four to six weeks to me someone's GonNa come out of that the program that I would go on his show yesterday and begin a new tradition of on and we decided because I did it on October thirtieth and we've beat that horse very going Utah and sitting Leonard because of load management for the long haul and saying you know what let's just let's just not play Hawaiian four two four rich number to dial there you are David Kettner you have a bat on hitting out here let's see if you can get these on this program jar with a baseball bat fantastic so we will collect the idea let's add save hundreds of dollars on car insurance to that list park and of course this may be the most rewarding to do you do today mouth photos while everyone else is grinning ear that's why I'm suggesting getting six months on average inexperienced orthodontist who's licensed in your state creates a custom treatment added ships your honors directly to you so there's no hassle of going to an orthodontist office and candid palate treatment to children around the globe I want you to have a photo ready smile by the holidays and you could do use Code Isin for seventy five dollars off candidate C. 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Costumes and shirts and all that sort of stuff and I might seeing some eyeliner it has a as a costume it doesn't impede your progress at all and I could still any bars maybe nothing for the kids in honor of you though I'm going right now as a member children's mercy hospital there in to see their in donate all year long don't you this year's sprint center unbelievable we'll catch the because again that's the bff thing right there almost stopped the whole fundraising and yet ten thousand people there last time Cyril say tissues okay says really unbelievable is pretty good and it's a family affair everybody's folks in the hall and right here and you see big Weird Al Yankovic and you and Jake Tapper Jake Tapper you are the muscle and by that I mean all of the celebrity guests one in the morning and and and nobody's thinking about going to bed at all U. 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Our First LIVE AT LARGO Episode Ever w/"Weird" Al Yankovic

Bunny Ears

58:20 min | 1 year ago

Our First LIVE AT LARGO Episode Ever w/"Weird" Al Yankovic

"The. Fine me gag. Through the pond the brand. The full die kill me in the packing house. I'm on stage. Hey, everybody. Welcome. I am MacAulay Culkin. Right. So yeah, listen this actually the first time I've actually done something like this like a a live podcast. So I really don't know what to say, I should probably prepared something I'm feeling kind of stupid right now. But yes, so I'm gonna do is. I'm going to bring up a guest, we're gonna talk, and it's one of those things where it's just a regular conversation. And you know. You know, it's it's like the Kuti's, but like would no music and less clever. I guess. So listen, I've a really really special amazing guest right now for you guys. This is actually really kind of for me. It's a big deal. So it should be a big deal for us. It's a an extra to bring them out right now. I can see him right here. He's wearing Hawaiian shirt. It's Mr. weird. Al yankovic. Right. Talk about nostalgia. Right. Hey, guys. Hey, guys. You know, I listen if your podcast that the audiences on those podcasts are so quiet. Yeah. Well, you know, it's you it's you we we need more weird. Al. Yes. Yes. So you guys ever listened to the bunny ears podcast at all any events. You're the ones, let's. Seriously gonna pump our numbers of a little bit. So. So Mr. L. Going call you Mr. humane. Thank you. So. Okay. We actually have a funny history together. So it was poli what it was nineteen ninety or something that and I in an interview when I was ten years old and promoting one of those home loans or something like that. The SPF any movies I loved, and I said I went to bat for you know, I said you h f I go. Oh that movie. And let me separate until you that meant so much to me that time because that was shortly after the movie come out, and bombed in a major major way, you bankrupt, Orion pictures, basically. Yes. Yeah. But, you know, MacAulay Culkin likes it, and you and you sent me a signed poster. Yeah. Yes. Yes. All of a sudden in the mail. I have a signed poster of UHF from Mr. weird Al yankovic and yet and so didn't never met. And then we met at Mr. Seth Green's Villefranche. Hey, Seth green. Where are you? Wave. He's here. Game his place, and you were there. And you said I sent you. And I went up poster. We sons. Exactly. Old friends. Yeah. So yeah. So we got to go way back actually the last time. I saw you was at szeswith. That's right nine years ago that was nine years ago. Yeah. We're all we're old now. I think this is officially the most we've ever talked together though before honestly, yes, hanging up backstage. I was wanted to ask some questions. Save over the podcast. Same saving, save it. This is gold now. This is not right here. This is nailing it. So speaking of UHF, Victoria Jackson that. Yup. What do you feel better politics? No. Richards's also in that you speak to him. Okay. No. We'll just drop it. Got you got you everybody that was in that movie is either dead or clinically insane. Except for you, though, not feeling so well. Little little saw today. So we're gonna wind shirt. Listen, I've actually was for you. Honestly, I've been rocking a lot of a Hawaiian shirts lately. They're amazing guys highly recommended I'm I'm turning that corner. Forty and I'm like, why sure. Doing Hawaiian shirts. Segue into going for it. Now, I heard it was on your writer. It was like when you were touring all they would have to give you a Hawaiian Shrek, and they haven't been lately been eighty heard that they stopped doing it or you request. They stopped doing it. Because you had just too many. Yeah. 'cause I got like seven hundred Hawaiian shirts gonna ask. How many Hawaiian shirts you? I don't know. How many I know that we donated literally five or six hundred goodwill a couple years ago to goodwill. Google Google thinking. Google really needs us. Who ensured Fridays Google? All right. All right. But you still have an extensive collection though. I do I've got some at home. I've got so many storage lockers somewhere. Greater Los Angeles. It's good to be weird. Al. So. What is it about the shirts? I don't know. I I've always just liked garish clothing glows in the dark. All right. The the comfortable in their breathe -able. Again. I can't emphasize this enough Audis Hawaiian shirts furrow. When you've given up. Wiser gave up early in life stable relationship, and like a cool Hawaiian shirts from. I'm gonna turn impress anybody. So so you direct a lot of your music videos. Correct. I wrecked. A lot of music videos. Direct direct them direct. A lot of music videos. Correct. Yes. I do. Yes. Yes. So. Let's say tacky. Okay. That one mortgage show into. So what engine bite me? I didn't have your contact information. Dane now, I do though I got your Email address backstage neck. It's video. It's true. Nick, Nick, now know next tacky video lightning. Techy? Two point. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. That sounds good. I don't see you do a lot of not just your own videos. You do Hanson? I did one hand. Oh, yeah. Back in just one. Oh, I thought it was more than one we've been friends for many. I directed. Video them Taylor Hanson played piano, one of my track. He's pretty there. He's always is. And they were guests on my Saturday morning weird. I'll show back in the day. Oh, goodness. You actually also had a cartoon or a Senator morning show. Yeah. The weird Al show on CBS which had a glorious thirteen episodes. Mike cartoon had thirteen episodes. We have so much in common. I know were just handing out like TV shows Saturday morning shows. I think Rosie O'Donnell had one. I mean, there's certain things that came out of it like candy, which is really good bobby's world. Rosie O'Donnell one. Was the wish kid MacAulay Culkin one? So that real thing. Get home thing. I think she actually did have a Saturday morning cartoons is. Well, yeah. Google it. I get my first back while I'm out. Yeah. Exactly. Let's see I'm looking at looking some stuff. Oh, so you're huge fan of. Goodbye yellow brick road. Is that what it says over there? That's what it says. I'm looking at my thing is that why you learn to play the accordion. I started my accordion lessons a few years before that. But when I was told thirteen something like that. Goodbye yellow coat with the first I with my own money. And I kind of learned how to play rock and roll on the accordion by trying to figure out the corporate Russians on all the songs, and it was gonna play things that you heard. Yeah. Yeah. So I listen I write out the charts and I got to play along with being tire album. On the last year. I played actually several cut from that album is part of the the vanity Tori did a bunch of cover songs over the course of seventy seven shows and their couple couple tracks from that. So it's I I guess that's natural transition into the parody stuff where it's actually you learned the music, and then you apply new words like another one rides the bus. You know, things like that. That sounds just like the Queen song. Right. Yes. It does. It does. I mean, I've seen you on Letterman doing that. Yes. Did you? Yes. I've never been on motormen. So tell me about it was it was it was Letterman was it. The bus Tom Snyder cider. Yeah. Where he was looking like you had a person playing the suitcase that was Madrid. A suitcase. He was drummer was just bopping is that was how I met him. Actually, Jon Bermuda Schwartz who is my to this day. But back in nineteen eighty he was at the doctor show, and I was about to play another one rides the bus for the first time. And I said descend wanna bang on my accordion case for percussion. If there, well, I'm a drummer, I can do it. That was the first gig with me, and he's been with me for thirty almost forty. I've been drumming ever since. Nice. Nice. And you start with a doctor demento. Yes. That was back in the days before YouTube, and that was the only place in the universe where my kind of songs get played because you know, nobody wanted to add those kind of songs to us radio station playlist. I miss was implying it. No. But because Dr models playing it and it was a head on his show. It would get bootlegged. So so my songs. Yeah. My went viral in the days before things viral and other distractions were recording songs demento show. I was still in college at the time. This is my senior year in college, and I'd come home from classes. My roommate would say you've got you've got a message from New Zealand. They want to know how they can get a copy of another one rides the bus. So it was getting out there. And it's the only way natural is viral was fire. I heard I just heard actually this morning. You turn with the monkeys. I did. That's awesome. I did that was eighty seven and Jimi Hendrix. Yeah. Supergroup right there. It was like rid revival when they're doing. They're like there's of airing the monkeys on MTV. Yeah. So I I wasn't the first reunion tour. I was the second reunion terrific. The bloom is off the rose a little bit people. Remember, remember one thing was, you know, they're getting the reruns getting played on Nickelodeon constantly, and they had a whole new fan base of kids that were just discovering the monkeys not knowing that they were banned from the sixties. It was it was. Davy Jones, right. He's kind of like a lot of young kids shut up for the show, and like worthy monkeys are bunch of old guys people do that to me all the time. Really? The parents are pushing their kids to me, and they're like, that's your home. No, smelly adult. Smells like cigarettes. He smells like how my aunt petty. Looks. The passage of time, man. I know tell me about tell me about it. So. Actually, don't tell me. Okay. You might be wondering what this is. I was wondering. Okay. So. Again, UHF. I'm going to circle Beck around. I kind of I know where I'm going. I think I already do. So you guys have watched you, Jeff, right? Correct. L five you. So. I know you're vegan now. So I made a vegan twinkie Weiner, saying, okay? Thanks, and I made a real meat one for myself. I'm no longer a vegan. Now, are you willing to eat this with me, I will have a bite. Okay. Because I have with let me let me check my bag. I'm looking for wiz cheese was. So which which one's which this is this is the beginning. I believe me. I heard the myself. Thank you. Yeah. Yeah. Job. Yeah. I used. The styrofoam and everything. Lovely. Yeah. This honestly, I've actually both looking forward to this completely dreading this. I am mostly just reading it. So do you know what it tricky weenies reader sandwiched guys? So it is a hotdog sliced into a twinkie, which he's was on top of it any kind of spray cheese. Really? Yes. So. Yeah. And he's so here. I know honestly. Yes. Thank you. Okay. Here we go. Oh, it's not even warmed up either. If none of awful if you think. If not as awful thing. Becoming fed that not great. Just want to finish mine. Yeah. I thought so. Oh, good. This is like, oh, yeah. Forgot. Sandwiches for me. And we're out. That might be the first one I've had about twenty years. We I eight seven during the making of the movie really seven takes. Yeah. Oh, goodness. Goodness. I'm still chewing on maturing. So actually, I watch you about two and a half times in the last twenty four hours. To prepare myself for. Two in the morning. I text my buddy, Mike hotdogs twinkies. Trust me. So here we are. And here we are. So the magic happening. So I hear you're not drinker not so much because I got you a bottle of champagne. Okay. Thank you. Yeah. You can rig it to wherever you want all of this. Now don't own on. What did to give you a gift? And then we got it for you. Then I heard you're not a drinker knows like I'm gonna give it to him. Anyway. I'm gonna give you food. You can't eat and things you can't drink. Great. Well, thank you. Hear exactly. To stay there. I don't know there were prizes involved in gifts just stuff. Wow. Just the thing things most goal things and stuff and stuff. You know? Now. What are your some of your favorite bands? Because I know you're fans in Oban bands. Sorry. The coup. I like the Kuti's I didn't know they're gonna be playing here tonight. Even for the Kuti's, right? New. But you know, they were fantastic right there. Really funny. Yeah. Mostly just them. Is that what he listened to growing? Yeah. Pretty much. Oh, no. But seriously like, no. What were you into look? I mean, were you more into rock we well one discourse having those into new wave? So at that point late seventy I was into like talking heads and B fifty twos and annoying go boy and go and things like that. And a lot of the nineties, and I tend to gravitate toward bans that have a bit of a sense of humor. A little, you know, little odd little alternative. Yeah. So yeah. So yeah. So it was just kind of the old kind of thing. The all the old stuff. Here. I'm sure I'm gonna look up some other. Okay. Good. Maybe we'll both learn something this. I heard you've been refused by prints zeppelin McCartney to to parody various things. Prince several times. Yeah. He never let me do anything. They kept asking. Yeah. No. Because we thought you know, maybe he'll develop on humor. And it didn't really happen. And then leads up one. There was one time. I heard that a Jimmy page was a fan because he he called somebody from his his office called our office asking for videos or something like that. Oh, Jimmy Page's a fan. And I thought, hey, maybe he'll he'll like a Led Zeppelin polka medley, and we got back now not so much. But then we were able to re record a bit of black dog there's called trapped in the drive through. And there's a bit of it where the band is playing leads uplands black dog and apparently upland his never allowed this before. But they let us like recreate black dogs. And that was that was kind of cool. That's cool. And it was mckearney pains me that McCartney is on that list because I'm such a huge Beatles fan big fan, and he had a great sense of humor. I've told this story million times. But basically, I want guns and roses had just had a big hit with live and let die and I wanted to do a parody, of course, chicken pot pipe. And and and I had to get permission from Paul McCartney because he wrote the original song, and the story was that he felt bad be determined on. Because he said, look, I'm vegetarian Linden vegetarians. And I can't condone a parody song that condones the eating of animal. Wow. Really? That's that was. I mean, and you know, I worked with I can say that I've directed Paul McCartney because he did a little bit partner three D movie that I made a few years after that. And a great sport degrade humor. Just that one thing that went and I'll Paul Paul h. Zero vegetarian. Also, you're getting again. So, but no still like see I can I can I can still sing my bologna. And not mean it. That's what I'm saying. You know? Character character peace and and listen to you play a lot of polka and things like that. There's a poke on virtually every album, I did on my on my first few albums, and then I left it off of album, and there was basically rioting in the streets. People were very disappointed. And I said, okay, I gotta gotta give people their polka fix. You you play polka. Do you like folk music? Do I mean, I can't listen to it my car when I'm driving around say into it, are you? I appreciate all your onerous, polka music, isn't politician. Good. My long. When I do it's sort of a combination of traditional polka music spike Jones, because it's it's a lot of wackier than you know, what you'd hear October fest. I add add the bells and whistles and sound effects. Nice. So I remember actually I was thinking about reaching out to I was in a comedy parody band, the pizza undergrad undergrad. Yes. You heard it. That's the other band that I should say the Kuti's and pizza underground favorite band took. You took your long. When we started doing some recording things of that. I wanted to reach out to you. I'm like, well, you're the godfather your. Yeah. I mean, we rhymed mushrooms of mushrooms do that you can't do that. I mean, we can we did. But it was like, yeah. It was definitely not the same level. But yes, I remember things I should reach out to the godfather for this because I know all sorts Rams with mushrooms. Yes. Go on. For your next album. I hope. Okay. Okay. Okay. Just want to make sure make sure. So so Victoria Jackson. Does she ask about me? Oh, yes. Oh, okay. I'm gonna ask you your opinion about something. Really controversial. So that. The empire actor. Yup. How do you feel about that situation? No, actually, let me rephrase rephrase. How do you pronounce his name is it just or juicy? I think smollet or small a juice Molay juicy smell. Yeah. Okay. Good. Good. Get controversial for a second. One question. What if you? Empire thing. Juicy juicy juicy wacky guy. So what's the least favorite song that you've covered that? I've covered. Yeah. That you've done a parody of rather. Well, no reflection on the original song or the artist. But the only that under duress was my Cindy Lauper parity