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Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction
"Merchandise from the infamous fire festival is being auctioned off the US marshals, listing hats, shirts, jackets, and other items in hopes of refunding some of the victims after festival organizers, Billy McFarland's twenty, six, million dollar fraud scheme. The one hundred, twenty, six items are up for auction. Now through thirteenth the Fire Festival was advertised and we've talked about it. Quite a bit on the show there are at least two documentaries. Is that right about this fire festival? was billed as a luxurious getaway in the Caribbean and was supposed to have performances by blink one, eighty two and a bunch of other big artists. But upon arrival people found out that it was like. I don't know it was like A. Work camp or something they were getting peanut butter sandwiches and. Yeah so not all it was cracked up to be McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison.
Fyre Festival merch, assets being auctioned by US Marshals
"May have fizzled out, but you can still get your fire Festival Merch your T shirt your hat more than three years after the fire Festival fell apart in the Bahamas, the US Marshal service now putting up the merchandise and other minor assets from the show up for auction. Proceeds will go to the victims of Billy McFarland. That's the guy who set it all up scammed investors out of 26 million box with the Scam festival. He's currently serving a six year sentence at a low security prison. In Ohio. It
Ja Rule dismissed from $100M lawsuit brought by Fyre Festival attendees
"The American rapper Joe rule has been cleared of wrongdoing in relation to the ill fated fire festival he had been the co defendant in a hundred million dollar class action in New York City board bite festival attendees who argued that he bought tickets to the event because of post on his social media accounts to Milford has more it's been cold the ultimate millennial scam and has been the focus of two documentaries in two thousand seventeen more than five thousand people bought tickets to a luxury music festival on the private island of the lake drug kingpin Pablo Escobar with tickets costing up to twelve thousand dollars they expected son Danzig and social media ready snaps in front of some of the biggest music stars in the world instead they got cold cheese sandwiches and sold mattresses in Bailey habitable tense the five festival made fools out of thousands but not a New York court has declared because of rapid jaw rules involvement he co founded the festival with the now convicted scammer Billy McFarland who was found guilty of wire fraud in two thousand eighteen and is serving six years in prison John rule has always argued he too was tricked by miss McFarland and according to John rules lawyer the ruling is nothing short of a complete vindication the plaintiffs have failed to convince the court that they had both tickets directly because of job role social media posts but the lawsuit continues as does the battle to compensate the festivals many victims Mr McFarland remains a
Michael Cohen reports to one of "cushiest prisons" in U.S.
"President Trump's former attorney and personal fixer Michael Cohen has reported to prison today to begin serving his three year sentence this as a facility that Forbes wants ranked as one of America's ten cushy, est prisons, of course, Cohen convicted for crimes, including tax evasion line to congress campaign, finance he spoke to reporters in New York City before he made the seventy mile trek, she Otis Ville federal Correctional Institution, and he said that upon his release. I'm quoting now, I hope that when I rejoined my family and friends that the country will be in a place without xenophobia injustice in lies at the helm of our country. That's a parting shot. Why are we listening to Michael Cohen what he and Michael avenue? Thirty two of the worst human beings. I think we've seen in the modern era, and we still give these guys microphones for them to spew their. You're a better Manny way, you know, who else is in there. The fire festival guy. Billy mcfarland. These Otis Ville. Yeah. And so is Mike the situation from jersey shore. All they're going to have a great time. That'd be great
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on The Ross Bolen Podcast
"So thank you. Thank you for being there didn't have a penny. This woman comes from very humble roots in Russia, and she'd left Russia or Germany, I guess where she was at at that point for an internship in Paris at purple magazine, then she relocated to New York in twenty fourteen. She is like the female wanna be Billy McFarland like if it was well before fire fest that he got caught and she just got caught too soon. Maybe she would have made it there. Maybe we would seen the next fire fest two point, oh, she was going in the same direction. She clearly wanted to dominate the nightlife thing she wanted to party. She wanted to be the coolest person in the room. She wanted to be the female Billy, or at least what he was pretending to be right. And she didn't just didn't quite get. I mean, it's like if we'd given her a couple more years, I believe we would've seen Sorkin do something worthy of an incredible documentary. Speaking of which AJ shonda rhimes. James has acquired the rights to the New York magazine profile that was written about miss, Oregon, and is developing a Netflix original series based on it tied. I definitely wanna watch that. So we got that to look forward to which is going to be cool and Lena Dunham is reported to be working on a separate project about antidote v based on an account in Vanity Fair, which I'm gotta assume the one that we did is our read of the week. So we're getting the the fire fest treatment with the two different iterations. And what's interesting to me? Well, I don't know if either one will be a doc, right? It says Netflix original series. You might be like even cooler than documentary. It might show inspired by what happened. I'll watch that too. I will for sure. And then it's really interesting to me that these like, okay? So the rights to the New York magazine profile, and the Vanity Fair piece had to be bought to even delve into the story. I'd never realized I was an option. Maybe I should start writing articles about cons. So that I can maybe. The rights purchased at some point to be turned into a movie, there is a million more things you can read about this story. Okay. The the Anna Sorkin, Anna Dovy all of it is is intense. There's actually not a whole lot on Wikipedia. Also, if you're going to Wikipedia when you're high go use that as the jumping off point for your young the basics of the story or whatever. And then go from there delve deeper read, the New York Times piece, I was talking about go back and read the Vanity Fair piece. The Mike abroad is a read of the week. So long ago, if you need a refresher, you know, at Ross, I I can see the bigger lesson to be learned just in this whole article, what is it Assad from like, the money, embezzlement, or the larceny or whatever? So many people strive to live this fancy luxurious lifestyle. They wanna be high status. Yes. Everyone wants to be. They wanna live. Dash and important. Yeah. Yeah. You mentioned on the show before and this this particularly pertains to college students. Yeah. People there are about to leave college like myself. You mentioned before that's important to not try to be like that and live within your means for sure because the harsh reality for many, many of us is that you're not gonna be making a ton of money right off college. Now, you're very lucky if you do if you if you do then, you know, props to you, but is very likely that you'll have to live a very humble modest lifestyle. Probab- probably be, you know, reasonably reasonably frugal do your spending habits with Heisman with how you you know, budget your money and whatnot. I could've made more work in. It is like the manager at McDonalds, maybe even a fry cook than I did my first year working in media. Yeah. So as wanna make the point there. No shame in making small amounts of money as long as it's putting you on the path that you wanna be on. And that's exactly what I was trying to get. Yeah. So many of us try to live outside of our means, dude. It's that you end up digging yourself into a deeper hole. And then then then look at you now. Like, you're in debt..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!
