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Arian Moayed On How Fear Never Leaves, And Why You Should  Just Keep Going

Good Life Project

06:47 min | Last month

Arian Moayed On How Fear Never Leaves, And Why You Should Just Keep Going

"I believe in curiosity I just I. Just think that we can't do anything without it early and just asking people obey the is basically a version of empathy. Enemy. Empathizing with WHO people are and what they do over were you the curious kid like is this something that's been part of your life or somebody who cultivated? Yeah. I mean. I think the circumstances of my life you know being born in Iran and then moving here as young immigrants in the eighties where Iran was like enemy enemy number one if you recall. And like Iran Russia which kind of back there again I kind of felt that like you know I was so curious about this world is culture and I think that's kind of where it started also you know It's crazy. It was crazy. My parents don't speak any the my spirit's English is not great. The they came here when they were forty and fifty. The I mean it's not like they. You know I'm thirty seven. So like imagining myself in three years time taking all of an IV and Chrissy and saying, Hey, well, going to move to China and we're GONNA make this. We're going to make life better in China as a show I mean that's All you can be as curious I. Guess. Yeah. I guess. So how so how old were you when you actually let on? Well, we laughed Iran you know it's hard to tell because at time here was crazy there was a war happening and I think a lot of you especially you a bit younger don't don't really remember that whole window of of our history and our relationship with Sir Yeah, the Middle East Yeah. Yeah it's complicated. It's long and it's GonNa either bore fascinate all of you guys. But the the the the the truth is we you know it's it's. It's it's hard to talk about because there's so many levels to like how crazy it is. One is my mom was married to my dad at the age of thirteen. My mom was thirteen Wendo arranged marriage. My mom is pretty standard. You know it was on the outs in that time period. Yeah. But my parent, my mom's mom was a single mom she was the youngest you know she couldn't make she couldn't make it happen, and so she had to like you know she had to like give I, guess her her daughter La youngest daughter away and so then my dad, my dad's they were more religious than my mom's side was and so. They got arranged. My mom had her first kid at fifteen years old her second kid at sixteen and Arthur kid eighteen, and then had me when she was thirty five. So my siblings are seventeen eighteen in. I'm sorry. Yes. Some teen eighteen basically twenty years than me. So, and then and then the revolution hit seventy nine. And then a war hit right after that because Saddam invaded with you know and then got the support of the United States. You know because we of the Iranian situation and then we were in a war. And so everyone was closed inside as is bombings happening all over Tehran all over the border, and so we were indoors and and you know when when people get doors and there's a lot of fear in the air of uncertainty, you procreate you know and so the baby boom in Iran happened at that moment in seventy nine to eighty five, where like sixty percent of Iranian. Population right now in Iran is under the age of forty. Fascinating you walk down the street and everyone's young. So anyway and then and then. CRAZILY my brother. My oldest brother was sixteen. When he graduated high school in Iran, his name is Amir And then he went to A. He got accepted to a school in. CHICAGO. Right. When he was sixteen. So sixteen twentyish he's in Chicago, ish issue like something like that, and then the revolution hit. And then my brother was like should I come back and. My parents were like you're never coming back here will come to you. And then in that time period. My. Youngest my brother that's closest to me who seventeen his name is. Oh, mead omen was drafted in the Iran Iraq war. And fought three years in that war. With a couple of my cousins who are who are who have passed away who died in that war one of them, which data that were, and then my brother was in war my sister was in the middle there. I was just born. We got the F out of town and we went we went as far as my dad's connections and money and. You know and you know connections could could could take you in that was Dubai. We've got to Dubai who lived in the Arab Emirates and we were there for off and on for about five years and then and then we and then you know a long period of time you know no one heard it from my brother was fight in the war. And trying to and trying to try to like move three pieces ahead while also like making sure the pieces back here it's a chess game you know and and dangerous one. And then my dad then. We had were that Amigos live. We went back to Iran. Might he got back? He was no nine, hundred twenty you know fought three years in a war in a city called Oh mead his name is omitted, which means hope and wherever like was slaughtered murdered and died because it was a brutal war brutal war and he he's a twenty year old brainwashed you know. PTSD. Kid. And in that time period as we're figuring out to go back to Dubai and come back, my sister falls in love. Falls in love with the guy and and then that made things tricky and then, and then we all laughed and my sister stay. So I- sister got the states in two thousand and three we left in eighty five. So An and then we came to the states and again you know the analogy that the Chinese like us like you and me and you taking your family and your son going to China or whatever language that you don't know our culture, the No, and you're like, this is the best news for us. Now you know you're GonNa, you're not going to be easy and so in all of that, you just get you know a a sense of like the world in a very kind of complicated way. A very young age and and not only do they not speak the language they don't know what? Christmases. They don't know what Hanukkah is. They don't have any idea why people are going to church all the time. They have no clue why the cars are this way they don't know why the food is patching. There's nothing that is familiar. There's nothing that you can empathize with as as an Iranian living in the states and being like I know this thing and so in all that you are learning rapidly. You know a very drastic way and so that curiosity might have had something to do with it. I'm not really sure

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"amir" Discussed on Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast

Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast

05:11 min | Last month

"amir" Discussed on Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast

"Dude go. So now, and what is stage time stage times each time stage time stage. No shortcuts. Know, what's funny too is the way that you were taught going back to your how are you are as you were talking about how east coast comics they're a little, very good on the written but the riffing no, and then diving into the rollers. Ripping I don't want to say that because I hate like, fuck. No kidding I'm kidding. I don't like the be like shit, but it's like that's what. I've noticed that it's because I would think that the stages are smaller there. So they don't have moved to move around and be more theatrical and L. as a bunch of actors. That maybe do stand as well, and I don't know there's I have my theory on it but I don't want to shoot on your comics. Your comics are fucking great while we're backtracking I also want to apologize to Adam Ray I. Love you very much. He's one of my favorite comedians. I was just saying fuck out Ray is let's talk about Amir K. Right now because this is his episode did I'm going to tell him you said fuck them so. All right now. He No. No I love that he was so Nice Oh God. Well, that's ruined. So whatever it's done. Anyway, I also wanted to talk about so I know that we talked about the riffing and then in your comedy you also are just amazing at doing characters as well and I think that is portrayed as why you've been gotten some great acting gigs. Why Ben Affleck loved you audition for Argo? I wanted to ask a little bit about that because. The. You're also polyglot you speak. Farsi. Spanish. I is GonNa have to get a dictionary that word With a polyglot oh. So I only know this word because people have called me a polyglot and I was like that sounds like this. Expired Plato but it's it's when you speak more than two languages I think when you speak multiple languages It. Was Me just trying to impress you I'm so sorry. Out of me I was like. POLYGLOT. FIGURED OUT I wasn't gonNA pretend I'm over that part of my life. Used to pretend all the time that I knew people wartime I do this movie. I haven't seen the movie, but I go yeah and I just now I can't I just got to say like, Hey, dude, I don't know. I'm so glad you did because we made a funny bit about it and I I'm trying to do the same thing in my life where I used to be the same exact way I'm getting better. I'm still not perfect but I will stop in and be like I don't know that word I don't know what that means. I think comes with getting older. You realize it doesn't fucking matter if you don't know something that's fine. You know it's like. Oh, my God, they're going to think I'm dumb. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. But but I want. Exactly what is exactly is..

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Man gunned down in front of children as they left West Philadelphia dog park, police say

KYW 24 Hour News

01:18 min | Last month

Man gunned down in front of children as they left West Philadelphia dog park, police say

"Continues to ravage. The city is more than two dozen people have been killed just this week, including a father shot dead in front of his Children Thursday night in west Philadelphia. A wide open you crime and justice reporter Kristin Joe Hansen has the latest 29 year old Will My It was with this three year old nine year old and his dog coming out of a dog park at 46 Famine Avenue around eight o'clock when a man approached in and fired several times into his chest in front of the kids. Moments earlier, 40 year old Melanie Ray was killed in Berry Town, also shot several times in the chest. The two aren't linked, but their deaths are adding to the number of victims now quickly approaching 300 more than the total number of homicide victims. Each year between 2013 and 2016 following the death of seven year olds Amir Jones, who was shot and killed while playing on his porch. A few weeks ago, City Council held emergency hearings with the district attorney Police Commissioner Office of Gun Violence prevention and others. And they're now asking for a study from the about where guns are coming from and how they're getting into the hands of people on the streets and they're tracking defendants charged with gun crimes from arrest to prosecution counsel will also be meeting with nonprofits and community groups each week. To run down what they're doing in each neighbourhood of the city. Another council hearing will be held next month with a focus on law enforcement. Kristen Joe

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Apple Is Worth $2 Trillion — 1st American Company To Hit Milestone

Daily Tech News Show

00:41 sec | Last month

Apple Is Worth $2 Trillion — 1st American Company To Hit Milestone

"In August two, thousand eighteen apple became the first US company to reach one trillion dollar market cap apple stock recently climbed now to four, hundred, sixty, seven dollars and seventy seven cents setting its market cap at two billion dollars based on the number of outstanding shares at that price. That's basically what market cap is. Apple is not the first company hit this a target with the oil company. Saudi. ARMCO reaching trillion in December twenty. Nineteen Compared to other tech giants you may be asking well, Microsoft is at one point six, trillion dollar market Cap Amazon. One point six to one point six, five, two CH. Pickup Alphabets Amir one point zero, six, trillion and facebook with a punny seven, hundred, fifty, seven, billion dollar market CAP

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Boston - ‘Full Circle Moment’: Med Student Helps Deliver Baby On Birthday, In Hospital She Was Born

WBZ Morning News

01:02 min | Last month

Boston - ‘Full Circle Moment’: Med Student Helps Deliver Baby On Birthday, In Hospital She Was Born

"Circle of life on full display. For a medical student at U Mass Wooster. That story from W Busy TVs Julie McDonald, the start of nearly Amir's medical career is happening at the very same place. She began her life You Mass memorial in Worcester. It's rewarding work and learn at her own community hospital, but she had no idea the treat to come on her August 3rd birthday. A lot of O B G. Ryan's to deliver babies on their birthday. Hey, it's not unusual to be working on your birthday. But I don't think that many get to deliver babies on their birthday in the hospital that they were born on. The fourth year medical student found herself helping to deliver a baby in the exact same place. She arrived 28 years ago, and at nearly the same time I looked at the clock and noted that it was about 15 minutes prior to the time that I was born, and so it was really just a full circle moment. The Western native is focusing her. Medical career on caring for women with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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The Curse of Winthrop Falls

The Strange and Unusual

05:20 min | 2 months ago

The Curse of Winthrop Falls

"November eighteen sixty six winter falls Massachusetts. As a door slowly creak open. Drawn. grief-stricken face of Alice McClure was revealed from within the homes, dark? Interior. Shame swelled into a solid lump and Henry ups chest, which then rose to his throat as he tried to speak. Finally. Managing to stammer a few words of condolences to Rebecca's mother. Alice quietly expressed her thanks. And opened the door wide to make room for Henry. To enter stepping over the threshold Henry was enveloped into the dense shadows of the sambre room. Bringing his is until they adjusted to the darkness Henry's attention was instantly drawn to Amir of the fireplace which I've been covered in a heavy black velvet. The mere sight of the mirror started his heart racing and sweat to beat along his hairline. Henry followed Alice to the kitchen table where she offered him refreshments. And then poured him a generous glass of whisky. Drink it down lad. It's what we do at a Scottish like Wake Alice explained. Needing little persuasion Henry gulped the whiskey down and just a couple of swigs. The welcome liquid heat felt his body like a naming south. Giving him a pat on the arm. Alice asked Henry to follow her upstairs. Honor the McClure's Scottish traditions as new immigrants to the United States town of winter evolves arranged for a few youths to take turns watching over a Becca body every night until her burial. And tonight it was. Henry's turn. Alice solemnly lead Henry, upstairs to a dimly lit bedroom. Seated around the perimeter of the room or Matilda Hutton Joshua Derby and Sarah. Courier Henry Spell watchers for the night. He and seeing them since that night since Halloween. Greet each other with a nod of their heads Henry's attention was then drawn to the bed at the head of the room. Illuminated by the soft golden glow of candlelight. Lay Rebecca. Dressed in a Ghazi white shroud. Her arms crossed over her chest her eyes closed as if any peaceful sleep. Made a stark contrast to the last time Henry saw her. Crumpled, broken on his family's cellar floor. Alice Motion Henry over to Rebecca's corpse. Upon closer inspection, his first impression of her dissipated. Her Skin blotchy and discolored with a Pale blue cast appear dry and Steph. Her once big expressive is now sunk deep in her skull were scarcely covered by the malted paper thin skin ever eyelids. At the corner of her mouth was a dried cracking drop of blood. Unsure. What was expected of him Henry Finally commented She looks so peaceful. I allies responded. Taking notice of the dried blood. She left her thumb and rubbed the stain vigorously. That is until Rebecca's mouth popped open into a wide silence scream. Henry's friends seated in the room. All audibly startled in their chairs the frightful image. Henry looked at them and with one simple expression they knew. He was telling them to be quiet. Be Still. Without visibly acknowledging the horror of the site before them Alice gently pushed Rebecca Shaw closed and tied at length of cloth a cloth that had been draped on Rebecca's shoulder up around her jaw to the top of her head keeping her mouth forcibly shut once and for all. Sensing that she was waiting for him to do something Henry could only to say, I'll keep good watch over her tonight. I have no doubt. Then Alice looked at Henry and said you must touch her you know. Pardon Henry asked. It's customary is tradition from the old country. Keeps nightmares, illness away they say. PA- mainly, it's a sign of respect. Erin who visits the dead must touch them. She shrugged. Oh. All right. Where shall I touch her? The choice is yours lad. Though in general, most just touch the forehead or shoulder. Wherever, you feel most comfortable. Reaching out Henry's hand begin to tremble slightly as he moved slowly in his uncertainty. As the last moment, he found himself drawn to touch the tight shiny skin of her cheek, but he immediately regretted it and upon feeling her cold rigid flesh, he quickly pulled away.

