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"barbie" Discussed on C.G.Jung Helpdesk
"And how the Barbie Land also changes through the journey of Barbie and Ken is by introducing more complex ways of being, like lying, pretending, making things up. All those things show already a more sophisticated cognitive functioning. Like very small children, they can't do it. But when children grow, they also start to learn lying and pretending and all those things. And they also do it. So there's a general evolvement of that. But in the end they say, okay, maybe things don't have to come back to the same stage as before. But in the end it's the same. They're still completely the same. They can still don't have anything to do in the society. And they also very gladly go into unconscious state again. This is one aspect where I say, okay, there's a disconnect between what is said and the context where it's said. Like the president says, oh, we don't have to go back to the way it was before. But then everything she does cements that and people are just unconscious again. The thing is, in Barbie Land all the problems are societal because there's no nature. So they can be changed all the time without problems, without repercussions, because there's nothing anchored. There's nothing behind it. There's not anything you have to take into consideration. People don't really need each other because there are no problems. It's all pretend. And what people you have in society, the doctors, president, Nobel Prize, laurels, and so on, they have a lot of clothes. There's no sweatshop Barbie. There's no plumber Barbie. It's like everything just exists. They don't have to make anything. But of course if you want to have something from nature you have to really work for that. To bring that all to a conclusion. To see Barbie's journey is really this Pinocchio journey of Pinocchio realizing he does not want to be a doll anymore, but taking the whole movie to learn that. Having this pretty intricate journey of individuation that I found really interesting of this interaction between consciousness and unconscious and all these references between the spiritual and the earthly. All in all I have to say it's amazing that the mother company Mattel went along with it. They even have a part in the movie. I really wonder why they did it because it's good Barbie advertisement, but it could have gone in a completely wrong direction. This movie was in development hell. This is the term for project that don't make it, that are constantly being rewritten, different people are on it. So that they decided on this version. I think they at a certain point gave up and said, okay, do whatever you want. It's going to be okay. But the result is pretty good and it's a very, very unusual movie. And when it's about Barbie, it's so benign, it's such a simple thing, it's a doll. But then you make this very complex story about it, about death and decay and aging. What I see as a reaction with people, how they react to the movie, that they like it or completely dislike it, often without knowing anything about it. When we talk about it in the Jungian sense, it says people in their personal unconscious have this unconscious forces called the complex. For him consciousness consists of associations. And when you have the right associations, you can activate this complex and then the center of the complex is always in motion. And he calls it really like a mousetrap. With the right words, people get triggered to act in a certain way. It's like a little program that takes over and they just are rattling on about a certain topic. And there are a lot of things mentioned in the movie, feminism and patriarchy and so on. Those are loaded terms by now. So people hear this and they immediately have an opinion, they immediately think of something and this clouds the judgment. And brings them to think in certain ways and to evaluate in certain ways. And that's what I meant by this. For different people it's hard to pin down the movie because depending on why you look, you see very different things, the kind of words you react to. But all in all I have to say it's a fun movie and I'm glad that they did it. And to bring it all around to the very beginning of the event, talking about opposites, there's this concept in Hollywood called counter-programming. There are countless movies being made every year and they come out almost every day, new movies, constantly. So you have to really think about, okay, when do I show a movie? And when you want to have a big movie you say, okay, I do it before Christmas or before holidays because then people have time with their family to go to the cinema and to make a lot of money.But you also have to take into account what other movies are being shown. And something very old, a very old trick in Hollywood is to do counter-programming. You make two movies which are very different, almost polar opposites, and show them at the same time so you can grab a bigger market. Because people say, oh, I don't want to see a romantic movie on Valentine's Day or I don't want to see a horror movie on Halloween. So there's always another option and you can go there even out of protest. In this case it's very interesting that it was complementary. You have Oppenheimer and Barbie at the same time and people were completely into it and they saw both movies. Like Oppenheimer is a three-hour, very strangely structured biopic about the inventor of the atom bomb. It's now the third most successful movie of the year. I guess it really got a huge advantage through this marketing with Barbie. But it's no coincidence that people like this Babenheimer. It's the opposites again and people like this to have the contrast. Because the opposites and the contrast, this is how we see and we experience. And that's what we need, this constant change from one pole to the next. And this was my very long talk where I want to thank you for the attention. And I hope that you maybe found some alternative views on your experience that you had. And this would be what I would be very interested in, in your experience and your thoughts. This would conclude the first part.
Fresh update on "barbie" discussed on Jim Bohannon
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"barbie" Discussed on C.G.Jung Helpdesk
"He has also a little arc in the movie in the sense that he can bring his relationship function under control and integrated by burying the hatch with a rivalry with the other ten. So in the beginning it's really this rivalry between these two and up to armed conflict in the end, but they can find commonality and then be friends. So this is his journey coming to terms with that. But yeah, he's a little boy who does not understand anything. How Barbie Land evolves over the movie is also very, very interesting. I mentioned in the beginning how in Barbie Land everything is very spiritual, abstract, a little bit like consciousness, in that sense it's ruthless. And what Jung mentions very often, when people lack this connection to nature and the body and the unconscious, they can be pushed around like a balloon filled with air. There's nothing keeping them really down. They can move here, they can move there. There's nothing anchoring them. The example that they bring in the movie is that of the smallpox that kills countless people in the Americas. The Europeans had a very strong immune system by living so close to certain animals for a very long time in cities. And they brought all those infectious diseases to North America where there were no immunity and no health-supporting systems that could help them survive it. And it was a crazy time. Within 100 years 90% of the people died and with more time even more. And the idea is the same. You have all these infectious things from the real world, the same as an infected Barbie, and also likely Ken, suddenly coming to everyone. And this is why Ken so easily convinced the Barbies to go along with this completely new opposite culture because there's nothing grounding them. They're getting programmed. Before they have been unconscious and afterwards they've been unconscious, but they've been directed into a new direction. And the thing you have to think about when they deprogram the Barbies, all they do is just reprogram them to something else. They're still in this very unconscious state in the sense that they don't have really contact with the real world. They're just being told things again. So it's easy to change their minds because there's nothing behind it. What's interesting also is you have this separation in the society between the regular Barbies and the regular Kens and then you have the outcasts. You have like Alan. There's only one Alan. And he's also on a higher sphere of consciousness as he realizes that something is strange. And this is why he also wants to escape because it says, this is not where I belong. I should be somewhere else. And he does not have the chance. He has to stay. But who helps in the end to reprogram all the Barbies? It's all the outcasts. It's the weird Barbie. It's the ones with weird functions that got off the market. Like the pregnant Barbie, they just put her in a fence so that she can't go anywhere and can't do anything. So they separate all the strange things. But the strange things are in the end what saves Barbie Land because it's the unusual things, the unfitting things, the muddy, dirty, shadowy things that you just want to repress. This is the savior. This is stepping through this shadow and coming into a higher sphere and becoming more integrated. The society tries that, but in the end the society is saved by that. So that's a very interesting thought.
Fresh update on "barbie" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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"barbie" Discussed on C.G.Jung Helpdesk
"They're getting back to Barbie Land, and Ken is already there, and he overturned society and started a kind of a cute bro culture, and he brainwashed all the Barbies. Barbie with the woman from the real world, Gloria, and all the cast-out Barbies that are in Barbie Land had a plan to make the Kents fight against each other to bring back some stability again. They succeed. The dude bro culture gets dismantled, but Barbie realizes that she does not belong in Barbie Land anymore, so she decides to become a real woman and go into the real world. I want to make a disclaimer. As I mentioned in the beginning, I don't see Barbie as a Jungian movie. It's just a great way to show some Jungian concepts, but what is my bridge to bring in Jung? There's a very strong reason for that. The layer that connects all human beings, it's a collective unconscious. We have our individual life, our individual journey, but if we go low enough in the psyche, we have enough that connects us with other people that we have the same experience as they do, even in dreams or in visions or just in life. When we have art, works of art, when they are able to talk to these deep layers, they are able to talk to a huge group of people, up potentially to everybody on planet Earth, today and in the future. This is now the most successful movie of the year, and there's only a handful of movies that earn more money than Barbie. It's popular, so we have to assume it's archetypal. This is why I want to talk about it because the archetypal things show us how our psyche works deep inside, and when we experience something like that, a great piece of art, just as an example, it talks to us on a very deep level, and we're engrossed by it, and we want to spend time with it, and we want to understand it, and if it happens to enough people and they're willing to spend money, then movie studios or song makers or whoever can make a lot of money. My personal view on the movie is it's rather a satire in the sense that there's a huge, huge disconnect between what is said and what is shown. So very often the things that are said don't make sense in the context where they are presented, and that makes it a difficult movie to get a hard grasp on it, but I will get to that later in the end. So to analyze that and to bring this now together, the concept of Jung and Barbie the movie, with the summary, we have to look at Barbie Land, which is this fantasy land where the first act of the movie is taking place, and the most important thing to understand there is that it's not the real world. It's not even comparable. It's sterile in that sense. There is no flowing water. There are no living animals. There is no birth. There's no death. There's no aging. There are not even relationships. The cars don't have motors, and very often they don't even need to drive the cars. They have nothing that really breaks. Nobody gets sick. Nobody gets ill. It's every day the best day, every day, and nobody is really concerned about it. I don't know if you've seen the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray, but he's also reliving the same day every day, and it takes him just a couple of turns that he tries to kill himself all the time because real human beings, they can't do it. They can't stand it to have this constant repetition. It doesn't matter how great it is. When it's always great, it gets unbearable anyways. It's the same as trying to lie down on the most comfortable couch that you can think of or the most comfortable bed. Even after a couple of minutes trying not to move, it becomes agony because human beings have to move. They have to change. Something has to happen, and this has to be kept in mind because all the things that are happening there and people are doing, it's all pain. It's make-pretend. It's a charade. They drive around with trash cans, and I'm pretty sure there's nothing in it because nobody is eating anything. The container with milk or what it is, it's empty. There's no waste. Nobody goes to the toilet. There is really nothing. In that sense, it's incredibly, incredibly sterile, but it's not only that Barbie Land is strange and in a kind of heightened reality. The same is for the real world. The real world also is more like a parody. When they go there and they interact with the people there, they also act very strange. It's just the opposite of Barbie Land. The opposite of something very strange is, again, something strange. They go to the construction site, and immediately it's just one sexist sentence after the other, and no real person will talk like this, especially not in this situation. It's a comedy. It's heightened reality. It's more similar to a Wes Anderson movie, where it's also childlike. The Barbie Land is childlike because it's a fantasy of small children. Thus, as we learned during the movie, it's not only the fantasy of small children, but rather of guys running a company thinking of a place of Barbie Land. The whole board, they're all men, and they think about what this female society could look like. If you checked out the quote for this event, I reference this, where Jung says about the problem with men looking at women and trying to understand the psychology is that they're projecting their own inferior femininity into that, and they see that. That makes it then complicated to find the right interaction. This is why nobody thinks about Ken, because the little girls are not grown enough to think about boys, and the guys, of course, do not care about the boys in that lab. This is why the Kens don't have any homes. This childlike quality shows itself in the people, as they have no filter. They just say what comes to mind. They are very naive. In Barbie Land, it's okay, but in the real world, they would get into trouble because they're thinking, okay, you don't have to pay. You can't help people, whatever. It's outrageous, and that's what's funny. It's a kind of fish-out-of-water story. The things they do are outrageous, and it makes it a common medium. Also, in Barbie Land, they know things, but it's only book knowledge. It's definitions. That's enough because it's make-pretend. People pretend to be a doctor. People pretend to be president, but there's no need for a president or a doctor, so it's enough when you wear the right clothes and talk in that way. This is one of the funniest situations when Barbie is accused of being a fascist, and she just says, people think I'm controlling the railways and the flow of commerce, because that's one definition of fascism, but this is, of course, not meant, and this is completely beside the point. This idea of you have this completely disembodied knowledge that is separated from a strong underthing that's not connected to anything. She maybe knows the textbook definition of fascism, but certainly she doesn't know about Nazi Germany or fascist Italy and the Holocaust and all those things. This is an important point to understand that the Barbies and Cans, they're not really men and women. In their minds, they have these things, but bodily and everything else, there's no need for such separation between men and women because there's not really a problem to solve this. This is not nature. It's completely unnatural. So this is the state of Barbie Land in the beginning of the movie, and this is a place where Barbie grows up and exists. The way how her story starts is by having these thoughts of death, and this is the interesting thing when you want to look at it from a Jungian perspective because when we say she has a female psychology, of course the logos part would be inferior in her, and this would be the things that come through the unconscious, and the logos is associated with words. This means she's having thoughts of death. This is her logos coming up and presenting us something from the unconscious, which is completely strange and foreign to her, but she's so naive that she does not realize it and blurts it out in a party, and everybody around her is mortified by what she said. It's only then that she realizes there's something wrong, and this is when things start to fail for her. All the things we have seen before, one of those perfect days, suddenly she wakes up, has bad breath. The water has the wrong temperature. The milk is old. The toast is burnt. All the things she never had to think about. Suddenly they become problematic. Suddenly she can't live her normal life anymore. She falls from the roof, and this is what makes her concerned. One of the coolest things that I realized is that her feet are flat. The feet are always like this. They're always suspended in the air because of the high heels, but once the unconscious comes up, and like the bodily comes, she gets into contact with the full earth with her feet, and she does not know how to deal with it and how to walk. This reminded me of something that Jung said about patience. He had British soldiers who were stationed in India, and he said, if you go to a completely different culture from yours, it's kind of your psyche trying to protect itself and becoming more stereotypical in the way you are and where you're from, and this is an effort to not touch ground on the foreign soil and not let it infect the person. He noted that very often people, for example, went to Africa and India and were there for a long time, that kind of the psychology of the soil sweeps up in their unconscious and starts influencing them, and people are trying to shut themselves off. So this image that he had of the feet of the soldiers or other people kind of hovering above the ground, this is now what's happening to Barbie. She's full feet on the ground, and it's her body trying to bring her more down to the earth view, out of the abstract, the sterile and dead into the nourishing and also re-euveraging, renovating earth. What does Barbie do? And this is something that happens very, very often in movies. Normally, also in fairy tales, people go to a witch. They don't know what to do, so they don't turn to normal society. They go to the outcasts of society and ask, okay, what's wrong? In this case, it's weird Barbie. And weird Barbie has special knowledge because she got through the wringer of the real world. The real world interacted too much with her, and now she's damaged goods. And this is why the society puts as an outcast outside of the city, and even her house looks weird. And she has superior knowledge above the other Barbies because the other Barbies, they just shun her. They ignore her and talk behind her back, and she has to live alone in her house. But if things are serious and people can't function normally anymore, they go to the witch and ask her for advice. And she tells Barbie that somebody is playing with her and something's wrong with that person. And that's why she's having problems. And this is so cool because Barbie does not know that somebody is playing with her. And it's this idea of psychoanalysis. It's one of the staples of psychoanalysis, that you are not the lord in your own house. There are also other guests, and they push and pull you and influence you. So it's her unconscious acting up, and she realizes, oh, okay, I have to now go into the place and through the dark of the unconscious to find out what is wrong. So it's, of course, an outward journey. I think she goes to another place, but it's really an inward journey to find out more. All she has is the thought of death, and her life is not working anymore. And she wants to find out why. Well, basically, she does not want to find out why. The reason why she's doing this is because she does not want things to change. She only wants to interact to the point where it's gone, and she can ignore it and live the life again and have the best day of her life again and again. Coming back to a primal, ideal state, I mentioned already that she's incredibly childlike and naive with the people around her. She thinks that this girl, Sasha, is playing with her because she has the visions. She's turning inward. She does a little bit of active imagination, trying to find out what she sees in her own unconscious, and she sees that little girl and thinks, okay, this is the person I need to talk to. But, of course, she does it in a completely wrong way because she does not know how to interact with real people. And this puts her completely in a disarray, and she cries. But something very interesting happens when she's in the real world and when she's sitting alone on that bench and trying to think, using her, let's say, inferior functions of the unconscious to come up with a solution. She sees all the different people, and she sees an old lady. And the first time that she's seen an old lady, she sees death and decay and ends coming because in Barbie Land, everything is plastic. Everything is fantastic. Nothing really ends. It's the best day every day. But there she sees people crying, people laughing, things living, changing. And this has an influence on her, and she cries, and she cries for the first time of her life. She explores new, different parts of herself and her experience, and she likes it. And this is a very, very important point. Especially for the end of the movie. How she tries to interact with Sasha is in this very relation-based mode of being. She's friendly with everyone, right? And so she goes there as she's her best friend. But it doesn't work. It's her superior function failing. The ways and the tools that she has are failing, and she doesn't know how to deal with it, so she runs away crying and being upset. If we fast-forward, I'm just talking about her own psychological journey, when they're back in Barbie Land, and she realizes that Barbie Land now has changed in something completely different, completely foreign, and she even lost her house. She doubles down on this idea of, okay, I just want things to end. I don't want any of this. I'm just going to lie down and play dead. I will become unconscious. I don't want to be awake for this. I just want to wait till it's over, and I don't want to be any part of it. And there's this fairy tale of the girl who spins, and she pricks her finger on the spindle, and she falls asleep, and she has to be kissed away by a prince. She's in a castle, and around it, there's all those fawny plants. I forgot the name, but you know what I mean. One interpretation was that her parents, for her 16th birthday, did not invite, evil or something like that. So she did not have experience of the whole psychology there, so she becomes unconscious. And sleeping and death, symbology-wise, are with this unconscious state. So she tries to shut herself out of everything. It's their consciousness blocking off everything and not be any part of it. But what happens later, when Gloria gives her speech about how difficult it is to be a woman in the real world, it's then a reminder of the complexity of the world. Barbie Land is very simple. It's incredibly simple. Basically, you don't have to do anything, right? But in the real world, you have to do everything. And when Barbie sat at the bench and saw the real world and saw the interactions and saw what variety is there, and she liked it, when Gloria explained how it's difficult to be a woman, and Barbie gets help, this is her realizing what her journey is and where she has to go. And this comes out then in the end, where she talks basically to herself, the inventor of Barbie, but also the woman who gave birth to the real Barbara. So like the bodily Barbara and the spiritual Barbara. And she's put into this decision what she wants to do. And this is the first time that she actually wants something before she only does not want something. But then she wants something. And this thing is to become a real woman and get into the real world. So the whole movie is like Pinocchio, but Pinocchio finds only out at the very end of the movie and decides to become a real boy. That makes Barbie a little bit of a tough protagonist because she's not pushing so much the story forward. It's the second half taken over by Gloria and Ken. But her experience is from thoughts of death to, oh, no, this is only death and decay, I have to stop it, to, oh, my God, nothing I do does not work. And realizing, okay, there's more, there's promise, there's not only death and decay, there's also life in there. And basically trying back to getting to an earlier stage of consciousness which is not possible, it's like leaving the Garden of Eden in the Bible. People were cast out and there's no way back. And this is the stages of consciousness. You can't go to a lower way. This is what Jung spent his life on by saying, okay, we have this ancient wisdom of the psyche and mythology and fairy tales and religion and all these things, but it's not available for us anymore. We're too removed. We now have other conscious needs, so it's not there for us. And we have to explore it new. And his idea was that psychology was a way to explore these things again and to bring them back into culture. But you cannot say today, okay, I'm going to go back into Christianity and live it the same way how it was 500,000 or 2,000 years ago. It's just not possible for us. We have to find a different way and move forward. It doesn't mean that it's useless, but it has to be rediscovered in a new way. The old worries, the symbols, the dogmas and so on, they don't work anymore. So we need new ones. And this is the journey that Barbie is taking, and I can't believe that I'm talking like this about a movie about it all. It's being sold to little girls. Parallel to that, you have Ken's journey. And this is also very interesting because you might remember what I said about you have Barbie and her thing coming from the unconscious are the intrusive thoughts. What Ken is is intrusive feelings. It's the Eros function. It's the relation function. But the same way how Barbie can't deal with the thoughts of death, he can't deal with feeling because he gets an obsession with Barbie. And he is completely focused on her, and he only wants to be with her. And she does not understand it. He also does not understand it, but he just wants to be with her all the time. So in a similar situation, there's something inside them that starts bugging them, and they have to find a way how to deal with it. The problem for Ken is at least Barbie found a real person in the real world, like an ambassador, who can explain how the real world works and what it means to be a real woman. Ken does not have that. And this is very interesting because he's in the logos sphere. He's in the world sphere, right? He's in the separation sphere. So he gets into the real world, and what does he do? He walks around alone. He watches people. He watches people in a gym. He sees some advertisement. And the next thing he says, like, I want to learn more, I'm going to a library and get books and read about it. I'm going to read about horses and trucks and all those things. And he's not well enough, worse in the real world to understand what all these things mean. It's all really just words on paper. It's only abstract again. And there's not one male person that he really builds a connection with who can explain to him what is necessary. He would have needed a father to explain what it means to be a man. But rather, he is a naive child, goes out into the real world, sees all the flashy things, the big cars, the fur, the loudness, and just wants to copy it. Like an adolescent boy who does not understand what it really means to be a man. It's because it's all show. It's all charade. He then thinks this is really the thing that he's projecting his insecurities into the outside world, sees those and thinks this is real. And he thinks, oh, all you need to be is to be a man, and suddenly you get everything. But he finds out, oh, no, you read all those stuff. You need to change. You need to get education, certification, training. He says, oh, no, that's way too hard. I don't want to change. That's so difficult. Okay, I will set up a new society somewhere else where I have all these great things that I just saw and that I think are amazing, but I don't have to do really the effort. So rather than confronting his own soul and own being and questioning that, he tries to change the world. In Jungian sense and Jungian concept, that's possession and inflation. So there's certain forces in his unconscious that are taking over and bringing him to force himself onto other people with his views and his ideas. And he's shaping the world. There's this quote of Dostoevsky that fits perfectly, that people rather change the world than confront their own soul. A simple reason why he is amazed by horses is he's never seen real animals. There are no real animals in Barbie land. So the first and only animal that he sees is a horse. And you have to get into the mind of somebody who has never seen any animal and then suddenly sees one. Of course they're amazed. Of course they're completely transfixed about it. And that's why he thinks, okay, they are sharing the same space as human beings, so they have to be as important and as involved as everybody else. But this is, again, his complete misunderstanding about everything of the real world and just bringing selective, very shiny things is engrossed by the aesthetics, but he does not get the meaning and the underlying things. You can't work out how society works by watching people training in a gym. But then you have, again, this heightened reality where they call themselves, you're the man and man, man, man. So that's the funny aspect of the movie.
