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Oakland Athletics Extend Winning Streak to 11 Games
"The oakland athletics are rolling. But any winning streak usually contains at least one comeback. Maybe two or yesterday the as pull up one of the best comebacks. You're going to see this year against the twins. The two sides hammered away at each other for nine innings. Lead changing hands repeatedly. It was ten all going into extra innings and then in the top of the tenth inning byron buxton came to the plate of the twins first pitch swing a fly ball left center field and deep beckett goes deep. It goes and gone adding to that day. What was good is now even better a tenth inning. Two run blast from buxton and the twins have a twelve ten lead in the tent at the coliseum court on the treasure island baseball network so the twins you feeling good about it at that point Salvaging the last game of this series than oakland. Athletics loaded the bases against alex column. May of the tenth inning two outs and this happened here comes the old one pitch weekly hit on the right side to his left. The rookie bubbles it drops it does blakenhorn kicks it. Everybody is safe chap at his home. It's a twelve game so oakland with a faint heartbeat. Dad point he thought the game was over. but no ramon on came to the plate. Had a heck cabinet bad. He's fallon off. Pitches left and right and then this happened and the one to swung bounce. The third base arise has it across the field. He throws away. He throws it away as one at capital hall to errors in the by. Wins at the as winning streak. Is that eleven incredible
Hisham Matar Reads Colm Tibn
"Heike sean lowe deborah so the last time that we were doing this together we talked about shakespeare's memory by bore. His one minus one is a very different story a very different kind of story. What draws you to it. Well story. I love but it's also. I wanted to choose a story that i had read in the magazine and remember vividly the the encounter with us and it just affected me very very deeply and a for how simple it is. It is in very subtle ways. It's about such complex things. And i think for that reason over the years since i read it occasionally fought back on it and found more and more layers than us with the stories about a man from ireland living in the us who returns home As his mother is dying. And you've also written in fiction and nonfiction about exile about the loss of a parent about estrangement. There's something in the subject matter that speaks to you or is it more in the writing. Come tobin does that very well in his work at something that he manages to open up. That's space of ruthlessness that has touched very very much. So i'm sure. I'm sure there's a connection. I also have a very slightly embarrassing our relationship to ireland and to irish literature that i think has made me susceptible to us. Don't be embarrassed embarrassing. Because when i was seventeen years old i had come under the influence of all these great irish writers felt so drunk by their brilliance beckett's and enjoys keats and and i thought this is got to be a magical place having never been to ireland knowing nothing about ireland except those writers and i made a promise to myself seventy that where i go to ireland. Must kiss the ground. And i'm not fond of kissing the ground general for that reason to stay true to by seventeen year old self. I never went to ireland. I avoid until. I was shortlisted for a prize. My first book and the price was being judged by a writer that i admire took. Healy passed away a few years back and the mc for the prize was going to be calm toibin. So i thought. I can't miss that i must go and And it was magical but to negotiates kissing the ground. When i got off the airplane. I pretended as though i was betting tiber shoelace and kissed my finger and touch the ground. I thought that's a good compromise. But you know from that trip. Really a group of irish rises dirk mitch and roddy doyle and a few other writers of took me really embraced me and made me feel very welcome and i had such a natural connection and correspondence with them that has stretched for a long time to to this day. And i think it's got to be connected in part at least to some of the experiences that irish writers have gone through sadly whether it's censorship or exile and so they felt they felt very close to me an uber reading these irish writers. Seventeen year old. You were in egypt. I was in cairo My family had left libya but seven years before then and certainly for me. Then there were the most powerful reading experience. If you want to call it does in the english language. Partly because of what i was into but also i think because of what we're
Evanta Malbec 2019
"We've got a very inexpensive wine. The vonda e. v. a. n. t. a. mullebeck twenty nineteen from mendoza argentina. It's from all d. And of course it sells for four dollars and forty nine cents four fifty. They found a way to get a penny under that much. So there you go so it's very cheap wine ma back from mendoza's good. I mean they have a ton of mullebeck rape. There's been years all over the place. You're doing a young lines. Twenty nine thousand nine vintage those wines are plentiful. Those grapes are plentiful so to get a good wine from there isn't unexpected. This puts this wine in at four forty nine this puts in this in the two buck. Chuck charles shaw category. Because he got to pay importer and they got to ship it up margin tina to plug chuck house. We central coast california. It's a little bit. There's some cost associated there that are savings so so i didn't know what to expect with it and it's actually pretty good. It's not a complicated one. What what you get is what you get up bra. It's all the way through the wine put. It's not bad taste is pretty good. It's got some toasty vanilla oak things going on which is which is oak barrel flavoring and at four dollars and forty nine cents. I doubt if they entry used barrels they are kind of expensive. And there's no room in poor forty nine wind for that and there's other ways you can get oak flavoring in and at four for you. Don't care been whatever way they used to get that labor there. It's much appreciate emmett. Take a sip. It's kinda smooth. It's scannel medium bodied. it's got really rich. Black cherry flavor scott. Some black pepper's sop spice. Maybe maybe some cranberry towards the end of it. You know no midfeld like that but it does taste good. It's four forty nine people in europe place where they drink wine bottle wine with their every meal every lunch. Dinner only moved a couple of euros for those those wives. I mean they're made go with know. Pay four forty nine for their wines. So you know when you think about that. You shouldn't be surprised when a wine that's very expensive tastes pretty good and and not being complex. This would go with burgers pizza. You know chicago got we have als beep beep or for tillers would another place where struggled to have this one rack that would make make gay ordinary a dinner even better minute drinks fight on its own. Sometimes food. wine doesn't drink that great because it's not meant to drink graves spent bear with putin and this actually from four forty nine kind of handles both things. If there's a lot of mullebeck some good wineries and argentina the entry level mullebeck. That are really good. And i wouldn't put this up there with the best of the wineries foot as a four forty nine mall beckett actually is fine. I mean if you're at a budget you know you're having a party four bottles of this for twenty bucks in home. People are not going to complain. You ask you how much the wind class golan's guessing four fifty good
How Sports Trading Cards Went from Hobby to Asset Class
"So dan. i want you to help. Explain exactly how wild this year has been for sports cards with an example and that example that sticks out to me and shocks me every time i consider it. Is this record setting. Mike trout card. Can you tell me a little bit about the card itself. So it's a it's a two thousand nine bowman chrome super factor dan. Hey ducky is a writer and researcher for espn and a card collector. Himself it's got autograph on a autograph on grated. Basically there are three companies professionals Authenticator beckett s g c they grade. How perfect on a scale of one to ten a. Carter's so this might trump card is a nine so it's pretty. It's pretty close to perfect but the autograph is greeted at ten. So it's really close to perfect card can awesome. It's a trap route card also on top of that. It's a one of one so there is only one of these in existence yet. It's so interesting because mike trout in public is like a semi anonymous celebrity like a lot of fans casual fans and sports. Even don't really know him. But this card this one of one card with the perfect autograph. What did actually go for went for nine. hundred million. A new record has been set for the most valuable baseball card in history. Somebody paid three point. Nine million dollars for this mike trout rookie card. I know that when joe maddon was confronted with the information that he had a player who's card solta that much giving like. How much does the mona lisa goes for. Wow i'm into art. That puts him right up there with the mona. lisa's self. For what what is anything by a davinci or wow that is. That's that's pretty. That's pretty phenomenal. And it's actually. It's like yeah. I mean that's disappear question. And what was the previous record holder in terms of the most valuable card that had ever been sold at auction. The previous holy grail. Was you know the the honus wagner keys who six said turn of the century the twentieth century like early nineteen hundreds heart on. It's such a lower behind it. That's not happening with mike trump there. There's no incredible backstory to have his card exists. It's it's modern. It's not easy to obtain but it's not it's not like tobacco card that was pulled from from production really what happened to wagner was once thought is that wagner didn't like that he was being used his likeness is being used to sell tobacco the kids so he objected a pulled the card from production and that was that the other less known school of thought is that wagner he wouldn't be compensated for his likeness so he objected because he wouldn't be paid and the facts the truth which is a i like this story better it would be the like the earliest flexing of brand autonomy. It is remarkable what you say though the difference between his honus wagner card which does like looking at it. I'm looking at it right now on my screen. It's like this historical american artifacts that reminds me of like a daguerreotype from like the civil war or something it looks important and ancient and the trout card. The fact that this object can be worth more than any other thing that came before in modern times and the guy who sold this. Mike trout card dan for this terrifyingly large amount is a man named ken golden. So tell me a little bit more about him. What's the business that guy runs. Golden is ken. Golden golden auctions diammonium. Sins loan out nike sneaker. How much does that they work can in your eyes to me. It's definitely a six-figure iconic piece it is the most famous pair of sneakers in the world. Then he remains arguably the most renowned auction house for remember billion sports
JRPG Report Episode 144 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Black First Details - burst 02
"Hello friends welcome back to the show. This is the g. rpg. Report episode one hundred and forty five little bit weird this week and we knew it was going to be with christmas eve falling on our normal release date and of course christmas the next day and there must situation My little girl's birthday being the day after christmas so yeah we get a bang bang. Bang three a craziness there. Obviously just mitt that there was really no time to reporter Record a podcast. Even before christmas was just too hectic so We're recording this on saturday. The twenty seventh just a couple days left in twenty twenty. Goodbye rents But we've got a lot of cool things to talk about today. I kinda wanna wrap up all the stuff that we've missed as it's been nine days since our last pockets. No i'm sorry that's not even right. That is fuzzy. Math is been eleven days since our last podcast. So we've got a few things to go over That have popped off. Since then. And i wanna kinda look look forward to sometime this week. Mean jordan are going to get together and kind of talk about What games we really loud from. Twenty twenty maybe even discussed some Game of the year options and then look forward to twenty twenty one as Right off the bat. We got a bunch of games coming out in the beginning of the first the new year. We got to tell you rods two. You've got bravely default to you've got he's nine And the newly Confirmed for some of five strikers. Just a name The the big big ones I'm sure there'll be others. That will be unfortunately lost in the in the way. So we're going to record that sometime this week and In lieu of any news breaking. I may just make that part of the normal podcast unsure on that. But let's get into it. I hope you guys had a wonderful christmas holiday I didn't have any games that i particularly wanted that. We're already out. So i just kind of asked Asked the parents for Email confirmation that beginning Today risa to when it comes out on january twenty six that was cool and i did end up much too. Many of your delight. Hopefully i'm finally going to take a dive into these series. I picked up. Yee's eight for only twenty dollars on the ps story. I could not refuse as the physical version just refuses to ever go down in price so i figured this was by far the best opportunity. Get in on. What many consider to be a very very good. Jr pg and at some point. I'll be playing. It don't really know when that's going to be but that's enough rambling We did have fell. Calm day Twenty twenty winter addition and we got a few tidbits of information about the new legend of heroes. Toddle kiro no koseki if you notice the thumbnail for this Podcast are the two newest main characters is a third as well but these They dig use some high-rise resolution images of the to unsure why the third one was kind of like ashaari pow We'll get you later but still no names for these two characters but we do have a bit of information stuff. You see that image. There's a couple other on our facebook and twitter feed of those two characters while they are. I say have that trails feel to them. I do kind of agree with what president condo said last time that at mediate Glance they don't appear to be trails characters. And i believe that lies in the fact that they are from calvert So they're going to look a little bit different and we'll talk about that in just a little bit. These illustrations were drawn by katsumi. Nama and the other characters are from alcom. Like i said the character's names were not announced to this game is coming out sometime in twenty twenty one in japan so those were the images. There were some other ones as well. If you'd like to see all those. I did put up a slide show video on our youtube channel. So you can check those out if you don't feel like clicking through pictures of via the website here is what we do know and i will just read this to you as this is the about for the new age of heroes karoo new koseki beyond the blue sky ahead of flashing light a land. A dawning resides cuba. There's no spoilers going on in here. This is all preliminary stuff in the news story arc. So we don't have to worry about that type of stuff the ladder this latter half of the trails. There is about to begin. The setting moved to the calvert republic in two thousand and twenty one foul calm release. Legend heroes kernigan the latest entering the trail serious as its fortieth anniversary rumors of work. The calvert nation is a multi ethnic nation experiencing unprecedented economic growth. Brought about by post war reparations. In a corner of the capital of a huge nation were immigration issues bringing about political instability. Okay well maybe. There are some spoilers in here okay. let's just get to the best. I'm sorry i read that. And i didn't think about it until just now okay. The command style action time bow system. You didn't previous trails. Titles has been revamped and that's going to set up an from a couple people. Let's just see what they said. Seamlessly transitioned from action oriented field battles to turn based commands battle to turn based command battle systems while making use of the unique elements the sixth generation combat or meant would try to pronounce his last time. I'm not sure how it is x. I f. r. x. i. p. h. a. z. Feel in a ballots to evolve from the previous trails titles. Okay so what does that mean. I don't. I don't know i really don't know how to had say seamlessly transition from action oriented field battles to turn based command battle systems I i mean obviously there's a bit of an extra element when you strike the enemies on the field in order to go into the turn based battle i. I need to see this in action to really know what they're even beginning to talk about would just have to wait and see You will feature many elements you laws. It's setting including a topics system which enabled together until such topics by communicating with. Mpc's out towns tra- gate situations in your favor when you act as a spray gun and that is the The character it's basically a detective. But they're calling them spring and alignment flame system. In which characters three alignments great and chaotic fluctuate depending on your own style influencing various status allies and adversaries and even scenario developments please look forward to allege heroes lowest entrance toasters depicted enrich expression by thumbs new original ingen. So that's that's pretty cool Here's what how they set up the situation and I get. I don't wanna get too much into this. The to emit the two people that you see in the image the one is the one call the speaker those are they say sometimes detective somedays negotiators and other days as bounty hunters. They're up for any job from any client. That's pretty cool And then the other one is Say to be a school girl wearing uniform. Prestigious school visits a rundown building located in old town in cowards capital. So that's the setting that's beginning of it. You can check out those images. Like i said there's a third character in the images as well with the two swords on his back and some long hair but we don't have any details. There is a battle scene that shows what looks like to be a craft or an art powering up but that from that snippet it does look to be turn based. So