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4 Cincinnati Reds players, including Joey Votto, take knee during national anthem

Rachel

01:07 min | 2 months ago

4 Cincinnati Reds players, including Joey Votto, take knee during national anthem

"Reds players Joey Votto, Amir Garrett, Philip Bourbon and Alexa Blandino took a knee during the national anthem prior to the Tuesday exhibition game. The one player that received most of the media coverage nationally with Joey Votto because he's the face of the franchise. The players lined up alongside the first base line in an empty stadium. Urban Votto Garrett Blandino. Mike Moose tacos to put his left hand on urban shoulder. Cody Reed put his hand on Garrett Shoulder and Sal Romano put his hand on Blandino is back, and the manager David Bell is a very good man. Still, alongside the players took any Right next to Blandino. And after the game and a postgame Ah, little get together, David Bell said. Quote. This is a group of players, coaches and staff that are extremely respectful in their constant looking to do the right thing. I know the situation is personal. It's emotional for all of us. I wanted them to know that they had my support. And several players Votto Garrett Urban Moustakas have worn black lives matter shirts during the workouts in preseason camp and Garrett and Urban or the team's only African American players.

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From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

Learn to Code with Me

46:03 min | 2 months ago

From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

"And we're back in today's episode. I speak with Michael, Pimentel. Michael Story is fascinating worked in the glassblowing industry specifically for film sets for nine years before he started teaching himself how to Code. And what makes him even more? Interesting is the fact that he doesn't have a college degree. Anti never went to a coding bootcamp. He is entirely self-taught. and. That is exactly what we're GONNA be talking about today. How he taught himself to code. WOW, working fulltime. How guys first job in tack and how he got more roles in the tech industry as time went on. If you tips for staying motivated while learning how to Code. This episode is for you enjoy. Hey. Michael. Thank you so much for coming on the show today. It will on six February I'm real excited to talk with you. You have like interesting. Self taught experience in. That's what I would like to dive into I. Could you share with us how you got started in software engineering? Absolutely so kind of Story kind of goes back to a few years ago when I was working for a company that made life for the film industry now working there as a manufacturer glassblowing really interesting work. Kind of working in a manufacturing type of shop warehouse, loud, working on a lay, that spun in a really hot environment I was there for a really long time and things just. Kinda didn't progress in terms of career. Wise and financially it was just really typical I live in California and California being one of the most expensive place live. It just wasn't sustainable. married and I have a child and that it just wasn't something that I could maintain so it kind of motivated me to start thinking I need to. Probably either go back to school or another another route career choice so i. can you know build to support and have a career that can provide general finance, support and everything like that, so it kind of led me to back to. My interest in computers and everything like that, so I started to do some online, searching and everything like that and it. Brought me to software development coding, you know some booming career choice that is really big right now and everything like that was like okay. Maybe I should go back to school for that, but at the time it really wasn't the best option I went acted. As a couple of glasses time, that's what I could afford at my community college, and then just got really difficult to maintain a full-time job and take one or two classes, and it got really expensive, because my wife was what was going to school in college and everything like that, so it was really difficult for us to support both less going especially you know. Not really knowing what I wanted to do. So I I did a lot of searching and I came across recode camp and recode camp. You know like when you get on their landing page. It's like learning one to code for free and always people learn this way and I was like wait three. This isn't make sense. This will usually scams off there. Start off Rian. Then you have to pay something and everything like that and you know to my surprise actually was free, and then so I started I jumped right in, and just started to go to the curriculum, and it sparked my interest and I was like. Wow, this is really cool. It's it kind of. Goes about in a way that. Gets you interested really quickly? You know with hd Mounsey assassin how you can get feedback on the webpage really quickly. Let's kind of how it started because I. Just I just couldn't go. That route was a canoe into school because it was just really expensive and I already had like a car loan, I couldn't get like student loan. It was just wasn't really practical. It's like cave. Do put myself some really extreme debt that I don't know if it's GonNa lead to something. That's GONNA pay in the end so I had to find another option and looked like learning to code on my own free resources when that resource beginning with recode camp was was the route I took. Awesome so I, want to backtrack a little bit to your. Your work before you got into coding, so you you okay? You said he was a manufacturing role. I haven't made notes that you were a glass blower which anti note that is for movies today shows. Definitely. What is it glasses? Sure okay, so a glass blower, typically like of someone like Google glass large usually someone that takes some raw material which consists of the materials, t make glass essentially depending on what what the? The. End Product is going to be different types of glass. Of course so basically you take them in you hit Heaton furnace, or with a really hot torture claim so that it becomes like in this malleable state, and then you shape it essentially so what I did there? We work on a leave, and we basically built like the light bulb globe. It's spun on a lathe and then you would really. Really hot with a hydrogen oxygen burners, two thousand degrees, and then you shape it based on certain dimensions so basically they would take that, and then we'd have a filament type that would basically you know, have some kind of chemical reaction than light up base off whatever the the fixture needed you know for the filming, so the specific light that they made there was an Hmo which is like a chemical. Name that I really don't know all the details into it, but it basically replicates the color of the sun so like if you see like on film sets, use those lights that kind of are the background that make everything look real, daytime and night-time filming. Those are the lights that we made when I worked there we're one of the few American companies still made them like with our hands, still as opposed to a machine meaning making them in a in a warehouse somewhere. But in a sense, essentially, that's what it was. We were just making them with a glassblowing. That's what I did while working there while I think nine or ten years. We Really, oh my goodness. Wow so start I'm surprised. It was that long because for people. Listening to this show were actually speaking through video so I can see you so I'm like. Wow doesn't look like he can hold a John. Young so young to have a job for that long. Then start another career. Okay? Wow, that awful. How did you get into that? Because that feels very niche, you're essentially making bulldogs. That camera crews in production crews are using on the sets of TV shows I mean. We were chatting before we recorded you live in California. I know like the entertainment industry is. In the movie industry in all of that is obviously very prominent out there is that kind of how that happened or It's interesting so actually the reason why I got into it is because my dad worked in that industry or like thirty years, and I had come out of working at John Juice and I was their. First job actually was working as a team member workup to insistent manager, and then eventually needed to make more money, because I got married at a really young so I. My dad ended up helping me getting the job there and you know I just ended up staying there for a really long time, but it's really how I got into. It was as my dad was in that industry longtime. He had connections and everything like that. Dot It. Did you go to a trade school or anything for glassblowing? No I actually just learned on the job. And still to this day is one of the most difficult things that I've ever done. Physically I for almost anything that can compare it to I think. Programming is its own challenge, but is like the hardest physical. Thing I've ever had to learn because it was like. If you don't do it right the first time, then you ruin it. So there's no going back and fixing it once. You kind of ruin it because the glass that we would work with you'd have to mix it with metals, and then once it's kind of melted to a certain point, you can't go back in extract those materials out of the glass, so it's Kinda ruined. If you don't do it, right is probably there really nerve, wracking or when I did that job. Yeah Wow, it also sounds like it could be dangerous if you're working as really like high temperatures. Absolutely I got burned really bad third degree burns I have degree burns like all my arm from it, but yeah, it was. It's definitely. Was I'm just curious. Did that have any role in your decision to look for a new job like I? Know you mentioned like the financial side, but were there other things, too? Yeah absolutely a that part being okay, so the big part, actually a aside from like the financial reasons that it just didn't pay that much. It was the work environments. It is in the Central Valley of California which in the summertime gets you know triple digits consistently and the warehouse that it is done is basically like a garage. It doesn't have an air condition. It doesn't have any of those things so the environment itself was. was just really really taxing. There's been a couple of times when I had gotten heat exhaustion, I got sent home because of it because like say it's one hundred, three, hundred ten, even outside inside that shop where you'd be working is a hundred twenty one hundred thirty degrees, and it was just unbearable is the if you've our to look back on some old twitter posts? I probably have pictures of like a thermometer in the area. And it's just like maxed out because it was just so hot, but yeah, that's that's probably WANNA be. A motivating factors to wanting to look for another job. It got to point where I was like. I need to get out of here. No matter what this job is just killing me physically, and you know a lot of other reasons you can imagine in an environment like that the people that you tend to work around kind of like really. Not The best work environment because you know on a lot of stress and you know tend not to get along very well when they're under a lot of stress is mentally and just everything that came along with that job, so it just became kind of like a hostile work environment as well so it was like a lot of. Factors that Kinda came into me like I have to get out of here you to find something else you know. Yeah well I mean that definitely makes sense. There's a few other people or one that is coming to mind that. We had on the show in a previous season. Whose name is Josh Camp? And he was a hope I. Stay this right a horse I think it's a horse fairer fairer, hope, number news right, but he would change the hooves on horses, which could also be really dangerous. Obviously, a horse kicks you and I believe it was an injury that ultimately led him to. You know look for other work in in what will link to that in the show notes for people listening now 'cause it. Was You know a few years back when we had on the show and any other episode, I believe it could have had a few where there was someone with a moron. Sick physically dangerous or physically labor job, and that's kind of what led them to to make a pretty big pivot because I can like working for you as a glass blower in those in that environment, physical Super Super Hot. It's totally different from working as a software engineer. And when you started coding, you mentioned using Free Co camp in other free resources. Were you still working fulltime as the glass blower and you are learning outside of that? Yes I was so I would I had a fulltime job there, and because of the heat I would work really really early hours I try to go in his earliest possible as three in the morning. Get off at noon or whatever it was Leonard Twelve so that time that I would get off of course I'd already so exhausted. Matt jobs so I have to go home and sleep a little bit and then. The thing with those interesting with that is. It was hard for me to be going having a fulltime job like that. Maybe some people can relate to that. You know like a maybe just a fulltime job in general is exhausting, but this job probably pushed it because of the environment itself the hostility behind it. That kind of gave me more motivation to be like you know what I'm really tired right now. And I'm not really motivated to to learn coding complete, foreign and difficult, but when I get off work the way I did time, so you know wanting to leave that place so bad that it was just that extra boost motivation for me to learn and study and just do everything I needed to do to succeed in it on just because it was just so bad. I got desperate. Really desperate I just remember that I tend to forget that, but then when I do remember I'm like wow, it helps me to be like really grateful. You know to where I am now, and it was really hard working fulltime job in learning, because I did learn while working there probably about a year and a half, maybe almost two years I was learning. And There was there were times when I would make huge progresses, but then. At the same time thinking like is this really possible? How do people get a job doing? It's like yeah. I can build a website, but there's more to it you like. Is this all I need to get a job type thing you know But Yeah! It was it was hard and I. Don't want to say like Oh yeah. It's super easy because it. Wasn't especially having to work fulltime job in it's all I could just you know. Take days off now and everything like that. I had to work. But yeah. It was difficult. So you were. Doing ice, you said for like one and a half two years where you were doing boom things at the same time. appleaday mentioned this earlier, but you. Free Co camp. Did you use any other resources or you mentioned Community College? Were you taking classes there? Yeah so additional to recode camp so the there's a lot of other things that I did that helped me so free code camp opened up at the time. I haven't camp while, but at the time had lake. Away that you would join and beat up and it was through facebook. It was like face, looking need groups or something, and it was like find a recode camp. Meet up because I. Guess they had like an umbrella. Recode camp meet ups that you can join, and you would basically type in your city in order find the nearest one that was that was organized and everything like that, so I found one in my city and it was you know a few people apartment that would meet up in so I joined that group and I reached out on their. Pre Cochem does a really good job with trying to connect people, so it's like hey, introduce yourself in post on there, so that people can no, no your journey Cetera so i. did that and I ended up meeting up with the organizers of that? Meet Up. We met at starbucks talked about you know everything on learning this and that where you and Rico camped up thing so eventually, I got more involved in that met more people that were learning as well and then now it. Kinda led to Terry member Oh the Mita. Dot Com meet up. There was also the recode. KEMP MEDIA DOT COM for our area that was attached to that facebook group. And, he was like yeah. I just started this. Meet up group, so we can kind of be more broad for people that don't have facebook. We can just Kinda grow up there and he was like you WanNa, help me with that because you know. He was maintaining full job as well, and he needed someone to Kinda. Fill in that gap where he couldn't. You know sounds like yeah. Sure I could definitely help with that, so I helped him. kind of on the organization's portion of that. meet up and like. Hey, let's try to meet. Kind of swap the weeks you know will be on a Saturday one week and then. I'll take the next every type of thing we'd be out of starbucks. And then someone posted on the meet up of feed. Like hey does a hack upon coming up, you guys should come reach out and you know I think it was free, and it was in our area, so I went to the hacker thon and myself in a couple of other people that were in that group, and then we ended up a or ended meeting a few other people at that meet up. That were real professional programmers. At the thoughts I introduced myself to them and everything like that met some really really nice. And probably the most helpful in kind person was actually the the organizer of that Agathon. When. I met him and everything like that. He gave me his contact information in and said Hey, we should get together sometime. I'm Cha and he was a professional programmer, running his own business and everything like that, so eventually I stayed in contact with him, and I met up with him, and I told him my journey and what I'm trying to do, super supportive of us all about helping people in my situation, you know like make connections, and even even help them with an internship and everything like that, and that's Kinda weird kicked off actually where it went from me trying to learn to me, actually making connections in potentially those connections leading to jobs. That was huge. Actually so this person that ran out. Pakistan also ran his on meet up. and His name was a little bit more. Mature he had a organized large meet ups and organised like a speakers where he would teach people how to get started with a new technology and all that stuff you know, so. This percent met up with them, and they're willing to like. Hey, you WANNA work on a project with. Wow real project like that's what I need to experience with a project, so I met with him or opt in some of the people that worked with him, and he ended up working with a lot of other guys that or just people in general men and women that were like kind of doing their own thing that a little bit more advanced as As programmers they're building girl websites starting their own software business in lake, a consulting and everything like that. That's where kind of took off. Is that connection? You know I to a upon met some people, and then it led to more people that we're kind of in the same boat as me, and if they are more advanced, they're willing to help me. By struggled with something and everything like that. It was really a douse like typical in me being successful. Yeah that is a great story and Other interviews I've been doing this season. We invite the guests on, and we think they have a really interesting transformation. Story is kind of like who I've been really Trying to get on the show this season and every single person that I've interviewed so far and there's been you know. Handful have all. Had this like really awesome Lake County. Component to their story and men like Kinda. Showing how supportive the tech community is in in various ways, and it sounds like you found that you know through this. Through connections through other connections with more experienced people in the field that helped catapult you forward in the they were able to help support you in various ways and maybe help if you're stuck as you said, build your first project and I think that's really cool I. Think it's really good for beginners to hear that because I know when I first started out in probably you, too. I would imagine it can be really intimidating and feel like very overwhelming, and you can feel really alone, and it's like it's almost. I haven't experienced like trying to break into other industries, but in a lot of ways I feel like even though texts seemed really intense in really hard I mean it is, but there's just such kind and helpful people like a friend, totally random side story, but she's not intact. She was trying to break into. The entertainment like film like Moodley TV shows. and. She had to work at an unpaid internship for like a year in really like claw her way up. She actually does really awesome. producing on really awesome documentaries now but. It was like really hard, very competitive very very. Very like you know and I feel like the tech community is so different from that like it's. People are Super Helpful yeah definitely. I've heard that as well. I'm not sure if it's if it's like the demand in this industry that were like trying to get into maybe people, maybe a logical gotten to it, and they kind of see you know all the hard work that. It takes. I, guess that they want to help other people as well or like coming from something like my background and everything like that. They kind of want to help people as well, but yeah, I noticed that as well as a lot of really helpful people, even before I started going through the ups and everything I joined twitter, and that's when I found like just like a free code cannot co Newbie A. PODCAST are their Hashtag in general dislike just to get help and everything like that, and when I when I reached out that way, just random people that were professionals judgment like hey. I think I'll struggling with. Like centering Adib or CSS, something something kind of silly. You know I needed help with it and some random person was like. Hey, Gimme, your hub Repo albeit with that was like. Wow, some random person that realize but more Santander worked at Microsoft or something like that and are willing to help I didn't even know this person but yeah, definitely noticed that about the industry's is a lot of willing people to help you regardless. Of Your background and everything like that. Yeah another guest I. Literally just had on the podcast said that she had so many breakthroughs. A CAITLIN for people