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"burnham" Discussed on Music Swap
"It's a very good album though, but that kind of brings me back around to what we were talking about earlier about comedic music. Rubies in general. So I would say like bloodhound gang, their songs, I mean, they make music seriously, but their lyrics are humorous, right? So what they fall into the category that you're talking about. Right, okay, so what I'm talking about, will I, why I hate faux Burnham's like brand of comedic music is because it tries to give some commentary on sociopolitical economic, whatever. Yeah, what are our next album? Yes, for the next album chat. I'm suggesting bringing to the table, like vines, by the hush sound, which coincidentally enough, is our giveaway album for May and June. Is it a coincidence? I've only listened to part of that. That may have been scheduled out that way. Who knows? Yeah, I have not listened to that album and fold yet, so that will be fun. It's so good. I've only listened to you are the moon and maybe something else. I mean, you've heard wine red, I'm sure, that's the big one for me. I don't know. Who shot that poison arrowed? Oh, that one, yeah, never mind. Yeah, my album will be strawberry jam by animal collective. I love some strawberry jam. Oh yeah, me too, and this album cover is, I know. I don't know. It does look like it would be sticky, but it also just really makes me want to go for like a picnic out in the sun, eating some strawberry jam, just like by the gallon. I don't know. So I'm gonna say animal collective, I've never listened to, but I've heard good things about them for like a while. Me too, I finally listened to two of their albums earlier this year..
Mark Levin Praises Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich
"I'm a big fan of this attorney general Burnham I want to be clear what his sight is It's B RN O F O R AZ B RN O four AZ Arizona dot com BR NO FR AZ dot com I just believe we should reward people Who are in the fight They are in the fight And they the job of the attorney general is a litigating He's litigating like hell There are others too but this is an important race in Arizona This guy Kelly You know they say men are from Mars women are from Venus or vice versa This guy's from Venus and Mars Nobody knows where the hell he is But he's basically a lapdog for Schumer Arizona needs better than this Arizona's not even here from this guy He's a big gun control guy We know the horror that happened to his wife The congresswoman But he's running And he's a failure At a time like this voting for American Marxism supporting the open borders party I mean some point people got to put their feet down And I think you'll see more and more Hispanics more and more moderate Democrats as well as Republicans And you have seen you saw in Virginia saw New Jersey you're going to say okay look these people are nuts
Getting to Know Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich
"Kircher with us today is the attorney general of the great state of Arizona, Mark brnovich. Welcome. Thanks, Charlie for having me on. So I can't wait to get into what I call the cartel of the colleges because you have some things that you really want to dive into that your office has been working on about corruption and higher education. Those are my words you can be more precise because you diplomatic? Yeah, that's right. But I don't have to be and I also want to kind of talk about some of the new things your office has released in regards to voter registration material and some other things regarding the Arizona audit and the election. But first, I just want you to introduce yourself to our audience. I think that would be really helpful. Tell us your story how you became, you know, attorney general of Arizona, and also I want to say that attorney general Burnham is running for U.S. Senate, which is a very important Senate race. So please introduce yourself. Well, thank you, Charlie. I always tell folks that if you want to know about me, you probably should know about my background in my history. And so I'm a first generation American, my family fled communism. And when your family has not just studied history but live it lived it, you have this great appreciation for how unique freedom is. And, you know, we know that folks like Ronald Reagan used to talk about freedom is never one more than one generation away from extinction. And, you know, my family live that. And that's why I'm so passionate about the constitution and our liberties. And so much of my career has been spent as I was raised that we have to protect freedom and we have an obligation to give back because this is the greatest country in the world. So, you know, I'm a public school kid. I still live in the same neighborhood. Neighborhood I grew up here in Arizona. I was a gang prosecutor at a law school. In fact, I met my wife there and she's now actually on the federal bench. So, you know, anybody was anything about federal judges. There's an old joke that what's the difference between God and a federal judge? God was wrong once I'm kidding. No, no, no, no. Hey, you're gonna get struck by lightning. Don't be saying that. No, no, God doesn't think he's a federal judge. But anyway, no, she's amazing, but then worked at the AG's office, a bit of federal prosecutor. Served our country in the army reserve. I worked at a think tank called the Goldwater institute where I wrote a lot and wrote briefs on the importance of property rights and individual liberty. And so I had never thought I was going to ever run for any office and I was brought up this real strong sense of that when you're the government, when you can take away people's livelihoods, their life, liberty property. You have to have the most highly qualified, but also the most ethical people in those office and people that understand how much power you have when you're the government.
"burnham" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Can see tickets but it seemed like there is an argument happening that i'm not being shown where some people think. It's a misogynist song and then some people it's not massages because this it's actually anti i was getting all the it's not misogynous talks being like. Here's why it's massages. None of the. Here's why it is misogyny we're presuming someone's that it was but it's possible that thing of that happens often with the very excited to be liberal people. One person maybe might have been negative in. Everyone's like great. I'm ready to talk about how. And why i saw one. That was specifically referencing. That moving catherine then. I saw one. That's argument was but bow hot so he can't misogynist which was very funny also what. I don't think it's just. I mean look bo. Burnham broke through on youtube with an audience of teenagers in hyper emotional. They and they grew up with him. But i will say that. I think outside of tick-tock i'm i mean i've gotten. I've had two colleagues one woman in her thirties. One woman in her forties people who work at the new york times one of wrote me and was like i'm gutted. After i loved it is emotional. I'm gutted the other one in her thirties. Hated it and thought this. Like self-indulgent therapy i mean but what they shared is they both read it in this way that i think least jesse and i didn't exactly which is that they saw the same people did which i think is we need to listen to right which is in the context of this pandemic people are people are seeing it as a reflection of how they feel coming out of the pandemic which i agree with you to me. The irony is the most specific parts of the special. When he's giving critiques of zeitgeist. About brand consultants. I would argue that. I haven't seen that joke. The particular joke on like brands coming into woke brands. I.
"burnham" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"And i'd watch it and i'm like i don't find this stuff that funny and i remember the first time i watched make happy. It's like oh. It's interesting. But like i don't find a lot of jokes and then i would think about make happy for years. Then see how the sort of audience relationship stuff has become much more common for people talk about most recently. There's james e cassar special and he talked about how people kept on telling me needs to watch bo burnham. It's like. I can't because i'll and then he would be like. Oh we're doing the same thing. So i had just been thinking about like oh. Like unknowingly became incredibly influential. You don't know that the time that can be really influential thing. And then i spoke to him and he's so good at talking about what he's trying to do and we talked about make happy and sort of the main idea of make happy was going through these panic attacks. He's having all this complicated feelings about his relationship an audience and performance and he sort of stumbled on this thing of wants to criticize performance while also giving people what performance offers and. That's like the thing that always find so interesting and to me. The pinnacle of what these people can do which is satirized the thing but also gave you the thing so it resulted in two things as we go into talking about the special which is one. My expectations of this were insanely high. Because i was planning on my experience of watching this the first time to feel like what it's been like to make happy for four years. Which is now. I realized too hard of thing and the other thing is and i think some people have this relationship to bow which is maybe incredibly skeptical of the emotional parts going into it and i'll start with my sort of first experience of it. Which was i was watching it. I knew catherine and meg were waiting for me to finish it to share my opinions. And i was like i think it's pretty good and she was like that's it. I was like kind of. We have been arguing about this special in like vultures slack. For days there are couple of pieces of it that we keep coming back to that we keep like. I think it needs this. I think it means that. I can't decide how i feel about it. And it's not just jesse like there are lots of people who are really piecing apart a couple of songs in particular. And i think there is totally an argument to be made that like it is a comedy special and it should not be that hard to understand. Roughly what he means. One of the things i like about emission is that i can't think of a great work of art. That is is so clear is okay. I'll only be read almost of great art that it can be interpreted multiple ways over the years. I'm not even sure that. I think this special qualifies but i think it is true that pinning its point of view is a little tricky because in my opinion the point of view the special which is different. From whether it's good or bad has to do with perspective and form in my opinion the special like has these satirical songs about the zeitgeist in the beginning although it has sort of. He's doing this to stave off. He brings up the idea of suicide. The beginning which is probably the part of the special that i'm most ambivalent about but then the song where you're trying to be funny while stuck in a room to me. That's that's a turning point in the special in in some ways his career. And i think that for me that unlocked the meaning for a lot of special because there parts of that song that he repeats in various points in the special both musical parts and lines from that that i think tip is handled it and i think that also tidbits the special from being this sort of special about sort of steer songs being personal. It pivots to his backstory. And you see him watching himself and there's song problematic which is like all his operas and two it's a great satire of the person making apologies. And how they make sort of sexy and order themselves in the style of madonna video or something but it also operates like a backstory. It tells you where he's from what the room was where he was and where he wanted to escape from church on sundays. Start doing comedy. When i was just a shelter i wrote offensive. Shed and please forgive me. I did not be day. Is man two times change getting old. Are you gonna be town bad. Is dan unbanning anybody going over the town and the song stuck in the room. The reasoning attorney point is it's completely serious ernest. It's the first song on this special doesn't try to be funny at all and to me. It's like kids.
"burnham" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"And welcome to the specials. I am jesse. David fox with me as always my co-host catherine ben air donc my producer jesmyn molly and with us not as always but because this is a special occasion and i feel like everyone who does thing like this for a living needs to talk about the special much as possible joining us. Is jason cinnamon of the new york times. Thank you jason for joining us. Thank you catherine. Jesmyn for being here as always. Hello everyone be here. We are talking about bo. Burnham's two thousand twenty one special inside which was released on netflix. usually jason. When we do this. I provide a variety of context. But since this is all right now we all know the context. Which is there's this pandemic that is was happening is happening. This filmed seemingly already -an during this. I don't think goes already during this. But that's a conversation for later and that's what it is in the context of bose career. Two thousand sixteen he released make happy which was a big deal and then seemingly was like taking a break from up his way of taking a break was directing his first movie. It immediately was a huge critical and financial success. He should have got nominated for an oscar but he did win an independent spirit award. He was in promising young woman. And i had heard he was doing standup again. And we'd nussbaum tweeted one time about seeing him. Sometime in this interim but for most party was not focused on it these connected to a lot of projects yadda yadda behind the scenes. Pretty early on. I feel like early as march. We heard that he was releasing special. That he was working on and seemingly the release of the special was until when he finished it. They're gonna put it up. And so that is the nature of the back of inside. But i feel like a useful place to start is. What was that relationship to bo burnham before this special and it can go first jason. You're the guys you go i. Well you know one of the most fun parts about covering comedy for a while. Now is seeing artists evolves and i think in a weird way the complete arc of my career has sort of mapped onto over career. He was there from the start. And i've written about him at this point. Probably almost as much as i've written about anybody and at first he was a really great. I would say. I thought of him as a great story because he was one of the first youtube stars. I still think of him in fact some of the things. I think that our most interesting about this bo. Burnham actually does pose existential threat to the way a lot of comedians the world because his process of going from starting out where he is now is so different than other comedians. and the skills that he's picked up along the way. I think only would have happened in this particular process so at the time he was like a novelty curiosity a youtube star a very successful one and then he moved from being a really great story to somebody who really i think is like one of the more ambitious artists in this field. Somebody who i think has incredible range. I don't know what you think about this. But sometimes i feel like having a background in comedy doesn't matter so much with when i'm writing about something like other people could do justice same job. Following his career actually is quite being versed in. His work is useful in the same way. That like if somebody's reviewing the newborns as the movie who has a long track record that i think it it makes it much more understandable. So yeah i've liked. All of his work on had always had some reservations but i think like a lot of critics. I have a bias towards ambition. And he's somebody who in. This is a great example of it. I think who's always really ambitious. What's been interesting to watch that. I what his audience with the audience response to about him isn't always the same as what i respond to. But i'm also fab. I'm still bring a full circle. I'm still fascinated by him as a story along with being an artist. And i think with this special just like with his first youtube viral hit. It's resonating in. Its transcending comedy in this way. That is really interesting. Just men so. I definitely remember both from back in the youtube days. That was definitely on my radar. And then i don't think i was introduced to him and his specials until what i think that was his second right it was word towards words than what and my cousins who i feel like i brought up so many times on the show. Because they're like my whole like comedy origins. They showed me what completely blew my mind. And i kind of freaked out about how much i loved it. I loved actually showing that special two people going into this special. I was already like way too. Like in the bag for bo. Burnham till the objective. I love his work so cavern. Had you watched him before. I was like you need to become a comedy critic boards at the top of the list of things. You need to watch. Yeah yeah. I i was enough aware of a bunch of youtubers. I mean i was like college at this point. But i had seen a couple of his things but only in that context and then yes jesse forced me to be a comedy critic and he made a. It sounds like a joke. It's literally hand. Puppet and jesse was the burnham yes but much like that relationship than it is mostly about the arguing between then he made a list of i was like. Here's the thing. I don't know anything about comedy. And he's like. I'm just gonna make a list of specials and you can just watch those and that's fine and you'll be totally prepared to accommodate credit. That's not true and we need that list. Yeah i have. I still consulted but make happy was one of the ones right at the top and i remember watching that one and i remember i was like i can watch this whole list right now but he seemed really like this one was important so i started it was that was one of the first ones that i watched. And then i also then went and watched jesse's vulture conversation with bo- about that and the interesting thing for me has been seeing how of the stuff that comes up in make happy started showing up in other people's works as ideas not as forms in ways that i found really interesting but also like aren't they just saying the same thing that he didn't cut like didn't we do this already. But that has been really fascinating and then this special. I came to as jesse said we sort of knew it was going to be coming and i have also because i'm also tv critic have spent a lot of time thinking about like pandemic stuff in the last year and like what makes for a pandemic tv show because there are all of these kind of special event tv episodes particularly early on. What is it. What do we need from that kind of thing. What do we want from it. What feels terrible about it. And so i had already spent some time thinking about at what point. Pandemic related are is actually additive instead of just reflecting and so that that was sort of how i came into watching this my l. Enter the story as i've been alluded to. Why put it so high on that list of things to watch. Which is i feel like. I had watched bo burnham periodically. But i've i became attracted to the idea of bo. Burnham and burnham's ideas like bo burnham talking about bo burnham is still to me like the pinnacle bo burnham as like a comedian comedy unit so i heard him on. You made it weird. I'm like this is interesting..
