17 Burst results for "Alex Schmidt"

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Dork Forest

The Dork Forest

04:16 min | 4 months ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Dork Forest

"That is interesting and then you know, George Washington had more than one set of teeth. Teeth. I don't know if you're familiar with the did you have you ever heard the facts about George Washington had a set of teeth that was made from slaves from his slaves. He pulled their tanks. I I picked that up from your show. That's where the one subject out. I went straight to the history ones in feet. And I was like, oh, there you go. Wow, that's something that that makes you want to go. Hey, you're all logged in theory. And right so Jefferson, you know, I went to Monticello and and the tour of the the slave quarters, I could either take the housekeeper's tour which was essentially it was a was the tour and they were both actually slave tours. It was a it tour that you could take about the house slaves or you could take it off the field slaves and and Andy and I were like, let's do the hard one. Let's do the let's do this is a field slice off what? Yeah, and it was it was it incredibly powerful and horrible and There was probably twenty people and like six people were black and 14 people were white and about three-quarters of the way through it. The black people were like wage and enough we're fucking off and not I mean, there's just, you know, I mean it and I was like, oh no, we're standing we're standing the end. We're going to hear every every fucking drip and and and the guy who had to do it was a white guy and he was like, I can tell you that Thomas Jefferson in had a lot of great Theory a lot of great a lot of great documentation didn't this exactly live up to it in his personal life, but Pakistan some ideals and why don't we try to fulfill those ideals and it was kind of a nice little sort of I'm not going to I'm not going be an apologist for this guy but, here's my half apology for this guy, you know, so yeah. Yeah and I like knowing all the bad presidential stuff cuz it helps like keep the president perspective and know that cuz like they all I was talking with Elliott Kalan once on a pot and he was talking about how like all the president's get boiled down to like one fact or quality something, you know, like theft fat like that's just all we know or like Lincoln beard save the union like it just it's all gets down to that. It's good to know like the details..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Dork Forest

The Dork Forest

03:05 min | 4 months ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Dork Forest

"We're doing a dark Forest. It's we're still zooming you guys and today's guest is mr. Alex Smith. We met via the interweb on the Twitter when you were tagged for Jeopardy and that's I thought I thought it was a Jeopardy tag, but Alex meant just so people know, it's Alex Smith on Twitter and Alex Schmidt Instagram on Instagram. You've been rolling with that. So well, I really appreciate the notes. It will be in the notes my friends. And just so you know, and so I I have this to say let me just write something down. Hi and welcome to the show. That's what I wish to say God. Thank you. It's it's so so very good to be here. Yeah. I'm really nice to meet Jackie. All right, and you've got you have a lot of projects and you do stand-up and I don't even know where you live. Do you live in New York? I I've been basically between LA and then Durham North Carolina and I've been riding out the pandemic in Durham, North Carolina, which is an amazing City. Even you most like down. Yeah. Yeah and dice walks out that real nice walks. So she just I'm doing like three or four miles a day. I think at this point, I love it. That's that's great. But oh so you live in Los Angeles. I am here in Van Nuys. Hold your applause. You have to know that I live in a helicopter training area is what I seem to be experiencing. Yeah. Interesting are out there. That's what I hear. Ya ya ya page displays all the time, you know. Yes, swept 12 12 12, I live, wash and yeah and also not to like in rapidly income and a fan of the show. I've learned here from Wisconsin and I'm from Illinois, you know, good Great Lakes people. There's very exciting. I think it is exciting. Where are you from in Illinois? I'm from it's Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It's in DuPage. County which is the one next to Cook County there by Chicago. Okay. So is that officially Chicagoland? Oh, yeah. Yeah, it was always like Chicagoland Chevy dealer and everything and the ads. Yeah, that's totally a but that's totally thing see I'm Milwaukee land. I'm essentially I'm in between I grew up between Milwaukee and Chicago in between Milwaukee and Racine in between Milwaukee and Cudahy whatever like you can't cut 800 Creek and then sort of Racine and stuff like that, but it's just on the lake. It's very pretty full of this is great. Yeah, it's very very pretty. So we we've digressed we could dork out because I loved your tiny list of I was like, I'm going to need what would you like to dork out about and I knew Jeopardy would would cuz you were a four-time champion, right? I was yeah, if if people don't know me, it might be like I've done various podcast, especially one about Kurt Vonnegut and a recent one about making a bias in emoji. And then also yeah October of 2018, I was on Jeopardy and I got to win for whole times and meet Alex Trebek..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