don't i'm so confused as to what to make. But i'm certainly excited about this one. But the lack of details and the promise of something new is leading to some question marks popping up. And i don't necessarily love that idea but it is what it is and until we learn a little bit more. It's just going to be speculation Unfortunately though that wasn't the only bit of information. And i'm sure we'll have a bunch more but Foul calm day twenty twenty winter. Also let us know about and this is not really affecting us as much. But they did. Say that a hatch marco koseki which is the one before this one and after cold steel four Clouded leopard entertainment will release a switch. Pc esteemed version of the game Sometime in summer. Twenty twenty one in japan in asia. I'm nearly positive. That's the same company that handled The transition for coastal three and four to the top of my head. So i came out for. Ps four in japan on august twenty seventh. So you know nearly a year later. They're talking summer to get that Switch pc version now. It handles the asian side of this and i s america handles the translation available. At least they have for the past two games In the cold still series in the west still no confirmation that that translation is ongoing. That have to assume that it is unless it's being handled by other parties I mean exceed did do the first two trills of cold steel games but at imagine that they are going to do this hedge amari as well and as soon as i hear something about that it will happen. It's certainly a good thing that this is happening and It could lead to a speedier at least for these games in the west. But like i said still no information on unfortunately. The last thing that they talked about was not briefly. Mentioned this last time the natto. noca- seki game. That is coming out in japan for For playstation four. This was the old Two thousand twelve least. Psp action rpg though some new details and images kinda showing the ps p version versus the Ps four version of it They're sent opposites gonna run at sixty frames per second on. Ps four with more vibrant graphics. Not being obviously these are things that you'd want to have updated from an old old system user interface options One thing that i thought was very interesting. And i'm not to say what they say. This game is not connected to the trails game. However the main character's name is now utah herschel now you trails players especially cold. Steel will know towa. Her last name is hershal So what they're they say there's no connection but then there's a connection is the protagonist and a boy from that island who attends and academy in saint elise. Those aren't you know aren't names that i recognized the from the trails series so it is very very interesting and i would be would like to know what that connection is at kind of read through it. You can read through the tales. Like i said before i am lower on the percentage scale To say of this game was actually going to make it over here or not. I if i if you say your day is gonna come today out outs. Action say no but would just have to wait and see. The original game did not look super impressive. So this isn't a game that i'm all that excited about to begin with but we'll have to. We'll just have to wait and see if that indeed happens for a lot of switch owners the next. Gop g they will more than likely be picking up is going to be bravely default to gain closer and closer to that february twenty. Sixth rolled wide release date friend square annex released new trailer for it albeit in japanese and have still not seen an english version of this yet so it talks all well. Supposedly it talks about wiz walt. The country established by those mejia's. They did it themselves to studies. The magic research institute But the the real kicker with this one and you can see it. Is this places overgrown. It looks like it was built kind of in the middle of it are on top of a giant tree. And there's just this tree just going right up through entire town is really cool again Trailer is how long was trailer of about three and a half minutes. Like i said in japanese so you can't really tell what's going on but it is kind of cool to see some of the visuals in action Four it but if you're elected shake those game out for yourself you can check out the demo for it It is now live on the east shop and One who feels the demo before its release will even pick up one hundred mine. Intendo platinum points here is the Short official description of the demo experienced the games at risk and reward system character strategy and stunning visuals in the latest braley default to final demo in this demo. The games four men characters are already other journey with jobson abilities at their disposal. I downloaded this. The other night. as if getting the switch away from my kid was hard enough with minecraft previously The kid did pretty good for Christmas and her birthday. And i now had to contend with her own copy of animal crossing so she and my wife can play two switches and who copies of animal crossing so they can will each other's islands. I know she also got the Spyro trilogy which. I really enjoyed those games growing up. So i can't wait to play those with her and relive those moments and she picked up mario maker to so. I'm not seeing that switch for a while. Maybe once she goes to sleep. If i don't have anything to play eck fired that demo. I would like to see how it is shaping up as will If you've got some free time and you're looking for d'you monster hunter rise. There are to say ten videos in total. Let's do a little no here. One two three four seven eight nine ten eleven twelve. There's twelve total. So i check. They were they were released in two packs. I take them all and made them into six long. Because it only about a minute minute long. So if you're one to check out some of the different weapons they go into monster hunter rise. You can do that going from Things like the switch axe gun lance hammer sorted shield heavy light bogue gun. Land is long swords and even the hunting horn. You check all those out over on our youtube channel. J rpg report dot com. You can also see a new second official trailer for the action. Rpg magnum lord Still no western released on this one yet. It is coming out in japan on march. The eighteenth for playstation four and switch said. This is the second trailer for the game. It looks pretty cool. I do hope that they bring this one. Over is from publisher. D three Developer felicia quite heard of them before. But still no word on it. I really hope they bring this over because it does pretty fun but yeah nothing Nothing quite yet. i'll go over some of these ones. That are just videos. There's a fifteen minutes of new footage from christ tales. This is previewing the present and future game play of it Remember this game got pushed back to early. Twenty twenty one. That's just the winner that don't into it's been Hit with a couple delays here lately. Not sure how much. Everything's pandemic related at this point but how much they just wanna fine tune things in. How much is really needed to make this work. Obviously you're doing with a system of past present and future while stuff can go wrong and working Just the way that you would like it to work New genesis the fantasy star online. To almost say reboot but definitely the new version of there is the opening movie for it and you should probably check this out. If we're looking at over fifty minutes of new footage as well mostly the character creation for its but this opening movie You know typically when you see these opening movies. They're using a pre rendered scenes. This was actually created using parts of the in game graphics. Engine which looks amazing Definitely if you're looking forward to this you should check it out sometime in twenty twenty. One is the release date Four it but again. This is one of those. Well not one of those but this is the faa gain. That i'm kind of just don't understand why it's not on playstation four. In the west it is in japan. But you've got to either play on xbox or on pc here in the west doesn't make a ton of sense but there's just things like that in this world that we gotta kinda get used to them. I guess we got three bits of sky news this week. i is. You can check out the fourth official trailer for six defiance of destiny I believe there's an english. There's an english version for this out. Now you can check it out. There was originally came out. There was just a japanese version but the english version shows off of really cool voices that they've got for the game. They got some good voice. Talent in this one in Very fitting for the series especially the little reincarnated pug services is awesome It's about seven or review of the game If you are curious about what's going on in this one changes that they've made this series. You will definitely want to check it out. Of course it doesn't come out in the west until summer. Twenty twenty one. Japan is going to get it in right about a month on january. The twenty eighth The other day actually. This was on christmas eve that this news broke New punchy released some new information screenshots for the game featuring and i hope i get these names right la haro aetna and flown Those were the original characters from the original the sky and they are saying that Basically once you beat the game you can Play a scenario with these original characters in it so kind of a you know. They're not in the main game this something post post content but the fact that they're in their would open the door to other characters popping up from other games as well. So that's a cool thing The world inside of an item. I m worlds have mended. Detailed in this article on worlds are divided into several fours slash layers and the items level increases with every four. That you clear says weapons become stronger as they level up. You can clear there either. Worlds to power them up once. An item is leveled up. You can get the same item at the same level from then on pretty cool feature of the sky series all these images i took input into a slide show. You can check that out on our youtube channel so you can dispatch companions into item worlds to research them. There's a new team attack system with up to ten characters in it. That's a pretty cool feature. New enemies were detailed There's a new horsemen. That's pretty crazy. So here's the Previous protagonist Oh here we go says not only will hear from. Our doctors appear the protagonist in heroines of the sky. Two three four and five will also appear in three d. The protagonist and heroines wilburs as downloadable content sometime after the launch of disguise six. So there's a from the sky to or i don't know in timika these pronunciations. I'm at risk of offending people. I understand how they're supposed to be pronounced So yeah they're gonna add them in there as as post content deal see. That's the type of thing. Like i would think you'd be okay with paying for because that's obviously not a part of disguise six. They are previous games characters in new content. So take how you feel about. Dlc that is that's one thing i think is is no k To do speaking of all those previous disguised characters they are all assembled in the rpg. Mobile game And we got news from bolt chain games that they will release worldwide the mobile version the sky arc in spring. Twenty twenty one Unless you're in these countries in the no fast if you are but we are a western primarily focused podcasts. So you're not going to get in china taiwan hong kong macau singapore malaysia or korea Sorry don't i don't know why maybe that is. Just it's gonna come out later. Maybe there's some rules preventing that From happening if we're interested in getting it on a closed beta for the game. They will have one for canada. Brazil australia and the philippines sometime in january so really happy to see this thing go worldwide. There was a global announced trailer for it This came back It came back in march of twenty nineteen in japan. Had a whole bunch of issues with it and It was de definitely the this game was deadly responsible for some financial hardships for nippon ichi. And they finally got up. Right obviously gotta writes the point. Now they're really to bring this thing out worldwide As far as the gotcha game or not. I don't know if i recall. I think it was paid game. But i should probably ended up before speaking about it. But i'm sure there's elements in there but hopefully this is a Not another one of those kind of like. We've we've like. We've got enough of those already know ankara today. So in place of it you get one last plea for listener support We've had a few people signed up for but really not a whole lot of response so I kind of said you guys. I would do this to the year. See what we got and move forward I would love to have listener support. Not have the need for ads but it is just a reality of life and we may just see what that happens. If i get a bunch outpouring of support here after listening to this. I may reconsider. But at this point at least in the a few few adds to offset the cost of Of the time spent during the podcast hope to understand and hope you are okay with that excited much. Rather have just you guys Do that and not have to worry about. It would wait and see so you. Click on the link right below this episode. Either through anchor. John daly greatly. Appreciate it. And i don't have the read ads. You don't have to listen to him. That just seems like it'd be the the best thing for both of them If you're looking forward to to see how to say these things seal thurs. Dx and the They were supposed to come on japan on february twenty eighth. they have been delayed until march fourth. Twenty twenty one in japan. So if and when a western. What's going to happen for that. it's now going to be About five weeks later. I would to guess based on This delay these games Were from chloe tecmo and gusts so yeah just a little bit of Delay they save for further quality improvements. The games will be available for. Ps four switch and pcv steam win. They are released whenever that is sort. Online alsatian lakers got version one point to update it is now available and it adds a simone's ancient apostles story of course over various user interface online system battle improvements bugs fixed in addition to those two that new ancient apostles. The reaper of the woods. These are the first in a series of free additional stories. So yeah if you've been playing this game and you want some new content. You can get that for free. Always happy when they decide to do that. Company manhattan people interesting name for a game. Company will release an ios android version of us six. The arc of nepotism in twenty twenty one. The company announced again. Sorry if i got that name or wrong the us titles loves to make imprint answerable words all the time Remember not long ago. We got word. There's gonna be a mobile version of us eight This may just be the next in the line that are going to have a mobile versions for For all the used titles are no further information at this point or was announced. Just this is going to be happening. Of course this is in Is in japan so kind a like. he's eight version. No word if that's gonna be coming to the west and to be quite fair no no word if it's In the west either speaking of Ios android versions of games the alliance hd the alliance alive hd remastered will becoming too often android an early winter. Twenty twenty one in japan. You can already get this game for. Ps four switch or pc much better version of it perhaps it's a little bit cheaper On the mobile platform but still no word of a western release for that mobile platform. So if you want to get this game and you've got one of those consoles or pc. I would say it's that's going to be your Best version of it. One last mobile thing to announce and i will hush about it. Because i know you guys love it so much command action. rpg near reincarnation will launch for and android on february eighteenth. Twenty twenty one in japan. Post your square. Inex- developer apple bought announced. There will be a near on amata in game. Collaboration featuring characters to be nine s and a two day and date with the games launch course that is in japan only No information listed here about the worst and inversion. I'm pretty sure this one's coming to the west but Don't know exactly when that's going to happen. Speaker of near autumn mata total worldwide shipments in digital sales have exceeded five million according to square inex-. That's an awesome awesome plateaued to have reached and kudos to them for that. I believe that is one of many reasons why we are getting the new near game coming out or re rematch. Whatever you wanna call it of that new one coming at a replicant here soon. That's another game to start saving. Your opinion is four and hopefully build a buy. All these games coming out here in the near future. I've got one last. You talk about with you guys again. probably wouldn't talk with jordan about our game of the years for twenty twenty four to twenty twenty one. The next podcast. I am still trying to get through. Colts deal for Often not had time to play here lately. I think just hit or maybe just shy of one hundred hour mark. So i've still got a good thirty to forty hours to go hopefully make it in time to Play roz a two day one but we have to wait and see that game just keeps on keeps on going but Going to be is going to be tough. I'm really going to have to search my feelings. That i think is flowing anything to if it's going to be found pacers. Seven remastered or a remake rather or four. It's it's really tough there. There's my heart says one thing amonte says another and there's different things to have to consider overall ought to make that final decision here real soon on what that What was looking forward to our thoughts here are coming out this week on. Kyle duncan beckett. This just insane twenty twenty year but looking forward to twenty twenty one famitsu has gone and interviewed a bunch of creator interviews and one hundred and ten of them to be precise al shift to here and try to find the big ones but right off the bat. The biggest one to me is from atlas and so They've got three different people. The first one is Crater takata and his keyword was think outside. The box is what's new is says so about sonoma say five. We are working hard on development to make it an even better product. You'll be waiting a little while longer. Please look forward to it. from trader wada his keywords carrying out my original intentions. What's new is my project has been steadily in the works. Thanks to everyone. The persona series will celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary. We