"I'm not I'm not really sure gotten gated before this is amazing, by the way, he's in the same jail as the guy from fire fest. Billy Billy McFarland. Okay. Yeah. Who defraud all those people time friends in prison? Of course, they have which is a dream. Come true. The weird thing is like I don't think that fire fest. Doc was out before the situation went to prison. So like did they just become broS to that guy? Befriend him and be like, hey, man. We can get something going on. Yeah. That's been going if you're in prison for tax evasion. Which is I think would the best place to to meet your next fraud. Why think both of them are like that's not a good mix for the situation came in. She probably not hanging out with a guy from fire fest. Just a quick heads up repeat offender. Yeah. I want to know what jail. It is. Because that seems like the one to go to right? That's where you can meet all the UP. You know, if you need to be helped out in this letter. Sure, that's that's kind of what that seems like always wonder like all these celebrities in the same jail. Yeah. When you actually have to go away, and it's for something like that where it's like tax evasion or something are you are they in the same as it New York. Why are they in the same jail? I believe so. Yeah, I believe so so that's ahf. But if if the both of them are there, I'm sure they're fine. Strange strange how that works. But again, they're white collar criminals. Andy old Andy kings like house prison. Yeah. I love Andy LA metoo. He's gonna get his own reality. And not wait. I just everybody's gonna watch that. And just wait for the moment. The party gets in trouble, just like fire fast. And he's he's going to have to. I will suck your deck for you to turn this because this isn't gonna go anywhere. I love that. That's the first thing. He said boom explodes. Documenting on net flicks. Anyway, he's gotta Instagram. Now Andy does. So. Oh, yeah. And he it's really recent and his followers are like insane. It's great that look he's he was Larry's an awesome. I'm happy to see. He came out of that on the other. Yeah, I love it because the embraced it. Well, yeah, he was important for people to embrace you. And I think people embrace that guy in particular, and we're all right, cool, man. Give luck with your life. I've I've said numerous times on the show and on social media from hiring. But the first one I hire checkout say what Andy's up to. Yeah. Yeah. Up course, the first person I hire in this world to do things for me. But. It is I get it. I wanna talk about this monkey thing, by the way, gum going, more and more off the grid..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Speak For Yourself with Cowherd & Whitlock
"Some sound issues at the start the show Jaanus house. He wasn't a fan because he was busy putting up shots in the middle of the performance. Even timber wolves Twitter page ticket shot at job with the tweet mocking mocking hill from the fire documentary with John ruled clapback saying you the jinx yourself talking to the guy this way your curse. Now, you won't win the championship for the next thirty years timber wolves be worried about accustomed Gile rule. John rule needs to be worried about that fire festival. Documentaries on that's right. Who put a curse on his career? No did that. This brand new his fifty job in fighting for the job or had a concert at the no phone. It was cracking. People say jaaz my God, John Rona wall. I'm side that happy and I'm sorry. I did I did he wasn't. He wasn't the leader that he was partnered with him. But he was a minor silent partners. Billy Farley's Billy McFarland. Come on, man. Let's go. That's what it was building. The song living falling is the real Jian this. He took the hit for everybody. We should've g. Yeah. Jason he should've. He KENDALL KENDALL Jenner Bella Hayden automobile all of them. They endorsed it as well. Not like John jobs right in the middle of it. Younger to pay. Gene you. Today on a herd era was talking about his support of superstar players get paid big money. Take Eliza people scream and shout when a player signs for three hundred million dollars. But when the dodgers trade for north of two billion or the Marlins trade for north of a billion. Nobody says anything is like big big bad America supposed to make all the economics. But in a world should be more democratic, and if industry's gone from a billion dollars to ten billion it's good for to be spread around and for players to get paid in a big way in his guaranteed. Does he have a point here? He's got a point that certainly the players should benefit and the growth of major league baseball in all professional sports. But do they gotta get these three hundred million dollar contract. I don't know. They should it's always this dissension between ownership and labor and many many facets of the interactions and win a team sales or who. Wow. Bifida when a player gets cast in for certain amount. What we always. Had that I think is impart the general public feels more connected to the labor because that's their life. And so they look at the players like how dare you get what I deserve or I should be a part of. But ownership just seems distant from that and distant from a lot of issues and damning Chicago, I'm gonna keep a short if the owners and the team makes a lot of money, and they're growing whoever's helping that Hello should get paid money as well. Right. Get raises. Well, I don't like the ten year contracts. Anyway, I don't know question of the day. What's what's up cell phone, y'all? Question. Also Martill it's been actually went on like a mini rant this weekend on coach playing the role father. And I thought was pretty interesting. So I want to ask you guys. What are your thoughts on coaches acting father figures? I'm gonna let the professional athletes. Go man, look, this is tough for me. My father was there, and I would put him up as father of the year every single year always there and support never. They're pushing me my coaches had a define role, which was obviously to have great influence sometimes being that their parent, but never stepping on the toes of my father, and I don't need a father figure when I grew up with one, and I will also look for role models within my family unit before we look for a guy who's maybe volunteering his time. We're getting paid just to teach me craft. Well, for me, you know, I had a was blessed with a stepfather NFL. They're both were in my life..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Giant Beastcast
"And I know we're sort of late to the party on this conversation. But I like the Netflix on a little better. I think the Hulu one relies on like a lot of irrelevant be role to like make its case. They do these like weird flashback things. But the Hulu one at the same time, they do get Billy McFarland to talk. I trust. Early says anything I wouldn't trust anything. He says course at the same time having that perspective, also illustrates, just what an absolute. Yeah. He is just the worst person. Okay. Does he come across that way? When he's doing the interview Steph semen. Seaman doesn't answer anything. He just sits there like a schmuck. And I think the Hulu does a better job doing a little bit of the back story of how like his story his path to becoming who he is and the net flicks one jumps around in time a little bit. But I think overall the Netflix one is like a better production. The Hulu one's lot of. Let's describe what influencers are. Never felt like I was getting like, okay explains. I would watch that it's worth watching both of them on. So the would be some firefighters talking. That's because. Are you get on that shit? Apparently, this is how long it takes to make a fire documentary though. I don't know. Really? I want a lot of. So this is a thing of subject matter that hasn't. This is a pill, although somebody has found some secret out there. And it was like here we go. No, no JFK. I'll watch that JFK. Okay. Documentary the truth nip, I'll pick. I I don't know like. Yeah. Why not because because no one knows. So it'd be very popular very good one. Nobody knows nobody knows. I we have fair guesses. Right. I don't know. Hey, no, fertile ground. I know what everyone agrees. We know. Okay. Not trying to conspiracy theory. Okay. Okay. Nobody's proving the aliens. Weren't there? Start even know what you're talking about anymore. I remember when I was in middle school. I had become fascinated with chafe K died. Yeah. That's. How that's fucked up. Yeah. This. Oh, you'd be very old. I'd be very, but then there's probably win over. Killed and sixty eight six November twenty second sixty three sixty three. Yeah. Oh, sorry. Probably when the Oliver Stone movie came out, though when you're middle school. I was like ninety nine early ninety the Kevin Costner one. Yeah. I was a middle school in ninety four. Okay. So. And if I'm ninety six or where do you fall your lone gunman, you thing, I just remember he's like, you know, I think like National Geographic did like a thing. Everybody was up in that. It was a very popular time that kind of stuff so. Like anything that I I'm into that hasn't been covered in some sort of documentary forum or or any kind of like, you know, journalistic form, I mean, this is this is a wide open. So can we do like, hey, the story of Jesus tell all documentary. Sure. I who. Yeah. Uses using. This is the first thing we're doing Jesus when he comes back for sitting down for a tell all we thought were Walter sit down with..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"People are still facing. Trudges and stuff for. Lawsuit that still out at least I think it's about a one hundred million dollar loss. Yeah, civil lawsuit. But Billy McFarland is currently serving time in prison, and you know, there's a lot of other fallout. You know, there are people who have not yet been reimbursed for their contributions in terms of food, etc. Jar rule has not had to take any responsibility for this. It's it's a it's a mess. And then John rule. Remember tried to spin out another fire festival. I mean, it's still like I will say they lost the battle won the war because our culture is so rife with these like if you follow social media and people on Instagram in particular, there are there's no shortage of sort of these influence are gathering experiences. I just saw one on a cruise ship for like, fitness influencers. And I thought to myself. Oh my God. There is no place. I'd rather be less than on a boat with a bunch of people who look amazing a swimsuit when I'm on a right nothing on a cruise. There's an all you can eat buffet for reason. Not so you can have ads. Anyway, what I'm saying is the larger culture is like going full force into this influence her. Yeah. Well, the other documentary watched is called three identical strangers. Oh, yeah. So this one was just on CNN last night. Also, but you can stream it you can rent it on Amazon prime. And it's it's a fascinating story about three young men who were there triplets, and they had been each place for adoption in three different homes, and nobody was aware that they were part of a triplet family, and they found each other by happenstance later, and what unravels before you is a diabolical scheme having to do with a social experiment put on by a researcher through with the help of a an adoption agency and the lengths that they had gone to do this research around multiples being placed in different types of economic homes. And it was ultimately supposed to be a study about nurture or nature, but it was done chest so awfully and the lives of these people ended up unraveling in many of them, not wonderful ways. And this has been. Nominated for a bunch of stuff like this has been on. In fact, this was on the airplane when this is one of the offer. I mean, it was depressing. It was sad. It leaves you with a ton of questions. I did not feel satisfied with the whole telling of the story. I still wanna know more. I loved it. And I hated it. And it made me angry, but very uplifting. Yes. But I want people to watch it because I think it's important to seal. I've I've heard many things about this particular documentary, and how just fascinating the story is on a human level. My gosh, it really was. Okay. Can you take away all of the I mean, I can't say I've got plenty of hopelessness to spread around. But in terms of documentaries. I did watch that was one of the ones I almost watch. But I ended up watching a documentary called nothing like a Dame. Have you heard of this morning? I hadn't heard of it either. And it's basically a documentary about some of your favorite British actresses. And they get together together. Here's how it's described together there three hundred and forty two years old. They're in the seventh decade of cutting edge epoch defining performances onstage bla-bla-bla. It's basically the story of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Eileen Atkins and Joan plow, right? All actresses, you would recognize even if you don't recognize their name Judi Dench, of course. Yeah. Smith, you Americans primarily due because of JAMES BOND and downton abbey, right? Among many other things, but they're all friends. Yeah. Together on a regular basis, and they finally just got together most recently with a camera crew..