"burnham" Discussed on The No Budget Filmcast
"It's interesting. I never heard about bo burnham i saw him and promising woman knows thinking. Who's that after. I never saw him before. And i googled him like. Oh he does kinda comedy still. And then i just completely forgot about him and i read on the internet those this special and people were raving about users and saying everyone has to watch it. 'cause i sat down to watch thinking. Oh this is we just a comedy special your laugh once or twice and i was just blown away by it was like he brought on this crazy emotional vulnerable journey and then i looked back into his history and he talks about in this as well he. He stopped performing for five years. 'cause he had severe panic attacks on stage which is crazy to think of on even does an interview about his anxiety. Now i know in base. He's playing a character he's not exactly going but in a i can see that he's using his own experiences and issue guest. I find it very hard to watch one goal as well and i did take a break and information. It's one the most inventive inspiring master basis for me. Because it's someone who's using all its resources to the max. It's like another so many actors. Now who are creating their own work including myself. 'cause i created so during lock and i i can see on all these wires invites and everything hear everything around the room and i felt like god. It's like i'm nowhere near bo. Burnham like god that was like when you create solo work. That's what it looks like. You know your room. And but yeah. It's he's using all his resources to the max in this thing is writing his lyrics the licensing everything and from a technical point of view. It's stunning. It shows you what you can do as an actor writer creator by yourself and you can create an absolute masterpiece and as very brave of him to us in and bring us on a journey and you see him looking at his old footage because he did blow up on youtube when he was sixteen. I think it was his He made videos for his brother who was in the army. I think his within the army and then he didn't expect to blow up and he got raise accessible really quick..
"burnham" Discussed on The No Budget Filmcast
"Welcome to the no budget. Film cast into infinite film universe to highlight those little films. You might not heard about elsewhere. Will you will have panel with each other find. I am dense with me as always is clear milan. Hello in call. Eighty alo- a right folks today. We are watching inside by bo burnham. So you probably have heard about this one elsewhere but it's The one people are talking about for good reason because basically what bowe did is what a lot of creatives said they were going to do during lockdown which is create something like make a film or write a book or that kind of stuff in a lot didn't in his case he did so for those who don't know bo. Burnham is a comedian. One of those does a lot of song numbers and that kind of stuff He more or less to the attic of his house and filled it full of recording equipment lighting. That kind of stuff cameras in spent locked down recording his lockdown experience. Going from a nice cleanly shaven guy decent haircut to a bearded long hairy On the brink of a breakdown kind of guy and did a various set of musical numbers of it while he did it in the form of his kind of comedy in a lot of ways expressing. I think a lot of the lockdown frustrations that a lot of people were having in. Did it in a kind of an entertaining and use musical way. And what he then did was. Add it together all himself by the way. That's the interesting aspect of this because it all takes place in one room. He filmed it all. He lit it all. He wrote the music. He sang their music. He recorded the music. Like if you look at the credits of the film the only other names on it are I think he brought in some additional sound. Editing design at the end and call a correction. I think at the end so yeah. Head to produce theory did have some sound editing afterwards but it was so pretty much a bo burnham film and it's really it's it's good in a lot of ways to me it's not really I it feels more like his comedy which is lot if he did. He used to do a lot of youtube videos. I think i think that's what he how he got started. I could be wrong. But i think that's kind of what is known for in each of the bids felt like a youtube video to me like it could have been just a little intro in him doing a song and then that going on video onto youtube in so there was it felt like a lot of those condensed together into one film in so i did have a bit of a hard time watching it. in fact actually had to watch it into different sittings. I watched the he puts an act break in the middle roughly towards the middle and actually use that his neck where i actually stopped and watch the.
"burnham" Discussed on Catch my Killer
"Going to college getting married whatever but they both die because they went into the military and they weren't killed by foreign enemies neighbor killed by things that happen to them here involving their fellow. American soldiers you send your kids to the military and you expect them to be protected and cared for. But that's not what happens. I feel like the military fails so many families and they certainly failed yours because again had she not joined the military. She'd probably still be alive today. And that's got to be something really hard for your family to half to except and live with especially since you were against her joining in the first place let be the biggest life lessons to her quote unquote battle buddies. Or they're called her other soldiers. I mean part of me completely understands they are all young. They're nineteen twenty. They probably learned that shit. If i star look what they're doing to her. If i start speaking up if i'm on burnham side if i start picking up for her that's going to happen to me i'm sure they all turned a blind eye and they were probably scared to death but at the same time. Look what happened and you could have prevented it. They could've helped her. I hope they all locked away with that. I still talk to some of them and to be honest. I'm very guarded. Because i don't know i know there's some names i very much. No there are a couple that I don't know not that. I fully one hundred percent trust but her. Nco did come to a funeral. And i don't know at first. I thought she was being supportive. And part of me. Besides maybe just for her own benefit. Or i don't know and i hate to say that but i know. Have a wall up and guarded about who i talked to. I used to plaster a lot of stuff on social media. And i don't do that. And i know the names of the wife and some of them have their own now and i just wonder what they would think. Holiday treated my daughter. Somebody treated their dire like that. So my last question that i would have for. You is based on your experience of having a daughter that went to the military and then would unfortunately end up taking her life because of what happened to her. What type of advice would you have for anyone. That's considering sending their one of their daughters off to the military right now. What would you tell their parents. Don't do it. I cannot in good faith ever recommend it to anyone. It was the worst decision of my daughter's life. It has shattered our family but if it is something that they have a child and they are adamant about doing. You'd be their advocate. If you think something's wrong. Say something to someone i i now remember thinking. Just go to the national guard office here. Could they help me. And you probably not. But i wish i would have done something. I wish i would have called my senator. I would have found an advocate. I didn't know all of these groups. Online i would have found an advocacy group online. If you think something's wrong you'd probably years and their advocate. Do not stop is mad as their kid might get down star. Still here the live. I remember that day calling for carson in thinking. Nicole is going to be so mad at me. She's going to be at pta. Someone's going to go looking for her because her mom called. And oh my gosh. She's going to be so mad at me i am. I didn't make the call. Because i my gosh my she would never. It was never on radar that she was struggling. That's what would happen to her. And did and here we are and now there's a million things i wish i would have done. I can't enacted includes the story of private nicole burnham. Although nicole story was tragic it could have been prevented. It would've only taken one person from army leadership to step up and pick this battered young woman up from off the ground but no one did this for superiors just passed the buck in kicked her down. The road is if she were an empty beer. Can nicole story should be shared with anyone. Considering sending their daughters to the military sexual harassment rape and assault of women in the military is an isolated. It happens often. Unfortunately it goes on reported because most of these women no there are repercussions to reporting these incidents they know they will be ostracized and relies will become pure hell. If you're a female soldier enduring sexual harassment please go to your superiors and demand a resolution. That doesn't work involve your family friends and politicians and if you are contemplating suicide. I'm asking you to please not do this. Your life does matter although you may think it doesn't you have family and friends out there who will suffer from a decision that you cannot come back from again. Your life does matter if you are in the military and considering suicide please reach out for help you can contact the national suicide prevention lifeline. 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"burnham" Discussed on Catch my Killer
"Were like well. Joining the guard is just one weekend a month two weeks a year. You can still do that. Why you're in college or you can defer that they will let you defer your college for a year if you're joining the military and so then she comes home out of the blue and says she's gonna join the national guard and i was like. Oh no wait a minute. I'm going to go down to the recruiting office with you because again. It's right in our hometown. I said i go down with you. I wanna make sure they're getting you the right picture so she then takes me down there. And of course they're saying you know this and i was drilling tiller. What about this. She's not guaranteed to be with a friend. She's not guaranteed one of the three places. She put on her form. She's not guaranteed a glamorous duty station in this was my knowledge. I'm like what are wants to get married. Or they guaranteed to be together and they fired back with their answers and at the end of the day she was eighteen and she wanted to sign me. Were supportive of that. I mean her. Grandpa was in the military and so we were all supportive so she graduated in june of two thousand fifteen less for basic in october of twenty eighteen and went to for jackson that i mean you know it was funny. The first call i vividly remember. We hadn't talked forever and we have five minutes and we cried like four minutes and thirty seconds. Something it was like we have to be able to talk and you know really all crying. But i do i love it. I'm having fun. That's like a great and got rave reviews from her drill sergeants. We all went down for her graduation grandparents. Her brothers we drove from minnesota. My mom drove up from florida. And then on our way home be a little trip out of it and she came home for christmas that year them less for ait in it must have been january of twenty sixteen point to fort lee virginia and she was on ninety one f. which is a small arms ballistic missile repairer. That was her. Mls and again loved. It made chris. Some great friends wrote home about she loved it. We talked about it. Graduated with honors out of class. We went to the graduation. You had wondered you know wonderful remarks from instructors. And i some fans and she then she came home because she was in the guard so she came home while then most of her friends went off to their duty station and she was bombed she was like. I wish i would have went active. You know and i was like oh no and then she went to a local community. Colleges took some classes went to a drill one weekend a month two weeks a year. She only did her one weekend a month. She never even went to the two weeks after a few months. She did not really care for the college courses and she's like mom. I wanna to go active duty. She says going onto the recruiting office. And ask what i have to do. They explained to her that she had that saw some paperwork mass to be like lord of her drill contract and join active duty and the recruiter said. You know it depends. He says the guy could be nice and do it. You could be jerkin. Say no way you signed this year hours for however many years but she also took the marines so she assigned to try to active duty with marines but because she had this big tattoo on the back of her half. They told her she had to get a tattoo waiver. She thought that's not going to go through just going to do the army and so the people working for the army the guard easter and it wasn't like a week later. She got her tattoo. Waiver from the rory and she was a little bummed but she continued on down the active duty army she was told about december of twenty sixteen. She was getting onto for contracts. Suddenly fourteenth twenty seventeen was her official. I active duty date in army and she was told she was going to camp casey south korea and she was actually super excited. Apparent hated it and i was like korea camp casey. I read about it. I read there was way. More men than women was in this area. One what. I read too dangerous but this is what she wanted to do. I supported her and she laughed. April fifteenth so she then went to fort. Leonard wood to do some impressing and we went and visited her the weekend before she left for camp casey and she laughs april fifteenth of twenty. Seventeen in me. I can't remember the exact date but she was injured working with ketosis. I think they're koreans that work with the united states military and they were working on a fifty cal with accusa and something not loaded wrong and she was like stop down the release. This and the hammer is going to trigger and it ended up cutting submarine. The tip will before snuck out of her left ring finger under a left hand. I got a call from my son. He's like mean heard from nicole and it's like midnight. I'm like no why he's like. I don't know but she sent me this picture and it looks like her finger floating in bowl of ice. And she says fingerless friday. I'm like what she could be choking and probably like a half an hour later. I get a call from her and she's groggy. And she's like mom fingerless friday. Come my finger cut off. And i'm going to surgery and they're gonna reattach the mike dorgan to get on a plane. She's like no mom. It's just a finger. I'll be fine when this happened. And as blood was spewing all over lover she was with said call nine one and they're they're like well there isn't nine one one here and they it and this guy's and took her to the medical building and she's like my finger is gonna part of my finger and they didn't believe her when they unwrap the guys. Who like your fingers gone to send somebody back to find the tip of her finger so they took her to a billion hospital and regime boo and they reattached it. It did a really good job about seventy percent of lived. She had a little bit. That didn't live kind of look like.
"burnham" Discussed on Catch my Killer
"Homicide or missing person. It's actually a story about a young woman for minnesota. Who once had a zest for life. She had dreams of attending college and finding true love. It's a dream that many of us have this week. I'm going to share the story of a young woman who've reached your breaking point and decided that she no longer had anything to live for. She reached out for help many times but instead of receiving kindness support and compassion. She was met with disdain and even hatred. This young woman chose to end her life in two thousand eighteen just shortly after her birthday nicole. Burnham wanted to pursue a career after she graduated from high school she joined the national guard and then one active duty became a soldier. Although her parents weren't happy with the dodgers decision. They still support her. Mother said that her joining the military would be the worst decision that she had ever made. Private nicole burnham was sent to camp. Casey and south korea on april fifteenth two thousand seventeen per experience and south korea would not be a positive experience after an incident that left her with a severed finger. She was sexually assaulted. Nicole's mother shared bits of information about her daughter through the army's investigation into nicole's assault in june. Shortly after arriving in korea a group of fellow soldiers held nicole down assaulted her and then took photos of her nicole's mother told me that it wasn't an actual rain but pretty damn close. She would also be sexually harassed. Stop by group of the same four five male soldiers. One astor have three way sexual encounter with him and his wife. Another soldier asked her when it was going to be his. Turn to get a piece of that. And then there was another incident that involves the soldier shoving ranch into her rectum with so much force that actually ripped through pants. She also reported this incident and got the soldier to admit to it by recording him. Admitting to what he had done. Nicole requested an immediate transfer back to the states. She was terrified. It felt alienated. She told her mother that she had felt lonely. And that she had become an outcast after telling on her abusers. Nicole said that people just avoided her and didn't speak to her. She went end up half way eighty two days before she could return back to the states. When nicole got home she asked her mom place a lock on her door so that she could padlock. It's shut at night. She also kept a dresser front of her door. To keep anyone from entering. Her mother. said nicole you're at home. This isn't necessary. She said mom you don't understand. Her mother left it at that. She knew to let well enough alone. I'm dedicating this episode to vanessa. And lavina johnson nicole burnham commission block in the countless lives of women in the military who've been sexually assaulted and harassed victimized shine and vilified every year millions of parents across the country. Send their daughters to the military. When doing so they expect their daughters treated as professionals in equals. Unfortunately this is not what happens. These young women are preyed upon by male soldiers for their own sexual ratification. And it does happen. I spent time in the army reserves and the indian national guard. I've personally seen women get sexually harassed but this was during the late eighties early nineties. I had always assumed that the military had cleaned this up and made immense. From what i've learned i was wrong dead wrong. The military has to do better can protect our female soldiers. They are worthy of respect. Kindness and compassion. These women will leave the military and become leaders mothers and mentors. I feel especially passionate about this because my mother my aunt sue. Who is my dad's sister. Graham in my former mother-in-law or for the strongest woman i have ever known they have all molded me into the person that i am today. Kindness compassion and love doesn't cost thing for this week story. I spoke to stacy burnham who is the mother of nicole the young twenty one year old soldier who left us too early after being sexually harassed and tormented she felt like killing yourself was the only way out of her nightmare inflicted upon her by her fellow soldiers and the united states army in court on december thirtieth of ninety six and then nokia minnesota where. She was instant where she graduated. She's the youngest of three children. She had two older brothers and they're all two and a half years apart. So am i had children the ninety two ninety four and ninety six and like i said she was born and raised here in the noca- went through elementary middle and high school. She was the manager for the high school football team for four years a job. She absolutely loved. Nicole was super organized. She arrived on organization. One of the things you liked about the structure of being told where to be when what to wear what time to eat which you would never know about looking in her bedroom or in her car because it was complete chaos but for school. She's been great at plan bent. She was super organized. And so like. I said she loved. Her job is a football manager. Some of the football coaches high school football coach and the assistant coach. He's like father figures. Stern they were also teachers in high school and they had great relationships with kyle and her went to high school. A couple years together ryan probably was graduated by the time. She got high school because they're five years apart. She's also the lacrosse goalie for the high school. So she started in. Jv and then moved up to the varsity and then was the backup until i think part of junior and senior year. She was the high school lacrosse goalie. Football and being the manager was her claim to fame. She loved it. We had chickens and one of her chickens died one day. The high school team bought her new chickens. She photoshop to picture of her chicken into the high school yearbook her junior year. She asked the boys lacrosse team. If she could put a picture her chicken and she was so proud got through the editors and ended up being a big deal she then could not be on the year book committee her senior year and it forced to buy yearbook committee that you had to sign a waiver that you would not photoshop anything into two pictures for the so at the time that they make big deal out of it but she also there a lot of pride in our high school high school. Football team had a scholarship. There was a young gentleman. Whose name was dylan. Witching and see died of cancer when he was sixteen years and he was a football player in his parents created a scholarship dylan more than number seven. So his parents gave scholarships to seven football players that displayed seven characteristics. And i can't remember them off the top of my head but they had to submit written paper and her senior year. She just asked. Can i as a female as the manager apply for the scholarship and had never been done and the community said well sure and so she was granted. One of the scholarships. She was the first girl to win. One of the dylan witch and scholarships which was she was very proud of and our family was proud of that. Now let's hear. He was never on her radar. She was actually accepted to you. W stout into their premed chemistry department even still have the text message that she texted that she had got in and that was her plan and it wasn't until her senior year a recruiter in.
