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A highlight from The Lord Of The Rings Verus The Rings Of Power
"What's happening world? I'm your host The Wizard of Woz, Benji Wozniak, and this week me and Kara are going to switch up and I'm going to be lead mic and we have special guest Dorvins who was on before. He's the movie producer. So what we're going to talk about this week is everything Lord of the Rings. Dorvins has a certain thing he wants to start out with so Dorvins take it away. Okay, so I think that the Rings of Power is utter and total garbage. It's the most generic thing on the face of the planet. It doesn't do anything in terms of inspiring you or providing anything of interest when it comes to the genre of fantasy. Which again, we all understand that Tolkien has had a very large mark on the fantasy genre. So the fact that this show based off of his material is so generic and so bland and so devoid of life is actually an achievement for Amazon Studios to achieve. Because they've sucked any kind of individuality out of this show. That's sort of what I think about the Rings of Power to start off with. Ben? Okay, so I actually thought the season one was just, it was okay. It was good. I mean, you needed to have this descriptive situation of the different races and how the Rings came about and the building of Sauron. And you needed this to continue like the first six movies. So you go back in time to figure out how this all came about, how he tricked humans, dwarves and elves to wear the rings and basically come under his manipulation. So I thought it was okay. I just think that it was a decent beginning. It was a season one. So basically you're looking at the introductions, the tellings of the tales. So yeah, it wasn't jumping off the screen like, Oh my God, this is amazing. But it was good enough to get to season two. Okay, look, Ben, this is not really the best kind of selling point you're trying to do here. You're saying that we would have to watch, what is it, eight hours of this show to get to the good stuff in season two? I mean, that's just not, I mean, most people are not going to commit that much time just for the hope or the possibility that the later seasons are going to be better. Like, no one's going to be doing that. And I mean, again, another show that released during the same period is set in a fantasy world with medieval culture and society as its backdrop, right? House of the Dragon had the same kind of issues. And you could probably say more issues leading into its release than the Rings of Power did because House of the Dragon was coming off of the heels of horrible finales for that entire series because season seven and season eight were not the best seasons of that entire show. And there is a large portion of the fan base was not happy how the show ended. House of the Dragon had an uphill battle. But I would say that House of the Dragon did a better job of introducing characters, giving you compelling drama, giving you incredible backdrops to layer on the scenes and just everything you would want in terms of good storytelling, visual storytelling, right? Because in the Rings of Power, besides all the other crap that they were doing, they were doing a lot of telling you rather than showing you what this show was supposed to be about. Because aesthetically, the show looked like a bunch of video game cut scenes and not that great cut scenes either. It just looked like it was just a hoshposh of a bunch of different elements and things put into one show to make it seem epic or to make it seem like it's that it has more gravitas than it does. Now, for me personally, I'm more of a Middle Earth fan than I am a Westeros fan personally. But when you compare House of the Dragon and the Rings of Power, honestly, there's just no comparing the two because House of the Dragon beats it wholeheartedly. Now, on another hand, what Rings of Power tried to do in order to hold on to the meagre viewers that it had towards the end of it is that the show constantly tried to mirror certain scenes and certain moments in the original trilogy and did it poorly. Now, there is a number of scenes that I can list here, right? But the things that are coming to mind initially is the things like with Isildur essentially having a voice in his head when we first meet him, sort of alluding to how, you know, the ring is whispering to him and trying to get him to do things that he doesn't want to do. And there's just a whole bunch of other things littered throughout the series that do that constantly where it's like, ooh, let me dangle this Easter egg or this moment that you're familiar with from the original trilogy without giving you anything of actual substance. It's like junk food, and it's not even that great junk food. It's bad junk food. That's essentially what the show is. No, it did. I think a lot of it was them thinking, all right, you should know who these people are already. Like by watching the other trilogies, you should know who Gladriel is. You should know who Sauron is. You should know who Gandalf. You should know these characters. I mean, Gandalf, of course, they haven't actually said it's Gandalf, but it's Gandalf. Right. But this is the thing. Even though this is a popular IP, a lot of the point of the show is to introduce this to either a newer generation of viewers to this particular show or this particular world, and also to appeal to anyone else who isn't familiar with the story itself. You're trying to get newer viewers because you know, I mean, they spent all this money to acquire the rights to this popular IP. So they know that those particular people are going to be almost guaranteed viewers to this, at least the first episode. Right. So the whole appeal is to attract new viewers because that's the same thing that Game of Thrones did when it came out. It didn't just rely on the core fan base of the books. It also had to attract outside viewers and spectators to the show. That's what made it a very popular show at the time. So the same principle applies to the Rings of Power. They can't sit there and assume that everyone knows what this particular show and what this particular series is about. There isn't a single IP out there that has that kind of totality appeal to everyone. You can say that there's probably a number of them, and I would say the Lord of the Rings is probably one of them, where it's like there's a mass appeal, as in there's a lot of people who know sort of what the story is about -ish. But going into the show, assuming that your viewers know what you're talking about, especially if you're trying to get newer viewers and newer subscribers to your subscription service, then you have to do the work of making sure that you cover those bases. Because I know it's shocking, but there are people out there who have no idea what the story of the Lord of the Rings is. And again, the show made it so obvious it hurts when it comes to the things like with the wizard that fell from the sky. Because again, we all know he's a wizard, okay? Whether he's Gandalf or not, or if he's some blue wizard, we all understand that he is most likely a wizard because he's coming off like a wizard. He has a beard, he has a like, I'm the old wise person, right? Even though he has amnesia or whatever. That stuff is totally obvious. And the other thing that's also obvious is how much we all knew that Howard Brand was Sauron. They made that so abundantly clear from the get -go, it hurt. It was like, you don't need to slap us that hard with that piece of information. At least make us work for it. Because everything with him coincidentally meeting Galadriel in the middle of the ocean, when they arrived in Numenor, him walking by a blacksmith area and you see the suspicious music playing in the background as he passes that. Because we all know that Sauron is very skilled in the art of crafts and craft making, obviously, because he did the ring. So when we see him pass by there, we're like, okay, now I can put two and two together. What you're trying to do with this guy? Either he is Sauron or he is a very close associate of Sauron. Someone we're very familiar with, right? So those kind of things were very, very obvious. Even if you don't know anything about the story of the Lord of the Rings in general, you know that this guy is most likely either not who he claims to be and is either going to be evil or is going to be turned into evil. But we know that he's going to go down a dark path. Like that was clear and obvious as anything could ever be. So that wasn't an issue. And oh man, and I blame you for this, Ben, because I had to watch the show again and I watched it on double speed and it did not help. But oh my God, the show felt like it went on forever. Everything just felt a sludgy mess that I had to crawl my way out of just to get out and away from a scene. It just took forever for anything to happen. And as an audience member, you should not be feeling that, especially with a story this familiar. You shouldn't have to feel like you're wasting your time in your life watching the show because things just did not happen. And I watched it again at double speed and it did not help. Well, I mean, of course it helped because I got through the episodes quicker, but it still felt longer than it should be. And that's just May I ask, it sounds like this series is chalked up to a lot of like poor writing and adapting from the original source material. Do you find if there was a different team behind it, it would have been better? Or do you think that these this story this prequel story that they're trying to tell is so lackluster that it doesn't matter? Honestly, it's going to sound like a bit of a cop out, but I think it's a little bit of both because the production itself had a lot of issues behind the scenes with a bunch of different creatives going in and out of the project. And usually when things like that happen, especially in big budget productions, it's generally going to harm the continuity of the story being told. There were so many people who either were let go or decided to move on because they can kind of sense and feel that the show that they're trying to tell isn't going to be faithful to the source material. And again, for me, I'm not like super hardcore about being super faithful to the source material. I'd like it to be as close as possible because generally you would tell a better story because we can see this mirrored again. I'm going to keep bringing up Game of Thrones as an example of this. Right. People notice that the better seasons of the show was when George RR Martin was involved in the show. Right. Because, again, he is also involved in the first season of House of the Dragon. Right. And it made a difference because you're sticking closer to the story of the creator of this world. Now, are we all realistically expecting them to do everything verbatim? The original trilogy didn't do that. It didn't do everything verbatim. But you get the initial story and the themes, the plot, the characters, all of those key things were intact for the most part. That's what's going to keep the attention of those who are fans of the books and will keep the attention of those who know nothing about this world that they're trying to create. With their production of this popular IP, they're going to put their own spin on it. Right. Now, people are going to be more open to the spin if it stays faithful to the core idea and principles of the story being told. Because if they don't, then why even buy the property and try and make a show out of it? If you're just going to change it into something else, it kind of defeats the purpose of what's happening here. In short, yes. I think it's both. Do you have any thoughts about that then? So I see what you're saying. I really do. I've heard numerous things about the production of this movie, this show. I heard that it was thrown together because a lot of people were saying that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series was basically predominantly a white, non -female lead. They were like, oh, everybody in there is white. Everybody in there, the leads are women. So we're going to do this thing where it's going to hit that demographic of viewers. And I see what you're saying. It was thrown around and then other people jumped in and out. And I think they might have had a vision at first of how they wanted to do it. And then they felt pressured with all these things thrown at them. Like, well, wait a minute. We have to hit this demographic of people, this demographic of people. And it kind of got away from the original story, whereas they're more focused on like, let's have, you know, Gladriel is the star and then let's have this elf as the star. And you don't really know who's the star because it just bounces back and forth about who's the lead in this series. Of course it's Gladriel, but it didn't seem like it because I was more interested in the elf story than I was in hers, if that makes any sense. You know, like him being a ranger and being stuck on the plane, having to watch over Mordor and wait for the coming of the evil and, you know, watching the people that were Sauron's minions. Basically, they were people that fought with Sauron. So he had to watch them, but he ended up falling in love with the girl and the people. And then the people end up basically doing exactly what they thought they were going to do and go to Sauron's side. So I just thought that that was more of a story I was more interested in than Gladriel's brother dying and her wanting vengeance. And they kind of made her out to be like this not nice person I couldn't get behind. I was like, oh, you know, she's kind of like whiny, complaining. And she was supposed to be like this general of like the elves and like this really great leader. And then all of a sudden they get her like by herself and she's just like kind of wishy washy. OK. OK. Finally, there's something we can agree on, because I think that the portrayal of Gladriel was just it felt nothing like the original character. She wasn't ethereal. She didn't command the room when she walked into it. She was very bland and boring and very whiny, very entitled to think. The thing that I keep going back to and keep thinking about is how in the very same time period, House of the Dragon came out. They had similar issues where they were, you know, changing the ethnicities or the backgrounds of certain characters, right? Generally, people stopped caring about any of that kind of stuff, because, again, when you make drastic changes like that, they have to be justified. You can't just do it because you want to please a certain section of the audience. So House of the Dragon faced the same issues as the Rings of Power in a lot of ways. They managed to deal with those issues in a captivating and interesting way for the viewer, because who was it? The Valyrian? I forget his name, but his character was changed, right? It only added to the story because it made it very clear that Rhaenys, Rhaenys, Rhaena, Rhaenys, whichever one of the Rs, the daughter of the king, it made it even more clear to the people of Westeros that she had been unfaithful to her husband, right? Because she's about to be the queen of the Seven Kingdoms when her father dies, right? So it was an interesting addition. It made the plot and the themes that they were going for in the series a little bit more compelling and a little bit more clear for the characters within the show and for, of course, us watching the show. So it added to the story is what I'm trying to get, is the point I'm trying to get at here, right? Those changes to the story add something to the story. They don't just exist for existency. When you make certain changes like that in a story that are superficial changes, people are going to notice and people are going to be reacting to that because you're changing the story, A, and the changes that you're making to the story aren't really enhancing the story you're trying to tell. So naturally, people are going to be angry about that, because if you're not going to tell the story that you purchased all this money to tell, then when you make changes that do not work, just be ready for criticism. So, yeah, I mean, that's essentially what I have to say about that. And the thing is, is that all of these points that we're talking about, we only start seeing these things and start noticing these things and start nitpicking at these things when the story that is being told is not engaging. If your story isn't engaging, then you're doing something fundamentally wrong, especially if you have this ginormous budget at your disposal. If you're going to ask questions like, what's wrong with you? And where's the leadership in this thing? No, as a reader of the books, I see where you're coming from. I do. I see how they're supposed to be portrayed and how they were portrayed in the show. So as far as my take on the Fellowship of the Rings, so for me, I didn't like it. I know everybody's shocked at this. I didn't like it. I just I didn't like it. And I think there's a part of me that didn't like it because I was ruined on the Fellowship of the Rings years and years before when I went and watched this awful, awful Lord of the Rings movie where they had like it was animation and animation, like the screen in the background where they have the people walking behind it. So it just ruined me for this. And then there was a part in the Fellowship of the Rings where Frodo dances and it looked just like that part from the from the fellow the Lord of the Rings movie I saw. And then after that, I just couldn't get into it. I was like, I just can't. I just can't get into this movie because it seemed like they followed suit to that. And if you watch the Lord of the Rings cartoon that I'm talking about, Frodo looks exactly like the character he is now. So it was like they took the the cartoon person and they pictured someone to do it, Elijah Wood, and they just were like here. And they made him look exactly like they did on the cartoon. And it just it just ruined it. OK, I'm going to I'm going to do some pushback on this because I don't really see what you're talking about when it comes to Frodo looking like the animation animation cartoon. Although I will agree that Peter Jackson himself said this, that he was inspired by that film, can actually see certain scenes that he sort of expanded on in the trilogy itself. But to say that Elijah Wood looks like that cartoon, I just don't see the comparison there. Listen, he looks exactly like him down to the hair. If you Google him, if you Google him, you'll be like, oh, I see what you're talking about. He looks just like Elijah Wood. You know, I'm going to have you talk. Yes. So for me, the comparison doesn't hit all that well. I mean, obviously it's the same character being portrayed, but I would definitely think that Elijah Wood's Frodo was definitely much better than the animated version. Because, again, I can obviously understand the similarities in terms of some of the scenes you might see. And because I was watching them back to back, not back to back, but at the same time, you can kind of see the similarities in the scene structures. But yeah, I just I don't see when you say that Frodo is essentially like, I don't know, like a carbon copy of the animation version. I just don't I don't see that. I'm talking about the look, the hair, the dress. I thought it was like he just looked and said, all right, I'm going to get this guy to look just like this character from the from the cartoon and I'm going to put him in the lead. Fine. Let's just say that you're right about that. That the look is what is putting you off to the character, which I don't get because I would still look at the performance of the actor and the performance that he has in totality in the entire series and base my opinion off of that. But I'm just thinking, where's your criticism of that when it comes to the rings of power? I mean, every characterization down to how they're dressed, how they look was completely different from what we understand of the characters in the source material in the legendarium. They are literally night and day comparisons. So I don't get Elijah Wood's Frodo in the trilogy is comparable. Well, OK, I guess on the look fine, but I don't get how that is a major hindrance to to the Fellowship of the Ring. It's like, where's the criticism about how the elves are portrayed in the series? Galadriel, for instance, why is she not a ethereal? Why doesn't she feel like a being from another world? Why isn't she six foot? Why is it that the Numenoreans and their armor looks like it's some 3D printed crap attached to them? It's like, where's the criticism about that? Instead, you're going back and criticizing what I would almost say is a near perfect. It's probably going to be the best version of that trilogy that we get going back to the original trilogy and criticizing those minor, minute things. You know, these kind of criticisms I would have about the rings of power, mainly because their story isn't all that interesting. So I would go around nitpicking all this stuff because there is anything of interest in the story that's being told. So, of course, I would go back and nitpick on that. But with a near perfect adaptation of the series, the best around hands down, I find it hard to go back and criticize a manimation cartoon that came out in the late 80s or whatever and try and compare that to the to Elijah Wood's performance.