Fake the Nation

02:07 min | 8 months ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

"Ooh now. I can see but I appreciate that. Yeah I mean yeah I so you're not scared of the dark I as a kid like extremely But you know. I'm doing pretty good but my question. So cousin to that question is do. You feel like lightness helps with security. Because that's I think a claim we've sort of all bought into an eye and it might be dubious. Yeah I think I think people who are strapping a bunch of lights to their house for security specifically or maybe just just thinking about scary things rather than make themselves safer. Yeah also anytime I approach. Somebody's house like sometimes in La and they had those motion lanes that just come on. I always feel like I'm doing a crime even if I know the person and drop the bag of gold run away. Yeah okay well you guys. What is your relationship to darkness and read this piece. I thought it was a lovely. You guys that's the end of the show. How do you feel I feel? Is this the last one that comes out before Super Tuesday? Yes yes this is the last one to come out before Super Tuesday. Hey Do the right thing folks Warren Sanders one of those mostly wore. I'm not gonNa tell you what the right thing is but I'm also just going to list a couple of names of candidates I'm just GonNa slide a note across the table at home Jody do you have any final words of encouragement? Half a third of the country votes on Tuesday everyone calm down take a deep breath just not near someone who's coughing. We'll be fine darkness. Chill out and then vote and then vote. It's like literally just go. Sit in a dark room is probably after tall. Spec goes into a dark room and think about Elizabeth Warren. Okay you guys I would love for the people to be able to fall you and all the stuff that you do not abrogate. Where do they do that I'm on twitter at Jodi with the WII.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

Fake the Nation

03:40 min | 8 months ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

"Mother or trump who I trust general election decision. Yeah well it's it's the kind of thing where as an individual I I don't know what to do about a global pandemic really like I like. I'll save up some food and try to wash my hands a lot and stuff. Yeah But I'm just trying to be wary. I'm flying from JFK to lax tomorrow. So I'm not a wise person but I am I'm hopeful it'll work out And we'll see what happens. I don't know I mean it. It seems to me like this was the week in which a lot of people realized. This is going to be a thing that we live with and actually I see some hope there because I think a lot of the pieces that that came out this week. I'll give a shout out to my friend. Jim Hamilton who wrote a piece for the Atlantic? They thought it was the smartest on this front. Which is basically saying a lot of the world is going to get this thing but the reason that it spreads so fast and we weren't able to contain it is because a lot of the cases are mild or ASEM dramatic and that means that it is a very serious virus but it is not it is not these things where you get it and all of a sudden everyone realizes you have it and you get quarantined and so forth. So you know. I think I've chatted with him. I think you know. Subtlety is what's so ranger success. Just going to be in a couple of years like right. Now what when we enter a winter. We have the the flu and pneumonia. And you know. Now we'RE GONNA the flu. Pneumonia and chronic viruses. Going to be one of those things that is out there that we're going to have to deal with to me. I think the real danger and this is trump. Is You know I think scares me is in the the political response And that's where I think it's going to be both both in terms of containment of it but also I. My hunch is what trump is going to do is go from one. Extreme of everything's GonNa be fine all the way to another extreme of. I don't know I mean I you know but it does scare me. The risks shutting things down and taking sort of release strongmen. A moment of like a war would be shut. Everything down to the border equivalent of dealing with this is that is to me. I think you know real. Fear is the sort of political response in a real worry because you know in his head. I think containment is the only bar and this is going to grow regardless of what politicians do and it's really about mitigating that growth and being smart and thinking about this as a thing that's GonNa be with us for over years in decades and he's not built that way. And what did you guys think of him? Naming pence has the head of the project. Dr Mike Pence that that I'm trying to be an optimist about things and when I saw that press conference which was not a good press conference and not any good ideas I also thought like at least at least trump supporters will have heard of the disease like good if we're so divided in our media diets at least him talking about it as like an awareness campaign. But that's the only good thing. Mike Pence is there to be a scapegoat or do nothing. That's right that's what I sort of felt. It felt like a weep. I'm going to put this guy. That's an afterthought in my entire administration at the end of the thing and I think you know. Obviously a eyebrows were raised because under pences watch an Indiana. There was an AIDS outbreak And they wanted him to provide clean needles for intravenous drug users and he wouldn't do it because we thought it would promote more drug use And instead it actually created this AIDS outbreak of your data and science. Everyone told.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

Fake the Nation

01:53 min | 8 months ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

"The nation listener in anywhere in the Iowa City area. Please come visit be so fun to have you and we are back at where ready for topic number one point five okay. The CD's principal deputy director said this week. That it quote. It's not a question of if it's a question of when and how many people will be infected referring to the crow virus You know this is. This is what makes mothers around the country. Call their daughters in utter panic worse so I did when you when you said your mom has called you twice a day. I was like Oh. Is She busy or something? It's call from my mom. She called twice once. Because I couldn't really talk and then another. She called the day before anyways. It's she saw like basically two days in a row. I don't exaggerate my claims. She's not a crazy person but she is like a worry wart So I guess it's An and you know what it is it's like I mean I think for me too. It's the images out of Italy for summary. I mean it's like for some reason you sort of like well. A Western country will have exactly the right to response to this situation and they will shut down immediately in. There won't be a problem and everyone will be on the streets of Milan and then to see the streets of Milan. Empty in the news footage. I think that is quite shocking. So do you feel like they're some basically is it? Are we at mom panic or should we be? Where trump is where he's like. Everything's fine. Don't worry my.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Cracked Podcast