"burnham" Discussed on Catch my Killer
"We turn out our exclusive. Cbs news investigation into sexual assault in the military. November is veterans month when we honor the men and women who protect this country but who is protecting them tonight as part of our year and a half long investigation. We speak to the parents of a soldier who say military leaders failed their daughter that those failures ultimately led to her death. I still cry every day. My mind's always on the call. I turn one corner there. She has turned on the car. There she is. Stephen stacey burnham say their daughter army private second class nicole burnham was sexually assaulted in june of two thousand seventeen within two months of arriving at camp casey in south korea. There was an incident involving multiple male soldiers. We know that she was held down against her. Will we know that there were pictures taken. Two months later she was sexually assaulted a second time. Nicole requested an expedited. Transfer back to the united states far away from her assailant. It took them eighty two days to get her out of south korea. i don't know what part of expedited has eighty two days. I would say who is there to help you. There has to be somebody who can go to known. There's nobody here mom. Please stop asking while nicole was waiting in south korea. For nearly three months to transfer she faced harassment for reporting her assaults official witness statements. Say nicole was called a whore slut and deserving of rape and that the verbal harassment lead to feelings of ostracism and self isolation the army can deploy thousands and thousands of troops during a war situation within twenty four hours and they can't expedite our daughter off abass after two sexual assaults. Unable to leave south korea nicole came suicidal her direct supervisor new but failed to report her suicidal idealization up the chain of command even though it was a mandatory reporting requirement. Do you thinks she felt about how the military responded to her. When she reported he's assaults amtra. She was scared to death. I'm assuming like this is not what i expected. I signed on the dotted line to serve and protect my country. And who is here to help me and protect me a few weeks. Before christmas steve stacey welcomed their daughter home even at home when she came home in her bedroom. She locked the door and pushed a dresser up against it and it was like nicole. Your home she's like you don't understand two weeks later. Nicole had to report to her new assignment in colorado when nicole got to fort carson. Did her command know that she had been a victim of sexual saw. No that was that was not communicated to them and it was supposed to have been confused again just another complete failure of the army a month after nicole arrived at her new base. She got a call from camp casey. She'd gotten call. I may have to go back to korea and testify. I don't think she she could do it. I don't think she wanted to do the next morning. Nicole was found dead in her barracks room. She died by suicide. We have a report from the military and the very last paragraph says that they didn't think she was mentally sound at the time of her death due to multiple sexual assaults and systemic harassment over a substantial period of time according to the military according to the military. They knew this and they did nothing until they sent us home. A flag-draped coffin. We are all thinking about the burnhams and thank them for sharing nicole story. The army declined our request for an interview. But they said in a statement that their thoughts and prayers go out to the burnham family. They say the army criminal investigation command conducted a full investigation into nicole. Burnham's cases took appropriate action against the reported perpetrator our four part investigative series on sexual assault in the military continues. Tomorrow i'll be on. Cbs this morning at seven am and then tomorrow night on the evening news. You'll hear from survivors.
"burnham" Discussed on Now Try This
"End singing said song. I linked to sink this ernest channel. I if felt feels ernest. Beaux messes with a lot of things about reality. But i feel like when he puts sincerity. And it's usually like super on purpose because even if he's faking the society is not taking the attention right when he's like. He wants you to feel saturday. That muffin right. Yeah so it almost doesn't matter. But i agree with you. I think. I think it is civil real to me. And that's all the songs you know. It's wild oat burnham after promising young woman in this thing he just got gig or he's going to be on a stars showtime show or something about like the life. And times larry bird. oh what. Yeah that's weird all tall white guy. That's a good actor. Larry guests so i watched it interview once with him and he talked about acting and he was like the hardest thing to do. Is something mundane. it's also hard. You forget how to be a person and you're just like This is how i drink coffee my drinking or over. Thank it yet. The sister marcus. And i thought it was funny. I have sat there and like i'm drinking the coffee now. Yeah yeah the best the some of the best actors in the worst ones. That don't understand what they're doing right right. They're able to drink coffee. Interestingly without thinking about it yes. I count in my head. Who twin peaks. Oh yeah hell yeah eating. Feel like he's good but he's thinking about attentional. I don't know. I think he's not thinking about enough sometimes a cup of coffee. Okay marcus stats. That's that's pope are of. You guys made us talk about it so we talked for an hour and forty minutes about our depression and you ask for it. Why killer on patriot. Dot com slash. Now try the casper. You can join influence and extra next month guys. Let us know what you want to see next if you want more content let us know if there's a enough patrons we can devote more time to the podcast. We would love that. We would love to do that so please come check us out and honestly it was cathartic take you so much reinforced suggestion we love. You guys burnham has his outlet and honestly we have ours and this has helped us a lot especially yeah at the tail end of this block party that we are how i mean. It's been incredible to do this. And it's. it's great that we have to do this. Because you guys are supporting the podcast patriots. Lee seriously don't think we would have been able to do it without it because it's expensive and we are not made of money. Hey listen i got a suggestion in the audience. They want to sign up for the patriots again to vote multiple times. I can't stop you down for two if that's Nash nine four one logs on and makes an account. Who am i to say who knows yeah. Yeah to the voting's blind. I'll never know so. Please go ahead set up multiple times. Make sure your suggestion comes through so nick. What did you think of bo. Burnham's inside Yes i love. It was great. What did you the nice. I fucking loved it. It resonated with me a little too much one of the best things i've ever say. Definitely the best comedy specialist. Deputy the best piece of meta commentary on the world that i've ever seen all those things. What marcus what would you watch. Moreover to oh yeah. I'm gonna keep watching the fuck. This guy makes no pressure to. I would like five years to not pass again short Larry bird show but also if he makes it takes ten years to make something this great again. Five view it. Whatever it takes that assure. What a great game of thrones to think about things what did you think of. Would you recommend this. Who did anybody is. i think. Some abo- burnham stuff. I don't think is for everybody. It's very meta. it's very like anti joke in. That's not everyone's cup of tea. I get that it's only ours. That's why we love it. But i guess not. Everybody's but i think this special in the times what it's saying. I think we'll raise. Everybody will get the white woman. Instagram joke and everybody gets the existential dread. We've all felt being cooped up for a year and a half. I honestly think anybody could watch this at least appreciate music. The songs and the craftsmanship that's went to very relatable. I agree with that. I would also recommend it to everybody Argus that's the end of the show where we did a guys survived. Thank you for joining us. You are more before you before you say. Goodbye the marcus. This podcast has been deep deep deep for a long time we watch spoke berta a what economic crisis. We watched one of your favorite while. Maybe that could have been light was not because we loved it so much. We've been all over the place with all over the country. We've been talking about rewriting movies and doing these horror things and doing all these these like old things i wanna do something that is so quintessentially dump that is back to our roots of this podcast. Right marcus magus. This podcast isn't about. This isn't bow finding things that you love things that talent. You showing me me showing you things i love. That are getting me through a time. And you experiencing that thing with us doing it together. We've done something dumped so honestly i can't defend and i feel like that that is what are our podcast is at its core. It's been a minute since i've done that. So okay marcus. You're going to hate me. Socio now i want i love you because you cry you you got out you major way out. Marcus i got out but you got me in. And i can't get out. I'm pulling you back. In being louis. Season of the bachelorette and york common bend. You're backing donation. Her name is katie. She is a sex positive wonderful woman. And you're going to follow her story. No marcus next week. What you're talking about later how much. I don't know how much marcus four episode out. By the time we film the next one that fits episodes out. You have to watch to see if you can watch more would be great because you know however the show goes you know if you can get that would be wild really hard but it would be worth it but you watch at least to do as much as you can to his more than enough to talk about. What's going on and set us ourselves up. let me know how much you guys catch up on the bachelorette katie season. Because that's what now try. This is doing next week. Backed up bachelor pad or nick. Tell everyone where they can find us. Where can they follow us. Where if they want to know more information about us and they've made it this far in the god damn episode. Almost two hours guys. You can get at us and tell us about your mental illness and how this special related to you at now. Try this cast on also shows. You can join us on patriotic media. Peachy dot com slash now. This every thursday a pm eastern standard time twitch dot tv slash. Now try this. Cast honestly at now. It's not try. 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"burnham" Discussed on Now Try This
"Same point without seeming disingenuous and at the same time. I don't think he's going off at this. Point of being self referential and meta because he's literally the lyrics of the song are wasting time face timing with my mom and i remember sitting there during the pandemic meeting to waste time needing to not watch another. Tv show again needing to not do the same thing again needing to call someone just to fill the time. There was so much time we had more time than we ever knew what to do it. So like true wasting time facing base timing somebody so many more people facetime zoom people than ever before like zoom wasn't a thing before the pandemic right. It was some random office thing nobody knew about. And now it's every now it's everywhere. Everyone uses everyone because they needed to waste time based timing but yeah i like the song. It's reliable it was great. He fought with aspect ratio. Few times. I also like the way. He's zooms in like anxious. Moments uses the camera to really like getting close. It's media cinematic. It shouldn't be that cinematic because it. 'cause he's shucks supposing at with his messy place where he literally you can tell you. Just turn the camera on and then it switches to the cinematic moment that he had a completely set like. I appreciate that moment. In the is near the beginning where he's like taking a tape measure and like measuring is markets. I don't know if you know this. But when i'm sitting here i get something to control my my my my focus. I can't reach it because my cameras over there. Like a real like marcus. The cameras over there. How do you focus it. That's fair you need to measure it in like get out. That's real in israel so the fact that this cinematic at all is while it's amazing. He ended up itself. I mean that beautiful shot that he has of him laying down with all the equipment surrounding him and he's just like laying in a blanket talking into the microphone. Beautiful shot painstaking. Sticking he with every single wire and that shot he probably was swine. No and then after we get how the world works. The next saw the world works the great he An awesome look at again lighting where he used red and orange to make it seems as And like he wears a striped shirt. Like burt and ernie and he totally has a sesame street. Yes and he to go. I feel like he used a lot of like i could remembering. But i feel like they're worse a good amount of under lighting which usually because there's no natural light that comes from the ground is usually used in lighting design to emphasize something dark or something supernatural or whatever are ominous which he tallied. It is appropriate for some toilet and he sings a sesame street song about how the world works straight to camera and then he has a great moment with us puppet. Yes fucking it's hilarious song comment on the world. It's gotta remember during the pandemic we also had you know huge black lives matter movement protests. And it's something that he is commenting on right. He'd comments on it on it in this song and also in the comedy song where he's like. What is my place in the world. What is my responsibility. I had that question. You see the eagles of the world you understand the truth of the world. He's not saying that something that only he knows and he has the answer to. He's only the only one woke enough in the world to realize what's going on. He sees the injustices but also what the fuck are you supposed to do that yet. Italian toast that line really well of being woke and calling out the wo- kness right. Yeah woke kness in and of itself is a little hypocritical right like when you are woke to a certain degree you are alienating people that makes you not woke you know like the in and of itself. That is a thing that happens. You know i'm gonna say depending on the situation situation by situation. Yeah i almost. I almost always disagree. Because yes you should you should respect people and you should look at the world a certain way but when you make that the dogma of the world not everybody's there yet and that's it creates such divides bat caused such divisive divisiveness in think that there are sure i understand what you're saying but there degrees just like with everything else i disagree. I think i think. I think saying i think but so you think all will you think all woke. This is bad. You think thinking that people deserve rights is bad no no thinking of. I don't think the thinking of people naming rights as bad. I think the shouting in someone's face is bad. I see you're saying that the approach. But that's what i'm saying. Not everyone's approach shouting it into people's faces then that's not like woke means right woke is like shutting from the hilltops it. That's what you were saying woke means. I think it is what it means. I don't think it is. I'm gonna disagree. We're gonna disagree on this. Move on the google. Talk to you later. I don't think that you're googling. Woke up as the past tense of wake. We figure this out. Nice nice nice nice. I think i mean. I feel like if you're on the i don't know it depends on your political stance. I feel like certain people can see this as as a problem. And i think that it can be a problem if it goes too far to the point where you are no longer listening and understanding and trying to empathize with the other side. But i don't think it's inherently bad. I think the problem is the last thing i'll say about it. I think the problem is in and of itself in a vacuum woke us has no problem. It's about like the definitions literally alert to injustice in society especially racism. That's great you totally do those. Thanks andrea ever. It's alert to know you are aware of. It doesn't mean that's the part. That is the wake i am awake to the world. My eyes are open. There is no yelling about it but it is weaponized so so so so much by so many people and you and people use saying woke and saying these things out loud as if that is like nancy pelosi where can take clause outside of the capitol building right. she's being woke she is signaling to wo- culture she's virtue signal like she is saying woke. I understand their problems and injustices in virtue. Signaling is different than just. The word woke people are used. Who accompanies virtue signal. All the time politicians virtue signal all the time. Fucking pride bump. We just went through a whole fucking month of virtue. Signally and apple are aware of it. Understand fight it well known up saying not. Everybody does a sure but people people see it. I mean right now. I'm seeing a bunch of beam since july. I if people being like the rainbow slowly fading away and it's like corporations now. That pride month is over. You know like i mean to me ms kind of everywhere now. People are acknowledged that virtue signaling happens and that the are just flawed inherently and people are going to abuse systems. But that doesn't mean that being aware of the fallacies of the world around us is bad. I think that there's an issue with a term wokers been tainted by certain groups of peter. That's the problem. I think the problem is people. Think being alert to it is the end.