listening to the show and in episode Caitlin. She was talking about how she had so many breakthroughs on twitter asking for help in people that she didn't even know. Offering to help her in various capacities, I feel like twitter is such a good. Well, it's funny. Because social media like every platform kind of has its own. Little like corner or whatever it could be really good for certain things and I feel like asking for help. Like in that way. Twitter is awesome because people will jump in people. It's almost like a forum, but it's not, but people are very like. Communicate unlike you know instagram or something, which is mostly about the photos and it's. It's not the same kind of. Environment just different. Anyway, it's it's interesting. Yeah so switching gears a tiny bit I would like to hear about how the new ended up getting your first full-time real position. Yeah absolutely. So it was when our meet up grew so when I met this person a friend. His name is nate a probably. Give him recognition there because east been so huge in my in my career as a friend and generally slow parental today we kind of joined are meet ups and we grew into this big. Meet Up. And it was like three hundred people. We grew to over three hundred people, and then we. He had connections with someone that was really involved in trying to grow the tech scene in the Central Valley of California. Washable, probably think though in California. It's like tech everywhere. Tech is huge, but that's really isolated towards like Silicon Valley Bay area, and when you go to the outskirts where I live, it's like farms and orchards in just really like farmland in. The outskirts of all the techie over the hill and there's all the big central. Silicon Valley everything like that, but out here it's it's completely different. There's still a lot of factories out here and everything like that, so tech isn't the big thing out here, so he was trying to person. He tried to basically bring tech out this way like hey companies. There's a talent out here as well so he was a part of that big that this big movement. That's still going on today so anyways. We ended up getting a space with his help, and he supported he. He got funding for it and we moved our meet up there. And, we were able to go reach out to the computer. Science professors ask some of the community colleges. They are able to come out. We reached out to people that talk computer science in the high schools I reach people on facebook I went out trying to like introduce myself to all these people, so we can grow all his these groups that are people better in software or coating to hey, come to this, Mita because we can all grow with the tech in the valley, so we had this large event whereas kicking off are merging of our beat ups, and we had I think. Over one hundred fifty people like almost two hundred people from professors in computer science to high school teachers in computer science to people, learning and everything like that so I went up there and I was speaking in front of it, and I was basically motivating other people that were in my position like hey. You guys? Should really you know? I was trying to leaning towards free code camp like if you guys want to learn to cope because those people that were like thinking about it, you know not really that much into it, so I kind of wanted to focus on those people because that's where they had the experience of coming from so was like. Hey, you know it's not that hard to get into it. There's some really really great resources that are free. That doesn't cost anything you know. MEET UPS like this a lot of great connections here and people willing to help you. If you're struggling every twenty five solves talking. They're all that and at that. Meet up was a few other. That worked at companies nearby when Consulting Agency the the banks have some of their software people out in the Central Valley as well and a couple of of the people that were there were friends with my friend, nate, a one that have basically helped me out and everything that always connections. He introduced me to one of guys there and he said Hey his company's hiring. I want you. I want to introduce you to Michael and this is after all is kind of getting already getting. Getting experience with building some projects and everything and my friend was like. Yeah, he knows what he's doing now. He he's employable. He's definitely has experience with building front, and back and software and everything so introduced me to a friend of his name of Josh and he worked for a company that basically did consulting for like probations, law enforcement software. They did software for E N NJ Gallo, a lot of big companies, so they're really established there around for like twenty years so I met with him. And then he was like where we're actually looking for someone. More junior developer is like Amir number. We eventually had coffee. Just Kinda. Talk and everything like that and we just hit it off. We kind of our personalities. Kind of you know He. We liked hanging out and everything like that, so that kind of started like a friendship, you know. We talked for about a year and. And you'd help you with stuff like that and I was like. Hey, and he's like our company is kind of in the middle of Lake, you know hiring, but they kinda. Put a freeze on that everything like that, so after about a year when I. When I met him, he finally called me up one day, and the funny story is that I was getting to a point. In in learning how to Code and currently working where I was almost ready to give up, because it felt like I was putting effort and then. I wasn't getting any any reward from like. If I was applying everywhere and I wouldn't get any kind of response to resume. I reached out to people to help with resume all these things. Did I did a lot? Maybe not everything that could have just because I didn't know, but I felt like I was getting any hits on my resume or If I. DID GET A call. It was like you know I didn't know how to do some kind of algorithm that I didn't learn or memorize or whatever it was, so I was getting really discouraged, almost going to be like. Maybe I do need to go to school at unity at degree. Maybe I need to just join a boot camp or or joint something that is going to make me be more appealing to employers so I was looking. and. Just kind of getting really discouraged at that time. But the funny thing is that I got a call for my friend Josh and he goes. Hey, we have this contract coming up. We need to hire a developer and I've been talking to my boss about you and we'd like to bring you on. He's like. Of course we'll interview you and everything like that and he's like. Are you interested in? He's like. Like I'm almost one hundred percent, sure they've we bring you on because you know like I know you and I know your work, and I can help you and everything like that and I was like. Are you kidding me? And when he told me that I was thrilled, I was actually really scared. Same time this is reality is like real software coding. In, part of me was going to say no like I do this. This is too much like the difference between working on side projects that you know like whatever no one's really going to care about versus working on software that people use so I. I got really scared. I even once. My wife and I was like I. Don't know if I can do this like I'm GonNa. Quit my job and I go do this and then I fail. I can't go back to that job. I can't do that, you know. This is a big decision. You know I've been here for nine years or whatever it was. So ultimately, my my wife convinced me and was like you need to do this. People don't get good things unless they take some kind of risk. Regardless, you should try you know. So I call it my friend. I told him I concerns and Josh was like you know you're just trying to scare yourself out of. It Dude so just take it from me. I'm going to be there to help you, so don't worry us to take this. Just, take it you know and I was like. Okay, let's set up the interview and everything like that and goes all right, so set the interview and. They hired me. And that was basically it I started there with no professional experience. It was all because of someone was willing to help me know again back to that. You know this industry is always really helpful people that are willing to take a chance on you and help me help you and everything, and and and of course there's a lot of challenges you know working in in actually writing real software and everything like that, but in the long run it really helped me in was just huge into getting my job, and then after that first job. Of course, my resume after that just everyone always cared to look at it. You know I I didn't have nearly as. Much difficulty looking for next role after that I think it's like once you get your first job regardless of its junior level, or whatever in in this industry it kind of goes downhill OCTA that you actually get considered. You know you'll get your resume looked at. You'll get that first interview and everything like that. Yeah Wow, so. How long did you work there at the first job? And then what what kind? You don't have to get like super detailed, but like what kind of work redoing essentially. There year, so I started off working on a back end actually of in node framework, or on the no runtime. Basically, the contract was migrating some. It's funny because I went from like barely learning it in writing mostly front end to writing some back in code and the PRI, the contract was basically taking some old enterprise services that were written in Java and then rewriting them on no gs lambda, so that that was what I was doing for like the first four months and after that contract and they moved on to another. Another project and it was more full stack. It was job script. It was using angular on the front end no on the back end and some sequel server, but I got the rightful stack of front end back in using Java javascript note and everything like that. It was really fun. 'cause I got to work on two different big projects there and I learned so much. That's where my whole stack experience kind of took off I got I got to learn so much and the people that I worked with worse huge. It was just I can't even express how thankful I am to people that I work with there and I still am friends with them. That helped me explained things a broke things down. And having been able to understand these other languages. Yeah Wow and I know you recently got a laid off due to cove in nineteen. was that from this same employer or was this another job you had gotten after leaving that company? Another story so I was there at that company for about a year, and then towards the end my wife and I found out. We're GONNA. Have Child and so I needed to. That company was great for it was actually a bump in salary than I currently made up. My Company the light, Bulb Company, but it's I still needed to. I needed to progress I needed to move on and grow my career, and financially so I started to look I started. You know I even asked my boss at the time. I was like Hey I have a child, the ways or any chance that I can move up or anything like that, and you give me feedback, and it was like yeah, definitely, in whatever amount of time so I took that and say okay, that's CREPE. should start looking in see by even get my resume considered now that experience so I started to look, and then I got hired at a start up in the bay area and Silicon Valley. And I was there for almost a year way so i. don't want I. Don't want to interrupt you, but was at working remotely or you move there. I actually had hybrid role, so I would go into the office like an hour and a half commute two days a week. And then worked from home the other days, but yeah, it was a there. I got a taste of the whole silicon valley. Feel of how software companies ran, and my skills went up even higher because of that environment, but yeah, so I was there for about a year and It was a startup that wasn't able to get another round of funding, so actually we all. They started laying people off. fortunately they didn't lay the soccer team like right away, but since we found that out, we started to look all the engineers that worked at that company, or like Oh they're not getting. Funding is a good chance. They're gonNA lay people off, so we all started looking and I got hired at the Credit Union and I. was there for about a year? or about a year exactly actually, and due to the pandemic and everything like that they started to kind of restructure, reorganize everything and effected a lot of teams, including my own team and We're a part of that layoffs will. But yeah, it was. It was kind of something that I. Could. Imagine obviously has affected a lot of people everywhere, and it feels like it's just one of those times. That no-one can have planned for, but yeah. I've been a part of that have been affected by that as well. Yes, so justice like for myself in the listeners, so you basically had three different jobs like intech at this point in each for about a year. Give or take, so you essentially now have like three years of like fulltime software engineering experience. And the most recent position that you've got furloughed related offer a Is that a credit union? And what were you doing there so? It's interesting. 'cause you've such like different experience like from like like a consulting firm to a tech startup to credit union like I imagined that the experiences at each one were quite different like the environment of in the way people work in south. Absolutely so. Go working at a credit union, it's a pretty large credit union and the way things are done there as opposed to the other companies that I worked at. Worse it significantly different so look the startup that I worked at. They were pretty large. Start up there actually around for ten years they had employed over three hundred people. The engineering team was fifty engineers people and. They operated like they were a big tech company and everything like that, so but at the same time I had the experience of being able to shift. To project same time like there's times when I was working on a mobile APP and one for one sprint I'd be working on a whole two weeks on a mobile APP, and then I'd be pivoted to work on their web APP, clients. Front end code, and then after that I'd be working on some hardware code completely different working on a proprietary algorithm that needs to be converted in red on a mobile APP. It was different stuff all the time, and it was really exciting, but also really nerve wracking because of the context, switching a lot and learning new languages at the same time. So that was I learned a lot by lot of the fast paced stuff at that start up, and then when I got to the Credit Union. There was a little bit more relaxed because those only one product that I worked on essentially. Korb, inking APP and there I had a team of eight engineers that were dedicated for this core banking APP. I got brought on as a senior engineer there, and then that that role kind of pivoted towards a lead developer. I was on that project for about four months. And then my a boss. Promoted to the lead developer of that team so essentially there was a lot different roles because for one it was one project, and it was a mobile APP. I had experience with mobile APP at the other company, but not to this extent, it was just a huge mobile APP. And the primary, the primary objective being handling with people's money was probably a significant factor to the change of of like a importance of the application that part probably. At a lot to the stress when I worked knowing that you're working on something that deals with people's money and five hundred thousand active members so that was a big learning experience. And I do. I learned a lot of new stuff learned new languages learned how to do a lot of things that you wouldn't typically do web development, but yeah, it was a lot of differences in structure, probably a lot of different departments that you have to work with before you can get approval in changing something like maybe typically and. Change some piece of code that would maybe look slightly different, because it just makes more sense while at the Credit Union. It wasn't that simple. You had to get a lot of approvals and a lot of test. Writing to make sure lingers securer in a rented to different avenues. You know which was different. Yeah, that yeah makes dealing with financial information. You know sensitive data, and all that would be quite different. I imagined so now that your you by the time episode airs, you could already be in a new job, but. Being active in your job search now. What kind of company aiming to work out? What do you want to stay in like? The financial industry are trying to go back to a startup or maybe a consulting firm that you get to work all these different projects. Yeah, what were you? What did you like the most I guess? Let's see. Probably a ideally would wouldn't stay in the financial industry just because. All the little differences in how delayed development can be due to all those hoops. You have to jump through, but probably most fun I had was. Working in consulting agency. Because working so many different things. Different projects everything like that, but a lot of them had their own pros and cons. You know in terms of like. What I would prefer probably something that is more established due to. More stability just because of everything. That's going on right now. I've heard a lot of people have lost their jobs regardless of the industry even in software I would probably prefer stability. If I could choose regardless of the industry but Yeah. It's probably it's probably more geared towards that. You know what I can find that it is more stable and everything like that. I do have a few other avenues in alert. You know companies that I'm going through right now so I am confident that something will end soon. That's probably the good part is that they're still a high demand for software engineers and everything like that, so there's a lot of good a good places that are hiring right now and everything like that. But. They do specific Yeah Yeah Gotcha so I'm. Kind of jumping around here, but I really wanted to ask this question, and it goes back to your glassblowing experience. I was wondering if there was anything from that or your position before a Jumba juice that you. Were able to transfer or in some way to you in your job, your new job as a software developer. Probably the thing that. I don't know if it helped me, but there's a few different things probably so working probably in an environment that required me to have a lot of perseverance, probably aided to my benefit, and in general and just work ethic. It helps me To be able to deal with probably stresses and deadlines Challenges in my current role because I dealt with that a lot on any. Of can can relate to that. Is You know working in a place like that or just any kind of work that requires them to give a little bit extra is required, just laken. Succeed or do well their job. It probably just helps helped with those areas in work ethic to work hard enduro ally and everything like that but also know what I want going forward, and what I don't want in a career or or next role. Also of a big part of that. Working at that company helped me in was. Probably having difficult conversations with my employer I had a lot of those at that company and it prepared me to be able to deal with those difficult situations. A lot better at all night, other roles a and what I mean, my difficult situations, probably dealing with difficult people another one being having a conversation with your superiors about compensation You know asking for what you feel like. You deserve and everything like that I've had a lot of those, and they didn't go so well at that company that I feel really confident and know how to approach those types of people or Whenever those conversations need to happen, you know. It can be difficult for a lot of people, but I think have so much experience with it that it's. It's kind of more fluid and how to do in the right way. It's aided a lot in that in in my career going forward. Yeah that makes sense and like. I, I can only imagine like the stressors you deal with being in an environment with the glassblowing like Super Hot. You said you were sent home from heat exhaustion, the stress like literally the physical danger bringing yourself. It's like working from home as a software engineer or star office in Silicon. Valley is like the stress level would be so much less like the. They compare Cinderella the stressors you're dealing with compared to maybe like the ones at the other place. Yeah, like whole other scar accord whole other thing, right? We are like running at time and there's one last question I want to ask before we wrap this out and it's just if you could share any like final advice to people listening right now. Who are just starting out? Maybe they were where you were like. You know four or five years ago. Whenever whenever you got your start. What advice would you give them? All. Let's see so I. Think for one perseverence when things feel like it's difficult, it may be difficult at first, but the more and more you do it in the more and more you practice. You'll eventually understand it some complicated things that I. That I could not have imagined when I first started of doing I'm able to thoroughly explain. They seem like almost simple. Now I think the more and more you do it. The the more natural feel, and it'll be really simple. Just just keep on doing it and things easier. also in your journey and learning. It's really important to try to reach out to people to make connections go to meet UPS ask questions. Because those are going to be the areas where where you're gonNA find a connection that can help you find that career and ultimately successful in in this career field. But those are probably the two biggest ones is. Now I know it's hard at first, but it gets easier, and it gets fun on the challenges they start to face. Get really exciting, and it's really rewarding. Ultimately you know all hard work will pay off as long as you just keep to it. And it will pay off so yeah, awesome, great advice in a great way to end this interview. Thank you so much again for coming on. Where can people find you online? Yeah absolutely. Probably a mitre twitter, a twitter handle is mit p. j are eight eight. Or my website is just a my name, my first name Michael or implemental. Dial my personal, Mitchell my last name.

