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Biden Expected To Work To Repair U.S. Relations With Palestinian Leadership
"U. S policy toward Israel and the Palestinians changed dramatically under the Trump administration in favor of Israel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a vocal ally of Donald Trump. We're joined now by NPR's Daniel Estrin in Jerusalem to talk about how the inauguration of President Joe Biden is being received their high. Daniel Hey, Ari. So some optimism was expressed today from the Palestinian leadership. Tell us about what they said. Yeah. Palestinians are eager to turn a new page here because Trump has snubbed the Palestinian leadership. Repeatedly, the administration closed down the Palestinian envoy's office in Washington. Um, the Trump administration moved the U. S embassy here to Jerusalem, where I am and sided with Israel's claims to the city. Palestinians also have claims in Jerusalem. So then the Palestinians cut ties with Trump. And then Trump stopped giving humanitarian aid to Palestinians, so there was just a lot of bad blood between them, and Biden has pledged to reverse a lot of what Trump did. He says he will restore humanitarian aid to Palestinians. He will oppose Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank. Trump actually supported Israeli Claims to territory there. So now there are some Palestinians who are disappointed that the Biden team says they will not be moving the embassy out of Jerusalem, but the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, Congratulated biting today and he's expecting violent to be more favorable to the Palestinians
Examining The Diplomatic Deal Between Israel, United Arab Emirates
"Newly established diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates are having an effect. The U. A. E is welcoming thousands of Israelis President Trump's administration. Promoted these diplomatic ties as a historic breakthrough, which was true Israel had been isolated from many Arab nations for decades. Israel's leaders says the agreement proves that peace does not have to come at a cost. NPR's Daniel Estrin traveled to Dubai and the U. S a toe ask just what kind of peace is being promoted? It's not hard to spot Israeli tourists and devise busy gold market way. Silas are very noisy, and they understand us here. I feel no tour guide. Lisi is wearing a sequined shirt and a blue scarf around her strawberry red hair she poses for pictures with elaborate gold wedding garments in the window displays. Later, she'll ski at Dubai's famous indoor ski slope in Jordan. I don't know if I will feel like this Not in Egypt Way make fine here and next month I come again. Egypt and Jordan share a cold peace with Israel and most other Arab countries refuse relations with Israel, as long as Palestinians don't have independence, but the U A E. I gave Israelis what they have long sought. A sense of acceptance in the region were wanted in our country Don't feel wanted by the Arabs. And here they want me here. L a needs Ziegel Boy Wonder's Dubai Spice Market. With six friends, all elementary school teachers and Moratti's in the market are reluctant to speak on tape about their countries embrace of Israel, which is still controversial in the region. I asked the Israeli school teacher is this piece? I don't know if it's a real piece or not. I think that both countries have interest in this peace because we need them. They need us. The Israelis gain business opportunities. One Israeli I met, signed a deal to grow lettuce using pipes and the Emirati desert. And the Emma Ronnie's Get Israel's blessing to buy American made F 35 fighter jets, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco also normalized ties with Israel. And it was the U. S offering the incentives without concessions by Israel so long to watch a loom. Which alone middle. What's MMA Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promoted the U A e deal as peace for peace instead of the old paradigm land for peace. He says It sets a precedent. Israel doesn't need to give up land to the Palestinians to win friends in the Arab world. But I Moratti's still want Palestinians on their side U A e ambassador to the U S. You said fellow Taipeh. We still want to see a two state solution. We still want to see a negotiation between the two parties. Perhaps just perhaps we might be able to have more influence and more leverage when we do have a relationship with Israel. Emirati commentators say the love fest Israelis feel Just the honeymoon. Tough love will come later. But Israelis are seeing it more Netanyahu's way. Everybody by him from then a tourist to get just his first name to discuss his political views, says the Moratti's embrace proves Israel doesn't need to make sacrifices. Rather, it's the Palestinians who will feel pressured to follow their Arab brothers and make a deal with Israel. Even a prominent Israeli peace advocate returned from a trip to Dubai, saying, I think that the Palestinians need to rethink the way they treat Israel. Femi Paris The son of the late Israeli President Shimon Paris, runs the Paris Center for Peace that reaches out to Palestinians. He wants to promote business with the eh Moratti's and approach he wants Palestinians to adopt. I think Their point of view has being that's first sold the political issues and then we can start normalizing things and move forward. I think those days have gone. I believe that the only way for us to really, really achieve peace, comprehensive peace And save the region from backwardness is to focus on moving together forward. I put that to Nabil Shaath, adviser to the Palestinian president, He says. Palestinians can't just move forward and ignore their day to day realities is an occupying our land. Israel continues to Great second mints in our villages destroyed our houses. And yet It is legal had 23 is very better. Who is it? That should be doing what to whom the occupied the occupiers. Palestinians and many countries say real peace requires Israel to compromise land for peace. Shot says the U. A e deal removes the incentive for Israel to do that, Even if the Emirati say they'll keep pushing for it. There's radiated out of the problem, not us on the right. Is that looking for exclusive or what? There's not sisters myself and lewdness. Be that fan board down a desert dune. Their Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, not from the occupied territories. And they're thrilled to finally visit a part of the Arab world that have been off limits to them as Israeli passport holders with the azure Allah Allah Dolly are a beam can look hope. Jewish travelers to Dubai with see Arabs in a more positive light. Could it lead to less discrimination against her community at home? Or would it all just be for gotten on the flight back commotion on the runway and Duke? By Lee's Eve, the Jewish Tour guide You heard at the beginning of the story happens to be sitting across from me and does not want the flight attendant to crowd the empty row in front of her with an Arab couple and their baby. Also tourists from Israel. A second Arab couple accuses her of racism. Give your time CC Zaeef says. Are you psycho woman? Can Lieutenant Mark going up? And Israeli flight attendant gets on the loudspeaker. Respect each other. A young Arab dad stands up and addresses the plane. Okay, mate committed. I don't being bumped out of it. No, but they must you all were just in an Arab country. Not in Las Vegas. Look at what's happening here. Disgusting. A Jewish man shouts back! Don't generalize. Quarreling passengers don't make amends or apologies. They spend the flight back to Israel in a kind of cold piece. Daniel Estrin NPR news Dubai
Israel's incredible Covid vaccine rollout story
"Collier who is obviously very prominent pro. Israel researcher and journalist. He tried to navigate through some of the reasons why israel has been so successful so fast and he says it's never going to be a single cause about why israel has responded so incredibly he says of course. Israel was an enormous high price on life. No soldier is left behind. And then he talks about the coup pat holum system and that is not one central player in the vaccination like the over here but several like cl- elite mcabe may hit it. This is the sort of multiple. Nhs scenario that we have in israel and it means that several brains in each community organized separately to deal with her impatience obviously science and technology great economic driver for the economy and the id system. There's no real bother about anonymity. It's not a big thing in israel. People know pretty much. Everyone is in many of the systems are integrated and of course a militarized system to handle mass events community like kibbutzim and small towns cities on the west bank as well. Everyone knows must've been the the half keyboards how farm communities which are becoming sort of districts and towns of of major cities and they respond well to hostile acts. This is a. This is kind of a security issue where the threat isn't from from bombs or rockets. It's a threat from house which is a similar threat. Yes i mean. There's much more to say on that as well. I mean you'll right in the the emergency response in israel is sadly perhaps very well refined become very well. Refunding has had to become very refined over the years. And we see that mentality driving. Israel's attempts to quash the virus and to get the vaccination writes all the way through one anecdote which struck me was that in one vaccination center recently. They run out of time so the vaccines enter had to close and they still had those of the vaccine left which had to be used that evening or so. Nurses went out into the streets and grabbed a piece of delivery guy and gave him a shot. I mean that sort of can do spirit has been viable. But i think there are other elements like practical elements as well the contributed towards success so for example early planning israel paid reportedly over the odds by some degree to gets these first vaccines in. Benjamin netanyahu himself developed a personal relationship with the bosses pfizer and promised to give pfizer israeli data about the vaccine use in response to getting these these first doses and of course there's always in a position to give them that data because it's got one of the best digitalized health system in the world which allows for that data to be harvested and then to be used in further research but there are other innovations well so for instance israeli scientists found a way of getting more doses out of each vial vaccine than had initially been intended therefore stretching it further and in addition when the vaccines arrived on these huge pallets in bangor in airport rather than take them out like that. The israeli logistics experts decided to find a way of abortion them in small books style. Size insulated boxes they could remain at seventy but be taken out by most bikes or whatever and post out into small centers throughout the country in the community so the people didn't have to travel too far sickly during lockdown things like that all of these small but vital innovations have contributed towards this message. Success all the way from the initial negotiations and securing those vaccines all the way down to the grassroots rollouts and everything in between it's been just a magnificent display of guinness with with the nostril national spirit. I was indeed a very privileged to speak to around leads. The head of research it collegiate. Who runs through the extraordinary artificial intelligence and data which israel has what they've mapped millions and millions of people in the israeli gene pool and of israel's gene pool extends to two hundred nations around the world it's an extraordinary level of data which they can then feed to monsieur buller adviser which is which is an incredible gift to be able to give enrich. We are very fortunate to be standing on. The shoulders of giants are people at the nineties. In israel where smart enough to create an electronic medical records and make them ubiquitous over the system so since mid ninety s collegiate we have had electronic medical records in all of physicians offices on so in every hospital ward and so does abundance of data of massive amounts being collected in harnessed for the use of our patients. This puts israel ahead of the curve in terms of planning and alleviating major medical problems which afflict the whole world. I think that is proving to be true. Because we put into practice into scale concepts that in other places are considered the theoretical and so we have at khalid been practicing predictive modeling in practice for over a decade now so tens and hundreds of thousands of people receiving care based on personalization and predictive models in massive scales for a decade. So i i do think that the availability of data the availability of the will to change and transform the system as well as the innovative spirit of the local eco-system within the health sector and from the outside all communist together to create a very interesting setting for innovation in practice. And this is four million people. Isn't it so you can help kill the world with all the different afflictions the different health issues that you see amongst those millions of people and they have arrived into israel from all four corners of the world so in a sense every population around the world can benefit from the data. You find the differences between people. We are now moving into an innovation driven strategy where we will try more. And more to take the insights that we've gained and take them out to the world in various ways in creating spinoffs and startups within khalid and also by allowing startups organizations from around the world to test. Drive their new ideas. Collegiate so we can actually prove whether or not they making a difference.
When the FBI Spied on Martin Luther King Jr.