"burnham" Discussed on Now Try This
"Just it's just super interesting so i agree one hundred percent. It's this performance is artistic right in order. good comedian. You need to be able to empathize and understand what your audience is going through. And and tap into that right. That's what makes burnham a good creator because he's able to see himself talk about himself and then also create a connection with the audience and so by doing that. I mean that's why he is great at at comedy. And that's also why he's just a great khan a creator. In general remember the movie eighth grade we talked about that in another episode right so cringe. It's so many moments in just made you feel for the characters because o'byrne him someone who understands human condition and what it means to be a person in society today so there's so much talk about. We could talk about just the existential of this but there's many specifics that i feel like we need to get your interesting that we definitely need to get into it. So the whole the whole thing is almost a commentary on his last special right the one where he was having panic attacks of happy because the opening of this special and i'm sure you notice that same broom it's that same feeling. It's like his house behind his house. Like it's like a little kid her studio for his kind of yeah. I said you probably goes there. That's what it seems like by context clues because he does rent out just student he has now. He makes to these jokes about giving away his money to not have money. I know i was wondering what the space was because i was curious if he found himself and did everything ourselves than what is this house his house that he lives in. I think it is. I feel like it's has house behind his house like it's guest house or something. But anyway he starts off with his intro song and he starts. I honestly this the first song right away. The intro song is like such you opt for exactly what this thing is going to be because the first it's content is the name of the song and he does that. Great thing where he's just like sitting there in a chair where you see all the lights and everything. So it establishes you're going to see the backbone of this you're gonna see the you're going to see how he is making this rice and it says it up right away and he has this weird thing on his head and you're like what is this and then the puck and disco ball thing and i'm like yes. Oh you already showed me like. You're more of a genius. And i would ever be and this just started like it's scary. At how much of a genius. Bo burnham is and i i am alarmed by it someone could be so and so talented in so many different ways. I mean if you look at this this piece of work. It's cinematography is incredible. And the way that he uses lighting design in the way that he used certain shots and angles. He's he's pulling from like crafts. That require years in years of of of study and work and mastery all of them or at least presenting them in a way that they are like masterfully. Shot in done. And it's it's awesome. You know it's great to see. Such great lighting design a editing. Every single piece of this is done with your raft. Can't believe he did he he you could tell he's study and he like a key like he didn't nail that does golfing on the first try right. Like he's yeah off of that or he had an idea and e you know. It's funny. Because i feel like you're the same where you always have these funny ideas about things to do and you're like i'll try that sometime and he can't but you don't have time right no. He said he had the time to figure out. Like how lighting worked and how to listen to himself and how to like. But you're right. The lighting design specifically especially you who have come from lighting design background. You have designed lights for shows you know you get it more than the lamet In i i kind of appreciate it but like the things going on lighting again. We can talk days because that's a mode. Talent reoccur reoccurring jokes. He sets like so many things just with the lights. Every part of it is well so fucking. Well thought out right. I was watching it. And the darren pointed out that on the a c. The only time it's on during the whole show is during one scene and it's on sixty nine degrees like just as an extra little joke right. It's just so so. Many things are just so out. And i noticed that for in the beginning of of the special. There's a split second where you see the his twitch twitch his its interests like winners what this win an hour and thirteen minutes and forty one seconds left in the special i wrote down i saw. Oh no in. The beginning happened in the first. Five minutes of this getting should happen again at one thirty one. Oh really yeah no happens early on in the special in one the first few moments it's like on for a single frame and it's like what that's another thing to analyze and dig deep into. What is he trying to save that. Why is he saying that. These are the moments that are controlled by this other character that he's created it's so deep it's just deep for so many reasons every fucking part of it is just so fucking good and it makes me angry because forever brain as one of the greatest pieces of fucking content ever made speaking of content at the same time of doing all of those things in having an existential crisis having like mental acuity gymnastics. It's also got like silly songs right. Yes her song is first real song. Comedy is like a meta commentary whether he should even be doing comedy right now. Comedy over with. Can you leave the world better. He literally says like. Should i be joking at a time like this right. Because that's the oh my god fucking guy fucking genius berta mother fucking piece of shit. Hate that guy love him. He's beautiful and talented but like this is exactly the thing i'm talking about. He is saying thoughts. That we've all fucking had which seems like something. Every comedian should be able to do but they fucking don't how many times about watching comedy special..
"burnham" Discussed on Now Try This
"Like at least. This is how i always feel. I always feel like. I'm either on the brink of everything falling apart or i'm on the cusp of good things right. It never feels completely good in every appeals. You're you never cured of your mental issues so it always feels kind of like you're on the precipice so that feeling of being on the precipice and then the pandemic happening. It happened for so many people. I mean when you're when you're working through stop. It's it's constant work. It's constant struggle and it's always constant of this next one after this after this next week next month next year next year is going to be my near. Yeah actually. I'm going to focus on this next year. So i can't imagine how many people myself included in that in toward twenty twenty. We were sitting there and it was like okay. Okay this is gonna be. This is going to be what's happening. And then the world shuts down. But i like like bo burnham in a way that it is relatable that we all got second side we have to figure out what we're gonna do in and course correct our entire distance. A lot of people made the most of it too. And i feel like bo. Burnham is one of those people that definitely had had the opportunity to sit down and really unfortunately or fortunately for us sit and reflect and look at himself figure out who he was the person and what everything means to him. And what's going on in the world right so interesting. Yeah because what you just said. I think is super. I know if it's most people. I don't know the statistics. But i do know that when you do look at us. Ticks of people who faced unemployment during the pandemic and now a lot of markets are having trouble bringing people back to work and the right wing would. Have you believe that people are lazy and just want to collect checks but when you look at the statistics there are states. That took away the extra unemployment and their problems didn't get better because with a year all these people for the first time in their lives. Most of them to lack right. We got a chance to reflect it who we were. What was important. I'll we wanted to spend our time. Yeah in bo. Burnham is the same way and he decided to spend his time making us laugh. And you also. I feel like we could talk about ourselves for quick sec. Entered the pattern. You talk about me. You could talk about you. But moss way man you like you put your you put an effort. You quit your job. You changed your life. You're putting you in in harm's way and and you you you made a change and that was incredibly hard to do because burnham talks about it in this special that waking up and deciding to put on your shoes in gret dressed during the pandemic was a hard thing to fucking. Do i really that depression. I related that so much. I lost eighty pounds over the pandemic completely changed my lifestyle and my life learned how to cook. Quit my job realize that i need to perform it now and here i time saying it on the podcast. I just had an audition. And i landed your boys going to be performing off broadway improv. I'm gonna be doing comedy so like pandemic didn't thank you if the pandemic didn't happen if i didn't have time to reflect on what was going on i wouldn't be here. I wouldn't be healthy. I wouldn't be happy. I wouldn't be performing again. I wouldn't be doing those things. So you're you're completely right and it's funny that you said the pants thing because one of the ways that i kept my mental acuity during the pandemic was i gave myself small victories every day during the pandemic i was one of the few people i put on jeans or pants every single day. I didn't walk around in shorts. I did not walk around. In sweats. I was like i need to wake up and shower. Anita put on pants start my day as a chance to just completed everything. What about you how. How was your how is it. How is how were you doing before during and after now you don't have to get into depth by what your mental illnesses are or how it affected you can but i do wanna know how you were before during and after sure before we get into what the specialist. Because that's what the special is right. One hundred percent the special enemies talking about these things reflecting your self respecting on your own to health. And it's about our funding. Yeah specifically but also the ways in which he is a relatable person and so as someone who has dealt with mental health issues my whole life. I've a- pandemic. Wasn't that bad for me like i feel lucky. I really had more freedom than i've ever had. Because i feel like. I've i'm stuck in this corporate chain and i'm having to to go to work do this and spend so much time and energy on projects that i honestly don't give two shits about and when i was working from home i got to relax and i got to spend time with my girlfriend who. I was happy to be spending time with and watch tv. While i'm working and cook more. And i would go on runs on my lunch break. Because i i at home and i can change quickly and shower and i trained for marathon ran the marathon and did really well and i just so many things but i put you on blast about it. Sure like i was in a bad place in the pandemic. Let me go to a good place. You were in a good place when the pandemic started because the work you had done the two or three years before that marcus. You also lost an incredible amount of weight. Change your life. You added at least two decades to your life. You had done this. You're seriously you have done that. You went to therapy. Started working on your issues. You self-afflicted reflected instead. I'm not happy. And i would like to be an you started to do the work. That's what the special is about right like that was able to turn the face at and for people like you were doing the work. You should be so fucking proud. Because marcus how could you could you the head of the pandemic i've years ago. Oh i would myself one hundred percent. I'm not laughing. Because i know you're serious. Yeah i am serious because of the work. You fucking yes. It is true it is true. I appreciate that. But that's the thing too. Because i feel like the the pandemic was so hard and everyone but in such a way that is relatable and have varied so greatly. But it's shared trauma that we all have now because we've all had to kind of deal with a major life change. It is to find us on anything that shared experience that we all have is. What makes his comedy special. So good right because it's this. It's this thing that people are having a hard time talking about and discussing. Comedians are joking about it in a way. That is entertaining right now. People want to ignore it. People want to forget about people. Don't handle it. most people can't figure it out. They can try but they can't figure it out. Most people can't figure out how to navigate a compensation regarding covid end and all that stuff especially since there's so much like political shit around it too. I feel like the only person i've seen even remotely well as chapelle did a little bit. When he was like like he had that whole diatribe for five minutes where he wasn't even fucking trying to be funny and he wasn't really funny just talking about. Did you see that. He was at a light comedy show and it was comedy show and he would just like look. I'm just gonna talk for like a couple of minutes. Talked about what was going on and it would just like super like it was like this right. I would totally put dave chapelle dave shabazz one of the best comedians ever. Maybe the best. That's currently alive. I'm not saying bo burnham and him are the same. But i am saying they both have that thing of self actualization about their comedy right like they know what it means. They know their purpose in it. And they know like bo burnham he made the special because she needed it and he needed to share it. And that's what art is so it's it's.
"burnham" Discussed on Now Try This
"Corporate corporation is honestly. Maybe be some questions. Do you want to hear a couple of questions. Yeah hemi up. What is the name of the raccoon that steals john. Smith's biscuits rose koon but with five as is what it's called it's meco. I knew that there was there was also a great part where there was a guest there and he's saying ten snippets of songs and we had a guest the sound title and the movie was prom and he actually brushed it was really what a new york city thing to do. Yeah it was. It was really an wonder every corner ready to sing. Their showroom are one of them. We looked at disney princesses feet and we had to guess who they belong to. Oh yeah can you name the seven door. Smartest sleepy grumpy bashful Horny the one that is just bear for the rest of them to have sex with sex. Doll might be his name. The one that's on the spectrum call him. Dopey dopey doping very inappropriate. Why are you saying. He's on he's just maybe there's something something is something's up and they just call him doping college today Ken them yeah wonders miss. A it's a doc. Happy grumpy slee. Sleepy sneezy grumpy in basketball The seven deadly sins. I gotta guess yes. Yes your questions like that. We did okay but yes. That's enough about our lives. Because that's what people hear about people don't know shit about nick. Paul hair burnham yes they came here for a journalistic approach and dissection of netflix's newest comedy special inside by bo burnham. Marcus what the fuck is. Vote burnham's inside obama to put on glasses. I can see more intelligent. Also jeff fake glasses Swinney percent more intelligent and thirty percent less able to see burnham's inside is a comedy special. I say with air quotes that was on that flicks and aired in twenty twenty one towards the end of the pandemic. Yes yes yes. That's according to occupy hair. I'll read some of the wikipedia recorded in his home during covid nineteen pandemic without a crew or audience. It was released on netflix. On may thirtieth twenty twenty one it features a variety of songs and sketches. About his day to day life indoors he depicts his deteriorating mental health and explores themes of performance and his relationship to his audience. Other songs are about internet activities including calling one's mother on facetime taking photos for instagram and video game streaming argues. That was a great reading of coppee smarter because it follows his previous special. Make happy in twenty-six of step toward that was marcus. Why is your relationship with bo. Burnham nick burnsville. I wanted to i. I thought about giving this to you but i didn't because i was were concerned about talking about my mental health and the its its fragile state on twitch for too long and what it means to me that the special came out so i decided not to give it to you but patriots said no marcus. I am the capitalist monster. And if i give you money you must perform you silly monkey and so we are doing it now because you guys wanted it and i love bernie. I feel like he is in touch with the world in a way that takes a lot of intelligence and talent and empathy and sympathy for someone. So we'll get into more later. But nick was your first bo. Burnham experience words words words my first vote berm. Experience was his youtube videos See i did not know about until his comedy. Special central special words whereas i i was not looker of the internet. If i remember he had a captain crunch song or something like that when he was a kid and i like. I watched that one a lot. I it was something to do with the cereal companies. I'll have a meeting or something is so long ago. I don't remember. But i listened to that song a lot because it was really into comedy songs. I've always been into comedy songs. Love burnham love. Stephen lynch just i love all the songs that are on tiktok right now even though there are only a minute long but still fun platform for it. Yeah totally honestly. I don't know if i really experienced comedy songs in this way until beaubourg. But i remember i remember seeing this in college and i remember early on in our friendship. We connect it because we both had seen it and we like. Oh yeah yeah yeah. It was one of the early foundations of our friendship. So it's kinda cool. Come here full circle here. You didn't you didn't grow up on weird al yankovic and those guys. You didn't have any that i liked weird l. Ing kieth vic. Allot oh you gifted us up to one viewer. Yes yes we hear. This cast is generous. We just gifted us up to one of our watchers here on twitch now guys if you want to become follow us in subscribe on switch you can and if amazon prime hook up your account you gotta do it every month but it's free and it helps out the pod so guys go ahead as you're watching right now. Connect your amazon subscribe to the channel. It helps us out greatly oklahoma. I was gonna say that. I know i was could continue my point but i i love weird al yankovic a lot. And he's inspired generations of musical comedy and ninja sex party and and just everything new comedy. I'm a here for and i fucking love. Then there's this special this special is i'm not gonna call it a comedy special. I'm not gonna acknowledge it as a comedy special because schorr it is a comedy special but it is more apt to call it a one man show. Because that's what the fuck should is. It's a glorious one man. Show that i spent a lot of it on the verge of tears wanting to cry but also anytime by emotions rose to a peak. There is comedic relief and made me happy and i never cried fully during the special but i was close the whole time. Little context for the special burnham has made many specials some explicit netflix but by five years ago he stopped performing he stopped performing live and he said during his last special he was having panic attacks on stage and it wasn't healthy and he stopped stopped doing standup. He stopped doing live shows. He went in and directed eighth. He started a promising young woman. He did other things but he said he needed to focus on his mental health and then during the pandemic when everyone was Locked up he was also locked up and he made the special special says over a year to make and he made it completely by himself. He wrote it directed it he probably ordered all this stuff out for amazon. Got a son to that little house in the back of the house and he stayed there and he did all of this from. He's not in the beginning of the episode that he was like. Oh yes. I decided you know what i got help. I decided to get therapy and work myself. And then all of a sudden the pandemic happened. And i was stuck inside having to create special which is relatable because i feel like i feel like most people with mental. Health issues are on a constant pendulum. Right we're always on the verge one way or the other. It always feels.
