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Meet Lysette Golden, The Irish Gymnast Who Followed Her Dream of Joining the Circus
"Welcome back to another episode of recipes for success. Joining me today is wonderful Lisette Golden, who's flying high around the world literally and figuratively as a flying trapeze artist with a famous American circus. Lisette, you're very welcome. Hello, thank you. Thank you for inviting me on. Yeah, and I know we were chatting before we get started, but I know this is morning time for you because you're based in California, so thanks for waking up early and chatting with us. No problem. Yes, of course. It's a pleasure. So the team of this season's podcast is all around shattering success stereotypes and obviously I was saying there like you're a trapeze artist, an Irish trapeze artist, like that isn't something that you hear of that often and I know you just came back from flying trapeze in Peru. It's just really cool and really unique, Lisette, and I'd love to just understand a little bit more like how did you kind of get into doing that? Like what has been your journey to date? How did that happen? I know it's a great question. It was completely unplanned first and foremost, but in 2020 during the pandemic, during COVID, the first flying trapeze school was introduced to Ireland by now one of my best friends, Marri, Mariana Rampazzo, I probably said that wrong, oh my gosh, she always says I say it to Italian. She's Brazilian. So she opened up Flying Monkeys Trapeze in 2020, which was an outdoor flying trapeze rig and obviously it could go up outside because during the pandemic you could only do certain things outside. So, you know, it worked out perfect. So my friends were saying to me, are you going to try it? And I didn't want to because I knew if I did something like that, then I'd be like, it would ruin my life in a good way. I'd be like, I have to do this more and more and more. So my background, I was a gymnast growing up as a kid. I stopped training when I was like 17 and I was never super high level because gymnastics in Ireland is not, especially back then, back then, not that I'm that old, but it was like 2007, 2008, that time, but the quality or the standard of gymnastics is like compared to America. Like I wanted to be like, you know, American standard gymnastics, but it just didn't really exist in Ireland. And I was old as a gymnast and blah, blah, blah, blah. So anyway, I stopped training when I was 17, but I always sort of continued a little bit. Like I coached, I tried everything to try and fill, avoid that gymnastics sort of left. Like I did high diving, I did trampolining, and then like nothing obviously felt the same, but then I found aerial hoop, which is another circus kind of art form. It's like a solid steel hoop, it hangs from the ceiling. I love that. I love that. Like it's definitely my first love for sure. So that was like my gateway into the circus world as such. Again, in Ireland, it's not as, it wasn't as popular as it is now. Like it's a lot more popular now, which is great. So I did that. So I've always been sort of using my body and being in tune with it. And then, okay, so then Flying Trapeze came in 2020. My friend was like, you want to try? I was like, no. Then the day before it opened, it opened, I remember this, it opened on like the 17th of July, 2020. I think that was the opening day and I was sitting at home in my kitchen at my mum's house and I was like, okay, I'll just book a class. So I booked class the next day, went on my own and I just like fell in love. I was like, oh, this is what I'm meant to do. Like this, every, I can't explain it. Everything made sense and other trapeze people have had the same feeling and it's just, it just becomes like, okay, well, everything is fine. I'll just make this work. And I've never had that feeling before because I never found a job that I like love loved and if I did, it did not pay well. And so obviously my poor mother, I was like, I want to be a trapeze artist. She was like, what? She loves the idea, but it's, it's hard work. It's a lifestyle. It's not, it's not a job. It is a job, but it's a lifestyle, it's a full lifestyle. So then from there, I, it was the, the rig was up for like just under three months, maybe two and a half months. I was doing like four or five classes a week before the rig came down because it's seasonal in Ireland because obviously weather, yeah, it's awful. So yeah, that's how I started. And then from there I just, I went to train where I could. So the first year after I went to Canada for three months to learn how to swing and take off properly. And then I came back to Ireland, train for the season there, that's 2021. And then the rig came down and then we went to Germany for two weeks to train and in that November 2021, 2022, February, Mary, the one who owns the woman who owns the school, she sent me to Las Vegas. She was like, you need to go somewhere where you're pushed and, you know, seen and stuff. So I went to Las Vegas and as soon as I got to Las Vegas, different level, like completely different level. And that's when I really started training properly.
Fresh update on "brazilian" discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York Show
"It's still negative slope, two 30s is I minus think 20, that'll go to plus 60 plus 80 plus 100. And so some of these trade trends are just starting, right? The dollar, which had been the dominant currency for a long time, all of a sudden will sell off and you're seeing that. And so it feels like it could be the beginning of a big trend shift. Animal spirits, it's a funny thing to hear you talk about again, there was a sense that once the Fed got off its quantitative easing cycle, once it started hiking rates again, that animal spirits were of yesterday. You think they're going to come back really? When you're putting liquidity into the system leverage gets easier to get and people get excited. And so I do think, you know, I was talking there about animal spirits in the currency market or animal spirits in the fixed income market. Equities will be more challenging. I think there's two stories to it, right? If the economy slows, what that to does earnings versus, you know, lowering rates and allowing money to flow. convicted Less less on the equity call, but more convicted on rates and currency. Well, let's talk more about rates and currency. I'm going to make you put on your macro hat before we get to Bitcoin in the next block. What are you trading in terms of currencies and along the yield curve at this point? Listen, I had gone a from long dollar bias to a short dollar bias, and so being along the euros, being long off the dollar, still on some Brazilian currency. I do have a short in the Chinese currency. I think their problems are much more structural than they've addressed so far, but broadly a net short dollar position and an interest rates long two years, long five years and long two years versus thirty years. And so the idea that the Fed will cut rates and then start a cutting cycle as the economy slows and inflation triggers down to two percent. But even in the animal spirits environment, what would you not buy? Do you think that things can get too frothy again? Listen, you already have, you know, almost five rate cuts priced into the to the fixed income market. And so, you know, markets move quick. As you said, this is one of the biggest weeks in fixed income, our biggest months in fixed income rallying. nothing And so is going to go in a straight line. Things are going to go up and then retrace and go up and retrace. I don't see anything flashing, you know, you know, triple red right now. got We've to be nervous, right? These trends are just starting. One of the mistakes a lot of investors make is the trend starts, you get your first move and you're like, oh, that was a great profit. I got to get out and then it just keeps going and going. And so, and gold listen, looks great. Gold closes above this 2000 mark for a few days or weeks. You could see gold much higher in the future. Silver feels like going to go much higher. And Bitcoin, right, those gold, silver, Bitcoin really all should do well if the Fed has finished hiking rates and starting to cut. So given how much the magnificent seven has driven up the market, do you have conviction there? I don't think Nvidia and Microsoft, do you want to think of those as the two stocks that the best encompass AI are fished. Those things, great bull markets are great bubbles and manias, and we're going to have a mania end I usually with something much more spectacular than what we see. And so just like traders my bias is that those stocks can go higher and probably drag magnificent seven up. Listen, things are very expensive and so for me it's easier not to have big positions there and to be a small trader and a big watcher because I see so much opportunity elsewhere. Okay opportunity, you're a big Bitcoin trader but do you think that there is more opportunity in AI? Do you ever wake up some days and say maybe Galaxy should be an AI company? You know if I was smart enough to really understand how the AI works, listen it you know you sometimes pick your bed a few years in advance and then you're stuck in the bed. is There some convergence of AI in crypto at one point and so we follow it pretty closely. The AI thing is difficult in that the economies of scale you need to a be player in it are so large that you're going to have a couple giant winners and I don't think a lot of and second places you know you can just see the amount of capital needed to raise even for the big the new companies and so I don't think it was easy for a lot of people to pivot into AI. Using AI you know figuring out how AI impacts your industry all really important but to build an AI I think probably beyond my skill set. When it comes to Binance do you trade with them do you keep the same amount of exposure to them or do you begin to diversify more at this point? Well we've always been diversified we don't talk exactly who we trade with but we trade with most people but I would just say you know all else equal you should feel more comfortable dealing with Binance now that they've settled. Right there was all this worry that they were gonna get down shut or they were stealing people's money and and it came down to they had some pretty serious violations of KYC protocol and they've worked to correct them and they're paid their fine and moving they're on and so I think it's a net positive for their company I think it's a net positive for our industry. You have legal questions still around the industry you have DoKwan about to face trial you had the FTX trial end but Sam Bagman -Friede still facing other charges to face trial for you had the Binance settlement how do you have faith that bad behaviors have not been washed out of the industry or have been washed out of the The 2022 crash the amount of bad actors that got swept out of the industry was pretty significant and so I would say my intuition is that most
A highlight from CXPA Marks CX Day, A Global CX Celebration, Podcast
"This is Doug Green, and I'm the publisher of Telecom Reseller. And I'm very pleased to have with us today, Graham Clark of Amcor CX. Graham, thank you for joining me today. Hey, it's great, Doug. Good to be here. And we also have with us Patty Soltis of Upwork and also of the Florida Network and CXPA. Patty, thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me. I'm delighted to be here. And we have with us once again our friend, Mark Daly, who's helped us with many different things, been involved in many projects and also a co -host at the MSP Expo. Mark, thank you for joining us this afternoon. Always a pleasure, Doug. Great to be here. Well, you know, we were just talking about before the podcast began about this is sort of a pleasure to talk about a fresh topic, at least fresh in the last few weeks. The topic of CX and how, you know, this is such an important issue, actually, for so many of our readers, even if day to day, that's not always the central part of their day job or their mission or what they're thinking about and so on. So we're going to be diving into that. We're going to be talking about CX. We're going to be talking about something called CX day and something called CXPA. But, you know, agreement, Patty, let's first just take a look at what CX means. What do we really mean when we're talking about CX? I would take that, Patty. I would say that. Yeah, I'll take that one. Customer experience, when we talk about that, that's every experience and interaction that a customer has with an organization. It starts from when the customer first realizes or has the awareness of some kind of need or want and goes through that entire cycle, like everything in between, coming out on the other end where hopefully the customers ending up in an advocacy state. It's everything that flows through all of those pieces. It's funny because a lot of people will typecast customer experiences, customer service, or typecast it as the user experience. It's that and everything more. It's the marketing that happens. It's the technology that they use as they go through this. It's the digital contact that they have. It's literally every interaction that that customer has with the organization as they go through that whole customer journey with it. And the thing I always like to add in when I talk about customer experience is the importance that customer experience can have to an organization. Because when an organization is strong in customer experience and they understand how important that customer is to them, they end up with just much better financial results. And the other thing that always gets me about this is when somebody asks me, why is customer experience important? I always want to say to them, because your business can't exist without a customer. Without customers, you don't have revenue. Without revenue, you don't have a business. So it makes perfectly good sense to pay attention to the customer. And it's kind of interesting that it's so obvious and yet, you know, it's, I like what you're saying that you're basically telling me, because it's ubiquitous inside the company, it needs to be ubiquitous and everyone's job inside the company. It sounds like everybody should be thinking about how their work inside a firm or an organization impacts CX. Yeah, that's really true. I've actually seen some other podcasts and speaking engagements and things like that where people, we've played the game where give me a job and I'll tell you how it's connected to CX. Because there is literally every role inside an organization on that customer experience. And that's, you know, some of it's direct, some of it's indirect. Some of it is in how a product is designed. Some of it is in how feedback is taken in. Some of it is in what kind of setting does someone work in. But there is a way to connect every single part and every single person in an organization back to the customer experience. Now, with that said, what is CXPA? Maybe I'll take that. So CXPA is the CX professionals organization. So in addition to customer experience, which Paddy defined, right, which is the customer's perception of how they relate to an organization. There's a thing called CX and CX is or CX management is kind of the discipline. So about 20 years or so. Some people started to put kind of methods and practices around how do you make this CX thing work. And then, of course, 2008, Apple changed the world with the launch of the iPhone and real mobile became a thing and smart apps and social media, I mean, all that stuff. Right. So so CXPA is the global professional organization that sits at the heart is think of us as the IEEE of the CX movement. And so CXPA is an organization that exists globally. We own the most important CX professional certification, the CXP, which Paddy and I are both CXP certified. That's the CX, CXB, what does CXB stand for? Certified customer experience professional. Yes, they get one of those. But it is the most widespread and recognized customer experience certification in the world. And so CXPA's role is to be the gathering place for information, networking, meeting other like minded professionals. We like to say that the CX world