by my first album didn't sell that. Well, and nobody cared. My second album was a big, hey because at had eat it on it and my third album, my record label all of a sudden like own now that people care we're going to get involved creatively. And they said you gotta have a send you LOP prepared head that lava. Yeah. Well, I've got a Madonna parody. That should know you gotta do send you oppor-. And they said we're not gonna Pat your album unless you have a lot properity on it. So I did what? Which one is that one? It was a pretty girl just wanna have fun, and I did girls just wanna have lunch. Which was nailed it. Which would call horrible horrible idea. And. And you can hear in my performance of the song. But I'm doing it against my will. See you don't play it life. I don't think we ever have. No because you tour look how how how many dates do you do year? Well, very from year to year last year. We did our the ridiculous self-indulgent ill advised vanity tour. Wow. Which which was a lot of fun we own that sounds amazing. Because normally we do a big production with like, you know, costumes and props and bills and whistles and big screens. And last year, we did a tour seventy seven dates last year where it was literally just the band walking out on stage and sitting on stools and playing our instruments like no, click tracks prerecorded anything. No screens. Nobody just guys. It was rolled around. Around. It was great for us. And the the fans had a great time. But it was it was geared more for the hardcore fans because we weren't playing the hits we were playing the deep cuts and stuff like that. So stuff that you'd never hear us play. Like in thirty years, we crammed into that tour and this this year, we're doing the strings attached to her. So we're going from our? No, we're we're going from our least impressive show or biggest most extravagant show. We're doing every single date on this tour with a full Symphony Orchestra. Well, how many pieces it's going to bury? We don't travel with the orchestra. But it's going to bury between forty one and eighty five pieces every night. We're doing the Greek later he's going to say it's going to be like different cities. You're gonna get the local orchestras and some of our brand they're like and some of them are just like picking up whatever local union guys, we're putting together orchestra. It's amazing. How many dates is that we're like sixty five sixty six. Yeah. Really that many people play the violin. Apparently. Yeah. I'll tell you from the moment that I was doing this particular tour, my emails Deandra filled with people going, you know, my cousin plays the Joa. Maybe he'll call now. We're we're on top of it. Because in in your phone. Yeah. Hello and welcome to the first ever video edition of meditation minute. As always I'm your guide Lewis Prada meeting. Face to face is always joyous. Except this time I've long intended to keep meditation minute unsullied, by advertisers. Well, I'm broke now, and I can't offer these meditations for free anymore. 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Is there anything you're sick of playing? Like fat need it knew any of those like the Greenwich. The. Do you think I should not play those on this tour do bad ass? I was just naming your catalog. Yeah. Well, you know, I try to give arrests every now and then like even big hits. I try not to do them every single tour. So there's some songs which may just be put on the shelf for a while. But we tend to bring sick of besides leper goes just wanna have lunch. No. I know. I mean, not not really I will say one of the one of the reasons they did that whole like self-indulgent vanity detour was on the previous tour, which was the mandatory fun world tour. I remember near the end of that. It was like that was like over one hundred dates and near the end. But I remember I was putting on my fat suit for the thousand time. And I I don't know if I want to do this on the news. That's the whole scale back. Exactly. So I mean, what song are you most proud of? Probably be one of the original songs like half of my. Is original song pastiches and style period. But. There are some song. There's on the last album called Jackson park express, which is a nine minute long weird song about a guy who fantasizes having relationship with a woman on a bus, and there's not much more to it than that. But it's very weird and creepy and. Inappropriate. I remember it was a polka power or whatever that's the one that like like, I I still get stuck in my head woke up this morning with that in my head. We're really like you win over all the songs of that year into straight up in accordion on the street. Yeah. That's why I was asking about polka music. And I'm like, you're obviously really really good at it. But you just don't even son too. Because for people don't really follow pop culture is sort of like your cliff notes of what was big in music for the last two years, the polka medley you're up to speed. No it. Dare to be stupid is one of those songs that get stuck in my head a lot again. I'm sorry. I know I know it's amazing. It's very Devaux. It's very much. That's on purpose. Of course, it is. But it's on the transformers soundtrack. There's an interesting story about that. I record label said, hey, we're going to put your son on the transformers soundtrack. Just look at the next question. Right. Hawaiian shirts. Let's see. What's your favorite Hawaiian shirt? This one for you. What you one? What's the craziest one? You've got gosh there were some there's some I don't wear these anymore. Of the storage are like the ones that have sequence own through them. I did a home video call to complain at like in nineteen eighty-five. And there's a whole thing about going through my closets. And we made sure that those extra flashy and flamboyant, so there's so some Hawaiian shirts with epaulettes sequence and probably some neon glow at ark stuff like at glow in the dark. Like minds pickles online. Two classes, I get really we're gonna help flashy. I get. I just saw this on my it's my last year in all three naked gun movies. That is true. You were. Yeah. I was I was on the first one is myself, and I was on the third one as myself as Vanna white state at the Oscars. Go on and the second one I play a an unnamed. Guy with a gun who? My bit. My big line. I brushed in a room with a gun and say pay. Okay, pig say your prayers, and then Leslie Neilson inadvertently knocked me out with the door. So I think we I think it was holding OJ Simpson at gun point. I say what was it like to work with OJ Simpson. Well, I'll tell you. He didn't kill anybody on the set. That you know of. Yes. So he's. Who's to say? I think more fun OJ stories. That's pretty much it. My OJ contact. So listen you've done a lot of parodies of a Michael Jackson stuff. Yes. Yes. Somebody knows that. But yeah, it was what was going to ask you a very serious question. What was your relationship like with Michael Jackson? Mostly tonic. He was very I met him to three times. He was very sweet to me. Go on. We we shared a twinkie Weiner fan witch and. Pretty much it. Sounds amazing. Sounds really cool. Yeah. So I will say he was a huge huge fan of yours. Yes. He was he always had your videos and things like that like kind of playing constantly looking. Yeah. Yeah. It was he told me he played UHF in his home theater. Yes. Yes. I think there for that. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. But no, he loved loved your videos like he was a big fan giving. Well, it's nice to hear exactly right validation. Praise from Caesar. Did you have you thought about doing some more films? Should I? Yes. Okay. Well, I hadn't. I hadn't thought about until just right now. But since you brought it up. You're welcome. Actually, I'm I'm actually pondering actually writing movie right now with I probably shouldn't mention any names as this is like before it's even being bitch. Tom this is like just out of my brain. I'd love to the movie, and that might actually be happening sometimes ten fifteen years. Oh nice. I mean, would it be kind of a like an anthology too much already? Okay. Jeez. Sorry. So that movie they were just talking. Really press. Let me really press. If you could remake you Jeff. Yes. Would you? After a came out and didn't do well. Every single night before going to sleep. I would spend a torch a couple of hours going. What should I have done differently and reedited the movie hundreds of times in my head? And there is what I should never done there things a million changes. I would've made probably starting with the title, which was not a great title. I mean, even then was sort of an anachronism analysis. I don't think they even have you h f TV channels anymore, but at the same time when I'm scrolling through like, I tunes thing like, there's no you movies. So it's pretty much UHF. UHF that inaugural buck and yet true. Yeah. Oh, yeah. I don't I don't own book. My phone. Everyone when it came out at tanked in the states, and then they're going to release it. In europe. And they said we can't call it. A and I said, well, why don't you want to call it the video because that's a little plan words, and that would make more sense than people. Don't know what you HFS means. And they said, well, we want to tie in with the failure from the United States. So we're going to call it the video from u h f. What's the worst heard in my life? Yeah. That was that was what it was in parts of Europe. Yeah. Wow. Really? Yeah. I know in France, home alone was maligned missed the plane. So you know, those overseas markets. Good. Good. Struggling like YouTube channel or something like that. Oh, yeah. Got. That's right. When we keep pitching can do it. Do it. Do it forever. L tube. Yes to. Yes. There too. What do you? I mean, how how many shows do you do a year like wife shows? Yes. A really berries. I mean, our on the road were on the road. We do five or six cities a week. You know? Meet bus. Yeah. It's all bus, and we do three stretch a nice bus. You're welcome on the bus. We'll do that. But yeah. And we're not doing it all next year because we've found that if you to for three years on the road by the thirty people like haven't we seen you already so everyone here's each other stories like that's the thing is nobody's funny anymore awhile. The longer on tour. Yeah. Yeah. No. I heard that you have to walk away for for a while. And then come back. But like a normal year like what would be like a hundred shows. Yeah. I mean, like seventy seven last year, we're sixty five this year. And with the last big tour that was forget how many days. The big tours about one hundred days you'd probably like count by your Hawaiian shirts. How many how many gigs? Eighties. That was that was for two tours way back when that was back when all the the Rockstars are asking for ridiculous things like the whole van Halen. No, the green Eminem Irene Eminem. So he's thinking I wanna test. My. Pizza underground we had Beverly Hills cop two poster for every show. Yes. And most people fulfilled it like I actually had early. I have a file a filing cabinet of just full of Beverly Hills cop two posters. Wow. Yeah. It worked it worked. What is that gonna be an art project with you do those? I don't know actually somebody made a stencil too. Three and a half by two and a half foot canvas of just actual Foley. Just how. Yeah, it was. It's it's in a word. It's dope. Not the word ideas. Yes. So I mean, I mean, do you have any link? Hardcore rock and roll kind of thing. But you have any kind of crazy stories from the road. Sometimes like everybody on the whole buses on their laptops. Do this crazy. Wikipedia or something all serving all surge. St. web surfing. All right. All right. You know, like talk to the loving wives and stuff sometimes. Yeah. All right. Yeah. That's crazy old people on a buzz. Wow. I'm in. Sounds great. My brain went there. I want to do that. Invited. Yeah. I wanna be an old person of us. So are you married? I am. Yeah. Look, look look. Look. Pictures surprise. Picture. How we've been married for. In two thousand one. So for doing the math OB eighteen years. So yeah, do you have any children? I have pro created. Yes. I do. I've got a sixteen year old daughter. Really? What's that? Like, what do you not believe what I say? Is that so far fetched? You procreate? No spring for my loins. Juice. What's it like to reason daughter? I don't have anything to compare it against. But I've enjoyed the whole process. She's been a wonderful human the entire time. I've known her which has been her whole her whole life. But I mean, she was. We be. Terrible. If you have a gli horrible child looking nobody ever says that about their own child. Oh, they're just they're ridiculously ugly in their their terrible. The new Hitler. I would say that if it were true. You'll really I mean painfully honest, but no she's been great ever since. I mean, you know, we're only she was a baby people like wait until she gets to the terrible twos. And she was sweet as a two year old. But it's not really the terrible twos. Is the terrible threes. And she was great down like I'll wait until she's thirteen and all the hormones, and she's been really kind of cool and like an are good. Even just very I mean, I don't know what we did turned out. Really? Well, and so you thinking about public college and things like that with her over me over her. Yeah. Yeah. No for you know, for her. Yeah. Yeah. She's gonna tenth grade. Louis Laughlin kind of like. Top of getting the wallet out. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Out and stuff. Yeah. She she smart, she sherpa. She is I I've been able to help with the math homework, and I'm just at the point. Now, we're sort of like, I don't know if I can help you too much longer. Algebra only go so far. And the. Yeah. So you've just been raising a kid making music being married. Also Moseley talking. That's can't believe a lot of that is like touring and enduring the the home life thing. Yeah. You've changed. Your look also Lazic like twenty years ago, but. I was just watching you a jevon like oh we used to wear glasses. So I did a nine hundred ninety eight and nice to be able to like, you know. See things. Am I continued to change these these glasses or on my neck, just because anything that's twenty feet or so it's a little fuzzy? So I can still see s denied HD. Can I see him on all on a whole on hold on? Oh my God. You look like everyone's really cool. It's still a black. Void much more clear. Black void now. I know. Yeah. You'll give cool ankle. Thank you. Welcome. You're welcome. Oh. All right. Let me go back to the list. We do you want to. Sorry. Can I help you my phone over there? Never mind mine. Can I can I? Let's see. Do you wanna play a game shooter? All right. Something in my bag. Let's see what's in the bag somewhere in here. Air we go. It's a chess clock you play chess. No good playing chess. Anyway. All right. So we're gonna play this game. It's called clock blockers. So here's how it all. Right. It's a standard chess clock. So if I hit my button, your timer goes, okay? And if you hit your, but in my timer. Okay. It's fairly straightforward. So we pay a category. So really really vague the broad of their better like animals. Okay. And then I'll say. A dog, and you can say cat elephant. And we keep on going. And then whoever runs out of time for the again, my daughter does like you name an animal, but then the next animal has to start with the letter. That's the last letter the previous animal, I know I know that game this is kind of a different. So just literally any animal. Yeah. It's it's kind of the same thing. But also, the broader better you'll see it's kind of your brain's going to hurt. Okay. So I have a minute and thirty seconds to think of an animal exactly we both have ninety seconds a category. Anyone have a category sitting broad? Countries countries is just so you name it country thing, and we'll get started. I mean, keep on naming countries until we run on time. And you'll see your brain lockup. I will say that that the geography the blue square is the blue pie is my favorite pie in trivial pursuit. Really not. I'm not a grad Russia. They're gonna my own game. You're gonna crush me. All right. Okay. Gosh, tough. Okay. The United States of America, France. You're good. I know right. Mexico Spain, Canada, Australia. Gosh, other any others. Egypt China Japan. I'll say that. Vietnam, Indonesia, Russia. Norway Sweden Finland. Germany Germany already do. We know. Okay. Okay. A New Zealand how do self Africa? Okay. Africa. Yes. Of course, Madagascar. Simile Zimbabwe has to do with me. Brazeal? Qatar Chile Sudan. Democratic Republic of Congo. Brazil, the federated states Micronesia. I know I already had Portugal. Belgium. Okay, antarctica. That's not a it's not. Oh, that's a continent. Well, isn't it also country? No, okay. Fine. I'll give it. Guatemala. Okay. panama. Oh, I did it. Venezuela made his way, okay? Oh, we do India India, no Pakistan jacket. Okay. Cuba. Say Puerto Rico, but it's not the country. It's commonwealth. I know right knowledge. Then other ones. Belgium irish. Oh, do I lose? No, no. Keep going. You're going sixteen seconds left. What okay. Of mind. E-? Right. It's hard to while. After a while. They can't remember what we've already said before we should have a running list. Can I just lose? Time and time. Game again. I mean, I was sitting there going I can't wait to see Belarus. I'm ready for it. I'm gonna get that one in the chamber right there. So Antar does not a country. So what how does that work? Well, I think it's been claimed by multiple countries is. It's if it was a pie that'd be slices in Russia. Okay. Norway gets slice. Even nothing to do with Norway. So Antarctica, the only continent with no countries. Yeah. I think I think is valid. I think it's a very valid argument of yours. Yeah. Yeah. One of my mind. I know right. I knew. So we talked about some of the accident. You've been rejected by like before focus on the negative MAC. Why bring us down negatively what I wanted to do. I wanted to ask whether or not there's somebody that you kind of kept on going to Princeton, the only one prince the one that you kind of multiple again and were like, did you have multiple ideas? Yeah. They're like a half on her. So there was for nine hundred ninety nine very day. For nineteen ninety nine door. Yeah. I was going to do like a like a late night infomercial thing, you can just nineteen ninety nine. The whole bit on that. And and I'm sure there was actually an UHF since we're circling back to that the whole set peace in the middle. Now, the dire. Straits parody was originally supposed to be a parody of. Let's go crazy reprints. Oh, really? Yeah. There's a whole it was all written. It was all ready to go. And this is after printed turn termi down. If you've times where things come on friends, come on wasn't into it. Kept on that it and still never got. Have you tried now? I don't think I can get permission now, I know, but still people have asked me that. And you know, because I theoretically good could go to his state, but I pride myself on respecting the wishes of your rental artists and prince made his wishes extremely clear. So I'm