The Cracked Podcast

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Cracked Podcast

"Is Alex Schmidt and had a podcasting here at cracks. I'm also known as Schmidt e the clam also known as Schmidt e the champ and I am also also thinking back to a show. I used to make a video show because because here is the topic of today's episode it is great movie and TV moments made possible by running out of money one more time that is great movie and TV moments made possible by running out of money. One of the ways being alive is more interesting than people think it is is that basically every movie and TV show and franchise on pop culture thing you love probably benefited from not having a big enough budget. We have an enormous range of the biggest movies and T._v.. Shows ever to talk about today and yet as I was thinking about these things something about the process that these creators went through belt familiar and I was like that doesn't make sense because I didn't make star wars personally a why is that and that's because I thought of a show I used to do after the crack dot com YouTube channel named New Guy Weekly. It was a while back a hear about it from people occasionally so I figure it's worth bringing up and that was an amazing experience for me that <hes> in particular benefited creatively from budget limitations -tations a little bit about my past <hes> before I started working at crack I was living in New York and I was doing some things remotely for the site and they said hey you should move out here in particular to make videos we explicitly want you to be making videos and so I said great I would love to be doing that. I'm doing that here already. Then on arrival we were looking at some things that that there would be a budget behind but also thinking hey what can be done around the office very very cheaply. I quickly settled on the medium of filming myself on my phone. I was like that can be an entire thing that can be an entire show. It doesn't cost anything. The thing is that is very limiting and the limitation was great because I said hey what kind of person would film. I'm an entire show on their own phone talking to themselves and from there a character blossomed which was a version of me but maybe not so smart. Maybe kind of irritating in I think a funny way. I hope so we will link to that show because it's from a while ago. If you WANNA see yet but either way this is a process that you can see across all of entertainment. I feel grateful to have experienced as a creator and my guest today are all fantastic T._v.. Writers and COMEDIANS. I'm joined by Haley Kanter Chase Mitchell and Ben Joseph all returning guests of show all old pals of mine and and just really really sharp and fantastic on knowing about these franchises and knowing about the process of making things like that they're all working writers who are doing it right now. Now I also highly recommend you check them out and follow them on twitter and everything so there's going to be all kinds of food newts of them and either way. I really hope you'll enjoy this show where we dig into Again v Very Biggest T._v.. Shows and movies where you I think they were made that way on purpose the whole time and actually it was just a financial limitation that made good things happen so please set back or sit on some kind of milk crate or or loose old wooden spool or something because you don't have enough money for a chair. I think that's the start of an amazing setting situation. If it works like Hollywood works either way here's this episode.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"You know, I'll give it one nipple for the women that are there. None of the characters make sense, but the female characters in this movie don't make sense and don't have any existence outside of the male characters that also make no sense. So I, I'll give one nipple and I'll give it to Alfred Molina because. That he really could have shown up in this movie in almost any part in an affective way. I would love not to you know. But if a million really didn't want to be credited in this movie Freddie would've taken the credit, he would've taken the what hacked the mainframe. We don't get to see thick, hackers a, and that would have been an interesting move. So there's no. So Alfred gets mine a franchise called thicker carriers, kinda my type. Yeah. That's, I mean you both nail that I, I would give it. I think one whole nipple 'cause yet doesn't go as overboard with toward women as a lot of extra movies, like we said, incredibly low bar, but also it does a lot of things wrong to, and especially this was the least I've ever liked watching it because I was thinking, oh, this was maybe much more feminist than I remembered. Then it's super, isn't all of a sudden it's just a sudden hard left turn. Yeah. I think if Tom Cruise could've gone in like just been on an island by himself and made whatever movie he'd wanna make. It would be this movie with absolutely no women in it, like they're only women in the film because he knows that's like a consideration that the rest of human civilization and the species wants. And otherwise it would just be hanging out there. Can't wait for that franchise. Rename. Maybe eighty percent of movie franchises. Two boys hanging out. Boys hanging out with guns. Well, Alex, thank you so much for being here. Great. Having the of course, where can people follow you online? Do you have anything to plug? Yeah, my Twitter account is at Alex Schmidt. -i it's my name with a why on the end. And then my website is Alex Schmidt dot com..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:52 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"She did a lot of that before and that would have been really exciting to see, you know, like nobody gets that position without enforcing I. Yeah, where's that words in story like it. Yeah, I mean, but none of the characters here well written or really make any sense. Yeah, so good movie. I mean, I just a weird movie. It's weird movie. Tom Cruise is a is a weird man. I got terrific teeth. Tom Cruise is problematic is help, but I honestly quite enjoy him and I like his movies. He is an actor who leads with his teeth, which is wild. Like if you watch Tom Cruise act, his teeth somehow, are I like, you know, like some people lead with their hips. But. Just like going into every role tooth. First Jansen Tom Cruise is running toward you or run front somewhere t I. Shining. I think he just has one gigantic tooth and then draws the line. He's a complicated man. This movie the first mission possible movie is not the great. I have never seen any of the TV show, so I don't really familiar with the source material. Kind of goofy. Yes, I'm sure it's like can't be sixties like super camp kind of thing. But as the movies go on, they get better and better. I think goes protocol might be my favorite. I liked three enough to buy it on DVD mission possible to is objectively a bad movie, but the rest are like pretty pretty decent, and I think easier to understand. So I think the first one and the first two are just like, what the fuck is happening in this movie. Eat out, but I think they get better as they go on. But yeah, so this is a franchise I enjoy when I'm not looking at it through the Bechtel cast lens. But when I am doing that, you know, it's not hard to see that this franchise does not treat women, especially well. There are certainly franchises that do a much worse job. There are some that maybe do a better job, but action franchise. You'd be hard pressed to find one that like is a feminist masterpiece because I can't think of any off the top of my head that are. Alien this true? Yeah. I mean, there are like good female action. Here's some of whom we've covered on this podcast. But as far as this particular formula goes where it's like a male action lead, which is ninety percent of them, I'd be interested if any of our listeners could come to us with a male action lead franchise that has female characters that are treated well. Yeah, because certainly like as we discussed already, bond does not do a good job, Indiana Jones does not do a good job. Yeah. So yeah, action franchises have a long history of not treating women. Well, speaking of does movie pass the Bechtel tests. Clone women don't even make eye contact in this movie. It's crazy. And it really, I wrote down. I was like this scene where they're all prepping. This scene where they are prepping the scheme is like the seven minute Mark. I was like, they are going to have women talk to each other. We're gonna get it and they don't never even two women in the same room man to tease you at the top, like. They don't even look at eight charter. I went back and rewatch the scene partially to check out Amelia's tips. But mostly to see if women even look there, Tony, even look at each other, there's no acknowledgement it's mostly Tom Cruise being like, can we get a cappuccino machine? My needs. I want to better coffee deny. Have. And then you Jon Voight like, yeah, my wife made that coffee, and then she's like, I made that coffee and of seen. Yeah. Yeah. Because if people haven't seen this movie at a while, it's like Tom Cruise trying to do what he thinks adults do at work when they joke around. It is really weird. Or grownup. It's really like he like flip through some Dilbert was like, this is probably it. They talk about camping, chino boss a room. Good enough for me. My name is Ethan. So let us rate the movie on our nipple scale where we raise the movie based on its portrayal of women, zero to five nipples una have to give this one..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