is like a cult or religion. And if you believe, you believe. And as Paddy said, you know, fundamentally, companies survive unhappy customers and we all have customer experiences that we rave about. We're raving fans of people. I mean, I'm a raving Amazon fan and Amex is a big fandom of mine in the sense of they're one of my brands. And then we all have customer experiences. We tell our friends about it on the other side, like dealing with our media company about a trouble problem. Or you mentioned this was coming out at the same time as the MGM hack and all the misery that people went through somewhat at the part of the company, somewhat not the company's ability. But people will talk about what happened on their once in a lifetime vacation to Vegas. Right. For a long time to come. And so how do companies recover from that? So CXPA is just the gathering place, the professional association that sits at the heart. We sometimes call it the heartbeat of the CX movement on a global basis. Graham, you actually have CX in the name of the company M -Corp CX. We do. So M -Corp CX is we are a boutique CX consulting company. We were we were founded at what's generally recognized as the birth of the modern CX movement, which is 2002. CX has two birthdays like the king of England or queen of England, king of England now. One is around 1968 when a bunch of crazy marketing people came up with a thing called C -SAT for the American automotive industry. Right. They were called J .D. Power. And that worked very well until a guy by the name of Fred Reichheld in Bain decided C -SAT wasn't a good enough score. And he came up with a thing called net promoter score that people might have heard of thrown around. And Bain created a piece of software, floated that company out as a company called Satmetrics in 2002. And the two other big technology players in the movement, Qualtrics and Medallia were formed at the same time. And then that date is kind of one of those change dates where the last 20 years have been the movement. So in the last five, six, seven years, where every technology company, integrator, agency, BPO consulting company have formed a CX practice. And every company has realized this is a foundational thing that impacts their long term success. You know, most of those companies got into the business the old fashioned way by buying something like us. So in North America, we're the last of the companies. We're about 40 people strong. And so we have been we've been a core part of this of this journey for the last 21 years. And it's certainly an honor to be to be still here fighting the good fight with, for example, a company up there in the northwest where you're from. Microsoft is one of our biggest clients helping Satya Nadella move that company from a product obsession to a customer obsession. Intel, which has a big operation of Portland, we were talking about similarly big client, a lot of pharmaceutical clients, life sciences clients, financial services clients. So we're so it's what we do. We're not just a practice attached to another consulting company who will leave the CX movement the day it becomes not quite so popular. That's the reason and rationale that we exist and all we do. Patty, could you connect the dots for us between Upwork and also the work you do on CX and for CXPA? Sure. So just in case people don't know, Upwork is an online platform at the tech company. And what we do is we match organizations with freelancers. So we are a global organization. We have clients and we have freelancers literally all over the world. What we do inside the organization is we really work on what kind of experience are we providing to our clients and to our freelancers? And this gets connected on many, many levels. There's the the analytics group, there's the product marketing group, there's the user experience and user experience research group. Then there's the customer experience division. And we all co -mingle with each other, taking a look to see what can we do to improve that? The interesting thing is that when successful organizations are working inside a customer experience, what they do is they connect what's happening in that customer experience world and they connect it back to financial metrics. So one of the big things that we do is we take a go in and take a look at what is happening with churn and retention inside the organization. And we will take a look at that piece. Then we'll go in and take a look at what it is the customer saying, what it is that they need. It's called voice of the customer. And we will co -mingle all of that data to come together. And then we can go back to the organization and say, if the platform can do A, B and C, we think retention can improve by X and that will ultimately overall improve our profitability by this much money. So that's really what we do inside the organization. CXPA has been really good. CX has been around for, as Graham said, about 20 years now, but it's still very much a growing field. You look at how long other parts of organizations have been around, things like finance, things like HR, things like marketing, innovation. Those kind of areas have been around a lot longer than the CX division. So the CXPA really comes into pretty much our organization and every organization. And one of the big things they offer is professional development for us. And they offer that through a variety of different things. There's a really great mentor mentee program inside of the CXPA. There's a lot of webinars that are offered. There's the local networks that are out there for people to mix and mingle. And there's an annual event that the CXPA does. So there's a wide variety of different things that organizations can become involved with, inside the CXPA to help that development grow and to really help use CX as a tool to drive the organization. So Mark, you have had a front row seat for a long time in sort of both worlds, in the technology world and the CX world in large and small companies. You've with worked firms to try to organize both sides of that house to work together better and to have better outcomes. So what can you tell us about what this all looks like from the point of view, especially of the IT people that we reach? Sure, I appreciate that, Doug. Yeah, so I've got a technical background, former engineer, but also former sales manager, professional services consultant, that type of world. And one of the reasons why we're here today is I met these folks at the Florida CXPA and was very intrigued because customer experience to me has been around a long time. And using technology and doing it the right way gives that great experience to keep that customer for a long time. And we used to call it the lifetime value of a customer. And if you work with big, bold and old companies like I have in my career, some of the larger ones, they look at generational value of a customer. So not only did I capture you as a client and a customer, I'm now focused on your children as a customer. So I've been with the same insurance company for 40 years. My three children use the same insurance company as I do. And so it was a natural transition. Not all companies have that culture of CX. And so when I saw the advertisement on LinkedIn for Florida CX having a local meeting, I jumped on board and I was fortunate enough to that white paper that I did on AI last February, that was read by several people. So these kind folks asked me to present on AI and really around the customer support, autonomous support using AI. And we just did that a couple of weeks ago. And so I'm very much a big proponent of what they're doing. There's a CX day globally that's happening. I think it's on Tuesday, October 3rd. And these are the reasons why I want to introduce you to these guys, because it's all about the customer. And I learned that early on in my career. And they're the ones that pay you. Your managers come and go. It's about the customer. So I was at the point one time in my career, we used to use a secret shopper and we would call up an agent, not to try to trick them to try to get valid answers, but record the conversation. And then sometimes it was a horrible conversation. They just were not prepared correctly enough. But then I would play that for an executive in the company and I would say, OK, this is how your current state. Imagine technology. This is what it would be like using technology and IVR, for example. And there's a lot of different ways to use technology. And I mentioned AI a moment ago, but there's a lot of different ways to use technology to enhance the customer experience. And that's what I'm all about. So I'll turn it back to you. Thank you for inviting me. No, no. You know, this is the type of thing that I'm hoping to facilitate with this podcast that to connect. They're not necessarily separate worlds, but I think in large companies, they're often separate divisions, people reporting to separate organizations and getting it to work together. Patty made a marvelous point about it being really every or every person in the organization from the newest hire all the way up to the CEO. You know, whether you're washing the windows or or, you know, running the accounting or whatever you're doing, even if it's not customer facing, you're facing the customer. It seems to me, so, you know, so with that said, you know, I want to hear, you know, from from you guys, you know, we have we have a large community of carriers and companies out there that serve certain types of customers. The relationship has always been very stable, but it hasn't been poor. But they're now having to make a transition to probably a more customer facing, more active role in talking to their customer and new technologies, new things, introducing new connectivity and so on. And maybe you guys could tell me a little bit about how do you make that transition to to making sure CX remains there as you roll out, roll out the new technologies and the new products? That's a really interesting question, Doug, because a lot of people for a lot of people, it's a shiny object when a new technology of some sort comes along. And the most important thing that an organization can do is look at what is their strategy and how does the technology fit into their strategy? And the unfortunate part is that what most organizations do is they do it the other way around. There's something out there. It's a new, bright, shiny object and everybody wants to have it. But how does it fit inside the organization? And it's really important for organizations to be aware of what customer experience can do for them. I read a study recently and it said that 80 percent of customers will stay with an organization when they have a good customer experience. Eighty six percent of customers will leave an organization after one poor experience. There's a lot at risk there. I loved listening to Mark talk about the 40 years that he's been with his insurance company and now his children are part of. And that's what organizations should be striving for. It's a pretty well -known number. It costs five times more to acquire a customer than it does to keep a customer. So for an organization to be able to do what Mark's insurance company has done, that's really pretty valuable to an organization. So when you're looking at those technology pieces and you're considering how are you going to leverage A .I., how are you going to really make that part of your organization? You have to look at how does it fit in your company's strategy? How does it fit in how you're going to acquire and retain customers and really drive that customer experience? That's a slightly different spin on that, which I agree with everything you said. So thinking about, you know, the telecom reseller audience. Right. I mean, I come out of that world. Here's working with cable and wireless AT &T. I built I built a telecom reseller, which was a partner with AT &T and SBC and Verizon and Cisco and a boatload of other people supporting small businesses. And so thinking about it from a company in that market, bringing bringing new technology to market rather than inside. So the absolute foundational essence of customer experience is to understand your customer. And one of the biggest challenges that organizations that we work with from from tiny companies, like I mentioned, Guadalupe Valley Telecommunications down in southern Texas, amazing organization, very much a rural telecommunication provider to huge companies that we work with is how they manage. Customer change and customer expectation change. So one of the biggest challenges a lot of companies have got, Mark, you mentioned being with the same insurance carrier for 40 years. When you turn that on the insurance company, one of the things a lot of companies struggle with is that their customers changed in those 40 years. I mean, look at demographic shifts in the United States. Right. We're eight to 10 years away from being a non -primarily white nation. Right. Those things matter when you're a company trying to do business. So understanding the changing expectations of your customers that one day after Apple makes their new iPhone announcement a few weeks ago, everybody's running in going, why can't you do this? Amazon does this. Everybody's like, why can't you do this? And so and you're, you know, Gen Z is acting differently to your baby boomers. So customer personas, customer segments are becoming much more segmented. And you need to think about how do you deliver that magical, personalized experience to that customer as they change. An example of one of our clients over the years who's a retailer that I won't mention because they let us is one of the things they saw happening was the aging of the population. So they sell a lot of electronics products. And so they realized that their customers who used to be, you know, 30 year old, mostly nifty guys to be brutal about it 30 years ago. Right. Who were into the tech stuff are now 60. Right. And they're trying to figure out what to do with their smart TV that's on the wall that they have integrated with FaceTime on their Apple iPhone so they could talk to their grandkids on the other side of the country. And it don't work. Right. And so how do you service that? So I think understanding how your customers are changing, how their expectations are changing and how do you bring all the components to the table to serve that and then really getting into the telecom world. Right. Some of these things are foundational. Companies are focused on the nifty self -service chatbot leveraging chat, GPT, whatever other words you can come out of. Guess what happens when the phones don't work? When the customer can't get through, when the hold time is inadequate. Right. When the IVR scripting in a medical business takes you through nine options before they say, by the way, if you're having an emergency dial 911 as the seventh or eighth or ninth option as opposed to the first one. Right. So so things like, you know, voice and even the other types of telecom interaction and the connectivity and the service and quality of service are absolutely foundational to a company even having a hope of doing all these more esoteric things. And so smart companies recognize how their customers are changing, recognize what their customers want, including things like different languages of service. Right. We have a bank that basically 25 percent of their calls are now answered in non -English languages. Portuguese for Brazilians, Russians for Russians, Spanish. Right. And Indian, I mean, in Hindi for us, they have to service customers because that's what their customers want. So I think starting with the who is the customer? What does the customer want? How's that changing? And then how do you use what you have as a company in order to connect with those customers as they change and drive those segments is really the essence. And that is not easy to do, but it is straightforward and it is basic and it is, you know, eat your vegetables, exercise, don't drink too much, don't smoke. Right. And you will live a relatively long and hopefully relatively happy life. And I think CX is a lot like that. Telecom means everything to us. We can't exist without it. Good point. It's all digital. Everything's digital. It's all bonding together.