Ben DiFrancesco: Umbra Privacy Preserving Token Transfers
"Clever and today I'm speaking with Benji Francesco is the CEO of scope lift and queen of ambra, a privacy layer for eth, based token transfers. Ben, if the territory of muon. Yeah, thank you so much for having me. I really appreciate it excited to chop. Quit. So I think the very the very PFS question here is tell us about yourself. Who are you? How did you get into this space? And is it true you are originally in aerospace engineer? Yeah, sure, absolutely. Yes, I am originally in aerospace engineers. So believe it or not, growing up, I was kind of a nerd. And so I was interested in I know, really shocking, unusual in this space. Very unusual. But so I was interested in computers from a very early age. I kind of played around and started teaching myself to program. I was also interested in aviation and aerospace and NASA and all that kind of stuff. And so I went to school for aerospace engineering because I was very excited about that. And I really enjoyed kind of the coursework and the overall idea of doing aerospace engineering. And then when I got out of school, I went to work at a large aerospace engineering firm here in the states, and what I learned pretty quickly is that the reality of aerospace engineering, at least at these big firms, is very different from the idealistic view that I had as a young kid going to study it. So in reality, aerospace engineering for good reason is very slow, basically. You can work on a project in aircraft project for many years before it can come to fruition. There are a lot of people involved in any given project. And in general, especially again at these big firms, things are very bureaucratic and slow moving. And it also turns out that at these big firms engineering firms traditional engineering firms really in general, they desperately need more people to program because there's all kinds of stuff that needs to be done software wise, building software, but it's hard to get people that have the knowledge to build the software, but also have the engineering side of things. And so
"benji" Discussed on The BOB & TOM Show Free Podcast
"Hear me out, says Cray Cray. I like Cray Cray. Well, I did. Next month, how about Josh P's a different bed every night? On Tom's dime. So you would pay for the hotel rooms, the Airbnb's. And I'll tell me, Josh, did you piss the bed last night? It should be easier for pat to write a month of urine songs. I already have one. But then he says mama Benji fishy, mama Benji. I like the name of that new pizza parlor. Which one? GD pizzas? Yeah. Come get your GDP. What do I look like at your DG breadsticks? You want a GD drink with that? Just eat your GD pizza. We're coming back with an absolute consummate list of the top ten things Thomas scared of. And it's wonderful and amazing. Okay. And I think Chris for this. There's only ten. One of our lists. There are 8 of them are ace adds up. He's on the list. His number 9 progress. I think it's a 9. Maybe 20 or 30 minutes. Okay, I'm looking forward to this. Also, do you guys ever maybe get a little too much to drink or smoke or whatever? Never. Do some shopping online. Did it last night? Oh yeah, you did. We have some, we have some national stats on how much is spent while drunk online. I was necessarily drunk, but I was tipsy. We'll find out what you bought. This is the bob
"benji" Discussed on Woz Happening!!!!
"Was happening world I'm your host the wizard of wise Benji Wozniak, and this week's episode is going to consist of topics about the controversy surrounding the national anthem, 9 11 and concentration camps in America. So unless you've lived into a rock, you probably already know that Colin Kaepernick and many other sports figures are kneeling during the national anthem that it's racist and they don't want to.
"benji" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety
"So at this way. I sold me. I really wanna know. What are these questions. Where magic questions they get to the gut of us I think a crowd-pleaser number six. If you could punch one person in the face who would it be on my goodness number. Five is also one of my favorites. What is the cruelest thing. You have done in love since of a tone here number seventeen. What is a shame. You have learned to live with But then there's also like these questions that are pretty easy. But like i think could mean more like number forty. How many days has it been since you change the bed. Clothes like your sheets. So i have a lot of questions about this questions first coop. So it's poem whose palmas okay. So the poem was written by the chicago artist activist and educator named benji heart. Hello good morning. So i i saw these questions on benji blog red fag which is short for radical Is a personal blog. That i began in two thousand eleven at the time he was a middle school teacher posting creative writing about radical education politics and a couple of years ago. He wrote this poem and it has two main. Inspirations the first one was this other list of questions written by a law professor named dean spade specifically like questions about being workaholic and about sort of questioning your relationship to work questions. Like de resent facebook or like. Do you know how to have fun. I read it. I was like. Wow that is the best poem. I've read in a really long time. But the second inspiration for benji which will give you a sense of the ethos of it was that i was going through or healing from a really bad breakup and i think that's originally. What wading meant for me. A forty five questions while waiting. I think men. I'm in a period. Where a lot of pain and i'm working on myself. I'm working on healing and like the fruits of that labor have not yet emerged and probably aren't going to emerge middle long time and while i wait for that process to see itself through. What are the questions that i'm in the midst of asking but made you think of this right now. I think it's just the fact that we are all sort of saturated right now in conversation like i know for me. I'm texting a lot of people that i wouldn't be texting. Otherwise having a million zoom calls is much more than i ever would be doing. Normally it'll be honest a lot more social than it was. And i think about this list because it helps us early. The questions on the list are the types of questions like it's the stuff of building foundation with a person they just get straight to the point which is why i really liked them in the first place. I mean you know is very to your yes. This is very much personality getting a picture. Yeah and because our relationships are changing. Maybe forever under this new context and because these questions for me are so good at building intimacy. I wanted to revisit them with some of my sweet friends number thirty six which aspect of your character makes you difficult to live with number thirty. Three thirty three headed question. Do you wish someone would ask you. Twenty four can you name a time. You released proud of yourself while really hitting that one. These hard questions had to do with my heart dropping into questions. Always surface a lot of things that i think maybe aren't predisposed to just share out lau number thirty seven. What gut reaction are you. Purposefully ignoring the gut reaction just to snap like we all reach our limits. And i definitely felt at different points in this pandemic and then this week alone even today like a reached my limit. And since there's no escape break there's no distant saying now distancing from like who you live with know really and so that. Snap the just be like you're asking me to still be here with you. Had to hold that back. There's another option does another option. There's another option. There's some stuff that came up that. I probably wouldn't have known otherwise number twenty. What hypocrisy in yourself have you yet to amend. I'll know. I guess the love idea and the concept of what it is to be human being but i generally don't like people generally speaking of the whole another like the last thing. I thought you were going to say. I just having physical responses hearing those. You know like i could feel it in my body. I don't want to deal with that. I want to talk to you about that. Yeah i mean like some people really. Don't feel great about them. I thought about texting you beforehand and being like hey their way to make sure that these questions are asked. There's just like so much stuff there and it's a lot to put on someone.
"benji" Discussed on Less Than Average Podcast
"A seven why would you buy a seven as when you're just starting out. What wife. I if you're just starting out or hours podcast. What are we talking about your interrupting the hours. Podcasts live pounded level of jesus christ. Let's get it in here. What is happening. What does everybody so apparent is the outer hours. Podcast right now fucked up. I apologize of recording an intro and you just had a apparently this is your situation. So it'd be to be fair. You did okay. Hold on skirt. Reset our podcast. Being hope it hosted on level to f- which dot tv. I am your host benji co host dylan in zion on today. What's going on guys boomers dubers- having a fan. I can act right now. Booze fucking podcasts. Guys you guys are on twitter right now you probably know. This is less than average podcast with outer hours. Podcast collaborating today. We're gonna talk some weird ship. What are we start with boys. Let's just jump right in. Who the fuck are you. People who is what is out our hours. What are you guys. let's go. Let's go you've got. Yeah so i'll introduce myself. I as i would like.
