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'Hotel Rwanda' hero arrested on terror charges, say police
"Figure that inspired the movie Hotel. Rwanda has been arrested on terror related charges in that country. Paul Rusesabagina saved hundreds of Rwandans during the genocide there by sheltering them in the hotel he managed in 2005. He was awarded the US presidential Medal of Freedom. Today, the country's Bert Bureau of Investigation tweeted that the 66 year old was arrested on an international warrant. The agency didn't say where country was looking for him on Ly that he's accused of being quote the founder, leader and sponsor of violent
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Shit don't say word. That somebody's private life is their private life I really think if somebody says, this is a secret don't tell anybody. Entrusted they're putting in you because they need to get it off your chest they have because it's bothering them and they're going to you. To to find some sort of. A moment of peace and you portray that. fucking betray that when you go out and tell somebody else it's a bitch move. I don't I'm good at keeping serious. I'm not good at like things. I. Don't know our secrets not like, oh, there's a little wiggle room right there. You're a little corporation are you? An wiggled right out of hand for a fact, if you give me the address your house, I'm zillow in it immediate. I'm just regular. Bro The it's the thing I love about getting to do this job. Man can't keep my fucking mouth shut I am as regular as any other motherfucker watching not I am just as regular. You said, I'm Chapelle is I got so excited L. fucking soul and I was like I. Hope He wants to talk about this. Tell you something? Yes this is something that's going on right now like you don't give yourself compliments people observe you behavior and they give you the compliment no one's. Outlook I'm Karen I'm regular I mean this is everybody's just bestowing the just give themselves stripes and they're moving up in ranks as far as like it's like no other people will tell you if you're a good shit enough. Yeah. Telling, you burt, you got loose lips. Anyone's got him. It's me. That's a good name for podcast by the way loose lips with Bird Chrysler. Especial. WHO LIKE THAT All right. Let's wrap this up I'm going to go to the great if you told a bunch of pussy stories about a bunch of Horace that you weren't supposed to talk about. At works on two different levels of gray fucking podcast of just someone who just every chickey phonics. Pussy stories nothing but pussy stories, I don't know what kind of advertise you get loose lips with Bert Kreischer. What's the biggest pussy ever cut encounter That's a good fuck in. There you go. Awesome. Good time it's Pros I. think that's so fucking awesome. I had a great time and any of that fucking locker room shit. You want to know your fellow comic. We've got a big mouth. Has Been another wonderful episode of the..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"That's that's definitely a shift. There's there. Are there are that I can think of six? dudes. At that are that were huge store guys that are now probably not going to be store guys because they're either moving or something went down with the with the. Whatever? Cancel culture that you look at it and you go I remember bill I remember going into a show right when I booked that that concept works so that we're going to do the day special dropped I remember thinking this is insane like this is crazy bill Burr passion, David Spade Rogan Sequeira, like listen these guys going like this is the best comedies ever been what could possibly happen and then the corona. Virus. Taxes get up everyone starts fucking leaving and you're like, uh, that's how that works. Oh Shit. Yeah. I don't know. But then what happens is new guys slide in. You know back in the day people were saying think of think of the fucking name doing this is great as those names are they was nights when it was like prior. Jim Carey innocent. Die. Eddie Griffin like just the level of. People that were like. I mean Yeah. That's that's a hell of the place. It's. It's amazing I. Hope. I don't know man. Who knows what fucking happens to good it's a good place to end the podcast. We did. I I'm sorry I'm in a real weird head space like I like. If you told me that I was going to miss my buddy stat that guy's funeral like this. It was as if no fucking way. I would have driven back for that damn thing. It's just too stupid. fucking corona virus in all of this having kids now when you, gotTa? You gotta make differently but I'm GONNA. Tell you this dude and I promised the memory of him. This do when this fucking thing is over I'm going to put together a Goddamn show out there for that guy. That's GonNa make up for all this shit. So at least I was able to get the. Something to his funeral. Just sucks whatever. Bomb everybody out but you know. It is what it is but I'm back to had a good show last night. Okay. I got. All right. Everybody well ends another. Wonderful Bill Bert. CAST. Dude. It's great to see a man even though we're not hanging out, but it's great that the shows are going goodyear affecting people in a positive way. and. I am for unity with comedian sir. Yes. Be together hair and there's enough room for everyone is an upfront for everybody and try not to be some board persons entertainment is you fucking? Ripped the heart out of somebody else with some. What you're basing it on. All right. That's it. We'll talk to you next time..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Up. And she would be like, Hey, open Michael Bill Hey what's going on? That's right. You got spots me Monday night and we would laugh. I. Don't know when we would laugh I remember I remember my first deal and they were like. So we want to bring out the La what week works for you and I was like every single week you have like I've nothing to do and they're like, no enough to be like, let me check my calendar. flew me out bill as they flew me out and they're like so So we'll fly you back and then when when we have other meetings will fly you there and I was like. I can just stay here and they're like, what do you mean? I'll just stay here and they're like you can stay out here for us and I was like, yeah. Then like how long how long do you need me and they're like it would be great. He goes down here seven months and I was like you're I do that and they're like. Bill I stayed in a hotel for seven months in a universal shared and they paid for it. The entire time gave me a rental car and I just didn't leave I was like I have nothing. Like I'll do spots at night but the fuck like gave me money versus Sharon. Every time to hotels I think about I think whenever I seem I think. Bumps lying. Fly a burbank when you go through the past, not trying to big-league everybody but I always look at that thing and I remember staying there. And I had A. Some big role I was i. was I came even got it. They put me up there. And then the test was on the lot next to it. This is before they had all the crazy. They just had the backdraft ride at that point and and then there's at one when you go into the Lincoln tunnel. Who It was days in I don't know what it's called. I actually I have my scrapbook I have the key. When I first came down to New York stayed there and went through that place roommate finders. To try and find a roommate to try to find a place to live is I didn't know anybody in New York and I needed a place and I stayed there I would take the pass train in and I would go to times square that Howard Johnson's that used to be there and there was a payphone and have a fucking remember that they used to put the Dull Delta flight attendants there. Yeah well, this is just a restaurant I. Guess there was a Whole Hotel hotel. Yeah I just knew the restaurant and look behind it but I would just call. To, try and you know just meet holidays and this is when New York was just so. Still, like just really like sketchy. Really like. Every person was like a character in fucking really weird. Really. Weird. Like it's a different kind of weird now where it's like sort of mayberry. Weird. You know with all the glass towers the level of money I feel like you have to have. I met I met a guy when I was when I was looking for roommates and trying to find an apartment New York and wanting to be a comedian. I'll never forget I'll never forget this. Guy was like it was a broker. Broker and he was like. So what do you? What do you do? I said comedian and he goes my roommates comedian a he goes. Yeah. And I went. Oh Wow and I remember thinking bill I. Hope One day. I. Have a roommate who gets to say, Hey, my roommate's a comedian Bert Chrysler and be true I was like I just wanted to be true because he said Russ mini nine new Ross and I was like Oh. Yeah. Oh Yeah. Here's a comedian and I was not I was not a comedian really I was just hanging out at clubs I wasn't getting spots but. That's so crazy. Those little things when you're younger that. Blow, your mind, I mean a number back at ninety five in ninety five, a one bedroom apartment in new. York. City was seven hundred bucks a month and I just remember thinking how did I couldn't make that money in fucking three months ago. All the money I would make how in the fuck this somebody takes seven hundred dollars in go here every month and can they can still eat God vegetate seven hundred bucks. Live in Manhattan. Now. By the way, it'll be like it'll be like that fucking year. Long. Everyone's leaving everyone's leaving big cities to go to suburbs. Talking, about lying about back think. Yes. But your your urine everyone guy yeah. That two people that lie everyone's leaving everyone's Lee ruined ruined. I speak in hyperbole. My wife says it's never never the fact is. I want I feel like people feel how I feel when like to my friends leave la I am upset about it. So I want everyone to go. I want everyone to know that everyone's leaving and then. It's Joe and it's fine. He's you know he's GonNa he's GonNa be back and forth. An enjoys leaving. She's like I know but I go joey and Joe or two two of my close friends like that feels like everyone. It's sad it is sad because I know that. I'm assuming Jones is GONNA be flying back and forth during the podcast he's building a studio out there I. Think. But it's it's it's an end of era. It is I mean it's like you go down to the store and you saw those guys. I mean that's that's..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Obviously because your friend is flying, but I understand that fear because I am bet fear. I am so afraid of the ocean. I think fearful ocean stuff in my pool. Like. Anytime! My daughter starts swimming away from me. I really start thinking like Oh my God. We're in the ocean. I'M GONNA lose. Like I have many ocean when you were younger or no. no, but it. What happened was I read a bunch of books classics, folks. It was all about the see in like that. I started reading about it. It's it's at a very unforgiving like no matter watch. Jaws Johnson a certain age. You not tell you what's fucking unreal. One time I went to the beach when I was a little kid. I mean. This is still when I was living in northern mass so. That was like the earliest pre nineteen seventy six, so I couldn't have been more than six seven years old. My brother was eight. Neither one of US could swim at all and we went to the beach, and there was all of these big kids way out in the water on this little doctors floating dock, and we wanted to go out there, and we just kept walking out in the ocean, walking out walking out, and that was get where the water was here it all I had to do do this wave came and if I lost my bounce, I would've drown if somebody didn't see. My mom had no idea and I always go back and I think about. Like. If! My wife Ever GonNa go to the beach and she's bringing my daughter like I. Just I have to go, and I cannot fuck and relax. The entire time because it's just you know riptides, the things that are in there, all kinds of like. It's. FUCKING HUGE DUDE! It's and then like all the shit as dangerous as like your heads here and all the dangerous below there I find. Terrifying, but it took to make yourself a little bit better about aviation. Is When you look up in the air. Just imagine all the roads up there. Okay. If all. Just way. Then eliminate all the trees. Eliminate all water. All the buildings anything you could ever fucking hit is gone. Okay and then eliminate ninety nine percent of cars. And then have a radio where you can talk to other people, so you know whether at. That's how much say do I gotTA. Tell you exist up there, and then you come down and you get on a fucking La. Highway you dislike to. WHAT THE FUCK! What? The fuck is some guy next to you and then some guy motorcycle split in the fucking lanes. Somebody passing you ninety on the right at ninety miles an hour. You're trying to get up I. I am way more terrified. I would be scared more scared to. Drive my kids in family down the fuck and highway. Then I would get into a helicopter. Many not right now because I've only flown once in the last the districts. It's yes, the statistics and that's what makes me go every time I get on I go the statistics but like. Bert you grew up around beach students. I'm sure this happen to you. Go into the ocean. I used to beat South Carolina in high school all the time on vacation and we went out a little too far, and the lifeguards call on end, and I can't get back and the harder were going the further out we're going, and we all started to panic, and a couple of a couple of my buddies got up there and I didn't get there yet. fucking they're waving and shit about to get on the jet ski to get us, and I just remember going like. Don't go to the people that we don't fight. You are just kind of try to go with it and down and eventually got back, and that was one of the scares. Women's in my life, because for a second I'm like they might come and get me, but I might drought in the next minute I could. almost drowned in a in a trial on recently, probably couple of years ago, I did a triumph Just forgot. Adjust for got I got out there swimming and all of a sudden third place and I'm like Damn I. Don't know when this fucking try fought I was like. Why are these fucking idiots like looking and they're like? This guy's been going the right direction. He's like twenty yards away from everyone like I am I, GonNa win this thing like I'm touching toes. The guy in front of me going bucket I'm gonNA pound through, so I get to the buoy and as soon as I hit the buoy I i. didn't turn the everyone else did. I wasn't I didn't know how to turn those into this role thing. And fucking people started climbing on top of me and drowning me and I I'm like I'm a I'm a quarter mile out in the late. Just going like Oh my God I'm GonNa die. I'M GONNA. Drown and there was a guy on a paddleboard and I was like. Do I wave them down? In part of it was my ego like I grew up in the water. I'm not going to die, so he's got him back and just very casually kicked away from. Everyone knows like Oh. That's. That's why they're not in the group. They're out to decide. They just want to do a triathlon I. don't care about winning. They just want to get it done. And so I kicked out to the side, got back a kind of swam a little bit back, and then got in, and my wife's like we were watching. You almost died out there. It was like fucking tariff I was you WanNa talk about being gassed. Almost drowning gas is like no muscles anywhere. You're trembling Oh my God. Dude you just hang. A panic attack. They get about that because I know I know that won't rule. Sorry! Is that because you panic? And then you just relax for a second way I know how to float. Yeah, I just relaxed. If I take a deep breath, my body, you'll float to the top and I'm fine. I gotTa sit here. Catch my breath and then start swimming and and I was like and by the way on my back. I can just casually keep going. Going in and I don't need to freestyle in and so I got I got like. I swam like eight of a mile, my back, and then the other quarter mile, or the other eighth I, just fucking pounded in and I was dude I've been I've been caught out to I've been caught out and riptides before and I don't panic because I.