have exciting plans in the works. So plead look forward to it. Love those things and hopefully something comes of it. Here is the Big one that we've not heard about in a wall and this is from a shimano is keyword. Silence his ambition for twenty one with last year's nobody Causing swift changed the world. All we can do now is can you. To focus on our work. Our title and development is going to an important face and we want to face it in an head on in order to deliver interesting gameplay to the world. What's new here we go. I'd like to announce the title will develop we're developing as soon as possible we previously created contemporary dramas but plea look forward to the quote fantasy. Rpg in quote. We're taking on next there. It is guys we heard about this. Rpg from alice many years ago and then come plead and silence for years. It's still a thing. I didn't think it was. I honestly thought it was one of those projects that kind of just died on the vine right like sound like a good idea. But we've still got persona. We're still got shimagami ten. Say what do we need another. I p for well they still have it. And maybe we're finally going to get a look at it. Obviously this is going to be next generation. Made that's what they were planning the whole time. And my hearing this. I personally think. Obviously as mt five comes i i think this game may be going next and then percent of six. Just my just my feeling on the matter. I may be wrong. But i wouldn't mind seen we've gotten you know we got persona. We got royal. We could maybe use something different in new. So i think that is an incredible Not really an announcement but certainly something that We've been waiting a long time to hear a thing about gung-ho online entertainment. they did the remakes for granted. They not or handle that one They say they're developing a new console title. They hoped to announce able to enough that. Some time This year so i think that's kind of cool. I'm trying to go through. Obviously this is all japanese craters. All genres of games So i am really looking forward to it or not. I'm sorry i was reading. There's going through here. See what is jr related and what is not You got a lot of them that are that are not so here is from a side games. too cocky. His keyword adamant his ambition is iot announce even if it's only a tease an original new title for console that had been developed with my colleagues in my new work environment and nothing but the highest confidence in it. What's new what did you think of the end of the year. Grambling fantasy link announcement the grand blue team. I think we've been able to showcase its solid and high quality single player gameplay appeal falling twenty nineteen multiplayer showing so please continue to the forward to it. thought that they they said they announced that really will launch twenty two so twenty be important that they focus on belmont here square inex- from who says keyword is bravely for the second year in a row. Who that's funny ambitions. I hope fought to success. And that i can prepare for the next one don. Oh and influences weather. It's third or three. I don't know that's fascinating again. I haven't read through all of these. Some kind of reacting as i'm reading the that's very cool. Obviously you would anticipate if this is successful that there would be a bravely the third or bravely default three that remains to be seen Qatar say the story will connect. He says what's new feature fanfest. Seven developments are in preparation. But please wait a little while longer for details. Saito says keyword is near. He says i'm working on here for a little longer. And then there's also babylon's fallen a completely new title. He says i'm pretty busy Fujimoto says changeless nece. That was a word dragon. Quest will announce celebrate its thirty fifth anniversary so hoped to be able to announce something. I can't imagine they don't announce funnel or drain quest twelve in. Its thirty fifth anniversary year. How could they not right. And that's all they're doing is announcing it put. You're putting a logo and anna. Once the end of it it's really you have to at least do that You shot us it. Nope in mind twenty. Twenty one will be the busiest year of my career. I'd like to make a year which i can deliver surprise and excitement to gamers and players will also paying attention to my health. He says please look forward to verse. Nelson sure both five fourteen and sixteen as well. So that's that's interesting Poor guy he's going to be It's going to be busy. So here's president condo from foul com. He's as keyword is turning point in two thousand twenty one foul to major milestone of its fortieth anniversary naturally. Would we should always aim for rejuvenation regardless of turning points occasions. Like this are important. So i'd like to use this opportunity to review our current development methods and systems. I wanted to increase the number of development lines and staff in the cabin. So we've already expanded and reformed we await the applications for those interested in development fell com much much needed president condo. You guys need you guys. Needed just expand like crazy. You really got to kind of get in step with some of the other companies. We love your work but you need to invest a little bit. And so. That's i'm happy to i'm happy to hear that To say the least let's see. Is there anything else to rpg related. I don't think so no. I didn't say anything there. I didn't see a hundred and ten people. So maybe there's a new one coming over. This one was This article came out just a few hours ago. So maybe will be some more reported on the next podcast. I would love to know what you guys are looking forward to most into twenty twenty one Obviously there's a few things there could be. We know we know. Graham fancy rethink is twenty twenty. Two nine percent sure tells arrives going to be tween twenty two. Don't even say sixteen is not coming out in twenty one okay. Neither is remake part two so those the big ones. I think we're going to kind of let go for a little while. But we've got some great games coming out we're gonna talk all about what is for sure coming out on that next podcast and look back at what's happened so far. Have you guys had an awesome christmas convert to a new year. We'll do a new year. Podcast i think thursdays okay. Things are a little bit different right now like next week the kids out of school but then going virtual the week after so as if live can get crazier become a teacher as well right. You guys are all feeling that strain The parents out there as well and his can't just get one bit of for for too long. That would be too easy so anyway. I will talk to you guys here next week. Hopefully it's on thursday but We'll just have to wait and see what works out. Best for all of us. Enjoy whatever jaffe effigies got for christmas or if you're still playing through a game you already had and i see us here very soon. My name is james fisher for the gop report. Thank you so much for this thing. Each and every week until next time get back out there and level up.
Who Was Thomas Becket?
"Thomas becket yes okay. Born around eleven twenty and died in eleven seventy. he's also known as saint thomas of canterbury or Sometimes who refer to him as thomas a becket. Okay yeah anyway. So thomas becket. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the catholic church and the anglican church He engaged in conflict with henry. The second king of england over the rights and privileges of the church and at one point excommunicated the archbishop of york so tough rain away to france for a bit under the protection of king. Louis the seventh of france but then he returned in eleven seventy two england so henry second in england said something to the effect of like ugh. This guy is driving me. Four of his knights interpreted this as a command to go. Get rid of thomas becket So on december twenty ninth seventy reginald fitz ertz huge morville william to tracy and richard le breton showed up at canterbury cathedral. According to accounts left by the monk jer vase of canterbury and i witnessed named edward grim. The knights placed their weapons under a tree outside the cathedral and hid their chainmail armor on your cloaks before entering the cathedral to challenge becket priest the night. He's hold beckett. They were taking him to winchester england to give count of all of his actions and kind of like hold him accountable in front of people but becket refused so the four nights retrieved their weapons and rushed back inside the cathedral. Oh my god. I beckett proceeded to the main hall for evening prayers and the other monks tried to like themselves into different parts of the joe for get said to them. It is not right to make a fortress out of the house of prayer in order them to reopen the doors so the four nights wielding they're drawn swords ran into the room saying like thomas becket. He's a traitor. To the king the knights found beckett in his spot near the door of the monastic cloister the stairs into the crypt and the stairs leading up to the choir of the cathedral where the monks were all. They're like still saying their prayers. Like oh no right. There's just four guys having running in with okay upon seeing them becca. I am no traitor. And i'm ready to die so Edward grandma eyewitness. He wrote a very extensive account of exactly what happened. I will save you all the details. Let's just say that for nights wielding swords kill the priest in canterbury cathedral. That's terrible so soon. After his death the faithful throughout europe european venerating beckett as a murder in february eleven seventy three which was just a little more than two years after his death. He was canonized by pope. Alexander the third and so sure typically like canonization of saints takes lake decades. Yeah stuff happened so the fact that this happened so quickly was kind of saying that. This guy was a big deal. So related trivia. Facts about thomas becket. Geoffrey chaucer's the canterbury tales. Ninety two is set in a company of pilgrims on their way from southern to the shrine of saint. Thomas becket in canterbury cathedral. Okay never made that connection no me neither ever okay So the schreiner was built between eleven eighty and twelve twenty and up to one hundred thousand. Pilgrims would have visited the shrine every year for more than three hundred years. That's my gosh locked. Yes it was adorned in marble gold and jewels and murdered saints. Tombs was one of unparalleled splendor in fifteen thirty eight. during the reformation. The shrine was destroyed following the orders of henry. The eighth who definitely be talking about in a little bit more twenty. Twenty researchers digitally reconstructed the raised sanctuary and available to view on the beckett story online and we'll share linked to that because it's really interesting how they did that. They took This thing had been such a big deal for more than three hundred years. And then it was raised more than four hundred and fifty plus years ago at this point and so they took accounts that the pilgrims had made that other monks had made in in digitally recreated which is pretty up and also modern works based on the story of thomas becket include. Tes elliott's nineteen thirty. Five play murder in the cathedral later adapted the opera assassination cutter. Dry ill the brando pizza'd in nine hundred fifty eight. You did that. Can i tell you flawlessly Also nineteen fifty-nine play by John we called beckett which was made into a movie with the same title and paul. Webb's play four nights in nair's borough which was written in one thousand nine hundred nine which recounts the aftermath of the murder of thomas becket by the four nights who made the worst career choice in history. Yeah that's goes without saying well if you don't if all of these facts don't stick in your head. Look at the name k. e. t. the cane. His name is right in the middle. And if you look at it. It looks like four blades. Good the name so four blades. Stuck together by the four to killed him in canterbury. That's thomas becket.
Miami Marlins: Derek Jeter, Kim Ng make baseball history
"I want to start with What I mentioned in the update, and that is the hiring of Qiming as the new GM off the Miami Marlins. And just off the top before we get to the historical nature of this and what it means for North American professional sports, moving forward. Just it is interesting to me. You know? Inevitably, the Rockies and the Marlins will be linked. Both coming into the league together. Iraqis and Marlins or not rivals by any stretch of the imagination. It's certainly if you are Iraqis Fan and the Marlins do something good. And the Rockies. Don't You inevitably draw that line between each other. And for the longest time, even though the Miami the now Miami Marlins used to be Florida Marlins have been more successful or tasted Oldham. Its success more than the Iraqis have. For the most part, the Marlins have been one of the worst run organizations. In all of baseball. We all remember Jeffrey Loria. Would buy a championship. Did buy a championship. 97 When Edgar Renteria got that hit off of Jose Mesa and the world Syriza's Sold everybody off. Because the wage bill would have been too high. But through that, by selling off all those players, he ended up getting a lot of really talented young players. Josh Beckett, Juan Pierre Carl Pavano. And they We're able to go win a championship, and then they were all sold off. Couple of ownership changes later, a monstrosity of a stadium poor attendance. Fire sales seemingly every other year incomes Derek Jeter and we thought that it was going to be more of the same. How in the world Is Derek Jeter. Going to Be the And he's not He runs the Marlins that he has a money man behind him. That helped him get the deal done as much money is Derek Jeter has made throughout his career. He can't outright by a major league baseball team himself, so he has kind of a What Silent partner that kind of front him the money, But he's the face. He's the guy that is making all the decisions. And it's something that We really haven't seen too much. And North American pro sports. We've seen plenty become G m's even presidents. And I guess that might be Derek Jeter's technical title, but two Be The owner. Of a team like the true owner, not nine. Justin Timberlake buying Air Peyton Manning's wife, buying shares of the Memphis Grizzlies. Like it's his team. And then they promptly had a fire sale. After he took over. We thought, okay, same old Marlins. Quietly. They have become one of the more Progressive Four thinking which I guess are It basically means the same thing. Progressive four thinking. Competent. Organizations in baseball.
Chronic Cellars Pink Pedals 2018 Review
"Jay from cheap wine fighter.com. What's the third installment of our Halloween lines twenty-twenty series and this time we have thought we got here Lee grabbed the bottle and it is Chronic Cellars pink petals s a p e d a l s as in bicycle, and it is a Halloween line because off the label has a female skeleton nicely dressed or a bike rider. And running a pink bike with a basket in front and then the basket there is a skeleton dog not scary. But in the Halloween kind of Day of the Dead kind of thing going on their skeletons just white is not paid it but there we go and It's kind of funny because when I was looking to find wines for you know this series I found a red wine from Trader Joe's and a white wife and I think Chardonnay and now I found a rose a I picked wines with skeletons on it. So often that I didn't really leave a whole bunch for myself. I'm a reason why I pick that cuz my theory is that you actually can you know, like you can't choose a book by it's cover where you can choose a wine box label. Because a skeletal line is going to be a ripe Bowl juicy one, but adults, you know, it's for some reason it's it's aimed at certain likes they're one's a certain way like stir labels little off-kilter but wants an adult why we have here this is off. This is not a fluffy little light and Grizzly Rose a it's got its got some body to the palette. That's kind of a firm Sleek wine. The the other knows just feel subtle. But you know interesting it's got some flavors of them take a sip off. It's one of those wines that kind of grow on you as you as you drink it. You're at first you go. And then you kind of kind of get what's going on. There's there's green-apple. There's a cherry there is little creamy thing. Not sure where that's coming from dead leaves or whatever. It's got really good acidity. Let's the flavors unfold and plus it gets you reaching for your glass a little bit sooner than you normally would it off but it doesn't fight cuz sometimes you can get a little bit too much acid in these wines and this one doesn't have that. So what's up pretty nice little little wage. I mean, it's I think I found it for twelve. These are wines that are sold at Whole Foods. You find them a lot in supermarkets. You can find them in look wine shop, too. But they were the sons of the man who ran Peachy Canyon wines broke off on their own and started the just labeled back in the lake Palm two thousand and what happens when you get a hot one happens all the time. Is that the demand gross the point where you have to make more and more wine and to do that you need more money. So it means you have to go in debt to do that. And when you got a hot one, there's always someone there to watch throw a bunch of money at the label. You've already brought, you know up to where people are looking for and liking it. So it's like a choice do I go into debt off or do I take their money that I can think of a whole and I'm not sure that that's what they did. It's the Beckett Brothers, you know, I don't know what their mindset was, but I've seen it time and time again that people you know, all these big-name line Brands. They're all owned by somebody who didn't start them and a lot of them cuz they just had it, you know is either going to debt or take a huge amount of money and when you have that as a as a proposition to you people take the money. Two brothers who made The Chronic Cellars and were the sons of Peachy Canyon are now running Peachy Canyon again. So if you like Chronic Cellars start looking for a future Canon and this is a pretty decent wage even when it's not Halloween. This is a year-round Rose a it's got somebody it's 88% Syrah 12% red eyes. It's kind of a rhone-style the French know what they're doing with rozay and this kind of fouls that's from Paso Robles r a v a hundred percent from Paso Robles contracted thousands of Chronic Cellars doesn't have their own Vineyards, but that's okay. And that's it.