Fresh update on "brazilian" discussed on Bloomberg Best
"Go to plus 60, plus 80, plus 100. And so some of these trends are just starting, right? The dollar, which had been the dominant currency for a long time, all of a sudden will sell off. And you're seeing that. And so it feels like it could be beginning of a big trend shift animal spirits. It's a funny thing to hear you talk about again. There was a sense sense that once the Fed got off its quantitative easing cycle, once it started hiking rates again, that animal spirits were of yesterday. You think they're going to come back really? When liquidity into the system, leverage gets easier to get and people get excited. And so I do think, you know, I was there talking about animal spirits in the currency market or animal spirits in the in the fixed income market. Equities will be more challenging. I think there's two stories to it, right? If the economy slows, what that does to earnings versus, you know, lowering rates and allowing money to flow. And so I'm less less convicted on the equity call, but more on rates and currency. Well, let's talk more about rates and currency. I'm going to make you put on your macro hat before we get to Bitcoin in the next block. What are you trading in terms of currencies I had gone from a long dollar bias to a short dollar bias. And so being long the euro is being long. Aussie dollar still on some Brazilian currency. I do have a short in the Chinese currency. I think their problems are much more structural than than they've addressed so but broadly a net, you know, short dollar position and an interest rates Long two years along five years and long two years versus 30 years. And so the idea that the Fed will cut rates and then start a cutting cycle as the economy slows and inflation, you know, triggers down to 2%. But even in the animal spirits environment, what would you not buy? Do you think that things can get frothy too again? Listen, already you have, you know, almost five rate cuts priced into the to the fixed income market. And so, you know, markets move quick. As you said, this is one of the biggest weeks in fixed income, our biggest months in fixed income rallying. And so nothing is going to go in a straight line. Things are going to go up and then go up and retrace. I don't see anything flashing, you know, triple red red right now. We've got to be nervous, right? These trends are just starting. One of the mistakes a lot of investors make is the trend starts, you get your first move and you're like, oh, that was a great profit. I got to get out. And then it just keeps going going. and And so, listen, gold looks great. If gold closes above this 2000 mark for a few days or weeks, you could see gold much higher in the future. Silver feels like it's being squeezed and can go much higher. And Bitcoin, right? Those gold, silver, Bitcoin really all should do well if the Fed has finished hiking rates and starting to cut. So given much how the Magnificent Seven has driven up the market, do you have conviction there? You know, again, I don't think Nvidia and Microsoft going are to think of those as the two stocks that best encompass are fished. Those things, great bull markets are great bubbles and manias, and we're going to have a mania in A .I. usually end with something much more spectacular than what we see. And so just my trader's bias is that those stocks go higher and probably drag Magnificent Seven up. Listen, things are very expensive. And so for me, it's easier not to have big positions there and to be a small trader and a big watcher because I see so much opportunity elsewhere. OK, opportunity, you're a big Bitcoin trader, but do you think that there is more opportunity in A .I.? Do you ever wake up some days and say maybe Galaxy should A be an .I. company? You know, if I was smart enough to really understand how the A .I. works. Listen, you know, you sometimes pick your bed a few years in advance and then you're stuck in the bed. There is some convergence of A .I. and crypto at one point. We follow it pretty closely. The A .I. thing is difficult in that the economies of scale you need to be a player in and are so large that you're going to have a couple giant winners and I don't think a lot of second places. And you know, you can just see the amount of capital needed to raise even for the new companies. And so I don't think it was easy for a lot of people to pivot into A .I. Using A .I., you know, figuring out how A .I. impacts your industry, all really important. But to build an A .I. company, I think probably beyond my skill set. When it comes to finance, do you trade with them and do you keep the same amount of exposure to them or do you begin to diversify more at this point? Well, we've always been diversified. We don't talk exactly who we trade with, but we trade with most people. But I would just say, you know, all else equal, you should feel more comfortable dealing with finance now that they've settled. Right? There was all this worry that they were going to get shut down or they were stealing people's money and and it came down to they had some pretty serious violations of KYC protocol and they've worked to correct them and they're paid their fine and they're moving on. And so I think it's a net positive for their company. I think it's a net positive for our industry. You have legal questions still around the industry. You have DoKwan about to face trial. You had the FTX trial end, Sam Eggman -Fried still facing other charges to face trial for. You had the Binance settlement. How do you have that faith the bad behaviors have not been washed out of the industry? The 2022 crash, the amount of bad actors that got swept out of the industry was pretty significant.
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"Investment Advisors. Switch to interactive brokers for lowest cost global trading and turnkey custody solutions. No ticket charges and no conflicts of your interests at ibkr .com slash ria. Join us again Monday morning at 5 a .m. Wall Street time for the latest on the markets overseas and the news you need to start your day. I'm Tom Busby. Stay with us. Top stories and global business headlines are coming up right now. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. The Department of Justice is appealing to the Supreme Court in a bid to end the legal battle over a commonly used abortion pill. Mythopristone has been the subject of a nationwide legal fight since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year. The Justice Department filed the appeal on Friday, urging the Supreme Court to maintain broad access to the medication. The paperwork noted this case would mark the first time a court has ever overlooked the expert judgment of the FDA. Over 600 people are dead after a magnitude 6 .8 earthquake struck Morocco. The epicenter of Friday's quake was about 44 miles southwest of the city of Marrakesh, a major tourist destination. The United States Geological Survey says this was the strongest earthquake to hit the country in more than a century. A Pennsylvania prison is firing a tower guard who was on duty when convicted killer Danilo Cavalcante escaped. George Solis reports, Earlier this week, officials detailed how the officer failed to observe or report Cavalcante's escape from the prison, which went undetected for nearly a full hour. The corrections officer had reportedly worked at the Chester County Prison for 18 years. Authorities are still looking for the 34 -year -old Brazilian native who escaped more than a week ago. Nearly 400 members of law enforcement, both state and federal, are working on the case. They've received about eight or nine credible sightings so far.
A highlight from Grayscale, SEC Update with Sam Callahan + Lighting Update with Jesse Shrader from Amboss.Tech - August 30th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohle, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. What's up, Peter, Jacob, Nicky, how are you guys doing? Morning. What's going on, man? Still living off the hype from Bitblock Boom. Incredible time. Yeah, it was. I had a good time. I'm still trying to digest yesterday's news. And, you know, just some just some great conversation in yesterday's show, actually. Yeah, we've had a little time to digest the news that Grayscale won his case against the SEC. I think there's been a lot of misinformation from the news about what that actually means. So we can kind of get into that a little bit. But really bullish development. I'll be curious to see what the SEC does now. The ball's in their court. I haven't been able to verify it, but I saw I think it was Bloomberg Intelligence, somebody was tweeting about that Bloomberg Intelligence thinks that we could have an ETF by like next week, which just kind of sounds absurd to me, but something I wanted to bring up. Yeah, I mean, it's definitely in the realm of possibilities. I mean, if the SEC just kind of wipes its hands clean of all this, just kind of rolls over and says, all right, we're going to we're going to prove this spot Bitcoin ETF, you know, finally. We're going to kind of give up on this fight. It's definitely in the realm of possibilities. You know, I find it kind of hard to believe. But and then how would they go about doing that? Do you think they would just kind of do a couple like pick some winners or would they just approve all of these applications at the same time? And it would be kind of a free for all free market competition of who gained market share. And then who would win that market share, do you think? So how do you guys think it's going to play out? I don't care. I'm going to get the popcorn out. You know, the the meme with with Michael Jackson watching Thriller in the in the in the And theater. I'm just going to sit back and watch what happens with FOSS and Terrence and their bets. What is the bet? Would FOSS think that there was going to be an ETF? I forgot. FOSS has a 10 to one or is it a 10 to one or a hundred to one bet with with Joe Carlos Are and I'm I don't remember what Terrence is. I'm sure Terrence has something going on, too, because, you know, he can't he can't miss out on a on a good good wager. Maybe it's a hundred to one. I forget if it's 10 to one. Ant, do you remember? He's down there. Well, if they if they do roll over, let's say that they just roll over, give up on this fight and approve a spot 20 ETF. Personally, I think that they would kind of just approve most of them, if not all of them at the same time. I don't think they want to be picking winners and losers. Now, if they don't do that, it would be curious to see what they do with the grayscale, because, like, obviously they could be a little salty about losing this case and they can turn around and say, OK, well, we're going to approve BlackRock and Fidelity and, you know, and Fasko and then we're going to keep you guys waiting to kind of hurt your business and suck capital out of your fund and into these other ETFs. But, you know, maybe they won't do that. Maybe they'll just approve them all. Like, I'm curious what you guys think. How would that go down? I mean, if that happens, like the pettiness at the end, I think they probably have a massive lawsuit on their hands. I don't know if you guys saw this other news, though, but it was a small Brazilian asset manager called Hashdex applied for US spot Bitcoin approval as well, and it kind of went under the radar. But it's different than all the other ones. And the reason being is they don't have kind of one of these surveillance sharing agreements with Coinbase to prevent market manipulation, like the BlackRock ETF filing or the Fidelity one, all of them, really. Hashdex is different. They're basically an application that allows them to acquire spot Bitcoin through the CME. And so basically it holds a mixture of spot and futures position. So it says the fund will use the CME markets exchange of physical transactions to acquire and dispose of spot Bitcoin instead of transactions on unregulated spot exchanges. And so it's just like a different strategy than all of these other ETF filings. And it's interesting because they brought on Brian Brooks, the former head of the OCC, onto their board of directors recently. And so this Hashdex filing, it's interesting and it's a new entrant into the ETF competition. It sounds like Wall Street trickery to add a few more basis points to the annual expense ratio. Definitely. But it could, you know, it's just like kind of a different approach. So maybe that would be enough for the SEC to be like, OK, you guys are kind of acquiring the Bitcoin through the CME, which is a market of significant size, and they're comfortable with the surveillance that occurs on there. And so perhaps this is enough. And then you have this dark horse Brazilian crypto asset management firm that actually wins the first spot Bitcoin ETF. That would be like, you know, 100 to 1 horse winning the Kentucky Derby or something. Sam, I'm sorry, I'm just not, I don't have the expertise to comment on ETFs or how they're going to play out or what the SEC is going to do. It's, I mean, I'm just going to sit back and watch. It really doesn't affect me one way or another. I self custody my Bitcoin and the price is just going to do what the price is going to do, regardless of what I want or what I do. Talking like a true long term hodler stacker, Peter. I love it. Hey, Dom, good morning. Yeah, I thought that'd be a good cue for me because I have no problem talking about things for which I have no expertise, as if I have expertise. So I just thought that'd be a good cue for me to answer. And good morning, everyone. Good morning. Is he only super quiet to me? No, he's sounding faint like you got to put the mic closer to your mouth or something. How about now? Better? So what do you think, Dom? Any comments for what we were just talking about in terms of the ETFs and any further thoughts around the grayscale news from yesterday? Yeah, interesting little pop and then watching things kind of settle down. I think, you know, again, I'm of this camp that I believe that there's some coordination here and I don't believe that the SEC genuinely wants to prohibit a Bitcoin spot ETF. I believe potentially this coordinated dance is is exactly that. It's a dance and people are trying to line stuff up, time stuff up. I don't know what is being lined up and maybe, you know, I'm just overthinking it, which is very possible. But, you know, I still believe that the pressures from institutions to have access to a Bitcoin vehicle like a spot ETF prior to the halving, the pressure is going to be and has been continuously building. And so I'm of the camp that I think it's coming sooner than later. In fact, you know, I even I gave FOSS that birthday present of, you know, taking half his bet with Joe Carlos, sorry, just for fun. And I think we're looking at this this year could be very wrong, but I think that pressure is building up. So it'll be interesting to see what happens in the near term, whether they I'm kind of curious to see the options the way I understand it. Sam, you probably have a better grasp is there's a few others coming up soon. Potentially we may have some more info on Friday.
A highlight from NEW COVID VARIANT HERE NOW!! (What will crypto do?!)
