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On December, do what showing it last time he started, but this about saying, okay, we worry about billion, Corey moderated my how you doing man. I'm hot. Had all that cold weather that cold weather is out there here. I thought it'd be nice and snug in hip. You matter actually a couple of times and making you stick until you want. That's what it is. That's the way it is. Chilean. Yeah, the frito pie. Yes, it man. That's what that is. So you want me cut on the air for you? I wouldn't mind that. Thank you. Study with cold weather. All right. All right. By the way it is you pay a price for that fashion man. Kotal. No. His own. And now for the big you look good. And you looking nice to me, you got on my favorite time man. Is this your favorite? That's my favorite one. I didn't know that that lost as negro. Told me they thought this look like you. Billy. Waiting for momma, the. Is that you and like for real thing, every nigger looks a light. Billy. Keep looking at and it looks like. I love that I do do doing man, good to see a good to see man when they have a good show here tonight. I'm Cory call him by the way just in case you didn't catch it and you're hosted night alone. These guys over here and we'll have good water. Some water for you. So you can quench all Chris butters. Taste. Yeah, you might wanna you might wanna throw the is to. Best thing wash down methane. Oh, it's coming. This opioid tonight. I'm going to try to make something good out of something bad. You know, one of my always do, that's what man we always try to add. Like, you know, whenever you guys some shit, we try to put a nice sugar coating on. How much corn is in it. Got to do something happened today that a lot of people are sad about people even been to Sears and years man. Sears for years man. See, I can't say that because you've been going to see, well, see, I feel bad about it because I have not. And here in the news about Sears filing for bankruptcy, even it used to be America's store and Nick bakruptcy, and it made me start. Rigidness ain't been used, but here's a big part of childhood. Remember that popcorn with the cartoon alligators. Memories. Say that memory. For a lot of things is Sears got me through man in anybody. Well, we'll talk about that. Yup, around thinking, man hung up on right now. You just don't know. Charter, seventy toys r. us. Now Sears Sears boy are getting raced. What are they? Just taking everything man don't get blockbuster. Gee, I know. Also. You boy TI. Not yet. Yeah, TI the rapper. He got Texas Instruments, not Texas, calculators, no man. He calculated away too big people. Have you heard about this new video motion for his album. Well, we'll talk about that. I really do want to get your opinions on this because. People who upset about this, even some people who don't like a certain political party, certain political figure. Even these people like TI today, you have gone too far. All I heard he said about about Kanye. Oh, com. Basically house Novi. Oh yeah. Oh Italy. He knows. Well, true, but I will not stop there. I really want to get your opinions on this and we're gonna go through some some reasons why people feel the way they doing. Wow, I feel the way I'd do probably why you feel when you guys do the way I will. About. They. Okay. Playing. Yeah, they wrote me, oh my God. Do you drop down to your knees when you flip. No tears. When I do you wear white gloves. A little bit when you do conserve biscuits. So so, yeah, man, we'll talk about that man in more. Let me see a hope. Everything is working right now. Hope we own air. Y'all let me know on the air and I'm just going trust that we are bigger, put it out there right now that these folks would tell me, of course, I'm talking about the people ain't talkin shit right now. So if you only talking shit, usually people don't like it when folks talk shit about them. But over here, people talking shit kind of gives me a little nervous. Stream. Nobody's called an ASO going down. Says here you're not on the air. So see, that's what I'm talking about. They talk shit on the here. We're not on. Thank about it. I said, are we on the air? And they respondent no circuit. Asleep? No. Yeah, fucking my wife. What you mean? Yeah. Here they go at the fuck you cores it. So there you go. That's the shit talking. I'm talking about right there. So we're reading the one the only the check that how's it going? How's it going with y'all? And. Free. So free sodas, foolish baby. We put the title up. See that's coming in late. Started talking. Plug up now. Oh. Tarsus hashtag love, Corey, Martin, Billy, even some love right. They get used to for now. Thurs. Also tonight, but we continue. We got somebody who's coming in clear that name. I mean talking about talking shit. We, we kinda went off or somebody last week and we did. You know that person was not here to defend themselves. You can't say as on the side, but he's on the side human right now. Fume rain that you you probably going to say here, but you probably see the smoke fumes coming out. His ears was that a week ago, that was that was a week ago. Man going blur his face. Oh. Absorb. It wasn't even there. Yeah, we have TJ coming on. This is gonna be good. Good. Be here, but good to see Tiffany. How you doing man, good to see you, man, Dan, did you probably don't remember Koi good when he's been gone for a while, but his shirt is tonight. Corey can use to where their sation, right. The man that lesbian lumberjacks. Love it, love it. Good to see you leaving tomorrow to both leaving the mar, go mission, man, it'd be a Halloween, but it's good to have some like one on one time with all over there. We'll see him on the cruise. We'll see him on the cruise. Yeah, yeah. We'll talk about that. Let me got Brown Brown corn. Sammy. Carlos Carlos been talking some shit, twos. I'm not going to like what he had to say. Everything coast with a price. Computer. Fixing that computer, he talks shouldn't have nothing you can do about accepts smile and me. Pegase statements. Oh, you don't know how close you are to what he said over there. You really don't know. Dan, the chat. Fair Jeanne picked up your shirt, man put on the way. Put on the way making the room. Gesture. Eating flaps, nets. DT merge a no, no man. I it took many moving tonight. I have fun hanging out with him and good time. Yeah, had to run off and it chance to talk to more hopefully hang at this weekend's any money coming in Sunday to hang up. Yeah, I talked about that last week. Yeah. Yeah. I'm in trying to go get some barbecue at that place that you talking about, say you didn't like it. What? You know what he said that he was willing to give him one more chance. But after this think so. Martin has a new barbecue place in town. We got this place Franklins Franklins about a five hour. Wait for real. Sure. You will be. The go. Well, we ain't gonna say the name but the but the place that you were talking about. People found out that quick there was we were supposed to eat barbecue on Saturday. So I got up and I said, we're going yeoman is a two and a half hour live on shit really because I everytime I go there. It's it's a Saturday, my daughter, she she has rehearsal, right next door to it. And times I go like, okay, lines long. Okay, land, super loan. I've never seen it where it was two and a half hour. Yeah, but you know, we went to eat dinner table blacks. The other day we gotta Wayne along. Yeah, it's it's to spread everywhere. It's going to be into a point where it's going to just be quicker to kill your own Cowan. Much faster. Everybody wants to queue here. Joe's. The thing I can name three or four places where there's no line and you'd be like, yeah, no, why? Yeah. Well, also this in the games up to because of them will tell you that y'all doing hipster. Shit come to town Rudy's as good man. Rudy's Rudy's don't have no line route has. Got this. See, that's how barbecue places fucking with people because everybody want to be like a Franklin that everybody will want people way lunch. 'cause when you wait line psychologically, you ain't say shit was bad. I with you, but I had taped blacks after eating Rudy's and it's not a comparison. Good enough is good enough. If you want to wait in line by all means go to Rudy's barbecue. Go to Rudy, you know why? You know what? Terry Black's tastes good you had and it tastes bend the Rudy's. You waited a long time I went, I went when nobody was going to Terry. Black's really. That was back in the day. We've gone all right here. Yeah, back when we discovered it and they're nobody was there. And people were like spread bad word about it, and I've eaten at Rudy's the day before. Then you want to go to Terry, Black's fine. I was like, oh, shit. Rudy's headed home. Leftovers was like, I can't eat that fucking. Sorry. Oh, Terry, Black's great. Man. I remember the day used to live closer Terry Black's and I used to go there. But Wednesday with Martin we had had had a lunch, the lunch crunchy lunch bunch. And we all hung out there. Some sit mardi gras. Pepe to serve, but we go there and we just drove right into, hey, Mr., black, we hear. Hey, you guys want to stroll. Oh yeah. Back there. Manage place, so good. I, I hope they give customers so they can stay open. Well, yeah, exactly. Yeah, it was a fuck up. I'll take it. I'm thinking about spreading rumor. We're here. Exit to the pit. The one the cooks, dig in the sauce. The barbecue style Sweeney Todd. I'm stirring them during the sauce with dick man. I saw tell you don't go there when you going. I'm gonna tell you. Honestly, I don't mind. Taste good. I me with the ball. That's how good it is. 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So we're going to do since we have to do something onto a pub crawl, okay, these people and we're gonna do that at the domain Denise one and set up everything for us. Got three places we can go to. Okay. Let me know that three places. Yeah. Yeah, I'll let you pop in at some point. Yeah, it's going to be cool, so we're gonna have something planned before that. I got to figure out what that is, but it's going to be a good day on Saturday. So we'll do the thing before the putt crawling around eight o'clock. We've got a first bar barter, go to their giving us the rooftop at his place. I'll tell you about it probably tomorrow the name, Joe. Yeah, it's fun. It's fun. Yeah. I'll let you know. Yeah, it's a couple of places at a dog friendly with go. But yeah, so don't bring no dogs dog and. NCIS you're painting where seem I would just go and. Oh. Oh, yeah. Over. You know the place you're talking about because I've mentioned it on the show. I was hanging out. One place. It was kind of cool look like kind of a Greek theme bar, and then I told him. And it's not. It's pretty basically out. It was cool upstairs downstairs. It was nice. And then I told the people with said, I gotta go to the bathroom. I'll be right back and I was trying to find the door door. This x. opened up and it's like. It was all a dimension. It open. It was. Mr. dumbness grabbed him run. The white Queen. See. Fucking. Yeah. This is no one. Was I got lots of twenty five minutes walking around trying to find people. Yeah, I'm telling you, you will end up in another dimension if you alternate universe, sometimes careful man. No, it's very nice. Yeah. So we got these places plan for us where we got a weekend for the guys in the women that are coming into town. We'll try and take care of as much as we can and what else. I know there's one more than two cruise. I think by Sunday, we'll be able to put the information for the cruise. Tell you guys prices times dates the cruise line the destinations. All I gotta make a call tomorrow. Once they call is made and think we'll be ready to go. So you guys starts raping mind together because that's going to be an August that much. I can tell you and it'd be around the Mexico area. Okay. Yeah, we'll take it off here in Texas, right? Texas Galveston taking off from Galveston and gonna end up causing next? Exactly. Cozumel. Okay. I thought it might be when he's places we could get kidnapped by the cartel too late nine caused. Kidnap on Mexican pirates. Mexicans, just. Joe. From what I understand. Also, a big plus is that it won't take that many people for it to be viable so we can still do it. It won't be tour. I mean the cruise. We'll be like the Halloween party where, well, if you don't get this certain amount, we can't do it. Louis happened. I don't wanna tell you don't want five people on there, of course, but you know, we can get a good amount. Our. I'm gonna try gives me people as we can because you know, they giving us a ruined his show and everything. So nothing looks good when you trying to do something big, right, and don't know, put up, they were like, well, should are they gonna make no difference. Sure. Did they gonna make no difference? I'm not say we'll make a difference. I just don't want people worried like, well, what if they cancel it? We're not gonna council. No, no. We're not going to cancel that. We in win. You know whether we do it again. That depends on you guys do something else. That's kind of big eventful like that, but we'll see how it goes. I'm looking forward to it all you working on the next thing. Okay. All right. We're going to Mars. Twenty. Beat VIN diesel there. You need a passport. Okay. Legalize weed Oman warrants on Mars. Let me tell you what this board is. What I'm talking about talking shit talk, and then you can do about it. Carlos came. He was them vile suit me. He said, I was, I was. That I was. Was at the with the jubilee. All either boy loan, but he, he had to say, zoo three times, all of us. Booking. Exactly. Now. What I said? Yeah. He was like, I was at these you, you lost your shoe. I was. You got the flu getaway. Turn to episodes Sanford. Food. It's about twenty minutes. He went to. Winter, this as long as it took me back and say. We could've seen zoo sales. Those. Play clue. You write the down because. About, do you try to turn them down to like, okay? Yeah. All right. You know those. Important. Don't care any more. No. I had to. I had to wait that long. Went to the name. And. And the. I'm trying to protect, but he wanted me to tell you this. I'm trying to pretend Carlos. I don't think I should say this. No. He'll love it. It's going to be funding. All right. All right. Yeah. He said, I was at the zoo, and. This followed me here. This does this. This just this is just push you. House us. Oh, I was. I went to the monkey gauge in God damn. Fought me, and he said, I. In next to the next to the next to the monkey cage. They had these souvenir shop and I could not. Number store that you're old. About the the old days when you tried to start you on? Sure. Like I'm just going to say show 'cause I. I don't like to wrap. I don't. Just say, yes. With the people said, your name, your show, and he brought us back. Title what that's going to be, but it was his two of billing, but was it was shit. What was it called? Two monkeys. You show at one. Yeah. I can't remember was three months. Two months. Alma thoroughly apparently was the prequel twelve monkey. Other nine. Rosita plan the. Arises the that's what he said. I got this for you. You. Three monkeys. Mascot. He brought in three monkeys because every was. It was. Because. Says this, he bought the fullest. Wow. Thank you. That's what he thought he would take a bag next to the monkey cage and said, both get all can think of billion Cole. It is three. Makes three baby makes three. Yeah. And I looked at the most loud. To say, Carlos, that's your fun. He's like, welcome for that computer. So you you got it. That's something we would need. No, he got gang. Got me. Got me. Maybe you custom care. During the shift. He he, he. Oh, it's live. He the main before you said we are. Why did you do. You leaders l. fits small and it's it's smooth. So it's gonna be easy enough to shove. I gave it to do. Colors. Proud of the two. I what the fuck zoo anyway. That's a little kid hanging by yourself. Hanging out next to the monkey date zoo? Probably on a date and it was hard. Let me guess you didn't get. Hurt. He was looking gift. What are you doing this shopping. Shopping. I was shopping. Way would pork steak with. Says, I mean, romance girl, like getting around monkey. She by racist says, gives, you know. As you zoo, motherfucker. Of what they was. All right, strike too. Dog. The series of thought that that was, oh, I'm Tom by Raymond, looking. Looking. I'm not mad no more creepy. Scam. Gonna be looking. Helped me posited the cabbie away from this. Let's see to that. I really thought that that was Felix and there with the more. Give you a flashback to that. Was going to be one way or another look him in the. Him in the. Before we can to. The news this week, TJ man. Now let me tell you. I just want to go on the record right now that I pulled up today and sitting in the car said, I just saw light. Joanie was smoke, but he was smoking the car to sign a little light that cigarette. Well, pulled up and I saw nothing, but the white is a little. Shit. Here we go. Got out of the car. Got out of the car slammed the door. Actually came and you could hear the dog. I was taking lens caps off the cameras and turn them on, and I hear your voices out there. Out here and I was like, what does that I heard it again? I was like. Cree meet of open door Fiat. Moore, ran over money million blue commodity. He's like, what's going on at this at TD? TJ hurt shoulder, Chris, Tucker. Chris Tucker was someone to my shit. But I just record that we were talking shit week, but I, I don't know what you heard. You can't see him. He's gonna come on up here, man coming up here, what you heard, but you weren't here to get the full context context. Union. See me said that wasn't me. Voice, but it wasn't me. So you know, if you didn't see, I just want to let you know TJ I did initiate everything by saying that you had like a superhero in a meeting that you have an arch nemesis. And I said, you would like to peer to the point where this guy was like pure crazy and saying evil stalking, you putting swastikas on you wind on all kinds of stuff. And then I said, you're like a superhero because you could kill him instead you restrain yourself because I said these words are said because you are a karate master. I will give you coupling. Everybody. Just start laughing and I did not know what was going on. I defended you. I said, I why you're laughing at this man. I'll take his worry for it if he says. So I, I didn't not talk shit about you, man. I didn't have anything to do. I was the one that was compliment you. Let's go to despite whatever you heard on the podcast. Shit. I didn't know enough. Nothing wouldn't be here. We'll pull it up, but you, but you know. Every single goddamn, Tom on this goddamn so into the God inside and watching Ps. And the one time the what? Some chilling I've been busy. I can't be up in the studio. I'll get text. They're gonna, miss TJ. Ain't gonna watch wash your soda down what you mean. I'm always watching them away a little work. On the plane doing everything did not know. It was ten minutes twenty twenty five minutes just. Crows Dumbo lacking on my the attack, goddamn Tom. I'm gonna let you finish, but who is the one filling your hair with these ideas? I mean, seriously, who can't finish watching the show that they gotta stop and text you some bullshit. Even. I got. I got one about the integrity that person. I thought you starting. Here's a karate mass. I advertise that you describe me really? What's an ever. Billy. Thin. They're out there. Laughing, karate master. Got his time. Marjorie. Silly. I'm, I'll tell you what story all said. All he said was, hey, you know what? I had the -cation with homeless individual who wrote discrepancies, mop up in door, and that's how could said about myself. The karate master. No goddamn choke is has out because I make me a karate master. You have to forget, but I was cool. In my mind. I was I was I was laughing for like five minutes. I was. I was chuckling for like the other five about twenty minutes in fuming. 'cause I'm like, you know what? I'll take the teas got a high pitch. Sounds like Krista crony master to that. Come from. No, no, no, no, no, no, that's who didn't make that up. If you took a discrepancy on your front lawn, that's just clean it up man. I was going by the information. He said, calling you karate master, which I knew to not be true. I say nothing. A lot of people saying, oh my God. Oh my God. Explained the myself. When I when I say karate master, that really was me looking up to you, like you were you, you were an expert at what you do. Give you the highest form of compliments in special of training tire time. I was just like every fiber being wants to serve my thirteen foot thirteen. That's of someone's ass around here, but I was like, hey, you know, it is cool. I get ragged on all the time. I laughed it off later and then it got pissed off again. 'cause I knew I don't come into the show and I was going to have to look at all three because all y'all chuckling man, that's all if he knows karate on McCollum master. That's. I don't know. Patients safe, do not go around beating up homeless people. I want to. First of all correction, he came into my neighbor's door. He chose the wrong door. He wrote his social security number swastikas and f. off negro with, except that I said that very nicely. Okay. He was yelling and Cussing me out by some girl who I have no fucking idea. I did not sleep with the homeless dole. Fritz. Which guys insinuated to did make. We would. We second. I just said that if he was fucking with you that hard, you must have done some, but. But you. I simply all that happened was that when I woke up in the morning, a win out, he was still there. He ran up on me, choked amounts of police showed up. That's all that happened. Can you see her with think that you are trained in some sort of arts if you personnel, do you see how that works out my mind? I'm might have jumped a conclusion with. I mean, he, he got the choke, you. Get wrapped up in titles and shit. In the truth. I was compliment you I've, I was telling the story. I'm exaggerated the store little bit, but that complement was real. And then and then people started laughing at the compliment. I gave you now. I take responsibility for a lot of bullshit that I Pol on there, but that's the one thing that you were you an expert trained at a certain art and you could kick ass and that that you. You don't have anybody can take that the wrong way. You know. You are correct you you were in your own way standing up for him the whole time. You were. You were all good until the fucking end where you decided to throw that shit right back out or like karate master. He at the end of the show and the fuck you. Oh, y'all for that one. I was just so disappointed. 