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"barbie" Discussed on C.G.Jung Helpdesk
"So, when we talk about Jung and his life's work, the main part where everything revolves around is this idea that you have the conscious and the unconscious, and how those two interact with each other. So, how do things come from the unconscious into consciousness, and the other way around? How do things go into the unconscious, and how does consciousness evolve? Because consciousness is basically us, how we are. For him, and what he found in his research and studies, is that consciousness is very often associated with spiritual, air, lofty, also abstract things. So, let's say things high up in the sky, removed a little bit from everything, and the unconscious is very much earthly, down to earth, and this interaction of those, and the symbolization you have in the birds as consciousness, and conscious things, and snakes or reptiles as things of the earth. And this is why you very often have this image of a bird that catches a snake, for example, or wrestles with the snake. You see that very often, like the Hunger Games, there's a new movie coming out, and they have it as a front poster. And they of course did not come up with it, it's this very old symbol, and it's used again and again. And for Jung, it's such a thing that symbolizes how our psyche works, that there's this constant struggle and interaction between consciousness and unconscious. So, the main thing is that the unconscious constantly interferes with consciousness. So, we set up a plan, we want to do something, but something comes from the side and distracts us. So, the idea of the Freudian slip, for example, comes from that. We want to say one thing, but we're saying another thing, because our conscious brings us to do that. We slip, we trip, we think of something inappropriate, just images come up and somebody tells something to us. This is the unconscious interfering with our plans and our consciousness. Consciousness, of course, does not like that. Because the unconscious is messy, it's like the earth, right? It's very messy, it's all entangled, it's not very clear, it's not necessarily structured. It's nature. So, the consciousness tries to repress and remove everything that does not neatly fit into consciousness. So, everything structures us orderly and clean and pushes us down. So, everything that does not fit. For example, when we have an image of ourselves, how we see ourselves, everything that does not fit, we try to mute down and say, okay, this is not so important, that's not really me. It gets pushed into the unconscious, it's removed from the very clean place that we have, into kind of the dark and shadowy place and dirty place where we think where it belongs. And the problem that Jung saw, especially today for the modern world, where consciousness is very strong because we have the institutions and we have school, work, all the things that are there to train our willpower and to expand our consciousness with capabilities, is that people with their minds kind of fly away. They might think that their consciousness, their mind is separated from the body. It's something else, two different things that kind of coexist. But in the end, it's all the same. It's one body, it's also part of one psyche. But for consciousness, it's way easier to just think in conscious terms and to ignore the rest. And this idea of, we have two poles acting against each other. Jung uses very often, he calls that the opposites. And he says the psyche and psychic processes interacting has very often to do with opposites that are hard to combine and hard to bring together. And bringing them together is a difficult task and a lot of work. But he says, when consciousness pushes too far into one direction, it will provoke the unconscious to counteract, to bring back a balance, to remind the person that there's more to them, that they have a complete body and a complete psyche, to bring them into a higher state. Of course, this has to be a conscious decision to do so. It's counterbalance and act, the unconscious does all by itself. But consciousness also has to follow that and not ignore it because then it gets worse and worse. So for these opposites, it's important because for Jung, that's really part of how we perceive the world. He says, we only have dark when there's light and the other way around. We only have high when there's low. When we say something, we also talk about the opposite. The one can't be without the other. One of the basic opposites that he sees, besides consciousness and unconscious, is that of logos and arrows, logos being the function that separates and arrows being the function that binds together. So there are these forces that are constantly interacting because this is what you also do in real life. You separate or you bring together and this is constant. And you can't say, oh, I only separate and then everything is nice because then everything is that. I only combine, then everything gets entangled and there's not really clear, like a completely dirty room. So it's both unnecessary in a balance. And he sees that they're both in the psyche, but based on the gender of a person. It's rather a person feels more at home in logos or more at home in arrows. So every person has the same, it's just in a different ratio, what gets preferred. And he says for men, it's the logos aspect, separating aspect being preferred, where people feel at home, which makes arrows the unconscious side, the kind of difficult side. And for women, it's the other way around. The arrows, the combining function, the relation function is in the main view, while logos is more in the dark. This again means this is like a starting position. It doesn't mean that it has to be like that, but it is how, let's say, the game starts. And bringing this all together and developing a whole person and a whole psyche means to traverse one's own psychology, to go into the dark parts, because only there can be growth. What you know is light lit up, everything is structured, everything is ordered, that there's no room to grow as a person. And one has a whole psyche and it has to be lived. This is what the unconscious pushes. And there's one factor on the unconscious that does that and this is the self. And the self can be understood something like a future you and it puts in all these different tasks and all the different situations to one that forces one to evolve. At least one should decide to also evolve. One can oppose, but then of course it becomes more and more difficult with the unconscious because it will interact more and more and interfere. When we start out an individuation process, this is called this journey through the psyche, people have a low level of consciousness. And this low level of consciousness references to earlier societies. We have this very strong consciousness, it's relatively new for him, just a couple of thousands of years since writing starts. He says that's the beginning of consciousness. Everything before, people are an unconscious standard. He says he could see it in some pre-scientific societies, primitive societies he called them, hunter gatherers. And he noted there that these tribes were very much afraid of everything that could interfere with consciousness because they only had very little instable consciousness. So they had to kind of get rid of everything that might interfere. So everything was strange, unusual, even when people had bad luck, they tried to ostracize them. And he noted that the idea of an individual did not really exist, people existed more in a group. So they were one with other people or group or even things or places. The psychology was not separated from the surroundings. The idea of an I and of being an individual was not there. So this is a path of individuation, become an individual, something that is different from the rest. Not completely separated, but different and aware of that difference. The constant journey and the constant problem of individuation is that what people already know and already can do Jung calls as superior function. It's like you have two hands, but you like one really, really a lot more than the other. And when there's something new to do, you first try it with your strong hand. As people might think, what happens in individuation is exactly that the self pushes people to use the other hand also to develop it because you have two hands and you should be able to do use both in a kind of sophistication. This means people try with all the tools, all the knowledge that they have and they fail because they have to utilize the things they do not yet have. And this interaction can feel like a divine interaction. And it's what he calls a transcendent function by you growing outside of yourself and you're transversing your own being in these situations, everything that you are to become something more. And this is very, very interesting thoughts. And he says there are people that have different states of conscious ability and conscious sets of minds. He says just because we live in modernity does not mean everybody is modern, that everybody has the newest version of consciousness. He says in society you have different spheres. And even back then he said, okay, when I want to meet primitive people, I ride the tram in Zurich. Because you have people in his view that are still living in the Middle Ages or in ancient Greek in those times, just a different way of looking at the world, seeing the world, and a different way how much is integrated of all the functions and capabilities. He also says that like these people who live in the year 3000 already, and he says this can make people pretty lonely because there is no body to reference towards and to interact with on such a level. And the last point I want to bring from Jung's ideas, concepts for exploring this movie, is the idea is when things come from the unconscious, consciousness does not know what to do with them. This is why consciousness is afraid of the unconscious contents because they are scary, they are hard to untangle, they are mixed up, they look dark and muddy, and he calls that archaic. So like really, really simple. It's like a wild dog. It's volatile, it can be aggressive, it's scary, you don't know how to interact. But when you spend time with these contents, the consciousness kind of unpacks them and untangles them from other contents. And to stay with the example of the dog, the dog can become domesticated, and then you can interact with it great, you can rely on it, you can trust it, you can play with it, and you can build a relationship with it. And he says that with all the things that are in the unconscious, that they are able to build a relationship with it, even though it looks very, very hard in the beginning. This progression from archaic to differentiated and sophisticated, this is also part of individuation. But like every part that's in the unconscious goes through this, and it's again and again this pain and very hard development. So I would move to a summary of the movie now, and I wrote it down just to make it very quick, not by anyone who already saw it, but I want to point out some key points that are important. For the discussion. Barbie is basically having a perfect life in Barbie Land, which is a fantasy playland for little girls. Everything is fine until a certain day, she starts having intrusive thoughts about death, and suddenly nothing works for her anymore. She's told that there's something wrong in the real world with the person that is playing with her, and she has now to go there and fix it, and the reason why she does it is because she wants to have everything stay the same in Barbie Land. And along on her journey comes Ken, who is completely engrossed by Barbie and wants to be with her all the time, and it's up to the point of obsession. They come to the real world, but Barbie learns that everything is kind of in a mirror world, everything is mixed, and she doesn't know how to behave. She gets into a problem with the police, and Ken explores the world and gets completely wrong ideas what it means to be a man. The company that makes Barbie, Mattel, gets winds of it, and they fear marketing and PR disaster, so they want to look her up and try to catch her. Barbie finds out the reason for her thoughts. The reasons are that not a little girl is playing with her, but rather a grown woman, and a grown woman has a way more complex psychology than a little girl, and this is why she's now having these complex thoughts.
Fresh update on "barbie" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Drawing the winning numbers were 112, 20, 33 and 66 with a Powerball of 21. Several players did win big three tickets sold in California Florida and New York matched all five white balls to win one million dollar prizes one Michigan player matched all five white balls and double the one million dollar prize to two million by including the prize multiplier feature were pretty quiet this weekend the box office was pretty bleak with the nun too taking the top spot it earned just 8 .4 million dollars in its third weekend in theaters i got this situation need when your i help the extendibles 4 came in second but even Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham couldn't save from it a debut flop that one made just 8 .3 million the franchise's worst opening i am the smartest person i ever met and i can't figure it out so i came to the second Agatha Christie inspired murder mystery a hunting in Venice took place third this weekend followed by the equalizer 3 and Barbie Monica Ricks CBS news we all know we're supposed to get to the airport early but there's a new tool to help make sure you don't miss your flight here at Ronald Reagan National Airport live security wait times are now posted on nation boards at each security checkpoint it breaks down how long you can expect it'll take based on the flow of passengers in each security line but you can also check it out before you leave for airport the online and on the DC airports mobile app maybe that'll help make sure you get out the door a little earlier at Reagan National Airport Neil Ogenstein WTOP Well it seems as if the Washington commanders came down to earth today. Sports at 25 and 55 powered by Maximus moving people and technology forward. Here is Frank Hanrahan. Yeah back down to earth is right for the commanders after two no
"barbie" Discussed on C.G.Jung Helpdesk
"Hi, my name is Markus, and this is a companion podcast for the C.G. Jung Help Desk Meetup Group. I host live events on Zoom every two weeks about the concepts and ideas of the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Every event I give a presentation about Jungian concept, so have fun with this event's topic. So, everyone, I welcome you all. Today I want to do something very special because in the past I purely talked about Jung and Jung's concepts. But the best way to learn something and to understand something is to have examples and to have some reference points what Jung tries to get at. Otherwise, it can be incredibly dry, and it can be really, really dry when you read the books, even though he has a lot of examples. I wanted to do something today by analyzing a movie where I think there are a lot of examples in it that can help to understand some key concepts about Jung. So, this is not saying that Barbie, the movie, is necessarily a Jungian movie that somebody set out to say, okay, I'm trying to put in as much concepts of Jung as possible into there, which would be interesting, but it would surprise me if this is how the movie got created. But I saw the movie, I really liked the movie, I thought it was really, really entertaining, and the more I thought about it, the more concepts of Jung I found that I can use as examples. So, this is not to say this is a Jungian movie and every Jungian has to see this movie, but rather there's a lot of concepts in there. The way how I want to structure is I want to tell a little bit first about the concepts, so everybody who saw the movie already can maybe start already to think, oh, okay, they might get where I'm trying to get it, and then I will make a summary of the movie just for those who have not seen it, maybe, and then I will go directly applying all the things from afar on the movie, and there are some really, really cool things that took me some time to figure out. But I saw the movie twice, just this weekend again, and took a lot of notes.
Fresh update on "barbie" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"The shaming that can take place steve kathan cbs news the nun too unexpectedly takes the top office this weekend sister irene you performed a miracle the church needs the nun too barely beat out expendables 4 with movie audiences this weekend the difference is that the nun 2 has been out for three weeks and expendables 4 is new and was expected to have a bigger opening weekend the nun 2 made 8 .4 million dollars domestically according to studio estimates well expendables 4 earned 8 .3 million dollars a haunting in venice takes the number three spot this week the equalizer 3 is in fourth and barbie is in fifth emerges are let sports at 25 and 55 powered by maximus moving people and innovation forward and here's frank hanrahan i had no idea there was a nun 1 i know it's it's it's all a mystery to me frank a mystery is
A highlight from 019 - Movie Analysis: Barbie
"Hi, my name is Markus, and this is a companion podcast for the C .G. Jung Help Desk Meetup Group. I host live events on Zoom every two weeks about the concepts and ideas of the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. Every event I give a presentation about Jungian concept, so have fun with this event's topic. So, everyone, I welcome you all. Today I want to do something very special because in the past I purely talked about Jung and Jung's concepts. But the best way to learn something and to understand something is to have examples and to have some reference points what Jung tries to get at. Otherwise, it can be incredibly dry, and it can be really, really dry when you read the books, even though he has a lot of examples. I wanted to do something today by analyzing a movie where I think there are a lot of examples in it that can help to understand some key concepts about Jung. So, this is not saying that Barbie, the movie, is necessarily a Jungian movie that somebody set out to say, okay, I'm trying to put in as much concepts of Jung as possible into there, which would be interesting, but it would surprise me if this is how the movie got created. But I saw the movie, I really liked the movie, I thought it was really, really entertaining, and the more I thought about it, the more concepts of Jung I found that I can use as examples. So, this is not to say this is a Jungian movie and every Jungian has to see this movie, but rather there's a lot of concepts in there. The way how I want to structure is I want to tell a little bit first about the concepts, so everybody who saw the movie already can maybe start already to think, oh, okay, they might get where I'm trying to get it, and then I will make a summary of the movie just for those who have not seen it, maybe, and then I will go directly applying all the things from afar on the movie, and there are some really, really cool things that took me some time to figure out. But I saw the movie twice, just this weekend again, and took a lot of notes.