"I think we all know that this video is going to be shadow banned and probably going to be removed by YouTube. But I'm going to speak my mind here and I'm going to show you what's actually going on because there is talk of a new COVID variant and I want to show you what's going on so that you're up to date and you know exactly what's happening. I know you think I may be blowing things out of proportion, but just just have a look here and tell me what what you make of this COVID is making a comeback this summer. So many of us would like to leave it in the past, but cases are once again on the rise. So when will new booster shots roll out? And Thompson asked the CDC director. So COVID is on the rise, but when will the new booster shot be out? Does that remind you of anything? Does that maybe remind you of of the old COVID, the old COVID lockdowns? What's going on here? What are the what are the the the motives here? Why is this coming back and why is this coming back right now? Is there actually a new variant? What is it all about? We're going to speak about that. We're also going to speak about Bitcoin because look, Bitcoin's under the 26 ,000 level. It's not really an emergency just yet, but the real like emergency I would say is if you look at total three, which is the total alt market cap, excluding Bitcoin and Ethereum, and that is now back at levels of just after the FTX collapse. So this is where the FTX collapse was. And if you look at where total three is, this is where total three is. It's the same levels as it was just after the FTX collapse. Now, the question is, what is the future of of this altcoin market? What's it what's it going to do? What's it going to do in the near future? And speaking of COVID, if you look at the Bitcoin RSI, which is the sentiment indicator on Bitcoin, you can see that the RSI are so oversold that the last time that the RSI were oversold is here at this previous COVID low, which where Bitcoin was 3 ,875. So I mean, is this a coincidence that the two COVID lows are or the two RSI lows was at the previous COVID pandemic, beginning of the previous COVID pandemic? And this one again is at the beginning of the new COVID pandemic. We're going to talk about that. Also, a big day today on the NASDAQ, because today we have Nvidia reporting results. You can see Nvidia has had a huge tear this year. I mean, a lot of people actually talk about this rally being the AI rally and the stock that has led the AI rallies in video and they're reporting earnings today. If the earnings if Nvidia's earnings beat forecast, then NASDAQ rallies and probably continues to rally towards an all time high. disappoints If Nvidia today, then we probably see a 5 % correction in the NASDAQ. And then you're going to get the bears coming out and saying that this is we're entering a bear market. So big day today on the NASDAQ. Also, we're going to cross over to BRICS to see what's happening in BRICS. I know that Vladimir Putin spoke. He spoke about the dollarization. The Brazilian prime minister spoke about the dollarization. So we'll touch on that. And then I'm going to show you some tokens that I'm actually looking to buy. Now, I want to just say I'm not buying yet. I'm getting ready to buy. I'll show you what the tokens are and why I'm getting ready to buy. And I know you're probably looking at this and going, are you crazy talking about buying tokens when the market's like this? But that's what I'm going to show you. I'm going to show you my rationale and my thinking. So lots to do today. Let's get in. How scary to think that the IRS is actually back at pre -COVID levels, that the sentiment is actually back at pre -COVID levels in the last time that this happened, Bitcoin was at three thousand eight hundred and forty dollars. And I think we then had a rally of seventeen hundred percent. Yeah, sixteen hundred seventeen hundred percent rally after the IRS eyes were this low. So I wonder if the pattern is actually going to repeat itself. Also, I wonder if we're going to get lockdowns again. I wonder what the motives are. In fact, I don't wonder. I'm going to show you what I think the motives are for this this new whisper of COVID lockdowns about a year and a bit before the elections. I mean, look, it's definitely coincidental. There can't be there can't be anything else to it. It has to be coincidental. So we're going to talk about that. We're going to talk about the Binance FUD, because I think that's that's something we talk about. Yeah, lots to talk about, lots to talk about. So listen, if you are new to the channel, obviously subscribe, subscribe, subscribe to our channel, the fastest growing major channel in crypto. If you have been here for a long time, you know the show is going to get shadowbanned. I know the show is going to get shadowbanned. We spent the whole morning deciding whether we wanted to actually talk about that. And we decided that we would rather bring you the truth and not get censored. And if we lose views or if the channel takes a bit of a knock, so what? And the only way I can you can help me get out of this is smashing the like, putting positive comments and helping us get completely, completely, completely unshadowbanned. All right. So let's get into the meat and potatoes of the show. So, yeah, let's quickly look at this. So we've got Sheldon was showing me the Bitcoin chart today, showing me something quite scary. I don't know if I if I actually believe him, but he says, look, if you look at where this rally in twenty seventeen, the rally that took us out of this started, you can say the rally in twenty in twenty eighteen actually started in, say, twenty fourth of December. If you look at where this year's rally started, pretty much more or less the same time, twenty third, twenty fourth of December. Then he says, OK, when did we top? When did we top on this? They can let you can say, look, we topped somewhere around twenty fourth of June or near July. And if you look at this, when did we actually top somewhere around June or July? And he's saying, look, we are following this trend. We are following the cycle. If we do follow the cycle, we could have quite a long way to go before we get to the same levels here. And I do think that we are following the cycle. I want to actually show you. So if we look at the pre -harving cycles, I don't think there's anything different in in the cycles. You can see that we have a a downtrend, we have an uptrend, we have a reaccumulation zone. And then as we get to the halving from the halving, we really start climbing. So I don't know if this year is going to be that different. It looks like the cycle, as much as I hate to say it, it does look like the cycle is is playing out very similar, very similar to two previous cycles. We're also getting in the cycle while this is all happening, we are getting the short term holders capitulating. So if you look at the short term holder, the short term holders, they completely, completely, completely capitulated while the smart money is actually starting to accumulate at this level, at this level of the cycle. And what you see now is you're seeing a whole lot of FUD on Altcoin. So no, Benjamin Khan saying, look, there is a chance that, you know, Solana goes back to eight dollars. I've seen the bear saying that that we could go back to to to a Bitcoin price of nine dollars, nine thousand dollars and twelve thousand dollars. Remember that in this part of the cycle, in the bear part of the cycle, the bears get to be right and they get to tell you that they're right just for like a short period of time because bears will keep calling the market down. They'll keep telling you that Bitcoin is going down to twelve thousand and whatever else. And they'll be right for like short periods of time. But long, long periods of time, they won't be right because the market will just continue to go up and continue to go up. So let them enjoy their moment in the sand. I have been actually looking at the rainbow chart now. You know, I mean, initially I was obviously very, very, very skeptical of the rainbow chart. How the rainbow chart works is it tells you whether Bitcoin is overbought over here. Yeah, it's like maximum bubble territory, serious set of FOMO intensifies. Is this a bubble huddle? Still cheap, accumulated by and basically a fire cell. And as much as, you know, initially I was quite skeptical about the rainbow chart. If you look at it over a long period of time, it actually is quite right. And you can see that right now we're entering the we're in the buy zone and we're entering the basically a fire cell. So there's not actually that much panic on Bitcoin at the moment. Sentiment is bad, but it's not like it's not extreme fear. People are scared, but people aren't very, very scared. And that's why I'm not really ready to start buying old coins yet, because I think that there'll be better opportunities. I'm not saying don't start dollar cost averaging, but don't spend all your money now. And the reason why you probably shouldn't spend all your money now is because we're not at the point where people are panicking. People are getting demotivated. People are getting depressed. But remember that that's what this part of the cycle is designed to do. This part of the cycle is designed to depress you. That's why it's called the depression phase. Now, if we are here and we do have this accumulation left to go, I really hope that the accumulation isn't as long as the previous accumulation, because you can see that it took about a year and a half from that point to get to the same level in the last cycle. I don't think we're there, but I mean, you do need to prepare yourself for a marathon and you do need to prepare yourself to take maybe a little bit more losses if we follow the previous cycle. Be that as it may, as I said, I think I'm in the camp of this rainbow chart, which basically says, look, when prices start coming down to the bottom here, when they start reaching this oversold territory, just keep accumulating slowly. But the main thing is stay in the game, because I showed you that I showed you this here. I'll show it to you again. The main thing is that you've got to be here when these one, two, three, four, five days happen and one, two, three, four, five, six days happen and one, two, three, four, five, six days happen. The whole increase in the price of Bitcoin, 100 percent increase was here over 24 days, eight, eight and eight or seven, seven and seven. So I think you've got to be here. You've got to be here when this happens. So don't get demotivated now. Don't give up now. Now is probably the best time to to actually be accumulating. And I'll show you a bit later what it is that I'm actually accumulating and why I'm actually accumulating it, because a lot of people were talking to me about my tweet yesterday. Let's look at the bubbles. Oh, I'm loving the bubbles, Josh, I must say, and actually, to be honest, it's actually not only me loving the bubbles. I see Kasper is down seven point two eight today, maybe getting into my buy zone. Not yet. Not yet. Robert also down six point five three, also not in my buy zone yet. I mean, as I said, I am loving the bubbles. For those of you who don't know, there is a morning banter research call. Just click on newsroom over here. You'll see that we have a call in 17 hours added to your calendar and then you can join our morning research call. Also, if you want to search for a token, like, for example, if you don't know where Solana is, just search and you'll see it actually starts flashing. So we've built that functionality. And I think a lot of people are starting to notice bubbles today and now you can see earlier yesterday who's back streaming, by the way. And I actually I love his videos. So he he was also one of the people that really helped me when I when I started banter. He was one of the guys that like really, really helped me with the channel. So good to see him streaming again. And yesterday on his stream, he actually spoke about banter bubbles. Let's get to a really good tool. This tool was created by Crypto Banter. It's called the Banter Bubbles. And I want to be clear here. If you've been on crypto Twitter or if you follow this industry closely, none of these names will be a shock to you because these have all been talked about a lot on crypto Twitter. I'm not the first person talking about any of these. But one thing I think is really easy is you go to the banter bubbles here and you go ahead and you set it over to the year. And this gives you the highest performing tokens over the last year. And you can also say top one hundred, top two hundred. So good to see that other streamers are actually starting to to notice banter bubbles.
4 men arrested on suspicion of hanging Vinícius Júnior effigy off bridge
"Spanish police say they've arrested 7 people accused of racially abusing Real Madrid player Vinicius junior. Three have been arrested in Valencia for alleged abuse against Vinicius in a Spanish league match on Sunday, while four others were arrested in Madrid for allegedly hanging an effigy of the player off a highway bridge in January the effigy was hanged by the neck on the morning of a match between local rivals, Real Madrid, and Atlético Madrid, along with it, was a banner with the words Madrid hates real. Spain has been criticized for its lack of action in racism cases in soccer, while Brazilian officials, including president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, have publicly expressed their concerns. I'm Charles full of
Anheuser-Busch CEO Offers Flat Apology Following Backlash
"CEO of AB InBev, Anheuser Busch, he's been pulling this mea culpa. He's under fire, actually, from the extremists on the left. They're saying, how dare you? How dare you apologize for your transgender Dylan Mulvaney campaign? Well, he's apologizing because guess what, guys, it's called common sense. He just alienated his entire base audience. His entire customer base for Bud Light, those Friday boys that they didn't want anymore. Well, then there's not going to have them after this stunt. I got some beers. They strike them, huh? Anyway, now they're coming out with a big giant campaign to show how rah rah patriotic they are. They are God and country and Clyde still horses, except they're not. One thing that people forget is that Anheuser Busch, the Anheuser Busch, out of St. Louis, that company was sold. Back in 2008, to accompany out of Brazil InBev. That company in Brazil was actually the merger between a Belgian company and a Brazilian beer company. So then that company InBev goes and buys AB Anheuser Busch to create AB InBev. This is not an American company anymore. It's a giant multinational corporation conglomerate with zillions of beer brands all over the world, and they just happen to have Anheuser Busch as one of them. So don't forget, don't let them fool you with the horses in the pretty commercials. This is a globalist conglomerate kind of company. And
Mr. Blanton Shares His Lived Experience As a Biracial American
"Your experience, what I've gathered is that you learned that the black community tends to be more welcoming when they hear that you're biracial, whereas the white community looks for ways almost to categorise you as someone who is not white and tries to use that to kind of exclude you and possibly other biracial people. So as a biracial person, have you ever felt misunderstood or not accepted by either community? Well, I think that there are a lot of people who make me not of African descent. So they'll be like, and I'm about to name like all sorts of sort of geographies of people with considerable African descent, but they'll sort of want me to be Puerto Rican, Brazilian, South American in some way, Portuguese, Italian. And like, so even after I've said, I'm biracial, my father's black, my mother's white, they'll try to steer me, or actually they'll try to steer their own understanding away from something that has African heritage to what they, you know, want to resolve as like, oh, the dude's kind of tan, but ooh, what does it mean that he's actually black? If black people are reluctant to kind of welcome me into the club, it's for reasons that I understand.
WSJ: China’s Xi Jinping, Brazil’s Lula Take United Stance Against U.S.
"Every day it's something Wall Street Journal China's Xi Jinping In Brazil's Lula Who's a communist Takes stand united against the United States Brazil president says the two countries will work to quote balance world geopolitics This is incredible I hope people understand how big this is France in Europe Saudi Arabia in the Middle East and Brazil in our own hemisphere Think about that It's all strategic Chinese leaders and Brazilian president Louise and ancillary Lula da Silva one two three four names Struck a unified posed and defiance of U.S. foreign policy and trade in a meeting in Beijing today adding weight to Beijing's pushback against what it sees as Washington led containment effort Containment effort we will work to expand trade and balance world geopolitics Said Lula hello LA Lola I mean Lula Wrote on Twitter after meeting with mister Xi Mister Xi called the Brazilian leader in old friend of the Chinese people Oh yeah yeah he's an old time commie It was promoted breakthrough developments in relations between the two countries Once folding after the other They Brazil Bolivia Venezuela Cuba And more likely Chile soon The Middle East they have sodium a Iran can you imagine More to come And then France
Actor Sean Patrick Flanery Joins Dinesh In-Studio
"Guys, I'm really thrilled about today on the podcast we have a guest and a great guest in studio, Sean Patrick Flannery, a Hollywood actor. He is an American actor born in Lake Charles Louisiana. It was raised outside of Houston, Texas. He's appeared in over a hundred movies and TV shows, powder, suicide kings, the boondock saints, the young Indiana Jones chronicles, Criminal Minds, the dead zone, Dexter, and so on. He also owns and operates while on martial arts academy. Hollywood Brazilian jiu-jitsu. And we're here to talk about a film, a new film coming out this week, April 14th. Called nefarious. John Patrick, welcome to the podcast great to have you. Thank you. And let's talk a little bit about Hollywood first. You're a Texas kid. Who went to Hollywood? What got you there? Well, I went to university of Saint Thomas and I was studying business with focus on law and I saw the most beautiful girl I've ever seen at the time leaving a building. And I did what any red blooded Texan does. He goes to the school administration office and he drops an English class to sign up for whatever they're teaching that building. And that's true story. And in the building was the theater department. And so I fell in love with acting. And I wrote a piece of children's theater and I decided, after school, I was going to drive out to LA and I was going to try and produce that play. And then an agent could I submit you on some commercials? And I said, yeah, if it supplements my writing career, then I got a handful of those and she goes, let me submit some theatrical, which means TV and movie. And I said, absolutely, if it supplements my writing group. Next thing I know I was on a plane to go do young Indiana Jones and the acting kind of took over.