'cause you're the, you're the one who's supposed to be in court? I thought you tell him then people you're karate master. And seeing as he said, okay. I figured if it's true, your workout partner, Sammy would have stepped in vouch for you. And. Right, right. So say she didn't say thing. Then I knew this a real. Nobody corrected me. Police with. Called TJ. That's a great name. Called me Billy. I'd be like. Hell. Yeah, that's a great name. Come for whatever. Also, the name cool man. Animation got said about me already like anime. Combining me as a karate master fucking field day where you are going to say right now. Glowing man. It all works out. Listening. Much. You got good Lou. Whole sleaze. TJ. I'm happy to set a straight. Yes, they won't happen. This is what we needed him. That's the worst thing. No. Promise, man, we ain't gonna do now. This straight man, we realized how wrong we are now, you gotta give it no. Shit, man. I feel bad me to, you know, you got my word of man, and by the way, I'm sorry putting this on your window. I should've done this. Wrong house. This has been good for this has been a healing moment. It really is. It's been like an intervention. I mean, y'all. Been individual with one person jumps on everybody. Reverse reverse versa mention. I mean, because you got all up by anger and joking aside, you know, it's nothing but love appear, but I have to always remind because they think I'm. TJ some bitch, right? No, they think you karate master, don't fuck with you. I thought I was doing. Okay. But you good for. You since eighteen. Can we call you teacher moment comfortably? Can we? Can we? Can we walk away with at least a cool name from his kung FU TJ can we have? We got a friend. He's always wanted to call them reptile, devils, seven. We like, no, no, no. You point Lawrence. Lawrence TJ on soup. Human. I gotta say growth, that's your fault, but putting that name out there for us to take. We wouldn't never said anything. So we gotta use it. Now God need. If you hadn't essentially. Hey, it exists to me to take away from this is your new name is TJ. I was late. Awful. Yeah. Everybody. Come TJ. Starting all over again. This is divorce. He's by himself. Man. Oh, man. He's been. He's been reborn. He was so mad, you tired. Hey. 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Command, fuck there must have gotten their cartoons. I used to love the cartoon. Yeah, I used to love that too. Is this Hebrew. He's they're caught. Sorry. No. Hosemari the telephone operator. And. Mannered, janitor, old, black man, fucking dog. The only one. Wants to. Greenwich, say. Only the dog is. We gotta stop them feeling, but I serve you white folks. Be the janitor he was hiding. Hold on has always like this. Got the commendable. Dumpster bits. I need a black dog kits. Right. Let's go ahead and move on some stories this week that we got. Oh, man. Yeah, and I'm, I'm a little sad man. Never thought I feel this way about this. 'cause I ain't been into a Sears Roebuck in years. I'm talking about over not actually. That's not true. I went and bought a refrigerator and that's about it. But before that I had on say to Sears, in fact. Should do be tripping. Kiss my oh shit. I do Amazon now on walk up in those stores and Bastiat figured OSA you say, look, my grandma said bro book. They said. My grandma. That was back when I mean it's been around for a while buzzer ever since. Before the fifties, right. Or do you for that. Yeah. Into 'institution of this country. So a lot of people with various sad to hear the news about Sears filing for bankruptcy. I got this on business insider right now they talking about closing as they're going to chapter eleven closing one hundred forty, two stores. They have just closed a few right before that. And I thought about it. I fucking said. Fridge refrigerator, but I could order that on Amazon. Today delivers Sears as always wanted my go-to on black Friday shopping, mom. We need on a hole in your heart. Sears Roebuck been apart people's lives man, and you know. I don't know what was like the people in the thirties, forties, and fifties, even the sixties, but as a kid of the early seventies and there in the early eighties, you know, Sears Roebuck at the look back and I said, damn mulling, my dad. He played a big part of my life. Always there for Christmas catalog, always big ass catalog going through their stuff. You want it and dream feticide hill. Yes. Roebuck was with Sears. Roebuck the nut, let a kid. If you didn't have a daddy, Sears Roebuck was probably there for Christmas, was proud of their for for your birthday. You probably get nobody catalog, but you know. Oh, yeah, ours things dogeared pages and goal. Yeah. All right. So everything I want I put a circle but anyway. Oh. You can draw a minute circles as you want. Big kid. Zoe. Heiki was he'll dream. Dog your for you. Yeah. In the dog Christmas this shit you put down, right? If the pages off cinema fire. He got. You ask for tours. The worst it can do is say, no, no. You're yet, but asking dress you down. So what you want. Let me see below. Been my hard-earned money on that bullshit. But here's his thing, must be stupid. Okay. But so you talking about it, you say, you got some memories of serious. I'm sure you got some memories of and a lot of people damn here about Sears. Listen, even something you kids have come up later, these linear, you got some members of series whether you want to believe it or not, and I'm gonna go through at least my seven reasons why Sears Roebuck just playing Sears was a big deal for kids coming up. Nine nine. I'm talking about generation z. and bullshit and all that. Crew generation. He is. I don't know about that, but I can tell you from lineal is going up with man. You know, Sears was a big thing and. Got seven reason might and more about end of it bumps. You guys got some. I love to hear it, but let's start out with the number. One thing that comes to say, all good. I'm just saying that they were big party life in memories, and they're going to be with your whole life. Number one. From me, every Easter, your mama took you over the tires and got you. They're bad ugliest Easter suit. A seventies band. All these kids dressed like gigolos man. He's seven years old at home. Well, it's funny because it was close comeback and stuff. Cross country quick every everyone cares gotta sugar. No book you. His. Won't. All these other kids look my curtains right now. All dressed in plan. Volkswage like optical loses should. Yeah. And that's just gonna come back one day, but but you know, looking at this now I gotta tell you. They weren't usually like like, you look at this, these, these, these kids are likely like like child Burgess mill porn stars. You know. He's holiday through through all. Look like, they've got to go the head to the sentenced bucks here, but somebody order pizza. Put stereos. A used car. But, but you know what? This is. That you got it wasn't. It wasn't like that, but it was bad. It was usually the suit you've got. It was usually like some either shit Brown or it was like like these deaths Chun's number. This is back in the days when even white dues, they all dressed like black comedians. The blood. Miami vice was doing. Because you usually got some pastel colored suit, like a powder, blue, a lime, green dress usually dress. Like a bullet sherbert. Some, yeah, I had. I had a lime green leisure suit when you kid the kid. Yeah. Yeah. Your mom used to get you that suit the go to because it was cheap and she knew you weren't gonna wear that shit too. Often. That was you'll special Sunday soon in every kid on Sunday, every. I know every every black kid that went to church like me, every one of them went to winter church looking like a used car salesman. I had a Passover Sulu just like that. Yeah, I got a picture of twos, horrible. Yes, I tried to. I thought it was sharp as a tech to, you know what for the time you were? Yeah. Sure. I asked my mom today. I said, mom, I know you get some some pictures of me when I was a kid dressed up one, the muddle as she find it for you, babe. And I heard going through the pictures. I got no pictures. No, I'm not putting that out. I'm sorry. I should've done. Yeah, it was not the look look back on it and it might have been the best look before the time it fit you war from one day Easter was around there and it has it was a ritual for your mother take any. She didn't take JC Penney. She didn't take to KMart. She wouldn't. Do you like k. mart with real pro broke as people with you? Back then she took you to Sears and every series. And if you're lucky, you might get an Easter basket with the two. Maybe maybe that was when you're little when you were real little, but that's bay started a little getting you those suits. I think begging hard man, begging hard, but I think back with some fun memories to of too for me. If you were a kid coming up in the eighties and you about eight, nine, ten years old. You probably got your first consul which was the Atari twenty. Six hundred are not even tarred twenty six hundred. It was the Sears brand tar twenty six hundred. It was called. It was called Tele games. Oh shit. I forgot all about that. It was. It was actually look. The funny thing about it was power. Oh, yeah, that's the way it was. And here's the thing, get made fun of heaven, heaven, knock off, but sees me shit. This shit was like a piece of furniture. The wood paneling related wood-pannelling. Yeah, daddy got his drink on. Yeah. And you know what. Especially if you were the lucky kid to be one of the first to to get a console because there was some kids who didn't have probably as much money as you did, and they had to wait a year or so before they got their first console and they would come over to your house and they would play your gain. There was still some games. Oh, yeah. But. Who became a missing a few times. Oh yeah, we we had the project next. We would just it was just us come over there and just when they need something, they just came up to just took it. And dare to ask here. So I'm taking this right up. The middleman just gave it to me. We did. Here's my Christmas presents. No trouble. You know what I'm taking this, right? Yeah. I didn't even open it. Know what it was, but but with this it wasn't tar to his twenty six hundred game. For some reason. It was just branding for Sears. They played the same games, but for some reason, Sears made their own brand of games. It was the same thing. You got space invaders for the two thousand six hundred. You gotta for this system. Like I said, it was. It was just a rebranded console because Sears really wanted to put their stamp on the video game trend that was booming at the time opening. Now, red ribbon, then in here's bestselling video game video arcade on sale. Now for only one thirty four ninety nine our lowest price ever and don't miss the fuller storefront of in-country of ADL everyday. They steal it. Surveillance video. Santoni. If you were running your l. steal a bunch of stuff and everybody just, oh, clearly he's working. Oh, yeah, right. This one in two player, hand hill sports games or everyday low price is twelve to thirteen dollars lower than less. You. On this shit, man, this shit up the puck. No. Because that's what happened when you went over to Sears, man, you win there what your mom's even if you at the mall. Like if you were really little like she wouldn't let you run around the mall by like she'll take you to the to to to the Archady onto the, you know, to get ice cream or something, but you have to stick with her. So while she was in Sears, she leaves let you write off to the what they call the fun traffic center, which is Sears had a whole video game center. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean they had they had everything that you would want is the older version of it. So they had in the ninety still. But you know, back in the back into the eighties, Sears was a big player in the video game game all the shit. Your momma buy? Yes. This game was mama. Can we get yours? All right. You got that told you to come on. Yeah, that's why that's why you waited every Christmas because you got those two games and you played the fuck out of the those will go last you for the rest of the year unless it was a huge game that everybody got you just wouldn't shut you. Gotta ask him still. Stop. Yes. Hugo kid me. Gain won't go down. You, you have to look at. That's right. But number three for me, man, it was his his memory of a big memory for everybody Sears coming up and we mentioned already it was that Sears catalog that came through, and a lot of is when we got that Sears catalog a lot, we spent way too much time in the female underwear section. Okay. Oh, no. Oh, we look. I don't think anybody say that, but there's a lot of people before the Sears, Sears catalog, maybe you will little bit older mom, but the Sears catalog that was like playboy seven-year-olds. Sure. I'm good and beyond you come on man. Pay, Greg come clean so to speak. Billion. I quit bullshit. All right, clean today. If you if you didn't, if you like this before you got to the nasty ship. Like if you didn't have a big brother where you can find his playboy. Here at they hit the shit really well, you'd had no other resource catalogue. Chances are the first thing you checked off to some chicken abroad was Sears choice. Years, Victoria, and then play. Gated blow it all. One thing. Sears funny, this was so innocent people put this in here because that was the gateway to point. People worship that, yeah, a woman I told you this, this is what I found my neighbor. I'm not. I'm not trying to make make a joke here, but my neighbor he was down syndrome. No, he had no access access to porn at all, and he would always grab the Sears catalog and get off to the floor. Earlier, and I remember I remember his dad came in and he's like, he's sleep caught them. What? Tommy? What of what about what about. And he was he was looking at the Sears catalog and he was getting off to it. So humping the floor, he was helping the floor. He was gone and his dog dog dare told him. He's like, you know, come on this twenty twenty. You do this in very thinking early was kind of like t didn't give it just like. Okay, you're done. Got some shit. Actually gave up. Oh, no anymore. Early. He did not give us shit. What are you doing. Do you think I'll be good in the mid gut. It takes longer. When you come in. They don't give fucking playboy can do it the right way by the way you see this. You know, let's let's be honest man, this shit. We should be kidding, but don't the reason why I could say some about my man is because I did it. A lot of people did. You know what I'm above that I was not. Pof- it, and I noticed people my age are even older, who did it. I didn't do it. He's had access to real. Paul. At the tone we didn't. You missed. No, you're right. It was right there just didn't. It didn't trigger that for me grad that their catalog. Your mom think anything? I'm just looks as close. Getting. Give me especially when you got called voting, but looking for gift. Dickey. Your mama love your birthday so much. You think you'd look in this. But you know, thinking catalog now, here's what we get to what you talking about. When you were done looking at the underwear section kinda moved on. If there's anything that could beat the underwear section of Sears? It was the Christmas catalog would all the Christmas gifts toys. It was just the Christmas catalog because they put that Christmas catalog out in November. July, but yes, it would give you a preview of toys coming. We'll give you a good preview, but the thing with with the Sears, the Sears catalog, they had the right commercial, go with it if it was Christmas time because Sears knew how to sell their merchandise. Sears will put out these commercials where they made every Christmas gift that the family got looked like it was the best gift. For everyone. Will make everyone happy like cable comp appliances, a wide selection, ten fifty percent. An appliance. He's happy. Good. I was expecting food. In the fan. I mean, really everybody was happy with their gives a little bit too happy. Seven. Crooked seven food product price at just forty nine ninety nine and for grandma, pretty things like plush color may towels in a variety of comers. Ecstacy before they opened up their right to the sounds everybody sounds like or who. Ooh. Grandma. The set of those seeks brickmaker no hurt. Yeah, man. So they got you in the mood already. It was like. Grandpa look into. You need them sheets. Position you're. Thank you. Now. I got you. But once you got excited about the other gifts that's when you went over to the toy section man, and that was back in the day where they were loud to sell and you think commercials ban eighties early native for we got transformers in before we got GI. Joe are the jobs that we know. Of course, Star Wars was out there. They would sell Anthony kids back in the day and you didn't care if it was in a serious catalogue. You want it. They sold racist, ask cars generally from dukes. I wanted that. I am shamed this. I wanted, hey, man, here's laying TV show. Yeah. If it was in the look they could've. They could've could've sold a slave plantation. If it was in the Sears catalogue, you would've wanted look. Good mama. Give me the freedom land set. Kluber for slavery. Yeah. There's other toys right there, though. Transformers and everything. Yeah, all of Justice yet, this is the hall of Justice. Yep, they should did. This is before even then in my mama soon and DC headed to go going on strong and then marvel back then you know, those are the toys that you wanted. You want to superman, you wanna, Batman, the phrase back then. Yeah, and you know what? And this is what you circled all the toys that that you want to send in inspector gadget. Oh, yeah. Yeah. That toy never worked for other word really motherfucker broke every time we had three of them. Expected. It wasn't spec together, I know, but it's not supposed to bring them. I feel like you've never watched the show. Yeah, I think it's no toy. We put this brings the legs flying across the room and weeks are crying. I think it was that way. You just put it back together. They all broke. So maybe that is, but this is what you, this is what you circled all of all of the toys that you want to bring you knowing that you wouldn't even get this ever like like, you might have got a Batman or superman, but you'd better forget about that fucking holler. Jokes. The castle grace cold. Go to your your white friends house play with that. You'll go into these. Yeah. Yeah. It's a second one. The other one. Still. That man Suman grew this. I had that penguin. All kids. I believe you see, that's why you always wanna go sleep. That's why you always wanna go sleep over Todd's house because he. Sonic chaser Blake hands grant. And then when you get there toddler wanna play. You be like, fuck off. Get the fuck off. What happens is ten years later, you're older, you have money, you find those things that are flea market and you like, oh, I always wanted this. You buy it and you get home and you're like, okay, now what am I going to do it. Got them, take it back. Archie comics. Gonna have my boss shit. Look at all. I love these. In in. That was number four with the toys and in the catalog and everything, but a number five. A lot of your first. One of these was probably from Sears. That night. Closer. Outside. Releasing me, but that's the bike man. That's a lot of you got your first bike from Sears. I remember getting my first bike from Sears, and the thing was it wasn't. It was. It wasn't a coolest bike, some Louis shit late this, but who cares. It was your first. I I, it's a big deal. I bike I bike and had training wheels on it. You know you, you gotta work. You know you, you gotta work your way up to the cool bike and you would get that in time. But before then you learn to ride a bike with our first bike from Sears. Number six man for me back to school back to school. You usually went over to this. How worked out as I say k. mart was the couple of notches below Sears. So you didn't. You didn't mind like, I don't mind like sometimes didn't want to be seeing me. I'm sorry. Oh, you wanna be seen in k. mart because you know your friends, we're talking about your s and you'd be like, what? What you're doing to. Hey, that's not telling me about it. We did. This runs the whorehouse k. mart shoes. We're in a came. Both of us. Yeah. You went to came to get to the to get you school supplies, but you went to Sears for your back to school clothing, and it wasn't. They want the best clothes out there, but you would just you would just happy then you weren't going to KMart Sears back to school and learned the ABC's saving, oh, quarter ROY pants, including tough boys and girls and tough skins. That's the funny thing. Don't know about it where quarter works hipster today ain't no going gonna be seeing no quarter. ROY Moore got up. On fire. Going back to class. He thought might school again, thick as no. No, no. It's not. It's not those thick as corduroys like you used to wear 'cause they would call of skins, I'm saying, and you had to have tough skin. They would. Man. Shit hurt. Like look at this kid like Panton the girls at the most comfortable jogging pants. The value. Walk, listening, shape, kids, nuts, hurting right now, so bad. Somebody off camera right now with the fire extinguisher. Casey. You do you remember this Bill? You would try to bend your. And that tear up the back yield. Took half the school year. The break this shit in. Get your with for having. Tough skins. They heard they had him in jeans to man. I should tell you what they were tough. If you were playing around on the playground. We're not. They were tough, but you pay the price. You wouldn't get hurt. You intro for. School closed, but that kid took his jeans off. He was a skeleton. Light armor. He came feel his legs. So it'd be behind propped up. Please. And you know what? Here's the other thing. Man still didn't work all the time. 