05:14 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"I'm antibac- Armand I'm Naomi paragon and we want to tell you about couples therapy. New podcast, we're hosting on the house stuff works network. We are a real life couple and comedians. And on our podcast, we have stand ups, do sex together about their relationship. We feature sets for popular live show have in-studio couples and give you a glimpse into our own. Surprisingly, functional relationship. Step saying, surprisingly, never find couples therapy on apple podcasts or wherever you get your favorite shows. FYI folks hands on your kid's ears because there's some explicit content and we're back. Another thing I wanted to talk about an Alex, you touched on this is very iconic scene where Tom Cruise is like dangling on the rope, like suspended in mid air. When he he's like trying to steal the NOC list. That scene has been like spoofed parodied alluded to in like bazillions of things in pop culture. One of them being Paddington. But that's neither here nor there, but please go check out the movie Paddington Paddington to if you haven't anyway. So it got me thinking about very famous conic movie scenes like this, I made a list which will take probably too long to go through, but you can. There's like super cuts on YouTube of like, you know, icon of movies in there like famous movie quotes, and you'll find that almost all of them involve men not a woman to be seen. I know there and if there is a woman to be seeing, it is usually in like a very romantic hetero context. So for thinking. Right? She's declaring her love for a man. She's sometimes if she's in a Harrison Ford movie, chances are she's being grabbed by Harrison Ford and kissed forcibly gotta hate here. Everyone's dream. Oh gosh. Push him out a window. But, but I do I want about the about the comic scenes. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. So that's unfortunate. Fortunately, I think we, at least in the past ten years, have more female action heroes to choose from, which is great, but it's still, yeah, in in terms of the history of cinema, it's really just straight ladies, kissing straight dudes. And sometimes they get a line. Uh-huh. Sometimes if they're lucky and sometimes you get Scarlett O'Hara shaking her fist at the sky, and you're like, oh, that's exciting. But wait, she's a slave owner, so that's not good either. So. These are. These are not good disa- couple. So going back to some of the other sequels a few things I wanted to mention or just trends that I found is that there's almost always a scene where Ethan hunt does something to a female character that is not a sexual act like hiding from a bad guy or like searching them because he thinks there's suspicious, but the movie always frames. It is something very sexual because he isn't usually ever given a romantic interest in the movies. So like you know, whatever director producer writer is like, well, we still have to have, you know, Tom Cruise fondling a woman on screener who's gonna wanna see this, right? He's like, I have to prove that I may men who. And everyone needs to see. Yeah, I don't. His vibe is so creepy and and not just this movie like gun a lot of things from this era in particular, he the way he deals with women as like very intense. To me, it just seems really creepy. And watching this movie started developing a fan theory that he's just like two teenagers and a long coat or something, and he doesn't know what to do. So he's doing bad things and he's five, four. He's one teeny. It is wild. How just like such intense insecure masculine energy is broadcast to the largest possible audience. It is fascinating. Sociologically, Tom Cruise's is fascinated because you're like, he's so insecure about whatever who knows. He won't tell us, but, but we all have. We all have to watch it and I love it and he's always running. He have you seen for cut of him running. No, there is an eighteen minute long video. Just of someone took all the scenes in every movies ever been in of him running eighteen minutes long. Oh, and actually amazing. Wow, there's five minutes of Tom Cruise running in two thousand eighteen alone while yelled. Yeah, you can watch like one of those Christmas log videos like it's just the same thing. And Leslie, it's kinda calming after. A few of the other trends I noticed is it there's often violence against both men and women in this movies, but often when a woman is killed, it's because she's been like captured and tied up and you know, murdered in cold blood kind of thing..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:30 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Everyone dies seemingly except for Ethan. So then he has a run. Ethan president. Everyone. We're rooting for Ethan, Ethan hunt is only one left alive and his team. So he calls like his pals at the IMF and he's like, hey, kindred. Choose a superior of is he's like something's happening and he meets with them and kitsch believes him to be a mole. And he's like, this whole thing was set up as a mole hunt, and it looks like you're the mole, Ethan hunt. These I know I'm not your last name is hunt in everything. Maybe you're doing. We're hunting for to see. You're like, oh, this guy's smart. Yeah, yeah. So eastern Han runs away because he's like, I'm not the mole, but I have to figure out who is now. So Ethan hunt learns about this mall who's collaborating with an arms dealer named max. So he's like, I gotta go find max and like figure out who the mole is, and there's this whole thing where it's like the mole is working with max on this job that they called job three fourteen. And then as actually that the mole goes by the name job and it's a biblical reference and then he's like, okay, and then he distracting from an arrested development stance when they shot a job all the time really. And then even hunt sends an Email to max at job space, three colon fourteen and it that works. Can we talk about the internet in this movie? The internet is the most compelling character in the entire. Has the most charisma out of everybody doing laps around our Tom enter the way the internet works where there's one point where it says like there's a window open that says, internet and then he types in access. And then it says, like thinking I was like, what is this misunderstanding dial up? Like what. It's like one of those old text adventures where it's like, you're in a cave, turn left, and then you look too. But somehow it's hacking the internet, both hackers talk about the internet in like away that it's like, oh, whoever read this movie was just hoping no one would ask follow up because there's the second hacker. I don't know what his name is because he comes in over an hour into the movie, very cool thing to do looser. Just introduced five hundred characters. Our fifteen inch shar. But the second hacker Luther says in the same sentence, he says, like mainframe motherboard hacking access. And then Thomas, like while we've got to figure this out. What are you talking about? I just want you to know that I just sent an Email to max at job space, three colon fourteen, and it did not work than air message came up right away and said, this address is not recognised wipe them out. Yeah, clean, wow. Or psychology got involved. They're like, this is this was Shelly Miscavige as Email on now, do you guys ever when I see is on cruise movie. I give him a little bit of credit for just not wedging Scientology into it all the time, even though he doesn't deserve any, you know, every time I see a movie with him and it ends. I'm like, it didn't come up once about that. Yeah, a little bit proud. There's moments where it's like, oh, he could very easily just break the fourth wall and start pitching us. He's got her attention. He doesn't use this platform to like hawk Scientology, but no, he he keeps a separation of church and career against. Yeah. All right. So the rest of the story is so he is trying to figure out who this mole is named job three fourteen. This is where I get very lost. So he meets with max who turns out as a woman one. How many times are they going to do this twist the Android, Janice name, twist, hilarious, love it. It's so cool. Great. So he meets with max and he's like, by the way max, who's an arms dealer? Yeah, I'm like an undercover spy and I'm gonna get you that list that you wanted..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