Bud Light's Newest Brand Ambassador Is a Transgender TikTok Star
"Apparently, corporate America is drinking the Kool-Aid. They're getting the message somehow somewhere or another because ABM bab is a Brazilian beer company. They have hired a transgender to market their Bud Light beer, Bud Light. Especially if you ask me, not especially good tasting beer to begin with, a lot of men drink beer. So they think they're going to maybe get more men or maybe women who think that this is cool. I don't know who they're going after. Maybe they just want the attention, but they hired a TikToker again, TikTok. A TikToker named Dylan Mulvaney, who is transitioning to become a woman, and is just, well, giddy, just giddy, I don't think there's any other way to really quite describe him. Forgive me her, is that I don't want to be labeled by the PC police and not have this video or not have this podcast go out to you because somehow I'm being unfair by calling him or her or her. I mean, it's confusing after a while. Is it not? Anyway, take a look at this post by this TikToker very, very excited because her 365 days as a girl and she got a deal with Bud Light. Hi, impressive carrying skills, right? I got some bud lights for us. So I kept hearing about this thing called March Madness and I thought we were all just having a hectic month, but it turns out it has something to do with sports. And I'm not sure exactly which sport, but either way it's a cause to celebrate this month I celebrated my day 360 five a womanhood and Bud Light sent me possibly the best gift ever, a can with my face on it. Check out my Instagram story to see how you can enjoy March Madness with Bud Light and maybe win some money too. Love ya. Oh yeah. That's really gonna win over your male demographic
The President Meddles in Israel’s Internal Affairs
"Biden, the most despicable man to ever hold the office of president. As decided to meddle in Israeli affairs, announcing as he does in the United States that if you are not on the left, you are a threat to democracy. What you are, if you're not on the left is actually a protector of democracy in most cases, it is the left that threatens everything good. One of the richest are medical systems or our universities or our children. And so I don't know when the last time an American president has so meddled in the affairs of a democratic country, it's having demonstrations shows that it is a free country at any rate. But he he hates anyone on the right, including in a democracy, whether it is the Brazilian president or the Hungarian president or the prime minister of Israel, he hates them. The fact that they were democratically elected is of no consequence to the left in America, whether it is The New York Times or Joe Biden.
"brazilian" Discussed on The Allusionist
"This is not what we could have. And so as the language has remained for a very long time, the language of the elite and this elite had connections to Portugal, it remained closer to the ideas of language that were valid in Portugal for quite a long time. But that is also changing for one simple reason we are huge. And we are comparatively rich and culturally relevant and we are the people to whom people look when they think of Portuguese today. You said one of the largest languages in the world. Yeah, thanks to us. You take Brazil out of the equation and it is probably I don't know 50th most spoken language in the world. During the COVID pandemic, there was this ludicrous question where some parents and Portugal had, they became concerned that their kids were going to turn Brazilian because they were watching so much television and so much online things that are always produced here that they were using words and turns of phrase and sounds that their parents did not recognize. And so they were going like, whoo. We're going to lose our kids. To the bad Brazilians. Yeah, it's the not knowing that is the big thing there. Yeah. And of course, with English, I think it's the same, it's the same situation. I remember reading that Paul McCartney's dad was concerned with the she loves you. Yeah, yeah, yeah, because he said, no, this is too American. You're losing what's British in you. It's the same thing. Brazilian Portuguese has made some things that are really like amazing. We have to try and realize that some of those things that we did to the language are just ours. And we really have to accept what we have, not as lesser, not as wrong, but as what constitutes us what makes us
"brazilian" Discussed on The Allusionist
"Come from there. Brazilian Portuguese vary a lot within Brazil because the country is so enormous in size and people. Yes and no, there is variation and if you are unlucky, you can get to a situation where you get two Brazilians that don't really understand themselves with a certain degree of alcohol consumption involved. But in general, there is a huge amount of comprehensibility wherever you go. There is diversity there is variation we love to talk about that we love to have prejudices about that and to stigmatize people because of how they speak. Of course, there is this whole thing with non standard pronunciations and words and choices. People still sometimes lose their accent when they try to become more accepted in the big urban centers where the money is. People like to cling to different words and different habits, but of course, when they get to cling to those same ten or 20 things, it points to the fact that the whole mass of the language has not changed. But at the same time, we have to recognize that the uniformity is kind of amazing. You can travel 5000 kilometers in Brazil and you will still be understood whenever you get off your car. And this is unreal. You get this 5000 kilometer line and put it inside Africa or inside I don't know Europe you don't even find it 5000 kilometers. And you find amazing quantities of diversity. I mean, there's more diversity in Portugal in a way than in Brazil. How much does Brazilian Portuguese differ from European Portuguese? Once more, it depends. On paper, they are quite alike. There is a whole question with the spelling today. We have a unified spelling that Brazilians have championed and the Portuguese do not like, and they usually do not use. So there is this question with this pallet, but this is, of course, superficial. If you take a page from a newspaper, see how old I am. A page from a newspaper published in Lisbon or in Hugh de Janeiro, you can give it to anyone and it would not be a problem. But spoken, things get to defer. Especially because we have these different constructions. And there is a huge difference in pronunciation. And here I have to say that the blames on them because very weird things happened in European Portuguese after they came here. And they too they have a system of especially an absence of vowels in their pronunciation that is quite. It's not typical of romance languages. And that makes their pronunciation very hard for us to grasp. We speak a clearer version of the language. And it does not help the fact that they are very much exposed to our language in television and music and cinema and whatever. And we are not as well versed in their variety of the language. So when the Portuguese movies are screened here, it's not unusual for them to have subtitles. Well, the myths or the received wisdom about Portuguese language in Brazil is that of course we know we speak a very different version of the language, but this is always been explained to us as maybe perhaps a defect of sorts as if we are not up to scratch, speaking right Portuguese, and as if what happened to the language here was just a sprinkling of different words and influences of African languages and indigenous languages. But that had not altered like the substance of the language. And more recent work has proven and is proving over and over again that this is not really the case that what happened here was much more violent to the language and that we are speakers. We should be proud speakers of a new version of Portuguese that was kind of chewed up and pat out pat. Yeah. Thank you. And it's pad out by all these enslaved Africans and indigenous Brazilians original Brazilians, and most of what we came to consider as mistakes are indeed characteristics of this process. Why do you think people feel like it's a defect? There is a racial component to it because it is a black language. It is an African language. Indeed, people kind of knew that and in the 19th century they began referring to the popular Portuguese we speak here as pereto gaze, which is kind of a good pun. Means black. And there is this racial component as there is the racial component with like everything in Brazilian society. And there is the fact that we have developed kind of morphological characteristics that can indeed look like a simplified version of a European language, a more I could say streamlined version of a European language. And people looked at it as if it was cheap as if it was wrong as if it was bad. Right now, I think we're in a moment where we have to rethink some of those evaluations. That's part of what we call it the complexity of it a lot. We call it mat complex as we do not think of as thoroughbreds. This is part of the thing that I think we have to rethink today, this idea that the Portuguese know how to speak it, and we are just vilifying the language. And putting it down
"brazilian" Discussed on The Allusionist
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"brazilian" Discussed on The Allusionist
"The world. Not much for you to tackle. Yeah. I'm kind of obsessed with this idea of getting linguistic knowledge to a wider audience, which might be familiar to you. As an obsession, seems like a weird thing to do with your life, but all right? When we look at the history like, from afar, it seems like, yeah, the Portuguese came here, and now we speak Portuguese, but it was not really like that. First of all, they took it slowly with the idea of occupying this land and the siding how they would do that. What happened in Brazil was in a way new to the Portuguese. They did not have a huge experience with colonizing properly and exploiting like agriculture, for instance, and they took them up long while to do this in Brazil. When they were only picking things here, like Brazil would and things like that, there was not really a need for a very intense presence in here. And for a very intense, ruling of the land. They only wanted to get things from here. And so what happened in the first centuries of this colonization thing is that the languages that took hold in Brazil were indigenous languages. Two of them, one in the shores of what is today São Paulo pretty much and all the land dominated by the Paul lista world, so to speak, and then in the north we had a different language. Those languages were popularized versions of indigenous languages of local languages. They were called general languages, linguas gerais, who came up with the language arise. The existed before the Portuguese arrived, we had probably more than 1200 different languages in Brazil and what is today Brazil. But there was like a lucky strike for the Portuguese because there was a very recent process of migration inside Brazil where one same group had come to dominate. Dominate is this world? Yeah. Yeah, thank you. So yeah, one single group or a family of people of languages and of cultures had come to dominate the whole shores of Brazil and the north and region of Brazil. So there was this family of languages. And they had this lingua franca, the sort of common language that they could use with each other. And then when the Portuguese come and the Jesuits come, they learn these languages and they kind of weaponize them. They use them to convert those people and to get in touch with that reality. They realize that this is very powerful as a means of contact. Instead of trying to teach Portuguese to thousands of natives, they go, yeah, half a dozen of us can learn that language and then we can talk to them. And change them around and everything. Eventually, though, Portuguese became mandatory, the colonizers had got their use out of the lingua giro's, and now the locals were forbidden to use them. And those languages came to be prohibited and persecuted and pretty much extinct from the middle of the 18th century. When things changed, when the exploitation of the colony changed with the gold rush and then the agricultural rush with coffee and sugar. Portugal realized that they had better take hold of the colony. There is a series of laws that is passed to kind of unify the colony and the government and religion and schools and even the behavior of the indigenous people and the Brazilians. Like you have to wear clothes and you have to speak Portuguese. There were penalties to people who spoke a language at all in school, for instance. Even in the 20th century, I've listened to indigenous people my age that remember the fact that they should not speak their languages in a major city, for instance, because that was frowned upon that with brand them as not Brazilian. We have one country today, very big, but we came very close to having two countries. And for most of the time, that the colony was run by Portugal, they ran it as two different colonies. One in the north and one in the center and south. And the process was different in the two regions. The north has a very different demographic reality of very intense presence of the indigenous elements for the very simple reason that the white man was not able to get to them because it's very hard to access those regions, even today they speak one of those language your eyes, one of those general languages. It has not died there, has lived through everything, because it could find places to hide. For instance, this language, which is called yanga two, which means good language. Is today the official language of a city in northern Brazil, and this city is the size of Bulgaria. And it's the third largest city in Brazil. So you get to have an idea of the kind of proportions. We're talking about here. How did they make all these people in this enormous now one country speak Portuguese? How do you go about instituting that? Not that in planning anything. You never know. You guys have a past. Oh, gosh. Oh, yep. Yeah. Because it's like improbable. It's like, yeah, it shouldn't have happened. Yeah, because they didn't have language learning apps then. No. And no schools, Brazil had a very slow trajectory of getting people to learn to read. So this was not a school thing. This was not a religious thing because the Catholic Church was all for the linguist arise for the general languages. If there is like one key element to why everyone began to speak Portuguese here and why we speak a relatively uniform variety of Portuguese in this country is the enslaved African. Because those guys had no choice. They had to learn this one language. And they moved around quite a bit as the economy changed and we stopped growing sugar Cain and began growing coffee and the gold rush ended in et cetera, et cetera. Those guys moved around. Those guys probably were like the leading force to drive Portuguese inside the country from the shores from the beaches to the deep Brazil and they were probably the leading force to relatively make it uniform. Make it more alike because they moved around a bit. We received more enslaved Africans than any other place in the world. An estimated 5 million 848,266 enslaved African people released that is thought to be the number of enslaved African people that were still alive when they got to Brazil. We were one of the last places on earth to stop enslavement. Brazil didn't outlaw slavery until 1888. So this is like terrible and I almost say lovely irony in the fact that this place probably owes one of its more characteristic traits to that population. Not to the white Portuguese that brought the language, of course, but to the layer of the population that was forced to use that language. And that had made it its own and that had to change it in the process. I always tell students that we sometimes have a problem when we try to translate something that is African American vernacular. Because we don't have an African American Portuguese. We don't have a set of characteristics that point to the blackness of a speaker or of a culture. But the fact is that maybe we don't have that because that's all we have. The entire reality of Brazilian Portuguese is this African Portuguese. And so again, you look deeper into things and you find you have to wrap your mind around a very different reality. Have those enslaved people acquired Portuguese because they were in Portuguese colonized African countries. Or were they forced to learn it in Brazil? People don't really think about that, but it is very likely that part of that population came here already with a certain knowledge of Portuguese. First of all, because they were capped in, I would say, and where houses in Angola, especially sometimes during quite long periods of time, because they were captured, and then they were bought, and then they were put in these trade posts, and they had to wait till the ships came, and the negotiations happened. And sometimes they spent quite a lot of time in there with Portuguese masters already. And with a very different languages and contact. They were not speakers of one and the same language. So they had no common language, and they had the Portuguese already present to them. And the trip to Brazil could take one or two months depending on where you came from. And again, you were stuck with people speaking very different languages and you had those Portuguese masters and interpreters, most of the time they had interpreters present. So yeah, there was some pressure that could assure that some of those people already came here with rudiments of Portuguese. But not all of them. One of the biggest distinction even of prices put to those people when they came here was if they could or could not speak Portuguese. There was this branding of them as Africa's Africans who did not speak Portuguese and la genus, cook could speak Portuguese. La Geno is a corruption of the word Latinos, Latin. So we take that very same word and 2000 years later. We are branding African enslaved people with that word and we did something very cruel and racialized to the word because Latino exists today in our vocabulary and it means smart, but in a bad way. Like that person you should not trust because she is smart. So it's one of those things where the centuries of prejudice are still present in the language. We're just going to pause for a moment to hear about our generous sponsors. The illusionist is sponsored by Squarespace, your one stop shop for creating and running your own website with swiftness and ease. That is one of the many things I like about Squarespace. 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"brazilian" Discussed on The Allusionist
