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"ben johnson" Discussed on KOMO
"Jason nathanson joins us and today on Instagram Tatum O'Neal said Peter was her heaven and earth He became such a huge star at a young age with his films Jason Yeah and one of that's one of the things that he did so well was direct people to Oscars or Oscar nominations Of course she won for a paper moon just ten years old and still the youngest Oscar winner ever but also for the first film which he got a lot of recognition for the last picture show which he was nominated for directing Oscar he was nominated for writing The film itself was nominated I believe for 8 Oscars That won two Oscars One for a close leachman and one for Ben Johnson as well People just loved his film his style and also his knowledge He's being remembered today as a really smart film critic and film historian He told vulture magazine that he turned down Chinatown the exorcist The Godfather and said he didn't do mafia But then he ended up acting in The Sopranos Yeah which was one of my I mean to be perfectly honest and I'd seen his films seen paper moon see the last picture show for sure mask and all those But for me when I think of Peter Bogdanovich I think of him as Elliott who was doctor melfi's psychiatrist on The Sopranos He had a very particular and weird way of drinking water out of a thing that he kind of a bottle he carried around He dabbled in acting and he did various things here and there But The Sopranos he was in I believe something like 16 episodes and that was the longest he ever played any character He wasn't you know no necessarily for his acting But for me when I think of him I think of that role But he also became known for sort of a turbulent personal life He had that well-known affair with simple shepherd He was with playmate Dorothy Stratton and she ended up being murdered Yeah so the civil was shepherd who of course she was in the last picture show And if you go back and you watch he clearly loved filming her When the camera was on her he let it linger and he wanted to really kind of frame her very very well And you could tell And then so he had an affair with her led to the divorce from his first wife And then his girlfriend Dorothy Stratton She was murdered in 1980 by an X and then in 1988 he married her sister Louise and they split in 2001 What are people saying about his style because it seems like it was an old school style like he loved the old Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton things and a lot of his stuff was black and white that I remember Yeah and last picture show it was compared to Citizen Kane in the look and the style Again he was a real kind of film historian a film buff and he grew up on a lot of those early films and tried to emulate that in his style So people today the remembering him for that But remembering him for being just a great and warm and nice person Peter Bogdanovich died today of natural causes according to his daughter and he was 82 years old Jason nathanson thank you Jason All right take care 6 50 in the propellant insurance money update now from Jim cesco Blue chips led the stock market to a lower finish today The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 170 points the S&P 500 slipped four and the NASDAQ composite index eased 19 A deal in the news publishing world The New York Times has reached an agreement worth a reported $550 million to acquire sports news subscription site of the athletic the transaction is expected to close later on here in the first quarter Shares of GameStop are soaring They're up 17% in after hours trading A Wall Street Journal report says the video games retailer plans to create a marketplace for NFTs non fungible tokens December turns out was a very good month for Costco The warehouse club retailer said its year over year sales jumped 16.2% with comparable store sales rising 14 and a half percent Ecommerce sales soared nearly 18% despite all that positive news Costco shares were little changed today That's your money now Catch.
Jimmy Carter Did What!?!
"I just learned something that has blown my mind about violence that took place blood was shed on the floor of the. Us capital in one thousand nine hundred fifty four was off by two years. I thought it was one thousand nine hundred. Eighty two nine hundred fifty four when a national liberation group opened fire in the us house they. These terrorists shot five congressman. Now listen to this. Oh my gosh. And this has got a political component to it. 'cause where do you hear jimmy. Carter did with these terrorists to blow your mind. I'm telling you you cannot make this crap up. I keep hearing julia battling in my mind. Do republican party has lost their way. Where did you hear what democrat jimmy. Carter did with the terrorists who tried to murder five members of congress very on the floor debating a mexican farm labor bill when three men and a woman from puerto rico who were intent on gaining independence for the us territory. Storm the visitor's gallery and fired automatic pistols at the members of the house the barrage twenty to thirty rounds from luger's hit five house members. The barrage lasted for about a minute. Before capitol police subdued the shooter's now. I would think that's an insurrection. You're going in. You're trying to murder members of congress on the floor of the us. Alright of the five wounded representative alvin bentley. A republican from michigan representative ben johnson. A republican from iowa suffered the most the most serious injuries the other three members representative kenneth roberts democrat from alabama clifford davis from tennessee. George fallon for maryland. They were shot in the leg or the hip. Okay the banner headlines all over the country. Five congressmen are shot. A group of men and women shouting free. Puerto rico fired automatic pistols from the house gallery at congress members. Hit at least five. Okay now this is where it gets. Good the shooters were charged with assault with intent to kill. They tried to assassinate members of the united states congress right they were tried in federal court convicted and received life sentences. Here's the one line it's going to blow your. I got a role. I gotta have a real democrat. Jimmy carter commuted their sentences in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine and they return home to florida rico.
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"On this day in nineteen eighty six at a cure concert in the forum. Inglewood foreign a shirtless man with the cowboy hat goes to the center of before section is stabs himself repeatedly with the hunting knife. He said he couldn't believe he was at a cure concert and he couldn't bear it any longer. No actually this guy hit home for some of you. He did survive his vicious wounds self inflicted. He was identified as thirty eight year old. Jonathan moreland. he said he was trying to impress a girl. Jilted him. I guess that's one way to impress her. Okay will you be with me now wendy. Now that i've stabbed myself almost died. Were you be my girlfriend now because clearly. My love is true and my judgment is flawed. Oh jonathan you're just the man for me. How come you have thirty. Two scars on your chest back thighs stumm ranch on many many years ago your mom and our concert for the cure not not a medical thing to balance call cure and your mom said she was leaving me for villa. Who was the charlie daniels torque range and i said if you leave me i'm gonna walk out in the middle at floored stab myself repeatedly and she said do it. I don't think you will and i did so. I did and your grandma got back together at the concert. Right there in aim on the way there we've been a couple ever sees here you are and that's the story so the point is well. I don't know if there's a point. But i do know that dude's will do some really release stupid things. Impressive woman john. Hinckley jr. actually thought that shooting president trump might win him jodie foster. I'm not trump reagan. Do i got news for you. There is nobody you could have assassinated. That would interest jodie foster in you. You're not her type. You fool the only thing worse in fact it well. He was rich but don't anything worse than the fact that you're not her type is you're literally just not her type like choo choo ice girls. John how many years into his psychiatric treatment. John hinckley jr. okay. So so okay. You sass nate. The president a lot of women are gonna flock to you. I i. I could give this just amazing logical leap you've made but did you ever check to see if maybe she even likes. Dude maybe you. Did you think that would flip over. Ramon let's take some calls from the people that really stupid and you look back on it in realize that really stupid thing you did to impress a woman and then you have to tell us whether it worked. I guess maybe. John hinckley jr. thought he was that guy that can converted lesbian. There's always that dude seven one three two one two five eight seven four and ladies if some guy ever did something really really absurd ridiculous extreme dangerous deadly to impress you then. Your immediate thought was well. Maybe you were impressed. I'm not sure you wanna be with a woman who would be impressed by stabbing yourself repeatedly with a hunting knife out in the middle of a cure concert. I'm wondering what a fellow was doing wearing a cowboy hat at a concert in how the shirt came off. Because one thing i've noticed from cops episodes is there is a certain type of black and white trash criminal element that take their shirt off at the slightest hint of any drama breaking out. You ever noticed the officers. When they're interviewing the guy who got the is all bulls doubt he always has his shirt off always has his shirt off which is convenient because then all the tattoos that tell you what gang or white supremacist group. Or whatever else he's in it's all very conveniently written right there on his chest he makes it real easy then even hide him anymore. It's just right there. So i see your member of this group this group you did Looks like three tours. Act the state penitentiary okay. All right Then spent some time over and goal of that could have been. That probably wasn't very pleasant either. Was it okay. Yeah thank you for making that real real easy for me. All right seven one three two two five eight seven four seven three two two five eight seven four. We do not talk about the olympics. Because we've given up on it. But we are sad to note that simone biles has apparently pulled out with a medical issue. I'm not sure what the issue is. But we wish her well. She's a good representative of houston year round. She is a great athlete and by all accounts a great ambassador for our city and we are sorry to see that that brings us since. We're not covering the olympics. Generally but we'll make an exception for simone that brings us to great moments. Olympic failure the olympics. It gotten to foreign now. Great moments in olympic failure. The year was nineteen eighty-eight. The olympics were in south korea and everyone was eating noodles and listening to really bad pop. Music open up staff but this year is big. Loser was ben johnson. Ben johnson is a canadian which is bad enough as it is but on top of that he also had to battle injuries right up until the point of the olympics. His main rival american. Carl lewis was cocky son of the who said he would never lose to johnson again. And that's when things got cray cray up in south korea despite his injuries. Canadian ben johnson said a world in the one hundred meter dash and beat lewis for the gold medal. Many people responded by saying bow now from canada. Possibly be that fast and it turned out. They were right. Ben johnson tested positive for steroids..
Megan S. Smith on the Inspiration Behind Her Film "bOObs"
"Lead you to create such a controversial film like boobs. My my husband passed away from cancer. Twelve years ago and i had three dear friends die of breast cancer and i started to make a film about alternative cancer therapies and when i noticed ten minutes of my ninety minute film whereas on breast cancer screening mammography mostly on what we could be doing instead. I stopped editing other film and put out this one a short and then it got this one got picked up as a by a distributor out of la they said expanded into ninety minutes and will distribute it for you. So so. that's what happened awesome. That's awesome now before this whole issue with cancer came into your life. Were you like the average woman who would go for mammograms and screenings like everybody else. I was idea. Remember the last time i had a mammogram. Which is probably before. I started filming probably about seven years ago now in a standing there and getting breast radiated in it's hurting lang cac. Is there squishing it. And they're like. Oh we have to keep squishing a little bit more on like no. Don't this is really painful. And they kept compressing. Unlike that's it. I am done. I gotta find some way. And luckily i was talking to ben johnson now deceased unfortunately but Ben was the one who said yeah. Mammograms nanna now more radiation than they're letting on and look at this democracy for an ultrasound together so i did really
Gophers bring back Johnson as new head coach
"Jeff. Poor zillow zillow of espn reporting xavier. Assistant ben johnson to be named the next head coach at the university of minnesota. Johnson played for minnesota travis. Steel hired him from minnesota as an assistant. The gophers are bringing him back home to be their head coach. So an opening on travis steel staff.