Character of God: A Cup of Wrath?
"Okay, here we are we are talking about. Anger. We're talking about God's. and. We're talking about exodus thirty, four versus six and seven were said to be slow to anger, and here in this conversation is like the previous conversations, Tim Tim. Hi And KRISTA accuracy. So Let's jump right in. We've just kind of been taking ground Tim you've been walking us through some of the revelations you've had studying God's anger and God's judgments I don't know if Chris you're Tim WanNa do a bit of a summary Or. If you want me to or do you WanNa just jump right in share I can go for it. Okay. So the first thing we talked about was that this is kind of an uncomfortable topic for a lottery. Reasons that anger is a difficult thing for us to understand in humans and also in God. So we talked about that. We talked about how God's anger God's judgment are not intertwined in the biblical story. So God gets angry without judging. Actually he shows acts of mercy the first time that he gets angry and then he judges often or brings justice without being angry we talked about how bringing judgement or justice is often a handing over to natural consequence or to. Zion that actually I started avoiding the word natural. Because that's just loaded with some modern concepts I actually struggling to find a good replacement word, but it's the logical outcome. Hands people over to the cause effects sequence that they have chosen. Started themselves something like that yes. Oh, we looked at the first occurrence of God's anger with. Moses. After he resists being God's Prophet five times and that's followed by an act of mercy. He just says, okay. Well, I'll send Aaron with you to help you out. We looked at the incident of the golden calf where God gets angry at the people and talked about how his Anger a lot of times is related to to his people not trusting him or or breaking the relationship with him. So a lot of times, his anger or his judgment occur in that context. So that tells us something about divine anchor consum- some red. Okay. Anything else good summary. So I think where we WANNA come from here then is just look at main portraits of God's anger in the Torah in the Prophets of Old Testament and then. After. That in the story of Jesus how Jesus Came as a as a prophet of good news in Israel. But also that comes with a warning of God's judgement, and then after that exploring God's anger in especially in the letters the Apostle Paul he he's got a pretty nuanced way of talking about it. So the Torah, the Prophets Jesus and then Paul that's the roadmap simple. So. Okay. So let's we already talked about the three first occurrences of God's anger. They're all in the book of Exodus when Moses Stubborn and resist. You just Kinda summarize Krista the second one is after Pharaoh and his army perish in the Red Sea. There's a poem that Moses Miriam Sang about it and they talk about how what happened to Pharaoh was instance of God's anger to bring barrels evil back on himself and then the story of the Golden Calf and we talked about that a fair amount in the last conversation I wanted kind of zero in on it as we start actually here and I've been reflecting on that last conversation then I think I have a few. Better ways to to say it what divine an anger means in the story of the Golden Calf. So God gets angry of Moses Beckett Exodus three. But as you said, he doesn't act in any kind of severe way. Does it at the burning Bush inside the burning Bush when you get to the people all of a sudden God is angry and he wants to destroy his people to to bring an end to them is what he says to Moses give me rest I want to bring an end to them and that is severe. John Every time. Read it. It makes you little allergic and uncomfortable. So here's a way to think about it. The whole narrative of the biblical story is got a point humans to be as representatives in the world they rebel they WANNA, get blessing by their own wisdom, and so they you know take from the Tree God, exiles them, and what they do is corrupt and ruin the land through violence and bloodshed flood. God appoints a new humanity noah, his wife and his family, and they go and repeat everything that Adam and eve and their kids did from the chapters genesis. So God tries this new strategy of investing in one particular family out of all the nations that's Abraham and so. Pretty much from Abraham four word God it's as if the more corrupt humans become, the more tightly got binds himself to one particular Human Family through these covenant promises and these Covenant Promises Create More Complexity for God's purpose not less 'cause. Now God's committing himself investing himself allowing certain people to be as representatives, but there are no better in fact, they're often worse than other people. So by the time you get to the Mount Sinai. God has married himself to a whole nation of people and we talked about this principle that I tend to get more emotionally stirred up by people the. More emotionally connected to this kind of a natural thing. So I think that's actually a really important dynamic 'cause the rest of the Old Testament. After Abraham is all about God's relationship to one family, and what you'll see is that God gets most angry in the all estimate at the people who are most close to him and I think that's important because that's actually part of the Messianic trajectory of the Old Testament. Story. Is that these people are selected from among the nations to get God's blessing but that also makes them more liable to God's justice than your average whatever ancient Babylonian something because God didn't rescue the Babylonians out of Egypt. So they're not as obligated to be faithful to him but when the people that he did rescue are not faithful to him it makes him more angry. This helps us at least begin to think about God's intense anger in the Old Testament is mostly directed to the people of Israel and the golden calf story is a good good example of that.
'Mr. 80 Percent,' An Intimate Portrayal Of Surviving Prostate Cancer
"We're talking about prostate cancer why we don't talk about it because of issues like incontinence, impotence, men's private parts, and so forth I'm joined by Boston Globe Mark Shanahan who is out with a new podcast Mr Eighty percent, which tells the very personal story about his own prostate cancer and a warning again to listeners, we are talking a very frankly about this disease about sexual function and so on and so forth, and so this might not be suitable for younger listeners. We just want to put that warning out there. mark I want to talk a little bit about how this diagnosis it didn't just affect you affected your loved ones too. So your audio, your daughter Julia was in junior high when you were first diagnosed. So I want to hear a little bit of the two of you talking in episode one of Mr Eighty percent. I think I just took it to like. Like he actually died I would basically lose my best friend. This is my daughter Julia she's in college. Now they say like we're not your best friend like where your parents by. Having. Cancer means you get a preview of what your kid might say at your funeral. You're the funniest person I've ever met I. Think one of the most supportive and hardworking people I've ever met and. I also think you one of the most intense people I've ever met and you have a very impressive career, and so I always like looked up to that and by impressive you mean I have talked to Bj. Novak. You took me to Taylor concert. She gave me her bracelet, right? So. So that's a cut from Mr Eighty percent I'm here with Mr, with Shanahan and mark that's really touching moment. But say a little more about that because you make this, you spend a lot of time in this podcast talking about. The effect that this has on your entire family, and by the way the way your wife stepped up in heroic ways and supported you and this is a huge theme about in this story. It's true Anthony that You know you just can't anticipate something like this and and again it's the nature of this disease that you know. This was something that as my surgeon says, at some point in the podcast, you know when you're when you're treating. Prostate cancer patient, you're really treating the couple. And So Michelle had a heavy lift Michelle, your wife correct. I should say right Michelle. My Wife. And she was Extraordinary and But so it's a learning process. For she and then in terms of our children. You well, I Beckett we would like to get back into the podcast but your son as fifty s fifteen year old boy now and You know we wanted him to say, well, we're going to have to talk about our penises and that was. He he just wasn't willing to go there. So again, it's it is. You know we say in the podcast that you get the cancer but everybody's life changes and you know I I don't think that unless you go through something like this, you can really appreciate what that means but I. Certainly do i WanNa talk a little bit about Get get you to talk a little bit about the course of treatment that you opted to follow. So so walk us through first of all the options that you had to consider. When you were first diagnosed well. So we want to also say that because prostate cancer. So slow growing and because many men who are diagnosed are much older I think that people should think very very carefully before embarking on any treatment that there is something called active surveillance, which means we watch it we pay attention to it. And but but. For Myself I was young I had two kids. I had forty years may be to live and. I had a gleason score, which is a score after they give you your biopsy and take a look at what's happening they grade basically of the severity of the intensity of your cancer in mind was seven. Out of ten that's considered to be intermediate I guess you know the options for me were to watch it to have surgery. Or to a radiate my prostate and. In, the end there have been enormous advances in the treatment of prostate cancer over just thirty years. If I had gotten prostate cancer fifty years ago. I. would be rough rough rough. And not just for me every man who had a prostatectomy which is surgical procedure to remove your prostate. before nine, hundred, eighty, two, left the hospital impotent every single Guy which is just incredible to me because nineteen eighty two is not that long ago. Right, it is incredible. So you went for the surgery but I did but that wasn't the end of your ordeal surgery. It turns out we learned didn't get all the cancer. So you had to go back and sign up for pretty radical course of hormone therapy, and this is really the most excruciating part of your journey to read into here about you describe it essentially as a kind of. Chemical. Castration. Well. Indeed and I don't just describe it that way. That's in fact what it is It removes the testosterone from your body and the reason that we do that is because it's the thing that feeds the cancer prostate cancer. Grows Thanks to to Saas thrown. So if you removed from your body to cells cancer cells week in some cases they die and then when they're at their weakest blast them with radiation. The problem is that when you take a testosterone out of a man's body it is a as you say excruciating I became a different person. ahead you know the the euphemism is mood swings. I didn't have mood swings had a I had tantrums and I will say that I was on the phone this morning, the guy who listened to the first three episodes of the podcast and. He. said, he'd never talked to anybody about his course blueprint and he was arrested he actually got arrested. Because a parking garage. because. He could he he got completely out of control. So it's scary. And and you know now as I sit here. There's you know at this surgery if if the prostate cancer should return, there is no surgery there is no radiation. Those are no longer alternatives. and. The prospect of more loop ron or any kind of hormone therapy is really terrifying
Melissa Etheridge's son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21
"The twenty one year old son of singer Melissa Etheridge whose biological father is David Crosby died in Denver yesterday police say Beckett suffrages body was found in the afternoon in the sixteen hundred block of we wanna street police say he died of an opioid
US immunologist warns of 'darkest winter' if virus rebounds
"The singer current a government Melissa virus whistleblower Etheridge is not is mourning any who says attacking the death he's off of early physical her twenty health warnings one but year also about old son coronavirus a mental Beckett health cipher preparedness that marches were is the message ignored are a letter that with you the have says latest secretary America's general Antonio window to Guterres get ready for delivered a virus to the world resurgence Melissa Etheridge I says Ching is her governments closing heart is broken civil societies but she promises Rick and bright help she will authorities says sing the again country to because urgently needs it to address is develop always mental a national healed health needs her coordinated arising at the ridge says response from in the a current statement virus her one son pandemic based Beckett cipher in science died of the an U. opioid N. chief if said addiction not in a video but he she message pierced did not the give launching pandemic details a policy will get briefing a at lot the rate that so worse some she groups struggled are more to and save combined vulnerable him but he than with is others out seasonal of pain those now flu most at risk without cypher was better our Etheridge's frontline planning health younger twenty workers child twenty with her former could older partner be people the Julie darkest cypher winter adolescents in modern they also and history have young an people older bright's daughter Bailey testifying those and before with Etheridge pre a house existing has panel thirteen mental weeks year health old twins after conditions being ousted the older from and children heading those a caught government were up conceived in conflict biomedical through artificial and development crisis insemination agency Guterres with David what also he Crosby pointed says to was grief retribution job loss loneliness for his early stress warnings from difficult about family the virus dynamics president and trump's uncertainty dismissing and fear bright for the as future a disgruntled of some of the employee effects the outbreak who should is having no on longer families work and for communities the government and as governments Sager to address Meg the Downie issue before Washington they get worse mental service he's out in the central part of all governments responses to profit nineteen they must be expanded and fully fund I'm Karen Thomas
Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies
"Singer Melissa Etheridge is mourning the death of her twenty one year old son Beckett cipher marches are a letter with the latest Melissa Etheridge says her heart is broken but she promises she will sing again because it is always healed her at the ridge says in a statement her son Beckett cipher died of an opioid addiction but she did not give details at the rate so she struggled to save him but he is out of pain now cypher was Etheridge's younger child with her former partner Julie cypher they also have an older daughter Bailey and Etheridge has thirteen year old twins the older children were conceived through artificial insemination with David Crosby
Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies
"The singer current Melissa virus Etheridge is not is mourning any attacking the death off of physical her twenty health one but year also old son a mental Beckett health cipher that marches is the message are a letter that with you the have latest secretary general Antonio Guterres delivered to the world Melissa Etheridge I says Ching her governments heart is broken civil societies but she promises and help she will authorities sing again to because urgently it address is always mental healed health needs her arising at the ridge says from in the a current statement virus her son pandemic Beckett cipher died of the an U. opioid N. chief said addiction in a video but she message did not give launching details a policy briefing at the rate that so some she groups struggled are more to save vulnerable him but he than is others out of pain those now most at risk cypher was our Etheridge's frontline health younger workers child with her former older partner people Julie cypher adolescents they also and have young an people older daughter Bailey those and with Etheridge pre existing has thirteen mental year health old twins conditions the older and children those caught were up conceived in conflict through artificial and crisis insemination Guterres with David also Crosby pointed to grief job loss loneliness stress from difficult family dynamics and uncertainty and fear for the future of some of the effects the outbreak is having on families and communities and as governments to address the issue before they get worse mental service he's out in the central part of all governments responses to profit nineteen they must be expanded and fully fund I'm Karen Thomas
Costco beats quarterly revenue estimates
"Wild Wall Street. Escalating EC- economic fears dragging down the Dow or the nine hundred points. At one point. Were down quadruple digits. Again with a thousand points we did not finish on our low if you WANNA find any kind of silver lining. We did finish down nine sixty nine on the Dow. Now we've got earnings alert right now and one name that has probably more closely tied to the action on the retail side than the other night is Costco according Reagan Beckett. Hq with more their numbers. Reportings Abe Ryan so Costco beating on profit and revenue for the latest quarter comparable sales coming up nearly nine percent that's including gasoline which was also above analysts estimates. But I WANNA point out. That's for the whole quarter ending February sixteenth now. Costco also gave some comparable sales for the full month of February and they did note an uptick in the fourth week. The last week February associated with the corona virus and consumer purchasing so cost estimates that added that surge in purchasing added three percentage points to make it twelve point one percent for the monthly comp growth for the full company for the full month of February now. Cfo Richard Galanti. Just now giving more detail on the earnings call take a lesson getting deliveries daily. But it's still not enough given the increase levels of demand on certain key items. It's been a little crazy this past week. In terms of outside shopping frequency and sales levels and not only in the United States he also went on to talk about how they are going to have to do some limits. But it's kind of going to vary by store and by region giving shoutout to his team members for working through all that because it's a very evolving scenario. No Costco also said that. Their membership fees came in higher than what some estimates worth quarter e. Commerce sales grew more than twenty eight percent and the timing of the week later. Thanksgiving that actually helped bump up e commerce sales for the quarter by eleven percent. And that's with the outages that we reported around Thanksgiving and Black Friday. If you remember any of that ultimately the Thanksgiving timing still ended up helping prop up the total company's COMP sales again for the quarter by half a percent and they are staying strong sales here in this next quarter because of everything that's going on with the corona
About 1 in 7 people aboard Diamond Princess ship became infected with Coronavirus
"Singes who've tested negative for the new coronaviruses starts to leave a cruise ship in Japan that seem more than five hundred cases of the disease the first to leave the diamond princess boarded buses though some even took a taxi about five hundred people are expected to disembark on Wednesday Laura Beckett is at the port this was carrying around three thousand seven hundred passengers and crew but it was placed in quarantine on February the fifth day by day the number of people infected has grown and never and one in seven passengers have coronavirus it's raised questions about the conditions aboard the boats and the effectiveness of the quarantine measures the U. S. Canada Australia and the UK will place those from the ship and another fourteen days quarantine when they return home but the passengers come from more than fifty countries which raises the possibility that this cruise ship could become the source of a fresh wave of global infections the number of people who've died in China from corona viruses now exceeded two thousand more than one hundred and thirty deaths were recorded on Tuesday in who bay province which has been the center of the outbreak but the number of new infections as again phone
"beckett" Discussed on Humans of Hospitality
"Lots of people could do it. You don't need a lot of special training. There's a complicated but I think is not complicated. It's just the reality is there were multiple points of human interaction and humans are not not robotic. Aren't they don't do the same thing. Every time which is a good thing but in some days who knows if the government has got a hangover or late night or theater performance. I think isn't every service is kind of like right big smiley face on that we go. We're going to perform in reality. There's also things going on behind the scenes. I remember chatting to gas by from the NED. Jeff half and he has over weekend. It was like three hundred and fifty points of contact between a customer who stayed for two nights and his team and really his job is to make sure that every single one of those points of contact is positive with people from multiple nationalities with multiple things going on for their lives. And that's a challenge but it's also awesome isn't it because it's a human and nor nor easters touch something. I also really find interesting about. I don't know whether it really is unique to our industry of been another industry. Let's say let's say it's about business but you can go about the challenge of how we do this in so many different ways think about about in so many different ways. It's never occurred to me to think. I wonder how many points of contact the raw she might open between about about one and then thought about it for the next three years of his life. But there's never going wonder how many points of contact there are and how that might work in different ways. It's it's just not how my mind works old but it's a it's a completely legitimate. Probably Great Way to do it and different minds and different kinds of people. Ideally kind of plus together to do it their way hawks more than full of people. Well who think about things in a certain way a an people regulates your clearly great at what you do. You couldn't work in tournament in years. Unequally People Hawks more. Thank God you all close to being irreplaceable for us and yet I'm not sure that you would last five minutes in a different hospitality job doing the same thing. Because you're just right for this company now and the way we think about things that's why hospitality is such a beautiful industry. is you know the quirky eccentric as we've got more people with musical instruments and crayons than we've got with kind of any kind of academia background in our company and that's can be an incredibly inspiring place but it's very different. I'm sure and sort of fine dining Michelin starred restaurant than it is in hawks. More one on a seafood restaurant. Yeah I'm going back to the point of contact thing. I think that becomes more trouble the more relevant when when it's a hotel people stay longer enough in the restaurant. When I've only go to manage expectations for two or three hours but I've ABS obsess necessarily but certainly thought you know when people come and stay in a hotel? You probably have a better. No it's Kip in your own house. You're going to have an hotel by our. Our objective is to try and make cleaning your teeth better in now hotel than it is in your house. Whether that's decadence the bathroom in the lighting. That kind of stuff. But it's quite hard thing that over two or three days. I was thinking longer people stay the more nervous again because I can deafening correct speculations for the first twenty four hours probably the first week after week. You're probably going to wish that you'd gone home. And I don't want to get the blame for that and I'm thinking about a little bit but Ottawa has been more interested in print. Suppose Fan ru right so Gareth at the name. I don't know if this is right. But let's say he's identified three hundred fifty touch points a logical follow-up from that might A. B. Right. Let's break it down. Let's put all of those on paper that's workout. What good looks like for each of those three hundred and fifty and let's train people on each of those three hundred fifty? You think so that everyone knows in this scenario. This is what you do and if you can do that sounds like a great company tomato. I think there. Aw companies that run a Goth Feeling Pratt runs like that his range of situations his how you deal with that situation. Everyone knows press trainings. Amazing Sing my way of doing it would be. I'd WanNa get everyone in the hotel together and say your job. I don't care whether you the person that puts the toothpaste back in the bathroom. Oil The concierge or your a whiter. Your job is to make people who come here happy. That's it go away and work out. How do you do that with what you just understand? The principle of what we're trying to achieve here and work out in your around way autonomously and if you can be very very happy golf tee and if you can't no problem just needs to go and work somewhere else and we'll find someone else who likes working in that way. I want to do it on principles but I think a lot people would. Let's do on rules. Yeah I agree with you. I think you teach people the ethos of what you stand for. which is I got? You say it's very simple as it's kind of like a blow the customer way them really happy that's all you've got do and then empower them to do it. I always remember and it's hard to on a podcast draw. But the the traditional triangle of hierarchies business with boss at the top and then down the hierarchy to lots of people at the bottom and very early uncle tool you know you need to flip that so it's the other way up so that you team or at the top you know the bosses of the bomb and all the buses job really is to do is to say to the next layer up is like what do you need from me to help you do. Just tell you we use use that Hook small we I mean we have five values. We call that one the support valued at my job is to school people beneath me etc etc set show us what beneath again let that kind of inverted pyramid at I think came across it from Dina Meyer. He's got a whole chatter on that exact thing. Maybe I did. I just want to read this book but it was probably ten years ago so I need to go. We listened to who ripped off load. Yeah he's pretty centers over the years and he's on the podcast. Actually actually I know you've you've went over to New York's time. Yeah that was. I think I've I've I've had four moments in my Korea Korea where you where I've sort of stopped and full. I think think me and my mate from school might have done something pretty. You'll hear and that was definitely one of them. So in two thousand fourteen we went to New York and we go shopping around the flagship restaurant with the World Trade Center. The landlord was saying we thought about it. We would like you to be the flagship restaurant. The World Trade Center I on the other day we wrote to Danny and said you know we're in town would love to come see you. We had breakfast with Danny. We went sores number two guy in the head of culture and you no. That's telling us some staff and we should have you ever thought about Xyz. ooh someone wrote on the wall. What Wall Oh? Here's a nice cool idea from guys that hawks more than maybe we could do that better. Like Oh my God I remember coming remember just reading the book and being sort of like a you know we Adani Dynamo Fan and now here I am having breakfast with the guy and he's talking to me lifetime in some daft way EH. The kind of person has breakfast with and and they're listening to ideas that we as insane I remember thinking that and this is Sommese yes I said Miranda when we started doing this maybe we started but maybe move six months day and I was like Danny my when you get me Meyer to say yes. We sit down and have Jack. Then we know that we've achieved because he's his reputation is phenomenal. Nothing because he put together good when you met him such such a nice guy a such a nice guy and I think that principle that principle of you can do you. Can you can do restaurants Insp. You're going to do them. Why not just do them with real integrity? Just be decent about the whole thing about how you source for how you treat people about how much money is a reasonable amounts of all of that. Just be decent. Because isn't that what we're all here for in the first place I mean. I don't know I'm not really old enough. I'm not old enough to have Capri Dining restaurant powered on my head to me. A lot of that came from him and there was a lot of noise. That was a different way of working just like money and covers and Dr this Dr that workout the margin. And what's the how can you do it so it kind of people over that will bit customers. I think a lot of that came from him for me. That's been a slightly depressing kind of the the reason I started. This podcast is. I became concerned about the sort of the big investment from the venture capitalist into these kind of formulaic rollout of huge two two hundred three hundred county unit chains across the country and that they were taking something that's for me is is hospitality and Danny's perspective view of hospitality about people and how we make people feel and all that kind of stuff. That's why I think hospital is and I got bit depressed by the fact that people were turning into a panel and just run it by a faceless board of directors in London who probably don't actually believe it's hospitality they believe making money and there's not necessarily anything wrong with that per se. It kind of airtight. It made me think hospitality should be so much more than that. I mean I I I completely agree with with the premise of we are in this business. His first and foremost to just try and do something really great and special coughed people. Make them feel happy with. That's your customers or your staff and just do something coming. You feel really proud to look back on and say I was Paul that is number one thing and if you put money as a higher priority priorities in that you have fundamentally missed the point and you're in the wrong industry. I think my slight pause disagreement would be the scale thing or the private. What she's saying? I think like anything. There's just good and bad. There is no reason in Dan's book. Eh Just GonNa make this Danny Fan Club in Dyersburg. He's got this little phrase of like whoever wrote the rule that so he might phrase that as whoever will big has has to stop being integrity. There's no there's no reason I can say I mean it is by the way bigger is difficult than smaller. Yup I think bup up. Why should you lose integrity as you get bigger this? There's no obvious reason there are pitfalls absolutely but just know what they are Dr and make that kind of commitment constantly be trying to work out and I think I mean we've talked about on his burgers for example. I think you mentioned into shooting during this podcast. They're on now.