'cause serious close could actually be kind of. They could be con- generic be fashionable. It's on. The kids wouldn't talk about you, but every now and then. Mother would get and you would have to wear it. She would get you that that that that dragon dragging. Oh, you're not around the fake as is fake. I'm ROY. Bragging dragon pullovers. Twenty five percent. Would cheat because they wouldn't get you the, they got, they got you the dragon and you better way that too because I'm wasting my gut their money on these clothes, and I'm not taking it back. And it looked just like that mother fucking spend the money hospital, beat them. When I got older and I find out is actually was only wanna wear. This is that they should. I walk away. That wasn't what. Oh man. It was like, put me. Well, you didn't know do now got mother actually, is therapy m actually pulled some shit on me. She. She actually went in and had the fire removing tried to act like those alley. Baby? No. Hey, listen. Even worse because the dragon can't even breathe fucking fires. This. Giving. School lab. I single black at school. Get. My brother to aggress grandma's place, which you get rid of bunch of stuff. We had a usual suspects moment really. This has fire. The coffee. At the gate, just laughing at the dragon. Bitching looked your broker, your mama can't afford me. I gotta store at the domain. Dragon dragging. It was called the bragging drag my good, which was nothing to brag about. He's never verse psychology. They used to where they should inside out. Dragon open. They brag about. How many shirts. Cheapest. And finally, for me, I remember. Everything in your house every plans that you have? Oh, yeah, you got it from Sears. National home appliances, great settings. Many series, major home appliances, tape a hundred dollars on this Kenmore, refrigerator, thirty dollars on this contact, eight track on cassette stereo one hundred dollars on Sierra's best biker wave. Fifty dollars on this Kenmore more washer. You sound like he's a Nelson World War Two. Refrigerator. Oh my God. Oh, no. Atrocity. What. With low prices. All my. Well, Hitler not the army. Microwave chicken, not included. Meanwhile, Hitler's army are buying these appliances at low prices twenties. Yeah, it was almost like. I'm just want to ask him about, let me just move into a fucking Xeres because everything that we have in here is from Sears. In fact, their plans tight, Kenmore, that's a good brand. That's true. That's true. That's why I say when I needed a plants as I hadn't bought in the plans for years man. And when I finally had to get a new refrigerator, that old memory came back, go to see. And there were so many times we had the Sears repairman come over because we had the air conditioner from Sears. Yeah, man. It was even back in the day, I believe in the fifties you just by they say all yet all your plants from us anyway. Just take the house. They would sell a house. Yeah. Let me. Montgomery war, but to really reward you beg like the twenties and stuff like that, the build your own house, kids, whatever. Yeah, not that I would know how to do it, but, but that's the thing they sent you the kid and you, you built you on how you doing. He's got a great deal on the doom house over here. Fuck. I'm doing two planes instructions, you know, but I kiss you, they would actually show up and dump that shit out and good luck. To be homeless for the next six months. You know what you living in the bucks. They brought the half. Everybody thought that they could take the fucking shit. Seven hundred fifty three dollars how much it cost to get a house from Sears. Build it, man, you build them for yeah, def, you build it, man. If you if you the receipt will come. Yes. That's a chat. Somebody said, man, that one hurts Montgomery wards because my gummy warrants went bankrupt a long, long time ago, not around him when that credit cards and the interest rate was criminal. Oh, really? But they went, they went down? Yeah, it's been a while Yemen. They'd been in Montgomery wards twenty years. They've been gone for a while. Man been gone for a while. See them lose me. Netflix run away walking around. She would. She would just she'd awards should be walking around and I was sitting around looking around. I can't find her and venture. She Finally, I get my Asmaa. That's why it took. And you listen, I'm getting may as well as well. We'll see Sears doing over here. Last name gummy what was doing, changed their department name to electric avenue. So they kept playing Eddie grandson over. You know what Billy makes me reminds me to cause us to get lost. 'cause you'd be lately cities? She came with me. She came by me two minutes later here. Is there a Corey. The store, your mother's up at the front, please come floor and she's fucking pissed. Totally. She's not leaving. Well, my just come on. Because your mother scaring us to poor Coleman up at the front, please get the fuck out the store attention customers kosher the front shit go down. Get over man, you know it's coming. The Alpi the biggest, ask your life. With the belts. Everybody knew who you work because you'd be the only one the crown. You must be Kobe. You better get. Pays like that all around and act like Nike. But. We've been on. And ask shopping over here. 'cause that's what you do. You just pick it up lamps. The price is much. Mealey's calculators. Can you tell you. Calculating that ask. Angel momma waiting on you. You're talking about? My wife is a more in the vicinity. Excuse me. Can you tell me more about this. I can tell you about. And how that's going. The price. She's not leaving. David. Get my ass. Rundown there. Yeah. News going on and we'll guarantee. Memories of? Yeah, we'll talk about the popcorn would I remember? It was times I would go with my mother and where they had it was rather jury sex, but they also had all the food, the candy, and they had this popcorn. They would sell you smell that popcorn. Soon you got in pull you over. There was always this Red Stripe bag and remember cartoon characters, but it had a cartoon alligator. Oh yeah. You know, funny to Mars buddy skull found electric avenue, man. Oh, there it is right there. Let me see if I can find the popcorn at you're talking about. Then you know they'd have chocolate fudge by the pound. My mom would always get the the malt balls and mixed nuts, cartoon, ganders, bang. I remember they weren't cartoon catcher anywhere else. It was just their own proprietary cartoon guess. Funny, man. I can't even find them. That's a, that's a red one right there. I can up k. mart popcorn. I can't. They must've been owned by the same people because they've been the only two stores that have popcorn and icies. Is is, is that I remember that fucking sugary water as the same as a slurpee is just, I mean, they were actually identical slurpy icies the same. I didn't like either one is just this really. I love. I don't like sweets again. Polar bear. The coolest. Polar bear, like a drug dealer smells looking blue. Mean maybe you wanna sit. Let me see. I. Z. popcorn. I mean to put icy. Number park with them fake ass cartoon your momma calling. They actually the cartoon them up, but I remember when he, oh there it is shades. Well, that's, that's. That's later the old ones that's Olmert there. Which one right there? Oh, right. That's the one I remember. Hanna Barbera mini China's. Them. He's on that shit. Right there we'd go people we had done with Sears. Do you have memories of Sears at all besides. Percents asking that's value. Yeah, same. He's got the popcorn Icees and getting the Schick here, don't think of anything from your childhood from Sears. Maybe if store likes almost hitting your shoes stuck in the escalators. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I mean they used to have these are tell you will see the stories coming true today, but these tell you back then a kid, they'd like, got his foot call, escalate and ripped us all the scandal. These stories to make a right for sure to go on at this, you may get stepping on. You might act to fool for the rest of the stuff. You got an elevated angel. St.. Mary Poppins. Yeah. Was still about Sears that they're, they're appliance department was hit. What other stuff I bought from them, like my refrigerator and my oven. Maybe come out right there if you bought the warrant. Yeah, but I'm just saying that they would come right out and take care of a good tool and outdoor section. Maybe looked a little Ron burgundy is. They're right there. Him. He's he that go get a, hey, girl. Memories of Sears. Let us know any other store like it. I mean, we all do. I have fun chance. Some memories word. I didn't know until they were talking about Sears closing so that you go, you don't know what you've got until it's gone almost on his way. Childhood Jimmy Henderson's band. All right. Let me get into this story right here. In, you know, you can. You can talk about Trump all you want to try will out there. Trump Trump Trump Trump. He, he, he's a soldier. He not a civilian. He has to end the game, but don't don't don't talk about the first lady. Don't talk about Malani she, she ain't done on him about it. She just she's just a chick on the side. Well, actually, no, you've got. Which we don't. But you don't mess with her. You leave it alone. Everybody else, but not area, but TSA I'll give I'm as everybody in her family Yang. The rapper actor and TI said, you know some most famous for his eight-man movies. Exactly. Exactly. I remember him from the black dude from atman. Doing good fight. But this right here, he's here. You know, you heard him getting Konya about kissing up to Trump and having his head all Trump's as he said the night, finish it, I'm going. I'm. Conjugate enough. I'm going for the fan. I'm going to the source and mommy and right here. He went ahead and said, you know something. I'm gonna piss all y'all today. You know, I'm gonna make a video and he did. He pissed a lot of people. Lot of people in many political -ffiliated. He said. But this out there, everybody's gonna be talking about it. It's video where you have Trump gone on vacation and of course the, he's got some going on out there so you can't take detailed. He can't take. When. She's so mad that she, she don't wanna go and TSA. That's alright babe. I Gotcha. On now. He's got a. Trump Trump. She, you know, she, she put up with a lot of things for Mr. Trump from from from from all done. And let's say, well, you know what? You need a real man. Was he clever laying? Why are they. And when he when he when ma-ma-madonna lease office, he said canyon. Eighth only represent fuck that up. He got Malanje in stripping. Him. Malania Trump did not go tomorrow Lago with the president this weekend, which has a lot of people wondering. Damn. Now, let me just say, I don't know if there's a. Version is because I'm not able to find it, but people say she got, but as make it for him. Nell. Either good job of finding a look alike. That's kinda lonely. She looked like me. This, this has pissed off a lot of people. Sure. You mean Trump's like to release the district to refute it. Deign even been a tweet about this. If my may want to go out and piss people off, sir, mission accomplished, shoot, you did. It got seen in and everybody else talking about it. So the first lady's spokeswoman on Friday said called the video disgusting and called hashtag boycott TI today I spoke to her again. The first is communications director and she even elaborated Furthermore on this like it or nominee what she said to me new statement Laker like it or not. She is the first lady and this is the White House. It's disrespectful and disgusting to portray her this way simply because of politics. These kinds of vulgar attacks only further the divisiveness and bias in our country. It needs to stop and certainly Brooke, this is a free country there. It's freedom of speech. This is obviously an artist and TI is a rapper. But at the same time on the other side of this, the first lady of the United States. From CNN. The argue both ways right here now. FOX, of course jumped on this and they bought. They bought a the Representative for maligning Trump on to talk about this situation and. To be expected? Not only did she think that this was this was disgusting because a fence to the first lady of America have you know, almost like talking about America, fending America your country, bless MRs some patriotic and not only she say in net, but she's also calling for a boycott of video here to react. Fox News contributor, Rachel Campos Duffy, Rachel, is it okay to have the first lady to picked it as a stripper even to rapidy? And I'm sorry, that's contributed. That's not the Representative. They had the Representative. Her quotes being on scene in right here. This is just a woman just don't like. Thank you. No, it's not. Okay. And listen, we've seen all kinds of things don't at this family. There's no limit to what the resistance and Hollywood will do to this family. But I really look at this at a different way and from different perspective, I'm a political spouse. So I understand very well to kind of power that the first lady's club. This is the most exclusive club in the world. That includes MRs Carter, Michelle, Obama more virtuously. Nobody gave foot from FOX or anybody his camp when he was actually splitting up families out there from their children, putting them in cages, not would no in game to reunite them. What about those families? This is gonna be alright. This family got a billion dollars all these other families. Nobody said Bill billions. Nobody's saying thing about these other people though, say nothing when they called Michelle Obama and ape going. I mean. I'm passing it to you guys right now. Please put it out this. Malania did pose for some new pitchers. That's the actual thing. So called me to- so having a fake Malania has a stripper is not all that much of a stretch. Google's shit. Let's there was a famous porno of Nalen Palin, Sarah Palin, and everybody treated that like it was a joke. So so the now differences that she was first lady, but that's a, that's a slam difference. That's that's slim to come across that. And the whole thing of you must respect the White House. When the president we have has gone of his way to go like, I don't respect what the White House. Oh, not minute I will. I mean, you should respect me, but he's done. He's he's, he's trampled over everything that was about respecting the white. Let me tell you something. I'm just going to be very, very upfront and lot of people don't like what I say. I'm going to be very four with all this, some of y'all ready to cover. But first of all, it's always the double standard. All these people are talking about when I say my racist shit. When I say my my callous things about other people different from me out of my party out of my out of my related circle. Well, you know, that's free speech. I should be able to say what I want to America. Free speech what he's doing rating. I mean, he's this guy's expressing himself. I mean, what? What's different phone? All these other people who wanna tell jokes that are non. I mean, this is not ever, right? I mean PC's Oldham's all back now. Now you wanna be when when it's something that you don't like they don't agree with and they don't agree with the fact that her her pass our man. I'm getting hotter her pass. I thought that was her. I'm tell you right now. First off. That's number one. Number two, we have a prison United States that says, horseface calls the tweeden any perceived a front tweeden bag Tong shit saying nasty things accusing people of of felonies and crimes that with absolutely no evidence of proof in just a, would you say, fuck your mother to shit like that. And yet I'm sorry, everything's been doing this family, this motherfucker. We can't go a day without hearing from his bitches. You're not a date and walked people just leave me alone. The fuck up. I mean, just suggestion. I agree with that. Exactly. I'm just saying how you feel. About the whole cat. Yeah, let's cut the bullshit right now. Let's just give really hurts people. The most right now is because you get. White wife of the president fucking around with a black ads rapid. That's really, let's be on. Let's get. Let's get. Let's let's let's be honest. Let's just say was really, really bothering people this because we know that FOX and all these people who are outright by far right? All these people they want. They try to look that one of the chinks arm of any kind of black. But they always try to look. Person look for? Did he ever rap hip-hop career? Because that's still kind of scary, right for a lot of people out there, that's not kind. Yeah. No, unless you're unless you have real crossover appeal and you're kissing the president's as you can be used as a tool, but they don't like this image right here was this straw is this is really head. This is a real headstrong rapper coming in and just laying it all out there because one of the things that's happening with this is that it's not just some black rapid re recreating a strip strip club in the Oval Office. If you really look at this, he's pointing out the hypocrisy of everything has gone on. Thank you with this administration has to do with decency, right? I'm gonna tell you like this Google right now. See if she didn't wear that coat. Seaview. Nigga picture over. Oh, I got. I live club named one of the first lady. You can find naked pictures. Titties out in through through the. Okay. Here's a shaming. No, no, no. With this video, the problem people are having with this video is that it's too close to plausibility. Picks up on a lot of real things about it. There's there's more outrage at the at the fake fantasy video of Milania having an affair with the with the rapper than it is with actual Donald Trump, having an actual fair with the stripper. Malania was pregnant at the time. It was a porn star get. All right. Yeah, both and young and get this whole thing of boycott at you because this is four is album. New album dime trap. Ain't nobody boycott nut album. And ain't nobody says boycotting is video. In fact, people you tell him not to watch. They're watching this because they want to watch it and get mad. It's free, hang buddy. To find it and get it in. They wanna watch this just out of curiosity, even people who I've gainst it, they cannot resist the urge to see what this negro did to America so they can beat more angry boy con shift. You just gave more attention to jacking off. Existed till now even talking about this, respecting her and you guys hit it. How about all the disrespect that her husband is giving her every day in the news? Her husband's her husband is out there shaming because I don't. I don't give a fuck what this woman does. I I'm not that judgmental. You can be a whole somehow make it to the White House. If you if you do your job, you made some progress. I don't share, but this man has does not give a shit about shaming. I don't. I'm not slut shaming this woman. I don't care what her past is, but Donald Trump is flouting all flouting dirty business out there and a lot of the expense of this woman. The most famous thing of course, being this whole stormy Daniels and their relationship and their relationship, and you had sex. Did you want to have sex with him? But I didn't. I didn't say, no, I'm not a victim. I'm not entirely consensus. Yes, guess a non though that this is a, he said, she said, case rate, I'm going to be fair because that's always approach. I mean, we can't prove anything but giving his man's behavior and his attitude is does kind of cast a shadow over his believability. And there's been some attempts subterfuge and and it has been proven that money changed his lawyer. His lawyer paid her. Yeah, man. The money goes for her how you case squirm your way out of this. His lawyers run around like a mob snitch. Countries and eights trying to score mentor, he'll pull out gaming. Good. Literally his. And she also says, he's not a bit. I wasn't a victim. She was like, I didn't wanna sex them, but hey, we all do shit. We don't wanna read it. Later on, we go. On full display the country to see speaking of massage and hid in is out there for him to see some say they're putting image of her in the video somehow shows her as as being a victim of the metoo movement. This is something that she says the way like, hey, you should see people see this as a way of slut shaming her bullshit by trying to slut shame herb. And another thing is that she put it out there that I support the metoo movement. If you look, there's articles out there. Looking at this on ABC news. Maligning Trump says, she supports the hashtag me too movement, but people say, really more evidence. And I believe that man because washy says that she supports the metoo movement. She gladly got with a man that contradicts that whole movement that is almost just the spits in the face of it and you and we saw that on display before this man was even president. We all had a chance to say, fuck you. Yeah, I'm a decent person, but nobody gave us you laws. We got that nigga out here. We ain't that bitch. Grab. He won't do anything, but everyone grabbing by the pussy. Do anything. Bragging about whether he did enough, but the fact that he's just kind of child is like this. Listen, I know I know that I'm willing to give any man a chance to change locker room, talk boys, but forever. He ain't change when. I'll be honest every time I wanna punch Billy Bush in the face punch. You're right, you're right. Well, here's a Bush. How disrespectful isn't how right up to how, how, how. Unladylike how I unlucky. Like for her to go see migrant children trying to make a fashion statement. I really don't care if you do if you don't. I really don't care. Do you what was what was the statement she was making? He made up some shit later about why she did that, but how about you? Just go see these kids and shut the fuck. All right. Close. Not a runway. This this. This is not Saks Fifth Avenue. You are on a presidential trip, you representing the American. You represented the president, which I don't count. Fuck, but. That is not decent to cut us some slash. She just got these shooting TI's video. Quick. But you haven't changed. And you know, and here's, here's the thing about it, man in that video. No, it's not the real men lung and Trump that's not her, but you know what? That was the real her when she was showing her titties. That was when she was she put on that. There's more than that. Oh, I know this because. On your screen. I didn't have all day. Gun. Gladly when they saw the pictures before anything happened, they gladly accepted her saying that beget her pass this first lady material come on. And by the way, some people say, will