A highlight from SEC Punts ETF Applications Till October
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, September 1st, and today we are catching up on crypto, on macro, on all the things. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, the end of the summer, the beginning of the fall is here. We are kicking off the best season of the year with tons of catch up across both macro and crypto. And we're going to start with a follow up on what is obviously the biggest story and theme of the week, which is Grayscale's defeat of the SEC in their lawsuit and the implications for Spot Bitcoin ETF approval. Now, somehow, apparently some people thought that just because they lost in court, the SEC was likely to turn right around and approve an ETF. That of course was not the case, and the SEC have in fact deferred their decisions on approving Spot Bitcoin ETFs until at least October. On Thursday, the agency filed to defer decision making across all seven ETF applications that were filed in June, including applications from BlackRock, VanEck, and Bitwise. Now, even though they didn't make the decision now, that Tuesday publication of the court order delivering victory to Grayscale was widely viewed as moving the needle on the likelihood of an ETF approval. In the wake of the decision, Bloomberg analysts had bumped up their odds of an ETF approval by the end of this year to 75%. Still, they cautioned that their expectation was, of course, that the SEC would defer decision making this week. Markets reacted pretty dramatically to the Grayscale order on Tuesday, with Bitcoin pumping more than 7 .5 % on the news. That move has now been completely retraced on the delays, with Bitcoin back trading at around 26 ,000. One small subpart of this story that some have been interested in is that the dumping began around 11 .40am on the East Coast, but the SEC's first decision wasn't released until 3 .20 in the afternoon. Coincidental, or did someone have advance information? That seems like a great thing to speculate about on Twitter. The next decision point for the SEC will be on the week of October 16th, when all seven ETFs have another chance to be approved or delayed. Remember that the SEC is able to delay each application up to three times before making a final decision. If the SEC drags this out to its conclusion, they will have a total of 240 days to make their call, bringing us to mid -March next year for this cohort of ETF applications. Now, in practical terms, we're likely to have a better idea about how this will all play out by January 10th. That's the final date for the SEC to either approve or deny the ARK and 21 shares application, which was filed two months earlier than the others. The pattern is certainly for the SEC to delay. During the Grayscale application to convert GBTC into an ETF, the SEC took each opportunity it had to delay their decision making. Still, analysts appear convinced that the Grayscale decision leaves little wiggle room for the SEC to deny the current crop of ETFs. Three appellate judges found that the SEC had indeed acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in denying Grayscale. They pointed out the hypocrisy of approving futures -based ETFs while denying spot -based claiming that the two markets had a 99 .9 % correlation. The judges further said that the existing surveillance sharing agreements with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, which operates the Bitcoin futures market, quote, are identical and should have the same likelihood of detecting fraudulent or manipulative conduct in the market for Bitcoin and Bitcoin futures. And so now, although the SEC has been ordered to reconsider Grayscale's application, the timeline for that happening is still extremely unclear. Indeed, in an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Grayscale CEO Michael Sonnenshine said he didn't even know exactly how this process would work. Grayscale isn't even clear on whether it needs to submit a new application. Now after this ruling, the SEC has the next 45 days to appeal the order. And after that time, the court can provide more detail on how Grayscale's application should be dealt with. When it comes to markets, they are showing an increased conviction that GBTC will successfully convert into an ETF. On Tuesday, the GBTC discount closed to 17%, which is the slimmest margin since late 2021. Since then, the gap has widened by a few percentage points, but it's still a long way from the deepest discount of over 48%, which occurred in December of last year. Moving on to catch up on the latest FUD from Binance, yet another senior executive has resigned. Leon Fung, Binance's Asia -Pacific head, has parted ways with the exchange. Fung's resignation was initially leaked to Bloomberg before being publicly disclosed, and a Binance spokesperson declined to elaborate on his departure other than confirming the resignation. Fung had been responsible for Binance's recent push to expand into Asian markets, including Thailand, Japan, and South Korea. But since he maintains no active social media presence, it's unclear when he joined and left the exchange. Now, one thing we haven't mentioned recently as we've talked about Binance's various issues is that they have actually seen a fairly significant decline in market share over the past six months. In February, Binance enjoyed 63 % market share and spot crypto trading volume, but by August that number had slipped to 45%, with the shift mainly being captured by Huobi and Poloniex. Over in the world of BUSD, its days are numbered, with Binance winding down the white -label stablecoin. In a statement released on Thursday, Binance confirmed that support for the token would end in February of next year. BUSD was of course kneecapped by New York regulators at the beginning of this year, when Paxos was ordered to cease and desist, minting the stablecoin. Until now, Binance had not officially commented on the future of BUSD, which was still available on the centralized exchange and Binance Smart Chain. The decision to end support for BUSD in February is in line with Paxos' commitment to end redemptions at that time. In a statement, Binance encouraged users to convert their BUSD into other stablecoins ahead of the sunset date. The exchange promoted conversion to FDUSD at no cost and at a one -to -one peg. FDUSD is a new stablecoin issued by Hong Kong -based trust company First Digital that was launched in June and is featured in other Binance promotions since then. Staying on the theme of markets, Bitfinex launched a perpetual futures contract for Binance's BNB token on Thursday as well. And over the first day of trading, BNB fell by more than 4%. Investor Travis Kling tweeted, BNB has been trading for nearly six years and Paolo and the gang at Bitfinex waited until today to launch a perp on it. Cryptoskeptic CryptoHippo says, Tether is getting ready to obliterate CZ, an unbacked infinite money printing machine versus the biggest wash trading volume crypto exchange in the world. I'm going to put my money on Tether winning this fight. Expect sudden price drops on the Bitfinex BNB perp. Now the biggest mystery of this week was a sealed filing that showed up on the court docket of the SEC's lawsuit against Binance late on Monday night. We have, it should be clear, no information about the contents of the filing. Speculation on Tuesday covered a wide range of theories. Some thought the filing could simply be related to a dull procedural issue regarding discovery. Others thought the filing might involve sensitive material gathered by a criminal investigation conducted by the DOJ. Andrew at AP Abacus says, Update, sources state that the sealed Binance motions this week are riddled with heavy, heavy claims. One source said, Given the natures of the issues here, surprised that we, the SEC, are taking this on, should be in the hands of the DOJ at this point. Andrew adds that he was instructed to go back and look at Bizlato claims and indictments and then add scale. Bizlato was, of course, a tiny unknown exchange that engaged in money laundering for Russia dark web markets. Some evidence revealed ties between Bizlato and Binance. When the indictment was unsealed, the DOJ treated Bizlato as their crowning achievement with a flashy preannounced press conference. This caused, of course, widespread confusion within the crypto community, who basically, without exception, had never heard of the obscure exchange. Now, also on Thursday, the old lawsuit between the New York Department of Financial Services and Tether and Bitfinex also saw some action. This is the case which was brought by the regulator in April 2019, with allegations that Bitfinex had manipulated Bitcoin markets and Tether's reserves were lacking. The matter was settled in February 2021, with Tether agreeing to publish quarterly reserve attestations over the following two years. The court retained jurisdiction in case the matter needed to be reopened at a later date. This week, the regulator filed a heavily redacted motion with sealed evidence attached. Because the filing is secret, we only have a vague idea of what it relates to. Unredacted parts of the motion appear to relate to accounting irregularities and deficiencies, as well as a lack of clarity around loans between the two firms. The regulator has requested that Bitfinex prepare an unknown witness for testimony. Knapp -Jenner tweets, Now, of course, Sam's involvement as a potential witness against Tether, against Binance, are likely going to be part of the rumors surrounding all of these issues, right up until the moment it's either proven true or proven not true. Still, with that, let's shift over for a moment to the macro side of the house. Tuesday's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed cracks beginning to open up in what has been a surprisingly robust labor market. Nick Timaros, the chief economics correspondent at the Wall Street Journal, wrote, This is a JOLTS report the Fed will be pleased to see. Basically, this July, JOLTS report indicated that job openings across the US had decreased to 8 .8 million from 9 .17 million in June. This marks the sixth month of declines in open positions over the past seven months and the lowest level since March of 2021. Compounding the story of a softening labor market, June's job openings number was massively revised. When first reported, the data showed almost 9 .6 million open rolls across the labor market. That means the Fed is now looking at data that shows around 800 ,000 fewer job openings than the data available last month. Importantly, job openings has been frequently referenced as Fed Chair Jerome Powell's favorite metric for gauging the tightness of the labor market. The collapse in job openings over this year and accelerating into the summer should give the Fed some confidence that their policies are beginning to bring supply and demand for workers back into alignment. There are now just 1 .5 job openings for every unemployed worker. That ratio peaked above two during May of last year. This means that by this metric, the labor market is now at its weakest point in almost two years. Now this morning, we also got the non -farm payrolls report for August, and Bloomberg summed it up with an article titled US Jobs Report Signals Smooth Downshift in Labor Market. TLDR, employers in August added 187 ,000 jobs, slightly higher than the 170 ,000 anticipated. In addition to that, hundreds of thousands more joined the labor force, with a growing number unable to find work right away. As Bloomberg puts it, quote, combined with wage growth running at the slowest pace since early last year, the data illustrate why Americans are a little less upbeat about the job market. While hiring and incomes are still firm enough to bolster consumer spending, job openings have retreated and layoffs are picking up. This Bloomberg says gives the Fed room to pause interest rates later this month while keeping their options open for another rate hike before the end of the year. And that's basically what traders are anticipating, at least when it comes to September. Over in GDP land, US GDP for Q2 was revised on Wednesday down to a fairly middling 2 .1%. The second GDP estimate report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis trimmed the forecast down from 2 .4 % in the advanced estimate. Both household spending and gross domestic income rose for the quarter, with GDI reversing a negative trend over the previous two quarters. This metric typically tracks GDP closely, but a pretty significant gap has opened up over the past three quarters. Now, while the GDP number isn't stellar, it's also far from the recessionary conditions that were forecast for this year in late 2022. An almost consensus opinion among economics had the US hurtling towards a recession in the latter half of this year. So far, there are few signs that a recession will actually materialize. One of the most telling data points that indicates the US may be on track to avoid a recession has been the Atlanta Fed's GDP Now forecast. The estimate has Q3 GDP coming in at a blisteringly hot 5 .6 % currently, which is far above the blue chip consensus forecast, which was last reported at 1 .7 % in early August. Now, pretty interestingly, some economists believe that blockbuster entertainment consumption has provided a significant boost to Q3 GDP. Bloomberg economists wrote in a note this week that the combination of tours from Taylor Swift and Beyonce, as well as the dual hit movies Barbie and Oppenheimer, are believed to have added 8 .5 billion to GDP this quarter. Still, the note recognized that the economic strength driven by these cultural phenomenon is short -lived. The note said, A large chunk of the strength comes from temporary factors. These factors create a mirage of resilient consumption when in fact it's running out of steam. So, overall, it feels like the data are showing a leveling off across the board. Nothing is great, but nothing is also dramatically bad. The big question is whether this is moderation into a soft landing or something more of an inflection point. From the Fed's perspective, it certainly doesn't suggest anything alarming that would justify another September hike, but also nothing that would knock them out of the pause stance into actually considering cuts. The bigger questions are what happens in Q4, as things like student loans restart, employer retention credit might get repealed, and of course, Taylor Swift leaves the country. Just some of the things to watch as we move into this fall season, but for now, I am going to send you off into Labor Day weekend, full of brightness, optimism, and all the possibility that September brings.
Monitor Show 15:00 08-27-2023 15:00
"The fact it has on climate change with the CEO of publicly traded republic services. We're really talking trash. That was a good interview. And later we'll get into why containing big tech means defending our civil rights and democracy in the process. Plus we'll actually lighten the mood for you all. Revisit the ultra exclusive annual event for any gear head. We're talking Monterey car week. This is Bloomberg Business Week. I'm Carol Masser. And I'm Tim Stanovec. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. This is a Bloomberg Money Minute. As every parent knows, the back to school shopping season is well underway and retailers are selling essentials that may do well. According to Dana Telsey, founder, CEO and chief research officer at Telsey Advisory Group. It's all about essentials. If you have essentials, that's what's selling. And Telsey also says when it comes to apparel, if you haven't noticed already, expect to see a lot of people shopping at the discounters off prices where the action is for apparel, especially, she says, with those student loan repayments resuming in October for millions of students and parents. I think when you think about the headwinds of rising interest rates, you have student loans that are coming up. There's less to go round. And Telsey also says there's another thing people are willing to spend on costumes or clothes to wear to films like the Barbie movie or things like those sparkling shorts and other clothes to wear to Taylor Swift concerts. And the National Retail Federation is forecasting overall spending for back to school will hit a new record high this year. Denise Pellegrini, Bloomberg Radio. What are you doing with your phone? Taking pictures? No. I'm asking questions. Like what? Hey, Bobo, do flowers have best friends? I'm sorry. I'm afraid I don't know that. Hey, follow me. I want to show you.
A highlight from Jack Posobiec
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. Ladies and gentlemen, we ask you now to count down from ten, silently if you don't mind. And when you get to one, you'll hear one of the greatest voices on this or any other planet. Three, two, one, Eric Metaxas! Hey there folks, welcome to the program. My name's Eric Metaxas. I'll be the host of The Eric Metaxas Show today. And it's really basically miraculous that they were able to find a guy named Eric Metaxas, which is my real name, to host The Eric Metaxas Show. I mean, what are the odds of that? It's just hard to figure mathematically. I have with me, my producer, Chris Himes, although when I say with me, Chris Himes, you're with me, but you're not with me. You're in a car, like in the Smoky Mountains of, is it Virginia, someplace? Yeah, I'm in the Smoky Mountains. I'm outside of a budget inn and something called the Pink Cadillac Diner. So you got this thing called a family and you travel around with them and you kind of got stuck down there. So you're not with me in the studio today, but you're just as real in some ways as you are when you're here. I just want you to know that you seem real. You seem very real to me. Well, every day for me is like Noah's Ark. You know, I'm in a vehicle with a lot of children and animals and there's a lot of yelling. There's a lot of yelling. Right. Send out a dove and maybe it's time to land. Well, let me, okay, three things that I want to mention. Four, perhaps. Number one, today in hour one, if we get them, we have our friend Jack Posabeek. That's his real name, Jack Posabeek. I've been on his show. He's been on my show. He's an amazing political voice. Very, very bright man of faith. Very excited to talk to him about the election, what's coming up and he's just fun to talk to. Period. In hour two today, we have our friend Mike Wilkerson, who's similar but different, talking to him about a wide variety of things, including, I'm going to see if I can get him to talk about the demonic origins of the Barbie doll. You think I'm kidding? Not kidding. Really sick. Mentioned it last night. I was with him and I think we're going to get to that. If we don't get that today, we'll get to it in our second interview because we've got some time. But a lot of stuff coming up. I also want to mention tomorrow, we will have Pastor Mike Thompson. Some of you know him. He's been on this program many times. He wrote a book called Third Heaven Authority. I had the privilege of writing the foreword to his book, Third Heaven Authority. He and Dutch Sheets are the two men that I will credit as being profound encouragements to me. About the United States of America and the world. These are sober minded men of God who I really cannot praise enough just because they've earned their stripes over the decades and they have a lot of credibility where I'm concerned. So tomorrow, we're talking to Pastor Mike Thompson. He does a weekly live stream from his church in Nevada. Last week, not two days ago, but the week before that, he gave a warning about things that are coming. When he says something like that, I take it seriously. Dutch Sheets also utterly separately delivered a similar warning. And I thought, we need to talk about this. So tomorrow, we've got Mike Thompson on the program. I want to do a couple of things before we go to our first guest, Jack Posobiec. And don't even try to spell it. There's no real spelling. But I want to mention two things. First of all, people write to us. And I am really blessed by some of these emails that we get. Sometimes you send it to ericmataxis .com. Some people go to mataxistalk .com. I want to read one of those in just a moment. But before I read this very, very sweet email from a grounds maintenance worker, okay, his name is Buzz. I'm not going to give you his last name. But it really touched my heart. I said, I have to read it. But before I do that, I want to remind you that we are doing a fundraiser with Food for the Poor. Now, everywhere we turn, there's disaster, right? I think most of us know that President Biden or the people who are manipulating his puppet strings are trying and succeeding in destroying the United States of America. Now, they can only do that if we help them, if we let them. And I talk wherever I go about how we all have a job to do. It's not up to us to sit back and be watch things destroyed. We all have a job to do. One of the things that we need to do is to step up and help those who can't help themselves. And this is separate but related. We do a campaign with Food for the Poor every year. They help people who are struggling in countries that have no government assistance to help them if there's some kind of disaster. And no, I'm not talking about Hawaii. I'm talking about other parts of the world. We really need your help. When we do a fundraiser with Food for the Poor, if you don't step up, these people don't get the help. Food for the Poor needs people on this program to be generous. So I want to ask you today to go to metaxastalk .com. Most of you give through metaxastalk .com. Give what you can. I know some of you can give $100. Some of you can give less. Some of you can give more. But we need everybody to participate, which is one of the reasons why I say if you can't go to metaxastalk .com, on your phone, just text the word Eric, my first name, to 91999. If you text Eric to 91999, something will pop up and you can give that way. I want to reiterate, we need your help because people in these countries are suffering. And when the hurricanes hit, because as you know, we're approaching that season right now, they get devastated. And so Food for the Poor wants to be prepared before they are totally devastated. Food for the Poor wants to be ready. We need you to step up. So I'm going to keep reminding you over and over and over again, some of you prefer to call. It's 844 -863 -hope, 844 -863 -hope. But we need those of you who enjoy this program to step up and to help because we need your help. There's no other way to put it. So before we get to my first guest, Jack Posobiec, I got to read this letter that I got. And this was really, you know, sometimes I just can't believe what I'm reading. Somebody named Buzz writes, hello Mr. Metaxas. I'm excited to attend the October 25th banquet at which I'm told you'll be the keynote speaker. You see, I'm just a grounds maintenance worker and I do the maintenance at the West Augusta Care Pregnancy Center. This past year there was a need for some major repairs at the facility and I saw God answer prayers to get the work done in an astonishing way. That was in September of last year. I certainly have a story to tell. It excited me so much that I went to my pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Augusta to talk about it. There's some miraculous stuff. And First Presbyterian Church did become more involved in supporting the work of the pregnancy care center. God bless this man, Buzz Toole. Amazing.