"A new documentary out today called. Mlk fbi which traces the ways in which the fbi was surveilling. Martin luther king junior towards the end of his life as well as other black activists in an attempt to tamp down the civil rights movements directed by legendary filmmaker sam pollard. This documentary is based on a nineteen eighty one book by historian david garrow as well as documents released by the national archives in two thousand seventeen and two thousand eighteen quoting the atlantic. Mlk fbi arrows attempts to stifle the civil rights movement through coordinated efforts to spy on king with the hope of discrediting his righteous public image with king as with many black activists since the beginning of the twentieth century. The fbi surveillance wasn't an isolated obsession. It was part of a long running effort to keep black americans from acquiring institutional power. Pohlad told me the film traces. Exactly how the surveillance of king started how it was conducted and the effects it had on his life end quote using tons of archival footage and interviews with firsthand witnesses. The film illustrates how. Fbi's surveillance of black americans began as part of fbi director. Jaeger hoover's obsession with rooting out. Communism believing black people to be more susceptible to political manipulation as their efforts became more focused specifically on martin luther king junior and his growing influence. The fbi sought to expose his extramarital affairs as a way of discrediting him to the public and his followers but director sample are noted to npr's fresh air quote would hoover didn't bank on was back in the sixties. The press did not take the bait. They didn't reveal the personal lives of these public figures. They didn't do with john kennedy. They didn't do with others and they didn't do it. With dr king and quotes and while this documentary serves as a needed reminder. That martin luther king junior was not universally revered in his time there could be wearing that paints too negative a picture of him by including personal details like the affairs he had producer. Benjamin heddon said a our approach however quote he wouldn't be d- mythology someone he would simply be portraying him with responsibility and sympathy the way he would subject in his documentaries who was not known to the wider public and quotes and hannah georgia's said in the atlantic quote. Mlk fbi offers an important corrective to prevailing myths about king and his principles of nonviolent resistance. Which were not in fact. Widely embraced as my colleague. Van newkirk wrote in two thousand eighteen hostility toward the civil rights. Movement turned into a cherry. Pick celebration of the revolutions victories over segregation in over easily caricatured gap toothed bigots in the south and quotes and continuing georgia's. The reality was that opposition to king into the racial progress. He symbolized was restricted by region or by political affiliation diplomats and republicans alike had turned against king by his later years especially after he voiced objection to the vietnam war. It's impossible to separate the fbi's decades long commitment to tracking black activists from its relative failure to address the credible threats posed by white nationalists including those that surfaced with last week's deadly attack on the capital the fbi surveilling king and using dubious reasoning to do so isn't altogether shocking for much of the country's history sabotaging black rebellion by any means necessary has been integral to preserving white political power. The new and still contested development is finally accepting black people as active participants in american democracy and quotes.
Banking heir Benjamin de Rothschild dies at 57
"Benjamin to Rothschild, who oversaw the banking empire started by his father in 1953 has passed away. He was 57 years old. The Edmund A Rothschild group, says that he died of a heart attack Friday at his home in Switzerland. Since 1997 Benjamin de Rothschild, head of the banking group, named after his father today, Edmondo Rothschild Group says it manages €160 billion and
Philadelphia Eagles head coaching search tracker
"Cody. Thanks for coming back on. I in the enemy man. How are you. I'm doing great great to be with you. I'm excited to talk some football absolutely and let's jump right in to the eagles. Coaching search here. Because more names get added to this list everyday to say that the eagles have cast a wide net would be understating it a little bit. You tweeted out. And i think it was either yesterday or today but as a recording. This on the fourteenth is was on the thirteenth. You tweeted out a whole list of names. We've got carolina offensive coordinator. Joe brady tennis offensive coordinator arthur smith san francisco defensive coordinator robert soleil tampa bay defensive coordinator. Todd bowles new england linebackers coach. John mayo kansas city quarterbacks coach mike kafka philadelphia assistant head coach do staley oklahoma head coach lincoln riley ohio state head coach ryan day. Cincinnati head. Coach luke fickle and more are coming each and every day and i know among eagles fans. You know we see this as a pretty dysfunctional team right now. We see this as an organization. That doesn't seem to know exactly what they're doing and we're skeptical as to whether or not a a really high profile coach is going to want to come here given the list of names here. Where are you at on this eagles. Coaching search as there really are just getting started right. Now yeah and we saw it just kellen more added today and obviously you know they're going to continue to cast the net and i think just in general. I think there's a little merit to the idea that you know when you compare openings. The eagles aren't A bursting with attraction just because of the situation. I mean Doug peterson clearly. If the reports are to be believed is is kind of worn down from from this run with eagles. And but i honestly don't put too much stock into this idea that they're undesirable because at the end of the day there's thirty two jobs. There's thirty two head. Coaching jobs in the nfl. We see guys in view with with teams like the jets and the jaguars every coaching cycle. Yes they sometimes have high picks so they sometimes have a lot of cap space but at the end of the day. It's nfl fell head coaching job. You can't tell me you know if you're joe brady and you're getting interest from all these teams. I mean you're not going to just not going to turn down the opportunity and so And eventually some of the spots are gonna get filled For me i mean i. I start for the eagles with looking at the offensive side of the ball. I know that's it's a big talking point. Jeffrey lurie with with you know really any eagles fan. That's been under or watching. Jeffey larry hires run. The team I i think really it comes down to are you going for You're gonna have to sacrifice somewhere. Because with somebody like joe brady even kellen moore. You're really banking on them. Being kind of an offensive mastermind and up and coming mastermind as opposed to this Person who's been around the league for years and respected and you know doug peterson even though he didn't have head coaching experience. Jeffrey loria himself talked about that emotional intelligence he talked about. Doug peterson former quarterback. In this league he had time under andy reid and so i. I think it's just a matter of where are they gonna sacrifice. Because if they go with robert. Sal the forty niners you're sacrificing. You might bring in a nice offensive coordinator with them but he may leave here for another head coaching job. And so what do they want. We're gonna find out.
Broncos reach deal with Vikings' Paton to be GM
"The Broncos have hired Vikings personnel man George Payton to become the 13th, general manager in team history. They'd has spent 14 seasons in Minnesota, he worked with members of the current Broncos coaching staff. Here's a K a way NFL insider Benjamin Albright. From the pro player personnel side of the House and the college scouting side of the house. He was integral in working with Pat Shurmur. When Sherman was up there is the offensive coordinator and getting quarterbacks for Shermer during that run that they had with Sam Bradford in case Keenum. Peyton will get to work on turning around a Denver team that hasn't been to the playoffs since Peyton Manning retired. Our
Israelis protest Netanyahu amid 3rd virus lockdown
"Upset with President Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are keeping up the pressure. Thousands of Israelis were back at it Saturday, renewing their weekly demonstrations against Netanyahu, calling for the long serving leader to resign over corruption charges against him. And his alleged mishandling of the Corona virus crisis. The protest into Jerusalem Square near Netanyahu's official residents comes as Israel's in the midst of its third national lockdown. Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust connected to three long running investigations. He's denied any wrongdoing and says he's the victim of a witch hunt.
Foreign reaction to the "disgraceful scenes" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
"In washington dc transfixed. The world prompting horror interleaved with an amount of bleak humor in countries which the us are sold to lecture on the democratic proprieties. Jonah russia and turkey were among those struggling to keep straight faces as they shoot. Solemn statements hoping that due process would be observed is might be tempting even vacantly reassuring to believe that trump's last two weeks good north. The united states image abroad any worse than the previous four years already had bus. Is this in fact. A new low four states addition of the briefing andrew miller was joined by louis lucas former. Us diplomats now senior partner with seeing global advisors to take a close. Look if you've been watching yesterday's events from one of those embassies would it have felt it would have been terribly embarrassing. You know as you said we we like to go around the world and tell countries that they should strive for a more open and free democracy and democratic system of government and to see the kind of violence and destruction that we have always condemned overseas happening in the cradle of democracy in washington dc in the capitol building itself. Egged on by the president would be incredibly embarrassing awkward for a us diplomat overseas. Do you worry that this is something that is going to. Linger pass january twentieth. Will this have a lasting impact on the united states ability to project itself as a guarantor exemplar of democracy abroad. I think it'll be a long before. The united states can issue for example. A statement of condemnation because a foreign leader doesn't accept election results. Without having that country's snicker in return. I think we like to tell the rest of the world of to abide by free and fair elections and we have a president now. Who's not doing that. And i think eventually we will regain the moral high ground. But i think donald trump and the last four years and certainly the last two weeks and still two weeks to go has caused immense damage. I mean are you able to reassure yourself. At least the world does perhaps regard president trump as an aberration. It was notable yesterday in the statements from various world leaders. That even some of those who had been broadly sympathetic. Boris johnson here in the uk. Benyamin netanyahu and israel both used the wood disgraceful right. We'll donald trump's got less than two weeks left office or whether you're boris johnson. Or benjamin netanyahu or some of these republican leaders in washington dc. They're all suddenly finding backbone and sort of moral certitude condemned donald trump when. He's basically on his way out the door. I would question for all those people including the ones in washington the politicians you know. Where was that sense of morality and two years ago three years ago when donald trump was well down this path already as we were just discussing a struggle now seems imminent full the soul of the republican party between what remains i guess of its traditional stoller decor and the sort of insurgent yahoo wing which has taken over in the last four years but is going to be a concern overseas that they might be more where this came from. I mean it is not inconceivable that a republican president could be elected for years from now it might even be donald trump again. Well on yes Let's hope not but it is certainly conceivable. The republican would be elected president for years in the skull so conceivable by the way that the republicans would retake control of the house and the senate in two years so that that's not very far away so i think if you're an oversees observer if you're a diplomat in washington and want to maintain contacts with the relevant political parties in the united states. You certainly don't discount the republicans at this point and you don't discount what you called the nut wing element of the republican party. Because i think that trump base will remain there are seventy one million. Americans voted for donald trump. You know the the notion that suddenly because of yesterday mitch. Mcconnell on the leaders of the party be rediscovered by partisanship and cooperation. I think is a bit of a fantasy. They will do everything they can for the next two years to thwart joe biden's agenda and try to set themselves up for taking control in the house and the senate two years from now just quickly. If we're trying to be optimistic about this. Is that perhaps anything to the idea that there was something usefully humbling in yesterday's nonsense in the might at laced stop. Us correspondents and commentators from referring to yesterday's events as many of them did like it was something you would expect to see. In colombia or lebanon. Mark they actually be able to understand that no. This can't happen here. Indeed is maybe i'm not. I think we have a tendency to have a bit of a short memory and a sort of lack of ability to be introspective. So i think hopefully yesterday was a one off. It won't happen again. But the fact is that donald trump has stoked this sort of fear and hatred for four years now in his. He's built up a lot of resentment amongst his base against the establishment against democrats. And i think it's not going to go away overnight. Louis lucas there in conversation with an earlier this week