"burnham" Discussed on Show Me the Meaning!
"I dunno infamy. That's kinda clever magazine head head. Not i think it's expo- subtle agreement with you and agreement with bow. And yeah and i do think you're right like he doesn't tells what to do but i think he'd encourage you to like acknowledge things for what they really are an angle of what he shows us as like the similac room and the sort of like shit we used to distract ourselves with and a lotta times in the special. It's like here's what we normally distract ourselves. If you move away from that plato's cave type stuff you might realize it shits kinda fucked up but maybe that's good. Maybe it's healthy to like step away from you. Know the proverbial screen or whatever and and breakthrough a bit. So good for him. Just make your funny songs in your dark darkroom and just hope that everything goes away. Yeah as we as we hurl headlong into heat death yeah world burns outside of you but doing what were your favorite segments or sketches from this. What would you have like a. What's a highlight. I know so. Ryan you said the bezos the bezos bit. Jeff bezos. and all the transitions to i really liked the very quick ones. I wish i had one but you know the things that would that would be the book ins in between the longer. Sketches were gray jet as us was probably my favorite long-form one is that the one where he say. Jeff bezos you did it. Is that the one. Or just like it just congratulating soggy as us his own personal anthem. How awesome is and he tells gates and buffet. They can like fuck and suck it because like on what he did it just like you did it richard in the world so good about you michael. I'm going to like. I think i liked the react video. The okay the the first through. I did not like the react to the react to the react video. Second time through loved it because i liked when he the first like osas right there. This is about like you know. There's a lot of songs about labor exploitation blah blah blah. Then the second time he's like a. I'm trying to sound smart there. Because i feel this need to have everything i say. Have a meaning in the next time through. It's like shit on myself. I'm so afraid of criticism. I undercut myself. Increase is actually. Think that because i really believe what i'm saying. I thought that was pretty fun. Yes i would like to second was probably the smartest sketch like like that to me. Was like classic bo. Burnham fucking meta shit. You know in stuff. I didn't laugh importantly but i still thought it was. It was incredible. And.
"burnham" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
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Biden Taps Harris to Lead Administration's Voting Rights Efforts
"Harris to lead the effort to defend voting rights. Made the announcement while Commemorating one of America's worst racist massacres on the 1/100 anniversary of a white mob killing as many as 300 black residents and Tulsa president, Biden said. For too long, the history of the massacre has been cloaked in darkness only with truth. Can come healing. Injustice and repair on Lee with truth. The president also said he is tapping Vice President Kamila Harris to lead the administration's efforts the past voting rights legislation in response to election laws and acted around the country with her leadership and your support. We're gonna overcome again. I promise you Republicans could filibuster the legislation in the Senate opposed to what they call a federal takeover of state run elections at the White House stirred how Burnham Fox
Is Alzheimers Reversible? With Dr. Dale Bredesen
"Our guest is extraordinary. Dr a friend of mine. A pioneer in the field of neurodegeneration. Who's broken ground. That few have treaded on. And it's none other than dr dale bredesen's who you may remember from our previous podcast where we discussed his book. The ending alzheimer's. His latest book is called the end of alzheimer's program which is much more robust programmatic insight into how to actually use the protocol that he uses with patients that i use and how can kill her to anybody at any age in any part of the journey along protecting your brain or fixing your brain. He's been on the faculty of ucsf ucla university of california san diego. He's directed the program on aging at the burnham institute before we coming to the buck institute in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight as its founding president and ceo and he's currently a professor at ucla chief science officer at apollo health which is a great online platform for addressing nerd. Degeneracy so welcome dale. Thanks so much for having me on mark. I really appreciate it okay. So so. let's get into this. Because in almost people worry about heart disease diabetes But it doesn't take away who you are. Alzheimer's takes away who you are. Not gender disease takes away your soul in a sense Your memory which is really what we're made of is memories and and i think that it's a terrifying disease for so many it's it's growing and scope it's affecting millions and millions of american thinking about five million now projected to be about fourteen million and a few years the caregiver burden is enormous. That goes along with this The costs are even more than taking care of a patient with cancer. Heart disease And this is an epidemic really Globally it's you know literally hundred of millions of people are going to be affected by this.
How to Grow Your Business by Replacing Yourself
"Today we're gonna have a little bit of a conversation about Taking things to the next level right so if any of you have experienced a something just some level of growth inside of your personal life or career or business you start to realize you get to this point that you can't do it all right like there's there's a million different things going on every single day whether you're a manager at you know where you work or ura you're actually business owner or you run a family with five different kids or you run a local group or a team or anything like that. Like there's there's a nine jillian different things you have going on at all points of the day the week the month year like planning things like it's just it's it's too much it's a lot right and the thing to remember. Is that whether you have your own small business or a job or your oprah winfrey or whoever the hell you are you have the same amount of time as i do like. We all have one hundred and sixty eight hours in a week. Like bill gates the president. Like the bump down the street like we all have the same amount of time right. So how is it that we all like. There's certain people that achieve that seemed to achieve so much more like you're just standing there and all of them like how do you get so much done right. And then there's people that are just seemed to be in the same position day after day week after week year after year and just like just kind of tread water like how right you know you know probably different people along the spectrum but there's there's ways there's just so many different examples i can think of that. There's it's it's you can either go down this path of super productivity and be burn out as hell or you can go down this path of not doing anything and hating your life right. But there's a third option that not a lot of people think of and there's this option of actually doing the productive ineffective things well not burning out while not actually making yourself feel more stress and anxiety while actually living a happier in. I don't wanna say carefree life but just a less stressful existence right and that's kind of where the title of this show comes in into this concept in this procedure of finding ways to replace yourself right finding ways to systematize yourself. Now there are many of you have a business or you have a high level job or whatever it might be like. You're familiar with system. You're familiar with the processes in place that needs be consistent to achieve a similar outcome for every person every time every time a sale comes through every time a fulfilment task needs handled like whatever the case might be. But have you ever stop to think about how you can make that happen in your own life in your day to day existence. Right i was actually. I've been reading a book For the second time again called high-performance habits by brennan bouchart. highly highly. recommend this book It's it's a life changing book and we got it for like seven bucks on like it was super cheap to But burnham short. He's he's like man he's the personal development guru. He's like i would love to have him on the show one day. If you ever listen to this brendan like hit me up. Let let's make this happen. It'd be it'd be awesome But just to kind of synthesize. What kind of taking away. From that. As i go through the second time. Is this idea that you as a person or a system right you as a being not only inside of your Physical being but inside of your business inside of your career inside of your relationships right like the more you can become a system and become consistent. The better things are going to get for you right now. When we take this conversation. I really want to apply it into production inside of business careers making money that type of conversation right because one one thing i noticed I went through my journey right with building the the runway wage app with building. The run. your day podcast here with building. Run your day app with with doing other client apps for other people in clients that i brought on in my in my other business like there are so many menial repetitive tasks that come in with stuff whether it comes down to sales whether it comes down to lead generation when it comes down to social media posting content like there's so many things and then people start this business is oh i thought it was gonna be so easy and you're like but i have all these different things to do and now i gotta get sales now. I gotta do all this and it's like dude. You understand that like you're you don't have time for all this stuff like you don't have time for all this stuff. When it finally came to that realization my life changed forever right in in in in tandem with the performance habits. You know philosophy in book. I started to realize okay like if i can figure out ways to replace myself or systematize myself i can then take that menial task that takes me ten minutes to do every single day and get rid of that ten minutes in offloaded onto something else or a bought or a machine or an automated process in that ten minutes every single day right and this is hard like this is. This is a really hard concept mentally to grasp especially for people like me. Maybe like you. If you have your own business you started your own business because you want control of everything right like you i. I used to always think that i would. I would let control like release control of things. But i find myself being that typical type of entrepreneur mindset of like. I can't let this go like. I need to do everything i need to make. It's my baby right and it. It's hard it's hard especially maybe it might be easier if if you're in like a career type job or your manager or something like that where it's not really your your ass on the line right but when you find ways to automate things when you find ways to systematize things. I'm telling you like there are. There's such of level of freedom and efficiency that comes into your life and not only that but like your mental wellbeing right and a couple of examples. I'll share with you. Here are a couple of pieces of software that i use in my own personal life. That have really really helped me one is called. You might be familiar with this or or you might not be. But it's called. If this then that right i f t t t If this then that in it's an app that you can actually download in. I'm telling you like it. It is really really cool. You can get automated Spreadsheet entries you can do you know. Save money automatically you can do like. There's a whole bunch of things that i don't even know it can do that. It can do right. I do think like it used to be mostly free. I think now they have a paid subscription where you can only get so many of these things free but like basically right like if you get a response in g mail from a new person. It automatically saves their contact information. A spreadsheet or. There's like things to just help. You live easier in actually save those menial tasks that suck up your day all day every day right because it kind of goes back to that i matrix. I've talked about before. On the show. With stephen covey being sucked into that black hole of the knot important. Not urgent stuff right. The facebook stuff. The email filtering Scrolling through social media just like all this different shit right and another piece of software. That i've actually really really started to use in like is called zap ear It's pretty popular one. You probably are familiar with if you do any kind of online business or anything like that Maybe you're not so really if you're not familiar with zap here it's kind of the same type of thing if this then that But man even that like it is. It saves me so much time in my business for automation and sending automatic emails and collecting lead information. Letting letting me know. When i got a sale you know through The various channels my businesses and Just automating stuff like it really It really comes down to because like you gotta think like okay okay so some of these are paid subscriptions right like you pay. I think if this that's like five dollars a month and you get so many tasks to be able to do this right and you see you be sitting there like well. Is that really worth. You know the one thing. I use it for whatever but you got also think like is the five dollars or ten dollars a month whatever. It might be worth the time that you are sacrificing. Doing those things
The 19-year evolution of a retail florist with Kelly Marie Thompson of Chicago-based Fleur Inc.