Monitor Show 15:00 08-16-2023 15:00
"Hackett for the secretary, pink tie, maybe his next trip will be to barbie world, that would be fantastic, with apologies for the earworm, I just had to play around for one minute with my friend Kaylee and of course the secretary of state, I'll meet you on balance of power a little bit later on, you've got more on the minutes ahead, it's funny to talk about, still gonna be humming this, we'll see you then, Bloomberg business week starts right now, broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg business app, this is Bloomberg radio, this is Bloomberg business week, insight from the reporters and editors who bring you America's most trusted business magazine plus global business finance and tech news as it happens, Bloomberg business week with Caro Masser and Tim Stenebeck on Bloomberg radio. Geez, that Matt Miller, like, you know, throwing, just walking in our studio, taking over, you know, he was just talking with us guys about a story that's coming up a little bit later on. He's got a lot of thoughts and maybe we'll have him call in. I said he really like, studied really well when he had this guest on air. He did. Yeah. Yeah. He was really the journalist. We got her on the show later. We're gonna talk specifically about the high potency pop market worth billions that's drawing regulatory scrutiny. That's the most important story on Matt Miller's mind. Good afternoon, everybody. It is Wednesday. It's not Elon's world that we're all living in and paying rent. It's Matt Miller's world that we're all paying rent. This is Bloomberg business week live in our interactive broker studio on YouTube and Bloomberg originals, Carole Masser along with Tim Stenebeck. And it is Wednesday. But where is everybody? Low volume. We had Fed minutes. We've got lots of news out of China. It continues to come out. We're going to cover that. That really is a focus for us. Yeah. We're going to have several voices on China, including the team over at the China beige book. They've created their own private.
A highlight from Lady Bird (2017) W/ Alyson Shelton & Ria Carrogan
"Lady Bird, Lady Bird, where's Lady Bird one pack of camel lights a scratcher and a playgirl Heidi. It's my birthday today Is that your given day? It's given to me by me. I think we're done with the learning portion of high school What you do is very baller. I was on top who the fuck is on top their first time Lady Bird now play I am from beyond Listen And all you desire will be yours Welcome to Spider -Dan and the Secret Ballz. Prepare for prattle It was a defensive exercise Welcome to prattle world. I am your host the ever -amazing ever -spectacular Spider -dan and in this podcast I spotlight Entertainments best kept secrets that a mainstream audience may find boring and welcome to secret defenders Where I test my guests to defend their favorite movies that are underrated infamous or obscure and for the first time ever we're having a femme on invasion all of the way we have two founding members of the femme on collective podcast Defending Lady Bird and Lady Bird is the word the bird bird bird, but is the word and we're gonna find out why? People should see it if they haven't and why you should get on board because we are recording this the day Greta Gerwig releases her magnum opus Barbie into the world. So for the first time we have Alison Shelton. Welcome. Thank you I'm excited to be here and talk about the wonders of Lady Bird. Absolutely We're gonna we're all gonna spread our wings and fly and soar. Let's go bird puns. Yes all the bird puns I mean, I I mean I was expecting I read I did no research So I was expecting a Cronenbergian, you know woman bird avian hybrid thing going on Who knows what you know, who knows what I was expecting, but we got something entirely different and we also have Everyone's hater of the Russian people and and dogs and dogs as well. Don't forget. She hates dogs as well Patriarchy Don't we all and what I find Interesting about the human maze is we often get more upset when dogs die than we do when actual human beings die So that was just something I was positing in our last podcast start I'm not I'm not I mean, I'm all I was all on board with what you were saying It just the way it was just the way it came out I think was just fuck them and these things was in the real fashion of the bluntest object you can find Yes, I would like to say also in this film you do get a hybrid Woman and a bird her campaign posters Yeah, I'm talking about the lady bird I think the lady bug she which I remember the first time I watched I was like I presumed It was about the lady bird bug, but it is not she that's that's head on Her body and then her bird's body in her head that fantastic. Yeah, and it scares nuns It terrifies them. They're very sensitive very sensitive Before we get too off -track Movies not about that. No, it's not about Those things we'll get into it. We get into it. Um, so Alison you suggested this film And again, it's very different from from what I usually do the kind of stuff that she usually I'm here for absolutely, I felt a certain responsibility to talk about a female director because that's what I am and I feel like we don't talk About him enough and this movie I loved an excuse to watch it again because you have a very complete list of films to choose from I was like Completely overwhelmed and I had to stop myself from texting you I can't believe you haven't watched this a hundred times that didn't seem like a Thing to do so I didn't do it But when I saw that you hadn't watched this I I am big fan of Greta Gerwig and have been since like back in the you Day this movie is a coming -of -age story Which I think most of us have space in our hearts for coming -of -age stories because we all came of age some of us better than others and or more completely than others and Sergio Ronan the whole cast is Pitch -perfect and I am a Californian where this film is set and I loved seeing a film about Sacramento which is a very underrepresented part of the state media wise so it was fun to see that I love everything about it pretty much, but it's it's a really like well done coming -of -age story Is what I would say about it. Yes, and many people would agree with you this This may be not be that infamous obscure underrated as a film But I hadn't seen it and you know, right I had I was not very well versed in it I don't I'll be honest I'm not one for kind of I know I know Mike and Megan Megan is very much like against the weird stuff the weird which Is quite like the extreme odd violent maybe for me? It's like Quirky odd indie movies. That's my weird that I'm kind of a little bit like I kind of like They've lost favor over the past couple of decades I think there was a lot more of them and they were like successful cinematically and But I think this is actually not too quirky. I don't think it's twee. It's not like Garden State I think it's grounded and I mean not the Garden State's not a lovely movie to everyone who went to college with Zach Braff like me but I Just think this movie is it's it I just it's it it's the word give it to me Rhea, you know It transcends it transcends the category. I think there we go. There we go. I well, yeah, absolutely I I think it's very it's it's it's exactly not the kind of quirky and oddball Weird and for the sake of being weird like exactly. I'm being cooky and we'll be that's range It's there's there's a nice kind of there's a middle ground because there are moments where where Lady Bird is Kind of overtly quirky and says things to be a certain way or represent herself in a certain way but also there's still like she's still a real person underneath that and You can still see who she is, you know, and the quirks are quite charming in a way when? We know what you know what her objective is through those quirks, I think But yeah, why don't you tell us Rhea? What do you think actually because we've not heard your thoughts on on Lady Bird. I Imagine they echo Allison's I'm just enjoying. I'm just enjoying the chat a lot I think what you're saying Dan is about she has quirks but I think that's very authentic to a 17 18 year old who Wants to Be a bit different who wants the world to see them a bit different who's trying to find their place in the world and for me That's why this film so enjoyable because I remember being the agent feeling like that and doing quirky things But also not really knowing who I was something like is this who I am. Is that who I am? I don't know. I'm just gonna do this thing and try it out and see what happens I mean a in teen drama stakes It's usually pretty devastating as we see, you know with her friendship groups with her love interests but in the This film does it realistically it's not you know, a John Tucker must die, which is a film I really enjoyed by the way, but you know, it's sort of like that revenge teen sort of comedy jokey thing This is a this is a comedy film, but it is very much grounded in that reality in those feelings I think not just teenage girls feel but all teenagers feel and that's why I think it's got such a broad audience And as you've both touched on the performances are just absolutely amazing This came out in 2017. I hadn't yet had a child and I was all like I totally identify With a lady bed. I remember being the age It's making me cringe about some things I did that age plus her mom is you know, I was like her mom is a completely complex character But I'm definitely more lady bird side now. I have a child and I am like, oh Yes, I hate I hate it when parents say that to you We are when you have a child you see things differently you will interpret things different and it turns out it happens I'm not saying you can't feel those things or understand those things when watching something if you don't have children because that is a bullshit argument, but it just hits slightly differently and I've been doing a lot of Self -reflection on how I was brought up on how I was parented and how I parent and so just lady ladybirds Mom, Laurie Metcalfe's character is just so interesting to me and I could just watch the two of them on screen Just all day long just doing as they are day to day things Because I I think we rarely get to see these complex mother -daughter relationships on screen Especially so well -written and so well -acted and it's just like it's fantastic I'm hanging on every single word that they're saying and so much there so often they're saying Nothing, but so much at the same time and it's just so true It really makes me reflect on the conversations. I've had with my mother in my life and what I'm sure conversations I'll be having with my child when when they're a bit more grown -up So I just this is a film just does literature for life about But you could revisit about your life. This is a film I think but it's one I constantly Revisit, I almost didn't rewatch it for this chat because I've seen it so many times as I could don't need it Oh the shame. I've got to watch Lady Bird. So See ya so turns out I love it shocking. What a shocker So, yeah, it's a it's I'll be honest. I again coming into this. Um, you know, I have an open mind I never I never kind of closed myself off to experiences. I you know, I Very open mind. I will literally watch anything, you know, but maybe a snuff movie and don't worry This is nowhere near my feelings are nowhere near like that. It's not like oh god. This is horrible to watch. I I really actually I am NOT I was not brought us up Catholic I didn't go to Catholic school has not brought up in Sacramento I'm not a young lady the the turn of the you know, early 2000s, but I was a young man in School and I had a lot of this brought up a lot of kind of memories for me Not just the kind of stuff that's been talked about but like I saw Grapes of Wrath around this time I saw that as a play version and I know the ending of Grapes of Wrath and I was Why they're crying in that so I liked having that but I knew them already I knew what they were going through instantly because I knew that story you know, I was in the tempest in about 2005 kind of after after during college and stuff and I got like an acting award and all this other stuff so them doing the kind of musical theater stuff was it brought up a few things as well and Proms and things that we we have in the UK. It's quite Quite familiar to me and you know, I was in school when they announced like 9 -eleven which I talked about quite a bit And again the technology and the way we talked to each other and those those awkward moments You know and I could I could see myself in Lady Bird as well like there's a lot and you know, I can see maybe my sister's relationship with my mom or you know My relationship my dad or my relationship my mom a lot There was a lot to to grab and hold on to and and again, it really took me back like it really like just made me think of like like I saw I saw a memory today which kind of also took me back on my Facebook and it was like It was like proper emo Dan, which was like by text How could you which was somebody broke up with me via text? I was like Very emo at the time But again, it's you know, it's a big deal to me and it kind of again there was stuff I've not thought about in the way I felt and And this film kind of brought it brought it all up for me And again, like when I did the the poem for Allison and where I'm from I talked about my mother and all the kind of sacrifices she's made and how I'll never be able to repay her Make it, you know make a sizable chunk or difference or but you know, I appreciate every little thing She's done. Yeah, we've we've fallen out of that arguments at this agreement same with my dad But you know, there is that Undying kind of love throughout even though, you know, things are difficult and things Become you know problems and we're not always completely honest And again, it's a a case of trying to find the right way to communicate So yeah, I I had a really really interesting journey with this film And I'm so glad you and Allison kind of introduced me to it. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I Speaking of the Grapes of Wrath, I think the opening scene of this film just to sing its praises specifically It's an incredibly skillful. I think the whole script is very skillful and if you read anything about the film she wrote the script over a period of many years and it was much longer and then was condensed and and I read something where she talked about how when people think it's Autobiographical it feels like an insult to her because she's like I worked so hard on this Like please don't think I just cribbed from my life and I thought that was Interesting because you can still work very hard and write about yourself, but I thought that was an interesting Point of view but the opening scene there in the cart well, it opens with them in bed together the mom and the daughter and um just that that visual of them and also facing one another which you really can only do with someone you're so close and intimate with and um And then they're in the car Sharing the Grapes of Wrath and crying about it And then it quickly transitions into like their list of arguments, you know And it's about who she is who she wants to be in the world wanting to be where the artists and writers are Arguing about what jobs are what's a career class? I mean it covers so much territory that the movie is going to be about and you're not aware of it if you've never seen the film before how expository this actually is because it's so real and For me that scene is when I would study if I was teaching a film class Because it tells you what the whole film is about and then she is so angry She throws herself out of the car So, you know right away that lady bird which is a chosen name She wants to be called her birth name is christine and they're arguing about that as well and that lady bird Can be a bit dramatic And I think that that is sort of the squeeze of lemon that like that's why this isn't too twee because This film does deconstruct the whole idea of sort of these periods we go through And it does it so well she's different people depending on who she's with and who she's dating and and she She doesn't know who she is and I appreciated that so much because I think so many of us go through that like What is the difference between loving somebody and loving what they love because they've opened up your world to something new and Becoming what you think someone wants you to be so they'll love you And where is that line and how do you find it? And I think in a way that's that's what the movie is about for me really all these different relationships she's navigating and how do you find relationships that feed you and also Feed the the you you not the person you're constructing to be loved And so that's why I this movie speaks to me beyond the coming of age Because I think that's like how do you teach that? How do you live that because that is such a huge struggle I I have found in my own life We're nodding which isn't great.
A highlight from LGM Podcast: On a Road Called Oppenheimer
"It's a three -hour movie, and it doesn't feel that way. And, like, a week earlier, I had gone to see Mission Impossible 7 -1 -13, gosh, whatever. And, you know, that's a movie that's an action movie. People are leaping off cliffs and leaping onto trains, and the trains are falling over cliffs. And it's 15 minutes shorter, and it feels longer. This is the Lawyers, Guns, & Money podcast. Hello, and welcome to the Lawyers, Guns, & Money podcast. My name is Rob Farley, and joining me today are a large group of LGM front -pagers from New Mexico. We have Cheryl Rofer from Seattle. We have Scott Lemieux. And from a town near Tel Aviv, we have Abigail Nussbaum. And I believe this is your first appearance on an LGM podcast, although you've been with LGM for quite a while. How is everybody doing today? Fantastic. And as I think we were talking about, this is what may be our first four -time zone podcast, which just sort of reinforces how this is becoming a Big Ten blog, right, that eventually the Big Ten will encompass every time zone across the entire world as new universities are added to the league. So what we're talking about today is Oppenheimer. And I think we come at this film from a lot of different backgrounds. Cheryl and myself, you know, I have more general security interests. Cheryl has worked in the nuclear enterprise specifically. Scott and Abigail, both of you, right, really extensively about the aesthetics of film. And you both studied film pretty extensively, even if you don't have sort of the same professional linkage to the material in Oppenheimer that Cheryl and I might. But I think it's a really important film. You know, already at LGM, we have, I think, three long posts. It might be more than that by now on this film. And I've certainly had a lot of thoughts that I haven't put into a post myself. So I think the easiest way to start here we'll give you the pride of place, Scott, to tell us a few of your thoughts about about Oppenheimer. And then we'll go into a more general conversation where we'll try to hit a bunch of different questions that the film arose in our minds. So we'll start with you, Scott. And then we're going to go around with just sort of general impressions of the film. Yeah, welcome, everybody. And my apologies, I've got sort of the end of the cold. So teaching yesterday was a very rough experience. I think my voice sounds a little better today, but I may have to. But if that means that Abigail and Cheryl have to talk more, I think everybody would be happy with that anyway. But yeah, we did the full Barb and Barbie Heimer experience. Barbie on Saturday, Oppenheimer on on Sunday. Not an IMAX, unfortunately, because the Taylor Swift concert made getting to the other end of downtown unviable.