03:50 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"People are going to listen to this podcast and ten years and be like what's wrong with Ethan, Ethan as our president. What a president, Ethan, that's what I'm saying. It would be confusing. Sure. I, yeah, I don't know how the Canadians adjusted to adjust in right. Having a mandate of Justin and charge just feels like it's he ready. Regardless of how qualified he is. His name's Justin. So is he ready. I don't know. You sounds like he's fourteen. Yeah, I see what you're saying anyways, anyway. So you grew up, would you say with this. Spy movies. Yeah, I'm pretty sure I didn't see this one in theaters because it came out ninety six. So it didn't quite lineup, but I'm pretty sure I saw the rest of them in theaters and also needed to Google all of them to remember the plots or what happens. Well, not to brag, but in preparation for this episode she went full dummy. I went, I went like way deep cover into mission, impossible. You were in the mainframe. I hacked into the mainframe. Now a member of the IMF. I'm so excited of like how much we get to talk about hacking today. Can I just say, I'm so thrilled so much. Also I am. I think in real life is some kind of World Bank sort of thing. It's very distracting every time they say movie. Yeah, I think they're going to do loans or something. I don't remember that actually being the name of their organization in the movies is okay. So my history is that I well, I just rewatch all five of them within the span of forty eight hours brag. Yup. Sorry or proud. I okay. I like this franchise. It's I. Yeah, I have fun with it. I don't love it. I don't think they're cinematic masterpieces, but especially as they go on, I think they get better and I enjoy like ghost protocol, especially I liked Rokos protocol is my son's name. Really because that's my stripper name. That's. And they both can be president president. The president, but I similarly grew up with this franchise. So the first one came out in ninety six, I was ten, so I don't think I saw right away. I think by when I was like, twelve, if you would ask me at that age, what my favorite song was, I would have told you it was the mission, impossible theme song. It's a very good theme song. It's like JAMES BOND. It just works. Yeah. And then I did see mission impossible to in theaters at a drive in movie theater, no way in whatever year that was. And if you'd asked me that year, what my favorite movie was, I would've told you mission impossible to even on that movie stinks and his bad. But then in all the other ones I saw like indeed, IRS, I enjoy them and I'm excited about fallout coming out. So yeah, I would say I have a certain soft spot for mission impossible, and it's also it's like the fast and furious franchise where it's gotten better lately to like they're on an upswing. So with. A new one coming out. I'm stoked, see, I tapped out at Tokyo drift. I think I haven't seen any Tokyo drift is way. Is that was that a joke? No issues. Oh, we're talking. I just got so confused. Can I mission impossible, Tokyo drift. Say something about this movie, which is that I don't understand a thing. I felt insane wanting this movie because this is a movie for the public. It's not supposed to be like, you can't see mission impossible unless you have a graduate degree which by the way Caitlyn does don't want. You know that Jimmy, you know that I hate to bring it up. So thank you so much trying bringing up that. I do have a master's degree in screenwriting from Boston University, but I took the Mensa exam the other day failed because I don't understand what happens is I can't make..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