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Never seen a roller coaster. Rolled! Yes I am okay. Let me clarify it. I heard it. I heard it. I'M GONNA! Let you laugh out and I'm going to tell I'm going to tell you the story. I'll. Right sweating. You'RE GONNA eat this laugh I'm telling you what happened. Story all right, so we went on this roller coasters six flags. I believe you're. Longtime at least fifteen twenty years ago. More than that writes in Massachusetts. We just got off the ride and then we got. We had the day pass. We went to the next right. We just heard boom. happened. was you know they had to rollercoasters? So you've got the one you load up and then the other one's coming in, and it was supposed to stop it in a didn't. Want in. It rear ended the other one in this girl broke a cheekbone Oh fuck. SHANTANU laptop. Dad was violence against a woman Bert. Still Funny, though the I mean the the not the another time I went to another one of these fucking great adventure. WHATEVER THE FUCK! It was I was out in Jersey. Girlfriend now my wife and we went on the the roller coaster where the harness comes down like this, and then you don't have a seat in. It's like you're flying and everything so that we come in to stop. It was stopping and we're sitting there and we're sitting there. It was sitting there then. We noticed some milling around and I'm like Oh. No. And then they all of a sudden people in the line. Start getting out of the line. And I'm like what the fuck and then I see. These guys in these yellow suits go over there looking at like a fuse box. And at that point, my wife is starting to get upset and I'm trying to see it's all right. You know they're going to get Assad in whatever just a few minutes something like that and then my head I'm like Oh my God. I've seen this on the news with these people got stuck upside down in the loop in the blood to the heads obscene sitting down at one point. I was fine until I tried to get out. That's where they fuck you built because I was doing like you know what if I really wanted to I could probably get out of this thing. And I went, and I couldn't and then. That's when my my breathing started going. I was as I was. Start Doing I was seriously. GonNa fucking. Freak out. If you started screaming. Do you know what you would've done if you will? Do, those that that was gonNA happen, and it was going to happen real quick. Thank God for those guys in the yellow suits. They brought us in and I will never forget. They brought us in. I'm like now is going to happen again. It's going to have A. do we got off? That thing is I I. I've never gone again I. Don't think I've gone again. I was just like you know. This is like I don't know what this is. This is. This is like flying fucking that just all it does is fly. They don't have fucking time to maintain an eventually. This thing's going to fucking cry, I I don't want to. Be a part of this I got. Out I. Know It's going to sound weird. What do you guys get that thing where when you're really high and you look down your balls. Something happens at your boss. Do you know what I mean like you get your balls? You don't that happens when somebody gets like something happens to them. If they really gonNA get hurt you balls, pull up a little bit I I was on eighty second floor of a building. We did this comedy show up in New York. And then they were just like look down and eighty two floors, and I looked and my fucking junk, just like fucking like by itself just. freaked me out. It was vocal weird when you know when I'm flying. All right like what's the weirdest thing if I'm coming in for landing? I-. Altitude dozen. Isn't something I'm rethinking thinking about as far as like. Wow, I'm high up I'm scared whenever we would do a rotations. Okay, so you're coming in, and your target is almost like with what I've flagged as it drops like a fucking stone. You're almost over then. That's when I start getting my wow, we're really I would have to fight those thoughts early on. Is kind of a weird like. I honestly like that's one thing like you know. We've been friends for a long time. We've toured together and we've been through a lot of things that shit and I. Know you're a fucking good dude. I know you're smart. Do I got to be honest with you man? That's one thing you do i. just is so fucking wild to me like. Do you know what I mean like? It's like it's one of the most, because maybe it's because of fascination. Fascination and and slash fear of aviation, but the being up there and fly in that second thing and landing a helicopter and I'm not GONNA lie. We were up at night. I had a good time, but that will be left Santa. Barbara Emilian deem and it was dark, and we were fucking moving around like a bumblebee over the fucking thing and you calm and cool, and the other guy was talking about Xinjiang. I'M NOT GONNA. Lie. I was scared for. What that was was I was just I was flying a little too light, and to get a little lower little higher because it was the mountain rates right, they're not just. The wind was coming across. That's all that's all it was going on, so it wasn't like a big deal..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Alabama african-american. Go and get them roles and our movies. Listen I might. I might be an idiot. You two guys adults I don't give I want. Whoever does the part to crush it so I'm not sitting in the fucking movie theater I paid for this. I don't care who it is just hire the best person. I agree now you. Don't you want an American to play for an American? What the Fuck we? Want Americans to play Americans but the best American play the best role. To to all right, let's talk. Let's put it I think you're both idiots and you don't understand what acting is, but go ahead by the way I. Played Burke. Why did you go over to Europe and do stand up and make all that fucking money over there. They've got plenty of English comics and fucking people from Bangladesh or whatever the fuck it is. Their Budapest could've done the Gig what about that. All Right, I understand that I'm just Sakya Pounds Paul. American. Phone as Paul. George Marks Paul. Hey i. need you paid enough all right? You guys fucking full of Shit. Wow, all right now I feel like I'm on the outside. I'm on the outside looking in. Right, now, Kreischer or a derivation of Bert Kreischer I cannot I'm not a good actor, so I couldn't play like a couldn't come in and like be a different dude than me. I hope they do story. They hire one of those Bollywood actors and they put makeup on. He's in white face and he doesn't. You know you don't move. He doesn't hold up anymore. All Man, have you seen that Lady Lee? Yeah Yeah Yeah you know. About that we all fucking. Saad we all I. Am really annoyed with going back in history with shit that, but he got shit for that back then he actually did by. What he had a problem with seven years ago and then everybody gets to do a do over on their emotions, talking about white people. Who you talking about what movie so man let me give you. The pitch okay. Young Kid. Dad's got Harvard lined up and paid for him. Then Dad decides I think I want to bake -ation him I, I think i. I want to spend the money on myself. My therapist says I need that money so kid. You'RE NOT GONNA go to carver paying for it. I'M GONNA. Give you the best lesson you can get. You'RE GONNA pay for it on your own. So this kid decides well. What better way than to just dress up like a black guy and get a fucking? Of Action, that was no. It was how he's going to pay for. It was was just looking black. Well, how is he gonNA pay for it, then they I think in the premise of the movie I could be mistaken. I think you're already mistaken Dono. The trailer of the movie the other day and we were like this is what they call tone deaf now. The premises that he gets a scholarship of his black, so he takes these pills that changes the pigment of say. Those. John's in to I could be wrong. Sammy Sosa did the other way. So Yeah so little Cam of Michael Jackson. I thought Michael Jackson had like a disease. That's what he said, but. A lot of issues. Called Pedophilia. allegedly. You gotta say alleged because you know they weren't able to get him twice. Did you guys watch. This table talk with Jada Will Smith. I can't believe the way people give a shit about personnel. None of my fucking business and the way people are going after. Will I just think it's terrible? Lima Le Number gainful thing that they went through. How about the fact that that's news headlines dern pandemic when we're fucking literally suffocating, and there's everything going on. That was like the main thing like ticket admits affair after gives a fuck. DETANGLE MOMENT That's why I think that's why people got caught up in kitchen. Call it an entanglement and will was like it was fair. It was an. Other debt. That's what she got entangled. On. Let's say you know how it goes with the ladies over there. They don't exactly you know. You know there's always there's always like you know how how often your life. Have you heard him. Say you know what thousand percent my fault. That's what I love. My wife like she'll actually do that, but there's usually a fucking caveat. Some sort of like they play down. For murder one bound to entanglement. Is All I'm saying? It was I I don't like. I, don't I? This is what bothered me. Is that like? It seemed like it seemed that they they were destroying will smith like it was an I, didn't like that as as his wife I would never want to I would never put my wife in a compromising position on podcast. Make her look like a piece of garbage, or to lessen her quality, and as being like a legit fucking legend that will smith is I didn't like that. They took a legend in and try to make him I i. didn't like that just bothers that and I gotTA. Tell you something fucked around on her, or do you think everybody would be trashing her? Making Fun of your man's out there? fucking around with one of his children's for earns. took. What I've been saying. It's a married guy whether you're at fault or you're not at fault. The shits still flowing down to you now granted I'm fucking biased because I'm living my experienced but like. I mean. How is he the dude who got cheated on and he's still getting the shit that sucks. You. Know Dunno Rollins, one time, said something. A goes. You don't ever WanNa be a mean and he goes. Look what they did to Jordan. Jordan's the greatest of all times and all kids know him now as crying Jordan, has all enormous egos don't ever become mean, and then that documentary came out. He's finding Don L. Ismi. Isn't ashy Larry Mean. mean. Why would as walking me one of the most memorable people I've ever met? got that one night and amazing voice. He says all that Crazy Shit Yeah San Jos. Doesn't really great impression of him. RUDAS! Curse on a really great and president of him..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"All Right? Hey, what's going on me here? We go. Hey, what's up? Everybody welcome to another wonderful episode of the Bell. IRT. pod Ask I'm drinking beers bill. I'm drinking fucking beers. Is that the Robin Williams flavored Bud Light? What's what the Hawaiian shirt on it? This is a this is. The bureau talked about last week on the road that I absolutely love common common space. I've never been in into. Starting at because we were on the road. Krona virus and I want to make sure I have my sense of taste. That's a smart move. Well before we get into you and your sense of taste, we have to welcome our guest here in new guy on the block and Kitty. This is one of my buddies from way back in the day on, the Paul Bercy the virzy effect podcast, please welcome the one and only the pride of New Jersey. Have! All. By the way. Do you know how many people always say that to me? Hey, man! I Paul said today I said. We're doing a podcast. She goes with I, said Jersey Zone Ball Birdseye I. that's when I met. You Paul you. We were we were in West Nyack. Yes, and let's not and me. You and Louis J Gomez that weekend Yup. and. Rolling Rolling and SAM. Came Yup. We Says I. Love that I've been able to change the narrative of where he's from so I can't get mad at all our listeners last week. When I had like my head in my hands, listening to that Bitcoin guy and they were trying to say I was bored. With all you listeners when I was really thinking as I just prayed to this this this Ponzi scheme God for the through the best years of my life earning years now I mean. I'm fifty two years old. I mean it's it's all performing right and I was actually thinking. Do I have enough time in my life if it all goes away to build it back up again. I think that way I think it's I know you're not going to like this reference, but I think about Dane Cook. When he lost everything from his brother I. Think about all the time I was thinking about it. Bombing gas today I thought. Can I start from scratch and get to the next and get back to here? Could I if everything was gonNA to voltage, did it? Did it stuck in scary, is you guys are a generation enemy talking about it could be over and I'm stuck in trying to build up. Where does that put me you? Guys are steer. You're in a great place. You're in a great place because you're not gonNA. Get your phone off a curb. You'll do yourself off. I got another forty years to do this shit. I got like twenty twenty-five. WHO's going to? Seventy five. Flaps up with this. You gotTA. Start Virtue Signaling More Paul I've been looking at your feed, and you're not tweeting enough about oppressed people. into it all. Yeah, yeah, that's that's the new thing now. That's what everybody's saying I. Actually saw one tweet that said Hey. White comics were watching. You and we know you're not tweeting. We know you're not part of the fight. We know the person you really are. AGO like. fucking kids to raise you fuck you. Yeah I have. Become like these new white people you have to pretend you care about something other than yourself dude. I have to somehow make it about yourself. Yeah! I apologized yesterday on twitter I said when I was eight years old at where my mom's yields address to be funny. I JUST WANNA. Get it out there. Now I'm really sorry for anybody. and. Greg, do you ever do you ever sit lay in bed and think of all the? Problematic things you can remember you did and then the ones you go. A fucker forgot about that. Not only that I actually thought to myself was I to mean to that girl at the party in Seventh Grade I actually thought that she would see like a clip of special and go. He's a piece of shit. He didn't say vitamin. That's how scared I am of everything. Right now. There's a there's floaters out there. I was thinking the other day I was in bed and I was like why. Why wouldn't some just girl who just has had it? Up to here with life and go wait I think I was a Florida state with Bert at the same time. Why don't I just say or just say he was like? Do just go through the list of things. And then how would I defend that I couldn't defend it clear, not allowed to and the. Entire, email text whatever the fuck! It was back then she wrote it on those mead pads. Even if you go I'm showing the whole thing, people like fuck you. She said I just love that believe women like women believe women talking about men, but women amongst each other. Don't trust each other as far as they can throw it up. So I, I don't know I. Understand I understand on a certain level where the judicial system was not working for them, but I think that they're not really aware that now that they have power that they can also abuse it, and if you're just GONNA go with borderline circumstantial evidence. To end careers, you're GONNA take. Be Some people that were innocent that you're going to take out and if you're okay with that. Then, what are we really changing, too? Because I feel like they're unscrewing the Dick and balls, and then screw it into Vagina Lightbulb, and but the brains remaining the same and you just to continue with now now. We're going to be over here where it's totally unfair I don't know it. No, it's it's you said you said it I think I hope. I'm not taking material. You haven't used a special, but you said one time senior state said you go, it's not it's not just that they want equality. They want what we have. No. That was what you said..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"You know what I don't exist. What you just said to me was the first time that I thought I, robot replacements, or actually a good idea. Maybe we are bill. Hicks said Bill Hicks said were virus with shoes. Maybe you know maybe we shouldn't be. Nobody. That I just go. It here here's all right. So how do you fix? The problem will as one as humans are in control if they can print money, they're going to print money, right. They're financially incentivized to do this. There are always going to do that. So how do you solve the problem? You build something that literally no matter how bad they want to. They can't manipulate sounds. BITCOIN is for money, but that's going to happen in every industry, right? You're going to see even take. All of these social media platforms right all of this stuff around censorship in Algorithms all this crazy shit, eventually years going to get a decentralized solution and people aren't going to be able to actually control the system. It's going to be something that is unnecessary as bad. Because what I'm seeing like on social media and stuff not to open a whole can of worms is when you get a bunch of people that don't understand the law that simultaneously circum debt navigating the judicial system, the odds of somebody innocent. Losing everything they had is grows inentionally so like the you know. I I'm in this place where I. Argue with the power structure, and then I also totally want to be controlled when you see. What happens when everybody quote, unquote has a say. And there's no sort of like okay. You need to go to law school. You need to get a law degree need to understand so this thing with somebody said this guy got arrested for Forcible rape in it started this whole trend to people. Please don't stay forcible rape at the post to what Nice rape don't use those words rape is and then finally lawyer got on and add to be like book. Classifying what kind of rate co-workers statutory for civil it's so they understand. What happened? Was this core and The level of fucking ignorance out there, so that's the thing that just makes me nervous. About. Like how how how invested are you in? BITCOIN 'CAUSE! That's pretty fucking wild. Where I'm sitting to take my shit that has nothing behind it, but me and Bert still believe in it and get excited when we get a piece of paper. That has those numbers on it. The now take that. Then I'm supposed to believe bitcoin which is still. Created by humans, the that's why every form of government doesn't seem to work in the end is because it's run by. Humans were all incredibly flawed. How do I now go from this shit and not feel like I'm jumping out of the out of the frying pan into the fire. So basically the way I think about is, there's two financial systems right now. There's the legacy one which is the dollar based inflationary system that you've lived your whole life in, and then there's this new one called an alternative financial system as based on Bitcoin. That can't be manipulated, etc, and basically the way I think about a portfolio is what percent confidence do you have in the new one verse, the old one, so most people or like ninety nine percent, old system in dollars and regular assets and one percent in Bitcoin read or two percent me I'm younger. I got a much higher risk tolerance I find this stuff super inner, very nuanced way Psalm fifty fifty. Took fifty percent of my net worth and put it in the new system, right bought bitcoin. How are you on that day? Here's the thing that I basically said one is I personally was comfortable losing fifty percent of the money. I had a young guy, right. I got a long time to get it back. If I want to to is I, understand. I feel like I've got an information advantage over most people in terms of what this new thing is in threes. I didn't take ninety nine percent and go and do it right sauce on. Very clear about like look. This is super risky. Right to is. It's still very early like it's eleven years old, but gold is five thousand years old, right? The dollar is one hundred plus years old and kind of its its current form from nineteen thirty-three right, or about one hundred years, and so when you look at it this way it's like. Can it become the next reserve currency and we have the kind of an a decentralized non-manipulated currency as reserve currency as a sure, it could with the probability of that happening. It's probably still less than twenty percent. So it's a it's a risky thing, but again if two systems my whole thing is. Don't be a one hundred percent legacy system and zero percent in the new system I was just GonNa ask you so this is a this is a way. You're diversifying your portfolio. Yeah, it's just I literally went around the country last year. talking all of these finance organizations and asset managers. Stuff in the muscle was just get off zero meaning. Get off zero percent exposure even if you go from zero to one percent. Getting one percent exposure, it does two things one. You invest in something you start paying attention you start learning about it. You start watching it all that kind of stuff and then two. Is that kind of breaks the seal? If you will and over time you start to really understand the problems with the legacy system and most people we see once they get to one percent. They go to to percents five percents, whatever and so if I'm goes. How much does one bitcoin cost? Like nine thousand dollars right now, but you don't have to buy.
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Don't know that guy can't can't keep in. Keep it in my place. And Now they got the wheels turning jobs saying that no, Joe mean that means that I'm almost bought a motorcycle. A taxi joe I was like five by motorcycle at your place. And he was like why I was like I couldn't tell them because my wife will fucking kill me. She knows I bought a motorcycle, but I can go drag him in because then if you kill yourself. that. Joe Has to go to the feudal shades on, and then she'll see him over the casket your. You and your garage. Will listen. Let's wrap this up. Get you back to the kids. Come out of the house, your daughter dealing with a brother. Do. She has been such a sweetheart. The first night. That will win. You know I was reading the story. I always read a story porch. She goes to bed and I. Sing the I love you. Barney the dinosaur song tour. and. Going to put her to bed, she was she looked at me. She Go. He's too loud. Really serious looking we're going to. Talk about this now. He needs to tone it down. Needs to get out. was was her by but. Now, we just made her like really like anytime. He cries, she runs in wants to do the past five. They've just make sure she feels like in bulb and then I also. Make sure that I play with her a lot, so she doesn't fields. I mean it's a big thing. All of a sudden. There's this other person, but she loves it. His Room is across from hers, and all of that and I think they got to be great friends and they. They looked almost identical. When they when they were like my wife sent me like a picture of my daughter and my son. She goes. You know who who is who I could tell obviously might kids, but like how similar they look, so it's really cool. That they You know people my family. We sort of have the same features, but we look really different, so I think it's cool that they're gonNA look alike. Lynge when when how soon until your parents can come out? I don't know. I tell you I've really been. Missing The East Coast in really been missing. Massachusetts and was actually thinking. You know in my quarantine haze out here, thinking of just fucking selling my house and moving back there, but it's just like the reality is business at amid is here. And then also I would miss all you guys like my lifelong friends and I. Don't need to realize so busy working like you know how long I've known you. How Long Have Known Bobby Rosa? You know I've known Rogan I mean they're just all you guys? I would be like moving. It'd be like you guys died. You know what I mean you're. Like that is one of the great things about podcasting uses. I feel like keeps us like connected and that type of Shit. But you know I was watching this show Something about Boston. What was it something Boston? was these guys flipping houses out there and it just really made me like. Appreciate where I grew up. And you know not being in all like show-bizzy shed out here, but I think I. Think they're going to have a pretty normal. Upbringing. I was looking at houses in key west. Other. Like. That's it I'm GonNa Move West I'm GONNA move us. We'll move to key west I'M GONNA. Do I'm gonNA open a bar. Stand up, stand up every night. That'd be like we'll do jasmine to play the guitar neither Jimmy Buffett a fucking stand up comedy. On a lifestyle brand bill, a daughter goes. He's a lifestyle brand. There's a lot of money in that dude. Dope I thought Jimmy Buffett Warren Buffett with the same person. I thought he broke that song, and then got really good business and transition I gotta get back. He's GonNa. Kill me here, also bright, right brother have a great time with the newborn. Have Fun Talk to you. Thank you for all the Nice things you said about how that feels. When something comes out and another comedy, respect likes it. Thank you. Thank you to you to Andrew anybody out there. That watched it all right, thank you, everybody. Thank you so much for watching. And once again, this has been another fun episode of the Bill Bert Pod last. See you next time. Bill thanks buddy. Andrew.