not going to go back and try to get around that. All right. All right. And again, I mean, but I mean have you actually dead people before though, I mean, haven't you? I've done that. Yeah. See? Okay. But the. I know because he did George Harrison when you still alive six, and actually, you know, that one sticks with me all thank you. Just six words long. The I that's not actually written by George. I was a cover song Georgia did. So we didn't actually have to go to torture that. Of that. I'm actually good friends with this. Dan, you now fantastic. He's also the spitting image to if it's kind of crazy. It's some even looks just like his father got to go to the the George Harrison tribute a few years ago. And do do what is life with the orchestra and singers? And it was amazing. It was so fun. They did a whole like on Blu Ray or they did a big special for the night. Yeah. I just I had Jen candy on the podcast recently. John candy's kid. She's a maze. Ing she's great. And also has the same eyes same eyes and kind of the spitting image. But you can see her father look inter in. It was it was something. It was it's amazing. When you see the kids of dead people. Right. I met John candy once he was doing doing the schminke brothers bit. So even leader hosing and all that super cool guy. He was he was listening to kids are really really hard to work with. And he was very very kind to the schmucky kid. Yeah. Yeah. You ever kits me? I. I like kids just fine. Okay. Do you like working with their kid? The kid knew that spit in my face a lot of fun. I think she just watching that scene. And he could see he was having a hard time. Just not breaking. Oh, yeah. We use every single second every single frame that we could before completely lost. Specific. Oh. I could have done that. I know a guy. Is there any kind of a modern band or something that you've been looking forward to like? Parodying? Queuing? I've got thoughts. I've got random ideas pop into my head. But if Wien pops in my head all the time really ever since that Super Bowl performance at the same tattoos just on the off chance that I ever do. Adam LeVine payers. Got to be prepared me to. But do you have any like on that you're gonna like, you know? You know, kind of bone. I don't really listen to music anymore. So they still make music. That's like nine hundred ninety eight to me at least like neutral milk hotel or something like that. Yeah. I get random ideas every now, and then, but I I haven't been super super inspired one of these days. Right. Get. This music is not inspiring. Is it I didn't say that. Well, I mean you implied it. You're being very kind. So there's nothing there's nothing that you're like nothing that I'm currently working on that. I can tell you about got you that you can tell me about. That sounds better. Like time just not working. At home playing to-, Jim and Earl all day. And what if I were? We wrap things up because I'm looking at the clock up. There. We see that glasses even without my glasses. I can see that we should read up and everything. But actually, it's been a it's been a ball and biscuit, my friend. Yeah, it's been really nice a everybody do so much for coming. Give it up a weird. Al. I hope you enjoyed the show enjoyed the Kuti's weird out on the whole works. Thank you very much guys. Get out of my house get out. Get out. Getting. The hopes said it's eight four easy. While ago, but I got nervous the safe, right? And my Guinea pigs squealing in my kitty cat when the and so I had to go on and them 'cause they're still scribbling in the hour. But I have finished. I'm telling you man, the creaky bandits would be gruel. It would be a little here freak listen. What? After the square circle plants mood writer. I'm gonna roll. Yep. With a one two three big three might give you the booth on the way out listen here. What are you gonna do brother when Lance moved right comes to you creaky bandit because they're trying to get the kids and everything and they're trying to get into health and still all the stuff and burglarize things, but they can't quite get it because the get along, and they gotta take the medicine for their knees within he's the work as the. 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Wonderful! 76: "Shades"

Rose Buddies

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Wonderful! 76: "Shades"

"Hi, this is Rachel McElroy. Hello. This is Griffin McElroy in this is wonderful. And you know, what else is wonderful. Hey, hey, baby. You have our mind. He don't you worry. It's max fund drive time and could pitch that is the theme song to max fun and see what they thought about it. Hey Griffin pay. You know, what I heard what I heard? It's a max von drive. Did you hear that all shit? Oh, come on happens in Jeb ury, you're always skeptic. But I'm promise. This is not a boy who cried wolf situation. This is a girl who cried fund drive, and it's true. I can't believe you call me a skeptic just because I think the earth is hollow. And I believe in a month. Call Jeb ury that is a secret month between March and April. I cannot believe you just said that on our love show that we do people like you're so in love. It is max fund drive time though. And it's the most wonderful time of year because you get to show your support for this stuff that you like, which hopefully if you're listening to this show, you know, includes us, and you can you can support us directly by going to maximum fun dot org slash donate. And given you know an amount that you feel comfortable given to us monthly and because of the support we've been doing some version of macaroni shows have been on the network for eight years now, this is our eighth maximum filed. And because of the support we've gotten, you know, we've been able to turn this into full time careers, so yeah, your support has changed our lives. And if you are a new listener, or maybe you're listening to more shows, you know, we hope you think about donating for sure it's it's it's something that we don't ask for most of the time. But once a year, we designate a little time to say, hey, thanks for listening. Would you consider helping us out? Yeah. So we're gonna talk more about like, the pledge gifts, you can get all kinds of stuff little bit later on. But before we get to that. Hey, Rachel small wonders. I always see that. There's a look that way. You know, she doesn't have a small one. I did not plan. But let me tell you what I am grateful for when I finish the sentence and the end of the sentences coming so I'm going to say six starts with an S definitely starts with us. I can tell you that much. You go first. Okay. I got to one got some new key caps in from Keeble. Beautiful. It's like a sunset gradient. Yeah. From the top cues to the space bar. It's beautiful wild about it. And number two. I got to go to FSU earlier this week that we recording. For the students there. It was really great. I've never done anything like that before. And so cool ad there were some nice thoughtful questions. And it went it went so good. And it was nice to, you know, talk to young young, folks. It was good. I liked to make you think that you talk to me all the time. And I never pay you for it. I did actually have that talk. And I have an invoice that I've been meaning to send your way. Do you have a small wonder now Finally I do finally now our son has started to learn colors and a lot of times, he just walks around point stuff out. And it's just like I'm watching the whole world in front of him like explode. Yes, he's just like he recognizes that things are things in that. They also have colors and profitable point at stuff, and he'll be like green like it's just occurring to him. Like, this is a thing. And also it has color in its he's also learned recently defiance. Well, yeah, that's wonderful. A rough I came up with the name for it though. Okay. Post Mickey melt. Down. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Can't wait to take him to DisneyWorld for a week. Let's see how that goes. Hey, what's your first thing though? My first thing is Missy Elliott. God. That's good stuff right there. He has lowly over the past few years been reminding us that she is very much still a force. Oh for sure because her time period really peaked between like nine hundred ninety seven and two thousand five and then she kind of went dark, and I feel people kind of maybe forgot about this. Yeah. She had a graves disease. That's called and she she sort of went in the background was doing production stuff for a while. And then came back was the Super Bowl when she sort of again her head God that was so fucking good. Yes. Yes. So Missy Elliott. I think I don't know actually if this new generation really knew about her. But I know she was very much a presence when we were growing. Absolutely. So I had so addictive which was her two thousand one album, and that was the one that had one minute man and get your free gun like, yeah, she was just inducted actually last month into the songwriters hall of fame. Which is something you can only become eligible for after twenty years from year first commercial release. And so she is the first female rapper and the only other rapper. Besides Jay z to be inducted. That's kind of that's wild that there's not more person the song. Wait fuck else too. On chevy. That's required. The twenty year career gotta keep active for a long time before the la- chin. That's true. So I didn't realize like, you know, that like Missy Elliott guests on a lot of other tracks. But I didn't realize that she has done a lot of writing for other artists, including Destiny's Child. Mariah Carey Monica in saying Whitney, Houston Eliya. Wow. Sierra and Janet Jackson. I yeah. I knew she'd collaborated in the production. We're headed producer. Sure, that's wild. She made her debut in nineteen Ninety-three because she helped write raven Simone's debut single. That's what little girls are made of. Okay. I haven't heard I haven't heard that bed at slaps for sure he has written more than five hundred songs and has won five Grammy awards and sold over thirty million records in the United States, which according to billboard and twenty seventeen made her the best sailing female rapper. Wow. Yeah. I never I had never thought of it that way, but I don't know who would come close to competing with that that body of work. Yes. So she found this quote that I really liked from this story they did on her and twenty seventeen and L magazine it said while other rappers were adversary all making you feel broke or on cool or backed up against the spare Missy was inviting us to join her party, others insulted us for listening told us about what we didn't have didn't own couldn't brag about whereas MRI said forget who you are forget what you heard and come dance with me. Just think like a really great way to summarize kind of her like emergence onto the scene. You know, what I love the most about that is that there are other artists who like I think conceptually try and do the. Same thing. And none of them are nearly as like elementary. Oh, right. Is that? I'm via here's point here. Like, the idea of party rock and like come on. Let's just get wild. And like a lot of the black eyed peas stuff, which is fine. But like it is sort of her whole evokes and also some of the best fucking like music ever. Yeah. And I think part of what meat like drew me back to her is just my interest. And Liz, oh, like, Liz. Oh, is is obviously like people have noticed lately when we were talking about her. She was kind of like becoming really popular. And now it's just like every month. She has a new incredible. It's this uplifting. Positive exactly. And I just I feel like Zo probably owes a lot to Missy Elliott for just like bringing forward this like female rapper whose just like positively like party starting the big lie. I listen blowing up right now. And I could not be fucking. Seem like five different. Liz, oh features come out in the last like two s so she started out in high school, and she just happened to know timberland and Pharrell Williams growing up. Okay. So like they used to like get together and start like playing songs together. It's awesome. When they were in high school. But yeah, as you as you mentioned like she had all of these great, albums Superfly. Under construction which had lose control lose control was on the cookbook in two thousand five right on that was her last album came she. Yeah. Yeah. And I wanted to play a little bit at. Yeah. Croaking? Smoking down. About about a waste. Body. But after the cookbook came out, she started to feel ill and suffered dizzy spells and have unexplained weight loss, which was a large part of her taking time off. And then she was diagnosed with the thyroid condition, grace sees everyone was talking about how much weight she lost thinking it was like some big like fitness craze. And it's like actually the result of this illness. She had. Yeah. So what Griffin reference is that? In twenty fifteen Katy Perry asked her to appear for two and a half minutes in the middle of the Super Bowl. And at that point she hadn't released an album since cookbook, and she was super anxious. Apparently, she was like having a panic attack the night before that required like medical care, and she hadn't been like out. And then you're doing the superbeet. So she came out and saying samples of get your freak on work it and lose control. And then apparently twenty four hours later, it was downloaded twenty thousand times hitting the number one spot on I tunes. Everyone's like, you know, either they're like who is this person. This is incredible. Or they're like, I haven't heard Missy Elliott in ten years is super winless listen to her music again. So I also wanted to play some of her recent stuff. So at this point, she's in her mid forties. But she's like slowly working her way back into the scene in January twenty seventeen she came out with a track I'm better and before that she came out in twenty fifteen with a single with ferrall, call W Tf so Griffin. I'll let you pick. That I'm better checking today. DJ ring. Buddhi go Clinton. You can make it up in my car. Like. The other thing that was teased on her YouTube page twenty seventeen was documentary about Missy Elliott. Yeah, I'm there. And they've they've filmed some like testimonials from a lot of her collaborators in like, so it looks part of it has been filmed. But his not been released yet. I do not know when it's going to be released. They won they won on their day one. Okay. I thought you were trying to give me a hint as to win. It was going really. Early. To twenty twenty January twenty it's day one of the twenty Olympics. Yeah. I don't actually know. But I'm very much looking forward to it. I just like when I was listening to her music again, preparing to talk about her there is there are no like there are no disappointment tracks. So unlike ever, she's incredible. I love her and her her aesthetic is like nothing else that I've ever seen. Yeah. Or her her music videos are invariably book wild start to finish like unforgivably. Yes. Yes. Unforgivably strange and almost like. What's what's the word? I'm looking for not combative. There's there's an element of it this. Wow. You're really you really coming after me. Screen shake every time like whoa, damn. She has that like that that growl. She doesn't tracks that just like always so fucking good, man. Michelle, it can I do my first thing. Guess my first thing is sectionals sectionals. I wanna talk about sectional sofas though as Griffin. I go to tell them. Okay. Sit for years we've been together, and we had not taken that step as a couple. And then just recently, we said, we're ready. Let's do it. The big leap, and it's good. It's change. It's really really good. I'm all about like peak functionality from the furniture that I own just like you can't be a sectional in that regard. And owning the sectional in my own house is very exciting to me because actually it it's been awhile since I've been a part of a sectional team. We had one in the house growing up I gel when I was in middle school. We have this like back like storage room on the house, and like a backyard, and we tore that out and put in a basketball court and a family room and in the family room. We put a sectional sofa, and it was dope. It had so much stuff. It had a lounge section had a fold down the recliner. Yes. It had to recliners that had a fold down like tray with Cup holders out of control. This section having like a little voltron voltron. And I don't know what we did before that that that furniture because. There were five of ice. Traditional to couch sort of structure is going to be you know, kind of tight kind of tight fit when we're all gathered together watching who wants to be a millionaire on the couch. It's got so much functionality. And I I love it. And so they became sort of in fashion and more common in the mid twentieth century, but sectionals as we know them. Now, there is evidence of them actually being around in the early nineteenth century. Oh, yeah. So there was a three piece sectional found in Fredericksburg Virginia that was dated back to eighteen twenty that had like the metal hooks to like hold it all together and was obviously like a custom job. So like a lot of these things could be found among wealthier households in the American South and then during civil war like a lot of them were destroyed you need enough space for a sectional and enough money to have one custom built. So like, these wealthy people who are entertaining guests and stuff got the made but over time and during the civil bore like most of them were were destroyed, but yeah, it's not like super modern invention. It was very much like the same thing. It is. Now, just this like sectionals are very much the Burger King of the furniture world because you can really have it your way baby. Like you can chew when we should we should we pause a minute for that. Great jokey dismayed. Yeah. Guess now. I feel a little naked. I feel exposed when we were shopping for our sectional like there's just a menu of things you can choose from. You can have you know, sofa sections the lounge the lounge you can have a love seat section. You can have the corner Carter piece is what does is like without a corner piece. It is it is just two couches or it could. I mean, the corner piece could also be like a little tray table little, you know, tray with coupled should can be a little media console. I think Justin Justin Sydney have to. And it's got like a little now it folds down on their power outlet in what the? Talk a couch. You get the recliners and get whatever. And. Yeah. And more recent years. That's when we get the tech. That's when you get the Cup holders. That's when we get the the cooled powered Cup holders. And the media stuff inside it. I just like I enjoy getting a good lounge going I enjoy making myself comfortable in the furniture that I know I'm going to spend a lot of time with and sectionals disallow allow me to approach that grand quest in a different way. Every time I lie down on it might going to stretch out on that side of it at that side of it or like curl up in the corner. Like lean up against the arm shares like we have a new room within within a room in our house. And I find myself a lot of times thinking like I have all the space the space. Now, what am I going to do? So Optima it's optimized for the space. It's optimized for our space, and we get more just raw seating power out of the space that we already have because that's sweet corner section. It's just it's also good. It's. Like, bringing me closer to my dream of just a room that is all couch where you just kind of like step down into it. And you're just like on the couch already and everybody can be on couch in the world. I wanna give the world the couch and tell them to take freaking load off for a bit. I almost actually accomplish this dream in my bedroom with super bed, which I'm sure I've talked about which was to twin bed mattresses pushed together and wrapped in a California king sheet, and it was so big, and like the very small rooms I was living in Batavia in Chicago. And I almost had that setup where you just step foot into bedroom. And you're in you're in bed already. Can you imagine you're not excited about this idea? I I love a love it. I love a sexual. I do it does make me it's bittersweet because I feel like when I look at sectional, I get this sense that humanity's like furniture. Evolution has like really slowed to a halt. Because what what kind of new stuff where we bring into the table post PO sectional? I dunno sectionals where they they do just what you're describing. They take what is basically like an Ottoman pace. Yeah. And they put it right in the middle. Great. So you got like a full, but that's still sexual. You know what I mean? Like, I want new I wanna coffee table that, you know, also. What if it was called the dimensional? Oh, shoot right up sectional. That would be pretty cool. Yeah. That's bad ass. Hovered at it. How about science come on science? Where's my hover hover coffee table? That's what I want. Hey, let's talk about maximum fine and dry, but keeping it in fashion. I'm gonna steal you away. Can I tell you something unique about the max fun drive opportunity? Please is on unusual. 