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"So tell me a bit more about that application. It's lighting for emergency equipment. Services is that did I get that right. Make the white lights go on fire trucks? That's our primary mission today. Okay make about twenty five percent of the white lights on all new fire trucks in the US fantastic. So who are your? Who's your customer? Who Do you actually sell to kind of everybody? We have to sell the fire departments every fight trump bill in the US is snowflake. They're all different in the department specs. How they want the truck built so we kind of sell to them. We work with them who we actually sell to the fire. Truck manufacturer when the truck's being built so we kind of have to have a relationship with the truck manufacturer the dealer and then the fire department themselves. Got It okay. Did you guys start this business? Did you buy the business? What how did you guys get involved? 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Somebody's thought it was like but nobody had thought of it and you just decided to solve this problem fantastic. The crazy thing was like their companies that have been doing this for a hundred plus years in all of our competitors are very large very old companies and there was no looking at it from a creative modern spin but the decorah working with an led is only been useful on the fire scene for the last ten years. So hundred zero companies had no experience in the tech being used today and we very quickly spun into it and I've developed attacking cameras developed the culture customer relationship. And it's really been a great partnership to the business while I'm inspired. So how long have you been doing this ten years so yes started in two thousand ten okay ten years and then how's business going right now? You mentioned you're scaling up and there. There's a lot of trying to sounds like catch catching a title way with the Tea Cup. A little bit a lot of things going on right now in the world that are causing your business to be one of those that's having to rise to the occasion coming into this year where you guys out in revenue or eight half million so it's not huge company by any means but we're we're about seven employees an eight and a half million in revenue. So it's a little excited. I'm a skinny side of employees by like those ratios. I mean you guys are you guys are really leaned. That's good yeah so we need to. So what's the big challenge for you guys right now? We know we need people. We don't want to make bad highest. We are inexperienced at managing. Because obviously we were with both thirty years old so we haven't run a business before Ohio people so we don't WanNa make bad choices. We want to get really good at hiring really quick. So we're trying to take as much information as quick as possible so that we can hire really well gir- the team and then keep going on this growth mode right. Okay good. Well I've got good news and bad news. The good news is you guys are so healthy. And you're killing it and you have a great niche and your revenue and your ratios of revenue to team. Size you guys are really stable and you have a lot that you need to hang onto. Don't want you guys to lose the growth that you guys have had and a bad hire could really screw things up. So you're absolutely your concern of of hiring the wrong person a very valid one and I see it a lot where businesses your size when the huge opportunity. You're trying to scale up to you. Just start hiring people quickly. Anybody that can fog. Amir you bring them on board and it alleviates the pain and it actually gets you even more lift short-term because all of a sudden you can say yes to new contracts and get more work done but then at six to twelve months you realize. Oh my gosh wheat. We gave away our soul because we brought in people. That really aren't us and now they're creating problems and causing issues that are bigger fires. They use that as a as upon. We're talking about you know they're creating bigger problems than you're going. I wish we could go back to when we had less people into this. A bit slower. So I want us to be moving towards hiring great people as quick as possible but I also know we can't be looking for a microwave here because as soon as we microwave culture and we we compromise in who we hire That that really is something in a year or two years from now we always regret. And what do you have an rhythm relationship? But we have an advisory board that setup. It has really really bright really talented minds that help the help. Kind of guide the business as we're expanding. Some of the minds that are on that board have run. You Know Tim. Plus billion size. Companies huge companies seventy two thousand employees sized companies and as we're trying to balance explosive growth mass market customer experiences in an executive management. The recommendations were here we. Are you know higher higher higher you you will not be able to get fast enough out in front of the market became higher but our market is so much smaller selling to a general market. There's only there's only so many fire departments in the five thousand made every year. So how do you balance that need for rapid expansion and big picture looking versus that need for cultural? You know Appropriateness

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Ligue 1 season cancelled: French government announce no football until September

ESPN FC

03:22 min | 5 months ago

Ligue 1 season cancelled: French government announce no football until September

"Was meeting today talking about when football would resume the government making the announcement as we welcome in Franklin Franklin saying that there will be no football bit behind closed doors or anything until September. This is a big surprise is an ant. It is done. It is and We are shocked about that decision because supposedly the government took the decision on its own. Meaning that Didn't talk to the bottom of the League. Want to the twenty chairman of The League one and took this season where they could have been Do you know what time where you can think about. How the the the virus and all the pandemic goes on and maybe a little bit later in June or end of June the championship in Phoenix. This season the to the decision. It's surprising because now we don't know what's going to happen was going to be champion. Who's going to be qualified for? The Champions League was going to be relegated. Who's going to be promoted those questions? We don't have answers. We have to wait for for the now. The board of the League one to decide whether they're going to stop at the day twenty eight of the day twenty seven because he didn't play against Strasbourg last day or maybe just the the first eighteen games of the season and he didn't come the return games so we don't have all in tears and again. We're very surprised because because it's going to be very hard for some clubs I think about Amir was nineteen now with only three or four points behind Neem and the and could have hoped for a continuation of the championship and be saved. Because you have thirty points in Games in game. So it's it's a hard decision that the government took socially as well because we know the people in France love football and want to see football. But they're not going to see football and soccer before September Frank. A lot of people asked me to ask you what's going to happen with the champion sleep. Espn Leon of course. Still involved the plan from UEFA from what we've discussed and what we understand is that it could be played over that twenty day period in August. If you can have football in France. What's going to happen? It's going to be complicated for for man. A friend of mine took to necessarily Halley party chairman. Who say that. He's going to follow what the government says but he's GonNa fall all sold. What the Earth you f says and meaning that the if the Champions League is held in July August and they have to finish it they're going to finish it. They're going to go abroad to play. Some maybe friendly games to prepare all the game they have to play in the Champions League starting from the quarterfinal because they got qualified against Gort shut moon and they WANNA finish it. It's a big opportunity for percents. I'm going to be a champion of the Champions League this season but if they don't play the regular season of the League one I don't know how it can be fit and competitive in the league