London's Mayor Says Masks Are Still Mandatory on Public Transport
"Public transportation to keep wearing masks. Even after Covid 19 restrictions are lifted in Britain on July 19th. That could mean enforcement officers would be able to deny access or eject passengers not wearing face coverings while using the underground or city buses. Benji. Higher reports face masks have been compulsory on public transport across England for the past year. Those laws will next week be replaced with government guidance, which will simply advise passengers to wear masks in crowded places. London is the first English city to insist on face coverings beyond the end of lockdown. Regardless of how busy the services mayor Sadiq Khan explains. He doesn't want to put transport uses at risk with the virus still spreading and cases on the rise to use one of our services and you proceed for the mosque on non exempt you could be asked to leave Benji higher London Jill Biden will
"benji" Discussed on Threedom
"About my carrots. I can't eat that heiress. You must take every other carried out to everybody. Winds everyone my god. that's exhausting. The waiter on radio talk about is the biggest problem. Okay oh hi me. I was saying i was saying. Hi to my. Do you need a moment. should i come back. I i mean i don't know honey. What are you know we don't. We're fine is everything. Okay tonight talking to the waiter. I'm okay. I'm worried about way you tell me. We'll just wait till you're worried about your memos. Meanwhile i'm saying we'll wait till he takes our order. Are you gonna tell me. Yes if he gets if he promised me if he gets order correct. Will you tell me what's been on your mind. Obviously something's been on your mind for the past week and yeah. I don't know whether it'd be excited or concern concern. Is the answer. Really concerned. Very concerned to remember the fly. Dude stay out of this. I'm sorry i apologize. This is between my girlfriend. Who i guess is going to break up with me or something like worse than that. Let's just worse than that. I'm ready to order. Okay what can i get you. Welcome slap his. I'm gonna have this sloppy happy Onto sloppy happy. But i wanted to have no cheese. I want dipping sauce on the side. You sir. I like the eighth of the pound sloppy junior with extra pickles and Fried onions on the side And ketchup and mustard mixed up into one thing. I don't know what you would call it like catch herder. Ram again ram. Oh i don't mean the container but I'll take it in a plastic container. If that's all i'll take that to go. Everything else will be here so a slap happy. No cheese with ketchup on the side. Dipa toss on the dipping sauce. Messiah forgive me. forgive me check. Sent no chance you from the ditch. I'm just try to forget about my grandparents from the ditch. She's tried to lose it because she thinks she's better than it comes out whenever i say dipping sauce so sloppy happy with no cheese dipping sauce on the side. And you sir wanted the slap of the pound sloppy junior junior and you wanted Onion rings and fried onions on the side fried onions on the side. And you wanna do a ketchup and mustard mixed together to go to go and extra. Listen extra pickles. I'm so sorry. Sorry holes boy. That will be terrible. The fries dipped in chocolate. And can i have the milk shake. That has the story on the bottom and the peanut butter on top. Okay you sir. Can i get the boot dessert. Oh i'm sorry. It is a desert as well. So i thought but it is a drink. It's a drink. Yeah can i get the boots with the. I shake the one that looks like the boots with the for what is in that. Oh everything it's a suicide and everything in the restaurant. Everything the restaurant chairs. I mean the whole deal. I guess i could not order the other stuff. I ordered that. I'll just have the boots vereshak because that is everything. Okay so the first shake for you and you wanted to have these lappy. Happy note cheese dipping sauce on the side You wanted the fries dipped in chocolate and you wanted the The shake that has the story on the bottom of the peanut butter on top. Yeah and i wanted to get I don't know if you guys still have it from the secret menu. But it's the elephant Burger where it has sort of like those elephant knees as the Top and bottom and the meat is the elephants face and it's all real and it was killed by donald trump junior. You're ordering for her fashion gesture not for long. I'm just the same. She's looking at the menu. It's the same thing already user Could you have the car wash onto my meal and have that done yeah. I'd like the detail So detailed with the vacuum will definitely to in two coats of wax. And can i get the rachel haircut. And i'm also going to get a pair of prescription glasses that are like magoo and Also i think that i need probably twenty milligrams of vitamin d in any of this honestly. Because he's not ready back to us. We yes. I'd be happy to so so far. We have Sloppy happy with no cheese. Dip accessible side. We have one suicide sure. But that's called the yes. The shake called the her. She called the boots with his burger. No he can't because the big throws everything. Is this what you're gonna tell me why you never listen to me. Please don't interrupt and then you will. Have the fries dipped in chocolate milkshake. That's the oriole and the bottom and the peanut butter on top. You want your car washed detailed with vacuuming two coats of wax. You want the rachel haircut and the secret elephant burger that's has made of the burgers the mate of the elvis. Me's in its face stroke that correct and killed by and killed by donald trump junior. Yes right yes chivalry sir and then also my my i need oh yes you need fifty milligrams of twenty milligrams of vitamin d fifty milligrams of twenty vitamin d. Very good anything else. Can you scrapped the vitamin d. Actually now they think about. I have plenty of that. I had a lot of that beforehand. And you just want to twenty milligrams. Then yeah could i get the i realized. I don't have a car to get deep to get the car wash so we do sierras when you were talking about. Could you order me like a new prius k. Probably two thousand and eleven year one. Not a no no just a used previous can. Can you make sure that it has the sticker on the that gets you into the carpool lanes and then wash that with the same. The same thing that i said earlier. Yes okay and anything else. Few mem- i want to have you deliver bad news to him go. So let's see if i have everything here You would like a happy happy. No cheese sauce on the side You will have the boots with the i shake. Which is everything suicide. you also would like You want the milkshake with boy on the bottom of the peanut butter and the well you want that And then you would like the car. Wash french fries for come french fries. I can't believe it. I've mentioned the french fries chocolate. Okay okay and then you will have the car wash with the detailing and that love twenty eleven welzer that will be twenty. Eleven preez With the sticker that gets you in the carpool lane You would like to wax though to coach. Who acts of course vacuuming i believe. I mentioned the vacuuming.
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"Should be six qb trae a six q trade but you only want import into half of each of the cubes. I want them half full. Each of the uk's i mean if that's how you remember it remember yeah okay. So one order shadow one odor brusca taco pizza three hundred sixty on sunday for desert with chew bananas in the split. Well okay great anything for dessert for you. We can order it now. Yes i wanna flan with cinnamon straws and cinnamon spoons and cinnamon knife. Okay so when are brusca taco pizza three quarters of which have been Flippity flop then. We want a coke zero. We want a glass of the scotto. Diab early you want that it. Into a six ice cube tray half full on each of the cubes. We want a sunday with two bananas. That have been split and we also want a fly. Flan with cinnamon spoons cinnamon cinnamon knife. I would also like with desert a sanca with a jolt cola in for kick. Okay great anything After darling do you want any tea for aperitif for anything like that. I would like us scotch on the rocks. large large. how large the size of a large soft drink okay. So twelve ounces is or or sixteen sixty order. we're talking big cope size. Sixty four sixteen ounces of scotch on the rocks okay. That actually sounds good to me. So cancel my anka. The sanca with the jolt cola. And i will have a venti scotch on the rocks okay. How many ounces do you want that. Venti is twenty venti. Okay which means twenty right. yes it does. That's why they call it. I know yeah. I know i'm saying. Oh my gosh smiling. You're like a father figure to me exactly. I think you're adorable. Okay so in order to order brisket a taco pizza three of which have been flippity flop then Then you want a. oh yeah. Yeah you want the Oh shit you want the bottle. Or of don schiavone. Suzy poured into the six ice cube tray half full. And you want god damn it. What do you want to drink you want you want a coke. Zero is that right and then for desert. You want the sunday with two bananas. That had been split by a little a little. And you want the flan with the cinnamon spoon fork and knife and you straw using them in straw. Four organs spoon spoon. Four spoon knife. And then ma'am you want. Sixteen ounces of scotch on the rocks and you want the venti. Twenty ounces of scotch on the rocks anything else. I changed my mind. I want to go back to my original after dinner. Drink order okay. So you want the. It was the the sanco with the cola poured into it. No i'm gonna go back. Twenty twenty ounces. Yes scotch on the rocks. Yes great all right. And i don't want anything except for the bridge shutt- okay. That makes it easier. So one order bre shadow check. You haven't ordered any you haven't perfect zero. You don't you don't wanna make money i know. Are you going to tip me at least well. Impor- you out the little teapot. You're all right get the fuck out in. That was good. Scott good work. It was okay. Would you like to be the say okay. I think we're going to have a very successful business meeting. I really do believe that our business will be complete by the end of this meal along with this business. How do you do. We were just miming business drinks. I'm so sorry about that. I would love to get you a drink sometimes with important things. I have to practice doing them before i do them. Of course what is the drink you want. can we just order. Everything is our entire nine course meal or are you from where we're from your food. I was raised in the ditch outside this restaurant more. Wait a minute are you are sister. No probably not a lot of people's mexican trash dog. All right here we go. I would like dram buoy neat. Dram bureau moods. Yes and i would like half an order of cornbread drain berry needs hathloul of berg and i would like the fried chicken with all of the skin taken off okay. Jan burn need half of humbert skin taken off. Yup look. i'd like the durham union. Anything i'd like a sweaty nail for a drink. i'd like to get as an appetizer. I'd like to get the crocodile. And i think for an entree i'll have. What is this year. The coconut expose yawning in canoga. Give dragon with extra milk. Granbury needs half of convert skittish. You got it's now hold on. I can get there. We believe in you ever leaving any ditch person. I believe in god. I can't chillier. Came from the ditch. Your make something of yourself. I can't remember the last things yourself. I had an epa cheese. Do you remember what the epa teaser was. Of course and my entree is a special item that you serve here. It's a special ma. The explosion name expose yoneda with the new. No just happened now to be fair. These were not the most simple orders to start you off with. Okay you're on your menu and you're a ditch person..
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"Thirteenth so excited. Nice works you. Oh mr winkler turn the record off on a one of the nicest guys of the nicest guys absolutely. Had you met him. Yes got divorced. I was my starter marriage. I'm here. I met him. I think i met him at uc but he knew me from some thing maybe he had just seen more. Which wasn't he was really nice and he was he was just like he went out of his way to comment which was very nice because people that you admire doing that is so memorable and he does not have to do that at all and The very briefly. I think i addition edition for something. His son was creating his next generation. I was to play the female funds. It was gonna turn on. Its head you're going to be yeah boy z. Feminazi sorry famine not see. Yeah that's a terrible term that people use to anyone who's a feminist. You never know. I have you know. What's so weird. I of course have heard that. But i then thought immediately of austin powers them line between the bottom. Feminazi is very thin as the poets. Say but you know that fem bots were originally a thing that we're on the six million dollar man. I assumed that kind of thing would probably be the seven million dollar man now that movie when i was a kid. I don't think. I probably got ninety percent of the actual jokes like. I only got the jokes where it was like. He's backing up. The he's going to run this fruit juices. That can the stairs behind the couch. Thing i don't think that fem bots were necessarily a reference to the six million dollar man because the fen bots and austin powers were a very specific and in six million in six months and they they didn't make any other reference to million dollar man. Which why would they. It was not. It was not part of that john. That wasn't spoofing six million dollar man. No they just. They just stole that name either. Stole the name or came up with it independently because they they weren't oh parallel thinking. Yeah here we go. It's not para parallel when it's the seventy s versus the ninety. This is what i'm saying. Is i was time traveler though. So it's so he came up with it. I know because he was he was frozen before this big six million dollar man premiered. Yeah that's what i'm saying. So he didn't come up with i. Okay you remember that part of it. You don't remember him being frozen not really. It was probably a scary movie for you when you were a kid right. I'm still game. You gotta be cooled code.