you know it's kind of cool to have a hot chick as I president, unlike that ain't a little head one show and that's like I have nothing against being naked man. But this is the part I have nothing to get. He's five. Stay a good long these today. I got nothing to gain judgment here. Red five, but I'll tell you what I have nothing against it, but this is the party of people with high rails evangelical ahead. This been not even not even. Not even Michelle Obama had been anybody that they are against. They done this. They would have been all kinds of slut Shane. Well, they're also the party of high poxy exaggerate and double standards, and that's videos out there. Remember, Michelle Obama couldn't even wear the sleeveless dresses, whether sleeveless, what I've been hope and if she just just imagine she came with address, imagine if she'd been in video. If you've been a picture, people would have been called her all kind of get a hose. It should have been a disgrace to this country. They're doing if for for this video blab. I can't wait for the bucking for part two where she actually fucks don't fuck for me too. By the way. Yeah, and I got a Arab speaking. Speaking of Michelle, Obama people are hard about this video, but how many people came to hurt to defense in the GOP when they were all kind of racial slurs being thrown away, probably only John McCain, only killing cans, but like where was where was Trump speaking up against? Maybe he did if he did know, I'm gonna tell you right now. What about Carl palladino his Trump allies from the New Yorker. He said this about Michelle Obama. Let me see if I can find it right here. The comment said, pleased. His able, you're adblocker. He says, let me see here. He said some bus in hers back to Africa. Back into a cave, her back to him Bob way. Wish I could find is here somewhere. Let me see. You see it anywhere. I can't believe this man. Oh, let me see. Oh, she would dive mad cow. He would die mad cow disease. And there was a lot of worse days that he said. He said that that she should go back to being a man and go back to Zimbabwe and living cave. This is Trump never spoke up against this at. Are you spec somebody to speak up? Fucking Trump is his wife, fuck the both of nobody said anything about that. That was not many people know. I mean, I'm not saying nobody, but a lot of people that are talking a lot of shit right now. They didn't say shit, Sean Hannity saying about FOX FOX and Francine. If they know they're like, well, maybe he was. He was misunderstood. Don't we? Because you know she does cave in Zimbabwe. Well, plus Trump has been the one who's been so antagonistic with everybody in the media, not just the press, but everybody, everybody so you can't be antagonistic. And then when people respond to that goal, hey, come on. Why are you taking me? And the first lady should be protected like maybe I mean, it would be the courteous thing to do, but the children are protected because they didn't ask to be part of this. The first lady knows what she's getting children get high old. Okay. The rest of them just jumping out, I'll tell you something they talking about disrespecting the Oval Office. Y'all's memories that short, it was just a week. We wanna talk about disrespect that's set anything. Any Oval Office is, but it was just days ago the Kanji was in there in the Oval Office talking all if his crazy shit. University alternate universe. So it's very important to me. Brennan's like I wish I was an alternate universe. This is in the Oval Office in front of a press conference, making a fool of himself as long as he's kissing up to the president tied him. My dad ended up, hey, you know, this is this is a. Kuhnen. Yeah, it talking about disrespecting the Oval Office man what they called a media circus in the office and have him there to talk about the issue actually talk. But like he knows a fucking thing about. Yeah. Integrations interviews. You don't know what he's the Konya in their Babbel's. And the thing. Trump knows that he was bad when he just wanted it. For some reason, his mind he, he was just hoping win over the few ignorant black people that he could because he got kind you swinging from his nuts. Yeah, let's let's just call the ship for what it is man low for TI maybe maybe this is debatable like maybe that is our is arguing making argue that to me, but but you know what. But Malanje Trump people say, I feel really bad for. I don't feel the fucking thing, but she chose to marry a guy. Now, here's my personal opinion comes in and she chose to marry guy for power and money and citizenship incident. He and citizenship for her in her fan cannot tell me she found attractive. Sorry. Maybe his his money was a thing where she actually fine. I mean, you see pictures of when he was younger. He wasn't. He was actually a handsome guy. Yeah. What the thing about Trump is that he's attitude actually, he was very cares medic. Yeah, his his, his, his, his charisma made him even more attractive to some people I get it. But I think that I think that at the point she married him. I think that there was a power plant, say, young, he's married Ivanka. I'm talking about ten eleven years ago. We say when he was younger. You know, I don't feel I don't feel bad for this woman. She married she, this is what she wanted. She got it. So that's, that's that right there, man. What all this thing talking about. He's low. What's what? TI did our? Is it lower. What his his supporters claim to be moral people in evangelical is low of them to overlook all the lies and deception his questionable behavior, his his, his morally questionable behavior, and just the low decency brought to this administration. I mean, nobody is that is that honestly lowered not as low to you is what data te'o? What worse? Because if that is your priorities wrong? Well, maybe everybody's just really overlooking the obvious that TI has a huge crush on Malania. He's wants to show her how he feels. Yeah. And also TI's not the president United States, so he can make a social. He can make he can make an artistic statement if he feels like exactly and he's not. He sends, let's teach them the tweets and the president. I think I don't think any celebrity sends anymore tweets than Donald Trump. Yeah, he's up to what five six day. Yeah. And I don't see anything about this. All of my braces. Freedom of speech. So he goes about going to jail for it. They if they want to call a boycott, they're free to do that. You read like, you want to. That's what that's what America's all about. You react like you want to to this and I'm not gonna say word because that's the beauty of what this is. Everybody has the freedom to say what they wanna say about video and that's fine. My reaction. This is all of. I react and I can tell you right now that this, I think the video while create creatively. I got a great looking look alike. It might not. It might not be the height of creative genius, but it does do something great point out the Packers of the people who complain about this very thing right here. All these people choose to either ignore a rationalize. Every indecent thing happened right here. So this means nothing to me and absolute nothing special. We got some evangelical right over here and I'm waiting for them because they've tracked down a couple of people have come here and I'm waiting for them to say some shit to me because evangelical, if if you voted for Trump, you can't say shit to me or anybody else about morals because you've got the most crooked morally bankrupt. Fuck in the White House right now. I can't wait Kush, edgy. Here's the thing, but he's not even evangelical. Now thing you don't care about the bible. He was like, he was like, what the hell is this? When they added. Doc. You started order Meg you at a restaurant chicken, two Corinthians. Yeah, I'll. Yeah. What the hell is job. About this job. Oh, man. Appetizer. This is. Nothing. Not a God damn thing. Get over. Fuck getting to not to over cook my steak. See we got here. The smell was coming here. We got real quick gotta do starts wondering they're getting. I did not do. Sure. Now. Go ahead and bringing over. Coming on as him money. Sammy got the got together. Let me go ahead and bring you in Sammy. We all got our winter clothes on right. Fuck out there. Man. And I didn't. Cold pre-cold before I got here on this. I'm trying to get. Let me see here. So the movie that we're gonna be talking about a lot of people praising his film talking about. I man came in third place at the box office that weekend disappointment lobby without is going to be better. But it's been getting a lot of great critical reception. Sure. First man to walk on the moon, that'd something. We've chosen a job, some difficult requiring so many technological developments. We're going to have to start from scratch. Put to sleep back. Wake me up when they get to the moon. Six. Everybody thought it was gonna be big hit because of Ryan Gosling. And he's teaming up again with Damian Chazelle LA, La Land. Also, one of my favorite movies whiplash. I love the director, but I have my complaints the full price, but I don't think it's gonna be on my best, but I did appreciate the moving market Martin's. Fuck that movie Mars. It's too boring. Ron Gosling got no expressions. He just being. Crohn's Ryan Gosling and except for the fuck that movie part. That's pretty accurate to what I. Got a spice it up. Met name maddening. Nothing is a bad movie by any means. So I'm kind of curious to see what people thought being that we didn't think the terrible film, but a lot of people side and we're going to go with to star dust. Start us is the app that you can get four iphone for your Android and whatever you do get it through l. ING starters, that app link forward slash double toasted going there and they got the little play button right there. Little record button, you press it. You get thirty seconds to tell people, but how much you love our hate. This movie, this trailer is TV show and send it out there and you are influencing the media. Let's go ahead in and also remember the tag said toasted. Now let's go and get into a first reaction rate. Here's somebody loved is Martin Playfield clay film, one hundred looking. He can't wait to tell the world about this five stars. I man is nothing short of a technological marvel. It's one of the better directed films ever seen is just breathtakingly gorgeous. The mute. The way they use sound in this movie is truly incredible because it really adds to everything happening because sometimes if you can't see shit because Armstrong can't see shit. So the sound of really make up makes up for everything. And when you do see some of these visuals soap, breathtaking, I loved this movie and is the second movie I've ever seen. On a plane. Fetal. Yeah. No, you know, this is this is something that I felt about this myself. I thought I thought that the use of sound and it was good. So what into commend him? I like the way I see a lot of people rushed through their reviews. I know they walk in Russian money talk. He said his as down. He took his time. Use that thirty seconds. Well, I mean, I, I panic when do start us after. That's I had trouble doing because it takes me thirty minutes. I do about sixty takes. Pack. He's the stand, the Kubica start. I gotta get my special effects as right. Post production. This is it's good. It's good. Annunciation a lot of passion for it. I, I only wish rank Gosling shown as much emotion they should've cast him. I think a lot of people appreciate like, do they. Appreciate us so many movies that lay on a heavy score. They lay on some heavy dramatics. I really didn't mind how quiet this movie was points because after a while it did work with the theme of the Edison. Great. Sound design. It sounded considering he did to musicals essentially for the last two movies he did so might have been good for him to pull back a little bit on sound. That's a great point right there. Let's go ahead and get into use the drum solo. On the moon day. So this is another one, those white people love it, black people hate it. This is. Two reviews and I split them in half so you can get the best. Okay. This is. This is. Your average muse says the people's eyebrow. Got that rock opera. He's he did not like this. This is part one. He gave it one star. Sorry, I'm just not a fan. This movie was too slow, but what really irritated me the hype is party supposed to be him landing on the moon. And when we finally get to the moon, I wanted to get off the moon because staring at dirt. Great. The whole time. Derring do something you're partners at least prancing around. That's what I'd be doing. But you just there. That's the thing actually. I said the move, he got to the mood was shit anti Mexican. You can do this. Gripe. Great, great dirt, right. Moonen dirt. I love this. On the moon and moon something. That's what I'm doing. Do something. Answer here. A love this love this. This is Ozzy. Nerd gives it three out of tune is an Oscar by a pick. Melodrama isn't science. Porn let the Martian like I wanted exposition on. We need to get these calculations, correct. Otherwise, we come to the thing I wanted. Girls from. Meal drug. Australian off making a point. I like, I think. Let me see. I think. I actually give what he's saying because I think I kind of had a similar point that straight stated the same way that he did on print girls from. Hidden Figures to be here. I wanted this to be more science based, but it's not. It's melodrama and Oscar, bait and stuff, and boring. I got it. He okay. I see what it was that that attracted me to it because he was saying how it's not science porn like the Martian. Actually, I didn't like that in the Martian where they kept stopping to have characters. Do exposition, explain everything because it was obvious like scratch. All right. I'm explaining to us. I can explain these. It. On on. I liked it that that I didn't do that and you know what else he did that he's talking about that. I think we both appreciate it. The movie for we sent, it's kind of pared back. He in this notice that we talked about how even though it's the movie with some money it, it's not very flashing. He wanted like not only size, but he wanted the numbers to fly on a screen while solving equations, you wanna how how the ladies from the Hidden Figures came and figure that shit out while he was trying to do this. He wanted to. It's like he didn't like the things I did like he wanted to like the visuals from Hidden Figures in beautiful my over. Exactly. Yeah, they're kind of thing. Yeah, but you know, that's that's a good warning for people who going in expect more blockbuster feel true. So that's a valid point, man. Yeah. I'm saying, I didn't feel that way, but I'm going back to say like, oh, you're wrong for that. No, it's good out there. Get people's expectations to where they need to be. This is the fifth turtle says not perfect, four out of five stars Damian should. ELS, I man is a really well made just looking movie visuals and the cinematographer you're absolutely gorgeous dri acting from Ryan Gosling argument, one of his more emotional deep movies, even though it does like a history lesson at times, it's still really well done in entertaining. They're funny moments. It's not necessarily my favorite movie this year, but it's I really enjoyed this movie. It's a great movie just I love it, almost there with me, but just say some as much love round, gossiping, do not think this was a stretch. Moons. Brooklyn accident. Actually was a little bit. Someone like a gangsta. But yeah, Ryan Gosling. He's got to be quiet in looking crown q. Honestly, think like this. It's not like the movie movies, well made. I think a lot of what's going on is that it's Damian Chazelle and people that comes with that kind of clout. That makes me. We'll tell them to convince themselves. They like it more than they actually do year. I don't like to soon too much. We don't know, but Martin I get that feeling too. Yeah. This guy who has been loved by the Oscars for the last two movies that he's made. And that already comes with some expectations. And here's the thing if you make it halfway there or if you make something that seems authentic, which it does. Yeah, he's really doing something that's not that not. Not a studio movie are he's a hired hand for studio. He's making the moon movie that he wants to make right the with the Tony wants to make it with the theme that he wants to make it. So it seems very sincere. But I think the critics coming in and thinking old, the guy from LA La Land. He's the wonder king that the wonder kid and we we, of course, we appreciate and maybe I didn't enjoy so much, but that's on me because because clearly he knows what he's doing. And I know everybody else is gonna love it. So it'd be the one who's sitting here saying, yeah, wouldn't great or it doesn't even come close to his first movie ever tick. Ever tick. No, really? Get that feeling. Sammy, maybe. I don't know, man, because the movie I saw lowland love that. And so I kind of think that people are trying to give credit like, you know what I think of when I think of this movie Ian because Ian loves law land. He loves. And so I'm thinking he'll probably go into this thing like, oh, yeah, this is good. This is good stuff and maybe a bit blind to that. So I can kind of go with what you're saying. All right, then. Well, there we go people. That is our started segment all the reactions, lot of different reactions. So I think he probably got a well rounded review from these people starters of what the movies like just one of the benefits of going, but also another benefit is putting your own review out there. 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They say that Hoff was found unresponsive and not breathing inside the business. The thirties say, there is no indication of foul play hall owns a handful of brothels into the only state that allows them to legally operate. He was also public candidate for the handful and properties were Lamar own was all meth, Dow, that's where they found. Yeah, yeah, that's right. It's all about. Lamar Odom that. On one of his out downshifts everybody wants to know of fucking. Sounds like. Yeah. Hey, that's the way to go fucking cocaine. Jones. Oh, let me see here. Hello, DT crew. My question is what would be perfect for people to read play our watch. That would be perfect for the month of October PS. If you already answered, please tell me and I was stopped sending this that before. Okay. I'll just say because I'm probably going to be part of the main review, Halloween, the new one. I mean, I'm excited, say what you guys want to say about it, but I'm pretty sure you want to at that to go see, probably Halloween, you can say, say, the new Halloween, I don't really. I'm not really into October too much because it's like I always get Holly my birthday mixed together. So she's like halloween's, whatever. But I like the, I like the new thing that we saw. So I mean, they'll talk about it tomorrow, right? Yeah, we're talking about. So you know what the new, how out and that's your list? Yeah, new halloween's coming out a lot of people talking about it a lot of people. Hi, four has been getting good word of mouth and. Trailer right here right now we just saw tonight. I am that word of mouth now because I'm like, scary, movies, kind of scary move every they don't really have all whole whore things. I really my thing. I don't go to be scared. I mean, I'll start punching horror nights can ever do that like six flags when they have all those people costume and stuff because punch them. Not all that I've been and I get scared. They're not all that same. I'm real trigger happy, so I don't like people sneaking up on me jumping on people sit and and so like I'll punch like the actors and it's not fun for anybody. Absolutely void avoid all kind of scary things, but I enjoyed that. So. We had to investigate patient kill three and teenagers. It was shot by interest taken into custody knowing and spent the food. In captivity. Hello, michael. I have something might like to see. Don't do that. We got him calm down. Do. No, you don't. Got you. What does. What is your? What would you review? Oh, okay. I'm allowed to do it. Then. I don't like or movies. I even reviewed the last one last week and it was a lot of fun the first one, but it's a little dated. This one, I don't know about the other movies. I never saw those, but this was a lot of fun to watch as a sequel to the second one because it goes, you know what? Ford. I for the first ones are, yeah. So watching that you're like, okay, that's pretty scary thing for Lord have gone through. And then you see kind of think of. Think of flash forward to the forty years. And then he sees a couple of flashbacks man. This really fucked with this is really a defining moment her live and it treats horror movie as an event, like a traumatic experience, kind of like only assault or something that'd be would keep with them forever and have it influenced the rest of their lives. So with that perspective, it's a really interesting watch and it's actually really fun all throughout. Apparently there's references to the other movies that I didn't catch, but the best part about it was didn't emphasize anything. So if I think I missed it and that was on me and everyone else got to enjoy it when they saw it. So yeah, I really, really, really enjoy this movie probably more than I thought I was going to. So what makes it to the. A movie that you enjoy it when you don't like hard movies, what made this make pull you in and not push you away? Horror movies cheek. A lot of ones I find that they're cheap. They us. Buki loud noises are rape, scene gouging, eyeballs, or do something really explicit. And this would never really does that. This one goes, okay, we're gonna take our time. We're gonna go ahead and set everything rebuilt the the world that we're living in and. Earns everything that gets eventually and probably what it does better than the first one which people may not agree with me is that it actually gives you some pay off a little bit earlier. You're not waiting long for something to happen. So you get a little bit attention a little bit of pay off a little more attention, a bigger payoff, and it just keeps escalating to where you get a really nice inclusion. You really get a really nice feeling and then you kinda get the what's going to happen next, who knows? There's everything happening, so. Okay. Get with any any other of the movies, the rating, this would be a whole full