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"With the three fucking white guys was sitting there they either blew up the church. You can't even keep track of him or or or killed some some African. American people and they were sitting in with smart Sunday face. During the trial like. It's like. How. Do you like you killed somebody? Dude you killed somebody and you're sitting there with fucking smirk on your face like that goes beyond like I. Mean I've seen serial killers on trial at least they. Like devoid of emotion, and they're like you know. Crazy but to be totally. Like fucked up, racism is is some could be a loving father. Enough I mean you saw that would like the Nazis they they. Remember seeing this guy would be like right on the other side of his fucking wall. They will put people in Ovens. Need on the other side you know. Another day at work takes off. His sat's played fucking. T ball in the backyard in the smell of what they're doing is coming over. Capabilities. Of Evil of human beings is. Scary yours what I say though I've said this. Don't ever underestimate your capability of being a bad person. Because when rage fills you when rage, it's you and your ears get light, and your heart starts racing, and there's only one fix for that, and you're get a light a motherfucker up because I got videotape I got into. Three going full on Tampa right now I love it. I got I was with the girls were walking the dogs and I have my my Bandanna, Romanek I don't have it over my face I. Just I've been around my neck right grows. have their face masks on. and. A woman is either I'm I i. have not seen the video yet, so she either faced timing someone else, or she is simply recording me, and she just puts her phone my face from the other side of the street, walking the other action against look at it another one no mask. No, it's very my neck. Who I let that Bitch Up, call account and bug in all the and I'm like. You're just like you like A. Weird with someone videotapes you, it's a it is a fucking flex. Is Go ahead. Be An asshole, and then you're listen I. Haven't I want to say you know what you should do in that scenario is go You're right. I'M GONNA put it on now, but there's a weird season if nobody's within six feet, you fucking problem. That's what I said I said. Learn all those that blitzkrieg of. I imagine you said No. I said I said. We're pretty far away and she goes doesn't matter mass outside. Even if you're exercising and I'm not talking exercising walking my dog, you fucking. Goes Oh. Oh, got that on camera and I was like okay. It's brand friendly. It's another thing too, is i? This whole thing of just people rounding everybody out while they just think that they're the greatest person ever. Yup like that. That's one thing that. This certain things. That you need to wrap up. County is not I mean that's not a slur. It's just a fucking word. And you know not for nothing. She's kind of being. Yes, she's being like a little fucking. There's another one like you couldn't videotape her doing something going. There's another one. I I was really kind of He should have called her a Karen. Okay Karen. McCarron. UNSEEDED CAN'T Conscious like the Yankees in the nineteen fifties the nobody. Like four five years in a fucking rope. Nineteen fifty-five Brooklyn dodgers going to come in with Karen and finally beat them. My was so under my breath that my daughter's didn't even hear it, and she called it though my it was such a fucking like fucking con. Karen would have been the home run here. I was blown away. I'm blown away about how many people tell people to go back to their own country. Fuck says that I never even thought that. Swear on my hand, or Bible never thought about never thought about hitting woman, and never thought about telling a person to go back to their own country. What a fucking weird thing to say to someone you know! They went to school with you just like that like that. Born here. You know they were born here there would. There's a girl. Did you see the one Karen in the park? I couldn't see the gross face really thinks he's Filipino and she's just doing the thing on the step where you go like this. Right with your feet. Working out. And the girls go back to your own. Asian country has no accent. Like. It's not like she's cooking fucking on stops like she's just putting their feet like this right and fucking dot is just blows me away. That is where that person's brain goes. Yeah they're also not. They're not acknowledging that everybody. Who came here? Helped build the place. Some without even getting paid. So. You know listen. We all say Dumb Shit, but that's type stuff. I mean past a certain age I mean I I. Don't know I. I. I, actually you know talking about this shit. I don't know that this actually helps anything because people either already agreed with what we're saying, don't. And I just wish there was a sort of a world where you could be like saying like what just happened to you. Where you can actually sit down, and why are you? Why did you feel like you had to be the Mass Nazi? At Bert? Why did you see like in what from your childhood made you immediately go to con- rather than like a you know. We're more than six feet away and Blah Blah Blah Blah. Blah Blah doesn't matter. You know and it's just like there is something annoying in general about somebody telling you what to do. Yeah the other. I mean.
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"It's. It's fucking horrible. The way business is done the dishonesty of business. And That fucking people can do shit like that and then sleep at night like. Not Saying I'm a perfect person, but I don't know how you just fucking steal from people like that, and that's what they'll do. Because I have a bad feeling they're going to treat. If you stay they WANNA be. They gotta get there fucking. piss on it. So I was party you starting it? And then you fucking podcast for fifty years and you left that aged fucking forty years ago and you still pay them. Your. That's what they want and then what they want. They don't just want that one. They want thousands of that. and. Then I can just sit. There may infinity pool with my Mountain Coke my horse. You know. As. You just give away money. You don't need to give away. You just don't need to do it. You don't need them to do it and I. Bet that they're going to use their leverage their position of power to say like well. We only straight across the board unless you do this. and. That's when it's going to separate the men from the boys. You have to believe in your talent and not give into it. I fucking hated to I. Hate I hate the way businesses done would much as I hate. TRUMP GONNA have a rally in Tulsa knowing what Tulsa means to African, American people what happened there and just being so blatant overt. With this racing because I'm not a political guy I. Don't tell people who to vote for. This guy has fucking hate hard. You can't. You can't not say something. It's like Jesus Christ. Buddy I get it. You concerned. I get it. You know you're under the religious thing I get it. I'm not into that Shit, but I respect that, but this shit here. especially with what's happening, just watching that guy and those people fucking sleep at night. No cases burt. Those you're not listening. This is how much Bert Kreischer has been listening and learning over this last week in nineteen, twenty one. It was the Tulsa Tulsa massacre. There is a little town just south of the tracks, and a shoeshine boy tripped in an in an elevator and landed on a white girl, and she hit him with his purse broker purse trap she went to the cops came and got him the next day when he was hanging out with his friends, and it was a massacre of black people. They went through this town in. Say, we're doing really well. And people were jealous. Yeah, Shit, going on their doctors and lawyers all in this one st and Shit in the elevator. Never fucking happen to way. That lady said it happened. So yeah, it's it's. into. The standing president. Deliberately go there to inflame that. Is, just it's. I don't even I don't even. fucking put it in words. Just amazed I am so fucking as like when I just watching politicians Ho- life, any little thing could take them down. because. They I think because they believed it could take down and he's just like fucking. Shit this guy's doing. When just when it comes to that stuff? All of that other stuff international trade. I don't understand of that, but just as far as like. I understand decency is a fucking human being I. Hate Bullies, and I can't i. don't like bullying. Bullies at all, I think that's what really bothered me about. That's what bothers me when when you look at. Any of these Karen videos that you see you know. The Karen Videos Karen's gone wild. And it's. All coming out going just for the record I have a friend Karen and she's really nice like they are so concerned about their friends named Karen rather than. It's like it's not a. that's just a a name. It's white. Women are doing, and you're a white woman, and your and your focus in this is the white woman named Sharon earns R. N. Word. I it's just fucking. It's it's fucking hilarious and I just you know. The misogynistic side of that. Join the shit out of. Watching white women. Let me. Watch how they try to manipulate their. Fuck it way on this. is do either Karen that I know what time? I got up and take you fucking medicine. Here's. Can? They ever just say you know. You're right. Now. We need to work on that. Did they ever say that? No. Can you ever say enough is a guy of? I've spent this entire. Probably full year eighteen months ever since me started and I heard. People are upset. Have Been One listening motherfucker I. Don't tweet anything. I never talked politically ever really anyway, but I'm curious because like I. I never heard about the Tulsa massacre. I never heard about in my life, right? Heard about it the other day and so many fucking. Racial massacres and employment massacres that have happened in this country through this one in Pittsburgh I did in Pittsburgh where the hotel was. This was before unions were going on, and all the people down the factory wanted to get paid, and not have child labor, and all of this shit, and they sent a militia down there. They were cracking skulls, and they just killed a bunch of people. Came down and just fucking shot him. That was white people on white people. So. Why people do that white people you can imagine? What would go down and the complete lack of being prosecuted? Shit was going on right up until like the as far as like. What was that.
Leader of Florida police union chapter resigns after controversial Facebook post
"A sheriff's lieutenant in Brevard county Florida has resigned after he posted inflammatory recruitment messages on Facebook lieutenant Bert gamin urged officers who were accused of excessive force in other states to find jobs in Florida where he said there are lower taxes no spineless leadership and no dumb mayors rambling at press conferences he added the hash tag law and order Florida here's Brevard sheriff Wayne Ivey I was extremely distasteful and insensitive to our community and also quite embarrassing to our agency and other local law enforcement agencies the sheriff says he was going to fire Gammon but cannot quit after twenty six years
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Although stuff at this point. There's a bunch of women. Listening on net chin. Can you know what it's like to carry a baby? They always have there fucking you know whatever so and going to be honest with you after fucking last night and this morning I whatever. I think they just went. It's just yes. Yes you're right you're right could don't care. I don't care I was playing. It was pointed out to me yesterday. How selfish I have been not being a Dick. She was just pointing out how selfish I've been my whole life with her. We've been together eighteen years. As of yesterday I was our first date was yesterday and was not being addict but she said all the Times that I just said. I'm going for a jog. I'm GONNA go skateboard. I'm GONNA go go. I'm going I'm going to do this. I'm going to do that and I couldn't deny it. They were all very accurate. I do that all the time but I was like. I didn't have never come back for like. Yeah but you did. She was like an. I just took care the girls said the like all the stuff and I was like faulk. I wasn't prepared for this argument but Bert. You also provide an incredible. I'm GONNA stop you right there bill. You're not allowed to say that in my house who you're not allowed to say that my house either he asked if the role was reversed. Would you ever hear the end of it? Would you ever hear the end of it? The answer is no. Don't you ever acknowledged your hard work makes money for people to live in this out now? What you're doing their part is you're throwing it in her face. That's right it is it is. I haven't done one of these podcasts. In a while I love my wife to defecate. I'm just saying there are ride is two sets of rules. Ho is a feisty one burt God you know I was thinking. Today I was trying to think of the advice. You would give a young guy out what to look for in a wife because I do love my wife and I love that. We've been together seventy days in this house today. She trying to snapped and was like I was in the kitchen. And she wasn't being a bitch but she was like I was going to a social distancing party at a friend's house and she's going and I was like I don't know I and I was like I don't feel comfortable with at all with even feel like everyone should just be in the house and she goes. It's been seventy days we've been in this house seventy days. We haven't gone anywhere like let the kids have a break there. They're going to be fine. It's going to be safe. So social distancing part of what is said how long was World War. Two and along those people in London stay in their basements. I wish I I wish I I have be in these arguments were. You're your romancing the fact that I actually have a one hundred percent deep relationship. Then I'll tell you that little fuck in line about the blitzkrieg wouldn't get you. I you such an asshole. That's all you would get where I would go with. That arrived like good. I hope she goes there and she gets cove it and then we all get it. Walk around and can't smell or taste anything on fucking ventilators you can be like yeah angle having.
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Doesn't I was thinking a WHO would say that? I don't know but do kids from and then took out a condom is able to maintain my erection despite the temperature outside all right where I think. We're we're up against it here. Man Another quick ninety minutes really. No one crazy andro yes nine okay cool. What do you playing? You gotta go. Wake the baby up. She doesn't get up to like four so I was actually going to go on a little hike and try to get some of this fucking energy off of me on a little easier now. That's my big thing that I know my wife. I just heard my wife. The Horn beat for my car. My wife just pulled up to the front yard league. Look at that worked out. Perfect bill is he. Is it easier when the kids are older? Dude I let's get into that the next podcast. You the octaves. Yeah Oh yeah. Oh Yeah I know because you don't know who the hanging out with. What the fuck they're doing today. I said I wish they invented a drug test piece lip where you could just put it in the toilet and it will be like there's enough remnants. She's been smoking something boy. I don't think I don't think either of my kids have tried marijuana but I would like to know like I would like like. I'm just curious in upper ago. You know she goes on these bike rides every night because she wants to like clearer head so I let her go on. These bike rides. That was like when I was in fucking tenth grade. I got on a bike. Ride Gotten High. Come home but like all right. I'm going to listen to music Guys so it's like I'm adding symes I would have committed. The upside is despite the fact that you did that. You still got to where you're at so I'm trying to spend it positively perfect growth someday. I'll just I'll say to my daughter. I'M NOT GONNA lie. I'M NOT GONNA lie to her about the dumb shit that I did but I'm also what age are you going to tell you? The truth is the question when she asked me ten years old. You ever smoke pot. Yeah stupid a wish. I didn't I wish I never fucking drank the way I did. I did damage for fourteen years to my body. I wish I could have back and when you do it it never comes back in. You only get like you know. I'll just tell it until it about you know all the friends that I had that died in odid in all of this shit. It's like it's not fucking game in. It's just something when you're young. It's just like a dumb thing that you do and I was not an addictive personality but I got a myself to a point where I I now I opened Pandora's box to a point where I lost the ability to just sort of have a beer. I think I could do it. I don't know but the thing is that you just immediately go in you. Pick up where you left off as if you listen talking about drinking. I'm not talking about. Oh man it's a hot day. I would love to have a nice ice cold fucking or Guinness. I'm not saying that I'm saying book Deidre. And in a shot I am ready to find your Bango. Bingo Bango Yeah. Now I realized that I a binge eater. I'm a raider like whatever I fucking do. I just I fucking get into it and then I like this helicopter should I was like dude. I'm GonNa take this all the way to being an instructor. Learn how to fuck teach somebody like. I have to watch out for that because that is why I was like I did well with comedy in show business but then if I take that same business model and apply it to boost things. Go off the rails all right well enjoy your hike and. I know that doesn't sound exciting. It all all right all right Bert. Andrew thank you guys thank you everybody listening. And let's keep our fingers crossed for May Fifteenth. That that you know somehow this is all going to magically go away. Yeah or brother. Hey this has been another edition of the bill. Bert pod cast. I don't like that you do the delay because then it leads the camera on me like all right. Go Fuck yourselves. I'll see you later..
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"I'M GONNA Change People. The maybe I would. The around I went I went radio. Silent Real quick when Ari went fucking full Koby went radio silent real quick. I mean you know. There's there's an art to that. It was weird too. Because I'm not that guy but then you go then you go like. No one was such a hard thing to depend his. I don't want to talk about because I don't want to take that shit back up long I love are yeah yeah so anyway. What you drinking diet coke no booze. This week I'm going to drink Friday. Though I love and respect and I I think borderline envy envy the new Bert Kreischer. I who can dip in and dip dude anybody can quit bows and not do it and be miserable around the house. Anybody can do that but to no you got a problem get your head around and still be able to dance with the devil every once in a while and then say. I've had enough steepness Sharon on tonight. No second base for you booze. That's amazing almost say edible Friday just a light one because I was like I wanted something to kind of razzle indirect coke. You have a light edible diet coke. I wanted so I needed. I wonder if some razzle-dazzle like a treat at the end of the night but then I just thought I was like I don't want to need it because if I like it then. I'll go definitely doing this Saturday night so I was like. I love razzle dazzle. I.