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"I wonder what he would do four conduct bar. Thanks for another. Larry's one, and he wrote another one watch watch him and asks white privilege, work, rod and care. How in the hell was his new free able to start a new scale all while he had just got busted for the five threats tools scam. That's gammit ads privilege is no joke. I was glad to see the one says to own that restaurant bar and aling hair. Go fund me do really well. That was so fucked up today did what they did to the citizens of that Allen just evil in left four more. He got nine our problems with second. Dick A1. hit me that ain't want to man. It would have been a problem for your boy. And I'm not just saying awesome straight shit. Just also like nigga at work. What are you doing? EV I watch both. Netflix and Hulu documents are documentaries on fire festival. It seemed like the promoters were behind the net flicks. When and Billy McFarland was Honda Hulu one at both pointing the finger of yet. Well, my understanding is well, you know, maybe, you know, more than I do about the Hulu on my understanding wasn't that Billy McFarland was behind, but who paid him for his interview, which then disclaimed and opted out of answering anything significant that was what I heard, but they did both in the have conflicting goals of like this really is at fault, and Hulu was more to me about like, this is how the twos of celebrity internet culture allow this thing to grow and the blow up without being real. Yes. The biggest thing about them parole one, which is something I never really thought of influences they actually emphasized on that. And for a lot of people that means things because when they was asking. They do. They were to do nothing. You know, how when people what you do at your job you can list that you actually do at your job. When there was like, what do you do at your job, you know, as quote unquote, part of influence because a lot of a lot of money just influencing online. It was very abstract things that actually did make sense, but people were paying them for those abstract things which happens all the time. But I think the ever Lucien of social media, and the internet has allowed to just not be real in a way that before I don't know. It's like someone has to look you in your eyes and say ally almost because I mean, it's not like nobody's ever hustled anybody before scam so mighty. But now there's this whole like we just need to convince the right people to think is cool and without them actually touching seeing or selling anyone on this. They can convince you just by the click the follow button or like or heart that that this and that you want to spend money on it. Correct. And I think is the age of the internet, and I also think is an age difference because you know, a lot of older people are like what the fuck is this, but a lot of younger people. Okay. I understand that like like old people get a stamp. To just different correct? You know, like Bo said on his show, Bernie Madoff come on. All right. Let's see back to this. I think most of the people on the at the top were complicit should be in jail right on Billy. I'm not sure how John rule hasn't been charged with fraud at the very least..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on KTOK
"You so much for having me. My favorite story of the week has to be that of the fire festival. Documentaries that were released both on Hulu and Netflix. This thing was billed as a luxury music experience. That was going to happen on Pablo Escobar's former island complete with beautiful Instagram models. It all came crashing down all the fraud. This is put on by Billy McFarland and his partner in crime jaw rule wrap the rapper. It all fell apart. They wanted to put on this extravagant thing on in six months. Not enough time to bring it all together. We spoke to Kate tell that she's a contributor to Forbes about what the fire festivals reveal about millennials and social media influencers, it only took four hundred social media influencers to get this whole thing started just the craziness that went into either executing it or lack of execution. And then what happened when the actual concert goers were there and how much mayhem was happening. The Lord of the flies especially on the Netflix documentary when they were just grab. Ding. All for themselves and some jerks were just peeing on the mattresses themselves. What that accomplishes? All what are the things that struck me was just how complicit a lot of the people that were helping organize this thing they saw it crashing from the beginning. And they paint the picture in both documentaries that they were putting out little fires as they go, and you know, solving one problem in moving onto the next and everybody kinda just said, you know, Billy had this confidence that things would get done in everybody just kind of kept going with it until it was the last possible second. And then they realize oh crap. We're screwed on this whole thing. Totally. And I think it just goes to the fact of how confident and how much people really engage your belly and kept going with having even after he got arrested and all this stuff went on. He's still got people to work with him on that VIP ticketing things. So he must have some kind of charm that people just listen to him wanna work with him and invest in hand. So that's what happened, and it's kind of a crazy story that keeps on going. There was a lot of shot Freud that played out because people were watching this year in the states and realizing oh, man, all these. Rich millennials pouring so much money. Ha ha ha they're going through hell over there. But one of the things that really gets lost in there. And to Netflix credit, they made it a central part of it was a lot of those workers there in the Bahamas. Never got paid. A lot of those vendors got stiff and the poor woman Marianne role who was the owner of one of the food places out there. She had ended up paying over fifty thousand dollars of her own savings to the workers that were working with her that never got paid. Now, they made a gofundme me I think there's one hundred eighty five thousand dollars in there that's going to go towards her which is great. But at the time, I mean, they put her out really badly in through all that that was kind of the silver lining of these documentaries. Is that we as viewers got to see a lot more storytelling from all different angles. Not just what we saw on Twitter during that weekend. And it was really like the one uplifting stories that so many people did contribute to the go fund me when you're gonna go funny. You know, there's people sending five dollars ten dollars. Now, really anything that they can just because they put so much heart and soul all those workers in the Bahamas. And they got totally screwed. And I think that at least now we as viewers can help out and do that. And it's great to see that she has her savings back. But again, if it weren't for these documentaries. We wouldn't even have known about them. You're listening to the daily dive weekend edition. I'm Oscar Ramirez..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on The Film Vault
"So that's the best part of these to these documentaries is the the publicity team behind the festival that was hired for God knows how much money by the marketing team by Billy McFarland. The and John. Child rule, which the he's building the entrepreneur co-owners behind this. Yes and fire was their project. I'll rule partner with him and fire was their project and the decided this festival a great way to kick off this project. So they hired these publicity team that are known for wreck really clever memes. And they have this following their name is fucked, Jerry and the leader affect Jerry. What's his name pen template? Elliott tobel. Do you know why it's called, Jerry? No, all right here. Here's here's the answer. No. It's not nearly that clever Eliot quoted the same. Yeah. You know, when I decided to create the the feed the blog I needed maybe input a name Seinfeld. Which is on in the background. I'm like, yeah. Fuck jerry. That's how much I cared. You know, whatever, you know, draftkings, whatever dairy Babol, Brian sucks. Yeah. But I don't I don't even know if I ever use the draft kings. I didn't make a living. That'd be like, maybe my my, you know, the name of my my production company. Is. I can't even think of anything in enough. Shingles. Because you know, I was looking at my my neighbor's roof shingles got shingles production. You know? So yes, I'm care deflects. Documentaries co-produced, I suppose by the fuck Terry guys. Because the Hulu line really calls outflux Jerry and claims that they know a whole lot because they have an own old fut-, Jerry employees, one of the main guys behind the campaign or an axe or an axe with his name of Jerry. And he's coming clean in the Hulu one saying, oh, they knew all about it. And they're just as complete. But what's funny is even with that information? The two stories don't diverge not much almost the same story. One. Like fuck. Jerry's the master of spin right there. A big PR. They make a fun movie. Basically absolving them of any blame who loses. Like they were to blend post the day of the first here's what I recommend. It never seen either. One of these posts were in the first documentary listening if one of us off, I flex one you start with the fuck looks one. Unfortunately came out of order, I think it would be a really enjoyable to watch a fuck flex one. I kind of shows you the whole thing, and it shows these guys the night, and it's really slick and you get all idea. And then you get the inside scoop with Hulu one and you're gonna get c actual Billy Mitchell. Line through his Billy Mitchell. Bill make like he just makes shit up. He doesn't keys that we lost to the houses. We had the houses rented, but we kind of find huge just making that shut up crosses patently untrustworthy. Like you just like. If you're asking for directions news telling you directions, you got that guy's not telling me the way to go. He's sending me something wrong way on purpose. I can't believe he's an untrustworthy. This doesn't happen. More often. I think it's going to you know, what's funny when you see pictures from this like any of the stuff is like Billy McFarland is kinda stands out. Like, why is that guy there? He he doesn't fit in at all looks like Seth McFarland a little bit any relation one bit Farland Farland. I mean, he's bragging in the Hulu version about how he started making money in kindergarten or something by repairing crayons or somebody who's repairing and they never got to the bottom of how did he repair them? One person posited that maybe he was on all this coq too because he's causing disappearing and then coming back and like with all this energy. I think. Said like, oh, he might have been coke. I mean. Yeah, they got one and it was really hitting the fan. He would get on his four Wheeler and just go five hundred yards fast as he could. And then five hundred words back and then just get off and pace. What does that do for him? Sure. I mean, he passed out on the beach for the photo shoot with corona and his hand. The Netflix went also offer a one of the true what the fuck moments I've ever seen in cinema. When the guy was describing what he had to do what he was willing to do almost had to do water..