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"I wonder why. I don't remember how they learned that It was definitely trial. Error thing of like what made the dog. The do this. That is weird. You must have raised that knowledge from your brain. It's not it's not serving you. i've never seen it. And i never will come on. Life's long enough. Who's going to be two hundred michael. Richardson who just him. What else what else. One man show mark twain. Lauren ridge movies. Have you seen. Let's see the game but he's not michael douglas. What of michael douglas. It played kramer on seinfeld. Michael richards kramer from. Oh i just go him. Look so different. That i was like who is that. The michael douglas. Yes user to his advantage to. How many movies. If i've seen seinfeld one long moving up seventy one which. I thought he'd been around for a long time. Yeah that'd be younger. He way older than everybody else in the cast. Yeah he was on the tv show. Fridays seventy-one no fucking chance. Thought gee mouth in which me seven. Okay he's not that much. I didn't realize that that they were that much. Older guys does michael. Douglas had to enter. As kramer and do the slide in sort of like optical would love it. I bet he'd be okay attic because he's a good actor right or is only good at his thing. I mean he's not a chameleon although he did play liberace in that one movie oh he was grant. He was in fatal attraction character. Study the same guy though in almost he's very he's very much who he is but i enjoy watching him. Yeah he's one of those people and i. Maybe we talked about this before where he is like. I feel like in the eighties. He was considered like really hot. But it's also like yeah you him in pop-up scripts where that people would right where they're like young girls talking about like. Oh well if only he looked like michael. Douglas and you go away forty year old is writing this shit like gold standard of hot mana gas bullets hugo michael douglas young room talking about i mean in this. The streets of san francisco on everything was like sort of a heart throb handsome. yeah actually. He's bay by the found. My vote breaded resent my findings michael douglas. Because i take my whole life. He's been old. Yeah that's is like it's surprising when someone who your whole life has been old you realize you see a picture of them from ten years before you knew who they were in there like gorgeous like katherine hepburn was always like that for me. Oh yeah in the eighties. She was always like i'm katherine. Yeah and then you see like in the thirty s. And you're like dan bank but she aged really well like her face is like you know when you look at her. I don't know to me is i i. I'm not eighty looks great. She's considering she's dead. Yeah when you were grave digger up she. Can i ask a possibly rid question what happened to shy of all. I don't really know but fell on hard times right. Yeah did you watch earnhardt things. She just read that. Are you just saying things that sound like songs. So cold blooded. That's what i was trying to think. Okay call blotted hard times. Shelly divall. I just read that interview. Here it's from paul. Because he took off for me. You're welcome enjoy your of. I took my headphones momentarily. And they were you could hear the sound coming from. The headphones into the microphone is still confused actually was looking inside iran. She you know she kind of went she kinda went a little nutso and there was like a a video interview with her and she. I don't know it's it's kind of algae lic time. Yeah she lives in a in the middle of nowhere and people kind of leave her alone and you know it's that because Yeah she's. I was watching popeye the other night. She so we'll see so amazing in those old movies. Yeah she's what. I have to confess anytime. I watched something like. I've been watching the next generation nor all this old star treks or whatever and an actor will come up that i recognize a go on their wikipedia. Page and see what they're up to lately and if anyone is divorced i get sad. I don't know what it is about them. But when i see like sue got married in nineteen ninety-one they were divorced in one thousand nine hundred five. Oh it's to me. That doesn't do anything. Because i guess i've been divorced but i was like oh cool. Especially if they never remarried like they got divorced ninety ninety five and then like i wonder about that but i feel like it's what's worse is when you see like their spouse died or something and you're like yeah that's very. I do a lot of people that get divorced. Don't get remarried like they. I think i've there's many people have known who are like yeah. Marriage is not for me. I realized right. There wasn't something i wanted to do. You know. I know a lot of people that have gotten divorced and remarried. But i think. I feel just as many. That never did again. Because their their marriage their initial marriage was like it was not in their nature to be in a relationship like that and then they they unfortunately found out the hard way and so did their spouse starter marriage with cool up is going great. But i don't know. I don't know what it is and i know it's irrational but when i look up someone's wikipedia page and i see a divorce or even someone who's been married five times or something like that..
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"May see your on ryan on riot very soon. I was on my friends ryan and saw some celebrities on there. I think i've talked about this but that was pretty interesting. I mean it's entrance a whole different little world on that app but that's part of why you would think it was ben affleck because it's a process and people have to get approved to get on it and a lot of people like are rejected from it so yeah i don't know well. Yeah i mean. Can anyone apply to get on that site so when it was first my friend. Who's on it was i talking about it. It was all just celebrities and then they expanded to like influencers or people who are. Oh sure i saw like people who are in the arts. They had to expand it in order to have like more hot young girls. And ben affleck would go after. I dunno lauren. You have something to say you know nothing all right. Let's go break okay. All right bye. Hey lauren paul he's tell you what is it going to believe it so glad i caught. You will never catch me. I'm there to read man. We're on our way to injure bread stuff what's going on is put on and maybe some buttons down the front. Well you don't need. The is for what i'm about to tell you there's a new audible. Original called a total switch show from team coco scott. Already know about this. It's not safe for work. Comedy starring zoe and leah thompson. Is that how we deutsches daughter probably features this real life mother and daughter. The father is not mentioned who play a mom daughter that switch bodies and ruin each other's lives. Well one thing you probably don't know. Is it features. An all star cast including bradley whitford duty greer war-scarred. Yeah no. I know all that stop. Stop stop a total switch. Show is a nod to classic films like freaky friday. That gets extra freaky twist after twist episode after episode. I mean find a summit up say quote body. Switch hot mess and quote. Who who were you quoting yourself. Yes other gender said yes. We quote each other all the time gingerbread culture. You wouldn't understand well. One thing i do understand is go to audible dot com slash a total switch. Show to start listening now. So you're telling me you understand that it's only on audible. I understand this okay. We're back. I have a question because earlier before we started recording. Paul said that he took a nap and he said that he only take snaps on top of the sheets. What are you the girl who had been. Here's the video. Hey that's me. But you said maps are not forgetting under the covers. And i disagree dr by our house where we have a sign on the lawn that says in this house. We nap on top of the covers. And that's all it's yeah we i don't know why here's what we here's. Here's our arrangement. Okay on the bed. We have your top sheet. You have a five hundred. Eighty babies do comforter. We got five hundred. They're all the princess diana one. Yeah because then we also have. We also have a blanket that is like a sort of folk furry blanket that is folded at the foot of the bed that we pull up at night. Sometimes you'll sleep on top of the duvet for a nap. You see on top of the they under that fuzzy blanket that fuzzy. That sounds comfortable it. Is i think a nap. I can do it on the couch with no blankets stat. Usually it just at some point. My brain shuts down goes. You need to be asleep right now. Fall asleep wherever i am. So that'll be on the couch. Sometimes i can do it without a blanket. But there's nothing better than a nap or you just like. It's basically just going back to bed but for only eight at the time. That's the thing. Because i have to really make a plan to really put myself into the head space of i'm gonna fall asleep because otherwise i feel like i should get up and do something. Even if i'm really really tired. Me sound machine. I turn on my sound machine. I put on my the rain. Gets me masks. Something that i'm back. Just allowed his l. and then i'll fossil from me. It's like if i'm at that point arrived to take a nap. I'm very tired. And so i had the only thing i have to do. Really is to stop looking at my phone and just lay there and let my mind go. And then i'll fall asleep but i always said an alarm. I don't think it's not good. Yeah and it's not going to take naps for too long like there's a certain amount of time that's like i think over a half hour is too long really really an hour because i think i have a it takes me a while to wind down mentally and then because i i never you know. I've never liked naps my whole life so only recently that i feel like the past few years to kind of yes i i will do. Twenty minutes is what i shoot for. Wow yes do three times. That i can't man i can't i wake up aware more. Yeah big long beard. There's there's too much happening in my house in terms of dogs barking or people ringing the doorbell. Or what have you that. I need the sound machine on the other. Because if if suddenly i finally adrift drift off to sleep and three minutes later. I hear the dogs barking at someone. Who's come to the door. I it just. It's infuriating. that. Like oh. I was asleep. Those dogs they me. Yeah angry does your dog. The lauren does your dog bark allowed. Only when someone's at the door okay. And then she goes fucking nuts and check out it. when i'm walking them and we see the male person or an amazon delivery person. drive up they. They know the sound of their car or somehow and so they bark at that like usually don't bark at anyone on the street but if it is like an amazon person drives up to someone's house they'll go nuts because they just know that that is that person that comes to our house all the time. What do they care say. That's why i say to georgia georgia chuck. What smart though. But i mean here's the thing nothing bad ever happens. Come on remember. This dogs like what happened. Oh the person who takes care of you open the door. Got a package and close the door. The end shut up. We don't know with molly. We don't know what happened in her first year when she was just a trash dog down in mexico who slept outside. Should run through. Whitney cummings. I think had a hookup and got us this dog. Yeah lived outside in mexico and in fending for herself so we it's like ingrained in them maybe or something because with georgia. It's like no one is ever come to the door and been a problem. So what sorry. My friends had a dog that they adopted. Anytime you said the word 'abogado the dog would go insane. It doesn't that mean lawyer lawyer. And i was like she and so my friend told me i was like really. And she said in the knicks over there she said watch and she just went avocado and the dog started barking like crazy. Wow remember what happened the.
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"Affleck i know here. We absolutely should have let it go but If you are if you are that famous like okay. Let's he'd been athletic isn't famous and he's still did that same message right like and it was just like. Why did you unfriendly. why did you match me. You would goof on me. I know what i mean like. It's a little or if you're not famous keeping me. I have to prove its me because no one would think it was me but then it's like that's so vulnerable and then that's embarrassing but i'm also like hey why don't you match back with him. You know what i mean like. I don't know. Yeah exactly look. He's walked around spilling dunkin donuts. Every goes i'm interested. i'm like he's the dunkin donut. Oh man he now. What do we think about him in jail getting back together. I don't know mean if this woman you know did that to him. I can only assume that he went back into j.lo's loving embrace to comfort him. Jaylo loves getting engaged. Loves loves something more than five times. Yeah yeah has she ever taken the plunge and well. Yeah she got married right. Anthony mark antony. Oh who am i think. Oh it's like an old guy here. Pardon me that that's my frame of reference. Instead ninety i gotta remember. Once i've seen gwyneth paltrow on the oscars referred to anthony hopkins as anthony hopkins because that's how people pronounce it over there and it's like come on lay. That should be as embarrassing has been aflac sending video absolute one hundred percent. We should bring back. Bring that video. But i just read who i feel like they did. Let's not let's say they did. But i think you know how it's we were talking on the last episode about consensus consensus to consent to record of a phone thing mega center record phone thing from last. Get hard at thirteen. And shouldn't jack bauer. He twenty four big hit. Shouldn't it be illegal to post someone's video message at some point especially if they're famous now with cameo. I'm like it's like that's army. Oh yeah axe heard it a birthday and your friend wants to say they would if it was you and they sang your messages. Yeah no. I think you're on camera. You have to sing everything like a cameo paper towel. Dally wants no word john high school graduation and you fail and good. Yeah ben affleck. I you know i read some people talking about. And they're like what a creep i was just like man i feel bad for him out of and i feel. I feel like she shouldn't have done that. Yeah i know what you mean. I don't. I don't think it was learn. What do you think was it was it creepy or was it just like okay dude. To me was a little creepy. I felt unsettled by the video itself. But i also understand turned on your i feel i feel definitely did not come off the way. He intended to come no and she's much younger than him. So that's also part of what makes it like. What is he doing this. Why did he find me another app. Which is like a kind of a difficult thing to do the last name of the person it's like there's just like a lot about it. That feels kind of how top well. But it's a little bit go. It's so difficult to find. But it's difficult but it's invasive to send a message like the person unmatched you so then you're assuming it's because you are nobody you're assuming the unmatched because they don't know that it's you and that was true. She said it was true. She said that's why she didn't unmatched in because she didn't think it was the real. Ben affleck okay. Well so he guessed right. But i'm still happen to him all the time. There's something a little creepy about it that being said. I still think like. I would be delighted that happened. Like i don't think it's this woman using it as internet credit. Yeah because it becomes hilarious because when you when you were in possession of a something like that it has value to give you like internet fame for one day and she did and she. She made us all laugh. Ben affleck for one day great and we'll never see her again. Oh don't be too sure. I.
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"One point own old. So i some groups. I've noticed that some people a people that don't improvise with often only like improvised with one time are people that tend to do warm up so they wanna do like a little scenes before show or something and this is people. Maybe it's because of the presence of me because they all know each other. But i always get the impression like oh no. They do this before every show whereas i don't. I don't do that. Because i first of all i never learned those learn them anymore. Yeah but also knows delayed but i. Yeah but it's not like they're not to laing's to learn but things like vocal exercises. I think still have a a use no matter how long you've been doing a thing whether it's singing or acting if you do like your tongue twisters and shit like that like i. I get that to to to make sure that you're you're limber your with your mouth on stage singing. Of course you gotta loosen up your make your throws in tune. I mean you are making me think there are moments. Where like you're with the team and you haven't seen each other in a while and then like you're kind of on different pages where it would be helpful to center yourself. Yeah and kind of like check in and go like cheerios rice krispies. I got jumped into the proud boys. Do they do they say they. Apparently that's like a initiation things. Is you have to name a bunch of cereals while guys are beating the shit out of you. Oh why would any other. I found that i that i need to say if i'm about to have a really uncomfortable conversation with someone i need to say. The words out loud for the first time before i talked to them. Because you know how you know how like that's why cool op. Stop touching my stuff. By which long. Bedroom door cool. I want to watch tv my show tonight. No but how how you that's why you go to therapy so you can say stuff out loud for the first time because if you don't keep it inside or whatever but you know the whole thing is nervous mentionable it's manageable. You know what. I mean like like a lot a lot of people who have really bad problems just like internalize everything right so but i found that i need to. If i'm about to have an uncomfortable conversation with someone where i need to like you know. Lower the boom. I'm not great a confrontation. You know what i mean. I need to like practice saying it out loud. Because if i don't the first time i say it out loud will be filled with emotion. You know so. You were like those scenes in movies that i do not like where somebody is practicing a big speech in the mirror. Not in the mirror. I just needed like literally say you're fired. No no no say different well. I think that's helpful to you. Because sometimes if i just think about something that i want to say i like forget all my points by the time. I'm actually having the conversation. Yeah like if you like. On the few instances where i've had to fire a manager for instance. You know what i mean. And i've been with him for a long time. Yeah you know. If i were to just say what i was feeling off the top of my head it would get like various go. You know what i mean. And so. And i wouldn't even be able to say like i'm firing. I love you. So i just need to say the same my points out loud ahead of time so i can do them sort of like without emotion anyway. That's that's me but in terms of view that so you yeah that's a nutshell out me about you all about eve. No i'm steve. I'm sorry i love how people use that. Made up story about adam and eve to prove that it was adam and eve. Not adam and steve well in anything. Yeah i mean it's like oh no it was like fish legs turn into a monkey legs and then we're here. That's what it was. Fish sticks on. Friday was in anything to do with those people..