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So we get on get on with the business. Yes. What's your second thing? Second thing sunglasses. Hey, okay. These these are the dark glasses these are the dark glasses. He wear. Yeah. Yeah. They look pretty cool. They make you look like, you know, who I always think of the sunglasses. Terminator, oh, see I thought you were going to say the men in black now, the Terminator did it first. Terminator did you know this Terminator came out before men in black? And he was the first one was sunglasses. They made them for that movie. That's not what my notes say. I will tear up your nose. Because I'm here to tell you the dang truth about it. And it's that determinator made the sunglasses to protect his robot is. The very first sunglasses were created by the Inoue people as slices of walrus ivory cut within slits to keep out a son. Okay. So not glass snow like just like a circular piece of ivory that just has a little slit cut out in the middle. Can I say something and this is not a joke? I bet those look fucking bad ass. Yeah. They look super super cool glasses featuring dark lenses came about in twelfth century China. Holy shit. Yeah. The glasses. We know today that have the different tints blue and green different tints came out in the eighteenth century, and it was focused more on elderly people because it helps create contrast interest. I show if your vision was failing this was like a way to create contrast and make it easier to see where you're going always just thought it was like a stylistic choice. Oh, actually, I haven't even an even deeper cut here. Okay early. Tinted glasses were also uses it excessively for those who suffered from syphilis what there were two telling symptoms of syphilis one was light sensitivity. And the other was one's nose routing off God said a fix this. There was a pair of round dark glasses that had a metal nose covering. Okay. Would wear like I've seen these. I saw these like a museum or something. Yeah. That's that's that's a little rough for me to cover up your whole your whole face your whole. Yeah. Yeah. That's yeah. That's hey, Rachel. Hey, that's rough ain't now very that. One's rough. So when they became cool was when movies started. Well, hold on. Hold on hold on. I would argue that from the moment that an inept person made these dope ass ivories sunglasses. He started being cool immediately. Right then. Yeah. But I guess you couldn't like you couldn't go to stores and choose from a selection of maybe you could have. I don't know. We'll have to we'll have to do like some kind of travel through time Bill and Ted's excellent adventure to figure that one out. Yeah. Not only were movie stars using them to disguise themselves. The lights used on film sets and cameras were extremely powerful and harsh flashbulbs even contain magnesium. Yeah. I know all about that is really hurt your eyes out there on the the red carpet when we were shooting the the TV show. It was just like the bright lights were I felt like a big moth or something that was where that you're using nineteen twenties cameras, but I really comes across. I think in the final product we wanted to be authentic. You know, all this digital and it's digital. You can't even feel ano-. I went that old dirty film at the end of the nineteen twenty sunglasses became a full bone fashion accessory. Sam foster created the first ration- of mass mass-produce sunglasses as we know them today and he star. Selling them out on the beach in Atlantic City. It really seems like somebody should've hopped on this one. If we were doing this shit back in like thirteenth, century or twelve centuries fashion. You know, once it was fashioned people wanted a pair. I bet it was always fashion, but people were too scared to make it fashion. You know what I mean? Like, there are people who were looking at these dope syphilis knows glasses and be like, look, so cool. There's a stigma I know in nineteen thirty stigma was still bear. Terminator puts sunglasses on people like syphilis. What's why would he do that? In nineteen thirty six Edward land was one of the founders of polaroid and he invented polarized glasses. And then RayBan created the classic aviators which gained infamy after being used by pilots who wore them during wartime in the nineteen forties which allowed sunglasses to crossover into menswear. I've never interesting to think about though, it was kind of when the female actresses were wearing they were like, oh, it's like a woman's thing. And then all of a sudden big big pilots are wearing them and men are like, oh, cool me too. I mean war did that for like, the the two world wars did that for like, so many things actually a lot of things like with fashion, like different textiles and stuff. Like that. I think the great thing about sunglasses that you can wear them and look cool, and they're also really important in protecting your is because the sun really can give you all sorts of damaging I conditioned the sun. I like sun, I like son, I need son to, you know, stay happy and keep my skin, you know, keep my skin looking fresh. I guess you stay inside you get that d deficiency. And you know, the exit the eggs. But the sun also can the sun will do some Trig schifrin's time can really like, you know, it can degrade your vision and give you like, you know, tumors and hurt skin. Yeah. Horrible things in there. So classes mixed bag the sun. I it's nice that sunglasses. Give you an option to like, you know, protect yourself in the end, low cool doing it. Do you remember being young and having a pair of sunglasses that meant a lot to? Oh because I've got a story. Oh, I mean, I had some of those like John Lennon style sunglasses when I was in middle school that I was real excited about, but that's kind of the extent of my story. Okay. I have a one that was at a centrifuge which was a church camp. I went to in North Carolina believe what's up, all my other futures. Just having a good time. I think I went there like three years or interro everytime. Aren't our church youth group went and one year? I. A pair of sunglasses that I thought were so bad ass. That I wanted the nickname shades. And I wanted. And I think I'd done that a previous year. But I wanted people I wanted to try on Andy for sizes. Andrew my middle name. I just wanted to see what that felt like in John. And I guess it was just my impression that going to church camp. I could be a new man for that. We were there. And so I tried shades on for size, and I think like the bunk master whoever like leader of the youth group that I was bunking with was like you can't give yourself your nickname Griffin. That's not how that sorry shades. That's just not how that works. I just your your statement about being a new man just made me think of idea. I wanna get it out. There doesn't Hamilton parody based on church camp. Oh, okay. In church camp. You can be a new man. Yeah. That's really good. Just wanted to put that out in the world. In case. Anyone takes it want everyone to know run with it. Also sunglasses brought unite together. And I think that's the most important. Yeah. I gave you that pair of sunglasses south by south west. The first time we met Rachel. I didn't have any sunglasses, and we were at liberty bar sing, Sandra late Chad think at a concert, and you had a pair of Mike's hardline. Yeah. Actually offered me a red pair in orange pear. Literally. First words you ever spoke to me or offering these sunglasses, and I took them took squinting, I squinting and. Yeah. Those were special sunglasses that I lost during some move feel talk about when you said sunglass, right? That you want to talk about the goggles that you have been screw had where you popped out weather lenses. Those are sunglasses. So I'm not gonna embarrass myself twice the same podcast. But yes, I did have hot topic goggles. They were read my friend got a green pair, and then we popped the shades Griffin. I think I'd like that a lot I can call you Shays TRITON, Andy, Andy. I don't like I don't like candy for you. But I like shades. And I think if you are oldest brother Justin can go by hoops. You can definitely go by shea hoops shades. Travis is gonna need something. I mean, he has scraps. Yeah. I mean, we all have our own family nicknames. But hey, do my second. Yes. Please weird. Al yankovic. Oh, good. I was yes. Somebody needed to do it. It's like we have a closet in our house full of things that we love. Yes. And there are certain things that really need to be mentioned and pulled out every once in a while that 'cause it and weird AL's one of them. And usually whenever we talk about a musician like we play. I don't think I need to play music during this segment because a like I don't know how I would pick the song that I would play if you can find a lesser known weird. Al trying. Like, if if I don't know everybody's already heard all of these songs, I just wanna talk about weirdo all yankovic because I think he's the best. I've been listening to there's an episode of Hollywood handbook that just came out that last on hysterically funny. And so, yeah, I love weird Al yankovic. The just his sort of creative drive and also ethos and also music when I yeah. What's your first weird, Al exposure? 'cause I remember mine I mean, holy shit. It was probably Amish paradise is like I mean, like so my first exposure to weird Al, and this is gonna sound like I'm trying to be a hipster, but it's not because I grew up in a weird comedy cult household was Dr demento there's this radio show called doctor demento that was syndicated out of southern California. Where just this very eccentric man named doctor demento would just play weird shit on the radio. And I think we had them on like cassette tape or something like that. If my dad is the one who procured those working at a radio station himself, but we listened to them, and they would play all kinds of weird stuff on it. And then that's actually where weird Al got his start. Doctor demento came to it was like nineteen seventy something and doctor demento went to weird AL's high school to do talk. Weird. Al was like doing his thing already at the time. He was like playing coffee shops. Weird Al documentary there is but a it's like a parody documentary twenty years ago. So so he came to weird Al school and weird gave him a tape of some of his originals songs and documentum and started playing them on the air. And so like he got a start like super super young when he was in college. He had a radio show. I think was studying architecture at the time had a radio show and people were already calling him weird, Al because for obvious reasons. And so he used that as his radio persona, and do you know, what his first big hit was do you notice? I like song to get a released on an album was was it eat it. No long before eat it. The neck came out with my Sharona cover of it called my Bolognia that he sent to doctor demento who loved it and started playing it all the time. And then just it was Kismat the lead singer for the neck liked it a lot like you said it's a capitol records who is their record label, and they actually like signed weird Al for six months. Months and released my bologna as a kid is like a single. I mean, he was in college. But like he still he was he was pretty young. And then like his shit just like took off, and it he liked continued to just constantly crank stuff out for the next three and a half decades. He's just like been on his grind since you know, the late seventies. That's wild to me that consistency which he's been able to do this. He did the al-tv specials for MTV. Did you ever watch any of those did? Yeah. God those were so so I was obsessed with those he you know, released a ton of albums. He's also won five Grammys when he when I heard you say that about miss also started in high school and one five Grammy. Wow, that's wild. He won actually won this year. He released a compilation set called squeeze box one four, and I did not know this was a category. Best boxed or special limited edition package, which is amazing Humaid UHF the movie UHF, which I have not watched. For quite some time. But I was absolutely obsessed with when I was a little kid. He's written children's books. He has we have to get some of those. I know I think he's written two children's books. He's like done vio and guest spots and like a ton of different shows. He had his only kids television show for a while that you can find like episodes of online, brother, brother, Michel. I'm I may maybe biased was on. Our TV show Travis. This is a true story. We were filming the last episode, and it was the last like it was the day before we recorded the live show, which was the last thing we shot that was our our champagne shoot, they they call it in the. And Travis like disappeared for a whole day. And we had no idea why until the life show when he revealed that he had gone to. I believe Cincinnati where weird Al was doing a show and got word altitude cameo, and I was so pissed off. Weird. Al. And I don't know I got to do the segment and I didn't. But. Yeah. He's also he's been a director for music videos for a ton of different people. Like, he did a video for Hanson? He did a video for presidency United States of America, which is nice and cyclical because he did he did Gump which was a parody. Oh. He did video for Ben folds. I think it was a might have been rocking the suburbs of that, which he had a music videos video the other day. He's released over one hundred fifty songs both like parody and original songs across his albums and sold over twelve million albums. I just like you have to appreciate his productivity. And I just feel like it's really remarkable. I feel like it's hard not to appreciate his body of work unless you're one of the people who he parodied and did not necessarily appreciate it. The most high-profile sort of issue the most high profile Ted tat he ran into with this situation was with Coolio after the release of paradise that basically the long story short Cleo's record label the that represented him when paradise came out said that he was fine told weird Alec he's fine with you doing the parody song. And so he did Amish paradise. And it was this huge hit. And then Coolio claims that like I never. Actually gave permission for this. And it luckily like no big legal like nasty legal battle happened. But he they did start paying him royalty payments for the song. And then later on the squashed the beef at CS two thousand six there was like some some event that they were at where apparently they they managed to get over it. And then in twenty fourteen actually Coolio was in an interview, and they asked him about it. And he was actually like really remorseful. He was very like he was talking about how like he was just, you know, acting like a big shot and how he was like being really cocky when like he should have just embraced it. And he said that actually thought the song was quote, funniest shit. I really love and other artists have just like flat out refused to give him permission to use their work like a prince like e Kev to prints like please God, I have a thing for kiss. I think for nineteen thousand nine please. Please. Like, no, you're not gonna do it. There was Paul McCartney. Of course, there's never really a lot of these people like Paul McCartney's. I'm a fan of weird Al yankovic. But I don't want him to touch my songs and Eminem one time. He got permission from James blunt and his record label Atlantic records to do a cover of your beautiful just called you're pitiful. And he wrote it and recorded it and prepared to put it on album, and then Atlantic records rescinded their permission and said like note you. But JAMES BOND was still cool with it. So he started just doing it live shows like released it on my space to get around it. There's a picture of him that I found Bala researching this playing a concert in during that era. I think it was two thousand shit. I don't know when the song came out, but it he's just wearing a bright yellow shirt that says Atlantic records sucks. Which is pretty great. I just I don't know. Man. I admire like how much juice. He's got. Like, I admire how m- how many different disciplines tapped into his productivity that is my absolute shit. Like, that's the kind of thing really admire in an artist. And also like. He's he's the best dude. But also like nobody else has been able to write funny parody songs consistently true. Like, he's the he's literally the only one out there who has made a career out of this thing that I can think of I think I think it's like it seems deceptively easy. I think people I think a lot of people like hear it and think like, oh, I could do that. But like, no, there's no way there's no way make it. Good. Like those those songs stand on their own. That's what I think is kind of incredible. As like a lot of people right parody songs that like, you know, are only really good. If you like know the source material his songs like stand on their own as good songs by themselves. Yeah. There's a sense of the sense of humor of those songs is not limited to I'm going to write some his songs rarely make fun of the source material. Right, which I feel like a lot of parody people who try to write parody songs like fall prey to. They have. There's a joke that. Is its own thing that exists within the body of the work and also like his his polka medleys that I loved his like his his parodies. But the polka medley study included on every album like that was my absolute shit. I would listen to those so much and he actually just released a new one I the last year the year before of Hamilton the Hamilton poll. Just so incredibly good. Yeah. I don't know. I just I do not. I don't listen to stuff as much anymore. Right. But like so many things that we talk about on this show. But when you look back at like, the three and a half decades of work that he has done and how much he has done and how much quality he brought in being the only artist representing this entire genre in the universe. Like, I feel like his career is one of the most sort of spectacular. How hard he must have worked. Because if you think about him sitting in a room with like labels and saying, okay. So I have this thing that I do and also I played the accordion on it. And also, I'm going to keep wearing my hair like this and keep wearing these glasses and keep wearing these shirts. And there's really nothing you can do. There was the big controversy. I think it was around the poodle hat or like one of those early early odds late nineties albums where he got Lasix surgery done when like Lazic was still super early lost the like coke bottle glasses and shaved his mustache and let his hair grow out super long. It's just like his car at look and people freaked the fuck people lost their mind when Dylan went electric like what is this famous quote back. Then that was like if Madonna's allowed to change her look every fifteen minutes, I think I'm allowed to change every twenty years. He's the best. He's the best. And yeah, I just I really I really admire weird Allen. I know a lot of people who do and there's a damn good reason for it. Yeah. We wanna talk about the maximum drive. Just a little bit more before we let you go and talk about our our fans emissions from home. If you wouldn't mind us trying to make the hard sales pitch. Just one more time. I mean maximum two weeks. We're gonna talk about an expert funny voices. Like, we'll do a weird Al parody so easy. And we'll do it to the two. What song is it? We can do to Missy Elliott song. So it'd be like. You got mining? We need money put your money down on maximum. Lows. Yeah. I wanna talk about some of the other pledge donation levels. 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20201001 Nicole Sandler Show - Thursdays with Howie Klein