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"In fact, we're not the only ones you're seeing this on the news and Jay z not Jay Z. Oh my God. I almost threw JC under the bus for a jar rule was actually taken some heat and. He says that he would never rip anybody off the long insured of it is there is a music festival that was planned, and it was supposed to be this elite exclusive party that took place in the Bahamas on an exclusive island. Does that sound right in the Bahamas, and it turned out to be a disaster. And so the guy who organized it Billy McFarland is currently serving six years for either leave wire fraud. And yeah, other things and other things. Yeah. So people are talking about it's top of mind because of these two documentaries that are out one on Netflix. One is on Hulu, we've all watched the net. Flicks. One Ryan is watched both the net flicks. And Hulu, Hulu one. I'm very knowledgeable. Around let let me just ask the point blank question at the beginning. And then you can unpack it you've seen the Hulu documentary. You've seen the Netflix documentary, which is better only one can off boy man, which is better better. You told somebody? Hey, if I said, I could only watch one which one. Oh boy. Giving you. All right. I would say than the net flicks. One because it has a lot of footage like really personal foot surprised by how much footage they have of the actual. Yeah. The ins and outs and Hulas had less of that. Yes. They had more. I guess the main difference. I took away was the Netflix one tells you how this happened. And the Hulu one tells you why this happened that they both tell the same story. But from different approaches, they answer different questions better. Yeah. Okay. Can either how and why means the same thing? It doesn't for me. Because I want to just know what happened. I don't care about Billy McFarland as a kid. I don't care about other dealings. Just tell me what happened at fire festival. That's it. And so that would be how it happened. Yes. Happened is they're delving into what his his past psychology a social media in the influence is it can have and the culture of millennials. That's that's one of the Hulu why this happened. He that would make me mad, and how it made sense why it happened Ryan since you've seen both of them. I know that Netflix also addresses the social media. I thought the most poignant point that they made about social media is that you had all of these supermodels in these big time influencers who all posted the same thing was this orange and they put that out on Instagram. It got people going. Yeah. They were so excited about what is fire fest, and these people had millions upon millions of followers, then when the fire festival is actually happening. All it took was one tweet of a picture of the crappy meal that they had. The guy who had like two hundred followers to essentially take down the fat. That was very fascinating very much. So and Netflix in made me dislike John rule and the supermodels more. Sure, I think they kind of they you know, they were ignorant. I that's my takeaway that they have no idea models. I think I think you could argue that the models were because they brought them out there. It truly was luxury says they say in the Netflix documentary the real fire festival happened when they were shooting a promotional. They just partied. But that's it as for John rule might take. He is just he's just he feels just as guilty, but perhaps not just as guilty as Billy McFarland, but for him to claim ignorance, the video tells a different story at the end there, especially at the end there when they have like that conference call again, why were they filming this? I don't know. How did they get this footage McFarland wanted it filmed? Yes. Everything to be filmed for another a future project. I don't think he had this project in mind, but I wonder if they were forced to turn over the footage, and then it became I don't know. But at the end what John rule, he's contributing to have this conference call and he's essentially saying like people people have recovered from worse than this. We can get out of this guy's like he knew he goes. Oh, no this isn't fraud. False hasn't that? Now, we're just. At that point. Yeah. Knew that this wasn't going to work, but we kept selling people on it. And we didn't cancel you know, what to me. I can't believe there were so many professionals involved in this operation that couldn't stop this from happening. Like, even if you were putting on a festival in I don't know in in western Minnesota. It takes a year or more of preparation to get the stage up to on. What's the word? I'm looking for a code to get everything in place the way it's supposed to be to make sure there's enough plumbing to sell out the tickets to make sure there's enough camp spaces. I mean, there are so many things that go into it. Like, I don't think you need. Well, it shows you also the genius to know that right? And it's funny that you say that because they Billy McFarland in these documentaries is hailed as a genius. And also comes across really dumb. And it shows you the cult of personality that if someone can win you over many people said the same thing Billy McFarland could sell anybody anything he is. He was just winsome in his way. He always had a happy disposition anytime you saw him. He looks sort of just like smiley about stuff. And so maybe he had this really winsome way. But my wife who cares nothing about business or like I care about business. I like how agents work I just find all that stuff fast. And she doesn't care about any of it and just kept Chirpin from the couch. This guy is so dumb dumb and a bunch of the people around him. Newly was the other half of the people who were closer into him were thinking of him as the genius Billy McFarland. Who's a visionary to me? I all I saw was scam artists from day one when they were showing the story about the the credit card that he created. Yeah. And like what what is still don't fully understand. So let's just a metal card. You get you go to a little club a little clubhouse get special perks with the card millennials who want to feel like they're very well to do. So they created some other kind of perks for them. Yeah. It was all just very bizarre to me. I'm like, why are why is everybody falling for this this guy? But if you haven't seen it, by the way, if you don't know anything about the fire festival and since Ryan just all the net flicks. One that especially in probably the same for Hulu you need. No nothing going into the. Really nice job of setting off. In fact, frankly, I was like come on. Now, we're thirty minutes in show me the train wreck. I wanna see this anxious really built it all up quite nicely plays like a movie in that way. Where you know, there's going to be a climax, whereas all goes to hell and that it does. And then there's the the falling action of him going to jail and trying to scam out. He was the money guy. You know, he's the one who knew about the books and what he was doing and ripping everybody off. And you know, what's the expression paying, you know, paying robbing Peter to pay Paul just he I think he's an idiot clinically insane. He must be something. Ain't right. Great job. Yeah. I wish I remember it when it happened in real time. It happened in two thousand seventeen you don't remember not particularly not really seeing it on social media sixteen seventeen when an actually happened talking about it on the show because well this was before you guys, but we were talking about it because he kept coming up. And we're like what is this? Everybody's tweeting about posting on Instagram, and we did a little digging. But it was it's fast air fascinating very much. So. Speaking of climax, you checked out a show that I just checked out this week as well on was a net flicks. It's called sex education with Gillian Anderson. Yeah. She's the main character, she's the sex therapist. And she's you know, it's interesting because I was watching it and going is that Chile an Anderson because she was in a TV. Series with Jamie Dornan called the fall in which he plays an inspector and cheese. I believe she's British and that too. And I was like, wow, she's really transformed herself. Oh, like, really transformed herself. So they must have appreciated what she did on that project to have her come and play another British role British British. He's not British no. She's gonna play Margaret Thatcher to the crowd, outraged Americans. Right. So. So so what did you think it was fine fine? I episode in. At your behest. And then the caller Mark we had yesterday who on the college pop culture nod both recommended it. So I couldn't pass it down. It was it was it was certainly we're trying to figure out the word for it. It's not raunchy. It's not dirty. Explicit lissette. Yeah. That's a very polite way you see all sorts of. See to me raunchy is just raunchy for the sake of being raunchy and gross. I think this has a purpose of being raunchy. No, I think. We're using the Sorus again, John. This wasn't wasn't fraud. Savage this with this with this show and other mytalkers have actually tweeted us and said, you know, the thing about the show is it's got a little bit of everything lake. It's about finding out who you are. It's about friendship, it's about sex education. There are so many things coming of age discovering yourself. I'm saying the same thing over again. Yeah. It was fine. I get all that, you know. You know, what's your problem? I don't wanna be all pretty and and ruined the fund. But my point is this never have. I watched the movie. Never have. I watched a movie where I thought oh without me without them, showing nudity. Would I not understand what happened? So. And there have been movie makers who say we just put it in there because we essentially we know it's going to get more clicks, we know people it's going to cater to their sexual desire. Where'd you just sort of ironic to me because this is called sex education of sex therapy is the focus and my argument, and I get it pretty and this and a lot of people don't agree with me. My argument would be looking at other people naked having sex does not actually foster a healthy sexual relationship with your partner. Because all that does is throw images of other people into your head. And it just all that does is foster sort of sexual desire within you. Right. Okay. But it's also the equivalent of being in a health class. I don't know if it sounds like a health class or Brian.