"benji" Discussed on Threedom
"Romance as a stranded in everyday learn showing teeth right now which means i think she aggression stay away. But here's the thing. I felt very normal to me to not feel like how do we go. And there's a sort of that. I'll admit i've laughed at some of this sometimes but the idea that we don't know how to we're not going to know how to be around each other again. He was like no we are. I mean because also we've been talking to people through our fucking computers. And you've seen people in distanced hangs and stuff like that. I think feeling within ten minutes. Yeah i feel like it's a very small sliver of people who absolutely are not talking to anyone have not talked to anyone for a year off. So it's just like you know driving barely driven this year. I have maybe like you know fifty miles on my car this year but gave me out there within two minutes. I'm like slamming on the horn and get going. Saint get the fuck out of the way like it all comes back to you. Dr do feel rusty. Every time i get in the car. But you're the tin man. I feel free when i get in the car. I feel like that's when it feels the most normal because i have the most power over life and death. Well i mean. I don't have my mask on and i can have my windows down. It feels like a normal experience. Yeah well we'll the three of us will have to get together at some point. But it's inevitable. I guess we're seeing to there. You guys are like some of the only people. I've really seen in prison. Yeah but you still stayed away. I didn't get low. Yeah you didn't get to come blessing. We did started recording with our usual ten minute hug. learn of. You've been part of an improv group. That that is that touchy feely where you like. Hutler yourself up that way. You have a lot of improv. Teams over the years and there's varying degrees of Loop de loop sorta stuff going on beforehand. You know what i mean. It's very feeder. Like i feel like when i was in chicago. That was even more the case because you were in chicago. Why is but like. I feel the energy around improv. There was even more like this. Is everything kind of thing on reminded me on when he was on bang. Bang the other week that When he and neil campbell did the live show show. Yes that I i came backstage before the show and caught them stretching before the show. And then i guess in my intro. I made fun of them for stretching before we just like you get into comedy so you don't have to stretch you know. Yeah i mean. I think some of those things are nice. Just like feel like you're focused. And you're about to do something do something physical. You're gonna move around. Yeah but I think i did a lot more corny things than i'm willing to do now. What corn things. Are you willing to do now. What can we get you to do right now. right now. i talk like a chicken long. I it was more that i feel like. Now you spend so many years rehearsing for improperly doing weekly improv practice and then for each team that you're on and then at a certain point you kind of go. I think we're good enough to not do that anymore. And then that feels amazing. And then you're like. Why would i ever send like boop boop teach you now. I feel i kind of feel that way to that. That because i've got into improv late. But there are some some people in the seventies. When i was in my seven you and you've been aging backwards. Bb benji butts. So it's you ports. So was part of benjamin button is he just had a really nice but never the aging thing but like have you seen the movie. He does have a nice but at.
"benji" Discussed on Threedom
"Starts with p. because it's a little secret law bonus for me. Do you have another half that's f. And then another one that says he and you can wear them like a lunatic. Looney three looney had lunatic. I have one in the front two bills on the side. Yes and then take them off subsequently pete. Fds you're always screaming your name right. Here's what i like about doing. This show gives me a break screaming my name for an hour but only when our so to work guys i hate to bust in here with a topic but i have some some news. Poll since the last episode. Yes i forgot. I forgot to slam. That's in the last episode mobile okay. So it didn't happen in between the episodes because we know it didn't to. We took two hours and fifteen minutes or so in between the previous episode and the last episode it was gonna be two hours and scott needed an extra fifteen minutes for some reason. We didn't ask questions had to drink milk the bottle who what's your what's your goddamn topic. Last night jamie. I went to restaurant. Will we went to. We had a double date with friends. Were awfully maxed. We went to this restaurant where all we were awfully maxed. That's sliced dry. We were we were soaking wet with vaccine and so this restaurant that we used to go to all the time Their staff is all. I know which one to after a star is born when you couldn't get started that's no different one. You were refused. Entry into a star is born. I was refused entry of. Can josh bleep. It out if i it. Who cares the motherfucking. That restaurant that starts with an a. That's like italian food. No that's scott was talking about. Well go there is good. I can't wait to go back a long thing. I said we know we we we so we went and had a night dining in at a restaurant. I was wondering how is going to feel. It did feel weird. You know what. I mean actually result very refreshing. Just feels normal. We were inside we were. Did you have to wear masks the entire time. We did not the staff where we're also wearing masks And they still have a lot of their tables taken out So there's a lot of space between other patrons twee. There's a lot of space between other patrons and.
"benji" Discussed on Behind the Bima
"Del still do whatever they can to take it away from you and my grandfather said what i'm everyone is going. Oh so happy and everything he said. But i am worried he said. I don't think the battle is odor is over he said. I don't think the battle is over. I don't think that the nations of the world are going to let us keep the kotel that gonna do everything they can to take away. From us and schmaltz amir was later became. The minister of justice was a lawyer. Great a great lawyer from And then became a member of the knesset. He said at that time. He said this. Old rav regalia levin this wiseman understood what none of the politicians understood very precious him and another brody has a question that i have about a thousand followers along this interview. Ever mario emory folks love it. I should do a full day here. One the one of the great Synagogues united states obviously boca raton synagogue. But i think we could ever change the name. It would have to be octopus. You strahl fact. Whenever we take trips to israel and we were in montana huda and some people want to hop on the you know the tour bus and go back to ties that we gotta walk back to druce. We've got to walk back to the center town. You pass by the shoe we show the what's the name of your schule. They tell me. Hebrew named as i said you know what it means that we have no idea. You know what actors means. That's the greatest name in the world. There's nothing like it and I just wanna to wanna represented not wanna tell you something. Yeah action this very often because one of the things that i felt noticed very much when i was in boca raton as a guest rabbi wise. The after that you have in your community. And i've said it many places. Maybe we should become a joining sisters brothers. Had you call her after raton. We're in so today happens to be they. I guess at the president's house you mentioned ruby rivlin before they actually gave out the jerusalem unity price today the shares the frocks the frankel..
"benji" Discussed on Behind the Bima
"That is from the rest that your father was one of the greatest was greater than all of us and my father is a young boy. All you shall. I'm hit google. They talked about him. And what happened. Was that My mother came from london. Her father was a rub in london and was in contact with my grandfather at bari in jerusalem. They wrote to each other and my mother wanted to come to israel. My father had just come back from poland and they were married in two years and you aligned with them. My grandfather bar is set to my father. Take your wife to see her family. She hasn't been home for a couple of years so they went to london. And visiting london was remai- berlin. The son of the Bar-ilan right a bar-ilan ahead of this rocky world miss rafi and interesting enough. He used the test the boys in the great. It's time yeshiva near the shook of matinee huda and he knew of my father and he remembered my father because he attested him. My father was a young boy and when he saw my father. All of a sudden in england remained berlin. Barry land with speaking english for world. Miss raschke is set to my father. What are you doing here and my father told. My wife is from london. Her father is arrive in the east end of london the great jubilee street synagogue and we came for a visit so remember lynch said well. I want to send you for a few months to america. Laffitte stalactites mail to give she and people should know about you and my mother said to my father a great idea. I'm not in the street amid my parents home. Go to america for a month or two. You'll need there. Were jewelry american jewelry and the godollo of their their abundant. There and then you'll come back to london will go back there. It's use real and my father went to american. While he was in america world two out and for two years. My parents were separated. My mother was stuck in england during the blitz. She was evacuated to a small. Little town called sirens sister. My father was stuck in america in order to stay he had to get at. It was sort of like a green card. Whatever but in order to get that you had travel outside of america to american embassy and then come back in. He was advised to go to canada. He crossed back into seattle and he started the achievement. Seattle shame of crime iser and Many of these young boys went to public school in the morning afterwards. Became very big tommytucker. Clem studying in this yeshiva that my father made seattle. He also became the rabbi. Because rabbi valente was busy with overseas he was working for that sola and thought became the rabbi there two years later my mother came over and my father was in seattle for twelve years and then i was born there in forty seven and forty nine rabbi hankinson who was then the plastic in new york before misha love my father and he brought him to jersey city The rub there had passed away. Arrived blocked that was beautiful..
"benji" Discussed on Behind the Bima
"A legacy of revile levin his legacy of of loving all jews of jewish unity. It's it's what we need in reaction and hopefully in in comfort from this but going behind the beam of for a moment Two things. I gave that rush on shabbat and and it really came from from my heart. I was sharing my own struggles and questions and how to channel and where we can go with it I gave it. We have many magnon shabbat morning. I'd given it in one minion and and was very emotional. While giving it and then there was a bar mitzvah very exciting. Very happy Wonderful simple at another minion and as a rabbi as a rav. It's very conflicting on the one hand. You have a packed crowd by packed. I mean socially distanced but packed that there are a lot of people there and you say to yourself to not talk about this. You can't people come to shoot. They're looking to make sense to say something. Give me some strength so to not talk about it as a disservice on the other end simple as a bar mitzvah family flew into throw candies. You gonna sing simmons over muzzle dove and you gotta talk about forty five. People who tragically tragically died in the catastrophe. So that's you know some of the thinking that i'm very lucky to have colleagues who right before him. I could talk it out and say to go to another russia for this minion. Do i go to a backup files for this minion to a talk about this. How do i link it to the bar mitzvah. What do we do. But that's a little behind the beam of the other thing in in thinking. I just respond to that. Yeah sure you did again. Having been there in a participant. I think rabbi brody would agree yonder present in that made the right decision. I think it's really what people needed to hear at that moment. In time you gave people who are really questioning questioning in ways that again. I don't remember in recent memory and gay people as physics. He made the right to appreciate. The you know i tried and i hope i did and i hope the bar mitzvah family understands. I hope it only enhanced and didn't take away but the second question as i was speaking was the kids in the room. They're they're the bar mitzvah. So thirteen year olds all the friends of their. But there's twelve and eleven and ten and seven year olds in the room and you're up there and on the one hand as a speaker. You are tugging on the heartstrings. And you're having people open up their heart by talking about what it meant. That forty five people were were were trampled to death. A catastrophe with that meant that they lost their life. So young and the other hand you don't wanna give nightmares to a seven year old. An eleven year old kid comes to shoot next to their a child comes to schule and sits next to their parent and the child or the parent is the parent entitled to assume that the child is going to not be exposed to something that will give them nightmares the rabbis going to give a speech to make the kid go home. The child gaughman. Say i'm scared. What if it happens to me. I want to leave the house. I don't want to go to an event. I don't wanna go to so that's another again..