Gophers bring back Johnson as new head coach
"Minnesota is hiring Xavier assistant coach Ben Johnson to become their next head coach. That's according to multiple reports, He'll get a five year contract he played for the
"ben johnson" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"And you are the analytical and your spreadsheet guy and you're feeling good and Maybe you've got some help from some friends and you feel like you're going along fine. But there's always a group of people out there that as you said, right here, they wonder what they're missing. I don't want to make a mistake. Is there a box that I haven't checked off? Um I going to get to age 69 or 72 go. Oh, my God. I didn't see that coming. And if I had a financial advisor I would have and that's I think that is the group of people that we talked to every morning here on the show. And that is, if you don't know the answers to those questions. You should sit down and at least have a conversation. Yeah, I think that's exactly it is that there? You've got to make sure that you don't miss those little things that could cause you some problems later, and I think something else that stands out to me is that Or the number of people that are still managing their own investments. Maybe they are the spreadsheet guy or the spreadsheet gal that really gets into keeping track of all this stuff. But what typically happens in those relationships Randy is that we'll see somebody that is. Super into picking their own stocks or their own phones and managing their only counts, And maybe they do their own taxes and they've got to play in and they're doing all this stuff and it takes a lot of time and there They're okay with that. But their spouses usually checked completely out of them, and they don't have a clue. They just say, you know, he's got that handled. He's gotta hand order. She's doing all that She's taking care of all that for us, and I don't need anybody else. What happens when that person checks out right? And I think that's a big big gap. That's one of those things that you you just don't really put a plan together for that. A lot of times in your own mind is that that's one of those little things that you think she's gonna be around forever doing this or he's gonna be around forever doing this. Something happens. I mean, we've got right now We're working with two families. I think it's just too probably more. But two families that been with us for a long time, and both spouses have cancer. And this is something that's ongoing that every year we lose certain number of clients that Didn't see it coming and they've retired. You know, we're starting to enjoy the retirement and then boom. One of them gets sick, and it just kind of knocks the wind out of your sails. So having that advisor relationship kind of in the wings or Full Ford and really working for you. I think that gives you the confidence knowing that you know if I'm doing that on my own or helping the adviser or however, whatever level that you're wanting to get involved with Then if something happens to you, and you step out That your spouse is taking care of, And I think we we deal with out quite a bit too. And that should be a wake up call for all of us. You know that? That what if you know that if everybody says what should I ask a financial advisor? Well, should all start with what if what if the market goes down? What if my spouse passes away? What if of taxes go up considerably? What if I'm gonna be okay? That's really what you want to know. So I'm gonna give you our number here, which is 502 to 539366 feel free to give us a call. If some of those what ifs are not locked down in your life, and what Alan is just talked about kind of resonates with you. So one of the other things that gets people's attention and says maybe I need to talk to somebody is when that market goes down, and it sure did in February and March. Well, it came back. It came back with a vengeance. We had the best spring ever in the history of the market, and that was fantastic. And then it went. On pretty good Through this summer. Then volatility came back. We had another huge spike, so up and down, it goes. Ben Johnson is a guy from Morning star and he was talking about looking at the up and down of your portfolio. In other words, looking at the risk of your money. It's absolutely a good time to do that, especially because we've seen a pretty dramatic run up in equity markets. Which in some cases had recently retouched all time high levels. So if near retirees heir to revisit their allocations, they might be a little bit long equity risk. Now you were known, unfortunate set of circumstances Right now, we're the alternatives air few and far between and generally unattractive, especially if you look at it fixed income securities. So that's interesting. He says. One side of the coin is pretty risky. But all the alternatives don't give you much, so I mean you're stuck in the in the mid All of this. And Alan, This is a part of your conversation. People say, Where do I put my money? The key is with this and that I wish I could just open up the books and just show everybody. It's not that complicated. I mean, there are some things that you can invest in that are fairly conservative that air liquid that you can pull money in and out of and things like that and still have A decent rate of return our conservative portfolio that we manage here. Material Wealth Advisors is up about 8.5% for the year, which is not bad. I mean the markets of higher than that, But the that's not a bad return for a conservative portfolio. But it also has Treasuries and a short term Treasuries. And I think you have to kind of Play that game, whether it's long term or short term, depending on interest rates. We got real estate in there. We got some commodities in there, and we still get 30% in stocks. And they're so we're still doing pretty well. Still has those equities built in your portfolio, But I'm telling you when the market swings 1200 to 1500 points Up and down and one day I mean, that's when you really need somebody to kind of pull you back in and say, Hey, let's either hang onto this or let's change the makeup of your portfolio. Because ratting that kind of a wave if you're fully and if you're all in the stock market, they could hurt. It could hurt quite a bit. If you lose that kind of momentum in one day, or maybe you're not on the balance out on that day, so What we're talking about. Folks is really setting you up for success in retirement, making sure that you have a solid plan going into retirement. Look, we've given away hundreds, if not thousands of retirement plans here on retirement 3 60 over the years. And we would like to help you get your plans set up for 2021. So you go into the new year, knowing that you have a plan knowing that you're gonna be okay and retirement. What we're talking about is our bundle package or retirement. 3 60 bundle comes with five different reports that really are set in design to make sure that you understand where you are. Number. Wanna answering that question. Are you on track? The first report is that retirement 3 60 scorecard. The whole purpose of that report is to answer that question. Are you on track? Are you gonna make it H 95 without running out of money? Are you gonna fall short somewhere along the way or you're gonna have extra money left over. How does your numbers look What you're playing look like let's find out what's but there's numbers together and show you how that works. Then if we got involved in we built to the game plan, How's the game playing? Gonna change? It isn't going to increase the numbers that you lied to the kids. Or is it gonna allow you to have a little bit more cushy lifestyle and retirement? How's that going to work? Included in that retirement 3 60 game plan? Is that income plan? Remember, we talked about that every week about have it build a sustainable, reliable source of income coming in every month. So you know that every month you can spend it in confidence. Knowing that there's another check coming the next month. That's what that income playing this built for. That's included in that game plan. Also included in this bundle of reports. Is that 2021 tax man? What's your tax obligation will be in 2021. What happens if the tax laws change a little bit? How are you going to prepare yourself to make sure that you're not giving most of your games to Uncle Sam? We want to do that tax mat for you. And finally we're gonna set you down with an attorney to go.
"ben johnson" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Bordeaux roids. This guy was thinking. Hey, man, I've seen all these YouTube videos of Ben Johnson, man. My man was fast. My man man, 100 M. Aiken, four seconds. I wonder what that could do for May. I wonder. I'd love to know where he found those droids Standard solo throwing it back. I want if you went online and went and typed in, Ask Jeeves. Ask Jeeves. Was that your search engine Bob? Met. The only way the Met can make a good move. We'll have something could happen is if one of their guys pops positive for roids. That's how unbelievable Say going on a hike and your partner points down to your shoe. Like Ah, believe worst day ever brief. You're the match. You're like. Oh, yeah, I stepped in dog crap. Nice things were looking up. No, I stepped in dog crap. Yeah, it's a good thing. Good day things right? Things were getting right. And I got to know the sticker prices on these things. I don't know it would take. I just know they have $24 million more today than they had yesterday. I guarantee the match like one of the only franchise is without be considered a good day and a good thing. 1 806 368686. Don't know, man. Cono. Cono. Probably thought ma'am gonna go old school. I think I'm gonna get my I'm gonna get some andro. Anybody got any andro lying around? You know, maybe they march to Andy Pettitte. It's um H g h. Maybe throw it back to the berroya tip of the hat to bear oId. Anybody got any cream? Anybody got any clear? Nobody want to rub any cream or clear on me. Nobody got any standard solo line around. It was a matter with you, Bob. I love these guys that have got, like, literally the stones to get caught, man and just do it again. When you when you be scared straight? No, because you're about that life because you're about that life and the risk. And how about this? The risk is always greater than the reward. How the hell did you think he got that $240 million contract? This is why these guys do this because it pays it's worth the risk. Like normally, I say I hope that was worth it. And I know it wasn't I guarantee it is to this guy. Is the money is already in the bank. When we come back. Phone lines are open. Still. Got Dana White still ahead and definitely when we come back. I want to get into tonight's game..
Interview with George Varanakis of The Portrait Masters
"Welcome back to another episode I am your host Frederick Ben Johnson today. Once again on the hot seat, I have my good friend. Mr George Very. You may have heard his name in the industry. He's he's got or had fingers in all corners of the photography industry that didn't come out right but. Just. Men involved with everything photography. If you don't know his name, you probably have been to an event that he's been. Behind. Trains on. All that stuff. So George here talk about. What are we talking about the Porch Masters Live? This is your last greatest you like you just like attempting really hard projects and. Hitting home runs apparently. So this one was obviously. Cova head and we had our original conference which was going to be in Phoenix Arizona September ninth through the twelfth we had to make a big decision and it was okay. Do we just not do anything this year or do we try to do our virtual conference if you will I don't really love the virtual name I was like call it digital conference that's just me but yeah. We made that decision and moved back our dates a little bit. So we are September first of the twenty third three days we've got so much content some amazing content. We're doing things a little bit differently than I think what a lot of lot of the. Virtual trade show conferences. You'll see out there in the photo industry or just overall We went out this a little bit differently in that we prerecorded everything and not like prerecord Webcam or zoom kinda thing we prerecorded like shootouts and we had people at our studio We had people at Peter Hurley Studio in New York shooting, and so we've got these amazing shootout through Canon Sony and pro photo. We've got keynote speakers like a tab of the coffee from her famous Bravo show. She is one of our keynotes and she's just incredible Her brother show was Tabitha takes over. We've got mark seller. WHO's one of the most amazing photographers on the planet. You he's done countless numbers of covers for Cube, fair the role I think he's got he's done over one hundred rolling stone cover so I'm really excited of our lineup and we're GONNA do this in a really fun way. It's GonNa be really fun over the three days that we're doing this. We've got kind of a trade show section. We've got a content section. We're GONNA be giving away a ton of stuff and that sue it Nikki closer will be live here in the studio Kinda just introducing a all the classes sue out was just decided a couple of minutes ago. WHO's GonNa do for closing keynote keynote live so we're so most of it is prerecorded, we will have live host, but the content that's come out of this is off the charts I'm really excited. In you when you say you're talking about sue brice. Right, yes? Yes right. These Subaru you should put it in front of her name. Yeah. you WANNA have you set the stage on just a portrait masters for the folks that may not have heard about the conference? What what so Thank you for inviting me to the last one I was I was there in Arizona. Last. Yeah. It was. It was that's the word. It was a blast. Folks that may not have heard of the conference described what what this sort of you know the the soul of the conference is intended to be win it's real versus now when. Virtual or digital doesn't it seem like that was ten years ago. Does right. It's I feel twenty years older I, know. Like as my hair. So the Portrait Masters Conference, it's really a boutique conference in that we have only we cap it at five hundred people We have only nine speakers, one stage, one room. There's no breakout classes we really tried to simplify it and we wanted to give people inexperienced that they never forget. So we added so many different things to this conference that you won't see at other places. For example, we put shooting days in the. Trade show. So some of which are sponsored can have a couple of shooting base Pro Photo will have a couple of shooting bays and basically, and we do a bunch of our own. So basically, it's a model backdrop lighting and you just go and shoot and people went absolutely crazy fort when we when we launched it at it, really we kind of created like a Disneyland photographers almost where you could go in. You could talk to the vendors you could shoot, you could touch. You could feel kind of the things that we love about trade shows. Right you have that opportunity to to touch feel products but also like you could read a camera camera body from any of the vendors, the camera houses and Kinda go around the show and and shoot the networking part of it, which this is one that suit came up with but a red ribbon for someone that hadn't been there to our conference. Before if you're wearing a red ribbon, it was to show everybody else. Hey, come say hi and their brand new they don't know anybody and it was. Just, it ended up being such an incredible experience for people because you go to a trade show, you thought the Portrait Masters amazing show that you wanted to go to it's it's an expensive ticket it's eighteen hundred dollars, but it includes all your your meals, and some other things that we we do. But for the Red Ribbon, it's just amazing 'cause I've I saw a dozen times people just may be sitting by themselves or walking by themselves and other attendants would go and say, hey, how are you come sit with me and and it was just that networking part that that really kind of came out of it, which is really cool.
"ben johnson" Discussed on WTVN
"Ben Johnson about the efforts to keep the numbers down the downward trend coming after troubling numbers just weeks ago, some of the things that Changed is really just that we have continued to reinforce and remind people how important this is and we have taken some. Some measures like me suspended all in person events for student clubs and organizations on Sunday doctor Christina Johnson tweeted the positivity rate for on campus students is down 1.6% and nearly three week low She said. The seven day average overalls down two days in a row, and there were no new employees. Infections as of Sunday. Numbers that were released late Sunday did show a slight uptick in cases but still down. Overall cleanup continues at least in town centre after a car crashed through the storefront Saturday. Police say a 68 year old woman was banking into a parking spot in front of the White House Black market store when the vehicle crashed through the store. Police say there were no major injuries. The Gulf Coast now preparing for Tropical Storm Sally, the storm is expected to strengthen to hurricane by the time it makes landfall later this week. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves expects all mandatory evacuation announcements to come this morning. Morning. Low lying areas. There's a high chance will be told to evacuate our job. As it always is in these storms is to prepare for the worst case scenario to pray for the best case scenario and expect somewhere in between the storm, bringing a potential 20 inches of rain along with it. Oregon Governor Kate Brown says the fires devastating her state were created by a perfect storm. We saw incredible winds. We saw a very cold hot temperatures, and of course, we have a landscape that is seen 30 years of drought. On CBS's face The Nation. Brown set around 500,000 acres of land have been burned each year for the last decade in Oregon. Now, she says, that numbers double, Brown said the fires should wake us all up to the reality of climate change. To L. A county sheriff's deputies remain in stable but critical condition after being shot inside their vehicle in Compton. The protesters clashed with law enforcement outside the hospital shortly after the shooting. On Saturday, tensions running high outside the hospital a small number of anti police.