"Most important problem we have. Right now. And it's probably too late for that. My name is catano galindo, and I'm a university professor, I teach historical linguistics and also a translator. Welcome back to the show. It's been a while. Thank you very, very much for the invitation. I love being back here. Kaitano talked about translating the podcast the memory palace in two Brazilian Portuguese on the episode one to another, and he's just released a new book about the history and present of Brazilian Portuguese. The book is called la chibo, which means powdered Latin and is like a play on powdered milk, both things sound kind of alike in Portuguese, but most importantly, the title comes from a song, a song called lingua, lingua means both tongue and language in Portuguese. And it's a song by cutting a velocity, which is one of the true giants of Brazilian music and the guy who inspired the choice of my name. So it's kind of a nice way to pay him back for that. Well, the new book is a history of the Portuguese language, most specifically Brazilian Portuguese that begins with the origins of language and goes all the way through everything that happens before Portugal and then when the Portuguese go to the sea and when they come to Brazil and then everything that happens here. Well, no biggie then. No. Just tracing things from the beginning of human existence. Yeah, pretty much. And then one of the biggest languages in the world. Not much for you to tackle. Yeah. I'm kind of obsessed with this idea of getting linguistic knowledge to a wider audience, which might be familiar to you. As an obsession, seems like a weird thing to do with your life, but all right? When we look at the history like, from afar, it seems like, yeah, the Portuguese came here, and now we speak Portuguese, but it was not really like that. First of all, they took it slowly with the idea of occupying this land and the siding how they would do that. What happened in Brazil was in a way new to the Portuguese. They did not have a huge experience with colonizing properly and exploiting like agriculture, for instance, and they took them up long while to do this in Brazil. When they were only picking things here, like Brazil would and things like that, there was not really a need for a very intense presence in here. And for a very intense, ruling of the land. They only wanted to get things from here. And so what happened in the first centuries of this colonization thing is that the languages that took hold in Brazil were indigenous languages. Two of them, one in the shores of what is today São Paulo pretty much and all the land dominated by the Paul lista world, so to speak, and then in the north we had a different language. Those languages were popularized versions of indigenous languages of local languages. They were called general languages, linguas gerais, who came up with the language arise. The existed before the Portuguese arrived, we had probably more than 1200 different languages in Brazil and what is today Brazil. But there was like a lucky strike for the Portuguese because there was a very recent process of migration inside Brazil where one same group had come to dominate. Dominate is this world? Yeah. Yeah, thank you. So yeah, one single group or a family of people of languages and of cultures had come to dominate the whole shores of Brazil and the north and region of Brazil. So there was this family of languages. And they had this lingua franca, the sort of common language that they could use with each other. And then when the Portuguese come and the Jesuits come, they learn these languages and they kind of weaponize them. They use them to convert those people and to get in touch with that reality. They realize that this is very powerful as a means of contact. Instead of trying to teach Portuguese to thousands of natives, they go, yeah, half a dozen of us can learn that language and then we can talk to them. And change them around and everything. Eventually, though, Portuguese became mandatory, the colonizers had got their use out of the lingua giro's, and now the locals were forbidden to use them. And those languages came to be prohibited and persecuted and pretty much extinct from the middle of the 18th century. When things changed, when the exploitation of the colony changed with the gold rush and then the agricultural rush with coffee and sugar. Portugal realized that they had better take hold of the colony. There is a series of laws that is passed to kind of unify the colony and the government and religion and schools and even the behavior of the indigenous people and the Brazilians. Like you have to wear clothes and you have to speak Portuguese. There were penalties to people who spoke a language at all in school, for instance. Even in the 20th century, I've listened to indigenous people my age that remember the fact that they should not speak their languages in a major city, for instance, because that was frowned upon that with brand them as not Brazilian. We have one country today, very big, but we came very close to having two countries. And for most of the time, that the colony was run by Portugal, they ran it as two different colonies. One in the north and one in the center and south. And the process was different in the two regions. The north has a very different demographic reality of very intense presence of the indigenous elements for the very simple reason that the white man was not able to get to them because it's very hard to access those regions, even today they speak one of those language your eyes, one of those general languages. It has not died there, has lived through everything, because it could find places to hide. For instance, this language, which is called yanga two, which means good language. Is today the official language of a city in northern Brazil, and this city is the size of Bulgaria. And it's the third largest city in Brazil. So you get to have an idea of the kind of proportions. We're talking about here. How did they make all these people in this enormous now one country speak Portuguese? How do you go about instituting that? Not that in planning anything.
Historic legacy bank enables Brazilians to pay taxes using crypto
"12 a.m. Monday, February 13th, 2023. Historic legacy bank enables Brazilians to pay taxes using crypto. Brazilian bank Banco du Brazil and crypto firm bit 5 will enable Brazilian taxpayers to pay their taxes using cryptocurrencies. The post historic legacy bank enables Brazilians to pay taxes is in crypto appeared first on crypto slate.
New Words Made up by Joe Biden During SOTU
"You mean makes up a lot of words Did you hear the speech last night He made up a new word last night He said listen Biden was sending a warning Jim He's a you listen here you Republicans If you dare send me anything involving for sharing a zillion job I am going to veto that So Republicans don't do anything about first to show you a zillion jobs You understand And the funny thing about this is that Democrats got up and clapped as if any of them knew what the this guy was talking about If you would have take a camera and walk around that room with a microphone and say what are you applauding What did Biden just say not to veto They'd say what does that mean I have no idea either Jim queue up for me if you would cut to this is 9 seconds of Biden make up Jim translated this as frisch's and his jobs You tell me if you can tell what Biden is saying because I don't even think Biden knows Take a listen Make no mistake If you're trying anything to raise the cost of precision jobs I will veto it Do not dare try to raise the cost I'll pick a civilian ship Brazilian jobs Don't do it That's a warning Republicans That's what I'm going to put that out in a tweet this morning Republicans don't waste your time with pick a billion Jillian jobs
Charlie's Exclusive Interview With Jair Bolsonaro
"Mister president, thank you for sitting down. So you came to the United States right before your term ended. How have you spent your time here in the United States? And what are your future plans? Quite some social football. And being very well received, especially by the Brazilian population. If you are fast start, we need to do a very similar level. And maintain to be here is that I want to stay away from the government that just took office in January. I knew that there would be plenty of turbulence and I did not want to be accused to cooperate with the disastrous way that the government started their term.
How Chad Robichaux Became a Mixed Martial Arts Champion
"That you were into mixed martial arts, like you were a champion, what level champion. I mean, when you say when people talk about mixed martial arts, I'm already frightened. I'm frightened folks. Don't gouge my eye out, please. But seriously. When did you get involved in that? And what was your greatest title as mixed martial arts champion? Well, I started martial arts when I was 5 years old. I have pretty rough upbringing and my grandmother brought me to have a kind of positive influence in my life. And so I always from a young age is starting to grappling based martial arts, wrestling, judo, traditional jiu-jitsu, in 1995, I was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu which became my kind of core martial arts, mixed it with wrestling and boxing, and in 1997 I did my first amateur MMA fight, not really looking to be an MMA fighter, just wanted to compete and represent the martial arts that I trained in. And in 1999, I turned professional. I did it on a side while I was in the military. My military unit and special operations leverage that I ran a lot of martial arts programs for my force recon units. And then through that time of 1999, till my last fight, I think, was in 2000 and 15. I did 20 professional fights, a master record of 18 and two. I won a world title, not the look one, a world title, not the local neighborhood title. I wouldn't have my neighborhood to be MMA MMA world title. I mean, what was the title this one? So when the legacy of fighting championships title, I fought for the Bellator championships belt. I lost my first loss, which was at the time that was the second biggest show in the world. The highest ranking I had was I was ranked, I was ranked number 6 in the world
Brazil Sets Up Repressive Censorship Regime After January 8 Protests
"In the aftermath of January 6th, 2021, a vast censorship regime descended across social media in the United States. And now it looks like in the aftermath of January 8th, January 8th being the day in which protesters in Brazil took over the court, the parliament, the palace, the president's palace, and now we're seeing kind of the same thing. We're seeing recriminations, we're seeing, we've already seen a bunch of arrests, I believe, about a thousand people, probably more by now. But what's really troubling is now a senior judge in Brazil. This is Alexandra de morais. It's apparently become the point man for censorship, not only in Brazil, but also for Brazilian commentary across the world. And what this means is that this judge, the single guy, has taken it upon himself to ban critics of the Lula regime, defenders of the Bolsonaro, claims, and also opposition members who were themselves elected and have huge followings and also huge social media followings in their own right. Now Glenn greenwald, the journalist who has actually been kind of a friendly toward Lula. In fact, his reporting and the reporting at his former publication, the intercept was instrumental in Lula being able to defeat corruption charges, which is what cleared the way for Lula to run again, but Glenn greenwald is very angry. He goes the censorship regime in Brazil is growing rapidly virtually daily now. He goes, this is not confined to Brazil, and he goes, the censorship regime implemented in Brazil makes the U.S. and EU look like bastions of liberty.
"brazilian" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"You got number one, Georgia. Number two, Alabama. Number three, Oregon, number four, Ohio State. Number 5, you have Cincinnati number 6 is Michigan and number 7 is Michigan state. I'm not going to go any farther after that. I don't care. I think it's like Notre-Dame 8, something like that. And then Oklahoma state I think is 9. I just don't, I don't know. I agree with the top four, though. Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, then Ohio State. Those are the four best teams in college football if you ask me that sounds absolutely right. I would not include Cincinnati in that they have not dominated their bad schedule since he doesn't belong in my opinion. They almost lost a two lane. I don't look at anything. I want Cincinnati to make it. I think it'd be kind of fun, but they're a cool story. They're not a great football program. By the way, it is weird. I mentioned Michigan and Michigan state. I mean, I said Michigan won't get into the college football playoff. I guess maybe they will. I'd be shocked if they found a way to leapfrog Ohio State. I mean, I think Cincinnati would get in before Michigan would. Knowing what Michigan's resume is and probably will be by the end of the year. I want to share a bit of commentary though. I think it's very weird that Michigan is ranked ahead of Michigan state, even though they're both 9 and one. And Michigan state beat Michigan. What? How is the team that beat the other one ranked below the team that they beat? I don't know. It makes no sense to me. I don't really care though because I don't think I really think the final four is going to be George Alabama or we're going to say, we'll see if Georgia beats Alabama and the SEC title game that would throw a lot of wrenching stuff. But probably all that would do is put Cincinnati in and make it Georgia Oregon Ohio State Cincinnati. And then Cincinnati would get their bell rung by Georgia in round one of the playoffs. So yeah, those are my thoughts after week 11 of college football. It was a pretty fun weekend. And more on college football next, not next episode. I got you here on Friday. We'll talk more about college football. Week 12. So anyway, I love you. I appreciate this has been my episode 413 a strong opinion sports. 20 here a fun secret. I recorded this episode really separate from everything. I wear the same shirt to try to leave some kind of continuity. I recorded on Monday night about the Raven segment at the beginning of this episode. And then I was working Tuesday night trying to get everything done and I was like screw it. I'm going to record a man in the arena episode. So I already recorded I'd already been like, well, come in, it's struggling sports episode 412. I had to go back and rerecord that. Be like, now it's 413 because the Tom Brady episode became for 12. I probably confusing everyone. It's been a weird time and I'm juggling a lot. I don't know man. I'm tired. I'm trying to sleep enough and make content and I just I don't know. We gotta ask Zach, I'm working on that later tonight. I love you, I appreciate it. I hope you have a great day, but I'm bummed, bam, we are done.
"brazilian" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"He went from 20th last to 5th, and then after that, he still got another penalty. He got 5 more. I got a 5 more place grid penalty. So during the race, Louis started intent and still won. It was incredible driving. Yes, he has an amazing car. Everyone's gonna say, well, it's the car not Lewis and I don't know. I don't like I get it a little bit like I feel bad Fernando Alonso is talking about how it's hard to compete against a guy because his car is so much better than me. And I get that. I feel bad for Fernando Alonso's driving and Alpine. I would love to see what Fernando Alonso could do. And in Mercedes. But what happened last weekend for Lewis Hamilton in Brazil required even more than a great car. It was incredible driving. I mean, Louis was like a shark, just hunting down over take after overtaken it. We need like a mash up of the jaws music in the Formula One theme like done it. Done it, done it, done it. Take it out. I really want that somehow because I just every time I see Louis hunting down, he's just on the prowl man. It's so cool to watch him do stuff like this where he has overtake after overtake after overtake. And one thing that really did help Lewis Hamilton early on was a safety car that brought the pack together. He got a good start, got up up in the field a little bit. And then Yuki sonoda crashed into land stroll. Yuki cenote was way too aggressive, taking the inside on a turn that really wasn't his. By the way, there were two DNFs in this race land stroll did not finish neither did Daniel Ricciardo. But when the safety car happened because of Yuki sonoda, max was way out in front, had a big gap and was way in the lead. And the safety car slowed him down and now would Lewis have still passed max mini.