price. Absolutely. And I know probably there's gonna be some people that are real sticklers for the series. But nah, this is a full price movie for me, and people are should make this like the highest grossing. One of Tober, fuck venom. This should be the movie that makes the most money. Nice. All right. I really liked it. I really do venoms your Trump. Yes. That we're better than that people already did say, fuck man. Folkman making money all the money people say foot Benham, but because difference. Yeah. Should all. Oh. Hundred eighty million. Y'all talked about it. I was like, that's not good. Oh. Making money, then turn it around. Hopefully this, this really gets people excited. Get excited. Go see. It be excited because I liked. Cooper, green devil. Another Halloween show got cancelled and such. But I figured I still come through for small vacation. I'm coming on coming in on the twenty six. It was hoping I could get the location of the new studio. Yeah, of course. Of course, I'll help you man. So they, we go think that is dead gone out of here late. Show us shit show the twenty. Fifth, I'm so people are coming in that Wednesday Thursday. So yeah, I'm doing a show. Are you doing show Wednesday the movie review as regular, so there you go. So so as you come in early, come to court show Dr show. So on the twenty fifth, this Thursday that Thursday. Okay. All right. Yeah. We'll time saying, okay. Yeah, we'll be doing on Wednesday, so good. And then you'll have show Saturday. That's the plan right now. I'm going to see. I have to check check and make sure. All right. Well, let's going out of here is late tile at both the girl with with all the gifts. Fantastic, Lennox. Good right now you got to watch it. Yeah, so faithful. Yeah, Martin is read this book about to get out of here, but Martin is book. I'm gonna show y'all. The girl and you can get the girl with all the gifts. Let's Netflix. I thought. So I thought maybe Dalo to somewhere. But this is the zombie flick, but it's is obviously with the nice little twist with design visa actually children in that they well, there's a lot of these, but they got these news ambi- who are they. Endure intelligent. They don't even know that there's obvious. Yeah, in the only bad thing about them is that then telling than nice, respectful, but you got lock the lasts up because the moment they smell blood, they go crazy. It's actually a smell. Your fair Mon, you sweat. Yeah. Like if you're a human around and you have to spray yourself, he's getting them shakes. Yeah. Tell you as some. Hey, come to a low Melanie. They were first the races? Yeah. Time. That was a woman. Flo an amazing woman in the world. Please. Children. Want it. I'm a good kid. I want that. Good. They do reverse some things in the in the in the movie, change the race, a little girl, but it's a great book in the movies, very faithful to everything. It's one man is one of those rare books where everything you kind of magin how it was they do okay in the movie because read the book, it's very visual and it doesn't do anything. So. He thinks. I couldn't imagine them like they can pull that off, but it's just it's just the length of it. I was like, that's a lot of stuff to pack into movie nuts. They do it. They'll manage to do a very good job at. I'm sure they cut back on some things, but they don't acting job at it. Now you need to tell you. I didn't realize Glenn Close was Philis plan the doctor? Yeah, that would have changed the way I was visualized. And if you like thoughtful, apocalyptic, horror, movies, you should check out our books. Check book Burbach. I mean people. Yeah, Burbach says, okay. 'cause I always think I don't want to an apocalypse movie apocalypse story, especially with zombies, but I kind of fell into that one and it was like, I love this. I was on a whole streak of his reading these apocalyptic novels full while in. Rare one call the firemen, which is actual fantasy, but it's cool and then read the book Burbach and you really one the most unique books that I've ever world shit negro all year. This is narrow does say. I don't know if you guys realize this Brennan, you realize this, but. What do you say realized are are affected, but a few on my rain. So I don't know if you guys realize are affected. But in a few weeks ago, some people who initially cancelled movie pass was secretly Rian rolled as part of a special group. Check your statements people haven't you Mark. No, that was somebody Nassib. Okay. Well, you might wanna check it then because I've heard this happening too few people. Okay. All right. Let's go on out of here and movie. The movie is on Netflix. Okay. Thing to say was somebody brought up a good point for double toasted. So apparently I don't know if you experiences. I think we're in the movie, but due to wind down for like our, he's talking about what they said, didn't go down. Six ninety nine. No, knock have had all that. Goodness. The blackouts we not go out. Hon always go down. You make a good point joking, but you make a good point. That's one of the benefits we could easily go down to. Don't don't, but it does. The thing is we go down. It's more control when YouTube went down. You know, we still had thing. You never know when air policies will change. You never know when they would be mama where add add revenue just goes through a crash. You never know when. A tech technical problems out of your control. So there's a rumor that apparently cursing on YouTube is going to lead to being less monetize. So. I hear that too. Man. Yeah, I don't know. Fuck shit. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. 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10.15.18 Sears files for bankruptcy; United airlines is Clarkrageous; 529 plan guide update
Glad you're here with us on the Clark Howard show where it's all about you and that Walla yours you to learn ideas to me. So you can keep more of what you make coming up in just a few minutes in today's Clark. -rageous moment, United Airlines in the news. Again, when are they gonna make good news instead of bad news United. I've got good news for you coming up later yet I after spending dozens of hours digging in have new recommendations for you in saving for a kid's education, and I'm going to fill you in on my latest findings and latest recommendations for you coming up later. Right now I should mention. That I have very concise info for you about how to handle the experien- data vulnerability that has affected people's pens for credit freeze with experien-. We've really work through this and come up with a much more streamlined easy procedure for you to protect yourself from somebody taking over your identity and your accounts because of this vulnerability the potential to do. So simply what you do is you permanently remove your security freeze with experience, and then immediately go back in and reset by setting up a new security freeze is the best way to remove the existing vulnerability. And if you wanna be able to pass that along to someone, we have a briefing on that at Clark dot com. Tom Sears has generated a number of questions for me from news outlets and from consumers. And I was surprised because I can't remember the last time I shopped at a Sears store or a k. mart and my life. Neither been part of my life for maybe fifteen years other than at a mall near our home, the now closed Sears. I used to park by it during busy shopping days because there was always parking on that side of the mall, and then I could just walk through to where I was going. I'm going to lose that advantage now that that store already had closed before the bankruptcy filing, but there are certain, you know, that's when you know retailer is really on the ropes when the vantage of them existing is so that you can find a better parking space. But if you happen to have any gift card for Sears, KMart, while kidding good use that card up. If you have anything on layaway, go pay off your way away right now. If you can come up with the money and don't put yourself in a position of ending up creditor. The question that I've been asked three times, I can't give you a yes or no answer on, and that's what's going to happen with extended warranties, extended service contracts. Sears is not in control of that anymore. And if you have Kenmore appliances or whatever that you purchased it, Sears any televisions, any electronics, and you bought one of those? Well, I call him piece of trash, extended warranties or service contracts, not from Sears. Just any. Where I don't like them. But if you bought one. I can't tell you rest easy and rest assured that you'll be covered in most bankruptcies. Those get wiped out unless the actual paper is held by a third party warranty servicer or service contract company, so that one will have to wait on as far as your card. Sorry to tell you if you have a Sears card just because they went bankrupt, doesn't mean you don't know your Bill. You will still need to pay your Bill as agreed for whatever you would have on a Sears co branded credit card. And as for shopping the GOP's going out of business sales that will occur. You may have heard me say this with the toys r. us liquidation that going out of business sales seldom have good deals, and even though they'll advertise seventy eighty, ninety percent off seventy eighty. Ninety percent off of what precisely the prices for retailer usually made up to make it appear that the price then being offered is a great price. Don't get sucked and don't get suckered at g. o. bees. Because rarely, if ever does the GOP have any deal that smiles on your wallet. Brent is with us on the Clark Howard show Hello. Brent Cole guard did join you. Well, it's great to have you here. Brent. You have a question for me. That is one that gets really difficult to give a solid answer to seven to do the best. I can't. Okay. Yes, sir, sir. Yes. I had a pension with the company when it's one bankrupt in. I was my question was I was told that I cannot take them some out after it after rolled. After this company went into bankruptcy, is that correct? And should I take that versus should I do that nail what I can, which is the bankruptcy. So are you still working for the company or you already retired already? Retired from that Catholic. And are you of an age yet that you're receiving a pension payment every month, or is it just sitting there. It's a sitting there. I'm sixty three right now. I'm like, I'm not quite there yet. Okay. Go, yes. Yeah. So who's telling you that you have no right to take a lump sum? Well, once it goes into bankruptcy, I called the the company that controls the pension, and they're the ones that Domenico to look into this before it went into bankruptcy. I guess there's some kind of federal program or something that protects the the the employee wants bankruptcy Kurd. Yeah. So what happens? There's a, there's a quasi federal agency that as far as I'm concerned as federal agency called the pension benefit guarantee corporation, and when a company goes bust that has pension obligations, if they can't honor their obligations, they become an obligation of the pension benefit Guaranty corporation. If you are someone who is working at a moderate, moderately paid job, then the formula that the pension benefit Guaranty corporation uses will usually give you pretty much the same pension as you would have had from the former employer. If they hadn't gone broke, if you on the other hand, made big money there and that was the basis for your pension. Then. Usually the PBGC will reduce your pension benefit below what it would have been otherwise. Were you making moderate money or big money? Well, it's a six figure. All right, so so I see why you're concerned because at the level of pension benefit, you may well earn. They may do what they the terms terrible, but crammed down your pension check to a smaller amount than it would have been otherwise, right? Yes, sure. Is that what you've been told? Yes, yes. Oh, that's right. Yeah, checkup a local source in my sons and economic. The same time, the pension one, so, but to, but that's not available to you. Well. I started initiation just before this happened. So I guess we'll see. Hopefully hopefully it got him in time and hopefully in fact it did, but everything else I said squares with what you've heard. Okay. Yes, sir. Yeah, that's right. Yeah, to make sure I was understand that because it is a. I mean, you know, it's considerable somebody's, that's that's what I wanted to make sure I understood it. Well, you are awfully calm for somebody who may see your pension eroded right before your eyes. So gotta give you credit for that. And this is when I talked to someone about their pensions Brenton people will call me who are leaving job and they'll ask me whether they should take a lump sum or be paid out over time. I say that normally you want to be paid out over time unless there's a reason that you're worried about the strength, the how strong the employer is and the chances that they. They are not going to be successful over the long term. And that's like looking in a crystal ball that may be cloudy and your case your past that, and I'd love it. If you let me know if you later are in fact issued your lump sum amount or if you've got a suffering, wait for the PBGC to do its thing. List says with us on the Clark Howard show. Hello. Are Lissa how are you? I'm good. How are you? Good, thank you. How can I be of service to you? Yes. I've been employed with the company for twenty four years and they offer a long term insurance, and I'm not sure if I should take because I'm only forty six years old. If your health is good, I would pass if you have health issues that hold you back. Some, I would go ahead and take the plan offered through the company because the advantage the company is anyone is eligible regardless of pre existing medical conditions where later on, if you decide to try to buy long term care policy on your own, you have to go through medical underwriting. And if you've got something that's troublesome, they may not ensure you are. They may charge you extra to ensure you, here's the pre existing. You're awfully young, don't long term care insurance. Yeah, I don't have any drift to help the problem at this moment then then I would say, you can't know everything's gonna happen in your life and it's possible that you could get hit with a tough turn later in have medical problem that would make it tough to ensure. Sure. We, there are no certainties in life, but I would say the options and choices available to you in life buying long-term care. Forty. Six sounds way too early, no way. I was just doing some math. You've been at this employer how long? Twenty. Four years. So since you were right out of school, you've been with one employer, you know nobody ever does that anymore. Yes. So you're a lifer with them? I am the federal agency, yes. Oh, so are you doing the TSP? I am rates ESP. I love it's a phenomenal retirement plan. Yes, and I'm exit out. Great. How are you doing any of the Roth? TSP. Are you doing traditional only gesture that traditionally, right with all these years you have with the feds and all the money you have in the pretext side, I would encourage you to consider at least taking a part of your contribution if not all of it and in the future going Roth, TSP so that you have when you do retire, you have a pretax pile of money and a post tax pile of money. Our definitely look into that. All right. We'll best to you and I wish you continued great health. Thank you so much. Sure. This episode is brought to you by slack, the collaboration hub for work, no matter what work you do. Teamwork on slack happens in channels where your information and conversations are organized around projects offices and teams, and because everything you need to work. Is in one place, it's faster and easier to get things done, designed to support the way people like you naturally worked together. Slack makes collaborating with your colleagues online as easy and officiant as face to face. The more slack is used across the company, the more value it provides as tools and information shared by one department become accessible across departments, helping teams work together across locations, time zones, or job titles with slack, the right people in your team or kept in the loop, and the information they need is always at their fingertips, learn more at slack dot com. Today's Clark -rageous moment is something that I have talked about for the last twenty years, at least, and that is what used to be known as hidden city fairs. There are certain cities that are fortresses for the three remaining full fare airlines and somebody going to one of those cities. At least one way can save a huge amount of money by buying ticket changing planes there that you don't take the connecting flight. And so the fair may drop by sixty seventy eighty percent by doing that. And there's even a website called skip lagged that United Airlines sued years ago to try to get the site shutdown and skip lagged. I'll spell. It s k. I l. a. g. GED dot com. Tells you how to beat the system at the airline hubs just for reference for the Minton prior mentioned, United for flights to Chicago, Houston, Newark, many times the fares are crazy high, and so people use skip lagged to beat those high fares, delta, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Detroit Merican airlines, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Dallas. And so these airlines build these fortresses United is really upset about people not paying the fortress hub price when they're going to the fortress hub doing hidden city or what skip lag call skip lag. I don't know where they came up with that term. So United according to magazine is now threatening people with lawsuits and collection agencies for doing hidden city tickets. So let's. Say is an example you were going to Houston. And instead you might buy a ticket to Austin or San Antonio where El Paso and it might cut your price eighty. Ninety percent. When you get to Houston, you just don't take the connecting flight and you go visit family or go to work or whatever it is you're doing. That's what United is really upset about. And the legal notices the United sending. People are ridiculous. They are to a level of meanness. That is absolutely Clark rages, and I believe that it is a legitimate strategy for you to do to save money. If you go on Clark dot com. On my travel guide, I explain to you how you do it that you won't have a problem. When things you have to do is you have to travel with only a tiny micro carry on because if they take away your carry on bag at the gate, that. Bags going to the city that they were planning for you to go to that you're not taking the connecting flight. You obviously can't check bags. He can only do it on a one way fare, but the savings involved in this gigantic in American United and delta have spent a fortune building up these fortress hubs trying to keep out competitors simply for the purpose of driving fares up to the highest levels possible in these fortress cities. And they don't take kindly to you coming up with ways to beat the system and get a lower price. There is nothing against the law doing this United, in fact called it an act of fraud. Fraud is a crime United, send your lawyers back to wa- school because it's not fraud. It's just somebody making a smart decision to save money. Glad you're with us here on the Clark. How. Howard show where it's all about you and that Walla yours. I want you to learn ideas me so you can save more and spend less and don't let anyone ever rip you off. You're worried somebody's taking advantage of you. You need more information, you need guidance. We have that available for you for free off the air talking with a member of team Clark over forty hours each week. And so if you go to Clark dot com, scroll down a little, you'll see the phone number hours of AOL -able for free off the air advice. I want you. To save money. You know, that's what I'm all about. Keeping more of what you make saving for retirement saving for rainy day. And if you have kids and you're likely for them to go to college saving for a kid's college. So every roughly eighteen months, I revise my guide to the best five twenty nine plans in the country. If you're not familiar with five twenty nine plans, they are the tax free plans that allow you to save and many states for private school before college, and then for college itself, tax free. My general recommendation is even if your state allows you to use five twenty nine plan money for private school up to twelfth grade the you're usually better off. If you can afford to to pay for the private school out of your own funds and whatever scholarships your kid may earn in private school and then have more years of tax free growth for college with the plans come in multiple flavors and they can really overwhelm. Um, you and confuse you with all the noise in life trying to pick a five twenty nine plan. These five twenty nine plans are specifically generally approved by state sponsored by state. The state lends its name to a private plan. Some states have multiple ones. Many states have both in indirect plan where you go through a commission salesperson and then direct plans where you invest directly. There is never a circumstance, and this is a never rule that you should ever go through a commission salesperson to put money in a five, twenty nine plan. What's the most important thing and saving, particularly with the window you have from whatever point after childbirth, the you decide to start saving money for college, tiller childhood enter college. The time period the horizon is relatively short. If you're paying massive commissions to go into a plan, you're going to a road the ability for your money to work for you and build up tax free to pay for child college. The investment choices I recommend are so simple, and if I've twenty nine plan that there is absolutely no need for anyone even with minimal knowledge about investing to ever need a salesperson's help to do a five, twenty nine plan. In fact, the go-to choice, I recommend in any of the plans that I like that I've talked about on my guide. Are for you to go in the age base portfolios. Age base portfolios are where you put money in and based on your child's age or grandkid's age, or niece or nephew, or whoever you're putting up the money for. That the mix of investments changes as the child gets closer and closer to entering college. It's too complicated to try to figure out your own investment mix unless you