"ben johnson" Discussed on WTVN
"Our secret stash of cash from max allowance dot com Here on news radio 6 10 W TV, and so keep listening for your chance to win to the lifeline. Now, always a pleasure. We can spend a little time talking campus news spokesman Ben Johnson from Ohio State. Joins us on the live line, Ben. Good morning. Good morning, Joel. Thanks for having absolutely you know, there's there's so much going on. Imagine a person that, you know dawns. The hat of spokesperson for the university got incoming president. No football, a little rancour on that big doings at the shoe with. I don't know You could Maybe call it a protest, but we want to spend a little time talking to you. If I recall, right? Maybe about a week ago, University put out a statement and with the covert on going to try to highlight some of the good things happening on campus in conjunction with maybe some of the problems, So let's start with the good stuff. I mean, over on campus. Huge entity. What are the good things that happened on campus right now? Well, if if you were to stop by campus this afternoon, or if you had been here yesterday, you would see thousands of students who are doing everything right and taking the steps necessary. To allow us to have a successful fall semester. They're wearing their masks. They're staying 6 ft apart. They're washing their hands frequently. They're not hosting or attending large parties. They're doing the things that will allow them to live in the dorms. And attend classes in person and have a successful autumn semester. So that's the great news. You'd see signs all over campus hand sanitizing stations we've set up more than 3000 classrooms arranged in non traditional space is where we can spread out, including a number of tents that have gone up across campus. Where you can't wear a mask or you cannot always be 6 ft. Apart like The answer classes and band classes and things like that. So there's there's a lot of good going on. And there are a lot of people doing everything right here on campus, and we're optimistic that we can have a successful fall semester. Yeah, And when you talk about that, you know students first day of class on Monday how many how many students are on campus right now? So we have about 12 or 13,000 students living in the residence halls. That's a little lower than in a normal year. Total enrollment we are estimating will be about the same. So that's about 61,000 for the Columbus campus that would include students who have elected to take all of their classes online. It would include students who are taking most of their classes online, but but we expect our enrollment will be about the same will have final numbers the 15th day of the semester. Then I thought it was weird When our news this morning we had Some clips, and some tape of some of the things was grad students that were upset at the university. Like you know, we're putting our lives at risk by coming to class. I mean, if you've got opportunities when enroll online, Am I missing something there? I mean, do they not have the same opportunities that the underclassmen have? So I think there is a bit of misunderstanding there and look, we understand people have questions and they have concerns and we've tried to talk to people as much as possible, and we'll continue having dialogue with groups across campus. But But you're Rachel. If if you want to take all your classes online, you certainly can. If you're an instructor, which some of those grad students likely our, um and you need an accommodation because you're at higher risk, or you care for someone who's at higher risk. Or you have Children who aren't going back to school. You can request accommodation and and we are granting almost all if not all of those accommodations. Let's go. I mean, you know Just listen to you. Talk to her for a couple minutes, Ben. I mean 3000 hand sanitizing stations, making accommodations for almost everybody who asks, I don't know how you keep up with it all. Well, we know that our students are most successful when we're all together here on campus. It's part of what makes college great, but it's also part of what helps them succeed academically and graduate. They do better here on campus. And so we want to do everything we can to make that possible. So we worked through this summer. Like you said, Hand sanitizer stations. We've Assembled more than 85,000 welcome back kits with masks and hand sanitizer, and we're doing everything we can tow to create a healthy, healthy and safe environment. And I saw two and I forget who sent this release out, But I made a note of you've got a new dashboard available online, the safe and healthy Buckeyes website. And it basically walks through all the information you know where quarantine housing is. Do I need to be isolated availability of P P ease, you know, enhanced cleaning measures. What's going on with that? So it seems like the university is, you know, like a lot of entities really done their best at making sure information is their equipment and You know anything? You need t kind of meet whatever concerns you have about the pandemic. It sounds like you've done a pretty good job of setting everybody up for success. Well, we think so. And I'm glad you think so, too. And, you know, people are particularly interested in the data Dashboard, which launched yesterday evening to look at the testing information for students that live on campus. We are testing them every week. And we're doing random testing of students who live off campus and voluntary testing for all faculty staff and graduate students, and then we're testing anyone who has symptoms. So that I mean again. Herculean effort for sure. Know what a lot of people know? Because, you know, news. The nature of news is Hey, Here's where the problems are These 228 students That got suspended is that they're just not aware of the protocols, eyes. It's like they're thumbing their nose at the protocols. What is it that prompts these people to have these big group gatherings and, you know, just now like not in school. Well, I would imagine that that some of them might not have been aware but that maybe some of them didn't realize how serious we were taking these health and safety requirements and how important it was that that all of us follow these health and safety requirements. We've been putting up signs off campus. We've been sending communications to students who live off campus. Reminding them at every turn that it's really important that they follow the health and safety requirements because their choices affect all of us and affect our ability to stay here on campus s O do you anticipate? I mean, it's like anything anytime. One entity makes a move. There is pushback. It's kind of the nature of the pandemic. Do you imagine that there's going to be more students. Now? They're like, Well, they're not telling me what to do. We're going to have our own party and, you know, let the results be damned. I mean, is there any conversation or do you get a sense of any of that from the student body right now? Well, we have We have teams from the office of Student Life who are in the office came off campus neighborhood every day and and just monitoring and seeing what's going on, and the sense I get is that they're they're relatively, please. This is a You know, 228 sounds like a big number. But again, we have 61,000 students, and I think you know we're getting the word out with with, uh, messaging with carrots. You could say and occasionally getting the word out with interim suspensions that we take this seriously. And if you want to be here on campus and be part of our community, you have to abide by our health and safety requirements. Was there any paperwork? Did the students have to assign any like pledges or anything when he came back to campus? There was there's a pledge called together his Buckeyes pledge, which outlines everything that we all have to do to stay safe. All students, faculty staff administrators signed it. I signed by in a couple of weeks ago, and it's a good reminder. There's also a short training program that precedes the pledge. And both of those things together are a good reminder of what we have to do every day. So then you know people not knowing Probably it seems like That's not likely you say testing asleep once a week on campus. Have you had any of the testing done? So I was tested as part of the voluntary program back when I first returned to campus in July, Okay, so is that the was at the tickle Your brain swab thing? It was. It was the long Q tip of the nose was that was that as bad as it seems like I haven't had it yet. Is that Is that a terrible experience or not Too bad? I didn't think it was all that bad. Maybe I'm just a glutton for punishment. But I didn't think it was all that bad. And I am going to volunteer for the faculty and staff testing program because I think the more people we contest the more frequently the safer we'll all be well again. You know, people that want to be back on campus and have that experience. It seems pretty clear on what what needs to happen then. Great info. Thank you very much for the visit this morning. Ben Johnson, spokesman for the Ohio State University, right here on news radio, 6 10 w TVs, sports. I know he's there. You too, punk. The magic tweener. So there he is. There we go. I'm here. I knew you were hit.
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Grid
"Meditating of course would have been probably put to better better use dealing with sort of injustice tilt in the later years of my poker career I. It's funny that I knew my place in the poker world but then try to even more competitive landscape and eventually had to realize that that it was just too hard. I mean it's fascinating that you may that conclusion but it's hard for me to imagine that all those books that you read during that time having have informed your abilities as a podcast I mean hopefully it helps and of course it got me thinking about markets generally and I honestly felt like chess podcasts word inefficient inefficient market and obviously in the financial world. There aren't a lot of inefficient markets. And I should be clear that of course. I love Jen's chest podcast and the US Chess Federation and has a few PODCASTS. Now so few more have sprouted up over the years but at the time there was one other chess podcast full English breakfast with poker enthusiasts Lawrence is Trent and MacAulay Peterson and ginger. GM Simon Williams. And by the time I started my podcast. They weren't doing it at that moment. So basically an inefficient market means an under under saturated market. Yeah Yeah like a glaring hole in the media landscape as far as I was concerned any other understated markets. You see right now then well in the chess world would I still think there's room for more chest podcast. I probably shouldn't say that but I mean there's there's other stuff that could be done. I feel like chess. Parents get emails from chess parents. Who you know? It's such a unique unique world. So if you're not of a chess background and a lot of kids are getting into chess. These days you try to navigate at people who are into PODCAST GONNA look for chess podcast and I'm proud proud of the work I do. But it's not really entry level you know so like parents could chess parents could use a podcast chest. Kids could use a podcast. Those are my ideas in the chess world. which which is what I'm most involved in? I can't think of anything in the Polka road off the top of my head because again as we've discussed it so incredible how many brilliant minds are creating creating content in the poker world and I can't you know the inefficient market in the poker world is that it's not allowed online and you know forty five states. Well I think one of the reasons thousands that it's unlikely for the poker media market to be Under saturated in it's going to be really hard to find those holes is because you don't necessarily they have to make direct money in poker content valuable. Yeah because there's so much Indirect money in the background right where people are interested in being on it because they have stuff to promote or their sponsors that are interested in being attached even like peripheral a whereas a lot of other things you know. If you're not getting like x number Patriot transcribers might stop it in a couple of years. Yeah Yeah we should say my podcast. I'm very very very fortunate shoutout to all my patriots subscribers because it's community supported podcast and without them I started digging into my own pocket and saying who knows where this was going to go. But there's no way I would be able to put it in as many hours as Do without the community support exactly so and I'm of course. I am a patriot. Depot Patriot or patriotic. Its patron not turn can patrol. And as far as I know and I think it's really important to obviously support the content that you're consuming so unless you know you're really it's really impossible for you to afforded if you're listening to a podcast does have patriotic. I mean you should sign up right. I don't WANNA sound like I'm schilling specifically for my podcast but it's definitely. It's flipped perspective active overall that even just a dollar a month generally if you have a reasonably popular content thing if it's supported at a small scale by lots of people that tends to be plenty any it's more just if you're in a niche thing like chess and there's not necessarily consistent advertising revenue pouring in you can have a wide audience but not necessarily An obvious way to monetize it other than in my case I'm again extremely lucky that the perpetual chess audience is generous. Yeah absolutely I do have a couple of questions. Nations from the audience. Randy temple out adult improving for Poker What up ran? Oh this is one of my oldest friends adult improving for poker over. I mean it's a golden age similar to chess. It's incredible I mean I subscribed when I moved back to New Jersey. I briefly felt like okay. I'm going to really like I'm going to play poker one night a week and treat it professionally so I subscribed to run at once. You know. Poker Stars has some stuff under poker school. If I were studying poker I I love the solver Breakdowns Bounds. Because again I. I've never even used a solver but to me like nothing would be more compelling than just like a an elite or you're not even elite but just a winning you know medium to high stakes pro just walking through how you use the solver on specific hands a lot of that content is even free. Yeah so yeah. There's there's really it's not that bad but then again when I play live. It's like I was watching these. Tom Chambers videos on run at once for like a P. L. O.. Theory and you know I felt like I was learning from it but what what was going on in those videos and what was going on at the Parx Casino. We're very different experiences. I will say not a lot of overlap because I mean okay. The pros are pretty a decent but they're just exploiting the bad players. I mean I guess like this high level study even in mid to high stakes parliament Omaha Games. It might help you against the other pros. It was but I mean I've heard people like Andro say like you need to know the fundamental so you know when to deviate but I still think in this day and age live poker. You mainly need to know when to deviate you mainly we need to know Garrett Eto Stein. I watched one of his videos. He has one on tells. That's really good where he says like you know he just not to be too crass but there are certain people who are going to lose the money. Are you going to be the one that gets it This is more cash games than tournaments. But I mean such is the world that you live in if you play poker too good I heard because I think he you got blowback because the videos were so good. He's not making last long but they they hold up. Well that's fascinating. I go back to that. But yeah and then there's this thing actually been you'd probably like because it reminds me of like banner blitz this thing that sulfur why they created where everybody's weighing noise cancelling headphones. Okay and they talk about what they're thinking or in the Han Dan. Yeah Yeah I've I've seen bits and pieces of that. Yeah that could be fun. It's also similar to the protest league where they had everybody wearing noise cancelling headphones so everybody could dislike babble about what they thought about the the positions in the background. It's fun to get different people's perspective and see how like to professionals in whether it be poker or could be thinking about totally different things at the same moment. Well this has been such a a wonderful interview and I mean it's Kinda amazing that you're so involved in both chess content and also in Chassar a dad of two. Do you still have time to kind of keep one toe in the barker argue described it as ten percent so one tau. Yeah exactly. That's about right. Definitely one toe. Yeah and no aspirations of of it being greater but poker will always have a special place in my heart and you know for any for any poker players who are interested in checking out. The chess swirled check out my podcast. Some are more accessible than others. But I don't know me personally. I like diving into niche things. Even if it's not my niche so check it out and and see what you think of our little world. Yeah absolutely and speaking of accessible. I'd say one of the number one accessible episodes of me that recent when he had with Jonathan Rows in. Yeah Yeah I mean. It's it's inaccessible but in a different way just because he's so brilliant but yeah he's he recently wrote a book called the moves that matter where he's trying to play chess in the context context of his life as a former chess professional. Gone Straight. He's also trying to place it in the context of what I was mentioning earlier about chest being such a timeless game and where it exists in the world I've also had on Hamilton. I've noticed a lot of the poker players like the bras. I think his interview was pretty accessible. I mean those guys are the chest browser amazing presenters is and they have a way of making their genius a little more understandable than some others a more fun as well love it absolutely love it. Well it's at Perpetual Chesapeake Dot Com. The three you can find all the links to your twitter which is at beneficial one and then how do we find you on Patriot on. It's linked on the perpetual chests website. I and I always put it in the episode description. So if you're enjoying the show you're welcome to support it but more I'm more interested in just checking it out and seeing. If you enjoy it that I wouldn't. I wouldn't want anyone to contribute. If they're not actually listening. Wow.