Beverly Hills Police Declare Unlawful Assembly During Trump Supporter Rally
"At a pro Trump rally in Beverly Hills. Some people voiced support for storming the Capitol. Not allow this. Our rights are being taken away from all these were the same protesters that gather here Beverly Gardens Park on a regular basis. They were waving Trump flags, cheering somewhere, yelling at drivers who passed by indicating they don't support Trump. One man here told me he does not support the mob that burst into Congress. Horrible I When I saw it, it really made me almost want to cry. But this man, Benjamin Johnson told me he would have been one of the first ones through the doors if he were in D. C. They have to show that these people who are so sequestered in Congress, that the real people, the people of America, they aren't afraid to come to their doorstep and say this was a legitimate and you will listen to us to fight now or we're not gonna have a country anymore. Beverly Hills police called the unlock Full assembly about 6 P.m.. The crowd left and it didn't appear. They arrested
Why Roku Wants Quibi's Content Catalog
"Last year qube became infamous as a well funded but short lived streaming service. It raised one point. Seven five billion dollars from high profile backers ben shutdown just six months after it launched now people familiar with the matter say the company is in advanced talks to sell its content catalog to roku the leading distributor of streaming services. Here to explain what's going on and how this news fits into a broader story about the streaming industry is our media reporter benjamin mullen. Hey ben thanks for joining me. Hey thanks for having me okay. So we should note that these talks are still going on and they could still fall apart. But i want to start by just understanding why a partnership could be strategic for both sides here. So let's start quickly. It's obviously now so what's in this. It makes sense for you to do this. Because the licenses to the content that was on their service is one of the most valuable things they still have. They have cash on hand that they're planning to pay back to their investors. And i guess the reason why they're doing this is because it's what they still have so it's one of the most valuable remaining assets and how is going to be handling. Its content more broadly. Now that it's shuttered. The company really put a lot of resources into its content big names. They recruited a lot of talent and the trip. Some really out of the box content ideas i imagine. They don't want all that to go to waste. So does that factor into these talks. Yeah they're still trying to figure it out. That's what these talks are about is all the producers who developed programming for qube they want their shows to be viewed by people because they put all this effort into him and qube wants to make money as much as they can from the library that they have and so buyers potentially want to exhibit these shows sell advertising sell subscriptions around them. So you can. You can see why it would make sense for all parties to get. Get to a deal here. Yeah and let's talk more about roku point of view. Why would this be strategic for them. Specifically roku has its own channel called appropriately the roku channel and they sell advertising on this channel and the advertising that they sell on the roku channel. The terms for the advertising deals are really really favorable to them so if they have more original content that they can put in the roku channel. They have a better case to make to advertisers and potentially more advertising revenue and of course their main role right now is as a distributor. That's the position they've been leveraging as they make deals with content producers as we've talked about on the show recently could up partnership with qube help roku convinced more streaming companies to make content available with roku. Well you could envision a situation where they tell. at which owns hbo. You should put your content on the roku channel because look at all this content. we have on their. We have exclusive content so this channels are really valuable. Place for you to be and you'll be alongside some other really good shows and one thing i have questions about. Quip was made specifically for mobile and it really prided itself on its so-called turnstile technology that changes the formatting of the shows depending on which way you're holding your phone but roku is primarily used on actual. So how would that partnership even work. That's a good question. I imagined that a lot of the content that'll be showed on the roku channel or roku if this deal would go through would be in the horizontal aspect ratio. Because most people's tv's are obviously oriented horizontally the vertical component of the shows. I'm not sure how that fits into a traditional roku. Apper your roku viewing device. Got it so questions yet to be answered here and just zooming out. What are these deal. Talks tell us about entertainment. And the strategy behind how content producers and content distributors are trying to navigate the fast changing world. I think what qualities demise showed. Everyone is that it's really a competitive place. There's a lot of streaming services that have launched even the last half year so and qube was obviously unsuccessful in navigating the competition so and roku has built success largely on the back of the growth of streaming because there are huge distributor so roku was accompanying that manage to really seize on the success of streaming and is captured an ever-growing part of that pie and qube. I think you can safely categorize them as a half of the streaming wars. You know they haven't been able to capitalize in the same way that roku has and in this case roku so it like the winners of the streaming moore's may end up absorbing the losers. Yeah yeah in this case. That definitely seems to be what happened all right. That's a reporter. Benjamin mullen ben. Thanks so much for joining me thanks. Amanda
Israel leads vaccine race with 12% given jab
"Bleak though the covid nineteen news is on a number of fronts. There is mercifully tunnel. Luminated light in the form of several vaccines becoming more and more available and a race of sorts is on countries which can vaccinate their populations. Fastest will aside from doing. Obviously the right thing themselves. A considerable competitive advantage in terms of reopening at home and potentially reengaging with the world leading the field by a stretch is israel more than a million israelis over a tenth of the population have already received the first shot of the to phase pfizer. Biontech job one joint first of all by alison kaplan some journalist with herod's alison. Obviously israel has certain natural advantages. Here i it is only nine million or so people living in quad small geographic area but that aside. What is israel secret. How is it done it so quickly. Well i think we've got a very lucky combination of two factors number. One is the hustle of prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu who you know he's been around for a very long time developed a lot of connections in in many places and he made it a priority. I think to line up very early. Orders of A vaccine from multiple companies sort of placing his bets while widely and And putting a lot of pressure on the On the heads of the companies. And i think he you know. He carries a lot of weight. 'cause he's because he's a very well known world figure but i think that you can't give the credit to netanyahu because the way that the israeli healthcare system is set up is. It's a public health system but it's also highly competitive. We have four or five very large. Hmo's each with their own staff each with their own infrastructure who are set up every season to give multiple flu vaccines and basically what the country has done his taken these multiple. Hmo's and for the covid. Vaccinations put them on steroids. And they were very early and very well organized to and they're all very digitized so everyone's just getting a text message on their phone over-sixties in high risk people right now. I'm telling them to To go online and sign up. They can do that. They can do by phone if they want. So it's really a winning combination of netanyahu's hustle and and the way that the israeli healthcare system is very efficient and effective. Is this also one of those moments. At which and. I'm reminded here of a conversation we had earlier in the with. Joseph woo foreign minister of taiwan. Who made the point that his is a country which like israel is also accustomed to collectively responding and mobilizing in times of crisis. Is there something to that. Absolutely no listen. They don't call it the six day war for nothing right. The the country knows how do How to scramble and get a lot done. In in short amounts of time now the other side of the coin paint too rosy picture of the situation in israel because we are making amazing progress and vaccinations. But we've had some terrible terrible trouble of enforcing the restrictions for the coronavirus virus to keep people safe in our infection rate while we've been able to keep deaths down again. Excellent healthcare system has not been so successful. Israelis are very good at doing things. But they're not so good at not doing things. And so the whole social distancing and keeping things closed has not been a huge success here and tanio as much as he may be. The hero of the vaccine. Effort is is having to handle a lot of very harsh criticism about how the government has not effectively managed. The crisis is any talk at all of extending. This rolled out to the palestinian territories. As for now right now know. There are some clauses in the oslo accords of the mid nineties. I think that specifically refers to vaccines that gives the palestinian authority atonomy over vaccinating the palestinian population and they've even been some palestinian officials. That said we haven't asked israel to help us with with vaccines going to go our own way. That said i think that once israel really feels that it's got its population in hand and israel is not a sort of going to head to the finish line. There's going to be a hold up in january because israel does not have sufficient orders ship for delivery in january but once israel does feel secure about getting its population of vaccinated. I think that it's going to extend some sort of assistance to Certainly the west bank because the populations are mixed and so having a lot of covid in carriers among the palestinian population. Israel has a self interest in doing something about that but until now nothing has happened. Alison haaretz thank you for joining us.
Washington, DC tourism looking to bounce back after taking hit from pandemic
"On tourists and business travelers and conventions. But the pandemic has devastated the Washington area's hotel and cultural attractions BUSINESS When tourists do Return, D C will be ready. Several new hotels opened their doors in D C last year. Such hotel company Citizen M. Open its fifth hotel in the U. S in Southwest D C. Known for its smallish high tech rooms with gigantic beds. The seas Hotel Donovan reopened last year is Hotel Xena, which says it celebrates female empowerment. The Vice Roy Washington, D. C. From the same company behind Xena replaced the former Mason and Rock hotel. And D. C is former Hotel Rouge reopened as the Vanocur hotel named after Benjamin Vanocur, who played a significant role in surveying the land that will become the nation's capital to new museums opened in 2020, the National Museum of the U. S Army at Fort Belvoir and Fairfax County and the Planet Word Museum, which opened a DCs historic former Franklin School building. Jeff Global.