A highlight from Envision Your Success with the Transitions Innovation Awards
"Award -winning eye care professionals, I got it. Innovative and iconic brand, I got it. Tune in to today's podcast as we dive deep into some of the best eye care professionals in the world. Let's go. This is a Defocus Media production. What are your jobs? What's up everyone? It's your favorite optometrist, Dr. Daryl Glover. And I'm Dr. Jennifer Lyerly, resident optometry nerd. And welcome to Defocus Media, optometry's number one podcast, where we discuss the hottest topics, latest technology, eyewear, practice management, and more. So sit back, relax, and defocus. What's up, what's up everyone? It's your favorite optometrist, Dr. Daryl Glover. Today I'm super excited because I am with some friends and some colleagues that have really changed the game. Not only do they win awards, but they make an impact inside and outside the exam lane. Today we get to dive deep into my friends from the lovely company, Transition Opticals. And we're gonna talk about innovation awards. We're gonna talk about how they got there and talk about some of the impact. And you know, we got to include a little bit of style in there as well. But before we get started, let's talk to our guests. Let's learn a little bit more about them. And first up, we have the amazing Rose Harris. Rose, how are you doing today? Hi, Dr. Glover, I'm doing great. I'm glad to be here. I'm super excited to have you here. And for those that may be living under a rock that are not familiar with the amazing brand of Transitions Optical, if you don't mind maybe sharing your background and how you got into the organization as well, because I've known you for quite a bit of time. I remember meeting you for the first time when I was the first cohort for the Transitions Change Agents. And I just remember just having a great conversation with you, it was one of those impactful conversations that really drew me into this amazing brand known as Transitions Optical. So maybe if you don't mind sharing a bit about your background and what you do within the organization as well. Well, I never intended to get into the optical business. So it happened a little by accident, but I fell in love with it once I came in. I actually had worked for the Home Shopping Network in marketing there. And heard about this new startup company called Transitions who was looking for people to help with marketing. So basically have been there since the beginning and saw the company grow from nothing, very startup to the big brand that it is now. And through eight technology improvements along the way and launches of new products. So it's been a really, really fun ride. When I think about Transitions, I always think about other big iconic brands, but innovators just in the world. I put Transitions up there with your Apple's and your Microsoft's because they really are all about technology. And I know it's pretty cool to be on the marketing and branding side because you get the brand and market something that is just iconic and that changes lives day in and day out. So super excited to have you on the podcast today and can't wait to dive a little deeper about the awards. And I also wanna give you a special shout out because recently you received another award, right? Yes, the Vision Monday recognition of the influential women in eye care. So I was recognized in the innovator category. So that was quite an honor, very exciting. Awesome, awesome, amazing year. And I know you took on a new role this year as well. So you've truly been blessed this year with all types of great awards, but it's because of the impact that you make Rose, it's no doubt about it. Anyone that sits down and has a conversation with you, they know that your heart's in a good place and they know that you're gonna always push that brand forward but most importantly push eye care forward. So thank you so much. Next up, we got my colleague, my friend, Dr. Jen Chen. Dr. Jen, what's going on? Hi, I'm so excited to be here. Dr. Jen Chen, I'll give a little background on me. I am a second generation optometrist and I live in San Diego, California. I have been wearing transitions for as long as I can remember, probably from generation one. Like when I was a little kid getting cold four eyes, like I was the one wearing transition lenses ever since then. So I absolutely love the brand. I'm a huge advocate for it. And I love showcasing the portfolio to my patients as well as my friends and my followers. I love it, I love it. And that's the key, right? This is why you've been so successful and why you are a winner is because you practice what you preach, right? You're not just out here telling patients about a product or about a brand just to increase your margins or your bottom line. You're telling them about something that's gonna elevate their lifestyle, accommodate their lifestyle and take it to the next level. I've had the opportunity to know Jen for quite a bit of time. And when I think about folks that wear amazing eyewear and have the right lens technology to accompany that, you're definitely top of the list in my eyes. So thank you for always looking fly and fresh, but most importantly, preaching the gospel to all our patients out there, but also our colleagues as well. Thank you so much. Thank you. Yeah, all right, Camille, it's your turn, you're up. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background and where you're from and what you represent and what you do, my friend. So I'm a district manager for New Look I Wear in Montreal. And so I'm an optician for more than 12 years now. And I've been working with New Look and during the seven years now, and I've been working with Transition as well during this time. So I've been working with Transition since 2016. And Transition for me is a lifestyle. So I have it in every pair of glasses I own. And because I'm a manager, I need to spread with my team the Transition love too. I love it. I love it. And I must say your eye wear is amazing. It is fantastic. I don't know if I can rock the heart look, but you know what? I don't mind being a trendsetter and being a little different. So maybe I might need to get some of those myself, right? But let's kind of jump into the mix. You know, when it comes to the awards, I love to learn a little bit more about it. And I think Rose, you might be able to really, you know, navigate this conversation. If you don't mind maybe sharing a little bit about the background and let's just kind of build from there if you don't mind, Rose. The Innovation Awards, they go way back. We started back around 1995, recognizing some of the people in the industry that we saw out there doing great things for their patients or just innovation in the industry itself. So we officially though in 2010 started the name of the awards to the Innovation Awards. And we just see so many of our customers or partners or eye care professionals doing amazing things out there. And we wanted to bring recognition and hold them up as examples to other eye care professionals, provides an inspiration and also to thank them for everything that they're doing to bring great patient care to the industry. I love it. So tell me this, let's break this down in a little more detail. Can anyone in the world actually apply to be a part of these awards? How does that work? Well, actually in the US and Canada, we have our version of the award. So anyone in Canada and US can apply for one of five different awards that we give. So there's the Transitions Healthy Sight Ambassador. And then we also recognize things for people who are doing exceptional things in training, for example, in education or and we recognize one practice from the US and from Canada every year for being the best eye care practice. So, but the other regions do do their own recognitions. And in fact, they all share the stage at our big annual event that we have Transitions Academy where all the winners are announced and the recognitions from around the world are given. I love it. And for those that have never attended a Transitions Academy please put it on your bucket list. Matter of fact, do it earlier in your career because the thing about Transitions Academy is yes, we recognize all our stars but the caliber of the speakers that help you more personally and also professionally it's just unmatched. And the networking opportunity that you have is unmatched. And most importantly, you get to learn about the new innovation and the technology that Transitions brings to the market. It is definitely hands down my favorite place to go every single year to rub elbows with some of the best people in the world but most importantly, to see Rose smile as well. You know, it's just a fantastic place to be. Rose, why have you on this call? I gotta take full advantage of this because you've been in the game for a while clearly, right? And by the way, my mom, she watches Home Shopping Network all the time and she's been ever older today, so. I haven't had anything to do with it in a long time but when it was a startup, it was pretty exciting, yes. Yeah, she loves that channel. She's always showing me something to say, do you need this? I'm like, well, I don't be happy to use for that. I'm sending you this stuff. But Rose, check it out. I would love to learn what was your most impactful moment at Transitions Academy? Because every year I go, I just, it's like it's a new impactful moment that surpasses the previous one. So with you being at so many, I would love to just know that most impactful moment that you experienced at Transitions Academy. Well, I mean, I think the caliber of the keynote speakers, there's so many that I can remember, but we had a bucket list speaker. Oh gosh, I'm on the spot now. I can't remember his name, but he really made you think, what are the things that you want to do before you die? What are you doing to get there? And I ended up getting his book and making a lot of decisions in my life. And I'm still following that and going places and doing things that I was dreaming of. So I think personally that made a big impact on me. But I have to say that the Innovation Awards is what I get the most excited about because people it's like Dr. Chen, Camilla that are up there and seeing their passion for what they do. It's so inspiring. And I mean, it just lifts us all up in our company. We walk away so inspired by what they've accomplished and knowing them personally too, feeling so proud. Absolutely, absolutely. And that's a great segue because we do have two award winners on the show this evening, Dr. Chen and Camilla. And I would love to learn a little bit more about your journey to being these rock stars that you are in ICARE, right? So maybe if you don't mind, and Dr. Chen, we can start off with you just telling us about the award that you won and maybe walk us through the process of what it looked like to get there. Yeah. So I won the Brand Ambassador Award, which is now technically the Healthy Side Ambassador Award. And the whole process behind it is just basically finding a goal of what you want to do. So for me, it was about showcasing that Transitions is a lifestyle brand, like we had already mentioned, and showcasing that it can be young, fun, and hip, especially for people my age and my demographics. So especially in my practice, I have age range of like 20 to 55 is like a majority of my patients. So that was something that was huge for me is showcasing this brand is in a different light to them because a lot of them are familiar with what the product is and what the technology is, but they've only seen it on their parents or grandparents. And that was a huge thing for me is like, OK, well, you can wear it when you're at the beach. You can wear it when you're hiking. You can even wear it to a wedding. You can wear it when you're at work, at the gym, whatever you're doing, this is going to help protect your eyes. So that was one of my big goals. And using my platform of social media was the best way for me to get the information and showcasing everything out to people, as well as to my patients. So I love it. And you do a fantastic job on social media as well. There's fantastic content. And of course, the eyewear is always fabulous. I look to see what you're wearing every single day and what type of content you're going to put out. So continue the great work on that end. And I think it's important to serve as an ambassador, right? We can push our profession forward, but it's up to us, right? We have to practice what we preach. If we wear a certain style frame for a reason, or if we wear it or use a certain style lens technology, we have to be able to tell the story. We have to understand the brand. And the one thing that I love about Transitions is that they help you tell the story. Again, Transitions Academy, they really break it down from top to bottom. And they really help you to be able to navigate that -patient doctor relationship, that optician -patient relationship. That way, you can always help patients elevate whatever they're doing day in and day out. Tell me about the journey to get there. Was it difficult to apply? Or what did that look like in general? It wasn't difficult to apply in the sense of anybody, for the most part, can do it. But it is a little bit of a lengthy process. So it's not just like you have to look at one period of time. It's an entire year. So you have to plan for it. So let's say if you're planning to go for next year, you have to start planning now so that you can execute your goals in 2024. So they want to look at, OK, what impact did you actually make? And what were the steps that you actually took to gain following or gain traction or educate people, gain more sales, whatever your goals may be. So it's a little bit about planning and understanding how you can impact the community with whatever goal you have in mind. I love that. And when I hear all of that, you win all around. Because the more education and more knowledge, the more impact you make, the more patients that are going to come into your practice. And at the end of the day, it will increase your margins. So you win all around when it comes to these awards. Now, come here. You got to talk to me about your award. Kind of do the same thing. Walk me through the process. What did you win? And what was the process like for you as well? OK, so I won the Healthy Side Ambassador for 2022. And at first, what inspired me to submit was that, in fact, I wanted to share with others. So I wanted to give motivation also to my colleague that if we put some efforts in a product that we really believe in, we can find recognition. So I wanted them to be motivated to promote the product and to believe in the product also. So that was my first idea when I submit. And it was really easy. In fact, as Dr. Chin says, that we need to plan all the year long. So if I have a tip to give to someone who wants to submit, I would say to not hesitate to mention all the small actions that you have done during all the year. So what matters is to plan the seed about the product as much as you can and to remind the others to do the same. In short, all actions count. So you need to count all actions. Even if they seem to be small, if you plant a seed during the year, it's a good action to help to promote the product and to talk about it as well. I love it. So the million dollar question is, I mean, you both are winners, right? My question for you is, when you got this award, what frames were you wearing and what transition lens technology were you wearing? I want to know everything from the color, whether it's extractive, whether it was style, mirror, whatever it was. Let's break it down because you two ladies have too much swag, too much style, not to have this conversation. So Kamea, let's start with you, if you don't mind sharing what you were wearing that day. I guess you know. You already know which glasses I was wearing that day. So this is exactly the pink heart -shaped frame that I wear that day. And in fact, the frame is photochromic, so it's going to change color with the sun, under the sun. And same as my lenses, I wear the extractive gray polarized lenses inside. So this way, I wanted to emphasize the shape of my frame. And the color, the gray color is going to complement my frame this way. I love it. You know, the extractive is my personal favorite when it comes to transitions. I just always say this. I probably said this a million times on the podcast. I like the extractive because I have mild tint on the lens. It just makes your frame pop. I mean, right now, I'm wearing Transitions Extractive Brown, right? And it really complements that tortoise. And the mid -tint with the extractive is phenomenal. It has so much style, so much flair, so much flavor. I always get tons of comments. I was actually out in Vegas this past weekend, and I'm always wearing these and some of my other glasses. And folks are like, man, you didn't bring any sunglasses with you? It's hot out here. It's a lot of sun. And I was like, just wait. I walk outside, and they see that they're tinted, and they're just, their mind is blown, right? But with that being said, there's a lot of work for us to do. If my closest colleagues, my best friend, didn't realize that Transitions technology is advanced in this next level, I'm not doing my job. But how many of our other colleagues out there are not doing the same? We all got to step it up and be ambassadors for eye care, but also the amazing lens technology that's out there. Now, I got one more question for you. When you won that award, if you could say maybe one word to describe that feeling, what would that one word be? Fashionable. I love it. And you are, my friend, definitely fashionable. No doubt about that. Thank you. All right, Dr. Chen, you got to talk to me. What were you wearing? And talk to me about the lens technology as well. Yeah, so I was wearing this white dress, suit dress. And so I had a pair of white Aetna Barcelona frames that I have styled with the signature Gen 8 in emerald. So they have the green color tint when they activate in the sun. And I just chose it because it was a white frame and because it matched my dress. So I loved it. But I styled it with the emerald to begin with because I wanted a little pop of color. And it was my first pair of emerald. So I absolutely loved it. But yeah. I love it. I love it. Again, a fashionista. Question for you. What's your one word that would describe that feeling that you got when you received that award? Energetic, probably. OK, fashionable and energetic. I love it. Buy both of those and put it in a pair of eyewear. And you're going to be killing the scene for sure. That's no doubt about that. Rose, I'm going to ask you the same question. I know you weren't on the stage getting the award. But you were at the show. You were at the Academy, right? You were at the award ceremony. What were you wearing that day? Do you recall? And what style transitions you were wearing? Oh, Rose, let's unmute you there. Yes, so yeah. So for the award ceremony, I do try to plan what I'm going to wear that would also work for the party after and be ready for that. So I think that I was wearing the same pair that I am now, which is a Ray -Ban frame in the clear. And then I also have emerald in these. I love it when I go outside. And with a clear frame, it really highlights the lenses too. Yeah, absolutely. You know, one frame that I love and one color that I love, it was Dr. Chen. I believe you have this pink frame with a pink mirror. I will never forget that style combination. Every time you wear that, it just pops, right? Please tell me you wore that and you went to go see the Barbie movie. Because I know everyone's been going crazy over that. They get ripped out and pink and all that other jazz. Have you done that yet? If not, please make it happen. I will. I haven't done it yet. But soon, soon. Got to take pictures for us for sure. But no, this has been great. Rose, for those that want to prepare and maybe submit their name and take this journey and make an impact, like these lovely stars that we have on the show today, you know, what's the process look like? How do they make that happen, if you don't mind sharing that a little bit? Sure. And I did want to mention that, you know, of course, having, you know, working with transitions and having innovative ways that you present it to your patients is one thing that we like to see, you know, how are you using some of the tools that we have, maybe, or coming up with your own ways. But we also look at some of our company values, like quality, education. What are you doing to service your patients in the community? You know, basically, your patient care, too. So there's lots, you know, it's not just all about the Transitions product, per se. So these are people that are all doing great things all around. So the process is pretty simple. You go to transitions .com slash awards, transitionspro .com slash awards, and you go there and there's, we have examples, we have some stories about previous winners, we have templates that you can download of the application. And just it walks you through the process. And then watch for the announcement that we're open for submissions at the end of the year. So we'll be taking in Q4, we'll be taking, the beginning of Q4, we'll be taking the submissions for the winners for this year, for 2023, which will then be awarded at our academy in February next year in 2024. I love it. I love it. Well, ladies, if you could give one last piece of advice when it comes to, you know, just creating an impact in the eye care industry, especially through that -patient, doctor that optician -patient interaction, what advice would you give to all our colleagues out there? Because clearly, you two have made an impact, you've made a difference, and you've really helped patients live their best lives. So Dr. Jen, if you don't mind maybe sharing, what advice do you have to make an impact with that patient that's sitting in front of all of our colleagues day in and day out? Yeah, this is something I always think about and I tell people about all the time, when you're in healthcare, especially in eye care, you're an educator. So all you're doing is making a connection with the patient and giving them advice and recommendations and also educating them on ways that they can improve their lifestyle, improve their visual comfort, improve their health, their vision in so many different ways. So just remember that you have such an impact on somebody and you are an educator. They're coming to you because you're a specialist in your field and you know everything that you need to know that you can provide for them. So definitely providing the right information and being a resource for them. I love it, I love it. Camilla, your next up, my friend. For me, I will say maybe play with colors. So don't hesitate to think outside the box by presenting other type of combination of color, of frame and transition color, and also to lead the conversation with frame style during the frame selection. So you open the conversation at this point, they will know it exists and then you will see with the needs of the clients what kind of transition it will meet. And I don't know if everyone listening and watching has just made a connection of what just took place. You heard Rose discuss one of the core values of this organization is education. These two award winners have basically stated that they're all about education in order to make that impact. Whether it's telling the patient what's going on and connecting the right lens solution or connecting them with the right color lens solution and the right type of transitions. But that's in the DNA and transitions. Friends, colleagues, we have great opportunity at our fingertips to make an impact and a change every single day. Partnering with the right companies out there to help elevate your personal brand, your professional brand, but most importantly to make sure that your patients have the right tools and resources to be successful. Friends, I greatly appreciate y 'all hanging out with me today. This has been fantastic. I want everyone to go to transitionspro .com backslash awards and I want you to sign up. I want you to elevate your personal brand so you can elevate the eye care industry as well. Thank you again, ladies. I look forward to seeing you at the next Transitions Academy and hell, y 'all got me ready to go out and submit my name. I feel like I'm about to run a president election or something like that. So I might have to jump into the mix since it's gonna open up soon. But go to the website so you can read about it, the actual opportunity to click submit and all that or open up later on this year. But again, thank you so much for tuning in. It's your favorite optometrist, Dr. Darrell Glover. Stay healthy, stay positive, stay blessed, and most importantly, make an impact with innovative solutions like transitions. Until next time, peace. All right, colleagues, and it's a wrap. Thank you dearly for hanging out with the Defocus Media team. We hope truly something resonated with you. And if it did, be sure to give us five stars and make sure you follow us on all social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, you named it. And our handle is at Defocus Media on all platforms. And until next time, be sure to keep it 2020 and we look forward to seeing you on the next episode.