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Grid
"It was just like this world opens up to you and now it's just like everything is at the tip of a finger you can get all the games by the top top players in in the world the next day and they're not even the peak of the information that's available because of the computers is. It's amazing we talked a lot about how poker players is our seeming to get even more interested in Chasse from you know people. We've mentioned already like Nick Schulman Olivier to just messing me all the time for basic tips. It's really interesting how that's become such a big trend. There's Bill Perkins who running the tournament. That's awesome shot on the bill for doing that. That's amazing yeah. Charity Chess Tournament coming up in Houston with three three hundred K.. It's Day so there's a lot of that going on. But what about the other way chess players used to be so drawn poker for the quote unquote easy money and hey some of the time they were right now. Is it just really difficult because chess players don't have a lot of money you know the thing that's different is. I knew a lot of successful chess players. There's in in the poker world you could pull yourself up by your bootstraps. You didn't have to upright uproots your life whereas now it's like if you WANNA be a poker pro Wa la I you have to decide if you're gonNA play online or live whereas before I mean anyone could play online. Anyone could get the wraps and you could build up the bankroll and now it just seems so much it's harder. I mean. Part of the reason I quit poker in two thousand eleven was I loved living in New York and I wasn't really willing to move to play so when I was already burnt out but when when black black Friday hit it was just a no brainer to me. I'm not moving to play this game. That's lately driving me crazy to move to a different place to go to a casino every day and it to get your raps like so slowly. That's a big commitment. I mean my experience playing live especially in the past year. I don't play that often but there's still plenty of money to be made for you. Know the analog analytically minded individuals by. There's a cost you know. There's there's a cost in terms of your lifestyle that I think it's a higher the bar in terms of the sacrifice required and getting back to all the content creation and poker. I do think that's part of the reason. Everyone has a side hustle and poker now. Yeah and I also think it depends on what you want. What my advice would be to chess players who want to kind of get into poker or even people who are analytical a play some other game or in math is that you should kind of started as a profitable hobby? That'd be your first call. Yeah for sure which was true. Back in the day to. It's just back in the day. It would become a profitable hobby by accident whereas now it's like you know years of work so Y- yeah but it's excellent advice. Unfortunately I have to take it slow and that can be hard because again if you don't live where there's a casino and you aren't in mistake especially in the US. I'm talking about but I mean from what I hear about Europe. I mean the online games are pretty tough so I'm talking more about. I think it's still viable live online. Nine it's probably more of a case by case basis and of course in the US you have the underground sites but they have their own set of problems. It's harder to do it as a side hustle because you have to live somewhere where it's I'm available well. At least poker stars came to our lives. So that's actually really nice as well and that's five in heavy more guests in my life studio even though it's not relevant to you people are kind of coming through more auto that makes sense. Yeah like I said these days I enjoy PARLAMENTO MAHONE IF I'm watching NBA game. I love to to fire up a few tables on on the IPAD. I'm very lucky that I live live live in a state where that's possible but I don't know my experience comparing like where I am in life online and live. If I were to ever pursue poker would it would have to be live but it's not going to happen either way that actually ties into my next question. If you were suddenly given one million dollars in a briefcase just play poker you had to play poker at the and try to to build it. What would be your strategy? Well that gets to the issue of These private games. Of course I mean I. I'm guessing I have heard all the episodes of the grid. I don't hear them coming up that often but I mean unfortunately that's the golden goose these days very often where I am in life if I were to try to build a poker bankroll whether it was from a million or from. I'm where I was. I would want to emphasize quality of game over quantity. That would be my number one thing as I told you I enjoy studying so I would love to study poker. I mean again separate for life. It's not going to happen but I would love to study poker ten hours a week and play one or two nights a week. And that's it you know but anything that involves like hardcore grinding would just it. It started to eat away at my soul in two thousand eleven poker again. I love it but certainly I was. I was ready to quit when I quit and I think that would happen again if I went back to playing full time right right of of course this hypothetical you'd be forced to spend the million on poker. No and I enjoy. I enjoy playing but yeah for me it would I would definitely want to skew towards higher stakes wchs and you know I enjoy the process of trying to get better but I wouldn't want to try to compete with the elite in poker. They're just so amazing. I I still think game selection. Is You know. It can't be overemphasized no matter what your financial situation is and that ties into this whole earlier discussion. We had about network game which which is an underrated skill in poker and Chasse. Not only because it can help your chest game and your poker game but also because maybe if you go into some other career can help absolutely. I mean I've seen a high stakes players online say I think it was. He's a high-stakes pillow player L.. Ashby said it was one of these little memes on twitter where it was like. You shred some shape sacred cow in your industry or something like that like you're supposed to sub tweet or quote tweet something with like something that's perceived wisdom but isn't actually true and he said something like the the the connections you'll make from playing high stakes. Poker cash games will be more valuable to you than than the cash games themselves which I totally believe having some friends who move in those Oh circles and you know still to this day and are playing with a lot of successful people from outside the poker world so this was a tweet which was supposed to be real advice or it was Israel advice but it was like against the it was supposed to be against the perceived wisdom so he was saying it's more valuable to make friends with these successful people from outside of poker then then it is to actually just win money from them that's fascinating and you know. I think that is interesting. Because it also the type of person who believes that and actually internalizes that had respect is probably more likely to get invited to the game right yeah. You don't want to be too cynical about it either. I feel like I mean again. I'm not in this world but it seems to me like if you want to play play these these high stakes games. It's like you need to be friendly and make it entertaining. But you don't Wanna be phony so again as an introvert I would find that challenging. You know I don't i. I don't need to sit there and wear headphones. But you know it's hard to change your personality. Did you. Actually take the Myers Briggs tasks in did you find yourself lake high on the introverts cow. I yeah it's been a long time. I don't remember what it was called but I was definitely an introvert. Well maybe now after all this work with the perpetual podcast. You'll have shifted a little bit. Do you think like your personality. Allie has actually changed. Or you've just met these challenges I would say I've met the challenges like if there's you know a party I mean you you know I'm turning forty three later this month. Mary two little kids so I don't go to a lot of parties but if there was a party where they're going to be a lot of people I didn't know the the apprehension that I used to feel like single in my twenties would still be there. So it's more about like professional responsibilities in public speaking and and stuff like that. Is there still something like that would make you scared It's more just I wouldn't. It wouldn't seem like fun you know. It's just if something it doesn't suit your personality. I mean that was the beauty of online poker back in the day. As like you're using your brain and you're making a living. I mean it was just an incredible blessing. As as I'm greg among others have alluded to and I asked you earlier whether winning this hand would have changed your life but you know what about the flip side. Would you have been where you are now. If it wasn't for poker like like how do you think it would have changed things you know. That's a question. I wrestled with a lot because you didn't pick up poker. It's hard to say because I was enjoying teaching chess. When poker came along and I was thinking starting to think I might WanNa do my whole life but I was also young enough where I could go to graduate school or something like that and whereas when Black Friday came in two thousand eleven I had taken an interest in the financial markets and I wanted to try trading but I also at that time was thirty four and I could've gone to graduate school but it felt like on the late side so poker? It's possible poker. Took me away from sort of Some sort of advanced degree like in an MBA or law school or something like that but one never knows. Only thing that you didn't really succeed in life. Is This Day training. Yeah Yeah I tried to trade for a living for five years and it's funny because in poker. I was good at competing but I also kind of knew my place in the ecosystem. I was pretty good but I never considered myself self elite and when I played Online especially I game selected so I was pretty successful in just not playing the toughest games I wasn't you know again I played limit holdem so I wasn't playing heads up with Matt Horne Linka. Whenever I ended up in a game with him he was just so much better than me? Clearly so I had that knowledge in the poker world but then I decided to enter the toughest most competitive field in the world financial markets and it was just it came from a place of love. I read every book I could get my hands on. I was building spreadsheets. I was studying. That's when I took up meditating which of like a lot of your guests have and it..