How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World
"What are social norms? So this is a great question and as a cross cultural psychologists. I tried to understand this really puzzling. Phenomena of culture culture is one of these puzzles because it's omnipresent. It's all around us but it's invisible like we tend to ignore it all the time and it's like the story of two fish. Were there swimming along? And they pass another fish. Who says how's the water boys and they swim on and wants US the other? What the Hell is water and for fish? This invisible thing is waterboy for humans. It's culture and a big part of culture is social norms or these unwritten standards for behavior that sometimes become more formalized in laws and rules but nevertheless we follow social norms all the time endlessly without even realizing it and we have to really understand their impact on social behavior. And that's why I wrote the book. That's so cool. Well thank you for writing it and for shyness late on this. But certainly there's individual differences in them like dark triad people. You know people who score high on the dark triad Scales and Machiavelli's and narcissism psychopathy. They they don't like social norms. They are versed. Do it. Well you know I've right in the book about sort of individual differences in people who like or dislike social norms rulemakers rube acres. You can think about the analogy of the chaos quarter. Muppets exactly like think about sesame. Street like the chaos. Muppets are like you know. Cookie Monster and you know and animal who loved to just create chaos. And don't follow rules by Ernie and Bert actually and Kermit the frog who love rules and I actually have tight-loose mindset quiz on my website where you can find out. Where do you veer in terms of mindsets people who like tightness really notice rules? They have a lot of impulse control. And they like structure. People who beer lose tend to ignore rules more often. They're more impulsive. But they're more creative and more open minded book. I talk about the advantages and disadvantages of this construct across levels from nations to neurons from states to organization. So it's something that I think about as a fractional pattern which is repeated pattern of phenomenon across different levels and I tried illuminate why titans differences evolve in the first place at Cross levels and what what consequence love the link that to creativity. Some people have. I wonder how that relates to some people. Argue that Asian cultures are less creative? You know then. Do you think that some of that can be explained by sort of the laser looseness titan of the culture itself? Yes so in our first analysis tight. Lucy was across thirty something nations where we were able to classify nations as veering Erg loose. Even knowing that all nations have tightened elements and some countries like Japan and Singapore China. Beer tighter than places like Brazil and New Zealand and the Netherlands Brazil anything goes indicators of Titus was the accuracy of clocks and how coordinated crops are city streets tight cultures the quad city streets. Pretty much say the same thing but in loose cultures like Brazil or Greece entirely. Sure what time it is because the clocks around you say a lot of different things and that speaks to something. That really is about the tight lose. Tradeoff tight cultures have a lot of order and loose cultures a lot of openness and that means that both have strengths and liabilities. Depending on your vantage point so your question about creativity. We have found that across nations across states. 'cause organizations that are tight. They tend to have less novelty idea generation than loose cultures by. What's interesting and we're finding this recently. Is that each. Has its own strengths. In terms of innovation. So who's cultures can create a lot of ideas but tight cultures can implement that much better so in fact both again have strengths that can be brought to bear on a common issue like innovation. Oh great have you read Richard Florida's work at all and the credit? Yeah the creativity class and yeah and at the city level. Also I think he's really staying. That's right because this also differs state by state within America rate. Do you think like is there a south difference versus? I don't know I don't WanNa grossly stereotype things without you. Actually telling me what the data says so in one of the chapter in the book. I talk about how we can move beyond red vs blue right right. In fact we have a paper in the Journal. Precedes National Academy that rank orders the fifty states into the tight and loose and often? You're saying that the South tends to actually of your tight. They have more strict rules. They have more order to some extent they have less creativity. They're also more polite so the route estates are the loosest states which tend to be on the coasts but those states had to have more creativity like like you surmised and so what got me does that we can kind of look at different different states now through a new Lens. One of the more important things that I talk about in the book is why these differences evolve in the first place and what we find across nation states etc is that groups. That have a lot of threat. Whether it's from Mother Nature like chronic disasters are famine or other human types of threats pathogens or population density or invasions tend to veer tighter. And the logic's pretty simple when groups have a lot of threat. They need rules to coordinate to survive and norm provide that they help people to actually control themselves in difficult situations and the titus states in the US tend to have more threat. They have more pathogens have more disasters and so forth and so there's some kind of logic to why groups evolved to be tighter loose. I mean with that sad and we could talk about it later. Threats now are whether perceived or real tend to produce the same psychology and. That's something nowadays that we're dealing with more. And more in terms of how tight who's manifesting itself in politics and in other contexts where threat is less objective and more
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"I don't know listen. You're talking about somebody who was looking up. Nfl titles okay. Like I am. I may soon to be fifty two year old man. So when's your birthday in a couple of months? Yeah you're all the differences also bill but you're someone that like when that I remember that kid came up like just we're at the breakfast news like the kids. I just WanNa let you know man your voice for generation. You're you're immediately someone like shut the fuck up. No I'M NOT. Thank you goodbye like you're someone who doesn't take compliments. Well that is true. But it's taking a compliment. Well Fuck and flipping a bat after. He hit a fucking home run. I mean there's got to be a happy medium. I could definitely work on taking compliments. Well but the other thing too is you are a lunch pail median. Where you and I do that. Because you can't let that you you I should let it in and say thank you but you start letting that shit in you start thinking that Shit and if you start walking around thinking what. I'm a voice of a generation dude. Your comedy is immediately going to go. It's going to go down because then now it's just like you don't have anything to learn so my thing is like how what's the next thing. I gotta get better at. Yeah I think that's I think that that's why you're comic is that you don't like the. I've always been where deflect compliments 'cause I go. I if I if I if I listen to the not not because of your reason but for me if I listened to the complement and I take it to heart that I've got to listen to the Constructive criticism and take it to heart. And I do not. WanNa listen to that. I gotTA listen. I hate compliments but I love a funny insult. Funny Insoles one thing. He's reading rather have somebody come up and shit on me in a funny way not in a personal way. That would hurt but as far as I like compliments like anybody else but like I. I'm trying to get better. You know you go. Hey thanks a lot. You get your eyebrows up. Oh thank you but I loved it like a fucking robot. Go you know. Put your eyebrows up like hey why is it just keeps going and then what are you doing like you? Fucking eyebrows hurt all right. You like my Shit yolks thank you. Yeah I I want you to do is to leave and feel like I gave you. Your money's worth enough that you wanna see me again so I can keep living the dream. That's all I need. I don't need these people out there. When they don't get on a list they call up the fucking publicists guy number seven and I'm only number. Nine o'clock are people coming out to your show. Gray all good. I just said to They're opening comedy clubs next week. Oh good yeah I mean. It's just like he can't let sixty percent of the population go. Homeless has less than one percent. Has the flu yeah. Yeah do you think you'll go out on the road and do any clubs shit? Got Like fucking rearranged and Shit clubs clubs. I don't I don't Wanna I don't WanNa take nights away from guys that needed clubs alike. I know where I was that when I was in clubs. Okay I needed that GIG. All right I feel like doing theaters which I'm blessed enough to do. I write it out for a couple of all sorted out in like I just WanNa see like you know five thousand comedians all trying to get a weekend at the fucking Irvine Improv. I think that's going to happen but what I think should happen. What what I think could happen. And they would some clubs would need. Dc IMPROV could use a weekend with bill Burr. Maybe like a two just to make sure that they woke me across the fucking country. You fucking Asshole. Only so that. Why couldn't it be fucking Reno Collier? What a Renault. Wait what color sounds like Reno Reno. Collier is a comedian. Oh colleague I think you said color. No he said why. Couldn't it be Reno and I was like no they they could every no but what I'm saying is to get the club back on the fee to get the wait staff tipped out nice to make sure that they have a like a cleaned up weekend. Ask Again Bert. Why are you giving I ask again? I ask again is is now my favorite thing. I'm doing that with my wife. I ask again. Why didn't you make me breakfast in bed? No I will ask again. I just love how I love the realness the royalty of it I ask again. 'cause it puts so much depth to the thing you just ask. I will ask again. Has Anyone seen my cell phone right? I love the continous that people come with on social media. I'm letdown you Bert. You're like fucking let you give. You should lay in bed with me one night here. I'll let down. I am in myself. I think you always go at what they look like. You go to their fucking profile and you go right after what they look like my best work ever with. Somebody said hey bill. Don't you think you're a little bit old to be Blah Blah Blah and? I just looked at his head shot and I just went. Don't you think your little old to be taking selfies on a bridge during the know what that means but he took a Selfie on a bridge? And it was just fucking funny. I love when people I love and other people will take. Someone's someone post something and then you'll see everyone someone. Just with time in their hand will go through all their pictures and then start picking apart and goes wait it you adopt that dog. And then there you can see like just the unraveling of humans now if you watch that Don't fuck with cats what they got out of. Just that little fucking clip like people fucking this psychos this. I mean in that one. That was a good thing because they stopped a bad if applied correctly. I guess it's a good thing but like it's funny what you focus on when you shoot something versus other people see. I did I shaved my chest. I trim the line here so I guess told me shaved so the packs and I put a video up on instagram of me. Showing its Ileana. Look stupid looks horrible but I showed Leeann Leeann Buchan. Make Fun all. I look at that video. Right is my chest to Leeann. That's all I see. Is those things I don't. I didn't see anything else. I posted it and then when Whitney tax to me like how much Rogaine do you need? And then I look. And there's like Rogaine lined up all like and look it look around and I'm like Oh this is a real glimpse into my life and who I am. No that's a that's a psycho move. I knew that psychos going. And they're trying to figure out your life like the joke was that I can't just see that. Nana I'm GONNA fuck in. I'M GONNA look into your your world. Whitney didn't hear the joke she went. Wait you toothbrushes while you're toothbrushes. I'm not saying she's a cycle. I'm just saying like our US. I think that's just everybody's commented on the basic thing so then they gotta be like the clever one to notice your fucking surfboard in the background is some shit. What's up with that? That old lady couch in front of the surfboard did your grandmother just died. And you got that laughing my ass off shaking my head. Whatever the fuck it is they do. There's my thermos yeah. I don't know we could wrap this up. Yeah we should wrap this up. I will ask again. When were we going to wrap this up all right? Well that's another edition of the bill. Burr PODCASTS are opening comedy clubs up in every state or some states. Texas Nashville in Omaha. Here that's right you don't tell red states what to do. No no but it's also it's more rural out there. I think there's few people in Omaha that habit right now so I think they're like let's just go back to work. I love it good for them. Good for that. That's good. That's good. Yeah it's GonNa work everything's GonNa be fine per se. It's going to be fine. We'll be fine bill. Is it going to be fine? That'd be fine all right well. Congratulations on your one. Night Bender in the fact that you're back on the On the fucking wagon. Yeah I got in and out no barely any marks. I'm upset that you told me that story because guess what I'm thinking of doing please. And if you do let me come over to your house and do it with you. Let's have a one night Bill Bert. Drinking podcasts will do it on. Zoom will invite five hundred people they can sit in and then everyone pays an admission and that money goes to a good cause. I ask once again. Will you get drunk for Joe? Six pack a all right. Love Your Bird. I'm glad you're back on the wagon and now that you have that skill set. I hope I have some day. Thank you Andrew. Thank you for listening once again. Thanks for watching during the like the bill. Burr pod cast all right. Thank you so much say next time. You Buddy I'll see you guys..
Missed lessons from the Ebola Outbreak
"This is Dr Michael Wilks. With a second opinion history in general and the history of medicine in particular is greatly underappreciated. For the lessons it can teach US scholars. Tell us that those who cannot remember. The past are condemned to repeat it. Well it seems that valuable lessons learned in the recent past around epidemics have been ignored and disregarded for example although there are differences between the novel Corona Virus Cova Nineteen and the abol outbreak. There are valuable lessons that we missed. What's similar between the two diseases is the fear the distrust of government recommendations the role of the family and spreading the disease the importance of social distancing and the lack of a plan to attack the illness. Dr Brian Bird is a leading veterinarian. An infectious disease epidemiologist and the associate director of UC Davis one health institute. He's worked on the front lines of the Bulla epidemic and other epidemics round the world. He says the major lesson we might have learned was simply to have a plan being prepared or at least having a plan to be prepared is is the key doctor Bert. Also points out that. When Ebola was first recognized in west Africa the concept of a spreadable lethal virus was a totally new concept. That virus was a completely new disease to the people living in that region. They had no experience with the boulevard versus much like the job. Now for Cove it just like with Corona early in the Ebola outbreak. There was also fear no testing and a huge need for socialized relation that tore families apart. There were no treatments or vaccines for either a bowl or Cova and there was a fragmented healthcare system required to care for a large number of sick people and there was no trust in the public health response to prevent the healthy from getting sick West Africa. Bola was a warning to the world. Bit viruses will emerge from relatively distant and remote places. But what we've done no places remote and distant anymore because of the transportation networks whether it'd be roads airplanes in disease management it is essential that people trust their government and believe that they are telling them the truth you look in West Africa. There was a period of time when there was a lot of mistrust and disbelief that the disease was real so in the early months there were large campaigns that just to say a bola is real. There were many opportunities to learn from the Ebola outbreak. That were missed. A lot of those lessons learned have been laid by the wayside because it was appeared that that diseases the disease over there not here. Dr Bird explains the health of the people depends on a strong and coordinated government response during the Ebola outbreak governments in west Africa. Were eventually very heavy handed. But communities came to understand that self isolation was in their own self interest governments need NBC Straw and have a consistent and thoughtful approach to how they want to tackle the emergencies of the day. Today there are important lessons. That could be learned. Some countries and states and cities that could greatly benefit others it requires a willingness to learn and an openness to recognize that. We are all very much in this together. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second
Learning Visiolinguistic Representations with ViLBERT w/ Stefan Lee
"Art of one. I am here at nervous. Twenty nineteen and I am with Stephan. Lee Stephan is an assistant professor at Oregon State In the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Stephan. Welcome to the toy cast. Yeah thanks for inviting me absolutely. Let's talk a little bit about your background before. We dive into some of the many things that you're presenting here at the conference. Sure sure so I DID MY PHD at Indiana University. And most of my work there was sort of on the core computer vision side. So how do I use computer vision to help? Scientists do various tasks zoo. Lots of it was replacing. What would otherwise be human labeling tasks? Okay I I get bored quickly. So in my post DOC extended out to vision in language. So I'm thinking about Problems where an agent tasked to reason about visual input and linguistic input so it s not only understand the visual content to express that understanding by creating language or responding to language things like that and his visual question answering one of the tasks that is interesting. You Yep so. Visual question answering. I've got a number of pieces of work on topic. Okay there's also things like captioning or doing digital dialogues are multi-round Qa. Stylings dialogues. Okay and then. Lately I've been extending out to task that not only have vision language but also some form of action so he's our Language tasks situated and embodied contexts. Where an agent test to see and talk and move to accomplish some sort of task and are the agents that were referring to here they simulated agents mostly. They're saying Leonard agents but some recent work has sort of extended out of the simulator into physical platforms with some surprising success. Okay what's an example of a platform that you're using for simulation over the robotic further robotics on the body Saturday What's the kind of dimensionality? How Complex are they? Yeah so most of the workers even working on so far has been on this pie robot platform which is something that Facebook has recently released. Which is wonderful. Low cost robotic platform local. But I think they call it. That has a really nice interface for machine learning practitioners. Oh really so I have not come across. It's worth looking out so it's You know you can say from tyrod. Import robot and then robot go forward one meter and that sort of the level of the interface. So I'm real machine learning persons robot for things like navigation in grasping so here at the conference. You've got a number of presentations that you're and posters you're involved in Will talk about One of them in most detail. Vilbert about what are some of the others that you've been focusing on sure? So this year I'm presenting number things. He said One of them is one of these embodied tasks so it's a work on what's called vision in language navigation where an agent is sort of spun never before seen environment and given a natural language navigation instruction something like go down the hall turn left at the Wolf head and the Stop on the third bedroom the one with the yellow bedspread or something like this so instructions or this mix of trajectory clues like go forward and turn left and Works and visual grounding landmarks. Knuckling and then the goal is to have an agent that can reason about all of this while actually following that path in simulated world. What are the prior that the agents bringing into this environment? Does it already know what a wolf head is or is it need to figure that out from training so it's a tricky question A Lot of vision in language and we'll touch on this in Vilbert Sort of starts from a set of pre-trade image features instead of pre-trading language features what it doesn't have as a sense of grounding so it may be able to represent a wolf head visually and it may understand the word. Wolf head but the connection between the visual incarnation of a wolf head and then the term isn't there that you expect to learn during the specific task though in Vilbert. The point is that we're trying to P- retrain grounding itself and so you've got the agents paper Yup and then there's Vilbert and then I'm also giving a talk at a workshop on emerging communication. So if you have a agents that interact to perform some task and you want them to share information between each other or communicate How could you make that communication protocol? More interpretive Humans and one way to do that is to make them actually use sort of discreet symbols. So somebody that looks like a word More or less. That doesn't necessarily have that meaning and then the talk is about. How do we make these these communication protocols? Morte now this whole field was kind of. I don't know if popularizes the right word or Villain is a few years ago with the facebook Those two agents that said to develop their own coded language. Yeah Similar kind of vein of of research. Here Yeah except for the fact that we we want understand what the code is right. Yeah Yeah that was the dealer Nodia. Paper had some similar similar goals. Yeah Yeah And so it's an innocence. Kind of merging the field or the desire for explain ability into this emergent communication work. Yeah Yeah and it If you're thinking about building agent that eventually will work with the human communications up being a big part of that. That's how we organize ourselves so making sure that we understand what agent is saying What we're saying is sort of one of the goals my research but not constrained necessarily by English not necessarily an agent to come up with its own stuff if we can map it back some space that has human like structure. That would be fine right so rather than having a unique unique word for the concept of Red Ball would prefer the agent to have a word for red that modifies. A word for ball. So even if it's not English it's something we can map back to a way that we understand How language works so Vilbert What's over all about? Yeah so I hit on this a little bit ago but billboards about learning the associations between the visual incarnation of concept and the linguistic Concept and this is sort of tricky because most people instantly hallucinate the visual part of something whenever they hear the word. When it's when I said Wolfe had. I assume a lot of people immediately. Thought of like game of thrones type of things And there was some visual concept that got brought to mind but the machines don't buy automatically have you can you can learn language and just in a linguistic context and in fact that's what most of natural language processing does is just learning based on its association with other words likewise on the visual side. You're just sort of learning to represent some sparse set of classes and those classes often relate to specific nouns. But they don't have a sense of closeness right so there's new idea that the feature for a cat should be close to the future for Tiger because they're related linguistically or uncertain taxonomy so the point of Vilbert is to try to learn these associations between vision and language directly and this is something we usually call visual grounding out of worker. And so what's the the general approach there presumably in involves Burt transformer former models the name. Yeah so if you look at the Bert models and some of the big successes in NLP. It's these large self supervised tasks so they take a large language Corpus and they learn certain little things to build supervision from unlabeled data so they'll their mascot a few words and have them re- predict it based on the other linguistic context other Alaska sentence follows another sentence in text. And what we find analogues for that in the language space. So there's this data set called conceptual captions. That came out recently. Which is this massive out. On the order about three million Image text pairs where they just found images online. That had all text so some human had provided alternative text for people usually for people who visual impairment You might interact with us by melting over image and it produces some some tex tag. They did some processing on top of that. But is this sort of Webley supervised state where they scraped office down and now the images filtered for kind of symbol simple kind of image types of or are they just raw whatever's out there across the board from everything from flicker style images to pictures of maps. And things like that so it's pretty pretty broad but that's sort of where we start our data source and we perform similar self supervised trainings where we're masking out. Certain amid parts of the image just random and then asking it to reconstruct those given the rest of the image and language and likewise were asking does the sentence match with this image or not or masking out parts of the language and having reconstruct from the image on the text. So we're designing this sort of self supervised multi modal task with this large weekly supervised status. And what we get at the end is a model built some representations that bridge between vision language and then fine tune that for a wide variety of other