Fyre Festival documentary: A glimpse into the scam of the century
"The fire festival, you know, about the fire festival, right? Hulu Netflix both released documentaries about this disastrous music festival in the last week. But since there aren't enough hours in the day to watch one let alone both I called a Belousov pairs to get up to speed when I go to the five site as we came over the hill. All you could see was. See of these plastic. White pens, really crumbs Claes me together. They were people inside the tens PA out pairs works. Buzzfeed. It was like something really creepy and Irie from film. She actually broadcast hours of her own video directly from Exuma the Hainian island where the fire festival was supposed to be taking place. She streamed interviews with one person after another all of them waiting to escape. Elizabeth has Baheen herself. It gives her particular perspective on how this all went down and wine investor him. Billy McFarland was able to swindle so many people out of their money is to strange thing happening and people coming from outside to invest in the country. I'm undergoes, right? And sometimes it goes wrong. I think you know, I can say from the documentaries. It seems that you know, the government and government officials people were elected council people. They were Jews just like, you know, the other people. Who worked with Billy McFarland? They was by his energy. And he plummeted on the money that he was flashing McFarland is currently in federal prison convicted of fraud. But Elizabeth wonders why he seems to be the only one being held accountable and the questions that I was talking if he's going to have foreigners come out by something in your country. You have to be doing your do diligence. You have to be checking you all these people. What are they doing the hiring the hanging work and do they have the right? You know opponent. How do we know that to pay them on time, and I had so many questions, and actually I do feel like questions haven't been on? And you know, and I kind of I guess I would want journalists to live in the bomb. You can hear from my accent. I mean, I'm very precision. But you know, I did grow up there. I don't move in. Now, I would have wanted hanging journalists all you know, from the other side. How was this allowed to happen? I'm I'm really not afraid to my woods on that. And I think that the government had really. Been serious. They would if they would've stopped at. Elizabeth says she actually recommends you watch both fire festival documentaries, but I have a different recommendation. You'll get read up way
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Cinephile: The Adnan Virk Movie Podcast
"Billy McFarland who was a twenty something New York City tech. Pro and the rapper jaw rule. You might not have heard of him in a long time. But he's made quite an appearance. Sean t back totally so six months before the festival trailer was released online, and it featured all these Instagram models and dolphins and yachts. And it blew up it appeared in my Twitter feed my Instagram feed. People started become interested in thinking this could sell a, you know in the Bahamas. I want to go to this. So if you're trying to put on a music festival in six months, it's just impossible. You can't do it. But this guy Billy really thought. I can do anything. I'm on top of the world. I've got great people behind me. I've got blink one eighty two. I've got migos. I've got all these great accident. And this is going to be everyone's gonna wanna come to this. So both of these documentaries take on through a lot of exclusive footage. What those six months where like leading up to what was a complete disaster. If you follow the adventure on Twitter. You know, the infamous photo is a. Packed lunch of a two slices of bread with a slice of cheese on it. And they said this is what they're feeding us here. So it was fun to follow along. But you really see how many people along the way were really devastated by this from people in the Bahamas to people in New York who invested. So the question is which one do you wanna watch? If you don't have the time like I did to watch both my recommendation would be to watch the Hulu version. I think it does a better. I know I stands looking at me, you might have to go out there and borrow a Hulu crime account or whatever. Because you know, we as millennials we share passwords so find a friend that has a Hulu account. It's way more cohesive. It's aid be explains Billy is and how he became important in this. And it shows you just the whole story and how Instagram influencers are real incredible part of of. My generation and how I mean it sounds to bit how influencers influence, but truly they do. So it just gets more cohesive. I also think the Netflix version was produced by the media group that was supposed to promote the festival so it feels like it has a little bit more of an agenda. So that kind of threw me off. And in the Hulu version you actually get interviews with Billy himself. So that's pretty remarkable to see this guy who I'm not gonna spoiler alert who's who's clearly in trouble for this in him trying to explain his thought behind it. And why he doesn't think he's at fault? And it was pretty remarkable. So, you know, if you're bored, and you don't wanna watch another screener, and you're not trying to go into a deep movie dive, this is a genuine hour and a half that you're gonna walk away being like that is unbelievable that nobody stopped that up amid a reclaimed Daniel reaction because you're aware of the stores will I mean, I watched the net flicks one. So I was disappointed to hear that you think who is better especially because I don't have a Hulu. Couches Email me later. Well, thank you it. But that is what I had heard is that the best part of the Hulu one was that. They actually get the interview with this guy, Billy? I don't know if anyone has seen JAL rule on Twitter..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Release a four nanometer fixes quiz. I don't know if those rights are nominated for civil lines, but he did win. Okay. Okay. That was a good movie actually K. Well, those are the biggies. Of course, we'll talk about this later on when we talk movies coming up at eleven o'clock speaking of movies, I did finally get to the fire festival. Boy is that so intriguing. You can't look away. You're like oh God. No, no. It feels like a movie not a documentary. You know what I mean? Yes. Like, it feels like that could not happen in real life starting at about the halfway point. You're saying, no, guys guys, cancel bail, cancel. And there was one guy who who had a beard and he worked for it. He worked for Billy McFarland, and what's called in kind of like as a consultant for and he just had his head on his shoulders. And when he was telling him even like in a couple of weeks leading up to it guys canceling would be crappy press, but what's coming is going to be worse way. Worse. He was he was wisdom and then not poor guy. Who boy I forget his name, but there's an older gentleman. They got the gay guy with white hair. Oh, yeah. We're thinking guy who was almost who was asked to perform a sexual act in order to get a shipment of water into the Bahamas. Roese crazy. But is he was recounting his experience coming in essentially as a mentor to Billy McFarland, and then tried to help figure this all out as it was crumbling. If I had a nickel for every time, he said something along the lines of in my thirty years of history working in the entertainment industry and helping events. I would have I just I can't believe I did that. I just never would have thought. I mean, he look that experience was total such regret. There were some young people. Also that were interviewed who were working for him that had the foresight. You know, what I mean, they're like twenty two year olds and they're going. No, we have to bail you how I'm not gonna tell you again, but they blocked Billy McFarland the guy behind the fire festival in who's now serving a six-year term in federal prison. He kept them out of the circle he would not bring their input in. So many people said that they were isolated. They were boxed out of the inner conversation happening. Yeah. He seems like he might have like borderline personality disorder. He has something you know, what I mean like a. Well, he ran not right. He operated another fraudulent activity after when he was on bail when he was out on bail. That's what I'm saying. It was just it's just crazy. I mean is really really interesting definitely a really really good documentary. They did a really really good job with it. I just can't believe that once they had those tense up. Those FEMA tens where people were supposed to sleep that they were selling as luxury tents or villas, or whatever huts whatever you call them. I can't believe that they thought they were gonna get away with those and to air mattresses that these people are spending like twenty thousand dollars. You know, I've long crazy said I don't ever want to go to a music festival and watching that was the nail in the coffin Steve. I know even if you've been to a music festival, you would do a better job than he did, you know enough to know that that is not gonna work you. I don't get how he got away with it didn't but remember to and I know we got to go to break. But even in the. As leading up to it. Some of them started to think this way and say, well, look people just remember Woodstock. They don't remember right mudslides. Some people died they said, I mean there were like terrible conditions. But people look we're celebrating Woodstock fifty years of Woodstock is coming up. Yeah. I don't know. Anyway, it's a good documented. I agree. Thanks for the recommendation. It's on Netflix. It's called fire. Right. Yes. Okay. Check that out when we come back. We're gonna have some things that made us go. I'm going to run. I am to run an example. Something from my new dollars incense book about would you pay double for a Broadway show? It's really intriguing. We'll run the experiment coming up next on mytalk one zero seven one everything entertainment, get Windsor, the cold shoulder, and hey, maybe make a new.