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Grid
"Some friends but you know people will will drop out at alarming rate so like widening your network always very valuable. Yeah and I would have played a lot lot more live MT TS. But I couldn't get my friends to go and it just wasn't that fun To go on my own because I didn't know that many people and I know I wasn't the only Poker pro overhead the situation. Obviously your brother and my friend Greg. He's an introvert by nature too but was very active posting on two plus two and because of that knows a lot of these. Og Legend adjourns David benefit and failed Gal than all those people whereas I wasn't really inactive poster Even though Greg never left his house he was reasonably networked. But from for me it. Yeah I just met some people of course in in the course of playing all those tournaments. But it wasn't we weren't really going out for drinks and stuff like that the even the posting on two plus two or these days posting on twitter making podcasts. All that is a form of extroversion. Wow right like you you have to pasture insecurities he is in like press and yeah for sure. Yeah it is and that's another thing where Having kids just totally flip my perspective I used to have sort of fear of public speaking speaking. And then you have kids and you just feel like none of that ship matters. You know what you need to do. Basically so what do you mean like. The fear just didn't seem as significant because there's so many bigger things in life. Yeah it was just gone. It's like you kind of I don't really care what people think anymore. You know when you have a family you want your family you to love you and appreciate you and everything beyond that it just you you kind of at least for me focus on what needs to be done right. That's fascinating and you know nowadays. As of course I'm sure you're aware in poker. This content boom as a lot of sponsored players for sure always have multiple streams of their content production but even players. Who who aren't sponsored? Just to kind of have fun at work often create a podcast at twitch channel. Certainly a twitter and instagram persona. You've been very successful in creating meeting the perpetual podcasting kind of carving out. This incredible niche at the time of recording. You have over one hundred fifty episodes. Can you give some advice to aspiring being content creators. It's funny you should mention because I mean I do. I'm happy with the success I've had I have. I have my little tiny corner of the universe and it's amazing to get to talk to to these brilliant chess players and it's definitely my favorite aspect of my professional work but I just interviewed this guy. Good Mater. He has the biggest chess youtube channel in the world. And you know. He gave the sort of classic received advice. which is if you have some idea in your head if you WanNa create content you just have to do it in push through and and this for me what it was when I started this podcast you know? Of course James Alcocer has been on perpetual chess. He's been on your show. We both read his books. Were both fans of his. You know he talks about. Ah an idea generation machine. That's not me as I retired from poker and didn't play ever. I still liked poker. podcast I've listened to thinking poker over the years I've always enjoyed enjoyed watching Joe Ingram. I do enjoy the game of parliament. Omaha generally entertaining. Basically what I was GONNA say about creating the podcast is it was like an idea that wouldn't go away so specifically if you have an idea that will not go away you need to pursue that. That's what my experience was. You keep thinking about doing something. If it's just a passing idea you could do it. You could not do it. But if if it's something that's recurring that's like your subconscious mind or even your conscious mind trying to send you a message and tell. How long was this idea lingering before you pulled the trigger? It was at least a year. I mean I had a notes in my notes APP on my phone. I would brainstorm names and brainstorming possible guests and I was again. I'm an introvert. I was working. I was you know My oldest son was a baby so I wasn't overflowing with free time so honestly honestly if someone else had started chess podcast. I would've just forgot about it but it just didn't happen and eventually I found the person who produces my podcast also. There were no more technical obstacles and then I just decided okay. I have to try this and when you come up with a name. And how did you decide like this is the one I guess. It was just brainstorming. Storming at some point you know some point driving around or something and luckily unlike Shout out to lucky chewy. I do not have a photographic memory but I've learned to write things down even before our new. I was GONNA do the podcast. I knew if I'm going to do it. This is what it's going to be called for those who don't play chess. I love the title events. podcast perpetual podcast because perpetual check is a term Chasse that refers to what I consider an endless GAM you check the king and then it goes back to the square before and you keep checking it back and forth. You don't have a better way to play. Perhaps your down material on the other side of the board. It's an agreed draw but in a way it's an endless game that never ends which is of course what your fans and listeners. Hope your podcast will right and not to get too like marketing. Speak on you guys. But of course chess has around for fifteen hundred years. I mean it is the perpetual game. That's one thing I love about it. As a you know it's played in every country and it's just it's longevity is amazing so absolutely and you know going back to jail two journalists. I feel like for me. I can kind of understand what he's saying because I do like to like write lists and write down dislike a bunch of terrible ideas sometimes email all my friends them. But you're right ones that kind of continued pop up in the same lists or that you just have more of a zinger feeling towards lake. I have to do this like like when I thought of the idea for the the chest page or even the idea for this podcast the richest like a more of a compulsion feeling. Yeah and I should be clear I think and James is absolutely right. I just don't do it you know. I think it's amazing to write down a list of ideas every day as he suggests but I just haven't done it and yeah I had a similar alert feeling and I hadn't had this feeling since I started the podcast but when I expanded as you mentioned to start doing recaps of chess books I finally had that feeling again like okay. This is something where you know. Forget your scheduled. You just find you need to find a way to make it work. Yeah what do you think the number one thing that the poker world do even better from learning from the chess world. I'm like the tanker by nature. I have to confess in poker. I just you know I'm analytic CLO- I played classical chess. So you know you would have six hour games. It wouldn't be that unusual also. My instinct is to think a long time but it's just absurd. How long people think I do? Think that Clocks needs to be mandatory and people just need to learn to deal with it so similar to the debate about chest that of course your brother is advancing. The Movement of Faster Chess Games being better for the viewing population and still pretty high quality quality games right and that can kind of create like a bigger differential between the best players and those in the next year. Like when you have somebody like Dan. Boris or Jae Kun. And you think like well yeah you could play like them In one hand especially if you had like five times as much time as thirty seconds right having to have that all like at your fingertips it does seem like more analogous to like walking chess playing calculating and being like wow. That's really hard. Yeah it's true. It would be hard and some another interesting parallel. I read you know I still consume zoom poker content as well as tons of chess content. I'm reading a former world. Champion Viswanathan Anand Book Mein Master. And he's talking about of course The neural networks which are kind of taking over the chess world on my podcast just in the past two months interviewed like three opening book authors. Who are kind of at the vanguard using these like thirty five thirty six hundred rated computers to discover new things in the opening and it seems like there's just an explosion obviously? I'm not breaking ground by saying chess. Computers are good at chess but it seems like the trend is accelerating and I was listening to Olivia. blue-sky recently started a podcast. So I checked it out and I really enjoyed it. And I heard him him mentioned that he felt like the gap between the elite players in poker and the sort of mid stakes grinders etc was growing because of sovereign so. I think that's another another parallel between chess and poker and I'm interested to see what what happens with both of them in terms of what the top people do and how information gets filtered down to mortals. It's like me yeah to lies with the agreed new podcast As well I'm yeah. I think that's really interesting. I mean I think that's one of the reasons like I wasn't isn't totally joking about the nerd thing. I think that all poker players are now kind of fascinated by solvers and like chess players. Because we've been working with like this kind of similar everything to a solver for so many years right yeah it makes us more fascinating to poker players than it used to be. Thank I see so many poker players really taking chess cast seriously now. I didn't notice that too. Yeah before I think people really kinda interested all that's Kinda interesting. Maybe I'll play a game whereas now I think people are like really a lot of people are really trying to study thaddeus. Yeah I've noticed that as well. It's nice to see the world's kind of connect because I do think that chess players in poker players are kindred spirits. And I get what you're saying about poker players players wanting to use solvers like I'm there's a lot I don't miss about being professional poker player but I could totally get down with the idea of like just hunkering down with a sovereign just like playing with it. It's nowhere near my reality right now but back in the day it was poker tracker and hold a manager. Those things still exist but that was sort of the the peak of the analytics back then and now it's So much more advanced than I would love to get lost in that world in in apparel life. That's one aspect. I really love of Polka right right now. The solvers. It's kind of fun to work with them but they are so different than chess computers. Because I think it's easier even easier in poker than in chess to misinterpret interpret the information and actually like play worse and create and carved bad strategies because of using solvers. Maybe that's a little newer. So the thing about like a solver is you have to put it in all the bedside. Yeah the inputs. Yeah so many more inputs. Yeah so if you method a- yeah you can just get traffickers all. I definitely agree and in chess. I mean it's amazing. I'm just download lizzy row and thirty five hundred at your fingertips. I mean that is just you know when I add Peterson. Hitler on Perpetual Chess. He grew up in Saint Petersburg Russia and he a US he's told the story of Circling on his calendar. When the new informant book would come out which was like you know a few times? A year trudging across Saint Petersburg taking the Metro Metro to where he could get the informant and then it was just like gold..
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Grid
"He was even back then. They did a good job. That was one thing that production generally and re watching it I thought was pretty good especially James because he's not really doing with the strategy for. Shanna is kind of funny any of that. You look back fourteen years later and it seems like it's quite similar from his end right. You mentioned that after that you punt it off with the king three off and Yeah and it's like I again. I like limp. Shove this like what. What the hell was I doing? You know it's painful for me to watch just generally I was trying to see flops and when when the situation would arise is where it was getting more expensive to see flaps. I just didn't adjust properly. I should've just stuck with the plan of a need to see flops. If you call in you know these are the days of exploitive poker poker you know to the maximum so if I had limped called with pocket seven's is way better than limply raising. I mean. Of course I could have just raised in that hand and later I mean even and when I was short by the time I lived shoved the king three hand I was probably down to about twenty big blind so okay. There's not a lot of wiggle room. But I still felt like I could prob- The guy but in watching Ching it. It just felt like I ran out of gas. I didn't explicitly feel pressure. I didn't it wasn't a conscious thought that I was feeling pressure for the final table but I just played so much worse than I did the rest of the tournament. So That's interesting and I think the sevens hand if you look back on it. Do you feel like what was it that you think tilted you about that the hand was there a particular street that you think like was haunting you or was it just kind of like generalized sense that somehow you put your debt you definitely the latter because actually actually as I sit now and. I'm not a solver person. I have you know I'm like ninety percent out of the poker world at this point so I don't know what a solver would say In terms of how how to play it but when I started watching it the other day and thinking through this hand it wasn't obvious to me like it wasn't one hundred percent obvious like what I should have done. You know off so it was more just a general feeling of like the strategy of putting sixty percent of your chips and unfolding Probably wasn't optimal. I mean I see what you're saying like making the expletive plays in that Hanley made a lot of sense to you even many years later it did seem to me that your bed on the flap is a little big if your plan is sometimes fault because it was like it was closer to fifty percent. I think than thirty percent I mean I left a lot of my babies in the pot for shore. Disappointing that made it difficult from trump from that point forward and so it's interesting as like a chess player. The heads up would normally be like the best part of your game right now. We think as a the natural. Yeah heads player. I've one online tournaments and stuff and You know playing mid and high stakes limit HOLDEM. I played a lot of short handed. So Oh I regret never working on my heads up. No limit game I I have a sense for sort of the The dancing that goes on and heads up poker occur. Generally I mean the the sort of feeling each other out and probing people and stuff like that so that makes me even more disappointed with how I played. Well how so many years later still a little bit disappointed. And how do you. You're the one that dread stood up and I was just living my life with my wife and kids but would your life change if you had one this. Um I'm headed match It's pretty unlikely I had A. I had a healthy bankroll then. More money would have been nice. The only thing I can think of is I probably would have been a little bit more aggressive wrestle about playing tournaments then Specially EP tease If I had one that tournaments were never my my soul emphasis and I probably only and not because of bankroll reasons but I probably only played about ten to fifteen more big buying events in my Po- career after that night and I had some results to. I just got tired of traveling. And didn't you know the Joosten seem worth the squeeze to me but I suspect if I had had even more success. That might have been different. I I had a previous guests on my show. Peter Jackson says that a lot of really good talented poker players in games players are really hard on themselves. They make a mistake and they're not nice enough to themselves when they make bacon above the rim. Play as chess player we. I think we're very aware of that as well. Because it's so easy to blender and it's Kinda hard to go above the Raymond Assert incensing feels obvious after the back What's your perspective on that and do feel like maybe when you look back? You're guilty of that that same the psychological thing. Maybe I mean overall I when I got back to Brooklyn and sort of assessed I mean you know. I'm I was happy with second place you know. It's a lot of money it's hard to. It's hard to fixate too much on misplacing the hand so certainly I regretted it but it. You didn't animate me. It's not something. I spent a lot of time ruminating about in subsequent months and years so it was more like immediately after it tilted. You but it afterwards you were forgiving and like the bounty exactly you know I was GONNA lose a decent amount of chips that hand it just the setup in and heads up poker if you get pocket seven. The other person gets a stack if you go to a flop in the flops Jack. Five six like you're going to lose some chips so as you say I could have loss. Maybe twenty percent fewer twenty five percent fewer. But you know I was an online grinder. I'm just firing up. The computer playing mostly limit holdem and winning and losing in you know winning or losing thousands of dollars a day. You know sometimes five figures so it bothered me. But I didn't think about it too much. I felt like when I saw you play. You look like you're very focused and almost like a little angry a like but in a good way that you were like aggressive like generally like just more like get an aggressive like a you want to take this down you want to beat. The other guy is that kind of similar to how you play chess or did you feel like in poker. They aggression came Matt even more. I don't think that was that representative of my poker overall. I have to say in chess. I think I'm my best strength. I have not playing playing a lot of. I'm not playing much competitive chess at this point but I always felt like I punched a little above my weight based on sort of a competitive spirit. Not Giving up up and maybe some of the psychological aspects of chess. I felt like we're better than just sort of like raw tactics and knowledge and poker. I also think that was the case for me being focused and like you know ready to think at any moment yeah competitive for for sure. I mean I wasn't angry angry but I definitely like winning. Preferred winning to lose for sure interesting that you say that because I feel like that's true of lot of Young players they make up their lack of knowledge and fighting spirit energy at the board sits flash as we call that now that you're the host of the perpetual podcast and you even have this bonus shows on Greek books in Chasse. You're accumulating so much more knowledge. Are you feeling like a reversal at all like that. You know a lot about chassis and you're not always able to execute it well first of all that was a masterful plug. Thank you and second of all. Yeah I feel a lot different but I think mainly it's because I'm a parent it just changes your perspective about everything so I just don't have that killer instinct. I I wish I could play competitive chess. I Love I mean could of course I love competitive chess but I have have a wife and kids and my wife works full time and professional responsibilities so I don't get to play much chess and even poker now that I live in New Jersey once in a while I'll play some pot pot limit Omaha which these days is my preferred game on a poker stars New Jersey or sometimes I go to parks. I'm still a winning player. But definitely that fifth gear I feel like is what is harder for me to find. Now that I'm a parent and a poker hobbyist rather than professional you mean. It's just hard to care enough to like build up this killer instinct. Yeah exactly and in those marginal spots where you're like. His ranges capped her ranges capped. I should probably like you know. pull the trigger here when I'm not In it every day and I'm not like an it's basically blowing off steam from for me. It's harder to do the more difficult thing. Do the uncomfortable comfortable thing. And what about the challenge of being a parent cause a lot of people who grew up during the poker boom right now becoming parents or thinking of it or have small children the distance you have for money you know. You're not playing these big tournaments where you could like five hundred extra by an but if you were do you think that would be more difficult. Yeah the the money makes a difference to as I said I mean. I'm lucky that I have so much respect for people like trevor who are parents. Grinding cash games supporting a family. That just seems really hard to me. Even even for the super successful people it does seem hard. I mean I'm lucky in that you know any money I make AAC from. Poker is basically going to be supplementary income but I still do think about it a little bit more but it's hard for me to deconstruct to what extent it's based on being a parent versus just based on not being a professional. Because it used to be I was just in it all the time so I had the swings all the time whereas now it's just when you're playing once a week you have have a lot more perspective on what the thousand dollar bluff could buy as opposed to win. Your every hand is like that you know right not having a really as much of a segregated aided bankrupt yeah exactly that makes sense and going back to the hand no please. Don't I'm just kidding. Most the atmosphere like had an EP tea back in two thousand and six. I know that there are probably a lot more lot more partying than there is today because a lot of people are pretty serious about the poker and there's so many events yeah yeah if you go to an ap you can literally play all day. Every day I mean there seemed to be a decent amount of partying definitely a lot of young European on-line pros who were good players. I'm I'm definitely proud of getting through that field. I had good results in some some bigger fields and I felt like that one was the one was amongst the toughest competition even though in in terms of lake name recognition it wasn't the highest one thing I will say as I found the people there to be friendlier than generally did on the American circuit. I had my small circle goal of friends in the American circuit. And you know I knew. Some limit holdem grinders from from online. But I made some friends on that trip. We didn't stay friends but the people were very friendly and definitely willing to have a drink or two. You can say it's interesting that you say that 'cause I find the poker community that'd be pretty friendly today. Even though people talk what about the glory days and how much more fun it was and how much more friendly and partying it was. I actually think for somebody like you today might be more comfortable for you because everybody everybody loves and hurts right. Okay glad to hear it and yeah one thing I should mention in this. Is I think useful advice for any young pros. Listening is I'm I'm an introvert by by nature. Some have have called me a nerd. Maybe even in the last one minute and I just generally didn't network that much you know. I traveled to a lot of tournaments. La Vegas I even had a place in Vegas for a while. And I had my little circle of friends and I wasn't really trying to make friends and that I think when I ended up quitting poker a lot of it was just I didn't feel like I had enough of a network to sort of push through poker getting a little bit harder. That's some advice that when I started my chest podcast as I got back into the chess world years later I was able to sort of learn to push through my insecurity. And just do what you needed to do. And you know it's not necessarily a selfish motive it makes your life you know. Obviously having friends enriches one's life and having connections in riches enriches one's life generally but I think it might have made a difference in my poker career. If I had been a little more networked with the other travelling pros yes because people drop out a poker all the time. I think. That's what people don't realize that I also agree with you. In retrospect so clear so many people drought poker or stop playing live poker. At least that you might think that you have.