Myths And Realities Of America's Rural Economy
"Economists benghazi. Laurie says the first rule about rural america is that there is no rural america. Like fight club except with cow. I was saying that's that's not actually what he said. What do you actually said was this. There's so many different parts of rural america that it's a misnomer to actually categorize all on one monolithic theme. Bend means is that rural. america is not one thing. It's more like a collection of rural communities each with different economies with different strengths and problems and different characteristics and binga says one of the best ways to see this is to look at the racial ethnic makeup of the people who live in each of these rural communities if for example throughout much of middle america including the big farming areas more than nine out of ten people are white and for all of rural america. Roughly eight out of ten people are white. Now that's definitely higher than the six out of ten people who were white in the us overall but bengals very point is these figures mask. A lot of demographic diversity in the individual rural communities for example here are some estimates from his own analysis. And so if you look at our break down just a regional breakdown. Americans in rural areas in northeast is only about two percent in the mid west. But what a half percent in west. It's even smaller. It's under one percents. But in the south it is sixteen point. Six percent so the population of african americans in the rural south is greater than it is in a national one. Benji says that's why this part of rural america in the south is often referred to as the black belt. There's also the rural parts of the great plains states that have a high share of native americans living in them like in new mexico and montana. Plus there is rural hispanic centers in south west and west like in arizona and california and in all three of these regions. There is a smaller share of white residents than there is in the us overall. And that's why banca says it's a myth that rural america is all white. The second myth that needs to go bunga says is it. The rural american economy is all about farming and the extraction of natural resources like mining. These are definitely still important sectors. But they're far from the biggest. So service sector. Employment is the largest sector in rural communities. And it's been like that for a long time. In most rural communities the combined services education and health care and social assistance employed the most people in fact these sectors employ roughly the same share of people throughout rural america as in the rest of the country about twenty three percent in a lot of rural counties. A local school system or the hospital for example is the single biggest employer and even in rural towns that originally depended on a different industry or on a different employer. These services naturally sprung up around those industries to complement them says banca bow meat packing plants and in the twentieth century. Early part of twentieth century. Me packing plants were prevalent in urban areas. But they start to move out into smaller towns to become kind of like that one employer to town. Another example is automobile industry Move from the north moving down south to mississippi and alabama. A lot of it is to take advantage of the low wage labor market and the lack of united nation and so this is actually has pushed these rural economies away from agriculture. To service sector. This is also why it's a big deal. When the one hospital in a rural town closes there might just not be many other employers left plus it means that residents of that town have to look further out to access healthcare. This is especially a problem in places like the black belt where there's been a huge increase in the number of hospitals that have closed over the last few decades and finally myth number three that needs busting bunga says is the idea that rural america is dying or destined for permanent decline but in fact some parts of rural america are thriving about one out of every three rural counties has enjoyed strong population growth in recent decades with their populations actually peaking as they headed into the last decade. That's according to the latest data. Unfortunately that's also roughly the same share of rural counties that are depopulating about one out of every three rural counties has lost more than twenty five percent of its population since nineteen fifty. The populations of these counties are aging partly because so many young adults of childbearing age are leaving for the cities and suburbs in search of job opportunities and for these counties this kind of fishes cycle consenting people leaving means there's less money for taxes and investment to provide the amenities and services that people want and so more people leave which means the tax base drops again and so on and this is one reason why incomes are lower and poverty rates are higher in rural america then in the rest of the country but nothing about this cycle is inevitable it can be slowed or even reversed and says even in some communities where the population looked like. It would be in permanent decline. There have been success stories especially in the places that have a lot of immigration as so you have a lot of people. Immigrants coming in to work meat. Meatpacking plant manufacturing places. The other thing is that a lot of immigration From other areas in terms of people coming to the us for becoming doctors lawyers things like that a higher education and income communities. So you think about the mid west. There's like a population of say vietnamese and brass or these areas or like the monk population in minnesota that these places do not struggle as much with population loss because they're welcoming immigrants and that helps them to not only just having people there but then these people start stores or start their own business. So we see a lot of that entrepeneurship self-employment that's helping to keep that area of vibrant. Finally bengals primary message here. Is that people who live in cities and suburbs should not think of rural america is a place that's in decline in needs help instead. They should be turning to rural america as a place that's experienced a wide diversity. Economic challenges and triumphs and therefore as a place to find ideas for how to address the big socio economic issues of the day like climate change trade immigration education healthcare. Pretty much. all of them
Understanding Binge Eating Disorder with Psychotherapist Jess Griffiths
"Just griffiths to pass. Thank you so much for joining me husband. Lovely to be with each stay. Thank ye now you all the clinical lead and For beat which is the league leading eating disorder charity. And you are psychotherapists. And i've asked you to join me on the show to really unpick. What i think is a hugely complicated and yet something that a lot of people live with Living with it. And therefore how can we expect somebody to make sense of something like their relationship with food their relationship with their body image if they actually have no guidelines about what it is within which they all working now listeners. I know that my son really complicated. But i'm bringing my own experience to this. Which is that. I've talked very openly. Poll cost about having issues body image having issues with food and then discovering i had binge eating disorder and that it was going to the beat website on the recommendation of talked a review auditor and the words binging t disorder is a is a form of mental illness. That made me stop in my tracks. Not just as why we get someone like you on is a clinical lead in a psychotherapist. You can actually dig into this on really add value to the conversation so would you just expanding it a little bit about what you do. And what your perspective on this topic these. Yeah absolutely say benji disorder really close to my high. Just fail kits the mace combination disorder. But the less the least nine about league recognized became a mental health condition in two thousand fifteen unanimous. I reason and i just think it's such an appeal. Tame time around know people who suffer from it find it so halts talk about set severe room responses from people sign. Many people have an opinion may on this and that can be sidama zhang to people. Were trying to open open up until capacity and experienced stolen. Today's who've suffered civil from say interactions with health professionals. Gp's need to lose weight neatly way to stand is to off capacity binge eating disorder to lose weight. Like the worst thing that you can do. Initially What he has to understand is the definition of eating disorders. The mu bed. Preoccupation around food weight and shape. I'm thought happens whether your whatever weight and it's all about the mental state and the thing king around three went in shape and within eighteen disorder. Therefore if you've got a movement preoccupation around focus on it more and maybe stop them by putting them on a diet that's gonna completely exacerbate this into a making so much worse say in terms of binge eating disorder. you know. this isn't just about being greedy. It's not about not having willpower. This is a serious mental health. Is she the. And i've had people say it's like a monster in my head. Drives me to been. Gee i i literally failed like a have no control over it so impulsive and and it's driven by emotional distress emotional everything having an extra cake it is. It's got serious underlying emotional distress issues that these people really need support with to get house engaging
"benji" Discussed on ITN Live
"What do you think about this. Whole timer thing man like we didn't even put the timer. We've been blowing through the today. Last week moves taken. We had a ten minute timer. We took like fifteen twenty minutes per topic so we just blown out the water. I wanna go back to a time. Think that keeps us focused. Keeps us lock in sure. We don't get to rambling too much. Keep over so box. So you don't have to me on the stream or anything. So so yeah. Let's not mall about that. He he going to next week next week. Those hidden bit ups and not on your soapbox right. I got i got netflix. And again that for you man. You'll have nothing for me. Nothing at all. I'm trying to help. I know i have no again. I know i know. I said i did it begin. I have no rant and rave really talk about. i'm just i'm living dream. I'm excited like you just about technology. Grabby having a chance to talk again. I'm looking at some advanced production over there right. Okay got your boy on the other side. I'm just happy that we live in an in an environment to where you work hard. Play hard mc couple of dollars you can afford to get Some tools and utilities to enhance your work environment. So look this is every time you see me look down. I'm looking at all the flashing lights on this on this device that i got trying to figure out how i'm doing to make sure i'm sounding good. I saw some comments sand than we were a little intermittent on audio. But i think we got that dialed in Look i'm i'm i'm just I'm just on cloud nine red cloud nine. No video was looking good. I mean you got that sigma sixteen I'll tell you what else i finally got the hookup from Shouts out to benji Came came through today. Came shouts out to boys in Folks at benji lot coming through with some new products right the fingerprint travel lock in the and the padlock so Yeah i appreciate that. Thank you robby and crew out there. i only need one so i may actually Did you get that again. You got.
'Light Years Ahead' Of Their Elders, Young Republicans Push GOP On Climate Change
"A recent NPR PBS Newshour poll showed that the top issue for Democratic voters. This election is climate change for Republicans it barely registers, but there is a divide within the GOP on the issue. Other surveys show that younger Republicans are more concerned than their elders by nearly two to one margin. NPR's Jeff Brady reports Benji backers started the American conservation coalition in two thousand seventeen while still in college he says his love of nature comes in part from his family there audubon members, Nature Conservancy members, but they were conservative and. I grew up not thinking that the environment should be political at all yet these days, environmental politics and dominate his life from now until election day backer is driving an electric car across the country talking about his groups climate agenda and posting videos along the way we are in the San National Park about to kick off the electric election road trip. Promoting his groups American climate contract. That's his conservative market focused response to the green new deal. Backer is critical of fellow conservatives who ignore climate change he's praised Swedish. Climate activist gratitude. And says, he wants to work with liberal climate activists to pass legislation. So how will he vote in November? If president trump wants to get my vote, he's going to have to prioritize climate change in the way that he has not done over the past four years. Backer says he's undecided so far he was disappointed climate change wasn't even discussed at the Republican National Convention. The trump campaign says in a statement to NPR that the president has proven, you can have energy independence and a clean healthy environment but the statement doesn't even mention climate change. Young Republicans are light years ahead of their elder counterparts on this issue here O'Brien HEADS YOUNG CONSERVATIVES FOR CARBON DIVIDENDS WHICH SUPPORTS A carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions grew up in Alaska and says, young people are motivated by mounting evidence that the climate is changing. They're seeing the impacts firsthand whether it's myself in Alaska with Algal blooms that are turning the ocean weird colors or with flooding in the Gulf coast hurricanes that are unprecedented at this point this is the climate generation and people are witnessing these things that we had been told growing up far off in real time that urgency is prompting young conservatives to join others in their generation and pushing for more action on climate change according to Bob English is a former Republican congressman from South Carolina I. Think it's a with their progressive friends. Plan on living on the earth longer than say their parents or grandparents English now directs the Conservative Climate Group Republic E. N. he says among young conservatives addressing climate change is becoming a moral issue more than a political one and that makes him optimistic. The country will eventually take more action. The demographics are definitely going to deliver a win for climate change. I am absolutely certain that we are going to win on climate policy the questions whether we win soon, enough to avoid the worst consequences scientists say the timeline is short. English says the country is more likely to succeed if both sides of the aisle are focused on climate change jeopardy NPR
The Rise of V/One
"Be talking about a new player in the Space v one and the rise of e one, right So. They are a new. No Code. Mobile APP. And they boast as erode learning curve. So that's what they've been. You know hyping themselves up to be. But recent hype suggests that V. One is the next big player in the space with investments from notable individuals like Jason Calkins. They have been building momentum through twitter as they seem to be replicating Elliott's Hi Benji. this is not always a good thing as I used Elliott in it really was just hype. So the question is will be one fizzle out and carry the same disappointing launch the Elliott did. I don't believe so in here's my wife. So number one. The founder so Jeremy. Redmon. The founder and CEO v one is one of the most passionate people that I've ever met. Especially, when it comes to his company, so know he would fight tooth and nail for the success of you one and. Really, focused on giving a true experience Paul has users as he is no coder himself. And it is clear that he's passionate about customer service and the success of his users while that doesn't scale on one level I think it will set them apart especially at first and they'll be able to use that as a catalyst to shoot them until competition in the next six months and I. think that's where they differentiate themselves from all the other mowatt builders that are popping up. Number two is I have seen in used the product. So Jeremy sent me a demo of the product. After we first talked in capabilities and it boasts a short user experience an easy to use drag and drop block to build out your APP and part of the. Zero. Learning curve is you can build out it from scratch rate using buttons, texting all of that, or you can build using full screen modules. So not only do I think that it is unique to code space, but they are adding features by the week with the most recent feature actually being released recently in they dropped a thing on twitter about it and it's a canvas integration with images and buttons. So the in-app version of Cambe opens up giving you the ability to Zayn full screens or images or whatever you want at your APP and publish them into your APP with a single click. So that's pretty big considering. To my knowledge there there's nothing like this out there right now. So that's pretty pretty bad ass, and I'm excited to see how people use that. And then number three is too big to fail. With investors like, Jason Cal Kansas from launch and other prominent firms backing be one. It provides us with a sense of assurance and it's clear some of the most influential names in private equity support and believe in the future of this product. So I have to ask myself why should I and I'm not GonNa lie I had very similar thoughts with Elliott as the community rallied around them, even though the majority hadn't even seen or interacted with the product. And but I I would say given the other two pillars I believe the ones legacy will be much greater than theirs So you know while Elliott had also raised a significant amount of money and had a group of supporters like no other, they had a lot of negatives bogging them down with the way they publicly handle things and I think V. One I've I've already seen. They've they've handled things well. So I think V. One, will succeed based on the combination of the three pillars above and I'm really excited to watch them grow and launch with their upcoming Hackworth on August fifteenth which they said is there soft launch? For underrepresented founders and it's a five hundred dollar cash prize you get unlimited access for seventy two hours and then on. August twenty seventh I believe that's like their full launch and that'll be their public launch in their second act thon for anyone who wants to be involved, and that's another seventy two hours with another five hundred or cash prize. So they have some big things coming up, they have some partnerships with no code space and with underrepresented. Groups organizations in Ohio. So yeah I I think that they're that they're really on the right path and I'm excited to see how they end up in two to three months with their customer success that they're focused on customer success, and then also with you know the easy to use builder because they're targeting really no code people compared to you know. People that kind of have technical knowledge rights they're going for those that are too lazy to learn a learning curve.