A highlight from The beauty and magic of creativity and its metaphysical connection
"In this episode I speak to Rich Kilpatrick about creativity, curiosity and the importance of thinking differently. Rich shares his belief that creative thinking is what humans do when they are thriving. We look at the importance of embracing different thinking models and perspectives in order to unlock breakthroughs and create change. We're exploring the concept of multiple frames or realities in leadership, emphasising the need to consider various aspects such as HR structure, symbolism and politics. This conversation explores the beauty and magic of creativity and its metaphysical and actual. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Rich Kirkpatrick. How are you doing, Rich? I'm doing good, thank you. I'm glad you're on the show. Tell me now, what is your favourite piece of clothing? My favourite piece of clothing is a basic T -shirt. I always have very, very boring colours but it has to be black, grey or some kind of muted tone and that's my favourite thing to wear. You know what, that makes a lot of sense. A lot of creative types actually do not put the complication on things like clothes. That true. is A good friend of mine who is a music professor convinced me he only wears grey, black and denim and he's quite a gifted percussion professor and I said that helps a lot. That makes a lot of sense. So tell me more about you. Well, I spent most of my life as a musician. I went right from my high school to a trade school for musicians. Actually, uniquely it was a trade school for vocalist musicians. So in order to work as a vocalist, there's lots of singers, if you had the skills of what a typical musician might have, you could run the band and actually do that as well. So that was really a great education. So I began my journey as a jazz musician and ended up as a church musician and spent many years doing that. Raised a family, I have two adult children. My wife, she's a wonderful organisational leader, head of a school. I'm in my 50s. I've had lots of experiences with nonprofits being on executive teams. So I've been on both sides of the desk, been that creative person who's crazy driving someone, a leader crazy. I've been that person who's been driven crazy trying to think I should be more empathetic. But yeah, so I've and I pivoted this season in life to figure out what could I do now that would take all of that experience and make it useful to the people I really care about. And those are the folks who they're not the normal ones, but they're the ones I think who make a difference. And that's the kind of person I speak to. You know, I love it when people say not normal ones or weird. I just think that makes it so much more interesting, isn't it? Because why? Why would you want to be what's considered normal? Because what's considered normal is like conformity, isn't it? And who would want that? I think sometimes conformity is what we were brought up to do that. And as young children, we we all think we could draw and dance and sing and and the parents will love our scribbles and put them on the refrigerator or put them on the window. And but somewhere along the line, we're taught that, no, you have to do it this way only. And we forget that we know how to draw. Yeah, and it's very easy to crush that knowledge from us, isn't it? Actually, I just saw the Barbie movie and it's interesting because it's this whole thing about what happens to women in the real world. And it's kind of and it's like they talk about brainwashing, how the women get brainwashed by men, but but they are kind of complicit in the brainwashing. It's very interesting, actually. It was not what I was expecting. I'll have to see it. It sounds very interesting. It's we're I guess what they call divergent thinkers. I love that term because I am one.
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"Yeah, I want to just move to Barbie. Now, it's crossed the $1 billion mark in global box office sales, and it's just in its third week in release. Now, it's only the second picture to hit that mark this year, taking $53 million in the US and Canada in its third week, as well as now, what, $74 million internationally, so it continues. Yep. The next hour of Bloomberg Daybreak Asia begins right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act, this is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg Daybreak Asia for this Monday, August 7th in Hong Kong, Sunday, August 6th in New York, and coming up today, Fed Governor Michelle Bowman says more rate hikes will be needed. Berkshire Hathaway's operating profit jumps on insurance growth. China loses out to Japan as global funds chase returns in Japanese equities. In an exclusive Bloomberg interview, Prime Minister Netanyahu says he will not complete the judicial overhaul right now. China invites EU top diplomat to Beijing for meetings. Glimps of the Trump legal defense and election interference case. I'm Ed Baxter with Global News. There won't be a three -peat as the US women are knocked out of the World Cup. I'm Dan Schwartzman. I'll have that story and more coming up in Bloomberg Sports. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. On Bloomberg 1130 New York, Bloomberg 99 .1 Washington, D .C., Bloomberg 106 .1 Boston, Bloomberg 960 San Francisco, Sirius XM119, and around the world on BloombergRadio .com and via the Bloomberg Business Act. We're an hour away from trading in Tokyo, Sydney, and Seoul. This is Daybreak Asia, the Monday edition, and we're kicking off a new trading week.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 07/25/23
"It's the Travis King theme. Who's Travis King? North Korea prisoner army guy. Oh, the guy that wandered across the DMZ or went into the DMZ or whatever? Howard Jones, Howard Jones, the prisoner. What do we do with this guy? What do we, how do we, I mean, we want, we should get our guy back. I mean, is it as simple as that? Give us our guy back? I'm going to get in so much trouble to give you my honest reaction to this story. So why do you always want to set me up? Well, well, I'd say once you do that, I have news for you that will sideline the entire conversation, make people forget whatever shocking thing you're about to say. Well, I don't think it's shocking. I mean, my level of interest on that guy, troubled young man going into North Korea is right about on par with the Barbie movie. I just don't care. I mean, I'm sorry. I don't know what is up with him. I don't want to go into. I don't want to have World War Three with North Korea over this guy. I don't know what I don't even I mean, but I'm not kidding you. I don't care at all. I hate that. I shouldn't feel that way. I'm not really proud of my decidedly unChristian response. But hey, you know, mess around, find out. Yeah, that's the you go walking into North Korea. You're going to have a problem that he somehow thought that he rolled the dice and said, this is going to work out better for me than military justice at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Well, we'll just see. But I psychologically understand it because I care a little. I mean, but I know what you mean. The thing that suppresses the caring if he had been captured, if he were an innocent, if an evil country had come and gotten one of our pristine reputation to soldiers, we'd be all up in arms. How dare you? But but it's not like he becomes expendable by being horribly troubled. But he totally created this problem for himself. He sure did. Sure did. You're right. Fafo.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 07/24/23
"People are really getting engaged in the culture wars with movies. I went to a movie, by the way, over the weekend, saw Mission Impossible last night. Was I right? Oh, wow. Isn't it just the greatest? That really wasn't two hours and 45 minutes long. No, it flew. It felt like a half hour. Yep, yep. But people are upset about the Barbie movie, because evidently Barbie's a feminist. People are upset about the new Snow White movie, because Snow White is Hispanic. We've got to pick the hill we want to die on. I don't want to start a Monday by infuriating people by saying we've got bigger fish to fry than Barbie, but we do have bigger fish to fry than Barbie. However, the culture is reflecting sort of a radical left -leaning ideology, where Americans are saying enough is enough is enough. That's why sound of freedom right now. AMC movie theaters, which is where I almost always go, there were accusations that AMC, the chain, was purposefully sabotaging sound of freedom by the air conditioning systems not working and digital. Mark, I've got reports of that all over the country. What do theaters want more than anything else? They want to make money. No theater wants a bunch of hacked off consumers in the lobby saying it's 85 in the theater. I tend to agree, but on the other hand, would you really find it crazy that they're trying to stifle a movie that is perceived as conservative? It isn't a conservative movie. Anti -child trafficking. Thank you. And it's well done. Well, so anyway, last night the CEO of AMC, because they're in a heap of trouble, they are on the verge of bankruptcy apparently. And I remember the movie theater, the guy that runs the chain based out of Dallas, once was, he gave us some assistance with our fallen officer fund years ago. And I forget the guy's name. Is it Leroy? The guy, is it Cinemark? Is Cinemark in Dallas? I don't know. I think the Cinemark movie theater chain is based in Dallas and the guy that runs it is there. And a great guy had a meeting with him and he's a real pro -America, good, good Texan. Is it Sean Gamble? They are based in Plano. Sean Gamble of Cinemark. Does that sound ring about? Well, and that's not who I met with. The guy was - How about Leroy Mitchell? Leroy Mitchell. That's who I met with. And he's a great guy. And Cinemark, but the biggie is AMC. Well, last night, the CEO of AMC sent out a tweet that said, we're in dire straits here. COVID, now the stupid strike. It really threatens to, and so they're going to have to sell more stock. And I don't know that whole world very well, a short sale, whatever they call it, and they're going to start to get more. They have to dilute really the stock value in order to stay afloat. In any event, the AMC chairman and president in sending out this notification called on the top movies of the year that are doing so well for them. And he mentioned Sound to Freedom. There you go. So that kind of validates what you're saying. Hey, they want to make money. They want butts in the seats. And apparently they have them because over the weekend, you're ready, Barbie and Unbelievable, 155 million, Oppenheimer, 80 million. In number three, Sound to Freedom. And listen, Mission Impossible has been out for a couple of weeks now. Sound to Freedom made more than Mission Impossible this weekend just gone by. 20 versus 19 million. How much? 20 million? 20 versus 19. And it just continues to rock. It's well past 100 million. It's crazy. And it's not just a movie, it's a cause, which has brought some disparagement. Because at the end of the movie, if you go to the end of the credits, there's Jim Caviezel saying, this is vital. Please go and bring somebody, pay it forward, pay so that maybe some people can see it who can't afford to see it, which I'm all about. And so the detractors and haters have said, well, a lot of people are just buying 47 tickets and maybe those are empty seats. A, I don't know. B, I doubt it. And C, I don't care because it shows a willingness to support the film as a commodity and it deserves to be supported. The radical leftists are so dumb, they think we can't figure out that the only reason you're pushing back against a child sex trafficking movie is because you don't like the actor. You don't like Jim Caviezel and you don't like Tim Ballard because these guys are hardcore conservatives. Incidentally, have you played the clip of Jason Aldean at his concert over the set? No, I know that he tweeted ahead and said, listen, people can criticize music, but this goes too far. It's baseless. It's dangerous. I'm writing a star telegram column about this specifically. I'm going to have to plug this in. What did he have to say? He said between songs, he said, it's been a long week and I've seen a lot of stuff. He says, I've seen a lot of stuff suggested on this, suggesting on that. As the large audience cheered loudly, Aldean said, what I am is a proud American. I love our country and I want to see it restored to what it once was before this bull blank started happening to us. I love my country. I love my family and I'll do anything to protect that. The crowd then exploded into an uproar of chants, yelling USA, USA. And who didn't know this was coming? First big record for him in 2005, Hicktown, a flyover country. The guys had all kinds of records that speak to bucolic America. So Sheryl Crow says, Hey, I'm from a small town. This is neither small town nor American. Well, Sheryl Crow's roots are in Kennett, Missouri, in the beautiful Missouri boot heel. Let's go there. Let's talk to the locals and see how many of those folks agree with Jason Aldean or how many think agree with her that he's promoting violence. And then this kills me. Jason Isbell, who's so good, such a brilliant performer and songwriter. Hey, hey, Jason Aldean, I got a challenge for you. Write a song by yourself because he didn't write a small town. Like a lot of other people, he sings songs largely written by others. So here's Jason Isbell mocking him. You want to be an artist? Be an artist. Write your own song. I'll wait. Well, maybe let's wait for Jason Isbell to realize there are some other people who largely perform the work done by others. Does he want to bag on Linda Ronstadt next? Maybe he'd like to go after those pretenders names. What are their names again? Oh, yes, Sinatra and Elvis. What a weird, baseless, sloppy attack. This is a total win. God bless Jason Aldean and God bless that wonderful, wonderful record. Try that in a small town. These folks are revealing who they truly are. They don't like the idea of people being able to protect themselves. They don't like the idea of somebody saying we take care of one another. And we got guns and we know how to use them. So that's what they don't like. And to you and me and to most normal Americans, that's a message that resonates. That's America. Sorry, we ain't the UK. We're not France. We are a Second Amendment believing country, but the left, the Sheryl Crowes, the Isbells, I guess those folks just hate that message. Meanwhile, we're looking closer to closer to 2024 to see who's going to get us out of the mess, who can get us out from Washington, DC. This Harris, I don't know if you saw this, Harris -Harvard poll came out. The Harvard -Harris poll, typically pretty reliable. It was released Friday. If the 2024 Republican presidential primary were held today, of course Trump would pretty substantially, 45 to 40%. Now there's 16 % undecided. I'm back and forth on whether Trump should appear in a couple of weeks at the first debate. I think he should. I've been saying it doesn't make any sense for him. You know why he needs to be there? Tell me your reason. I'll give you mine. Good. Let me start. If you believe any of this data, his likability factor is just below that of radio talk show hosts and used car salesmen. He's way down there, right there with Biden. Biden and Trump both have an unlikeability factor, but here's the bottom line. To normal people, Trump's likable. To normal people who aren't poisoned by their Trump hatred and their Trump derangement syndrome, when you see him in a setting like that, you do like him. And I think it's important he's going to have to get that number back up. He's going to start having to win over independence. And one way to do it is to have a solid performance of the debates. Now you go. You're 1000 % correct. Let's begin with the fact that Trump is right when he says, why do I even have to show up? Why should I be taking a tax from Asa Hutchinson and, you know, people who have 2 % of the polls. I don't even need to be there. Let everybody sort it out. And then somebody come after me. He's right about that. However, you are completely correct. There is a benefit to being there, to reminding people how great he can be in that venue, to maybe duke it out a little bit with DeSantis, see how that goes, see how other people engage him, the way they address him and engage him may simply solidify his front runner status. And finally, this is sort of in harmony with what you've said, any opportunity to be on a TV stage with millions of people watching and be likable, be skilled, be quick, be sharp is nothing but a good thing. It's all good. It's all really, really good. You know, I, you mentioned the funeral for Stu Epperson and there were a lot of movers and shakers, Stu Epperson, of course, the co -founder of the Salem Media Group, who passed away this week in Winston -Salem. And I went to the funeral on Friday and many thanks to Carl Jackson for filling in and doing a great job. And there were a lot of key broadcasters there and a lot of big time Republican operatives. I'm not going to mention any names, but I had a chance to talk to people in the green room and sort of, you know, as we were meeting the family and expressing our condolences. And it was a gathering of a lot of people who loved this man's magnificent life and what a life he led.
Country Music Sensation Jason Aldean Faces Backlash Over Hit Song
"Of you know that I am not a fan of country music. In fact, I think. I think that country music is noise that happens to rhyme. However, a lot of people like country music. I do like country music culture and I like people who like country music. And so I have all those kind of different let's just say takes on that. I've got a chance to meet a lot of country music artists and I think the world of many of them, including Jason Aldean. This is a fascinating story. Andrew, you're kind of our resident country music admirer or fan. So I'm going to kind of let you carry the water here. What's going on with great American patriot, good man, very talented artist, Jason Aldean. Well, he's getting he's getting attacked by the likes of Sheryl Crow and others, and then he had his music video try to try that in a small town taken down by CMT, it looks like. And so, you know, it's a it's to me, I listen to it. I think most of our audience would listen to it. And I think we have some clips from the from the music video and we'll find those in a second. But these are this is a really it's not shouldn't be controversial. He's just saying like almost every other country music song says that, hey, small town values are the best and we don't let people get away with, you know, spitting the cops faces and trash in the liquor store in the small town. Try that in a small town. It's a little aggressive, maybe like, you know, you're going to get your butt kicked if you try and mess with our town. But like, listen, that's the way that's the way of the world. That's what really happens. You know, and Sheryl Crow is saying, hey, we don't like violence in small towns either. It's like, no, that's already saying he's saying if you want to sow discord, sow chaos in our town and you want to come and riot about some trumped up phony baloney, racial, trans, whatever the thing is of the week in our town, we're not going to let it happen. So anyways, I think a lot of people resonate with the lyrics. It's now number one on the charts. So conservatives are rallying behind it. And let's just say this. I talked with Jason Aldean actually backstage at Amfest last year. Nicest
The Overwhelming Opposition to U.S. Involvement in Ukraine
"I think the most newsworthy item, though, out of the Turning Point Action Conference that I think is still making waves is we asked the question and I I was responsible for the wording of the question. I made it I made it intentionally explicit because we could have worded the question of are you in favor of sending aid to Ukraine? Are you in favor of helping Ukraine against Russia? The way that we worded it and I want to make sure I get it right, I believe is do you believe that U .S. should be involved at all in the war in Ukraine? Ninety five point eight percent of our attendees said no. Jack, how should we think about this? Well, Charlie, this is something that actually stood out to me a lot, and I remember standing there in the room as you were reading out the numbers, because what stood out to me so much, look, people thought that Trump was going to come in first place and he did, and that wasn't a shock. But Trump, in a sense, actually came in second place in the turning point straw poll for turning point action. Why do I say that? Because Trump got 85 percent opposition to U .S. involvement in Ukraine actually pulled 10 points higher than support to Trump. And so that means that there may have been people that were maybe giving their vote to the vague, maybe some of the dissent supporters that this is actually something that aligns the base of the party. And certainly you can look at turning point action as a barometer for the base in the United States. And it's not just Republican. There's an independence. There's even maybe even some Democrats in there that there is actually stronger opposition to U .S. involvement. And I understand exactly why you worded the question the way that you worded the question, because you didn't say boots on the ground. You didn't say money. You didn't say financing. You didn't say volunteering, et cetera, et cetera. You said involvement because it becomes then a catch all term.