The Bechdel Cast

04:36 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Bechdel Cast

"Slash curiosities to subscribe analysts in for free. Welcome to the cabinet of curiosities. On the dog. Cast the questions asked, movies, have women and are all their discussions boyfriends and husbands or do they have individualism patriarchy's FM vast start changing with the Becca del cash. Hello, and welcome to the Bechtel cast. My name is Caitlin. Toronto me Loftus and we host a podcast about the portrayal of women and movie. We sure do. I can't really see you. I know this is weird. There's one of Mike her. Here we go. This is better. Jamie missed you. So we talk about the representation of women in film and how it's usually bad. Yes, that's our Goto use the Bechtel test as a jumping off point for discussion test created by cartoonist Alison. Bechtel in the nineteen eighty s that features a the, hey, what what is it? Do you want me to say? Yeah, I forget. The Bechtel test requires that a movie, let's say, has to female identifying characters in it with names. Yes, they have to speak to each other and guess what they should not be talking about men. Can we? Can we test drive it right now, please? Yes. Hey, Caitlin. Hey, Jamie, what's up? There's something about the movie we're discussing today that I found very distracting. What is it? The bone structure of the lead actress was too. It was too, does. It pass the vital if I'm body shedding a hot woman's face. But I do like, okay, the main act who is even the main actress in this in this film we're discussing today because it looks like her bones were stung by bees. Her her, her cheekbones are so out of her face. I believe you're talking about the character Claire played by Emmanuel. I don't know what this last name is anyway, that did pass the did. But again, I don't know why we're judging a woman by her looks or even talking about it. That's, I mean, but her her bones did get stung by bees, and I wanted to raise awareness. Someone get help for Emmanuel built, get the bees away from her anyway. So usually we don't body shame women on the podcast. I was too I was doing that to prove that the Bechtel test is actually flawed. True while Jamie? Yeah, there is a method. It's not a perfect system. No mistakes are made, which is why we always have a larger conversation about just the treatment of women in general in the movie. So we are talking about mission impossible, and we have a guest here with us as always, yes, he is a comedian writer and host of the cracked podcast, Alex Schmidt. Hey, great to be here. Thanks for. I'm so glad to be doing this. I got to go back to the nineties by watching the movie. So what is your history with mission? Impossible, the movie, the franchise. I'm someone who grew up on a lot of JAMES BOND movies. My grandma worked at our local library and they had only very specific things on VHS and one of them was the entire JAMES BOND franchise saw all of them when I was really, really young, and then I just needed more movies along those lines. And so I got into the mission impossible franchise, oh, it's kind of I feel like it's kind of a filler placeholder for when you're out of JAMES BOND movies. You can watch Tom Cruise diet, JAMES BOND. JAMES BOND were American and way shorter. Welcome to mission impossible. And then I feel like when you're out of mission, impossible, movies, you're like, let's see what Jason Bourne is doing. And then when you're out of Jason Bourne you're like, 'cause Matt Damon's not even fun to watch. At least Tom Cruise is fun to watch. Yeah, and Tom Cruise and Matt, Damon are both way bigger stars than basically everyone who's played JAMES BOND except maybe Sean Connery, but like, right, it's just a much more interesting character somehow JAMES BOND, I feel like especially eastern hunt is. So he's like a robot also is new way, Ethan, I'm dislike. I dare like there. I'm only going to sympathize or feel for a character named Ethan to appoint. Just you got to be a really stellar Ethan for me. For me to go the extra mile for you. Can't have a super secret agent named braid. You know, I'm not. I'm like, I'm out immediately. Man..