Spurge is the Word
"Name's Nathan Taylor and I I've been studying you for is for about the about seven years now. Hey Sand Yeah and I particularly focus on a little group called the section Nisa film which is sort of the San Matt like Lance so like spotted spurs prostrate splurge those weedy plants that you get your Your Line Darden. That have that White Milky Sap yet. It's cool that the you know. Those are something I grew up recognizing I mean. I didn't know what they were as a child. But it's it's a familiar group of plants to me you know. I think a lot of people that don't live in arid regions at least. That's probably their main introduction to the Spurs family. But I'm curious. What brought you to this in the first place. We always plant person. And how did you discover you four? Ac's kind of your your focus. Yeah so the main way that I found plants is I live in Dallas. I at the time and I was told by my family that we were moving out to the desert. And where you know. There wasn't really any lush vegetation at all and in the spring. I just saw all kinds of wildflowers and being the kind of person that I am. Naturally I wanted to identify every single one that I saw hand. It just kind of snowballed there now. How I got interested in You. Four via is. I had a mentor of time. Whose name is Bert Williams. And he he knew basically all of the local on the southern highpoints Texas and you four was really just the one group that he sort of just assigned the genus name to and didn't even try with a species. So I I sort of took. That is a challenge and from there when I went to Soros to get my Bachelor's and master's I decided that the best way to study these things would be just a photograph every species in the specimen cabinet. And then go back and look at those at home. Well it turns out that some of the species. That photograph were actually misidentification. Ooh that that added a at an added another Another way to sort of you know. Just push me right into into the groove things. That's a really interesting dive into this world. And from a standpoint of sort of species identification and taxonomy I mean some of the Spurs family's pretty easy to recognize although there's probably plenty of minute details but others can be pretty cryptic which I'm guessing lens to some of the taxonomic end species. Id Confusion You just mentioned definitely. Yeah I mean every every time I go to a herbarium I ended up with a a really good big Saka misidentified before so. This is a big family. And it's one of those that every time I think I have my finger on the pulse of what's going on. I see a few representatives that completely blow my mind in. Send me for a loop but how do you begin to even focus in a family as large as before be acn? I guess from there. We can kind of talk about the subdivisions within that group. Right so I mean the the big thing with you for AC. I mean I'm not. I'm not a huge expert on four. Ac as a whole but but it's really sort of divided by the power structure. You know some some species have pedal some don't Actually probably most of them are money. Isis and then with you for specifically you have the ATM and the site in is is sort of this. Modified infrared essence. That looks like a flower. It's sort of like the composite family in that. It has this the Sudan via this false flower that made up of of an invalid occur and then Various flowers in the middle of it. It is pretty wild to think about that in the context of it being in fluorescence in. It's one of those things that when you say or see anyone on the Internet say you forget. Flowers already. Goes actually. It's a safe but it is a really fascinating structure in it. I'm guessing is kind of what makes you for AC unique or one of the characters that Kinda unites a lot of them Under this taxonomic umbrella definitely and it. It is the essentially. The uniting structure of Euphoria message genus very cool. So how did you end up falling? Into the subgroup Are With the chemist icy type growth form that we've mentioned earlier something that I think a lot of people especially if you live in urban areas or have a sidewalk near your house can probably recognize so it fits into a couple of categories for me that I sort of came to appreciate early on and For whatever reason I really like we species and I really like plants that are small and so this is spit imperfectly for me. And in the fact that the Trans Pecos region of Texas. Which isn't that far away for. Me Is sort of the center of diversity for the group. That's sort of where the plants evolved initially he? The region has sort of a representative of all of the major lineages within this within the section. Oh that's really cool. And so they've just sort of radiated outwards from there and made their way up into the super tempered areas. I'm guessing now because of human activity can be found over a much wider range than the initially would have in a natural setting right right. I mean that that said the you know the the group is actually to diversified on its own worldwide. Yeah so I mean except for the Arctic climates course but yeah it especially in desert. The plants love desserts and really sort of exploded in biodiversity In desert regions around the world. That's excellent and in thinking about the success of a group like this that can conquer so many different types of habitats. I you just said the desserts I see them in temperate zones see them in wet habitats. See them in prairies. A lot of that comes down to the fact that they figured out how to utilize a lot of different types of photosynthetic systems. Right yes yes and actually it is the only see for Winnie edge in phobia and within the section. You actually have both see photosynthesis and an intermediate to photosynthesis which not many people know about. I didn't know that that the but yeah. So it's it's a cool sort of intermediary step that uses a a two carbon molecules sort of funnel the the Co two to the bundle sheath cells instead of a a c four molecule like malic acid and came ascites also has a single C. three plant. Euphoria and Gus Sir. So C four photosynthesis really did serve. Diversify I with this section in this film group he I may have mentioned And basically that sort of the old genus name for it so still switching taxing on gears a little bit if I if I say that that's okay. It's hard to keep up sometimes especially with such complexity in morphology in types in you know this is a group. People generally pay attention to so. Of course there's going to be a lot of changes and updates. But I'm GONNA on the subject of photosynthetic Percy it may be the only genus known that also had as pam it has all those for photosynthetic systems so like the the second species in Africa. He those are actually cam plants so like like tactile out West so you have a wad of diversity in this group as far as photosynthetic systems. It's pretty wild because you know they're plants. Photosynthesis is kind of the main stay of that entire lineage of organisms for the most part and to think about all of the variety in that system you could possibly have. I mean just the thought that there could be an intermediate step between this the C. Two thing that I had never even heard of before until now and I'm wondering if you know is there any indication of what the sort of the end type was for this group or for you phobia in general or is it kind of independent evolutionary trajectories depending on where these originated in how they diversified into what kinds of habitats right right so the the origin of euphoria in general? Masada occur in sort of the South Pacific islands around New Caledonia And it sort of a one of a most ancestoral fees. It's actually not a euphoria. It's I can't remember Gina's name off the top of my head but it has a site apium but it's not quite as well structured as a regular you forget ended sort of a sort of a shrub plants in in that area now the the origin of section in this film. I know a lot more about their a lot of really cool features that sort of unite this group but one of the main things is that I mean it it. It evolved from plants. That looked more. Like let's say the gophers purge so like four elaborate before the rigid That sort of SEO like structure the seventeen setiawah basically it. It has this of main stem with with alternate leaves But the emperor essence is sort of KSM with the world of leaves at the base and then it has Casal Branson's That sort of come off that importance and all on that occasion it has opposite leaves he in section and this film they only have opposite leaves. They don't have any alternate leaves at all and that sort of led to the speculation that basically announce analogous to a an import about SC group
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"Human skin covering several chair seats skulls on his bed posts female skulls with some of the top sawed off bowls made from human skulls. Ecorse it made from human tour. He must've done the thing we take the top of the skull off. And you make one of those avocado bowls and then use the FEMUR. That'S THE NEXT ONE. Avocado bowl made from human skin. He was back then. You know that he's just he was getting. He must've at some point when he was walking around his house. He must've it's you know like post jerking off. You know that clarity you have. He must have had that at some after some kill. Just be sitting there. And he's washing up on the sink. Stop this I'm going to clean this house up. I gotta get rid of this evidence. The COPS ARE GONNA come a belt made from female human nipples. That's got I mean I'm just judging by my nipples that's gotta be forty forty nipples. How do I know? So much about your nipples carnival. Don't WANNA stuffed animal. A lamp shade made from the skin of human face. Nine late Volvo back late. The guy's face like it would show up because he turned on like the last thing I have on. Save this insane masks. Made FROM THE SKIN OF FEMALE. Ed's this guy was he had no internet. Who was the Tiger Woods of Syracuse? Like if you have a win over Tiger Woods House he has all the fucking trophies. You just walked all of those. It's like that going to Jordan's house except rather than NBA Championship Trophy. Skulls and skin. Face face skin. This skin gene was not only was the silence land based on him so as psycho based on Jean. Oh yeah so as Jamie parts of his he is like you know he's the Brando. He's the James Brown. You those people who just they just take it so far. In the beginning you can't surpass what they did creatively as far as killing people and then doing shit with the bodies. I mean but I would have to say other countries need to weigh in and I'm talking to you eastern Europe and where else ghoulish people eastern Russia. Now you never seen those Texas chainsaw massacre was based on him. Yup Psycho was based on him egging. This is insane but I'm still blown away like no. He hadn't seen this in popular culture. He was by himself like came up with it on his own. I wouldn't let my cutting her skin offer facing me wearing it for a day. Or like I'm GonNa make her waste from her nipples down to her stomach. I'm GonNa make a course it and then I'll wear that that's insane love to have a cover for my ironing board. And then we walk around town and he looked with some tall lanky guy with bitch hips and he would just take off the back and can you imagine how much would laugh at this era. When people say we're getting turned up compared to his you WanNa talk about earns UK tried collecting nipples and then sewing them together. I mean what a fucking he was the Walt Disney of serial killers like just guy ahead of his time he he really was and Wall Dark. I because his wife died his mother so his mother died early on. That's why all those fucking asshole Disney things they always got. Bam all of them for what happened in Waltz. Mom she died. He lost his mom when she was really young. Never looked this up. I never people just told me this. Look on your eyes when you look at you like. I don't know if this was going to be following questions but I'm pretty sure Andrew. You got a fact check for me a house. He bought them who I thought. His mother died when he was young so he was shot by a hunter. And that's why you may ban because his mom got shot by hunter was the Guy Jewish. And that's why he doesn't like juice. We're trying to psychologically great to hear Walt Disney defend being antisemitic today like just have them bring his frozen body back he's got. It throws his body right. That's okay frozen body and they unfreeze them and put them on nightline they're like he's the owner the dodgers Ted Koppel. I just WanNa make sure you know what you're saying here. Did you ever see that one on campus? You know the dodgers when he was just going like black people lack the. I can't say it because people cut this up and make like Hitler he just was like it was like he came here from fuck another time machine. And Ted Koppel was just sitting there. What a head of hair he just was. Just I mean the shit. You swooped down here. I still got a lot left. What are you talking about? I bet you look good man. I sit next year. Look like an ultimatum. Pick but wasn't wait. Wait it would be cool to see back with no idea of cancel quotes or anything and just be like. What are your views on Jews? And he's like Oh address them draws them right like looking around going. This is how we talked when I died when my wasps at what am I was. We're still running shit right but you know it just goes to show you how complex people are the that he could have all that fucking hatred him and then he can still make all those wonderful cartoons. That made kids cry. What a weird I was. I was always impressed by the idea. That a grown man would be like. I want you guys to invest money in like this Mickey Mouse. And then we'll have a big thing where kids walk through the thing like it's such a childish way to view the world but to try to get money from guys that are like back then they were men there you know like they were little suffering the we'll make western he's like no no no like you get a boat takes you around the world and you see around the world just how hard that must have been to pitch. A theme park might have been harbored exploiting child labour. I don't think it's difficult. The theme park part must have been hard to pitch because little rascals I mean I mean they pay it all of them once and that was it. Here's the myth is. Did Bill Cosby by the little rascals. That's really from what I researched on the internet which involves asking the question in clicking on the first answer and taking that his law he did not do it. I haven't seen it little rascal. How sad is it when Spanky gets old old? Well Yeah they still had him. He was just. He went from this cute. Little candidates became sort of this fat fuck rascals Much Abbott and Costello Fifty Cosby didn't buy it it did not by Jesus. What other myths are there? Generally speaking these like these like debunking like a Gerbil which Aguirre's ass we'd like doing the moron. Joe podcast Joe actually does. He's fucking highbrow conspiracies. We're doing the exact Research concepts was there not. Did you ascertain? There was a Gerbil. In his age Rod Stewart had a gallon mccomb pumped out of his stomach. Well I mean come on you. Can't you can't have a gallon or anything in your fucking stomach? Yeah what have you done you fucking Weirdo. I've got a gallon of Bodrogi Gallon of water cheeses. That was that was hanging on that sense. I get the gist as part of your Florida. State Frat initiation your gallon. Ajay's those were like the one that you heard when you're a kid and you're like ought to be true. Affonso Ruby. Ruby are broke his neck to Michael Jackson video. Remember that coca-cola where he did the heads been said he died. They said he broke his neck and head spin. So your parents do not do head spins okay. Those are those are all myths. I never heard that one. Oh that was a big one now. Mike was Excellent Pepsi Commercial. It's not a big one. Big One big in your area down in Gainesville on your fan votes. Hey you know what? Hey Guess who came to see me to stand up. This weekend seem excited. I'm going to guess what the dude from the fucking. Xfl Warrior all the XFL. Oh you know what's funny fucking ran into that that that blonde haired Kid Sunbird. We went to an XFL GAME. It was the xfl. Wildcats versus the fucking. The Dallas renegades. It was also a great time. There's also we have notes though I am not. We do have notes. Yeah I have notes another sports to go okay. You want to start with other sports. Xfl How would you sell this game that you sold? That's how you sell. Tv shows you just how deep shit number one. Let's talk recruiting. We came up with this together by think you would require. You should recruit out of the college conference that is in your area for instance if say of a team playing out of Tampa I would recruit from. Usf Miami Florida State and Florida and then and have all your players. The bulk of your players. You're starters spend your money for the big quarterback and that automatically gives that region of the country pride like our college players that didn't quite make the NFL the CFL fucking you know. This is how good they are. They could probably one year they could probably beat the bears. And I'll tell you why this is. Why because as we're flipping through the brochure or the thing I saw a player on the on the wildcats from Florida State Whitfield wide receiver. And I my instinct was to go get his jersey. That'd Be Fun Jersey to where people are gonNA state school so they should do the. Xfl went to the Florida State Game People. And then when you do that. That's a big sports dot com and goes deep. It would be but it would be. It would make college when they did the draft for the. Xfl Live. You'd WanNa hope to see that your college guys got on the local team sports board. Yeah that was number one. That's my number one. No my second note is stop playing to win. We don't care if you win. Played a play. They should have made it more exciting. Yes because there. Was this big thing that you could have to forward passes on a play which you're not doing the NFL. So I mean it's basically the halfback option but I wanted to see it so I wanted design plays around the fact that you can throw the ball twice as long as you. Behind the line of scrimmage right I would even open it up. Did you can fucking do it past the line. It's a different thing. All right in the fifth over fifteen yards of the line of scrimmage on the other side enemy territory you then the funding could have designing place. I saw it that game. God damnit Bert Kreischer was I saw a bunch of coaches trying to get back to the NFL. It's not what I wanted to see is a fan. The was yelling that game. He was going to pass you. We came.
How Dave Thomas Built Wendy's
"In one thousand nine hundred eighty two rex. David Thomas was born to an unwed. Mother who gave him up for adoption would be raised in poverty by his adoptive father and grandmother and the boy who went by Dave began working in the food service industry at the tender age of twelve after serving the Korean War. As a cook and Mess Sergeant Thomas Partner with a different sort of military man. Colonel Sanders himself. In helping to expand the Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise in the Midwest and among Dave Thomas's suggestions to the white suited in White Bread. Bert Baron was to appear in. Kfc's advertising his own mascot advice. That Thomas would later take himself after founding the Square Patty Burger chain. He named after his beloved daughter. As CEO of Wendy's Thomas would appear in hundreds of TV ads becoming a household name as a friendly. Grandpa with effortless. Homespun charisma like a bizarro. Papa John and as opposed to brothers Dick and Mac McDonald who had their chain legally pilfered by sinister franchising kingpin. Ray KROC Thomas Retain Day to day. Control the chain. He founded up until his
Shaker Heights: Who killed Lisa Pruett?