Coronavirus: Diddy hands out cash and gift cards in Miami to help residents
"Benjamin's birthday. Oh, man, what y'all wanna did, he has helped hundreds of families in Florida pay their rent. He also visited Miami this week to hand out gift cards and cash to people in need. Didi's Sean Combs Foundation held a dance a thon in April that raised more than $3.4 million for people affected by the pandemic. But
Police chief: Ohio officer who fatally shot unarmed Black man should be fired
"A police chief is calling for one of his officers to be fired following a fatal shooting this week of an unarmed black man. Columbus Police chief Thomas Quinlan joined the city's mayor and calling for the firing of police officer Adam Coy, who fatally shot Andre Hill and unarmed black man early Tuesday. We haven't officer who violated his oath. To comply with the rules and policies of the Columbus Division of Police, He says. Those failures include coin, not rendering aid to Hill. They're not turning on his body camera. There'll be a hearing Monday with the city's public safety director, Civil rights and family attorney Benjamin Crump said Thursday discrimination and police brutality Doesn't even take a break. Christmas. Brian Clark ABC NEWS This is
Israel heads to new elections as government collapses
"Snap election again CBS News correspondent Robert Berger reports from Jerusalem. Israel is heading to its fourth election in two years after the government failed to pass a budget. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Guns formed a national unity government in May. But we're at loggerheads from the start. The three previous elections ended in stalemate and the Fourth one set for March could have the same result. Robert Berger, CBS News
Sherwin Williams Fires Tik-Tok Sensation, Painting a Cautionary Tale
"Listen up. It's a great lesson for any business leader or marketer and a whole lot of schadenfreude of fun. well sherwin williams america's biggest paint company. Just got its comeuppance from a tiny florida rival and tiktok loving college kid and embarrassing. Faux pas by sherwin williams is the very example of a culture clash between behind the times corporate america and gen z creativity. Now perhaps like millions of us stuck at home. You've been on a painting. Bench come on admitted. Maybe you've even seen tony. Pilo pilarcitos tiktok channel tone. Stir paints until. Recently the ohio university business student worked at an athens. Ohio sherwin williams store a job loved in fact he so excited about paint that he started a tiktok channel on which he simply mixes paint typically with hip hop music playing in the background watching pillow saito. Mix paint whether it's a gray for sherwin williams shopper or the viral video in which he tints paint by mixing in real. Blueberries has proven to be oddly mesmerizing and incredibly popular. The paint mixing artists has more than one point. Two million tiktok followers. His short videos routinely receive half a million likes even more in fact it took pilarcitos tone stir paints virtually no time to go viral. According to buzzfeed the sixth video asano ever posted got more than a million views. So pilo saint did what any enterprising college senior might do. He whipped up a presentation for sherwin williams marketing department with such a huge following. Figured he could show the eighteen billion dollar company a thing or two about using tiktok to attract younger gen z shoppers. Alas his plan backfired for a while. Anyway rather than using enthusiasm about the million plus followers sherwin williams could have for free. The company fired him according to peel asano. The student told his story. On where else tiktok. He says sherwin williams marketing department. I ignored him but later they called the loss prevention department. Which accused peeler say no of stealing paint and making the videos on company time. He admitted to making some videos. While on the job at says he purchased the paint. He used no matter. Sherwin williams accused him of gross misconduct including quote seriously embarrassing. The company or its products at age reported one could easily argue that sherwin williams has its marketing covered and doesn't need any rogue creatives on its payroll. The paint giant suffered a bit during the early pandemic lockdowns but since then has surged with home sales renovations and diy decorating projects on the upswing. We all seem to be buying paint along with flour booze and toilet paper the today show points out. That's pushed sherwin williams sales up about five percent. The companies also persuading more and more customers to purchase premium paints as a result profits soared twenty one percent in the third quarter according to the motley fool. But this sort of publicity. Well that's not something. Any company would want news appeal. Santos firing elicited disdain on social media on twitter. One observer said some not so nice things about the presumed age of the marketing department. Staffers hello baby boomers and added that they quote missed out on a cutting edge marketing campaign for your products. That's why bear painting. Kelly moore paint or going to outsell. Y'all close quote an industry publication at age quoted. Pr executive andrew cross of agency walker sands cross said sherwin williams sent a signal as loud as it was unintentional that employees. Who do what they're told or more valuable than employees who think outside the box out cross added that the company had quote stifled ingenuity sherwin. Williams are the biggest beneficiaries of the outrage. And they were quick to take advantage of an opportunity. Lost pilo says he received job offers from bear. Benjamin moore and other major paint brands but he chose a role with regional chain. Florida paints the ohio university senior plans to finish studies online provided. He's not too busy. Establishing what will be his very own custom line of paint colors. Oh and keeping that tiktok channel up featuring colors only from florida paints saint story is now a marketing. Fabled should be repeated in entrepreneurship classes at business schools everywhere and perhaps quickly forgotten on purpose the boardroom sherwin williams
Israel on cusp of fourth national elections in two years
"Israel, setting to its fourth election in two years after the government failed to pass a budget or Robert Berger is their Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival, Benny Guns, formed a national unity government in May, but we're at loggerheads from the start. The three previous elections ended in stalemate, and the fourth one set for March could have the same result. You're listening to the CBS World News
"benjamin o" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"That song survived but think about that. He goes into the basement and says okay. I got a strip this down even more write a whole new batch of songs and he wrote that debut and cars album coming before i ever even wrote this book. I told you i was a big fan. I mean every son on this thing has been a little rock radio and he wrote that all in one back within a few months thing that is so we know the rest know the history of the cars. So then benjamin. He decided to when all was said and done for the moment with the cars do his first solo album the lace and eighty six and he crow co wrote the music to deliver ix with his girlfriend. Diane page right is her name. Saying becky rankles and the album. They had one hit. I.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Stuff predates that a little bit. Not that. I didn't like it though. There's just rock and roll was a little different in the fifties and the sixty s so it did make the songs but i mean i'm not gonna sit here and say that i'd probably go out of my way to to go and get these songs on although i do have recordings of them now. I like the songs though. It was just kind of a different styled and what i'm normally used to doing. But then he went into another tana style. Which was sort of like crosby stills nash kinda style with leather leatherwood and then milk would maybe a little bit of. Did you research Yeah well like. I said you know. He was living in the ohio area early in his life and he actually met rick Rick was also in that area. Rick is originally from the baltimore area but when he was Early high school years His family moved to the cleveland area. Right in cleveland but that area so he also became a musician. Obviously so his bands and benz bans. Were sort of playing the same circuits in the same clubs. So that's how they eventually mac and then they decided to have a band together and they toiled around. The cleveland area michigan I tell you this was. They won an overnight success. I tell you they really. They were on the road and were you know quote unquote starving musicians for a long time. They went to new york for a while to try to get a record deal. That didn't work. Came back to cleveland again. So they were together for almost a decade before finally decided okay. It's just not working in this area. I wanna go to boston. It's a college town you know here. It's a really hip scene. There's you know because it's a college town. There's always a place to play as far as college parties and clubs and the club scene was really big in boston at the time so rick decided to go to boston and then didn't go with him at first This is you know the early seventies now and ben had lost his dad so he decided he wanted to go to boston. You wanted to stay back. In cleveland and be with his mom and kind of help her get back on her feet and make sure she was okay but then after about six months or so. 'cause we're getting a hold of ben saying you gotta come to boston. You gotta come eventually when benn felt comfortable enough to you. Know leaves The area in cleveland. The felt like his mom was doing okay. He actually went to boston and they started a ban there. And that's where it comes in they You know the early seventies at the time that whole acoustic folk king you know. Still the nash. Kinda thing was big for a few years in that that you know it was always. There's always an audience for it but it was really big for years and early seventies. They actually started out as they do all in a houston dual and we're just playing bars and clubs and they did that for a while and they actually got a record deal and the milk would album came out But it didn't do very well so they kind of scrapped. Asshole idea was called. How's the how's the weather site. They're really they're really hard to find now. To a matter of fact I'm don't own a copy. But i've seen it before on ebay and the things they get like hundreds of dollars for that album now cars if you're a big cars the cars collector and you really want that thing you got to pay a few hundred bucks for it now. Leaders will love that. If they haven't heard right. Yeah if you have. A copy of nuke would There's a car fan out. There that will pay big bucks for it. I haven't i haven't taken the plunge on that one yet. I would like to have a copy of it. You know to have it. But i haven't gotten that far yet So anyway when milk would didn't really go anywhere Rick being the leader of the ban and the main songwriter decided to scrap that idea and he wanted to turn to more of a traditional rock. Sound i guess he was really into velvet underground as you know the whole thing That was his kind of deal back. Then so he stroked all down. Tried to be a rock band again. And that's when they brought in the other guys in the band and before they became the cars they were a band called. Captain sling stone. Asked me where that name comes from. Or how they got Rock band format was a rock band format but not quite Not quaint sounding like the cars. It was kind of it as more a smoother almost jazzy. You're kind of sounding like steely dan. Kind of sounds interesting so kind of inbetween acoustic sound and a hard rock sound. And they were capita swing for a while. And that's when they started to get noticed a little bit. It's elliot houston joint iraq. And and then they brought in greg hawkes as well And that's when they actually started to get a little airplay so now we're talking about nineteen seventy five and seventy six and back. In those days. Radio deejays had a little more freedom a lot more freedom than they do now now a dj has to look at a piece of paper and follow a format. And this is what. You're gonna play back then. Dj's were allowed to play things that they liked her new things that they thought the audience would like and there was a now famous dj in boston. Her name is maxine sartori and she's pretty well known She was known for helping. Aerosmith get started because obviously of course they were in the boston area. She helped billy squire in his early days and she went to a club one night and heard cap'n swing so they weren't even the cars yet and she really liked their songs and she met the guys in the van and she took a demo that they had made in local studio and she actually started putting it on the air. Wbz which of course you know. Iraq san and you're into radio you know a lot of people know you'd be c. n. I mean one of the most prolific rock stations ever in this country He started playing it on the air and people started liking it. And that's how they kind of got some momentum going and then of course they of course -lica- rick has been known to be kinda. He was kind of accused of being a dictator at times Not that that's really a bad thing not charge on. It's called being the main songwriter. So he decided the captain's swing thing was going okay but he wanted to strip it down even more and have a more of a basic rock sound. 'cause i had mentioned cap'n swing had a little jazzy or kind of horrible name. Captain swing and my idea. I said don't ask me where he got that name from. Because i don't know here's another one before cat and swing. They were called. Richard and the rabbits yes sounding name. I'm glad they talk back. Name of even gone in the mid sixties. Richard and the rabbits exactly so anyway. He decided to strip it down even more so thinking about that velvet underground kind of sound and also. Now we're talking around seventy seven seventy and this is also when you know. I hate to label music or labels genres. But it's when that more new wave is kind of sound coming in like blondie and talking heads and that's sound was starting to to you. Know be over the record charts so we stripped it down again and he went into his basement and he scrapped all the songs all the songs except for one or two that captain swing had been playing because they were doing. Original music with captain swing. They throw a covering here there but it was still original music they were doing scrapped all those songs and that's when he will all of the songs that appeared on that connick debut ours album swings song survive. Bye bye love oh nice. I think there's one more tune it's escaping me at the moment. The bye by laws is the one that stands out. I've heard some demos. There's floating around in the sand we call the cars fans The santa rama we hope and There some cap'n swing demos floating around. And i've heard those demos and by by rav is the one that stands out to me. It was a jazz. Steely dan kind of version of it. By the way. I.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Published...Or Not
"This is a three CR podcast and this is published or not. A good crime novel keeps you guessing until the very end and that's Wash Benjamin Stevenson has written in the other side of midnight. Welcome. Benjamin. I remain. San With it was the compare of TV show. I'm quite a bit from the book. Midnight, tonight was light entertainment masquerading as news human interest stories laced with gentle political ribbing harmless stuff. Now, I'm sure everybody recognizes this talk of TV show said let's hear how San. Seen by the all the Benjamin. Benjamin, would you mind reading from page seven plays? The Inter music will and Sam stopped talking spot a career in television still struck by the dazzle of it. Sam Mid had seemed to switch Mr Benign breath calm blue eyes locked board on camera. One anyone guests. He had to be a bit of a one the kid to host his own nightly television show in twenty nine and he delivered on that expectation wall. Everything about him polished image conscious if left a giant smile is take like American Republican voters why and strikes This from page seven very early in the book in the pop schooled, we interrupt this broadcast. So tell us what happened to San Northampton as an acetates delivering his opening monologue Bagel charming for the cameras and in the middle of it, he starts look a bit nervous the crew dots kind of wound up Wisey a bit these game they stopped to think that maybe he's GonNa propose go in the middle of the live TV broadcast at the end of the broadcast reaches into his pocket and instead of pulling Anna a bring he pulls out a gun and shoots himself live television and ask state hardening of the book. One million people witnessed it not since brought the Harry just doesn't believe it was suicide. He wants. Jack. Quick to investigate it. Where does Harry Guard to ask Jack to take on this kinds? Harry has to convince Jack to take on the case from prison because Jack has wound up in prison at the end of the events of last novel. So yet he's going to go into the prison in kind of convinced Jack and Jackie bit hot on his luck he's been imprisoned by him. So He's Kind of Cain when Harry dangles a check a blank check by the in front of it. There's a reason why Jack needs money. Let's Ashish. Is Fama late, he's raised by single father and his brother had an accident he was in child and so he's in a permanent vegetative state. He's in basically in Jack. Is Paying for the upkeep of the end of life care because he doesn't want to make the decision whether to turn the machines off on the more money you can get out of this medication the longer. brother-in-law. Will. Stan is that Jack up outside the prison but this old sir? Ryan there and Ryan Wants Jack to investigate a.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"But the why did not give them any satisfaction they contented themselves with admonishing me and dismiss me considering me perhaps as an apprentice who was bound to keep his masters secrets. During my brothers confinement, which I resented a good deal notwithstanding our private differences, I had the management of the paper and I made it to give our rulers. Some rubs in it which my brother took very kindly while others began to consider me in an unfavourable light as a young genius that had a turn for libelling and satire my brothers discharge was accompanied with an of the house a very odd one that James Franklin should no longer printed the paper called the new. England current. There was a consultation held in our printing house among his friends what he should do in this case. Some proposed to obey the order by changing the name of the paper. But my brothers seeing inconveniences in that it was finally concluded on as a better way to let it be printed for the future under the name of Benjamin Franklin and to avoid the center of the Assembly that might fall on him as still printing it by his apprentice. The contrivance was that my olden denture. Should be returned to me with a full discharge on the back of it to be shown on occasion but to secure to him the benefit of my service, I was to sign new in dentures for the remainder of the term which were to be kept private a very flimsy scheme. It was however, it was immediately executed and the paper went on accordingly under my name for several months. At length a fresh difference arising between my brother and me I took upon me to assert my freedom presuming that he would not venture to produce the new in dentures. It was not fair in me to take this advantage and this I therefore reckon one of the first era of my life. But the unfairness of it weighed little with me when under the impressions of resentment for the below his passion too often urged him to bestow upon me though he was not otherwise and ill-natured man. Perhaps. I was too saucy and provoking..