"I open to flourish in two thousand and two. So that means we're just about to approach our nineteen th anniversary so we're really excited about that It won't be a normal celebration obviously but We're still really excited Yeah i opened. You know back then. I was twenty two years old fresh out of college and studied history. And i had worked in a grocery store So that's where. I really learned my background on floral. And you know. I learned just things like how to pronounce l. strom area or burnham you but i didn't have a huge training or background on. It came to design outside of my art history degree and painting degree. That's just be influencing you all the time just that discipline just cover different medium. Now i do exactly and it's It's really shaped my understanding for color and depth and texture. And i've i bring that with me every every single design Yes i opened up I had a small storefront. I really thought we were going to be a bucket flower shop on because you know boutique florist. Were really thing that long ago at least not in chicago. There were a few but it wasn't as popular of business as it has certainly grown into. No i and i do want to ask you. What do you mean by boutique because Would you know that's a term that means probably a lot different you know definition than what it is today so yeah. That's a great great question. So when i when. I came up with the idea of opening our retail boutique. I knew i wanted us all bucket flowers sort of just hand ties. Ready to go But i definitely wanted to include. Heavy selection of gifts lifestyle goods Even back you know eight nineteen years ago. I always knew that it wasn't just about flowers for me. It was always about bringing people together and gatherings and parties so as we've grown throughout the years our collections have grown and our offerings have grown. And when i'm when i'm purchasing for our retail. I always have in the back of my mind. Like how can this assist in a gathering. How can this assist in communicating and being a part of. You know the other person that i'm inviting into my life. You know Every day so it's it's really You know obviously weddings and special events or celebrations. That bring people together but are boutique is equally as important for that experience as well. So in your product mix you have a more lifestyle items that you think kind of support your flowers and vice versa. Exactly yeah lots of serving pieces for dinner parties A couple of years ago brought in fine jewelry so we now sell engagement rings which is really special part of the process. Wow oh my gosh. That's a that's an endeavor was a scary thing. It was a goal for a very long time of mine. But it's always been a dream to have somebody start their entire process of getting engaged in having flair as part of that story All the way through the last dance when we're able to help service their floral to for their wedding. Oh my goodness so. Are you in the same retail space when you first opened nineteen years ago or have you found expanded on. Come out front. Yeah we've moved twice actually Our first location the building had sold so we had to shift out. That was after. I believe three years and then we moved. We were in our second location for ten And then the landlord actually had just kind of decided they were going to move into a different direction. And honestly at that time. I really thought about closing. It was not my decision to move and there was not a lot of Opportunity in the neighborhood that we were in that i saw that was the right fit for us so i had to make a really big decision of kind of go bigger. Go home If we wanted to continue our retail and special events. And i'm really glad that i kept going with it i. It came very close to say goodbye and to the retail side thing. Oh yeah i was really just. I had a big heart to heart and I drove up to michigan for the night. I'm not too far from us in chicago and drink a little too much wine one night and wrote down all the pros and cons idea. I woke up the next morning. Just ready to go just ready to sign the new lease. I'm so we've actually. We started out with eighteen hundred square feet and we now are between both are retail and our studio. We are thirty three hundred square feet. They're kind of adjacent to each other. Exactly what is it in chicago. The logan square neighborhood on and we've always been in that neighborhood. I was really drawn. I lived in the time when we opened and i was always drawn to it because events cultural diversity and very strong artistic community that both of those still
Must Have Shrubs With Ken Druse
"This time to try to narrow down our list of must have shrubs to the real standouts and tell us why i can margaret. I know you'll never get it to three. It's funny you said that because when we first started talking about it you said one and both of us that we can't pick one. Can we even pick three right So which of your books. We always give copy of what looks only talk on the show at with the transcript of the show. What do you think i mean. Is this one for shade gardeners this one for. What's this one for a cheat garden shade garden would be a good a good one. That's always a huge hit so good good. Good good So we're at you. And i in our lives are at what a another expert friend says is the shrub season of our lives which is sort of rather than crawling around dealing with lots of fussy high maintenance perennials. It's kinda great to have some big fillers like mature shrubs to do a lot of showing off and yet not ask a lot of us. So where do we begin. What's a shroud. i guess. Well a strobe is a multi stemmed plant of woody plant and i guess that's sort of describes a tree would have one trunk one stem herbaceous plants die down to the ground soft tissues and shrub is a woody plant. That is bushy bush. I don't like that word for describing his trip but it's rub can be bushy. Okay okay and we should say before we start naming our desert island trump's that we didn't include khanna first because really that can that's a whole other conversation So many shapes and colors and textures among those so Do you remember your first. Trump been is still there and is it a favourite or it didn't make the list. Well i get. I get to pick three right okay. You want me to tell you. My first well you said conifers. And i'm not going to talk about converse but my one of my favorites shrubs is. Evergreen is a what is called a broad lead evergreen and it's a bucks it's a kind of boxwood. I have too many of them. And it's a box with semper barons. Graham blondie yes and it is one of the most colome ner plants i've ever seen really but It's a shrub and it's minor. There's probably i have some. That are like seven feet tall and fifteen inches. Wanted if you can imagine that. They're they're like punctuation marks. You know they're like exclamation marks in the garden. And as i said. I have too many because when i first got i always wanted them and then a nursery not too far from here a lot of them. Nobody bought them and the price kept going lower and lower and lower. I think i have made. I may have twentieth them when they were eight dollars a piece. Wow that's a lot of exclamations. A long time. I know and i i also keep moving them. I just moved three boy Son they want son you know. I'm sure they would love son. But i have all my box with. I don't have any full sun. But i have some of my boxwoods in quite a bit of shade and they stay calendar. Sometimes i tie them up because the snow might split them a little bit or you know splayed them. They don't break. But i do. I do tai the ones that are floppy up for the winter. And i love it if you says boxwood called graham. Landy columbia okay. I don't actually have any evergreen things at all on my list whether broadleaf or coniferous And i was thinking when we started this conversation today on the phone that my first trump passion was the genus vibe burnham. In back in the day we had a lot of divi burnham's like the double file and so forth that turned out to be kind of invasive and a lot of areas of the country. So i don't grow those anymore. But lately i've been cultivating more and more native ones like the maple leaf a full liam then tatum the arrow would and so forth So that was kind of where my shrub journey began. But the thing. I have the most of you said you have a lot of grand. Blondie is winter. Barry holly speaking of things. And i don't know what came over me. I mean it was the birds that came over me early on here in this rural place having been grown up in the city. You know coming here meeting all the birds and knowing that learning that they liked some of them liked fruit and that the native hollies were one of the ways to fuel the migration in the wintertime. And i planted about forty five or fifty of them in three very large groups in different directions toward the perimeter of the property but in different directions where i can see them from key windows in the house at a distance in the winter and all different varieties and Big ones small ones. I got a lot of fruit and birds a like very much. And yeah so waxwings and robins like in you know hunt flocks at one hundred or whatever at a time will come in right around now november ish and again to pick over at At the first snowfall and so forth and they'll strip them all pretty early on but one trick with winterbourne. Hollies if you want some that will last longer for your visual interest. The non red varieties they. The birds leave them longer. They're not as interested in them. So many yellowish orange ones and so the lighter colored ones and the winter
Star Trek: Discovery: What to expect from the new season
"With. Michelle. Paradise Co Executive Producer and Co show runner of Discovery Welcome. Michelle, thank you. Thanks for having me. Excited to be here. So after two seasons of exploring the nooks and crannies of the Kirk, era star Trek discovery catapults nine hundred years into the future season three. It's a huge departure for the show. What can we expect to see from this big shake? A. Lot of new things. The world, the world that they come into is very, very different than the one they left there it's actually nine hundred and thirty years ahead. So what that does is it takes us a just beyond all established cannon. So really in terms of storytelling, it's fresh snow it's. We have whatever the world is that we that we wanna make of it so. I think people will be excited to see. We've got some new technologies that we're going to be introducing the season. We've got new characters that will be introducing the world as I mentioned is in is an Kinda different state and we can get into that in a second. But the thing I wanNA highlight is even as we're going nine hundred and thirty years ahead even as we're going beyond established cannon What is what was super important to us throughout the development of season three s make sure that we're honoring existing cannon. So the species, their relationships, all of those sorts of things that have been established on all of the series that came before us are things that we are continuing to honor. technology were continuing to honor even as we push it forward. The Federation. STARFLEET. All of these things that mean so much to everyone who loves track we continue honor those but going into the future allows us to look at these things in a new way and so. One of the things that people may find is That's species that we know from a series past maybe we interact with them in a different way. This season may be alliances shifted of folks are friends who didn't used to be friends or enemies who didn't use to be enemies. Going so far into the future allows us to do all of those sorts of things. And the new kosher honor show runner and congrats on the promotion What changes would you bring to the show? Oh Well I don't necessarily bringing changes. It's really I mean I I started in season two when I joined the show joined about halfway through season two. And toward the back of the season started working very closely with Alex Anyway as we were finishing up season two. So you know I feel like I've gained a good understanding of what he wants from discovery and you know as a group in season two, we are still finding. Really. What is the what is the right tonal mix for this show Because you know any season, one of the show is still kind of finding itself in that way and I feel like in season two, we really hit our stride with that. In terms of we've got the action adventure in via fax. We've got the character moments the emotion we've got you know fighting in. All sorts of mystery in all of the elements of the show I feel like in season to found the right balance. So for me coming in and working with him, it's really about maintaining that kind of balance in every given episode doing what this show does. So well, which is letting are actors, directors and everyone in Toronto shine in the way that they do and You know really just continuing to to try and. Make. The best possible version of tracker we we Cam Michelle. So well, let's get to the show. You you sort of teased trailers have shown and teased a grimmer future one where the federation doesn't necessarily exist or isn't around anymore hats that changed the show and I know you talked about how you want to stay faithful to the spirit of Star Trek. But we'll talk about the differences in how you're. able to play around with that. Sure. So to be clear, the federation is still there it's just It's been diminished in that something that are characters will come to discover as they go through the season and they'll They'll begin to learn the reasons why that happened and the the why of that, and then the drive to bring the federation together again, really becomes their main drive of the entire season. Ends when we looked at going so far ahead into the future We thought well, what what is what are the big things that could have about this world and that seemed like a natural place to go and. It seems like you know if we are going that far ahead, what what do our characters have? What do they bring to this new future that makes them uniquely able to have a significant impact on this new future and when you talk about a world where the federation has been diminished in some way, it's it's still out there just so everyone is clear. It's still out there. It hasn't gone away but but if it's not as strong as it used to be you have you have Burnham in Seru and all of our heroes. On discovery coming from a time when the federation was strong when it was the bedrock of everything and they grew up with that and they grew up with that feeling of security and optimism and hope and if they're coming into a world in which those things are are struggle for people, then our heroes are uniquely poised to help bring that kind of hope and bring that kind of optimism into this new future and inspire others around them, and so it it just felt like a great opportunity to be able to position them from center with all of that gun. The show has last two seasons wrestled with Continuity Canon, and making sure everything's working out in instep with previous series but hell freeing is it to get out of the constraints of cannon and really. Kind of go go out, go free with with what you really want to explore with star trek dare. I, say to go boldly where no one has gone before I did that I totally did sorry. it is. It has been very freeing. You know when? I when I joined the show in season two, we were right in the middle of that. The middle part of how do we answer these questions about hike that we knew from the original series? How do we answer some of these questions about spock widened stock never mentioned having a sister, all of these sorts of things and so that by the way that was really fun figuring out how all of that was going to work and how it fit into what was existing was really a lot of fun from story perspective. And now being beyond that is also fun and one of the really cool things that we've gotten to do is taken. We've gotten to take relationships that had been established previously, and then kind of change those up a little bit So the. You know the species you might expect to be friends may not necessarily be friends in this new future or vice versa It allows us to explore those new relationships explore species in new way explore worlds in new ways. So an into an again I, do want to say that that with all of that, we are definitely honoring the cannon that came before we're not just. To sticking things lender and tossing them all our place where we've been, we've been really thoughtful about If we're going to play with something, how do we play with? How do we adjust it? How do we shift those relationships? And do it in a way that will feel both familiar and new same time for audience Gotcha. Your Star Trek has always been a reflection of modern society, the avast this from season to season. But given the fact that there's a pandemic going on. There's a discussion about the role of race in America there's climate change field disasters take your pick of issues right now. Unfortunately but it turns discovery and season three. How does discovery reflect what's going on today? Well I can answer that in a couple of ways. In terms of just the the pandemic itself Alex I've talked about this. We could not have imagined when we wrote and shot season three of the show how much it would resonate today because obviously no one could have. Seen this coming a year year and a half ago when we were first working on all of this thematically in season three where we're looking at a lot about connection and disconnection, and that's very much where the world is right now. So I think it it resonates quite unexpectedly just just in terms of the stories that we're telling the thematic residents of those stories. And then in terms of things like are characters You Know Star Trek. has always always valued diversity and know gene roddenberry started it back on the original series having a diverse cast at a time when diversity was not the thing one did on television so. Making sure that we honor that continue that we're continuing that with the introduction of some new characters this season. and. Making sure that that we honor those characters, those voices and that we represent those on the show is super important to us. At C, Net, we've always asked now what? So that's what we call our new series of conversations about the future that is shaping up as we speak I'm Brian Cullin everyone has an interview series, but we try to be different posing a problem driving toward a concise answer and doing it all in about fifteen minutes that we don't waste your time. Check it out at senior dot com slash now what? And speaking of those characters gave update on where some of the crew Michael Berman's through what are they as the season begins. Sure. So when we begin the season or characters have are just coming through the Wormhole, which is where we left them. In episode two, Fourteen last year so they will they will come through land somewhere. I. Can't tell you where they will land or what they'll do. They'll get their or or will spoil that but I I can tell you that one of the first things they'll be looking for is did they achieve their goal because going through the wormhole was about saving life from season to? And, making sure that there is sentient life in this in this new future that they ventured is is the first question Alaska of course, the answer is, yes that's not a spoiler or we wouldn't have season three because there would be no people So they did achieve their goal. I can tell you that and and then it's a question of. Who are they now and what what this new season gives us opportunity to do is really explore all of our characters in a in a much deeper way. You know when they left season two, they left everything behind anyone who was not on this ship that was in their orbit their family, their friends everything that was familiar to them. They left behind and so they are very much a they're a family unit and connected in. A really new and much deeper way when they come into this new future because they are all they have and. Everything else was left behind so. They're kind of strangers in a strange land figuring out this new world as they go and and that gives us choices to learn a lot more about about who they are to challenge them in new ways to see how each of these characters individually will grow. And some of that will come out with a new characters we introduce You know this is not a spoiler he's in the trailer. Everybody knows David Jolla is joining us this season as as book, and you know here's a character who has grown up in this new world who's going to become a kind of a guide for Burnham once she lands and she's in this new future. and. Seeing him challenge her. We will get to learn new things about her and as our characters face unique challenges. Over the course of the season we'll get to learn new things about all of them. Great. We saw Harry Mudd we saw Sarah saw a bunch of figures from past star. Trek shows in previous uses discovery are can you tease or can we expect any other release cameos or you just sort of breaking free from can completely in just starting with something completely new? Well, I can't. I can't give anything away 'cause. Away but you know a lot of this season really is about. Seeing what this new future is all about and seeing what new characters come in So you know in nine hundred, thirty years ahead so There's a there's quite a time gap there I do WANNA mention I I don't know if you. Earlier of saying about the new characters, we also have the characters of. Deer Gray who are in the season Bluto Barrio Alexander. Tremendous and speaking to diversity of all when we talk about diversey on camera that's They are also representative of that as a non binary