"Sixteen year old Lisa Pruitt was stabbed twenty one times by an unknown assailant. September fourteenth nineteen ninety and Shaker Heights Heights. Ohio a well to do suburb on Cleveland's east side. Her body was found about one hundred feet from her boyfriend's back door where he lived with his parents and sister. This boyfriend Dan Dreifort had been released from a mental institution. Earlier that day after the murder dance friends gathered to discuss the murder in likely suspects. We'll never know exactly what was discussed at these. Private meetings of grief stricken children but we know that after those meetings dance dance friends. went to Shaker Heights. Police detectives and said they believed Kevin Young had killed Lisa Pruitt out of jealousy over her relationship unshipped with Dan. The police searched Kevin's house and found no murder weapon or bloody clothes. Nothing at all to link him to the crime scene and he had an alibi as the investigation continues an interview with eighteen year old Stanley Kramer. Dreamer implicates Dan Dry. I father and a possible conspiracy of silence by now Shaker Heights. Police Detectives have interviewed reviewed. The men and women who had the means motive and opportunity to commit the crime and they've heard from a handful of teenagers and Shaker Heights high school who regard Kevin Young with hatred and suspicion. The case takes a turn that Monday just three days after after. Lisa's murder that's when the police detectives decide it was Kevin Young who committed the crime. What follows is a statement eight mint by a lead detective in the case which explains how F. B. I.? Pro Filers helped convince them it was probably Kevin who committed. I did the crime on Monday. September Seventeenth Seventeenth nineteen ninety. I was contacted by special agent. Dick ran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Relative to the lease approved. Homicide agent ran. Advise me that he was the the case agent for the Aiming Bhave case and offered to assist us in any way he could. He further informed me that due to the circumstances surrounding the PRUITT case that he would need to inquire choir as to any similarities between the Mahalla Vic improved homicides. I invited agent Ren to come to our station in review our reports and other information that we had accrued each advised that he would visit our station at approximately one PM that afternoon. I was unable to meet with H. Wren when he arrived at the station to the fact that I was at the Cuyahoga uh-huh county prosecutor's office with detective. Sergeant Timothy read preparing a search warrant for the resident of Kenneth Texts Workman agent ran in agent. John done met with other members of the Investigative Bureau in Review reports and evidence from the Homicide upon returning from the county prosecutor's. Office Detective Sergeant Timothy Read Detective Robert Bert Shipping and detective. David executed the search warrant at Twenty six twenty six north Moreland apartment number two. The residents of Kenneth Workman see supplementary suppplementary report. By sergeant read there was nothing of evidentiary value located during the search later that afternoon while searching through several plastic trash bags that were removed the residents of Kevin Young during a search of his residence of Sunday morning. September sixteen of Nineteen Ninety investigators located several documents that contained writings and power phrases. That indicated that Kevin Young had some sort of behavioral problem. The writings referred to Kevin's disdain. For Jews Arabs and blacks you further remarked about his own problems with developing relationships with females other writings revealed as inner feelings when he observed couples male female acting out their affection for one another further further examination of the documents indicated interest in Satanism and neo. Nazism specifically skinheads. There were several documents that refer to suicide after after all the documents were examined contacted agent Ren and advised him as to what we had found. I asked him if he knew anyone. Locally who could review the writings in office in opinion on what they meant Egypt ran referred me to supervisory special agent James Right at the FBI Academy is Behavioral Science Section in Quantico. Virginia I attempted to make contact with agent right but was unable to do so due to the late hour on Wednesday September Eighteenth nineteen ninety. I made contact with ancient right. He asked me to fax him all all available documents relative to Kevin Young. You further related that he would review the documents that same evening. I gathered all the documents thirty seven pages worth and had them facts the agent right. The transmission was completed at twelve thirty four. PM on Thursday. September nineteenth nineteen ninety ten thirty A. M. Egypt right contact me by telephone and advise me that he'd reviewed the writings of Kevin Young and the details of the police report of the murder of Lisa. pruitt he stated that it was his opinion from the information that he it examined that the murder was definitely a quote neighborhood thing unquote and that the person that we were looking for new Lisa. Pruitt Egypt right then gave me a personality profile of what he learned concerning Kevin. Young he related that Kevin's personality profile. Definitely fit that of a person capable of committing the crime in question. He further remarked that we should look at other sexual assaults that have been reported in the past agent right went on to state that Kevin Young has no ego low self esteem. He probably probably realizes that people don't like him. Even offered some suggestions for any further interviews with Kevin Agent Right suggested the Kevin Young interviewed at night the later the better you described Kevin as a night person. He further suggested that the interview should take place in a non threatening environment. Not In an interrogation room. The interviewer must be able to bond with Kevin quote provide a friend unquote. The interviewer should be mature looking articulate intelligent he must not resemble Kevin's father bother or have an authoritative personality Egypt right than proffered the following interview structure. One don't start off the interview by being threatening but to create some anxiety in the subject. Show them something from the scene but it off to the side within his peripheral vision things from the scene might quote tweak him to to give the subject of face saving scenario to Kevin's good and bad quote. He lost control. He's not really responsible. In quote referred referred to his writings quote if I ever lose control of myself withdraw into an alternative world in animal instincts. Takeover this is from essay written by Kevin Young dated January Ninth Nineteen Ninety Three explained that the problem needs to be resolved for be. Be careful not to be judgmental five. Don't be confrontational and six. You can expect a lot of denial for a long long time after speaking with agent right. I advised him that I was not sure that I had an interview with expertise in dealing with the type of personality that he describes I further advised him that depending depending on laboratory results the success or failure of this investigation hinged on the interview with Kevin Young Egypt right offered to assist in any way he could other than personally conducting conducting the interview. I then asked if you would assist in preparing the interviewer. I told him that I would be willing to come to Quantico with the selected interviewer if he could make his staff available to us for whatever period of time that he thought was necessary. Egypt right reiterated that he would help in any way possible on Friday September Twenty First Nineteen Ninety at two PM Egion run agent done members of the investigative bureau chief Ogre. Nick and I met in the conference room. We decided at that meeting. The Kevin Young was our primary suspect suspect and that we should make arrangements as soon as possible to meet with agent right at Quantico agent offered US assistance and advised that he would be willing to accompany us to Quantico for the the interview preparation session after the meeting I contacted agent right in advised him of the results of our meeting. Agent stated that he would be available to meet with us on Tuesday. September twenty-fifth Nineteen Ninety at eleven. Am and that he would be at our disposal for as long as it took to structure our interview.
Anytime Fitness Flexes Franchise Development Plans Throughout Ohio
"Of the things that are all worked on now is how to become better leaders unless we can lead a team we can never ever get the leverage build a big profit company my next guest has done just building a company that has over four thousand was in franchise locations in fifty countries chuck runyon is the co founder of anytime fitness an alternative to big box gyms which typically feature expensive frills that few members numbers actually use or need in contrast chuck and his partner designed smaller neighborhood clubs featuring the things members wanted convenience affordability quality equipment and surprisingly presently personal service in a friendly non timothy facilities chuck welcome to the show congratulations on show five seventy one very cool well congratulations relations on four thousand franchises where did the idea come for for anytime fitness well let me say it's actually closer to five thousand miles and he can't you know we believe what you see on the web i'm surprised we just got back from antarctica first franchise history operate on all seven congratulations quite excited about that thank you very much we started in minnesota in may of two thousand and two so you know over seventeen years ago now and so we're the idea come for chuck well my partner and i were in the fitness faith we we own some of the bigger box stores you know those racquetball whirlpools saunas you've and you know they hadn't forty fifty thousand square feet daycares what we realized that most of our members just came in every day and you've cut to the basket in the street equipment and so we wanted to create a more officiant jim that was far more convenient your culture home closer to work in open twenty four hours or members who come in wherever they want we cannot be the business was more of a boutique is jim instead of fifty thousand square feet right we were before two five thousand square feet and it would be located in typical strip mall where you'd find a copy shop a sandwich enrich shopping and dry cleaners and so it was very close to home and work you know we enabled technology to get members twenty four seven access and then we'd be franchising using other people's passion in capital all gro- this around the country back in two thousand two and obviously it's been a wonderful success and the industry continues to grow to in fill at the end of the day just about unlocking you no that convenient for our member it's interesting because we talked earlier this month with rui bukava and he talks about the trends that are coming down the line and one of these talks about is revival all their people are going back to things that were simpler and it seems that anytime fitness is really a simpler time when it was a smaller gym and just like in your home you go work there anytime you you want yeah you're gonna find all the big you know the equipment you find in a big club but in a smaller setting therefore it's more convenient it's more comfortable right it's less anthony and because of our passionate local franchisees right they're going to take the time to care for you help you through the program help you see progress you know make any more enjoyable experience so it's really smaller gym with big equipment and big heart because we care for our members unlike any other fitness out there what's the niche do you think that you feel with anytime fitness compared to some going to a larger club or perhaps someone getting equipment in their home care the coaching connection that that you get with our clubs clubs and so you know everyone needs a little bit of coach someone to nudge them towards proper behaviour someone to congratulate them on their achievements until you get that coaching aspects someone to help educate motivate debate you get someone who cares about you because behavior change is hard you and i both know you know it's difficult to like make a consistent disciplined effort with your exercise or nutrition and and so therefore you just need someone near corner provides education some coaching some carrying and then with some group workouts you know there's a community that fosters in the gym and fill that karen coaching and connecting eighteen phil critical right to help our members achieved the healthiest version of themselves that's why our tagline is let's healthy happen because with a coach and member all right can get that person to the healthiest version of michelle so everyone needs help chuckling things that you always focus on is to help entrepreneurs really become better self-aware leaders emphasis is this a lot because if you're not leader if you can't lead people you're never gonna find a leverage in your business if you're always doing it yourself cracking keep mine over the last seventeen years i've had a courtside seat this small business leadership i have seen franchisees go from one club to now over one hundred clubs and then a few other franchisees who fired to have more but they just can't grow in leverage your business and you are one hundred percent correct it really comes down to how good you are at attracting gene engaging in leading your team and what good leaders understand is you know that leader builds the team and the team build the business right you gotta build with two like surround yourself with really talented people empower them with the autonomy the vision and the resources to grow and you have to trust them and feel better owners who can scale other business they understand they're not in fitness business they are in the people business coletta so critical of your your five lessons one is that mindset matters owners get in tune with your emotions suddenly would say as you gotta check your emotions at the door when you run a small business because it can't be personal i disagree we official filling your muslim the workplace were laughing we're showing love you know it's okay for us to be baltimore and say that we're strasser we don't know the answer so i think you know we put so much energy and time time in the workplace i think it has to be motion because you know we want to engage our team heart every bit of your mind so for us it's okay to cry at work because it works that much too often we're changing people's lives until you know mindset matters you know we're in the business where if you work out your biceps are going to get bigger they're gonna get stronger in mindset there's a muscle just like you're biceps and so you've got to challenge it right you've gotta have my little more weight and you've got to continually practice at it and you have a stronger mindset the one that's more resilient more optimistic doc and you've got to constantly work at your entrepreneur you can't have a week mindset you've got to have a growth mindset and you've got to stay resilient positive and in growing refer to learn more so funny because i tried to years ago where she said listen we're going to get your your body right but you also have to get your mindset right and i didn't understand that for a lot of years to come well we we always say that the body will achieve what the mind believe and as an entrepreneur it's the same thing business will achieve what your mind believable the leader i believe so at the end of the day right leader you can't really afford to many off days you always have to be on for your team you've got to provide the energy and the inspiration and the direction to to be the very best that day so you need to know what makes you tick at a high level like for me i need to get in my morning exercise i also because i'm a bit of an ambivert bert i need a little bit of quiet time in the morning to make sure i am charged up for the day right i need regular feedback in fill and then i also need some type of creative outlet that day top right up my very best lead reporting the weather's writing until i know myself when i know what makes me tick at a higher level i can make sure that put those in my day so i can be the beth leader possible for my team junkie talk about seeking trusted feedback i think that everybody needs feedback there's a couple issues associate that one is who can you get trusted feedback from and they're just not mouthing what you i think they want to hear and how do you know if you should really take it in or just someone that really has an ulterior motive question again another thing i've seen team in the small businesses small business doesn't have a board of directors they have no one to hold them accountable then they need to report to always suggesting to our small owner owner is right even if you have one cluber ten clubs i bill a small board right from within your community from other leaders in the business that you that you respect you'll maybe someone on like a banker that you've done business with or a mentor in another field and again them to get together regularly and and again they're going to help you there kinda kinda be your hands keep your feedback in the business but also give you feedback on yourself are plenty of organizations like peo- or i'm sure every community now has business organizations where you get together and around table setting with peers like yourself knows you know they might be they might be people in marketing they might be those who school and businesses is like yourself in the goal of those groups to give each other feedback to hold each other accountable and and then just make sure you're creating a circle a network of people who are willing to have the courage to give feedback on what you're doing well that's important as well as areas to improve and they don't really have any ulterior motive by telling you the truth right right they don't you know i mean there's no obviously you're getting feedback from the business metrics eugenie feedback from your team but you need some objective outside resources who are not monetarily tied to your business and there are so many businesses any successful leaders in your community who are just waiting to be tapped into who want to mentor who wants to help you succeed and then phil you gotta you can't sit there and wait for people to give give you feedback you gotta go out and seek it you've got to tap into some people who've been there done that are willing to help you more than more than you think about being a better leader is practiced self disclosure and i think those three words are very powerful because one one is i think to really be an authentic leader you've gotta show vulnerability but i think you also have to practice it because they don't have to tell them everything yeah i mean look i think there's great power moldability right there's there's really no learning until you're ready to be vulnerable to admit that maybe you're not good at something you failed at something or it's just not your best work and you need help and once you're willing to admit it once you're willing to seek help data perfect growth starts so this is i david my partner right we are not college graduates we started this idea fifteen years ago but the company is vastly different today right with nearly five thousand units globally i mean in in the times are different right thing about how much we changed here in this digital transformation we've gone over the last decade this company requires a different set of leadership skills and incapabilities than what we had seven years ago so ross finney nonstop never lucien trying to grow and trying to build himself awareness and trying to build new leadership and communication capabilities yeah so we're always trying to learn in fill that that's really the quest for all of us if you know
"bert" Discussed on The Bill Bert Podcast
"On the back of a tube like a fucking child going like fucking spend me. I was wrong. You're right about getting the bus. Okay give me back on. Ah in the water about. I'M GONNA kick your ass. No I know about someone getting me in the bottom dude. Bobby actually taught me how to fight was over. It was over because he does that. I'm sorry dude above. I just started doing that. I was like you know he's Kinda Kinda right. This I would have a million of such a fucking street kid pack rat. He found this fucking stairmaster on this the fucking sidewalks in New York City. We were living on ninety seven street. This thing was like the prototype. It was a member with skateboards. So skinny skinny. Like your fucking could pedals like half his foots hanging in east-leading weight and it was like needed like fucking like all the oil in fucking Saudi Arabia to make not squeak and he's in the corner this fucking Yay yea walking making fun of him. So I had an audition living in a walk sweater. And addition for fucking Conan O'Brien when he was in New York and I'm I'm fucking putting on my electric blue button up and with the black slacks that everybody dressed like an agent for half a second business. Yes so is that time. So I'm fucking putting that on took a shower and do he. Isn't that far corner of the fucking not far corners in New York City apartment. So he's fucking like right there. It was like the greatest trick. Shot ever I fucking am walking out like he can't even see me. I'm coming out of this fucking bathroom door. I opened the door and he took one of those fucking racket balls the blue ones. He fired his bank. Shot through it off the wall. They'd hit me right in the mouth split my lip. I switched my lip shit. I walked out my electric blue shirt with a fucking cursing all the way down to fucking stand up the comic strip and I go down. And who's WHO's fucking in the fucking lobby on the fucking area that walk in fucking Patrice O'Neal fucking Shit Right Mug hug giving me Shit and then I tell the story like he's going to have sympathy for music fucking bomb..