Turning Point's ActCon Winners and Losers Revealed
"Have a lot to go through today and to cover the first topic. We were all at Turning Point Action Conference Act Con. Andrew, I want you to kick it off. You handle all the PR media do a great job. You've been to dozens of these events. I think this is an event unlike any other, certainly at its challenges in some ways, but it's blessings for sure. Andrew, Act Con, your reaction, winners, losers, people who ended up in the middle. Andrew Colvet. Yeah, no, this was I think, Charlie, you would agree of all the events that we've executed on. This was probably right up there with the top two most challenging. The other one being 2020 at the same venue, at the same venue during COVID. And we reluctantly returned to this venue thinking that maybe that was just a COVID era thing. But listen, there was some line issues that the Secret Service didn't help with. But I really don't want to focus on any of that. I mean, it was there. We did a great job, I think, dealing with it live in real time. But I will tell you that the biggest winner is Donald Trump from Act Con, there's no doubt. But the second biggest winner is Vivek Ramaswamy, who won basically the second choice vote in the straw poll, which I think surprised a lot of people. That was a massive, massive deal. The electricity in the crowd, I mean, if you go through social media and you look at it, there's no other event in the conservative landscape like the events that Turning Point's off. I mean, the welcome for Trump, the welcome for Vivek, Bonjino, Bannon, Marjorie Taylor Green, Boebert, Gaetz, Hawley, J .D. Vance, Senator Cruz. I mean, there's really nothing like it. The lineup is beyond the pale. And then, hey, listen, the big loser here is Governor Ron DeSantis. I'm a Governor Ron DeSantis fan. I've been really open about that. We are behind Trump in 2024, but we certainly are not in the business of trashing Governor Ron DeSantis or getting in the mud. Some people are. There's a whole thing going on on social media that you guys, I'm sure, are very well aware of. But listen, we like the governor. We have a lot of respect for what he's done in Florida. But I will tell you, a lot of people say that this was a setup. We were just trying to get Governor Ron DeSantis there so he would get food and heckled. That is a complete and utter lie.
A highlight from THOUGHTCRIME Ep. 6: Oppenheimer v. Barbie, The Incredible Shrinking Ron DeSantis, Real-Life NPCs
"The U .S. dollar has lost 85 % of its value since the 70s, when the dollar decoupled from gold, and the government seems bent on continuing the tradition. Charlie Kirk here. From now until after the elections, the government can print as much money as they want. The last time they did that, inflation went up 9%. Gold is the only asset that has proven to withstand inflation. Invest in gold with Noble Gold Investments. You will get a 24 -carat, one -fourth of an ounce gold standard coin for free. Just use promo code kirk. Go to noblegoldinvestments .com. That's noblegoldinvestments .com, the only gold company I trust. Hey, everybody. Today on The Charlie Kirk Show, thought crimes. Okay, I'll give you a little warning. This is a very chaotic episode of thought crimes. We're in like nine different cities. We're all talking over each other. It's fun, but it's a little bit of a mess. So enjoy it, listen to it. And yes, I know it's a little bit of a clumsier episode. We talk about a different type of thought crime. We talk about Barbie and Oppenheimer, the Michigan alternate elector, and also a recap of ActCon. Text this episode to your friends. Get involved Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Also, become a member. We have a new way you could support the program. Don't worry all of you that support us at charliekirk .com slash support. Don't worry. We have a migration plan for all of you. Legal migration, of course. But I wanted to say thank you for those of you that are joining in huge numbers. It's amazing at members .charliekirk .com. It's a way for you to support our program. We believe it's affordable for all income levels. It's a way for you guys to get behind the work we are doing at members .charliekirk .com. In fact, I want to mention and name some of the people that became members overnight. It's really exciting. Janet from California, thank you for becoming a member at members .charliekirk .com. Mary Lisa from Idaho, thank you. Janet from California. Scott from Utah. Linda from California. Dorothy from Maryland. There are levels for all types, by the way. You guys could check it out. Eight dollars a month. members .charliekirk .com. Maybe you're on a fixed income, but I bet you could squeeze eight dollars a month. And you might say, well, what do I get, Charlie? Well, we're doing exclusive Zoom calls. We're going to have a message board. We're developing all the stuff. And you get to hear the full conversation with the legend, Tucker Carlson. Here's a little tease. We talk about this sometimes. Your faith, has it strengthened? Have you grown closer, farther apart from God? Not just through this, but just in your seven years from Fox, because you do talk more spiritually, especially in the last couple years. I probably shouldn't because, I mean, I love it. You don't want to take spiritual advice from me. Well, I'll be honest, Tucker, I don't take spiritual advice from Episcopalians. You shouldn't, trust me. When an Episcopalian tells me about the Bible, I say stop. Well, but trust me, no Episcopalians ever going to tell you about the Bible. No, they'll tell you about their feelings. Yeah, no, it's totally right. I don't lie about it. And I was talking about this last day, actually. I've been just for my own interest reading the Bible since February. It's beautiful. It's just so interesting. It's the most interesting thing I've ever read. It's the whole civilization's based on it. It's completely blowing my mind. Become a member at members .charliekirk .com. Email me as always, freedom at charliekirk .com. And listen to the end of this episode for a giveaway opportunity. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
Jesse Kelly: Communists Purposely Destabilize Society
"-Communist Manifesto. you Now see why the book is rocketing up the charts. Jesse, you're so right. I've made this case on this show repeatedly that we fell in kind of the John McCain model, that, oh, if I just go up and vote down on changes to Obamacare with the infamous thumbs down moment because it didn't follow normal procedure. Then The Washington Post and New York Times will love me and the Democrats will say, oh, look, there's John McCain. What a dignified man. he respects procedure over everything. Maybe we'll consider Republicans. No, no, bro. That's not what's happening. You are dealing with people who are like, hey, that 90 year old, someone cut should his nuts off. He's playing with a Barbie doll. This is insane. They don't give a, oh, gosh, I hate FCC rules about procedure or the thumbs down. These people, what they only care about is the the destruction of the present system to usher in this new era of top down collectivism. That's all they care about. It's all they care about, Dan. And maybe the best example of this, it drives me insane is when I see these Soros prosecutors, when I hear them discussed on the right, the right almost universally will say they're soft on crime, prosecute. He's just a soft on crime, making him sound like some flowery liberal hippie who just happens to want to be really nice to criminals. No communists in the revolutionary phase from Lenin on turned murderers and rapists loose intentionally so they will murder and rape more to lies a society. These are communist foot soldiers intentionally causing rape and murder. And we can't even speak like that on the right. Instead, once again, well, I mean, he's soft on crime. Barf. I can't take the low T
Mattel introduces first Barbie with Down syndrome
"There's a new Barbie coming out to recognize those with down syndrome. I'm Lisa dwyer. Barbie has introduced its first doll representing a person with down syndrome. Mattel worked with the national down syndrome society to create the Barbie, which is part of the toy company's 2023 fashionistas line, aimed at increasing diversity and inclusion. In addition to portraying some physical characteristics of a person with down syndrome, the Barbie's clothing and accessories carry special meaning. The blue and yellow on the doll's dress accompanied by butterflies represent symbols and colors associated with down syndrome awareness and the three chevrons on Barbie's necklace represent how people with down syndrome have three copies of their 21st chromosome. I am Lisa dwyer
"barbie" Discussed on Trivia With Budds
"Was released in the last year of what decade. Number two, what was the name of Barbie's younger sister? What was the name of Barbie's younger sister? Number three is Ken's last name Carson Smith or Swanson. Number three is Ken's last name Carson, Smith, or Swanson. Barbie number four, the original Barbie dream house featured a chair and Ottoman of what color. The original Barbie dream house featured a chair and Ottoman of what color.
"barbie" Discussed on The Lowe Down with Kevin Lowe
"Well, that's awesome. Awesome, awesome, well, well, listen besides for me wanting to end by telling anyone who's listening to this that if you can purchase your book and encourage you to turn this thing into a movie, a series. I want that to be the outcome of our interview today is that someone somewhere will get with you and be like, yes, this needs to be a movie a series because I'm super excited and I feel like this little interview and stuff. It's just not enough. I need some more of this. I do too. I'm pushing that road. I would love to go down that road and figure out who the best fit would be for that. And that's why I'm doing all these podcasts. Honestly, number one, it's not just to sell my book. It's to promote the message of what talk back Barbie's about and talk back Barbie is about going for your dreams and being okay that your dreams change. My dream of being an FBI agent changed. But that's okay. But it's about fighting hard for who you know you can be..
"barbie" Discussed on The Lowe Down with Kevin Lowe
"Of an accounting lifestyle, but I wanted the excitement of law enforcement. In my mind, it was the chasing the bad guys and going after, you know, solving these exciting crimes and puzzles and putting together all this information that to me was what excited me. And I think when I went into law enforcement, obviously, the Secret Service is a completely different side. You're protecting The White House and you're protecting the president of the United States and his family. And I knew all this going in, but it's not as exciting as it sounds, training was super exciting, but the job in itself was not as exciting as it sounded because honestly you're bored unless something bad is happening and you don't want something bad to be happening because that means they're trying to break into The White House or they're going after the president of the United States, and that's not good. So it's this conflicted mentality working for the secret. You want something exciting to happen, but then that means your life and everybody else's life around you is at risk. Yeah, so I'm sitting here thinking so basically it's like watching NASCAR. It's only exciting when the rat cap. Exactly. You are, oh my gosh, that is the perfect example of what it's like to work at the Secret Service..
"barbie" Discussed on Mouse and Weens
"Someone waited in the bottom of my driveway for me to come back out of my house. You're speeding in this particular again. I live by all these old people. So if you go over thirty miles an hour day. They shake their fist to you okay. Two hundred talk of the town. This is turning on me isn't it what. Yeah your view near were you bucked the line. You ripped i. Can i say this. Publicly secrets i know she replied. No i bumped a bumper of a truck. No it was the mirror ripped off. You ripped it off. I was there. And i saw hanging on there. I don't think you're remembering the i remember. Everything correctly seemed to stories just to okay. We're turning left on a light over. In little italy. In san diego and joel thought i would just wait. What was it exactly trying to get you to the airport. Yes we're late to the airport. And waiting i bumped his bumper i out of the line and it hit the side of my car bumper. I saw hanging review mares. Maybe that's in my mind but that was mom. The biker drunk up in hillcrest and he knocked my rear view mirror off and it was hanging by the wires to that story because that was angry. Baker where he went he was drunk. He ran into my side view. Mirror after i picked up from the airport and knocked it off. It was hanging by the wires. I think this is what you're thinking of. And he continued on and mom had gotten sick. She had a fever. She was like delirious. She jumped out of my car..
"barbie" Discussed on Mouse and Weens
"It's sad that i have no one to share stories with anymore that shares the same childhood. I called you. And i said joe. You're my only sibling and we have childhood stories to share. And you said yes so. Let's share jobless stories. I know it's true. We only can relate to each other. Nobody else has had our exact childhood. Yes and i don't want to alienate now. I know that people Because i'd like to also ask. Did anybody sing the song. Nine to five on a fisher record player because my sister and i did also we had a little area garage that our parents converted into play area. Like one fort worth. And that's where the magic happened such as barbies. That's right hanging nine to five. What do you remember. I remember our male cat Marking our barbie house sweat and we didn't know and so i always had this weird smell of cat urine that we could never quite place and everything was sticky. When we play with it was ashes. Yeah right down to the slipper that we used as the car. Because we didn't have enough money to buy the barbie car so we push him around and slippers and they would sleep in kleenex boxes. And i think they're tables. Were their little pizza. Box holder uppers. You know those little plastic round things. Oh yes box. Geez that was. That was our barbie houses very ghetto. It was built with the plywood. I think dad made it dad built. I didn't notice the difference. Did you will. yes oh no. It's when someone else had. Yeah when you go over to you. Know cindy garrisons house. And she has the little elevator with the little string. I was so yeah. That would remember. Someone had that afghan dog boy. Did that get me. We had that it would be like a dead rat that we pulled around here. Kids your decapitated barbies. Reused the hair. Put it on a stranger's barbies. I started cutting their hair giving them mohawks and holidays hunk phase. Sorry goodell in joa. We are all a little bits and pieces of who we are. Don't you feel like you're still a little bit of a gothic heart. I'm your fancy sweatsuit. Sometimes i do rebel. I found myself was doing the other day. Oh it's all this back to school business. So i'm taking the kids back to school and it's like standing this line. Do this thing. I go here you have to do this. And i'm kinda like tom. My kids like elbowing them like. We don't have to do that..
"barbie" Discussed on Mouse and Weens
"In weans. We're here again. It's been a while. Oh my goodness. We're rolling a little on the busy side. First of all. I'm joel mouse. I'm the way fee. Mom went down in india ago. Wife wife me man waif. I'm not wife i'm single and free 'em weans of in. La you were gonna say something. I cut you off. go ahead. no my stomach rumbling. I'm sorry. I heard her background noises. I need my fig newton. My morning a figure doing a pause for fig. Hey what interesting. Because i okay. My next door neighbor. Ernie who you've probably heard about. Now why do you. It sounds like you're saying not it's earn d. Because i found out that was his real name. I've just been calling him ernie. He's his whole time. I like earning. it's cute. I just found out. He's good at well. We'll call mirny anyway. Ernie dairy was again with his. I through the pots. You know. we'll we'll show a photo but He puts seattle i through his pots. And hello julianne. And i look over. And he wanted one of my weed slash flowers to plant in his garden. So i dug it up for him i gave it to him and then i stepped on a fig ladies and gentlemen i had a fig on my foot this morning big so you said fig newton i love you. Oh that's good speaking figs. We have a million of them popping up in our little orchard up in the upper part of our yard. And i looked up what to do with fix because dave marash problem i know said i love figs. We need to grow them all. I'm like you don't love figs. He said yeah. I do i do. I'm like how do you eat figs. He didn't really know he's like well. I've had them before. And i looked it up. It's mostly as a topping on pizza salad with shudo with weird stinky cheeses like. How do you like your figs. what are you do. I just talked to ernie about this and he said you put sugar on it like jam. Oh okay you're not. Well no what do you mean squash it out on a piece and sugar on it and that's as far as our language because then you knew we had to record and you can side good girl late okay. So let's get onto our Topics and whatnot. I know we have a little fun schedule today. We're going to be talking about road rage so for those of you that are hanging in there. You can skip all this bs. Small talks and go to the road rage. Part or are you can hang out and talk with us and get to know us because we're hilarious rent. Listen and she said you guys are so cute. There was a lot of like small talk in the beginning. And i wanted to know what we're getting into so it's funny because there's different camps of people. Hey listeners right into us and let us know what camp are you. We wanna know if you are the type that likes to be a fly on the wall and hear conversations and be part of this like friend talk. Which is my goal in podcast. That's what i love. I love just listening to people. Chat jewels you go to learn things you go for Improvement and learning and interesting stories domestic abuse crime..
"barbie" Discussed on Thought Row
"That's just the way it is. I think it's exciting for the trades because dead I think that they're going to come up there, there's going to be a lot of people coming that are going to bring some really unique mindset, some skills, right? I also think that there could be even more financial opportunity in the trades, because there is a lap, right? Right now. I honestly think that the like, the already high-paying positions, the skilled trades. I think they're going to pay even more. Yeah. Well next is going to be there's such a demand form you know you share it really interesting things with this and I'm kind of interested is there ever been a welding project that you really wanted to do but you just haven't quite achieved the technical skill to make it happen. Nope. It goes back to unless I will see you then for the whole rest of my life. I will never stop learning right. There are a lot of people in welding that have forgotten more than I've ever known, but anything I've ever wanted to do? I just I'm a Problem. Solver at home. I am I figure it out what project? Then have you derived the most pleasure in doing? Oh gosh all of them. But this one I'm working on. Currently, the Tradesman has brought me the most joy and satisfaction they they all do. They all bring me, joy? I don't do anything. That doesn't make my heart sing, but this one here, because it honors the men and women that have come before me, that have worked in the skilled trades and it's going to create awareness around the possibilities and the opportunities and the skilled trades. It makes me want to cry. Everytime, I think about it with joy that I get to be the person that gets to make this. You know, this is going to shape so many people's lives when I get done with them. I yeah, absolutely. You know, I was looking over my questions and I think the one that I read really liked asked us as a woman. What advice would you give other women that wage Like to pursue a career as a welder. Go for a. Oh my gosh. Go for it. Just do you ever find yourself in a place where you're not treated with love and respect? You know, remove because there are places that are there are still there, sexism everywhere, I mean, men can't be nurses. I mean like there's sexism for men too. It's not just that whether it's in a career or anywhere in your life. If you're not being treated with the love and respect that you deserve which is all of the love and respect, then just kick rocks and go find a place where you do and that's that's really good advice and I generally if it fits with what you said, earlier about gender and talent, it's there is no, you're talented, no matter what gender you are at that point, you know. I've heard a lot of people have said that women make better tig welders because they have better hand-eye coordination. Now whether that's true or not, I'm not sure but I definitely have heard it from several people. Well you know, there is a lot of birth That in fact, when it comes to assembling really fine, little electronic components and stuff, women had the Finesse and they have smaller fingers and they have the Finesse and they can abstract think and they can make page things happen. So, yeah, I mean, there's women have finessed that a lot of times men don't have a man will a man will pick up a bigger Hammer. A woman will pick up a wrench and you took a hammer. Yeah, I knew you were maybe the quick answer, where do you see yourself in five years? There's no quick answer for this. One thing I definitely plan on creating a TV show around, honoring the skilled trades and the Tradesman and the artists that they are. These I will be in a larger shop but I don't know what that I'll be in. So the states can start arm wrestling over me now, and just working with clients all over the world, to create masterpieces that make my heart really happy. Well, that's an interesting people to go into the trades. I mean, I can I can keep going. No, I think what you did is I think that's a perfect answer and if there's any governors of any particular state that would like to get rid of tax credits for relocating, your shop. Please do not hesitate to call Barbie or any gray or grants are always. Welcome. I love you. Thank you so much, okay, so now we're going to ask you a question that we've been asking all of our guests which is if you could sit on a park bench and chat with anyone from the Past, who would it be. Nikes? What a great question. Yeah, we told you we'd like to give you the questions, I think it's phenomenal. I think it's better that. I don't know. I like the off-the-cuff, right. I think it's, there's more creativity. There's more Purity and more sincerity there. It's not by rote. Gosh, I feel like feel like Marcus Aurelius would suck. Would be the person I want to sit down with us. Very interesting and a great answer Jerry of excellent answer at the Barbie. That's one of the better answers. We've had absolutely awful good. I don't wear a slight anybody they've all been really good but they all have the opportunity to think about it for several days, you had to pull that one up pretty quickly from your memory foam. That's that is an excellent answer. Bravo on that one. Very good. You know, we'd have to wrap this up, but I have to say, you have been a fantastic guests, you're not only very creative but you're very intelligent in the way. You think about things, I can see how you construct things by welding and being creative that way. But your your mind is quick and you you do real abstract thinking, no, no, both right? We really appreciate, we really appreciate you being a guest. Yeah, so I'm I'm deeply honored that you guys would take your time and want to talk with me. Thank God. So much. Oh, you're welcome. We see great things for your feet, you've already created great things but you're probably your career is just starting. It's going to really take really Blossom even more. Yeah. I mean people will listen to this podcast to learn about you and they can take some of the courses and things that you've created on YouTube or certainly learn more about you. Exactly. And also, I'll let everyone know if you want to know more about Barbie, the welder will have links for Barbie in the show notes and also under the show guests tab on thought rope podcast.com. So everyone can learn more about her and please connect with her and social media and check out our website. Barbie, thank you. You're absolutely a great guest and kind of excited to walk you to share some. Yeah really interesting anecdotes about your creative life. It's an honor guys. Thank you kindly. Okay. Bye-bye. Bye-bye I'm really glad you tuned in today. We hope you enjoyed the thoughts and ideas. We shared with you. We post a new podcast every week. So remember to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don't miss an episode. So it's bye for now from my husband rod, and I wishing.