"brazilian" Discussed on The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast
"So I thought that was really clever. Things you learn. So why is quantity of procedures, not necessarily a representation of quality? In my opinion, this procedure is more artistic than any other procedure in plastic surgery that we do because it really involves sculpting the patient. And that takes time. And there's another way of doing the same procedure where you just go through the motions, you know, liposuction the waist, and then back into the buttock. You've done the next liposuction away if I grab. To me, it's more than that. And again, it's analyzing every patient as an individual and really tailoring the result to them. And I think that takes a little bit of time, and I think for that reason, just because someone claims that they do many, many, many of these in any given month or year, that doesn't necessarily represent the result or their artistic eyes so to speak. In May, and then maybe they're good at it, but that is a decision that I will leave up to the patient. I would advise the patient that, you know, first of all, look at their before and after results. But second of all, meet the surgeon. Let the surgeon tell you what their goals are for you. And make sure that they explain them well and see how much time they take, explaining them, if they're just explaining a very routine procedure that they've explained a million times and it takes two minutes. That's probably different than analyzing your body very thoroughly and taking their time and saying like, this is what we're going to do for you. This is what's possible. And this is what's not, and what do you think? If it's a two way exchange and you feel really comfortable with the exchange that you really, really on the same page with that surgeon, I think that speaks volumes. So what's a consultation like for a BBL or walk us through the process? Sure..
"brazilian" Discussed on The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast
"Another reason that I have heard by other patients that have traveled outside of the country is that they think that they will get a better result in Brazil or a better result in another country because they are more liberal there. And they will put more fat into my buttock, therefore I will have a bigger butt in a different country whereas here they're a little bit more conservative. And that's, again, the reason for that is because exactly what we already did addressed is, yeah, you're right. There may be a doctor that will put more fat in there and maybe they'll go under the muscle in order to augment the buttock, but that is the risk that comes with that procedure that larger augmentation is that the risk of a complication increases significantly. Good. Well, I'm glad we kind of could have fronted that topic head on because, you know, it is important to think about safety, obviously, all of us want to have a great result, but you also want to have a really safe experience. So let's help everybody kind of visualize what's the BBL all about. So how much excess weight do you need to have for a BBL to be a success? So honestly, not much. I mean, what the procedure actually does is basically redistributes fat from again, as I mentioned before from the areas where you don't want them and into the areas that you want. And there are plenty of patients who are on the fin side, you know, BMI of 23, 24, 25, which is a perfectly normal weight. But they just have a little bit of a problem area in a certain part of their body. It's usually the abdomen. And like I said, or maybe the hips. And they would rather get rid of that. And maybe they would want a little bit of an enhancement in their buttocks. And then there are patients who are much bigger who basically are a little bit overweight and then the problem area is a lot more obvious, and they.
"brazilian" Discussed on The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast
"Common link that we found with this is that it has to do with directly with the technique. And other countries in order to gain a lot of volume during fat transfer specifically in the buttocks. If the surgeon actually takes the fat that they liposuctioned out and in order to enhance the buttocks, they inject it into the muscle instead of the fat that rests above the muscle. The benefit that other surgeons in other countries see in this is that they can get a much bigger enhancement because you can inject more fat into the entire buttock area because they'll use the muscle as well as the tissues outside of the muscle. But the risk is that the muscle in the buttock has very, very large veins. And those veins communicate directly with the vena cava, which then goes right into the heart. And if any fat gets injected accidentally into the buttock veins, the fat will travel up the vena cava through the heart and into the lung vessels. And that can clog up the lung vessels and basically kill a patient on the spot at the worst case scenario. Sometimes if a very little amount of fat gets into the venous circulation, almost nothing happens, patient doesn't even know it. But if enough fat gets into the veins and then into the lungs, then that can be catastrophic. So that is the specific reason that was identified why the death rates are higher in this procedure more than any other. So the solution from the American border plastic surgery is that we simply do not inject the fat into the muscle area. We basically keep our injection above the muscle, which is essentially under the skin and into the fat above the muscle, but we do not violate the muscle. We do not go any deeper than that. And that basically avoids the entire dangerous aspect of this surgery. This is very, very highly emphasized on the boards. When I was taking my boards, I actually had a case of my own that I have done and they obviously didn't pick that one and then basically ask me a lot of questions. How did you do it? What did you inject the fat? How much fat did you inject? And how do you know that you were above the muscle as opposed to inside the muscle? And there's appropriate techniques that we need to be aware.
"brazilian" Discussed on The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast
"Welcome back, doctor. Thank you. Good morning. Good morning. So if you could help us understand for people who might not know, what is a BBL and what's the goal of the surgery? Sure. So a BBL as you already said, stands for Brazilian butt lift. And I'm not sure if that actually originated in Brazil. This procedure, I mean. But that's just kind of the name that it's known for. And what is essentially entails is just redistributing the patient's fat. It involves liposuction, which basically removes fat from the areas where the patient may not want it, which is typically the waist and the abdomen. And then we actually inject that same fat. The patient's fat into the other areas where the patient might want it might want a little bit more volume such as the buttock and also a lot of times blend into the hips. And that essentially enhances their glass figure, which is that sought after shape that most women want. And that's essentially the crux of it. So before we go too far into the procedure itself, let's go back to the crazy part that I mentioned at the moment. You really can't talk about BBL without talking about safety because you don't have to go very far on Google or TikTok or Instagram to find a little controversy. This week, there were two major articles with provocative headlines, both use the word dangerous right in the headline. One was in The New York Times titled, why is a Brazilian butt lift dangerous? And another in vox called how the Brazilian butt lift, one of the world's most dangerous plastic surgery procedures went mainstream. So what's been happening with safety in the terms of this procedure in particular? Excellent question. And I applied you for addressing safety first and foremost because ultimately this is and elective procedure just like pretty much anything we do with aesthetic, plastic surgery. These are surgeries that patients don't necessarily even have to have. So safety is Paramount and obviously there are risks with any surgery that we're ever going to do. But we want to keep those risks to a minimum. And in this particular case, technique has allowed to do with the safety and we'll discuss that in a second. But with regards to safety about this procedure, the trend in the United States, definitely doesn't follow the rest of the world. And the good reason for that is because most of these procedures in the United States are done by board certified plastic surgeons. And the good reason for the plastic surgery board is that we really keep ourselves in check as far as what's appropriate and what's not appropriate to do. And there's very rigorous testing examinations and things like that that we undergo as residents in training. For instance, while you're training, there's an annual test that we have to at least get a passing score where scored against all of our peers. And then ultimately, before we actually ever get bored certified, there are two tests that we get. There's an written test, which is very extensive takes all day. And then there's an oral test where he actually said in front of other plastic surgeons who are very senior to you. And they critique patients that you have operated on for the last year. And nitpick every single detail why did you do this? Why was this decision made versus that one? And you have to sort of defend your choices based on your patients. And then there's other cases that they will give you that are basically completely hypothetical, and they want to see how you think on the spot and how you would handle these very complex different situations. And they're all very complex. It's not a straight..
"brazilian" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"They receive hundreds of millions of dollars in aid economic and military the compacts of free association not only allow citizens to join the military. The most recent version of the compact of free association requires the united states to defend the fm and to gives it the right to use facilities basis sites. That's got to lemay vice president of the east west center. Basically this means the. Us is their sole defender. Lemay says this puts them in a very unique position. Fm like other countries in the region is straddling or managing its relations both with china and the united states as both are very china's increasingly active there so far there's been no real reaction about the forthcoming based from beijing which has diplomatic relations with the federated states of micronesia. President pen willow told the australian broadcasting corporation. He intends to manage this relationship. The interest of our nation must come first one in the best interest of our citizens and so the fostering of the united states our country is not looking for a confrontation but rather look deterrence and making sure that piece assist in our fast should be gauchan but derek grossman as senior defense analysts with the rand corporation says washington is increasingly concerned about armed conflict with china. They have a growing range to deploy these capabilities against us interests in the pacific. That's ballistic missiles cruise missiles Bombers surface fleets as well as submarine as grossman says china's influence has expanded past its stronghold in the south china sea so the us military is focusing on an area further into the pacific. These are new locations along with guam with military bases already on guam that the us could use in a future armed conflict against the downside. All of these places are much further away from the us. The federated states of micronesia for example is nearly three thousand seven hundred miles from hawaii. Grossman says this will likely make it more difficult for the us to project. Its influence on the people in the region for the world. I'm ashley western. The cove in nineteen pandemic has been isolating for a lot of us especially people most at risk of serious illness. Rising vaccination rates in countries like canada have allowed some seniors to finally resume. More normal life like seeing live music reporter. Emma jacobs went to a concert at a retirement community outside of montreal and brought back the story.
"brazilian" Discussed on Art Beauty
"Us for sure so so. The brazilian blowout is one of the only products that i know of that can penetrate the hair follicle and smooth at where and complex. It just goes on top. It's stranger hair and seals the deal doesn't really penetrate but what people don't realize in. I've always warned you of this. Is that if you get addicted and you're getting done every two months and not doing every four your hair will break and why will it break. Because it's too much protein. Overlapping you can have too much protein. Just like you can ingest too much protein the same thing and then the weight of it all is. It makes your hair very brittle and then when the person when your stylist walls the heat past it it out your hair. So this is the brazilian talking about all of them. If he overdoe- all of the and you'll see those little white balls. Have you ever spend like well. It's been a minute since we've been on trains planes automobiles. But i mean. I've been behind women like in the grocery store and all they see is little balls. It's the split ends had more split ends. Gross that's over processes speaking of growth I heard a story I'm not quite jerk accurate but all sharon. Everybody has that the way. The brazilian blowout discovered was that in brazil there was an embalmer who was working in the morgue and was embalming and noticed that when they put it on the hair that the hair would lay flat and so he kind of went home to his wife instead. Honey we to try this and put it on her the formaldehyde strip straight formaldehyde. And it made her hair look amazing and that was kind of how this was. All warm never heard that story it kind of sounds like a fairytale or like you know the grow gets eaten by the wolf and then all of a sudden you know like Often grandmother's house she goes like now just like the when they say to..
"brazilian" Discussed on People, Process, Progress
"Welcome back to the people process progress. Podcast on this episode. Seventy one if for brazilian jujitsu players. I am doing another adaptation. I've done a few more for project. Managers planning section chiefs for america I really love this work. As i've said before it's framed on my wall. The original by ridder kipling And this time. I thought you know do and thinking about jiu. Jitsu been out for a little bit at eye infection. So where did you get back there. And it's a great great thing that i've talked about. So here's my interpretation of kipling's if for brazilian jujitsu players or for folks that don't do it. Maybe this can give you a bit of an insight if you can accept loss starting from day one when everyone else is better than you if you can make it through warm ups with those around you and still complete the drills in some rolling to be patient with your own progression or be happy for those who move up faster than you or wish them well though you may be jealous and yet keep showing up knowing one day you'll rank up to if you can dream about the moves. You didn't hit today if you can build on the positions you were able to maintain if you can hip escape trap and and break guard and continued to build on. The basics is foundation for your game if you can take the tough feedback from your professor and not lose heart. You're told where you need to improve or not dwell on last night's class because you didn't win the roles with others and understand. Were on the same team with the people in our jim. If can appreciate a good move that someone used to tap out and they are thankful that you are helping them improve and tap and start again to finish the round and at the end of the role shake hands get water and takes him breasts if you can force your mind body and soul to push through when it feels like there's no air in your lungs or blood near muscles and so pushed onto train with more partners with the will within you that says on if you can talk to your teammates as you take a break or ask the professor good questions about the moves you drilled if neither your ego nor learning from loss can discourage you if the grind physical challenge and hardships appeal to you. If you can fill time outside of clashing conditioning with sprints and weights and exercise that pushes to and possibly get cauliflower ear. Live with sore joints and the occasional black guy. yours will be the life of a grappler. Fb jj player and which is more. You'll have fun. Hope you'll have as much fun with the short episode. As i did kind of writing it and being over share some insight into brazilian jujitsu. And if you're not into that. I hope you enjoyed the rhyme in the lyrics read kipling's original if it's fantastic. That's a very good work. Thank you all so much again for coming by hope. Y'all doing while out there. Please stay safe. Wash those hands and godspeed..