Democrats reject White House offer for short-term extension of unemployment benefit
"Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to extend unemployment benefits under the cares at Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan says Given a stalemate on a broader bill, it was a great compromise will continue. The unemployment. Levels. Paid two Americans that were in the care, Zack. For another week, a proposal that died a quick death when it was blocked by the Senate minority leader. Without a real explanation. Senator Schumer blasting the extension and the larger Joop proposal. Skinny Benji. Not up to the
Trump campaign pushes ahead with Tulsa rally despite warnings from top health officials
"Public health experts are raising more concerns about president trump's plan to go ahead with a campaign rally Saturday night in Tulsa during the found she told the daily beast on Tuesday he personally would not attend president trump's rally in Tulsa Saturday because he's older which places him at a higher risk Benji told the publication that when it comes to political rallies quote outside is better than inside no crowd is better than crowd he also added quote crowd is better than big crowds the rally second hold nineteen thousand people trump campaign says it takes the health and safety of its rally goers seriously and is taking precautions including temperature Jackson handing out face masks and hand sanitizer campaign sources tell A. B. C. there is currently no plan to implement social distancing measures inside the
Miami - President Trump To Attend Wednesday’s NASA Astronaut Launch In Florida
"President trump is expected to be on the Florida coast on Wednesday to watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center down in Florida this marks the first time since the space shuttle program ended in twenty eleven a U. S. astronauts will be launching into space aboard an American rocket from American soil Benji Reid SpaceX director of crew mission management says the team is very closely watching over conditions or looking at winds were looking at lightning recorded precipitation corrector looking at waves were looking at wave velocity and wave height because we need to make sure that if the crew had to come down I'm in a lunch escape scenario that they would come down to see state that would keep them safe and another new aspect to the event and NASA won't be in charge this time instead of E. lawn mosques private company SpaceX will be running the show with now said this time around as the customer
NASA and SpaceX are go for historic launch
"Eight the SpaceX crew dragon capsule and falcon nine rocket set for a Wednesday launch from Kennedy Space Center down in Florida at a briefing yesterday NASA and SpaceX administrators talked a lot about preparations for this launch Benji Reid is a SpaceX director of crew mission management he says the team is watching very closely over conditions from the launch site in Florida up to the northern Atlantic rector looking at waves were looking at wave velocity and wave height because we need to make sure that if the crew had to come down analyst escape scenario that they would come down to see state that would keep them safe from NASA and SpaceX officials are asking the public to stay home because of the corona virus pandemic usually crowds would be gathering on beaches and surrounding areas to watch that official
Ben Platt named Hasty Pudding's 2020 Man of the Year
"Award winning actor and musician Ben Platt is being honored by Harvard university's famed hasty pudding theatricals that that's twenty twenty man of the year Platt who's twenty six is the youngest recipient of the fifty four year history of the award he's the putting coproducer Natalie needles as he was chosen because of the incredible impact he's had on Broadway and in Hollywood at such a young age but want to Tony in twenty seventeen for dear Evan Hansen and the cast recording to come the Grammy for best musical theater album as well the daytime Emmy for his performance on the today show it's also known for his role as Benji Applebaum in the films pitch perfect and pitch perfect two is currently filming the second season of the Netflix series the
Music & AI with Pablo Samuel Castro of Google Brain
"Am here at nerves continuing my coverage and conversations from the thirty third nerves conference and I am seated with Pablo awesome. Well Castro who is a staff research software developer at Google Pablo. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you thank you very much for having me. This is a real pleasure to be here. Awesome thanks so much. I am really excited to jump into this conversation. You are someone that I follow on twitter. And like we've had these kind of back in occasional occasional back in overtime and it's great to finally meet you in person. you've got some pretty varied interests You spend a lot of time. You're research focus on reinforcement learning. You also tweet a lot about music and arts. Looking at your background you've done applied l. l. stuff at Google on ad from and other things you know. Tell us the story like how to all these threads come together So well originally. I'm from Ecuador and they moved to Canada after high school to to come study at McGill So eventually I did. My undergrad in the navy actually actually did my masters and PhD St at McGill with throwing a pre-cup and garden and so part of the reason why stayed in Montreal and McGill was for personal reasons. I had I was dating someone. WHO's now my wife and I also yes and I also had a band so I've always always been heavily involved with music? I grew up with music. Learning music. Play music so that was very important to me and I didn't WanNa leave that so I decided to make that choice. I know it's not typical thing that suggested to do while you're in the same university but for me. It was more important to to play music so I graduated. Did I finished my PhD at around two thousand eleven and then I moved to Paris post doc and this was at a time where a isn't what we see here with twelve thousand people in this conference. In Europe's didn't have back. Then it was called Nips maybe four thousand people So I WANNA say Nakajima and I was working at the intersection that was very theoretical between between Markov decision processes and form over vacation so I was finding it really hard to find a job because I wasn't former fixation enough for the former vacation community and I was I wasn't reinforcement learning enough for the reinforcement learning. Okay and so after my post doc I I just feared already have two young kids. And if you're that I would speak going post the post stop for too long so I luckily got up from from Google doing applied machine learning and adds an extra said goodbye. Getting at that point I stopped reading papers and faster fast. Then I did a little quick stint in chrome doing a building machine learning infrastructure so backend infrastructure And Brain opened up in Montreal and mark. Belmar are who I had done. My masters with he was he kept in research. He was in decline for a while and he was one of the first people to join brain in Montreal and he put in a good word for me and So then they. They offered me to join them and I jumped up that possibility and I hadn't been following the research. That also is a huge shock to come back. I I mean when I was doing my research. We were all working on Grit worlds and in pretty simple environment because a lot of it was theoretical. We didn't really use deep networks at all for enforcement or any now so it was a lot of catchup trying to to familiarize myself with the literature and how the whole landscape has changed so throughout all this time I always kept with music. I had a a few different bands. Always I've always been performing live and writing music and The other thing is when I started my PhD. I was actually considering doing a PhD with Douglas AC as as well as with During a pre cup in something with machine learning and music but at the time the what was available for music generation didn't really excite me very much Because it was still in the early days and I fear that it would taint my love of music and I just want to keep my music site separate but when a rejoined the research world and I saw with the Magenta team was doing I was kind of blown away by by the quality of of things then. I decided to also start going along that pathway pretty almost I think the day after I joined brain This artists from Canada. He's called David Usher. He's pretty well known in Canada. He approached us wanting to the other. He approached us that he was actually. I had abandoned the nineties called Moist and really popular and and he approached us. He wanted to do an album using like ai techniques and so we just Matton Kinda brainstorm then thing. He gravitated towards the most was lyrics and and So Google who was my manager at the time was Very generous because I had just joined bright. And he's like. Do you want to take this project because I like music as it sure. That sounds fun. I had never trained a language model. We're still trying to figure out all the steep networks because I hadn't looked at that but yeah google that gave me that opportunity and and I learned a ton and that project it's still it's still an ongoing project. So relative to the first model trained with David which we actually made a video out of that like he wrote one of his songs with the first prototype and it worked okay but the model we have now is so much better and I understand all of this language modeling so much better than they did before. And that's just ah that experience kind of showed me to not be afraid of stepping out of because even with reinforcement learning which is the background to step out of that comfort zone and go into two other areas that I'm not as familiar with because they're all interesting problems and really trying to dig into the details. And for me the way I learned the most is actually actually trying to implement some of these models architectures and play around with him because you read about them in papers and you kind of get it fine but until you're actually trying to get it to work for yourself it's that's a whole different experience and I've learned so much just from doing this like jumping from a one to the next in a separate can field and learning about those architectures architecture's but while still maintaining my research and reinforcement learning. Well it sounds like you've landed in an incredible place to do that. Not just kind of the resources of Google and the people that you're surrounded with and have an opportunity to interact with but your role seems to be defined as like advancing research. You know the implementation absolutely. Yeah so I'm a software developer like. That's my official title. There's also research scientists that Google and until recently there was still like most people that are in research wants to be research scientists. Because that's like then you're officially doing science So my like if I had graduated say four years after when I graduated likely would have been applying for research research scientist role Back when I google. That wasn't really a maybe Sammy. Benji was a research scientist but probably about it And so I entered Google ads syringe India and sort of advance my career in that in that track and when I joined Google it was a software engineer. Develop developing comebacks. 'CAUSE engineer you get an iron ringing. I don't have that Initially I was a little skeptical because the official description is your. They're more supporting research. Scientists and so. I was worried that I wouldn't don't have the flexibility to pursue my own research interests. But it's been not at all like that so I lead my own research projects and I still support a lot of people with the engineering aspects of it. Because I've been working on this a lot so I'm more familiar with Google infrastructure and just coating in general And it's been a lot of the major major advances that we see in machine learning the I nowadays a lot of his engineering. So there's of course there's still math and there's still a lot of theory behind it but a lot of engineering and and I don't think it I think more and more it is but Few years ago I don't feel like dot the credited. It really deserved and so living in the sort of intersection of of pure engineering and pure research is for me super exciting because I kinda get the playground in both worlds and learn from both when I've got a a long Melissa things that I wanNA talk to you about but you mentioned Something that's got me really curious. The you know what it means to evolve a language model so you started this project with David And came out with this early crappy language model and have evolved over some number of been like uh-huh Yeah No. It's been like a year and a half it's been or actually it's been almost like two years. I think since we started it but two years calendar calendar wise. But but it's not it's not one of my main project so yeah exactly so it's when I get a chance that I that I work. Yeah so as I said when I started this project I had never trained a language model. I like like I knew what else were studied in school. But so the first thing I did was I actually Andrea Sherr potty has the Yeah this famous blog post host The surprising reliability of of recur neural networks. Something like that thing. Anyway that blog posts and they got his Kodansha Jordan's are played around with it and that was the the Vero model. I'm just over characters and then I started tweeting that a bit and and finding new data sets for lyrics and that initial model that was basically a variant of Parties model was the initial model that I had and so that was okay. They just a milestone like okay was able to train. This actually get it to do what I wanted to do. But obviously was Has All the shortcomings that these types of models do the around around. I mean the the tension is all you need. Paper had come out not not Not Too much before then. And so then I started looking into these attention models and and so so it seemed like the right thing to switched over to to the transformer model and started playing around with that and so the V.. Two model was attention model and it's had various versions of a two part of the difficulty that had with the language with training. These language models on lyric status at is that the lyrics said is not the best in what sense so the tricky thing about these language models is that an end for lyrics in particular is that you're trying signed to get this model to learn English kind of so how how to structure English phrases together but in quote unquote poetic way and to not be boring doing right because you're trying to use it for creative purposes and you don't want it to be boring so we train this model and if you look at it like perplexity scores and things like that it was doing pretty well on this lyric status but but then when you actually look at the output. It was extremely boring so because in pop songs you have lines that repeat often. I mean that's just how songs written so the model would tend to just repeat the same thing over and over and over and It also had certain phrases that would keep on coming back to just had very high likelihood so I wonder if you've talked about this. I say like it's Hanway but the average pop line over the last six decades is you know that I'm the one and That one came up a lot and you can also get you know that I'm the one baby. So that's the average pop line. It was boring and so the interesting thing about working with with with David is that I build variants of these models and nitro him and one of the things he remarked on. Is that It was very nonspecific in the sense that at the nouns that it was using it wouldn't use proper nouns. So would you like me. You he she they since very kind of ambiguous. If you think of Like the Beatles mister mustard polythene pam jude. You know there's all these I mean the fictional characters but they're very canvas and so then you can sort of the ground the song song in something kind of real whereas if you're just talking about him like hey you don't don't even though pink. Floyd has a hate us