"benjamin o" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"To recommend yourself in pleasing your hearers or to persuade those whose concurrent you desire. Pope says, judiciously, men should be taught as if you taught them not and things unknown proposed as things for God. Father, recommending us to speak though sure with seeming diffidence and he might of coupled with this line that which he has coupled with another I think less properly for want of modesty is want of cents. If you ask why less properly I must repeat the lines immodest words admit of no defense for want of modesty is one of sense now is not want of sense where a man so unfortunate as to wanted some apology for his want of modesty. And would not the lines stand more justly thus. Immodest words admit but this defense that want of modesty is want of sense. This however, I should submit to better judgments. My brother had in seventeen twenty or seventeen twenty one begun to print a newspaper. It was the second that appeared in America and was called the New England current. The only one before it was the Boston newsletter, I remember his being dissuaded by some of his friends from the undertaking as not likely to succeed one newspaper being in their judgment enough for America at this time seventeen, seventy one, there are not less than five and twenty. He went on however with the undertaking and after having worked in composing the types and printing off the sheets, I was employed to carry the papers through the streets to the customers. He had some ingenious men among his friends who amused. By writing little pieces for this paper, which gained it credit and made it more in demand and these gentlemen often visited us he reigned their conversations and their accounts of the approbation. Their papers were received with I was excited to try my hand among them but being still a boy and suspecting that my brother would object to printing anything of mine in his paper. If he knew it to be mine I contrived to disguise my hand and writing an anonymous paper, I put.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Rhyme would have laid me under a constant necessity of searching for variety and also have tended to fix that variety in my mind and make me master of it. Therefore, I took some of the tales and turn them into verse and after a time when I had pretty well forgotten, the pros turn them back again. I also sometimes jumbled my collection of hints into confusion and after some weeks indifferent to reduce them into the best order before I began to form the full sentences and complete the paper. This was to teach me method the arrangement of my thoughts by comparing my work afterwards with the original I discovered many faults in amended them. But I sometimes the pleasure of fancying that in certain particulars of small import, I have been lucky enough to improve the method of the language and this encouraged me to think I might possibly in time come to be a tolerable English writer of which I was extremely ambitious my. Time for these exercises and for reading was at night after work or before it began in the morning, we're on Sundays when I contrived to be in the printing house alone evading as much as I could the comet attendance on public worship, which my father used to exact a me when I was under his care, and which indeed is still thought a duty though I could not as it seemed afford time to practice it. Win About Sixteen years of age I happen to meet with a book written by one try on recommending vegetable diet I determined to go into it. My brother being getting married did not keep house but voted himself in his apprentices in another family. My refusing to eat flesh occasioned in inconveniencing and I was frequently Chid from my singularity I made myself acquainted with tryon's manner, a preparing some of his dishes such as boiling potatoes or rice making hasty pudding and a few others, and then propose to my brother that if he would give me weekly half the money he paid for my board, I would board myself..
"benjamin o" Discussed on Harvard Classics
"Chapter two of the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this Lebron recording is in the public domain recording by seth paint. This bookish inclination at length determined my father to make me a printer though he already had one son James of that profession in seventeen seventeen, my brother James returned from England with the press and letters to set up his business in Boston I. Liked it much better than that of my father but still had a hankering for the sea to prevent the apprehended effect of such an inclination. My father was impatient to have be bound to my brother I stood out some time but at last was persuaded and signed the indenture is when I was yet twelve years old I was to serve as. An apprentice till I was twenty one years of age. Only I was to be allowed journey men's wages during the last year in a little time I made great proficiency in the business and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better books. An acquaintance with the apprentices of booksellers enabled me sometimes to borrow a small one, which I was careful to return soon and clean often I. Sat up in my room reading the greatest part of the night when the book was borrowed in the evening and to be returned early in the morning listed should be missed or wanted. And after some time and ingenious tradesman Mr Matthew Adams who had a pretty collection of books and who frequented are printing house took notice of me invited me to his library and very kindly lent me such books as I chose to read..
"benjamin o" Discussed on Homophilia
"Are. We good. Okay. I feel like I'm good. I'm recording. Yes, good as a good. Look good. Feel good. Guess. What's clear these debts right? That is clear. John Benjamin Hickey. Where are you right now? I am in East Hampton New York, but on. The other side of the tracks. I came out here about. I guess says six seven weeks ago now. and I have settled in here and you'll very fortunate to have been able to get the city We were talking earlier about the fact that I got sick with coded and spent. Three weeks in my apartment. battling it out by myself. Which is actually I preferred that I have the best superintendent in the world's in world, so he would go to my local diner and pick me up food and leave it outside the door every day and make sure I was okay. So I was able to kind of do it on my own and not make. Not Expose myself to anybody else. My partner was actually flying into town the day I got tested for La and his doctors dipper smart and said you know what I think. Maybe you shouldn't see each other I think you should you head out to the beach. so I I did the whole thing by myself. In retrospect, I was happy. Because the one thing I didn't want to do was. Make anybody else sick you now, of course of course. What's the General Easthampton Vibe? Our things closed down or people masked up oracle note. People are just you know behaving like animals. Don't you? Read The New York Post Act. Every third article in the New York Post APP is like the people in the Hamptons are the worst people in the world. You know it out for New York and It's it's very very quiet here. and. It's quiet in a way that. It usually is quiet. The Pre Memorial Day in the area I live in. so feels a little bit like normal here you go to the grocery store on every wear, masks and gloves, and they only let ten people in time. Kind of go about your normal life. So it feels. Yes like everything shut down, but It's a quiet life out here. Anyway it's when I go into the city and driven back in a couple of times to to pick up mail and stuff that I needed and the minute you hit like right before you get into the midtown tunnel, and you start seeing all the billboards that are like. Out Gated. And you pull into the city new turned down Lexington Avenue, and you look down Lexington and there's nobody on the streets. That's what you start to think. I'm in a will Smith SCIFI. Move! He were every Miam- Legend and A ghost town. Yeah, yeah, on your enact so it chance your question. It doesn't feel that different out here, but. Everyone says that after Memorial Day displaces, can kind of go crazy, because there are so many New Yorkers who have places out here? Who are just moving out here? Nobody's doing anything else to summer. Summerside staying of course. Of course, of course, so when you were alone in quarantine, what what was your? Day today, what were you? What were you watching or reading? That was keeping you company. I had the best friends in the world. we good question will I was saying to you guys that it hit me like A. Ton of bricks and like a freight train, a runaway train suddenly stopping dead in its tracks. Tested on May Twelfth, which is the day they shut Broadway down, and I was just about to make my Broadway directorial debut directing this revival of plaza suite. The Neil Simon play with Matthew Broderick Sarah. Jessica Parker, we've done a run in Boston. We're having invited dress that night, and it really was. That day was like end. The band play on it. We were all everybody was on stage in costume makeup lights running through the show. Like the you know the the orchestra, the titanic and knowing that the plug was going to get pull. The plug got poll I went to my doctors tested. and. Then got brutally sex, so there was a part of me that was. Relieved that the plug had been pulled on Broadway. Because I was like I have been able to go to see my fucking play anyway I was. Out of it but I. I watched so much TV, and the thing that I watched. That I've watched the second time. Have you guys seen this German show called? Babylon Berlin. Tell it's the best show on television. It may be the best thing I've ever seen. It's a German. produced show on. It's the most expensive show in the history of Europe and it shows. But that doesn't necessarily make good. This is good because it's good. And about a Berlin one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety eight Weimar Republic right before the Nazis to power in it's. A detective story it's sexy nightclub story in. It's absolutely extraordinary stunned. You guys don't know what you just giving you a great gift. hundred because there. How do I find it? It's on net flicks. And my huge advice that usually everybody knows, but Netflix has a funny way of making you. Wanting you to watch it up, but of course you don't want to watch your job. You WanNa Watch it in German with saw. It's three seasons I. Think there's about twenty five episodes. You're not going to believe how beautiful and sexy wonderful to to leads are These two German actors it. It's just a story of Berlin in Nineteen Twenty eight, and a were like my best friends, and I spent the whole two weeks with those guys watching that show, and then when I got well and finally got out to Long Island and met with my partner I made him watch. It and I watched the whole thing again. That's all my God the. I watched. That just has to such a perfect. Pairing with this is, there's a network here. I'm sure is a national network called me TV which runs Oi Zeroes in. Watched Walton's every day. I hadn't seen Walton soon as a kid, and it was such a bomb to my soul to my very sex soul. Because the Waltons get. The the. Moral order is always kind of semi restored to the universe by the end of that show, so watching the Waltons, they really they really got me through it and I started taping the show, and I just saw that it was on my dvr list, and I was like Oh haven't spent time with the Watson sits was really sick I, but that show his very well. You're probably all too young to remember the Waltons but oh absolutely remember the ones. That was a very big part of my childhood yeah. On. Your convalescence. You're watching things set in the depression, and in a country that is teetering on the brink of fascism. Absolutely. I don't exactly escapist. But there was. It's sort of like. They said the reason jaws was so popular was because. The country was going through such a shitty.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Homophilia
"Don't you just stare at yourself? If you're not a zoom meeting and you can see yourself. We'll right now just staring at you, my friend. Thank you bye I just mean that's the tendency that we all have. That is yeah. That is true. That is true I. I sat in on a book club last week and I found that I was looking myself the time. When that's what we what was the book? Here's my book. I was a guest a in a book club in Atlanta Georgia. They're reading Oh. Wow, social media and I was like yes. I do have the time to drop by meeting. That best, so maybe it myself because I, couldn't I? It was difficult for me to look at them in the face. Sure and it was. You were the star of the show. I mean. That's I love that because it's like gum. The sex in the city movie when Carey or the end of sex city carry is going to appear at a book club United Way, it doesn't matter. No, get high. Get all of it. How was asked myself it was it was it was lovely. It was really it was a lot of fun. It was a lot of fun. Bunch of fun Gals in, suburban Atlanta. Distant drink and Chardonnay. You, know some of them have teenage kids. Couple of those teenage kids have come out so that getting talk through that experience. was lovely. It was it was great. I am available for book. Clubs. Really is the message. I'd love to maybe get a snippet of that and play it as a segment or something you talking with the with clubbers had I only recorded but I do oh well. How are you? What's going on I'm good. We have a terrific episode this week. Oh my God the incomparable John Benjamin Hickey. I love this guy. I've been wanting to get him on the chauffeur. Years he is just a good dude, and so fascinating and recovering from cove. It at the time is Ripe Oak. That's right. We saw at the timely, little little earlier in quarantine and he's just. Such. A legend of East, Asian screen and endless stories and not afraid to spill the T. When did not afraid to reveal that he met Andy Cohen from a nine seven six line back in yeah, I appreciate that I am shame about that. I used to call those numbers my own self. You did what you had to do in nineteen, ninety-four. He's such a delight and I have been actually I've been str-. This is where I'm at during the day on my laptop. I'm binging the good wife. Season One late season one. And then at night Michael night together are watching the good fight, which is a spinoff set later in the future, so it's bid. These universes are colliding, but anyway timely John Benjamin does pop up in one or both shows and it's. Always loved to see him anyway. He's