Exploring the Limits of Transfer Learning with a Unified Text-to-Text Transformer
"I asked you to come on the show to discuss the paper. You and your call. Thursday recently published exploring the limits of transfer learning with a unified unified text. Text transformer so maybe to kick things off even though the name kind of is self explanatory. What is a text to text transformer the distinction distinction that we're making mayor? Is that in this paper. We cast every tax problems so every natural language processing problem as text. Text problem problem. And what I mean by that. Is that whether you're doing tax classification sentiment analysis textual entail -ment or whether you're doing machine translation in translating from French English or if you're doing some reservation whatever we catch the problem as a text attacks problem so for example if you want to determine if a sentence is grammatically correct you'd feed the sentence into the model and the model would output something like correct are incorrect like the literal word indicating the correctness of the sentence. If you wanted to translate English to German you would feed in a string to the model something like translate English to German Colon and then the text that you wanted to translate and the model would output the German translation. And the reason we do this is that it provides into this general framework that can be applied to a huge variety of tasks and allow up and it allows us to try out a bunch of different ideas that have been posed in the last couple of years in the NLP space. I like the framework. And it's sort of intuitively appealing and logical. I think to most readers. Perhaps you could could sit here. Scratch my head and say is there some way in which it's not robust enough. What about regression task or predict probability can we cast problems like like that into a text? Text transformer in some elegant way. Yes so the funny thing is that we did actually include a regression task in our suite of tasks extent we evaluated on its called S. T. S. B. and the goal of this benchmark is to predict a floating point value between one and five that indicates how similar two sentences are what we ended up doing in that case is just Kuantan using the ground truth floating point values to the nearest point linked to so for example point three five would become three point four and then we convert that floating point value to a string so literally three period for and the model is trained to predict that string. And so what we've done. Is We basically taking this regression problem at turned it into a roughly twenty one one class classification problem. We're training them. All to predict these floating point values. It turns out that that range of precision is enough to they get state of the art results on this task. You don't have to be so precise if you think about it. If you and I tried to annotate how similar two sentences are and we probably aren't going to be in agreement within zero point two so even having this sort of error of zero point two from quotation is a big deal in in that case while it's a little bit funny that that's how we handle it you know just basically converting votes to strings. It does actually turn out into work while and achieve extremely competitive results on that benchmark. Yeah I think any criticism. There is a fairly leak one if you asked me to score Gore similarity tasks. I don't know that my personal ratings would be more consistent than that on a day to day basis exactly so early on and maybe this'll still exposed some of the bias of my interest in theoretical computer science but when we're talking about machines that output correct and these text text transformers and especially to the word limits in the title. I started to wonder if Kurt girdle and now and turning we're GONNA make an appearance. We don't really go in that direction. So what exactly do you mean by limit. Yeah so oh the limits that were exploring this paper mostly pertained to the limits of how large we can make these models and how much data we can train them on with the current hardware. That's available so we train. The model that had around eleven billion parameters on about seven hundred fifty gigabytes of tax are about trillion tokens bigger and more data than people have considered the past. And this isn't the only thing we did in the paper but that's what we mean by the limits. While I think everyone knew that these approaches were pretty scalable. I and I think many other people were surprised by how the performance just continued to get better and and better and specifically there was a benchmark called superglue. superglue was proposed about seven months ago and it was designed to consistent tasks that were hard for the best text models that we had at the time namely bird but easy for humans for the most part by using our tex detects framework and really not a lot of additional new technology except scale we were able to go from a huge gap in human performance to basically matching human level accuracy accuracy on the superglue benchmark the fact that this benchmark that was designed to be difficult for machines could be loosely speaking solved with by a very similar algorithm that was just made bigger in terms of the number of parameters and the amount of data that it was trained on it is still somewhat surprising to me so that eleven billion number for me personally as a reader. I'm starting to lose perspective almost like when you talk about the richest people in the world. It's it's funny money to me after a certain point. Could you frame the jump forward with your project in the context of was this a twenty percent gain over what other people were doing. Or how extensive of a leap forward in terms of parameters scales taking place here. Yeah so the common model sizes that people have been using for the past. Skier have been on the order of one hundred million parameters. So let's say one hundred million or maybe three hundred billion parameters. It was about a two orders of magnitude increase Jason Model size which loosely speaking represents how big we could make these models and still train them on existing hardware in a reasonable amount of time time. Yeah I guess. One thing that I would want to mention is that scaling is not the most satisfying solutions to these problems. You know it's great that we can get good performance by making the model bigger but currently it's still expensive to run in France on our biggest model can you. Maybe he framed that. I know you may not be in the finance department. No dollars and cents wise but And of course these costs are usually headed downward all the time. So this will not age age well but Perhaps we can frame terms of you know what would buy me a house or a new car or something like that. What sort of price points are the big big models is really costing as you said? It's a little bit hard to estimate for all of our models except the biggest model you can find the model to pretty good good performance on a new task in. Let's say a few hours on a single who had TPU and Co lead gives you the for free. You can also get the team hugh from Google cloud and forget the hourly rate. I'm sorry when it's free. You could do this with no money. Yeah exactly the problem. Is that our eleven billion perimeter model. You can't actually fit on the single cloud teepee you need to get a bigger slice of that accelerator that I mentioned earlier in order to get the bigger slice you have to. You can't do it on the free coal APP. TPU off the top of my head. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure how much it would cost to do this. Fine Tuning on our biggest model but I guess the point gene. Is that no one complains when you make models more efficient and in particular. I can't imagine running inference on one of these models on on a mobile phone at this point for example not to mention you know the free the free APP. TPU In terms of architecture. Obviously there's a lot of inspiration ration- that leads to something like this but there's also some novel components to your paper. Can you contrast a little bit about what's new and different from previous approaches coaches to the encoder decoder architecture. The funny thing about our paper is that a lot of the success in transfer learning for natural language processing past last year have been using models. That look like Bert which people have been calling an encoder only architecture and what that means is that basically. We're feeding text to the model and the model is doing some processing to that text at men at the end. It's out putting a single token that indicates the classification that you WANNA make for example. This was a change from the original transformer architecture which was an encoder decoder architecture in our paper week because we're casting everything. Everything has a text attacks problem and not as a tech advocation problem. which is what I free or excellent at our many of these other models were designed to do because we're actually doing mkx text and tax? We use the original encoder decoder architecture and in fact overall the model architecture is very similar to what was proposed in attention. All you need from the original translator paper our goal actually was not really to introduce new model architectures new free training objectives. Or anything like that we. Instead we're trying to take what was available to us in the field. Do a big systematic exploration of of all of these different ideas and components figure out what works and then eventually scale it up there are some minor differences in our transformer for example will be used relative position batting's which have been introduced a subsequent to the attention is all you need paper but otherwise our model is Very similar to just a vanilla
Sesame Street to launch Arabic-language show for refugee children to help them deal with trauma
"When you're talking with your family and friends at your table this weekend. What are you GONNA be talking? Yeah well I have a three year old daughter and a five year old son and so we will be talking a lot about sesame street this week which celebrated its golden anniversary anniversary. Did you watch this mystery as a kid I did. Yeah Jessica what about you absolutely. And who are your favorite characters. I was always partial to Mr snuffle up this big bird's imaginary best friend and go what about you. I did love big bird a lot. And Ernie and Bert really really were probably my favorites. Though actually wonderful and I was dismayed to find out recently watching it with my children that Mr Smith Aleph guess is no longer I quote unquote quote figment of big birds imagination. Everyone sees him. It was very disappointing to the ranks of the real monsters. Wow that's like saying the tooth fairy doesn't exist well. My favorite character was kermit the frog especially his portrayal of TV news reporter which should come as no surprise But I might soon have a new favorite character and his name is John. John has been introduced to children will be introduced to children in Syrian refugee camps as has one of them he is the Star of Alan Simpson or welcome sesame an Arabic language version of sesame street that has been co produced by sesame workshop and the the International Rescue Committee it teaches letters and numbers. Yes but it also teaches emotional coping measures for the millions. Yes millions of children who have been traumatically they displaced from their homes and may remain displaced for decades especially as countries like the United States. Continue to cut the number of refugees at allows in twelve million Elian refugees. Twelve million six million of them are children and those are the stats get this only two percent of humanitarian aid for education in For refugees two percent and so once again sesame street has come to the rescue just as it did in the late nineteen sixty s when it first debuted John his friend Bosma and Friendly Goat Maza debut in twenty countries across the Middle East in February twenty twenty via satellite dishes in the refugee camps. And from time to time there will be guest appearances by Cookie Monster Grover and elmo. I have to say cookie monster was one of my favorites as well. The project is funded with a one hundred million dollar grant from the Macarthur Foundation and the grant also covers direct services to the families whose children have never been outside the camps and therefore they don't know fundamentals that we take for granted such as imagination or basic information like fish. Come from the sea while the focus will be more on emotional tools these fundamentals annals will also be covered as well and I really do applaud sesame workshop for taking this project on and I say. AJC is also exploring new ways to reach out to The era world in the Arabic language. And we'll be hearing more about that in the months to come but this project in particular is just really fascinating to me. And that's what we'll be talking about at our Table
Myles Garrett's Appeal
"Is additional information on me myles Garrett Mason Rudolph incident that occurred last Thursday and Thursday night football and Josefina. I'll ask you right now just to add what we learned today. Yeah sources telling me and Adam Schefter that myles Garrett made as part of his defense during the appeal hearing yesterday Per what he included in his defense that Mason Rudolph allegedly used a racial slur during the incident. Thursday night. Football as we're watching right here last last week and that he wanted to have this as part of the context as far as what her you know what happened and and that it created a argumentative exchange range during the appeal myles. Garrett had an opportunity to speak at the beginning of the appeal and also at the end. It's also my understanding that hearing officer James Thrash asked him if T- were to have something like this happen again. How we handle it differently? Hypothetically and Mas Garrett said that he wouldn't want this to escalate in this way and given the opportunity he would have tried to walk away. So we're still waiting for the decision for James Strache into basically figure out how this impacts if at all you know the decision from the hearing hearing officer with regards to the length of the suspension which right now is at an indefinite link. Good thank you for adding not myles. Garrett has been suspended indefinitely at the very least the rest of this regular regular Susan. Here is the response of the Pittsburgh steelers mason that is of course. Mason Rudolph vehemently denies the report of being accused of using a racial slur during the incident. Thursday night in Cleveland. St They're spokesman Bert Lawton said on Thursday. He will not discuss this accusation any further and his focus remains on preparation for Sunday's game game against the bengals. We're joined now by Adam schefter again Josefina and Adam reporting this story and Adam again additional information the accusation and the use of a racial slur. Well Wendy let me read to you. If you don't mind a statement that just came in moments ago from Mason Rudolph Attorney Timothy Younger because I feel like this is an important part of the story to get out there right now I'm just calling it up right now. We're getting into this as it's breaking here basically basically he says according to ESPN is appeal. myles Garrett myles Garrett falsely asserted that Mason Rudolph utter a racial slur towards him prior to swing a helmet of Mason's uncovered head in a desperate attempt to mitigate a suspension. This is a lie. This false allegation was never asserted by Garrett in the aftermath method game never suggested prior to the hearing and conspicuously absent in the apology published by the browns and adopted by Garrett then malicious use of this wild and unfounded unfounded. Allegation is an assault on Mason's integrity which is far worse than the physical assault witnessed on Thursday. This is reckless shameful. We will have no further comment that is from Timothy Younger. The attorney for Mason Rudolph when he heard of the allegations here this afternoon. Now the Pittsburgh steelers are out on the practice practice field as we speak and Mason Rudolph was scheduled to speak to the media following the practice session. We'll see whether or not he still does. But obviously we've you've got two versions of the events that have now unfolded at the. NFL appeal for myles Garrett indefinite suspension. We've got myles Garrett alleging that Mason Rudolph said something to him a racial slur that preceded that fight on Thursday night and we have Mason Rudolph strongly deny at least as attorney strongly strongly denying it and ruby up to the NFL to sort through this to determine what is real and what is not Adam Schefter. Thank you again to your point. The steelers have also released a statement saying that Mason denies any use of a racial slur. He did addressed media yesterday. Adam report he would have spoken again today. It appears unlikely. But here is what Mason Rudolph said yesterday definitely didn't say anything escalated it but like I said I do a better job. Keep my composure. And those situations uh-huh unfortunate situation for teams love again. The Information Shen this after noon is that during his defenses appellate hearing myles Garrett alleging Mason Rudolph used a racial slur that precipitated. What happened in that incident Thursday night? Let me just ask it. Simply if that is the case does it change in your mind anything that transpired after the fact no I still think regardless of what was said to you or regardless of you know what said racial slur was said. You still have to conduct yourself in a way that is conducive to others. Yes and not swinging a helmet isn't the way you combat that right swinging a helmet in the heat of the battle isn't the way you combat someone giving you a racial slur in that moment now how I can see where he would take it to that measure. I can understand that but this is the right thing to do. No so it's unfortunate. Obviously that that you know were here at this point in this in in this whole scenario are feels like it's just dragging on and on and on now But if there's racial so did occur. It's tough because there's one wins word against another. There's nobody else that's confirming coming. This is just someone saying it and it's just tough to kind of wrap your mind around all of this because of everything that's transpired up until this point would vick was saying the swinging over helmet and hitting somebody else in the head with that. I think that's where the the biggest issue was in the big shock factor that everyone saw that night. was somebody getting hit with a helmet right right if the helmet was never swung. There isn't the suspension for the rest of the season. I think that's it's pretty simple. So the whole racial thing yes. That's it's a very serious allegation and it's a serious thing thing but at the end of the day it's swinging a helmet at the violence of that is the reason that that he is suspended for length of time that he's suspended for for and just to be clear here one more time. The facts are simply these myles. Garrett has alleged that Mason Rudolph used a racial Slur Mason Rudolph via the steelers and his representation tation has vehemently denied that. And that's really where we stand myles. Garrett has been suspended indefinitely the very least the remainder of the regular season we. I do not know yet the outcome of that appellate hearing and. That's not the only thing that was stated you guys talked about yesterday. The precedent that was mentioned with regards to the Antonio Smith with Vincent with Richie Incognito at instance. You know being different when you're talking about distinguishing whether helmet hit someone on the head and in one incident where that did not happen now when I was talking to sources last night about this trying to say you know well if it's not a complete apples to apples comparison you know. How do you necessarily bring that up? As part of Malls Garrett's defense offense and I was told well players have an expectation for somewhat similar disciplined with regards to somewhat similar instances in my retort back was I could see how the NFL would come back and say well especially now that we're in the age of the NFL putting an emphasis on ahead being hit that they could make that distinction in that. There is where the difference is now with regards to your question to you. Know them and you know how does that. Add to the context of the situation. Obviously Fli myles Garrett should never have used a helmet on Mason Rudolph had that said any racial slur in and of itself is also important and is it's not something that should be tolerated in any workplace during any scenario as well. Well we will continue to follow this again Anderson. Adam schefter reporting that as part of his his defense and his appellate hearing myles Garrett is alleging that Mason Rudolph used a racial slur prior to the incident. That occurred Thursday night. We will have much more on this to come. Ah
Talking to GPT-2
"Shen so what if I ask it to predict what comes after Elmo Comma Burt Comma and a list of other names some of them familiar some of them gibberish models require a great deal of not only training data but computational go right now I could spin up a hundred two hundred maybe even a thousand computers I'm trying to spin up one hundred thousand machines 'cause I I don't know maybe they know I couldn't pay for it assists to raw compute in distributed computing especially is no longer is it right the prices are often driven down on spot instances and stuff like that at the member where I got this little nugget of wisdom because I have not been able to find the source GPT to model which is somewhat analogous to burt that eight lot of money and if you think forty five thousand dollars is a small amount I don't mean to some crass here but it's also not this part of the show right now but you'll understand when you guys get older it's a lot of money the money so training model like gpt to or Bert these models and kept them to themselves built this economic barrier to entry in and perhaps for another episode but as it stands that models published and engineering on my natural language processing problem so as we've talked about on previous things like question answering tasks in next word prediction in a variety the next episode or maybe the One after that hopefully I'll be talking to one of my colleagues about our use I is quite powerful it's almost becoming the de facto standard for an l. p. tasks that it's actually quite
Google brings in BERT to improve its search results
"To what you're searching for it will work best for longer more conversational questions the update rolls out this week
A 16-inch MacBook Pro is on the way. Is it worth the hype?