work as an investment professional as your day job. So going in the age based portfolio is what I recommend would have done going through the plans is I've looked at them to find the ones that are the absolute lowest cost because over lead, say, typical investment cycle that someone's putting money on for Charles college. The money sits in their roughly ten years. Basam when people put money on and the money you put in through the years. And so for that investment cycle, the costs of the investments matter enormously, how much money you'll have there for a kid's college by the time they're spending it and for tuition other eligible expenses in undergraduate or graduate school. So my guide that I've just updated at Clark dot com is all about driving down the costs period. And the good news is that college five twenty nine plants have gotten cheaper and cheaper and cheaper with intense competition among those that are the direct soul. The ones that involve commissions. Again, I don't even look at because they're so uneconomic you should never consider them. But the great news is that when I first started writing about and reviewing five twenty nine plans, long ago, the whist of those that were good for you to put your money on was teensy tiny today in encompasses most plans sponsored by most states in the country in many states, in addition to getting use of money tax reform college, you get a tax benefit up front for participating in a plan, and so check out my guide and it's something that I do partial revisions over time and then do a major revision to roughly every eighteen months. And the reason there are times I do. Partial revisions is to actually won a plan may change sponsors or the existing sponsor may lower costs or two. I may come to believe that the decision I've made about a particular state plan was wrong, and I may downgrade a plan or upgrade a plan on further review. But the idea of this is that. You have an opportunity if you can afford it to put money aside to defray at least impart the cost of a child's college education and have that done the most efficient way possible tax regrows of your money. Having said that though. Never sacrifice your own retirement. In order to put money aside for a kid's college, your retirement comes first, the reason why is simple. There are no scholarship plans for retirement, but there are many alternative ways to pay for college including the most overlooked of all. And that's going to a more affordable college as the number one way to reduce the cost a dollar never had to be expended for college is a dollar you don't have to say for it. And again, if the culture in your family is college is not likely for a kid, you don't wanna save in one of these plans, but always save the max year allowed to an Roth IRA before you focus in any meaningful way on a five. Twenty nine. I guess the only. Asterisks to that is if there's a state tax benefit going into a five, twenty nine if you can put in what will get you the maximum tax benefit state in addition to the tax free growth that would make it a one. And then the Roth IRA funding would be a one, a red. Anyway, you can see my explanation at court dot com. The goal with my five twenty nine plan guide is this. I want you to be in a position to review, pick a plan, find it and be done in less than fifteen minutes. This doesn't have to be hard. It doesn't in any way need to be intimidating and you'll really be glad that you set up a plan with the goal of being to add to it every month. If you can automatically to build up real money towards Kaal. College. Jail is with us on the Clark Howard show. Hi Jill. Hi car. Cow are you great, Jill, I hope I can be of help to you. I hope so. I have a question about the online Bank. I I've been listening to you and recently I took your advice and move a chunk of our savings to one of the online banks and like he that I went to Bank rate and selected one that had a good interest rate and five star rating. But my my Nike concern is that I didn't see a direct link to the Bank. So I had to Google to find it and set it up and it looks legitimate, but I still have this nagging fear that one of these times I'm gonna go to log into my account. Right. Okay. So let me tell you what the scoop is with. You looked at the Bank rate list with any of these lists when if someone doesn't pay them referral fees, they're not going to provide a direct link. They're going to give you the information that is the best rate out there, but that's why there wasn't a hyperlink. It would take you right to it. Okay. So it doesn't anyway make that a bad Bank or one that you should be wary of. It's just that since they wouldn't pay money, any kind of commission is going to be a little more work for you to do business with them. What kind of rate are you earn? Two and a quarter two and a quarter or eaten of that is I think today the highest anybody's paying is too. It was when I set it up. And I mean, I guess my other question is since there's not a brick and mortar Bank locally, and I think the banks that toes supposedly based of New York, but are there other special safeguards that you should take when you use an online Bank? If because I'm not sure what I would do if I was sudden I couldn't access my account or the bank's website where you can always cross validate that you're dealing with real people going to FDIC dot gov and checking to see that it is a real institution and you're insured to the quarter million. And as long as you have cross-referenced, you're, you're good to go. And online banks are going to be a bigger and bigger part of our financial market in the United States because particularly people who have come of age in the last fifteen years. Going to physical Bank branches just isn't part of how they do things. And so the the future's going to be captured by online only institutions and what you're doing is just plane. Smart. I hope so I, I certainly seem smart, cannot leave money on the table, so I appreciate all of your good advice and that makes me feel a little bit better. And I'm curious, what were you earning at the place you had the money before? Well, I had at a credit union and actually they are currently paying two and a half percent, but only on, you know, up to a certain amount of money. So I was getting a good interest rate on some of my fading, but there was a lot out there that I wasn't gaining anything on two and a half is really great. That's fantastic. I didn't know any credit unions were paying savings rates that high beverly's with us on the Clark Howard show hype Everley high Clark. How are you? Great, thank you. Beverly, you got a question for me to save some money I share do, but I, I wanna thank you for what you do. I, we all appreciate everything you do or your kind. Thank you. I had a question about printers. I had heard you a more than. Week ago, talking about HP's being expensive to replace the ink, and you had a certain printer that you use them recommended, and I was wondering if you could tell me what that is. So there's now this is starting to become an area that's not a one horse race anymore. The printer that I talked about is the Epson eco-tank and there's a line Epson sells printers at work just like Hewlett packards where the inks really expensive. But their big push now is with the echo tanks where you pay a real market price for a printer, usually starting at like two hundred bucks and then the ink is essentially free. Oh, and now brother is doing. A split strategy is well like Epson and brother has a line of printers call the ink vestment I n que vestment and the brother Inc vestments, just like the absence. The ink is essentially free. Oh, okay. I have a brother and a canon, but they're, they're dinosaurs, then I can't. I can't scan on anything for my home anymore. So I, I really need a printer and I was looking, I trust you, so I appreciate it. Thank you so much a member of SAM's or Costco. No BJ's we have no Costco or SAM's where I look. I don't know if BJ's wholesale is selling either the brother Inc vestments or the Epson eco-tank, but both Sam's Club pretty much all the time and Costco from time to time sell the Epson. EKO tanks is a way to save money. And so I would check at BJ's wholesale otherwise you can look online and see the best deal. You might be able to get on one of those. And the difference in the models is how much printing you can estimate you do in a month that the as you move up the price scale makes no difference with the ink and only makes a difference. At what kind of how robust the machine is, how quick it will print based on your estimated likely demand each month for the printer Edwards with us on the Clark Howard show and Edward, you got a question for me, wins the best time to buy a new car. Is that right? How you doing great. Thank you. You interested in a new car SUV pickup truck. What actually are you thinking of buying like. S. u. v.. Okay. So the market has improved from a consumer perspective for the first time in three years because that's vs. People's desire pivoted SUV's hard starting three years ago, and it took till now for automakers to really catch up on the market. So the good news is the first cycle where there's a decent supply of used SEV's. The advantage in the vehicle market right now is vehicle sales have appreciably slowed down of all types of vehicles. So it's for you, if this is your time to be in the market, I'm not concerned about you waiting to specific weekend like thanksgiving weekend or the week between Christmas and new years or something like that. I mean, there can be a particular situation where particular dealer at the end of a month needs to hit a little more inventory into the sales column. Mainly what I want you to concentrate on. Is following steps that I have, and other people have about the best way for you to buy that SUV because more important than when you buy that SUV is how you buy it and doing the process right. Okay. I don't know if you've seen the information I have by the way, Edward cork dot com. I've got a guide to the the best steps to follow to get the best deal on a new vehicle and then the best steps to follow in the more complicated and difficult process of getting the best deal on a used vehicle. Check him out. You're listening to the Clark Howard show. Thanks for joining us today. The Clark Howard show is produced by Kim droves. Joel LARs guard Debra Reese and gem airs and remember twenty four hours a day where there to serve you at Clark dot com. And Clark deals dot com.
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Episode 154: Retail Renaissance
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This is actually being live streamed over, Don talk radio dot com. You know? And I keep saying this time and time and time and time again. But the goal is to set a certain time of every day or at least three out of the five days of the week. D-actually have this damn show air live. And. All right. So I'm gonna. I'm gonna give you a little. I'm gonna pull the curtain back a little bit so that can explain. I think I've probably I probably explain this before, but the problem I have. Has to do with well, couple of things it has to do with my household dynamic, and it has to do with the nature of my business. Now, the nature of my business is I'm an IT consultant. I'm I work on technology mainly PC's and networks and things like that. So at any time during the day, I mean, I don't. I don't go to a job and punch a clock or even go to a specific office and sit there for eight hours a day. I'm everywhere. There are weeks when I'm just here at the house, just waiting on something to break. And then there are weeks where I'm out in about like three or four different places at least two to three times during the week. Now what I have to work into all of that, and it's a little bit easier now than it than it was just a few weeks ago. But what I have to work into to all of that is. A half to take my wife to work at a certain time. And then I have to go get her at a certain time and her schedule for the longest time was set one way. And it really required that. I available. To take her to work by four o'clock and then go pick her out by. Eight thirty eight o'clock eight thirty somewhere in there. Within her schedule started changing, and she started eating to be there at twelve and then go pick her up at eight fifteen. And along with that up until just a couple of weeks ago I was also, I mean, we get up at seven o'clock every morning. I also was having to take my son Tyler to his job because he was still well. He hadn't taken his driver's test at that point because up until that point where he got the job, he really, we saw no need. Many kept the insurance on the cars low, which tell me that was a significant jump. The I got the Bill today. I think I was paying somewhere. Over the last couple of years. It has gone from eighty nine dollars a month. And granted we're covering two vehicles were covering two thousand three, four explore it out that has like sixty three thousand miles on it. And then we're covering a twenty thirteen Ford Focus, which is quickly catching up in mileage to to the explorer. And so we were paying about eighty nine dollars a month for full coverage, and it's been slowly creeping up to where it's it was over a hundred dollars like a hundred hundred, five hundred eight. Something like that. Fast forward to this Bill. I'm getting a little sidetracked here, but I wanted it just occurred to me fast track to the Bill that I received today. Now, my insurance agent told me that once I put my son on one of the vehicles and we put him on the Ford explorers, the primary driver that it was going to go up forty eight or so dollars Bill today. Hundred and seventy three damn dollars and some change. So there was a reason why we weren't in hellfire hurry d-actually get him to where he was a licensed driver, but having the job that he has now, it was kind of a requirement. So that changed it before he got his license. I was having to go. I was having to take him to work by eight thirty and I was having to pick him up around five o'clock. So you can see that I was on the road. At a little bit around eight o'clock in the morning. And then I had to work in if I had any clients with issues before took my wife to work by twelve, and then I had the afternoon to try to work on client issues and then go pick my son up at five and then go pick my wife up somewhere around eight o'clock, eight fifteen. Something like that. It's gotten a little better now because like I said, Tyler's now a licensed drivers, so he takes himself to work. Matter of fact, the plan is today he's actually gonna go by and pick his mother up because it is Thursday and she works swing shift like from twelve to five, which gives me an opportunity to come out here and be with you fund folks and just, you know, chew the fat as they used to say and talk about some things. One of the topics that we're going to concentrate on today is retailers disappearing, and do we care and on top of that, how does that affect the mall scene. So I said, all that say this and you probably bored to tears by now, but that's the reason why I have not been able to pin down exactly win. I can go live in do this show because I still want to treat it like a radio style show where you can expect to tune in at a certain time, Monday through Friday or Monday through Thursday at whatever my stamina can can afford me. I mean, I am getting older. My wife tell you my stamina's, not what it used to be Heo, but. Where's my. Where's my. Yeah. Wow. Okay. So that's that's the reason why I've been hit or miss and just doing short little twenty minute episodes and putting them out on the feed and putting them out on patriot and sometimes the sacred to the reason why that you want to be a supporter on patriotic is this. If in win, I do the show and it has breaks in the middle with ads or what have you in the patriot feed. Those are cut out. I also go through the effort of tightening up the episode because I know there are a lot of people that listen to podcast in light. One point, two one point, three one point, five hell even to Expedia because they just want to get the content and they got a lot of shit. They gotta do that day. Maybe they got a, I don't know a crap ton of podcast that they wanna listen to. So I go through the effort of tightening it up. And what I mean by that is I don't speed it up. But if there are pauses where I don't know, scratching my head scratching my ass trying to figure out what it is that that I wanna say. Next, those are automatically cut out in condensed down. So you get a much shorter tighter, concise episode where you get nothing, but the content of the episode. That's what you get for being a supporter on patriotic a buck a month. That's all a mask and guys just above about a month. And I know this is the proverbial chicken before the eggs scenario, but the more support that I can get on patriarch in the more apt in an easier it will be for me to a lot more time to be able to do the show on a regular basis, maybe every day at a certain point of time for an hour or two or whatever. And you know that that's something like I said, it's the proverbial chick. Or the egg. I'm asking you for money so that I can do the show more of more on routine and something that you can count on. Now, if you're the type of person that really doesn't give two shits about listening to it live, then it's not really gonna matter to you. You're going to get it in the the standard podcast feed with all of the ads and none of the extraneous crap cut out. And if that's what you want, that's fun. You can always go over to Don talk radio dot com. And there's a player right there. And I usually have the last four or five episodes just just play in in random, twenty four, seven until I go live, which I've been take over the feed the livestream so that. Yeah, that's that's pulling the curtain back a little. Let me see how all of this actually operates. So today we are going to be talking about the disappearance of the retail market. Do we actually care and how is that affecting malls? Because. Something I discovered when I was doing some research about this is the fact that there's actually two lines of thinking here when it comes to are the malls dying. There is a a CNN report that was posted back in December of twenty seventeen that is stated America's malls or rotting away. The worst is yet to come for American shopping malls, but then oddly enough. In January of this year twenty eighteen. There is a Forbes article by Paula rosenbloom, who is countering that in saying that the rumors of the mall's demise are greatly exaggerated. Just look at Miami now. I don't know if we can just specifically look at one one major metropolitan area and and go, see the malls aren't dying, but it was. It was an interesting. Paradox if you will of. The statement that, yeah, it looks like the malls are dying. Versus no, they're not dying, but here's what's actually happening, that kind of thing. So that's what we're going to talk about today. And then then maybe. If Tom allows I wanna get to something that my wife is attempting to do as an experiment, and it deals with Facebook and her friends. 