great he's. so this week. and. I've been meaning to check in with you and see how you're how you're recovering how you're processing. This was the week of Zach Ephron Dad Bud so house, right? How are you? It was so liberating just to see a real body represented on screen like that. You know, isn't that? Nice Yeah wrote that headline that this Zach Affronts Dad, but I need to see your bod, and I need to see your dad. Because I don't like that. He is so far out of orbit in both of those departments. Still Perfection And I have. Have you watched the show that there? This is about the disaster? I, mean the part of it. That was interesting to me I mean. I'm sure people know this, but we you know the. There is a before after picture out there and like New York Post. Headline About Zach F- Ron's quote unquote Dad Bod`ed, and of course his dad bought is still incredibly. Written. And muscular kind unattainable, just not as yes psychotically shredded as he was previously, but it is, it is, it is heartening to know that I. Think while filming this show Zaka. Franck got to Lake E carbs for the first time, and it was kind of a spiritual experience which incite of how to be for him yeah. yet. I haven't seen the show I will I. Am in my spare time. I am tearing through. Find Me. The. Call me by your name, which was given to me by you? It is absolutely terrific. I am I'm loving it I'm just it's it's. I'm so glad and I I will admit I have a habit and did not read it, but I just. Skipped ahead and I'd read some spoilers. I just wanted to know what happened with our guys. Okay, okay? I'm not I'm not all right. Okay, yeah it I. will say the the first three quarters. Take you in directions. You do not expect to go. But it's fantastic may and if you WANNA put a book club together around it. I'm down. speaking. Of Books Oh speaking of literature. We have been soliciting my first time slash. Flesh hunger stories. Just stories of you know. Our fumbling bumbling first, times. and someone set one in. That is not short now. I should remind listeners were were soliciting these things it's out. It sounds like we're collecting smut were not the is all about you know adolescence in uncertainty you can send in audio. You can send in text. You can do whatever you choose. DESCENDED INTO HOMOPHOBIA POD at G. MEAL DOT COM. That's right. Today's splash hunger story is a letter. It's a letter. Would Jump I. Will I'LL START I'll start, but I don't think it's. It's perhaps overwhelming to take on completely so I. Will I will I have skimmed at? Already can tell him in any the handed off to you okay I'm here for you, okay? Let's get into it. Hi, David Matt. I wanted to send in my first time. Slash Flesh, hunger, experience I do love that term so much by the way great soda, we. Despite being rather small conservative town, I came out in high school. Good on you. Being one becoming one of only two guys in the school who are openly gay after a very close call in which I nearly lost my virginity to a girl I realized that the relief I felt at her parents. Having come home was the answer I needed. In my long suffering. Am I gay debate. been there. like pretty much any American. School mind was stratified by cliques, typically claimed a specific territory as there's a learned early that befriending enough people in as many clicks as possible was a survival tactic that would allow me to get through my four years of high school, relatively unscathed tales. Tale as oldest time it also helped me ensure I always had the best scoops on the the school. Newspaper interesting is very naito to know. This is very andres argument. One morning I sat with some of my friends in a hallway that led from the cafeteria. Again will call Brad. Approaches US and nervously interrupts. He says hey. You're Mike Great. Can I talk to you privately? Matt, but you'd like to. I'll pick it up from there I thought it was strange, but I agreed and followed him outside to a remote area, hidden from view by a large PRA tube. Rinse in the wall. Don't would approach to prince is, but I can picture nego. What's up? I asked nervous about why he wanted so much privacy. I knew of him, but couldn't really say with any certainty that I knew him. Are You gay? He blurted out I was certain in that moment that I was going to get the shit beat out of me. He was easily much stronger than me. And we were outside of anyone who might end up passing by under pure coincidence, a nodded and brace myself instead of his fist. What can flying at my face was his lips. Pressed them to mind so fast. That I had no idea what to make of what was happening. I knew was that I had no idea how much one of those lips till they were touching my own by shock also left him an opening to French, so I ended up with his tongue in my mouth to French guessing not. The setup we were going to French class, but yeah, okay got it got it. Oh, okay, but I loved this. I wanted so much more, and I melted into every second of it I had never felt my heart thunder. The way it was doing in that moment there was no gravity. There was no school. There was no rough concrete, painfully pressing against my back and head out. There was only the line where our bodies pressed together. When the first bell rang, the kiss entered any gave me his number and asked me to call him after school. My friends waited on me to rejoin them and could see I was somewhat dazed. I only told them I'd have to explain everything later. It was the longest school day of my entire. Life Matthew. As it turns out. Brad lived walking distance from my house and he was a latchkey kid, and this meant that we often had to three unsupervised hours after school..
"benjamin o" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Today. Joining me now, first-class Class Father Benjamin. Watson, welcome to First-class Fatherhood. Man Thanks for having me. let's start right here. How many kids do you have? And how old are? Always on fatherhood we have seven children range from ages eleven down to identical twin boys that are about sixteen months, so we have eleven and ten year old girls, eight and seven year old boys, four year, old girl and identical twin boys that are like sixteen months, so we got a lot going on in the house. Credible, yeah! I got four kids myself and usually people look at me like I got four heads when I tell him that I. can only imagine what you get when you tell me yep seven we. We've heard it all. You know you guys have have TV and you. Know How that happens is like. Yes, we keep doing it. You know. Everybody has a small comment to make for sure what kind of. Sports activities are all the kids into. Right now, not much of anything with. Kobe my daughter, my oldest She does ballet's. She's been doing that for a long time. We've lived in several cities, but she always picks that up. So she's been doing that for years. My son, my oldest son, eight year old, has really in football He thinks he's a football player even though he hasn't really played it all. Kinda funny doesn't flag football. Mother daughters in a track. I mean we've got the gamut. The younger ones aren't into it as much yet, but you know I think they I think they will be at some point Bob. I just want them to. PLAY THEY WANNA play and I don't want them to feel an impression from me that after play they enjoy that that's the biggest thing. Not Feeling that they have to play, because daddy plays board. Because you know, everybody can go there and route. Yeah, I don't think one of the benefits. Today's the there's so many e. every sport has its own LE-. Give the kids a little taste of everything, and they could pick out pick and choose what they like. So I think that's pretty cool. Or you know it's important because you know quite honestly. We specialization now with a lot of parents do the temptation to do that. Really specialize at a early age. and. I think that it does benefit is to try a lot of different things. You never know what they're going to be good at. You. Never know what they. Will will try them. And you know and speaking with a lot of orthopedic doctors. They're starting to say that they see more more or the beating. Andrew's younger kids, which means that a lot of these kids are. Are you know getting overuse injuries that they really shouldn't be having at that age so not going outside and playing riding the bikes. Things good for my kids for now. Yeah well said if you could just take a second here to hit my listeners a little bit about your background and what you do. Look my background right now. Unemployed you know just playing a sixteen years of NFL football been married for fifteen years on Thursday actually July second. And that'll be fifteen years for us right now. kind of in a transition time of figuring out what's next. But about a father as I mentioned before for eleven years in really consider being A. Being husband my most important jobs. Yeah good stuff. And and so how old were you then Benjamin when you first became? A dad had to becoming a father kind of change your perspective on life. I daughter in two thousand nine. And I'm the oldest of six kids so i. Knew I never wanted to have six, so we just went from five to seven. We've and we never laid it on six and we want to have kids I met my wife at Georgia University of Georgia in College. We dated for several years and we always talked about having four kids. We got married waited. A few years started having kids when we had. We had four kids in literally four and a half years. And I knew I wanted to be a dad, but I was scared when we actually were pregnant with our first, and it changes your life. You know people talk about all the time. How who changed your life I think for me. Those obviously that sense of responsibility and responsibility of care of a baby or a family, but of understanding the role of. Influence that you have on the next generation, I mean it really is powerful a man. Thank you know when you sit in there. Holding your newborn child you're. You're looking in the face of places that you will never go to? Law Willing because they're gonNA outlast you. And how are you going to positively affect that child? What are you gonNA, teach him or her. What are you GonNa Pour into them. And! How are you going to do it? It can be very overwhelming, so I remember feeling overwhelmed. and I still feel that way in a different way now. But it really is a tremendous sense of joy as well because. These people look up to you and really need you. Yeah well, said I I couldn't agree more I. Love Being a Dad, and it's like especially I felt the same way first time becoming a dad, and then I felt felt that all them people that were telling me Oh. Just wait you just wait and then I felt like they were wrong. It was totally a great experience for me. Now I had three boys, and then we got girl on the fourth. Try this so otherwise. We may be catching up to you, but we got our girl on the fourth try. That's what I wanted. To ask my wife I was like look I. WanNa have four kids on a three boys and then little girl. I'm a blur. Take care of my little girl, and then I started off. You know two girls and I thought the world was indie. ended up number three hundred. Oh, I. Don't know if I should go for number three because I felt like as a guy wanted a boy, but now I tell you what. Got was favorable to us because he gave us those two girls I. because there is no way my boys will be able to handle and take care of the younger siblings in helpless the way our girls do seriously us. Oh I was proven wrong I'm glad that we had a first, but that's fine. Yes, exactly what I was hoping for the very beginning and you know what that helped us when we. We had our forth kid older.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"Day fighter but yet we should just make a lot of crappy movies women that I miss. Crappy MOMS Moonshot Weirdo eighties and nineties. Movies he just they're not gonNA sorry his old man talk but there's just so many small movies that were just really fucked up and weird and just not going to happen anymore. I don't think I don't think you're GONNA get a Pulitzer today. Well Book Smart Bookmarks Nine Smart Book. Smart bookmark I went. I went back and watched. I won't back and watch total recall recently and I was thinking like that's an example of the kind of movie that that I don't I like I'm not smart enough to say what it is about that movie. That is so weird that makes it so like except for seven right. Yes Paul Villanova. And it's the it's the one where Schwarzenegger gets the memory of the Mars vacation. Yeah it's it's so silly silly movie but also he so horny he's really warning ends like super super well executed but for like I. It's like there's a lot wrong with it but also taking a big swing i. I don't know it's like the like all. The marvel movies are on most senses. The much better movies than total recall. But they're also smooth paste. It's just it's like slurry of entertainment that I don't really remember like I remember every time that Arnold Schwarzenegger like killed someone with a chainsaw and our total recall. I don't remember any events in any marvel movie like say greatly like I was so excited by cats. We're to come out of the studio system and somehow nobody noticed that this was happening so many people had to make decision for this to be the way it is so many people had either affirmatively or passively say this is okay and just got moving through the pipeline. It's incredible like was high. We were all shouting and waving phones. Jennifer or Jennifer. Hudson was singing. It was the Snot all the SNOT. Gosh like she was a different movie and that was fine. The moment when rebel Wilson. Unzips what you thought was her for. That was long. Somebody had taken a phone in the theater and shot that and put it up like the Wiki that we're gonNA came out. I just watched it that loop that over I she eats the roaches and then she gets up and she does and I was like I. I don't know what I'm watching like. I wish they had done it with like they were just doing. Cats cats doing cat movements. But I know it's wholesale is like the choreography but still I would have liked to watch really good. Cgi cats instead of like the weird cat. People HYBRID LIKE HOUSE CATS. Son's house cats quite fully door. I mean I would be on board though it would be amazing. There should be more movies with cats. The shed Max if you got any progress on buying tiger have you looked into that anymore. Veronica was not well but the Tigers bad. Yeah I think I think actually yeah. There is another update it's welcome. I think a lot of people had this experience. I started watching tiger king in the first half hour of watching