"barbie" Discussed on Thought Row
"Exactly. Okay. I have to ask this one more question, is it going to be a male or a female? Then it is a mail at this time. My mission, My Hope Is that and it's a discussion that we've had is that I will be able to make a female next year. Oh, cool. You don't have a partner. Yeah, when we look at the trades as a whole, I believe we're looking at around 5%, women are in the trade. So my initial design was to create a man first because that does represent the largest portion of the trades. Yeah. But I also spoke to them early on about creating a female so that when women look at that sculpture, they can see themselves working in the trades until we show case. Women in the trades, women won't be able to see themselves in the trades. Know, you know, we know women that are the trades. We actually worked with some drywallers that were to walk. And they had a nice drywalling business and boy, could they tape, and they knew how to slap mud on. It was kind of like their baking, a cake. You know? There is an arch. It isn't because that's true. Absolute art. Yeah. Cause I mean we've had to do it, ourselves, and believe me. It's more fun to watch somebody else to do it. And say, I grew up doing that working with my dad, who was a jack-of-all-trades. My parents bought a hundred year old farm house, I was about ten years old and each year, we would remodel a different room. And so I was I was a drywall lift. And, oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Apparently you can rent. One of them things for 15 box. Yeah. I just learned to have like four or five years ago. I'm like, are you kidding me? He goes it. Builds character. Well, you also must have had to do a little electrical work and you had to do some trimming little bit afraid. I think he did most of the framing I definitely did electrical. I did Plumbing, I did the drywall. I actually put in phones help Run phone lines in the home. So they'll page me. No kidding. But you know, all of those things are all those different kinds of tasks have led you to becoming more used to using tools off and making things happen with tools, right? Yes. Absolutely. So true. And you know, I was thinking back to when you're talking about your sculpture with the shoe that weighs eight pounds and took my question is, is welding physically demanding for you? Yes, it is. How do you prepare for that? It's joyful, right? Like, you don't work out and it's hard work to do home work out. But when you're done, it feels really good, right? And so it's a similar situation as that and how do I prepare? I just do it the day before I get a is everyday right? Always staying fit. Yeah yes, yeah I think eating well probably is a huge help that for I guess all all year long. But I've always been pretty like I love candy and I eat or ropes and love ice cream and also eat really healthy most of the time so that I don't feel bad. If I took a couple under drugs, good balance, that's a Palestine about balance, right? Yeah you know when we had our previous chat with you we talked a little bit about horseshoes and the Book Project how did that come to be? Oh my gosh, that's interesting. So, early on, when I created my art, I was looking at people's thoughts are on Pinterest and Google and I was seeing what people was doing and I was creating it. I was like looking at it and then figuring out and problem-solving. How they made it and that would make it myself. And I got into a couple of horseshoe projects that were really cool. I found a horseshoe wine rack that I thought was really neat and easy and so I made it a friend. Came into my shop and took pictures. And he's amazing photographer, which it's he's part-time photographer, but he's an amazing photographer. And I posted a picture on Pinterest and it went viral. And to this day, I thou'd ended up with, like 12,000 likes on it or wine rack. My wife will come up, but what had happened was somewhere during that time of it going viral. Publishing Company saw that and approached me through email and asked me if I could write a book. Now, I had been approached about someone giving me a well during the week before that was just kind of Hocus and I'm not sure exactly what the endgame on that was but I you know I for a little bit thought they were going to give me a welder so that I could promote them and I just did not happen. So when I got the email for the book publishing, I thought that was also hocus. Oh my gosh. And so they said, can you write a book? And when they first approached me, they said, 25 horseshoe projects. Now, of course, said, yes. Because I'm the kind of person that says, yes and figures it out later. But I did also thought it was a joke, then they came back and smoking. You do a book with Thursday Horseshoe Project. Sounds like, of course I can and still thinking it's hocus and then they sent a document for me to sign and I signed them sent it back and still thought it was Baptist and then they sent me a check, is it Downstream? That was not hocus. So, I was in awe. I was in a little bit of shock English as my worst subject in school. I've always struggled with it and now I've got to write this book because I've got money. Yeah. And so, I actually Googled like the parts of a book, like I don't know. I've never written book before, you know, I'm pretty sure I got kicked out of a couple English classes in high school and just woke And I struggled in high school, I was very intelligent but just struggled, but English was just not a subject that I cared anything for. And so I didn't even know I had a Google with an index was in a forward and like all the things and sat down and wanted to get back to welding. But knew I needed to do this project and so I gave myself forty hours a week, right? And they told me I had to write 25000 words. Oh, and then I had a I think it was a 15%. I could go either way over under 15% off about no sorry 10% over under. So in forty hours I wrote 23500 words. Took 420 pictures and welded 30 horseshoe projects created and founded the Horseshoe projects. So that I had him, he had to invent those things. So I, I definitely bit off more than I could chew with that, but that situation dead? Many, many others that I've faced throughout my career, as an artist was death ground, it's you say, yes you don't know how you're going to do, what you're saying, you're going to do but once you say, yes, you have to figure it out and so that death ground is its success or the death of your, you know, your reputation or your career. And so I found through that that one I thrive on death row off into, it's a great way to motivate music. Yeah, it's a great figure it out later. Oh, you're very resourceful, let you know, a little secret that a lot of people go about me. I would have never graduated from high school if it wasn't for shop classes. Oh oh, that's so relatable. Yeah, I mean, it was so relatable shot, metal shop. I mean the the the Russian both and I didn't spend too much time they'd electrical shop raided too much of that. And the same, with the same situation you had with your father. My father, literally rebuilt, our house built a second birth. You next her house and I grew up pounding Nails, holding up a wall, only rope, and all that kind of stuff. So it does make you more resourceful. I mean, I think that's why you're creative one.
"barbie" Discussed on This is Today
"Make this unique. It's tuesday march ninth. Twenty twenty one. I'm russ and here's what you need to know about today. Well first of all it's national barbie day and it's because it's barbies birthday so i'm gonna talk about this one over in the events so i know i know you want here. I know we'll get to just relax. Don't worry we'll talk about barbie. I know it's exciting. So we'll we'll get there. It's also national meatball day today. See you know you're excited about barbie but camman. Who's not excited about meatballs right well okay. There's actually meatballs. They came from an unknown source. We don't know not like mystery meat like you know some of the meeting certain stores no. It is unknown because literally everybody has some sort meatballs in their cuisine. Like the italians right. the swedes. The spanish the dutch the greek the south africans middle eastern every cuisine. That you can think of maybe not french. I don't know. I don't know if there's a french meatball but every cuisine that's out there pretty much has some sort of meatball so we don't actually know exactly who's got the claim to fame on a meatball says. So yeah what we do know is the biggest meatball and who has the claim to fame of that. Okay here we go. In two thousand seventeen a one thousand seven hundred and seven pound and eight ounces. Meatball went to the italian american club of hilton head. Yes so there is your big meatball. I'm just wondering how they cooked it without drying it out. I always have that problem with balls. It's a difficult thing for me to try to cook and not try them out. I can't imagine making seventeen hundred pound meatball and it. Actually you know having that taste all the way through and not being completely dry. The people that had it well. They said it was a little spicy. So there you go They made a spicy meatball as they like to say Eh it's napping day is well so if i just put you to sleep with that previous story than it is okay but it's not okay for you to take a ten minute nap like i suggested earlier Five ten minutes is actually not a good amount of time to nap. You want to hit at about thirty minutes but not more than sixty so take a nap. Somewhere between thirty and sixty minutes and you're good at actually refreshes you. It reduces your sleepiness. Improves your learning aids memory formation and regulates your emotions but those short ones may do nothing now they just make you want more sleep so skip the five minute nap and just have a thirty minute. Just go for it. Why not what else are you gonna do. It's we're still in pandemic zone here all right when we come back we will talk about our events for today and we're gonna play a little trivia for trivia tuesday. You know i wish for audio gramley. It's fantastic for the podcast. I use it every single day. I love grammar early. And you know what there's a link in the podcast description for you to click and you can try graham early it basically. It's like you know having your own editor. So click the link in the description and out gramley all right and welcome back as i mentioned earlier. I know you've been like reading on this like the end of your seat. They're just waiting to Now it's barbie birthday today. Yeah born in nineteen fifty nine on this day. Her full name. Barbara roberts engineer that worked to create barbie used to work for the pentagon. So you know. Maybe there's maybe barbies are little spies. We don't know but what we do know is it does have kind of a weird body shape i if barbie like you know was actually five foot nine and weighed one hundred ten pounds. She'd be underweight by about thirty five pounds. She actually came out with a book. She didn't because she's a doll. In one thousand sixty five along with barbie. There was a book called how to lose weight which included tips. Like don't eat okay. Well Yeah happy birthday to barbie born on this day. Also born on this day in a way the ford mustang. It began production on this day in nineteen sixty four. And you know. I think i'm gonna bring on randy from driving with randy. Hey randy how you doing. i'm fantastic. How are you doing. Russ thank you for having me back. I'm so glad to have you back. And you know since. I'm talking about the mustang production today. I don't want to play a little trivia with you randy or are you cool with that heke alec stewart. Love it all right. So we're gonna talk about the mustang here. The mustang of course was famous. Were that nine minute chase scene in the movie bullet but what i wonder randy was a mustang ever in a james bond movie. I'm gonna go with no. It did not believe it or not. It did i was. I was kinda surprised by that. I don't remember the mustang. Being in james bond movies and then i looked further. It was actually two movies. They did it in gold finger and they did it in diamonds forever. Now gold for your came out in nineteen sixty four. They used a white convertible with a red interior and guess what totally product placement ford. The bond people to put that in there. So that's why they haven't. Yeah exactly all right. So let's take a look at question number two here. Yeah for you know. There's been all kinds of various colors. some people love the yellow mustang. But in the beginning there was a pink mustang available. They came actually two shades of pink in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven dusk inc and another pink. What was that other pink called. I'm gonna go with hot pink. So i'm gonna give it to you because it's playboy pink turnoff. That was a sponsor as well. But i thought balance little did all right. How about this. We've got one final question for you in twenty twenty one. Why can't you take a ford mustang through the taco bell drive thru and order a mexican pizza. I'm going to go where i don't even have date. Okay it's because they impeach discontinue decided to mess with the last question. Throw you off a little bit. Hey i know you stop by taco bell on occasion on your podcast. Can you tell everybody a little your two year anniversary. It's coming up in april april first two year. My podcast is coming up. Started from my car. We're still in the car. Do lot of adventures every week on the driving with randy podcasts. Everybody they treat you. Do go check that out. I'll put a link in the description. So you can find randy's podcasts. All right on this date in nineteen eighty-one. Dan rather became the primary anchor of cbs news. Dan rather interesting stories that he was born in texas. He bounced around texas for a bit Newspapers radio tv moved up the ranks. He reported on the jfk facination. One year later he was cbs. White house correspondent okay. Here's the interesting thing he was actually. He was attacked in one thousand nine hundred eighty six with a pair of assailants. Who kept repeating kenneth the frequency that led to the rem song. What's the frequency. Kenneth.
"barbie" Discussed on Girl At The Game
"So I just want to put it preface this by saying when we did our Superbowl predictions in the very early season, I think before the season started I said the Steelers were going to win. So I want everyone to take this with a grain of salt. We didn't talk about this at all, but I didn't get a chance to brag to our our teams channel that might as many of the Season my Super Bowl prediction was spot-on except I predicted Chiefs over Tampa Bay, but that was the only difference. So your house or your match up with right, but your winter was wrong. I winter was wrong. And I also predicted Travis Kelce to fall out and like I was pumped about that. But as for hockey game like take my prediction and literally take it through your head and outrun, you know, I see them making it to the Conference Finals. I do worry if they make it to the Stanley Cup, I mean, it's crazy. They could have he could have a Bruins Maple Leafs Stanley Cup. I just I worry about seems like the lightning like the Avalanche just that they're so strong there. So complete that. I don't know if I can get by them with the team they have right now, but I do feel confident in saying on February 24th that they will make the Conference Finals again. I'm very bad at predictions. They never remotely go my way. So please take that with a grain of salt and do not come after me if they don't even make the playoffs because I didn't I don't want to try to drink them or anything but dead. Seeing how they played the first half of the Season 40% of the Season whatever we're at. Now. I'm feeling like this is at least a Conference Finals team there. Like I said there a piece or two away from being a complete team, but I think that Conference finals are are my final answer. All right. Well before we wrap up we like to ask all of our guests and I say this knowing full well that like the last three guests. We have totally dropped the ball on this which is phenomenal us but we like to ask our guest for their last question their favorite sports memory.
"barbie" Discussed on Girl At The Game
"I'm not going to start her vacation off at this bad mojo here like a wallow in it myself and I think yeah, I think Alex and I had I think we were like nine and o or like eight an hour or something covered games together after that Bruins win streak just was that was that was like all you and me and then it was so funny that it was like Sean was on a game and I didn't even want to mention it. I just was kind of watching from afar and then I saw they lose and that Sean's doing the notes and the rap not like that's pretty funny. I don't know that's weird to me. But hey, I mean like still like wage we have like two losses between the two like we're still ride in the South. This is a run and I think only ones a regulation loss which is the one I did so my it's really not that bad still and I guess she was having three regulation losses and US accounting for one of them when we do the coverage isn't all that bad. So I'm going to take it and I'm going to ride this right to the Stanley Cup Final where they will go and we're things will be normal birth. Then we'll be on site again. It's going to be going to be fantastic. But seriously, like they really are playing so well and it's been a joy to like have a break from Celtics coverage when I get thrown on Bruins games because I don't know what they're starting to feel like they have that type of chemistry that can make them help them make another one of those deep runs that we've kind of grown like a costume to every year but last season the season just got squandered right and it just like got weird in the bubble and all that momentum. They built in the season was just lost but this year kind of feels a little more reminiscent of their Stanley Cup run a few years ago to me and especially with stuff like this. It's like Lake Tahoe trip. Let's start there. It was so fun just to watch a show up in ninety s gear just like it's fun. Like they did it with the when they did the Winter Classic when they showed peaky blinders gear like it's it's just a lot of fun and it kind of gets like the the dog And set for the game beforehand. I was like, oh no way. The Bruins are losing this game just the scenery alone and that came with beautiful the sunset and just the mountains and the trees and the lake. It was just like they need to do this every year with or without fans. Cuz that was just unbelievably amazing and then the game itself. I mean I expected a lot of goals, but I didn't think it would be so one-sided. I know that the Bruins have not lost to the Flyers this year, but I was like one of these days they're going to lose like they're not going to win all eight games. They very well may at this point, they're five and O against them, but it was just a lot of goals David pastrnak as clearly as healthy as he's ever been the team's clicking and they're doing it without well, they did it without Kevin Miller and Matt grzelcyk wage not having grzelcyk was huge cuz they missed his pocket movement. They saw that in 2019 in the Stanley Cup Final and he was out with a concussion for those couple of games..
"barbie" Discussed on Movin 92.5
"What happened? It's just like two people Bond over hating kids, and then suddenly they hate each other. I don't get where I've heard of love fest on our show. But this is our first hate fest. I think for sure are you guys enjoy this or you? Are you actually angry? The other times that we were in the car together? Are you mad that I let a pedestrian have the right away? Or should I just run him over with that turns you on Come on, please. You know what? No. Honestly go yourself. Loser. I don't mean just Oh, my God. Okay. You know what? Here's what? Here's one for the road. You should call me Tell because you're those think Barbie's old Barbies Jealous now, Okay? Yeah. Quit while you're ahead on E. I want this conversation to continue so we could listen forever. I do need to stop down and ask for real quick if the two of you would like to continue insulting each other. Or in person and will pay for that. Would you like to go out? Barbie? Yeah. You couldn't pay me You couldn't pay me. Uh oh. Now he's burning up because we don't have enough money way were. Yeah. Good one. Eddie. I feel like you two are too similar to go out. But I do need to ask for legal purposes. Would you like to go out on another date with any eye? That's the hard no hard? No, but what I am gonna do after the phone calls. I'm gonna buy a cute little cactus and name it after Eddie because Oh, God. Don't come in already. Oh, do me next that you're like a cloud because when the clouds disappear and becomes a beautiful day, you're a plow. Wow. All right. Oh, Yeah. If you're going to insult somebody, maybe don't go with your cloud. No good. All of you..