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But today we're gonna talk about retailers that are disappearing. Now I gotta be completely honest here a couple of articles this week about this, and then I was listening to another radio show yesterday where the radio show host was specifically, I guess, talking about Sears initially because that's been the big thing that has come out this this week. Now I don't know about you, but well, let me just give you a little bit of my background as far as growing up in regards to large retail outlets and even malls now I was born and raised in small town in South Georgia s introduce FitzGerald, Georgia. It's in the county of been. He'll now currently reside in Tiffen. Tipton is is about twice the size. Well, now it's probably even larger than that. But when you look at it pop the population it, it's definitely a much larger. So growing up my experience would Sears was a very small store that had a limited amount of merchandise few televisions. It was mainly taken up by pliant says, like refrigerators and washers and dryers and things like that. But it was primary for us for my family. It was primarily the destination for going and picking up things that you had ordered out of the Sears Roebuck catalog. Now I'm not going to get into the whole history of of Sears. And the fact that that Sears itself is, I mean it's a, it's a company that's been around, I think, a hundred years or so, but, but that that's not the point. Every so often. I would get the opportunity whenever I'd go with my mom. Sometimes my mom and dad, but you, you know, the way the family dynamic, especially especially growing up in the seventies and eighties the way the family dynamics work then was your dad worked and and your mom took care of the house and took care of the kids and things like that. You really don't see that much of it today because we're all struggling in and just scraping together, whatever coins we can get put put in the the change purse to be able to make the rent or the light Bill or what have you. But. Back then it was very common to have one person, your dad. Being the breadwinner. And so mom alone with sometimes my grandmother because it seemed like they were always tethered at the hip. Occasionally, we would go to one of two locations. Like I said, I was born and raised in FitzGerald. So coming over to Tiffany was about forty miles and Tiffen had instill has today a small mall. Now they had like roses. I don't know if you remember roses, but that was that was a big department store sorta in the vein of like WalMart. And the the mall had other little small shops in it bail, which I think is still there today. But occasionally we would actually go to. Albany, Georgia. And on rare instances, maybe maybe even vowed ASTA Georgia. Now those two locations much much larger cities even above Tiffen and they actually have malls what I consider an actual mal. We're, we're talking where the Sears store in there was the size of what some of the original WalMart stores were before they became supercenters. And of course you had the food court and everything else. And then as I got older and was working in, one of my jobs was working for a radio shack franchise owner who occasionally we would need to go to make an impact some some stuff up from the company stores. We'd actually stop by the Macon mall, which happened to be eight, two story mall. So most of my interaction would Sears was looking through a catalogue. My mom would call the local store place her order or she'd go up there and place her order. And then like three to five days depending she would get a call that her order was ready. And so then she drive up to the store. She walk up to the counter, tell him who she was and they, they had these like like male type little cubbyhole things that they would find. And I guess I put them in about a quarter and they would look and find her stuff in hand it to her bigger boxes. It was in the bag. They had to bring it around. That was that was predominantly my interaction with Sears. And like I said, occasionally would go to the Sears in Albany and that one I actually remember more than vowed ASTA because I think my mom kinda liked Albany Georgia better than thought Austa. I don't know why. I guess it was just it's not that it was necessarily easier to get to where fits your Georgia is actually situated it. It's it's not conducive to getting to Albany or Valdosta either way easily to get the Valdosta. You basically come to Tiffen hit eighty two and head south. Well, there's two different ways you can get to Albany one is to go through Ashbourne. The other one is to come to tift and and keep on going through Silvester and get to Albany on on a. I didn't did. I say eighty two south not eighty two south asset. Any five south. I'm sorry. I think you can also get about forty one, but eighty-two goes west and east. So anyway, you had on eighty two west through tift into Silvester and you get Albany Georgia. Sears here lately has been. I mean, they've been having a hell of a time. And they've been, they've been closing stores and they're, they're, they're actually now slated. They're gonna close three more stores in New York, and this is the thing I didn't know up until couple years ago that Sears holding also owns KMart, and we've recently lost the k. mart here in Tiffen it closed down and you know, KMart target, WalMart, tedium, wa. Anybody remember TGI wa. Before there was a WalMart down here in the south. We had TJ and now the TD and why actually stands for the initials of the people who who started it, but that was the type of store we had TGI. So WalMart is nothing new. Keep that in mind when WalMart came on the scene, it was like, oh, the holy grail, holy crap never say. No. We had stores like WalMart before they were called TJ and wise. But the new hotness comes in, they come in with lower prices. They may carry. Some merchandise that the previous store doesn't carry. And then eventually the previous store starts having hard time their sales dip, the have to start cutting cost. And then eventually the stores close we. We've seen it with grocery store chain, winn-dixie down here used to be a staple, don't have any gone. We have publics. Used to have piggly-wiggly down here. Don't even know if there's any of those left anymore. Harvey's gone. But Sears has been struggling. So they're closing a Sears store in New York, a KMart, New York, and k. mart in Virginia in business insider is reporting that five more Sears stores in three k. mart stores are also going to close. They've got a key deadline coming up, October fifteenth. Where Sears holdings must make a whopping one hundred and thirty four million dollar debt payment, which apparently is not something that they can easily afford right now. Sears holdings shares, their stock is down forty percent since Eddie Lambert the CEO and the largest shareholder which belief he also owns an equity fund. He stated that the company needed to sail more assets and restructure its abilities to extend the life of the company. And I believe if understood what it what I read, he's actually wanting. He's actually trying to get Sears to sell these assets to his his equity company. In this thing that's happening with a lot of these. These retail outlets is some somewhere along the line they get. They get bought out by an equity firm. That's just like where my wife works. JoAnn fabrics, believe it was in twenty eleven. Is the twenty eleven or twenty thirteen. I just looked this couple of weeks ago so, but so forgive me on the date, but the company was actually doing quite well. But for some reason, they were approached by an equity firm and said, hey, we'll buy you. And of course the money was right. So it went from being a public company to a private company owned by an equity firm. And quite honestly, the employees can pretty much tell you that that was a mistake. So that happens a lot. I don't know how much longer we're going to see a Sears. I don't even know if we still have a Sears in the Albany mall. Sears, Albany, Georgia. Let's take a look. All right, January fifth, twenty seventeen. Here we are the Albany herald states Sears in Albany closing. Albany k. mart not on the closure list. Bring that up real quick and just take a look. So it says Sears at Albany mall will close by the end of March. So if that's the case in this was January fifth, twenty. Seventeen. Yeah. It's been gone for a year over year almost two years now year and a half. Definitely. And this sad. That is very sad. But. I've got a point out. Something is sad is this is I mean my heart goes out to to the employee's. Okay, I get that. I have been at the receiving end of budget cuts. I have been at the receiving end of just get the hell out. I don't need you here anymore because you cost too much kind of scenario, and it's no fun. It's it's definitely no fun, and it's definitely no fun. You don't get any type severance package. One of those instances I did the other instance did not. So my heart goes out to those employee's that lose their jobs when when stores like Sears stores and k. mart stores closed down. But I gotta ask you a question. How many of you. And this may be a demographic question, but how many of you. Have actually stepped foot in a Sears store in the last two years. Think about it. How many of you have stepped foot in a Sears store. In the last two years now, I don't mean if if you went there the Sears auto center or whatever you had your your tires rotated or you got new tires or whatever. Okay, I'll give you that. I'll let that be a pass. You get a pass on that. Okay. But how many of you have actually stepped into a Sears store in the last two years to actually buy something. Instead of buying online, because I'm here to tell you if I've got unless it's something that I desperately desperately desperately need. I got to have it today. I am not going to a physical brick and mortar store. Not gonna do it. Not win. I can. Sit there either on my phone using an app. Which I had a friend of mine that. This was four years ago would order stuff on his phone Amazon app. And I thought that was so ridiculous because for me that point that apps just sucked. They absolutely sucked. Fun. Now in twenty eighteen. That I can do a quick look up on something on Amazon. It's what I need got the money or at least got the credit bam. Bob's your own cool. It's bolt a never have to go sit at my PC. So I've noticed that about myself over the last twelve to eighteen months more and more. I will actually use my phone to order stuff like that. But if I have if I don't need something. Right now, I'm not going to step foot in a brick and mortar store. Just not gonna do it. I'm going to buy it on Amazon or here lately we've been doing the online shopping and pick up of groceries at our local WalMart marketplace where I think we've done it for about a month. Now this is, I think, today was our fourth time. And using their app. I find that this is so easy that during the week we used to keep a list and we still do. Because I'm my wife and I are really the only ones using the app. But if I, I recognize that I'm running out of something. I'll quickly look it up on my phone. I had it to the grocery list at finalize that list usually around seven or eight o'clock Wednesday night. We schedule a pickup for ten o'clock Thursday morning, and so far we've been notified about nine forty five every time that our groceries are ready, and we click the check in button that we're on our way we pull up and within five minutes, there's a very, very nice employees. Her name is Queen. She's been the one bringing our groceries out every single time. You cannot ask for a brighter person. A happier per customer service is just pouring out of this woman. And so our experience with this has been nothing but positive. I'm not saying that we won't have a negative. As some point. But so far it's been great. I don't step foot in the marketplace. Which the only reason why I was going to a marketplace to begin with was usually to get cathode. Now I don't even have to do that. I just done there. She brings it out. We do go to Publix because there are a few things that marketplace doesn't carry. And then we got kind of a specialty meat in poultry type store, cardis foods that we have to go in and get like chicken breasts and things like that. But otherwise Donovan does not go into a brick and mortar story. If he doesn't have to in that is what's killing these retail outlets every single thing. And I'm not. I'm not trying to be happier Bollock here, but I know I'm running the risk of being somewhat hyperbolic every single thing that you can buy from Sears. You practically can buy online from Amazon. Did you know that you can buy prefabbed pre fabricated homes through Amazon. Yeah. Look it up and pre fabricated homes, Amazon dot com. There you go prefab homes, Amazon dot com. Now there. The books you're gonna make me eat my words, aren't you? Gonna make me eat my words. Now. Actually seen this. Not just the books. I've actually seen this. Oh, well. That's actually something though that that I'm Assan Sears have in common in their early days. That's actually one of the things I did is they sold. They sold homes. They sold homes. So. Oh yeah. You could actually get a Mods forty foot, tiny home here you go available from the end. Of course. What it looks like is. The trailer that would be on a tractor trailer and they modified it into a home. I've seen some of the insides of these things that they're, it's amazing what they can do point is there's practically nothing that you can get it Sears that you can't get an Amazon. So. It's very telling you have retail Alice, like Sears going the way of the dodo bird. Now going on our list of other retail outlets that could potentially be gone in the next couple years Barnes and noble. Barnes and noble. One of the, I think the largest brick and mortar bookstore left. In the United States have not the planet, but definitely in the United States. And of course lie is that you had borders. Amazon pretty much ate their lunch and they're pretty much. I mean, if it weren't for the fact that Barnes and nobles, I, it's not nobles. It's Barnes and noble, get right on. If it weren't for the fact that they were already so huge to begin with, they probably already be out, but they're they're emerging cash flow right now. They're cute to twenty eighteen numbers their overall sales dropped by seven point, nine percent. They lost thirty point one million dollars which is up from twenty point four million the previous year. This trend. This trend started in twenty thirteen. And why. Why is it? Well, e books. Lot of folks get their content. They're reading material. Via e books. They got an e reader, whether it's a kindle, weather's the kindle app on their phone, whether it some other type of raider. But by and large, Amazon is the largest e book seller on on the planet. So the kind of make sense. But we, you know, we're all. We're all consuming our content a little differently now. I mean, we have, we have all of these options. We've got it flicks. We've got Hulu. We've got CBS Alexis Disney's coming out with their own damn streaming service. You got DC universe coming out with their own streaming service where they're going to have titans in some other content. We've got all of this stuff here for entertainment. Nobody. Again, nobody's in quotes wants to read a book. Now. I've actually as I've gotten older gotten to the point where I do like the physical book, I do own a lot of e books. I own a lot of e books that I've never read. But as I get older, it's almost like a little bit of nostalgia that kicking in, and I want that that tangible feel of that paper. And I don't know. Maybe I'm thinking fifty years from now. There's going to be any such thing as books and all of these things are going to be collector's items. Who who knows. Another one is route twenty one. Some of these have never even heard of route twenty one. They were a, our eighteen retailer privately owned and they filed for bankruptcy and may of twenty seventeen. They're still going. None west. They target women shoes in excess res j. crew. They're closing thirty nine of their five hundred seventy five stores. But they've been. They've been described as curiously blank and directionless. Bon ton stores. I've never heard of them amber Crombie in Fitch that would have heard of they are teen targeted clothier and they've been struggling for years as expensive labels have fallen out of fashion. Well, let's stop and think about it. Who became. That demographic who became that that target market millennials, millennials by and large are minimalists. They don't buy a lot of stuff. In the things that they do by they typically make long hard informed decisions and they go, they do go after quality products. But that doesn't mean that they're going to spend one hundred fifty dollars sweat shirt or some nonsense like that. So it's very telling that a retail company that targets teens with expensive labels is having a tough time. GNC. Health store, vitamins, supplements, things like that. I call this death by internet. And when I say internet, I mean Amazon. Used to see these in malls all all the time. They're still there. But their profits peaked. In twenty thirteen in their sales peaked in twenty fifteen. It's all downhill. One of my favorites radio shack, and yes, believe it or not. There are still some stores around. This is another death by internet. And when I say internet, I mean Amazon because. Think about even. Even with ecommerce become the juggernaut that it is today. Part of the problem with. With radio shack. Was that for the longest time. Number one, it started out as a hobbyist type thing, and there's, you can look up the history of how radio came to be being part of Tandy and all this other kind of stuff. I believe Tandy was a a leather working company. It's a fascinating history. If if you love the origin stories of how some of our most iconic brands came to be. But their core business was for the hobbyist. I mean, you need transistors, you needed resistors, you needed capacitors, you needed obscure little little knickknacks, whatever for for your science projects or what have you. You went there. Then remote control cars and things like that, especially around Christmas time. They had some of the coolest remote control vehicles. And I used to work for radio shack, franchise dealer in FitzGerald from nineteen ninety. Nine hundred ninety two ish. Anyone to somewhere in there to nineteen ninety seven. And I saw the inner workings of radio shack. The franchise side more than anything, but still. And it was fascinating. And what was even more fascinating and I kid you not. A pack of resistors at ten pack of resistors. That might be labeled a dollar ninety nine cost store like thirty five cents. There was elation markup on that stuff. I mean hellacious markup on that stuff, but there were a lot of things that that set radio shack apart. From your average store. And that's what started happening even before the ecommerce juggernaut of Amazon in being able to to essentially buy any type of electron stuff that you want from wide variety of companies online, their core business was no longer no longer viable. And then they kinda lost the air of having special selections of products because you had companies like WalMart. Used to go to radio shack. And get stereo systems. They had some of the coolest stereo systems. One of the best damn stereo systems I ever built, which I didn't buy folks did was a pioneer system. Nineteen eighty five or eighty six from WalMart. At ten inch wolford's mid range in tweet speaker stood about three and a half, four feet tall. Had a tape deck had an equaliser, had a record player had an AM FM receiver off the chain. Something like that would have cost twice as much radio shack, which is reason why we didn't get anything that from radio shack. So even as far back as the mid eighties to late eighties, they it started losing ground to companies like WalMart. And then you come alone with Amazon and Amazon is part of the reason why toys r. us started going under. Which if you listen to yesterday's episode, you now know. That they're coming back. Radio shack. Has opened, we'll or has opened express stores. In hobby town USA locations as well as online you. There was a couple months ago if you went to hobby town dot com, believe it was they actually had this big thing on the home page about with radio shack logo and everything by your radio shack, stuff here and it was toys and what have you. I never knew anything about hobby tail, but apparently just looking at their selection, they got some cool shit. You won't remote control cars and planes and things like that. Hobby town. But ironically enough, the radio shack dot com website still works. It looks like you can actually buy stuff online from radio shack? That one confused me. I don't know if they're in some kind of like who's fulfilling their orders. If maybe it's hobby town, this is something that's completely different. I don't know. Then we have Staples and Office Depot. They merged in twenty thirteen. At the time they had twenty six hundred stores. Now they have roughly about fourteen hundred stores combined again death by Amazon. When Amazon opened up there be to be website in two thousand twelve that specifically targeted office Centric organizations because think about it. Most office supplies don't need. You donate actually lay your eyes on. You don't have to see it. I mean, a stapler stapler. You can order a stapler. If you want to see it. There's a picture online. You don't have to physically touch it. Caress it make love to it. You don't have to do any of that. Now, some would argue that when it comes to like furniture chairs, things like that, that it's nice to be able to do the but test. But our Staples here in Tiffen couple years ago actually cut their store size in half, and I'm, I'm not joking. I'm not joking. They literally built a wall because they're in one of these little strip mall things. They literally built a wall and cut their store in half. The other part that they no longer occupy, I think made another larger area that was the taken over by another tenant. So Staples, reduce their footprint and then started removing all the furniture. Because that was one thing that I didn't mind if I was looking for a chair, I'd go into Staples and I would do the but test now the chairs are crap most of the time, but you could get some some decent ones. Some some decently priced ones. But you don't have no furniture in there anymore. So, yeah. You need to order a chair, you need order a stapler. You need order. Cases of paper, Amazon. I know Amazon, there's a theme here. Another one is true. Religion, apparel never heard of them. They are a youth oriented retailer. Apparently they're in trouble Clair's which is a teen in tween girls targeted store where they sold jewelry and cosmetics, and excess reason. Part of the problem. There is the the target demographic no longer hang out at malls. I believe Clair's has something like seventy six hundred stores on top of that. S. bestest was found in some of their products like cosmetics, so it wasn't too long after that that they had to file chapter eleven. So yeah, they have seventy five hundred stores, but and they remain open, but they are closing about ninety two of them. So that's just a short list of companies that in this was from kiplinger kiplinger dot com. From March of this year. I've seen other list to there was one that Fred's was on it. I don't know if you remember Fred's. Fred's is kind of a. Well, it started if I remember correctly. It started in in Georgia, but calls the headquarters of Fred was in Eastman. I don't know how far that they crawled out of Georgia. I know there was one in FitzGerald for the longest time. There's they're still one over here. In Tiffen. Matter of fact, it's a building that's probably less than ten years old. Now, of course, my concept of time somewhat skewed to could be closer to fifteen. But anyway, so there there's there's different list out there of different opinions based on the performance of the stock or the sales, or what have you. And I think it probably goes right along with what will what will talk about when a comeback is. Malls, and there's different interpretations of our malls actually dying are some of these retail outlets actually going to die. They could recover. I mean, look at Toys R Us they, they were ready to auction off their assets, and they looked at it and said, we've got a plan. If we can. Execute this plan. We've got just as much chance of pulling this off and making his much money making a profit as we do selling off these assets and completely tanking. The the brand as it is the the toys r. us and the babies R Us. So I mean, you never know any of these could come back. I don't think I don't think Sears is gonna come back. I'm pretty confident that radio shack in any in any recognisable form. Is pretty much gone. I mean. Apparently there are still some radio shack franchises left, but I don't think there are any company stores left. I know my former boss and friend who owned the one that I worked at in fit strode sold it off several years ago. And then it just kind of disappeared. It relocated a couple of different places. And then it seemed like it no longer had the radio shack iconography on it anymore. So like that when I don't even think is is still radio shack franchise. So I'm not sure how many radio shack franchise dealers are actually left in the United States. But I mean it's like anything. I guess. These types of things happen. It's happened before it'll happen again. It continues as technology progresses. As new generations come of age and start making their own purchasing decisions. They're their own likes