"brazilian" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"And i was like i have that so there. You go Listen i have some information about chelsea. You didn't know you were going to get from this episode of reasons around we in this together. It's gotten brazilians before like my dear friend out to bearskin beauty in detroit. Like that's where i i got lax. And so she was just like why. Don't you just do it resilient. She was just like you like seem to be able to handle that. It's no problem. I'm just like over ready. Roll book it and we'll see what happens. I get there in. So i told her. We'll call her nurse. Sheila so shula nurse. Sheila like this is a big deal. I've never really done this before. So here's what i'm thinking. Let's start in front and worker way back. She's like no. She's like the way i do it. I started the bag. Oh front was like come on was like this. Are you can okay. You can find your professional. But let's come up with the word that i can tell us the half hour i can be like. That's it and she might be key brazilian safe food. Okay she's like or you can just tell me. Stop and l. Stop with the puck and then like you don't like you're still gonna get your money. So how about if. I have to tap out then. We just spend like whatever timing i have left like on my leg. She's like absolutely sure starting the back my which took the whole family. She's like see. I told you it would be fine. But she was done she goes and also would like to point out. I don't have legs on my menu. Because i hate doing legs and if i don't need to do them then i'm not gonna do that. Question your legs to get like it. Yup but in new. You're going to be the hard part was when i could shower ed so i turned on the shower head. And since there's no border protecting anything that water hit the fi like i was like well now. I understand why women are frustrated when men don't find a certain spot because all my gosh so many nerve endings. So many reasons no yes. I'm also team piggly when it comes to waxing and honestly girls if you have a man who says i understand their relationships where they'll be like you know. My mom tells me how he likes it and given it in. It's like a reciprocating thing but like if you if you're like oh no i i hate getting lax's but i do it because my man hates it. Yeah i would just grow it out here down to love me. You like all of me like it's just like my friends just like dated yet your boobs. I don't care. I'm not looking at that rate. Like as long as nothing is blocking the entrance to a specific gape at you to have agreed upon that he should enter. My stomach is gigantic rate. Now and i am super super self conscious of it and i literally have had late. He literally my this guy kind of casually seeing sorry dad private ebor str- amid sqi. Nope sure primarily literally was like. I could not care less like. That's not what i'm looking at. That's ninety nine years conscience about it. I'm not gonna like jiggle it or anything. And i'm like oh well that's great. It was really literally only in my head like so. it's caveat. We took a turn. Welcome to reasons. i'm single. This is what we do gall but all of that to say. I'm gonna treat myself moment last year. I was like. I'm getting my bikini donna and my armpits and can't tell me about myself i'm like ooh look me nothing under there for three weeks. Love getting my. I can do my own armpits because of the angle that my hair grows. So oh my god. It's like the. It's the best. Because i do still get some hair. I feel like that's a common misconception with laser hair removal like that. It's like every hair every time in like you would have to pretty pretty much consistently do laser every six weeks on the dot for almost a year to guarantee a section isn't gonna have any hair like when i have now mind you. I have here in maryland. I used aftershave every day. Now i shave like once a week. I yeah so like in the same within really my knees is just like when i feel like it which is why when sees trigger singles crews with manny nose and then they were like no. You've already got all this shape. Where on we're just gonna put. Tanner on your legs. And i was like. Oh my god. I'm so sorry. I haven't shaved my legs. And then they're like. Since when like i was gonna say like tuesday and then i was like sick. Jabber this was in the middle of the space with all these other like passengers old literally just rubbing danner into my legs. And i'm looking at the hair and i'm just like oh my god all of that. You say it's talking about the little lemons and all that stuff live a girl i i'm page so i need some like a real workout leggings or tights but why active where so expensive. Why why. i'm obsessed with active. Where right now So but when. I my obsession started when i was doing. Cross it. And it's like the uniform of the cross fit vegan cult that i was a part of for a while there and so It's one its structure. So it holds you in. There is no jiggle in your wiggle to it wicks moisture. So oh like i actually got a few pairs of athletic pants that i was like wearing as regular like leggings. Because it like a wick. Wickes mr there's no chubby rub. Best fabric does not pill up when you're walking around. It's amazing so and then like one day. I bought a pair of leggings. 'cause i bought leggings was stirrups because i was like listen. I'm tired of my leggings bouncing bouncing up in my boots. So i bought stirrup leggings nineteen eighty-four and such a good year. I put them on and like halfway through the day it was like why are my leg so warm this these unacceptable and because i'm so used to moisture wyking and like it doesn't hold onto the heat that i was like. Oh my god just as warm all the time what is acting your hat a So yeah it's it's sounds crazy like did you think ninety dollars is a lot to spend but yeah i've definitely spent sixty.
"brazilian" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"I don't care and go to the gym anyways with air and i'm like y'all know was even it is it is what it is but i don't know maybe just maybe it's just the fact that because we all like still should be wearing masks in public and i'm just like man i can't even give people like this million dollar smile by million. I mean like a couple of thousand thank. You got parents for braces for four years. But if i it's like maybe. I should like really keep up. Whatever i'm going to expose my eyes in my legs. But i'm like i am not legs right now is the longest i've ever seen my leg hair and i just i don't feel like busting up like to razors to get through it and then also i'm like okay. Maybe we'll just get it wax really. I don't believe spending money all of the I got laser hair removal when it before groupon will years ago. I got laser hair removal so like yours thing like i'm not the perfect candidate for it because it is attracted to the melanin so they once light skinned dark hair essentially so because my leg. Here's blonde wake. I have light skin light hair so some of the hairs. It just isn't grab so like like safety. She's got chocolate skin and dark hair. You actually probably would still be a good candidate for it if you ever wanted to do because you're black and you're skins brown so it's darker But there are two people who are two black people because it does attack melanin. And you don't want to have like pocono legs so funny because on my rate shin these coconut light spots and like they're just like splash. Bleejon myself one day. I have no idea where it's from. You know what it literally could be from is. Oh now people If you were they shannon each or by a pool and you didn't dry yourself off completely before you laid down in the sun it creates a little. Yeah it'll be interesting. 'cause i had one on my chest and it took probably six years to go away yeah crazy. Hey sh packed. Oh my goodness y'all get you a licensed institition your life. Mines chelsea christian. Hi thanks for saying hi to the phone so but resigned. Brigham pleaser hair. Mobile is because my name is. My knees are blonder than the rest of my leg. So i have very little hair left on my legs and then i have like little wishy knees jay i will sit there and at you sit down to pee in the brush my hand my leg and be like others no hair than it's just like bush nine i was dating. Let's see was his name his name. Charles winchester sure was sting major. Major charles winchester Was like hey. Come over. And i was like dude. I haven't changed my legs i like. I don't wanna. I don't. I don't want to shave my legs. And he literally was like dude. Your boobs i don't care. I like great cool so i had it on larry. Dead sorry but like the jig is up. I wanna make favorite episodes of a sex study by the way is when random very casually tells everybody she's getting married and she's inner bridal shop lady keeps showing your white dresses and she's on the phone doing i think was with carey and she. She's like nothing white. I don't know how many i have a child. The jig is up but She so he. I get over there and we're making out and he runs his hand up and he goes. I don't care. Because i he's like man. We got here he leg and he was only had. Your legs don't even know if everybody got rabies and he was like what's up. This is why. I leaving. Peggy my stomach going where i was like. Do you want me to leave wide. Jared your niece agree first off for this first off the laser eventually now. It's like technologies changed since i've gotten it done. I'm sure that i could get it done. And it wouldn't even be an issue and it would be gone. It'd be great but thinking customer money. Now so i like my entire legs on a group on for one hundred and twenty nine dollars so that was the year like laser to everything my underarms. It might be keeney wine. I did my legs. I was like. Yeah and they're and they're and they're like i had like wine. Treat yourself moment last year. And i was like i am getting waxed so got the bikini wags and actually doing way. I would say a half. Brazilian get going away and i'm like oh okay. That's fine so while y'all don't need to know what legal hair down there. I'm a virgin like like. Oh protection border i. I have friends that are like. I can't have any hair anywhere mike. Listen and that's fine for you. But like i dated a guy who Villager rank burns your being so dated this guy and he literally was like one time i shaved it completely and he was like. Why am i gonna see what it was like. And he's like Yeah no i'm not a. I'm not intellect twelve year old girls. So what are we. Grow that back so i was like oh okay and then the next guy was like it's your choice. I no big deal. And i'm like oh well then screw this so i keep it trim but like i got it laser so that it's like a nice. There's that movie camera. Di is it's that we just need like a fig leaf of happiness. And.
"brazilian" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Yeah because we're asking the black and white teeth. It's like we're on the same pay each been kind of cold work and we can only wear white sleeves under our shirts concern. I couldn't find my normal lake all the way down sleeve leaving. I was like no i went through a very very predominant Jersey raglan ragland. I went for very predominant. Wrangling t face. And i know i have one with white sleeves so douglas thing out. I only have what i remember. Have one in high school. That was blake. The body was read in the sleeves or dark blue and then there was a remember that because then there was another guy also in our theater class had the same color block one. We would always end up wearing it on the same day. I'm like aw you learned were dating. This is what people think. Gosh make me day. Also high america's reasons on single with that was my favorite day until you know getting nominated for things happened was for sweethearts and they have like the whole like themed fundraiser. For the week leading up to the dads and my favorite was twin day. I always thought that was fine. But my favorite part was like the annoying girlfriend that neither friends match them because then that always looks so angry. You know saying this. Did you start this popular couple. And they both had mentioned khakis and a pale yellow buttoned-down in a mansion belt and the shoes and she was like this is so cute. Now you know what. I was like in high school. I i hated every wind like i did. I was like low key like a black doria. I was like this is lame. But i'm smart. I'm against the naga. Talk to anyone anymore. Nobody did homework in in our twelfth grade. English english class because except for stacey because everybody knew that the person the the student teacher who was teaching us the second half she literally would just be like all right guys. Did you read it. And then like no 'cause you ask us that every day and you would be like can't lie. I'm just going to be a nap. While you catch everyone else up. Literally she would just go over what the reading was supposed to be the day before. Do you know what you've taught us. We don't have to do the homework. You know what. I've learned over prepared. Oh man that's great. Well listen lemme would meet. Let's get through some business because let me tell you what crazy thing happened to me. This week girl. What is it for too crazy things that happened this week. Yeah it's one but two. It's time for the big names. Ears day bake name. Series of the day is what we use to shay instead of using people's real names. We use the names in the fake name series of the day to hide their identities but if they heard these still ray who they are are are This week's fake name series of the day is mash. Are you hold it up limited. Let me tell you about me out. the staff been arming hospital in the korean war. Find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. I will tell you i don't. I never watched the show. But i remember when because my grandpa was in the korean war so agreeable would watch this show and he would be like they would do something and he'd be like that's not accurate my dad would be like. It's comedy could be accurate. Sure sure your grandpa's like flipping tables cakes it on for a really long time. If i remember correctly yes boat. I never watched this when my dad would reference that. Well it's like. I played the game. Mass where you figure out who your husband's going to be where you're gonna live dad like did you go to college who Oh no see. I was like okay can tell you know. I thought it was on for a lot of seasons. I who do. Who's to say. I might be from the the no no seasons. Yeah it was on forever. Wow good job. Mash back in the seventies that was that was what i mean. Now we've got seventeen seasons of grey's anatomy and like thirteen seasons of criminal minds. And you know dude. What is the simpsons and everything. A long amount of them always like no simpson is twenty three twenty five or something like that. Yeah easy easy right. I know insecure less. It is going to be season five. The driven i know the dramatic. I would say no because they know your curious. America the number one. Thank you for your shutouts in your suggestions on her platforms. Reasons why. I'm single on facebook. And then also we got some mixed. Dmz on instagram and twitter handles. Which are w. I s podcast. You have to say it with a song or else you won't find it. That's why you'll find it 'cause keyboards but anyways So i finished bridge team. But i'm still on manifesting. Love kick some like. I need to find something to fill in that boyd. So number one. I skipped the bachelor this week for the second week because they just can't maybe next week but i'm sorry i'm not there yet but Those going through my hulu. And i was looking at things that i've started didn't finish though back. Backup on the mindy project. She just got engaged to a minister. Which i stand quotation because he's the biggest jewish and is not representative of what a real minister should be. But i'm watching through that. I'm getting towards the end of season. One i think Is that one. Actor's name i can't think of his name but he like replaced her position while she went haiti but then she came back from haiti like doing her work over there. I can't think of his name. It's not jake jilin hall Gonna bother means spying and he was in the pineapple express in like other stuff mobile. There it is. Yes james branko though. He's there but then also What else i at. One point was watching grown ish which was the spin off of blackish. I'm like oh. I should pick that back up again so we have ten later. Maybe i'll have a cue for you. I like it So yeah we. Okay so i have been burning the candle at bolton's i don't even want to act like i'm burning. The candle at both ends the whole candles on fire ooh waxy. 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