and transgender in real life, and then also being a non binary and a transgender character on cameras, well with these characters that they represent. So. that. All of that has been very, very important to us. Great in terms of the tech obviously seen at the tech site talk with. You. That's that's great. We love that you love seeing A. A little bit about that. What what are some of the if interesting fats of? This 'cause there are a lot of fascinating concepts you played with the previous using network time travel was a big deal last year what what what tech we serve guys embrace for this next season. There is some new tax that we will explore the season. I hesitate to say only because I don't WanNa give it away but but I will say that again in the tradition of honoring what has come before and then also pushing that forward. There are there are some new tech, the elements that we will see the season You know the the ways in which people interact with their ships might be a little bit different You know certainly there would have pollution in the the technology we use the things we hold the things we interact with on ships, all of those sorts of things and you'll start to see. Some of those things right away in the premiere episode of Season Three. So there have been a wave of Scifi shows that you know ground themselves in hard science I'm scared that something you consider star trek which Kinda plays a little bit fast loose with tack at like how real some that check is that is this something you guys are considering or you thought about a four season three already beyond it's something that we have absolutely done. And I I can't speak to. A to the season's when I wasn't here. But we have we have a science consultant Dr Aaron McDonald's She is fabulous. She is an astrophysicist and some Some audience members might be familiar with her she's She does a lot of star trek events and things like that where she talks about the science of Star Trek and we work very very closely with her on all of these things, and so if we have a science or tech thing that we wanna do you know as as writers will make it up and play in the sci-fi realm and we rely on her to help us. Tailor that to make something that obviously these things are not possible right now but we want to get them as close to future possible as we can. So she helps us with all of that. She gives us you know how many kilometers per second is something going? You know all of these sorts of things she helps with So yeah, for sure we we know that a lot of actual scientists watch the show and. We don't want anyone watching the show and going up man that's insane. So Aaron helps us with that guy well I ask this for most of the folks who deal the show I haven't had a chance to ask you. So I'll ask him in terms of the tech that's available in Star Trek. What which which bit of tech would you like to see in real life which would you could actually see yourself using own my gosh? Transporter. I would love to have a transport but I would I would want it to be a transporter that wouldn't just take me from here to the grocery store, but I wanNA transport could take me to to visit my loved ones or to go someplace else especially. Now since we you know it's very tricky to get on planes and. Do things like that I I would. I would want to I would want to transporter yet that that's a good one especially nowadays transport. Yeah. He can get around TSA airplanes in general totally like that Yeah I just need that pad built living room just walk into it. You go where you WANNA go. Yeah, that's that's it. For me. I would just say cheers of guest stars and notes it's nine hundred years in the but a Q. is not you know he doesn't age is pretty much more. Sane. Just out there for you kids shows up. Okay now. Awesome. Okay. Wow Michelle thank you for your time. Really appreciate season three of star trek discovery premiers on, Thursday yeah. So much and thank you everyone for watching. Hope you enjoy the show. It's
UK government under pressure for COVID-19 strategy
"Emergency covid downs across the north of England to put the division between Westminster and the rest made Steph into shot relief. Mass journalists voters across the North voicing their anger being dictated to as city leaders discovered happening towns through front pages, twitter blogs. According to Lisa Nanday, the government doesn't even know where weakness and a new report by End Child poverty was just came out says that even before the pandemic child poverty was rocketing in the north and Midlands eight of the ten. Hardest hit areas is England less the union fracturing. Alex Scotland Wales Northern Ireland each have their own approaches to covert the government is trying to centralize control of England even though English, cities and regions were desperate for the more path more local strategies has that approach failed? Is it going to have to be more more regional? I think I don't think it's a one ONS official question. For instance, when it comes to things like testing trays I, think to have a national overarching. Sort of strategy is a disaster because obviously local people will know how to do that better. But when it comes to for instance. You know. Contagion rules. I think collaboratively in simplicity of the message is so key to their success that having a sort of different set of rules complicated rules depending on one postcode or another I think that will fall down I. I can't see that looking. I'm Scott this perceived as doing much better than England, and Cave in Wales to the extent. Are. They really doing better. Do they just have? To they have better messaging that Nicholas Sturgeon is just somebody is more trustworthy Boris Johnson. Better messaging is part of doing better. Possibly one of the key banks. I had to look at a fairly comprehensive study by the Center for Constitutional Change that looked at the totality of what we loosely termed as the first wave and found a covert destroyed trajectories peaked sooner in both Scotland and Wales and came down foster. So one could say that national OAKTON, which came too late for England came even more disastrously nights from Scotland and Wales. But death rates were significantly above national average for England and consistently. Wales and Scotland so I, think yes they have objectively done better. I had Frank Cultural Boys on the Today program saying he actually missed springs national lockdown lockdown gold because the whole country was in the same boat. Matt downs are driven by local infection rates but they all currently in the north I'm is this crisis sort of making the relationship between national local government, the north and the south worse or at least more more strained yeah. Undoubtedly I mean he's also contains enormous opportunities in some ways for Metro Mas- in the North it's interesting that you've seen. You've seen the London Meh. Saudi con his authority has really diminished because he's been basically take files funding in which he greatly depends is being held. So tightly in could be manipulated so much by central government that he doesn't have as much leeway as he used to. Conversely in the north, they know that they can They can basically demand certain things in exchange for cooperation about Kobe measures. So this puts the whole metro messing I mean previously, they were seen as you know, a Nice Democrat Nice Democratic Nice to have but not something that had genuine power, and now of course, because of covid they do it's also worth. Mentioning that Johnson himself has no real idea think of how to hold north-and-south together. If you read his conference speech last week, the only mention of the North was north London in the context of a cultural jibe, the only mention of Scotland and Wales where in the context of wind, power. he really doesn't think about this stuff any session he hasn't given any attention to how to negotiate this new difficult and fragile relationship a rope, the prominence of some of these regional mez Andy Burnham Steve. Rotherham. that. Make the case for a larger. Merrill based system in this country when you labor introduced mayors lately took on in some places and then and then Nelson others. But you think they'll be more appetite for these figures. I mean it's it's it's hard to say because there wasn't a great dealer appetite for them when they were introduced I suspect because of their dynamics that was thought to see here the sort of purchase pull dynamics with the man's the big regional setting themselves up as defenders of particular cities or city regions against the hostile government. That's a great dynamic building, your legitimacy with voices building a profile, and it may well be the other places. Look at this and think well, I'd rather like to have an undefined and in my case, my sanity or Steve Rotherham because at the Reimann way rose again knocks I've by government, but there's no one in our corner as I think he could. Well. Stimulate that kind of demand the difficulty is no everywhere has like an obvious relation sensitive build a city region around. So I wonder what will happen for the places you know those rather I was towns That was so crucial in the twenty nine election How would this kind of system worked for them?
Some Plants That Give Red Color in the Fall
"There are a great number of plant well, almost every plant has some sort of fall color. The ones that would give her read though starting with a fairly sizable vibe Burnham called Winter Third W. I n. t.. E. R. T. H.. U. R.. It's a maroon dark. Maroon Leaf. It has then what's called a droop fruita believe is correct and it's it's half the size of a grape and just about the color of a of a green purple grape. Fragrant SUPERMAC is Grollo Samak. I happen to have that around the base of a tree toughest nails it. It is putting up at the tree, the root system of the tree. Is a few weeds and keeps on keeping on. It has a good looking fall colored female spice Bush is bright yellow. Now, that's not going to be the color she's after, but we come then to common witch Hazel, which is again a little off of the the norm as far as getting into reds, but it's usually a rusty orange type of thing then well, June Berry or service Berry, and the reason is called both is that June berry the fruit has developed turns from green to bless green to more red to purple you have to fight the birds. Then it has a wonderful rusty red fall color in most cases. Father Guilt well, and there are many varieties of service berry from probably only head height who will. Six. Foot or so on up to about fifteen twenty feet then there's a plant called Father Guillot. SHRUB I have seen it whether it's a giant one, our standard when if you will. Ask for the Standard Planet is probably your best bet because the the big old fashioned one, I've seen. UNMANAGED period over it does I've seen it eight or more feet wide in probably eight feet tall. So it it and at the same time, I know where there are a dozen of them on each side of a major walkway into a business building facing south. Hot Dry miserable on sloped ground it still holds up and when it comes fall, it goes into red orange rid and when you're off, Oh, a hundred or more feet from that entrance almost looks like a fire burning on both sides of the entrance. A good one. There's another plant that goes into the burgundy color. There's a dwarf of it and a standard size. It is called it. It EA It has a white flower in the spring not unattractive but not real big and showy however in the fall all things being equal it's a very deep burgundy.
A violent protest in Chicago leads to 2 dozen people arrested and 17 officers injured
"People set to appear in court today after weekend classes with Chicago police WG ends Judy Wang is at police headquarters this morning. 25 year old Jeremy Johnson is charged with felony battery to an officer. Police say he is the one with the skateboard. Who hit an officer several times. He is set to appear in bond court this afternoon. Also appearing in court this afternoon. Sean Drink Man of Burnham, Illinois. Police say he broke through a line of police officers and hit One police officer with a bulls. Chicago police arrested arrested a a total total of of 24 24 people people over over the the weekend. weekend. 17 17 officers officers were were injured. injured. Activists Activists are are demanding demanding an an apology apology from from Chicago Chicago police police and and mayor mayor like like foot foot after after those those clashes. clashes. This activist says the police came ready for a fight. The police showed up right The police showed up with shields but terms and pepper spraying and so called us and kettle dust in last night, those organizer is claiming police instigated the violence and protesters were pepper sprayed and beaten with batons. Some activists and outside the Wentworth District Police station yesterday, calling for the release of people arrested during Saturday's protest. Five people
What's Killing My Tomato Plants?
"David is having some real trouble with tomatoes. He says, his tomato leaves are wilting at the very top of the leaf and then a few days later they start turning a botchy blotchy black, and then about a week after that, they start dying altogether he's lost forty tomato plants this way and he wants to know what you think he can do about it. Now his problem and mine are very different. And I I laugh only because the difference mine were just flat out eating they were perfectly healthy. Not a spot on them. Numb David's problem is very different and it sounds like he may have a problem with them called Sept. Oria leaf spot I kinda wish I could talk to David at this point. But at the same time I have to make some assumptions I'm going to guess. That in you have to deal with prophylactic in considering containing many many diseases you have to prevent it. That's the big word. Prevention starts by buying plants have been what's called indexed for V F and that's virus cerium, wilt and Nematodes, and that on top of those three comes one called sectorial leaf spot. And it's a plant where I'm going to Bet David got a busy started his seedlings either indoors or planted the seeds early they grew like topsy. We had plenty of moisture in sunshine this spring for them to just have really rebelled now then. That makes for a plant has softer skin. So to speak, which is good in many ways, however, it allows or organic disease germs. If you will to jump onto them, start to grow enter through the softer skin or or flashier leaf if you will and away they go when he's lost that many I'm going to bet he's using the same spot in the garden. For them more than one year that could leave Satori spores right there. Waiting to get into a new plant each year I have to guess 'cause it can't ask. But with that kind of loss which which is now significant when you have that many plants gone he he will probably have to. Say shelter in place as the rest of us are doing ovid for right now I don't think there's anything you can do at this point other than to spray the plants that are healthy with a fun side. Now, Mark was head of the game here with it being an email, he was able to look up on his electronic skills of a new material for me. It's it's a fund, your side called serenade something I don't know a thing about, but that is the Mamie found then we go. Back to I do know about and that is material hang on now called Chloro- Fallon Nil C. H. L. O. R. O., T. H. A. O., and I along name for a good good funchess is however with all fungal materials you have to prevent them if you can't really do much once they have gotten going. So right now I am afraid his forty plants are probably shop period. The best thing to do would be jerk him outta there Burnham or or get them in the trash and off the property. Then year by all means plant the tomatoes in a new spot even if you have to repair the area because it can carry over into soil splash backup on the young tender new leaves and start the process. So it's going to go into a then once he gets them planted hopefully in a new spot or better spot that he will then start as soon as there are significant leaves. Now, by that, let's just say the seedling is six inches tall eight inches tall it's out in the garden at. This point then is when you start spraying, you put a fund aside on the leaves up under the leaves down the stem, the whole that so that you can keep the spores from this disease from getting started in the first place. Then because the material does weaken with time sunlight, we ended a cetera he's GonNa have to spray every seven to ten days to keep a fresh coating of close. Ellendale et Cetera eating good common fund side we'll help. But at the same time, that's one of the better ones.
Restoring the American Chestnut
"Things got yeah. This novel pathogen ideas terrifying especially when it comes to like with covert. It's got some twenty billion people to work its way through. And the chestnut, almost being jack-of-all-trades in being widespread was probably one of the perfect recipe. Check boxes to say like okay. This is how you have. An invasion meltdown caused the collapse of species. It's scary and it's so sad, but at the same time. Is Much as I've never seen a large chestnut tree, or been able to appreciate them, for what they were were lucky and very fortunate that there are still sprouts there are these these trees are still on the landscape in some capacity. I mean it is kinda functionally extinct. I. Don't know if that's the proper scientific way of putting it, but. There's chestnuts still out there today. Where did the American Chestnut Foundation kind of say? We have to do something. What was the impetus for that and kind of winded it happen, and what was those early stages Kinda like for it? Sure so so functionally extinct. That's that's the term I think for for the American, just not in words Aso a lot of people think it's extinct or endangered or threatened. It's none of those things it doesn't fit any of those categories, because there are so many sprouts out the wild, so it was estimated before billion in the eighteen hundreds at the height of the species population. The blight swept through reduce them to basically sprouts, and the under story so most hardwoods. If you've got them down, they die of the blight bill re sprout. Sprout burn readily just not does that, so they sprout. They get the blake usually by age seven fifteen. They Divac, they re sprout. They get the blame back. They re sprout so so that's what you see in the forest today, the eastern us on their an estimated four, hundred thirty five million trees, so so lot still a lot, but most of them do not reach flowering stage. We think about two million, or so are probably still flowering on somewhere around point, five percent of the population is probably still flowering and producing knots. And that's what's been used at a lot of different breeding programs and eastern us when the blight I went through the USDA's stepped in a sense implant explorers to China to say hey, finding replacement for the great American Chestnut, and so they brought over. Chinese chestnut, so that's about Chinese just nuts on the landscape. They are all over the place. You see them on farms. The USDA real big push for people to plant Chinese chestnuts. My popol planted them on his farm, but they they couldn't replace the just the American chestnut, because they typically they have been bred for Russian. Typically don't grow as tall as the American chestnut. They are very branchy, so the timber isn't as of high quality all as America's. And so that was one of the first attempts to try and save the American chestnut, or restore it or replace it, and then, since then since the thirties on through, people have tried various breeding techniques. They've tried spraying. The fungus was something they've tried systemic fungicides in the fifties when nuclear radiation Israel real huge people were taking chestnuts and throwing them in nuclear reactors to get them to mutate totally serious. And, so you've got plantations of irradiated ulmer radiated chestnuts. Most of them are in Maryland. Okay up ground where a lot of that defense. Stuff was happening, so makes us. That might be another podcast, but but there's this uranium question to try and find resistance within native. American chestnuts and people went pretty much given hope in the seventies and eighties stuff still going on, but at a much lower rate, and in the early eighties there was a corn geneticist Charles Burnham. He said Hey. Trees or plants? Why don't we use plant breeding the we using corn and things like that and use that for trees as well to impart resistance. So, that was the start of the American nomination. Arkham Burnham and some other founders I got together they the various, all nonprofit, scientifically minded organizations and say hey, let's try something called back crossbreeding to get a light resistance, and who the American chestnut and when they started, they thought that blight resistance was very simple traits that it was only two or three genes that controlled this trade, and therefore back crossing would work after you get above three genes back. Crossing really isn't active. The the numbers required too high and astronomical talk about exponential. You need exponentially large. Populations as you increase the number of genes for traits, so it was a it was a noble thought and would that it that be that resistance was only controlled by three. We know now that light resistance is controlled by many martines than three so a while back crossing itself isn't the end all be all American chestnut restoration, TCI the American Chestnut Foundation has embarked on other avenues to try and restore the American chestnut, and but but that was what what began the foundation
How Hard Can I Prune Mature Bushes This Time of Year?