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US retail sales slump 8.7% in March, deepest drop on record

BBC Newshour

00:52 sec | 6 months ago

US retail sales slump 8.7% in March, deepest drop on record

"Retail sales in the United States have suffered their steepest ever monthly decline because of coronavirus with Americans understand home orders and not spending at outside facilities sales figures in March plunged from New York his Amir Hussain the abrupt drop in Americans spending money at restaurants stores and petrol stations has led to a record decline in retail sales eight point seven percent for the month of March by comparison a month earlier retail sales slipped by two point five percent consumer spending accounts for two thirds of the U. S. economy retail sales numbers are one of the most important readings of consumer activity but since mid March many Americans have been at home to stop the spread of the corona virus many economists predict retail sales numbers for the month of April will look much

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"amir" Discussed on The Product Experience

The Product Experience

01:41 min | 6 months ago

"amir" Discussed on The Product Experience

"And together we make The Best of who never see each other. That's exactly what I was thinking. Today's episode is all that working together without actually being in the same room. Which can be pretty tricky. But we have one of the best qualified people to speak on this subject. Amana Sally offended is the CEO and founder of the company behind the hugely successful APPs to do list and twist. Amir was talking to us from his Chilean home whilst navigating his small kids minor interruptions and some pretty tricky Internet service so even the top pro struggled little. Let's hear from Amir lovely rhyming randy great alliteration billy. I know right with so in June. The product experience is part of the mind the product network every week. We talked to the best product people from around the globe about how we improve practice aside from conferences in London someone say Singapore Hamburg a much. Too that's also free product tanks in one and one hundred and eighty five cities. And there's probably were you find out about them on the product dot com where you can also catch up on. Past episodes video from the conferences read great articles and learn about the training that we do a mere. Thank you so for joining us today for anyone who doesn't know you or doesn't do a background of to induce the company. Q just give us a quick background. Sure well first of all happy to be here and we start like this company almost.

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Are you leading a team that has suddenly become remote?

Hacking Your Leadership

04:03 min | 6 months ago

Are you leading a team that has suddenly become remote?

"Welcome to hacking your leadership. I'm Chris and this is talent Tuesday this short weekly segments dedicated to all things talent related for this Tuesday episode. I want to talk about leading a time of uncertainty more than half. The North American workforce was essentially just told to work from home under any other circumstances. This be fantastic. More than seventy five percent of employees already have access to the technology that would allow them to work anywhere they want but barely a third of those people are actually allowed to work remotely on any kind of rhythm. Some employees might successfully convinced her boss. Let them work from home on Fridays or remotely. For a specific event but a very low percentage of employees work in a place where their location while working truly doesn't matter where as long as they finish their projects on time and with quality. The actual number of hours doesn't matter a long time ago. I heard someone say. Necessity is the mother of innovation. It means basically that you really never know what you can accomplish until you have choice but to make it happen. We see it all aspects of life from stories of mothers lifting cars their children after an accident to the engineers working on apollo thirteen trying to lower the power consumption of the craft using only will be available the astronauts themselves. It's true. Human beings really can do amazing things when failure isn't an option so all. I'm sure lots of bosses across the world grumbled at the thought of not being able to see their employees in an office every day. This starring virus and the response to it but from private companies and the government has made that a virtual impossibility and it looks like we still have a long way to go for things recover. I'm really hopeful. This Linda. Being the perfect storm of events that leads to a much. Larger percentage of the workforce being able to work remotely. If you're currently working remotely these next few weeks or an audition there your chance to show. You don't need four walls to get the best work you can do done that. You can resolve to never miss another kid's soccer game or recital spend more time on the beach and still be just as productive if not more. The COMPANIES WITH EMPLOYEES. Successfully do this. We'll find more relaxed remote work policies over the coming months. Now if you're a leader and you're finding yourself leading a remote workforce for the first time these next few days and weeks are absolutely critical for your ability to maintain your team's confidence in you on top of all the productivity you have to summit in order to prove you yourself can work remotely enough to continue the development of your people in a way that keeps them engaged in productive and suddenly have a difficult time doing this even when things are normal. It's very likely that many will feel overwhelmed. And that's likely to lead to reaction they'll regret or cause them to stop engaging with their people because it feels awkward or unnatural to do this over the phone or zoom call. But this is when it's most important. These are the moments when your employees who are looking for answers and a sense of stability will find that in your leadership or instead be met with the leader who seems in over their head as you create schedules for interactions with your employees. Over the coming weeks there are two things you need to bring with you to every phone call or videoconference preparedness and confidence and preparedness increases confidence. Anyway so it's a win win. Prepared means you take the time to create an agenda free interaction one that allows time for your employees to contribute to the conversation but also one that fills the time with meaningful information when leaders and employees work in the same building their dozens of micro interactions between them and steer the ship and maintain a connection in an environment with a lack of those micro interactions. It becomes important for leaders to make notes of all the things they need to convey the next interaction because the next interaction might be the last one for a few days so pick a time map out an agenda and practicing Amir or to another person before you talk to your employees second. You need to have confidence confidence that the way. These interactions are going precisely how you expected them to go. If it gives the opportunity for employees to contribute and they choose not to your movement into the next part of the agenda needs to be purposeful. You've plan and at your job as leader execute it. You'd like Oh your employees to be on board but the train leaving the station. Regardless it's a dance you'll need to insure your employees. Know that you value their contribution and that they can say whatever's on their mind while also making it abundantly clear that their participation is not required for this agenda to move forward having these commands skills and the ability to convey your confidence in your own leadership is often the springboard. We need to set things off on the right foot. Because the productivity jumping employees who have faith in their leadership is measurable. Thanks for listening and have a great day.

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Israel's Response to the Coronavirus

People of the Pod

10:55 min | 6 months ago

Israel's Response to the Coronavirus

"The corona virus threat to most of the world including the US in Israel there are major differences in the approach of the two countries. Could you please share with us? How Israelis handling the current situation? So I think I'll just by spending to people awaiting. I'm sure everybody's probably pretty saturated with the news but just putting perspective where we started off in December of two thousand nineteen at Corona virus outbreak was announced in our province China by the end of December China already decayed a type of epidemic on the thirtieth of January which now seems to me being involved in so much already ages ago but on a video of China that will actually one hundred seventy debts in China at that stage. Of course by now we have other three thousand deaths in China by at that stage. One hundred seventeen Israel is one of the first countries in the world to decide to stop and links with China and all flights is China was suspended so as I said. Israel started a regular on the first countries in the world to cut any links with China. Consider very drastic step. We have a lot of trade links to China but this is considered necessary to stop the spread of the virus to Israel and the mantra quarantine was puts affect for Old People. Returning owners writing systems quite rapidly. Air Pardon team was extended to other countries career Taiwan and Singapore Hong Kong and over the next few weeks We saw Restriction slowly being formed of people returning from different countries including Western Europe when it started become evident that there were cases. Coming out of its Leeann Austria This was very controversial in the beginning. It wasn't well accepted by the public. But as a result we saw very few cases in Israeli the beginning there was one or two cases and devices being very slow to develop in the country at the same time the Health Organization started preparing and this is one of the big issues and one of the strengths because we really are under the law of centralized control of the health system. We basically all got a direct to to prepare. I'll give you examples of how the country has been preparing over the last five weeks already. For example even before there was even one patient in intensive care in any hostile all medical staff were forbidden for travelling overseas so we all had our holidays that conferences and everything cancelled and none of us know. Doctors nurses physiotherapists though on his allowed to travel overseas. We've all been basically restrained to Israel and this is quite. A strange thing happened in a democracy. I don't think this has ever happened in the past in Israel's history and immediately after that All the for example. I'm in a position. Where presponse area of five hundred thousand people? We started having initially weekly meetings with Health Ministry to be brought up to date and start preparing for what was thought to become now. This all sounds strange but we still didn't have any patients In Israel we had three or four comeback from that famous cruise ship. The diamond princess in Japan. But we didn't really have any patients that we seem to be doing a lot of preparations for nothing. And maybe that's an important message to you in Americans start preparing. This is coming and when it comes it's going to be big and so the type of things that we've started preparing us. How are we going to deliver healthcare? Keep going to be stuck in their homes. How are we going to deal with sick? People and much more secure than we're used to dealing with at one stage and all this has been going on for the last few weeks and I can stay navy just in time. Because increasing amount of patients seek is increasing exponentially stabbed by the cross device Every patient every person's device can potentially a averaging fit and other four people. Save you start off the beginning of the week with two people and if a doubles every three days you got four eight sixteen and basically by the end of the month without realizing thinking that you've only got four six patients by the end of the month. You can have ten twenty thousand and the next month you can have one hundred thousand or even more in fact it is the World Health Organization estimates that if we don't do anything to prevent the spread of the disease about fitting into the world will become infected in the although the community health situation. These excellent Since we one of the Best Community L. Services in the world out suggestions of hospital is not as have very few hospital beds per thousand people two point two thousand people in Japan for example. It's over seven bits. Two thousand people so if we get a lot of sick people in hospitals having and people are going to get into trouble includes concrete them. And that's really why we'd be preparing curious rallies famous for its spirit. I would say you have seen a leading researcher in an exciting first of its kind project. Can you please explain to us about the technology developed? How it supporting the current challenge and how the Ministry of Health became also a partner of yours through this project. Wonderful thank you for the questions. I'm one of the founders of company called diagnostic robotics confronted with Professor Shawn in Johnston Amir and we started the company. I tried to bill automated systems up for triaging patients in emergency rooms. In order to reduce the loads inside emergency rooms over time we started working with different hospitals in Israel started collaborations with hospitals in the U asks out with a mostly my Mayo Clinic. And then with time we realized that we can also bring value in star triaging from the community so we started working with the differentials mos here in this row and recently started collaborating with different payers. The United States Last week Israel government decided to start aching digital triaging and spread it on a daily basis for the entitled Police Into Stock Monitoring. Data is to identify patients. Who are starting to develop symptoms of Corona virus by a set of systems that actually calling them or texting them going on a clinical triage additionally. We're getting ready for hospitalization at home. So people at home and hospitalized we WanNa make sure that we can identify deteriorations. All of this information is eventually being delivered as Fred. Flax or different. Hmo's nine one services here. In Israel an poppulation level healthcare would actually providing a map off. Were viruses right now and how actually building a system to predict how Zagat spread? All of this information is going to be very bottled make better decisions understanding around which areas should be in isolation which ones need more attention which once we can actually reduce the isolated in its trump. I would like to ask you. Is this project which sounds to me quite something to make revolution here. Is this project you think. The international community could benefit from it. And if so. In what way so. We're actually reaching out to whatever needs our help. Everybody can use our platform for triaging. Where here feel free to contact us? Directly will be glad to share it A. including the knowledge that we started a gaining. We see the information over time as well also can start learning about the disease together. So who's listening here and needs access in any way please do conduct's so having heard your description and actually this very unique kind of system we have your in Israel. What would you say are the one or two major lessons that the US can learn from Israel's experiencing the current crisis so subtle Remarked that what you that. It's very important to track where the cases are because the most effective thing for preventive screenings is is to isolate people are sick and separate in from from other people and from the contact. So the mapping is crucial. I think the first thing that we can try to experiences that it's important not not threat. It's coming you've gotta believe it's coming and and don't ignore it that just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there and by the time you're aware of being married it might be too late to start preparing start preparing. Doesn't mean you need to stockpile on on on toilet paper. I mean for some reason. This is a big thing network over the will. I don't know what's going on with that. You don't need a supermarket I'm not gonNA collapse. Brought to pair is to make sure this disease which affects especially the elderly. So make sure that your your your parents are built to cope with being maybe a known for a few weeks that have medications that have lines of communication with their primary caregiver their doctor. That's on a personal basis on a countrywide basis. You've got to start preparing medical teams. The the many teams have to realize that they are going to go through quite difficult period. And you need to start thinking about how you'd be protecting your medical teams a physically and mentally. Because they're going to be dealing with a lot of sick people on a government level. You need mobilized local governments. You've got inside what you're going to be doing when you find people wave and keep them a lot of people aren't that sequel other people. I've just got a little bit of color but you don't want them going around spreading the cease to other people so how you can explain and you've got to keep people updated all the time and updating is not essentially you know what's on the the the news broadcast evening they tend to sensationalize things you need to have good public education and it needs to be done now already quick