"Let's talk about that does seem imminent name brand that the sixteenth speculate prose seems imminent I believe there will be some revision to the map at price very very soon yeah prior to this this week or so we would have much more excitement about this but there was the French apple blog MAC generation my generation that I published this icon on that frankly we saw this and a week prior in just at a glance it based on like the glance at it with a comparison to the fifteen inch version and like the the identifying name it just seemed like this wasn't a new machine and we didn't is it enough but a week later mcenery published it and they did a thorough job of showing this is the fifteen inch icon in in Mac Os that shows the sort of generic math book pro and then this new one that now clearly shows the rumored sixteen macbook pro with other it clearly shows the rimet CC's member PRI- well he's a different map but pry don't don't you recall there like whenever there's sixteen inch macbook pro was rumored first from meanchey quo that like we had this whole thing about is it redesign is close to like in I think I was more like I'm not sure close in that and you're like no it's it's it's in the text you can it seems like it's taken is talk taking back over to the new entry and the existing family I was swayed by your argument at the time I recall that it is the sort of this is how long apple goes in between designs and we are due for a new design to begin at the top of the line sometimes and then they bring it down to smaller screen versions of that end the Waco described as sounded more significant because he he he's pretty standard in the way took spout stuff like purchaser updates versus something more substantial and the thing is if you go back and look report you probably could make it lineup this icon show as well because it is a new design is just a nine new design this is what we were kind of like hoping for an heads I guess yeah yeah I recall back it was like I would consider at the time mm-hmm like the Max version of the iphone a new design even though it's the same design it's a new product and then and then but it was swayed by the argument that I do for you redesign and there's so many reasons to do that anyway but yeah but I was fooled by this I I I just I was convinced this was the old one and I just didn't do the level of comparison required especially Yeah See oh there are some very minor changes that make this look like it's what's room and like you wouldn't look at it and say oh that's a sixteen inch Mac book but connecting the rumors with this image with the comparison to the fifteen inch version it's different than the math book pro shown like you glance at it and the bills are slimmer they don't look super modern because there's still got a lot of area below the screen and above it the sides are narrow got square corners so there's no change there the the base of the MAC book pro appears the same style at least there's more space between the edges against the speaker girl area would be larger sure but the keyboard the keyboard whether it's thirteen inch or fifteen inch and this appears to be the same that sixteen point whatever it is they've got the same cable on all three models it's just the base is bicker around the you know the aluminum part track pad like key layout and everything the only difference that people spotted really is that if you kind of Zoom Wayan you can analyze some difference where the touch bar is that touch bar seems to be just narrower you know by the the like one key on either side yeah because now you've go presumably a fiscal escape k. on the left and then the power button on the right is separated because on the current touch bar they try and make one continuous it's probably more like the macbook air now where the Mecca of key for touch ID and power just like the touch bar but it's a key shaped yeah and I think I think the current design of the touch by actually confused people because even towel the far right hand side is actually a button if you know it does not it doesn't look like a key that you can strike I recognized a lot of confusion about that especially as the 2016 generation was the generation that started making it so like the laptop turns on when you open the lid and stuff remember they started changing those behaviors. Yeah so you you don't even need to read cronies actually something that you can press and on this new design obviously looks like a standard okay it looks much more like button that you can actually push down Yep yeah I think initially like Meyer action was just a lot less excitement about this because mean you're people who who appreciate not just what these things can do but how they look like no we were really bored and kind of uninspired by the iphone design whenever the six lived on to the seven you know he had six six seven again eight we didn't have to bother with but whenever the ten design came about we loved it and we still do I think that's kind of feeling for this this this macbook generation is that you could change some things about it to make it feel more modern that there's some things happening with windows lapd ops that it's confusing apple hasn't done themselves is a perfect situation because right around the iphone seven timeframe oh the Andrew fainted started the quest of making the Basil's thinner in Sliema they weren't you know they went to the level that they are today but they were they were closed they were closer than the iphone was because the islands had massive for head and Chins because at that equidistant Hoban gap right on both sides yeah and it just looked unwieldy especially with the the at that time the what they call the plus signs right even bigger ones it was like this five point five inch phone and then you've got like a two and a half inch pezzo on the top one size right because that's what the rest of the industry doing Napa was basically just saying it's Laura's been like you know we don't need to bother with that stuff and then you look at the Bert Pro Design compared to
What BERT is Not
"Need of psycholinguistics diagnostics language models but before we get directly into that I'd love to know a little bit about your background and especially what someone in the linguistics department thinks about all the things that one might classify as computer science every bit of a diverse interdisciplinary background I originally was indicated in linguistics and Psychology Human Governor Science I worked in neuro imaging and after getting my PhD I moved fairly heavily into the computer fiction and computational modeling of commission as well I am a linguist but I have a perspective that definitely has spent a lot of time within the middle of what's going on in NLP for the past five or ten years my perspective is is quite interdisciplinary in that regard will five or ten years has been kind of magic time period in NLP much of that did you anticipate when you started this journey. I don't know that I could have antipated it when I started I was really just getting my sea legs and getting a sense of what was I think it's definitely been very exciting to see what is happening with the rise of deep learning with the rise of models like bird that make use of pre-training have very impressive perform prince across a wide range of tasks but what's also exciting for people who like myself are interested in better understanding how these models work is the challenge of taking blackbox very complex models like these end trying to find ways to illuminate what's going on inside of them and also to find effective ways of assessing how good they really are at what we might think of it is language understanding he's been coming up internally with some of its own diagnostics as you mentioned a lot of those benchmark tests but how many of the tools we be overlooking or ones that the linguistics world already has that we ought to be applying it's not to say that the diagnostics that already exist within an LP are not valuable of course and there are many people already in NLP who have been turning to linguistic type linguistic diagnostic subtypes. But yeah absolutely I think what you're getting at is as we find in this paper there are a lot of very valuable characteristics to tests from psycholinguistics because of the fact that cycling West in cognitive scientists engage have spent many many decades already studying blackbox system namely the brain to try to understand what it is representing language at the given time in how it's doing that better understanding those underlying mechanisms so there's a lot of potential there for drying that area that has been designed to carefully target these types of questions and applying them to talk system like in NLP system deep learning system to try to ask similar types of questions about what those systems no speak so most of the headlines about brag about all of these benchmarks breaking out of box can you tell me a little bit about some of the benchmarks that it struggling with there are a variety of different bird has been tested on many many many different benchmarks and I'm certainly not familiar with all of the different tasks that it's been tried on but there are certainly I think some of the most striking results that people have shown tend to be those were they test with adversarial inputs such as bird is not able to respond effectively to those types of inputs or show that despite the fact that bird is performing quite well on the benchmark on its face if you show how the model is really solving that problem it ends up being that it's exploiting cues in the benchmark that allow it to perform well without really surly needing the types of information that benchmark is designed really to test for so you have examples for instance like despite the fact that bird has performed very well on Intel mark if you tested on examples that exploit cues that the researchers hypothesized may be what the the model is is in fact using they show that they can get the model down to about zero percent accuracy by exploiting the types of cues in using them against Bert. I definitely want to unpack a lot more of the challenges you put two birds before we get deep into that I want to give it one more compliment as you point out in the paper it does have a very strong association for nouns with a hyper names for those all of us who don't have our linguistics definitions ready at hand could you share what that is and how demonstrates itself hyper names represent a higher level Gauri that a given noun as part of for instance a robin is a bird and a a poodle is a dog one of the surprising areas that burt was kind of failing was an understanding negation could you give a quick example of that one of the most striking results that we found was that burt failed completely to show a generalized full understanding of the meaning of negation within the context of the sensitivity tests that we applied we had sentences like a robin is a and then we look it how burt would do in predicting the next word and what probabilities it would assigned to different words in that context we also added negation we said Robin is not a so once you add a not there is not a blank the true continuations reverse because the things that robin is not the opposite of thinks that robin is and humans obviously know this and this is what constitutes an understanding of negation knowing how it changes the proper continuations what we found with Bert intesting it's assignment of ability to words is that if we compared its probability assignment to a word that was a true continuation with the negation with a word that was true continuation without the nation it I heard the word that was the true continuation without the negation in both cases so to give a specific example if you give it a robin is a and then you see how much likes the word food versus how much it looks the word tree it always prefers the word bird even if it's creating a sentence that's untrue like a robin is not a bird so I would call all that a rather simple example almost probably one a young child would be capable of filling in this conundrum because bird on one hand is awesome it's certain asks but then surprising to me that fails on this one I mean maybe I could understand it from an point of view but it seems like an easy task to a human where does this leave you you in in your perception of how advanced or a on the path towards Agi something like bird is absolutely. I think that it's an important sanity check in it's a useful type of thing to be able to identify because of the fact that bird does perform so spectacularly well in so many benchmarks sometimes with superhuman performance it leads us to really need to wonder how good is this model really if we can't find limitations to the model has it really solved natural language processing has really reached superhuman level language understanding I think the most researchers are fairly clear on the fact that this is not the case in that this is a limitation in our benchmarks but it's very useful to be able to identify a very basic limitation like this and it's limitation that makes a lot of sense if you think about the way that these models are trained as I mentioned in the paper if you think about language models they're trained to be able to predict words in context that's their job and with negation there's not necessarily a clear prediction that you can get from a sentence like a robin is not a very very many things that robin is not so that makes perfect sense that language model might struggle with picking up on a meaning like that so being able to find a limitation like this one that we can explain fairly straightforwardly given the way these models work kind of helps us does ground ourselves in his the beginning I hope of many more clarifications that will be able to find in terms of the linguistic capacities that these models really have in tandem of course people are working on examining the benchmarks that we have identifying which accused burt is exploiting in and things it really is actually able to use in a in a deep way from having learned that linguistic capacity during pre-training
"So on the show we've been talking about burt night every episode come out but I'll take for granted that listeners at least should by now know what burt is so I'll skip that question and just ask you if you could put into context may be some Wayne which you've been applying birt has had an incredible affect on the P. Community. I think that's pretty obvious by now in one sense and this has also affected me personally burt kind of killed a lot of projects that were trying to create or design a model that is specific to a certain task came along you know this this kind of massive pre trained mass language model all that within three training e pox on on the target task it's getting stead of the results and putting those handcrafted models leaving the way behind a lot of people's first impression of bird is to be impressed with it what was your journey towards questioning where it's boundaries lie in span. Burt were not the per se trying to understand what the limits of Bert are but that is still a really really interesting question I have had other work that tries to kind of analyze what Bert Learns we actually just got a paper award and the Blackhawks NLP workshop for that paper that's work with with Kevin Clark does she khandelwal Chris Manning and other people have written similar papers in basically found out the bird is kind of learning the whole traditional NLP pipeline implicit manner and it's getting a lot of gains from that but I don't think that we have seen kind of what the limits of burt or Bert like models are at this point can you tell me a bit about how span Bert which is the shortest way to describe your contributions what's the long way what do you guys innovating on in your research since pampered what we tried to do is improve the pre-training tasks that bird is using bird is not a model but a- pre-training methods in that pre training method birt has two objectives one is the mass language model the other is accents prediction we focused on mainly proving the mass language model so the mass language model itself the way it works is that you get a sentence say I had a nice chat with Kyle at then you randomly pick some of these words mask them that say we must chats and the model needs to predict the missing word in I had something with Kyle is chats to make that after kind of to force the model to capture more interesting things about language and I'm keeping this vague intentionally will road to that in the second what we did was I instead of masking random tokens we masked random spans of tokens so we're not saying we're not giving the model as input I had a nice something with Kyle were saying I something something something something with Kyle and that is that a bit more flexibility in terms in the things that it could potentially predict by making the task more challenging basically forcing the model to learn more about length. approach the other thing we added was that we're not only forcing it to predict these missing words dismissing span from each of the individual mask Toke John's but we're forcing it to predict the information from the boundaries off the mask span so from the word I and with with Kyle were trying to predict everything that was in between tell me more about that limit does that mean I'm not going to consider things like the length of the span we didn't change the length of the sequence so the model knows what what legs it's trying to predict but it needs to kind of saying in a bit of a hand wavy way in needs to learn longer range dependency so it needs to learn not only what kind of immediately neighboring words I wanna be but what the next three words are gonNA be or forward depending on the length of the span the idea is novel and appeals to me and thank you put it pretty succinctly when you said we want to force the model or the learning process to learn more effectively but as I also think about it I wonder Well Okay you've made the problem harder if you train your model with your method on the exact same training data set we hope that that effort doesn't fact force the model to be murder do you have any way to quantify the degree to which that's true so that's a great question and we actually put a lot of effort and especially Taiwan resources into making sure that we're giving Berta real fighting chance the original of fighting chance to beat us in addition to taking Google's version of burt and just download you know whatever they may publicly available we also re implemented burt ourselves and we did a bit of hyper parameter tuning and every kind of training trick bit data or hyper parameters or training for more rations that we also applied to the baseline so we had baselines that were actually much much stronger than the original birds and we were still able to outperformed them when we added the span birds objectives on pre-trading tasks very neat and is there any way you can measure do that or is it more qualitative as you introspective results if you'll allow me to go on a bit of a of a tangent here please this is a question asking since two thousand sixteen when along with Felix Hill we ran the Rep Avowal Workshop this was twenty sixteen since then Sam Bowman joined us and actually kind of took the lead on this we came together to make this shared task that everybody's been running on glue I think most of our listeners have heard of a now we have also superglue which is kind of the next generation much harder tasks as well glue as a really really good way or was a good way until I got maxed out by by all these models but it's a really good way of evaluating how will these pretrial tasks are actually working because it evaluates a diverse set of tasks with different types of training set sizes different levels of complexity of difficulty if you manage to improve the results glue by say two points that's really really meaningful I'll mention another work that we did kind of concurrently it started actually from kind of the same parent project but split off into two things one of them was span the other being Roberta so Roberta the the idea was basically let's try to replicate birds but do a lot of hyper parameter you name and scaling up that original bird just didn't do because I know they thought it was big enough and good enough to really was at the time but apparently what we found in Roberto was that you can do a little bit of tweaking to the hyper parameters for example just training and get for a bit longer maybe try training with bigger batch works really really really well in fact it works so well that on glue for example we were able to outperform xl nets by a little bit so kind of that's really saying something yeah I would say within variance but basically without adding all commodification exit added to the model so we just you know we basically had the simple model even simplified it even more we removed the next symptoms addicts in the NFC objective didn't spend Burton as well and used just a single sequence to train each example and just scamming it up training for longer using slightly better vocabularies just really really improved performance on a bunch of tests and not only glue we also just east results and Superglue as well where there's really really big leap it's not at human level yet because superfluids significantly harder it has a bunch of tests that are significantly harder than the ones that we have in glue but still it's a huge advance in Yeah absolutely I seem to recall the paper on a lot of tasks like putting your your approach to the challenge with the famous squad and squad two point Oh data sets that you were eking out those arguable percentage points improvements on span burt when compared to Vanilla Google burt and a few others I know all deep learning a little bit inherently blackbox but do you have a sense of you've the mechanism or or what it is is allowing your model to outperform I really the most impressive results were in what we call span selection tasks so squad squad to a lot of the machine reading question answering our task data sets that we ran on we see this really significant improvement there this is probably because Spaniard is focused on representing and predicting the content of Mrs Expense and I think that's why we're getting gains on these are also mentioned one other task that we ran on which which most people don't run on because it's a bit more complicated which is correct resolution reference resolution is a really hard task for a models currently the state of the art on this it's it's about seventy nine F. One whereas before us the best model was from Lee and others which was about
Britain's Conservative Party Conference Gets Underway in Manchester
"The Conservative Party conference is getting into full swing in Manchester in more normal times. Britain's parliament would be in recess so the party could lay out its plans the these are not normal times lawmakers are back at work while much of the ruling party has elsewhere the big policy pronouncements are spilling out concerning earning new hospitals and spending on roads but the theme of the conference is get brexit done just what Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been saying so doggedly and with new scandals that emerged over the weekend that might become unbelievably. Even harder was a very strange moods at the toy party conference in Manchester. Our political correspondent Dunkin Robinson is in Manchester soaking up the atmosphere on the one hand you go boys. Johnson define minister marching around being applauded by activists S. wherever he goes and on the other hand you've got Boris Johnson the prime minister on the front page of newspapers being accused of a whole host of misdemeanors and what are they well. There's two quite serious. Allegations being made against Mr Johnson I is with regards to a high profile journalist Charlotte Edwards who alleged that Miss Johnson groped her after dinner while he was editing a magazine called spectator in nineteen ninety nine so she alleges that Mr Johnson squeezed her thigh. I under the table and she also said that. The woman who sat on the other side of Mister Johnson also had the same experience. This Johnson denies all this but we're in a different situation now where were in one thousand nine hundred nine. This is a sort of post me to scandal and it's a serious problem for the Conservative Party because the number of cabinet ministers have already had to resign for similar allegations literally for impropriety with female journalists but you said scandals in the plural what else the other scandal is to do with a woman Jennifer Curry who is a businesswoman and model who if if you've opened a newspaper this weekend allegedly had an affair with Mr Johnson now. This isn't a professional problem for Mr Johnson in Illinois of itself but the problem mm-hmm is that hub business received a number of grants and went on trades trade missions with Miss Johnson while he was mayor of London again. Mr Johnson denies he did anything wrong with that. Those no interest declare the journalists is still digging amounts on this topic and it could run in one will these these are not the talking points that Mr Johnson would would would like to be bouncing around the Tory conference. What would you like to be talking about an absolutely no this was supposed to be Johnson's sort of Kuda theater. This was his moment where he burst osteen is as prime minister laid out his vision for Britain's future and his vision for Britain's future is is basically two sets. The first step is they're going to get brexit done. That's the phase oh he's they using and the second step it involves just spraying a public services with lots of cash ahead of any election and as for Brexit. How's that going for Mr Johnson. I mean there have been some embarrassing stories about how it's gone so far yes so far that the cunning plans hatched by. Downing Street haven't quite gone to plan so they had a scheme which involves suspending Alma for five weeks which was much longer than it has been suspended suspended for any point since the second will and that fell apart when the Supreme Court struck that down as the legal and the problem with that is that Bush Jonson technically used the powers of the Queen so in effect the Prime Minister the had accidentally forced the Queen's Bake the law which is the one thing you're not supposed to do when your prime minister you're supposed to the queen out of politics and boys. Johnson had dragged actor into politics in the most embarrassing way possible so that means that reportedly this weekend he did actually give an apology to the queen which is an obvious question balancing but in an embarrassing another level because you also supposed to reveal any conversations halfway queen when you're prime minister so it's a double whammy and in the course of all that mess mister. Mr Johnson managed to sack quite a few members of his party now. There's this party conference in Manchester while who plenty of parliament is at work back in London where those sacked. MP's now all of the place some have come to Manchester some her stay away and some have joined the parties and I think it's fair to say that those who who've come are hopeful that there will be some form of future for them within the Conservative Party and the others who joined to the parties while I I think they've given up on it and so what about the ones who have gone to Westminster. What what do you expect to happen in Parliament this week in Westminster. There's going to be a strange atmosphere because this problem was supposed is to be in recess which is sort of a step up from from being suspended. There were the bits and bobs going on but they're not going to be doing votes except after all the Shenanigans involving suspending parliament frankly the rest of don't trust the current government so they refuse to give them a recess which means that parliaments is still technically sitting which means gene parliament can still be passing laws and if you'll all your MP's in Manchester while in peace one of the politics a leaves you quite vulnerable legislatives shenanigans so this seems an increasingly extraordinary set of circumstances for for Mr Johnson personally politically. I mean he's beset at every turn. Do you think that he ends and and his supporters will be able to get past. All this mess. Eight does feel like everything is going wrong. But if you speak to people Mister Johnson's camp they're extremely bullish and they have some reason to be. They all well ahead of Labour in the polls and most polls they have about a ten point lead which if is born into coming election we'll turn into a big conservative majority and that way happiness lies for them but the main advantage is the fact that Boris Johnson is preferred as the Prime Minister A to Jeremy Corbyn the Labor Party leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn is remarkably unpopular with the general public so Mister Johnson's extremely lucky in his opponent but if your main advantage is the fact that people like Johnson's Alita having Johnson surrounded by these scandals. This is certainly going to be a big big problem but the main benefit that Johnson has is that here's this strange almost donald trump ish ability too wide scandal that would kill off other politicians. I mean Mister Johnson might survive. These scandals is his party might end up with a majority but what about longer term the party itself. It couldn't possibly be more fragmented. Get the toys split on Europe as they have been full the past quarter of a century there is this hope among conservatives that once Brexit is over with that they can just focus on other things but Bert Brexit is not one of those stories that will disappear this is GonNa hang over British politics for the next ahead also so if the toys are hopeful that and they can forget brexit done that is in an endpoint posts they might be sorely mistaken