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Probably Science

Probably Science

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Probably Science

"Kerry institute of ecosystem studies federica the federico's second uninvolved study says the kapala her colleagues used environmentally relevant concentrations of cocaine and their research which that was the part that i was curious about like it's got to be such a trace amount like i get that there can be affects to there physiology but like are they really acting that hyper act there's no way they're actually acting high right did they try out the trucks as well well they did say that they've studied the effects of antidepressants including prozac and fettah means on aquatic ecosystems finally changed or algebra communities in water and can affect the growth rates in life cycles of insects so according to caputo drugs like cocaine only part of the problem these waters also contained residues from other drugs heavy metals antibiotics and pesticides so we're just fucking everything basically well i don't know how any of these drugs get in the water supplies to i know that movie trope of somebody's gonna catch us with cocaine flushing the toilet is that it does that how we could question i don't i don't know co kids but i know that they're not wasteful people wait a second is i assumed it's waste and your that's what i assumed it's maybe some metabolize version but i'm sure it's as paws through and yet you'll pissing it out there also because they treat the wall to full certain contaminants but they don't treat the wall to for that kind of stuff but i wonder how i mean not to get too you know people who are up for drug or hurt for drug and if there was still i just thought like by the process of metabolising it you take away you getting high from it removes that highness inducing this of the cocaine or something and if that's the case why wouldn't somebody find a way to get it back out of their waste because drug is still valuable gross but like hang on who was it is a portland comic who just told a story on this is happening it was meth no coat but she was telling us it's probably just a read yeah they she host story was about she's admitted to having she had a problem and it was about like sista finding trying to like save a piss to drink it to recirculating she okay and has system well if we have any chemists listening i'm curious if if if it's one hundred percent retained if that if the part of go some pharmacists i could us into the show there's no way you don't in the course of getting high remove it's i don't know where to looking for its potent sway elephant elephant whatever does i'm not actually sure because i think in some cases some drugs sort of need to metabolize in the system and that's how they then have an effect but others just sit in your buddy for a while and they haven't affect and then they get and they then they get out i'm not sure i'm this is so fall out of my wrote can you comes on hangover p like no i don't think 'cause out called does get metabolize because that should one of unaccounted member again this is bad science memory whether as aldehydes is either now the hydra kito carbon which of the two it is but that's what you smell and people's breath you don't smell the alcohol it's a byproduct of its again metabolize and again please correct me on this i'm sure i'm sure i'm getting it wrong because this is very ugly very tenuously remembered a level chemistry from two decades ago i mean i really really hope the overall answer is you cannot human centipede a drug and just keep putting it into yourself that cic awful at i hope it's not real hoping because everyone is human sent to being very rare and expensive drug well that also would have like ken can you fail a drug test someone else's like if some if someone else's.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Probably Science

Probably Science

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Probably Science

"At an angle where looks like the two dimensional to you to be a cylinder the reflection the mirror opposite you is that of a rectangular prison so you the cross section the cross section circle thing yes you look at the two images you look at the image the image in your hand and the reflection of the image and it looks like from one of the things has a cross section that is a cylinder on the other one has a cross section that is square it's like how can the reflection of the how can the reflection of a circle b a square and then yeah in your hand looks like a circle and the reflection looks like a square like it's flips around it's very i forgot show you this which i made a video also and i guess i could just what's easiest way at oppose these i could pose to our twitter twitter this hold up the right angle looks like a sort of a moebius it looks like that imposible triangle you saw that the impossible the ashish ryan in the angle you could hold this at where you could make it but i'll i'll post these two at probably science the two videos i shot of those thank you that's really cool and vary article since you sent this now we've suddenly had ideas of things we actually want so maybe we're going to follow up and ask me more things alex he's had a cool phone holder made yeah i'm very late my girlfriend has access to three d printing and as made me like a phone holder where it's an elephant and hold it in the trunk and it's a door able and also core colder where it's the front and back of taper and then you put a wine cork in the middle as the body so then when you're drinking wine you're like okay cork you're gonna wait here and then it sets a taper it's great it's fantastic much less mathematical stuff this is awesome i'm glad that there's so many math people at engineers who are into like stunts for to look it up real quick has fund small pachyderm that great yeah oh yeah so it's a little like an elephant cross aardvark sort of sort of like that yeah tiny elephant that's got a oh yeah it's got a little like nobody knows on it as friendly real life today hold cokes all the time don't let them in the kitchen the other thing jessica fridge that was sort of a three d version of our logo yeah like a bar relief would you call that art majors out there believe is at the toronto yeah fresco yeah right yeah curio secure oh louis it feels like what would be in the mobile outside of the probably science towers if we were if we were doing this podcast back in this renate sarah bernice sit at that way six years to the podcast still learning it's never come up on this show at release it sounds like someone's what was that day in the right to him it was a trophy that one has come up on this show before i know that we've had i know we've had a control c controversy in this room on this show yeah that way just sounds adorable i'll be they did a country controversy can traverse city what would you call it light cool at a control c control cathy controversy but i call it a contrived controversy what you'd call it a controversy i would actually call it the which i would call it the controversy controversy control cathy ever slash controversy traverse yeah and then create on the end you know yeah yeah which is something that wines and the up so much i wish i'd done it on stage to think janine gras did it and she did it way better way than i ever could which is the fact that it's just the fact that they're having to be hotel called the watergate it was just the name of the hotel and they took the end of that name and now let means controversy that imagine if it had been extended stay america's we we'd better version of this joke but if you had to call everything sense that like holiday express or something yeah it was deflate in express i don't know does not what she her jokes good jokes not good but you get the bones of it you go fill in the blanks into something benghazi super eight late whatever.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Canon