tiger king. I was like I should get a tiger. It's very attainable for me. Like because they're all talking about that you can go out and get one of these things for two thousand dollars and I was like well Shit. I can get a tiger and then the more you watch tiger king. I think it probably did a pretty good job convincing me. That wouldn't be a good thing for my lifestyle just because it's does not make assumptions. Oh you took it might take away was gonNA get tiger. I'm like that was really. I think a lot of people watch you start watching it and you watch all these people buying when you're looking at the tiger cubs and they're buying them and you're like man that would be. Maybe I should get a tiger. That'd be cool. That'd be a cool interesting thing about me if I had a tiger. Well I if tigers are only a couple thousand dollars slot them. I then downgraded to the sugar glider. Here's what happened with that. It Veronica's not a fan sweet. Little Sugar Glider Name Potato. Cute can no they make sound? That's very upsetting to the Senate hacking hacking cry. Oh and they're nocturnal. So they make the sound all night. I mean that's basically a cat that flies at the baby. And then also the other thing is they they. I was thinking that it would eat berries. Sort of adorable. Like maybe I'd feed it like raspberries they eat grubs and worms and cockroaches and things like that and so Veronica pointed that out. She's like are you going to get the live critters and feed the sugar glider? The by pets your pets. Yes exactly I was like and I was like well. No and I was like. Would you do that? And she's like I don't want it to begin with so I just kept it downstairs. You keep it downstairs potato could just live in your studio. I would still need to have a special container of grubs defeat Chicago in the forceps in that I have to feed the sugar glider. The Oh Max when we feed our bearded Dragon Horn worm. He so cute because we feel it's so cute. You should get that get something you can feed that just moved for the Kerry satisfying well. And when you get something like feeding alive grub to a bearded dragon. There's just something about it. That's very dark and satisfying because they just are still at peace than so happy and just seeing them like rip it apart and it's like oh I just end. I helped end a life but they seem cool. This is actually is actually extremely dark. A Deli -tainer. This is so fucked up. I freely admit this is super fucked up. You get a deli -tainer. It's got holes in the LID. The LID is taped on because the LID. Let me get this right yeah. The LID is actually going to be sort of the floor. So when you turn it over. So what would be the bottom of the bill? Tanner is this gross light brown rudimentary paste. There's a ladder. And there's twenty five tiny horn worms on the little ladder. And they climb up there and they eat the rudimentary paste and shit down into the LID. And then sometimes you and in this Lacob you just keep in the closet and let me leave Yes yes you will soon grow row quite quite rotund giant comedy tweezers. You grab them and then you feed them to another animal. It's fucked up. I'm not I'm not like I haven't I thought about it a lot but I'm not one hundred percent. Sure that the sugar gliders deserves to live more than the GRUB I mean. That's like you're doing. That's a very confident moral calculus if you're fattening up the grubs to feed the sugar glider he feed the GRUBS you've for sure decided that the sugar glider is more important than the GRUBS and. I'm not sure I'm not that sure about Pat. Who only ever had like as an adult?.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"There isn't. There's not really a new Roger. Ebert is there. I was thinking about like isn't it? Isn't it a good feeling when you sometimes I'll go watch a movie like I will watch for the first time an older movie and then after it's done and I'm thinking about it I will realize? Ooh There's probably a evert review of this movie of it. Yeah exactly and I can. I can go get the correct opinion about this film. Like forget what I think like. What's the right thing to think about it man? There isn't really. There's not really. A new criticism is not in the in the does not occupy the same place in our culture. I guess you know he had. He had a handful of famous. Takes the did not age. Well they were. Kinda lame at the time and did not age. Well but are we GONNA cancel. Roger Ebert canceled. No but like you know. This is taken video games was a little bit silly even by my standards but pretty. I mean he was such he had such an against an is such an ear for recognizing something that needed to be written about. And that's that's such a gift that we don't even realize how few people have that really well just is of course the all the way down to like his stuff like fruit card and all the cliches and movies and like I think. I think you're right. Max I don't know who I don't know who Ebert is now. Criticism is another thing. That's sort of suffered in journalism. Used to have like. Oh like yours all kinds of people reviewing stuff and now I'm like I don't where where's the there's so much content but where's all the criticism but maybe there's sound yes? Absolutely people are looking. I think people often just looking for an advocate. They're looking for somebody. Like I mean not not to be Brodry Everett here but like if mostly what's out? There are the blockbusters that can get created the tent pole ten movies a year for a studio or whatever I mean. What are you really? I think vendors endgame was okay like it was. It was a good movie. It's fun movie. It's cool but like I don't know what what do you have to say about that? It's not ultimately about either the medium medium or on how fans act about like. What is there to say? He looked good. That guy from no country it was really good as the purple man. What he what do you say about it versus you? Look at a show like a podcast called the watch the or even like the the just instills podcast with Tim. Goodman which recently ended he good time TV talk machine but in about the medium or the way that like the show upgrade has become increasingly about you know streaming media. That's a more interesting conversation in some ways than how the purple man did in the movie. I think that's why a lot of critics are struggling because people react. They don't just react to media differently. They're consuming it in completely different ways so the reaction is different based on like I mean. I don't know if people are watching tiger king for the first time this moment are freaking out as much as we all did like how much of that is. Like guys thing is are. We just excited to watch something together again. Like because game of thrones was a year ago so now we don't watch anything at the same time and there's really I'm kind of going back through births old stuff because I'm such a nerd. But like he wrote an amazing thing about babe pig in the city to babe pig in the city. See even butch butchered has had lime. Wow butchered semantic. Oh and I mean. We were all in the movie theater watching Bay big big in the city. And it's I mean I'm sure Emily Nussbaum is I think. She talked about this in her new book. Like at the end of it. But it's like we are at a time where we don't even know what media is we should critique lake. Are we going to talk about you? Alexandra the story you wrote about trump or the fact that trump featured it or the White House featured in a press release as news like the onions are just. There's just too much and then your eyes start to water and you girl up into will little ball and hide under your desk the lyrics that I want set that to music I I found the amazing Ebert quote. I liked babe for all the usual reasons but I like babe pig in the city more and not for any of any of the usual reasons because here is a movie. Utter utterly bereft of usual reasons and like this is so beautiful. There was George Miller. Right you're Llosa neck period. Two fast two furious adrift his logger. I it's the they've just gotten they just got up to the podcast of a lot. Check has been doing Miller movies. And it's been just just terrific and you look at what that guy did. And just the the boldness of him like this movie. Basically I made a comic book of what the movie is Doesn't really have a script. Something's GonNa Happen. Act Like you're looking at flames over here. Also these guys were pulls spicy cars. Oh and by the way toe cutter from the I max movie. He's back but now but now he's a man with some kind of problem and bottlecaps showing up for that or be like Zoe Kravitz. Okay firefighter so much that saw it and then I just turn back around and went into the theater and saw it again like I really loved it. I had the same experience. Might my we were visiting with my wife's family so they were watching our daughter who is really young. At the time we had a date night I was like.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Do By Friday
"About your your lady. You'RE A lady. Your Middle Finger is longer than your third finger. Then you're more likely to die of colonel or less. I can't remember state depends where you start counting. I guess yea from the measure from the baser or I started the taint it has to do something with testosterone. Oh always start from the balls. Otherwise it doesn't count for the balls doesn't count. That's that's yeah in these troubled times. I think I'm about nine hands tall. If I was a horse I'd be a kings arm. Yeah Kings Really. Make them happen again. As a unit of measurement. Is it like a Cuban? Yeah it's basically. Yeah so this is not I am not. This is not what would that. No I thought I thought it was elbow Max. Maximum about measurements. What's the cubit beats me you know about? Arc's I probably I. It was probably one of those things I had to learn Hebrew school. I think what is a cubit? What Cube it? Let's learn about Cuba. It's yeah I with you Anderson you're saying instead of having to equal to the length of a four kings arm accumulated equal the length of a forum. This is a cubit so instead of having some globalist one gram unit that sitting under a Bell Jar in France. Let's pay savannah change ally but it didn't have with the space shuttle where they messed up. Alexander's and their famous. Sorry Alex Cox isn't their famous story about them messing up a SPEC for something on the space shuttle where one group had it in metric and the other headed imperial or something. I are we talking about this. The challenger the sad rubberband story. Or I don't know why you think I know about spaceships space person with that haircut. I do and I'm really not space night and you thought about. Have you thought about becoming a nut? Have you thought about becoming like a civil war buff or maybe like like a pop? Science can turns out person. You think he'd enjoy Shankar. Vidana would you like to become a turns out person? What do you aspire to be? Yeah I well there's also different genres of turns out people. Now there's a Merlin turns out where it's like. You know how you should completely clean out your inbox that I definitely said exactly that ten years ago well actually and Malcolm glad well like And there's me I guess which is like an imperial furio says slash teenage military boy type of luck. Where I'm like I know a metric. Your metric furious cornered the market on something where it's nobody knows about it but it's easy to know about which I think are the to. Nobody knows about things because they're difficult to know about it. So I tried to become Benjamin Harrison expert for this very purpose and appeared in a documentary about him. But the trouble is like. There's not a lot to know about him but I still don't fully know most of it so they had like one line. I'd like I'd really into a custom windbreaker with Benjamin Harrison on it and I asked credited as Benjamin Harrison busiest appear to live. Yeah he was married. And that's it off but I have two things that I think are facts that I know about him. One of which is that he was twenty third. President actually three six three six. He was twenty two president Clinton and his family and he was called the pious moonlight dude when he went courting. And that's it that property investor protection. Okay that's GonNa Benjamin Harrison fact but yeah. I didn't know any of those things. So that's the log line. Now he's different from William Henry Harrison. The President I believe I believe Benjamin Harrison is the only president from Indiana Immune because we go to Indianapolis for for Gaming Convention every year? And there's unusual and there's an unusual amount of Benjamin Harrison sort of plaques and memorabilia so I've sort of extrapolated from that he's got to be the only if they had a better president than you'd see more middle. The Predator like to be called the general my you rape stone in his house. They have an impersonator like they really go for. Benjamin you can three D. landed in plastic. 'cause they have a free template online? The Benjamin Harrison historical site is really trying to make inroads the future. Good for them. Oh my gosh for going to do it why not lean into it really? What did he do and during his Presidency Olive? The Sherman Antitrust Act. I think during him but I could be wrong about it if you did a lot of the stuff with National Park. The Teddy Roosevelt gets credit for okay. Oh Teddy still valor. In that case Gave some lectures about how women might get vote soon. So here's some stuff. They should know about civic duty. I think was the reply. Get teammate try to help again. He was explained. Splaine guys always doing. This is how you punch the card you know and I think we all could use a little bit of that now like this is how you put on the stamp. This is the voter fraud. That's going to happen right. Oh you Alexandra you seem to not live your life on twitter. But you're very good on twitter. I and there was the wonderful Cova. Did know what was it. A Cova or a vote thing that twitter called trump out. Oh yeah it was coding thing. He's like it had. The mods spoke for the first time. Somebody somebody caught. Somebody called the lifeguard normal person on the on a forum where people were like. I modified this recipe and it didn't work out for me. Like just think how much the MAS would be fed up with their by now they just feel like this guy again like you can't believe it's weird like this is the first time and not like. Oh you know coming. Let's remember our Second Amendment folks. I hope they show up at this event and are you accused of Joe. Scarborough of like murdering an intern. Weekly thing like everyone was like no..