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
"beckett" Discussed on Dave Berry's Dadpod
"More a row London Dot Com writes back to Rebecca on on the Puck Council WanNa Talk About Your Dad because I've seen SOC- you a couple of times on both occasions you've had loads of family there which is just so lovely and I I think your uncle k by to me said allow they'll have a free night and it's been always really nice to meet you asked me for tickets right to to Croydon by COCOM cordish Ami Tickets Ami the two thousand two thousand tickets Darren I'm show I saw down the working for a bandage they're just still getting by but I wanted to ask about DC differences or similarities. In the why is Your Dad compared to how your dad was so you you know because I know you famous theme records sign the grew up in a very funny family yeah it was quite bands her an and that's E. D. C. Similarities and differences I think I think around a little bit more just because he had to work so hard because I mean he worked shifts in a cabinet habit go out a lot ten in the morning come free in the morning light wire fraud and then leading up to holiday you won't see him for two weeks and if you didn't twenty shift just because we were as much money knocking around so an audit found is one that he would be like stressed before holidays not yet so much pressure on him to do it and you know luckily for me they're like why do in this job I'm around a lot more than a day 'cause I'm on your on stage for now and a half the at the most and stuff and I do feel like I've much previous position where I can be a little bit calmer to make decisions and stuff because I didn't have as much pressure on me needed to those long hours and stuff but at Civic essentially we both personally idiots ultimate with disabled people it's weird because there's long episodes from not the educate of my kid's Zika shopping will be the monks mom left school for in fourteen going straight into employment and also a bit longer than end up you need to do towards them degree and absolutely Saddam Tom but the players know anyone was gone he loved it education education education I don't know what else do it certainly was but you just can't get some money where hopefully in a position of our kids where they can I think about the different options quill doing comedy and that wasn't really something that was offered I thought that you could do so that'll be different like even all feel like intimidated by their education of our they'll have time to do it and it'll be a my wife's a teacher and she because bastards in selling some clever and all that and she's very honest with that so I feel a bit like I'm GonNa lose this race of intelligent very quick buffing is good progression from my ego that my parents left score for nothing no money to work all the time but now they worked so hard that I could think about being a comedian and then I have become one and I've got more spare time so now help them so it's a it's not see evolution and so like the hardware the my parents put in allow me to be in a position to card so that they can have opportunities I of ride and wouldn't even cross my parents generations mind so it's nice to save those how's it might have put it in that cat is the trickle down effect so the hardware and the grinder and the work ethic my mom and dad's mom looked after US boys and words that work ethic is leading to me wrong a lot less for our I love working are a set an example so that hopefully my kids will carry on that I think it's in a wild thing is a moving observation rob I think the you know the bicycle idea that you can possibly possibly give your children you know something that you unable and if you can look at that through previous generations as well including your mom that also similar is my wife has master's else's degree in something I don't understand I was doing a year of levels before coming a star but I have the same ooh with my parents as well but I am concerned evangeline is going to get to a year at school sooner than I probably like I won't understand how to help with homework I I don't think it's too hard for me to help with what someone's sitting next to they need to the things I was thinking about it my i children what maybe you have more access to more materialistic things I have not had a more parents certainly didn't have the privileges of being out to go to uni and not worry too much about money where like for me I didn't have anything that could help me any money at Uni but what's really helped me go into comedy such a middle class world there's a lot of money lot privilege and stuff was the I was doing stuff stuff that people Oxford graduates Oxford and I'm doing the same thing as I am getting save money as Empha- gigs and stuff like that the pressure I had from their parents spend money on a private education education and copayment there's GonNa barristers lawyers CEO's and then the just knocking about pups and comes with me you'd be doing so I didn't have that so of access to education access to money to help me try and become a comedian why did was total support and believe from our parents some reason just yet you can do that a lot when I I did comes if Apollo support okay moment that we're doing something some roll so I'm doing it when are we can't come but we'll see when you do it on your own and as well but not de eh but the had ultimate belief and of whatever need support you know and you know they did bits of money who never as much as I could but it wasn't about at the time and talk about it and then while you do real and being supportive and always gone gone rocket go not going why don't you get probe you time that for me was y more important than any education or connection into the industry that you could have from that world so as much as sometimes you didn't have as much freedom to come back for working class family into into that world what did have our thinks of me better have an absolute belief especially in comedy in any broadcast of mental and keeping you read right and if you've got two people the back you one hundred percent that makes you much more stronger and confident now how much you know educational money all the network that you could get Jermaine so grateful for the work Kef I saw them put in help me massively we've gigging because all is you know Thomas H he's not being a pilot Tom they're getting on stage and doing and working working working and they're back kid and that will keep it just helped me bundles while I mean can we frank scare and he said that you know it takes twenty thousand hours of flight time as you call it an expert at anything and having that support and encouragement that you start to get those hours onto your belt ten years of doing stand up we were talking another thing how proud you are of what you've written how great yeah that's GonNa be as its all time to reflect on what your parents have done a thing you talk about how fun movie that's coming to the tour because of mcadoo them my in laws about they've done no seals into she saw wanted an aquarium she never did now Nokia see many about southeast summit all maybe maybe find out for yourself but about.
"beckett" Discussed on Dave Berry's Dadpod
"Mr Tumble Carson. He's got sitcom kids watching their night is house he's got robots robots and when the door knocks is a little song who's at the door that of the ransom it got it all robot okay that's what I seem to re- they start seeing that a me in my oh now Hello thank you for downloading this episode of that pot brought to you by Royal London I am Dave Berry and I recently became a father for the first time time to a wonderful little being named evangeline and that's why I wanted to create a place for all people to come and celebrate the wonderful exciting frankly scary but absolute joy of fatherhood each episode I'm joined by different special guests to talk all things that and today I'm joined by stand up comedian writer actor Radio Radio Host TV star and his fair to say household name. He's also at that of to each rob Becky you manage to make fatherhood sound nice there it's horrendous so he changed it is that you shouldn't say July to sell different schedules routines it did you find a massive shock if we took about your first child when she came along was what your goal was read the book about Childbirth Yeah obviously wants the became out start reading the book the percent it was a surprise fellow pops up Mitzi Tweeden's what was going on should the elbow kick your current toll with the brand new shy wallop. Yeah you're going to be playing gigs across the country all across the summer and into next year as well those fatherhood featuring the new show is something that's easy to write jokes about yet well it's it's not any anything that takes up a lot of your time you end up writing about whatever Asia do it is about family don't have such a weird demographic for in your old boys and girls come out and they're not the seven year old women will not free gutters Sabeel spread and I love the fact that I can make a whole family laughed I want to Stop Kane Croydon Mom Dad and brothers and we sat there was a family all different ages and I just love the whole time and all I'm doing is trying to recreate that you know it's hard to do stuff as a family in each other knowing each other so you know you it Christmas is a province fam- intellect to spend time with them close found you in the bay so is quite good to go somewhere with them you don't have to speak until after so I think it's a great place to come your family you want to have a chat after and then they will that you'll like that and can relate to that type off of experiences and that's what I love when I watch comedy because I used Enough Billy Connolly and Richard Pryor Eddie Murphy but it was so cold sexy New York I'm Richard Produce Crazy laugh and billy collins long heads of like hippy guy and then Alan Davis NPR cars are all you can do about normal stuff and you can that's that's some people want it you know so yeah I love doing stuff people can access and I go in I have like six sixteen seventeen years ago I'll watch that watch that with you and it's so nice that they could at that moment because I can't imagine how awful it's going to be seven-year-old girls what do talk to about you know poverty celebs so let's go to one of our favorite shows in my household great fun show and say that's what's good about it because then potentially that's normally be stereotypically into reality STAR TV TV That like their kids in to get something from it so that's what that's boy it's a perfect show for me where you can do that kind of stuff and yeah so the whole family coming to see he may and then there are home barbecue Sunday lunch and they bring up something set in the show that's always been like something I'd love for people to serve repeat my stuff very rewarded you use Jews within yet your family's vocabulary every family has different vocab only you and your family we coughing could choose days which is basically comfy clothes so what makes us want solitude choose de la slobby jobs not when we were Tuesday torture that's why we choose things that we've just called a comfortable close Tuesday's and that little thing that no one else would know so some of my routines jokes can get slip into people's vocab of in the House that's that's that's now you've now you've really got spot on yeah love is about family and overweight Adiga my pushing laws and in my working class families says about that crash which is big thing in society at the moment we've Kinda got a crash between classes so there's a lot of that and now I've got kids I totally understand the way moment that these things and why mindless did things even I'm taking a mixed deal I understand why they make those decisions and then now my kids are these weird mix of both of unto expressed by all that now daddy he's about what it's telling me go I mean that that always tend to milk and water not shy I interesting so daddy daddy cosmo tomorrow a mot of teller now tomorrow I I have a very similar situation in my family at the moment my wife family are relatively well to do you know my my parents are from southeast London but WHOA WHOA Whoa we'll now on the wool Serge Ibaka please stop saying L. here they are funny thing like you already know you're going to ball people to combat your kids have the ball people so positive and I think if you've been a big negative though it's fun in stand up because you can it makes me feel better about their stress is with their kids and stuff but I do have other people when they're kids when they're not a now you I can't tell you secret oh and it's a very tall my mom from Uni Secret Concern Cra I guess we can get no one Kazunori is going to do is give it a normal name or you can remove started off from facebook and what's beyond your bag that's what's going to happen that's what's going to happen aw have no surprise it's fifty fifty yeah is it excellent well I know that you say his is funny because it's so true but I'm totally view of the name of Angie we really nice night we told everybody we found it is fun but when some of them are friends with outdoor Gypsy is the same for the therapy cloud Gypsy Ecomog they were thinking about college misty they weren't thinking dive does not show up for a boy or girl who knows right surprise we found and so in those words entails as a fifty fifty Russian shock waves Brazilian Samba now with the kind of variety of of shows that you do you know we touched on be nice to think that a dad and his ti you know I still to come watch slaps go dating and whole families being able to come and see you you live on tour is there certain things that your kids are watching that you're doing other things that you want them to watch allow them I'm to watch a little bit too early for that yet yeah I mean the moments a little bit too early we're not did all together now which is a fun signature because I love strictly the strictly the four year old loves but yeah so what did what's given as singing and dancing and Nola Istat eight at the mark for him but when I was little if not that'd been on telly recalled invasive who is this big moment it was once thought in the background of summing on eastenders because he had a cab and they needed a cab chunky thing but now you're onscreen so much josh if you feel me Chavez of so kids growing up now unused to seeing you and them onscreen and then you come up on big telling you how so being I'm GonNa tell you that they're not aware that there's a famous element to that they just think that might just be some popped up there you know it's a great expense full studio shelby phone hiring one one of the Spice Girls Austin Texas wrote Yes I do actually that shot by to you Justin House just in south awesome see BBC's Mister Tahoe Oh yes I've watched my nieces yes or no you mean you know he's he's a bit young for that is his carrots always he's like he's got Mr Tumble carrots and it's got Justin Fletcher with him and he's GonNa sit confident with the kids watching their night his house he's got robots serve and could Robert Yeah and when the door knocks is a little song the WHO's Ooh so mobile robot okay that's what I think to start singing about a me in my own house robot well Hud God Luke Rubber grow and so they just seeing them laugh hysterically because it's too often and I'm just getting elite fights with touring and the length Vittori about to go on are you told between really mason the girls or are you really looking forward to having some time in a hotel room room after two years of not wait until I'm calling for two the first two weeks account welcome to line up on sleep I asked him for until you actually see him loads because because I'm around in the day sometimes if I'm Brian for example don't need that free for now do so I've seen him on dates and not at school yet so I and then you know the the mom but my mom the other one who's not mad uh-huh sit on the bed and of seen him for most of the day and then so you do see match equal law if you're not because it's not a band or your wife six moms jumps to North America more successful but currently it's just Selvarajah choose to back and so still same look back and forth so it's not like six months away so it's you know it's not much different to do in a normal nine to five because really I'm on stage for an hour and a half so with the traffic and it's he's a white as much as you'd think we're all aware of the concepts of that junk yes but do you find your kids funny sweet they pick up little things and you don't know what I've gotten from then you found out like being on the telly it's so many TV shoveling much too much but then I feel a combo new fortuneteller actually Mike Yeah I was telling you that pays the movie uh-huh they'll tell you what you don't but yes my full year olds oh man oh man we're going to bed that goes oh man the Americanism awesome seemed to see a lot of people are set on this man what what are you thinking the stage as far as technology and screen time I'm gone with the girls is it something that you're monitoring you're monitoring or is it something that you don't really mind because I know entrusted it splice laugh like wipe had tablet things which we use for life for a train journey NFL headphones or if they don't even doing as well because we so tired I wake up in the morning I will just give him that so get an on that's wrong but at the moment is survival that Paul does not judge we are just too hey stories and exchange by any flavor so it's an extreme when they're stressed dresses with their out it's not too early because she just watching like all net flicks so the Disney APP and stuff is okay for them to watch the kids stuff is when they start again let loose on youtube and instead of having when they're gets about nine or ten in their stock in phones in school and all that but bitty young for Arche can I hope the Social Mita Susa self-help all the time they're only instagram's better because it's not so harsh place to be isn't it isn't it isn't is because there's not as much abuse the the entire there's more less less external pressure inscribe puts out more internal pressure of La how many likes was the one that lock in this picture and that's why I go out and I put the worst of me online and because they're not surprise in the flesh and you're very pleasing surprise surprise you've been you've been fantastic social media one of the things you adopted was the co concept of good morning and then just Google imaging are presumed over thousands consistency that is impressive Steve I feel bad I've stopped doing that but you just running out of town although I think say you on site and if you thought it might just start redoing looping is well I wouldn't do Paparrazzi wants some fair slippery because if they do it they're allowed to look bad on I try and do more ones it's like their advertising Baynes because it on either got paid for that and I've said I want to do this and I want to be a graph but Jesus run smart star going back stop buying it out 'cause see in the moral code with the two things that might that there's only one.
"beckett" Discussed on The Frame
"Hit my body my start moving differently once I got those baggy pants on and I think there is a great affinity is hard to describe in Suji think you've got it and that isn't it but there's a affinity there's a connection between baggy pants comedy and Beckett's work some positive soon as you think you've got you're wrong but there is undeniably a connection a couple of years ago I took my family to Edinburgh for the fringe festival and the Edinburgh Festival and we saw a very he's have tax that you can share with us now that you would say listen to this and maybe your mind will be changed while if I'm arguing for Trying to help people understand day of today and my Lord here's one thing I would say about Beckett for anybody who might be interested think it's not for them but might be interested more a particular to everyday human life than that Bill Irwin show on Beckett at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through October twenty seven three decades ago Janet Jackson released Rhythm Nation Eighteen fourteen homeless problem crimes are on the uprise it was a follow up to control her platinum selling album from three years before that album focused on themes of personal self empowerment but rhythm nation was much more about the mood of the country lindsay's allies as a staff writer at the ringer and she wrote about the thirtieth anniversary of rhythm nation and how it laid the groundwork for the socially conscious pop music of today Lindsay so what were the key events that were going on in the world that set the tone for rhythm nation when Janet Jackson recorded so this was the tail end of the Reagan era there was a lot of focus on homelessness illiteracy crime drugs the crack epidemic all these things were in the news and it was also interestingly enough the beginning of the twenty four hour news cycles CNN had recently launched so it's a time that feels sort of a key into how we often feel today about the events going on in the world in just that there is always something happening and it's very dramatic and all these social problem mm sort of build on one another and I think that feeling and the way that mass media was transmitting that feeling really influenced the sound around and also the focus of this record there's some sort of pledge I think you could call it at the beginning of the album and it goes like this we are a nation with no geographic boundaries through our minded individuals Sharon Konaga sheets pushy twenty really interesting to me and it was very intentional on Janet and her producers part in that it's sort of front loaded with these almost message songs you could call them there's a song called state of the world.