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20201001 Nicole Sandler Show - Thursdays with Howie Klein

"The following program contains graphic material including offensive language fewer. This question is advised. She's got the news she talks with newsmakers. She encourages us to laugh and she cries with US speaking truth to power and Questioning Authority daily. It's the Nicole Sandler show and it's a Thursday welcome to it. I am Nicole Sandler coming to you live at a sandler dot com we are streaming video on facebook live on periscope on twitch still suspended from lied streaming on Youtube. have been uploading each day's show to youtube after the fact. So if you're youtuber and want to watch as you like to watch I, it's there. It's usually there you know. Within a couple of hours after the show ends. And we we we stream audio of course on the progressive voices. Network Progressive Voices Dot Com where you can get the APP. Progressive Voices has a wonderful APP that you can download and listen to the radio all day, and we seem to have gotten most of the. Technical screw. UPS. Under control for the most part anyway since the move over to tune in and So it's all. It's all coming together as they say, and of course, you can always listen Nicole Sandler, dot com slash listen dash live or listen to the podcast whoever you choose to listen I. Thank you for doing so. Today's Thursday. So Howie Klein will be along you know we are. Just, about a month out from election day. And I got it just can't come quickly enough. I'm Kinda sick of the bolt or ISM nonsense with with you know pundits and some. Commentators they're not. They're not journalists but contain there's Having doing? Well, they were both horrible. You know what I gotta say Joe Biden actually did a decent job and when you're dealing with someone who was so off balanced. So unhinged. So mentally unstable who keeps interrupting you every time you open your mouth, it's hard not to have a comeback every once in a while you say shut up already or shut up man. And the other various little little comments that Joe Biden made. Actually I thought he held his composure. Pretty. Well I particularly like this one the worst whereas America's ever had money. He is. I thought Joe Biden held his tongue and was respectful and did as well as one could be expected to do under those circumstances. So now the commission on. Presidential debates it's actually thing they are talking about. You know putting in some new rules. Including giving the moderator or whoever is writing heard over the control over the microphones. So if You know somebody polls another trump. They can just cut off his Mike. And the IDIOT DONALD TRUMP, I'm sure A. Of course, I didn't save it and I don't save his tweets but I did see it somewhere. He said something Donald Trump tweeted to a to the report of the rule change coming. Why would I let? Why would I do that when I so clearly won. The debate, the other night. Seriously I mean Y- Donald Trump. I don't know if he's just delusional. Or? You know we're we're he's surrounded by yes. Men and women people who tell him just what he wants to hear. So they probably only show him the polls that show that he won the debate although frankly really was there such a thing I because any? Polls that I saw had him losing and losing big and losing bad. Didn't he used to say bigly all the time. Yeah. He stopped using that word. I. Guess once he got elected. But that's neither here. Nor there the fact of the matter is he's delusional and whether it's because the people around him aren't giving him accurate information because they're afraid he's GonNa blow up at them or he just refuses to hear the truth I. Don't know. But one of those two things is true. One of these things is not like the other. One of those things is not true at all and Yeah Anyway. That's. Trump. While we're still recovering from the debate, the other night. I was looking to see who produced a funny comedy bit from it. And it came from the most init- most unexpected of places today. So we are going to start with a funny. This one is from a professional, a professional song parody assed. Isn't the word? I. Don't know but it works. Some of us are old enough to remember when we first heard Weird Al Yankovic. He's still got the same hairstyle which you know Al you might WanNa think about cutting it. You'll see because I'm gonNA play this video that weird Al put out. I'm guessing yesterday because they had it was after the debate obviously, and well, it speaks for itself and it will work just hearing the audio for those of you listening on progressive voices or to the podcast or to an audio stream. Maybe on Verdon Square radio or FYI nation, our air progressive or net roots radio. However, you're listening again I. Thank you for listening. Will, Post. The. Video. On the blog today where I post the PODCAST IT'LL BE NICOLE SANDLER DOT com slash ten dash one dash twenty because it's October already. and just know that. Well, you know just listen you'll figure it out. It's good. It's weird how and it is weird and it's on the Nicole Sandler show take it away weird al.. Gerald. People are breathing out this living poisoning. I lost my car keys gotTa Steal My neighbors Segue you here today. Had crashed into the dumpster. These kids are video on long-run. Ticks. Excuse me yeah. Be Not historical. Despite you know. Things. Oh I can do that. dignified. To the first presidential debate. Question key she short minor is. Food. After. I'm so sorry. and. The region Hell's gate. Danny ideas on how to. Play. We should be providing people helping me. He knew back in February but was a deadly disease. What did he do? He's taping coaching. You do really he waited and waited and waited, and he didn't tell you. President trump phenomenal job people said that we got the gowns. We made the ventilation. We'd get the masks. I. Don't wear past like every time. You see he's GonNa miss the biggest last. The biggest mascot I ever seen. Get back all the jobs we lost or should. Beloved million. Show. Why Economic Plan One trillion dollars in economic growth he has no intention of making it better for you. For. was made me. And football and two. Very happy. To be they want to take. The Cow. Dairy, dairies talking about. To Bleach. If, the court is purely the. Ground even. The American people have a right. To speak, court. Biggest Notre Dame. We have phenomenal Monday Iran adequate. Time they draw bars let. You freeze. They live that far city. Talks by the art of the deal China's perfected the art of the steal bad things happened in Philadelphia bid things. He's just afraid. Stand back and stand by. Very fine people on both sides. Maybe should drop a nuclear weapon on her two cars have computers all over the place. They want to take the. Here's the deal is ordeal what he's talking about. Pretty. The people understand he doesn't have a plan a forty five covid nineteen hurricanes with names pat full, Ed v Conspiracy theories about Vaccines Murder Hornets coming from across the sea too many memes about world war three. You can't tell what's hell reality earthquake. Because Between older and my car. is IT GONNA Take the does the cow. Here's the deal is what he's talking about. This. Thank you. was. Productive segment. If, you'll excuse me for murder come on a midnight so I'd go home and feel the door to my furs room. And I'll take it. Your L.. Yankovic. Does it again. I don't know I maybe he's been making musical along and doing this kind of stuff but good on him. That was was excellent and yes as somebody mentioned one of the chat room somewhere best use of auto tune ever and boy, they turned that around fast. All right we'll take a quick break be right back on the Nicole Sandler show don't go away. Okay. Progressive Voices is in spots, and while there in spots I thought we would share some a couple of of the. It's a cottage industry that's propped up this election cycle with groups like Lincoln Project and MIDAS touch and a guy named Don winslow and Republican voters against trump and vote. That's I. Mean it goes on and on and some of them have been really really creative I'm gonNA play for you. This one, it's from the MIDAS touch and with a special guest collaboration here, Bette Midler and I believe Carole Bayer Sager wrote the lyrics bet is included and Carol does the singing. It's the MIDAS touch move trump out. Here we go. Hi, Donnie. It's bad. Lesson essentially somebody emails and you never respond. So I've decided to address you in a song. You stay up late at night tweet away. There's not a shred of grouping what did you say? Your yellow hair stir flies in spite of all that spray. Your with Putin and with Kim. Jon. You said to drink bleach. Just leave the oval and go back to your board. GRUBBY hands so small. Shoppers Stoop. We'll send a nice little. All your. Russian. Way. Out To. A. Safe To. This you. We'll send an extra. If your just cake. and. Here's our. Ditch we've saved the trunk for Mitch. Donnie an ice trip don't forget to pack his haning dead and all your makeup. I mean, you never know what's lying in wait at rikers, right? I'm sure your family is GonNa miss you but I won't and the rest of US won't either. In fact, we'll be dancing in the streets but you do have something to look forward to I think they might teach your cell architectural digest. Wouldn't that be nice well, nice talking to you have an ice trip and enjoy rikers sale at all the fellows for me Salah Avista, chump You're listening to the Nicole Sandler show on the progressive voices network and Nicole Sandler. Dot Com. Got To figure out that how to get back from a break smoothly. With, all the different things I have going here. It's hard. I'm trying just no, I'm trying. All right. So today's Thursday. Feels like Friday and I wish it was already. Last night and I forgot to tell you about this yesterday and I even had it on my calendar and I was so looking forward to it and I forgot it when it happened seven o'clock last night. The new the news with what's his name? Shepard? Smith. Premiered on CNBC. You Remember Shepard Smith. He was the one reasonable news guy on Fox. And he was there he held down you know day. Shift for a long time. And did his own thing. You know you made me wonder if he had pictures of somebody else because it came out while he was there that Shepard Smith Gay Fox News is not the best atmosphere for you know a member of the Lgbtq community and he believed in facts rather than a the hyperbole that Fox usually deals in so. When I realized it was like eight o'clock. It's like Oh shit I missed Shepard Smith. So we went to CNBC notice that they repeated it at midnight. So we, you know set the dvr to record. But of course, I don't sleep at night. So I happen to be awake at midnight. I of course this I fell asleep at nine thirty I woke up at about a quarter to twelve and then. Was Awakened saw Shepard Smith and it was it was okay. The thing I liked most about it and the reason I was excited for this new show, the news was Shepard Smith to premier is because of the way he's framing it. As the news, the facts, all the fax and no opinions no pundits as guests. So thankfully, I don't have to hear Lena Maxwell come on and tell us what she thinks. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But if I wanted to listen to zero, Lena Maxwell tell me what she thinks I would listen to her on Xm radio and I don't. So there's that but. So the thing is the show is an hour long and an hour of just straight news. Well, you know in this day and age you would think there's a lot of it out there and they'll have no trouble filling it up. I did notice was some filler material there but I wanNA play for you the beginning just the the first couple of minutes. So you'll hear how Shepard Smith. Reintroduced himself. To a new audience. Good evening I'm Shepard Smith on CNBC and this is the news. And right now on a brand new newscast, we'd normally play the best sound and video from the debate, right that's the lead back and forth from the president and the man who wants to replace him, and then we show and tell you what else we phases nation because there's a lot. That produced open as we call it about a minute. It's fast there's music it's compelling and rich with emotion, and that was our plan. That's what we usually do but. As it out in this moment, that's just the noise. You've heard it. And we need to cut through it. You've told us what you think about the debate we have. Overnight polls Justin and we'll share truth is there's never been such a thing as last night. That's true. A first official introduction of the two candidates from the committee on presidential debates follows rules. It's dignified. Democratic structured. American. Not last. Night. That debate cannot be measured by traditional XS and OS regardless of how you'll vote. We will endeavor this hour draw distinctions between the two candidates on the issues covert, the economy, racial injustice, social unrest, governance education, and so much more. We'll do that as best we can based on what last night's event offered up, but let's mark this moment. Last night the president called into question the heart of our democracy, the peaceful transition of power. Is there a sure that it'll happen? Asked to give give the president declined and openly sowed the seeds of distrust in the outcome. If. There's no clear winner on election night. What's the process? What does the Constitution say will report on that? and. Our presidential historian will offer clarity perspective. In the debate, the president told a group of white supremacists, some of whom stood by those in Charlottesville with their torches. To stand back and stand by. Joe, Biden declared the duly elected president of the United States on fit to lead. He called him a racist, a liar, a clown and told him to shut up. And he should. We've never seen any of this. Not In America. But from this, we march toward the vote. And tonight will lay out the facts to the best of our ability in context and with perspective. I up election integrity and where we stand. Okay. So that's how the news with Shepard Smith began. Brand new newscast and I emphasize the word news because that's what it is. However, you'll notice he began with a bit of commentary. And although he didn't come out and say, Donald Trump is a hack, a con man Aligarh an infantile juvenile moron of the degree. It kind of came through. Didn't it? Because he said nobody has ever done anything like this before. This has never happened before and he didn't play clips from the debate. Because it was not so much a debate as debacle. But again, I'll reiterate what I said when I came on which is it wasn't a matter of both sides were responsible Donald trump what's responsible for the tone and the tenor? Of the? Well. Shit show thank you Dana Bash who wasn't afraid to say it on CNN. Because it's cable and you can you know they can. They're not governed by the FCC they don't have those same roles. But also because that was the only accurate description she could come up with. I agree with her all right how clients coming up in about eight minutes. So let's get a little news in shall we and? Yeah it'll be news. All right. So here's what's going on. We begin with Congress averting a government shutdown. In the eleventh hour last night The House has already passed a continuing resolution. The Senate passed the funding bill late last night and Donald Trump signed it early this morning, and so this bill will keep the government funded through. December eleventh. It became law after midnight deadline, but no government operations were expected to be disrupted. Here's the opinion part of that news story. I don't think that was a great move I think the Democrats should have played a bit of dirty pool hardball as it were the way the Republicans. Do and said you WanNa push through this supreme? Court nominee. You want to go against everything that you screamed about four years ago when you held up an open seat, that Barack Obama should have filled. You held it for almost a year. And you pull this nonsense and now with with a month to go, you insist on filling the seat you insist on that we're not gonNA give you this continuing resolution. You can shut the government down. They should have done it. They should have said we are not doing anything. Until you back the fuck off. But they didn't and once again, I have a problem with the Democrats and sorry if. This is what I do. I'm going to criticize the Democrats when they warrant. Criticism. When they do something right. I'll cheer them on. Unfortunately they