"benjamin o" Discussed on Kingpins
"This is kingpins. Apar- cast original. I'm Alistair and I'm kate every day in May we're featuring a quote by an iconic crime figure teaching us in their own words what it takes to survive in the underworld today. We're taking a look at a quotes from Benjamin Lefty Ruggiero. Ruggiero was a notorious thug and is thought to have murdered twenty six people during his thirty years working for the New York via with reputation as a loyal soldier for the banana family. It's hardly shocking. That he wants said a little violence never heard anyone. This catchy Zinger is attributed to reject Rogelio in the memoirs of former FBI agent. Joseph pistone. Who spent time in deep cover with the mafia hosing as a jewel thief named Donnie Brasco? Pistone had convinced Ribero to bring him into the banana crime family. Soon after they met in the early nineteen seventy s. Ruggieri's relationship with the man he knew as Donnie BRASCO began to blur the lines. Between professional and personal to lefty Rasco was a close friend. And protege someone. He could pass on his wealth of racketeering experience to Roscoe run the bookmaking business and he often dined at rose home with his family. In the Mafia the divide between friend and colleague is inherently muddy to bring a new member into the family is to vouch for them by opening the door to the banana organization. Lefty had staked his life on brass goes loyalty. Which means that if things went sideways both of their lives would be forfeit. A career spent dealing in these life and death. Absolutes may have walked reg- aero's comprehension of violence to him. Aggression was a form of currency something to be bonded and sold and as a racketeer. Bloodshed was a key part of the business model without the threat of violence. His Marx would have less incentive to open their wallets. Of course those threats had to have true weight behind them which is where. Aero's reputation came into play during his criminal career. He murdered twenty-six people either to serve his own interests or those of the people paying him when the occasion called for it he reached for his two pistols one for each hand. Earning him his other nickname to guns. According to pistone regierung may have had a reputation as a killer but in his everyday life he didn't often resort to violence to him. It seemed bloodshed was a business transaction. And if that upset You well. That wasn't his problem. What was his problem was Donnie BRASCO agent? Stones initial assignment was a six month. Sting to gather information about truck hijacking but eventually it grew into almost five years of working undercover gathering Intel on Jero and his associates in the banana family when his superiors finally ordered an end to the operation. In July of Nineteen eighty-one they visited the head of the crew. Sonny black in person to tell him the truth about brass goes identity for the mistake of allowing an FBI agent to infiltrate the Mafia sonny black was murdered and had his hands cut off by his fellow mobsters. It was a fate that was meant to await lefty Jero as well but he was arrested and held in custody by the FBI for his own protection and for the protection of their undercover agent at reject rose trial prosecutors revealed that he had made a concerted effort to find and kill agent pistone wants his betrayal was revealed but he never got the chance. The evidence pistone had collected led to over one hundred convictions including Gyros ironically for a man whose business was governed by murder kindness to someone. He took a friend had been his undoing in the end regierung might not have seen the in little violence but he certainly felt the painful sting of betrayal..
"benjamin o" Discussed on VINTAGE Podcast
"Consulting Room with two people in it one of them is talking. The other one is listening. Both of them need help Hello and welcome back to the vintage. PODCAST with me. Lena norm today. We'll walking walking the very fine line between fiction and nonfiction with AK Benjamin's book. Let me not be mad. It's an immersive provocative investigation of madness cygnus And I absolutely loved reading it so I really wanted to introduce you to Aka Benjamin Wilson and his Alastair and his incredible work throughout his life. Allison ESTA has found himself drawn to extreme behavior as a screenwriter a monk a counselor addicts a support worker for gang members and ultimately a clinical neuropsychologist. His.
"benjamin o" Discussed on Listen Money Matters
"And we're back. Let's talk about some more Benji Frank. This is probably my favorite Benjamin Franklin thing ever. Yeah. It is. It's been so valuable to me one. It has worked the when I lose it. I'm useless mess. Couldn't agree with you more about me. Yeah. Means being a great thing. And being a good thing. And and there is an and I think we'll we have to include a either a link to this or something in the show notes there. He he literally mapped out his day. And he has a solid routinely does every day. And I'm sure, you know, I know myself, I am a we're all creatures of habit. I literally know how your morning works because you've explained it to me multiple times. And I have a similar like robotic routine that I go through it wasn't like I crafted this wasn't like I was like, oh, I need to do these things in this order, you know, like the morning routine phenomenon that's out there on you read, any medium post, or whatever fuck all that ultimate x stuff. Like if you have to check a box when you brush your teeth. I think I've gone too far. You miss the signs. Yeah. You missed your turn off. Yeah. You must be exit. But but routine is there's bliss in routine, and I think routine is meditation. You know, there is so, you know, people talk about like hacking your mind, body, whatever I think the or the only true hack that I have found is routines. And like, I relate it to the fact that I could have a full conversation. Chew gum, do whatever. While I tie my shoes because I don't I literally do not use my brain to do this. And whenever you can put something in your life into autopilot like that like it's like a cheat code. Yeah. So there's this thing that he drew it starts from five AM and ends at four AM. So it's a whole full twenty four hours, and he has a broken down to these boxes and in the morning. He asked himself what good shall I do this day? Just such a, you know, sixty. And century thing to do or what is it seventeenth eighteenth century in the do in the evening? He asked what good have I done today? Which is great. So that's. Reflects. Yep. Great pre mortem postmortem love it. Okay. So the first thing he does at fuck and five AM right reading this. Right. Yeah. Okay. So I mean, hey. This time net flicks. So he went to bed early, of course. And I don't know what time he went. He went to sleep when the sun went down. Yeah. And what's interesting is he doesn't sleep that long. If you look at this. But anyway, he rises washes addresses and address power fhu powerful goodness in imprint arena. Italics contrived as business and take the resolution the resolution of the day. All right. Prosecute the present study and breakfast. It's basically that's hours in the morning five to seven. So he cleans himself eats thinks about what he's gonna do. Yeah. Does something like weird bent BJ? Bef shit. Shit. It'd be part of it. I don't know. Yeah. Then from then jamming he's been jamming. All right. And then from. It looks like about eight till eleven he works..
"benjamin o" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"And if that did, I am sure that has nut obeyed it. God creature grabbed a bullet and chased Benjamin out of the meeting. Wow, what am I mean? How does a whip cut through a sack. I have. We could find that out by bag in England. The culture, two weeks meeting was still trying to get Benjamin banished from the Quakers. Wow. So they've moved on. Case, they're not scorned or anything. They had made an official complaint to the Essex quarterly meeting. The cwm ruled Benjamin was not a proper member of the meeting and should not have been given a joint certificate to go to Philadelphia. But the CNN did not give two shits. They still sent a copy of the joint sniff, get to the Philadelphia women's meeting which have requested. Okay. So see is just like not playing ball? No. Fuck off a little section. CDW wanna Benjamin to suffer. They wrote a letter quote to friends in Philadelphia or elsewhere in America concerning the irregular certificate. Benjamin lay had from Colchester monthly meeting. They pushed Philadelphia to write and send their own letter to anywhere that Benjamin might settle down. Okay. So they're just like, this is an AP base AB scorched earth, right? This is like he's on the ten most FBI wanted list right quicker. Leased wanted list. Both of these. Both of the letters ended up in the hands of church leader, Robert Jordan, junior, a slave holder who fucking hated Benjamin well, March seventeenth, thirty four. The lays moved eight miles north to Abington. At this point, Benjamin was well known in Philadelphia quote, the name of the celebrated Christian philosopher was familiar to every man woman and nearly every child in Pennsylvania. His antics got attention and his protests written up in the press. He's making noise right. Delays built a home home, although from the scripture in that was in the Philadelphia Enquirer I can't imagine what they must try to keep it pretty meager. Not that great. Right quote, the still just sacks, oh, it's worse on the slope of the hill. He had his cave, what It it is. just as well as one for his wife, the roof of wick. And so they had like sort of Dick Van Dyke couples beds, but caves as sort of like, all right, fires out the roof of which he covered with fat straws and limbs of trees spring near the cave. He at forts. Yeah, basically the spring near the cave. He walled up for his house while use and near the cave. He planted for black walnut trees which marked the place for many years, lay lived entirely upon vegetable and grain diet and.