"beckett" Discussed on The Frame
"Insect speculations and what takes them what does it is Billy Bush so the access Hollywood tape billy Bush is having this very lewd conversation with then candidate Bill Irwin is an actor depending on your TV habits you know him from the trip the F. X. Series Legion or as Mr Noodle on sesame street his world class talent as a clown one of a prestigious Macarthur Foundation grant and these days he's on stage taking on one of the most revered and polarizing modern playwrights Samuel Beckett when those who knew me Stephen No me still buy side of course or by smell it's as though it says if come on I don't know I shouldn't have begun yes the language is a little cryptic but Irwin's one man show called on Beckett makes the playwright both accessible and understandable the show is part performance part Ted Talk but mostly it's a love letter to the late Irish author this rating haunts me so deeply it is in a perfect commonsense piece of theater I've done all this stuff makes sense to do an evening of it but on the other hand it is really more important for me it is really a mechanism because this rating has gotten a hold of me so deeply and so on expectedly I wouldn't have guessed twenty five thirty years ago that this is what would be so huge in my life right now haunt suggests something that can be bad that it is something that becomes obsessive thought that can be dark so when you're so deep into the language of a playwright who is dark is funny but is as you talk about on the show existential really curious does that feel like a place that it's hard to come out of when you're not only thinking about this work all the time but you're performing it does it become its own and kind of dark space that feels in some ways kind of trapping it used to be his most famous play which I'm not gonNA name because to name the play you come you know you have to make a decision to declare yourself so I'm just going to talk about his most famous play this the guy though our goto that's the that's the big yeah thirtieth okay and he Mr Beckett always had the play answer to any either any pronunciation he never prescribed one but Americans tend to call it forgo Britain Irish people call it waiting for God or God and it's a big schisms I'll just leave that alone except to say that one in the past when I've done that play it's a play of uneven rewards like I say sometimes in the evening I used to have a feeling of impotence and darkness that I associated with doing the play since then it's changed Mike Nichols used to say something interesting you said you know this you're right this writer you go see his work and you walk out and but then there's a feeling of elation that also comes because as Nichols put somebody's telling the truth the Eastern European of theater people always used to say you know for for hope and inspiration we did correct for realism we did back that's that's a Czechoslovak view of a certain era moving his his writing moves around in the culture it's occupies a different place now than it did twenty thirty years ago it's really vibrant writing and I think my theory is it's traveling forward into the future yeah in the play you draw strongly from texts for nothing which is some of Beckett's non play writing right I would play a little bit of you're performing from Tex- for nothing in your show suddenly no couldn't anymore I couldn't go on someone said you can't stay here I couldn't stay there and I couldn't go on aw describe the place that's unimportant the top very flat ave mountain no a hill but while if you read this on the page it can be opaque and pretty hard to picture as you perform it it is almost cinematic that I can see this character in this place looking around and that is what an actor does for attacks and I think that's a problem for a lot of people with Beckett the language is so hard for them to get through that it really requires the actor and the director and the scenic designer to make it assessable do you think that's part of the reward and challenge of of Beckett I do and that's true maybe most of all for his writing that he didn't write for the stage but which we actors have turned two years ago I was performing four of the thirteen texts for nothing just without preamble and with leave me without one deviation from any word because I was so thrilled to have permission from Edward Beckett to do these texts for nothing pieces a neighbor of mine heard about that sounds interesting I love to read those pieces I lent him the book my copy of texture nothing within the hour it was back in my mailbox he said Bill I can't there's a wall of words I can't find my way into this and it can seem that way but once you're inside Oh boy you a it's hard to get out and be they are so thrilling this language and is it voices between people or is it within one head is that the way consciousness works and another thing John was great connector for me I hadn't read any Beckett yet maybe I know I haven't read any Beckett yet but I was an exchange student in Northern Ireland I used to walk the hills around Belfast and he beckett used to walk the hills famously around Dublin and his description in the text for nothing pieces could be those hillsides or it could be the inside of a brain uh it's it's writing that just resonates in lots of different directions well you say in the piece that there's no key to unlocking the meaning of Beckett but you must have a of approaching material as an actor that helps you interpret it how would you describe that process for you he is such a good character the writer Beckett I mean he's this abstruse philosopher a playwright too but he it's like if he were writing for television here in La he would be the guy because he creates a voice and if you catch that voice and I think it has led to do with sort of Irish almost cliche Irish voice it's a little bit that I love I don't know if it worked out of context but he says at one point this is in Texas number one text for nothing I say to the body up with your now now I can feel it struggling like an old hack founded in the streets is struggling no more struggling again till it gives up had a leave it alone stay quiet it stops breathing pants on worse than ever I should turn away from it all away from the body from the head let them work it out between them I mean that is that is like good TV writing an an a mile joking there without derailing the character line he was he was some phenomenal writer. We're talking with Bill Irwin about his play on Beckett you are an actor by training and you're a clown I training and you talked about silhouettes about the body posture that you affect to play certain parts of Beckett and that's not limited to Beckett it's something that good actors do regardless of the text but I'm curious about that idea of physicality and whether or not you've learned something from performing Beckett that you can carry on into other things acting word clown work how do they all kind of coalesce and spin off each other they do bounce off of each other halfway through the evening in on I put on baggy pants and changes the evening Baggy pants just they hit us with a cultural memory and avant-garde performer dancer named James Terry to a piece called what the toad new I loved it my family didn't and I said seriously and it's been used against me ever since maybe you guys haven't read enough backup Ouch I know you've got to understand on card maybe have to read some avant-garde the point is if people think that they don't understand back it or they can't understand back it what is your argument to them and what I do with my day and my life at least during this period here's a bit of text that speaks to today so acutely every time I say it a night Vladimir the character in this most famous play of Beckett's says at one point was I sleeping while the others suffered am I sleeping now tomorrow when I wake or think I do what shall I it for my money it's full of citizenship questions it's also about how the mind works and full of Arcane intelligence Siesta but it is also full of like am I my brother's keeper and there ain't no question this ever been posed they'll thanks so much for us such a thrill to be here.
"beckett" Discussed on The Frame
"The frame I'm John Horn today show what exactly is cancelled Culture and why does some comedians eight then Samuel Beckett is known for his existential waiting for Godot but Bill Irwin says he's more and it's like if he were writing for television here in La he would be that guy and we revisit Janet Jackson's influential nineteen eighty nine Ulm rhythm nation all that coming up on the frame there's been a lot of debate lately about what's acceptable both art we enjoy and the artists who make it and what if any the consequences should be for content that crosses some hard to define lines it's all called cancelled culture we've seen a comedian named as a new Saturday night live cast member promptly lose his job for racist comments and Joker Director Todd Phillips was slammed for saying that politically correct woke culture had ruined comedy La Has Ati writes about pop culture for the Washington Post and she hoped me break down how we might define cancel culture in the first place what it means can it depends on who you are it could be wildly different things it could either refer to this sort of mom mentality online that plays out often on social media or situations where someone's career ears jeopardized because of a bad tweet they put out maybe a decade ago or when they were a teenager th that's what it could mean for some folks for other folks it could also describe how traditionally underrepresented people are able to use the Internet and social media and sort of the democratization of the Internet to hold powerful people accountable when institutions have failed them in this regard it's about what are the ethical expectations of an audience dance when there's a myth mismatch between that and what the person has done or sad or the institution has done or said then it can kinda lead to this dynamic of like being unquote canceled but when that expectation is similar then there's no problem right like if if someone's performing for an audience likes that and that's their audience and that's who's supporting their career than they don't necessarily have to worry about this broader mainstream acceptance GonNa play a cut of a particularly famous comic talking about this subject in the Netflix special sticks and stones I wanNA save you can guess who it is doing an impression all right let me get a character you gotta guess it is though okay here goes the hey thorir if you do anything wrong your life dawn I find out about it I'm trying to take everything away from me and I don't care what I find out could be today tomorrow fifteen twenty years from now if I find out you're finished who then that's you that's what the audience sounds like to me that's David Chapelle you are a journalist but you're also a stand up comedian and it feels like a lot of the cancelled culture debates have focused on people either telling jokes or in some cases trying to tell jokes that aren't necessarily funny why is comedy so at the center of the debate about cancel culture right now I think for one there's always been this conversation within comedy for many decades now about what's offensive appropriate what's quote unquote politically correct or not and comedian some comedians feeling very strongly that they have a right to say whatever they want and no one should criticize them because that's essentially what's happening in a way you know comedy standup comedy especially just like other art forms there's a pact an unspoken pact between the performer and the audience the performer can say whatever they want on stage in the audience can feel however they want the audience can express the laughter through booing through heckling but you know if you're a comedian performing for an audience of one hundred two hundred five hundred and there's one or two people who don't like what you're doing as a comedian you're never going to really know about it power dynamic really rests with the comedian who has a microphone after all but now in this current social media landscape and the democratization of the Internet twitter social media facebook all these platforms have allowed those one or two or five people in the audience to have much larger voices potentially and to speak at length about why they're pleased why they find this hurtful or offensive at this is a new dynamic for Comedians and they have been struggling on a play another piece of tape this is from Sarah Silver German when she was on the Bill Simmons podcast recently I seen on the left like this cancelled culture that too I call it righteousness porn yeah you know where it's like if you're not on board if you say the wrong thing if you had a tweet once if you would ever you know everyone is it's like throwing the first stone you know whatever you know it's so odd do you think kiss culture falls on political lines in some ways no I don't think it does I think it has a different flavor and and people on both sides get accused of exhibiting it in different ways I do think a lot of the things that are being called out on social media that are kind of taking off when it comes to the entertainment industry and people in that space it it is coming from people who have more progressive or liberal views and that's because the entertainment industry in space often reflects that sometimes the cancellation can be pretty Permanent I mean Roseanne was fired by Disney after a tweet that she put out comparing Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood food and planet of the Apes Disney also fired the director James Gunn from guardians of the galaxy for some old jokes that were crude about set accent pedophilia but then they hired him back so it feels like sometimes cancel culture sticks and sometimes it's fleeting that's why there's an issue ferring to something has cancelled culture is something that is specific in universally understood as such because it could mean so being canceled well you know Kevin Hart lost the Oscars hosted Gig that was a dream of his he backed out of that after some old homophobic jokes were resurface but he's doing great financially and he's still embraced by Hollywood in many respects so has he been quote unquote canceled. I don't know and my favorite example of this that raises the question about audio Donald Trump Billy Bush gets fired donald trump gets elected yeah and billy Bush is back on the air isn't he yeah he just made a comeback he's hosting it something on xtra La Assadi a pop culture writer at the Washington Post L.. Hey thanks so much for coming on the show it's coming up next on the frame Bill Irwin makes playwright Samuel Beckett a lot more approachable and fun.