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Double Toasted
"I wanted this guy even knows what he's doing half the time when he finished his Lamar mentioned early when he finished that when he was indicted and out on bail. He was still scamming people man selling tickets to coach Ellen Taylor swift in the met gala. Fake go-between. Yeah. And there was somebody said I did one simple phone call to find out that it cannot be done and people who own mailing list would get that. But also goes the power of Billy McFarland, man. And how far how just how far his reach can be had in your mind. He still has his girlfriend man girlfriends like a cult member. She's from Russia. He probably bought her. She just doesn't know he is and. Anastacio? You've got a lot of women fun. She criminal. He got her like she's in a office. Well, but that goes along with the duck Mary starts out with all with all these testimonials from people who grew up with him and his mom and his teachers and he's a fine person. He's one of the most optimistic people. I know, and I'm sitting there even before I know any of this. I'm like up to that don't mean shit, all these things you y'all got these testimonies. Yeah. I know you like him and makes you feel good. But as far as evidence goes him, not being a criminal that is zero nothing criminal effecting this. That's all you got to say about him that are tells me that he's guilty. Yeah. He's a positive person. Yeah. Positivity can take fucking money, exactly. Dad's a criminal, man. That's what you got from. And in really getting a well-balanced view of that is that you do walk away left because everybody was laughing at it, man. And everybody was having a having a good time. Look at the millennials would all the. All that. All that money out there disposable income out this suffering for change getting a hard lesson in life. You know, that's cool. And everything seeing that I was one of that was laughing. But watching both of these really brings home that there are a lot of people who suffered outside of these kids, man. And it's in. What was sort of a communist eras before? And we would take an leeann it is kind of a sad situation. And it really does make you mad. And what makes it even what makes me even angrier is people are still seeing and this is in. This one talking about being people being taken in by conman, they still under his power people this man, he is really lex Luther people saying it's not like. Yeah. Luck. Among get him outta here. He's a bad person. People you find this approach how many peoples come back and say, oh, but Billy we'll be back. I'm competent that he will have something else. Like, we won't get a part two of this. And And I mean. I mean, they will. Yeah. I should be continent. You know? Documentaries. Like, these that make you wanna give up on life and just become evil, man. Like, I just wanna start a cult after this. You know, some people that you got one. But it just makes you see all these growing drop by CDs. Televangelist I see these people like Billy McFarland just say to myself. There's a lot of stupid people out there to get rich off a. And is being harder and harder. Meet be a decent person. Fucking. Losing that fight? Oh, but yeah, people that's how I would watch these. And those are the reasons why I don't know if that makes sense to you. But I really do think carrying an anger over from the Netflix, Hulu and watching Billy just on the hot seat and everything else where people do get seriously jabbed and seeing. Yeah, you were fall to I think that that satisfy to see after that so to conclude I think that is worth watching both of them. You can't. Okay. I well, I agree with you as far as the the order in which to watch. It sounds like there's a lot of good stuff in the Netflix. I hadn't. So that's what he did finish. Yes. Why didn't finish? I watch all the Hulu one. And I what I felt watching it too. Hey, I didn't finish the the net flicks one. And I want a second sometime that has an effect, but I've found that the net flicks..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Double Toasted
"But me. Yeah. Job in parenting. I guess people noon because the Bill was able to pull them in in John rule. John rule the rapper. Not to be confused with John rule. The stock. You know? Joe rule in this man. It was funny. Having ruling is because. That guy that I showed you Calvin wills from earlier. He said me the guy that's in the who documentary. He he's probably the most common sense thing out of all of this. He said y'all should have known this fucked up when they brought in John rule. He said who who is selling anything with? Rule. John rule. Can't even sell rule. What would you like what why would you have jar Russo anything and even went to a day skit, he's like, You you know, know? he's at the moment. I heard that Billy McFarland was working with John rule. I went straight to Dave pale, stop worshiping celebrity so much. Don't listen pay attention. I remember right around September eleventh, John ru was on MTV. That's they said we got John rule on the phone. Let's see what jobs thoughts her on this tragedy. John rule. Thanks for the Time time. Like like this thing. this is ridiculous. It's. Jarrell consume me a being? Listen to judge. I rule man. And he just showed you that. Billy Mack problem was grasping onto anybody that he could in jarrow just happened to be the guy because it was it was kind of odd that John ruled this Gerald did not start with fire festival who showed how jar rule was just being a face that Billy. My father was used to just sell a younger generation on his bullshit. Why is Joe rule in a suit on Fox News sell them a credit card? Well, it did seem from the Netflix documentary gel rule was the first one had the idea for the app. You know, I got got co opted to be the fire apt, and there are some people even still going back and forth on that, you know. Other than the jail for tax FRA, right and who and carrying a fire and carrying on. And now he's on. Now. He's on Fox News talk talking about a black platinum card that you can put on your visa card barrels, so many celebrities become Brandon Bassett IRS for something or other. Why'd you choose this? You know is a very unique situation whenever you can marry the fluid with less fortunate. You give you can suck a people and promise them shit. You can't give them then. And even those sitting on the side just have jerus- selling this shit, man. And that's how in it was weird. Like rule would have been a nice guy to to sell it within. And I could see if it was his idea, he teamed up with somebody who could actually get the resource, but gyro should not have been the one because there was even apart in a believers in the Netflix documentary where they they is about ready falling apart. They don't need rule. No more. But yet there's a team of people sitting around a phone. Listen to John rule remotely sure enjoy rule talking like he the COO of oracle some man, we smart people. You mean a fucking thought out of one of your family, all let's get it together spin this shit and people. The punk. Deserve the film man when John rule is run. It's time to quit. Everybody wants to hold onto the dream of what could be even though there's a reason why it's not. But they, but that was the thing they they're pointing things that people they they were the ones who just stood up and pointing the finger jar ruling just said why the fuck was even here who lose talk shit. They did not care. They appoint fingers at everybody that point than anybody. They ain't bring it people in testimony like, well, you know, I was sitting by the whole time and thinking maybe this could be. This come together. Maybe this could really be something. Now, they brought one dude in Hulu name Delroy. Oh, yeah. Dill ROY is still being on everybody downright when the beginning. Komo man. Bill ROY Derrow is that I look I'm a bartender. I got Billy McFarland drunk just like here the stupid shit that's gonna come from his mouth. And then when I was done eleven sober up..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Just pure now. Magin a lot of people's delight win. They woke up the next day went online and saw that. While they're eating this shitty. Cheese sandwich. Those people out there who shelled out thousands of to to be at this place where eating shitty cheese sandwiches. It some people saying at all this some people say that that one slice of cheese right there. Ruined the whole thing. Yeah. I love that. Whereas like, all right. This is going down in flames. But people don't really know until the pitch of the cheese sandwich went out. Yeah. Yeah. People are happy to see that this shitty cheese. That was better than that. Ask about thousands for that one over there. There was never so much schadenfreude one time that nobody felt bad about it was. Yeah, it was funny to they know people are actually some some people who are involved. They don't even want to blame the guy Billy McFarland. Everyone blaming MandA fucking. Cheese. Just shut up. Everybody would have been fun. He's going. And. When so it was somebody that was going to do a documentary about this at some point. And that was that was just a given. But we didn't know that we're going to be so mini-me vice as documentary this out there, but the biggest ones that we talked about. Well, you had net flicks. Saying oh, yeah. They went marketing for months, man. But somehow who beat them to the punch scooped sequel. Yeah. And it was funny because I'm sure that both of them were kind of maybe they had this in development. Separately had to be yet had to be had to be. But it didn't stop Hulu from fuck with Netflix. They just who just sat back and somebody say, hey, marketing department, don't spend no money..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Double Toasted