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Grid
"Data. Hello everyone and welcome back after the grid. I have a very special guest today. Somebody who I've been friends with for a very long time from back in the day of Middle School Chess Tournaments light in my billy studio. It's a Ben Johnson of the perpetual podcast podcast. Actually that's in. Its third year and interviews top test personalities. The top players in the World Ben is also a national master many time member of the National Championship Chess Team Masterman and a practicing coach. But what some people. We'll have forgotten about ben is that he was also a very successful professional poker player for seven years and thus he comes in the grade that disgust a hand for two thousand six six at the third season of the European poker tour in Baden Austria. It was a five thousand euro event with over three hundred players and he brings us a hand when when he was all the way to heads up. Then welcome to the show. Thanks turn. I'm a big Fan of the grid and I'm excited to talk about this hand that I played terribly thirteen years ago. Well how you're you're not the first. I want to talk about a terrible hand. In fact lex Bell House was my very first guest. Also talked about I heard I've heard all the interviews. I heard the one with LEX. I played with him. Many moons ago. Yeah it was nice to hear humility from someone who's done so well for himself and I think that is actually a trend. It doesn't always match but I think the the better the player the the more likely they were to give me a hand. They'd terribly oh so. In that case I'm a great player. I played this pretty badly. So let's hear it. Set it up for us. Where were you in terms of your poker career? You're how long have you been playing. And how did you end up in this fight. Gay Euro Event in Austria. Okay so this is two thousand six. I was a fulltime poker pro from two thousand and four to two thousand eleven. Of course your brother. Greg is one of my oldest friends and best friends and he's been on your show he and a couple of other chess players. I all sort sort of came up together and became poker pros together kind of pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps. But by this by this time I was already pretty successful professional. I played a lot of tournaments. I came in thirtieth in the main event or third around thirtieth one year before I had any clue what I was doing gradually got better. I was I played a lot of Shoutout to are some of your other guests I'm a dinosaur. So I played a lot of mid to high stakes limit. Holdem online did pretty well with that had some tournament results and basically in terms of MTTI's he's they weren't my primary focus. But I would try to play about five year especially if I could satellite online otherwise I would just play the main event and I'd like to go to L. A.'s play poker classic but I liked living in New York and I wasn't like a fulltime tournament person but I want any PT Botmc on poker stars and I manage to hoodwink our mutual friend. Yakov Hirsch into coming with me to Austria so we went and we played the tournament and Lo and behold I had the best result of my life so oh and it was a tough tournament. There were a lot of strong players. Lot of sort of well known players like L. Key Bertran Gospel anti-black and Italian Kid Barrio Areso Minneapolis. Who went to the final table? Lot of tough players. It was a tough field that I went through and then I got two heads up and it was against not the toughest player in the field. Nice guy but not a professional and I think I don't want to bury the lead but I think I might have relaxed a little too much with that rambling intro. Out of the way the actual hand was I had pocket. Seven's the small blind it. This already locked up. Played a big score for yourself right. Yeah so I'm getting. At least I think I ended up. Spoiler alert came in second so I ended up getting and three hundred twenty thousand or something like that wire transfer in my bank account a few days later so that was pretty sweet. Yeah and I was about double that so that that was the situation relation in terms of chip count He had about one point nine million and I had about one point three million. We didn't have a ton of play. The blinds were about fifteen thousand in thirty thousand with a three thousand anti so. That was the situation and it was very early in the heads up match This hand and you are a little over. Forty bigs deep. Actually a jess played in interesting hand right before this handed. So you've got two pairs in a row. You had tens of previous hand and you actually made a big over bet on the turn so a sophisticated play. You were well ahead of well. I might have been ahead in some respects but overall when I when I watched the final table. I'm pretty leap proud of how I played the rest of the tournament but heads up. I didn't play well at all. I heard your interview with Matt Matrix where he was talking about Playing Brian Hastings and the NBC ABC Heads Up Championship and he was talking about how important it is because to work on your heads up game and that definitely resonated with me. I mean I had one other second place finish in Lake preliminary tournament at the Poker Classic. I was prior to that but other than that I mean I had some influence six figures scores but only a couple no final tables and because cash games were more of my emphasis. I didn't really put in the work that I should have in two heads up and thus I am not op. Proud of Corey played the sand. Okay so you're you got sevens or in the small blind your little over forty of eggs deep and you're you mentioned earlier that you felt you relaxed a little bit because because you're in this great situation in you're not against one of the top professional you know I would call him a solid casual player. Basically my overall impression of him was he's he's GonNa play fairly straightforward. He had amassed the chip lead. He flopped nuts three times at the final table so it was just one of those things where he he had some favorable situations and my basic impression was I can pro him a little bit and try to take tips from him so that was sort of my game plan but I didn't really have time to step back and and Lada on a more granular level. So I in the hand you mentioned prior I had pocket tens and limp because I was just trying to see flops and same thing with the pockets get sevens I limp and then he raises and already. I didn't have the hand mapped out in my head and now I'm thinking well. This was my thinking at the time so so again blinds or fifteen thousand thirty thousand I complete to thirty thousand. He makes it a little over. I think he made it a one hundred thirty straight. And now I felt like my hand would be to under wrapped if I just call with sevens and shoving just seems egregious especially because if I ever get called. I'm in terrible shape and I think I have a skill edge over this guy so at this point I re- raised all save the editorializing for later but basically I didn't expect a call in that spot for from him he was is going to be out of position and didn't feel is going to be trying to see a ton of flops out of position so I felt like he would either shove fold and given the way he played I was comfortable taking a tight fold if he shoved but of course he calls so onto the flop. We go so at branch of the tree you had anticipated. You're expecting this hand to somehow PREF- up. Yeah I was expecting it to end pre flop and of course there's a lot I would change but anyway let's let's talk about the hand that and then not live through my regrets so we go to the flop and the flop. Is Jack Five six rainbow. He now checks to me and I believe I had about nine hundred thousand thousand behind and of course he covers reasonably comfortably again. I mean it's a pretty good flop for my hand but I'm already not feeling great about the situation Shen I'm thinking. What kind of hand is he going to Raise my limp and then call with and it's a fairly strong range. Basically King Queen possibly pocket pairs in my neighborhood. Ace Jack stuff like that is not a great spot but I do feel like I can get the information I need so I bet about a third of pot I think I bet about Three fifty ish and he pretty quickly shoved so this is just gross. I've put like sixty percent of my chips. Send and now. I don't think ahead in the hand but on the other hand Puckett Sevens on a Jack five six rainbow flop the it's in the upper echelon of flops. I could hope for in that that situation so there I was and you thought for quite a bit and you ended up making the fall. Yeah I tank folded. I mean my overarching read on on this player was just. He's not going to run a big bluff in this situation. I mean the only really Combo you could strain to give him that that I'm beating is he could have like seven eight suited. Did something like that and be pushing an open industry. Draw these days we would say I'm blocking seven eight suited. Those days blocking was like maybe a thing in pot limit Omaha but not but not in two thousand six and no limit holdem. That thought wouldn't have crossed my mind So I just felt like a you know I'm beat here. Basically always so the word blacker occurred in exists in that way in Nolan Holden parlance searching. It didn't occur to you that the fact that you had sevens made it less likely for him to have seven eight. Yeah I mean I would love to sit it here and tell you that it did but it. It really really didn't so that's interesting because it shows the importance of language and creating ideas because obviously you were a very highly correct poker player and because of your chest Brang background took the very studious approach to eight. But even you hadn't even thought of that concept right. Yeah I hadn't the concept I mean. Of course I thought specifically about seventy eight in that situation but it was more you know combining the probability of I. I didn't think you would raise my limp. Then even if he does raise my lamp. Didn't think you would call. And even if he did all that my read on him was he's not necessarily just going to shove like he might just check cau- aw with an open industry draw so put all those things together and the fact that I'm blocking the seven eight is like even if I had. If had even occurred to me it would still be like fourth on the list of reasons to discount seven possibility and I'm losing to olive his value hands and I didn't think he was ever straight up bluffing. When you're in these high intense situations it's like the list list of things that kind of come to you first priority is and that just was not there and so you you fold it and tell me a little bit about how you felt after the hand and reflecting on what you think you should have done better even in that time obviously not like right? I'm traveler two years later. Yeah well well it's funny. You should mention because then I watched the final table for the first time in over a decade preparing for this interview and I had been on camera here and there and poker but I hadn't pin like properly miked up on a final table and our Yaacov was there and he was like functioning as my coach cheerleader. Of course he's he's pretty Pretty Savvy with situations like this like he's good at reading people. He's good at giving advice. There's a moment where I go over to him and I'm like oh I just butchered this hand. Bloated the pop put sixty percent of my chips and and then folded so clearly I was not totally over it and in fact I put it off the rest of my stack later. We're with King three off so if you ever need king three off we lament me. Miss playing the biggest tournament even more. So that's where my head space was after that hand. Yeah I I saw that. I actually watched to the end. The it was very interesting kind of like historical time capsule in Poker and poker commentary as we Jones and James Harden and. We're both very active on the poker tour with James. Still the voice of European poker tour and how professional and polished Polish..