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Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Camera may eliminate the need for expensive cameras

WBBM Evening News

01:43 min | 7 months ago

Galaxy S20 Ultra review: Camera may eliminate the need for expensive cameras

"The galaxy as funny older camera seems pretty amazing for some it may even eliminate the need for expensive cameras with special lenses so seriously how great are the pictures taken with his phone camera the new galaxy S. twenty ultra their highest and phone from Sam song is coming out the end of next week and seen it has been testing it and it's a breakthrough in that it has this hundred eight megapixel sensor that means that photos can show a lot more detail and then it has a hundred X. zoom digital zoom as well so we've started taking pictures with it we've posted from our reviewer Jessica Delcourt some of these photos so when we posted them without any sort of retouching or editing and they do have an impressive level of detail so there are some where they crack down on you know a flower for example and when it's in its high resolution mode you can really see some beautiful detail in in the flour for example and we tested the zoom camera you know a lot of phones you zoom down they get really kind of pixelated and kind of unclear and it just doesn't look like a really nice photo right it looks like an old sort of TV picture from from thirty years ago and you still have that when you zoom into a hundred X. with this phone but most phones only zoom into about ten X. so when you go to thirty or fifty acts they actually look pretty nice and so that's still a big leap up from today's phones there was seen as editorial director Jason Hiner Amir Rubin CBS

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World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently

All Things Considered

03:01 min | 8 months ago

World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently

"One of Russia's most celebrated spies has died at the age of a hundred and three Russian state media are remembering him as the man who during World War two stop the **** from destroying the Polish city of Krakow but as in here's Lucy income reports from Moscow the story is not clear cut it's part of a furious debate about the past between Russia and Poland on Thursday Russians woke up to the news that one of their greatest spies Alexi but John had died overnight for national Trucial is is as a news anchor reminded Russians up a thon was born in nineteen seventeen the same year as the communist revolution in present day Belarus at the start of World War two he fought against the **** in the Polish army after Poland capitulated he joins Soviet military intelligence we invite you thought about the medics about some for the TV news focused on discounts claim to fame is daring mission to prevent retreating Germans from destroying crack out one of the most beautiful cities in Poland as the Red Army approach crack out but China allegedly blew up a **** ammunition dump saving the city that feat inspired a popular Soviet movie Russian TV ran an interview with by John mark is one hundred third birthday last Monday we should say a suspect he said he hadn't been trying to save crack he just wanted the war to end as soon as possible the war against **** Germany came to an end four months after the Red Army drove the **** out of the city that's about as much of the Russian story Polish historians can agree to they don't believe cracker was saved by Soviet heroes post a story in say the **** didn't plan to destroy it they simply abandon the city before the red army arrived Alexi baton the great Russian hero is unknown in Poland the stories I saw the proposed on the publication suave Amir Dembski as a historian who heads the Polish institute of international affairs he says the story of a gallant Soviet spy sitting crack out is an urban legend that benefits Russian president Vladimir Putin after Mr Putin gained control of the Russian propaganda industry the heroes let's call it national life to become a Russian big name in two thousand seven put invited but town to the Kremlin and awarded him the hero of Russia metal the Kremlin is using the Soviet victory over the **** to instill national pride among Russians and so strengthen the regime mustn't also my laptop with almost a national but it can December you know should be reminded visiting leaders all sacrifices the Soviet Union had made during World War two he included Poland among the country's responsible for starting the war and defended the Soviet union's initial collusion with **** Germany head of ceremonies marking the seventy fifth anniversary of the war's end the Kremlin is celebrating Soviet heroes like Alexi but can after his death the Kremlin said Putin was in mourning for a legendary intelligence

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2 Ohio State football players plead not guilty to rape

WBZ Afternoon News

00:35 sec | 8 months ago

2 Ohio State football players plead not guilty to rape

"To a former Ohio State University football players appear in court on rape charges swearing all of color jail garb former Ohio state quarterback Amir reap appear before a judge in Franklin County Ohio accused of raping a woman at an apartment complex last week that making her take a cell phone video claiming that the sex was consensual okay one sure the appearance council also appearing in court Thursday morning teammate Johnson went to queues of being in the room at the time of the incident his bond was set at seventy five thousand dollars Ohio state cut both players Wednesday after learning of the

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2 Ohio State football players charged with rape

America's Truckin' Network

00:15 sec | 8 months ago

2 Ohio State football players charged with rape

"Arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping to Ohio state football players have been kicked off the team by head coach Brian day Amir repaying Johnson went are accused of holding down and raping a woman earlier this month and also forcing her to say it was consensual in a video during the

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

01:45 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"Athletics. Jackie Hugo you you have a minus okay. I got fourteen seven. You gotta six actually because you minus want to that six fourteen. Have you tackle him out a window and land on him. Jesus Christ You tackle you go you get super low on him and pick him up run towards the window window. You guys both fallouts I actually I could just throw him. I guess I just throw him. I'm GonNa have you making dexterity save to not fall fall run towards as we both die. That's why it's worth it could gain bowl style. Thanks dirty is fifteen you go you can make an oppose dexterity check. If you WanNa pull her what do I do. And what do I need. You need to beat the fifteen you got to beat a fifteen year three zero you go out the window Falling for them for six. Oh you do six damage to him you. How much stealthy down to eight GONNA take? You're going to take a little bit damage as you fall. If it's enough to knock you there you go you take you hit the ground with a crunch and take twelve damage. Just knocked out. You're not outright dead. So you you you spit the GO-TO throw them out the way you fly out of the castle you land with crunch comic crowd.

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

09:19 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"Employs. Some Nice just nineteen because you don't have plus the wisdom. I don't think you guys running the show you go. You look up and you see that in these guard towers they have have these big Ballista 's essentially these giant cross bows and you see that at each of the two towers at the front of the castle there are two thirteen's manning them and see throughout the walkways between the second storey towers. You see kids walking around with like rock slings. What do you see you go? Well it's not good for you guys. It's a series of security biggers. Teenagers Crossbows slings brings the full nine nine nine hundred ninety s no not nineteen th the whole nine yards what I meant the walkway. It looks longer than nine yard. Yeah like I said these are all. Who is this kid? So yeah so you go sees these ballista 's up in the towers and you guys see about a dozen teens between the ones that are up on the walkway and in the towers out front here. Okay then maybe we just split up the two of us go to one tower two of us or the other we hopefully take the towers in the walkway and then can rain down fire upon these ones around the snowmobile. After after so I think the goal. That'd be my goal. I liked that goal. I'll go with you go okay. I'll go being this blind. BUFFOON will go. I lied lied buffoon. Wish me luck I mean your perception. Sorry I get it. He couldn't he couldn't see anything on the towers. You guys have to rely on me better horizon. You stole from the store also wearing shoes. All right let's go so you guys are splitting up to and to to both towers. Yeah so you guys are basically in. They're trying to scale the wall and get up to the towers over to the towers without the teens in the yard seeing us. You'll need to do stealth. Yeah okay so I'll say a hard one and Ugo or going over to the left sneaking through the courtyard trying to have the team's not catch them. Let's have you guys roll yourself checks. I very quiet Ugo in twelve. I got a nine okay. These teens do not have good passive perception. You guys successfully get by the ones ones that are in the courtyard because there is a snowplow going off so yeah he has a super loud super rowdy. Teens I'm GonNa Roll while I'm still going okay. Moonshine goes into symbiotic entity. I look like a mushroom woman. Now got it. I'm going to roll to your luck. Checks ten or higher they are the teams in your tower are paying attention And that means they'll do a perception checked actually look for you instead of just being passive Song role in Freddie. You Jake nine that what is not paying attention. You see one of the ones up by the BALLISTA just keeps talking to the other one yen and she was super high do we rely hanging down stuff is critical. I'm listening very intently. The the other one gets an eighteen so he is diligent shut up. Do we have a job to do. PROTECT RUSS GAK RUSS GAK rules He's going to go ahead and make a perception check to try to see you guys. The lower one. was you hard one. You got a nine. That is a natural five. Does Not hot seat guys get up to the tower. I turn sideways a very thin guys. Go ahead and give me athletics checks to or acrobatics for You go out of my way you go watch this. That's how God dammit. That's a nine nine nine seven okay. He did role a natural one year. Old Natural One okay. You guys both need to roll new stealth health checks. Because you're making noise as you climb up the tower non do at the first you little shit that is ah. That's eleven eighteen. Okay you guys break off a few bricks as you're climbing But the dude food above you guys does not see and he seems to be the only one that is paying attention. You guys begin climbing up the towers. Bevin moonshine going to the other one. You guys go ahead and give me spell checks ex I will tell you right now. These guys have passive perception of Eight. So you gotta be an eight the seven seven. I got an eighteen. All right fucking cannot wild shape into a bird not yet you're going to have to roll initiative so you go. Oh and hard one as you guys are climbing up the towers. You see moonshine and Beth make a break for it and start running for their tower and you see one of the teens sounds looks over and sees them goes. Oh we gotta fuck in company here man you see the snow plow backs up and goes wrong. That's the kid making making that noise. Yeah man fucking boom boom everybody go ahead and roll initiative. You don't have to make the noise number twenty three you seven seventeen eight so hard when you are i. Nobody has seen yet in my up on top of the tower commando climate. You have not made it all the way to the top of the tower. I will say if you would like to use your movement you can get to the top of the tower. I'm going to try to get to the top of the tower and throw one of the kids off. Go ahead and make an athletics check. I'll say fifteen or higher you can make it up there with your movement killing on Christmas. That's eight twenty five. Jesus Yeah you scramble up to the top of the tower two kids up there at this Ballista they are looking forward. They do not see you right now. I'm GONNA can I drop kick them both off the tower. I will say you can make an attack with disadvantage. If you do that fucking Hell Okay role to pick the lower one if you hit their ACL allow it fourteen. They do not have high armor clashing over double drop kick. Fuck Fuck and thank you see these two dwarves fly off the tower and just crash into the snow with a sickening crunch. You go up you to kill teenagers. Whoa not like that fucking animal? I recorded that I have that on record. No not me. Swearing the high alert everywhere. The doors are all freaking out. The one in the snow. Mobile is going to ride at you. Hugh Moonshine Moonshine. I'm GonNa need you to give me a dexterity saving throw okay but if you've got four or is that you have that out in the cold eighteen bitch. Eighteen moonshine This one teen writing this mobile rides at you. Put the shovel down tries to scoop do you roll out of the way they're scooping there are five more down here. Three of them are going to go after you. Moonshine and two of them are go after Beth. One of hits you moonshine for five and then the other two kids go after you Bev. One of them hits for three. There are four up top on like the walkways. The four in the walkway are gonNA run over to the BALLISTA. That hard one is sat and take some swings at him. I one hits second one. Mrs Third One fourth one gets a fifteen hit. It has sixteen right. That is three damage. Hard one then the ones up in the tower are going to shoot a Ballista Down at we'll say Bev because the snow plows going after moonshine. That's at one fucking full-on break the BALLISTA. Uh this looks so expensive shit on me. Mad Fuck you gotta read the manual. That is your turn. Oh cool I'm near the plow right. Yup Can I just run up the plow and try and launch myself into the cockpit to stab the person there. They have three quarters cover so it's going to be a little hard to hit them but they don't have good. Ac Happen to commandeer the snowmobile. We got a clean up. These streets nineteen eighteen to hit one thousand does hit Gordon. Roll your damaged little ten damage you stab into it. You incapacitate. This kid. Snowplough just keeps like rolling as he rolls over on the wheel. I guess going to try and get in there and giving mean acrobatics check. Oh that's going to be a six sweet. I'm you try to scramble into the helm you can't do it all in one turn But you are getting into position for next girl. That is UGO stern you go. You are climbing this tower. Chaos all around you all right. I continue climbing up the tower sweet to make an acrobatics check. Can I.

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

03:07 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"He's so capable. I hate this on the slippery. Little Ugo it'll be eleven plus your stealth which I think think eight nine hundred nineteen so you go disappears into the snow. I for now all that's left. Is this ear of corn groups. Pick it up and drag down with me. I'm absolutely finish within range of the snowmobile and then cast heat. Eat Metal on it so that a little thing has to bail. Okay sweets you. 'cause object glow red hot any creature in physical contact with the object takes two D eight fire. Damage cast a spell until the spell ends. You can use bonus action on each of your subsequent turns to do the damage again. Okay go ahead and roll your data damage. Eleven moonshine finished him. Okay what I would like to do is I would like to like like heat. It in a way that he like accidentally like that he like falls over in a way that angles the snowmobile towards me sweet. Then I can jump on like Knock him out. Throw them over my back now. I'm writing the sense insane. Go ahead and check yes like well. You're able to use a spell five foof mutianyu heat. snowmobile he goes. Oh my ass Bob. He sees all seeing up crashes Super Super Heart into a brick wall sprains himself up a wall and just roll Tom. I'm pretty sure that was just a concussion. I didn't kill him. Oh he is still alive. Shin this is bad Karma. Don't worry I'll come. He'll yeah okay. Winter Glow Right. That is all right. I guess is the one that is the one that you go brained still alive. No even if I touch hands them no okay. Okay I guess I rush over the one on the snowmobile okay. I'll try and he'll okay sweet and then I guess as a I guess that's my action. So yeah I switch hands okay. How much of your you only have like ten now? Oh Gosh level. Three fifteen okay. I'll give them five just to stabilize them. You heal them happening just like kind of hurts. I'm I don't think you're correct at all but I'm sorry about this. Thanks man is she. uh-huh uh-huh that check his fingers. That is the check his fingers he does not have a ring. That is the dwarfs turn that one is going to try to stab you. Beverly with live. Why Oh come on? That is a nineteen. Oh shoot it. Does it now sweets. Maybe you were right. You Go hugo style. Five damage to you Beth. Where is he talking to me gets onto the snowmobile other dwarf runs up tries to stab you with a dagger natural three Mrs POPs onto the back of the snow mobile broken if Iran into brick role.