Exit polls show Boris Johnson leading UK election
"An exit poll in Britain selection projects that prime minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party will likely win a solid majority of seats in parliament at a size about com that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U. K. out of the European Union next month the survey released just hours after polls closed predicted the conservatives would get three hundred sixty eight of the six hundred fifty house of Commons seats and the labor party one ninety one that would be the biggest Tory majority for several decades and the disastrous set back for labor based on interviews with voters leaving one hundred forty four polling stations across the country the poll was conducted for consortium of U. K. broadcasters and is regarded as reliable although not exact the poll also projects fifty five seats for the Scottish National Party thirteen for the Liberal Democrats Benji higher reports from London this is just an exit poll conducted by Austin voters who they supported as they left polling stations on Thursday but in British electoral history this poll released it back on ten PM local time is normally pretty accurate and if the same applies this year then that means the Conservative Party have come out on top in this election with the biggest majority in decades the full results will be known until early on Friday morning Hey also the trickle in from across the country throughout the coming hours if this exit poll is any indication of the final outcome the the Tories in for a good night boss Leyba the main opposition party will be facing some very tough questions with the fourth election defeat
Food Neighbourhoods Presents Tin Hau of Hong Kong
"Today we're off to explore the neighborhood of Tin Hau in in Hong Kong which is pronounced tin like the mental and how like the question so how do I get that. The answer is pretty simple. Go to the nearest. MTO Station Asian gets on the Blue Island line and get off at either Tin Hau or Fortress Hill alternatively. If you decide to take a taxi it's a good idea to use either of those. MTO Stations Sion's as your point. That's because strictly speaking there is no such places in the area that lies between these two stations and is bordered by Victoria Park Victoria Harbor and Braemar. Hill should technically be called either Causeway Bay or North Point. The Phantom district of Tin. Hau actually gets its name from the nearby Tin Hau Temple Tin. Hau is the goddess of the scene Cantonese so these temples erected in her honour have traditionally attracted fishermen Chaman families who come to pay their respects and Ostra protection from the ocean necessarily expect Tin Hau temples usually found dumped along the coast of Hong Kong. However in this particular neck of the woods extensive land reclamation work in the early twentieth century has pushed the temple further and further away from the sea as a result? If you walk into Tin Hau Temple today the closest you find to get your feet. Wet is the Water Fountain in the courtyard. I generally quite pleasant spot with covered seating being a chance for some spiritual contemplation the puck that thought for now luke plenty of time for rest and reflection of the end of Ottawa right now. We're we're off to explore some of Tin House. Earthly Delights and we are beginning to in Fortress Hill at the station gets out exit a and crossed the busy kings road onto oil street being shooter look out for the double decker trams as they trundled past find your bearings little snippet of local history by first nipping into oil street art space. This two story great listed red brick building dating back to one thousand nine hundred eight used to be the homicide home of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club but after the coastline moved the club set sail to new premises in the nineteen thirties and today the converted art space ace is the only surviving waterfront building from that time standing on the corner of oil streets and Wang on road spend a moment to take in the old tenement buildings well I erected on this reclaimed land now have to shed his space with several much newel unfought Shinier office towers while you were there order a coffee Alfie to go through the window at Smoko an owner operated hole in the wall cafe occupied this same pavement spot for the last four years for an extra jolt of Benji. Let yourself be tempted by the slices of Banana love that often sit on the counter with Your Cup Cake in hand continue along Wang on road turn left wbt onto folk. Yom Road and then take a right onto electric road which is one of ten house major thoroughfares runs parallel to the hopper electric road road gets his name from Old Power Station that was decommissioned in the nineteen seventies demolished and then turned into housing for the road around as it bends left an enter enter Causeway Bay market. This is a typical example of Hong Kong so-called wet markets that can be found almost every neighborhood in the city stole operators tend to wear release on feet for good reason the floors at these wet markets are usually soaking wes on account of the live fish and other seafood that are sold out two polystyrene boxes filled up with water and melting ice fresh meat is also sold alongside the seafood but in the city it comes with a word of caution in Hong Kong fresh meat means live meat not that fluffy farm-to-table marketing speak pig's trotters watches and snouts hang on hooks on one side of Causeway Bay markets while live chickens squeezed into tiny cages clock and school on the other side. Animal lovers be warned in fact the same goes for anyone with a sensitive stomach skip this part of the tour. I'm probably shut your ears for the next ten or twenty seconds at Causeway Bay market. Live poultry plucked from their cages by multitasking butcher who then ways them tags them and kills them right in front of paying in customers the chickens then handed to the chaps at the back of the store to be defended in cleaned and win the caucuses returned to the front counter the butcher slices of the feet it cuts the body into chunks and Hanover in a plastic bag for those you still listening at this point. Don't be surprised to see black skin chickens on the butcher's board causeway Tapei market. It's local delicacy and a curious sight to behold when I encountered at the bottom of a clear Chinese soup on that note it. It must be time for spot of lunch tin. Hau is home to plenty of roasted goose restaurants however something tells me that right now you a feeling like like something a little bit more healthy and wholesome so let's leave the market behind and head over to campus a Japanese Carey House on the other side of electric road campuses led by Chef Fujita Kanter and his restaurants simple approach to food can be summed up as minimal fuss minimal fat. There are no additives in the food and plenty of no meat options on the menu making a popular choice for the city's health conscious order the carry with fifteen kinds of vegetables and see if you can guess S. O. Fifteen kinds before you look to your play clean. Here's a clue to get you started the big white ones with the holes in the middle a called Lotus roots so how have we got on at campus managed to name all fifteen kinds of vegetables yet egg heads can reward themselves with a sweet treat one of Tin House many any dessert restaurants an actual fat. We all can going somewhere else for pudding is after all a popular after new tradition in Hong Kong so let's wonder under along the street to Ching Ching Desserts and have a flick through their extensive menu staple dessert ingredients include sago mango. Tofu red-bean red being put mallow star fruit condensed milk and glutinous rice spotted anything that takes your fancy adventure seats is looking for a truly local experience. This can also head around the corner to anti sweet an order their signature jury and Tofu Dessert Tuck down sing funk streets anti sweets it is easy to spot by the cartoon lady who appears to be smiling laughing on the shops yellow and red sign edge however the smelly fruit is definitely an acquired. I taste so don't expect to fall juries charms straight away fortunately for us. The final stop went off food. Too is just the ticket for cleansing pallets. The Hong Kong Island Tap House also on sink funk street is one of the best bars in the city to sample beers by a growing number of local. Oh craft brews these include young master. Yardley brothers black-eyed Kylo and Moon Zen at first you may well feel spoke for choice but with almost forty types of beer on tap so why not order the tap house be a flight to begin with six is one hundred sixty eight Hong Kong dollars offer that we definitely recommend you try Yadi brothers Hong Kong busted an award-winning Ikea that is brewed with sweet melon apricot and licorice alongside those strong flavors it also pack strong punch at seven point two percent. AB feeding suit refreshed leave the tap house and find your way back to electric road from that continue heading West Towards Tin Hau MTA station. It's one straight road and the entrance is directly in front of you before before heading back into central nip around the Corner Tin Hau temple road take a seat in a tin. Hau Temple Garden and try to remember where this whole story began
Three Hong Kong protest leaders arrested
"Thanks now we can in fact get lonely to Hong Kong with local police have been holding a daily briefing which comes of course after that confirmation three leaders of the Hong Kong protests were arrested and of a planned demonstration this weekend hi Shelley banjo of Bloomberg joins us now live on the line from Hong Kong Shelly thanks for being with us okay festival dates anything from the police vertically about the arrests so the briefing is still going on but basically what they've said so far is that if protesters take part in any of the protests over the weekend that are on offer eyes and they all are at this moment that they that they will be punished and that they can be charged with a crime arrested and charged with a crime punishable of up to five years in prison so what this means is that anybody you kind of comes to these protests you know could be charged you to with five years in in prison and sending a message to all these folks will indeed and should he briefly it is that likely do you think to put people off for all we we actually gonna see crashes this weekend that's a good question I mean I think that this answer really chilling message to folks that you know we're going to round up these a lot of people who you know were leaders in the last round of democracy pro democracy protests but not necessarily this time around because of a lack of leaders that they have right now and so I think it adds you know it adds an element of danger to folks who do want to come out before it felt like less of a threat I think alright Shelly thanks very much indeed for doing that that was a Bloomberg's chili Benji joining us life on the line from
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden Held Hands on a Rare Public Outing
"Cameron Diaz and Benji man and enjoying a night out the paparazzi caught up with the pair photographed holding hands as they made their way into sugar fish sushi restaurant in Beverly hills so it's been awhile since we've seen D. as in the spotlight she joked last March that she's literally doing nothing right now he last appeared in Anne in twenty fourteen that was the last month that what he showed up that would take a long time to recover from everyone hated it but she's written two blocks yes I mean it isn't like she is and she's the one act advocate yes yes HA yeah that's what I
Ellen DeGeneres leaves Sarah Paulson in hysterics after series of scares
"Had fun this week preparing for Sarah Paulson to come back. Kevin how much did it cost? I don't do the numbers dead. You spend the numbers some fun ideas. Paid for him. Yeah. We had a wonderful producer name, Melissa scientists, Sarah and she came up. We've scared her first of all we scared her in every way we've ever scared anyone on the. Yes. Ellen in the bathroom at the scare table behind. Her built a special box could scare her during five second rule. So listen, I've been to the house with her when we sent her house. Yeah. So let's camp with some really crazy ideas to scare her. That seem insane. We actually dug out a tunnel underneath Ellen's your idea member that was Mary's idea. I'm hearing now. Dug a tunnel under Ellen's chair, basically. So that Sewri a sub flooring flooring. Well, if you notice the platform of of what we call home base, which is where Ellen chairs are you have to take a couple of steps up to get to them. So there's gotta be some room underneath a little bit of room. So they cleared out some some boards, and we made a tunnel. So Corey could crawl from backstage into that box after Ellen showed her that it was empty. So we open the table to show, Sarah. There's no one in the table to scare right? Then we'd close the table and somebody crawls you guys you guys know what we are suddenly we're kinda like magicians, it was a lot like a little like look there's nothing here. And then suddenly Elissa had an absolutely shame. What to do a ninja dropping from the sky to scare Sarah Paulson? It was so fast. And so startling. It was and the what you really you have in your mind. What you hope that will be. And this didn't disappoint great. So if you wanna see that go check, your DVR's, and and check out this show because because we're podcast, even if we play a clip of screaming, you can't see how it happened. But we're going to play a clip here's quip of screaming. God. Can I open it up? There's nothing in here. Nobody in there guys know what they like to do. Right. Go to yourself now. I'm scared. I know any just scream I did know I saw you look at tiny bit over my shoulder like something happened via nothing's happening. So you do impressions. And you're really good at accents impression. So we're gonna play heads up because you like heads up. Right. I do love ice game. And I like your impressions to I didn't know. I saw you on Jimmy Fallon me doing who. Are you doing Barrymore? Maybe yet. You're just good at impressions. Thanks. All right. So I'm gonna guess who you're doing. And no this. This part. It out. I'm saying play Andy. Okay. All right. This is fun. Okay. Okay. Oh. I don't I come do this very well. But I'm doing all kinds of poses in anonymous staged. Let's go accent NAMA stage. I am yet. Does I have no idea? Oh, I'm round. If you own. What am I doing here on how they really would like to offer some kind of of this Wade we accent? I'm doing a vanity Benji thing with the tool with lots of already. But I don't know who you are. I'm not supposed to be passed and it's an accent. Okay. It's It's not to get. supposed to get. I don't know if it's all right? Let me tell you something. The whole. I wanna say that looks like sit down. All right. Creative. We have to. I know we had to build tunnel and. That's why I was able to it was empty and then he came in during the commercial break.