"Go ahead and check that out because that's interesting. But but I think you earn agreement which one did it better. I don't think the hula one is necessarily bad. But I think the fire one definitely focused more on the hands on with the festival, and the people who are truly affected versus the Hulu one which showed more of the social media influence aspect of it all and just kind of the back story of not so much JAL rule, but Billy McFarland and as a person and business. Ventures. He did in the past. And there's one thing I just laughed out loud. I forget which one did it. I think it was a Netflix where we're talking about. Like, listen JAL rules writing this music festival. Oh job. So now that adds a lot of gravitas to what this whole ping me. Right. You know that shit's credible? Yeah. Said no one ever might have right? Dave healthy over on the phone. We got gel rules thoughts on the matter. Who the hell's body jewelry or says, please just gotta know what job rule has to say about this come on? Nine eleven happened in the country collectively needed to hear from job rule because he was the only one that was going to bring us back together. Oh, man. So so, yeah, people that was a great conversation. Let us know what you think in the comments down below whose fault was it was it. The influencers all strictly Billy McFarland. What was it? Maybe some people in the island. Who knows what what do you guys think? And let us know. And man, what a conversation that was I got a lot of joy from that Christian. We're going go ahead and jump off this right now. And I want to know what some of the toasties have to say because I've been ignoring them. Let's see let's see let's see so Marcus. Of course, they gel rule fuck out of here. And then of course, we have Scottish Paul says, I would be interested to know if any of the loan sharks or scary pupil put money up because they want him dead. Who I forgot to mention this? And we're and we're done with the story. But dude, there's a point. I think it was a Netflix documentary where they show the the one guy who's ready to blow whoever the guy was how he was saying that like yet there is moments after the event was over that you heard the people in the background saying, hey, let's kidnap some of these people and put up a ransom because we want our do our. Money-back, dude. Like, this is bullshit. You know? And I think again, I can't stress that enough point of these people who work hard for little to no money, dude that definitely would've reap the benefits if this would have been not only a well-structured festival, but the fact that this could have gone for five years and boosted that country's economy would have been something, really great. And the fact that these people really got to see someone like Alon musk or someone who's got money who's not a total Astle. He's a little bit Astle. Don't get me wrong. But I would like to see someone tried to do this again and do it right because again on a conceptual level. There's nothing wrong with it. It was the fact that they did it in four months. You know what I mean? It's just impossible. So it'd be interesting, man. And I really if nothing else I hope that the world kind of just donates hard to these these people who are on the island. They deserve it or anyone else. Yeah. So guys will that was our thoughts on the fire festival. So let's go ahead and jump into other things that we still got some more things to talk about. And I'm going to play this. Trailer here from Netflix called space force. And as soon as we're done I'm going to like Frisch and takeover for to let you guys know what it's all about enjoy. All right. I I will let you take it from here. What the hell did we just watch? All right. That's check this out. Greg gandules, one of the great television writers ever, you know, you're reading that book. I got you and try to impress upon you the the idea of writing trees right guy from the sopranos went on to do madman. Gord. Welcome higher damages..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on Double Toasted
"It seemed like Billy McFarland just gave no shits, man. And that was kind of also hard to process to it's like, dude, the fact that yeah, he probably felt bad in the moment. When fire festival was turning shit. Right. But the fact that he just didn't give a shit afterwards to start doing something else to start this. Conman level of Ideo Crecy blew me away say about that. Yeah. I mean, there's two things I want to say quickly once about Netflix, Hulu, the Netflix of it all there's a scene where they have the video guy who was talking to Billy about what prison was like. And I thought that was a really impressive moment because it was the first time this guy, add consi-. -sidered what prison life actually is. And he was so fucking privileged in life. And so used to getting way that he didn't concede couldn't conceive the idea of going to jail going to prison right now. We know he's in jail doing six years. So thank God Justice this one time came through right? But I just thought that was a really wonderful thing. The who documentary again makes me mad because he's not showing any contrition and he's not sad. Like you got him on there. He's basically defiant, and so if you're gonna if you're gonna pay him money, which they did which is a little unethical for documentary. Get something out of it. Like, a real human moment, did some remorse do something like that. Because what it amounted to just basically? Gotcha journalism ride. They get the scene at the end where he's like tell me where I've lied, and like, of course, it's great to see at Astle be put in his place, but they didn't put him in his place in that moment. You know what? I mean, they went back, and they added that scene for the documentary for the viewer for us to feel better instead of confronting on camera. Do you know what I'm saying? So it just seems like that the pay them money, but they didn't get anything out of it. They got some guy who was just defiant and kind of conducive back. That's all right there. What an idiot, dude. I mean. And again, I think what was heartbreaking to and I don't even know if we can do this. So so I don't speak out to terms. But but there's definitely like a gofundme page or a link where where you can definitely donate to the people who were affected from this from the people from the Bahamas. They said upwards of five hundred thousand these people should have been reprimanded right for for all the work and labor. They did. You know, of course. Now, they got deal with the shit that was left a muck due to the fire festival and all that stuff. And what was the last thing? I wanted to say with all this. I'm blanking out right now. Kristen let me see let me see. No, yeah. No. That was pretty much it. Yeah. I just baffled with all when it was all said and done do your defense. So many things we didn't even talk about the story is so massive. And so big and what I do like about his both documentaries kinda tell you like historical perspective, Woodstock ninety nine. Right. Like, it got creepy and post-apocalyptic and things got set on fire. This is something that will be remembered, and it's crazy to be alive during history in the making. You know what I mean? So yeah, it's a fascinating thing. There's so much more story to it. I'm sure in the intervening years, we'll get more because both documentaries and tell me what you think about this. And then we can jump off of it both documented predict that this is not going to go away. He's charismatic. He's got that cold personality every single person said that like I would not be surprised in ten years. You hear this guy's doing some other than sure which is kind of terrified is not get. No. It's absolutely scary. I remember what I wanted to say. Now. It was a whole like Twitter controversy. I don't have an image for that. Right about like, Hulu throwing Keat about like Netflix putting their things out. I and all that. So that's something else. We didn't get to so people..
"billy mcfarland" Discussed on KCRW
"So that means it's time for movie reviews, but before we get into the latest releases. We're going to talk about these competing fire festival. Documentaries. We talked about the net flicks. One while also there's a Hulu documentary on the same subject. It was released a few days before the net. Flicks. One came out here to tell us more is our film critic, Christy Lemere, she's seen both of them. She's co host podcast breakfast all day. Hi, good to see you. Good to see. Okay. So you saw both the Netflix, which one's better. So they both cover the same territory but in slightly different ways in terms of tone. So the Hulu which is called fire fried is kind of more playful with its imagery and with its energy and the net. Flicks wine, which is called fire. The greatest party that never happened is like a slow moving train wreck. And they both kind of get at it from similar angles. But no one really is able to put the. The absolute blame on anyone. Right. It's like this amalgam this perfect storm of too much tech, money and social media influence and celebrity power and foam, oh, you know, the fear of missing out and all that came together. And then it just happened to be like a monsoon the night before the event was going to happen. Right. But not. Not that they were ready for people anyway. But that just like ruined everything even further. I mean, they're both really interesting, but they both have some squishy ethical elements to them. So the Hulu one has an interview with Billy McFarland the mastermind con artist who is serving six years in prison for fraud. Currently they interviewed him because they paid him. We don't know how much they paid him. But they did pay him something. So that's a that is a journalistic. No, no, right, right. They have the drama of sitting him down and asking him questions and letting us watch him squirm the net. Flicks. One tried to interview him and said, well, I'm getting paid for this kind of thing. So what do you have for me and they felt like ethically? They didn't feel good about paying him when he had really taken a lot of money from a lot of people for a long time. However, they have the evolvement of the social media people who made this thing seemed like. Like, the absolute do all be all end all of life. Like you've got to get yourself to. This means they have them involved. So the people from Jerry media who were in charge of the social media four the event who promoted the event with you know, photo shoots of, you know, Emily Radic hausky models. Dino frolicking in the sand in slow motion and drinking and partying on yacht. They made this event seem like you had to be there, and they have invested in this movie. They are they are interviewed in it. And I think some of them are co producers of it. However, it does hold them to task it does absolve them entirely for their involvement, but it, but they both have some squishy ethical issues. So I don't know that one is necessarily better than the other. They're both worthwhile. Do you need to see both know do you need to see one? I think to feel smug about your life choices. You got to feel like I'm not a millennial who spent thousands of dollars. I don't have couldn't actually go. So it's entertaining. But it also is an interesting snapshot of this place in time, you know, socially technologically. Okay. So and you can see it this weekend. If you don't want to go out to the movies. Yes. The ones on Hulu ones I net flex their both zippy breezy watches. Excellent. All right. Let's talk about movies. You can't see in the movie theater and bring in March leeann. Hi, hi there. All right. You're a TV writer film historian, and you have seen some of these movies that we're gonna talk about beginning with m night Shyamalan comic book movie glass, starring James.