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

07:02 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"We thought we pop. He was like an adventure like about the hunter or something but he says that he is our agents now manager and I don't know the difference. Yeah so basically started in a rough but an agent helps you know. Set up meetings Jason Stuff and a manager which I also doing okay. One that sort of guides your career going forward very help. You actually have another question one. Just yeah if you are acting as both agent manager. Why are you differentiating the two roles? I see what you're saying. You think there's like a conflict of interest there maybe trust. Trust me I you go and very honest. Yeah okay so I answer all questions truthfully. You've introduce yourself three times very good. Then let's all agree. That was EH. He's been taking a before even earns you sound like I'm sorry. You sound like a huge. You know what clan plan of a great question and it could be any clan by clan and it is a clan is actually the clam clan k. l. a. m the clay the clam clan right. Right right right of the clam clan made you what qualifications job to protect. These DWARF NOT PROTECT NOT PROTECT. And do you or I guess he brokerage deal with you. I guess catch. Are you trying to get cast in like Christmas. The talent he he he's been living I'd noticed. What precisely are you being attacked? Doc Year I you go don't appreciate you're supposed to attack whatever is threatening the town. Have you done that. I'm an agent of chaos at a manager of expectations. They're looking for something that will make them stronger. Better older wiser. I think they'll get older. Naturally that's just time. Tell very well the guys onto something. I'd love to give you one percent of my earnings go. You're what what is all right so what was stolen from us. Yes that was an artifact called. Don't get into too much detail. Then they're going to start like snooping opened around and I don't want them taking my twenty five percent twenty five percent. Well almost their lawyer why to find the thing all right you can tell them because I'm that sure that I will find it before they do but continue on thirty percent. Have you can work together. The ring of good fortune stolen from us. It grants protection door frontier every year at winter. Glow we wish upon the ring to keep our fire hot and their bellies full. We do not have a lot here but since we've had the ring no DWARF INS have starved and the one that's frozen. You see that as she's she's motioning as she speaking it does appear that there's something magical about this fire like her hand is just like hitting the fire and not burning her and you notice as you look around that the windows are all boarded up like this should be a death trap but that the room is not filling up with smoke like this is some kind of magical fire and she continues and she goes the ring of good fortune was given to us by off Gar when the legendary heroes visited a few years ago. He said that no one should ever wear the ring that the ring is for all of us. If we all shared shared it it would strengthen as a collective but if anyone ever took it for themselves it would dress strength from everyone around wants them and give them a terrible power. I go ahead and make a go ahead and make an investigation check in nineteen eighteen. You go does not appear to have the ring on him. You've you've been frisked you go. I can't I can't believe you guys didn't trust me on Hugo talk a lot about money and percentages. I just. I've got a little bit of a nose for that. So we fear that whoever whoever has stolen the ring is currently wearing it and siphoning strength from everyone in frost wind worse. If this person is to have the ring on that midnight and and make a wish we fear that they will make some terrible wish in this will all become permanent. Got It you go. Do you have any leads as of now you go. Yeah can't walk us through what you've already speed file or a wall like yarn. Yes I have a file in a waffle of yarn true. That is correct Iraq. Let me ask you this sure. Do you think you go has actually been investigating this or do you think that he's just been living here for free. In my nine you guys trying to get the percentage up to the point where he can start getting work done okay now. Negotiate fully does not know anything. He's he's hearing about just like leads us the fine details like got it. Let's talk money until now. Its been mostly star paper now that we're now that we're agreeing that I will be helping you get to work okay. Great all right I will be strictly on commission for us. Yeah you guys will split whatever we all find relating money involved in the ring. Yeah because it's pretty priceless to these. Sorry huck endorsed it down. Sorry why didn't you take the time to fucking I. I was GONNA say something. Much worse was eating corn. Everybody go ahead and give me. Perception Zeppelin checks. Everybody Amir's role. Yeah relatively twenty. Is this your roll roll. Roll baby seven seventeen eighteen same eleven. So you guys all hear the sound of an engine revving moonshine and Bev. You guys also here The distant shouts of Rowdy teens. Nasty Lads Am. I going to have to face rust at a level. Three I kind. I don't like this place this graveyard kids again. That's what I'm wondering are not not breast was the kid's name Rhodium phase eroding at a level. Three yeah no not yet but I'm able to ascertain that he doesn't sound like a very good question. I got an important question. Where were you keep the ring and good fortune me? I wasn't keeping it at all. You Go. Why don't you go somewhere else? All right of course.

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

03:52 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"Fires burning inside this time. The windows are completely boarded up. And you can't see inside at all and you see the door at the front is as big iron door and is sealed shut. Do we see anything in the windows. Go ahead and give me a perception Jack. Another nine can be ten You go up and approach the windows and you would need to like pry it open to be able to see inside. I don't have my major hand anymore. I could priority. I WANNA go up and try to pry the window so we can see inside sweet hard-won go ahead and me a strength check. So let's see seven third one. You start really struggling with the board like its male in. They're pretty good You start struggling as you're struggling you hear this little sliding people like this little grill thing. That's on the iron door slide open and you hear voice go what you doing here. We don't have any food. We came for a sombre government mandated. Party ah some door himself come in quick quick come in. I think welded this piece of wood onto the annoy. Just nailed it in my very weak little brother nearly a meter check. Nineteen the twenty moonshine. You've you've rip-off please do not do that. City very dangerous have now put it back. Please thank you put it back. You see your work on that on that Board Very Nice Caccia this teenaged FROST DWARF SWINGS THE DOOR Open. Ushers you guys all end gives you all the big hug quickly closes the door. You see this big gymnasium style. Room Room lined with bunk beds and a big pyre in the middle of the room burning to keep them warm you see dozens of little dwarf ins crowd around you as you enter her DWARF DWARF. You're back you're back to save us. I'm still tall here. What are you what are you need saving from? What's going on I? Are you see Caccia stand in front of the younger kids and goes. Oh it's terrible. We've had something very powerful stolen from us and and it's become a problem for the whole city. I note took so long to get to you. We didn't have time to tell you about it so we had the find someone else to help us. But he hasn't been very much help you see rounding. The corner is a little known Amir. Would you like to describe what your character looks like okay. He's to eleven three tall in heels. Gold Gold Teeth Balding Vaz. Is He wearing heels. He is not. That's the one inch heels is what I'm saying. That's that's the guy you've been. You paid to help you. We said that that we needed help. He was the only one who came. Okay Hi what's your name Sir. Ni- name is Hugo how you go any questions for me so many You've been held now. These dwarf friends. What you've been helping doing? Well we're trying to find something in once. Yes we do. I- Ugo we'll be paid handsomely. I am handsome. I thought everybody else any questions for me in speaking standard five something..

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

01:51 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"To anything for these two orphans so you guys take off in that your slave ship and fly towards the city of Frost Win as you make your way over the ocean you feel the weather changing. There's a bit of a nip in the air. And you see the first snowflake falling from the Sky Crane holiday too. I tried to catch it in this cup. Go ahead and give me a dexterity check. Okay in the nineteen Yeah you catch a snowflake. It's very cold. Can I create food and water so that it starts snowing more and maybe also some gingerbread cookies you start using magic to make gingerbread cookies off from this guy. Baking cookies fall from the sky complete insanity tearing up the rigging yourself from falling down super heartfelt worship starts rotting. The rudder is going. We're going down we'll lived. These cookies are hard as shit. And so eventually you guys. are in a consistent snowfall as you get close to where you know frustrating to be you guys see islands below you of ice as you approach the northern continent. Finally I you can see. The plane are rift in the sky atop mount forge giving the snow below a purple glow. Guess this time of year really really is. Can you eat purple snow eat some purple snow. You think it tastes fine. Think it's fun Do you have a rash. Yes snow or the US okay. Good good have reached wins going away gashed Mirage. Got Gas everyone lined up for chapstick right now. So you guys have.

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"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

If I Were You

01:51 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on If I Were You

"This is a head gum podcast. Welcome to a special a little different not entirely all new episode load of if I were you. That's right. It's very special because it's not even an episode of if I were you. Yeah it's it's the Christmas week. We didn't WanNA take a full. Aw Week off that. We don't WanNA shortchange anybody. We don't want to do dirty late that we thought it would be good little special bonus episode for people that haven't listened. Listen to it yet. Is Me appearing on your dungeons and dragons podcasts. So if you've been thinking about checking out the podcast but you haven't gotten around to yet we're about to make life very easy you don't even have to go into a new feed. It's happening right here in this one. That's right and this is kind of like a spin. What do you call it like a noncanonical? So you don't don't have to listen to all one hundred episodes. This one is sort of a standalone. Yeah this one is. It's got some inside jokes of course but it is not. It's its own own contained little bottle episode right and it's it's almost two hours of me and then it's Jake Murph Emily in Caldwell Playing D. and D. which I had never it under you're improvising in dungeons and dragons for the very first time and as far as I know your fans Nad pot fans loved it. Yes they did like it. Ah You're you're I can't I don't want to say anything for your spoiling but I think everyone everyone should listen because Amir really held up his end of the bargain by appearing on this show and delivering what everybody everybody I think out there hoped all along All right cool so. This is my episode of Nad pod. And if you are just jonesing feeding firm if more if I were you. There's always are patriotic. There's twenty five video episodes of it. borrow five dollars from somebody maybe call it a Christmas gift..

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"amir" Discussed on The Free Agents