Their Dark Materials
"About a year ago. We released an episode in which I interviewed the author. Cassius unclear about her book. The secret lives of color. It was a conversation about the history and origins of different colors throughout human existence. During our talk does he and I covered everything from a type of purple. That squeezed from sees nails do a shade of green. That could literally kill you but there was one pigment in particular from that episode that one of our producers. Here's here nine hundred hasn't been able to stop thinking about because it's bonkers producer. Vivian lay. It's called Vance a black. It's a pigment that reaches the level of darkness. That's so intense. It's kind of upsetting. It's so black. It's like looking at a hole cut out of the universe. It's so black. It's like looking at portal into another dimension of nothingness. It's so black that if you stare at it long enough you'll see your own death. I keep going these metaphors or crummy but it it's it's like this philosophical abyss. Your is just fall into it. This is Adam. Rogers journalist writer wired and I write books sometimes to Rogers has written about van to block for wired because when anyone sees with not just Vivian. They think it's bonkers. It makes you rethink think. What black means fantastic is striking when you look at it even when you look at a picture of it because it looks like something colored black it looks like an absence Vanna black swallows nearly all visible light in gives back no reflection so every contour crease of whatever it's applied to disappears it has this ought affect of making something look two dimensional while at the same time as if you could fall right through it? It has the same feeling looking looking at it as a color that looking over the edge of a building or something does he actually do. Feel kind of a physiological response to that does not look right that looks unreal. It looks real. VENTA black was created by the tech industry for the tech industry. But this strange dark material would actually go on to turn the art world on its head They're black pigments out there and then there are super black pigments. That are so dark. They need to be created in a laboratory. These super blacks excrete such extreme levels of darkness. Because they're made up of something called Carbon Nanotubes or C. N.. Tease Carbon nanotubes are pretty much. Exactly what they sound like teeny tiny microscopic tubes combranch of carbon atoms just a few nanometers wide for reference. A single human hair is about eighty to a hundred thousand nanometers. animators Y T materials are made up of forests of these microscopic carbon tubes. I'd say it's like a field of gross. Okay and the grass is a carbon nanotubes in about one six thousand two thickness of your hair and there's about a billion of them per square centimeter. This is Ben Johnson the founder and CTO Joe of Serena Systems which specializes in carbon nanotubes technology. He's the kind of person who even as a kid you'd expect to become the founder and CTO of of a carbon nanotubes technology company. When I went through school I spent my time trying to make gunpowder type rocket And then I kind of went to develop liquid. Propellant systems is that we're all the dangerous and needs to go bang and kind of not very safe back then. People didn't really care that much about safety and they go yeah. This sounds like a really cool idea. Goods this is not a really cool idea. Jensen began working in the nanomaterials field in two thousand four back then. CNT's had a lot of promise in the space industry because super black coatings could be really useful inside of satellites telescopes and optical imaging technology but carbon nanotubes. Technology wasn't quite where it needed to be yet. CNT's these weren't like paint. They had to be grown onto a surface in a special type of reactor at an absurdly high temperature. High enough to destroy. Most of the things you might I wanna grow them on Johnson and his team worked on it for years and finally managed to develop a new reactor that allowed them to grow see and tease at a much lower temperature and in doing so they had one unexpected but delightful side effect they made it blacker one day. We go to some data back. They said back. Do you realize what you've done you've this material. And it's got almost unmeasurable low reflectance and I was a K.. What does that mean? It meant that Serena systems had created the darkest substance on earth material that absorbed ninety nine point nine six five percent of light. He couldn't tell from the numbers but Jensen new the cat was really special after one of his researchers showed him a sample said. Look I'm like okay. What am I looking at? It just looks black and said look and I'm putting my face right up beside it and the guy's looking laughing at me alum gain a it just looks black. And then he did something that just told me with nailed it. He took an object of the surface that was three dimensional so before matt helpless put my eyes to it. I couldn't tell us anything that was just flat. Danson black was so dark that it almost felt like it defied Clyde the laws of physics we weren't looking to create the world's blackest material. That's a thing Johnson and his team decided to give this new flashy C. N. T. of flashing flashing name Vance a black which stands for vertically aligned nanotubes array black as black as Vance. A black was surrey. NANNA systems systems still saw it as a niche material so when they launched their product at the Farnborough Airshow in two thousand fourteen. They saw themselves as small fry. Farm Farm Bureau is a big deal. In the aerospace industry Serena Systems was presenting their nanomaterial at the same event as the Boeing dreamliner military jets and a paragliding car so Jensen wasn't expecting to make much of a splash. But that's not what actually happened was just surreal. We had camera crews literally all the major networks filming looking at these materials because knowing it ever seen it demonstrated like this before people were freaking out. over Vance a black. We just didn't expect it and my son was like well. He's just black. Why are we getting these people going crazy about it? People were amazed by the depth of darkness achieved by Van Black and wanted to know. More soon enough Serena systems was receiving all sorts of requests from people who wanted a piece of it. Aw People wanting to coach because people want to coat dice in it coat bodies in it. We had a very well known youtuber. The spent quite asking us saying can can you please live on youtube aside from that time. potty Canadian what really caught Jensen's attention was the amount of interest is that came from another field in desperate need of super black pigment. The Art World in those first couple of weeks alone Surrey Nano Systems received saved over four hundred inquiries from artists wanting to use it in their work the number of people in the art world that wanted to use it that that was absolutely absolutely crazy time. Actually because we're a company set up to do engineering and space not accompany the setup to create products for artists to us working with artists. Artis was just not something Serena systems was equipped to do because Vance black was incredibly hard to work with sure they could grow at a much lower temperature than before that was still about four hundred and thirty degrees centigrade. Cat's were also really delicate and can scrape off easily but most importantly any collaboration with artists would take up time in tech resources. Because anything coated with Banda black would have to be grown in Serena systems reactors just wasn't a practical proposition for the company that said an ish is an incredibly charismatic. Chat with an amazing vision and and his life's work has just been phenomenal an eastern as in a niche Kapoor. Who if you haven't heard of him? Before is very famous so for decades has been one of the premier contemporary artists working today says Adam Rogers again use the kind of person who will do a whole gallery takeover teen modern you know. He's he's a really big deal. We should know here that initiative did not respond to an interview request for this story but he's probably best known for creating Chicago's iconic cloud gate sculpture also known as the bean and and he has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his contributions to visual arts. And when Vance black debuted he wanted it. So he reached out Serena Systems and invited Jensen to check out a studio or walked into his studio and I was literally speeches or what I saw given his body of work. Kapoor seemed uniquely suited for this material. There is in a way a constant continuous process that gives up the same questions. This is a niche poor. In a video he released about one of his pieces titled Dissension. So those those questions are for me. The void object or the non object many questions about color questions about space and time. Because I really do believe that for there to be new objects has to be new. Space Kapoor has has a fascination with blacks capacity to make something both exist and not exist at the same time his work. A lot of it deals with voight. It deals with colored blocks and try to understand the relationship between color space
Where the fake Trump media massacre video came from, and other things to know about it
"All right so for those of you that might not be totally into this story or understanding where it's come from this was totally trending on twitter all day a and it just so happens that I spoke at the conference where this is the center of controversy so there was a horrific museum video where you're donald trump massacres fake news media now essentially there's these videos that go around and there's this community of people that love the president so much they'll take popular videos superimpose the face of Donald trump onto somebody kickboxing or somebody with a lightsaber fighting people they disagree with so I guess the most this one was the CNN which with precise which was the body slam when the wwe one because the president shared that one and so this particular video was from the movies kingsman which is about the British Secret Service or something starring Colin Firth actually doesn't fourteen. I've never enjoyed those movies I it's called the dark comedy only for some people only some people very cheesy I never liked that movie right somehow killing people's funny but no there is a whole genre it appeals to a certain the demographics never liked the not Nora Nora I've tried to watch it a couple times is just not really my my genre so anyway this memoir so those that don't seem to have to define what a menas because we do have some people okay so mean is what is the best way to find a mean kind of like when you know it Ben Johnson Adam Benny Johnson chief creative officer turning point USA so look amine is a picture or a video that satirizes or explains an issue in a short sound bite that usually his comedy or uses wit I guess that's a good way to put it that it turns it on its head flips it sure Iran nick insightful. Almost here's the best way I can describe it it's the Internet's equivalent of political cartoons that a good way to put it share okay a modern digital essentially this scene in kingsman which I don't understand how this scene was really funnier incite fuller enjoyable the watch but allegedly there was a scene where somebody walks into a church and kills a bunch of people that was the scene Church massacre and they superimposed Donald Trump's face to be the guy that's killing everyone and then he's killing the fake news media CNN MSNBC as well as Democrats like Barack Obama Nancy Pelosi unless we totally denounces videos unequivocally and totally I don't think it's funny to show violence against other people I think it's it's not my not my taste I don't think it's funny people I find that Kinda dark humor interesting I'm not one of those people however he let's just get through some facts they say this was shown at the president's Miami resort so all of the media covering this is insinuating as if the president approved this or this was at his resort he didn't at all okay so I was at this event it was a unique event it was one with a lot of energy and a lot of people that were really excited to be there and Donald Trump junior Sarah Sanders governor on descent data's thankful to be invited you know so this video is shown in a side room in a breakout room against a wall in a very kind of make shift CAPAC- acidy and Don Jr. Ron to Santa Sarah Sanders myself and Corey Lewandowski knew nothing of it we didn't know about this until the news actually broke and now we're being lumped into this I might have spent forty minutes at this event basically the entire time I was at the event was when I was speaking in and out and Laura Ingraham that night and then I flew to Detroit super early the next morning I didn't hang around it was not but they're acting as if we were behind this entire thing the headlines are all all sort of inferring it's like Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald trump junior charlie kirk and this
"ben johnson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Program is about why you have a slow metabolism why America has so much disease and why so many people feel low energy and fatigue and aren't sleeping well and you can't lose weight it's a struggle that's what this program is all about so if you're driving down the road you're at home and you're struggling with weight and you know you need to lose some weight and you have pain and inflammation and you just don't feel good maybe you're even diabetic or you have high blood pressure those types of things this program is really designed to give your body a break from the normal routine that you're in and how many people are under stress you know you're carving out you eat too much of that white stuff you know you eat rice and potatoes because it spike your blood sugar and you feel good but I want to tell you some give you little tidbit of information I was listening to an expert by the name doctor Ben Johnson has three degrees an amazing guy he's all about longevity and that is he says if you spike your blood sugar twenty points and you do that every day all the time it leads to neuro degenerative disease Parkinson's Alzheimer's and dementia and the amazing thing is he says you can reverse that stuff contrary to what the internet tells yes so basically what we have to do to take you out of what you're doing now is we have to clean up your diet folks and so what we do on our weight loss program and we really don't like to call it a weight loss program we like to call it a fat loss program because it is putting your body can the key ptosis which is so important I cannot stress to you enough that if you get on a diet and you're losing weight really slowly and it's taking you months and months and months to lose weight or you're hardly losing any. wait at all you're not going in the fat burning you're not going into ketosis I assure you so what we do is we give your metabolism and give your body what it needs on a cellular level meaning we hydrate you we feed we we.
"ben johnson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Program is about why you have a slow metabolism why America has so much disease and why so many people feel low energy and fatigue and aren't sleeping well and you can't lose weight it's a struggle that's what this program is all about so if you're driving down the road you're at home and you're struggling with weight and you know you need to lose some weight and you have pain and inflammation and you just don't feel good maybe you're even diabetic or you have high blood pressure those types of things this program is really designed to give your body a break from the normal routine that you're in and how many people are under stress you know you're carving out you eat too much of that white stuff you know you eat rice and potatoes because it spike your blood sugar and you feel good but I want to tell you some give you little tidbit of information I was listening to an expert by name Dr Ben Johnson has three degrees an amazing guy he's all about longevity and that is he says if you spike your blood sugar twenty points and you do that every day all the time it leads to neuro degenerative disease Parkinson's Alzheimer's and dementia and the amazing thing is he says you can reverse that stuff contrary to what the internet tells yes so basically what we have to do to take you out of what you're doing now is we have to clean up your diet folks and so what we do on our weight loss program and we really don't like to call it a weight loss program we like to call it a fat loss program because it is putting your body can the key ptosis which is so important I cannot stress to you enough that if you get on a diet and you're losing weight really slowly and it's taking you months and months and months to lose weight or you're hardly losing any weight at all you're not going into fat burning you're not going into ketosis I assure you so what we do is we give your metabolism and give your body what it needs on a cellular level meaning we hydrate you we feed we we.