South Africa graft inquiry exposes ANC divisions
"Today. We're looking at South Africa and its battle against corruption which took a dramatic turn this week with former president Jacob Zuma a cool to testify before commission of inquiry joining me on the line from Johannesburg is correspondent jobs of cultural and here in the studio Africa editor David Pilling David Festival. Could you give us the background. This inquiry is into this idea of state capture. The role of some businessmen called Gupta's. How's it come to this will for a long time? There's been this notion of state capture which is really South African phrase or it's become a kind of Motif in South Africa really a term that denotes mass corruption the hollowing out of some some of South Africa's most important institutions in the idea that they've been kind of sold to the highest bidder including the family mentioned the Gupta's who are very close to Jacob Zuma when he was president this in the sense of the moment that everyone's been waiting for this has been ongoing testimony from from various people who are involved her accused or who have evidence but this is really the man who is said to be at the sense of the Fulcrum the man who innocence is alleged to have sold the presidency and really sent South Africa which was already having many difficulties really kind of sense it on a very difficult path of low growth corruption loss of faith in the A._N._C.. An government and therefore a lot hangs on this inquiry doesn't it I mean it's not just just about making sure that justice was dumb to some extent the hopes of President Obama poser to correct the course of South Africa to some extent today hang on this inquiry working out to some extent. Yes I mean I think there are two things I mean one. Is this idea that the people who were involved should be punished. Jacob Zuma has been doging what some people would say as justice what he would say as persecution for moving a decade those who think that Zimmer is guilty those who think that he is at the center of something that is corroded the whole South African dream think that unless he somehow punished then we won't be able to move on then there's also cost the kind of evidence that is presented the evidence that is needed to root out corruption from within the A._N._C. and it goes very deep according to most accounts and evidence. That's really needed for Sir. I'm opposed to get a grip on the party and turn it in the direction that he has claimed he wants to turn it into in his electioneering so Joseph this week the commissioner of inquiry weaker very important state with presence Zuma Call to testify how did that go started with classic Jacob Zuma Very Rivera performance as he opened his testimony and gave his side of the story and he said free. Anything's Fussy his enemies in the African National Congress auspice they are saying all of these things about the <unk> because foreign spy agencies which he didn't name but were to be the C._I._A.. Enough is instructed students <unk> and finish off. He said people trying to kill him. People have sent suicide bombers <unk> after him people trying to poison him so it's very dramatic but since then and the days the photoed he's deflated a bit as we've got into the nuts and bolts of enquiries questioning the inquiry has put to him specific allegations civilisation exits. You told them to lie about the Gupta's Minister Zet made this claim and immune response has been. I don't know I can't remember right and this conspiratorial stuff that he's used. Is there a ready audience written South Africa. Do you think many people will be listening to him and does he still have a financial support quarter. Can maybe prevent him being brought down bonus outside Africa and in most of the population. This does sound absolutely match. He's going back to allegations that date from the nineteen ninety s that the A._n._C. was infiltrated by foreign spies. Zoom himself was a former spy master in the A._N._C.. He claims to have lists of enemies. Were spies. It does sound like it comes from <unk> but there is an audience in G._N._C.. It's not big but it is exists. People do believe there is outside interference in South African and A._N._C. Politics and by that narrative that this position imposed by external forces Suma has not named but in terms of picking away at the credibility of inquiry picking away at the credibility of Roma pauses cleanup effort it works to create that kind of disinformation and David would there are people think within the N._C.. Whose face the tied up with Jacob Zuma so they're not necessarily people who believe in him? I'm sure there are in the wider population especially in KwaZulu Natal but within the A._N._C. There are people who depend on Zuma's version of events prevailing because otherwise otherwise the next nothing. That's quite important because you've got this fight within the A._N._C. and remember Ramaphosa only just won the presidency so you have this fight between these different elements and they've not been able to root out by any means all the the people who were pretty much involved in state capture. Some of them still hold high office if you look at the A._N._C. Network throughout the provinces of South Africa the kind of riddled with people who somehow benefited from a lot of what was going on and so there's a lot of steak and they're able to fight back to some extent on them. They've been able to chuck allegations the Finance Minister Probably Gordon and so on well. That's exactly right. I mean you have this kind of war of words and his war of parallel realities. It's important to note that there is very clear documentation mutation the backs up a lot of these allegations even though some of the investigative services were themselves compromise for example the protects the general to Lee Metal Seller came out with a report with names dates places the Financial Times itself reported reported a story where the then finance minister was offered a bag of money to take over the finance ministry and do various things that would have been off benefit to people connected to this sort of state capture network so I mean there's quite a few smoking guns there. But there's also the possibility especially I think in the world that we live in today of a counterfactual narrative that can be built up and if people arrested in that narrative than it's easy to believe it if their fortunes if their jobs depend on it then of course they'll believe John Beckett right and Joseph how is in broader terms the Ramaphosa effort to write South Africa to put it back on the right track. How's it going eighteen months ago? I think people would have been talking about remote Pouria about this sense that just a mere fact of having someone else in the presidency would unleash foreign investment and bring back South African companies to invest her as well that is not going well the economy's gutting with recession and they're very bad numbers at the beginning of this year. It's GonNa take a long time just because of the extent of the role just to take one example Eskan depowered monopoly which generates navy one of the country's electricity has just been for band patch of quite severe blackouts which obviously done the economy no favours as Davis had that is a smoking gun. One of the biggest intensive corruption under Zuma's rule but Ramaphosa team has been very very slow hello to restructure and s gone back honor bell fitting so that sense of urgency that was there a year and a half ago or Zuma was removed from power than dissipating and is that because the President Ramaphosa of the obstacles faces are larger than he imagined I mean how bad was the situation. He inherited actually we can go back to something. A former minister said at the inquiry about state capture itself which is don't over zoom denies denies it during make it all about Jacob Zuma. This was a much bigger network. The one president that are much more alleged perpetrators than the Gupta's so to route that out of the A._N._C. will be a bigot. It doesn't involve solve the tax collection agency the National Prosecutor even the public protect to David mentions had four against Corruption Zuma Bat has allegedly been captured by the quote unquote fightback so so it's not like things going on one way towards reform. It's a real conducting institutional fight so yes. It's not what about Jacob Zuma legacy so let's just finish by looking at the future both of the A._N._C. itself twelve and of South Africa. David background is that it's known about a battle within the end see the N._C.. The Positive Liberation the Party of Mandela has been losing popularity in their arrivals. Do you think this is an away a last chance for the Nancy and if they fail walk replaces them I think in says it is a less chance I mean you've seen its popularity slide. I think they won't fifty seven percent in this election fifty seven fifty eight and it would have been much lower had not been for the remedy fauria affect that Joseph referred to there is disillusion in the A._n._C. as a kind of typical liberation party which of course it never was seen as it was seen as this great transformer of the Rainbow Nation but it's unfortunately in many people's is gone on the way of other post-independence liberation movements got a monopoly on power and therefore abused its power. The one thing you're saying is that the South African economy which had been growing before Jacob Zuma five and six percents a year at least giving. Some room to do some of the social changes that the A._N._C. has promised to do an is the legacy of apartheid that does need to be addressed but with no growth with recession. There's just nothing to play with and in the end I think unless unless the A._N._C. can sought out its internal divisions standouts corruption at least to a certain extent and get the economy moving again then we will proceed at one pacer another in one direction that will be that the A._N._C.'s majority will old slipped below fifty percents. We'll move into coalition government. I didn't think we'RE GONNA lose the A._N._C. and power for quite a long time but you can see the A._N._C.'s total monopoly on power fading and in some people's eyes that would be no bad thing but some of the political forces I mean there are liberal democratic forces but they're also more left wing nationalist forces led by me and someone who might profit they're both you know there's a party to the right of the A._N._C. which believes in much more free market liberal economy of vessel but might be recognizable say in Europe but there's also a policy that basically says that the Liberation Movement in one thousand nine hundred four has been betrayed that is rallying around questions like nationalization of land or expropriation of land or that compensation because the the truth of South Africa the big truth that's looking behind all of this is that the disparity of income between the largely white population but with now black middle classes prospered on the one side and then a great divide with the rest of the black population that has really been left behind in his almost as far behind as it was under apartheid. That's the background and that's the social pressure that is behind a lot of this in which the A._N._C. in internal struggles in its moral corrosion is really unable to address and Joseph to finish the time I was in South Africa one did hear this phrase state capture but also some people muttering about state failure the sense that if this couldn't be turn round South Africa was really quite serious trouble and it statuses is the most advanced economy in Africa was under threat as we speak the army has been deployed in South Africa's Western Cape Aware Capetown is because of crime being so bad in townships around South Africa's second city not so as indicates for failure buses capture. I think that's a fad point to make state. Capture focused on major state companies focused on the Finance Ministry the very top of the state intensive allegedly the diverting resources to people Gupta's but from below rivers issues Davis has just been talking about basic service to the water at Trinity. I mentioned Eskom. Thurs indicates is old flagging as well. I I mean look at the end of the day of roughly infrastructure is miles edge of many countries on the continent on remains sir but this sense of urgency that was eighteen months ago about undoing nor anything capture but also bringing economic stagnation to an end Indorama poser that message has lost a bit amid the continued inflicting in the A._N._C. so that risk of failure stood
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"beckett" Discussed on WTRH
"And is gone now and we're trying, to get to exactly what the question is now what it is is the Joe. Wants to know from June what what's going on in his life now that he needs help with regarding that situation so we'll look, forward to, to this coming segment and the questions that will be asked a. Lot of times after death of someone you love, there's there's anger. At God or at yourself or at somebody else there's anger from other people? Involved in the relationship other family members there's also a lot of questioning about why did. God allow this to happen so we'll we'll, get back. To Joe's conversation now and we'll see where. His mind is, what is his question for. June June spring Joe Beckett All, right Joe There's, a That there's a myriad of feeling said a person has when The person who is either the closest or one of the. Closest and your your life is no longer here on earth and so I'm. Very aware that there are times when people have concerns questions there are. People who can be difficult that you get her act with I've just seen so much unusual pain so Help me. Understand In regard to you Is there something that you would like to.
"beckett" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Beckett got day president get paid all every day off up really screw that up moment inside i know let's giving meetings i took a huge l i think that that's actually better than i thought it was i took a good i will say in the beginning like you killed it like your voice sounded great you're right on with the museum thank you what happened it just goes so fast like in your mind you do know the next lyric but you don't know the next lyric and as soon as that beat passes you go i just missed it and then everything goes back you just can't get back on beat how similar to that feeling was the feeling of the dance because i feel like i know that feeling of like your over your head is wrong same thing like same thing you realize you screwed up and there's nothing you can do to get caught up if i'm and i miss a beat i didn't miss any lyrics because the lyrics aren't predetermined if it's someone else's beat or someone else's lyric rather that's king ad rock that that's him wrapping i've disrespected the great king ad rock from the beastie boys and i'm sorry i'm sorry champagne jerry i can't wait till we get ad rock on the show we could play in that i i would rather him not no i mean you got nailed more than half of it you would have fifty percent won't even get you a passing grade crowd loved you they were going crazy crowd was cool they were they were really nice people and you nailed the hardest part you were worried about the fresnay that i bet you thought you spend too much time on the cavs the intro and not the verse because he nailed the yo caveat caveat i was at softball practice yeah probably mousetrap mousetrap yo y'all got a calf i just i screwed up and i'm sorry i died sorry dad rock i'm sorry to the seventy five people who attendants if the but it but it did give me inspiration that forms fabio and i can put together a gig at the crowbar so the crowbars the venue that i think we've got promoters vying for this concert so announce the crowbar we've got good offers on the table let's let's field all offers drew grab alive hello hey.
"beckett" Discussed on Blank Check with Griffin & David
"Chris paul a mass no i like he's like no actually i played you and your guys are dead now and beckett the move is just hawn being like i know the beckett is so flimsy morally the hill just switch back to me yes that's fine that's fine but it's like i mean there's a little showdown with dryden where curiculum yeah i mean and the movie kind of at this point amounts to nothing kind of leaves you with nothing like this in the movies just trying to fill in those little haunts so you see him shoot i shoots back hey okay you see him be a little bit of a hero he gives the thing but they're like you should join our we're thinking of calling it like a rebellion and he's like i don't think so i don't join rebellions we'll maybe later and he's like maybe and they say i love you and he says i know it's like who cares also there he's like i got this great line on a deal with java the hut practically sort of the idea i think them for actually not sage 'cause i kept on i was linked to you but they do kind of thing where they're like there's a real big gangster on a real sandy plan eat at pizza so i wanted to say about cure yet and the reveal of her hero takes over the criminal on it's you know is being portrayed as like this bad thing sure and to me i get it girl.
"beckett" Discussed on I Am Rapaport
"How do i know i'm not getting fucked my diamond like where do you take it how do you check it loop thing i mean i think you have to be trained like i looked at that thing i can't see like to see it through the i bought my wife a thing i'm looking at it and he's fleming i can see just i could see it immediately you can tell from just looking at it yeah because avid trained i but i mean even going into an irregular motherfucker not get fucked is there a way not to get fucked i mean okay you have to go somewhere do a little bit of research do you know there's a website called blue now dot com i even fucking hate given people despite there but they're kind of like the right if it's fucking cheaper than us then you're beyond good if it's more than us it's you're still good but if it's like that's like the scale and i hate using them because sometimes what happens at blue nile is they don't stock their own diamonds so they take people's diamonds in right and it's like they're holding a much like flight club and so they fucked the market up and if you have any idea which i'm so this is such a crazy coincidence do beckett guide is no no okay the beckett guide is for it for con for baseball cards okay checked the beckett right so you know the beckett is the guide for how much you're jordan rookie card is worth how much your king griffey rookie card is worth so the diamonds had the same guide what's it called what is it called oh it's the rappaport i see i've seen that show the rap rap sheet is nicknamed the rap sheet tells you what a wholesale cost on a diamond is the only thing that fucks up is that okay they're the standard universal scale so if you're in india if you're in dubai if you're in on think anything that's on north america if you're in mexico wherever right used the route port that's the standard guide now people using blue nile the fucked up part about it is when i'm buying diamond wholesale through a dealer and let's say i find some jews in new york city and i buy diamond sometimes they give me a price that's.
"beckett" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Yeah man i don't know where you go people they run over backup for beckett they back over his as and run over here in might be three or four times fall on no all on that car that car one like they hit him in ran over you go up like a roller coaster boom bill usually hits the head on this on the roof that truck we just kill that guy oh no i'll be back you go people so bullshit ultimately ultimately ultimately i was ready to give it a matinee a rented a rental don't give it a mandate for the moms out there sorry sorry that's what we gotta do so we gotta go with so moms just get nothing this week man you know you gave some old bullshit fuck you this week is not a good weekend mother maybe mother fuck you know but you know but i don't know for those intend to audiences out there if you mom i've been hearing people get some entertainment from life of the party if you mom probably really will love this move here when i went to see this when i went to go see this bullshit here it was nothing i saw it in waco it was nothing but black people as they know that demographic right here now one i think one white person bought a ticket song win assigning saw like no bag out yeah yeah people seem to be enjoying.
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"beckett" Discussed on In Our Time
"What supported beckett have for opposing the king in this it was quite a difficult situation what most people it was the kind of compromise that meant that everybody can save face that you could find a way forward these things both sides were claiming that they were absolute rules and precedents henry would constantly talk about the ancient customs of the realm while backus in the church would talk about holy truths of the rights of the church but in each case what we're really dealing with these people on the ground working out compromises by which they could carry on and the problem as far as i think many people are concerned with beckett was just that he was no good at compromise and he held his line on the benefitted clergy which everyone could see was an outrageous corruption and indeed you know there were there was plenty of nonsupport for it in the church but he held his line and he he continue them protected people in hollywood is and this news would come to henry and henry be enraged every single time and then there are financial situations one of the earliest disputes was henry wanted to divert a particular parts of the taxation to the role treasury which as chancellor would have absolutely supported becasuse archbishop said no you're not having any of the church's money and henry walls ossoli enraged and on it went with these things and and the problem for beckett's bishops upon but how much support he had was that they were infuriated with him they didn't know what to expect next from him and when it finally the key turning point that just made everyone feel that it was impossible was that the constitutions of clarendon this this council when they will together and henry tried to say and for parole will you will will not obey the ancient customs of the realm beckett said yes and all his bishop said yes.