Fyre Festival Promoter Gets 6 Years in Prison for Fraud
"Festival the infamous fire festival promoter. Billy McFarland was sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court to six years in prison for the botched event to the Bahamas. The twenty six year old who pleaded guilty in two cases since it's two thousand seventeen music fest. He played with Zhao rule fell apart had faced up to twenty twenty years at his sentencing McFarland pulled judge Naomi buckwald in court. I am deeply sorry for my mistakes betrayed the trust of investors family, and even the court, I come from an incredible family a loving environment. They tried to teach me the value of family
Fyre Festival founder sentenced, judge calls him "serial fraudster"
"News, Washington. There's some Justice for the would be festival goers who spent a small fortune on tickets to last year's fire festival. It was supposed to be the music festival of the decade in the Bahamas last year. And now the man who. Organiz the fire festival. Billy McFarland has been sentenced to six years in prison. The judge in the case called McFarland fraudster McFarland admitted defrauding investors of twenty six million dollars ticket buyers who came to the Bahamas last year
Billy McFarland and Twenty Six Million Dollars discussed on WBBM Programming
"Now promoter Billy McFarland is getting jail time with the judge calling him a serial fraudster McFarland admitted defrauding investors of twenty six million dollars in last year's music festival and over a hundred thousand a fraudulent ticket selling scheme McFarland apologized as his family members cried behind him
Asia, United States and India discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
"We go to, Ed, Baxter in San Francisco Ed. All right Juliette North Korea. Is working on new missiles this just weeks after the Singapore summit at least that's what spy agencies from the United States are, saying Washington Post. Report ABC is reporting that Japan is seeing a lower threat, from North Korea and has withdrawn some anti-missile units US President Trump saying today that he'd be willing to meet with Iran and president, Hassan Ronnie no preconditions Italian prime. Minister Giuseppe, Kante says he and President Trump have agreed to work on bilateral trade deals verb Jabs between China and the US is US secretary of. State, Mike Pompeo says the US will invest money and the Indo. Pacific region to ensure free and open. Business climate new independent report of the four year old disappearance of Malaysia air flights three seventy finds that it was deliberately diverted. From its course and India's, on the greatest toilet building spree and human history prime minister Narendra Modi's twenty billion dollar. Clean India mission aims to construct one hundred. Eleven million latrines and five years and is spurring. An eighty. One percent jump in concrete building materials global. News twenty four hours a day on, Aaron a tick tock on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and. Analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in San Francisco I'm Ed Baxter this is Bloomberg Doug all right at twenty past the hour here on daybreak Asia let's get back to our conversation with. Eric Moffett portfolio. Manager t. Rowe price international he joins us from our studios in Hong Kong so we've got, a Jay meeting that will react up pretty soon and a fed meeting later in the week arguably the o., j.'s the bigger deal since most expect the fed not to do anything. What happens if they do begin to tweak the yield curve management even slightly what are we like to see play out. In the market well I invest in the, Asia extra pan region so I don't spend much time thinking about the b. o. j. but broadly. The spectre of rising rates could be, a headwind, for Asia what what's really special about, the time we're in today is we have high real rates in Asia so even as the fed hikes rates many the central banks at. Here are still. In a position where. They can. Cut them however if inflation picks up central banks. Here in Asia are forced to raise rates that's likely to slow growth down so. I think that could potentially be one of the. Biggest headwinds this year I wanted, to ask you about. The text by Eric because of course we have seen that near three, hundred billion. Dollars wiped off in the. US take area there's been a few broker downgrades in the tech space here I just made sent ASA tech we. Had Samsung's earnings coming through a little bit weaker than expected as well in Asia g think that it is time for a bit of a, pullback in the tech space well I think there are two important buckets there's the internet. Bucket and then there's the smartphone bucket and in the internet bucket companies here? In Asia are broadly you know very they Ryan with the? Stories, like Google Facebook but there many years behind, and so I think we still have many years of growth to go and so it's really questioning what you're willing to pay for that. Growth in terms of the smartphone supply chain stocks it's true that smartphone growth is slowing down and. That memory cycles long in the tooth, but, it's also very important to note that all these stocks look very very cheap I. Think, expectations are low and so some of the bad news we're seeing out there is really already reflected in a. Lot of the prices what about some of the gaming companies and any major Ten cents is exposed to gaming I, mean in. The last week Electronic Arts. Gave this forecast for disappointing earnings in that cloud continues to kind of hang over the group activision in the US. During the last session was down three to half percent A lot of the. Gaming companies in the United States are you can think of them as sort of movie studio so they. Have to come out with hits. The product cycles can. Be lumpy ten cents special in that in many ways it's more a movie. Theater company they can source the hits from various gain makers. And whether or not a hit comes out and win it's launched can make earning slumpy. I think at present there've been some delays and, approvals for, various games to be launched in China and so that may create, some weakness later in the year but it, does nothing to undermine the strength of this business, and the long, term potential, and I think particularly when you. Think of games you know historically, that just individuals playing games on the mobile phones on consoles but a very growing part of the stories the east sports market where folks are getting together having big competitions their sponsorships I, think that's really going to be the next leg of growth for this, industry over the next ten years looking more broadly at. Asia we have been saying. You know a little bit of a pullback of late but. There are, some markets that are doing very well I think of India, for example which continues to hit record, highs day after day where do, you see some good value in Asia well so I don't see it in India India's one of the most expensive. In loved markets in Asia and I think we have some risk going to next year with politics higher oil prices is, bad for India so that's not. Where I'd find a lot of good opportunities today today I find some of the best opportunities in China's. A-share market the domestic stockmarket now. You recall this as. A market driven by retail investors who tend to get really excited when things. Are good panic when things are bad it's a very much. Momentum market and we've had the market selloff recently the fundamentals for the kind of steady. Blue chip companies we look at our fantastic and, so I, think that's that's the best hunting ground today broadly Frazier it's important, to note that the valuation for Asia ex, Japan the gap between, that valuation and say the, valuation in the, United States Market is about as wide as. It's ever, been so you have markets out here that are much cheaper, than the United States with better growth, and so we think that's attractive All right Eric great to have you, on thanks so much for coming into Hong Kong studio Eric Moffett portfolio. Manager at t. Rowe price international doesn't see value in. India but certainly in the Asia market in China which is going to. Reopen in about five and a half minutes time looking like. Broad day, of sailing that here in Asia we have got this Singapore. Bucket down by four tenths of one percent Japan's. Nikkei index of by around a third of one percent. Of, course we closely awaiting any moved from. The bay. OJ later today just having a quick look. At the Japanese yen it is back at that one hundred and. Eleven handle yes bang at one hundred and eleven spot zero full we'll keep you updated on. Markets in Asia this is Bloomberg This is a Bloomberg pursuits look at. Luxury the architect of the disastrous 2017 fire festival luxury concert series in. The Bahamas has settled, civil claims with the US securities and Exchange Commission Billy McFarland admitted. He defrauded, more, than one hundred investors almost. Twenty seven and a half million dollars he faces. As long as ten years in prison, when he sentenced August sixteenth for all, you watch collectors out there here's a question, you may have asked yourself does it have any real benefits in a. 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Mixed martial arts star McGregor pleads guilty to role in NYC melee
"Yesterday's closing price of over two hundred seventeen dollars mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct bruce oh is mcgregor's attorney this is the same outcome that would have occurred if he'd better non celebrity the d._a.'s office thought through this very carefully we appreciate the staff we appreciate the district attorney's office treating this as would any other case mcgregor was sentenced to community service and anger management today's please stems from a backstage brawl at brooklyn area in in at a brooklyn area pub in april when he threw a dolly at a bus full of other mixed martial arts stars Accord hearing has been set for tomorrow afternoon for Columbus police sergeant facing four felony. Charges related to child. Porn dean Worthington surrendered himself to police yesterday after the charges were announced Franklin county prosecutor Ron O'Brien says a website tumbler. Provided a tip which led to the discovery of the illegal images on worthington's personal phone edition to the criminal investigation CPT's conducting an internal probe wants to division learned of the of the Search warrant he was relieved of duty his badge and gun were taken, that day, worthington's attorney says his client. Will plead not guilty the public entrusts us to investigate. These types of crimes and now we have somebody within the division who. Violated that trust that's, ABC six is Lou Ann soy are reporting an amber alert out of Lorain county leads police to Mansfield Shelby police chief Lance comes says that's. Where they arrested Robert bean who was discovered in a tent with his ten. Month old son gentleman, surrender immediately without incident. And at that time the child was taken into custody, the child was found to have no immediate injuries that, we, know of at this point time an amber alert was issued after Lorraine police, say being pistol whipped the child's mother before abducting the boy and taking off at a stolen car their promoter of an ill-fated music festival is pleading guilty today to another scheme Billy McFarland already pleaded guilty to deceiving investors In vendors. Of the fire, festival the music festival. For the wealthy in the Bahamas that collapsed. In chaos and cost twenty. Four million dollars in losses the FBI said. He did not stop there while McFarland was awaiting sentencing federal prosecutors here in New York City went on. To sell one hundred thousand dollars worth of fraudulent tickets to exclusive. Fashion music and sports events. That he didn't actually have he was charged with fraud and money laundering Aaron Katersky. ABC news New. York Twitter is, claiming today that it's a glitch that is being fixed while President Trump believes it's illegal, and discriminatory, shadow banning and a number. Of prominent conservatives say they're victims several leaders Republican lawmakers. Are not appearing in the social media sites auto populated dropdown search results. In it's got those, affected fuming ABC six first warning weather powered by the basement doctor Jim says sunny today high of eighty seven Seventy-nine now I'm Jared Allen.