haven't done a whole lot right lately. For instance so they got this you know. This continuing resolution done a funding bill to keep the government funded through December eleventh. But. Things aren't moving swiftly when it comes to another corona virus relief package Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin apparently are negotiating again they started yesterday. What the fuck of they've been doing for the last few months now. The House under Nancy Pelosi past the Euros Act in May. And Mitch McConnell refused to bring it up for a vote on the Senate floor and has done nothing to help people around this country who are suffering, and there are millions of us in. Yes. I put myself in that category. So. Apparently, the latest is they they. They're trying to reach a compromise. The Democrats were supposed to take a vote yesterday on a two point two trillion dollar proposal, but decided to postpone it to give them more time to negotiate Republicans apparently. Want to come in under two trillion dollars. And meanwhile today is the first of October and people are going to be evicted. And here in Florida governor death sentence who just a few days ago opened up the entire state despite the fact that the number of cases of Covid is growing every day. The number of deaths are up the number of diagnosed cases are up and Ron death sentence says. Everybody opened up let's party like it's spring break again because what we need is another pandemic or To, keep this one rolling, rolling, growing, whatever it is. So I don't know if anything happened today probably not because if it had I would have gotten alert and I've got no alerts. Already. Told you about the commission on presidential debates who said that they're gonNA they're going to do something they will announce new rules, but it will probably include. The moderator having control over the microphones. There was a hearing yesterday in which are in the in the Senate Judiciary Committee where former FBI director James Comey testified. Defended his role in the early investigation of Russian Russian Meddling and contacts between Russians and members of trump's two, thousand, sixteen campaign and perfect timing as showtime has. I forget what it's called, but it's the Komi files or something I. Think it's a two-parter you know series. About, it so good timing. Here's a little bit of of Komi answering a question posed to him by Senator Lahey of Vermont that you think it's possible. Russians has over the president. Why do you believe? That this a possibility, if you've ever felt this way about an American president. Never. Felt that way about American president and I don't know whether the Russians have something over resident trump, but it's difficult to explain is conduct is statements. In any other way especially, his refusal to criticize ladder Hooton even in public and so raises ignificant question and obviously the questions only deepened by disclosure if it's true. Yes. Significant indebtedness. Okay. So Yes, there's James Comey now, Senate Republicans say that this F. B. I. Inquiry, which was later taken over by special counsel Robert Muller was intended to undermine trump democrats argue that Republican. Lawmakers are using their investigation to boost trump's reelection chances while failing to address Moscow's attempts to influence this year's election it's still a cluster, fuck Meanwhile a Justice Department watchdog reported in December remember that there was evidence of FBI errors but no bias Komi defended the FBI's decision to open the investigation citing former trump campaign manager Paul manafort's association with a man seen by US security officials as a Russian agent, and so it goes. In a related story, trump's puppet a director of national intelligence the heinous. John, Ratcliffe yesterday just hours before the debate began or with Tuesday just hours before the debate began declassified a Russian intelligence assessment alleging that Hillary Clinton approved a campaign to stir up a scandal against trump by tying him to Putin and the Russians hacking of the DNC. That was a direct quote by the way. and. He released this declassified this information even though he admits in the disclosure that quote, the intelligence community doesn't know the accuracy of this allegation. So. Radcliffe. Declassified and released a report that he admits could be false or exaggerated. Because that's how the trump administration roles. Oh my God. There was one more hearing yesterday and we're going to be a minute or so late for. for how we because I got to play this for you and it's going to be on video for those of you watching on video but there was a house oversight committee hearing yesterday with Big Pharma. And Katie Porter sits on that committee and she eviscerated former cell gene, CEO Mark Al's Alice Ellis with her now infamous whiteboard. So take it away Katie Porter. Do you know what this number is? I just bells. I think you're referring to my compensation in some way you'll in some way, this was your compensation in two thousand seventeen for being CEO of cell gene, and that's a lot of money. It's two hundred times the average Americans. And three hundred and sixty times what the average senior gets on social security. Now of that thirteen million about two point, one million came from your company. Yearly. Earnings. Targets. And more than half the bonus formula was based on those targets. Any increase in the price of rebel mid would also increase your bonus by increasing earnings. Isn't that right? Mr? Revenue increased and Bentiu did not. Then, earnings would be enhanced. Let's get the oversight. Increase the price of revel amid. You wouldn't have gotten your bonus. Mr Lsd you know how much you personally received in bonuses over two years the last two years just because gene raise the price of this one drug reprimanding. I received very generous compensation, but I don't know the exact number that you're referring to. In fact, you personally received half. A million dollars personally just by tripling the price of mid sort of recap here. The drug didn't get any better. The cancer patients didn't get any better. You've just got better at making money. You just refined or skills at price gouging and to be clear the taxpayers spent three point, three, billion and. Do. You know what? Three, point three, three, point three, billion on REV limit. That's the the drug that this guy else is a gouging us on and once again, I say, Katie, porter is a national treasure somebody make her speaker of the House please please. All right. You know what time it is. Don't you are you a multinational corporation hungry for a treat will come on down Schmucky chucky cheese really personally be seated by chuck, Schumer himself so many dishes and they're all fresh. You'RE GONNA love our blue dog special. The Dino Burger, because we say so a hamburger and French fries and every burger comes. With a side order of Chris I love grits I love anything with corn corn all for only fifty thousand dollars wash it all down within dirty Debbie nine tenths of one tenth oranges after a week or two. You drink this pitch to hundred calories and it's a seat and wipe your mouth with a print of glass steagle for Dessert Dryer. DNC tarts will cookies tell the quality of that most restaurants give you amid but at Schmucky Chucky you get complimentary sleet and law who picks up the TAB for all this find out now with Howie Klein of down with tear dot com on the Nicole Sandler show. Hello Howie Klein. And Hello Nicole how are you doing out there in California? Good everything's good. Thank you for your. Fires. Are they clearing up at all or is it still crazy? Well, we're I am it. It's very much cleared up I. Mean You know the unbelievable? You couldn't go outside for a walk couldn't see. You couldn't see the mountains around my house. There were three layers of mountains and on a bad day, you can still see the first layer and. I didn't see any now. Now you can see them again. Well, that's good to hear. It's insane and Did you watch the debate the other night? Well I started watching it and then you know obviously you know I was prepared for what trump is. And Gusting, he was going to be so so I was non plus by him didn't matter to me and when I thought about, what made me turn it off and go watch Netflix Washing really good show called the blacklist. Okay. Is Seven seasons it started rain when he saw it when it first started? Yeah. Yeah. With James Spader, right That's right. That's it and I'm enjoying it. But what made me attornal the debate and go watch James spader was. Was Biden it was it wasn't trump is disgusting beyond belief. There's no question about it. I just wrote a post about this tomorrow in fact. When Biden started. Talking about his healthcare plan. His health care plan is in great. It's not terrible as he presented it he presented a really bad health care plan on TV everything he said is worse than his website and but when he started talking about that I just couldn't stand it anymore I and my hatred for him. So willing up in me and I didn't want it to. So I turned I turn that I turned that off I. Yeah I- glossing I've glossed over the bad parts and there were bad parts I. Mean I know what you're talking about John Old trump tried to get him to. The something about the public option and watch the whole thing on youtube obviously the next morning. I just couldn't stand the live version I have. More emotions about that. But I saw how terrible you can't you can't talk. No one could tell me that trump. Oh, my God trump was so bad. Yeah. Yeah. That's what he is. Right. Trump is always so bad. It was worse than he is on any given day. If he ever any every human now he's never human. Human. And, you know I thought Joe Biden actually at times did a really good job and I was i. you know I think I was prepared for the worst. But where he where he screwed up was definitely when he was asked about a public option and he said that's only for the poorest people out there who can't afford anything else. Website says, that's not that's not how it works. That's not what the public option is. And he and his own his own plan on his own web campaign site. Explains it properly, he apparently didn't understand that himself. which is part of the problem with him. I mean my hope and my my suspicion is that he will win in a landslide and Go sit in a rocking chair in suckers thumb for the for the four years along placeholder. I hope that's the case. you know you know some. You Know Obama something like that will run the country. That would be good. Even you know even Kamala Harris would probably be better than him although I gotta say I was very pleasantly surprised at his answer about. You Know Antifa 'cause I was waiting for something. You know something wrong for the wrong kind of answer and here let me play this. Here's what he said. Let me. Direct this as A. White supremacist antiques and idea not an organization. You got it listen. That's with guests and. FBI Director said. ANTIFA is an idea not an organization Donald Trump. So please. Well, it's true. It is true and I mean, if you WanNa talk about Antifa just you know thought thinking about the American troops. Came Ashore on D. Day absolutely. Absolutely, there's a meam that I that I posted today, I copied from somebody else at it was a picture of the von Trapp family singers from the sound of music with the it says Antifa because it is if you're anti-fascist your Antifa and the fact that Donald Trump is so and. So freaked out over it is is almost humorous. And then there's the fact that Christopher Ray the FBI. Director says much under oath this week you know yes of course, he does because he said the same thing that there you know the the more threat comes from the right and more on trump's says the only the only use stuff see on from the left wing well, that's because you're being spoon Fed Fox News. Right exactly. That's trump that years that's really wants and that's what he understands and. You know hopefully, he'll be. We'll. We wanted to think about him again until his trial. Oh please but there's two more debates and this one. This bothers me. Okay. So the next the next debate is the vice presidential debate, but the next debate between these two. Men Is. is on the fifteenth. So it's a week from Thursday and or week from whatever yeah. It's the fifteenth in Miami and it's a town hall format but the only people who are allowed to participate and ask questions are those undecided voters. How can you be undecided at this point? I mean if you really and actually CNN's doing a town hall with by on Monday night from Miami also, we're only undecided voters can ask questions I'm sorry if you can't make up your mind at this point a month before the election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I, don't think I. Want you asking the questions on my the have yeah. I. Mean it was interesting. Frank Luntz had you probably know about Rx? A Yeah where he he? Oh, he also sided voters only from swing states and even he said after the after the after the debate, he said, how can anyone be undecided anymore how is that possible and as it turned out? Of the fifteen that that that he had handpicked fifteen decided vote from off from swing states. Four of them actually decided they were now run of own for Biden. And two of them decided that you know they like what they saw and they're gonNa vote for trump and then the rest of them are still undecided it just seems impossible it to me I. Don't know. I mean, maybe they found Biden so unpalatable that they they just can't make their minds maybe they really like trump I mean it seems weird a poll came out today from that the economist put out by. asking. Biden voters just people who voting for Biden. Why are you voting for Biden? and the majority of them quite a big majority of them said, they were voting against trump for Biden right and then when it came to young people between eighteen and twenty, nine, like seventy, three percent of them, a voting against trump not for Biden I say. About twenty percent for Biden and that's that's what we are going to get. Now I, mean, I am not campaigning against Biden by any means right. I. Hope to God trump. No longer president asap couldn't be soon enough for me but you know Biden is I had hoped that the law of nature that there's always an equal and opposite reaction right anything right. And so the worst president in history would then yield the best president history. Yeah. Instead, we're just GONNA get someone who's horrible but not as horrible. Somebody, that we can fight against with with a chance of moving them a little bit as opposed to now where we fight and we hold our breath tiller faces turn blue because we're not gonNA get anywhere. So that's the difference. We might have a little bit of influence over. Abidin administration, and hopefully, he will be more of a figurehead and hopefully, and so much depends on this. He brings in good people This is all those things I expect. There will be some people mostly. Both it's going to be hard power show. They'll be some good ones. You know he'll sell us this few bones because you know he is. In the Democratic Party he I I wouldn't be surprised if there are more actual Republicans in his administration than Progressives, I wouldn't be surprised either because Joe Biden is doing the same thing and I guess it's what The Times warrant. You know he's talking about being the peacemaker and working with everyone and bringing us together is not about just the time. This is who Joe Biden is. And who we've always been he's not going to change but like what you said a minute ago Hopefully, it'll just be more of a figurehead than anything else right and it'll be it'll be interesting to figure out who's making the the actual decisions. Oh. Yes. Well, it'll be interesting to see like who he brings on his chief of staff for instance, because that's a big deal who he brings on his treasury secretary and as much as I'd love it to be Elizabeth Warren. Because she does apparently have some influence over him. Massachusetts as a Republican governor and I we can't risk losing her Senate seat. Yes, and if she would want to do that and I don't know how much influence she actually has over here. Anyway I mean he you know I mean here he is. He agreed to a his own platform. This is not adopting a burning platform were or DNC platform misses his campaign platform, his own, and he he can't even support that. Yeah. Amazing to me. Now it's really I'm hoping that him not being trump is enough because for me it is. He's a what. To get trump out of there to to. Try He's going to be a landslide. I do mark my words. It is going to be a landslide. He is going to win in the Electoral College and the popular vote by huge margins it could be landslide of our lifetimes I hope. So it's not about Biden though that's the point now no one is morning to buy. Yes. The few people have. but people are united against trump. That's what this is all about right and you know. The only thing that I don't understand is why it's not even bigger when I see these people show up at trump's Nuremburg rallies and hear them speak when they're interviewed on the news. I just I don't understand it and I. Guess. This is why trump says I love the poorly educated. Yes Exactly. Right. It's just astounding. I mean watching that here. Watching those people at his rallies have when they get interviewed that that's real entertainment. That is it's frightening. It's scary. You're in any. Country they have. The same. The same vote that we do. Oh, my God it is it is truly frightening. So. It's very discouraging. I mean the idea that civics is no longer taught in school is horrifying to me angry because this is what you get. That's right. You get these fucking Oh sorry. No. You can. You can do that here. Okay. But you get people who just don't know anything and and you know there are there are a large percentage of people who certainly a large percentage of trump's supporters who actually. Crave authoritarianism I mean this has been polled I think it was around one in five Americans consciously prefer authoritarianism to democracy. They've had it with democracy. They just want a strong leader and that's it and it's mostly males obviously white males but you know they they know what they want and it's not democracy right now and I don't honestly I don't understand it I can't. Get into that mindset but but I've heard it and his law and order bullshit nonsense is is spurring these people on. He's got them. You know screaming about antiques listen to your own F.. B.. I. Director. It's not the left. There are peaceful protests and there are people who infiltrate those peaceful protests to make trouble and then blame it on more on the right compete with. Rate. Trump. This isn't just a new thing from trump there have always been As as much as a third of Americans who are likeness, and like I said before I think we've talked about this in the past that even in the American revolution only a third of only a third of Americans approximately nothing's exactly thirty three and a third percent, but approximately a third of Americans Wanted Independence from the British. They were radicals they were