and dislikes. And how things are purchased and how things are consumed in how content is consumed in how people get their enjoyment changes. I mean, think about it when television first came out, there was a fear that it was going to kill radio. Why would anybody want to sit around and have to imagine listening to a radio show. When they could see it. Why would they. The granted the televisions were black and white, but yet you, you were seeing. People. We have that today. How many people would rather watch talking heads. Like if this was a video stream, which I'm not I'm not streaming video how many people would rather watch me. As I fly all around the studio, waving my hands this and they're in making funny facial expressions. Versus the number of people that are fun. Just listening to the audio only because they've got things to do. They don't have time to actually focus on the video. So television did not kill radio. However, amazon. Has put a significant dent in a lot of these retail outlets. I cannot fathom back in the nineties ever thinking. Whenever I first started getting on the internet. That I would be able to buy. Not only just music. Or DVD's. But actually stream the content. Two devices. Either smart TV's are things connected up two TV's like Roku boxes and fire fire TV boxes and things like that. I never could have imagined that never could have imagined being able to order my groceries online and go pick them up at a designated time. It's fascinating. It's it's an amazing time that we live in. But what do you think about any of these these retail out? Do you any of the ones that I listened? Like some of these I've never heard of. Do you still shop at some of these places? They're still open. Do you go to Sears? Do you go to j. crew? Do you go to Barnes and noble. Or are you just one hundred percent online if eight guts to leave the house? I ain't gonna do it is that is that the mentality you have estimate Taliban? I have. I mean, I do go get pizza. Two reasons. One. Domino's won't deliver to me. Into their seven ninety nine. Three topping has to be carry out. So that's one of those rare instances where I will actually get my ass in the car. In drive in detail. Ten, twelve miles, something like that to get pizza because it's cheaper Papa. John's will deliver. But with the amount of pizza that I have to buy. I can't get away with less than forty dollars. Delivered. Whereas I can go to Domino's in usually around twenty eight twenty nine dollars maybe thirty, but we get a ton more stuff. Rare instances, otherwise leave me at the house. I'm fortunate enough that a lot of the problems that I have to solve for my clients I can do from home office remotely. Sometimes I have to physically be there, but for a lot of the times I don't have to be there. That is fantastic. M win. WalMart finally gets around in this area to actually delivering your groceries. I will consider it. Now. I've been told that there will be twenty five dollar delivery feet. That is, that is a deal breaker for me. I am not going to pay. I'm not that petty. I'm not that fucking lazy. Okay. Not. Money still matters pension those pennies. Abe Lincoln is screaming. It's still matters. I will still order my groceries and go pick them up. If it's a twenty five dollar delivery fee. So I love a love this time. The question is how do you make money in this time? How do you pivot. And we'll we honestly see the death of malls. We'll get into that when we get back. Get right back from this break. I love to hear from you two to nine seven nine six, four zero zero nine. You can either call that number. Or you can text number nephew, call the number. 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Don talk show at g mail dot com. Back to the program. It is done till four Thursday. It is the fourth of Tober twenty eighteen. It is. The month of Hello. We. I actually I've talked about this before. Halloween is one of those holidays that out alike. But I like it because it somewhat of, I guess. A romanticized version of it for me. Because we, we don't celebrate as far as we, we don't put up decorations and we don't do the can't. The candy thing I've talked about that before Hal. Not long after we moved to this neighborhood in two thousand and six. The first Halloween, we just saw mini vans full of kids just come out park on the side of the road, open the doors and kids would know costumes. Just coming around getting looking for Candian crab lie that so. But yeah, I just kind of like the. I don't know ally Macab in the funny thing is I'm not a scary movie aficionado. I don't watch a lot of scary movies anyway. There's that so malls, we've talked about retail outlets, go in the way of the dodo bird. Well, does that mean. That malls are also going to do the same thing. And again, I'd love to hear from you two nine, seven, nine, six, four zero nine call or or just send a text. I can just read the text, get it right here on the screen left to hear from you. Do you still go to them? Oh, so like a pointed out earlier, I was doing some research on this and I came across two different articles. One was in December of last year and then was in January of this year. Now, the one in December of last year, the headline reads, America's malls are rotting away. And there are. You'd have to do a Google search on it, but there's like, I think it's dad malls dot com. Let's say, did malls dot com? Is that a thing? Yeah, to dead malls dot com. There are. There are people that just absolutely love going around and taking pictures of these old dilapidated, no longer occupied structures. These malls matter of fact, there's a post on dead malls dot com right now. Welcome to retail history. And they've got a YouTube channel. So go over there and check that out. It's kind of kind of interesting, but the CNN business article said, the worst is yet to come for American shopping malls. And they start off by saying that as Macy's and JC Penney and Sears and all these other major department stores closing their doors and that the malls that house the stores, they're having a problem because these are what's known as anchor tenants. They are. Well, known hugely popular retail outlets that drawl foot traffic to the mall. Think about it. A Macy's Ajay at like I pointed out earlier Sears. When you went to the Albany mall to go to Sears, there's a very good chance that you didn't just stay in Sears while you're there. You might as well just peruse the mall. That was a radio shack in there. You could go to the radio shack store. It was a corporate radio shack store because, well, you know, they're not gonna let a franchise it a city that size, but a plethora of other of footlocker. Some probably some other toy. Let's say Spencer's was one that I love to go in because y'all, you had kinda weird crap in there. Just really off the wall stuff. But you went there specifically for Sears. Now I've Sears wasn't there. Would you go to the mall? That's the question. So that's what they're talking about these anchor tenant. When they lay the mall, it opens the door for other stores to break their leases or try to get cheaper rent because they're like the foot traffic. I mean, we're, we pay premium. These stores pay a premium just like in any city. If you wanna be on the outskirts of town in heavy little shop there, it's gonna cost you one amount, but if you wanna be downtown in the thick of it, where you got the highest traffic, the highest foot traffic, it's gonna cost you three, four, maybe five times as much. So when an anchor tenant. Leaves a mall. It starts this cascading effect. So it says as big stores close, then it can take several smaller stores along with like a house of cards. Experts predict that a quarter of American malls will close in five years around three hundred out of the eleven hundred that currently exist. That's what CNN is saying. Howard date Davida wits chairman of New York base retail consulting and investment banking firm, David Whitson associates. I guess I'm saying that I don't know. He said when anchor stores close, it causes big problems from all owners and other retailers in the mall. And I'd say this problem is only in its second inning. One month later, Forbes. Comes out with an article, Paula rosenbloom. Rumors of the mall's demise are greatly exaggerated. Just look at Miami. As she starts off our article by saying for the past ten months, we have been browbeaten with stories about the quote, retail apocalypse, in quote in all its variations. One variant cites the death of malls, which is very similar to what the CNN article was say, and they even reference as recently as December twelve th CNN money, usually a reliable source published this bit of click, bait, America's motza, rotting away. Subtitle, the worst is yet to come for America. Shopping malls. Same article. She goes on to say, we clearly didn't get the memo in Miami. Many other cities also report revitalize malls. In fact, in the month of November, she's talking about November of twenty seventeen u s retail, brick and mortar stores are mortar. Sales were up four percent, four percent year over year, which is a healthy increase, and she suspects that the final holiday season numbers will be even higher. I do not recall what those were. And I did not bother look at it up because I am lazy. So that is bring up the question. What does a healthy mall supposed to look like? That was her question. What are they supposed to look like? What responsibility does the mo- operator have. What responsibility do the retailers have. And apparently it's simple. It is up to the mall operator to draw foot traffic into the mall and give retailers with within it an opportunity to take advantage of that foot traffic. It's kind of a reverse. She is saying it's up to the mall. To do whatever it takes to get people to come to the mall so that the retail outlets inside the mall can take advantage of that foot traffic. That is a complete reverse of the of the anchor tenant. And she even goes on to say that over the past decade or two more operators have become dependent on anchor stores are anchor tenants. So I think that's what she's getting at is they got complacent got fat and happy. Oh, I got a Sears got a JC Penney I've got a Macy's, whatever. We don't really have to do anything because they're drawing the crowd in. And to be fair, it worked. It was okay when that was clearly the best way to get people to come in. I mean, you wanna get like I pointed out, I need to go to Sears Sears in the mall. Well, unless I'm strapped for time I'm going to probably may personally, I wouldn't, but if I'm going there with my wife. Yeah, probably dudes, let let's let's face it. We go and get what we need, and we get the hell out. I've never been a a mall rat or strolling through the mall for for casual, whatever. Just, no, I don't do that anywhere. I'm straight to the point. I need to get my stuff and I need to go on with the rest of my day in in what it is gotta. Do you know. So what happens. To a mall when you no longer have a department store or an anchor, tenant, an anchor store to pull that traffic in. You have to get creative. You have to what she's calling experiences. You've got to be able to provide an experience to get people there as she points out, not food court, but food halls. Which apparently is the next big thing. I don't know what the hell that is not just PM use it, but real attractions. So she's got a story about Miami and specifically talking about Aventura mall. According to Wikipedia is the second largest mall in the country. Which beats Minneapolis is mall of America. The mall recently completed the first phase of an eventual three hundred fifteen thousand square foot expansion. The installation of a ninety, three foot Haas lad at the entry to the mall. Got picture of it. Apparently it's fun. The former Sears store has been torn down as a prelude to something new as well. Nobody knows what it's going to be. As of right now. Then she mentions bowel harbor stores. I've never heard of bowel harbor. It's be a AOL. The first word harbor HR r. shops, bow harbor shops. Apparently they already have the highest sales per square foot in the United States. I still don't know what they are. So. She goes on to talk about that despite threats from upstarts like the design district bowel harbor shops is undergoing four hundred million dollar expansion anchored by fifty, three thousand square foot Barneys New York in Barney's brings with it Fred's at Barney's New York restaurant known for its European inspired in contemporary American cuisine. In fact, one would think with all the retail activity in Miami, this would be the end of expansion apparently is not. There's a proposed new MO in western Miami Dade called American dream proposed by the mall of America writers. It's gonna cover two hundred acres and include ski slow. Submarine rods in LEGO land. Okay. So. Malls are turning into theme parks. Is that what we're seeing here. I think that's what we're seeing here. You've essentially got to turn your mall into a theme park to continue to attract people to come there and shop. Oh, my goodness. So she goes on to say that this is a very long way around saying, again, that the health of the American mall is greatly dependent on the creativity of the mall operator. Many got lazy as they were carried by anchor stores. Now it's time to bring kinds of experiences that brought the world singers like Tiffany and Debbie Gibson in the eighties, whether that makes you groan or not as in not grown, like growing up growing like. And had consumers bringing beach chairs into mid western malls to listen to other kinds of concerts and other entertain. I've never been to a mall that actually had any type of entertainment like that. Pay them dancing, or which is a also Forbes contributor has coined the term retail renaissance. So that's what they seem to be thinking is going to happen starting in twenty eighteen. Retail renaissance. I don't know. Personally. I don't like theme parks, but I guess that's just because I'm an old curmudgeon. But I don't like theme parks park's been the six flags twice in my life. Have been to DisneyWorld wants. I went to six gun territory when it was still around. I've been the silver springs bend, Busch gardens. But there is absolutely no way. Inhale, you could get me to go back to Disney or six flags or any of those places because they're too damned expensive in there to fucking crowded, not going to do it. So if your goal. If your goal is to attract more foot traffic by turning your mall into a fricking theme park. Well, I'm not your target audience to begin with. Apparently. Because I was already stretching it. To go to. I haven't been to a mall in. Two thousand in two, two thousand three, something like that. And I'm not counting. Okay. If you wanna get technical, the whole family did go couple years ago did walk through the tift and MO. I don't consider that a damn MO. I can sit well, I consider it sort of like a strip mall, even though it's not designed like a strip mall is where all of the well, it's a strip and you access the stores from the outside. Whereas an actual mall, you go inside and all the stores alone corridor that that may be just like one long corridor might branch off into two little tributary corridors what have you, but you access the stores internally. Well, the tift and mall is like that you access the stores. What's left album. Internally, but I still don't. Technically it is a mall. I don't consider them all. But we did wall through there couple years ago as a family just end to end because my wife wanted to, she wanted to see what was going on, and I don't think the kids had ever been in there or something. I don't. I don't remember. But otherwise I haven't been to what I would consider an actual mall like Albany mall that. Awesome. All since two thousand to two thousand three somewhere in there. It's been awhile. And I have no desire, no inclination, no reason to go to either one, the one about ASTA the one in Albany or even the one in Macon. Unless. I happen to have a client. In one of those malls that's completely different. I'm not going there to shop. I'm going there to work. I'm going there to service a customer to provide my services to a customer. But I'm not going there to shop or be entertained. And I'm a specially not gonna go to one. If it winds up being. A theme park. All right now to take another break. And when I come back, I'm gonna have some final thoughts about this. Talk briefly about an experiment that my wife is doing and. And there we go. This is done to with your host done of an Ed Kisan you can call or text the show to do nine seven, nine, six, four, double o nine or Email. Don talk show at g mail dot com. This is done, talk from the rogue sphere studios in Tipton Georgia. Join our online community by visiting rogue sphere studios dot com. Slash chat, hang out with like minded individuals and join the conversation. If you are a supporter of ours on patriotic you'll even get access to a supporter only chat room. So come on, let's have some fun and join us at Rhodes. Fear studios dot com. Slash you're listening to done. Tell road spear studios in Tipton Jordan. This is done with your host done of it. Kissing you can call or text the show at two, nine, seven, nine, six, four, double nine or Email. Don talk show at g mail dot com. Welcome back to the program. This is done toll for Thursday, October fourth, twenty eighteen call number two, two nine seven nine six, four zero nine or you can text to that number. We have been talking about the retail space going the way of the dodo bird. And how does that actually affect the malls? And quite honestly, do we really care am I final thoughts on this is I care about how it impacts the workers. I care about how it impacts the people that rely on those jobs to put food on their table. However, that's as far as it goes. I don't care about the stores themselves. I don't care. I as I've gotten older. I really have no brand loyalty. I'm not loyal to any of these companies because they, they all have a tendency to treat their employees like crap. They typically don't make changes until they're forced to either through legislation or by the pressure of public opinion take. For example, Amazon Bernie Sanders had been pressing impressing impressing on Jeff Bezos about bringing up the minimum wage for workers that worked for Amazon because a lot of apparently there was a substantial amount that let me just say that I don't know how many, but there was a substantial amount of Amazon employees that were on government assistance. So earlier this week, Jeff Bezos and Amazon announced that he was bringing everybody up to a minimum wage of fifteen dollars per hour. Well, on the surface, that's great right. However it has come out yesterday. That with the increase to fifteen dollars an hour. They're doing away with monthly bonuses. So they're actually some people that are going to wind up making less money. Because the bonuses have been removed, but they now make fifteen dollars an hour. I'm not saying that was his intent. Maybe that's the only way he could figure out to make it balance. I don't know, coming from the mind of a man who is the richest man in the world. I don't know. So when it comes to these retail outlets going out, I don't care. I care about how defects the people that work there. But as far as the company itself, I don't care. We all have to make financial decisions based on the amount of money that we have available to us. And that means. That if I have to pay five or ten dollars more because I'm loyal to a brand and I don't have it, I'm not doing it. So I'm always going to try to get the best quality product at the best price that possibly can't. That's just human nature. And you can't fault somebody for that. And if you do, you're an asshole and your own. So in the in. The space will change. MOS will try to be more competitive because they've lost their anchor stores there, anchor tenants, and it seems like they're going to try to reinvent themselves as theme parks, which I think there's going to be. There's going to be a section of the populace that loves this. They will probably keep it going. But. I won't be one of those. I said earlier, I was going to mention something about an experiment that my wife was conducting on Facebook. I think I'll leave that to another another episode, but it it really boils down to this. The the experiment is to determine of her one hundred plus friends on Facebook, unless they're prodded to do something, how many people will actually remember to do it. Fair enough. Fair enough. But, but we'll see. Sorry. I would like to thank been sound dot com. Some of that intermission music that you hear is from their website, it is licensed under a creative Commons license for you such as this. So give them a, give them a look, see if you need some music. They do sell music and they've got cool tracks that's over at been sound dot com. I'd also like to pose the question to you if I get to the point where I can concentrate and do this show for either an hour hour and a half, two hours every day, Monday through Thursday, Monday through Friday or whatever. What is the best time that you feel like that you would like to listen and or participate? I've I've contemplated. I've tried the three thirty in the afternoon thought about early in the morning, and as I stated at the very beginning of today, show a have to concentrate in be available for my clients. I've even gone so far to look at. Making it a midnight show. I just I don't know if I've got the stamina and the chutzpah to do that unless I can get some interaction from from people because you make this show. Otherwise I'm sitting in a studio talking to two empty chairs and imagining that there some nice voluptuous naked women right here or man, whichever one you choose doesn't matter. But. I need a need your interaction, and this is sort of a call in show. It's kind of limited call in show, but it's still a call in show. So if something around eleven twelve at night would work, I know that I'm not going to be called out. I say, I know asterik unless something majorly happen. I'm not gonna get calls for my clients at midnight. So have you, this is another job. So if it works for you from twelve to two that we can really get into some crazy ass subjects if you want to paranormal stuff UFO's not that I believe in any of this, but sometimes it's just fun to talk about it, you know? So let me know. 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