The Free Agents

11:30 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on The Free Agents

"Welcome to no dunks for what should be a fun little show today Task Trey Lee. Jd and very happy to be joined in-studio by writer actor and podcast probably best known for his work. As part of the comedy duo Jake and Amir ear but he also co host. The if I were you advice podcast and host hosts the MBA. PODCAST buckets my Lord. What doesn't this hand? Do Samir Blumenfeld. NFL Amir thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. How exciting I feel like? I'm listening to the show but now I have to be on the show. I don't know what to do. I don't know overwhelmed. A little legit fan of no ducks. Yeah well well no dunks but then even before that but yeah. I've been listening for years and years. So it's exciting to be on the show. You appreciate it. I mean my first question I slipped in there. What don't you do? Let don't idea. Yeah what what are the three things you said that I was writer actor and podcast when I was like I guess I could've just went straight up comedian. Yeah I don't do the first two uh-huh writer actor podcasting Yes Comedian in general. Sure yeah so that's what I don't do. Why are you even here in Atlanta China? What's going on shooting? Something in Atlanta had to let you guys know hoping to God you would have me on the show it worked out now. I'm here you guys are staring at me too. Microphone and let's just have fun with like you said this should be fun. If you're right it should be fun. Little show actually also little okay. That's it thanks for coming in love that love that. Thank you guys so much for having me. You've actually already set a no dunks record. I guess yes. You're the first two time guest on the show because you were on who wants some Trivia. That's right that was I wanted to do better on that show. Let's just put it that that way. It wasn't bad I believe you beat Lee. Yeah the questions were tough and I felt like I should have guessed a few more correct bolstering my score yes would have helped. But we're not here to rehash that being said there was kind of weirdly worded worded. I WanNa talk about No it's actually great timing that you are here in Atlanta that we could get you on the show. Because you're Lakers looking all right. We're your Lakers fan. Twenty four they lost to the answers on Tuesday night. Yes I think. That's sort of your fault. Were you even watching the game I. I'm to blame well in I know. You're a diehard Lakers fan. But we're watching the game. No so the the shoot was happening during the game and I was checking the score. Occasionally I saw. Ad Wasn't playing so my expectations stations were low. And then I looked and we were up late in the fourth which looked promising and then it was Brogden time. Yeah I guess so. I didn't quite get fully recapped as to what happened but it seemed seemed like we stop scoring and then they started scoring more and then the game ended and we were down which was so bizarre. Your favorite team losing. It didn't quite make sense. I I mean are you on top of the world right. Now with the Lakers. Obviously Getting Lebron last year and sort of getting it going again but now adding and being one of the best teams in the League. Yes yeah it's definitely unexpected. We didn't think that we'd be I say we because we're good again so I'm on the twenty four and four. That's it doesn't feel real. It doesn't know if I mean I was optimistic. But then you know like new teams always start slow and Lebron always starts slow chemistry and all this stuff so it doesn't quite make make sense that we've one thousand four hundred twenty games to start the year. What how did you become a Lakers fan? I grew up in L. A.. So everyone was a Lakers fan. So yeah I started watching basketball and like the early ninety s so we had like the fun teams that were sort of over achieving van Exel Eddie Jones years. Yes then shacking. Kobe come around thirteen so like this is awesome. This is great. It's nineteen ninety six and then we start winning championships and I'm in high school and like this is awesome. This is great. We had some lean years again. But that's fine. I'm in college. I don't care about basketball winning again. I'm back on the team then Seven years I can't quite put my finger on what happened but now we're back in ten years. We seem to be championship contention. So that's a fun place to be. Do you think this Lakers team right. Now is should be at the top of everyone's You know title. Contenders are ahead of the clippers. Or the head of the box. What do you what do you think I would put him? Third Right now behind the clippers and the bucks really. Yeah because I think we're doing great but we are also like playing so hard and playing every everybody. Lebron hasn't missed a game. He's averaging thirty five minutes. He feels feels like playoff atmosphere every night. which seems difficult to sustain? How many jerseys of you on your wardrobe at home? I have a lot of shirt sees Baya Dia Kobe Jersey. where I'm going to wear that right but I do have like a Jordan farmer? Shirt satellite launcher Caruso shirt. On the way it's like I like wearing the shirts more so than the jury's they've got to be like a shark. Ib who say favorite pretty great Jordan. The Jewish Jordan I went to UCLA to didn't follow him in college. Yeah not just college but he went to high school in the valley. where I'm from? It's like we knew about him even our college alleged was that the one good thing about the Lakers. Being bad for six or seven years. Or that you've got a chance to go to more Lakers Games. They were still like super. I don't don't know what we were doing for the last seven years I look back. I'm like wow was rooting for that team. Why was that like so I was still watching laker games but like West Johnson was our starting for Edano? This felt it felt normal at the time and now I look back on like wow what were we thinking. I can't believe we were like ever like so emotionally invested in a nick young lead Laker team. But we were sometimes. Those crappy teams are the way the more enjoyable teams. I remember the wins because we only had seventeen of them. I want to beat the thunder. Now is fun. That was weird like Nick. Young hit a game winner in San Antonio. We didn't have to win that game right you you brought it up there. It sounds like you're almost worried. I guess a little bit about the workload. Lebron has taken on right now in seventeen. Personally I'm worried I'll let him know but he's a yeah it seems like he i. It's bizarre like if I were him I would. I feel soared as watching these games. Like he looks so beat at the end of it but then like two days later. He's like back. There and layup lines feeling spry. spry again maybe he gets. It's almost like he gets energized from winning more so than resting like he'd rather play and win that makes them feel better long-term than not playing at all but maybe that's just like the air that he puts out there because he wants to show off. How little minutes? He's taking awesome. Yeah I mean he's talked about it a couple of times now about this whole like I'm not doing this load management thing and I have a kid coming to see me might be last time during a Leonard Right. Why would I take a night off? It doesn't make sense to me. I feel fine where you're at a game recently. The walls else game incredible seats. Wow thank you. I listed to me but I didn't pay for no God. No I would never afford Lord it can you. I heard you on the podcast talking about them and we often have conversations about the best seats in the house. Yeah do you think you were sitting in the best seat in the House that undescribed the seat for the okay. So the seat. Was You when you think Bessie in the house. You think courtside usually but we're I was. It was like Fifteen Rosa Dead Center so it felt like where an owner would sit or like the king would sit during like a gladiator where you were just like dead center a little higher elevated. You're like I can see everything like nobody move. I'm like I'm like the the prime location to watch the entire game because when you're sitting courtside it's awesome of only had the pleasure of doing it once be he can't see the other side of the court because you're so close to the action when you're eligible you can see everything right and you're not like behind the basket we're like part of the basket is blocking part of the court so it did feel a little little bit like the best seats in the house without necessarily sitting in the best seats in and sometimes they even put broadcasters up there because of their vantage point that's right it felt like thousand that was the TV angle Yeah you're the camera cameras would have been there and I remember I test. I can't remember if you came with us. But we got bills tickets once or a bunch of us. We're I'M GONNA drive from Toronto Down to the sea the Buffalo Bills Place. Obviously when we were in Toronto and I was like in charge. I guess we're getting the tickets and I found them online of course and it was like front row front row crazy like forty fifty bucks a pop or whatever. I'm like I'm doing this for all this is going to be. The guys are going to be amazing front row tickets. NFL game maybe the worst of all time yeah. You can't see anything because all the guys are always standing on the sideline that's horrible vantage. especially if you're like behind the end zone you're like I. I can't see what's going on one hundred thirty yards away and so they were all mad at first front row. Nice job. HUSKIES and then they're like after the worst Steve. We've ever sat at fifty bucks back but you had good ones there to see. Anthony Davis go for Fifty Fifty Fifty Burger. He called it which I've always heard fifty piece which was like a chicken nugget there now. It's a fifty burger. The twitter search deceive like. Did he just make that up on the spot or has always been fifty burger. What do you I think I think recently caught on and it doesn't make any sense now right fifty piece at least it makes sense? That's something you can order. If you order a fifty burger maybe at white castle like the case. Yeah but a fifty burger. That's not a thing. No yeah it. Sounds like a sponsor thing burgers fifty cent introducing the fifty burger but it is a thing. Yeah Yeah yes so. He had done he where he had set it before. Fifty Burger like a pelicans twitter accounts using that So he's just trying to get away from on the fifty patients trying to create his iron little little market here. Why not have you guys ever heard of forty piece like I? What point does it become? Piece yeah 'cause I ever ever James Harden dropping a sixty piece and but there's not a forty piece right that's too easy to get. I've never heard questioning. Seems like a good amount of pieces. Yeah too many pieces right. You don't want that many pieces anyway. I duNno I does. McDonald's sell a fifty piece. I think yeah but twenty. Twenty points is like nothing no bragging about a twenty minute average but I think they did use to sell like part time only like a fifty piece. He's boxed does that sound familiar to you guys. Wow yeah well. Maybe if you're sitting in the king seats they'll just bring you show. That's Burger King Fifty Burger. Well that's what I'm trying to wrap my head around Windows Really Fifty Burger mean. What does that even is that just a bigger burger is it or is it fifty burgers the sliders version? Yeah I don't know just trying to sell things he's like. I came from New Orleans. I'm in in La time to make some money. Yeah just selling stuff like he had the glow in the dark chips ditty that before. La Or la like a month ago. He was selling a glow in the dark where he was a spokesman for the glow in the dark ruffles bag. So you know when you're it's two o'clock in the morning and you re over you find the bag product but he was marketing it just a good personality..

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"amir" Discussed on Punch Up The Jam

Punch Up The Jam

02:26 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on Punch Up The Jam

"I never wanted anything and I never got it so you wanted nothing and you got it. Yes Very Yogi Berra esque. I just think it's so clever and poignant and I feel like maybe that is what Hook is supposed to be into quite hit. The mark worked for me. So it's like Kinda my fucking throat under the bus. Don't even right joke. You can't have everything. Where would you put it very similar to? That is very funny. I didn't now that I'm writing it down and pretend it's my own. Can I tweet that giving him. No credit quote me because I said it to you. Thank you Amir Blumenfeld affeldt twenty nine. I'm your thank you so much for coming on. Thank you for having me. There was actually a true joy a lot at Basang song which is sort of insulting. But I'm glad that I brought you the joy of Song to listen to and laugh at. No I don't even. I think it's supposed to be laughed at. I hope God I hope improper. I'm so sorry I was very popular the man and I really I love your energy and your about something that I was being real took about so thank you. Yeah where do you want to pull to follow or listen to just keep listening to this show and other shows on the heads. Never what a consummate professional hell. Yeah you want to follow the show at punch the Jam Damn on everything. Great pictures on Instagram. A really good instagram story. Not Really I don't use the script stories on that account. No but I do my personal account. Okay y'all monster meal all these years to Laker. Wow Crossover epic. I'll see you next. Take time to now. Premier puck accepts APPS now from the bridge forward. It's only about the Lakers. Somehow I did make my brother. Text me all of this information. The rookie season moves with Kuzin. We will win and now we got eighty. The Brow is on the team when it comes to camping. MVP MVP obviously it's GonNa be on agent gaming traced titles on the show. There's no one besides himself makes.

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"amir" Discussed on Punch Up The Jam

Punch Up The Jam

02:53 min | 10 months ago

"amir" Discussed on Punch Up The Jam

"Not your toilet. I tell that's what I detail about. Trey Parker mets. I'm like Oh eight no you surely mean the sink now. I'm wondering if you did say Matt Stone. No Matt Parker and stone. Listen may I have probably yes. We're you still wrong. Also yes yeah. Yeah I have to be right sometimes with both fucked up worse case scenario only okay right he will even the playing field each word wrong on account of three. Okay one two three Bono. No no big Joe Ity. Sorry continue listening to the chorus. Yep still awesome awesome continue. I have no notes popper said the whole Chorus Hook brings you back. Yes for some reason on the genius page Hook is with a capital H.. It's gone so interesting I ain't telling you no lie that's right the huck brings you back on that you can rely. That's right. Is this like a really shitty Pied Piper like rumpelstiltskin. What's happening? This feels like a riddle. Does it not it's Clever Self Referential Meta Song about singing clever is a strong word is clever. I if it's meant as a comedy I think it's funny. Okay if it's not meant as comedy you think it's funny you said it. We got it all right. She admitted it funny. Song Awesome Harmonica Solo. Her words not mine. You don't I think it's just funny even if the words weren't meant maybe or maybe not to be funny. That like that doesn't tickle you. It'll a a in a good way. Perhaps tackle sexy tickle okay or sickle eight honestly. This is a really cool moment for me during this podcast because I feel like maybe never very rarely have I been privy to a guest who has just genuinely such a different opinion than me. Yeah it's cool right it it actually has got a cool. I'm not kidding. I agree to me I would. I would hear this and be like come on. We all think this fucking shit and to have somebody be like no. I think there's this great like it's kind of tight. Yeah and I wonder if the majority of your listeners side with me or you I don't know I mean I post on Patriots on beforehand. What we're doing so that they can comment and pretty much? Everyone that commented was like fuck this song. Okay that makes sense. I don't know if that's a product of me. Having carved out a specific corner of the Internet that just mirrors what I do most listeners agree with their host. That's why they listen to the show if they hated what you said they would have stopped listening by now. Oh and the sun was really popular it was and I hope there are a few people out there. Like Amir's right..

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"amir" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions

Messari's Unqualified Opinions

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"amir" Discussed on Messari's Unqualified Opinions

"Speaking with Amir lean down her and C._E._O. Of Helium should be a very exciting conversation. Let's dive right in and they could help you with insight into the Crypto blockchain space check them out at black workgroup. Dot Pyeho and you will not be disappointed all right Everyone welcome back. We've got a lot of excellence. Unqualified opinions live streams coming up with some pretty fantastic guests including today's guess this.

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"amir" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"amir" Discussed on RobinLynne

"Amir bear's paw burned owlry the villa i think in the black hole bruton the boat inland oh days the no correct liam payne the from your phone booth the drunk b two upi good morning in the two two ubuntu and and upi.

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"amir" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"amir" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"Amir bear's paw burned owlry the villa i think in the black hole bruton the boat inland oh days the no correct liam payne the from your phone booth the drunk b two upi good morning in the two two ubuntu and and upi.

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"amir" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

08:13 min | 2 years ago

"amir" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"Amir me yep the and liam wray call laura now beer right he will he not be the one name ubuntu i'll be a reindeer no you and me joe arpaio and and and donald perfect nia long no i am one two two two live king one goodman then two two two hmm the then when right then when yeah shh shh shh two she payne one when king when right when two boom boom dan burden and and two dude with you so but with no good to go she then one two two that threatening they feel little akg good thank you and with the abundant entity and visit other of identity and it didn't he didn't the did that indeed oh man currently the naacp lo would even all of us.

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"amir" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

08:13 min | 2 years ago

"amir" Discussed on RobinLynne

"Amir me yep the and liam wray call laura now beer right he will he not be the one name ubuntu i'll be a reindeer no you and me joe arpaio and and and donald perfect nia long no i am one two two two live king one goodman then two two two hmm the then when right then when yeah shh shh shh two she payne one when king when right when two boom boom dan burden and and two dude with you so but with no good to go she then one two two that threatening they feel little akg good thank you and with the abundant entity and visit other of identity and it didn't he didn't the did that indeed oh man currently the naacp lo would even all of us.

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