"ben johnson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Only hear the unpire by Mitch Miller. Did you know that song? That's Mitch Miller with a guest appearance by the late. Well, they're both with ROY Campanella, and we're playing that because talk about your grandfather read, and I think this is all I wanted to have you on the show is this, this has to be in your blood baseball? You and I talked about them, but, but talk about him stuff. I don't know. Well, let's see. He was an American League umpire back in the between nineteen twenty three and nineteen forty one. Made his way up through the minor leagues as far as umpires are concerned his first real test in World Series. He was in the nineteen twenty seven World Series with murderers row and pay Ruth. And he knew, you know, Babe Ruth. Ty Cobb, his, my uncle ban. God rest, his soul. He was he was named after Ben Johnson who was the American League president at the time. And was your was your grandfather was from Wisconsin. No, no. He did. He did. He was he, he was a pitcher in the early nineteen hundreds played in Green Bay played in the three I league for wild and went off to World War One. He was grenadier in World War One. So but then he came back. He was wounded run. And as pitching days, we're over. So he decided to become an empire so World Series twenty seven twenty seven thirty three thirty seven and forty one direct. Yeah. And it's red Ormsby but was his birth name Emma, first name was named after your name. So was this always was this going to happen? You're a little kid or you're interested in baseball. Yeah. You know what? Unfortunately, a grandpa passed away a month after I was born at least he, he, he met me, but I don't remember meeting him. So, yeah. It we we grew up playing baseball. Always Grandpa's name was in the background everywhere. We went my mother was so proud of my mother's so funny. She wanted to play baseball, but grant said girls don't play baseball. And you could tell that was the time back, then he must have been something you sent me this article. I don't know when this red orange v tells anecdotes of his major league career you could write like this. I don't know how old is. Ball, the but still with a two remaining hair or speaker in the best manner of the late night. Rodney, so he was gregarious guy after after he got three retired from empire. He was a scout for the White Sox for years. And then he after that he went on the speakers bureau and, you know, speaking agents all over the place. So all over the country, actually, so as far away, as Alaska, which is pretty funny, but he, he, he would tell stories about tie Cobb and, and, and his days, Babe, Ruth, and such so, yeah, so baseball's in your blood paint a picture for the readers. I go to Kane county Cougars game. And I watch you tell me what day is like you're more than a graphic designer did you did you do you've done the logos for the Cougars. A lot of the things that around the ballpark are, are done through my mites myself uniforms programs. You know, obviously the articles that you submit and everything. So but yeah, it's, it's a you know, you get get there in the morning. And if we have a game where there for the game at night, and summers are when you get there. What do you do? When you get there, you say in the morning, how early do you get like say it's a night game about nine thirty ten o'clock in the morning. Yes. Yes. Wow. So. Yeah. And then, you know, I, I do my day job, we promote the ball club and the upcoming events and such. And then when the, the. The stadium starts coming alive around four or five o'clock. You know the game day staff comes in ushers, all parking, attendants and such. So after that, you know, I help out with on field events as much as I can get up and down the stairs. And, and anything else that needs to be handled, you know, we had a, a military appreciation night the other night on June six, and I had eight World War, Two veterans out on the field, which, you know they're all nineties. So we had to drive around from from centerfield and get them out in the field. And it was just amazing. But yeah, those are things that just are part of the day. Yeah, yeah. Now I'm thinking about it. You've had some notable. I like a little trivia, because I didn't. Questions who is shortstop where the rockstar was related? It was it wasn't Rex Rex Rundgren. Yeah. Yeah. His father was taught did he come to all the time? Came to funny, Todd got to the point where he, he did his walk up music really went into a studio somewhere and did a low. Rechsteiner tot Todd. He recorded rock walkup music, correct. Exact. Yeah. Yeah. And he was almost every game. I didn't know that. Yeah. To what's Gretzky there? He Wayne Gretzky there one year he was. He didn't last very long. Yeah. Yeah. I remember that is that that game, I'll tell you, Wayne Gretzky, the one time that I thought to myself, you know, I don't want to be one of those kind of people that just, you know, go up in ask for an autograph, but Wayne Gretzky was one of the guys that, that got me to play hockey because I grew up playing hockey too, and I missed out because he never came back. So I missed out on at least just saying hi to them. You know. So, you know, I got story, I don't like to talk about myself out of show, but since you're here a couple went to Montreal. Then I took a rented a car canam. Oh. And Gretzky son was playing this can't Emily. That's really like again they played the old stadium. And Wayne Gretzky was there for that. And I forgot Gretzky vein but he had a home run in that game. Remember his name either. So talk about some of the events, you've got coming up, and I really want to I'm going to be there Thursday night as anchorman. So talk about anchorman. Well, we've got we're giving away a bobblehead that night Arado burgundy bobblehead that night. So that'll be an interesting crowd that will come through there. Anchorman throughout the first pitcher. We'll Curtis must be busy. Yeah. Maybe we can get you. Yeah. Yeah. That was before. So that's anchorman. Yep. We have ninja turtles nice. This weekend is is going to be pretty pretty busy ninja turtles night on, on Friday and then carnival night on Saturday. With our first concert is going to be American English. Okay. So, yeah, that'll be fun. And it's Eva, give us a website and how people can fed up more. Casey Cougars dot com. The phone number six three zero two three two eight eight one one, I almost gave you my, my cell phone number money. But yeah, we're we're home starting Tuesday going through the the end of the week. It's just beautiful over the years. I sent people out. I mean, both Geneva in Saint Charles, great towns, hang out in. Oh yeah us. I've sent my friends from the city if you can pick a weekend, the first weekend of the year that you can parlay a King County cougar game with the King County flea market. Yeah. It's really it's, it's, it's really a great escape the Chicago. Hey, you mentioned the armed forces. I wanna talk about that a little bit of time. We have left. You're so busy with the ballpark. But you find all this time to volunteer. And I don't that also comes from your grandfather, but the lone survivor foundation navy seals talk about your commitment to the arms. Well, we've. At the ballpark. We have the hometown hero where we are someone most games that we can get somebody to come out and just, and I've met some historic people, and that I made an impact on me. So I started kind of doing some research and trying to figure out a way that I can give back in a way that I know that I can do it the best. I know how so that being graphic design and art..
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"He control by demons? No, no, no, no. I mean what I'm envisioning is is is more of a a real possession. Okay. I mean, usually I don't know when someone's got to come in and do an exercise, and that's what I'm talking about. And I think those things exist. I don't know if you get possessed then you just go about your life doing evil things. You got you. I caught the demons postcards on Saturday. Meltdown that we could go on the sky ride. So I can understand that a beautiful view. It was beautiful on board. I ride on Saturday. Closed. It was open. What a great time, and I tried to get on it. But apparently, it's like, oh, we gotta do what the baby's wanna do. They wanna see animals. Okay. Great. Well, what about dad wants to do is the demons? It's not me. It's the demons. Well. Hey, drew. What's happening? Hello. How are you, sir? Right. Ben Johnson said that MO was having the fair steps. What I get that. Right. Go ahead. We can't even have guys. I just wanted to comment on that video of our Kelly with the passport song. Sure, I think there's like two major things one. We've got to think that that's right 'cause nobody on that stage could've like on. Yeah. Beautiful song that you put together. Let's definitely sing in Ethiopia. I think they probably like us probably add limit a little bit. Rhyme. I mean, yeah. But but the people who are with them probably learn to roll with the punches real early in the game. Yeah. And you just have the backup dancers throwing the sway with the flicks. The hand and just going right along with it. So they do, but then my, but my bigger issue. And I think you guys have proved how many times you play it. It's so catchy..
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"My guest is Carl Lewis, and you know, what I love about this opportunity on the audience channel two thirty nine is I get a long period of time about two hours sitting down with these guests. I hope you've got a chance to see Freddie, Roach the boxing promoter. There was so much that didn't even make it. He was that entertaining and the audience loved him Carl Lewis. You know, one of the greatest sprinters most decorated track athletes of all time in a couple of topics that will stand out, and I want to bring them to your attention. I go back to win. Ben Johnson from Canada surprised everybody in one Olympic gold in Seoul, South Korea. Well, Karl finished runner up. But Carl knew that Ben was cheating. Couldn't prove it Ben test positive and Carl wins the gold medal. But I asked Carl when do you know when you have this drop in time, Mike somebody's doing something that they shouldn't be doing because it takes a long long time to drop even a tenth of a second. When you're a sprinter and here's Carl Lewis from tonight's undeniable. Ben Johnson Eighty-six then right away because the word on the street per se was that his coach gave it to people. And then all of a sudden he pops kind of out of nowhere starts running really fast as a sprinter. When do you know like how much do you drop in time it before you guys notice? Yeah. That's good question. If if you're young you can do it up until you're twenty twenty one because you could grow and all think things once you're you're twenties. It it goes small increments. Just to give you an example when I was nineteen or twenty I ran like nine nine seven, and then I ended up running nine eight six at thirty. So took me ten years to get one tenth of a second. So you have someone who was running ten to and then two years later, they're running nine nine it just doesn't make sense when you're twenty five years old. So that's what we know. Isn't that interesting because you know, we look at somebody improving and you go oh my gosh. Look at what they're running now, but the sprinters in their world, they're like, none a- that doesn't happen. And that led to the topic of you sane bolt. And what Karl thinks of you sane bolt. Two thousand eight you're quoted as questioning you sane bolts times once again going back to what we talked about. When you have that precipitous drop, then great runners, great sprinters, take notice. What was it about bolt that made you take notice that maybe this wasn't on the up and up? My thing was I didn't accuse anyone of anything. But what I said is that we have to question if someone drops that fast like that. If you don't then you're crazier fool or something. Whatever I said. So of course, it becomes personal. But my issue is with drugs has always been the brand, you know, being a sport that people think are on drugs. It's it's bad for the brand. And we I didn't trust it. And so I put it out there. And you know, what I have people asked me. What are you saying? I said already said what I said. So there's nothing to change. And I stand by it. It's not personal. But you still question bolts times. So you have course, I question that it said if it's mean, I'm saying he's on it. But we should question it when. When I jumped ran nine eight six there's a question anyone that does that kind of drought. So and I didn't say anywhere. Oh, yeah. He's on it. I said we should question it because if you don't then that it's ridiculous. That's it. And I stand by that. Absolutely. Right. That's Carl Lewis I sit down with Carl tonight on the show undeniable on the audience channel that's to nine directtv. As far as like, how far do you go to question? Somebody's times. It should should everybody question everybody when it comes to track and field, and I know that you saying Bolden Carl Lewis, they they're not friends..
"ben johnson" Discussed on The Dan Patrick Show
"So I'll give you a fifty Wunderlich is an option does that interest. You at all. No, I'd rather be fast can't show that off at the beach. Hey, baby. Here's my Wunderlich. Because then if you say, I got a perfect score in the Wunderlich, then you have to explain the Wunderlich. Why do they call it? What did you lick? What's the wonder? Why did you get crappy grades in college? It's like, you're you're very smart though, you can figure out the pollen test on one test. I was really smart, and then they're going. Oh, hey, Mr. Wunderlich now. I'd rather be. I'd rather go four five how about at eleven in chance. I mean, we need to say what that means. You know, what they say about guys with big hands? They need big loves. Speaking of speed coral Lewis is my guest on undeniable tomorrow night, and I sat down with him. And we talked about speed and something that will play for you tomorrow to get you ready for this interview with Carl Lewis, and we did talk about the validity of you same bolt because Carl Lewis questions how fast you same bold is. And he said, we'd be crazy not to or you know, crazy not to question that because you go back to Ben Johnson. When Ben Johnson came out of nowhere. And he won the Olympic gold in Seoul, South Korea and Carl lost. And then it came out that Ben had failed a drug test. He talks about when you know, a sprinter is doing something illegal. You can tell by how how much lower their time is. And so we talk about that as well. That's on undeniable tomorrow night on audience channel thirty nine. We'll come back with Mike Floreal and get his thoughts on what's next with the patriots and Robert Kraft. Could he say? See craft stepping down as the owner..
Facebook aims to improve policies as it embraces more responsibility
"Facebook has announced new steps to protect users personal information following the cambridge analytical data leak one is a new tool that will make sure advertisers have permission to access personal email data another will make it easier for facebook users to update their privacy settings today vox published an interview with ceo mark zuckerberg who defended the company's advertising model if you want to build a service that helps connect everyone in the world there are a lot of people who can't afford to pay therefore as with a lot of media having advertising supported model is the only rational model that that can support of building the service to to reach people and despite this public relations campaign many people are choosing to opt out of facebook ben johnson covers tech for here now and ben what should people do if they've decided to keep facebook and they want more control okay so peter this is something i think about a lot and for one thing i think there's a paradigm.