they were the left us of the day and they wanted a out of the British empire only a third another third didn't want to know about it one way or the other they just wanted to go about their business and leave me out of it and leave me alone and the other third agreed with the British they fought against the Patriots. The loyalist against the Patriots and for the British and that's always been the case and I mean we're talking about it sounded like the arguments during the Vietnam War when I was in college and we were fighting the Vietnam War in my school, which was a very, very left leaning school. They had the reputation of being very left leaning school stony brook. A third of the kids. Back to war a third of the kids who too busy doing their homework and didn't want to know about it and a third of the kids who were opposed to the war and burning their draft cards right. So it's just it's the same today never changes. Yeah. No I I I hear Ya my kid. Finally, she moved out about a month ago I'm I'm We're supposed to see her tonight and we have to social distance, and we're GONNA go probably to a park that has a picnic table undercover because I think it's still raining and have some dinner with our masks on and everything I can't hug her but she's up in Palm Beach working and living up there now, and it's trump country I mean she's probably a mile up the from moral lago and she's like mom there are so many trump bumper stickers up here. It's really creepy and she has to fight with people who walk into her shop without masks and she's gotten into it with a number of them. She's liking it but she but she's seeing that you know she is in trump country and it's breaking her out a little bit to. What kind of a shop she's? She's working at a tattoo shop she does body piercing. She she. She likes that stuff she likes tattoos and Piercings, and when she was still in high school, she got herself an apprenticeship where you work for free and learn the trade and I thought she was not David thought she was nuts but she did it. She was living at home. She didn't have expenses so she could work for free and now she's making good money. She couldn't turn down this job. So people want their. Ears and noses and belly buttons and other things pierced. So Yeah, Oh yeah. She she does a lot of genital piercings. It's. Yeah how? But but yeah. So I'M GONNA see my kid for the first time in about a month tonight and I can't even hugger which kind of freaks me out. Yeah so It's amazing. Florida is like a different world from California I. Mean You know people don't go out and there are no body piercing places open and it's just very very different. I mean. It's you know my friends in Florida when I talked to them probably going out to dinner and the. Ron Death Santa. Doing the their they have a semblance of some kind of normal not me. I don't leave the house on your right, but but that's because our governor Ron death sentence has earned his name. By opening up the whole state at one hundred percent when when cases are still on the rise, the number of deaths are still going up and he's like Oh let's have another spring break come on everybody party like it's you know spring break it's astounding to me. So we see the most hated governor in America as he. And he figures you know you know he's not you know I mean he's lucky. He's not on the ballot this year but it's not it's not going to go away and You know he probably realizes that what can you do I mean he's taking the gamble that it won't get it. It's a bad gamble but he gamble that it's not going to get worse l.. It'll all and and what? What does that mean I mean he's GonNa, lose anyway he's GONNA lose bed and he's GonNa he's GonNa drag down the Republican. Party his the the Republicans who are running for Congress in state legislature now are so lucky that there's no one at the top of the ticket they have trump, which is the worst of all right but they don't have rubio they don't have the Santos they don't have. skype told from. voldemort. Rick Scott. I don't have Rick Scott a Baltimore. Yes. They don't have more either right now and so yeah Y- we have two more years of his nonsense, and then hopefully we get a decent democrat to run against him next time because that's what we need A. So. We gotta start working on that immediately because we need to get death sentence out of there. The other thing I was thinking about you know I forgot to remind everybody yesterday that Shepard Smith's the news started last night on CNBC. So there was actually like a news show on at the same time joy reads on MSNBC something else to watch if you're into that kind of thing, and then this weekend Saturday night live premieres and. I'm looking Karm. Yes and I'm a little worried because. I Bite my tongue I try not to say anything terrible about Joe Biden. But when they were talking about when he was with the primaries were in in in full gear. I noticed something about Joe, Biden, and the way his face is stretched. So tightly and I said, he reminds me of a fire. Marshall Bill you know that Jim Carrey character where he's the the burned out fire, Marshall his his faces all. And I when I heard the Jim Carey is is going to be Biden's in the season on Snl I thought Oh my God he's GonNa do fire Marshall Bill. It'll be funny but I. I wish they wouldn't go there right now. Well. Don't worry about it. I mean you know they're they're you know so they hate trump. So much I know. Yeah, they're not gonNA. They're not gonNA, do anything to make it worse but. I've been dying to see Jim Carey's fire Marshall Bill as Joe Biden because sick. Warped a little bit more about. And I'm what and I'll vouch. Yes, I am. So. So how Klein I was reading down with tyranny DOT COM as I tend to do and I saw that you wrote a piece I guess a few days ago about traveling you are a world traveller he one of the most traveled people I know you even have around the world blog that I guess you haven't written much lately because you haven't gone anywhere lately and so what are your thoughts about traveling again like you see it coming anytime in the near future To me. Nicole. Would I W- once? Every ten days or so yeah. Might Be Travel I. Get all geared up and I traveled to the grocery store. Was Great. Scary for me to get on a on a Land Rover in Mali with an armed escort and drive to Timbuktu then than it was. It scary to go. I hear you I I don't leave the house. My husband does the shopping and you know I would actually go out more than I've only been to a doctor's appointment or walk my dog. Because he's so freaked out but that I don't get sick because chances are if I get sick, it's not gonNa go well because I'm older and. I'm down along. It so I'm. I'm one of those at risk people as are you as a cancer survivor that's why it's scary to go out. That's right. Well, no my doctor told me that you know because I had a you know the complete stem cell replacement. Yeah. and then you've got all vaccinated everything. She said, I'm probably better off than most people really well, good for you. Yeah. I still have things. I mean I'm trying to figure out how to go get a flu shot because David doesn't want me going into a drugstore because it's not going to be very. You. Know there's people around. So may go to an urgent care clinic. See if I can make an appointment to go in and get a shot. Your. Don't give shots at her office. They tell you go to the pharmacy she writes the prescription she says, get it at the pharmacy so I don't want to do that but I also before the end of the year. This way too much information but I have to go in for a colonoscopy and an upper gi. So I've got that going for me and I need to get a brain MRI because. Leftover from the lung cancer because. Lung cancer likes to spread to the brain and when they first did my brain MRI, they found what they believe is a meningioma which is fairly common, but they want to monitor it to make sure that is what it is and it's not something that shouldn't be there and so of course, I haven't gotten done in a couple of years. So now I'm racing against the clock to get it done before the end of the year and do it in a way where I'm not going to be around other people, which is always challenging. Yeah this is. A city of hope where I go. They're. They're pretty good. I. Mean. They still freaked me out that I was around so many people but that was more of a psychological thing, but they're very careful to you know. Protect People's health. and go to they go to extremes to do that I mean certainly, no one is allowed in any of the buildings. You know unmasked or anything like that. And they're very into social distancing. You know every sort of waiting room or wherever there are chairs they have they have. You know they have the rope off. So there's very few not sitting next to anybody or anything like that. No lines were allowed to form their their their real careful and and I'm assuming in the whole. That's the same everywhere. Yeah I. Think so and so let me ask you this when you if you get a package, what do you do you spray it down? Do you let it sit for a couple of days I? Sometimes I sometimes I just let it sit. But that's just because I always always do that. Anyway I always felt I think doom them leaves even busy but no, I'm not into that spring down or anything like that I'm just into you know masking up in a big way also wear goggles that my doctor gave me. And and when I go to a grocery or anything like that I, I do gloves. Yes. One time. One time use gloves me too. I've got a garbage bag in my car for as rarely as I go out and use IT I. Filled my car once since since March that's how often I go out. But I I have a garbage bag that's filled with gloves. I've got a box of. Gloves in there, I have my mask and a shield so I think. Calming Paranoid but I don't WanNa get Cova because it's really bad. It's really nasty and. About dying this. Understand that they say, well, the death rate is only you know whatever percent. Horrific. With and certainly no one knows what the long-term effects are and doctors who are studying it. are not optimistic of not. Being an easy peasy kind of situation that goes away and there's no problem right so we'll keep staying at home and and being careful because. We can and so why not? Anyway we're out of time how Klein as always thank you find how he down with tyranny dot com and the Blue America. Pac I'll talk to you next week Howie. And this weekend we're doing Florida special. American. Why but what is that me now tell we're GONNA be. Late. By progressive voices, they're already gone. What is the Florida special? Special is which we we're trying to explain that even though the Santos and the other Republicans are not on the ticket there is. Crucial to flip. The just laid out. And had to do it and who to support, and so in other words, we're not saying vote for some conservative Democrats. We're trying to point out who the progressive who were running I mean and and there is a way to do that and that that's where all weekend is going to be about how cool. All right. So will it be the steel have stuff APP down with tyranny about it or just on blue at okay. So and Crooks and liars. Largely Focus. For US terrific. All right. Well, I'll be sure to check it out even though I already filled out my ballot. I voted so I'm wearing my proverbial sticker. All right on that note, thanks for dealing with Flora Doug God knows we help we need the help. Howie Klein I'll talk to you next week. Thanks. All right. Thank you. Bye and you will do this again tomorrow tomorrow we're GonNa talk with Dan mcpeek who runs Seattle's hemp fest every. Year. And what are you doing a year when there's a pandemic? You have a virtual ham fest and it sound. Oh I should've told Howie Rickie Lee. Jones is participating in it. Because he's with her, she's a friend. All right. On that note, we'll continue tomorrow. Thanks for listening everyone stay safe where your mask where your gloves social distance. I. Know It's like a broken record already right but you can still do it. Don't listen to Donald Trump. All right. See You tomorrow. Bye.

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"This is black beans. You're listening to Inspir- Auto Project Oh. Today is let's see what we got here the twenty seven. Time is now. Seven fifty eight PM? Got, my yacht crew superhero costume on. Going and get some bread up at the store. Get some Breyer. was reading an article George Miller. Apparently he's making prequel for Furioso. Filial saw. Shirley's Feron. Shirley's Farrand. Charlotte is the Ron. What's up dude. You know I'm GonNa put this movie the Ron Way You're. GonNa. Get the run. Yeah, you better believe it. I'm getting a heavy hitter for this one. I'm getting Iran. No, way, man, that's right. But for the Prequel you're doing prequel of curiosity, and apparently he's not gonna use her for it. So weird my feet. I've been doing a lot of sitting. Guys say. Because I think like I said all day basically. A sit down. On A COMPUTER Samantha's on her computer. We're on facetime. She is making an astounding. An astounding. Of. Creations in the wise finger lab. Holy Moley. 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I drew on the template. A SHIRT COLLARED SHIRT BUT IT'S A T shirt. So I, but I drew. A collar. Like wearing a collared shirt and a t-shirt underneath. and. She's doing some wonderful stuff with that. She is making some extraordinary Hawaiian shirts. So the outward shirt with the collar, there was a Hawaiian shirts. And underneath is the other t shirt. That's people. And It is just. It's so much fun. It is so much fun. I sent off. Three. Pictures. Less than twenty minutes ago to mad magazine I sent off covy the corn vampire. The Weiss Finger. That says Corona. Virus I put ECK CORONA virus. That's a that's an inside joke with magazine guys, and then I did. What I call the Cova Brothers, which is the blues brothers, and I did it all mental chromatic. It's all amount of chromatic. A hand drew the brothers, but then everything else. like hand, pen and ink. But which I did on a live stream, but then the other stuff. Is All pure. Just digital just right through the digital with the welcome. 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May Thirtieth. In addition. To SPACEX. Shooting off some some. Some. Astronauts in addition to that there riots happening. On Fairfax which were right down the street? From where Y'all crew. Played, the whisky, a go go baby. God whiskey a go. Go Hi as I. Over here at. His House Aka by a buoy. With the other members of the band celebrating the show talking about it. He's got two dogs here. As in Buddy. Oh look at you. A slobber dummy so I came here in the kitchen. I decided to put some. People. You can hear. Time there. AVIARIES CINTAS could puppy. So. This is a historical time, okay? Let me just say. Simultaneously, tri factor. Man on the moon. Earth. Man Shop Space. allegedly. SPACEX had something to. Why there's certain things that people say. Afterwards. allegedly. Allegedly Right allegedly allegedly. WHO's born allegedly? Can always say that allegedly. Sure. It's been said that, but do we really know? And then what authorities are we waiting for to fact? Check then what? What are the authorities that were waiting for? which ones are the trust resources? They're GONNA fat. Check Right Ace, right, which one's which one's are going to fact check, which was going to look over there and decide. This is good. This is good information. This is okay for the populace to know. This is something that we put ourselves on. And other what? You want their pizza, don't you? You want to get up on the counter, don't you? Get High Buddy. Hey Buddy. There's another dog here, Buddy! Hi, there, look at you, guys. Hanging out hanging out. In the kitchen waiting for your pizza's year, we hanging around the kitchen wing for your pets. Chiapas YOI via Piazza's Jim. Boys Look Zhou Boys All. Look at you, boys. Don't you? Get some pets instead? Come on, what do you mean? What do you mean the pizzas for? You don't need the pizzas. Need the beats. You. Don't need the pizzas. Look at you, guys look a Jew guys. Look at shoot. Let's go let's. Go say hi to people. Let's go say hi to people. Oh you on going through the door? Look it. Goes through the door look. Your investor the door. Yeah, go ahead. Good. The Guy Collars special collars in their cars could close to this little door. They can climb through. Against your goes through there. Are, here. Always be. With me. Galway's be I will talk more later. How in the Helsinki did so many days pass already. It's already marginally. June first. The Hell Dude. How's it been a week since last time I recorded Monday the first. Yeah, it's ten fifty three a. m.. Oh my God! So normally I'd be. Doing wise finger lab stuff right now with Samantha. Through facetime. However, she told me today. She's going to the beach, so. Going to continue drawing. On my own. Making Couple of face masks. Make a couple of face masks. and. Having Fun. Great that they offer us this possibility threatless store. I'm so grateful for these. These these businesses that really put everything in the hands of the artists Samantha. Just finally upgraded her cell phone. She had five s for years. She just upgraded to the eleven yesterday. She's flipping out just like manage things huge. She's a photographer, so Scott those cool lenses on it. She's so excited about the pictures it takes. You can mess with the F. Stops man. It's just. It's cool that they're kind of stuff is on there. So. She's she feels really. Really excited about being able to have this this kind of technology, and the fact that we have this in our hands, and we can shoot stuff in Antrim. Film Festivals and actually have on TV. Dick to me is so exciting. There's there's some really good films at Ka. POW. INTERGALACTIC Film Festival. Where they were shot on? smartphones and that's where I. had heard of video the video leap APP because one of the. Movies that was there. There was a guy was talking to I, said. What did you shoot? This is in my cell phone. Then proceeded to tell me the various things that he got. and. He said he is the APP. Video leap and I gotta say man. This is the APP video. Leap is the that I've been using. To edit the wise finger. A promos fifteen second alec him episodes fifteen second episodes in the story. It's so much fun to do it. It's so much fun, do it. Because I gotTA write down the idea i. think what I gotTa do is have. Got A HALF A. You can. You can have like little collections on there. I guess a playlist of. Stuffed of stories that you've put up there those are kept in the archives, so then you can. When you look through your archives to the new highlight, you hit the heart that then it goes. Where do you want to put this? What folder and Right Now! I've I've reserved one folder just for. Wise? Finger promos when I. When I realized this I'm GonNa make another folder that's reserved just for the participators. Everybody who? Played along. Anyone who answered a question? Every day there's a question that's asked, and it's great their answers there. People are playing along. They're answering it and it's great because see the whole point is to make each person a character know if I talk