"I've got several huge bushes. Their Expire Bushes HYDRANGEA VI- burn. And for Cynthia and they're about eight to ten foot, tall and huge in size and I'm wondering. When's the best time to trim those? And how short can I cut him to get him back in shape to look good around the house? Talk about when and I'm GONNA come back with that. Basically food ruled now when you say fire, Bush thinking probably mean burning Bush. Yellowish doesn't have a flower that we're really concerned about you. Can Almost Rooney at any time then when we come to the Hyde ranchers that by Burnham and we have two different categories of plants. Let's just go with the by Burnham and Pacific for civil right. And Lilac et Cetera have to be pruned soon after bloom, which means now. Not Today but at the same time very shortly because they set flower buds very soon after the middle of June or first of July for the following year. And therefore you should prune them now. to to keep them well in balancing whatever you need to do, as as a matter of fact that the hydrogen and hide ranchers are one example they flower some on last year stems on this year stems, and some kind of as they wish. Now. Let me try to explain that when you prune following the bloom. On a vibe Burnham, which most finished, but let me now before Cynthia. You can prune them. Anytime should really be doing it very shortly on the Hydrangea, you. have to go with the kind of plants it is and and you'd have to go back to the tag and see whether it blooms on new or old would, as it's called, stated I I generally, and they're so darn many. Well, anyhow, it's enough to drive you nuts knowing what a hydro-engineers on other things though. That for example rose of Sharon that won't bloom now until probably September or soon thereafter or before. They have bloomed last year. They are now growing out. They will set the flower bud soon. And blew on this fall spy rea-. Another group of plants is going to be one that has well. It has come up hopefully getting going strongly. Then it s flower buds on the new stems. So as soon as it blooms, you would finish pruning it. Now hopefully that answers the when now the how much. When you talk about what are apparently big old plants, I'm going to go back to a general rule now. Usually I'd say. Don't remove more than twenty or twenty five percent. I know that on big old plants. When you're doing the right time and so on, you can take as much as a third of them, and that's just your you know your judgement. You stand back before you start burning you kind of look at the body of it. The number of stems at the bottom and so on, and you try then to take out the oldest stems, which will probably have the darkest bark. The perhaps any dead stems that are down in the crown of the planet, the ground, and get those out of their first. Then you prune for shape and size
Viz Agencies: CLEVERFRANKE and Interactive Things
"Saw the sovereign in. Let's get started so we have a special topic today. We decided to make even a two episode feature maybe even more episodes to come because actually this huge blind spot so whenever we review our trailer board with episode. We realized sometimes. Oh we've been so many but we never talked to somebody from field X. or from that area and it's been like this really with for years. Small to medium data visualization agencies. Which is insane because some of the best data is obviously comes from these types of companies and we talked to a lot of practitioners and researchers and whatnot but never really people. Running data visualization studios. Huge Blind. Spot happens but now we're catching up quick and we're inviting to even guests today and and we record another episode with two guests and this will be the next month so hopefully we're back to a good ratio of data agency folks and going and I'm personally super interested. I'VE KNOWN THE FOLKS. We'll talk to you for many many years. In fact I realized last year at encode conference that a lot of these agencies have been around for ten years longer and so it's really now fastening to hear of their long-term Perspective on how the field has evolved. How the field has changed if there is even a viable business and making high end. Crafted data visualization. Or if we will all be unemployed soon so curious to learn more about all this so as I said we have two guests the first one is Thomas. Clever I Thomas High Thomas Highmore. It's I echo. Thanks for joining us. And we have Benjamin Vita Benjamin Haven. Hi Maurice Ionescu great to have you on so Thomas. Maybe I could you briefly introduce yourself and your company and then Benjamin can take. Oh yeah absolutely so as you said. I'm Thomas Flavor or clever co-founder of Flavor Franca or clever Frankie. Most people call us these days. We're data design and Technology Company and we create anything from one of data visualizations to data driven products and tools. As we like to call it we have. We have our headquarters here in the Netherlands and we have another office in Chicago and Dubai. Yeah how many people are working for you right now around thirty two. I think if I'm correct thirty two now great Benjamin Harvard. You all right. I'm an interaction designer with sort of like a focus on information Shirley station and interface design from the beginning and then back in two thousand eight. I started writing a blog on data virtualization whereas publish my work and my research. It's also how we met I think. Also that's how I stumbled over an earlier and like a year later. I co founded interactive things which fairly similar to clever Frankie is a designer development studio with a focus on data driven products. We are a team of seventeen people. We're sort of like a slightly weird beast as we are five equal partners in the company. I think today's like my main focus is leading the company as the managing director. I have a few teaching assignments at universities on data visualization and and sort of organizing database. Sirak meet up here in sick right. So Benjamin there maybe just two people get a sense of okay. What type of product elected do or what? What's your approach is there? Maybe one quintessential project where you could say okay. This is really quintessential almost inactive things project where you could say. That's that's really good example of the type of work we do and we like to. Yeah that's you know like picking your favorite child right. So I think the project that sort of comes to mind is is actually two one two projects and that's education inequalities and education progress so these two websites that we have built for UNESCO and they are sister products in a way even though they're seven years apart so education inequalities already seven years old now and education progress was just released. The first was an exploratory tool our allies in disparities in quality of education and to second is Dan an explanatory publication summarizing the key facts and trends and so in a way they present to coins of the data. Visually say are two sides of the data. Visualization Coin Servic exploration for discovery and explanation for understanding and besides being interesting from data visualization perspective. I think the project also rank very high in our in our view because of the purpose they both advance to sustainable development goal for forward which I think is an important aspect so inclusive and equitable quality of Education. For All the second is the client. Unesco has been a long term and very very committed clients to the success of each of their project and then in terms of craft brew bows challenged in design. Antidevelopment went we work on these projects. And and typically we've seen iskoe. We are allowed to pursue a very iterative process instead of Servic fixed scope waterfall type of process. And I think sort of these Su- yes bex or for aspects purpose client crafting process are important to us and I think they are. Well reflected in those two projects. Great Tell us how about you is a similar example like Ben set. That's always very hard and I think if you look back over over the years that we've been running the business. There's always some quintessential project some lighthouse projects that I think really define you as a company to take a next step in where you are if I have to choose then. I think the the Mobility Index website that we created for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency of Planning is is one of my personal favorites really because it brings together a lot of lot of things dear to my heart. Dear to our companies hearts in the sense that it's it's a mix of experimental data viz with an important message behind it. The CMAP approached us because they had written a new mobility plan or a new urban planning plan so to speak for the city of Chicago which was pretty much. The first comprehensive urban planning plan since Daniel Burman Burnham which was about one hundred years ago and really outlined around economy mobility and liveability where the city should be heading and also the challenges that they face so mobility is a very important topic to the city of Chicago. Think Twenty five percent of the workforce is somehow tied to freight transportation. All those type of things and you know the the investment that needs to be done in the infrastructure there is about thirteen trillion dollars To really convey that message they asked us. Can you can concise. Can you digest plan of six hundred sixty pages into one interactive websites? And of course we said yes remembering that on the way there on the plane. I was reading through that plan and thinking. I'm not sure how we're going to do it. But it was really it was. It's a really nice project in in how we did a lot of editorial stuff on on understanding the plan and thinking how can we explain this plan to you know anybody down in the street but also to business policy makers journalists politicians and? There's a whole editorial sort of structure that you know. There's a bird's eye view over Chicago. And then as you dive into the topics you'd literally dive down into street level. There's different types of visualizations from charts to. We were using new technologies at the time. This twenty fourteen so yeah a lot of a lot of boxes that are ticked in that project and I think you know looking back. I just realized when I heard Ben talk that that was the first time that we set foot in Chicago and here. We are six seven years later right here. We have the office in Chicago so really. It's also the moment in time. I fell in love with that city
Walter Rodney Was Way Ahead of His Time
"Day was March twenty third nineteen forty two Guyanese historian and activist. Walter Rodney was born. He's remembered for his scholarship and activism concerning the working class and black people around the world. Rodney was born to Edward in Pauline Rodney in Georgetown British Guyana or Present Day Guyana British. Guyana was a colony that was part of the British West indies after World War. Two there were increasing demands for political independence in Guyana. The People's Progressive Party a left wing political party formed in the early nineteen fifties in the colony. Rodney's perspective developed in the midst of this rising anti colonial sentiment during that decade rotten distributed people's Progressive Party manifestos began attending Queens College. A high school in Guyana. There he edited the school's newspaper and participated in the debate society. He graduated in Nineteen Sixty and won a scholarship to the university. College of the West indies. He graduated with a degree in history in nineteen sixty three. He went on to attend the University of London where he got a doctorate in African history. His thesis was called a history of the Upper Guinea coast. Fifteen forty five to eighteen hundred in England. Rodney continued to recognize how scholarship divorced history from politics brought and he took a job as a lecturer in Tanzania but he left to teach at the University of the West indies in Jamaica there he taught African history highlighting the importance of Africa and Caribbean history and the impact of historical resistance against slavery and colonialism. He advocated for the Working Class and criticized the government's policies he gave lectures to marginalized groups in Jamaica and became a key figure in the black power movement after he went to the black riders conference in Montreal. In nineteen sixty eight Rodney was declared persona non grata by the Jamaican government and banned from returning to the country. People protested his banning but he continued to speak out on the repression of darker. Jamaicans he taught in Tanzania for a few years publishing his best known work. How Europe underdeveloped Africa but in one thousand nine hundred eighty four? He returned to Guyana which had gained independence in nineteen sixty six to take a position as a professor of history at the University of Guyana. Though his appointment to the university was revoked he stayed in Guyana and he became a leader of the working people. A political group formed in the nineteen seventies and opposition to the regime of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham Rodney gave lectures in Jamaica Europe and the US and he continued his vocal resistance to burn them as the government proceeded to sponsor police rates and beatings and July of Nineteen seventy-nine. He and seven other people were arrested after two government offices were burned down. He faced charges of arson but was acquitted though he and his peers faced persecution. He maintained his criticism of the government and the Constitution but on June thirteenth nineteen eighty. Rodney died in a bomb explosion. The bomb was allegedly given to him by someone and the guy in a defense force is suspected that the assassination was orchestrated by Burnham. Rodney was survived by his wife and three children. Some of his works were published
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You can see the Fiji Mermaid and much much more at Barnum's American Museum. The crowd surged past the dump truck and they were all clamoring pay fifty cents to find out what wonders the museum contained. This was your plan. All along wasn't exotic Ma'am right this way. Hey listen in my friend in this business you do what you can do to draw crowd and you're the perfect one to do it. Antastic now look we moved. You'll bricks and drew you out. Can we get into the museum. Deal is a deal you earned my friend enter away come on featured. It's going to take us an hour to find a way through this crowd and get to the Mermaid. You're trying to get up close and personal with the Fiji Mermaid. Let's check in with our hero. He wrote Dr Floyd who when we last left secured an exhibit spot right next to the fever made in the museum. This is humiliating. Dr Grant. Imagine me the world's most brilliant scientists nothing more than a sideshow exhibiting P T barnum's museum. We'll look at it this way Dr Floyd. There's no way that Dr Steve Can swept the Mermaid standing right next to it. I know I know you're comes the crowd Dr Floyd. You're on these. These chips isn't here to witness my humiliation faithful robot companionship's as you remember was currently undertaken the task of walking. Dr Floyd's Mother's Pomeranian puppy Mr Brady Jen's around New York. Dr Grothe Trust regained control. Mr tastebuds return to the main Exhibit Hall of the American Museum which is now packed with patrons eager to see the Fiji Mermaid. The museums newest attraction floyd. The man was a small ted in the world. is gross throw should bidder be. We're Dr Steve was hitting. I'm going to be very upset. And there's no reason to be upset because at that very moment Dr Steven Pitcher. We're at the very back of the line line to view the exhibits. What's right up there? 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When to prune butterfly bush to keep it bushy?
"Bush frequently will die back to near the ground in. Well we call it Ohio So and and even if it doesn't die back that far it's usually coming out the second year or subsequent years pretty shaggy looking so when I talk about the butterfly Bush specifically I actually take those down to around three inches above the ground I wanted well. I want to avoid messing with dead wood in the spring. I want to get that job done. I also want the plant to come up. Bushy not not tall all in leggings and butterfly Bush in various sizes and shapes. But I would like to have a full plant. It also is a plant that sends up its tissue And and then sets flower buds after growth in the early spring so that it flowers a little later in the spring or into summer so therefore you can cut it back real hard even to the extent then. I probably have been mentioning that sometimes. Butterfly Bush actually dies into into the ground now a winter like we've had so far certainly that wouldn't be the case but in a nasty winter down toward zero run and so on no snow it can be killed clear down into the ground inch or more I than wait and wait and wait I. I'm really comfortable. That more butterfly live bushes are thrown away alive than dead People don't wait long enough because it can be June before they even show growth above ground so in that at depending depending on terminology. And how you look at it Caroline You can almost call it butchery because I just I just take a pair. Loppers and in the whole plant comes down to about three inches tall brush off and and carried away I cut him so low. That if there's a late spring snow I wanNA have a tag by that plant so I don't step in and crushed the branches. I did leave because it'll be so darn short. Now we come into other plants spy RIA. There's another plant. You can cut pretty hard. That way. I I usually. Don't be quite as callous with it. there are little tiny spy RIAs and then some little hit above our head height and so on they all most all set their flower buds after growth in the spring at Cetera. So when when we talk about the Lilac just as an example it and the vibe Burnham's and so on have set. Their flower buds this past June or thereabouts. So Oh any pruning of a do on those I would go into the bottom cut out a big or the biggest old stems get them out of the way and then cater to the regrowth growth or continuing growth of the smaller younger stems which are probably going to flower better and so on anyhow then we have a variation from there. The rose of Sharon is kind of an anomaly to some people it also sets flower buds after spring growth but it flowers late in the season and it kind of leaves people in in will in all what to do I have pruned it very hard. Just because it was getting out Out of size and kind along an alleyway in a community That hanging out over scrubbing the trees and the cars and so on so it can be pruned in the late fall after bloom. And that is backed into a rule of blooming prune following the bloom so the Lilac by Burnham et Cetera in the Spring Prune soon after they finished flowering. Then the things that floor on what's called new would the butterfly Bush by Korea and so on you trim well now or any decent day from here on or clear into I'M GONNA say mid March before they start to grow because you're gonNa cut him pretty hard you don't want them to expend energy starting to grow in the spring then cutting hard. Because they'll have well they'll have to come up with extra energy to re grow in the spring so Butterfly Bush could be trimmed well last week when it was decent or in March. When it's decent anytime like I? I hope that helps you some.