The Canon

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on The Canon

"That's incredible what do you know about the chevy chase bill murray fight at this position i know in ja just from those few articles and like following a little bit apparently chevy chase left snl in the middle of the second season because he really really wanted to marry lady who didn't wanna move to new york and so he said okay between that and me being probably someone who has opera tunities in la i'll go to la and do that sort of breakout star kind of the first season he was the handsome so you look at him and andy sandberg you should be movies yeah absolutely he a little bit invented weekend update which that makes you a big deal in american comedy you know but so he laughed and then they for some reason treated it like a sports team or something where they only have a limited amount of slots and so that open slot on the roster was filled by bill murray who initially apparently did not succeed with audiences on us anelle that from the start like they did some kind of sketch where he just speaks direct to camera and asks the audience to give them a shot because they're not giving him a shot initially and then from there i guess it grew into some kind of weird rivalry a little bit and so they tried to keep them apart on sata's much as they could but then also there was some kind of studio note about wanting them in a scene together so then you get the really borderline harrowing scene in carl's weird garage apartment where he smokes up chevy chase and they're both very lost people yeah i heard that would chevy chase came back to star night live to be a guest on it he told bill murray that his face looked like something neil armstrong head landed on then i think physically got into a fight with him i think they got into a physical fight it went bill murray said about it afterwards was that he felt like the show had made him the avenging angel where he was opposed to punish chevy chase for him leaving even though he was the person who had probably been affected the best buy it he got this job but that he was supposed to almost be the.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

Fake the Nation

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

"Oh it it was super fun fun show what you guys are doing thank you thank you we also have in the other corner it's the host of the crash podcasts he's so fun so wonderful it's alex schmidt hi alex hey thank you for having me here it's all always wonderful to have you are you guys ready to get into it all right let us start with topic number one netanyahu has been miffed about the iran nuclear deal from the beginning he's in full chagrin anytime anyone from the international community talks to you're on like a regular country israeli spies seized documents in an overnight raid on an iranian facility in january and this week ben you mean use those documents to give a very theatrical powerpoint presentation where he tried to prove that iran lied leading up to the deal and that's why the entire nuclear deal is a shaham wooded you guys make of this presentation why wouldn't i didn't watch the tire presentation or nothing but the story had a picture of him in front of an entire slide that just said he lied or iran yeah and it was like in six foot lettering ridiculous big yeah really using picasso dings but also the other funny thing about this i'm just like i find this presentation the most like hilarious aspect of all of this like forgetting the content of the presentation and the international ramifications the actual presentation involved like him like dramatically taking like pulling down sheets from like like a cabinet that had pieces of paper it was like ooh very bob dylan vary was it was very donny because donny remember he pulled there those like seven thousand pieces of paper that were like all super clean and like had never been ruffled or tahoe.

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"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

Fake the Nation

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"alex schmidt" Discussed on Fake the Nation

"Having me thanks for doing the show and we are also joined by a colleague here at the your wolf family family colleague family or a like a like a a brother in the air old family would make marks more sense but at any rate a cousin that you start a business wave at family business complex air wolf i haven't had a and i was on his show what is the excellent cracked podcast because he is a fulltime lad at cracked his a website that everyone should read and a podcast that everyone should in fact subscribed to you may or may not want to start with the show i was on your great honor thank you and you are in fact alex schmidt hello hey thank you so much for having me who's great this is great irony glad to the both of you guys are um were free today and able to do this because we have some real fuck in garbage things to talk about an by garbage i mean like the worst the satish the most dramatic like a burning kind of garbage the ball yeah yeah and so i apologise in advance for in both being your first time on the show and you had deep dive into the fucking worst but let's do what you guys with topping number one national putting was an guns as everyone knows there was a mashhady in las vegas the largest in modern history on sunday fifty nine people died hundreds more were injured.

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