about this or not, but to make those who are are playing along characters in the game characters in the show so to speak so those who are watching it are getting to know who some of these folks are. Like Riley Osborne, playing long gentle waves. She's been playing. Cox with epochs. They've been playing alone. Lear An. Lear and They've been playing along. There are few. There's a time where we had like four. For people who answered. It's great sometimes. I'LL PUT UP A. I it's it's supposed to be looks like a quiz format is most but I. Put a question and then four three or four different answers, and so that makes it easy so mortgage. Sometimes. They put up a question now. People got to think about it and put something in there. So I've been using utilizing both of these It's interesting. When folks? Are. Like I'm imagining for instance, for instance like for instance the Bozo show. The fact that you have at home players. Was Awesome. You could send in your envelope in. They would ring off your name. The kid would put his handed spin around that that thing filled with all the envelopes that were sent in. It's spinning around his hand in there and he he grabbed. Just. That's what I give for podcasting drinking coffee at the same time, and that's what I get older. My Star Wars shirt. But. The Grand Prize game the Bozo Show Grand Price game that I love so much about it. Was that basically? You didn't ask me on Saturday. Call out your name. And there's that idea you know. That there's an idea that holy out. Everybody now knows who I am. A. World knows who I am. They call out by name. There live other year, so I'm utilizing that concept. That was so fun with the Bozo Show. Implementing that. I didn't come into that revelation till just now by the way. The correlation between what I'm doing here in the Bozo show. It's interesting when you really dive deep down into the roots. Of the things that we liked the things that we don't like we hear about this all the time. This is what helps us defeat those dragons. This is what helps us. Put to rest all those things. You so if something is, it is bothering you. What's trigger was? It's bothering you go down that rabbit hole. We go all the way down the rabbit hole. Follow it to the root. What started that? Why? WHY DID WE GET UPSET? When we hear someone mentioned pickles. Why will okay Google denuded maybe a crazy door neighbour, who's always eating pickles and he's always blast and his music. Just inconsiderate just inconsiderate driving across the lawns, just just so inconsiderate and pickles sin every time you hear, someone mentioned pickles UC pickles. Gag. You're just like Oh God gross grody. And a lot of times in those moments. We don't know why that thing is that. That's coming back up to us. Isn't it funny that the that the past can completely affect the future? That's time travel right there. Baby. That's like smells and sounds that that's time. Travel right there. When you follow it down to the root, you find Oh okay. This was the reason. Do I want to still be a slave to that. Do I want to still use that? As some folks? Some folks are using those things as. Big identifier mechanisms things that they're choosing to identify with the things that they're that they're. Championing. Everyone's championing something. Whether, it's their own identity whether it'd be political political affiliation whether it be their favorite shoe store. Whether it be their favorite construction company. Whether be, their favourite maker of airplane engines? Everyone is championing something. Something that really hits home a close to him. His home. Why does that person champion those particular airport engines? Well you end up finding out that their GRANDPA used to work on those airplanes needs to have some engines in the garage and he loved his GRANDPA. A great time, so every time Bam, and then maybe that inspired him to one often be mechanic. Goes goes goes go, so it's interesting. We follow the rabbit hole down. So in this instance I found out that it was the Bozo show. What it one of the many reasons see so I'm looking at what what we're doing here with wise finger and look at these. And all the elements all the things. That are inspiring, either just the the the the the the horses on the if we think of carriage horses that are on the carriage, all the horses that are driving the wise finger. Carriage are right now, obviously the Al.. The wise finger. The, OWL! And all the things that symbolize a finger, all the things that symbolize the owl, all of those and direction, and in all directions with those. The OWL, the idea of the wisdom. The, idea that? It's satire. It's parody who does that L. Weird Al. Yankovic mad magazine. National Lampoon. Andy Warhol in the factory was to in that. Then you add into this idea that it's just. Some poets beat poets. Starving artists beat poets. which brings in? Beats Care Whack. Neal Cassidy. William, burroughs. Allen Ginsberg all those dudes. And then you bring in the aspect of bringing in P. The people bring the people have them be showcased. HAVE THEM BE SHOWN? Will that that was that aspect was bozo show. The aspect of always wanted a of wanting to see my art on skateboards. There's that aspect of wanting to see my art on t shirts. There's edit aspect. Of wanting to send my art to bucket feet, there's that aspect. And get my choose my designs on shoes. We'll now bucket feet apart a thread list so now. There it is, it's taking care of all of these things. These dreams coming true. And these were all passion passionate things. You know what I'm going to constantly point these things out here on the podcast. Remember me to to remind me my future self. Of all the ways in which I manifest in my reality through synchronous cities. Through through big time. Dreams excitements utilizing my imagination. Really trusting to unfold for me that it's happening for my. My best interest. And then when I look at that again to to to to to call back earlier, we look at what what's the route. What's the route? What's the route? What are the routes that are making the excited well I? Do I loved makes in growing up I. Loved Weird Al Yankovic Grownup. And it wasn't until recently that I realized whoa Weird Al Yankovic in mad magazine I wonder if we'd Yankovic was a huge fan of men makes. That same sentiment hit that same vibe. Has that same. Initial. You know those guys great with the satire just awesome. I didn't realize. That that was what I loved, research tire satire. Pointing out the whole, they live aspect pointing out what's going on in the billboards point out what's going on. CELEBRITYDOM celebritydom. Commercials etc so-forth. Point out all this stuff Hey, look, this is what's going on. This is what's happening. This is what's out there. This is what we're consuming. This is what we are producing. This is what we are feeding the populace with this is the populace that eating it. These are the reasons why the populace eats it. These are the ways in which they get the populace to come up with reasons as to why they want to eat it. When the company has both. The. Virus and the solution be very suspect of it. When the very company that puts you out of the gives you a gives you the sizzle it. It says this is something that you're living without. This is something that you need. And he and they're defining this thing. Is Very clever psychology us very. Very subversive, extraordinary subliminal tactics. To play the people's brains to make. All of a sudden, they've defined this thing. That never existed, they carved their own nations. You need this. And then all of a sudden. Someone's like wow. I didn't realize that I needed them until right now. Oh, wow! That's the thing I was looking for. Any and you create the crave them the sizzle. Make him go. That's good. What's? What's that seizing? What's that sound, Ooh? What's that sizzle that smell? o Look at that crispiness. Um. He's chomping on it like. One of these enjoying it could see a look at US faces enjoying. So you put that in the air and you go. Here go! You you. This is the thing you're missing and we have the solution. Is it interesting? And the person who's telling us that we needed is the person who has the solution. And by by us, looking at that and the motivations behind it. So, then then we start investing. What do we really want? And what are we? What were we tricked into wanting? Well I'm here to say my dear friends. I am guilty of using those tactics for wise finger. I'm guilty of using those tactics. I'm very guilty of using those tactics I'm taking all the tactics that we've learned in the billboards of all. Of all the ways in which they've used this in the psychological way I'm using this. The exact language we're taking the absurd ridiculous language pushing it to the limit. Really being gross with it, just being cringe. Cringe with it using those same tactics. and. It's `edutainment it's fun. Thirteen minutes `edu-tainment. It's wave educating the populace about look what's going on out there folks, so this is my ideally ideally through the language that's being used through the through the through the tactics that are being used with wise finger lab. Ideally people look at that and go. Oh Man! That is reflecting exactly the tactics that were seen up here and let's say for Sake of magazine ADS. Calvin Klein billboards. There's a really interesting supreme. Version. It's Samantha designed. So, it's take. It's looking at that going. Hey! Guess what? EARN. And pointing out the putting ridiculous city of it, pointing out the fallacy of it. How can you get away with selling? I mean you know and that's the thing see? That's the thing, too. It's like you look at a company like supreme it just it has red and white, white lettering, red, background and coca-cola, and it's a supreme, and that's A. And that's it okay now. We're going to sell those. That's what you're getting. It's so silly. It's ridiculous. And and maybe that's the. Maybe that's the Eagle I. would say see if I got look down the rabbit hole if I go down the rabbit hole on this, amuse myself an experiment. Why why? Why am I angry at that? What's the pretentious artists within me? It's the egotistical the EGO. It's going. Hey I want. I want to look at my stuff instead marine. How dare they get away with something simple like that? How dare they get away with that and they're making? All of this money. And people are buying their products. How dearly getaway? It's like when I listened to misogynist. There's there's there are women listening to misogynistic. Hip Hop. Like feminists listening. It's an such is Dick hip hop. Singing these words. Just. Putting it right in there. If you know different than than police officers listening to fuck the police are. Are they listening to it for irony? Are they. Anyway it's it's just it's just it's it. The thing is is very interesting. When you've got someone who's very burger, you know they're standing up for this thing, but then. They're. They're listening. They're they're wholeheartedly putting their theirselves into this other thing and I'd feel like. Like and and then for those who are the creators of those things that are tricking knows people into. Putting aside their strong the foundation of their belief system. They're they're willing to put aside the foundation of their belief system to go. Okay well this in this zone. It's okay this is a safe zone. This is a safe zone. Over there among my my feminist friends, not a safe zone. Not GonNa sing these misogynistic grip. But not when I'm not around him not to save some well. So. When when is it okay for us to put aside? Like Samantha was telling me of a time that she met a This woman who is of a Vegan my sister's but this is. This is an extreme vegan during thanksgiving. And this girl's just ripping on everybody about veganism. Everybody. How dare you eat up? Samantha knows that this woman was wearing leather belt. And her boyfriend was wearing a suede jacket. Will finally Samantha Goes Hey. You're wearing. An animal render waist. And you're wearing an animal around your around your shoulders Sir your Vegan too so. At what point? Do is. At. What point do you cross over from eating the animal? Into wearing the animal it where where's the? What. What's the language that's used to justify that you know input net aside. So what's interesting is okay, so we got these these the aspect of. What. What does it take? It's funny because there's a key. There's a certain combination that can unlock the person who so staunch in one belief, and you can unlock him into going okay. I'll put that aside for now. It's like a peace treaty or something can putting aside all these hundreds of years of our I hate. Your comfortably hates you guys, but for this day we're putting all that different aside for peace treaty. We're all GonNa Barbecue today, but then tomorrow we're going to each other. What's that one thing that that that makes you decide to put your? Your your belief system foundation system. You know on the side to be hypocrites so to speak. To to forego the golden rule. To Forego. Whatever that is now? What is that key now? Looking at that key? I think the key. Here that I'm talking about is companies like supreme is bands that that you know like the hip hop misogynistic the there's something there's a key there. There's some how. They've finely tuned. Maybe knowing it maybe not knowing. That unlocks. That ability within someone to put aside their entire foundational belief system. What is it about that key? What is it about? That is so tantalizing. That's making people. Like. What is it so that so tantalizing? White lettering red background, just the word supreme. What is it about that that makes people WANNA put. You know tons of money into buying it. And so there's this pretentious. This ego side to me. That goes timid. Damn! Those guys are. They allowed to get away with it. He's misogynistic dudes. And then there ended up with all these girls. How did they getting all these girls? I'm trying to be the good guy over here I'm trying to I'm trying to be respectful. I'm trying to play the game of respect of chivalry of being good. And have conversations with women and they'll. You might target too much. I don't know, but I gotTA. Tell you. That's my beacon. That's the thing. bub-bubba word play puns if I'm talking about the cosmos. I throw that out there. As of finding out, okay, where does the VEN DIAGRAM FIT? Where where does this match up with this person? If they can handle that then we can. Let's see how deeper we can go. In this room, and maybe everybody does this. They test out one another, but that's that's. That's a side. That's side thing the main thing is. That pretentiousness that grows up. That ego, it's like okay. Why why do I feel like? Maybe they're not playing by the game I. think that's what it is. I followed the route down go. Do not playing the game. They're not be nice, not playing Nice They're not playing by the golden rule here. That are playing by the you know. Like with with the makers of with with the makers of a supreme. Logo with those same people pay for that. If. They were to see something like that with ap that that's the interesting thing. Out, get into this conversation with with the with the the couple folk sometimes. They'd say oh. Let's let's try to compete. Let's let's be in the same realm of Sundance. Let's be in the same realm as can Mike Dude. We made KA POW to be the antithesis of that to be I mean not necessarily I'm sorry I was trying to be very dramatic there. I'm sorry I. I love my vocabulary over sometimes when I'm really trying to say. So! It's am I to be careful if I I like to think of I. Like to all my endeavors on the Robin. Hood I'm there for the every? Person I like to think that. But Emma there for the every person or my there for the. Cosmic minded. Feel sometimes I'm there more for the cosmic minded person, just the every person. I'm trying to bridge that gap. Get the every any anyway. In Capelle and they're like. Looking at sundance ago and we'll Sundance's charging. This late fees can is charging this late fees Echo, you guys. No, no, no, no, no, even if we around for twenty years like those guys I still would not ever want to charge that amount of money. To have someone, enter that a pay the entry fee. No, no, no I would not pay that kind of money for an entry fees. So then why would i? Why would I expect someone else to pay that kind of money for an entry fee? Same thing for you know anyway. Anyway I'm ranting pretend again with this podcast is forest is for me to hear my future self. This is a purely selfish or is it. Because I want the attention. Don't I, please people listen to me. Do I want people to listen to me or do I. Want people who who or is this a beacon to find others? Who tuned into. That awareness who get it that that the the philosophers philosophers? THOSE ARE NOT GOVERNED By political parties. Those are not governed by the news and it's not say won't be friends with anybody else. Who Find those things very important to them. Because I know at the core of it, there's there's a justice you know they we. We want a justice. There's that that commonality. The the the idea is to find the agreement Where are the agreements where the connections? Because the most of us are turning out. It's like this. There's on off. Yes, no! Dark Light Bundle. Don't don't don't don't don't resistance flow. Close Open you normal. You say yes. I say no. You say stop I say go. So when we think of it like that. When he turned on a light, there's a lot more when you open. There's a lot more. Say. Yes, there's a lot more there's more there's more. There's more. It's opening your arm to the hug. Opening your arms gets a from the universe. So really the main thing here. Folks as we've always heard. We are the main enemy of ourselves, aren't we? We are the author. Of The yes. We are the author of the No. Will we give ourselves more what we dream of or will we be there with some sort of practical mind filled with phantoms of stats. On. Existing stats until we give them the power to exist funny. Everything's going to have the power to exist, and we give it the power to exist I gave teased my art on t shirts. That that idea, the power to exist I gave my the idea of my. art on Skateboards, my art on skateboards, t shirts, shoes, etcetera, etcetera I gave it that power and now. It's now. It's revealing perfect time. Here we go. You want to do here, you go. You WanNa make facemasks here you go. I mean God dude. I'm drawing like a maniac and I love it anyway. That's all thank you so much. Listening I think I'm GonNa play some some some some stuff that has come in from. From my fellow anchor friends into and we'll leave it at that. Thank you for tuning in, please. Send in a message you could send in your your. Oh, visit, wise, finger, lab dot, threatless DOT COM I'll be getting some wise finger up promos up your also visit Yawovi de podcast. She had us on their yovany underscored de. She had his on there. if you're filmmaker, checkout, KA POW I F F DOT Com. Love for you to to submit to their. Checkout, YADDA CREWE DOT COM. That's the rock band I'm in. Please, please. If you WANNA. 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